Conspiracy II

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Throughout history our species has become more and more organized. But the organization has rarely been a conscious process. Our organization has happened, as a rule, the only way it could happen – as a natural evolutionary process. Families joined with one another, making tribes. Tribes joined in alliances until large groups were able to survive by protecting one another, and by raiding other tribes. The early human organizations evolved strong warriors to lead them. Those same warriors surrounded themselves with other like-minded individuals, forming governmental groups. Out of necessity those warriors had to be healers as well. In short, just like a pride of lions or a troop of baboons, there are dominant members of the group who lead, protect, and reprimand the group for the good of the whole.

Eventually, specialization evolved and a priestly class of healers separated from the warriors. From this a mythology developed to explain the unknown. Perhaps those early healers were able to bring themselves under better influences. Here comes a parting of the ways. There are those who adhere to a naturalistic world view devoid of a top down hierarchy, and there are those who subscribe to the theory that there is an intelligent power behind the laws that govern our universe.

Organization appears to be the inevitable outcome of natural animal evolution. Our animal bodies are going to evolve, over time, governed by the laws that act upon our bodies. One world government is simply a matter of evolutionary time. Resistance really is futile. But that doesn’t leave us helpless. According to the esoteric teachings of the Fourth Way, as well as other esoteric teachings passed down from time immemorial, there is the possibility of development in a different direction than that of our animal body. There is a different set of evolutionary laws under which we may, through right effort, be able to place ourselves and reap the benefits. Because the evolution of the animal body is natural, there’s nothing we have to do to evolve it. But this different possibility of evolution is voluntary, and requires specific effort, according to esoteric wisdom.

That there have been would-be healers and priests who have not been able to come under higher influences is a matter of historical record. Perhaps because of their lack of real power, they developed other methods of survival based on manipulation through superstition. A lack of self-consciousness does not mean these machines could not be clever.

The Fourth Way teaches that Man may be classified in seven categories. Men numbers one, two and three are those who are tied to the senses. They evolve according to the same laws of Nature that govern all other animals. Men number four are those who begin to develop internally, and manifest the beginnings of self-consciousness. Men numbers five, six and seven are those who, the Work teaches, have become self-conscious and are in varying degrees of being able to maintain self-consciousness permanently. They can no longer be called machines due to their increasing ability to remain self-conscious and do in a real sense.

The Work teaches that as Man develops along the line of consciousness he comes under higher, better influences. As his level of Being is raised he becomes aware of what he could not be aware of at lower levels of Being. He begins to understand the Universe and his place in it. For such a Man the unity of Being becomes a reality rather than a belief based on theory or imagination. Such a Man, if properly crystallized, has Real Conscience, Real I, and Real Will. Theoretically, enough people sharing those qualities could have a huge impact on the rest of the population of our globe.

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"No good deed goes unpunished."

The person most frequently credited as the originator of the phrase is playwright Clare Boothe Luce. Also credited have been playwright Noel Coward, writer Oscar Wilde, journalist Walter Winchell and the late Washington Post writer Bill Gold. The original idea is probably an ancient proverb.

Appearing cynical on the surface, a closer examination of human nature reveals the False Personality to be incredibly vengeful and petty due to its hubris.

Plato has Socrates say, "An unexamined life is not worth living." The reason no good deed goes unpunished is because most people are living lives not worth living. If you feel a sting, that probably means you are spending more time and energy examining the lives of others than you are examining your own.