I just wrote this comment on Paul Levy’s newest post:
Hi Paul, Thank you for writing your story! I look forward to reading it and will link to this excerpt on my own site (paradigmsalon.net). I’m especially happy to see your words “Awakened by Darkness,” as awakening is becoming the value I finally see (after 22 years since I began to suspect my history) that I can take from my own experience with Evil. I also feel a new book brewing inside, and your writing always inspires me. All the Best ~ Jean
(Paul is also the author of Dispelling Wetiko: Breaking the Curse of Evil, which has a Foreword by Catherine Austin Fitts.)
Here is the first paragraph of the Introduction to his new book:
To cut to the chase and get right to the point, I have had an intimate direct encounter with unmediated, unadulterated archetypal evil that has radically reconfigured both my psyche and my life forever. I am not talking about the personal shadow stuff that we all unconsciously act out in our lives every day, nor am I talking about the relative level of evil that we can easily imagine; I am talking about absolute evil, the dark side of God, the stuff which in-forms and gives shape to mythologies the world over from time immemorial. My saying this is not some sort of literary device or marketing strategy to grab the reader’s attention; on the contrary, it is nothing less than finding the right words to name my experience. The great doctor of the soul C. G. Jung writes that “it is quite within the bounds of possibility for a man to recognize the relative evil of his nature, but it is a rare and shattering experience for him to gaze into the face of absolute evil.” I encountered this face of absolute evil in the form of my very own father and I have been shattered by the experience.
I hope this is help for those of you with similar experiences.