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Error and Ignorance that Rules Matter

“Error and Ignorance Enter Human History
Let us come back to the rulers of whom we spoke, that we might present an explanation of them. For when the seven rulers were cast from their heavens down upon the earth, they created for themselves angels, many demonic angels, to serve them. But these demons taught humankind many errors with magic and potions and idolatry, and shedding of blood, and altars, and temples, and sacrifices, and libations to all the demons of the earth, having as their co-worker fate, who came into being according to the agreement by the gods of injustice and justice. And thus when the world came into being, it wandered astray in distraction throughout all time. For all the people who are on the earth served the demons from the creation until the consummation of the age—both the angels of justice and the people of injustice. Thus the world came to be in distraction and ignorance and stupor. They all erred, until the appearance of the true human. Enough for you to this point. Next we shall consider our world so that we might complete the discussion of its structure and its government in a precise manner. Then it will be clear how belief in hidden things, which have been apparent from the foundation to the consummation of the age, came about.” ~On the Origin of the World

Error and Ignorance

Error and ignorance are nearly the same things as it is only with ignorance that people make errors. Some will insist that it is not true, but only because they say people do things that they know is wrong. That is true, but those people are still in ignorance. They may have been told by parents, teachers, priests, etc. that something is wrong, but they don’t truly accept that it is if they continue to do it anyway.

Rulers of Error and Ignorance

The rulers of error and ignorance are the fallen angels, devils, demons, or the Demiurge. Which name you choose to use for them doesn’t matter. The point is that they are the creators of the material world, not God. And as such, they were, and still are, the rulers of this realm. God only lets them go so far, but they are still controlling this level of the multi-verse to a large degree. They rule in error and ignorance because their ignorance allowed them to think they could create just as well as God could since they were His creations. But the creation is never as great as the creator. Because of this ignorance, they created a land of error.

They created a realm ruled by death, disease, greed, and destruction. Nothing is permanent here. All beings are subject to be eaten by other beings. All beings must eat other beings to survive in this realm of error. Fools think that is the way it should be. They too are living in error and ignorance.

In the dimensions created by the True God, there is no death, no disease, no want, no greed. All spirits live forever, never age, and eat only Divine Light. We can do that too if we make the effort. The problem for most is that it will take generations to accomplish and too many are unwilling to sacrifice now for the benefit of their grandchildren or great-grandchildren.

Shedding of Blood, Altars, and Sacrifice

One of the great ways the fallen angels promote themselves and their error and ignorance is through false religions. They know they are not really gods, but they love to promote themselves as such. But you can know that any god that demands blood sacrifice is a false god. Use your brain. Why would the Real God need blood sacrifice? It makes no sense whatsoever to think that God could benefit from such a horrid concept. But a false god can, a demonic god that can use the life force in blood to keep itself alive longer. That is why they ask for sacrifices, devotions, and unquestionable obedience. The real God wants obedience too, but with truth and knowledge given willingly to those who open themselves up to it, and make the effort to awaken their spiritual faculties through which they can gain that spiritual truth and knowledge. They want God on their terms, not His as if they were more important than God.

Belief in Hidden Things

The quote seems to imply in one section that this world is doomed to remain in error and ignorance forever. Look a little closer, though, and you will see there is a ray of hope. It tells us those who believe in hidden things can be saved, and the world can be saved with them. But this is misleading. It is not a mere belief that makes it happen. Many believe in the shedding-blood nonsense listed above. That doesn’t save them or anyone else, except the demons. What we need to believe is that God wants to save us. We need to believe that if we work for it, He will help. But we must want it, and work for it. It’s not going to just be handed to us. We shouldn’t believe a lot of common tales about Heave, Hell, and the afterlife. Instead, we must awaken our spiritual faculties so we can learn about the spiritual realm through direct contact and communication with them. We don’t just believe what others tell us in error and ignorance. We believe that we can learn the truth for ourselves.

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Master of a Feast, Physical or Spiritual

“If thou be made the master of a feast, lift not thyself up, but be among them as one of the rest; take diligent care for them, and so sit down. And when thou hast done all thy office, take thy place, that thou mayest be merry with them, and receive a crown for thy well ordering of the feast. Speak, thou that art the elder, for it becometh thee, but with sound judgment; and hinder not musick. Pour not out words where there is a musician, and shew not forth wisdom out of time. A concert of musick in a banquet of wine is as a signet of carbuncle set in gold. As a signet of an emerald set in a work of gold, so is the melody of musick with pleasant wine. Speak, young man, if there be need of thee: and yet scarcely when thou art twice asked. Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in few words; be as one that knoweth and yet holdeth his tongue. If thou be among great men, make not thyself equal with them; and when ancient men are in place, use not many words. Before the thunder goeth lightning; and before a shamefaced man shall go favour. Rise up betimes, and be not the last; but get thee home without delay. There take thy pastime, and do what thou wilt: but sin not by proud speech. And for these things bless him that made thee, and hath replenished thee with his good things.” ~Ecclesiasticus

Master of a Feast

Ecclesiasticus is saying that simply because you have been made the master of a feast, doesn’t mean you are the master of those attending the feast. You should not act as if you are superior to the other, but be one with them. Sit down and enjoy the feast and the company. Be careful of being rude or arrogant towards someone at the feast, for he may turn out to be someone rather important and teach you to regret such arrogance. Even if the person is not someone really important, he may one day be the master of a feast that you are attending, so treat him as you wish to be treated when the shoe is on the other foot.

We must also understand that these rules that Ecclesiasticus has given for behavior as the master of a feast applies to other events as well. Whether it is a concert, a play, a pool party, whatever, the master of the event should be one with the people attending the event. And you will probably enjoy the event more if you are. Continue reading “Master of a Feast, Physical or Spiritual”

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Praise Wisdom, Embrace Wisdom

“Wisdom shall praise herself, and shall glory in the midst of her people. In the congregation of the most High shall she open her mouth, and triumph before his power. I came out of the mouth of the most High, and covered the earth as a cloud. I dwelt in high places, and my throne is in a cloudy pillar. I alone compassed the circuit of heaven, and walked in the bottom of the deep. In the waves of the sea and in all the earth, and in every people and nation, I got a possession. … Likewise in the beloved city he gave me rest, and in Jerusalem was my power. And I took root in an honorable people, even in the portion of the Lord’s inheritance. I was exalted like a cedar in Libanus, and as a cypress tree upon the mountains of Hermon. I was exalted like a palm tree in En-gaddi, and as a rose plant in Jericho. … I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon and aspalathus, and I yielded a pleasant odor like the best myrrh, … and as the fumes of frankincense in the tabernacle. As the turpentine tree I stretched out my branches, and my branches are the branches of honor and grace. … I am the mother of fair love, and fear, and knowledge, and holy hope: I therefore, being eternal, am given to all my children which are named of him. Come unto me, all ye that be desirous of me, and fill yourselves with my fruits. For my memorial is sweeter than honey, and mine inheritance than the honeycomb. They that eat me shall yet be hungry, and they that drink me shall yet be thirsty.” ~Ecclesiasticus

Praise Wisdom

I’m not sure Ecclesiasticus is correct in saying that Wisdom “shall praise herself,” but we certainly have good reason to praise Wisdom. Unfortunately, few of us do, probably because we confuse Wisdom and intelligence. The Gnostics and Mystics know that they are not the same. Wisdom is also not using intelligence to make good decisions and sound judgment, as it is commonly defined. Wisdom, as the Gnostics and Mystics know it, is a Divine Knowledge that is made up only of absolute and universal truth. There is no room in wisdom for opinions. It is also not limited to the material world. Spiritual knowledge combined with material intellect produces real Wisdom as nothing else can. Those who have this Wisdom make good choices always, not just occasionally. So yes, we should praise Wisdom. Continue reading “Praise Wisdom, Embrace Wisdom”

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Thunder Rolled When Hermes Arrived

“Thunder rolled, lightning flashed, the veil of the Temple was rent from top to bottom. The venerable initiator, in his robes of blue and gold, slowly raised his jeweled wand and pointed with it into the darkness revealed by by the tearing of the silken curtain” ‘Behold the light of Egypt!’ The candidate, in his plain white robe, gazed into the utter blackness framed by the two great Lotus-headed columns between which the veil had hung. As he watched, a luminous haze distributed itself throughout the atmosphere until the air was a mass of shining particles. The face of the neophyte was illumined by the soft glow as he scanned the shimmering cloud for some tangible object. The initiator spoke again: ‘This Light which you behold is the secret luminance of the Mysteries. Whence it comes, none knoweth, save the “Master of the Light.” Behold Him!’ Suddenly, through the gleaming mist a figure appeared surrounded buy a greenish sheen. … The neophyte stepped back in awe, partly blinded by the glory of the revealed figure. … The form before him was considerable larger than that of a mortal man. The body seemed partly transparent so that the heart and brain could be seen pulsing and radiating. … The initiator, raising his wand, cried out in a loud voice: ‘All hail Thee, Thoth Hermes, Thrice Greatest; all hail thee!’”. ~Manly P. Hall

Veil of the Temple

One of the first questions many will have about this initiation is: “Why bother to put up a veil if it is just going to be torn away at the beginning of the initiation?” The answer is that it is symbolic of a very real veil that blocks most of us from spiritual truth And that is “torn away” by the process of spiritual initiation, awakening, and continued spiritual development.

Thunder Rolled, Lightning Flashed

There is no special significance to this that I can see, except to impress upon the initiate that something very important is about to happen. Thoth / Hermes, it seems, liked to make an entrance. It is possible, I suppose, that the sudden entry of a high-level spiritual being into the low realm of matter might result in thunder and lightning much like a volcano erupting can do, but I have never heard of this happening when other such beings appeared. “Thunder rolled, lightning flashed.” is not a phrase you generally associate with spiritual matters. Continue reading “Thunder Rolled When Hermes Arrived”