Dreams, Optimism, Wisdom




IN FLIGHT (Poem 19)

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Here in the Pearl of the Orient

I’ve met you all of Earth’s social types:

Pauper and wealthy merchant

Fisherfolk, peasant and gentry

Countryfolk, villager and highlander

Craftsman, workingman, magnate, banker

Prostitute, gangster and policeman

Bishop, priest, nun, monk, minister and sinner

Pedagogue, manager and white-collar man

Sailor, bus driver and flyboy

Clerk, bartender and pedlar

Soldier and rebel warrior

Politician, publican and rabble rouser

Idiot, artist, athlete, genius.

Luck-struck! I feel like a star!

An opportuned social alchemist ceaselessly immersed

In all social spaces

Transmuted henceforth!

Rendered flexibly immortal to live and lead

In all imaginable shapes and spheres.

I shall fly so soon.

Scattered are your seeds over

Earth’s living zones

You ramparts of the planet.

[Writ. 30 Aug. 1987, Univ. of the Philippines, Quezon City, M.Manila.]



In my book Libertosophy & Freethought, I declared the thesis that one must attain self-realization or moksha within a social context. Be where the people are, practice devotion to God by showing devotion to them too, and serve the helpless ones to alleviate their needs and impoverishment. Serve wholeheartedly, and do it in silence.

Ascension that is done in a social context I first termed then as ‘social alchemy’. At a latter time, I coined the term libertosophy to mean a paradigm of spiritual truths, knowledge, wisdom that is suited for an aspirant who moves in the sub-paths of service and enlightened power, such as the social activists of our time.

I never found appreciation for those monks in Tibet who were isolating themselves inside caves and seemingly meditating forever. On the contrary, I disdained such a practice. One need not be a monk in order to ascend and attain moksha, one can isolate the self by living alone in your urban flat, but do not delude yourself with attaining moksha by total isolation.

Be like the proverbial Prometheus, who brought Light to those in need, though you may be challenged by Desire and may buckle down at times (Desire symbolized by the Vulture that pecked Prometheus’ liver while he was tied on a rock). As Jesus urged us, feed the poor, give water to the thirsty. Bring for the Light of truth, knowledge, wisdom to those who are in need, that they too can find balance within them, develop inner peace, and find the Path to nirvana or salvation.



April 2011



Erle Frayne D. Argonza / Ra

Magandang gabi! Good evening!

Dusk now rapidly approaches as I write this piece. Each twilight that passes forebodes the crashing of the old world and old selves and the coming of the ascension of the galaxy, universes and our new selves.

At this moment, let me clarify a question about the level of awareness that a seeker ought to set as target. A lady seeker did ask me this question, if she could become a spiritual master someday as the end-goal of the lessons in the Path, which I answered in the affirmative.

Without exception, all seekers that I handle—both here on the physical plane and Above (astral and etheric planes)—are clarified that the Teaching seeks to propel one to metamorphose to nirvana consciousness in the long run. Nirvana is the 5th plane, the first plane among three (3) spiritual planes, and that’s the minimum awareness that a seeker should target in the long run.

Awakening of one’s own nirvanic consciousness means one becomes a Master of Wisdom. This is just the minimum target, to repeat. As one reaches this awareness level, one must go on till the Christ awareness or mahaparanirvana awareness is reached, enabling the aspirant to mutate to an Ascended Master or Christed One.

And that’s not the end of the line. The aspirant, now turned Christed One, should go on in the journey, be bestowed with tasks appurtenant to a Christed One, until sometime in the long run the same aspirant metamorphoses to an Avatar upon the awakening of his/her monad or God-self.

At the inception of the set of lessons, dubbed simply as the Teaching, I make it clear to the seeker that the awareness climb shall in no way fixate the person to the psychic or 5th density level. That level is too low, and it is regressive for a seeker to move to that level more so if s/he had already reached the level of 6th density (genius).

“One seeker must set his/her focus on Trikuti,” said a swami of the Radha Soami order. Set your eyes, dear Seeker, on the nirvanic goal, strive for no other minimum goal than nirvana, and practice the tools handed over to you by your teacher. Don’t ever be remiss in practicing the tools, don’t ever make the mistake of practicing some and junking others (most specially that of deprogramming vices and building virtues), for no one can reach nirvana with an imbalanced practice of the Teaching.

Your Teacher will diligently help you through, by healing your subtle bodies, detoxifying your dense chakras and subtle bodies, zealously guarding you against Evil Masters with his/her own Being (you will come under his/her aura thus shielding you from harmful attacks), taking off some veils in your psyche, and taking a part of your karmas along the way.

Resist every bad attitude, balance off your imbalanced psyche (if you suffer from psychological disorder ailment), resist every messianic delusion of saving others (save yourself most of all and stop thinking of saving your relatives or friends as they have their respective Guides that does the task of ‘saving’), focus on your attainment practices. Along the way, you will see both dark and light veils drop off your inner vision, thus enabling you to perceive realities you have never imagined to see before.

Nirvana, the level that makes one a master of wisdom, is again the minimum goal that one must focus on in the Path. Yes, you can become a master should you persevere and diligently practice the complete set of tools given out to you by your Teacher or guru.

[Philippines, 16 July 2010]








Prof. Erle Frayne D. Argonza

November 2010

Felicitous greetings to you all!

Let me continue to reverb the message of a most heartfelt gratitude to you enthused readers and fellow analysts/writers who appreciate my notes on society, wisdom, and self-development.

My own eyes continue to witness the rise of end-users and discussants, as I visited the search engines to monitory those sites that have quoted or discoursed on my writings. My social blogs ensue being esteemed among the world’s top sociology blogs, warming up my heart ceaselessly.

With your impeccable appreciation and support of my cyber-crusade, information about me on the internet expanded by several folds.

Special thanks to the following online news, magazines and portals for citing my notes as among the top blogs on cyberspace:

Thanks too to the following sites that have cited, discussed and debated on various notes of mine about a diversity of topics and themes:


Gracious thanks to you all! Mabuhay!



Prof. Erle Frayne D. Argonza

October 2010


Felicitous greetings to you all!

I hereby extend my most heartfelt gratitude to enthused readers and fellow writers who appreciated my notes about social life, wisdom and arts.

I realize, as I visited the search engines to monitory those sites that have cited and/or discussed my blogs, have been increasing by the week. My social blogs continue to be counted among the world’s top sociology blogs, which surely makes my heart very elated.

Indubitably, after your appreciation and support of my cyber-crusade, information about me on cyberspace increased by gigantic strides.

Special thanks to the following online news, magazines and portals for citing my notes as among the top blogs on cyberspace:


Thanks too to the following sites that have cited, discussed and debated on various notes of mine about a diversity of topics and themes:


Maraming salamat! Mabuhay kayo!



Erle Frayne D. Argonza / Ra

Let me bring you another folk lore from the Malays: the creation myth of the Tagalogs. Tagalogs are the ethnic groups of Luzon island in the Philippines, from whose dialect came forth the foundations of the national language of Filipino.

Tagalog is a coinage of Taga Ilog, literally meaning “from the river.” The river in the term is a referent for the hydrological societies that pervaded the Philippine archipelago prior to the advent of western imperialism and colonialism.

A nation richly endowed with folklore, with myths and legends, the Philippines counts among its popular lores the myth of ‘Malakas and Maganda’. Literally, it translates as ‘myth of Strong (Malakas) and Beautiful (Maganda).’

The myth goes that there was once a bamboo floating listlessly by the oceans. The bamboo finally ceased to float as it landed on a coast in the Philippines. As it did so, a white dove flying above descended on the bamboo and pecked it accordingly. The bamboo then split, and out came Malakas and Maganda. The Filipinos are their descendants.

A very ancient narrative, the mythos is, to my mind, a repository of a science that was already known in the ancient times: the science of birthing. Such a science was eventually lost, as the end of the ice age inundated land masses, sunk continental chunks of lands, and led to a dark age of sorts.

Despite the retreat of civilization after the end of the last glacial period, the survivors found ample means to preserve the knowledge and information that they could preserve through folklore (myths & legends). Let’s take the signifiers one by one.

  • Let’s take the case of the sea/ocean first of all. The water in the seas is a signifier for the amniotic fluid inside the mother’s womb. In the womb is, of course, the ovum which is a facility for birthing.
  • The bamboo, with its nodes, long and pliant, is signifier for the DNA/genes. It is unimaginable to create humans without the genetic vehicle for their making, the vehicle being no other than the DNA.
  • The dove is a bird. The bird is signifier for ‘desire’ and the phallus as well. Both desire and phallus are key biological facilities in creating life forms. The bird pecking the bamboo signifies the procreation act.
  • From inside the bamboo, one presumably finds the masculine (Malakas) and feminine (Maganda) elements or identities. Which is what it is: both masculine and feminine genes are already inherently present in the DNA.
  • Having both a Malakas (masculine) and a Maganda (feminine) in one space, co-equal, refers to the law of duality. The DNA has two (2) strands, gender has two identities (male, female), and so on.
  • The soil, as indicated by the coast, signifies the elements of the Earth. All such elements are present in the human body. Without such elements, without biological matter containing such elements, babies can’t be produced. Soil is matter, from the Latin word ‘mater’ or matter, as it is also the feminine element (mother, mater).

That Malakas and Maganda simultaneously came out together from the same bamboo signifies the gender equality among the ancient Malays. Patriarchy was alien to the Malays, who were among the last subraces of the Atlantean ‘root race’ to evolve in history.

Patriarchy was largely imposed from the outside: from Islam it was imposed upon southern Filipinos, from Christianity unto Northern Filipinos. Indians and Chinese also migrated to the islands, introducing their brand of patriarchy.

Yet no matter how much tons of debris may have buried the ancient ways of the Tagalogs/Filipinos, they were not totally buried after all. One only needs to mine their folklores, of which volumes of documentation works were already published, to be able to extract and unveil hidden truths.

As I’ve been saying all along, the contributions of Malays to the Teaching (‘God’s Word, higher mysteries) are found more in their folklores rather than their scriptures. Malayan scriptures are Islamic, Buddhist, and Christian, or impositions from outside. Folklores are originally their creative production, and are repositories of High Knowledge and wisdom. Such a thesis is exemplified by the Tagalog creation myth.

[Philippines, 22 May 2010]








Erle Frayne D. Argonza / Ra

Mystical-esoteric circles across the world have been making noisy contentions since the late 19th century yet about the contributions of certain cultural families to the higher mysteries (Christians’ ‘word of God’, yogi-gurus’ ‘the Teaching’). Western philosophers have been enamored particularly to Indian, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, Hebrew, Egyptian, Meso-American, and native North American streams of esoteric thought.

There is an observed undercurrent of ethnocentrism in those thoughts for sure. Western esotericists and occultists have been particularly hyper-valuing the Atlantean ‘tradition’, for the simple reason that Atlantis was part of Western hemisphere. It’s ethnocentrism pure and plain.

The same circles have been pretty silent about other cultural streams’ contributions to the Teaching. A deafening silence, for instance, can be discerned about Malay contributions to the Teaching, a silence that can be misconstrued as racist condescension towards the brown-hued peoples of Southeast Asia whom they subconsciously regard as “halfway between monkey and man.”

Let us take the case of mantras that have fundamental import for purification, protection, and prosperity purposes. If one reads the works of JJ Hurtak, one would rather see the ethnocentric propensity to regard the Jewish stream as the core of all invocative interventions. The rationale advanced is that the high knowledge was passed on by Enoch directly, or by God Almighty, and so contesting such a rather ex cathedra truth is tantamount blasphemy.

I would have none of those subtle dirty tactics of Western thinkers and their cult followers across the globe. The truth of the matter is that all cultures of the planet have contributed in no small measure to the build up of the Teaching (higher mysteries, God’s ‘word’, universal knowledge, mystical science…). Inclusive of such contributions are the invocative interventions or mantras.

Malay culture is among the major cultural families the world over. There must be around 350-400 million Malays across the southeast Asian region, making them so diverse in form. Malays were among the last races of the 4th ‘root race’ (Atlantean), and were among those who survived the deluge that marked the end of the last glacial period (which ended Atlantean civilization and hegemony).

Malays were most likely bred from out of the dark-skinned Lemurians of antiquity. Of gigantic stature, the Lemurians gave birth to the black peoples today. During the advent of the dark-hued Lemurians, a branch of it would become the Polynesian race. A branch of the Polynesians were further isolated and chosen to breed a more light-colored hue of brown pedigree, the Malay race.

One would find in many folklore scattered across island Southeast the traces of the conflicts between the parent race (tall dark-skinned Polynesian-Lemurians) and the offspring race (brown shorter height Malays). There is hardly any ethnic group in the region where the belief in giants doesn’t exist. The ‘shorties’ (Malays) turned out to be smarter and agile than the ‘gigantes’ (Polynesians) who would in the end lose or are isolated.

The Philippines alone, which the Hierarchy chose for me to embody, has about 100 ethnic groups. Scholars have already accumulated research materials about the folklore of the islanders, which indicates a vast storehouse of symbolic constructs that outmatch those found in the West or ‘middle East’ (another ethnocentric Western invention).

Let’s take the category of myths and legends. The Anglo-Saxons have just but a single narrative of Beowulf, which was evidently culled from the Nordic-Teutonic traditions of antiquity. In contrast, the Filipino legends have a variegation of versions, such as Lam Ang of Ilocos, Biuag & Malana of Cagayan, and so on.

If a coterie of scholars would consolidate all the folklore of Filipinos, Malaysians, Indonesians, Bruneians, Southern Thais, Timorese, indigenous Formosans, and related ethnicities, they would most likely be overwhelmed with the magnitude of results. At least 100 volumes of an encyclopedic compendium would be the result.

During our centennial celebration of Philippine Independence in the 1990s, scholars from the University of the Philippines generated around ten (10) encyclopedic volumes of folklore. That is just the tip of the iceberg of Malay folklore, as one can see.

My contention is that it is in folklore where we can mine the higher mysteries and discover their parallelisms and similarities with those already established (e.g. Vedic, Tibeto-Lama, Tao, Hebrew…). While typical esotericists would use scriptures of their choice cultures for mining higher mysteries, among the Malays it would be in the folklore rather than scriptures.

Only astigmatic or parochial minds would reduce scriptures as the sole basis for extracting higher mysteries such as universal laws. Any Western esotericist who’d claim “Hey those Malay guys don’t have scriptures at all so their contribution to high knowledge is negligible” is as smug as the bigoted Victorians imperialists of yesteryears.

Such bigots have a one-dimensional way of looking at things, a fixed idea about sources of knowledge (their way—scriptures), and turn out to be incompetent in dealing with mystical studies amid their university exposures and doctorate degrees even.  Ignorance killed the cat, so did ignorance snuff out the chance for mining Malay culture for mystical knowledge.

No wonder that among the 144,000 White Robes sent forth at the ‘end of time’, thousands were embodied here in Southeast Asia. We have Teachers everywhere here, in all sub-regions of the southeast, who hopefully would unearth the Light that has been seemingly trapped in the antechambers of Malay culture.

We have no need to import other traditions here in fact. Even in meditation tools, we have indigenous ones embedded here, now being unearthed by Teachers and seers. I don’t even have to mention martial arts and healing (herbals included), fields that have clearly demonstrated the practical aspects of the Teaching that has been embedded in Malay culture.

So, while the scripturalists of the traditional mold go their way of flattering themselves with having unveiled truths, let the folklorists go ahead and unveil the same truths from out of the folklore of the Malays. For the Teachers sent forth here as embodied Malays, go ahead and spread the Teaching silently, gradually sharing in the process your learnings about the Malay stream of higher mysteries.

In ending this note, let me invoke AKO YAONG AKO. It is Filipino for I AM THAT I AM. I discovered this mantra translation a year ago, and I invoke it every now and then. Ako Yaong Ako! Siya Nawa.

[Philippines, 13 May 2010]










Prof. Erle Frayne D. Argonza / Guru Ra

Felicitous greetings to you all!

I hereby extend my most heartfelt gratitude to enthused readers and fellow writers who appreciated my notes about social life, wisdom and arts.

Just about three (3) years ago, there was very little information about my person on cyberspace. Today, as I’ve spread my messages of Light and hope to all of the corners of the globe via the blogs and social networks, many enthused souls responded through reading, exchanges of notes, and citations of my works. Finally, after your appreciation and support of my cyber-crusade, information about me on cyberspace increased by gigantic strides.

Special thanks to the following online news, magazines and portals for citing my notes as among the top blogs on cyberspace:

Thanks too to the following sites that have cited, discussed and debated on various notes of mine about a diversity of topics and themes:

Maraming salamat! Thank you very much! Love & Light!

September 2010