THE FOLLOWING is based on a comment that I wrote on another blog. It is a response to the usual tactics used by my detractors of placing themselves on a moral high ground. One such talking point is to deny the right of Traditionalist initiates, such as yours truly, to defend the honour of their Fraternity or anscestors when they are being maligned by post-modern initiates and even Chiefs of Reconstructionist Orders. They say it is morally wrong to question authors of books who uses their works as a political vehicle against the Traditional Alpha Omega current. With a patronizing polemic they also inform Traditionalist initiates that they cling to “terrestrial emotions” and that any “true spirituality” implies that one must be above such things (as defending the reputation and honour of the Fraternity) and only seek the “spirit”.
Let me first address the misconception regarding “clinging to terrestrial emotions”. Why does a person make such a presumption that a defensive behaviour always is rooted in Yesod, the automatic consciousness? When you project negativity on a person without any real reason, that often has its origin in Yesod. But the use of Severity don’t always have to be based on the “foundation” or the automatic consciousness. There is the concept also of the Severe or Stern aspect of the Divine, the “Left hand emanation” of God. An Adept may also invoke the Severity of God, or Holy Wrath so to speak.
…a willfully perjured wretch, void of any moral worth, and unfit for the society of all right and true persons…
Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say to you, That whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it] from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.
And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have [thy] cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
Traditionalist initiates are not afraid to take up a battle against abusers of the Tradition or teachers abusing their students. We did this with Robert Zink and his New Age version of the Golden Dawn. We don’t fear to call the behavior of counter-traditionalists either who are trying their very best to undermine the existence of traditionalist Orders. We did not ask to be maligned in printing. We simply want to provide the traditional alternative to fast food spirituality of post-modernism, where everyone seeks immediate gratification of the needs of the ego. And we are being honest about it. This honesty is obviously to much for some individuals in certain quarters of the Golden Dawn community.
Update anno 2014-05-01
This blog post has been sanitised, corrected and merged with parts of another blog from 2011-06-16 which has been removed since its publication. I have retained this text as I still stand behind these words.