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Some are talking about cosmology, others about personal evil. So in the Hindu, Greek and other systems the question is more the nature of ignorance and evil from the perception of man, while the Gnostic and Kabbalistic seem to be discussing how suffering etc arose and tracing this back to a cosmological structure. The Gnostic Handbook Page 44 Perceptional Dualism This begins to hint that the problem is not with the universe but us, it is our perception of the universe which is the issue. Evil, so to speak, is in the eye of the beholder and hence extremely dualistic gnosticism is a product of “those who suffer” and this seems quite clearly so.

The term Satan is used to describe people (Jesus calls Peter Satan and says “get behind me”), groups (Jesus says the father of the Jews is the devil) and is described as plural (legion). If we consider this model carefully we start to realize that the New Testament Satan is not the tester of the Old Testament, but is “bad mind”. That is Satan is negative thoughtforms. These forms exist in an individual (Peter’s weakness) or collectively (the idea of ownership and control which tempted Jesus as he looked over the cities – “all this can be yours”).

The issue of Archons is complex for there is an interaction between our own thought forms and real fallen astral entities. These fields (probably a better description than forms) allow these entities to interface with our own unconscious. Accordingly they can change form according to the language of the culture they communicate though and being a mixture of our own thoughtforms and “fallen” spirits can mimic our own hidden desires and needs. While in Medieval periods we may have has demons, incubus and succubus, in the present we have aliens, UFO abductions and medical experiments by creatures we cannot see.

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