Antigone, part 2 ~ The cruel story of Oedipus

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An introduction                                                                                                                          

Today I studied the story, more detailed. If I should write the post of yesterday now then I would not place Oedipus on the spot of the people who found enlightenment. On the contrary. His final act is simple and clear “Revenge”. “Revenge” is a facet of Hatred, Hatred is a phenomenon born out of Evil. So: the circle has not been completed and finished, as Theodorakis explained. It just started again. Oedipus was too weak to break it. Obviously. Let us start.

The Greek mythology is comparable with fairy-tales, but is more complicated and incredible cruel (bestial) in its details and story line. Who for God’s sake can create, write such cruelty? It must be Evil itself! An Evil mind. Only Evil itself likes it to create such a measureless disgust. Nothing to be proud of as Greeks or Greece, to “own” their myths as if they are treasures, Art. They are NOT. I would be ashamed that my ancestors would have written and told such stories. The sooner the myths disappear, the better. The Greek myths are Evil.

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The absolute Creator of what can be read in the story of Oedipus is the one who foretold what would happen: Evil, in the role as the Oracle. An Oracle has a mesmerizing power and if you are not strong enough it overrules your own mind. Foretelling facts is a gift in those who are working out of Love, not out of Evil. It is the Oracle that foretells facts in the story of Oedipus and because an Oracle has a black magic power it makes you believe what they say. The power of a collective of human thoughts creates the final realization of what has been “foretold”. I experience the foretelling of the Oracle as a curse. Cursing people, their life, their future. An act of Darkness. That is why more and more people are warned for their thoughts. Thoughts circle around, and grow in power when more people believe them, or get affected by them. There are books about this phenomenon and the best book I can recommend is again (I recommended it yesterday also) the book, written by Ronald Beesley: “Yoga of the Inward Path”. Thoughts can grow into monsters, entities, and attract energies from the black astral world who feed the negative thoughts.

The Oracle in the story about Oedipus was so incredible cruel that it created a huge fear. Fear is an effect of the power of Evil, not more than that. But you are Love and not Fear, you only are influenced by it. It rules your body, mind and soul. That is why fear rules the world. The biggest machos and the most powerful generals or politicians, are those who are shouting around and warning for the consequences of not listening. They are filled with fear themselves and act out of fear. Fear creates adrenaline. War machines. Guns. Threats. Human beings should be more aware by what their belief in something creates in themselves, and what the consequences of their naive belief are. Do you realize the collective of fear of an entire people? Watch North Korea.

In the story about Oedipus, that also has been used for the opera “Antigone”, Oedipus becomes the victim of a victim: his father. At the same time his mother becomes a victim. And so further and so on, till finally Oedipus understands what has happened during his life and when realizing that he is so immensely shocked that he cuts his eyes out of the sockets. An utterly cruel act. Not possible to describe. This is what unbearable pain does. It is a try to create a bigger physical pain, so huge that it overwhelms, anaesthetises the psychological pain. It does not work however. But Oedipus finds a way out, tells the story. I do not believe so, because, IF Oedipus would have really understood the concept op pain and suffering and would really have transformed (the only way to conquer Evil) that what evil created in him, destroyed, then Oedipus would never ever have cursed his own children! In my opinion he showed with this cursing that he has not understood the meaning of transformation, at all. Even here the story-creator, the creator of this myth, is still Evil itself, pretending that all was good finally, and that Oedipus would reach the light of the Galaxies. Oedipus will not go to the light of the Galaxies. He will be in Darkness, in the Dark Astral Spheres. He will have to face what his curse created with and in his own children. Oedipus is after all a miserable figure, who will need several reincarnations before he really understands Evil in himself, to get rid of it, to conquer it there. His curse over his childeren was born out of Revenge. Revenge is an act of Hatred. Hatred is a child of Evil.

For the Greeks I wish that they throw their myths in the rubbish. To grow out of the curses and evil all their Oracles have created. Stop believing Oracles. Start to create a real new future for Greece.

If you want to read the story and if you like it to experience horror, then you can read it. The opera is there as well. I do not want to throw away the music. Be aware however that Evil will continue with creating fear in you as long you are not aware of Evil.

Evil creates fear, slavery. Love creates courage, insight, and liberates.

Dare! Love!

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The cruel story of Oedipus                                                                                                        

In fact the story is so bestial, that it should be forbidden to tell it to children. Even some adults, or young ones should be warned for its horror.

Oedipus (Ancient Greek: Οἰδίπους Oidípous meaning “swollen foot”) was a mythical Greek king of Thebes. A tragic hero in Greek mythology, Oedipus fulfilled a prophecy that said he would kill his father and marry his mother, and thereby bring disaster on his city and family. The story of Oedipus is the subject of Sophocles’s tragedy Oedipus the King, which was followed by Oedipus at Colonus and then Antigone. Together, these plays make up Sophocles’s three Theban plays. Oedipus represents two enduring themes of Greek myth and drama: the flawed nature of humanity and an individual’s powerlessness against the course of destiny in a harsh universe.

Oedipus was born to King Laius and Queen Jocasta. In the most well-known version of the myth, Laius wished to thwart a prophecy saying that his child would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. Thus, he fastened the infant’s feet together with a large pin and left him to die on a mountainside. The baby was found on Kithairon by shepherds and raised by King Polybus and Queen Merope in the city of Corinth. Oedipus learned from the oracle at Delphi of the prophecy, but believing he was fated to murder Polybus and marry Merope he left Corinth. Heading to Thebes, Oedipus met an older man in a chariot coming the other way on a narrow road. The two quarreled over who should give way, which resulted in Oedipus killing the stranger and continuing on to Thebes. He found that the king of the city (Laius) had been recently killed and that the city was at the mercy ofthe Sphinx. Oedipus answered the monster’s riddle correctly, defeating it and winning the throne of the dead king and the hand in marriage of the king’s widow, Jocasta.

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Antigone, daughter of Oedipus                                                                                          

Oedipus and Jocasta had two sons (Eteocles and Polynices) and two daughters (Antigone and Ismene). In his search to determine who killed Laius (and thus end a plague on Thebes), Oedipus discovered it was he who had killed the late king: his father. Jocasta also soon realized that she had married her own son and Laius’s murderer, and she hanged herself. Oedipus seized a pin from her dress and blinded himself with it. Oedipus was driven into exile, accompanied by Antigone and Ismene. After years of wandering, he arrived in Athens, where he found refuge in a grove of trees called Colonus. By this time, warring factions in Thebes wished him to return to that city, believing that his body would bring it luck. However, Oedipus died at Colonus, and the presence of his grave there was said to bring good fortune to Athens.

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The legend of Oedipus has been retold in many versions, and was used by Sigmund Freud as the namesake of the Oedipus complex. (Note: Sigmund Freud created a story around Oedipus that is really sick. He tells more about himself and his insane mind than about Oedipus and Evil. A.J.)

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The modern Oracles                                                                                                                      

It would be very healthy to realize that Oracles find and wear always new masks. More and more I realize that the modern Greek media are Oracles. Act like Oracles. Behave like Oracles. Also some political parties and political leaders. Be aware of what they create. Zap. Prevent the birth of new myths.

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Sources and additional information

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Beesley

Updated: 21 November 2015

 

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