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Topic: Craft (as in handcraft) (02/08/07)
- TITLE: Lucifer's Diary
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I will emphasize to my students that research has proven to be a most helpful tool, especially with this one. He will be a good case study. My students must be made to see that each acquisition requires skill, cunning, and above all — patience; yes patience is our greatest ally. The shear wearing of time has again proved to be invaluable in my efforts to break his resolve. As I draw him closer he shows definite signs of weakening. The skills I have developed over the years have served me well. Still, it is not easy convincing him that he doesn’t need the enemy. Many of them, including this one, have an almost innate sense of what is real, and they can often see beyond the physical world, even though they usually suppress it. I addressed this issue early on, not by trying to convince them that the enemy’s way is wrong, but that any of the other choices I have given them might be right. By setting the stage so that they are bombarded from many different directions, it is often difficult for them to see His grace at all. This too is vital if we are to succeed.
Becoming familiar with his environment is crucial. I have learned to use that with which he is most familiar with against him. It’s really just a matter of nurturing his level of confidence until he believes that he alone controls his fate, and that he cannot be swayed. Lulling him into a sense of complacency is best, and is difficult to achieve since the enemy has given away much information, making it readily available to him.
Misinformation is another tool at our disposal. My students are learning to use it well. Combining this technique with the other methods of deception is most deadly. I have seen many of them fall because they thought that they had the intellect and education to handle any situation. I of course am not real to many of these cases, and subsequently they believe I can have no influence over their lives. This is perhaps the single most effective tool of our craft; the exploitation of the ego. It works best in the young.
Building on their self reliance has also proven to be very profitable indeed. The enemy has given them the ability to move as they will, seeking for themselves that which they deem most valuable. This freedom is necessary for them to reach their full potential and satisfy His requirement, but it can also be used against them. This case is no exception. I have been successful in convincing him that I don’t exist; that I am a figment of the imagination, and that any threat I may impose is inconsequential because I am a myth. More importantly, I have been able to instill in him a sense of infallibility that is very helpful. The more he believes that he is capable of handling almost any situation and is not in need, the more I can work in him. Dependence on the enemy is something he is moving away from, and I will work to keep this ground.
Yes, this day has been well worth the effort. I will continue with this one until he renounces his faith in the enemy, and has moved his heart far from Him. Only then will I be satisfied. He will be added to the fallen ranks of the intellectual, the greedy, the impulsive, and the indifferent. I will be exalted in the light of the enemy’s failure, and his child will be mine — forever.
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