IV - THE
COLLECTIVE SOUL OF THE SPECIES
Aristotle defined a slave as an "animated malleable instrument."
This terrifying description has never been more true than it is
today, if applied to human beings in general. The individual is
merely an appendage and a sounding board for the species. Homo
sapiens is the same as other animal species: he has a collective
soul which regulates and directs the evolution of the human race.
The collective soul produces the migration of the birds, regulates
reproduction, directs different changes and adaptations, brings
about periods of mating, and in general, directs the instinctive
behavior of the beasts. As he belongs to the animal kingdom, sapiens
is not free from this directing force which in effect controls,
directs, supervises, and regulates the species, acting as a common
brain, which stifles individual thought.
This common soul has been called the "collective unconscious" by
Jung. He did not talk of an "animal soul" but he
certainly possessed this knowledge. This collective unconscious is
in truth the animal soul of sapiens. The mere fact of understanding,
accepting, and comprehending the significance of this subject means
visualizing the most important foundation of sapiens' life, because
the bestial impulse acts as the basic motive of its actions.
Personality is merely a reflection of the common soul, which shapes
the subject's psyche with unsuspected power. It is no more than an
emanation from the common deposit, which is incorporated and
personalized in an individual who thus acquires, if it is possible
to use this expression, "an animal soul of his own" in miniature and
distinguished from the great collective soul.
In this way, the individual receives from his parents a physical and
genetic inheritance, and from humanity, the legacy of power and
animal intelligence. Under these circumstances, it is very
difficult for the individual to overcome this overwhelming
compulsion and shape his own individual personality. He must resign
himself to sharing the common fate of his fellow men, unless he is
"lucky" enough to reach a Hermetic school.
Hermetic philosophy maintains that there can be no true spiritual
and moral progress if man does not cut the umbilical cord which
ties him to the central computer of the species, which nourishes
This notable and unique event is far-reaching and irreversible, and
it takes place in the heart of true Hermetic schools. Other schools
do not in any way deal with the animal soul of the student, and are
limited to only transmitting
certain teachings, which doubtlessly, will be used to further
bestialize his intelligence.
The bestialization of intelligence is a common phenomenon in this
age. The more intelligent an individual is, the more powerful his
beast will be, and the beast will use this intellect to satisfy its
own instincts, without any concern for anything else.
The collective program (of the collective soul) based on fierce and
inhuman rivalry, obliges the individual to kill in order to eat.
Death has many degrees, and physical destruction is the last of
them, but before this, there is the slow decline that is a result of
the destruction of one's inner longings. We may kill by
annihilating the will of others or pitilessly exploiting them;
returning evil for evil; destroying their love, sanity, happiness,
and peace; or slandering, insulting, or being icily hardhearted
toward others' problems.
The future of the human race does not look promising: the
accelerated development of a cold and inhuman intelligence without
love or spiritual content.
Progress is creating intelligent giants, but spiritual pygmies,
with conscience and human sensitivity atrophied by a vast cerebral
and cultural program designed ultimately to serve the central
computer of the species.
The only possibility for salvation is in the hands of the isolated
individual, that is, in the one who by means of Hermeticism attains
vital autonomy, disentangling himself from the central brain.
Unfortunately, not everyone can be saved, since along with the
extinction of the sapiens species and the cessation of the operation
of the central computer, there would arise a
cosmic imbalance, as the central computer fulfills the functions
necessary for the planetary harmony of our system.
What is the future of those who cannot save themselves? Nothing
dramatic or spectacular; some could reincarnate and then slowly
evolve through many lives, and others would disintegrate; that is,
they would have the kind of death which awaits the majority of
materialistic people who believe that all comes to an end in the
The oneiric web, which imprisons man, is tremendously subtle and
complex, but at the same time brutally evident once one learns to
observe specific phenomena of social psychology. Even when
searching for something superior, people go around in a vicious
circle of behavioral standards dictated by culture. The more they
study, the less they know, and the less they understand. All their
efforts are capitalized on by the central computer, which channels
them into a community cultural fund.
How did this central computer originate? It was formed gradually,
ever since the first existence of man on Earth, by the action of the
environment on his psyche. It is the offspring of the emanations of
God and the emanations of man. It will continue growing and
perfecting itself by virtue of the life of man himself, but will
survive man, as this force which we call the collective unconscious
or central computer does not need material or biological support to
continue its existence once it has been created.
Ideologically or mentally speaking the individual does not exist as
he is inseparable from culture. He is governed by the behavioral
standards accepted by society, which ultimately are controlled by
the central computer. Thus culture, which in some ways can do so
much good for man, in other ways can be considered as the veritable
murderer of the divine spark, of freedom, and of awareness.
encages, limits, obliges, impels, hypnotizes, and possesses the
individual with irresistible power, shaping him in accordance with
one single pattern. This pattern is established as a prototype for
the production of robot-men who are the slaves the central computer
needs to keep the spectacle of life moving.
In a sick society such as ours, we will undoubtedly have a sick
culture, one alienated by collective stereotypes. Our society is
truly sick, and within this society we live out satanic dreams
worthy of the Divine Comedy. Each being contains a world of problems
and conflicts. Fortunately, or unfortunately, man blunts his higher
faculties and is not aware of all the horror of his existence in a
A popular aphorism says, "in the land of the blind, the
one-eyed man is king." Something similar is happening to our
civilization where the higher forms of government and community
guidance are not submitted to any type of sane control. We are
guided to a greater or lesser extent by individuals, about whose
degree of sanity or mental illness we are totally unaware. It is
sufficient that an individual should appear to be normal and he will
be accepted as such.
We are all aware that mental disturbances are some of the most
difficult phenomena to discover and evaluate, even by specialized
professionals. It is impossible for the ordinary man in the street
to perceive this madness.
It seems incredible that in a civilization said to be advanced,
such an important subject has been neglected. As we
know, it is a small group of men who govern the great masses. How
many of those forming part of this group of leaders are disturbed
with serious problems? Thirty percent or perhaps fifty percent, or
maybe the great majority? How does one evaluate the damage this
implies for humanity?
It would not be of great significance if
serious mental disturbances occurred in those people not holding
public office or important positions. On the other hand, for those
whose range of social action is very wide, it seems absurd and
irrational that they should not be obliged to undergo a periodic
evaluation of their mental and psychological health.
At this time, it is perfectly possible that the judge who
administers justice in one's local area could be mentally disturbed.
This possibility cannot be disputed by any psychiatrist, as mental
illness is rarely blatant or spectacular, but instead is rather sly,
hidden, and insidious. In fact, it is well known that there is
scarcely anyone who does not have pathological traits in the way
their minds work. The gravity of these factors is overlooked.
The case of the aforementioned judge, if he indeed had truly serious
mental problems, would represent a horrifying example of someone who
was mentally ill authorized by society to manipulate people,
administering justice in accordance with his complexes,
frustrations, manias, and traumas. One can object that a judge only
follows the letter of the law, but perceptive analysis will show
that codes of law can be interpreted in many different personal
At this point we should ask ourselves how many paranoid judges
there are in the world who totally ignore the sacred impartiality of
the law; how many important public
officials are victims of hysteria, megalomania, egocentrism,
unbridled yearning for power, sadism, or a total lack of
There is no provision for screening those who, by virtue of their
position, are affected by the phenomenon of psychological inflation
due to the prestige that their position confers upon them. The term
"psychological inflation," coined by Jung, describes the
disorientation experienced by a person when he identifies himself
with the position he occupies and is led astray in his
In this way, a physician could inflate or raise
himself to the high level of importance and dignity which society
confers on a doctor due to his professional title. But a person is
not what his title or position represents; he is merely a person who
cannot claim for himself the importance and grandeur granted to the
medical profession in general, because thousands of people belong to
this profession. Without realizing this, the person subject to
inflation tries to usurp or attribute to himself alone, the force,
power, and importance which does not belong to him, but which is
actually granted by society.
We know there is no psychological control, that inevitably
thousands of innocent victims pay in different ways for the insanity
of those in charge of administering our civilization. Legal errors,
abuse of power, fatal political mistakes which degenerate into armed
conflict, the usurping of power by financial mafias, obsolete or
erroneous educational systems; all of this is in some way provoked
by the mentally disturbed. Included among these cases are the "sick"
humans who sell their honor, dignity, decency, and their person for
It is also true that there are successes, beneficial discoveries
and very positive works, but unfortunately, for one reason or
another, these works rarely produce results that are decisively
positive for the world. This process is analogous to healing the
branches of a tree while the trunk and roots are rotting. Therefore,
no scientific event or discovery will be farreaching in importance
until human nature is changed and raised to a higher level.
On the other hand, even small pebbles make a mountain after eons of
time. In order to understand this, it must be accepted that there
will be no real progress and evolution until human nature changes.
It is precisely this grand work to which the great Hermetic
Initiates are pledged, and it is for this reason that there are true
Hermetic schools where people are given an opportunity to elevate
To have a wider understanding of the functional mechanism of the
collective soul or central computer, it is necessary to analyze the
psychological action of the masses. This will enable us to verify
the hidden action of a certain type of force, which takes possession
of people under certain circumstances.
In the following relevant extracts from Gustav Le Bon's work,
Crowd, he states:
In its ordinary sense, the word "crowd" represents a gathering of
individuals of whatever nationality, profession, or sex, and
whatever may be the chances that have brought them together.
From the psychological point of view, the expression "crowd" assumes
quite a different meaning. Given certain
circumstances, and only under those circumstances, an agglomeration
of men presents characteristics very different from those of the
individuals composing it.
The sentiments and ideas of all the
persons in the gathering take one and the same direction, and their
conscious personality vanishes. A collective soul is formed,
without a doubt, but displays very clearly defined characteristics.
The gathering has thus become what, in the absence of a better
expression, I will call an organized crowd, or, if the term is
considered preferable, a psychological crowd. It forms a single
being, and is subjected to the law of mental unity of crowds.
In this description by Le Bon it can be seen how the central
computer acts with force in grouping people into psychological
crowds or masses. Nevertheless, a mass may be composed of two,
three, five, or forty people, as the psychological meaning of
crowds or masses is different from the common one. When a person has
developed a strong individuality, he is less sensitive to this
coercion of the masses.
Le Bon continues:
... In the case of everything that belongs to the realm of
sentiment—religion, politics, morality, affection and antipathies,
etc.—the most eminent men seldom surpass the standard of the most
ordinary individuals. From the intellectual point of view an abyss
may exist between a great mathematician and his boot-maker, but from
the point of view of character the difference is most often slight
or nonexistent ... In the collective mind the intellectual
aptitudes of the individuals, and as a consequence their individuality,
are weakened. The heterogeneous is swamped by the
homogeneous, and the unconscious qualities obtain the upper hand.
The very fact that crowds possess common ordinary qualities explains
why they can never accomplish acts demanding a high degree of
intelligence. The decisions affecting matters of general interest
come to by an assembly of men of distinction, but specialists in
different walks of life, are not sensibly superior to the decisions
that would be adopted by a gathering of imbeciles. The truth is,
they can only bring to bear in common on the work at hand those
mediocre qualities which are the birthright of every average
individual. In crowds, it is stupidity and not mother-wit that is
We see, then, that the disappearance of the conscious personality,
the predominance of the unconscious personality, the turning by
means of suggestion and contagion of feelings and ideas in an
identical direction, the tendency immediately to transform the
suggested ideas into acts; these we see, are the principle
characteristics of the individual forming part of a crowd. He is no
longer himself, but has become an automaton who has ceased to be
guided by his will.
Moreover, by the mere fact that he forms part of an organized
crowd, a man descends several rungs on the ladder of civilization.
He further states:
Crowds exhibit a docile respect for force, and are but slightly
impressed by kindness, which for them is scarcely other than a form
of weakness. Their sympathies have never been bestowed on easygoing
masters, but on tyrants who vigorously oppressed them. It is to
that they always erect the loftiest statues. It is true that they
willingly trample on the despot whom they have stripped of his
power, but it is because, having lost his strength, he has resumed
his place among the people, who are to be despised because they are
not to be feared . . .
A crowd is always ready to revolt against a weak authority and bow
down servilely before a strong one. Should the strength of an
authority be intermittent, the crowd, always obedient to its extreme
sentiments, passes alternately from anarchy to servitude, and from
servitude to anarchy.
However, to believe in the predominance among crowds of
revolutionary instincts would be to entirely misconstrue their
psychology. It is merely their tendency to violence that deceives us
on this point. Their rebellious and destructive outbursts are always
very transitory. Crowds are governed too much by unconscious
considerations, and as a consequence subject too much to secular
hereditary influences to not be extremely conservative. Abandoned to
themselves, they soon weary of disorder, and instinctively turn to
From Le Bon's skillful description, we can see how the central
computer manipulates people, converting them into puppets in the
service of an established plan.
What plan? The evolutionary plan for sapiens, which must adjust to
certain rules of the game.
The general rules are as follows:
1. Considered collectively as a species, sapiens is not and can not
2. Sapiens must be born, suffer, love, become sick and die, re
produce, build up civilizations and destroy them, only for
the benefit of invisible superior powers who capitalize on his vital
product. Doesn't sapiens profit from other animal species? Are there
not animals which exist exclusively to feed sapiens? Minerals feed
upon cosmic rays; plants on minerals; animals on plants; man feeds
on all these, and
the Gods feed on man.
3. Sapiens is, therefore, a slave in perpetuity; nevertheless, individual or isolated beings separated from the group may become
4. The only possible freedom is liberation from the central computer and the only way to attain this is by conquering and
5. Sapiens is obliged to comply with the rules of the game in the
system to which he has been assigned.
6. The evolution of sapiens comes inevitably with time, but measured
in cosmic, not terrestrial time. Perhaps he may have to wait
millions of terrestrial years in order to reach perfection.
7. There is no evolution of the sapiens individual; only that of the
species as stated above. If a sapiens individual desires to evolve,
he must convert himself into a mutant human for whom evolution
8. There are other rules of the game, but only those already indicated can be revealed at this time.
In order to explain the modus operandi of the sapiens plan, the
hierarchy of the operating forces will be explained.
The diagram that follows endeavors only to briefly describe the
basic forces which act in the Universe: God, the Creator, in his
double manifestation of life and death, light and darkness, of the
sleep state and the state of vigilance, abases his power until able
to act concretely through certain
"angels" who direct the evolutionary plan. Hermetic tradition calls
them the Archons or Lords of Destiny.
With reference to sapiens, this plan is maintained by virtue of
dream energy, as can be seen in diagram 1.
Nevertheless, the divine
irradiation of luminous energy, which we call Vigilance, reaches the
planet Earth but is not manifested in sapiens. Sleep energy,
directed or manipulated by the Archons, maintains the programming
of the system even down to the smallest group, the family.
Those who "have eyes to see and ears to hear" will draw incalculable
advantage from the comprehension of this system.
To give a concrete example, this master key can be used to explain
certain strange events in the life of Jesus which in this light,
appear rational and crystal clear.
Why did Jesus appear to be so tremendously antagonistic toward the
Recall his words:
"I have come to set a man against his father, and
the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against
her mother-in-law. And the enemies of man should be their own
families. He who loves his father or mother more than he loves me,
is not worthy of me; and he who loves his son or daughter more than
me, is not worthy of me."
When Jesus was told that his mother and
brothers were outside and wished to speak to him, he replied: "Who
is my mother? Who are my brothers?" and he stretched out his hand
towards his disciples saying: "Here are my mother and my brothers."
When one of his disciples asked him for leave to bury his father,
Jesus said, "follow me and let the dead bury their dead."
Strange words for one who preached of love!
Nevertheless, the explanation is simple. Looking at diagram 1, it
can be seen that the family is the ultimate nucleus that maintains
dream or hypnotic energy: the instrument of sapiens' slavery to
Thus, if Jesus wished his disciples to see the light, to awaken and
evolve, by necessity they had to break the chains of sleep.
Of course, it is understood that this example can be applied solely
to those who wish to forever follow a path toward spiritual
advancement, leaving the world aside and foregoing human affection,
as must have been the case with the twelve apostles. It is also
necessary to understand that two families may exist: the animal
family of sapiens and the divine family (human).
Needless to say,
any family, which by virtue of the spiritual advancement of its
members becomes free from the action of sleep, is in truth
converted into a divine family. The family nucleus should be solidly
united, not by oneiric force or blood ties, but by an authentic
Regarding material freedom, sapiens will greatly progress and,
without doubt, will someday free himself from the Biblical saying:
"you will earn your bread by the sweat of your brow." The advance of
science and its techniques allows us to surmise or foresee that the
working day will shorten in proportion to the degree of automation
achieved by specialized machines (robots) which undertake the heavy
work previously accomplished by man.
Also foreseeable are extraordinary
medical advances and the appearance of new inventions, which will
make life on earth more pleasant and
more agreeable. If these advances are not parallel to an increase
in the level of awareness of humanity, they will lead to a state of
civilized barbarism. Our descendants will be extraordinarily
intelligent barbarians, possessors of advanced technology, but with
a progressive atrophying of their muscles and spiritual
The phenomenon of psychological inflation made known by Jung, to
whom we have already referred, strongly affects common man. He
identifies with science, arts, culture, technological progress, and
civilization and absorbs them, confusing them with himself. Thus he
loses sight of himself and lives on a level of importance and
qualifications entirely beyond him, and which in truth correspond to
the sum total of the efforts of man since his existence upon Earth.
By means of a psychological trick, he multiplies his own worth by
millions, and the result is a deep satisfaction with his
In order to analyze a person and judge his individual value, we must
always divest him of all the honors, dignities, inheritances,
authority, and privileges which society has conferred on him.
Unfortunately, our analysis will be very discouraging, for in the
majority of cases, within this inflated being we will not find the
human being which this covering hides; he has died, devoured by life
itself; or perhaps he never existed in the first place. It is for
this reason that a human being always hides behind numerous masks
and disguises, for in this way his absolute insignificance goes
unnoticed. The smaller an individual is, the more he endeavors to
inflate himself to appear important in the eyes of others and thus
raise his self-esteem.
Psychology asserts that the most profound principle of human nature
is the desire to be appreciated, and therefore there exists a demand
for self-exaltation. It is said that the experience most sought
after by man is the increase of his self-esteem, and the trait most
difficult to eradicate is vanity.
In Personality: A Psychological Interpretation, Doctor Gordon Allport states the following regarding
Whatever the ultimate character of this principle, its cruder forms
of expression result in extraordinary strategies of conduct. It
alone is responsible for a great superstructure of masquerade built
up in every life. All in the interests of self-esteem one may cover
one's true emotions, put on a front, and at considerable cost avoid
exposing one's weaknesses. The persona that develops protects one
from unwelcome narcissistic wounds.
What is even more spectacular, likewise in the interest of
self-esteem, is the capacity men have for deceiving themselves...
The techniques of self-deception are numerous. Psychological usage,
groups them all under the single title of rationalization, a term
signifying, of course, precisely the opposite of reason... Reason
fits one's impulses and beliefs to the world of reality;
rationalization fits one's conception of reality to one's impulses
and beliefs. Or, as the aphorism has it, reasoning discovers real
reasons, and rationalization, good reasons, for what we do.
We can observe how an individual regards his own "I" or ego and
tries by all means to put the greatest possible distance between
that "I" and the surrounding reality. The more buffers which exist
between the person and the world, the
more peacefully he will sleep. He will then withdraw substantially
from reality, seeing it from afar as a vague inkling through the
veil of his protective mechanisms, otherwise known as personality
and its function. The personality is in the service of the
individual's program. Furthermore, it forms part of this program and
is the psychological mechanism destined to maintain and reinforce
it. The study of the mechanisms of the personality is invaluable in
understanding the operating system of the central computer.
The collective soul or central computer, personality, culture,
society, mass movements, education, publicity, television, and the
press; all these are powerful tools in the service of Hypnos.
There are a select minority of beings who, by their personal
efforts, are able to stand out from the mass and excel for different
reasons. They may belong to an intellectual, hereditary, or
financial aristocracy, but in the final analysis, they serve the
central computer with the same docility as the masses, the only
difference being that they are better rewarded for their service.
Great human differences are essentially very superficial, as people
react in more or less the same way internally.
Of course the chosen also exist. They are privileged men whose
intellectual depth enables them, to a certain extent, to surpass the
barriers of what is superficial and apparent. They are individuals
who, for one reason or another, better resist the hypnotic influence
of dream energy. Nevertheless, their writings, words, and speeches
are lost in the vacuum of a deluded multitude.
The difficulty in fathoming and understanding concepts
which are not habitually used makes it practically impossible for a
person to evaluate the tremendous importance that the collective
soul has in the life of a human being. In order to truly comprehend
the significance of this fact, it is sufficient to consider that we
are only a vital emanation of the collective soul, a structure
without any autonomy or a life of our own. In the light of this
truth, we can understand many psychological phenomena which are not
very clear, but which are decisively important in human life. Take
for example anxiety, which is the hidden reason for many of man's
In The Art of Loving, Erich Fromm maintained that:
The experience of separateness arouses anxiety; it is, indeed, the
source of all anxiety. Being separate means being cut off, without
any capacity to use my human powers . . . The awareness of human
separation, without reunion by love— is the source of shame. It is
at the same time the source of guilt and anxiety.
The deepest need of man, then, is the need to overcome his
separateness, to leave the prison of his aloneness.
We must ask ourselves: why is there such a fear of isolation?
Isolation from what? Obviously that necessity of union corresponds
to the tie with the collective soul or central computer. All
attempts or possibility of separation, by virtue of an external or
internal influence, produces panic, and this panic is experienced by
the human animal when threatened with separation from the flock.
Reflecting on this we can understand the scope of the ailment which
affects sapiens; not only does he not want to be human, but he
senses profound anguish when threatened
with the abandonment of his animal condition. For this reason,
anguished sapiens has invented certain tricks or flawed and
artificial solutions, which enable him to temporarily placate his
Fromm speaks of the following attempts to escape the
state of separation:
1. ORGIASTIC STATES:
One way of achieving this aim lies in all kinds of orgiastic states.
These may have the form of an auto induced trance, sometimes with
the help of drugs. Many rituals of primitive tribes offer a vivid
picture of this type of solution. In a transitory state of
exaltation the world outside disappears, and with it the feeling of
separateness from it. Inasmuch as these rituals are practiced in
common, an experience of fusion with the group is added which makes
this solution all the more effective.
Such orgiastic states may be brought about with drugs, certain
rituals, by alcohol, and by sexual experience. Although the rituals
of primitive tribes offer this kind of solution, this same solution
is also present in more civilized society in religious rituals
which produce an experience of fusion with the group and with a
divinity who forgives the sin and rewards the believer, granting him
a state of grace.
Alcoholism and drug addiction are the forms which the individual
chooses in non-orgiastic culture. In contrast to those participating
in the socially patterned solution, such individuals suffer from
guilt feelings and remorse. While they try to escape from
separateness by taking refuge in alcohol or drugs, they feel all
the more separate after the
orgiastic experience is over, and thus are driven to take recourse
to it with increasing frequency and intensity.
2. CONFORMITY WITH THE GROUP:
Also in contemporary Western society, union with the group is the
prevalent way of overcoming separateness. It is a union in which the
individual self disappears to a large extent, and where the aim is
to belong to the herd. If I am like everybody else, if I have no
feelings or thoughts which make me different, if I conform in
custom, dress, and ideas, to the pattern of the group, I am saved
from the frightening experience of aloneness.
Nevertheless, the price to be paid is very high, as it involves
freedom and individuality. Furthermore, as stated by Fromm, union by
conformity is not intense or violent; it is serenity dictated by
routine, and due to this, at times is insufficient to alleviate the
anguish of separation, and then comes the need to indulge in
orgiastic practices. Fromm is of the opinion that flock-like
conformity only offers the advantage of being permanent and not
spasmodic, as the individual is introduced to the conformity pattern
at three to four years of age, and from that moment never loses
contact with the flock. He even anticipates his funeral as the last
event of social importance, remaining strictly within the pattern.
3. CREATIVE ACTIVITY:
In any kind of
creative work the person creating unites himself with his
material, which represents the world outside himself. Whether a
carpenter makes a table, or a goldsmith a piece of jewelry,
whether the peasant grows his corn or the painter paints a
picture, in all types of creative work the worker and his object
become one, man unites himself with the world in the process of
The unity achieved in productive work is not interpersonal; the
unity achieved in orgiastic fusion is transitory; the unity achieved
by conformity is only pseudo-unity. Hence, they are only partial
answers to the problem of existence. The full answer lies in the
achievement of interpersonal union, of fusion with another person,
4. UNION BY LOVE:
This complete solution can only be reached when there is genuine
love and not just a passional or symbiotic union. A passional union
is one in which a person is a slave to passion and in reality his
activity is a passiveness, because he is impelled, and it is he who
undergoes the act and not he who accomplishes it. A symbiotic union
is produced when there is a dependence in which both need each other
mutually and absorb each other reciprocally. It is a form of
vampirism or parasitism.
Fromm describes genuine love very clearly:
Union by love is only valid when there is mature love, that is, a
union that allows and maintains individualism. In contrast to
symbiotic union, mature love is union under the condition of
preserving one's integrity, one's individuality. Love is an active
power in man; a power which breaks through the walls which separate
man from his fellow men, which unites him with others; love makes
him overcome the sense of isolation and separateness, yet it
permits him to be himself, to retain his integrity. In love,
the paradox occurs that two beings become one and yet remain two.
From this profound description by Fromm, we see sapiens' main
motivation in life, his deep anguish, is based on the fear of
freedom with respect to the central computer. Using the master key
of knowledge of the collective soul of sapiens, the reader could
well analyze any aspect of social psychology. Whether it be love,
politics, war, art, morals, justice, or injustice, everything can
be understood through prior knowledge of the mystery of the central
After reading this far, many readers may be puzzled, as perhaps they
expected more magic, mystery, and occultism. Perhaps they desired
the revelation of fantastic secrets, which would enable them to
unfold with a simple abracadabra or attain clairvoyance with the
opening of a third eye. Patience!
The most impatient and superficial
person is the one who sees least. Only the one who senses that great
truth is found in that which is simple will be able to see beneath
the surface of appearances. People always seek that which is
complicated, believing there is an equivalence between complexity
and truth. If we meditate deeply, we will find it is much more
difficult to notice the simple than the complex. That which is
simple appears so unattractive that no one bothers to study it or
make an effort to delve beneath its surface.
Nevertheless, truth is
in that which is simple, and for this reason it is said that "truth
is written in the open book of Nature." Truth is strewn everywhere
and no one notices it. It is more difficult to "know what is
already known" than to learn about something of which one is
ignorant. The already known merits no attention and in any event is tainted with
It is for this reason that true intellect is hidden away in the
attic of the insignificant and useless, scorning the profound
treasure it may contain.
The mystery of occultism and magic is based on understanding what
is already known to everyone, but which no one understands. For this
reason, the common man wanders about lost and disoriented,
endeavoring to find mysterious masters in India, to acquire strange
parapsychological qualities, or to find curious and hidden
manuscripts with magic secrets.
The word "occultism" does not define unknown knowledge, but a
teaching, which is hidden due to human stupidity, snobbery,
superficiality, fantasy, and the lack of a state of higher
awareness. It is due to this that at many times, lacking the
abracadabra, the student feels cheated as he expected magic. But,
what is the general concept of magic?
Magic is the food of hope for
lazy people who believe it is sufficient to learn tricks or attain
certain powers to be able to reach the fulfillment of all their
desires through magic, without any effort whatsoever. That is to
say, they visualize the magic art as an arbitrary exercise, a
procedure in which the world and Nature would be subject to the
whims and desires of the magician. We must now disillusion them, as
that which is arbitrary does not exist in the Universe, and should
it exist, it would bring about the destruction of the Cosmos.
People are horrified by effort, and therefore, easy magic has an
extraordinary attraction for the unwary. Paraphrasing the concept of
Hermes Trismegistus of "as above, so below,"
the attainment of something physical or material entails work, time,
and effort. This is also true for Hermeticism, an art in which only
after a long process of initiation is it possible to take the first
steps. Nevertheless, we must not forget that the effort required is
always relative to the importance of the goal being pursued, and we
know of no higher or more noble goal than to be converted into a
true human being with higher spiritual qualities.
Many people identify magic with parapsychological ability,
believing that the highest goal of occultism consists in developing
PSI powers. They are misguided by virtue of their complete lack of
knowledge about true occultism, whose spiritual goals are neither
temporal nor relative, but rather are infinite, eternal, and
absolute, transcending matter, historical eras, life, and death.
V - TO BE OR
NOT TO BE?
This traditional question posed by Shakespeare is also one of the
basic elements on which the student of Hermeticism must work. At
first glance, the question seems to be the framework for a decision
to live or die; no one thinks that he is not from the moment he has
evidence of existence, sees himself, and realizes he possesses a
material body which occupies space. Any normal human being who asks
himself, "am I or am I not?" must reply affirmatively.
Nevertheless, Hermeticism affirms that sapiens is not. How can this
be understood? ... Only through greater precision and depth in the
comprehension of related concepts. For this it is necessary to work
with two philosophical triangles, which follow.
Sapiens has a physical body, with a divine spark or spirit, and a
"psychological I" or personality. If we ask if so-and-so is, and we
refer to the body and the "psychological I," we
must reply in the affirmative. On the other hand, if we refer to the
spirit or "Superior I," our reply will be no.
In order to understand this, we must realize that we are speaking of
a person, and that this person lives in the material world in a
material body. This body is clearly seen and cannot be denied as it
occupies space. The "psychological I" of this body also constantly
manifests itself (perhaps it is never otherwise) and we have
evidence of this.
Nevertheless, the "Superior I" or the spirit, in
spite of being incarnated in matter, lives its own life in its own
related world. This "Superior I" is not manifested in the body or
the real world, and therefore, it is not in the material reality of
the present time.
It is certain that for those people who do not believe that the
spirit or the spirit in sapiens exists, this explanation has
absolutely no value. Those individuals must ask themselves the
"Who am I? Surely I am not the body, nor am I
so-and-so. Could I be the thinker? Who am I?"
Continuing along this line, we maintain that the spirit or immortal
essence, the "Superior I," lives in a mysterious limbo to which we
have no access. From that limbo a fine thread
reaches to the psychological awareness, giving the individual a
sense of spirituality. Nevertheless, the spirit is never manifested
in the individual's brain, and as a result, is never manifested in
the concrete reality of the material world.
Therefore, if I ask myself, "am I or am I not?" this question refers
to the essential being and I must reply:
"I am in the limbo where I
exist as a spiritual being, but I am not in the material world where
my physical body lives in the reality of the present time. And as it
is of no use to me to be in limbo, I must accept that 7 am not. On
the other hand, so-and-so (my 'psychological I') is, and exists to a
certain extent in material reality."
This brings us to the basic objective of true occultism (the
esoteric and not the exoteric) which is:
1. That sapiens be transformed into man
2. That this man be spiritual
The main goal of Hermeticism is spirituality, about which there are
many mistaken ideas. For the majority of people, spirituality is a
mysterious mystical state in which the individual reaches absolute
purity, abstention from meat and alcohol, sexual
chastity, and a
life apart from material existence, living in an ocean of kindness,
love, and renunciation. Painters frequently depict saints as
skeletal men, thin-faced, with sunken eyes and an appearance of
Nearly all the pictures of Christ depict him as very
weak and undernourished, without strength or vigor. This false image
of spirituality is what all those who have spiritual inquietude try
To become spiritual in truth means only one thing:
"that the spirit
manifests itself through one's own brain."
Thus, the individual is spiritual because his spirit has access to material,
concrete, and temporal reality. If, however, as a consequence of
this fact certain superior qualities are awakened in the individual,
that is another matter.
Adding the concept of time to the subject we are studying enables
us to visualize the phenomenon of being in a much more luminous
form. In relation to time, we are not interested in any of the
complicated Einsteinian equations, but only in the concepts of past,
present, and future. In fact, only the present is of positive
interest; the past and the future represent only negative concepts
in this analysis.
Let us recapitulate and add time to our reflective process: sapiens
possesses a physical body which has a "psychological I" and a
"Superior I" or spirit. This body, which is material, occupies a
location in space and a position in time.
Let us now place these
constituent parts in time and space:
In the Cosmos, there are infinite forms of life which are governed
by the absolute realities of the Universe.
these absolute realities there are temporal or relative truths,
which are degrees of the absolute on an infinite scale of levels,
each one having absolute and relative laws. In our condition as Homo
sapiens, we live in the reality of the world which we know, that is,
material body and terrestrial time. If we were to live on a distant
planet, we might perhaps have an etheric or gaseous body, and a time
adequate for the planet on which we would live.
Therefore, our fundamental reality as sapiens is the material world
of the planet Earth, governed by terrestrial time, measured by
terrestrial clocks. This is our concrete reality, as concerns our
life in a biological body.
Carefully following the development of
this subject, we will reach the following conclusions:
1. Our physical body lives adjusted to the absolute reality of the
vital conditions which govern our existence. Terrestrial time passes
with respect to our body, according to the hands on the clock.
2. Our "psychological I" is a fan opened towards the past, present,
and future. It is never completely in the present, in the past, or
in the future. With respect to time, it is different from the
physical body; it has a different location in time.
3. Our spirit lives in cosmic time, but in itself is beyond time. It
is what is, what has been, and what will eternally be.
Our inability to be spiritual resides in the fact that our spirit
and our body do not coincide in time; therefore there can
be no communication between them.
To make our spirit and body
coincide, there are two basic methods:
A - Chaos
B - Order
Both systems require a mediator or intermediary as the contact
between body and spirit.
In the case of A—Chaos, the individual uses
his subconscious (in which the past, present, and future coexist) to
unite with the spiritual. It is called chaos because it produces
disorientation in time and space, which may affect the material
conditions of an individual's life, but increases his spiritual
In B—Order, an artificial mediator is created by means of
but it is superconscious, not subconscious. Further on, this will be
explained in more detail.
Each method attempts to bring the spirit to the temporal reality of
the physical body, because the reverse cannot be done.
In order to explain the mystery of being, the student must zealously
study the concepts of being and not being. The student must
identify himself with these states. Being, naturally, corresponds to
reality, and not being corresponds to fantasy.
Stated in another
way, all that is fantastic, in the sense of illusory fantasy,
not, as this corresponds solely to a subjective vision of the
individual. On the other hand, reality IS, as it is equivalent to
the objective contemplation of a phenomenon, which exists either
externally, apart from the individual, or as an internal phenomenon,
but which is perfectly studied, verified, and delineated.
It is humbling to observe how much the human being lives in a purely
fantastic or illusory subjective personal world, without ever
encountering concrete and objective reality. This is explained by
sapiens' dreamlike state, as each person has a world of dreams or
personal fantasies corresponding to his desires or fears. Thus, to
a certain extent, each person lives in his own fantasy world
imaginatively created according to his unconscious needs.
There is an absolute key which gives us a reference point for
understanding the mystery of being, and this key is expressed in
the following Hermetic concept: "the only reality is the present
moment; there is no past or future; both are illusory." The past
existed and the future will exist.
What is the present? The present is the exact point of union between
the past and the future.
If we are able to understand that the only reality is the present
moment, we will reach the foundation of the mystery of to be and
not to be. Life is composed of real, absolute, and implacable
nature, by dreams and time. In this life we are faced with fantasy
modules and reality modules. Each module is always made up of three
elements: time, space, and the individual. As these three elements
are combined, the person either is or is not.
In order to understand this, we will construct the following image
of the world:
1. A space apparently immutable and immobile.
2. A tape like that of a computer. This tape is divided into spaces,
marked like a measuring tape. Each degree corresponds to a second,
and this system moves along the
immobile space at the speed of one degree per second. (In this case,
it does not matter whether the space or the time moves, all that
matters is that one of them moves.)
3. Man standing upon the Earth
(part of space), along the time band.
We must realize that there are many time bands in the Universe, one
for man, another for minerals, animals, planets, galaxies, etc. For
our purposes, we are only interested in one, the time band for man.
Suppose that this human time band is moving at the rate of one
degree per second, and that man is standing alongside this measure
and must walk in step with it. Let us stop the system for a moment
and make a red mark on the tape, exactly in front of the man, and
then start the system up again. To the extent that the man remains
on the red mark, he will live in reality, that is, the man IS. On
the other hand, upon leaving the mark, either by going backward or
forward with respect to it, the man IS NOT.
Coincidence with time takes us toward the reality of our existence;
a lack of this coincidence takes us toward an existence of fantasy.
Furthermore, it is necessary to add a missing element to complete
this module. The missing element is the physical and psychological
activity of the individual at a given moment.
The following example
So-and-so, knowing the secret of time as explained here, reaches
complete coincidence with time at this moment.
What would his situation be?
Let us suppose that his location would be at the second
degree of time (this is an imaginary division). At this degree, it
is 3:42 p.m., and our experimental subject is in his downtown
office. What is real for this individual? Only the space-time with
which he is physically connected at that moment. This is his prime
reality—his office with all that it contains and the work he is
doing at that moment.
His house, his car, his family, and all that
is apart from him at that moment exist only as a secondary reality.
These are elements with which the individual will make contact in
the near future, but which for the same reason, do not exist at that
moment, as the only reality is the present moment.
Now, to the extent that the subject psychologically projects his
awareness toward a secondary reality or toward a fantasy (to what is
not involved in his space-time at that moment), the individual will
no longer coincide with time, and will unfailingly fall into the
power of dreams, fantasy, and unreality. It is for this reason that
it is dimly recognized that mental concentration is a powerful
weapon for obtaining something of value. It is obvious that a person
can only remain in coincidence with time in direct relation to his
If we could in some way enter into coincidence with cosmic time, we
would surely live thousands or millions of years; our age would be
planetary, not human.
The individual's great enemy is his "psychological I" which, as
stated before, is like a fan opened to the past, present, and
future, thus making it impossible to achieve actual temporal
The subject's imagination makes him project his awareness beyond
the present moment, living thus an unreal and fantastic existence:
not existing. We must understand that if a man lives in another
time, he is not in relation to the present time.
It is necessary to add something tremendously important and this is
the fact that when one exists in coincidence with time, located in
the reality of the present moment, one obtains the manifestation of
the spirit in the brain, thus succeeding in becoming spiritual.
Therefore, the secret of spirituality is the mystery of time and its
influence on the human being.
For the Hermeticist, people have two ages:
1. Chronological age
2. Real age
Chronological age is that which we all know.
Real age is the sum
total of all those tiny moments in which the spirit is manifested
through the brain, and therefore has access to concrete material
reality. For different reasons, some accidental and others that can
be attributed to the individual himself, the spirit has some
these are so rare and brief in most people, that the real age of a
forty year old person may only be six months, weeks, days, and at
times, only hours. This real age is obtained by adding the spaces of
time during which the spirit was manifested, moments in which the
person acquires, in spite of their brevity, an increase and
elevation of his awareness.
This reveals to us part of the methods employed by Hermeticists in
the spiritual development of students, because obtaining the
manifestation of the spirit and maintaining this condition is
inevitably a process of authentic evolution. Nevertheless, this is a
long and painful process, as it involves the "transubstantiation of
the verb," that is, the verb or spirit should be converted into
flesh and blood.
This is what Jesus taught his disciples during the Last Supper when
he gave them bread and wine saying: "drink, for this is my blood,
eat, for this is my body."
Very few accept that this statement is literal and not symbolic.
The majority will not understand what has been said here in spite of
the simplicity of the language. We write for a minority, but with
the language of the majority, in order that everyone may have the
A reality module is composed of the following elements:
1. The subject in the correct
2. What is contained in the space indicated above (material and
A fantasy module contains:
1. The subject in the incorrect
2. The material and nonmaterial things contained in that space
It is unnecessary to add that reality modules are rare exceptions.
The majority of people live almost permanently entangled in the web
of fantasy and dreams, which rob them of their best possibility for
achieving true consciousness and happiness. Although this phenomenon
is stated clearly and people are warned of this danger, only a small
minority understand their precarious situation.
Let us recall the wise words of Jose Ortega y Gasset in one of the
paragraphs from his book The Revolt of the Masses, when he says:
All the matters about which science speaks, whatever the science be,
are abstract, and abstract things are always clear. So that the
clarity of science is not so much in the heads of scientists as in
the matters of which they speak. What is really confused, entangled,
is the concrete vital reality, always a unique thing. The man who
is capable of steering a clear course through it, who can perceive
under the chaos presented by every vital situation the hidden
anatomy of the movement, the man, in a word, who does not lose
himself in life, that is the man with the really clear head.
stock of those around you and you will see them wandering about lost
through life, like sleepwalkers in the midst of their good or bad
luck, without the slightest suspicion of what is happening to them.
You will hear them talk in precise terms about themselves and their
surroundings, which would seem to point to them having ideas on the
matter. But start to analyze those ideas and you will find that they
hardly reflect in any way the reality to which they appear to refer,
and if you go deeper you will discover that there is not even an
attempt to adjust the ideas to this reality.
Quite the contrary:
through these notions the individual is trying to cut off any personal vision of
reality, of his very own life. For life is from the start a chaos in
which one is lost. The individual suspects this, but he is
frightened at finding himself face to face with this terrible
reality, and tries to cover it over with a curtain of fantasy, where
everything is clear. It does not worry him that his "ideas" are not
true, he uses them as trenches for the defense of his existence, as
scarecrows to frighten away reality.
The man with the clear head is the man who frees himself from those
fantastic "ideas" and looks life in the face, realizes that
everything in it is problematic, and feels himself lost. As this is
the simple truth—that to live is to feel oneself lost—he who accepts
it has already begun to find himself; to be on firm ground.
Instinctively, as do the shipwrecked, he will look around for
something to cling to, and that tragic, ruthless glance, absolutely
sincere, because it is a question of his salvation, will cause him
to bring order into the chaos of his life.
These are the only
genuine ideas; the ideas of the shipwrecked. All the rest is
rhetoric, posturing, farce. He who does not really feel himself
lost, is inexorably lost; that is to say, he never finds himself,
never comes up against his own reality. This is true in every order,
even in science, in spite of science being in its nature an escape
from life. (The majority of men of science have given themselves to
it through fear of facing life. They are not clear heads; hence
their notorious ineptitude in the presence of any concrete
Our scientific ideas are of value to the degree in which
we have felt ourselves lost before a question; have seen its
problematic nature, and have realized that we cannot find support in
accepted notions, in prescriptions, in proverbs, nor in mere words.
The man who discovers a new scientific truth has previously had to
smash to atoms almost everything he had learned,
and arrives at the new truth with hands stained with blood from the
slaughter of a thousand platitudes.
In a brilliant manner, although profane and not Hermetic, Ortega y
Gasset elucidates the difficulty of finding clear heads as he called
them, for man is lost beneath the superficiality of his own
thoughts and fantasies, and never reaches the reality of life.
Common man has never suspected the magnitude of his going astray in
the world which surrounds him, as his fellow man lacks orientation
as much or more than he himself does. Unfortunately, schools and
universities offer no guidance in this respect, least of all
regarding ethical and moral codes, or through laws or rules
instituted by society. To be guides, they would have to be designed
by clear heads, which are certainly not abundant.
this has been seen repeatedly in history, clear heads occasionally
will suddenly appear and point out the road to be followed with a
modicum of clarity. In general, people scorn such intelligence, as
this is always the case with the ignorant who face something they do
not understand, as a defense against showing their intellectual
Our world is, at least for the moment, a planet of cripples who
believe themselves to be perfectly healthy because they are unaware
of any other condition. Nevertheless, the damage is not in their
bodies or intelligence, but in their lack of consciousness. But what
is this consciousness we are referring to? Is it perhaps the
difference between man and animals? Certainly not, although
logically a sapiens is much more conscious than an animal which does not possess the divine spark.
The awareness or consciousness to which we refer originates with
the exercise of an intelligence separated from dreamlike states. On
the other hand, unconsciousness or lack of awareness pervades the
intelligence of a dormant subject and does not impede mechanical
thought or the functioning of dead intelligence.
The ideas we are
endeavoring to explain are summarized in the following chart:
1. Unconsciousness: Intelligence born from an apprenticeship of
dreams. The individual's level of awareness is very low, even though
his intellect may be brilliant, since this acute ness only reflects
great dexterity in arranging combinations of cerebral information.
This is called dead or programmed intelligence.
2. Consciousness: Intelligence arising from and developed on the
basis of an apprenticeship of awakeness. The individ ual's level of
awareness is constantly high. We call this living or unprogrammed
Man might well be called a mental cripple. The term mental is only
figurative, as sapiens has no mind, which we will explain later.
Nevertheless, with the expression mental cripple, we wish to point
out the weakness and inoperative state of the mind which,
Hermetically speaking, is considered to be the highest faculty of
the human being, but which he possesses only in a dormant state.
Due to the lack of a state of higher awareness, the planet Earth is
a small hell, where by divine grace or infernal evil, the individual
neither notices nor evaluates his precarious
condition or the cloudiness of his awareness. Like true madmen,
each sapiens, like Don Quixote, the Castilian nobleman, strikes out
against his own windmill. Thus, battle after battle, youth is lost,
illusions die, purity withers, and the last glimmers of lucidity
If we were perverse Gods or immoral despoilers, we could not invent
a better method to make a group of slaves work peacefully than to
make them believe, by means of collective hypnosis, that they are
happy and important. We would then have perfect robots who would
work untiringly, producing what we desire.
In addition, these
robots would make and maintain themselves. It could be argued that
sapiens, unlike other species, sows, produces, and labors only for
himself and not for other beings. This is true for the products and
material sapiens uses for his own maintenance. No nonhuman species
steals the material product of sapiens' efforts. On the other hand,
this is not the case with the subtle fruit produced by the human
nervous system in everyday life.
This fruit is rapidly reaped by
certain beings who are much higher on the evolutionary scale than
the human being; veritable Gods of space, who profit from human
efforts, but in turn fulfill certain cosmic functions and occupy an
important position in the universal economy. These beings have been
mentioned previously: they are the Archons of Destiny. We could also
refer to them as Gods of the Zodiac, as they direct and govern human
existence on this planet.
When we speak of true astrology, we do not
refer to radiations from a specific planet, but to the influence of
the Zodiacal Gods, each one of which (there are 72 in all) has
personal and defined
characteristics, influencing the people they control in a strange
way. All of Earth's inhabitants are under the sway of one or more of
these Gods, who regulate, shape, and direct the destiny of
humanity. But this is not so for the destiny of the Hermeticist, who
attains his vital autonomy at a certain moment, releasing himself
from the mandate of the Archons.
The Archons of Destiny are terrifying beings, not because they are
evil, but due to their cold and inexorable severity in the
manipulation of sapiens. If we were to establish a symbol for these
beings, no doubt they would be depicted with a whip in their hands,
a girdle of bristles or netted wire with which they chastise
humanity in order to ensure their progress, although this evolution
may be imperceptible during our earthly time.
For example these
occult judges pitilessly provoke a world war in which millions of
people die. For them, these dead are of no more importance than that
assigned by sapiens to the thousands of animals they sacrifice daily
in order to feed.
Sapiens, in his extreme fight for existence and in his various
relations with the natural and social environments surrounding him,
inevitably experiences all kinds of tribulations, suffering,
deceptions, and other experiences, both pleasant and unpleasant. As
a consequence, his emotional and nervous systems develop certain
embodied elements, that are extremely powerful, and which abandon
the human body in the form of vibrations (everything vibrates;
matter is only vibratory energy).
These vibrations are transmitted
through antennae incorporated in the biological unit which are tuned
to the frequency of the Archons, who then reap this
power and use it for purposes we cannot divulge, again stating that
they accomplish a cosmic function.
It is thus that sapiens is unwittingly stripped of the most noble
product he has produced; the final distillate of human experience,
the broth in which lies the blood, the soul, and the very life of
the individual. The individual lived for this, suffered, loved,
enjoyed, worked, built things, went to war, studied, investigated,
only to prepare the golden broth of his life. We must understand
that the central computer only exists in relation to the Archons of
Destiny as an instrument to control sapiens.
The object of life, the reason for which sapiens was created, is
not for him to enjoy life in the garden of the Lord, but rather to
be a pawn in his vineyards, a worker so perfect he can act as
cultivator and food at the same time.
If man could prevent his golden broth from being stolen, with this
vital product he could become equal to the Gods, rapidly evolving by
integrating within himself the products from the chemical laboratory
of his physical body. This is exactly what is done by the student
of Hermeticism, who is temporarily freed by the Archons of Destiny.
This individual, by virtue of his understanding and responsibility,
has no need for an overseer with whip in hand to oblige him to
evolve through suffering, as he takes responsibility for his
evolution into his own hands, and if he deems it necessary, submits
himself to the same temporary suffering in order to attain eternal
happiness. This is in contrast to the profane or worldly person who
chooses fleeting pleasure at the expense of eternal suffering.
If the student fails or turns aside from his path, abusing
his temporary freedom, the Archons again take him under their
control, punishing him very severely.
From another point of view, we can see how certain countries are
chosen by the Archons for veritable martyrdom. Furthermore, one
should not believe that this suffering is futile, as such a
sacrifice generally brings about a moral, material, spiritual, and
intellectual revival of the population by virtue of the law of
suffering. So it is that after wars we notice a rapid rebirth toward
a higher state. This is a high price to pay for evolution. These
wars could have been avoided had there been sufficient clearheaded
people in the world who the masses would have been willing to
Enough revealing of secrets which are hidden from sapiens.
spread a cloak of silence on this subject in order to comply with
the mandate of the esoteric Sphinx who demands silence. Speech and
silence are two swords, which must be handled with sublime skill in
order not to disrupt universal harmony. Those who have "eyes to see"
will understand everything not stated in the written word, but in
the cryptic language of the initiate.
For those not in this state,
it is best that they understand nothing and continue to sleep
tranquilly. Ultimately, the Archons run no risk of a bad harvest
from a possible rebellion of sapiens. Sapiens is too blind to see
where the danger is really found.
It is sad to observe the tremendous limitation of sapiens, who shuts
himself up in the small world of stereotypical concepts, of
memorized knowledge, of imitation, and mechanisms of compensation
His mental disability prevents him from realizing just
how small the cubicle is which imprisons him. And, thus, with a mind
made up in advance, he accepts, condemns, or tolerates without
bothering to intelligently analyze the situations with which he is