We live in a society where alcohol often takes center stage to all things exciting and glamorous. It is promoted heavily in the media, just watch the advertisements that you are exposed to daily.
Whether a company is looking to portray themselves as a fun loving, exciting brand, or a more glamorous and high-end product, you will often still find a selection of liquor, wine and beer to fit the situation.
This isn’t meant to come across as judgmental, alcohol consumption is entirely legal and widely accepted in our society, however it is a chance to rethink that which we believe in regards to the role of alcohol in our daily lives. While our society gives us the impression, in many cases, that alcohol consumption is implied and even expected, many people don’t take the time to consider the spiritual consequences of drinking alcohol.
Etymology of Alcohol
Etymology is the study of the history of words, how their form and meaning have changed over time and their origins. The word ‘Alcohol’ comes from the Arabic word ‘al-kuhl’, which is translated as ‘Body Eating Spirit’. This word in turn became the root origins of the English word for ‘ghoul’.
If you reference Middle Eastern folklore, a ‘ghoul’ is an evil demon that is believed to survive by eating human bodies – either children or stolen corpses. Both the words ‘alcohol’ and ‘alembic’ are metaphors for ‘aqua vitae’ or ‘life water’ and ‘spirit.’
Jason Christoff, writer and health enthusiast, stated, “In alchemy, alcohol is used to extract the soul essence of an entity. Hence its’ use in extracting essences for essential oils, and the sterilization of medical instruments. By consuming alcohol into the body, it in effect extracts the very essence of the soul, allowing the body to be more susceptible to neighboring entities most of which are of low frequencies (why do you think we call certain alcoholic beverages ‘spirits?’). That is why people who consume excessive amounts of alcohol often black out, not remembering what happened. This happens when the good soul (we were sent here with) leaves because the living conditions are too polluted and too traumatic to tolerate. The good soul jettisons the body, staying connected to a tether, and a dark entity takes the body for a joy ride around the block, often in a hedonistic and self-serving illogical rampage. Our bodies are cars for spirits. If one leaves, another can take the car for a ride. Essentially when someone goes dark after drinking alcohol or polluting themselves in many other ways, their body often becomes possessed by another entity.”
What Does This Mean for Society?
The important message from this is that we need to step back and reconsider the decisions we are making in reference to alcohol. When we are drinking, are we always able to keep our senses and wits about us? How much is too much? How many people are in denial about having a drinking problem? How many people have you seen become intoxicated and act in a way that is uncommon to them?
Whether it is that they become violent, more sexually promiscuous, self destructive… Any significant change should be noted. Look at these examples – are these examples of the manifestation of light and love? Do they reflect positivity onto the world?
On a purely physical level, it is well known that alcohol kills brain cells, weakens the immune system, depresses the nervous system and is toxic to the liver. It is also well documented that long-term use can result in diseases of the liver, lowering of intelligence, unwanted weight gain and negative effects on our hormones. Yet, it is still mass promoted and supported in our society.
As we work towards healing, awakening and transforming our world, it I our job to question substances like these, and their impact on each of us. How many lives have been lost and families broken due to alcoholism? Do you believe that you benefit in any way from its use? These questions, and more, are important!