From our currently known timeline, Vedic literature and practices remain some of the most ancient forms or spiritual techniques to utilize "consciousness" (Shiva/Light) with the adept's subtle "vibration" (Shakti/Energy) to produce the projected hologram considered "material reality" (Nara/Mass). Such is specifically taught within the pre-yogic/psychological school of Samkhya, which traditionally appears to be the root of the evolved tradition known as Saivism. Through such teachings, adepts were able to harness the experiences of "material reality", either as an illusion of Shakti (Mahamaya) freely dancing before Shiva, or a delusion of Shiva veiled and addicted to Shakti (maya) as consciousness becomes drunken by the play (Lila) of the pain/pleasure (heaven/hell) sensory mind-body.
For the ancients to conjure such philosophy, which creates the backdrop ideology for many physicists such Einstein, Tesla, Oppenheimer, etc., is a degree of evidence to depict that maybe the ancients were doing a bit more than sitting around a campfire engaging mental phantasms into the night as typically imagined by our current evolutionary models presented in academia. From the occult practices of scrying, particularly in the use of grimoire yantra/sigil based practices, though an adept may produce certain signs/symbols or full-blown apparitions within, say a "black mirror", it is the opening of the subconscious that allows such vibratory currents to enter the environment including the adept's vessel that creates the gnostic phenomena. Such is differentiated from normal feeling states, as whoever is conjured will produce unique frequencies, such as Angels or Deities, who produce wider ecstatic states not typically experienced through general human lifestyles.
Though the ancient nomadic lifestyle does hold some resemblance to the modern camping trip, with story-telling campfire, because of the lack of mental conditioning creating belief-systems that limit the human potential, such individuals may have practiced what our anthropologists have described as "animism". To prove "animism" in relations to "monism", an adept who is capable of applied kinesiology (muscle testing) can in "stillness" sit with a plant and ask questions such as the need for water, where the adept in "stillness" will then wait for the appropriate subtle muscular response indicating an answer. When such practices are utilized, a new form of communication with the surrounding environment is created rendering "animist" ideologies, showing connectivity and responsiveness to the adept's consciousness supporting "monism". Just as Angels or Deities create different feeling states, such is also found in the denser realms as plants, animals, etc., begin to each take on a different frequencies, which the adept may similarly subtlety feel in communion. It is important to note, that the Saiva tradition is tantrik-occultism, with the development of "sensitivities" or psychic abilities, including multidimensional exploration (akashic records, etc.) on the path towards Self Realization, or Siddha development.
The word "occult" should not be defined negatively, as the word equates to what the Pharisees/Saducees labelled John the Baptist's practices, Essene. Such evidences that being nailed to the cross and burned at the stake are synonymous. Moreover, the Catholic and Angelican Church have utilized Angelic magick in addition to numerous other occult-esoterica, all the while creating enforced bans in order to monopolize on potentially dangerous information. Nonetheless, the concepts the ancients studied and articulated are quite philosophical beyond root chakra survival tactics expected of the time periods, and rituals are quite detailed all meant to create a psychological-archetypal-cocktail to assist the adept in navigating towards internal gnosis. In other words, did Moses, a man trained in the Egyptian mystery schools speak to a random burning bush, or did he practice some of form of Angelic magick akin to the Temple of Solomon, such as the Shem HaMephorash. To take a gander at global spiritual history, the elite have always practiced something different, while presenting the masses with corporate style colonial institutions to establish a "divine monarch" based on limited texts, with limited room for assessment, and belief systems where elite shepherds can easily control sheep navigating their pain/pleasure body. Therefore, no actual separation of Church and State, despite the masonic attempt to build a New Atlantis symbolic of Liberty.
As opposed to heaven/hell systems plaguing modernity, scriptures point to humanity falling from "grace", or entering a dark period of "ignorance", which should beg the question of what was humanity like before the fall? It appears, that humanity was quite powerful in terms of consciousness exploration, and utilizing multidimensional awareness. As described in Qlipthoth practices, it is through Goddess Lilith that one is capable of navigating the subconscious in the Western traditions. As described in Tantrik practices, it is through Goddess Kali that one is capable of navigating the subconscious in the Eastern traditions. Both "wildings" stand above the male and chant God's name through invocations and mantras, a practice often prohibited. In diving into the adept's subconscious, the adept is essentially taking on the role of the Mesopotamian Innana/Astarte/Ishtar in diving into the deeps of hell for her beloved for reunion via alchemical marriage, to resurrect from the dead as a Goddess. Hence, at minimum, the ancients most likely held powerful psychic abilities, many of which still act as guides in indigenous cultures. This was a time where humanity walked the Earth as Siddhas.
In entering the dark age of ignorance, where man falls and is clouded from its connection to the divine as shown in the Qabalah where man in Malkuth is reaching for the Supernal Triad, those in the k(g)nowing created art forms, or spiritual/religious "permission slips" to guide adepts navigating their way through "material reality"with belief-limitations limiting the human potential. In the Abrahamic tradition, the fall from "grace" is represented by Eve, who marks the tradition for a veiled feminine, or a pacified feminine in contrast to Lilith. As both Lilith and Kali represent the subconscious, and are symbolically represented as the "Dark Mother", in the East the Goddess is praised but feared whereas the West has sought to differentiate and separate Lilith with Eve creating psychological belief systems that are then met with us versus them fanatical mentalities. In essence, the refusal to acknowledge Lilith, the Shadow aspects of an adept's conscious for which Lilith acts as a guide, is to continue to project onto the world psychological issues held within the subconscious. The adept moves blindly, hoping for external saviors oscillating between pain/pleasure, never looking to grasp the inner core of their "beingness" covered by mental conditionings. In the East, Kali is the ultimate kundalini flame, black as she devours all programming in liberating the adept from their attachments, another subconscious guide which returns the adept back to Shiva, Consciousness, God.
In comparing both the Vedic tradition with Jewish mysticism, numerous parallels arise, including the sanctity of sound and the use of such in a vibratory fashion to effect change. Both Brahmins and Rabbis indicate that individuals need to be "pure", etc., to engage such practices, including prayers (invocations/evocations) where such languages are to have holy "celestial" origin. Moreover, the syntax of the way the terms are presented become important in effect, where Hebrew has taken it further with gematria. Such languages have been used via multidimensional consciousness to commune with numerous astral (star) beings for guidance, some may assist the adept in ascent, some may challenge. The adept should note that the Hebrew language is not Semitic in origin, but from the land of Canaan, where the primitive nomadic Semitic groups completely adopted another culture, including religious practices. Nonetheless, the intent behind spiritual practices, or where you vibrationally place your consciousness becomes important, while some seek Self (Brahman/Kether), others may seek a governing monarch.
In entering the fall of man, or dark yugas, the Siddhas presented numerous art forms to assist the adept to ascend the tree of life. Just as in ancient Mesopotamia, the Vedic system continued such practices including astrology. Further, such arts as medicine, gemstones/amulets (prana-prathista), ritual invocation/evocation, and philosophical schools that provided the backdrop for physics are found within these Vedic texts, where the term Vedas simply means "knowledge". Hence, Vedic-Yogic systems were designed for the "yoking" or reunification with Self all the while assisting the adept navigate "material reality" based on their natural desired interests and conditionings. Within the Vedas are specific esoteric teachings known as the "Upanisads" referring to basically, the "cream of the crop", which like Hermetic philosophy, is geared towards Self Realization. Such were provided via oral traditions, as it was necessary that vibratory transmissions be provided to help adept's navigate their own vibrational field where teachings became "experiential". Through such practices, the adept is brought back to Source, relinquishing the need for further knowledge, or rather, any accumulated knowledge. As such, in "realizing" the "cream of the crop", you come to "Vedanta" meaning "the end of knowledge". Such would mark the return of the Siddhas, a "unified/connected" way of existence by means of "as within, so without", which would enact a global renaissance.
The gods and demons live within, because you, at the highest levels of your consciousness, are in fact the Universe, and everything that can be thought, sensed or experienced emanates from that singular point of infinite nothingness.
Symbols are designed to cleanse and protect and against cursers.
Sample Work-Product. Author's Grimoire.
Kali Kaula Mason.
Author's Energy Work.
Author's Binding Ring.
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No Free Will.
Character Just Does.
You Just Be.
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