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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Lord God Soma: In Bio-Chemical Context

Indole
Many Plants and Animals, on Land and in the Oceans and Seas, contain Indoles. Indoles are responsible for many of the smells in the World, including various Flowers, and Indoles are used to create Perfumes.



Tryptophan
This is what is in Turkey that people say makes you tired



Tryptamine
This is found in many plants, and Neurological Functions, it is the base of many other Molecules



Melatonin
N-acetyl-5-methoxy-tryptamine



Serotonin
5-hydroxy-tryptamine



Miprocin, the Lord God Soma
4-Hydroxy-N-methyl-N-isopropyl-tryptamine



Mipracetin, another Form of Lord Soma, another Face or Facet
4-acetoxy-N-methyl-N-isopropyl-tryptamine



This is Nature's Chemistry. This Chemistry involves Various Enzymes in your stomach.

Dr. Sasha Shulgin:
On the topic of psilocybin and psilocin, one of the most frequent questions I am asked is, "Isn't it true that psilocybin is immediately converted to psilocin in the blood stream, and so the two chemicals are in essence identical, molecule for molecule?" At this moment I always suppress a brief sense of mental fragmentation, with the automatic reply, "Where is the evidence that psilocybin is converted to psilocin in man?" If it exists, I certainly do not know of it. This clears my conscience. I really do not know the answer. But I have a tremendously strong suspicion that it really does. Any such ester, be it the phosphate, the sulfate, or the acetate, would all be easily split to the archetypal indolol by the ubiquitous esterases in the body. I do indeed believe, in my inner heart, that they all act upon the brain as the same end product, psilocin. And here, with the N,N-diethyl homologue, the same arguments probably hold as well.
The ratios of molecular weights for these ethyl homologues, 314 for the phosphate (CEY-19), the same for the sulfate (by the way, it's not yet explored in man, to my knowledge), 276 for the acetate and 234 for the free phenol (CZ-74), all fall into a pretty narrow range, from about 4 to 3. So, the weight of the ester component in the actual molecule being considered is a relatively minor factor in the dose calculation. I am at peace with the hypothesis that all four compounds are interchangeable in potency.
Some fascinating studies have been done in Germany where the metabolically active mycelium of some Psilocybe species have been administered diethyltryptamine as a potential diet component. Normally, this mushroom species dutifully converts N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) to psilocin, by introducing a 4-hydroxyl group into the molecule by something that is probably called an indole 4-hydroxylase by the biochemists. You put DMT in, and you get 4-hydroxy-DMT out, and this is psilocin. Maybe if you put Mickey Mouse in, you would get 4-hydroxy-Mickey Mouse out. It is as if the mushroom psyche didn't really care what it was working with, it was simply compelled to do its sacred duty to 4-hydroxylate any tryptamine it came across. It was observed that if you put N,N-diethyltryptamine (DET, not a material found in nature) into the growing process, the dutiful and ignorant enzymes would hydroxylate it to 4-hydroxy-N,N-diethyltryptamine (4-HO-DET) a potent drug also not known in nature. This is the title drug of this commentary. What a beautiful burr to thrust into the natural versus synthetic controversy. If a plant (a mushroom mycelium in this case) is given a man-made chemical, and this plant converts it, using its natural capabilities, into a product that had never before been known in nature, is that product natural? What is natural? This is the stuff of many long and pointless essays.
A valuable concept was championed by one of the most respected psychotherapists and academicians in recent years, Hanscarl Leuner, the Chairman of the Psychotherapeutic Department of the University of Göttingen. Leuner was convinced that the value of the psychedelic drug was in the opening of the psyche with repeated modest exposures, with therapy carried forth over a period of time. This is the "psycholytic" approach to therapy. An opposite approach is called "psychedelic." Here there is what might well be a one-time interaction, in which the patient is blasted into orbit with the hopes of his confronting his problem and also finding its solution. When LSD is used in the former approach, in psycholytic dosages, one would expect levels of between 50 and 150 micrograms to be used; in the latter (psychedelic) approach, the dosage would be in the 500 to 1500 microgram range. The first calls upon the activation and development of a process of understanding; the second can be seen as a religious crisis, or a conversion event. In Europe, the first was favored, but there were strong advocates (Unger, Pahnke, Grof) in the United States favoring the latter process. Here, CZ-74 was thought to be suitable only in the psycholytic role, in that it was too short lived and, at high doses, there was a restlessness and body disturbance that was not usually seen with LSD.
There is a second instructive point to be learned from Leuner. It was he who had made early observations of the psychological effects of CZ-74 in man (within two years of the reported synthesis in about 1959) and had carried out the most extensive clinical studies ever conducted, involving at least 160 trials in human volunteers. He presented two separate reports in 1965, to two very different audiences. To the psychotherapeutic audience there was a strong emphasis made of the psycholytic virtues to be found in CZ-74, including its very short duration and the positive nature of the experience. The sessions are called "overwhelming and ecstatic" with the "elimination of the hangover of LSD -- or any pathological after-effects -- even with dosages of up to 40 milligrams." The plaudits continued: "Thus, this drug must be considered to be particularly safe and suited for ambulant psycholytic treatment and use by psychiatrists in their practices." Almost everything was positive.
However, in addressing a neurosciences conference, also in 1965, and referring to the same studies and the same experimental population, he reported some pretty heavy duty neuropharmacological negatives. "In all sessions there were disturbance of body image, illusions, pseudo-hallucinations and hallucinations. In 50% of [the] cases, motor restlessness, aphasia, loss of concentration and temporal and special disorientation could be clearly observed. In 25% of the cases there was loss of impetus, derealization and acoustic hallucinations. More rarely and only with the highest doses did extreme psychotic symptoms occur, with increased volubility, depersonalization, cosmic-mystic experiences, delirium, schizophrenic behavior with catatonic fits and temporary paranoia." Almost everything was negative.
At a banquet associated with an international conference on the study of consciousness, held in Göttingen a few years ago, Alice and I had the pleasure of sitting at the table with Hanscarl Leuner and his wife. He thanked me for inventing 2C-D which he and his students had been exploring as an adjunct to psychotherapy. They had renamed it, initially DMM-PEA and then LE-25, and had apparently explored it at dosages that reached into the hundreds of milligrams. In PIHKAL, I had offered an effective range for this drug of from 20 to 60 milligrams. It would seem that in his later years, Dr. Leuner chose to move from the psycholytic camp over to the psychedelic camp.
One final comment. When you read a paper or listen to a lecture offered by a researcher of impeccable qualifications, take a moment to look about you to see who is along side you in the audience that is being addressed. Who else is reading his paper? Who else is hearing his lecture? How might the presentation be tailored to fit the interests of the recipients? The identification and recognition of your neighbors should play a role in your evaluation and acceptance of the presentation.

Dr. Sasha Shulgin:
"The major essential oil from that spice is myristicin, and it is the easiest source of MMDA. It has been reported that the passage of this oil through the liver of a rabbit will generate MMDA in that animal."

Dr. Sasha Shulgin:
"the synthetic intermediate 1-allyl-2,3,4,5-tetramethoxybenzene is one of the ten essential oils, the amination step from our hypothetical reaction in the human liver would make TA one of the so-called Ten Essential Amphetamines."

OBSERVATIONS:
Several allylbenzenes have been proven to form up to 3 alkaloid metabolites after ingestion by several animals. They do not form amphetamines in vivo as has been speculated in the past. The alkaloids detected in animal urine are tertiary aminopropiophenones of 3 possible subtypes: dimethylamines, piperidines, and pyrrolidines.
The allylbenzene elemicin has been proven to form all 3 different alkaloid metabolites after ingestion in animals by analyzing urine using gas-liquid chromatography and chemical ionization mass spectrometry. Safrole is also proven to form all three alkaloid metabolites after ingestion.
Myristicin appears to only form piperidines and pyrrolidines. Dimethylamines of myristicin have not been detected.
Allylbenzene, from which all allylbenzenes are derived, forms piperidine and dimethylamine alkaloids.
Propenylbenzene and its derivatives (asarone, anethole, etc.) do not form alkaloid metabolites.

Minds Post: Neurospirituality


https://www.minds.com/blog/view/833438125027012608

How to Create Ethereum Smart Contracts


This is how to create Ethereum Smart Contracts



mkdir my-eth-chain
cd my-eth-chain

gedit myGenesis.json

{
    "config": {
        "chainId": 15,
        "homesteadBlock": 0,
        "eip155Block": 0,
        "eip158Block": 0
    },
    "difficulty": "0x400",
    "gasLimit": "0x2100000",
    "alloc": {
        "7a69b359e86893efa3d9732e4c65ced51567edd0":
         { "balance": "0x1337000000000000000000" }   
    }
}

chainid: this provides a way to send transactions that work on  ethereum without working on ETC (ethereum classic) or the Morden  testnet. EIP 155 suggests following chainid values for different  networks: ethereum mainnet (1), morden /expanse mainnet (2), ropsten  (3), rinkeby (4), rootstock mainnet (30), rootstock testnet (31), kovan  (42), ethereum classic mainnet (61), ethereum classic testnet (62), geth  private chains (1337 by default). In our example we have used 15, which  is not used by any of these networks.

    homesteadBlock: the  value 0 indicates, it is using ethereum homestead release. Homestead is  the 2nd major ethereum release — and couple of days back on 16th Oct,  2017, ethereum did a hard fork to move to the byzantium release.

     eip155Block: the value 0 indicates, this block supports EIP (ethereum  improvement proposal)155. EIPs describe standards for the ethereum  platform, including core protocol specifications, client APIs, and  contract standards.

    eip158Block: the value 0 indicates, this block supports EIP (ethereum improvement proposal)158.

     difficulty: a value corresponding to the difficulty level applied  during the nonce discovery of this block. In this blog I explain how the  difficulty is calculated in ethereum, in detail.

    gasLimit:  gas is the internal pricing for running a transaction or contract in  ethereum. Each instruction sent to the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) to  process a transaction or smart contract costs a specific amount of gas.  If the required amount of gas is not provided to the transaction, it  will fail before completion. When you do any ethereum transaction, you  specify a gas limit — that is the maximum gas all the operations  corresponding to that transaction can consume. The gasLimit parameter in  the block specifies, the aggregated gasLimit from all the transactions  included in the block.

    alloc: this allows to pre-allocate  ether to one or more accounts from the genesis block. In the above  genesis block, the pre-allocation is done to the account we created at  the begining.

geth --mine --rpc --networkid 1999 --datadir <path-to-data-directory>

(CHANGE THE 1999 VALUE)

networkid: network identifier of this ethereum network. You pick a  value you want. For example: olympic (0), frontier (1), morden (2),  ropsten(3).

    mine: enables mining.

    rpc: enables an HTTP-RPC server. Wallet applications can connect to this mining node over http.

    rpcaddr: specifies the HTTP-RPC server listening interface (default: “localhost”)

    rpcport: specifies the HTTP-RPC server listening port (default: 8545)

    rpcapi: specifies the API’s offered over the HTTP-RPC interface (default: “eth,net,web3”)

--rpcapi "web3,eth"

--rpccorsdomain "*"

geth --mine --rpc --networkid 1999 --datadir /path/to/data/dir console

geth --datadir /path/to/data/dir attach ipc:/path/to/data/dir /geth.ipc

> eth.accounts
["0x7a69b359e86893efa3d9732e4c65ced51567edd0"]

> eth.getBalance("0x7a69b359e86893efa3d9732e4c65ced51567edd0")
1.295e+21

Download MetaMask
https://metamask.io/

> personal.unlockAccount( "0x7a69b359e86893efa3d9732e4c65ced51567edd0","password")

> var sender = "0x7a69b359e86893efa3d9732e4c65ced51567edd0";
> var receiver = "0xA9f28458eE1170F285440990c196c1592D3a73f5"
> var amount = web3.toWei(1, "ether")

> eth.sendTransaction({from:sender, to:receiver, value: amount})

> eth.getBalance("0xA9f28458eE1170F285440990c196c1592D3a73f5")
1000000000000000000

https://remix.ethereum.org/

geth --mine --rpc --rpccorsdomain "*" --networkid 1999 --datadir <path-to-data-directory>

To  connect, remix to our private network, we need to change the  Environment to Web3 Provider, under the tab Run. When you do this  change, remix will prompt you to specify the Web3 Provider  Endpoint — set the value http://localhost:8545. Unless you have changed the port explicitly, the default mining node will start on the port 8545.

pragma solidity ^0.4.11;
contract Hello  {
      // a string variable
      string public greeting;

    // the function with the same name as the class is a constructor
     function Hello(string _greeting) {
         greeting = _greeting;
     }

     // change the greeting message
     function setGreeting(string _greeting) {
         greeting = _greeting;
     }

     // get the greeting message
     function greet() constant returns (string _greeting) {
        _greeting = greeting;
     }
 }

Click the Details button

Now we can deploy our smart contract  to our private blockchain. Under the Run tab, make sure you have the  right ethereum account selected, and then the right gas limit is  specified. You can keep gas price and value as zero.

> personal.unlockAccount( "0x7a69b359e86893efa3d9732e4c65ced51567edd0","password")

Click "Create"

Then you have the beginning of your First Smart Contract.




Guide to create a Crypto Kitties type Game
https://medium.com/loom-network/how-to-code-your-own-cryptokitties-style-game-on-ethereum-7c8ac86a4eb3

How to Clone Ethereum, and What Ethereum Offers


I recently Created these 2 guides to show everyone how to create CryptoNotes, Coins using the CryptoNight Algorithm.

https://steemit.com/steemit/@marsresident/cryptonote-coin-creation-guide-the-easiest-way-to-create-your-own-cryptocurrency

https://steemit.com/bitcoin/@marsresident/here-is-everything-you-need-to-start-a-large-scale-project-minting-your-own-money

But I found out that it is actually easier to create an Ethereum Fork than it is to create a CryptoNote.  So here is how to Clone Ethereum. Using this 2 Part Guide, you can Clone Ethereum using Linux, even if you have never used Cryptocurrency before in your life, as long as you can copy and paste into the Linux command line.



Part 1

sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:ethereum/ethereum
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ethereum

If you want to stay on the bleeding edge, install the ethereum-unstable package instead.

After installing, run geth account new to create an account on your node.

You should now be able to run

geth

and connect to the network.

Make sure to check the different options and commands with geth --help

Download this and put it in a folder
https://raw.githubusercontent.com/ethereum/genesis_block_generator/master/mk_genesis_block.py

python mk_genesis_block.py --extradata hash_for_#1028201_goes_here > genesis_block.json

https://forum.ethereum.org/discussion/2571/python-error-when-trying-to-create-genesis-block

python mk_genesis_block.py --extradata 0x11bbe8db4e347b4e8c937c1c8370e4b5ed33adb3db69cbdb7a38e1e50b1b82fa > genesis_block.json

If you can get through the errors there, then go here:
https://blog.ethereum.org/2015/07/27/final-steps/

Part 2
If not, now you have everything you need to do it this way

mkdir my-eth-chain
cd my-eth-chain

gedit myGenesis.json

put this in that file
{
   "config": {
      "chainId": 1994,
      "homesteadBlock": 0,
      "eip155Block": 0,
      "eip158Block": 0,
      "byzantiumBlock": 0
   },
   "difficulty": "400",
   "gasLimit": "2000000",
   "alloc": {
      "7b684d27167d208c66584ece7f09d8bc8f86ffff": {
          "balance": "100000000000000000000000"
      },
      "ae13d41d66af28380c7af6d825ab557eb271ffff": {
          "balance": "120000000000000000000000"
      }
   }
}

geth --datadir ./myDataDir init ./myGenesis.json

geth --datadir ./myDataDir --networkid 1114 console 2>> myEth.log

(CHANGE THE 1114 to something else)

    Open another terminal window

    cd to my-eth-chain

    Type tail -f myEth2.log

    In the geth JavaScript console of your 1st peer (back to the other terminal window), type:

> personal.newAccount("</p> <p>")

> eth.coinbase

Check your balance with
> eth.getBalance(eth.coinbase)
Run
> miner.start()

Then go here:
https://blog.ethereum.org/2015/07/27/final-steps/

bootnode --genkey=boot.key
bootnode --nodekey=boot.key

To get your Public URL for everyone

geth --datadir path/to/custom/data/folder --networkid 15 --bootnodes
<p>
$ geth
> --mine --minerthreads=1 --etherbase=0x0000000000000000000000000000000000000000

And apparently, the way to get consensus is to have your Genesis.json  file put into your Ethereum Wallet. And it will turn the old Wallet into  a Wallet for your Blockchain.

Once you have done that, now you have some experience, so go here
https://medium.facilelogin.com/build-your-own-blockchain-b8eaeea2f891

Video about how to create your own Ethereum Blockchain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn73EX7zbCc

Ethereum Cookbook
https://github.com/hpyhacking/notes/blob/master/ethereum-cookbook.markdown

Truffle
http://truffleframework.com/

Truffle Ganache
https://github.com/trufflesuite/ganache-cli


dApps- Decentralized Apps


I just thought about this, in the World of Bitcoin and Ethereum and ICOs and all that, most people miss this part. So what you do in this Blockchain Tutorial is a Clone of what Etheruem offers, but it is a New Network. You can create Apps on it, and you may think "Ok, so?". And that is where you might have heard of some things that have happened, but not understood what it meant.


There is an Ethereum App called CryptoKitties
https://www.theverge.com/2017/12/13/16754266/cryptokitties-ethereum-ether-game-cats


Ethereum, and your Ethereum Clone, allows you to create Smart Contracts, that work like Currencies, but have an underlying Operation they have to Follow (the Contract). These smart Contracts allow you to do things like create Animals that can be Bred and Traded, or Fuel for actions in different games that can be lost or gained between players.

You can even create an Exchange on the Ethereum Blockchain that allows you to trade Smart Contract Tokens
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/etherdelta

Here are more dApps
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/ico-wizard
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/decentrex
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/bitok-dice
https://wizard.oracles.org/
https://decentraland.org/
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/sportcrypt
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/blockjack
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/etherwall
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/slotthereum
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/realms-of-ether
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/ether-rock
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/tipeth
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/cryptoface
https://www.stateofthedapps.com/dapps/smartex

And dApps can be used on the Ethereum Mist Network
https://github.com/ethereum/mist/releases

Cryptocurrency Towns, Part 2: Mystery Schools


A lot of people see statues of Zeus now a days and think that Ancient people thought Zeus threw lightning bolts at them, but before people knew about Gravity and the Atmosphere, they thought the Planets controlled the weather and it was specifically thought that Jupiter (Zeus) controlled the Lightning. Many Temples were forms of schools, or places that kept traditions and codes, similar to Freemason lodges today. For example the Cult of Mithras was the Government of Rome, Temples to Imhotep and Asclepius were the first Hospitals. Other examples are Orphism, the Mysteries of Isis, Dionysian Mysteries, Eleusinian Mysteries, etc.







The last known Record of a Pagan communicating directly with their  God, person-to-person, comes from a book called Sacred Tales written by  Aelius Aristides. Aelius Aristides took a Pilgrimage the precursor of  the modern Hospital where Western Medicine evolved, called an Asclepeion  which is a Temple to the God Asclepius which is still represented in  Medicine today by the Staff with the Snake.



In these Temples people allowed non-Venomous snakes to crawl on  them, while dogs licked their wounds, and they were prompted to sleep  and dream to communicate with the Gods to ask them what to do, or would  be given Opium and then have a surgery preformed while they were asleep.  In Ancient Egypt they did not really have any words to describe "Dream  Activities" and instead most dreams are something you "see" not  something you experience. The Egyptian word rsw.t means to "awaken"  while sleeping. m??.nm rsw.t means "to see in a dream". These Healing  Pilgrimages were popular at the time, and just before Jesus came around  it was common for people to travel extremely long distances to find  healing springs or temples, etc, where they could be healed, and  Christianity has retained much of this cultural tradition.



An example of a Mystery School that most people have heard of are Qabbalah, or Freemasonry, etc. These are known as "Western Esoteric Mystery Schools". More examples of Mystery Schools are "The Society of the Horseman's word" which started in Scotland and is the group that first spread Clydesdale horses. In a time when most people could not read, they learned using symbols and metaphors, and passed down knowledge through Mnemonic symbols, ritual, and literature. Another example of why people would have hidden knowledge this way is when the Roman Emperor Constantine saw the Cross in a dream and converted the Roman Empire to Christianity, not everyone converted that day. They may have converted officially, but they continued to practice their old Mnemonic traditions and incorporated it into the new traditions. Such as Stone Mason mystery schools being involved in the building of the various Cathedrals in Europe.



The most common Mystery School in the world today is a Fire Temple. A Zoroastrian Fire Temple is dedicated to Mithra, while a Hindu Fire Temple is dedicated to Agni. Some Hindu Fire Temples are dedicated to Kali and they are used for Cremation Ceremonies and Rituals.



Mithra (in Zoroastrianism) was considered the 3rd path (as opposed to the Good and Evil paths, Judaism later adopted the good and evil story and angels from the Zoroastrians) or the Grey path and the path of Illumination. They are usually Mystery schools.



The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was a UK organization that inspired the creators of American traditions such as Wicca or Thelma. The three founders, William Robert Woodman, William Wynn Westcott, and Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, were all Freemasons and Rosicrucians.

The Golden Dawn, by Israel Regardie is still used by people all over the world to learn about Mystery Traditions.

http://www.golden-dawn-canada.com/pdf/Israel%20Regardie%20-%20The%20Complete%20Golden%20Dawn%20(Black%20Brick).pdf



The Church of Light was a church that was established for the Aquarian age, meaning it is a New Age Church. It was established in 1932 and was meant to spread The Religion of the Stars.\

Here are their lessonbooks: https://www.light.org/brotherhood-of-light-lessons.cfm



The AMORC is what a lot of people might call the Illuminati. They believe that Jesus dying on the cross is a Metaphor and they use the Symbol of a Rose on a Cross. I am not going to say too much about them or else I will sound like a conspiracy theorist. But they are on Facebook and stuff. They even do free online classes and stuff. http://www.amorc.org/

Here is them on Youtube

Here is their Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Rosicrucian.Order.AMORC

And their Twitter https://twitter.com/amorc



DUP is a Sufi sect (Mystic Islam) that uses Sacred Passages from all world religions in order to sing and dance for God. They promote peace between religions and Gnostic type teachings that see Sacred Texts as more of a Metaphysical work.

They also do what is called "Sufi Whirling" which is a dance that is based on the movement of the planets in our solar system.

The practice first started in California but now has practitioners in 28 countries.



Nicholas Roerich is famous within Mystery School circles, he was a Russian Mystic and Theosophist who promoted the protection of Art, Architecture and Historical Artifacts in times of war, some people claim that he discovered the Holy Grail. Nicholas Roerich and his wife (maybe other people also) wrote these and they outline what is now called "Agni Yoga" which is the Religion that was left to the world by Nicholas Roerich.

 Agni is the Hindu Fire God.

http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_lomg1.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_lomg2.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_community.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_ay.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_infinity1.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_infinity2.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_hierarchy.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_heart.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_fw1.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_fw2.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_fw3.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_aum.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_broth.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_supm1.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_supm2.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_supm3.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_supm4.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_lohr1.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_lohr2.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_crossroads.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_FoB.pdf http://www.agniyoga.org/ay_pdf/ay_glossary.pdf



Here are some more examples of mystery schools

Based around Stonemasonry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freemasonry

Based around Wine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dionysian_Mysteries

Based around Christianity
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Esoteric_Christianity

Based around Promises, Contracts, Marriage, Christmas & Bulls
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithraic_mysteries

Based around Knighthood
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar



The Ogdoad (The Planets and Cycles)


Many people do not realize this, but your Calendar is a God, or a Series of Gods; which have been given different names in different Religions. This is known as the Ogdoad.

A "Month" is actually just 1 Moon Cycle, so a "Moonth". The word "Saturday" is actually "Saturn-Day", "Sunday" is "Sun-Day", "Monday" is "Moon-Day", "Thursday" is "Thors-Day" (also, Jupiter), "Friday" is "Fria-Day". The 7 Days of the Week are based on the visible Planets, this is the foundation of the Ogdoad. These days and Planets were then associated with Gemstones and Minerals and Metals, as well as Plants and Animals. This is called Mnemonics.

Saturn = Saturday = Lead =

Sun = Sunday = Gold =

Moon = Monday = Silver =

Mars = Tuesday = Iron =

Mercury = Wednesday = Mercury =

Jupiter = Thursday = Tin =

Venus = Friday = Copper =

The Ancient Egyptians had a 365 Day Calendar, they just did not have Leap Year. The way they measured the Year was by creating a Mud Wall to act as a False Horizon. And every day as the Sun came up, they would mark the spot where it came up; and at the end of the Year it would be back in the same spot, and there were 365 Marks. They knew the Planetary Cycles of other planets, they called Planets "Heavenly Bodies", because they were like Moving Stars. This is also where the Constellations come from. Aquarius and Taurus and Pisces and Libra and Leo and Scorpio, etc. Aren't random, those are the Stars the Sun passes through throughout the Year as you watch the Sky from Earth, and those give us the names of our months. A lot of people see statues of Zeus now a days and think that Ancient people thought Zeus threw lightning bolts at them, but before people knew about Gravity and the Atmosphere, they thought the Planets controlled the weather and it was specifically thought that Jupiter (Zeus) controlled the Lightning. Many plants used to be thought to have a cycle based on the Planets and not the sun, and in the modern "Old Farmer's Almanac" every year they publish the planetary crop planting cycle. And the history of Machines and Gears actually comes from the measuring of the sky on boats, and people making mechanical navigation devices. So Machines come from this also.



All of this may seem like some Ancient Religion, but it is not. It has been preserved within Hinduism. India is the only Country in which the Population has never been replaced by Invaders, and they have used the same Temples and had the same Gods for at least 4,500 years. The Sun is called "Surya", the Moon and Liquid are called "Soma", Fire is called "Agni". And these Gods all have many names, and take many forms; the metaphor used is the Facets of a Diamond, and this is where Diamond Crafting comes from and why Hindu Gods have so many faces. 90% of the World's Diamonds are crafted in one place in India.

And it gets deeper than this. Egyptians were using Geometry to do Calculus, Math and Language used to be the same thing until Roman Numerals were invented. The Hebrew and Greek Alphabet are also their Numeric System. Language is something that was created, and specific Languages were created by the Phoenicians for specific purposes; and they also created the Royal Purple, Blue and Crimson that has become popular in Middle Eastern and European Culture.



Venus = ♀

Mars = ♂


Sun = Gold

Moon = Silver

Mercury = Mercury

Venus = Copper

Mars = Iron

Jupiter = Tin

Saturn = Lead



Aries, the Ram = April = Amethyst =

Taurus, the Bull = May = Agate =

Gemini, the Twins = June = Beryl =

Cancer, the Crab = July = Emerald =

Leo, the Lion = August = Ruby =

Virgo, the Virgin = September = Jasper =

Libra, the Balance = October = Diamond =

Scorpio, the Scorpion = November = Topaz =

Sagittarius, the Archer = December = Carbuncle =

Capricorn, the Goat = January = Onyx Chalcedony =

Aquarius, the Waterbearer = February = Sapphire =

Pisces, the Fishes = March = Chrysolite =






When people think of a "Soul", they usually think of some Magic force inside of you that God takes to heaven. So any time you hear the word "Soul", you think it must be similar to what Christians imagine. But Christianity was kind of made up "on the fly" and isn't even as intricate as Judaism, the Ancient Egyptians had a much more intricate and realistic version of the Soul.

The Eye of Horus/The Eye of Wadjet was important to the dead. The symbol was meant to protect, as well as to Symbolize the 6 Senses, being Taste, Touch, Sight, Hearing, Smell and Thought.

The first example of the Soul is the Shadow which they called Sheut. They would make Statues and Silhouettes to preserve the Shadow after death. It was believed that your Shadow was your connection to the Afterlife.

Your name, known as a "Ren" in Ancient Egypt, was another aspect of Soul. It was believed that as long as a name was spoken, the person's Soul was still alive in some way. And the more a person's name was written the better, because then it had more chances of surviving and being read and spoken.

The Ka is the vital essence of a person. This would be the life Spark in someone that would determine if they were alive or dead. In modern times we would point to "Brain Dead" as the point of the Ka being gone.

The Egyptians did not value the brain like we do, they believed that the Heart was the seat of the body, since it flows to all parts. the Heart was known as "Ib", most of our ideas about Hearts being important for things comes from Egypt. Later, European people would think the Liver was the most important, which is why it is called the "Live-er". In German it is something like "Lifer".

"Ba" is similar to the idea of a person's personality and what makes them unique. Anything could have a "Ba", such as an Instrument. If you have a relationship with a Car, Gun, or a Golf Club, or Whatever, then it probably has a "Ba" and you have maybe even given it a Ren. People who smoke Marijuana give their Pipes/Bongs Ren and people try to choose them for their Ba, they just don't use those terms. The Ba was not considered different from the person, and this is the part of a person that you can see in your dreams. Even after a person is dead, and no longer part of this world, their personality or uniqueness can still persist in the family and friends of the person. The Ba is almost impossible to compare to the Christian idea of soul, the ideas are SO different that when Christianity came to Egypt, they had to use the word Psyche to get them to understand the Christian soul. The Ba is a much more physical real thing, and you can still see the other person's Ba in your dreams after they die.

The word "Ba" for Soul was the same as the word "Ba" for Ram, so it was common to depict dead people and Gods with Horns to show their Soul aspect. This ideology is also the reason most Ancient religions allowed people to Sacrifice Rams for their sins.

Akh is your living intellect, or maybe what we would now call your "Mind" or maybe what the Greeks would call "Ego". If you have ever taken Mushrooms and looked in the Mirror and realized that whatever "You" are is not a body (this is known as Ego Loss), then you have experienced your Akh. It was believed that after death, the Ba and the Ka would come together and reform the Akh. And there was a perceived risk that the Akh could die again.

Akhenaten was a very hated Pharaoh because he believed he was Gods representative on Earth and changed the Egyptian religion, his son is King Tut, restored the Gods. The priests set his ghost to wander the Desert, and people still claim to meet him out there.

Various Tribes around the world are the best examples of Rites  of Passage, as well as examples of Social Phenomenon such as the Kula  Ring.

Rites of Passage in a Society shape the people in that Society. What  makes you a man? What makes you a woman? Where does your belief that you  have value come from? What is your purpose? What roles are acceptable  or taboo for you to take as an adult? These all come from Rites of  Passage. There have been Rites of Passage in every culture ever. A good  example is a Bar Mitzvah in the Jewish Culture or a Quinceanera in the  Mexican Culture, these are Rites of Passage. Other examples are turning  15 and getting a driver's permit, turning 16 and getting a Driver's  License, turning 18 and buying Cigarettes or  21 and buying Alcohol.



An example of this in action, at its most simple level, is in the  recruitment of children into the FARC forces. In Columbia in their  Revolution they would go out and look for teenagers, teach them about  the Revolution being launched from the Jungle, offer them a Gun and a  Bandana, and they would join. The Gun and the Bandana are the Rites of  Passage, as they may have previously seen people walking around with  Guns and Bandanas and maybe looked up to them. So when they received  their Gun and Bandana it is when they became an adult. This can also  been seen in the Cartels in Mexico. The Cartels in Mexico see themselves  as the Warrior Class of their Aztec ancestors, but in the modern World.  So someone could even have their whole family killed by the Cartel only  to join because the Cartel becomes like their family. These are all  examples of Rites of Passage and how they operate on the human Psyche.  Rites of Passage  are an important part of any society, because they are  an important part of every person's life. In Ancient Greece and  Egypt many of the different Fraternities and Sororities that worshipped  various Gods included various Rites of Passage. Many of them had been  passed down for thousands of years and had very specific purposes, as  each God was like a different Art or a different Science or a different  phenomenon of Nature, and the Rites of Passage were tightly knit to fit  within the culture of that God. Freemason's still do this today, and are  all about equality (no one can tell anyone else's class when they wear  the suit), and voting for titles rather than being born with them, etc.  Going to jail can even be a Rite of Passage and often is. In the 60s  people had sit ins in their schools, demonstrations in the streets, and  protests and riots that were announced Nationally, as well as concerts  like Woodstock.


Abraxas (Language, Math and Time)



Roman Numerals were one of the first times Language and Math became 2 different things.


Ancient Egyptians were doing insanely complicated Math problems using Geometry, with no Algebra or Calculus. Algebra is actually a Arabic word, Al Gebra. Calculus was invented by Newton who accidentally discovered Gravity while attempting to calculate when the world would end using numerical values from the Bible.


When the sites of Ancient Egypt were discovered by Napoleon they had been abandoned, robbed, and basically forgotten. The person who really unlocked the secrets of Ancient Egypt and laid the foundation for modern Archaeology is Flinders Petrie. What he did in Ancient Egypt was find board games that had not been played in thousands of years and worked to figure out how the game was played, he analyzed small globs of metal and glass that were found all over Egypt and concluded that they were used on scales as standard weights to go by. So much of this comes from Ancient Egypt (which goes all the way back to 3000 BC+ when King Scorpion United the Upper and Lower Kingdoms, and Imhotep invented Stairs, Columns, Surgery, and Medicine around 2,500 BC), but the Mathematics were best preserved in Greek and Roman Culture.





The Primary God of "Math" in Ancient Egypt was Ma'at, who is the Goddess of Truth, Balance, Justice, Law and Order, similar to Lady Justice. You can still find remnants of the Kemetic Religion in Math today. For example, the "Equal Sign" (=) if explained to an Ancient Egyptian person, would be "Ma'at" to them. Ma'at was the Balance in the universe, and they drew her as a Scale or as a lady with wings on her arms.



They also had the Goddess Sheshat, who was the Goddess of Record Keeping and Measurement. Ropes were important to her followers, and they were the ones who would measure the ground before the buildings would start building. Egyptians also invented the first Cranes used for Building.



One tool in Ancient Egypt was the Nileometer, which was like an underground tower that would fill up with Water, and they would use it to measure how much water was in the Nile, then they could make the right irrigation paths and store enough water in artificial lakes to water the crops all year.





Abraxas. For this name the Greek table is used. Abraxas in Greek is Ἀβραξας. Α = 1, β = 2, ρ = 100, α = 1, ξ =60, α = 1, ς = 200, the sum being 365, the number of days in the year. This number furnishes the key to the mystery of Abraxas, who is symbolic of the 365 Æons, or Spirits of the Days, gathered together in one composite personality. Abraxas is symbolic of five creatures, and as the circle of the year actually consists of 360 degrees, each of the emanating deities is one-fifth of this power, or 72, one of the most sacred numbers in the Old Testament of the Jewish people and in their Qabbalistic system.



This combination of Alphanumerical values created a lot of abstract thought, which eventually became Math. For example, Algebra is Al-Jebr, and it is a Mathematical System that was invented in Islamic Mosques. But far before Algebra was invented, Algebra was being done using Geometry, for example the Pythagorean theorem.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algebra#Early_history_of_algebra http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moscow_Mathematical_Papyrus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhind_Mathematical_Papyrus http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plimpton_322


And even before the Pythagorean theorem came Isopseophy and Gematria. Isopsephy is in the first image above where the Greek Letters have Numerical Values. But then they would take the numerical values of each letter to create a numerical value for each word. This helped them create the Mathematical systems we use today.





Then there was the Jewish form of Isopsephy which is called Gematria. They took a step further than Isopsephy, what Gematria does is take the value of each letter to create a word value the same as Isopsephy, but then if 2 words have the same value then they are considered the same. The Hebrew word for "alive" has a value of 18 if I remember correctly, so 18 is considered a lucky number and any other word with a value of 18 was considered lucky as well. This was also correlated with the Kabbalistic Tree of Life to create a bunch of Numerical systems.



Then there is Zairja. This was invented after Algebra by the Mulsims. It is the same as Isopsephy and Gematria except that it goes even another step further and instead of just adding up Numerical values of words and matching them up, you then do Algebra with your sentences and Paragraphs to see if the Paragraph contains the answer to the question. This was/is used as kind of a Random idea generator.

Pythagorean Math

The first step in obtaining the numerical value of a word is to resolve it back into its original tongue. Only words of Greek or Hebrew derivation can be successfully analyzed by this method, and all words must be spelled in their most ancient and complete forms. Old Testament words and names, therefore, must be translated back into the early Hebrew characters and New Testament words into the Greek. Two examples will help to clarify this principle. 

The Demiurgus of the Jews is called in English Jehovah, but when seeking the numerical value of the name Jehovah it is necessary to resolve the name into its Hebrew letters. It becomes יהוה, and is read from right to left. The Hebrew letters are: ה, He; ו, Vau; ה, He; י, Yod; and when reversed into the English order from left to right read: Yod-He-Vau-He. By consulting the foregoing table of letter values, it is found that the four characters of this sacred name have the following numerical significance: Yod equals 10. He equals 5, Vau equals 6, and the second He equals 5. Therefore, 10+5+6+5=26, a synonym of Jehovah. If the English letters were used, the answer obviously would not be correct. 

All higher numbers can be reduced to one of the original ten numerals, and the 10 itself to 1. Therefore, all groups of numbers resulting from the translation of names of deities into their numerical equivalents have a basis in one of the first ten numbers. By this system, in which the digits are added together, 666 becomes 6+6+6 or 18, and this, in turn, becomes 1+8 or 9. According to Revelation, 144,000 are to be saved. This number becomes 1+4+4+0+0+0, which equals 9, thus proving that both the Beast of Babylon and the number of the saved refer to man himself, whose symbol is the number 9. This system can be used successfully with both Greek and Hebrew letter values. 

The original Pythagorean system of numerical philosophy contains nothing to justify the practice now in vogue of changing the given name or surname in the hope of improving the temperament or financial condition by altering the name vibrations. 

There is also a system of calculation in vogue for the English language, but its accuracy is a matter of legitimate dispute. It is comparatively modern and has no relationship either to the Hebrew Qabbalistic system or to the Greek procedure. The claim made by some that it is Pythagorean is not supported by any tangible evidence, and there are many reasons why such a contention is untenable. The fact that Pythagoras used 10 as the basis of calculation, while this system uses 9--an imperfect number--is in itself almost conclusive. Furthermore, the arrangement of the Greek and Hebrew letters does not agree closely enough with the English to permit the application of the number sequences of one language to the number sequences of the others. Further experimentation with 

Column 

1 Names of the Hebrew letters. 

2 Samaritan Letters. 

3 Hebrew and Chaldean letters. 

4 Numerical equivalents of the letters. 

5 Capital and small Greek letters. 

6 The letters marked with asterisks are those brought to Greece from Phœnicia by Cadmus. 

7 Name of the Greek letters. 

8 Nearest English equivalents to the Hebrew, Greek, and Samaritan Letters. 

NOTE. When used at the end of a word, the Hebrew Tau has the numerical value 440, Caph 500, Mem 600, Nun 700, Pe 800, Tzadi 900. A dotted Alpha and a dashed Aleph have the value of 1,000. 

1 A J S 2 B K T 3 C L U 4 D M V 5 E N W 6 F O X 7 G P Y 8 H Q Z 9 I R 

The letters under each of the numbers have the value of the figure at: the top of the column. Thus, in the word man, M = 4, A = 1, N = 5: a total of 10. The values of the numbers are practically the same as those given by the Pythagorean system. 

The Pythagoreans declared arithmetic to be the mother of the mathematical sciences. This is proved by the fact that geometry, music, and astronomy are dependent upon it but it is not dependent upon them. Thus, geometry may be removed but arithmetic will remain; but if arithmetic be removed, geometry is eliminated. In the same manner music depends upon arithmetic, but the elimination of music affects arithmetic only by limiting one of its expressions. The Pythagoreans also demonstrated arithmetic to be prior to astronomy, for the latter is dependent upon both geometry and music. The size, form, and motion of the celestial bodies is determined by the use of geometry; their harmony and rhythm by the use of music. If astronomy be removed, neither geometry nor music is injured; but if geometry and music be eliminated, astronomy is destroyed. The priority of both geometry and music to astronomy is therefore established. Arithmetic, however, is prior to all; it is primary and fundamental.