The Origin of Toxic Masculinity

By Keith Sherwood

Toxic masculinity is real; it destroys lives and ruins relationships – and since the industrial revolution, it appears hell-bent on destroying Gaia and corrupting the life force that supports the ecology of life on Earth. But toxic masculinity is a symptom of a deeper problem that has its foundation in the non-physical universe of consciousness, energy and subtle matter. In this article, I will explain why toxic masculinity preceded the development of patriarchy.

But first, it’s disingenuous to declare – as many people do – that male toxicity is exclusively a man’s problem when women as well as men support the core values of patriarchy and suffer from many of the same psychic maladies. Since all psychic maladies are contagious and can be spread by men and women, healing toxic masculinity means healing men, women, intimate relationships and society as a whole.

Toxic Masculinity & Patriarchy

Although most academics and feminists accept the fact that toxic masculinity is the product of patriarchy, by examining the interactions of human beings on the subtle levels of consciousness, energy and subtle matter, it’s clear that the opposite is true. Patriarchy is the product of men who became toxic first – on the subtle levels – and women who enabled them by accepting male domination.

The original meaning of patriarchy was “Rule of the Fathers”. In the twenty-first century, it’s come to represent any society that subordinates women and men who can’t measure up to the ideal of masculinity created by male dominant institutions. Although patriarchal societies may differ in their outward appearance, they are similar because they subscribe to many of the same core values. These core values include male privilege and the belief that men, not women, have the right to control the decision-making process and receive the greatest benefits from society. Male dominant cultures are also obsessed with controlling the activities of women, subordinate men and children.

Several theories have been put forward by academics to explain why patriarchy became dominant. None takes into consideration the influence of extraterrestrials visitations, intrusions of non-physical beings and the projection of subtle fields of distorted consciousness energy and subtle matter. One focuses on life strategies in the preindustrial world. It asserts that men and women had different roles in the family based on physical strength and abilities. According to its adherents, this theory explains why men who are physically stronger took a commanding role within the family and in society.

During the later part of the Pleistocene, they theorize women and their offspring needed protection and support. From what is unclear – other men, perhaps, wild animals, natural cataclysms. But the adherents of this theory believe these circumstances set in motion a process that trapped women in the home and set men free to dominate both the family and society.

The historian Gerda Lerner of Oxford University offered another explanation for the creation of patriarchy. From her analysis of the historical evidence from Mesopotamia, where, she believes, patriarchal laws and practices first emerged, Lerner argues that patriarchy appeared after social hierarchies developed, archaic states were formed and a ruling elite emerged. She contends that patriarchal laws were introduced to ensure married women stayed sexually faithful and to deter male trespassers on another man’s female sexual “property.”

The subordination of women was thus focused on women’s reproductive role, even though it was prompted by a concern with power, money and inheritance.

It’s hard to accept this view without reservations since there is no proof that the rise of patriarchal societies, especially in the Americas and the Pacific Rim, were inspired by events that took place in Mesopotamia. Another problem with her theory is that it ignores the increasing body of evidence that indicates that civilizations in Anatolia and India preceded developments in Mesopotamia.

A more recent theory is based on what has been termed the sexual deficit. This theory is based on contemporary surveys that indicate that, across all cultures, sexual interest and motivation among males is greater than among females. Surveys appear to show that, on average, men express greater interest in a wider variety of sexual activities, seek more sexual partners, make greater use of erotica and pornography, and masturbate far more often – even when married.

This may be true for men in contemporary patriarchal cultures, but it tells us nothing about what men and women wanted in antiquity, especially before the rise of intensive agriculture and social hierarchies. It’s interesting to note that most feminist writer have declared that a greater male sex drive is another patriarchal myth.

So, what can we make of these theories? Not much. That’s because none of them can explain the origin of male toxicity; specifically, why there was such a fundamental change in the way men and women related to one another within the family unit. To understand why male toxicity emerged and why it led to the creation of patriarchal cultures, we need to expand our understanding of what it means to be human and how basic humanity can be suppressed by extraterrestrials, non-physical beings and distorted fields of consciousness, energy and subtle matter.

Although academia, as well as much of the lay public, still believe that Homo sapiens are nothing more than physical creatures who evolved from more primitive ancestors, the truth is quite different. Humans aren’t merely physical creatures and never have been. Humans are inter-dimensional beings whose souls and spirits were around long before their physical-material bodies became vehicles for advanced souls.

Human sentience isn’t unique either. Homo sapiens share the multiverse on both the physical-material and non-physical planes with many other sentient beings.

The truth is that the multiverse is teeming with life because the life force animates everything it touches and serves as the medium that connects everything that lives together. This means that you may have incarnated into a physical-material body many times before your soul and spirit arrived on Earth; and some of your earliest incarnations may have been on other planets. In addition, given the fact that you’ve lived many times, it’s unlikely that your level of toxicity, whether you’re a man or woman, has been influenced exclusively by the condition of your nervous system and the chemical interactions that have taken place during your present incarnation on Earth.

Another common misconception is that Homo sapiens are individuals that communicate exclusively through touch, body language and the spoken word. This can’t be true because humans are intimately connected to both Universal Consciousness and Shakti.

It’s because humans are connected to both Universal Consciousness and Shakti that they have the capacity to interact with other sentient beings on the subtle planes, even if they’re largely unaware that many of these interactions may be toxic and highly contagious.

The fact that they are contagious means that toxic masculinity can’t be caused by environmental factors and conditioning – although it can certainly be influenced by them. The toxic cultural environment and the conditioning children receive are additional symptoms of a toxic non-physical environment created and sustained by projections of distorted consciousness, energy and subtle matter. These distorted fields, which only have individual qualities, can influence individuals and groups and even whole societies because cause-and-effect relationships connect the physical-material world with the non-physical world of consciousness, energy and subtle matter.

The truth is that many factors have led to the creation and proliferation of toxic masculinity. They include self-limiting attachments and interactions with toxic non-physical beings, in this life and earlier incarnations on Earth and other planets, as well as toxic core values introduced by extraterrestrials who portrayed themselves as gods. It also means that people in union with Universal Consciousness, who shared pleasure, love, intimacy and joy in their family relationships and who honored their relationship to Gaia, would not and could not create patriarchal societies that were opposed to their life-affirming core values unless they became toxic first.

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Forgiveness is Highly Overrated

By Keith Sherwood

First things first; I’m not going to harp on the fact that Jesus was a Jew and that he probably believed in the ancient principle of an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, as opposed to the belief in unconditional forgiveness that was later adopted by his followers. Remember – he was not opposed to violence or judgement when it suited him. Just ask the money changers at the temple if you don’t believe me.

The issue I want to bring up is not related to anyone’s religious conviction or new age belief. It’s related to your subtle field of consciousness, energy and etheric matter – and what unjustified forgiveness does or doesn’t do to it.

Forgiveness that is unjustified solves none of the problems in the victims’ subtle field associated with violent trauma, neglect, sexual abuse or loss. In fact, in most cases, unjustified forgiveness aggravates them.

What Forgiveness is Not

Minor offenses rarely need to be forgiven. They may be annoying, cause confusion or loss, but most people recognize that nobody’s perfect. So, they can shrug off minor offenses or, better yet, learn from them. Graver offenses that traumatize a person are more difficult to forgive and for the most part shouldn’t be forgiven, at least not unconditionally. There are several reasons for this. But before I delve into them, I want to address the notion that forgiveness is more important for the victim than it is for the perpetrator.

After more than forty years studying the subtle field of consciousness, energy and etheric matter, and how subtle fields interact, I find this a product of magical thinking or, worse, pure ignorance.

The truth is that all traumatic events have long-term effects. That’s because all traumatic events have two parts; one that is physical and another that is non-physical. The physical trauma may cause injuries that take time to heal. The non-physical trauma that accompanies it may fester unnoticed for years and cause untold damage.

In almost all cases, the non-physical trauma will lead to the disruption of one or more surface boundaries, the loss of pressure in one or more auric fields, the intrusion of distorted consciousness, energy and subtle matter into the survivor’s personal space, the rapid loss of energy in the energetic vehicles that remain under duress, even the ejection of one or more subtle bodies or vehicles from personal body space.

Unfortunately, most survivors won’t recognize these first-generation symptoms. Only later, when second and third generation symptoms emerge into their consciousness awareness, will they recognize that something is seriously wrong.

Second and third generation symptoms include the loss of self-awareness and self-confidence, the inability to access authentic feelings and emotions, the disruption of self-control, trust, personal power and vitality. In many cases, they also include depression and anxiety, sexual dysfunction, creative blocks and boundary problems that can cause the survivor to withdraw from the normal activities of life.

In some cases, there will be additional long-term complications. These include the creation of trauma scars and blind spots that can make it difficult for the survivor to participate in healthy, intimate relationships.

Trauma Scars & Blind Spots

Trauma scars are the cause of a survivor’s most enduring symptoms because they can remain structurally intact for years. A trauma scar is basically frozen energy (prana, chi and jing) that has been saturated by distorted energy projected into the survivor’s subtle field during the traumatic event. The frozen energy will block the flow of prana, chi and jing and disrupt the functions of the subtle and physical organs in the afflicted area.

Blind spots are reservoirs of distorted consciousness, energy and/or subtle matter. They are created by external projections and/or intrusions that funnel distorted fields into the survivor’s subtle field. Blind spots disrupt motivation, enthusiasm and concentration and can make it difficult for a person to sleep peacefully or to express their authentic feelings and emotions. Blind spots that have become large enough can make it difficult for a survivor to empathize with other people and communicate freely.

Unconditional forgiveness heals none of the afflictions or releases any of the attachments associated with trauma scars and blind spots. In fact, many offenses such as sexual and/or physical abuse will keep the victim connected to the perpetrator indefinitely because of the presence of fields of attachment, such as cords and controlling waves.

Given the problems associated with forgiveness, is it ever appropriate? In most cases, the answer is no. However, one potential scenario justifies forgiveness: the perpetrator’s participation in the process of redemption.

The process of redemption involves three steps: confession, repentance and restitution. According to the Christian idea of redemption, a sinner who has not taken these three steps has a snowball’s chance in hell of getting redeemed or getting on God’s good side. That’s because, without completing these three steps, there will be no healing, closure or justification for being forgiven.


In the first step, confession, the perpetrator must acknowledge what they did and why they did it. This can be difficult for people who believe that they’re always the hero of their personal drama.

Regardless of the spiritual nonsense you’ve been taught, it makes no sense to forgive someone who doesn’t acknowledge that they’ve violated you or someone you love. This makes confession, which is the admission of responsibility (not guilt), an essential step in the process. But confession means more than just acknowledging wrongdoing. It means nothing if it’s not accompanied by empathy for the victim’s loss and suffering.

Empathy for other people, which is a rare commodity nowadays, requires the perpetrator to experience the same pain and loss as the victim; they must walk in the victim’s shoes, so to speak.

Without experiencing empathy, the gravity of the offense cannot be fully understood by the perpetrator; and without a full understanding of what the aggrieved person suffered, the perpetrator can never fully repent.


Repentance is a two-part process. In the first part, the perpetrator must recognize the wrongness of their actions and feel contrition or regret for engaging in them. In the second part, the perpetrator must engage in activities that demonstrate that there has been a fundamental change in their character.

The perpetrator must also recognize that the distorted thoughts, emotions and feelings that fueled their behavior and activities wounded both themselves and the victim. This means that their recognition of wrongdoing includes a commitment never to repeat the same act or series of actions again, regardless of the temptation.


The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines restitution as “an act of restoring or a condition of being restored: such as… making good of or giving an equivalent for some injury.

Forgiving someone before they’ve made adequate restitution disrupts the process of healing for both victim and perpetrator and makes closure difficult, if not impossible. That’s because it precludes any possibility of releasing the attachments that bind the victim to the perpetrator.

Restitution is giving the victim what they need to let go of blame. To the extent possible, the victim is repaid or compensated for the injury, damage or loss caused by the offender.

John B. MacDonald writes in his article ‘Restitution: what it is; why it matters,’ “As we have seen, for the victim, restitution restores a measure of wholeness. To the extent possible, the victim is repaid or compensated for the injury, damage, or loss caused by the offender.

For the offender, restitution can also restore a degree of wholeness. In some way, as repentance is expressed in works, a healing begins in the life of the offender.

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