Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

The World is trapped in the Plato’s cave

The images in the minds of the public do not corresponds to the real world outside. The reason for this is simple , as the images in the heads of the public are constructed by the Elite controlled electronic and print media. The centralized and hierarchical structured news channels , newspapers and magazines disseminates information and creates all the prevailing myths , stereotypes , misconceptions , false beliefs which the public perceives to be real. The official version is all what is heard and known by the public. some individuals who have the access to alternative sources of information and who are able to see the truth are labeled as conspiracy theorist. In reality the truth is never given to the general public whether concerning the war on terror or global warming or the economy. The public mind is filled with all kinds of lies and deception which they believe to be real. This situation very much resembles the Plato’s allegory of the cave found in his famous dialogue the Republic. lets see what it is.

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Plato’s cave

Behold! human beings living in an underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den; here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads. Above and behind them a fire is blazing at a distance, and between the fire and the prisoners there is a raised way; and you will see, if you look, a low wall built along the way, like the screen which marionette players have in front of them, over which they show the puppets. I see. And do you see, I said, men passing along the wall carrying all sorts of vessels, and statues and figures of animals made of wood and stone and various materials, which appear over the wall? Some of them are talking, others silent. You have shown me a strange image, and they are strange prisoners. Like ourselves, I replied; and they see only their own shadows, or the shadows of one another, which the fire throws on the opposite wall of the cave ? True, he said; how could they see anything but the shadows if they were never allowed to move their heads? And of the objects which are being carried in like manner they would only see the shadows? Yes, he said. And if they were able to converse with one another, would they not suppose that they were naming what was actually before them? Very true. And suppose further that the prison had an echo which came from the other side, would they not be sure to fancy when one of the passers-by spoke that the voice which they heard came from the passing shadow? No question, he replied. To them, I said, the truth would be literally nothing but the shadows of the images. That is certain. And now look again, and see what will naturally follow if the prisoners are released and disabused of their error. At first, when any of them is liberated and compelled suddenly to stand up and turn his neck round and walk and look towards the light, he will suffer sharp pains; the glare will distress him, and he will be unable to see the realities of which in his former state he had seen the shadows; and then conceive some one saying to him, that what he saw before was an illusion, but that now, when he is approaching nearer to being and his eye is turned towards more real existence, he has a clearer vision,–what will be his reply? And you may further imagine that his instructor is pointing to the objects as they pass and requiring him to name them,–will he not be perplexed? Will he not fancy that the shadows which he formerly saw are truer than the objects which are now shown to him? Far truer. And if he is compelled to look straight at the light, will he not have a pain in his eyes which will make him turn away to take refuge in the objects of vision which he can see, and which he will conceive to be in reality clearer than the things which are now being shown to him? True, he said. And suppose once more, that he is reluctantly dragged up a steep and rugged ascent, and held fast until he is forced into the presence of the sun himself, is he not likely to be pained and irritated? When he approaches the light his eyes will be dazzled, and he will not be able to see anything at all of what are now called realities. Not all in a moment, he said. He will require to grow accustomed to the sight of the upper world. And first he will see the shadows best, next the reflections of men and other objects in the water, and then the objects themselves; then he will gaze upon the light of the moon and the stars and the spangled heaven; and he will see the sky and the stars by night better than the sun or the light of the sun by day? Certainly. Last of all he will be able to see the sun, and not mere reflections of him in the water, but he will see him in his own proper place, and not in another; and he will contemplate him as he is. Certainly. He will then proceed to argue that this is he who gives the season and the years, and is the guardian of all that is in the visible world, and in a certain way the cause of all things which he and his fellows have been accustomed to behold? Clearly, he said, he would first see the sun and then reason about him. And when he remembered his old habitation, and the wisdom of the den and his fellow-prisoners, do you not suppose that he would felicitates himself on the change, and pity them? Certainly, he would…… – REPUBLIC

What Plato is trying to say is that people live in an under ground cave and are chained so that they can only see the wall of the cave. behind them is a parapet in back of which men walk back and forth while holding up objects that resemble people and animals and other things we commonly see in everyday world. Finally behind the parapet is a fire that casts the shadows of these objects onto the back wall of the cave. People who have spent their whole life facing the back of the cave and who were prevented from turning around would naturally assume that those shadows represented reality. They would be unable to comprehend that the shadows are nothing more than ethereal projections – Plato calls them images – of a more basic reality. These images are the lowest objects of contemplation , according to plato , because they are the furthest removed from reality. The states of cognition that corresponds to these objects he calls imagining.
Now  Suppose , however that one of the caveman was freed from the chains and forced to turn around. At first the light of the fire would blind him , says Plato but eventually , as his eyes becomes accustomed to the light , he would see the objects that were the source of the shadows. This state of cognition Plato calls belief and while it is a higher state than imagining , it is still not the knowledge of reality. The objects of belief after all are themselves mere images of the real things.
Suppose , now , that the caveman was dragged out of the cave into the world above. He would once again be blinded by the light , this time emanating from the sun. Eventually however his eyes would be accustomed to the light and he would see the real living things rather than the crude representations. This state of cognition Plato calls Knowledge. Finally as his eyes adjusted completely , he would be able to look at the sun directly. At this point the cavemen would grasp the true nature of reality. He would see that the sun is the cause or source of all things and that the life around him at the upper world owes its origin and sustenance to the sun. He would now understand that the objects and shadows in the cave were only imperfect representations of this ultimate reality.

The meaning of the cave allegory is clear. The cave represents the world of appearances , the world in which most people live. Outside the cave is the intelligible world of forms. The sun represents the ultimate form of good. It is the source of all other forms in the upper world and the cause of their mutual order and harmony. The search for  truth is represented allegorically as leaving the cave of false or imperfect , images of reality and entering the upper world of pure unchanging forms that alone are the true objects of knowledge.
Clearly , we cannot have knowledge of shadows because they are not real ; they are ceaselessly shifting images of something much more basic. And precisely because these images change and alter their shapes and positions , there is no way that people can agree among themselves on their meaning. The shadows and images in the cave belong to the world of becoming and therefore cannot be the proper objects of knowledge. The upper world outside the cave , the intelligible world of pure being , is alone the proper object of knowledge because it represents the unchanging reality that transcends mere appearances.

Broadly speaking the cave is the realm of opinion. Most people have opinions about many things , only the seeker of truth who examines everything has knowledge of the  underlying reality. The problem is that people come to believe that their opinions constitute knowledge ; having spent their whole lives in a cave contemplating shadows , they naturally come to believe in the reality of those shadows. The problem is compounded by the fact that people become so attached to their opinions and so fervent in their belief in the reality of those opinions that they are unwilling to give them up. This is why Plato describes the unchaining of the caveman and his emergence into the upper world as a painful experience. When he first turns around and confronts the truth of the cave , his eyes ache from the light. Plato emphasizes here that truth or knowledge does not come easily to the people since the prefer to hold on to their illusions.

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The New World Religion for the New World Order

Introduction

The NEW WORLD ORDER the elite are creating is not going to be atheistic and materialistic , infact a new religion is planned to replace or merge with all old religions. This new religion is not new at all but as old as the beliefs of freemasons.The NEW AGE SPIRITUALITY is going to be the religion for the people in the new world order. The New Age Spirituality is very close to the Teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism.

What is the New Age.

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The New Age movement is a Western spiritual movement that developed in the second half of the 20th century. Its central precepts have been described as “drawing on both Eastern and Western spiritual and metaphysical traditions and infusing them with influences from self-help and motivational psychology, holistic health, parapsychology, consciousness research and quantum physics”. The term New Age refers to the coming astrological Age of Aquarius.

The New Age aims to create “a spirituality without borders or confining dogmas” that is inclusive and pluralistic.It holds to “a holistic worldview”, emphasising that the Mind, Body, and Spirit are interrelated and that there is a form of monism and unity throughout the universe. It attempts to create “a worldview that includes both science and spirituality” and embraces a number of forms of mainstream science as well as other forms of science that are considered fringe.
The origins of the movement can be found in Medieval astrology and alchemy, such as the writings of Paracelsus, in Renaissance interests in Hermeticism, in 18th century mysticism, such as that of Emanuel Swedenborg, and in beliefs in animal magnetism espoused by Franz Mesmer. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, authors such as Godfrey Higgins and the esotericists Eliphas Levi, Helena Blavatsky, and George Gurdjieff articulated specific histories, cosmologies, and some of the basic philosophical principles that would influence the movement. It experienced a revival as a result of the work of individuals such as Alice Bailey and organizations such as the Theosophical Society. It gained further momentum in the 1960s, taking influence from metaphysics, perennial philosophy, self-help psychology, and the various Indian gurus who visited the West during that decade.In the 1970s, it developed a social and political component.
The New Age movement includes elements of older spiritual and religious traditions ranging from Monotheism through Pantheism, Pandeism, Panentheism, and Polytheism combined with Science and Gaia philosophy; particularly Archaeoastronomy, Astronomy, Ecology, Environmentalism, the Gaia hypothesis, UFO religions, Psychology, and Physics.
New Age practices and philosophies sometimes draw inspiration from major world religions: Buddhism, Taoism, Chinese folk religion, Christianity, Hinduism, Sufi Islam, Judaism (especially Kabbalah), Sikhism; with strong influences from East Asian religions, Esotericism, Gnosticism, Hermeticism, Idealism, Neopaganism, New Thought, Spiritualism, Theosophy, Universalism, and Wisdom tradition.(Source Wikipedia)

Elites involvement in the New Age and the Influence of the New Age

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New Age Magazine.

Most people don’t know that the magazine of the freemasons was called the new age. The New Age Magazine was “the official organ of the Supreme Council 33°, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Southern Jurisdiction.” The magazine was inaugurated in 1904 and still continues today. In 1990, however, the title of the publication was changed to the Scottish Rite Journal—probably in an effort to distance themselves from being identified with the New Age. In the new age magazine in the 1950’s the freemasons openly wrote about how they themselves are going to usher in the New Age Movement.(Source conspiracy Archive)

The plan to bring in a new world religion goes as back as to the 1880’s , when Elite frontmen and leading spiritual figures of the time such as Blavatsky and Olcott formed organizations such as the theosophical society.

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H.P Blavatsky

Mother of the new age : Helena Petrovna Blavatsky.(1831-1891) was a founder of Theosophy and the Theosophical Society. She in 1873 that she emigrated to New York City. Impressing people with her professed psychic abilities, she was spurred on to continue her mediumship. Mediumship (among other psychical and spiritual sciences of the time), based upon the belief known as Spiritualism which began at Rochester, NY, was a widely popular and fast-spreading field upon which Blavatsky based her career.
Throughout her career she claimed to have demonstrated physical and mental psychic feats which included levitation, clairvoyance, out-of-body projection, telepathy, and clairaudience. Another claim of hers was materialization, that is, producing physical objects out of nothing, though in general, her interests were more in the area of ‘theory’ and ‘laws’ rather than demonstration.
In 1874 at the farm of the Eddy Brothers, Helena met Henry Steel Olcott, a lawyer, agricultural expert, and journalist who covered the Spiritualist phenomenon. Soon they were working together in the “Lamasery” (alternate spelling: “Lamastery”) where her book Isis Unveiled was written. Blavatsky wrote extensively on the doctrines of the coming NEW AGE.

The books written by Madame Blavatsky included:
Isis unveiled.
From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan.
The secret doctrine.
The voice of the silence.
The key to theosophy.
Nightmare tales.
Western esoteric masters series.

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Alice Bailey

Blavatsky wasnt alone other elite frontmen and spiritual leaders of the time like Alice Bailey , Benjamin Creme , Annie Basent and many more wrote about the teachings and principles of the coming New Age. Laying the foundation of this movenent that took over the western world in the 1960’s.

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UN New Age Meditation room

UN is a great promoter and sponsorer of the new age Movement. (read here)

In modern times The New Age Movement consists of an incredibly huge and well organized network consisting of thousands of groups, trusts, foundations, clubs, lodges, and religious groups whose goal and purpose is to prepare the world to enter the coming “Age Of Aquarius.” A small sampling of only a few of the organizations involved would include: Amnesty International, Zero Population Growth, California New Age Caucus, New World Alliance, World Goodwill, The Church Universal and Triumphant, The Theosophical Society, the Forum, Planetary Initiative for the World We Choose, the Club of Rome, Church Universal & Triumphant, Christian Science, and the Unity School of Christianity. This list, by no means all inclusive, demonstrates the diversity of organizations operating in economic, political, and religious spheres of influence.,The New Age movement is not a unified, traditional cult system of beliefs and practices, even though its roots derive from Eastern religions and the occult. It has no official leader, headquarters, nor membership list, but instead is a network of groups working toward specific goals. One of its main goals is to bring to the forefront a one-world leader who is called “The Christ” or “Maitreya.” Nevertheless, it is estimated that there are millions of worldwide followers of various New Age practices and/or holders of one or more of the major beliefs of the New Age. The NAM has gained significant influence, affecting almost every area of the culture — sociology, psychology, medicine, the government, ecology, science, arts, education, the business community, the media, entertainment, sports, and even the church. The movement expresses itself in widely divergent and various mutated forms, from the blatantly obvious to the subtle. It is expressed in organized religious forms such as Christian Science, Unity, and even forms of Witchcraft. Yet, it shows up in secular forms as well, in various human potential seminars, and much in between, i.e., transcendental meditation, some alternative holistic health practices, and certain curriculum in public (and private) schools.

The book Networking lists over 1,200 organizations, centers, cooperatives, groups, communities, and networks in fields ranging from health care and spiritual growth, through politics, economics, and ecology, to education, communications, personal growth, and intercultural relations. There is hardly any area of human interest that does not have some people somewhere exploring it from a New Age point of view. Due to the lack of a central organization and the diversity of emphasis adhered to by the various New Age groups, there are literally hundreds of publications. Some popular publications and journals are New Age Journal, Body Mind Spirit, Yoga Journal, Gnosis, East West, Noetic Sciences, and Omega.

The major goal of the New Age Movement is to bring peace to the world upon entering the Age of Aquarius. This will be accomplished primarily through the leadership of “the Christ” (also known as “Lord Maitreya”), who will supposedly come to teach us to live at peace with each other. Some of the other stated goals of the movement are to establish a World Food Authority, World Water Authority, World Economic Order, and an entirely New World Order. (Source Rapidnet)

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New Ager Oprah Winfrey

The New age movement has infiltrated all areas of our lives.

So many movies like Star Wars , Space Odyssey 2001 , matrix , avatar are based on the new age teachings. New age practices like yoga and new age psychology courses have become the part and parcel of the lives of millions of people. New Age teachings have been added into the curriculum in schools. T.V show hosts and charlatans like Oprah Winfrey promote and hoodwink her fans into following the New Age , for more on Oprah’s New Age (Read here )

Some New Age Beliefs and Practices.

  • Monism : Everything is basically one or a different form of the one thing.
  • Pantheism : Nature worship.
  • Reincarnation : The cycle of birth and rebirth until on reaches the stage of samadhi (liberation).
  • Karma : Your deeds are going to come back to you.

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Astral Projection.

  • Occult Practices : like Astrology , Channeling , Divination , Astral projection , Pineal gland activation.
  • Yoga , Meditation , Expansion of consciousness : Reaching higher and altered levels and states of consciousness.
  • Paradigm Shift : The replacement of traditional worldviews with the new age one.
  • An Impersonal God : God aint something different from the universe but part of the universe. like the force of star wars.
  • Positive thinking : never looking at the negative aspects of anything.
  • Evolution of man into Godhood : Belief that one can become God.
  • Moral relativism : There is no such things as Good and Evil.
  • Vegetarianism : Never eating any kind of meat.
  • Matter is an Illusion : Matter does not exist , it’s a maya or illusion.
  • Pacifism : Being Anti war and non violent.
  • Individuality doesn’t exist : I is an illusion.
  • Syncretism : All religions are different paths to one God.

End of all Organized Religion

The new age agenda is in full swing and is being embraced by so many people , organized religion ( Judaism , Christianity , Islam ) is envisioned to come to an end in the form we know them , true , orthodox organized religion have no place in the elite’s system. the teachings of the new age will be infused and mixed with the teachings of organized religion. Organized religion are a social , political and economic barrier in the plans of the elite. The churches have already being infiltrated by the new agers and are promoting the new age version of christianity. Massive ideological attacks on organized religion have become rampant.Various new religious sects like Jehovah’s witness setup by freemason Charles Taze Russell and Mormons setup by freemason Joseph Smith have being created for further subversion.

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