What Is A Mystery School?
A mystery school researches reality, as in the observational and experimental study of spiritual and material experience upon consciousness. (Another way of saying everything we can know and experience. Some People are and would be afraid of these ideas that dare to explore the nature of god, or to unseat the power of the throne and governments. Indeed knowledge can be used for good and bad, or for wars and empires.)
Following the ancient Babylonian threads into later civilizations, much was revealed. Interestingly, Egypt called itself Khem, meaning Black or Darkness -“The Black Land” or Land of Darkness- Khem also distinguished the kingdom into Lower and Upper Khem which included most of Eastern Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Knowledge of Math/geometry, herbs, substances (Khemicals/chemicals), surgery, healing, foods, observation/cataloging, contemplation (meditation), were some of the disciplines practiced in Khem.
In some regions the wise or priest were called Magi.
Is it difficult to consider, how then knowledge from “the Black Land” was feared as black-magic, or how later researchers and practitioners in Europe as alchemists or hermeticists became feared and secretive for studying the ancient teachings from Khem?
Khemists, hermeticists, and alchemists, were later hidden or classified forbidden knowledge and practices; yet contemporary chemists’ and astronomers’ knowledge descended from the ancient Khem.
Many stories circulate that during the Middle Ages some practitioners were hunted down for various reasons, such as spreading information and knowledge to others, potential rivals, and even the masses (peasants).
Oh, before I forget! I note the seldom cited fact that some mystery schools and secret societies were responsible for weeding out imposters, impersonators, the poorly skilled, and those incapable of, or unwilling to master the disciplines. I note one documented example of the Oculists secret society that practiced eye surgery and may be responsible for contemporary Ophthalmology.
The Oculists used encrypted secret coded text to protect their secrets.
Thus, we note the mystery schools, the Occult, and secret societies (hidden knowledge and practices) has a vast lineage of ancient dramatic mystery stories with technological advances, spies, espionage, and murder.
In the ancient world mystery schools were extremely influential; perhaps they still are today both as disinformers and informers, or as good and bad scientists… (NASA and the Smithsonian Institute are two institutions singled out for hiding information and knowledge from the public, but there are many other institutions repressing knowledge and technology).
Among the famous ancients who were in mystery schools we can include:
Leonardo Da Vinci, Copernicus, Galileo, Pythagoras, Plato, Plotinus, and many more; most of those researchers’ writings are considered the foundation for modern science disciplines of medicinal, chemical, and physical academia.
Statism, as institutional governance and domination, continues today the efforts to control information, knowledge and the ignorant masses, aka “citizens”.
Math, Geometry, Physics, and Poetry?
A few lines from: The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by Richard Le Gallienne
I am deeply intrigued with Omar, or as some have translated his name as Umar; who was said to be born May 18, 1048, Ghiyāth al-Dīn Abū al-Fatḥ ʿUmar ibn Ibrāhīm al-Nīsābūrī al-Khayyāmī in ancient Iran region.
This “Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet,” renowned in his own country and time for his “scientific” achievements but chiefly known to English-speaking readers through the translation of a collection of his robāʿīyāt (“quatrains”) in The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.
During that ancient era astronomy did not exist – there was Astrology, and neither existed science for there was Natural Philosophy. Astronomy and science were later institutions after the death of skillful researchers such as Omar Khayyam. We should note the important distinctions when speaking about the ancient researchers, they were Astrologers, not astronomers; they were Philosophers – not scientists, and that was great for them!
Calling a skilled researcher and disciplined observer a scientist is not a compliment.
The reader should ask the question are there mystery schools today that continued the Khemet disciplines or the ancient research of Astrology and Natural Philosophy?
If some secret societies exist, may some of them have hidden knowledge and technologies that advance beyond what is available to the public?
I dare say truth contradicts modern science, and engineering is the real celebration of modern times as opposed to science. Often, applied research of the technicians, craftsmen, machinist must correct with real world application, the faults of the theorists. Another observation reveals many technological advances and inventions where not science, but rather accidents and trial and error determination. Yet despite that fact, most often science is erroneously credited with inventions. I am surprised that science doesn’t claim they invent chairs and shoes too.
Oh, wait they do!
I have heard science worshipers claim “Nicola Tesla was only a inventor and was not a scientist!” Perhaps that demeaning characterization of Tesla was partially due to his many criticisms of modern science abandoning the natural philosophy discipline for Ad hoc nonsense theories?
I am reminded that the “famous scientist” Einstein invented a refrigerator that functioned so poorly to be unusable.
Remember that the ancients had the wholistic (holistic) approach to cosmology that all is connected, in what would be erroneously termed an interdisciplinary approach by academics today. That view is erroneous because the ancients researched consciousness, and spirituality as the natural reality that manifests the material phenomena we most commonly interact with. Thus being as fluent in as many phenomena as possible to better comprehend the interaction of all things as a connected whole conscious soul.
However, the academics of today dismiss spirituality, meditation, and mindfulness/consciousness in a mechanistic, material matter model of reality, then science specializes into separate fields of study, and to further hinder themselves, they consider reality a cosmological random accident!
Fortunately, some of their science associates differ, and are labelled “Creationists”, or “pseudoscience”.
Be not confused, for Creationists are not in a related discipline to the Natural Philosopher or the Hermeticist.
The Creationists may not share a holistic cosmological model, rather they merely share the notion that reality is not a random accident.
Yet, when one begin to consider the universe has elements by design then a rabbit hole of investigative research opens up for those willing to look.
Indeed, the trend of doubting the current “science” standard cosmological model has risen to such a high pitch that “crisis in science” and the calls for a “new science” are popular topics.
The most recent controversy in the sciences that I am aware of was discussed at CERN’s large hadron collider in Geneva:
Indian theoretical physicist Amit Goswami, who, fed up bluntly proposes that consciousness – that’s right, immaterial, incorporeal, metaphysical consciousness, Mind itself, as it were – is the underlying bedrock of physics, and not a bunch of particles… (to paraphrase PhD. Joseph P. Farrell discussing this crisis in science)
“We Honestly Have No F*ck*ng Idea What We’re Doing”, Admits Leading Quantum Physicist Dr. Amit Goswami –waterfordwhispersnews.com
As a child I experienced the presence of the departed spirits of my mother and then years later of her mother – my grandmother. Those first hand experiences influenced me to take seriously the accounts of astral projection, and extrasensory perception (ESP), beyond the ordinary five senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch; even beyond great distances and time.
A few years ago (months prior to the 11 March 2011 Japan Tsunami/Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster), I had the dream-state premonition of a Asian Tsunami with massive destructive floods. After I woke I shared my vivid dream with my wife. We were amazed months later when we learned of the Fukushima disaster.
Since the Fukushima event I have been repeatingly distracted with the concept of waters above and waters below. This repeating thought and musings obviously led me to the Genesis scriptures:
“And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so. And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.” (Genesis 1:6-8 KJV)
And the esoteric texts such as:
Philalethes in his Introitus Apertus 1667, chapter sixth “On the Air of the Sages” states there are waters above the firmament which we are unable to see while the waters under the firmament are visible to us mortals. Then he goes on mentioning those which, though hidden within matter, nevertheless have a real existence.
The art above could be interpreted as Astronauts deploying a satellite similar in looks to the Soviet’s Sputnik…
When I see wings in ancient artifacts I always consider engineered flight transportation, and the word heaven is synonymous to sky or “outer space”. Realize that this same symbolism is used today, and examples are plenty in aviation with wings, and birds symbolizing engineered flight or aircraft.
Aviators work hard to earn their “wings“. One can sail the liquid seas or sail the aery winds.
I also note that air (atmosphere) is water (H2O) in gaseous (water vapor) form. Some people do not consider that fact, even though heavenly clouds rain down upon them…
In conclusion, I wish to share the consideration that we can not rely on institutions for governance, spirituality, solutions, UFO disclosure and knowledge; rather we must rely on ourselves to develop our Spirit, to discover and implement knowledge, remedies, and solutions.
The Forbidden Universe uncovers a story that has been suppressed for centuries:
that an ancient magical tradition holds the key to the true origins of science.
Lynn Picknett and Clive Prince…