Lesson 22: The dark side.
Have you ever had thoughts which where so evil you never spoke to anyone about it? A rather rhetorical question off course, if you did you certainly wouldn't tell anyone about it would you? This lesson comes with responsibility. First of all I wish to state the ancient school of mysteries does not support violence toward other species in any other way then for the purpose of self defense. The ancient school of mysteries is only for educational purposes and does not take responsibility for any misinterpretations of the texts that are posted on this page. Great powers come with an even greater responsibility. Now let's move on to one of the most interesting lessons to learn here. Acceptance of that which is evil and the endless possibilities inside of this dark realm.
Those of you familiar with the popular sci-fi series Star wars already know a bit of the properties of the dark side. According to the storyline some warriors are seduced to join the dark side which promises great powers in return. A lot of people probably think this is pure fantasy created to keep the script interesting, but think about it. What is the thing mankind has been afraid of since the beginning of civilization? The dark side… And this fear isn't based on wrong thoughts. This fear is based on real danger. We humans naturally fear that which lies beyond our control. Both physical as well as spiritual. Evil thoughts often lead to uncontrollable behavior due to a mental weakness to accept that which you cannot change; the truth. The truth sometimes leads to insecurity and those who feel insecure often resort to violence. In their illusionary mind state they have justified it as an act of defense. They don't realize insecurity is only a produced by a lack of information or clouded vision. This is one of the biggest steps to overcome once you enter the dark side of the human mind. But this is still a bridge to far for this lesson. Today we're going to discuss some of the most evil people in history and their powers. The challenge is, as explained in lesson 20; to see beyond darkness. To find light in darkness, or positivity in evilness. Once you begin to understand the cornerstone of human philosophy, or as some might call it; the philosopher's stone, you will see that everything has its own dark reflection. When you stand in the light, you're body casts a dark reflection on the opposite side of the light source. Does this mean you're shadow is evil because it represents you're dark side? One of the things we use to do with those shadows is measure time with a sundial. This is a great example of the powers that lie hidden in that darkness since it gave us perception of time, which has changed our lives in a very positive way. Martial arts are also a great example of the positivity that lies hidden in darkness. Martial arts are a mix of the knowledge and technique to inflict serious damage on other people or to immobilize them. That sounds very dark, but since it is only practiced with the purpose of self defense it brings positivity. It gives people the power to defend themselves. History of mankind is filled with evil people, both fictional as well as in real life. Just to give a few examples; on the fictional side we have evil villains like the Joker, dr Hannibal Lecter, Freddy Krueger from the movie Nightmare on Elm street or Voldemort from Harry Potter. All of these evil villains seem to be highly intelligent and cunning. In real life we have plenty of examples as well, like the Zodiac killer, the evil warlord Genghis Kahn, or the Nazi`s. But darkness can provide a man with a lot of physical force as well. The story of the incredible Hulk might have some scientific foundation.