In the period following World War II there were many books and articles published that showed how people are capable of putting complexes on other people (damaging other people psychologically) by saying unfair things about them or doing unfair things to them and then denying that they have done anything wrong. There were a lot of people at that time who believed that by the year 2000 people would no longer want to gain feelings of personal power by taking advantage of other people psychologically.  It was thought that once people realized the manner in which they were hurting other people, they would want to stop doing it.  

Over the past few years a new class of people (the warrior class) has developed.  These are people who take pride in taking advantage of people who are spiritually and psychologically vulnerable.  Instead of using the information that has been published on psychological weaknesses to help other people become stronger, they have studied that information and they have used that information to further damage people who have been damaged enough already.  They have also used that information to continue making spiritually and psychologically vulnerable people into their spiritual slaves. 

When a spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person becomes another person's spiritual slave, they end up absorbing the pressure that should be going to the people who have attacked them and who have made them into their spiritual slaves.  They have to deal with not only the pressure in their own lives but they also have to absorb the pressure that is being directed towards the people who have made them into spiritual slaves.  If they eventually, with insight into the nature of their situation, get some sort of psychological release where they no longer feel the need to absorb the pressure of the people who made them into a spiritual slave, they will notice very soon that they will have increased pressure put upon them by people in their group who are upset that the person who made them into a spiritual slave is not happy about the new situation where they have to absorb the pressure that was previously absorbed for them by the spiritual slave.  The spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person might also be accused of being evil after they break free from their spiritual slavery.  The ones who have been using them as spiritual slaves might say that they are feeling increased negative spiritual energy coming into them and they might claim that the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person is evil and has put a curse on them and that is why they are feeling increased negative spiritual energy coming into them.  Even though they are just feeling the negative spiritual energy that the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person has been absorbing for them through the years, it will appear to anyone observing the situation that the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person probably has in fact put some sort of a curse on the other person because of the obvious pain that the other person is  going through.  The group will now cast the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person in the role of an evil person and the vulnerable person will be forced to go back into their old role where they were being forced to absorb the pressure that is being directed towards the person who had made the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person into their spiritual slave.

 

 

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One of the reasons that spiritually and psychologically vulnerable people have trouble breaking free from their spiritual slavery is that they don't understand the complex nature of spiritual forces and the dynamics of what happens when another person steals their spiritual energy.  The person who steals the vulnerable person's spiritual energy is probably just using the spiritual energy that they take from the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person to help them cheat somebody else out of something to gain some sort of a temporary personal advantage.  By merging their own spiritual energy with the spiritual energy that they have taken from the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person, they may be able to spiritually overpower and control a person who they are trying to cheat (a person who they were previously not strong enough to cheat) because their spiritual levels will be higher after taking the vulnerable person's spiritual energy than the spiritual energy levels of the person who they are trying to cheat.  The person who stole the vulnerable person's spiritual energy knows that spiritually and psychologically vulnerable people tend to think that things of a spiritual nature must be divine and altruistic so they know that the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person will not be able to understand how the other person is using the spiritual energy that they are stealing from them.  If spiritually and psychologically vulnerable people could develop insight into the fact that when someone steals their spiritual energy, the spiritual energy that the spiritual thief has stolen gets merged with the spiritual thief's own spiritual energy to help them succeed when they are trying to take advantage of another person or cheat another person, it might help the vulnerable people understand these people better and perhaps, with insight, allow them to figure out how to stop other people from stealing so much of their spiritual energy.   

With insight into the nature of their spiritual slavery, a spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person might be able to finally start making progress in breaking free from the spiritual slavery that is depriving them of the spiritual energy.  But sometimes spiritually and psychologically vulnerable people who have made progress in overcoming their spiritual slavery will suffer setbacks when they meet people from cultures (or social groups) other than their own.  They may unknowingly allow someone from another culture (or from another social group) to push them back into the world of spiritual slavery that they have been trying to escape from.  

For this analysis, let's look at how a person who is a spiritual slave in one of the developed countries of the western world might be forced back into spiritual slavery by someone from a different culture (or someone from a different social group) that is not quite as aggressive as the culture or social group that the spiritual slave was born into.  Early in life the individual in our example, who is from a very aggressive family in one of the developed countries of the western world, is never given an even break.  Other kids get away with things that they do not get away with.  If they question anything or ask for the same things that the other kids ask for they will be put under a lot of pressure.  They learn to keep their opinions to themselves because whenever they speak up they are punished.  By being treated in this manner their spiritual energy is never really allowed to develop.  They will eventually get into a position where anytime one of the other kids feels bad about something they will take advantage of the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person (the spiritual slave) knowing that no one will protect the more vulnerable person from the spiritual and psychological attack that is being made on them.  Because of this process the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person ends up absorbing the pressure that should be going to the people who have attacked them and who have made them into their spiritual slave.  They have to deal with not only the pressure of their own lives but they also have to absorb the pressure that is being directed towards the people who have made them into spiritual slave.  

When this spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person meets someone from a different culture (or someone from another social group) that is less aggressive than their own culture or social group, they might sense that they are getting some sympathy from the other person as they explain to the other person the spiritual slavery that they are trying to escape from.  They will sense that the other person is not as aggressive as the people in their own social group who have made the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person into a spiritual slave and that this person understands them and sympathizes with them.  But what the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person does not understand is that the new person who they have just met might sympathize more with the people who have made the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person into a spiritual slave than they sympathize with the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person.  It will be hard for the vulnerable person to recognize this fact because the person who they have just met might seem to be the type of person who would never treat another person in the rough and aggressive manner in which the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person was treated by the people who made them into a spiritual slave.

A spiritually and psychologically vulnerable individual such as the one in the example above might say something like the following to a person from a different culture or social group that is more passive than the one that the vulnerable person was born into:  "Early in life the people in the social group that I was born into deprived me of my spiritual energy in a very aggressive manner and forced me to become a spiritual slave.  Over the past few years I have developed insight into my situation and, with that insight, I have managed to start breaking free from my spiritual slavery."  The other person might express a feeling of distaste when they hear about the aggressive manner in which the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person was made into a spiritual slave, but they also might be upset when they hear about what has happened because they might have a lot of sympathy for the person who is starting to lose their power over the spiritual slave.  This person from the other culture or other social group might also have made other people into spiritual slaves and they might have experienced the pain that a person goes through when one of their spiritual slaves "pulls the plug" by starting to break free of their spiritual slavery (which suddenly puts the person who made the other person into a spiritual slave in the very uncomfortable position of having to suddenly absorb large amounts of pressure that they might not have felt for several years [pressures they have not felt since they made the vulnerable person into their spiritual slave]).  When a spiritually and psychologically vulnerable individual gets into a situation like this one where they think they are getting sympathy from a person from another culture or another social group and starts to "open their heart" to this person, there is a good chance that the other person will try to push the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person back into spiritual slavery.  They may mislead the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person into thinking that they like the vulnerable person more than they actually do.  The spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person will start sending the large amounts of spiritual energy that they have just regained (spiritual energy they have regained from breaking free from their spiritual slavery) towards the new person who they have just met thinking that this person really cares for the vulnerable person and that this person will start sending equal amounts of spiritual energy back to the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person in return.  In actuality, the person from the other culture or other social group will purposely allow the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person to send them a lot more spiritual energy than they intend to send back to the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person.  They will do this because they have more sympathy for the person who made the spiritually and psychologically person into a spiritual slave than they have for the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person.  They may not approve of the aggressive techniques used by the person who made the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person into their spiritual slave (in their culture or social group people may use less aggressive and more subtle techniques when making other people into their spiritual slaves), but they do not like what happens when people who were once spiritual slaves start to break free from their spiritual slavery.  There is a good chance that this person from the other culture will start to do everything in their power to push the person who is trying to break free from their spiritual slavery back into a position where they will once again be forced to serve as a spiritual slave.  But if the spiritually and psychologically vulnerable person could gain insight into what happens when they meet a person from another culture or social group who has made other people into their spiritual slaves, they might be able to avoid a situation where they waste the spiritual energy that they have regained (spiritual energy that they have regained from overcoming their spiritual slavery) by sending it to a person who has no intention of returning the spiritual energy (or love) that is being sent to them by the individual who is trying to break free of their spiritual slavery.

 

 

It appears that cultures throughout the world will eventually move away from the old fashioned practice of using other people as spiritual slaves, but it will no doubt take some time for this change to take place.  In the meantime, it would be good for all of us, those of us who serve as spiritual slaves and those of us who do not serve as spiritual slaves, to keep trying to understand more about the nature of spiritual slavery.  The transition from the old way of doing things to whatever new order that may develop will probably be smoother if we can learn to understand more about the dynamics of the old fashioned practice of using other people as spiritual slaves.

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