Churchmouse Campanologist has been posting chapters from former-communist Bella Dodd's "School of Darkness." http://churchmousec.wordpress.com/2011/07/20/bella-dodds-school-of-darkness-chapter-11/
In chapter eleven Dodd perceptively describes the key to the spiritual enslavement of mankind:
â€œThis is the key to the mental enslavement of mankind: that the individual is made into nothing, that he operates as the physical part of what is considered a higher group intelligence and acts at the will of that higher intelligence...."
Communist Marxism, also called scientific socialism, was the first natural religion of science to emerge out of the "God is dead" Enlightenment period. In that scientific socialism is a religion of nature rather than of God the Father, it requires the unmaking of man created in the spiritual likeness of the Triune Creator. Catholic philosopher and historian Thomas Molnar (1910-2010) notes that the uncreation of God's creation calls for the dissolution of:
"human individuality through the dissolution of individual conscience and consciousness, and then to replace these with the collectivity (monism) and coalesced consciousness human individuality through the dissolution of individual conscience and consciousness (i.e., christ consciousness, Absolute Mind)." (Rev. 18:3: Evolution...Primordial Heresy as Royal Science of Becoming God, http://www.renewamerica.com/columns/kimball/110718 )
Earlier Communists called this demonically-inspired process "psychopolitics." Whereas God the Father created individual souls with individual minds and wills, psychopolitics insidiously uncreates what God the Father has wrought by dissolving individual souls/minds into nature. It does this by imaginatively reducing them to mindless matter and then collectivizing materialized-men into an anthill of anonymous machine-like worker-ants, which in collective-terminology is the mindless communist group. Dodd writes that the mindless communist group must learn to:
"speak as a group through the mouth of the individual who has been selected by the higher intelligence."
Bella has described the key to mental enslavement and says elsewhere that she cannot understand how it came about that she, who had never been a hateful person became full of hatred. No one can understand any of this unless they are thinking spiritually and understand what it means to be created in the spiritual image of God the Father.
In the words of CS Lewis: You are a soul. You have a body.
This means that each person is an individual soul embedded in matter (our bodies). The citadel of our soul is mind. Using the analogy of neuroscientist Sir John Eccles, mind (spirit) utilizes the brain, which he compares to a computer. Eccles utterly rejected scientific materialism and its' reductionism of man to machine:
"...materialist solutions fail to account for our experienced uniqueness (thus) we are constrained to attribute the uniqueness of the psyche or soul to a supernatural spiritual creation." (The Spiritual Brain, Beauregard & O'Leary, p. 107)
In short, though our bodies are matter and subject to time, decay, and the laws of nature such as gravity, our minds are spiritual, and when our souls are vertically open to the heavenly realm, that is to God the Father, our minds transcend matter...the natural realm (this world). If however, the soul is for the most part closed to God the Father it is in the words of early Church Father Athansius, materialized.....dark, disordered, and focused on self, what self wants, how self feels, what self covets, and so on.
How is it that souls become materialized and thereby slaves to "me, myself, and I" and to increasingly disordered appetites? Athansius says it occurs when men forget God, for to the extent that men turn away from God, the Creator and Sustainer of souls, to that extent God turns away from men, which results in the closure of their souls.
In this light, the key to spiritual enslavement is to cause men to turn away from God the Father, for when they do, their souls will become materialized, a condition that inevitably leads to the embrace of naturalism, which Paul described as the worship of mindless creation (nature). Naturalism is monism, which teaches that all that exists is the one-thing, nature, which today is variously called for example, Absolute Mind, christ consciousness, Teilhard's Omega Point, and Karl Marx's dialectical matter. On an individual level, monism (all that exists is me, myself, and I) is the natural state of the materialized soul of the being that Scripture calls the natural man.
"Rev. 18:3: Evolution....Primordial Heresy...." traced the contemporary spiritual crisis of the West back to Immanuel Kant. Kant was a monist, as was Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Sartre, Lenin, Carl Sagan, and contemporary America's Ruling Class, Liberal Christians, the Interfaith Alliance, Emergent Church Leader Rob Bell, and globalist New Agers. The souls of all of these people are materialized in varying degrees.
Our understanding of these spiritual matters is furthered by some of the reactions I received to "Rev. 18:3...Evolution...." Of particular interest was one respondent's description of his mind as matter. Here he unwittingly confessed that his soul is closed to God the Father, thus materialized...dark and disordered. Consequently, he believes very peculiar ideas because he is in fact their "mental slave."
Ideas are not things that we can hold in our hands. We cannot see them, for they are of the unseen realm: they are spiritual. When our souls are vertically closed to God the Father, our minds are nevertheless open to peculiar ideas, impressions and voices from the spiritual realm that is all about us. Just because we cannot see it does not mean it isn't there. Historically, men have always known that demons exist. It is only in our own so-called "scientifically enlightened" age that we believe they do not. And such a peculiar belief makes sense in light of the fact that unbelief in God the Father inevitably leads to the spiritual darkness peculiar to the materialized soul.
Called the Apocalyptic Prophet of the 19th century, the spiritually-discerning Fyodor Dostoevsky called the modern ideologies (listed in Rev. 18:3: Evolution...) that have captured the minds of contemporary Westerners demons. They are peculiar "voice-ideas" at the bottom of which is denial of God the Father and the negation of our souls, warned Dostoevsky. Thus those who open their minds (spirits) to these "voice-ideas" become their slaves because they lead inevitably to the materialization of the soul and subsequently, the embrace of naturalistic monism.
In this light we can finally understand "mental enslavement" as that which occurs when the soul has become closed to God the Father and subsequently captured by peculiar voice-ideas. JRR Tolkien's character Gollum illustrates both spiritually and visually the soul that is a slave of seductive "voice ideas."
In Lord of the Rings Gandalf describes Gollum's soul as almost completely dark (materialized). Only in a tiny corner does there yet still glow a fading bit of light. With Gollum we can see the physical effects of the materialized soul. Gollum of course is the spiritual slave of the One Ring whose real power is the completely evil spirit Sauron.
As noted previously, Marxist Communism was the Enlightenment's first natural religion of science. The price for admission to its' "workers' utopia" was nothing less than your soul, as Bella Dodd discovered before it was too late.