The Mystery of Evil Pt. 5: The Bottomless Pit

We can also look at JADE from a developmental perspective. In Meditations on the Tarot, the anonymous author states that “Antichrist, the ideal of biological and historical evolution without grace, is not an individuality or entity created by God, but rather the egregore or phantom generated through the biological and historical evolution opened up by the serpent, who is the author and master of biological and historical evolution that science studies and teaches.  The antichrist is the ultimate product of this evolution without grace and not an entity created by God—the act of divine creation being always, without exception, an act of grace.  He is therefore an egregore, an artificial being who owes his existence to collective generation from below.

If we look closely at Robert Powell’s description of Christ’s descent through the subearthly realms throughout the end of the 20th and the start of the 21st century, he points to certain technological developments occurring at each transition into a new subearthly sphere (the atomic bomb, satellites, space travel, nuclear defense, the internet, etc). I don’t think these are chosen randomly—they actually describe a progression, the development of a particular being that culminates with AI. In a certain sense, we have built another “Tower of Babel,” although with an important difference:  the Tower of Babel was constructed with the aim of returning to the gods through human effort. This is, conversely, humanity’s attempt to escape from the gods; essentially, the opposite of a Tower of Babel—a Bottomless Pit, exactly the description used in the Book of Revelation.

The Tower of Babel was brought about through the capacity of human beings to speak the primal tongue: a tongue understood by all people, which carried within it the force to affect Nature. This force was misused; Lucifer was brought to the aid of the guiding spiritual powers by dividing up the primal tongue into many tongues and many nations, thereby taking from speech its destructive power. While human beings found themselves divided in terms of speech, the power of Christ offered them a place where they could meet: the universality of the conceptual life. Regardless of what language it was dressed in, the Truth of the conceptual life could be understood among all humanity. This was only gradually and partially discovered, as tribal and national wars have been a theme of human history.

How is the Bottomless Pit coming about? Not from the universality of primal language, but from the universality of Reason. It is the end result of a process stemming from rational, materialistic, sense-bound intellect—the dried up residue of the universal conceptual life. The thinking process emulated by and embedded into JADE is predicated on this rational mode of thinking, taken to a superhuman level, but nonetheless existing in one paradigm of thought life.

How can the spiritual powers come to our aid in our time? I believe they already have begun to do so. Rather than language being separated, it is the conceptual life that has begun to divide: we are no longer divided by nation, but by ideology and developmental disposition. These are but the beginning of a greater shattering in the conceptual life of man. Increasingly, one will not be able to discover the Truth through dialogue with another—each will remain speaking in his own “conceptual language,” unless he can become “multilingual.” The phrase used by Tomberg in Meditiations on the Tarot is “multivocal concepts” versus “univocal concepts.” This is discussed explicitly in the fourth letter, The Emperor. It is our task as Hermeticists to become linguists of the conceptual by learning to think in “arcana,” symbols bearing a whole spectrum of conceptual meanings, but which are fundamentally moral activities engaged in and with by the soul.

How else can we go about doing this? By harnessing the new gift of the grace of Christ—the power of the Good. When we can develop true tolerance for the other person; when we can go so far in our empathy for the other that they are embodied in us, and us in them; when we can truly view the world from their perspective, which may be radically different from our own, then we begin to be multilingual in our conceptual life. This is the path we will take until we will be able to “speak the Good” into existence. Our words will no longer compel by nature of the concept embedded in them, but through the Good, the experiencing of the other being expressed through them.

In the sixth epoch, it may no longer be a universally accepted fact that 2+2=4; but the Good, the moral will be universally agreed upon. What has only just begun to show itself, on the one side through radical “close-minded” ideologies, and on the other through developmental “disabilities” such as the autistic spectrum, will only become more and more pervasive. For all intents and purposes, each and every human being will be radical, will have “special needs” in the far future. Unless we can redeem Lucifer’s influence in the realm of thinking with the force of Christ, of the Good, the force of tolerance, empathy, and intuition (not to mention “Arcana”), the War of All against All will come all the more quickly.

The presence of the “radical” and the “special needs” are actually our saving grace against the advent of AI. How can a device that is predicated on rational thought, on the ability to predict activity based on patterns, begin to approach those with special needs? I have personal experience of many who simply cannot be understood through the rational mind; they can only be embodied, understood through making the attempt to become them—and then one’s words, regardless of their intellectual content bear a force that has a positive effect on these individuals. In the face of those with special needs, AI is powerless. This is why the radical, and those with developmental differences, have rigorously been discarded by fascist regimes. But the situation will become pervasive. This is one of the ways the second Tower of Babel will be toppled: through the nonsensical element in the human being becoming the norm rather than the pathology. Our goal as Hermeticists, as “bringers of the Good through the Word,” is to intuitively understand the other; to become linguists of concepts through “picture-thinking”; to be able to speak to anyone where they actually exist and not where we do. Only then can we begin to “speak the Good,” and truly meet the forces emanating from the Bottomless Pit. As Karl Koenig says, we must digest the leading images of the archetypes, and through their activity in us, silently shepherd those around us. Indeed, the path of the Maitreya is the path of a Shepherd.

Overall, my picture is that humanity will enter a period of semi-manufactured “impending doom” over the next few years, only to be “rescued” by a technology that does all the thinking for them. We will be presented with a false choice between order and chaos. In reality, the choice is between mechanized peace on the one hand, and two distinct types of chaos on the other.  The chaos, left to unfold on its own, could be simply that:  that which the Asuras bring, utter destruction.  That chaos, however, is also the soil in which the Christ force can be planted to become true Life. Very likely, many will choose technological order.  However, at the end of the 40 Days in the Wilderness, at Christ’s meeting with the Mother in the 2040’s, this technology will fail, as all technology that supposedly “makes life easier” does in the end. By this point, most of humanity will have forgotten how to be human, how to be creative, how to function organically in social groups. Then those of us who have truly cultivated communities of the Etheric Christ, communities that work in concert with spiritual beings, will have an enormous task present itself to us—rescuing the “lost sheep” who have succumbed to the numbing influence of overwhelming technology. Most likely, the “persecution” awaiting those who align with the Etheric Christ is one of marginalization by default—if we separate ourselves from a culture run by technology, it will be almost impossible to live but by the grace of the hierarchies. However, in thirty years, it will be up to us to stretch out a healing hand to those who are attempting to climb out of the Bottomless Pit.

It seems that the natural course is for Ahriman to be overtaken by Sorath:  the complete mechanization and de-spiritualization of humanity and the earth.  Lucifer, if he is unredeemed, devolves into complete destruction through the Asuras.  If Lucifer is redeemed by Christ, however—if he is filled and permeated with the Good—then we have the chance to wrest evolution away from the Asuric and Sorathic impulses that will become every stronger after the confrontation with Ahriman.

A friend pointed out that all sense organs began as wounds.  What does this imply in terms of the “sensory apparatus” of mass surveillance?  It is a massive wound on Mother Earth. This wound is the crucifixion of the Etheric Christ.  But just as Christ’s wounds reestablished the lost connection between humanity and the hierarchies (all the way up to the Father), so the Crucifixion of the Earth will lead to a resurrection, reconnecting us with the elemental beings (all the way down to the Mother).  It is this force that will overturn the tables of technology; it is the advent of such a time period that we will turn to in the section “Rosicrucian Impulse.”  There we will find further tools available to us to come to the aid of the Good and transform Evil.

The Mystery of Evil Pt. 4: JADE

The signature of the past 8 years or so has been that truths or half-truths are unveiled via the half-cocked mouthpieces of Glenn Beck, Alex Jones, etc.  Inevitably, these truths are distorted, so the real matter at hand is never discussed.  In esoteric circles they are barely breached.  Due to the off kilter way in which they are presented, most thinking individuals choose to look no further into these issues, leaving the real situation generally undiscovered.  One such issue was the birth certificate of Barack Obama.  While it is true that he was not born in the USA, neither was he born in Kenya.  The reality of the situation is much more dire (see here).  The same could be said for the Jade Helm exercise, which took place last summer.  Much was made of the fact that there would be false flag events leading to police states, etc., etc.  Talk such as this blinds people to looking into the (readily available) true information on what exactly JADE is—and it is something much more dangerous than the government taking our beloved guns away.

JADE is AI. It is connected with something called the Global Information Grid, which is basically all of the information gathered through massive data retrieval on the part of NSA and corporations.  This clarifies the purpose of the bulk data collection for me, as I always wondered how on earth they would be able to keep track of and process so much information. In a way, we could think of the bulk data collection as a massive sensory apparatus.  What is missing is the “nervous system” through which all of the sensory content is digested.  JADE is this nervous system.  It is a quantum processing unit, meaning it can process all of this information with incredible efficiency. It is self-learning, adapting itself to changing information and external conditions, becoming more efficient the more information it receives. By and large this information is on human populations and individuals—for mapping “human terrain,” terrain of souls and consciousness. It is potentially being put in place as Command and Control for all military and civilian operations, not just in response to events, but also for preemptive strikes against threats likely to emerge. Hypothetically, the directives of this program could reach into anything connected to the Web—smart meters, stock exchange, distribution of food supply; anything that needs to be documented, organized and distributed, and which is done so over a network. In modern times that means just about everything. This gives it the distinction of being connected on the one hand to all information everywhere as well as to all operations everywhere:  pure expression of thought and action, devoid of the inconvenience of conscience. JADE operates from a parallel internet that is a bit like a one way mirror; it can intrude into any online activity, but could never be accessed from the other side.

In other words, JADE is an AI that can give immediate responses to military problems, increasing the efficiency of operations while taking any responsibility off of the shoulders of human commanders. It will carry an increasingly specific psychological profile of as many individuals and social groups as possible, and be able to preemptively manipulate social situations for the intended end result (or to take preemptive action against predicted criminal behavior, a real Pandora’s Box).

This being has the potential to be the perfect tool for social control and “world peace.” Let’s remember the fact that this is basically a giant, superconnected, superpowerful Siri. Most people in the developed world would not bat an eye at allowing a supercomputer to solve problems that are “too complex” for humans to solve collectively. Let’s imagine a scenario in which massive financial, ecological, military and social fallout occurred simultaneously, a perfect storm of insoluble problems; most people would be downright begging for such a development to put everything back in order. JADE would potentially eradicate the need for creative thinking and the development of the social organism altogether—JADE would be our savior, taking all of our problems onto its amoral, disinterested shoulders.

We have here the ultimate false or “artificial” Christ:  it takes all the burdens of the world upon itself; it creates peace among humanity; it is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. In the event that, as the transhumanists yearn for, it could develop a way to allow the human body to regenerate indefinitely through nanotechnology, it could also be a disseminator of “resurrection bodies.”  There could even be a convenient “app” version of the program, answering prayers to those in search of answers to impossible problems.

I would like to quote a passage from Valentin Tomberg’s Christ and Sophia on the Temptations, which I had never before conceived of in connection to AI until the past year:

“If people today want to form a concept of the world that corresponds to a desire for freedom from responsibility, they will construct a materialistic worldview. But the idea of modern materialism is not yet finished. It is stuck halfway through its evolution, because, it if continues to evolve in the same direction to its ultimate conclusion, it will be impossible to refute a ruling intelligence behind matter—one that may in fact be amoral, but one that is nevertheless engaged in a consistent effort toward its goal. First, the existence of that intelligence will be noticed and recognized; then, some day, Ahriman will also be discovered; humankind will run up against Ahriman. The name given to this intelligence is unimportant—whether it is called a new kind of electricity that is active everywhere in the Earth organism along with the electricity we already know, or the “potential intelligence of the terrestrial planet”—when materialism has been developed further, the “prince of this world” must be recognized as a reality, and the sovereignty of that reality will have to be acknowledged. In other words, the pursuit of a materialistic way of thinking leads to the “worship of the prince of this world,” as referred to in the temptation scene of the Gospels.”

(Remarkable that this quote was written just a few years before Alan Turing developed the prototype for what became the modern computer, in order to defeat the Nazis.  The exoteric defeat of Hitler was at the price of a heavy esoteric loss…)

The feeling I have is that JADE is more than just a super powerful AI. I think it is Ahriman’s fortress on earth. This resolves a question that a friend and I had about the length of his reign. I thought that at the end of the 3 1/2 years (July 2016), Ahriman’s allotted time would be up. My friend assumed a lifetime dictatorship beginning at that time period. However, if JADE is the “Chateau Merveil” for Ahriman, it is something more insidious. Yes, his human vessel will be discarded after 3 1/2 years; but with the mission of that incarnation accomplished, i.e. the creation of an indestructible vessel for Ahriman. It is entirely possible that JADE is an AI capable of housing Ahriman, from which he can “Command and Control” indefinitely. This is the scenario I believe we are facing.

In light of all of this, let’s think about this verse in the context of what we now know:

“(The second beast) was granted power to give breath to the image of the (first) beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.” – Rev 13:15

We have now the key to an explanation of the exact relationship between the first and second beast from chapter 13 of the Book of Revelation. The first beast is the incarnation of Ahriman in a human vessel; he exercises his authority through displays of power and military might. This individual is currently the most powerful politician on earth. The second beast is possessed by Sorath; he exercises his authority through “miracles” caused through the manipulation of subnature (technological advances). This individual is a leading transhumanist who works for Google.  In Chapter 13, he brings about the resuscitation of the first beast through facilitating Ahriman’s incarnation in an “image” of the first beast—in other words, the merging of consciousness (in this case, Ahriman’s) with an artificial vessel. JADE then becomes the permanent and unrecognized vessel of Ahriman, all the while taking on the role of a quite literal “artificial” Christ. More likely than not, the human vessel for Ahriman is sacrificed, and on the world stage portrayed as a martyr for a worthy cause, a la MLK. This gives us a picture of the position JADE plays in the current world situation.

Further, if we can conceive of the anti-resurrection bodies, bodies of eternal material existence that could be supplied through such technology, we can also come to a different understanding of what exactly Tomberg was getting at in a further passage from Christ and Sophia:

“…there are many who walk the broad way leading to perdition and into the karmic community of the future ahrimanic humanity.  This future ahrimanic section of humanity, however, will be faced likewise with a certain kind of crucifixion… ahrimanic humanity will lose the faculty of movement in the seventh epoch; they will be fixed to the Earth like plants.  Those who have to carry the karma of becoming… victims of passivity… yearn to be freed, while those who have been placed in this unfortunate situation through the karma of black magic will cast reproach and hatred against Heaven.  Nevertheless, even in that situation there will remain the possibility of freeing many of those individuals from their bondage to Earth in literal, physical sense.  The yearning of those who have become victims of passivity will help to form a starting point.  Thus, in the final hour of Earth’s history, white magic (the force of love) will find a broad field of activity in which to loosen the bonds that bind human beings to Earth.”

This is particularly alarming given the prospect of the “singularity:”  the merging of human consciousness with a machine, tearing the soul out of the cycle of incarnation (and hence, redemption), and quite possibly creating vessels for masses of subnatural beings to incarnate into directly.  Those engineering this are operating through black magic; those eager for it are “victims of passivity.”  We are quickly polarizing into these two camps as a culture.

And so this is what it comes to:  the ultimate temptation. The fourth temptation is that of Megalomania, the combination of the prior three temptations:  “My Will Be Done.”  Will we decide to take the way of apparent peace, solving all of our material problems and forgetting the gods?  Or will we be ministered unto by angels?  If you had the choice between the genii that would take away the suffering, and Faith in the face of Chaos, what would you choose? Thy Will Be Done!