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Mangel an Integrität, Sünde – Das "Böse"
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Inhaltsverzeichnis (verbergen)

  1. 1. Das Böse als das Fernbleiben des Guten
  2. 2. Kategorien des Bösen
  3. 3. Unterscheidung luziferischer und satanischer Mächte
    1. 3.1 BW 175 – BW 199 / Ebene 175-199: Stolz
    2. 3.2 BW 1 – BW 174
    3. 3.3 BW-Bereich unter BW 50
    4. 3.4 Grafik: Negative Attraktorfelder und die Chakren
  4. 4. Verzerrung der Wahrheit – Attacken – Besessenheit
  5. 5. Zitate zum Thema Negativität und das Böse / Negativity and evil
    1. 5.1 Zitate von D. Hawkins
    2. 5.2 Quotes by D. Hawkins
    3. 5.3 Zitate von D. Hawkins – Satanische, dämonische, luziferische Kräfte
    4. 5.4 Quotes by D. Hawkins – Satanic, demonic, luciferic forces
    5. 5.5 Zitate von anderen Quellen
    6. 5.6 Das verletzte Gute und das verteidigende Böse umarmen
    7. 5.7 Quotes by various other sources
    8. 5.8 Quotes by M. Scott Peck – My Lai Massacre (case study)
  6. 6. Englische Texte – English section on Negativity
    1. 6.1 Catch phrases corresponding to various levels of consciousness (LoC)
    2. 6.2 'The Banality of Evil' [Die Banalität des Bösen] – Hannah Arendt
    3. 6.3 Lord of the Flies effect – Moral corruption by the power of controlling others
    4. 6.4 Negative vs. positive emotions – language and studies
    5. 6.5 Woe and gladness / Weh und Freude
    6. 6.6 Google's motto
  7. 7. BW-Werte: Negativität / Negativity
  8. 8. Index: Negativität / Negativity – Bücher von D. Hawkins
    1. 8.1 Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins
  9. 9. Links zum Thema Negativität und das Böse / Negativity and evil
    1. 9.1 Literatur
    2. 9.2 Literature (engl.)
    3. 9.3 Externe Weblinks
    4. 9.4 External web links (engl.)
    5. 9.5 Audio- und Videolinks
    6. 9.6 Audio and video links (engl.)
    7. 9.7 Audio and video links (engl.) – Philip Zimbardo and Milgram
    8. 9.8 Interne Links

Befolge die traditionelle Weisheit, die empfiehlt, das Böse nicht zu fürchten oder zu bekämpfen, sondern es einfach zu meiden.
Dr. David R. Hawkins

 


Fliegenpilz

 

Man wird auch mit den Mächten konfrontiert, welche die "dunkle Seite" der Bewusstseinsfelder beherrschen. Sowohl Christus, als auch der Buddha haben für solche Ereignisse zutreffende Beschreibungen hinterlassen.
Dr. David R. Hawkins, Licht des Alls.
Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen
, S. 224, 2006

KultCult

 


 

Das Böse als das Fernbleiben des Guten

Was sich unter dem BW 200 bewegt, schwingt im negativen, unlauteren Bereich. Das Negative ist die Nicht-Anwesenheit des Guten. Es ist un-wirklich und schwingt in der illusionären Nicht-Existenz.

 

Laut Hawkins sind die Haltung und die Taten von nur 2,6% der "bösen"1 Menschen mit einem extrem niedrigen BW-Niveau für 72% der Destruktivität der gesamten Menschheit verantwortlich. (1996 war das Verhältnis: 2,4% erzeugen 78% der gesamten Negativität.)

 


Marter der zehntausend Christen; Maler: Albrecht Dürer, 1507

Im Jahr 2007 befanden sich 85% der Menschheit unter der Bewusstseinsschwelle 200. Sie bilden zahlenmäßig 92% Prozent der Menschheitsprobleme insgesamt.2

 

Der Schweizer evangelisch-reformierte Theologe Karl Barth (1886-1968) erklärte, es gäbe für das Theodizee3-Problem keine Lösung. Laut Barth ist der Mensch nicht dazu berechtigt, Gott anzuklagen. Barth spricht dialektisch von einem Paradoxon: ''Das Böse ist die "unmögliche Möglichkeit."

 

Zu glauben, dass das menschliche Leiden jedoch von Gott komme, ist laut Hawkins und Ein Kurs in Wundern4 ein spiritueller Fehler, dem Hawkins selbst aufgesessen war, was ihn jahrzehntelang zum Atheisten machte5.
Tatsächlich ist nicht Gott, sondern die negative Kollektivwirkung des Egos der Urheber des Leidens. Hawkins rät davon ab, das Ego dafür zu dämonisieren. Seine tierische Natur darf nicht verteufelt werden, da es sonst unmöglich ist, das persönliche Ego zu transzendieren.

 

Nach dem Gesetz der Resonanz werden beim Menschen jene unerlösten seelischen Aspekte und Themen ebenfalls im Außen sichtbar und erfahrbar. Es gibt sowohl das nach Außen projizierte Ungeliebte als auch das wirklich-unwirkliche Böse in der Welt, das sich als zwangsbasierte Macht (Dominationsmacht) – Wesenheiten, welche die Wahrheit ausgeschlagen haben, ausdrückt.

 

Dieser Umstand drückt ein karmisches Einverständnis des Menschen aus, diesen Kräften ausgeliefert zu sein und von ihnen herausgefordert zu werden. Sie erspüren Verwundbarkeiten im Energiefeld eines Menschen und wirken manipulierend darauf ein (siehe Grafik Negative Attraktorfelder und deren Einfluss auf das Chakrasystem). Es ist ein innerseelisches Dilemma – der Tier-Engel-Konflikt – der auch im Außen erfahren wird.
attacked
Übersinnliche Angriffe – auch in in körperlich spürbarer Ausführung – erfahren spirituelle Aspiranten und Menschen guten Willens an ihren jeweiligen Schwachstellen, da sie für die fortgesetzte Dominanz negativ gepolter Bewusstseinsfelder auf Erden gefährlich geworden sind.

Kategorien des Bösen

Der deutsche Philosoph und Universalgelehrte Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716) unterscheidet drei Kategorien von Mala, von Übeln [dem Bösen]:

  1. Malum physicum – Naturkatastrophen und Krankheiten
  2. Malum morale – das menschengemachte Böse
  3. Malum metaphysicum – die Unumgänglichkeit des Todes

 

Hawkins betrachtet das 'Böse' in rekontextualiserter Weise. Naturkatastrophen und Krankheiten, als auch die Unumgänglichkeit des physischen Todes, sind nichts anderes als karmische Gegebenheiten.

 

Natur"katastrophen" sind weder bösen Ursprungs noch eine auferlegte Strafe von Gott. Diese Überzeugungen basieren auf einer verzerrten Wahrnehmung der Realität. Es ist der fehlende Kontext von Karma, der zu einer solchen Kategorisierung führt und etwas als böse, als ein Übel oder als Katastrophe beurteilt.

 

Hawkins unterscheidet zwei Kategorien des "Bösen"6:

  1. Projektionen des eigenen Selbst – das nur im Auge des Betrachters liegende Böse,
  2. Das Nicht-integere als eine effektive Dominationsmacht in dieser Welt – Wesenheiten, die GOTT zurückgewiesen oder geleugnet haben und damit Liebe und Wahrheit verneinen.

Unterscheidung luziferischer und satanischer Mächte

Buddha berichtet davon, wie er von Dämonen angegriffen wurde.
Jesus wurde bei der 40-tägigen Fastenzeit von Luzifer (von BW 50.000+ auf den BW 190 gefallen) versucht.7
Hawkins erfuhr ebenso Angriffe durch luziferische Kräfte, als er das Bewusstseinsniveau 850 erlangt hatte.

BW 175BW 199 / Ebene 175-199: Stolz

Luziferische Kräfte

  • Zwang, Kontrolle, Prestige, Gewinn, Ruhm, Reichtum, Bedeutsamkeit, eiskalte Berechnung (anzutreffen in Teilen der Akademia, Bürokratie, Weltorganisationen, welche die Menschenwürde, moralischen Werte und Lebensqualität der politischen und finanziellen Vorteilsnahme opfern)
  • Gier, Stolz, Triumph – gesteuert über das Solarplexus-Chakra
  • (Vorgespiegelte) Liebe zugunsten von Bezwingung und Vorteilsnahme – gesteuert über das Herz-Chakra
  • Verfälschte Rede – gesteuert über das Hals-Chakra
  • Verzerrte Wahrnehmung – gesteuert über das Dritte Auge-Chakra
  • Ego-Stolz und Egozentrik statt Hingabe an GOTT – gesteuert über das Scheitel-Chakra
  • Missverständnisse, subtile Verfälschungen, Kontextverschiebung auf der Basis des irrigen Denkmodells
    TäterOpfer
    Orientiert an Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 122, S. 225, S. 228, 229, 2006

BW 1BW 174

Satanische Kräfte

  • Drehen sich um Neid, Hass, Eifersucht, Rache, und setzen Tod und Zerstörung frei und agieren über klassische Versuchungen (wie Verführung, Verblendung, Sucht, Sensationslüsternheit)
  • Dort anzutreffen, wo der dekadente Spaßfaktor ausschlaggebend ist, wie beispielsweise in Videospielen und Medienproduktionen, die Mord, Gewalt, Verführung, Nervenkitzel, Aufregung, Blutvergießen, Verbrechen thematisieren.
  • Verbunden mit Neid, Hass, Eifersucht, Rache  – gesteuert über das Organ/Chakra Milz und das Wurzel- und Sakral-Chakra
    Zusammengefasst nach Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 123, S. 223, 224ff, 2006

BW-Bereich unter BW 50

Dämonische Kräfte

Grafik: Negative Attraktorfelder und die Chakren

Ersteller der Grafik: ehemaliger Spiritualwiki-Autor elb

Verzerrung der Wahrheit – Attacken – Besessenheit

Politische und gesellschaftliche Standpunkte, welche das Attraktorfeld von Stolz wiederspiegeln, schwingen auf BW 190, wo auch das gefallene Luziferische steht. Die Entstellung von Wahrheit ergibt sich aufgrund der Leugnung des Kontextes und der Zerstückelung von Inhalten zusammen.
Zusammenfassung aus Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 226, 2006 und
Videovortrag mit Muskeltest-Demonstrationen Power vs. Force, Volume Serie I, DVD 2 von 2, 1996

 

Fallbeschreibung eines zeitweise Besessenen auf zwei BW-Ebenen:
Der BW eines Mann kalibrierte bisweilen in den oberen 300ern und zu anderen Zeiten extrem niedrig (BW 70). Normalerweise klaffen Messungen von Bewusstseinswert nicht so krass auseinander (390 : 70).
Eine Nachfrage-Messung ergab: Der Körper der getesteten Person war von zwei Bewusstseinsentitäten bewohnt.
Wenn die 300er-Persönlichkeit die Oberhand hatte, verhielt sich der Mann positiv und vernünftig. Sobald die 70er-Persönlichkeit eingeblendet war, hörte der Mann vorgeblich "Gottes Stimme", sprich auf eine dämonische Einflüsterung, die ihm befahl, grausame Dinge auszuführen. Dies setzte sich solange fort, bis er tatsächlich gemeingefährlich wurde.
Zusammenfassung aus Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 225, 2006

 

Attackenreiter, die von luziferischen oder satanischen Kräften beeinflusst und überschattet werden, entlarven sich:
a) am offensichtlichen Grad der gezeigten Dummheit und Dreistigkeit und
b) durch eine veränderte Stimme und Stimmung.
Ein anscheinend intelligenter Mensch [etwa der gefallene Guru Osho/Bhagwan], der sich gut ausdrücken kann, sagt und tut plötzlich etwas horrend Unangemessenes, indem er sich beispielsweise als 'größer als Jesus' erklärt.
Zusammenfassung aus Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 227, 2006

Zitate zum Thema Negativität und das Böse / Negativity and evil

Zitate von D. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

  • Sünde ist Eigennutz; Eigennutz ist Wettkampf auf der ganzen Linie. Quelle unbekannt

 

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Stichwort:

Angriff aus feinstoffliche Ebenen

  • Spirituell hoch entwickelte Menschen bilden eine ernsthafte Gefahr für jene Kräfte, die Gott entgegenwirken. Daher kann es sein, dass sie feinstofflich angegriffen werden an Stellen, wo sie verletzlich sind und bei Positionalitäten, denen sie noch anhaften. Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Das Leben ist nicht böse; es ist nur mit Mängeln behaftet. Diese müssen in Ordnung gebracht werden, um zu leben. Demzufolge ist das animalische Gehirn auf den Plan getreten, als das Leben entdeckte, dass es sich ordnen müsse, um zu überleben. Quelle unbekannt

 

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Freuds Ich-Komplex:

Freuds Modell des Es, Ichs, Über-Ichs graphische Darstellung; Das "Id" (wörtlich ES) ist der dem Lustprinzip folgende primitiv denkende Teil des Ich-Komplexes.

  • Jegliches sittliche und ethische Verhalten ist für das Id, das weder haftbar noch verantwortlich sein will, eine verhasste Einschränkung angesichts seiner Freiheit. Das Böse wird auf eine äußere Ursache projiziert. Es fühlt sich der Wahrheit und dem Göttlichen überlegen. Quelle unbekannt

 

  • In Wirklichkeit gibt es nur eine angemessene "Buße" für falsches Tun, und das ist Veränderung. Statt das Negative zu verdammen, wählen wir das Positive. OU Das All-sehende Auge, S. 212, 2005

 

 

  • Die Massennegativität bezieht ihr Gleichgewicht immer noch von der kleinen Minderheit der Bevölkerung, die auf sehr hohen Frequenzen schwingt. Diese reicht aus, um das Gegengewicht zu der brutalen Negativität der Massen zu bilden, die ohne solch ein Gegengewicht zur Zerstörung der Menschheit führen würde. Das All-sehende Auge, S. 427, 2005

 

 

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Luziferische Versuchung jenseits der BW-Ebene 600 bei 850

  • "Nachdem du [...] erkennst, dass alles Karma nur auf Illusion beruhte und es keinen furchteinflößenden, urteilenden Gott oder irgendwelche "andere Wesen" zu bestehen gibt, und wo du jetzt außerdem jenseits von Form und deshalb jenseits von Karma und vollständig frei bist, ist deine Macht unbegrenzt. Nimm' diese Macht als deine eigene an." Das Angebot besteht darin, sich mit Macht um ihrer selbst willen zu vereinigen und im luziferischen Bereich zu herrschen. Der Verführungsversuch richtet sich an das spirituelle Ego, mit dem Ansinnen Gottes Macht zu besitzen, jedoch Gottes Liebe zurückzuweisen. Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, Kapitel 15 Karma, S. 352-353, 2006

Quotes by D. Hawkins

Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10, 19 (NT)

 

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

Fault Register

Take a legal size pad. Write down all your faults. Write down your faults that other people think you have, even though you think they’re liars. And now own them all. Even if they see you that way and you are not that way you take responsibility. [...] You just presume that there is some degree of truth in all of it. [...] If you own your possible downside, nobody has any place to attack you.
People intuit where you have got a chink; and that's what they go for. If you are being abused by people in various ways it's because you are attracting it by something that you are not owning something about yourself. [...]
Besides, there’s nothing wrong with being stupid and ugly. [Laughing]
So we admit our faults, and we stop labeling them faults. [...]
We have to get over narcissistic sensitivity. [...] The best advice is to get over it.
All negative reactions are not caused from outside; it's how you choose. [...]
The way to become bulletproof is to own any negativity that you can even imagine might apply to yourself. [minute 46:07]
When you are going to accept that you run into the ego the way to overcome the ego's reaction to that is to say,
I'm stupid and ugly!? It doesn’t matter; God loves me anyway.

Sedona Seminar Emotions and Sensations, DVD 1 of 3, minute 43:00, 17. April 2004

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • The extreme negativity of many popular works of pseudophilosophy, for example, is obvious if one tests these books. But even being forewarned can't defend us against unwitting entrainment by invisible energy fields that activate when these works are read. One may think that he can maintain his psychic independence by refuting the work intellectually, but mere exposure to the material has a profound negative effect that continues even after the material is intellectually rejected. It's as though, within these negative influences, there's a hidden virus whose invasion of our psyche goes unnoticed. Afflicted by Forces Unseen?, excerpt from Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, S. ?, Hay House, February 2002

 

  • But, conversely, the extreme negativity of a few perverse individuals can sway entire cultures and produce a global drag on the general level of consciousness, as history illustrates too well. Kinesiological testing indicates that a mere 2.6 % of the human population, identifiable by an abnormal kinesiological polarity (testing strong to negative attractors and weak to positive attractors), account for 72 % of society's problems. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, chapter, 5 Social Distribution of Consciousness Levels, S. 101, Hay House, February 2002

 

 

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Juicing negativity for self-serving purposes

  • Most people seem to have a vested interest in the negativity of their perceptual world, and resist leaving it for awareness on a higher level. People seem to derive sufficient satisfaction from their endless anger, resentment, remorse, and self-pity, to actively resist moving on to such levels as understanding, forgiveness, and compassion. There seems to be sufficient gain in negativity so as to perpetuate ways of thinking that are obviously illogical and self-serving, much as politicians distort the truth in order to gain votes, or criminal prosecutors suppress evidence of the innocence of the accused in order to gain a conviction. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 36-37, 2001

 

  • Avoid negativity and the desire for worldliness and its greed for pleasure and possessions. Forego opinionation, the judgement of right versus wrong, the vanity of being 'right' and the trap of righteousness. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 65, Veritas Publishing, revised edition 2002

 

  • Seek to understand rather than to condemn. Venerate the teachers of these basic principles and ignore all others. Apply these principles to one's view of oneself as well as of others. Trust in love, mercy, infinite wisdom and compassion of Divinity which sees through all human error, limitation, and frailty. Place faith and trust in the love of God, which is forgiving, and understand that condemnation and fear of judgement stem from the ego. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 65, Veritas Publishing, revised edition 2002

 

  • Much relief is experienced when we realize that by adopting a spiritual life, righteous condemnation and the hate that ensures from it can be left to others. This pursuit of the spiritual 'good' benefits all mankind, and it could therefore be said to be the most praiseworthy vocation of all. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 67, Veritas Publishing, revised edition 2002

 

  • It is not very efficient or rewarding to 'battle sin' and get into a struggle to use 'will power' to overcome defects. These are already positionalities and traps that bind the mind in the dualistic error of 'opposites'. The way out of conflict is not to try to eliminate the negative but instead to choose to adopt the positive. To view that one's mission in life is to understand rather than to judge automatically resolves moral dilemmas. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 103, Veritas Publishing, revised edition 2002

 

 

 

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Surrendering Negativity

 

  • Satanic energies are directed at the 1-3 chakras,
    the Luciferic energies are directed at the 3-7 chakras. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 157, 2003

 

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Psychic attacks

 

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Book recommendation:

People of the Lie. The Hope for Healing Human Evil [LoC 450] Touchstone Press, 1st edition 1983, 2nd edition 2. January 1998

  • The so-called 'dark forces' are made up of entities who refuse or deny God and therefore deny Love and Truth. They are the "People of the Lie" as described by M. Scott Peck [LoC 475] (1936-2005), a psychiatrist [...].
    The Luciferic energies are adept at destroying the power of truth by propagating distortions, misunderstandings, and sophisticated, subtle warping by twisting content or shifting content into another content. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 159, 2003

 

  • The ego's addiction and survival are based on the secret pleasure of negativity, which cannot be abandoned until it is first recognized, identified, and owned without shame or guilt. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 311, 2003

 

  • In Egyptian mythology, the soul goes to Hades [Duat], where the Lord of the Underworld (Osiris) sits in judgment and weighs the sinner's heart on the scales, whose destiny then hangs in the balance. To understand this depiction (which operates quite mightily in the human psyche) we first note that it is referring to the 'underworld'. This is the judge in the unconscious mind that is self-judging and hands out sentences of guilt, suffering, and self-hatred. This myth is an accurate depiction of the dark side of the unconscious. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 331, 2003

 

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Tenet and lifestyle of criminality

  • Criminality is an established recidivist lifestyle for which no effective therapeutic endeavor has thus far been found. The basic personality is unchanged, and, with experience, the perpetrator does not change the behaviors but becomes more clever in learning how to escape detection.
    To a person with normal psychological makeup, a prison sentence is frightening. The culture is foreign and brings up guilt, fear, and aversion to the prior behaviors. These responses are totally lacking in the psychopathic personality to whom prison life is a very familiar culture; the individual is merely removed from the streets to another location and continues uninterruptedly. The basic tenets and lifestyle of criminality are actually the internal rules of conduct within any prison’s population and are attenuated in their expression merely by the threat of the prison administration. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 11 The Downside of Society, S. 193, 2005

 

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Psychopaths [LoC 35-80] scorn rules and regulations.

  • The calibrated level of the psychopathic personality of the typical criminal recidivist is generally between 35 and 80 on the Scale of Consciousness. So far, criminality has failed to respond to any therapeutics or course of techniques, and thus, society can only respond by maneuvers to protect itself as best it can, i.e., quarantine in prisons. Because the psychopath scorns rules and regulations, even those that would be called "common sense," the police detain citizens for what seem to be minor infractions because they know that the psychopath is irresponsible as a lifestyle. Thus, stopping cars for having a taillight out brings a high capture rate of criminals who are wanted for more serious crimes. This is the wisdom of the "three strikes and you're out" legislation that has been demonstrated to be highly effective in taking the criminals off the streets, resulting in the reduction of over fifty percent of street crime. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 11 The Downside of Society, S. 193, 2005
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Devastating 'Three Strikes' Law in the United States

 

  • The public in general tends to be naive about mental disorders, even when blatently displayed. People commonly believe that other people are basically just like they are. Nothing could be farther from the truth. There are many people who are the diametric opposite of normalcy and all that is perceived to go with the idealized state. The world is full of people who hate love, integrity, peace, and truth; in fact, it infuriates them. (M. Scott Peck [LoC 475] (1936-2005) US American psychiatrist, psychotherapist, People of the Lie. The Hope for Healing Human Evil [LoC 450] Touchstone Press, 1st edition 1983, 2nd edition 2. January 1998) Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 11 The Downside of Society, S. 292, 2005

 

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Malignant narcissism, the ultimate severe psychopathology

  • Malignant messianic narcissism […] is a combination of composite pathologies of an extremely low level of consciousness (cal. 30), plus the deficits of reason; an absence of conscience, the inability to identify with or value other human life; the disdain for human, moral, disdain for ethical values; disdain for women; greed for power; infatuation and aggrandizement of the self, and ego inflation to messianic grandiosity. The disorder […] occurs in two distinct forms:
    1. early onset (childhood bully type), and
    2. adult life onset after some years of normalcy subsequent to the gaining of power (i.e., "Power corrupts; absolute power corrupts absolutely.") […] (Nero, Caesar, Hussein, Khomeini, Napoleon, Hitler, Ivan the Terrible, etc.)
It also afflicts top, highly paid executives who "lose their sense of reality" and feel "entitled" to help themselves to the company's cash and assets. (Executive privilege. Where do they get the nerve? They have money, power, prestige. Yet some top executives have felt authorized to cross the line and use company funds for personal extravagances, Chicago Tribune, Susan Chandler, 5. September 2004) Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 11 The Downside of Society, S. 292, 2005

 

 

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Book recommendation:

Alban Butler (1710-1773) English Roman Catholic priest, hagiographer, The Lives of the Fathers, Martyrs and Other Principal Saints, the result of thirty years study, four volumes, London, 1756-1759, Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 26. May 2006

  • Another form of the dark night of the soul arises as a consequence of experientially falling from a high state (such as devotional joy or ecstasy) as has been well described in the lives of the Christian saints. (as though one has been abandoned by the Beloved). This may arise because one has used up their good karma, subsequent to which the remainder of karmic attachments and proclivities surface to be processed out and surrendered to God. Some of these are deep, such as self-hatred, resentments of God, and cherished beliefs that are often attached to beliefs about suffering itself. (e.g. That it will leverage God’s favor). Transcending Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, chapter 1 Shame: Despair, S. 37 (39), 2006

 

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Willful and wanton acts of desecration - perpetration and bystander effect

  • Inclusion in what seems to be negative karmic consequences occurs as a result of prior concurrence and/or participation. Thus, the cheers at the death of a gladiator are karmically significant as is taking grim satisfaction from pain and suffering or the death of others. To cheer on the implementation of the guillotine is to join with its karmic consequences. Transcending Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, chapter 1 Shame: Despair, S. 39-40, 2006

 

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Juicing on prolonged negativity

 

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Processing out negative feelings

  • With loss, the spiritual process of nonresistance and surrendering is effective (however, it is not a suitable process for those emotional states that calibrate lower than 75, such as depression, guilt, and apathy). A spiritually oriented person values all of life's experiences and sees each one as an opportunity to evolve spiritually. The technique of processing out involves very simple steps that all depend on willingness and the capacity to surrender.
    1. Stay with the feeling and stay focused on it unswervingly. Realize that all pain is due to resistance. The suffering of loss stems from the attachment and specialness.
    2. Be willing to become immersed in and surrender to the feelings without avoiding them. Notice that they come in waves and that surrendering to the most intense waves tends to decrease their emotional severity.
    3. Ask God's help and surrender the personal will to God. (It is helpful to read the ninety-first Psalm [LoC 650]8 or other favorite spiritual passages.)
    4. Be willing to endure and suffer out the process. If not resisted, it will process itself out and come to an end.
Although the suffering of loss is triggered by a specific event, the painful emotions of attachment have actually arisen from multiple sources over time, and there may be more of it below the surface than was first suspected. Thus, each loss actually represents all loss, for the experience is of loss itself and not just the specific event that brought it up to awareness.
A helpful source of strength during the processing out of painful emotions is to identify with all of humanity and realize that suffering is universal and innate to the phenomenon of being human and the evolution of the ego. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 98-99, 2006

 

  • Overt hostile aggression is a characteristic of psychopathic personalities in which the absence of consciousness allows for overt acting out of primitive aggression and results in low capacity for self control and intolerance of delay. Transcending Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, chapter 7 "Anger", S. 140, 2006

 

  • At this level, unemotional discernment replaces judgmentalism, which itself is usually highly emotionalized by anger, indignation, or vituperative denunciation and attack. While it is obvious that there are many elements and forces in the world that are deleterious to human life and happiness, it is not necessary to hate or demonize them but instead to merely make appropriate allowances and avoid them. Thus, what was formerly demonized now appears to be more like bad weather, a tidal wave, or a force of nature to be reckoned with but not hated. Life survives not by hating lightning but by avoiding where it is likely to strike. Transcending Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, chapter 11 Willingness, S. 215-216, 2006

 

  • Those who became enlightened often went through agonizing periods of facing the utmost of negative experiencing that was buried in their unconscious, of owning their own shadow, of looking at what they had held as most hateful and owning it, and then letting go of it (the 'dark night of the soul'). The letting go of what was the farthest removed from the truth in those positions at the bottom of the scale, the letting go of those positions that came out of self-honesty, led to the realization of the Truth. Healing and Recovery, S. 164-165, 2009

 

 

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Naive childishness

 


 

  • Jesus said, "Resist not evil." The way to handle evil is to ignore it, to walk away from it, to look away from it. Instead of fighting the negative, you embrace the positive; so the way you handle the negative in the world is not by opposing the negative, because then you get locked into a positionality with it, and you can't get beyond the negative. Instead, you just emphasize the positive. Interview with David R. Hawkins, Dialogues on Consciousness and Spirituality, transcript on Advanced States of Consciousness, spiral-bound, Veritas Publishing, Sedona, Arizona, 1. January 1998 Transcript removed from Veritaspub' sale offer in mid 2013

 

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Sub topic:

Dealing with one's own Shadow side

  • If you're really serene you can be upset and it won't even bother you. Audio interview Serenity, presented by suspended US American web radio station Beyond the Ordinary, hosts Nancy Lorenz and Elena Young, 60 minutes duration, aired 12. July 2005

 

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Demonic possession by lower astral entities

  • The nervous system acts by induction. […] A materialist will think it's the opposite way. […] Her neurons cannot protect her from these demonic energies cause she’s hearing voices and seeing visions. So her nervous system needs protection against demonic attack. […] The world calls it demonic because it's lower astral, it's a lower astral entity.
    Demons will find a weakness in the neurological physiologic system and attack through there. You gotta block it off. She needs an anti-psychotic. Something like Prolixin or Stelazine. […] Why? Because they will block off that neurologic vulnerability to those energies and vibrations. There is a neurologic propensity. Negative energies will get through that impaired neurologic system. Demonic possession is because the nervous system cannot protect itself against those kind of energies. I’ve treated thousands of them. I’ve practiced 25 years. […] Seminar Title unknown, month and year unknown

 

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Not taking bullying personally

Recontextualizing the human condition expressed as inconsiderate behavior

  • To quit taking things personally means to become detached. That allows your perception of the person to be corrected. Also, it dawns on you they're not being that way with you, they are are just being that way because that's who they are. They are that way with themselves. You stop feeling being hurt because they are that way. Some people are gruff, mean and horrid. They don't mean anything by it. They are just gruff, mean and horrid. [Ha ha.] Sedona Seminar Positionality and Duality: Transcending the Opposites, 3 DVD set, April 2002 – Stop Taking Events In The World Personally, YouTube film, minute 4:36, 13:59 minutes duration, posted by StudyYourself 19. April 2012

 

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Antidote to negativity

Love [LoC 500+] containing openness and vulnerability

 


Sonnenfinsternis
  • One must be VIGILANT for that which is non-integrous. Those who are disintegrous see your vulnerability where all you see is love. There's a need to guard the gates. [...] It's not loving to allow that which is not integrous to remain in your life. So, certain executives have to go. As do certain other people in our lives, it would seem! Sedona Seminar Karma and the Afterlife, 3 DVD set, October 2002

 

  • There is that which is opposed to spiritual truth and it has dominated mankind until the late 1980's. [...] Those energies which oppose God, deny God and would rather have control of you and your beloveds did dominate this planet until the late 1980's. Then, for reasons not completely and totally known, the consciousness level jumped at 207.
    As you evolve spiritually, the power – not your power – the power of your energy field, your aura, whatever you call it, becomes more and more powerful and begins to dominate and that which used to dominating and controling until very recent times is therefore threatened by every spiritual aspirant. Everyone who reaches unconditional love then diminishes the domain of that which is non-integrious, diminishes its control. Consequently, one becomes the target for that which is non-integrous and would like to entrap you in its control. Sedona Seminar Realization of the Self: Final Moments, 3 DVD set, 14. December 2002

 

  • The purpose of the lectures is to prepare you for the downside of what will come up if you are spiritually, seriously committed. If you run around reading books here and there, play around in the astral realms and get channelings, etc. [...] you won’t have to deal with this! But if you are serious, the downside will come up. This is that which is opposed to spiritual truth and has dominated mankind until the late 1980s. Those energies which oppose God who would like to control you did dominate until consciousness jumped over 200. Sedona Seminar Realization of the Self: Final Moments, 3 DVD set, 14. December 2002

 

  • When you're attacked, what should your position be? The position should be to stand up for truth, to be answerable and to stand for truth. Whatever the consequences. That's what Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] did. […] The context is the power. Power just stands there. It doesn't do anything. […] Being what it is. […]
    Therefore, Gandhi defeated the British Empire [LoC 190] without a shot. Gorbachev [Political influence LoC 500] defeated the (communist) Russian monolithic regime, also without firing a shot. Sedona Seminar Realization of the Self: Final Moments, DVD 1 of 3, minute 00:45, 14. December 2002

 

  • Those who are out for spiritual seduction are very clever. The seduction is one of the satanic and luciferic. The luciferic takes the form of 'power'. There is the distortion of Truth. A teacher will have a grain of truth, yet the context is out. The satanic can take the form of 'sexual seduction' ("Sex is holy."). There is also the seduction of going after people for their 'money'. The secular and the spiritual are not the same. From a certain degree of abstraction they appear to be. Sedona Seminar Realization of the Self: Final Moments, 3 DVD set, 14. December 2002

 

  • The energy of non-integrity hates human life. Hatred there is primary, not secondary. It’s not something you did, not something America did, not something anyone did — they just are that way, and then they find a rationale to justify their hate. You started with hate, then you justify it. That hatred preexisted human life and all phenomena. It’s not good versus evil; it’s that which is more evolved versus that which is less evolved. Sedona Seminar Emotions and Sensations, 3 DVD set, 17. April 2004

 

  • Question: How to deal with questionable entities or demonic spirits?
    Answer: You can ask the entities, "Would you acknowledge Jesus Christ as your savior, yes or no?" That which is demonic will not acknowledge Jesus Christ as its savior. You can order them to leave you. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I order you to leave! Call upon the Christ to banish them. That is your right if Jesus Christ is your savior. Sedona Seminar Perception vs. Essence, 3 DVD set, 22. April 2006

 

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Mingle with Holy Company. Avoid demonic influences.

  • Choosing Holy Company means to avoid that which is non-integrous. Don't hang out with anything that is below 200. You don't come back unscathed. Demonic forces have been at it for thousands of years. They have been conning people. You are not smarter than them. The very fact that you are consulting them tells them that you want to be special. Sedona Seminar Spiritual Practice and Daily Life, 3 DVD set, 21. October 2006

 

  • What you think of as a negative experience might well be the undoing of karma. You accept that God’s grace is allowing you to recover spiritually from the damage you did to yourself. People in hell don’t have that option. Here you have, by good actions, the ability to undo your bad actions from the past. Not everyone has that option. Sedona Seminar Spiritual Practice and Daily Life, 3 DVD set, 21. October 2006

 

  • Everyone has the same sin – getting juice out of the positionality is the sin. Sedona Satsang Q&A, 2 CD set, 10. January 2007

 

  • Question: How do I best deal with a negative person in my life who is a drain on me. How do you balance that out? With having unconditional love and acceptance?
    Answer: Do you have to stay with this person?
    Reply from questioner: Yes.
    Answer: Okay, so you have to look at the positive side. I guess it's acceptance that is the way it is with that individual. Acceptance means you stop resisting it and that is the way they are. Sedona Satsang Q&A, 2 CD set, 10. January 2007

 

  • Question: Is it just temptation that lets gurus fall or are there actual demonic entities that are involved?
    Answer: Both. It's hard to explain without making people paranoid. [Laughter] That which is negative is constantly present on this planet, otherwise this would be a celestial realm and calibrate 600+. This is a transition, so in a realm of transition you have the highest and also you have the lowest. There are "demonic energies". In fact when you talk to a very negative person you can feel the energy and it's like very unpleasant. The higher you get the less those energies are agreeable and finally you avoid them altogether. And finally you reach a point where they have no effect on you. But for a long time you avoid them. The fallen guru syndrome is upsetting. Sedona Satsang Q&A, CD 2 of 2, 10. January 2007

 

  • Question: You’ve explained about luciferic and demonic energies, would you please explain what you talked about as far as the energy of confusion and how that affects us?
    Answer: Generally the negative energies are considered to be luciferic; it’s pridefulness, arrogance, seeking dominance, etc., seeking power for its own sake and satanic which is evil, pain and suffering and torture and that. I think it's an esoteric concept. There is a third and that is the energy of confusion, which is called abraxic. A-B-R-A-X-I-C. I think it comes out of Alice Bailey. Anyway it’s the energy of confusion and disorder. Everything goes wrong, nothing's on time, your zipper won’t zip. Everything is screwed up and no matter what you tell people they get it all wrong. It's an abraxic energy. The way you clear it is you deny its reality, deny its sovereignty and you say "My life is in control of Divine Order and Harmony. The reality of the Self with a capital S is Divine Order and Harmony and rules my life and I hereby reject confusion and disorder as a reality." You can see if you want to take over a population, the first thing you do is confuse them, so that is what the political strategists do. They have opposing gridlock and then out of that confusion you can take control of the field. So if all the players are running in different directions, it's obvious that anybody who’s got his head screwed on can take over dominance of the field. It's called abraxic energy. Thanks for asking that. Sedona Seminar What is Truth? The Absolute, DVD 2 of 3, track 18, minute 1:34:08-1:36:05, 21. July 2007

 

  • False accusations against our fellow man is probably the greatest 'fault' in today's society. [Paraphrased.] Sedona Seminar Practical Spirituality, 3 DVD set, 25. October 2008

 

 

 

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Ambiguity – two different types of "evil"

  • ... the seeming ambiguity in the teachings of Jesus Christ. Who said on the one hand that
    ► evil is in the eye of the beholder. In other words, is evil a perception, a projection of [from one's self] evil onto things. That's all in your own mind, and you say, 'that person out there is evil.'
    ► Then in the Lords Prayer it says – Lord protect us and deliver us from evil.
    Well, if evil was only a projection then you wouldn't need protection from it.
    And Jesus taught not to encounter evil, not to go to war with evil. Don't try to defeat evil, avoid it. Avoid evil.
    Prescott Seminar Freedom. Morality and Ethics, lecture 6, 3 DVD set, minute 1:40:00-1:44:00, 8. November 2008

 

  • The Buddha said there is no point going to war with them [evil people] because they will bring themselves down by their own nature. There is no point trying to go to war with evil because evil is self destructive, so let's ask that. We have permission. Evil is autonomously self destructive and will eventually burn itself out if we don't do anything about it. Yes. Oh thats a relief. [Laughter.] So Jesus Christ said don't go to war with evil. Why? Because evil plays by different rules than you are aware of.
    That which is demonic and comes from the lower astral realms does not play by the same rules as you do. Yes. So alright.
    [Paraphrased_] The term "wickedness" is not popular in today's culture. It needs reawakening. Prescott Seminar Freedom. Morality and Ethics, lecture 6, 3 DVD set, minute 1:40:00-1:44:00, 8. November 2008

 

  • Evil is whatever you define it as. Cottonwood Satsang Q&A, 2 CD set, 10. February 2010

Zitate von D. Hawkins – Satanische, dämonische, luziferische Kräfte

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

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Verführung eines Volks

  • Ein Zusammenwirken der negativen Extreme ist dadurch in der Lage, eine ganze Gesellschaft herunterzuziehen infolge von luziferischer Verzerrung der Realität, welche den satanischen Mächten die Tür öffnet. FU Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 113, 2006

 

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Mara, der Böse

 

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Versucher von Jesus und Buddha

 

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Unfähigkeit, Wahrheit von Unwahrheit zu unterscheiden

  • Während sich der Verstand/das Gemüt selbst gegen die satanischen Energien verteidigen kann, indem er sich auf einfache Moralgrundsätze stützt, hat er nur geringe Verteidigungsmöglichkeiten gegen Verfälschungen der Wahrheit, wenn sie überzeugend vorgetragen werden. Der Grund dafür besteht in der angeborenen Harmlosigkeit der unteren Schichten des Verstandes/Gemüts, die keine inneren Fähigkeiten besitzen, Wahrheit von Unwahrheit zu unterscheiden. Es kann von der Interpretation eines einzigen Wortes oder Satzes abhängen, ob sich das Schicksal eines Menschen zum Guten oder Schlechten wendet. Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 226, 2006

 

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Halbwahrheiten

 

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Machtkämpfe

 

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Gottesleugner

Quotes by D. Hawkins – Satanic, demonic, luciferic forces

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

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Satanic: Violence, seduction, murder

  • The satanic energies also hold dominion and sway over many activities of sensation and pleasure, including many video games and media productions involved with violence, seduction, and murder. [...] The satanic energies affect the lower chakras.
    The less obvious challenges and traps stem from the more sophisticated and subtle energies best described as 'luciferic'. They have to do with power, control, fame, wealth, importance, and prestige, as well as cold calculation, which require the rejection of love, compassion, or concern for others. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 156, 2003

 

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Negative influence on chakras

  • Whereas the satanic energies are directed at the lower chakras (base, sexual, and spleen), the luciferic are directed at the higher chakras, namely, solar plexus (greed, gain, pride), heart (sell out love for power or advantage), throat (distorted speech), the 'third eye' (distorted perception and capacity to discern truth). The luciferic energy of pride is directed at the crown chakra where surrender to God is replaced by the pride of the ego and selfish self-centeredness.
    The luciferic energy's primary tool is distortion of truth. Thus, it is directed at the mind and relies on false promises and half-truths.
    While the mind can defend itself against the satanic energies by reliance on simple morality, it has little defense against distortions of truth convincingly presented because the innate innocence of the substrate of mind lacks the innate capacity to discern truth from falsehood. Whether one's destiny is for better or worse can depend on the interpretation of even a single word or phrase. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 157, 2003

 

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Luciferic: chakras 3-7; Satanic: chakras 1-3

  • Satanic energies are directed at the 1-3 chakras, the Lucifer energies are directed at the 3-7 chakras.
    Luciferic energy of pride is directed at the crown chakra where surrender to God is replaced by the pride of the ego and selfish self-centeredness. The luciferic energy's primary tool is distortion of truth and is directed at the mind and relies on false promises and half truths. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 157, 2003

 

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Destruction of the truth

  • The luciferic energies are adept at destroying the power of truth by propagating distortions, misunderstandings, and sophisticated, subtle warping by twisting content or shifting content into another context. This is commonly seen in the error of 'Monday-morning quarterbacking,' that is, the context is shifted into another time frame. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 159, 2003

 

  • The Luciferic error is that although a spirit is evolved beyond ordinary human karma, it is still subject to the karmic laws of the universe and God. I. Reality and Subjectivity, chapter 15 Karma, S. 259, 2003

 

  • Two great sources of spiritual error.
    1. The Luciferic pride, force, control and the distortion of truth and
    2. the Satanic torture, pain, killing and sexual lust. […]
A common spiritual error is made by holding God as the author of human suffering, which is actually the collective negative impact of the ego itself. […] is easily transcended by seeing that suffering is the consequence of ignorance (falsehood) and misunderstanding of the true nature of Divinity. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 375, 2005

 

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Luciferic control on Earth ended in 1987.

  • The purpose of the lectures is to prepare you for the downside of what will come up if you are spiritually, seriously committed. If you run around reading books here and there, play around in the astral realms and get channellings, etc. you won’t have to deal with this. But if you are serious, the downside will come up. This is that which is opposed to spiritual truth and has dominated mankind until the late 1980's. Those energies which oppose God who would like to control you did dominate until consciousness jumped over 200. Sedona Seminar Realization of the Self: Final Moments, 3 DVD set, 14. December 2002

 

  • The Luciferic is about LoC 190. Why? Lucifer did not want to acknowledge the sovereignty of God. The Luciferic temptation. The Luciferic distorts reason and logic. It sacrifices truth for relativism; it denies the Absolute. It's the mad hatter tea party: A thing only means what I say it means. All morality and ethics are hated constraints against the freedom of the id, which seeks no accountability or responsibility. Evil is projected onto some external cause. It feels superior to truth, to Divinity. The satanic is represented by torture, maiming, blowing up busses. Sedona Seminar Witnessing and Observing, 3 DVD set, 16. October 2004

 

  • As you are devoted, you will be challenged. There will come a time when you actually realize you are being challenged by the opposite of that which you are. When that comes up, refuse it. It's your karmic entitlement to refuse the negative. You are karmically entitled to say, "Get thee hence, Satan!" Sedona Seminar God vs. Science. Limits of the Mind, 3 DVD set, 17. February 2007

Zitate von anderen Quellen

Wo ihr aber nicht also tun wollt, siehe, so werdet ihr euch an dem Herrn versündigen und werdet eurer Sünde innewerden, wenn sie euch finden wird. 4. Buch Moses 32, 23 (AT)

 

Seit der Zeit fing Jesus an, seinen Jüngern zu zeigen, wie er nach Jerusalem gehen und viel leiden müsse von den Ältesten und Hohenpriestern und Schriftgelehrten und getötet werden und am dritten Tage auferstehen. Und Petrus nahm ihn beiseite und fuhr ihn an und sprach: Gott bewahre dich, Herr! Das widerfahre dir nur nicht! Er aber wandte sich um und sprach zu Petrus: Geh weg von mir, Satan! Du bist mir ein Ärgernis; denn du meinst nicht, was göttlich, sondern was menschlich ist. Matthäus 16, 21-23 (NT)

 

Persönliches Bekenntnis

  • Ich war erstaunt [zu sehen], dass es in keiner Seele Böses gab. Ich fragte: "Wie kann das sein?" Die Antwort war, dass keine Seele an sich böse sei. Retrospektive Betrachtung von Mellen-Thomas Benedict, US-amerikanischer Nahtodüberlebender, Erfinder, Autor, Durch das Licht, PDF, übersetzt von Edith Zeile, 16. April 2011

 

Einsichten

  • Niemals tut man so vollständig und so gut das Böse, als wenn man es mit gutem Gewissen tut. Blaise Pascal [BW 465] (1623-1662) französischer Mathematiker, Physiker, Erfinder, Religionsphilosoph, Literat, Aphorismus
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Achtung:

Diese Aussage wurde Einstein zufolge einer Internetente zugesprochen.

  • Das Böse tritt auf, wenn der Mensch nicht Gottes Liebe im Herzen hat. Es ist wie die Kälte, die spürbar wird, wenn es an Wärme fehlt oder wie die Dunkelheit, die eintritt, wenn es kein Licht gibt. Albert Einstein [BW 499] (1879-1955) deutsch-schweizstämmiger US-amerikanischer theoretischer Physiker, Entwickler der Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie, Physik-Nobelpreisträger, 1921, Quelle unbekannt

 

  • Unsere Generation wird nicht so sehr die Untaten böser Menschen zu beklagen haben, als vielmehr das erschreckende Schweigen der Guten. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) US-amerikanischer Baptistenpastor, Aktivist, afro-amerikanischer Bürgerrechtler, Aphorismus

 

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Lösungsstau angesichts der "Rechtfertigung Gottes"

Theodizee-Paradoxon9
Barth führt aus, dass der Mensch nicht dazu berechtigt sei, Gott hinsichtlich der Existenz des Bösen anzuklagen.

  • Das Böse ist die "unmögliche Möglichkeit". Karl Barth [Kirchenvater des 20. Jahrhunderts] (1886-1968) Schweizer evangelisch-reformierter Theologe, Kirchliche Dogmatik, Band IV/3.1, S. 199, Zürich, 1932, 1967, alternativ: Der Römerbrief, 2. Fassung, 1922, Zürich, 2005

 

  • Das Böse triumphiert allein dadurch, dass gute Menschen nichts unternehmen. Edmund Burke [BW 410] (1729-1797) irisch-britischer Staatsmann, Philosoph, politischer Theoretiker, Autor, Aphorismus

 

 

  • Es gibt eine besonders unsympathische Art von Dummheit, die Bosheit. Ernst Ferstl (*1955) österreichischer Lehrer, Schriftsteller für Seelenwegweiser, Aphorismus

 

  • Das Böse hat immer Namen und Adresse. Zugeschrieben Bertholt Brecht (1898-1956) deutscher Theaterdirektor, Lyriker, Dramatiker, einflussreicher Bühnenschriftsteller

 

 

  • Für Nietzsche ist die Erfindung Gottes bereits Ausdruck eines Lebens, das entdeckt, dass es sich selbst nicht genügen kann. Mit der Erfindung Gottes wird das erste Kapitel in der Geschichte des Nihilismus geschrieben. Interview mit Rüdiger Safranski (*1945) deutscher Philosoph, Schriftsteller (Das Böse oder Das Drama der Freiheit), Warum sind Menschen böse?, präsentiert vom Schweizer Monatsmagazin NZZ Folio, Interviewerin Ursula von Arx, Oktober 1997

 

  • Von Gott abzufallen, ist für Augustin das Böseste, was ein Mensch tun kann, denn er verspielt damit seine Möglichkeiten, über sich selbst hinauszuwachsen, er begeht – modern ausgedrückt – Transzendenzverrat. Er schließt sich gegen die Fülle des Göttlichen ab, wird eindimensional und verstockt. Die Krämerseelen und die Realitätstüchtigen sind alle gezeichnet von dieser metaphysischen Dummheit. Interview mit Rüdiger Safranski (*1945) deutscher Philosoph, Schriftsteller (Das Böse oder Das Drama der Freiheit), Warum sind Menschen böse?, präsentiert vom Schweizer Monatsmagazin NZZ Folio, Interviewerin Ursula von Arx, Oktober 1997

 

  • Das Böse ist ein Abenteuer, weil es Grenzen überschreitet. Die Kunst hat immer hinabgeschaut in das Reich des Bösen und die Faszination weitergegeben. Aber die Kunst ist ein sublimierendes Genre, in ihr hat das Böse eine risikolose Präsenz. Die Kunst verpackt es in einen Cordon sanitaire der ästhetischen Distanz. Interview mit Rüdiger Safranski (*1945) deutscher Philosoph, Schriftsteller (Das Böse oder Das Drama der Freiheit), Warum sind Menschen böse?, präsentiert vom Schweizer Monatsmagazin NZZ Folio, Interviewerin Ursula von Arx, Oktober 1997

 

  • Es [das Böse] ist immer dort, wo die Sprache nicht ist. Sätze über das Böse sind immer unböse Sätze. Interview mit Rüdiger Safranski (*1945) deutscher Philosoph, Schriftsteller (Das Böse oder Das Drama der Freiheit), Warum sind Menschen böse?, präsentiert vom Schweizer Monatsmagazin NZZ Folio, Interviewerin Ursula von Arx, Oktober 1997

 

  • Die Hintergedanken, mit denen du das Böse in dir aufnimmst, sind nicht die deinen, sondern die des Bösen. Das Tier entwindet dem Herrn die Peitsche und peitscht sich selbst, um Herr zu werden, und weiß nicht, dass das nur eine Phantasie ist, erzeugt durch einen neuen Knoten im Peitschenriemen des Herrn. Franz Kafka (1883-1924) österreichisch-ungarischer kulturell einflussreicher deutschsprachiger Romanschriftsteller, Roberto Calasso, Herausgeber, Die Zürauer Aphorismen, Aphorismus 29 von 109, September 1917-April 1918, Aphorismen. Betrachtungen über Sünde, Leid, Hoffnung und den wahren Weg, Suhrkamp Verlag, 1970, Suhrkamp Verlag, 2006

 

  • Zehn ungewöhnliche Einsichten bezüglich des Bösen – aus John Ronald Reuel Tolkiens Buch Der Herr der Ringe, 1969/1970
    1. Das Böse ist real.
    2. Das Böse ist unsterblich.
    3. Das Böse ist offensichtlich.
    4. Wissen ist nicht immer gut.
    5. Das Böse besiegt sich selbst.
    6. Das Böse wird zugunsten des Guten genutzt.
    7. Das Böse wird gemildert durch Aufopferung.
    8. Das Böse wird gemildert durch Demut.
    9. Das Böse wird gemildert durch Freundschaft.
    10. Das Böse wird gemildert durch die Sprache.
Audiovortrag von Peter Kreeft (*1937) US-amerikanischer katholischer Professor der Philosophie, Boston College, The King's College, Autor, Insights into Evil [Einsichten in das Böse], präsentiert von MacLaurin Institute, 47:47 Minuten Dauer, 4. April 2003

 

  • Drei Viertel alles Bösen, das in der Welt getan wird, geschieht aus Furchtsamkeit: und diese ist vor allem ein physiologischer Vorgang! Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) deutscher klassischer Gelehrter, Kulturkritiker, Philosoph des Nihilismus [BW 120], Werke in drei Bänden, Band 1, Morgenröte, Viertes Buch, 538. "Moralischer Irrsinn des Genies", S. 1258-1259, München, 1882, 1954

Literatur- und Film-Zitate

  • Das eben ist der Fluch der bösen Tat,
    dass sie fortzeugend, immer Böses muss gebären.
    Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) deutscher Philosoph, Historiker, Dichter, Schriftsteller, Dramen-Trilogie |Wallenstein, Die Piccolomini, Octavio Piccolomini, V, 1, 1799

 

 

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Mephisto-Prinzip

  • Ich bin EIN TEIL der Kraft, die stets das Böse will und Gutes schafft. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [BW 465] (1749-1832) deutscher Universalgelehrter, Bühnendichter, Schriftsteller, gesprochen von Figur Mephisto, Faust. Eine Tragödie, 1808

Das verletzte Gute und das verteidigende Böse umarmen

Wenn das Böse dir gegenüber steht, dann schau ihm fest ins Auge.
Schaue solange hin, bis du im Spiegel der Augen deines Feindes dein eigenes Böses erkennen kannst.
Und dann ziehe dich zurück. Und schaue deinem eigenen Bösen fest ins Auge.
Schaue solange hin, bis du hinter ihm dein verletztes Gutes erkennen kannst.
Dann schließe sie beide, das verletzte Gute und das verteidigende Böse
so fest in die Arme deines Herzens wie du kannst
und kümmere dich nicht um den Feind.
Danke ihm im Stillen und lass ihn seine Wege gehen.
Sie werden die deinen nicht mehr kreuzen.
Solange du jedoch im Bewusstsein deines Rechts verharrst, wird dein Feind dein Feind bleiben.

 

Quelle: ► Safi Nidiaye, Die Stimme des Herzens. Der Weg zum größten aller Geheimnisse, Bastei Lübbe, 9. Auflage 25. April 2000

Quotes by various other sources

And I will put enmity between thee [Satan] and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Genesis 3, 15 King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition (OT)

 

The intention of man's heart is evil from his youth. Genesis 8, 21 (OT)

 

But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses. Psalm 68, 21, King James Bible (OT)

 

Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Luke 10, 19 (NT)

 

Jesus recommendation: Exorcise demons through prayer. Mark 9, 29 (NT)

 

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Romans 12, 21 (NT)

 

Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6, 11 (NT)

When faced with spiritual struggle/battle against the "dark world" and the "forces of evil", the armor of God includes a "belt of truth" and a "shield of faith".

 

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but sent them to hell, putting them in chains of darkness to be held for judgment. 2 Peter 2, 4 (NT)

 

The Supreme Personality of Godhead [Krishna] said: Son of Pṛthā, a transcendentalist engaged in auspicious activities does not meet with destruction either in this world or in the spiritual world; one who does good, My friend, is never overcome by evil. Bhagavad Gita [LoC 910], 6, 40

 

To overcome evil with good is good. To resist evil with evil is evil. Muhammad [LoC 740⇒700⇒130] (570/571-632 BE) Saudiarabian founder of the religion of Islam

 

Personal avowals

  • Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it. Misattributed to René Descartes ['Father of Modern Philosophy'] [LoC 490] (1596-1650) French philosopher, mathematician, key figure of the Scientific Revolution, writer, unsourced

 

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Erfurt school massacre, 2002

  • Before the homocidal maniac Robert Steinhäuser committed suicide, he was confronted by one of his teachers, Rainer Heise, who walked up to the demasking shooter. Pausing, having established eye-contact with Steinhäuser, he said,
    "Du kannst mich jetzt erschießen." ("You can shoot me now."),
Steinhäuser is said to have answered,
"Herr Heise, für heute reicht's" ("Mr. Heise, that's enough for today").
According to Heise, he then talked to Steinhäuser for a short period of time, luring him into the doorway of an empty room. When Steinhäuser was in the doorway, Heise pushed Steinhäuser into the room and quickly locked the door. Steinhäuser committed suicide shortly thereafter and his body was found by police a few hours after the shooting en.Wikipedia entry on Erfurt_school_massacre, June 2002, partially cited in: article Brave teacher stopped gun rampage, presented by press outlet of US American TV channel CNN, 27. April 2002

 

Recommendations

  • Noncooperation with evil is a sacred duty. You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees. An evil system never deserves such allegiance. Allegiance to it means partaking of the evil. A good person will resist an evil system with his or her whole soul. Mohandas Karamchand Mahatma Gandhi [LoC 760] (1869-1948) Indian Hindu sage, spiritual activist leader, humanitarian, lawyer, nonviolent freedom fighter

 

 

  • I just won't get into a pissing contest with that skunk. Dwight D. Eisenhower [Influence LoC 480/455] (1890-1969) 34th US president (1953-1961), five-star general in the United States Army, war criminal, referring to Joseph McCarthy (1908-1957) US American politician, Republican US senator, 1953, cited in: William J. Bennett, America. The Last Best Hope, S. 316, Thomas Nelson Inc., 1. April 2007

 

  • Let them throw their curses.
    If inside, I am connected to what’s true, my soul stays quiet and calm.
    Do you think Shiva worries what people will say?
    If a few ashes fall on a mirror use them to polish it.
    Lalla (720-790 BC) Indian mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, mystic, translator Coleman Barks (*1937), Naked Song, Maypop Books, 1992

 

Appeal

  • Silence in the face of evil is itself evil:
    God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) German Lutheran pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi resistant, martyr of the Nazi regime, founding member of the Confessing Church, cited in: Eric Metaxas (*1963) US American radio host, speaker, author, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, Thomas Nelson Inc., 2010

 

Conclusion – Questions

  • Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality.
    Should we all reveal our virtues we would also laugh for the same cause. Khalil Gibran (1883-1931) Lebanese US American painter, philosopher, poet, writer, Will Jonson, editor, Sand and Foam, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 27. September 2014

 

Insights

  • The man in the street does not notice the devil even when the devil is holding him by the throat. Johann Wolfgang Goethe [LoC 465] (1749-1832) German polymath, poet, playwright, dramatist, novelist, aphorism

 

  • If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself.
    What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
    Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) German-born Swiss poet, novelist, source unknown

 

  • We have met the enemy, and he is us. Earth Day poster featuring 'Pogo' and Porkypine, written and illustrated by Walt Kelly (1913-1973) US American animator, cartoonist, best known for the classic comic strip Pogo, 1971

 

 

  • We're dealing with religious fundamentalists. The people that run our planet are religious fundamentalists. And it's not Christianity, it's not Judaism, and it's not Islam, it's Luciferianism. We're all going to have to sit back and take in the fact, whether we like it or not. Playing ostrich doesn't make this go away. The people who have the money, the people who are running the military industrial complex at the highest levels, they are fundamentalist Luciferians. They believe that Lucifer is the good guy and that the average person is the enemy, that they're useless eaters and worthless sheep. And that they deserve to have dominance over this planet and that we should all serve them. And they're willing to have some of us here, but a lot less than there are now. That's their plan. Audio interview with David Wilcock divinecosmos.com (*1973) US American consciousness researcher, mystic filmmaker, lecturer, author, Episode 259 FADE to BLACK w/ David Wilcock, presented by US American radio station Fade to Black, host Jimmy Church, YouTube film, minute 52:27, 2:59:15 duration, aired 25. May 2015, posted 10. June 2015
  • It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe, that lures him to evil ways. Buddha [LoC 1000] (563-483 BC) Indian Avatar, teacher of enlightenment, central figure of Buddhism

 

  • Now, people say when they commit sin, that they do not intend to do so always; they intend to turn away from sin. That is just as though a man were to kill himself and suppose that he could make himself alive again by his own strength.
    That is, however, impossible; but to turn from sin by one's own power and come to God is still much more impossible. Therefore, whosoever is to turn from sin and come to God in His heavenly kingdom, must be drawn by the heavenly Father with the might of His divine power. Meister Eckhart O.P. (Eckhart of Hochheim) [LoC 705] (1260-1328) German mystic, Dominican theologian, philosopher

 

  • The only thing that burns in hell is the part of you that won’t let go of your life: your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away, but they’re not punishing you, they’re freeing your soul. If you’re frightened of dying and you’re holding on, you’ll see devils tearing your life away. If you’ve made your peace, then the devils are really angels freeing you from the earth. Meister Eckhart O.P. (Eckhart of Hochheim) [LoC 705] (1260-1328) German mystic, Dominican theologian, philosopher, source unknown

 

  • True negativity is not what someone else says to you, does to you, hurts your feelings.
  • Negativity is when you know you could heal yourself and you choose otherwise.
  • Negativity is when your intuition tells you: Quit this job! And you don’t.
  • You want negativity? Accept shame and let it mutate in your soul.
  • Everybody is vulnerable. The real risk is to sabotage yourself.
  • The risk is to be powerful. Negativity is to disclaim your power.
    Audio keynote address by Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, five-time New York Times bestseller author, Living a Fearless Life: Why Not Risk It All?, part 2, sponsored by Omega Conference, archived by Myss Free Media, New York City, New York, 31. March-2. April 2006

 

  • The vibrations of evil that mankind leaves in the ether upset the normal harmonious balance of the Earth. When the Earth becomes very heavy with disease and evil, these etheric disturbances cause the world to give way to earthquakes, floods, and other natural disasters. Paramahansa Yogananda [Mukunda Lal Ghosh] [LoC 540] (1893-1952) Bengalian Indian Hindu sage, yogi, philosopher, author, source unknown

 

  • It is a fact that cannot be denied: the wickedness of others becomes our own wickedness because it kindles something evil in our hearts. [...] the sight of evil kindles evil in the soul. Carl Gustav Jung [LoC 520/540] (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of depth psychology, author, source unknown

 

  • Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. Carl Gustav Jung [LoC 520/540] (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of depth psychology, author, source unknown

 

  • Evil has us in its grip [...] for only the fool can permanently disregard the conditions of his own nature. In fact, this negligence is the best means of making him an instrument of evil. Carl Gustav Jung [LoC 520/540] (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of analytical depth psychology author, Civilization in Transition – Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 10, paragraph 572, Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 2nd edition 1. August 1970

 

  • The devil is a preliminary stage of individuation, in the negative it has the same goal as the divine quaternity, namely, wholeness.
    Although it is still darkness, it already carries the germ of light within itself.
    Its activities are still dangerous and deadly, but at the same time it is like the darkness of earth in which the seed germinates. Carl Gustav Jung [LoC 520/540] (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of depth psychology, author, Maria Meyer-Grass and Lorenz Jung, editors, Ernst Falzeder and Tony Woolfson, translators, Children's Dreams. Notes from the Seminar Given in 1936-1940, S. 372, Princeton University Press, paperback 2010

 

  • No, the demons are not banished; that is a difficult task that still lies ahead […]. Every man who loses his shadow, every nation that falls into self-righteousness, is their prey […]. We should not forget that exactly the same fatal tendency to collectivization is present in the victorious nations as in the Germans, that they can just as suddenly become a victim of the demonic powers. Interview "Werden die Seelen Frieden finden?" with Carl Gustav Jung [LoC 520/540] (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of analytical depth psychology, author, presented by Die Weltwoche, host Peter Schmid, Zürich, 11. May 1945

 

  • It is a frightening thought that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. […] The individual seldom knows anything of this […] but let these harmless creatures form a mass, and there emerges a raging monster; and each individual is only one tiny cell in the monster’s body, so that for better or worse he must accompany it on its bloody rampages and even assist it to the utmost. Having a dark suspicion of these grim possibilities, man turns a blind eye to the shadow-side of human nature. Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) Swiss psychiatrist, psychoanalytist, founder of a new school of analytical depth psychology, author, R. F. C. Hull, translator, Two Essays on Analytical Psychology – Collected Works of C.G. Jung, Volume 7, essay On the Psychology of the Unconscious'', S. 35, 1912, Princeton University Press, 1967, 2nd edition 1. April 1972, Routledge, London, 2nd edition 1992

 

  • Self-righteousness is a loud din raised to drown the voice of guilt within us. Eric Hoffer [LoC 505] (1902-1983) US American philosopher, social writer, source unknown

 

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Evil

  • The first and most conspicuous effect of Illumination into full Cosmic Consciousness is one's awareness of the utter absence of evil, sin, or shame. There is no thought of such an unbalanced condition while in the one ecstatic condition of perfect balance, which the Light of love is. […]
    That which Man calls evil, sin, or shame – or any of its attributes, such as anger, jealousy, worry, fear, cruelty, lust, or the greeds which lead to murders and wars – are unbalanced conditions created by Man who has not yet learned the law love, which demands equal interchange between all opposite conditions in all human relations.
    Man, himself, has manufactured evil, sin, and shame because of the impossibility of keeping himself in balance due to his greeds, which impel him to take what he wants without giving in order to be regiven. There is no such thing in Nature as evil, sin, or shame. Nature is never unbalanced. The heavens give light and rains to earth and earth regives equally of her forests, crops, and vapors that replenish the heavens.
    That is Nature's manifestation of the law of love, which keeps Nature ever in balance. Walter Russell (1871-1963) US American polymath, natural philosopher, mystic, painter, sculptor, builder, author on the unified theory in physics and cosmogony, Home Study Course in Cosmic Consciousness, unit 2, lesson 7, 1950, revised edition 2001

 

  • The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it. Albert Einstein [LoC 499] (1879-1955) German-born US American theoretical physicist, developer of the theory of general relativity, Nobel Prize laureate; cited in: Gad Yaacobi, Breakthrough. Israel in a Changing World, S. 98, 1996

 

  • Before we see the Christ in ourselves we have to see the Hitler in ourselves. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. [Social impact LoC 485] (1926-2004) Swiss US American psychiatrist, death and dying researcher, founder of Near-death studies, author, source unknown

 

  • It is not their sins per se that characterize evil people, rather it is the subtlety and persistence and consistence of their sins. This is because the central defect of evil is not the sin but the refusal to acknowledge it. [...]
    How can this be? How can they be evil and not designated as criminals? The key lies in the word "designated". They are criminals in that they commit "crimes" against life and liveliness. But except in rare instances – such as the case of a Hitler – when they might achieve extraordinary degrees of political power that remove them from ordinary restraints, their "crimes" are so subtle and covert that they cannot clearly be designated as crimes. [...]
    Since I distinguish between evil people and ordinary criminals, I also obviously make the distinction between evil as a personality characteristic and evil deeds. In other words, evil deeds do not an evil person make. Otherwise we should all be evil, because we all do evil things. [...]
    Of course there are crimes of greater and lesser magnitude. It is a mistake, however, to think of sin or evil as a matter of degree. It may seem less odious to cheat the rich than the poor, but it is still cheating. There are differences before the law between defrauding a business, claiming a false deduction on your income tax, using a crib sheet in an examination, telling your wife that you have to work late when you are unfaithful, or telling your husband (or yourself) that you didn't have time to pick up his clothes at the cleaner, when you spent an hour on the phone with your neighbor. Surely one is more excusable than the other – and perhaps all the more so under certain circumstances – but the fact remains that they are all lies and betrayals. If you are sufficiently scrupulous to not have done any such thing recently, then ask whether there is any way in which you have lied to yourself. Or have kidded yourself. [...]
    If evil people cannot be defined by the illegality of their deeds or the magnitude of their sins, then how are we to define them? The answer is by the consistency of their sins. While usually subtle, their destructiveness is remarkably consistent. This is because those who have "crossed over the line" are characterized by their absolute refusal to tolerate the sense of their own sinfulness. M. Scott Peck [LoC 475] (1936-2005) US American psychiatrist, psychotherapist, author, People of the Lie. The Hope for Healing Human Evil [LoC 450], S. 69-71, Touchstone Press, 1st edition 1983, 2nd edition 2. January 1998

 

  • There are quite popular systems of thought these days, such as Christian Science [LoC 410] or the Course in Miracles [LoC 550/600], which define evil as unreality. It is a half-truth. The spirit of evil is one of unreality, but it itself is real. It really exists. To think otherwise is to be misled. Indeed, as several have commented, perhaps Satan's best deception is its general success in concealing its own reality from the human mind. M. Scott Peck [LoC 475] (1936-2005) US American psychiatrist, psychotherapist, author, People of the Lie. The Hope for Healing Human Evil, S. 238, Touchstone Press, 1st edition 1983, 2nd edition 2. January 1998

 

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[Paraphrased variant] Fairy tales are more than true – not because they tell us dragons exist, but because they tell us dragons can be beaten.

  • Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear, or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in the world already. Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon. Exactly what the fairy tale does is this: it accustoms him for a series of clear pictures to the idea that these limitless terrors had a limit, that these shapeless enemies have enemies in the knights of God, that there is something in the universe more mystical than darkness, and stronger than strong fear. Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) British journalist, writer, Tremendous Trifles, chapter XVII "The Red Angel", 1909

 

 

 

  • All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing. Attributed to Edmund Burke [LoC 410] (1729-1797) Irish British statesman, political theorist, philosopher, orator, author

 

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Definition of psychopathy

 

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Definition of evil

  • A simple definition of evil is: knowing better and doing worse.
    Evil is the exercise of power to intentionally harm, demean, debase, degrade, dehumanize other people, to hurt physically, torture, abuse or to destroy, to kill other people, or symbolically to kill religions, concepts.
    Evil is an exercise of power: putting cruelty into the world and demeaning human dignity. Video presentation by Philip Zimbardo, Ph.D. (*1933) US American professor of social psychology, author, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil, sponsored and presented by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology and Culture Forum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, delivered and recorded 2. April 2007, YouTube film, minute 16:22, 17:10, 1:50:58 duration, posted 10. June 2012, posted 14. November 2014

 

  • [Paraphrased.] Why do ordinary people turn evil?
    Social science researcher Albert Bandura, Ph.D. (*1925) found these reasons:
    1. Dehumanisation,
    2. Diffusion of responsibility,
    3. Obedience to authority,
    4. Unjust systems,
    5. Group pressure,
    6. Power and control,
    7. Moral disengagement
    8. Anonymity.
Video presentation by Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D. (*1933) US American professor emeritus of social psychology, Stanford University, author, What Makes a Hero?, commencement address, University of Puget Sound, 19. May 2013, YouTube film, minute 0:23, 9:14 minutes duration, 12. January 2011

 

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Distraced by bread and circuses

  • The evil was not in bread and circuses, per se, but in the willingness of the people to sell their rights as free men for full bellies and the excitement of the games which would serve to distract them from the other human hungers which bread and circuses can never appease. Attributed to Juvenal (55-140 AD) Roman satirical poet, collection of satirical poems, Satires, written ~100 AD, cited in: Ben Moreell, article Of Bread and Circuses, presented by defunct American libertarian magazine The Freeman, S. 29-32, left column of S. 31, January 1956

 

 

  • There is no escape from the world, the flesh, and the devil; they can only be truly renounced by being faced and overcome. The less evil is recognized, the more dangerous it is. To the extent that we [have not made the darkness conscious] we are complicit in the co-creation of evil playing out in the world. Paul Levy (*1956) US American psycho-activating healer, artist, author, Dispelling Wetiko. Breaking the Curse of Evil, North Atlantic Books, 15. January 2013

 

  • Evil can only happen in the global body politic when good people, looking away, remain silent and do nothing. Just as in a family system, the perpetrator does everything in their power to promote forgetting. All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing and remain indifferent, appealing to the near-universal desire to see, hear, and speak no evil. And yet, as Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. reminds us, "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."
    Some spiritual practitioners, for example, use their practice as a way to avoid dealing with real life problems. Every genuinely accomplished spiritual practitioner that I know, on the other hand, is fully engaged with participating in life. Spiritual practitioners who don't recognize the outer universe as a continually unfolding revelation of their inner process become entranced by and absorbed into the spell of their own narcissism and ironically, in their quest for enlightenment, fall into a state of self-hypnosis which limits their active participation in the world and is lacking in genuine compassion. Dis-engaging from the greater body politic as an avoidance of being in relationship with a part of themselves, they are unwittingly supporting the cause of wetiko. Paul Levy (*1956) US American psycho-activating healer, artist, author, Dispelling Wetiko. Breaking the Curse of Evil, S. ?, North Atlantic Books, 15. January 2013

 

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Investigating the thesis "The bad is stronger than the good"

  • Our memory for bad things is more robust than for good things. […] Losing twenty dollars stings more than finding twenty dollars pleases. Slides of negative stimuli (pictures of mutilated faces or a dead cat) trigger stronger activation in brain regions associated with evaluative judgments than slides of positive stimuli (a picture of a pizza slice, a bowl of chocolate). Negative things, Paul Rozin observes, contaminate the positive more readily than vice versa. A cockroach walks near a plate of truffles and they’re ruined. Place a truffle near a pile of cockroaches and […] they're still disgusting. Dacher Keltner, Ph.D., US American professor of psychology, University of California, Berkeley, director of the Greater Good Science Center, author, Born to Be Good. The Science of a Meaningful Life, W.W. Norton & Co., 12. January 2009, cited in: Born to Be Good, presented by the US American newspaper The New York Times, S. 4 of 6, 18. January 2009

 

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The daemonic turned demonic

  • [The daemonic is] any natural function which has the power to take over the whole person [or whole nation] […] the daemonic can be either creative or destructive [i.e., demonic] […] violence is the daemonic gone awry […] ages [such as ours] tend to be times when the daemonic is expressed in its most destructive form. Rollo May may-rollo (1909-1994) US American existential psychologist

 

  • We all have the potential to be killers. We found that the people who are the most violent are those who are incapable of embracing their own potential for evil. By projecting their shadow, their evil, onto the other, they justify their violence. They think they're emphasizing their purity, or restoring their purity, by destroying someone else. Howard Thurman, Ph.D. (1899-1981) US American college professor, theologian, philosopher, educator, civil rights leader, author, named among the 25 Most Influential People by weekly news magazine TIME in 1997

 

  • We are lived by powers we pretend to understand. Wystan Hugh Auden (1907-1973) Anglo-American poet, famous writer of the 20th century, originally published in Another Time, 1940, excerpted from Collected Poems. W. H. Auden

 

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Legitimacy of tyrannicide

Relinquishing nonintegrous oaths

  • No one is obliged to observe his oath of service towards a person who has broken the oath a thousand times over. Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg [LoC 440] (1907-1944) German Wehrmacht army officer, Catholic aristocrat, central figure of the German Resistance movement, shot at a failed plot to assassinate Fuehrer-dictator Adolf Hitler [LoC 430⇒40] (20. July 1944), Checkpoint Charlie Museum, Berlin, Germany

 

  • The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be either good or evil. Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) German-Jewish political theorist, philosopher, specialized in analyzing the rise of totalitarianism

 

  • The commitment of free-thinking people to psychiatric hospitals is spiritual murder, it is another version of the gas chamber, but even more cruel: The sufferings of those being killed are more painful and more prolonged. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) Soviet and Russian historian, imprisoned in the Soviet gulag, dramatist, novelist, Nobel laureate in literature, 1970, cited in: John Barron (1930 -2005) was an American journalist and investigative writer, KGB. The Secret Work of Soviet Secret Agents, Bantam Books, 1974

 

  • Ten Uncommon Insights Into Evil – derived from The Lord of the Rings
    1. Evil is Real.
    2. Evil is Immortal.
    3. Evil is Obvious.
    4. Knowledge is Not Always Good.
    5. Evil Defeats Itself.
    6. Evil is Used for Good.
    7. The Weapon of Sacrifice.
    8. The Weapon of Humility.
    9. The Weapon of Friendship.
    10. The Weapon of Words.
Audio presentation by Peter Kreeft (*1937) US American Catholic professor of philosophy, Boston College, The King's College, writer on philosophy, Christian theology, and Roman Catholic apologetics, Insights into Evil, presented by MacLaurin Institute, 47:47 minutes duration, 4. April 2003

 

  • La plus belle des ruses du diable est de vous persuader qu'il n'existe pas.
    [The devil's finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist.]
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) French art critic, pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe, poet, essayist

 

  • No matter how far you have gone on a wrong road, turn back. Turkish proverb

Literary quotes

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The Mephisto principle

  • I am part of the force which would do evil evermore, and yet creates the good. Johann Wolfgang Goethe [LoC 465] (1749-1832) German polymath, poet, playwright, dramatist, novelist, character Mephisto in: Faust. A Tragedy, 1808

 

 

  • While nothing is easier than to denounce the evildoer, nothing is more difficult than to understand him. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky [LoC 465] (1821-1881) Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays, source unknown

Quotes by M. Scott Peck – My Lai Massacre (case study)

M. Scott Peck [See: Biography M. Scott Peck ] examined group evil, discussing how human group morality is strikingly less than individual morality. This is partly the result of specialization, which allows people '''to avoid individual responsibility and pass the buck, resulting in a reduction of group conscience. [See; Book review by Kundali Dasa: People of the Lie, undated]

 

Peck’s analysis of the My Lai Massacre reduces group evil to a manifestation of conscienceless behavior brought about by individual laziness and narcissism. Peck calls for the constitution of a genuine psychology of evil.

 

  • I was once [1972] directed by the Chief of Staff of the Army to prepare an analysis of the psychological causes of the My Lai atrocities and their subsequent cover-up, with recommendations for research that might prevent such behavior in the future. The recommendations were disapproved by the Army general staff on the basis that the research recommended could not be kept secret. "The existence of such research might open us up to further challenge. The President [Richard Nixon] and the Army don't need more challenges at this time," I was told. Thus an analysis of the reasons for an incident that was covered up was itself covered up. M. Scott Peck [LoC 475] (1936-2005) US American psychiatrist, psychotherapist, The Road Less Traveled, 1st edition 1978, Random House United Kingdom, 15. March 1990, Touchstone, 25th anniversary edition 4. February 2003

 

ONE person only willing to alert to genocide and psychopathology – See also more excerpts by Arthur Silber's blogspot, The Culture of the Lie, III: Creating Hell on Earth, 29. June 2006

  • The fact that the American public learned about My Lai at all was due solely to a letter that Ron Ridenhour wrote at the end of March 1969 to several congressmen about the atrocities more than a year after they had occurred. Ridenhour had not himself been a part of Task Force Barker but had later heard of the atrocities in idle conversation from friends who had been at My Lai, and he wrote the letter three months after his return to civilian life.

Vietnamese women and children in seconds before being killed
Massacre in Mỹ Lai, 16 March 1968
In the spring of 1972 I was chairman of a committee of three psychiatrists appointed by the Army Surgeon General, at the request of the Chief of Staff of the Army, to make recommendations for research that might shed light on the psychological causes of My Lai, so as to help prevent such atrocities in the future. The research we proposed was rejected by the General Staff of the Army, reportedly on the grounds that it could not be kept secret and might prove embarrassing to the administration and that "further embarrassment was not desirable at that time".
The rejection of the recommendations of the committee for research is symbolic of several issues. One is that any research into the nature of evil is likely to prove embarrassing, not only to those who are the designated subjects of the research but also to the researchers themselves. If we are to study the nature of human evil, it is doubtful how clearly we will be able to separate them from us; it will most likely be our own natures we are examining. Undoubtedly, this potential for embarrassment is one of the reasons we have thus far failed to develop a psychology of evil.
The rejection by the General Staff of our recommendations for research also highlights the fact that in considering the evil at My Lai – as in all our other considerations of evil – we suffer from a simple lack of scientific knowledge. In tune with what has preceded, much of what follows is only speculative. We will inevitably be limited to speculation until such time as we have been able to develop, through scientific research, a body of knowledge that constitutes a genuine psychology of evil. M. Scott Peck [LoC 475] (1936-2005) US American psychiatrist, psychotherapist, People of the Lie. The Hope for Healing Human Evil [LoC 450], chapter 6, MyLai. An Examination of Group Evil, Touchstone Press, 1st edition 1983, 2nd edition 2. January 1998

 

Using the My Lai Massacre as a case study M. Scott Peck also examines group evil, discussing how human group morality is strikingly less than individual morality. Partly he considers this to be a result of specialization, which allows people to avoid individual responsibility and pass the buck, resulting in a reduction of group conscience.M. Scott Peck [LoC 475] (1936-2005) US American psychiatrist, psychotherapist, author, Biography M. Scott Peck, presented by answers.com

 

 

 

  • Evil was defined as the use of the power to destroy the spiritual growth of others for the purpose of defending and preserving the integrity of our own sick selves. In short, it is scapegoating. M. Scott Peck [LoC 475] (1936-2005) US American psychiatrist, psychotherapist, author, People of the Lie. The Hope for Healing Human Evil [LoC 450], chapter 6, MyLai. An Examination of Group Evil, Touchstone Press, 1st edition 1983, 2nd edition 2. January 1998

 

  1. The evil hide their motives with lies.
  2. Evil people want to appear to be good.
  3. When confronted by evil, the wisest and most secure adult will usually experience confusion.
  4. Evil seeks to discourage others to think for themselves (fosters dependency).
  5. To oppose evil we must have an ongoing dedication to reality at all cost.
M. Scott Peck [LoC 475] (1936-2005) US American psychiatrist, psychotherapist, author, People of the Lie. The Hope for Healing Human Evil [LoC 450], chapter 6, MyLai. An Examination of Group Evil, Touchstone Press, 1st edition 1983, 2nd edition 2. January 1998

Englische Texte – English section on Negativity

Catch phrases corresponding to various levels of consciousness (LoC)

Attractor fields, consciousness levels and respective verbal clues
StageStageTribal
cluster
AttractorLoCCatch phrase
David Logan
Percentage
World population
1.ParasitcSurvivalDemonic
Shame, guilt, apathy
1-74Life sucks!2%
2.PredatoryVictimhoodSatanic
Grief, fear, greed, anger
75-174My life sucks!
I don't give a damn!
25%
3.CompetitiveSuccessLuciferic
Pride
175-199I'm great
(and you're not)!
49%
4.SymbioticValue teamIntegrous
Courage, positivity, good will, acceptance, reason
200-499We're great
(and they're not)!
22%
5.MutationalServiceNonlinear
True love, forgiveness, wisdom
500+Life is great!2%
6.Homo spiritusDevotionNondual
Peace
600+God is (in) ALL life!0.01%
Reference: ► Five types of clusterings in companies and societyDavid Logan
See also:
Models of leadership, value creation and democracy – Richard Barrett
Appeasing the demons – as practiced by Tsultrim Allione
Siehe auch: ► Bewusstseinsebene – Levels of consciousness

'The Banality of Evil' [Die Banalität des Bösen] – Hannah Arendt

In 1963 the German-Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) published her book Eichmann in Jerusalem. A Report on the Banality of Evil, based on the trial of Adolph Eichmann in Jerusalem.
Eichmann was a top administrator in the machinery of the Nazi death camps. Arendt's concept of the banality of evil became popular then. She posited that people who carry out abominable crimes may not be crazy fanatics, but rather ordinary individuals who accept the premises of their state and participate in ongoing enterprises with the energy of unscrupulous bureaucrats.

 

The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him, and that the many were neither perverted nor sadistic, that they were, and still are, terribly and terrifyingly normal. From the viewpoint of our legal institutions and of our moral standards of judgment, this normality was much more terrifying than all the atrocities put together.

Lord of the Flies effect – Moral corruption by the power of controlling others

Stanley Milgram's experiment:
An actor, posing as the ‘Learner’ in an experiment, was given a memory test. If he got an answer wrong, the teachers (who were actually the testees) of the experiment were told to deliver ever increasing electric shocks to the learner. The shocks were not real though, the learner responded convincingly as though he had.
The shocking result of Milgram's experiment was that all of 40 teachers had been willing to administer shocks of 300 volts and two-thirds had ordered the full voltage of 450-volt shocks, despite the screams of the learner, who demanded to be released from the study.
The tested teachers were repeatedly 'ordered' to continue to 'punish' and were told that they were not to take any blame as the experimenter would take ultimate responsibility in case of fatalities.

 

Milgram's experiment confirmed Hannah Arendt's Banality of Evil conclusion in view of Adolf Eichmann's trial in Nuremberg. Evildoers are not monsters, they are rather like the next door neighbor. Before Milgram Ahrendt had concluded: Given certain circumstances ordinary people will place obedience to authority ( "I was just following orders.") above their own moral values. Most people are villains of the moment.

In 1971 US American professor of psychology Philip G. Zimbardo at Stanford University, a high school class mate of Stanley Milgram, took up the scenario of William Golding's novel The Lord of the Flies issued in 1954. He created a mock prison experiment at Stanford University. Middle-class university students, who were supposedly the most psychologically stable of the volunteers, were assigned the roles of guards or prisoners. Zimbardo himself took on the role of the prison super intendent.

 

Results:

► The student guards became more and more sadistic, the prisoner students accepted their humiliating treatment.
► One third of the guards have exhibited actual 'sadistic' tendencies.
► The prisoners were emotionally traumatized by the experience.
► Planned for two weeks the experiment got so out of hand that Zimbardo stopped it after 6 days.

 

Zimbardo's final conclusion: "Mob rules" [i.e. rankist behavior] becomes rampant, when people in groups are given power over other groups.

 

Alternative reference made to the movie Lord Of The Flies D. Hawkins, Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, S. 78, 2008

Source: ► Philip G. Zimbardo (*1933) US American professor emeritus of psychology, Stanford University, author,
The Lucifer Effect. Understanding How Good People Turn Evil Random House, 1st edition 27. March 2007

In 2002, Alexander Haslam and Stephen Reicher, both social psychologists revisited Zimbardo's plot in a BBC funded television documentary series The Experiment in 2002. The project, lasting for 8 days, simulated a prison situation. This time the prisoners and the guards were left to their own choices – under the set conditions.


Convicts and guards on the road to Siberia, 1845

The experimenters found:

  • Prisoners with less power and privilege, initially demoralized, developed a sense of shared group identity, which improved morale and mental well-being and lowered levels of cortisol. Happier and empowered the prisoners came afore.
  • The guards had not bonded as a group. They became increasingly dispirited and powerless, shown in their high levels of cortisol.
    ⇒ The prisoners staged a coup d'etat. They broke out and the guards gave in.

After this ALL participants agreed, without much ado, to form a system of greater equality: they termed this a ‘self-governing, self-disciplining commune’.
However, when the group began doubting its ability to establish a commune, it soon began to fall apart.

 

Some of the former guards and prisoners planned a new 'coup' to re-establish the gap between prisoners and guards, and return to the more authoritarian style.
The commune testees didn’t fight back as they were so torn apart that they were also willing to agree to a system of tyranny again. Like Zimbardo, Haslem and Reicher ended the experiment before its planned "end".

 

Prisoners who had successfully bonded formed a commune with the former guards. Alongside with the guards they had failed to form a cohesive group and therefore supported to reestablish a tyrannical system.
Cohesive groups are extraordinarily strengthening and necessary for survival. Every group creates a collective culture.

 

The My Lai Massacre of South Vietnam on March 16, 1968 and the Abu Ghraib torture and prisoner abuse
(performed in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq beginning in 2004) were the real life situations of gross human abuse.

 

See also: ► The Pygmalion effect – Average people may perform at genius level.

Negative vs. positive emotions – language and studies

  • Empirical studies show there are more words in the English language that represent negative than positive emotions.
  • 5 or 6 negative emotions (in the face) and only one positive emotion – the smile – had been studied.

Woe and gladness / Weh und Freude

Woe holds at last the place of our gladness.
Hear, now, this counsel for your certainness:
Upon your most glad day, bear then in mind
The unknown harm and woe [memories replaying] that come behind.

Source: ► Geoffrey Chaucer (1343-1400) The Squire's Tale, ModernThe Canterbury Tales

Google's motto

Don't be evil.

Source: ► Famous motto of search provider Google
Note: Google turned to evil.

BW-Werte: Negativität / Negativity

  • BW 190 – Das Luziferische10
  • BW 175-199 / Stolz – Wirkungsbereich der Luziferischen Kräfte
  • BW 1-174 – Wirkungsbereich der Satanische Kräfte  
  • BW 35-80 – Psychopathische Persönlichkeit des typischen kriminell Rückfälligen11
  • Unter BW 50 – Wirkungsbereich der Dämonischen Kräfte

Englisch

  • LoC 190 – The Luciferic12
  • LoC 175-199 / Realm of pride – Domain of the Luciferic forces
  • LoC 1-174 / Realm of cruelty – Domain of the Satanic forces
  • Below LoC 50 / Realm of apathy and despair – Domain of the Demonic forces

Index: Negativität / Negativity – Bücher von D. Hawkins

  • Buch 3 Satanisches und Luziferisches, Kapitel 9 "Die Ebenen des Lichtbewusstseins"

Englische Werke

  • Buch 3E Satan and Lucifer, chapter 9, "The Levels of Enlightenment"; 156, 157, 258, 415
  • Truth vs. Falsehood, chapter 11 The Downside of Society S. 181-200
  • Buch 5E Luciferic temptation [Luziferische Versuchung] S. 43, 51
  • Buch 6E Luciferic temptation [Luziferische Versuchung] S. 237

Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins


  • Audio interview Serenity. How to handle one's shadow? [über den Umgang mit der eigenen Schattenseite], presented by suspended US American web radio station Beyond the Ordinary, hosts Nancy Lorenz and Elena Young, 60 minutes duration, aired 12. July 2005

 

Links zum Thema Negativität und das Böse / Negativity and evil

Literatur

Zusammenfassung, Leseprobe, PDF

Politische Ponerologie beschreibt die Natur des Bösen in schockierender Weise, analysiert die Gründer und Unterstützer von politisch unterdrückenden Regimen, und untersucht die Faktoren, wenn Menschen sich gegenseitig unmenschlich behandeln. Das erste Manuskript von PP im kommunistischen Polen wurde Minuten bevor die Geheimpolizei erschien verbrannt. Die zweite Kopie – von Wissenschaftlern unter widrigsten Bedingungen zusammengestellt – wurde via Kurier an den Vatikan gesandt. Der Inhalt ging erneut verloren. Im Jahr 1984 schrieb der letzte überlebende Wissenschaftler ŁOBACZEWSKI die dritte Kopie aus dem Gedächtnis. Zbigniew Brzezinski verhinderte über zwei Jahrzehnte deren Veröffentlichung in englischer Sprache.

Literature (engl.)

Thurston County ritual abuse case, 1994), about the [[wpe:False_memory|"false memory" of Paul Ingram, 7. June 1996. Wright testified at Ingram's pardon hearing.

'Political Ponerology' offers shocking descriptions of the nature of evil, inspects the founders and supporters of oppressive political regimes, and analyses the propagation of man's inhumanity to man.
The original manuscript of PP was burnt minutes before a secret police raid in Communist Poland in the 40ties. The second copy, painfully reassembled by scientists working under extreme conditions of violence and repression, was sent via courier to the Vatican – again all valuable data got lost. In 1984, the third and final copy was written from memory by the last survivor of the original researcher team: Andrew Lobaczewski. After half a century of suppression (Zbigniew Brzezinski blocked its publication in the US) it was published in English.

Foreword: My search to understand evil and its transformation is what attracted me to Paul Levy’s invaluable work. […] In helping us understand and face the lies that weave through our lives, Paul Levy’s work leads us to our extraordinary opportunity. […] It is a rare philosopher and spiritual leader who can help us to look into the mirror of our collective participation and denial. Yet, Paul Levy accomplishes this and more. He helps us find a way to explore the most intimate connections between our spiritual and material lives and the wider psychic storm and power lines in which we struggle. He makes a way through our madness, our "spiritual starvation," to invoke our imagination to literally "change our mind."  […] As you read Dispelling Wetiko, you will be challenged. You will savor moments of "ah ha." When you have finished, you will find that something has shifted. There are fewer spiritual calluses between your imagination and your daily life. You will see a way forward that you had not seen before. You will feel less isolated, more hopeful. You will never quite look at the world in exactly the same way again."  Foreword by Catherine Austin Fitts, US American former assistant secretary of housing under George H.W. Bush, managing a 300 billion dollar portfolio, whistleblower on financial terrorism, president of Solari.com

Young pornography consuming men are suffering from a new form of "arousal addiction" – countermeasures for getting them back on track

Externe Weblinks


Durch die Intervention seiner Kollegin und späteren Ehefrau Christina Maslach wurde der Zug des "angeteufelten" Zimbardo angehalten.

Die "dunkle Triade" sozial unerwünschter Charaktereigenschaften – Gewinnsucht, Narzissmus und psychopathische Kaltherzigkeit – bei Männern kommt laut Studie der New Mexico State Universität in 2008 bei Frauen kurzfristig und zu Zeugungszwecken besser an.

External web links (engl.)


Audio- und Videolinks

  • Videopräsentation von Dr. Klaus Niedl, Personalvorstand der SkyEurope Airlines, Wien, präsentiert von Workrelations.eu, YouTube Film, eingestellt 15. Januar 2007
  • Video TV-Interview mit Dagmar Neubronner (*1959) deutsche Diplombiologin, Bindungsforschungsassistentin, Verlegerin, Übersetzerin, TV-Moderatorin, Dämonen, präsentiert vom deutschen TV-Bildungskanal Bewusst.TV, Programm Freigeister, Gastgeber Jo Conrad (*1958) deutscher TV-Moderator, esoterischer Autor, YouTube Film, 29:17 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 14. August 2012

Audio and video links (engl.)

  • Video presentation by Michael Tsarion, Irish macrohistorian, symbolist, sidereal astrologer, mythologist, occultist, conspiracy theorist, public speaker, author, The Origins of Evil, 6 parts, presented at Conspiracy Conference, 2005
  • Video presentation by Steven Pinker, Ph.D. (*1954) Canadian-born US American Johnstone professor of experimental psychology, Harvard University, cognitive scientist, linguist, popular science author, A brief history of violence, presented by TED Talks, 19:27 minutes duration, filmed March 2007, posted September 2007
  • Video presentation by Johanna Michaelsen, US American expert in occultism, author, The Beautiful Side of Evil, presented by Radio Liberty, seminar 2008, YouTube film, 1:05:47 duration, posted 4. February 2012
  • Video lecture by Rick Hanson, Ph.D., US American neuropsychologist,  founder of Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, presented at Awakening To Mindfulness conference, San Diego 2009, sponsored by FACES Conferences, The Self-Transforming Brain and Taking in the Good, part III, 8:29 minutes duration, posted 21. October 2009

Negativity and the need to fill the hole in one's heart daily

Discussing Lobaczewski's book Political Ponerology

Testing the dark side of authority-obedience: Milgram experiment and other harm-inducing human behavior experiments; Stanley Milgram (1933-1984) US American social psychologist: "Under what conditions would a person obey authority who commanded actions that went against conscience?" Minute 4:18

Audio and video links (engl.) – Philip Zimbardo and Milgram

Evil is not so much inherent in individuals, but emerges dependably when a sequence of dehumanizing and stressful circumstances unfolds.

Excerpted from The Evilness of Power, showing that much evil comes from hierarchy

Compare to:

  • Video documentary Milgram's Obedience to Authority Experiment, presented by BBC TV, aired May 2009, Youtube film, posted 15. May 2009

See also: en.Wikipedia Milgram experiment

 

Interne Links

Wiki-Ebene

 

 

1 "Evil is whatever you define it as." D. Hawkins, Cottonwood Satsang Q&A, 2 CD-Set, 10. Februar 2010

2 Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, Kapitel 2, S. 55, 2008

3 Altgriechisch für "Rechtfertigung Gottes"

4 "Nichts Wirkliches kann bedroht werden. Nichts Unwirkliches existiert. Hierin liegt der Frieden Gottes." Ein Kurs in Wundern [EKiW] Textbuch [BW 550], Einleitung, S. 1, 1994, 1996

5 Nachzulesen unter Biografie – Tiefgreifende Erlebnisse in jungen Jahren

6 Prescott Seminar Freedom. Morality and Ethics, 3 DVD-Set, 8. November 2008

7 Fallen und Versuchungen auf dem spirituellen Weg

8 Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 367, 2005

9 Altgriechisch für "Rechtfertigung Gottes"

10 Sedona Seminar Witnessing and Observing, 16. October 2004

11 Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 11 The Downside of Society S. 193, 2005

12 Sedona Seminar Witnessing and Observing, 16. October 2004

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