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Moving on into the heart of the Greater Mysteries, I came across some information the other day while going through some old material, which inspired some deep thought on the subject considered. For the past few decades, the outer world has gone through great lengths to try to establish a bridge between the realms of occult and science. However, true occultists have always approached their work in a scientific manner. I think it is a good time to reiterate this principle again, especially since the Asharu Tradition is growing at a rapid rate.
In a book written by C. W. Leadbeater, published in 1903, entitled Clairvoyance, we find the following on pages 134-136:
“When we see anything, whether it be the book which we hold in our hands or a star millions of miles away, we do so by means of a vibration in the ether, commonly called a ray of light, which passes from the object seen to our eyes. Now the speed with which this vibration passes is so great-about 186,000 miles in a second-that when we are considering any object in our own world we may regard it as practically instantaneous. When however, we come to deal with interplanetary distances we have to take the speed of light into consideration, for an appreciable period is occupied in traversing these vast spaces. For example it takes eight minutes and a quarter for light to travel to us from the sun, so that when we look at the solar orb we see it by a ray of light which left it more than eight minutes ago….The difference is more striking when we consider the fixed stars, because in their case the distances are so enormously greater. The pole star, for example, is so far off that light, traveling at the inconceivable speed above mentioned, takes a little more than fifty years to reach our eyes; and from that follows the strange inevitable inference that we see the pole star not as and where it is at this moment, but where it was fifty years ago.”
When we think about the information cited above, we are sure to question whether or not life-force energy is faster than the speed of light? We are prone to ask this question since certain “miraculous” phenomena seems to exceed even the speed of light.
In my own experience, and possibly in the experiences of many of our readers, some of us have witnessed foretelling dreams, also the science of remote viewing, under which experiments have been conducted by the CIA and heavily supported by other officials, including John N. Mchanon. Certainly, the ability to see an event before it can happen, or the ability to witness an event that lies outside the preview of the five senses, ultimately means on one or two things:
- Since the physical body cannot accurately capture the exact position of the celestial bodies, but can only witness the position of the heavens based how long it takes for the speed of light to convey the said position of the planet or star, there must be some element in human consciousness that must be attuned to the actual position of heavenly bodies, as the ancients were for their belief that the celestial bodies predicted the fates of man. It may very well be possible that in the event of “psychic phenomena” the consciousness is merely perceiving the fate of the actual position of a certain heavenly body.
- If human perception of the heavenly bodies is but a mere shadow of their actual position, and that position is revealed to us by the speed of light, as well as, other phenomena, which is still limited to time, we can be certain that the speed of light is not the fastest known force in the universe, since man is capable of accessing knowledge outside his/her physical view and has successfully gathered information before its occurrence in the physical world. This reveals to us that there is a faster and yet more efficient means of conveying information that is beyond the speed of light.
Before continue into this topic further, we should define exactly what is meant by the term life-force energy. In a very simple definition, Wikipedia states the following under the topic Energy (esotericism), we read:
Some have also described Life-force energy as “emotional energy.” Certainly many initiates of our Tradition can attest to the experience of Gate-walking, the attunement of ones’ consciousness with the heavenly bodies, as an emotional experience. However, these attunements still land in the preview of time, as our emotional interaction with the stars is highly dictated by their course in time. It is with this information in mind that we can determine that the Biblical god is not the creator of the universe, for examples in the Bible describe the Judaic-Christian god as limited to time. One account that reveals this is Daniel chapter 10.
In the book of Daniel, chapter 10, we find that Daniel had been praying to the Lord for twenty-one days, and Daniel’s god did dispatch an angel to his aid, but the angel was resisted by the “prince of Persia” for 21 days. This show us that the Biblical angels and etc, are limited to times and space. The account reads:
1. In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.
2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.
11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.
16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.
18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
It is said that Daniel saw these things in a vision, so it seems that the Biblical entities may be limited to the realms and speed of light. However, there is another realm that exists beyond time and space. This ream is mentioned quite often in the writings of the Simon Necronomicon:
“Let all who read this book be warned thereby that the habitation of men are seen and surveyed by that Ancient Race of gods and demons from a time before time,” (First Testimony of the Mad Arab)
” Spirit of the Planet of Time, Remember!..Gate of the Secret of All Time, Open!” (Incantation of the Ninib Gate)
It is interesting that we find two correlations to the 7th Gate (Ninib/Adar) having to do with time. Earlier in the text, when writing about the Zonei and Their Attributes, we read the following concerning Ninib/Adar:
“..for NINIB knows the best the ways of the demons that prowl among the shadows, looking for sacrifice. he knows best the territories of the Ancient Ones, the practices of their worshippers, and the locations of the Gates. His realm is the realm of the Night of Time.”
The 7th Gate of Ninib/Adar seems to be connected with the Ancient Ones, but also forces that lie outside our time space-continuum. It would seem that the forces invoked in the Simon Necronomicon consist of two types, celestial forces in time, and forces that lie outside the preview of time. Notice what is written by the Mad Arab in his Second Testimony:
And I have seen them in their Rites, and the awful Things they call forth from the Lands beyond Time….for thou can never know the Seasons of Times of the Ancient Ones, even though thou can tell their Seasons upon the Earth by the rules I have already instructed thee to compute; for their Times and Seasons Outside run uneven and strange to our minds, for are they not the Computors of All Time? Did they not set Time in its Place? It were not enough that the Elder Gods (have mercy on Thy servant!) set the Wanderers to mark their spaces, for such spaces as existed were the work of the Ancient Ones. Were no Sun to shine, were SHAMMASH never born, would not the years pass by, as quickly?”
According to the information cited above, The Mad Arab noted that the Wanderers (planets) set the motion of the planets, and from his words we can see that the Elders and the Ancients are the same. Notice how this can be captured from the comparison the Mad Arab makes:
“..for are they not the Computors of All Time? Did they not set Time in its Place? It were not enough that the Elder Gods (have mercy on Thy servant!) set the Wanderers to mark their spaces, for such spaces as existed were the work of the Ancient Ones.”
This means that the energies and entities invoked in the Simon Necronomicon are from a world that stands outside the realms of time and space. The Magan Text reads:
“I came upon this text in my early wanderings in the region of the Seven Fabled Cities of UR, which are no more, and it tells of the War between the Gods that took place in a time beyond the memory of man.”
The “Seven Fabled Cities of Ur” that the Mad Arab is speaking of are not those found in Ancient Sumeria, but in the world that stands outside of time and space. The word by the Mad Arab is not talking about the ancient Mesopotamian city called Ur, but the Seven Fabled Cities of Ur, which means that Ur contains seven cities. In the book The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran, written by E. S. Drower, we find the following definition of the term Ur:
“Ur is the mighty Serpent or dragon of the underworld upon whom the material world rests. Above him are the seven material firmaments and below him the seven underworlds of darkness. He has a fiery breath like a flame, and his belly is alternately fire and ice.”
Page 37 continues:
“The snake is said by them to be ‘the serpent without hands or feet’, i.e. ‘Ur, the great earth dragon. It may mean ‘life’ Ma, for snake (M. hiwai Arabic hayya) is symbolical of both water and life. The serpent, carved and coloured black, is placed sometimes above Subbi door-lintels as a protection, recalling the large black serpent portrayed beside the door of the Yazldl temple at Shaikh fAdi.4 I have also seen a serpent of blue cotton cloth sewn to a Mandaean wedding-bed canopy.”
From the information cited above we can see that Ur is the ‘great earth dragon.’ This seems to correspond with what is mentioned in the Simon Necronomicon’s Introduction:
“In both the European and Chinese cultures, the Dragon or Serpent is said to reside somewhere “below the earth”; it is a powerful force, a magickal force, which is identified with mastery over the created world; it is also a power that can be summoned by the few and not the many.”
Page 40 of Drower’s work continues:
“Diogenes of Laerte says of Magian priests, ‘they carry a reed-staff’. A cedar-staff was used in sun-worship by the priests of Sippar: ‘The cedar-staff, beloved of the great gods, they gave into his hand’ (Shurpu tablets). The staff of the Egyptians seems to have had magic uses connected with water. Moses’ staff divided the waters, brought water from a rock and turned into a snake a reptile symbolical of life and water. The fertility significance of staves is exemplified, possibly, in both fairy’s and wizard’s wands, and in the king’s sceptre….The snake is still much used as a decoration (e.g. on wooden spoons) in Northern Iraq, particularly in Erbil, also the dove, which was associated with the serpent in the worship of Ishtar. Both these themes may have been in continuous use since the days when Ishtar of Arbela’s shrine was a place of pilgrimage. On the votive clay houses found by Dr. Andrae in the Ishtar temple at Asshur, both snake and dove are modelled in relief.”
This statement seems to exemplify many of the observations appearing in the Simon Necronomicon’s Introduction:
“Therefore, the Goddess of the Witches has two distinct forms: the Ancient One, Goddess of the Dragon-like telluric Power which is raised in Magickal rituals, and the Elder Goddess, Defeater of Death, who brings the promise of Resurrection and Rejuvenation to her followers those who must reside for a time after death and between incarnations in what is called the “Summerland”.”
These “dragon currents” are described as telluric power. The following website stresses the importance of telluric energy http://awehican.org/2011/11/06/dynamic-changes/:
“There are things called the telluric currents. Those are the “naturally” produced EM currents circulating within the earth. They are based on the absorption of energy from space, our spin and geometry, dispersion of material, and the path of least resistance. It varies due to variable input and rearrangement of material on the earth. It also interacts with itself. EM, electromagnetism, does that. Over time circuits are created that get modified for various reasons, but usually subtle changes. Our physical existence is actually a result of those circuits changing over time. Complex matter is assembled by transference of energy. Almost all of the observable matter in the universe is in plasma form, which is very susceptible to the influence of EM. EM is the primary force for our existence, it is what separates atoms and molecules, giving us form.”
While this definition is useful in describing electromagnetism as a somewhat telluric force, but the forces described in the Simon Necronomicon seem to exist outside of time. Interestingly, we are given the following description of the “mother” of the energies listed in the SN, within the poetic essays of the Magan text:
“Know that our years are the years of War
And our days are measured as battles
And every hour is a Life
Lost to the Outside
Those from Without
Have builded up charnel houses
To nourish the fiends of TIAMAT
And the Blood of the weakest here
Is libation unto TIAMAT
Queen of the Ghouls”
Here, Tiamat is described as “Queen of the Ghouls,” or Mother of the Jinn, which would mean that all of her progeny would be of this class, in greater or lesser degree. The Jinn, according to Islamic mythology, are said to have been made of a ‘smokeless fire,’ where man was created from water and clay. If we take into consideration that man’s environment is a reflection of his own nature, being made of water and the elements found in the earth, then the Jinn’s environment must be compatible with their nature, as a world of smokeless fire, or life-force energy.
The Book of the Mad Arab informs us not only of an energy that is faster than the speed of light, but that there is an entire world, a universe if you will, that exists outside the realms of time and space but can be entered by the astral body. According to the New York Times Scientists Report Second Sighting of Faster-Than-Light Neutrinos. Yet the question still remains, how can these things be explained scientifically? Stay tuned for our next article.