Lately I have noticed an increase in challenges to my book the Key. These seem to come mostly from people who are troubled by two things: first, that it blames the holocaust for the fact that we are trapped on Earth; second, that it asserts that “sin is denial of the right to thrive.”
The technique used in these attacks is to point out the similarity between my previous work and some of the statements in the book, thus by extension discrediting statements like those above as being just my opinion and therefore lacking the imprimatur of the mysterious.
The fact that there is much in the Key that is reflected in my previous work is true enough and nothing I have ever tried to hide. But there are also things, such as those above, that literally do not appear anywhere else in this world. Similarly, one can find some of the scientific statements made in the Key in the scientific literature of the period. But once again, not all. I’ve discussed some of the specific scientific claims that are novel to the book in my lead-in material in the Tarcher/Penguin edition.
But the two most important things that are novel to the book are the ones stated above, and it is these that are inspiring the renewed attacks.
Racists, neo-Nazis and anti-Semites desperately do not want to see statements that assert things like those that appear in the first pages of the Key given any sort of credibility at all. Many of them, I think, would like to kill Jews even now. And they certainly don’t want to believe that the intelligence of the species was lowered by the Nazi murder program. But you don’t need to be any Master of the Key to see that this must be true. Hundreds of thousands of the most cultured and educated people in Western Europe were killed in the Holocaust. Of course it diminished the intelligence of the species!
Recent political changes in the United States have given encouragement to the very worst sort of racial bigots. Nevertheless, normal people continue to be disgusted by them, with the result that they continue to thrive only along the fringes of the culture.
One of these fringes is the conspiracy community, of which UFO groups continue, unfortunately, to be considered a part. Thus, UFO organizations are prey to contamination from the malignant aspects of the fringe, as was recently seen when the leader of a major UFO organization published an atrocious racist screed on the internet.
The result is that UFO groups, similarly infiltrated, are rushing to dignify and amplify these assertions about the Key. This sort of thing starts with some screed, obviously bizarre, being posted somewhere, then picked up by like-minded places and repeated as fact. Soon it acquires a life of its own and ends up in more mainstream locations, now entirely sanitized and seemingly entirely factual.
Unfortunately, the internet by its very nature anesthetizes our critical facilities. I have often seen people I regard as discriminating taken in by this sort of thing. Once something is accepted as fact, that is what it becomes–even though it remains what it always was, a lie.
I cannot prevent this sort of thing from happening to the Key. It is happening. But I can at least assert my own position, which is that, no matter the origin of the words in the Key, they are still valuable and many of them extraordinarily so.
Associated with hatred of the Key by racists is hatred of and a desire to discredit the statement, “sin is denial of the right to thrive.” The reason for this has to do with the secret of conscience, which is that there is only one conscience, which we all share. We all know the difference between right and wrong, including people who are sick with hate. They know that they are doing wrong, and that phenomenally ethical statement forces them to face, in their own inner selves, the truth: they have allowed themselves to become corrupt. They are sinning every day of their lives with their opinions and whatever acts they may carry out in support of their evil beliefs.
In great part, the Key asks us to face ourselves. The mere fact that it is under attack to me suggests that it does a good job of this. It has real moral force. So, no matter its authorship–which nobody can ever prove one way or the other, not even me–I consider it a precious and unique text, and I commend it to good people everywhere.
After all, “sin is denial of the right to thrive” works both ways. It not only forces people who do evil to face themselves, it also tells a person who is trying to lead a good life where they stand, and offers them a wonderfully clear and simple way to examine their own conscience and find their way forward with love, compassion and humility. I don’t think that there is any other text in the world that does this with the same simplicity and truth. I’ll say it frankly, as I believe that it is true: the Key is a treasure.