Self-Improvement and Interesting Knowledge

After reading my one book, Overcoming the Archon Through Alchemy, there are some readers that ask my thoughts, on what I sometimes refer to as, the Big question.

That big question is in the background of all our minds, whether we consciously realize this or not, and this question has many different facets, because like all big ideas, its complexity straddles many different perspectives, possibilities, and potential future problems.

This big question though, is only really consciously faced by a select few. These few are usually, but definitely not always, people that have the daring to ponder the big picture, and face courageously the possibilities that this big picture reveals. And this big question, as I have said, is a complex one; with many different angles.

It goes something like this:

Upon a true and deep examination of the world, that sometimes happens as a result of an accidental or worked at expansion of awareness, a person comes to realize that, there is something that is preying on us, eating us, and imprisoning us, within a cage of egoistic and self centered ignorance, all for its own benefit.

These select few begin to truly realize that there is a great dark force out there, just beyond the power of our sensual awareness, that survives by feeding on humanity, and looks down on the people of this planet, in the same way that we may sometimes look down on an insect.
And so, through these insights, the question, the big question; basically boils down to: Why?
Why are we prey for this evil thing, Why do these evil predators exist, What is the meaning of this struggle, and, what else can we do to stop it.

This is indeed a Big set of questions with many facets, and there are quick and simple truths that do clear up some possible misconceptions, but that are often times not the best policy, being that generally, as I have found it to be the case anyway, straight out and out cold fact is not always the best policy.

The reasons for this, seeming beating around the bush, when talking about the reality of life and our place in it, is not veiled evil, or a superiority complex I think, but rather a desire to not hurt those that you may care for. In the same way that you would not tell a dear brother or sister a shocking truth, but would rather give a long explanation with all the background needed, in the hopes that the final truth of it all is revealed to them slowly, without so much pain, as they ponder and discover for themselves, the sometimes seemingly cold ‘Epicness’, that faces all of us humans on this earth.
But once some of this knowledge is discovered, it is best to make a few things plain, so that these cold facts can help to bring even greater understanding and personal empowerment.

So here is a bit of cold truth, with great love and humbleness, for those that have faced the big picture and are asking the questions that such revelations may bring.

And these truths, begin like this:

We are food for other types of life, in the same way that a carrot is food for us.
A carrot feels, it has a complex relationship with the ground, the plants around it, the sun, the wind, the rain, and the whole of the earth. The carrot is a distinctive living being. It may not have an awareness like ours, in that it does not have the kind of flexibility of consciousness, nor the ability to intend as an aware self (as we can for example), but it is never the less a complex, intelligent, feeling, and highly connected entity that is in a continual state of inner growth.

The carrot also has a type of inner self, an inner being that strides many different dimensional states, and takes part in many different types of development, it has what we might term a type of soul. But this carrot is food for us and for many creatures. It is delicious and nutritious to those beings that eat them, so much so that some creatures develop different strategies, in order to have access to as many carrots as possible. Such strategies may involve the development of a good nose to find them, a good memory in order to know when and where they are most likely to grow, and even the strategy of actually planting carrots and setting up a garden, in order to have all the carrots that one could ever want.

But all is not suffering and slavery for the carrot, and even though it feels much pain at times ( and believe me it does, not in ways that we might consider sentient feeling, but in ways that sometimes even surpass our feelings of pain as human beings), this carrot grows a great deal, as it faces the many challenges it must face, through its life and death cycle.
And such a journey expands the carrot’s awareness, and gives it a chance to become more, always more.
The carrot is on a journey, we are ALL on a journey.

And so, one cannot say that rabbits and humans are evil for eating the carrot, there are no black and white answers. Certainly some humans from our point of view may seem to act in an evil way, in that they may abuse the power that they have and eat more than they need, or ruin the land trying to grow more and better carrots. But this is just a part of the complex growth cycle for humans, as they struggle against the forces that prey on them.
After all, lest we forget, we humans are very much just carrots to other types of life, and the Great Dark and infinite sea that surrounds us does not care, it is too big to care.
So we are equal really, humans, carrots, rabbits, and the Great Archon. None of us are any better than anything else.

And on a deeper level, why should such a cold reality matter.
We have been given life, and a chance to become more in whatever way we may choose. That is a blessing, and the striving towards that expansion of being is the greatest joy we will know; an endless journey to be sure.
So in the end, we should not feel bad for the carrot, it is on the greatest adventure possible!
And we should not hate the evil bunny or human, that eats that seemingly poor carrot, because they are on their own journey, and have their own pains and sometimes terrible struggles to face.

All that we can do as humans on this earth, is to accept our fate in humbleness, and see the ‘Epicness’ that we face as a great challenging adventure. A challenge worthy of the monumental beings, that we are working to become.

And when we get melancholy, and feel that we are losing this battle, we must focus on that massive expanse, that dark and infinite cosmos all around us, and let the fear of that sight embed itself into the marrow of our bones, as we imagine all the freedom and endless possibilities that will be available to us, the moment that we can defeat this old and nebulous foe!


  1. Bill MacKenzie

    Hi John – just finished reading ‘Overcoming the Archon…’ which was profoundly enjoyable and disturbing at the same time. I enjoy a good science-fiction yarn but this book of yours concerning the dark entity reads like some of the best Sci-Fi I’ve ever read 🙂 Just kidding! No seriously, I do have a question, with all the talk about Ascension going around, how would this affect people who ascend into another dimension? Would the Archon still be able to ‘feast’ on their emotional energy in this other dimension? Is there no way to avoid this predator? I’m not very versed in this type of entity. I also want to thank you for putting this info out there for all to learn and benefit from. I’m trying to digest what I’ve read so far, ‘Manifesting Wealth’ and ‘Overcoming the Archon’ before I plunge into the ‘Magnum Opus’. Cheers Bill

    1. He he, perhaps we can get Steven King to do a novel.
      Well Bill I would have to really know what those people mean by ascension. And it depends on what dimension they may go to if by ascension they might mean to move to a better dimension.
      In the book, The Magnum Opus, I do talk about what Alchemists (as I know and practice it) consider to be a type of ascension, which is an intentional movement into Inorganic existence, but this movement can only happen after the Alchemist has conquered the Archon in this life, in this dimension. And the move into inorganic existence is accompanied by another movement away from this part of the Dark Sea, and this along with gained power through this change of state, does free the Alchemist from the Archonic oppression forever to be sure.
      But this does not mean an end to individual existence, to life, and for Alchemist, life is a jungle, it is a predatory universe, cosmos; there are other predators Out There besides the Archon and some of them make the Archon look dainty. So in the end there is no escape from sentience, or individual existence, which means that for the Alchemist there is no end to being responsible for the individual self, and all the efforts that this may bring with it.

      To Overcome the Archon then is not about finding blissful heaven where all strife ends, but instead its about growing in power yourself as an individual, never forgetting that you are and shall always be, until your individuality ends anyway, a being responsible for your own fate, in a deep and dark sea.

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