Monday, January 10, 2011

Website revision

After learning the Jared Loughner (the shooter in the recent shooting rampage in Tucson) was at one time an avid video-gamer, I revised Programming Kids for Satanism with Video Games. In light of Loughner's interest in "conscience [conscious] dreaming" (perhaps related to the trance-like state induced by video games), I found it interesting that the following is one of the opening quotations:

...the Dragonlike serpent-form of Ahriman [Satan] winds its way among the human beings shining in the astral light, trying to ensnare and embrace them, to draw them down into the realm of half-conscious sleep and dreams. There, caught in this web of illusion, human beings would become world-dreamers [i.e. they would imagine fantasy-worlds], AND IN THIS CONDITION THEY WOULD BE A PREY TO THE AHRIMANIC [Satanic] POWERS.

The following excerpts shed some light on Loughner's concept of "conscious dreaming":

At 2:00 a.m. on Saturday—about eight hours before he allegedly killed six people and wounded 14, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), in Tucson—Jared Lee Loughner phoned an old and close friend with whom he had gone to high school and college. The friend, Bryce Tierney....
He also describes Loughner as being obsessed with "lucid dreaming"—that is, the idea that conscious dreams are AN ALTERNATIVE REALITY THAT A PERSON CAN INHABIT AND CONTROL—and says Loughner became "more interested in this world than our reality." Tierney adds, "I saw his dream journal once. That's the golden piece of evidence. You want to know what goes on in Jared Loughner's mind, there's a dream journal that will tell you everything."