Bluebeard illustration by Edmund Dulac
Narcissism and its effects are on the rise - a clear and present danger
Here is another angle on the decline of humanity:
Everyone knows the story of Narcissus at the pond, who when cursed by Nemesis, falls completely in love with his own image (without knowing it is his own image). And so, he loses the ability to love anyone else.
This ability to love, be compassionate, empathise, is killed off in extreme narcissists. Automatically accompanying this is loss of any moral compass. It becomes all about ‘me’ and never about ‘we’ no matter how well and how often they pretend at and project learned behaviours. Theirs and the true self of those close to them is diminished, destroyed and consumed. (Jarrett, C. 2019)
Narcissistic traits have become embedded in modern culture on a large scale. Overcoming narcissism is a psychological and spiritual imperative for our times. It is a terminal situation and must be overcome. The true self is the most endangered of all species. Dr Clarissa Pinkola Estés has asserted that "Never has the true self been as endangered as it is now in human beings" , while pointing out the far-reaching effects of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) in our current culture.
Her rendition of the lesser-known Bluebeard story (Estés, C.P. 1992) offers a pathway to freedom and how to rise above oppression:
Bluebeard the archetype of evil and of malignant narcissism, is part of a self-appointed “elite”, has power and wealth (a castle in the forest) - lures, enchants and seduces others (a gullible group of sisters and their mother) with promises/ falsehoods, downright blatant lies (They see someone who will look after their interests, take care of them, give them the means to protect themselves and be safe. They believe what they are fed). Bluebeard has killed others and would kill anyone who looked into a forbidden room in his dark castle, and see/ discern his secret (One of murderous intent, a self-serving, sick, dictatorial, destructive, suffocating, hateful and devious nature, one who practices menticide, and has a driving need to be in control, worshipped) and thus discover his lack of true self. And you can’t un-see what you have seen.
They group together, pray, call to their brothers/ warriors, are rescued. Bluebeard is killed and his blood waters the roses (When narcissism is killed, something beautiful emerges in its wake). They recover their true selves. New life happens.
Narcissus plant, part of the daffodil family
Understanding the 'enemy' (known and unseen and unknown) in the current situation, the means they use and the damage they do, and winning the spiritual battle
The key to winning the present spiritual battle is to question, seek the truth, become aware, pray, inform others, call on the help of others and on the warrior part of self, act in whatever ways you can (compassionately and wisely), protest, dissent, find a safe place/ space/ base, defend, resist, regroup, move forward.
Narcissists proclaim and portray false empathy and can convey charisma and promise but are figuratively vampires and prey on and suck the blood out of others. They cannot be mediated – they are serial killers (in current times on a huge, unprecedented scale). We must acknowledge that we are prey to narcissists. At the national level, group level and individual level. (Class, gender, religion, and racial take - downs. From spousal abuse to genocide)
So, at every level we must recover our true selves and humanity by removing the nooses they have used on us and put on liberating haloes. Recognise that there are some extreme situations where opposing forces cannot be bridged.
“People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money … abusive … Without love … without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good … Have nothing to do with them” (2 Timothy 3; 1-5)
Only towards the end of 1991 did free elections take place in Poland following their communist era. I did some consulting work there over a year or two in the later 1990s, and was aghast at the extent to which communistic rule had introduced amongst the populace a meek obedience to authority, many fears, and resulted in lost abilities to think independently and make decisions. I am not sure how quickly these capacities can be regained once diminished. I visited the Berlin wall before it fell and communist East Berlin became incorporated. The difference between the two Berlins was mind-boggling.
The seriousness of what awaits non-ANC, non-EFF, non-Marxist-oriented South Africans is not understood by most. And (as a non-racist statement of fact) the tiny, white, dwindling 5% minority has been the subject of ongoing discrimination (supported by legislation) and vitriolic hate-speech by these groups. The danger that this minority is endangered should not be underestimated. There are two huge threats, possibly interlinked.
An Academy of Ideas explanation of the menticide process that brings totalitarianism into being should be widely viewed. How many times have we said “Never again”? Yet totalitarianism continues to happen, this time on a world-wide scale. In looking at the recent history of what we have been living through, we see:
An ugly new style of leadership is fast emerging – narcissistic, deceptive and domineering. Under the guise of being there for the people, these leaders have fed their own self-interest and megalomania. A domineering authority: obedient subject/ wounded parent: wounded child relationship has been ushered in. (A narcissistic symbiosis). At some point participative democracy was replaced by dictatorship.
A psychic epidemic where delusions are induced deeply and widely, a mass psychosis, has happened with the advent of “covid-19”. Carl Jung warned against such psychosis. Fear mongering has been the huge psychogenic trigger to bring about collective trauma and the diminishment of individuals; and provided pathological power for the self-chosen “elite”. In a very real sense, for both power holder and the enslaved, our intellectual, emotional, social, ethical/ moral and spiritual maturities have all taken a severe beating and been relegated to history. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09maaUaRT4M (Academy of Ideas. 2021)
The Covid-19 Campaign
Dedicated to healing, Dr Susan Vosloo (South Africa’s first female heart surgeon who did her first transplant at age 33) was wonderfully clear and straightforward when asked about the gene-therapy ‘vaccine’, adopting the belief that: ”The vaccine was not brought in because of covid but covid was brought in for the vaccine” and providing perspective on the grand-scale deception being carried out, and also on the lack of proper, unbiased medical science to support what is being perpetrated.
And, of course, she has since been vilified by the media and medical puppets. Here is what she said about gene-therapy disguised as vaccinations: https://www.bitchute.com/video/RxlhN8OcQqBn/ (Bitchute. 2021)
Everything else about the covid campaign also raises huge questions that the authorities (supported by big pharma, the WHO and others) refuse to answer - for those who wish to make independent, informed decisions (including the way testing is carried out, the way statistics are calculated, presented, reported and predictions made, the experimental nature of the vaccines, their ingredients and their potential ‘side effects’, how effective they are; the suppression of proven treatments other than vaccinations, and so on and so on … Professor of Medicine Peter McCullough is another who is silenced by the ‘authorities’. (McCullough. 2021) See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1eXkeW444w In similar vein, the upholding of crucial theological, medical ethical and legal tenets seems to have been violated to an alarming extent. See Anna De Buisseret's informative and lucid explanations here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-9qzoqC-AU
There is mounting evidence to show that contrary views and findings are suppressed. Many don’t speak out for fear of being labelled conspiracy theorists, ridiculed and punished. And increasingly those who have been vaxxed are demanding that all others get vaxxed as well.
How the covid-19 pandemic has been handled by those who exhibit no concern for the citizenry is the epitomy of narcissistic behaviour (by governments, big tech, big pharma and other administering stakeholders) and has reeked of totalitarianism. How many lies? How much physical, psychological, social and spiritual damage?
So what now?
To repeat the lessons from Bluebeard, the key to winning this spiritual battle, is to question bravely, seek and discern the truth, become aware, pray, spread the truth as effectively and responsibly as possible, call on the help of and associate with like-minded others and on the warrior part of self, and act by dissenting, protesting, and not wavering when persecuted. (In this respect small-group circles have merit for what they offer in terms of participatory thinking and support)
While remaining compassionate, dissociate from and avoid those who exhibit the characteristics and behaviours outlined above in order to achieve their goals..
The bluebeards in our midst must not be allowed to rob us of our freedoms, values, ethics, morality. Our very humanity.
Academy of Ideas (2021) MASS PSYCHOSIS - How an Entire Population Becomes mentally ill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09maaUaRT4M
AJ Roberts (2021) Interview of Anna De Buisseret: So many laws broken on so many levels https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-9qzoqC-AU
Bitchute (2021) This is what Dr Susan Vosloo said when asked about the Covid-19 Gene Therapy disguised as vaccinations. https://www.bitchute.com/video/RxlhN8OcQqBn/
Dulac, Edmond – Illustrator (1910) "Bluebeard" from 'Perrault's Fairy Tales In the Public Domain https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:%22Bluebeard%22.jpg
Estés, Clarissa Pinkola, Dr (1992) Women Who Run With the Wolves: myths and stories of the wild woman archetype Ballantine Books
Jarrett, Christian (2019) Psychopaths and Narcissists Have Hogged the Limelight, Now It’s Time to Explore the Saintlier Side of Human Personality, Say Researchers, as They Announce a Test of The “Light Triad” Traits British Psychological Society, Research Digest 22nd March, 2019 https://digest.bps.org.uk/2019/03/22/psychopaths-and-narcissists-have-hogged-the-limelight-now-its-time-to-explore-the-saintlier-side-of-human-personality-say-researchers-as-they-announce-a-test-of-the-light-triad-traits/
McCullough, Peter (2021) Sky News interview https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1eXkeW444w