Re: [anthroposophy] Rép.: Dashwood's Hellfire Club and Animal Abuse
- Hello Dan, Squirrel Friend,
It seems a while since we spoke, but let me say with Manfred Kyber that it
only seems and that 'all distance is near when rightly understood'. And I
have followed your posts and checked out your recommended websites on AT
forum, so we stay close!
> Hi Jan,
> It's been while you and me together in a chat :)
> Let it be known! my Franciscan Heart is all with you: Ahimsa!
> Life - Existence Properly Recognized of the Animals; Animal Sat!
> Yep, Optic Progressive in sight one does Steady moves Goethean
> From Archetypal Plant to the next Kingdom to Embrace;
> Do elaborates Ô Astral Perfect the view Felt
> And so Active in Compassion Starry-Light Expressed!
> A Jan very Blessed and Known as Mother to the Elementals..
> And Memory Vivids the Carrieds inside with you in Communion Share..
> Plus over this a Supervisor Friend, Next to you is the Angel!
> The Devachan Strolls unseen by the common of the Mortals
> Are indeed Musics Geniied our Art Conch-Scienceness
> Along with us is a White Aura of Redemption!
> The one so doing is a Messiah to Nature..
> That which ye do to the lesser creatures!
> In a more prosaic stance I now do tell
> I did not use the link to the website sent;
> But I've seen the lady on tv how she was performing,
> Herself in the halls of Death like a cow advancing...
> So, is an Autistic necessarily and essentially a Moral Leap
> Up from the general mass of nowadays still ever Remote and Messy?
> Not really. But Sensitive yes surely that's the main point here.
> Danny knows very well the Ethical Indvidualism of Jan
> And puts no doubt on its Foundation
> Fluid and Solid always in Speech here Welcomed...
> But Idealism of Far Away twill be when we'll all be Vegetarian;
> Meanwhile: Very Welcome in an Easing of the Cows' actual conditions!
> Let us pray and Act for the Sooner the Better
> The Release of our Neighbours from such Cruel Clutches!
> I'm Adamant with you Jan;
> We all have a Voice that can Tell...
> Let us use it like you to Promote Harmonious
> The Goodness Human Spreading through all Realms!
> This is the Work Sun Sphere Earth
> The Transformation toward Jupiter!
> We sure do need all the so-called
> Luna (Etheric) Thick Skinned
> In order to Stream Warm the Love;
> To Pour Abundantly Ceaseless
> Like Manicheans who for others
> May seem moved by a madness;
> But Spirit and Imaginations
> In Will Force Flowing;
> That's Just the Reversed
> Wisdom of Paul in Practice!
> Those of the Temporal Enforcing
> Through all kinds of Black Magic
> Are the Crafters of the Dooming
> In Quicksands without even realising!
> Stand Strong and tall;
> By the Lamp your own
> Never fading stay bold;
> Know the Light of Christ
> Overcoming the obstacles
> Even those found Most Perilous!
> Light a Light
> Where there's Darkness;
> And utter words of Righteousness
> To the Violators of Life....
> So that they may Change -
> There's still time
> For the required to happen!
> The Waters of the Re-Genesis to which we Participate
> Are Sublimental ANew Day and Night to it let us Partake!
> Love to you Jan,
> Squirrel Dan ;)=
> And parenthesis P.S.: (Cousin to the Eagle - the cry examplifies..
> Ever heard how they pierce Air a manifestation so like!?...)
> ----Message original -----
> De : Jan<starbirdgarden@...>
> Re - Mind and Brain posts.
> What to say about the plight of animals?
> First, let me make it clear that I was not casting aspersions on the lady
> herself, or her personal life-struggle. Not having read the book I have no
> comments to make on the 'picture thinking' described or her life and work.
> Viewing her web page I was just terribly hurt and sad to reflect once
> again upon seemingly endless inhumanity and cruelty. I have long seen the
> ab-use of animals as early steps along the inverse - Ahrimanic - initiation
> that is the Shadow Crossing of the Threshold in unconsciousness. What is
> unconscious in us, of course, is the habitat of highly conscious beings, who
> have an agenda and end game of their own.
> Also, as I have often said - but it bears repetition - I see the picture
> here of the future ab-use of humans in the present plight of the animals as
> well as de-humanizing of the people who are involved.
> This is depicted very clearly in the 'Four stages of cruelty' by Hogarth,
> see below.
> Hogarth himself says
> Quote - "The Four Stages of Cruelty were done in hopes of preventing in some
> degree that cruel treatment of poor Animals which makes the streets of
> London more disagreeable to the human mind, than any thing what ever, the
> very describing of which gives pain.... but it could not be done in too
> strong a manner as the most stony hearts were meant to be affected by
> them... " end quote
> It is the human being who ends as cold corpse on the dissecting table.....
> These days the cruelty is not committed so openly on the street, but
> behind high walls with very sophisticated security systems, in such secrecy
> that most people are unaware of the extent of it. In Cambridge, where Bacon,
> early advocate of vivisection went to study, are 'Life (!) Sciences'
> departments, where experiments are carried out on primates and other
> animals. Similar faculties are being built at great expense, and the cost is
> not only financial but human.
> The herding, estranging of animals from their natural environment and
> relationship with other species, vaccinating and medicating them, placing
> them in restraining, confining single animal width runways - as pictured on
> the web site - stunning with electric-stun guns into insensibility, and then
> slaughtering them, I see, for instance, a picture of our education system as
> it is increasingly practiced in some state schools where children are herded
> into a collective group soul identity, inoculated with false world
> conceptions, made to travel in restrictive straight jacket thought
> paradigms, stunned with information overload; with the ultimate intention of
> slaughtering what is intrinsically human in them.
> This is not to say that this will succeed. Only that it is the intention
> of certain beings, imaged in ill treatment of animals among other symptoms
> around us, and to bring about another, healthy outcome we need to look at
> what is going on. The irony is that if we refused this inhumanity towards
> animals, it could not so easily be practiced upon ourselves!
> The gesture of the Rosicrucian is reverence, love and service to the realm
> which has fallen that we ourselves may rise, and upon whose back we have
> climbed to human status. Can we be compassionate humans while abusive to
> animals? Here is the ideal.
> Rudolf Steiner 'Francis of Assisi made no attempt to set aside the
> experiences of the heart; on the contrary, he retained them in complete
> perfection. That is what is so grand and majestic about Francis of Assisi;
> he enlarged his heart to embrace his entire soul, his entire being.'
> End quote. Rudolf Steiner June 6 1912 Oslo.
> The moral virtue-soul-force that could heal leprosy can also raise what is
> bestial. The animals have so much to tell us. They are ensouled beings.
> Animals in the wild remain wild. They live in their own species, eat and
> are eaten, breed and die. Animals brought into relationship with what is
> truly human behave quite differently. I can think of a sanctuary here in
> England, where many horses and donkeys live in small herds which the animals
> form for themselves, where their evident friendships are respected and
> accommodated, faithful friendships which last for their lifetimes.
> Cross species friendships also form. I know of a donkey and a goat who
> are inseparable. This is not just a case of mother substitute, but a coming
> together of animal adults in companionable, warm relationship.
> This is a beautiful thing to see. It can only occur where humans come
> into the lives of animals in a loving way.
> In dark magic/occultism, animal abuse is brought into relationship with
> human sado-masochistic and aberrant sexual practices, such as bestiality.
> The Famous Hellfire Club, founded by Sir Francis Dashwood, known as the
> 'Order of the Knights of St Francis' or 'The Monks of Medmenham' parodied
> the purification of the astral body striven for by the true Franciscan
> Knights of Compassion, wearing Franciscan habits they performed horrible
> black magical rites where animals were involved in foul ways. Again there
> was an inner circle of twelve.
> In this picture of Francis Dashwood, also by Hogarth, the face in the halo,
> said to be Lord Sandwich, looks remarkably like Ahriman to me.....
> The common practice by black magicians of reversing something holy, not
> only seeks to draw strength from the power of the good and turn it to the
> service of evil, (since evil is always too weak itself to stand alone) the
> reversal has always has an element of hate in it. A breath of Soratic rage.
> It is usual to downplay the Hellfire Club as merely a few young noblemen
> indulging in a bit of rather silly ribaldry dressed as monks and nuns and
> spicing it up with a bit of black magic. But it went beyond that, as its
> membership indicates. What consciously opposes the good has a deliberate
> aim in view inimical to the true spiritual destiny of humanity.
> In the course of human evolution empathy must be developed. Not a
> sentimental feel good self indulgence, but true sympathy, which is the
> doctrine of correspondences made human, the feeling, experiencing of
> another's pain. I read an article once about a woman who must have developed
> this empathy prematurely, as she had to flee into a remote place where she
> rarely met people or even many animals. Every cruel word, or inhumane act
> was felt by her physically as well as emotionally, as terrible pain, until
> she could no longer endure the society of ordinary life as we know it today,
> and lived alone as a hermit. Many today feel the pangs of the beginning of
> this state. They suffer much, and we see them fighting the fight for the
> weak all around the world, doing aid work for the downtrodden, protecting
> the habitat of animals, trying to heal the ravaged earth, helped most surely
> by angels and elementals, bearing their pain aloft.
> Once again I turn to Longfellow. These two verses from his poem 'Saint
> Francis to the Birds' seem to me to demonstrate the appropriate relationship
> of human being to animal.
> 'O Brother birds' St Francis said,
> 'Ye come to me and ask for bread.
> But not by bread alone to-day
> Shall ye be fed and sent away.
> Ye shall be fed, ye happy birds,
> With manna of celestial words;
> Not mine, though mine they seem to be,
> Not mine, though they be spoke through me.'
> We can bring to the animals what they cannot come to of themselves.
> Again, I do not by any means restrict the great mission of St Francis to the
> animal kingdom alone. We have explored his Being, spiritual past and future
> and his works, in some depth on this list. But since the Hellfire Club still
> has its adherents and its imitators, defiling the Knighthood of Compassion,
> it must surely be a compensating, healing gesture to stand as true
> Rosicrucians and bless and heal the animal kingdom as it groaneth and
> trevaileth when forced down below its true estate and is treated as mineral
> and plant, as product and even object. Let them instead be helpmeet, friend
> and brother along the path of earthly evolving.