Powers and Principalities (banging gongs and clashing symbols)

head-all-principalityFor we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
— Ephesians 6:12

Powers and Principalities, representing two levels of the hierarchy of angelic beings which drive and sustain the created world, the ebb and flow of reason, ideal truths, the flow of emotion, argument and sentiment driving every age.  The basis for notions of balance, justice, truth, spiritual realities not bound by any particular shape of material nature, but having force and effect in every order of creation.

What does it mean to wrestle with such beings ?  Wrestling with angelic beings seems a mythic constant of human life.  Lacking preternatural perfection, balance and grace, we struggle against the appeal of conscience, compassion, rationality, and instead become consumed by the selfish passion, our egos and damaged instincts pulling us toward event horizons of bleak inert emptiness as we are consumed by our self-absorption.

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