From The Gospel of Mary:
Peter said to him, “Since you have explained everything to use, tell us also, what is the sin of the world?”
The savior said, “There is no sin, but you create sin when you mingle as in adultery, which is called sin. That is why the good came to be with you, to enter the essence of each nature, and to restore it to its root.” He continued. “That is why you become sick and die, for you love what deceives you. Whoever understands should understand.”
Mingling ‘as in adultery’ is a fairly potent descriptor of trapping your consciousness in the labyrinth of the material world.
And straight from the mouth of a guy who never existed, there is no other sin. The entire thing hinges on consciousness and where we point it.
I want to unpack that a bit more, and so we are required to perform a little overlap analysis.
Firstly, there is Graham Hancock’s description of the actual purpose of physical existence. It is deceptively simple and I am jealous of its stark profundity.
We come here to learn consequences.
His example was to try and burn your hand in a dream. You can’t do it, but you can be aware that it is a thing that can happen. (‘Division’, even if only for the chance of ‘union’, must presumably remain academic until we come here to try it.)
When I heard him say that, it mapped perfectly to my own experience of the non-physical. It was one of those innocuous, almost-throwaway phrases that sets off an entire kindergarten of sparklers in your mind.
You will no doubt have noticed there is often a fascinating lack of comprehension on the part of the non-physical world to our own very physical problems.
I’m sick. I’m poor. I’m lonely.
It fascinates them. Like the unburnt dream hand, there is no frame of reference for many of these concepts. This may provide a reasonable method for understanding just how rarely extra dimensional assistance is of any use.
The second piece I want to overlay is something Ian said on Deeper Down The Rabbit Hole at the beginning of this year. I heard it on the Eurostar and had it rattling around in my head for the whole Paris trip. It was quite distracting.
What Ian said was that the spirits are fascinated when we deny ourselves something.
Brain sparklers again. Because, like consequences, a lack of something is difficult to experience in the non-physical. I put it to you that these two observations are intimately related and simply describe different parts of one continuous spectrum.
If Ian is correct, and his experience appears to match my own, then in cases of sacrifice, the non-physical recipients are fed not by the things they accrue, but by the things we deny ourselves.
The argument that spirits are fed on ‘the energy’ (?) of food or other sacrifices is weak. If it were so, why would they wait for you to pour out a little rum when they could just haunt the biscuit aisle at Tesco and feed themselves like this ghost robbing a convenient store?
Nevertheless, they do seem to require our assistance opening the biscuit packet, don’t they? In fact, it’s critical and, as Jason regularly points out, offerings are a cornerstone practice of magic.
To me, this implies that the awareness of lack in our consciousness is the actual ‘sacrifice’, the actual ‘currency’, that is exchanged between the physical and the non-physical. Sacrificing a cockerel would have been a very big deal for a Central European peasant in the Dark Ages because that was very likely her family’s meat for the week.
If it’s the ‘chickenness’ the spirits are after, then why can’t you just burn down a battery egg farm and win the lottery later that day?
Note that this fits perfectly with the Neo-Magonian Hypothesis that extradimensional phenomena -particularly Unexplained Aerial Phenomena- function as a consciousness control mechanism. (They don’t want a church, they want us to build them a church.)
The trading floor for extradimensional exchange is consciousness.
There are a number of inevitable hypotheses that tumble out of this conclusion:
- Fasting: As repeatedly documented, intermittent fasting has altered my whole experience of the non-physical. And the fact is that it is integral to almost the whole world’s spiritual progress: Pythagoras, Lent, Ramadan, Homer, shamanism/vision quests, etc. And what is fasting but consciously denying ourselves something, consciously experiencing lack?
- More importantly, why is it that meditation -simply sitting and watching your thoughts- literally resets every aspect of your life and health for the better? Is this keeping the trading floor clean, open and uncorrupt? (Ha!)
- The notion that consciousness, and what we choose to focus it on, is the entire mechanism of extradimensional exchange may offer an understanding of why our superabundant, materialist culture is so dangerous to spiritual advancement without resorting to a dreary, calvinist suspicion of pleasure. (Are you just mingling, or are you adulterously mingling??)
Extending that last point, it might well be that this is how the planet’s super-rich have always functioned as archons: because they have set up an artificial version of the perpetual abundance/lack of lack encountered in the spiritual realms. It is an artificial heaven that makes you forget where you came from in the first place. Is this why you cannot fit a camel through the eye of a needle? Is this why the Realm of The Gods is, according to HH The Dalai Lama, one of the trickiest incarnations for spiritual progression?
Such an hypothesis can easily be extended down to the subatomic level where phenomena like quantum observation indicate that consciousness; and the control and manipulation of it; literally underpin the entire manifest world. Whether we live in a prismatic hologram or not, the implication is that the Mind War is not only completely real -a perpetual, second-by-second, Ragnarok- but that such imperial resistance may well be the only real thing.
We may extend this back into previous yugas and out into the universe. If the lunar and martian anomalies are the remains of a (presumably) long-vanished civilisation, do you think they were perfect, benevolent beings or do you think they suffered through the polluting of their consciousness via twerking and whatever the Martian version of a Kardashian wedding was?
There is a final component to the consciousness exchange hypothesis. And that is how The Neighbours appear to us.
Take, for instance, showing up as beings from the stars. Why? In an extradimensional hypothesis the notion that these beings are from out in the black is simultaneously true and false: yes, they may be from a different part of the prismatic hologram (which may well be a technical impossibility when you think about it) but they appear here via extradimensional channels. You see how it makes no difference if Olympus is in the centre of the hologram or not?
But to say they are from the stars, to appear as such, is a pointer, like angels appearing with wings which are patently not required for aerial mobility. It is so that we think in a certain way. It casts our minds out into a bigger context as if to say:
- You are part of a story that is much, much, much, larger than whether your daughter will marry the farmer from over the next rise.
- “All of this has happened before”.
- All of what is happening is extending across all the realms: yours here in the physical and also out into the non-physical (for which the night sky is a better metaphor for extradimensionality in the minds of our neolithic ancestors than, say, string theory).
The metaphor remains functional, remains active, by the way, even if we know the story it tells is a nonsense. All of it ‘unpacks’ when you entangle your consciousness with the night sky in whatever cultural form most appeals to you. As above, so below, eh?
Implementing a consciousness exchange hypothesis would imply:
- NOT sacrificing to any old thing that shows up with sparkles and demands it.
- Being extremely selective in where and to whom your sacrifices are going.
- Taking control of your own lack: fasting and meditation. Again, like the previous point, ensure they occur under the proper auspices. (I dedicate my fast days to various beings.)
- Drink from a deeper well: if it is the change in consciousness that underpins your connection to the Source, do you think you should be dousing it in reality television (leaving aside possible government brain entrainment, for the moment)?
How does it all work? How does candle magic and reiki and astronauts witnessing craft in space and sacrificing chickens to orisha and pouring milk into a hole for the dead and remote viewing and bigfoot and cursing all seem to be Effective Things That Happen?
Could it be that there is an ongoing system of exchange, in which the currency is the change and manipulation of human (and presumably other) consciousnesses, and it is these changes in consciousness that gives shape to the physical world? Consider this psi theory and tell me it doesn’t look like the theatre of main conflict in a Mind War:
According to the theory of first sight, we normally use what I’ll refer to as secondary perception, which is using our five senses to experience and interact with the world. Secondary perception is far and away the most useful way for us to interact with the world. It is so useful in fact, that we rely on it almost (but not quite) exclusively. We feel things with our hands, we communicate with our voices, ears and hands, we move with our feet and we see with our eyes. We don’t try to do these things solely with psychic ability because our ordinary senses are so much better at ordinary interactions.
According to Carpenter, psi is more or less an unconscious process that operates all the time. It is impossible to tell where our psychic ability ends and our ordinary perception begins. They blend together seamlessly and beyond our conscious awareness most of the time. This is because of subliminal perception; we are wired to recognize things at an unconscious level before they reach our conscious awareness. Many studies have confirmed this. But there is more to it. Recent studies have shown that we have subliminal precognition. We are constantly feeling the future before we sense it.
A unified weird theory approaches.