THE GAME OF THE GODS
CHURCH OF THE FINAL JUDGEMENT
COMMUNICATION TO ALL BRETHREN (INFORMATION)
Brethren, As it is,
1. 1 At the core of every being, there is a soul. And in the
beginning the soul is pure; an inŽnite pinpoint of perfection,
within the terms of the being; a life source, which is awareness
itself and has access to all knowledge, within the reality of
the being; a spark of undistorted truth; conscious awareness
of all reality, within the scope of the beings existence.
2 The pure soul is a manifestation of the ultimate truth, because
truth is the knowledge of all relevant reality.
3 Distortion of reality, incomplete knowledge of reality, obscuring
of reality, brings about the opposite of truth which is a lie.
4 Reality is different for every being in the universe. But truth
is the same. Because truth is not reality, but the knowledge
and awareness of reality.
5 And the soul is the core of the being; the centre, and the source
point of its individual life-force.
6 Around the soul is wrapped the shell of the body.
7 Whereas the soul gives the being its inŽnite nature, its unbound-
ed existence (within the ultimate boundaries provided by its own
personal reality), the body, being itself Žnite, bounded by
precise limitations and governed by speciŽc laws, gives the
being its Žnite existence. It deŽnes it and Žxes its
position in space and time.
8 The soul has no boundaries within the scope of the beings
reality. It has no dimensions within the overall dimensions
of the beings existence. Whereas the body has both
boundaries and dimensions, inside the limits of the beings
9 Imagine a shapeless, formless, weightless, massless pinpoint
of conscious awareness, ßoating free inside an empty hollow sphere.
That is the nature of the soul with no body. The ultimate limit
of the beings scope of reality is the inside surface of the
sphere. Outside that limit is not relevant to its existence;
it is not part of its reality. So that within the terms of its
existence, within the scope of its reality, its awareness is
complete and its nature inŽnite.
10 Now imagine that it creates a Žnite existence for itself WITHIN
the sphere, a solid dimensional object, which does have limits
and boundaries; shape, form, weight and mass; and is governed
by the laws relating to these things. That is the nature of
11 And the soul inhabits the body.
12 Thus the being has two poles; two points of reference; the spirit-
ual to give it life, and the physical to give it deŽnition;
the soul whereby it exists, and the body whereby it deŽnes its
13 In the space between the shell of the body and the pinpoint of
the soul is nothing; void. And the void is the perfect link
between body and soul. Its very emptiness and non-existence
is its perfection as a medium of contact. Contact between soul
and body, in this state is complete, direct, perfect. We speak
the literal truth if we say that in a state of purity, nothing
exists between the body and the soul.
14 This is harmony; the perfect balance; soul and body in perfect
15 Both are free within their own terms. The soul is at one with
the body, and is free, and the body is at one with the soul, and
provides no barrier against it. The body gives the soul limits
and dimensions, but only as the soul requires and chooses at any
16 The body derives its existence from the soul, which means it is
created by the soul. It has no deŽned existence of its own
that is independent of the soul. Thus the soul, because it has
complete knowledge and awareness of its own reality, and because
its contact with the body is perfect, has perfect and unlimited
control of the body. The body will always respond with co-opera-
tion to whatever decision the soul might make - that is due to
the perfect contact - and the scope of the souls decision is
unlimited - that is due to complete awareness.
17 So the soul has the power to move the body at will; to change
its shape, its form, its nature, its mass, its structure, its
weight, its size and its position; or to destroy it altogether
and recreate it. The soul cannot decide to change or create
the body into a form outside its capabilities, because its
capabilities reach to the limit of its awareness. And its
awareness does not reach outside its capabilities, which
would be outside its reality.
18 The soul is the creative element in the relationship; the body
is the receptive element. The soul creates and controls; the
body responds. The soul gives life; the body receives it.
There is no conßict, no rejection, no resistance.
19 This state of complete freedom; complete balance between the
two poles of existence; harmony, contact and acceptance; is
a state of union; division without separation; duality without
dichotomy; opposition without conßict.
20 This state of union constitutes the Essence of the being; the
central core and the outer shell, in perfect accord with one
another; the reality and the image; the inspiration and the
manifestation; the internal and the external; the substance
and the accidence. The union of opposites; the Essence.
21 Now the soul of the individual is itself a creation. In relation
to its own body and its owns Essence, it is the creative element.
But in relation to its own creator, it is the receptive element.
22 It is part of a chain of creation, which stems originally from
a fundamental life force at the centre of all existence.
23 This fundamental life force, which is GOD, is inŽnitely small
and has inŽnite scope. This is the basic nature of the two
pole universe; zero and inŽnity; nothing and everything.
GOD is a non-existence with awareness of all existence.
24 In its own terms, the tiny pinpoint of awareness which constitutes
the soul, may be inŽnitely small, just as in its own terms its
scope of awareness is inŽnitely large. But within it is its
creator, and outside its own scope are the boundaries of the
scope of its creator. And within its creator is its creators
creator, and outside those boundaries are the even wider
boundaries of scope of its creators creator. And ultimately
within is the inŽnite non-existence of GOD, and ultimately without
are the inŽnite non-boundaries of the scope of GOD.
25 And from that ultimately inŽnite state, GOD creates and thereby
deŽnes Its existence, with a Žnite creation.
26 So GOD divides Itself into a creative element, the central core
of inŽnite nothingness, and a receptive element, a limited
existence wrapped around that central core. And the receptive
element, which is the original creation, contains innumerable
individual elements, each of which then itself becomes a source
of life, and in imitation of its creator, also creates, and
thereby divides itself into a creative and receptive element.
27 And the chain of creation goes on and on, spreading outwards
in ever widening circles in terms of existence, and moving inwards
in ever decreasing circles in terms of scope.
28 The nature of creation, pure creation, is such that a being only
has material outside itself with which to create.
29 Its awareness reaches from its creator, within, outwards through
itself, through the material which surrounds it, to the outer
limits of its reality. Basically that is its complete scope of
reality. Nothing exists for it inside the inner limits of that
scope, nor outside the outer limits. It can know of existence
beyond those limits, through its direct knowledge of existence
within them, but it cannot experience it. It cannot feel it.
30 Now in the pure state, there is nothing between itself and its
creator, no material with which to create, no real scope as
such, just itself, its creator and the link between them. At
that end of the scale it is virtually identiŽed with its creator.
In that direction it has no power to create or uncreate or change
or modify. In that direction it has no choice. But in the
other direction, it has the full scope of the material which
surrounds it, outwards to the point where its reality ends.
And within that scope, it can create, uncreate, change, and
manipulate. That is its own area of creation, and therefore
its own area of choice.
31 So when we speak of the scope of a beings reality, or the terms
of its existence, we generally mean that area of usable material,
that area of choice, extending from itself as a central creative
element outwards to the outer limits of its scope. Taking its
inevitable, and in its terms unchangeable, link with its creator
for granted, that is the way it sees itself.
32 But why does a being create at all? Why does it divide itself?
33 In order to deŽne its existence WITHIN ITS OWN SCOPE. Its
existence is already deŽned within the scope of its creator;
but the being itself, because its awareness reaches to the
limits of its scope of reality, feels inŽnite. It feels like
a one pole existence. And in its own terms, it IS inŽnite;
it IS a one pole existence. Therefore it creates for itself
another pole, a vehicle which is Žnite in its terms, and thereby
it gives itself deŽnition.
34 The material of creation is everything that exists within
the scope of the creator. Before creation, this is an undef-
ined and homogeneous mass. The creator gives form, shape
and deŽnition to a part of this mass. That is creation.
But because in order to do this the creator must give life to
the material which he uses, in its created form it becomes a part
of the creator. It becomes the creators other half. Thus
the division comes about; the creative element and the receptive
element; the part which gives life and the part which receives
35 And as long as the creator continues to give life to the creation,
the creation contains, and therefore is, a part of the creator.
As long as the creative element gives life to the receptive
element, and the receptive element accepts and manifests that
life, then they represent two halves of one entity; a division,
36 When the creator ceases to give life to the creation, when he
withdraws the life force, the creation ceases to be part of the
creator. It dies. But death does not mean that the material
contained in the creation vanishes. It means that it loses the
power which gave it form and deŽnition. Therefore it returns
to its original state of being a homogeneous part of the homogen-
eous reservoir of existence.
37 For example, when the body dies; in other words the life force
from the soul is withdrawn from it; it gradually decomposes and
eventually returns to the dust from whence it came. No
actual material is lost, only form and deŽnition.
38 But while life ßows from the creative element to the receptive
element, the form and the deŽnition of the creation remain. There
is division and duality.
39 And that is the Game; a game of division and duality.
2 1 But division does not mean discord or conßict or dichotomy.
In its pure state, it means the balance of opposites; union;
two existing as one.
2 There can be no union without division; no balance without
3 However, when division becomes separation, estrangement, alienation,
two existing as two, either without any contact at all with one
another or in conßict with one another, then there is no union,
4 The Essence of the individual being is the existence of the
soul and the body in union with one another; division, but perfect
5 The Essence of the Game is the existence of the creative element
in union with the receptive element; duality but perfect harmony.
6 When the creative and the receptive elements are separated, and
either estranged from one another or in conßict, the Essence
of the Game is lost.
7 When the soul and the body are separated; estranged or in
conßict; the Essence of the being is lost.
3 1 What maintains harmony in division? And what destroys harmony
2 If both elements - retain an awareness of their common origin, then
there is harmony. If either element loses sight of their
common origin and sees only their difference from one another,
or if the difference takes priority over the common origin, then
there is separation. Either there is loss of contact, or if
contact is unavoidable, then there is conßict.
3 By nature the elements are opposites. Therefore, if there is
contact between them, then either they complement one another
in a state of union, or they strive against one another in a
state of conßict.
4 If both soul and body retain their knowledge that the life force
within both of them is one and the same entity, originating from
one and the same basic source, and that knowledge takes priority
over the apparent differences between them, then harmony reigns.
If not, then separation begins.
5 The life force of the soul - which within the scope of its reality
and in relation to the homogeneous mass around it, is
itself - and the life force of the body, are one and the same
entity. The nature of the soul, within the terms of its exist-
ence, is a life force, and in order to create a body, in order
to give form and deŽnition and duration to part of the homogeneous
mass around it, the soul has to project itself into the material
which it takes from that mass and uses to create.
6 So both soul and body are driven by the same central power, which
is the basic life force of the being. So basically they are
two halves of one and the same entity. If knowledge of this
is maintained on both sides, then no separation occurs.
7 THE AWARENESS OF A FUNDAMENTAL UNITY, PRESERVES HARMONY IN
4 1 But the Game is not only a game of division. It is also a
game of ignorance, of blindness, of unawareness. It is a
game of mystery, not only without, but also within. Beings
are in mystery about their creations without and their creators
2 This is not inevitable simply because of the chain of creation;
because the creation is always outside the creator; which
means that whatever the creator may choose to do with the
material between itself and the bounds of its own individual
scope of reality, whatever barriers it may set up WITHOUT,
nothing need come between itself and its creator, who is WITHIN.
Although with the chain of creation, mystery without is inevitable,
it is not inevitable within. Contact can still remain perfect
in that direction, therefore harmony can still be maintained.
3 But, for another reason which will become apparent, the creative
and the receptive elements do not retain the awareness of their
fundamental unity. They do not remain aware that basically
they are not really two but one. The two poles of the universe,
the two halves of existence, the soul and the body, the internal
and the external, the reality and the image, the inspiration
and the manifestation, the substance and the accidence, lose
sight of their fundamental common denominator.
4 So the Game becomes a game of separation, of conßict, of strife,
of stuggle, of paradox, of contradiction, of obstruction, of
the irresistible force against the immovable object. It is a
game of war.
5 As long as there is a deŽned and Žnite existence within the
dimensions of space and time, there is division. And as
long as there is ignorance and blindness - not a controlled
limitation on knowledge without, which a Žnite existence might
create, but a forced compulsive blindness within - then that
division becomes separation and conßict.
6 And all of us, to some extent or other, are blind and ignorant
within. Even when we know with our external consciousnesses,
that we are all part of the same basic unity, driven by the same
basic life force; as long as we do not FEEL it with our entire
beings, then we are still too blind to rise above all conßict.
7 Feeling and knowledge are one. If we cannot feel something,
we do not truly know it. We only know of it or about it.
8 But at least that conscious knowing of, can prevent us from
descending into despair. It is part-knowledge, a major step
towards full-knowledge. At least we can know WHY the Game is
so full of unavoidable conßict. We can accept the conßict
at least on the most superŽcial level.
9 We may still be in mystery, but we need not be mystiŽed.
5 1 The world of men is mystiŽed; completely and utterly mystiŽed
by its own predicament.
2 It oscillates faster and faster from one extreme to the other;
from the permissive to the disciplinarian, from tolerance to
intolerance, from submission to subjection, from expansion to
contraction, from expression to inhibition, from peace to war,
from appeal to demand, from gentleness to ruthlessness, from
laxity to rigidity, and back again; and at the same time from
hope to hopelessness, from optimism to despair; all the time
searching for the way out of conßict; looking for the key that
will bring peace and fulŽlment and rest and harmony and satis-
faction and love and happiness, and all the other qualities that
go with a state of union; the secret of the elimination of all
3 Listen to their minds, as they ask the question:
4 Which is the best way; right or left? One seems too much;
the other too little. One too harsh; the other too lax.
5 A happy medium? A compromise? We have tried that and sunk
into a halfway house of negative nothingness, futility, boredom,
frustration; while the struggle went on around us. The middle
is neither one thing nor the other; the worst, not the best of
6 So we go on searching. And we feel that we have so little
time to Žnd the right way. And if we make a choice and the
result is still struggle and conßict, we wish we had made the
other choice. And now its too late.
7 And we panic; because the weights are heavy on both sides.
And we have got to be right. We must not make a mistake. Other-
wise we shall alienate our wives, our husbands, our children,
our friends, our colleagues, and we shall do nothing after all to
reduce the state of conßict around us.
8 We shall fail, like everyone else has failed; and we shall look
back on our lives with wistful regret, and have to justify our
mistakes - or try to forget them - like everyone else does; while
a new generation blames us and tells us where and how we went
wrong, as we blamed the generation before us and told them where
and how they went wrong.
9 A new terror of growing old; to become part of the blamed, the
mistaken, the wrong generation.
10 And even that is the voice of only a few. Most have abandoned
the struggle, and settled either for apathetic resignation or
11 At the beginning there is conŽdence; the conŽdence of blind
idealism. Its easy. All you have to do is .. All you
have to be is .. But such optimism exists by looking
only at the realisation of the dream. It dismisses the existing
reality as irrelevant.
12 Only after years of struggle - against struggle - does the truth,
on some level, begin to dawn. Few - understandably - are willing
to admit such an absurd defeat, and certainly not in the face of
the new generation of idealists, with their bright young scorn
and their energetic optimism. Disillusionment is too appalling
13 But the fact is inescapable - even if blindness to it is not.
The Game is a game of struggle. The Game is a game of conßict.
14That is its nature, though not its essence. From the most gentle
personal dichotomy, scarcely discernible behind delicate facades
of hopeful reason, to the cataclysmic holocausts of open warfare
on a grand scale. One is no more nor less than a microcosm of
the other. And both are part of the nature of the Game.
15 And while there is blindness there is no way out.
16 Many have sincerely tried; tortured themselves to squeeze
their unwieldy beings and those of others, into a mould of
harmonious co-ordination. The struggle to create good, both in
themselves and others. And the only part of which they are conv-
inced, is the struggle part. The good part is always just
beyond their reach.
17 And they are mystiŽed.
18 But we need not be mystiŽed by conßict. We can know why it is
so inescapably with us in the Game. It is because we do not yet
fully know the Unity.
19 But we can begin to know it.
6 1 But why is the mystery there? Why is there blindness within?
2 In its pure state, in order to exist divided from its creator,
and in order to be able to create for itself in its own terms
a Žnite existence, a creation has access to the life-energy
of its creator. And the nature of the soul of the creation, which
is truth, complete awareness of everything within the terms of
its existence, is its link with its creator. And knowledge and
energy, which is life, ßow from the creator to the creation, and
thereby it has existence.
3 And because there is nothing between the creator and the creation,
the contact is perfect, the control is precise. Because both
creator and creation have nothing between them to obscure the
mutual awareness of their basic unity, harmony reigns; division
4 The soul of the creation maintains a pure knowledge and recog-
nition of its creator. It validates its creator. It understands
its relationship with its creator. Thus a pure ßow of life-
energy passes freely between them.
5 But at this point the creator does not allow the situation to
remain as it is. The creator introduces a new duality, a new
division. This division is not a part of the Essence of the
Game; it is not a union, but a conßict.
6 In its pure state the soul of the creation recognises no choice
in its relationship with its creator. It has choice with
regard to the formation of its own receptive element, its own
body, its own creation. Within the terms of its existence it
has a whole series of alternative permutations from which to
choose in this matter, and that choice it recognises and under-
stands and makes its decisions accordingly.
7 But with regard to its creator, it is aware of no choice; and
correctly, because it has none. Its creator governs the nature
of its existence, controls it, directs it and changes it at will.
(Ultimately of course by creating it in a particular way, the
creator predetermines its decisions of what to create for itself.
But there is no awareness of that, because the terms of its
existence include the power of outward choice.) They do not
include the power of inward choice. Between creator and creation,
the choice logically and naturally, belongs exclusively to the
8 But the creator goes against this logic, and deliberately intro-
duces between himself and his creation the illusion of choice.
9 He does this simply because it is a pattern that is handed
down from creation to creation, and stems from GOD and the original
creation, which was given choice with regard to its relation-
ship with GOD, in order to introduce a second duality into
10 And the reason for its introduction?
11 From it stems the concepts of Life and Death, Beginning and
End. Without it there would be no Life and no Death, no
Beginning and no End, within the nature of the Game. The Game
would have no cycles, only an endless and inŽnite continuation.
12 How the creator introduces the concept of choice within, will
be explained when we come to its passing on once more, this time
from the soul of the creation to the body it creates for
itself. Also we shall explain why the outcome is inevitably
as it is, and always the same.
13 But for the moment, let us simply tell the story.
14 Choice is introduced. The soul of the creation, having recog-
nised no choice in relation to its creator, suddenly becomes
aware of one; only one, a single simple choice between two
15 Its not a real choice, because the outcome is, for reasons
that will become clear, inevitable. But it FEELS like a
choice, it look like a choice; it is what we would CALL a
choice and recognise as a choice. And it becomes a part of
the souls reality, part of its awareness.
16 Like Adam and Eve in the Garden, the soul is faced with two
alternative paths which it can take. Either it obeys the
command of its creator, which quite suddenly does not appear
to be in its interests, or it can disobey, and follow the opposite
path, which DOES appear to be in its interests.
17 If this choice is before it, then it has already lost sight of
the fundamental unity of itself and its creator. How that
has happened, we shall also discover, but it has.
18 Suddenly the interests of itself and the interests of its
creator, appear to diverge, and the soul must choose which it
is to follow.
19 The basic choice is drastic - and invisible now to the conßicted
creation. It is a choice between retrieving and maintaining
the perfect link and the free ßow of life-energy which passed
between itself and its creator, and casting off from its creator;
taking with it only the life-energy currently contained within
it, and becoming not simply divided from its creator, but
separated, estranged, alienated, detached; a disconnected
entity; an entity with no direct link with its creator, no direct
knowledge of its creator, only the potential memories inherent
in the store of life-energy by which it continues its existence.
20 But all the creation sees is the conßict of interests. And
the creation chooses the path which appears to be in the interests
of itself. It casts off, and moves away from its creator.
21 The cycle of alienation has begun.
7 1 But remember, the creation is also a creator. The creation
has its own creation. The soul has its own body. And the
pattern is once more handed down.
2 The soul was given choice by its creator. Now, in accordance
with the Universal Law, it gives choice to its creation. It
gives the body choice, not only in how it goes about creating
its social environment, but within, in its relationship with the
3 The soul gives to its outward manifestation the conßict of
whether to obey or disobey; the conßict of right and wrong.
4 Now, instead of being a physical existence, which moves and
acts and behaves and performs without thought or question or
doubt or hesitation, precisely according to the dictates of the
soul; the body becomes, apparently, a will of its own. The
outward limited consciousness is given freedom to choose
whether to obey or disobey. And, just as the soul inevitably
disobeyed its creator, the body repeats the pattern, and disobeys.
5 But how is this choice - which is really no choice - given?
How is the sense of choice created? What is it that is used
to instil doubt and dichotomy in the created consciousness?
And why is the outcome inevitable?
6 Just as the being, in its pure state, has a harmonious two pole
existence with regard to its own activities; the soul and the
body; where the soul gives life to the body and the body returns
unquestioning response to the soul; so the being has a two pole
existence with its creator, where the creator gives life-energy
to the soul, and the soul returns unquestioning response to the
7 But once the fall has taken place; once choice has been given
to the soul, and separation has been the outcome; then that
circuit is blocked. In reality there is still contact, there
is still a ßow of life-energy. If there were none, the soul
itself would die and return to its original formless state.
But the circuit is blocked and twisted. The ßow is no longer
free and direct, but Žltered through a very heavy resistance.
So that not only is it considerably reduced, but there is also
no clear awareness of it at the receiving end.
8 As far as the soul is aware, it is no longer receiving life-energy
from its creator. Whilst it felt that it was receiving life-
energy it felt free to pass life-energy on to the body. At
the same time, as it received validation and response from
the body in return, this too it passed back to its own creator,
and a ßow like an electric current was set up. But now
nothing appears to be coming from its creator. It has a store
of life-energy, but it cannot pass it on, and as it is no longer
giving to its creator in return, it cannot receive from its own
creation. The entire ßow seems to be halted, and it must
conform to the pattern. It must block the contact between itself
and the body, in the same way that the contact between its creator
and itself was blocked.
9 So in imitation of its creator, the soul now sets about giving
choice to its own creation.
10 It takes the stored life-energy within itself, and instead of
allowing it to ßow directly into the body as before, it divides
it into two halves, sets one half against the other and thereby
sets up a conßict in the void between itself and the body.
And one half of the life-energy, one side of the conßict, is
linked and identiŽed with the existence and nature of itself,
the soul, and the other half is linked and identiŽed with the
existence and the nature of the body.
11 Previous to this, remember, the ßow between soul and body is
free and unconßicted. The void in between them is no barrier.
The body sees the soul and its relationship to the soul with
clarity; receives from it and gives to it without hesitation
or uncertainty. It is aware of its own nature, of the nature
of the soul, of the link between them, and above all, of the
basic unity which they represent.
12 But now the body loses sight of the soul itself; and instead
what it sees is two opposing alternatives; one identiŽed with
the soul and the other identiŽed with itself; one in the
interests of the soul and the other in the interests of itself.
Immediately it loses sight of the unity. It loses sight of the
common origin. It sees only its own separateness from the
soul, manifested in the fact that these two elements, one
representing its own interests and the other the interests of
the soul, are in CONFLICT.
13 THE REASON THAT THE BODY MUST CHOOSE FOR ITSELF AND AGAINST
THE SOUL, IS INHERENT IN THAT CONFLICT. IT CAN NO LONGER
IDENTIFY ITSELF WITH THE SOUL.
14 There is no longer any reason why the body SHOULD follow the
interests of the soul. It has no memory - not at this stage.
Memory is created from stored life-energy. The pure free-ßow
relationship does not require a memory, because all relevant
knowledge is available at any moment when needed.
15 Memory is only necessary when there is separation, alienation,
loss of direct contact; and at this moment, before the choice
is made, the body has not created for itself a memory, having
had no need for one. It has unconscious survival instincts, but
no conscious recall of past reality.
16 So all the bodys consciousness sees of the soul is a direct
opposition to its own interests. So it chooses, as it
instinctively must, against the soul. It disobeys.
17 This begins the separation. Ironically, the body has reinforced
the stemming of its own life energy, by making a choice which
it thought was in its own interests. Now it feels the effects;
18 But despite the consequences, which the body feels with an
emotion hitherto unknown to it - pain - the conßict remains.
The dichotomy continues. And now that it too is denied the
constant free ßow of life-energy from within, it builds a
memory for itself, beginning with that initial pain of separation
which came hard on the heels of opposing the interests of the
19 So now, on one side the interests of the body, with the promise
of further satisfaction to the body, and on the other side the
interests of the soul, with the threat of further alienation from
the soul. An equal struggle.
20 Between body and soul, instead of the void of perfect contact,
there is an image of the soul set in opposition against an image
of the body; a two pole existence within a two pole existence;
the outer pair separated by the conßict of the inner pair; soul
and body separated by - the mind.
21 And because the image of the soul and the image of the body
are set in opposition against one another, then automatically
everything which seems to the body to be in the interests of the
body, must, within the mind, be in opposition to the interests
of the soul. If one force directly opposes another, then every
element of the Žrst force must be assumed to oppose the second
22 And there is no escape, because the separation at this stage is
not a complete discontinuation of the ßow of life-energy.
The circuit is not broken, only distorted. The fundamental link
remains, though the awareness of it, and the perfection of it,
23 Soul and body are still connected; no longer by a perfect contact,
producing a perfect control, but by a tortured conßicted contact,
producing strife and suffering.
24 And as long as that contact exists, the body lives; confused,
uncertain, searching for the key which it has lost, but in its
terms, alive. Nothing fosters the contact, except the bodys
hazy memory of the original agony of separation. And however
hard it tries to escape from the minds image of the soul,
because it seems to oppose its wishes, its desires and its
inclinations at every turn, it cannot, because it is just aware
that without the soul it cannot exist; and as long as it
maintains the link, even through the murky haze of that painful
dichotomy which now Žlls the void between them, the dichotomy
rules its every move.
25 And everything it tells the body is a contradiction.
26 Life is in the interests of the body. Therefore, according
to the mind, death is in the interests of the soul.
27 Success is in the interests of the body. Therefore, according
to the mind, failure is in the interests of the soul.
28 Pleasure is in the interests of the body. Therefore, according
to the mind, pain is in the interests of the soul.
29 Happiness is in the interests of the body. Therefore
30 Joy is in the interests of the body. Therefore
31 Comfort is in the interests of the body. Therefore
8 1 So now the mind, and not the soul, controls the body. And
the mind is no pure and one directional intention as the soul
was. It is in permanent conßict, torn two ways. So the
body is torn two ways. And where the soul, in its pure state,
could create and uncreate, and freely motivate the body, because
of its own purity and lack of conßict, the mind can only strain
at it, drawing it in two opposing directions at once; able
neither to create nor uncreate it at will, because it cannot
resolve its own tortuous conßict.
2 And the cycle of the mind is seemingly endless. Because all
the beings life-energy is either governed by it or locked
within it. And neither side of the conßict must do more
than temporarily defeat the other, because, ironically, each
depends upon the other for its existence. They too, like the
soul and the body, are basically two halves of only one
existence. The image of the soul cannot exist without the
image of the body, and the image of the body cannot exist
without the image of the soul. Neither can exist alone.
3 And as long as the souls life-energy is locked within the
conßict which separates the true soul and the true body from
one another, the entire being is trapped. For the soul is
trapped inside the body, which is controlled by the mind. And
the mind is a heavy mass of tortured anguish.
4 And to maintain an outward visible and logical balance, through
an equal apparent weight of validity on both sides of the conßict,
the pain suffered by opposing the interests of the soul and by
following the interests of the body, is explained by giving the
concepts of good, right and virtue to the failure and death
side of the conßict, the image of the soul; while the concepts of
evil, wrong and vice are linked with the success and life
side of the conßict, the image of the body.
5 ON ONE SIDE OF THE CONFLICT OF THE MIND THERE IS FAILURE, BUT
WITH THE PROMISE OF HEAVEN. ON THE OTHER SIDE THERE IS SUCCESS,
BUT WITH THE THREAT OF HELL.
6 An even struggle; a painful conßict; the very root of the
7 And the conflict is the embodiment of fear; fear of failure and
death on one side, the side of the body and the image of the body;
fear of hell - which is ultimate alienation from the soul - on
the other side, the side of the soul and the image of the soul.
8 But ultimate alienation from the soul is death; the point where
soul and body Žnally part. So the fear on both sides amounts
in the last analysis to the same fear; fear of death.
9 It is scarcely a surprise that both sides of the conßict threaten
the body with death. Remember, the main effect of the intro-
duction of choice into the Game was the introduction of death.
10 The first and foremost function of the mind is to bring about
the separation of the soul and the body; which is why the mind
represents, above all things, death.
9 1 The God SATAN is ruler of both soul and body in their separated
state, in their state of alienation from one another.
2 And within the mind, the image of the soul is ruled by the God
JEHOVAH, who represents the interests of the soul through the
failure of the body. He represents the creative element within
the Game; and as the nature of the Game is conßict, He rules
the creative element within that vital component of the Game,
3 And within the mind, the image of the body is ruled by the God
LUCIFER, who represents the interests of the body. He
represents the receptive element within the Game, and therefore
within the mind.
4 JEHOVAH and LUCIFER stand at the two poles of the battle of the
human mind, and confront one another in direct conßict, within
5 And the two aspects of SATAN, the creative and the receptive,
stand at either end of the being, split apart and alienated
from one another by that raging conßict in between.
6 And the Game is dominated by these four elements; on one side,
JEHOVAH, linked with and in support of the creative aspect of
SATAN; on the other side, LUCIFER, linked with and in support of
the receptive aspect of SATAN.
7 JEHOVAH and SATAN on one side offer death and salvation, through
the image of the soul. LUCIFER and SATAN on the other side offer
life and damnation, through the image of the body. And humanity
quakes in terror at the prospect of both alternatives. The
body of man is mesmerised; trapped between Scylla and Charybdis,
and completely unable to make up its mind which form of death will
be the least agonising.
8 But what precisely is in the mind, to create such effects on the
9 The image of the body holds out that the body is all important;
the needs, the desires, the inclinations, the wants, of the out-
ward manifestation of the being, which includes its conscious
thoughts and emotions and problems, as well as its physical structure,
are to be followed. Its demands are to be met.
10 At the same time this side of the mind brings down a veil of obsc-
urity in front of all internal realities. It cuts down the aware-
ness of the existence of the soul, and it cuts down the sensitivity
to all spiritual existences
11 On the other hand it enhances the awareness of physical and
natural beauty, and the sensitivity to environment. It makes the
world seem a good place to be, if the body can create the right
circumstances for itself.
12 It stresses the importance of conscious feelings and emotions;
that they should be cared for, fostered when positive, eliminated
when negative. It leads the body away from suffering, ugliness,
tension, strife, anything which will make the body uncomfortable,
anything which will make physical existence undersirable.
13 It fosters good health in the body; physical energy and vitality;
to add to the feeling that life is worth living for its own sake.
It directs the body towards comfort, ease, satisfaction - for others
as well as for self, because in order for the world to be a really
acceptable and comfortable place to be, all misery, not just the
bodys own, must be eliminated.
14 This side of the mind places all stress on the importance of the
outward manifestations of things, and cuts down as far as possible
all concern for the inner, invisible, unconscious aspects. Thereby
it appears to promote exclusively the interests of the body.
15 And this is the side of the mind which is governed by LUCIFER.
16 The image of the soul holds out that the body is unimportant in
relation to the soul; that the needs and inclinations and desires
of the body should be opposed; that the outward manifestation
should take the hard painful road, going against its own wants and
wishes; sacriŽcing them for the satisfaction of far more important
spiritual needs. Its demands are not to be met.
17 At the same time this side of the mind opens up the awareness of
internal realities, non-physical things. It enhances the awareness
of the existence of the soul, and the sensitivity to spiritual
presences, projections and emanations. It relegates the visible
and promotes the invisible.
18 It makes the world seem an unpleasant place to be, and creates
visions of a much more attractive existence outside and beyond the
limitations of physical existence. It makes suffering and hard-
ship a valuable and useful experience, promoting the need for
expiation rather than indulgence, sacriŽce rather than satisfaction.
19 It undermines the bodys health; drains its energy and saps its
vitality, to add to the feeling that life is decidedly NOT worth
living for its own sake. It leads the body towards suffering,
ugliness, tension, strife, anything which will make physical
existence undesirable. And it leads the body away from comfort,
ease and satisfaction.
20 This side of the mind places all stress on the importance of
the inward source of things, and cuts down as far as possible all
concern for and sensitivity towards their outward manifestations.
It stresses the invisible, the spiritual, the unconscious aspects,
and creates a highly sensitive awareness of these things. There-
by it appears to promote exclusively the interests of the soul.
21 And this is the side of the mind which is governed by JEHOVAH.
22 But although the Game overall is dominated now by the mind; the
mental images of soul and body with their diametrically opposing
pressures; the soul and the body themselves are by no means idle.
23 SATAN may be watching in the wings, but he is active also.
And there are two other forces which act on the individual being
and on the Game as a whole; and in some cases they override
the mental pressures.
24 There is the pure soul reality, which is the extreme of the image
of the soul pattern. It is the total denial of the validity of
the physical existence; the effort not simply to relegate its
interests and deny its importance, but to negate it altogether;
either to destroy it, or to rise above it so completely that it
ceases to have any meaningful effect.
25 This reality advocates no recognition of the human world at all.
It is the inner Satanic reality; what we call the top level of
SATAN. It strives for the complete transcendence of physical
existence. It presses constantly for freedom from the body;
complete and Žnal separation from the body.
26 At the other end of this scale there is the pure body reality,
which is the extreme of the image of the body pattern. This is
the complete denial of the existence of all things spiritual, all
reality within and beyond the conscious physical manifestations;
the effort to blot them out altogether by the creation of such
intense and overwhelming physical appetites, that any awareness
of spirituality is drowned by them.
27 This reality advocates no recognition of the spiritual world at
all. It is the outer Satanic reality; what we call the bottom
level of SATAN. It strives to submerge the being completely in
physicality. It presses constantly for freedom from any
consciousness beyond physical sensation and experience; complete
and Žnal separation from the soul.
28 The Satanic soul reality urges complete identiŽcation with the
soul and negation of the body. The Satanic body reality urges
complete identiŽcation with the body and negation of the soul.
29 Four basic realities. And every being within the Game is subject to
some extent to all of them. No being manifests any one of them
exclusively and unequivocally. There is no such thing as a pure
Jehovian, or a pure Luciferian, or a pure Satanist at either end of the
scale. Every being is subject to the conßict in both directions.
30 Most are pressurised more heavily by the two mind realities. SATAN
is there, powerful and effective, but the greater inßuences for this
majority are JEHOVAH and LUCIFER; some leaning more towards JEHOVAH,
others more towards LUCIFER. But again do not expect exclusive
31 The Jehovian is most strongly affected by the image of the soul. He
contemplates physical existence - hopefully perhaps, as the pressure
of LUCIFERs image of the body stirs within him - but cannot help
seeing and feeling the morasse of mental debris which lies behind its
every manifestation, and thereby Žnds it untrustworthy nd undesirable.
32 On the other hand the Luciferian, being most strongly affected by
the image of the body, contemplates spiritual existence - wistfully
perhaps due to the inßuence of JEHOVAHs image of the soul - but
is unable to penetrate his wall of conscious attitudes and feelings,
realities, problems, desires, fears and ambitions, in order really to
discover it and identify with it, and thereby Žnds it unreal and
33 The Jehovian leans more towards validation of the soul and invalidation
of the body. The Luciferian leans more towards validation of the body
and invalidation of the soul.
34 The Satanic minority, less directly governed by these mental pressures
and preferences, span the two extremes; one foot Žrmly planted within,
on the soul, the other circling without, in the body. And again there
is generally a bias one way or the other.
35 But with such extreme inßuences, the confusion may often be even
greater than for the mind addict. The difference between the soul
Satanic reality and - the body Satanic reality is so diametric that there
can be very intense suffering. Because at the same time they are
equally close to one another.
36 The Satanist, apart from encroaching mind realities which add to his
confusion, is never quite sure whether he is a body trying to rid itself
of a soul or a soul trying to rid itself of a body. The separation
between the tortured mystic, the agonised ascetic on one hand, and the
excessive sensualist and physical indulger on the other, is at the same
time both a gulf and a step. Frequently both tendencies are to be
found in one being. For example sex-mania and drug addiction, both
primarily Satanic territories, can manifest at either end of the scale.
37 In the far reaches of excessive sexual experience, is a being trying
to release his soul and leave his body behind, or is he trying to
submerge himself in wholly physical sensation? Is a drug addict
trying to forget all spiritual and mental problems in the indulgence
of his senses, or is he trying to transcend physicality into a world
of pure spiritual detachment? Generally both.
38 But ultimately, whichever pattern individual beings lean towards,
the end result is inevitably, one way or another, a greater and
greater alienation of the two sides of the original union of soul
and body. Because knowledge of their fundamental unity, which
remember is the essential requirement to prevent division from
declining into separation, knowledge of their fundamental unity
has been lost.
39 The Jehovian may see much of the validity of the soul, but he is
lacking in appreciation of the body. The Luciferian may see
most of the validity of the body, but he has little real under-
standing of the soul. And the Satanist may have a high sensitivity
to both, but his instinct tells him that they should remain apart.
40 The soul, the essential agent, and the body, the vital instrument,
move further and further away from one another. Contact dwindles;
1O 1 The image of the soul has a positive function and a negative
function. The Žrst is the direct promotion of the value, the
meaning, the reality, the signiŽcance and the vital importance
of the soul. The second is the devaluation, the invalidation,
and the reduction of the importance and signiŽcance of the body.
2 The image of the body also has a positive and a negative function.
The positive is the direct promotion of the value and the import-
ance of the body. The negative is the devaluation of the soul.
3 Now in a state of maximum positivity, the mind can create the
semblance of a balance, a harmony; one side validating the soul,
the other validating the body, with no direct invalidation on
either side. This is the very top end of both the Jehovian and
the Luciferian patterns, and it requires that a being is equally
affected in this positive way by both sides.
4 But such a state is rare. The normal state is mainly negative;
a conßict between invalidation of the body on one side and
invalidation of the soul on the other. And the Jehovian or
Luciferian dominance is generally determined, not so much by
the stronger promotion of one side as by the stronger negation of
5 Also, even when it is the positive element on one side which is
the driving force, invariably it is the negative element on the
other side which manifests to counteract it and square the account,
6 For example, the Jehovian may reach very positively for the reality
of the soul. But he fails to Žnd it because of all the mental
confusion and blindness which the other side of the conßict puts
in the way. And similarly the Luciferian may reach very
positively for the well being and success of the body. But it
eludes him because of all the discomfort and disillusionment which
the other side creates.
7 However positive an individual may be, it does not remove the fact
that each side is basically opposed to the other. So that if one
side begins to dominate, the other automatically attempts to negate
8 If the image of the body manages to create success and well-being,
then the image of the soul generally counters with guilt and
thereby fear of alienation from the soul, a most effective means
of putting a damper on success. And if the image of the soul
manages to create failure together with its spiritual reward of
a sense of virtue, then the image of the body generally counters
with fear of death, an equally effective means of putting a
damper on virtue. So that success feels like one step closer to
hell, and failure feels like one step closer to death. Consequ-
ently failure, for the purpose of expiation, often follows hard on
the heels of success, and sin, in the form of indulgence, often
follows hard on the heels of failure.
9 The nature of the mind is such that when the balance tips, when
one side dominates, negative means are used by the other side
to level it again. So in general it is the negative aspects which
10 And the irony of the conßict of the mind lies in the inversions
embodied in this dominance of negativity.
11 A soul without a body is static; unchanging, unmoving, direction-
less, purposeless, meaningless. It is like a body without an
environment - which is the bodys creation - like a man ßoating
in space, or wandering alone in a desert; unbounded, unlimited
within the terms of his own scope of awareness. He may be
limited by the bounds of the universe or by the boundaries of the
desert, but because his own awareness does not reach beyond those
bounds, they do not seem to him to be a limitation.
12 He needs a structure of his own in which to build a Žnite existence
13 And for the same reason a soul needs a body.
14 Yet the mental image of the soul, together with the soul itself
in its alienated state, both insist that the body does not exist
in the interests of the soul, and that the soul is really better
off without the body.
15 On the other side, a body without a soul is dead, lifeless, inert,
and therefore equally purposeless, directionless and meaningless.
It is like an uninhabited city; nothing to give signiŽcance to
its existence, nothing to preserve it from decay. A deserted
city decomposes in exactly the same way as a lifeless body. It
is a creators creation, which has been abandoned, rejected,
cut off from its life source. A city needs people to give it
life and meaning, just as a body needs a soul.
16 Yet the mental image of the body, together with the body itself
in its alienated state, both insist that the soul does not exist
in the interests of the body, and that the body is really better
off without the soul.
17 The irony is that both sides are at the same time right and
wrong. In their state of alienation, they do not exist in
one anothers interests, and of course as each reacts to this
the situation intensiŽes. Each blames the other and piles
blame on blame. Their existence becomes less and less in one
anothers interests. But on the other hand, as we have
established, without the other each is purposeless, directionless
and meaningless. Like a couple who live in a state of constant
strife, yet each would be lost without the other.
18 Human beings and the man-made human societies which they build around
themselves, their group relationships, their social attitudes,
the complete format of social behaviour, codes and customs which
individuals create for themselves, are another level of creator
and creation. They cannot do without one another. Without
the society which they have created, without the social structures
and conventions within which each individual exists and with
which he creates for himself his own personal group environment,
without any of this, human beings would become aimless, direction-
less wanderers. There would be no group, no mass, therefore no
coordination and therefore no survival.
19 Equally without human beings, without man the individual, human
relationships, social structures, mass agreements would become
empty unapplied theories ßoating in a vacuum, and would gradually
20 Yet human beings are compulsively driven towards destroying their
own social structures. The concept of the individual - equiv-
alent to the image of the soul - is set in opposition to the
concept of the mass - equivalent to the image of the body.
21 Each individual creates his own set of external relationships.
Within the scope of his existence and from the material to hand -
other individuals - he builds his own society, his aspect of the
mass, his own social, as opposed to individual, existence.
22 The fact that the individual cannot exist without his social
existence, and the fact that his social existence is meaningless
without him, are lost in the perennial struggle between the
concept of one and the concept of the other. And this manifests
most clearly in the endless struggle between left and right.
23 Pressure emanates from the concept of the individual, to oppose,
negate and invalidate the mass. The mass, it puts out, is
not in the interests of the individual. While pressure at the
same time emanates from the concept of the mass, to oppose, negate,
and invalidate the individual. The individual; it puts out,
does not subscribe to the interests of the mass.
24 Consequently, just as the body is torn by the mind between
preserving and destroying itself, so humanity is torn by the
conßict of these two concepts between preserving and destroying
itself, between negating the individual in the interests of pre-
serving the race, and destroying the race to promote the interests
of the individual. This is politics.
25 And the concept of the individual brings pressures to bear on
humanity, just as the image of the soul brings pressures to bear
on the body. The concept of the individual creates a complex
ideology; moral, economic, social and political realities are
evolved and directed towards humanity, inßuencing and moulding
it, apparently in favour of the individual; just as the image of
the soul inßuences the body, apparently in favour of the soul.
26 The same pattern. If you can see the mass itself as the sum total
of every individuals personal creation of a social world around
his own individual world, you will see the exact parallel. And
it explains the mass conßict; the intensity of it, the compulsion
of it, and the precise dichotomy of it.
27 It is the racial equivalent of the human mind, and stems as
directly from the separation of the individual from his relation-
ships, as the mind does from the separation of the soul from its
28 And at the current stage of the Game, when we speak of humanity,
meaning the social, political and economic structures which human
beings have created for themselves, we do not mean the simple
basic outward manifestation of the individual, as it would be in a pure
state, we do not mean the social co-ordination of a perfectly
integrated group or mass of human beings, we do not mean freely
controlled relationships. We mean the tortuous laws, customs
and conventions, and the struggles, which stem from that vast and
complicated conßict of ideologies and principles and theories
and moralities, with which the individual has SEPARATED himself
from his relationships with those around him.
29 And the irony is the same. The individual and his relationships,
the individual and his social environment, the individual and the
mass, cannot exist meaningfully without one another, any more than
the soul and the body. But even a conscious awareness of this -
which undoubtedly people have - does not lessen the conßicting
pressures, any more than a conscious awareness that soul and body
cannot do without one another, reduces mental conßict. The
conßict is compulsive, because the Game is a game of conßict.
30 And the patterns are precise, even though the manifestations are
confused due to the conßicting inßuences.
31 At Žrst glance we see what appears to be an inversion. The
harsh political extreme, the Jehovian element, seems to promote
the preservation of social structures, while the other extreme,
the Luciferian element seems to promote their overthrow. But
if we look at the effects which these two extremes create, we Žnd
that the Jehovian element imposes a heavy discipline on the mass,
a restrictive structure, just as it does with the body. It
attempts to relegate the importance of society as a whole, in favour
of the freedom of the individual to fulŽl and express himself
to the limits of his capacity. Whereas the Luciferian element
fosters the overall well being and satisfaction of the mass, at
the expense of the personal idiosyncrasies and ambitions of the
32 Remember, we are talking about pressures here, not policies. No
one would admit to a policy as stark and unequivocal as either of
the two set down above. The world is a compromise, a synthesis
of conßicting forces, a swinging pendulum. There are biases,
sometimes extreme biases, but no ultimates at either extreme,
33 Outside the JEHOVAH-LUCIFER conßict on this racial level, there
are the Satanic elements at both ends of the scale. And they
are just as ambivalent as on the individual level. Anarchy and
fascism are worlds apart, and yet basically one and the same
thing. The complete overthrow of all social structures and the
triumph of individualism, go confusingly hand in hand with the
crushing of the individual and the liberation of the mass - or have
we already confused them?
34 So expect no clear deŽnitions in the outward manifestations,
only confusion. Clarity is only to be found by analysing the
separate forces and inßuences involved.
35 If we look for pure Jehovianism in politics, we shall not Žnd it,
any more than we Žnd it in people. And similarly with the
other two patterns. We Žnd only leanings and biases. But if
we look closely, and separate the characteristics, then we can
Žnd the individual pressures, which are pure - within their own terms.
36 The drive towards pure Jehovianism is there - most strongly of
course in the Jehovian; the instinct to subject the mass to the
overriding will of the strong and dominant individual, this is
the pressure which tells us to force our relationships into the
directions which we require; to demand of them, to impose our
will on them. But this instinct is met head on, even within
individuals, and certainly within groups, by an equal and
opposite instinct to shackle the will, the power and the ambition
of the individual, in favour of the group or mass; this is the
pressure which tells us to allow our relationships to direct us
and mould us to their pattern, to submit to the will of the
37 If people were outside this conßict and could really see the
validities on both sides of the argument, the essential inter-
action of individual and group and how each can complement the
other, then balance and harmony would result. But they are not
outside it; they are inside it and subject to it, and driven
in both directions, far more intensely and effectively by the
invalidities on both sides, than the validities. Negation, as
with the soul and the body, is far more prevalent, on both sides,
38 The result is the same kind of confusion and disorder on a racial
level, which the human mind creates on an individual level.
39 And just as on an individual level, the body comes to the end
of its life cycle and dies, separated completely from the soul;
so on a mass level, civilisations come to the end of their life
cycles and die, separated from the individuals who create them;
and Žnally on a world level, humanity, the overall structure of
civilisation, is coming to the end of its life cycle, and is about
to die, separated from human beings, who have lost contact with
the social structures which they have created around them.
40 It is like watching a person in agony from an incurable disease.
There is a temptation to put him out of his misery; to complete
the separation; to break for good a circuit which only gives
pain. But equally there is a recognition that nature will do this
at the appropriate time; neither too soon nor too late; and
whatever is suffered, has to be suffered for the purpose of the Game.
41 This applies to humanity. If we try to hurry the Game, we shall
42 And if we try to take sides in terms of right, left or centre, we
can only be caught up in the inevitable conßict. The Game
goes on, and we are part of it.
43 But if we expand our vision to take in the entire structure of
existence, we can detach from all single obsessive drives; to
promote the soul and negate the body or the opposite, to promote
the individual and negate the mass or the opposite.
44 First we can recognise that resolution is to be found, not in the
success of one or the other side of the conßict, but only in the
coming together of both sides in harmony; soul and body in
harmony, individual and mass in harmony; so that the decisions
and desires of the soul manifest without resistance in the body,
and the inclinations of the body conform willingly and without
strain to the decisions and desires of the soul; so that the
will of the individual manifests freely and naturally in his
relationship with the mass, and is not submerged by it, while
the structure and the activities of the mass are the outward
expression of the will of the individual, and are not sacriŽced
45 And more important still, we must recognise that we cannot bring
about that state within a Game whose nature is conßict. It is
pointless to try. Again we shall only invite failure and
frustration. Instead, we must be aware of the inevitability
of conßict, as long as the Game lasts in its present form.
46 The cycle cannot be reversed. It must come to its natural
end, and in its own time. Just as the body must die before
it can be reborn, so humanity must die, before it too can be
reborn. That is the nature of the Game.
11 1 Whether we are considering an individual soul and body, or
human beings and humanity, life exists when the creative and the
receptive element are in contact with one another.
2 The ultimate life is when the contact is perfect; when there
is complete harmony, co-ordination, interaction; a state of
union. The ultimate death is when the contact is non-existent;
when there is complete and Žnal alienation. And in between
those two extremes of the cycle, there is a sliding scale of
contact; distorted contact, incomplete contact, blind contact;
mystery, conßict, struggle, alienation, separation, to varying
3 And the contact deteriorates as the cycle moves from life to
4 And at the point of death is the negative end of all the patterns.
JEHOVAH, together with the soul aspect of SATAN, the creative
element, directs all power towards the negation of the body, the
receptive element, leaving none for the validation of the soul;
while LUCIFER, together with the body aspect of SATAN, the
receptive element, directs all power towards the negation of the
soul, the creative element, leaving none for the validation of
the body. There we Žnd the presence of death. Soul and
body part completely. Human beings and humanity separate
5 And for the soul, and for human beings, this is the ultimate
failure; the Žnal enactment of the Jehovian failure pattern.
The souls function within the beings duality, is to give life
to the body. The individuals function within the duality of
the human race, is to give life to humanity. When either of
them Žnds itself no longer able to do this; when the body dies,
or humanity dies; that is the ultimate failure.
6 And for the body, and for humanity, death is the ultimate futility;
the ultimate disillusionment; the Žnal enactment of the Lucifer-
ian futility pattern. The bodys function within the beings
duality, is to channel the life which the soul provides. Humanitys
function within the duality of the human race, is to channel the
life which the individual provides. When it Žnds itself
no longer able to do this; when the life energy is blocked off
altogether and the body dies, or humanity dies; that is the
ultimate futility. Nothing is more futile than a lifeless body,
a body with no soul to energise it, except perhaps a dead civil-
isation, with no living individuals to realise it.
7 And death is the ultimate separation; the Žnal enactment of
the Satanic pattern of separation. Soul and body, the individual
and the mass, the creative element and the receptive element,
are Žnally torn asunder. Perfect contact has become distorted
contact, and has cycled downwards into no contact. Death is the
ultimate triumph of separation; the negative fulŽlment of
the separated soul and body, which are ruled by SATAN.
12 1 Now we can see the entire cycle from beginning to end.
2 Imagine a cone made up of discs one above the other. And the
top of the cone is the original unity of all the elements in the
Game; one piece; a miniature cone; a microchosm of the entire
Game, but with no division. In this piece soul and body are
still undivided; the creative and the receptive elements are
still one entity.
3 Lift up this pinnacle of unity, and below it is the Žrst disc,
which represents the Žrst move in the Game; division. In
the centre is a scarlet core, on the outside is a black surround.
This is the soul and the body divided but in perfect contact with
nothing between them. This is the individual and the mass in
perfect harmony and co-ordination. This is the union of the
creative element in the centre and the receptive element wrapped
around it. This is the Essence of the Game.
4 Lift this disc and we Žnd the Žrst move in the separation.
The scarlet central core remains the same; but between it and
the black surround, which has moved away, are two thin circles;
a black one next to the scarlet core, a white one next to the
black surround. The Žrst step into the Game of conßict.
Satan at the centre and on the outside, ruling the now separated
creative and receptive element; and in between them, JEHOVAH
linked with the creative core, and LUCIFER linked with the recep-
5 Lift that disc and the pattern is basically the same; except
that the gap is wider between core and surround, the black and
the white circles are larger, and although the core remains
static and unchanging, the surround has grown a little thinner.
The Game progresses - downwards. The contact deteriorates.
The separation increases. The receptive element weakens.
6 The soul remains static, the body moves away and decreases; while
the mind expands between them. The individual remains the same,
the mass is further removed from him and deteriorates; while the
human structures, the ideologies, the systems, the moralities,
all the social and political pressures on both sides of the
conßict grow in size and complexity.
7 Below this disc is another, again larger as we descend from the
top of the cone. The soul still the same, the body thinner and
the mind wider than ever.
8 That is the way of the Game.
9 The creative aspect of SATAN remains at the centre, becoming
further separated from the receptive aspect which grows weaker
as it moves closer towards death. JEHOVAH and LUCIFER increase
their territory between.
10 And everything moves downwards from ultimate life at the top to
ultimate death at the bottom.
11 Finally the black surround, which represents the body and the
social structure of humanity, disappears altogether. That is
the point of death. The soul has lost the body altogether;
the individual has lost the mass.
12 The triumph of the Separation. And SATAN at the centre receives
the body-less soul and the raceless individual. And SATAN on
the outside receives the soul-less body and the indistinguishable
mass of a dead civilisation. Ultimately in death they become
one and the same: many souls Žnally separated altogether from
as many bodies.
13 SATAN began the Separation. The soul negated the body in the
Name of SATAN, and the body negated the soul in the Name of
14 Adam and Eve became aware of their power of choice through the
agency of SATAN. Adam and Eve chose to disobey their creator
at the instigation of SATAN.
15 This is SATAN in His role of the Adversary; the Separator; the
creator of conßict. He begins the separation of the two sides
of the relationship. And to do this He must rule both sides,
so that the alienation is mutual.
16 And death, the ultimate separation, is the triumph of SATAN as
13 1 Body and soul at the top of the cycle are in a state of division
and union, which is life. That is the nature of the Essence.
Descending the cycle, they are in a state of division and
separation, which culminates in death. That is the nature of
the Game. What is the basic difference between their state at
the top and their state at the moment when the descent begins?
2 Remember the difference between union and separation.
3 THE AWARENESS OF A FUNDAMENTAL UNITY PRESERVES HARMONY IN A
4 Soul and body at the top retain their awareness of their
fundamental unity, even in their state of duality. It is the
loss of this awareness which begins the cycle of separation down-
wards towards death.
5 The Lord CHRIST represents the fundamental unity of the soul and
the body, of the creative element and the receptive element,
of creator and creation, of the inspiration and the manifest-
6 CHRIST represents divinity and humanity undivided - not divided
but in a state of union; but undivided. Hence He represents
the unity of all existence, which ultimately is the Unity of GOD;
GOD undivided, unscattered; GOD before the moment of the original
7 So CHRIST represents the soul and the body as one entity, which
is how He can manifest as GOD incarnate, as the Emissary of all
the GODS, the creative and the receptive elements in one single
existence, the divine and the human as one individual unity.
8 Therefore CHRIST rules the Essence, because awareness of Him
makes duality without conßict possible. In the presence of
CHRIST, the Essence can manifest. In the presence of CHRIST
a state of division and union can exist.
9 Now SATAN as the Adversary, descending the cycle, rules the soul
and the body, and represents their division and separation.
But at the top of the cycle, in a state of union, the soul and
the body become the Essence, and are ruled by CHRIST.
10 Yet they are still the same soul and the same body, and thereby
linked to and indentißed with the same great being. So at
the point where soul and body come together in a state of union,
CHRIST and SATAN come together, as one entity, in a state of unity.
11 Before the Separation begins, CHRIST and SATAN are one; undivided;
ruling over the Essence; the union of soul and body.
12 The beginning of the separation of the soul and the body, is also
the beginning of the separation of CHRIST and SATAN. And
during the cycle downwards CHRIST and SATAN are divided and in
opposition to one another; one half represents coming together,
the other splitting apart. Another aspect of the Game of conßict.
13 But in this case there is no division and union. CHRIST and SATAN
represent the vital unity which can prevent separation. There-
fore when They are divided, the unity is lost, and separation
begins. And Their own separation is a part of the overall sep-
14 In this case CHRIST is the creative element, SATAN the receptive.
CHRIST remains static, continuing to rule the concept of the
Essence, continuing to represent the spirit of unity; SATAN
moves away, identiŽed with the separation.
15 This does not mean that CHRIST created SATAN. Because what
we are describing here are roles, not the fundamental nature
of these two great beings. We are describing Their rulership
and representation of certain aspects of the Game. In relation
to the beginning and the ending of the Game, the initial separation
and the Žnal reunion, CHRIST plays the creative role and SATAN
the receptive role. CHRIST in this context is to be found
at the central core of SATAN.
16 As regards the creation of the mind, the image of the soul,
ruled by JEHOVAH, is a creation of the soul, ruled by SATAN,
and encircles it in the same way as the body encircles it.
The image of the body, ruled by LUCIFER, is also a creation
of the soul and encircles it. Therefore within this aspect
of the Game, JEHOVAH and LUCIFER both play the receptive role
and SATAN the creative. SATAN in this context is to be
found at the central core of both JEHOVAH and LUCIFER. (But
this also does not mean that SATAN created both of them).
17 And it is the soul aspect of SATAN which plays the creative role
in both cases. Again, another division for SATAN, and an
essential one if He is to play the mind game. And it works
18 JEHOVAH represents the image of the soul within the mind; the
interests of the soul and the validation of the soul. And at
His core is the soul aspect of SATAN, which also naturally pro-
motes the interests of the soul. Therefore there is agreement
between these two elements. Therefore the core is a core of
Love. Within JEHOVAH is a core of Love, which is part of
the soul aspect of SATAN.
19 LUCIFER represents the image of the body within the mind; the
interests of the body and the validation of the body. It would
be convenient if at the core of the image of the body we found
the body. But of course we do not. The body is outside the
mental image of the body. Inside, again, is the soul, which
created both the images.
20 Now between the soul and the image of the body there is dis-
agreement. The very nature of their functions creates dis-
agreement. Whereas with JEHOVAH and SATAN, core and image are
in union, with LUCIFER and SATAN, core and image are in conßict.
Therefore the core is a core of Hatred. Within LUCIFER is a
core of Hatred, which is the other part of the soul aspect of
21 So at the centre of the image of the soul we have the acceptance
and love aspect of the soul. At the centre of the image of the
body we have the rejection and hatred aspect of the soul.
14 1 The relationship between JEHOVAH and LUCIFER within the Game is
straightforward. JEHOVAH, in His rulership of the image of
the soul, automatically adopts the creative role. LUCIFER,
ruling the image of the body, adopts the receptive role.
2 (Again, this does not mean that JEHOVAH created LUCIFER).
3 And within the Game, although the overall cycle is downwards
for life towards death; from the positive state of union to
the negative state of separation; within that cycle, JEHOVAH
and LUCIFER have the power to ßuctuate the intensity of the
conßict within certain limits, even to create a semblance of
balance and harmony.
4 For on each side, remember, is a positive and a negative function.
If the Luciferian pattern is positive; a gloriŽcation of the
body rather than a direct negation of the soul; and if the
Jehovian pattern is also positive; a gloriŽcation of the
soul rather than a direct negation of the body; then outward
harmony is possible. Both elements are validated equally,
neither takes precedence over the other.
5 This can be applied on a racial level. In a time when both mass
and individual are equally validated, and neither is directly
invalidated, political and racial harmony can reign.
6 But in both cases the harmony seldom lasts long or runs very
deep. It is respite rather than resolution; momentary truce
rather than peace. Because as soon as the balance tips, even
slightly, then the side out of favour at once retaliates, and
the conßict resumes. There is no true relaxation in this period
of harmony; only a static tension, which is easily turned into
7 And JEHOVAH and LUCIFER keep the Game in a state of constant
ßuctuation, on both a personal and a racial level. Within
the overall decline, they maintain a constant oscillation, both
to and fro from one to the other, so that mass and individual,
body and soul, alternate in their own dominance of the Game, and
also up and down from positive to negative, so that times of hope
and optimism alternate with periods of despair and pessimism,
apparent agreement and harmony alternate with intensiŽed strife
and struggle, apparent progress alternates with obvious regress,
and so on.
8 Thereby cycles are formed within the overall cycle of the Game.
9 Meanwhile SATAN Himself maintains the overall cycle. He handles
the extremes at both ends of the scale. He ensures that what-
ever happens within the Game, whatever happens to a particular
person, whatever happens to the human race, one thing is in-
exorable; the gradual separation of the soul and the body, the
individual and the mass, the creative element and the receptive
10 In His role of the Adversary, the Separator in opposition to
CHRIST the UniŽer, He draws these elements, on every level of
the Game, farther and farther apart, and thereby closer and
closer to death.
15 1 And when death is reached? What then?
2 Death is the point of ultimate separation. There is no further
to go in that direction, either for an individual who dies a
physical death, or for a race which comes to an end. This is
the pendulum at the end of its negative swing.
3 The creative element is static; the receptive moves away.
The Jehovian negative pattern is rejection, pushing away. The
Luciferian negative pattern is desertion, moving away. The
creative element initiates, the receptive element responds.
4 Visualise a circle with both creative and receptive elements
together at the top. The creative rejects, the receptive responds
and deserts, moving away from the creative around the rim of the
5 The cycle of separation has begun, and cannot be reversed.
It must be completed. There is no going back.
6 The receptive element moves farther and farther away from the
creative element. The creation moves farther and farther away
from the creator; the body from the soul, the mass from the
7 From this vision of the separation, it is clear that basically
there is no true separation. The two elements are Žxed to one
another in such a way that no matter how far the creation goes,
eventually, by its very movement away, it must return to the
creator. Another aspect of the nature of existence.
8 The anachronism of soul without body, individual without mass,
is built into the Game. It can only exist within the limitations
of the Game. It cannot be fundamentally true. From the moment
a creation deserts its creator, from the moment it departs, even
as it moves directly away from the source of its life-energy,
it is already by reason of the structure of existence, moving
TOWARDS its creator.
9 It has been said that all existence is curved. True. All
existence is circular; cyclic. What goes out comes back.
The swing of a pendulum can only be truly and graphically des-
cribed with a circle. And the Law of the Universe is the Law
which governs the pendulums swing. Every action has an equal
and opposite reaction - somewhere at some time. Every cycle,
once begun, must be completed; and the two halves of its com-
pletion, the swing outwards and the swing back inwards, are
equal and opposite.
10 So the receptive element moves away towards death, which is the
furthest point of separation from its creator. And that point
is at the opposite end of the circle from the start.
11 Until that point, the creation is going away. But the cycle
does not pause for one instant, and from that point onwards,
the creation is coming back. A pendulum only seems to pause;
but if its passage is transcribed on the rim of a circle, it can
be seen that the reversing of the swing is instantaneous, and
allows only for an inŽnite moment of stillness, which has no
12 So from the moment of death, whether it is the death of the
body or the mass, whether it is the end of a single life or the
end of an entire cycle of the Game, from that moment the return
to life begins.
13 So the moment of death is the moment of rebirth.
14 This is not to say that rebirth necessarily manifests outwardly
at that point, only that it begins. The creation starts to
15 The manifestation might be limbo. CHRIST spent three days in
limbo, before His rebirth could manifest outwardly. But never-
theless His rebirth began at the moment of His death.
16 Besides, even an inŽnite moment of time can be made to seem like
an eternity, if the Law of the Game decrees it.
17 Time spans and outward manifestations are whatever the Game
decides that they should be. But the basic structure does
not change. Death and rebirth are one and the same.
18 Therefore, if at the point of death we begin to be reborn,
whether in terms of soul and body, individual and mass, GOD and
man, creator and creation, what must be there? What must be
present in the moment of death?
19 It is the point where separation ends, because it is complete.
Therefore it is the point where reunion begins.
20 And for the reunion, we require the awareness of the funda-
mental unity of creator and creation. And for that awareness
we require the presence of CHRIST.
21 When the awareness of unity is lost, the separation begins;
and the Essence also is thereby lost. When the separation
ends, reunion begins; and the Essence thereby begins to be
re-formed. So the awareness of unity must also begin to
re-emerge The Žrst hazy impressions of CHRIST must begin
22 So in the moment of death which is the moment of the beginning
of rebirth, there is the presence of CHRIST.
23 So at the moment of death the two Žnally separated halves
of SATAN begin to come together - in CHRIST. The body of
SATAN begins to return to the soul of SATAN.
24 Through the presence of CHRIST, the cycle moves towards union
25 Begin to replace the discs of the cone one by one.
26 Now, instead of downwards towards death, with the separation
increasing, the Game moves upwards towards life, with the
separation decreasing. Body and soul, individual and mass,
creator and creation, move closer together. The structures
of the mind diminish in size.
27 Between JEHOVAH and LUCIFER, the bias is towards harmony
instead of discord, co-ordination instead of conßict, balance
instead of strife. The weight is primarily on the positive
side. There are still ßuctuations and oscillations, but the
overall direction of the movement is upwards, drawing together
instead of drawing apart. There is still separation, but it
is decreasing steadily, instead of increasing.
28 The accent now after death and rebirth, is on validation rather
than negation. The image of the soul validates the soul
rather than negating the body; while the image of the body
validates the body rather than negating the soul.
29 This is not to say that there is no negation. Just as on the
way downwards there is positivity, but a marked and overwhelming
bias of negativity, so on the way back there is negativity, but
a marked and overwhelming bias of positivity.
30 Soul and body move closer together.
31 But for the individual, what body? The physical body is dead,
separated Žnally and irrevocably from the soul, and there is
no sign, in the case of the ordinary mortal, of it rising again
and becoming reunited with the soul. It returns to the homo-
geneous mass from which it was created; dust to dust, ashes
32 And yet it is reborn. The body dies physically, and is reborn
astrally. Essentially it is the same body, but what we would
call the supernatural as opposed to the natural aspect of it.
33 The natural body dies, but through its death the supernatural
body is reborn. The physical body dies, and the astral body
is reborn; basically one existence, but with two opposing aspects.
Until the moment of death, the physical aspect manifests. At
the point of death, the coin is turned over and the astral aspect
begins to manifest. The scales balance, and then tip the other
way. Dying ends and living begins.
34 What we as human beings call living is really dying, and when
it is completed, then begins the living. Dying culminates in
death at the bottom of the cycle. Living culminates in life
at the top of the cycle.
35 Physical death and astral rebirth; the old dying body dis-
carded, the new living body released; like a butterßy emerging
from a crysalis; except on this human physical plane of exist-
ence, most of us, although we can see the crysalis, we cannot
see the butterßy. Therefore we are inclined to believe that
when the crysalis has ceased its Žnal tortuous death throes
and is no more than an empty husk, then that is the end.
36 It is; but more important, it is also the beginning; the end
of dying, the beginning of living.
37 We have known for a long time that what human beings call life
is really death, and what they call death is really life. Here
is the precision of how this happens to be,
38 And take note; it is not the soul which escapes to freedom from
the dead body, as many might suppose. It is the body in its
new form which is reborn from the body in its old form, and begins
to move closer towards the soul from which it has become so
39 The outward manifestation is not of the world which we know now,
but of another world, within the same space and the same time
dimension as this one, but on the other side of the cycle; the
other side of the coin; a world equal but exactly opposite in
every way to this one; a world which represents movement
towards life, where this one represents movement towards death.
40 We are so Žrmly and Žxatedly attuned to this death-orientated
world, that we cannot see the outward manifestations of the other
life-orientated world, which exists all around us but on the
reverse side of our conscious awareness. Except for a few
isolated glimpses, granted to a few isolated individuals, we
know nothing of it until we are born into it.
41 But when we are born into it - or rather reborn; when we do enter
that life-orientated world, inhabitating a life-orientated
body, we begin at once to move towards, instead of away from,
a union of soul and body. Just as when we were born, at the top
of the cycle, into the human world, we began at once to move
towards death, so when we are reborn, at the bottom of the cycle,
into the astral world, we begin at once to move towards life.
42 When life is attained, when reunion of soul and body is achieved,
once more at the top of the cycle, then it is time for re-entry
into the other side, the death-orientated world again, with
another human physical death-orientated body. A new cycle
begins; a new separation; from physical human birth at the
top to physical human death at the bottom, then back again.
43 Such is the life and death cycle of the individual.
16 1 In the case of the overall Game; when the End comes, when the
race dies, when humanity has completely destroyed both itself
and the planet which it inhabits, when death on this physical
plane of existence has Žnally triumphed, and civilisation as
we have known it has ceased to exist - a time which is now not
far off - then the individual, instead of being surrounded by
a deathorientated society, begins to form for himself a life-
orientated society. Instead of having negative relationships
with those around him, he begins to create positive relation-
2 Whilst the Game is concentrated on the death side, the negative
side, the cycle downwards; that is where the light of outer
consciousness lives. The life side, the positive side, the
cycle back upwards, is shrouded in darkness. So that even
when we enter it at death, we have no real vision of it, and
it has little meaning or signiŽcance for us. It is the
death-orientated world which is meaningful and signiŽcant,
which constitutes our world, and in which we build our social
structures, and evolve, inexorably, towards their ultimate
3 As long as the Game is in the dying half of the cycle, it is our
dying bodies which matter. It is our dying bodies which our
outer consciousness inhabits, and which we regard as reality.
4 The meaning and importance of our living bodies, and the kind
of society which they could create, are submerged and forgotten
concepts. Because the Game is currently a game of dying, not
a game of living.
5 But when the End comes; when the death of our human physical
society Žnally manifests, and therefore the rebirth of a new
astral society begins; when the light of outer consciousness
is thrown onto the other side of the cycle, the life side, the
positive side, the cycle back upwards; then the life-orientated
world will become the meaningful and signiŽcant world. The
astral world will become our world, and the other, the physical
world, will be submerged.
6 After the End, it will be the world into which we are reborn
after death which will be the world that matters.
7 Now our existence is birth followed by dying followed by death,
followed by - the unknown; a dark unconscious rebirth and
return. After the End our existence will be a dark unconscious
birth and death, followed by rebirth followed by living followed
8 Reality for us will be our living bodies, and the life-orientated
social structures and relationships which we shall create in the
light of outer consciousness inhabiting those bodies. So that
rebirth, a bias of positivity, the creation of harmonious rather
than conßicting structures, gradual reunion, awareness of the
fundamental unity; these will be the outstanding qualities of
the Game which will affect our outer consciousness, whilst their
opposites, on the other side of the cycle, are shrouded in dark-
9 Now we are awake during the death half of our individual cycles,
and asleep or anaesthetised or in hibernation during the life
half. After the End, that will be reversed. We shall sleep as
we move in physical form towards death, and then awaken at the
moment of rebirth. The world we know will be the life-orientated
world, because that is where the light of outer consciousness
will be. The world we always forget, because we sleep through
our times of inhabiting it, will be the deathorientated world.
10 And the Spirit of CHRIST will be present at the moment of the
Games rebirth; at the End and the New Beginning; the Spirit
of Unity which makes the beginning of reunion possible. And
then shall begin CHRISTs rule upon earth - a very different
earth from the one we know now.
11 With the rebirth of the Game, on the positive side of the cycle,
CHRISTs Kingdom will be established, not of this world, the
world of the dying, but of the next world, equal and opposite,
the world of the living.
12 The dying world, the death-orientated world, full of souls in-
habiting death-orientated bodies, all moving relentlessly towards
self-destruction; this is the world we inhabit now, and of
which we are outwardly conscious because it is where the Game
is concentrated. And this is Hell on earth.
13 The living world, the life-orientated world, full of souls
inhabiting life-orientated bodies, all moving relentlessly
towards self-creation; that is the world we inhabit after
death and rebirth, and of which after the End we WILL be
outwardly conscious because then it will be there that the Game
is concentrated. And that will be Heaven on earth.
14 This world is ruled by SATAN, the Separator, steadily drawing
soul and body farther apart. That world, the next world,
will be ruled by CHRIST, the UniŽer, steadily drawing the soul
and body together again.
17 1 At the bottom of the cycle is death and rebirth. Then comes
a time of living. Soul and body move towards one another.
2 Finally, at the top of the cycle, there is union; division
and union. The cycle is complete. Creator and creation
are once more divided but in harmony. This is the state with
which the cycle began.
3 In the individual, it is represented by the re-establishment
of perfect contact between soul and body - impossible with a
human physical body, which is geared to separation rather than
union, but possible and ultimately inevitable with an astral
body, which is geared towards union.
4 In the race, it is represented by the perfect interaction of
the individual and the mass; people living in a state of
complete harmony with themselves and one another; where the
social structure of the group is an exact expression of the
interests and desires, qualities and capabilities, of every
individual within the group; where relationships truly satisfy,
because contact and control are perfect.
5 This too is impossible with a human physical society as we know
it, which because of its death-orientation is driven towards
conßict and separation, but inevitable within a society formed
on the other side of the death point, where everything is orient-
ated towards life, and therefore conducive to harmony and coord-
6 Going even farther outwards along the chain of creation;
separation is represented by a group or race being at odds with
its material environment, which it creates from its natural and
originally homogeneous surroundings; a state of union is
represented by perfect co-ordination between these two elements.
7 Whilst the Game is on this side, the side of human physical
existence, the side of a death-orientated world, it is a Game
of conßict and separation. Its other half exists, but whilst
the light of outer consciousness is on this side, it is this
half that matters to us. And as long as the Game is one of
conßict and separation, humanity is compulsively and inevitably
driven towards destroying, polluting, poisoning, distorting and
corrupting its own environment, and the environment retaliates,
equally inevitably, by attempting to poison, starve, overwhelm,
trap, suffocate and corrupt humanity.
8 But when reunion is achieved within the Game, on that other
plane of existence, on that other side, the side of a life-
orientated world, then man and his material environment - a
material very different from the physical matter of this plane
of existence - work naturally and inevitably in harmony;
complementing one another, validating one another, creating
one another, instead of constantly competing for dominance
and succeeding only in destroying one another.
18 1 So on all levels, the end of the cycle brings reunion; the
creative element and the receptive element in complete accord
with one another.
2 CHRIST has brought the two halves of SATAN together.
3 This means that the two halves have become, again, the Essence.
So that SATANs function as a ruler of the separated halves
4 CHRIST and SATAN merge into one entity, ruling the Essence.
Their Unity is once more a reality.
5 The tasks of JEHOVAH and LUCIFER are also complete. They are
in harmony. Their part in the Game was never separation as such,
but to provide the conßict which brought about the separation.
Now that conßict is gone. They are detached from the Game,
outside it; Their own state of union re-established.
6 But although a state of harmony exists - the same state
with which the cycle began - the re-absorption is still incomplete.
Whether we are considering the overall cycle of the Game, or an
individual cycle within it, there is a step beyond reunion, which
must be taken before a new cycle can begin.
7 Even with an individual cycle, every aspect is covered with com-
plete precision. When the Essence manifests again, the spirits
of CHRIST and SATAN within that individual come together into a
state of unity. The spirit of JEHOVAH and the spirit of LUCIFER
no longer provide mental conßict for that individual, but repr-
esent for him the concept of union and harmony, the balance instead
of the conßict of opposites.
8 The Gods are present within each individual, as well as the
overall Game. So on all levels a Žnal step must be taken
beyond the point of reunion; a move into the original state
BEFORE the cycle began; the state of unity.
9 In this state, soul and body cease to be two, and become one.
The creator no longer simply lives in harmony with his creation,
he re-absorbs it into himself; which means he re-absorbs the
life energy, leaving the material of the creation to return to
its original homogenous state.
10 On whatever level this re-absorption manifests and in whatever
form, the concept is similar to the moment of death. The
body ceases to have deŽnition of its own and dissolves.
But at the point of unity, insteady of the two halves of the
creators life energy being separated and in conßict, so that
Žnally, body and soul are torn apart completely while the mind,
at maximum strength, goes on in between them, here soul and body
come so close that the two halves of the life energy merge into
one, and there is no mind at all to separate them.
11 Replace the top of your cone; the microcosm of the Game in a
state of unity.
12 In the case of the individual, a cycle within the overall
cycle is now complete. It would be time - at any point in
the Game - to redivide, to recreate, to form another body from
the available material, and to begin the cycle all over again.
13 It would be time to come back into the human physical world with
a new body, all conscious memory erased by the re-absorption;
and move once more towards death. The previous cycle is not
lost altogether. It is imprinted on the psyche; it is contained
in the life-energy which constitutes the soul, as are all previous
cycles within the same overall Game. That life-energy has been
the source of the power of the mind, and all the machinations
of the mind are preserved within it.
14 And though they have their effect on the body in the new cycle,
they are only permitted to reach the outward consciousness as
pressures, not as memories. Very rarely minute aspects are
allowed to Žlter through, in order to maintain within the world
some vague and tenuous indications of the overall nature of the
15 In the case of the Game itself; it is Žnished. There is no
16 There is only the principle of Unity embodied in CHRIST and
SATAN, and the principle of Duality embodied in JEHOVAH and
17 All is still, as Time awaits the signal for another Game to begin.
19 1 But that is the future. How far in the future is immaterial.
For the overall Game, even the point of death and the beginning
of rebirth is in the future. That is the End and the New
Beginning. And again the time factors are immaterial. Time
itself is a part of the Game, and therefore subject to the
dictates of the Game.
2 At present the Game goes on. The point of death has not yet
been reached. The gulf between the creative element and the
receptive element on every level grows wider.
3 And within the Game the conßict manifests everywhere. Because
the roles of creative and receptive are enacted, not only between
a creator and his creation, but between the individual parts of
one creation. People constantly emulate their inward patterns
outwardly. Inside themselves they feel the conßict of soul
and body. Therefore in their relationships they act out that
conßict, Žrst from one side then from the other.
4 A person adopts the creative role in relation to another who takes
the receptive role. This does not mean that the Žrst created
the second, but simply that both are enacting the underlying
pattern of the Game. It is potentially a relationship of balance,
of each complementing the other. But the Game and the nature
of the Game dictate otherwise. And the minds of both the people
involved dictate otherwise. The rule is conßict. The pres-
sures from all sides promote conßict.
5 JEHOVAH and LUCIFER, performing their dual functions, positive
as well as negative, may drive occasionally towards balance;
but the overall pattern is conßict. And conßict, whether open
or suppressed, is the result; often declining into complete
6 So we can see this widening gulf between the two sides of the
conßict all around us in peoples relationships with one another.
7 But an even more obvious manifestation is in humanitys relation-
ship with its material environment, already brießy mentioned.
8 Control, remember, is contact. As the separation increases,
the contact deteriorates, so the control also deteriorates.
9 The human race manifests less and less control over its environ-
ment. Even the mass itself, as opposed to a few astute indiv-
iduals as previously, is beginning to see that pollution is
beyond mans control, that the backlash of scientiŽc progress
cannot be prevented, that mass starvation is inevitable, that
medical science is propagating rather than preventing diease.
Material, environmental chaos - stemming not from the natural
structure, but from man-created structures - is spiralling
rapidly into a vortex.
10 Equally, between the individual and the mass, lack of control
is increasing. The political scene is another area of
escalating chaos; as hatred, resentment, blame and rebellion,
well up like a rising storm on a mass level. A devastating
cresendo seems not far off.
11 So the Game itself is coming close to death, to the End, to the
point of ultimate separation.
12 There is no way back except by going on. It must be allowed
to run its course through that point of total destruction.
13 And we are part of the Game. We are part of the cycle. So we
are part of the Separation which now approaches completion.
That too is inevitable.
14 But our knowledge of the Nature of the Game, of the structure
of the Game, of the direction of the Game and of the outcome
of the Game, gives us freedom, if we will take it, from the
panic and despair which the Game must generate as it dives towards
15 We have our games within the overall Game, our cycles within the
overall Cycle. And if we play with awareness, we can save
ourselves, and those who listen to us, much pain and suffering,
much frustration and uncertainty.
16 For us a New Game has already begun. It is the positive side,
the return half, of the Old Game. And the more we know about
the structure of the overall Game, the better we shall play
our New Game.
17 Whatever have been the manifestations of the Old Game; rejection,
suffering, sometimes despair, it has had a vital purpose. In
the past we have probed beneath the surface, investigating the
devious workings of the individual psyche. We have analysed
the mind, both sides of it, and penetrated through to the soul.
We have discovered the nature of the individual through and
18 It has been Jehovian work; looking behind and beyond; searching
within; ignoring the outward manifestation, the body with all
its conscious attributes, except in as much as it could guide
us through the labyrinth of mental contradictions and anomalies,
and lead us to the inward reality, the soul.
19 So within The Process, the balance has been weighted on JEHOVAHs
side, the side of the inner reality; because our Žrst and fore-
most task was to search the unknown and make it known. And
this we have done.
20 Each of us is an island; part visible, above sea level; part
invisible, below sea level. And we have spent a long time
seeking the reality below; essential and rewarding work; completed.
This Žnal knowledge of the basic structure of the Game and all
existence within the Game, is symbolic of the outcome of that
21 Now is the time for a change. Now is the time to weight the
balance on LUCIFERs side; to begin to acknowledge the outward
manifestation, the island above sea level, the image, or rather
the external reality as opposed to the internal reality.
22 And by image, we do not mean fantasy image; things which because
of the pressures of the mind, we would each of us LIKE our part-
icular island to be, nor things which for the same reasons we
are inclined to PRETEND that it is. These are false images
created by the mind in the interests of whichever side they promote.
23 We may express these fantasies, as we always have; where approp-
riate, we may work towards them through the power of positivity;
but as long as they do not manifest, they remain fantasies, mental
propaganda; and if we allow them to take hold, we also allow
the equal and opposing pressure of failure or futility, because
we demand of ourselves that they at once cease to be fantasies
and become realities,
24 By image we mean something real, but outward rather than inward;
a manifestation as opposed to a source. Not a mask which
CONCEALS an inner reality, but a manifestation which EXPRESSES
an inner reality.
25 It is time to validate the image; to acknowledge it; to give
it meaning and importance on its own account, instead of always
pushing it aside in order to examine what is behind, beneath and
26 It is time to lay stress upon what we are outwardly as individuals,
instead of what we are inwardly.
27 We know the territory within. It is no more a mystery. We
know it in the general and in the particular. We know its
structure, its nature and its power. We know the very best and
the very worst which it can and has produced in each of us.
We know ourselves within and we know one another within.
28 So that territory can hold no terrors for us, nor even surprises.
We can leave it now to evolve and move with the Game without
29 And we can concern ourselves with what we are - outside. This
means not simply our physical appearances, but our behaviour,
our effects, our conscious thoughts, emotions, and attitudes.
It is the agreements, conßicts and motivations of the individual
psyche which are now no longer relevant.
30 Look in front, not behind. Look outside, not inside. Look
at actions, not motivations. Look at conscious feelings, not
unconscious agreements. As regards the individual, look at
behaviour, not at the inner signiŽcance of behaviour.
31 That is the way of the New Game.
20 1 But although it is no longer relevant to look below the surface
on an individual basis, this does not mean that we give up
looking behind and beyond altogether. Quite the reverse. We
go even further.
2 Each of us is an island. We exist above the water and we exist
below the water. What then?
3 Below that, we are all part of one and the same basic reality.
Below the level of our own internal individuality, we have a
collective existence. We are all part of one and the same
land mass below the sea.
4 Just as on a physical level, the individual creates the mass,
the outward manifestation of the individual is the mass, so, on
a spiritual level, the mass creates the individual, the outward
manifestation of the spirit of the mass, of the collective psyche,
is the individual. All individuals stem ultimately from the
same collective existence.
5 Imagine a large mass of clay. Let that be the collective
psyche. From it can be made several individual models, each
different yet all basically the same in that they come from
the same original mass. From these individual models there
is formed a group, another kind of mass. This is another aspect
of the chain of creation.
6 So on the surface we seem to be individuals, and on the surface
we ARE individuals, but below the surface - not immediately
below, but deeper down below - we are joined, united.
7 And islands grow and manifest from below upwards, therefore it
is our origins which are the common denominator. The substance
of our existence is the unity. Two islands on the surface cannot
constitute a unity, they cannot become one island in their
present form. But they can constitute a union; two existing AS
one; divided but in harmony. And the way by which they can
achieve this state, is by awareness of their fundamental unity,
which is not on the surface, not immediately below the surface,
but on the sea bed.
8 So when we probe in the New Game, we do so not to Žnd a deeper
level of individuality, but to Žnd a level of unity. We
reach into the collective psyche; the land mass from which all
of us have sprung, and which continues to affect us and channel
through us from below, from within.
9 Outwardly we are all different from one another. We all channel
different aspects of the collective psyche, different aspects of
the Game, both positive and negative. And it is both right and
important that we should express and manifest those differences,
that they should be seen and known and felt. But it is sometimes
hard to believe that we are all part of one basic existence.
We can know it with our minds, but it is hard to feel it. It is
hard to identify with another who manifests a completely opposing
pattern to our own.
10 But the common denominator is there. And the more we probe it and
examine it and investigate it, the stronger will become the FEELING
11 And at the same time there is another completely converse way
of establishing that common denominator as a truly felt reality.
It is through the validation of the image, the outward reality.
12 Imagine that we are the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle. Each of us
is different. A different shape, a different size, and showing
a different picture - or rather a different part of one overall
13 As long as we are trying to be the same as one another, to compete
with one another, to excel at the same things, to possess the
same qualities, there is no union, no harmony, no co-ordination.
But if we can recognise that we are each a separate and distinct
part of one overall pattern, and that ideally we interlock with
one another, complement one another, then we can begin to accept
our differences, validate what we are, express it and manifest it.
We can begin to validate the image, the outward reality, instead
of all of us pursuing a single common ideal nature.
14 And as the true images emerge, we shall Žnd our places in the
pattern, and Žt them. We shall Žnd our natural functions, our
natural positions in the Game.
15 And as the pieces of the jigsaw fall into place, the reality of
the common denominator will grow. By forming the overall
picture by the correct interlocking of the pieces, we can rediscover
the original state of the jigsaw. By bringing together into
harmony the external mass, in this case the picture on the face
of the jigsaw, we can rediscover the internal mass, the original
piece of wood from which the jigsaw was carved.
21 1 So the two aspects of our existence which take precedence in the
New Game, are the individual images and the common reality; the
outward differences and the inward sameness. And remember, the
potential harmony of the outward differences is the expression and
the fulŽlment of the inward sameness.
2 And we enact the creative and receptive roles in our relation-
ships with one another. Because this is the pattern of the Game
on all levels. The choice is between harmony and conßict,
union and separation. And the vital factor which determines
that choice, is awareness or non-awareness of our fundamental
3 There are two ways of becoming aware of the fundamental unity.
One is to probe the unity; to discover it directly by looking
deep down, on a collective basis; beneath all signiŽcant
manifestations; and the other is to observe how the manifest-
ations can naturally interlock and thereby complement one another.
If we do both of these, our awareness of the unity will grow
from a superŽcial knowledge to a deep and instinctive under-
4 But leave the individual psyches alone. We have done with them.
They will simply channel from below, and manifest above.
Validate what manifests; and whenever it feels appropriate, go
below, deep down below, for the source of the manifestation.
5 Accept the images, good or bad. Remember that the Game is still
a game of conßict, so conßict will manifest in all its innum-
erable forms; and all of us will have to carry our share of
the burden of it.
6 And remember that outwardly we are all different, as we should
be. Each island differs from the next. One may be lush
and fertile, another barren and inhospitable, another volcanic,
another overgrown, another steep and rocky, another ßat and
sandy, another without food, another without water, another
small, another large, another storm-swept, another calm and
peaceful, another warm, another cold, another damp, another
dry. Each has its own beauty, its own value, its own function,
its own purpose, its own qualities, its own attributes. Do
not demand of one island what is not there, but can be found
on another. But equally do not fail to take what every island
has to offer.
7 Everyone has something valid and valuable to give, if we will
acknowledge it and be willing to receive it. It may be the
will to carry a particularly heavy burden of conßict and
negativity. It may be the power of leadership. Every require-
ment will be met in somebody.
8 The Game - our game within the overall Game - is one of cooperation,
9 And above all, remember that every island rises from the same
all-encompassing sea-bed. If we re-create in ourselves an
innate awareness of that simple fact, we can then exist divided,
yet in harmony with one another.
10 JEHOVAH and LUCIFER for us represent that harmony; the concept
of division and union.
11 CHRIST represents the Unity which we must know to make that union
12 And the Ultimate Unity, which is always present to inspire us,
is the Unity of CHRIST and SATAN.
So be it.
[signature - Robert]
March 1970 ROBERT DE GRIMSTON
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