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The Golem - Part Three – The Future

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The twelve eons represent twelve leading ideas, twelve illusions, twelve attempts to transform the material world into a paradise. To understand our own urge to create, to imitate, we need to know something about the forces that drive us.

In his book “The Gnostic Mysteries of Pistis Sophia” Jan van Rijckenborgh has given us some valuable insights into these twelve eons[1]. He describes the ninth eon as follows: the dream of the dialectical deification. In other words: it is the attempt to attain a divine, immortal status in our material, dialectical field of life. The tenth, eleventh and twelfth eon represent the successive steps of the realization of the dream of divinity. The twelfth eon is related to the last phase: the material realization, the manifestation of a godlike personality in the physical world.

What is the new chapter which today is added to the old book of the ‘golem’? What do we witness around us? Lemuria repeats itself. With our robotic personality, which is equipped with luciferic intelligence, but lacks divine wisdom, we create new robots. Some of them look already surprisingly like us: they can receive guests, play football and even perform medical operations. There are already autonomous robots with simulated brain cells. Yes, their behavior is still elementary, but they will probably catch up quickly with us.

The tenth eon is responsible for all the ideas and mental conceptions related to the artificial forms of life. It poses questions like: Would it be possible to transfer the contents of our brain cells to an artificial brain, in order to preserve our knowledge and consciousness when we die? Maybe we can incorporate the robot parts in our body and become a super-human, a cyborg? Can we draw a line between natural and artificial life? If an android could be built, which to such an extent resembles us that we cannot see the difference anymore, is this being then alive? It thinks, it learns, it has emotions. What does it mean to be ‘alive’?

The eleventh eon takes these mental experiments a step further. Now it thinks about philosophical issues, about ethics and morality, about right and wrong. Under the influence of this eon we are trying to justify our intentions. We could say: maybe it is possible to let the robots handle all of our agricultural activities. We could produce much more food and eliminate all the hunger in the world. Or, would it not be nice if an android can help the elderly with their shopping, or keep them company when they feel lonely? But in our dialectical world the coin always has two sides. Because the military industry is of course very interested in the artificial man. Regularly we read about attacks that are carried out with so-called ‘drones’. These drones are still remotely controlled by a soldier who, for example, takes the decision to open fire. But in the meanwhile, the first autonomous drone has been developed. This robot acts independently: with its artificial intelligence it traces down a given target and decides whether or not to eliminate his opponent. Some politicians have asked questions about this development, because they also understood that lines are being crossed at the moment.

Will Dr. Frankenstein again become the victim of his own creation? Lemuria was swallowed by the waves, and after that Atlantis suffered the same fate. Will Zeus strike us down with one of his thunderbolts, as he did with the reckless Phaethon? It all depends upon us!

We are the ones that have to choose the right path home. Not by imitation and the creation of a caricature of a heavenly human being. We need the real thing! We need a spiritual rebirth: our true divine human identity has to be awakened from its sleep of death! The promise of the resurrection of the Light-man has been recorded in the holy books of many cultures. There are many signs which point in the right direction, even nature has left us clues. Why was Easter Island not swallowed by the waves when Lemuria perished? It was preserved with wise intentions: it is a testimony of the monad, the divine man, hidden in a physical body. Yes, the statues have lost their connection with the Light: now their eyes are cold and dead. But why is this remnant called Easter Island? OK, it was discovered by the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen on Easter Sunday, but there is not such a thing as coincidence in the sublime universe. Easter is the feast of the resurrection of the divine human being. It is the feast of the victory over death. The eyes of the monad will be full of Light again. It is the resurrection of the ‘I AM’.

“I am the First and the Last, and the Living One. I was dead, but look—I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades.”[2]

Our current personality still holds all the possibilities to revive the Light-man in us. The more we transform into robots, the more difficult it becomes to go the path of liberation. So please, do not wait too long!

 

 


[1] See chapter 24 ‘The zodiac – a twelvefold prison’

[2] Revelation 1:17

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