The Mirage of Duality – I Am A Balance Worker
[This aught to keep the conversation on this subject going...Z]
by Gary Vasey
An article by Cameron Day appears to have caught the esoteric world on fire. Titled “Why I Am No Longer A Lightworker“, this article is well worthy of a read. His thesis basically is that both the dark side and the light side are actually the dark side and that this dualism was created by the evil demiurge to sustain itself through our energy. “What matters most to the demiurge is that we worship it or one of its agents, regardless if they are on the light team or the dark team,” he states.
It isn’t the distaste for the dark side that is creating the discussion but his view that the ‘light’ is a false light and that any channeled higher entities and so forth are also following and perpetuating the false light and he coins the term ‘spirtual liar – archy’ to describe the Archons, ascended masters and so on of the new age world. “The dark side is designed to be incredibly repugnant so that the majority of “good souls” will run to the other end of polarity, right into the “loving” embrace of one of the false light’s patriarchal religions, or to their new age religion with its legion of channels and “masters,” he warns.
He is right of course.
In fact, there is nothing new in what he is saying. Firstly, it’s rather a gnostic view of reality and therefore it continues a gnostic tradition that goes back centuries. Secondly, anyone who has ever read any Rudolf Steiner will recognize this concept too. Rather than one ultimate source of evil fighting against one ultimate source of good, Steiner believed that there are two sources of evil, Lucifer and Ahriman. Between these two polarities is the balancing point.
To borrow from Wikipedia – The anthroposophical view is that good is found in the balance between two polar, generally evil influences on world and human evolution. Two spiritual adversaries endeavour to tempt and corrupt humanity: these are often described through their mythological embodiments, Lucifer and his counterpart Ahriman, which have both positive and negative aspects. Lucifer is the light spirit, which “plays on human pride and offers the delusion of divinity”, but also motivates creativity and spirituality; Ahriman is the dark spirit, which tempts human beings to “…deny [their] link with divinity and to live entirely on the material plane”, but also stimulates intellectuality and technology. Both figures exert a negative effect on humanity when their influence becomes misplaced or one-sided, yet their influences are necessary for human freedom to unfold.
Interestingly, many Steiner followers believe that Ahriman is being born into the world or has been recently incarnated as we reach the bottom of the cycle of descending into the material world.