"If these remained silent, the stones would cry out." - Christ to the Pharisees, Luke 19:40
Let's start with the presumption that most of us are naturally repulsed when being told that we're not worthy of some gift because we're too stupid or too poor or just too undeserving. We now live in a period of history where we have seen the systematic dissolution of the middle class. We have this sense that everything we have held up as valuable - whether that be tangible commodities like gold or social norms like moral values - is under attack and being stolen from us by that elitist cabal so often referred to as the Babylonian Priesthood.
In the midst of all that erosion comes a futurist revolution in its mirror opposite: the act of creation as embodied in the rise of the Era of Artificial Intelligence. Now, mankind has experienced sudden technological leaps before. Think of the forward-thinking eruption in the period of Da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and the three industrial revolutions sparked by the Enlightenment (steam power, electrical & oil power, and the computer age.) But the revolution that is bearing down on us now comes with a twist. Mankind has finally created, not just a sentient machine, but a machine that is itself capable of becoming a Creator in its own right. The Created has now produced a Creator.
That idea is encapsulated in this short video by Max Tegmark. We might muse: Is AI the last thing that humans will ever invent because, from this point forward, all future technological advancements will be led by The Machine? Have we now spoken to the universal quantum consciousness and declared: "Let us make AI in our image," and thus the whole cycle now repeats itself?
My blog here will pick up on this theme and inspect it from within the context of the very literal Babylonian Priesthood who set a particular chain of events in motion 2,500 years ago. It was Gary Bell's final radio broadcast on Toronto AM640 last month that briefly mentioned a statement on which I've been wanting to expand. The "Spaceman" mentioned that your Bible has been changed. He also asked aloud whether the Roman Catholic Church was itself a Kabbalist project.
Indeed, Spaceman was correct, but, fortunately, a handful of Bible publishers have been correcting that egregious error for a few hundred years. In spite of their efforts, there are powerful Gnostic agendas that have kept mainstream religious indoctrination steered by a criminal act of omission. It's starting to look as if this coming AI revolution and all that is implied along with it was the motive behind that journey.
This subject has been brewing in the back of my mind for many months. I debated with myself over whether the subject of a 2500-year-old scribal omission is relevant to the very real-world blogs that get posted here at Rogue Money, or perhaps the subject is too religious and too "preachy" to be posted in this arena. However, in light of the above idea that Man has now created a Creator, coupled with a statement that A.I. engineer Dr. Ben Goertzel made a few years ago, I decided to present this topic by trying to display that Biblical alteration in a secular wrapper rather than a religious one. In fact, I can see now that the rise of the entire Transhumanist revolution is coming fast and hard to attack your right to their "secret knowledge" of mankind's origins.
In a freely available documentary film entitled "Singularity or Bust," Dr. Ben Goertzel made these statements:
Consciousness and awareness is the base around which all else is formed. Different structures represent consciousness in different ways. If you're around Buddhists or people of other analogous spiritual traditions, they take this for granted.
In the Middle Ages, they were talking about making a 'golem,' an intelligent person out of clay. It would walk around and talk to people. They were going to create its mind using alchemy or something. So the rational, scientific incarnation of it only started around the 1940's or so.
(See the 17-minute mark of this video, below.)
By summoning the "golem" in his remarks above, Dr. Ben has, either wittingly or unwittingly, recalled the mysticism of the Kabbalah. Of course, the elephant in the room here is that the AI programmers keep telling us that the arrival of the Singularity is part of man's natural evolution, even though it is self-evident that the new AI creatures like Sophia are themselves a product of intelligent design. Sophia did not emerge from the primordial ooze and I would hope that Dr. Ben would be offended if anybody insisted that she did.
Once Upon a Time, There Was a Judge
Before we dive into the history of the criminally-intentioned motives that altered the Bible, please allow me to set this up from a secular perspective:
Imagine there is a well-respected, important man who has a team of editors compiling his autobiography. Let's suppose the man spent his life as a Supreme Court judge and his career was quite successful with many beneficial precedents having been set by his decisions. Most people in society regard him with affection. Naturally, the criminals who received the blunt edge of his decisions are not so enthralled with him. For the purpose of this metaphor, let's say his name is Judge Thomas and the book he's writing is called "The Bench."
He and his team of editors complete the book and give it wide circulation. The narrative is written in the third-person but Judge Thomas has made it quite personable and compelling. Within the narrative, he makes it clear that he wants people to know him by his name, to understand where "he's coming from," and what the purpose of his actions has always been. He even invites people to get to know him personally once they read the book. He invites his readers to get in touch with him. People love him so much that they even name their children after him in different variations of his name "Judge Thomas."
At first, things go pretty well after publication. However, gradually, a handful of people who blamed the Judge for their sufferings embark on an agenda to keep people from reading the book and from getting to know Judge Thomas. They regarded the Judge as an evil man and wanted the whole world to believe that too. But they have to do this very stealthily because most people still respect the judge. How do you get people to turn against a person they respect? They do it by taking advantage of the people's own respect for this man. They softly begin spreading the notion that, since this man is so highly respected, it is better not to use his name aloud lest you accidentally besmear his reputation.
Respected elders and teachers within the community begin substituting his name "Judge Thomas" for the generic title "the Judge" whenever anybody talks about the man. After a couple of hundred years, people can't even remember what his original name was. A couple of hundred years after that, they can't even remember if the Judge had been a real person or whether his life story was just some pleasant fictional allegory.
During all this time, his book "The Bench" continues to be copied and translated widely. Some copies begin applying the elders' objection regarding the verbal pronunciation of his name to the printed publication of his name as well. Many newly published versions are still faithful to the first edition and do continue publishing his full name "Judge Thomas" in its rightful places. However, some versions do not. A new trend begins to evolve where his personal name gets erased altogether and is substituted with impersonal titles like the word "Judge" by itself or even slightly demeaning words like "Mister" and "Bossman."
Judge Thomas has a son, Tommy Jr., who was very concerned about this trend. His father, Judge Thomas, left it up to the people to decide for themselves whether they would get to know him or not, and whether they would defend his reputation or not. The Judge saw to it that some pristine versions of his autobiography would always be available. But his son, Tommy Jr., is moved to stand up in defense of his father. He spends a few years reminding people who his father was and why they should get to know him.
In the end, that small handful of elite leaders who hated Judge Thomas couldn't get Tommy Jr. to shut up. So they murder him. Fortunately, a small group of people believes that Tommy Jr. was right and pick up where he left off. They understand that the Judge's reputation is under attack. A moral issue like the Judge's reputation is one that can't be resolved with some phenomenal demonstration of power. Nor can it be resolved by the Judge issuing some grand manifesto or even by publishing a follow-up book; doing so would just make him look more suspect. The only way to resolve the moral issue of a slandered reputation is to see if anybody who knows the accused will come to his defense. When the defense has been made strongly enough, the case can then be closed. The accusers can be handed a fair and just sentence for their criminal acts of omission of the author's name from his own autobiography and the resultant slander to that author's reputation.
At this point, you likely can recognize the metaphor in the above illustration. The book "The Bench" is an allusion to one of mankind's oldest books, The Bible. The personal name "Judge Thomas" is an allusion to the personal name of God as it used to be copied in the oldest versions of the Bible. The son of the Judge is meant to represent Jesus Christ, who, ironically, actually told a similar story himself but used the metaphor of vineyard cultivator instead of the judge character that I have chosen. It is a simple tale that you can find in any Bible at Mark, chapter 12, if you'd like to read it separately (or online here, for example).
Scholars usually refer to the Bible's imprint of the Divine Name as the Tetragrammaton and it is often spelled with four consonants as "YHWH" or "JHVH" or even some other way common in thousands of languages across the globe. Regardless of how one spells it, the story of how that singularly important name came to be erased from the very book that was intended to make it known has a bearing on the Artificial Intelligence revolution that is currently underway.
Only the Most Holy Need Apply
Kabbalah is a belief system that seems to crop up wherever we look. It is one component of a package of other philosophy systems that includes the Hermetica and Gnosticism. In fact, the word "Kabbalah" did not really come into common use until the 12th century C.E., just before the period when the powerful Medici banksters saw fit to begin circulating the "newly discovered" library of ancient books that we refer to today as Hermeticism. As I've mentioned in a much older blog about the Mystical Zero, the Kabbalist/Hermetic revolution of thought in western society took off like a rocket as soon as the Arabic number system was introduced along with this new, esoteric idea that there was such a thing as a "Zero" and "Negative Numbers". Once that New Math was introduced, the foundation of the future Digital Age was laid.
In the extreme levels of Kabbalistic teaching - and yes there are levels in this belief system that even orthodox Jews are at odds with - the cabal of literal Babylonian priests who led its development began to engage in a campaign designed to assist the student to become one's own god. Consider this quote from a well-respected Kabbalah instructional site and think how this resonates with today's current headlong rush into AI Singularity:
Using Kabbalah, we can work with the fundamental forces of reality-reception and bestowal-to our benefit. It doesn’t only teach us the design of creation, but how we can become designers, as omnipotent and as omniscient as the original Designer of reality.
In the sacred writings that many today refer to as the "Old Testament," the personal name of the Creator was originally published over 5,000 times in those scrolls. Fragments of very old manuscripts of the people have been found that show that name being copied in a very ancient paleo-Hebrew script. In modern Hebrew, the four consonants are understood to be "YHWH". When transliterated into the German and English languages, the four letters become "JHVH". Other languages transliterate the same letters according to their lingual custom.
"The ancient Jews considered God's true name so potent that its invocation conferred upon the speaker tremendous power over His creations. - Wikipedia article "True Name"
The exact pronunciation of that name is debated but the meaning of the name is quite dynamic and is understood to be something along the lines of "He Causes To Become," a clause that emphasizes the creative ability of the owner of that name. The significance of that nomenclature will become self-evident in the context of the booming revolution now being led by Artificial Intelligence.
For hundreds of years, the use of the Tetragrammaton was cast aside as scholars and Bible publishers willingly went along with a Jewish tradition that insisted that we common, ordinary folk were not holy enough to use it. However, as archaeological discoveries came to light during the past 200 years or so, it became obvious that the ancient people of the Middle East most certainly did not feel that way. Furthermore, the pronunciation and proper use of that name was a regular custom, not just among the Israelites, but even among surrounding nations. When the Mesha Stele, or Moabite Stone, among other discoveries, was uncovered in 1868, the artificial barriers that had been created two thousand years previously to prevent people from connecting with their Creator began to crumble. The stones literally were crying out!
At the same time in that late 19th century, today's modern "mystery schools," centers of higher education, were busy pumping out the scientists and innovators destined to bring on the ethereal, digital age in which we now find ourselves. The race was on to bring that "court case" that I referred to above in my "Judge Thomas" metaphor to a conclusion.
How a Name Got Defamed
After the death of King Solomon around the year 900 B.C.E., and not long after the above Moabite Stone was inscribed, an elite strata of teachers from among the Israelites wanted a divorce from their covenant with YHWH. They began to look longingly towards the ancient wisdom of their northern neighbors, the Assyrians and Babylonians, descendants of the Sumerian tradition, for a way to achieve their own brand of godship. As a result of the Diaspora of 607 B.C.E. and destruction of Solomon's temple, other rabbinic leaders made their way to Alexandria, Egypt and likewise began adopting the nouveau Hellenized Egyptian traditions. This Wikipedia article on the subject of "Tetragrammaton" explains that the teachers who had once been entrusted with teaching the people the truth about the God of their covenant, and keeping the dynamic meaning of his name alive, actually began to lead them away from it:
Some time after the destruction of Solomon's Temple, the spoken use of God's name as it was written ceased among the people, even though knowledge of the pronunciation was perpetuated in rabbinic schools. The Talmud relays this occurred after the death of Simeon the Just (either Simon I or his great-great-grandson Simon II). Philo calls it ineffable, and says that it is lawful for those only whose ears and tongues are purified by wisdom to hear and utter it in a holy place (that is, for priests in the Temple). In another passage, commenting on Lev. xxiv. 15 seq.: "If any one, I do not say should blaspheme against the Lord of men and gods, but should even dare to utter his name unseasonably, let him expect the penalty of death."
Rabbinic sources suggest that the name of God was pronounced only once a year, by the high priest, on the Day of Atonement. Others, including Maimonides, claim that the name was pronounced daily in the liturgy of the Temple in the priestly benediction of worshippers (Num. vi. 27), after the daily sacrifice; in the synagogues, though, a substitute (probably "Adonai") was used. According to the Talmud, in the last generations before the fall of Jerusalem, the name was pronounced in a low tone so that the sounds were lost in the chant of the priests. Since the destruction of Second Temple of Jerusalem in 70 CE, the tetragrammaton has no longer been pronounced in the liturgy. However the pronunciation was still known in Babylonia in the latter part of the 4th century.
"Lawful only for those with purified ears and tongues." As you can imagine, every time somebody starts promoting an elitist view like that, bad consequences are bound to ensue. And so it happened that the ordinary people were meticulously led away from benefiting from a personal relationship with their Creator through an indoctrination process designed to make them feel dirty and unworthy of knowing Yahweh. But that wasn't all. What is even more sinister is that the upper crust of these elites "hoarded" this sacred name for themselves with the intent of using it as a key towards the acquisition of ultimate knowledge and power.
This Wikipedia article on the topic of "True Name" says this about the Kabbalah theft of God's personal name:
The true name of God plays a central role in Kabbalism (see Gematria, Temurah, YHWH [the tetragrammaton]) and to some extent in Sufism (see 100th name of God). The ancient Jews considered God's true name so potent that its invocation conferred upon the speaker tremendous power over His creations. To prevent abuse of this power, as well as to avoid blasphemy, the name of God was always taboo, and increasingly disused so that by the time of Jesus their High Priest was supposedly the only individual who spoke it aloud — and then only in the Holy of Holies upon the Day of Atonement.
By the time Christ arrived on the scene, the personal Tetragrammaton name of his Father was rarely verbalized. However, it continued to be written in the scrolls of the ancient books, such as the writings of Isaiah and the Psalms, from which Christ would frequently quote.
As a matter of fact, that man Philo was a prominent Jewish teacher in Alexandria, Egypt at the time that Joseph and Mary fled Judea with their infant son Jesus. For all we know, the adult teacher and the young child could have met each other. Nevertheless, we can be sure that Philo's ideas did not rub off on the future rabbi and Messiah. During Christ's 3 1/2 year ministry, he made it clear repeatedly that his Father's name should be hallowed, or sanctified, even to the point of including this as item #1 in the "Lord's Prayer." In the week that would lead up to his assassination, even Christ's followers had cast off the elite's prohibition against uttering God's personal name, as referenced in the quotation at the top of this blog.
On the occasion when Christ entered Jerusalem seated on a donkey, the event that is ritualized every year by Christendom's observance of Palm Sunday, Christ's followers immediately sparked the ire of the elite establishment by greeting the future king with words recorded a thousand years previously in one of the Psalms:
37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;
38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the LORD: (Jehovah Psa 118:26 ) peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.
- Divine Name King James Bible, Luke 19:37,38
And we can be sure that Christ's followers would have spoken all of the words correctly, uttering the divine YHWH aloud because the scroll copies that they had in the first century were still faithful to the original intent. Also, the following two verses show that the Pharisees demanded that Christ order his disciples to shut up. Those disciples must have been saying something to make the Pharisees mad!
39 But some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, rebuke Your disciples!”
40 “I tell you, He answered, “if they remain silent, the very stones will cry out.”
41 As Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, He wept over it.
- The Study Bible, Luke 19:39-40
It is no wonder that Christ wept over the city. This beacon of light had now become a pit of dense darkness. The city that had once been entrusted with keeping alive God's name and God's original purpose for the Earth had now gone completely off the rails. A few days later, Christ would add the proverbial straw to break the camel's back when he restored the life of his dead friend Lazarus, promising to do that same thing for all people who have died. That was a step too far for these elites whose control over the masses was now threatened by a young, handsome rabbi who was bound and determined to honor the name and knowledge of his Father.
The elites displayed their influence over the Roman status quo by getting Christ executed. 37 years later, their "house," their temple, literally was abandoned to them as the Cabal chose, once and for all, to break their covenant in favor of the new power they had carefully developed over all the kings of the West, the power of a different type of creation that would precede Artificial Intelligence, that is, the power of money creation. Couple that control over the West's monetary system with the ability to divulge or suppress esoteric knowledge traditions at will, and you have the tools you need to drive the productive labors of mass populations along a hidden agenda.
However, that wasn't quite enough to kill the memory of God's personal, dynamic name. And the Cabal wasn't finished either.
December 28, 2017: Today I stumbled on this well made docu-video that was just posted this week. It runs 48 minutes and is well worth your time if you are following this idea of #AI being used as a manifestation of an ancient "golem." Apparently, Dr. Ben Goertzel does not use that word "golem" lightly. Take note of the information at the 20-minute mark. See: