8.4 – DARK FORCES (8.14.15)

PANDORA’S BOX [5b]

Richard Ramirez, the “Night Stalker.” Found guilty of killing 13 people. He claims to be “a minion of Satan sent to Earth to carry out atrocities for the Devil.” David Berkowitz, “Son of Sam.” Charged with killing six people and wounding seven others. He stated that he was a “soldier in a Satanic army.” Ted Bundy. Serial killer and rapist. Arrested in connection with over 36 murders. He alleged that something overtook him while committing the crimes. He called it “the entity.” Were these men simply delusional, or could their claims that they were compelled to violence by dark entities actually be true?

The idea of otherworldly agents of good and evil influencing humans exists in nearly every culture throughout the world. Philosophers, religious scholars and psychologists have long debated not only the existence of, but also the nature of, these forces.

“Light and dark forces may be something quite objective and real. They may in that sense be spiritual powers, the things that are named as God on the one hand and Satan and the Devil and the demons on the other.”

Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe (Author, Mysteries of the Bible)

“Whether we think of light and dark forces in metaphysical terms, that is out there somewhere, or psychological terms, there are light and dark forces of some kind, and respecting that is important.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

“The majority of humans on Earth and throughout history believe that otherworldly beings are actually agents. They’re doing things in this world, either directly to us or indirectly, and that they too are experiencing a battle or a struggle and using us as humans as agents, as proxies if you will, to fight this battle.”

Robert Cargill, Ph.D.
(Former: Biblical Archaeologist, UCLA),
(Current: Asst. Prof. of Classic & Religious Studies,
Univ. of Iowa)

“There’s obviously good and evil in the world. I think when you look at all the evidence of the UFO and the Ancient Astronaut evidence, you’re gonna find, behind this, entities that were accused of causing the darkness, the war, the suffering, all of that, were by and large extraterrestrial entities. They called them the gods in Mesopotamia. Also in Egypt. And then that morphed into angels and forces of Satan. Today we call them extraterrestrials, but it’s really the same thing.”

William Bramley (Author, The Gods of Eden)

“There’s no question in my mind that good and bad permeates the entire Universe, that good and bad, yin and yang, positive-negative exists all throughout the known and the unknown Universe. Good or evil, in my opinion, also applies to extraterrestrials themselves.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

Are good and evil more than just qualities that exist within an individual? Could they be tangible forces that permeate the cosmos? Perhaps further clues can be found by examining ancient texts that describe the unleashing of dark forces upon the earth.

Mount Helicon, Central Greece. At the base of this mountain, 6th-century BC poet Hesiod claimed to have made contact with the nine Muses – immortal daughters of the god Zeus, said to impart knowledge and art to humans. Hesiod composed poems under the guidance of these muses, including what many consider his most important work the Theogony and the infamous story of Pandora’s box.

“When the Titan, Prometheus, stole fire from the gods and gave it to humans, Zeus wasn’t happy about it. Zeus wanted revenge. So, what he did was he commissioned Hephaestus to create Pandora, the first woman. So, he gave Pandora a pithos, a jar that contained all of the evils of the world.”

Robert Cargill, Ph.D.
(Former: Biblical Archaeologist, UCLA),
(Current: Asst. Prof. of Classic & Religious Studies,
Univ. of Iowa)

“We call it a box, but in Greek it’s a jar, and she’s told, “Don’t open this,” and of course she opens it up, and so all these evils are released into the world. These evil forces are sometimes embodied by demons. Sometimes those demons are gods, sometimes they are a hybrid mix of monsters and gods, but they are the forces of negative events in the world.”

Richard Rader, Ph.D.
(Lecturer, UCLA Dept of Classics/UCSB Dept of Classics),
(Author, Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus)

“Zeus wanted to counterbalance the fact that they had these good things that had been unfairly, in Zeus’ opinion, given to humans. So, it’s an explanation that lays the existence of evil at the responsibility of the deities, of the gods.”

Robert Cargill, Ph.D.
(Former: Biblical Archaeologist, UCLA),
(Current: Asst. Prof. of Classic & Religious Studies,
Univ. of Iowa)

“Pandora is telling a theme that people believed to be true for a long time. That these gods, these extraterrestrial gods, were in control of human society. Pandora was an unleashing of entities or beings to cause these things to happen.”

  – William Bramley (Author, The Gods of Eden)

“The box itself might have been some sort of portal that, when you opened the box, you may actually create a doorway that a whole variety of nasty entities, spiritual beings or extraterrestrial life, potentially, was able to fly into the earth through.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Might the story of Pandora’s box be describing the release of negative beings upon the earth by extraterrestrials, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists propose? Could it be that these dark forces are actual entities that infiltrated our world?

“If we look into some of the Eastern legends, we come across beings like the jinn, who could on occasion provide goodness and help and on other occasions were like demons and could provide all kinds of evil and all kinds of temptation. So, that’s the theory: that the forces of good and evil are perhaps personal beings of some sort.”

Rev. Lionel Fanthorpe (Author, Mysteries of the Bible)

“The jinn are really of some alternative world, but they’re able to pass through gateways and come into our world to influence us. So, you have to wonder, perhaps, if the jinn aren’t in some ways some kind of extraterrestrial force that’s using other dimensions to appear and influence us in some way.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

Could it be that the stories of the Jinn and of Pandora’s box are actually accounts of extraterrestrials purposely unleashing dark forces upon humanity, as Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest? And if so, might this be evidence that alien entities exist that are intent on man’s destruction? Perhaps clues can be found by examining the beliefs of a Christian sect that was denounced as the Church of Satan and ultimately exterminated.

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