The words that became the title of this lecture appeared in my consciousness as something in themselves. Not so much the idea as the formula: Satan and the problem of antecedent. It seems to me that this should be anything but a simple statement of something long known, is understandable. Many things in the process of preparing this lecture, I myself have been not completely clear. I hope that in the process of narration (from my side, with your – in the process of listening, that is, complicity) but there is a lot I can find out. Some things, so to speak, hanging in the air, and perhaps they will be formulated in the here and now. New The University (unlike the old) suggests spontaneous cognition, spontaneous epistemological grasp certain things, not specified initially. The main thing may (and should!) born at the time of presentation, in the process of focusing on certain aspects of a given topic.
The idea is to read such a lecture occurred to me two months ago, but only last night I decided to lay something on paper. Outlined and set number: 11 November 1998. This is a very “serious” date. Those who listened to the replay of “Finis Mundi”, is devoted to the Jean Parvulesco, remembers probably enigmatically passage associated with November eleventh. There is an opinion that on November 11, 1962 – birth of the Antichrist. Wrote about this famous doctor Bataille, in his book “the Devil in the XXI century”. Dr. Bataille was an employee and colleague of Leo Taxil, the largest conspiracy and hoaxer. The taxil at first (when I was a Freemason) created the concept of a conspiracy of the Jesuits, then (when he went to work at the Vatican) – the concept of a conspiracy of Satanists. He was a brilliant, extremely witty writer, a talented conspiracy, adventurer. Made a lot of money and fame. And then, suddenly, the Taxil States that all written by him and Dr. Bataille (“literary Negro”, famously “unmasked” under the leadership of Taxil masons, Jewish masons, Satanists, the palladists and other dark forces) is not more than a clever hoax. It turned out that several recent papal bull relied on, to put it mildly, not quite proven facts. Clerical Europe just didn’t want to believe it.