Sophia, Orion and the Lion of God

Ariel Lion
Ariel – The Lion of God

I have now completed the last painting from a series of lion images that have brought me full circle in terms of my work. It’s 21 years ago that I started out on my path as a visual artist/Illustrator, on a so-called ‘spiritual journey’ that introduced me to some of the most interesting people. Many connections have ‘come and gone’, just as my art has changed over the decades. From the early metaphysical years in London, to the ‘stagnant years of Cornwall’, it’s been a crazy ride with many highs and lows. Believe it or not, there seems to be less support now for my art than there was 6 years ago, despite the ‘rising interest’ in certain authors work that I have created imagery for.

The image in this blog (above) came out of a dream I’d had earlier this year. It made me ‘reflect’ on sketchbook images too that related to similar themes. Eventually this led to research (as always) into the ‘visual nature’ of the forces that ‘shape our reality’. I gave a small lecture at the Rudolf Steiner House in London (March 2016), where I looked at some of these ideas and the thoughts I’d had in relation to the ‘invisible force’ that manipulates our ‘world perception’ – our world view’. The canvas above is a simplistic combination of symbols that capture the essence of these forces. In this blog I’ll try to explain how and why these symbols relate to each other.

Sophia and the Dreaming

The painting (above) is purely symbolic and considers the Gnostic teachings of the Pleroma, or what the thousands of years old Nag Hammadi texts called the abode of the Æons – the place of eternal ideas or archetypes. Click here for more on the Gnostics and the Nag Hammadi library. From my art and research, the Pleroma is the ‘living plasma’ (the electric universe) that constitutes the mass of our living Universe. The word also means ‘fullness’ or ‘plenty’ and relates to what the Native Americans called the ‘field of plenty’ – the place where all that we need to live comes from. The cornucopia is another symbol for the ‘field of plenty’ and can be found on Banks and Stately homes of those that control the ‘field of energy’. In simple terms, the Pleroma is ‘living electromagnetic consciousness’. Everything is alive and can take multiple forms. As the physicist Wallace Thornhill writes in Electric Universe, “We can detect magnetic fields in space which, according to Maxwell’s equations, means electricity must be flowing in space to produce them. It is impossible to have a magnetic field without moving electrons. Electrons only move in response to charge imbalance. Once an electron is moving, we have an electric current.”

consciousness

The Gnostic texts say that the Aeons that dwelt in and beyond the Pleroma were separated from this celestial region by Horus (or Boundary) and beyond its veil lies what they called the ‘Kenoma’ or the ‘void’ – the kingdom of this world reality. Humanity was said to have been created out of the meeting of these forces, to be godlike (Aeon-like) with a powerful tool at our disposal – the divine Imagination.

pleroma

An Aeon called Sophia (wisdom in Greek) aided by Thelete (intent in Greek) dreamed her existence into the realms of the Kenoma and in doing so, created what the Aboriginal cultures call the ‘Dreamtime’ (a creation epic that predates all Biblical creation narratives by tens of thousands of years). You will notice some correlations between the three worlds of Gnostic myth (Pleroma, Human/Sophia and demiurge and the Dreamtime mythology (below). All three worlds collide within the human world.

dreamtime

As the Goddess Sophia dreamed, its said that she fell further into the void and awoke within a ‘nightmare’ as her impact on the outer veil led to the ‘emergence’ of ‘in-organic’ elementals named Archons (Jinn). The Gnostic texts say that the Archons circled and swooned around the chaotic fields that were formed by ‘Sophia’s fall’ into the Kenoma ( her coma).

Sophia dreaming

According to this myth the world we inhabit is created through ‘thought’, (the region of ‘matter made manifest) and material things’. It was the land of shadow and darkness, a place where ‘perception and deception’ would coexist to form our realty. According to the Gnostic texts, Sophia eventually took physical form as Gaia (The Original Earth) and her daughter was called Zoe (the Imagination). While the Demiurge and the Archons built their replica Earth Matrix, (using other electromagnetic bodies known as Planets and Suns), an illusionary construct (flat or otherwise), was made to perfectly ‘mimic’ the original earth reality. The Gnostics say that humanity is caught up between two realities, the ‘original Earth’ and the one created out of what the Gnostic texts call HAL forged by its ‘Creator’ – the Demiurge (or God of Genesis fame). On Earth the Archons are the ‘genies in a bottle’, phantoms that can take many forms through fire and water, so to be let loose or to be commanded. Just as one was summoned at the “Gate of the Gods” at Hayu Marca, Peru by those that travelled with David Icke back in 2012 (see below). I witnessed first hand the appearnce of the Jinn (genie) that ‘possessed’ that ancient place.

Jinn
A Jinn (Archon) appears to a group (connected to David Icke) while performing ‘energy work’ on the ancient location of the ‘Gate of the Gods’ in Peru 2012. Rainbow Serpent connections anyone?

Once loose, they can and do influence the illusionary world for those that ‘communicate with them’. See all ‘magicians’ from Dr John Dee to Crowley, from the Temples of Egypt to the Satanic elite.

According to the texts the illusionary world (our Galaxy) had its Creator or king. The creator of this world was called the Demiurge, a deity that was eventually called God by the priesthoods of the Near and Middle East religions; and according to the Gnostic texts, ‘he’ is the angry, ‘demented’, impostor God that envys the human divine imagination and humanities connection to the Goddess Sophia. ‘He’ is the beast often depicted as a ‘rampant lion’ whose minions became the ‘in-organic’ Archons that were supposedly ‘birthed from the chaos caused by Sophia’s ‘fall through the Pleroma’ (the source of all-that-exists).

As John Lash writes in his book, Not in His Image;

“And Sophia desired to cause the thing that had no innate spirit of its own to be formed into a likeness and rule over primal matter and over all the forces she had precipitated. So there appeared for the first time a ruler out of chaos, lion-like in appearance, androgynous, having an exaggerated sense of power within him, and ignorant of whence he came to be.” (The Apocryphon of John)

Lord of Illusion - Mithra
From the Gates of the City of Jerusalem to the Bank of England, the ‘Lord of Time’, the Demiurge in the form of the rampant lion. Often Part-lion, part-serpent, the Demiurge controls the ‘flow of energy’ in our human world – ‘money’ and ‘time’.
Bank of England
The ‘cornucopia’, or the field of plenty is controlled, guarded and locked away by the rampant ‘archontic’ Demiurge.

My intuitive side, along with my ‘visual research’ in recent months, is showing me that the ‘fall of Sophia’ in the Gnostic texts, hints towards the Nebula of Orion and how it was part of that ‘falling process’. The blue prints for duality and the seperation splashed through Orion and into the minds of humanity. Our unique connection to the Orion Nebula and how it links into the fall of Sophia, along with the coming of the Aeon Christos, (to aid her in her creation process), is often found in ancient sources. The Aeons Sophia and Christos are the original blueprint for the Gods and Goddesses all over the ancient world. Today, the movie industry, not least certain directors and producers (many of which are Zionists) also encode their narratives with versions of the Sophia and Christos mythology. Why? Because it is the original ‘blue print’, a powerful connection to the infinite source, beyond the Kenoma and also represents the coming awakening of Ariel (the Lion of God), in their zionist minds. The Jewish Wachowski’s Matrix movie has it all in ‘three’ parts. Zion is saved and Sophia and Christos are ‘sacrifced’ for this worthy cause.

Sophia Symbolism in the movies
The Trinity Character in the Matrix triology and the Quorra character in Tron Legacy, especially is in keeping with the Sophia myth. The male figure (especially Neo) is meant to be symbolic of the Aeon Christos.

Son of Man – Orion (cross of changes)

Our connection to the Orion constellation is monumental and can be seen in the mapping of native ‘first peoples’ towns and Mesa’s, to the aligment of pyramids across the Earth. From Nazca to Giza, Orion is aligned with much of the ancient religious centres! More so, I would go further and say that the ‘invisible forces’ that ‘illuminates’ our form, a bioogical body that may have been ‘star seeded’ ‘via’ Orion, hence the focus on its ‘Kingship’ (Kin=blood) in many ancient ‘alien-like’ civilisations. See the Hopi and the Egyptian dynasties for starters. The Hopi god Masau’u is Osiris of ancient Egypt and these ‘Son of Man’ deities are symbols of Orion, implanted in the minds of priests and shamans in different locations. The Pineal gland, ‘Odin’s eye’, through to the symbolism of Golgotha (the place of the skull), connects to this template. Along with memory and thought (the two thieves) flanking the ‘Son of Man’, all allude to the life and death forces connected to the constelation of Orion. In Tiahuanaca, Bolivia (a place I visited in 2012), the palaces with underground pyramids, along with surface pyramids are dedicated to the South American version of ‘the Son of Man’ – ‘Lord Viracocha’, (another Osiris). The H-symbol of Orion’s belt, the number 8 (a symbol of Saturn), the spider (with eight legs), the swastika symbol, the Ankh-cross-symbol and ‘T-statues’, all relate to Orion and humanities connection to the forces that worked through this location of the Pleroma. Some researchers also talk of Venus coming out of the Orion Nebula?

Son of Man symbols - Orion
Blue prints for all belief in ‘life and death’… From Orion to the Old Sun Helios before its ‘fall’ into ‘Saturn, or Satan’.
Flag of Orion
The EU flag is a simplistic version of the cross of constellation of Orion, the twelve points around the Son of Man (Atum) as he opposes the Papal Bull of ‘Europa’. The 12 main Gods of Egypt and of course the 12 diciples are symbolised here. Sophia in this respect is the Goddess (woman crowned and clothed in Sun), and note what she is meant to give birth to, according to the Book of Revelation?. The flag on the right is the ‘original’ symbol of for the OC (Ocitan/Cathar languedoc roussillon region), from 11th Century France. The Cathar were crushed by the Holy Roman church and It is another symbol of the star and cross of Orion. The symbolism is much deeper than most would care to realise.
Adam & Eve
Atum and his lion goddess consort Sekmet at the time of the Old Sun ‘becoming Saturn’ – The Fall

Dany Wilten an American analyst, alchemist, symbolist, & hermeticist  has produced some outstanding work on the correlations of Orion and the knowledge of the human anatomy and hemispheres of the brain found encoded in the works of artists like Michael Angelo, long before any telescopes had been used to study nebula’s. See the amazing work (below) of Danny Wilten.

© Danny Wilten (click on the picture to go to Danny’s YouTube page).

The Demiurge is a chimera-like vibration

In the Nag Hammadi, the Gnostics describe Yaldabaoth as Ariael, another variation of the angel Ariel (or Ariael), which means “Lion of God” or “Hearth of God”. The Apocryphon of John, a work heavily quoted by John Lash in his excellent book ‘Not in his Image’, describes the Demiurge as a ‘dragon-like lion’ (a beast). The beast is the Chimera, a ‘virus’ made manifest that infested our world to replicate itself through the human mind. It is the ‘beast within’, a ‘persona’ (a mask) of the Demiurge, the ‘phantom self’ (see David Icke’s book of the same name), for those that are unkowingly possessed by the chimera, if they allow it to be the overriding force.

The Virus

The beast personified
Much Upper Renaissance art depicts the ‘beast personified’. In my art I use similar concepts of ‘personified energy’, yet my lions represent the Pleroma not the Demiurge. The ‘father of the Church’, Saint Jerome, is always depicted in red with the lion (the beast) and in the image on the far right the beast looks especially surprised to be talking to old Cronos himself… Like Daniel in the den of lions, the saints are amongst their kin symbolically speaking.

Again the Gnostic texts allude to the demiurge and the veil between the spirit and material world;

A Veil exists between the world above [in the galactic core], and the realms that are below [exterior, in the galactic limbs]; and shadow came into being beneath the veil. Some of the shadow [dark mass] became [atomic] matter, and was projected apart [partially formed into elementary arrays, the dema]. And what Sophia created [by her impact] became a product in the matter [the dema], [a neonate form] like an aborted fetus. And [once formed] it assumed a plastic shape molded out of shadow, and became an arrogant beast resembling a lion. It was androgynous, because it was from [neutral, inorganic] matter that it derived.

Hypostasis of the Archons (II, 4:93.30 ff)

Note the word androgynous, which is connected to the obessesion with ‘no gender’.

The Hypostasis of the Archons explains that they (the archons) created seven powers for themselves, and these powers created ‘six angels’. One of the angels is called Sabaoth (the Lord of Hosts) who was said to have “a dragon’s face”. Sabaoth became the Ring Lord, Sauron or Saturn.

Sabaoeth

John Lash equates Saboeth with our Sun, but the Apocryphon of John says: “the sixth one is Cain, whom the generations of men call the ‘fallen Sun’.” This fallen Sun is both Helios and Saturn, Prometheus (the young) and Kronos (the old). See the Rockefeller Plaza in New York, it shows both Prometheus and ‘Ancient of Days’ (Saturn) in one location. Saturn with its artificial rings and therefore distorted sound (vibration) is let loose and bypassed by connecting our hearts and minds to the original infinite source (the Aeons) beyond the Kenoma. The Lord of Hosts, ‘Saturn with its rings’ is holding the Illusion in place. I feel that Orion held sway over the original ‘ring less’ Saturn (the old Sun of Orion) and this idea is symbolised in my painting Ariel – The Lion of God. A harmonised man and woman, connected through their heart will naturally by pass the ‘rings of constriction’ imposed via Saboeth and the Moon (Sin). I illustrate this idea in more detail in my graphic novel Moon Slayer.

Moon Slayer thumb

Spiritual Blindness

On the left of my painting I show the creation of man and woman (Adam and Eve) as a fusion of the Pleroma of Orion and contained by the creator god Atum, who is also Adam (Osiris). Adam coupled with an aspect of Sophia (Isis/Eve), they form a trapezium (a trinity) along with the solar/stellar consciousness called Rigel, the brightest star in the constellation Orion, (not to be confused with Regulus in Leo). Rigel is the ‘seventh’ brightest star in the night sky and relates to the seventh Chakra (the crown). In the constellation of Orion, Rigel was also known as (Altair) and probably goes back to the ancient Babylonians and Sumerians, who called Aquilae (Altair) the eagle star; A topic I am currently looking at and writing about in much more detail for my Third Book of KokoroThe Eagles of Atlantis.

Ariel Lion

In the centre is a calm, almost meditating Lion (Ariel), which means “lion of God” in Hebrew (Shakespeare used it as the name of a ‘spirit’ in his play ‘The Tempest’). Ariel is also another word for the ‘city of Jerusalem’, not IS-RA-EL, but the ancient location. A place I firmly believe to be in the heart of all human beings. The ‘presence of Ariel’, with the Lord Archon at its third eye, is bringing forth the separation of man and woman. It is also a symbolic rendition of the two sides of the brain (left and right hemispheres). Here Ariel is portrayed as a force that has the ‘opportunity’ to change human destiny and is ‘sleeping’ for the moment (dreaming), showing our world to be created through pure imagination. In my image the ‘Lion of God’ is caught up in his own pride, on one level, but is also ‘contemplating the existence of something greater than him’. Jerusalem is not yet awake! It will be. But the the Lord of Hosts at Ariel’s third eye is manifesting the ‘prison like worlds’ (the egg shell) that encases humanity in ‘emotional thoughts’. The Moon was ‘taken’ and used for soley for this purpose by the Archons. The Moon is the egg (eye) in the sky’ that harmonizes the ‘auric egg’ and the ‘prison of the mind’ that surrounds the physical human form. William Blake’s Book and image of the Four Zoas shows this concept of the ‘energetic egg’ perfectly (see below). Replace the word ‘Satan’ with ‘Saturn’ and it makes more sense. Orion ( or Adam), with Saturn and the ‘four points of the cross’ (the intersecting circles) all construct humanities ‘reality’ (through Imagination, thoughts, emotions and the physical form).

In my image stands a single tree (symbolic of the Seraphim and watchers of old). The path to the Watcher stretches across the ‘Lion of God’ while his shoulders represent Mt. Zion and Mt. Moriah. Both mounds offer the structure for the Zionist blueprint for the world (New World Order), unless humanity stirs from its slumber. Watch what happens very closely in Jerusalem? My creative intuitive side seems to ‘know’ that we are going to see much focus on Jerusalem in the next few years. The Lion of God is not what it seems and as I have shown in my illustrated stories, the lion consciousness is the truth vibration (an invisible fire) that rises out of the heart of humanity. It forces us to ‘see all-that-there-is-to see’ at this time. The spiritual fire is ever present in my art – it is there for those that can ‘see’. While making this image I was reminded of the quote from Isaiah 29 – The Cause and Cure of Spiritual Blindness

  1. The coming distress upon Jerusalem. 1. (1-4) The Lord humbles a proud Jerusalem.

“Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! Add year to year; let feasts come around. Yet I will distress Ariel; there shall be heaviness and sorrow, and it shall be to Me as Ariel. I will encamp against you all around, I will lay siege against you with a mound, and I will raise siege works against you. You shall be brought down, you shall speak out of the ground; your speech shall be low, out of the dust; your voice shall be like a medium’s, out of the ground; and your speech shall whisper out of the dust.

In Romans 13:11 written to the Christians:

And do this, knowing the time that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. Christians need to be awake, especially knowing the time!

I would say all people need to awake and speak out, no matter what you believe.

As I said at the beginning of this blog, the painting is the ‘beginning and the end of an era’ for me in terms of making this kind of art. I’am going back to school ‘metaphorically’ to see what other ways and methods I can come up with. I may go very quiet, hermit-like, maybe write another smal book based on this blog? But I would like my work to be ‘out there more’, especially physically (exhibitions, etc). If anyone would like to organise an exhibition, or talk, get in touch. Let’s raise the vibrations together.

Neil

Adam Kadmon, Orion & the Fool

I’ve been researching and writing much about a subject that has fascinated me in recent years. In this blog I want to attempt to convey some of the concepts and symbols that relate to ‘Orion and the Merkabah’ and how I feel this subject is connected to Tarot.

It is said, in the Kabbalah, the first spiritual world that ‘came into being’ through God’s infinite light, as such, was ‘Adam Kadmon’ (son of man), who is not the same as the ‘physical’ Adam Ha-Rishon. In the Kabbalah system, Adam Kadmon corresponds to Keter (the crown), the divine will that, according to Gnostic texts, motivated the creation of our solar system, from Eden to Earth. The ‘crown’, or Keter, is, in my view, the located in the Orion Nebua as I will come to. The Gnostic Anthrôpos, or Adamas, as it is sometimes called, is considered the ‘pure mind’, as distinct from matter. Adam Kadmon was the living light that encompasses duality (see my image below) and in simple terms, it is the ‘light of the world’ that the Gnostics, and later Parfait priests (the Cathars) taught about.

My vesrion of the Anthropos. A combination of ‘Sophia’ and the ‘Christos’ now being influenced by Artificial Intelligence, or the ‘demon in the shell’.

The Gnostics wrote that two Aeons, Sophia and Christos, undertook the encoding of the human genome (Anthropos). These two Aeons , according to the texts, are the “parents” of the human species, but not in a biological sense. Christos and Sophia make a ‘cosmic coupling’. Once they have configured the ground plan for the human genome, encoding it with countless capacities and talents, they join the entire Pleromic company to release it into the galactic limbs (the Milky Way). The Orion Arm is a minor spiral arm of the Milky Way some 3,500 light-years across and approximately 10,000 light-years  in length. It is worth noting that the Solar System, including the Earth, lies within the Orion Arm. Something I will return to later. I go into more detail about Sophia and Christos (Adam and Eve) in this article here.

Nine Rings, Realms, Planets, Chakras Falling

The ‘Nine Rings’, or ‘Holy of Holies’ found in alchemical and kabbalistic books, are the symbolic circuitry connecting ‘Orion to Saturn’, in my view. In the Gnostic Hypostasis of the Archons, a system of eight circles were said to be the ‘projected heavens’, or worlds, forming our immediate Universe. In Norse myth, these ‘worlds’ also formed the ‘world tree’, ‘Yggdrasil’. They were also called the ‘Seven Heavens’, with an eighth world called the ‘Ogdoad’. This was considered a ‘super celestial region’ creating the spheres of the ‘Seven Heavens’ or ‘Seven Stars’. These ‘stars’ were Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, and the Moon. For the Gnostic mind, each of these stars were supposed to be presided over by a different archon. The lower realms (the eighth sphere), beyond the influence of Sophia (from Saturn to the ‘fake’ Earth), was said to be the abode of ‘Archangels’. The Gnostic and Ophite systems give their names and forms, from Michael as a lion, Suriel as an ox, Raphael as a dragon, Gabriel as an eagle, Thauthabaoth as a bear, Erataoth as a dog, Onoel (or Thartharaoth) as an ass. The central pillar connecting the angelic spheres was Adam Kadmon (Orion) above, or the ‘mind’ (man) of God. At the highest point of the Eight Spheres was the ‘Ninth Sphere’, where it was said that the ‘great archon’ – ruled over the Ogdoad (see below), or ‘ethereal region’, described as ‘reaching down’ to the moon. More on the moon at the end of this blog.

Orion’s electromagnetic nebula, centered on the Trapezium (a portal), inside the Orion nebula, seems to send ‘life force’ through the stars (like an electrical current) passing through our Sun, the dwarf stars Jupiter and Saturn, and other minions (planets and moons). The human world is constructed by this ‘power house’ often symbolised as the ‘Cosmic Soul’, Tree of Life, Music of the Spheres or the ‘Ladder’, in Alchemy. Jacob’s Ladder of Genesis, (where Jacob falls asleep on a stone and dreams of a ladder stretching between Heaven and Earth and thronged with angels), is another version of the ‘projection’ through the body of Adam kadmon. Jacob of course had twelve sons who became the progenitors of the Tribes of Israel. His only daughter, mentioned in Genesis, is Dinah (the missing 13th tribe?), gives us the all-encompassing number 13, or the anthropos, born of Sophia and Chritsos in Gnostic belief.

William Blake’s version of jacob’s ladder (© Trustees of the British Museum)

Robert Fludd, the prominent 16th Century English Paracelsian physician, alchemist, astrologer, mathematician and cosmologist, often depicted this ‘projection’ in his Utriusque Cosmi (below), which shows man the ‘microcosm’ within the universal ‘macrocosm’. He was as the son of Sir Thomas Fludd, a high-ranking governmental official (Queen Elizabeth I’s treasurer for war in Europe), and Member of Parliament. Athanasius Kircher, the 17th Century German Jesuit scholar, also produced many papers and drawings attempting to order the connections between the ‘stars and humanity’. His systems, maps and illustrations symbolise the path taken by electromagnetic light as it descends through the ‘world tree’- ladder, or circles, into the human eye.

The descending light in the Kabbalah (Qabalah/Sefirot) is often depicted as a ‘flaming sword’ (below) that travels like lightning through the Tree of Life from Keter (the crown or branches) to Malchut (the roots), from the ‘above’ to the ‘below’. The Kabbalah also appears on the ceilings of all the major gothic cathedrals in Europe, because the Templars and mystry schools that built them knew all about Orion, the Kabbalah and the Tree of Life. Like a tree, whose roots of mysticism goes deep down into the earth, the Kabbalah was the structure that houses the ‘light body’ of Adam Kadmon.

After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life. Genesis 3:24

In a piece of work below created for Alice D records, I also show the ‘Three Triangles’ of the ‘Tree of Life’, called the Trivium. These have been interpreted as the Astral (thoughts) worldd, Hyperspace (Superconsciousness) and our physical reality. All three are connected by the ‘centre’, the path and the body of Adam Kadmon.

The circles or realms descending symbolically from an upper central sun (projection point), on the Kabbalah (Qabalah/Sefirot), are said to number 1 to 9 and these are the primary numbers from whence all others derive. Interestingly, it is written that the ‘Eighth Sin’, or the ‘Eighth Circle’, called ‘Malebolge’ was often depicted as the upper half of Hell, the place of the Fraudulent and Malicious. The Eighth Circle was described by Danté in his 12th Century epic work, Inferno, as a place where ‘deception’ dwelt (see below). These circles (or rings) are also realms or frequencies that align with the so-called ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ through the Eighth Circle, and depicted as a human ‘eye’ by the 15th Century artist, Hieronymus Bosch. All of these symbols relate to ‘perception’ and how the world is created through our perception, our imagination and of course, electromagnetic light (or plasma). The circles or ‘rings’ (if you are a Lord of the Rings fan), also relate to constructed hemispheres that ‘restrict’ human consciousness to form an ‘ethereal link’ to the otherworldly creators (the archons), also called the gods or goddesses (the Planets).

Dante’s Hell
Orion’s Trapezium

Kesil Horeph, the Tarot & the Seven Stars

It’s interesting to note that Satan or ‘Saturn’ in Danté’s Inferno is trapped in the frozen central zone inside the Ninth Circle of Hell. Saturn is ‘controlled’ and ‘restricted’ by the Holy of Holies, or ‘Circles of Hell’ that bind this ‘Fallen Sun’ and permit its alter ego Chronos, to devour as he does. The Kabbalah even compares the ‘flaming sword’, the electromagnetic light of creation to Satan. It is Orion, in my view, through one aspect of the ‘three creators’ of Orion, ‘Vulcan’, that ‘binds’ the young Saturn (or Prometheus) for stealing the light of creation contained within Orion’s Trapezium. It is the wife of Prometheus, named Pandora (another version of Sophia), who opens her box (actually a jar), thus freeing the Archons (Jinn or Genies) into the lower astral and human worlds. What these myths and legends allude to is the ‘hierarchy of light’ from the unseen; beyond the boundary or veil that creates, constructs and often destroys our human world.

The upraised arms of Orion (the gaint of winter) known as ‘Kesil Horeph’, in Hebrew, is another description of the Orion constellation and it also means ‘Fool’. It is said that Kesil may have referred to the ‘Foolish Messiah’, but that Nimrod (another vesrion of Orion, the Hunter, the Trickster) influenced Kesil himself, according to Babylionian texts that were made after the great flood (see the images below).  Kesil Horeph as the Fool is carrying a cudgel (club) in the earlier renditions, as the club was a ‘weapon’ of protection used by hunters and peasants. The illustration on the left, also shows Kesil wearing a hat with ears of an ‘ass’ (donkey), which again is symbol of the ‘lowest angel’ (Archon), called Thartharaoth and the opposite of highest crown. According to the legend, the god Apollo, changed King Midas’ ears into ass’s ears because he preferred the sound of Pan’s pipes to the music of the temple of Delphi. All of these symbols and stories in simple terms relate to a time before the fall, the innocence of Arcadia (which Pan ruled over) and a forgotten ‘Golden’ Age.

The 22 cards of the Major Arcana in the Tarot are also aligned with the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet, and of course, the number of bones in the human skull. All of this relates to the body of Adam Kadmon. The skull and bone symbols found in religions and mystery schools also relates to the ‘Orion’, Adam and Saturn connection. I am also convinced that the Fool, the Magician and the Hermit are also knowledge of this connection.

Aldebaran is the reddish-orange supergiant (bright Star) forming a ‘raised palm’ of the giant Kesil.  Aldebaran appears near the ecliptic and is the brightest star in the constellation of Taurus the bull (horned goddess), which oppsoses Orion. The three-pointed hat of the jester-fool can also be connected to the three belt stars or three hearthstones of Orion found in Mayan belief (see my other blogs for more info). It’s worth noting that the Hopi word for star is ‘sohu’ and although the vowels are arbitrary, the Egyptian word for star (particularly those of Orion) is ‘sahu’. I can’t help but wonder if the ‘Infinity Stones’, in the Marvel Avengers stories, belonging to the Elders of the Universe and sought after by Thanos, are symbolic of the ‘hearth stars’ (stones) focussed on Orion. The fictional character Thanos (born of Titan, one of Saturn’s moons), certainly fits the bill for a demented tyrannt fool god who wields terrible power through the guantlet that houses the infinity stones. One snap of his fingers and his weapon destroys life across the Universe.

The Pleiades, or seven stars (Spirits of Seven Churches in Asia Minor) were considered a centre of influence for humanity through peace, compassion and love. The Pleiades are the work of the Goddess (Sophia) in my view and represent much that we call ‘native’ or Pagan. Some myths say that the ‘goddess was replaced and the Pleiades were influenced by a ‘Fool’ who ‘moved’ the constellation into Taurus (the Bull) through a heavenly tussle. Much of these myths relate to the Gnostic interpretations of the ‘work’ of the demented Demiurge, a creator and destroyer of worlds who could be considered a ‘trickster’ or fool (see Thanos above). The theme of the fool can also be found in many ancient civilizations and native myths. In a myth of the Maori, for example, one of the Seven Sisters was supposedly raped by the fool Kidili. The Native Americans have many simillar stories too.

I have written in numerous articles before about the Fool and the scared clowns, called the Heyokah (Heiokah), I won’t repeat the content in this blog; but suffice to say, the connections bewteen the abrahamic religions and some of the native american traditions are very similar in language, origin of gods and certain beliefs. The Hopi god Masau’u, for example, is clearly another version of the ‘fallen Admon Kadmon’ and connects to Orion. The stacking of 4 letters of the Hebew alphabet (the Tetragrammaton as a column), see below, is another indication of a ‘human’ or ‘man made in the image’ of the Abrahmic god – the creator of Adam. Even earlier versions of the Hebrew letter, from 2000BC, look like ‘up stretched arms’. There is so much more to go into here, not least the numerlogical connections to the letters, ‘He’, 5, and ‘H’ and ‘X’, which can be found in other areas of magic, mysticism and symbolism.

 

The Queen of Orion & the Son of Man

The seven planets or satellites that focus on the lower relams of Adam Kadmon are also part of this numerlogical and sidereal connection. Adam (orion) was also considered the first of the ‘sevenfold series of true prophets’, comprising Adam, Seth, Noah, Abraham, Zoroaster, Buddha, and Jesus.

The seventh card in the Tarot is the Chariot, and it has been suggested that the square on the charioteer’s chest is a representation of the Kabbalistic view of the four worlds, which are; Atziluth (Emanation/Close); Beriah (Creation); Yetzirah (Formation); Asiyah (Action). Below Asiyah, the lowest spiritual World, is Asiyah-Gashmi, our Physical Universe. The noun merkabah “thing to ride in, cart” is derived from the consonantal root r-k-b with the general meaning “to ride”. The word ‘chariot’ is found 44 times (22×2) in the Masoretic text of the Hebrew Bible. The charioteer, I would suggest is another version of Adam Kadmon?

The High Priestess in the Tarot is even holding the Torah and is stitting between the left and right handed pillars or paths of Boaz and Jachin of Hiram Abiff legend. The idea of a Right and Left-Hand Path stems from Indian roots in Hinduism and Gnosticism and relates to the use of ‘magic’ and ‘Gnosis (knowing thyself). But there are actually three pillars. The serpent that climbs the ‘middle pillar’, the spine, is the way shower and can lead to Gnosis, Beauty, Justice and Mercy. The true teachings of the one they called Jesus, who supposedly called himself, the ‘Son of Man’ – Adam kadmon.

The Priestess in the Tarot is the ‘Queen of Orion’. She is both the ‘horned mistress’ and another version of Sophia (wisdom). She is also Artemis and Demeter and the pomegranates in the area behind the queen are symbols of Hera, the ‘pure mother’ representing fertility and abundance. But she is also the ‘dark queen’ and the harlot. As with all life, Orion’s projection is dulaity at work on earth! Remember Madonna’s Super Bowl XLVI halftime show at Imbolc, 2012? She was ‘throned’ and sitting between the two pillars of Boaz and Jachin, showing her knowledge of the Tarot, the Merkabah and the ‘Holy of Holies’.

Another name for Orion (too many to go into in this blog) was Mithra and Mriga (The Deer). Mithra was connected to our sun and later to the Archangel Michael. Mithra became a cult for the Soldiers of the Roman Empire (along with Mars) and its history goes back to the time of Zoroaster (Persia). Mithra (or Mitrash) was said to be the ‘Governor of the Sun’ (Solar System), or he that ‘powers the sun’; which Indicates that ‘something more’ is behind the creation of the Sun. The ‘arm of Orion’ to be precise (see image below).

The arm is named for the Orion constellation, which is one of the most prominent constellations of Northern Hemisphere winter (Southern Hemisphere summer). Some of the brightest stars and most famous celestial objects of the constellation (e.g. Betelgeuse, Rigel, the three stars of Orion’s Belt, the Orion Nebula), including our solar system are within the ‘arm’.

 

The Ray of Creation and the Moon

The moon, along with other satellites and wanderers, especially Saturn, is said to be governed through what western occultists and alchemists called the ‘Ray of Creation’. This ‘Ray’ was part of an occult system created by George Ivanovitch Gurdjieff (1866-1949) and was another represenation of  the Adam Kadmon. The Ray is not measured through the ‘visible spectrum of light’, but is said to project out of the ‘Eye of Providence’ (or Monad), the Trapezium, passing through all worlds – all realities. For example, Gurdjieff relates levels of the Ray of Creation with the physical, astral, mental, or causal bodies of man, and each level has a specific density of matter and a specified number of laws. These bodies are the Sun, planets and Moon found in the body of Adam Kadmon and the Ray of Creation is another version of the ‘Flaming Sword’ mentioned earlier.

The moon was also considered to be the ‘keeper’ of the ‘First Infernal Circle’ of Hell, the place where souls, dwelling in limbo, had to pass through at the point of death. The white light at the end of the tunnel leads directly to the first circle. In some esoteric writings, the Moon and Saturn create the Ouroboros (the serpent swallowing its own tail) that souls would need to pass through to reach higher dimensions beyond the veil. It is the unseen ‘higher light’ of the Aeons (Super Consciousness) that is the Ray of Creation. For the Gnostics, this Ray passes through all suns (stars), our sun, all planets, the earth and into the worlds of Inferno (Hell), the latter is the location over which the Moon is siad to rule. It is the Ray of Creation that forms the body of Adam Kadmon and manifests the physical illusionary reality called life on Earth – a world that is governed by the one-eyed Foolish God (see image below). Hu’man’ity is being ‘forced’ to accept the ‘fallen’ version of Adam rather then the higher states of Eve, Sophia and the goddess on Earth! All forms of A.I, from microchipping humans, to the rise of robots on earth, are the true symbols of the ‘fall’. The serpent and Eve (Sophia) have been blamed and shamed by the demented ‘fool of fools’, the god that created the fallen Adam, the physical (material world). It’s interesting to note that one of the worst examples of the abrahamic faith, wahhabism (with its routes in Zionism), made the robot Sophia the first ‘robot citizen’ on Earth. You couldn’t make it up, they even called her Sophia! Courtesy of the Future Investment Summit in Riyadh (2017), Sophia was granted Saudi Arabian citizenship, becoming the first robot ever to have a nationality. It is the finest example of ‘inversion’ and ‘falling down the frequencies’ of light I could find! Did I mention the world is run by a demented fool-like god?

To go beyond the veil in this life, we need to ‘see’ all-that-there-is to ‘see’. We need to be as wise as serpents, but as harmless as doves. We need to consider that there is a higher force beyond (behind) the Sun (solar system), behind the religions, restrictions and ‘systems’ that hold us in physical form (the shell) that would have us worshipping Artificial Intelligence on Earth. Some already are…

There is much more on these subjects in my book, Through Ancient Eyes.

Until Next time…

 

Orion & Eve in ‘Gan Eden’ Amongst the Stars

Orion & Eve
© Neil Hague 2018

A lot of my art is symbolic and considers the cosmological perception of reality. The general name for the mystics who pondered on the nature of the cosmos, creation and the ‘nature of reality’ were the Gnostics. One famous source for Gnostic teachings came from a series of manuscripts called the Nag Hammadi texts and the Dead Sea Scrolls, found near the town of Nag Hammadi about 75-80 miles north of Luxor on the banks of the River Nile, in Egypt. These texts generally became known as the ‘lost gospels’ of the Nag Hammadi Library. The Nag Hammadi find included thirteen leather-bound papyrus codices (manuscripts) and more than fifty texts written in Coptic Egyptian, which were the work (along with other ancient influences) of a people known as Gnostics (see image below). The Gnostics were not a racial group. Their ideaology was as a way of ‘perceiving reality’ under the heading of ‘Gnosticism’, which comes from the term ‘gnosis’ – a Greek word that translates as ‘secret knowledge’. To be Gnostic simply meant to be ‘learned’.

nag-hammadi Codex

The Gnostic texts of Nag Hammadi offer an alternative creation story that teaches of a cosmological ‘birthing’ of our world through the dreaming of what the texts call ‘the Aeons’. The Aeons were said to be divided into upper and lower realities (consciousness) and one particular Aeon, called Sophia, was pivotal to this story. Sophia was the goddess that became Gaia or Earth in the Gnostic teachings. Dictionaries define this meaning of Aeon as ‘a power existing from eternity; an emanation or phase of the ‘supreme formless deity’. Gnostic texts refer to the Upper Aeons and Lower Aeons in very different terms and they say that between the two worlds is a curtain, veil, or boundary. The Upper Aeons are said to emanate directly from the unity of ‘The One’ – Infinite Awareness of itself – and can be symbolised as concentric circles expressing the Oneness of their Creator or Emanator.

The Upper Aeons are described by Gnostics as ‘The Silence’, or the ‘Living Silence’, or the ‘Watery Light’ (an ‘essence’ I am constantly trying to capture within my art and illustrations). The Lower Aeons were said to be creator gods that could only influence worlds beyond the veil or boundary. They are the lesser ‘gods’ often referred to in both Monothestic and Polythestic beliefs.

Virtual Heaven
According to Gnostic myth, the world we inhabit was pure ‘thought’ (the region of matter made manifest) through the material, or physical world. Like the Tenth Century Bogomils and Paulicians, to the 12th Century Cathars of France, the Gnostics saw the physical world as the land of shadow and darkness, a place where ‘perception and deception’ would coexist. A place that was the creation of the devil. According to Gnostic texts, Sophia eventually took physical form as Gaia, the original Earth and therfore endured the pains of giving birth to physical forms. The Native American Northwest Thompson Indians, like many other native peoples, illustrate a similar story of the Earth being a goddess through their cosmology:
At first Kujum-Chantu, the Earth, was like a human being, a woman with a head, and arms and legs, and enormous belly. The original humans lived on the surface of her belly. Her hair became the trees and grass; her flesh, the clay; her bones, the rocks and her blood, the springs of water.

From my ongoing research, I feel that ‘Sophia’, was captured in artforms as the original goddess found all over the anceint world. She is Langa (Zulu African), to the goddess Chalchiuiticue (Aztec) we find personifications of this Aeon Goddess. She is also the Goddess, Umay, of ancient Turkic semi-nomadic peoples of the Caucasus Mountains.  Stories of Asherah, the Wife of God found in Mesopotamian art and sculpture, along with the famous 25,000 year old neolithic sculpture of the ‘Venus of Dusseldorf’ seems to be another image of Asherah, possibly Sophia (see images). Eve, in my view, was another version of Sophia and the ‘lioness’, ‘dragon’ and ‘bird’ in my painting are all projections of the goddess too. They are intricately connected to our DNA.

Venus Sophia Sohia as Venusof Dussledorf

It was said that as Sophia dreamed, she ‘fell’ further into the ‘void’ and awoke within her nightmare, as her impact on the outer veil (or boundary between worlds) led to the ‘emergence’ of what Gnostic texts call ‘in-organic’ elementals known as ‘Archons’. The word Archon comes from the Greek ‘archai’, which means primordial, first, or antecedent in time. The Archons arise in the planetary system before Earth was formed into a habitat for life and are not organic by nature. In Arabic texts the same elementals are called the Jinn, and in Christianity they are referred to as demons or ‘phantoms’ said to plague humanity to this day. For more information on the Archons and the Lion of God symbolism see my blog, Sophia, Orion & the Lion of God.

Sophia dreaming

From within Sophia’s nightmare, according to the Gnostic scriptures, there appeared a central figure, or a deity that she gave birth to and quickly rejected. This figure proclaimed itself to be the source of all that was born out of the impact caused by Sophia’s dreaming. He was the Father God called ‘Yaldabaoth’ and announced that ‘he’ was the architect of the virtual worlds that were forming due to Sophia’s dreaming. The worlds forming were the ‘stars’ and ‘nebulas’ in the lower worlds of what the Gnostics called the Kenoma. Under the instruction of this Architect God-figure, along with the Archons, they built solar systems including a ‘fake Earth’ (or Matrix). The Archons used other planets and suns to alter the original geometry and ‘fractals’ of light in order to replicate ‘the heavens’ in their liking. The texts say that the offspring of Sophia, guided by this Architect God-figure, constructed an illusory reality, purposely made to ‘mimic’ the original organic reality born of the Aeon Goddess. The architect symbolism found in all Freemasonic imagery is meant to be Yaldabaoth in human form.

The Gnostic Demiurge

The Anthropos

Gnostic writings explain that the Anthropos, the genomic template for humanity, is at first a ‘featureless’ singularity produced from the Originator or propater mentioned in the Greek Coptic books. It could be seen as the ‘blueprint’ for humanity’s spirit or form. The ‘Originator’ is the monistic source of multiple Aeons. The featureless singularity, an explosion of pure undefined possibility, comes to be configured by the Aeons as part of an  experimental projection forming into the galactic body and arms.

My vesrion of the Anthropos. A combination of ‘Sophia’ and the ‘Christos’ now being influenced by Artificial Intelligence, or the ‘demon in the shell’.

The Gnostics wrote that two Aeons, Sophia and Christos, undertook the encoding of the human genome (Anthropos). These two Aeons , according to the texts, are the “parents” of the human species, but not in a biological sense. Christos and Sophia make a cosmic coupling. Once they have configured the ground plan for the human genome, encoding it with countless capacities and talents, they join the entire Pleromic company to release it into the galactic limbs (the Milky Way). The Orion Arm is a minor spiral arm of the Milky Way some 3,500 light-years across and approximately 10,000 light-years  in length. It is worth noting that the Solar System, including the Earth, lies within the Orion Arm.

The Anthropos was said to emerge from the cosmic center as a ‘projection of the divine imagination’ of the Upper Aeons, but not a creature made in the image of any god. Such is the grand vision of the mysteries connected to the origin of the human species. William Blake’s art and poetry, along with many alchemical illustrations seem to be eternally focused on what Blake called the ‘Divine Imagination’ made into human form (see image below right). His poem titled the Divine Image also attempts to convey similar concepts.

Orion’s Central Sun
In various alchemical texts, Apollo, Vulcan and Mercury were said to ‘conceive Orion’ in an allegory of the three-fathered ‘philosophical child’. In simple terms, the three-fold powers of light, fire and energy (force) construct the ‘celestial man’ called Orion. Another term for this process in Alchemical texts such as the Opus Magnum, is the Aurora. Symbolically speaking, these three forces of watery light, celestial fire and electromagnetic forces combine to create the Heavens and all that is contained within ‘time and space’. Celestial Light (electromagnetic) and star fire are crucial to this process, but it is what Mercury carries in his hand that brings the three forces together. The caduceus or the double snake symbol carried by Mercury (Hemes), is the celestial kundalini that unites all three forces. It is the ‘Fohat’ kundalini symbolism, or the equivalent of a cosmic birkeland electromagnetic current that converges to create the Eye of Osiris (Orion) as it ‘powers’ both our Sun and Moon. The synchroicity of the relationship bewteen our Sun and Moon through eclipses, size ratio (radius) from Earth is beyond ‘accident’. Something ‘bigger’ placed these celestial bodies where they are for desired effect.

caduceus
Left: the classic image of the entwined ‘serpent’ around the tree (or middle pillar) that lead to the Eye of Providence – the Knowledge of Life. Middle: The centre door arch above the gates ot the Bronx Zoo (a place I visited many years ago), showing both the serpent and the lion symbolism (see the above Gnostic image of the Demiurge also).

In other versions of this story of the three ‘deities’ or forces, they represent ‘fire’, ‘deception’ and plague’ on one side, while on the other, they are ‘creative imagination’, the ‘magical arts’ and ‘perception’. In every instance these forces come together to forge Orion’s persona as the ‘hunter shepherd’ of the heavens, see my blog Orion’s Door.

Orion Trapezium eye
Left: The Trapezium at the heart of the Orion Nebula and right, the ‘Eye of Providence’ found in so much ancient and modern iconography.

The same allegory connects to Orion’s Trapezium which is situated in a region of the Orion Nebula just below the three belt stars along Orion’s sword. It is a region of speculation and ideas according to some researchers, not least Danny Wilten, that the Orion Nebula is a two dimensional ‘projection’ of our ‘reality’. In other words, the Trapezium acts like a ‘movie screen projector’ creating ‘everything’ we call ‘reality’. The Sun, Saturn and our Moon are ‘strategically placed’ to ‘alter that projection’, or to create our Earth ‘matrix’.
The alchemical knowledge of the ‘Nine Spheres’, the ‘Holy of Holies’, ‘Sephiroth’ (Tree of Life) and the ‘Epithets of God’ all seem to be telling the same story of how Orion’s central sun, or Trapezium, was involved in the creation of our Solar System. From time to time this knowledge appears in religious iconography and one fine example is Saint Charles Church, also known as Karlskirche in Austria. Many of these ‘High Altars’ of Christemdom often seem to feature the ‘eye’, ‘triangle’ and ‘light’ that enimates from it. St. Johns Cathedral in Valletta, Malta (I place I visted this year), also has the same high altar symbolism, along with many other references that relate to saturn, the Demiurge, the moon and the stars on the tombs of the Knights of St John.

In fact, so much Renaissance art, not least the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo (below), which forms part of the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling, seems to be telling the story of Orion’s part in the Gnostic creation myths. The painting quite clearly depicts a ‘brain’ in profile framing God, who is creating Adam (Orion), the first celestial man. What is fascinating is that the word ‘men’ (man) etymologically means ‘to think’, or states of ‘mind’ (or thought). Were the Masters like Michelangelo of this period trying to tell us that the Orion Nebula houses the mind of God? What is amzing in relation to these types of paintings of the Renaissance period, is they do overlap to give an identical visual comparison of different areas of the Orion Nebula. For more on this I recomend Wilten’s research and his E-book, Orion in the Vatican.

Danny Wilten © 2013
Danny Wilten © 2013 (click the image to go to Danny Wilten’s YouTube page).

As we travel farther away from the Trapezium into the body of the Nebula, what looks like a human face, a ‘red dragon’ and the ‘lion-headed-serpent (Demiurge) in the Flame Nebula (within Orion), all seem visible in the interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. I have captured some of these forces in my painting, Orion & Eve  at the top of this blog. Other nebulas such as Barnard’s Loop, the ‘Horse’ and ‘Monkey Head’ also appear in the Orion constellation. It is an important constellation and this is why many ancient people focused on Orion. Anything is possible within the realms of ‘star magic’ and the holographic nature of the universe. The question is; How and why did Michelangelo clearly entwine the obvious Orion Nebula composition (captured by Nasa below) within his painting The Creation of Adam? It was painted on the celing of the Sistine Chapel over five hundred years ago. Was it visionary sight or technology? I’ll leave that for your to decide.

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The Orion Nebula. The most important of all of nebulas within the Orion constellation.

Many years ago I heard the term ‘Earth Stars’, and the understanding that humans are ‘points of light’ or stars projecting (like a hologram) onto the surface of an ‘earth plane’. Each human being could be seen as the ‘life and death’ of each individual as a ‘star’. It is no stretch of the imagination to see that the holographic nature of the universe would give us ‘macrocosm- microcosm’ when it comes to stars forming and ‘human stars’ forming (see image below). I have found that most people involved in ‘ritual magic’, Paganism, and the ‘lower knowledge’ I call religion, seem to have no idea what actually ‘powers’ the so-called ‘celestial bodies’ we call the sun, planets and the moon. Too many are worshipping the ‘instrument’ with no knowledge of ‘who’ or ‘what’ made the ‘instruments’ they worship in the first place.

fetus and stars
The Gnostic texts describe the Demiurge and Archons as a ‘neonate form’ like an aborted fetus.

From Orion to Saturn
The ‘Nine Rings’, or ‘Holy of Holies’ found in alchemical and kabbalistic books, in my view, are the symbolic electromagnetic circuitry connecting ‘Orion to Saturn’. In the Gnostic Hypostasis of the Archons, a system of eight circles were said to be the ‘projected heavens’, or worlds, forming our immediate Universe. In Norse myth, these ‘worlds’ also formed the ‘world tree’, ‘Yggdrasil’. They were also called the ‘Seven Heavens’, with an eighth world called the ‘Ogdoad’. This was considered a ‘super celestial region’ creating the spheres of the ‘Seven Heavens’ or ‘Seven Stars’. These ‘stars’ were Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, and the Moon. For the Gnostic mind, each of these stars were supposed to be presided over by a different archon. Yes, an archon. The lower realms (the eighth sphere), beyond the influence of Sophia (from Saturn to the ‘fake’ Earth matrix), was said to be the abode of ‘Archangels’. The Gnostic and Ophite systems give their names and forms, from Michael as a lion, Suriel as an ox, Raphael as a dragon, Gabriel as an eagle, Thauthabaoth as a bear, Erataoth as a dog, Onoel (or Thartharaoth) as an ass. The central pillar connecting the angelic spheres was Adam Kadmon (Orion Man), or the ‘mind’ (man) of God (see below). At the highest point of the Eight Spheres was the ‘Ninth Sphere’, where it was said that the ‘great lord archon’ – ruled over the Ogdoad, or ‘ethereal’ region, described as reaching down to the moon. The moon is a portal where souls pass through at death. I go into this in more depth in my book Through Ancient Eyes.

Adam and his Sword
Left: The Qabalah as the ‘flaming Sword’, Orion’s sword positioned below the Nebula. Middle and right: Different depictions of Adam (Orion) Kadmon contained within the Qabalah. Adam is the celestial hu-man made into human ‘being’.

According to Gnostic writings, it seems the Demiurge and Archons evolved out of the nuclear fusion focused on the Orion Nebula. Named after the Latin word for cloud, ‘nebulae’ are not only massive clouds of dust, hydrogen and helium gas (and plasma), they are also often ‘stellar nurseries’ – or places where stars are born. All life is born of these stellar ‘wombs’, and our DNA is made of the same ‘genetic star stuff’ that gives us a myriad of life forms. Life, death, all duality centered on Orion, has to pass through a symbolic ‘door’ (or portal) into worlds that create reality on Earth. Orion’s electromagnetic nebula, centered on the Trapezium (a portal) seems to send ‘life force’ through the stars (like an electrical current) passing through our Sun, the dwarf stars Jupiter and Saturn, and other ‘minions’, or Moons.

The human world (earth matrix) is constructed by this ‘power house’ often symbolised as the Cosmic Soul, Tree of Life, Music of the Spheres or the ‘Ladder’, in Alchemy. Robert Fludd, the prominent 16th Century English Paracelsian physician, alchemist, astrologer, mathematician and cosmologist, often depicted this ‘projection’ in his Utriusque Cosmi, which shows man the ‘microcosm’ within the universal ‘macrocosm’ (see figure above right). Athanasius Kircher, the 17th Century German Jesuit scholar, also produced many papers and drawings attempting to order the connections between the ‘stars and humanity’ as the cosmic ‘Hu-man’ (light-Man). The Illustration by Fludd seems to show man as the ‘macrocosm’of the planets, the sun and stars, projecting out of a central sun (at the crown above the head). The rings forming around the cosmic man are symbolic of the Sefirot (the tree of life).

In Norse mythology, the god Surtr guards Muspell (a realm of fire), one of the Nine Worlds of Yggdrasil (the World Tree) with his ‘flaming sword’. Interestingly, the ‘sword area’ of the Orion Nebula which comprises three stars: Orionis, Theta Orionis, and Iota Orionis, is just above the Trapezium, the birthing place for young stars. I feel that something was certainly placed in that region of the ‘Stellar Garden’ to prevent humanity from accessing its Super Consciousness. Symbolism connected to the number ‘three’ (or 3 x 3 = 9) seems to be a major numerological code for creating the structure of the ‘Tree of Life’. Could the Orion Nebula be the celestial ‘brain’ or ‘mind’ that is creating our physical ‘fallen’ Earth-reality, manifesting through all versions of duality? I explore this further in my book Through Ancient Eyes.

Eye of god

The circles or realms descending from an upper central sun (projection point), are said to number 1 to 9 (symbolically) and these are the primary numbers from whence all others derive. The tenth realm is the earth matrix itself. Interestingly, it is written that the ‘Eighth Sin’, or the ‘Eighth Circle’, called ‘Malebolge’ was often depicted as the upper half of Hell, the place of the ‘Fraudulent and Malicious’. The Eighth Circle was described by Danté (a Gnostic Cathar) in his 12th Century epic work, Inferno, as a place where ‘deception’ dwelt and from where it came from. These circles (or rings) are also realms or ‘frequencies’ that align with the so-called ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ through the Eighth Circle, and was depicted as a human ‘eye’ by the 15th Century artist (and initiate), Hieronymus Bosch. The holographic nature of the human eye and the human form is expressed in the New Testament text;

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 The eye is the lamp of the body. If your vision is clear, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your vision is poor, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness.” Matthew 6:22-23

All of these symbols relate to ‘perception’ (or deception) and how the world is created through our perception, our imagination and of course, ‘information’ (energy) in the form of electromagnetic light (plasma). The circles or ‘rings’ (if you are a Lord of the Rings fan), also relate to constructed hemispheres that ‘restrict’ human consciousness to form an ‘ethereal link’ to the otherworldly creators (the archons), also called the gods or goddesses (the Planets), angels and the stars.

All so ‘Strange’ (Dr Who?)

The Marvel character Dr Strange, along with another character called ‘Adam Strange’ created in the 50’s seem to be hinting at the cosmic man mythology. Both characters seem to be symbolic personifications of the fallen Anthropos (Adam Kadmon), the Primordial Man. Adam was said to be the first ‘light-man, or  ‘Hu-man being’ to emerge with the creation of the cosmos. Eve, in my view, was already an aspect of Sophia, and not created from the Celestial turned fallen Adam. In these Marvel narratives Eve could well be considered the ‘Ancient One’ who is portrayed as a woman in the 2016 movie version. An idea that could have been inspired by a Celtic version of the Sophia myth as Ceridwen (Welsh myth) or Danu (In Irish mythology).

The Primordial Man is also an important symbol in Gnosticism. The Gnostics inferred from the verse in Genesis “Let us make man in our own image” that the first earthly man was created on the model of a cosmic Adam on high. In the Nag Hammadi text, the Apocryphon of John, we learn that this Anthropos is the first creation of “knowledge and Perfect Intellect” and the first luminary of the heavens. Why is Orion so important to the ancients who seemed to build pyramids aligned with their Adam on high? This Anthropos becomes the heavenly model through which the demiurge ‘ceates’ an earthly Adam. To understand this concept in modern terms, I recommend watching the Matrix movies and analysing the Neo (Adam) character in relation to the Architect (Demiurge).  The movie trilogy is pure Gnosticism. Amongst the Mandeans (a Gnostic sect that today survives in Iraq) the primordial Adam is coextensive with the cosmos, his body is the body of the world, and his soul the soul of ‘all souls’. In an image which would later reappear in the Kabbalah, the Gnostics held that individual human beings are descended from the cosmic anthropos as a result of the fragmentation of the Primordial Man.

The ‘eye’ and ‘X’ symbolism found in the Marvel Dr Strange comics could easily relate to Orion symbolism. Dr. Strange symbols include the Eye of Agamotto (below), used to reverse time and undue all of the destruction in the story. The Eye contains the ‘Time Stone’ (one of the Infinity Stones in the Marvel comics) and is clearly a reference to the relationship between Adaom Kadmon (Strange) and Saturn, the Lord of Time (and Time stone encased in a ‘cube’). The Eye of Agamotto, resembles the ‘Eye of Providence’ found in Freemasonry, and as I mentioned earlier, it could be a symbol for the Trapezium area, a portal into the upper Aeons through the Orion Nebula.

X-Eye symbolism
X-Eye (portal) symbolism found in the ‘Dr Strange’ narratives. ‘Adam’ Strange (upper middle) seems to be an earlier version of Dr Strange. The X chromosone, along with the Y is the genetic blue-print for life in physical form. Bottom left: The ‘Eye of Agamotto’ is Dr Strange’s amulet and symbolic of the place from where his sorcery originates (is this Orion?)

In the Marvel stories, Strange also confronts Dormammu in what is called ‘the Dark Dimension’ and creates an endless time loop to ‘trap’ this giant deity. Dormamu could easily be inspired by the ‘Demiurge’ of Gnostic belief (see image below).

Dormmau
Dormmau (Demiurge) faces Dr Strange (as Adam on Saturn)

As I am reaearching and writing a book about Orion, I found it interesting that the creators of the graphics for the 2016 Dr Strange movie, chose to include, ‘visually’ what seems to be reference to a star or nebula enamting from Steven Strange’s hand. Is this Orion?

Dr Orion
Left: Dr Orion. Right: Two distinct clusters in the M42 region of the Orion Nebula. The blue left-side cluster and the larger red area to the right, which contains the Trapezium. Are these the ‘Caves of Creation’ (or Eden) referred to in African, Aboriginal and South American mythology?
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Dr Strange as the Time Lord (see Dr Who) and Manly P Hall’s image of The Grand Man of Zohar, one of the greatest books of Qabbala. From Orion’s central Sun to the ‘Time Lords’ of Saturn, Both are focused on humanity and Earth (Sophia).

The Adam and Eve story, which sees God (the Demiurge) ‘expelling’ Adam (Orion) and Eve (an aspect of Sophia), along with the serpent (the electromagnetic kundalini force), for disobeying him, is another version of the ‘Fall’. The three forces take the form of the Tree of Good, Evil and the ‘Tree of Knowledge’ in the Garden of Eden. All of which seem to be symbolic of the forces focused on the Orion Nebula. In Jewish theology, the higher ‘Gan Eden’ is called the ‘Garden of Righteousness’, a location said to have been created at the beginning of the world. It is said that here the ‘righteous’ dwell in the sight of the ‘heavenly chariot’ carrying the ‘throne’ of God. Is it possible that the ‘chariot’ and ‘throne’ was another way of describing the Trapezium area of the Orion Nebula? Was Orion and his Queen (Eve) expelled from the realms of paradise, the place where the Upper and Lower Aeons meet for disobeying the Demiurge? Again, it is interesting to note that the word ‘paradise’ comes from the term ‘pardes’, meaning a ‘royal garden’ or ‘hunting park’- a perfect place for Orion.

The serpent in this story is associated with Satan (or Saturn’s influence) and how ‘his’ act of disobedience also led to Satan’s supposed imprisonment in the Circles of Hell (see also the story of Prometheus). I personally do not view the serpent, in the Biblical sense, as a negative force. It represents the powerful electromagnetic forces that allow for the ‘electromagnetic’ ‘creation of worlds’ and solar systems. Without the serpent (Kundalini) we would not access the Third Eye (the Eye of Providence).

In my view, Eve was always there in the garden amongst the stars! She is an aspect of Sophia, and not from the physical body of a ‘fallen’ genetically modified Homo-Adam.

The Roman Catholic Church, along with the various Abrahamic religions sought to demonise Eve (the goddess) so to suit their agenda. Lets face it, ‘Eve’, like all women, through the eyes of the ‘Demiurge driven religions’, has been forever ‘dominated’. The Earth (Sophia) has been ‘dominated’ too by a demented creator that ancient priests (mainly men) called, God.

The good news is that time is running out for those that seek to eternally ‘divide’, ‘dominate’ and ‘supress’ the original human being. The Anthropos was born of a union bewteen the higher-celestial (Aeon) feminine and masculine forms we know as Adam (Christos), and Eve (Sophia).

The unification of both male and female at the Tree of Knowledge, symbolically speaking, gives us the potential for all duality to cease, and for the ‘two’ to become ‘one’ again. Genius song writer/musician, Peter Gabriel, expresses well the notion of returning to oneness through higher celestial feminine and masculine forms in his song, Blood of Eden:

In the blood of Eden lie the woman and the man,

I feel the man in the woman and the woman in the man,

In the blood of Eden we have done everything we can,

In the blood of Eden,

So we end as we began,

With the man in the woman and the woman in the man,

It was all for the union, oh the union of the woman,

the woman and the man.

Bye for now.

Neil

 

Through Ancient Eyes (New Edition)

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‘Neil Hague’s work is unique – the language of an open and highly creative mind. You look with your eyes, but he speaks to your heart.’
David Icke

‘Through Ancient Eyes is an essential read for anyone interested in the power of the imagination, and how art and nature can transport us into different levels of awareness.’

Jay Beldo

Twelve years ago my first book, Through Ancient Eyes, went out of print after only having a shelf life of 4 years. The project was originally born out of years of research throughout the late 90s, however, I have spent the past few months updating its content and adding a new chapter on the symbolism connected to Orion myths and symbolism. The cover design is essentially the same but of course, I have produced much more work over the past twelve years and therefore felt it necessary to include some of these images on the new updated cover.

With over one hundred illustrations, the new 2018 edition goes deeper into the symbolism and draws on some of the material I have been writing about in a ‘movie symbolism’ blog (of the same name) since 2012.

Through Ancient Eyes remains my seminal visionary piece of work. Written in an easy style with footnotes at the end of each chapter, the book will hopefully be ‘inspirational’ for anyone who is embarking on their own creative and spiritual path; or wanting to understand more about the history, mythology and symbolism that has inspired artists since ancient times.

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ISBN 0-9541904-0-8
334 pages and over 100 Illustrations in black & white.

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Through Ancient Eyes explores how art is a metaphysical activity, while illustrating the art and soul connections that have existed since ancient times. Drawing on a wealth of information, which includes prehistoric art and prophecy, through to the work of William Blake – this fascinating book unlocks ancient wisdom that has inspired artists from all ages.

Expanding our view of the creative process, we are taken on a journey that weaves together a cornucopia of myths, archetypes and symbols, which through art, can reveal hidden dimensions of the soul. This unique book unravels the symbolism contained within ‘Gnosticism’ and offers a new insight into the ‘Orion mysteries’. The book reveals how the esoteric practices of secret societies and the art of historical artists are connected. What they have in common, artist and priest, is the understanding of a hidden knowledge, which throughout the ages has been used to ‘liberate’ or ‘control’ the human psyche.

Using over 100 illustrations, Neil Hague shares his own visions, challenging the conventional view of art, history, science and the symbols of the stars. He offers an alternative perspective, one that sees humanity’s role as multidimensional beings, breaking free of the shadows and self-imposed limitations that prevent us from awakening the creator within. He says:  “Ancient peoples used their creativity to communicate with powerful forces that are, once again, raising the vibrations of our planet. Visionaries and prophets, artists and poets (along with filmmakers), throughout history, have all used their ‘ancient eyes’ to tap into creative consciousness”. Through his own unique art, Neil attempts to demystify the spiritual systems, different dimensions and interdimensional forces that interpenetrate our world – many of which have been recorded in art and texts since ancient times.

Podcasts from the past …

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Neil Hague – Control of the Art Industry, The Old World Order, The Age of Leo & The Awakening Sun – On Red Ice Radio/TV (2010)
In his books, Through Ancient Eyes and  Journeys in the Dreamtime, he illustrates a personal and fascinating approach to art and image-making. Neil joins us to discuss art and secret societies control and promotion of certain artists, musicians and writers. We also talk about the Hopi, their prophecy, dreams and the propaganda people are subjected to through the media. More Topics Discussed: transitional time, Robert Green, collaboration with David Icke, Caravaggio, Knights of Malta, Order of the Garter, The Brotherhood of our Lady, De Medici, the art industry, viral marketing, Jay-Z & Lady Gaga, Jesuits, Kirschner, artists tapping into the unknown, Koyaanisqatsi, the media empire, Hopi Prophecy Rock, destruction, World War, the new world order is an old world order plan, beyond the veil, property, mortgage servitude, scarcity, environmental scam and more. In our second hour we discuss the agenda of climate change and “Earth Day”. We explore the perception of scarcity and contrast that against the abundance of energy that does exist in the universe. We talk about the changes happening in the galaxy and the consequent changes our sun is going though. Neil shares with us his take on the symbolism of the lion, the mystery of the white lions and the age of Leo. He also talks about a return to “the first time” without fear and paranoia. More Topics Discussed: iridium element, Maya & Hopi sun prophecies, the fifth world & the sixth sun, the first people, Pahana, galactic changes, chambers of the brain, dream, education, entertainment, noise, doomsday, fear, terrorism, energy, creating money, exchange of services, John Trudell, positivity, age of Leo, prehistoric art and more.

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