Meditation And Apocalypse Now The Horror Of The Brando Kurtz Split Ego And The Trauma That Splits It
Typically the works of the cruel ego can be seen-quote from Heart of Darkness by Conrad in the Belgian Congo "there you could look at a thing monstrous and free."
And here is why we need to work through Meditation and the *higher techniques of meditation on healing the trauma caused cruel ego...
This is from Apocalypse Now, written Francis Ford Coppola & John Milius, book, HEART OF DARKNESS, by Joseph Conrad...
Here we understand the trauma of the incident which cuts Kurtz (In his best role ever by Marlon Brando) off from his soul.
That painful trauma which splits him.
This trauma is one of the sources of DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder).
And because Kurtz is split, ("By non-contemplation of Me, are you bound!") one split part of himself wants to commit suicide. And so Willard (Played by Martin Sheen), sent by the army to assassinate him, becomes part of his mad, split, suicide - he allows it to happen!!
The conscience comes from the Soul, the source of all judgement, and it is only those people who are cut off from their Souls who can do these horrible cruel things. This is the Horror. The Horror of the split off Ego creating DID (Disociative Identity Disorder) and MPD (Multiple Personality Disorder).
Kurtz: I've seen the horror. Horrors that you've seen. But you have no right to call me a murderer. You have no right to call me a murderer. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that, but you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face, and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and mortal terror are your friends. If they are not, then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies.
I remember when I was with Special Forces--it seems a thousand centuries ago--we went into a camp to inoculate it. The children. We left the camp after we had inoculated the children for polio, and this old man came running after us, and he was crying. He couldn't see. We went there, and they had come and hacked off every inoculated arm. There they were in a pile--a pile of little arms.
And I remember...I...I...I cried, I wept like some grandmother. I wanted to tear my teeth out, I didn't know what I wanted to do. And I want to remember it, I never want to forget.
And then I realized--like I was shot...like I was shot with a diamond...a diamond bullet right through my forehead.
And I thought, "My God, the genius of that, the genius, the will to do that." Perfect, genuine, complete, crystalline, pure. And then I realized they could stand that--these were not monsters, these were men, trained cadres, these men who fought with their hearts, who have families, who have children, who are filled with love--that they had this strength, the strength to do that.
If I had ten divisions of those men, then our troubles here would be over very quickly. You have to have men who are moral and at the same time were able to utilize their primordial instincts to kill without feeling, without passion, without judgment--without judgment.
Because it's judgment that defeats us.
I worry that my son might not understand what I've tried to be, and if I were to be killed, Willard, I would want someone to go to my home and tell my son everything. Everything I did, everything you saw, because there's nothing that I detest more than the stench of lies. And if you understand me, Willard, you... you will do this for me.
And yet, that judgement is also called the conscience, and it comes from the higher parts of yourself called the Soul. As we contact the Soul through the traditional means of meditation, so we develop a Heart.
It is not just the Germans of the Second World War who can kill six million Jews in the gas chambers of the concentrations camps. The trauma blockage caused splits create people able to do this in every country in the world at a rate of fifty percent of the population.
It is not the Chinese, the Russians, the Americans or the British; it is the fifty percent of the population in every country who are blockage caused psychopaths.
We can understand just what percentage of humanity have hearts by means of polls. When the Guardian newspaper of the UK asked the people if they thought torture was necessary in order to protect the state from terrorists, against the Rules of the Geneva Convention, then between 30 (UK and France) and 50 (Israel and USA) percent of the people agreed with that statement.
When they asked the chief torturer of the Generals in Greece from the 1960's just how he recruited his accomplices, he said it was easy, "We just recruited likely lads from the army each week and gave them some simple torturing jobs. If they did well, we kept them and promoted them. If they did badly, we sent them back"
It is the trauma - caused blockages (And then I realized--like I was shot...like I was shot with a diamond...a diamond bullet right through my forehead.) which cut us off from our souls, and allows us to do all manner of bad and immoral things.
As we dissolve those blockages through meditation, so we become more highly evolved. We can access our Souls and develop our Hearts. We can become good.
* The Higher Techniques of meditation are the Kundalini Kriyas, The Five Elemental Pathways of the Qi, Alchemical methods of Hermes Trismegistus including VITRIOL, the first formula of Alchemy, which uses every letter of the word VITRIOL as the start of a new latin word together creating a sentence, a guided meditation, to transmute negative energy and lead it on the path of the soul.