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Fallen Goddess, Archons and Gnostic themes in other Myths

I’ve been reading John Lash’s book Not in his Image as of late. It deals with his unique, pagan interpretation of the Nag Hammadi gnostic gospels, and gnosticism in general. Central to gnosticism is the goddess Sophia, meaning wisdom. In recent years the notion of Archons, artificial mind parasites or evil spirits, has acquired some attention in the conspiracy and spirituality circles of the internet.

The Archons were created accidentally by Sophia as she plunges from the Pleroma (the galactic core, spiritual realms, or something) into external (physical?) realms. I’m probably bastardizing and simplifying Lash’s words, since it sounds quite complicated.

In Finnish mythology the creator goddess Luonnotar (from luonto=nature and suffix -tar=-ess female person, such as actor, actress, so she would be Naturess) is described in The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology by Arthur Cotterell and Rachel Storm: In the beginning she was “all alone in a vast emptiness”. She floated in a cosmic ocean until a bird made a nest on her knees and began to hatch eggs. Luonnotar became excited and “upset the nest”, from there were the heavens and the earth formed, and yolk became the sun and white became the moon. The fragments were transformed into the stars.

There is no mention of anything like the Archons here, though, but in certain themes it is similar. The mistake of the creator goddess creates something.

In the Japanese creation myth there’s the god Izanagi and goddess Izanami. The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology says they were ordered to create the islands of Japan. They did this by stirring the sea with a “heavenly jewelled spear” (makes me think of the vajra or a trident). When they drew it out, the droplets became an island. The gods went there and “built a heavenly pillar and a splendid palace”.

The gods noticed differences in their bodies, and Izanagi suggested they bring their different parts together. They circled the heavenly pillar until they met and joined together. The goddess Izanami bore a child, Hiruko (Leech Child 蛭子). He was deformed, because Izanami, the female, had spoken first instead of the male. So they abandoned the child into the sea.

Encyclopaedia Britannica says the two gods “considered him inadequate and set him adrift in a reed boat”. According to Wikipedia, he ended up in Ezo, which is possibly Hokkaido. Somehow Hiruko turned into Ebisu, the god of wealth, the sea and fishing. Ebisu (sometimes written Yebisu) is a fairly commonly used name in products and stuff nowadays. For example there’s beer called Ebisu.

This sounds somewhat more Archontic. First of all, Hiruko was born due to the mistake of a female goddess (leave your gender politics out of this, I would suggest), he is the parasitic leech child and deformed. This is similar to the Archons, I believe. The fact that Ebisu is associated with profit and the sea is quite interesting, since we have Maritime Law which is about the sea, and leeching profit off of the people by shenanigans. Hiruko put into a reed basket and tossed out into the sea reminds me of Moses, of course.

I think there is significant similarity between these myths, although I’m sure what their ultimate meaning is.

 

Links:

Ebisu/Hiruko: http://global.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/266885/Hiruko

Ebisu: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebisu_%28mythology%29

Ebisu: http://www.pantheon.org/articles/e/ebisu.html

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Japanese Scientists prove Auras exist, or did they?

I saw an article on DavidIcke.com today titled: “Japanese Scientists Prove That Auras Actually Exist”. I thought: cool, finally someone did that. Then I read the article and wanted to see the source, what the actual study is, and if that is what the study in fact claims. However there is no link to the study. The article only says: “A group of Japanese scientists from the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Mio Watanabe, conducted a series of experiments by which they managed to visually capture the aura of a person, thus proving its existence!”

I decided to google Mio Watanabe, aura and University of Tokyo. I found another article talking about Adam McLeod, the dreamhealer, whom I discovered a few weeks ago in an interview with Jeff Rense. He can supposedly see auras and heal people by it. I think he sounds fairly credible. Yet the article talking about McLeod mentions Mio Watanabe and her University of Tokyo study. There’s even a link! However, it leads to an article talking about a Russian scientist’s study on auras or human energy fields. There is no mention of Mio Watanabe, University of Tokyo or even Japan.

I also tried googling the same stuff in Japanese and did not find anything. As far as I can tell the origin of this alleged study is Anna LeMind of learning-mind.com. There were a few articles repeating the same thing. At this point the whole story seems like fiction, although absence of proof is not proof of absence. Still, if the study were to exist I don’t think it would be that difficult to provide a link.

It seems like another new agey hoax. Someone is saying something that all of the New Agers and truthseekers already believe, so they believe the person saying it, because they want to believe it. As the Learning Mind article says Kirlian photography has been around for a long time, and while I do not know what the actual implications of it are, I would say it seems something. Also there are all sorts of psychics who claim to see auras, and I don’t think they’re all fake. So I’m perplexed. What is the reason behind this supposed University of Tokyo study?

Seriously, cut the crap. Is this where “alternative” media is heading?

 

Links:

Japanese Scientists Prove That Auras Actually Exist: http://www.learning-mind.com/japanese-scientists-prove-that-auras-actually-exist/

Science Catches up With Adam Dreamhealer, the Young Healer’s Teachings: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11432233.htm

Mind Over Matter: Princeton & Russian Scientist Reveal The Secrets of Human Aura & Intentions: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/05/mind-over-matter-princeton-russian-scientist-reveal-the-secrets-of-human-aura-intentions/

Repeating the same story: http://www.riseearth.com/2014/03/japanese-scientists-prove-that-auras.html