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Pro-Spirit - and a reality check

Jan 16, 1995 02:30 PM
by Keith Price

Children, children, children! This issue seems to bring out the
best and worst in everyone.  I know it has in me and I will admit
it.  How about you, Nika? Are your really as cheap and small as
you talk, I think not.  If you are a really a theosophist you can
rise above the street to the buddhic level.

What I am trying to work toward is not a bunch of cheap not
really funny banter and stereotyping.  I have been stereotyped
like a black man by a racist (I have said time and time again
that I am basically pro-choice, but nobody chooses to hear that).
I suggest there may be a higher way to look at this matter that
other in-your-face talk show debates and tired activist rhethoric
have missed.

Everybody thinks the line has been drawn and there are only two
possible choices.  EIther you are pro-choice and that bring along
a set of very positve or very negative images and sterotypes with
it, depending on which side of the debate you are on --

Or you are pro-life, or anti-abortion and this brings another set
of very positive or negative images, stereotypes and overused
arguments along with it again depending on which side of the
debate you are on.

What about PRO-SPIRIT? Yes, think about it why can't we be

Before you start thinking of a bunch of halfway cut comebacks or
over-refined theosophical research, think about what it means to
be pro-spirit.

Yes, John Mead we should honor the individual.  The individual is
responsible for it's choices and no one has the right to make
that choice for the individual.  This is the pro-spirit position.
We are 100% together.

The monad is manifesting in the foetus and has a right to full
spiritual development.  To stop it's develpment is to stop it's
spiritual unfoldment.  Who has the right to stop the spiritual
unfoldment of another human being? I certainly don't? Do you
Nick, JRC, JS et al? If you think not then we are both pro-spirit
and are 100% together.

Nika, I am not really angry at you, my skin is not that thin.  I
pity you and many.

We are all under a kind of TRANCE on this subject.  We are
mesmerized by the same tired arguments.

The same scenes on TV.  The years and years of hypnosis.  I
apologize for the word lies, that was leading with my chin, as
they say.  If you are just mouthing what you have heard over and
over without really believing it.  You aren't lying, at least not
conciously.  You are just spouting the party line because it
keeps you in a comfort zone.  Obviously many are not very
uncomfortable with the idea of abotion but need some kind of
double talk, smoke and mirrors, to make the unacceptable

Who is doing the hypnotising? Who is putting us in a trance? I
suggest it is none other than the BROTHERS OF THE SHADOW.

In some way I find this guys in the white hats (Masters) and guys
in the black hats (Brothers of the shadow) rather silly.  Like a
1930's B Western where you could allways tell the good guys from
the bad guys by the color of their hats.  Yellow caps and red
caps in the "Secret Doctrine", same thing.

But the brothers of the shadows do exist, even if only as Jungian
archetypes in our unconcious.  They abound on Madison avenue, the
porno trade, drug markets, churches, theosophical societies and
many places high and low.

The difference between black magic and white magic is doing
concious evil or concious good, but the problem is that so few of
us, me for sure, are advanced enough to have the discrimination.
When you are in meditation how do you know where you intuitions,
images, answers are coming from? It takes a highly developed
sense of discrimination to determine if the answers are from the
astral or buddhic plane.

So many of us follow group think.  A cultural role models think a
certain way, so obviously I should too.

How do we get out of the trance? By just waking up! Be
enlightened! If only it were so easy.

Reality check - the members of the theosophical society and even
its fellow traveller are a very small percentage of the
population.  We have no real political power at all.  The only
power we have is the power of ideas.  Not old ideas, but new
creative ideas.

I suggest a Hegelian synthesis to rise above the thesis of
pro-life, the antithesis of pro-choice to the next stage in
spiritual evolution PRO-SPIRIT.  Help me develop it.  We could
work together on this, instead of taking cheap shots that
tomorrow will be forgotten.  But a principle like pro-spirit is
eternal as the ancient wisdom.

Who could argue with that?


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