Saturday, May 11, 2013

What drove Ariel Castro?

Ariel Castro, the man accused of holding Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight and Gina DeJesus captive for a decade in his Cleveland home, also brutally beat and mentally abused the mother of his children, her relatives say.

from Ariel Castro's family speaks out on abusive past

Thus, within our cosmos, into which we human beings are interwoven, there exists a battle between the Luciferic beings, constantly striving for freedom, universal freedom [to the point of "escaping" from our own nature, into a fantasy-world], and the Ahrimanic beings, constantly striving for everlasting power and might. This battle permeates everything in which we live. Please hold this fact in mind as the second idea, important to our further considerations. The world in which we live is permeated by Luciferic and Ahrimanic beings, and there exists this tremendous contrast between the liberating tendency of the Luciferic beings and the power [-seeking] tendency of the Ahrimanic beings.
from The Mission of the Archangel Michael, Lecture 1

I've pretty much given up on determining whether anyone in particular is Satanically possessed, because human motives are so complex that an individual often doesn't  know what motivates himself/herself. 

One aspect of this case that interests me, however, is Castro's ability to escape detection, over and over again. It's almost as if he had some sort of hypnotic control over those with whom he interacted, to the point where people who had first-hand evidence of his monstrousness apparently didn't think it qualified as criminal behavior.  Put another way, it's almost as if the same being who was controlling him was controlling their thoughts, feelings, and actions. This is a possibility.