THEM, NUMBERS, FORM AND THE MAGI:
THE INEXORABLE MARCH OF TINY STEPS TOWARD INSYNSIAN
Literary Concepts and faith in those concepts form the backbone of the Magian Matrix. But the tendency to write about the structure of language and communication tends to lend the idea that only words have this ingrained duality about them – but it is perhaps more so with the subtle but omnipresent phenomena of numbers [perhaps because the majority of the world are right-handed] that the machinations of monotheism and God may indeed lie. Perhaps it is not with the usual suspects of the occult that the distortion of the matrix lies but in the ability of the Magian mindset to capitalize off clever inventions – inventions which were often created in daily life where Christianity was the practiced and enforced norm – and hence Insynsian had a huge impact as a backdrop behind most mentalities.
Immortality and the desire to be remembered impregnates many innovations – as does the desire to be rich, famous and revered. Behind these mundane concerns of the individuals living in their moments there is a chain of such innovations that could be said to have been considerable contributing factors in the way our brains developed a unilateral preference for a 23 Syndrome rather than a bi-, tri- or more -partmental set of perspectives or syndrome[s].
Numbers, mathematics play a huge part in our story as human beings and as the backdrop to the increasing lean toward shaping our minds a particular way over another, at least culturally. The author assumes the reader has prior knowledge of theoretical mathematics.
One of the interesting facts about numbers is that most numbers cannot even be drawn or defined with there being an infinite amount of numbers between integers 1 and 2 – these being irrational and wholly impossible to write down since they just keep going. There are numerous examples of simple looking equations giving esoteric and unexpected answers. Rather than accept these fundamental “problems” with mathematics – which many claim to be precise instruments with which to explain the world – a great deal of the phenomena of numbers is esoteric and magical – even logic cannot explain nor derive answers for certain equations. Again and again, these uncomfortable anomalies and imperfections have been glossed over so as to enable the use of ‘perfect’ numbers – to create the sense of a seamless method of enquiry.
Algebra was instrumental in providing a means where numbers that could not be written down, could still be used – but this ignoring of the Actual nature of numbers is typical and traditional to the Magi – we can see this convenient glossing over of such imperfections in systems echoed everywhere for the sake of making them work. One example being in Courts where what actually happened is never what is reviewed and there is a pressing need for someone’s actions to be quantified into a box, for a case to be either guilty or not guilty, endless arrays of either/or and it is not about facts, but demonization of each party and who has the better more convincing Lawyer who can cast the right spells by phrasing words the right way.
But numbers have a grey area just as words do – between the concept of the God and the Devil there are also infinite concepts – but most of these prove too difficult to grasp so people gravitate toward the lazier option, the easier option, the option that traditionally humans have gone for. Dualism. Because humans do not like the irrational – that’s why we shorten things, take short-cuts, call one well-known irrational number pi rather than try to write it down;- it’s beyond us to do – and we need clear chunky hand-holds and things that are perfect and do not leave room for doubt, we need for us and others to have Faith in any system deployed – but both mathematics and words are wholly irrational products which have been altered to suit – suit what? Insynsian.
What is fundamental about THEM is its emphasis on a plurality in all degrees – we have seen again and again what inventions the mind throws up under the mindset of Insynsian – we need to break that cycle to get a range of minds functioning on a new level to disrupt the Magi – not merely to highlights its problems but to actively offer solutions. What has essentially been the process of the Magi is to omit those things in Nature it finds offensive or that do not match the Ego’s function for absolute clarity. More often than not we have achieved only agreement on a settle point where difficult concepts that do truly speak of Nature’s matrix are ironed out, rounded off and re-packaged in a human-centred format, not a life-centred format. History – is the perfect example.
This Logical approach is of course the result of a tradition of fitting facts into human schema – not the other way around. It is this rounding off of facts that enables the Matrix to evolve by simplifying things into basic building blocks rather than continually grasping for them every time we want to use them. But it is the same rounding off that has led to the common ignorance toward the true state of things because they were too difficult for the human being to grasp in their raw state and needed to be abstracted into simpler but distorted forms. This prejudice has coloured and still does All spheres of human enquiry.
Now was Individuation’s natural course coloured/altered by the pressures of monotheistic Christianity, the minds natural processes distorted by this impression of monotheism as a strive for the Absolute or was Individuation a product of it or before it?
Early Christians believed that 2 was representative of the Devil because it created division [an alternative to Insynsian]. Zoroastrianism believed that 2 represented an eternal battle evenly balanced. Though it cannot be related here or perhaps anywhere with any clarity and completeness the concept of numbers slowly developed [not continuously – various insights were lost and found again – others lost forever] over thousands of years to a point where several inventions bought us closer to Binary or Dualism as an Industrial Cog.
In 1646 CE Gottfried Leibnitz born in Germany[Saxony] developed the philosophy behind Binary numbers. He believed the universe could be represented more elegantly through binary and its conflicting yes/no, on/off nature such as male-female, light-dark, right-wrong. Towards the end of his life he began to believe that binary numbers represented Creation, with 1 symbolizing God, and 0 depicting the Void.
This was noticed by Joseph Jacquard born in Lyons, France 1752 – who developed an automated Loom that used binary punch-cards to make the correct stitching. This made him a wealthy man and by 1812 there were 11,000 such looms in use in France. His machine was the first to use binary numbers to store memory.
Charles Babbage would arrive on the scene shortly after and create the Difference Engine which produced tables of numbers by calculating and adding differences to the previous numbers. He is credited as the father of the computer.
George Boole [from Boolean] predicated a new system of logic with three values he believed could describe any logical statement; these were known as the Boolean operators, AND, OR and NOT.
Gradually the world was becoming more logical and less natural. Less complicated and more controlled.
It was perhaps Einstein’s theories that seemed to blow apart this gradual immersion into more rigid logic and more exact measurement with the special and general theories of relativity. Now discussions of Quantum emerged, of infinity or constants such as c [the speed of light] against which all manner of previously held candles of idea were extinguished overnight. But this leap forward in Science has not had the effect of challenging the Church and its monotheistic beliefs – but of becoming the Church itself in a new vein. Science was born of the rigidity of the Church – and appears to have little in common with it – but it has everything to do with it – even today science quests after a Universal theory to explain everything – some special theory of All – with the identical absolutism of the Magi, believing itself to be removed from such antiquated notions as God – it is merely another stage/phase or face of Insynsian.
Where did Mathematics/Science meet with the Divine? It appears to have taken root in the concept of Infinity. The concept of infinity was considered by a Greek named Zeno, furthered by Aristotle but never really gained ground as a reality merely as a potential. In the 13th century the writings of theologian Thomas Aquino bound Aristotelian philosophy [which presently shaped the world] into an intricate link with religion. It was there that God entered the world as an infinite subject and the notion of an ever-lasting infinite soul became integrated too.
A fellow named Tertullian (c. 160 – c. 225 AD) was instrumental in setting a hedge around Scriptures by insisting that there are limits to Jesus’s injunction to seek and find. He was just one of hundreds of thousands of people who put in place devices that lead to causal outcomes that strengthened the power of the Church and its forms immeasurably – but which Church has never achieved Unification [as good as though, really].
Tertullian’s edicts were adopted by the Romans and thus a huge number of splintered groups of Christians who at the time read the Scriptures differently and thus got very different things from it suddenly became split into the more forceful Orthodox believers with sanctioned backing and the rest, who were labelled Heretics. His efforts would lead to the demand that Scripture be authorized to be understood by a very select group of people, the same way for all Christians [a closed canon]. This was but one act of intent [who can say what the intent contained] that was responsible for shaping the way Christianity affected the world and the way it did so.
We listed others above in the inventions of mathematicians that opened the gates to the industrial age and the machine age – are they too Magian?
Any serious examination of history leaves one with not only the sense that the linear continuum is a farcical notion to entertain but also that it was not some over-arching plan by a group of super-powerful wizards in a magical tower with magical genius that created Christianity or caused it to be sustained but the common will of people taken bit by bit in the same directions via new directions. Christianity, whilst oppressive is not the cause of human suffering. It was the acts of hundreds of thousands of ordinary people in positions of power, and millions more who have not survived in historical memory who little by little made small changes over thousands of years that lead to the way things are now – and not because these changes proceeded in an orderly arrangement, implemented one after the other without argument – but largely, because when you demand that everyone do something, there will always be groups that defy that order, leading to new kinds of forms, counter-forms, counter-culture whose ideals have their own agenda. As they grow, they too schism, split, divide, disagree and form new kinds of forms too. We are but a virus dividing itself – in thrall to powers far beyond us that rule us blindly.
There is an occult expression called the Cosmic Egg. It is the supposed shape of the human body performing all possible extensions and poses of its biology to the limits of its reach at once forming an egg about itself. How many of these do you think you could perform?
There is another occult expression called the Sinister Grotesque. But in a lesser form between smiling and frowning how many other facial motions do you go through? We treat vastly complicated things as simple for so long that we take them for granted, the next generation inherits them as facts. When we think about it we describe two motions. I was smiling and then I frowned. Our human biology and traditional knowledge system drastically limits our ability to grasp the thousands of milli, nano, fermi seconds during which the muscles, sinews, electronic signals, and show to us the thousands of faces in between each “set” of emotions we recognize.
How many colours can we recognize? Approximately several thousand – and yet we have supposedly millions of colours presented to us. What is the point if we cannot tell the difference? Moreover, how many colours do you actively recognize? Seven? Twelve? Maybe two dozen? On a regular basis. But probably not many more than that. The Magi are known as Closers – they close things off with words and numbers and other tools from the true Chaos that it is. This is a service to mankind for which they are never consciously thanked – but, it went past a point where it should have – this is where the distortion began to become apparent in hindsight.
The entire world is built on an artificial construct of not-quites, good-enough’s, and fair estimates. I had often believed mathematics to be a science built on absolutes but its not – hence we have Phi, once of the most well-known of the irrational numbers stemming from the Fibonacci sequence, which number we cannot even write down.
The corner-cutting in the worlds progressive development has allowed society and mankind to rise up amidst a paradise that fits its own image. Or rather, an image that has striven for ever since the possible alternatives were hunted, extinguished, murdered or erased from history as the Magi swept across the planet in a monotheist fervour. How many times was the truth written down only to be burned, extinguished, buried, changed, discredited, hidden, forgotten? What comes down to us is minimal and yet it forms the backbone of the majority of human thought – few things have changed since Euclid gave us the principles of Math, Newton the principles of physics, the Greeks the principles of drama and philosophy. These inventions are all that survived to us in the present day – but imagine what we might have been able to do or become had we had more of these missing discoveries, inventions, thoughts, radical innovations and ideas.
But they have been erased, forgotten or deliberately destroyed somewhere along the way because of Insynsian – the desire for One truth, one God, one Law, one Way, one, one, one. And what is one? It is Indivisible. It is God. And it is our insidious biological imperatives twisted up in this development of something Divine that have brought the world to its present state. Why is the world so easy to control for so few? Because extraordinarily complex questions have been answered in simple terms of yes and no. You are either doing the right thing and with God – or you are not and turned over to the Devil. This is not some moral judgement limited to religious zealots – it is everywhere, parroted by everyone. Us/Them. Wrong/Right. You’re In/You’re Out.
If you can imagine that the whole world has been trained to use tools a certain way for thousands of years – you can imagine just how difficult it is to try to use them differently – and the absurdity that it requires an ‘occult’ school of renegade thinkers to try to re-examine this messy chiselled sculpture of the Matrix and envisage what it looked like when it was still a part of the stone.
But now we come to the most difficult part of the Temple of THEM and the requisite necessity for humans to adopt in order to evolve and to come closer to the truth of the matters at heart and for many members of THEM, it is hard to stomach. But it IS the reality. It is here, time to discard the Mythos so carefully built up around you and here the greatest danger that you will no longer understand the purpose of the Temple of THEM.
This is where the concept of Mundanes vs. Sinister breaks down – this is where we take a step further into the darkness despite enjoying the light of believed lies which provided a tension, a struggle, a purpose to our Work. The idea that we were up against a monstrous entity of conspiracy that has carefully retained power throughout thousands of years or that one side is evil the other good. When we play these games – we do nothing more than act like the so-called enemy, why? Because WE are the enemy – the enemy comes from us, from the ideas we hold and the way we hold them – WE, are the MAGI, the SINISTER, the OTHERS, US and THEM. Any depth of research shows many things, chief of which is the absolute difficulty even amongst academics, occultists, specialists, experts of agreement on any set of particular facts or circumstances.
The truth of any Distortion will forever lay buried. The trail is ice cold and inhumanly vast. What connections we can make to join one causal phenomenon to another are in vain because our sources are largely modern, largely corrupted, and always have or had an agenda. We have a fraction of the available information and of that fraction we only process or can process a far smaller fraction – we’d like to think we can understand History – but only so long as facts are definite, definitions are absolute, and vast elements of the equation are culled out beforehand, and we concentrate our efforts to PROVE something to suit our agenda – [which alone should ring alarm bells since that is what History IS not just for us, but for all the others who wrote about it] – can we wrap our hand around this leviathan of the deep in which only the crown of the head is visible and the rest forever submerged. Disappointing as it may be – this is the reality.
The idea of a Magian Lodge whose members conspired throughout the aeons to bring us to where we are now is an approach at best used by polemicists – those that seek to equally divide normative orthodoxy and heresy against it. It is almost demanded that there BE an enemy outside of us, someone or some group whose ideals clash with our own, who threatens to dominate the stage with false ideals, outlandish theories, damaging rhetoric. We believe ourselves engaged in an occult war because it provides the impetus to put into practice the Ethos of our people as Conquerors. How to be a conqueror if there is nothing to conquer? So we construe for ourselves, a narrow, limited-vision, idea of the past so that we can decide the future. But the one thing many people fail to take into account is the corruption of the information that is RIFE. The majority of people do not KNOW how to read. They accept facts and information at face value, and even the Sinister uses a majority of Christian sources, written by Christians, to prove its agenda. Facts become weapons – based on faith in the very idea of facts.
Agenda is everywhere – it is human to have an agenda – its why we seek to become Dark Ones, or overthrow the Magian, or get together at all as isolated people across the planet, or in close-proximity groups – we have an agenda. We think we understand the very nuts and bolts of what is “WRONG” with the world or our culture and we seek to “RIGHT” it – we believe ONLY our movement can do so, because ONLY our movement understands what has been broken and how to fix it. And, its why we support others we think support us – because their agenda, helps our agenda. And, its why we war against those who we think don’t support our agenda, because it makes our agenda harder to attain. This is an approach that humans have taken for hundreds of thousands of years. Tribal difference correlates directly to the forms that possess us.
The truth is exceedingly simple, Human beings, who don’t enjoy their condition, want someone or something to blame. Sometimes, there IS someone to blame, who is deliberately making life hard or unfair. But to lay the blame of the worlds condition at the feet of a mythical illuminati is insane. It is not just insane – but easier. The frightful problem with humans is that we do not live long – and even if we spend our whole lives working to understand History – we cannot achieve more than a cursory understanding – our lives are simply too short and our capacities too limited – otherwise we should realize that everything is far too complicated to have conclusions. The very concept of conclusions is to give up, believing one has exhausted the material from which they draw facts and points to the point where an agenda has been sufficiently proved. All of the sources drawn from had writers who also had agendas – tipping facts one way or another. When a writer encountered something he didn’t like, his peers wouldn’t like, or something that went against his agenda – what did he do? He didn’t accept it and change himself – he changed the writing, edited it, omitted it, or altered it, instead.
We must be HONEST with ourselves, our EGO must learn to be HONEST too. The problems that plague humanity are not driven by some amorphous description that seems bound to a definite area of people when we say Christianity. What is a Christian? Someone that believes in God? Someone that goes to Church? Someone that tells other’s they are going to Hell? Someone that follows the teachings of Christ? The term is as nebulous as any other, including Magi. We can cut corners and treat these notions as facts, as given terms for observable phenomena, build a view on them using their stones for our masonry – but the Adept knows that’s all it is. Sometimes that’s all that is needed – trading one story for another is often the best humanity can hope for – and such trading can work, where new stories promote new expressions, new reactions, new forms until they too solidify and become the new orthodoxy.
If you do not see the enormous egoism and human-centred perception at play across the board in taking this stance, or that this is the very stance millions of people take – then you cannot evolve into what lays beyond this primitive perceptive tradition. The Temple asks a question that is quintessential of psychic evolution – DO, we have to have an enemy to provide impetus to our motion?
What does it mean to be as Nietzsche once said: Beyond Good and Evil?
It means, Whatever you can say about what it is to be Sinister – I can equate with being no different from those things that define the Magi. The Magi are lazy, incompetent, foolish? The mundanes are sub-human, incompetent, ignorant?
The Empires that rule the world have never been Satanic, incompetence would not reduce resistance to nil or take the acts against it in its stride, as for foolish – only a fool underestimates their limitations to comprehend the mind-boggling scope of what Christianity has achieved. Fools focus on what it has not achieved and cite from sources of its achievement – philosophers, artists, inventors, warriors, sorcerers. The sheer staggering expertise of Christianity has required truly serious head-scratching to provide a counter-form. ONA sought to be it – but is nothing more than an arm of it. It matches, action for action, the same polemic attitude demonized as being a trait of the Magian. Vindex is a thinly disguised Jesus, Baphomet a sexist icon that oppresses Women, it’s understanding of History as blind as any other – nowhere does it accept or acknowledge the limitations of the human to understand, because it is unable to come to terms with the reality it never will.
There are more books in any library than we will ever be able to read. There are more experiences on the planet than we will ever be able to enjoy/endure. There is more wrong with our world-view than we will ever want to admit.
We can flesh out a reasonable utility of understanding, enough to provide context and purpose, but we can never truly know, and this is a devastating thing the Ego must accept because it believes it can do anything – and it is this trait that makes humans so persistent, motivated and determined to overcome. But like all the other groups peer to it, it seeks a superman to hide its shame – it wants to overcome but it is already overcome – our memories are not secure, our lifespan is short, our ability to comprehend in more than a handful of dimensions is finite, our eyes form most of the judgement, we have only a small wedge of consciousness opposed to the vast gulf of the rest of the psyche, we are biased, prejudiced, and loaded with an agenda. We are possessed of a 23 syndrome and see demons and angels wherever we look – they just take on different guises. We understand only through brief approximations, we know neither the secret of nature or the universe, and we struggle at the best of times just to be ourselves. We are fraught with complexes, neuroses, psychic disturbance, pathology, compensations – the need to drink, eat, stay warm, breathe, excrete all regularly – our bodies are mostly helpless against colds, viruses, internal malfunction, cancers, death.
We seek to be superman because we cannot be super enough to accept ourselves as we are – we need to be Gods, Overmen, Super-Beings, Immortals, to go live with Aliens, to believe in Crop Circles, Pyramid Power, Annunaki – all to save ourselves from our condition as flimsy frail human beings. We hear of stem-cell research, nanotechnology, biomechanics, genetics and other things going on around the planet to prolong human life, slow down human deterioration, engineer better, stronger, parts and pieces – and this belief, or rather, dis-belief at what we are – is the power core of the Magi. Of the “Magian” world-view and motivator to worship God, explain the Devil, or deny both.
It is not enough to be human we want to be inhuman. And if we were inhuman – we’d probably want something else. And this is the job of the Ego – to decide what we are and what we want to be. And it looks at what we are and what we want to be and concentrates on closing the distance between reality and fantasy. But we fall short most times frustrating the ego immeasurably. Because that is its function – to struggle toward an ideal of us. And if we should achieve it – to struggle toward an ideal of others, and a widening scope of the world around it.
It is not a dirty word to be human. We shouldn’t go so far to say we’re proud to be one – we simply have no choice. And we share the planet with billions of other ones. It is our lot. Our condition. Some luckier than others, some much luckier than others. Born into wealth, or a peaceful location. Some whose backdrop in life is death, suffering and war. Some whose backdrop is security, fine foods and fast cars.
We must divest these things of our emotional attachment for it clouds our judgement. Satanism could never haven been so strong a form if Christianity had not been so oppressive – every action has an opposite an equal reaction – if Christianity had been flimsy or simple it should have created a shadow of Satanism that was the same. If you set up a polemic between two forces, then the one will be as strong as the other you push off against. Because its all in the mind. The Magi, the very instrument of calling them a Magi are parts of a ceaseless equation we must not believe but understand. No-one wants to acknowledge the validity of the forms they hate, that they push off against to make their own stand, to reject something in order to build their own something – but why? Such pitiful ignorance even after thousands of years of how forms work, of what is required, of the nasty, brutish, ugly aspects of interaction involving events and persons is as equally a part of form as any pleasant aspects of it. The Traitor may be hated, feared, despised but alchemically he or she is the catalyst for change, the tumbling of the house of cards, the loss of control we pretend doesn’t exist only to be sorely reminded that we have very little – even as we might think we understand people and their motives to a critical degree – there is always a surprise, a knife, a shadow – as there has always been. Someone to be reviled and blamed – as if we are destined to perform the same gormless dance forever without ever gaining any understanding of the importance of the SINISTER.
The Sinister practice life-affirming things whilst the Magi practice a worship of Death? Nonsense. The division between the two is a convenience at best – there is no division – you are as Magian as you are Sinister, as right as you are wrong, as black as you are white.
If we take a polemic outside of our own, and look at two nations warring, or two tribes, or even a couple arguing – we can clearly see there are “two sides to every story” and that “both are as bad as one another” – it is there short-sightedness and ongoing involvement with each other that keeps the conflict going, the actions and cheeky slights, aggressive pushes, cutting remarks that keep it fuelled. Keep them at each other throats without ever stopping to reconsider if the whole thing was not just absurd. This applies to the Magi and Sinister too.
But the disadvantage of accepting this is that it seems to not be true – that you are more one than the other – why? Because the Ego doesn’t know how to motivate itself without an enemy. The conflict continues even when you understand this – because others don’t understand it. Let the Aeon Grind On…