Gnostic Thought in History

Many have noted that the similarities between the Zend-Avesta and the Vedas are far reaching, linguistically and conceptionally. A complex mythology is evident in both, with a duality of demons and Beings of Light. They are Gnostic in essence as are the Mithraic, Orphic and Hermetic Mysteries. Consider this quote: “And each creature will stand by its respective creator. Human life and all cosmic phenomena involve continuous battle between these two forces. By self consecration of the Light, self-purification, those of the Light are assisting in the final triumph over Darkness. And ultimately the dark spirits and its minions in reality will be destroyed.” This is an extract many thousands of years old and is exactly like modern, unperverted Gnostic thought.

Manichaean philosophy, which strongly represents the two creations and the duality, is very similar to Buddhism and to what Jesus and Zoroaster taught. And that is because their basis was the one Truth. Mani, the founder of this form of Gnosticism, was born in Seleucia c. 215 A.D. and was executed some 60 years later by King Bahram the 1st. He wrote: “After the initial defeat of the Ancients (primal man) by the forces of Darkness, the trapped Light and good elements tried to escape. Rescue missions by the living spirit and the messenger were only partially successful, although the latter set the world in motion so that matter would ultimately disintegrate and Light be free. Realizing his only hope for retaining Light lay in increasing the amount of matter, the king of Darkness created the counterfeit human creations and encouraged them to procreate. To counteract that move the Father of Greatness sent Divine Messengers to reveal the saving knowledge (that is, the Gnosis) of the True Origin and identity to the True Beings.”
Basically, the concept of the emergence of evil, the two creations, and the suppression of the Divine Beings is all there. There was rebellion, the demonic king of Darkness (the King of the world, the Rex Mundi, Yaldabaoth, Jehovah, Yahweh) took over, created this creation to suit himself, trapped the True Beings, exploited them, then created his own bodies, allowed procreation to create more bodies and extract more and more energy hoping that he could escape the rectification which had to eventually occur. And in the meantime of course, the Father energy sent in Messengers to sustain the True Beings and to reiterate the Truth. Before this epoch of recorded history, in the time of the Hyperboreans, Atlantis, Shamballah, etc., there were other modes of expression and other messengers. Do not think that human history is only a few thousands of years old. It is millions of years old. As they await liberation, True Beings lament their alienation from the Light and await their liberation from relativity and materialism. In other words, there is an eschatological message in all these doctrines also.
Another reference to the duality of Gnostic knowledge comes in the Orphic creation myth. ORPHISM is primarily concerned with the destiny of the individual’s soul, the inner essential and immortal self. The concept of man’s dual nature, his pure soul entrapped in a material body, led the Orphics to rituals of purification and initiation in which adherents were helped to become free of their bodies in successive reincarnations. From Orphic myth came Cronus, the supposed father of Zeus and Dionysus, whom I mention again in Volume Three.
The writings of Lao Tzu are also Gnostic and refer to the duality in this creation. Chinese cosmological thinking took the form of philosophical meditations more frequently than that of myths. The Tao Tai Ching was the most influential book in Chinese history. Although it addressed itself primarily to the proper conduct of rulers it necessarily included cosmological statements with a Gnostic basis. In the 6th century BC Lao Tzu was the greatest of the Taoist sages and emphasised the way of life with the polar opposites of yin and yang. This concept has since been distorted. He meant a cosmic duality, Good and Evil. He referred to the creation of beings and creatures from this duality. In other words, that there were beings of a positive essence and beings of a negative essence. The Huai-Nan Tzu (the creation of the universe) from the Han period, 200 BC to 220 AD in China was one of gnostic philosophical thought. Drawing largely on the ethical considerations of Confucius and Lao Tzu, the Huai-Nan Tzu asserts, as does Lao Tzu, that there is a duality.
The Altaics, nomads of Mongolia, are a linguistically related group, including Turks, Mongols and Tungus-Manchus. They are shamanistic and their philosophy is similar to the tenets of Buddhism, Islam, Iranian religions, Nestorian Christianity (which believed in the dualism of the nature of Jesus, just as Gnostics believe) and Manichaeism. And that is because they all have a Gnostic basis. Some scholars think they were influenced by these religions but in fact the influence was the other way. The dualism of their creeds is clear and within them there is a Divine essence and an evil essence.
Other references to the Gnostic Truth concerning the two creations and the WAR between them can be found in scattered cultures. Here I have mentioned but a few. There is even a reference in the culture of the Chuckchi Eskimos. They live on the Chuckchi peninsula in the north eastern tip of Siberia, the Western most boundary of the Eskimo inhabited territory which stretches to Greenland. Most Eskimo myths express the drama of creation through the opposition of the dualism of essences. They even have within their mythology the Celestial battle of the opposites of dark and light. The Salinan Indian myths of North America have similar Gnostic contents as do other North American indian myths, but the Inca and Mayan myths are so distorted, mainly because Christian missionaries not only indoctrinated them but also burnt all their books completely, that they are quite useless.
The most lucid ancient references to Gnostic Truth about the two creations are contained in the NAG HAMMADI Library which is quite illuminating. I have included these comments here because this knowledge of the two creations and the WAR OF ESSENCES is fundamentally crucial and essential to the understanding of what is truly going on in this dimension and on this planet in particular now, in this generation. There are many references to various Gnostic principles even though the texts are somewhat perverted. The following are a selection of them:
The “Tripartite tractate” from the Library narrates the origin and history of the universe from the beginning to the anticipated “restoration of all things”. This is an expression that confounded people who came across it when translating it, because they had no idea what it meant. As I have explained elsewhere, this material universe is to be totally destroyed with restoration of all things of the genuine creation in a New Dimension. This Tripartite tractate deals also with the existence of the True Divine Beings, the Counterfeit beings and the demonic beings, all in the flesh.
“The Apocryphon of John” in the Nag Hammadi library is an important work of Gnosticism and the early church fathers were familiar with its contents. It supplies answers to two basic questions: What is the origin of evil? How can True Beings escape from this evil world to their Heavenly home? The cosmogony seeks to answer these questions. It states that the Christ Light is sent down to save the True Beings by reminding them of their Divine origin. Only those who possess this knowledge can awaken to the Truth.
In the “Hypostasis of the Archons” a description is given of how this evil world is controlled by evil rulers. This was a grim reality for all Gnostics as well as those of the Christian era who defined their own spiritual nature in opposition to that of the ruling and enslaving authorities. In other words, the True Beings knew that they were different to those who were suppressing them. The Gnostics were given hope by this text, for their spiritual nature would be more lasting than the archons and their heavenly destiny would be glorious. It states that in the end the evil rulers will perish and the Gnostics, the children of Light, will know the Father and praise him. It shows that there are two types of beings, that there are evil rulers, that a Redeemer will descend and that an impeachment of the evil energy will occur which will spell destruction of the evil creation.
In the text called the “Exegesis of the Soul” there is also information given on isolation and avoidance of programming, pollution and indoctrination. Symbolically it describes the entrapped True Beings going through the filth of the material creation, their need to purify and reconnect to the Light. “The Book of Thomas the Contender” deals with the dangers of the fires of passions, that is, the emotional body. The text of “Eugnostos the Blessed” demonstrates one blatant act of plagiarism committed by the “Fathers” of the so-called Christian church. It also demonstrates that Jesus was quoted as a Gnostic (which he was). This not so subtle act of plagiarism (which the early church fathers thought would never be discovered, for they ordered the destruction of all references containing the original text) shows that the authenticity of the bible is not what the Christian churches claim it to be and that a pre-Christian Gnostic tractate was modified in order to express newly formulated doctrines.
The Nag Hammadi texts confirm that Gnostic True Beings have their origin in the Father, that is, from the Divine Hierarchy and that a demigod exists who, with his subordinate powers, directly rules this world to the detriment of those who come from the Divine realms. The evil demiurge is described. Sex, it is suggested, is one of the means by which enslavement of the powers was perpetuated, entrapping via the emotional body. The texts tell that two classes of persons will be liberated: those who know the Father and pure knowledge, that is, the Beings of Light and those beings of Darkness who embrace the Light.
Platonic philosophical tendencies (which were also Gnostic in origin) are also presented in the collection called the Nag Hammadi Library. The ruler of this world and this evil dimension, who is called the Rex Mundi, being evil, would do anything to prevent this Knowledge becoming widespread. And he would do anything to prevent the awakening of the trapped True Beings. And he IS doing everything possible to stop the mass awakening that is occurring. But he will fail. All will now be forced to awaken to the Truth. Confusion and suppression are the battle tactics which have been used by the demiurge’s spurious religious doctrines in all religions throughout the ages. The AIM OF ALL RELIGIONS has been to prevent the spread of Gnostic Knowledge and to prevent the True Beings awakening to their Truth within. This even applies to certain religions which call themselves Gnostic but are not, for they are gross perversions of Gnostic thought.
I have explained this suppression of truthful knowledge in greater detail in Volume Three, by using the so-called Christian churches as an example. I concentrated on Christianity because this is the religion with which most westerners are familiar. However, all other religious philosophies have been overrun by evil, distorted and used to exploit the True Beings, thus harnessing them to an unjust, brainwashing regime and inciting them to violence and atrocities along with the evil beings. These things have occurred in all eras on every continent. It is the same evil essence which has spawned these things. The divisiveness, deviousness, bigotry and hatred are not exclusive by any means to Christianity. All other religions have their characteristic way of pushing the evil trend. The result has always been the same: Aggrandizement of the church hierarchy; unwarranted sacerdotal elevation; expressions of power, authority and wealth; entrapment and oppression of the populace.
Awakening to such evil has been too little, too late, but at least there has been some awakening. Those who have not travelled extensively can still deduce from almost daily reports of racial intolerance and wars, that regional religions have persistently played a major part in these conflicts. The feats of savagery and abuses by so-called Christianity are persistently repeated in the TRUE history of most major religions of the world. Those religions which appear to be more tolerant rely on entrapment by intelligential brainwashing and elitist subterfuge to obtain similar results. In the Christian churches in the last few years the methods have changed. The modus operandi has changed, but the aims and results have been the same on the masses. In other words, evil entrapment, exploitation and spiritual destruction have still occurred. Many people will not be aware of the facts and atrocities as revealed in my books, but it is time to awaken and to become aware of these things, for as Proverbs 4:7 states: “For wisdom is the principle thing. Therefore, get wisdom, And with all thy getting, Get understanding.”
Apart from the historical aspects which the archons of evil have tried to disguise, many people have actually spontaneously regressed to times of more overt battles with the demonic creation and until now did not understand the significance of their recall adventures. Thus they have memory of both the WAR and the DUALITY OF ESSENCES. Many others have had what they thought were dream sequences of their experiences and these have been collectively inaccurately labelled ARCHETYPAL PROCESSES. This point demonstrates the importance of understanding the personal aspect of Inner Knowledge and the need to awaken to its significance. If one were to listen to the archons, certain ignorant psychologists, doctors, other health workers, and so-called know-alls, who are really there to prevent exposure of the Inner Truth, these episodes would be dismissed as irrelevant when in fact they are of profound importance to the individual consciousness trying to awaken to who it is, what has happened to it, and the sort of violent reality in which it really exists.