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The book could have been written in a slightly more approachable language.
It is too "scholar" for my taste and one needs to have a strong will to finish it.
Nevertheless, the connections and insights that it sparks in ones mind are chilling to say the least.
After finishing it, I feel kinda depressed for the future of the newcoming generations, and the role technology
is playing right now in our societies, but at the same time I also feel happy that I've finished as it gave me a new
perspective on where the human race is headed to... Fasten your seat belts...
If you want a more approachable text consider reading "Technocracy Rising: The Trojan Horse Of Global Transformation"
by Patrick M. Wood
Farrell, with great prescience (pre-science?), reminds us that the wizarding world of the ancient alchemists still directs our most modern ambitions and that we never really left wizardry behind, so central is its thought to the development of humanity, no matter how much technology may mask its hoary presence.
He begins with the "Tower of Babel Moment of History" and gives several differing cultural versions of that event from the Mesopotamian, Mayan, Platonic, Hindu Vedic, and what he calls the Three Great Yawhisms perspectives. What he chronicles is the corruption of a primordial unity and high knowledge that characterized human understanding by the subsequent imposition of an increasing differentiation or division into parts, engineered most dramatically and recently by the Yawhisms of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Farrell considers this division a great inversion of the primordial unity based upon social engineering, which produced a state of conflict by empowering an elite which introduces and maintains it. In other words, monotheism postulated a special knowledge that can be obtained only by a special revelation, and this knowledge is by definition universally true. From this separative hypothesis conflict and division multiplies exponentially.
Farrell then reviews the Hermetic basis of modern physics leading to contemporary science's "Promethian Ambition" to "manipulate, engineer and eventually, to even create life itself" just as alchemy sought to create the "homunculus" or artificially created man. The philosophic basis for this enterprise stems from the Tower of Babel moment when humanity was differentiated from the primordial unity. Traditional alchemists sought to affirm this unity and use it as the incontrovertible dynamic of human fulfillment--"As above, so below". But science, through the misapplication of Newton's (and others') theories, isolated humanity from its primordial unity. Enter Frankenstein.
Frankenstein is a powerful symbol of an alchemy gone wrong. Man the microcosm becomes man the macrocosm, the creator and director of life itself. The natural magic of Harry Potter will now be realized through technologies which will create "full immersion virtual reality environments, as well as in real reality, using nanoscale devices." The goal of Transhumansism, says Farrell, is to "directly project and amplify the power of our thoughts throughout the universe." And what could possibly be wrong with that? Consider the inherent modification of "human consciousness and behavior DIRECTLY via computer implants" in this grand scheme. "What is being engineered" argues Farrell, "is literally a technological version of the corporate person, where it is no longer a legal metaphor, but a technological reality, a single 'distributed and interconnected brain'. . .", the Borg, in short.
Farrell's vision of the fruits of Transhumanist thinking dwarfs the utopian aspirations of those wacky, wonderful guys, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, Woodrow Wilson, Charles Lindbergh, and Der Fuehrer himself, Adolf Hitler, with their forays into eugenics, hoping to engineer an improved humanity. Still, the corporate foundations created by Rockefeller and Ford pursue their original ends. Their fervor undiminished, they continue to toy with the ancillary improvements on the human condition leading to the final man/machine interface. Already, they have given us Frankenfoods as part of their obsession with hybridization in general.
Farrell's message is essentially that of "fools rush in. . . ." He draws evidence for his contentions from almost every source imaginable, but particularly from nineteenth-century English literature. Literary visionaries at the height of the Industrial Revolution already foresaw what the "mineralization" of man could lead to in terms of a mechanized (or technologized) biology.
As is usual with Farrell's books, an almost encyclopedic knowledge is required to appreciate the scope of his arguments, but trusting his erudition to be well-founded will go a long way toward making this book an accessible one.
Unless already familiar with a transhumanism subject as a reference ...a reader might skip this book entirely .
I have also read his works with co-author Dr. Scott deHart, Grid of the Gods and Yahweh: The Two-Faced God.
This book is perhaps the most challenging read. If you need to have perfect copy in order to maintain your concentration then this might not be the best book for you. But if you care to peer behind the words and want to attempt to climb past the Tower of Babel moment and glimpse the unified hyper analogical physics/philosophy/cosmology/biology/chemistry/artistic/spirituality alcience, then this book provides absolutely essential thoughts to enable you grasp the larger picture. A musician once said, "The notes on the page mean nothing. It's the music behind the notes that matters."
Difficult it is to overstate how important the alchemical agenda is. Literally, the fate of human life depends upon the masses of general readers understanding what might really be going on with all these agendas and their puppet masters.
The book lays out the SUPER IMPORTANT alchemical principles and their core components, including their relationship to man. The trans-humanist impulse, the desire to transform oneself, is found in every corner of the human enterprise. Understanding all of the changes being wrought by scientific, financial, and political forces requires a model such as the one found here to understand events and interpret them correctly. Thank you, Joseph.
I enjoyed Dr. de Hart's section on fiction authors - from Dante to Shelly and Oscar Wilde. Since fiction represents key elements of consciousness, and the transformation of consciousness itself is the golden core of alchemy, the decision to include these encoded works of fiction was correct as it enables us to understand the role of sexuality, imagination and visualization in alchemy. Again, these are essential elements.
The Drs. spend a lot of time on an analysis of sexual differentiation and the Fall of Man. They come to some pretty heady discoveries towards the end about the nature of homosexuality and transgenderism and their relationship to paleoancient thinking. It is wondrous to have our pretensions about what these conditions mean turned entirely on their head. And of course, they are probably right. Sexual imperatives are perhaps the most pervasive "form" that motivates humans. Seeing through those forms must have been very difficult.
I wished that the book reached some conclusions, it seemed to stop abruptly. But after a few weeks I realized that if a conclusion was written, it would have told me what to think about it. It would have prevented the mental map of the paleoalchemy from ever forming. It did and that's amazing. If you have no exposure to this kind of thinking, then I would recommend starting near to the beginning with the Giza Death Star Destroyed, and then read through the arch of his books before getting to this one. Joseph's work is a graduate education in learning to see more deeply.
I want to encourage those of you who start this book and have a hard time reading it to keep going. The last twenty pages are worth the price of the book. If you are smart and deeply curious then you will gain far more than you put out. The key of course is to climb back up the Tower of Babel so that you can see things as they really are. Can you hear the whispers of the Materia Prima?