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Sent: Friday, April 18, 2003 5:34
Subject: [steiner] Good Friday
While it leads to merciful
Joy, the Truth is hard.
The Truth hurts.
In fact it's the
ONLY thing that hurts here. (Illusion doesn't
hurt...nor does it's
primal device, Denial)
Denial is more prevalent than most people
It is the narcotic food for many of us these days.
... easily seen
in utopians and others too terrified to look
The Inner Dweller square
in the face and accept that
is all part of this
Nor can we change our minds.
We have already chosen
recognize this process as being
bigger than our own choice,
Denial is the mechanism
of saccharine coating.... the parent
of the belief system of NON belief
constructed to leave out the
variable of our own compressed
Denial is what will keep some from finishing this letter.
Remember when Peter tried
to talk Jesus out of being
crucified and Jesus told him "Get
behind me Satan?
It isn't Ahriman but Lucifer who seeks to blind us
the profound requirements of the Blood Sacrifice.
There is more
than just a superficial message in the Event
at Golgotha. It is a Mystery,
for sure...but not one
wholly hidden from courageous eyes.
Eloi, lama sabachthani."
It's extremely hard to experience Christ
during these times of global crucifixion...these are
times when "the Spirit shall depart
from the hearts of men."
Yet, it is the necessary precursor.
Even Jesus felt forsaken
by The Presence when hanging at
As The Redeemer knew, we may run from this
but sooner or later we must face and equalize with our own
shadowy Doppelganger...either in
this life or in post incarnate
Freedom after all, comes from
facing our terror, not denying it.
Such is a meaning of Good
This knowledge is what makes it easier for monks to
stay on their knees for days at a time and even and even
themselves aflame. They know that suffering is the crucible
holds the diamond that is grasped only AFTER the
bitter cup is
Today, our crucifixion is war. Few could possibly be happy
war. War is evil. Yet there are
worse evils that can flower if not
courageously weeded from the Garden of
To those enmeshed in the anti-war movement, read your Bible.
If you are too sensitized to that then try reading of the
Battle of Kurukshetra in the
Gita....or Hexagram 7 in the I-Ching.
Read ANY of the world scriptures
which seem so 'obsolete' to
Read and understand that NOTHING of value can ever be
acquired except through blood, consciously shed....
This is true of all the paths that
lead to Freedom;
the violence of the birth process,
the agonies of death,
David bringing down Goliath,
The Crucifixion itself.
this upside down world, it is this knowledge that is the
Body and Blood of
the Redeemer. It is in essence, part of
what the Redeemer
Golgotha is the last ritual at the Wedding of Pleasure and Pain
It is the refiner's fire of the Holy Grail which brings with it
Heartgasm innate in the Mystical Experience in the crucible
Arise PARZIVAL! Drink deeply of the Grail and glimpse the
meaning of Holy and Knightly Chivalry. Learn the meaning of
Arthur's "Might for Right" which is the right use of the
Sacrifice....that terrible Joy which comes from being
something larger than one's own comfortable
are violent times....the Good Friday of this generation.
Yet, the Eastern horizon is
starting to glow.