Self-Improvement and Interesting Knowledge

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This is my response to a question that someone asked. I found the question so interesting that I decided to post it as a new article. It’s not my hope to offend any religiously minded people, as I do not question the validity of such beliefs. Rather, it is my hope to provide an inner alchemist’s perspective on the ever-developing expanse within us, and how we try to come to terms with it.

The question is as follows:

Hi John
Thanks for posting this article and the link:

I think it perfectly mirrors your own ambition to tell your readers not to take anything (especially words and their interpretation) for granted. However, I have a question about the micro and macro that is also covered in this video: I currently feel that the simulation theory deserves a lot of credit as it gives potential explanations for otherwise rather mysterious theories (what is often referred to as “science” without giving actual proof). What is your opinion on the simulation theory? As I am reading your book about OBEs currently, I was wondering if by having one we might exit this sim and enter a parallel one instead. And the Archon for example might be the adversary (role) player that makes our experience in this simulation (and others) challenging and worthwhile so we can grow spiritually. In other words, the collective reality is given for our individual (alchemical) transformation to take place – which leads back to “there is nothing to change but self”. I would love to hear your opinion about this?

My response:

I find the simulation theory to be a very interesting way for modern people to try to grasp the incredible magnitude of what I refer to as the dark sea.

I have found that every human age has a certain way of classifying and judging the beliefs of its time. What I mean is that every age has its own version of theology, its own religious framework. By religious framework, I mean the way a certain society within a particular window of time is able to truly come to terms with and explore realities and experiences that are at the fringe of personal belief as individuals and as a society.

To the individuals of that time, those terms and the way they map out reality need to be credible. Accepted beliefs are incredibly important here.

For people to believe something is real, those things need to be explained using terms and theories that are in complete alignment with the current facts of the time, and each window in time accepts only certain things to be facts.

Due to the “fact” that the outer senses can only perceive time as a linear event, the beliefs (that is, the facts) of a certain historic period seem to be cutting edge, meaning that everything that preceded this particular time (the past) is inferior, and what is in the future is better, more right, more evolved. What I’m trying to say here is that simulation theory is not a new concept; it is just the newest way to conceptualize (and for some, to utterly believe in) the newest fact framework of the time. For some, this new theory is an interesting way to conceptualize greater possibilities, but in time (for some, already), the simulation theory is already fact. We may be witnessing the birth of a new religion using the current “all is science” framework.

In the past, other windows in time had different words for simulation theory, and there were certainly slight alterations in those general theories as proposed by those people at that time. For example, we could say that the Christian doctrine is one such theory that became utter fact for a time. Interestingly, even though it is for the most part overlooked in this modern time, that old theology had its own kind of science that was quite valid and quite useful to the people of the time. And if we were to take measure for measure, as to which is more helpful to people, there were actually great benefits to that old science, just like there are benefits to this new one. And while that old science did not function in a generally technological kind of way like this new science that now posits simulation theory, that old science functioned through more internal methods that were quite valid and useful to people in medieval Europe, for example.

Certainly, from the modern perspective, being that we humans perceive time as a linear event, and being that psychologically such a framework of perception makes it seem like the past is inferior while the future is cutting edge, that past version of simulation theory seems wrong and can never answer the questions of a modern belief framework.

So, modern simulation theory is the current theology; it is an attempt, a scientific attempt, at tackling the nature of the psyche, or what the Christian framework might have called the soul.

With all that in mind, I find the modern simulation theory incredibly interesting. And being a modern person myself, I am greatly interested in the new technological versions of a systematic theology.

If anything, perhaps this new theology will allow others, perhaps through the use of virtual reality, let us say, instead of “Ignatian meditation”, to explore such profound revelations for themselves in a different way.

Interestingly, you are studying a book on a very old way (astral projection) of exploring the incredibly mind-bending properties of our shared reality. The problem comes, of course, when theory turns into fact in the minds of the practitioners, and certain interpretations of deep experiences while exploring that outer edge of the dark sea are taken to be unassailable fact. That is when theory becomes theology.

And if you doubt the power of the mass of humanity to turn science into theology, then all you have to do is look at these past few years to see just how certain health practices were initiated worldwide.

The simulation is an incredibly interesting theory that is actually as old as time, and I encourage you to try to see the connection between this current idea of a simulation and past ideas and traditions. You may, for example, be interested in the connection between modern ideas of an adversarial character in a Sim and the accuser or the adversary in old Hebrew.

But whatever you do, it is my hope that you begin to trust your inner knowing as opposed to outer dogma, whether that is the modern science of the times or a past one. What do I mean by this? Well, I hope that in the future you might ‘see’ that there is no difference between science trying to prove simulation theory and Thomas Aquinas trying to prove whether an angel moving from A to B passes through the points in between.

Alchemy is a term that encompasses a variety of practices and beliefs that aim to transform matter, energy, and consciousness. Alchemy has been practiced in various forms and cultures throughout history, from ancient Egypt and China to medieval Europe and the Islamic world. Alchemy is often associated with the quest for the philosopher’s stone, a mythical substance that can turn base metals into gold and grant immortality. However, alchemy is much more than that. It is also a spiritual discipline that seeks to purify the soul and achieve union with the divine.

One of the main principles of alchemy is the correspondence between the macrocosm (the universe) and the microcosm (the human being). Alchemists believe that everything in nature is composed of four elements: fire, water, air, and earth. These elements are also present in the human body and psyche, and can be manipulated by alchemical processes. Alchemists use symbols, diagrams, formulas, and experiments to represent and perform these processes, which involve three stages: nigredo (blackening), albedo (whitening), and rubedo (reddening). These stages correspond to the phases of death, rebirth, and perfection.

Another principle of alchemy is the concept of transmutation, which means changing the nature or quality of something. Alchemists seek to transmute not only metals, but also themselves. They believe that by refining their physical and mental substances, they can attain a higher state of being. Alchemists also aspire to transmute the world around them, by creating medicines, elixirs, and other wonders. Alchemy is thus a holistic art that encompasses science, philosophy, religion, and magic.

 

Alchemy is not a static or monolithic tradition. It has evolved and diversified over time and across cultures. Different alchemists have different goals, methods, and views on the nature of reality. Some alchemists are more interested in practical applications, while others are more focused on spiritual enlightenment. Some alchemists are secretive and esoteric, while others are open and public. Some alchemists are influenced by other disciplines, such as astrology, numerology, kabbalah, or hermeticism. Alchemy is therefore a rich and complex field of study that offers many insights into the human condition and the mysteries of existence.

But in every tradition, especially one as widespread as alchemy, there will always be differing opinions and practices. Some of these deviations in practice can be small while others can be huge, especially as these deviations in basic practice and assumption continue over time. One such subset within the practice of alchemy are practitioners that have become known as puffers by more traditional practitioners. The great importance of puffers within the tradition of alchemy and in the history of humanity cannot be overestimated.

 

What are puffers in alchemy?

 

Puffers is a term used to describe alchemists who are only interested in the material aspect of alchemy, namely the purely material and mechanical transmutation of base metals into gold and silver. They neglect the spiritual or philosophical dimension of alchemy, which aims at the purification of the soul and the attainment of wisdom. Puffers are so called because they use bellows and forges to heat up their substances, hoping to produce a physical version of the elusive philosopher’s stone.

 

Puffers are often considered pseudo-alchemists, impostors, or charlatans by the true adepts of alchemy, who regard them as sometimes ignorant, sometimes greedy, and often misguided. Puffers usually lack the proper knowledge, training, and initiation into the true secrets of alchemy, and rely on false or incomplete books and recipes. They also tend to waste their time and resources on futile experiments that often cause inconclusive results or accidents.

 

Puffers have existed throughout the history of alchemy, from ancient times to the Renaissance and beyond. Secretly and openly on occasion, they have been ridiculed, mocked, and criticized by many practitioners of alchemy. But no matter how well-known the folly of puffers is to more holistic alchemical practitioners, it is the puffers that in the end attained a kind of immortality being that it was their practices that eventually gave rise to the rational and extremely materialistic science of this modern era.

Perhaps it was because true alchemy has always been very secretive; perhaps it is their own insistence on secrecy, symbolism, and a form of elitism. Whatever the case, true alchemy has become completely forgotten by the mainstream world and true inner alchemists now exist in the handful. The only alchemy that people really know about now, is the kind of alchemy that puffers engage in with their bellows and cauldrons, their completely physical potions, and their insistence on believing that the only thing that is responsible for transmutation, is physical, mechanics, and chemical manipulation.

 

Even though the folly of the Puffer’s has been around for a very long time, it was not until the Renaissance that this subset of alchemy made a mark in society. The puffer’s alchemy can quite rightly be said to be responsible for helping to change the course of our human history.

Contrary to popular notions, we are still evolving as a species and this evolution is usually felt most potently on a consciousness level, meaning that our consciousness is changing, and the nature of this change has greatly altered our reality when this change happens.

Most imagine that this change is slow and steady, like supposedly all evolution happens, slow and steady over thousands or perhaps millions of years. But the reality is that transmutation is often quite quick and sudden, and it happens due to external forces that are invisible to the modern material world.

 

Alchemy existed as a holistic practice since before recorded history. During that time there have been many changes to these practices as different human cognitive structures have come and gone. Most of what was, the great and powerful houses and dark kingdoms of magic, have disappeared with very few offshoots still existing for the most part in relative secrecy. One of the final nails in the coffin of what once was a tradition that might have had the potential to change human history happened during the renaissance, and this change would mean that the species was now bound to a particular line of causal structure (a very specific and linear rational stance).

Could the world have been different?

Well, the destruction of the old knowledge that could have changed the world cannot fall completely upon external and unconscious forces. The elitism, the incessant need for material power in many of these secret orders, and the nonstop need to hide everything from the general public using selective symbolism and hidden cypher, meant that the days of these old theologies and their power were numbered.

 

But there were outside forces at work here as well, and change did happen, and it happen far quicker than linear order and general evolutionary principles would assume. Transmutation can happen quickly, and the quickness of this cognitive transmutation can actually be seen and studied within the framework of recorded history. We can in this case examine historical art, in particular how during the European renaissance art changed drastically in a matter of a few hundred years. The quickness of this change can be seen in Renaissance art, where in the matter of a few hundred years art and architectural representation went from fixed and static two dimensional images, to dynamic three dimensional imaginings. And in the case of art the depth and feeling of these images geometrically increased, turning flat things into what now might be considered living and stylized descriptions, more akin to artistic photography than a representation of a more holistic and equal reality between man and nature.

There was a change there, a transmutation of conscious essence in humanity and it happened relatively quickly. This change was an outward manifestation of an inner cognitive change that would greatly alter how the human species saw itself and its connection to the environment. Before this change in consciousness, and deeply embedded within the mental framework of medieval people, there was a sense of interconnection between the self and the other, and this could be seen in the flatness of the images of that time. The distinction between the self and the other was not so pronounced before this artistic change during the renaissance. Before this, humanity did not feel the separation between the self and the environment with such keen distinction, and the world for that earlier humanity was more holistic. Transmutation (the manipulation of essence) happened in accordance with a combination of things that involved not just outer material things, but subjective things as well. Quite simply, magic was a true source of change and power before this change in human awareness.

Although the beliefs, the feelings and the symbolism used in medieval Europe is now construed as being utter superstition, at the time this supposed superstition was in many ways a greater understanding of the complexity of intermingling things, both real and ethereal, in the creation of all reality. The dragon, the unicorn, and the gargoyle were not imaginary superstitious beliefs by inept uneducated people. These magical beings instead were quite real things for those people, perceived things. They were energies, potentials, forces of nature and change that were very real to a very different humanity that was far more connected to the world in ways that the modern ego consciousness could not understand.

 

During this time, magic was real and at that time even though it was indeed heavily accentuated by fear and superstition in the masses, there were also large conclaves of what now would be termed practicing sorcerer orders that did understand and helped to stabilize the nature of life and change both in a community and in entire nations.

But humanity as a collective chose a certain track, in the same way that it is now choosing yet another track to follow. And in accordance with that desired change and the powerful intervention of external forces that I have described in other articles, this continual evolution by the human species took us all down a particular line of thought…which effectively erased those old traditions from the human collective. This means a new cognitive structure and that new form of cognition allowed for the perception and the use of a very limited form of what was to be mostly external, physical, and material manipulation. This new form of manipulation focused much more heavily on purely physically quantifiable reality, and as this new norm became more established, the only true alchemists became the puffers.

 

This cognitive change as I have said becomes very prominent during the Renaissance. While it is the case that there was some attempt at three dimensional art before this time, especially in carved reliefs and statues (of course) from far earlier periods, the true epicenter of the three dimensional movement in art happened arguably during the Renaissance in between the 14th and the 17th century, as architects and engineers such as ‘Filipo Brunelleschi’ began to use a vanishing point to give depth and true detail to their creations.

From a purely material perspective it is hard to explain what happened here exactly that changed the technology of the times. Some could argue from a purely modern rational point of view that there was a slow evolution that suddenly just hits some kind of critical mass and a tumbler finally turned, but this is just a superficial attempt at describing an internal event from a purely external point of view. But from another point of view, one that takes into account subtle and unseen energies, such an individual with this particular cognitive ability could learn to directly perceive that the awareness of humanity shifted; a slightly different energetic configuration started to become the norm for humanity at this time.

And as this leap in technology happened, which as I have said is really a change in cognitive awareness, this new way of looking at the world predisposed the people of that era to look at the world in a different way. From that new perspective certain things became clearer while other things were no longer as visible. Certain things faded into nonexistence, while other things grew in prominence and seemed from that general time forward, more rational, more common sense.

 

The world of the holistic alchemist, the world of magical newts, unicorns, Aether, and quintessence disappeared, they were forgotten and ignored because they no longer seemed as rational from a certain perspective. But other things became more real, and it is at this time that the work of puffers turned into the future science of chemistry, metallurgy, and the flowering and the flourishing of the empirical process.

This new cognitive position that established a whole new kind of rationality could now identify a slightly different causal paradigm that primarily focused on material manipulation. From that new position, puffer alchemists had many failures, but they also had successes, and thanks to those successes a new science would emerge! Some of the successes were the discovery of phosphorus, acids and bases, the production of gunpowder, refining of ores, and several other important discoveries.

This was useful knowledge, it was not knowledge hidden by certain elitist groups, it was a discovery and a wisdom amongst the common people for the most part. It was a science that could be clearly perceived and fully grasped by an evolving human consciousness that was beginning to be able to perceive a far clearer distinction between the self and the other. A human consciousness that was beginning to be able to perceive a clear three dimensionality in everything, a consciousness that was beginning to separate completely from the other and become a far more individually distinct self-identity.

 

There is good and bad in all evolution and being that more holistic alchemists strive for spiritual evolution and freedom, there is no denying that this new development in consciousness has many positive traits. The separation of the individual from the environment and from other individuals, was an evolving gift that in many ways mirrored the kind of evolution that traditional alchemists sought. But since this evolution was reactionary and unconscious, caused by external forces and a sleeping mob minded humanity that reacted to things in the same way that a stumbling zombie shuffles across a graveyard, this new cognitive evolution was not something that was attained through personal work and sobriety…it was instead a reaction to greater forces that in the end led to different kinds of problems, as the race moved forward in time.

In the end all things must find balance, and unconscious evolution means that this kind of change for the majority of humanity was not really development, but just a change from one perspective to another where we lost as much, or more, than what we gained. In many ways humanity is no better off than it was before, it still plods on in an unconscious way. This kind of reactionary change (as opposed to conscious evolution) is slow, it may lead nowhere, and it has cut us off from powers and abilities that could have greatly benefited humanity as a whole had we had the foresight to understand the powers that we were giving up, by choosing such a drastic separation from the magic inherent in a slightly less separated ego. In this case it means that we have turned our backs on certain possibilities, we have given up the possibility of exploring a far more powerful transmutational causal order, one that does not just rely on rules and rulers of the material space, but one that could also incorporate aspects of the ethereal.

 

What could this more holistic science have accomplished?

 

Well, all transmutation could have gone down a different road, meaning that a different science, a different way to manipulate ourselves and our environment, could have evolved. This older but extremely powerful causal structure (something that might even be termed mind science) would have the possibility of incorporating substances and forces that are still considered fanciful superstition and bogus magic in this modern age. Currently, the rationality of the times and the new science that props up this new cognitive position like a true theology, is just barely beginning to understand some of these forces, but these new disciplines such as quantum mechanics and string theory are still distrusted by many. Theoretical physics is still in essence just that, theory. For the most part, modern science is still stuck in a very mechanistic view of reality. It will therefore be a very long time before we begin to seriously use the subtle forces and energies described by these more fringe disciplines in a major way…at least in the common world.

 

The puffers created the new sciences, they were the first to create the rule and measure that would be a constant in the sciences until this modern era. And even now the science of the puffers controls all scientific endeavor and transmutation. The manipulation of energy and matter are deemed to only be possible in accordance with those highly material and mechanistic codes of conduct and action referred to as the empirical system.

Had we gone down a different road, perhaps our entire reality might now be different. Our locomotion for example might be completely different. Instead of relying on purely physical and mechanical machines and machinery, instead of relying on combustion and explosion to propel mechanical contraptions forward, we could have created different forms of locomotion that relied on more subtle forms of energy.

There are many conspiracies around UFOs, their form of locomotion, and the possibility that we might now understand that propulsion to some degree. Some say that this kind of propulsion can combine things that are still highly etheric from the mechanical and the puffer’s point of view. Some say that recovered UFOs have been able to show humanity a new form of locomotion that uses gravity control and a kind of light tunneling to be able to propel these objects from one point in space to another.

Could a more holistic human consciousness have developed that kind of locomotion?

Was this mechanistic modern era the only possibility for us as our consciousness changed?

Whatever the case, this new world is the world of the puffers and from here we must decide how we will continue forward as a species. I see hope in the changing technologies of the time. In the same way that outer technology and art in the past reflected a far deeper inner transmutation in the cognitive perspective of humanity, new technologies are being incorporated now. Technology is changing, and it is changing very quickly at this time, this means that changes to the cognitive configuration of the race are happening right now as well!

We can only wonder what this new cognitive position will mean for us going forward.

When we hear the term inner alchemy, we may have many different opinions about what this actually means. Generally we can say that inner alchemy is a term that refers to the practice of transforming one’s body, mind and spirit through various techniques and methods.

Most people are only familiar with Asian and Chinese inner alchemy, but the tradition of inner alchemy is far older and there are many branches of this mind science that can be explored. In order to begin it is best to outline the most well-known aspects of this science which is covered relatively well by the Chinese method. Understanding some of these methods can in time help with the mastery of far more complex techniques and methodologies.

 

Inner alchemy in China is also known as neidan, which means “internal elixir” in Chinese. Inner alchemy is based on the idea that there is a vital energy or life force called qi that flows through the human body and the universe. By cultivating and refining this qi, one can achieve health, longevity and spiritual enlightenment.

There are many schools and traditions of inner alchemy, but they generally share some common principles and goals. One of the main principles is the harmonization of the three treasures: jing (essence), qi (energy) and shen (spirit). Jing is the material basis of life, qi is the dynamic force that animates life, and shen is the consciousness or awareness of life. These three treasures correspond to the three realms of existence: earth, heaven, and man. By balancing and integrating these three aspects of oneself, one can transcend the limitations of the physical world and attain a higher state of being.

 

Another principle of inner alchemy is the circulation of qi through the body’s meridians and energy centers. Meridians are channels that connect different organs and parts of the body, while energy centers are focal points where qi accumulates and transforms. The most important energy center in inner alchemy is the dantian, which means “elixir field” in Chinese. The dantian is located in the lower abdomen, below the navel. It is considered to be the source and reservoir of qi in the body. By breathing, meditating and performing exercises such as qigong and tai chi, one can gather, store and circulate qi in the dantian and throughout the body.

 

A third principle of inner alchemy is the refinement of qi into higher forms of energy. This process involves using various techniques such as visualization, mantra, alchemical formulas and sexual practices to purify, sublimate and fuse different types of qi. For example, one can transform jing into qi, qi into shen, shen into emptiness, and emptiness into dao. Dao is the ultimate reality or principle that underlies everything in existence. By returning to dao, one can achieve immortality and union with the cosmos.

Chinese inner alchemy is a complex and profound practice that requires dedication, discipline and guidance from a qualified teacher. It is not a quick or easy way to attain enlightenment or supernatural powers. Rather, it is a lifelong journey of self-cultivation and self-transformation that leads to a deeper understanding of oneself and the universe.

 

But as I have said, inner alchemy is far older than recorded history and has its roots in places that do not currently exist as geographical locations. As such, inner alchemy is not western or eastern but is beyond material geography. For that reason, it is very important to explore other branches of inner alchemy in order to get a better more holistic picture of what this mind science is truly about. It is also the case that in order to delve far deeper into the great depths of the self, we must know and study methodologies that in some ways eclipse what might be termed preliminary energy work.

 

Western inner alchemy, also known as hermetic alchemy or spiritual alchemy, is a branch of esoteric philosophy and practice that aims to transform the human soul into a divine one. Unlike Chinese alchemy, which focuses on the physical body and longevity, western alchemy is more concerned with the spiritual and psychological aspects of the self.

The essence of western inner alchemy can be summarized by the Latin motto “solve et coagula”, which means “dissolve and coagulate”. This refers to the process of breaking down the old and impure elements of the self and recombining them into a new and purified whole. The ultimate goal of this process is to achieve the “philosopher’s stone”, a symbol of spiritual perfection and enlightenment.

 

Western inner alchemy draws from various sources of wisdom, such as ancient Greek and Egyptian mythology, Jewish mysticism, Christian theology, Islamic alchemy, and Renaissance magic. It uses a rich and complex system of symbols, images, colors, metals, planets, and elements to represent the different stages and aspects of the alchemical work. Some of the most famous symbols are the ouroboros (a snake biting its own tail), the mercurial serpent (a winged dragon), the hermaphrodite (a union of male and female), and the phoenix (a bird that rises from its own ashes).

Western inner alchemy is not a dogmatic or rigid doctrine, but rather a personal and experiential path that requires intuition, imagination, creativity, and dedication. It is not a science or an art, but rather a way of life that seeks to harmonize the opposites within oneself and with the cosmos. It is not a religion or a cult, but rather a quest for self-knowledge and self-transformation that leads to a deeper connection with the divine.

 

In my attempt to reveal the true nature of inner alchemy, without symbolism, cipher, riddles or any geographical lens, I have at times used terms from many different sources. I need to use these terms in order to present the fundamental truth of what inner alchemy is, at least in accordance with my current, my house.

In accordance with my perspective (my current), inner alchemy is based on three great secrets: the secret of attention, the secret of energy, and the secret of transformation. The secret of attention is the ability to focus one’s mind on a desired outcome or state, and to avoid being distracted by external influences or internal doubts. The secret of energy is the ability to accumulate, store, and direct one’s own vital force, which I sometimes may term “the essence”. The secret of transformation is the ability to use one’s attention and energy to change one’s own reality, both internally and externally.

 

My current states that inner alchemy is a way of overcoming the negative forces that are trying to consume humanity’s essence and prevent its evolution. These forces have a varied origin but in its apex this force may be termed “the Archon”, which is non-organic entity that feeds on human emotions and thoughts. My current of inner alchemy knows as an energetic fact that the Archon has created a false reality that traps humans in a cycle of fear, ignorance, and suffering. To escape this reality, one must learn how to use inner alchemy to create a new reality that is aligned with one’s true will and purpose.

In my books, in my videos, and on this site, I try to make available the various techniques and practices of my current of inner alchemy, such as meditation, visualization, breathing exercises, dream work, lucid dreaming, astral projection, servitor work, and more. In all of this, I try to emphasize that inner alchemy is not a dogmatic system, but a personal and experimental path that requires constant learning and adaptation.

I have written a number of books over the years, that outline techniques from a tradition that I refer to as inner alchemy.

I generally try to stay away from just writing about dogmatic beliefs, that is, I try to stay away from the dogma, a belief system, whether my own as an inner alchemist, or anyone elses’s, and instead I try to focus as much as possible on technique, so that those that read my books can try the techniques that I write about and in that way, hopefully through their own successes, find out whether what I’m saying is true or not. No dogma, no need to believe my crazy experiences…just try this technique, and see for yourself if it actually works.

These techniques, tend to be things that many people find quite daunting or impossible, such as the ability to travel out of body, and create magical servants that will do your bidding.  Therefore, when I write about these things, there are times when those that are trying to do what others say is impossible, run into major obstacles of a (psychological or psyche) based nature.

For example, in astral travel or out of body techniques, when a person looks into doing these techniques themselves for the first time, they can instantly believe that such techniques, such inner actions, are impossible, or if they are possible, they’re only possible for a select few, for those that are the outliers, the genetically predisposed and the naturally talented.

As another example, in discussing techniques that would allow a person to acquire great deals of knowledge through inner work and inner travel, I mentioned to one of my readers that such skills do require talent, in that in order to download this information that is available in what could be called a different dimensional field, that person must master the ability to project into that dimension with certitude and exactness, and then be able to bring that information back and THEN translate that aquired knowledge into the syntax of the physical plane. That is, turn that other dimensionally acquired knowledge into a linear and language based set of information, that can be used in this three dimensional place, this earth, that we call the real world.

Quite simply, it would be like trying to remember one of the many and complicated dreams that you have every night, and be able to get the full extent, the full knowledge and experience, of that dream, and turn that information into something that would be useful in what we would refer to as waking reality.

You would think that this is easy, that remembering dreams is not a great task, but in fact it does require a great deal of developed talent and experience, because in actuality dreams are far more complex than many remember when they are back in waking reality, in that these dreams usually involve what could best be termed ‘depth’ and instant knowing (direct knowledge) of such intensity that is most difficult to translate into waking  consciousness, where time functions in a different manner.  It would be sort of like after seeing a wonderful sight, one that completely envelops you in utter bliss and heightened experience, and then you have to then write an essay on what these feelings and this moment was all about, including the ability to try to express in words, this seeming intensity of experience that has instantly and from then on, completely altered the very fabric of your being. No an easy linguistic task.

Such experiences, such inner experiences, hold within them a richness that is beyond linear and material conception.  A human being can experience this depth and feel and understand it within themselves, but to then try to express those inner feelings, that inner knowing at that time, is very difficult, and indeed this is what our art, our poetry, tries to with great diligence and sometimes difficulty. We cannot duplicate that other dimension, we can only try to somehow fit it into the syntax and phenomenology of this dimension.

Inner knowledge, and inner knowing, such as the ability to know the incredible things that can be discovered within dreams, within the context of those moment points experienced in those other dimensions, requires that kind of mastery of ability.  The ability to move a block of perception that holds within it an expanse that is beyond physical time and linear objectiveness, and turn it into something that is useful in this three dimensional world.

As such, an ability to do this takes time. The kind of time that can be compared to what a person might go through to become a Ph.D. It is something that is quite possible certainly, but it is just something that takes time and a relentless focus of attention.

Upon hearing that such a mastery is required, an average person might be quite disappointed thinking that, as I mentioned earlier, such a task is nearly impossible and is only available really, to a select few and to a talented minority.

In that regard I can only say this:

Such conclusions are only applicable if you believe that something like astral travel for example is an oddity.  And here we come to a most important point, and that is what you believe.

Belief is an incredibly powerful thing and I think that if you look, you’ll find that people that have been able to believe something, can do what is seemingly impossible, while at the same time those that believe that they cannot, find an obstacle at every turn.

I do not like to use this old adage about belief, but it is very much an important reference here.  I too am a bit disappointed then in the fact that some may have decided right off that such a skill is an impossibility or a highly difficult one.  I will tell you why something is difficult or not difficult: it is quite basically how much attention you are able to give it; how much focus of attention you have.

You can quite literally do anything in this world that you want, as long as you can focus your attention long enough on that one outcome.  The techniques that I discuss in my books and in some of my articles are all possible if that person is willing to dedicate the time and effort (by which I mean the prolonged focus of attention) to finally get the conclusion they desire.  Yes, it is possible that for some people these techniques will take longer than others, this is a fact.  There are also others that will run into negative beliefs as they focus their attention, in the same way that some might believe that such skills are outliers, that they are difficult and that they are for the few.  And faced with those negative or counter beliefs, many will give up.  But some will continue and will face those beliefs, change them, and continue with their focus on what they want.  That is the only difference between those that get something done and those that are willing to believe what the world at large is telling them they can’t do.

I have faith that you can do anything if your focus is unrelenting and precise, or I would not write these books for people just like you. I hope your faith in yourself grows over time as your focus of attention gets you the things you may want; the knowledge and the skill you may want.

If you would like to know more about what the focus of attention can do, then I recommend my book,

The way of the projectionist

The way of inner alchemy is the way of energy, and of being able to perceive that energy in the most correct and precise manner possible. For that reason, there are times when I have been asked how inner alchemy sees other techniques, and how they perceive the validity in the symbolism of such techniques.

I have been asked for example, whether inner alchemists consider kundalini to be a kind of myth. And certainly to them the energy that is tapped into through the practice of kundalini ascension is certainly not a myth, but you could say that the way this energetic surge, or pool of energy is symbolized and sometimes even described, is just one possible interpretation of many, at least from the point of view of inner alchemists. And the interpretation of, and the way of reaching this energy, can vary greatly from culture and region to region. In accordance with the seeing of inner alchemy, there is indeed an energetic pool that is available to humanity, but the way this pool is interpreted and reached, can vary greatly across cultures and regions.

In this particular case, when it comes to kundalini, in accordance with the yogic system, this energy is described using certain properties, symbolism, characteristics, some of which are usable in accordance with the doing of inner alchemy, while others are not. And might I point out here, that many of the inconsistencies and difference between yoga and alchemy let us say, are in many ways more the result of academic trifles then the actual experience by true practitioners. In other words, most differences and inconsistencies between certain systems is the result of dogmatic debate between researchers, as opposed to any kind of real inconsistency between actual practitioners of the art.

Now, because of the fact that it is so difficult for us to begin certain tasks, especially the difficult road of energy work or inner development, a person should use whatever school of thought or way that suits them best, that resonates the most with their inner feelings. Motivation is a big aspect of getting started and continuing on your journey, and as such we must use all the tricks at our disposal to get started and stay on course. If the yogic traditions appeal to you then use them, if the way of inner alchemy suits you best, then use that. In order to guarantee success in this difficult beginning, follow the way of your heart and choose the road that resonates with you the most.

But as we progress through any system, and we learn to work and perceive energy directly ourselves through such efforts, then we must also learn to go beyond all symbolism and dogma, because such things can be a great limitation in the long run. What I mean by this, is that the ability to use such symbolism and dogma to start, the ability to be able to understand this energy that you are trying to tap into by calling it kundalini for example, and by practising a wonderful set of outlined principles like yoga, is very important in the beginning. This is so because it can give you a framework and motivation at first.

But as you the practitioner become an adept, as you learn to find your way through a system and learn to perceive and work with energy directly, you must begin to slowly let go of that symbolism. This is crucial because if you don’t, there will be a limit to how far you can go. In time, you must begin to trust your skill and your ability to perceive energy as an individual, or you will be forever stuck within dogmatic limitations.

This is the case because such cultural symbolism and interpretation of how you proceed, in the end can be thought of like a kind of structure existing out there. This non-local mental structure gives a framework and stability in the beginning, but if you are not willing to move beyond that structure, then you have hit your limit once you reach the outer edges of it. If you cannot trust yourself and your own individual doing, then this structure goes from being an ally to being a prison. And this prison cannot be overcome by deeper exploration into the dogma of that way of energy work, it cannot be overcome by greater research into every nook and cranny of that structure. Such a prison can only be overcome through direct and individual practice, and the confidence developed through that actual practice.

Any good system must insist on the development of your own ability to perceive and work with energy directly. It must provide for a way for you to begin to discover your own energetic truth beyond the system itself. If this is not the case, then that system is incomplete, and it is in many ways designed to trap you within the structure of itself.

Certainly the insight from those that have gone before can help, but it must always be taken within the context of what you personally ultimately want to accomplish. This context means that words will never explain true energetic perception because they are not up to the task, and as such this does not mean that such practitioners are wrong, but that the words that must be used sometimes to explain their doings can lead us astray. The only way to overcome the obstacle of the illusion of words, is to let go of those words and learn to perceive and do yourself directly. Eventually the practitioner realizes that kundalini is in some ways a kind of illusion, because it is simply a word. Kundalini is in essence just a word, it is just a term created to try to explain something that exists in a place beyond words, a non-local space. The only thing that really matters is direct knowledge, which comes through direct energetic perception and doing, not through symbolism.

This might sound like religious heresy to some, but I must point out nonetheless that there is no energy in kundalini. Kundalini, in and of itself is not power, it is not ultimate truth and the only way. It is instead a name for a certain aspect of one possible road, that leads to a place that then allows the practitioner to access a certain type of incredibly powerful energy base. But there are many roads and many descriptions, and all are valid. A better way to say this I feel is that, there are no roads and there are no ways, there is only energy, everything else is an illusion.

So, from the inner alchemist’s point of view, kundalini represents a release of energy that is always there to some degree within everyone, and that you do not need to practice yoga specifically to release it. There are many ways to get to the same place. Therefore, we have to be very careful in all such descriptions, the words and the symbols that we used to try to explain what we are doing.

From the inner alchemists point of view, which might sound like heresy to many as well, kundalini is not at the base of the spine, even though in some ways you could say it is. From their point of view for example, we could say that within every cubic inch of space, there is enough energy to power the planet, and yet who could possibly access such energy, and who could withstand the power of such energy if it were released. Energy for them is anywhere and everywhere, and the only thing that truly directs energy from their point of view is the focus of attention, not a location per se or a mantra. So, while there might be certain nerve groupings within the body and certain inherent energy channels or meridians, the body is not an object, it is not a static thing, it is instead energy, and energy is infinitely malleable.

We may all start from a relative base structure, but we have the potential to create anything, whether that anything is the awakening of kundalini or the creation of the philosopher’s stone, which is a structure that inner alchemists use to try to tap into that infinite power available in every cubic inch of space.

To say that kundalini energy is real, is true. But to say that such energy is only possible through such practice let us say, is something that one must be careful about, because dogma has this way of creating division that does not exist in the energetic world. Within every cubic inch of space there is enough energy to power the planet a few times over. Such power could be accessed to some degree through kundalini work, or through the creation of the philosopher’s stone.

Begin your journey and follow the road that appeals most to those aspects deep within yourself. Play with your own reality, your own psychology, and follow the way that appeals best to your heart. But as you progress down this road do not be fooled by the words used to describe something much deeper and greater than the words used to describe it. Instead, as you learn to work with energy yourself, let go of that symbolism and all those words and begin to explore your own energetic reality directly. If you do not do this, then you will be bound and constricted by those words and that supposed symbolism that was so helpful to you in the beginning.

Instead of exploring the true nature of energy and power itself, which is unbound and nonlocal, meaning that it is beyond the constrictions of space and time as we understand such things intellectually, you will be stuck within a structure of illusory words. This will mean that the true potential of that energy that you are tapping into, when you release kundalini for example, will never be truly and fully possible for you.

In alchemy, a different form of symbolism is used, but there is certainly a deep relation between what is called kundalini in yoga and what is called the philosopher’s stone in alchemy. And there is a connection between both of these and that potential energy to be found in every cubic inch of space. There are two types of symbolism here, two potential roads that you can follow, and each one points to a beginning that may seem very far apart, but as you progress down whatever road appeals most to you, and find the underlying energetic truth of what that road is and what lies at the end of it, you must go beyond terms and symbols because in dogmatic symbolism, you will only find illusion. You may even fail to realize that all true roads, all good roads, lead to the same energetic truth.

If you would like to know more about what I consider to be a very good energetic road, the energetic way of inner alchemy, then I would recommend the book, The Magnum Opus. It will show you what you will need to do to progress and go deeply down that energetic road. If it appeals to something deep within you, if it appeals to your heart, then use it. And then once you understand and have gone deep enough so that you can work with energy directly yourself, you can then begin to follow your own path, move farther and farther away from that structure, and perhaps even develop your own terms and symbolism. This is the only way, that infinity will open up to you.

As you read the material that I have written thus far on inner alchemy, the books, the blog, and the videos, there may develop an almost natural tendency to want to align concepts that you might have been studying from other sources, with what I have written in accordance with the perceptions of inner alchemy. For example, you might have been studying and may know a great deal about other occult systems, such as Hermetics, wicca, eastern occult systems, or perhaps the Golden Dawn system of occult practice, and you might wonder how inner alchemy explains and defines those same concepts that you know about.

In this article I have taken a definition, a term, that is of common parlance in the occult world, and I have used it to dive very deeply into the thoughts, perceptions, and structuring done by inner alchemists. I hope that you will forgive me for the at times complexity of this article, and that you prepare yourself for a deep discussion into human possibility. My reasons for this deep dive have to do with a need to expand the nature of the material that I have presented thus far, especially the material that I have discussed in the inner alchemists course-book trilogy. I feel that it is time to step it up a notch as it were, in order to begin a more advanced level of technique and understanding.

So to recap what I mentioned at the start of the article,

because of previous knowledge in occult science, you might want to know how inner alchemy relates to those things that you already know about. In this article in particular, I want to discuss the concept of the higher self. I have been asked, how does the ‘higher self’ fit into the material that I have discussed and revealed thus far, specifically in the course-book, The Way of the death defier. And to that, I must start off with a key point, or that is a key aspect of the current that I follow. This is a very important technique within my current, a fundamental principal, and that is the intent of creating a proper structuring of the mind, the mind palace as it were, which I have referred to as the technique of expanding the logos in the above mentioned course-books.

Inner alchemists are very much interested in developing the most pristine logos possible, because they know that this is a critical step in breaking down the walls of the three dimensional trap, that this rational human world is to them. To that end, they know that they must first start by structuring this dimension, this objective world, in the most precise and immaculate way possible. This means that they must bind and order not only, all the things that they can perceive with their physical senses, which are the things that any person can perceive with their eyes, ears, nose  etc., they must also order in precise and logical fashion, all those things that they can perceive of other worlds from this world, that is, what they can see through their direct energetic perceptions, their inner senses.

Creating a pristine logos means giving a logical structure, to all those things that become a part of the inner alchemist’s reality, their mind palace.

To do this, they engage themselves in becoming master logicians, meaning that they are able to understand the phenomenology and the syntax of the world that they have been born into, and any world that they can eventually perceive using energetic awareness, inner senses, which may be termed seeing. The expansion of the logos is also highly important to the inner alchemist as they engage in projectionist techniques, which may also be understood as a highly powerful form of astral travel. Another way to say this is that they must understand to perfection the causal structure defined by a certain human worldview first off, the syntax and the phenomenal world that has become prevalent in these times, they must bind the causal structural laws of this three dimensional reality, and then they must do the same to all the other worlds, that is dimensions, that become available to them as the power of their seeing and projecting grows within them. This involves a logical understanding that far surpasses just the use of simple first-order logic, and does as time progresses include what might be termed philosophical logic, meta-logic, chaos logic, quantum mechanical logic, and generally phenomenological understanding at such a deep level, that it moves the logician into the deep complexities of non-classical logic. This structuring and growing power, as the mind palace grows, begins to go beyond this dimensional zone, this world, through a systematic ordering referred to as the creation and continual expansion of the logos.

As a foundational principle of this logical structuring, a key point (at least within the context of this physical dimension) becomes terminology and definitions; this is referred to as binding or bounding. That is, in order to understand the certain objective and subjective dimensional syntax of this physical reality and go beyond it, the boundaries and the complete definitions of all those things that make up that phenomenal structure must be established, the bounding must be established at the onset of the structuring. What this means in the simplest sense, and in particular in accordance with this article and the questions that have been asked about the higher self, is that to understand the inner alchemists’ point of view on this, you must clearly define first off what you mean by this term, higher self. Terms are important, terminology is in a basic sense the words that we use to define our world, any world, any dimension, and words are very important because they are the meta structure of the logos within the context of what we refer to as, the three-dimensional world, the rational world, the supposedly only real world.

So, to begin to answer this question we must clearly define what you may mean by the higher self, because if we do not do this, then my descriptions of what inner alchemy thinks of the higher self may not fit within the paradigm of your definitions. This is a very important point, and it is the cause of most of the strife that we see when people discuss or debate issues. This is so because their bounding of a certain perceived object or event is different than your bounding, that is the measuring and defining, of one person is different from another. It will be the same term, the same word, but the binding, the defining, is different. Without this metalogical preciseness, well, we are left with the endless jabbering and trolling that we see in this modern cyber culture, where even those that agree at a fundamental level, are separated and made to fight each other because of semantic inconsistencies.

So to begin, if we define the higher self as, a kind of eternal and omnipotent consciousness, that is (within the bounds of many definitions) a kind of God above, the God above that is within us but is also beyond us, and that each and every one of us, according to this particular definition, has an individual higher self, then we can begin in accordance with that definition, and in accordance to that definition only, discuss how such a definition may align itself with the direct energetic perceptions of inner alchemy.

With the above in mind then, inner alchemists do believe that there is a force, an individually perceived ray or light essence, that in some ways could be defined as the higher self, if you feel that this light essence represents a wished for ideal of your best self.

But there is a great deal of nuance and complexity, and unless these details are understood, at least from the inner alchemist’s point of view, then there can be errors made that can make the person aspiring to try to align themselves with their higher self, move in a direction that may not be favorable to them as individuals.

For example, for an inner alchemist the higher self is not an object existing somewhere out there, but it is instead a destination, a road. Another way to say this would be to say that the higher self is not a thing like an apple, or a table is a thing, but it is instead a directly perceived, that is seen through the inner senses, energetic configuration that is in no place and in every place simultaneously. If we use the above mentioned standard definition of the higher self, one could say that the higher self is not a place but a road, you don’t contact it by going to it per se, by reaching its location, instead, you align with it and you follow a path, a way, to try to get to it. But this is indeed a never ending road and in accordance to the seeing of inner alchemy, depending on your definitions (or your map, your perhaps unconscious logos let’s say) you may never reach this destination, the higher self is nowhere and yet in a certain sense it is everywhere within a certain range of probabilities.

For an inner alchemist, this road to that energetic conglomeration leads to freedom and lightness (less gravity), for a different individual it might lead to something completely different, it might lead to a wholly different place. We all have our roads to follow, our own individual higher self to chase, our own individual configuration to aspire to.

To give more clarity to all of this, which basically means looking into the details, the nuance, where the devil always hides as they say, we must begin by defining how it is that inner alchemists perceive. As I have stated in my books on inner alchemy, an inner alchemist is someone who has learned to perceive energy directly, to use something that one may term the inner senses in order to perceive that which is beyond objective reality, that is beyond objects, beyond the binding of three dimensional existence, the physical senses, and the rational stance of the times. An inner alchemists strives to go beyond a mob driven world view, that is bound by the laws of a kind of very simple form of classical mechanics.

By being able to see energy directly, an inner alchemist can directly perceive the tides of energy as they flow across infinity. And through those perceptions, what people might term an eternal conscious and intelligent being (a thing, object, or individual out there somewhere) is actually to an inner alchemist an energetic pooling, meaning that to them through their seeing the higher self is a non thing, it is a conglomeration, a number of different energetic components bound together in a kind of configuration that defies object-hood. To the inner alchemist the higher self is not an object, it is not something that has boundaries, and without boundaries it is not in essence a constant definable thing, but it is instead a large and ever-changing range of possibilities that is at all time, projecting an ever changing song or light. Because objective binding presupposes consistency, the terminology of that consistency can create, to use the nicest terms possible, a mislabeling of the complexities of this structure that some bind by referring to it as the higher self.

That which could be termed the higher self then, is not something that is just one thing, and being that it is not a thing in and of itself, because again it is not bound to three dimensions and therefore it is not an object, this gestalt or energetic and symbolic configuration or pattern of elements that might be defined as the higher self is not one bound thing, but it is instead manyfold non-things.

In accordance with the original definition at the start of the article, each person has an individual higher self. This ordinarily believed dogmatic understanding by the average person, again in accordance with the direct perceptions of inner alchemy only, is false in a way, and yet in some ways it is right in a way as well. This is a most difficult thing to describe, but understanding the nuance of this is highly important for true evolutionary understanding. The dogma based belief that each individual has their own unique higher self, like a piece for you forever and a piece for me, and these pieces are kept here for me and are kept there for you, is wrong, because energetically this is a non-local, a not here nor there essence that is available to all simultaneously. From the perceptive point of inner alchemists, It is not that each individual has a higher self, but that each individual perceives this non object differently and therefore from that unique individual perception, the individual finds its own individual higher self. This is a difficult nuanced point, but it is a very important one, because it opens up the notion of multiple states of being, which is the true and fundamental point of this article.

 

People always see things in a cause and effect structure that must put something before the other, that is there is always some cause that created an effect in a linear, this happened before that, kind of structure. This again is because most people are bound solely to three dimensions and therefore believed that everything exists within three dimensions only, that causality can only be possible because of three dimensions, there are no other worlds, this is the only real world. And it is the case then that they literally cannot see beyond this reality, they cannot see, they can only look with their physical senses. But for an inner alchemist there is more to reality than this, there is more than object-hood and linear time structure.

Using that understanding of non-linear time models and non three dimensional spacial bounding, meaning that for the inner alchemist cause and effect can break the bounds of linear models, which is I know an impossibility from the rational point of view, inner alchemists can see nonetheless that each individual can perceive a different aspect of the confluence of configurations described earlier. I mention this causal expansion of perception, this ability to see cause and effect beyond linear time models, because it is very important in all discussions involving a conceptualize higher self, because in all such discussions of these higher orders such as the higher self, there is often this problem that some people run into where they are trying desperately to figure out if it was the chicken or the egg that came first, if it is the chicken that is higher or if it’s the egg, if it’s the chicken that is morally right or is it the egg, etc.

The problems with individuality and beliefs in the existence of an individual higher self for everyone, can run into such problems as to which came first, the higher consciousness or the individual, and by believing that either the chicken came first, or the egg, such binding can create beliefs that at least in accordance with inner alchemists, are not energetically true. This nuanced deviation in understanding can cause great problems as these dogmatic beliefs evolve, and it is this meta principle, interestingly, that is responsible for not only a lack of understanding of highly complex systems, but it is also the cause of much of the black or white, up or down, higher or lower, polarities and distinctions created by the dogmatically bound human world.

Anyway, to get back to point, you can think of it like this: each individual is in a particular position in space and time, as such we could metaphorically imagine that each one of these individuals that is scattered across a geography of space and time, is looking up at a large cloud.

They are then metaphorically looking up at a kind of large configuration of energetic elements united. Being that each individual is in a particular location, that is each individual is in a particular space-time position, their view of this immense cloud above them is different, because each angle as they look up is different. This means that each individual is looking at a particular facet of this enormous cloud above them, and so to each individual this cloud may seem to be different, and being different and being bound to the individual’s perceptions, a subjective experience, it is believed by each individual that the higher self is individual as well, that is each person has their own particular higher self.

Here is where one problem of the chicken and the egg comes in. From an energetic point of view, this perception of the above cloud being individual or not, is both true and false, that is, there is indeed one all encompassing higher self for everyone that exists beyond the individual, but

there is also an individual higher self for each individual, being that each individual through their personal perceptions does embody an aspect of that cloud of energy. There are therefore two possible states simultaneously,

One where the higher self is an individual thing, and one where the higher self is not an individual thing, but it is instead something far greater than just the one, like a vast energetic cloud somewhere beyond the individual. Both things are true, but to believe that only one is true and not the other, creates a bounding limitation, that in time will cause problems for the evolving individual.

This is a difficult topic, and it is a difficult thing to understand, and it will always be difficult to understand until you can let go of object-hood perception which demands that you only have one state, one real supposedly event.

In other words both the chicken and the egg were created at the same time, or it might be better to say that there exist many probable states simultaneously where either the chicken or the egg were created first, one where neither exists, and one where they are both simultaneously created together.

This is important in understanding the higher self because in accordance with the perceptions of inner alchemy, the higher self is not an object, it is instead sort of like a road. You are not contacting an object out there, instead you are aligning yourself in a certain direction let us say, and as such the higher self is not a thing but it is instead a way.

And beyond this, being that the higher self is not an object but a configuration that one could say is so massive that it is beyond any one individual’s personal perception, each road for each individual is different, unique, and highly personal. And the difference between the road of each individual can be such, that what one person does in order to align themselves with their road, their way, can be completely and utterly different from the alignment of someone else. In that sense then, the road is both individual and not, both states are true simultaneously and complement each other, one could even go as far as saying that neither could exist alone.

A second aspect of the chicken and the egg meta principles that becomes highly important , is that in contemplation of the higher self, questions can arise about higher or lower. What I mean by this is that there can be this very polar black or white defining, bounding, separating that will posit that the higher self, being higher, the sky, remember we are for some reason looking up at this cloud, representing above, must represent in accordance with the symbol-logical picture-words used, good and goodness. Which is then made to fit into the human tribal ideal of what good is and what being good should be going forward.

They may say internally to themselves in a subconscious way, the higher self is higher, therefore it is good, and the theology or the perceived correctness of the times defines goodness as this particular thing only, so this higher self can only tell me to do this, and if it is not saying this then it is not the higher self, and if this other individual is not doing this then they are not good and are not in contact with the higher self. I hope you get what I am trying to say here as it relates to many of the societal problems of the age.

But from an inner alchemist’s point of view such a bounding of high and low can curtail awareness, and such a curtailing can be deadly for them, as they try to navigate the infinity that is denied to the average person that is trapped within the grips of dogma and three dimensional object hood.

As such, the term higher, within the defined term higher self, is incorrect for them, because for them there is only energy, not objects. This is the most difficult thing to come to terms with, and it basically comes down to, from the inner alchemists point of view, that is from their energetic perceptions, there is no higher or lower, there is only energy and energy is neither good or bad, it is,

it is now, and this now is all time, all space, and therefore all possibility.

These are hard concepts to try to put into words because words are not designed to be able to describe, that is to bind with definition, the reality of existence beyond three dimensions. As such it becomes very difficult to define things that are outside of it, and the higher self I believe, by most definitions, is outside the bounding walls of object hood. The best way, the only way, to know is to perceive energy directly yourself, as such the inner alchemist strives from the very beginning to make this a possibility in their lives.

The problems in understanding objects and non-objects, multiple states of existence, such as whether Shrodinger’s cat is alive, dead, or both for example, the potential for causality to go beyond linear time frames, and the difficulties in understanding the potential dual states of particle and wave, will always be an impossibility until you begin to come to terms with the possibility that things can exist in multiple states at the same time, that there are quantum states and that each possible state, whether perceivable by the human physical senses or not, matters, is valid, and is real, as real as anything in the physical world. This I believe is the next state and the ever-expanding human logos, which is happening right now, which will usher in an evolutionary step in human consciousness. And I do believe that a lot of this phenomenological evolution, can be greatly augmented by employing some of the techniques of inner alchemy, specifically the ability to perceive energy directly.

In my writings on projecting as part of the art of inner alchemy, I have mentioned that it is possible to live for days, perhaps years, in another world, another dimension while projecting, and that even though these projections might seem like days to you as a projectionist, these projections may only have taken minutes, in accordance with physical clock time.

Some readers might wonder how this is possible, how can someone live out a lifetime in a dream, in a projection, while only having used up hours of physical clock time? How is this intensity possible in projections?

Well, I think that most people have, or know about someone that has had the experience of taking a light nap, and even though they were sleeping for what could have been minutes in clock time, it actually felt to the sleeper like this quick nap was much longer. In other words, many people have had an experience where internal time, dream time, seems to happen at a much different rate than external physical clock time.

Such experiences can help in understanding how a projectionist can defy the laws of rational clock time. Just like a regular person can access a seemingly extended dream-time, an inner alchemist can do the same, but for much longer and in a far more lucid manner. What is happening here, is that inner alchemists, through their ability to increase the power of their attention, can take full advantage of that flexibility of inner time. By becoming powerful projectionists, that is people that can project inwardly and then outwardly, which some may refer to as astral travel, these practitioners can move farther and farther away from what could be referred to as the objective physical and three dimensional world. In doing so they can in that fashion move into different dimensional, or psychological (inner psyche) locations, where there can be a great alteration, a great difference, between that internal time in that dimensional location, and outer physical clock time.

Through their ability to focus their attention to an incredible degree, and their growing prowess as projectionists, inner alchemists can go to places that seem like far away dream places, but that are actually out there places, other dimensional places, other locations, other very real worlds, where on occasion time works differently, it moves slower or better yet faster, than physical time. Projectionist have learnt to take advantage of the fact that in other dimensions, time can have different intensities.

When such a projectionist becomes powerful and experienced enough, they can map out new territories in locations that are nowhere in the realm of physical and rational human reality, and they can then move into these locations for extended periods of time in a fully awake manner. Once this is possible, such a trans-dimensional traveler can in those other locations live out entire existences, the equivalent of entire lifetimes sometimes, in other dimensions, partaking in what may even be great adventures, that only take up hours of physical clock world time. Such an individual then can be said to be incredibly old, even though from a physical point of view, in accordance with clock time, they do not seem to be that old at all, because such individuals have lived out many lifetimes of adventure in regions of high intensity. In other words, an entire lucid, that is conscious and remembered experience that may seem to be months or years long, can be lived out in one night of physical time. And upon waking, after such an intensity, such a traveler may wake up as a wholly different person. An increasingly alien person.

 

What is very difficult for the average person to comprehend is that all of us, all humans, at least those that can believe enough to at least take a chance and learn these skills, can access other dimensions as projectionists, and those other dimensions are not bound to the same rules, the same gravity, that binds this dimension. That being the case, depending on where you go, and what maps you may have been able to make, you can live out experiences that truly defy all rational ideas about life and the nature of existence.

When a projectionist has accumulated enough energy, using the containment techniques of inner alchemy, such an augmented person (such a person that has extra energy) can use that energy to increase their focus of attention, so that what they focus their attention on becomes unwavering, stable. With such unwavering focus, they can then use that extra power to become stable and lucid master inner travelers (projectionists), that can travel to particular places for extended periods. Such experienced inner travelers, after developing relentless focus and experience, can hit a kind of threshold in their capabilities, they can reach an incredible point in their perceptive power. This means that such an individual, with such power and experience does at a certain point, cross a type of energetic line, where those inner projections become so vivid, so life like, that these new places that they project to become true energetic other realities, other worlds. At that point it can be said that they have really, energetically, moved, become a part of, new locations, other dimensions, other oh so real worlds. Let me repeat that, other real worlds.

It is at this point, when these inner travels become so real through the augmentation of focus and the development of prowess as a projectionist that physical clock time is transcended. When this happens, a projectionist is unbound and breaks free to a great degree from the three dimensional cage that corrals most of humanity, and they can begin to explore worlds that are not just as real as the physical waking one, but are also other times, complete other lives, other dimensions, that allow such a traveler to transcend the average human notion of life experience.

Such people may be a certain age physically, but internally, energetically, experientially, they may be hundreds of years old, and may have experienced such wonders, such unbelievable adventure and living experience, that the average human world becomes almost boring and common place to them, and in the end this human, physical, three dimensional place becomes what it was always meant to be, just one stop in an infinitude of possible places available for us to explore.

At such a point, life changes for the projectionist, and at that point they will know as an energetic fact, as a lived and experienced fact, that those other dimensional realities are as real and stable as anything possible in the physical world.

But those that do not have this experience of knowing may wonder, how do you know that those worlds are stable? That they are as stable as the physical world? Could it be that every time that you project you are just going to dreamland or an infinity of parallel worlds, that are different each time?

That is a good question, and as a projectionist with a little bit of experience at seeing this supposedly absolute three dimensional reality from a position outside of it, I might ask such a person, how do you know that where you go to over and over again in the physical world, is the same place that you were the day before?

In other words, how do you know the locations of the places where you live? How do you know that they are not new places (new worlds) each time you wake up from sleep? How do you know that your physical world is stable? That it is an unchanging world? That it is not, at each instance, a new parallel world?

 

A growing number of modern scientists are saying that this world may be a persistent kind of illusion, a simulation. Is this not the developing theology of the times? And if the physical world is a simulation, how do we know that the world that we wake up to each morning is the exact same world as yesterday? How do we know anything is real, or stable?

Maybe the world is all fake in a way, a parallel world each time we wake up in the morning, what a nightmare perhaps, such a thought. But, to answer this question, the fundamental answer is I suppose, that there is no real way to know for sure that you do not wake up to a different world every day.

But I can tell you what a projectionist knows, and about the techniques that they use to map out territory and in that way find stability in alien dimensions, which can then help in understanding this dimension, simulation or not.

For them there are different ways to know, or create stability, whether you are in this physical world that may be a simulation, or another dream world, another projection location beyond this dimension, and it is something that most people, average people, do quite unconsciously, like a type of unconscious survival heuristic.

First, they internally measure how real things seem, in accordance to how real their senses say something is, they trust their senses and then they further make things more real and stable by following the consensus, the opinion of other people existing in this world. If it feels, looks, tastes, smells, and sounds real to you, and it is as real to another supposedly) as it is to you, and yet to another, and another, and another still, then such consensus in time means that for all of you this one thing, and eventually this one place, is real. The mob rules in a way. This is how we differentiate the sane from the insane, the relatively smart from the idiotic.

 

A map of the physical world is therefore created by your intellect, by you, through your perceptions and by the consensus of the people that you see in this world. In this physical dimension for example, you remember, memory is very important, and you trust in the consistency of your perceptions and in the consistency of all those around you, this, and those perceptions of perceptions, you remember. When this consistency is established, the memory of this consistency is your map. A map is a repeatable memory.

The fundamental difference between sanity and insanity, between a physical thing and an illusion or delusion, for an inner alchemist, for a projectionist, is dimensional stability (meaning crossing that threshold that I mentioned earlier where things become truly real for you no matter where you are as a lucid being) and the consensus by the mass of those aware entities (in this case the people) participating and focusing their unrelenting attention, on that dimensional location. Projectionists use those sanity rules to create consistency, stability, that they then turn into maps through memory.

Some say that only physical things can hurt or kill you, and yet as any experienced psychologists knows all too well, supposedly mental delusions are as real to the supposedly deluded as anything real to the sane, and those illusions from those supposedly deluded people can hurt them, and if they are believed with the fervor of the deluded, then illusions can hurt others as well.

If I tell you to think of a juicy sour lemon in your mouth, of the dripping sour juice falling into your mouth, stinging your lips, and your mouth waters because of these phrases, these idea words, then basically that illusion of an illusory lemon, is real to you in a way. These words, and this image is making your mouth water, something that is supposed to be an autonomic reaction, a reaction that you can’t supposedly control consciously, and yet you are, you are changing the supposed rationally impossible through a kind of short and shallow projection of attention.

If this is possible with a simple image, idea, held by a person with average power to focus, then what can the relentless focus of a master projectionist do? What can the delusion of a powerful inner alchemist do? And if such a delusion is held by a number of people, then is there a point when that delusion becomes real?

Inner alchemists believe that the world is a kind of highly persistent delusion where both dimensionality (a particular dimensional location bound by certain energetic laws) and group consensus; living beings either bound or freely focusing with unrelenting power on particular dimensional location perceptions, create a stability referred to as a world.

The difference between average people and inner alchemists is that people believe that this is the only real world. They believe this because they are stuck in this one dimension, but projectionist through their direct experience know, have experienced directly, that this is just one in a multitude of other worlds that they can travel to, that there are infinite persistent other worlds, out there, not just this one. And in that sense, this world is a simulation.

 

And just like the incredibly consistent map (through perceptive focus and consensus) that we have created for this physical world, this same thing can be done in worlds beyond the one that we call physical reality. In those other worlds, there are different things to remember and different consistency rules, but maps can be created just like the very stable and consistent one that has been created for this one.

 

Fundamentally, just like there is no real way to find out whether you wake up to a new world every day, there is no way to find out if you are projecting into a world that is very similar but with tiny differences. In the end all that we can do is trust in our map and our consistencies, or perhaps it is better to say that we should not trust any of our maps or consistencies to the point that we think they are all truth, all reality, but use them nonetheless while in this world or any world, because after all is said and done, that is all that we have these memories, these maps, to keep us somewhat sane, because after all (at least to an inner alchemist) the only real difference between sane and insane, is consensus.

 

In modern times we say that dreaming (projecting or astral travel) are a replica of the real world. Dreams are just so much unconscious noise and repression. Dreams can’t harm you; you just wake up. And yet, for those that can remember them better than most, and for those that seriously study them (and academia is not seriously studying them in my opinion), dreams can kill, they can heal, they are as real as anything could be, and yet they exist in a seeming no place, a dream-scape, that to the average person does not seem real, certainly not as real as waking life, the waking world.

But to a projectionist dream locations are real. Indeed, those worlds can be in many ways even more real than this physical place, and some practitioners have mapped out those other places with such precision that for them, this human waking world is in no way more real than those other alien places.

In the end illusion, simulation, reality, is a far more relative measure than most could ever imagine, at least for the inner alchemist, and thanks to such (from the average perspective) delusions, an inner alchemist can experience marvels.

To free yourself in such a manner, if you wish to experience lifetimes and unbounded realities like projectionists do, what you must begin to come to terms with is not whether something is real or not, a simulation or not, but that multiple things can be real at a certain dimensional, psychological, awareness, position and not real at others, and that we humans do have the possibility of existing in multiple positions, multiple dimensions. We humans can break the three dimensional cube, and when we do, when we can know directly that there are so many other real places out there, the reality of the real or the illusion of the mob consensus, becomes inconsequential.

The horror, the real horror is not that this objective world might not be real, a simulation, as some like to believe in this modern period. It is instead  that we humans (most of us) are stuck, being corralled, being kept like prisoners, in only one position, one dimension, even though we have the potential to experience so much more.

We are in a simulation, but not the kind of simulation that most people believe. Instead, the simulation is the clouding of the energetic fact that this supposed only real world, is just one possible stop for us humans.

 

In a number of my books, I have mentioned the force that rules this world, the world of humanity.
I have said that secret societies have known about this force for a very long time and have either worked with this outer world titan or have fought against this dark cloud over humanity since the dawn of recorded history.
This controlling entity has gone by many names and its attributes have been known to a lesser or greater degree depending on the power of the factions or the individuals that try to directly perceive this Titan.
In my writing I have refer to it as the archon and have described it and its influence in accordance to the current of inner alchemy.
This archonic power is a colossal and multidimensional sentience with what could be described as vampiric abilities and predispositions. It essentially feeds on the light of relatively evolved biological sentience it drains the energetic power the magical essence of humanity turning it into a slave race, a domesticated animal to be used in the same way that we domesticate and use and consume certain animals ourselves.
While it is the case that the great mass of humanity is under the spell of the archon, there are those that fight this predation. One such group may be termed inner alchemists, and as a writer and an inner alchemist myself, I have written about the techniques and the methodologies used by inner alchemy.
And after having access to this information, which has in the past, at least in my opinion, been kept secret from the mass of humanity, those that are now beginning to awaken to the power of these techniques, through mine and other peoples writing or through their own direct perceptions, may ask, have asked,
is it possible to escape the dark power of the archon permanently? Can a person escape the archon forever?

The simple answer to this question, the quick answer, is yes, an individual human being can escape the archonic force forever this is fundamentally the ultimate quest of inner alchemy. But the nature of this escape has a great deal of nuance and detail because as an uninitiated individual becomes an adept, their journey their quest to escape the archon takes them across an expanded and multifaceted road that intricately defies all ideas and rules about the nature of three dimensional space, time, and being.

To begin, as I have said, the current of inner alchemy, through their ability to see energy directly, to perceive beyond the veil of three dimensional physicality and the illusion of the new religion of the times which is referred to as rationality and common sense, knows, perceives, in a direct way that in the most fundamental sense, energetic containment which is an underlying methodology of inner alchemy, can allow an individual to break free of the bonds of the archon forever.
Through energetic containment, that is containing the energy that is given freely and innocently by the average person to the great predator, an inner alchemist can escape the archon permanently.
Such a beginning and continual act of energetic containment, which is an unrelenting focus that leads to a new individual energetic configuration, might seem like a relatively simple affair. One might think, just contain energy, that is all that is needed. But it is the case that such an unrelenting focus on energetic containment brings with it nuances and journeys that have far-reaching implications and do require in the end and increase in the complexity of inner action by the practitioner.
For example, as an inner alchemist begins this journey, they must be introduced to this powerful and all-encompassing methodology of energetic containment in a step-by-step manner, because using one of the many terms that have both obscured and revealed some of the nature of this dark titanic force, the devil as they say is in the details.
In the simplest of terms for the sake of this video, one can say that as an individual discovers the power of inner alchemy and they begin to implement the multifaceted rubric, the puzzle, of energetic containment within their lives, they begin to discover that the external world, the world that we refer to as reality, the world of the average human being, begins to affect them, matter to them, less and less.
As this unrelenting focus on the containment of energy, in order to not give up this magical essence that this vampiric force desires and feeds on, becomes more concrete in a way, becomes a life modality, becomes a new kind of configuration in the energetic body of the developing practitioner, this configuration not only changes their psychology, their internal mental and intellectual structure, it also changes their personal energetic essence and therefore there physicality as well to an ever-growing degree. We are energy, and as our energetic configuration changes, due to this ever expanding rubric of energetic containment, practitioners of inner alchemy begin to change both physically and mentally.
One could say that such an inner alchemist becomes more and more ethereal, that is freer from the three-dimensional world more and more, as the intricacy that is inner alchemy which is expressed through energetic containment and the many fold modalities and techniques of this way, become a true power in the practitioner’s life.
Such a practicing inner alchemist then begins to acquire a surplus of energy, which must I repeat must be used, redeployed, in such a way that it can allow for the greater development of such an individual as they journey away from humanity and what it is to be a three-dimensional object within the bounding walls and the many many limitations of classical mechanical space.
Again, for brevity’s sake in this particular video, such redeployment of energy by a configuration that is becoming less and less a three dimensional object through the intensity (the passing) of time, is important and perhaps the most important of these methodologies is, the art of projecting, which is the ability of the true essence of the individual, which is referred to as the ghost in the machine, to move aspects of that ghost self beyond the physical world and into new dimensions, new scapes, that allows such an individual to see directly, perceive directly, experience directly, that they are far more, that there is far more, than just the routinary reality of the average human being.
Such unrelenting focus and reconfiguration continues, and as it continues in relentless fashion the practitioner, the individual, changes and there is a point, that is very hard to define and pin down where both an external observer might ask, Is that person human?
is that person now an object, like I am an object, a body in space, or is that person a spirit, an inorganic entity?
The practitioner might even ask, am I alive? Am I a ghost?
If such an inner alchemist is no longer bound by three dimensional space and time to an increasing degree, is there a point when such an ability to defy these basic principles of what it is to be human means that this particular individual is no longer of this space? If they are no longer bound to the prison of three dimensions, are they human? Are they alive in a classical sense?
When this odd line in the sand that is nowhere in three dimensional space is crossed, in this practitioners journey down the current of inner alchemy, is there a point where this inner alchemist being no longer an object like all the other objects that surround us can be said to be no longer here, now?
If a being is free from time and free from space, in a way that sets them crucially beyond a certain demarcation point that we refer to as physicality, is this individual really here, now?
The answer, at least from an inner alchemy point of view is that they are (have become) no longer a thing and in doing so they have attained the coveted goal of inner alchemy which is the ability to break free of the three dimensionality corral that all humanity is bound to, they have broken free from the cage of the archon.
And in doing so, in breaking free, this individual no longer becomes something that can be pinned down even by such seemingly all-encompassing objective, object like, definitions and laws such as life and death.
The question as to whether a person, an individual human being, can escape the archon forever is yes, but this intricate journey that is beyond inner and outer space takes such a person so far beyond the normalcy and the routine of what it is to be human, that in breaking away from the archon they also break away from the rules that bind all of us to living and dying.
When an inner alchemist is able to break from the archon forever, they have also ripped themselves away from the ocean of humanity) and as I mention in my writings, they have gone so far and for an intensity of time that seems so long, that eventually they may stop and look back and realize that they have even left death far behind.
The intricacies of the journey of perfect and unrelenting energetic containment can be a complex one at times, and for that reason inner alchemy has often used a number of metaphors and a kind of symbolic language that has helped such practitioners in the past. But as this world moves into new phases, this old symbolism that help the inner alchemist in their journey and that also maintained the secrecy of the development of this new energetic configuration, in a time of life and death, is in my opinion at least, no longer needed at least to such a mind numbing degree.
In my writing I have therefore let go of this hidden cypher, but have kept some of the symbolism because in many ways it is still required, in order to have a way of understanding the inner map the inverted map that can take you to places where few have ever gone. In such a map for example, that leads the practitioner away from the prison of the archon there is this attempt to try to establish a line in the sand in a place beyond three dimensions, where the object like human becomes an unbound entity free from space, time, and even death. This line is referred to as crossing the seventh room of the projectionist, which as you might imagine is no easy feat, and sometimes a symbolic map can be truly helpful.
So yes, one can overcome the archon forever, and in doing so, one does not overcome just the archon but even greater forces, forces that immeasurably dwarf the simplicity of the Titan known as the archon, and allows such an intrepid adventurer and traveler to not only leave the archon far behind but to leave humanity and the life and death cycle behind as well.

We look in any direction and we see walls.
We look into the horizon and our eyes see a finite kind of termination to what is supposed to be infinite space; sort of like being stuck inside a snow globe.
We are told that this is the end of us,
that our eyes, our senses, can perceive only so far; that we have a limit and that this is it.
In our fiction we are told that something may be taking from us; that our power is being sucked from us… But what if we are the ones trapping ourselves?
What is the power the traps us within walls, within the cube of rationality? Who is the master, as the Zen koan goes, the makes the grass green?
It is us says the fighter. It is the secret King in us… Corrupted by the darkest cloud.
The fight is not with something Out There, it is in us!
The inner alchemist fights this fight,
it is a fight for the only thing worthy of us… Individuality and total freedom.

 

The fight is not Out There somewhere, it is inside of us. As I have told you over and over again in many of my books, the out there is not really Out There, it is only an illusion of perception, an illusion based on the rational conception of reality. The Out There is really inside of us, this is why the wave that I belong to is referred to as INNER alchemy, it is not the way of the Puffer, it is not the way of rationality and the illusion that endlessly traps us within a cage of external walls and hard objects.
To go within is to go without, this is the great secret.