21st Century Satanism: A New Ethos

Rixon Stewart — May 16, 2014

There’s a new marketing campaign in which Satanism is being promoted; although you might not recognise the old devil because his eminence has been given a makeover. Vestiges of the old Satanism still exist, if you know what to look for, but increasingly they are being replaced by an updated version.
That updated look even comes with a new brand name.
In addition there’s also a new sales pitch. His eminence is no longer promising the root of all evil, although you will need a lot of that if you want a piece of what he’s now offering. Because Satan’s new sales pitch now also offers the promise of eternal life.
Although as with so many of his promises it comes with strings attached and woe betide you if you can’t keep up with the payments
It needs to be understood from the outset though that Satan is not an adversary of the Creator. It only seems that way from our limited worldly perspective. Satan’s an integral part of creation and subordinate to the Creator.
He’s also vital to human spiritual growth. By presenting us with challenges, which often manifest in our own wants and desires, Satan provides opposition to our development. It’s the essence of temptation and like an assault course or sparring partners, if we can overcome that opposition we grow stronger in ourselves.
If not we just have to try again, although we may not get that opportunity for another lifetime.
Before we reveal anything more about Satan’s new marketing drive we first need to recall a prophecy from nearly a century ago. Then, I think it was Christian esoteric teacher and researcher Rudolf Steiner who said that in the 21st century evil would begin to assume the appearance of stupidity and ignorance.
Well, guess what? The new Satanism has the all attributes that will appeal to the truly ignorant and stupid. Although it’s cloaked in the trappings of science
Russian mystic G.I.Gurdjieff also said words to the effect that “clever is sometimes stupid”: in reference to those whose over-developed intellects blind them to common-sense and the subtle promptings of the heart.
According to Gurdjieff such individuals are little better than buffoons and they are evident among the advocates of the new Satanism, although they don’t refer to it as such.
It’s called Transhumanism and its proponents believe that the day will come when disease and death will be things of the past. Through genetic engineering, hi-tech implants and the growth of new organs and body parts human beings will be able to live indefinitely.
Here’s how one of its proponents envisages life in 2050:
Robots have become an important family acquisition. Ability to replicate self-assembling robot parts in nanofactories, make these machines easily available and affordable. By 2050, technologies advancing at “Moore’s Law” speeds have produced an android-like creature nearly indiscernible from a human.
Programmed with Internet-downloaded software, 2050s household robots cater to our every whim. They also manage the nanorobots that whiz through our veins keeping us healthy 24/7, and monitor our safety when we connect to simulation events that whisk us away in a Star Trek Holodeck-like adventure.  (Source)
This sounds like the vision of someone who’s seen too many science fiction movies. More importantly however, these are the aspirations of someone who doesn’t seem to realise that life is not confined to the physical world alone.

Transhumanist sculpture at the site of the Bilderberg conference 2013 at Grove Hall, Hertfordshire, England. Click to enlarge

If any of these transhumanists had been Out Of Body they would know that what is experienced in the spiritual world is felt far more profoundly than our experiences in this realm. Particularly on an emotional level
If transhumanists had any real spiritual knowledge they would also know with absolute certitude that they had lived before in different lifetimes. These different incarnations are akin to different classrooms in school where various lessons are taught.
Some of those lessons are hard but they have to be learned
We all go through this although not all remember their previous lives for the simple reason that it’s not relevant to the lesson at hand. If we could see beyond our immediate lives we’d know we’ve lived many incarnations, in varied stations and genders.
This is why “racism” and “sexism” go hand-in-hand with spiritual ignorance. If we could see our other incarnations we’d know we all lived before as different races and genders. In each of these lives we learn specific lessons which those particular races and genders are best suited for.
For better or for worse, what happens in one incarnation resonates in the next.
In my last incarnation, for example, I was a young Polish Jew in Krakow. The son of a family of well-established jewellers, I was what is sometimes referred to as a “nebbish” and had things proceeded as normal I would have no doubt taken my place in the family business.
Indeed, if I had lived I might even have moved to America and grown into an old Zionist. However, it was not to be. I was less than ten-year-old when World War II broke out and the rest as they say is history, albeit revisionist history.
My family and I were hauled off to Auschwitz, I think, but what I encountered was not a death factory.
There were no gas chambers although there was forced labour and incidents of outright brutality. I know because in one such incident I, then a young Jewish boy less than ten-years-old, was shot in the head by a German guard or camp Kapo.
Nonetheless, I get the impression from those karmic memories that the activity going on at the camp was important to the German war effort. It wasn’t critical, such as producing arms, ammunition or fuel, but it was part of the overall war effort and involved sewing uniforms and the like.
The impact of that incarnation still resonates today. In that many of those I grew up with were Jews, both good and bad. While many of those I work with or correspond with today are also Jewish, albeit rebel Jews.
My previous incarnation resonates in this life in other ways too.
If a child dies prematurely in one incarnation it can have a positive impact in the next. So that in a future life the soul might incarnate in a body graced with beauty or athletic prowess.
This is why, in primitive societies where human sacrifice was practised, mothers would often willing give up their children for sacrifice. Because they knew it would have a beneficial effect for their child in its next incarnation.
In my particular case, the premature death in my previous incarnation has allowed me to evade death and serious injury on many occasions in this life.
It took some decades but after many close shaves, during combat in the Rhodesian Army Special Forces and after some really serious motorbike crashes, I began to suspect that something unusual was happening.
My last close shave really brought this home. Then, after a major motorcycle crash I was told that I had suffered “severe and extensive” brain-damage and might never work or walk again. Well I’m walking and I can still recall the look of shock and disbelief on the face of the brain surgeon who had operated on me when I walked into his office for a post-op assessment 3 months later.
“Unbelievable, unbelievable”, he muttered as he read through his notes on me during the assessment. He even phoned my regular doctor the next day to express his “astonishment” at the speed and extent of my recovery.
So we learn or acquire qualities in one incarnation, which manifest in later lives. Like graduating through different classes at school; in each lifetime/lesson we develop another facet of our being and as we are multifaceted beings we have to go through many lifetimes to fulfil our potential.

However Transhumanists want to opt out of this process. They seem to think that there is only one lifetime and they intend to stay in that one particular classroom for as long as they can.
In a way they’ve opted to stay in the classroom for dummies. However Transhumanism maybe more than just spiritually myopic, it might also be Satanically inspired too.
In “Satanism in the 21st Century: Source Code” I wrote:
Here it is worth recalling what esoteric researcher Rudolph Steiner had to say about Satan. Originally known by the ancient Persians as Ahriman, he strove to limit man’s higher evolution by keeping mankind limited to the physical world. He succeeded insofar as the elements in which he thrived were also resident in men. In their most extreme forms like greed, acquisitiveness and rampant overweening materialism, Ahriman is able to contain or at least deplete men’s enthusiasm for spiritual attainment.
Apart from being active in the world of banking, Ahriman is also very much at home in the realm of scientific materialism, where nothing is considered real unless it can be physically quantified. Ahriman is in his element here where natural remedies are anathema and where countless animals are routinely sacrificed in the name of scientific research and the pursuit of corporate profit.
This echoes almost exactly the ethos envisaged by the Transhumanists. The same pre-occupation with scientific materialism over and above basic human instincts; putting cold hard intellect before our finer feelings and emotions. Plus a belief in science that elevates it to the point where it almost becomes an article of faith.
At one recent conference on transhumanism, participants discussed what they perceive in the future:
The key moment that most transhumanists are looking forward to is known as “the Singularity”.  That is the moment when artificial intelligence will actually surpass human intelligence and a massive technological chain reaction will be triggered.
At which point biological intelligence will merge with artificial intelligence. Or so the transhumanists believe.
Transhumanist Mark Pesce is even more extreme.  He openly states that he believes that with transhumanism the day will come when we become as gods
Such hubris. Not only do the transhumanists fail to take into account the fact that there may be higher powers than themselves. They also seem to believe that they can do a better job than their Creator, even as they marginalize the very existence of the soul.
Truly, transhumanism has all the hallmarks of a Satanically inspired belief system.
In esoteric terms its proponents need to go to a spiritual version of boot camp and that’s probably where they are destined. There they will be instructed by the camp’s chief drill instructor, Satan/Ahriman, in all the lessons they missed during their previous incarnations when they dreamt about being gods.
Even now Satan/Ahriman awaits their arrival.