You can't shut yourself off from society these days. Everything is political. Or let's say: everything today is esoterical, both personal moral and official politics. That could mean: You have to have an ONTOLOGY on which to base A MORAL, and the ontology of today is widely debated. What is real? Some say that the USA, fighting imperialistic wars for our freedom is what's real. I highly contest that. So what's real? I'm real, art is real, what I feel and intuitively envision is real. The everyday world isn't as real as that. It's got a lower degree of reality. The Universe is Mind. But the NWO don't like spiritual world views like that. They want everybody to be afraid, bent on saving their material beings. -- Here's a take on some of these subjects.Dawn of Man
We're engaged in a Battle for Realities. The topics of 2011 is all about a description of the world. So what's real? How did the history of Man begin? -- A way of putting it is this:
In olden times Earth was visited by aliens. Just let's say it did. Read Zecharia Sitchin, read Genesis 6:4. - And so, did these alien geezers create the human race? I for one don't think so but they propbably had a hand in raising us to a higher level, educating us. So let's say that in Sumerian times we had humans around which then were raised in their development by one of these godlike aliens. We can call him Ea. He's not central to this article but I like to have one or other fathomable character in the narrative, otherwise it gets kind of abstract and vague. So this Ea, what did he want? He wanted to enlighten primitive man by telling them that each individual essentially was a spirit inhabiting the material body. After the physical death the spirit lives on, pauses in heaven for debrief and is reincarnated on Earth.
Then what? This fine god Ea got ousted by some of his fellow beings. These started to enslave man. There was this, as David Icke calls then, "Brotherhood of the Snake" who started to manipulate the masses with religion, fear and hatred. There were elements of truth in their techings but the overall message was one to ensure enslavement and obedience to the Brotherhood. In time this Brotherhood split and the factions started to fight each other in the names of different creeds and religions. So by this we see that everything isn't peaceful in the Black World; in the realm of secret societies there are conspiracies and infighting as well. Religious Wars
As for the religions they partly helped people live better lives, partly enslaved people. In the latter case it was due to stereotyping and simplifying the message, making people feel guilty for themselves and hatred towards "infidels". Wars were fought over religious issues. At the same time the power of the Brotherhood grew and consolidated itself into Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Knight Templars and so on. Their teachings on spirituality, like that the Universe is Mind and that microcosm man mirrors the macrocosmic universe were true in themselves. The creed of the secret societies is twisted and weird but it's also got some strands of truth.
So we can say: both religion and secret societies have their pros and cons. As for pros the teachings of the Bible e g helps men to be pious, to save spiritual energy by abiding on a higher power. And some secret societies taught esoteric doctrines bent on developing man as a spiritual being. As for the cons we had organized religion with its herd mentality and secret societies worshipping false deities, tending to weird and dark practisies. Spiritual Powers
The secret clubs got some things right in their spiritual quests. But mostly they seem to have worshipped false deities. And all the time they acquired wealth which they had to invest and thus grew their financial power. Parallell to that the high echelon leaders of the societies were men of the state and did what such people do, i e play "the great game" of world politics. Thus, without necessarily being evil on all levels, the secret societies became political machines, bent on preserving and increasing their spiritual, political and economic power.
"Spiritual power" should here be interpreted as propaganda, religious dogmas of obedience and fear. There might still today be some, say, Freemason or Rosicrucian who divests his time to studies of gnostic manuscripts, syncretism and esoteric practices, and I say: good. I have esoteric leanings myself. But there is no need for a secret society for these things anymore. In the 17th century texts like The Gospel of Thomas, the Upanishads and the Apocryphs were rare and sometimes suspect books, forbidden to own and read. Such is not the case anymore. There are no spiritual secrets around anymore. Everything, but everything is published either on the net or in paper form, even the jelously garded ritualts of the societies themselves. And True Christianity has itself ceased the need for secret societies with initiations and all that stuff. By receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as our saviour we are all initiated into the Secret of Eternal Life and Redemption. This according to Rudolf Steiner. Make a Metaphysical Stand
So I don't give much for secret societies, not even the spiritual side of them. They might have been progressive force in the time of an almighty church and the religious ortodoxy of olden times. But the church is today only an institution among many. Ironically organized religion today seems to be involved in many secret societies by way of its leaders. So there goes religion too. We have to be privately practising adepts. That's at least what I've been doing all my spiritual life. Since birth I've belonged to the Swedish State Church, true, and I intend to stay there even though it's a bit outmoded to have this old school religion. But since those who leave the State Church are mostly snug atheists, intent on saving 1000 SKR per year by not paying church tax, I'd rather stay among the faithful.
So how shall I end this? Well, esoterics is the way. You have to have a metaphysical creed. Even if you think you don't have you do. E.g, by adhering to MSM:s stories of how paper money is the best thing around (and precious metals are in a speculation bubble), stories of how the USA fights for freedom and democracy and hints that injection with a microchip to open doors and pay supermarket tickets is a convenient technique, well then you adhere to "a certain creed". You BELIEVE what the MSM and the politicians say. Then, if you're a radical and sceptic you don't believe these things. Then again, if you totally reject this world as real then you have another world view, one that - and here's my point - can be controversial in itself. David Icke for one plays a bit along these lines: NWO want's us to be materialistic, to say that the everyday world is all that counts. To believe in a transcendental reality is atavistic and dangerous, because then we can't be ruled by fear.
I for one have no problem in uniting my radical world view, my critique of MSM:s narratives with an esoteric outlook. The Universe is Mind. To believe that the everyday reality is the only reality is to enslave yourself, making yourself into an easily led critter of the NWO. I've unplugged my TV in favour of spiritual books and meditation. I'm me, I'm free - as free as you can get in this world.
Pic Härnösand Station, photographed some weeks earlier this year. Since then we've gotten green leaves and all.