APOCALYPSE NEVER VI:
Finding Our Place In A Staged Golden Age

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SURVEYING THE SEVENTH DAY

“I feel carried away and possessed by an unutterable rapture over the divine spectacle of heavenly harmony… I write a book for the present time, or for posterity. It is all the same to me. It may wait a hundred years for its readers, as God has also waited six thousand years for an onlooker.”
Johannes Kepler Harmonices Mundi  [1618] – [1]

“The Rosicrucian Order is a state of mind. One becomes a Rosicrucian: one does not join the Rosicrucians…”
Paul Foster Case[2]

It seems that the German mathematician and astronomer Kepler also was familiar with the esoteric system of thousand-year days. Another interesting detail is that Arthur Koestler wrote in his biography on Kepler—The Watershed  [1960]—that the book Somnium  [1623] must be seen as the first science-fiction novel and that people like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells all owed much to this work. Yes, like a real holy man Kepler shed the waters so that the chosen initiates would be able to safely start their crossing to the New-Age. In the book Kepler’s Somnium  [1967] by historian of astronomy Edward Rosen we read an interesting analysis of Kepler’s usage of daemons in his works and in the dreams he experiences, leading to his earth-moving theories: [3]

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This explanation—a daemon being an expert—would add another and almost humoristic layer to Sagan’s Demon-Haunted World we live in, don’t you think? All those experts leading the way to the global Technocracy can then be rightfully called daemons, something we must do more often from now on! Because they are “one who knows”, you know. It would be interesting if this Edward was related to the famed scientist Nathan Rosen, who built bridges between worlds with Einstein. We’ve already met several people named after fields of roses, also mountains of roses, and now just plain roses. All working towards the creation of Heaven on Earth by letting the so-called ‘Rosicrucians’ in, because remember, in APOCALYPSE NEVER III we already learned that “legend claims that Rosicrucians are ‘unknown higher beings’ who live in the invisible and manage the world”. Their logo has always been a rose and a cross, the latter signifying the crossing between worlds. Another interesting insight into this, is a Latin phrase that was well-known as a Rosicrucian motto in that time: Dat Rosa Mel Apibus. This translates to “The Rose Gives The Bees Honey”. Esoteric scholar John Eberly tells us some interesting things about the Rose and the Bees:

This image of the Rosa Mundi, or Rota Mundi, is APOC6_rosecrossthe solar wheel of Apollo, the Lord of movement, of the ever passing/present moment. It is the Solar Citadel, the abode of the Heart, the symbolic center of the Supreme Center which is everywhere centered at once. It is a door through which this invisible place may be accessed by one with a pure heart and an unblemished soul.

The journey into the center can be thorny, but the destination is sweet, like honey to the bee. The pitfalls of the journey are symbolized by the transformative spider and her webs. […] The spider’s spiral webs show us the dangers on the road to Love, trick snares set to bind and trap, and ultimately victimize the inattentive wayfarer. On the surface, one may reasonably confuse the labyrinth of the rose for that of the web. This requires an inward looking, intuitive approach like that of the bee seeking to pollinate the receptive flower. If the bee successfully reaps the rewards of this lovemaking, the honey will enrich and nourish the entire community of the hive.

Without doubt, this rose engraving has over time become the consummate emblem of the order of the Rosy Cross, or the Rosicrucians, an essentially ‘invisible’ order. Many individuals and groups have made claims to be the ‘true’ Rosicrucians, however, since the original manifestos appeared in the early 16th century the jury has been out concerning who they might actually be. These documents were designed to give the appearance of a Christian utopian group based on the model of the organization of Freemasonry working clandestinely within society to effect world-wide change. These changes were meant for the overall good of humankind, while at the same time being anarchistic in their view of a one world economy and government. [4]

So here we learn a few interesting things and we also find a confirmation on some points stressed in earlier parts of this series. We get a hint on why the initiates compare themselves to bees. We also once again meet the Machiavellian credo of the end justifying the means. The destination being sweet immediately reminded me of Madonna’s song Get Together, which ends with these lyrics:

It’s all an illusion
There’s too much confusion
I’ll make you feel better
If it’s bitter at the start
Then it’s sweeter in the end

This is one of her main tasks in the Great Work, to spread the Kabbalistic teachings among the peoples. Similar to what the Rosicrucian Manifestos once were spread for. As many others do, Madonna ensures us it is all an illusion, so why bother anyway? For a long time her superiors have been creating chaos in the world, leading to the confusion they need. And they will offer the solutions too, which will finally make people feel better again. It will be a feeling of the virtual reality kind. Madonna called both the Kabbalah Centre as her spiritual mentor Philip Berg a ‘Ray of Light’, and both were the inspiration for her song with the same title. [5]

If we return to the article by John Eberly, we see that he wrote a lot more interesting things about the Rosicrucians. Speaking about the Manifestos, he tells us they were

probably the work of one man, most likely Lutheran minister Johannes Valentine Andrae, the documents have had the effect of change upon the imagination, and metanoia upon the hearts of those receptive readers in every succeeding age. Whether this has also caused an effect upon world governments is open to speculation, however, the Rosicrucian utopian vision has not (yet ?) taken concrete hold upon mankind. [that’s because a utopia for the masses was never a real option anyway, only for us to believe in—FS]

The red rose is the consummate Christian APOC6_masonrosesymbol of martyrdom. St. Ambrose, one of the four great Doctors of the Catholic church, tells us that before it became a flower of the earth, the rose grew in heaven without thorns. Following the Fall of Adam, which brought everything spiritual into the material realm, the rose took on thorns to remind humankind of its sins, while its beauty and fragrance remained to remind one of the Paradise lost. Thus, the Virgin Mary is known as the “rose without thorns” as she was exempt from original sin. Roses in connection with Christian saints generally represent their (re)ascent into heaven.

The bee represents hard work, diligence, harmony, and order. The honey, the essence of the activity of the hive, is a symbol of Christ and the virginity of Mary. The honey has also become in Christian symbolism a sign of religious eloquence, assigned to saints like St. Ambrose and St. Bernard of Clairvaux. St. Ambrose compared the beehive to the church as a symbol of the pious and unified community, and the Christian to the ardently working bee, who never sleeps, always vigilant and constantly acquiring virtue, adding “honey” to the whole community. On this point, the mystical philosopher Maurice Maeterlinck referred to the “spirit of the hive”, echoed by Rudolf Steiner, anthroposophical “Rosicrucian” who said that “it is the entire beehive that is wise”. [more on Steiner later in this essay—FS]

The Spider represents the miserly Devil, who sets traps and bleeds the victim of human frailty, symbolized by the cobweb. The cross, and especially the center, at the crossing point, the bindu; is the intersection where the spiritual meets the material plain… […] Where spirit enters the center the rose appears. The rose in DAT ROSA MEL APIBUS is not, as has been described above, restricted to Christian symbolism. Christianity after all is a religion that developed by virtue of its syncretistic assimilation of several older traditions. This symbolism transcends the particular to become universal in its application and essence.

Here we find a confirmation on the intersection of the cross being the point where the material and the spiritual world meet. The same goes for the river and its crossing, the mainstream and the underground stream, as we’ve already seen in the preceding parts of this series. And on the crossing we find the Rose. The high initiate Albert Mackey again gives some additional remarks in his Lexicon Of Freemasonry:

LUX—One of the appellations bestowed upon Freemasonry, to indicate that it is that sublime doctrine of truth by which the pathway of him who has attained it is to be illumined in the pilgrimage of life. Among the Rosicrucians, light was the knowledge of the philosopher’s stone; and Mosheim says that in chemical language the cross was an emblem of light, because it contains within its figure the forms of the three figures of which LVX, or light, is composed.

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Another interesting point that historian Edward Rosen made in the clipping earlier in this article, is that Plato and Kepler prefered to connect daemons to dividing or division. This would make a nice connection to why for instance Philip Kerr of Lothian was so convinced that nationalism is demonic in the negative sense, because this annoying isolationism is antithetical to the complete unity they so intensely long for. See OUR DEMON-HAUNTED ELITE for more on that.

In his book Perennial Philosophy  [1947] Aldous Huxley made some very important remarks that connect with this notion of division being somewhat demonic:

In India, as in Persia, Mohammedan thought came to be enriched by the doctrine that God is immanent as well as transcendent, while to Mohammedan practice were added the moral disciplines and ‘spiritual exercises’, by means of which the soul is prepared for contemplation or the unitive knowledge of the Godhead. It is a significant historical fact that the poet-saint Kabir is claimed as a co-religionist both by Moslems and Hindus. The politics of those whose goal is beyond time are always pacific; it is the idolaters of past and future, of reactionary memory and Utopian dream, who do the persecuting and make the wars. [6]

Huxley then quotes this mysterious Kabir, who has said that “behold but One in all things; it is the second that leads you astray”. Huxley cleverly hooked into the emerging New-Age mindset by appealing to the common individual—who he so intensely hated—that they must feel like One too, because, after all, everyone is a God in their own way:

That this insight into the nature of things and the origin of good and evil is not confined exclusively to the saint, but is recognized obscurely by every human being, is proved by the very structure of our language. […] For example, how significant it is that in the Indo-European languages…the root meaning ‘two’ should connote badness. The Greek prefix dys- (as in dyspepsia) and the Latin dis- (as in dishonourable) are both derived from duo. The cognate bis- gives a pejorative sense to such modern French words as bevue (‘blunder / literally ‘two-sight). Traces of that second which leads you astray can be found in ‘dubious,’ ‘doubt’ and Zweifel for to doubt is to be double-minded. [7]

But what our bad-boy Aldous forgot to mention is that his own name also contains Dous, which most used meanings are ‘duo’ and ‘two’! Other possible derivations are ‘sweet’ and ‘deus’ [God]. And what the devious bastard also neglected to mention is that all the languages he listed were designed by Initiates, and therefore they all have bad connotations for two or other multiplicities. The Agenda has been ongoing for thousands of years, don’t forget that. Also remember that in APOCALYPSE NEVER IV we saw that in the Pythagorean system two stands for female or weakness, which also extended into the teachings of the Kabbalah. On some of the most important Agenda-points all thought-streams agree! This is how the world has been run for thousands of years and how the whole world is now simultaneously converging into a common organism of one mind. And enforced androgyny is one of the main stepping-stones towards Oneness. According to the Wordsworth Dictionary Of The Occult  [1988] androgyny lies at the heart of Hermetism:

All the disciplines grouped under the general heading of Hermetism or occultism—magic, alchemy, initiation, etc.—suppose that the human being, once he is rid of his innermost darkness and lack of understanding, realizes that he is bisexual. This bisexuality is what enables him to relate to other people and the universe. From this point of view, the hermaphrodite symbolizes bisexuality controlled, refined and harmoniously integrated. [8]

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The above picture is from the great book Alchemy and Mysticism  [2001] by the German art professor Alexander Roob. [9]  It’s a drawing by the mysterious mystic and extremely esoteric-minded William Blake [1757-1827]. It’s part of the new Jerusalem from Blake’s ethereal visions, and as Mr. Roob explains:

William Blake’s last, great, illuminated poem, Jerusalem [1804], concludes with the “divine vision” of the re-established harmony of the four fundamental forces of man. The “Four Zoas” now appear in a fourfold rainbow that heralds the end of the flow of time and space. At the same time, limited material space opens up to Jerusalem, into the infinite freedom of the Golden Age. But the closing image seems less optimistic. In the middle stands “Los demiurgos”, leaning on the tools with which he forges “from the world of death the world of generation”. Urizen, calculating reason, turns this world of incarnation into a pagan temple of snakes, which can be seen in the background. It symbolizes the pantheistic idolatry of nature, the worship of matter. Los is split into his male shadow (spectre), which ascends on the left of the picture, carrying the sun of imagination (solution), and his female “emanation”, which is weaving the world of the OPUS MAGNUM: Trinity womb from the fibers of its body (coagulation). The composition refers to ‘satanic three-dimensional space’ and the trinity of directed time.

Blake developed the character of Los from various Paracelsian concepts. On the one hand, he is the “Archaeus”, the inner alchemist or “craftsman of all things”, who transforms the primal, spiritual forms into matter. […] And also the name “Los” can be read not only as an anagram of Sol-sun, but also as Sal-salt. In reference to the spiritual “salt of the earth”, Blake called its sphere of activity, the imagination, Urthona: earth owner. But Los is also the prophetic “Elias Artista”, who, according to Paracelsus, will appear at the beginning of the Golden Age to reveal the final secrets of alchemy. [10]

So here we learn a few very interesting new things. Paracelsus APOC6_armstrong[1493-1541] already ‘foresaw’ the new Golden Age starting with an Elias, an artist of some sort. In reality I think he materialized—Rose out of the ashes so to speak—in Elias Ashmole, the famous alchemist who started the Royal Society. But on that Golden Age-thing they’re a bit behind schedule. Blake named the four elements the Four Zoas, and these would carry time and space to its designated end, on the back of a rainbow. There is gold at the end of the rainbow, hmm? A Golden Age to be precisely. And look at that good old Urizen in the middle of Blake’s drawing, holding a hammer and compass. Blake depicts how the male Sun and the female Moon are to be connected into One unified whole. Ascension onto enlightenment on the one side, and the weaving of a web for the Great Mother / Moon Goddess on the other side.

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COSMIC HUMANISM

“All I wanna do is Zoom-a-Zoom Zoom Zoom…I got my mind made up, come on, get in, get in to it.”
Dr. Dre & LL Cool J.  [1998] – [12]

“2035, the whole world’s one Beehive. Throw us a line, you might be in time”.
The Dukes Of Stratosphear  [1987] – [13]

Let’s extend our picture even one step bigger. A 2011 study from a noted English scholar named Selin Kesebir gives us a broad outline of the historical thought of humanity being a superorganism. He tells us that the idea

that human groups resemble organisms can be found in ancient India, where Hinduism‘s four major castes were described as having descended from different body parts of a god-created primal giant. The implication is that all castes must work together, as do the parts of one body. A similar idea occurs in Plato‘s Republic, where Socrates made the extended analogy that a city-state is like a man. He described justice in an ideal city state (which involves each caste doing its job well and for the common good) to segue into his discussion of justice in a man (in which each part of the psyche does its job well and for the common good.)

As these examples show, superorganismic conceptions of human society are ancient. Moreover, numerous social thinkers have conceived of human societies as organisms that need to be understood on their own terms rather than as a mere collection of individuals. The term superorganism which was later appropriated by biologists was first used by 19th century thinker Herbert Spencer to describe human groups. Like the Hindu sages and Plato, he thought that human groups interdependence is similar to a body‘s functional integration.

Superorganismic species are rare emergences in the history of life, yet when they emerge they are extremely successful. This is because solitary individuals and uncoordinated groups are no match for them. Given their size advantage, ability to aggregate information, and efficiency that comes from a massive division of labor, superorganismic colonies gain the ecological upper hand. [14]

Kesebir notes that from Spencer onward psychologists like Wilhelm Wundt, Freud and Le Bon built on this notion with their different styles of group psychology. Yes, we once again meet some of our ‘usual suspects’. He continues:

Another property of superorganisms is the commonality of individual fates. Common fate aligns the interests of individual subunits. In a multicellular body, for example, the organism‘s reproductive fate coincides with the fitness interests of its cells. Since these cells all share the same genes, the interests of one cell are identical to those of the next one. Although bees in a hive are not genetically identical, a strong alignment of individual interests is ensured by their high levels of relatedness. In these cases, because individual outcomes are highly correlated, what is good for one unit is also good for the other. In the absence of such an alignment, a higher-level entity would either not emerge or be unstable and collapse. [15]

So here we find another explanation for the extreme inbreeding and eugenics which has always been so prevalent amongst the Dominant Minority. And why tight-knit groups like Freemasonry speak about being comprised of Bodies. In APOCALYPSE NEVER V I sketched some reasons why secret societies might quite easily be able to keep their most sacred secrets secret, and it’s nice to see that this gets confirmed by Kesebir:

In experimental games, people inflict harsher punishments on non-cooperating group members than non-cooperating outgroup members. This foundation is about placing the group (the whole) above individuals (the parts). Such primacy of the whole over the part is a major characteristic of any superorganism.

As we saw, respect for authority serves coordination and unity of action within a group. Respect for institutions and traditions also is a form of conformity to time-honored group norms. The purity/sanctity foundation is related to concerns about sacredness and preservation of the natural order of creation. It is about respect for conventions defining the proper ways of living as prescribed by a sacredly held cultural system. The goal is to protect the sacred domain from any encroachment of the profane. Any such encroachment would violate the sacred authority to which the group has subordinated itself, and thereby threaten the meaning system and the unity of the people sharing the conceptions of the sacred. [16]

Interestingly Kesebir concluded, just as others before him, that a threat of an impending attack from outer space would be the best and quickest way to unite humanity as one and put the collective above the individual. We know that this has been one of the main strategies by the NWO for many decades and one of the major reasons why Hollywood has given us a steady stream of grand space epics, ever since the Roswell incident signaled the start for this psyop.

During the last century multiple philosophical thought-streams emerged into the mainstream regarding globalization, human destiny and space travel. The Gaia theory has for a while been very popular among New-Age groups. Which was to be expected, with the theory’s inventor James Lovelock literally providing keys to unlock Love! This theory has been influential in early Ecological and environmental movements, but nowadays is mostly discredited. There have also been given multiple similar theories and philosophies, all used to confuse us even more. But what’s undeniable is that humanity ascending into Earth orbit was a profound event in the twentieth century and also in human psychology. In 1979 one Joël de Rosnay published his book The Macroscope, in which he explained this ‘paradigm shift’ in an interesting way:

Until very recently we were blind and deaf to the changes and the pulsations occurring in this great social organism of which we are the cells. We lacked the necessary perspective to discern its structure; we lacked the time to follow its slow transformations or to take apart its functioning machinery embedded in duration; we lacked instruments and methods for approaching the complexity of its organization and its processes.

Today, suddenly, everything is changed. The explosion in the means of communication, the acceleration of evolution, and the interplay of energy and economics have torn away the veil that hid the planetary totality from our eyes. At the same time the derisive and limited view of “spaceship Earth” made its dramatic appearance. [17]

Rosnay also ventured into the [alleged] trip to the moon and the photos which were given to the peoples of the world. This constituted the start of a new chapter in human evolution, because for the first time in known history a species on Earth was able to look at itself, to see their planet. Rosnay even joked that by simultaneously putting on and off all lights of a major city, humanity even could have ‘winked’ to their fellows on the Moon, and therefore to themselves. This new human mindset was of course also one of the main side-issues of the whole space project, with the TV-shows of the landings spiced up by well thought out one-liners as a “giant leap for Mankind”, because evolution works in great leaps forward—both biological as societal—as we’ve been taught at school.

The highly symbolic telephone call between Nixon on Earth and Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon is quite interesting, with all we’ve learnt so far in mind. Let’s think about this event a bit deeper: Nixon is derived from Nickson, or son of Nicholas. Nicholas “is a male given name, derived from the Greek name Νικόλαος, a combination of Greek words ‘victory’ (νίκη; nikē) and ‘people’ (λαός; laos). ‘Laos’ in Greek, originates from the word root ‘-las’, as found in the word ‘λα-τομεῑο’ meaning ‘stone’ or ‘rock’.[18]  [See also APOCALYPSE NEVER II for more on the stone-fellas]. So it was Victory for the ‘Rocky people’, connecting with Buzz the Masonic Bee and the Strong Arm [take one more peek at the picture earlier in this article] on the Moon. ET phone home? President Nixon oracled the following iconic words from inside the oval office, the female organ of the White House Lady:

Hello, Neil and Buzz. I’m talking to you by telephone from the Oval Room at the White House. And this certainly has to be the most historic telephone call ever made.

APOC6_phonyBecause of what you have done, the heavens have become a part of man’s world. And as you talk to us from the Sea of Tranquility, it inspires us to redouble our efforts to bring peace and tranquility to Earth. For one priceless moment in the whole history of man, all the people on this Earth are truly one: one in their pride in what you have done, and one in our prayers that you will return safely to Earth. [19]

You never looked at it this way, don’t ya? And you will never look at it the old way again…

What does the Book Of Revelation tell us about this all?

Rev. 21:23-24—And the city has no need of the Sun or of the Moon to shine on it, for the glory of God has illumined it, and its lamp is the Lamb. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their glory into it.… [NIV]

This passage is in fact called The New Jerusalem, which seems to be the end-goal for all. Was it a coincidence that the Apollo Lunar Module was abbreviated to LM then? Because this is phonetically of course the same as Lamb; the lamp of illumin-a-sion.

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But what is the projected future of humanity? What is the philosophy behind this sacred Oneness? One Fred Kohler published in 1952 a mind-blowing book named Evolution And Human Destiny. Even today his views are still visionary and reality is quickly catching up with his for in the fifties extremely science-fictional theory. But the book was never meant as science-fiction and even published by the New York Philosophical Library. Kohler is now commonly credited as the first individual who philosophized about humanity as super-organism. But, as we’ve already seen in CLOSE TO PERFECTION, this is not completely true because H.G. Wells already wrote in Anticipations [1901] that “Democracy must pass away inevitably by its own inherent conditions, as the twilight passes, as the embryonic confusion of the cocoon creature passes, into the higher stage, into the higher organism, the world state of the coming years”. So amongst the Domin-ant Minority this knowledge was certainly there already. The commonly used explanation of a superorganism is

an organism consisting of many organisms. The term is used most often to describe a social unit of eusocial animals, where division of labour is highly specialised and where individuals are not able to survive by themselves for extended periods. […] Ants are the best-known example of such a superorganism, while the naked mole-rat is a famous example of the eusocial mammal. The technical definition of a superorganism is “a collection of agents which can act in concert to produce phenomena governed by the collective,” phenomena being any activity “the hive wants” such as ants collecting food or bees choosing a new nest site. [20]

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What’s kinda funny is that many of the masterworks that can be called superorganisms are shaped like a pyramid, both the exterior as the interior! And some more evolved ants or termites are even able to build such a high narrow tower that one would almost confuse it with an obelisk.

So it seems this Mr. Kohler was one of the first conduits to get this information out in the open. For everyone to understand the basics of our so-called evolutionary future, a rather large quote from Kohler’s book:

From the overall consideration of the evolutionary process, it would appear probable that after a period of complexification of the multicellular organisms a new integration step will take place leading to the formation of an entirely new organic entity—namely the societal organism. Analysis of the nature and history of human society, as well as study of the colonies established by other species, make it apparent that such an integration

process is presently taking place. Many aspects of human society, man’s intelligence, man’s control over his environment, his political history and even the ‘miracle’ of consciousness appear to be a result of this integration process and are among the unfolding properties of the new entity. These new properties appear to be necessitated by the to-be-expected ‘thermodynamic problems’ confronting living matter that is in the process of increasing its organizational level by still another order of magnitude.

The formation of a societal organism from the human species, is proceeding at a surprisingly fast pace, as compared to the period of time required for the complexification of multicellular creatures. Considering the rate at which this integration appears to be taking place, it is reasonable to expect that a human societal organism constituting a distinct bio-social entity will come about. The capabilities that may be expected from the fully integrated entity should be enormously greater than those possessed by human society at its present stage. This increase of capabilities (and this includes the degree of consciousness) should be many times greater than the distance that now separates the most primitive cultures known, from modern industrial society.

At our present evolutionary stage, the integration process of the human species has barely gotten started. Consequently the human societal organism, to the extent to which it can be considered to exist at this time, is extremely primitive and just appearing to become recognizable as an entity. As to the relationship of the individual human being to the societal organism, valid conclusions can probably not be drawn at this stage of development. However it does appear quite certain that further human progress will not result merely from the biological improvement of individual man. It will be the integration process, the formation of the new organic entity that will determine the future development of man. The further evolution of human society would be greatly affected by the development of a reproductive system operating on a societal level. The development of such a feature is to be expected on theoretical grounds. As has been discussed, it has already taken place in the incipient societal organisms of various insects. While it does not as yet exist in human society, its probable nature can even now be charted. No more than a few generations may separate us from its development.

The first roots of such a societal reproductive system will grow out of the present necessity for birth control, coupled with an increasing trend in the direction of conscious eugenic selection. The effectiveness of any, at this time practicable, eugenics program is however somewhat limited, not only by the obvious social and ethical problems, but more fundamentally by the underlying genetic difficulties, especially those of recognizing recessive mutations. Furthermore, such a program could at the very best, only prevent perpetuation of the least desirable characteristics and to some extent further the transmission of the most desirable ones. After all the bulk of human offspring would still come from the part of mankind endowed with average characteristics.

An entirely different situation would prevail, were it possible to sire future humanity from the best fraction of a percent of the human race. Progress towards the culturing of human genetic material outside of the human body and success in fertilizing such cultures and raising human embryos, will make it possible to utilize only the germ cells of a few selected individuals to perpetuate the entire human species. Once this is achieved, the logical necessity of the needs of the integrating organism, will probably force society to adopt this method, despite of the social and moral barriers which at the present would seem nearly unsurmountable. The result of such a societal reproductive system will again greatly increase the rate of societal integration and must within a few generations after its general adoption completely transform the nature of mankind.

The pattern of past evolutionary history indicates that the process by means of which human society is now becoming more and more consolidated will continue, until an entity with an organic existence of its own is formed. Human individuality as it exists today will undergo drastic changes as the societal organism evolves. It is difficult to believe that the individual human constituent of an eventual societal organism would closely resemble present-day man, especially in regard to psychological makeup. [21]

So here we find some philosophizing that rhymes perfectly with what Charles Galton Darwin [CGD] wrote, as quoted in CLOSE TO PERFECTION. The nickname of CGD was ‘The Chief Sea Lion’, which maybe now begins to make sense.

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Another angle to this is the field of so-called ‘Cosmic Humanism’. This is somewhat of an evolutionary philosophy complementary to and succeeding Transhumanism, because the latter is of course only prevalent in the transformational phase. One of its main proponents was Oliver Reiser [1985-1974]. He befriended John Dewey and also Albert Einstein, with whom he shared his Pantheistic visions. Reiser was a respected Humanist who once in a while attracted critic due to his inclination to New-Age pseudo-scientific ideas. His surname translates to ‘Traveler’, so he was of course self-evidently born a New-Ager. Because that’s what they do: travel. Some are fellow-travelers too. And most are Fellows, or even odd-Fellows, but certainly strange bad-fellows. Mr. Reiser wrote in 1974, just before his passing into a higher realm, that “the Credo of Cosmic Humanism” can be described as:

Man’s highest mission is increasingly to understand the products of the Supreme Imagination as these are revealed in nature and in human nature. Such is the ecstasy, the mystery and the agony of man’s awesome journey through the vastness and the majesty of our eternal cosmos. [22]

His teachings were heavily influenced by H.G. Wells and Teilhard de Chardin, but does that really still surprise you? One year earlier, in 1973, Reiser wrote an essay called Cosmic Humanism And World Unity, in which he tells us that

Before our work is complete…we should also have furthered the drive towards man’s self—evolution to a new level of existence—the “New Humanity.” We have always pointed out that the development of this coming philosophical synthesis is not a one-man enterprise. In a general way, and for many years, a number of pioneers in human thought in various parts of the world have urged the necessity for a globally oriented philosophy. These “avatars of synthesis” agree that are schizoid society needs desperately to create or discover its inner selfhood to formulate the patterns for a constructive integration of Eastern and Western religions, philosophies and science, a synthesis that transcends regional, racial, religious provincialisms and political ideologies. This is the motivation of Cosmic Humanism.

The practical and dramatic focus of our immediate positions, as here conceived, is to present the opportunity to thoughtful individuals to participate in the development of an organic brain-mind, in which each individual functions as a voluntary and conscious neuroblast, a germinal or embryonic cell that can become a part of the emerging planetary nervous system. In Cosmic Humanism we envision Eastern mysticism and Western science as two complementary lobes of the world brain, two halfs of the earth-armature which in rotation will in time generate the current that supplies the light, warmth and power for our evolving planetary society.

The major thesis of this “search for synthesis” is that the world requires a vast “integration of knowledge” program to unify the globe spiritually and socially and give meaning and purpose to human existence. There are great difficulties facing this program of social synthesis to be proliferated by way of a world philosophy—a “universal belief-system,” as Sir Julian Huxley has termed it. [23]

This is of course the real reason why the Web has been spun. Will we still be able to tear ourselves loose from it? It really is a sticky topic. Sticky? “A site that is considered to be sticky is a site where visitors spend a lot of time. Of course, all websites do their best to retain visitors, but some do a better job than others do. Some sites just lend themselves to stickiness either because of popular web content, or because of their entertainment value, as is the case with gaming sites or message boards. Video, music, and other social networking websites tend to be sticky too”. [24]   What a tangled web they weave!

Let’s go into cybernetics a bit. Today there for instance exists the Global Brain Institute and the Principia Cybernetica Web. The latter features the article From World-Wide Web to Super-Brain [1995] by the Belgian cyberneticist Francis Heylighen [‘Francis Holy’], from the Center Leo Apostel [‘Lion Apostle’] in Brussels. In it we read about his vision on the search engine system in the emerging Global Brain, visions that in fact are starting to come into fruition as we speak:

The search process should not require you to select a number of search engines in different places of the Web. The new technology of net “agents” is based on the idea that you would formulate your problem or question, and that that request would itself travel over the Web, collecting information in different places, and send you back the result once it has explored all promising avenues. The software agent, a small message or script embodying a description of the things you want to know, a list of provisional results, and an address where it can reach you to send back the final solution, would play the role of an “external thought”. Your thought would initially form in your own brain, then be translated automatically via a direct interface to an agent or thought in the external brain, continue its development by spreading activation, and come back to your own brain in a much enriched form. With a good enough interface, there should not really be a clear boundary between “internal” and “external” thought processes: the one would flow over naturally and immediately into the other. [25]

Heylighen also tells us the simple but effective way people will be forced to connect to the Web without using force. This is no contradiction at all, because

the web would mediate between users exchanging information, answering each other’s questions. In a way, the brains of the users themselves would become nodes in the Web: stores of knowledge directly linked to the rest of the Web which can be consulted by other users or by the web itself.

Though individual people might refuse answering requests received through the super-brain, no one would want to miss the opportunity to use the unlimited knowledge and intelligence of the super-brain for answering one’s own questions. However, normally you cannot continuously receive a service without giving anything in return. People will stop answering your requests if you never answer theirs. Similarly, one could imagine that the intelligent Web would be based on the simple condition that you can use it only if you provide some knowledge in return.

In the end the different brains of users may become so strongly integrated with the Web that the Web would literally become a “brain of brains”: a super-brain. Thoughts would run from one user via the Web to another user, from there back to the Web, and so on. Thus, billions of thoughts would run in parallel over the super-brain, creating ever more knowledge in the process.

Heylighen explained it also in other words:

Given the present trends of globalization, increasing importance of communication and information technologies, and increasing interdependence and exchange of ideas between different countries and cultures, it seems likely that something similar to a GB will necessarily evolve, whether we consciously want it or not. There are good evolutionary reasons why such a global integration will take place. The main mechanism is that individuals and groups taking part in an emerging GB will get such a competitive advantage over those not taking part that the others will have to imitate them if they don’t want to be left behind. [26]

Same old, same old…! Don’t fall behind. Adapt or die, that good old Darwinian concept. That jolly old man with a beard, and he was very smart too, so I’ve heard. I already thought about a counter-phrase, namely ADAPT AND DIE. And the only thing the people who don’t want to be left behind will have to do is to imitate. Well, coincidentally that is just about the only thing most people in the West nowadays are still able to do, so no big problems in sight there for the Dominant Minority! Why are we making it so easy for them?

Now let’s see how the beehive nowadays is implemented in our societies. The Department of Physics at the National Taiwan University has an operating computer cluster called Beehive™, and they proudly proclaim: “Beehive is where all the bees (compute nodes) live”. [27]  In APOCALYPSE NEVER II we’ve already learned that the divinatory priestesses in the temple at Delphi in Ancient Greece were affectionately called ‘Delphic Bees’. But our present-day Oracle, the computer company, also sells a system called Beehive. And then there is Texas-based Beehive Biometrics Inc. and their main product, BeehiveID. In 2006 the website RFID Journal reported that “a company called Bee Alert, which has worked with the U.S. Army to train bees for military APOC6_beechippedapplications, such as the detection of toxic chemicals, teamed with systems integration firm Integral RFID to develop Hive Sentry,
an RFID antitheft system that alerts owners when hives in the field are being moved”. [28]   Our good friends from Intel [‘Internal El’ or ‘International El’?] are of course behind this audacious project. It seems the bees rejected wearing mobile phones first and they even resist while being chipped, so they are in fact a more difficult victim than humanity itself! Humanity will cheer and request being chipped, and such easy acceptation won’t be achieved with any other species on Earth, that’s for sure! All because we’re civilized, you know. The press releases of the project tell us that

Intel’s sensors work similar to vehicle e-tags, recording when the insect passes the device as a checkpoint. Data captured by the RFID tag reader, along with environmental sensors, provide information to beekeepers, primary producers, industry groups and governments on honey bee behavior. [29]

That’s because they care, of course. They all care! Recently Intel announced their collaborasion with the prime Australian scientific organization Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization [CSIRO], which probably only coincidentally is an anagram of ‘OCIRS’, if you catch my drift. The PR-handout tells us about the growing international concerns on the very high death-rates of bees worldwide:

Due to the urgent and global nature of this issue, we saw the need to develop a methodology that any scientist could easily deploy. This way we can share and compare data from around the world to collaboratively investigate bee health. This united effort is a fantastic example of the Internet of Things. The Intel Edison Breakout Board kit is the perfect platform for this type of research. It’s incredibly reliable, small in size, flexible with programming, and has low power consumption. It’s also easily customisable [sic] which means that if a scientist has a sensor they would like to add, they can virtually plug in and play. [30]

Yes, plug and play, the world as one giant virtual reality game! But is it Space Invaders, or Mortal Kombat? If we look at our situation in Mortal Kombat-terms, then we might be in Finishing Mode where simultaneously Babality, Animality, Brutality, and Fatality is inflicted on us. But Friendship, not so much. . .

Many of the natural Beehives are in fact as we speak turning ‘smart’ too, enriched with an electric grid:

The UCC team integrated gas and hive condition sensors, ZigBee radios, 3G and GSM communications to look at the impact of carbon dioxide, oxygen, temperature, humidity, chemical pollutants and airborne dust levels on the honey bees. […] Data from initial observations of the project were captured in two scientific papers and three invention disclosures with smarter hive features and experiments currently being carried out at the UCC Embedded Systems Laboratory. A second deployment of the UCC “smart beehive” is planned to further study sensor combinations used in the first phase. All data will be made available.

It was important that the sensor node fit inside the beehive, without impeding activity of the beekeeper and to avoid any interference with the bees. […] Waspmote nodes installed in the beehives measure CO, CO2, O2, temperature, humidity, chemical pollutants and airborne dust, all important indicators of the health of the bee colony within. One objective of monitoring is to send important real time information directly to the beekeeper; another is to collect data for analysis, and to build a database that enables partners in biology to study pests and diseases. The sensor nodes communicate via Zigbee and form a network. [31]

So that already sounds kinda familiar, doesn’t it? Let’s now see if we can reach at least some kind understanding of the deeper levels of the analogy of the Beehive and the Bees and our common destiny.

The very high initiate and founder of Anthroposophy, Rudolf Steiner, gave in 1923 a series of nine Lectures on Bees. He also talked about Ants, and both seemed his favorite animals because of their collective intelligence and building skills. Because the sexual desire is non-existing in the colony and only the Queen breeds and continues the hive he called this form of civilization ‘wise’.  This is an interesting choice of words if we for instance compare it with the quote by Robert Owen in APOCALYPSE NEVER II, where humanity according to him must “follow the bees through five successive revolutions: noble savagery, pastoral occupations, farming, and industry on to the final creation of a community of goods by the Wise Bee”. And as we’ve seen in ADAPT AND DIE, the elites want to become the “master-breed” which will continue the human race. Understanding this will greatly help for everything to fall into place: us being slowly dumbed down, sterilized, standardized, poisoned, homo-sexualized and kept afraid. Steiner tells us about the ants, who are more or less the ground-bound versions of the bees:

Imagine a house, and in one corner of it, without the owner having noticed anything, the ants have gathered; they have carried in all sorts of things, particles of earth, minute fragments of wood, and in some corner that has been overlooked in cleaning, have made a small dwelling place which no one notices. From here they make passages into the kitchen, into the pantry, following the most complicated ways, and bring back all they require for food or other purposes, from the kitchen or pantry.

But you see, these creatures do not work out of mere instinct; there is wisdom in what they do. If you test some individual ant, you would certainly not arrive at the conclusion that it was especially wise, for what it does when separated from the colony, or what it may be forced to do, does not reveal any special wisdom. One then begins to realize that it is not the individual ant that can reason, but the entire colony of ants as a unity; the colony of bees, for example, is wise in this sense. The separate ants of the colony have no individual intelligence, and for this reason the work is carried on by the whole colony in an extremely interesting way.

[speaking about ants living in the wild] The ants then search all round about and collect a certain kind of grass which they then begin to cultivate. As soon as the wind brings other seeds, they bite off the new plants the moment they begin to grow; they will not have them in the place they have made so smooth, and in all the surrounding area nothing else is permitted to grow but just this one special kind of grass. The ants have established a little property of their own, as it were, and regularly cultivate the kind of grass that best suits them; nothing else is allowed to grow there; all other plants are bitten away. The grass which is allowed to grow becomes quite different in character from the same grass where it grows further away, where, for instance, it is growing in loose soil. Round about them there is a regular little farm, and the ants are engaged in agriculture. Darwin, who especially observed these things, calls it so. One finds in the soil very hard seeds somewhat like small grains of maize, and when all is ready, the ants come out, bite off the tops, and carry them into their dwelling. For a while they stay inside; one does not see them, but they are very busy inside there.

Creatures like the bees know all this collectively, as a colony, as an ant-heap; it comes about by a kind of sense of smell. As I said before, much that is instinctive knowledge may come from a cleverness of the nose. […] I wished to say that the bees, wasps and ants do not only rob Nature, but help to make it possible for Nature to live and thrive. [32]

So here we see that ants seemingly practice a sort of eugenics system on the grass which is allowed to grow on their land, their kingdom. In due time this changes in character and becomes more or less a different and new species. And with Steiner saying that these industrial little species not only rob from Nature, but also give something important back, I immediately had to think of the moneyed or banking system! Because we all agitate severely against the banking system, rightfully, but forget that it also has been a key factor in building up our civilization and wealth in the first place. They are now taking it back, that’s for sure. But without the system of loans very many of us in the West nowadays wouldn’t have had the standard of living we’ve enjoyed the last fifty years or so. Or at least a perceived wealth, in a materialistic sense. But the initiates who revere the bees note that they do this because this species is able to build so above their individual capacities because of the lack of individuality. Division is wrong, remember? And therefore humanity can only ‘evolve’ by becoming One, because according to the initiates there are deep fundamental interconnections between humanity and the ants and the bees. In his ninth lecture Steiner went deeper into this connection. He gave an analogy with the rebirth, transformation and reincarnation of humanity while explaining how a whole population of bees lives and dies with the Queen:

…when a young Queen slips out in the hive, something disturbs the bees. Previously they had lived in their twilight world; now they see the young Queen begin to shine. What is connected with this shining? It is connected with the fact that the young Queen robs the old Queen bee of the power of the bee poison. The whole departing swarm feels this fear, this fear that they will no longer possess a sufficiency of poison, will no longer be able to protect, or save themselves. They go away just as the human soul goes away at death when it can no longer find the formic acid it needs: so too, the older bees go away when there is not sufficient formic acid, bee poison, in the hive.

So now, if one watches the swarm, still indeed visible to us, yet it is like the human soul when it must desert the body. It is a majestic picture, this departing swarm. Just as the human soul takes leave of the body, so when the young Queen is there, the old Queen with her company leaves the hive; one can truly see in the flying swarm an image of the departing human soul. How truly magnificent all this is! But the human soul has not carried the process so far as to develop its forces into actual small creatures; the tendency to do this is nevertheless there. We have something within us that we wish to transform into tiny creatures, into bacilli and bacteria—into minute bees. But we suppress this tendency that we may be wholly men. The swarm of bees is not a whole man. The bees cannot find their way into a spiritual world, it is we who must bring them into a new incarnation as a new colony.

This is, gentlemen, directly an image of re-incarnating man. Anyone who is able to observe this, has an immense respect for these swarming bees with their Queen, for this swarm which behaves as it does because it desires to go into the spiritual world; but for this it has become too physical. Therefore these bees gather themselves together, and become like one body; they wish to be together, they wish to leave the world. Whereas they otherwise fly about, now they settle on some branch or bush, clustering together quietly as though they wish to vanish away, to go into the spiritual world. We must say that the insects teach us the very highest things of Nature. [33]

Has humanity since long ago become too ‘physical’ or ‘dense’ to enter the spiritual world? Is this the reason why we must ‘dematerialize’ a bit? Is this the only way we can be absorbed by ‘God’?

The aforementioned Fred Kohler wrote in 2012, sixty years hence, a reflection on his prophetic book. He was pleased that the world and the human race has largely followed the path he envisioned. He tells us that even nowadays still few people understand that humanity is following an evolutionary path “consistent with other consolidations that have occurred in the history of the evolutionary process”.  In other words: we as humanity are seemingly ascending a similar path as the infamous ant once did! Or the mighty Moss Clump, another one of our sacred predecessors.  The only thing we need is the right lightning strike on just the right moment, for something really magic to happen. Kohler further  noted that he suspected

that the principal reason why there is so little appreciation among those who otherwise accept the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis is due to the lack of appeal of the idea that one would be just a cell in an organism, or like an ant in a social colony.

There is little doubt in my mind that the status of the individual will be increasingly different from what it is currently. I suspect that there will be substantial differentiation among individuals; the meritocracy that is becoming characteristic of the advanced countries, as well as of those currently undergoing fast technological development, provides a preview of what I expect to happen. In the earlier stages of our rapid march towards the global super-organism a high degree of specialization will probably be deliberately induced by the almost inevitable genetic engineering that will be possible—and probably become routine—in the foreseeable future. [34]

 

 

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NOTES:

[1]  Johannes Kepler – Harmonices Mundi  [1618]

[2]  Cited here.

[3]  Edward Rosen – Kepler’s Somnium  [University of Wisconsin; 1967]  / p. 50

[4]  John Eberly – Commentary on Dat Rosa Mel Apibus

[5]   Los Angeles Magazine  [Dec. 1998]  / p. 94-97

[6]  Aldous Huxley – The Perennial Philosophy  [Chatto & Windus, London; 1947]  / p. 16

[7]  Huxley – Perennial Philosophy / p. 17

[8]  Andre Nataf – Wordsworth Dictionary Of The Occult
[Wordsworth Editions, Hertfordshire; 1996. Org. 1988]  / p. 11

[9]  Roob – Alchemy And Mysticism  [I suggest downloading this book as long as it is available.]

[10]  Roob – Alchemy & Mysticism  / p. 482, 483

[11]  —–

[12]  Dr. Dre & LL Cool J – Zoom  [1998]

[13]  The Dukes Of Stratosphear – What In The World?  [1987]

[14]  Selin Kesebir – The Superorganism Account of Human Sociality; How and When Human Groups are Like Beehives   / p. 3–5

[15]  Kesebir – Superorganisms / p. 33

[16]  Kesebir – Superorganisms / p. 46, 47

[17]  Joel de Rosnay – The Macroscope  [Harper & Row, New York; 1979]  / chapter 6

[18]  Wikipedia: Nix (surname) + Nicholas.

[19]  Wikipedia: Apollo 11.

[20]  Wikipedia: Superorganism.

[21]  Fred Kohler – Evolution And Human Destiny  [Philosophical Library, London; 1952]  / p. 108-111

[22]  Reiser biography at Earth Portals Website

[23]  Oliver L. Reiser – Cosmic Humanism and World Unity
[First published in World Union Journal, Pondicherry, India, September 19, 1973]

[24]  http://www.wisegeek.com/what-does-sticky-mean-in-regard-to-the-internet.htm

[25]  Francis Heylighen – FromWord-Wide Web To Global Brain  [1995]

[26]   http://pespmc1.vub.ac.be/GBRAIFAQ.html#avoided

[27]  Beehive Quickstart Guide.

[28]  RFID Journal – Removing The Sting From Beekeeping

[29]  http://electronics360.globalspec.com/article/5653/intel-helps-with-honey-bee-health-tracking

[30]  http://www.bit-tech.net/news/bits/2015/08/25/csiro-intel-edison/1

[31]  Censis Innovation Centres UK – Information Direct From The Beehive To The Beekeeper–All Via Sensors.

[32]  Rudolf Steiner – Lecture On Bees, VIII  [1923]

[33]  Steiner – Lecture On Bees, IX  [1923]

[34]  Fred Kohler – Evolution And Human Destiny; Reflections  [Archive.org; 2012]  / p. 1, 2