måndag 18 oktober 2021
This blog started about fourteen years ago.
Back then, in 2007, it was all about blogging in Swedish -- naturally, since I'm a Swede living in the Kingdom of Sweden.
However, in 2014, I also started posting stuff in English. On this very site, The Svensson Galaxy.
Thus, it's a bilingual blog (and the Swedish name of it is Svenssongalaxen).
Fourteen years of blogging, seven of them with some fine English stuff... So, for the English reader, this post means looking back at what have been. (Later this autumn I will post an article looking back on the Swedish past of the blog.)
I will do it like this: going back through the contents of the blog, linking to one symbolic post per year.
And so I say:
2021: Secret History
2020: Review of McTaggart's The Field (2008)
2018: Fantasy art by Robert Svensson
2017: Presentation of Redeeming Lucifer
2016: Presentation of Borderline
2015: The Ice Shield (poem)
2014: Is Obama the Mahdi?
And that was it. God willing, I will continue posting -- on this blog -- in English -- and in Swedish. Join me in the light!
Painting by Robert Svensson, showing Chinese lights over a waterfall
onsdag 6 oktober 2021
Index to the whole series
In this chapter we will see what happened in Egypt after the fall of Atlantis. The primary source is Drunvalo Melchizedek (1998).
Melchizedek tells this and that about the early Egyptian scenario, a “secret history” narrative of man’s spiritual development – a story of man beginning to regain his lost spiritual legacy. It is a story of how man, having tumbled down into the darkness of the third density after having lived on the sublime heights of the fourth, rediscovered the connection with God, with the ultimate reality, with the Eternal Light. This is how it happened. It eventually lead to the birth of Christ and his subsequent deeds.
Atlantis had gone under halfway through a so-called precession cycle, a cosmic period of 25,920 years; that is, Atlantis perished after about 12,500 years. The melting of the ice cap of the latest glacial period allegedly contributed to the downfall, the fabled deluge. As intimated, man’s collective mind suffered from this downfall, he lost the strain of spirituality he had thrived in on Atlantis. So how to raise man again?
He would be raised again. This was intimated above. In the 21st century we’re at the end of the above mentioned 25,920 year-long precession cycle – and now, long story short, a mankind with a reasonably Elevated Consciousness lives on an ascended Earth. Thoth and his friends have set the stage with the Divine Consciousness Grid (q.v. Chapter Three).
So then, to begin the Egyptian story proper, in Egypt Thoth became active through his son Tat and his esoteric circle, the Brotherhood of Tat. Halfway through the remaining half of the precession cycle, after about 6,000 years, equal to 4,000 BCE, man was somewhat more receptive of change – so these demigods stepped in and taught man agriculture, pottery, writing and other skills of civilization. With time Egypt, along with the Mesopotamian realm, thrived with cities, agriculture and spiritual cultivation.
To state the above, that a tangible civilization blossomed in the Middle East starting around 4,000 BCE, is not controversial per se. However, on top of this Melchizedek makes a lot of fantastic claims about Egyptian culture, this glorious land of temples and pyramids, pharaohs and hieroglyphs. One of the possibly more relatable statements is this: as mentioned above there was a mystery school on Atlantis, led by the priests called Nacaals. Melchizedek specifically mentions one pair of teachers, Ay and Tiya, a wedded couple originating on Lemuria. After the fall of Atlantis this demigod couple along with other Nacaals went to Egypt. The subsequent Egyptian Brotherhood of Tat continued their learning, that of the existence of one God as the source of reality.
This perennial doctrine didn’t always succeed. For, there was a priesthood around stressing polytheism too; however, for 17,5 years during the 18th dynasty, 1500 BCE, the perennial concept again came to the fore in Akhenaten’s teachings. (By the way, according to Melchizedek, Akhenaten and his wife Nefertite were generated by Ay and Tiya. And, the mere existence of Ay and Tiya is also acknowledged by mainstream Egyptology.)
Akhenaten taught about one God. It was illustrated by referring to the sun so that contemporary people would understand. Akhenaten spoke about the sun as the giver of life, the conveyor of the omnipresent Prāna (= Od, Chi, Ka, etheric energy) in images symbolized by the sun sending out small ankh crosses. This is the epitome of eternal life received from the sun.
Akhenaten taught “the common priesthood” (God is within you, priests are not needed). This was a challenge to the then Egyptian priesthood. It soon revolted against him. Pharaoh Seti I took over and nullified what he could of Akhenaten’s effort, somewhat like the work of Christ was thwarted in his time. And Christ, like Akhenaten, taught that the source of reality is God – one God – and, as we have said elsewhere, this was not a male god since God was a dyad of male and female.
Melchizedek’s conclusion about Akhenaten’s teachings is this: we human beings want to return to God, it is encoded in our very being; we are of the Light, we strive for the Light, the Divine Light of which we have a fragment in our souls. And Akhenaten performed his missionary life’s work (belief in one God) to get it all encoded into the Akashic Records, the Human Super-Conscious. Reportedly, Akhenaten’s mission was successful in this respect, the “individual soul mirroring the all-soul”-concept gaining eternal relevance as an historical statement, even though his teachings came to be formally wiped out by Seti I.
As mentioned Christ taught about one God, like the Pharaoh Akhenaten did. A connection between the two is this: during his 17,5-year regime Akhenaten created a mystery ring of 300 members, 300 immortals allied with the Brotherhood of Tat. After a suitable wait of 850 years, to 500 BC, this group went to Masada in Israel and created the Essene Brotherhood. The 300 formed the inner circle. Then there was an outer circle with hang-arounds. According to Melchizedek Mary was an inner member, Joseph was a hang-around.
Further, Mary and Joseph generated Child Jesus inter-dimensionally. They did it by meditating together and calling down the divine soul in question, the Logos.
To repeat: on Atlantis man is said to have lived in spiritual bliss, not questioning his affinity to God. It was a spiritual culture that, with time, was challenged by tough-minded spirits, either by influxus or downright incarnation in human form. Man entered upon materialist indulgence, experimenting with forces of nature that made the whole land crumble. Along with the melting ice cap of the latest glacial Atlantis sank beneath the ocean – however, the demigods leading the land, the Nacaals, saved themselves and subsequently started civilization anew. Man already lived on the various, now traditional continents of the world and the Nacaals with time raised him spiritually. Other than in Egypt this, according to Melchizedek (and Rudolf Steiner), happened in Peru, the Middle East, India, and Tibet.
With these bridgeheads the whole world, the whole of humanity was influenced in this way – by demigods in the form of Nacaals and their inheritors. The Divine Consciousness Field in the form of artefacts like Chichen Itza, Stonehenge and the Giza Pyramid helped in this, in again raising humanity to its former, spiritual glory. As intimated, man now, in the 21st century, seems to have regained some spiritual standing – however, as individuals we must always remember that this process is not an automatic one. Man is not a machine, he is a creature endowed with free will. With his own discernment, intuition, Will and Thought he must voluntarily strive for the Light.
This is how we fight the dark. This is the ever-ongoing astral war against the Demiurge and his minions.
And this ends our mini-series about "primordial history". A lot more could be said on he subject. However, for a blog series the above is enough, I figure.
Index to the whole series
Sources for this episode
Melchizedek, Drunvalo. The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, vol 1. 1998
Chapter Three: Atlantis
Good Reads, September 2019
söndag 3 oktober 2021
Index to the whole series
We now continue the story of man’s secret past by looking at the development on Atlantis. Some tangible facts and stories will be reproduced pertaining to this subject. As we are wont to do, we will also try to find the spiritual meaning of this era. What did “Atlantis” mean for mankind’s spiritual development?
Many esoteric doctrines propose the existence of a continent in the Atlantic Ocean, having its heyday about 50,000 BCE and going under about 10,000 BCE. This study will accept the theory as such, that Atlantis did exist and that it had some meaning for man’s development.
According to the theory, Atlantis had a mainland and a capital on an island in the north, Poseidonis. In the center of that island was the Temple of One, dedicated to the source of existence, to God. This indicates that the Atlanteans were not ontological nihilists, they were not into skepticism, “critical theory,” philosophical materialism or other wayward doctrines typical of overblown, tired cultures. Atlantis was a vigorous culture, mirrored in the overall belief in a singular, higher reality as the source for everything. For, in the same way as a mountain range has one summit there is one source of reality, one force guaranteeing the existence of it all with his Will and Thought: God. And the nature of God is described in this book.
According to one, specific, esoteric source, the Metatron website, Atlantis was aptly ruled by the Law of One – the idea of one source for reality, the idea of God as a creator and upholder of the creation, a state to be affirmed and acknowledged by his spiritual children, mankind. Metatron further says that in the capital, Poseidonis, was the Temple of One, housing a special crystal – the OM crystal. – This indicates even further the perennial nature of Atlantean esotericism; the spiritual life of Atlantis sowed seeds that lived on in later traditions, like the saying “OM” that is a center piece of Hindu thought, being the performative statement of “the unity between the individual soul with the all-soul,” the alpha and omega expressed in the primeval sound of the universe.
The OM crystal might need to be elaborated upon; it does become a bit technical but it is worth to look closer at, to give some substance to the Atlantis narrative, give the whole thing some “telling detail”. – In terms of crystal technology, we already know that crystals have strange properties. Just think of the crystal receiver (a radio not needing electricity to run), laser, and quartz crystals in watches. And Metatron says the following of the OM crystal, the “royal crystal of Atlantis”. Per se, it is said to still exist today – however, now located somewhere in Mount Shasta’s powerful, solitary mountain range in Northern California. Depending on its particular composition, it is said to have a silvery luster. Further it is said that the OM crystal is an amalgam of “crystalline platinum,” gold and mercury plus “hyper-quartz,” which is a synthesis of quartz and diamond.
Metatron says that the Atlantean science priest Atla-Ra called this artefact the Crystal of Multidimensionality. This crystal is spiritually alive; it has senses (but no organs). Through its synthesis of platinum, gold and hyper-quartz it can emit and amplify light, space, and time.
As mentioned the crystal was located on the central city island of Poseidonis in the Temple of One. Sitting on a hill to the city’s north side, the temple was laid out according to sacred geometry with respect to the “spirit of the place” (genius loci) and energy fields. In the middle of the temple sat the cylindrical crystal with its two, pointed ends. The artefact was sealed by rotating rings that created an anti-gravitational field. The disciples could use the OM crystal for travels in space and time; it was a dimensional portal. As such it really seems to be a glorified crystal: it has its own life, its structure reflecting the entire cosmos. The platinum beam it emits can balance the human cleavage between the right and left brain, male and female.
The OM crystal has the cosmic laws within itself; it vibrates harmoniously with each dimension and density, each world of the Omniverse. It bridges the difference between matter and antimatter. It has 144 facets. The top and bottom are angled at 51.6 degrees, like the sides of the Great Pyramid.
Adjacent to the Temple of One was Atla-Ruum’s University, an elementary mystery school. On the schedule were mathematics and physics, sacred geometry, hyper- and multidimensionality, astral travel, crystal chemistry, and alchemy. Allegedly, the teaching staff was ascended masters and adepts from the Pleiades, Arcturus, Andromeda, and Sirius A and B.
As for crystal technology on Atlantis we have another source for that, Edgar Cayce (1877-1945; his name is pronounced “keisi,” as such rhyming with “daisy”). This American medium and mystic said that he had spent a previous life on Atlantis. 650 of his so-called “readings,” statements made in trance, deal with Atlantis. He spoke of a grand civilization using electricity and crystal technology, among other things propelling flying machines. Cayce then spoke of the land’s downfall due to materialism and indulgence [Cayce 1998].
Ancient Greek writer Plato (428-348 BCE) also spoke of the downfall of Atlantis depending on the irresponsible lifestyle of its inhabitants. Once, however, Plato meant, it was a noble culture led by priest kings. An interesting piece of information given by Plato (in the dialogue “Kritias”) is that the civilization of Atlantis was founded by the god Poseidon. With his female dual Kleito he engendered five pairs of twin sons, the first being Atlas after whom the land was named. The ten sons divided the land between them.
Plato says more of Atlantis, like describing the capital Poseidonis with its peculiar pattern of concentric rings with moats in between and the central part being that of the priest kings. This is a pattern also described by Drunvalo Melchizedek, to whose narrative (given in The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, 1998) we now turn. Melchizedek, an American born 1941, claims that he has the following info from a reliable source, Thoth himself, the demigod of Egyptian fame who before his ascension was a priest king on Atlantis.
If Melchizedek’s story is “gospel truth” is hard to say. However, many of his statements are corroborated in a famous ancient document, The Emerald Tablets of Thoth. In the 1998 book we are given an interesting theory filling in some gaps, both of the Emerald Tablets and of Plato’s story. For example, in one instance Melchizedek clarifies what in Plato’s narrative has become clouded by myth; it is about “the ten parts division” of the land that Plato intimates, the story that the land was divided between Poseidon’s ten sons. Melchizedek, in a more credible way, says that the creators of the Atlantis civilization, the priest kings that he calls Nacaals, laid out a plan for ten cities on Atlantis’ mainland according to what was later known as the Sephiroth Tree of Life, a device known from occult tradition.
Further, Melchizedek confirms the specific layout of the capital, Poseidonis, as having a central island surrounded by a moat and then rings of land and water alternating, just as Plato describes it in “Kritias”.
Overall Melchizedek, in The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, Vol 1, tells a lot about the moral, social and political history of Atlantis, something to check out for the dedicated student of “secret history”. One key aspect of this Atlantis history is how, reportedly, Atlantis in its early days (about 100,000 BCE) was a thriving spiritual civilization; its inhabitants were like children, they were creative but a wee bit naïve. They had that inherent, Silver Age, “Lemurian” piety but they were kind of lethargic; they didn’t develop.
Then Melchizedek makes a bold statement: at this stage, a Martian contingent moved to Atlantis. Human beings from Mars, settled on that planet two million years go by a Pleiadean colonization, found a way to translocate to Atlantis, going from Mars to Earth by way of an artificial “merkaba,” a transdimensional device. And, according to esoteric theory, this merkaba was enabled by the pyramid complex still seen on Mars in the region of Cydonia, near the so-called Cydonia Sphinx. It was a kind of portal, a stargate if you will.
In the Sephiroth pattern of the Atlantis settlement there were two empty spaces, two rings or spots left vacant. The Martians now (that is, in their own, remote past, 1 million year ago in Martian history) homed in on such a spot and, the translocation also being a trip in time, emerging on Atlantis through the merkaba stargate at 65,000 BCE, Earth era. The other empty spot is said to have been occupied by another foreign contingent, the alleged ancestors of the Hebrews. In that case, along with the alleged “Pleiadean seeding of Hyperborea,” the Martians seem to have been another ancestral element of white people, “Aryans”.
Melchizedek doesn’t mention much of what the Hebrews did on Atlantis. However, the Martians (= primordial Aryans) play some role for the following – because, being at an advanced level of development, proficient in technology, they now co-opted Atlantean culture and forced its peaceful, intuitive and somewhat naïve population into a strain of materialism, dominance, and submission. If so, this was the time when Atlantis started to develop in an irresponsible manner, the way of black magic and material indulgence.
The Martian population element on Atlantis eventually decided to take control of the whole world, done by building another merkaba with pyramids and other structures. This advanced experiment (by Melchizedek called “a Lucifer experiment”) wreaked havoc with the very fabric of reality – for, when executing the process the space-time fabric itself was rent asunder. As a not unimportant side note, this explains why the Bermuda Triangle shows the anomalies it does – for, allegedly, they are the effects of this merkaba experiment having gone wrong. A merkaba is made up of two unified, directionally opposed pyramid structures and the Bermuda Triangle is the very outlines of one of them, the one pointing upwards.
A lot of conflict ensued on Atlantis thanks to this and eventually the continent went under. We will not go into the details here. However, as for the migration the downfall forced, many sources hints at the possibility of the Atlanteans escaping to the east and the west, spreading their culture and their architectural style to both America and the Middle East. For his part, Kjellson by way of A. H. Merlac (De la creation des planets, 1915) points at the existence of pyramids in both places, as well as the linguistic similarity of names like the five Central American places Chol-ula, Coluacan, Zuivan, Colima and Xalisco having their striking counterparts in the Armenian places Chol, Colua, Zuiva-na, Cholima and Zalissa. In other words, these are indicia of Atlantean migration to both the east and the west.
Additionally, there is said to be similarities between the Hebrew language and the language of Chiapenec Indians, as well as between the Basque language in Europe and the language of the Algonkin-Lenape Indians in America [Kjellson p 76-77].
Atlantis is the main key to the secret history of man. Many ancient documents intimate the existence of it – even the Bible. Details aside, you could interpret the Bible (Genesis) like this: the Flood meant the sinking of Atlantis. Before this, “before the flood,” “ante diluvium” = in antediluvian times, we saw long-lived men, the fabled patriarchs, like Adam, Seth, Enos etc, being around 900 years old. Esoterically speaking they were Atlantean men, living in the Silver Age before the flood, a time of peace, prosperity and spiritual spree. Specifically, according to Biblical myth, Adam was 930 years, Seth 912, Enos 905, Kenan 910, Mahalalel 895, Jared 962, Enoch 365 (he didn’t actually die, but was taken away by God), Methuselah 969, Lamech 777, Noah 950.
As you see, these antediluvians lived long lives... and that (says esoteric theory) is because they lived before the above intimated downfall of man, the sinking of his spiritual being and his abilities. For after Noah, the man living through the downfall by rescuing himself and others in a boat, fleeing Atlantis and starting a life in the Middle East, men started living lives of more normal length. That was the postdiluvian condition, fully in accord with the story presented in the book you are now reading.
Verily we had adownfall, the deluge. One fine esoteric pointer of it we get in the apocryphal The Book of Enoch. In this majestic story the catastrophe is described, not as a rain for 40 days, but in disturbances of the land itself. See for instance Chapter LXV, p. 85: “And in those days Noah saw the Earth that it had sunk down and its destruction was nigh.” And “there was a great commotion on the Earth”.
So, we underline that this would mean: the land was shaken and sank down, just like Atlantis is said to have been before its downfall. That is, there is no mention in The Book of Enoch of rain for 40 days etc. which is a later addition and deviation.
Before we continue the Atlantis story by looking at the intriguing character of Thoth-Hermes, let’s see what Agerskov says about the culture of Atlantis.
Occupying the northern-mid Atlantic, shaped like a reversed, almost prone “S”, the island of Atlantis was about 5/6 the size of Spain. Atlantis went under 12,000 BCE through a sinking of the ocean floor in combination with violent volcanic eruptions. The last phase lasted ten months, and the absolute last remnants of Atlantis disappeared within a couple of hours, leaving an indelible impression later to surface in myths all over the world. The inhabitants fled east to Egypt and west to America, in the latter place with time merging with Indian tribes such as Nahua, Aztek, Inka, and Toltek. As for civilizational development, these cultures were far less advanced than the Atlantean culture, although reminiscences of its spirit science remained. The previous, Lemurian overlay on American soil made America into fruitful ground for this.
According to Agerskov the culture of Atlantis was a mixture of advanced and primitive, like the priests knowing how to distinguish between planets and stars, as well as being able to predict sun and lunar eclipses but attributing them to the doings of an evil spirit. – The material culture was based on husbandry, hunting and fishing. Pottery was rather advanced and gold, copper and to some extent silver were known and processed. The architecture was advanced. Lyrical poems, especially as religious hymns, were cultivated; at the sacrificial ceremonies these hymns were recited by priests and accompanied by cymbals made of copper discs.
A special case of Atlantean material culture was a primitive kind of printing technique reminiscent of hectography. For the moldable mass, that on which you formed the master, the block on which you shaped the signs, the priests used a decoction of ground fish and animal bones, distilled and poured into a flat clay mold. Papyrus or parchment were unheard of, instead, tightly woven fabrics of plant fiber were used for printing on. The color used in printing was primarily made of burnt bone mixed with a glue element. The way of writing was pictography though abstract signs sometimes were used.
Politically, Atlantis was divided into three realms with a common supreme ruler, the latter presumably the priest king of the Nacaal brotherhood previously mentioned. In one of the realms the succession to the throne was inherited, both on the distaff and the sword side. The highest ruler was also high priest and first temple servant, a priest king such as Thoth had been.
We now continue the Atlantis story by looking at this key player, Thoth, the very figure serving as the alleged source of Drunvalo Melchizedek’s story.
Melchizedek says that he has met Thoth in modern days. Details and credibility aside, Thoth in this respect is said to be a human Earthling subsequently arisen to a state of immortality, living in 4d and beyond and able to materialize in the everyday of 3d reality – like an ascended master, although he is not commonly counted among their “Great White brotherhood”. Let us, then, call him a demigod, a divinity known from Egyptian and Western esotericism, in the latter case in the form of Hermes.
In any case, Thoth is a useful character to bring the story of man’s spiritual development further – currently by looking at Melchizedek’s version, which states that after having been a priest king on Atlantis Thoth and his Nacaal friends survived the downfall; with an immaterial, fully manageable merkaba (a virtual vessel driven by Will-Thought) they traveled east, to Egypt. Again we say that this is also mentioned in Thoth’s own story, The Emerald Tablets of Thoth, an esoteric classic still to be bought in a stylish translation.
Atlantis went under but man survived, migrating to the east and the west where tribes of men already lived during Atlantean times. However, the Atlantean downfall meant that man’s mental profile, his spiritual talent was dimmed, his collective aura was damaged due to having dabbled in irresponsible science like the “Lucifer experiment” on Atlantis. To use a terminology explained in Chapter Twelve: in the past, in the Hyperborean Golden Age and the Atlantean Silver Age, the very nature of reality was more spiritual, more refined, less material. It was a fourth density reality, what some call “the dreamtime,” a slightly dreamy, “wavering,” less solid reality where mindful aspects such as Will, Thought and Compassion were more to the fore than in our current third density reality, the reality of material desire, conditioning and separation.
The fall of Atlantis meant man’s virtual descent into matter, into a muddled mind, a mindset of desire and separation leaving only a faint memory of the divine presence. How, then, to have man again raise himself to full consciousness? Thoth and friends decided to help in this, summoning the help from highly advanced, 12d beings – Devas – in constructing a Divine Consciousness Grid on Earth, helping man to again achieve a spiritual mindset, helping us to receive the divine impulse by way of teachers like Zarathustra, Orpheus, Kṛṣṇa, and Christ.
To get ahead a bit, it can be said that today, in the 21st century, man has indeed reached this kind of elevated consciousness, being able to conceptually leave 3d duality and materialism behind and gain true spirituality, harmony and brotherhood in 4d and beyond. The date crucially separating the old age from the new seems to have been 11/11 2011; this, according to us, is the Magic Zeropoint.
Technically, the Divine Consciousness Grid has nodes such as Chichen Itza, Stonehenge and the Giza Pyramids. Among the latter, the only one counting spiritually is the oldest, constructed by Thoth as a mental image and then materialized in 3d, virtually “reverse engineered” so as only to appear to have been built by human hands. This according to Melchizedek, being the most original explanation of the origins of the pyramid I have ever seen. And The Emerald Tablets confirms it.
As for the Egyptian development per se Thoth and friends are said to have started civilization anew around 6,000 BCE. With time, around 4,000 BCE, this had given rise to tangible results in the oldest remains of the Egyptian civilization. About the same time, with the help of other demigods of the positive kind, civilization in the Middle East also got going. As for Thoth’s role in starting a spiritual civilization it is testified by other sources than Melchizedek. For instance, we have the ancient Greek Pythagoras (580-495 BCE) who said that Thoth / Hermes led him to a chamber under the Pyramid where he was taught the secret doctrine of ontology and geometry.
Thoth also instructed Abraham, the Semitic patriarch. Thoth became the virtual origin of many religions; for, through various disciplic successions he even taught such men as Plato and Zarathustra. This is a mainstay of the above intimated theory of the “Prisca Theologia,” that all religions have the same conceptual center (Lat. priscus – cf. primus, first etc. – ancient, primeval, old, archaic). In other words, this is Perennialism, the eternal (Lat. perennis) doctrine based on the idea of one source for reality, God, his light being the essential element of all creatures great and small, all of reality, all of the animal, plant and mineral kingdom. This Unity of Reality is uttered in many on the surface different traditions but in essence all being of the same ilk. Again, that is the gist of Perennialism, Prisca Theologia, the Major Tradition taking shape in Christianity, Hinduism, Shamanism, Gnosticism, etc., the eternal doctrine of Light uttering itself in scriptures like Gnostic documents, the Bible, the Rig Veda, the Upanishads etc. – and, more-or-less perfectly, in extant forms of worship and custom.
In the next chapter we will take a closer look at Egypt.
Agerskov, Michael. Toward the Light. 1920 (in Swedish as "Vandra mot ljuset")
Cayce, Edgar. Edgar Cayce on Atlantis. 1998
Kjellson, Henry. Teknik i forntiden. 1984
Melchizedek, Drunvalo. The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, vol 1. 1998
What happened on Hyperborea
What happened in Lemuria
Nicholas Roerich. The Last of Atlantis
fredag 1 oktober 2021
Index to the whole series
As promised in Chapter One, now for a look at the next in line of mythical “lost worlds” of man’s past: Lemuria. If Hyperborea was the golden age, then the era of Lemuria and Atlantis was man’s silver age.
Lemuria has also been called "Mu" (see for instance Churchward's map above). What, then, did Lemuria mean to man’s development? According to esoteric theory, this Pacific Ocean land was a peaceful, spiritually inclined culture, its people seemingly satisfied with reclining in the sun, spending their days acknowledging the all-pervading God impulse. This has been intimated by Sheldan Nidle.
Reportedly, Lemuria was made up of several islands. According to Agerskov, some of the current Polynesian archipelagoes indicate the position and character of the land. After a long and drawn-out process the land sank beneath the waves about 30,000 BCE.
This is according to Agerskov as is the following. Lemurians are the alleged ancestors of the current Malayan race, although over the millennia there has been some miscegenation and degeneration of the culture as such. Lemuria had a rather wide extension but it wasn’t so densely populated. The religion was fire- and sun worship. “The being who became Jesus Christ,” the Logos, is said to have incarnated as a man and lived a life on Lemuria a couple of thousand years before its demise. He tried to establish the knowledge of a loving god to his kinsmen – but – the forces of the dark started to be active here, Asuras incarnate, and with their influence the mild god became a monster of cruelty, conceived as the all-destroying and all-consuming fire.
To get ahead a bit and for the sake of completeness, Agerskov also says that “the being who became JC” had his next incarnation as a high priest on Atlantis (for this land, see next chapter). On Atlantis, he virtually did what he had done on Lemuria, trying to reform religion into more peaceful, esoteric strains, what we may call the induction of embryonic I AM-impulses. But, in all, his activities here didn’t result in much since he died the same year as the last parts of Atlantis sank beneath the sea.
Returning to Lemuria by way of Agerskov, it can be said that the Lemurians mainly lived by fishing, hunting, and barter. Agriculture was in its infancy. Boats were built, primitive vessels made of dried animal skins, the bow sewed together with plant fiber and the mid-ship being stretched out with a tree branch. Another branch served as an oar and with this the boat could drift along the rivers. Proper oars, there were not.
In the process of Lemuria’s demise, the sinking of the lands which lasted for several hundred years before the final cataclysm, many of the inhabitants fled west in somewhat more elaborate ships than the abovementioned type. By way of intermediate islands, they soon reached the eastern and southern coasts of Asia. Additionally, some refugees headed east and reached America, becoming the earliest strata of that culture, intermixing with the extant primitives and thus creating the many Amerindian tribes.
To give an ethical-spiritual summation of Lemuria it can be said to have been a pious culture, a true silver age paradise, however, not without its drama since Asuras seem to have been active there along with Devas by means of incarnation. As intimated Lemuria has left some traces in current Polynesia, which ideally would mean: strains of matriarchy, relative absence of “dominance and submission” in the mindset, a relaxed attitude towards love and sex. Within a context of “all is one, one is all,” this culture can be seen as credible on its own premises. However, it is intimated that the land went under because of an excess of female-maternal energies, just like Atlantis went under because of an excess of male-paternal energies.
As a side note, as regarding the overview of lost worlds, in esoteric theory there is also the mention of a now sunken land in the southern Indian Ocean and southern Pacific called Kumari Kandam. For what it is worth, Madame Blavatsky acknowledged such a land (although she confusingly called it Lemuria). It was a land mass touching on what is now southern Africa, southern India and Australia. Thus, the existence of such a land would – for instance – explain why all these three regions have indigenous people of dark skin and small stature. That is, pygmies, Tamils, and aborigines, respectively.
The aborigines, for their part, have a concept symbolizing the memory of this silver age existence. It is dreamtime – the magical clime where god and man interacted, dreams came true, and reality was fluent and wavering. Then came the (post-Atlantean) fall and reality solidified into the current dull materialism.
Before we continue with the story, the reasonably transparent narrative of successive lost worlds eventually leading to post-Atlantic times and “our times,” we must again say something of another lost world of a persistent kind: Inner Earth.
You could say: speaking about Hyperborea, Lemuria and Atlantis is somewhat “safe” because even the most advanced adept admits that they are gone now, sunk beneath the ocean. With the prospect of Inner Earth, it is different. Though said to exist in a higher vibration, in 4d-5d, this realm reportedly is still there, inside Earth, in a thriving civilization, still having something to say about man’s future.
Inner Earth was briefly mentioned in Chapter One. We will not go into all the details of Inner Earth here. For the record, we will only say that esoteric theory maintains that a culture exists “inside” the Earth since long ago. After the successive falls of Hyperborea, Lemuria and Atlantis some human beings went to Inner Earth to thrive in this elevated civilization.
If so, if an Inner Earth culture exists, what can be said about it? For simplicity, we will call the Inner Earth realm “Agartha”. One source will be given below – but – for this general outlook, we merely and frivolously refer to “the internet”.
If Earth is hollow and people live inside it, then Earth’s geology is shaped like this: it has a crust 1,300 kilometers thick, the crust having a center of gravity 650 kilometers down. In this latter zone the gravitational direction shifts, allowing for an interesting experience if passed through by a traveler. Then, finally, inside Earth, in “Agartha” proper, people live on the inner surface of the Earth, an area having both firm land and sea. Sunlight comes from a central, veiled sun, maybe equal to “die Schwarze Sonne” of legendary fame. The sun is made of Prima Materia, Quinta Essentia, Vril. The white supermen living inside Earth get their power from this sun. They are “the coming race,” wielding concentrated vital power, vital energy, human magnetism as weapons of war and as a more peaceful tool.
Substantial holes, allowing an entrance to Agartha, are said to exist at the north and south pole. Why, then, don’t we ordinarily see these holes? – Because Agartha, apart from being inside Earth, lives on a metaphysically higher plane (4d to 5d = higher densities). This has got to be underlined. If your mindset is materialistic and reductionist (= “3d”) you just can’t go there. Only favorably, spiritually disposed beings can enter the realm. Going to Agartha is not just about “finding a hole, finding a cave”. It is about ontologically matching the very specific platform Agartha is.
Though being located inside Earth, Agartha is decidedly “out of this world”. It is like the connection with the Nordic Aesir gods and Agartha. Some say that the Asa realm “Asgard” indeed is synonymous to Agartha. That doesn’t mean that we simply can go “inside Earth” to meet Odin and Thor. Miguel Serrano has captured the ontological specificity of it rather well:
In the book titled ‘The King of the World’ by René Guénon he wrote that the city of Agartha wasn’t always inside the Earth or inside of a mountain. In the beginning Agartha could be seen on the surface of the Earth. Six thousand years ago the city moved within the Earth. But once again the city of Agartha will return to the surface, the men will become young and Hyperborea will be here once the new age begins. (Serrano 1978 p 61)
Details aside, this intimates the “wavering reality” of Agartha and Inner Earth.
Some suggestions of the case of “Inner Earth” is given on the Swedish site St-Germain.se, a Swedish version of the Sananda site, posting various channelings and updates on the secret war. On November 27, 2015 – May 21, 2015, in the Q and A section, these clues were given by site admin Per Staffan having Sheldan Nidle as main source. [As I publish this in September 2021 the page in question is offline; we can't give you a link.]
The culture of Inner Earth / Agartha lives in 4d. We ordinary humans need to ascend to 4d and beyond to even meet its people.
Agartha is the same as Asgard of Northern mythology, a realm of the gods and a paradise. (Miguel Serrano for his part says exactly the same; Agartha is Asgard.)
The role of Agartha is said to be of some importance to the struggle to rectify Earth, intimating a process of mankind receiving help from Agartha to clean out Earth from unhealthy environmental influences – and, before this, assisting in the process of taking down the elite club (the Cabal, see Chapter Seven) that rules the Earth. Part of this process will also be “disclosure of secrets currently maintained,” like the existence of galactic cultures, man’s Pleiadean origins and other exopolitical perspectives.
There’s more to Inner Earth than this. Maybe it was the place of primordial human development. We won’t rewrite the book saying that it all began in Inner Earth but for the record we must say this: maybe “Inner Earth” was the site of the Biblical paradise. One document (The Smoky God, 1908) hints at this when saying that in Inner Earth we have the rivers the Euphrates, Pison, Gihon, and Hiddekel. As we all know these are the four rivers of Paradise, given in Genesis. Conclusion: paradise might have been located in Inner Earth. Inner Earth might have been the scene of the Genesis paradise story.
A hollow Earth isn’t such a wild idea, the idea of a world with a central sun in the middle, then empty space, then a crust. Esoteric theory maintains that all planets are hollow like this. And that it would be an implementation of Thoth’s wisdom in the Emerald Tablets, as above, so below; as within, so without. Many structures, in the micro- and macrocosm, have this structure of dense kernel surrounded by mostly empty space and then a crust, like the cell. That’s microcosmic; and on the macrocosmic plane we have the pattern of “solar system with central sun surrounded by empty space and planets”.
This is but a fraction of what you can learn about Inner Earth in secret history circles but the above will suffice for this study.
In the next chapter we will speak about Atlantis.
Agerskov, Michael. Toward the Light. 1920 (in Swedish as "Vandra mot ljuset")
Chapter One of the series
Timeline: Secret History
Primordial history in Swedish
måndag 27 september 2021
Index to the whole series
This is an alternate history of man. A survey of primordial history. A history of Hyperborea, Lemuria, Atlantis, et cetera.
This is “complementary history”. History not taught in the Academy. The sources we have used are essays, not fiction; we have employed traditional and other documents.
The very early stage of history we will, here at the beginning, summarize quickly. -- For the origin of all, that is God, see Borderline. For the origin of man 6 million years ago in Lyra, Vega system, and how man got here from there, see Sheldan Nidle, Your First Contact (2000). For the possible early history of man “in paradise,” that is, in Inner Earth, se the Gnostic document Origin of the World. For a more hands-on indicium that Paradise was in Inner Earth, you might think of Olaf Hansen's The Smoky God (1908), where the rivers of Paradise (Euphrates, Pison, Gihon, and Hiddekel) are said to exist in Inner Earth.
After "Inner Earth" primordial man then lived on Hyperborea. This is the theory we have.
The following blog series will take a view at man's development on Hyperborea -- and, of what followed after that era. In other words, the series will be about three legendary lost continents mentioned above: Hyperborea, Lemuria, and Atlantis. They all play some role in man’s past, they all carry a lot of meaning – ethical, mythical, esoteric. This examination will not be exhaustive. However, for the record, this triad must be outlined to paint the alternative historical picture we believe is a valid one – that of these lands and cultures having once existed.
First and foremost, we maintain that these three lands were separate – for, sometimes, they are mixed up. Like Swedish scholar Olof Rudbeck (1630-1702) confusing Hyperborea with Atlantis (and placing them both in Sweden, which also is wayward speculation). We also have the myth of Apollo going to Hyperborea for rejuvenation; we believe he went to Agartha (= Inner Earth), not the circumpolar Hyperborean land.
This chapter treats Hyperborea. And a lot has been said about this mythic land. We can’t go into everything that is maintained about the existence, history, and meaning of Hyperborea. We will focus on this hypothesis: that indeed a polar continent called Hyperborea existed up and until about some 50,000 years ago. And in this we will maintain that the end of it, of it sinking and the polar climate suddenly becoming inhospitable, depended on an alleged tilt of the Earth axle, from perpendicular to the ecliptic to the 23.4-degrees inclination it now has.
And, it seems that the case of this tilt, from straight to leaning, explains a lot of the fate of Hyperborea, a case that neither Tilak nor Evola, authors having Hyperborea as a linchpin in their systems, give any consideration to at all.
So, let’s propose that Earth in its infancy had a rotational axis perpendicular to the ecliptic. Then it tilted. But when? We here suggest that it took place somewhere in antediluvian times, somewhere well before the “flood,” before the fall of Atlantis, let’s say, in the span between 100,000 and 50,000 BCE. That would be in the Paleolithic Era, in its last interglacial period. – Was the “Lucifer Experiment” on Atlantis (more on this later) involved in this, was it due to some cosmic catastrophe? This we don’t know. However, if indeed Earth in days of old, in the Golden Age of myth had a perpendicular rotational axis then this explains the supposed mild climate of that age: with no inclination of the axis the planet lives in perpetual spring, there are no seasons. Thus, there will be no ice caps on the poles either. (And conversely, with an axle tilt of the current 23.4 degrees we have seasons and we have polar ice caps.)
According to Kjellson (1984) a major indicium for a tilted Earth axis can be found in legends of a disturbance in the star constellations, told of by the Azteks of America and, also, in the fifth Sibylline book of the Romans. These tales of a disrupted night sky might indicate an axle tilt. Then we have downright legends of such a tilt having occurred (legends Kjellson found in Axel Olrik’s Om Ragnarök, 1902), like the inhabitants of the Andaman Islands east of India telling of “Earth capsizing” in the days of their forefathers.
Also, the Eskimos say that when the heaven fell down Earth capsized. And the Samis say: once the North Star held up the sky, but during the end of days Fatoua hit it with his bow whereby the heaven fell down and crushed the Earth. Even the Celts are by Kjellson said to have a myth of the Earth becoming askew.
And this is not all. Leaving Kjellson we can go to the Older Edda where we find the “Grottasöngr” aka. “The Song of Grotti” which tells of this event in a mythologized way. Two slave girls are bought in Sweden by the Danish King Frodi. The girls are set to grind an old, magic stone mill, the type with a circular, movable stone above a stationary stone, like the ones used to grind grain in olden times. This, however, is also a magic mill that grinds wealth and this the girls do, they grind wealth to the king, enabling the “Frodi peace” (Swedish, Frodefreden, a symbol of the golden age). But the King treats the girls roughly and they, in response, conjure up an enemy army, using the magic mill. In their anger the girls grind even harder, the shafts of the mill-frame snap and soon the whole mill is rent asunder. The poem ends with the enemy army approaching and the girls saying to the King that they are done milling.
This can be interpreted as: in ancient times the Earth axis was vertical and then the golden age ruled. Then the axis tilted and that was the end of the golden age.
Hyperborea, as imagined in a rather unique Mercator map of 1595 (see illustration above), was a circumpolar continent. It had four rivers streaming into the middle – a middle that might be the entry to “Inner Earth”. That specific realm aside, a middle continent with four or five rivers “falling into Hel” (= Inner Earth) is intimated in the Older Edda, in “Grimnismal,” verse 28.
Further, in the Prose Edda (“Gylfaginning”) Midgard is told of as being perfectly circular with the sea all around it. The giant sea snake Midgard Serpent is said to circumvent it with its long, slim, elongated body. Thus, Hyperborea would have been equal to the fabled Middle Earth of the Edda, Midgard, the land of the middle, das Reich, a circumpolar land centered on an entry into Inner Earth, the entry being the supposed hole of the polar patch.
The hole being the entry to Inner Earth can mythically be viewed as Ginnungagap, according to “Gylfaginning” having one north-facing and one south-facing part – that is, one hole by the north pole and one hole by the south pole. Mythically, from the southern hole sparks and dust flew from Muspelheim; would these sparks, then, be the southern light...? Also, according to “Gylfaginning,” the gods built a castle in “the middle of the world, called Asgard” – is this the same as the fabled Inner Earth realm of Agartha? Asgard, Agartha; do you see the similarity?
At the end of “Gylfaginning” is told of Ragnarök, the Downfall. That is, the downfall of Midgard, of it sinking beneath the waves (because mythically the fabled Midgard Serpent went ashore for a final scuffle with Thor, who killed the serpent and then died). Even the Older Edda tells of the downfall, with the gods dying in the cosmic battle and the Earth then being devoured by the sea (“Voluspa,” verse 57). That is, Midgard-Hyperborea is sunk. We also have the mentioning of the “Fimbul Winter” = a severe winter, which could be interpreted as the then approaching ice age, the last glacial. That is, the tilt of the Earth’s axis by this time ends the perpetual spring.
Then, in verse 59 of “Voluspa” the Earth rises again, other lands than Midgard seeing light of day. According to the meta-theory presented in this study Atlantis, for example, was around by then (by the end of the last glacial) and probably also Eurasia. That landmass, either already there or (as “Voluspa” intimates) now rising above the waves, might be the realm fleeing Hyperboreans migrated to when their land was no more.
The Eddas are not clear-cut scientific documents, they shroud a lot in myth. However, it is wrong to see them as nothing but myth. Myth can contain a solid core of historical reality. The Eddas may give clues to Hyperborea and maybe even of Inner Earth.
A man with a keen eye for the Hyperborean myth was Julius Evola (1898-1974). In The Mystery of the Grail, in search for Hyperborea, Evola discusses Arthurian legend in some detail, like referring to a “revolving island” which could be seen as a “… polar land that spins around its axis and carries along the world in its rotating motion.” [p 34] Sounds like the circumpolar Hyperborea to me...
Evola goes even deeper into the Hyperborean theme in his magnum opus Revolt Against the Modern World. Its Chapter 24 delivers a pertinent overview, somewhat more elaborate than the one given in the book you’re now reading, with sources worth checking up for the dedicated Hyperborea student.
Evola tells of Hyperborea, a northern land of golden age qualities then being visited by a catastrophe and having to be abandoned. It must be noted: he isn’t focused on writing a chronicle; instead, he wants to extract the spiritual-metaphysical meaning of the Hyperborean era (and in his view it was an elevated, patriarchal, solar culture, bequeathing its heritage to bronze age India and imperial Rome with its dharmarājas, “responsible men,” and male gods). Anyway, in giving historical pointers to this culture Evola relies on ancient Persian and Indian documents; for instance, he refers to a study by B. G. Tilak (1856-1920), entitled The Arctic Home in the Vedas (orig. 1903, this reading is based on the 2011 Arktos edition) which we now will look at. Apart from mythical pointers Tilak’s research is based on geology, archaeology, linguistics, paleontology, and astronomy. A wide, holistic outlook indeed.
It is true that Tilak neither mentions “Hyperborea” nor the above intimated “Earth axle tilt”. But he does indeed speak of a lost ancient civilization located at the North Pole. The mythic land where Aryan man originated, sketched by Tilak, is the same as the legends of Hyperborea tell of. The name of the land aside, Tilak for instance says this as a kind of coda:
[T]he Aryans were autochtonos neither in Europe nor in Central Asia, but had their original home somewhere near the North Pole in the Paleolithic times, and they migrated from this place southwards in Asia and Europe, not by any ‘irresistible impulse,’ but by unwelcome changes in the climatic conditions of their original home. [Tilak p. 26]
This is a pointer for the case of Aryan man and his origins which we note for the record. Further, our point is: Tilak, in giving support for a northern home of the Indian Aryans, the people who invaded northern India in the second millennium BCE (or earlier), for instance notes how the Indian Aryan document of the Rig Veda has rather many hymns to the dawn (Tilak, Chapter Three). In this, Tilak maintains that these hymns could not have been written in India because dawn there comes quickly; it is a quickly passing event, nothing spectacular as such. It is different in the polar north, as he shows us in Chapter Three – and, with the theory of the Earth axis having once been perpendicular, it becomes even more credible because then every day has a very long dawn (and a very long sunset) – day in, day out, the whole year around having the same day/night proportion, a perpetual spring equinox, as it were.
As intimated Tilak doesn’t mention the case of “the once straight Earth axis”. However, it might be that this occurrence, the axle tilt, strengthens his case of a polar land once inhabited by Aryan man. For if the end of Hyperborea comes about because of an Earth axle tilt, then this explains the freezing over which indeed is mentioned by Tilak. And it might explain how scientists in northern Russia have found mammoths frozen into solid blocks of ice. It is as if, sometime during the Paleolithic Era, the northern climate changed in an instant. An instantaneous axle tilt would explain that.
As intimated, Tilak does mention mythical evidence for a polar original home. For example, it is the story in the Persian Avesta about the destruction of this land, “Airyana Vaejo,” by snow and ice [Tilak, p. 246]. This, together with evidence of the temperature being mild and temperate before the last glacial, gives his meta-theory some credibility – that of a Polar, golden age-era origin for the Aryans.
The order of things would then be (dates very approximate): (1) about 100,000 BCE, the last interglacial period having an erect Earth axis, meaning perpetual spring, the Golden Age in Hyperborea and Lemuria – (2) axis brought askew by “some cosmic occurrence,” Hyperborea sunk, iced over, and abandoned – (3) 50,000 BCE, Silver Age in Lemuria and Atlantis – (4) 10,000 BCE, last glacial ends, the melted ice mythologized as “the Deluge” which also drowns the last remains of Atlantis, meaning end of Silver Age and beginning of Copper Age. In other lingo, this would be late Paleolithic occurrences – and then we have the following era, Mesolithic, starting 10,000 BCE, fully in accordance with the pattern given previously.
The modern era author pioneering the Hyperborea thesis was Madame Blavatsky (1831-1891). It is true that Blavatsky as a writer might be criticized for this and that, like not noting the sources on which her magnum opus The Secret Doctrine (1888) was based. However, when reading a summary of her Earth history as given in that book [source, Wikipedia, "Root Race"] it seems that she had taken into account that the ancient Hyperborea was a paradise with a tropical climate “because Earth had not yet developed an axial tilt,” as the summary says.
This is now noted for the record. Further, Blavatsky’s Earth chronicle deserves closer examination due to another theory: that of the earliest planetary epochs having a decidedly ethereal nature. It is a bit of an “astral” epoch, a pre-material age. Intelligent beings and maybe even man existed but he hadn’t gained full, solid material shape yet.
Thus, Blavatsky speaks of a first epoch (actually, “root race,” but let’s call them epochs) called “Polarian”. It was a region by the north pole of Earth, with a species merely ethereal, only composed of etheric matter: “They reproduced by dividing like an amoeba. Earth was still cooling at that time. The first mountain to arise out of the stormy primeval ocean was Mount Meru.” [ibid]
This theory must be kept in mind to give perspective on the ancient realities. As we explain in Chapter Twelve of this our study, “Levels of Reality,” the metaphysical concept of successively higher, more advanced, more “real” levels of reality, is a fundament of esotericism. Without it, secret history becomes just a melodrama of “galactic war, aliens, secret societies”... Thus, it must be noted that primeval Earth history only saw intelligent beings of an ethereal, not solid or physical kind. With continued development solidification set in.
Blavatsky then proposes a second era, the Hyperborean proper, with golden-hued people living on the above intimated, circumpolar Hyperborean continent, the place with the mild climate due to the Earth axis not having tilted yet. (For the record, we note that next in her system comes the Lemurian and Atlantean epochs; Rudolf Steiner, her otherwise somewhat deviating follower, has the same cosmology in his doctrine of Anthroposophy). – According to Blavatsky, the Hyperborean human species reproduced by budding. This again gives some perspective to the nature of early history and Hyperborea specifically. It was not some ancient style warrior society, some bronze-age type Āryāvārta as some romantics of today tend to see it. Even the Aryan-minded Miguel Serrano stresses the ethereal, different nature of the Hyperborean era of man, its earliest stages being of an essentially proto-material kind.
The following we now propose regarding the “Hyperborean complex,” a kind of summation and tying up of loose ends: as intimated by Tilak and others (Blavatsky, Serrano, Nidle) there was in the last interglacial a polar land commonly named Hyperborea. Men might have lived on it, conducting an elevated spirit science, a high culture radiating light and spirituality for all the epochs to come. Because of an axle tilt the weather got colder, and due to sinking of the lands Hyperborea had to be abandoned – so its inhabitants ventured south and became Cro-Magnon man, Aryan man – eventually, sometime after the last glacial, about 5,000 BCE (Mesolithic Era-Neolithic Era), re-inhabiting the north and, also, migrating to Spain, Italy, Greece, Iran, and India. This might not be a central story of the study you are now reading but it is indeed important for the early history of man at large.
The history and meaning of Hyperborea has been distorted and concealed. Now, with both the means of modern science and spirit science, the true role of Hyperborea might emanate from the shadows.
In the next chapter we will go to Lemuria.
Evola, Julius. The Mystery of the Grail. 1997
Kjellson, Henry. Teknik i forntiden. 1984
Nidle, Sheldan. Your First Contact. 2000
Tilak, B. G. The Arctic Home in the Vedas. 2011
Chapter Two: Lemuria
Rig Veda 10.129
Primordial History in Swedish
fredag 10 september 2021
Vi vet alla att Julius Evola föddes i Rom 1898 och dog i samma stad 1974. Hans tidiga, offentliga genombrott var som abstrakt konstnär, först som futurist, sedan som dadaist.
Idémässigt var Evola redan som ung emot den katolska kyrkans makt. Och han föraktade den borgerliga livsstilen. Dessa två drag – antikatolicism, antiborgerlighet – bevarade han livet igenom. Nietzsche, Spengler och andra andens stormän (Buddha, Weininger, d’Annunzio) gjorde tidigt Evola till en elitistisk vurmare.
Den filosofiska, moraliska, personfokuserade idé som bär Evolas egen prägel kom att bli magisk idealism. Han ville finna tillvarons urgrund och han fann det i människans inre, i den obetingade översjälen, paramātman. Han formulerade det som ”den Abolsuta Människan”, en allsmäktig gudamänniska. Evola gav det hela filosofisk prägel men han betonade i Saggi sull’Idealismo Magico hur man även måste nå bortom sedvanlig akademisk filosofi. Taoism och indisk esoterism behövdes även för att nå sanningen; en alkemisk reaktion måste till, ett genombrott in i en ny verklighet: ”Philosophy is the train of thought that finally sees into its own inadequacy and realizes the need for an absolute action that originates from within” (Evola efter Hansen s. 29). Rent rofyllt tänkande leder ingen vart.
Det hela kan sägas ha drag av Actionism; här ser vi idén om att, likt en underrättelseagent, utföra operationer för att nå kunskap (COTAK = Conduction Operations To Attain Knowledge). Vi ser här även det faustiska vurmandet för en individ som skapar verklighet med sin vilja och vision. Det är en andligt förankrad övermänniska. Evola ogillar förvisso formellt Nietzsches övermänniskotanke; tysken var ju så oandlig. Men med Evolas andlig-idealistiska klangbotten så får vi i denna magiska idealism ändå, i allt väsentligt, en bärkraftig gudamänniska, en andlig övermänniska, en tantrisk divya som höjt sig över det blott mänskliga. Tantra behandlade Evola för övrigt i The Yoga of Power (första versionen som L’Uomo come potenza, Man as Potency; andra versionen sedermera översatt som The Yoga of Power, 1998).
Under mellankrigstiden hörde Evola talas om René Guénon (1886-1951). Denne var en franskfödd sufisk mystiker som bodde i Kairo; kunskap om kristendom och vedānta ledde Guénon till ”den ursprungliga traditionen”, prisca theologia, en urgammal, för alla religioner gemensam urgrund. Polemiskt sammanfattade Guénon sitt credo i The Crisis of the Modern World (franskt original 1927), hur vår moderna värld är en värld av förfall och nihilism; medicinen heter traditionell visdom, meditation och intuition. Dessa åsikter tog Evola till sig. Men man måste understryka att Guénon även hade ofruktbara avvikelser i sitt credo, såsom sin tro på katolicism och frimureri som traditionsbärare (Evola bekämpade å sin sida både frimureri och katolicism). Mindre kontroversiellt kan Guénon allmänt-andligt beskrivas som en prästerlig typ medan Evola var mer ridderlig. Dvs: italienaren betonade hinduismens rajarṣi, cakravartin, dharmarāja, dvs krigaren som bärare av religiös essens, medan Guénon var en något mer stillsam och from vurmare som betonade prästen som religiös symbolfigur.
Evola vidareutvecklade sin traditionsvurm i Revolt Against the Modern World (1934). Här, sa Edmund Dodsworth, fick den tidigare formulerade, något abstrakta ”Absoluta Människan” historisk förankring i kulturer såsom vedatidens Indien, principatets Rom och högmedeltidens kejsardöme med Fredrik II av Hohenstaufen i spetsen. När Revolt gavs ut regerade annars fascismen i Italien; detta kan föranleda några kommentarer om den politiske Evola. (Vi kommer av och till att återvända till det politiska i denna artikel; politik, filosofi och andlighet uppgår hos Evola i en enda holistisk gestalt.)
Evola var i början, låt säga under 20-talet, entusiastisk anhängare av regimen, han uppskattade fascismens anti-kommunism och krigiska sida. Sedan blev han mer kritisk men i soldatisk-lojal anda fortsatte han att stödja Mussolini, även efter det att denne avsatts och bildat Salò-republiken (om Evolas förhållande till fascismen se även Hansen s. 50 et passim). Evola propagerade själv i Revolt för ett hierarkiskt samhälle, ett med metafysisk förankring i eviga värden såsom ridderlighet, ära, askes och med nedprioritering av kristendom. Men fascismen kunde för sin del inte bryta med kristendomen, då hade den förlorat allt stöd, både hos det italienska folket och samhällseliten. Den stödde sig också på den på 1800-talet grundade italienska monarkin, något som Evola dock gillade. Utan kungadöme i botten hade fascismen blivit för plebejisk och banal, ansåg han.
I Revolt Against the Modern World vurmades det för idén om ett ariskt, nordligt urhem i Midgård, det polära Hyperborea, das Reich; detta är världens ideella centrum, mandalans mitt, meditationens mål och den axel som jorden och allt annat roterar kring (Revolt s. 17, 188). Samma vurm finner man i en annan Evolabok, The Mystery of the Grail; i den sägs bland annat att Malorys Morte d’Arthur nämner en mystisk roterande ö. Och detta kan ju passa in på det forna Midgård beläget där på nordpolen, roterande i splendid isolation på världens topp. Vad gäller Arthursagans Gral sägs denna av Evola vara en hednisk myt som först på senare tid (medeltiden) kapats av kristendomen. Det heliga, traditionella tusenårsriket ska byggas på hyperboreal-polar grund med symboler som Gral, dharmarāja, en riddare i skinande rustning; präster och klosterboende munkar har föga plats här.
Midgård eller ”det polära Hyperborea” (eller Thule, Aryiyana Vaejo, den vita ön, Apollos land) blir för Evola den mytisk-politiska symbolen för ansvarig, himmelsinriktad, solar, vertikal, patriarkal, ridderlig makt, en makt i direktkontakt med den metafysiska öververkligheten, det Ena, ”Gud” (som Evola iofs. undviker att nämna, antikatolsk som han är). Detta skapar en tradition som förs vidare till epoker såsom antikens Indien, Rom och högmedeltidens tysk-romerska rike. Denna polära tradition bör då ställas mot en ”sydlig, jordisk, matriarkalisk och lunar” tradition, yttrad i kristendom, islam och judendom. Så kan det vara, islam har ju sin halvmånesymbol. Och i mellanöstern skyr man förvisso solstekta dagen och finner svalka i den månlysta natten. Men vad Evola missar är att kristendomen även har den solare Kristus, sägande ”jag är världens ljus”. Detta är i så fall tämligen ariskt...!
Dikotomin patriarkat-matriarkat hade för sin del bland annat belysts av Bachofen i Das Mutterrecht (1861) och denna skrift åberopade Evola i Revolt som stöd för sin idealbild av polär-solar religiositet, för himmelsförankrat imperium med betoning på manliga gudar såsom Zeus, Dyaus Pitr, Viṣṇu och hans avatarer. Dyrkan av dessa på vindomsusade, himmelssträvande berg ställs mot orgiastiska riter i skogen à la grekiska bacchanter. Kremering och upplösning i eld och luft ställs mot jordbegravning. – Det polära går igen i symbolen för stång, påle mm. i de hedniska träden Yggdrasil och Irminsul, båda i sin tur symboler för människans ryggrad där andliga krafter huserar (kundalīni).
Idealmänniskan enligt Evola är alltså den fromme riddaren, kṣatriyan, den både mediterande och aktionsvillige tantristen, vad man kan kalla ”a both mindful and belligerent yogi”. Det är den Absoluta Människan, den självständige tigerryttaren (Ride the Tiger, 1961), rätt lik Jüngers anark och Nietzsches övermänniska. Samt bergsbestigaren; Evola var passionerad alpinist med boken Meditations on the Peaks (1974, engelsk översättning 1998) som yttring för denna vurm. Bergsbestigaren strävar uppåt, mot himlen; tankarna blir klarare över 4000 meter, hävdar han bland annat. Nietzsche fann för sin del övermänniskan i Schweiz’ alper. Och buddhisten Milarepa mediterade på bergstoppar i Himalaya. Sådant finner Evola stöd i när alpinismen blir en andlig livsyttring.
Evola kunde tolerera fascismen, den reellt existerande fascistregim han levde under i Italien. Men han var aldrig med i fascistpartiet och förblev en kritiker och outsider. Större hopp såg han i Tredje riket med dess rasreligion, dess betoning av ”heligt blod”. Evola var iofs. ingen rasfundametalist och han ansåg att det viktiga var att nyktert ”återvända till traditionen”, medan nazismen kan ses som en mindre reflekterande, mer drabbande, ”folklig” (völkisch), på pånyttfödelse inriktad raslära. Nåväl, från 1933 och framåt föreläste Evola ofta i Nazityskland. Dels undervisade han radikalkonservativa cirklar, dels SS. SS imponerade på honom eftersom det var en orden med religiöst-andliga inslag, utan att vara sedvanligt kristet. Men därutöver var Evolas åsikter om ras anatema för SS; Evola ansåg att ras är ett tredelat begrepp, med biologisk ras, själslig ras och andlig ras som beståndsdelar, där det sista var viktigast. Detta var föga i linje med vad SS och Himmler ansåg. Så Evola förbjöds att tala för SS efter ett tag. Men efter 1943, när völkisch-fraktionen i SS förlorat mark mot Waffen SS’ paneuropeiska linje, kom Evola in från kylan igen (Coogan 1999 s. 315)
I mars 1938 reste Evola till Rumänien. I huvudstaden Bukarest träffade han på en och samma dag Mircea Eliade och Corneliu Codreanu. Den förre var en andligt begåvad religionsvetare; den senare var en kristet förankrad fascist. Codreanu ska ha gjort stort intryck på Evola. (Enligt Hansen s. 80: ”Codreanu ... was definitely one of the very few indesputable ’heroes’ and models for Evola. Everything he wrote about him amounted to a panegyric...”.) Baserat på Hansen tycks det ha varit så att Evola år 1943, vacklande i stödet för den avsatte men av Skorzeny räddade och återinsatte Mussolini, stärktes av den ”legionärsanda” han fått i Rumänien, en anda som sa: lojalitet framför allt.)
Sedan blev det Salò, Wien, bombanfall, och tillbaka i Rom 1948. 1951 blev Evola fängslad eftersom några lärjungar till honom bildat Fasci d’Azion Rivoluzionari (FAR). Evola säger själv att han blev frikänd i den följande rättegången; enligt Hansen (s. 91) blev det ”six months of detention”. Sedan, efter 1950, bildades en Evola-inspirerad orden kallad Ordine Nuevo, en utbrytargrupp ur Movimiento Sociale Italiano.
Kriget var över och traditionellt förankrad högerpolitik var tämligen död. Men i programskriften Men Among the Ruins (1953) gav Evola likväl ett politiskt recept. Staten skulle bevaras, den var bärare av ansvarig, legitim makt, av imperium; den skulle styra med bland annat planekonomi och elitistisk-hierarkisk differentiering; ingen egalitarism, ingen nivellering! Nationen och folket är maktbasen (ej arbetarklass eller medelklass eller ”individen-konsumenten”, så där som nihilist-liberalist-marxismen ansåg och anser).
Sedan, 1961, kom Ride the Tiger där den opolitiska människan blir idealet. Allt är så degenererat att restauration (à la Ruins) ej längre är möjlig. Andens aristokrat, den differentierade människan, den Absoluta Människan, ska uthärda allt, rida tigerns rygg tills djuret (= modernismens krafter) är utmattat och man kan kliva av och ta över föreställningen.
Jag gör nu följande försök till sammanfattning av Evolas filosofiska idé.
I sitt Ruins-förord säger Hansen: Evola “is not really fighting against Bolshevism, Americanism, and consumer culture, but rather against contemporary man.” (s. 102).
Detta är Evola i ett nötskal: individen är i fokus, inte någon tyst majoritet, inga massmänniskor, inget kollektiv som det ryska "mir"; i stället, i den stora västerländska traditionen, är det den ensamma mannen i sin nattliga cell som måste fundera över världen och göra ett konceptuellt ställningstagande efter att ha gjort en grundlig analys.
Det är individen som av egen, fri vilja måste skaka av sig modernism-materialismen och ge sig i kast med traditionell-metafysisk andlighet.
Detta kan hos Evola leda till överintellektualisering och steril tankeexercis – men samtidigt är detta ärligt känt, det är faustiskt, det är västerländskt. Som en faustisk man ser du allt som riktat mot dig, först som ett hot, sedan som en utmaning. Slutligen intas hela världen, den moderna världen angriper dig – och du övervinner den, på jiu-jitsu-sätt, genom att vända dess egen kraft mot den; du bestiger tigerns rygg, du rider tigern tills den är utmattad och sedan kan du stiga av och ta över showen.
Detta är den idévärld Evola målar upp för oss; detta är Evolas intellektuella hjältesaga, som jag ser det.
Coogan, Kevin. Dreamer of the Day, F. P. Yockey, 1999
Evola, Julius. Meditations on the Peaks, 1998
.- Path of Cinnabar, 2009
.- Revolt Against the Modern World, 1934
.- Ride the Tiger, 1961
Hansen, H. T. Julius Evola’s Political Endeavors i Evola, Julius, Men Among the Ruins, 2002
Ride the Tiger
Metaphysics of War
Safranski om Nietzsche
fredag 3 september 2021
Svegot är en mediaresurs av ypperligt slag. Namnet Svegot uttyds för sin del "Svea- och Götaland". Man är ett mediehus som fokuserar på Sverige, därtill med nationalistisk vinkel.
Skapare av Svegot är Dan Eriksson och Magnus Söderman, som tidigare sysslat med nationell media såsom tidskriften Framåt, Radio Motgift med mera.
Nu har man Svegot. Som ger ut Nationalisten. Och som har flera poddradiokanaler.
En av dessa poddar är "På gamla och nya stigar" av Jalle Horn. Med bred och kunnig penselföring har man tidigare täckt in ämnen såsom Gustaf Fröding, R. E. Howards Conan, Njals saga, Rolandssången och annat intressant.
Nu senast var ämnet Oswald Spengler och hans historieverk. Alltså främst Västerlandets undergång (1918). Men även Människan och tekniken (1931).
Programmets titel är: Oswald Spengler och hans syn på vår faustiska kultur.
Jalle är redaktör och leder oss in i den spenglerska världen med passande inramning: Carl Orff, Carmina Burana. Sedan så är jag gäst och jag kommer med inpass.
Så vitt jag kan bedöma är detta en utmärkt podd. Det var trevligt att medverka; det finns en "tonträff" i det hela. "Tight but loose", liksom. Lyssna här.
Podd om Spengler
En annan podd med mig: om sf
Sf-podd, del 2
Bokrecension här på bloggen: Människan och tekniken
fredag 6 augusti 2021
Äntligen har vi fått en svensk tidskrift med nationell prägel. Ett månadsmagasin på blankt papper med skribenter som får bre ut sig i olika ämnen. En tidning man vill spara och läsa om.
Högerpressen har gått framåt de senaste åren. Ser man till print är kanske Nya Tider flaggskeppet: omdiskuterad, hög polemisk profil (presstödet de sökte, bokmässan etc.). Fokuset i NyT är aktualiteter i form av invandringsproblem, internationell elitklubbspolitik och svensk politik. Plus bokrecensioner och fakta om traditionell svensk historia och kultur.
Det är gott och väl. Men man kan i genren (radikalkonservativ tryckmedia) även önska sig något mer underhållande och essäistiskt. Såsom en månadstidning med teman kring sådant som tro och religion, Sveriges storhet, porträtt av konservativa märkesmän från förr osv.
En sådan tidning har nu magiskt blivit verklighet.
Det är de handlingskraftiga männen bakom Det fria Sverige (DFS-Svegot), Dan Eriksson, Magnus Söderman och Björn Björkqvist, som driver den. Söderman är redaktör och alla tre medverkar i varje nummer. Tidningen har kommit ut sedan 2020 och kvaliteten är bedövande bra.
Här sägs rent ut: vi tror på det traditionella Sverige, vi skriver om den sedvanlige svenskens historia, väsen och mentalitet. Det traditionella Europa hyllas här med radikal vinkel.
Den svenska särarten och dylikt skildras i texter av Motpolsbekanta som Oskorei, Jalle Horn och undertecknad, samt DFS-trion ovan, Robin Holmgren och Henrik Jonasson (upphovsman till seriealbumet Sigmund, 2020) mfl. Och man har skrivit om Gustav Vasa, västerländska framsteg, ungdom av idag, religion, raggare, hedendom, AVK, amerikasvenskar mm, allt med högerradikal och originell vinkel.
Det senaste numret handlar om ”svensk innovation”. Läs om Volvo, Nobel mm, allt med nationell prägel.
Varje nummer av Nationalisten har 40 sidor, är i A4-format och kommer en gång i månaden.
Här finns info om det senaste numret: innehåll, prenumeration etc.
Intervju med mig i NyT
söndag 25 juli 2021
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