Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Stephen Paddock: agent of chaos?


Anyone with more or less normal feelings, even today, will be shaken to learn the truth that in order to bring about birth and death in the physical world, the divine spirits who guide world destinies have to use elemental spirits who actually are the enemies of everything human beings seek and desire for their welfare and well-being here in the physical world.
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We have to get used to the idea that the world is not made as people would really like it to be and that there exists the element which in the Egyptian Mysteries was known as 'iron necessity.' As part of this iron necessity, entities hostile to the physical world [demons] are used by the gods to bring about birth and death for human beings.
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The elemental spirits of birth and death are, of course, messengers of Ahriman [Satan]. The iron necessity of world evolution forces the gods to use Ahriman's messengers to control birth and death. When they ask the elemental spirits to act on their behalf they do not allow the powers of these messengers to enter the physical world. BUT AS CIVILIZATION GOES INTO ITS DECLINE, FROM THE FIFTH POST-ATLANTEAN PERIOD ONWARDS, THIS ELEMENT HAS TO COME IN AGAIN, SO THAT CATASTROPHE MAY BE BROUGHT ABOUT. Human beings must use these powers themselves [such as to obtain inspiration for technological developments which end up contributing to the aforementioned catastrophe]. Ahriman's messengers are therefore an iron necessity; THEY HAVE TO BRING ABOUT THE DESTRUCTION THAT WILL LEAD TO THE NEXT STEP FORWARD IN CIVILIZATION. This is a terrible truth, but it is so. And nothing will avail where this truth is concerned but to get to know it and to see it clearly. [emphasis added] [1]


These various layers are connected by means of rays which unite the center of the earth with its surface. Underneath the solid earth there are a large number of subterranean spaces which communicate to the sixth layer, that of fire. THIS ELEMENT OF THE FIRE-EARTH IS INTIMATELY CONNECTED WITH THE HUMAN WILL. It is this element which has produced the tremendous eruptions that brought the Lemurian epoch to an end. At that time the forces which nourish the human will went through a trial which unleashed the fire catastrophe that destroyed the Lemurian continent. In the course of evolution this sixth layer receded more and more toward the center and as a result volcanic eruptions became less frequent. AND YET THEY ARE STILL PRODUCED AS A RESULT OF THE HUMAN WILL WHICH, WHEN IT IS EVIL AND CHAOTIC, MAGNETICALLY ACTS ON THIS LAYER AND DISRUPTS IT. Nevertheless, when the human will is devoid of egoism, it is able to appease this fire. Materialistic periods are mostly accompanied and followed by natural cataclysms, earthquakes, etc. Growing powers of evolution are the only alchemy capable of transforming, little by little, the organism and the soul of the earth. [2]


One possible motive behind the Vegas atrocity is a desire on the part of the planet's managers to sow chaos, which seems to be breaking out everywhere you look these days, not least of all in the Executive branch of the most powerful government on the planet. Note that the Vegas massacre has sown chaos in many ways, including in our minds, as a result of trying to make sense of this atrocity, which from a human perspective is about as senseless as it gets. Widespread chaos in the souls of humans can trigger earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, which in turn add to the chaos. A single large volcanic eruption can wreak havoc on global civilization, which naturally furthers chaos.

That's not to say that the Vegas massacre was intended to contribute to the destruction of civilization, but the fact that he had been considering various events where large groups were gathered to have fun could be interpreted as an attempt to "stop their world." I can't precisely identify the motive, but I have a sense that it's something along these lines.

So, I don't expect the investigation into Paddock to find any human accomplices. It's possible that he was driven by some Satanic spirit, and not the Devil himself (which I suggested in a previous entry). I gather that Paddock drove between his homes in the western US, stopping along the way in the middle of nowhere, without any witnesses, to practice using his guns. He was caught on home-surveillance video the Friday before the massacre driving in a desert area used for target-practice, which seems to indicate that he had a habit of practicing in isolated areas, which would help to explain the total lack of warning signs.


Notes

[1] Rudolf Steiner, from The Fall of the Spirits of Darkness, Lecture 4

[2] Rudolf Steiner, from An Esoteric Cosmology Lecture XVI: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Human Will

Sunday, October 8, 2017

A follow-up to the previous post

Note that I did not go into the ultimate motives behind the Vegas massacre - just that the motives were probably not to be found in the human psyche. There was a time when I would have written something along those lines, but now I realize that what I once considered to be ultimate motivations could just be another layer of cover story, and that it's impossible to provide any definite answers.

The Devil is no Angel

The Devil is not the same being as Lucifer or Satan. Of the evil beings, the Devil is the most evil (the root of evil, irredeemable and destined for eternal oblivion), and Lucifer is the least. (Actually, whether Luciferic beings are evil at all is unclear. For more on this, see my website article entitled "Necessary 'Evil'"). Satan, a.k.a. Ahriman, is somewhere in between. (Lucifer and Satan are known as the "horns" of the Devil.) Lucifer was responsible for giving us free will by luring us into the physical world sooner and more completely than God intended, and wants us to believe that we're more god-like than we are at present, whereas Satan wants us to believe that the physical world is all there is, and that we're just animals. The Devil combines these influences in hopes of splitting off our spirits and sending them into a cosmic Disneyland known as the Eighth Sphere, ruled by Lucifer, and relegating our lower aspects to an Earth bereft of the human spirit, ruled by Satan. However, Jahve/Jehovah, leader of the Gods of Form, took steps to prevent the Devil from succeeding at this nefarious agenda, but that hasn't stopped him from trying.

If you care to delve into the mystery of evil in general, I suggest Evil, a compilation of lectures by Rudolf Steiner, published by Rudolf Steiner Press. I tried to write just a few comments on the subject, and concluded that there really is no shallow end of that pool. This is why I've tried to limit the scope of this blog to certain agendas, and various types of possession which I considered to be definitely evil, but which I've since realized might be a necessary part of the world order.

We want our lives to be comfortable, but God actually never wanted us to become so enmeshed in the physical world, as reflected in the Genesis account of the Fall, which culminates in Adam and Eve's banishment from Eden, and God putting a curse on them (essentially "your life will suck and then you'll die"). This curse might actually just be a means of expressing the consequences of descending prematurely and excessively into the physical world, or it might have been a warning that the gods will do whatever it takes to convince us that we made a mistake and need to turn our attention to the spiritual world.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Vegas massacre: Did the Devil make him do it?

"The innumerable outer and inner catastrophes are borne by mankind, it is true - and also by the earth itself. But in their apocalyptic character they are not seen as an outcome, but as an ultimately incomprehensible stroke of fate." [1]

The overall appearance presented by Hitler makes one see that a human body and soul can serve in a unique way to become the vessel for the Sorath [Hebrew for Beast, i.e. the Devil] being. [W]e are ... dealing here ... with a powerful possession.... THIS SHOWS THAT THERE ARE DEGREES OF THE GREATEST PENETRATION BY ANOTHER BEING, AS ALSO PHASES OF ALMOST COMPLETE DESERTION.... A person WHOSE MOST STRIKING CHARACTERISTIC HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN HIS UNOBTRUSIVENESS, now suddenly assumes a quite different appearance. [2]

Sorath drives the man of action into senseless acts.... It is he, too, who HARNESSES THE HUMAN WILL TO THE TERRIBLE SWING BETWEEN PARALYSIS AND AGGRESSION.
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[W]hat takes place outwardly in human wars is only a projection of this battle which Sorath wages against mankind. [3]


Las Vegas shooting: The receipt showed the meal had been delivered to two guests
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Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said: “At face value he had to have some help at some point.

“Maybe he was a superhuman who figured this out all on his own but it would be hard for me to believe that.” [4]


The sheer monstrousness of the deed is a sign that its motives cannot be found in the human psyche. There is a limit to what even malignant narcissists will do to assert their claim to supremacy, because the human will, which imposes a certain friendliness toward humans and animals, steps in and prevents them from doing it.

So, in my opinion, the human will would have to be overcome in order to carry out something like the Vegas massacre. However, I am not a psychoanalyst, and I might underestimate human capacity for cruelty. But then, psychoanalysts can't just say that the Devil made him do it, without losing credibility. It's just the only way I can explain all of the evidence I've seen so far, including Paddock's diabolical cunning and law enforcement's observation that Paddock had two identities, one of which was utterly secret.


Notes

[1] Christ and Antichrist by Peter Tradowsky, p 2
[2] ibid., p 40
[3] ibid., p 58s
[4] "Was there a SECOND shooter in Las Vegas attack?" from http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/862665/las-vegas-shooting-second-shooter-accomplice-stephen-paddock-motive

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Website revision

Necessary 'Evil' has been revised slightly as described in its Notes section.