Friday, 7 March 2008

Daemon Demo Programs

In discussing John Lennon, Tony brought up the idea that the Daemon may set up certain incidents to demonstrate its presence, and that my vision of the Angel telling me Lennon would die the day before he did was an example. I also went back and read biographical material about Lennon's death, and it would seem that on December 7, 1980 I had to have been standing next to Mark David Chapman at that little guard house next to the Dakota's entrance. Cause he was there and I was there.

Anyway -- in looking at this idea of an ongoing Daemon Demo Program, I can see my experiences in this light -- shocks which taught me to listen to the Angel. For instance, in a grocery store one afternoon, I heard the Angel’s voice telling me to get out NOW. I left all my groceries in the cart and walked away. I berated myself for being such an idiot all the way home, but when I got home there were helicopters in the sky and news reports on tv – an armed man had walked into that grocery store and taken 12 people hostage. If I hadn’t got out when I did, there’s no doubt I would have been one of those hostages.

I’ve kept journals all these years, so if someday someone wants to go back and confirm my wild stories, they’ll be able to verify them either through police or news reports. This incident occurred at a Ralph's Supermarket in LA.

Perhaps the shocking aspects of the Daemon Demo Program serve as the original source for stories about how difficult The Great Work is. If you do the Great Work, they say, much sacrifice and suffering is required. Perhaps learning to lean on and trust the Daemon, and the circumstances the Daemon may set up to serve this goal, are the root of these stories of difficulty.

7 comments:

susan marie said...

All very fascinating. I read this post several times. Thanks.

susan marie said...

Sorry; I had meant to comment further but I was in a rush and had to leave abruptly. Much of what you say reminds me of Colin Wilson's work, and his theory about the famous Rosalind Heywood and her "Orders" ( which to all intents and purposes were like your Angel or Tony's Daemon). Wilson viewed it as the telepathic and precognitive forces inherent in right brain activity. Of course Tony's Daemon is viewed by him as related to such also.

Anthony Peake said...

The writings of Rosalind Heywood have always fascinated me. You may recall that in my first book I have a section on Rosalind's relationship with "Orders". I discuss the Daemonic and precognitive elements of the incident regarding Tyrell and the Society For Psychic Research (SPR) (pages 236-237 of ITLAD). However for me the most amazing was the incident that Heywood describes involving "White Me" and "Pink Me" ( pages 246-247 of ITLAD).

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Karl L Le Marcs said...

Athamandia:
I would be interested to hear your thoughts on the Daemon Demo Programs in relation to the "Virgin Life" consideration:

http://cheatingtheferryman.blogspot.com/2008/01/virgin-life.html

*egregorical smile*

Anthony Peake said...

In my next book I have a whole chapter entitled "Lifesavers" It consists of a series of actual events whereby a daemonic intervention saves an eidolon. Some of these cases are taken from secondary sources but many of them are from personal experiences that people have sent me.

Athamandia, thanks again for stimulating this fascinating thread.