Posts Tagged ‘cult’
Gaslighting can be a very destructive component of a toxic relationship. It basically refers to any form of ‘reality twisting’ or ‘crazy making’ that aims to confuse or manipulate the victim. Gaslighting is used to gain power and control in the relationship, by making the victim question their reality.
The phenomenon is typically found in romantic relationships, but it can occur in all kinds of social relationships, including friendships, in the workplace and with neighbors. Sometimes it is done in an obvious way, right under the victim’s nose, but mostly it is done under the radar and you don’t always know who is gaslighting you, or even that you are being gaslighted. Read the rest of this entry »
A long history remains of brilliant thinkers, scientists, politicians, religious leaders and scholars who had throughout the ages studied the mysteries. They suffered greatly, as they were infamous in their knowledge and advancement of the sciences, and thus reviled and distrusted, due to the change they brought about in human history. It often began as a study of religion and the cosmos, which opened up the doorways to new ways of thinking.
None could be a better example than Galileo Galilei, who was forced to recant on his knees, on penalty of death, that the world was not only round, but that we were orbiting the sun.
Geordiano Bruno also faced the Roman Inquisition. He was a priest, philosopher, mathematician and astrologer. He was burned at the stake for heresy due to his unorthodox cosmological theories. Read the rest of this entry »
The ideal for many of us is to be superhuman – to be better in our own human form, or for some attaining the perfection of mental or psychic superiority. For aeons humans have seen themselves as the most intelligent beings, the masters, or even the center of the universe, before Copernicus opened us up to the mechanism of our solar system, and thus our galaxy. Before then, and still now, we were always desiring to be better than most.
For many our higher powers have mostly taken on the form of the human, or better yet the man or masculine. The idea of becoming an animal, or even worse, a cursed female, was seen as a punishment for being an inefficient human. This was seen in the quaint but powerful cult of Pythagoras, where attaining the ideal both numerically as well as humanly were to be earned, and that becoming an animal would be the punishment for being a poor person or not being able to follow through on society’s morals. Read the rest of this entry »
The most exponential time of growth in children’s powers have always been traditionally around the time kids are starting to become adults, and with the changes of emotional volatility, parents must be aware of all the energies and ideas that will be available to their kids.
To children, in a position of powerlessness, with no rights to vote, work or leave their families despite their apparent maturity, this age opens up a slew of interesting, powerful and also useless notions that can leave them confused and highly susceptible.
We as adults should be doing research into psychic abilities and explain to them the difference between spirituality, religion and psychic work. Spirituality is often an amalgamation of different ideas, a blend of ideals that help a person feel better. Religion is an ordered and structured set of moral laws to accompany the spiritual ideals for people. Psychic work can be utilized in both aspects, and have been over the ages, which is where we have historical prophets. In truth though some people seem to prefer using psychics to distance others from their spiritual truths, as the mind of man will supersede the mind of god, thus allowing for both the freedom to grow but also no foundation upon which to grow from. Read the rest of this entry »