Contact between the upper and the lower worlds became only possible through an intermediary, the Solar Energy sphere. This is not the physical sun, but the vortex, logos or Centre that works behind it. The problem is that since the lower kingdom is fallen, the solar sphere transmits both pure and fallen vibrations, in practical terms it transmits the Christ energies of Sophia and Logos and the Demiurgic forces of the Lower world. (Fig 5). In regards to the forces of light, the energies of the Pleroma use the Solar Spirit as a gateway through which man can be re-awakened. These forces are the Logos and Sophia from the upper worlds, when they are combined within a student of the Gnosis the spark of light within is reawakened and the person becomes Christed. (Fig 6)
At the same time however, it must be remembered, that the sun also transmits the destructive currents of the Demiurge, these must be resisted and controlled if liberation is to be achieved. The Solar sphere is hence the focus of the Aryan mystery traditions, whether it be Apollo, Mithra, Christ, Horus or Ra we can see the secret teachings in application. The Solar sphere itself became a symbol of the hidden mysteries, at rising it is the Logos, at the Height it is the Christ, at its setting it is Sophia. It represents the doorway through which fallen mankind can awaken. The imagery of the Solar sphere is central to our understanding of the technology of the Gnosis. The Sun transmits the forces of Christ (Logos and Sophia) as well as the fallen Demiurgic energies. (Fig 7) These forces control mankind and influence his
Forces of Light leading to the Static Kingdom
The Solar Sphere:Gateway for Light & Darkness
Forces of Darkness leading further into matter and oblivion.
religion, philosophy and way of life. We can hence see in the many sun cultures of the past both destructive and constructive interpretations of solar imagery. For example, the demand for human sacrifice to satisfy the demands of the Sun in Aztec culture obviously marked their loss of Gnosis and domination by the fallen Solar sphere. While the adoration of the three phases of the Sun within the Mithraic tradition helped explain the forces of the Logos, Christ and Sophia. (Fig 8), at the same time too, we can see the destructive and degenerative worship of Mithra in the Caesar Cults of Rome. We must take care when studying these theologies not to confuse positivyt and negativity with good and evil. There is always positive and negative, passive and active, while the duality between the higher powers and the twin poles of the Demiurge is the duality between Good and Evil, Ascension and degradation.
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The importance of the Sun/Son can be found in most Aryan traditions, whether it be Baal in the early traditions of Canaan, Ganesha in Hinduism or the Mithra of the Zoroastrians. He is the intermediary between the Lord of Wisdom and mankind. Mithra is fascinating as there is a certain myth which explains the nature of the Solar sphere with exceptional clarity. While Mithra is seen as a solar God at times he is also seen as a Saturnian God ruling over the Sun and Moon. This is because Saturn was related to Zurvan the supreme God of Time (equivalent to the Lord of Wisdom) and the Logos was related to the Sun and Sophia to the Moon. Hence, while Mithra was a Sun being the Saturnian imagery indicated to the faithful that the Solar sphere was simply Zurvan's presence in the lower world and this is an important truth. The Lord of Wisdom cannot manifest in the lower world due to the fallen nature of the Dialectic kingdoms, accordingly, the Solar sphere becomes the intermediary, the manifestation and the gateway. In some sense this is where the legend of the incarnation or Avatar originated. The belief that God came into the lower worlds is an adaptation or analogy to the process whereby the Lord of Wisdom manifests the currents of Logos and Sophia via the solar sphere into the Dialectic plane. For the Gnostic, Jesus, for example, was Michael, a created being who incarnated and became Christed, he was not God made flesh. There are many other entities who
being Old Souls achieve Christhood and become Son/Suns. In this sense these entities become manifestations of the Sun and hence we can appreciate how the incarnation motif became accepted. However, the anthropomorphic tradition of God actually entering matter as God is a corruption of the Solar mythos and a misunderstanding of the essential Gnosis.
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