Apostles and Inklings
- Hello Bruce,
How nice to hear from you. Yes, this is a fascinating topic, and the more
so as it is inevitably interwoven with individual karma and biography.
It seems that these situations arise as a result of the old Kundalini
Rising direction of energy flowing from lower chakra to higher chakra, which
was the old path of Initiation. Rudolf Steiner gives a reverse path, of
course, which is suitable for this time and this emerging new consciousness.
He says somewhere, and I'm writing in haste before an appointment so can't
check it out, that sexual energy is 'not suitable' for transformation to
energy for spiritual cognition.
The exercises and meditations he gives are safeguards against this
overwhelming of the pupil by sexual energy. Many of the exercises are plant
based, for instance.
The Rose Cross meditation, of course, is invaluable here.
We know that occultists who venture into supersensible worlds without
necessary purifying and preparation can fall prey to a magnification and
intensification of sexual forces, as well as to greatly enhanced lower
egotism and their 'revelations' are consequently skewed and unclear if not
actually misleading. There is also the question of teacher-pupil abuse, of
taking energies and forces from the pupil, and the danger of something
unwholesome and untoward invading the pupil from the teacher. It is
interesting that in such cases the pupils or participants selected tend to
be boys or young girls, in any case those with youthful refreshing energies
to be reaped, as is also the case in other Black Magical practices, such as
sacrificing babies. Demonic entities, of course, come into play.
Inkling Charles Williams deliberately engaged with sexual energy and with
desire itself, as he did with every motive force that he could identify
within himself or others. He attempted to 'turn back' these forces,
another difficult if not dangerous practice, which in his case also led to a
tendency to treat other people in a careless even cruel manner. However, as
I said before, intent is all important and those who dare deep, compelling
forces and mysteries often fall, but may be able to garner much by balancing
karma in new incarnations, if the intention was initially pure.
Again, I don't have time to reference it, but Mabel Collins too speaks of
how in the soul garden of the occultist a weed may grow to vast proportions,
whereas in the ordinary man it does not so flourish. Steiner speaks too of
how people can 'become worse' when spiritual development is begun without
sufficient care for balancing thinking, feeling and willing, and working
with the monthly exercises.
The Anglican Church, of course, which has given rise to quite a few cases,
is inevitably tainted by its Established condition, being part of the State.
Which is not to say that there are not genuine and aspiring souls working
within it, of course. However, in Britain today I see the Church as largely
destructive in effect, more by sin of omission than anything else. Without
knowledge, it has become its opposite in many important ways.
On another level we are seeing a truly horrific 'reaping' of youthful
energies today as a result of the sexualizing of children, with sex
education beginning in primary school and 'exploring' even teaching
masturbation 'techniques' to children. While the teachers are not, of
course, practicing occultists, they must be unwitting agents of Asuric
beings, and children are certainly harmed by the consequent acceleration of
their sexual development. I have heard stories of real damage and distress
in children subjected to this teaching from their mothers, some of whom have
removed children from schools.
The phenomenon of so called 'bi-curious girls' is much promoted by
television soap operas, teen magazines and advertising, as well as the sex
education classes in schools. Girls are urged to try lesbian sex. It is an
'have it all try everything' approach. As this is pressed upon them before
they are really ready for any sexual experience it adds to their confusion
and vulnerability, which in turn opens them to other forms of manipulation
and abuse via media and marketing. Paying for Speed Dating is considered
normal. 'Mac Sex' has led to a massive increase in the incidence of sexually
transmitted disease, causing infertility in many young women. There is an
occult dimension to all this, and an agenda behind it.
Again, this is a complex and fascinating area of observation and study,
which we need to keep well in view and in relation to the insights available
in spiritual science.