Sunday, March 14, 2021

A SOUTHERN LAWYER WHO BECAME A MYSTIC gets progressively deeper and hotter

South Alabama amiga Elizabeth asked:

What do you mean by saying we all have a demonic twin? Our shadow side?
I answered:
The shadow is what we do not know of ourselves, or know but try to ignore or hide from others and ourselves. It can be good, bad, beautiful or ugly. The demonic twin is just that, demonic. Pure Evil. Generally hidden, a part of the shadow, aligned with Lucifer, or if you prefer, Evil, literally.
That’s what Jesus faced during the three temptations. After which, the Devil left him to return at more opportune time, that scripture says. So when was the more opportune time? Was it when Jesus was on the cross and asked why God had forsaken him? Was it when Jesus caved to his mother wanting him to make more wine at the wedding, which he did not want to do? His first public miracle.
Today, and for long time, Christendom finds it easier and more fun to focus on the miracles reported in the Gospels, than living as Jesus lived and taught in the Gospels. The Devil and the demonic twin like that. They like finger pointing, avoiding mirrors, taking the easy way out, brainwashing, herd thinking and behavior, suppressing creativity, curiosity, uniqueness, adventuresomeness, truth, love, passion, beauty.
A SOUTHERN LAYWER WHO BECAME AMYSTIC experentially and existentially addresses your question many times and ways. The book gets progressively deeper, hotter. Jesus said in the Gospels that he did not baptize in water, but in fire and spirit, and he lived that baptism to show others the way.
The last chapter in Part Three is lengthy Facebook discussion with a fellow who had posted a claim that there is no such thing as the Devil, it does not exist. I tried many times to get his attention, and he kept throwing up a lot of chaff. However, he did correctly say the Devil is an inside game, the Evil in us, the demonic twin, but he did not use that word. He was not Christian. He was into spiritual evolution. He quoted a lot of people he resonated with. And Lucifer remained hidden to him, as Lucifer wanted to happen.
People who loved Part I, A FEW REMARKABLE ALABAMA PEOPLE I HAVE KNOWN, were not entirely comfortable with Part II, LAW & SPIRIT, and had great difficulty with Part III, SOUL ALCHEMY. I know of three people who liked the entire book. Available in paperback and kindle at Amazon books, or a free read by opening this link to Part One, at the end of which are links to Parts Two and Three. 

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