I would describe my brew of philosophising as:
"Freedom comes when that part of yourself you least liked becomes the part of yourself you most like."I cannot help it if my own methods of escapism do not involve hitting the town and getting drunk but instead entails reaching for and grasping dainty butterflies in the sky of ideas.
"To look into the sickness of the world and one's fellow human beings is a terrible undertaking, but those who do will become well."It is truth and the freedom that comes with truth, that which is, Heidegger having defined freedom as being able to 'let beings be', that ensures the overcoming of neurosis.
"You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free."If you manage to make peace with yourself and others, i.e. let yourself and others be as well as act as you think and feel, no longer being in a state of internal division, you will allow yourself to be relaxed, in touch with the whole whilst being engaged in the now, and, as I've said before, if neurosis is the enemy, relaxation is the remedy.
"before serving your country, find out who your country serves."Without order followers, the wickedness of those at the top would be of little moment in manifested reality as these order givers would be barking orders to no one.
"Quid faciant leges ubi sola pecunia regnat?"what good are laws where only money reigns?
"He who controls the present controls the past. He who controls the past controls the future."it is fortunate that despite tyrannies and thought polices throughout the ages, substantial amounts of spiritual wealth have still managed to come down to us moderns, some of the earliest works coming to consciousness the latest, such as Sumerian Creation accounts. This in itself is ground for hope, there appearing to be a modicum of justice in the game of intergenerational transmission of beauty and truth.
"what has the character of the Beginning"is indestructible and black magic is always dependent on standing truths on their head rather than bringing any original truths to the table; thus, though inverted, the truth remains, albeit in a concealed way, and requires merely a re-inversion to be found anew, whereas inverted truth has no independent existence outside the inversion.
"at dawn of the 25th day of December [that] the birth of the Sun God was celebrated. [...] The Druids had a Madonna, or Virgin Mother, with a Child in her arms [...] and their Sun God was resurrected at the time of the year corresponding to that at which modern Christians celebrate Easter."Further East in Phrygia (now Turkey) the date of birth of a Dying-God named Attis, whom many consider synonymous with the divinity Adonis, was thought to have been born
"at midnight of the 24th of December. To the rites of Atys the modern world is indebted for the symbolism of the Christmas tree. Atys imparted his immortality to the tree beneath which he died, and days in the tomb, rose upon a date corresponding with Easter morn."Hall writes on (after briefly considering Norse god Odin hanging himself from the branches of the World Tree whilst piercing his side with the sacred spear)
"The mystery [of the dying god] has been perpetuated in Christianity in the crucifixion and death of the God-man - Jesus the Christ.[...] The myth of the dying god is the key to both universal and individual redemption and regeneration."A few months ago I wrote an all-too-short blog post called Christianity as Mystery Tradition and it is clear from reading Secret Teachings that Christian mythology is steeped to the hilt with symbolism and concepts drawn from older traditions.
"spend time with the people you love"
"money isn't everything"
"take it easy"
"each to their own"
etc.It's not always clear where and from whom clichés originate but no doubt even clichés were once original angles on the world.
"Is the new world rising from the shambles of the old."This is of course the mantra of and template for the dark occultists in charge of world destiny following as they do the free-masonic motto ordo ab chao or, in English, order out of chaos.
"jamais deux sans trois""never two without three" and this is why there will be a 3rd World War which will bring the world into the hands of an even smaller group of people than previously all thanks to the engineered chaos that such a war would create on the planetary stage and the need for order that would result in its aftermath.
"I don't know who to trust anymore."
"Trust is a hard thing to come by these days. Why don't you trust in the Lord?"The story of the film revolves around a human and animal-mimicking alien life form with hostile intentions which hides in plain sight behind a fake appearance in order to conceal its true ugly self.
"Always choose love over fear."