PROMETHEUS IN ACADEMIA
Erle Frayne Argonza / Ra
Descend upon the pillars and corridors of Academia!
Have your merriment and feasts among
The expectant adherents of your holy fire.
Illuminate the residents of Academia with your
Undying light: mana of reason and knowledge.
Awaken us to the flowering consciousness of the knower
As your light fires up the longing lamps of us all.
Remain! Linger on! Let your sacred essence be
Of the inherited Elixir of our triumphant march
Along Life’s trek!
Happy at last will be Zeus over our sublime fraternity.
[Writ. 11 November 1988, Proj. 8, Quezon City, M.Manila]
‘Prometheus in academia’ signifies the mystic who, though still challenged to rise above the surplus Desire (signified by Prometheus tied on a rock, continuously consumed by a vulture), chooses to base in the academe. Many of us would-be White Robes did choose this platform for spreading higher Light, an experience that I found very fulfilling.
When I was still actively teaching at the University of the Philippines (old Manila campus), I met another mystic there, Prof Piwi Aragon. I was so glad that we were both teaching for the same department (social sciences). Glad all the more as I found out that other faculty members were seekers, and altogether we enriched our library with esoteric books, mentored students in the Teaching, and spoke on prophecy right inside the university on certain occasions.
In 2008, I ascended spiritually, finally transcending the ‘Promethean phase’ of my initiation. Looking back, the teaching profession actually taught me a lot about how to become a guru, and I needed that very much in as much as I was a great warrior in past lives who just wasn’t keen on mentoring the way a professor and guru does. The academe was my training ground to teach well, to practice flexibility in handling seekers of diverse psyche (personality).
Now, as to Zeus, in case some seekers still aren’t knowledgeable about the matter, Zeus signifies the Dyaus-Pitar or ‘sky fathers’ of antiquity. They were the Solar Pitris who were called forth to help evolve humans that we know today, for as Blavatsky cogitated, nature alone cannot breed humans. Beings of higher awareness must be involved in the creation of human species. The Solar Pitris were preceded by the Lunar Pitris, who were the creator fathers of the primordial Pangean races.