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The Intensified War Between Good And Evil

By James Donahue

The news is filled with stories about violent acts by individuals who walk into public places with guns blazing. The killers are being identified as fringe radicals, usually acting alone. They often are shown to have spent years of personal frustration which is often expressed in personal writings or actions. When they snap they decide to go on suicide missions and take as many other people as they can out with them.

It is a strange form of terrorism taking root in grass roots America. Its sudden and unexpected occurrence cannot be predicted and probably cannot be prevented without extreme measures that would strip all Americans of personal freedoms. Even extreme measures might not have stopped such events as the killing of abortion practitioner Dr. George Tiller in his Wichita, Kansas church, the murder of Army recruiter Pvt. William Long in Little Rock, Arkansas, and the fatal shooting of Stephen Johns, a security guard at the nation’s holocaust museum in Washington, D. C.

These were but the latest in a growing string of violent shootings (and bombings) by people identified as radical “right-wing” thinkers apparently wanting to make a strong political statement by going out in a blaze of glory.

The television talking heads are busy attempting to fix the blame. Some are saying it was all triggered by the election of America’s first black president and the take-over of both the House and Senate by the Democratic Party. Others blame radical right-wing radio and television personalities like Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly, who preach hate and division. Still others blame the Muslims, extreme right-wing Christian sects, the neo-Nazis and other extreme hate groups.

We believe the problem goes much deeper. We believe we are observing a spiritual war; one that has been raging for thousands of years but is now bubbling to the surface. It is the old battle between good and evil.

So how do we define that which is good and that which is evil? And what is causing this new intensity in the age-old fight?

There is a passage in Aleister Crowley’s disturbing work, Liber AL vel Legis, best known as The Book of the Law, that many occultists believe best defines this conflict: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law. The word of sin is restriction . . . There is no bond that can unite the divided but love: all else is a curse . . . Let it be that state of manyhood bound and loathing. So with thy all; thou has no right but to do thy will.”

While Crowley penned these words, he claimed that they were dictated to him from a spiritual entity that called itself Aiwass during a three-day session in 1904 in Cairo, Egypt.

What this spiritual force was teaching is that humans create their own universe at will and the completion of this “perfect” will thus becomes the “whole of the law.” If it is our desire, all humans should enjoy a life of peace, harmony and joy without facing pain, hardship and conflict. But there is yet another hook in this law. The verses also explain that “Love is the law, love under will.” Thus our will must be in harmony with the will of others so we are not in conflict.

In attempting to explain these verses Crowley wrote: “Each action or motion is an act of love, the uniting with one or another part of Nuit (the living universe); each such act must be under will, chosen as to fulfill and not to thwart the true nature of the being concerned.”

Thus the only conflict between humans and the completion of our will is restriction, either by the twisted manifestations created by others or by unholy and conflicting patterns we are persuaded to accept as true. Thus restriction defines sin, which is another word for evil.

We find ourselves in conflict with most organized religious systems because they teach that the concepts of pain and suffering are a necessary part of life. An external god that demands a blood sacrifice for spiritual fulfillment does not fit in the realm of this life pattern. Notice that it is from radical religious systems that many of the contemporary “killers” emerge with guns blazing.

Does this mean that all religion is evil? Not at all. Every human needs to find a spiritual path to follow during the time allowed on this planet, in this body. We all seek the god and humanity has had a remarkable ability to have created a wide variety of ways to do this work.

What is happening is that the world is going through a major transition. Some of the spiritual masters say we are about to move into a new dimension and that the change is already affecting the way people behave. There are those who understand this shift and are getting spiritually prepared for it. And there are those who are clinging to old religious belief systems and world materialism and are either missing the change, or coming into this new world kicking and screaming. The division is becoming noticeable.

The Hindu Master, Her Holiness Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi, recently warned of looming world chaos as the negative thoughts and energies created by humans since the beginning of our existence on the planet emerge from the rocks and enter people. As it happens, people will behave irrationally, as we are seeing in the news. She instructs her followers to merely accept these energies, take them into the heart shakra and then just let it go. She said this will make the transition easier and faster.

We are seeing two distinct forces in the political arena in the United States within recent months. Notice that President Barack Obama represents a call for peace and world harmony. He is reaching out to all world leaders to lay down their arms and unite in a common movement to solve world problems.

But as President Obama makes overtures for peace and good will, his opponents are rising up with calls for more war, more hatred, more materialism and more division. This group seeks extreme division among religious groups, among races, among sexes, among political parties, and especially among nations.

Thus we go back to those words in the Book of the Law: “The word of sin is restriction . . . There is no bond that can unite the divided but love: all else is a curse . . . Let it be that state of manyhood bond and loathing. So with thy all; thou has no right but to do thy will.”

The spiritual war then is raging between those forces that would divide and the forces that would unite us all in love. When you look at world events, it all boils down to this.

The Abba Father, the entity who communicates with us through this writer’s wife, Doris, last year accurately predicted that Mr. Obama would win the presidential election in America. After this he said Mr. Obama’s term would be the beginning of a restoration of America as a lighthouse for a united world.

He will unite all,” the Abba Father said of President Obama. “The world will be without borders. Wars will cease. A world at peace will come quickly.”

Isn’t this what we all want? Is this not love under will? If so, then why are so many people fighting it?