Today, we fight the same Evils our ancestors fought, except the evil doers hide their faces behind new masks and they speak to us new in riddles. The bloodline is preserved, the oath remains unchanged, and they continue to gaslight us and convince us that we are the victims of the unfolding of Experience. Yet, man still finds himself in the same predicament. What have we been doing wrong this whole time as we attempt to combat Evil in the world.
Love & Light is the False Prophet of the New Age Movement
The New Age myth is put before us that “Love and Light” is our one and only salvation. If one hates his enemies, he is only adding more fear into the mix and is therefore part of the problem. You mustn’t talk about problems because that is being negative and we must only be positive. Therefore, just have every thought be a loving one and that will sort it out.
This is reductive and imbalanced reasoning. It sounds all too similar to the myth that feminine energy is the answer to patriarchy. If water replaces fire, one drowns instead of burning to death. Harmony is found in egalitarianism, perhaps the social manifestation of the Alchemical Wedding. Love should be logical if it is to be balanced. We need to Be as much as Do, because inaction is just as bad as nonbeing.
All this talk about logical love and egalitarianism still leaves unanswered our original question. How does man rid Evil from his environment? It seems shamanic cultures well understood this conundrum.
Shadow Work is Integrative Medicine
Ignorance does not prevent problems and ignoring a problem that exists does not fix it or treat it. Man trudges about with cancer of the mind, without awareness of the malignant abscesses of falsehood and the corrosiveness of repressed trauma. To integrate the unconscious into the conscious, or to make the unknown known, is the holistic form of spirit medicine.
The Adept is baptized in the shadows of his unconscious. He concertedly wades into the cold but cleansing waters of Self-forgiveness. Like a heroin addict on his last leg, he faces his horrific reflection in the mirror and decides to understand the pain rather than mask it with another chemical fix.
Perdition & the Dark Night of the Soul
Perdition is the state of final spiritual ruin. Nothing is absolutely permanent but we can certainly get stuck in ruts. One might become lost in the “Valley of the Shadow of Death.” One might despair during the Dark Night of the Soul and develop photophobia, or the intolerance of light. One might analogize photophobia to spiritual depression. During depression, you resist healing, fight your helpers, and lose hope in progress. However, despair is a misunderstanding of the cyclical nature of experience. Following every death cycle is a new life cycle.
The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation. When everything is lost, and all seems darkness, then comes the new life and all that is needed.
― Joseph Campbell, A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living
However, if you find yourself in despair, this could be to teach you the greatest lesson life has to offer – that no one can save you but yourself. In bouts of adversity, we strengthen from our core to our light body and learn to actualize philosophical lessons. From the albedo to the nigredo to the rubedo, we mature emotionally and take a step closer to Intelligent Infinity.
When we speak of embracing the darkness, it is not merely seeing value in it; it is not merely pushing through it lugubriously; it is not merely getting it over with. One must fall in love with the darkness and cherish what it has to offer. If this sentence grips the reader with fear, that is because the idea has probably never been entertained before. This is not to endorse malevolence; it is to love the exquisite balance of lightness and darkness in the Evolution of Consciousness.
Be silent and listen: have you recognized your madness and do you admit it? Have you noticed that all your foundations are completely mired in madness? Do you not want to recognize your madness and welcome it in a friendly manner? You wanted to accept everything. So accept madness too. Let the light of your madness shine, and it will suddenly dawn on you. Madness is not to be despised and not to be feared, but instead you should give it life…If you want to find paths, you should also not spurn madness, since it makes up such a great part of your nature…Be glad that you can recognize it, for you will thus avoid becoming its victim. Madness is a special form of the spirit and clings to all teachings and philosophies, but even more to daily life, since life itself is full of craziness and at bottom utterly illogical. Man strives toward reason only so that he can make rules for himself. Life itself has no rules. That is its mystery and its unknown law. What you call knowledge is an attempt to impose something comprehensible on life.
― C.G. Jung, The Red Book: A Reader’s Edition
The DNA Phantom Effect & the Light Body
In David Wilcock’s the Source Field Investigations (2011), he discusses the science behind the DNA Phantom Effect. In essence, when left in a vaccum, DNA attracts all photons in the container. Once the DNA is removed, the photons will literally hold the shape of the DNA for up to 30 days or about one lunar cycle. If you think this is limited to the confines of small experiments in vacuum containers, think again. We are literally light beings, comprised of photonic energy and attracting more light into our lives.
We exist and are aware of our own existence. However, there is an entire collective repository of Experience we call the unconscious. In this body of infinite wonders lie the answers to life’s greatest mysteries. The mind can probe into this beautiful void, seeing aspects of itself reflected back, and work to understand itself better.
We, the meliorists, fight the Faustian masons who build the pyramid of control brick by brick. Who has more devotion to their end? Will Good ultimately defeat Evil? Is the Dragonfly Effect real and can we truly transform the world through personal transformation?
We are just beautiful fools walking the Path of the Adept, prone to feel inept until we look back and see the progress we’ve made and learn to love the mistakes of our ignorance. In the face of insurmountable odds, the Disciples of Truth, wielding no more than a slingshot and goodwill, resemble David in his fight against Goliath.