Sin, Evil, and Suffering
After his study of new age spiritually published in the book, The Cosmic Self, Ted turned to research on Satanic ritual abuse and related forms of human evil, with a special focus on torture and genocide. His book, Sin–Radical Evil in Soul and Society, picks up where the neo-orthodox theologians had left off, namely, by identifying anxiety as the fertile soil within which human violence grows. He outlined seven steps toward radical evil: (1) anxiety; (2) unfaith; (3) pride; (4) concupiscence; (5) self-justification and scapegoating; (6) cruelty; and (7) blasphemy. This study was followed up with the Berkeley research group studying “Evolution, Theodicy, and Genocide,” resulting in the edited volume, The Evolution of Evil.