Transcending the chaos

art by Dan Singh @heyimadethisforyou

Today, perhaps more than any other time in human history, we are seeing the rebirth of a unity consciousness that incorporates many ancient streams of knowledge with the desire to write a new destiny for the human race. This rekindling of ancient wisdom with modern day mysticism is being brought about by the quest to bring a deeper meaning into a world that seems to have lost it; a fast-paced, materialistic world that seems to be obsessed with violence, death, and killing. Perhaps one of the reasons this resurgence is needed is because we can see how badly the world needs balance. We feel it personally in the stress of our daily lives, the imbalance of our relationships, and the ecological crisis of the Earth herself.

Yet in the midst of this chaos there is a new kind of human being born, a being that I call homo luminous; a man or woman of inner light who may perhaps be the next step in our evolution as a species. These are people who yearn to create the type of world where war, pollution, and struggle are a thing of the past; who have an innate sense of the sacredness of life and are committed to finding a way back to it. As forerunners to this more enlightened kind of human, we seek to move past the distractions in our outer world to find a more eternal Truth. We want to transcend the chaos of our heavy-handed politics, our materially co-opted media, our patriarchal religions, and the dysfunctional patterns of our relationships that have been handed down by our families. We are people who search for the beautiful, the true and the eternal. These luminous human beings know that in order to bring a new and better world into being, they must somehow align with these more eternal principles, if the world we are living in now is to ever heal.

art by Dan Singh @heyimadethisforyou

But discovering what has caused this imbalance in the world is not an easy task. Untangling the strings of history, culture, religion and power is not something generally discussed on the evening news. My book The Return of the Divine Sophia is a journey towards unraveling these elements of cultural belief that have caused us to fall out of rhythm with the Cosmos. By understanding how our past has shaped our present, and how our theological beliefs have programmed our societies, we can then chose whether to continue the path we are on, or rewrite our own destinies.

The ancient Mysteries of the past hold certain keys to recovering this inner balance that can help us to transform our world. These ancient teachings were taught within the great Mystery Schools some 4000 years before the birth of Jesus, and some 400 years after the Crucifixion. These sages saw the Universe as infinitely vast, and also profoundly personal, embracing the concepts of both God Within and God Without, concepts that we now call Immanence and Transcendence. They reconciled the disciplines of philosophy, religion, and science into one unified field, and they honored the Creator of the Universe as the Divine Father and Mother of the All.

At the heart of this wisdom is an inner alchemy that Jesus called the Way. It is a path of integration and transformation that embraces both the divine masculine and feminine within the heart. It is the inner path of Sacred Union taught by Jesus and by Mary Magdalene, but these teachings have also been taught by Thoth, the god of wisdom in ancient Egypt, by sages in Taoism and the Sufi world, and in the Old Religions of the Goddess, with people who lived close to the land and the natural cycles of nature. Intrinsic to the Way is the reclaiming of the Divine Father/Mother God within the heart. This creates a wave of enlightenment for ourselves and our societies… giving us the power to change our world.

Many of these secrets were encoded in the language of sacred myth and story so that they would not be forgotten, yet most of us can no longer translate the meanings behind this symbolism, steeped as we are in a less than enlightened society. It is only now as we embrace the sciences of astronomy, cosmology, genetics, biology, and quantum physics that we are really beginning to understand how these “myths” are really founded on deeper truths. We must explore the teachings of the Goddess, the inner alchemy of Union, the wisdom of the Masters, to discover the path that will lead us back to wholeness as a planet.

by Tricia McCannon, author of The Return of the Divine Sophia

The Return of Ancient Goddess Wisdom

goddess wheel
Goddess Wheel By James Roderick

If history is to be believed, the gods and goddesses were many and they spread out across the world, from the Sumerian and Babylonian cultures across the Mediterranean. They great centers were in Lebanon, Egypt, the Indus Valley, and the Sinai peninsula. While some were primarily concerned with their own agendas, others were more deeply involved with the protection and enlightenment of humanity. Isis, for example, the daughter of Thoth, the god of wisdom, was one of those dedicated to the upliftment of the human condition. Her many attributes include curing disease, weaning humans from cannibalism, instituting marriage, inventing the loom, teaching the spinning of flax and weaving of cloth, as well as the domestication of animals, grinding of corn and revealing the mysteries of wheat, corn and barley.


Today her name is being corrupted by our own planetary patriarchs who are afraid of the rising wave of female wisdom that threatens to bring balance to our world, and thus they have dubbed the terrorist group ISIL by the name of ISIS, polluting and distorting a deeper truth. As an advocate for the human race, these are some of her many titles: Divine Lady, Goddess of Fertility, Queen of the Earth, Lady of the Living, Goddess of Healing, Protectress of the Dead, Mistress of the Elements, Bestower of Divine Life, Ruler of Egypt, Queen of the Stars. How many of us could lay claim to even a tenth of this kind of industry and positive far reaching influence? Not many, I imagine.


In recent years, as the physical and historic evidence for the existence of Extraterrestrial World Civilizers has grown, there are some who chaff against the idea that we were once the children of the gods, and like children we were instructed in a way of life that we may or may not have invented ourselves. After all, they rail, are we not rulers of our own destinies now? How dare any race presume to dominate us, enslave us, or tell us what to do! We are free citizens of the world, and this is not to be allowed!

Like angry teenagers, we may choose blame the gods for all that has gone wrong on our planet, believing that elitist organizations like the Illuminati are a continuance of an ancient system of master and slave, “the have and have nots.” But are we better off now, than we would have been without the knowledge that they brought us? I believe we are, and now we are free to do what we want with that knowledge, and to make a better world.


While there is certainly some truth in the observation that for thousands of years there was once a more rigid structure to society that sought to give each person a role or a purpose, the gods left this planet long ago. Now we are in charge. And if we are honest, it is the human desire for riches, power and control that has created the social systems of the “have and have nots” in the world today.

We human beings are responsible for the suppression of knowledge and the manipulation of the masses for our own ends, not the gods. And it has been the power and resolution of the human spirit that has been hard at work for the past 500 years to change it with advances in science, new age thought, and a more universal and humanitarian approach to our own brothers and sisters. But we must ever be vigilant as we chart our own destinies in this world. Where we may have once given power to the gods, do we not now give over much of our power to our banking systems, our governments, our fossil based industries, our oppressive patriarchal religions, our political tyrants, and the good or bad leaders that we vote into office every year.

The gods were hardly perfect, but the jewels they left us were many. The question is now, what are we going to do with those arts of civilization? How can we create a more balanced, loving and sustainable world in the here and now? Now that we are in charge, what are we going to do about it? The answer lies within us all.

by Tricia McCannon, author of The Return of the Divine Sophia