Just got an answer back from my MP regarding the UK’s efforts to censor esoteric material/alternative spirituality from the internet. She pretty much brushed it off saying she supports the measure and that children should be protected.
Personally speaking, I was a child who first came across esoteric material on the internet at the start of adolescence. Very far from harming me, it opened my eyes up to a whole new world.
It gave me an interest in exploring the nature of the world around me, looking into getting experience about reality. It opened my eyes up to real spiritual experience, giving the means to step beyond belief and start to take my first steps into the realities recorded in ancient texts society has long held as being so important.
Esoteric techniques for gaining self-knowledge opened my eyes up into the reality of myself. I saw myself clearer for the first time, looking into the reality of what it means to be human. I looked into the psychological substances that make feelings of happiness and feelings of pain, and began to break myself free from the negative inner states that had me chained to actions that harmed myself and others around me.
We all share the same psychology, we’re built with the same structure inside. Knowledge about yourself, and about the wider picture of life, becomes the means to help others in a way that’s meaningful and wise.
Esoteric wisdom has been a cornerstone to most world cultures. The UK inherits a large portion of its culture from the druids, the Romans and the diverse range of esoteric groups in the UK today. Queen Elizabeth I appointed John Dee, an esotericist, as her counselor.
It’s said that in the UK itself actually that at least 1 in 8 people have experienced a lucid dream, and 1 in 50 having had a fully conscious OBE (which in a society of 64 million is an awful lot of people). These things are not harmful. Shutting down the avenues in which people can learn and discuss about these things is harmful.
The ability to question, to explore, to become freethinking and to pursue a life dedicated to peace and the betterment of all around you is not harmful.
Discrimination against something that’s ran throughout almost every human culture going back into antiquity - that is harmful.
Bigotry promoted by a government towards a section of their own people - that is harmful.
Raising a generation shut off from the free flow of timeless knowledge and ideas, boxed into whatever is deemed acceptable by a temporary, transient group of national leaders - that is harmful.
And it is not something any of us should stand for.
Write to your MP if you feel people shouldn’t be suppressed into silence.
Sign the petition to add your voice in protest to what’s happening.