Monday, March 02, 2009
Enslaved By Belief: Why Conspiracy Theory Can Never Cut It
“Mayor mysteries are, strangely enough, never concealed as such, but simply ‘occulted’ or obscured from the eyes of the ignorant or profane by a process which the ancient Egyptians saw in terms of a ladder: we can only view so much from each rung.”
—Murray Hope, Ancient Egypt, the Sirius Connection
It is counter-productive to attempt to interpret man’s history through the lens of “conspiracy”; the strain upon the average man’s reason is simply too great. The alternative, however, is to learn to think magikally and regard history itself as an elaborate and complex form of conspiracy, designed for one end—that of enslaving our perception. History creates the reasonable illusion of self-determined “reality,” the flattering but false impression that humanity is the master of its destiny. But really, in Joyce’s phrase, history is the nightmare from which humanity is struggling to awaken. Only by perceiving it thus does history begin to make any real sense in evolutionary terms, i.e., pertaining to the species as a whole.
Occultism views mankind’s entire history and “progress” as the result of subtle and deliberate manipulations from without. The source of these manipulations might be described, provisionally, as “alien intelligence”; for those who prefer more traditional terminology, they are “the gods.” Such an acceptance is necessary in order to proceed to the next one—that Earth is and always has been a farm, a tilling ground or “coop” for human souls. Mankind is property, raised like any other livestock, for the purpose of consumption. Such a radical idea is needed in order to provoke the reversal that magikal thought requires, from ignorant slaves to conscious masters. In other words, for mankind to be free, the first step is to recognize the precise nature of its chains.
To a greater or lesser extent, all social institutions, organizations, conventions, traditions, cultural movements, and above all religions, have helped keep humanity distracted and diverted from the truth of its predicament. The primary function of these subterfuges—grouped together under the greater movement of “history”—has been to foster the all-important belief that something is being done and that humanity is making progress, evolving, by its own impetus. Such a subterfuge depends above all on suppressing the inescapable fact that, for all of this, humanity continues to march dully and blindly to extinction. That no one ever questions this glaring paradox offers perhaps the strongest proof of all that we are indeed under a collective spell, subject to external “guidance,” and that the fondest hopes and noblest intentions of the race are little more than sops and distractions to keep us from trying to scale the walls of our prison.
Part of the endeavor of this present work has been to demonstrate the various ways in which the formation of paradigms—belief systems—can be manipulated to keep us within our coop, our lunar-terrestrial matrix. At the same time, since Nature always plays fair (even when working through parasitic alien beings), these largely false perceptions are, potentially, showing us the means by which we may escape from the labyrinth—or at least stick our heads over the wall and glimpse beyond the nightmare of history. To see the various warring paradigms as hostile alien races battling for the soul of man would be a childish (or childlike) simplification, and not an especially productive one. Such a view partakes of mechanical and not magikal thinking, and misses the point of “paradigms” entirely. And yet it is not so far distant from the magikal view that regards all this data as evidence of separate, conflicting aspects of an Intergalactic Psyche (the Soul of Man), as it attempts to negotiate a treaty and bring peace to the Earth. In due time, once the fractured psyche of Man is made whole and Christ is back in the saddle, the Universe may finally be healed.
The challenge of viewing our predicament in such metaphorical terms is both unimaginably huge and infinitely subtle, and requires a truly magikal breadth of perception to meet it. In order to understand our predicament—the precise nature and function of our beliefs—humanity must first accept that it is a slave species. It must come to terms with the fact that all our beliefs have been engendered entirely from the outside, by a “Master Race” that perceives us as nothing more than a food source, as fuel for its ascension. This is why magikal thought is essential to the survival of human consciousness at this time. The only way to get free of a situation in which we find ourselves prey to a race of conquering, decaying parasitic vampire gods is to reject all belief, including belief in the existence of such beings! Only magikal thinking—which believes that everything is possible and that nothing is what it seems—can accomplish such a mental back-flip, and escape the Chinese finger trap of Consensus reality.
(Above image: "Apotheosis of Species," by Lucinda Horan)