“What is war?”

“The mass hysteria which takes possession of people at times of war and revolution is the cause and not the consequence of the political event. The mass hysteria itself is a reaction of mankind to an influence which does not arise in human life.”

“It is the result of planetary influences. Somewhere up there, two or three planets have approached too near to each other, tension results. With them it lasts, perhaps second or two. But here, on the earth, people begin to slaughter each other and they go on slaughtering, maybe for several years. It seems to them at the time that they hate one other,  or perhaps that they have to slaughter each other for some exalted purpose, or that the have to defend somebody or something and then it is a very noble thing to do. They fail to realize to what an extent they are mere pawns in the game.

Talks on B. Tales J.G.Bennett