The Destroyer Aspect

The Destroyer Aspect

I received a comment that we should not judge Hitler as being an antichrist for we all have a Hitler within as well as Christ.

The reader may be thinking of a statement of DK through Alice A. Bailey which says:

“The work of what in the West is called “the Christ Principle” is to build the forms for the expression of quality and life. That is the characteristic work of the second aspect of divinity. The work of the Antichrist is to destroy forms, and this is essentially the work of the first expression of divinity. But the work of the destroyer is not the work of black magic, and when ignorant humanity regards Antichrist as working on the black side, their error is great. His work is as beneficent as that of the building aspect, and it is but man’s hatred of the death of forms which makes him regard the work of the destroyer as “black,” as being against the divine will, and as subversive of the divine programme. The work of the representatives of that mysterious power which we call cosmic evil, and their responding representatives, is indeed worthy of the word “black”; but it is not applicable to the work of Antichrist. It might be added that the work of the black forces wells up from below, whilst the work of the destroyers is impelled from above. The symbols of these two ways are the sword and the cross.” Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 74

JJ: It is true that the second ray is a building energy and the first is the destroying and they both have their place in the Plan. However, notice that DK defined antichrist as the destroyer which is the opposite of building (Christ). This is not the definition given to it by the average Christian or even New Ager to which I was writing in my last post.

They see Christ as love and antichrist (opposite of Christ) as hate.

They see Christ as freedom and antichrist as enslavement.

They see Christ as truth and antichrist as deceit

From this type of definition Hitler was indeed antichrist and such is acknowledged by DK in these words:

“The tendency to fasten the war on Hitler and his gang of evil men should not blind us to the causes which have made his evil work possible. He is mainly a precipitating agency, for through him world selfishness and cruelty have been brought to a focus. But, as Christ has said: “Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh.” (Matthew 18:7.) The causes of this rampant evil are inherent in humanity itself.

“The totalitarian order must go because it is contrary to the spiritual vision. The world order, as visioned by Hitler, is based upon the subjection of the weak to the rule of a super-Germany; it is one in which the life of the little nations will be allowed to go on just in so far as they serve the need of Germany. The lesser Axis powers are permitted existence only because they benefit German aims-Italy, to give Germany scope in the Mediterranean; Japan, to handle the Asiatic problem which is too large for Germany to handle alone. It is an order whose intention is that the best of all industrial and agricultural products shall go to Germany and the unwanted residue to the little nations. It is an order in which the educational processes will be controlled by the dominant super-race. All departments of knowledge will be subordinated to the glorification of Germany. Germany will be portrayed as the seed of all world glory, and as the ruthless saviour of mankind; the beauties of war, of struggle and of physical strength will be emphasised, and these so-called admirable objectives of the human spirit will be developed to produce a race of men in whom the “effeminate” beauties of loving kindness and wise consideration for others will find no place.

“The totalitarian order must go because it is contrary to the spiritual vision. The world order, as visioned by Hitler, is based upon the subjection of the weak to the rule of a super-Germany; it is one in which the life of the little nations will be allowed to go on just in so far as they serve the need of Germany. The lesser Axis powers are permitted existence only because they benefit German aims-Italy, to give Germany scope in the Mediterranean; Japan, to handle the Asiatic problem which is too large for Germany to handle alone. It is an order whose intention is that the best of all industrial and agricultural products shall go to Germany and the unwanted residue to the little nations. It is an order in which the educational processes will be controlled by the dominant super-race. All departments of knowledge will be subordinated to the glorification of Germany. Germany will be portrayed as the seed of all world glory, and as the ruthless saviour of mankind; the beauties of war, of struggle and of physical strength will be emphasised, and these so-called admirable objectives of the human spirit will be developed to produce a race of men in whom the “effeminate” beauties of loving kindness and wise consideration for others will find no place.” From Externalization of the Hierarchy April 1940

JJ: Thus we see that if we use the definition of antichrist as used by the common man that Hitler does indeed hit the mark and was “judged” as “evil” here by the Brotherhood.

It is interesting to note that Jesus used the first ray energy of the destroyer as well as love and the Jews sensed this when they feared that he would destroy their religious structure. Such fear was not without basis for his new teaching did indeed destroy many old forms and this was a good thing.

Because the Allies won World War II the destruction of forms had a good effect. Especially good was the destruction of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. These outdated forms are now replaced by a more democratic form of government.

On the other hand, if Hitler had won the war the form that would have been destroyed would have been the emerging free governments of the world and this would have definitely been antichrist (contrary to the will of the Master) as the world understands the term.

Another reader expressed concern that my identifying Hitler as an antichrist would cause us to enter a false sense of security that the antichrist of Christian expectation will not show up.

I have never said that another antichrist will not come. I have said that if the freedom loving people of the world do their part, an antichrist like Hitler will not succeed in dominating the world as we approach the new age. On the other hand, if enough people desire this potential antichrist and fear and dread is spread abroad, then it is entirely possible that we will manifest that which we conjure up as is warned by Malachi the prophet:

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord: And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” Mal 4:5-6

I know the Mormons use this as a genealogy scripture, but the meaning is much more far-reaching than that. To really understand the meaning one must examine the key word here which is the mistranslated “curse.” The word comes from the Hebrew CHEREM which literally means “utter destruction” or “extermination.” It is translated as “utter destruction” in I Sam 15:20.

It is derived from and very similar in meaning to CHARAM.

Here are some verses where this word is used:

“Come against her from the utmost border, open her storehouses: cast her up as heaps, and destroy her utterly (CHARAM): let nothing of her be left.” Jer 50:26

“He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed” (CHARAM). Exodus 22:20

“And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy (CHARAM) their cities. And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed (CHARAM)them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.” Numbers 21:2-3

We are thus told that the entire earth is in danger of having all life “utterly destroyed” unless we “turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers.”

The first question is, what is meant by the children turning their hearts to their fathers?

Answer: This means that we should study the history of our fathers or those who came before us, not only from the scriptures but from all possible accurate historical records.

Why?

Because history repeats itself if we do not learn the lessons of our fathers. This is one reason why the study of the rise of Nazi Germany and Hitler are so important. If we understand what happened in the past we can prevent another antichrist from coming to the surface. A Hitler in this age would be much more dangerous than one previously because we now have the power to destroy human existence as we know it.

Thus one key to preventing the “utter destruction” of the earth is to learn from the mistakes of our fathers.

From a scriptural viewpoint we must also learn of the promises of God to the fathers, and the most prominent of them all is the promise of the gathering of Israel or the gathering of those who have the Holy Spirit within them.

The second key to preventing the destruction of the world as we know it is to turn the “heart of the fathers to the children.”

What does this mean?

We are the children of the fathers past, but we are the fathers (and of course mothers) of all future generations. Unless we as a human race cease having our hearts merely centered on our little selves and enlarge our capacity to reach out to our children of future generations and seek to make the world a better place for them, these future children may not even be born because of the destruction we could bring upon ourselves.

Too many Bible believers have withdrawn their responsibility to make the world better for our children. Instead, they sit around waiting for God to destroy the world and wind up being of no use to God or man in the process.

This type of cop-out is exactly what Malachi warned us of. Instead of sitting back and waiting for God to do it our hearts much reach across time and sense our personal responsibility to rising generations.

If we sense this what will we do?

(1) Seek to bring peace on earth through the free will of man

(2) Seek the mutual elimination of weapons of mass destruction.

(3) Seek to cease polluting the earth and being an enemy to nature.

(4) Seek to love our neighbor as ourselves.

(5) Seek to love children yet unborn as ourselves.

Notice that Malachi does not seal our doom. Instead be gives us the solution, the way of escape from a great peril and that put simply is this:

“Learn the lessons of history and leave the world a better place than we found it.”

We are on the cusp of a new era and have learned some things and do have enough people on the earth with enough light to make a difference. If good people do nothing but wait for doom, we are indeed doomed; but if good men and women follow the highest they know and seek guidance of the Holy Spirit, then salvation will be ours and this salvation is what I teach without apology.

Feb 13, 2000

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McCall Gathering, 2007, Part 26

This entry is part 26 of 54 in the series McCall Gathering 2007

Honesty

JJ: What is light and what does light do?

Audience: Reveals

JJ: Reveals, okay, light reveals truth and what is. Light reveals things as they really are and dark conceals. If you look at politicians, a politician that is influenced by the light will tell things as they really are, “Look I am really going to increase your taxes.” When is the last time we heard that? Never?

The politician who sides with the dark will say, no I am not going to increase your taxes and then within a month after getting elected, he supports increasing our taxes. What the politician did was conceal what he was really going to do from us and perhaps even from himself. He may have believed his own words.

“To thine own self be true and as the light falls the day thou can not be false to any man.” This is one of the greatest statements ever made. We have to be true to our self and I think many of these politicians actually believe what they are saying and then when they get in office and after about a month they join the good ole boys club and they are told that if they want to get along then you have to play ball and vote as they are told to vote and vote with the group. Forget about this individual stuff it does not work in Washington.

So the majority of the politicians are unable to reveal in the light and tell you what they will do. If you find somebody that does we will keep him or her, unless they have a screw that is too loose on what makes sense. Keep them for their honesty if at all possible.

So the light reveals what is and the Brotherhood of Light stresses the principle of honesty. This is one of the principles of liberation – to be honest. Now I have known people who believe this to the wrong extreme. I have known this person that if she sees someone that is fat she will say you are fat, I said why did you word it that way? Well she would say I was just being honest. I replied, you are honest but you are also cruel. You have to blend the virtues together not isolate them and take them to the extreme. So how could she have been totally honest about the gal being fat? For one she just could not have said anything. You know if your wife comes to and says honey, are my thighs too heavy? You are going to sleep on the couch no matter what you say!

Audience: Laughter!

JJ: The thing is to be honest and you could say, honey, you look better to me than the day we were married. You can say it and if you really believe that then you are honest and you are not saying anything negative. You probably are still going to sleep on the couch though because then she will say, you are avoiding the question – why are you avoiding the question? Answer me.

Women are so very mysterious to us guys. They are one of the last mysteries for us guys to unfold, the mind of the female.

So anyway the key is, “as honest as possible because you are in the light” you will notice that when you read the New Testament in the words of Jesus, He was starkly honest and he was usually polite and kind except when someone richly deserved to be told off. Then He was not beyond letting them have it. You remember in the temple where He made the whip and chased everybody out and turned over the tables because they were turning the house of God into a house of merchandise, which infuriated Him.

Audience: So could you think about it in terms of that you want to be honest and you are also practice harmlessness?

JJ: That is a good point because with the wrong wording of your honesty you can actually create harm for somebody. I remember Curtis wrote this paper and he was really enthused about it, I had done a lot of writing and I took a look at it and I pointed out some positive things and I was honest and it made him feel pretty good about and then Wayne comes in and Curtis says what you think Wayne? Wayne takes a look and says, man, this needs a lot of correction, give me your red pen.

He said his English is awful and he spent about a half hour on one paragraph until the paper was dripping with red ink. Curtis says, give me that back I do not want anymore feedback from you! And you could tell poor Curtis’ jaw just dropped as Wayne was making these corrections. When I commented I was nice as I could be and fed his ego a little bit but old Wayne, he just was not thinking of Curtis’s ego at all.  You could just feel ole Curtis sink as Wayne was going through this paper with that red pen. It was kind of funny from my angle but Curtis did not think it was funny! Wayne was having a good time destroying Curtis’s ego.

This illustrates that you have to be careful, Wayne and I were both honest but Wayne was just not thinking of Curtis’s feelings at all. Wayne is a really nice guy, don’t get me wrong, but when it comes to correcting English, I am real hesitant to give him anything to look at. Now I just say, Wayne read this quickly and tell me what you think, don’t worry about correcting it. If he starts to correct it then he never gets through more than about three pages because he finds so many things to correct.

Wayne and I were both honest to Curtis but we chose different words to portray that honesty. I realized that was his first major attempt to write anything and being a writer myself I understand how important it is to have support and constructive criticism. I remember when I first started writing I was very fragile and positive feedback was much more important then than it is now. Now if I write something and someone has a negative opinion towards it then I just take it with a grain of salt.

So I figured Curtis would be more fragile at this early stage of his endeavor also and Wayne proved me right. So one of the keys to white magic is total honesty, honesty with graciousness, kindness and sometimes you may want to leave something out and leaving something out is not being dishonest. Leaving something out can support deception but if dome with judgment one can be totally honest with what is revealed.

Even in the Book of Proverbs it says, “It is the glory of God to conceal things.” In other words God, the Masters and the Higher Lives conceal a lot of things from us because as DK tells us, He says many times that I could tell you certain things but it could prove dangerous so I am not going to tell you right now. He says it will be revealed to those who are ready. Why does he not tell us? There are certain mantras the he says and words of power that He could give us but if they were used incorrectly they could cause insanity or death so I am not going to tell you how certain things work here because if a person is not ready then they could be misused.

So concealing a thing is not dishonest, especially if you admit you are concealing something. Now if a person is asked if he is concealing something and he says no, then that is dishonest. So to conceal a thing is not dishonest and is even supported by the Bible itself, but to state something that is just black and white not true is being dishonest. If I have a dollar in my hand and I tell you it is five dollars then that is an absolute black and white untruth. That is definitely something that we must avoid.

Something else that is not dishonest is telling a joke and I have told quite a number of jokes in my life and the basis of the jokes is always something that is not true but often times the principle of the joke is true. They say that only the truth is funny so jokes often illustrate some point of truth but a joke always has things that are untrue to really stretch the reality to make it funny and of course most people would not consider a joke to be dishonest because once a person gets the joke and then they realize what it is and it was just a joke.

What is funny though is when you tell a joke and people do not get it and they think you are being serious. I went into Kinko’s one time and I took out brand new twenty dollar bill  I had just got it from the bank and it was really fresh looking and crisp. It looked like it had just been printed, I had a couple dollars worth of copies and I handed it to the gal and said, it looks pretty good doesn’t it, I printed it up on one of your machines!

Audience: Laughter

JJ: She looks at it wondering if I had really done this and I saw she was worried I was a lawbreaker and said, I was just joking. She was just so nervous and she kept looking at it and she really believed I printed it up and she just did not get the joke.

Audience: On the same lines we often take cash when we are doing one of the shows, so will take five dollars at a time in cash for people who admission charge of five dollars, so at the bank she asked me how I got all this money and I said drugs, and as it turns out you have to report that. Good thing it all turned out well because I am sitting here.

Audience: Laughter

JJ: That is interesting. So light and dark the names of the two brotherhoods and reveals a lot about how they are different. The dark brothers conceal or deceive about everything and they portray themselves differently than they are. If one is a politician, for instance, he will present himself as the benevolent caretaker of humanity type thing that is going to do all kinds of good things for everybody. There may be blatant lies and deceptions and he or she may know they are deceptions but he says them anyway because the truth does not matter to them.

Now very few politicians are actually members of the dark brothers but the dark brothers do use certain people, especially if they have positions of power – they are much more likely to be used by the brotherhood than somebody like the average John Doe who has no position of power.

For instance, those who come to me and say, yea my ex-wife was in with the dark brotherhood. Well did your ex-wife have any power or influence? No she was a housewife. Well then what use would the dark brothers have for her unless she was committed to the dark path, and if she was committed to the dark path she would be doing more than just being a housewife.

So that is one thing to look for, the agents of the dark brotherhood will be people with influence and power. No one is put to use more in this particular age than the politicians. They also make use of heads of religions, heads of state, education groups, finance and banking. These people that are in positions of power are in a big struggle between the two brotherhoods. Very few of them are actually members of the dark brotherhood for to be a member of the dark brotherhood, you have to actually make a certain degree of progress, you have to reach the point to where you are approaching the third initiation. You have to reach the point to where you have mastery over the physical and emotional to a fairly high degree before you can see the choice.

Now you can be used before this point, but you have to reach a fairly high degree before you can actually make the choice because you cannot join either one of the two brotherhoods consciously until you have the two paths open up before you and see clearly what the two paths are and you make a conscious definite choice. So unless the person you know has made the definite choice, he or she is not a dark brother. However, as DK also says all of humanity are under control of the antichrist forces and almost all of humanity are used to a degree by the dark brothers because they have people in positions of power and they influence and the average person to a high degree. The average person is much more influenced by emotion and selfishness than they are with group consciousness and altruism and group service. Not too many people are into the higher virtues and average humanity, almost everybody, is influenced by individual selfishness.

If a politician gets up and the first thing he or she says is, “Here is what I am going to do for you.” And whatever that may be whether it is lots of benefits and entitlements, or rebates or tax cuts or to pay you for education and you get a piece of the government nest egg and so on. You can be sure that you must be very wary of that kind of talk about what they are going to do for you. Now the worker in the light, of course, serves us but He is not going to serve just by having the government give stuff to us. He is going to help to increase our state of freedom. The worker on the side of light increases freedom and the worker on the dark side will say that they are going to give stuff to you and they are going to put benefits on every plate of some kind, but the price will be a decrease in freedom.

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What is the Beast?

This entry is part 28 of 57 in the series Mysteries

Question Twenty-Nine

What Is the Beast?

For thousands of years believers have been asking this question and coming up wit all kinds of answers.  Many books have been written on this subject alone.  I have also written quite a bit on it myself, but since I want to keep these chapters short I’ll just cover the subject briefly and refer readers who want to know more to my other writings.

So, what are the common ideas on what the Beast is?  Here are a few.

(1) A dictator worse than Hitler that shall arise and control the world.

(2) An evil one-world government headed up by the European Union, or some other country.

(3) The Internet.

(4) Some evil business group

(5) The Muslims, Mormons, Catholics, Jews or even a new age religion.

(6) International bankers

There is one giant clue given in the Bible that eliminates all of these guesses.  Most are aware that the Beast is an antichrist, often called the antichrist.

“And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.” I John 4:3

“…even now are there many antichrists.” I John 2:18

So the antichrist, or the Beast was already in the world 2000 years ago. Could it have been here even longer?  Perhaps so, for here is what we are told of the system ruled by the Beast:

“And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of ALL that were slain upon the earth.” Rev 18:24

So all the prophets and saints who lived even thousands of years before Jesus were slain by the beast.  What in the world could this beast be that has always been here fighting against the saints and taking away lives and freedom?

Paul gives us a clue in a famous scripture usually linked to the antichrist:

We are told he “opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.” II Thess 2:4

Most Christians suppose the temple here will be a building but there is another interpretation given by Paul:

“Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” I Cor 3:16-17

So then the temple of God can be the physical body. Keeping this in mind the antichrist or beast could be just a human in a physical body representing himself as speaking for God.  In other words, this guy’s words are to be seen as God’s words.

That said, I will now summarize what the beast is and you will see that he has indeed been here on earth for thousands of years. This will make even more sense after we cover the mark of the beast and the mysterious number 666.

The beast represents a man or woman, any human being, who replaces the voice and authority of God with his own.  In other words, it is a false outer god that replaces that inner voice which is within.  After all, Jesus said,  “the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:21

If the Kingdom of God is within us then so is God, or the Spirit of God. We are supposed to look within for verification of knowledge, but when a person comes along and demands we follow his words blindly without understanding then he has replaced the true God, setting himself up as a false god.

The beast represents unearned authority throughout the world and there are thousands of people who are agents of this false authority. Many of them work through various religions and cults but the beast is not limited to spiritual matters.  Unearned and unjust outer authority that tells us what to think is found in all departments of life.  We find them in politics, education, science, medicine, the arts, many businesses and organizations.  When a member challenges this beastly authority he is attacked and ostracized from the system.

These powerful unjust authorities that take the place of the inner voice were here in the days of Jesus and from the beginning of civilized society. Just about all of us have the mark of the beast now, as we shall see.

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Keys Posts 2012, Part 8

This entry is part 21 of 40 in the series 2012A

April 15, 2012

George Hansen

Keith: There was one other recent politician who spoke out against the Federal Reserve and the dire fiscal and monetary America was getting itself into.  This politician even showed that America officially went  bankrupt a number of times.  This politician was attacked, slandered and then finally put behind bars.  Can you guess his name?

JJ You may be thinking of George Hanson, but he mainly got for going after the IRS. You can read about him here:

 

April 16, 2012

Sending Love

Dean touched on a point worthy of comment. He talked about the importance of love, which is of course something we all accept but then he touched on the importance of projecting love through our communications so the other party will feel or at least sense it.

As a group this is something that we should be placing more attention on. Now I’m not singling out any individual here but speaking to the group as a whole.

From time to time we have disagreements and that is fine. Anyone posting should feel free to disagree with me or any other member without being seen as the bad guy.

Then from time to time those disagreements evolve into attacks, irritation, hurt feelings and sometimes outright anger. That is not so fine.

We can take some consolation in the fact that most every group that discusses anything controversial has this happen but I would like to think that we can be better than most groups.

The key to doing this is to communicate in the spirit of kindness and love even when we disagree or think the other person is out of line. I have attempted to set the example for the group in this area. People have strongly challenged me, disagreed with me and attacked me through the years and I have never responded with name-calling or anger but have always attempted to communicate in such a way that the person would feel that I have his best interests at heart and the hand of friendship is always extended.

Now I am sure there have been times in the midst of heated arguments that the person on the other end wasn’t feeling waves of love coming from me. This may be true, but that doesn’t mean the door is not open. I always attempt to communicate with the love of the soul in mind so if the contentious one opens the door a channel for the love of Christ, it will be available.

Dean is a good example of this. Some time ago he became very disillusioned with me and started arguing against every point I brought up. He went beyond this to attacking me on every level even participating in an anti Keys website.

Through all this I tried to leave the door open though I must admit that he challenged my patience at times. Dean seemed to disappear for a time and then came back on board. I noticed a change in him and treated his with as much friendship as I would anyone. When I saw his new tone was sincere I took him off moderation and he has been a solid member ever since. He still disagrees with me at times but he is much more respectful.

If you pay attention you can feel the vibration of the person with whom you are communicating. Dean’s vibration now is a lot more loving than it was when he was challenging my every word. He’s not perfect, as he admits, but he is making progress and that is the important thing.

Now one of the problems with us humans is that we tend to believe that we are sending the other guy all the love he deserves or that is possible and if he doesn’t feel love or acceptance from us then that is his problem. That may be somewhat true at times but usually part of the problem lies with the sender.

Here are points to consider if one wishes to make the other feel that he is coming from an aspect of love and has the best interests of the other at heart.

(1) Soul contact is more than an individual thing. It is true that an individual can obtain a degree of soul contact but the greatest endowments come from group effort. If one writes off his brother he may be writing off greater union with his own soul and group soul.

(2) It is a human tendency to believe one is being as loving and friendly as possible or that the other person deserves. Forget about what the other person deserves or how good of job you are doing – instead listen through the soul to the other guy. Does he feel a loving and friendly vibration coming from you? If not why? Maybe you think you are sending all the love necessary or possible and you are really far from the mark. Do not write off what the other person is feeling – learn from it.

(3) Have patience and tolerance for the other guy’s faults and mistakes. People hate to be corrected and often see correction or criticism as an unloving thing to do. Only correct others when you think they will appreciate it or you are nudged by the soul to do so.

(4) Do not insult the other person or use any type of name-calling.

(5) Be slow to take offense, for often no offense is intended.

(6) Say positive things about the other guy whenever possible. This will help keep the door of loving communication available.

May we set out sights on the good of the group as a whole and do our part in making it a place where love can be found.

 

April 17, 2012

Re: Sending Love

lwk writes: What I was trying to point out is that this sort of Internet communication is a relatively new-fangled thing for humanity and we haven’t learned yet how to accurately inject the equivalent of the non-verbal cues that soften face to face communication – those non-verbal cues that allow the hearer to more accurately determine if you are using sarcasm, or are entirely sincere. Therefore the probability of accurately getting the real intent of a communication with only black and white letters is probably pretty low.

JJ I had several misconceptions of the internet when I first came on board. One thing I thought that would be really great about it, and an advantage over in-person communication, is that one can avoid impulsive and hurtful speech because when you write you have more time to think than when you speak. If you write something that is hurtful you have time to erase it before you send. On the other hand, many relationship problems occur because of impulsive speech that one may wish he hadn’t said and you cannot take back.

I therefore assumed that discussions on the internet would wind up being friendly and reasonable most of the time. Boy, was I wrong, especially concerning forums where people can post anonymously. There they insult each other to the degree that a major fistfight would occur if done in person. Even in a forum such as ours, composed some of the best people on the planet who are seeking spiritual love and truth, the words exchanged are sometimes hurtful and not too well thought out.

Larry makes a good point that internet discussions do have disadvantages for in-person you can see a person’s facial expressions, his eyes, hear his inflections, tone of voice, feel the emotion in the voice etc. When we talk in person we have a better chance to tune in to all that the person is trying to say.

Even so there is a lot of miscommunication both in person and on the internet. Unless two people are communicating through the soul there will be some misunderstanding and one must insure that he speak as accurately and with as much good will as possible.

Overall, I was very surprised to see how easily people were offended in internet discussions. Sometimes they are very offended at fairly harmless speech and read into statements meaning that was never there.

The bottom line is neither speech nor the written word is a panacea for perfect communication but we must always be vigilant to see that our words reflect our thoughts as accurately as possible with as much harmlessness as possible.

 

April 22, 2012

Left vs Right

Kris: I am liberal and I also see, using JJ’s reasoning, that I have many conservative points of view. That being said, I can’t get into the dialogue about left versus right as to me it violates the Teachings that we must never be “anti” anything, but focus instead on our vision of the positive reality we wish to see manifest.

JJ Talking about what is, is not being anti anything. It is being FOR the truth. I am pro truth wherever that truth may lie.

Kris: I wonder if all of the endless focus on the political (how many posts were devoted to Ron Paul alone in the past 2 weeks alone?) might be a distraction from the personal and group preparation in these transformative times?

JJ I think that when Christ does manifest that he will be very involved in politics so it is good preparation to be aware of all that is going on in the political field. After all, DK indicated that Christ may come as a politician. He said the Master Jesus will come as a leader of the Jews. Imagine how much conflict that will generate.

Kris Okay JJ, as I’m reminded that this is your group. Does that mean that group members are to follow your cue in attitude, political leanings, matters of tone, respect and civility when speaking within the group?

JJ This is a very non authoritarian group. No one has to follow me in any way. You should know that by now.

Kris Is there a different standard of civility and even aggressive expression when the subject of the remarks is not a person within the group, but a public figure or a movement without and why is that even necessary to a discussion between enlightened people?

JJ Those who are not moderated are free to be civil or uncivil. If they get too far off base I place them on moderation. I have always encouraged members to be civil to all. I do not think you can find an example where I have violated this injunction.

Kris Do you ever worry that your postings might be influencing others to take polarized stands?

JJ Not in the slightest. Why should I worry about that? Hopefully I have helped some become polarized toward Spirit and truth.

Kris Do you see how some might feel that they are subject to a litmus test here if they dare to speak up, by people who think that they are enforcing matters in your interest? (it just happened to me; other complain they’ve had enough as well)

JJ If they see any litmus test coming from me then they are probably in illusion. My only litmus test is that members be civil in discussions and not go too far off topic.

Kris Are conflicting opinions welcome or merely tolerated in our group? Should Keyesters be, even unintentionally, locking their door?

JJ Where do you get the idea anyone is locking the door? Any opinion is welcome as long as the person is civil.

Kris In your opinion, are members who have different opinions being disloyal to your leadership as Judes’ note suggests?

JJ I do not recall her suggesting this but if she did then this was incorrect. I expect all members to be loyal to their souls first and take what registers with their soul from me and others. I require no more than this.

Kris Why in this group is a test of political fealty eclipsing a standard of spiritual loyalty to service of God’s Plan for humanity? How has the former become more important here?

JJ There is no test of political fealty. Where do you get such an idea? It can’t be important if it does not exist.

Kris When you members make statements that reflect a Cult of Personality might be going on for some, should you correct it directly?

JJ I regularly discourage such things. Who do you think I should be correcting?

Kris The broad brush has got to be put down wherever it appears. The trouble with using it is that it always manages to paint outside the line. I know its painted all over me and several others here as well. It’s use to a mistake if we are attempting to get to solutions which will best represent all of us. This will require both sides moving toward the middle and that starts with respect and civility.

(Quoting DK) I ask you also to sever your connection with all groups which are seeking to destroy and to attack, no matter how sincere their motive. Range yourself on the side of the workers for constructive ends, who are fighting no other groups or organisations and who have eliminated the word “anti” out of their vocabulary. Stand on the side of those who are silently and steadily building for the new order – an order which is founded on love, which builds under the impulse of brotherhood, and which possesses a realisation of a brotherhood which is based on the knowledge that we are each and all, no matter what our race, the children of the One Father, and who have come to the realisation that the old ways of working must go and the newer methods must be given a chance. Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, p. 188

We must ask ourselves in every group to which we belong, How does my group comply with DK’s admonishment and what role do I play in serving this end?

JJ I wholeheartedly agree with DK here. You don’t want to head up any group activity that is anti something as its purpose of existence. In your quote he says:

“Stand on the side of those who are silently and steadily building for the new order – an order which is founded on love, which builds under the impulse of brotherhood.”

My teachings are about “steadily building for the new order” just as he says. Here are some of them:

(1) The Molecular Relationship. I have written an entire book on this which explains the next great step in human evolution and how we can be a part of it.

(2) The Molecular Business. This is a teaching that will make businesses more efficient, bring much more participation from the rank and file along with greater equality trough free will and not force.

(3) Project Peace and Goodwill. A plan to disarm the nations of nuclear weapons.

(4) The Gathering of Lights. Setting a positive goal to eventually build self sufficient cities of enterprising souls of good will.

(5) The Majority Speaks. A concrete plan to bring the will of the people into power rather than the will of the few as we have now.

(6) Thousands of articles that are not anti anything but present new and unique teachings that will be helpful in the new age.

Even though DK advised here to not have the idea of being against something as a prime reason for group formation he was against neutrality.

Even though the purpose of DK’s group was not to be Anti Hitler or anti totalitarianism he was definitely not neutral and definitely anti Hitler and all he stood for. He harshly criticized the United States for being neutral too long and not attacking Nazism earlier and was greatly relieved when we finally entered the war. He criticized the nations that remained neutral and were not anti anything and stated that they had accumulated negative karma they would have to pay off in the future.

He also harshly criticized the pacifists who were not against anything but conflict and noted how their freedom was paid for by those who were willing to take a stand on the side of liberty. He supported the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which was far from a neutral action.

“The Hierarchy is NOT neutral.” DK The Destiny of Nations, Page 65

And I am not neutral. Just as DK did with his work I am doing with mine which is this. Give out positive teachings and building materials that will be useful in creating the new age. Like DK, when I find illusions I will give out teachings to dispel them and that causes me to not be neutral as the Hierarchy is not neutral but to take a stand on the side of truth, freedom and justice.

Today we are in the midst of World War III except it is being played out on the astral plane rather than the physical. Just as DK insisted disciples take a stand during World War II, even so must disciples take a stand in the emotional war going on now which if lost could spell a loss of freedom just as the loss of World War II would have.

My involvement on the political side of things is not leaving spiritual things behind, but embracing the key to all spiritual progress which is the defense of freedom. I will defend the freedom of the human spirit wherever there is opportunity, and the dispelling of political illusion is a large part of this.

April 26, 2012 Re: Swiss woman dies after attempting to live on sunlight http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/swiss-women-dies-giving-water-food-\ thought-live-sunlight-article-1.1067359

It’s weird that the article says she staved to death when she was not drinking or eating. If she really was not drinking she would have died of dehydration first.

April 26, 2012

 

Re: Obama as Possible Antichrist

I forgot I posted this. It’s kind of scary to read now.

Posted September 2008 Here is an excerpt from Ruth Montgomery’s book “The World to Come” published in 1999. Quite interesting.

“The Antichrist will be a false Messiah, hailed by people as their savior in a time of great chaos, but all the while working to generate great evil in the world. In one of my earlier books two decades ago, they reported that he was still in school and unaware of his own true identity. In 1993 they wrote that, having graduated from college sometime before, ‘he now holds a minor government office and is aspiring to become president. He is full of mischief but not yet fully aware of the role that he was prepared to play when he came back to this Earth life. He has his eye on the elections of 2000, when he will be barely old enough to run for the White House.’

“From time to time the Guides kept me posted on his ‘progress,’ if we can call it that. In May of 1994 they reported that ‘the Antichrist is now in a governmental position, and his name will shortly become familiar to those in the know. He is ambitious above all else, and wants power, but is only just now beginning to feel that his purpose is to be ready to seize that power when the opportunity arises.’ They volunteered that they see no major warfare ahead, ‘because although war clouds are gathering, the shift of the Earth will prevent its occurrence as people scramble to preserve their own lives rather than seek national expansionism.’

“Two months later they contributed another ‘progress report.’ Reminding me that the Antichrist is now in a ‘somewhat minor position in government,’ they added:  ‘But he will begin to rise as he realizes his full potential for evil. Let us emphasize that he is not Satan, but a longtime disciple of that rebellious one, and has had many previous Earth lives. He is fairly young still, but on the borderline of becoming eligible for the presidency at the turn of the century. That will be his ambition, and after the Walk-in president is installed in office, the Antichrist will try to move forward, making waves and attracting attention.’

“‘As the Shift approaches he will begin to propose logical sounding propositions to solve the problems and will attract followers, as he is a compelling speaker with what will seem to be a pleasing personality. He cares nothing for truth, so he will promise everything to everyone and say that he is the one person who can lead them out of the miseries of this decade. He will not be elected in 2000, but he will move into the turmoil immediately following the Shift, calling on all to follow him, and many will do so for a time, until he is unmasked for the evil incarnate that he is.’

“At a later date the Guides added: ‘The Antichrist will make his real grab for power after the Shift, when people are beset by problems and frantic for solutions, and he will soon attempt to become a dictator with powers to regulate all human activities. This will awaken thinking people to the perils of following such a person. His true colors will be seen, and he will eventually meet physical death through violent means. We do not wish to say more about him at this time.'”

(End of quoted material.)

 

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Reincarnation and the Bible, Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Reincarnation & the Bible

WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH

Paul tells us plainly that all will not attain the resurrection of life. He said “the wages of sin is death”. When we sin we need correction so we are sent to the resurrection of KRISIS where we are again in mortal bodies subjected to death. Paul further said: “Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God (sin), him shall God DESTROY; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.” I Cor 3:16-17.

Those who continue to sin and suffer the resurrection of KRISIS are reborn and live a mortal existence where their temple of God (their body) dies or is destroyed. Interestingly “destroy” comes from the Greek PHTHIO which means “to waste, spoil, or decay”. That certainly describes the mortality we experience in the resurrection of KRISIS.

It is only fitting that Paul said that “the last enemy to be destroyed is death.” I Cor 15:26. This is because we are born again and again into the resurrection of KRISIS until we have corrected all of our mistakes. The very last correction we make is when we overcome death and “put on immortality”.

Jesus admonished us to follow in his footsteps: “To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, EVEN AS I ALSO OVERCAME, and am sat down with the Father in his throne.” Rev. 3:21 If we are to overcome as did Jesus then we must obey the injunction: “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” Matt 5:48 I do not know of even one person who has attained perfection and overcome all things as did Jesus. Consequently, the only way the scriptures can be fulfilled is for one to be physically born again until he can live a life without sin just as Jesus did. Those in the kingdom of man must literally be “born again” to enter the kingdom of God.

When that happens the promise will be fulfilled where Jesus said: “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and HE SHALL GO NO MORE OUT.” Rev. 3:12 We will have to “go no more out” of one physical body into another- one when we have overcome all things.

Until that time Jesus tells us that “I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, (of physical bodies), and find pasture.” John 10:9.

After we go in and out and find pasture the time will come when: “he that overcometh and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I GIVE POWER OVER THE NATIONS: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: EVEN AS I RECEIVED OF MY FATHER.” Rev. 2:26-27

These scriptures we have quoted make it very clear that there are two resurrections. We enter the resurrection of KRISIS each time we fall short of the glory of Christ. When this happens God causes our bodies to be destroyed. He asks us to “overcome” “even as I overcame”. Obviously we cannot overcome AS he did unless we will eventually live a perfect life as he did on the Earth.

Jesus said that we will do “greater works” than he did. John 14:12. To this day I know of no one who has done greater works than Jesus, but when the time comes that some of us are living our last life to “attain” the resurrection of life, then will the world see these greater works. At that time we will come to the “knowledge of the Son of God, UNTO A PERFECT MAN, unto the-measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” Eph 4:13. When one becomes “a perfect man” he then receives “power over the nations” as promised.

Reincarnation is merely the result of the law of cause and effect as pointed out by Paul: ‘if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that SHALL HE ALSO REAP. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh REAP CORRUPTION (the resurrection of KRISIS or rebirth in mortality); but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap LIFE EVERLASTING” (or the resurrection of life).. Gal 6:3-6.

Again we have here a vivid description of the two resurrections. The word “corruption” here comes from the Greek PHTHORA which is derived from PHTHEIRO the word that is used when Paul said that God shall “destroy” the defiled temples. PHTHORA indicates a state of “decay”. Thus Paul is simply telling us over and over again that if our mind is centered on carnal things we will return not to some state of immortality, but will “reap corruption” or decay.

Paul even goes so far as to warn us to not be deceived for God is not mocked on this matter. He further says that “flesh and blood CANNOT inherit the kingdom of God; neither doeth corruption (obviously referred to here as flesh and blood) inherit incorruption.” I Cor 15:50.

Here the “corruption” that we reap is, identified as “flesh and blood”. This is only logical since all flesh and blood is proceeding toward death and decay. After all Paul said that the corruption would be reaped “of the flesh”.

Since flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God that simply means that if we fall short of it we will be “born again” in this state of “corruption” or flesh and blood. Flesh and blood is the resurrection of KRISIS and we must come back again and a gain and inherit this corruption until we have “corrected” all of our mistakes and attain the resurrection of life or “the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” Eph 4:13

Jesus was subtly referring to the resurrection of KRISIS when he said: “Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.” Matt 5:26

No orthodox Christian has ever answered this question: If we reap according to how we have sowed and if we “of the flesh reap corruption” and we die before we have reaped all that is due us, then how can we reap “of the flesh” with no flesh? How can we reap corruption if there is no corruption?

The only answer is reincarnation. We must return to mortality if we are to reap corruption in the flesh. Is there another way to fulfill the scripture without mocking God? Verily no.

The principle of reaping as we sow is repeated many times in the Bible. Jesus said: “ALL they that take the sword shall PERISH with the sword.” Matt 26:52. Now it is obvious that many people in history have slain with the sword, yet died a peaceful death. Why then did Jesus use the word “all”? Why did he say these words to Peter in an effort to get him to put away his sword and cease his attack on the angry mob? Obviously, if Peter went forth and killed with the sword then he would have to reap what he sowed and come back (even if it was a future life) and reap destruction by a sword or some similar destructive weapon.

This is confirmed in the thirteenth chapter of Revelations where we are told about the Anti-Christ who will slay all those who will not worship his image and will have power over the Saints. Here the saints are told why they must suffer: “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword MUST be killed with the sword. HERE IS THE PATIENCE AND THE FAITH OF THE SAINTS.” Rev 13:10

In other words, the reason the patience and the faith of the saints is tested so is because of mistakes they made in past lives. In previous lives they killed with the sword as Peter wanted to do. They also lead others into captivity even as did Paul before his conversion. Thus when the saints are persecuted they are often reaping what they have sowed in previous lives. This answers the eternal question as to why some of the best people must suffer so. They are paying off debts from a past era when they were not so good. When one becomes a disciple of Christ he must pay the “utter most farthing”, for Jesus said: “Everyone shall be salted with fire.” Mark 9:49

This principle was further emphasized by the Lord’s own mouth to Noah: “And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man’s brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man’s blood, BY MAN SHALL HIS BLOOD BE SHED: for in the image of God made he man.” Gen 9:5-6

Of course, there have been many who have shed blood who have not reaped what they have sowed. But remember “God will not be mocked” and let the person escape the punishment he has decreed. He will be reborn and “of the flesh” reap his just reward with interest.

The principle of rebirth also helps us to understand the dialog that God had with Cain: [God said to Cain:] “A fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth… [And Cain said:] I shall be a fugitive and vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, that everyone that findeth me shall slay me.” Gen 4:12-14

Notice here that Cain expects to be slain more than once. Also study the Lord’s response: “And the Lord said unto him, therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him SEVENFOLD. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.” Gen 4:15

There are several things that do not make sense here without re incarnation. First, Cain was told he would be a fugitive and vagabond in the earth, but instead the scripture tells us that he settled in the land of Nod and built a city named Enoch. (See Gen 4:16-17) It sounds as if Cain was fairly settled in that life. One would have to stretch the imagination to call him a fugitive and vagabond in the earth so how could the decree of God be fulfilled? Reincarnation is a possible answer. It’s quite probable that Cain has been reborn a number of times and has been a vagabond in the earth more than once.

Cain also made the interesting statement: “Everyone, that findeth me shall slay me.” indicating he expected to be slain more than once. But the scriptures give no indication that Cain died other than a natural death in that life.

Finally we are told that whoever kills Cain will have vengeance taken on him “sevenfold”. The question arises: How do you take seven fold vengeance on murder? If a killer is put to death then the vengeance is merely onefold; yet, short of torture, that is the worst punishment that can be inflicted. Taking this into consideration how else can the Lord take vengeance “sevenfold” on murder unless the man gives his life seven times?

In other words, if a man kills Cain, or possibly one of his descendants, thinking he deserves it then he would have to forfeit his life in seven different lifetimes to pay for the deed. That seems like a stiff punishment, but we probably do not know the whole story here.

We are told that a terrible reaping will be given out to those who change the revelations of God: “For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book (the book of Revelations), If any man shall add unto these things, God shall ADD unto him THE PLAGUES that are written in this book. Rev. 22:18

Now for an interesting question… Why did John warn those in the first century that if they added extra words to his book that they would suffer the plagues, which plagues would not come upon the earth for another two thousand years? How could a scribe living in the first century (who commits the sin of adding words to John’s book) suffer the plagues unless he were here reborn thousands of years later?

The plagues from the Book of Revelation include such things as men dying of waters that are polluted, men being killed by the symbolic beast, men being scorched by the heat of the sun. people receiving sores over their bodies and numerous others.

How could a person from the first century possibly receive these physical plagues unless he is here, born again in a physical body???

We also find that those who have shed the blood of saints and the prophets in past ages will come back and suffer the plagues: “And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and upon the fountains of waters; and they became blood. And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. FOR THEY HAVE SHED THE BLOOD OF SAINTS AND PROPHETS, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy.” Rev. 16:4-6

It seems only fair that those who have shed the blood of the prophets through the ages will have to come back and reap the harvest of their deeds by drinking blood in a future lifetime.

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Conspiracy Chapter

This entry is part 40 of 62 in the series 2010

Posted Sept 12, 2010
My Friends,
Since some are bringing up the 911 conspiracy theory I thought this may be a good time to post a chapter from my upcoming book on the subject.  Some have been wondering when we will publish it.  We just about had it ready when i received the impression that the time isn’t quite right yet, but I feel it will be soon.  In the meantime I am reading a lot of material in preparation for a new section for the book  that will be on the principles of sound currency.  I will be writing this soon and will probability publish shortly thereafter.

JJ

– Chapter Five –
The Conspiracy that Divides

On November 10, 2005 a CNN viewer’s poll asked this question: “Do you believe there is a U.S. government cover-up surrounding 9/11?”

The results were alarming. A whopping 89% answered yes. This poll obviously reflects the mindset of CNN viewers and does not reflect the nation as a whole, but other more scientific polls, such as that done by Zogby in May 2006 indicate that 45% are at least suspicious of government cover-up.

I first started paying attention to conspiracy theory about 40 years ago. Back then, there were a lot of flower children and rebels who did not trust the government; but only a small handful believed, or were even aware of the possibility, that all the strings were pulled by traitorous conspirators within government, media and industry. At that time, so few were in on the details of the supposed inner circles that those of us who did follow the pointing fingers felt somewhat special for being among the few informed ones.

Then, in 1971, Gary Allen came out with the blockbuster book None Dare Call it Conspiracy. This book never received a major review, nor was it available through regular bookstores, but millions of copies were sold. Suddenly, the idea of international conspiracy to take over the world became mainstream, but mainstream among whom?

The believers were mainly conservative Republicans and a handful of fringe Democrats.

Decades passed, and many predictions were made by inside observers. Time and time again, timelines were set for a takeover of the conspirators. They were going to take over our government and divide the United States into 12 regions. They were going to cause an economic collapse and replace our old money with new. The new would only be worth about ten percent of the old and everyone would lose 90% of their assets to the greedy conspirators.

Jimmy Carter and other government leaders were to be replaced by doubles.

Everything was in place for the big takeover, and what happened?

Ronald Reagan got elected, none of the predictions came true, and the wind was taken out of their sails.

Why?

Because, for all but the hardened conspiracy people, it seemed that Reagan was not the man to head up a new world order of tyranny (though some managed to find 666 in his name.) He seemed more like a protector of freedom rather than an insider who would yield to some fabled illuminati or greedy international bankers.

During the 80s, the conspiracy watchers dropped from mainstream to lurk under the radar. The committed inside “watchers” or observers never go away; they just wait for their day of opportunity.

That day of opportunity came at the end of the Gulf War when President George Herbert Walker Bush declared that a “new world order” was taking shape.

To casual observers, this merely emphasized the fact that many nations joined together in cooperation to put down a tyrant. This seemed to be a “new” and ordered way for the world to handle a threat.

But, to the below-the-radar conspiracy theorists, this statement was an alarming wake-up call. They had been predicting a New World order for decades – not one of cooperation, but one of tyranny. As soon as they heard this phrase, a call to arms was registered in their heads. Father Bush was unabashedly giving the slogan of the coming New World order of tyranny of Biblical beast-like 666 proportions.

Since that day, the conspiracy-minded have come out of the woodwork and have spoken out. But then along came 9/11, and the conspiracy consciousness began to permeate much deeper than ever before. Then, instead of a handful seeing the secret hand of the government working against its own people, it seemed to be close to half the population.

The financial meltdown of 2008-2009 also fueled more conspiracy fears. The strong financial moves with take- overs of industry seemed to fulfill many of the conspiracy movement predictions. For the first time, I heard even some mainstream media people say that it almost seemed like conspiracy theories were coming true.

But get this: in the 60s and 70s period of the conspiracy heyday, we had mostly Republicans and a handful of Democrats involved, but after the “New World order” statement, it was the opposite. This time, the conspiracy people were mostly Democrats, along with a handful of fringe Conservatives. Now, after the financial meltdown, we seem to have a fairly even mix.

Conspiracy theory after 9/11 is much more mainstream and far reaching. Why? Because there are many more Democrats in the media than there are Republicans, and the “liberal” media was much more accepting of conspiracy theory after the catastrophe than it was in the 60s and 70s. Now that Obama is president, there is not so much overt speaking of it in the media, but there is a lot of thought about it going on below the radar.

None Dare Call it a Conspiracy sold over 5 million copies, and the major media never said a peep about it, nor was it reviewed in the New York Times or any other orthodox publication, nor was it even sold in mainstream bookstores.

Believe me, any conspiracy book that sells over a million copies today will get some attention from the media.

In fact, the first major book concerning the 9/11 conspiracy, Horrifying Fraud, was written by French author Thierry Meyssan, and it was not long before the media all over the world were talking about it.

This has been followed by all sorts of publications; web sites, videos and even Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 strongly hint at conspiracy. These all expand and amplify his ideas until the permeation of conspiracy theory is deep indeed, and this creates a major problem for the world, and in particular the United States, that did not exist in the last conspiracy cycle.

The Problem

The problem created should be obvious: the ones leaning toward conspiracy, or at least some cover-up, has approached half the population. It’s true the percentage of hard-core believers is much lower than this, but the number is high enough that another major division is created among the American people.

Part of the divisive problem is created by the intensity of the feeling which as been stimulated among the conspiracy believers. This is a different ingredient than happened in the last cycle. The conspiracy believers a generation ago were distressed and very concerned because of their belief, but they did not generally have the anger bordering on hate that the believers today often manifest toward the non-believers.

In the old days, a true believer just felt somewhat sorry for the ignorant masses, but if a friend or associate doubted them or even laughed at them, they accepted their position and moved on.

Today, hard-core conspiracy people embrace their beliefs like a dogmatic religion, and if you question them or directly disagree, they don’t feel sorry for you but often get quite angry. Now there are a handful of exceptions, but this anger is pervasive enough to create major problems for our country.

Here are a few:

(1) Conspiracy thinking is one more point of division. We already have red states and blue states, pro-life and pro- choice, conservatives and liberals… We do not need another major point of contention.

(2) The defense of our country is weakened. If this division continues, then, when the government has to justifiably act in its defense or self-interest, a large portion of the population will believe that evil conspirators manipulated the situation and seek to sabotage the effort.

(3) The nation’s cash flow is threatened. Some seeing the government as evil will not pay their taxes and others in power will redirect funds away from national security.

(4) The enemies of the United States and Europe often read the conspiracy theories, become enraged, and feel the title of the “great Satan” is justified. Future attacks like 9/11 will gain wider support.

(5) Problems bordering on strife are created among family, friends, the workplace, churches and virtually anyplace where people interact. We are finally learning to cope with racial differences. We do not need a new form of intolerance to replace it.

Solution

What’s the solution to the problem?
The answer lies in the story of the eighth labor of Hercules. Here he had to defeat the nine-headed Lernaean Hydra.

This hydra lived in a dark noisome swamp and was a plague upon the countryside. Hercules was warned that defeating it would be difficult because, if he attacked it directly and cut one head off, two would grow in its place. “One head is immortal,” he was warned.

Hercules sought out the hydra, and when he found it, he at first fought it the conventional way. Soon he found out the warning was correct. When he directly attacked and cut off a head, two grew in its place. What was he to do?

He withdrew, contemplated, and formulated a new line of approach. Instead of attacking the hydra with brute force, he cast his weapons aside, threw himself under the beast, and lifted it into the air above the stench into the light of the sun.

The clean air and sunlight weakened and killed all heads but the one that was immortal. Hercules then cut off the immortal head and buried it under a rock.

What’s the lesson here? The nine heads represent illusion. There are nine different influences applied to knowledge that is acquired to distort it so an erroneous interpretation and belief will follow.

These are:
(1) Wrong perception – We do not always register information correctly.

(2) Corrupt recollection – once it is registered, we often remember incorrectly.

(3) Bad source – if the source is corrupt, then assimilating it correctly does us little good.

(4) Attachment to desire – if one desires his belief to be true more than the truth being true, the error of his belief will seem to be true to him.

(5) Ego and pride – once a person accepts error as reality, his pride will prevent him from backtracking and finding the truth.

(6) Separateness – many people have the need for an us-versus-them outlook. They need an enemy out there, and if they cannot find a worthy opponent, conspiracy theory can create a terrible one.

(7) Hatred and fear – the tendency is to hate those who are seen as enemies.

(8) Lack of empathy – often the ones seen as evil conspirators are people like ourselves just doing the best job they can. With a little empathy we can put ourselves in their shoes, see their humanity and neutralize hatred or wrong perception.

(9) Misuse of power – this would be the eternal head that always has to be contained or trouble will arise.

Evil conspirators are usually seen as very powerful people who are willing to misuse their power to destroy our way of life. On the other hand, that which is judged as being without often manifests within. The conspiracy people today have gained such strength that they have great power in their own right, even to the point of manipulating politicians and presidential candidates.

Only those who can direct the right use of power are able to perceive reality the way it truly is.

If we directly attack in-kind a person who is under the influence of these nine heads of the hydra, then additional heads will grow. If we attack hate with more hate, the head of revenge will grow.

If we attack pride with the sword of our own pride of being right, then the head of self-righteousness may appear and on it goes.

Instead of attacking with conventional weapons, the modern day Hercules must lift the hydra of illusion into the light of truth. His eyes must be taken away from focusing on the shadows and look outward into the real world where hope is shining bright.

In the 60s and 70s, there were many conservative conspiracy people who were seeing hidden Hitlers in the making in every corner. Economic collapse, the end of the Republic, and the appearance of an antichrist were expected at any moment. None of this happened, but they were undeterred and unaffected until Ronald Reagan was elected.

This situation did not fit the paradigm, for here was one of their own elected as the most powerful leader in the world. Instead of sternly correcting his conservative companions, Reagan lifted them into the sunshine of optimism and redirected their focus toward making the best of the situation and advancing ahead in the real world.

When the conservative hydras were thus lifted into the light of better vision, eight heads withered, and no longer was there much talk of the evil conspiracy and the end of the Republic.

Unfortunately, one head is immortal and that is the ninth one – the wrong use of power.

Hercules hid this under a rock in an attempt to keep it away from the wrong hands who would resurrect the entire hydra. But because this head is eternal, there will never be a time that power does not appeal to those trapped in illusion.

Sure enough, after Reagan ended his presidency, and father Bush resumed with a more orthodox leadership and then mentioned a “new-world order”, the eternal head of power crawled back from under its rock.

The conspiracy people feared a misuse of power and, in reacting to fear, many reacted strongly and fought the head with fear. In doing so, the head multiplied and the new heads were the conspiracy people themselves.

Elevate – Not Attack
The problem the person of reason faces is how to approach the conspiracy people and lift them out of their conspiracy-under-every-rock type of thinking. The end result has to be to elevate their thinking rather than making the blunt attack. If a person makes fun of their thinking or attacks directly, the heads of resistance will multiply.

How does one go about lifting them into the light of day?

The first thing to do is to meet them half way using the Principle of the Middle Way: acknowledge to them that extremes on both sides are usually in error. On one side, we have the extreme that sees conspiracy behind every major event governing in the political, financial and other fields of endeavor.

Equally as fallacious is to assume that there are no conspiracies anywhere. Historical research proves to us that there have been successful conspiracies in the past, but nothing has been proven to be as pervasive as seen through the eyes of modern-day conspiracy theory. There has never been a proven conspiracy even close to the scale as that seen around 911.

The question to ask is this: based on reason and a sense of history, which conspiracy theories today have the possibility of being true?

Now, we must admit that historians have not found all the conspiracies that have existed in our history, but those that have been revealed fall into two major categories:

(1) Conspiracies to kill a particular individual who is a troublemaker or in the way of the conspirators obtaining power.

(2) Conspiracies to overthrow a government either by assassination or revolution.

Then, of course, there are lesser conspiracies such as found in many businesses to increase or maintain power. There’s little doubt that many strings are pulled behind the scenes.

As far as evil conspiracies go, the most popular true conspiracy lies in eliminating some troublesome individual. The reason this type of conspiracy is believable is that it only takes a handful of people to pull off such a thing.

Popular figures in history who had conspirators out to kill them were Jesus, Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, Castro, JFK and Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King. On the positive side, there was a definite conspiracy to kill Hitler and probably Stalin. Recent hair analysis of Napoleon gives evidence that he died of arsenic poisoning rather than stomach cancer, as had been previously assumed.1 If he was poisoned, there definitely was a conspiracy at play, and the conspirators were never caught.

In our day, a number of leaders have been killed that could have been related to conspiracy, but that has not been proven. The most famous was President Kennedy. Included in modern conspiracy theory are his brother, Robert, who some believe was killed by a mind control system affecting Sirhan Sirhan. Then we have Martin Luther King, who many believe was killed by an assassin hired by conspirators – James Earl Ray.

Now, even the skeptic who doesn’t fall for universal conspiracy theory has to admit it is at least possible that the Kennedys and King were the victims of some unseen conspiracy. All we can say for sure is no one can prove it one way or another.

In modern days, there were definitely conspiratorial forces at work influencing governments. A significant one was the stimulating of the Bolshevik Revolution to overthrow the Russian Czar and establish a communist empire. Then, communism had its own conspiracy to spread its tentacles around the world. How pervasive the conspiracy was is in dispute, but what is not in dispute is there was certainly a degree of conspiracy at work.

President Kennedy, a great object of modern conspiracy theory, had a conspiracy of his own to overthrow Castro and the government of Cuba. This culminated in the Bay of Pigs, and turned out to be a major failure in his administration.

The point being made here is that there have been definite conspiracies in times past and other happenings, around which credible conspiracy theory has been developed. A CBS poll taken in 1998 revealed that a mere 10% of the population believed that Oswald acted alone. Obviously, the JFK and other conspiracies have some merit, and are not just accepted by the fringe right or left.

To the many conspiracy-oriented people of today, then, we concede that there have been both true conspiracies in the past, and there are theories that are credible to many in the mainstream that have a possibility of being true.

BUT…

There have always been illogical conspiracy theories with little basis in fact or reality. The strange thing about our current age is the proliferation of such theories. They have multiplied to the extent that no major event occurs that is not accompanied by a wildly speculative theory that seems to be automatically accepted by the fringe crowd.

It seems that the turning point that brought out all the fringe theorists was the 9/11 disaster. Before this, we had a standard flow of interesting theories such as Paul McCartney’s death and being replaced by a double (as hinted at in the Beatle album “Abbey Road”), Jimmy Carter being replaced by a double (who supposedly parted his hair on the opposite side); Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance; and the missing 15 minutes on the Nixon tapes. There’s always been a standard flow of conspiracy theory that shows a general distrust of the government, but nothing like the problem we have had since 9/11. Now the theories are much more than curiosities; they are dividing us to the extent that they threaten our ability to be unified as a people in any crisis. This threat is greater than any conspiracy lurking about. And if there were conspiracies at play, what greater objective could there be than to divide the people of this nation with such a sharp division?

The Problem with Modern Conspiracy Theory

It is interesting to note the difference in effect between a conspiracy theory that has a reasonable possibility of being true and one that does not.

Most will admit that there could have been a conspiracy behind the JFK and other murders, but these possibilities have never caused a division bordering on hatred that has occurred with 9/11 conspiracy theory. Why is this?

The answer is this: when a conspiracy theory becomes unreasonable, it then draws unreasonable people; and unreasonable people react very strongly when others do not see their point of view.

Let us briefly review two modern conspiracy theories that are seen as unreasonable by the logical mind. Volumes have been written on these and I have no intention of giving all the details pro and con, but just enough to make an appeal to the truth and common sense.

First theory: the moon landing was a hoax.

In 1999, a Gallup poll revealed that 6% of U.S. citizens believed we didn’t go to the moon, but this rose to 20% in another poll after the Fox network did a special on it in 2001.

True believers cite dozens of circumstantial pieces of evidence. A few of them are:

(1) When the astronauts assembled the American flag, the flag waves. This must have been from an errant breeze on a studio set. A flag wouldn’t wave in a vacuum – so they say.

(2) There is a lack of stars in the pictures taken by the Apollo astronauts from the surface of the Moon. Without air, the sky is black, so where are the stars?

(3) The radiation between the earth and the moon would have killed the astronauts.

(4) They cite evidence that some of the 1100 photos were produced in a studio.

(5) We didn’t have the technology to go to the moon.

(6) Neil Armstrong doesn’t make public appearances because he is embarrassed by the fact that it was all a big lie.

I won’t take up the reader’s time taking pages to refute these claims, other than saying that there are logical answers to these and other claims easily found on the internet.

It is interesting that the most powerful argument that the conspiracy people are wrong on this is not a technical argument, but a logical one. The evidence that we did go to the moon is overwhelming.

First, if there was a conspiracy to fake a moon landing, conspirators would have only staged it one time and let it go at that. We went there not once, but six times with a dramatic seventh attempt that failed with Apollo 13. This awesome spectacle, from which a major movie was made, would have also had to have been staged for the main conspiracy theory to be true.

Second, thousands of people would have had to cooperate to make the conspiracy work. Not only is it impossible to have that number of people going along with such a deception, but, if it were true, someone would be talking about it. Why do we not even see one individual in disguise with an altered voice talking to a reporter?

Because we went to the moon.

Third, who are the main allies supporting this theory? The highest percentage are the uneducated people in third world countries. They are folks who hate America. For instance, around 90% of the Islamic people in the Middle East believe the moon landing was faked.

The technical evidence that we went to the moon is beyond belief. For the sake of time, I will cite just two examples.

(1) Perhaps the most powerful evidence is that three Apollo missions placed seismometers on the moon in three different locations. Several times, the Lunar Module was sent back to crash on the moon after the astronauts were headed home. The crash created an explosion equal to 2,000 pounds of TNT and produced a moon quake. Moon quakes were recorded by all three seismometers and the data was received by scientists here on the earth.

I’ve never seen the conspiracy people explain how three different landings placed three different seismometers on the moon in three locations, which have been verified… and all this was supposedly done in a studio. Also, how did they make the moon quake from a studio?

(2) Before the manned mission, NASA sent several unmanned missions, one of them being Surveyor 3 in 1967. Apollo 12 landed within 600 feet of this craft, and pulled out the camera and several other items and returned them to earth for study. The scientists who studied this definitely saw that it was the real thing because of bombardment with cosmic rays and micrometeorites over the years. Not only would this be virtually impossible to fake, but why go to such risk of being exposed if you are a conspirator?

The granddaddy of all unreasonable conspiracy theories centers around 9/11. We could easily write several books on this subject, as the accusations by the conspiracy people are many. Let us just make several points.

First, to pull off such a deception covering three events (Twin Towers, Pentagon and Flight 93) would require the cooperation and knowing participation of a large number of people, perhaps thousands.

Even if there were a major conspiracy, the people involved would have been insane to attempt one so complicated involving so many people. It would have been so much safer and easier to just drop an untraceable nuke somewhere.

Again, the question arises: why has none of the thousands who were supposedly involved, or on the inside, talked?

One may answer that it is the same reason that no one is talking about the JFK conspiracy; but this answer carries no water, for if it was a conspiracy, a simple pulling of a trigger could have been planned by a small handful… and several people have talked about it. Most notable is E. Howard Hunt. On his deathbed, he made a taped confession and gave it to his son Saint John Hunt. Saint John has been on a mission playing the tape and telling his story. He has appeared on many national shows, including two appearances on the popular radio show Coast to Coast, which has about ten million listeners.

His website can be found at: http://www.saintjohnhunt.com/

The second whistle blower is LBJ’s former mistress, Madeleine Duncan Brown. She is referenced as a conspiracy whistle blower at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madeleine_Duncan_Brown

A video and more information can be found at:
http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=15167

If there are two or more supposed whistle blowers on the Kennedy assassination, there should be hundreds of them around 9/11, for if this was a conspiracy, many more people would have been involved.

Let’s look at an overview of what conspiracy theorists believe about 9/11:

First, they believe that George W. Bush was either behind the planning or a major player.

On the other hand, most of these same individuals believe he is the dumbest president in our history.

You can’t have it both ways. If Bush had anything to do with pulling this off, he was an evil genius beyond anything that Hitler did. Yet, even his most adamant supporters do not see him as a genius and his enemies would never admit to this, even if he were the grand master of 9/11.

If Bush was a player, then so was Dick Cheney and other higher-ups in the administration, yet no one is talking and there’s no smoking gun leading back to them.

So, here’s the situation they present: Bush, the supposed dumbest president in history, was a major player in a conspiracy that involved the cooperation of thousands of participants, pulled off the most infamous disaster in history, and never got caught. Thousands of people are pointing fingers at him, trying to nail him, but he is outsmarting them all, great genius that he is.

Here’s the conspiracy story in a nutshell: Bush and Cheney, in cooperation with invisible power brokers and the military, arranged the hijacking of four planes, flights 93, 77, 175 and 11. Somehow, after they took off, they were mysteriously snatched out of the skies and taken to an undisclosed location. At this location, the passengers were killed and disposed. The planes were also destroyed, obviously completely pulverized that very day to prevent any recognizable piece from being later used as evidence to the crime.

This was an ingenious accomplishment on the part of Bush and other conspirators when you take into account the whistle blowers at minor atrocities such as Abu Ghraib. 9/11 was much bigger than making men perform tricks while naked.

Just imagine being in the military and designated as one of those disposing of the passengers. Four planes land and all the hundreds of passengers are unloaded and lined up to be shot. You and dozens of others are to kill them and dispose of the bodies. Isn’t it amazing that not one of them has anonymously spoken to the press?

After the planes were snatched out of the air, an amazing thing occurred. They were replaced by missiles or special pods created by the government. These missiles were painted and fixed up to look like planes, but were not planes. These missiles had no passengers on board, but were specially designed to accomplish the evil deed.

They had to make it appear that the passengers were still on board to the end so they faked phone calls made from passengers to loved ones on the ground. All the dozens of loved ones involved were fooled into thinking they were talking to the real person because the government somehow knew in advance who was going to be on each plane and duplicated the correct voices in advance using voice technology. Conspiracy people do not even ask how a bungling bureaucracy can even manage to successfully retrieve the phone numbers of the correct loved ones to call, let alone make them think a computer voice is a family member.

I don’t know about you, but if a computer called me pretending to be my wife, I think I could tell if I was talking to the real person.

The missiles then went about to accomplish their evil mission. The first was substituted for Flight 93 and crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.

What was that about? I know if I were a conspirator, the last thing I would do is to go through all that trouble just to crash a missile in a field. Strange.

The second, the substitute for Flight 77, crashed into the Pentagon. What was that about? The military attacking itself? Oh, yeah… that was just to remove suspicion. That really worked, didn’t it? Even though dozens of people saw a plane, some even close enough to see the passengers, they were fooled. It was really a missile.

The other two missiles, which replaced Flights 175 and 11, plowed into the two Twin Towers buildings. Even though millions of people saw the video of this, what they saw were not planes, but missiles or specially-built pods that landed in just the right places to not interfere with the planned explosive demolition.

Explosive demolition?

Yes, and this is the amazing part. The conspiracy people believe that the Twin Towers and WTC 7 were brought down by a controlled demolition by the use of planted explosives. Even though the largest demolition by explosives has been just over 20 stories, the conspirators decided to go for the Guinness Book of World Records. They increased that record not twice, or four times, but over five times and did it simultaneously with not one building, but two, along with a smaller record-breaking building on the side.

They didn’t care that the technology for such an unknown feat had not been perfected or tested. Instead, they recklessly went ahead blowing up the buildings, just hoping everything would work as planned. This would have indeed been a dumb thing to do, but it turned out that Bush was extremely lucky things worked out.

Planting the explosives was the difficult part and really illustrates the hidden genius of Bush to have pulled this off.

Hundreds of workers with blow torches and construction tools would have had to enter the buildings and, without being seen, tear out the walls in thousands of locations in each of the Twin Towers. Then they would have had to pull out blow torches and cut out V’s in the thousands of steel beams that supported the towers.

Next, they would have had to wire one explosive charge to another in thousands of locations, destroying and disrupting offices as they moved along. After this, they would have had to repair their destructive work before each worker entered his office again. The repair would have had to be so seamless that none of the thousands of people in the Twin Towers would notice that any changes were made.

Even more amazing is that none of the hundreds, or perhaps even thousands, of demolition workers have spilled their guts. Not one of them have gone to the press to become the hero of the ages. Maybe the conspirators had the military kill them all.

Again, the question arises. When the military lined up and gunned down all the demolition workers, was there not one of the assassins that had a prick in his conscience and was willing to tell his story?

I guess not.

It must have been the genius of Bush that pulled this all off so seamlessly.

If you believe this is the way 9/11 really happened, then I have a bridge to sell you, cheap.

Osama bin Laden apparently wouldn’t buy the bridge, for he thinks he masterminded 9/11.

In a tape recording, Mr. bin Laden spoke more directly about the Sept. 11 attacks than he has in previous messages, saying that he had told Mohamed Atta, the plot’s ringleader, that the attacks should be carried out “within 20 minutes before Bush and his administration noticed.” Mr. bin Laden said the idea of attacking buildings in United States occurred to him when he said he watched Israeli aircraft bombing tower blocks in Lebanon in 1982.

“As I watched the destroyed towers in Lebanon, it occurred to me to punish the unjust the same way – to destroy towers in America so that it can taste some of what we are tasting and to stop killing our children and women.” He claimed direct responsibility for the Sept. 11 attacks.

“We decided to destroy towers in America,” he said, apparently referring to the World Trade Center. “God knows that it had not occurred to our mind to attack the towers, but after our patience ran out and we saw the injustice and the inflexibility of the American-Israeli alliance toward our people in Palestine and Lebanon, this came to my mind,” Mr. bin Laden said.
(New York Times, Oct 30, 2004.)

In this same tape, Osama bin Laden mentions the 19 hijackers that are not supposed to exist according to conspiracy theory:

“If Bush says we hate freedom, let him tell us why we didn’t attack Sweden, for example. It is known that those who hate freedom do not have dignified souls, like those of the 19 blessed ones,” he said, referring to the 19 hijackers.

Finally, conspiracy theorists claim that Bush participated in this for political gain.

In the end, that’s certainly not what happened. His ratings have sometimes been in the 20s, some of the lowest in history. When considering the overall financial effect as being a loss of what some believe to be over a trillion dollars, then a lot of big money people associated with many conspiracies also suffered.

Outside of the Islamic extremists who actually perpetrated the deed, not much of the rest of the world had any benefit from the tragedy or had a motive to create it.

When the whole picture of the conspiracy is presented here, it is like Hercules raising the hydra into the light of the sun. The truth becomes obvious. The conspiracy theory, as presented, could not be true. It is about as probable as the moon being made of green cheese.

For a good logical overview of the 9/11 conspiracy, I recommend the book by Popular Mechanics called Debunking 9/11 Myths. The History Channel also presented an excellent special called 9/11 Conspiracies, Fact or Fiction.

The Mormons and Conspiracy Theory
A small, but important part of the modern conspiracy movement is in the LDS church. This may seem odd to some because the church is seen as a far right organization, whereas many present day 9/11 conspiracy buffs are far left. Because the LDS conspiracy believers are the epicenter of supporters on the right, it seems appropriate to say a few words about them. In covering this, let me note that the official church headquarters distances itself from such things.

It makes sense, though, that some Mormons would take an interest in conspiracy for two main reasons:

(1) First, a generation ago, it was the conservatives, not the liberals who pushed the movement forward. Many Mormons gained an interest in conspiracy because Ezra Taft Benson, who later became the church president, endorsed the John Birch Society, and this society, in turn, was the main element attempting to expose the Communist conspiracy. Even though the type of people drawn to conspiracy theory have changed, there are certain elements within the church who remain on board.

The funny thing, in my opinion, is that the John Birch Society warned of a socialist conspiracy, and today many of the conspiracy people advocate socialism. It appears that if the John Birch Society was correct, the modern conspiracy has swallowed up the conspiracy theorists and made them an arm of their program for socialist world domination.

(2) The Mormons have always been wary of conspiracy because of warnings given in their own Book of Mormon. The main scripture which concerns them is found in Ether 8:18-26. Here, we have the account of their ancient prophet, Moroni, who is expressing great sorrow over the destruction of his people and nation. He tells us that the destruction of his people was caused by a secret combination of people who took secret oaths and will stop at nothing, including murder, to gain power.

Then he gives a warning to the future inhabitants of America, which is us today. He says:

“Wherefore, the Lord commandeth you, when ye shall see these things come among you that ye shall awake to a sense of your awful situation, because of this secret combination which shall be among you;…For it cometh to pass that whoso buildeth it up seeketh to overthrow the freedom of all lands, nations, and countries; and it bringeth to pass the destruction of all people, for it is built up by the devil, who is the father of all lies; … Wherefore, I, Moroni, am commanded to write these things that evil may be done away…” Ether 8:24-26

Because of this dire warning, faithful Mormons are much more on the lookout for conspiracies than are other religions in general. But the question rarely asked by them is this: are they looking in the right direction?

To answer this, let us use their belief system for a moment and examine the Book of Mormon teachings of the conspiracy. Since it says that the conspiracy in this age will be like it was at the time Book of Mormon was written, then it follows that if we examine how the conspiracy worked back then, we can get an idea of how it should manifest today.

First, let us summarize how the conspiracy people see it operating today. Here it is in a nutshell:

The conspiracy is composed of a small group of powerful people pulling strings behind the scenes. We never see them and no one knows for sure who they are. Those who appear to be the power brokers are not the ones with real power, but are merely puppets for the true invisible conspirators. The two main guesses as to who the real invisible conspirators are would be:

(1) A group of bankers and capitalists that want to rule the world and make slaves of the rest of us.
(2) Insider Jews who want to rule the world and make slaves of the rest of us.
(3) Both of the above.

Do these invisible power brokers correspond with the conspirators as taught in the Book of Mormon?

Actually, the answer is a definite no.

The most famous group of conspirators in the Book of Mormon were called the Gadianton Robbers. This group of conspirators inflicted the heaviest damage on that people, for it is written:

“…ye shall see that this Gadianton did prove the overthrow, yea, almost the entire destruction of the people of Nephi.” Helaman 2::13

Here are a few comparisons about his group of conspirators contrasted with modern conspiracy theorists:

(1) While it is true the group did have a conspiracy to overthrow the government and create havoc, assassination and destruction, the identity of the leader and the group was known to the people. What was hidden through the conspiracy were their subtle methods of infiltration and influence on corrupting the system.

Comparison to modern conspiracy theory:

Modern conspiracy theorists cannot find a Gadianton or his group. The conspirators are so shadowy they are not known to the general population, and even conspiracy theorists cannot agree on their identity.

(2) The leader of the Gadiantons wrote letters to the political leaders, giving their demands and thoughts.

Comparison to modern conspiracy theory:

No such open communication is known.

(3) Their dwelling place was approximately known and war was made against them. It is written:

“And they did commit murder and plunder; and then they would retreat back into the mountains, and into the wilderness and secret places, hiding themselves that they could not be discovered, receiving daily an addition to their numbers, inasmuch as there were dissenters that went forth unto them.

“And thus in time, yea, even in the space of not many years, they became an exceedingly great band of robbers; and they did search out all the secret plans of Gadianton; and thus they became robbers of Gadianton.

“Now behold, these robbers did make great havoc, yea, even great destruction among the people of Nephi, and also among the people of the Lamanites.

“And it came to pass that it was expedient that there should be a stop put to this work of destruction; therefore they sent an army of strong men into the wilderness and upon the mountains to search out this band of robbers, and to destroy them.” Helaman 11:25-28

Comparison to modern conspiracy theory:

Modern conspiracy theorists believe the conspirators are living in the lap of luxury and comfort, not hiding in the mountains like a band of thieves.

(4) The Gadiantons demanded the people convert “and become our brethren that ye may be like unto us” or they would be attacked and destroyed. III Nephi 3:7-8

Comparison to modern conspiracy theory:

Modern conspiracy theorists see the conspirators as elitists who do not want us to be like them, but just want to rule the world with us as their slaves.

(5) “And it came to pass that they did have their signs, yea, their secret signs, and their secret words;” Helaman 6:22

Comparison to modern conspiracy theory:

This is suspected, but not proven.

These five items do not seem to fit much in with the template of the ideas of modern conspiracy theorists, but the reader may have added two and two and reached the obvious parallel.

And what is that?

Think 9/11, Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.

Could it be true that the modern conspirators are the obvious ones right in front of our faces? Let us compare them with the five descriptions of Gadianton Robbers.

(1) The leader and group were known entities.

The group (Al Qaeda), its leader (Osama bin Laden) and other Moslem extremists are known to the people. We know they have a conspiracy to overthrow us by creating havoc, assassination and destruction.

(2) The leader of the Gadiantons wrote letters to the political leaders giving their demands and thoughts.

Osama bin Laden and other Moslem extremists send us letters, tapes and videos giving us their demands.

(3) Their dwelling place was approximately known and war was made against them.

Just as the Gadianton Robbers dwelt in the mountains, the wilderness and secret places, so does Al Qaeda and other Moslem extremists.

Just as the Nephites “sent an army of strong men into the wilderness and upon the mountains to search out this band of robbers, and to destroy them,” even so has the United States done the same. Ironically, the U.S. President has been more often identified with the Gadianton Robbers by modern conspiracy people than is Al Qaeda.

(4) The Gadianton Robbers demanded the people convert and become like them or be destroyed. This is right out of the Moslem extremist handbook.

(5) They had secret signs and words.

There’s no evidence that U.S. leaders, insiders, bankers or Jews currently use these things but we are aware that secret signs and words are given out to activate various Al Qaeda cells. We are always looking for secret signals given out in any new Osama bin Laden tape or video.

Conclusion: The Mormons who embrace modern conspiracy theory because of admonitions from their Book of Mormon seem to be barking up the wrong tree. The true correspondence to the conspirators in their own scriptures are the modern Moslem extremists, not the shadow governments, bankers and Jews that cannot be found, identified or communicated with.

Comments:
If you look at any conspiracy theory, you can find elements that seem to not make sense and pieces that do not seem to fit together. But what is interesting is that such incongruent pieces not only appear in conspiracy theory but in real life. In real life, however, we have a difference. If we have an actual experience and evidence tells us we did not have the experience, what do we believe?

The answer is we believe the experience.

The astronauts and thousands of knowing participants at NASA having the experience of going to the moon overrides any anomalies that testify otherwise.

The experience and record of the cell phone calls made to loved ones on 9/11 outweigh the argument that it couldn’t have happened.

Let me give you an example in my own life of a subtle deception. About ten years ago my wife and I, along with my friend Wayne, were having dinner in a Chinese Restaurant. At the end of the meal we all opened our fortune cookies and, to our surprise, all three of us had the exact same wording – it was to the effect that we were going to become rich.

Now, I’ve been to a lot of Chinese restaurants and do not recall getting two fortunes exactly the same, let alone three. “Maybe it’s a sign,” I said jokingly.

“Can’t be”, said Wayne, an eternal skeptic. He motioned for the waitress, told her about problem with the fortune cookies, and asked for three more.

The waitress acted like three reading the same was an impossibility, but she brought three more anyway and we opened them. To our surprise, my wife and I again received exactly the same fortune again. Wayne then opened his and it also said he was going to strike it rich, but the wording was slightly different.

We didn’t want to bother the waitress again, but we concluded that it was either a sign we were going to have an increase of wealth or it was just a fluke of some kind. We talked about the irony a few moments and then forgot about it.

A short time later, something even more perplexing happened. The next morning, I got out of bed, put on my bathrobe and started walking down the stairs. As I was about halfway down, about 4-5 quarters seemed to fall from nowhere, landing on the stairs. Where the devil did they come, from I thought to myself. I looked up, I looked down and I looked all over my bathrobe; there was no sign of where the quarters could have come from. For one thing, I never put money in my bathrobe pockets, and they are almost always empty, as they were on this occasion.

I found this perplexing, but shrugged it off, and took a couple more steps.

Two more quarters fell to the floor.

Again, I searched every crevice and pocket of my bathrobe and nothing was there. This was pretty odd, I thought.

Later, at breakfast, I told my wife about it and she thought it might be a sign that the fortune cookies were correct. Maybe we will strike it rich! Then, my analytical mind went into play. “There’s got to be a logical explanation. We just haven’t found it yet”.

The next morning, I got up, put on my bathrobe and walked down the stairs.

Again, quarters fell to the floor from nowhere. Now, I was wearing the same bathrobe that was thoroughly inspected the day before, and nothing was in any pocket or clinging to it in any way. I was dumbfounded and told my wife again. She figured it must be a miraculous sign, but I still held out that there must be a logical explanation.

A day or so later, the same thing happened again. Why quarters? Why not hundred dollar bills? I was really beside myself, but still wasn’t quite ready to accept the miracle sign idea. Maybe I missed some hidden place in my robe where the quarters were hid.

This happened about four times over the period of a week or so. My wife was totally convinced a miraculous sign was being given to us and was probably making plans to spend the windfall that was going to come in. I was leaning toward the idea of a miracle, but was not convinced. Now, don’t get me wrong. I believe miracles are possible, but this just didn’t fit in with my belief system about the way God works.

Then, a couple days passed and nothing else happened until one morning, I got out of bed and stepped in the shower. A couple minutes into the shower something unbelievable happened. A quarter fell out of nowhere and landed at my feet! I actually saw it fall, but did not see from whence it came. I bent over, picked up the quarter and looked at it for a moment. This time, I was not wearing a robe. I had nothing on and was completely alone. Where could the quarter have possibly come from? I thought a moment and reached a conclusion. “By George! A real bona fide miracle has been occurring right under my nose. There is no other explanation.”

I told my wife and her belief was reinforced. It looked like we had been given a real sign from God that we were indeed going to come into some money soon.

The funny thing is that, after I accepted that a miracle had occurred, no more quarters mysteriously fell from nowhere. We figured that the sign had stopped because we now both got the message.

Did I keep this to myself?

No.

For the next year, at every social occasion possible, I told the story that we named “the miracle of the quarters”. Everyone seemed pretty believing of it, for what other explanation was there except that a miracle occurred? The only problem was that over a year had passed, and our financial situation was unchanged. This didn’t stop me from believing, but I did begin wondering how far off the day of abundance was.

Then, one day I got out of bed and headed to the shower and noticed something very strange. I looked down at my body and saw them. Quarters! Several quarters were stuck on my skin! I reached down, pulled them off, and suddenly it dawned on me that the miracle of the quarters was not a miracle after all. Instantly, I knew exactly how the supposed miracle had occurred.

Here is what happened.

Now and then, in the middle of the day, I took a nap in our bed with my clothes on. When I have done this, change sometimes falls out of my pocket into the bed. If I do not notice this, I will wind up sleeping at night on the change, and after sleeping for several hours on the money, some of it will stick to my skin. Why only quarters stuck to me for only a few days I do not know, but this is what happened.

When I went down the stairs and the quarters fell off my skin I had not a clue where they came from, and figured the only source was my robe or a sign from God.

Both of my conclusions were dead wrong.

I was kind of disappointed that it wasn’t a miracle, but glad to find the real truth, and for the next year I retold the story of the quarters to all my friends, setting the record straight.

The point of the story is that even in our every-day lives, we have some very odd things happen that mislead us into seeing a cause that is not a cause.

Even so, in every conspiracy theory there are many “signs” that tell us that something other than the real event happened.

For instance, there are many different and contradictory conspiracy theories around the death of JFK. Even though there could have been a conspiracy to kill him, all the versions cannot be correct. Yet each version has some pretty strong evidence that it is correct.

The moon landing conspiracy, which I totally reject, has some pretty powerful points. In my opinion, there is much more evidence for a moon landing hoax than there is for a 9/11 conspiracy. But when you step back and look at the big picture, you just know that a government that can’t get water to Katrina victims could never have pulled off a moon landing hoax six times without getting caught.

Even so, the bungling government we have could have never pulled all the strings that are claimed by conspiracy theory around 9/11. Sometimes what we see on TV and what is printed in the papers is pretty close to what really happened.

Each point of contention I have studied on the moon landing conspiracy and 9/11 has had a logical answer available. Some of them, like the miracle of the quarters, took a little thought and investigation, but in the end the truth became obvious.
Copyright 2010 by J J Dewey

The Beast

Book Of Quotes

Inspirational, Spiritual & Metaphysical Quotes

From The Discourses Of JJ Dewey

1  Just as Christ came the first time and only 120 people out of the whole world realized it so has in this age the beast, the mark and the number also arrived and still has people looking for it.

2  When asked what he thought on a point of doctrine he replied: “I don’t know. I’ll check with my minister and find out what I think about it.” This is the exact procedure The Beast wants you to follow.

3  The dispelling of the illusion of the Dragon will proceed slowly at first on an individual basis, but the time will come when the Kundalini of the whole planet will be raised and the beast will be destroyed as if by fire.

4  He who still has the mark of the beast will either be enhancing someone else’s ego or his own, whereas he who follows the soul will always feel humbled by it.

5  If the antichrist or beast was already in the world 2000 years ago then why are the religious still waiting for him to surface?  Answer: They are deceived by the beast itself. They have followed authorities who have mislead then instead of looking at the source.

6  The authorities of the beast today want everything from us and give us nothing real in return.

7  The war is between those who gladly receive the mark of the beast through control by authority, and those who seek to escape the mark.

8  If a person accepts a teaching just because it comes from one proclaimed as an authority, then he has received the mark of the beast in his forehead and becomes a follower, a beast trailing after his master.

9  The beast is the mindless following of anything – good or bad in design. Even mindlessly following the words of Jesus in the Bible carries the mark of the beast.

10  The beast is not caused by anything “out there” but is created by the focus of the minds of the people.

11  Those who have escaped the mark of the beast of unjust authority have a responsibility to those who are yet in bondage.

12  The marriage vows as they are used today are the creation of the Beast and an instrument in the hands of the Dark Brothers to keep a barrier between human beings and their souls.

13  Over 90 percent of humanity are controlled in some degree through emotional oneness and this is the mark of the beast.

14  The Beast is very difficult to detect when it influences our own lives.

15  If you do not know for sure and refuse to accept the word of an authority just because the authority says a thing is true and admit that you are open to all possibilities then you may be free from the Beast–IN THIS AREA.

16  You are also free from the Beast when you find the real truth whatever that is.

17  Ironically, those who are under the influence of a similar thoughtform of the Beast will also sense a oneness and a kindred spirit, but it will be a oneness in direction. Those who have soul contact will experience a deeper oneness that goes in all directions. This must be experienced to be able to understand and differentiate.

18  The Beast is still alive and well in our day and indeed it represents an energy of authority which attempts to keep humanity from progressing to the plane of the mind which rules Aquarius – being an air sign.

19  The Beast itself is a giant world thoughtform that is a vehicle for the dragon to establish his authority.

20  In this current age the greatest most persistent attacks by the Beast comes in the area of freedom. The illusion will be that we need to give up more and more of our freedoms for safety.

21  Ground zero for the Beast is the principle of freedom and any expansion of freedom is always fought by those with the mark of the beast through deception and ridicule.

22  Observe how the line of authority is administered and you can then run down the workings of the beast.

23  Using a quote from an earned or established authority to prove a point has nothing to do with the Beast.

24  The idea that contemplating the meaning of the Beast will give it more power I see as pure illusion in most cases. From my observation the opposite is true. Those who do not give such things a second thought are the ones who would be the first to lie down and roll over and even die for the beast.

25  One can escape the mark of the beast no matter how corrupt things are “out there.”

26  The Beast is much bigger and more pervasive than any corporation or organization and affects every business and every organization and every person on the earth.

27  The Beast is not the Beast because he is evil, but because of mindlessness. A good thing can be your Beast including the Bible, Jesus, your nation – anything outside yourself that you follow mindlessly.

28  A mindless or emotional decision to submit indicates the mark of the Beast, but a rational decision to submit does not.

29  Not all submission to authority is negative. A positive submission for the sake of true learning elevates us above the Beast.

30  Control of the individual through the feeding and control of the ego is perhaps the greatest tool that the Beast has to work with.

31  Any time that silence allows the seed of suppression to grow, fertile soil is being created for the growth of the power of the beast.

32  If you feel an emotion that needs to surface and your mind agrees with this, but you suppress because of anger or fear, then the Beast has a place to obtain a foothold.

33  A person descends to carrying the Mark of the Beast when he forfeits his destiny and is ruled by emotion or ego rather than mind or soul.

34  If a person thinks he should speak up, but feels that he should not and goes with emotion rather than mind he is forfeiting the Mark of Humanity and being ruled by the Mark of the Beast, or animal nature.

35  If a person speaks up in class because he has thought things through and his thoughts will benefit the whole then he is amplifying his human nature. But if he seeks to defeat his teacher as a lion devours his enemies then he again bears the Mark of the Beast.

36  So what is the name of the Beast? This answer will offend many people new age and old age, but the name of the Beast is I AM.

37  Escaping the Mark of the Beast is not merely a matter of memorizing a black and white formula, but a matter of using the mind to discern the situation and make your own decision independent of unjust authority.

38  The beast is here now and has great authority. It may be deceptive and subtle, but it is great and all encompassing nevertheless.

39  While it is always a possibility that the Beast of authority could implant a literal mark, the true mark is the unseen control of the mind. The true mark is invisible and can only be seen with the inner vision and understanding.

40  The beast is a thoughtform under the control of “the dragon” (the Dark Brothers). This thoughtform covers the entire planet. This is why Satan (the adversary of light) is called “the god of this world” in the scriptures.

41  We receive the illusion of the mark of the beast when we accept any name for God or final authority that is outside of ourselves.

42  The beast is the static I am.

43  Once a thoughtform or system that represents the Beast becomes the ideal it also becomes an unearned authority and has power to control all actions on the physical plane.

44  This understanding of the Beast and his number is perhaps the most important thing for seekers of truth and wisdom to comprehend.

45  The Beast wants you to do more than obey. It wants you to think as you are told to think in the process.

46  The Beast is already here and has been for many thousands of years.

47  Ignorance, and also fear, gives power to the Beast by the unthinking masses, but those who are not ignorant and enlightened will be the ones to suffer from it.

48  To be a victim of the Beast one must unquestionably follow an authority who takes the place of the inner authority of the God within.

49  The one authority we must not challenge is the Spirit within.

50  Those who worship the outward authorities of the Beast will hate the inner authority of the message from the inner Christ.

51  When the dragon gives the beast authority he automatically gives power and a seat (or some type of position from which to command).

52  Actually, the beast will often use the truth to increase his authority.

53  We have all been under the authority of the Beast at one time or another – either in this life or in past lives, and have accumulated much negative karma because of it.

54  The authority of the Beast crucified Jesus and after the creation of the Christian Church the power and authority of the Beast increased, not decreased.

55  This doctrine of the Beast and the way to overcome him may be the most important thing you will learn in this life.

56  If one hears a story purported to come from a Master, or even Christ or the mouth of God and automatically gives it authority without first examining it under the light of your own soul then some of the residual Beast still has control.

57  Among other things, the beast represents the tendency of humanity to revert back to the authority of a mindless God outside of us, rather than the God who speaks from within.

58  One is not rebelling against the Beast by merely speaking up against an authority he does not honor.

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