5. System Keepers

5. System Keepers (Etnai Sadoh) and Hierarchy

Territorial System: A Territorial System, or simply System, is here defined as an area encompassing a specific ordinary third dimensional space (including land and waters) which is considered to be under the ordinary authority of a sovereign state, country subdivision, organization, institution or person. The main trait of a Territorial System is that it also covers a much larger setting, involving all the multidimensional, non-ordinary and parallel equivalents of a given ordinary third dimensional space, including all its related authorities, which are here combined by an all-inclusive higher authority: the System Keeper.

System Keepers: A System Keeper (SK), or Etnai Sadoh, is the Spirit Keeper, or strategic genius loci, associated with a specific Territorial System, i.e. a visible third-dimensional space and its related multidimensional connotations according to rank and configuration. It constitutes the matrix aspect of whatever and whoever abides or transits in a given third-dimensional location. Moreover SK is also the matrix of all the parallel and duplicate configurations corresponding to a given third-dimensional location. SK exercises provisional vicarious dominion and ownership on this expanded territory and whoever or whatever abides or transit therein, similarly to the way in which human beings appear to have temporary control and exclusive rights upon their own physical bodies, including whatever settles or moves therein from outside (air, food, beverages, etc.).

In point of fact human beings may not have any authentic control or exclusive rights upon their physical bodies, not to mention emotions and minds, although they can be made to believe so.

There is no limit to what the large mass of human beings can be induced to accept as true, so long as this is consistent with the encoding scheme of the Human Arbitrary Configuration. Yet, this is a topic of a rather intricate nature, and what we merely wish to convey here is that in the strategic context of the PTU all human beings, as well as all physical beings or substances, existing within the boundary of a territory (System) associated with a SK, are integrated parts of a larger body, which is the embodiment of the System Keeper itself.

SK holds the provisional mandate to exercise vicarious dominion and ownership in its allocated territory, acting as agent or governor for a superior SK according to its System Hierarchy.

System Hierarchy is based upon three broad classes: ranks, configuration and status.

System Ranks are a traditional class of flat branching hierarchy applied to Territorial Systems. They relate to the degree and size of the embodiment involved, which can be galactic, stellar, planetary, continental, national, regional, provincial, municipal, etc. Hence there is a SK for our galaxy (Galactic SK), solar system (Solar SK), planet (Earth SK), and also for a given continent, state, region, province, district, parish, etc. This edition of the PTU is exclusively designed for the Earth Planetary System, and specifically for the continental system of Europe (Continent D). References to higher systems are purposefully omitted.

In this text we consider the following System Ranks, which are articulated according to Level 1:

Continent Rank: applies to seven Continent Systems (Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia)

State Rank: concerns sovereign states, or State Systems, i.e. political associations with effective internal and external sovereignty over a geographic area and population which is not dependent on, or subject to any other power or sovereign state. There are 193 widely recognised sovereign states, including all member states of the United Nations and Vatican City. There are also 10 additional sovereign states lacking wide international recognition and membership of the United Nations, which are acknowledged as State Co-System with State Co-Rank.

State Rank applies only to Territorial Systems with the following:

  • Internationally recognized boundaries
  • People living there on an ongoing basis
  • Government providing public services and police
  • Sovereignty, with no other State having power over its territory
  • External recognition
  • Economic activity, transportation system, social engineering

Country Rank: applies to Territorial Systems in the sense of nation, common culture and history, yet with no sovereignty. They can be constituent countries of a sovereign state (for example, the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom).

System Rank 1: relate to the primary level of Administrative Division of a given State System. The terms for Rank 1 Systems vary according to each sovereign state. Here below is a list of some of the primary administrative divisions used in Europe:

Autonomous Communities (Spain, Comunidades Autónomas)

Cantons (Switzerland)

Counties (Albania: qarku; Croatia: županije; Estonia: maakond; Ireland; Lithuania: apskritis; Norway: fylke; Romania: judete; Sweden: län)

Districts (Cyprus: eparchies; Latvia: rajons; Luxembourg; Moldova; Portugal

Local Councils (Malta)

Municipalities (Liechtenstein; Macedonia; Montenegro)

Federal subjects: (Russia)

Parishes (Andorra: parròquies)

Peripheries (Greece)

Provinces (Bulgaria: oblasti; Finland: läänit; Netherlands: provincies; Ukraine)

Regions (Belarus: voblasts; Belgium; Czech Republic: kraje; Denmark; France: régions; Hungary; Italy: regioni; Slovakia: kraje; United Kingdom)

States (Austria: Bundesländer; Germany: Bundesländer)

Voivodeships (Poland)

System Rank 2: relate to the secondary level of Administrative Division of a given State System. The terms for Rank 3 Systems vary according to each sovereign state. Here below is a list of some of the primary administrative divisions used in Europe:

Cantons (Luxembourg)

Cities/Towns (Croatia)

Counties (Poland; United Kingdom)

Departments (France)

Districts: (Albania: rrethe; Austria, Bezirke; Belarus: raions; Czech Republic; Slovakia; Switzerland

Government Regions (Germany: Regierungsbezirken)

Municipalities/Communes: (Bulgaria: obshtina; Denmark; Croatia; Estonia; Iceland; Lithuania; Netherlands: gemeenten; Norway: commune; Portugal; Romania; Slovenia; Sweden).

Prefectures (Greece)

Provinces: (Belgium; Italy: provincie)

Regions (Finland)

Subregions (Hungary: kistérségek)

Unitary Authorities (United Kingdom)

System Rank 3: relate to the ternary level of Administrative Division of a given State System. The terms for Rank 3 Systems vary according to each sovereign state. Here below is a list of some of the primary administrative divisions used in Europe:

Arrondissements (France; Belgium)

Boroughs (Norway

Communes (Luxembourg)

Districts (Germany: Landkreise; United Kingdom)

Elderships (Lithuania)

Gminas (Poland)

Municipalities: (Albania; Belgium; Czech Republic; Italy, comuni; Greece; Slovakia; Spain; Switzerland)

Parishes (Portugal)

Settlements (Croatia)

Subregions (Finland)

System Rank 4: relate to the quaternary level of Administrative Division of a given State System. The terms for Rank 4 Systems vary according to each sovereign state. Here below is a list of some of the primary administrative divisions used in Europe, bearing in mind that most sovereign states do not contemplate an official Rank 4 System:

Cantons (France)

Frazioni; quartieri (Italy)

Municipalities (Finland; Germany)

Parish (United Kingdom)

Submunicipalities (Belgium)

System Rank 5: this is a quinary level of Administrative Division within a given State System, which is rarely an actual administrative division and serves mainly an identification or topographic function. It refers to hamlets, quarters, industrial zones, large shopping centres, airports, etc.

System Rank 6: this is a senary level of division referring to a given street, road, square, terrace, court, railway station, airport, factory, supermarket, shopping centre, mansion or any property with more than one house, including their gardens.

System Rank 7: this is a septenary level of division encompassing single houses, buildings, shops or large gardens.

System Rank 8: this level include single floors in a house or building, large monuments, small shops, small gardens, or parts of a large garden.

System Rank 9: rooms, parts of a small garden, sheds, caravans, large vehicles or tents, medium-size monuments.

System 10: small monuments, furniture, statues, stones, small vehicles.

System Configurations are a class of parallel branching and indicate the level and dimensional setting of a given system and rank. The Earth Planetary System is a tripartite configuration consisting of three levels of configuration associated with the classic astroshamanic level division.

Level 1 is the Human Arbitrary Configuration, the lower configuration, and includes fourth-dimensional SK related with the boundaries of ordinary third-dimensional geopolitical structures. SK for Level 1 is abbreviated as 1SK, and are also known as Graha Pahai. There is a 1SK for all ordinary sovereign states, whose limits are defined by the administrative boundaries of their related state, as there are also CSK for all levels of administrative subdivision.

Level 2 is the Provisional Order Configuration, the middle configuration, which includes fifth-dimensional CSK related with the Provisional Order Jurisdiction, which are abbreviated as 2SK, and also known as Paheka Pahai.

Level 3 is the Sacred Cone Configuration, the higher configuration, which is based upon the PTU and includes sixth-dimensional SK, abbreviated as 3SK, and also known as Sadoh Pahai.

Each rank always involves the simultaneous interaction of a trinity of SK, whose rank may be associated with the same location or with similar and also totally different locations. 3SK, or Pahai Sadoh, represents the trinity of configurations, whereas 2SK encompasses the middle and the lower, and 1SK only the lower.

What follows is a more detailed definition of the three levels as it is described in traditional astroshamanic literature herewith specifically integrated for the PTU.

Level 1 is related to the physical realm, and the identification with three-dimensional forms within the Human Arbitrary Configuration (HAC). It constitutes the end product of the illusive reality created by the ego and the ultimate manifestation of the thought of separation projected by Level 2.

The current ordinary human perspective is basically geocentric and refers to the Earth, its tribal consciousness and dominant traditions (religious, cultural, social, political, etc.) It includes all the earth-centred conditioning inherited from the ancestors of this planet and mostly that which is prevalent in the specific time-space environment of the ego involved, i.e. its HAC. It usually excludes, or ignores, whatever is beyond the human consensus third-dimensional perception, any understanding contrary to its ongoing conditioning or awareness of life on other dimensions, planets or galaxies (at least for the time being).

Level 1 is designed to meet the social needs for belonging in the HAC third dimensional plane. It represents the personality and physical stage, or the HAC conventional reality, as it is experienced by most human beings and also the way in which some specific dominant ego thought forms, or non-HAC beings, want it to be experienced (although this latter belief is inconceivable at the current Level 1 of most of mankind). Its purpose is to protect and perpetuate the experience of the HAC reality.

This Level corresponds to the process of First Attention – i.e. the socialized attention focused on the physical plane and identified with the part acting in daily HAC life (the one called “I” and identified by your name, age, job, nationality, etc.) – and can be astrologically associated with the zodiacal signs and spiritually to the last stage of the process of separation. In the context of the Indian yogic or ayurvedic model of energy, it is related to the tamas guna, the negative principle, and the centripetal field and yin phase of energy movement.

Advanced expressions or sub-levels of Level 1 have heliocentric, galactic, universal or multidimensional perspectives and relate to the solar system, the galaxy, the universe and the non-ordinary realities of which the Earth is just a minor, fragmented part. In Gnosticism, Level 1 refers to the circumference of the circle and the hylics (materialists) with their related identification with the body, which gives rise to the full expression of the ego. In the PTU system it refers to the ordinary administrative division of geopolitical entities, such as sovereign states, regions, provinces, municipalities.

Level 1 considers its area of reference virtually as the only possible location. This means that what is not part of that area either does not exist, is denied, repressed, ridiculed, fought or diplomatically handled to keep it away. Each planet has its own Level 1, as well as each country, tradition, sex, religion, large group or individual. Level 1 is a provisional symbolic device aimed at serving either an Intent connected with the Function (see further) or an intent that separates from the Function and generates confusion between symbols and reality. Once Level 1 has served its Intent, it needs to be released, undone or forgiven (which are all synonyms) in order to give space to Level 2.

Level 2 is associated with the fourth dimension, also referred to as the astral plane, the emotional realm, a large interface zone between the third and the fifth dimension, which also has some connotations at level 2. It is closely associated with the split mind, which dominates or affects most seen and unseen beings currently living in this universe. It includes the ego thought system based on the illusion of separation and the residual memories or reflections of God’s thought system founded on unity.

Level 2 constitutes the causative source of Level 1, or HAC, and the agent of choice between either the preservation and expansion, or retrieval and undoing of the fragmented universe produced by the ego thought system. It encompasses all thought forms inherited and distributed over the physical universe and all possible dimensions. It generally excludes, discourages or conflicts with, whatever is not related to the process of expansion and preservation of the illusion of separation. It is also inclined to operate for the release of this illusion especially when this entails a state of antagonism with the illusion itself.

Level 2 represents the transpersonal, soul or psychic (from the Greek psukhē, breath, soul) level and the non-HAC reality as it is experienced by superior beings in the universe and by a minority of human beings on Earth (shamans, magicians, sorcerers, initiates, geniuses, mystics, alien or abnormal beings, Provisional Order, etc.).

Unlike the traditional belief systems of Level 1, aimed at supporting social cohesion, Level 2 is a path based on the experience of isolated human beings interacting with alternative realities or of group of human beings involved in the intentional management of such realities.

This Level corresponds to the process of Secondary Attention – i.e. the part focused on what is normally neglected or considered irrational, subjective, based on inner plane realities (often a source of disturbance, relationship or body problems, addictions, distractions, etc.) – and may be astrologically associated with the houses. In the Indian yogic or ayurvedic model of energy, it is connected with the rajas guna, the positive principle, and the centrifugal field and yang phase of energy movement.

Astroshamanically it coincides with the Epic of the Sacred Cone. It is caught between Level 1 and 3, and constitutes both the ego’s secret thriving base for separation and the itinerary paving the way to the golden path to the original awareness of unity. In Gnosticism, Level 2 is associated with the outer mysteries of the psychic or soul initiation, which involves moving beyond the identification with the body and uncovering the nature of the soul, both in ourselves and others. In the PTU system it refers to the Provisional Order Jurisdiction.

Level 2 is associated with your specific vision or, in other terms, to that which connects with a tradition not acknowledged by Level 1 and existing at a larger, deeper or higher degree of awareness. Also Level 2 is meant to be released in the end so as to allow Level 3 to take over.

Level 3 is related to the fifth dimension, the gateway to the so called spiritual realm of the sixth dimension, beyond the illusion of separation and the ego system as it is represented by Level 1 and 2.

Its reality is based on unity, light, love, peace, joy and other terms far beyond any attempt of description in human languages. It is the pure echo of our original nature as truly multidimensional beings thoroughly integrated in the Web of Life. It ranges from the higher mental level to the buddhic, spiritual (Greek, pneumatikos) and monadic levels, representing the final programme, or itinerary, of the journey back to the full awareness of unity. It inspires and totally stands by the final process of undoing the universe based on separation and is the gate to what lies beyond the illusion of this universe.

This Level corresponds to the Third Attention – i.e. the awareness of the interconnection of all life and the experience of unity (the centre of the cyclone, or a part able to witness both primary and secondary attention) – and may be astrologically associated with the planets. In the Indian yogic tradition, it is related to the sattva guna, the neutral principle, the force of equilibrium and unified field of consciousness.

In Gnosticism, Level 3 represents the inner mystery of the pneumatics or spirit initiation, which leads to the ultimate experiential revelation of our essential unity with all that exists, the All is One experience. Level 3 is in no way the end of the line, yet it is simply the furthest we consider in this text. In the PTU system it refers to the PTU duodecimal system itself, which is the ultimate matrix structure leading into unity.

Level 3 is the final symbol and represents the gate to reality. Such a process, here roughly described in a linear way, has rather a circular and spiral motion. It is like a lift moving up and down, every time carrying new people or material and advancing in its reawakening process. The distinctive feature of shamans is that they are capable of shifting to all three levels at will and often perceive them simultaneously.

Branches: Each Level is articulated into further sets of three branches, or sub-levels, which reflect aspects of the nature of the three larger levels. At Level 1 branches are associated with the classic trias politica and division of state into three independent and separate powers, normally defined as executive, legislative and judiciary. The executive branch has a traditional association with Sector 10 and 5, the legislative with Sector 9 and 11, the judiciary with Sector 7 and 9.

At Level 2 branches are usually defined as jurisdictional, or regular, ordinal, or corporate, and delegate. At Level 3 branches are overtly associated with the three stages of the Basic Ritual of the Sacred Cone, and defined as 1, 2, 3.

Level 2 and 3, unlike Level 1, also include the operative acknowledgment of a series of parallel configuration system, which are generally and broadly defined as Higher, Lower and Medium Earth.

System Status is an overlapping or distinctive hierarchic class based on a set of operative conditions, connections or special features attached to a given embodiment. This can either be determined by achieved or ascribed factors, which are mainly unintelligible within the limited context of the first edition of this text. Here we use five types of status: low, low/medium, medium, medium/high and high.