In political science, the idea of “theocracy” is a well-established ideology of rule, but something that is not often discussed. For those unfamiliar, the term “theocracy” implies the unhindered rule of God governing over human society. Often this rule of God is considered in the more nuanced, esoteric sense as Natural Law, Divine Law; or the Law of Karma and God, in the Kabbalastic sense, is considered as the embodiment of the known cosmos and all its intermediaries, as represented by the Tree of Life diagram. By Kabbalists and their predecessors, the Tree of Life was considered to be the “body of God,” and by this nature, esoteric scholars considered “God making man in his image,” not as God being a humanoid, but looking at a human being as a fractal reflection of the cosmos—or the Microcosm of the Macrocosm.
This system, very briefly put, along with the pervasive functions that it implies, is Natural Law. Additionally, this is also the political ideology of anarchism, and although esoteric philosophy is not essential to anarchism, they are very often considered hand in hand by anarchist authors and researchers. Simply put, anarchism is about the abolishment of hierarchies and institutions, leading to a de-centralized society that promotes group work through voluntarism. In the same way that a neuron or even a bicep strengthens with repetition, so to do the social mainstays adapt to Natural Law, and strengthen over time. This is the alchemy of society!
The further explanation here is perhaps best illustrated with an example: language. In his essay, “Natural Law Anarchism,” author Jonathan Crowe takes these definitions as generally understood above, and goes a step further by actually transposing them onto modern society, by exploring hypothetical thought experiments based on prior history and empirical deduction of logic and rationale. The quote, taken from this essay, which can be read here, explains how language explains how altruistic social conventions will arise through anarchism like the strengthening of the neuron:
“The main problem with his argument [of statism over anarchism] is that it overlooks the central role of social conventions in solving coordination problems. Many social coordination problems—including extremely complex ones—are solved by convention, rather than authority. Languages, for example, are complex sets of conventions that have evolved in response to the need for society-wide standards of communication. They work well even though nobody planned them. It is arguable that many other social coordination problems could be solved by convention in the absence of a centralized legal authority. This would result, if not in unanimity, then something functionally very similar.”
On the other hand, theocracy is often interpreted quite differently. It is considered, by many other philosophers, that since hierarchies can be seen throughout nature, that Hierarchy is the Divine/Natural Law. These were the ideas that seem to be fostered by the traditional gnostic Mystery Initiations, as elaborated by Plato in his work, “The Republic,” and as can be seen with the rise of the theocratic rule of the pharaoh in ancient Egypt, which seems to have stemmed in part from Babylon, and saw deep fruition in the societies of Greece, Rome, Persia and the like. Even in ancient Europe, the Druids were often considered the Gnostic interpretation of this hierarchy. In ancient India, the Vedic monks were considered this intermediary, and it was thought by the Vedic that the social-spiritual intermediary that man was in need of was a transitory period—the spiritual training wheels of the common man.
Along this line of thought, in Vedic cosmology, their astronomy involved a charting of the time cycles of the celestial bodies and their interactions with each other on an energetic level on top of simply observing these planets, and the Veda believed in “Yuga Cycles” as a result of this, which can be considered an Indian understanding of the Precession of the Equinoxes and the ancient House of the Zodiac. Each Yuga cycle dictated a different state in conscious that all human beings were electromagnetically transmitting at, and as the earth rotated further and further on in time, so did man’s consciousness in a cyclical fashion—eventually going from the end of understanding, back to the beginning, and repeating as the ultimate stage for the Law of Karma to play out on.
The elaboration on the idea of the Yuga Cycles is because of the implications this has on the ancient ideas of consciousness and its evolution—which was upheld throughout all the ancient priest-classes of metaphysics beyond India, but with different terminology. Perhaps in ancient society, because of the way the Earth was reflecting transmission of consciousness, there really was a need for this theocratic hierarchy for a certain period of time—and whether or not this is the case, this is certainly how it was considered during these times.
By either a misunderstanding of the ancient principles of human consciousness and its relationship to the earth’s electromagnetic field (also called the “ether), or by an abuse of these ancient principles, modern secret societies have taken this argument of “Divine Hierarchy” and ran with it, full steam ahead. Since the perceived rule of God was the origin of modern government, it is really no surprise that the survival of these Mystery Initiations (however tainted they may be), like Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism, is rampant throughout the nation’s most elite media moguls, politicians, and so-called “philanthropists.”
This is not discrediting the value or doctrines of Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, or schools like it—and these schools of thought have done a great deal of good for humanity—but the fact of the matter is that, if there was ever a time for hierarchy in society, that time has passed. “God” does not give word of law through man, God’s laws are the natural and immutable functions of the planet and the cosmos beyond it—they are the silent and inviolable laws of the inner Microcosm and the outer Macrocosm, and the moment a man is claiming to interpret the will of God, it will always be a mistranslation at best—even if the words were truly from some sort of deity. Or as the “telephone game” taught society nothing…?
This is not hinting at something like a “grand Freemasonic conspiracy” to take over the globe with a New World Order either. Rest assured that the New World Order is a well-documented political ideology upheld by many scholars and politicians alike, and that Freemasonry has involved itself with both politics and New World Order philosophy, but the “Globalist agenda” as it were, is not exclusively run by a Masonic lodge by any means. Nothing in the world is that simple, and suffice it to say that a better understanding is that the Globalist Eugenicist has perverted the early sciences of ancient man and largely hidden it from the public because of its ability to liberate the mind. Because of this, there have been entire inner societies of these orders, such as Skull and Bones at Yale, that have apparently run with some massive distortions of esoteric philosophy. The Globalist does not want the common man’s mind illuminated any more than the farmer wants his cow to start contemplating God—and many consider this to be one of the deepest social allegories in Orson Welles’ classic, Animal Farm, as in: what happens when the cattle, or the common man, begins to think for itself?
In reality, the argument that hierarchies are an immutable, inviolable law of nature is a very tenuous and choosy analysis of nature, and is simply false overall. It is common philosophy throughout all esoteric thought, even in ideas like Animism (where there is an essence of “soul” energy in all things), that there are degrees of consciousness. Surely a human should treat all life with the utmost respect, but not even the Native Americans, for example, believed that animals were literally equivalent to humans. Why, then, should some of their under-developed socio-adaptation traits be extrapolated onto human society?
Furthermore, there is only a degree of animals, insects, and general life that function on hierarchy. Do trees rule over each other? What about weather patterns, or the ocean’s tide for that matter? Even if animal and human group-think could be equated, wouldn’t that mean that there is in turn a reflection of an immutable natural ruler of the ecosystem? There obviously is no such thing—for even the strongest and largest of animals have weaknesses that have been naturally exploited by other animals through adaptation. This article could continue to poke holes in this logic, but it should be fairly evident at this point that there simply is no direct equation here.
The only natural hierarchy is good over evil, and this does not determine “Good” climbing on top of and ruling the “Evil”—but a basic of functionality that prevails and permeates, fundamentally undermining the concepts of evil as a social convention, transmuting the mercurial toxicity of society into shimmering and purified gold the way an individual will purge themselves of unwanted thoughts and habits.
Some researchers online have started running with the off-putting term “Anarcho-Theocracy,” and while this is a slightly misleading title due to misconceptions of the ideas, the theory is a sound analysis. However, instead of using a political-sciency term, this article asserts that ideas of “anarcho-theocracy” are best left under the philosophical understanding of unfiltered Natural Law, or perhaps Natural Law Anarchism, if one really wants to put its own label to it. By definition, a Natural Law Anarchism could also be considered a “theocracy” since this world only directly entails a societal rule through God; it is the evolution of political administration that has perverted this idea and further assimilated the intermediary priest-class between man and god. Surely, there is an essential place for the priest in metaphysical doctrine, but a priest is not a politician—and in today’s society, the lines have been blurred more than one might think.
Whatever the case, it can be clearly demonstrated that in today’s society, culture, and natural global functionality, the administration of government and its esoteric, “divinely inspired” philosophies are outdated at the very best. As one begins to more deeply understand the principles of actual philosophical alchemy, and the deeper allegories of the mind that alchemy relays, it is quickly realized that the only way to truly achieve an equilibrium as a human being is to separate the truth from the lies; the good from the bad; or the mercury from the gold. The philosophy of dualism represents the idea that both of these polar opposites can be found to some degree in any physical manifestation, and the true underpinnings of alchemy represent the learning of the ability to extrapolate the healthy, cherished, and golden aspects of all life from the unhealthy, unwanted, mercurial aspects of life.
Clearly, in esoteric philosophy there is both mercury and gold, and this article proposes that political governance, Divine Hierarchy, and Priest-Class Intermediary Theocracy are mercurial, toxic aspects of esoteric philosophy and must be cast aside in order to achieve the alchemical gold, or the anarchist Tao-ness of modern society. And in the physical world, the only way to take the undesired away from the desired is to purge.
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