At the heart of almost all the world’s religions is the concept of the God-man. In most of these religions, the God-man is usually the individual or the central religious figure that embodies the whole tenets and faith of the religion.
Some of these God-men are Jesus, Dionysius, Horus, Codom, Buddha, Krishna, Zoroaster, etc. all of whom are claimed to have been conceived by virgins. This concept of immaculate conception seems to be the central means by which the status of the God or the divine is impressed on these individuals.
And for someone versed or to an extent familiar with Greek mythology, one sees that it is totally preponderant to find individuals who were conceived from the sexual relations between gods and women. The chief god Zeus is said to have fathered some of these individuals, and some of these individuals that resulted from these sexual encounters were Hercules, Perseus, Jason, Achilles, etc.
These children of gods rose up to become great heroes in Greek mythology and many would attribute their exploits to be because of their God-man nature. Also, according to the account of various religious texts, the exploits of the referred religious God-men are presented.
So, the concept of the God-man is not entirely new and it is one of the oldest religious constructs that has probably been since the dawn of time and even in ancient Egypt. It goes a long way to prove man’s innate fascination for heroes, whoever they may be, that rise to the occasion and rescue him from trying times and from the bondage of darkness.
However, one must go beyond the myth and ask what is the real archetype of the God-man? In other words, what is the truth about the God-man? How should we consider or think of the concept?
This is paramount in this age, especially as it shifts us from the age of religion. For we now have to really know what should be the nature or description of the universal hero or what should be the true archetype of the God-man.
We must go beyond the myths and all their exaggerations and embellishments to establish the truth of the God-man and this begins with the one central awareness of the nature of our time. Today, we are experiencing the second renaissance and it calls for a new status to mankind, at least to the full embodiment of the second renaissance.
Leonardo Da Vinci is one figure that is often referred to as the renaissance man. He is considered the archetype of the first renaissance and this is not because of his universal appeal but because of his dexterous display of art, science, and philosophy, all of which were the results of the first renaissance.
Thus, it is now customary to refer to any person who displays such dexterity of knowledge as a renaissance man. But today, because of the emergence of the second renaissance, we want to readdress the whole meaning of “a renaissance man” and come to a description that suits the second renaissance.
So, before history comes, we want to speak of the true archetype of the second renaissance and what he/she actually embodies or represents.
First of all, if the first renaissance man was an embodiment of physical knowledge, the second renaissance man is an embodiment of spiritual knowledge. This understanding sets the base for whatever that is to follow in this discourse.
The second renaissance man is the true archetype of the God-man and not the religious God-man we have known before. He has attained the status of God or the nature of the divine not by conception as the various religions and myths present but by knowledge, and when I say knowledge, I am referring to scientific knowledge, and the one which is spiritual, true and that exactly describes reality.
The true archetype of the God-man is the one who has by knowledge attained Godhood and not by “divine conception”. The true archetype of the God-man is spiritual only as far as he is knowledgeable of the spiritual laws of the universe.
This is why the second renaissance is important because unlike the first renaissance, the second renaissance is what brings to our knowing the spiritual laws of the universe.
These spiritual laws are the exact laws by which the universe came into being and by which the whole heavenly and atomic bodies are set into perpetual motion.
It should by now have become obvious why I make reference to the term “true archetype” in the title of this article. It is to show that our former religious and mythic concepts of the God-man are not the truth and that they no longer hold or continue into this new age.
What holds true is the scientific God-man and not the religious or mythic God-man. And we are all naturally called to become the archetype of the God-man. This is the end of the first religious elitism that places an individual, sometimes referred to as “the son of God”, above mankind.
Thus, subsequent elitist levels of religion are over as we are all equally called to become God-men by knowledge and not by conception. The second renaissance man, referring to the scientific God-man, is a challenge to the religious God-man and the beacon for the embodiment of a loftier ideal that encapsulates the true spiritual knowledge of all things.
The religious God-man has become overthrown by the scientific God-man, the latter who claims the true understanding of spirituality than the former.
The second renaissance man is spiritual and he is the true archetype of the God-man that will make profound exploits in art, science, and philosophy, all of which are derived from the cosmic spirituality of this age.
Real exploits in spiritual knowledge are what defines and constitutes the God-man, and in this regard, we are forced to refer to Thoth Hermes Trismegistus who can be considered as a historical God-man, and that also stands at the crossroads of the future of mankind.
Of all the individuals, whether historical, religious or mythic, only Hermes Trismegistus stands as the kind of God-man that is not related to either immaculate or divine conception.
He spoke of dreams and visions and he arose in status by his occult knowledge of the universe that are perfectly systemized in the doctrines of Hermeticism. Hermes Trismegistus is the first historical hint of the Future Man; he is the first prototype of the God-man.
I present this great sage and God-man, who whether he was real or mythic, remains the perfect or close to the perfect historical representation of the second renaissance man. And it is no surprise that it is so, as the second renaissance is the revival of the cultural and intellectual practices of ancient Egypt.
We are all going back to Egypt, to where civilization began millennia ago. The second renaissance is the return to spirituality and its attendant awareness of the divine nature of the universe and of all things.
Art, science and philosophy now undergo a spiritual rebirth that impresses profound knowledge and the status of God upon man. Thus, it is now, at this crux of time, that we make the real encounter of the archetype of the God-man.
Like I said, it particularly refers to no individual but to all of us, who are privileged and called equally to experience the second renaissance.
The true archetype of the God-man presented in this article is new and unlike the historical awareness, we have of it. This, as I have said, is as a result of the second renaissance which is bound to produce more transformations for mankind than the first renaissance could ever accomplish.
The true archetype of the God-man is aware of the spiritual universe and all the principles that constitute it. He knows his own divinity in a scientifically way and he is not held bound by religion; he is completely free from it.
The God-man is completely free to explore spirituality as science provides and not as religion describes, and he is the first to claim and become one with the unique character of this age.
The first renaissance produced the man; the second renaissance produces the God-man. Their major difference is that the former is physical whereas the latter is spiritual.
The God-man in the practice of science knows that all things are possible; he senses his Godhood only as the knowledge of spiritual science furnishes him with power to exert and exercise change in a manner that is unlike what he can before.
This is as one can conceive of the God-man to be the important outcome of the alchemical union or synthesis of divinity and humanity, and of whatever philosophies and inclinations that can lie on both sides.
Thus, the God-man represents the perfect union of God and man, and he is also the personification and embodiment of that which results from the synthesis of all opposites and paradoxes in the universe.
This article, therefore, stands as a foretelling of what would be the culminating result of the second renaissance, which is the God-man, and who is the true archetype above all the other previous mythic and religious conceptions.
Until next time,
I will be here.
– M. V. Echa