by John Lash
from MetaHistory Website
From Greek archai, "origins, beginning things, prior in time."
In the classical Mediterranean world, archon was commonly used for the governor of a province, or, more loosely, any religious or governmental authority. Hence the plural, Archons, is often translated in Gnostic texts as "the Authorities." (There is no Coptic word for Archon, so Gnostic texts use the Greek term in Coptic transliteration.)
Pronounced Ar-kon. Adjective,
They are cyborgs inhabiting the planetary system (exclusive of the earth, sun and moon), which is described as a virtual world (stereoma) they construct by imitating the geometric forms emanated from the Pleroma, the realm of the Generators, the Cosmic Gods.
The Archons are a genuine species with
their own proper habitat, and may even be considered to be god-like,
but they lack intentionality (ennoia: self-directive capacity), and
they have a nasty tendency to stray from their boundaries and
intrude on the human realm. Archons are said to feel intense envy
toward humanity because we possess the intentionality they lack
This event is also described in detail
They are not what makes us act inhumanely, for we all have the potential to go against our innate humanity, violating the truth in our hearts, but they make us play out inhumane behavior to weird and violent extremes.
Left to our own devices, we would sometimes act inhumanely and then correct it, contain the aberration. Obviously, we do not always do so. In the exaggeration of our insane and inhumane tendencies, and in extreme, uncorrected deviance from our innate intelligence, Gnostics saw the signature of an alien species that piggy-backs on the worst human failings.
Yet as offspring of the Aeon Sophia (see below insert), they are also our cosmic kin.
The ontological status of the Archons is dual:
The risk they pose by invading our
mental software is far greater than any physical risk they might
pose by erratically breaching the biosphere.
According to the Gnostics,
Judeo-Christian salvationism is the primary ploy of the Archons,
an alien implant.
By recognizing and repelling the
Archons, we claim our power, define our boundaries in the cosmic
framework, and establish our purpose relative to Gaia, the
indwelling intelligence of the planet.
LIVE spelled backwards is EVIL, but the Archons are not evil in the sense that they possess autonomous powers of destruction, able to be applied directly upon humanity.
They are agents of error rather
than evil — but human error, when it goes uncorrected and runs
beyond the scale of correction, turns into evil and works against
the universal plan of life. Gnostics taught that the Archons exploit
our tendency to let our mistakes go uncorrected.
One way (suggested in the Level Two
definition) is by accepting the mental programs of the Archons
— that is, adopting the alien intelligence as if it were human-based
— and implementing those programs by actually enforcing them in
society. Another way is by actively or passively conforming to the
agendas so proposed and imposed.
He argues that Gnostics recognized,
Corruption occurs, not because we make errors, but because the errors we make go uncorrected and extrapolate beyond the scale of correction. Lacarriere says that Gnostics reached this conclusion “out of rational observation of the natural world and human behavior.”
Ultimately, they asserted the,
This may seem like a dark view of human
affairs, but given the evidence of history (not to mention current
events), it cannot be said to be unfair or exaggerated.