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March 4, 2014


Prof. Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Social Scientist, Development Consultant,

Life Coach

Initiate – Brotherhood of Light


In 1989, my provocative essay titled “On The Somnambulism of the Filipino” began to circulate in diverse publications. I cogitated then that the Filipino suffers from a collective somnambulism, which explains the lack of directional sense of purpose of our countrymen. To salve the ailment, a Filipino Renaissance must be waged, which will see the explosive innovations in the sciences, philosophy, and the arts. Thanks heavens, the Renaissance has begun, as manifested by (a) thousands of patents and copyrights registered every year and (b) by very noble works in all human endeavors.   


As the Renaissance was beginning to shape up in the mid-90s, the Maharlika Movement morphed and grew. Along the way, I authored a book in 2000, titled 13th Gate Unveiled: the Glorious Destiny of the Philippines and Southeast Asia. In that book, I argued, based on my mystical visions and forecasts, that the Philippines is destined for greatness due to one awesome factor: Earth’s solar plexus chakra is here, in Mount Banahaw, which will house the Planetary Chi during the Aquarian Age. In 2004, the Planetary Chi moved from its previous location in Glastonbury, England, to Mount Banahaw, signaling the beginning of an aegis marked by glory, genius, and grandeur.  


Where that Planetary Chi goes, it magnetizes great souls to embody. Peoples of neighboring countries likewise experience the same. As a result, the Philippines, just like England during Pisces, will be showered with blessings manifesting as grand works of genius and abundant economic wealth unparalleled in history.


Even now, opportunities for growth and development and the initial results of our collective efforts, already point to the Philippines rising  to 1st World status by 2025-2030. Our nation is the world’s 4th largest shipbuilder, fashion & design center of Asia, as some instances of grand feats. HSBC and its allied think tanks already announced the forecast that the Philippines will be the largest economy of ASEAN by 2050. To those who will witness events unfold over the next decades, mark my words: “you ain’t seen nothing yet!” For grandeur will ascend and prevail for the whole of Aquarius’ 2,000 years.


Going back to the 13th Gate Unveiled, I likewise tackled the problematic of the meanings of the names Philippines and Maharlika to find out whether there is strong reason to opt for Maharlika as the nomenclature of the nation. Combining methods of linguistic analysis and esoteric symbology, I proceeded to chop down the two names into their basic morphemes. From there I found out the following underlying meanings:


  • PHILIPPINES. Phi is Phallus or masculine aspect. Lip is referent for the female organ’s lip or feminine aspect. Masculine & Feminine together reveals Wholeness and balance. Philippines is thus a positively potent name, derived from Philip that many kings themselves borrowed to signify a showering of vast opportunities.


  • MAHARLIKA. Ma is maternal element, feminine aspect. Har is the Life Force, or Haj, the masculine aspect. Li refers to act of movement or transfer. Ka is referent for revolutionary spin, which means change. The bisyllabic Mahar, feminine & masculine conjoint, refers to ‘great’ or ‘major’, with the same Wholeness explicitly conveyed. In sum, Maharlika means Great Force for Revolutionary Change.


As I was disseminating the 13th Gate Unveiled, I was shown visions of the Marcos gold hoard. As per findings in the late ‘80s by a palace body tasked to study the gold, a staggering 1.33 million tons is in the custody of the late dictator. A fellow Initiate (Rachel S.) informed me that Marcos entrusted the gold to his illegitimate children. Fellows, that gold is just but a fraction of the vast treasures left by the Majapahit Emperor and his royal scions many of whom are in the Philippines. I argued in some controversial blogs of mine that the Philippine gold will bankroll the new economy of the Golden Age humanity, thus eradicating poverty and enabling abundance for all.


Furthermore, in the months of November-December 2008, I was shown visions of the galactic hyperspace portal. Closed for eons by both Evil and Light Forces, the galactic portal was finally re-opened by the Light Forces in late 2008 through early 2009, thus marking the end of long isolation of Earth from its own cosmic family of worlds. The portal is located in 5th Dimension of Palawan, and cuts short the travel time to and from distant stars from decades or centuries to merely 15 minutes to 1 hour. That factuality made me infer that the Philippines is the Mother’s Womb on Earth, as the umbilical cord-like hyperspace is moored in the Philippine landmass.



Before I end this message, let me share to you this anecdote. Upon the publication of the 13th Gate Unveiled, I immediately secured copies for donation to university libraries, the National Library, and esoteric societies. It was Bro. Ben Arguelles who received it for Theosophical Society. During our brief chat, Bro. Ben revealed to me that, as per direct knowledge channeling from the Mahatmas, El Morya will be the Manu of the emerging 6th Root Race (Meruvians). He hastened to add before I left, a stunning revelation from Above: that the Filipinos are being prepared to become the 6th Subrace of the 6th Root-Race. Bro. Ben, an arhat (4th Degree Initiate), surely handed to me a datum that was overwhelmingly staggering and mind-boggling, and made me leave the TS wide eyed and ecstatic.


Fellows, what I just shared to you sums up the opportunity field of our nation. There is much to be done for our people, culture, and social institutions. Popular empowerment, poverty eradication, mainstreaming of marginal sectors, good governance, values formation, institutional development, and restoring ecological balance remain as huge challenges that need to be addressed. Grassroots movements such as Maharlika Movement and civil society groups are direly needed to address those challenges and make their marks as contributors to a great future. It may be time to change or modify the nation’s name to Maharlika or to an integral Maharlika(n) Philippines to signify the change of compass towards that historic grandeur ahead of us.


Conclusively, the Maharlika Movement is surging at this juncture, which gladdens me all the more. Fellow advocates of Maharlika, for our own collective goal attainment: carpe diem! Mabuhay!


22 February 2014


[Delivered as a talk during the recently held Maharlika Summit, 22nd February 2014, GT Toyota Ctr – Asian Studies Ctr, University of the Philippines in Diliman.]


August 2, 2008



Erle Frayne Argonza


Good afternoon from Manila!


The social sciences are surely gearing up for more ambitious engagements in producing and disseminating social technologies. Below is a news about a forthcoming future society conference, with social technologies stakeholders participating.


[28 July 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila. Thanks to the Social Technologies database news.]


Social ) Technologies For Immediate Release

1776 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 815

Washington, DC 20036 CONTACT: Hope Katz Gibbs

Main office: +1 202 223-2801 Leader, Corporate Communications

Website: Direct: +1 703 502-3405

Blog: Cell: +1 703 346-6975



Social Technologies Participating in 2008 World Future Society Conference

Several senior futurists will be presenting at the WFS annual conference

Washington DC, July 26–28


Washington, DC, July 23, 2008—Several senior futurists from the Washington, DC-based research and

consulting firm Social Technologies will be speaking at the World Future Society annual conference,

July 26–28, being held this year at the Hilton Washington in Washington, DC.


The topic of this year’s conference is WorldFuture 2008: Seeing the Future through New Eyes.

“I always look forward to attending the World Future Society conferences because hundreds of

interesting futurists, academics, and business leaders gather to talk about fascinating topics—and

this year looks like it will be especially interesting,” says Tom Conger, founder of Social Technologies,

pointing to session topics including Business Futures, The Influence of Mega-Energy Markets, and


Future Hotspot: East Asia.

Conger says he’s especially looking forward to attending the two sessions being led by his


Leader of Social Technologies’ London office Roumiana Gotseva will be part of a panel about

State-of-the-Art Monitoring Systems on Sunday, July 27, from 2–3:30 a.m.

“Forewarned is forearmed,” she explains, “and in today’s quickly changing environments,

nimble organizations are closely scanning and monitoring the forces that create new

gamechanging opportunities and warn about possible threats or discontinuities.”

Later that day, futurists Terry Grim and Scott Reif will be presenting a forum on Assessing

Foresight Capabilities: An Organizational Scorecard on Sunday, July 27, from 4–5:30 p.m.

“Social Technologies has developed the first-of-its-kind Foresight Maturity Model, based on

Carnegie Mellon’s successful software-engineering model, which presents a clear and

disciplined approach for assessing where you are in the many different practices of

foresight,” Grim explains.

“It can help practitioners to answer the question: How are we doing? This continuous process

improvement approach moves each practice through the five different levels of maturity or

development: ad hoc, aware, capable, mature, and world-class. Using this framework,

attendees will learn how to assess or baseline their current level of foresight practice and

then develop an informed plan for moving forward.”

Also on Sunday, July 27 from 4-5:30 p.m., Social Technologies’ Thought Leader Josh Calder

will be participating on the panel Demographics Is Destiny, which will examine the values

and experiences of generations around the world. Josh will discuss India and China. John

Milewski, Senior Manager for Special Programs at the Newseum, will act as moderator.

The panelists will examine the contrasting demographics, how these different generations

and populations are relating to one another, potential dangers, and the reasons for hope.

Learn more


For additional information about the conference, visit: To learn more about Social

Technologies, send an email to Hope Gibbs (

About ) Social Technologies

Social Technologies is a global research and consulting firm specializing in the integration of

foresight, strategy, and innovation. With offices in Washington DC, London, and Shanghai, Social

Technologies serves the world’s leading companies, government agencies, and nonprofits. For more

information visit, the blog:, and our newsletter:

Josh Calder ) Futurist / Leader, Global Lifestyles

Josh Calder, a professional futurist since 1995, is Social Technologies’ Thought Leader. Josh tracks

social, economic, and consumer change for corporate and government clients. Areas of special

interest include emerging markets, cultural change, and international relations. Josh has an MA in

foreign and defense policy from American University and a BA in government from Wesleyan


Rouminana Gotseva ) Leader, Futures Observatory

Roumiana Gotseva is an accomplished futurist and strategy consultant who leads the Futures

Observatory program and manages Social Technologies’ London office. Since joining S)T in 2005 she

has managed consulting projects for major European firms such as BP and Cadbury Schweppes. Her

skills include strategic planning, scenario development, systems thinking, trend interpretation, and

environmental scanning. An accredited expert with the European Commission, Roumiana evaluates

proposals and projects under the Information Society Technologies and e-Content programs. She is

also a founding fellow of the European Academy for Digital Media and has sat on juries for the

EuroPrix digital content award and the Bulgarian Web Awards. Roumiana holds an MBA from the

University of Minnesota and is working toward an MS in studies of the future at the University of


Terry Grim ) Futurist

After working at IBM for 30 years on leading-edge technology and strategic projects, Terry Grim joined

Social Technologies in 2007 as a futurist and consultant for strategic practices. She brings an

extensive background in strategy development, customer engagements, and large-scale and missioncritical

development management for top IBM clients including NASA, British Telecom, and the State

of Washington. Terry received a BS with high honors (Phi Beta Kappa) in computer science from the

University of Florida in 1975. She has an MS in studies of the future from the University of Houston

and now teaches in that program.

Scott Reif ) Futurist

Scott Reif is a futurist and contributing writer to Social Technologies’ Technology Foresight and Global

Lifestyles multiclient projects. He also serves as a project manager, administering and writing for

custom client projects. Scott’s domains of expertise include social foresight and epistemological

futures, with a special focus on the emerging fields of complexity studies and integral theory.

Currently a graduate student in the MS program for studies of the future at the University of Houston,

he is in the process of completing his thesis work on the study of behavior under conditions of

uncertainty. Scott has a BA in philosophy from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.

About ) The World Future Society

The World Future Society is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, scientific and educational association of people

interested in how social and technological developments are shaping the future. The Society was

founded in 1966 and is chartered as a nonprofit educational and scientific organization in

Washington, DC. For more, visit