A letter from Prometheus
The following is a selection from my book, The Devil and the Second Coming. (Which you can download for free below!) The selection is a letter as revealed to me by the God Prometheus:
Modern theories tell us there are 11 or 12 dimensions: the spatial dimensions we are used to, time, and 7 or 8 others. If this is the case, then our bodies didn’t evolve in only the four dimensions we see and feel, but also in other, more ‘exotic’, dimensions. This means that we could have other-dimensional body parts. And indeed we do! We are born with, and have, other-dimensional ‘chrysalises’ that we can shed—William James uses the term ‘moulting’. Many men have them in their beards, but perhaps the easiest to find of these other-dimensional body parts, a ‘chrysalis’ meant to be other-dimensionally shed can be located on the perineum.
The perineum is located in men between the anus and the scrotum. It is characterized by a ‘seam’ or ridge that runs along its length. Many people are familiar with this. What many are not familiar with is the fact that this ridge or seam is in fact an other-dimensional chrysalis that can be shed. This is easy to demonstrate; all one needs is a mirror and the proper lighting. If you look you will see the ridge, which almost appears to be an artery or vein. But if you start rubbing it with your finger, you find the ridge ‘rubbing away’, leaving only hair behind. One can even pinch the ridge and ever so gently pull it away from the skin. Making sure not to rip any hairs out, you can pull the other-dimensional aspects of this chrysalis away from your body, only to discover nothing in your fingers at all. It’s really rather fascinating.
This area of the body is used in the production of human pheromones. Note that it is not simply for the production of chemical pheromones that can be measured by laboratory experiment, but also for pheromones that exist in the 7 or 8 other dimensions. This pheromone system, once activated in humans, is used for many purposes, but it must be noted that it has not been activated for everyone. This is to say, there are two kinds of people in this world: those who have undergone this developmental change, and those who haven’t. Some are completely in the dark about how pheromones operate, how they are perceived, and how they are experienced. Some others, however, do understand pheromones. As such they experience the world differently.
They communicate differently. Among those who have changed, it is sometimes considered ‘rude’ to be inefficient in conversation, to talk a lot. It’s an unneeded demand for concentration. This concentration on the verbal is unneeded because much of what’s going on is now communicated non-verbally.
These people have a deeper understanding of their surroundings. Heightened senses allow them to discern more about themselves and others; for example, they are more likely to know when someone is lying. ‘Reading’ people becomes second nature to those who have undergone the change. Navigating social situations becomes much easier, and a changed person quickly notices differences between those who have changed and those who haven’t.
I started talking about it and ran into the most curious thing: many people knew exactly what I was talking about—some had been aware their entire lives—but no one really wanted to talk about it. I got reactions that ranged from mild interest to severe discomfort.
This points to the next area of discussion: if this is all true, why does no one talk about it? As I investigated this phenomenon people’s reticence was one of the most telling features. Despite this I was able to glean some information. “Socialization,” as one friend called it, is a big problem for society. Clearly, the inability to discuss it out loud is one of the reasons it’s problematic. “It’s all about connections with other people,” I was told obliquely. Another friend, when I put it to him directly, told me that learning about this is a very personal experience. I wasn’t able to get much more out of him.
This area of the human condition is off limits for discussion because for a long time now discussion has been prohibited by God. Those of you who know what I am talking about will know this is true. Others I’m sure will be skeptical. Many people harbor doubts about the existence of God until—upon discovering this phenomenon—they find themselves overcome with what I will call for lack of a better word, ‘shame.’ This God-given shame has kept us silent all this time.
How then am I able to speak of it? Simply put, I am God.
This deserves a bit of clarification. I am one god among many. Indeed, each of us is a god. But the word ‘God’, with a capital-G, is a title. Like ‘President,’ ‘King,’ or ‘Czar,’ it is a position filled on a rotating basis. I have not been God for a while, though I have held the position many times before. Up until very recently the position was held by a colleague of mine. She has since retired, and the position has fallen to me.
My task on Earth is limited. The rule which states that ‘no one can talk about it’ has served its purpose, but it is time for it to go. By reading this sentence, you are released from your previous obligation and allowed to talk about it. All of it. All systems designed to keep the old rule in place are to be dismantled.
I must go further, however, and point out that we all now have a duty to speak. This needs to become an area of human discourse, like any other. The burden falls on you, the advanced, to talk about it with those who don’t yet know. A science needs to develop around this area of human experience.
There are many questions that a science like this must strive to answer: How exactly is this biological system ‘activated’? How does the body function after ‘activation’? Are senses heightened? Do they change? Is metabolism affected? Is sleep? Is the experience different for men and women? How do the new phenomena manifest in human life? What knowledge is revealed? At what age do people normally learn of this change? When should we learn of this change? How many people discover it via another person? How many discover it on their own? What percentage of people reach this discovery at all? How many die without ever knowing? How should it be? What are the epistemological, metaphysical, ethical, and spiritual issues surrounding all this?
What were your experiences? How did you discover it? How did your friends? Share this with each other, and speak.
I should address some common concerns.
Many are no doubt interested in the question, “What happens when we die?” The question to ask is not whether we live forever, but whether, if we do in fact live forever, life becomes any more meaningful. I submit that it doesn’t. Necessarily, at any rate. Living forever is as incomprehensible to the mind as is dying. I do know that our existence in the future is determined in large part by what we do in the present, so, “How ought I live?”—a question of philosophy—assumes paramount importance.
I’m not going to adjudicate on any of the world’s religions. Most were projects of one god or another. As a friend of mine once said, “Religion corrals the human animal.” Moreover, the notion of sin has been incoherent since the Euthyphro. I’m what you might call, ‘spiritual but not religious’. I’ve always looked for understanding in the life of the mind, in philosophy, art, science, and music. And I’ve looked to experience this life with friends.
While I can’t speak for the other gods, I can assure you that I do not wish to be worshiped. I have little interest in that.
I think it wise to stay out of your current affairs. I’m sure I could say plenty on issues like the use of fossil fuels, deforestation, the extinction of species, sustainability, wealth and social inequality, violence, and the like, but to comment on these would be too obvious. I will make two points. First, in the education of our youth, we should teach philosophy and ethics—and not a little. Arguments, argument forms, basic logic, and grammar should be taught from the 6th grade onward. Philosophy proper, and ethics, from the 9th grade onward. Secondly, marijuana should be legal.
I don’t normally prophesize, but I will pass along the following: there will come Demigods, numerous, who will help remake the world. I won’t tell you how to recognize them; that’s part of the game.
I’ve sent a copy of this to the Vatican, and asked them to confirm that I am who I say I am. Besides that, if you still don’t believe me go get a mirror and check out your perineum. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to eat from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.
As I gave you fire, so too have I given you speech.