On Normal Street

The whole life of each of us, our efforts at accumulating riches or power, is the building of a Tower of Babel, because it must end in catastrophe,namely,

in death, which is the fate of everything that cannot pass to a new plane of being.

 

It is a normal day on Normal Street.

 

The blind unconscious masses struggle with the manifestation of the evolutionary spirit, annihilate or stifle it, and most often destroy what has been created by it.  Something remains, and this is what we call progress, or civilisation.  Evolution of the masses is an absurd idea as only degeneration can proceed unconsciously.  We are not promoted to another level for irreproachable conduct and style, nor suffering, whether accidental or self-created–  our values are either too simple, on one plane, or vague and confused, or just too damn fantastic without connection to the realities of power in our Universe. The concept of “will” in relation to a man who has not attained inner unity is entirely artificial. But none of this matters.

 

On Normal Street we feed on  pseudo-images and slander what we do not understand. We don’t care that one wrongly conceived idea can poison a life, create deep discord and generate a whole series of wrong results for many others.  On Normal Street, we know our future is about sorting out our world’s economy.

 

 

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “On Normal Street

  1. Hello Mr. Deen. My name is Tammy. I live in Florida. I’ve been a fan of your work for many years. Keep up the great writing :-)

    :-) Hugs

  2. “only degeneration can proceed unconsciously.”
    This is true, you know. People are stunned when a man open fire on a full movie theater, or eat another man’s face off, or tie up a woman and carve slurs into her flesh…or sign a decree that we will send 18 year olds into the homes of strangers to kill them. But the reality is that these are the *normal* things. That acts of good will and enlightenment are unique and those (sadly) are the things we should be stunned by. If we took a hard look at how we live – asleep, in a country inhabited by sheep, run by wolves and owned by pigs — how else should we be expected to behave? To live in freedom – spiritual and mental which in turn begets political — requires constant work (vigilance!) We get lazy. We let our lives lead us and fail to make thought out choices, complain about where we ended up, then shrug in resignation.

    “The concept of “will” in relation to a man who has not attained inner unity is entirely artificial.”
    And his artificial understanding limited and dangerous. Thelema teaches us “Do What Thou Wilt Shall be the Whole of the Law” This is intended as following your purpose, being true to your identity and not selling yourself out spiritually. But people twist it to their limited concept of doing whatever the hell I want ~ I got mine fuck you The second half of the decree – “Love is the Law; Love under Will (i.e. Dominion) is ignored and forgotten. A patch was introduced, an addendum to the original creed so that it reads “Do What Thou Wilt and Harm None Shall be the Whole of the Law” I do not believe that Crowley would have approved of this. Though he and Gurdjieff were rivals they shared a scorn for stupid, sleeping, lazy minded people. I don’t think you can force people awake. I think you’ll kill them if you try. To amend the Law is to dumb it down and I don’t agree with that … but them we are stuck in the same universe as them, so how to avoid them and live in peace with the Universe and harmony with yourself?

    on the idea of “fixing the World’s Economy”
    As if we would all perish without the ECONOMY. As if we need IT to preserve us. If we stop feeding it, it will die. It is like some horrible monster that we have come to believe guards our village so we keep sending it sacrifices – our time, our “debt” our happiness – when in fact it protects us from nothing, it IS the only threat and we have complete power to destroy it, if only we would accept that power and follow through.

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