In our last post , Frank Report published a snippet of “Paradise Lost” and Keith Raniere’s hand written notes that we acknowledged were sent to a woman he wanted to return to him.
Let’s analyze this:
O Sun! to tell thee how I hate thy beams,
That bring to my remembrance from what state
I fell… Till pride and worse ambition threw me down
Mr. Raniere is clearly indicating he is the Sun and his lover [who left him] is defiantly ignoring his radiance and hating to recall his glory. She must feel this in her “Gut”.
Ah, wherefore! he deserved no such return
From me, whom he created what I was.
Mr. Raniere indicates he created what was good in this woman. Her independence is false for she is ungrateful for he created all that was good in her.
What could be less than to afford him praise,
The easiest recompence, and pay him thanks,
How due! yet all his good proved ill in me,
Mr. Raniere is seeking gratitude, tribute for all he has done for her. It is easy to pay. It is due. For all the good he has done for her, has it no value? Only Lucifer would think so.
I ‘sdeined subjection, and thought one step higher
Would set me highest,
Mr. Raniere is making clear to his ex-girlfriend that she wanted to be topmost instead of acknowledging his superior greatness. She wanted to be higher than him – who is divine. He tries to explain this – like it was for Lucifer – is her pride.
Forgetful what from him I still received,
And understood not that a grateful mind
By owing owes not, but still pays, at once
Mr. Raniere expresses emphasis that his ex-girlfriend forgot how much she owes him. She does not have a grateful mind; she still owes him and at the same time, deep inside, she knows she must pay him for making her who she is!
O, had his powerful destiny ordained
Me some inferiour Angel, I had stood
Then happy; no unbounded hope had raised
Given too much.
Here, Mr. Raniere explains he has given too much to his lover. He raised her among all his harem [angels] to topmost rank, and instead of gratitude, it only made her an ambitious devil.
And, in the lowest deep, a lower deep
Still threatening to devour me opens wide,
To which the Hell I suffer seems a Heaven.
How Lucifer justifies his wrongdoing.
Mr. Raniere explained in previous letters that if his lover did not come back, he might die. Instead of acknowledging his need to own her, she rebelled and goes to a low state of consciousness. To her “wicked” Luciferian mind, it may seems like heaven, but in reality, any existence she has without him will be hell. Here, ironically he is prophetic for he made her life hell by suing her again and again.
None left but by submission; and that word
Disdain forbids me, and my dread of shame
Among the Spirits beneath, whom I seduced
With other promises and other vaunts
Can’t bear telling his team he’s wrong.
Here, Mr. Raniere is allowing his lover who has left him to realize that Lucifer refused to tell his devils that he was wrong and come back to him and she should tell her [devilish] family and friends who are glad she left Mr. Raniere that she was wrong and rush back to his rule.
Under what torments inwardly I groan,
While they adore me on the throne of Hell.
With diadem and scepter high advanced,
The lower still I fall, only supreme
Self esteem and theft
Mr. Raniere is explaining to his ex-lover that she is tormented and inwardly she knows it and that she is evil for not adoring him. She may be adored by people outside of his circle but unless she serve him, she sits only on a throne of Hell.
She may be adored by other men who may treat her with kindness and she may like the honor and praise of people outside his circle of angels but she falls lower and lower and her fate is misery for she has stolen from his his imperial greatness and gave not in return.
Would highth recall high thoughts, how soon unsay
What feigned submission swore? Ease would recant
Vows made in pain
Scared to mess up again. Doesn’t trust himself.
Here. Mr. Raniere provides the key. His lover really wants to come back to his rule and be under his command. But, he says, she is afraid. She doesn’t trust herself to follow the illustrious one. If only she would learn from Lucifer’s fall, then she could avoid his terrible fate and enjoy Mr. Raniere’s opulence once again and be forever under his rule in heaven.
Sadly, she never returned to Mr. Raniere and he proved he was right by using Bronfman money to sue her repeatedly and make her life a living hell. He is a vengeful God.