AIDS – its cause and cure
An analysis of AIDS, and its relationship to the world in which we live.
AIDS is not a disease confined to the homosexual community but is one that presents a threat to the whole of humanity. Unchecked, this newly-discovered virus could decimate mankind. It constitutes a threat greater even than the plagues of the Middle Ages. How is it engendered and why are the homosexual groups singled out for blame?
Fully to understand how AIDS makes its appearance at this time, it is necessary to understand somewhat the nature of the new energy or ray which, in mounting potency, is making its impact on our lives. I refer, of course, to the incoming 7th ray of Ceremonial Order or Organization. This great ray has been in incarnation, as it is called, since 1675 and is now very potent indeed. Its natural point of focus in the human body is the sacral or sex centre, and its physical gland correspondence the gonads. A tremendous new stimulation, therefore, is being brought to bear on the sexual life of humanity – hence the current outspoken interest in, and concentration on, sexual matters and activity. This is not by chance but is a direct result of the increased stimulation of the etheric counterpart body of humanity by the 7th ray. This has led in some instances to a neurotic and morbid concentration on this basic (and perfectly natural) human instinct. A pathological and unnatural sexual obsession in certain cases has taken the place of a natural, healthy sexual interest and activity.
The proper sphere of activity of the sexual impulse and function is the physical plane. The desire principle holds sway there and on the astral realms. The increasingly mental focus of humanity, however, has made it possible for the desire principle to enter the realm of the mind, with the greater concentration and potency which that higher level affords. The result has been devastating. Desire has entered the mind. The mind has responded with morbid obsession and magnetically caused the disintegration of the blood cells of the body, thus breaking down the immune system itself, and the creation of the AIDS virus (a virus is self-created). It is thus the result of wrongly-directed thought or misuse of energy, and emphatically not Divine retribution (as claimed by various fundamentalist groups and individuals) for ëunnatural' sexual practices.
A relatively few people, only, have actually created the AIDS virus in themselves. Its rapid spread (and danger for humanity) is the outcome of its being extremely infectious through the body fluids: the blood, urine, faeces and sexual secretions, and less readily through saliva. At the moment it is most prevalent in the USA and in parts of Africa. In the USA, so far, it is the homosexual groups which have taken the brunt. This is so, not because AIDS is the outcome of ëunnatural' or ëunlawful' sexual activity or practices, but because of the greater sexual experimentation which prevails in these groups. Despite the altogether freer social climate in which homosexuals now live, there is no doubt that they come under pressures, leading to frequent changes of sexual partners and the use of prostitutes, which heterosexual men largely avoid. In connection with the spread of AIDS, therefore, bisexuality and the activities of the ëoldest profession', male or female, represent major threats.
Among the many problems in dealing with this disease is the fact that people can be carriers of the virus – often for many years – without a trace of symptoms. Mothers can pass it on to their children in the womb through the blood. Infected blood-banks have already taken their toll. This makes its containment difficult; and all the more essential.
The Hunger Project, in its interesting twice-monthly, World Development Forum (Vol.4, No.20, 15 November 1986), has the following report: "Do mosquitoes and bed-bugs carry the AIDS virus? The Pasteur Institute's Jean-Claude Chermann, a co-discoverer of the AIDS virus in 1983, says they do. A study in Zaire of 50 insects, reports Asiaweek, indicated that all – including mosquitoes, tsetse flies and cockroaches – were infected. But the reassuring news is that the "insects don't carry nearly enough of the virus to infect a human. There is no way,' he said, "that the virus could be transmitted to humans by mosquitoes or other insects."
Unfortunately, my information is that this is not entirely the case. In Africa – together with the US the continent most severely hit by the disease – the AIDS virus has made its appearance, for the most part, among heterosexuals; in this case, mosquitoes and other insects have played their part, as carriers, in its spread.
This fact may provide a means for its containment and control. To quote World Development Forum again: "Chermann explains that the receptor (chemical component of a living cell which combines with a foreign substance to alter the cell-function) for the virus is ëvery specific'. Hence, if the virus receptor in the insects proved similar to that in humans, ëwe could make an antibody' to prevent the spread of the disease".
There is every hope that such an antibody, which will contain and control the spread of the virus, will eventually be discovered, but humanity must face the fact that AIDS is not easily eradicable and that every precaution must be taken to prevent its spread. Among other actions, saner sexual attitudes are called for. This does not mean the cessation of all sexual activity (as has already happened with some groups in their initial fear-reaction) but of a wholesome respect for the virus and an awareness of its dangers. Greater caution and discrimination in the choice of sexual partners is obviously a priority. In this respect education is the key. A world-wide educational programme, outlining the dangers and exploding the myths, is required. Some governments have already set such a programme in motion but this must become a global effort if the true import of the disease is to be understood and the means of containing it are to be adopted.
What part can the Hierarchy of Masters play in ridding the world of this new scourge? Already, several Masters, including my own, are lending Their experience and expertise to the healing of individuals but They may not overstep the bounds of karma to tackle the problem on a global scale. This must await the action of humanity on its own behalf. Shortly, however, due to the action (and intervention) of the Christ, Maitreya, many already suffering from the worst effects of the virus will find the disintegrative process spontaneously being reversed and normal health established. For karmic reasons, this is possible only for a ësample' of those affected by the disease, but it will draw attention to the seriousness with which He views this new danger to the race.
In the longer run, only the correct use of thought (and therefore of energy) can rid the world of the diseases, including AIDS, which now afflict it. This presupposes a reorientation of consciousness at present not possible for the majority, but one which will inevitably come as we enter into better relationship, one with another, by establishing the correct structures, political and social, on which our future well-being depends. This is the spiritual transformation which Maitreya comes to inspire.