- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Sekmet Books (February 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0971887012
- ISBN-13: 978-0971887015
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,982,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Slaves Shall Serve: Meditations on Liberty
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I am much impressed. This work should be required reading for those who think--rare as they may be. It is as noted ''preaching to the choir,'' but then so is the Declaration of Independence. --Colonel Jeff Cooper, USMC (Ret.) author of C Stories
Destined to be a classic in the literature of freedom. --Steven J. Greenwald, Ph.D.
About the Author
James Wasserman is the author of The Templars and the Assassins: The Militia of Heaven, a religious history of the Crusades, and of the beautifully illustrated Mystery Traditions. He is the producer of the widely acclaimed benchmark edition of The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day, edited by Ogden Goelet. His latest book is In the Center of the Fire: A Memoir of the Occult 1966-1989
He has appeared in numerous documentaries on The History Channel, National Geographic, and The Discovery Channel, addressed the National Press Club on esoteric symbolism, and been a guest on Coast to Coast AM, Thelema Now! and other radio broadcasts and podcasts.
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Mr. Wasserman advocates a peculiar philosophy in "The Slaves Shall Serve", blending gun control statistics and the facts of Waco and Ruby Ridge with the teachings of Aleister Crowley and the Libertarian Party to advance the idea that the individual is at the very least sovereign, if not god. Few readers of this book would agree with the author on every point on religion and politics, but his views are logically consistent and worthy of consideration. Additionally, Mr. Wasserman offers valuable and penetrating insight into the minds of the 9/11 hijackers with his analysis of militant Islam.
My only complaint about this book is that it is too short (nearly half the book could have been condensed to a page of URLs), but I suspect that the author did this on purpose, sneaking a printed copy of the U.S. Constitution into the "New Age" section of bookstores and libraries. Regardless of its shortcomings, any reader of "The Slaves Shall Serve" will be compelled to draw two conclusions - that the rights of the individual are under attack from enemies both foreign and domestic, and that these liberties are worth fighting for - and that is reason enough for me to recommend the book.
This book will especially appeal to occultists and followers of minority religons who believe in personal liberty and limited government but are driven away by the religious theocracy that plagues much of the right-wing. Wasserman is a follower of Thelema, a religious philosophy that asserts individual liberty and the freedom to follow one's true will, and quotes Thelemic texts which line up very much with the idea of liberty our founding fathers had. Fascist governments such as Nazi Germany and Communist nations have persecuted Christian churches and occult orders alike, simply because they believed in a power higher than the state.
Whatever your religion, race, age, political affiliation, or background; if you care about your personal liberty you should give this book a read. And if you don't, then you should still read it to find out why you should care.
This book is prefaced on the fact that we, collectively, as Americans need to take the time to step back and contemplate the grievous implications and impact upon our lives if our personal and civil liberties were suspended, sidestepped, or simply preempted by "another law." Wasserman's treatise then, is more relevant today than it was when it was published five years ago.
Longer lived civilizations than ours have flourished and died. Syndicated columnist and author Georgie Ann Geyer wrote: "I have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to have a moral community or nation without faith in God, because without it everything comes down to 'me' and 'me,' alone, is meaningless." She further opined: "Today Americans have stopped acting in terms of their own moral, ethical, and religious beliefs and principles. They stopped acting on what they knew was right--and the 'me' has become the measure of everything. However, moral societies are the only ones that work. If anyone thinks there is not a direct and inviolable relationship between personal integrity in a society and that society's prosperity, that person has simply not studied history..."
Examples for consideration and reflection: Massive corruption is being unveiled at every level of government whilst laws are being crafted to create a federal network creating "civilian detention centers" and allowing plans to declare martial law enforced federally designed to work around The Posse Comitatus Act in the wake of the "hurricane Katrina disaster," among others. See article where Rep. Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla., has introduced to the House of Representatives a new bill, H.R. 645, calling for the secretary of homeland security to establish no fewer than six national emergency centers for corralling civilians on military installations.
Is this type of legislation necessary? How have we survived as a Nation to this date without it? Must every aspect of our lives be micromanaged by government to our individual detriment? Is that the force which will fill the vacuum left empty by our ever shrinking collective morality?
Instead of citizens desiring to remain free and independent to pursue their own dreams and goals it appears that we Americans, in vast numbers, are surrendering our inheritance of liberty to Federal and State governments under the promise of economic and military "protection." It appears that it is a violent current that we can't swim out of and must then "go with the flow."
"The Slaves Shall Serve" should function as the anvil for which our collective national reawakening must take place. Regardless of whether the reader is a Thelemite, Christian, Pagan, or other faith the common thread is the acknowledgment of a higher power and a belief in the morality that to "do what is right," "harm none," "follow the golden rule," etc., exists.
I love the fact that the Author has shown fit to publish the U.S. Constitution as so few citizens have read it. More than anything the book instructs us to retain the liberties given to us by the Bill of Rights by exercising them. Like it or not, there is no such thing as secular government or politics. A person's morality is their internal compass directly predicated upon their own beliefs and understanding. The U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights is the only shield we have for protecting our pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness as outlined in the Declaration of Independence.
Absolutely worth reading and understanding. 5 stars without reservation.
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