Re: Theos-World Re: Does Shadow Self existence lead to Evil
Mar 06, 2008 02:56 PM
by Cass Silva
Please correct me if I am wrong, but isn't our own Shadow Self a/c to Modern Psychology that part of us that has suppressed all traumatic events in our life, but still contributes to the personality that is shown to the world. A path to understanding our raisson detre is to clean out this shadow self, without self condemnation, but as an objective observer. Through acknowledgement we gain mastery or at least an understanding of where that negativity came from. To face our demons so to speak.
Those that chose not to look oneself clearly in the eye and see the full picture will defend their actions and will look for more and more selfish outcomes. Those actions that protect the "shadow self". Perhaps eventually, the shadow self becomes the dominant actor, and when this occurs it aligns themselves with other personalities operating through the shadow.
Looking forward to some feedback.
plcoles1 <email@example.com> wrote:
You wrote :
"From my perspective, humanity's gullibility and
misguided forms of acceptance, often influenced by
powerful occult energies, know no bounds and ensures
we are to remain the mere playthings of the Brothers
of the Shadow for some time to come."
Yes we are, all of us to some extent gullible and misguided but we
do from time to time have insights and do good deeds as well.
>From my current point of view CLW's writings by on large taught
fairly balanced spiritual values and tolerance for others and these
writings no doubt have encouraged people to try and develop those
principles as well and brought some light into the world.
I have problems with this concept of "brothers of the shadow" it
smacks too much to me of "Satan and his demons", aren't we all a
mixture of good and bad and sometimes we are under "shadows" and
then sometimes more influenced by the "light", isn't paradox and
contradiction evident in all facets of life?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "nhcareyta" <nhcareyta@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "plcoles1" <plcoles1@> wrote:
> > Interesting doco.
> > Perry
> > http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8575648331106173390&hl=en
> Dear Perry
> Thank you for this most interesting documentary
> of yet another fraud and liar duping his
> I remember reading his work The Teachings of Don
> Juan in the early seventies.
> It reminds me of one Cyril Hoskin a k a T Lobsang
> Rampa, another of like kind, who many of us young
> seekers absorbed, in our gullible innocence, as a
> truthful and honest person.
> What is quite extraordinary to me is that, despite
> unequivocal evidence of their fraud and lies,
> their deceptions and hypocrisy and their utterly
> discredited fantasies, they still have followers
> who believe in them and much of what they say.
> What is even more extraordinary to me is that
> among so-called theosophical truth-seekers Bishop
> C W Leadbeater is still accepted as a person of
> credibility and even adoration.
> Others accept him and his fantasies simply because
> some of his writings happen to copy what other
> genuine truth-tellers have said or written before
> At least Mr Castaneda only claimed to have been
> taught by a Yaqui shaman.
> And Mr Hoskin only claimed to be a Tibetan Lama.
> Bishop Leadbeater claimed to be in contact with the
> "Supreme Director of evolution on this globe",
> perhaps his most supreme fantasy, amongst many others.
> From my perspective, humanity's gullibility and
> misguided forms of acceptance, often influenced by
> powerful occult energies, know no bounds and ensures
> we are to remain the mere playthings of the Brothers
> of the Shadow for some time to come.
> Kind regards
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