BI 19

THE GAME OF THE GODS

THE PROCESS

CHURCH OF THE FINAL JUDGEMENT

LONDON

March 1970

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 being’s 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 being’s

reality. It has no dimensions within the overall dimensions

of the being’s existence. Whereas the body has both

boundaries and dimensions, inside the limits of the being’s

existence.

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 being’s 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

the body.

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

existence.

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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

contact.

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

given moment.

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 soul’s 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 creator’s

creator, and outside those boundaries are the even wider

boundaries of scope of its creator’s 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.

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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 being’s 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 creator’s other half. Thus

the division comes about; the creative element and the receptive

element; the part which gives life and the part which receives

life.

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,

a duality.

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

duality.

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,

no balance.

4 The Essence of the individual being is the existence of the

soul and the body in union with one another; division, but perfect

coordination.

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

in division?

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

A DUALITY.

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

within.

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

struggle.

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

both worlds.

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 it’s 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

complacency.

11 At the beginning there is conŽdence; the conŽdence of blind

idealism. ‘It’s 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

a sin.

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

and union.

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

creator.

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

the Game.

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

alternatives.

15 It’s 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 soul’s 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

soul.

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

creator.

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 body’s 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;

separation, alienation.

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

soul.

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

force.

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,

are lost.

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 body’s

hazy memory of the original agony of separation. And however

hard it tries to escape from the mind’s 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 being’s 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 soul’s 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

human predicament.

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,

the mind.

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

the Game.

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.

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8 But what precisely is in the mind, to create such effects on the

body?

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

body’s 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 body’s 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

patterns.

31 The Jehovian is most strongly affected by the image of the soul. He

contemplates physical existence - hopefully perhaps, as the pressure

of LUCIFER’s 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 JEHOVAH’s 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

unreachable.

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;

control declines.

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

the other.

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

it.

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

dominate.

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 body’s 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

for himself.

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 creator’s 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 another’s 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

another’s 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

dissolve.

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 individual’s 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

body.

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

individual.

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,

only conßicts.

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

majority.

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,

than validation.

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

be frustrated.

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

to it.

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

degrees.

3 And the contact deteriorates as the cycle moves from life to

death.

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

totally.

5 And for the soul, and for human beings, this is the ultimate

failure; the Žnal enactment of the Jehovian failure pattern.

The soul’s function within the being’s duality, is to give life

to the body. The individual’s 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 body’s function within the being’s

duality, is to channel the life which the soul provides. Humanity’s

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-

tive surround.

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

SATAN.

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

the Adversary.

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

DUALITY.

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-

ation.

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

creation.

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-

aration.

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

as follows.

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

SATAN.

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

active opposition.

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

element.

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

circle.

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

individual.

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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 pendulum’s 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

duration.

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

come back.

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

to reappear.

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

again.

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

to 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

completely alienated.

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-

ships.

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

destruction.

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

by life.

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-

ness.

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

Game’s rebirth; at the End and the New Beginning; the Spirit

of Unity which makes the beginning of reunion possible. And

then shall begin CHRIST’s 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,

CHRIST’s 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-

ination.

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 SATAN’s function as a ruler of the separated halves

is Žnished.

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

creator’s 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

Game.

15 In the case of the Game itself; it is Žnished. There is no

more division.

16 There is only the principle of Unity embodied in CHRIST and

SATAN, and the principle of Duality embodied in JEHOVAH and

LUCIFER.

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

alienation.

6 So we can see this widening gulf between the two sides of the

conßict all around us in people’s relationships with one another.

7 But an even more obvious manifestation is in humanity’s 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 man’s 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

death.

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

through.

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 JEHOVAH’s

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

work.

21 Now is the time for a change. Now is the time to weight the

balance on LUCIFER’s 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

beyond it.

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

direct interference.

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

of identiŽcation.

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

picture.

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

unity.

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-

standing.

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,

not competition.

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

a reality.

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

OMEGA

LONDON, ENGLAND

THIS MATERIAL IS THE PROPERTY OF THE PROCESS

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