Human Sovereignty

The Art of Knowing

John Ege
8 min readApr 24, 2022

The Greek word for knowledge was gnosis. The Gnostics are those who believe humans have knowledge, a sliver of the divine within them. All humans. We only need look in, not ascribe to experts or governments. This is an important theme, found in the hero’s journey, whether you’re Dorothy from Kansas, or Luke from Tatooine- the quest is to discover the power with in. Hypnosis is the practice of making unconscious knowledge conscious. Hyp, in this case hypo- Greek for beneath, as opposed to hyper or over- coupled with gnosis translates into knowledge beneath our conscious understanding. Just because you don’t have a conscious idea of something, doesn’t mean you don’t have bearings, or that you can discern the validity of a thing. Intuition then is practicing the subtle art of trusting yourself. But can a person push past trust into full knowing?

Hypnagogia: The Trippy Mental State That is the Key to Deep Self-Discovery

Hypnagogic experiences, most often referred to hallucinations- something unreal- is likely not as unreal as people might like it to be. It is a knowing. Maybe it feels real because there is an inescapable reality to it. It’s a knowing that comes as one falls into sleep. Durations vary, but they’re usually lightening quick and so vivid person is awakened to their normal reality, where they force themselves to relax, and return to the process of sleep.

Could hypnagogic experiences be cultivated, the same way Remote Viewing skills can be learned? A 2018, science article slash infomercial teasing at future possibilities still unrealized for the masses, suggested as much. A system for influencing hypnagogic micro-dreams, Bob Yirka, feels like the promise of Lucid Dreaming tech- always just out of the reach of us mere mortals, but promising mass liberation from this Maya illusion.

There are others who have offered us technology for liberation. They are not cheap. The Monroe Institute offers the Gateway Experience, using Hemisync technologies, which in essence is binaural beats, is fairly expensive and time consuming, but at least once you’ve accomplished it you have something that is yours to carry for life. You don’t have to use tech. You could learn to have out of body experiences with techniques offered by Monroe, and others, like Thomas Campbell or William Buhlman- who worked with Monroe, but uncovered their abilities before they knew each other.

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John Ege

LPC-S, Assistent State Director for MUFON, TX, and father of 1... Discovering the Unseen through Art, Word, Thought, and Mystery.