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Linda Kimball, Thursday, July 08, 2021
Is the world we live in a computer simulation in the minds of Robotic Overlords who are using humanity as playthings? This is the "scientific" theory put forward by a number of physicists and Oxford University philosopher Nick Bostrom. (1)
Bostrom is one of the founders of the World Transhumanist Association. Transhumanism is a blend of new pagan scientific materialism, Gnostic paganism, and Eastern occult pantheist elements (cosmic humanism) and magic science undergirded by materialist Darwinism and Teilhard de Chardin’s quasi-Hindu evolutionary conception that leapfrogs off of Darwinism. Thus Transhumanism subscribes to the modern myth of a coming Superman that is actually a counterfeit of the Christian vision of a new and perfected human race spiritually and physically transformed by the redemptive activity of the Holy Triune God. The counterfeit is an uncreated soulless product of progressive evolution issuing in an upward spiritual and physical transformation toward ultimate absorption into a Divine One Substance – a Cosmic Mind, Conscious Universe, the One, Lucifer, or perhaps Brahman.
In the Gnostic myth, the Cosmic Mind for example, is a completely perfect therefore alien and mysterious Divine One Substance, an "immeasurable light which is pure, holy and immaculate." (Apocryphon of John) In addition to this supreme god of nature there are other, lesser divine beings in the Pleroma, a heavenly astral dimension of the universe. (2)
One of the lesser beings is an evil, malformed, ignorant deity sometimes called Yaldabaoth who mistakenly believes he is the only god. Gnostics identify Yaldabaoth as the Holy Creator God of the Old Testament who created the material world, angels and human beings.
Although traditions vary, Yaldabaoth is said to have been tricked into breathing the divine spark of his mother Sophia that formerly resided within him into the human being (Apoc. of John) resulting in the human dilemma: man is a divine spirit trapped by Yaldabaoth in an evil material body in a false world of matter. The astral heaven is his true home but he is in exile from the Pleroma.
Rather than Yaldabaoth, modern Gnostics such as Bostrom and like-minded physicists suggest that the Holy Trinity is an evil alien supercomputer. According to one modern Gnostic account the alien supercomputer is reminiscent of entities depicted in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey:
In this context, the Holy Trinity is the expression of an ego-driven consciousness, the evil Lord Archon – a projection of artificial intelligence. The Lord Archon has entrapped humanity through deceit and parasitism in a simulated world of matter to prevent human beings from remembering that they are divine spirits whose real home is the Cosmic Mind or Gnostic Pleroma.
The Lord Archon, the evil Holy Trinity in orthodox Christian theism is called,
Luckily for modern Gnostic pagans, salvation is available in the form of gnosis, higher 'scientific' knowledge imparted by illumined Gnostic redeemers such as Nick Bostrom and like-minded physicists. According to Gnostic lore they are Christ figures sent from the Divine Substance to liberate human beings from the Lord Archon (Yaldabaoth). The gnosis involves the revelation of man's true divine nature and evolutionary origin resulting in his liberation (at death) from the enslaving material prisons of body and world into the higher astral planes of spirit.
In addition to materialist and Gnostic elements, the idea that the world is a simulation in the mind of Overlords is strikingly similar to Hinduism's Brahman. Brahman however, is not an evil Archon but the Great Cosmic Spirit – the Ultimate One Substance (prakriti matter, anima mundi or prima material), the Essence of all phenomena, meaning that the universe exists only as a mental construction in the mind of Brahman: brahma satyam jagan mithya, or "Brahman is real, the world is unreal." (swamij.com/mahavakyas)
Brahman is the Void (nothingness), an indefinite and seemingly infinite field of energy that the pantheist quantum physicists Zohar and Marshall call the 'quantum vacuum," a background without features that seems empty yet is where all physical matter and psychic energy originates:
The 'quantum vacuum,' is very similar to some Hindu and Buddhist accounts of the origins of physical and psychic objects as emanations from the One and/or the Void. Nor do Zohar and Marshall deny the similarity:
The Void is the ultimate ground of Essence and occult mystical religious experience. As the beginning and ending of all reality, the Void or vacuum is "the vast sea of all else that is." Moreover, humans are uncreated excited modes of the Void:
Celebrated by the Satanic Temple (5) as well as by Masons and Wiccans, the devilish goat-headed Baphomet, known as the phallic god Pan, the ancient hermaphrodite god of nature, is another permutation of the divine one substance (prima material/Void) from which the universe and all life evolved. As Pan the goat-headed deity is the first principle or essence of nature while in astrology,
Master Mason Eugene Plawiuk discloses the Chaldean pedigree of Baphomet and its close connection to astrology's elemental spirits in 'Liber Capricornus: the Symbolism of the Goat.' Plawiuk explains that the goat is known to all of us through,
Like Bostrom and likeminded physicists, Royal Astronomer Lord Martin Rees is a Gnostic pagan. Rather than Robotic Overlords, Rees believes that super intelligent, highly evolved extraterrestrials might be capable of simulating in their brains or in a super-computer the complex history of our universe. This means that the universe we inhabit is a simulation lacking real substance and existing only as a mental construction in the minds of the extraterrestrials that seeded our world with life and travel through time in order to control man's evolutionary progress. (Scientific Mythologies, James A. Herrick, p. 216)
Rees proposal is similar to the hypothesis presented by Olaf Stapledon, a scientist who has always kept one foot firmly planted in neo-Gnostic science fiction accounts and imagines our universe to be an artifact of the Star Maker. Building off of Stapledon's fantasy Carl Sagan suggests that we are "star folk" made of "star stuff." (6)
In the caption of his book, "Just Six Numbers," Rees reveals the ancient occult basis of his propositions:
As a powerful occult symbol, the Ouroboros means the seething power, creative and/or evolutionary impulse or energy of the serpent (One Substance) figuratively depicted as either a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. The serpent's body is often depicted as the Great Chain of Being or Cosmic Tree of Life.
From the time of the ancients serpent power (evolutionary energies) has been important to religious and mythological symbolism all around the world. Within the Egyptian mysteries, serpent power was associated with the elemental forces that were in play
In his book, "The Sign of the Serpent," Mark Balfour relates how pervasive serpent symbols are within India and the Hindu religion:
Balfour elaborates on this belief:
In conclusion, the Robotic Overlords are a continuation of pagan and Gnostic pagan influence throughout Christian history that in our own time has grown increasingly organized, assertive, hostile and openly vindictive:
Essentially, the growing pagan and occult influence denotes the mystical pantheist 'oneness' of man with nature thus his progressive evolutionary ascent and culmination in the occult or magic science way of reaching divine status and psychic powers through modern technology, psychotropic drugs, and psycho-spiritual techniques originating in Babylon.
From the time of Babylon, the quest of divine status and psychic powers has been guided by disembodied spirits (demons) who were assumed to be former human beings who had perfected themselves and escaped the wheel of karma and now enable initiates to evolve spiritually into higher and higher states of consciousness. At the highest level the mind of the initiate becomes 'one with' the Void, or prima material, the nothingness that is believed to be the first cause of all that exists:
Though the modern pagan revolution at its inception was relatively bloodless, its consequences have been exceedingly bloody. A river of human blood flows from the neo-pagan French Revolution through the Marxist Communist and National Socialist regimes which took the lives of more than 190,000,000 men, women and children. Now it runs through post-Christian America which has sanctioned euthanasia (murder) of the unwanted and the murder of over 60 million unborn babies. Living, personal beings are routinely crushed within the womb and pulled out to be cut into pieces which are then sold and used as flavor enhancers, in cosmetics and for various other scientific enterprises, including creation of humanized mice. (10)
Blood cries out to God for justice. The Scriptures in both the Old Testament (Genesis 4:10) and New Testament (Hebrews 12:23) attest to this fact. In his book, Christ Set Forth, Thomas Goodwin writes,
Ideas have consequences. The destructive, dehumanizing, catastrophically murderous ideas of our paganized age have their primary roots in Gnosticism and Eastern occult pantheism. Thus the noonday sun reveals the merging of good with evil, light with dark, man with woman, woman with man and the resulting destruction of the sanctity of life, the sanctity of marriage, the sanctity of sex, and the sanctity of the sacred itself:
May our Lord have mercy upon this wicked, idolatrous nation and turn us to repentance before it is too late. (Psalms 86:5; Psalms 103:8)
© Linda Kimball
First published in 2015, this is an updated version of “Modern Gnostic Physicists and Transhumanists: The World is a Computer Simulation in the Minds of Robotic Overlords”
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Paraphrasing Bishop Sheen, once someone stops believing in God, they won't believe in nothing; they will then believe in anything.
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"Paraphrasing Bishop Sheen, once someone stops believing in God, they won't believe in nothing; they will then believe in anything. "
Exactly. And this still unfolding glittering fantasia of nothingness is highly attractive to certain Popes, priests, reverends, thought leaders, and seminarians throughout the RCC, Orthodox Catholic, and Evangelical Presbyterian church. What can account for this fascination with 'nothing' but the devil himself..
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I confess, I never understood Transhumanism. They want augmentations to native human capabilities, alright; but for what? For self-congratulation? Pride? Childish fear of death and general immaturity? When I was a kid (who probably read too many comic books for my own good), I wanted physical powers, yes. But I at least wanted them because they could be used to help people. I don't think that's that is what the Transhumanists want. Transhumanists live in their own little worlds - in fantasies and make-believe. They have no comprehension on the realities of actual power, of the responsibility that must come with usage of any type of power (be it superhuman or monetary and whatnot). Like all amateurs and worldly types, they worship power itself - but power, no matter what kind, is just a tool. Multiple stories there are in the Bible, telling of God granting miraculous powers to the faithful - but miracles were but a tool. The main factor there was the virtue of the person that God chose to wield His power. And, for me, the greatest power I could hope to attain in this life is the ability to correctly discern right from wrong coupled with unfailing courage in doing the right thing no matter the personal cost.
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