Human Design Gene Keys

Human Design And Gene Keys

Human Design And Gene Keys

Human Design and Gene Keys intersect in many directions. Through understanding both the systems of Human Design and Gene Keys together, we can map out a pathway to ascension and spiritual awakening. The universe is far more weird than we give it credit. Oftentimes, when paranormal experiences happen in our life, they are meant to draw our attention inward and call us to a deeper alignment. Through understanding the Gene Keys system, we can understand our genetic pathway towards evolution. When acting in accord with our Human Design, we have an easier time manifesting what we want and keeping our energy in balance.

Human Design works alongside astrology to create a system for self realization and optimal living. In Human Design, we have a pathway to understanding our own energy systems. There are five “types” in Human Design:

  1. Projectors: Individuals who should wait for an invitation to act. Those who project their internal reality onto the world to architect their own creations. When recognized, a Projector can be invited into a place of leadership where they serve as a wellspring to others.
  2. Generators: Individuals who provide energy and support to others. A Generator manifests through working with Manifestors and enabling them to achieve their goals. When the team succeeds, the Generator benefits. The Generator draws support from Projectors to achieve their total optimization and spiritual growth.
  3. Manifestors: Individuals who impose their willpower on reality and shape reality with their minds! These are the Type-A personality types who get-after life with passion and fire. Although they are strong willed and spirited people, Manifestors rely on healing support from Generators to keep themselves in the action.
  4. Manifesting-Generators: Those who are hybrids of the Manifestor and Generator types. These individuals serve to enable others and also enhance themselves to a greater degree. Powerful individuals indeed!
  5. Reflectors: Those who reflect the collective energy of the world. For these individuals, self-care is hugely important. Their health and energy levels are closely tied in with the moon. Rarest of all the types, they serve as oracles with the spirit world and often are drawn towards special roles and gifts.

Want to get your Human Design Jovian Chart and find out your type? Click Here.

Watch this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien to watch Jarin Kenyon and Paul Tokgozoglu talk about the Human Design system and the different types within the Jovian Chart.

Jarin Kenyon

Want to know more about Jarin Kenyon? He has appeared as a guest on Beyond Homo Sapien several times and is our go-to expert for understanding Human Design and the 64 Gene Keys. Here is his bio:

Jarin Kenyon

“Jarin Kenyon is a motivational speaker, life coach, and entrepreneur. He is passionate about and expertises on the science of the mind, law of attraction, and human design.

“He aspires to empower and educate millions of people into believing in and achieving their greatest dreams and desires.

“His Human Design is a 3/5 Sacral Manifesting-Generator. He runs his own company called “Fast Track Your Dream Life”. He is Co-Founder of Rise Up Entertainment, including the Rise Up Radio Show. He has traveled the world working with gurus in several areas to gather the wisdom he now delivers on stage.”

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Gene Keys

Gene Keys was created by Richard Rudd. In his book “The Gene Keys”, Richard Rudd lays out the 64 keys hidden inside of our DNA. Richard Rudd explains that we each have different Gene Keys that are most prominent inside of our life stories. For instance, my main gene key is number 57.

Gene Keys is a complex topic and requires extensive contemplation. Inside of the Gene Keys book, Richard Rudd explains that the idea of contemplation is essential to integrating the Gene Keys into your life. Over a long period of time contemplating the different Gene Keys and how they impact your life, the individual ascends to higher realms of consciousness.

The Gene Keys system revolves around three ideas: the “shadow”, the “genius”, and “the Siddhi”. The final level of “Siddhi” is reserved for those who have ascended into the highest state of a specific Gene Key within the system of 64. Ideally, a person rises to the “Siddhi” level of activation in the three Gene Keys that most drastically impact their life.

In most cases, we exist in the state of our shadow. Over time, this shadow energy of our lower spiritual selves is transmuted into higher states. In the same way that our bodies and spirits experience evolution, our DNA activates and changes to conform with the internal evolution of consciousness we might experience. In a powerful way, Gene Keys allows us to experience this evolution in our daily life.

As we progress through the Gene Keys system, we enter into states of “genius” within our DNA. Inside these states, we feel alive and activated. Although still not at the highest “Siddhi” state, we experience life in a more vivid fashion. Although the different states of consciousness and experience differ depending on which Gene Key is activated, the generic idea is that the “genius” level is quite desirable.

Gene Keys

As we evolve our DNA, we progress into the “Siddhi” state of enlightenment. The Gene Keys system explains that the Siddhi is our highest selves. In this way, we experience god and thrive as spiritually enlightened beings. We have ascended and now hold space for others to do the same. In this highest state, we re-enter life as a teacher and a servent.

Gene Keys requires time and contemplation to integrate or understand.

Want to find out your Gene Keys Profile? Click here to learn more.

Gene Keys And Human Design

Gene Keys and Human Design work together and can create one symbiotic system for human understanding. Together, they form a pathway towards better contemplation of our human conditions. Through conducting readings of Human Design and Gene Keys, we can learn how to activate our DNA code and evolve beyond what we normally experience. This is a key component of spiritual awakening and self realization.

As you dive into your journey with the Gene Keys, you develop a better understanding of your spiritual body and how it evolves alongside your human body! As you work with Human Design, you optimize your energy and learn to manifest your ambitions. Together, they create a wonderful system.

Want to go to the next level? Start to learn about Astrology or Tarot and how they combine to work with Human Design or Gene Keys. Spiritual awakening is a deep rabbit hole and I have yet to find the end. Good luck to all fellow seekers!

On this episode of the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast, Jarin Kenyon joins Paul Tokgozoglu to talk about how the Gene Keys factor into our Human Design charts. Let us join together in the journey towards self realization!

Human Design and Gene Keys are best used together. When we take a holistic approach to life, more is revealed. Life is weirder than we could have imagined and astrological forces have more energetic sway over our destiny than we may have realized. These powerful forces are worked into the fabric of our DNA!

Check out the podcast episode below for a secret portion of the show after the regular interview:



Gene Keys and Human Design are fascinating. When I was first exposed to these systems, I was skeptical. At first, they appeared as as bastardized version of astrology (which almost seemed phony at the time). However, over contemplation and research, I have found much truth in the halls of Human Design and the 64 Gene Keys developed by Richard Rudd. Although I certainly do not believe Richard Rudd to be some ascended master, he has developed a unique system for humans to contemplate their life’s journey.

Human Design and Gene Keys are intuitive practices. They ask us to be more in-tune with our souls, our energy, and our manifestations. Gene Keys calls us into deep meditation and contemplation. Human Design asks us to set boundaries, practice self-care, and empathize for others as a part of the way in which we co-create in the world. Together, they are magical.

If you have questions about Human Design or Gene Keys, post them in the comments below!

See you in the next post!

Much Love!

+Paul Tokgozoglu


Angel Magic

Angel Magic 101

Angel Magic

Angel magic is closely tied with the topic of experiencing a spiritual awakening. Whether we are talking about Enochian magic, working with Archangels, or reading tarot cards, the angelic realm has much to offer for the earnest seeker. When working with an angel, you might feel it as a feeling in your nervous system. It might respond as a voice in your head that does not sound like your usual thoughts. In special cases, an angel might manifest before you for your to behold. In such circumstances, you are having a personal experience that will probably impact you for a lifetime.

During my spiritual awakening three years ago, I connected strongly with my Guardian Angels. This energy of protection and light was a source of refuge and restoration.

angel magic

At first, I was skeptical!

However, over time, I discovered that Angel Magic, or “Enochian Magic”, is a powerful tradition of right-hand white magic that can help to influence our world at a powerful scale.

The topic of magical ritual work is intimidating. Ironically, such practices are demonized by religious organizations despite their close intimacy with the angelic realms.

Today, Christy Forsyth and I are here to discuss the topic of angel magic and how to practice such work carefully. Working with archangels does not need to be frightening.


Watch this video and learn how to connect with your most powerful soul guides and protectors! On this interview, Christy shares stories of in-person encounters with angel guides and miraculous healings. Through an intuitive practice that releases expectations and fear, we can unlock powerful experiences with the angelic realms.

Angels have existed in spiritual traditions all over the world. Whether you commune with them through oracle cards, tarot cards, or astral travel, here in 2020 we have numerous resources for working with the angels.

Angel Magic And Tarot Cards

Want to learn more about spiritual practices? Check out these resources If you want more information about tarot cards or astral travel. Tarot reading and astral travel are closely related with the topic of angel magic because they allow for communication with these higher planes of correspondance. If you are a practitioner of magic, then you understand that entry into the astral body and conducting ceremony on higher planes of correspondance is an important part of the tradition. Learning to ascend to a higher dimension, we can influence or even control the energy of the lower. We use the laws of the higher against the lower and thus gain a sort of control over the mental universe of our physical reality. This is the secret of the Hermetic principle of vibration.

Want to learn more about spiritual awakening or tarot cards? Watch these videos from the Beyond Homo Sapien Podcast!

Watch this episode with Carol Tuttle. We talk about spiritual awakening, energy healing, and the meaning of 11:11 or other “angel numbers”.

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Thank you so much for pursuing magical education! In 2020, it is important that we band together in unity and conduct the sorts of ritual magic that can help save our planet. We are in dire need of magical warriors of the light. Do not run from working with archangels and instead choose to utilize their powerful energy to move forward your life. Through working with specific archangels, you can more directly channel the energy of archangels into your world.

Carol Tuttle

Carol Tuttle Overview

Carol Tuttle Impacts Millions

Carol Tuttle is an award winning author, speaker, and thought leader. For years, I have been influenced by Carol Tuttle. Whether it was her Dressing Your Truth course, her books on Energy Profiling, or her book Remembering Wholeness which first introduced me to the law of attraction, Carol Tuttle has been a teacher to me in many walks of life. Through her work, I have been exposed to the idea that I do not need to heal only through pain. Instead, I can release patterns of pain and struggle and replace them with a life of affluence, ease, and joy. In her newest book Mastering Affluence, Carol Tuttle lays out a plan that anyone can use to release family trauma and integrate a healthier existence. Growing does not need to be difficult, especially if you have a great plan.

Carol Tuttle is an amazing writer. Sharing skills honed over a lifetime of practice, Carol introduces students to the law of attraction, energy profiling, energy healing, better parenting tactics, and tools like EFT. Are you tired of living a life that feels weighed down by ancestral patterns? Reading books like Remembering Wholeness or Mastering Affluence can help you to accept and receive a more fulfilling life. When I first went through my spiritual awakening, I searched for clues everywhere. Finding Carol Tuttle’s voice in that dark time provided me a map towards a better life. When we release old patterns and limiting beliefs, it is time for an internal revelation and a new story. In her books, Carol Tuttle taught the Energy Profiling System which has resulted in millions of students having greater clarity about their true selves.

Carol Tuttle

Never heard of Carol Tuttle? Here is a little more information pulled from her bio:

“Carol Tuttle is a teacher, speaker, energy healer, best-selling author of six books, and pioneer in the field of personal development.

“For over 25 years, she has supported millions worldwide with her life-changing books and online courses. She sees humanity shifting to a higher consciousness and feels called to help people create more intentional lives and fulfilling relationships.”

+Carol Tuttle’s Bio

Carol Tuttle has inspired audiences to look deeper. Through reading her books, I was able to clear limiting beliefs and replace them with a new way forward into affluence, ease, and joy.

On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, Carol Tuttle breaks down her Healing Center and approach to the healing journey. Check it out!


Carol Tuttle approaches healing through the path of love and joy.

Instead of repeating past cycles of karmic struggle, we can choose to release pain and replace it with patterns that are easier. On this episode, Carol shares how Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) can aid in installing new beliefs at a biological level. For healing to be transformational, it is essential to hold ourselves to a higher level.

Life can initiate us into higher levels of awareness. During these times of awakening, we might feel the weight of the world on our shoulders. It might be hard to get out of bed in the morning. In fact, many people experience their spiritual awakening as a complete mental breakdown. Is this an essential part of the healing journey? Does evolution and transformation need to be painful? Carol Tuttle teaches that pain is a powerful indicator of where we need to heal. Through pain, we learn valuable lessons and identify places for release and emotional healing. Instead of leaning into that pain, we can choose to release and transform our limiting beliefs. Find out more about this process by exploring Carol Tuttle’s Healing Center.

Carol Tuttle Healing Center

Healing does not have to be painful. Carol Tuttle has mapped out a pathway towards spiritual fulfillment inside of her new Healing Center program. Inside this online community, Carol helps students understand themselves at a deeper level while experiencing a transformation of their inner and outer realities.

Want to learn more about the Carol Tuttle Healing Center? Click here!

Inside of the Healing Center, Carol provides students with a pathway towards success. If you are feeling lost and alone, join an online community that thrives in seeing others succeed.

In today’s world, finding a supportive community is essential. When making big life changes, it is important to have fellow warriors who are in the arena with you.

World religions rose to prominence because they built communities. Whenever we face uncertain times, banding together into a team is the best path for humans to follow. Inside of Carol Tuttle’s healing center, students learn about:

  • Sound healing
  • Meditation
  • Affirmations
  • Clearing Limiting Beliefs
  • Tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
  • Birth-Clearing
  • Manifestation
  • Journaling
  • and much more!

If you are interested in exploring the healing landscape of a supportive community, Carol’s Healing Center is the place to be!

Carol inspired me to work more closely with the angelic realms. Through understanding my guardian angels, I was able to release old patterns of struggle. My faith was evolved. Through that inspiring journey of spiritual growth, I was able to enter into a new reality of greater happiness. On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, Carol Tuttle and Paul Tokgozoglu discuss the process of spiritual awakening. The conversation spans numerology and the meaning of 11:11. Enjoy the show and make sure you check out the Carol Tuttle Healing Center!

Want to learn more about Carol Tuttle and her “Dressing Your Truth” system of Energy Profiling? Click here!

Carol Tuttle has changed the lives of millions. Want to learn more about her work? Check out her books:

Remembering Wholeness

The Child Whisperer

It’s Just My Nature

Dressing Your Truth

The Modern Chakra Guide

Mastering Affluence

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See you on the next show!

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Astral Travel

Astral Travel 101

Astral Travel

Astral travel is considered “fringe science”. Typically, it is thrown in the same realm as remote viewing, astral projection, task tethering, telepathy, telekinesis, levitation, and other such things. Astral travel is a practice that I have been following for the past two years and it is time to begin sharing some of my experiences in the astral plane. Want to learn how to astral travel? This post will grow to include information on how to enter the astral body and navigate through the dimensions. However, for now, I will share a few of my astral experiences to get the ball rolling.

Astral travel is similar to astral projection and remote viewing but quite different. By my understanding, astral projection is the practice of leaving your body and moving through the PHYSICAL plane. In a sense, one could gain the ability to appear before others and even influence the physical plane. Imagine Luke Skywalker in The Last Jedi. There are stories in Yogananda’s book “Autobiography Of A Yogi” where the Indian sage encounters his gurus from all over the globe due to their mastery of astral projection. Sometimes, these gurus even appear long after they have died.

Remote viewing is the ability to view places or things happening in the physical realm from a remote location. This method has been studied by the CIA, most famously documented in the film “The Men Who Stare At Goats”. If you want expert advice on the topic of remote viewing, I recommend learning from my good friend Jax Atlantis.

Astral travel is the ability to leave your body and explore other dimensions, realms of consciousness, or planets beyond our galaxies. It is the doorway to direct contact with spirits, powerful insights into the inner-workings of reality, and intense magic. Out of all aspects of “psychic phenomena” or esoteric practice, astral travel has always been the most intriguing to me.

Before I begin: I completely understand that there might be skepticism around the concept of astral travel. In fact, there are some who might label me crazy, slightly-weird, or “one of those hippy gurus you hear about these days”. Although I am certainly an eccentric individual, rest assured that I was just as skeptical as you when I first learned about astral travel. In fact, I was wary about anything concerning the law of attraction, tarot cards, working with angels, or any number of the matters I currently study and practice in great detail.

I only began to believe once I had direct experience.

Astral travel is a powerful tool. It allows the individual to “leap clear of all that is corporeal” in the material plane and enter into the astral plane.

Have you heard of the concept of the “planes of correspondance?”

If you have studied Heremtic Philosophy, you may be familiar with the second principle: the principle of correspondance. As stated in the Kybalion, “as above, so below. As below, so above”.

Watch this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien if you are unfamiliar with Hermetic Philosophy:


The teaching breaks down the concept of the planes of correspondance. Essentially, in the same way that we experience reality as a certain “dimension”, there are higher planes still to be explored. A good analogy might be that there is a microscopic world invisible to our eyes. This bacteria keeps us alive and (in unfortunate cases) might lead to our demise. However, this world of bacteria and viruses exists below our level of direct awareness. Similarly, there is an atomic level that exists even further below the microscopic world.

Following the principle of correspondance, we can also observe that the heavenly bodies operate in the same manner as the atomic structures. In the same way that protons and electrons orbit a neutron, the moons of a planet make their journey through the stars. In the same manner, we can learn much of physics, mathematics, and quantum reality based off what we observe working on the lower planes. Using this process of inductive reasoning, we can infer much about the inter-workings of our universe.

The principle of correspondance relates to astral travel because knowledge of the existence of the astral plane is one of the first requirements to enter.

As the practitioner grows in awareness of the planes of correspondence, his/her ability to enter will expand. As you develop in energetic alignment with these higher powers, they will begin to have a greater impact on your life and your unconscious mind. When you open the doors to spiritual forces, they will enter. Be careful which doors you enter.

The astral plane exists at a higher level than the individual consciousness. In a sense, the individual magician is jumping into their astral body and zooming off into the collective consciousness. In this world, it is possible to contact other humans, work with spirits, summon forces of light or dark, and learn much about the makings of our energetic universe. Throughout history, great thinkers, scientists, artists, writers, and entrepreneurs have practiced astral travel and used its power for inspiration.

The astral plane is just one more stepping stone to even higher levels of awareness. There are higher levels that lead all the way back to source energy. From there, it is possible to enter into what is called the “spiritual plane of correspondance”.

So how do you astral travel?

It happens during deep states of meditation. Indeed, I would consider astral travel to be a powerful and advanced form of meditation that requires a deep stillness of mind and the ability to detach from one’s thoughts. If this level of meditative practice can be achieved, then it is possible to enter the astral body on command and explore much of the energetic universe.

This is the great secret of the world’s mystery schools. When a magician practices their work inside of these higher planes, it echos into those below. Let the student who reads carefully understand what I am saying.

Astral Travel And Me

Astral travel has changed my understanding of reality.

I happened upon the practice by accident. For years, I had studied meditation and breath-work. Yoga has proved to be a powerful practice for my body and I have been certified to teach Yoga and meditation through the Army (despite what you might think, they had a great program!). For years, I studied consciousness and used plant medicines to further explore my own.

All of this study and internal work happened BEFORE I ever was able to enter the astral plane.

From what I experienced, entering this plane of correspondance requires a spiritually aware soul. This practice appeals to individuals who are waking up to realize their role in the “video game” of life. I found myself to be such a person.

Astral travel found me. One morning, while I was practicing the Ishaya Ascension form of meditation, I found myself leaving my body and entering into something outside of me. This separate form appeared near my navel and hovered for awhile. For some time, I practiced entering and reentering into this little self. It seemed like a smaller version of me but blue and surreal.

It was as if I was playing a third-person video game. Since the earliest days, most of my astral travel experiences have been in the third-person. However, as of late, I have had more vivid first-person experiences that I will share momentarily.

Immediately, I felt myself plunging into the depths of a great ocean. The images in my head became more vivid. At the time, I had to maintain intense focus to hold this mental image for long.

In the depths of these mental waters, I encountered the Whale Spirit. It appeared out of the blackness and stared me in the eye. It was a massive blue whale. From my studies of the different animal spirits, I understood that Whale Spirit resembles the guardian of great mysteries. In my books about Native American animal medicine, I learned that Whale Spirit guarded the depths of the esoteric mysteries from the un-initiated. A meeting with Whale Spirit is said to resemble an initiation into these higher levels of awareness and magic.

And so it began for me.

Experiencing the astral plane has allowed me to unlock new levels of manifestation. If you have witnessed the power of the law of attraction, you might understand that manifestation is a result of your own level of “vibration”. In a sense, the higher your frequency exists related to the frequency of your environment, the more influence your mental energy will have. This is how your thoughts can begin to create your reality. However, this spiritual power must be achieved only through internal alchemy, evolution, and growth.

Put simply: as you evolve your consciousness, you gain more ability to affect your environment. For more information on the law of attraction, read this post.

But let’s get to the fun part:

How To Astral Travel

Want to learn how to astral travel?

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Astral travel is not to be taken lightly. A person can enter into a deep state of meditation and end up encountering energies that they are not necessarily ready to encounter. However, what I have found is that the issue of consent is paramount. At all times, we get to consent to which spirits or energies we encounter. Once you have entered into the astral plane, you can choose which energies you encounter. This has been my experience for the past two years of regular practice.

Astral travel involves learning how to enter into one’s astral body.

This is the most important skill. It requires that the individual have a mind that is undisturbed from outside intrusions. I recommend lying down on your bed and locking the door. Set a timer for twenty minutes and take the practice seriously. This is an advanced form of meditation and requires deep focus and stillness.

Put yourself into a deep state of meditation. This will vary between people. We all have practices of meditation that work differently. In my case, I utilize the Wim Hof method of breath-work and have been practicing for the past eight years. I am also a practitioner of the Ishaya Ascension method of meditation. Both these practices are beyond the scope of this post but follow the links I have included to learn more.

However, those might not work best for you. Again, we all have our own styles of meditation. Some folks prefer shamanic drumming, some enjoy guided meditation, and others prefer sound healing. If you want to download free examples of these methods, click here.

If you struggle with the basics of meditation, read this post on the blog.

As I have said before, astral travel requires entering a deep state of meditation. If you are a beginner to meditation, I recommend you get started with a regular 15-minutes-per-day practice and see what works best for you.

Going forward, I will assume you have some experience with meditation and know how to get yourself into a deeper level of consciousness. Let us proceed!

Begin by visualizing energy moving from the base of your spine up to the base of your head.

Send this energy either towards your belly button, your forehead, or the top of your head.

Let it move through your body.

Visualize a space slightly outside of your body.

Send the energy you have summoned into that point, outside of your body.

See what happens in your mind’s eye.

Astral Travel Info

Here is the trick: do not EXPECT anything to happen. Keep on moving energy through your body, using your breath, and visualize sending it into these different parts of your body. Once you feel like this is happening, try and send it into a space slightly outside of yourself.

Practice this for awhile. It took me a few weeks before anything happened.

Eventually, I began to see this space outside of my body as a smaller version of myself. I learned that this is called your “astral body”.

This smaller version of me would appear floating outside my forehead, at the crown of my head, or right outside of my stomach. I could send energy into that astral body and visualize it holding itself there in space.

Eventually, I began to have a greater ability to get into that astral body. With focused practice through the Ishaya Ascension method of meditation and my own practice of breath work, I began to enter this astral body at will. It would take only a few moments to drop into deeper levels of consciousness and, from there, just a breath until I was inside my astral body.

At this point, I began to have the ability to zoom off into the astral plane. For most of my time practicing astral travel, I was always along for the ride. I would have the opportunity to consent to different spirits or energies but, for the most part, I did not encounter anyone. I spent time in space, at the bottom of the ocean, and at the center of the planet. During these early travels, I entered the Halls of Amenti spoken about in the Emerald Tablets of Thoth. At the center of the Earth, I spoke with the Lords of the Cycles and received information about my destiny. Although this might sound crazy to those un-initiated into these paths, it is common experience for people like me. I am sharing info today for those with eyes to see and ears to hear.

I typically view my astral body in third-person. It does not appear that I am necessarily at the steering wheel. When I am in this body, it is almost as if a “higher self” version of me takes over. As the viewer, I am watching my astral body zoom through space and explore new realms. However, as I have developed in my practice, I have begun to be in the drivers seat more often. More of these experiences have been in first-person and I have experienced a greater level of control to STAY in the astral plane.

When I first began, for months I could only stay in the astral plane for brief moments. Afterwards, I would feel energized but also spiritually drained. Although I would be prepared for life in the material world, my spiritual body needed time to rest.

These days, I experience quite the opposite. Astral travel unlocks powerful trips that border on psychedelic. Although I have combined my practice of psychedelic plant medicines with astral travel on many occasions, I have found the practice does not require the use of plant medicines. However, for obvious reasons, they certainly make the experience more vivid and profound. That being said, I found astral travel during a year of complete sobriety. I barely even drank coffee at the time.

During this time of sobriety, I found that sound healing and isolation tanks were useful. If you have the ability to attend a gong bath, singing bowl ceremony, or isolation tank, I recommend you give it a try. You might have a breakthrough in your understanding of astral travel that unlocks more powerful experiences going forward. These days, most major cities have a spiritual center where you can find information on these events. Additionally, cities worldwide have float tank labs and isolation tank chambers that are available for use. Hop on Google and see what is available in your city.

Astral travel is a deeply personal experience. You will not believe it until you give it a try and see for yourself. I share my story to help you unlock portals in your mind that can lead to your own journey of understanding. This path of isolation and deep meditation is paramount to making any progression in the astral plane.

Astral Travel Trip Reports

Astral travel involves learning how to leap outside of yourself and into an astral body. From here, it is possible to enter the astral plane of correspondance and explore even higher levels in due time. Why is it important to practice astral travel? From my experience with the practice, it is possible to make telepathic communication with other humans if they are contacted inside of the astral plane. Looking to generate more money? I have found it possible to identify and release energetic blockages that have prevented receiving of money. In a sense, the practice of astral travel helps me to look within and identify where I need to work. Astral travel is certainly not a “get rich quick” scheme by any means. However, it can allow a person to identify places in the subconscious mind that are preventing further growth. It shows your weakness and brings it to conscious awareness.

This energetic block might appear as a demon. It could be some dark temple that must be entered. Perhaps you will find your inner child locked in a basement. Astral travel is similar to dreaming. The messages might be clear but they are meant to be applied in the physical world. Take the time to analyze your astral travel experiences and learn the lessons. Apply the messages you receive directly to your life. You will only reap the benefits of the practice if you make it a lifestyle.

Astral travel can allow for intense healing. Inside of my own experiences, there are certain “healing rooms” that I have created for myself. Inside of the astral plane, YOU are the creator! After all, you are swimming in the depths of your subconscious mind. Inside of this space, you can create an astral room where you can take yourself for healing and rest. I have several! My girlfriend (a fellow practitioner) and I created a cabin in the woods of our shared plane. Sometime, we will meetup inside this cabin to have coffee, cuddle, or pull some tarot cards. When we return from the trip, we might have a phone call and share our own versions of the experience. Usually, they are similar but with a unique twist. Again, astral travel and similar practices are meant to be deep states of meditation. Although it is possible for you to meetup with other people inside of the astral plane, everyone seems to have their own experience of what that experiences looks like inside their own minds. We all get to create our own astral planes of correspondance. In fact, this is the magic of the astral world! You are the creator of your realm.

Allow me to detail a few of the more powerful experiences:

During the time of my initiation into Hermetic Philosophy, I began working with a spirit named Imhotep. This entity is the archetype of the “god of healing”. What does this mean? Well, if you study the different mythologies of the world, you find that many of them celebrate the worship gods with similar abilities. For example: Thoth, Hermes, and Odin all resemble the same archetypes: the gods of wisdom. The messenger. The one who serves as direct channel to even higher powers. In the same vein, Imhotep relates to the Greek god Asclepius.

You might be familiar with Asclepius’ symbol:Rod of Asclepius

Imhotep was a man who lived in ancient Egypt. At the time, he was high priest of Ra, high priest of Heliopolis (the spiritual center of the time), and high vizier of the pharaoh. He was credited as the inventor of modern medicine. The greatest architect of his day, Imhotep built the great Steppe Pyramid of Heliopolis and used his astronomical expertise to align it perfectly with the stars. This blending of magical knowledge with architecture gave birth to a new genre of building, later perfected by the Freemasons: sacred architecture. After his death, Imhotep was deified by the Egyptians as the god of healing and the creator of medicine. He became associated with Thoth, the god of wisdom and the centerpiece for many of the esoteric teachings. After all, Thoth is alleged to be the deified energy of the great philosopher of old: Hermes Trismegistus.

Imhotep is one of few Egyptian people to be deified while also not being a Pharaoh. He rose from lower ranks in society to the highest levels of power. He was the Da-Vinci of his time. A powerful entrepreneurial spirit and a great leader. Through all my workings with this spirit, he has provided council, wisdom, and tough-love. Truly, I am honored to have Imhotep as my greatest mentor while I explore these magical realms.


I began working with Imhotep once I started becoming initiated into new levels of awareness. Once I began entering the astral plane, he was there to greet me. At first, he appeared in my mind as a black void and a strong voice. It was not a voice I heard outside of my head but it came into my mind in the same way I might experience a mushroom trip: a voice with thoughts that clearly come from somewhere beyond. The experience would be overwhelming. Typically, I would find myself laying on the ground overcome with the energy of having direct contact with this “god” or “Elohim” energy that Imhotep embodies.

Inside of the astral plane, Imhotep takes me around often and shows me different parts of the collective mind.

On one occasion, I journeyed into a dark cavern near the bottom of Earth. I viewed this experience in third-person. I was asked if I wanted to enter the cavern or not. Feeling brave, I said yes. As I journeyed into this astral cave, I was met with a spirit. Some sort of guardian. It asked me “who do you work for?”

I replied that I worked for Imhotep. Immediately, I was ushered into a lower corridor where there was a massive throne. I approached the throne and beheld a large figure, covered in armor. This individual held a large ax and he wore a helmet covered in horns. It was intimidating, to say the least.

I watched myself kneel in his great hall. I asked “who are you?”

He introduced himself as the White Lord of Amenti and said he’s been watching me progress for some time.

He said I have done well during my initiation and it is time for me to become introduced to new levels of consciousness. Afterwards, he informed me that I would not remember what I was about to learn. It would come to me in waves over the course of months, if not years. However, now he would breakdown for me the secrets of the universe.

He was right. I do not remember what we spoke about or what I learned. I can only assume that the White Lord’s promise came true: I have indeed learned much about the nature of the universe since that day.

Astral Travel Trips Continued…

Astral travel became a daily practice. Over the course of the last two years, I have had powerful experiences that have moved me to tears. I have spoken with dead relatives and communed with archangels. I have been to Pluto and felt the cold enter my body so that I could shiver and release trauma. One day, I pelted the Earth with energetic comets of healing energy because it seemed like everyone needed some love.

I attended many crystal singing bowl ceremonies at the Living Insights Center in Saint Louis. On one day, I brought some medicine to help me have a deeper meditative experience. As the singing bowls began sending sound healing waves throughout the room, I entered my astral body. At this point, I had been practicing for about a year.

Immediately, I met the spirit of Jesus. He told me that today I would learn about how he heals the world. On this day, I learned how his magic works at a cosmic level.

I watched as Jesus absorbed all the pain and suffering of the Earth. He came down to the energetic level of the Earth, sucked out all the pain into himself, and then skyrocketed back into space. Once there, he released all of this energy into the cosmos. Afterwards, he held out his hands and summoned in healing white light from all directions. Once he held all the light possible, Jesus returned to Earth like a comet. His hands outstretched, he sent out healing waves across the entire energetic plane of the planet. At first, when he touched down, he was standing in a lake of fire. By absorbing and releasing all the pain of Earth, Jesus had opened up chasms in the crust. From that crust emerged fire that was destroying the planet. As soon as his feet hit the Earth, Jesus released water that extinguished all the flames. From there, new life formed and gave birth. People experienced love in their lives for the first time. Creatures were born and jumped into their evolutionary cycle.

It was powerful, to say the least.

Most recently, I had one of the most powerful astral travel experiences of my life.

I was able to jump through the planes of correspondence like one might hop up a staircase. As I went, Imhotep guided me through the different levels. On this night, I was able to go beyond the astral plane for the first time and experience levels beyond. At the time of this writing, I am still processing the information and not quite ready to share. More research is required before I feel confident and comfortable sharing.

Hanging in my aerial Yoga hammock (great tool for meditation), I leapt outside of my body and zoomed off into the astral plane.

And from there, to higher planes still.

I saw the energetic forces at play in our world.

I witnessed divine beings of light sending BEAMS of source-energy into our collective field. These deities circled the Earth and appeared as glowing beings of red, purple, and pink light.

The beams coming from these entities looked like waves coming from the Death Star…

Except they brought healing. They pierced through the energetic barriers of our world like a meteor hitting a tree. These beams of light began strafing our planet. Everywhere they went, they blasted open holes in the earths energetic crust.

From the holes came new life. Green trees and mountains. Around the new landscape appeared lakes and oceans.

New creatures sprinting into their evolutionary cycle.

Humans realizing their interconnected nature with all life, and FEELING the pain we have collectively caused to Pachamama: Mother Earth.

These waves are hitting NOW. This very instant. As you read this message.

I saw the image of Baal, the god of suffering. I watched him leach the energy of our world. It looks like a black octopus sucking the life out of wherever its tendrils lay.

I asked him “why?! Why are you doing this?” He had no emotion.

This spirit said “Paul, this is just what I do…

“You humans WANT me doing this. You asked me to.

“This is how we heal.

“Pain is meant to get you humans to look WITHIN and WAKE UP.

“Once you do, pain is your greatest teacher. Suffering helps you heal and change your life.”

I looked at this unemotional monstrous black blob…

And said:

“Do you have anything left for me?”

This spirit turned from its work and looked me in the eye:

[With no emotion] “No… is there anything you need me to teach you?”

And I said “No, I have already learned so much from pain and suffering.”

He looked away and said “Ok”… no emotion.

It felt as if I had met the trash man on his daily routine… he asked “do you have trash for me to collect?” I said “no I think I already cleaned up” and the trash man unemotionally moved on.

It was the same feeling I had when I returned to an old college class after graduation… My professor was pleased to see me… but had a vibe of “uhhh why are you back in the classroom? Didn’t you graduate?”

It was very powerful.

The lesson I feel called to share is this:

YOU get to decide what energetic forces you consent to work with.

YOU get to decide if there’s more to learn from pain and suffering.

God, the spirits, the universe, etc…. THEY might not have more to teach you.

But if you keep coming back to the classrooms of pain and suffering, then they’re happy to teach.

Not cause they’re evil…


Different energies or “gods” are archetypal energies. They are held in the collective mind and you don’t need to work with them, unless YOU want to. Humanity has a choice. You have a choice. You always have a choice. You might not need to give anything to the trash collector. Maybe you already emptied all your trash a few weeks ago?

When practicing astral travel, this is a powerful lesson to learn. You do not need to go looking for dark spirits. In fact, I would recommend you keep your energy to yourself. When you first begin the practice, spend time in quiet solitude.

Pluto is quite nice.


Astral travel is a powerful experience. For generations, this secret has been kept and taught by the mystery schools and secret societies that hold sway in our world. Instead of running from this information, see for yourself how it might work in your mind. Tread with care and do not go looking for dark spirits. From what I have experienced, you will always have the choice on which energies you want to speak with, work with, and learn through.

I recommend studying mythology and learning more about archetypes before attempting to work directly with any spirits.

Learn what you are asking for before you ask.

Otherwise, you might get in over your head.

If you need help with astral travel, you can join the Phoenix Beta Program. Inside this community, we share experiences and learn from one another. Astral travel is a topic of discussion but the program includes far more than this practice alone. That being said: you do not need a guide and astral travel is a personal journey. I can only help you by sharing my experiences and providing some recommendations as to how this might work in your life.

Be careful and have fun! Let me know what happens as a result of your practice. I would be fascinated to hear your experiences in the astral plane.

Much love!

+Darth Shickari+


Secret Societies


Secret Societies 101

Secret societies control our world at the highest level. Although I am not directly referring to the Freemasons or the Illuminati, it certainly appears to be the case that our world governments, business organizations, and religions are orchestrated and manifested by a select few individuals. If we study the history of esoteric philosophy and see how it intersects with secret societies, it becomes more apparent that this is not only possible but actually the most probable state of our world affairs.

On this episode of Beyond Homo Sapien, we get into discussing the details of secret societies. Interested in learning the history never told before? Listen to this episode:


Are you unfamiliar with esoteric philosophy?

I am a student of the Hermetic tradition. If you are unfamiliar, Hermetic philosophy is alleged to be the teachings of the most ancient philosopher in the world: Hermes Trismegistus (or “Hermes the Thrice Great”).

According to the teachings themselves, Hermes Trismegistus lived in ancient Egypt. According to some sources, he originated in the lost world empire of Atlantis. When Hermes died, he was deified as the Egyptian god Thoth: god of wisdom and writing. Later, in Greek culture, he was turned into the messenger god. He can also be compared with Odin in Norse mythology. Indeed, the spirit of Thoth is said to be alive in all wisdom gods across any religion in the world. Why? Because the archetype of “the god of wisdom” is alive and well in our collective consciousness.

Hermes Trismegistus taught the laws of the universe. According to Hermetic Philosophy, there are seven principles:

  1. The principle of mentalism. The universe is mental.
  2. The principle of correspondence. As above, so below. As below, so above.
  3. The principle of polarity. All truths are half truths.
  4. The principle of rhythm. Everything is in flow, backwards and forth.
  5. The principle of vibration. Everything is in constant motion.
  6. The principle of cause and effect. For every action, a reaction.
  7. The principle of gender. There is masculine and feminine energy inside all creation.

Hermetic philosophers study these principles and apply them directly to their lives. By doing so, we gain a sort of control over our environment. Why? Because it is then possible to rise higher in the planes of correspondence to where the lower planes can be influenced from an energetic perspective. Put simply, when you “increase your vibration” (as they say these days), you raise yourself in frequency above the frequency of your surroundings. Once this is accomplished, your frequency becomes influential over your environment. What follows is that you become a cause inside of your environment. Instead of being affected by your surroundings, they are affected by your energy. Why? Because you have done the inner work to alchemize your “base passions” into a pure soul. Again, as within, so without. If you are pure on the inside, such will be your experience in the outside world.

Although obviously the full secret teaching of Hermetic philosophy takes time to explain, this is the basis upon which it rests.

I am not necessarily asking for you to believe this teaching to be true. In fact, as a philosopher, I would encourage you to doubt and question any information you read in order to find the truth. Do not believe everything you read on the internet. That being said, I have found much truth in the Hermetic teachings through my own experimentation. The only way to believe and fully understand is to directly apply the philosophy to your life. If you do, you might find the principles to be true as well. Generations of philosophers have found the same after due scrutiny.

Regardless on whether or not you agree with these initiatory teachings, they have been taught and understood since the dawn of civilization. If we do believe that these secret teachings unlock a sort of “magical” power, then it would make sense that practitioners would gain influence in society. Indeed, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, and even Hitler were all students of Hermetic philosophy. Given the crossover between the esoteric philosophy and secret societies, it is logical to see why these organizations could gain massive degrees of influence and power. In order to better our world, it is time to share secrets and expand understanding.

Why is this important to understand? At the moment, it could be the case that our world is controlled by secret societies executing an evil intent. Although this might not be true, the best course of action seems education. Thus, I felt compelled to share all I have learned through intense research surrounding secret societies.

To fully grasp the implications, let us consult the history books. According to the texts themselves, the teachings originate in Atlantis or Egypt.

How does Hermetic philosophy apply to secret societies?

In short: the teachings of Hermes appear to be foundational for most other initiatory groups, secret sects, and mystical traditions. Although each group has their own rituals, ceremonies, and additions to the teaching, the fundamental teachings themselves are everywhere.

Why are the teachings so influential? Fundamentally, the teaching is that the universe is mental and mankind has the power to shape that reality with their minds. Whether you study Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, or Hermes, you will find the same common trends. In my own words: God has created a mental construct in which we swim and find our homes.

So how do secret societies operate within this understanding and why are they so powerful?

The illuminati

Secret Societies Explained

Secret societies like the Freemasons or Illuminati have existed for thousands of years. Although in 2020, these organizations are alleged to have great power within the backgrounds of our civilization, the actual secret societies in control probably shroud their names from the public. The Illuminati did indeed exist in Bavaria in 1776 and some say they bare responsibility for the French and American revolutions. Although there are plenty of organizations that have claimed to be members of this original faction, the actual truth is not known to the public. If the Illuminati did indeed exist and survive to control the world behind the scenes, it is most likely they would have changed their name by now. However, I believe it is a higher probability that other groups were instead inspired by the Illuminati in the formation of their own secret societies.

Once such organization is Skull and Bones. The organization exists at Yale University and can claim alumni that include presidents, business leaders, and members of government. Prominent members include the Bush family. Although the “Bonesmen” do not claim any sort of fame, it is easy to see why conspiracy theorists are quick to jump on Skull and Bones whenever a villain is needed. Personally, I believe it is likely for Skull and Bones to serve as a sort of initiatory organization into yet higher echelons of power. In other words: secret societies within more public “secret societies”. If we study the framework used by secret societies throughout history, it becomes clear that this practice is regular. Perhaps Skull and Bones is just a stepping stone to greater levels of ambition, influence, and secret power.

Secret societies are initiatory. Instead of openly recruiting new members, the organization relies on a series of “tests” or “initiatory rites” in order to deem “worthy” members. A test could be as simple as a “seeker” attending a “meditation class” or church service. They might include powerful rituals, sacrifices, or acts of bravery. Overall, initiation is meant to be a time of karmic cleansing. The initiate is wrapping up the loose ends of their karmic energy so that they can be ready to acquire greater understanding and power. Typically, secret societies look to see who is taking initiative. If there is an organized method of recruiting, the organization might have been watching potential initiates for quite some time. Obviously, I am not privy to the recruitment tactics of all secret societies and I am sure there is much I do not know on the topic. However, from what I have researched on the topic, this method of recruitment seems to be the most common.

The CIA and other government organizations types of secret societies. Since gaining more independence from oversight during the Cold War, the CIA has conducted themselves similarly to a secret society rather than a taxpayer-funded organization. Conducting covert ops around the world, the CIA is responsible for much of the trouble we face collectively. On the other hand, organizations like the CIA contribute to keeping Americans safe through gathering intelligence on possible domestic attacks. Unfortunately, we do not know for certain which actions are in the majority because the organization maintains themselves as a secret society.

In case of organizations like the Freemasons, it is customary for invitations to be extended through family members. However, it is also possible for new members to become initiated if they express a sincere interest. Based on the Freemasons I have met, most had a father, uncle, cousin, or grandfather who extended them an invite. In the same way that a trade-skill is kept within the family, so too are initiatory secrets kept.

Such has been the case since the original days of industrial civilization.

Secret Society History

Secret societies like the Illuminati and Freemasons were created in response to Christianity. During the Spanish Inquisition, the Salem Witch Trials, and similar events throughout the world, occultists and Hermetic philosophers were killed, tortured, raped, and imprisoned in masse. Although the Inquisition and events in Salem are certainly the most famous accounts, the esoteric teachings were driven underground by religious orthodoxy under pain of death. Ironically, many of these orthodox religions took root as mystical or esoteric organizations themselves. Over time, this secret tradition was forgotten and more hierarchal institutions (like the Catholic Church) were created. The Roman emperor Constantine ordained Christianity as the religion of the empire during his reign. At the time, he was stuck between choosing Islam and Christianity under pressure of the different organizations. Each had grown in power during his reign and he was facing a choice to select a religion for his people.

Constantine chose Christianity because it allowed his people to drink. Islam did not. Following this decision, Constantine decreed many of the beliefs (such as the virgin birth) to become considered doctrinal fact. The ramifications of this decision are still being fully felt but they came to a head in the creation of the modern Bible at the Council of Nicaea under the church father Athanasius of Alexandria. Since this time, we have collectively experienced governmental control over religious beliefs. Although they pretend to practice separation of church and state, modern Christians fail to acknowledge that their “Holy Book” was created by a dictatorial emperor, at the end of Rome.

Religious fundamentalists and government “leaders” forced esoteric societies underground. In order to maintain their influence and secret teachings, people like me went into hiding.

The downfall of mystical Christianity began with Nero. Following the terror of the Roman Emperor Nero, mystical practices of all kinds were forced underground. Although Christianity in 2020 is far different from Hermetic philosophy, the original teachings of Jesus seem congruent with much of what the ancient Egyptian philosopher had to say. Indeed, Jesus himself is sometimes alleged to be a member of a mystical apocalyptic society called the Essenes. Additionally, the Ishaya Monk order claims that they also carry the “secret teachings of Jesus”: an art of meditation called “Ascension”. The Ishaya claim they are descended from the Apostle John who began sharing the initiatory practices of Jesus following his death. Lastly, in his book “Anacalypsis”, Godfrey Higgins shares information pulled from Josephus and other religious scholars to argue that John the Baptist and Jesus maintained a secret society. Higgins writes:

I do not doubt that a secret system is yet in the conclave, guarded with as much or more care, or at least with more power, than the secrets of masonry. The priests know that one of the best modes of secreting them is to deny they exist.

Indeed, the heads of the church must now see very clearly, if they were to confess what cannot be denied, that (if the most learned and respectable of the early fathers of the church are to be believed) Christianity contained a secret religion, that the populace would not consent to be kept in the dark.

But whether the secret doctrine be lost or not, IT IS A FAST that it was the faith of the first Christian fathers, admitted by themselves, that there was such a secret doctrine, and before I have done, I will prove it clearly enough.

+Anacalypsis, Godfrey Higgins, Pg. 196. 1836.

Personally, I feel it is foolish to believe that early Christianity did not have initiatory practices. After all, Jesus traveled with his twelve disciples. As you might know, these individuals are the reason we have an account of Jesus Christ and his life. Through the books in the New Testament and those in the Gnostic Texts (such as the gospel of Thomas), we get a picture of Jesus and we take-home some of his most important teachings. However, much of his life is left undocumented. We do not get a window into private chats the disciples and Jesus had over supper. We do not know if Jesus had a romantic partner or children. We do not know where Jesus and his Disciples went when they needed a break. Did they engage in using plant medicines?

Jesus and his disciples could have gained inspiration through psychedelic plants. Indeed, “The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross” by John Allegro provides a controversial yet comprehensive view that Jesus was inspired by the psilocybin mushroom. Allegro even argues that perhaps Jesus WAS a mushroom and the disciples invented the human carpenter to convey and encrypt the means by which they received divine inspiration. Personally, I feel this view is far-fetched. However, when comparing the teachings of Jesus with my own mushroom experiences, I must confess the two bare plenty of similarities. It is not hard to imagine that this ancient middle eastern carpenter may have consumed some psychedelic plants (like the native Acacia bush) in order to achieve his enlightenment. In truth, we will probably never know.

However, for the purposes of our article here, this is exactly the point! We will never know because it was a secret society. Considered in this light, we must confess that Jesus and his disciples did indeed maintain a functioning initiatory organization. In the Bible, it is said that Jesus called each of his disciples away from their professions. Luke was a doctor, Peter a fisherman, and Matthew a tax collector. These individuals abandoned their trade and became followers of Jesus. In 2020, we would likely name the early Christians a dangerous cult that calls people away from their ability to contribute in society. As depicted in the Netflix series “Messiah”, perhaps Jesus and his followers would even be placed on a terrorist watchlist.

The secret teachings of Christianity were forced underground by the Roman emperor Nero. In his reign of terror, Nero crucified Christians and fed them to lions. During this time, Christians adopted a Nordic rune called Othala as their secret symbol.

secret societies

According to “Futhark: A Handbook Of Rune Magic” by Edred Thorsson, the rune Othala represents the following:

The mystery of Othala is symbolized by the stronghold enclosure of the clan, which defines its holy boundary and serves to defend it against the unholy intruder. It is the essence of the cosmic concept of Midhgardr – the enclosure in the middle.

Furthark, Page 68.

Magically, the rune is used to protect and ward away evil. It represents ancestral heritage, destiny, and prosperity. Often it is used to denote the idea of family property or clan-held land. Although it is unknown how the Christians learned about this magical druidic rune, likely they accounted amongst their number believers who hailed from the Nordic regions conquered by Rome.

Facing the horrors of Nero, it is easy to see why the early Christians adopted this magical symbol of family heritage and protection. However, once again, there is an implication of secret knowledge and an association with magic even within the most commonly known symbols of modern Christianity. Following these breadcrumbs, we can follow the trail of the earliest secret societies associated with Jesus Christ.

However, to see what happened next, we should turn to Europe.

Secret Societies In Europe

Secret societies survived into Europe through a system of guilds. For every trade, there was a guild associated. In modern times, we might acquaint guilds to trade unions. However, they were more akin to fraternal organizations that served to keep trade skills safe within families and smaller communities. Guilds provided a community and a social network in a time where no such organizations existed beforehand.

Guilds often kept safe the esoteric philosophy. In a time where occultists and mystics were killed or tortured, secret teachings were preserved by guilds through their own interior initiations. New members to the organization were taught the secrets of their trade. However, as the initiate proved themselves worthy, they were also taught the secrets of the universe. Over time, they were introduced to the secret teaching that the universe is mental and we can control it with our own minds. Often, they were advised to learn about the secrets of God through pursuing the secrets of their craft. It was explained that we are closer to God and his mysteries when we practice perfection in our own creations. In the same way the Hermetic philosopher alchemizes their emotions into their highest forms, so too does the sculptor turn clay into beautiful art.


The most famous example is the Freemasons. In today’s world, the Freemasons are relatively well known. In fact, many of their once-secret rites and ceremonies have been released to the public. Although there are allegations that the Freemasons practice Satanic rituals, worship Lucifer, or control world leaders, it seems apparent that the vast majority of Freemasons are involved in nothing so interesting. Based off what my Freemason friends have said, Freemason lodge meetings are closer to fraternity drinking nights than magical rituals. Regardless, the Freemasons guard powerful secrets of sacred architecture.

The Freemasons began as guilds of Masons. According to their own mythology, they are descended from Hiram Abiff, the mason who helped build Solomon’s temple and died before sharing his secrets with the uninitiated. However, it is more likely the Freemasons formed in Europe and adopted Hiram as their patron saint in order to make a connection with Solomon: one of the most famous magicians in history.

As guardians of the Hermetic teachings, the Freemasons realized it was safest to hide in plain sight. Through their mastery of masonry, the original Freemasons made themselves useful to the Church in the creation of massive cathedrals. Paying homage to the Kabbalah and a knowledge of sacred geometry, Freemasons created their own systems of sacred architecture that allowed them to embed their esoteric secrets into the walls of their oppressors. In so doing, the Freemasons have contributed to one of the greatest ironies of history. Many of the classic decorations, symbols, and shapes associated with cathedrals are actually far-older esoteric secrets originating instead in Egypt and the far-East.

The Illuminati in Bavaria are another famous secret society. Although mentioned previously, it is important to note that organizations like the Illuminati were not uncommon. In the same way that guilds kept laymen safe from enthusiastic Christian barbarians, so too did secret societies protect aristocrats who wished to study the occult. Later in Europe, during the Enlightenment, these more affluent secret societies like the Bavarian Illuminati held enormous influence and power. Across Europe, they attracted ambitious and intelligent individuals from many walks of life.

During the time of the French and American revolutions, secret societies played an important role. According to “Secret Societies of the European Revolution” by Thomas Frost, Lafayette and many other French leaders were involved in “The Grand Lodge of Paris”. Although the actual name of the society is not known, it is claimed by Manly Hall in his book “The Secret Destiny of America” that Benjamin Franklin also has his name in the membership logs of this same organization. Pause for a moment and consider this question: why was Franklin considered such an influential member of the founding fathers, despite having no political office? Out of all members, he was sent as an envoy to France. As we know, choosing Franklin proved successful despite many accounts of his peculiar networking tactics. I believe the answer to this question is simple: Franklin represented the secret societies within the company of the founding fathers. Rarely in history do we experience what happened with Benjamin Franklin. One of the secret “behind the scenes” ambassadors of “the society of unknown philosophers” (so named by Manly Hall) is brought into light due to his own bravery and contributions.

Although secret societies continued to exist all over the world, their influence began to spread in America following the success of the American revolution.

Secret Societies In America

Secret societies have been part of American politics since the beginning. As mentioned above, it is likely that Benjamin Franklin and other of his cohorts were members of the same secret societies that held sway in Europe. From the beginnings of American independence, our leaders have been staging to create a new home for the esoteric philosophy. Although this mission was derailed and confused for periods of time, it is now coming to fruition here in 2020.

If you want to understand the importance of the secret societies in American culture, read “The Secret Destiny of America” by Manly Hall. Himself a leader in the Freemasons, Manly Hall wrote extensively on the impact of secret societies and detailed many of their belief, operations, and practices.

According to Hall, a secret society so-named the “Order of the Quest” embarked to create a new world for the hermetic philosophers. Seeing the threat of orthodox religions, this Order saw the discovery of America as an opportunity to expand influence to the New World. Using this land as a staging ground for religious and individual freedom, the Order of the Quest and its associates infiltrated spheres of political influence in Europe and orchestrated the American and French revolutions. If we are to believe what is said about the Bavarian Illuminati, it could be said that the “Order of the Quest” and the Illuminati could be one and the same. However, it is unlikely we know the true name of the actual secret society responsible for pulling the strings. By nature of these secret organizations, it is safe to assume that many of the secrets were kept and not openly shared with people, even in 2020.

Following the American revolution, the “Order of the Quest” vanished into mystery. Were they successful?

It is safe to say that the publication of this blog post and accompanying podcast episodes are testimony to the success of the Order of the Quest. Thankfully, here in 2020, occultists like me can live openly. I am able to share information about esoteric philosophy without fear of harm. In another time, I would have been burned alive for sharing this information.

Whether they had evil intent or not, secret societies founded our modern world. It would be unfair and unrealistic to say that ALL such people were malicious, Satanic, or had any sort of evil plan. Clearly, many secret societies operate for the powers of good and protect those pursuing individual freedoms. Although many of the members of organizations like Skull and Bones have committed war crimes, we do not know their full membership rosters. There are heroes and villains in the ranks of the Freemasons, the Druids, the Ishaya, and all those organizations we will never know. We do not see the countless members of secret societies who live normal lives, contributing to society. Indeed, many secret societies (such as the Odd Fellows) have come into light and proclaimed missions of philanthropy, universal fraternity, and community development.

That being said: if you are someone who is interested in secret societies, be wary. There are red-flags for organizations that would lead you astray. In addition to working for the powers of freedom and light, there are many such secret societies with foul intent. Indeed, just as there is good and evil in all men, so too is there good and evil across all organizations. Be wary of any secret societies paying homage to any particular deity, as this is inconsistent with the original Hermetic teachings. If you find yourself engaged in demonic rituals, black magic, or anything that smells foul, I recommend you turn your back and run. Although dark power can be tempting, it ultimately leads to ruin at the individual and collective levels. It is time for the path of right hand magic.

The true teachings of this world preach individual freedom, universal brother/sister-hood, and personal connection with the divine. Follow in the footsteps of the true masters like Jesus Christ, the Buddha, and Hermes Trismegistus. Do not give way to those organizations who would deny you an authentic and individual relationship with your spiritual path.

Life is a sort of video game. When we alchemize our internal selves, we can ascend to new levels. Only the path of unconditional love and acceptance is recommended. No other path will lead to fruition.

Tread carefully.

+Darth Shickari+