"The Christian must discover in contemplation, and in the giving of his life, those symbolic actions which will ignite the people's faith to resist injustice with their whole lives, lives coming together as a united force of truth and thus releasing the liberating power of the God within them." - James Douglass, Contemplation and Resistance.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

The Historical Symptomatology of 9/11

Ahriman's face appears on the collapsing WTC Tower.

"The events of September 11, 2001 are a leading example of a coup d'etat enabled by a spectacular event of state-sponsored, false-flag terrorism - or of modern synthetic terrorism ... The 9/11 coup faction aimed at a radically anti-historical re-organization of world affairs under the slogan of the 'Global War on Terrorism.' ... The 9/11 coup was not directed against George W. Bush regime per se, although Bush was definitely an expendable asset on 9/11. The goal was to shock the entire US political system - the White House, the executive departments, the Congress, the courts, the political parties, the mass media, publishing and journalism, and the public in general out of their inertia of normal everyday life into a kind of war psychosis and paranoid obsession with phantom threats agreeable to the outlook of the neocon faction, the modern heir of Carl Schmitt, Hitler's lawyer." (Webster Griffin Tarpley, 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in the USA, Palm Desert, CA: Progressive Press, 2011. loc. 5852).

The perpetrators of 9/11 were not 19 Islamic jihadists and it is even less likely that Bush and Cheney were the masterminds. Like seasoned detectives, we need to seek out those who had the means, the motive and the opportunity. What many who have delved deeply into that day's events conclude is that "... a group of financiers and officials in London and New York whom we can define as the invisible or secret government" (Ibid., loc. 5860) were behind the operation.

As a long-time anti-war activist, I no longer believe that the traditional means of resistance, such as mass protests, demonstrations, or even creative resistance such as practiced by the Yes Men (http://theyesmen.org/), entertaining as it might be, can make a significant impact on the powers that rule this world. Instead, I have come to understand that "... our part is not to fight against powers of flesh and blood, but against spirit-beings, mighty in the stream of time, against spirit-beings, powerful in the moulding of earth's substance, against the cosmic powers, whose darkness rules the present time, against beings who, in the spiritual worlds, are themselves the powers of evil." Ephesians 6:12 (New Testament: A Rendering by Jon Madsen. Edinburgh, Scotland: Floris Books, 1994).

I now perceive that today's "social justice" movements as represented in the Non-Profit Industrial complex can be defined as "A semblance of entities, united in ideology encompassing truth, justice and ethics, artfully manipulated so that undoubtable truths are the prime ingredients in a brew of lies. This is the simulacrum, distorted in such a way that blatant falsehood appears accurate unless viewed from the one angle that is invisible to all except that tiny handful still true to their own unvarnished perceptions. Trained to deny the reliable input of our senses and accept the non-profit industrial complex’s creative constructs of language and reason, global society has swallowed a grossly distorted copy of ethics and human welfare – a warped simulacrum of self-referential complexity, a vast network of superficial depth." (Wrong Kind of Green). In order to ensure the uninterrupted destruction of the planet, the secret government needs troops of activists promoting unworkable “solutions” such as renewable energy resources. The entire social justice and anti-war movement has been corrupted by the same powers using this "warped simulacrum of self-referential complexity" to neutralize its native spiritual power. As Rudolf Steiner admonished, we need to keep our eyes focused on the inner mechanism being cultivated, not the ostensible goal of the process.

The roots of the evil behind the Iraq War, the war against the Syrian people, and the ecological devastation of the earth lie not in "capitalism" or the "clash of civilizations" or other certified tropes in the vast network of superficial depth, but in the war currently raging in heaven. The purpose of this blog is to use spiritual scientific instruments to probe the nature of this war. We seek remedies in the healing of the spirit rather than in protest movements that merely reflect our inner devastation.

So we must start our diagnosis several levels below the ideas and programs of the non-profit industrial complex. Such programs are never implemented in accordance with the content of their ideas, but by means of forces which use those ideas to accomplish their purposes. One of those purposes is to rechannel our irresistible human aspiration for justice into an "an alluring tapestry of luminous lies" (The Art of Annihilation). Caught in these threads, those who seek justice become mired in contempt for the earth and its organs of mind and heart which we embody.

Rudolf Steiner identified the entry point of a sound diagnosis as follows, "To start with, it must become clear to us that everything that happens externally on the physical plane is dependent on the underlying spiritual forces and powers … I have often pointed out here that there are, in a certain way, lines of connection, via the most varied intermediate links, between the external world and the secret brotherhoods, and onwards from the secret brotherhoods to the spiritual world" (Rudolf Steiner. "The Karma of Untruthfulness", Volume 1, Lecture 1, Dec. 4, 1916).

The secret brotherhood is what I will refer to in this blog as the "authorities of darkness" following Paul's characterization of the spiritual domination system. As Heinz Pfeifer described them, "Who are, then, the 'Brothers of the Shadows'? Once could perhaps imagine them as something akin to high priests of the powers of darkness, as people with occult capacities who stand in connection with anti-Christian super-earthly powers, retarded and retarding beings. These beings are Angels that are called 'evil' by us human beings, and work counter to the rightful course of the evolution of mankind. In the wider cosmic context they, too, have their justification and their working as so-called forces of opposition acquires a deeper meaning. Nevertheless, we human beings are faced again and again with the decision, in whose spirit we think, feel, and act." (Heinz Pfeifer. The Brotherhood of the Shadows. Basel: Lochmann-Verlag, 2011, p. 24).

This is our entry point into the world of 9/11, the flood-gate from which now pours the militarist and fascist mudflow within which we are increasingly mired. Once the fable of Islamic hijackers guided by a laptop from an Afghan cave is dispelled, what emerges is a vast operation involving hundreds of millions of dollars, highly trained, professional operatives, decades of planning and preparation in governmental organizations and private military firms, agents of influence in the corporate-controlled media (which I like to refer to as the "managed media") and many other related forces. In occult terms, on 9/11 the modern world was slain, buried and has risen again as a kind of neuromorphic zombie, who, like Arthur C. Clarke's ape-men in 2001: A Space Odyssey, " … stare slack-jawed into this astonishing display of pyrotechnics", mesmerized captives of the collapsing Towers.

S.K. Bain has delineated the occult symbology of 9/11 in astonishing detail in his study, The Most Dangerous Book in the World: 9/11 as Mass Ritual (S. K. Bain. The Most Dangerous Book in the World: 9/11 as Mass Ritual. Walterville, OR: Trine Day, 2012). In this book, he characterizes 9/11 as the "largest occult ritual in the history of the world" and then launches into a detailed catalog of the occult symbols which characterize this sacrifice by fire on altars of the World Trade Center. For the authorities of darkness, the day unfolded brilliantly and flawlessly, its ritual purposes fully achieved. In later blog posts, we will explore the many purposes of this ritual.

At this point, readers may accuse me of reverting to a pre-Enlightenment concept of evil. But I would counter by saying that the universe I have recently discovered is no slag heap of matter whose rare epiphenomena are conscious beings. The cosmos envisioned by spiritual science is constituted throughout by personal beings arrayed in a harmonious hierarchy, as described by Dionysius the Areopagite, "In my opinion a hierarchy is a sacred order, a state of understanding and an activity approximating as closely as possible to the divine. And it is uplifted to the imitation of God in proportion to the enlightenments divinely given to it. The beauty of God - so simple, so good, so much the source of perfection - is completely uncontaminated by dissimilarity. It reaches out to grant every being, according to merit, a share of light and then through a divine sacrament, in harmony and in peace, it bestows on each of those being perfected its own form." (Pseudo-Dionysius: The Complete Works. New York: Paulist Press, 1987. p. 154). Such is the cosmic order whose subversion by the authorities of darkness we will explore through the historical symptomatology of Rudolf Steiner. Along the way, we will rediscover the true roots of social justice and effective means of spiritual resistance to those whose darkness rules this present time.

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