Thursday, December 12, 2019

THE CHURCH OF THE DARK AGE


During the editing process, on occasion I would remove text I would find now to be a diversion from the topic at hand and because of that it disrupted the flow of the main argument. This was the case with the story about the St. Sophia Church in Istanbul, Turkey. What follows is the now removed from the manuscript text, to which I added some context reflecting certain points related to the general theme of religion made in the book under different circumstances.


The word philosophy comes from the Greek philo sophia, meaning love of wisdom. A rather strange fact considering that same as in the case of Orthodox Judaism, based on the story of Adam and Eve in the Bible knowledge is associated in the Christian religion with the otherwise made-up notion of capital sin, one of the most impressive Christian churches ever was Saint Sophia. Also known as the Great Church, or the Church of the Divine Wisdom, it was built in Constantinople, Byzantium, today's Istanbul, Turkey, between 532 and 537 CE. Numerous fires and earthquakes have repeatedly destroyed it along the time. It was rebuilt, destroyed again, rebuilt again, and eventually it changed owners. Today, the church is known as Hagia Sophia.

The history of this coveted monumental construction mirrors in many ways the history of humans on this planet once religious institutions took over their communities. From that moment on their life would be marred by thousands of years of religious wars, with many of those wars still going on today. In line with that when the Christian church came to prominence after a group known as the Adversaries seceded from the secular original Christian school of thought to create a new religious institution with the intent of establishing a monopoly on the business of religion, communities across the Middle East and Europe would be terrorized by the constant infighting between different Christian sects and by the violence perpetrated by the so-called Universal Church on competing religions and on the secular schools of thought. 

The history of the demise and reinstatement of power under new authority of the St. Sophia Church is also a reflection of the fact that from the beginning those claiming to be intercessors of God were actually using the institution of religion to facilitate the mental and physical enslavement of Earth-humans by the Custodial authorities, the entities that at one time took over by force an experiment known in some circles as Project Earth. The priests were calling themselves "intercessors of God," and they still do, when in reality this God was the chief archon, the leader of a group of non-terrestrial colonists. In other words, they were the Custodial authorities' henchmen.

After the fall of Constantinople in 1453, in the spirit of Muhammad’s all-inclusive Constitution of Medina, contrary to popular belief the conquering Muslims did not suppress Christianity or the Christian people. They allowed them to not just exist but thrive in the city. Eventually, they would take over this supposedly Christian church and made it into a mosque. In 1928, an amendment to the Turkish Constitution was establishing now that Islam was no longer a state religion, and by 1937, Turkey would officially become a secular state. At that time the old St. Sophia Christian church turned the Blue Mosque was transformed into a museum. 

Sophia is a character associated with the Gnostic Christian mysteries, a symbol of enlightenment highly respected by all the great minds of the ancient world. The church, however, has always labeled the Gnostics heretics, their teachings heresies, and yet via an association with the Essenes' teachings, plus the education Jesus had received in the Far East, Persia, and Egypt, Jesus, Paul, and Mary Magdalene were of a Gnostic persuasion. This is how we know that the Gnostics and the Cathari, not the Christian church, were the ones preserving Jesus, Paul, and Mary's legacy alive. 

Within the Gnostic community Sophia was a revered symbol for divine wisdom and, equally significant, at a time when the Christian Trinity included a feminine entity she was the second attribute of the Holy Trinity. Last but certainly not the least Sophia was the other name given to Christ by certain 4th century theologians. 

According to these theologians, Sophia and Christ were one and the same, a feminine-masculine spiritual emanation from the source some erroneously call god. The Gnostic point of view was this feminine-masculine Sophia-Christ entity was associated with the notion of shared knowledge and wisdom by divine beings, by people from the sky, as well as by the source itself. According to them too, Earth people were constantly receiving knowledge from the source, from IT. In his authentic letters Paul makes references to this fact and more than once, (this is still part of the book and you will find it explained there) and we have something similar stated in the Quran. 

As a result, as a mythical character the Sophia/Christ entity was related to the bringers of light and to the members of the genuine Brotherhood of the Serpent, a group of non-terrestrial beings that contrary to the agenda adopted by the Custodial authorities that gave us the institution of religion and slavery were here helping Earth-humans build their own advanced civilization. The Custodial authorities where trying to prevent that from happening so they could continue to use the population of the planet as slaves. This is why the Bible condones and endorses slavery from the first book of the Old Testament to the last forged text attached at the end of the New Testament. 

To confuse the masses about the positive role this entity was paying in their life according to Gnostic traditions, in the Adam and Eve story of the Bible and the Torah, not  in its Quran version, which by and large is a different Adam and Eve story, one rich in very interesting esoteric knowledge to be analyzed in the book, Sophia/Christ becomes now the character called Eve, and Jewish scribes and later church people would for no reason malign her. Because of that, for two thousand years now women all over the planet have been considered evil and second class citizens. 

She supposedly commits a grave sin when together with the serpent, among others a symbol of the Brotherhood of the Serpent, encourages Adam, as in humankind, to disobey Genesis God’s orders and they both feed on the fruits of the tree of knowledge. From now own the masses were to perceive Eve/Sophia, women in general and a serpent representing the ones generously sharing a special knowledge with the Earth-humans as  wrongdoers a God that wanted man to remain poor in spirit punishes with a supposedly debilitating eternal curse. In essence, in order to make Earth-humans stay away from knowledge so they could be easily manipulated and controlled, according to both the Torah and the Bible this God punishes the entire humankind. 

Based on what was revealed through the mysteries, which contained coded information only the initiated had accessed to, never the priests, mysteries often referenced by a Jesus and by a Paul who in reality were teaching against religion, every time it incarnates a new human body the soul’s mission is to ascend to a higher level of enlightenment so it could become reunited with the source. The soul reaches that state by seeking the company of “Sophia,” of wisdom. Helped by benevolent non-terrestrial non-supernatural entities to fulfill its mission, wisdom is something the Earth-human’s spirit must find though on its own by processing gnosis, knowledge it uncovers while experiencing the earth plane. 

Once the so-called Universal Church took over the reins of power in a now disintegrating Roman Empire, the bishops would denigrate in the eyes of the masses the authentic non-religious Christian movement and almost completely silenced the voice of the Gnostic Christians by burning their books and their savants. Suddenly, Sophia, who same as Christ was a symbol for spiritual enlightenment was to be viewed now as something evil, as something cursed by God, the Eve that tricked poor Adam into committing the great sin of seeking knowledge. This, however, seeking the liberating knowledge, happens to be precisely what Jesus was urging his followers to do. 

The effect of that was the people’s natural inclination toward seeking the hidden truth and conquering the vast unknown was diminished, when not completely disrupted by the way of the fear-induced belief in an imaginary vengeful God supposedly demanding blind obedience to him and to his alleged intercessors in houses of worship. 

To be able to implement this act of deception, they would indoctrinate Earth-humans from an early age with the false notion that knowledge was forbidden fruit and truth-seeking was the capital sin that caused the fall of man from this cursing, mean and mad God’s grace, a God they were supposed to love and worship no matter what. That deliberately induced twisted mentality when it came to the Earth-human's life purpose was what threw the people of the planet into the Dark Age. This prolonged period of spiritual darkness many of them would not even be aware of is something we only now begin to emerge from.

(Edited February 16, 2022)

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