30 July 2005
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The moon is more than just a pale
satellite of interest to poets and astronomers.
Its influence goes
beyond merely creating ocean tides or driving biological cycles.
More importantly, the moon exerts a significant influence upon the
mechanical, emotional, and psychological states in man. The werewolf
myth and superstition concerning full moon lunacy are not far from
Certain lunar phases heighten the
possibility for emotionally draining situations and stimulate
reactivity and sensitivity in vulnerable individuals.
Personal observation reveals what numerous esoteric sources have
explained at length, namely that we are food for the moon. In this
article I shall summarize these sources and then give an account of
how through personal experience I independently arrived at similar
but more expansive conclusions framed in context of the matrix
This is an incredibly fascinating and
practical subject since the lunar factor can be observed by anyone
with eyes to see and knowledge of such cycles can be used to bypass
obstacles normally exacerbated by the fog of ignorance.
Fourth Way philosophy aims to strip man of his mechanical behavior
and hypnotic programming in order to build within him a core of
heightened consciousness. It is an esoteric system assembled from
incomplete fragments of inner Christianity and Sufism. It's founder,
Georges Gurdjieff, frequently admonished the thoughtless mechanical
behavior of humanity and was fond of saying that we are “food for
What did Gurdjieff mean by this phrase?
Many have interpreted “food for the
moon” as a figure of speech, that perhaps Gurdjieff meant we are
slave to our mechanical conditioning and feed our baser impulses.
While it can be additionally interpreted that way, Gurdjieff was
primarily being literal.
Peter Ouspensky, one of Gurdjieff's most
prolific disciples, lectured at length concerning the moon's role in
human affairs and its place in the cosmological scheme of things. It is reasonable to assume what Ouspensky wrote about the moon accurately reflects what Gurdjieff
According to Ouspensky, the moon acts as a giant electromagnet
pulling upon all organic life on earth and sucking into itself the
soul essence of dying creatures. The moon is an embryonic planet
receiving its nutrition from organic life on earth through an etheric umbilical cord, an energy conduit between earth and moon.
In man, the moon drives his mechanical aspects like a pendulum
moving the gears of a clock.
The degree to which one's actions are
driven by the moon is proportional to one's level of reactivity and
non-being. For people incapable of moving themselves through life by
nobler spiritual impulses, the moon provides a propulsive force.
Without this force, mechanical individuals would be passive as
puppets without a puppeteer.
Ouspensky went so far as to say that the very physical motion of our
limbs was made possible thanks to the moon. Other Fourth Way
initiates like Rodney Collin explained that because our body was
largely made of water and the moon pulls on water to create the
ocean tides, our bodies are made to move in similar but more
complicated ways through hydraulic principles.
Though I find this explanation dubious,
I have included it only to be complete in my summary. The moon's
gravitational field pulls on all masses equally and is not strong
enough to have any physical influence over the motion of water
within the body. It would be more accurate to say that the moon
exerts some subtle influence upon the organs of our etheric body
responsible for initiating neurochemical impulses that trigger
So mechanical behavior is driven by the
moon but not necessarily via crude physical means.
The moon is therefore an important factor in driving physiological
motion. As long as its influence is limited to such effects, the
moon is doings its job properly. Ouspensky warned, however, that if
lunar influences trespassed into one's emotional and mental aspects,
then emotional and mental imbalances would occur.
How can the moon
affect our emotional and intellectual centers? By the very fact that
these lower centers have their own mechanical aspects.
Ouspensky was asked whether there was any truth to the connection
between full moons and lunacy. He said there was none and that lunar
phases are irrelevant because the moon is always around earth
exerting the same pull regardless of its phase. That much is true,
however as I shall explain later, it is the alignment between earth,
sun, and moon that colors the lunar influence, therefore lunar
phases do correlate with cycles of mental and emotional stability
In the cosmological schema, earth is like a mother to the moon which
is still a fetus in the sense that it cannot yet “breathe” on its
own, hold an atmosphere, or support life.
“The Moon is actually a fragment of
this Earth, which must now constantly maintain the Moon's
In that sense, the moon is like a
Nevertheless, the equation is balanced
because in exchange for the moon propelling our mechanical movement,
we feed the moon so that it may grow and one day be born as a living
planet. As to how organic life feeds the moon, Ouspensky explained
that upon death the physical body returns to the earth but the soul
essence, the astral and etheric energies sloughed off by the
evacuating spirit, float toward and deposit themselves upon the
This comes with the dissolution of the
body's mechanical center. During life, however, unprovoked emotional
turmoil and unconscious psychological suffering produce subtle
energies that feed the moon, and this much is detrimental to
personal esoteric evolution.
In line with the objectives of Fourth Way, to escape the more
deleterious lunar influences Ouspensky said we must “create moon
within ourselves.” By this he meant we must develop within us a
driving mechanism that can take the place of the external lunar
influence; in this way we would break free of the puppeteer.
Assuming for a moment a more general and
practical interpretation, this simply says that in order to become
free from mechanical conditioning and reactive behavior we must
reinforce our sense of self-awareness so that conscious choice and
awareness reigns supreme over any external stimuli that might
provoke an unconscious reaction.
In this way we stop feeding the moon
while living, and still properly pay our dues upon death.
In his epic work Gnosis,
Boris Mouravieff formulated an esoteric
system for spiritual evolution founded upon the inner traditions of
Eastern Orthodoxy. Though sharing a common basis with Fourth Way,
what Mouravieff detailed is comparatively more complete, accurate,
Here is an excerpt from Gnosis
summarizing what is necessary to transcend the lunar influence:
As a cell of organic life on Earth,
man plays a part in the development of the Ray of Creation. The
vivification of the Moon, that cosmic fetus, is one aspect of
this development. This requires considerable quantities of
energy, which is produced in particular by the human part of
organic life. Illusion, which plays such an important role in
the waking consciousness of man, was introduced into that state
so that he would accept this aspect of the cosmic work,
participating in it without rebellion.
If we become conscious of this situation and desire to escape
it, we must conceive and create a screen which will protect us
against this devouring influence of the Moon. We must meanwhile
guard against falling into Illusion again by erecting a false
screen; the result would be an aggravated waste of these forces
instead of an economy of force.
The quantity of force necessary to
genuinely oppose the influence of the Moon is already
The first imperative, then, is to stop wasting
these forces, to turn off the taps which let the energy escape
uselessly: sterile emotions, in particular negative emotions;
fantasies from uncontrolled imagination; uncoordinated mental
gymnastics, gossiping and chattering. We must thus act like a
wise minister of finance and carefully economize our energies,
yet without all the time sterilizing either our activity or our
On the contrary, we must store and
as far as possible augment these forces to build up our
reserves. These are the two main aspects of the first objective
we have to attain.
(Mouravieff, Gnosis I, p.168)
Mouravieff also explained that organic
life functions as a transmitter station sending refined energy to
the moon to assist its growth.
Despite increases in the human
population and thus an increase in quantity of energy transferred,
times of peace do not produce sufficient energy and so catalysts for
suffering such as wars and catastrophes arise to sustain the
The Moon's passive energy arises
from solar energy. It reflects this, but not without a
transformation as its own nature. [...] Unlike the Earth, the
Moon does not have a direct organic link with the Sun. Being a
satellite, it depends directly on its planet, and it is only
through the latter's mediation that it enters into relation with
One of its essential roles is to
reflect solar energy onto the Earth's surface in a form modified
by reflection as described above. This also leads to qualitative
and quantitative variations that depend on its phases. These
changes do not prevent continual reverberation, due to the fact
that the Moon always presents the same face to Earth, as the
duration of its rotation around itself and around our planet are
both the same.
(Mouravieff, Gnosis II, p.29)
Although Mouravieff did not elaborate in
what manner the lunar influence varies with phase, it stands to
reason that essentially it is a matter of astrological alignment
between earth, sun, and moon. During new and full moons, the moon
and sun are respectively in opposition and conjunction,
respectively. During quarter moons they are square.
Opposition, conjunction, and square
represent alignments that in this particular case aggravate the
mechanical aspects in man. Other times of the month the moon
primarily trines sun, a harmonious astrological aspect corresponding
to relatively calm and balanced temperament with the mechanical
influence not trespassing into emotional or mental territory.
That the moon always shows the same face, has an unusually circular
orbit, and is precisely distanced to blot out the sun during total
solar eclipses implies an intentional placement by the “Architect”
of the matrix, or perhaps it simply suggests a collective choice to
experience this highly improbable but necessary reality.
When asked if the moon was intentionally
This is impossibly complex
because in one way or another, everything is part of a “plan.”
Mouravieff and Ouspensky emphasized that despite the soporific
nature of the moon and the urgent necessity for individuals to
overcome its influence, there is still an important cosmological
reason for this arrangement.
If nothing else, the moon makes physical
life possible by driving the earth's rotation.
Another interesting source is
The Zelator by Mark Hedsel, an
autobiographical account of his initiatory pathway through various
The following excerpt takes place in the
presence of a teacher who gives a lengthy discourse on the moon:
We became fascinated by the nature
of the Moon, and with the other female planet, Venus. It was as
though our attention had been drawn to the feminine side of
Darkness and Light, as represented in the purgatorial side of
the Moon, and the burning light of Venus.
Our questions led our
Master to some fascinating and unexpected observations about the
lunar connections in ancient esoteric lore, and it was not
surprising that the few questions we did put to our Master at
that time concerned these planets.
'Do you know what the third-day
pig is?' he asked in response to a question I had put to him
about the Moon.
Although our Master was looking
directly at us, everyone shook their heads, as though he had
directed the question to each of us personally. Perhaps the
question had been rhetorical, for he continued almost
'The three-day pig is a phrase
from the ancient Mysteries. Prior to the initiation held
during the Greater Mysteries of the Boedromion at Eleusis,
in Greece, there was what the Greeks called the Halade
Mystai. Early in the morning, the candidates for initiation
would make their way to the sea, carrying young pigs, which
they would wash and then sacrifice.
The usual - we might even say
the exoteric - explanation for this sacrifice is that they
considered the blood of the pig to be especially pure, and
much appreciated by the gods of the Underworld. They buried
the killed pigs deep in the Earth, after the blood and
slaughtered bodies had been dedicated to these infernal
Because the sacrifice was held
on the third day of the Greater Mystery, such a creature was
called the third-day pig.'
He raised his eyebrows, and smiled.
'Now, as with all Mysteries of
initiation, the term is not quite correct - it is meant to
hide something. It was not a third-day pig, but a
two-and-a-half-day pig, as the sacrifices always took place
in the morning. The fact that the rites were conducted near
the sea should lend a clue to one aspect of this arcane
symbolism, for the two-and-a-half day period is a lunar
In two and a half days, the Moon
completely traverses one sign of the zodiac: the period,
cosmically speaking, is a 12th part of the month. Now,
perhaps, you will begin to see something of the deeper
significance of the third-day pig?'
Perhaps once again the question had
been rhetorical. At all events, there was no sound from the
'In a sense, the third-day pig
is humanity - the liquid sweat of the Earth. Humanity is in
thrall to the Moon - mankind is subject to the
two-and-a-half-day rhythm, and to all other lunar
periodicities. In another sense, the third-day pig is the
animal of Set, the reject darker side of Mankind - that
lucifuge side, which does not strive towards the light.
'This truth is recognized both in the overt symbolism of the
pig sacrifice, and in its deeper arcane implications. The
initiation centres have always recognized that mankind is in
thrall to the Moon - that ordinary men and women are
sleeping under the influence of the lunar powers. [...]
symbolism of the three-day pig must now be evident. The
creature is a surrogate for a sacrifice which is no
sacrifice, as the loss is of no value in the face of that
What happens to our higher principle at this
fission of porcine sacrifice is of direct account in the
symbolism of the three-day pig. Just as in a sacrifice
involving a burnt offering, where the flames go upwards, and
the carbonized remains go downwards, so the sacrifice of the
third-day pig is a fission of separation. Note this word,
fission. One cannot go far in the hermetic studies without
having formed a good idea of what Spiritual fission implies.
'On one level, then, the pig is symbol of the lower nature,
which must be buried - or, more accurately, placed into the
hands of the infernal hordes, to which it rightly belongs.
Meanwhile, the initiated Spirit rises upwards on the scales
of perfection. As you know, only the initiates sacrifice at
the Helade Mystai, so we may presume that, at the symbolical
death, it is only the lower part of the “pig” - the body and
the blood - which is rendered unto the lower world. The
higher world carries the Spirit to a higher realm, in the
wonder of initiation. You see, the three-day pig is a symbol
of this rejected part, of the dark part pushed downwards
after the separation which is the immediate consequence of
'But the pig. Let us glance once
more at the symbolism of the famous three-day pig. We are
the pig, awaiting sacrifice. We are in thrall to the Moon:
we are all sleeping Endymions, who must render to the Moon
that which bears the imprint of the Moon. Let us presume
that the sacrifice of the three-day pig is symbolical of the
three days …' - he emphasized the words to show that they
had a much deeper meaning than might be at first apparent
-'... that we spend in the sphere of the Moon after our
death. As you know, in traditional Christianity, this period
is called Purgatory. In esotericism, it has other names,
with which you will all be familiar. The three-day pig is a
symbol' - he emphasized the word - 'of this period we must
spend in Purgatory.
'If you reflect upon it, you will see that it is not a
far-fetched symbolism. The pig, through its association with
Set, is a creature of the Moon, and the period in Purgatory
is a “blood sacrifice” in the sense that during that
experience the sins of the blood - one might say the sweat
of our blood sins - are washed away. In Purgatory, at great
cost to ourselves, we sacrifice our sins. These entities - our sins
- are devoured by the demons in what might be
regarded as a blood-lust. We have clung to our sins
throughout our lifetime, and letting them go is no easy
matter: they must be torn away from us.
'Purgatory is a sort of cosmic clearing house
- even a place
of enforced learning - where the entities and dispositions
born of sin find fulfillment and regeneration. Without the
existence of such a cleansing house, the Spiritual
atmosphere of the Earth would have been completely poisoned
'The skull-face of the Moon, glaring down with cratered eyes
at the world, is a perpetual memorial to the inexorable
consequences of human sin. It would be possible to point to
vast documentary sources for this belief that the Moon is
the cosmic centre of purgatory - it is indeed encapsulated
in very many symbols in Christian doctrine and symbolism. On
what may be the most obvious level, the very idea that
demons have horns is probably a throw-back to the idea of
the crescent of the Moon, their natural homeland: they are,
so to speak, branded with the C of the crescent.
'You were quite right, Mark …'
- much to our chagrin, he turned to us, making public
private conversations we had had with him - '... to link the Moon with demonic assault, and
with the dark realm of séances and atavistic clairvoyance.
The demonic beings love the dark. While it is true that the
séance rooms are kept dark to enable amateur conjurors to
perform without detection, it is also true that those
Spiritual beings who work evil through such séances love the
dark. They are lucifuges. Just as they cannot understand the
need for light, so they cannot understand human love.
'The ancients used darkness, not to contact the demons, but
to contact the Higher Beings. One reason why the so-called
air-shafts in the Great Pyramid are directed towards
specific stars is to allow these stellar influences to
pierce into the darkness where the initiations took place.
'The ancients built their stone circles to enable them to
use darkness for specific purposes. They knew that during an
eclipse, when the Moon is thrown into darkness, the effect
of the Moon is, to some extent, weakened.
At such times,
certain diabolical and evil influences which have been built
up in the aura of the Earth can escape. It is as though a
safety valve has been opened in the skies, pouring into the
cosmos down the dark tunnel of the Black Moon, which hangs
in the shadow of the Earth. This Black Moon - the Moon of
snake-infested Hecate in the ancient mythology - is quite
different from the Lighted Moon. In some of the ancient
centers this Black Moon was even given a different name.
'The Lighted Moon is, to some extent, Spiritually warmed by
the Sun. One has to be attuned to cosmic realities to feel
the difference between the Dark Moon and the full Moon. When
the Sun is eclipsed by the Dark Moon, then it is not unusual
for birds to drop from the skies in fear. Great wisdom is
shown in such fear. You must all try to experience an
eclipse - solar or lunar - to catch a feeling of this cosmic
reality. There is a frisson in the air, quite unlike
anything which can be felt under normal circumstances.
The primeval terror of the Moon among the ancients was not
entirely unrealistic: in those days, there was a different
consciousness which allowed men to perceive cosmic realities
that are now hidden from us. You will never understand why
the ancient stone circles were built if you do not
familiarize yourself with the Dark Moon.' [...]
In the meeting prior to his death,
our Master fulfilled his promise to speak about the secrets of
the Moon. Normally, he would wait for someone in our midst to
ask a question.
This time he began to speak without preamble.
'In the esoteric literature, you
will find many records indicating that the Moon was at one
time part of the Earth. It had to leave the Earth, in order
to allow life on Earth to continue its Spiritual development
'It is important that anyone on the Path should attempt to
form a clear picture of what this separation was like. Not
only was it of considerable evolutionary importance in the cosmogenesis of the Earth, but it is played, in miniature,
in many of our Spiritual activities. It is the archetypal
form of fission. Now, unfortunately, in modern times even
our imaginative faculties have been materialized, and it is
difficult for us to form a picture of what this Moon-loss
was really like. It is difficult for us to form clear images
of the fission which lies at the root of all Spiritual
activity. It is difficult for modern man and woman to
visualize things in purely Spiritual terms. This is because
the picture-making which lies at the basis of our
imaginative faculty longs for mythology, since mythology is
itself an agency of Spirituality.
'If you cannot imagine in this way at present, you must
perforce cling to materialistic images …' - he touched the
glass of water on the round table in front of him - '...
then imagine a glass of water clouded with a pigment. If the
glass is left to stand, the particles will settle to the
bottom in a thick dross, leaving the water above clear. This
is much nearer to the Spiritual reality of what happened
when the Moon left the Earth, taking with it certain forms
of dross materiality. [...]
'The schema which depicts the planets in extended space
pertains only to physical vision. You must understand this,
or there will be no way in which you can approach some of
the greater Mysteries of the cosmos. What appears to be on
the outside is more accurately described as being on the
inside: our Earthly vision is extremely limited, for, under
normal circumstances, we see outwards from the central Ego
to the cosmic periphery. However, this is not the cosmic
vision. We are so used to this limited vision that we are
not sufficiently tolerant to accept that there can be others
- including a vision from the periphery into the centre.
'In the case of the Moon, the matter is made more
complex by the fact that the physical matter of the Moon did
once form part of what we now call the Earth. Within the
context of the lunar sphere, the two centers did once
coincide. A tremendous effort of meditative power is
required to follow these connections, however, and the bald
statement I have made can result in misconceptions.'
'Why,' asked Philip, 'did the Moon have to separate from the
'It was a cosmic fission. The Moon represents the
harder mineralization of the Earth. In the body of the Moon
is the matter which, had it remained with the Earth, would
have weighed down human development too deeply. Man would
not have been able to bear the weight of those forces in his
own body. Just as we know from our own observations of
ourselves that we must slough off darkness to reach into the
light, so the planetary bodies must also involve themselves
in a similar fission. Even so, it is true that the weight of
the Moon, albeit removed by half a million miles, still
contorts the physical body of the Earth and its inhabitants
through what are usually called 'gravitational' effects.
'Now we must touch upon the connection between the Moon
and clairvoyance. We must do this because one of our members
has - wisely or unwisely - become involved with mediumistic
'It is important that we set out very
clearly the dangers inherent in opening the soul to such
activities. It is not for me to forbid such activity. I have
no power to forbid, and would relish no such power. Much as
I would wish to protect you, I cannot. The best I can do is
make the dangers clear to you. After that, your beliefs and
your conduct remain your own.'
He look around at our faces, as
though to indicate that he had arrived at the most important
point of the evening.
'And so now we must look at an
esoteric truth which touches on the very edge of what is
permissible. What I have to say will be greatly disturbing
for many people of modern times. It will disturb, because it
is generally taken for granted that clairvoyance, mediumship
and spiritualistic activity are somehow linked with
Spiritual development, and consequently of benefit to
mankind. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth. A vast
amount of our modern so-called “Spiritualist” literature
pertains to channeling and clairvoyance which is far from
beneficial for the development of mankind. Indeed, not to
mince words, I should tell you that it is distinctly
'I must now make a statement which will introduce you to a
concept which was, until comparatively recently, one of the
deepest secrets of the esoteric Schools: In some ways, the
Moon is the greatest problem of esoteric lore. The Moon is
not at all what it appears to be.
'At the end of the
last century an astounding revelation was made, as a result
of dissent among members of secret Schools. Information,
hitherto guarded jealously by the most enclosed of the inner
Orders, was made public. The secrets disclosed pertained to
a far deeper level of knowledge than has hitherto been made
exoteric by the Schools - even in this enlightened age.'
His trace of cynicism seemed to go
'Our purpose here is not to
document how so deep an esoteric idea was made public - or
even to assess whether it was wise for this idea to be
brought out into the open. All this has been dealt with in
the literature - and if any of you wish to follow this up, I
will give you a few titles later.
'In a nutshell, what was made public during this conflict in
the Schools was the truth that our Moon is a sort of
counterweight to another sphere,
which remains invisible to ordinary vision. This
counterweighted sphere is called in esoteric circles the
'We must be careful with these words, for, in spite of what
I have just said, this region is not itself a sphere, nor is
it a moon. Even to locate it behind the physical Moon is not
correct, for in the Spiritual realm spaces and distances are
different. The truth is that this Eighth Sphere does not
pertain to anything we are familiar with on the physical
plane, yet we must use words from our own vocabularies
whenever we wish to denote its existence. Were we to use a
word which fits most appropriately this Sphere, then we
should really call it a vacuum. Certainly, vacuum is a more
appropriate term than sphere, for the Eighth Sphere sucks
things into its own shadowy existence.
'This Sphere is lower in the scale of being than the Seventh
Sphere (which is the Earth). It acts as a sort of demonic
conduit to suck into its maws certain degenerate Spiritual
forms on the Earth. It is a shadow Sphere, controlled by
shadow beings. However, the fact that they are shadow beings
should not lead us to demote or underestimate their
capabilities and intelligence. In many respects they are
more intelligent than Man, for they are not limited by the
power of love, as is Mankind.
'The operation of this Eighth Sphere is complex. Its
denizens - those shadowy beings for whom it is home - wish
to people their Sphere with humanity, or (more accurately)
with human souls. Towards this end, it has erected what we
might call terminals on the Earth: these terminals are
soul-conduits, which will suck into the lower Sphere a
certain form of materialized Spiritual energy that is
engendered on the Earth plane. The most usual circumstances
where this materialization or engendering takes place is in
séances, and in other localities wherein human beings
attempt to meddle - against the cosmic law - with the lower Etheric
Philip was having difficulties with
this curious account of the lunar powers, and asked:
'Are you saying that
Spiritualist activity is itself victimized by the Eighth
'Yes, Philip. Certain Spiritualist activity is colored by
the erroneous belief that the realm of the dead is
accessible to the living. In truth, mediumistic activity
cannot penetrate through into the true realm of the dead: it
is therefore dealing only with shadows. In so doing, it is
creating fodder for the nourishment of the Eighth Sphere.
This sucking of certain forms of human soul-matter into the
Eighth Sphere is not, by any means, intended for the benefit
of humanity. The aim of the denizens of this world is to
enhance and populate a world which may truly be described as
the realm of the damned. The efforts of these denizens, or
demons, is contrary to the evolutionary development which
has been planned for the world. In truth, the human being
was not designed to become a shadow being, captive in a
demonic sphere: it was designed to become a god.
'It is less than one hundred years since this knowledge of
the Eighth Sphere was made public. At first there was an
outcry at this breach in initiate knowledge, but now we can
see that it has proved something of a blessing that the
demonic threat has been brought out into the open. In some
ways, it is easier to deal with a visible enemy. Those who
dabble in the supposed communications with the dead, and
with that spirit-land which they fondly imagine lies beyond
the veil, have not gone unwarned.
I will leave most of the above for the
reader to digest, and discuss only the so-called “Eighth Sphere.”
What is meant by the moon being a counterweight to the Eighth
Sphere? Evidently, the moon is but a physical reflection of
something tangible but not material, something beyond our realm of
Based on the clues given in The Zelator we must conclude that the
Eighth Sphere by definition encompasses all the nonphysical aspects
of the Matrix Control System, the service-to-self (STS) hierarchy
from top to bottom minus the physical levels of which we ourselves
The Eighth Sphere would therefore include:
the lower astral planes
where carnal and demonic thought-forms dwell
realms inhabited by
the parasitic etheric lattice
overlaying the earth comprising the very tendrils of the
second density soul-pool of which
the demiurgic black hole a creature positioned atop
the STS hierarchy and sucking into itself all energy gathered from
the “tiers” below
This interpretation of the Eighth Sphere should be self-evident for
those familiar with the works of Rudolf Steiner,
Robert Monroe, Dr William Baldwin, the
Cassiopaean Transcripts, and
my articles on the Matrix.
For instance, that
organic portals have something to do with the
moon is clear from the fact that they, being extensions of second
density energies occupying third density bodies, are essentially
two-and-a-half density beings, which relates to the
two-and-a-half-day pig. Pigs, by the way, are physically incapable
of looking up at the sky which, in addition to the fact that they
share many human characteristics and have genetics strongly suited
to house low vibrational frequencies, makes them ideal symbols for
the animal nature in man.
That the moon shares an archetypal basis
with organic portals is further evidenced by it being a second
density planet reflecting light rather than generating its own, just
as organic portals are not fully third density and merely reflect
back the soul image of others.
Studying the mythological and esoteric meaning of the moon is mere
entertainment if no practical understanding comes from it. One can
easily get absorbed in the arcane and lose sight of its application
in the real world. So I was fortunate to have observed the lunar
influence for myself before reading anything about it, and based on
these observations I developed some practical solutions.
This began with my early experiences as moderator of an alternative
discussion group on the internet. Having been a member of several
forums previously, I was aware of the various pitfalls and how
theoretically to avoid them. Putting theory into practice required
close observation, foresight, and a case-by-case system of
moderation. Over the months I was forced to deal with various
disruptors of varying degrees of cunning, each of which played key
roles in setting up and triggering a period of emotional turmoil.
After numerous months of this, it finally dawned on me that these
disruptive episodes followed a cyclical pattern, always one or two
incidents per month on the same set of days that would gradually
shift later in the month with each passing month. So it was nine
months of observation that made me realize there was order behind
the chaos. Furthermore, trouble wasn't limited to the forum; often
it occurred elsewhere such as in my personal life or with my family,
on other message boards, and with friends and their families - anyplace at all, but only during certain predictable days of the
That these key days shifted a little each month implied that perhaps
it has something to do with the moon phases, since full and new moon
dates do shift gradually from month to month thanks to our messed up
calendar system. So I took the nine months of records and checked
them against a moon calendar: sure enough, the disruptive incidents
happened consistently within two and a half days from new or full
But there was another pattern: early on the incidents generally took
place before the new or full moon, then they happened during, and in
later months they arose after. I found out that this latter pattern
involved moon perigee and apogee, times of the month when the moon
was closest or farthest away from the earth. Trouble days occurred
between the new/full and perigee/apogee dates. For instance, if new
moon was on the 23rd and perigee was on the 27th, then the
disruption would predictably take place around the 25th.
This much I had figured out by October 2004.
By constructing a calendar with days
shaded according to their proximity to lunar perigee or apogee and
new or full moon, I was able to test the theory over the next
several months. It was utterly disturbing to watch disruptions take
place on schedule month after month during the predicted days and
never outside of those days. And it wasn't just me seeing what I
wanted to see because when learning lessons of an emotionally
charged nature arise, there is no mistaking or ignoring them.
Additionally, I started with nine months of unbiased records in
which a pattern was clearly evident before I ever suspected the moon
might be involved; the data speaks for itself.
Putting this knowledge to practical use involved predicting and
preparing for disruptive days, understanding that during heavy lunar
influences things might not be as they seem, and remembering that
emotional buttons are far more sensitive during such days.
Moderating the forum became a game of nailing the timing, nature,
and plot of the upcoming disruption in order to head it off,
sometimes with success and sometimes without depending on how sneaky
the plot was and how well I could decipher the synchronistic omens
and symbolic warning dreams preceding these impending obstacles.
The process usually played out as follows: within a week or two
leading up to an incident I would be given dreams containing
symbolic clues about the themes and characters involved, then I
would reference the moon chart to get an idea of the timing, and
finally within a day I would receive numerous
informing me the event was close at hand. Lately I have begun
incorporating astrological aspects (planetary alignments) to gain
additional insight on the timing and theme.
While this system may seem delusional to the casual reader, it was
derived using a process of observation, hypothesis, testing, and
That this system has been applied
successfully in all areas of my life to reduce stress and redundant
obstacles, improved my skills as moderator and kept the forum
impervious to permanent disruption, and continues to correctly
predict when mechanical tendencies are amplified is proof to me of
its validity and practicality.
Influences and the Matrix Control System
Only then did I realize Gurdjieff was being completely literal when
he said we are food for the moon. Anyone who becomes aware of the
lunar influence will see how people all around sway to the lunar
influence like reeds to the breeze. Twice a month, the
Control System opens its maws and draws in a torrent of emotional
energy from all those susceptible to the lunar influence.
So what exactly is the relation between the Matrix and the moon?
The archetypal correspondences were
discussed earlier. As for the technical relation, I have concluded
that the gravitational interaction between earth, moon, and sun
causes cyclical variation in the separation between dimensions and
densities. Just before and after a new or full moon, the dimensional
veil is thinnest and hostile forces from other realms, including the
astral and hyperdimensional realms, have an easier time penetrating
into the physical plane.
The thinning of dimensional separation has two main consequences.
First, as mentioned it is easier for beings to cross realm
boundaries. Hostile entities require less energy to breech the realm
of their targets, or stated another way, metaphysical defenses
against physical and psychic violence tend to wane around such
times. But on a positive side the thinning also supports personal
expansion into new realms of being, thus the new moon is said to be
a good time for starting new projects and manifesting intent through
the principles of reality creation.
Second, because other realms become temporarily more accessible,
occult practices become more effective. Invocations, psychic
warfare, scrying and remote viewing are assisted during such times.
This most greatly assists those darker forces who rely upon remote
viewing of probable futures and psychic attacks to stalk and ambush
their prey. But once again on a positive side the intuitive
faculties are heightened and more technical forms of divination like
scrying gain accuracy.
Concerning strictly the negative aspects of
new and full moon
energies, there is a qualitative difference. New moon energies tend
toward implosion while full moon is characterized by energy of
the new moon tends to induce oversensitivity,
dissatisfaction, and depression
the full moon energies amplify
overreaction, violence, and outright lunacy
It is esoteric fact that the moon rules
over the imagination, and both during full moon and new moon windows
the imagination is particularly prone to being misapplied, meaning
misunderstandings, false suspicions, and unfounded worries increase.
But whereas the new moon exacerbates introspective turmoil, full
moon externalizes the trouble.
What accounts for the qualitative difference?
None other than the
particular alignment between earth, moon, and sun. During a full
moon, the earth is between sun and moon, meaning the latter two are
astrologically in opposition. Whereas the sun represents spirit, the
moon represents one's shadow self. When in opposition, the light of
spirit is misdirected by the mechanical pressures of the shadow
self, meaning energy is expressed but in an outwardly harmful way,
thus its association with overreaction and violence.
When new, the moon is between sun and
earth, energetically blocking or filtering the solar energies. The
shadow self stifles the light of spirit, thus the implosive quality
of this alignment and its association with oversensitivity and
To illustrate, in my experience certain vulnerable forum members
tend to get moody during the new moon and overreact to misperceived
criticism or get depressed and give their farewell, while during a
full moon people are more likely to lash out when the lunatics crawl
from the woodwork to provoke at the most sensitive times. This is
not a fast rule, just a general observation. How these energies
manifest elsewhere depends on the context, and the lunar influence
manifests through whatever means are at hand to extract the greatest
amount of emotional anguish.
Nevertheless, it would be incorrect to blame the moon exclusively as
the cause of troubles, as during more harmonious astrological
alignments it actually supports healthy mechanical functioning. When
the moon is trine or sextile to the sun, meaning in between new and
full and at least a day away from quarter moon, the lunar influence
sustains peaceful progress.
So one could equally say that four times
a month the moon supports tranquility.
The moon is by no means the only cyclical factor pulling our
strings. There are numerous other cycles from personal to national
to global and cosmic. Most of these have biological or astrological
origins. While the astrological ones are important to consider,
particularly certain planetary aspects, I consider the lunar
influence to be the strongest and most observable.
It is no secret that hyperdimensional attacks are directed at a
target's weakest spots at the weakest moments. That is simply a
matter of efficiency and logistics. Astrology is an important part
of determining this timing because the realm dynamics between
attacker and target are greatly influenced by celestial alignments.
Different alignments impress upon a
given location different spectra of vibrations which in turn
resonate corresponding elements within the souls of individuals in
the vicinity; the manner in which they vibrate pulls from reality a
corresponding set of experiences and learning lessons. Certain
vibrations correspond to learning lessons involving confrontation,
violence, and attack, and it is when these vibrations are strongest
for an individual that astral and hyperdimensional attackers find it
easiest to fulfill their role in his experiences.
A more thorough explanation can be found
While certain lunar alignments exacerbate certain mechanical
tendencies which in turn can create emotional turmoil, I have found
that the moon's primary function during such times is merely to open
a window between the darker realms and this world. Whether this
window of opportunity is actually utilized depends on the individual
in question and whether the attackers have the necessary interest
In other words, the turbulent
experiences that may arise during critical lunar days are not
necessarily deterministically created by the moon, rather the moon
opens a window during which intelligent forces can at their own
discretion and choice of timing initiate an episode of feeding or
The reason I say this is because through certain means already
described I can detect well in advance of a lunar influence period
what plans for sabotage are already in the works. There is an active
intelligence behind many of these episodes, evidenced for example by
the periodic abduction and posthypnotic programming of key
individuals who will take part in the next disturbance.
Or, in the days preceding a sabotage
attempt coinciding with a lunar window, one will experience
increased ear ringing and deja vu, respectively signifying
monitoring attempts and timeline editing by hyperdimensional forces.
There are a variety of reasons why some people seem to experience
the lunar influence more than others.
First, active targeting plays a large part in the worst of the
trouble, those who are not targeted will not experience much trouble
other than some crankiness between themselves and others.
Second, where the moon is placed in one's natal chart (what the
lunar configuration was at moment of birth) may play a role in how
strongly its mechanizing influence trespasses into one's emotional
and psychological states. Different people have different natal
charts and will thus be influenced to different degrees.
Third, although this is speculative, I suspect geographic latitude
factors into how strongly one falls within the earth-moon energy
conduit; because the moon orbits around the earth's equator with a
maximum eight degree deviation north or south, those nearer to the
equator will be more deeply caught up in the gravitational line of
tension between earth and moon while those in the higher latitudes
might experience the lunar influence more weakly.
And fourth, the lower one's soul frequency, the greater one's
mechanical tendencies, and the less esoterically developed one is,
the greater the lunar effect. It would take fission from the base
matters of the soul and fusion of the nobler qualities to gain
victory over the lunar influence within oneself, and great wisdom
and compassion to handle whatever disruptions may arise among
others. In fact, it is toward this end that the moon can actually
catalyze our progress by making us aware of our weaknesses.
If you want to test this theory for yourself,
see the moon
chart for 2008 (click image right) to see whether the shaded regions on the
chart correlate with any patterns in your own experience. Generally,
the shaded regions are merely windows for turmoil - there is no
guarantee each window will bring trouble, but in my case I have
found that when trouble does arise it does so exclusively in the
There have been some weaker disturbances
on quarter moon days (moon square sun) and during certain very
strongly discordant astrological aspects, but these are infrequent
and no where near as severe as what tends to arise around new or
full moons so I consider them insignificant. If you find the moon
chart has some validity, then you can use it to better prepare for
and perhaps head off potential obstacles.
It should merely assist in giving you a
heads up, to be used in conjunction with your own intuitive system
of “reading the weather”.
Without being aware of the lunar influence one falls too easily
under its soporific influence. One is likely to perceive the wrong
dynamics behind a situation, take things too personally and succumb
to depression or misplaced outrage, and fail to place one's energies
at the right place at the right time.
The types of lessons attracted during
lunar windows can be learned in easier ways through foresight; by
becoming aware of a problem before it happens, one learns the same
lessons that would otherwise come about through painful
experience… therefore awareness protects against involuntary
The ultimate goal of this knowledge is to increase awareness and
help one gain an upper hand over otherwise invisible and subliminal
influences. Applied awareness always has an inverse effect upon
negative influences; for instance, while lunar windows tend to
induce suffering by default, through awareness one can make use of
temporary dimensional fluidity to more effectively intend for and
manifest positive futures.
With awareness one can learn more
efficiently, have a smoother and more exciting path of progress
through life, avoid unproductive obstacles, and gain a measure of
liberation from the enslaving effect of ignorance.