The "Soul Trap" PSYOP
Another Generous Serving of Victim Consciousness
⚠️ Unpopular opinion warning.
Spurred on by a recent post by Jason Breshears of Archaix, I’m going to weigh in - very informally - on a subject I happen to have some deeply researched perspective on…
It’s something I find kind of exasperating, to be honest, kind of like, “REALLY? We’re doing THIS now? Seriously, guys?”
Let’s call it “Soul Trap Theory”. But it’s not really a theory (theories generally consist of more than just fluff - unless it’s the “Big Bang” theory).
The soul trap: This is basically the idea that we (our souls) are forced to return to the reincarnation cycle on earth by external powers or beings who do not have our best interests at heart.
After 20 years of research across many related (and disparate) fields, I’m compelled to share a few thoughts on this and let the chips fall where they may. *grins*
I’m going to post some of Breshears’ comments from his post and interject my own where I feel like it.
So heeeeere we gooo…
Correct. This belief system (which is all it is) doesn't change anything about the long-term post-mortem experience (to phrase it in slightly linear terms).
Jason B.: I’m not on board. That’s my take. Hate to be the iconoclast, but to me this is pure fear-based programming…But I don’t think one’s belief or nonbelief in this scenario changes anything that happens after the soul [personality essence] is separated from the avatar…
The available research data indicates basically ZERO meaningful support for this soul trap meme - and I say that having spent 20 years diving down these rabbit holes in serious study, also making an effort to build an integrated and "unified" perspective that makes sense of as much data as possible in a logical, evidence-based way.
Frankly, I can count precious few observers who’ve made much headway in that endeavour.
From this standpoint I can say, in simple terms, this “soul trap” meme is a wrong-headed idea with almost zero supporting evidence. All our *best* evidence points the other way, actually.
I have marshalled a veritable f**k-tonne of that evidence in Book 2 of THE GRAND ILLUSION. Over to Jason now… ⤵️
Yes, the fact that it's really only popped up in the last 30-odd years is indicative of the collective hive mind going through another permutation as it tries to grapple with the intimidating fact of our very existence in the face of Eternity - all the while coloured (or tainted) by the ingrained victim consciousness we are still struggling to emerge from.
Jason B.: In thousands of years of history and religions the whole concept only recently within 30 years popped up, but that’s not why I refuse to entertain it.
We just love to adopt yet another disempowering idea first chance we get. The fact it’s disempowering isn’t why it’s wrong, but back to Breshears for a moment…
Yes, if none of these people actually experienced a clinical death (no heartbeat, no EEG, no auditory response), then they shouldn't be talking about having "had an NDE."
Jason B.: The evidence that moves people are testimonies from NDEs. These are “near” death experiences—none of these people who tell these stories actually died. Not one…Because none of these people actually died then they were still subject to the collective frames of reference of the guiding collecting programming. They were still subject to the filters of the central nervous system. The more people hear the NDE experiences, the more people will have them and there will develop correlates. [Emphasis added]
And even for a small handful of people who HAVE actually clinically died and had a frightening or "hellish" experience, we know from years of study that this is actually not indicative of the true "afterlife realms" - these types of fearful experiences generally happen in the early, more shallow stages of someone's NDE - during which they are FAR more likely to have their perceptions coloured by cultural conditioning and fear-based belief systems (such as we see in Catholic or Christian theology).
One case in point is the massive body of “interlife” data from hypnotherapists around the world (think Joel Whitton, Michael Newton, Brian Weiss, and others). Newton (and colleagues using his method) has observed from many hundreds of case studies that once someone is in a deep theta state they bypass those surface-level culturally conditioned thought-forms/memes, and after that, the “interlife memories” that are reported are basically IDENTICAL from person to person, all around the world.
Cultural background, walk of life, philosophical persuasion, profession, none of these things have ANY bearing on the experiences reported from that deeper level. We’re talking many thousands of people here.
And not a shred of evidence in favour of the “soul trap.”
The data presents a picture of endless choice and free will to choose from an infinity of potential experiences in an endless omniverse.
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There is a veritable CHASM between the data from interlife data, NDEs, and deep mystical experiences as compared to data coming from what I’ve taken to calling the Astral Phantasia, where anything goes, and all of humanity’s most bizarre and silly ideas about existence are brought to life in vivid astral colour, appearing very “real”.
One of these realms presents a logical, cogent picture; the other does not.
Astral projectors and intuitive types frequently plug into this Astral Phantasia (think of it as a layer of information in the collective unconscious) and see all sorts of ideas, themes, fears, and emotions manifest as seemingly real, autonomous entities, beings, and events. They often don’t seem to realise what they’re tuning into (the information field of the collective unconscious) and contributing to as they report their experiences to us.
Their very perceptions and interpretations feed back into the information field, reinforcing and elaborating on developing storylines, which have been getting noticeably more and more intricate and convoluted over the past 40 years.
Yes, though I think using the term "designed" is giving too much credit. It's largely one of these ideas that has emerged out of the general fumbling blind incompetence and ignorance of the shadow side of the collective consciousness in forgetfulness of its true nature.
Jason B.: The soul trap concept is fear-based programming to me.
Living out life-sims is a simple concept. That we are volunteers until a specific time is simple concept. That there is a caring Oversoul is a simple concept. That there is a grand deceit staged out after your soul departs your body and you have to make the right choice or you suffer consequences introduces a plethora of complexities and doubt about our immortalhood, our place in the Creation and our Oversoul ... which is exactly what it is designed to do.
But yes, it DOES introduce a plethora of complexities and unanswerable questions leading to “turtles on turtles all the way down”.
It is fundamentally not logical.
It also is refuted by truly VAST databanks of evidence and testimony that only a veteran of the field(s) could even begin to appreciate the scope of.
Next I share an insightful comment from one Drew Fox on Sol Luckman’s YouTube channel - and I’m going to add a few more thoughts:
Yes, here we go with the poorly understood and yet all-too-eagerly-embraced Gnostic thematics, from a bygone age and structure of consciousness still stored in the timeless holographic information field.
Drew: …I’m seeing more and more YouTube videos and podcasters representing it as of late and no one seems to be calling it out for the (at best) grift, (at worst) psyop that it quite obviously is!
I’ve also noticed a muddying of the waters regarding the terminology used in their presentations whereby YouTubers who have not experienced a clinical death are starting to claim that they have had a ‘death experience’ to add more weight to their arguments for the existence of the soul trap, which I consider to be outright fraudulent, as it turns out that when pressed on what they mean by a ‘death experience’ they explain that they experienced a difficult emotional time that made them think they could understand what it might be like to die!
…a bit like someone who claims to be a combat veteran confessing that what they actually mean by being a ‘combat veteran’ is they played call of duty on acid so now they know what it must be like to experience battlefield trauma!
I think the clue to their grift is that no one who is pushing the soul trap theory has actually experienced a clinical death yet they are professing to be an authority on what happens to us at the point of death, they even denounce people who have actually experienced a clinical death as being less informed on the death experience than themselves because they claimed to have experienced being enveloped in a warm comforting light and meeting deceased family members while clinically dead, so it’s obviously a trap because the archons are posing as their family members in order to lure them into a trauma juicer to extract their loosh to fuel their matrix machine! (FFS!) [Emphasis added]
It's also an obvious parallel to the Funda-Christian idea that the being/s of light are really the Devil in disguise trying to dupe them into a one-way trip to the tropical vistas of "hell" (another deeply fraudulent concept I dismantle in detail in Book 2 of THE GRAND ILLUSION).
Gnostic ideas came from a different and far-removed group of people in a particular time and place and these teachings reflect THOSE people's understandings of their experiences/encounters with the collective human unconscious (AKA “pleroma”) and/or their (naive) interpretations of archetypical thought-form material in the sub-quantum nonlocal information field.
The same could be said of the patriarchs and prophets of the Abrahamic religions. ✅
Perception is actively created when you’re talking about confronting the collective unconscious, or as my friend and “colleague” Nick Sambrook dubs it… “IT.”
(FYI, Nick is one of those people I mentioned earlier that I can count on one hand.)
IT truly has a life of its own, and the art of subtly deceiving us is something IT has mastered. And yes, that means we are insidiously deceiving ourselves, technically.
NOTE: You see that Drew’s incisive comment above captures a number of different memes that have been somewhat carelessly embraced and cobbled together by the “spiritual conspiratorial community” and inserted into their ever-expanding bucket of every esoteric concept they can find and lump together WITHOUT sufficient perspective, including:
“Archons” orchestrating the (non-existent) “soul trap”
“Loosh” extraction (Loosh is a term from Robert Monroe which has now become very trendy and carelessly bandied about - a catch-all addition to the conspiracy paradigm)
The idea we are living in a Matrix-like simulation either controlled by AI, some sort of computer, evil “aliens,” or archons… 🙄
The Fact is that dissecting the “archons” idea could take an entire book.
Depending on my mood I might tell you they are most likely “artificial elementals”, occultically speaking, a sort of unconscious thought-form intelligence or “program” that may or may not predate the existence of humankind. Either way, there is nothing to fear from them, especially if WE unconsciously created them. They may be merely yet another form of collective unconscious projection stemming from our collective shadow, another “devil” for us to integrate and grow beyond…
…just one prior manifestation of the cunning and manipulative collective unconscious as it manifested itself to a handful of seers in visionary experiences centuries ago.
Going a layer deeper, acknowledging the holographic principle of reality means that, whether it’s “before” humankind or “after” humankind (to use linear terms again), WE are the entire eternal field of reality - timeless and immortal - and therefore WE (the INFINITE “we” and ground of reality) still created the archon illusion. “They” are us and we are them.
Hell, we OURSELVES are basically just thought-forms in the infinite “mind of God,” if you think about it.
However you slice it, there are no grounds for fear around this - you just need different ways of seeing the same concepts from a more logical POV.
(My treatment of this particular subject is a tad careless and flippant here, admittedly, but I get more serious and scholarly in my books. I won’t be debating triggered egos in the comments over this stuff, and troll-ish comments may be deleted.)
To address the “Matrix” idea, yes, we live in a sort of “simulation”, but as I stressed in Book 1 of THE GRAND ILLUSION, it is a self-created dream, a holographic projection or emanation from a deeper substratum of reality that is virtually unfathomable to the limited consciousness of the human avatar (yes, even “spiritual” ones).
The mystics of the ages have been telling us the same exact thing for centuries and it is what I outlined above.
That is why it’s called the Perennial Wisdom.
And I speak from lived experience here - I’ve touched Infinity more than once - I’m not just regurgitating something I heard in a Youtube video. ;-)
Indeed. 👌 So much available data points to free will choice to be here. And again, we are Infinity and Infinity (we) created this dreamworld. Data supporting the "soul trap" meme is pallid at best. Besides, why would the Infinite in its infinite power design a trap for itself?
Jason B. again: Personally, I think the "soul trap" psyop, regardless of how it started, (d)evolved as a way of instilling victim consciousness into the "new ager" community members who were on the verge of standing in their true creative power. The (debatable) necessity of being here until the end of the sim likely hinges, FWIW, IMHO, on a decision that was made, prior to entry here, to commit to the full sim. You get what you pay/ask for. This doesn't fit the definition of a "trap" at all, since it's an exercise of free will.
Yes, the NDE and afterlife topics are DEEPLY researched and dissected in my second book (due out late 2023). Is there a hallucinatory aspect to the NDE as a phenomenon? Yes, it's there but it's FAR from the whole story.
Drew again: So here’s my take on the subject, I used to work in palliative care so have witnessed many people die and I have also experienced two clinical deaths myself after suffering a sudden cardiac death on two separate occasions… and everything you have discussed in this video pretty much rings true!"
There’s a level of nuance to acknowledge here that is beyond the scope of this slapped-together rant which you’ll see in my Book 2 (and 3).
But know this:
People who undergo physiological death (and are then revived to tell the tale) have incredible vistas to share with us, if we could just shed our victim consciousness and engage reality on its own terms, instead of contaminating it with 1,001 fearful projections and/or distorted memories.
The cross-correlations between the NDE reports and those of various out-of-body explorers, remote viewers, mystics, regression therapists, and so on are far, far beyond chance.
As just one example out of many I could choose from, see the NDE report of Scott Drummond here and the corroborating reports from various others who had virtually identical experiences.
We are dealing with shared/concensus realities in the “pleromic” information field, AKA, aether/hyperspace/time-space/implicate orders, etc., etc.
⚠️ Just FYI, I have started doing short videos about these types of things on my TikTok if you want to get in on that action.
When you bypass the “anything goes” Astral Phantasia bubble layer of the collective human unconscious as detected through active human nervous systems perceiving themselves “through a glass darkly”, then what we call “reality” (deeper layers of the implicate order) starts to look very different.
One message rings out loud and clear from the various research databases—whether NDEs, OBEs, mysticism, peak experiences, etc.—relating to these subjects as I’ve studied them for 20 years:
There is no one and nothing working from the other side of the veil to “force” us to be here in the so-called “simulation” (dream) against our will…
…and perspective really is everything. ✅
The collective unconscious (IT) is, however, extremely good at conjuring such illusions for susceptible personalities.
You don’t blame archons or aliens for the fact that you conjure and then participate as an avatar in your dreams on a nightly basis do you?
Then why blame other parties for the physical-life-dream you’re creating?
And the good news is that at the end of BOTH types of dreams you get to wake up and remember you, the Infinite, were the one creating it all in the first place. (Ideally you would want to wake up BEFORE your meat-suit runs out of gas, IMHO, but that’s just me.)
But in the meantime if you’re looking for a boogieman, demiurge, or “devil” in the Astral Phantasia of the collective unconscious there’s no shortage of tulpoidal (thought-form) entities to take on the role for you. 😉
In the grand scheme of things it actually doesn’t matter that much what you believe as we’re all heading in the same basic direction anyway, in the long run.
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Interesting article, I have been wondering about these things for a while. Have you watched the stuff the Farsight Institute have put out on the subject? Remote viewing is quite a different sort of method to get "data' on the matter. I do not know how to rate its validity compared to NDE's, past life regression or mystical states but I have no reason to junk it. I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.
A great article, Brendan. 😊