Friday, May 4, 2007

Slavery and the Eight Veils ~ by Don Harkins

Over the last several years I have evolved and discarded several theories in an attempt to explain why it is that most people cannot see truth - even when it smacks them in the face. Those of us who can see "the conspiracy" have participated in countless conversations amongst ourselves that address the frustration of most peoples' inability to comprehend the extremely well-documented arguments which we use to describe the process of our collective enslavement and exploitation. The most common explanation to be arrived at is that most people just "don't want to see" what is really going on.

Extremely evil men and women who make up the world's power-elite have cleverly cultivated a virtual pasture so grass green that few people seldom, if ever, bother to look up from where they are grazing long enough to notice the brightly colored tags stapled to their ears.

The same people who cannot see their enslavement for the pasture grass have a tendency to view as insane "conspiracy theorists" those of us who can see the past the farm and into the parlor of his feudal lordship's castle.

Finally, I understand why.

It's not that those who don't see that their freedom is vanishing under the leadership of the power-elite "don't want to see it" - they simply can't see what is happening to them because of the unpierced veils that block their view.

All human endeavors are a filtration process. Sports is one of the best examples. We play specific sports until we get kicked off the playground. The pro athletes we pay big bucks to watch just never got kicked off the playground. Where millions of kids play little league each spring, they are filtered out until there are about 50 guys who go to the World Series in October.

Behind the first veil: There are over six billion people on the planet. Most of them live and die without having seriously contemplated anything other than what it takes to keep their lives together. Ninety percent of all humanity will live and die without having pierced the first veil.

The first veil:
Ten percent of us will pierce the first veil and find the world of politics. We will vote, be active and have an opinion. Our opinions are shaped by the physical world around us; we have a tendency to accept that government officials, network media personalities and other "experts" are voices of authority. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the second veil.

The second veil: Ten percent of us will pierce the second veil to explore the world of history, the relationship between man and government and the meaning of self-government through constitutional and common law. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the third veil.

The third veil: Ten percent of us will pierce the third veil to find that the resources of the world, including people, are controlled by extremely wealthy and powerful families whose incorporated old world assets have, with modern extortion strategies, become the foundation upon which the world's economy is currently indebted. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the fourth veil.

The fourth veil: Ten percent of us will pierce the fourth veil to discover the Illuminati, Freemasonry and the other secret societies. These societies use symbols and perform ceremonies that perpetuate the generational transfers of arcane knowledge that is used to keep the ordinary people in political, economic and spiritual bondage to the oldest bloodlines on earth. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the fifth veil.

The fifth veil: Ten percent of us will pierce the fifth veil to learn that the secret societies are so far advanced technologically that time travel and interstellar communications have no boundaries and controlling the actions of people is what their members do as offhandedly as we tell our children when they must go to bed. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without having pierced the sixth veil.

The sixth veil: Ten percent of us will pierce the sixth veil where the dragons and lizards and aliens we thought were the fictional monsters of childhood literature are real and are the controlling forces behind the secret societies. Ninety percent of the people in this group will live and die without piercing the seventh veil.

The seventh veil: I do not know what is behind the seventh veil. I think it is where your soul is evolved to the point you can exist on earth and be the man Gandhi was, or the woman Peace Pilgrim was - people so enlightened they brighten the world around them no matter what.

The eighth veil? Piercing the eighth veil probably reveals God and the pure energy that is the life force in all living things - which are, I think, one and the same.

If my math is accurate there are only about 60,000 people on the planet who have pierced the sixth veil. The irony here is too incredible: Those who are stuck behind veils one through five have little choice but to view the people who have pierced the veils beyond them as insane. With each veil pierced, exponentially shrinking numbers of increasingly enlightened people are deemed insane by exponentially increasing masses of decreasingly enlightened people.

Adding to the irony, the harder a "sixth or better veiler" tries to explain what he is able to see to those who can't, the more insane he appears to them.

Our enemy, the state

Behind the first two veils we find the great majority of people on the planet. They are tools of the state: Second veilers are the gullible voters whose ignorance justify the actions of politicians who send first veilers off to die in foreign lands as cannon fodder -- their combined stations in life are to believe that the self-serving machinations of the power-elite are matters of national security worth dying for.

Third, fourth, fifth and sixth veilers are of increasing liability to the state because of their decreasing ability to be used as tools to consolidate power and wealth of the many into the hands of the power-elite. It is common for these people to sacrifice more of their relationships with friends and family, their professional careers and personal freedom with each veil they pierce.

Albert Jay Nock (1870-1945), author of Our Enemy, the State (1935), explained what happens to those who find the seventh and eighth veils: "What was the best that the state could find to do with an actual Socrates and an actual Jesus when it had them? Merely to poison one and crucify the other, for no reason but that they were too intolerably embarrassing to be allowed to live any longer."


And so now we know that it's not that our countrymen are so committed to their lives that, "they don't want to see," the mechanisms of their enslavement and exploitation. They simply "can't see" it as surely as I cannot see what's on the other side of a closed curtain.

The purpose of this essay is threefold:

1. To help the handful of people in the latter veils to understand why the masses have little choice but to interpret their clarity as insanity;

2. To help people behind the first two veils understand that living, breathing and thinking are just the beginning and;

3. Show people that the greatest adventure of our life is behind the next veil because that is just one less veil between ourselves and God.

© The Idaho Observer


Madcap Machinist said...

nice painting, that first one.

Starmandala said...

I agree. It's called "Ayahuasca Dream" but unfortunately I don't know who the artist is. Don't even remember where I found it... but is that all you can say after reading Don's brilliant essay? :-)

Madcap Machinist said...

I loved the painting so much that I didn't read the essay, to be honest :p

OK now that I've read it, I found that the part up to the third veil was interesting... then it started to sound like a cracked pot, and yet another conspiracy theory -- which is of course the irony in the essay.

As for the meat of it, yes, I agree that more people should strive to look beyond the walls of their life.

I'm just reminded of this guy I know who works as a valet in men's washroom at a popular club (you might even know him). He's been there for seven years. He seems content, but I wonder if he ever wants to grow beyond his job, or if he has a richer life when he goes home. Then I wonder what he sees and learns every night from his corner of the world, seeing hundreds of people pass through daily to piss and shit.

But I am digressing. Maybe you'd enjoy 'How To Know God' by Deepak Chopra, discussing the stages of spirituality (like the veils Don writes about)... I found it very stimulating and, more importantly, constructive.

Starmandala said...

Yo Madcap Machinist! Ian Xel Lungold the late shaman/teacher of Mayan Calendar lore said in his 3-hour talk (which I've blogged for easy reference): "WHAT YOU PAY ATTENTION TO IS WHAT YOU BECOME CONSCIOUS OF." So you've been only paying attention to yourself thus far. No problem with that - except it means you haven't yet become fully conscious of the many layers of reality just beyond your own nose! That's why it sounds "lunatic fringey" to you. Perhaps reading Don Harkins's essay marks the start of an exciting journey of Greater Discovery? :-) As for Deepak Chopra: I'd probably enjoy reading his book (good writer/teacher, brilliant man) but his work is targeted at the general public and he's careful not to push his readers beyond their comfort zones. Deepak knows a great deal more than he lets on!

Madcap Machinist said...

"So you've been only paying attention to yourself thus far."

That's quite a presumptuous statement isn't it?

I would watch the talk sometime, because I am interested in ancient cultures... and also because the history of calendars amd timekeeping was partly the subject of my degree thesis. But I saw enough to hear Lungold say that "you are the only person who can have your viewpoint" -- which is actually nothing new to me. That is why we have art, and then science, where we can share common knowledge based on reproducible observations.

We were discussing the merits of Don's article. I don't think it's really that good. First off, he got his maths wrong. It should be 6,000 people who have pierced the 6th veil. Secondly, how did he come up with the numbers in the first place? And thirdly, to quote Agent Mulder, "I want to believe", but I haven't had an alien visit me lately... and people from secret societies all try to sell me drugs and women.

That said, I've always known there were something fishy about politicians ;-)

Till then, I'm left to trusting my senses (they can be tricky though) and to arguments backed with hard (or at least persuasive) evidence.

Starmandala said...

Oh dear, MM... looks like I ruffled your feathers (and I thought Machinists don't have such atavistic appendages :-). Okay, I was a bit out of line there, thanks for calling me out on that. I blogged Don Harkins's essay as a community service for all those who might resonate perfectly (or not so perfectly) with it - and to provoke others as yet disinclined to view reality this way. No point getting into a heated debate over perceptions, all of which are valid. To put it in context, I've been researching and mulling over different possible takes on "reality" for more than four decades - and lost count of the times I've radically changed my mind or reversed my judgment.
I'm willing to bet you'll be feeling different about things as you gather fresh data and experience along the way :-) Just wanted you to know I do appreciate your visiting my blog and leaving your stimulating and highly intelligent comments!

Madcap Machinist said...

It's all good, Antares. No worries.

I've started on my 'great adventure' myself, just a couple of years ago. I've been living in wonder ever since.

Pat said...

Another one I like. It helps to verbalise what I've always thought - that people can only 'see' what they can understand and relate to. But so eloquently put here. It makes complete sense.

But I am left wondering about this: I don't know which veil I am at - I can relate to about and up to the 7th veil. Here, it would seem, that someone ELSE needs to tell you you are there.

Pretty heady stuff here. Magic indeed.


Starmandala said...

I've seen you do you your Dance of the Seven Veils, Pat - absolutely enchanting! ;-)

I just blogged an article I wrote 11 years ago, have you read it?

Gee, you and Paula seem to have a great deal in common. I'm indeed blessed to bump into such delectable minds in the blogosphere!

Pat said...

Yes, I went there and read it. And said what I felt about it.

But you wrote it 11 years ago? Cool. That means you'd already had all this floating around in your head then.

You're a fascinating dude, Antares, you giant red binary star, the brightest in the constellation Scorpio - and so far way: about 424 light-years from Earth, even!


Starmandala said...

Thank you, Pat! You're a very refreshing person. Lovely blend of down-to-earth wholesomeness and open-minded curiosity :-) I have friends living in PD though the 3-hr drive is off-putting. Hope to meet you at some juncture....