There are forces that drag down spiritual knowledge, whether they are in the world or within a person.
Darkness opposes light, but at the same time it gives form to the universe, and it’s in this form that we both exist and learn. However when darkness is greater than light, less is seen and the opportunity for that which favors light can be diminished. Truth is of light and when it shines on the darkness of lies it exposes it. Whoever wants light in themselves and in the world should actively seek it. It’s the same for truth in the world.
You’re never going to discover why you exist, and what the purpose of your life is, if you don’t do something about it. By doing little or nothing the forces acting upon you and everyone are so great that it’s easy get caught in living a superficial life. To have a genuinely spiritual life requires rising above the forces that drag you down and acquiring your own wisdom and experience.
Reading, discussing, watching videos and belonging to groups might be helpful to begin with, but ultimately it’s not going to get you there. If you want to have a rewarding spiritual life you’ll need to experience.
It doesn’t matter what you think about consciousness, higher truths or different dimensions – it’s what you do and what you are that counts.
In my experience, planes of existence beyond this world exist, there are higher beings, heavens, demons, and hell, they are real phenomena; and many of the great realities can’t even be imagined or dreamed about.
If you wake up in your conscious awareness of life, you’ll see for yourself what’s really going on. But if you try to become more conscious in your life and learn from the dimensions beyond this, you’ll encounter an ingrained passivity that can stop you, and it’s likely that you won’t even realize it’s there.
That passivity is ingrained into the subconscious in all of us by society, and by the feelings and emotions that are part of nature’s program, which we were born with.
This will drag your inner state down when you try to elevate it to spiritual states, it will make you search for pleasure and satisfy animal drives, it will keep your life stuck in this plane of existence, locked on a mechanical track with few choices, and you won’t even know it’s there.
Esoteric Knowledge is Used by the Few and Denied to the Many
The passivity has developed over time in the human race to the extent that it has effectively become domesticated, and in many cases resembles passive sheep. Along with the specialization of work and the increasing size of societies, the pursuit of pleasure is a key driving force in that domestication, and when people live for pleasure many compromises have to be made. Not least is a reluctance to attend to the things that really matter. Corruption sets into society, greed becomes a virtue, the environment is frivolously destroyed, there are huge differences in the distribution of wealth, etc.
People have less inclination towards serious issues and are more willing for others to do things for them. Other people and institutions then make many of their decisions for them with the result that a huge number of people are only able to understand simple slogans, and are thus able to be manipulated by those in power. In terms of spirituality, the tendency is to follow the herd and accept what they have been brought up with or what others do without any deep questioning. But spirituality is far too important a subject to leave up to someone else, or to have as a blind belief. It’s an individual’s fate beyond this life that’s at stake and that’s a very high stake not to take a serious interest in.
If you look for knowledge far enough you’ll discover a maze of ideas, but are likely to come across some information on out-of-body experiences and symbols. The two are related since the language of the astral plane is in symbols. By learning to have out-of-body experiences, you’ll be able to learn much more of what life and the universe is about. But you’ll also start noticing that symbols from the astral plane are everywhere in society.
They are in movies, in the logos of corporations, in ancient art, in music videos, public buildings, religions, they’re all over the place. So why isn’t everyone familiar with them? And why is it that mostly people and institutions at the elevated end of society seem to use these symbols?
Suppressing Higher Knowledge
The answer is that it’s suppressed knowledge, it’s powerful and enabling. Those in power want to restrict it’s use and don’t want it falling into the hands of the majority. The establishment wants to have control over it. Many powerful institutions throughout history have not wanted people to have it. That’s been the basis of persecution of many people in the past. It was part of the reasons behind the inquisition, the witch hunts, the brutal suppression of early Christian groups and teachings by the church, and the suppression of many individuals and groups throughout the history of the world. Those behind religions don’t want anything new to arise to challenge their religion, and atheism doesn’t want religion. Society wants conformity, and profound spiritual knowledge doesn’t conform and can’t be controlled; it’s usually developed by small numbers of people who don’t fit in.
The result is that esoteric knowledge basically has been wiped out of societies repeatedly, and yet there are groups at the higher levels of society who obviously have some kind of knowledge of esoteric symbols and ritual and a wider esoteric knowledge too. But you’ll often find this knowledge is inverted, it’s of darkness and is being used as a vehicle for power and evil.
For most people though it’s taboo to even talk about higher spiritual knowledge in many places. Even if you were to try talking freely about a simple subject such as astral projection, you might get a lot of negative responses and strange looks.
Higher spiritual knowledge is demonized in many ways in society and has been for a very long time and yet its darker aspects are so common in the music industry and Hollywood. Most people take it as fiction, but not all of it is, and I believe there are agendas behind its use in the entertainment industry, some working to affect people at a subliminal level and used to direct peoples ideas and attitudes in ways the media, and influences behind the media, want them to go. This gives an extraordinary level of control over people and that’s not healthy.
Not All Secret Societies are ‘Bad’
There have been many types of secret esoteric societies. Some were created for sinister purposes, some out of religions to further their agenda, some were created with good intentions, and some today have well meaning people in them doing good.
Not everything esoteric or occult is from the dark side. Fundamentalist Christians often label everything esoteric as Satanic, but it’s not; some of it is actually a remnant of white ancient knowledge. Some societies began as fully fledged esoteric orders, but became watered down with time, lacking people with sufficient inner awakening to participate in them.
Many of these became infiltrated by dark forces as people motivated by greed and power took control of them. Their original good intentions were hijacked to fulfill sinister purposes.
It is necessary to have levels of secrecy in many areas of life, in some areas of government for example (assuming the government is working for the benefit of its citizens). Esoteric societies used secrecy out of necessity for their own protection. Have a look at a video of Gurdjieffs ‘Meetings with Remarkable Men’, look at the levels of secrecy in it – towards the end there’s a secret esoteric school. They needed that secrecy to protect themselves from people who would have destroyed their school. Not everything secret is bad; esoteric knowledge has been protected by hermetic silence.
You can’t have something like this today as people would ruin it. Pearls are not given to swine, as Jesus said, or they will trample them underfoot.
The Use of the Word ‘Cult’ to Stop People Forming Groups for Higher Spiritual Knowledge
The cult word today is being used as an instrument of suppression and it restricts your freedom. If you take an interest in something spiritual, say astral projection, and you get together with a group of interested people, and they elect you to be the head in some way, you’ll immediately be classified as a cult leader and your group as a cult. And if someone attends and they don’t like you, they can lie about you in public and be supported by a huge number of institutions, religions, groups of abusive anti-cult witch hunters, atheists, the media and society in general, and if you look for justice you’ll find it’s priced beyond the reach of ordinary people. How are you going to withstand that? Your life will probably be ruined.
The media fuels the witch hunt, the sheep in society follow, and the bullies attack. Society is not free. People with agendas control the media and this is dangerous. Heretic, blasphemer, witch, pagan, cult, are all bigoted words meant to shut people out of society and destroy them. There are always lawbreakers in every aspect of society including spiritual groups, but they are the minority and there are laws to deal with them. Yet the actions of a few become the brush to tar the many with.
What does the labeling of a person or a group with the word ‘cult’ make you feel about them? It probably brings instant negative connotations, and yet that’s part of your programming; you should look beyond it if you want to be objective. Even Jesus would be called a cult leader if he were alive today. Bear in mind there are people with agendas who are pulling the strings behind the scenes that don’t want you to study esoteric knowledge, nor do they want you to form groups around it. They don’t want challenges, and at a deeper level, the forces of darkness don’t want the forces of light to emerge to counter them.
They don’t want you to become empowered by consciousness and wisdom and be different. Behind the scenes they manipulate the media to make you believe these things are wrong, but they are not. You have a right to gather with others to stand together and face ignorance, to fight for truth and to know the secrets of spiritual and esoteric knowledge. If you care, you should empower yourself with truth and become active for the good of society. It’s an interesting statistic that the most persecuted religious minority in the western world today are not Jews or Muslims, they are modern Pagans. Society is not free.
Spirituality has been Commercialized
While some alternative spirituality is not allowed, one type is encouraged – that is commercial spirituality. The alternative health and lifestyle industry in the US in 2006 was worth $300 billion dollars. That’s where your interest is being funneled. True spiritual knowledge is not given for profit making; you’re being deceived.
The figures of commercial spirituality are not spiritual teachers of substance. They are celebrities, their messages are simplified and watered down to the extent they are populist and misleading. They often fish other peoples ideas and present that work as their own. They are usually talented writers and speakers, but they are businessmen and women, supported by a highly sophisticated industry. If you have a spiritual message to share, but you’re not up to making money for these corporations, you’ll be ignored.
The Source of the Suppression of Knowledge in Society
Religion, lots of different interests, corporations, individuals and groups combine and organize to create the world as they want it and work behind the scenes. It’s been going on for a long time in society.
It’s my experience that there are people of a religious persuasion who are able to go into the astral plane. They have awakened psychic faculties for evil, and they go into the lower regions, to the abyss where they get their knowledge. This is how they access the intelligence of evil and this is the source behind a network of evil that is manipulating so much of the world today.
This spreads like the roots of a tree from secret societies through the upper scales of power and influence in society, until its influence permeates the lives of the unsuspecting majority.
Darkness has its hierarchical structure, which goes through society to a small number of initiates of darkness, then through the hierarchy of evil out-of-the body to demons and the forces of darkness. A hierarchy of light also exists, but it has lost its connection to society.
One of the results of this is that the different ventures of truth and good in the world have little or no understanding of the deeper, esoteric principles of life. Lacking that common understanding, they are split, weakened, dissipated and often easily become infiltrated by dark forces. Darkness has virtually won the war for the human race.
A Global Awakening is Not Happening in Consciousness
A lot of people today talk of there being a global awakening, but where is the awakening of consciousness? People are more asleep now than ever, there are no more societies based around esoteric knowledge like there were in ancient times, nor at this rate is there any chance of there ever being any. An awakening of information about important things in the three-dimensional world, though good, is not an awakening of consciousness. It may be that people are becoming more conscious of many important issues, but people are not becoming more awake in consciousness. The modern world is more asleep, and that blinds individuals to the wider realities of cosmic existence.
It’s easy to take the study of non-physical phenomena, such as consciousness and the astral plane, using scientific methods as the way to understand spiritual realities, but science has its limits when it comes to the study of consciousness and it draws theories about what its practitioners have never experienced. Many relying upon science claim that non-physical phenomena are constructed by the mind alone, but as non-physical phenomena are not meaningfully measurable by the physical, this again lacks credibility. The best way to study is by direct personal experience of the phenomena themselves. If you’re believing what science or the majority of people say, it may prevent you from searching for higher knowledge, such as learning to have out-of-the body experiences, while you’re stuck in inaccurate theories about the universe.
In my view it’s great that people search for truth in society, and I believe that each human being has a responsibility to work for the forces of light in the struggle against darkness. But there’s more a person can do, and that is to study spiritual and esoteric knowledge seriously and live it in life. There is a reality behind the initiations in secret esoteric societies. Whatever may have become of the society, the initiations are physical representations of inner initiations that take place in higher dimensions; they are part of the secret process of spiritual awakening. If people did become real initiates of light, even a small number in the world could create a powerful force for good.
Why You Need the Astral Plane to Understand Secret Symbols and Ancient Knowledge
Most of the symbols in use today have their origins in the symbols of the distant past, and they mostly have their origins in the symbolism of the astral plane. It’s unfortunate that so many people have not understood this aspect of ancient knowledge, but it’s not surprising considering the suppression that has been going on for so long.
When studying ancient cultures people draw all kinds of theories about their symbols, but they seldom understand that they are often looking at the symbolic universal language of the astral plane, probably because they have rarely, if ever, been there. Some interpret the symbols as the attempts of simple, but uneducated people, to understand or interpret the universe, or as entities and codes of evil societies, but most fail to understand that their source is often esoteric and without esoteric knowledge from the out-of-body worlds, you can’t read the language of many of the symbols. And to get profound esoteric knowledge usually requires becoming an initiate in the higher worlds.
Esoteric symbols are the language of the astral plane, and that is their origin, just as it is the location of ghosts, demons, angels, divine beings and much of the paranormal. Ancient peoples used the astral plane for knowledge and brought back its symbolism for use in their teachings and temples.
In the higher worlds there are initiates of darkness just as there are ones of light. People who become initiates of darkness get access to knowledge of evil, just as initiates of light get access to knowledge of light. While ordinary people get ordinary knowledge = dull.
Serpents are common symbols. There are ascending serpents (light) and descending ones (darkness). If you get higher knowledge, you’ll be more able to avoid falling into the trap of drawing conclusions from ideas that have no esoteric experience behind them. It’s easy to do that, but you’ll just stay blind to higher truth, even if you fight for truth on a physical level. It’s most effective to fight for truth on all levels and to empower yourself with the esoteric knowledge of light.
The Sleeping Majority Whose Destiny is Out of Their Hands
The consumer society with its indulgence in the lifestyle of greed has its price. Some of this is in the suffering and destruction that follows to people, animals and the environment. But it has a higher more subtle cost in the enslavement to the many corrupt structures and people that exist in society. And an even greater enslavement which is of the numbed, dumbed down sheep-like existence of a person who lives for their own pleasure, whose consciousness is asleep, who drifts through life in a semi-comatose state, oblivious to the major issues affecting their lives and to the wider universe around them, often with a tendency towards passivity, and having a Santa Claus like view of cosmic reality.
The average person doesn’t know the higher reasons for existence, nor what life’s spiritual purpose is, and their wider destiny appears to be out of their hands. The average person does what most do. Unfortunately that eventually involves moving on a circuit of lives from one to another until the last life is over, then submerging into the abyss (look up hellish near-death experiences if you want to get some idea about this). It’s unfortunate that the majority of people not only don’t want to wake up, but generally don’t want others to wake up either, thus almost everyone ultimately shares a similar fate.
Ignoring esoteric knowledge has a cost, a very high one, not only to society but also on an individual level, and most don’t realize what they’re missing.
Higher universal truth and esoteric knowledge is much more difficult to find and talk about than the truth behind events that happen in society. But it’s necessary to find them if you want true knowledge and a life with a spiritual purpose.
Know the Truth and the Truth Will Set You Free
If you don’t do enough to discover higher truths, you won’t get them. The best you can do is to get glimpses here and there, and try to be content with that. But why not be one of the few that wants to discover more about what’s going on, and be free in mind and consciousness?
One of the great problems in spiritual awaking is in knowing what to do and then making the sacrifices to do it – and then facing opposition from the many forms of the forces of darkness, and enduring the difficulties that arise along the way. The difficulties are the testing ground of life; we’re all in creation’s testing ground, and that’s why we’re here. Darkness enables us to see form, and opposition is necessary for awakening, and yet because difficulties and opposition arise, many people get discouraged and therefore few people actually try to self-realize. Moreover, the information on how to self-realize and reach higher levels of conscious awakening have become lost and obscured by the attitudes of many and by the efforts of some who have vested interests in suppressing it.
Therefore, study yourself and get knowledge from outside the physical world. If possible, become an initiate of light and go through an esoteric process of change. Be part of the struggle of the forces of light against the darkness, be aware of what traps you, be strong and set yourself free.