Gnosticism and the Roman
"Roman influence divested
Christianity of some of its profound
primeval psychological knowledge. Christian fellowships developing under
different cultural conditions created forms so variegated that maintaining
unity turned out to be an historical impossibility." -
Andrew M. Lobaczewski
"It used to be thought absolutely necessary that
all the inhabitants of a country should have the same religion, but we now know
that there is no such necessity." - Bertrand Russell
Human beings have grappled with the
Mystery of Life for time immemorial.
As we have done so human
consciousness has evolved.
the Abrahamic religions we walked with the
Creator in the Garden.
Veil of Cognitive
Blindness descended and we were cut off from
could this mind, transformed by rational concentration, sense the pulsing
energies, waveforms and frequencies surrounding it.
Instead it now experienced vague,
occcasionally undefined, feelings - Emotion.
For 2,000 years ago a wide ranging
Gnostic Mystery tradition
flourished among all the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean.
states surrounding the Mediterranean had been trading, conquering and
synthesizing each other for centuries.
Plato described the peoples of the
Mediterranean as "frogs around
a small pond."
Along came Alexander III of Macedonia who
transformed the Mediterranean world into essentially one culture
spreading Greek Hellenistic culture - the
culture of the rulers.
Hellenism ran head on into the
Gnostic Mystery traditions,
Gnosis is not primarily
The Greek language distinguishes between
scientific or reflective
knowledge ("He knows mathematics") and
knowing through observation and
experience ("He knows me"), which is Gnosis.
In Gnosticism the broad term
'gnostic' is defined as 'knower'
refering to all individuals who have insight into the
noumenon even though
they express these insights through the
window of their own cultural traditions.
Gnosis involves an intuitive process of learning
to know oneself as only by knowing
oneself is it possible to know the noumenon which
gnostics recognize is alive.
It is possible to
experience an ultra awake state called 'lucid living'.
Living lucidly is living in Integral
Rational Consciousness was,
comparatively, a trance or
Magical Consciousness is undertsood
for what it really is - a
prayer to the gods.
An epiphany supercharges the
brain with an experience of the undeniable oneness of all that
state is enlightenment. Enjoy the
gamma brain waves.
survive mankind must overcome the inherent limitations of
ancient sacred texts are
collections of conceptual understanding originally as proverbs and later
in narrative myth format.
foundational cores we find unimaginably older conceptual structures with later
ideological structures built upon them.
Hebrew mystics formed a school of
thought in Alexandria, Egypt, and it is they who synthesized the Hebrew and
Hellenistic mythology, producing rather distinctive variations on the more
Apostolic Catholic Christianity evolved out of the
inter-racial emanational and
incarnational salvific monotheism that coarsed through the Mediterranean
trading federations with the coming of the
Gnostic Mystery of Jesus Christ.
This approach was, from the beginning,
contaminated by certain
ponerological elements that allowed it to be easily distorted.
In particularly it was
contaminated with psychotic darkness of the Zaddikim.
Those familiar with ponerology can
understand those elements as the work of psychopaths.
present in Hebrew literature included a sacred
narrative history to explain religious conceptual structures designed after
the model of Herodotus - and this was
blended with the purer, Pagan
circular logic of exegesis
demanded the invention of the Demiurge to explain the ejection from the Garden.
conceptual construct that Creation was deliberately created faulty on purpose
to torture humanity was designed to allow the ascendency of the priestly elite of the Cult of
Under the influence of the
Hellenic Greek cultural worldview,
certain Gnostic Hebrew
mystics sought to find greater depth in the Hebrew "history" than that
which had already been produced.
historical Israel was created to support
the agenda of a
religious priesthood-clique seeking power and as it was to gather support
from the masses it was necessary to fake the
history of the tribes of Israel which was produced from many
tribal tales and legends ,
genealogies created and added in order to portray a very disparate group of
tribes as "one".
These are the books
known as the Septuagint in the Latin Vulgate.
The first five books are considered
("In [the] beginning", Genesis), Shemot ("Names", Exodus), Vayikra ("He
called", Leviticus), Bamidbar ("In the desert", Numbers) and Devarim ("Words",
True Torah Hebrews reject
all other Septuagint books as Alexanderian
Hebrew Gnostic additions.
The Torah, in particularly Bereshit/Genesis, is based
on even older Sumerian and Akkadian
The last synthesis
of inter-racial emanational and
incarnational salvific monotheism produced
the Alexandrian Hebrew Gnostic cult of
Serapis centered at Alexandria which eventualy evolved into Roman
The tradition of Serapis was an amalgamation and
synthesis of all the traditions of the tribes surrounding the Mediterranean
which resulted in the inter-racial
emanational and incarnational salvific monotheism, which was the indigenous
form of what Hindus think of as Vaishnavism,
The tradition of monotheism goes back
to Akhenaten the Heretic, husband of Nefertiti and father of Tutankhamen.
There are many similarities between
Yahweh the first being
Serapis was a supreme god.
Hebrew Gnostic cult of Serapis declared their history to have an even
deeper level of mystical
They used a magic form of exegesis
claiming to be inheritors of secret mystical teachings passed down from their
Master, Moshe Rabbenu.
They went so far as to claim that
the great Pagan philosophers
had originally received their wisdom from Moshe Rabbenu and that all other
intellectual advances were thanks to the Hebrews -
God's Chosen Ones.
Under the temple of Serapis
archeologists unearthed strange
mechanical contrivances within a
Labryrinth which indicate severe "testing" of the initiates reminiscent of
a modern hospital - or a torture dungeon.
History becomes obscure and
incomprehensible in a world dominated by synthetically cobbled together
It is unlikely the
Gnostic Hebrew mystics
understood the ponerological
aspects of their cobbled together history that later followers studied as
and the worshippers of Serapis are the same." - Roman Emperor
Alexandrian Hebrew Gnostics,
the Essenes, were
attempting to reformulate their religion to be universally inclusive.
In Alexandria to be universally
inclusive elements of the Mystery of Serapis needed to be included.
The Hebrew Gnostic, Philo,
described two branches of a single Gnostic
Mystery school - the Essenes, of Hebrew ethnicity,
and the Therapeutae, of Greek ethnicity.
The Essenes were
in contention with the
remnants of the Hasmonean dynasty high priest cult, the Sadducees, and with
the Pharisees who now held the religious
authority of the Hebrews.
Philo derived the name
the related adjective therapeutikos meaning of attending to heal, or treating
in a spiritual or medical sense.
Philo, the Hebrew
Gnostic, was known as "the Pythagorean."
The Pythagorean Mysteries
formulated principles that influenced the thought of
Aristotle and contributed to
the development of mathematics and Western rational philosophy.
Hebrew historian, Josephus,
tells us that the Essenes were comparable to
bulk of the mystic tradition that originating with
Pythagoras belongs to gnostic
mystical wisdom rather than to scientific scholarship but using that approach
did lead to the theory of the functional significance of numbers in the
objective world and in music, as well as the Pythagorean theorem for right
Philo used Stoic
philosophical allegory and Pharisaic exegesis in attempt
to fuse and harmonize Greek philosophy with Hebrew philosophy.
Hebrews honored not only their own master,
Moses, but also
followed the Pagan
The Zaddikim high priests
encouraged and informed the Essenes.
The Essenes penned The Dead Sea
The Dead Sea Scrolls portray a
central role for the followers of Melchizedek, the 'Teacher of
The Essenes mistakenly
took both Greek and Hebrew mythology literally, as opposed to
The synthetic result ended in
monotheistic slavationist Pauline Christianity.
The Essene tradition
lives on in a mofified form in Kabbalah.
At the foundation of the
Sephirot, the Tree of Life, or Etz haChayim we find
the Pythagorean Mysteries and
the numerology of the Babylonians,
which the Pharisees allowed to
creep into exegesis when in
exhile in Babylon.
The near collapse of the Roman Empire between 235
and 284 was caused by three simultaneous crises: external invasion, internal
civil war, and economic collapse.
The changes in the institutions,
social culture and religion
were so profound and fundamental, that the "Crisis of the Third Century" is
seen as the historical dividing line between the classical world and the early
took control of the Roman Empire in 284.
Emperor Diocletian, after watching numerous
internal struggles for power which culminated in civil wars, understood that
most of shifts in the balance of power were facilitated by soldiers
personal allegiance to
charismatic commanders which stemmed from the brotherhood experienced by
soldiers belonging both to the military and to the secret fellowship of the
Emperor Diocletian recognized that
social control had to be based on something more
than simply military force, so he sought imperial legitimacy in
a new state religion, with
himself as divine monarch much as Akhenaten had done 1650 years earlier
To the Romans, the observance of religious rites was a
public duty even though Roman state religious beliefs were founded on a
chaotic unconnected inconsistent pagan mythological
tradition adopted from Greek
models and cross-pollinated with influences from all the religions of the
regions the Roman Empire had conquered.
Secret societies and
mystery brotherhoods were a threat
to Emperor Diocletian's power so he aligned himself with the
Mithras outlawing all others.
Emperor Diocletian declared himself Lord and
Master (Dominus Noster) and later equated himself to the paternal father god of
Rome, Rome's Great Father and Savior (Jupiter
Optimus Maximus Soter); the patron deity of the Imperial Roman state.
By outlawing the Eleusinian Mysteries, and
the Gnostic Christian Mysteries
himself a divine intercessor - a God
brought to life on Earth - Emperor
Diocletian hoped to gain social control
through religious unification .
DominiEmperor Diocletian divided
the Roman Empire into West and East taking personal control of the East.
303 Anno DominiEmperor Diocletian in issued a series of four
increasingly harsh decrees designed to compel Christians to take part in the
imperial religion. Emperor Diocletian
ordered all Gnostic Christian churches to be destroyed, all Gnostic Christian
books to be burned and Gnostic Christians themselves were denied the protection
offered other citizens
by Roman law.
Gnostic Christians were
mutilated, burned, starved, and
forced into gladiatorial
contests in purges until 311.
306 Anno Domini
Constantine starts a civil war
in the West.
312 Anno DominiConstantine, needing a great and powerful
father god, unrelated to the father god of Emperor Diocletian, embraces the Gnostic
Christian Mystery of Christ and wins the decisive battle.
Constantine modifies his benefactor god
returning to an image first modeled by the Cult of Yahweh, reinvigorated by
adopted by Saul of Tarsus
and applied to Jesus the Tekton as his model of Chrestus.
Empire that emerged under Diocletian and
Constantine was administered by a government that was larger, more complex,
more highly organized, and that commandered larger and more powerful military
forces. It taxed its citizens more heavily,
their labor, and regulated their lives and their occupations. It was a
coercive, omnipresent, all-powerful organization that subdued individual
interests and levied all resources toward one overarching goal:
THE SURVIVAL OF THE STATE." -
Joseph A. Tainter
Anno Domini Freedom
of Religion rescripting Edict issued (freedom of, not freedom from,
"Our purpose is to grant both to
the Christians and to all others full
authority to follow whatever worship
each person has desired, whereby whatsoever Divinity dwells in heaven
may be benevolent and propitious to us, and to all who are placed under our
authority. Therefore we thought it salutary and most proper to establish our
purpose that no person whatever should be refused complete toleration, who has
given up his mind either to the cult of the Christians or to the religion which
he personally feels best suited to himself. It is our pleasure to abolish all
conditions whatever which were embodied in former orders directed to your
office about the Christians, that every one of those who have a common wish to
follow the religion of the Christians may from this moment freely and
unconditionally proceed to observe the same without any annoyance or
disquiet."- Edict of Milan, 313 AD (rescript issued under Licinius at the
behest of Constantine)
Christians in independent, "free" churches have
long regarded the Constantinian revolution as little short of the fall of
Christianity, a Babylonian captivity of Christianity to State power - almost as
calamitous as the fall of Adam and
One thing is clear: The unqualified
toleration for all decreed at Milan did not last long, nor has it often
prevailed in later centuries. The rescript's noble sentiments cemented into the
foundations of the highest Western cutural ideals first sketched by the
Christian philosopher Lactantius: that coercion and
true religious faith don't mix
because "God wishes to be adored by people who are free".
Domini Constantine took the
eastern half of the Roman Empire from Licinius, his brother-in-law, by 324 and
ruled the entire Roman Empire until his
in 337. Constantine summoned the
Council of Nicaea which defined
Christianity, as the Nicene
This synthesis of Mediterranean mythology, a combination of
the Mithras Mysteries,
Hellenism, Judaism and Gnosticism further corrupted by the
Zaddikim was designed to direct the
passions of the
brain into subservience to the
State while partitioning the
into the proper
cubicles required for the enrichment of the State.
Creed carried the razor sharp leading edge
of human social control philosophy of the major philosophical/religious groups
on the stage of Roman Empire at the time it was compiled and edited through the
use of the schizoidal victim-perpetrator ponerolgy seen in the figurehead of
the 'most perfect righteous Ones'.
In essence you have competing
dialecticisms of two incongruent sets that cause
fragmentation of both the
conscious and the
thickens the Veil of
Cognitive Blindness creating cognitive bias and cognitive blindness;
illusions, fallacies, effects and miscellaneous thought patterns that lead to
errors in judgement.
The decree of
the Imperial Roman Catholic monopoly
as intercessors to God sought to integrate diverse social cultural traditions
with intent of creating a unified
social culture in the hope
of ending the constant political strife.
(Note: When the first Monarchy
(mono) collapsed and the first
Repubic was founded opposing
political camps emerged (duality).
Political 'strife' will always be a factor in every human grouping as each
group holds different values and strives toward, possibly opposing, goals.)
Constantine, the first imperial
Christian Emperor, only allowed himself to be baptized on his
death bed in the
hope that he would avoid
eternal damnation by being unable to
sin after being baptized.
Power was fractured again under Constantine's
sons. Although the throne was intermitently unified under
Julian and Valentinian I, among others.
last pagan emperor, Julian saw the destruction
of Mediterranean civilization in the nihilistic forces of imperial
Christianity, driving the people to be the 'most perfect righteous Ones', and
attempted to reverse the direction Roman
social culture was headed by
repealing the edicts that only imperial Christianity may be
Imperial Christian Emperor Valentinian I
found it hard to govern the entire Roman Empire so he gave his brother,
Valens, control of the East. imperial
Christian Emperor Valens ordered the governor
of Minor Asia to exterminate all the Hellenes and all documents of their wisdom
- wisdom being considered heretical. In
Antioch, among many other Hellenes, the ex-governor Fidustius and the priests
Hilarius and Patricius were executed. Tons of scrolls were burnt in the squares
of the cities of the Eastern Roman Empire. All the associates of last pagan
emperor Julian were persecuted (Orebasius, Sallustius, Pegasius etc.), the
philosopher Simonides was
burned alive and the
philosopher Maximus was
Emperor Valens hubris was
his undoing. Emperor Valens made the fatal
mistake of underestimating the Goths who killed Valens and wiped out his forces at the Battle of
The last man to attempt reunification and succeed was
Roman Catholic Emperor Theodosius I.
Upon Emperor Theodosius I
in 395 the division between the East and West became permanent.
In yet another vain attempt to unify the
social culture of the Roman
Empire through religious conformity Roman Catholic
Emperor Theodosius I commissioned
Pope Damasus I and the
Council of Rome, which took place in 381,
to name the Hebrew books and the
books about Jesus that were to be
included in the Latin Vulgate.
translated the Greek into Latin.
Imperial Roman Catholic intolerance of
gnostic belief systems was crucial to its own success and necessary in the
eyes of Emperor Theodosius I and
Pope Damasus I who continued to
systematically eradicate practitioners of any religion other than the state
religion as their recent imperial Christian predecessors had done. All other
religions, except Judaism, were condemned and
practitioners are executed.
Not to be overlooked
is the most important decree:
No weather forecasting !
No one may engage in
No trend analysis !
essentially prophecy. - Alan Watts
Judaism was unaffected as
Talmudic law, later codified as the Mishnah Torah of Moses Maimonides,
commands Talmudists not to practice divination,
soothsaying, the charmer's art,
not to consult the dead, a ghost or a familiar spirit and are not to practice
witchcraft. For any question about the
future all Christian citizens were told to open the Latin Vulgate, while Hebrew citizens were told to
study the Talmudic commentaries as only there could the answer be found. (The
Mishnah Torah of Moses Maimonides
did not disallow "white magic".
priests lead a imperial Christian
mob against the temple of Goddess Demeter in Eleusis and attempted to
execute the hierophants Nestorius and Priskus. The 95 years old hierophant
Nestorius ends the Eleusinian mysteries and announces the
predominance of spiritual darkness
over the human race.
Constantinople, the temple of goddess Aphrodite is turned into a brothel and the
Temples of Sun and Artemis into stables.
mysteries of Samothrace are ended
and the priests slaughtered.
Maternus Cynegius scours the East sacking and destroying
hundreds of Hellenic temples, shrines
and altars. Among others they destroy the temple of Edessa, the Cabeireion of
Imbros, the temple of
Zeus in Apamea, temple of
the Semitic Moon-god Sin at the citadel of
Carrhae on the Persian border, the temple of
Apollo in Dydima and all the temples of
All pagan temples, including all Mithraeum, are
The philosopher Olympius leads a
revolt in Alexandria. In response imperial Roman Catholics demolish the temple
of Serapis (The Serapeion) which is believed to have housed the Library of
All nonconforming sacred scrolls and books are
Private ownership of pagan sculpture is outlawed.
of Alexandria is stripped naked and dragged through the streets by an
imperial Christian mob,
flayed with ostrakois and set ablaze while still
alive. A Neoplatonist philosopher, she followed the
school characterized by the 3rd century Plotinus discouraging
mysticism while encouraging logical
and mathematical studies. Hailed as a "valiant defender of science in the face
of the religious postulates," some suggest that her murder marked the end of
the Hellenistic Age of Reason.
The Gnostic Christian sanctuary on the
Euphrates is burned.
belief systems are condemned and outlawed.
Mithras mysteries, Eleusinian
mysteries and all other
mystery cults are
Gnostic Christians believe that God - the true,
ultimate and transcendent God - It who is
beyond all created universes -
"emanated" or brought forth from
within Itself all substance, visible and invisible.
Its emantions permeate
reality. All things share It
This was anathema to the Imperial Roman Catholic dogma of
Emperor Theodosius I as
Imperial Roman Catholic dogma taught that
man had been seperated from God in the Garden of Eden.
Seperation from God always renews
power of state religious institutions as the common man must now go through an
intercessor - an intercessor serving in an official government religious
Gnostic Christians believed that each and every human could
experience God personally -
a personal god -
which of course leads to no need for intercessors. And without intercessors
there is really no need for an institutionalized Imperial Roman Catholic
Like most religions gnosticism is commonly
misunderstood and misdefined by modern imperial Christians
Imperial Christian theologians put out false information -
they always have and always will. Roman Catholic Christian theologians coined
the word propaganda.
theologians look at all other religions through
the prism of their own religion.
When this occurs ancient religions are seen as
a spectrum of separate
colors because modern theologians do not
have the ability to 'see' the religion as the
religions adherents at the
historical period saw it, as a
pure white light , not through a
prism or in other words, through a glass darkly.
Gnosticism is reserved for groups
that might have used it to describe themselves, but often the term is used more
widely to identify groups emphasizing the
self-redemptive benefit of
Gnostic Christians believe that the Creator and
Sustainer is found through knowledge - knowledge gained through the
observation in the
experience of living.
If you want no questions asked, you demand
knowledge is not something that you
want your flock to have.
critical thinking and
critical thinking reveals the
fallacies that have been presented as
And that is why any scholar that attempted to
translate the Bible and bring it
to the common man was condemned, excommunicated and occasionally
burned at the stake by the imperial Christian
Martin Luther was
excommunicated by Leo X on January 3, 1521.
translation of the New Testament
was published in German in September 1522.
In 1526 a full edition of
the New Testament was translated
into English by William Tyndale.
William Tyndale was tried on a charge of
heresy in 1536 and condemned to be burned at
the stake. William Tyndale was strangled
and his dead body burnt on October 6, 1536.
The Roman Catholic heirarchy
has believed, since Emperor Theodosius I
set an example, that the only way to retain control of the
social culture is to outlaw
any concept or
idea that does not fit within
the express dogma as defined by
Pope Damasus I and the
Council of Rome in 382.
This mindset, that
all members of social culture
must adhere to a common theological belief system, led in fact to the
Dark Ages in Europe
which basically occurred because the imperial Christian Roman Emperors in
search of power and control ordered most of the
accumulated by all the ancient cultures surrounding the Mediterranean destroyed
in the quest to create a uniform conforming
One detail that helps show the severity of the
amount of scientific and technological information that was lost in the purge
of knowledge by the Roman Catholics:
The secret of concrete was lost for 13 centuries until rediscovered in 1756 by
John Smeaton and John Smeaton's concrete lasts a hundred years whereas early
Roman concrete lasts centuries - even underwater !
back to stacks
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