LOVE IN THE WESTERN WORLD
LOVE IN THE WESTERN WORLD
Submitted by David Livingstone on Tue, 05/04/2004 – 00:00
Ideal “love” has become an obsession in the Western world. In almost all modern popular music, the theme is that of this love. With this lust created in the male psyche, advertisers have made use of the frailty by exploiting the female form to sell nearly every product targeting them as a market. Then, trying to live up to this ideal, women then become victims of the diet and fashion industry, who rake in billions from women who have become obsessed with “body consciousness” and “looking young”.
However, as Denis de Rougemont has pointed out, in Love in the Western World, romance and the tradition of love as a theme in poetry and music, was originally derived from the Sufi mystics of Islam. Sufi musical jesters and ariakeens (harlequins), dressed in patchwork costumes, the khirqah of the Sufis, originally made from shreds and patches, traveled on foot from city to city, teaching songs and cryptic words.
In the love poetry of the Sufis, sometimes God is addressed directly, but often the deity is personified by a woman. This tradition derives from the Kabbalah, whose sacred text is the Song of Solomon, a collection of love poems spoken alternately by a man and a woman, and a number of which describe the beauty and excellence of the “beloved”.
The Song of Songs, however, represents the paganising influences of the Kabbalah, it being an ode to the goddess, here represented as the “bride of god”. Ultimately, she is the Babylonian Lilith, a black goddess. “I am black, but I am beautiful”, she sings. Her influence explains the presence of numerous images of the black goddess found throughout Western Europe, as profiled by Ean Begg in the Cult of the Black Virgin.
Worship of the goddess is a guise for the worship of Lucifer. In ancient times, the goddess was identified with Venus, a planet also known as Lucifer. Because she was at the same time the mother, sister and bride of the Sun-god, both were often identified as dual versions of a single androgynous god. Therefore, in the occult tradition, which sought “union” with the god through magical means, the quest could often be cryptically described as that of the “love” of a woman, to describe “love” for the goddess.
It was the goddess worship of the Sufis, expressed in the form of love poetry dedicated to ladies, and a deference towards women, which became known in Europe as the art of chivalry. As de Rougemont indicates, many of the troubadours were Cathars, a fractious group of Christians of Southern France, that resurrected the Gnostic tradition. Through them, the tradition transpired to the Templars, and to the Legends of the Grail.
Having first been appropriated by these early occult organizations, it continues the dominate the strategy of their modern inheritors, suffusing much of rock-and-roll music as a theme, and therefore, much of modern culture.
According to Sigmund Freud, we do everything for sex. However, the truth is that human beings have free-will. Though, unfortunately, for the large portion of humanity, sex does seem to be their primary motive. The problem is that man must learn to suppress his baser urges, so as to better serve God. That does not mean that sex is bad and he should refrain from it. Sex is a wonderful experience, but one that must be shared between a man and woman who have sworn to be faithful to one another.
Sex is bad when a man desires a woman purely for the physical enjoyment derived from her, without properly respecting the person. If he is not faithful with her, then he betrays and humiliates her. He will then have broken a sacred bond, possibly fractured a family, and when the building-block that is the family is fractured, then too is the society fractured.
That is precisely the reason why the Globalists have sought to undermine the human community by creating the obsession among us for “love”, that is, lust, by which they may dupe us into betraying any higher principles we might have had. For sex we build up riches, put up pretenses, steal, kill, and so on. And when we will have so debauched everything we have built, then will the conspirators hail themselves as our saviours.