Saturday, March 17, 2007
Vril, The Power of the Coming Race
One of the most influential science fiction novels of the 19th century was The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, published in 1871.
Bulwer-Lytton[1803-1873] was allegedly a Rosicrucian and his knowledge of the Occult is reflected in many of his works, especially The Coming Race which is a story about the discovery by a mining engineer of a secret underground world populated by a superior race of humanoid beings with advanced spiritual powers.
The source of their power is the mysterious Vril, a type of energy source that permeates all living things as well an inaminate objects and can be equated to the Prana of the Hindus, the Pneuma of the ancient Greeks, the Rhea Kybele of the Romans, the Chi of the Chinese, the Ki of the Japanese, the Odic force `discovered` by Baron Carl von Reichenbach and the Fohat of Madame Helene Petrovna Blavatsky.
Indeed the notable psychologist Brian Bates, the author of The Real Middle Earth, The Wisdom of Wyrd and The Way of Wyrd associates this same power with the Anglo-Saxon concept of Wyrd.
In Vrilology. The Secret Science of the Ancient Aryans Robert Blumetti states:
"The Vril is a universal force difficult to describe. Philosophers and occultists have known of its existence for milleniums, and today scientists have rediscovered it, but still do not know exactly what to make of it and are unaware of its true power. They refer to it by many different names: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, the Black Sun, I Ching, the Ur, the Force, the Life Force, the Universal Spirit or Electro-magnetic force. Einstein`s law of e=mc2 claims that there must be a certain amount of matter to produce a given amount of energy, but scientists have discovered that this law no longer is valid. The energy emanated from exploding black holes produces gamma rays equivalent to thousands of times their mass. In fact, the physical laws of Einsteinian science are unable to explain the existence of black holes. Scientists realise that 90% of the universe is made up of some substance other than matter and energy, but cannot explain what that substance is. We call it the Vril."
Mr Blumetti goes on to credit the Aryan Tocharians of the Tarim Basin as being responsible for the introduction of the knowledge of Vril to the Chinese.
"The Chinese knew something of the power of Vril from their contact with the Tocharians. They referred to it as Feng Shui, which means `wind and water`. It is also known as Chi, which means `breath of life`. Chi is the force of the universe, filling the air, landscape, buildings, mountains. It exists everywhere in space-between the planets and stars. It cris-crosses the landscape as energy lines or ley lines. The Chinese believe that it must be permitted to flow naturally, and any interruption causes `bad luck`. If one were to construct a wall or building that disrupted its flow, it would cause terrible disruptions in the lives of those who lived in the structure or nearby. The ancient Celts of the British Isles knew of these energy lines, and referred to them as elf or faire trails."
Who were the people referred to as the Vril-ya in The Coming Race?
According to the novel they speak an Indo-European language.
"The philologist will have seen from the above how much the language of the Vril-ya is akin to the Aryan or Indo-Germanic.........."[Chapter 12].
He also describes them as having "descended from the same ancestors as the great Aryan family, from which in varied streams has flowed the dominant civilisation of the world........"
The Vril-ya were able to utilise the energy of the Vril for both beneficial and destructive purposes. The energy itself is neutral. It is the use that the force is applied to which determines whether it is used for beneficial or baneful effect.
The Vril was the power behind the technology of the Vril-ya who had to need for electricity. Its source was not unlimited but it is in plentiful supply and the application of it caused no pollution to the environment for it is a natural energy source that humanity can tap into.
"The student should bear in mind that Vril is never manufactured in the human body. There is just so much Vril in existence-a certain amount or quantity-and this amount or quantity never can be added to, nor subtracted from, by the organism of man."
[Vril or Vital Magnetism, Lesson III]
Vril is undoubtedly the energy source for the future and awaits our rediscovery both collectively as humanity but also individually as well.
"The man or woman who understands the art of suggesting to the subconscious mind, and of directing currents of Vril to the parts of the body, may keep his or her system in perfect condition and functioning power, and thus reach an old age of health, vigor, and virility."[Lesson III]