by Muhoond Nuzheem
Based on the following material in Bodwyn Wook:
it is clear that further work is needed in making the connection clear between centers for example of these alleged community curses, and the other more “personal” kinds of defective behavior that happen constantly everywhere.
In similar cases such as Meknes in Morocco, the Mankato, Minnesota, curse story actually shows that this American city also may indeed be one of these focal points, technically called vortices.
These exist in space and time and are measurable as local variations in the earth’s gravitational field, but they merely amplify the consequences of individual bad behavior by any unregenerates moving through the vicinity. People after all move around, taking their problems wherever they go! Where they stick together magnetically like iron filings and cling together in all that nice sticky “happy” unhappiness, then there are more adverse events, natural disasters (naturally!) are more severe and so on. This is frequently hard to make out against the rash of stories in the papers about more and more crimes, and waves of crime, and the sceptics have another field day.
Everyone has their own problems of course, but as more personalities are cleaned up the potential energy available to the void is reduced. This is how the downward pull is thereby buffered.
At this point a comparative historical note is in order.
In the 1850s there was a big influx of people into the newly incorporated Mankato area, all seeking opportunity in terms of the day, land, trade, money and so on, and so by definition the number of disturbed persons too was concentrated more as a result. A parallel effect was that the Indians under stress were more troubled also, and this stoked the flames. Now we can see that Mankato once again has grown a bit fast as a retail center over the past thirty years.
This kind of “service economy,” like its pioneer predecessor, again is not without negative psychological consequences. In turn, the piling up in a geographical center of personal emotional disturbances feeds the vortex, and then there is for example a widespread, somewhat superstitious perception of coming doom.
People therefore can more easily be misled by the cults and bad thinking, which is why facts such as the real global warming are misunderstood in so many quarters, often in a guilty way. This extreme guilt is potentially a doorway to the good of course, at least when people come to take on board a more reasonable personal responsibility — but the Sufis, killjoys all, contend that this is usually not a matter of “more laws” for “the others.”
Again in closing it needs to be repeated that these regional problems with at least some forms of evil start to clear up as the number of unregenerates is reduced, especially by an emerging improved moral sense.
[Emmett R Smith
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[24 July 2008]