Saturday, April 17, 2010

AstroGnostic: Archons are Always Lurking in the Shadows

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One of the great and dangerous myths of America is that the "New World" was settled by brave and devout pilgrims, yearning to breathe free and practice their faith. The fact is that the Puritans (or "Separatists," as they called themselves) were little more than indentured servants to European corporate interests.

If history teaches us anything it's that cultists always make the best slaves, and captains of industry in Amsterdam and the City of London set up the plantations as proto-Jonestowns, using newly-created chartered companies like the Massachusetts Bay Company, the Virginia Company and the Dutch West India Company to siphon off the profits while the Puritans (my direct ancestors, mind you) slaved away and masochistically indulged themselves in misery and deprivation (and then eased their suffering with the ultimate narcotic: self-righteousness).

And as this article from Bible Discernment Ministries argues, the Puritans were little more than a Dominionist death cult, one bent on genocide in the name of Jehovah, quoting this passage from a history of the Puritan/Indian wars:
(T)he Puritan massacres of the Pequot Indian tribe on May 26, 1637, and again on July 14, 1637, were deemed by the Puritans to be directed by God -- Captain John Mason declared, "God laughed his Enemies and the Enemies of his People to Scorn, making them as a fiery Oven ... Thus did the Lord judge among the Heathen, filling the Place with dead Bodies" (Segal and Stinenback, Puritans, Indians, and Manifest Destiny, pp. 111-112, 134-135).
But again- all this took place in a corporate colony- not a religious commune. Massachusetts and the other colonies were a giant corporate industrial park, not a state as we would understand it today. But any careful study of the history of any successful religion eventually leads to the rich and powerful, lurking in the shadows and pulling all of the strings from the get-go.

In light of all of that, this episode of The New Outer Limits is one of the most subversive and perceptive episodes of television I've ever seen. Anything more I can say about it would be risking spoilage, so all I can say is that this is an absolute must-see for anyone interested in the real (and secret) history of religion and empire, from ancient times to the colonial era to today (and sadly, tomorrow). This episode aired in 2001 but it more timely than ever before.

It's also ripe to bursting with Gnostic themes. Some are obviously borrowed from Dark City, but grafted on to a much more pointed and perceptive critique of the nature - and economics - of belief. It definitely rewards repeat viewing, given all of the subtext woven throughout it. Non-US readers click here.

UPDATE: Reader Jim speaks for me when he writes: "I never watched this show when it aired. Now It's quickly becoming one of my favorite all-time TV shows. So far all the episodes I've watched contain an important message and reveal truths that are only now being fully exposed."

No question about it. Thanks, Jim.


  1. mgm has blocked the video in the UK

  2. Check the "Non-US readers click here" link.

  3. "This place is terrible" totally agree. I understand where your going with all this I hope, No one can be a true prisoner, no one owns the soul, we are all apart of the same dust. I appreciate this religious cult thing, I get it. " First born child" bible saga, get it all these things are clear, I always knew religion was what it was, so what do we do? where does one go for true answers, how does one know their on the right path? What if the true Angels are the ones who plant bits of truth to awaken those to revolt? I am getting this whole alien vs human prisoner thing...
    Excellent work again


  4. Hi Chris.

    Speaking of JonesTown, here is an interesting post done by Jedi.

    As for Anon...Good questions.

    The way you find truth is through AWARNESS. Nothing else matters. Now this is hard to explain in one line but it took be a lifetime to get to that statement. What to do? technically nothing. But what I did, has now become years of life experiences and tons of reserach. Anon, visit the interesting blogs...the good blogs that talk with intelligents not superstition. The Secrect Sun is a quatlity blog I refer to as an example.

    Here are a few more to help you on your way. If you have any questions, your welcome to vist me on my blogs. Take care. Oh thanks for the post Chris. :)

    That's a start. :)


  5. let's not forget that 'father' in this case is also government, as well as religion. And as far as I can see, "father" is also "science", since science is become the new religion and is being used selectively by government and religion and alone! for repression. See Dawkins, et al, for the latter, as well as the AGW cult (which conveniently feeds all three). As well as the Apollo moon hoax. Yes we are being carried on a ship far away.

    right back to where we are.

    Chris, how you find this stuff, and find the time to work it up into such great posts, and have a family and a job is also way beyond this little slave's understanding.


  6. Off topic, angry nordic god shows his face.

  7. Chris, I just watched this episode the night before your post. Your assessment of it is right on. I also have to agree with middleworld. By the end of the episode it was clear to me how "New Life" did a great job of illustrating how governments and other institutions manipulate people's beliefs and opinions just like any other cult does. Those who discover the truth are branded as the lunatics.

    btw, Thanks for the Twitter link to these episodes Chris. I never watched this show when it aired. Now It's quickly becoming one of my favorite all-time TV shows. So far all the episodes I've watched contain an important message and reveal truths that are only now being fully exposed.



    A new post you may find interesting concerning Freemasons.


  9. Deeply disturbing.

  10. Christopher, you have a distorted notion about corporations. Have you look up the dictionary and the etymology of the word, "corporate"?

    It is easy for people like us today to criticize the actions of the Puritans in the Indian wars of the 17th century North America, but have we truly walk in the footsteps of the Puritans and the Indians to know that what they did were wrong without ever knowing the real stories behind them? Frankly, there were compelling beliefs for the Puritans to view themselves as such in the light of ongoing struggles during the Reformation-period Europe. A reading of Diarmaid McCulloch's excellent book, "The Reformation" can testify to that.

    I also suggest a reading of Thomas E. Woods' book, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History", pg 6 to 10 (the book can be previewed in Google Books) to dispel the myths of the Puritans and the relationship with the Indians. The Indian tribes were more or less hostile to each other and saw the Puritans as a mean to have the upper hand over rival Indian tribes, especially for trading purposes. The competition and resentment among the Indian tribes traced back to the pre-colonial period of intra-Indian wars, of which led to the formation of a truce-based League of the Iroquois. Indian tribes were never always on friendly terms with each other and some were outright savage in their means toward Indian tribes, before and after the American colonial period.

    The Pequot wars and the subsequent massacre were unfortunate incidents, but the English Puritan soldiers, of which one was my ancestor, were trained in the Dutch ways of total warfare. They did what they were trained for and applied that in the only way they knew how, regardless of how merciless and cruel they did in the battles. No different than the Mongol horsemen mercilessly wiping out scores of Muslim and non-Muslim peoples as the Mongol horde swept Central Asia, the Middle East and eastern Europe. Whole villages and city-states were ransacked and destroyed, and its inhabitants massacred, taken into slavery, or submitted to the khans.

    Supposedly, in an alternative world which the Mongols invade North America, most Indian tribes wouldn't stand a chance in stopping the Mongol horde, and some could be mercilessly wiped out in the process.

    I enjoy your works in your blog, Christopher, but this generalist attack on the Puritans and the suggestion that the Puritan colonies were all a "giant corporate industrial park" seem too personally interpretative and biased, in my opinion. Proper historical contexts and circumstances must be considered and taken into account, nonetheless.

  11. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr...boznia is banned even for non Us readers =/ :)
    interesting blog you have here :) tnx for sharing (at least partially ;)

  12. F- God give us brains for a reason. Not to let someone else do our thinking for us, but for us to discover the plan, the patterns, the underlying truths for ourselves. As soon as we depend on someone else for that, we're doomed.

    D*888- Yes a very ugly story. What's even uglier is how many of those control techniques were then unleashed on the megachurches.

    Middley- Interesting you bring that up- the false polarities we're presented with can unite in opposition to those who question their duopoly. Thanks for the kind words.

    77M- Ragnarok is here...

    Jim- Excellent- I put your mini-review on the post.

    Rob- You're arguing with points I didn't make. I have no interest in Native tribal politics. The point of the article is that the plantations were not religious communes, but banker-owned factory farms creating profit for shareholders. That's established fact, despite the mythology grown up around the early colonies. The Puritans had no interest in freedom- they were fanatics in the grip of a fundamentalist ideology made to order for empire-building.

    Monsung- Keep looking- you'll find something somewhere...

  13. Rob, I hope you get to read this.

    I could make many dozens comments but I stuck to a few of your quotes only. Comments fter each quote.

    Rob said...

    "Proper historical contexts and circumstances must be considered and taken into account, nonetheless."

    Sorry man but were you born in a remote place? Do you think HISTORY is in any way written ACCUTELY? Are you mad? Don't base anything that is written by the do called experts unless you have walked in there shoes. You have know IDEA if history is doucumented with truth. All TRUTHS are lies anyway. So WTF is "Proper historical contexts"? Who makes the rules on what's proper historical contexts as you say? The same experts who write the books I bet. lol

    "It is easy for people like us today to criticize the actions of the Puritans ....., but have we truly walk in the footsteps of the Puritans and the Indians to know that what they did were wrong without ever knowing the real stories behind them?"

    You are worried about accurate history from 200 and 300 years ago. Who cares. I can show you HUMAN GENOCIDE going on on just a few thousand miles from where you live but you won't blieve me.

    In 1857, before Canada became a country, it was governed from Upper Canada, and the Gradual Civilization Act was passed to slowly & methodically exterminate the native Indian population.

    Oh yeah...the United Church of Canada (scum bags) & with help of the Canada branch of their Government (RCMP), they have been exterminating the Native Canadian Indians for decades. Note I said DECADES...meaning it still happens. Murdering approx 250,000-500,000 CHILDREN in recent 20 or so years. And you ask why? To terminate the RACE off the face of the earth. Do you see Proper historical contexts here?

    "I also suggest a reading of Thomas E. Woods' book, "The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History", pg 6 to 10 (the book can be previewed in Google Books)"

    WHAT DOOES HE KNOW ABOUT HISTORY? Did he tell we are still run by the Queen of England because we never..truly SEPARATED?

    Did he tell you you that all WARS ARE MADE-UP? All wars are for 3things only:

    -Medial Science Advancement
    -Popolation REDUCTION!!! That's kind of a biggie isn't it.

    The Whole WORLD is controled by approx 6 of the most powerful bankers in the world. They run it all, now that is historaical & presnt truth.


  14. Oh Rob, would you like to see the true media you listen to...?

    Oh here is some more historical truth you may not se potrated in the History Books about our fine Pres. Ronald (a B actor with a 98IQ) Regan.

    In Maos China, the government established a sprawling system of administrative detention centers — known as Laogai — designed to reeducate dissidents and other social misfits through forced slave labor.

    In the Soviet Union under Stalin, a network of gulags — a Russian acronym for The Chief Administration of Corrective Labor Camps and Colonies — were established, primarily for political prisoners and as a mechanism for repressing political opposition to the Soviet state.

    Rex 84 was created in the United States for basically the same reason. The Rex-84 Alpha Explan (Readiness Exercise 1984, Exercise Plan; otherwise known as a continuity of government plan), indicates that FEMA in association with 34 other federal civil departments and agencies, along with other NATO nations, conducted a civil readiness exercise during April 5-13, 1984. It was conducted in coordination and simultaneously with a Joint Chiefs exercise, Night Train 84, a worldwide military command post exercise (including Continental U.S. Forces or CONUS) based on multi-emergency scenarios operating both abroad and at home. In the combined exercise, Rex-84 Bravo, FEMA and DOD led the other federal agencies and departments, including the Central Intelligence Agency, the Secret Service, the Treasury, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Veterans Administration through a gaming exercise to test military assistance in civil defense, writes Diana Reynolds. The exercise anticipated civil disturbances, major demonstrations and strikes that would affect continuity of government and/or resource mobilization. To fight subversive activities, there was authorization for the military to implement government ordered movements of civilian populations at state and regional levels, the arrest of certain unidentified segments of the population, and the imposition of martial law.

    And this means that in 1984 they estimated that over 22,000,000 people of colour race in the USA would be EXTERMINATED in the future. Now that number is much biggher. Ron regan signed this PLAN called Rex 84 or the King Alfred Plan.


  15. This is an old post, but I cannot help but add that the first English colonizers, Raleigh and Gilbert, were part of John Dee's magical circle. Dee even seems to have drawn up charters for colonization of "Atlantis," as he called it, in his own name before Raleigh did. There are even passages in Dee's magical diary where he discusses colonization plans with the "angels".

    Winthrop himself was something of an alchemist, and used Dee's Hieroglyphic Monad as his personal emblem. (See Calder's thesis for more info.)

  16. DS888, proper historical contexts and circumstances meaning taking upon a variety of proven facts, crucial documentations, peer-reviewed studies, and extensive scholar works by historians, archaeologists, and researchers established over the decades, even though it's an ongoing process of examining and re-examining history. You're operating from the old adage of "history written by the victors", but that is no longer applied today and to the community of historians, archaeologists, and researchers. It is not about pursuing truth, it is about examining pieces, bits, here and there, consider some new findings, going back old findings and re-examining them; putting them together to form a semblance of history and figure out what exactly happened a long ago. I'm fairly certain that some legitimate historians and researchers are biased in their own ways, but I don't think they are willing to risk their reputation by writing up a historical research paper based on their personal bias and "victors writing history" for peer reviews.

    I think the best example is the recent re-examining of the history of the Jamestown settlement in Virginia. Many thought the original settlement was washed out to the James River. But several years ago, they founded the original settlement in an actual different location and did founded many crucial pieces and bits that were long thought lost. Much of the earlier findings of the Jamestown history has to be thoroughly re-examined to either reinforce earlier perceptions, re-adjust or throw them out.

    The rest of your post is a very personally interpretative view with strong emotional resonation, so I'm not going there for your sake and mine. I won't be posting here on this subject. Thank you for your comment.

    Christopher, that's why I recommended Diarmind McCulloch's book, the Reformation. Certain reasons for the Puritans driven to such beliefs can be understood by what had happened during the period of the Reformation in Europe and England. The Roman Catholic Church was out to destroy the Protestant movement by every which way they can do to them. It was a very angry and crazy time.

  17. I recently saw as much as I could stand of the low budget movie CTHULHU - basically an adaptation of Shadow Over Innsmouth framed around a gay man's struggle with his family's expectations along with a little Call of Cthulhu thrown in.

    Actually, the one thing the movie has going for it is a great conception. The original story is great, but, like most Lovecraft stories, there isn't much in it that has the necessary emotional connection and conflict that you need in a movie. I won't give it away, but the basic frame the filmmakers put around the the story is a great idea.

    Also, the location in Oregon is terrific - just like the American remake of the J-Horror movie, The Ring, the American Northwest and its islands visually feel more like the haunted and isolated New England of Lovecraft's novels than today's Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

    Other than that the movie is just horrible and by the time Tori Spelling shows up, it becomes unbearable.

    In any case, the basic idea of the movie is about cultists and the basic horror of the story is that the cultists are right. The passage about John Mason and the massacre of the natives reminds me of Obed Marsh and his massacre of the unbelievers in Innsmouth.

    In the end, Mason and his "cult" inherited the land - can you say God was not on his side?