Bisy Backson

“Ha!” said Rabbit, feeling quite happy again.”An-other notice!”

This is what it said:

GON OUT BACKSON

BISY BACKSON.

C.R

Rabbit didn’t know what a Backson was—in spite of the fact that he is one—so he went to ask Owl. Owl didn’t know, either. But we think we know, and we think a lot of other people do, too. Chuang-tse described one quite accurately:

There was a man who disliked seeing his footprints and his shadow. He decided to escape from them, and began to run. But as he ran along, more foot- prints appeared, while his shadow easily kept up with him. Thinking he was going too slowly, he ran faster and faster without stopping, until he finally collapsed from exhaustion and died. If he had stood still, there would have been no footprints. If he had rested in the shade, his shadow would have disappeared.”

You see them almost everywhere you go, it seems. On practically any sunny sort of day, you can see the Backsons stampeding through the park, making all kinds of loud Breathing Noises. Perhaps you are enjoying a picnic on the grass when you suddenly look up to find that one or two of them just ran over your lunch.

Generally, though, you are safe around trees and grass, as Backsons tend to avoid them. They prefer instead to struggle along on asphalt and con- crete, in imitation of the short-lived transportation machines for which those hard surfaces were de- signed. Inhaling poisonous exhaust fumes from the vehicles that swerve to avoid hitting them, the Backsons blabber away to each other about how much better they feel now that they have gotten Outdoors. Natural living, they call it.

The Bisy Backson is almost desperately active. If you ask him what his Life Interests are, he will give you a list of Physical Activities, such as:

“Skydiving, tennis, jogging, racquet-ball, ski- ing, swimming, and water-skiing.”

“Is that all?”

“Well, I (gasp, pant, wheeze) think so,” says Backson.

“Have you ever tried chasing cars?” “No, I—no, I never have.”
“How about wrestling alligators?”
“No . . . I always wanted to, though.” “Roller-skating down a flight of stairs?” “No, I never thought of it.”

“But you said you were active.”

At this point, the Backson replies, thought- fully, “Say–do you think there’s something . . . wrong with me? Maybe I’m losing my energy.”

After a while, maybe.

The Athletic sort of Backson—one of the many common varieties—is concerned with physical fit- ness, he says. But for some reason, he sees it as something that has to be pounded in from the out- side, rather than built up from the inside. There- fore, he confuses exercise with work. He works when he works, works when he exercises, and, more often than not, works when he plays. Work, work, work. All work and no play makes Backson a dull boy. Kept up for long enough, it makes him dead, too.”

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

available to read here:     http://www.yourskypeschool.com/book_yss_eng/the-tao-of-pooh-by-benjamin-hoff.pdf

 

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Creation myths updated 18/11/14

where to find them

 

http://www.gnostic-jesus.com/gnostic-jesus/Overview/sophia-myth.html

http://www.gnostic-jesus.com/gnostic-jesus/Syrian-Egyptian/Sethian-creation.html

http://www.gnostic-jesus.com/gnostic-jesus/Syrian-Egyptian/Valentinian-cosmogony.html

http://www.gnostic-jesus.com/gnostic-jesus/Persian/Mandaean-cosmogony.html

On the Origin of the World – Nag Hammadi Scriptures International Edition edited by Marvin Meyer page 199

The Nature of the Rulers –   as above page 187

The Secret Book of John – as above page 103

http://veritopian.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/a-gnostic-christian-cosmogeny-origin-of.html

http://armageddonconspiracy.co.uk/The-Divine-Suicide(1862865).htm    – for some reason this link isn’t showing up properly but it works if it is c&p’d into a browser.  The website is   http://armageddonconspiracy.co.uk 

Creation Myth

This post will be updated from time to time.

 

http://www.maat.it/livello2-i/babilonia-diluvio-i.html


 

ON THE ORIGIN OF THE WORLD

(The ‘Untitled Text’)

Translated by Hans-Gebhard Bethge and Bentley Layton

Seeing that everybody, gods of the world and mankind, says that nothing existed prior to chaos, I, in distinction to them, shall demonstrate that they are all mistaken, because they are not acquainted with the origin of chaos, nor with its root. Here is the demonstration.

How well it suits all men, on the subject of chaos, to say that it is a kind of darkness! But in fact it comes from a shadow, which has been called by the name ‘darkness’. And the shadow comes from a product that has existed since the beginning. It is, moreover, clear that it existed before chaos came into being, and that the latter is posterior to the first product. Let us therefore concern ourselves with the facts of the matter; and furthermore, with the first product, from which chaos was projected. And in this way the truth will be clearly demonstrated.

After the natural structure of the immortal beings had completely developed out of the infinite, a likeness then emanated from Pistis (Faith); it is called Sophia (Wisdom)¹. It exercised volition and became a product resembling the primeval light. And immediately her will manifested itself as a likeness of heaven, having an unimaginable magnitude; it was between the immortal beings and those things that came into being after them, like […]: she (Sophia) functioned as a veil dividing mankind from the things above.

Now the eternal realm (aeon) of truth has no shadow outside it, for the limitless light is everywhere within it. But its exterior is shadow, which has been called by the name ‘darkness’. From it, there appeared a force, presiding over the darkness. And the forces that came into being subsequent to them called the shadow ‘the limitless chaos’. From it, every kind of divinity sprouted up […] together with the entire place, so that also, shadow is posterior to the first product. It was <in> the abyss that it (shadow) appeared, deriving from the aforementioned Pistis.

Then shadow perceived there was something mightier than it, and felt envy; and when it had become pregnant of its own accord, suddenly it engendered jealousy. Since that day, the principle of jealousy amongst all the eternal realms and their worlds has been apparent. Now as for that jealousy, it was found to be an abortion without any spirit in it. Like a shadow, it came into existence in a vast watery substance. Then the bile that had come into being out of the shadow was thrown into a part of chaos. Since that day, a watery substance has been apparent. And what sank within it flowed away, being visible in chaos: as with a woman giving birth to a child – all her superfluities flow out; just so, matter came into being out of shadow, and was projected apart. And it did not depart from chaos; rather, matter was in chaos, being in a part of it.

And when these things had come to pass, then Pistis came and appeared over the matter of chaos, which had been expelled like an aborted fetus – since there was no spirit in it. For all of it (chaos) was limitless darkness and bottomless water. Now when Pistis saw what had resulted from her defect, she became disturbed. And the disturbance appeared, as a fearful product; it rushed to her in the chaos. She turned to it and blew into its face in the abyss, which is below all the heavens.

And when Pistis Sophia desired to cause the thing that had no spirit to be formed into a likeness and to rule over matter and over all her forces, there appeared for the first time a ruler, out of the waters, lion-like in appearance, androgynous, having great authority within him, and ignorant of whence he had come into being. Now when Pistis Sophia saw him moving about in the depth of the waters, she said to him, “Child, pass through to here,” whose equivalent is ‘yalda baoth’.

Since that day, there appeared the principle of verbal expression, which reached the gods and the angels and mankind. And what came into being as a result of verbal expression, the gods and the angels and mankind finished. Now as for the ruler Yaltabaoth, he is ignorant of the force of Pistis: he did not see her face, rather he saw in the water the likeness that spoke with him. And because of that voice, he called himself ‘Yaldabaoth’. But ‘Ariael’ is what the perfect call him, for he was like a lion. Now when he had come to have authority over matter, Pistis Sophia withdrew up to her light.

When the ruler saw his magnitude – and it was only himself that he saw: he saw nothing else, except for water and darkness – then he supposed that it was he alone who existed. His […] was completed by verbal expression: it appeared as a spirit moving to and fro upon the waters. And when that spirit appeared, the ruler set apart the watery substance. And what was dry was divided into another place. And from matter, he made for himself an abode, and he called it ‘heaven’. And from matter, the ruler made a footstool, and he called it ‘earth’.

Next, the ruler had a thought – consistent with his nature – and by means of verbal expression he created an androgyne. He opened his mouth and cooed to him. When his eyes had been opened, he looked at his father, and he said to him, “Eee!” Then his father called him Eee-a-o (‘Yao’).  Next he created the second son. He cooed to him. And he opened his eyes and said to his father, “Eh!” His father called him ‘Eloai’. Next, he created the third son. He cooed to him. And he opened his eyes and said to his father, “Asss!” His father called him ‘Astaphaios’. These are the three sons of their father.

Seven appeared in chaos, androgynous. They have their masculine names and their feminine names.

The feminine name is Pronoia (Forethought) Sambathas, which is ‘week’.
And his son is called Yao: his feminine name is Lordship.
Sabaoth: his feminine name is Deity.
Adonaios: his feminine name is Kingship.
Elaios: his feminine name is Jealousy.
Oraios: his feminine name is Wealth.
And Astaphaios: his feminine name is Sophia (Wisdom).
These are the seven forces of the seven heavens of chaos. And they were born androgynous, consistent with the immortal pattern that existed before them, according to the wish of Pistis: so that the likeness of what had existed since the beginning might reign to the end. You will find the effect of these names and the force of the male entities in the Archangelic (Book) of the Prophet Moses, and the names of the female entities in the first Book of Noraia.

Now the prime parent Yaldabaoth, since he possessed great authorities, created heavens for each of his offspring through verbal expression – created them beautiful, as dwelling places – and in each heaven he created great glories, seven times excellent. Thrones and mansions and temples, and also chariots and virgin spirits up to an invisible one and their glories, each one has these in his heaven; mighty armies of gods and lords and angels and archangels – countless myriads – so that they might serve. The account of these matters you will find in a precise manner in the first Account of Oraia.

And they were completed from this heaven to as far up as the sixth heaven, namely that of Sophia. The heaven and his earth were destroyed by the troublemaker that was below them all. And the six heavens shook violently; for the forces of chaos knew who it was that had destroyed the heaven that was below them. And when Pistis knew about the breakage resulting from the disturbance, she sent forth her breath and bound him and cast him down into Tartaros. Since that day, the heaven, along with its earth, has consolidated itself through Sophia the daughter of Yaldabaoth, she who is below them all.

Now when the heavens had consolidated themselves along with their forces and all their administration, the prime parent became insolent. And he was honored by all the army of angels. And all the gods and their angels gave blessing and honor to him. And for his part, he was delighted and continually boasted, saying to them, “I have no need of anyone.” He said, “It is I who am God, and there is no other one that exists apart from me.” And when he said this, he sinned against all the immortal beings who give answer. And they laid it to his charge….

cont’d here:

http://gnosis.org/naghamm/origin.html

¹emphasis ours

 

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Dr Michael Heiser – Gnostic Archons (updated 2)

http://drmsh.com/2008/06/20/gnostic-archons-aliens/

http://drmsh.com/2008/07/15/gnostic-archons-aliens-part-2-on-john-lamb-lashs-theory/

http://drmsh.com/2008/07/18/gnostic-archons-aliens-part-3-of-3-on-john-lamb-lashs-theory/

From my own studies of the NHL (even if somewhat limited) I know that John Lamb Lash was wrong when he described the Archons as ’embryonic’ and then equated them to ‘Alien Greys’ in his work Not in His Image. Here JLL refers to them again that way :http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vida_alien/alien_archons02.htm

Why would he do that? Was it accidental or intentional? ETs and Aliens are in the news at the moment both in the main-stream and alternative.  Someone puts the idea or suggestion out there either innocently or not and it sprouts legs and gallops off around the world! 🙂

For the record AEONS are described as embryonic!

Another reminder to stop following blindly!

NHL available to read on line:

http://gnosis.org/naghamm/nhlalpha.html 

Related background to JLL and his early marriage to Jan Kerouac

https://think-and-discern.com/2014/11/14/from-theosophy-to-the-beat-generation-miles-mathis-pdf/

See also

https://think-and-discern.com/2014/11/06/meme/

 

http://biblehub.com/greek/758.htm  ~ Strong’s Greek definition of ‘Archon’

archón: ruler, chief
Original Word: ἄρχων, οντος, ὁ
Part of Speech: Noun, Masculine
Transliteration: archón
Phonetic Spelling: (ar’-khone)
Short Definition: a ruler, prince, leader
Definition: a ruler, governor, leader, leading man; with the Jews, an official member (a member of the executive) of the assembly of elders.

See also

Gnostic Archons = Aliens?
Posted on June 20, 2008
Ah, our first foray into the weird, wonderful world of John Lamb Lash. For those of you unfamiliar with Lash, he is a modern Gnostic. No, I’m not going to pick on Gnosticism. I am going to pick on Lash’s Gnostic nonsense at a specific point.”

http://michaelsheiser.com/PaleoBabble/2008/06/gnostic-archons-aliens/

see also comments section.

(more to add to this)

And

Gnostic Archons = Aliens? Part 2 on John Lamb Lash’s Theory

At any rate, in my first post on this topic, I quoted John Lamb Lash’s online article on this subject. Specifically, Lash makes this claim:

“Physical descriptions of Archons occur in several Gnostic codices. Two types are clearly identified: a neonate or embryonic type, and a draconic or reptilian type. Obviously, these descriptions fit the Greys and Reptilians of contemporary reports to a T. Or I should say, to an ET” (emphasis mine).

Really? Can we test this claim? Sure – and it’s easy.”

http://michaelsheiser.com/PaleoBabble/2008/07/gnostic-archons-aliens-part-2-on-john-lamb-lash’s-theory/

And

 

Gnostic Archons = Aliens? Part 3 (of 3) on John Lamb Lash’s Theory

….As you may recall, in the first video (Part 2 of this series), I searched for terms Lash uses (embryonic, reptilian, fetal, etc.) to claim that the Gnostic texts from Nag Hammadi describe the “Greys” — the little Grey aliens we know from TV and film that have big heads, slanted eyes, etc. The argument is that the Greys’ appearance is consistent with terms like those Lash allegedly finds for the Gnostic archons in the Gnostic texts. Watch the first video if you want to see what’s really there (or not there).

In this video, I reverse the approach and look for all occurrences of the term “archons” in the Gnostic library from Nag Hammadi. Are they described as Lash suggests? Nope. And more than that, I’ll actually show you a passage that denies Lash’s view.

 

See also comments

http://michaelsheiser.com/PaleoBabble/2008/07/gnostic-archons-aliens-part-3-of-3-on-john-lamb-lash’s-theory/

And there’s an interesting dialogue in the comments here between Michael Heiser and John Lamb Lash:-

http://michaelsheiser.com/PaleoBabble/2009/03/someone-else-promoting-john-lamb-lash-gnostic-alien-archon-myth/comment-page-1/#comments

 

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Updated 21/3/15: Hypatia ~ Philosopher, Mathematician, Neo-Platonist, Genius, Woman ~ Murdered (edited 16/11)

…because she was too big a threat to the church of Rome

 

“To rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world, is just as base as to use force.”   Hypatia

 

http://www.suppressedhistories.net/secrethistory/hypatia.html

http://www.awomansbridge.org/women-culture–history/hypatia-of-alexandriaa-genius-greek-female-neoplatonist-philosopher-in-roman-egypt

http://www.esotericonline.net/group/hypatia-the-last-of-the-neoplatonists

http://www.jesusneverexisted.com/hypatia.html

http://www.uraniatrust.org/lives-of-celebrated-astrologers/hypatia.html

http://www.philosophybasics.com/movements_neoplatonism.html

http://historyofalchemy.com/list-of-concepts/neo-platonism/

Updated 21/3/2015 to add the following links

http://www.skyscript.co.uk/hypatia.html

http://www.albany.edu/~reinhold/m552/hypatia-Deakin.pdf

In ‘Not in His Image’ page 11 John Lamb Lash writes

“Locating Gnostics like Hypatia ….”

JLL is WRONG – Hypatia was NOT a Gnostic but a Neo-Platonist as is evidenced by the sources above.  Neo-Platonism and Gnosticism are different.

That’s the first red flag imo regarding JLL.  There’s a second with his assertions on Archons……

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Sharon Tate Murders – a psy-op – Miles Mathis Updated Dec 2014

The more I discover, the more I realise how little I know.

We’ve been told that everything is an illusion and we pay lip-service to the notion but does the enormity of that really sink in at first?  Its beginning to!

I remember seeing this in the papers when I was a kid – particularly the photo of the Tate/Polanski bedroom and thinking for a film-star’s bedroom it was a bit ordinary – a bit of a let down!  Maybe my intuition was sharper than I thought?

Another false flag psyop.  Much gratitude to Miles Mathis

Part 1: the Backstory

Of all the “conspiracy theories” I have run across over the years, amazingly this is not one of them. I searched the internet for anything on this theory and got nothing, even at Above Top Secret and sites like that. But now that we know many recent tragedies have been faked in Hollywood fashion, why not go back to previous decades, to see how long this has been going on?”

http://mileswmathis.com/tate.pdf

Miles has updated his article with further information regarding Charles Manson and his alleged up-coming marriage!!

[Update, December 2014. They are going ahead with this wedding charade, although it wouldn’t do Manson any good even if all this were real. He wouldn’t get conjugal visits, so what’s the point? Anyway, the Los Angeles Times has now printed the marriage license, giving us the latest clue…..]

update continues at the link above

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