Beyond the Soul’s Meridian May 17, 2021
We are told that we are the Children of God. This is not a platitude but a fact. The power to create, to heal, and to know spiritual Truth has been invested deep with the human soul. For most, these powers are latent capacities buried within the subconscious. This energy can be thought of as an intentional entity (spirit), which is obfuscated Higher Self that can be perceive as a function of mind-soul. The Greeks called it Epinoia (from “epi” meaning on top of or above and “nous” meaning intellect or mind) which was purposely placed within the soul of Adam so that he could think in communion with God through Higher mind. This function has both masculine and feminine aspects whose meaning is encompassed within the term Gnosis, which means “Knowledge of Self.” The Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil planted within the Garden of Eden are equated to the Epinoia.
Our scriptures convey to us that there was a great effort by those entities who were manipulating the original humans to suppress or hide this function of Gnosis within us. In the creational myths, there was an attempt to remove the Epinoia from Adam by cleaving His unified wholeness into two separate entities. This event marked the birth of Eve, who was separated from Adam’s heart by the usurping archons. What was separated from Adam became a projected manifestation of the divinity within Himself. Meaning that before the split, Adam was in union with his Higher Self who manifested to Him as his angelic consort in a complementary fashion.
Since this separation, humans have struggled through gender dynamics to come to understand what was taken away from us. Scripture tells us that through the presence of Sophia (Divine Feminine) a life-force was placed within the human soul (heart) which is the “Mother of All of the Living.” In Gnosis, this Life energy is known as Zoe. In canonical scripture, an element of this life-force is known as Eve, which has come to mean, the “Mother of All Things.”
The Divine Masculine is considered the Logos, which is synonymous with “Light of the Higher Mind.” This masculine Epinoia resides within the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. The Logos is Christed knowledge, meaning that it must come to us through intentional seeking. This Wisdom can only be conveyed to us through Masters of this knowledge, which is based upon the Law of Oneness. Furthermore, it can only be conveyed through Love which itself is Wisdom in unity to the spiritual powers placed within human soul.
For the demiurge and his archons, the separation of humanity was not enough to dethrone our God-given powers. Scripture tells us that hierarchical suppression of humanity’s full expression of consciousness was self-serving to the usurping dominions. From a higher perspective, this form of adversity instructs mankind through lessons of isolation and hardship driving an evolution to greater spiritual understanding. Esoteric science teaches that there was a time when humanity freely interacted with spiritual forces from a far more conscious level. The Austrian mystic Rudolf Steiner envisioned this as a “fire cloud” which functioned as a consciousness matrix where humans interacted with spiritual beings through an intrinsic dialog.
“For the fire cloud “man” is internally alive and organized. In comparison to what man became later, however, one must imagine him at this stage as in a state of soul slumber, and as only very dimly conscious. Everything which can be called intelligence, understanding, reason is lacking in this being.”
Early man existed in communion with these spiritual forces in a mutually dependent state. It is no coincidence that Yahweh is associated with cloud, pillar, and fire archetypes, which appear as the imprint of the archonic gods upon the human psyche. Perhaps even more interesting, is that this relationship is mutually dependent. As humanity struggled to seek higher Truth by ascension through dense physicality, higher evolved beings were seeking to know Truth through their descent into dense physicality.
“One can say that man was striving to ascend. He was to develop qualities in the fire mist which in a human sense were higher than those he had previously possessed. The other beings, however, were striving downward toward the material. They were on the way to bringing their creative powers to bear on increasingly dense material forms.”
At some point there was a fall from this mutual relationship, where consciousness became separated. In esoteric terms, this separation appears to be somewhere near the end of the Lemurian period. From a microcosmic level, Steiner equates this to the cleaving of wholeness within humans and the emergence of gender polarity. From a macrocosmic level, these events are entangled with the Moon’s separation from the Earth as he sees those spiritual entities that had a direct influence upon mankind through the matrix of the Fire Cloud as beings associated with Lunar forces.
There is much to be said about this relationship from different aspects of consciousness. Looking at it from as physical perspective, the Moon remains one of humanity’s greatest mysteries. Mystics have taught us at great length how the Moon hides her mysteries from the rest of the Universe as she acts as a mirror which reflects all that shines upon the surface, but rarely ever exposes that which is behind the reflection. In this way, Luna is considered an impenetrable fortress.
From a soul perspective, the separation of Earth and Moon heralded a point in human consciousness where the actions of the spiritual realm no longer interact directly with the human mind. Accordingly, this created a void where lesser evolved beings were able to penetrate. These beings are known as astral, fallen angels, ahrimanic, luciferic, asuric, etc., which have a direct bearing upon the development of intellect and egocentric thinking. In this relationship, there can be an interaction with them through intentional occult practices which originated from Atlantean times. There can also be breaches within our soul’s defenses from distortions in consciousness marked by emotional lability, depression, trauma, neglect, substance abuse, lusts, fear, or other various forms of destructive and transgressive behaviors.
These distortions in consciousness open a person to psychic attack and soul injury, which are wounds we carry within us throughout lifetimes. Invariably, these soul injuries manifest in the physical realm as illness. Keep in mind that this cycle of abuse and injury still falls within the realm of free will, meaning that in one way or another we have given consent for the experience. The point of these injuries and illnesses serves as teacher by remonstrating existence outside of the realm of spiritual communion. This can be viewed as what many have come to know as the “School of Hard Knocks.” The essential governing principal of this school is entangled within the Law of Karma which mandates that all lessons will be learned through reciprocal balance.
We appear to be at the culmination of this experience. School is not designed to last forever, and we are now in sight of a great commencement.
Luna and Lilith
Much of what remains hidden from us is sexual in nature. Whenever a movement emerges within our human culture that breaches into the mystery of our sexuality, it triggers a genocide. Today is no exception, as there is an attempt being executed on a global scale to enslave and or exterminate as many souls from this earth as possible. The machinations of Hierarchy intentionally target human sexuality and sexual oriented knowledge through mind control and distortions. It is astounding to consider the fact that it far easier to find deviant and illegal pornographic material through our media outlets, than it is to find truthful information regarding the origin and nature of virtually everything else that has a significant bearing upon a healthy and prosperous existence.
The realm of the Moon is a gateway to human reproduction. In a broader sense, it is a portal into unrecognized forces that are derived from our hidden and higher spiritual powers that are thoroughly enmeshed with the essence of our sexual dynamic. The lunar sphere is the driving force for creational thought through imaginative thinking which is entangled within our dreams and emotional expression.
Connection to the higher realms through our soul’s emotionality makes our earthbound humanity unique among the Galaxy. Misery accrued through lives lived within draconian boundaries attempting to control our limitless potentials for love has forged a range of emotional expression that is rarely if ever encounter in other forms of sentient life.
Mythology conveys to us that humanity has been suffering in fractured and stilted forms of love since the separation of the Moon and Fall of Mankind. From an esoteric perspective, the human being was cleaved into two specific genders as the Moon separated its sphere of consciousness from the Earth. This appears to have corresponded to a change in the density of physicality which had a direct effect upon the nature, manifestation, and fructification of the human body. This may be more than just metaphor, as all significant myth is based upon experienced reality that becomes self-evident when the Moon is considered from an empirical perspective.
Esoteric teaching considers the Moon to be an intentional sphere placed by the archons, and not a nascent satellite of Earth. Its near circular orbit and hollow nature make it very unlikely that it is a natural phenomenon. From a consciousness perspective, the Moon acts as a prison and impenetrable fortress where the darker astral elements of the soul reside. It could very well be considered Hades, which is a transient place where the soul journeys during dream states, birth, and death experiences.
There are many moon goddesses as it is associated with the emotional, intuitive, and heart-based elements of soul. These elements are children of the feminine Epinoia that scripture indicates was placed within us by Pristis (Faithful) Sophia. This feminine power is the Mother of All Things and in Her completeness a creational impulse and receptive principle that stems forth from the wholeness of Source. To confuse the matter, ego creates allegorical distortions from myth so that it can separate, classify, compare, and understand. This dichotomy was fixed by the archons creating a lower state of consciousness where soul was cleaved, the goddess was imprisoned, and ego was set to rule.
This led to further separation and degradation of humanity through the intentional engineering of Gaia by the Moon’s actions. Esoteric science observes this transition with the fall of Lemuria and the rise of Atlantis. The Atlantean era marked the individualization of the human soul where we moved from the collective and dependent to separate and individualized thought. Through the rise of ego, we lost our sense of connectiveness within fluid perceptions of time to the point where we now stand at the end of the Post-Atlantean Era in utter isolation and imprisonment within a matrix constructed through the distortions and bias of linear perception through sequences of dense material existence.
Over Ages, distortions in perception became the reality of ego which propagates throughout lifetimes as soul energies that we carry deep within. This becomes the summation of our transgressions created and ruled by a fractured self (manipulated and guided by dark astral forces) which manifests as the false ego, shadow, or doppelgänger. For all of us, this is the karma that we must come to face.
Fight or Flight is a key mechanism to survival, but when that is no longer an option, the last-ditch effort before death is through dissociation. When hopelessness combined with overwhelming trauma is inflicted upon the soul of a spiritually vulnerable person, the ego withdraws. This is especially true in children. In people who have gone through habitual and or ritualistic abuse there is a propensity to fracture the soul into multiple elements that are compartmentalized. In severe cases, an individual can manifest a myriad of personalities that have significant and provable differences in their physical nature which could include gender, allergies, vision, and hand dominance. Clinically, this manifests as Dissociative Identity Disorder (previously known as Multiple Personality Disorder). Since the fall of humanity, the human soul has been habitually abused in such an egregious fashion that it has in many instances dissociated from the light of ego’s consideration.
Mythology tells us that Adam’s first wife was not Eve, but a being known as Lilith. Lilith is the shadow of Eve who was not obedient to Adam and patriarchal rule. She refused to subject herself to Adam (sexually) eventually exiling herself to the wilderness, consorting with archons, fallen angles, and demon spirits. The depravity of this fall is not recorded in scripture but engraved upon every human heart as one of our deepest and most painful wounds. This was when libido was driven out of Zoe (Life Force or Tree of Life) by usurping Hierarchy which extinguished a Golden Age of existence.
The journey of Lilith represents dark creational forces manifesting through Ages of time since the Atlantean fall which in one way or another, consorts with the very agents that rule over human enslavement. Lilith is associated with the dark enchantress and embodied within Hecate, Circe, Persephone, and Kali. She is the most powerful aspect of the Life Force (libido) that the agents of darkness have harnessed and perpetually feast upon.
Although all these archetypal goddesses are important to consider, Lilith is essential for many reasons.
Firstly, Lilith is associated with the serpent in the Garden of Eden. There is some thought to suggest that she was the serpent. This connects her to Lucifer, a ruler of ego, Prince of Darkness, and Bearer of Light. The serpent is the manifestation of the Ouroboros, the tail swallowing dragon, which represents perpetual struggle through linear time. It also represents spiritual growth through adversity, which was a salutary (unwelcomed but effective) remedy dispensed to humanity after the Atlantean calamity that nearly annihilated the Earth.
Secondly, Lilith manifests through astrological aspects that influence the human psyche. Lilith exists in three forms. She is the asteroid Lilith, the Moon’s apogee marking Dark Moon Lilith, and as Black Moon Lilith. It is Black Moon Lilith which astrology tracts and is understood to be the summation of all three of these energies.
As illustrated above, Black Moon Lilith is a point is space which marks the second focal point of the Moon’s orbit around the Earth and the astral shadow. Although it is a mathematically derived point in space, there are some who claim to be able to see it from a supersensible perspective as a black void.
The lunar orbit is extraordinarily important in the soul’s development as it signifies time through draconian cycles. These cycles mark lunar or draconian months and years and are considered as the manifestation of the Ouroboros. The Moon’s North (Rahu) and South (Ketu) nodes are the head and tail of this great dragon (for further discussion see Beyond the Soul’s Meridian post January 10, 2010 The Challenges of 2020 as Catalyst for Human Transformation) and regarded as essential references to the ascension of the human soul. This relationship further connects Lilith to the draconian serpent of Eden which marked our exile into a denser reality ruled by egotistical thought and linear time.
Thirdly, Lilith was created from the actions of the Moon, or as Rudolf Steiner suggested, the separation of moon consciousness from earth. Outside of the Sun, the Moon has the greatest effect upon Gaia and the human psyche. As a celestial sphere, the Moon is considered a Luminary. The position of Black Moon Lilith is only 36,000 kilometers from earth, making her the closest celestial reference point. From an astrological perspective, it can be more difficult to sense the presence of extremely close celestial bodies, especially those near the Luminaries (Sun and Moon). This invokes the practice of hiding something in plain sight, yet once seen, there is no way that one can no longer sense it.
From an astrological perspective, the energies of Black Moon Lilith have been prevalent during this world’s massive shift in consciousness. Over the Ages, Lilith has traversed the spectrum of human suffering in stages. At the initial point of separation, Lilith is unbridled libido that manifests as dark feminine power without redemption of the spiritual realm. She exists as the archetypes of raw, cunning, animalistic, dark, and sinister energy. Yet, experience through linear time has forged a new archetype, one that has transcended what came before it. From a psychological and astrological perspective, this transfiguration can be observed in three stages.
Stage 1 is represented by the asteroid Lilith symbolized as a raised hand or fist. The meaning is non-consent to subjugation, anger, rage (especially rage to patriarchal suppression), unbridled animalistic expression, damaged libido related to sexual trauma, sexual deviancy, selfishness to our own detriment, weaponization of sexuality through egocentric constructs, unrestrained life within the illusionary world of Hierarchy.
Stage 2 is represented by Dark Moon Lilith symbolized as a circle with a dash across it. This is Lilith’s place of exile in isolation and pain. The darkness where we process and synthesize the pain of our karmic transgressions, precipitating the connection to our deepest wounds and psychic traumas through our over-indulgences and consorts with astral forces, attempts of retaliation, and retribution through the forces of dark magic driven by disordered thoughts of lust, fury, and revenge.
Stage 3 is represented by Black Moon Lilith symbolized as a waning Moon upon the cross of the four elements. This is an elusive mathematical position in the proximal heavens, which for many is now coming into view. Black Moon Lilith represents the summation of all three points as the energy can serve the soul in ascension as an engine for positive change.
As so elegantly phrased by the astrologer Lee Coleman:
“Black Moon Lilith is often described as being ‘cutting,’ or having the same laser-like eyes of Ereshkigal, the mighty Goddess of the Underworld who splits men asunder with a knowing glance. Negotiating transits and happenings with Black Moon Lilith can at first be counter-intuitive: as she uses her cutting motions to detach us from what no longer serves us, our attachment response might kick in, wishing to hold on just a little bit longer. It can often feel like we are being pulled away from the things we want when in fact we are being sliced free from stagnancy and pushed towards growth. In the masculine, linear world of the West, this may feel especially problematic if we have been cultured to imagine life as a grand escalator which continually moves up, never stopping, never changing course. Integrating successfully with one’s Black Moon Lilith may require giving way to a lunar mindset, which gracefully allows for an unfolding cycle of life, death, and rebirth.” http://straightwoo.com/2018/03/21/lilith-bewitched-bothered-bewildered/
Black Moon Lilith represents sexuality in motion. It is the primal animalistic component of the human soul that is becoming aware of its spiritual origins. It is Lilith reuniting with Zoe in the Tree of life. This is the power of the soul in transcendence, stripping away all psychic and astral specters that have perpetual imprisoned the driving force of our independence in union with God. It is through sacred marriage of anima to Logos where we find liberation from the perpetual suffering inflicted upon the human soul within the past dark Ages of control and limitation.
What we must discover is that liberation manifests through a balanced state of sexual union. In this state of knowing, healing occurs through reciprocal channeling of orgasmic energy exchange (see Beyond the Soul’s Meridian September 4, 2019 post Sex, Sacred Union, and the Ascension of Human Consciousness). In this ascended state of being, Lilith is once again part of the higher mind of Epinoia, and fully integrated back into the human soul-consciousness as an essential element of creative power.
Astrology of May 26, 2021
At the end of May 2021, many will witness a full lunar eclipse. This will give us an opportunity to peer deep into Luna’s fortress and the darkest and most hidden aspects of soul. In this alignment, Sun is in direct opposition to Moon and at that exact moment, Jupiter will be in Pisces squaring both Luminaries. The Moon is in a comfortable position in Sagittarius which can be a spiritual, artistic, and philosophical aspect. It is also a fire sign and can trigger action to cause.
Jupiter in Pisces squaring the Moon allows for deeper soul introspect and the calming of emotional chaos. In this Blood Moon, all is not as it seems as the traumatic karma that shapes our past will be exposed and recognized as betrayal. This will force many of us to move away from the old systems of patriarchal control.
Mars in Cancer will be opposition to Pluto in Capricorn. This alignment can open a portal of perception regarding the cruel edge harbored within the souls of many. It can also reveal insight to the source of this darkness. We will be forced to deal with our own ruthlessness a learn how to respond to it in others as self-confidence will develop through self-control.
Lilith is trine Pluto which enhances capacity to expose and configure all that is hidden within ego while cutting away that which does not serve us in the new time evolving. Lilith is sextile Mars which is debilitated in Cancer. This forces the soul to search for action that is congruent with our emotional state and intelligence. Those with a greater sense of insight can harness this alignment for significant transformation, while those lacking in these skills will be mired in doubt, indecision, and deception as the old power structures crumble.
Lilith forms a cradle with Pallas (maiden) Athena. Meaning, that Athena is mirroring Lilith’s aspects to Pluto (sextile) and Mars (trine) further enhancing these energies with courage and insight. Athena is also conjunct Neptune which diffuses lower vibrational energy while transfiguring it into a higher octave. With Mar positioned in this alignment, we may sense the drive for social justice, fighting for worthy causes, and winning battles through acts of kindness. Many are already sensing this impulse, which is the only viable way through this spiritual battlefield.
Pallas Athena conjunct Neptune in Pisces signifies a time where human culture is faced with a great decision as this alignment relates to an archetypal myth. In the legend, the city of Athens was contemplating direction and purpose. Their half man half serpent king, Cecrops, appealed to the gods for direction. Both Athena and Neptune were interested in becoming the spiritual patron of the city. Neptune made a gift of a spring that gushed forth salt water. Athena produced an olive tree. The saltwater spring represented naval power. The olive tree represented an alignment for peace. In times of great decision, we are always given viable choices. Cecrops and his people chose Athena’s gift of the olive tree abolishing all blood sacrifices. We appear to be at that same choice point.
Venus conjunct Mercury in Gemini represents the Hieros Gamos of the Logos and Sophia energies. In mythology, this union was forbidden as Mercury was the secret lover of Venus. Mercury rules Gemini making him well-positioned in this aspect. Mercury trine Jupiter imparts tolerance along with spiritual and philosophical wisdom. Venus trine Saturn suggests that this union is a long-term commitment based upon a strong foundation of faithfulness. Venus square Neptune is forcing Venus into a higher perception. It suggests that we are coming to the end of a timeline where all the life force and usefulness has been extracted. Venus is seeking a new and indelible relationship with Mercury, who is (as the first planet from the Sun) the Son of the Sun (Logos, Christos).
If you have not realized it yet, we are living in the End-Times of Revelation. The beginning of a New Age was marked at this year’s March 20th Spring Equinox. We are all being forced to confront the deepest and most painful wounds embedded within our soul. Lilith is connected to this primordial injury and regardless of gender, we all are victims of this dissociative trauma.
Without the embodiment of libido, we are not fully human, and therefore not fully sovereign. Through Ages of violent distortion, Lilith has been driven deep within the ego’s shadow which must be synthesized back into self.
Integration occurs when we no longer attempt to rule through the patriarchal matrix that ego and Hierarchy have constructed to imprison psyche since the fall of humanity. This was an extraordinarily painful event which caused the dissociation of spiritual consciousness from human thought and the fracturing of the human soul. Whether or not this happened metaphysically or physical, it does not detract from the fact that we all bear this injury which allowed shadow to manifest within the darkness of an intentional spiritless void ruled by ego and fallen entities. By all accounts, this was an unavoidable journey that we were compelled to take.
Our path to healing is related to balance, which can only be achieved through the process of facing and accepting the summation of our limitations, transgressions, and disappointments accrued through egotistical distortions as we all misidentify our shadow as the ruler of self.
Healing will occur through integration which simply involves letting go of control and forgiving yourself and others. This experience will be heralded by the commanding voice of the transfigured goddess.
Within the darkest recess of the soul hides its most precious and valuable secrets. Much is destined to be stripped away until we come to the essence of who we truly are.
Let us hope that those who are awakening find their way to their true love and life force.
May it be so,
The Apocryphon of John, http://gnosis.org/naghamm/apocjn.html
“And I said to the savior, “What is the forgetfulness?” And he said “It is not the way Moses wrote (and) you heard. For he said in his first book, ‘He put him to sleep’ (Gn 2:21), but (it was) in his perception. For also he said through the prophet, ‘I will make their hearts heavy, that they may not pay attention and may not see’ (Is 6:10).
“Then the Epinoia of the light hid herself in him (Adam). And the chief archon wanted to bring her out of his rib. But the Epinoia of the light cannot be grasped. Although darkness pursued her, it did not catch her. And he brought a part of his power out of him. And he made another creature, in the form of a woman, according to the likeness of the Epinoia which had appeared to him. And he brought the part which he had taken from the power of the man into the female creature, and not as Moses said, ‘his rib-bone.’
“And he (Adam) saw the woman beside him. And in that moment the luminous Epinoia appeared, and she lifted the veil which lay over his mind. And he became sober from the drunkenness of darkness. And he recognized his counter-image, and he said, ‘This is indeed bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh.’ Therefore the man will leave his father and his mother, and he will cleave to his wife, and they will both be one flesh. For they will send him his consort, and he will leave his father and his mother … (3 lines unreadable)
“And our sister Sophia (is) she who came down in innocence in order to rectify her deficiency. Therefore she was called Life, which is the mother of the living, by the foreknowledge of the sovereignty of heaven. And through her they have tasted the perfect Knowledge. I appeared in the form of an eagle on the tree of knowledge, which is the Epinoia from the foreknowledge of the pure light, that I might teach them and awaken them out of the depth of sleep. For they were both in a fallen state, and they recognized their nakedness. The Epinoia appeared to them as a light; she awakened their thinking.”
Rudolf Steiner, Cosmic Memory, Chapter X, Extrusion of the Moon https://wn.rsarchive.org/Books/GA011/English/HR1981/GA011_c10.html
“One can say that man was striving to ascend. He was to develop qualities in the fire mist which in a human sense were higher than those he had previously possessed. The other beings, however, were striving downward toward the material They were on the way to bringing their creative powers to bear on increasingly dense material forms. This does not represent a degradation for them in the broader sense of the term. One must be quite clear on this point. It requires a higher power and capacity to direct denser forms of substantiality than to control those less dense. In earlier periods of their development, these higher beings too had had a limited power like that of man today. Like present-day man, they once had power only over what took place “within them.” At that time, coarse, external matter did not obey them. Now they were striving toward a condition in which they were to direct outer events magically. Thus they were ahead of man in the period described. Man strove upward in order that he might first embody the understanding in more refined matter, so that later it could act toward the external; they had already incorporated the understanding into themselves at an earlier period, and now received magic power in order to articulate the understanding into the world around them. Man was moving upward through the stage of the fire mist; they were penetrating downward through the same stage, toward an extension of their power.”
Rudolf Steiner, Humanity Before the Division of Sex, https://wn.rsarchive.org/Books/GA011/English/TPS1911/GA011_c06.html
“When we study the Âkâshic Records we see that, at a period in the far past, human forms appear soft, plastic, and quite unlike those of later times. They still retain in equal measure the nature of man and woman. As time passes and matter densifies, the human body appears in two forms, one of which resembles the man’s later form, the other the woman’s. Before the appearance of these differentiated forms, every human being could of itself bring forth another. The fructification was no outer process, but one which took place within the human body itself. When the body took on a male or a female form, it lost the possibility of self-fructification. Co-operation with another body was necessary in order to produce a new human being….
We see that the higher inner man has nothing to do with male and female. Nevertheless the inner uniformity comes from a male soul in a woman and in like manner from a female soul in a man. The union with the mind brings uniformity at last; but the fact that before the appearance of this uniformity there exists difference, this fact contains a mystery of human nature. The knowledge of this mystery is of great importance to all occult science, for it is the key to weighty problems of life. For the present it is forbidden to raise further the veil that covers this mystery.”
Position of Black Moon Lilith