Children Under Attack
- Danny's quote from Romance of Two Worlds was much with me this week, with
its wonderful description of the life and glory of the denizens of the Air,
and the sense of freedom and inner light it brought. I thought of Marie
Corelli and her constant preoccupation with the trend towards soulless and
atomistic education of children - and that was around 1900.
Here is the frontpiece of her book 'The Mighty Atom'
"To the self styled 'Progressivists' who by precept and example assist the
infamous cause of education without religion. And who, by promoting the
idea, borrowed from French athiesm, of denying to the children in
board-schools and elsewhere,THE KNOWLEDGE AND LOVE OF GOD, as the true
foundation of noble living, and are guilty of a worse crime than MURDER."
Today the relentless attack on the spiritual being of children was
increased to an appalling new level with the publication of a booklet on sex
education to be used in schools, directed at nine to eleven year olds.
The booklet shows, in pictures, among other things, how to masturbate,
which must make any teacher addressing a class of nine year olds of both
sexes, feel like a pedophile.
My eldest son is thirty two and so I have dealt with a lot of children
and young people over the years, and am aware that they are not all innocent
little angels all of the time. I maintain, however, that they are a lot
more innocent, in the true sense of the word, than popular 'culture' would
have us believe. An experienced parent or teacher can, as it were, take the
pulse of a child's disposition, feel the mood of soul.
Yesterday, as I worked on a picture, I listened to a radio interview
with one of the promoters of this booklet with an increasing sense of
horror. She was a youngish woman representing the Family Planning
Association and it was not only the repeated use of sentences beginning with
'research shows' 'research tells us' 'sixty per cent of parents want this
booklet' and on and on, what was so eerie was the flat, monotone of a
deadened voice repeating it's brainwashed mantra like message.
I could not help thinking of lecture thirteen of Steiner's lecture
cycle entitled 'The Book of Revelation and the Work of the Priest' in which
he speaks, with his usual compassion and lack of criticism of 'egoless
beings' who are not necessarily evil, but who can be inhabited by other
entities. ( I do not add a quote as it is one of those lectures which need
to be read in its entirety and pondered deeply, and I do not have time to
copy it all. The Book, I would say, is essential reading for our times - "He
has made us kings and priests" at least, that is the goal! and duties go
While these egoless beings are endowed with soul and must be treated with
love and compassion, any manipulating demonic entities must also be
recognized for what they are, and set in context, in the light of clear
consciousness, which Steiner tells us inhibits their activities.
The woman from FPA refused to give the sources of their funding,
(extremely telling) or any details of the 'research' she quoted so
constantly. Sixty percent of whom? And how many were asked? It is even
just possible that sixty per cent of the committed supporters attending the
present Labour party conference would say that Tony B-liar is an honest man!
We are all familiar with the line 'Lies, damned lies and statistics' and we
can see how utterly Ahrimanic such accounting is, reducing human beings to a
flattened, invisible average which has no real existence. Who is the .5 of
the average family with 1.5 children?
I thought of my nine year old Fairy God Daughter, Raffi, (Raphaella)
thankfully not in state schooling. Fairy, because when I promised to be
Godmother and to care for her in the event of anything befalling her
parents, her mother and I were standing on a bridge over swiftly flowing
water in an ancient forest and the wild horses, dryads, gnomes and nixies
stood witness to the vow. Like other nine year old girls I know, Raffi's
great love and major preoccupation is animals, chiefly horses, as she loves
to ride, and above all her Schnauser, Bagel.
The animal nature is safely and lovingly explored in an external
When Raffi visits me in London, her first act is to take the bag of
nuts and secrete them around the garden for squirrels and mice to find,
always watched - as she is well aware - by bright eyes from tree and bush.
Then the pond is carefully cleared of weed with a twig, so the frogs are
happy, and leaf boats set floating for the fairies to ride. Bird feeders
filled, water changed and careful note made of what is flowering and where,
to tell me when she comes in.
Then we do all manner of other things together, all accompanied by
talking about everything that interests her. Just as adults and children
interact normally everywhere! And how we keep up with what is going on in
their lives. Nothing new. Nothing unusual.
FPA is not just what it would have us believe, any more than is Planned
Parenting the benevolent organization it purports to be. There are agendas
behind these organizations, and Planned Parenting covers many activities in
the so called 'third world'.
My heart aches for the children who are forced into early adolescence.
Tweeny magazines already promote every kind of sexual awareness at very
little girls who totter around on high heels in skin tight crop tops and
mini skirts with tatoos and make up.
Very dark, Asuric entities seek entrance through such peverted
sexualising of innocent children. Let me today bring a 'compensating deed'
in the shape of a poem by Isabel Wyatt, who wrote such wonderful stories for
children, at this special season of the year.
With falling stars from the far Perseids
You came to Earth,
May you fight doughtily where Michael bids,
Warrior from birth.
Out of his starry forges may you bring
Heart of true lion.
In your will's weilding may there glow and ring
His heavenly iron.
In your strong thinking stream his clarity.
All this life's span,
In thinking, feeling, striving, may you be
Stern Michael's Man.
A child does not have to be born at Michaelmas to be Michael's Child, and so
I pray that the light of Michael be upon his children today.
>Jan wrote:Dear Jan,
> I could not help thinking of lecture thirteen of Steiner's lecture
> cycle entitled 'The Book of Revelation and the Work of the Priest' in which
See my review of this book at: http://www.doyletics.com/arj/tborrvw.htm
> Michaelmas ChildThanks for the poem, it has a special meaning to me as my father was born
> With falling stars from the far Perseids
> You came to Earth,
> May you fight doughtily where Michael bids,
> Warrior from birth.
> Out of his starry forges may you bring
> Heart of true lion.
> In your will's weilding may there glow and ring
> His heavenly iron.
> In your strong thinking stream his clarity.
> All this life's span,
> In thinking, feeling, striving, may you be
> Stern Michael's Man.
> Isabel Wyatt
> A child does not have to be born at Michaelmas to be Michael's Child, and so
> I pray that the light of Michael be upon his children today.
on Michaelmas 86 years ago. In the asterisk below I hope you can imagine
the light glinting from Mi-cha-el's sword,
in freedom and l*ght,
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"An Outline of Occult Science, Ch 1,2,3" by Rudolf Steiner
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