“Columbus had called the Indians In Dios not because he thought he was in India but because he found them to be as religious as children…”
Elsna Freeland, in “Sub Rosa America
And the Fall of the New Atlantis”, book 1
Where we are going in these writings:
The first set of writings – Blogs 1-10 (this one) focus on one aspect of the true archetypal imagination of this land, that this land is inherently the land of the heart.
Since the time of the conquistadors, the heart – the very soul of America was torn out. This began with the initiation rites of the Aztecs, under the dark spiritual direction of a spiritual being, Taotl, a name with strong resonance with Tao; it is the dark aspect of the Tao, indicating that it has the force, and the intent to make this land completely materialistic. The intent began with the ritual of tearing out the heart and stomach of prisoners in the land of the Aztecs, offering the heart to the sun, with the intent of turning all the sun shines upon into mass materialism. The rites influenced the Conquistadors, whose desires were completely oriented toward finding all the gold of the new land, gold as the materialization of the spirit-heart.
Many were initiated into the mysteries of Taotl. But the initiation was certainly one that bore the character of materialization of soul and spirit. Its goal was to rigidify, to mechanize all earthly life, even that of human beings, to the greatest extent possible. We could say that an earthly kingdom of death was envisioned, one that was directed from within toward smothering of all independence, and stirring of the soul. In the mysteries of Taotl, forces were supposed to be acquired that would enable human beings to create a completely mechanized civilization on earth.
— Rudolf Steiner
The second and third wave of the desecration of this land came with the so-called ‘discovery’ of this land by Columbus. The gold he found here – and even called them ‘gold’ was the enslavement of the indigenous people, capturing them and taking them back to be servants. It is the continuance of being infected by greed, already present, certainly, but here given free reign – so much so that now we see greed everywhere extolled; that is, it is not even hidden. It is recommended. And it has become mechanized through:
The way this archetypal picture now plays out in America:
- Absence of and misunderstanding of community
- Individual Spirituality Practices for our ‘own’ development, the privatisation of
- The turning of human beings into robots – which we see now with the computerization of humanity, about to turn on full force with the creation of robots, which can only happen (is happening) when hu-mans (from humus—from the earth) lose any inner sense of individual, creative capacities:
…….When that day comes, Anthony Levandowski will be firmly on the side of the machines. In September 2015, the multi-millionaire engineer at the heart of the trade secrets lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, Google’s self-driving car company, founded a religious organization called Way of the Future. Its purpose, according to previously unreported state filings, is nothing less than to “develop and promote the realization of a Godhead based on Artificial Intelligence.”
– News article
The enslavement of the very heart of this land continues even today, as is shown in the film “Holy Man: The U.S. Government vs Douglas White. As the elder in the film says though, to all of us “Welcome to the reservation.”
The results of the pathological archetypal imagination of greed are now with us
In full force. It takes the form of:
Desecration of the land for all she has to give – minerals, metals, wood, soil, water, clean air, warmth, coolness, oil ….. and most of all the land itself turned into property. The first draft of the Constitution, the part that says everyone has the right to ‘life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness’ did not have the word ‘happiness’, but rather the right to the pursuit of property. This seeing that the land itself is ‘good as gold’ really begins with the Puritans, which we will work with next to try to see the furtherance of the archetype of greed that now runs this country.
By now, if you have followed the writings, you must be getting quite squeamish, holding off as long as possible from entering fully by feeling sad, very sad, for the plight of the Native Americans. The next and deeper level does not really involve some kind of usual action – social action, protesting, anything of that sort. If your life does involve that way of action, then it is your individual destiny – good!
However, in giving a foretaste of what is to eventually come in this writing, here is an image of where we are:
“Then Nebuchadnezzar the kind was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counselors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.”
Daniel 3: 24,25
Welcome to the Furnace. There is no way out.