Elections in Israel and Preparing for the New Exodus
Now, in the time of the change of the cosmic Cycles, all of humankind, including Israel, is challenged to start its spiritual Exodus from the lowest material world and to ascend to the higher spiritual worlds. This is an objective Divine process, which does not depend on human wills. The rich Kabbalistic scheme by Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi (Fig: 81-EVOLUTION), quoted in the Post (21.10.2022) The Mystical, Historical and Current Messiah(s), shows the stages of human evolution on Earth. In the last chapter End of Days of his book A Kabbalistic Universe, Halevi stated that: At the present time the return, if it is to be judged by the general state of mankind, is to be seen somewhere between the central nervous system and the Self, or between the Hod (Body – L.M.) and Tiferet (Self – L.M.) of the Great Line of Light on the central column. This places most of incarnate humanity at the level of the ego with some above and some below (Z’ev ben Shimon Halevi, A Kabbalistic Univers, Kabbalah Society, 2007, p. 238).
Unfortunately, the contemporary civilisation is based on the Ego-complex and this is why the Exodus has to start with neutralising its destructive earthly energies. A very important key for understanding the problems of the contemporary human culture from a microcosmic and macrocosmic point of view, is the vision of Rudolf Steiner about the three main streams of energy which have determined the present situation: the Light energy, the Lucifer energy, and the Ahriman energy. To these three streams of energy, unfortunately, we have to add the Antichrist dark energy which is very active at the present time. In one way or another, the life of humankind on Earth is determined by these four main streams of energy. In almost all domains of the present human culture we can recognize these four types of energy engaging in an extremely dynamic and dramatic interaction. So, in order to start our collective Exodus from the material world, we have to recognise and neutralise the dark energies of the Ego-complex.
For instance, the Lucifer energy deforms the wholeness of the human being. It is based on the ego-complex and is characterized by a drive for power, selfish realization at the expense of others, quick results, phenomenal achievements, occult knowledge and so forth. On the surface, this energy can give the impression of polish, good education, success, brilliance, even charm, but at its core it hides an expansionist ego-complex, moral impurity and greed for dominance. Unfortunately, this type of energy has influenced many domains of the contemporary culture: the governmental structures, the mass media, the arts, the educational system, some religious institutions and others. Even some New Age leaders are contaminated by the Luciferic energy. Here however we have to be extremely careful in our analysis not to identify human beings themselves with the Luciferic nature. By definition, human beings are celestial entities – sons and daughters of God – and the Luciferic energy only influences them without changing their nature; in any single moment the lucifericly poisoned humans can turn to their Light-essence within and transform themselves.
The Ahriman energy, on the other hand, deforms the wholeness of human society and its culture, that is, the wholeness of the socio-cultural organism. The chief aim of the Ahriman principle is to block the spiritual dimensions of human life and to make human beings slaves of the material world. It substitutes the essential spiritual needs of the human soul with craving for material goods, physical comfort, a ‘respectable’ position in society, complacency, entertainment, consumerism, perverted sexual pleasures and so on. By cultivating fears of losing a high material standard of living and social status, the Ahriman principle tries to control, manipulate and keep in material slavery millions of people. It considers its aim achieved when human beings forget their high Divine origin, their celestial home and their spiritual needs, impulses and dreams. Perhaps it is not an exaggeration to say that the Ahriman energy has penetrated to the very foundation of contemporary civilization and has created the phenomenon of the pop-culture in its negative aspects. It is rampant almost everywhere: in the media, in the fields of entertainment, arts, sports, education and many others. The Ahriman energy has a very strong influence on many people on Earth today, but just the same, human beings have within themselves a Divine flame which sooner or later will awaken them to recognize their slavery and to embark on the path of ascent and spiritual victory.
Most unfortunately, the Antichrist dark energy manifested itself with extreme destructiveness throughout the whole twentieth century and the beginning of the twenty first century. This is not by chance: our time is the end of the great meta-historical cycle of humankind’s life on Earth when all the negative (or karmic) and positive (or dharmic) energies from the past are activated in order to bring to conclusion the whole cycle. In other words, our time is the time to face all the good and bad actions of humankind throughout the entire cycle and to prepare for the coming new cosmic cycle of evolution.
While the Lucifer and Ahriman energies deform the wholeness of the human being and of the socio-cultural organism respectively, the Antichrist dark energy aims to deform the wholeness of the spiritual Universe. It is characterized by violence, murder, black magic, arrogance, blackmail, and all kinds of heavy abuses in the areas of drug use, sexual practices and power. The Antichrist energy has its foothold in mafia-type organizations, terrorism, all kinds of movements in which the participants believe that the aims justify criminal methods. The mass media and the arts can also become channels of the Antichrist energy when they depict violence and terrorism in the form of news, films, videos, paintings, etc.
Certainly, most of the people in this stream are unaware of their participation in the Antichrist dark actions. We have to pray for them and help them, when possible, because they are in real danger of being hurt by the ‘second death’. The ‘first death’, experienced as a physical death due to our ignorance, occurs when we leave the body after each incarnation on Earth. The ‘second death’ occurs when a person is eliminated from the ascending line of human evolution. Unfortunately, in this situation the link between the individual’s sinful ego-personality and Divinely created soul, which continues to remain in the higher worlds, is severed and there is little chance to re-establish the connection (which is, of course, a great cosmic-spiritual tragedy). When the Earth and humankind move to a new stage of evolution, karmic forces will prevent such persons from returning to the Earth and they will be forced into lower planes of existence, or they will face psychic solitude, experiencing the results of their crimes over and over again, without any opportunity to rectify or neutralise them. God, however, is full of mercy, and if these people repent from the depths of their hearts, they will be granted complete forgiveness. Thus, they would not be hurt by either the ‘first’ or the ‘second death’.
The Divine Light energy is the only one that brings Peace, Love, Joy, Wisdom and Truth to all human beings. The new culture can only be built on living Light, unconditional Love, endless Wisdom and absolute Truth. The Spirit, manifested by all Divine Masters, Saints and Light Beings, is the Divine power which unfolds the wholeness of the human being, the wholeness of the socio-cultural organism and the wholeness of the Universe in absolute harmony and unity.
We see manifestations of Light and Love everywhere – in the spiritual activities of churches, in the arts, in the mass-media, in the lives of millions of people who live in love, simplicity and friendship. The task of contemporary humankind, however, including Israel, is to establish itself firmly in the stream of Light energy and to correct the many deformations, wrong actions, and all kinds of abuses – in other words, to neutralize and transform the Lucifer, Ahriman and Antichrist streams of energy. Only then will humankind become God’s people on Earth living in a new celestial civilization.
Therefore, the egocentric orientation in human life has to be replaced with an orientation of Life for the Whole. The egocentric orientation of the ego-complex distorts and deforms the structure of reality and creates the basis for illusions and misperceptions. On the physical level, the ego-complex identifies ‘I’ with the physical body, crystallizes the time-space co-ordinates of Being, and divides, confronts and absolutizes. On the psychic level, the ego-complex develops self-centred aims and values, enters into competition and conflict with other egos, and creates a whole aggregate of vices and negative emotions. As a result, the ego-personality shrouds reality with its numerous inner projections and shadows, directs its activity towards selfish aims, and creates a very complicated knot of problems and life situations.
Only people who live for the Whole, will be able to make their Exodus from the material world. The human beings with this orientation regard themselves as particles of the great cosmic-spiritual wholeness and live in harmony with Divine Light, Love and Wisdom. They become part of the Whole and the Whole projects itself into them with its endless treasures and energies. Life for the Whole does not divide, but rather connects; does not limit, but expands; does not crystallize, but melts the material and spatio-temporal co-ordinates of reality. It transforms the whole content and structure of human existence on Earth. With this orientation human life becomes a perfect instrument for understanding reality and the secrets of Creation. In the stream of Life for the Whole, perception of the Universe and understanding of one’s Divine status in it fundamentally changes. Pursuing this orientation, a person develops the whole spectrum of virtues and becomes a son or daughter of G-d whose name is ‘written in the book of the living’.
The contemplation of contemporary human culture from a celestial, macrocosmic perspective requires careful attention and goodwill. We have to be firmly established in the Light stream of energy in order to have a clear and correct understanding of the processes at work in human civilisation. In our world of struggling polarities almost every cultural phenomenon is influenced by different types of energy. So, we have to contemplate the dynamic processes in the contemporary culture without judgment and negative emotions and look for appropriate ways to redirect them to the stream of Light energy. Only then will we be free of contamination by the negative forces and will be able to become true collaborators and co-creators with G-d. Thus, we will prepare ourselves for the Day of Resurrection and Judgment and for entry into the reality of the New Heaven and the New Earth!
The new celestial culture on Earth will be established by human beings living for the Whole. They will form the core of the new human race and will transform the contemporary culture on Earth as well as the Earth itself.