A dictionary of terms as they are used and redefined by Elias



This is one of the essential words in Elias' teachings. Duplicity has to do with good/bad, right/wrong etc. but is different from duality.

It is a belief system in itself, but in terms of belief systems it is special insofar as that it attaches itself to all other belief systems.

**Session #1420**:

ELIAS: Duplicity is the belief system that expresses good and bad and right and wrong.

**Session #328:**

ELIAS: The belief system of duplicity is slightly different from all of your other belief systems, for this belief system is intimately involved with ALL of the aspects of ALL of your belief systems. There is no belief system or aspect of a belief system that this one belief of duplicity does not affect. It is influencing and affecting of EVERY movement that you accomplish. This is the belief system of good and bad and right and wrong, and this belief system attaches itself to EVERY aspect of EVERY other belief system. There is no action that you create within physical focus that this particular belief system does not enter into. Even within the smallest directions of creations that you may engage within physical focus, you involve the belief system of duplicity.

As you choose to awake within your day, how you choose to awake, is influenced by duplicity. Every movement that you create within physical focus is influenced by this belief system — whether you shall adorn yourselves with certain types of clothing, with certain types of shoes, how you shall place them upon your physical form, in what order shall you place them upon your physical form! How you shall brush your hair, how you shall eat your breakfast, whether you shall eat your breakfast! Every movement — how you engage your physical walking across your room. Are your feet pointed within the correct direction? Is this good or is this bad? Do your feet point to each other and meet each other? This shall be bad! Do your feet point away from each other? This shall be bad! Do your feet point straightly ahead? This shall be good! These are all judgments. This is all duplicity. These are very small examples of the intricacies of this belief system of duplicity, but this belief system is much more affecting than how your feet shall point, for this belief system is quite affecting of YOU and how you view yourselves and how you interact with yourselves, and how you interact with other individuals.

This is the belief system that is the most greatly creating of judgments, and positive and good is also a judgment. It is opposing bad or negative. It is no less a judgment than what you perceive to be unacceptable. It also is a very insidious judgment, and this is the camouflage of duplicity, for it is quite changeable. It is quite acclimating to all of your camouflages, to all of your belief systems, to all of your thoughts and feelings, and may mold itself in many different manners that may be quite deceiving.

When recognized as belief, duplicity is somewhat equivalent of preference. When misunderstood as a truth, duplicity leads to an expression of judgment and conflict. This is easy to confuse, because both versions involve duplicity, but this difference (truth/judgment vs. preference) is essential to the understanding of what is meant by acceptance and is somewhat related to the understanding of it matters not.

**Session #1058**:

ELIAS: And what have you discovered in relation to your examination of duplicity? For this also is a belief system; therefore it shall not be eliminated either.

ANJULI: For example, I have doubts about creating this, or I think that to be bad and that to be good. But when I am aware of it, it's more like okay, that is there, and there is something in addition there. So this good and bad is there, it is kind of in my company, but I am not so identified with that. It's not all that I am.

ELIAS: And therefore you are allowing yourself to experience movement into the expression of and the recognition of that you may continue to express preferences and opinions but also simultaneously you may discontinue generating judgment in relation to any particular subject matter or interaction, and therefore move yourself into an expression of acceptance in relation to the beliefs of duplicity.

More Quotes:

**Session #1429**:

BILL: Duality and duplicity. The duplicity’s different…

ELIAS: Correct.

BILL: …I understand the difference. My question is, if acceptance of the belief system neutralizes the energy of it, will what we call duplicity, the ideas of good and evil, will that disappear when everyone accepts that belief system of duplicity?

ELIAS: No, for the belief system is not being eliminated.

BILL: It’s just accepting it.

ELIAS: Correct. Therefore, the expressions of the beliefs of the belief system continue to exist, but it is an intentional choice of what you express. You may continue to be expressing the belief system of duplicity and not incorporate judgment. This is associated with preference. You may continue to be generating those associations in relation to duplicity.

As I have stated, it is a belief system also and it is not being eliminated. This one belief system intertwines itself with all other belief systems and it shall continue to do so, for this is its natural function. But the judgment is eliminated.

**Session #328**:

RODNEY: I have one more. Would you distinguish again the distinction between duality and duplicity? (Good question, Rodney!)

ELIAS: […] Duality is suggestive of two, or a double of elements. Duplicity, although it incorporates what you term to be opposites, it is not necessarily merely two. It is an incorporation of very different conflicting elements within you simultaneously, in opposition to each other. Duality does not always suggest conflict or opposing elements. You may hold duality in certain areas that may complement each other. Within duplicity, these elements of the belief system that you hold do not complement each other. They are opposing of each other and creating of conflict.

RODNEY: In other words, the north pole and the south pole are complementary …

ELIAS: Correct.

RODNEY: … dualities.

ELIAS: Correct.

RODNEY: They are not in conflict.

ELIAS: They are not within conflict. Duplicity IS within conflict. It is a creation of conflict.

RODNEY: What was that? I didn’t hear.

ELIAS: Duplicity is a creation of conflict.


ELIAS: And where you hold duplicity, you also hold conflict.

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