TPA Editorial

Through dark events to the light of the spirit

The shooting down of the MH-17 airliner in Eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014 was and still is a cornerstone of Western policy against Russia. The mainstream media have with one voice targeted Russia as the scapegoat for the tragic event. They thus acted as the mouthpiece of US Secretary of State John Kerry, who immediately after the incident spread this view of Russian guilt. The justifications for sanctions against Russia initiated after the Crimea events were substantially fuelled by these accusations. This fuel seems to have evaporated, since the investigation in the Netherlands has not yet produced a clear and transparent result. To cover up for this barren investigation, a new tribunal was to be established within the Security Council, although this same Council had passed resolution 2166 on 21 July 2014, which demanded an international independent investigation. But such an investigation never took place, as the Dutch investigation committee appointed to carry out this task was neither unrestricted, international nor independent.
Now Russia is blamed for vetoing the new tribunal and demanding that resolution 2166 should just be adequately implemented. In an interview for AsiaNews (5 Aug.) Secretary of State Sergei Lavrov soberly points out some blatant holes in the Dutch “investigation”. Though almost the whole world blamed a Russian ground-based BUK air defence system for bringing down the plane, no-one has ever contacted the fact-ory producing the system to link the identity of the BUK system in question with the phenomena of the wreckage of the downed airliner. Why has the US never published satellite photos that could allegedly prove Russia’s guilt? 1
The MH-17 incident is one of the most deadly fruits of an earlier event which triggered a whole series of wars in this millennium, from Afghanistan to the war in the Ukraine, namely, the attacks of 9/11 2001. The fuel that produced the black fruits of this event was the untrue myths spread about it. Everyone could easily see the anti-truth character of these myths. It suffices to follow the analysis of the collapse of WTC Building 7. Such an analysis has been carried out and published for many years by Richard Gage, the founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which has by now more than 2200 members. 14 years after this matrix event of all subsequent events of a similar “terrorist” character (London 2005, Boston 2013, Paris 2015), we decided to look at the 9/11 investigation results of independent truth-seekers like Gage and many others.
Untruth or lies are not abstract things. From a spiritual point of view, they create a certain sort of elemental beings which blur our vision of facts und inspire new lies.2 Thus, uncovering lies and false myths is an act of purifying the polluted spiritual air which we all breathe. Everyone benefits from the selfless work of genuine truth-seekers.
How “simple” things were in earlier times, like the Middle Ages! Usually a conspiracy was a conspiracy, the murderers known, their motives evident. A good example of this is the murder of archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral on the evening of 29 December 1170. John of Salisbury, an eyewitness of this event and a friend of Becket, collected Becket’s blood in a vial. Later he brought it to Chartres, where it produced a healing miracle and inspired the Becket window. No-one doubted at that time the existence of a spiritual aspect of all things and events. The dead were living helpers and inspirers from the beyond.3 This we can learn from such a period of history. It was a period of spiritual brightness, whereas we live in a world-historical moment of great spiritual darkness. Only if we acknowledge this fact and try to pierce through the darkness to the hidden spiritual light, can we start to become true contemporaries – contemporaries of the living spirit and its manifold beings.


Thomas Meyer



2   R. Steiner, June 9 1908 (GA 198)

3   See the report on the first performance of “The Blood of Thomas Becket”, p 3