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Hyperian History Of The World (21st Century)

Dicembre 30th, 2019 No Comments   Posted in Dacia Iluministă

Hyperian History Of The World (21st Century)

As the 20th Century drew to a close, the ‘cold war’ between communism and capitalism ended with the fall of communism, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Soviet Union. Yet it was not true to say that Capitalism had defeated Communism. Capitalism didn’t win any victory, it simply outlived Communism. Communism fell apart all by itself. It’s major flaw was to force equal outcomes for all. This led to a lack of competition, a lack of any incentive for hard work and brilliance. A lazy worker would receive the same as a hard worker, so why bother working hard? Without any hard work, there was no development and society simply ground to a halt, eventually falling apart.

Meanwhile, the capitalist world made advances. Former communist nations such as China remained communist officially, whilst actually embracing capitalism, albeit a form of capitalism under complete state control. The USA, as the figurehead for the capitalist world, celebrated its ‘victory’ with an economic boom in the 1990s. This coincided with the spread of a major new technology, a vast, global computer communication network which came to be known as the Internet. In one of the most significant technological advances in history, the human world suddenly became connected, the earth seemed to shrink as people thousands of miles apart could now communicate instantly, and all of human knowledge became available to anyone with a connection.

Into the new millennium, the party of the 1990s came to an abrupt halt when, in September 2001 Islamic terrorists attacked the US using hijacked passenger airplanes. Outdoing any Hollywood movie, the world watched in horror as more than three thousand people lost their lives and the US swore vengeance, declaring a ‘war on terror’ which quickly descended into political farce. Then, in 2008, the inevitable bust came, with a spectacular financial disaster which ought to have been the end of capitalism, yet without anything to replace it, capitalism somehow continued on, dragging its rotting corpse behind it.

The internet allowed humanity to access all of its knowledge, like a physical representation of the collective unconscious. Yet the internet was quickly harnessed by capitalism and became mostly a new way for the rich to get richer. Also damaging was the spread of misinformation and disinformation on the internet, particularly with the rise of conspiracy theories. There seemed to be a major lack of trust in ‘official’ sources of information. Theories spread around the internet stating things such as that the 2001 attacks had not been the work of Islamic terrorists but had in fact been perpetrated by the US government itself!

Many people became convinced that the world was being secretly controlled by an elite network of conspirators known as the Illuminati, with some theories becoming ridiculously outlandish saying things like the Illuminati were actually pan-dimensional, shape-shifting reptilians from the planet Nibiru….

On the surface of things, in the early 21st century all of the major human disciplines were in disarray. Science was hopelessly still attempting to unify Relativity and Quantum theories, Philosophy had become mostly a joke subject not really taken seriously by anyone, Mathematics was either abstract puzzling or simply serving science and Art was either purely commercial or utterly ridiculous. Yet no one seemed to really care. For ordinary people, life got harder and harder, whilst the privileged elite got richer and more elusive. Yet the ordinary people were also becoming more and more docile, accepting things which once would have had them marching in the streets demanding revolution. The ill-educated masses were incapacitated, anaesthetised with junk food and junk entertainment. As humanity became more and more technologically advanced, they also became more and more ignorant of all the things which truly mattered.

However, unbeknownst to the vast majority, a website appeared called ‘Armageddon Conspiracy’ which, at first glance may have seemed to be just another ‘conspiracy theory’ web site discussing the Illuminati. The anonymous authors of the website claimed to be members of this secret society tasked with setting the record straight and revealing the truth. In a series of articles which appeared on the web site, as well as a series of e-books, these authors began to unravel both a secret history of the world as well as an ultimate theory of reality which they called Ontological Mathematics.

As more and more information was revealed, rational observers began to realise a spectacular truth. Despite a lack of any evidence to support their claims, the sheer intellectual quality of the material and the sheer quantity of information made it impossible for this to be any kind of hoax. Other than the small amount of money being charged for the e-books, these authors were not gaining anything by publishing this information, so why would they have bothered to invent such a detailed fabrication, containing, not just a history of this secret society, but an enormously complex and thorough analysis of, essentially, every system of human thought in history and the even more complex theory of ontological mathematics, the ultimate, rational explanation of existence.

Incredible though it seemed, there was simply no possibility that this information could have been ‘made up’ by these anonymous authors. The simplest explanation was that, incredibly, their claims were true, and they were simply revealing a body of knowledge which had been compiled by a secret society over a period of thousands of years.

Their claim was that the Illuminati is, in fact, the very same secret society which Pythagoras had founded in Croton two and a half thousand years ago, which had managed to survive right up until the present day. Illustrious Grand Masters of this society had included, aside from Pythagoras himself, Heraclitus, Empedocles, Hypatia, Leibniz, Hegel and Goethe. They had inspired gnosticism and neoplatonism, alchemy, the Cathars, the Knights Templar, the Rosicrucians, the Freemasons, the Jesuits and both the American and French revolutions. The rise of the internet had convinced them that the time was right to publicly reveal this information in the hope that rational individuals across the world would come together in revolution against the Old World Order, the real power of the world today. The Illuminati hoped to create a New World Order based on Meritocracy and Ontological Mathematics, in order to free humanity once and for all from slavery and unleash their true potential.

Their plan ultimately failed. Those few who came across the material formed an online community but, rather than global revolution, all that occurred was bickering over silly details and outrageous trolling. The ‘movement’ was a failure and the website was removed (although the e-books are still available), now existing as simply an index of their published works. However, the Phoenix always rises from the ashes. Out of the failure of Online Illuminism rose a new movement, known as Hyperianism which, so far, has been far more effective in spreading the truth. With Hyperianism, the New World is here. It is both the end of this story, and the beginning of a new one.

The history of humanity has been the history of the epic battle between ignorance and knowledge. The Old World Order have always sought to keep us ignorant whilst, in the shadows, the Illuminati have preserved true knowledge, slowly piecing together the true theory of reality. Many of history’s greatest thinkers have been, secretly, illuminists, yet many also have not. Pythagoras, a Grand Master, first stated that reality was purely mathematical. Leibniz, another Grand Master produced a metaphysical version of the final true theory, yet was not able to mathematicise it. Another Grand Master, Hegel, expressed it purely philosophically, but it wasn’t until later that the Illuminati completed their mission. Leonhard Euler had discovered his wonderful equation, and Joseph Fourier had shown how the frequency domain links mathematically to the space-time domain, yet, as non-illuminists, neither realised the true significance of their theories. Eventually, however, the Illuminati did. They alone realised that Fourier had solved the mind/matter duality problem and, even more significantly, that Euler’s formula was, in fact, the ultimate foundation of reality, the mathematical expression of the Principle of Sufficient Reason itself, the God Equation.

Most of humanity is still not ready for this information. Many who come across it dismiss it as a hoax, unable to see the rational truth. Yet the world is manifestly heading towards a cataclysm, everything seems to be falling apart. Ultimately, only those armed with the knowledge of the truth will be equipped to survive. Hyperianism is the only hope for humanity. The spreading of this knowledge is of paramount importance, as Hyperians will be the ones who will establish the New World Order once the Old one falls.

With Ontological Mathematics, the Illuminati have produced the Grand Unified Theory of Everything. Philosophy, Science and Mathematics have become one. Hyperians must establish this discipline as the pinnacle of human intellect, they must restore art to its former glory and take it even further, and they must also establish a political system which will not only spread the truth around the world, but will also provide the opportunities for each and every one of us to unleash all of our divine potential.

We are all Gods in the making, but first we must cast down the false idols.

Tremblez Tyrans!

Hail New Terra!

Per Aspera Ad Astra.

by Brice Merci – hyperian

Principles of the OWO

Dicembre 30th, 2019 No Comments   Posted in Dacia Iluministă

Thomas Foster – hyperian

Embrace your Shadow. Become stronger. Every day, every moment is another chance to improve, to radically change everything about yourself and your life.
The Old World Order (the 1%, the hereditary financial elite class) will not be overthrown by being “friendly” or half-hearted.
There are no rules in this game. The Old World Order has manufactured all the rules to their own advantage. As Nietzsche demonstrated, morality is an invention of the weak to control and repress the strong, a psychological tool used by the Old World Order to get away with denying resources to everyone but their cronies and privileged families, to divide up the planet, for their benefit – with imaginary lines (property borders and so on) and then to cynically claim it’s “immoral” to oppose them.
In fact, predatory capitalism is institutionalized crime – against the people, against the General Will. We have the technology to live in a Venus Project society at this very moment, but the Old World Order are in the way. They insist on a vastly inequal distribution of resources so they can wallow in luxury, wealth and fame, living like “Gods” (ersatz gods, Mammonist Archons – at the expense of everyone else).
The nostrums and “mantras” of the Old World Order?
1. “Divide and conquer”
Throughout history, the Old World Order has sought to subvert and kill off all genuine revolutionary movements and threats to their hegemony. They are terrified of meritocracy and 100% inheritance tax. They would be terrified of a united, knowledgeable people taking after Faust and Spartacus, refusing to accept the low estimation that the Old World Order financial elites have placed on them. “Occupy” and the 99% protests largely failed and were subverted because there were no leaders – there was no grand plan for action. People agreed on what they opposed, more or less… but everyone was divided on how to replace the old system and how to recreate society. The aim there was not to actually change anything in the long term, but only to join in because it’s “cool”, as another mode of capitalist “self expression”.
Chatterati get bogged down by the “narcissism of small differences” and try to nitpick rather than learn, to improve and work towards a grand plan, a new vision. The solution is to ‘unite and win’. There is only one game in town: the 99% versus the 1%, abolishing inheritance (“who you know” over what you know) with 100% inheritance tax.
2. “Bread and circuses”
The Old World Order seek to distract and sedate all would-be revolutionaries, with shallow video games and mindless “entertainment”. If you work for 10-12 hours a day doing something you don’t like just to survive, and are recuperating the rest of the time, are you anything but a slave? Most “democratic citizens” in the West are nothing more than glorified slaves, with no genuine control over their life. At least in ancient Rome there was more honesty! A “busy” life is usually a barren life. Laser-like focus is needed.
3. “Turn the other cheek” (Christian “morality”)
“Turning the other cheek” is the mantra of weak submissives (“love and lighters” and Christian types) who refuse to fight back and retaliate. Cui bono? The Old World Order psychopaths of course. “Niceness” doesn’t work against evil (selfishness). Indifference allows evil to win by default. If you try to pet a crocodile, it will eat you! The Old World Order are all crocodiles in human skin, so to speak. They’re psychological manipulators, ruled by the Id, the Pleasure Principle (“Me, me, me”) and a crude, unsublimated Will to Power (trying to dominate others for selfish gain).
4. Newspeak, Idiocracy
The media of the Old World Order control the debate. You’re allowed to have “any opinion you want” – as long it’s off an “acceptable” capitalist shelf. 1984 wasn’t completely accurate – there’s no need for torture chambers if new, superior ideas can never gain any traction in the first place. The Old World Order at all times advocate atomisation, relativism, dumbing down: predatory capitalism is a race to the bottom as far as the 99% are concerned. The education system is not set up to generate and inspire Supermen, new polymaths and Sages – only ultra-specialised “academics” and mediocre capitalist employees, programmed to accept a dull, repetitive job without question.
Newspeak is the principle where a new, dumbed down language is invented, with less words and therefore complex thoughts cannot even be expressed. Isn’t this the case already? To criticise Zionism and point to its obvious influence is to be “anti-semitic”, to advocate public investment is to be an “evil Marxist”, and so on. Intellectuals are mocked and have no power within predatory capitalism. The PI are more or less ignored, whereas psuedo-intellectuals such as Jordan Peterson (a right-wing conservative and an evasive Biblical “Christian” railing against a totally fictional “Cultural Marxism”) become rich and famous simply because hordes of Trump supporters feel “validated”.
The movie Idiocracy was more or less a documentary. Intellectuals aren’t listened to, they’re simply jeered at with relativist incredulity and trolled. Even the word “intellectual” sounds pretentious to some people (Newspeak). Intellectuals are “fags”. Cui bono? If intelligence is ignored, that means the Old World Order can continue rigging predatory capitalism in their favour (with inheritance, nepotism, cronyism and “social connections”) and there will be nobody to oppose them. False consciousness is total. Mass Man dreams that he will become part of the financial elite and “make it to the top of the pyramid”, rather than fighting back against a system that despises him and oppresses him at every turn.

Earth is a battleground between the light of the Phosters and the New World Order (altruism, intelligence, meritocracy) and the darkness of the Archons and the Old World Order (greed, irrationality, inheritance). Earth is the chessboard. The stage is set and the pieces are in position. There is no guarantee that the Light will win. It must be fought for. At the very end of the universe, the dialectic will make sure that the Light wins – but each individual planet hangs in the balance. The Light is not “good” in a moral sense, and if it succumbs to a liberal, restrained, weak “greyness” it will surely lose. Strength is not “evil”, the “domain of the dark”. Strength is power. Life is the Will to Power, a cosmic battleground. The weak and the liberal (who give up power in exchange for ersatz “niceness”) are not “good”, they are simply out of the game. They are bystanders. So who are you in this chess game? Are you a light pawn, seeking to self-actualise and for everyone to become “queens” (Gods)? Are you a dark pawn, assisting the psychopathic, predatory Old World Order? Or are you in the ‘Ignavi box’ for discarded non-players, a bystander at the edge of the chessboard, refusing to actively take part or pick a side?



Dicembre 25th, 2019 No Comments   Posted in Dacia Iluministă

Meme Magick:And to think it all started with a simple hashtag🔥Almost the entire world knows what “MAGA” means…Well it’s time to show them what the real Left, the Progressive Left Jacobin’s #MGRA means…Let’s make this hashtag go viral and let the hyper-selfish, greedy, corrupt oligarchs know they are all on borrowed time☠️🔻💥You must always remember, the Will of even one awakened monad can out-manifest the weak and downtrodden Will of thousands of hypnotized Ignavi.#MakeGuillotinesRedAgain-Alternatively-#MakeTheGuillotineRedAgain#MGRA Tick Tock!Liberty, Equality, Fraternity…or Death☠️

Pubblicato da The Movement Rebooted su Giovedì 21 dicembre 2017



Dicembre 25th, 2019 No Comments   Posted in Dacia Iluministă

by Jack Gerhardt (with illuminist conclusions)

Mohammed was the supreme master of complete war and has had no equal to this day. His understanding of the use of force was sophisticated and subtle. Physical violence was only a small part of his understanding of war. That is why comparisons make him superior to military men such as Julius Caesar. Other military geniuses established empires, but none of them had a process for war and empire that lasted for fourteen-hundred years and is still going strong. Mohammed’s profound insight was not simply the waging of physical war but of waging war of the mind, emotions, culture, politics, and religion. There is no aspect of being human that Mohammed did not use for war. Money, salvation, sex, culture, religion, destiny, family, immigration, legal codes, government, power, deceit, racial pride, tribalism, community, fear, propaganda, diplomacy, spy-craft, philosophy, ethics, and psychology were all used for jihad. Jihad was not holy war but complete and total civilizational war.

Sharia is based on the principles found in the Koran and other Islamic religious/political texts. There are no common principles between American law and Sharia.
Under Sharia law:
• There is no freedom of religion
• There is no freedom of speech
• There is no freedom of thought
• There is no freedom of artistic expression
• There is no freedom of the press
• There is no equality of peoples—a non-Muslim, a Kafir, is never equal to a Muslim
• There is no equal protection under Sharia for different classes of people. Justice is dualistic, with one set of laws for Muslim males and different laws for women and non-Muslims.
• There are no equal rights for women
• Virgin testing
• Women can be beaten
• A non-Muslim cannot bear arms
• There is no democracy, since democracy means that a non-Muslim is equal to a Muslim
• Our Constitution is a man-made document of ignorance, jahiliyah, that must submit to Sharia
• Non-Muslims are dhimmis, second-class subjects
• All governments must be ruled by Sharia law
• Unlike common law, Sharia is not interpretive, nor can it be changed
• There is no Golden Rule


• Islam is based upon two principles—submission and duality. All of the world’s civilizations, cultures and political systems must submit to Islam.
• Duality means that Islam always divides everything in two. It also holds two contradictory positions on nearly every topic. Even though the ideas contradict, they are both true.
• Submission means that Islam must dominate all aspects of humanity. Art, literature, education, customs, food, law and every other aspect of being a human must be done in the way of Islam.

Selections from the Koran

• Islamic Paradise is a garden of fleshly pleasures.
• There are creatures, similar to spirits, called jinns that populate the earth.
• Allah determines all things, including whether a person becomes a Muslim. Allah creates some men for Hell.
• Violence is common in the Koran. • The Koran contradicts itself but has rules for dealing with the contradictions.
• Allah is to be feared, not loved.


• Islamic ethics are dualistic. Islam has one code for believers and a second ethical code for Kafirs. The term Kafir is dualistic, since the Kafir is the “other”. Jihad and slavery all have an Islamic ethical code.
• A Muslim is a brother only to other Muslims. A Muslim is honest with other Muslims and may deceive Kafirs. There is an Islamic word for sacred deception, taqiyya.
• Killing a Kafir is not a serious charge in Islamic law. Theft and murder are acceptable in Islam.

Slaves and slavery

Slave is a positive term in Islam. All Muslims are the slaves of Allah.
• Slavery is based upon a detailed ethical code. It is a sin for a slave to escape a Muslim master. Slaves may be used for sex.
• Mohammed was involved in every aspect of the slave culture. Islam has taken slaves from every culture. Islam was the basis of the African slave trade and have enslaved Europeans for centuries.
• Christians act as dhimmis on the subject of slavery.
Having sex with your female slaves is a moral good.
• A married slave can be used for sex.
• The captives of jihad can be used for sex.
• Mohammed always got the pick of the captives to be used for sex.
•The marriage of the captive woman is annulled, as per the above Koran verse.
• Don’t rape a pregnant slave. Wait until she has delivered.
•Mohammed was surrounded by slaves all of his life.
• Mohammed, the white man, owned many slaves, including black slaves.
• Slaves played a part in every aspect of Mohammed’s life, including building his pulpit. • Mohammed bought and sold slaves in both retail and wholesale lots.
• Sex slaves were part of Mohammed’s harem. • Mohammed gave slaves as gifts and received them as gifts.


• Islam’s dualism manifests in how women must submit to men. Women can be beaten, but in an Islamic way. Women are spiritually and mentally inferior to men. It takes the testimony of two women to equal that of a man.
• The Islamic law, the Sharia, lays out the proper way to beat the wife.
•Don’t have sex with a woman who is having her period.
• Sharia laws concerning women are the rule of law in Islamic families.
• Islam was the first civilization to provide and guarantee women’s rights.
• Mohammed gave the world the perfect example of how women are protected in Islam. • Muslim women are treasured and as treasures must be protected from the evils of the kafir world.
• The rights of Muslim women come from Allah.
•These rights are for muslim women, not Kafir women

The Dhimmi

• Mohammed attacked the Jews of Khaybar. After crushing them, he created the status of dhimmi for the Jews. They lost all of their wealth, but remained to work on the land. They paid half of all they made each year as a tax. Islam became the complete political ruler of the dhimmi.
• Later, when Islam conquered the Christians, the dhimmi status became codified. All of the public space and legal system was Islamic. The Christians had only their homes and church buildings as their space. Dhimmis had almost no legal rights and could not testify in court against a Muslim.
• Over a 1400 year old period, Islamic jihad has killed over 270,000,000 Kafirs.


• Koranic doctrine: Jesus was a Muslim prophet who could do miracles through Allah. Jesus was born of Mary by virgin birth. He was not crucified but taken up to Paradise. The Christian Trinity is God, Jesus and Mary. The Gospels are corrupt and in error.
• The Koran says: The only true Christians are those who accept Mohammed as the prophet of Christianity. Christians must accept the political domination of Islam.


At first Mohammed used the Old Testament to “prove” that he was a real prophet, just like Moses, Noah and the others. When Mohammed moved to Medina, which had many Jews, trouble with the Jews started. The Jews said that Mohammed was not a prophet in the line of the Jews.
• After arguing with the Jews, Mohammed turned his jihad on them. He systematically annihilated all three tribes of Jews. He took all of the wealth of the first two tribes and then he exiled them. He killed all of the men of the third tribe and sold the women and children into slavery.


• Jihad was developed by Mohammed in Medina, where he turned to politics and war.
• Jihad started as raids on the Meccans. It then progressed into open war. The nature of the Koran changed from religious to political. It became a basis for war against all Kafirs.
• Mohammed won his first battle at Badr and then lost his next battle. After that, he never lost. He entered Mecca by conquest ten years after he left.
• The Koran says all Muslims are to take part in jihad, to the extent of their abilities. The Hadith is filled with the rules of jihad.

The basics of Islam

• The Koran is what Mohammed says are the words of Allah. Many of the stories from the Old Testament are retold to support the Islamic belief that Mohammed is the last in the line of Jewish prophets and other prophets of Allah.
• The Koran defines who Allah is. Allah is to be feared, not loved. Allah determines all that happens and hates the unbelievers.
• The Hadith contains the details of how Mohammed is the model Muslim in all that he did and said. The Sira contains his entire life story.
• There is both a religious Islam and a political Islam.


Islam is based entirely upon Mohammed. The easiest and surest way to know Islam is to study Mohammed’s life and words.
• Mohammed was born in Mecca 1400 years ago. He was an orphan who became a business man. At about 40 years of age he started to have visions and hear voices. The voice told him that he was a prophet of Allah. He began to tell others of his message from Allah. After 13 years the Meccans ran him out of town and he moved to Medina.
• In Medina he became a politician and war leader. He developed jihad, sacred violence for Allah. Over the next 10 years Mohammed crushed his enemies and became the first ruler of all Arabia.
• We know the smallest details of the way he ate, his anger, his appearance and even his family life.

Tears of Jihad

• Jihad has killed over 60,000,000 Christians. • Islam attacked the Christians of Smyrna in 1922. It was an annihilation that took place as the Americans and Europeans stood aside.

Sharia in America today

• On September 11, 2001 jihadists attacked and destroyed the World Trade Center in New York. This atrocity was in compliance with the doctrine of jihad found in the Sharia law. The attack was a political action motivated by a religious mandate for endless jihad.
• Textbooks in America must be approved by Islamic groups. This is in accordance with Sharia law.
• American employers and schools are met with demands for time and space to do Islamic prayer. These demands are based on Sharia law.
• The American banking system is becoming Islamicized with Sharia financing. The banking system is becoming Sharia compliant in financial law, but is ignorant about the totality of Sharia law.
• Universities are asked to provide sexually segregated swimming pools and other athletic facilities for Muslim women.
• Hospitals are being sued for not providing Sharia compliant treatment.
• College courses at the college level do not use critical thinking regarding the history and doctrine of Islam. Under Sharia nothing about Islam may be criticized.
• American prisons are a stronghold of Islamic proselytizing and jihadi recruitment.
• Workplaces are being made Islamic worship sites through special rooms and time off to pray. This is in accordance to Sharia law.
• Islamic refugees bring all of their wives for welfare and medical treatment to America. American authorities will not act—even when presented with evidence. Polygamy is included in the Sharia.
• Wars were fought in Iraq and Afghanistan to implement constitutions whose first article is the supremacy of Sharia law.

Music, song and dance
• Flutes, stringed instruments and the like are condemned
•no drums
• Those who listen to singers will have their ears filled with lead on Judgment day
• Songs create hypocrisy

Tears of Jihad
THE TEARS OF JIHAD Here are the approximate deaths due to jihad over the last 1400 years
Christians 60 million
Hindus 80 million
Buddhists 10 million
African slave jihad 120 million
Total 270 million

My compilation of text is written by Bill Warner, the founder of the Center of Study of Political Islam and author of several books teaching the West what we weren’t taught.

The drawing of the prophet Mohammed is drawn by right wing Netherlands politician Geert Wilders who wanted to do a drawing contest in honor of slain cartoonist Charlie Hebdo. A radical immam in Pakistan threatened the Netherlands with nuclear bombs (if he had access to them) if Mr. Wilders did not cancel the cartoon contest. The contest was canceled, but Mr. Wilders said, “it doesn’t matter, I still exposed your barbarism”.

The Regressive Left destroy Christianity while embracing Islam (Multiculturalism) and The Right use Islam to enforce Christianity i.e. their Power. Both are WRONG!!!

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Hyperian History Of The World (20th Century, Part 7)

Dicembre 19th, 2019 No Comments   Posted in Dacia Iluministă

Hyperian History Of The World (20th Century, Part 7)

Cinema was perhaps the most significant art form of the century. It unified the arts magnificently and, though it often got very experimental, it never alienated the popular audience, becoming a key part of the artistic consciousness of ordinary people.

The idea that popular entertainment could now be considered as high art was significant. Something similar happened in the 20th century with music. While classical music grew ever more experimental and obscure, popular music exploded, ceasing to be mere entertainment and leading to one of the most widespread outpourings of human creativity in history.

At the beginning of the century, in New Orleans in the USA, the huge melting pot of cultures led to the development of a new genre of music. Musicians got together in bars and clubs to perform for the people. The music was based on various folk traditions of the various cultures represented in the city, yet the musicians tended to be highly skilled and were often playing what would normally be considered ‘classical’ instruments, such as trumpets, trombones, clarinets etc. The sound of all these instruments playing together was something quite new, especially when anchored by a rhythm section of piano, guitar, bass and drums. The skill of the musicians led to them playing in a far more complex way than the folk traditions called for, often showing their skill in improvised solos, both individually and in groups. This new music became known as Jazz.

Jazz benefitted, as did most popular music of the time, from the new technology of sound recording. The first Jazz record was released in 1917, initially as a kind of novelty, yet soon Jazz grew in popularity and spread all around the US, becoming the soundtrack to the prohibition era of the 1920s.

Whilst beginning as a form of popular entertainment showcasing the improvisational talents of Jazz musicians, such as Louis Armstrong’s masterful trumpet playing, eventually Jazz would develop into a far more serious art form, an entirely new way to compose serious music.

One of the first, and greatest Jazz composers, and one of the most important and significant composers of the century, was Duke Ellington. Ellington was the man who first raised Jazz music to a serious art form, easily rivalling the ambitions of any classical composer. His compositions for large Jazz band became ever more elaborate, combing strictly composed music with elements of improvisation and even pushing the boundaries of recording technology as Ellington’s compositions grew ever longer, requiring more and more records and leading, ultimately, to the development of the long-playing record, which would become the standard format of all popular music.

While classical music was being appropriated by an academic elite, Jazz composers became far more appealing to ordinary people, as they were expressing the struggles of everyday people using a musical language that was both familiar yet also exciting and new.

In the 1940s, brilliant performers such as Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie developed Bebop, a new form of Jazz which emphasised smaller ensembles and intense and highly expressive improvisation. In the 1950s Miles Davis pioneered firstly Cool Jazz and then Modal Jazz, before, in the 1960s, Ornette Coleman, John Coltrane and others developed Free Jazz, which saw the start of Jazz’s descent into avant-garde experimentation. All the while, the true heir to Duke Ellington was the great composer Charles Mingus, who, in 1963, released ‘The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady’, perhaps the most brilliant Jazz composition of all time.

However, at this time Jazz was becoming more and more experimental, eventually falling out of favour with popular audiences. Yet now another new form of music had emerged, Rock And Roll.

US blues musicians had switched to electric instruments after the invention of the electric guitar, which would become one of the most important and expressive instruments of all time. Eventually, in the 1950s, Rhythm And Blues developed into Rock And Roll, a wild, exciting form of entertainment aimed towards rebellious teenagers. The music industry saw the potential of this new form of music and launched Elvis Presley, who became a huge sensation all over the world. Although a phenomenal performer, Presley was ultimately just another pop star, a singer singing songs written by songwriting professionals. The true spirit of Rock And Roll was better represented by the first great composer of Rock music, Chuck Berry.

Chuck Berry truly created a musical revolution. He brought the electric guitar to prominence, switching it to the lead instrument of the rock band and playing it in a brilliant, wild and at times aggressive manner. He also sang songs which addressed the everyday issues of young people, giving them something to strongly identify with. But most significantly, Chuck Berry was singing songs that were his own. With Chuck Berry the composer and the performer became one and the same, and subsequent Rock musicians weren’t taken seriously unless they were the authors of their own material.

Chuck Berry’s wild music, with its themes of adolescent love (and, implicitly, adolescent sex) was met with great resistance by the conservative society in the US of the 1950s, and Rock And Roll was repressed and replaced by more streamlined pop singers, who had assimilated the Rock instrumentation, yet were singing far more acceptable material. Rock And Roll might only have been a brief fad, yet it had not been defeated, but had simply gone into exile.

Like Jazz, Rock music had begun as a quintessentially American form of music. Yet after its suppression, it travelled across the Atlantic and arrived in Britain in the form of record imports. British kids of the time became enamoured of the likes of Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry, but in Britain there was far less resistance and Rock music there flourished and developed into something truly magnificent.

Eventually, British bands of the 1960s would take Rock music back to the US, and this time, there was nothing which could stop it. The British Invasion, spear headed by The Beatles, who became mega stars, also featured bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Yardbirds, The Animals And The Who.

While The Beatles were the heirs of Presley, pop stars whom the industry used to make millions, the true spirit of Rock music was better represented by The Rolling Stones, the true heirs of Chuck Berry’s Rock And Roll. Wild, rebellious and often overtly sexual, the Stones turned everything up to maximum and made Chuck Berry look quaint as they unleashed the true Dionysian spirit of Rock And Roll.

This is truly the most significant element of Rock Music. The Ancient Greek God Dionysus had been known as the god of wine and intoxication and his followers indulged in wild lascivious behaviour and, in retrospect, it might be better to designate him as the god of ‘sex, drugs and Rock And Roll’. Although Rock music didn’t exist in Ancient Greece, that spirit had always been there as a fundamental part of the collective human psyche. Christianity and other religions had so heavily repressed humanity that, with the fall of ancient paganism, the Dionysian spirit had all but been wiped out. With the arrival of the Rolling Stones in the mid 1960s, Dionysus was back with a vengeance. Music had always had the potential to release the Dionysian, yet the artistic heights of classical music had usually been far more Apollonian in nature. Rock music, however, was exactly what humanity had needed. Dionysus was back and Rock music conquered the world. In the subsequent decades a truly astonishing quantity of brilliant music would be made, as more and more ordinary people came to realise the creativity they had within them. To be a Rock musician did not require years of training and Rock often favoured low skill levels, yet it was still capable of producing great artistic masterpieces. As such, this became the music of choice for humanity. Whilst it may have never reached quite the artistic heights of the great classical composers, Rock music is nonetheless one of the most significant developments in the entire history of humanity.

During the early 1960s, when Rock had been driven into exile, there had been a brief fad for folk music in the US, with Bob Dylan rising to stardom with his political protest songs. In 1965, after the British Invasion, Dylan saw the potential of Rock music and quickly converted, to the outrage of many of his fans. Dylan took Rock music and combined it with his own style of visionary songwriting and, on his album ‘Highway 61 Revisited’, delivered the first major artistic statement of Rock music. After this, the floodgates opened and Rock began producing a huge quantity of great music, from the psychedelic rock of Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead in San Francisco, Pink Floyd in Britain, the astonishing guitar playing of Jimi Hendrix which inspired Jazz musicians to accept Rock as a serious art (with Miles Davis pioneering Jazz-Rock fusion), the harder blues rock of British bands such as Cream and Led Zeppelin, the experimental genius of composers such as Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart and folk rock masters such as Van Morrison and Tim Buckley.

The Dionysian heart of this era was best represented by The Velvet Underground, perhaps the most influential band of all time, and the mesmerising presence of Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, who pushed the boundaries of acceptability in his live performances.

Into the 1970s many Rock musicians began creating ambitious compositions to rival classical composers, with Progressive Rock in Britain and a particularly creative school of German bands such as Can and Faust. Singer-songwriters of the age also took the art of songwriting to levels it had never before risen to, artists such as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel And Tom Petty.

Then, in response to this complex creativity, came Punk Rock, loud, aggressive and more musically simple, yet a magnificent unleashing of the real fury and frustration of ordinary people. The Sound had been pioneered earlier by The Stooges, then by the Ramones in the US, before British bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Clash created an explosive movement of a new generation of Rock Music.

Following the Punk revolution, the sheer quantity of great artists increased to the extent that they can’t all be related here. Rock music in the 1980s became incredibly diverse, Punk, Hardcore, Heavy Metal, Synth Pop as well as completely new styles like Hip-Hop which had little to do with the original concept of Rock Music. The darker, more Dionysian strain of Rock was kept alive by Gothic Rock bands, Singer-Songwriters such as Nick Cave and Industrial rock going into the 1990s with a masterpiece like ‘The Downward Spiral’ by Nine Inch Nails representing a high point.

Perhaps more than any other art form in history, Rock music represents the heavily repressed Shadow of humanity desperate to be unleashed. Is there anything quite like the Dionysian mayhem of a great Rock concert?

This major unleashing of human creativity at the end of the 20th Century shows just how ripe humanity is for major revolution. Rock music is the human collective unconscious literally screaming out for release.

We have suffered centuries of repression, but Dionysus will have his due!

Brice Merci – hyperian