As I look around at what most people seem to believe, it’s like living in an insane asylum. Scientists have their particular brand of insanity; religious fundamentalists theirs, liberals and New Agers their own, gloom-and-doomers in general, theirs. What a relief, then, to pick up a Seth book and see this calm survey of these life-denying beliefs, putting them into context. And what an affirmation to find my own beliefs put better than I can myself.
“The species is in a state of transition, one of many. This one began, generally speaking, when the species tried to step apart from nature in order to develop the unique kind of consciousness that is presently your own. That consciousness is not a finished product, however, but one meant to change, evolve, and develop. Certain artificial divisions were made along the way that must now be dispensed with.
“You must return, wiser creatures, to the nature that spawned you – not only as loving caretakers but as partners with the other species of the earth. You must discover once again the spirituality of your biological heritage. The majority of accepted beliefs – religious, scientific, and cultural – have tended to stress a sense of powerlessness, impotence, and impending doom – a picture in which man and his world is an accidental production with little meaning, isolated yet seemingly ruled by a capricious God. Life is seen as “a valley of tears” – almost as a low-grade infection from which the soul can be cured only by death.
“Religious, scientific, medical and cultural communications stress the existence of danger, minimize the purpose of the species or of any individual member of it, or see mankind as the one erratic, half-insane member of an otherwise orderly realm of nature. And or all of the above beliefs are held by various systems of thought.”
From The Individual and the Nature of Mass Events, pp 45-46, May 16, 1977