Sunday 13 December 2020

Fear, Resentment and Despair - the triad of Ahrimanic sins... Leading towards purely-negative Sorathic evil - as seen in 2020 with social destruction

(Note: Here I am using a typology of evil: Luciferic, Ahrimanic, and Sorathic - which I have adapted and transformed from their origin in the works of Rudolf Steiner.) 


In the past, the dominant sins were probably the triad of Anger, Lust and Pride. These, at any rate, seem to be the dominant characteristics of great sinners of history - right up into the middle twentieth century. 

But as Western society became more industrialised, specialised, coordinated and impersonally-systemic; the dominant nature of evil became Ahrimanic. 

The most prominent triad of sins became Fear, Resentment and Despair


Fear, Resentment* and Despair is the dominant mood of the world in 2020 - these are the modern, 'bureaucratic sins'. 

The self-seeking, self-aggrandising evil of the mid-twentieth century (as exemplified by the atheist-socialist dictators such as Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot etc.) is not much in evidence in the West. Of course, Luciferic evil is still present; but these sins require greater courage and motivation than are possessed by the masses - or indeed the rulers - in 2020. 

Luciferic sin is weaker and less common than in the past; because it requires high motivation which is fuelled by the virtue of courage. 

Great Luciferic sin entails a positive, active, for-the-self mind-set. However; courage, hence motivation, has been incrementally eroded by the passage of several generations of de facto atheism. Hence the rise in Ahrimanic sin; which is much more passive, negating, and directed against-others. 

Beyond the Ahrimanic lies the Sorathic, which is even more fully negative in its motivations. I think this happens, because the Ahrimanic sins erode their own basis. 

A bureaucratic world tends towards a state of passive, unconscious, materialism. The Ahrimanic impulse begins with a denial of the aliveness of the mineral world, extends through denial of consciousness to plants, then animals, and eventually - as for the past decades, creates a world where aliveness, and consciousness is denied even to Men. 

This materialism (positivism, scientism) is the basis of modern bureaucracy; which terms Men 'human resources', and generates policy on the basis of numbers and statistics. The individual Man counts only as an integer. 


When this world view of negation of the Self, penetrates the soul and has been internalised; we get the Sorathic form of evil. 

...Evil as the negation of The Good - any good. 

So, evil loses any positive goal and becomes directed-against Truth, Beauty and Virtue; against life and consciousness, against the natural and spontaneous, against Beings and their relationships. 

Sorathic evil's only 'satisfaction' (because it has become incapable of 'pleasure') is in this destruction of anything that is of-God; anything created, anything capable of creation.


An example? Well, a very obvious instance of Sorathic evil in 2020 is the imposition of that demonic-triad of lockdown, social-distancing, and masking. Leading, as they must do, to the permanent annihilation of human society - and the construction of a world of universal solitary-confinement.

Obviously the mainstream, birdemic-related, excuses for annihilating human society and culture are lies. But - much more significantly - even the architects of the Great Reset cannot make a coherent argument why societal destruction is necessary!

They do it, but They can't explain it.


Their attempted justification of universal isolation relates to the need (and benefits) of automation, robots and artificial intelligence systems; but this is a non sequitur. The 'need' for one, does Not imply the destruction of the other.

What we are therefore seeing here is a very pure form of Sorathic negation. Even the Global Establishment themselves, the people who are imposing societal destruction on the world, do not understand why they are doing this work of societal destruction. 

They insist upon its necessity; but they cannot coherently explain it!


The reason is that the 'need' for societal destruction cannot be explained in materialistic terms - which are the only terms possible in public discourse; and among those who deny the reality of God and creation. 

The true reason for societal destruction is that human society is Good and therefore needs to be destroyed. Society between Men is indeed one of the great and essential Goods of this mortal world; as Men at all times, everywhere, have acknowledged and acted-upon - quite naturally and spontaneously. 

The idea that this can and should be dispensed with is monstrous, outrageous and ridiculous... for anyone who is Not deep into the servitude of Satan. But then, that is precisely what we are dealing-with. 


Therefore human society is an obvious, and essential, target for Sorathic evil; not because it is 'useful' to destroy human community, not because its destruction will enhance the lives of the Global Establishment - but exactly because human society is Good, and a Great Good; and because destroying it will induce suffering and (in this atheistic world) despair on a scale unprecedented. 


(And despair is a sin, because it is a rejection of God: a failure to trust in God, and a refusal of Jesus's gift of eternal life in Heaven. Despair - that is, as an existential decision, not a mere emotion - is therefore the choice of damnation.) 


In this burgeoning world of Sorathic evil, we need to stop looking for the 'advantage' in evil. Need to stop trying to 'explain evil' in terms of it (for example) making more money for Them, or giving Them more power...

From now, evil needs gain no advantage by its action: evil thrives purely on the destruction of whatever is Good. 

Evil has therefore ceased to be a triad, and has become a unity - the unity of negation; the unity of simple destruction of Good.

This is Sorathic evil. 

* Resentment can be understood as primarily directed against others. Spitefulness is another term for this. A person motivated by spite will put his greatest efforts into causing harm to others, rather than promoting himself. He will even harm himself in his zeal to harm others. The 'positive' face of resentment is the burgeoning phenomenon of 'entitlement'; which, again, has a strong flavour that 'my' privilege is best expressed in terms of the intrusive inconvenience, anger and misery it causes to others.


Note added: 

There are implications in the above understanding for Christians; because Luciferic evil was usually opposed by trying to build church-administered systems to 'tame' Anger, Lust and Pride - by encouraging/ insisting-upon obedience to church rules. 

However, this strategy of taming by obedience (as we have seen) played-into the reinforcement of the Ahrimanic sins. And church-Christianity has dis-couraged, and de-motivated itself. Thus all the churches have (more, or less) become part of the global, atheistic bureaucratic System of Ahrimanic evil. In 2020, the mainstream churches have actively embraced their all-but annihilation by birdemic rules.

Ahrimanic evil was opposed by 'counter-cultural', anti-System, individualistic ideas - which, when not 'Romantic' Christian - often fell back into Luciferic evils (especially lust). And it is tempting, nowadays, to suppose that evil can be attacked by resisting and destroying the Global Bureaucratic System ('The Matrix'). But, if I am correct that this Ahrimanic System is already being superseded and consumed by negative, Sorathic evil; then the current, world dominating evil cannot be resisted by any form of destruction. 

In sum; if we aimed primarily to destroy The System, we would only reinforce the emerging Sorathic spirit of destruction. 

What then? Resistance to Sorathic evil is as simple as the evil it opposes; in that it is to pursue the positive virtues most characteristic of God - which are love and creation (which are one: creation being a superabundance of love); that is, to pursue loving and creating.

('Loving' in the sense of love in the best marriages and families; 'creating' in the broadest sense of thinking and acting from our real, divine self - we are children of God; which is always original and generative.)

And, resistance to Sorathic evil must be individual, or based upon personal, loving 'familial' relationships; because of the danger of Ahrimanic ('Systemic') evil, standing behind the Sorathic.  

So, our course seems clear and simple, as well as difficult and hazardous; which is for each individual to resist Sorathic destruction by creation; to resist Sorathic negation by love. And to ensure that these values and behaviours of creation and love come from within-us: that is, come from God-within-us. 

And not to wait for a lead from any church, institution or other-person - nor to look behind to see if anyone is following us. We must do what needs to be done our-selves, starting now.



mobius said...


Karl said...

Technical correction: you say the individual "counts only as an integer", but in my employment, I have worked with someone who was known to Human Resources as 0.8 FTE (full time equivalent).

Bruce Charlton said...

@Karl - Technical correction accepted. To the Ahrimanic mind, some humans are less than integers.

David Earle said...

Brilliant as usual!

Bruce Charlton said...

@islanti - You are too kind. I am not *usually* brilliant... only *sometimes*... ;-)

But I must admit that these recent insights about 'Sorathic' evil have proved very helpful to me in understanding thinsg. Like most people, I have tended to look for some selfish benefit in evil - whereas in personal life I have quite often encountered spiteful people who go to considerable efforts to make others suffer, despite no material benefit to themselves.

These are usually women, including children! Enid Blyton, that great observer of children, often features a 'spiteful girl' in her books.

Spiritually speaking, spite is therefore perhaps the worst of the named sins, IMO:

Thomas Bateman said...

I was brought here by way of Vox Popoli. Your conceptualization of evil is very useful. I also appreciate you provided a clear tactic for resistance, being love and more of it. Thank you for writing this. -Tommy

Br1cht said...

Very insightful, I believe you have hit the mark here.


William Wildblood said...

islanti is right. This is a tremendous analysis of the changing nature of evil and evil is changing i its focus and expression which is why so many people don't recognise it now and fall into its trap. They think evil is Nazi concentration camp guards but all it really seeks to do is destroy good and frustrate God's purpose for human beings.

Wm Jas Tychonievich said...

Excellent points. As you know, my own synchromystical excursions have also brought Sorath to my attention as the ruling spirit of 2020.

One of the most memorable things my parents taught me as a child was that it is when we act out of spite that we most closely approximate the motives of Satan himself.

Josh said...

Appreciate to thoughts. I, too, came via Vox. Thanks to lockdown madness, I’ve had 9 months to dive into Steiner’s works. From what I could tell, he thought the Sorath impulse would simply begin reverberating as Ahriman took center stage in making his American debut/incarnation. Your description, however, is hard to argue. Especially enjoyed your point regarding the destruction of the current system as contributing to their cause. Hadn’t thought of it that way before. Thanks again.

Ego Sum Victor said...

I was thinking about sin recently, about what it is truly. I was wondering if sin is purely mental. I arrived at the conclusion, tentative, that it can best be understood, to me at least, as a sort of mental veil separating us from the divine. It puts a sort of cloak over our hearts which ideally should be radiant with love for God and our fellow man in that order. Christ says that if a man looks at a woman with lust in his heart then he has already committed a sin. Ideally a man should behold a woman with the pure true love of God in his heart. We arrive at this through the Christ.

Christ tells us we must master our own minds. I've made this my life's purpose and I'm going about it through the practice of Christ centered meditation and prayer. Christianity needs Christ centered meditation and it needs individuals who have attained spiritual perfection and wisdom to guide others and articulate to them the stages of the growth in wisdom and they draw closer to God.

I realize that I'm no theologian but I pray daily for spiritual perfection, the supreme wisdom and the blessings of Christ. He has been answering my prayers (Seek and you will find) and I am trying to stay truly humble

Paulus Wyns said...

Above all this is a spiritual war with the ultimate outcome being to dethrone God. The dwelling place of God is the "living creatures" (living God) who dwells among the four faced (four bases) DNA double-helix (wheels within wheels). Man is the intended to be the "temple" (cf. Jesus)therefore the drive for trans-humanism and AI. They are building a new reality hence the focus on Data.

GFC said...

This is an excellent post, the Lord has clearly gifted you with some deep insights here. Everywhere people on (loosely) "our side" rack their brains trying to figure out some masterplan behind it all, myself included, but as you point out, the justifications become ever more incoherent and ever more urgent. The point is to destroy, that's all.

JEsq2 said...

I suggest that acedia (imprecisely known as “sloth”) is today’s reigning sin.

jmarren said...

I believe Ann Barnhardt would agree.