Ancient Gnostic Text explains "The Nature of the Rulers"Submitted by Asclepius on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 10:48
A fascinating article about an ancient Coptic text known as the “Hypostasis of the Archons” which means "The Reality of the Rulers.”
It certainly speaks to the strange times we live in today...
This is how the “spirits of wickedness” maintain their presence in the world. “Hypostasis of the Archons” means “The Reality of the Rulers”. Who can doubt their reality? Witness our world now, a world controlled by violence and war, in which war has become an end in itself, a means of power to those that are in thrall to the archons, who have made themselves into the image of the archons, who have become the representatives of the authorities, the spirits of wickedness in this world. We can see the archons as specific thought-forms which are handed down to us, as the psychopathic creatures in all of us, those who take pleasure in the destruction of others, who cannot relate except through a relationship of power, whose purpose is to take gain from another’s loss.
This is the Roman world, the world that the early Christians were opposing. It is the world of slavery and control. The world of conquest and Empire. The world of sexual violence and sexual power. It is also our world.
The archons imprint their model on us, their dead world. That’s what we see through the eyes of the ego: a dead world. A world of objects, of things, bereft of life, hollow, empty, meaningless. A world ripe only for exploitation. A purely economic world. A world in which some humans have the power of life or death over others, a world where we can go to war for possession of a commodity. A world in which men and women, adults and children are slaughtered for the economic benefit of a few.
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