Dependency: The Takers and the Others

J.C. LaCroix Darkworking, Personal Finance, Personal Productivity, Politics, Power Tactics

From “All is I”, to an “Us” or “We”

First, we go back to the beginning – what we know as the Hunter-Gatherer state of existence. It is important to first see that consciousness as we know it was radically different then. Objectivity as we know it was not part of the equation. To primitive humans, there was no separation between the external, and the internal. Everything perceived was part of Self.

More importantly, there was no such thing as property rights or ownership. Indeed, property rights have been so ingrained in us that it is hard for our modern minds to conceptualize a world without them. The resources of the world, being descended from Source in some fashion, were merely a part of the Self, and thus, belonged to no one. Indeed, in the modern mind, this notion has reached its apex of expression where “my things” have become synonymous in the Sleeper mind with “myself”.

No one knows precisely why the Hunter Gatherers stopped moving. The theories abound, and no one has emerged and been proven. What we do know, however, is that the stopping and settling coincides directly with property rights and ownership.

The reason for this is simple. Once they have stopped, space becomes finite to the Sleeper mind. Not aware of its infinite capacity and nature, the Sleeper mind becomes quickly “aware” of scarcity of resources. This feeble, deceived mind seeks security in a dwindling, hostile universe. In ignorance, it defines and reaches out to the group.

This is the first step in Dependency. It is where it all begins. The individual has now become dependent on the group for survival, in a direct way. No longer, at least, a semi-free agent merely cooperating with other semi-free agents for maximum benefit, the individual is dependent on the external for the foundation of its identity. While ultimately a lie, a self-deception, it is now held true in the primitive mind that expulsion from the tribe is death, and this is the primary leverage used. The early “Wise Ones” or, Polarized, reach up and out and claim power, they either claim as “ours” (early, baby Lightworkers) or “mine” (early, baby Darkworkers).

This is where those who “have” or “control” and those who “have not” or “do not control”, emerge.

As a side-note, this is why the Garden of Eden story of Adam and Eve registers with most of us so deeply, independent of our beliefs. First, note that the Hebrews executed cultural plagiarism on this creation story, from the Babylonians (the birthplace of formal Darkworking). If you compare Old Testament Laws with the Hammurabi Code, this is plain and obvious. Ironically, the Babylonian version is far less male-biased than the Hebrew version. It tells a story of a people who were first in a balanced, but easy-going and stagnant state. The serpent, a symbol of Wisdom and of the subconscious, in the Left-Hand Path, tempts them to pursue knowledge, with the promise that they can become as God. As “punishment” for this pursuit (though, if you go for better translation, the concept is related as consequence, not retribution), they are mired in pain and toil (Dependency).

Thus, the people first Emerged in a semi-state, a place between God and Not-God identity (what I call the “not-not-me” part of the Divine Question). And, they move into Not-God Sleep, to explore that part of the Divine, to Awaken to their Divinity, and know the “God” state. Once the Sleepers went to Sleep, those who were Awake(Takers) had to arise to balance them. Hence, are the Elite and the Sleepers cemented into existence.

It is interesting to explore the dynamic between the Takers and the Others.

The early Takers, in roles of tribal leadership were supreme, but heavily dependent on group concensus. As long as the majority was with them, they held power. Further, the tribal leader had to look out for the well-being of the group. Had to keep them happy. An unhappy tribe meant a challenge for leadership, with the threat of expulsion behind that. Religion, which will slowly become more prominent, is already a force the tribal leader relies upon.

Further, expulsion from the tribe was a rare event. People were scarce, and inherently valuable. Thus, the tribal leader would work hard to ensure good terms with individual members.

The world was not so crowded, however, so often, if one did wish to end their Dependency, all one had to do was overcome fear and move to a new area, often establishing a new tribe. While the perceived risk was high, the true risk was relatively low. Thus, we see many taking this risk. Likewise, if the Sleeper wanted to better their lot, they could reach for specialist roles – War Chief, Shaman, or if particularly daring, could try to wrest tribal leadership away from the current Taker.

The relationship between the two will grow and evolve over time, shifting ever more towards the benefit of those who control. Ironically, this relationship and its dynamic will shift in that direction not by the hands of the Elite, but the complacence and compliance of the Sleepers, who slip ever more into Dependency.

The main obstacle to the Taker, however, was the obligation to the Tribal member, and the need for consensus. As the Sleeper continues to fall deeper and deeper into sleep, they will rely more and more on the group, surrendering more and more to the Society. It is only a matter of time until property rights extend not just to the group lands, but to the group members themselves. Thus, do the Sleepers surrender their bodies.