ANGELS AND DEMONS
During my exploration into the mystical life, over the last 12 to 15 years I become aware of the fear-power of the Great Inter-Galactic Boogey-man known to many as Satan. The western idea of 'EVIL' seems to be some sort of originating force of will crushing propaganda, seemingly brought into existance by the Christian Church. It has been at the heart of slaughter and butchery since this organisation begun its extermination of anything non-christian or threatening many centuries ago. It seems amazing that so many have attemted to break away from religious dogmas, seeking salvation in other belief systems only to carry this satanic-fear into it with them. There is so much fear here at this site regarding this concept of incarnate evil, I thought maybe some alternative thoughts on the subject may be helpful for people who are regarding their concepts on this thing. Personally I have zero belief in such an entity, and strangely my life carries with it very minimal fear. In my early stages of investigation most certainly this fear haunted me, and prevented me from considerable growth. From my small knowledge most of the ancient wisdom traditions did not carry this idea of supreme evil, Light and Dark being representations of Spirit and Matter. I know that when this satanic-fear finally died in me, my exploration became much more liberating, intuitive and healing.
I have to laugh when I see it so abundant in the New Age information here, because it seems the very thing which would have given reason for a movement such as this to rise up. Thus I believe if you are still pounding this stuff into people you are fruitfully continuing the work of the darkest aspect of the Church. To my mind this movement should have no place for such out-dated and clearly flawed propaganda techniques such as the Christian-Satan. I think if you want to move away from the old church thinking into the comming doctrine of higher awareness, really this concept just has to die.
Below are two extracts from Helen Blavatskys work on occult philosophy, regarding demons and other possible meanings to the current understanding. So much could just be said on Satan alone, and the Earth Spirits seperatly it could go on forever. This is just for some who may wish to explore through these sytems the idea of demons and angels etc
If anyone has any relevant information to post to add to the information here it would be most welcome, also any thoughts regarding the idea of demons, Satan/Lucifer and Nature Spirits esp the Lunar Order of Beings (or White Lodge).
ISIS UNVEILED : BOOK II - THEOLOGY by H.P BLAVATSKY
"The universal doctrine of emanations, adopted from time immemorial by the greatest schools which taught the kabalistic, Alexandrian and oriental philosophers, gives the key to the panic among the Christian fathers. That spirit of Jesuitism and clerical craft, which prompted Parkhurst, many centuries later, to suppress in his Hebrew Lexicon the true meaning of the first word of Genesis, originated in those days of war against the expiring Neo-platonic and eclectic school. the fathers had decided to pervert the meaning of the word "daimon"*, and they dreaded above all to have the esoteric and true meaning of the word Rasit unveiled to the multitudes; for if once the true sense of this sentence, as well as that of the Hebrew word asdt **(translated in the Septuagint "angels", while it means emanations), were understood rightly, the mystery of the Christian trinity would have crumbled, carrying in its downfall the newreligion into the same heap of ruins with the ancient mysteries. This is the true reason why dialecticians, as well as Aristotle himself, the "prying philosopher', were ever obnoxious to Christian theology. Even Luther, while on his work of reform, feeling the ground insecure under his feet, notwithstanding that dogmas had been reduced by him to their simplest expression, gave full vent to his hatred and fear of Aristotle.
* "The beings which the philosophers of other peoples distinguish by the name Daemons, Moses names 'Angels'", says Philo Judaeus.
** Translated in the English Bible as "fiery law" - Deuteronomy (Chapter 33)
THE SECRET DOCTRINE : VOLUME ONE - COSMOGENESIS by H.P BLAVATSKY
The Hermetic philosophers called Theoi, gods, genii and Daimones (in the original texts), those Entities whom we call Devas (gods), Dhyani-Chohans, Chitkalas (Kuan-yin, the Buddhists call them), and by other names. The Daimones are -in the Socratic sense, and even in the Oriental and Latin theological sense - the guardian spirits of the humanrace; "those who dwell in the neighbourhood of the immortals, and thence watch over human affairs", as Hermes has it. In Esoteric parlance, they are called Chitkalas, some of which are those who have furnished man with his fourth and fifth principles from their own essence; and others the so-called Pitris. The root of the name is Chitti, "that by which the effects and consequences of actions and kinds of knowledge are selected for the use of the soul" or conscience, the inner voice of man. With the Yogis, the Chitti is a synonym of Mahat, the first and divine intellect; but in Esoteric philosophy Mahat is the root of Chiiti, its germ; and Chitti is a quality of Manas in conjunction with Buddhi, a quality that attracts to itself by spiritual affinity a Chitkala when it develops sufficiently in man. This is why it is said that Chitti is a voice acquiring mystic life and becoming Kuan-yin.
Please Enjoy Your Ride Through The Realms Of Spirit And Matter.
October 30, 2010, 10:49 am
I haven't seen that blog post since April this year, and wish I could add to it - perhaps I need to write another one. ;)
Recently, reading "The New Age Key to the Kalevala" I've come acrossed new information of Lucifer.
In Kalevala "Pohjan Akka" is the state of Lucifer, and the writer says it so well as he states that Lucifer is symbol in the ethereal world of what is Light and Dark - that his job is one of the hardest, to teach humans the sometimes truly subtle differences between good and evil, between what is Light and what is Darkness and where in them is the diffrence.
And we have been taught to hate him and fear him for it.
Thank you, Capp, for bringing this back to my awareness.
Be Blessed in Love, Light and Joy!
October 29, 2010, 11:03 pm
If it works for you then that is good, your path is always better than anothers for sure. I believe it is saying that 'demon' is a word that has been deliberatly distorted to mean something else, when the true meaning refered to the spirits as a whole, even what we conceive as 'angels'.
Yes it seems the idea of matter and density have a sedative effect on our higher-nature, which I believe is caused by fear, igorance etc as a root concept. Yet matter is rooted in spirit and soul, so one is a manifesation of the other. It seems to point out that darker spirits serve a higher purpose to those in physical-form (as we are all spirits who have descended into matter for knowledge to assist our evolution). If we did not have cause and effect there would be no law to teach us right from wrong. So what we perceive as 'evil' is fulfilling a dark but important duty in assisting us to evolve and transcend the physical state. If our soul-spirit is made from say seven bodies/colours like a rainbow united they are white light, but it involves the involvement of each separate colour to work in union. The denser energies do exist, as matter which is effected by the earths gravity (holding us here) until we can liberate our selves from the cycle of birth-life-death and move to the next stage of form as spirits (who do not incarnate again in flesh) and doing our duty in 'unseen ways', and then to transcend even that to live a much higher experience/role/duty.
We seem to be understanding it in a similar way, really apprecaite your observation about this and thank you kindly for your imput. Very much we can use each other to see things other ways, conductive to each others personal goals. If you have any more to add please feel free to do so, I very much respect your insights.
I Have To Say
October 29, 2010, 10:25 pm
it's interesting - because I do believe in 'angels' in the sense that I've had specific encounters which felt 'angelic' and therefore felt the energy of love. I use 'angels' less as a 'antamorphic' term than a way to 'relate' to something unseen. The power of the universe is another way of seeing it. Yet the archangels themselves give an easy reference point if you want a particular help in a particular way - i.e. you want protection - call Michael etc.
Now demons is harder one to 'quantify' - I have seen 'denser' energy but I would term the 'demons' and I was never 'afraid' - yet I do sometimes go with the idea of using protection before I engage in a meditative ritual which clears my mind, which in itself would mean I would believe in the 'lower energy' as negative and dark... so in a sense the labels themselves create duality, i.e. if you are assuming you need protection or an angel, you're assuming there is a 'demon' to be protected from. It's just that I also know the denser energies exist and honestly, I don't really want them entering my aura when I'm really trying to connect to my higher self - that's where my need for the 'protection' comes from.
I suppose, for myself, the overcoming of the 'fear' factor, has less to do with actually being fearless, than just understanding 'fear' as that uncomfortable feeling I get and being able to discern my next action. If 'fear' is the reason I'm taking action, inevitability I take the wrong step. If love is where I'm coming from, either for love of self or others, then the step is always right.
October 29, 2010, 9:07 pm
Like the white and black serpents who twine each other
Of the gnostics/Zorastrians
The lovers cease their quarrel
And enter into one another in union
Calm following the tempest
Thanks for you wisdom and depth
To think beyond the false teachers who decieve
The talking parrots of duality
October 29, 2010, 9:02 pm
Most people seem happy to wollow in the self-pity of misinterpretation
And never find the power to rise up from it
What you say in your blog is welcome truth to some
Maybe people just need something to hate/fear
And always what is not understod by the 'experts'
Many will never leave ignorance
and always ridicule those who have
Out of jealousy perhaps
May you always remain beloved
Very Kindest Regards
Angels N Demons
October 29, 2010, 2:52 pm
When the Divine Mother Presence comes into play, the battle between Demons vs Angels subsides.... Peace Reigns....
FRom the Heart of a Saint, Emperor JzS my love to you all...
October 29, 2010, 10:51 am
I would agree with that, I think alos its saying thatpowers in nature lend their essence to help complete man, elementals (and dissolution of elements when the connection with body is lost) linar and solar bodies. I imagine the solar body (angel/spirit lunar/soul earth/body)is something like/identical to HS. Still working with that stuff a bit - Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled are four thick volumes!
Will check up that post certainly
Daemon ➣➣➣ Demon
October 29, 2010, 10:28 am
Originally the Daemon was the spirit’s Higher Self. Organized religion co-opted & morphed the Gnostics' Daemon into a demon. This demon had an entirely different meaning than the original Daemon!
Much more on the daemon:
Early Christian Literalist vs Gnostic Views-