Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fulfilling the dream of Julian the Emperor

                                                                                                     The Julian Society

I swear to God in the name of King Helios that as long as my breathe exists I will work to restore Paganism as a major world religion and will combat all the conspiracy and the suppression that is being done against it.

Sauram or Magi is back- The ancient solar cult which worships the Sun god as the Supreme Lord of the Universe

"The Suryaites or Sauras are followers of a Hindu denomination that started in Vedic tradition, and worship Surya as the main visible form of the Saguna Brahman. The Saura religion was influential in times of old but declined between the 12th and 13th century CE and today remains as a very small movement."

"The Saura sect that worships Surya as the supreme person of godhead and saguna brahman doesn't accept the Trimurti as they believe Surya is God. Earlier forms of the Trimurti sometimes included Surya instead of Brahma, or as a fourth above the Trimurti, of whom the other three are manifestations; Surya is Brahma in the morning, Vishnu in the afternoon and Shiva in the evening. Surya was also a member of the original Vedic Trimurti, which included Agni and Vayu. Some Sauras worship either Vishnu or Shiva as manifestations of Surya, others worship the Trimurti as a manifestation of Surya, and others exclusively worship Surya alone."

Sunday, 19 October 2014

From Penrose to Theurgy

Sir Roger Penrose and his ideas has left a huge influence on my life right from my teenage. I knew that one of the greatest problems facing biology was What is consciousness?  and all the leading biologists of that time had sidelined this issue by postulating their own theories as to how consciousness arises in the human brain without giving a scientific definition for consciousness.

And as I was researching I found the man whom I was looking for its none other than Sir Roger Penrose and he was saying something very interesting things about consciousness. Consciousness involves Non-computable ingredients - Roger Penrose.

Penrose put forward a more robust proof against strong AI first argued by J.R Lucas in his 1959 paper Mind, Machines and Gödel and hence Penrose argument is known generally as the Lucas-Penrose argument about Gödel's theorem.

This is one of most straight forward proof that strong AI is impossible which was put forward by Sir Roger Penrose.

Here is a summary of the new argument (this summary closely follows that given in Chalmers (1995: 3.2), as this is the clearest and most succinct formulation of the argument I know of): (1) suppose that “my reasoning powers are captured by some formal system F,” and, given this assumption, “consider the class of statements I can know to be true.”  (2) Since I know that I am sound, F is sound, and so is F’, which is simply F plus the assumption (made in (1)) that I am F (incidentally, a sound formal system is one in which only valid arguments can be proven).  But then (3) “I know that G(F’) is true, where this is the Gödel sentence of the system F’” (ibid).  However, (4) Gödel’s first incompleteness theorem shows that F’ could not see that the Gödel sentence is true.  Further, we can infer that (5) I am F’ (since F’ is merely F plus the assumption made in (1) that I am F), and we can also infer that I can see the truth of the Gödel sentence (and therefore given that we are F’, F’ can see the truth of the Gödel sentence). That is, (6) we have reached a contradiction (F’ can both see the truth of the Gödel sentence and cannot see the truth of the Gödel sentence).  Therefore, (7) our initial assumption must be false, that is, F, or any formal system whatsoever, cannot capture my reasoning powers.
There are arguments and counter-arguments to this proof and some strongly criticized his works to which Penrose has humbly replied to all their criticisms. I knew that the scientific community is not going to take him seriously and that due to their own biased and intellectually dishonest attitude they will never test his hypothesis leaving no confirmation bias whatsoever. Penrose strongly urged to the scientific community that the phenomena of consciousness requires new non-computable physics which is so far unknown to us. He argued that the missing science of consciousness can be explained only by discovering that non-computable physics inherent in nature.

Apart from showing interest in science I equally had the same interest and curiosity in religion too and unlike most anti-religious people who simply discarded all religions as pure imaginations of a feeble mind I took the pain-staking approach of reading their scriptures and understanding the worldview of all religions and why do they believe and act like the way they do. One thing what I found out was that the main motivations for religious belief was not poverty or lower IQ or superstition but the main motivations of the more seriously religious people was there religious experiences of the divine. Ancient mystery schools was never like the modern established religions of the world and they truly possessed secret knowledge of the Platonic realm and the dogma of oriental philosophy is that Mind and Body are two different things. I speculated that what if this was the missing science of non-computable physics which Penrose is arguing so rigorously for decades and he is still arguing for it as these news articles show.

Roger Penrose says physics is wrong from string theory to Quantum mechanics.

Sir Roger Penrose: Cosmic Inflation is fantasy, Quantum mechanics is faith and string theory is fashion

Therefore I decided to test Penrose ideas once and for all and went on to practice theurgy after being seriously influenced by Roger Penrose and got confirmation of oriental philosophy and that the ancients were absolutely right about the existence of the Platonic realm. This is the direction of my research which scientists do not know.

From Penrose to Theurgy

How does this new Non-computable physics changes our view of the world? Well I'm afraid it changes our worldview in a drastic way and affirms the statement made by Bernard D'Espagnat that 'What we call reality is only a state of mind'.

If [quantum theory] is correct, it signifies the end of physics as a science. Albert Einstein.

Science vs Theurgy

Dualistic theories of mind and body should be considered seriously and the model on the right is the new scientific model of the world. Its the end of Physics and the start of a new era of Theurgy - The science of the Gods.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Symbolic representation of Pleroma

First the • (Point), the Monad, Bythus (the Deep), the unknown and unknowable Father. Then the Δ (Triangle), Bythus and the first emanated pair or Duad, Nous (Mind) and its syzygy Aletheia (Truth). Then the □ (Square), the dual Duad, Tetractys or Quaternary, two males ||, the Logos (Word) and Anthrôpos (Man), two females, their syzygies, = Zoê (Life) and Ekklesia (the Church or Assembly), Seven in all. The Triangle the Potentiality of Spirit, the Square the Potentiality of Matter; the Vertical Straight Line the Potency of Spirit, and the Horizontal the Potency of Matter. Next comes the Pentagram ⋆, the Pentad, the mysterious symbol of the Manasáputras or Sons of Wisdom, which together with their syzygies make 10, or the Decad; and last of all, the Hexalpha or interlaced Triangles ✡ the Hexad, which with their syzygies make 12, or the Dodecad. Such are the Contents of the Pleroma or Completion, the Ideas in the Divine Mind, 28 in all, for Bythus or the Father is not reckoned, as it is the Root of all. The two small circles within the Pleroma are the syzygy Christos-Pneuma (Christ and the Holy Spirit); these are after-emanations, and, as such, from one aspect, typify the descent of Spirit to inform and evolve Matter, which essentially proceeds from the same source . . . The Circle of the Pleroma is bounded by a circumference emanated from Bythus (the Point), this is called the Horus (Boundary), Staurus (Stock, Stake, or Cross) and Metæcheus (Participator); it shuts off the Pleroma (or Completion) from the Hystêrema (the Inferiority or Incompletion), the larger from the smaller Circle, the Unmanifested from the Manifested. Within the Circle of the Hysterêma is the Square of primordial Matter, or Chaos, emanated by Sophia, called the Ektrôma (or Abortion). Above this is a Triangle, primordial Spirit, called the Common Fruit of the Pleroma, or Jesus, for to all below the Pleroma it appears as a unity. Notice how the Triangle and Square of the Hysterêma are a reflection of the Triangle and Square of the Pleroma. Finally, the plane of the paper, enclosing and penetrating all, is Sigê (Silence). 

— G.R.S. Mead & H.P. Blavatsky

This symbolism truly represents the doctrine of Valentinians and the Vedic Aryans that this world was created by the demiurge which is modelled based on the real Pleromic world. The symbol is allegorical and should not treated as a literal representation of the Pleroma. This symbol unites the Valentinian tradition with the Shukla Yajurveda tradition and I have this symbol on my car's rear window which truly represents our gnostic doctrine unifying both the traditions who want to send out the same message to the world.

Monday, 13 October 2014

The Wisdom of Jesus Ben Sira

Jesus Ben Sira 38-39

24 The wisdom of the scribe depends on the opportunity of leisure; and he who has little business may become wise. 25 How can he become wise who handles the plow, and who glories in the shaft of a goad, who drives oxen and is occupied with their work, and whose talk is about bulls? 26 He sets his heart on plowing furrows, and he is careful about fodder for the heifers. 27 So too is every craftsman and master workman who labors by night as well as by day; those who cut the signets of seals, each is diligent in making a great variety; he sets his heart on painting a lifelike image, and he is careful to finish his work. 28 So too is the smith sitting by the anvil, intent upon his handiwork in iron; the breath of the fire melts his flesh, and he wastes away in the heat of the furnace; he inclines his ear to the sound of the hammer, and his eyes are on the pattern of the object. He sets his heart on finishing his handiwork, and he is careful to complete its decoration. 29 So too is the potter sitting at his work and turning the wheel with his feet; he is always deeply concerned over his work, and all his output is by number. 30 He moulds the clay with his arm and makes it pliable with his feet; he sets his heart to finish the glazing, and he is careful to clean the furnace. 31 All these rely upon their hands, and each is skilful in his own work. 32 Without them a city cannot be established, and men can neither sojourn nor live there. 33 Yet they are not sought out for the council of the people, nor do they attain eminence in the public assembly. They do not sit in the judge's seat, nor do they understand the sentence of judgment; they cannot expound discipline or judgment, and they are not found using proverbs. 34 But they keep stable the fabric of the world, and their prayer is in the practice of their trade. 

1 On the other hand he who devotes himself to the study of the law of the Most High will seek out the wisdom of all the ancients, and will be concerned with prophecies; 2 he will preserve the discourse of notable men and penetrate the subtleties of parables; 3 he will seek out the hidden meanings of proverbs and be at home with the obscurities of parables. 4 He will serve among great men and appear before rulers; he will travel through the lands of foreign nations, for he tests the good and the evil among men. 5 He will set his heart to rise early to seek the Lord who made him, and will make supplication before the Most High; he will open his mouth in prayer and make supplication for his sins. 6 If the great Lord is willing, he will be filled with the spirit of understanding; he will pour forth words of wisdom and give thanks to the Lord in prayer. 7 He will direct his counsel and knowledge aright, and meditate on his secrets. 8 He will reveal instruction in his teaching, and will glory in the law of the Lord's covenant. 9 Many will praise his understanding, and it will never be blotted out; his memory will not disappear, and his name will live through all generations. 10 Nations will declare his wisdom, and the congregation will proclaim his praise; 11 if he lives long, he will leave a name greater than a thousand, and if he goes to rest, it is enough for him. 12 I have yet more to say, which I have thought upon, and I am filled, like the moon at the full. 13 Listen to me, O you holy sons, and bud like a rose growing by a stream of water; 14 send forth fragrance like frankincense, and put forth blossoms like a lily. Scatter the fragrance, and sing a hymn of praise; bless the Lord for all his works; 15 ascribe majesty to his name and give thanks to him with praise, with songs on your lips, and with lyres; and this you shall say in thanksgiving: 16 "All things are the works of the Lord, for they are very good, and whatever he commands will be done in his time." 17 No one can say, "What is this?" "Why is that?" for in God's time all things will be sought after. At his word the waters stood in a heap, and the reservoirs of water at the word of his mouth. 18 At his command whatever pleases him is done, and none can limit his saving power. 19 The works of all flesh are before him, and nothing can be hid from his eyes. 20 From everlasting to everlasting he beholds them, and nothing is marvelous to him. 21 No one can say, "What is this?" "Why is that?" for everything has been created for its use. 22 His blessing covers the dry land like a river, and drenches it like a flood. 23 The nations will incur his wrath, just as he turns fresh water into salt. 24 To the holy his ways are straight, just as they are obstacles to the wicked. 25 From the beginning good things were created for good people, just as evil things for sinners. 26 Basic to all the needs of man's life are water and fire and iron and salt and wheat flour and milk and honey, the blood of the grape, and oil and clothing. 27 All these are for good to the godly, just as they turn into evils for sinners. 28 There are winds that have been created for vengeance, and in their anger they scourge heavily; in the time of consummation they will pour out their strength and calm the anger of their Maker. 29 Fire and hail and famine and pestilence, all these have been created for vengeance; 30 the teeth of wild beasts, and scorpions and vipers, and the sword that punishes the ungodly with destruction; 31 they will rejoice in his commands, and be made ready on earth for their service, and when their times come they will not transgress his word. 32 Therefore from the beginning I have been convinced, and have thought this out and left it in writing: 33 The works of the Lord are all good, and he will supply every need in its hour. 34 And no one can say, "This is worse than that," for all things will prove good in their season. 35 So now sing praise with all your heart and voice, and bless the name of the Lord. 

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Research on Reincarnation and Rebirth

Dr. Rama Swamy has done extensive research for well over four decades on the subject of reincarnation and rebirth along with Ian Stevenson and others and his research and case studies proves that the transmigration of souls is an empirical fact and can be proved by hypnosis and other scientific methodologies. He has answered all your doubts on the subject of reincarnation and rebirth in his series of e-books available in Kannada and English which he is giving it for free for the welfare and betterment of humanity.

He calls for world peace by stating what's the point in fighting for religion, nationality, race, gender, colour, oil and other material goals when in reality you are not this body but a pure soul with no afflictions to any material attributes. The world will be a reasonable place if more and more people lose their individuality, their name, creed, gender, race, nationality and religion and identify themselves with the eternal soul and conduct themselves accordingly without showing any pride because all human beings are ONE and this world is an illusion.

Reincarnation Research Centre of Dr. Rama Swamy

He also argues that all mental diseases are not actually diseases at all instead repercussions from our past life experiences. His research are well reviewed and well cited with a loads of articles and evidence done by other psychologists around the globe and the author takes you to a fascinating set of case studies from near death experiences to the wide field of hypnotism and psychology.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Christianity is a mystery religion of Valentinian Christians

As a Valentinian Christian I love the Pauline epistles more than anything else in this world and I love Saint Paul. As a gentile I will defend him no matter what. I completely agree with everything in this video except the final conclusion in it. According to us Saint Paul truly received the highest pleromic revelation from the pneumatic Christ and was not motivated by other pagan mysteries like Isis and Serapis. For us he was not a false apostle of the church instead he was the great Apostle to the apostles, the great doctor of the church. Valentinian Christianity is the orthodox Christianity and all the other Catholic Christians, Protestant Christians, Mormonism and the countless different Christianities are plain wrong. I urge everyone to drop the Pastoral epistles from the Biblical canon. Christianity will live forever and spread worldwide and will be more appealing to the modern scientific world if all Christians see their religion as a mystery religion of Valentinian Christians. Pleroma literally exists and forms the body of Christ and the goal of ancient gnosticism was to return to it and lose your self identity to it.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Deity Yoga - Yidam Worship - Theurgy

The arrogant fools of the academic world and many ignorant believers and followers of eastern religions and western esotericism do not know that the gods of the pagans do exist literally and that one has to take their existence very seriously in order to completely understand their philosophical structure. I have been stating for a long time that there is an astonishing degree of similarities between Neoplatonism, Neoplatonic Christianity, Tibetan Buddhism and the historical Vedic religion and in relation to that these three terminologies Deity Yoga in the Vedic religion, Yidam worship in Tibetan Buddhism and Theurgy in Neoplatonism takes my argument to a much more solid level.

Deity Yoga

Yoga itself is a religion, its neither a set of philosophies or a set of stretchy exercises instead it is a set of rituals to achieve union with the pagan deities. 

At each and every step of sun salutations we utter magical spells to pagan gods silently in the mind.

1 ॐ मित्राय नमः om mitrāya namaḥ
2 ॐ रवये नमः om ravaye namaḥ
3 ॐ सूर्याय नमः om sūryāya namaḥ
4 ॐ भानवे नमः om bhānave namaḥ
5 ॐ खगाय नमः om khagāya namaḥ
6 ॐ पूष्णे नमः om pūṣṇe namaḥ
7 ॐ हिरण्यगर्भाय नमः om hiraṇya garbhāya namaḥ
8 ॐ मरीचये नमः om marīcaye namaḥ
9 ॐ आदित्याय नमः om ādityāya namaḥ
10 ॐ सवित्रे नमः om savitre namaḥ
11 ॐ अर्काय नमः om arkāya namaḥ
12 ॐ भास्कराय नमः om bhāskarāya namaḥ
13 ॐ श्रीसवितृसूर्यनारायणाय नमः om śrīsavitṛsūryanārāyaṇāya namaḥ

This generates a great efficacy in the transformation of our subtle bodies, nadis, pranic flow currents and chakras and pleases the pagan deities existing inside our subtle bodies who aid us in our spiritual enlightenment and in this way we attain the knowledge and wisdom of all the secret mysteries of the cosmos and gain mastery over nature and not become its slaves.

Yidam worship

Most secular Buddhists like Stephen Batchelor and Sam Harris and followers of Theravada Buddhism are not aware of the fact there are deities in Buddhism which exist literally and are not just symbolic or mere creations of the human mind. The modern world blurred by the scientific attitude looks so stupid in front of these traditions which possess ageless wisdom and truths about cosmos.

                         Hundred peaceful and wrathful deities of Tibetan Buddhism

What is Yidam practice?

Yidam (Tib. ཡི་དམ་, Wyl. yi dam; Skt. iṣṭadevatā) — one of the three roots, the tutelary or chosen meditation deity, which is the root of spiritual accomplishment. Yidams are often classified according to whether they appear in peaceful and wrathful form. 

Sogyal Rinpoche writes:

"In Tibetan Buddhism practitioners will have a yidam, that is, a practice of a particular buddha or deity with which they have a strong karmic connection, which for them is an embodiment of the truth, and which they invoke as the heart of their practice. Since in their practice they have recognized the yidam as the natural radiance of the enlightened mind, they are able to view the appearances with this recognition, and let them arise as the deity."

What is the importance of Yidam practice?

Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche explains the importance of the yidam:

When we consider all the great masters of the Indian and Tibetan traditions, we find that in every case, their accomplishment came about through their practice of a yidam. They chose a deity and guarded that practice like their very life force, and on the basis of that complete commitment to the path of deity yoga, they practised the stage of generation, the stage of completion, and integrated these arriving at their final realisation of complete accomplishment and enlightenment.

But nowadays there are people who say, “Oh, what a lot of bother! Deities and mantra, I hate all that. I’m just going to meditate.” And they sit there, and close their eyes, and that’s what they call practice. They say, “I just want to do effortless meditation.” But as Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche said, “Although there are people like that, I’ve not seen them gaining any sign of attainment.”

In one of the texts of Ratna Lingpa’s cycle of Vajrakilaya practice, there is a passage which recounts how on one occasion Yeshe Tsogyal asked Guru Rinpoche about the nature of kyérim practice. “Do we really need a yidam deity?”, she questioned. Guru Rinpoche replied, “If there is no yidam, where is the source of siddhis? Without siddhi, how could there be enlightenment?”

In fact, if we look at the great masters of the Indian and Tibetan traditions of Vajrayana practice, we find there is no-one who did not meditate upon a yidam deity.

In the Nyingmapa school, all the great vidyadharas have had a main yidam deity which they practised. If their practice was of a peaceful deity, it was almost always Vajrasattva. If it was a wrathful deity, it was almost always Vajrakilaya. Guru Rinpoche and Vimalamitra themselves attested to the fact that Vajrakilaya was their yidam deity.

Nowadays however, the Nyingmapas are perhaps the worst when it comes to practising a yidam on a daily basis. When Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö was giving the Rinchen Terdzö empowerment, he scolded us as Nyingmapa practitioners and said, “You Nyingmapas don’t do any kind of regular daily practice. You don’t even say the Sampa Lhundrupma prayer; you just lie around all day! We Sakyapas must do the path empowerment practice of Hevajra every day , which takes about two or three hours. You don’t do anything. You just lie around. You don’t do any kind of regular practice.”

He said to us, “If you want yidam deities, you Nyingmapas have more than anybody.” He showed us all the texts of the Rinchen Terdzö, which consists of dozens and dozens of volumes, and said, “This is filled with sadhanas of the three roots—lama, yidam and dakini—but none of you practises any of them.”

What he said was true. Perhaps the reason is that so many of us in the Nyingma tradition place great emphasis on the Dzogchen tradition and its effortlessness. Often we make the mistake of just paying lip service to effortlessness, while really just being kind of lazy.

Look at someone like Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. No-one would question that his realisation was higher than anyone’s, and yet day and night he would recite prayers and mantras and do his practice. And he was inseparable from Vimalamitra! Look at the kind of effort that he put into his practice. Then there are others who just don’t do very much of that at all. They just sit there with their mouths open.

On one occasion, I asked Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, “Is it necessary for someone with realization to recite prayers and mantras?” And he replied, “Someone who has that kind of realisation is like space. What harm could recitation possibly do to space?” And he continued, “To recite even a single mani mantra, or to recite the Vajra Guru mantra a few times, is only going to help. It’s not going to hurt, is it?”

I couldn't agree more with what Orgyen Tobgyal Rinpoche has said here. He is absolutely right when he said that the great accomplishments of Indian and Tibetan masters came only from the worship of a pagan deity. A typical example is Ramakrishna Paramahamsa who was the teacher of Swami Vivekananda and all his accomplishments came only after he obtained the grace of goddess mother Kali. All the modern practitioners blinded by the stupid scientific attitude ignore the pagan gods and blindly go after knowing Brhaman and Nirvana and as you can see despite all their efforts for over a century or so they fail to produce a single mastery over nature or also called as siddhis. Why? its mainly because they follow the path of emptiness and they do not worship the pagan gods because for many westerners it is an embarrassment to worship pagan deities because it would undermine their stupid spiritual but not religious life.

No wonder why many of the extraordinary supernatural powers that can be performed by following eastern mystical practices are rarely demonstrated nowadays.

Eight primary siddhis

In Hinduism eight siddhis (Ashta Siddhi) are known:
  • Aṇimā: reducing one's body even to the size of an atom
  • Mahima: expanding one's body to an infinitely large size
  • Garima: becoming infinitely heavy
  • Laghima: becoming almost weightless
  • Prāpti: having unrestricted access to all places
  • Prākāmya: realizing whatever one desires
  • Iṣṭva: possessing absolute lordship
  • Vaśtva: the power to subjugate all

Bhagavata Purana

Five siddhis of yoga and meditation

In the Bhagavata Purana, the five siddhis of yoga and meditation are:
  1. tri-kāla-jñatvam: knowing the past, present and future
  2. advandvam: tolerance of heat, cold and other dualities
  3. para citta ādi abhijñatā: knowing the minds of others and so on
  4. agni arka ambu viṣa ādīnām pratiṣṭambhaḥ: checking the influence of fire, sun, water, poison, and so on
  5. aparājayah: remaining unconquered by others

Ten secondary siddhis

In the Bhagavata Purana, Lord Krishna describes the ten secondary siddhis as:
  • anūrmi-mattvam: Being undisturbed by hunger, thirst, and other bodily appetites
  • dūra-śravaṇa: Hearing things far away
  • dūra-darśanam: Seeing things far away
  • manaḥ-javah: Moving the body wherever thought goes (teleportation/astral projection)
  • kāma-rūpam: Assuming any form desired
  • para-kāya praveśanam: Entering the bodies of others
  • sva-chanda mṛtyuh: Dying when one desires
  • devānām saha krīḍā anudarśanam: Witnessing and participating in the pastimes of the gods
  • yathā sańkalpa saḿsiddhiḥ: Perfect accomplishment of one's determination
  • ājñā apratihatā gatiḥ: Orders or commands being unimpeded


In the Samkhya Karika and Tattva Samasa there are references to the attainment of eight siddhis by which one becomes free of the pain of ignorance, one gains knowledge, and experiences bliss. The eight siddhis hinted at by Kapila in the Tattvasamasa are as explained in verse 51 of Samkhyakarika:
  1. Uuha: based on the samskaras of previous births, the attainment of knowledge about the twenty-four Tatwas gained by examining the determinable and the indeterminable conscious and the non-conscious constituents of creation,
  2. Shabad: knowledge gained by associating with an enlightened person (Guru – upadesh),
  3. Addhyyan: knowledge gained through study of the Vedas and other standard ancillary texts,
  4. Suhritprapti: knowledge gained from a kind-hearted person, while engaged in the spread of knowledge
  5. Daan: knowledge gained regardless of one’s own needs while attending to the requirements of those engaged in the search of the highest truth,
  6. Aadhyaatmik dukkh-haan: freedom from pain, disappointment, etc. that may arise due to lack of spiritual, metaphysical, mystic knowledge and experience,
  7. Aadhibhautik dukkh-haan: freedom from pain etc. arising from possessing and being attached to various materialistic gains,
  8. Aadhidaivik dukkh-haan: freedom from pain etc. caused by fate or due to reliance on fate.

In Yidam practice one surrenders his individuality and attains oneness with the deity as explained below in Advice on Yidam practice.
“I am the great and glorious Heruka!
My food is the life-force of living beings,
My seat, the three worlds and three planes of existence.
I am the Lama. I am the Yidam.
I am Samantabhadra, the mighty Vajradhāra.
Without me, in the time before me,
There was no saṃsāra, no transcendence.
Now, the phenomena of saṃsāra and nirvāṇa
Are all perfect within me, the great Heruka.
The blazing fire mountain is my realm.
The vīras and ḍākinīs are my retinue.
The Great Perfection is my Dharma.
I am the Heruka of equalness and perfection.”
At all times, such pride is necessary.

By Shenphenpa (Khenpo Shenga).
Translated by Adam Pearcey, Rigpa Translations, 2013.


Theurgy (/ˈθiːɜrdʒi/; from Greek θεουργία) describes the practice of rituals, sometimes seen as magical in nature, performed with the intention of invoking the action or evoking the presence of one or more gods, especially with the goal of uniting with the divine, achieving henosis, and perfecting oneself.

The great divine Iamblichus, Proclus and Julian the Emperor gave a great deal of emphasis to theurgy in Neoplatonism which the academic scholars still see it with contempt eyes without understanding the supra-rational character of the art of theurgy.

Proclus (c. 480): theurgy is "a power higher than all human wisdom embracing the blessings of divination, the purifying powers of initiation and in a word all the operations of divine possession"
 Julian the Emperor said in his Hymn to King Helios that no one knows about the subject more better than the Neo-platonic philosopher the divine Iamblichus.

The Emperor Julian the Apostate (332-363), embraced Neoplatonic philosophy and worked to replace Christianity with a version of Neoplatonic paganism. Because of his death and the hold mainstream Christianity had over the empire at the time, this was ultimately unsuccessful, but he did produce several works of philosophy and theology, including a popular hymn to the sun. In his theology, Helios, the sun, was the ideal example of the perfection of the gods and light, a symbol of divine emanation. He also held the mother goddess Cybele in high esteem.

Julian favored ritual theurgy, with an emphasis on sacrifice and prayer. He was heavily influenced by the ideas of Iamblichus.
I want to fulfil the dream of Julian, his great desire to revive the pagan mystery religions back to the roman empire which for unfortunate reasons failed to succeed after his reign.

"By magical incantation rapid rivers may be made to run back to their fountains, the sea be congealed, winds become destitute of spirit, the sun be held back in his course, the moon be forced to scatter her foam, the stars be torn from their orbits, the day be taken away, and the night be detained."
- Iamblichus on the mysteries of Egyptians, Chaldeans and Assyrians.
"Theurgic union is attained only by the perfective operation of unspeakable acts correctly performed, acts which are beyond all understanding, and by the power of unutterable symbols which are intelligible only to the Gods"

Iamblichus, De Mysteriis. 2,11
Offering to the Gods: A Neo-platonic perspective by Edward P Butler is a fine study on the subject and demonstrates the wisdom and knowledge that the great divine Iamblichus had on the subject.


As the reader can see these set of pagan ideas are at the core of pagan philosophy and their attitude towards nature and religion. All the pagan religions have a certain affinity towards the art of theurgy and in eastern religions it was called by different names that's all but the theory and the practice remains absolutely identical. I urge scholars, practitioners and believers around the world to not to distort eastern mysticism and western esotericism and undermine the existence of pagan gods and their culture and philosophy.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Do not love the world nor the things in the world.

15 Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world.…(Gospel of John)

Gnostics are often described as world haters or escapists. In some way such a description is quite right because it is absolutely foolish to talk about the wisdom of the wise to people of this age when the God of this age, The Demiurge has destroyed all the Wisdom of The Wise and has led people unto falsehood and untruth.

For it is written, "I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE." Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?....(1 Corinthians 1:19)

Only the Father is real and this world which is created by the Demiurge is not real and actually this world is just a mere shadow copy of the things that exists in the Pleroma, the realm of the Father. We should not love anything of this world because if we love then the love of the Father is not in us and it is not at all difficult to hate this world and love the Father because he is such an amazing wonderful being that you will fall in love with him as soon as you see his radiance and you will start hating the things in this world seeing how deficient they are compared to the world of the Father. 

Friday, 3 October 2014

Saint Paul on idolatry and heathen practises

Many Christians who live in pagan dominated countries like India face the dilemma of whether to participate in the festivals of heathens or not and whether to eat the food sacrificed to pagan gods or not. We were celebrating a heathen festival in our office and doing idol worship. I specifically looked around to check whether my Christian colleague was participating with us in the ritual and found myself that he was indeed present along with us participating with our ritual, worshipped the idol and ate the food sacrificed to the pagan god.

On the way back to upstairs I was waiting for him and asked him politely by placing my arm around his shoulders, "Can you worship a pagan god?" and he said confusingly by nodding his head, "No, this is the first time I am worshipping one" and he looked pretty tensed and upset about it. I went and searched what the Bible had to say about this and found that Saint Paul in his letter to Corinthians has specifically discussed about this topic.

1 Corinthians 8 New International Version (NIV)

Concerning Food Sacrificed to Idols

Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that “We all possess knowledge.” But knowledge puffs up while love builds up. Those who think they know something do not yet know as they ought to know. But whoever loves God is known by God.

So then, about eating food sacrificed to idols: We know that “An idol is nothing at all in the world” and that “There is no God but one.” For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as indeed there are many “gods” and many “lords”), yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live.

But not everyone possesses this knowledge. Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled. But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do.

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge.When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.
I am not a big fan of idol worship and our Vedic rishis didn't do idol worship. Idolatry was introduced by the later Hindus which comes under the Agama shastras. The great doctor of the church Saint Paul was right when he said, "flee from idolatry" and in 1 Corinthians chapter 8 he discusses about this topic in detail.

I am a Valentinian Christian and we interpret the Pauline letters esoterically than how most orthodox Christians generally would interpret it. The teachings in the unforged Pauline letters can be differentiated to have been given to two classes of Christians mainly psychic Christians and pneumatic Christians.

When the great Saint Paul says ".....yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live; and there is but one Lord, Jesus Christ, through whom all things came and through whom we live." he is making a soteriological differentiation between the psychic Christians who rely on blind faith and the pneumatic Christians who rely on the gnosis of the Father.

We maintain that there is one psychic Christ who is the son of the Demiurge in the kenomic world and there is an another pneumatic Christ who is the son of the unknown Father in the pleromic world. The psychic Christ is the one whom the psychic Christians rely upon for their salvation which is based on blind faith and they feared and understood the Lord Jesus Christ in this way and finally they too will be redeemed at the end of the world and enter the Pleroma. On the other end the pneumatic Christ is the one whom the pneumatic Christians rely upon who are redeemed here and now through the grace of gnosis of the unknowable Father. When one interprets Saint Paul's teachings in this way the Pauline letters makes perfect sense. God, the Father and his son the pneumatic Christ represent the pneumatic Christians and Demiurge and his son the Lord, Jesus Christ represent the psychic Christians. All the genuine Pauline letters has to be interpreted in this way. 

Then the apostle Saint Paul goes on to say, "But not everyone possesses this knowledge." which clearly shows that there was secret knowledge or gnosis known only to an initiated few Christians despite orthodox Christians denying that such knowledge existed.

I advised my colleague to read 1 Corinthians Chapter 8 and 10 which says, "Some people are still so accustomed to idols that when they eat sacrificial food they think of it as having been sacrificed to a god, and since their conscience is weak, it is defiled. But food does not bring us near to God; we are no worse if we do not eat, and no better if we do." and Saint Paul clears all the doubts and confusion among fellow Christians here. Amen!