The Only Veil is Over Their Eyes

When the Mystery cult of Isis began its mission to convert the mighty city-state of Rome in the second century before Christ, it scandalized the conservative establishment with statues of their goddess, a naked (or topless) harlot who gave everything she had to anyone who asked. This was the Isis of the old communal settlements, before surplus agriculture led to trade, which led to city-states, which led to the monetary system, which led to perpetual war.

The generals and the proconsuls responded to this generosity by having her priests crucified in the streets.

Isis long outlived them and eventually did bring the Empire to its knees, in temples bursting with smells and bells and hymns and vespers and the whole nine yards, but not before Imperial censors covered her in burqaa-like robes, complete with a matronly veil. Rome's Isis was now a lot stingier with her gifts, which included the gift of the secrets of the Universe.

The Mysteries gave way to the Philosophers, who in turn gave birth to the movement now called Gnosticism. The concept of Apocalypse -the great unveiling- was in fact a Gnostic one. This polyglot counterculture, made up of misfits and outcasts from the various competing state religions, were given to tripping balls in the Alexandrian suburbs and saw the world as an illusion created by a blind idiot god.

The Celestial Hierarchy sent their savior figure to reveal the truth behind the great cosmic hologram. They wrote all kinds of Apocalypses, or unveilings, but for one reason or another the Apocalypse of John of Patmos was the only one that made the Big Cut, even though quite a lot of Church fathers rejected it as uninspired.

Little did they realize.

John's Apocalypse became the fly in the civilizational ointment, a pretext for mass murderers and psychopaths and cultural suicide since the days of Constantine's Church. The contagion spread far outside the confines of Christianity, influencing traditions with no prior Big Finale of their own. Even the heirs of the Enlightenment aren't immune to its seductive pleasures- just look at the Singularity movement, an Apocalypse if there ever was one.

Church fathers as late as Martin Luther may have tried to debunk it, but it's hard to argue with its pitch that all the unbelievers will be slaughtered and spend Eternity in Hellfire while a thousand-year theocracy (yeah, it is where Hitler got the idea) reigns over the Earth.

I've always thought Apocalypticism- whether old school or New Age- was incredibly lazy. It's the wishdream of the low information believer, who thinks that the Heavenly host will do all the work while he just sits around and scratches his ass.

I left the Church partly because it was being taken over by knuckleheads, but partly because I just couldn't wrap my head around the Revelation method of understanding the world around us. I think we were given these marvelous super biocomputers- free of charge- for a reason. The Discovery method of understanding, if you will.

The Universe isn't hiding anything from us- we just have blinders over our eyes. The religious blinder, the ideological blinder, the ego blinder, the identity blinder and yes, even the "Science" blinder (meaning the reductive, authoritarian kind of corporate science that has become our new Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ).

And it's the very act of discovery- taking the blinders off- that gives our lives meaning. It keeps us young.


The 2012 Doomsday crowd failed to do their homework. If so, they'd see that Doomsday has a very poor attendance record. It can't be counted on to solve anyone's problems. I know its a big buzzkill, but a far more reliable way of solving your problems is, you know, solving your problems. Reading. Learning. Asking. Cooperating. Sharing. Communicating. The way any successful enterprise is run.

Instead of waiting for Apophis or Nibiru to crack your crown chakra, crack open a book. Hell, whatever crow he may have on his table, Daniel Pinchbeck has written some pretty damn good ones-- if you skip over the dopey crap about him being the long-prophesied messiah and the rest of the apocalyptoshit. You'll probably get some good deals on them and some others that might have some good information buried beneath the hype.

There's more information out there than you could ever process, so finding like minds to help you filter and process is always a good thing. And don't worry about gatekeepers anymore- if you're clever, you can just dig right underneath the gate.

Likewise, I think its time kick all the Apocalytoids to the curb for good and start a whole new alt.reality-exegesis of our own. The Conspiracowards have all gone so bugfuck since their white knight lost to the used car salesman, who in turn failed to unseat the Kenyan/ Indonesian/ Muslim/ Atheist/ Communist/ Fascist/whatever, that you really don't want to get any of their stink on yourself. Please; take my word for it.

Seeing that their paymasters in the GOP are having their own meltdown, it's only going to get worse. Crazy worse.

The ancient Mysteries are alive and well
and living in Latin America
I don't have any time for the Disclosure movement, the Singulatarians-slash-Transhumanists, the "Truth" Movement and for any other movement that wants to take shortcuts to blessed Slack, Almighty Bob be praised.

There's never been a time when more information has been available, and yet too many Americans use this amazing technology to trade videos of bumfights or of idiots lighting their dicks on fire. Well, maybe the future is self-selecting. When the shit does hit the fan, it will do so in slow motion. You'll see it coming well in advance. Real preparation is preparation of the mind. Just a word to the wise.

The Truth is most definitely out there and it's got its naughty bits out like the old gods on their altars. It's up to us to figure it out, to puzzle out its mysteries and to accept that maybe the joy of life is leaving some questions unanswered.

Sometimes Mystery is the answer.

Note: Programming will return to normal on The Satellite, once Christmas is past us and provided nothing too momentous hits the news.


  1. "The Universe isn't hiding anything from us- we just have blinders over our eyes. The religious blinder, the ideological blinder, the ego blinder, the identity blinder and yes, even the "Science" blinder (meaning the reductive, authoritarian kind of corporate science that has become our new Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ).

    And it's the very act of discovery- taking the blinders off- that gives our lives meaning. It keeps us young."

    Very well put. I've been off the conspiracy sauce for a while now and I am so much better for it. I think what a lot of people do now is they deny reality in any form other than how they view "themselves" in their mind - their sense of reality is entirely an abstraction, and it disturbs me because it causes us to look at our universe as mutable instead of very real and very important. Information needs some form to be presented giving us matter, and the idea that we can all just sit back and let some Godhead do all the ascension work for us while we walk all over our maps is just totally ridiculous to me at this point. There is also the idea of quantum entanglement, that any quantum particles which have interacted with eachother record the information of the particles in a holographic manner, and they don't lose that information. So the idea of a holographic universe doesn't quite mean it's a fake universe. Just that you only see data you have already collected up to this point in time, the information your brain is capable of seeing behind things is a very small piece of the picture and probably the only way to really learn and take in new information is to go out into the world. The New Age is not fond of this idea I don't think.

    What the conspiratainment realm does is it creates all sorts of probabilities and possibilities while passing them off as fact, creating an abstract universe within the mind of the observer, usually not very close to reality. Because we entrench ourselves in "research" rather than felt and seen personal experience, we create a virtual world which WILL clash with the actual world and cause a lot of problems. Incoherence is a big problem. No dialogue can take place because your model does not take place in your immediate reality, it takes place in your brain and words are very, very powerful.

  2. Thats what i'm talking bout. nobody rends the veil more concisely. good to have you back brother knowles(y)

  3. Chris,
    A bit off topic I know,but since it's Christmas and you're a bit of a muso I just wanted to get your
    (and your reader's) opinion on a Christmas song my blogging friend King Uke just wrote.
    Funny enough it is called "Snow" and I was telling him about the script you wrote called "Snow" that is very similar to the movie "Hanna".
    Well I told him they most likely ripped your story off.
    But seriously,I think it is a pretty good song,but I haven't got a musical bone in my body,accept for my lazy bone,that is.-)

    If you and your readers like it give it a thumbs up on the You Tube site...and if you don't like it by all means give it a thumbs down...but be honest about it.

    Merry Christmas Chris,and I hope this means that "The Secret Sun"
    is slowly starting to shine again.
    Wishing you,your family and all your readers (even the those extreme right wingers.-) a very Merry Christmas.

  4. Hey Chris,

    Another great post. Hope you had an awesome Xmas. Just wanted to say that what you write here is so true. The Secret Sun has helped me enormously as a writer, artist blogger. But more than that it cavemen the strength to take other areas ofmy life more seriously; my nutrition and addictive, exreme personality included. Because of your willingness to share and inspire I'm a more well-rounded and healthier individual, not just better informed. I'm hoping to take this new energy and channel it into my blog, enlarging its scope somehow. I'm excited about what I''ll create, uncover and learn.

    Think you and Peace!

  5. Lol. Sorry for the bizarre spelling mistakes! Trying to use predictive typing on a new video tablet I got for Xmas. I haven't gone mad or anything!

  6. Nice advice, Christopher.

    When the shit does hit the fan, it will do so in slow motion. You'll see it coming well in advance.

    Perhaps this would be best rendered in the present tense, to decisively delineate it from outer-contextual apocalyptic interpretation?

    In other words: Sans proverbial veil, you can see it hitting the fan in slow motion NOW, so don't expect some default revelation, sudden, grand, or otherwise.

  7. Chris, it is of my opinion that you folks from the east coast need to get out of your heads and enjoy nature. Yea, take a walk down to the river, breath, relax. This adventure into Gnosis is taxing. Shineforth brave souls. Dennis

  8. Well said. The thing that has always most pissed me off about doomsday movements is that they obscure some important truth in an idiotic apocalyptic robe. (The conspiracy theorist in me says that that must be the whole point.) The prepper movement obscures the fact that civilizations DO collapse and evil people occasionally gain control of legitimate governments through conquest, at least temporarily, with infantile nonsense about the gold standard and the UN plotting to control us. The Y2K fever masked the fact that there really WAS a serious bug, and when nothing big happened it made the whole thing look stupid (despite the fact that the people who went out to fix the problem rather than hyping it were actually the reason why nothing happened). Less important on the grand scale, this Mayan nonsense exacerbates the general misinformation among Americans about ancient cultures.

    As for why these things happen, I have my theories. Although I support the existence of Israel, it disturbs me that fundamentalist christians in this country outnumber jews in their support of Israel. Could it be that, in this sole instance, fundamentalist christians have found compassion and support for a religion which should otherwise be heretical to them? Or is it possible that they are actually attempting to bring about the eschaton for their own disturbed purposes?

    What scares me is not these doomsdays, because they have (of course) never been right, but what these people will do AFTER their apocalyptic dreams are trampled. Disaster preparedness is always valuable, but what the far right is preparing for is not a disaster; it's a war. And when their disaster doesn't come, they might just roll up their sleaves and make their own disasters.

  9. I'm trolling the net drumming up interest for my novel in progress, The Acts of Simon Magus, and you looked like someone who may find it of interest. It's an epic historical fantasy which explores the roots of the original Gnosticism through the eyes of its notorious founder, with a Lovecraftian slant on biblical myth. Here is a draft for my upcoming Indiegogo campaign, including video and link to some readings. All comments welcome!