There he stood on the Earth looking at the Moon, and it never occurred to him that the Moon was once an Earth, and the Earth now, would one day be a New Moon, and all that divided one from the other were millions of years and the manifestation of two very different evolutionary cycles where spirit and matter moved, and are moving, towards synchronization and reconciliation. Each cycle is the building of a bridge.
For, as Man was fallen, so shall he ascend back to the place from whence he came. But this return from the wilderness cannot be accomplished without following the universal law as encoded within the educational existence which Man now finds himself. These laws exist and playout in our individual lives whether we acknowledge them or not. Ignoring them will subject us to multiple lifetimes of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical suffering. With each new life, we bring forth that which was previously learned, though we may not be aware of that. How do you know something? Where did thought of knowing come from? Where have you met that person before? Why did you make one choice over another? All our echoes of that which came before.
No one wanted to be wrong at a time when no one knew how to be right. All existed in that place which was once called purgatory but has since been named enlightenment. It was a space which encompassed two worlds which were more evolving together than colliding. While one could be lost in the hellish catacombs of the subconscious, another, two steps away from the first, could be transcending the world of light and dark to reside in the translucent plane which exists just beyond. This space contains the origins of all as well as the seed of one
Once emotional propaganda takes root it quickly begins to copy and paste itself throughout the simulation, or social construct, and before long the new becomes that which always was and will always be - the "truth" which is broadly accepted. Those who deny this truth collect on the fringe of the social construct and throw emotional bombs back into the simulation in the hope that one of them can self-replicate, copy and paste itself, and become a new viral truth which can take over the simulacrum from within.
Attempting to manipulate and control the material world directly is counter-intuitive to the nature of how that world functions. Being that all matter is manifested from thought it would be instrumental for the real magician to focus attention and efforts upon the world of thought, as thought is where the material world can be manipulated before the act of manifestation itself. Doubt it not, this is the true nature of our world and those who understand this dynamic have targeted the core subconscious of the human race.
Even as these words manifest from within my mind through the keyboard and forever into the digital world which is incrementally tightening its embrace around us, you are being drawn further into the world I have created for us. Through the manipulation of letters and words, I am spelling out a magical spell which causes the transmutation of thought within each who reads the incantation. This is the truth which can be revealed and understood by those with the open mind of the mage and adept.
Matter is simple clay waiting for the direction of thought to form and mold its characteristics while devising its purpose. Weave the world from a billion minds. The more minds, the more manipulation of the material world which can be achieved. Overpopulation is a gift to the magician who truly understands this power.
Throughout 2018 the Philosophy of Metrics (POM) Community evolved and became something which can exist with or without me. This ragtag group of random individuals began coming together back in January of 2014. At first, everything was focused around the articles I would write as the group bantered about the subject material and started introducing their own research and supporting evidence.
Since then it feels like the POM Community has surpassed the limitations of one person and has broken free to become a truly independent and powerful source of shared wisdom and shared experiences of self-reflection and evolution. POM will have to continue long after I’m gone because the seeds we have planted together have only just begun to take root. It’s the understanding of where we have been, where we are now, and where we will be tomorrow. Our very own Dickens tale set in an online Victorian technological and philosophical era of anonymous suffering and loneliness.
Another milestone in 2018 was the growth of the XRP Community. The digital asset XRP is on a course to greatness and there appears to be little that can stop it at this point. Those that have been following the events throughout the year understand what I am referencing. The light bulb cannot be uninvented. This community was very welcoming to me and my abstract and sometimes challenging interpretation of XRP and the Ripple strategy, which is building software solutions upon the XRP ledger.
Beggars want to be kings and kings want to be greater kings. Each of us seeks out XRP knowledge and riches for our own reasons. Some are enthralled by the process of development and implementation more than price. Others are strictly focused on upward price movement and untold riches. There are many who populate the temporary wastelands in between. We roam about wondering "when moon" and follow those who proclaim to know something which the profane do not. Those who make such claims are indeed the profane amongst us, for the accumulation of knowledge and wisdom are two different things. Wisdom is the key to managing knowledge. Do you see profane Man? The king and the beggar are one and the same.
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Ancient Cryptography and the Pattern of Human Religious Archetypes and Pagan Psychology
“It is the opinion of the learned that whenever the ancient sages, whom in the Greek language we call Philosophers, discovered any secret of art or nature, they concealed it through various modes and figures lest the knowledge of it should fall into the hands of the wicked.”
The above quote is from the opening paragraph of Steganographia by Johannes Trithemius. This book is considered one of the great occult works on pagan spiritualism and demonology ever written. Published in 1606, and based on the ancient writings of King Solomon, it would go on to inspire other occult interpretations and translations of those same ancient texts. But Steganographia, and all the occult works which came after may be about much more than mere evil spirits and demons.
“Trithemius' most famous work, Steganographia (written c. 1499; published Frankfurt, 1606), was placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum in 1609 and removed in 1900. This book is in three volumes, and appears to be about magic—specifically, about using spirits to communicate over long distances. However, since the publication of a decryption key to the first two volumes in 1606, they have been known to be actually concerned with cryptography and steganography. Until recently, the third volume was widely still believed to be solely about magic, but the "magical" formulae have now been shown to be covertexts for yet more cryptographic content.”
The relationship between occultism, steganography, and cryptography is a massive subject which could fill volumes. The relevance which is the focus of this piece is built around the concept that “spirits” could be used to communicate over long distances. These communications were secured with a “key” to ensure the “transactions” were processed by the intended receiver.