“There are beings in the spiritual realms for whom anxiety and fear emanating from human beings offer welcome food. When humans have no anxiety and fear, then these creatures starve. People not yet sufficiently convinced of this statement could understand it to be meant comparatively only. But for those who are familiar with this phenomenon, it is a reality. If fear and anxiety radiates from people and they break out in panic, then these creatures find welcome nutrition and they become more and more powerful. These beings are hostile towards humanity.
Everything that feeds on negative feelings, on anxiety, fear and superstition, despair or doubt, are in reality hostile forces in supersensible worlds, launching cruel attacks on human beings, while they are being fed. Therefore, it is above all necessary to begin with that the person who enters the spiritual world overcomes fear, feelings of helplessness, despair and anxiety. But these are exactly the feelings that belong to contemporary culture and materialism; because it estranges people from the spiritual world, it is especially suited to evoke hopelessness and fear of the unknown in people, thereby calling up the above mentioned hostile forces against them.” ~ Rudolf Steiner
There is much debate in psychedelic circles whether automounous beings exist, the kind of beings that people quite commonly encounter when they smoke DMT, drink Ayahuasca or take high doses of mushrooms. For myself, only at the very beginning of my deep immersion into these states, was there ever a question of whether these beings autonomously existed or not. I think for many people, once they bypass the denials of the pseudo-rational mind and its inelegant, often very much roundabout explanations, that Occam would not approve of, there comes an acceptance of this experienced reality, when these beings continually appear in front of you and you can touch them, they communicate profound wisdom, perform operations upon you and look more sophisticated and complex than anything have have seen before in your life. There comes a point, I believe, where individuals must decide it is unfeasible that the human imagination alone is concocting these precise, congruent and meaningful experiences of communion and communication.
However, some people talk about such beings as if they were “elves”, or that such beings exist in some sort of DMT space only. When those of us who have explored the spaces tryptamines can allow you to access, generally see that DMT just allows you to access a vaster ecology of beingness than that of your ordinary state. And some people do not believe in these beings, because it goes against their idea of what is rational or logical, and they may also have the idea that believing in these beings renders them as superstitious, primitive and pre-rational.
Much of shamanism in most traditional cultures deals with malefic (capable of causing harm) spirits or beings, which are perceived to interact with the physical world. Pretty much all traditional human cultures around the world believe in the existence of such beings, and such cultures have people such as shamans whose role it is to help protect people from such beings – the practice of animal sacrifice is one example, perhaps not so well understood by the western mind.
In the modern western tradition, such beings (or “demons”) must be relegated to a more primitive and superstitious framework of perceptions. Such beings must therefore represent a projection of the shadow, a denial of the shadow into an external form, or simply just a “crazy” (and therefore simply an invalid) delusion. I appreciate the perspective which calls on us to take responsibility for our actions, for our own shadow and brings people back to carrying out the self work on themselves. However, it is my perspective, and that of a lot of people, that many are fundamentally not acting from their right mind, or even their own mind. I am not at all a person who wants to see humanity return to a time when all that is wrong in the human world, is blamed on demons and forces of evil. However, I do think it can be very useful to see and understand humanity as being profoundly influenced by other elements of consciousness. Recognising this, I believe our task then is to understand and ascertain how these forces are effecting humanity.
Often the most tricky issue regarding these malefic beings is that they do not really announce who or what they are and what they are doing. It is only by interacting with them or fighting with them, do you slowly get a picture of who and what they are, and why they are existing. In and of themselves, these beings are not necessarily “bad”, just like lions are not “bad”, but lions are “bad” if you are a gazelle or antelope. But consider, how would the antelope or gazelle as a species be without any predators? Predators do take the slower animals first, thereby increasing the fitness of the overall species. Nature itself is a dog eat dog world, and many animals eat other animals in order to survive. Life feeds on life. On earth, human beings have very few predators in the natural world, and none that exclusively feed on human beings.
Humans used to traditionally live in hunter gatherer groups, and were effectively wild, often moving from place to place. But once humans began to farm and stay in one place, it could be argued that humans became farmed. My impression of these etheric beings is that they farm us, they treat us like they own us, we produce food for them, and they want to control us and typically believe that they do.
The way that these beings do control us is via a form of mental control, and they have ways of making us believe that what THEY are thinking, is what WE are thinking. Because most human beings have no conception at all they are being manipulated, it is very easy for them to do this. They are effectively parasites, and because of their symbiotic relationship with us, we may often believe ourselves to be them! We lose our core humanity then and become more like them: starving, insecure, doomed, unhappy, scared, worked up, guilt ridden and so on. And then we can have even more guilt and shame for thinking and sometimes acting in ways that they want to us to think and act.
Only to a very limited degree do such malevolent beings appear in western mystical texts, with Rudolph Steiner’s views being a clear exception. The theosophists, who synthesised mystical traditions, and combined them with their own clairvoyant perceptions, never talked about these beings in my research. Beginning in the 19th century, the theosophists set the foundations for what is “the new age”. “The New Age” is often viewed in the mainstream western mindset as a kind “sugar coated reality”, and actually these kind of perspectives might leave us as sitting ducks. This blinkered perspective is a kind of religious opium for the masses, perpetuated by media companies such as Disney, as they ground away the hard edges of traditionally very dark and unforgiving “fairy tales”, and transform these stories into escapist fantasies, essentially removed from reality, where one can still thrive whilst being largely soft and ineffective in an “its all good”/“happily ever after” paradigm.
Due to social manipulations, people in our day and age ARE largely sitting ducks for these beings. But how do you know how to deal with them, if you do not even acknowledge their existence? There is an anomaly however, expressions in our culture, with movies like Aliens and other movies which do show a more uncompromising reality. The artistic creator of the Alien monsters, H.R. Giger was once quoted as saying, “Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do, but I paint from reality.” But surely this is not any kind of physical reality he is talking of, but an unseen reality, that as an artist, his muse allowed him to perceive and depict.
There are situations in my life where I have felt attacked, very much drained, and I have felt very bad for no discernible reason. Or even there are times when I am out in public, and I have felt quite enervated and just took it for granted that my inner state was a by-product of being so exposed to the ruckus of the general public. It is only in hindsight, that I can actually pinpoint moments where there have been such obvious situations where my energy has been drained. During those times, perhaps I felt at the verge of fainting for no obvious reason, felt very tired or had pain or discomfort I could not explain. This pain and discomfort is easy to become acclimatised to, as such discomfortability is so common among modern people and “just happens”, and many people may feel it to be a part of the human condition. For example, headaches for some people, may well be a fairly good symptom of being attacked by such beings. Many life situations may be draining to us because we literally ARE being drained. And whatsmore, our internal state may become quite severely compromised, whilst it is often socially inappropriate to start to manifest symptoms of what we are feeling inside. The exception is people deemed mentally ill, who may express symptoms of what they are actually experiencing, but usually without a context in which to understand it.
It is understandable, in a general sense, why on a subconscious level (or even quite a conscious level) many do not want to stand up and be counted, and act effectively in the world, for the sake of what is right, true and useful. (“No good deed goes unpunished”.) People are fearful of being attacked by these entities. And I can also see why so many people appear to do the bidding of what these entities want – via suppression, repression, obedience, control, disempowerment etc. I’ve never understood why people would say that big brother doesn’t want you to take psychedelics and wake up, but these sorts of statements seem to strike a chord with people. But it is not that any other human being doesn’t want other humans to wake up, but these entities do not want human beings to see them and recognise them for what they are, as it is in understanding them and seeing them, that spells the end of their reign of terror.
Some civilizations in the past appear to have gotten completely out of control via the negative influence of these entities. For example, the Aztecs with their constant human sacrifices to “the gods”, who are not “gods”, but parasites demanding more war and suffering. We have traditionally been batteries to them. They, for whatever reason, are our natural predators, or they have lost the ability to create their own sustenance. It would appear to me there are different orders of beings and to some degree they work in concert with each other and operate with different degrees of intelligence. Most of them do not appear very intelligent to me, and only operate only out of a kind of instinctual animalistic intelligence. In my understanding, none of them would not be able to read this article, for example.
What is clear to me, is that human civilisation has a parasite problem. Free from this problem, humanity could be free from enslavement, warfare and unnecessary suffering. Free of these beings, we could come back to living in a way that we all really want to live. My belief is that these beings, as farmers of humanity, try to enforce the breeding of the weakest human beings possible and enforce the greatest weakness possible. A strong, autonomous humanity is a threat to them and we are all enslaved by them, even those who do the bidding of them.
Think of what happened in the Russian revolution, in Communist China or in Cambodia, when all the intellectuals and people with a spine to stand up to tyranny, were tortured and killed. This genocide of the most capable has also been the case in many other countries. How can this sort of madness have at all arisen in the human mind? Evil may not arise from the heart of man, or from his own bloodlust, but the bloodlust of these beings, and their desire to feed on pain and blood.
In a metaphysical sense, these beings exist to challenge humanity, and if we, in a collective sense, do not make it past these beings, we do not deserve to live in “heaven”, and therefore we must live in a very much limited hell these beings create for us. We only need to consider the height of the madness of the Soviet Union or Mao’s China to see what these sort of hells could look like.
In the framework of the game of life, evil represents a challenging force, which must be overcome in order to have victory over life. As terrible as the evil appears, that evil is only designed to maintain the strength of life. Without oppositional friction, there is no game, no adventure. However, it is a game, and all the oppositional frictions, including such beings, are part of the makeup of the cosmos, in which it is all ultimately only one consciousness being all of this, opposing itself and itself working through such opposition.
In my view different cultures have different relationships with such entities. Some cultures appear to manage to remain bright and positive enough so that the entities are largely starved. Other cultures are sitting ducks, having no tradition or background to deal with such entities, and they have killed off the indigenous people or completely destroyed indigenous ways that would have alleviated the influence of these beings. Many cultures have shamans who deal with such entities. Some cultures like Japan and China, appear to have forged agreements with these beings, accepted their existence and given some of these beings power to protect them from other entities.
On the individual level, how these entities can effect individuals, is when the individual is traumatised by becoming identified with the actions they commit when influenced by the entities. Such people start to think they have become bad. Many begin to identify with being being “bad”. Think of the clean cut farm boy who goes to war and commits atrocities and then gets PTSD. We also have to look at domestic violence, people drinking alcohol, and becoming violent. In many cases, I believe people who are most threatening to the established order are most targeted, as well as indigenous people for example. How can we rationally begin to explain the genocidal horrors and atrocities committed against indigenous people all around the world?
Rather than looking like demons, these malefic beings appear more to me as creatures. Some of them are similar to creatures we see on earth, like spiders, bugs, snakes, insects, octopuses, manta rays, lizards, dogs or even elephants! Then there are humanoid like creatures, and cybertronic creatures, mythological beings like dragons or orcs. And then there are the one’s that are harder to put your finger on, they can be shapeshifting, monolithic, and can appear inanimate at times, quite cartoonish, a bit like the beings out of ghostbusters or they can appear quite a bit sci-fi.
I was walking down Oxford street in London recently, one of the busiest shopping streets in the world, and felt myself quite enervated. This is a familiar feeling I have when going on the streets or shopping for example. Even though the amount of effort you need to expended in such an environment is not very much. And then I “saw” Octopus like beings with their tendrils draining people along the street. Rather than torp on one of the world’s busiest streets, I blew air quickly from my mouth like the shamans in the amazon do, which is called soplar. This worked! It was an aha moment, because the bad feeling I had, there was a reddish element to it, like a toxic stinging poison, and I realized I had been feeling and experiencing this interference my whole life and I had never been able to contextualise it. I had just accepted it like everyone else had.
Other times I am driving somewhere, and I feel uneasy, like I am going to be swept off the road. I used to think it was my mind doing this, but why would my mind create such instability? Othertimes, I will be walking along and have a crazy thought, but wait! That is not my mind thinking that! And in having an awareness I will “see” the entity that is making me think their thoughts are mine. This makes me think that these beings create a context of thinking in human societies, which generates a lot of guilt and shame and self hatred for having, for example, sexual thoughts. In all these situations, I will be able to identify the entity who is who is out hunting for emotional responses to these thoughts in their victims. People who are the victims, have long accepted these “dark and crazy thoughts” as their own, after all to most people, if they are occurring in one’s own consciousness, whose else could they be?
Some people may have the view that everything is good, or that all is god and everything is sacred. Yet, this view I think misses the nature of the game, as if what we are experiencing is NOT a game, and a reality supposedly unmanufactured. A common viewpoint that many have is that all is one, that all is good and I am safe and protected. That may be accurate to some degree. But as human beings, we are challenged by these beings, and they are part of our ecosphere.
I do think that loving these beings can often be an effective defensive tactic, however, I do not believe there is anything wrong with killing a creature which is causing suffering to you and others. Humans think nothing of killing wasps and beas and other creatures which threaten them. Torping works to kill these creatures, a technique utilising I initially learnt from some walkins who called it “boogie busting”.
My view is that the only way we as a species, can become free of these beings is to cut off their food supply. Yes, there are techniques we could use to fight these beings and destroy them en masse, but probably more beings will just move in. Unfortunately, the greater majority of humanity cannot protect themselves, nor do they seem inclined to change their behavior in order to not feed them.
It is as if Gaia will need to take such a strong antibiotic, that only the strongest human life forms will survive. Those who are resistant to these beings, who have such a strong immune system and aligned life orientation, will then be allowed to survive. Such people can live in such a way to truly defend themselves against such beings and actually live in orientation and alignment with deeper dreamings, rather than creating negative emotions and feelings, and confused and chaotic thoughts – that they can create a life of peace and passion on earth.