Iranian Earthquake thoughts/Stealing
Date: Thu Jan 1, 2004 3:49 pm
Subject: Re: [anthroposophy] Iranian Earthquake thoughts/Stealing
I know exactly how you are feeling and it
is why I would never knowingly view that video. The same thing
happened to me when I watched "The White Rose". At
the end of the movie, it shows Sophie facing the guillotine.
Shortly afterward, it shows the actual photographs of the martyrs
and when they died. I said before that it was at least 45 minutes
before I could leave the theater and at least 5 people patted
me on the shoulder on their way out, I was such a mess.
We need to remember, too that Steiner talked
about the ancient Aztec mysteries where a human being was sacrified
and his beating heart held up in front of the masses. I also
think of the not so distance pratice of public hangings, the
public guillotine executions during the French Revolution and
the rise of prurient interest in making state executions available
for viewing to the public. All of these things have a devastatingly
corrupt effect on the souls of the viewers. There are two issues
- the direct karmic effects of the murder and the poisonous effect
of allowing such a thing to be witnessed. The daily news is really,
a carrier of this poison. Even "in the movies" - as
I have already alluded to in a previous post - there is a terribly
corrupting effect of the countless murders watched and the effect
of more and more gruesome representations that it takes to keep
the audiences titillated. I liked the first couple of Indiana
Jones movies, but I remember that when I rented, I think it was
"the temple of doom" - I had to turn it off. There
was a scene in a supposedly Egyptian temple where the priest
reached into the chest of a living victim just with his hand
and pulled out his beating heart. Do you realize how many CHILDREN
have watched this movie? And no one thinks anything is wrong
I think that it is important to know about
these things and probably to read about them, but I don't think
that anyone striving to even keep on being a sensitive person,
much less a "clairvoyant" sort of person, should actually
watch these things. Watching them allows the full effect to take
place, no matter what the subsequent thoughts are. It's like
why children should not watch fairy tales in movies, but only
hear them. That way, their souls have the opportunity to filter
out anything that they are not developmentally ready for and
prevent it from doing harm. I think the only kind of person who
can really watch these kinds of atrocities are exorcists. Only
people esoterically trained to wield the tools of psychic combat
can have any chance. And even so, I have heard that such people
are usually torn down in time. Their work is a sacrifice that
few people have any idea of.
I had a bad experience about six months ago.
I was surfing the net looking for pictures of kitty cats. I take
very serendipitous routes. I found a sight with some nice stuff
and clicked on a link that said something like "exploitation."
I just wasn't thinking. I must have thought it would be cartoons
or something. There were the most GOD-AWFUL pictures of laboratory
experiments! I just freaked out! I had to run to my next door
neighbor, screaming and sobbing. I really had trouble getting
my breath. It took a LONG time to recover at all. Well, I later
e-mailed the folks at that site. They are totally well meaning,
totally vegan really crusading for the animals. Their intention
was only the good. But I told them that people who are already
knowledgable and sensitive to these things must have a much clearer
warning about what they are about to see. I also think it should
be off limits to under 18. Talk about OBSCENE!! If I had kids,
I would rather they see sex for hours at a time than a minute
of those pictures!! Why do we prohibit a movie if there is but
frontal nudity yet let basically all ages into movies filled
with the true obscenity of violence?
I couldn't even watch any news program that
started to talk about the cannibal. I won't even say his name
in print. There was something attached to that that made me totally
unable to even hear about it. I'm not even going to wonder why,
because I can't think about it. It certainly was no wonder, though
that he was killed in prison. I'm sure that even the most hardened
criminals had no defenses against that kind of evil.
The only thing that I would want to say, though,
even though I know so well how you feel right now, is please
try not to think in terms of "them" meaning other countries
or political factions. Please remember that "we" meaning
the US and its allies do the same things, although not always
in the same way. I mean, we do do the same things, but we tend
to be a little more subtle in our presentations.
As I said before, referencing "Wag the
Dog", perhaps some movies are a kind of "confessional"
telling people how things really are under the guise of fiction.
You can get away with anything if you call it fiction. Kind of
like a murderer who confesses to the police in such a way that
they can't possibly believe his story. He gets exonerated and
off scot free. It happens more than you might think. Eyes Wide
Shut is a good example, but I think they made the "black
magic" scenes much too light. Too cliched and simplistic.
The people seemed a little bit silly. I think that such things
are real, but more awful than even Kubrick would dare to portray.
Do you remember the Wicked Queen in Snow White? She demanded
Snow White's heart and liver to eat. Something really awful lives
in that story! do you remember the true ending? She is made to
dance in red-hot iron shoes until she drops dead. My children
(the very end of Kindergarten) audibly sighed the first time
I got to that ending. They NEEDED such a fate for that witch!!!
They really NEEDED it!! Red-hot iron - is that a Michael force,
In fact, it is coming to me as I write this
that I should suggest to you, Bradford, to go right now and get
out any good fairy tale book and read them, any of them, until
you fall asleep tonight. Don't anguish your soul with more thinking
directly about the horrors. Drink the healing potion that the
Fairy Tales contain. You will be better for it, I know. I can
feel your pain and I am crying, too.
I'll hit the send button now, hoping that
you are still online and get this message tonight.
God Bless You!!
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