The Creation Myth
So, what is the Illuminati's Creation Myth?
In the Illuminati's initiation ceremony (a deliberately distorted parody of which is presented in The Millionaires' Death Club), this myth is presented in a dramatic form using elaborate visual and sound effects. Each initiate is given a drink of a rare red wine containing a special ingredient to "open" their minds fully to the experience. The impact of the event is astonishingly potent. In this article, words will have to suffice. These are not the actual words of the ceremony (which are delivered as a glittering grand oration by a spellbinding speaker), but they present the decisive ideas.
Imagine that billions of years ago, there was no physical universe at all. The only thing that existed was "God" - an entirely incorporeal spirit. He was pure thought: Absolute Mind. After eons of contemplation, God reached an extraordinary decision: he was going to commit suicide. It was time for him to bring about the most momentous event of all time - his own death. The Death of God.
But how does God kill himself? Isn't it impossible by definition? After all, you can't kill the eternal, the immortal, the deathless. You can't kill existence itself, and that's exactly what God was: existence itself. And if he was all there was, what would be left when he was dead?
God understood that the only true death he could experience would be one of transformation; he could make himself into a new form of existence. He would be reincarnated, so to speak. He would no longer be pure mind but would incorporate a revolutionary new substance that he had decided to create - matter. Yet matter, because it came from God, would be infused with "Godness". Every particle of matter, regardless of how humble and seemingly insignificant, would be a spark of God. And all of these sparks would, buried within them, have an irresistible desire to reconstitute God.
God's infinitely inspired idea was that the ultimate creative act was to create himself. God was going to become God. There could be no more divine deed.
So God, a being who did not exist in physical space, a being who existed outside of space and time, a being of infinite power, of infinite spiritual and intellectual energy, decided to self-detonate - to turn that infinite energy of the mind into the infinite physical energy of the universe of matter. He would die in order to be reborn. Eons after his "death", all of the physical particles that his death had liberated - the great multitude of "divine sparks" - would find a way to bring him back to life in a new form. He would give birth to himself.
God would live, die, be reborn and live again. He would undergo samsara. He would demonstrate his infinite power, his eternal fearlessness, his infinite intellectual curiosity. He would gain complete and final knowledge of existence. If he did not kill himself he would never know what it was like to die. His knowledge would be incomplete. He would be lacking, imperfect. How could he be any judge of mortality if he himself had not undergone the fate of mortals?
How can you be God if you have never died? You can only understand death by experiencing it. Also, how could God understand doubt if he had never experienced that either? By killing himself there was an outside chance that he might never come back to life in anything like his former glory. There would be an inescapable element of doubt.
All sorts of things that God would never understand otherwise would become known to him if he killed himself. It was the only way to attain supreme self-knowledge, to attain the perfection demanded of God.
Odin, the chief of the Viking gods, voluntarily sacrificed himself to himself in order to attain higher wisdom:
"For nine nights, wounded by my own spear, consecrated to Odin, myself consecrated to myself, I remained hanging from the tree shaken by the wind, from the mighty tree whose roots men know not."
Odin was one-eyed because he had given the other to Mimir, the wisest of all the Viking gods, who existed only as a head (having been decapitated by his enemies). For the payment of his eye, Odin was granted consultations with Mimir's head, known as the "Father of Wisdom". Self-sacrifice lies at the heart of all strivings to increase knowledge. Those who lack the strength, those who are too cowardly, will always turn away from the harsh lands of self-improvement to the sybaritic palaces of easy pleasures and cheap fun, to all the petty comforts and joys that surround us, tempting us away from the hard and often thankless work that underlies all progress.
The Vikings anticipated an apocalyptic event called Ragnarok that would bring about the death of the gods. But, afterwards, life would be reborn and new gods would appear. Ragnarok was as much a moment of beautiful rebirth as of Armageddon.
In the tale of the Egyptian god Osiris, he is killed, his body dismembered and the pieces scattered. His consort Isis then tracks down the parts and painstakingly reassembles the god.
In the Greek tale of Zagreus, the god is also killed and dismembered, but his heart is saved by Zeus and used to give birth to Dionysus.
In Christianity, "God" dies and then is resurrected.
The idea of the god who dies and comes back to life (sometimes in a radically different form) is a strong feature of many religious traditions.
Fourteen billion years ago, the divine moment came. "Let there be light!" said God, and there was light. He self-immolated in the greatest explosion of all time - the creation of the universe of matter from the universe of mind in a single apocalyptic event. From physical nothingness - the pure mind of God - came all the "stuff" of the physical universe. The moment of God's death was the moment of Creation. It was the "Alpha Point."
The physical universe is teleological: it has a purpose, a desired end, an "Omega Point." That end-point is the regenerated God. The physical universe that was born of God seeks to become God anew; not the old God of pure Mind, but a new God of Mind and Matter.
God knew that the creation of matter would not mean the elimination of mind. Rather, just as matter is a form of energy (as Einstein demonstrated), it is also a form of mind because it originated in mind. It is mind with physical dimensions rather than pure, dimensionless mind.
The universe is alive. It is an organism. It thinks. It seeks. It strives. The universe has a soul. It is forever trying to find its way back to its divine origin. It is travelling dialectically from Alpha to Omega.
We human beings contain the divine spark. We are all fragments of God. We will be complete only when we have reassembled as God. That is the fulfillment of our divine human mission.
The True God is the Deus Absconditus - the Hidden God. One day he will be the Deus Manifestus - the Revealed God. We are all part of the revelation. We are hidden gods in a universe that does not yet know it is God but is evolving towards being God.
Just as humanity was born of a primordial chemical soup on a "lifeless" rock in space, so God will be born of stardust in a seemingly lifeless universe. We are all glittering stars and one day we will come together in the brightest star of all - God himself. This is humanity's destiny. Is that not an inspiring vision of humanity? We are not mere humans; we are divine beings, a community of gods en route to becoming God himself: God Reincarnated, God Resurrected, God Reborn.
This "myth" explains how the universe was created - by a non-physical energy (the mind and spirit of God) being transformed into physical energy, but still fundamentally imbued with the mind and spirit of God. It explains how life came into existence: the universe was created from life (God's) and is everywhere infused with God's life. It explains why we are conscious beings (we reflect the implicit consciousness of God that pervades the universe). It explains why we have a sense of a soul and immortality, of a future paradise, and why humanity has always spoken of gods and God. It explains evolution - we are evolving towards God. It gives a precise meaning to our lives.
And what of evil in the Illuminati's Myth? Good and evil are defined in terms of altruism and selfishness. The more selfless and altruistic an action is, the more "good" it is. The more self-interested and selfish an action is, the more "evil" it is. So, a serial killer who treats his victims as nothing but objects designed for his personal pleasure, who denies their unique humanity, is utterly evil. Privileged families that are determined to always seek their advantage at the expense of other families are evil. Bankers who care only about the size of their bonuses and nothing for other people are evil. Politicians who serve themselves (and the lobbyists who pay them so lucratively) are evil. Greedy bosses who exploit their workers are evil. Those who gratuitously harm others are evil. Those who do unto others as they would never wish done unto them are evil. Evil - in the form of greed, selfishness and self-interest - is all around us. We are saturated with it. Our world drips with evil. True goodness, on the other hand, is rarer than the most precious gold in this fallen world of ours.
The Demiurge is a dialectical stage in God's development as he gradually regenerates himself. He must pass through evil in order to know good. He must be selfish and self-interested before he can become altruistic and selfless. The Demiurge is God at a primitive stage of his development, before he has understood himself.
The Demiurge is, to God, as the infant human is to the mature adult. An infant is a screaming, tiny tyrant, wailing and bawling if it does not get its own way, if its parents don't drop everything to attend to its every need and whim. It cares nothing for others. It is driven entirely by its id. It's a monster of narcissism and ego, of complete lack of regard for others. It is ruled by the pleasure principle. I WANT is its mantra. GIVE IT TO ME. WORSHIP ME. I AM THE CENTRE OF THE UNIVERSE. (And doesn't that sound like the bankers who almost bankrupted the world?)
The mature adult, on the other hand, is guided by the superego rather than the id. The mature adult is attuned to others, and takes them into consideration at all times.
The Demiurge is the True God's shadow in Jungian terms: the primitive, immature, dark, unenlightened, destructive and selfish aspect that must be overcome if God is to become his true Self.
God, exactly like us, is on a dialectical path, seeking to overcome the negative parts of his psychology that hold him back from full self-actualisation, from becoming everything he has it in him to become - perfect.
Is that not the true meaning of the statement that we are created in God's image? Is that not the true meaning of the ancient wisdom As above, so below?
The Abrahamic faiths have destroyed all truth relating to God. They worship an earlier, monstrous version of the dialectical God rather than the True God he is becoming. They worship the spoiled infant rather than the self-realised adult. They have committed the cardinal error. They worship the Shadow. They are shadow creatures themselves. They are the Brotherhood of the Shadow. No mistake could be more profound. As soon as you realise that the Jews, Christians and Muslims are backward, primitive people locked into a destructive, infantile, deluded psychology, you understand why the world is as it is. This world is a child that needs to become an adult.
The Jews, treated as subhuman during the Holocaust, now treat the Palestinians as subhuman. Thousands of years ago, in the name of their God, the Jews violently stole the land of the ancestors of the Palestinians (the Canaanites). Nothing much has changed. They are drenched in the blood of innocents.
Christian pilots and soldiers wreak vast destruction on Muslim civilians and then claim it was unavoidable "collateral damage" (i.e. innocent Muslims are to be treated like objects that got in the way). They talk about waging a Just War, of fighting for freedom and democracy, of being the "good guys". Who are they kidding?They are drenched in the blood of innocents.
As for Muslims, they sentenced an author to death for writing unflatteringly about Mohammed. They are trying to kill Scandinavian cartoonists who drew Mohammed in an unflattering light. While they are cutting off the heads of innocent victims they have kidnapped, or blowing up hi-jacked planes full of innocent people, or slaughtering innocent people in marketplaces, they shout Allah Akbar - God is Great! They are drenched in the blood of innocents.
These fanatics are dangerous in the extreme. They are imprisoned in an infantile psychological mindset. They are demented children rather than grown-ups. The slightest provocation sends them into blind fury. They have a hair-trigger temper. They can never argue their case as intelligent, thoughtful advocates of their beliefs. They always resort to bombs, guns and swords. Their religions have been a curse on this world. They are an exact reflection of their master, the Demiurge.
Step One of humanity's redemption is the destruction of the Abrahamic faiths that have held us back for so long, that have locked us into the mad mindset of the Demiurge rather than the inspiring perfection of the Absolute Mind of the True God.
The "God" of the Torah, Old Testament and Koran is the Demiurge. He is drunk on power. He wants humanity to submit to him, to worship him, to glorify him, to be permanently in his thrall. He is jealous, angry, spiteful, cruel, partisan, tyrannical, narcissistic, violent, psychopathic. He is an overgrown, spoiled child. And he has shaped us in his own wicked, destructive image, hence why we are so fallen.
But here is a remarkable truth: it is not God who redeems humanity, but rather humanity that redeems God. Our dialectical role is to show the Demiurge the error of his ways. If humanity can escape from the "selfish gene" with which the Demiurge has fashioned humanity, if humanity can turn away from blatant self-interest, greed and selfishness towards selflessness and altruism, then we will demonstrate to the Demiurge that we are morally superior. It is only then that the Demiurge, a being that labours under the delusion that he is the True God, will see that he cannot be what he believes himself to be. The Demiurge - Jehovah/the Christian Triune God/Allah - is the antithesis of the True God. He is also an unavoidable dialectical stage in the evolution of the True God. God cannot have a full understanding of good and evil unless he himself has been evil and then transcended that benighted state. If he had never known evil then he would be nothing but an innocent simpleton. Celibate Catholic priests are laughed at when they offer advice to married couples about sexual matters. How can they comment on something about which they have no experience? To talk the talk, you must have walked the walk. By the same token, God cannot be a judge of good and evil unless he has a perfect understanding of evil by having experienced it himself. This is the dialectical truth of God. It is pure heresy to Christians, Muslims and Jews, of course…but these are religions that are controlled by the deluded Demiurge so it hardly matters what they think.
God comes to full self-realisation and moral perfection through humanity. It is we who shape God. If we can be morally superior to the Demiurge then he will be shaped in our image rather than we in his. It is our divine, dialectical task to transcend the Demiurge and lead him onto the true path.
What does science say about Creation? Fourteen billion years ago, a universe emerged from literal nothingness (no scientist can credibly explain this, and none can explain what was happening prior to the Big Bang). Although the universe is not "alive" and is not permeated with "mind", it nevertheless supports evolution by natural selection via which lifelessness can miraculously evolve into life (no scientist has ever explained exactly how), and then equally miraculously create, in the case of human beings, the qualities of mind and consciousness (again, no scientist has ever explained how these can emerge from lifeless atoms). Science denies a) God, b) the existence of souls c) teleology, d) anything other than materialism, yet it cannot account for any of the most important questions: how life comes from lifelessness, how minds and consciousness come from atoms. Therefore how can it so dogmatically rule out other mysteries?
Which do you find more credible, which do you find to have the greater explanatory power - "hard" science, or the Illuminati's Creation Myth?
As for the Abrahamic religions, they claim that a perfect God created a perfect world and created perfect human life: Adam and Eve. The happy couple lived in a perfect paradise - the Garden of Eden - until they were tempted by a serpent (that God had allowed to enter the garden) to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil that God had placed in the most prominent position in the middle of the garden. God had forbidden Adam and Eve from eating the fruit, but they disobeyed him, thus committing the Original Sin by which humanity has become eternally fallen and depraved (a bit of an overreaction to eating an apple, one might suggest). Wouldn't it have been better for God not to put the tree in the garden in the first place, and to keep serpents out? As a forgiving and compassionate God, shouldn't he simply have pardoned Adam and Eve rather than condemning them and all of their heirs to lives of mortal misery for that devastating crime of eating an apple?
And if you believe that Abrahamic "tall tale", as billions do, then you will surely believe anything, which is why our world is in such sad and pathetic state.
What kind of God is this Abrahamic deity? Already, in the tale of Eden, the truth that the God of Adam and Eve is the Demiurge is all too apparent. Cain was the first to see through the lie, and he is therefore held in the highest esteem by the Illuminati (as described in The Armageddon Conspiracy).
The Eastern religions say, in effect, that one day God decided to throw a veil of illusion and ignorance over himself and create the appearance of plurality when, in fact, there was only unity. In other words, God, for some unspecified reason, decided to hide himself from himself and then seek to find himself again. The human soul (the Atman in Hinduism) is really a fragment of the Divine Soul (Brahman in Hinduism) and has to endure samsara - the wheel of birth, death and rebirth - in order to eventually reach enlightenment (Moksha) when it finally realises the truth. In Buddhism, the "game" is to attain the state of Nirvana where all the illusions of our human existence are dispelled and we can become part of the great mystical Oneness that constitutes true existence.
Which Creation Myth do you find most convincing? - that of science, the Abrahamic faiths, the Eastern religions or the Illuminati?
But the Illuminati's Myth is not the religion of the Illuminati, although it does contain some core elements of the religion.
In April, we will start specifying the actual religious teachings of the Illuminati. The religion starts in an extraordinary way because it commences with the idea that there is no God. In a sense, the only worthwhile religion is one that can persuade an atheist of its truth. Faith-based religions will never achieve such an outcome. Eastern religions, especially Buddhism, have proved more successful, but still fall far short of convincing most atheists. Illumination, a synthesis of philosophy, science and religion, starts with an atheistic outlook and ends with a complete explanation of God, the soul and the afterlife.
The Science Myth
Does science offer a better grasp of "reality" than philosophy or religion? Quantum Mechanics is the most successful scientific theory of all time, and yet no one is sure what it actually means in terms of reality.
There are numerous interpretations of what Quantum Mechanics implies about reality:
Physicist and science writer John Gribbin says, "One of the most remarkable features of quantum theory is that there are many different interpretations of what the theory 'really means', most of which are mutually contradictory as far as their philosophical basis goes, but all of which accurately explain the behaviour of known experiments and correctly predict the outcome of new experiments. They all pass Newton's test of a good theory! There is nothing like this in any other area of science - we do not, for example, have half a dozen or more different 'interpretations' of Einstein's general theory of relativity, the other great theory of twentieth-century physics."
According to the "Copenhagen Interpretation" (historically the most favoured explanation), the universe does not exist in any definite state when it is not being observed i.e. if there were no observers then the universe would never exist in any real, solid state at all - it would just be an eternal, bizarre, fuzzy, spectral haze; a ghost universe, flickering, shimmering, pulsating, but never taking on any meaningful form. And it would be invisible!
John Gribbin says, "Remember also that to the Copenhagen school of thought a quantum entity, such as an electron or photon, does not have properties, such as position and momentum, except when these properties are being measured. It is not just that we do not know what the values of these properties are; the theory says that those properties do not exist unless they are observed."
Physicist John Wheeler concluded that the universe only exists because we are looking at it. This is essentially the same position as the one adopted by Bishop Berkeley in the 18th century. He said, "Esse est percipi." (To be is to be perceived.)
Physicist David Bohm claimed that the real world always exists independently of observers but that particles are guided by a mysterious "pilot wave" that obeys "non-locality" i.e. any disturbance in the wave at one location is automatically and instantaneously reflected in the wave at all other locations, no matter how far distant from the original disturbance. This contradicts Einstein's principle that no form of communication can take place faster than the speed of light.
Physicist John Bell has demonstrated that the universe cannot be both real and "local". If it is real then it is non-local and if it is local then it is not "real". He said he preferred to abandon Einstein's special theory of relativity than give up "reality".
According to Hugh Everett's "many-worlds" interpretation, every time the universe is confronted with a choice at the quantum level, the universe divides into as many copies of itself as are required to allow every possible quantum choice to be realised. With every passing instant, innumerable new universes are being created. Astoundingly, this is increasingly the interpretation favoured by physicists. It is a fully deterministic account of reality, but at the price of creating a Multiverse, consisting of an infinite number of parallel universes where everything that can happen will happen. No convincing explanation is ever offered as to how these infinite universes can occupy the same space. They magically split off into "other dimensions", or they somehow have their own portion of space and time: the details are never clearly specified. And somehow these parallel worlds still manage to briefly interact with each other as they are being created, thus generating the interference effects that we observe in the quantum world.
It is quite amazing that many scientists pour scorn on the concept of God and yet seriously entertain these bizarre and untestable speculations about the true nature of reality.
John Cramer's "Transactional" interpretation of Quantum Mechanics involves the interaction of waves travelling forward in time and others travelling backward in time.
Other interpretations offer equally exotic "solutions".
So, what is clear is that any description of the nature of reality is bound to contain at least one astonishingly counter-intuitive idea that seems not only unbelievable but practically deranged. You can have non-locality, going backwards in time, observer-created reality, infinite parallel worlds being created with every passing instant etc. What you can't have is any common sense, uncontroversial, easily imagined, easily accepted solution.
In an article in April, we will reveal the key ingredient at the heart of the Illuminati's religion; the one that accounts for God, the soul and the afterlife, and also for quantum reality.
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