Yes, it’s actually a word, so it must describe something that actually happens!
Obscurantism: the practice of deliberately preventing the facts or full details of something from becoming known. From Latin obscurant – ‘making dark’.
The Dark Esoteric Forces
When we look at the world, we see chaos everywhere; deliberate chaos. If people are confused, they won’t know what has hit them. Humanity is kept in the dark through elaborate machinations, plots and ploys. There is something within politics and religion that does this very well, and the result is that humanity is occupied by idle chatter, futile diligence and obsequiousness (obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree). In other words, there is a lack of genuine freedom while, at the same time, we think that we are free. When asked, “What’s the meaning of life?” the reply will generally be, “I don’t know.” It is our birthright to always know the truth, rather than allow others to feed us their version of the truth.
The dark forces aren’t in it for the money, which only greases the wheels. They are in it for the chase (‘chase’: fromLatin captare, continue to take). The dark forces only want to maintain power and lack empathy – and there is a little of that within us all.
The Light Esoteric Forces
The opposite of obscurantism is enlightenment – to bring to light, to clarify. This special knowledge is that we are the truth: we are the original, pure consciousness. We are knowingness itself. We are the ‘second coming’.Once we have been given the knowledge and realised it, the teaching is perpetuated. We are all potential messiahs! 🙂
The Insight Into The Dark
To make something dark, there must be some light – some sort of knowledge – present. Both dark and light esoteric forces use the same principles of realising the effect of desire, aversion and ignorance. We are all tainted, and before we can acknowledge our light, we must acknowledge our dark.