“And as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention.” – The Talking Heads
I’m sort of contemplating which out of several directions to go with my inquiry today. Undoubtedly, I have left several threads hanging which need to be got back to in due time, but at the same time, there are some threads that I haven’t even begun yet, such as how the whole peak oil situation ties into this.You may have noticed a few new links there on the side. I think most of them are self explanatory except for the one to Solari.com. If your interests don’t run to financial reform still take the time to scope out her analysis of what she calls ‘the tapeworm’ in the global economy. She also appears to have extensive inside knowledge of the narco/intel/paedophilia underbelly of american politics.
And why look at this? Well part of the point is to illustrate how spiritual sickness leads to perversions in every walk of life. Which brings me to BTK.
I only pick this particular sad sack of skin, because he’s current and very very typical. I have heard all kinds of estimates in terms of the numbers of serial killers out there, from as low as 35 in the united states at any given time, to as high as 500. I suspect it’s somewhere in the middle, but the fact that we don’t know, or we are not allowed to know, is troubling in and of itself.
Some people seem to have gotten confused by my posting here, partly because of my dramatic flourishes towards the end, which might seem to imply that I inextricably link human sacrifice, siddha powers, and psychopathology in some characteristic and definitive way. I’ll concede I was going more for impact than specificity of statement in that case. So allow me to clarify.
I don’t think anyone should have any difficult grasping the possibilty of a psychology that revolves around murder, torture, and the wish for godlike power. One really ought not to have look much farther than BTK and the video of his confession. Likewise, we’ve seen plenty of beliefs that might link torture and murder to occult power, particularly in serial killers, such as the Zodiac, who believed he was taking slaves to serve him in hell, or something like that.
And the reality of occult powers? well if you aint sufficiently convinced to roll with that premise, I probably aint the one to convince you.
So that leaves one linkage to be made, and that’s the kind of intense emotional/sexual/sadistic rush of power that accompanies ritualistically abusive practices. It doesn’t need to be sadistic or murderous. Uncle Al made plenty of use of sexual energies, as have tantrics and mystics for time out of mind, to motivate magickal or spiritual workings. But serial killers are an excellent example of the kind of person who gets addicted to an escalating cycle of sadistic behavior to feed an increasingly jaded and desensitized pathological personality. I’m sure some of them stop at torture, rape or emotional abuse. But some of them don’t, or won’t.
So given how ( intentionally?) hazy the numbers are on how many of these types of people are out there. ( and lets not even get started on the obfuscation on numbers of missing persons ) It’s not much of leap to imagine a handful of these budding or latent psychopaths finding their way into the legitimate occult subculture, not just a ritualistic fantasy trip, which is not to say that the two can’t coexist. What may be sadistic roleplaying to one guy could be something very very different to the guy next to him holding the knife.
Leaving the evidence for their existence aside, what is it that spurs the creation of these people in the first place? We don’t have much in the way of records to substantiate their existence very far into the past, at least not in the numbers we have today. There have always been monstrous individuals, but these days they seem to spread like weeds, and run amok almost unchecked.
My suspicion is very much like what I talked about in my earlier post. Is the spiritual seeker who takes a wrong turn really any different than the guy who never got the love he wanted, who never made a connection to society that he wanted? All because the traditional backbone of human societies, which is a connection to the transcendental principle, has been progressively and systematically obfuscated, distorted and subverted.
If you severely damage or simply totally misdirect the rudder for human experience, is it any wonder that some people go right off the map?
As a thought experiment, let’s imagine a world where one day, everyone wakes up and all experience of the divine, all authentic understanding of truth, all gnosis, all contact with a reality that exists outside of our egos, was completely gone. Where we’re all stuck in the kind of fantasy worlds the counter-initiates would like to see us in, whether it be the psychic one-world hellhole of Ben Creme/Maitreya or the techno-psychotic scifi book of revelations that the Scientologists would have you auditing your way into. What do you suppose would happen?
I think we would ALL be serial killers before too long. And from the traditional understanding of the cyclical cosmos, that is probably exactly what has happened. Many many times before…
But I think I’ll leave that for another time. Go hug someone you love.