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The Dark Gods Cometh?

The Dark Gods Cometh?

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Published by Robertkh238
A section of some recent writing, centring on some aspects of 2012 and related subjects. Informal, opinionated....
A section of some recent writing, centring on some aspects of 2012 and related subjects. Informal, opinionated....

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Published by: Robertkh238 on Aug 31, 2012
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 The Dark Gods Cometh?
I was reading some more of the 2012 Scenario site. A channelledmessage from God? And Mother too? Also Gaia; same thing of course. How do you channel something that's only a projection of the mind? Not God. How can anybody talk to 'God' when He'sbeyond all concepts, all dualism? Only crazy people and New Agerscan talk to God. And Jesus freaks of course; good churchgoers. Ican't take it any more. It's beyond credulous. Yet, the messages areoften quite subtle, especially the Galactics', when they talk aboutprogressing beyond duality, etc. Then the website goes and spoils itall with these ridiculous claims as to the sources. They never seemto see the self-contradiction involved. But the Galactics talk in thesame terms too- that they take their instructions from heaven, God.I assumed at best they mean it metaphorically, even if it'sinterpreted and carried out in pragmatic terms. Either a lot of people don't get this at all, or the channellers are full of crap, or itall is.But there was so much predicted, decades ago in the Careymaterial – The Third Millennium – that
come about, such as 'fall'of Communiism and the economic meldown. It's a confusingbusiness. It also utilises New Agey terms in a far less off-puttingway. But I can't very well believe something just because I mightwant to believe it. I was pretty confident about the Carey material,for all my doubts, even posting some of the chapter on the futureeconomic scenario shortly before it happened, though the book waspublished in '91. I'd thought about tweeting it, but changed mymind after hearing Wapnick on 2012, though I had it on you tube fortwo years, before they changed the format and it vanished. Just inthe nick of time. Mass arrests? The massing of the GalacticFederation of Light? The coming Golden Age? Ascension? And that's just one site. These are very intelligent people. There's DavidWilcock, others. They seem to have little doubts if any as to.... It'sobvious they truly believe all of this will transpire. The situation isalmost too bizarre now for that reason. That they can all possibly beso.... mistaken. This is really going to be interesting. To me at least.One of the interesting things about reading The Mind Parasites isthat it brought to mind his early journals; it read almost like anextension of them, if a more adult version. What I mean is, it tookme back to them, the sense of discovery I felt. It was only excerpts,
a part of the biography, The World of Colin Wilson by SydneyCampion (I was unaware he went on to write a sequel,unpublished). I was 20 at the time and absolutely revered CW, wasalmost as convinced of his genius as he was himself. Hedemonstrated you could absolutely believe in yourself and yourdestiny if you chose to, if you were determined enough; though nowI might see that determination as part of making the illusion real bymaking heavy weather of it.But it was the sense of the apparent uniqueness of his ideas,the range and depth of them that was so fascinating. He was thearchetypal writer. His was a journey I could believe in and share;even try and emulate in some form, one day, somehow – once I gotto grips with my misguided sense of loyalty, commitment tounappreciative others. I felt that same sense of involvement, theexcitement of the journey, the exploration of ideas, the sense of hisabsolute belief in his own importance while reading The MindParasites. It was bringing it all back to me, the early excitement I'dhad when I first read it, when I was 19. There's also an element of scepticism on my part now, the awareness he's not quite the beesknees he assumed himself to be. The fact that the thrust of hisphilosophy and psychology is based on Husserl's idea thatperception is a kind of grasping mechanism, as he explained. CWwas always fond of describing it as being similar to an arrow; thatperception is an act of intention. If we don't sufficiently 'intend' orfire it with sufficient force, the beam of intention, perception, canfail to hit its target, then we find we haven't grasped it or taken itin.I recall an example where he talked about someone whocomplained their sexual orgasm was failing to satisfy; I forget thecontext, though I'm sure it was non-fiction. The answer, as he saidwas that the person had been masturbating in a state of distraction, that what he needed to do was focus his mind, hisconcentration on it, then he would grasp the experience- thoughhe's went from saying that masturbation is one of man's higherevolutionary faculties to it's something a mature person grows outof; whatever a 'mature' person is exactly, in terms of an insaneworld. Presumably someone who doesn't masturbate beyond acertain edge and is married, to boot, as that would be mostundignified in any conventional terms....Anyway, it's all about developing the hidden or subconsciouspowers of the mind, getting in touch with 'the secret life' (probablybased on the play by Granville-Barker that he discussed in The
Outsider), the source of 'power, meaning, and purpose'. He puts thelatter in quotes. He has an amazing ability to expand on all this,developing it into an intensely exciting and interesting tale. It'sobvious the mind parasites of the novel are a metaphor for the ego,the false self we all tend to identify with for the most part. There'san interesting aside, later, where he describes them as anextension, an epiphenomenon if you like, of human beings –whereas it's more accurate to describe human beings as an'extension', a projection, of the ego-mind.Perception, too, may well be 'intentional' in terms of graspingwhat's going on in the world, but both perception and the worlditself are part of the projection, the illusion, as are other people. There's little if any awareness the world is a projection of the mind.On the other hand, he has his moments, but there's no doubt hisoutlook, his philosophy, is dualistic. He's very good at describingthe subtleties of his beliefs, such as the difference between animateand inanimate matter, but both are part of the illusion all the same.He uses the same terms, the belief in the 'élan vital' -- vitality and'life', the 'life-force' etc., whether describing the qualities of aperson or an aspect of the mind, though he's as often talking aboutthe brain and areas of the brain, which has 0 to do with mind.It's easy to be a bit of a smartarse about this having studied theCourse, but for me, it's important to know; it's been a long journeyand it's the difference between false and true empathy, dualismand non-dualism. It follows from his philosophy that he believes indeveloping the powers of the mind. His main protagonist, GilbertAustin, clearly an idealised version of himself, and his colleague,develop incredible 'mind powers'; the ability to delve into their ownsubconscious depths, telepathy and PK -- Psychokinesis to theextent that they can levitate, even disintegrate blocks weighingthousands of tons. They even power their spaceship through PK.Again, this is all very well and adds to an exciting story, though themain thrust of it is finding a way to defeat the mind parasites, but itwill never solve anything. The real problem of the mind is guilt. I'msure he'd see this as negative in the same way he sees ACIM asnegative, but a dualistic approach never got to the heart of thematter.None of which gives any indication as to how enjoyable the novelis, what an entertaining writer he is, how subtly he develops histheme/s. But what was interesting also was that his description of the mind parasites and the fear they arouse in him, and later,others, almost presages his later experiences of panic attacks; it's

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