In Phillip K Dick's seminal novel Valis, we are introduced to the concept of an eponymous alien satellite that controls man's destiny for its own ends. Valis (Vast Active Living Intelligence System) is on a divine mission from the Gnostic Godhead, to alert the human race to the reality that they are lost in a complex, and constantly changing maze. This maze can be identified, in real terms, by the institutions and stereotyping of cultural society. Phillip K.Dick refers to it simply as the Empire, or occasionally, the Black Iron Prison;
Entry # 41 of PKD's tractate; The Empire is the institution, the codification, of derangement; it is insane and imposes its insanity on us by violence, since its nature is a violent one.
The Black Iron Prison is the Roman Empire, which contrary to historical records did not end in the 5th Century AD, but rather continued to reign up until the present day, under a variety of ever-shifting guises. This was permitted by a time loop Valis created in 70 AD; the time of the Book of Acts. The time loop was ended by Valis, again, with the discovery of the Nag Hammadi library in Northern Egypt in 1945. It, in turn, coincided with the release of the plasmate, or Logos, who is Jesus Christ in the form of pure information.
- 70 CE – progressive time stops and enters into a feedback loop;
- 1945 CE – time resumes normal linear progression.
- 2010 CE – the current year based on standard time derivations.
- 135 CE - the actual year, according to PKD.
The Black Iron Prison, says PKD, is a lump of heavy metal that has lodged itself into the Earth, and consequently, into our bodies. The radiation emitted from this element is the cause all of our spiritual woes. For this reason, I think it a good idea to chart the decline of the Empire in terms of the half-life decay scheme of a radioactive isotope. This is obviously very difficult, because unlike your average element, Black Iron has no known atomic mass. To get around this I have created a new unit of measurement, called metagrams (mtgm.), used in defining the weight of a non-existent substance. We can chart the decline of the Roman Empire in terms of the half-life decay of the element Actinium 227. This is concordant with the Battle of Actium, which occurred in 31 BC, and is thought to be the beginning of the Roman Empire. Here is a diagram showing how the decay scheme interacts with a the lineage of Roman Emperors. The list commences with Augustus Caesar, also known as Octavian, in the year 31 BC.
U 235 7, 04.10ˆ8 a a(100 %) 4, 678 MeV – Actium 2 Sept. 31 BC
Th 90 25.52 h ß (100 %) 0, 391 MeV – Augustus
Pa 251 32760 a (100 %) 5, 150 MeV – Vetellius
Ac 227 a (1,38 %) 5, 042 MeV – Hadrian
Th 227 18,86 j ß (98,62 %) 0, 045 MeV – Septimius Severus
Fr 223 22,0 min. ß (100 %) 1, 149 MeV – Gordian I
Act 227 a (100 %) 6, 147 MeV – Pupienus Maximus
Ra 223 11,43 j. a (100 %) 5, 979 MeV – Aemilianus
Rn 219 a (100%) 6, 146 MeV – Probus
Po 215 1.781ms ß (0,00023%),715 MeV – Galerius
At 215 0,1 ms a (100 %) 8, 178 MeV – Constantine
Po 215 1.781 ms ß (100 %) 1, 367 MeV – Valens
At 215 0,1 ms 0, 575 MeV – Theodosius
Po 211 516 ms a (100%) 7, 595 MeV – Marcian
Bi 211 2.14 min. ß (100 %) 1, 418 MeV – Libius Severus
Ph 207 (stable) – Romulus Augustus
All pretty simple and clear cut, really.
As we know, the Black Iron Prison did not end with the Fall of the Roman Empire, but continued to degrade into more entropic and distanciated pockets of radioactive material, throughout. The core remnant of the initial mass went on to form the Holy Roman Empire, later fracturing into Protestant factions, like the Church of England and the Evangelicals. The genealogy of the Empire becomes more difficult to pin down with the passage of time, precisely because of its tendency to fracture and degrade. Thankfully, by identifying the radioactive signature of the element and tracing it through the time flows, we can make this task easier. The Black Iron Element has an all together, different half-life signature to that of the Actinium 227 Series, and this is because the Empire is a much larger animal than historians would suggest.
In order to develop an accurate decay scheme for Black Iron, we must first ascertain the total life span of the Empire. As we have seen, modern historians place the beginning of the Empire at 31 BC. But this is only a date chosen for convenience. The Roman Empire did not materialise in one afternoon; hence the phrase "Rome wasn't built in a day." Several events are said to contribute to the inception of the Empire these include; Julius Caesar's appointment to perpetual dictator, 44 BC, and and the Roman Senate's granting to Octavian the honorific Augustus - 27 BC. Therefore, 31 BC is only a mean value; with a tolerance of between 4 and 13 yrs at either respective side. Because the Empire never ended, we will have to resort to sacred predictive texts to gain a clearer knowledge of its total projected life span.
Prophecy of the Popes consists of 112 cryptic phrases attributed to St. Malachi. It purportedly describes a list successive popes, beginning with Pope Celestine II, and concluding with a pope called Peter the Roman, whose reign will end in the destruction of the city of Rome. The list is nearing its end, leading people to believe that the prophecy will be fulfilled in 2012, and could coincide with the end of the Mayan Calendar, in the Winter Solstice of 2012.
31 BC + 2012.97 AD = 2043.97 years (the length of the Empire)
Research carried out by ethnobiologist Terrence McKenna, revealed there is a fractal pattern contained within the King Wen Sequence of the I Ching that is related, in some way, to the Mayan Calendar End Date. This fractal pattern contracts exponentially towards a quantum singularity in 2012. The Mayan Long Count is indexed by the number 819 (9.7.13), and protected by the Nine Lords of the Night, who are also the Gods of the Nine Underworlds. Dante's Inferno describes a vision of Hell in Nine Circles, which are concentrically arranged, so that each one is smaller than the last. The final circle is said to have no centre, which is equivalent to a singularity of infinite length (See time wave).
The Christian Chart of the Course of Time From Eternity to Eternity shows the present age, as consisting of 7, lamp lit, time periods, decreasing in order of height towards the beginning of a new age. I have roughly indicated our position on the timeline with a red vertical line, based on consensus opinion. In light of this information, it is clear the chart considers the year 2012 to be of great importance. It reveals it to be the time of the long awaited Rapture; when God ushers up the 144,000 immortal souls to heaven. 2012 also equals the end of the 13th bak'tun of the Mayan Calendar - a bak'tun is 144,000 days in length. Speculation of the Rapture occurring on 2012, might make for further interesting study.
The red line shows our approximate position on the Biblical Timeline.
To see the full chart click on the picture below.
512 mtgm. of Black Iron (Byzantium)
Above is visible, the half-life decay chart for the Black Iron (Byzantium). Byzantium was the name of Rome's sister Empire, located to the East, and serves as a suitable Greek sounding name for this, as yet, undetected meta-element. Notice how the value drops sharply within the first 227 year half-life period, and then exhibits the slow downward curve we expect to see in such a diagram. Also note that the line is in a continuous state of decline, with the incumbent values only acting as harmonic wave guides. Each of these values is a mean harmonic related it to actually historical data that occurred within the 17 year tolerance specified above.
The first half-life harmonic (256) coincides with the end of the Roman Antonine Dynasty in 196 AD. This is generally considered to be the first stage of the Empire's decline, beginning with the naming of the last Antonine ruler, Commodius (by his father Marcus Aurelius). At this point the Empire stops expanding and begins to contract. Difficult times face the new Severan Dynasty, in the times ahead.
423 AD is the next mean harmonic coinciding with the encroachment of the Visigoths, into territory formerly under the control of the Empire. By now the Emperor is nothing more than a figurehead. The Visigoths eventually sack Rome in 480. Byzantium remains in the East.
In 646, Arab forces recapture Alexandria following a Byzantine bid to recapture Egypt, ending nearly 10 centuries of Greaco-Roman civilization in Egypt. 870 AD: Vikings intensify raids on Christian Europe, having creating settlements in Britain, Germany and Ireland throughout the ninth century. The 1104 mean harmonic encompasses the First and Second Crusades, when Byzantian Emperor Alexius I called on the Holy Roman Empire to help defend against marauding Seljuk Turks. The Crusades were ultimately a colossal failure and lead to the final breaking point in the Great Schism between the Eastern Orthodox Church and the (Western) Holy Roman Empire.
Following on from this, it must be said that the 1329 Battle of Pelekanon greatly contributed to the eventual collapse of the Byzantine Empire at the hands of the Ottomans. The next harmonic average, takes place at the time of the Peace of Augsburg in 1555, when Emperor Charles V reviewed the religious problem posed by the Reformation. This treaty amounted to a severance of State and Church power for much of Europe, and a further decline in efficacy of the Empire to rule its subjects.
The 1785 mean average encompasses the French Revolution of 1789, as well as the famine, and financial crisis, that led to it. It was then that the French/Catholic Monarchy were overthrown by General Napoleon Bonaparte. Bonaparte's reign was ultimately responsible for the dissolution of the title of Holy Roman Emperor in 1806. And finally we have the 2012 harmonic, which according to the Prophecy of the Popes, represents the complete destruction of the city of Rome and the end of the Holly Roman Empire.You may have noticed that the metagram value at the end of the graph is considerably less that the artificial value we had previously affixed for it. This is not an error. Recall that the Black Iron Element is highly unstable, and that even a fraction of the original value would prove highly toxic to our spiritual proximity. Under the current, natural half-life cycle, the Black Iron Element could remain at sufficiently dangerous levels for at least 4 and a half thousand years. This is too long for even a healthy population to endure. The only solution is for the natural half-life cycle to accelerate exponentially in the next few years. Conveniently, this is precisely what the time wave singularity dictates will happen in 2012. The time wave contracts by a ratio of 64.004357 with each new wave cycle. The entire waveform has repeated itself almost four times since the beginning of the Universe. The current time wave cycle is 67.29 years long. The concurrent one will be 384 days in length. It will repeat itself again in the 6 days prior to the end of the waveform; then in just 2.25 hours and finally ad infinitum in a finite time period of 3.51 seconds before the Mayan End Date 21.12.2012. That will be sure to utterly decimate the remaining half-life cycle of Black Iron element.
The similarities between Phillp K. Dick and Terrence McKenna's theories are significant;
- PKD believed society to be a computer simulation.
- McKenna spoke of a culture operating system that controlled how we perceived reality.
- PKD said that a time loop began in 70 AD, and ended in 1945 with the release of living information, from the humble seed of parchment and clay pots.
- In a complete reversal, McKenna believed that the detonation of the first Nuclear bomb, over Hiroshima on August 6th 1945, constituted a repeat of the Big Bang, and thus the beginning of a new era in looped time. This also marks the point when lethal energy, as opposed to information, was released from earthly atomic particles.
Terrence McKenna eventually reposition the August 6th date, to around September 20th 1945. The precise date for the discovery of Nag Hammadi library is not known, but it would be interesting if it were also Sept. 20th. This begs the question: Did Valis create the Time Wave? It certainly has the means, and the motive, to do so. In the next part I will discuss the nature of the struggle between Valis and the Empire. and reveal important incites about the leaders of the Black Iron Prison operating system.