I love the parable of Plato’s Cave. It shows just how long the controllers of this world have had a vice on our minds. Plato died in 348 BCE. If he was writing about it in his lifetime, it had to have been going on quite some time before that. He says that the people in this cave do not desire to leave their prison; for they know no better life. The people who are enlightened or have “woken up”, understand what this story is all about.
Plato begins by saying “Imagine a cave where people have been imprisoned since birth”. Right off the bat Plato is pointing to the human race. He says the prisoners are chained so they can only look forward. Here he is showing how from the time of birth we are told what to think and how to think. The chains are the chains on the mind. The people behind the prisoners put on a puppet show. This is a perfect analogy for what even goes on today. Television makes it so much easier for the leaders of this world to put their puppet show on. Make no mistake, that is exactly what it is, a puppet show for the masses. The prisoners naming the things before them is showing that this goes on in every culture. What one culture may call a game soccer, another culture will call it football. Plato says “The truth to the prisoners would be nothing more than the shadows of the puppets”. Just like today, the truth to people is only what they are told by our puppet show masters.
One prisoner is unchained and this is showing that he starts to think for himself. He is starting to question what he as been told since birth. This is symbolizing starting to wake up and see the truth. The unchained prisoner starts to see there is more than just this cave. He turns around and sees the puppet show. Someone tells him “Everything he has seen has all been an illusion”. This is symbolizing someone showing a person that the whole reality of this world is based on an illusion. All of religion and politics are there just for control. Him dragging the unchained prisoner to the top of the steps to see reality is symbolizing him showing the prisoner the truth. The prisoner is blinded by the truth and has to acclimate himself to it. This is another perfect analogy for waking up. The truth is blinding if you have not seen it before. It becomes very overwhelming. I love how Plato uses nature to describe the truth that this prisoner is seeing. Nature is really the only place there is truth in this world. Plato goes on to describe the sun being the guarding of the visible world and cause of all things. This is Plato showing how all religions are really worshipping the sun.
Now that this prisoner has “woken up”, he feels blessed for his new life and pities the masses. Another perfect analogy for people who have “woken up” and truly care. Plato talks about the remaining prisoners giving honors to each other for being the smartest of the group. Just like we give each other honors and awards for being good little slaves and going along with the illusion. I saw a video of a girl who was giving a valedictorian speech and it was about her being the best indoctrinated slave. Her name is Erica Goldson. I love this speech! She has woken up at a very young age. Plato goes on to say that the unchained slave will not care about the honors and awards. He basically says “It is better to be the poor servant of a poor master or endure anything than to think the way that they do”. This is exactly how you will think once you have become enlightened.
Plato goes on to show that once you have become truly enlightened, you can’t go back. This is why I have a warning on my Lemurian Magic post. Plato shows how the slaves laugh at the free slave because he doesn’t “fit in” with them anymore. What a powerful message this is. It is a perfect analogy of how the masses treat someone who has become enlightened. To be fair the masses make fun of anyone who is different, but Plato says that if you try to release another from their bondage and they catch you, they will put you do death. So this confirms he is talking about someone who is enlightened. This is exactly what has happened in the past. Today they won’t kill you physically, but they will try to ruin you personally and professionally.
Plato ends by saying “It is the task of the enlightened to not only ascend to learning and to see the good, but be willing to descend again to those prisoners and share their troubles and their honors whether they are worth having or not. This they must do even with the prospect of death”. Plato is saying to give your help to the unenlightened and the community, sooner or later there will be enough people to wake up and change this world.