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TäterOpfer BW 135 - BW 160

 

 

Karpmansches Dramadreieck:
Opfer-Verfolger-Retter

 

Die Opferhaltung ist vergiftend.
Man kann einen Menschen, der dem Opfersein verhaftet ist, nicht ändern.

Dr. David Hawkins, Quelle unbekannt

KultCult


 

Tief eingeschliffenes Täter-Opfer (TO)-Denkmodell

Das Täter↔Opfer-Denkmodell ist so tief in die existierende Weltanschauung des Massenbewusstseins eingegraben, dass es als Perspektive nur selten in Frage gestellt wird. Eine einfache Netz-Recherche ergibt, dass sich in Suchmaschinen fast ausschließlich Quellen finden lassen, die das Täter-Opfer-Modell bestätigen, indem sie ihre Argumentation darauf stützen. Sein Realitätsbezug wird nur von wenigen abgesprochen.

 


Der Löwe und das Mäuschen

Das TO-Modell beruht auf dualistischem Spaltdenken und trifft nicht zu. Die Täter↔Opfer-Betrachtungsweise wirkt sich wie ein gesellschaftlicher Virus aus, da sie bewusstseinsmäßig lediglich auf BW 135 schwingt. Sie befindet sich zwischen den Notstandsgefühlen Angst und Wut).

 

Eine Opferhaltung einzunehmen, ist nicht integer. Sie entzieht dem Großen Ganzen Energie einschließlich dem "Opfer" selbst.

 

Die an Tätern und (gewalttätigen) Tatkräftigen orientierte Kultur hat eine punitive Rechtsauffassung und -sprechung hervorgebracht.

 

Wenn drei nicht in Seinem Namen zusammenkommen..., wirkt das Dramadreieck
Das 1968 von Stephen Karpman entwickelte Dramadreieck zeichnet die sisiphusartigen Opfer-Helfer-Strukturen nach.

Werkzeuge von Opfern [Games victims play]

  1. Beschämen (Shaming)
  2. Beschuldigen (Blaming)
  3. Ausreden / Rechtfertigen (Excuses / Justifying)
  4. Klagen / Jammern (Complaining)

 

Vokabular

  • Warum machst du nicht?
  • Ja, aber!
  • Wenn du nicht wärst!
  • Warum passiert mir das immer?
  • Schau, wozu du mich getrieben hast!
  • Durch dich bin ich in den Schlamassel geraten.
  • Ich hab mich doch so sehr bemüht.
  • Ich wollte doch bloß helfen.
  • Macht das untereinander aus. Mich geht das nichts an.

Mitverantwortung – am Beispiel von Jesus und Sokrates

Ein ultimatives OPFER, das als RETTER (Erlöser) kam und posthum als König (in der TÄTERrolle?) eines inwendig vorhandenen Reich Gottes verehrt wird, ist der gewaltlose Avatar und Heiland Jesus von Nazareth (BW 1000), der bereit war, in den Tod zu gehen, der Gottes Wille war und ihm von der Volksmenge zugeteilt und von den Machthabern vor Ort vollstreckt wurde.

 

Ähnlich erging es auch dem griechischen Philosophen Sokrates (BW 540). Ohne die ihm gebotene Fluchtmöglichkeit zu ergreifen, trank er willig den Schierlingsbecher aus, den ihm ein Athener Bürgergremium zugedacht hatte, um den 70-jährigen Fragesteller, der als "Volksschädling" gesehen wurde, zu beseitigen.

 

In beiden Fällen hat das "Opfer" mit dem Täter-Opfer-Denkmodell, so wie oben beschrieben, nichts gemein. Jesus und Sokrates gaben ihr irdisches Leben in Erfüllung ihres Seelenkontrakts in Ausrichtung auf das Göttliche. Sie handelten als Menschheitslehrer, ohne sich als Geopferte zu bemitleiden. Da sie um die Begrenztheit des menschlichen Verstand/Gemüts ihrer "Täter" (Verfolger) wussten, baten sie um Vergebung für sie.

Singend in den Tod – Christenverfolger Kaiser Nero

Brot und Zirkusspiele. Die blutrünstige Masse jubelt ... !

 


A trio of female Swedish opera singers performing, Berwald Hall, 2016

Während der Regierungszeit des wahnsinnigen (narzisstisch selbst überhöhten) Kaisers Nero in Rom wurden die Christen der Frühzeit als angebliche Sündenböcke seiner Brandstiftung verfolgt. Die Minderheit der Nachfolger Christi fürchtete sich davor, von den freigelassenen hungrigen Löwen im Kolloseum gefressen zu werden. Die Gruppe von Christen, die von Nero, dem schaulustigen Publikum und den Löwen verfolgt wurden, überwand ihre Todesangst, indem sie Gott lobpreisten und geistliche Lieder sangen.

 

Fassungslos rief Kaiser Nero mehrmals während des Mordspektakels aus:

"Sie singen! Singen? Wie können die nur? Ich fasse es nicht!"

 

Nachdem die Löwen gesättigt waren, inspizierte der Auftraggeber der "Volksbelustigung" die blutigen Leichenreste in der Arena. Was er dort fand, waren Gläubige, die mit einem Lächeln auf ihrem Gesicht gestorben waren.
Das überstieg in der Tat das Fassungsvermögen des Kaisers, der dem Opfer-Täter-Denkmodell anhing.

 

Quelle: ► Videoausschnitt aus dem MGM Monumentalfilm Wohin gehst du?, Regisseur Mervyn LeRoy,
Hauptfiguren gespielt von Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr und Peter Ustinov, 1951

Gedicht – Zivilcourage ... Whistleblowing

Wer darf das Kind beim rechten Namen nennen?
Die Wenigen, die was davon erkannt,
Die töricht genug ihr volles Herz nicht wahrten,
Dem Pöbel ihr Gefühl, ihr Schauen offenbarten,
Hat man von je gekreuzigt und verbrannt.

 

Quelle: ► Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [BW 465] (1749-1832)
deutscher Universalgelehrter, Bühnendichter, Schriftsteller,
Faust. Eine Tragödie, V., S. 589-590, J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung, Tübingen, 1808

Zitate zum Thema Opferbewusstsein / Victimhood

Zitate von D. Hawkins

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

  • In unserer Gesellschaft übernehmen die Opfer selten die Verantwortung für die Provokation, Verführung oder ausgesprochene Beleidigung. Es dient dem spirituellen Fortschritt, für alles, was einen betrifft, stets Verantwortung zu akzeptieren und die Falle zu vermeiden, Opfer zu sein. Von einem höheren Standpunkt aus gibt es keine Opfer. FU Das All-sehende Auge, S. 211, 2001

 

  • Der Glaube an [eine] Ursache als substanzielle Realität hat tiefgreifend begrenzende und schädigende Konsequenzen. Er unterteilt alles Leben anhand einer willkürlichen Trennung in Täter und Opfer. […]
    Da die Ursache ausschließlich als Gedanke in der Vorstellung existiert, kann sie von jedermann beliebig heraufbeschworen und zurechtgestutzt werden. Im äußersten Extrem fallen die Konzepte von Täter und Opfer zusammen. Durch tiefere Analyse kann man feststellen, dass tatsächlich nur durch willkürliche Auswahl bestimmt wird, wer Opfer und wer Täter sein soll. FU Das All-sehende Auge, S. 388-389, 2001

 

  • In der Wirklichkeit gibt es weder Subjekt noch Objekt. […] Kausalität ist nicht erforderlich, was ebenfalls Zeit und Raum ausschließt sowie das Gegensatzpaar: Akteur [Täter] gegenüber Erfahrendem [Opfer]. […]
    Auf seltsame Weise ist das Ego gefangen in der berühmten Zweiheit von Täter und Opfer. Als Subjekt hält man sich für die Ursache und deshalb für den Täter. Verzichtet es auf diese Definition wird es zum Objekt und damit zum Märtyrer oder Opfer. FU Das All-sehende Auge, S. 404, 2001

 

 

  • Die ganze Pro-Opfer-Bewegung und die ihr angeschlossene Pop-Psychologie ist von innen heraus schädlich, indem sie die Schicksalsschläge des Lebens pathologisiert, mit denen jeder Erwachsene umzugehen lernen muss. Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 129, 2003

 

  • In der klinischen Praxis sieht man die endlose Parade des tödlichen Duos von Täter und Opfer. Das Muster lässt sich weder erfahrungsmäßig noch psychologisch noch spirituell auflösen, ehe das Opfer die Verantwortung übernimmt für einige Aspekte seiner Persönlichkeit, in denen es, wenn auch unter Druck gesetzt, dennoch die Rolle des Provokateurs gespielt hat. Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 157, 2003

Quotes by D. Hawkins

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • Victimhood is intoxicating. You cannot change a person who is hooked on being a victim. Source unknown

 

  • By taking the responsibility for the consequences of his own perceptions, the observer can transcend the role of victim to an understanding that ‘nothing out there has power over you.’ It isn’t life’s events, but how one reacts to them and the attitude that one has about them, that determines whether such events have a positive or negative effect on one’s life, whether they’re experienced as opportunity or as stress. Source unknown

 

 

 

 

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Don't get even. Avoid creating enemies. From a higher view, there are no victims.

  • People fall into the trap of getting even or making constant remarks. They create enemies and animosities. These preclude a peaceful life. Nobody needs enemies. They can retaliate in ways unseen and so bring on unfortunate consequences. There is no such thing as winning a conflict; that results in hatred by the loser.
    The majority of domestic violence is a physical response to verbal provocation. However, in our society, victims seldom take responsibility for the provocation, temptation, or hurled insult.
    It serves spiritual progress to always accept responsibility for all that befalls one and avoid the trap of being a victim. From a higher view, there are no victims. Nothing in the world of appearances has the power to cause anything. The Eye of the I. From Which Nothing Is Hidden, chapter 9, S. 193, 2001

 

  • Rarely is a person willing to look within themselves for the origin of their difficulties because it tends to become projected onto others in the endless game of victim and perpetrator. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 99, 2003

 

  • Question: Is the ego thus both victim and perpetrator?
    Answer: That is correct. The ego is the victim of itself. With rigorous introspection, it will be discovered that the ego is really just 'running a racket' for its own fun and games and survival. The real 'you' is actually the loser. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 397, 2003

 

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"Hate the Leader Syndrome"

⚡ NOTE: Disabling fears of authority figures (expressed as stuttering) tend to disappear when one engages in activities that naturally unfold in an atmosphere of trust: laughter, singing, acting, whispering, talking to pets or babies.

  • Those who fear and hate authority project it onto others via ethnic, religious, or political symbols. The basis of leader hatred is simply jealousy and envy of authority figures, facilitated by the projected dualistic perceptual distortion of perpetrator/victim (the classic Marxist pitfall). In addition, narcissism results in guilt and self-hatred that is then projected onto the country and the president. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 305, 2005

 

  • Naively, people believe that the First Amendment [of free speech] means no restrictions, consequences or accountability. It just states that 'government' cannot interfere, but others, such as employers, etc. are not prevented from doing so. Employees get legally fired for nonjudicious or intemperate speech, as "bloggers" recently discovered, when they lost their jobs. (Jesdanun, 2005) Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 228, 2005

 

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Social narcissism (cal. 180)

 

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Societal meme of slanderous propaganda

 

  • We transcend the levels of consciousness, moving out of Victim Consciousness and progressing towards Enlightenment through daily spiritual practice. It’s helpful to consider that along with our physical muscles, we also have spiritual muscles. In order to maintain a balanced level of spiritual fitness, it’s important that we exercise all of our spiritual muscle groups on a regular basis.
    The two most fundamental spiritual muscle groups are Awareness and Accountability. The stronger these core spiritual muscles are, the easier the more advanced exercises will be. Awareness includes both becoming conscious of the stories we tell ourselves and whether those stories make us feel strong (Power) or weak (Force, Victim Consciousness), and also cultivating an Awareness of the Present Moment. The Accountability muscles are essential to getting into right relationship with the ego. The ego is fundamentally terrified of being held accountable, and each time we avoid accountability, we step into Victim Consciousness.
    By training our Awareness and Accountability muscle groups, we will spend less and less time in Victim Consciousness. This creates the opportunity to develop the more advanced (and powerful) spiritual muscles of Gratitude, Forgiveness and Compassion. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 30?, 2006

 

 

  • Stress comes from our giving externals power over our life, which comes from the position of victim, of putting the source of happiness outside our life and denying the power of our own mind. The healing comes about through re-owning that power and realizing that we and we alone create the meaning of any circumstance, event, place, position, thing, or any person in our life. We create the meaning, our position, and the way we hold it. That either becomes a source of healing or a source of illness. We are the ones who determine the outcome. Healing and Recovery, S. 129, 2009

 

  • All the negative energy fields are based on placing the source of our happiness externally. This results in being vulnerable and also being the potential, hopeless victim. Being the victim means perceiving a cause as being outside ourself. Therefore, the vulnerabiltiy to depression is present as long as we think the source of our happiness is something outside ourselves. Healing and Recovery, chapter 12 "Depression", S. 366, 2009

 

  • Personal judgment is based on perception that is reinforced by belief and prior programming, all of which are held in place by the payoff of the negative energies of the ego. The ego just "loves" suffering a "wrong", being the martyr, being misunderstood, and being the endless victim of life's vicissitudes. Consequently, it gets an enormous payoff – not only from the positionality itself but also from sympathy, self-pity, resentments, importance, or being "center stage" in which the self is the hero or heroine of the melodrama. Along the Path to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins, edited by Scott Jeffrey, S. 88, Reflection of June 13th, January 2011

 

 

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Prideful denial

 


 


 

  • The objection I see is the tendency to always demonize the other people. It's quite possible to live in a world of peace in which you favor your team without throwing weapons at the other team. […]
    Each perpetrator views himself as a victim to justify being a perpetrator and that's how the megalomania continues. Audio lecture and Q&A by David R. Hawkins, How to Instantly Tell Truth from Falsehood About Anything, part 3 of 6, presented by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), Shiftinaction.com, 17. September 2003, YouTube film, minute 39:11, 45:41 minutes duration, posted 27. March 2011

 

  • We look at child labour now as exploitive. […] [A]lways the more advanced tend to exploit the less advanced. Today's exploited is tomorrow's exploiter, I tell you that. […] The poor man of today is the rich man of tomorrow. So we all take our turns in exploitive roles. […] I envision the world has been the victim of testosterone for many a century. Audio lecture and Q&A by David R. Hawkins, How to Instantly Tell Truth from Falsehood About Anything, part 6 of 6, presented by the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS), Shift in Action, 17. September 2003, YouTube film, minutes 0:07, 00:29, 2:01, and 17:52, 40:33 minutes duration, posted 27. March 2011

 

  • Today is Timothy McVeigh (1968-2001) Sunday, and whatever we do to Timothy McVeigh we do to ourselves. Sedona presentation Title unknown, Unity Church, Sunday, 9. June 2001

 

  • In fifty years of psychiatry, I found that the hardest thing was to try to get people off victimhood. If you threaten that, they become very resistant. Forget other addictions; the ego thrives on injustice, martyrhood, victimhood. The only juice the ego gets is negativity, so it hates it when you try to take that away from it. You do things for love that you can't do otherwise. Sedona Seminar Identification and Illusion, 3 DVD set, 14. August 2004

 

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Note:

Native American spirituality calibrates very high at LoC 500.

  • That which gives up its life for a higher life earns the karmic merit to become that higher life. The Native Americans who took an animal life understood this. They could see the attractor field of the animal, killed it for the sake of a higher life, and sanctified it. By virtue of its sacrifice, it earns the merit to become the higher life. As we sacrifice our personal lives for the sake of the world, we sanctify the life of the world. This is personified in the life of Jesus Christ. As we support that energy, we are serving life.
    "That’s a fact, oh Lord." (Calibrated as true.) Sedona Seminar Witnessing and Observing, 3 DVD set, 16. October 2004

 

  • As we sacrifice [i.e. liberate] our personal lives for the sake of the world, we sanctify the life of the world. This is personified in the life of Jesus Christ. (Calibrated as true.) Sedona Seminar Witnessing and Observing, 3 DVD set, 16. October 2004

 

  • [Paraphrased] Some of the secret payoffs of being a victim are specialness, entitlement, and moral superiority Prescott Seminar Freedom. Morality and Ethics, 3 DVD set, 8. November 2008

Zitate von anderen Quellen

Persönliche Bekenntnisse

  • Ich lehne es einfach ab, die Rolle des Opers zu spielen. Als ich mit dem Vergeben begonnen hatte, fiel eine Last von meinen Schultern, die ich fast 50 Jahre lang mit mir herumgetragen hatte. Die Vergebung schafft einfach die Möglichkeit, dass ein Opfer wieder zu jemanden wird und man ist einfach ein ganz normaler Mensch. Ein Überlebender hat das Recht zu vergeben. Eva Mozes Kor (1934-2019) rumänische Überlebende von medizinischen Zwillingsversuchen von Dr. Josef Mengele im Nazi Konzentrationslager Auschwitz, zitiert in: Artikel Ein Überlebender hat das Recht zu vergeben, präsentiert von der überregionalen deutschen Abonnement-Tageszeitung Frankfurter Rundschau, 13. Juni 2003

 

 

  • Opfer fokussieren sich auf ihre Schicksalsschläge und sagen, sie können nichts dagegen tun. Aber das ist falsch. Die Vorstellung des Opfers, keine Macht über sein Leben zu haben, ist das Fundament dafür, ein Opfer zu bleiben. […]
    Ja, ich war ein gutes Opfer. Ich war wütend auf die Welt. Auch auf die Welt, in der ich damals lebte. Und sogar auf meine Eltern, die es nicht geschafft hatten, mich vor Auschwitz zu bewahren! Ich habe mich in meine Rolle gefügt. Irgendwann wird die Wut ein Teil der eigenen Identität. Aber Hass und Wut schaden einem selbst am meisten. Durch die Vergebung kann man sich davon lösen. Interview mit Eva Mozes Kor (1934-2019) rumänische Überlebende von medizinischen Zwillingsversuchen von Dr. Josef Mengele im Nazi Konzentrationslager Auschwitz, Autorin, "Ich bin nicht mehr passives Opfer", präsentiert von der überregionalen deutschen Tageszeitung Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), S. 1-2, Alexander Haneke, 18. Dezember 2016

 

Appell


Säureopfer
  • Es ist wichtig, für seine Träume ein paar Kämpfe durchzustehen – nicht als Opfer, sondern als Abenteurer. Paulo Coelho (*1947) brasilianischer esoterischer Erfolgssautor, Handbuch des Kriegers des Lichts, Umschlagtext, Diogenes Verlag, 11. Auflage März 2001

 

Aufruf

  • Wir müssen dafür sorgen, dass unsere Kinder so aufwachsen, dass ein inneres Opfersein gar nicht erst entsteht […] und das Wohl unserer Kinder festigen. Es würde soviel weniger kosten, in das Leben zu investieren, anstatt Aufrüstung und Kriege zu finanzieren. Wir haben keinen anderen Weg als den des Lebens. Arno Gruen (1923-2015) deutsch-schweizerischer Psychologe, Psychoanalytiker, Zivilisationskritiker, Schriftsteller, Der Kampf um die Demokratie. Der Extremismus, die Gewalt und der Terror, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag (dtv), 1. Oktober 2004

 

Schlussfolgerung

  • So manches Rotkäppchen hat schon den Wolf verschlungen. Gertrud Höhler (*1941) deutsche Publizistin, Unternehmensberaterin, Autorin, Aphorismus
  • Wir sind beides, Opfer und Täter, weil wir den Bezug zum eigenen Schmerz verloren haben. Wir suchen dauernd Opfer, um das Opfer, das wir einst selbst waren, zu bestrafen. Arno Gruen (1923-2015) deutsch-schweizerischer Psychologe, Psychoanalytiker, Zivilisationskritiker, Schriftsteller, Der Verlust des Mitgefühls. Über die Politik der Gleichgültigkeit, Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag (dtv), 1. Oktober 1997, 11. Auflage 2016

 

  • Frauen und Männer sind Opfer ihrer Rollen – aber Frauen sind noch die Opfer der Opfer. Alice Schwarzer (*1942) führende deutsche Feministin, Herausgeberin der Zeitschrift EMMA, Journalistin, Autorin, Der kleine Unterschied, S. 180, Fischer, Frankfurt am Main, 1975, 2. Auflage September 2004

 

 

  • Sündenbockmechanismus
    Die Entwicklung des religiösen Denkens in den früheren archaischen Gesellschaften unserer Vorfahren geht mit der Abarbeitung von Normen einher, die das Ausbreiten der Gewalt innerhalb der Gruppe verhindern oder steuern. Für archaische Gesellschaften ist das Bewusstsein, dass Mimesis und Gewalt dasselbe Phänomen sind, von zentraler Bedeutung. Gewalt wird verhindert, indem man die mimetische Verdoppelung/Spiegelung zwischen Individuen derselben Gruppe verbietet. […] Das Wissen über den Zusammenhang Gewalt-Mimesis ist zugleich ein Wissen über die Wege, die aus der mimetischen Krise (Ausbreitung der Gewalt) führen. Girard postuliert die Existenz einer fundierenden Erfahrung, die ein für alle Mal gezeigt hat, dass die Gewaltspirale durch die Opferung eines Sündenbocks unterbrochen wird. Hat die mimetische Gewalt in einer Gruppe einen Punkt erreicht, in dem alle die Gewalt aller nachahmen und das Objekt, das die Rivalität ausgelöst hat, "vergessen" ist, so stellt das Auftreten eines einmütig als schuldig empfundenen Individuums eine einheitsstiftende Polarisierung der Gewalt dar: Die Tötung oder Ausstoßung des "Schuldigen" reinigt die Gruppe von der Gewaltseuche, weil diese letzte – gemeinsam vollbrachte – Gewaltanwendung keinen mimetischen Vorgang (Rache) mit sich bringt. Da auch das Objekt, das die Krise ausgelöst hat, vergessen ist, ist die Reinigung durch diese Opferung vollständig. Insofern die Auswahl des Sündenbocks eine mutwillige oder auch zufällige ist, ist der Sündenbock austauschbar: Seine Bedeutung für die Gruppe besteht in der durch ihn wiederhergestellten Einmütigkeit. Gleichzeitig ist aber der ermordete/ausgestoßene Sündenbock in seiner heilbringenden Abwesenheit einzigartig und unaustauschbar.
    Dieses Geschehen ist mit seiner "wunderbaren" Wirkung die Offenbarung des Heiligen, das das Überleben der Gruppe ermöglicht: Die dem Opfer nach seiner Tötung dargebrachte Verehrung kommt der Erfindung der Göttlichkeit gleich, und die Wiederholung des Sündenbockvorgangs ist die rituelle Vergegenwärtigung des Heiligen zusammen mit dessen Ausstoßung aus der menschlichen Gesellschaft.
    Besondere Beachtung verdient die Tatsache, dass die Wiederholbarkeit des Vorgangs und die Austauschbarkeit des Opfers – das, was einen Kult ermöglicht, – in der a-priori-Bösartigkeit des Sündenbocks, also in seiner Unschuld, gründen.
    Die Gesamtheit der Gebote und Regeln, die das Wiederholen dieses Vorgangs fördern und seinen Ausgang überwachen, machen den eigentlichen Bestand an Riten und positiven Verhaltensnormen jeder archaischen Gesellschaft aus. René Girard (1923-2015) französisch-amerikanischer Kulturanthropologe, Historiker, Literaturwissenschaftler, Religionsphilosoph, Autor, zitiert aus: de.Wikipedia-Artikel, Stand März 2018

 

Referenz: de.Wikiquote-Eintrag Opfer
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Sündenbockmotiv: Abergläubische Ortsansässige waren überzeugt, dass der See alljährlich ein Opfer reklamiert.

Tag der Apostel Simon und Judas am 28. Oktober; Skandalierer ♦ Skandaliertes ♦ Öffentlichkeit ⇔ Opferung

Literaturzitate

  • Es kann nicht sein, s'ist heut Simons und Judä,
    Da rast der See und will sein Opfer haben.
    Friedrich von Schiller (1759-1805) deutscher Philosoph, Historiker, Dichter, Schriftsteller, dramatisches Theaterstück Wilhelm Tell, Figur Ruodi in Kapitel 2, 1. Akt, 1. Szene, uraufgeführt in Weimar, 17. März 1804


Quotes by various other sources

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Holocaust (n.) is originally a word for "burnt sin offerings" used in the Old Testament.

"A sacrifice by fire, burnt offering," from Greek holokauston "a thing wholly burnt," neuter of holokaustos "burned whole," from holos "whole" linked to HOLY (see holo-) + kaustos, verbal adjective of kaiein "to burn." Baal Ba-El (son of god)

Then Moses slaughtered the ram and sprinkled the blood against the altar on all sides. He cut the ram into pieces and burned the head, the pieces and the fat. He washed the inner parts and the legs with water and burned the whole ram on the altar as a burnt offering, a pleasing aroma, an offering made to the Lord by firem as the Lord commanded Moses. Genesis-Levithicus 8, 19-21 (OT)

 

Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and took of every clean animal and of every clean bird and offered burnt offerings on the altar. The LORD smelled the sweet, savory aroma; and was pleased. Genesis 8, 21 (OT)

 

Personal avowals

  • I was exhilarated by the new realization that I could change the character of my life by changing my beliefs. I was instantly energized because I realized that there was a science-based path that would take me from my job as a perennial "victim" to my new position as "co-creator" of my destiny. Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. brucelipton.com (*1944) US American developmental new cellular biologist, former associate professor, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, presaged the field of epigenetics [mechanism by which nurture controls nature], lecturer, author, source unknown

 

Recommendations

 

 

  • Write bad things that are done to you in the sand, but write good things that are done to you on a piece of marble. Arabic proverb
  • Being a victim is a common fear. The Victim archetype may manifest the first time you don't get what you want or need; are abused by a parent, playmate, sibling, or teacher; or are accused of or punished for something you didn't do. You may suppress your outrage at the injustice if the victimizer is bigger and more powerful than you. But at a certain point you discover a perverse advantage to being the Victim. You may be afraid to stand up for yourself, or you may enjoy getting sympathy. The core issue of the Victim is whether it's worth giving up your own sense of empowerment to avoid taking responsibility for your independence. Caroline Myss Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, bestselling author, Sacred Contracts. Awakening Your Divine Potential, chapter "The Victim: Guardian of Self-Esteem", S. 116, Three Rivers Press, 1st edition 28. January 2003

 

  • Part of why it is hard for me to feel like I’ve sufficiently made my point is the trauma of never being believed. This "denial of credibility" plays a crucial role in the continued disempowerment of oppressed groups of people, which seems to be rooted, at least in part, in our cultural propensity for disbelieving victims. When hearing about the horrors of abuse, people can easily fall into the unconscious tendency to judge the victim, thinking in some way they brought the abuse on themselves or in some way deserved it. In not being believed, it is as if our perceptions and credibility are denied, as if our very being itself is being invalidated at its core. Paul Levy (*1956) US American psycho-activating healer, artist, author, Quantum Revelation. A Radical Synthesis of Science and Spirituality, S. 53, SelectBooks, 22. May 2018

 

  • [Victimhood is a] neurological image that is held in the brain as a biological substrate. Sharon Stanley, Ph.D., US-American scholar-practitioner of somatic psychology, source unknown

 

  • The role of Deity soon took on a role in ritual and dogma. With this emerged the idea of sending the tribe's best member to the Gods in order to secure the needs of the tribe. This began the concept of human sacrifice to placate the Gods. Those willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of the tribe were thought to become gods themselves. The concept of giving offerings to the Gods, such as food, flowers, or game, was nothing new because such offerings previously had been made; but human sacrifice now was considered the supreme gift that the tribe could offer. The belief was that the Gods would surely grant the tribe whatever it needed when a person willingly gave his or her life to them.
    Following the sacrifice, the blood and flesh were distributed among the clan members and given into the soil. Parts of the body were buried in cultivated fields to insure the next harvest. Also, small portions of the body and blood were incorporated into the ceremonial feast; an ancient practiced that was assumed later by the Christians in their Communion services, the body and blood of Christ.
    Eventually human sacrifice was totally eliminated as human consciousness matured and was replaced by animal sacrifice, and then by plant sacrifice, or the harvest festival. The same ancient mythos, or legend, applies to both animal and plant sacrifice. In Wicca/Witchcraft this is referred to as "eating the deity" or consuming the Harvest Lord in the ritual cakes and wine (flesh and blood) of Craft rituals.
    There is present in the rituals similarities of concepts or beliefs. In the ancient tradition it was believed that through the connection of the body and blood of the Slain God that the people became one with the deity. In the "Last Supper" Jesus declare that the bread and wine were his body and blood, which he gave up for the salvation of the people. Blood was believed to contain the life force. The death of the king freed the inner spirit. Through the distribution of his body and blood, heaven and earth were united and his vital energy renewed the kingdom.
    The appearances of the Slain God have taken on various aspects throughout the ages. His images can be seen in the Jack-in-the-Green, the Hooded Man, the Hanged Man of the Tarot, the Lord of Vegetation, the Harvest, and the free untamed aspect of the forest. Online encyclopedia entry Slain God, presented by The MYSTICA 1997-2017

 

 

  • Scapegoat mechanism according to René Girard
    René Girard developed the [Scapegoating] concept much more extensively as an interpretation of human culture. In Girard's view, it is humankind, not God, who has need for various forms of atoning violence. Humans are driven by desire for that which another has or wants (mimetic desire). This causes a triangulation of desire and results in conflict between the desiring parties. This mimetic contagion increases to a point where society is at risk; it is at this point that the scapegoat mechanism is triggered. This is the point where one person is singled out as the cause of the trouble and is expelled or killed by the group. This person is the scapegoat. Social order is restored as people are contented that they have solved the cause of their problems by removing the scapegoated individual, and the cycle begins again. The keyword here is "content". Scapegoating serves as a psychological relief for a group of people. Scapegoating, en.Wikipedia article, status March 2018

 

  • By etymology 'tragedy' means 'goat-song.' The goat was of course the zodiacal Capricorn, coming at the winter solstice, when the sun, typifying the soul in the dead 'winter' of its incarnation, was in the throes of 'death' as the scapegoat to carry the onus of man's redemption. For obviously man's only possible redeemer – from benightedness, nescience, animal carnality – is his own soul. Alvin Boyd Kuhn (1880-1963) US American theosophist, lecturer, self-publishing author, Who Is This King of Glory? A Critical Study of the Christos-Messiah Tradition, S. 88, Book Tree, 2007

 

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The Dreaded Drama Triangle

  • Whether we know it, or not, most of us react to life as vic­tims. When­ever we refuse to take respon­si­bil­ity for our­selves, we are uncon­sciously choos­ing to react as vic­tim. This inevitably cre­ates feel­ings of anger, fear, guilt or inad­e­quacy and leaves us feel­ing betrayed, or taken advan­tage of by others.
Victimhood can be defined by the three posi­tions beau­ti­fully out­lined in a dia­gram devel­oped by a well respected psy­chi­a­trist, and teacher of Trans­ac­tional Analy­sis, named Stephen Karp­man. He calls it the "drama tri­an­gle," I refer to it as the vic­tim tri­an­gle.
I believe that every dys­func­tional inter­ac­tion, in rela­tion­ship with other or self, takes place on the vic­tim tri­an­gle. But until we become con­scious of these dynam­ics, we can­not trans­form them. And unless we trans­form them, we can­not move for­ward on our jour­ney towards reclaiming emo­tional, men­tal and spir­i­tual well-being.
The three roles on the vic­tim tri­an­gle are Per­se­cu­tor, Res­cuer and Vic­tim. Karp­man placed these three roles on an inverted tri­an­gle and described them as being the three aspects, or faces of vic­tim. No mat­ter where we may start out on the tri­an­gle, vic­tim is where we end up, there­fore no mat­ter what role we're in on the tri­an­gle, we’re in vic­tim­hood. If we're on the tri­an­gle we're liv­ing as vic­tims, plain and simple!
Each per­son has a pri­mary or most famil­iar role – what I call their "start­ing gate" posi­tion. This is the place from which we gen­er­ally enter, or "get hooked" onto, the tri­an­gle. We first learn our start­ing gate posi­tion in our fam­ily of ori­gin. Although we each have a role with which we most iden­tify, once we’re on the tri­an­gle, we auto­mat­i­cally rotate through all the posi­tions, going com­pletely around the tri­an­gle, some­times in a mat­ter of min­utes, or even sec­onds, many times every day. […]
Start­ing gate Res­cuers (SGR) see them­selves as "helpers" and "care­tak­ers." They need some­one to res­cue (vic­tim) in order to feel vital and impor­tant. It's dif­fi­cult for SGR’s to rec­og­nize them­selves as ever being in a vic­tim posi­tion – they're the ones with the answers after all.
Start­ing Gate Per­se­cu­tors (SGP), on the other hand, iden­tify them­selves pri­mar­ily as vic­tims. They are usu­ally in com­plete denial about their blam­ing tac­tics. When it is pointed out to them, they argue that attack is war­ranted and nec­es­sary for self pro­tec­tion. These two – the Res­cuer and the Per­se­cu­tor – are the two oppo­site extremes of Vic­tim. But again, regard­less of where we start out on the tri­an­gle, all roles even­tu­ally end up in vic­tim. It's inevitable. […]
Living on the victim triangle creates misery and suffering no matter what your primary starting gate position may be. The cost is tremendous for all three roles and leads to emotional, mental and even physical pain. Efforts to avoid pain, by blaming or looking for someone to take care of us, only ends up generating greater pain in the end. When we try to shield others from the truth, (rescue) we discount their abilities and this creates more pain. Everyone involved in triangular dynamics ends up hurt and angry at some point; no-one wins. Blog article by Lynne Forest, The Three Faces of Victim – An Overview of the Victim Triangle, 26. June 2008

 

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Releasing the Victim stance

  • The Enlightened Victim understands that real power comes from within and is bound up with personal responsibility [Creator]. When you are the Enlightened Victim you cannot blame others because you can see that the loss of power happens from within. It would be useless to look for empowerment where it does not exist. The Enlightened Victim asks "what can I do with the situation that I have been given?" There is this great scene from The Lord of the Rings movie where Frodo, feeling victimized by the fact that the ring of power has come to him, says to Gandalf: "I wish the ring had never come to me. I wish none of this had happened." And Gandalf answers him wisely: "So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world, Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought." Here Gandalf shows Frodo where his true power lies. There are some things in life that are not for us to decide but we can decide what to do with what we have been given, or what has happened to us. It is a very encouraging thought. […]
    The Enlightened Victim is not afraid of weakness and fragility because you maintain vulnerability as a strength. You have learned that power can be found even in the worst victimization. You are no longer afraid of failures, losses, tragedies, suffering and misfortune because none of these outer circumstances has the power to control your life. Vulnerability is the keystone of your strength because it allows you to discover different kinds of power and especially recognize the strength of openness. Vulnerability makes you pliable and willing to be changed by your circumstances without losing your power. Blog article by Susanna Barlow, Understanding the Victim Archetype, 29. October 2017

 

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Stockholm syndrome combined with cognitive dissonace

  • Carver states that he commonly runs in his practice into women involved with psychopathic partners who say something to the effect of, "I know it’s hard for others to understand, but despite everything he's done, I still love him." While cultivating feelings of love for a partner who repeatedly mistreats you may seem irrational, it's unfortunately quite common. Psychological studies show that molested children, battered women, prisoners of war, cult members and hostages often bond with their abusers. Sometimes they even go so far as to defend them to their families and friends, to the media, to the police and in court when their crimes are brought to justice.
    This psychological phenomenon is so common that it acquired its own label: "Stockholm Syndrome," named after an incident that occurred in Stockholm, Sweden. On August 23rd, 1974, two men carrying machine guns entered a bank. They held three women and one man hostage for several days. By the end of this ordeal, surprisingly, the victims took the side of their captors. They also defended them to the media and to the police. One woman even became engaged to one of the bank robbers. Another spent a lot of money for the legal defense of one of the criminals.
    Those who suffer from Stockholm Syndrome develop an unhealthy positive attachment to their abusers. They come to accept the abuser’s lies and rationalizations for his bad behavior. They sometimes also assist the abuser in harming others. This psychological condition makes it difficult, if not impossible, for the victims to engage in behaviors that facilitate detachment from the abuser, such as turning him in, exposing his misconduct or leaving him. […]
    The combination of 'Stockholm Syndrome' and 'cognitive dissonance' produces a victim who firmly believes the relationship is not only acceptable, but also desperately needed for their survival. The victim feels they would mentally collapse if the relationship ended. In long-term relationships, the victims have invested everything and 'placed all their eggs in one basket.' The relationship now decides their level of self-esteem, self-worth, and emotional health. Blog article by Claudia Moscovici (*1969) Romanian-American art/literary critic, novelist, When You Love Your Abuser: Stockholm Syndrome and Trauma Bonds, 15. March 2011

 

Reference: en.Wikiquote entry Sacrifice
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Scapegoating modus: Superstitious belief of the locals supposed that annually the lake would return to claim a victim.

Feast of Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles, October 28th; ⚡ Scandalizer ♦ Scandalized ♦ Public ⇔ Sacrificing the messenger/scapegoat

Literary quotes


Englische Texte – English section on Victimhood

Master⇔slave pattern – Hegelian 'Third Way' dialectic (A-B-C) instrumentalized for crowd control

PROBLEM ♦ REACTION ♦ SOLUTION paradigm
Hegelian dialectic: A- Thesis B- Antithesis C- Synthesis ("Third Way", third party: the enemy within)
A A problem is created or exploited and then blamed on other someone else.
B The people react by asking for help willing to give up their rights in exchange for the solution.
C A solution planned long before the initial crisis is then offered.
Outcome Due to deception and fear rights and liberties are exchanged for the illusion of protection and help.
Key phrases "Never allow a good crisis to go to waste." Divide-and-conquerDivide and rule; Third WayHegelian dialectic
Triangles1 Karpman Drama Triangle discovered by Dr. Stephen Karpman in 1968
The Empowerment Dynamic discovered by David Emerald Womeldorff (*1954) in 20062
   
Victim (Individual/Community) Creator Beauty Persecutor Challenger Truth Rescuer Coach Love
References:
Gary Lachman (*1955) US American cultural pundit, musician, writer on mysticism and the occult, Politics and the Occult. The Left, the Right,
    and the Radically Unseen
, Quest Books, 1st edition 1. November 2008
History of the Knights Templar and the medieval Gnostic Cathars, occult Freemasonic roots of America, French Revolution, Gurdjieff, swastika,
Soviet interest in UFOs, CIA, LSD, Age of Aquarius, millenarian politics, Islamic terrorism, fundamentalism

► Blog article Freeing Yourself from the Drama Triangle, presented by Integral Deep Listening, Joseph Dillard, Ph.D., US American psychotherapist,
    developer of dreamwork method Integral Deep Listening (IDL), author, 16. November 2016

 

Two heads/brains -A- and -B- played by the same leveraged wolf-beast-golem entity -C-
(Social) arena Divided system Maternal Paternal
Anatomy Two divided brain hemispheres A- Right SLAVE brain B- Left proto-psychopathic brain
Society Two divided disciplines A- Religionism B- Scientism
Politics Two divided partys (U.S.) A- Democrats B- Republicans
Economics Two divided ideologies (Until 1989)
Two divided ideologies (Since 1989)
A- Communism / Socialism
A- Collectivism / Communitarianism
B- Predatory capitalism
B- Corporatism / Power Elite fascism
Religion Two divided denominations (Christianity)
Two divided denominations (Islam)
A- Protestants
A- Shia, Salafis
B- Catholics
B- Sunni, Wahhabis3
Generations
(Fairy tale)
Three divided generations
A/B-
Mother: Bystander
Witness Whistleblower
A- Community
A- Grandmother: Victim Creator
D- Woodchopper: Rescuer Coach
B- Individual
B- Red Riding Hood: Victim Creator
C- Wolf: Persecutor Challenger
Instigating conflict, the agents of the parallel government keep switching between A and B,
each one of which legitimizing itself as juxtaposed against the other.
See also:
⚡Scandalizer ♦ Scandalized ♦ Public ⇔ Sacrificing the messenger/scapegoat
Encountering and integrating four layers of generational shadow – RHH ♦ Mother ♦ Grandmother ♦ Goddess
'Law of Three': Three domains of Divine creation – Walter Russell
Mind control and ► Principle 3:1


Solving the predicament in Karpman's Drama Triangle
with The Empowerment Dynamic (TED Triangle), March 2011


Spiritual tenets impeding the journey of survivors

Emperor Nero persecuting singing Christians

Bread and games will keep the blinded massmind held in cognitive dissonance.
Bloody games of cruelty will find people willing to cheer as long as empathy, insight and spirit are kept afar.

 

During the reign (54-68 AD) of the 5th Roman emperor Nero (37-68 AD) the early Christians were being persecuted. They were chosen to serve as the scapegoats of an insane emperor. Afraid of being eaten alive by lions in the Coliseum the ardent followers of Christ were singing hymns. Praising God in faith, they overcame their fear of death.
Nero, watching the spectacle, exclaimed aghast:
       "They're singing! Singing? How can they? Beyond understanding!"
After the lions had feasted on the Christians and the public spectacle was over Nero himself went to inspect the left over dead bodies lying around in the arena. To his disbelief, he found that these strange believers had died with a smile on their face.
Switching into serenity mode when faced with utter fear of death was indeed beyond Nero's comprehension. The insane man had felt invicinble by incorporating the rankist paradigm of perpetratorhood and victimhood.

 


Nero's Torches, 1877
Henryk Siemiradzki (1843-1902) Polish painter
Note: Antidotes to fear [of feared authority figures] are: laughter, singing, acting, whispering, talking to pets or babies. Disabling fears of suppressive authority tend to disappear when one engages in activities that naturally unfold in an atmosphere of trust. Stuttering often vanishes when stutterers are singing or laughing.

It is not possible to eat me without insisting that I sing praises of my devourer? Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky [Work LoC 465] (1821-1881) Russian writer of novels, short stories and essays, source unknown

 

Source: ► Video excerpts from US American movie Quo Vadis, lavish MGM production,
directed by Mervyn LeRoy, starring Robert Taylor, Deborah Kerr and Peter Ustinov, 1951
References:
► Blog article Why Did the Romans Persecute Christians?, presented by patheos.com, Michael F. Bird, 12. October 2015
► Article The Neurological Causes of Stuttering, presented by SerendipUpdate, Claire Walker, 3. January 2008
See also:
Journey of transformation – Healed from stuttering
Plato's allegory of the cave
Cognitive dissonance
Suffering and ► Music

BW-Werte: Opferhaltung

  • BW 180Viktimologie, Opferforschung, Unterdisziplin der Kriminologie
  • BW 190Koabhängigkeit (Problematische Theorie/Konzept)10
  • BW 130-150 – Opfer/Täter-Denkschema

LoC calibrations (engl.): Victimhood

  • LoC 180 – Victimology
  • LoC 130-150 – Victim/perpetrator mind model

Index: Täter-Opfer-Denkmodell / Victimhood – Bücher von D. Hawkins

Englische Werke

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

 

Links zum Thema Opferbewusstsein / Victimhood

Literatur

Erläuterung von 13 Schritte des Verzeihens


Literature (engl.)

Externe Weblinks


External web links (engl.)


Victimhood culture rewards us when we are aggrieved, helpless, and weak. It therefore encourages us to experience ourselves as being at the mercy of external forces beyond our control, which […] may have negative consequences for mental well-being."

Audio und Videolinks

Audio and video links (engl.)

 

Interne Links

Wiki-Ebene

Englisch Wiki

 

 

1 Video dialog between Dr. Stephen Karpman and David Emerald Steve Karpman Interview by David Emerald, recorded 22. April 2009, YouTube film, 8:46 minutes duration, posted 16. December 2011

2 The Power of TED'', Polaris Publishing Group, 2nd edition 15. January 2009

3 The Salafis and Wahhabis are the product of a British strategy to undermine Islamic tradition and create Islamist fundamentalism.

4 See Wholeness

5 See Pain

6 See Forgiveness

7 See Ego

8 See Spiegel

9 See Attraction

10 Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, S. 398, 2005