torsdag 23 december 2021

Bertil Mårtensson -- några anteckningar

In Swedish. -- Härmed några anteckningar om Bertil Mårtensson. Jag har skrivit om honom förr: här har vi BM som kritiker... och här har vi hans fantasy ... och här hans sf. I dagens inlägg fyller jag främst i några tomma blad i ämnet; jag tar upp några hittills av mig negligerade aspekter.



1. Två sf-romaner

Bertil Mårtensson var en svensk fantastik-författare. Han levde 1945-2018. I mångt och mycket är han min favorit som svensk sf-person. När han var bra, då var han bra. Men han hade också sina brister.

Bilden som illustrerar detta inlägg visar romanen Samarkand 5617 (1976). Den kan stå som symbol för när Mårtensson inte riktigt övertygar. Denna bok må vara en nämnvärd uppvisning av en genre- och stilmedveten författare. Men att riktigt läsa och underhållas av den, se det är en annan sak... Romanens intrig är krånglig. Det hela utspelas på den avlägsna planeten Vilahall där diverse svårförklarliga saker händer. Detta är kruxet: man sitter som läsare hela tiden och gissar sig fram, man famlar liksom i blindo.

Denna bok må vara seriös och aktningsvärd. Stilen i sig är klar och transparent. Men intrigens komplexitet kräver antagligen flera genomläsningar innan man fattar galoppen.

Ska man läsa en sf-roman av Mårtensson där man åtminstone inte behöver gissa gåtor hela tiden är Jungfrulig planet (1977) bättre. Upplägget är inte så originellt (imperialistisk rovdrift hejdas av heroisk planetekolog) men utförandet är ganska snitsigt. Det är en galaktisk intrig, en främmande planet, rymdsamhällets vardag och rätt bra tecknade karaktärer därtill.

Intrigen i korthet: Ekologen Sefrem Ibrahim åker till planeten Batak för intriger och annat hejsan. Världarnas Förbund (= VF) är hans hårde uppdragsgivare – men förmår han sätta hårt mot hårt? Eller vill han bara rulla runt i sänghalmen med Katten och Namiko Wrede?

Detta får i stort sett räcka om BM som romanförfattare. Mer om hans sf-romaner här, mer om hans fantasyroman här.







2. Novellisten Mårtensson

Vi går över till några nämnvärda noveller i sammanhanget.

I Nova SF hade BM ett flertal noveller. Fotot på den krumme figuren som ser en katedral i skyn är från Flygande katedraler i 3/1983. Som ofta i BM-sammanhang är det en huvudperson det är lite synd om. Denne figur finns där liksom alltid: dåren, den halvt misslyckade, ”the odd man out”. Det kan bli lite känslomanipulativt (man förutsätts automatisk stå på denne figurs sida i hans strävanden i en hård värld) men så är det förvisso hos BM, detta inslag finns så gott som alltid i hans berättelser: stackaren är i fokus. Om någon däremot är framgångsrik ses denne som suspekt.

I ”Flygande katedraler” heter stackaren Jormas Alruna. I en galaktisk framtid finner han efter ett tag sin plats som orgeltrampare hos en kantor. Snart lär han sig spela orgel själv. -- Därtill styrs denna novell av djärva visioner. Ty rymdskeppen i denna kultur drivs av musik; i katedralformade skepp är det organisten som styr. Detta är en helt bedövande läcker idé; det är musisk människa, sfärernas musik, till oändligheten på en Bach-melodi... Blotta idén med musikaliskt drivna rymdskepp hör till det bästa som BM åstadkom. Han kunde själv spela instrument och han hade sin stilistiska talang som författare, och i denna novell förenas allt till tidlös konst.

En annan bra Nova-novell av BM var Rock & Roll och marsianer (2/1982). Titeln låter kitschig och ”down-market” men det är en rätt övertygande sak om fluktuerande verklighet. Därtill med moraliserande över spritens skadeverkningar; det sista är en rätt obetydlig detalj men som fenomen intressant. Ty i detta ämne kan vi hos den kritiske filosofen BM ändå skymta en hart när puritansk hängivenhet, den om att påpeka det farliga i att dricka sprit.

Ännu en novell av BM som är nämnvärd är Det sista galaktiska kriget (först publicerad i Teknikmagasinet 3/1985, sedan i Nova 6/2005). Den kan beskrivas som en variant av Dicks Time Out of Joint, här med det Mårtenssonska subtemat som är “det är synd om författare”; alltid ska det vara denne stackare i huvudrollen. Men med det sagt så är denna text ändå en rätt snitsig sak på (återigen) temat fluktuerande verklighet.



3. Tragiken, funkar den...?

1986 gavs Ellerströms ut en booklet med tre Mårtensson-noveller, Förvandlas. Jag fokuserar här på en av texterna, Drömmen om jorden.

I en avlägsen framtid åker en grupp på turistresa till jorden. De ser ståtliga traditionella miljöer (New York, London osv.). Men människor finns ej ty de lämnade jorden på 2000-talet pga. miljöförstöring och radioaktiv besmittelse. Bara en människospillra finns kvar, han som guidat gruppen. – Twisten är att detta är tragik, djup tragik. Och funkar det? – Tragik i sf är ett svårt mål att uppnå. Öht. i litteratur är tragik en svår konst; hur ska man då lyckas med det i en klart särskild genre som sf – en genre som ju lånar sig till mycket annat såsom idédiskussion.

Det var inte för tragikens skull jag började läsa sf. Det var istället för att serveras ”omöjliga äventyr”, äventyr som trotsade vardagens grå. Det var för att bjudas sinnesutvidgande idéer; det var för att erbjudas alternativa verkligheter, nya angreppsvinklar. Att i denna mix komma dragande med att det också bjuds tragik är lite missriktat. Därför är jag skeptisk till novellen Drömmen om jorden – jag menar, visst är en rapsodi, även en seriös rapsodi över jordens historia i novellform, lovvärt som sf-idé. Men att sedan slänga in dårhus-pessimismen (= jorden förgiftades och människan lämnade den, en kliché i dåtida sf) och understryka att detta är tragik i högsta potens – det rockar inte för mig.

Förvandlas är 62 sidor seriös sf signerad BM, ambitiös och med ställvis lätt handlag, men konceptuellt är detta inget för actionisten.







4. Aspekter

Steve Sem-Sandberg är en rätt nybliven akademimedlem. En gång i tiden skrev han sf. Resultatet ser man bl.a i den samling han och BM gav ut en gång, Vilse (1979). Vi förbigår SSS’ fantastik här, ja för övrigt hela SSS’ prosakonst, och koncentrerar oss på den BM som var hans parhäst i Vilse. Ty i denna bok övertygar skåningen här och där med sina alster. Såsom i Benedictus sällsamma himmelsfärd, där en människa förvandlas, höjer sig andligt – och blir en stjärna. Bokstavligt.

Det är övertygande, även ur ett esoteriskt perspektiv. Stjärnorna lever; alla har sin ande. Såsom Uriel i Paradise Lost. Och här i BM:s novell var det alltså en människa som eleverade sig mentalt till en sådan stellar spirit.

Ett nämnvärt verk av BM i Vilse är även Kvinna med diadem, om musikens makt att skapa verklighet. Det handlar om ett musikintresserat berättarjag, som ute på en skärgårdsö träffar ett geni och dennes experiment – med datorer och musik. Geniet heter Peter Gård och det hela utvecklas dramatiskt. Med alla sina uppslag och attityder är denna text som en hel roman på sina blott 16 sidor; det är en episk novell.

I denna samling finns ett och annat, såsom BM:s bibliografiskt andra publicerade novell, nämligen Femte resan. Den kördes först i Häpna 2/1964 (debuten var i samma magasin med Urhemmet, 12/1963). Vad gäller Femte resan så är det psykologiskt tung-gung i ensam rymdfärd; tonen är pessimistisk och huvudpersonen är, hm, inte ”actionist” om ni fattar.

Mårtenssons generella fel var möjligen detta: att han var för seriös-pretentiös. Ungefär som Poul Anderson. Eller Ursula Le Guin. Dvs: alla dessa skribenter hade förmågan att skriva rak, underhållande fantastik. Men alltför ofta lockades de att istället skriva Stor, Odödlig Litteratur. Och visst, det finns sf-klassiker med tragik och djup. Men att alltid försöka höja sig till Den Odödliga Konstens domäner, det sätter hämsko på kreativiteten, det riskerar att göra texten stel och livlös.

Mårtensson har alltså skrivit en fantasyroman där ”allt stämmer”, Maktens vägar del 1. Här, anser jag, är den grundläggande attityden lekfull. Visst finns ett tema om maktkamp mm. men hela den struktur författaren här skapat åt sig medger oändliga möjligheter till fablande, prosapoesi, påfund, hugskott.

Så i denna episka fantasyform frodas han. I sf:en var han generellt lite stelare. Men se, det finns ett sätt att låta denna översikt utmynna i en positiv ton. För i sina kassettfanzines kunde han ha ovan antydda lekfulla attityd och triumfera – även i berättande, även i sf-epikens förtrollade värld!

Det kan vara så att ”kassettfanzinet Ogre” inte hör till BM:s hävdvunna bibliografi. Eller diskografi. Men i de ex av Ogre jag har finns å andra sidan ingen brasklapp som förbjuder mig att granska dem; därför måste jag ta med dem i denna kritiska översikt över BM:s författarskap.

Ogre började på 60-talet som ett pappersfanzine. Sedan, kanske från och med nr 6, kom det på kassett. Ville man ha ett ex sände man en tom kassett till BM; så kopierade han verket till det och man fick det hela i retur.



5. Musikern BM

Ogre 6 från tidigt 80-tal är förstås en salig blandning av ”fanniska upptåg” och ”BM leker med gitarren”. Men han kunde iaf. spela, både gitarr och dragspel, senare även synt. Och litterärt finns här en del. Såsom parodiska dikter; han kunde både dikta och deklamera dem; hans diktion är perfekt. Det är inte alla som har ”radioröst”. Jag ska inte citera något, men det vill jag ha sagt: lekfullhet hos en i övrigt seriös författare är det yttersta tecknet på mästerskap. ”Vill du se en mans sanna natur, betrakta honom då han leker” sa ju Goethe. Och svenska författare som även kunde skriva skämtdikter var för sin del Södergran, Heidenstam, Lindegren...

Ogre 6 har därtill en parodisk novell som BM läser upp: Möte i rymden, om en malmletande rymdman som blir galen i rymdens ensamhet. Hotet kommer i form av dragspel... som multimedia-verk (text, musik) är detta slående bra. BM kunde berätta både i skriven text och i ”spoken word”; diktionen, anslaget, tight-but-loose... mästerligt. Denna berättelse låter spontan men jag hävdar, utan bevis, att han läste efter manus.

Det totala mästerverket i denna genre var Ogre 8, med en hel rymdopera av BM: all musik var original, han uppförde den själv och berättade allt själv. Fingals fjäril heter opuset. På 90 minuter får man ouvertyr och tre akter (plus intermezzo), på temat en rymdmans sökande efter en försvunnen planet. Det visar sig att på planeten bor en rymdpirat som håller en kålmask fången; Fingal sätter sig i sinnet att befria denna mask.

Det hela är en parodisk historia men det känns ändå äkta. Jag dristar mig att säga: detta är tidlöst. Man bjuds BM:s berättande i ord vartill man får en diskret ljudmålning i bakgrunden, och man bjuds inskjutna sångnummer, dvs. ”arior” även om det förstås inte är symfoniskt. Men ouvertyren är lätt symfonisk! – BM:s multitalang (ord och toner) förenas här i ett högre amalgam. Därtill finns moralismen också; att befria kålmasken så att denna kan bli, ni gissar det, fjäril, blir föremål för en stillsam moralisk lektion av typiskt BM-slag. Men man får kapitulera; allt spelar här med i helheten, även söndagsskolemoralen.

Även i Ogre 10: Invasion bjöds man på ett sf-äventyr. Berättelsen interfolieras av repriser ur BM:s musikproduktion, så kallade filksonger som jag kan vara utan; en filksong är en ”fannisk folksång”, en traditionell sång man ändrar texten på för att skoja till det på temat ”sf-fansens liv och leverne”. Så är det med Ogre 10: Invasion, här är det en myckenhet daterad filksongskultur – men kärnan i det hela, berättelsen som är ramverk, är lekfull, väl uppläst och ”spontan men ändå förberedd” – dvs. han läser ur manus. Men som Ingmar Bergman sa, endast den förberedde kan improvisera. Endast med en struktur som stöd kan man som konstnär känna sig fri.



6. Personliga hågkomster

Jag skulle kunna nämna mer om BM -- mycket mer. En i så fall enkel sak att nämna är hans deckare, av vilka jag inte läst någon. Men Jan Erelius’ äventyr ska visst ha varit inspiration för Mankells Wallander: gråväders-krimi i Skåne... så nu vet ni det.

I min privata mytologi framtonar BM rätt skarpt. Jag träffade honom IRL gång, på SweCon 83 i december 1983. Då hade vi redan brevväxlat en del; jag hade fått Ogre 6-8 och njutit av dem, och jag hade läst Maktens vägar 1 & 2, och sedan hade han fått de fanzines jag då börjat ge ut. Så vi kunde där i Villa Kaprifol prata lite löst om musik, bl.a om jazz. BM var en chosefri, trankil typ, lättpratad och tillgänglig.

Detta var enda IRL-mötet. Men vi upprätthöll en viss brevkontakt även framdeles, såsom att jag sände honom fanzines och fick kassettfanzines i retur. Såsom Munkarna i Toypé, ett meditativt syntverk, någonstans i skärningspunkten mellan Ralph Lundsten och Kitharo. Inramningen (kassettverk) är blygsam men konstnärligt är detta new age-musik av bästa sort.

BM:s musik förgyller, liksom i ett återsken, hela hans verk. Lättheten och lekfullheten på kassett skapar ännu en dimension till hans rent litterära verk. Det må vara att lekfullheten ibland fanns även i text (Dummast i universum, Nova 1/1985) och då körde i diket... nåja. BM:s hela opus har en musisk grundton; när allt stämmer, när moral, intrig, målerisk förmåga etc. underordnas helheten så står vi inför konstverk med odödligt, tidlöst skimmer, såsom Maktens vägar 1, Flygande katedraler och, jodå, Fingals fjäril.

Coda

BM var verksam som akademisk fackfilosof. Hans credo var ”reduktionistisk vetenskap”; det var inte esoteriskt-andligt. Det var skolfilosofiskt. Jag måste ibland påminna mig själv om det, eftersom jag har en förmåga att läsa in lite för mycket i hans gestalt. BM framstår ofta för mig som ”arketypisk författare typ 1A”... och då har jag även en tendens att se honom som ”den gamle vise mannen”. Nu har jag en annorlunda tro än skolfilosofisk reduktionism, mycket annorlunda... men med det sagt, när BM gör filosofiska anmärkningar så sker det ibland med ironisk attityd och musisk lätthet (såsom i hans bokrecensioner).

Ska man gå en kurs i rent akademisk vetenskapsteori, från Platon till Popper, vore BM en bra lärare. Han var beläst, och inte bara i vetenskapligt hänseende; troende var han inte men han hade läst Bibeln, det märks här och där; litterärt hade han absorberat något av detta verk. ”I Bibeln står det, att man ska ge, ej ta...” är en rad ur en filksong som fastnat; det är bara ett exempel. En glimt ur ett beläst sinne kallar jag det; BM kunde med musisk lätthet foga in traditionell konst och litteratur i sitt verk.

Slutkläm: BM kunde komponera många sorters musik, ja även popsånger. Här är inte platsen att prisa honom som popkung – men – visst var låtar som Slow Down och Morgonsång nämnvärda i denna genre. Och från den sistnämnda citerar jag nu en del av texten – ty detta är för mig BM i ett nötskal, ironisk men ändå seriös, allt med stilmässigt välbehag. Det är en amorös episod i den äkta sängen, kan man säga:
Du ligger vid min sida, när jag ser dig är jag nöjd,
med kärleken du skänker mig en tröst.
Jag drar mitt svärd ur skida, för vår kärlek är jag böjd,
åt mina känslor måste jag ge röst...




Relaterat
BM recenserar böcker
Maktens vägar
Mårtenssons sf
Nova SF

onsdag 15 december 2021

Svensson: Uppsala Dome (poem)

Sing praise for the Northern temple on the hill... that's how this poem begins. Then it evolves into an all-encompassing tapestry, bringing in the Wild Hunt, Horgalåten, the Valerian album "Birds of the Master," and more... a lot more.



It's time for a poem... by me... for I'm a musical man, eine musische Mensch, and you can't stop me from singing... especially not on this my blog.

The poem you're about to read plays in the Uppsala dome in central Sweden. In Swedish, "Uppsala domkyrka". The largest temple in Scandinavia, with some competition from the Trondheim dome in Norway.

Here goes, then, my poem for today. Uppsala Dome.
I am dancing around in the Uppsala dome,
going clockwise, as we do in the west, as we do in the east --
in Christian churches, around Hindu temples --
clockwise honoring the divine,
circum-ambulating the god.


Dancing around in the Uppsala dome, going
round the altar, going round the ambulatory --
spiral movement forever, like the vortex
creating reality -- for I am the vortex master,
master of storms, king of tornados -- and
the storm begins here, with me, in the dome.


There's a storm coming up and I AM the storm,
I create it by making rounds round the altar,
by going round and round, maddeningly like a flock
of crows in the sky -- or rather jackdaws,
that's the Uppsala variety of passerine --
round and round the church towers they fly --


a vortex of birds, like "Birds of the Master"
in the Valerian adventure... a vortex in the sky,
look at them and go mad, see the twirl and
you're caught in the movement -- like the
dancers having to dance to the Horgalåten,
the evil fiddler forcing them to dance to
their death, forever whirling to the music,
round and round they went, until only their
skulls were rattling around on the ground.

Vortex of dancers, vortex of birds,
vortex of clouds, vortex of stars --

yea, verily, I sing of stars, a vortex of stars --
for the Milky Way, our galaxy, is also such a vortex,
spiral, twirl... a four-armed fylfoot going round
and round in the eternity of space...

and I am all of this...

I am the cloud spiral, the vortex of birds and the
Horga dancers -- and the spiral movement
round the Uppsala altar.

I'm the nexus of the crisis
and the origin of storms...

I'm the whirpool, the maelstrom,
Charybdis, eddy, tornado, taifun...
I'm the rider of the storm, the Wild Hunt,
the Yuletide chase in the sky, led by
the Wild Hunter, Odin, god of storms...

Pagan and Christian I am, heathen and high-church --
I am high in the church as I crazily go round
the altar, creating a vortex, creating a new
world, a new reality -- a new way of looking
at ourselves and the world -- a Pagan-Christian
synthesis, a merger, a new shiny amalgam
of spiritual splendor... the only way to fight
the Astral War, the only way to end the Astral War.




Related
Another poem: Science Fantasy Superman
Yet another poem: Comfortably Strong
Astral War -- some remarks
A presentation of this blog
Horgalåten = "the Horga Song", very fine archaic Swedish folk song, mentioned in the poem; here on Youtube
Same song, musically a little more tame as the previous version, however, this one has the classical lyrics too
Picture from the Svensson archive of, you guessed it, the Uppsala dome.

onsdag 8 december 2021

Deliberation

Good evening and welcome to this blog post.



I sometimes sit down and meditate. I bring down the pace of respiration. I concentrate the look on a certain point before me. I settle down, I come to rest.

I meditate, I become the center of the world. As can you, if you have the will to meditate.

I meditate, I mobilize my will. I want to be calm, I want the world to see the light that I see.

Join me in the light...

In 2011 Earth ascended. The positive forces are gaining ground.

Angels coming down...

Celestial music playing...

Gods and devas soaring down from the sky...

Golden halos radiating higher...

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Sky processions, we are watching you arrive...

I stand starstruck...

Evil people can’t endure in the light that is spreading after Earth’s ascension.

We’re in for a coming Golden Age. But first some elite club elements must go.

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This awaits to be done. It will be a long process. The linchpin of elite club rule might be the US. Therefore, a restored American republic, based on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, would be the first step to end elite club or "Cabal" rule.

There are many a good details pertaining to this. There are constitutional issues, there is the question of revaluation of currencies, and there is a vision of grand scale reform. However, we will not go into all this. Instead, we will focus on one aspect of the emerging US governance: the role of the military.

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When the Cabal took over the US it succeeded rather well in gaining control over the media, the academy, the industrial-financial sector, the judiciary, and the political sector at large. However, the armed forces were not so thoroughly co-opted.

Historically, the Cabal didn’t manage to infiltrate the military as much as it did with all the other branches of government. Therefore, the US Military might play a role in a restored government to replace the one having usurped it, the so-called US, Inc., the “deep state,” the Cabal co-opted American governance.

You could say that the US defense forces carry the sword of justice. A theory maintains that Pentagon now is ruled by good guys, so-called “white hats”.

The theory is that Pentagon doesn’t any longer obey the commands of US, Inc. We saw this already in September 2016 when (according to NYT, 30/9) Secretary of State John Kerry couldn’t convince the military to back up his threats against the restarted Russian offensive against IS in Syria. It wasn’t spelled out, it was to be read between the lines – but it was in the cards, the syndrome of the US military not doing the Cabal’s bidding any more.

It was like a discreet coup, a kind of “veto coup”. The US military wouldn’t any longer fight the Cabal’s illegal wars; instead, it would defend the Constitution against its enemies, foreign and domestic.

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How did this start? How did the US military stop being led by the noose to fight imperialistic wars, how did it put down the foot and start defending the Constitution? This development is in a grey area right now. For instance, you can’t go to the Pentagon website, to Stars and Stripes or whatever to read up on “White Hats History”... But there are clues here and there. For instance, in 2012 David Wilcock (1973-, author of The Synchronicity Key and The Source Field Investigations) said that predominantly, Pentagon now was led by positive forces. The awakening among the crucial leadership is said to have come about after 9/11, with officers noticing how dark forces were at play, with machinations going on putting them outside of the ordinary reporting channels. Then these side-stepped officers are said to have started a subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) resistance movement working for the good, for the Constitution they are sworn to defend and against the madmen ruling the US after 9/11 and before, in short, US, Inc. = the Cabal.

As Wilcock says in the blog post: “Our brave and valiant soldiers have taken an oath: To protect the Constitution of the United States, and its people, against all enemies – foreign AND domestic. – They did not pledge their lives – their blood – to keep a handful of sociopathic, genocidal bankers in control of the planet, its people and its resources.”

The US military is one of the few legitimate governmental elements left, there to protect the Constitution. In this, they have the assistance of police, Federal Marshals, retired military and maybe even responsible civilians.

The linchpin in taking down the Cabal is this legitimate defender of the Constitution, the military. There has to be an executive element in defeating this evil. It can’t just be done by “RV,” the as such sorely needed revaluation of currencies, putting them on a gold backing. What is needed is executive force, performed under the Law, and the US military, police and Federal Marshals are here to do just that. To defeat the Cabal we need Responsible Men, men combining authority with responsibility, and the military might be the place to look out for such men.

For instance, in August 2016, the US Navy and the Marines had an aircraft carrier sent to Libya to bomb IS bases. Most probably this was a White Hat operation, not ordered by Obama or Kerry. Then, in September, came the above mentioned refusal to “go bomb Syria,” to counteract Russia’s new Syrian offensive. This Pentagon would not do and it seems to be part of the same pattern, that of the White Hats not any longer doing the NWO’s bidding.

It is true that since then, President Trump has put “boots on the ground” in Syria, executing a kind of intervention with US troops. But the troop contingent is small, oh so small, and its operations aren’t “hot,” it is mostly a game of watching and overseeing things. A grey area war. All told, major war is still NOT in sight.

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To conceive of the military as “the good guys” might be hard for some. In general, after the Vietnam War era “Pentagon” is not a symbol of goodness. But that is because it was infiltrated by evil forces and led astray to fight imperialistic wars. At its core the life of a soldier is about loyalty to the Constitution, to serve; it is not about indulging in death and destruction.

Generals don’t start wars; politicians do. The political leadership decides on policy and who the enemies of the Constitution and the realm are. Now, it seems like the military has seen through the current, evil, Cabal-concocted policy and said no to further imperialistic wars. And in all this there is a tangibly spiritual element. Positive aliens are in on the deal. Archangel Michael wields the sword of justice and, on Earth, positive military and White Hats might be doing the same. On the web, you can for instance find this, a channeling of the selfsame Archangel Michael by Ron Head. In this post, there are some lines about “spiritual military leadership”, like this:
Now it is time for us to speak to you about military matters. You will see almost all of your star brothers and sisters wearing a uniform of some sort. During your long history of conflict, you have learned that to mean conquest. In more peaceful societies, it means service.
This has to be underlined: a soldier’s uniform is the symbol of his willingness to serve. It is not about dominance and haughtiness per se. This is symbolic of the emerging role of “white hats” military we see, backed by spiritual forces.

Does indeed the Pentagon White Hats and all have divine backing? In the above-mentioned post from 2012 David Wilcock intimates it:
Top insiders have now confirmed that everyone in the Pentagon is now aware that some form of Divine Intervention is happening – regardless of what side they are on. – Most of them don’t know who is responsible. Even the ‘bad guys’ are now saying it could be ‘Angels or Aliens’ doing this stuff.
As for indicia of positive aliens being around on Earth since time immemorial, see the previous chapters of this study. Divine presence is no news to the well-read mystic. Thus, we could now be witnessing the Heavenly Host backing up military forces in cleaning out the Cabal. We are seeing “war in Heaven, war on Earth” in our very lifetimes.

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In this post, it is speculated how the US military seems to be in for a political role. For its part, this will not mean the declaring of Martial Law. For, it is said, such a move would spoil the good cause forever. Rather, what we might be seeing now is a “benevolent and silent coup d’état”. If so, it would – as intimated above – be a discreet “veto coup,” a case of the military putting down the foot to the forces of evil, saying, “No more of your shenanigans, now we’ll ensure a restoration of Constitutional rule”.

This should be the road ahead. But things can't be done discreetly forever. At some point in time a Responsible Man must go in and take action. However, for certain “image reasons” it isn’t so easy. As we just intimated (no declaring of Martial Law) the military can’t just go in and take over; that would meet public resistance. In “Matthew’s Messages” of 1 October 2021 the problem is addressed in this way:
The ... Deep State [is] operating the government; and the military forces, which pledge to serve the Constitution, are holding them at bay, so to say. While it’s clear to most of the commanders and knowledgeable others that the country cannot continue in this dysfunctional manner, it is not yet clear how to change it with the least amount of disruption and confusion and avoid cries of ‘military coup.’
This has to be mentioned for the record. The US military, with the army in focus, right now has image problems. With a little historical overview you could say: after WWII the goodwill of the US military soared sky high; after Vietnam it surged low. In the 80s and 90s it had a resurgence but this was spoiled after Iraq 2.0 and the Wikileaks film, “Collateral Murder”. Now the US military has retreated from Iraq; at home it sometimes rattles its arms along with the police, rendering it a not-so-favorable image in the public eye. These actions may be lawful and constitutional – but are they popular, are they given the right propagandistic “spin”...?

In short, the US Military needs to become more popular before it can assist positive forces in taking down the Cabal... and this “image-brush up” might take some time.



Related
No Risk for Major War
Commanders (2018)
Burning Magnesium (2018)
Ernst Jünger -- A Portrait (2014)

måndag 22 november 2021

Fjortonårsjubileum

In Swedish. -- Idag är det fjortonårsjubileum för bloggen.



Denna blogg startades 22 november 2007.

Och idag är det 22 november 2021.

Med andra ord: idag är det fjortonårsjubileum.

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Avsikten med bloggen var från början detta: promota mina böcker.

Men jag förstod tidigt att, för en effektiv promotion, så måste man varva reklamen med andra inlägg.

Och denna affärsidé har stått sig. Bloggen innehåller, nu som förr, promo blandat med "allt annat".

Nedan ges några länkar till bloggen genom åren. Det blir ett och annat promotion-inlägg. Plus "allt annat".

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2007: bloggrelaterat: första inlägget
2008: Uppsala: prosaskiss
2009: följetong: Gripenbergs sol
2010: "flash fiction": kortnovell
2011: memoar: Christina Lindberg
2012: recension: Metropolis
2013: råd: hur man botar oro och ångest

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2014: promo: Eld och rörelse
2015: lästips: antiken
2016: dikt: Tomma rum i tomma hus
2017: modellbygge: Antropolis
2018: promo: sf-bok presenterad på svenska
2019: lästips: blandat
2020: sf-historia: Nova SF
2021: tradition: nationaldagspredikan


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Det om detta. Välkommen att följa bloggen i framtiden. Bloggen kommer nog att fortsätta. Dvs., om Gud så vill.

Nåja, det har ju gått bra i fjorton år; det ska förhoppningsvis fortsätta som förr. Generellt kan jag säga: nu som förr har bloggen ingen masterplan. Allt går i stort sett hipp som happ. Förutom "promo varvat med övrigt material" så har jag ingen strikt vision för det hela.

Och det har, på sätt och vis, varit bloggens styrka. Det har aldrig varit ett enstaka syfte med bloggen. Mix, blandning, hodge-podge, bouillabaisse: detta har varit det oskrivna idealet. Detta skapar en alkemisk reaktion som, om inte direkt leder till guld, är rätt tilltalande. Denna mix har gett bloggen en obeskrivlig karaktär.



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Det flammande svärdet
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söndag 14 november 2021

Boknytt: Ernst Jünger -- en biografi (Svensson 2021)

In Swedish. -- Nu har min Jüngerbok kommit i en svensk version. Titeln är Ernst Jünger -- en biografi. Förlaget är Logik.



Köp boken på Logik

Köp boken på Amazon.se



Äntligen är det alltså dags för en svensk version av min Jüngerbok. Den kom, som alla vet, först på engelska 2014 som Ernst Jünger -- A Portrait. Denna svenska version återger allt som den engelska versionen säger, plus en del till. Såsom information om den speciellt svenska receptionen.

I ankdammen Sverige är Jünger den värsta bad boy som tänkas kan. Patrik Ehn blev ju utesluten ur SD pga. att han vurmade för Jünger (se bokens kapitel 4). Och tidigare i år, 2021, myntades begreppet "yxhögern" av en f.d. socialdemokratisk minister sedan en SvD-skribent citerat Jünger.

Med andra ord: Jünger är och förblir kontroversiell i detta land. Det bara är så.

Hur som helst: nu får Sverige sin första Jüngerbiografi någonsin. Heidegrens bok om Jüngers roll i Weimarrepubliken, samt den om Ernst och brodern Fritz, täcker en del. Men inte allt. Summa summarum, detta är den första heltäckande biografin över Jünger på svenska. En bok som Sverige av idag behöver, menar vi blygsamt.

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Boken inleds med ett biografiskt kapitel. Sedan följer kapitel om den kontroversielle Jünger, lika med nationalisten och militaristen. Sedan gås centrala verk såsom romaner och diverse essäer igenom. Sedan följer specialkapitel inriktade på ämnen som historia, konst, religion etc, allt ur Jüngers synvinkel.

För att annars karaktärisera denna bok, hur göra? Tja, man kan till exempel citera ett lovord den engelska versionen fått på Amazon.com: "Köp!"

Kort sagt, nu är den här, en epokgörande Jüngerbok på svenska. Med sitt exklusiva omslag av Jünger som tidlös gestalt i ett heroiskt landskap. Och med ett register; detta fanns inte i den engelska utgåvan.

Som sagt: Sverige behöver en Jüngerbok som denna, så är det bara. Jüngers centrala verk har översatts till svenska från 1950 och framåt. Han har en rätt stor skara fans i detta land. Och ska man läsa en biografi över mannen finns annars bara tyska böcker. Och väldigt få i detta land läser tyska. Så du som gillar Jünger och vill veta mer, du är i stort sett hänvisad till Ernst Jünger -- en biografi, utgiven på Logik i detta nådens år 2021.



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Relaterat
Bokens sida på Logik
Den engelska versionen
Smakprov: Om romanen Heliopolis
Smakprov: Om romanen På Marmorklipporna
Smakprov: Jünger och religionen



fredag 12 november 2021

Astral War -- some informal remarks

We have spoken about "Astral War" before on this blog. Like here and here. Now for some more deliberations on the subject.



As we have said before, "Astral War" can be defined as "propaganda war," "psychic war," "Kulturkampf," et cetera. It is a rather silent, rather discreet kind of war.

In this post we will look at diverse aspects of the Astral War. We will begin with the angle of Astral War Today, continue with Astral War Myths, and close with Astral War Tactics.

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The Astral War has raged since the beginning of time, when man’s souls were enveloped in materiality, in corporeal bodies, in the 3d duality of mine-yours; body-mind, good-bad, me here-God there, etc.

Parallel to this, there has always been a striving back to spiritual realms, Nirvana, and godhead. A special terminology pertains to this: the fall into corporeality is the involution, the way back to godhead is the true evolution.

This might sound easy and clear-cut but there are aspects of it that needs to be discussed. For instance, will all of humanity evolve, raise out of materiality and strive for heaven? We surmise that this will not be the case. A large part of humanity is not disposed for spiritualism. They are stuck in atheistic, STS negativity. [STS = "Service to Self" = mindless egotism.]

Thus, you could say that humanity is facing “the great divide”. On the one hand, we have STO ["Service to Others" = mindfulness] disposed mystics acknowledging that they have a soul and that reality is structured in layers from 3d and up, being more immaterial and more real as up we go. On the other hand, we have atheist STS people denying the spiritual side of reality, only seeing 3d reality, only seeing material reality, reducing everything to what we see with our material senses, denying the capacity of intuition.

However, “great divide” or not, you might say that human civilization with time has gained an increased element of “idealism, conceptuality, mentality”. Ideas and abstract concepts play a larger role today than yesterday. At least, we see this in the realm of warfare, which is the subject of this chapter. Reading the Wikipedia side on “Fourth-generation Warfare” we are presented with the theory that today’s conflicts are not merely focused on regular forces in combat, it is also about “psychological warfare, especially through media manipulation and lawfare” [sic]. The last concept is about using law as a weapon, like delegitimizing the enemy through a legal process. And “media manipulation” is of course giving the events a certain spin, it is about propaganda, about portraying blue forces as saints and red forces as demons from hell.

If Fourth-Generation Warfare is the war of today, it also has tangible elements of terrorist attacks, guerillas and such. But the propaganda war element is the most important one, we suggest. In the successive major, all-out wars from the 30 Year’s War through the Coalition Wars and WW1 and WW2, the propaganda element has played an increasing role. Then, as we propose in Actionism, today there will not be any more major shooting wars like WW2. After 1945 the trend goes down, both regarding longevity of conflict and the number of dead. However, the propaganda war today is more intense than ever.

The wars fought today are rather low-intense but every single shot is mythologized beyond belief, given media spin so that the common news consumer thinks that Harmageddon is nigh. Of course, there will not be a major warlike cataclysm, it can’t be after Earth ascended in 2011. But try to tell that to the media-drugged, materialist zombie.

This is the modern war, this is propaganda war, this is the astral war today regarding world events of a warlike kind. It is not about what tangibly happens, it is about what people believe happens.

So, how to rectify this? How to turn people away from letting their souls be the battlefield of this war?

As intimated it is nearly useless to say to people that a single 7.62 cartridge fired in a MENA desert doesn’t mean that WW3 is looming.

Again, it is about the Great Divide. Negative people will always be hooked to this kind of news. However, finally, when mankind at large is ready for creating “paradise on Earth,” then these other, STS people might be given the opportunity to translocate to a grand-scale, parallel world VR simulation to live out the remains of their negativism, duality and fear. The rest of mankind, STO disposed, of positive and spiritual mindset, can then create their spiritual civilization undisturbedly.

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Now for the subject of Astral War Myths.

To a modern mind, “myth” means “a lie, something made up”. However, in a more archaic, holistic vein, “myth” is golden. You could say that a story being labeled as myth has “graduated” – it has become immortal, an astral world narrative, a dreamworld story. A legend.

In this respect myths are 4d stories, stories with soul. Conversely, stories merely pertaining to 3d are conditioned, “all too human,” banal.

So, in search of stories pertaining to the astral war, what do we find? Inspiring stories, morally guiding stories? Stories about the forces of light fighting the Demiurge? – To begin with, we find this story by Robert A. Heinlein, the novella Lost Legacy (anthologized in Assignment in Eternity, 1953). It is about a group of academics feeling fenced in by reductionist psychology. They discover anomalies in the concept and then become spiritual adepts fighting the cabal of materialist, nihilist operators ruling the land.

The group in question challenges behaviorism, the “man machine” paradigm. Next, they venture into esotericism, they learn about will controlling thought, and they become spiritual supermen. It is a bit simplistic – but – we’d say, show us another SF story telling about this in such a succinct and readable manner. In Science Fiction Seen From the Right we said that Heinlein, with this story,
… can be seen as an informal teacher of esotericism – indeed, even better, a myth-maker for the coming golden age of spirituality, depicting as he does how the group our trio joins gets embroiled in a psychic struggle all over the land, a fight between the forces of Light and Dark. This is unique – because, fiction on the theme of spiritual elevation and the fight between willpowered Light and desire-driven Darkness, is a rare thing indeed, in and out of the SF field. However, maybe Edward Bulwer-Lytton in The Coming Race (1871) and Frederick S. Oliver in A Dweller on Two Planets (1905) come close to the dramatic spirituality of Lost Legacy.

[Svensson 2016, p 24-25]
If we should mention another, equally pertinent story it will be C. S. Lewis’s That Hideous Strength (1947). It has the same theme of determined Responsible Men fighting chauvinist nihilism. And, as well as Lost Legacy was footed in post-war USA, That Hideous Strength captures post war England with some charm. It is about a university being forced to give way to a modern research institute, it is about an old wood, Merlin and a spiritual leader in the form of the space-farer Elwin Ransom, known from Lewis’s sf sagas Out of the Silent Planet and Perelandra, to which That Hideous Strength forms a finale.

In Science Fiction Seen From the Right we said this of Lewis’s book, for instance holding it above 1984 and Brave New World, two other British novels discussing the nature of nihilism. We said that these two novels…
… tend to indulge in the evil, antagonistic sides of the plot while Lewis’s novel along with showing us evil shows us a way out. Lewis has balanced the incredible with the eminently relatable. Orwell’s and Huxley’s novels were dramatically credible in stressing how “the enemy is well organized” but Lewis, in showing the power of The Common People, of the echo in medieval vaults and of acknowledging the Light, is more relevant to the era of Sat Yuga we live in today, the Era of Truth following on the Iron Age of Kali Yuga having just ended.

[Svensson 2016, p. 57]
This is very important. In fighting evil, you can’t just indulge in the fight per se. You have to have a vision of what to replace it with. To merely fight evil and praise victory over it is equal to power positivism, to acknowledge nothing beyond 3d realities. This merely leads you to become another tyrant.

The vertical dimension is always important. To acknowledge that reality is structured from “less real” to “more real” is essential for any worldview. If not, then everything gets embroiled in relativism, in the social, horizontal dimension, the realm of “human, all too human”.

As we saw above, the Heinlein and Lewis stories in question had this perspective. Their heroes fought the Demiurge with an ontologically footed ethic.

They were, indeed, astral warriors.

What more examples of such astral war myths do we have?

You might think of some stories of Philip K. Dick. He didn’t tell about such clear-cut astral fights as the above but he did approach other key elements of the struggle. Like acknowledging the Gnostic perspective of souls being caught in the material world, acknowledging esotericism, acknowledging God.

Dick’s opus is complex and we portrayed it from the view of esotericism in Science Fiction Seen from the Right. And this excerpt captures the gist of it, of Dick first writing the novel Galactic Pot-Healer in 1968, about an unhappy man being approached by a god. Then virtually the same thing happens in Dick’s everyday reality, in 1974, portrayed in the novel VALIS (1981). This novel gives you a theophany, a vision of God.

This is authoritative esotericism. This is Swedenborg in his Dream Diary, “The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa,” Isaiah seeing “new heavens and a new Earth”. It is incomparable in its vision of the divine, of Being, of That Which Is, that which ontologically can’t be questioned. It is supreme bliss and rest.

VALIS is a relatable theophany. The best of Dick’s opus was “serious fiction in popular form” and this gloriously applies to VALIS, a book in under 300 pages giving us both a story and a mystic’s vision of the world. The appendix has a 52-paragraph, 15-page philosophical statement, the summary of Dick’s Gnostic studies and divine experience.

VALIS underlines this: that the battlefield of the astral war is you and your soul. VALIS is the story of a man in agony; the divine experience doesn’t enlighten and enliven him, not at first. Rather, he regrets having been illuminated by the divine light and then being left out in the cold, the divine experience cooling off, as it were. With time, after Dick had digested his 1974 experience more fully, he became more placid and tranquil, more “spiritual”.

That said, VALIS can be a trying read, of going through all of Dick’s interpretations and misinterpretations of his experience – but – all things considered, it has value as such, as a document of a divine experience. Again, it is like Swedenborg’s Dream Diary which also was about a man in agony, haunted by visions that, in the end, illuminated and elevated its recipient.

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Now, on to Astral War Tactics...

The concept of “astral war” doesn’t occur in this author’s recent essay, Actionism – How to Become a Responsible Man. We used the term “frequency war;” this is the same as astral war. So – for all its worth, Actionism can be seen as a virtual astral war handbook for the keen individual. It is a pre-school in astral warfare.

“How shall I live?” This is the timeless question of morality. Actionism tries to give an answer to this. It paints the same ontological background as the book you’re now reading, that of God being a fusion of light-imbued will, thought, and passion. As fragments of the divine light we soul-endowed humans must sum up our will and let it guide thought. Additionally, we must affirm the role of passion to give the whole operation color and pizazz, warmth, and compassion.

The role of the will is important. Hitherto, excepting Nietzsche, it has been virtually eradicated from the realm of ethics as a central concept. Actionism wants to change this, by stressing that will, pure will, always is free. It spontaneously chooses light. Conversely, “a bound will” is equal to desire and indulging in darkness.

So, stop deliberating on “whether there is a free will or not”. By having the perspective of “a hierarchy of realities,” ethics is put on its feet. Will is free, will is divine. Sum up your will and let it guide thought, let will fuse with thought into a higher amalgam of Will-Thought.

Do this, and you will become a spiritual superman. This is the virtual astral war armor.

So then, what more to say on “astral war armor, astral war tactics, astral war survival for the common operator”? – You might need to remark on the latter wording and stress that in this war there are no “common operators,” no “random observers” and the like. Conscious presence is the only ideal, mindful engagement is the only way. To sit by and think that things will rectify themselves is not an option. The battlefield is you, stick to the program.

A general advice when operating conceptually, when fighting a frequency war, is this one from Saul Alinsky: a good tactic is one that you and your friends enjoy. This highlights the element of inspiration; some kind of creative joy, of spiritual uplift, must be present when fighting the astral war, when fighting the Demiurge, when fighting for the light against the dark. Conversely, activities that drain you or energy must be avoided.

Details aside, since the battlefield is you, every emotion, every breath, every single nano-second of your existence counts. Sum up your will, take a deep, gentle, breath, say I AM – and so you’re ready for anything.

This author’s creed can be summarized as holism, intuition, will-driven ethics. As for the first term, holism, it is about seeing wholes, the big picture. For its part, Borderline was an essay exploring holistic science, art, and ethics – and, conversely, advocating against reductionism on the scientific level. To reduce phenomena into cases possible to study in a controlled situation might give us mastery of material nature, 3d reality, but it will not give us an ontologically viable world-view.

Aspects like these (holistic science, art and ethics) were covered in Borderline. Then, to take the reductionist-holistic dichotomy into the realm of astral war, our advice is: when venturing into mythical realms, into subjects of gods, myths and legends, don’t fall into reductionist patterns. To reduce, say, a god into “social factors” is madness; it is applying a horizontal, human, conditioned perspective on a phenomenon that is vertical, essentially real and unconditioned. It is seeing the astral from a material point of view. It is reductionism gone awry.



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Science Fiction Seen From the Right
The Coming Race
Pic: Astral War Decorations

lördag 6 november 2021

Ny bok

In Swedish. -- Min Jüngerbok finns nu på svenska. Se bilden ovan, se bokens sida på Logik.se.



Logik har nu gett ut min Jüngerbiografi på svenska.

Titeln är Ernst Jünger -- en biografi.

Sidantalet är 326. Priset är 279:-. Du köper den här.

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Ett längre inslag om denna bok kommer senare på bloggen. Här ska bara sägas: boken är utgiven nu och den är fenomenalt bra. Innehållet är detsamma som i den engelska versionen, plus en och annan ytterligare uppgift och aspekt.

Vad gäller omslaget på denna svenska utgåva så har det uppstått en del reaktioner. Men förvisso var det så att designern ville göra något annorlunda än "frontsoldat Jünger i VK1", som annars är normen i dessa sammanhang. -- Omslaget har alltså en viss idé; det är ett konstnärligt genomtänkt omslag, välmålat och med otypiskt. Ni får vänja er vid det; jag har gjort det...

Att min Jüngerbok nu finns på svenska är en glad nyhet för envar Jüngerälskare.



Relaterat
Ernst Jünger -- en biografi på Logik.se
Den engelska versionen

tisdag 2 november 2021

Rapport: Logikdagen i Älgarås 30/10 2021

In Swedish. -- Logik förlag höll ett event på Svenskarnas hus i slutet av oktober. "Logikdagen" kallades det. En hel dag ägnad åt förlaget och några av dess författare. Jag var en av de inbjudna. Det hela blev mycket lyckat. Här är min rapport. -- Det ska påpekas att detta inte är någon "officiell" rapport; detta är mina, LS, intryck av evenemanget. Detta är Svenssonrapporten och inget annat...! -- Teckningen är gjord av signaturen Bergadotter. Och föreställer mig där jag står på scenen och håller mitt bejublade tal.



Någonstans söder om Sundsvall hajade jag till lite. På bilradion hörde jag gitarr-riff av omisskännlig prägel. Kan det vara... det måste vara... jo, det var Accept. Det hörde jag om inte annat när Udos hesa röst kom in i mixen: Balls... to... the... Wall!

Rockklassiker är med andra ord min favoritstation. De få gånger jag lyssnar på radio. Som när jag kör bil.

De spelade även Troggs "Wild Thing". Den enda rocklåten någonsin med ett lergökssolo... Och Linda Perrys "What's Up". En episk sång som fångade tidskänslan under tidigt 90-tal. Och som nu fått tidlös prägel.

Efter att ha fått mig dessa tre låtar till livs tröttnade jag. Stängde av radion. Och körde vidare genom mörkret. Med endast "däcksurr mot asfalt" som ackompanjemang.

Mörk höstväg, ensam i min bil... men jag stortrivdes. Jag skulle ju till Svenskarnas hus i Älgarås. För Logikdagen. Dit jag, jämte några andra författare, var inbjuden.

Mulet men milt och uppehållsväder: perfekt. Fram på dagen blev det även lite sol.

Så det hela var något av en repris på mitt event där 2019: att vara inbjuden till Älgarås av DFS för att pusha böcker. Då gällde det "Ett rike utan like; nu gällde det en bok som hade sin release just under detta event, en svensk version av min Jüngerbok.

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Långkörning en höstdag, rastplatser och bensinmackar... jag roade mig kungligt. Nåväl; bilderna som ges efter inlägget, efter själva texten, de inledande bilderna från resan ner -- de kanske inte basunerar ut något jubel direkt. Men ändå. Jag var ju på väg till ett länge efterlängtat, länge inplanerat evenemang... "Riding down the highway, going to a show" liksom; detta sammanfattar läget utomordentligt bra.

Resan gick utan incidenter. Vid ett-tiden parkerade jag framför Svenskarnas hus. Förra gången var det vitt, nu var det mer stilenligt rött med svarta knutar. En del andra detaljer var fixade nu; förra gången var huset cirka 90% färdigt, nu var det så gott som helt färdigt. In alles är Svenskarnas hus en kajplats i tillvaron för nationalister, ett tempel för svenskhetens bevarande.

Väl framme mötte jag Björn Björkqvist, Logiks chef, som jag inte träffat IRL förut. Men vi började snacka, mest praktiska saker till att börja med. Men på det hela taget var detta möte både nyttigt och trevligt. Man måste mötas IRL då och då, även i internetåldern. Så är det bara.

Senare träffade jag även Magnus Söderman, grundare av DFS ihop med Dan Eriksson. Magnus hade jag haft kontakt med tidigare men aldrig mött IRL förr så nu var det på tiden att skaka hand. Och snacka om ditt och datt. Väldigt givande och trevligt på hela taget.

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Jag skulle hålla mitt tal 1800. Före det skulle andra hålla sina tal. Så det fanns tid att fräscha upp sig och mingla. Jag träffade då Henrik Jonasson, konstnären mm; ett möte jag sett fram emot. Vi snackade en del, kanske mest jag som gick på om konst och politik. Men Jonasson förenar detta alkemiskt och jag beundrar honom för det.

Jag pratade även lite med Tommy Ulmnäs, en av Logiks författare med samhällskritiska verk på sitt samvete. Jag sa bl.a att vi var likadant klädda, grå kavaj med polotröja; det är författaruniformen det...!

Najs att träffa var även G. A. Eriksson, som designat omslagen till mina Logikböcker. Även till den som kom ut denna dag, "Ernst Jünger -- en biografi". Återigen: man måste mötas IRL då och då, det ger så mycket mer än att bara kommunicera elektroniskt. Man får en helt annan helhetsbild av personer.

Jüngerboken fanns upplagd på ett bokbord. Och den var godkänd på alla sätt; man hade behövt snabba upp produktionen lite men slutresultatet var så bra som Logikböcker alltid är. Dvs. välgjord, en vara väl värd sitt pris.

Den boken skulle nu finnas att köpa, jämte mina Logikböcker samt några av Manticores böcker. Sedan folk köpt ex skulle man som författare signera dem, om folk så ville (och det ville de ju).

Med andra ord: jag var där för att tala. Och signera böcker. Och det gjorde jag.

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Bilden som kröner detta inlägg är som sagt ritad av Bergadotter. Som var där. Och tecknade av talarna. Det var nog en spontan grej, inget planerat (så vitt jag vet), men när jag efter eventet såg bilderna frågade jag om jag fick låna dem för denna rapport. Det fick jag och jag tackade på förhand. Nu tackar jag igen; dessa teckningar ger en najs touch åt det hela. Porträtten är väl fångade.

Så jag mötte henne där och växlade några ord. Och vid samma bord pratade jag lite med Älvskald, trubaduren som även skulle uppträda. Vi var bekanta via twitter innan så det föll sig naturligt att samtala om ditt och datt. Såsom konst och politik. Konst inspirerar till politik; politik inspirerar till konst. Anser jag. Det är en alkemisk mix av oslagbar typ.

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Innan jag skulle hålla mitt tal fick jag i all vänlighet frågan om jag var nervös, om jag hade koll på vad jag skulle säga. Men, honest to God, talet var det jag oroade mig minst för denna dag. Den mer handfasta logistiken (resa osv.) hade jag ägnat en del energi åt innan denna stora dag, denna D-dag, 30/10. Men talet kunde jag planera i lugn och ro utan att binda mig vid något manus. Jag har iofs en del erfarenhet som talare; det hjälper, det skapar ett visst lugn. För detta tal hade jag själv valt ett mycket övergripande tema, "Mitt författarskap", men exakt vad jag skulle säga visste jag inte. Medan tiden tickade ner till 1800 tänkte jag igenom olika infallsvinklar. Till slut kom jag på det: detta att man som kreativ människa inte behöver tänka så mycket på "vad är jag för en konstnär egentligen". Min bror Robert brukade noja över det där men jag sa, då, när han levde, att "strunt i det, kör på bara, skapa, sedan får andra sätta etiketten".

Han lyssnade nog inte på det. För han återvände gång på gång till sitt "va é ja för en konstnär egentligen"... Men för mig har den motsatta vägen, "att avstå från att exakt definiera vad man är för en typ av författare", bara hjälpt mig. Dvs. man ska ju veta vad man vill med sin konst -- men detta "vad man vill" kan vara svårt att fånga i ord, annat än i "alla de 40.000 ord" en bok innehåller. Så det blir som Gödels teorem: den kortaste beskrivningen av, eller "receptet för" ett system är -- systemet självt.

Med denna vinkel (minus Gödel) kunde jag så gå på scenen kl 18 och babbla om skrivande och liknande. Samt om dagens stora boksläpp, Jüngerboken, samt några andra Logikböcker såsom "Burning Magnesium". Jag knöt ihop det rätt snyggt på de 30 minuter jag hade fått mig tilldelad. Och folk sa sig vara nöjda med vad jag sagt. -- På bilden ses jag hålla en diminutiv mikrofon; den skulle ha suttit som ett headset men fungerade bäst att hålla så där. Ansåg jag.

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Mingel, signering... man träffar en del folk på detta sätt. Läsare; väldigt trevligt. -- Man kan säga: folk som läser denna blogg, som läser mina böcker, svenskar och folk i utlandet (England, USA...) -- alla är del i min lilla krets... vad jag kryptiskt brukar tänka på som "Svensson's People". Det är en vag, svårdefinerad grupp, men den finns där -- och kommer möjligen att finnas även sedan jag lämnat det jordiska. Folk som vill ha något mer än statskulturens klichéer, som vill ha verk i gråzonen mellan konst och politik, politik och konst. Folk som läser mina böcker och andra texter och (förhoppningsvis) vill återkomma för att få mer.

Sådana människor träffade jag i Huset denna dag. Alla med någon intressant fråga eller synvinkel.

Jag var där för att ge dessa människor "a piece of me". Ge dem handpåläggning, nästan. Sätta sin signatur i en bok. Jag erkänner att detta har kraft. Jag var själv imponerad av att träffa sf-rörelsens storheter en gång i världen -- IRL, på kongress. Såsom Bertil Mårtensson. Så man får erkänna sin roll i detta spel och spela med.

Och här spelade spelet sig nästan själv vid det här laget. Arrangemanget, med Björn i spetsen, och med DFS och funktionärernas tysta arbete, fungerade bra. Vi fick ju även mat i form av kallskuret vid femtiden; därtill fanns bar, ständigt öppen. Så ska det vara på ett event av detta slag. Och när det sista talet hållits vid åttatiden så fortsatte evenemanget av sig självt med mingel och möten.

Jag hade fått ut det jag skulle av dagen. Förmodligen hade även de andra fått ut det de ville ha av mig. At your service...! Så jag kunde slutligen ta farväl av Björn och Huset och alla. Och åka till min övernattning på punkt X. Supernajs, lite sömn kunde behövas... Och sedan, nästa morgon, ny start i gryningen och hem. En hemresa som gick utan incidenter. Vid Sundsvall kom regnet -- men under resan ner och under eventet var det uppehåll och milt, så vädergudarna var typ på vår sida under denna oförglömliga dag... Logikdagen 2021.



Bildgalleri




1. Funktionellt klädd bilförare




2. Gissa bilmärket




3. Exotisk rastplats i Gävle: Gävlebro, byggd som en bro över E4




4. Ännu en rastplats, någonstans i Sveriges hjärtland




5. Huset i sin nuvarande skepnad




6. Jag (th) och Henrik Jonasson, vars konstverk syns i bakgrunden




7. Boksläpp denna dag: "Ernst Jünger -- en biografi" [finns nu att köpa på Logik.se]




8. Tommy Ulmnäs håller sitt tal; teckning av Bergadotter




9. Magnus Söderman håller sitt tal; som ovan




10. Talare med publik; som ovan




11. Från hemresan... vid det 24-timmarsöppna CircleK i Kumla



Relaterat
Eventet 2019
Rob
Bertil Mårtensson
Ett rike utan like

måndag 18 oktober 2021

Seven years of blogging in English

A little walk down memory lane...



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).

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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.)

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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)
2019: Fire
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?

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And that was it. God willing, I will continue posting -- on this blog -- in English -- and in Swedish. Join me in the light!



Related
Borderline
Poesy
Painting by Robert Svensson, showing Chinese lights over a waterfall

onsdag 6 oktober 2021

Primordial History: Chapter Four: Egypt

This is episode four of our primordial series; it is also the last of the series. Now we go to Egypt, the land of pharaohs, hieroglyphs, and pyramids.



Index to the whole series
1. Hyperborea
2. Lemuria
3. Atlantis



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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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
1. Hyperborea
2. Lemuria
3. Atlantis



Sources for this episode
Melchizedek, Drunvalo. The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life, vol 1. 1998



Related
Chapter Three: Atlantis
Good Reads, September 2019
Borderline

söndag 3 oktober 2021

Primordial History: Chapter Three: Atlantis

The primordial series continues. Now we go to Atlantis.



Index to the whole series
1. Hyperborea
2. Lemuria
4. Egypt



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.

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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.

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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.

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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].

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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In the next chapter we will take a closer look at Egypt.



Sources
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



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