UFOs and Chaldean Magic

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Just a brief note on something I read from the ancient Babylonian text, the Chaldean Oracles.

A description of the “conjuring of Hecate” says that the magus will see “either a fire like a child, stretched over the vortex of the air, or a formless fire, from which a voice rushes forth, or an abundant light, rumbling spiral wise around a field.”

This fiery apparition of summoned demons sounds a lot like UFO phenomena that has been recorded en mass–especially in the 21st century: the majority of the “UFO’s” are fiery spiraling lights.

If some of these lights are not advanced military craft and are, in fact, demons who is summoning them?

Maybe “Lord” Rothschild knows

 

The “God” of Praise and Worship

 

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Dear Reader,

I have been reading a work on the Chaldean Oracles, the work that is the basis of most of Western magic–especially Neoplatonic magic and theurgy.

One curious elements I have come across in the work  (and in all of my student of Neoplatonic magic and Gnosticism, in fact) is that Neoplatonism, theurgy, and Gnosticism all use images and words that are similarly used by Christians. “Father,” “Heavenly Father,” “Father of Lights,” etc.

However, these titles, when used in pagan prayer, clearly refer to other demons or Satan himself, not the Most Holy Trinity.

Why?

First of all, because Neoplatonists are not offering The Most Holy Sacrifice of the Mass when worshiping but rather are practicing shamanic rituals that induce possession and ecstasy.

Secondly, these pagan services include worship of other gods and daemons as well.

Finally, Gnosticism and theurgy have been repeatedly condemned by the Church as demonic.

However, if it is possible to use “Christian” names for God and even the name of Jesus (as New Agers do), in self-identified pagan worship, then it is also possible that the “Jesus,” “Father of Lights,” and even “Holy Spirit” invoked at self-identified Christian worship, which is actually a contemporary form of shamanism and theurgy, is actually demonic worship.

It is my contention that such rituals take place during “praise and worship” festivals that use the name of Jesus and other holy names of God but are actually worship of demons.

I have already written that praise and worship ceremonies clearly resemble Gnostic rituals. However, even the magic ceremonies of the Chaldeans included such things as “enchanting songs” and “ineffable words” (praying in tongues?) that induced “prophets” to speak in prophesy by summoning spirits.

This sounds a lot like praise and worship ceremonies in which the “Holy Spirit” (or more likely the demon called Apollo by the Greeks and Romans) is conjured through Evangelical praise music and a sweaty, narcissistic charismatic begins to babel and tell the people words of consolation in the form of “prophecy”–remember the demons have no problem telling the people super nice and affirming things.

Is this how the Holy Spirit works? Can He be conjured by a layman and to come and reveal New Age platitudes?

 

 

 

Our Lady and the Triumph over Hecate

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One of the more famous churches in Rome is a former temple dedicated to Athena or Minerva, which has been converted to a Catholic church titled “Maria sopra Minerva” or Mary over Minerva, celebrating Our Lady’s victory of the degenerate pagan goddess Athena.

While I had known that Our Lady was presented by early Christians as superior to the various goddesses that were venerated in the Mediterranean world, I was not aware of how great a contrast Our Lady has to the goddess Hecate–especially as read in the tradition of Neoplatonic magic.

Like Artemis-Diana with whom she is linked, Hecate, the goddess of the underworld and witchcraft was linked with the moon. She further had snake hair (a Gnostic symbol) and was adorned by fiery snakes. Finally, and most interestingly, Hecate was an image of the world soul, the “membrane” between the intellectual-spiritual world and the physical world. Thus, there is the connection with magic and witchcraft as those who mediated the power of Hecate could mediate between the spiritual and physical world, summoning demons and powers.

As a result, Hecate is a demonic mediatrix, a diabolical mockery of Our Lady.

Finally, it is weird how common the image of the veil or membrane between the spiritual and physical world is in everything from faerie tales with magic mirrors (remade by Walt Disney); to the Early Modern Chinese novel, The Journey to the West, to the poetry of Percy Shelley; to Stephen Spielberg’s 80s film, Poltergeist.

In fact, Hecate’s function sounds a lot like the screens of electronic devices that mediate the demonic world of the internet into our homes.

Our Lady of Guadalupe, Pray for us.

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Orpheus as Shaman, Mage, Artist, and Scientist

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One of the dominant ideas of Renaissance Neoplatonism and contemporary occultism is the belief that that prior to Plato there was a tradition of magi that included Pythagoras, Empedocles, and Zororaster in which a theological tradition was passed down called the prisca theologia.

While one might readily dismiss this idea as ridiculous fantasizing, several professional scholars have written on the idea that these mystery teachings do, in fact, crop up in Aristotle.

The father of this tradition was allegedly Orpheus whose myth has a number of shamanistic and magic elements in it, including the following:

  1. A marriage that was never consummated with Eurydice, his wife.
  2. A serpent that stings Eurydice (a memory of the serpent in the Garden of Eden)?
  3. A descent to the underworld and power via music over the demons in the underworld.
  4. The failure to bring his wife from the underworld.
  5. The power to enchant nature and animals and plants to do his bidding via ritual music.
  6. The creation of pederasty and sodomy (as possibly a cultic ritual) after failing to retrieve his wife.
  7. His own death and dismemberment and prophesied future resurrection by women who desired him (human sacrifice?)

All of these elements would later serve as the basis of later Western magic up until the present day.

Interestingly, in French cave paintings, this “Orpheus” shaman shows up as a shape changer (possibly a constellation) associated with animals and phallic activity as well as music (I could not find the cave painting of the musical shaman).

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The Corpus Hermeticum, Ur-Gnosticism, and the Idea of An Antediluvian, Atlantis Civilization

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One the most tantalizing bits of information floating about in occult research is the idea of an antediluvian, that is, pre-flood civilization. In this theory, there was a unified civilization of high technology, occultism, and moral degeneracy that was destroyed by God in the Great Flood. Echoes of this time have been preserved in both Western and Eastern mythology and some residue of the pre-flood technology, including the use of magic, was carried into Egypt (for the record, I strongly doubt that this civilization had electronics or space ships–but who knows?).

It was a goal of pagan religion to revive this ancient civilization after a period of “apostasy” in which Christianity would triumph.

In the Renaissance, occultists such as Giordano Bruno, John Dee, and Francis attempted to either discover or revive Atlantis and Egyptian magic and technology, and one of the vehicles of this religious teaching was thought to be the Corpus Hermeticum.

Scholars today largely argue that the Corpus contains Neoplatonic and Gnostic ideas that were current only after the time of Christ, and there is no real “ancient” Egyptian teaching in it.

However, I have just finished reading an academic essay by Clement Salaman titled “Echoes of Egypt in Hermes and Ficino” that seems to prove that the Corpus does contain earlier Egyptian magic and religious teaching from such works as The Egyptian Book of the Dead.

Thus, the possibility remains open that the Corpus is only one of many vehicles of a very old teaching that was unearthed in the Renaissance and has been used to build the Egypt in which we now live.

“Sing a New Song Unto the Lord”: Gnosticism and Praise and Worship

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We be worshiping Isis up in here

Dear Reader,

I just came across an interesting tidbit on Gnostics: apparently the heretical Christian sect, engaged in “the recitation of communal exercise…meant to produce mass ecstasy.”

I had previously believed that the only people engaged in ecstatic chanting and singing in the ancient world would be found at Dionysian rituals, but it is interesting to note that the Gnostics engaged in such activity as well.

What is important in all of this is that the Christians were NOT engaged in singing hymns that were meant to produce ecstasy as some charismatic Christians claim today. Rather, it was the pagans who summoned spirits to put them in ecstatic trances.

This is not the method of singing to the only Ultimately and Ever-living God.

This is:

 

 

 

Gnostic and Charismatic Babbling Revisited

 

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Give me that ol’ time Gnostic religion

Dear Reader,

As I have written before, it is apparent that the babbling in the modern charismatic movement has its origins in Gnostic rituals not in the “speaking in tongues” described by St. Paul.

I have just uncovered an interesting tidbit in which the babbling, which by the way, was used to summon “gods” and “angels” (not good ones) could take the form of repetition of a Greek vowel or consonant in the midst of a stream of “praise” directed toward the god (aka devil) addressed. The text which I am examining from the book Platonism and Gnosticism has the following:

“IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH [HHHH O]

YY[YYY]”

And so on.

This sounds like the demonic babble I heard when I would attend praise and worship services as a young man as well as when I would get “prayed over” by healers.

It is no wonder that many of the people I knew in the Charismatic movement have turned out to be degenerates or lost the faith.