Why I Don’t Sing The Maori National Anthem

The ceremonies before an All Blacks match are an essential part of setting the mood to enjoy the theatre. But many people sing along to the words of the Maori version of the national anthem without knowing what it means. I don’t sing the words to the Maori version of the national anthem because they are an insult to my people.

The God of Nations referenced in the English version of the national anthem is not the same as the God of Abraham. The English version of the national anthem was written by Thomas Bracken, a Freemason, and as such the God referenced is the true divinity beyond all cultures. It is not Yahweh, the God of the Jews.

Governor George Grey commissioned a Maori translation of Bracken’s poem in 1878. This was performed by Thomas Henry Smith, an English immigrant and a Christian. Being Christian, and following the Christian imperative to destroy all other spiritual and religious traditions, Smith took the opportunity to erase all reference to God in his translation and to replace it with reference to Yahweh.

“E Ihowā Atua”, from the first line of the Maori version of the national anthem, means “O Jehovah God”. The Ministry of Culture and Heritage informs us that  “‘Ihowā’ is the standard version of God (Jehovah) and was the one used by Smith.” In other words, Smith, a Christian, twisted Bracken’s nondenominational anthem into an entreaty to the God of the Jews.

Now why would I, as a person who does not worship Yahweh, sing an entreaty to the Jewish God?

As a Ngati Porou, being asked to sing a song about Jehovah is an insult. It was in the name of Jehovah that the spiritual traditions of the Maori people were destroyed and replaced with base superstition. Early Christian missionaries eradicated all knowledge of Io Matua Kore, the god of this part of the world, to replace it with knowledge of Yahweh, the god of a foreign land.

This was a great crime, and one which has never been acknowledged, much less made up for.

I would happily sing the Maori national anthem if it were replaced by a entreaty that praised Io Matua Kore instead of the God of the Jews. The Maori version of the New Zealand national anthem needs to be rewritten, preferably by a Maori and not an English immigrant, and in such a way that removes reference to the God of the Jews and replaces it with the God of Aotearoa.

Then I would sing the Maori version of the national anthem with pride.

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Our Great War Is A Spiritual War

Brad Pitt summarised the challenges facing the Western World in the 1999 film Fight Club, when his character Tyler Durden said: “We’re the middle children of history, men. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War’s a spiritual war… our Great Depression is our lives.” 22 years later, our Great War is still a spiritual war.

There exists a supercosmic spiritual force that wills suffering upon all conscious beings. This nameless Principle of Evil has inspired countless acts of sadism throughout the ages. It is at work everywhere a person acts with malice or indifference towards the suffering of their fellows.

This Principle of Evil is in eternal conflict with the Principle of Good, which seeks to alleviate the suffering of all conscious beings. The two are locked in a Great Spiritual War, one which profoundly affects the lives of every creature. The Principle of Evil seeks to cause those creatures to suffer, and the Principle of Good seeks to counter the Principle of Evil.

The influence of this Principle of Evil, as Solzhenitsyn understood, runs through the heart of every human being. It is not exclusive to any gender, race, nation, occupation or creed (although some creeds, such as the Abrahamic cults, worship the Principle of Evil and its demons). Therefore, this spiritual war is fought everywhere, in all times and places.

Every conscious being is conscripted into the war against this Principle of Evil, which seeks to cause them suffering. The easiest way for the Principle of Evil to cause suffering is by provoking passions. Every impulse felt by any conscious being creates a conflict: between the will to gratify that desire, and the will to alleviate suffering.

One of the main theatres of the Great Spiritual War involves keeping people ignorant about the spiritual truths of reality.

As Socrates and Buddha both laboured to point out, suffering is primarily caused by ignorance. The most effective way for the Principle of Evil to increase the suffering in the world is to spread ignorance, because ignorance empowers the passions. There are two main ways to spread ignorance: denying the truth, and asserting falsehoods.

Denying the truth involves denying the spiritual truths. The followers of the Principle of Evil deny the fundamental all-rightness of the Universe. They also deny the Law of Assortative Reincarnation. These two denials lead to extreme anxiety among those who are influenced to agree with them.

Asserting falsehood involves inserting lies in the space vacated by the destruction of the truth. The followers of the Principle of Evil do this by asserting things such as “Jesus Christ is God”, or “the brain generates consciousness”. These falsehoods serve to mislead people who might be searching for spiritual truths.

The combined result of denying the truth and asserting falsehood is mass spiritual confusion. The Principle of Evil preys on this confusion by tricking people into giving their power away. Once enslaved, they can be made to suffer without being able to resist.

One of the fronts of this theatre of spiritual warfare involves the legal status of spiritual sacraments.

The followers of the Principle of Evil are aware that people have used spiritual sacraments, such as cannabis and psilocybin mushrooms, for thousands of years to reconnect with the divine. In places such as India, where the native spiritual traditions were not eradicated by Abrahamic invaders, cannabis is still used as a spiritual sacrament.

In order to increase the amount of suffering in the world, then, the followers of the Principle of Evil have acted to destroy all genuine spiritual traditions. This is why they murdered Pythagoras and Hypatia, and it’s why they destroyed the Eleusianian Mysteries and the Library of Alexandria. It’s why their colonists have assiduously attacked the native spiritual traditions of every land they settled in.

This is also why Christians and Muslims came together to oppose cannabis law reform in New Zealand last year. By destroying the possibility of using cannabis as a spiritual sacrament, they worked to maximise the spiritual ignorance in New Zealand, and thereby the suffering. Abrahamists may spend a lot of time killing each other, but they’re capable of co-operating if the common objective is to attack ordinary people.

Victory in the Great Spiritual War entails the eradication of all Abrahamic traditions from the face of the Earth. This would result in the total defeat of the Principle of Evil, who, without worshippers, would be powerless to increase the suffering in the world. At that point, a new spiritual Golden Age would begin.

The first step is to reassert our freedom to use spiritual sacraments to reconnect with the divine. The truth – that cannabis, psilocybin and various other substances are spiritual sacraments – must be spoken widely once again. Their open, ritual use must retake a centre stage in our civic life.

With our natural connection to the divine re-established, we will once more come to act in accordance with the Will of God. This will lead to the minimisation of suffering in the world.

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Towards A Demonology Of The Age Of Aquarius

The new age is upon us: its liberating light both warms and burns. In this new age, some things are the same as the previous age, and some other things are different. One thing that is both the same and different is our conception of demonology. The Age of Aquarius has a demonology that upsets the old order.

In the new age, it is understood that the Principle of Evil is none other than the God of Abraham.

The Demon God of Abraham has three High Demons under him, each of who rule over a 60-degree span of the Great Circle. These 60-degree spans can be understood as representing four-hour stretches of nighttime, which itself represents spiritual darkness. The rule of the God of Abraham, which we are just coming out of now as the Age of Pisces is ending, is analagous to a Great Nighttime.

The First High Demon is Abraham himself, the father of lies.

Abraham tells lies for the sake of confusing those he hates (all conscious beings). Wherever you have a malicious lie told for the sake of causing suffering, you have the energy of Abraham. It is also present wherever you have a willingness to follow orders even when they clearly increase human suffering.

Abraham appears as an old man, conspicuously insane, ranting about his god. Knife in hand, he commands people to do evil things in the name of the Principle of Evil. Abraham’s favourite lies are those that encourage parents to destroy their own children. The favourite of all is the lie that male infant genital mutilation is not harmful.

The Second High Demon is Jesus Christ, the father of weakness and slavery.

Jesus Christ preaches weakness in the guise of moral superiority. He tricks people into feeling pathological altruism, often leading to their destruction at the hands of enemies. His energy has the effect of lowering people’s spirits, so instead of being fearless and proud they surrender meekly to tyranny. Anywhere you find slaves meekly obeying their masters you have the energy of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ appears as a sickly, trembling hippie. He cries about how everything that everyone does is evil, and how all borders should be opened. His wailing weakens men’s resolve. Jesus Christ often performs masochistic acts in an attempt to trick other people into doing the same. His favourite thing is to cause so much despair that a person surrenders, in desperation, to the Principle of Evil.

The Third High Demon is Muhammad, the father of cruelty.

Muhammad preaches cruelty in the name of order, justice and morality. His energy can be found anywhere there are oppressive laws claiming to be righteous ones. It can also be found anywhere a person unjustly asserts themselves upon another person. All rapists and murderers possess some of the spirit of Muhammad.

It is most common to depict Muhammad as a black-eyed, black-bearded Arab. Usually he is shown serving in the role of judge or executioner. Inevitably he is holding a bloody sword, his favourite thing being the destruction of anything beautiful, especially anything feminine. His favourite thing of all is to rape and impregnate anyone he can take as a slave.

These three High Demons follow in that order. Abraham destroys the Golden Age by telling lies, leading to the weakness of Jesus Christ, who in his turn intensifies the Dark Age, leading to the cruelty of Muhammad. This decline can be understood in elemental terms as a transition from gold, to silver, to clay, to iron.

The suffering of the Iron Age leads, however, to a new Golden Age: the Age of Aquarius.

Each of these three High Demons rules over twelve Greater Demons, who themselves rule over a five-degree segment of the Great Circle. Each of these Greater Demons rules over five Lesser Demons, so that every degree in the lower half of the Great Circle is represented by a particular demonic energy loyal to the Principle of Evil.

In total, then, there are 36 Greater Demons, each of which expresses an energy that is a permutation of three factors: either deceit, weakness or cruelty in the first place, cardinal, fixed or mutable forces in the second place, and earth, water, air or fire in the third place.

For instance, one of the Greater Demons is Quisling, who represents deceit in a cardinal and fiery sense. Quisling is a traitor who imposes a new order at the highest level, without the consent of those ordered. His energy can be found wherever there is political intrigue leading to a revolution that increases the suffering of the masses.

Another of the Greater Demons is Prozac, who represents weakness in a fixed and watery sense. Prozac has the ability to paralyse people through sapping their positive emotions and their will. Wherever you find people who are emotionally stunted and lifeless, but tending towards misery, you have the energy of Prozac.

The Lesser Demons have names like Bonebreak, Kneebender, The Sniveller, Detritus, Axewound, Him Long Dead, Bellycrawler, The Fiddler, Headrot and False Light. There are 180 of these lesser demons, each representing one degree of the lower half of the Great Circle.

Generally speaking, a follower of the Principle of Evil will have an affinity for one of the three High Demons, and will manifest the energies of the various Greater Demons depending on what they wish to achieve in the moment. If their affinity is for Abraham, they will call themselves a Jew; if it is for Jesus Christ, they will call themselves a Christian; if it is for Muhammad, they will call themselves a Muslim.

The Lesser Demons are more for meditative and ritual purposes. A follower of the Principle of Evil might meditate on one of the Lesser Demons in order to gather the energy to perform a particular act of evil. A murderer might meditate upon Bonebreak, for example, before slaughtering their victim.

Collectively, the combined energy of all of these demons serve to increase the amount of suffering in the world. To increase the suffering in the world is the will of the Principle of Evil, and all followers of the Principle of Evil seek to cause as much harm and misery, both physical and mental, as they can.

The Abrahamist will worship one of more of these three High Demons. In doing so, they consecrate some of their psychic energy to the demon, strengthening its egregore. In return, they receive some of that demon’s energy, thereby making certain actions more possible.

In the new age, it is understood that it was the Principle of Evil, not God, who commanded Abraham to kill his own son, and it was the Principle of Evil who inspired Jesus Christ to preach that slaves should obey their masters, and it was the principle of Evil who induced Muhammad to rape a nine-year old.

This is a short summary of the demonology of the Age of Aquarius.

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Clown World Chronicles: What Is ‘Solipsism’?

Clown World is a mess for many reasons: physical, emotional, economic, political, spiritual. Some of the reasons are philosophical. These philosophical reasons relate to popular delusions that have arisen as a result of faulty logic. One of the most harmful of those delusions is solipsism.

Solipsism is the belief that the only consciousness that exists is one’s own. To the solipsist, the material world may or may not be real, but other people are not conscious. All other humans are what is called a philosophical zombie – a non-conscious being.

There is soft solipsism, which is the belief that the existence or otherwise of other consciousnesses is unknowable. There is also hard solipsism, which is the belief that it is known for certain that other consciousnesses don’t exist.

Solipsism is a major philosophical issue, for reasons that become apparent when one thinks through the implications.

Developmental psychologists believe that infants are born solipsistic, and this explains why they are so selfish. Most of them, however, grow up to assume that other people are conscious. This assumption is made by way of analogy. I have a body, and I am conscious. Other people have bodies, therefore they must be conscious too.

When most people reach what Jean Piaget called the formal operational stage, at the start of adolescence, they gain the ability to start thinking in abstract terms. When they do, they often question previous assumptions. If they do this, they soon realise that they don’t actually have any hard proof, whatsoever, that other people are conscious.

The realisation that consciousness has never been detected or measured by any scientific instrument leads to the realisation that no-one really knows if other people are conscious. One’s own consciousness might be entirely alone in this universe, surrounded only by shadows. This is arguably the most terrifying existential thought of all time.

Some people respond to this thought by becoming a variant of solipsist, i.e. someone who believes that they might be the only consciousness in the world. These people believe that other bodies might exist, but those bodies are not conscious and so there is no-one who experiences the suffering or joy of that body.

Others adopt a strange kind of balance position. Other bodies exist, and those bodies may or not be conscious, and so there may or may not be anyone who experiences the suffering or joy of that body. Therefore, that suffering doesn’t need to be taken as seriously as one’s own, because one knows for certain that one’s own suffering is experienced.

The degree to which a person discounts the suffering of other people is the degree to which they are a danger to those others. These beliefs – that one might be the only consciousness in the world, or that only one’s own consciousness is valuable – lie behind all kinds of atrocities and crimes.

If one thinks about it logically, a person’s level of empathy is related to whether or not they think other people are conscious. If other people aren’t conscious, or if their consciousness is of a lower quality, then there’s no reason to take their suffering into account when making decisions. Any measure that decreases the suffering of conscious beings while increasing the suffering of non-conscious beings is permissible.

This logic underpins exploitation of all kinds, from that of animals to that of people considered subhuman. The idea that animals/women/black people aren’t conscious (usually expressed as the idea that they don’t have souls) has underpinned exploitation since the beginning of civilisation. Today, exploitation continues under the logic that, although animals/women/black people may be conscious, the quality of that consciousness is significantly lower.

A psychopath acts as if theirs was the only consciousness that existed. This leads them to act as if other people’s suffering doesn’t matter. As a result, they take decisions that are characteristically psychopathic, such as causing great suffering to other people for marginal benefit to themselves. All exploitation is quasi-psychopathic in nature, and solipsism encourages this exploitation by justifying it.

Solipsism, then, is a major social issue. An increase in solipsism will lead to people making more selfish decisions, which will in turn lead to an increase in suffering. Social decline and solipsism follow each other. If everyone was a solipsist, this world would be hellish, because no-one would ever take other people’s suffering into account. It would be purely dog-eat-dog.

In a normal, healthy state of reality, living beings can sense the consciousness of others. This leads them to behave in ways that minimise the suffering of those others. In Clown World, people are so self-obsessed that they might as well be solipsists. Materialism and spiritual decay have led us to a state where many people are indifferent or oblivious to the suffering of other people. The result of this apathy is Clown World.

There are two ways to solve the problem of other minds.

The first is faith. This is the way that most people overcome solipsistic dilemmas. One simply has faith that other people are conscious. With sufficient faith, questions about whether the brain generates consciousness don’t need to be asked. The risk is that faith wavers, which can lead to ‘solipsistic crises’ where the existence of other consciousnesses is doubted.

The second is gnosis. This way is extremely difficult, and very few have done it. Gnosis involves knowing that other consciousnesses exist. To realise this requires stepping outside the bounds of ordinary consciousness and having a mystic revelation. The risk here is that one can stray too far from normal society. It’s difficult to live the mystic truths and not be considered insane by the masses.

The advantage of the gnosis method is that it leads to a life that’s in tune with the Tao. The person who has achieved theognosis knows that God self-expresses as the multitude of different beings that inhabit this world (and more). As such, the enlightened consciousness regards all other beings as expressions of God, their suffering equally meaningful as one’s own.

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This article is an excerpt from Clown World Chronicles, a book about the insanity of life in the post-Industrial West. This is being compiled by Vince McLeod for an expected release in January 2021.

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