I recently read a bit from the Temple of the Black Light that pretty much describes the Source as being a false, Demiurgic light. The point is the we have to awaken our black flames and reunite with the formless Chaos.
Most of us know the Demiurge as being the guy vampirizing the world through Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. However, the more radical beauty is to not consider this Jaldabaoth as being the Demiurge, but as Source itself as being the Demiurge.
Source, Brahman, the “Heavenly Father”, Tao, Infinity, etc.
As we know, our physical plane is an emanation of the Source. The primary forces that compose what we view as life stem from the Source.
However, this Source itself stems from the Void. This suggests that both Void and Source are emanations of something higher, and the experience of some mystics allude to a reality that goes even beyond the Source and the Void. Together, the Source and the Void constitute the “unmanifest absolute”, the creative principle that arises from formless stillness. However, there is an “unmanifest unmanifest absolute” that goes even further beyond Source and Void.
To note, “”“Plato, as the speaker Timaeus, refers to the Demiurge frequently in the Socratic dialogue Timaeus, c. 360 BC. The main character refers to the Demiurge as the entity who “fashioned and shaped” the material world. Timaeus describes the Demiurge as unreservedly benevolent, and so it desires a world as good as possible. The world remains imperfect, however, because the Demiurge created the world out of a chaotic, indeterminate non-being.”""
The idea is that there is a hidden unity that surpasses the unity of Void and Source together. Most people call the unity of Source and Void the “One”, but the existence of realms beyond existence for me lends credence to the idea that the greatest trick of all time has been in misidentifying the Source/Void as the highest source of Being when it is actually just a veil that we have to pierce through.
What we call the Demiurge/Jaldabaoth that is a pig-like, worm-like entity trying to vampirize our energies might be, in a great trick of irony, intentionally using the name Demiurge in order to get us to focus our hatred on it (to empower it) rather than focusing our attention on the real Demiurge, the “Source” that most people from all over the world view as God.
Of course, the question is “Whose experiences or cosmologies can point us to a real place beyond Source and Void?” other than @C.Kendall 's experience with Lexmanah? The problem that I have is that merely worshipping Void/Chaos as the true G is not enough for me, so I can’t find myself going down the route of TBL.
In other words, " What is the real Unity beyond Source/Void, and how can we go beyond that real Unity to truly go beyond God?"