I recently read an article regarding the most pervasive of all secret societies, popularized of late with the name “Illuminati” but as it has gone by many names, it’s more an nameless order with deep connections into or part of a very long lineage of ruling families and / or royalty. More precisely though, this order is seen as the real controlling force of the ruling elite, who unlike them are never subject to the toppling of kingdoms, empires, governments etc. because as the story goes all the shifts of power were planned by them as part of an overall long term goal. So the old moves on and the new but temporary elite take the helm – yet the whole time the same controlling body never changes.
Rather than go into whether this is true or not, for the purpose of understanding how something like this might exist and what motivations are behind it, we’ll assume for a moment that it is true.
By the way, here’s that post for viewing: http://www.sott.net/articles/show/238401-The-Serpentine-Stealth-Of-The-Long-Range-Planners
To begin, it’s useful to start right there – at the beginning, it’s origin or potential birthplace. Logically, we’d start looking at a very early period in human history when it was first possible for large social control structures to take effect. For this we’d look to when human agriculture first came into practice. This is important as it represents the beginning of human dependance upon ourselves as a significant resource. Before this, tribes travelled where the food was found – they were nomadic, could sustain only small groups of people and were largely dependent on the earth. We added an additional dependency with agriculture. We became dependent not just on the earth but now ourselves and our own self guided technologies. As a result, we soon had very large groups of people by previous comparison occupying and staying in one place – the majority working the land and a small number needed to oversee things. Thus with humans being much more dependent upon ourselves, we had in its infant form – the power structures we feel locked into today. Simply, in the words of Henry Kissinger:
…control the food and you control the people
We can look to the bible story of the two brothers, Cain and Abel (who are described as first progeny of the first humans) for some clues about all this. Firstly because it may be seen as an allegory that hints at the psychology behind the birth of modern civilization and secondly we will see it’s origin places it where agriculture is said to have begun.
In brief, the story is about how Cain’s jealousy about God’s better treatment of Abel – led Cain to murder his brother and hide this from God. When God found out, Cain was cursed to be a wanderer on earth forevermore. It’s often referred to as the “Mark of Cain” – a visible sign of this curse that marked not only Cain but also his descendants. Cain interestingly was a farmer of crops and Abel, a shepherd.
This bible story also appears to originate from the much earlier Sumerian myth of Emesh and Enten and likely predates this as with many early religious or mythological writing passed down as oral history before anything was recorded.
Yet with the countless iterations from word of mouth and written translations etc, it’s better not to consider this as a documented event, but more so a resource to further our insights into the psychology of our early civilization and what motivated those who brought this into being.
Some of the earliest found signs of agriculture were in areas of South and West Asia (e.g., from the c. 20,000 BC site of Ohalo II in Israel, many Natufian sites in the Levant and from sites along the Nile in the 10th millennium BC). This is within the same geographical area as Sumer and where the story of Cain and Abel is said to have derived. The basic premise is agriculture was born out of necessity at the tail end of the last ice age. Given that people where trapped in pockets of land surrounded by the deluge of water from melting ice, to have enough sustenance people had to be resourceful and is believed began cultivating their own food through the use of agriculture. On the contrary, there are theories about the existence of advanced human civilizations that may have survived numerous ice ages, for example Michael Cremo has put forward evidence of human civilizations existing even millions of years prior to this.
If that is plausable, then it’s likely that the first renewed indications of agriculture after the last ice age came from people with prior knowlegde, who without written record kept at least remnants of this knowledge alive through oral history. And if that’s true, then early religious texts like the story of Cain and Abel which sprung from what is traditionally considered ‘the cradle of civilization’ would be likely informed by a much earlier human history. Baring that in mind, we can now view our earliest religious texts to be an important pieces of the puzzle, not so much to understand actual events but more so to further our insights into our earliest human emotional condition, how it evolved and the mechanisms that have drawn countless generations into our social power structures.
If we take the Cain and Abel story as an allegory that tells us about our earliest cultural and / or emotional condition, we can determine two distinct modes of being. One is represented by Abel – the shepherd who is the symbol of a “pre-civilized” or nomadic way of life, who relies on being in harmony with the pre-existent natural laws or laws set by a pre-existing being (God) to be abundantly sustained.
Given that God is present within the story, a deeper representation of Abel concerns our desire to be emotionally in harmony with God. Emotionally in the sense that we can feel God and more easily act harmoniously with God’s laws, which include God’s laws of nature. Interestingly, Jesus was also described as a shepherd who leads those who seek to follow to the way in harmony with God.
So in contrast, Cain is symbolized as one who must rely on what he can fahion or extract from nature to be sustained. As Cain was out of harmony with God’s natural laws, he was required to labour for his own sustenance. So instead of moving in a nomadic sense, he remained and thereby needed to cultivate the sustenance missing from the place he did not move from. Cain thus represents not only the loss of trust that we will be provided for by nature (or God who is the creator of nature) but also that the laws of nature are actually out of harmony with us humans and so we can only rely on ourselves to sustain ourselves.
Another metaphor in the story is now useful to consider. This concerns how the smoke on Abel’s fire rose directly upwards, while Cain’s always blew to the side. This is a key element that points to how being in harmony or out of harmony with God and God’s laws is an internal (emotional) condition, reflected externally (in nature). So both Cain and Abel’s internal condition affected the external conditions of their environment, even while they were in the same place (environment).This is often referred to as the Law of Attraction.
In Part 2 I’ll discuss what this all means from a perspective of our long past ancestors and also introduce why this is relevant to the Illuminati.