Lewis Caroll
Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.

I’ve been thinking a lot about the death of consciousness recently, and what that means. For me it means the way people are developing such a taste for fiction, and a distaste for truth.

Actually, it’s further evidence for the accuracy of Valentinian Theology.

Here is a really great poem which illustrates my point.

Dylan Thomas - Do not go gentle into that good night

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Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Everyone wants to live an authentic life.

It frustrates me when I can’t live out truth and lay down provenience for others without being persecuted. What I mean by ‘providence for others’ is evidence of the truth of a prior state.

The assault against freedom of speech and the silencing of personal truth is an attack against the light of consciousness; When scaled up, this mindset is an existential threat to humanity.

I have been learning about gnosticism recently, and the concepts of hylics and archons, I like to use.

If you can see Jesus in people then you can also see an archon working through people! That’s the universe detecting an anomaly (yourself) and like an immune response trying to constrain it.

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archon
    [#gnosticism]

    The builders of the physical universe.
    A celestial being subordinate to the
    demiurge.

    Among the Archontics, Ophites, Sethians
    and in the writings of Nag Hammadi
    library, the archons are rulers, each
    related to one of seven planets; they
    prevent souls from leaving the material
    realm.

    The political connotation of their name
    reflects rejection of the governmental
    system, as flawed without chance of true
    salvation.

    Archons are tasked with
    deceiving and imprisoning souls in a
    perpetual cycle of reincarnation upon
    Earth which they consider a jailhouse.

A hylic, on the other hand is a person living in near total darkness (ignoring the light of consciousness) since they are so constrained by the material world and material things.

John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, β€œI am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Persecuting people with imagination

I believe God powers people’s imaginations. The feeling of hope, after all, is usually preceded by imagining a bright future. Faith is a bit like hope but one thing it surely lacks is strong material evidence - even imaginary; However, faith when coupled with gnosis has evidence; Now it’s just being faithful.