Social Darwinism and empirical materialism come paired together.
Restricting our vision to only what we can see, hear, touch, etc., rules out such things as the existence of God, the celestials, the invisible galactics, the Divine Plan, the universal laws, etc.
I found the paradigm confining when I was in university and finally left to protect my ability to explore an infinitely-wider world. From 2019.
Yesterday, we looked at social Darwinism as a philosophy that justified racial supremacy and elitism.
Today I’d like to look at a second philosophy that keeps the sources of help and comfort hidden from people at large.
That philosophy is called empirical materialism.
Webster’s defines “empirical” as “originating in or based on observation or experience.”
It defines “materialism” as “a theory that physical matter is the only or fundamental reality and that all being and processes and phenomena can be explained as manifestations or results of matter.”
It boils down to a philosophy that holds that only what we can experience with the five senses is real.
It also reduces reality to the lowest dimension we inhabit – the Third Dimension.
What does that close us off to that could assist the people at large to emerge from inequality, oppression, and suffering?
For one it eliminates God from serious discussion. Is there anything more stultifying and final than that? With God removed from the equation, nothing is explicable. We may as well go home, if home … were not … God.
It also eliminates the celestials and higher-dimensional galactic and terrestrial masters from the picture (goodbye, St. Germaine and SaLuSa. Goodbye, even, Matthew Ward).
It eliminates higher dimensions generally, including the astral world that we migrate to after death. Now, that I’ve actually visited so you’d have a hard time convincing me that that world does not exist.
It makes death the end … except that on Judgment Day, mouldering bones somehow reanimate and arise. Not a sight to behold.
It prevents me from talking about any of the spiritual experiences I’ve had, which were not material in nature – heart openings, sight of the Self, higher-dimensional bliss, peace like granite, etc. I might get burnt at the stake – Ooops! Wrong century! Now I’ll get memed to death! – for putting out some of these “theories.”
All of that goes away and we’re reduced to talking about what we see, hear, touch, and taste. So all our major sources of comfort, expansion, and personal power are taken away from us.
Combine this now with social Darwinism and we have rule by the fittest over the masses who are convinced that their only hope and salvation is to serve those fit specimens in power. What else is there to do but obey?
Anyone unfortunately born with the wrong genes goes to the wall. And there’s no hope or help for them. Sounds Orwellian as well as Darwinian.
We know that social and business Darwinism are tailored to suit the needs of a global elite. But Matthew Ward also tells us: “All religious dogma is manmade and was devised to control the masses.” (1) There’s no way out.
These two philosophies work in tandem to keep the masses in a condition of servitude and hopelessness. Such devices as ridicule, penalization, and even assassination are used to squelch any attempts to escape the box.
If I were to say to any of my former colleagues that I serve Archangel Michael, I’d probably be met with knowing smirks to my face and loud guffaws behind my back. This treatment, which includes the end of careers, etc., has kept many people in line for centuries.
I left my doctoral program in Sociology after having a spiritual experience on Feb. 13, 1987, a vision, a spiritual video, if you like, of the entire journey of an individual soul from God to God. (2)
It left me craving to study enlightenment. I approached even the Religious Studies Dept., who said that the study of enlightenment was not allowed within the university’s existing constitution.
Empirical materialism simply proved unable – and unwilling – to take in the vastness of life which the vision revealed.
These are two of the crippling philosophies which most likely now will be dropped. Replacing them with more philosophies might prove equally constraining in the future. What must replace them is not another philosophy, but the truth.
That fits into no box.
(1) Matthew’s Message, Nov. 12, 2019 at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2019/11/15/matthews-message-for-nov-15-2019/
(2) An account of it appears here: “The Purpose of Life is Enlightenment – Ch. 13 – Epilogue,” August 13, 2011, at https://goldenageofgaia.com/2011/08/13/the-purpose-of-life-is-enlightenment-ch-13-epilogue/