Continuing Adventures of the Beast

And so it was, during the Degenerate Age, the dark time of metal and machines, that the hearts and minds of the people had gradually become corrupted by the triple scourges of greed, hatred, and ignorance. In their arrogance and foolishness, they poisoned their own lands, poisoned their farms and animals, poisoned their water, poisoned their very air. However, those self-caused catastrophes merely reflected the poisons which had taken root in their own hearts and minds, so that the Beast was able to rise up once more, and rule them with their own consent.

The Beast would tolerate no challenge, and such was its determination that it would not retreat until all of its opponents were first eliminated. It bore no allegiance to any but itself, although the ones whom it had most grievously infected imagined that they could consort with the Beast for their own malignant purposes, and so they thought to set themselves above their fellow humans, only to invariably become yet another meal for the Beast itself.

From where had this Beast arisen? Upon reflection, the wise came to recognize that the Beast was none other than a projection of their own design. There is a darkness within each human, making balance with the light. It is simply the nature of this psycho-physical realm, a realm of duality in which light and dark are always alternating in the form of creation and destruction. When the dark comes around to predominate, all the works of the light are overshadowed, things fall apart, and the atrocious Beast is loosed to revel in the ensuing destruction.

Just as night follows day, so too do those dual forces alternate within the hearts and minds of men, sometimes complementing each other, sometimes clashing with each other. It has always been this way, because that is the nature of this realm, and so it serves an essential purpose by illuminating the inner and often hidden aspects at our core, bringing the darkness into the light, and revealing the chaos behind all apparent order. Moreover, for a new creation to emerge, the old must first be leveled.

The self-nature of this Beast let loose upon the world is self-interest, self-obsession, self-inflation, self-grasping, and that is consequently the key to its eventual defeat. How so? All that greed can grasp does not endure, and no self-image can survive the play of change, impermanence. The beastly motto — “me & mine” — cannot withstand the dawning shine of light that reveals such brash egoity for the emptiness it represents. Indeed, in its unbridled avarice it will consume itself at last.

Upon a thorough and sincere inspection, we can see that there is no real solidity to the Beast, it is a mere phantasm, a dreamy portal through which the lower realms of mind can break through for a time and work out their fantasies of cruelty and conquest, and yet they have no staying power. Just as the mists that enshroud the land by night will dissolve and evaporate in the morning sun, so too will the Beast retreat when the collective awakens to its own brilliant power, the power of love, and casts that redeeming light once more upon the wide world’s stage.


Everything is fine

(Picture by the artist known as “Everything is fine”)


About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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One Response to Continuing Adventures of the Beast

  1. Bob OHearn says:

    “Jung writes, “The great problem of our time is that we don’t understand what is happening to the world. We are confronted with the darkness of our soul, the unconscious.”[1] It is as if we live in a time—both individually and collectively—where there is no postponing dealing with the seemingly omnipresent darkness that lives both inside and outside of us. We tend to think, however, of shadows as the absence of light instead of one of its manifold manifestations. Shadows are the expression that light is nearby, for light informs, gives shape to and is itself the projector of shadows. To quote Jung, “not only darkness is known through light, but that, conversely, light is known through darkness.”[2] We tend to think of illumination as seeing the light, but seeing the darkness is itself a form of illumination.”

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