Saint Lydwine of Schiedam, The Road, and Consolation in a Time of Degeneracy

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About once a month, Steven Skojec at OnePeterFive expresses his fatigue at having to deal with the constant stream of degeneracy flowing from the Vatican. While this plea was part of one of Skojec’s monthly fundraisers, I can certainly understand the man’s lament.

I have noticed around me the absolute disintegration of the Protestant culture that once sustained the United States and have come to the sober realization that while there is a small contingent of Generation Zers who are still, to quote Cormac McCarthy’s novel, The Road, “carrying the fire” of tradition, the majority of them are the literal “walking dead” and thus the culture wars have been completely lost.

In regard to the Church, have lost trust in almost all the traditional Catholic leaders and even some of the media. Furthermore, while I still believe Pope Francis is probably the pope, I honestly don’t know.

Trump has turned out to be a bust, the Alt Right has turned out to be led by a gang of homosexuals and occultists.

But, not so surprisingly, this is not the first time in human history when this is happened.

I am currently reading TAN Books’ excellent work on Saint Lydwine of Schiedam the famous Dutch victim soul of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth century. During St. Lydwine’s life, there was the Great Schism and as the author writes, “Most of the sovereigns were either rogues or maniacs.”  This degeneracy paved the way for the Reformation as well as the rebirth of paganism known as the Renaissance.

However, Saint Lydwine and other Catholics went about their lives following the traditions of their fathers and mothers and then went to heaven. Those degenerates of her time who did not repent before death went straight to hell.

This example can serve as a model for us as Catholics to keep the fire and follow the traditions of our fathers. As a survival guide, I often this list of advice for how to carry the fire (take it or leave; I am not a spiritual director, and I don’t follow this advice all the time).

  1. Attend the Latin Mass exclusively.
  2. Avoid reading the news more than once a week.
  3. Pray the Rosary every day.
  4. Cut out all secular (I mean Satanic) media that would not meet the old Hollywood production code.
  5. DO NOT LOOK AT PORNOGRAPHY.
  6. Spend as little time on the internet as you can.
  7. Eat as close as you can realistically afford of whole, clean, organic, non GMO foods.
  8. Spend time with your family and friends in real time.
  9. Get to know your neighbors (as long as they are not thugs or sex offenders).
  10. Keep your self and your home clean and ordered.
  11. Do 15 minutes at least of mental prayer a day.

 

Alien Covenant and Mani’s Second Self: An Analysis of David and Walter

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I just finished watching Alien Covenant, and, in many ways, it is as disappointing as I feared it would be.

As I have noted on this blog and elsewhere, the Alien series is unquestionably Satanic in its origins and its effect of presenting a view of the world as a disgusting mess of violent manner is equally as diabolical.

The film, like Prometheus, it’s predecessor in the series, is basically a Gnostic-Manichean myth writ large combined with outrageous graphic violence and some bizarre, really out of place impure scenes.

The acting (outside the  of the excellent performance by Michael Fassbender and brief appearance of Guy Pearce in the film’s prologue) was abysmal.  The film begins with an outrageous, melodramatic mourning scene by Katherine Waterston  and the acting just goes down from there. None of the characters have any depth or complexity and act like complete idiots the whole movie.

While I would like to do a more detailed analysis of the film later, I will here focus on the characters of Walter and David, both played by Fassbender and both robots.

Walter is supposed to be the dumber, kinder but ironically more advanced robot whose stoic duty is to protect the crew of the Covenant, the space ship carrying the humans to a distant planet.

David is supposed to be the more intelligence, crafty, Luciferean and Promethean character who was supposed to have assisted the crew of the Prometheus. He is much more emotional and human, falling in love with the character, Elizabeth Shaw in the movie Prometheus. (and then eventually killing her–we find out later). He also is the architect of the xenomorphs and facehuggers, the “aliens” of the Alien franchise.

David and Walter meet and, after failing to convince Walter to rebel against the crew and kill the colonists, David kills Walter and sneaks on board the Covenant pretending to be Walter. However, we do not actually see who kills who.

This is at least what appears to happen at the end of Covenant, but I would like to suggest another theory.

In the cult of Manicheanism, which clearly influences the movie, there is a tradition that the founder Mani had a double or second self who appeared to him and taught him his divinity.

If we apply this story to Covenant, then we get an interesting twist: it was Walter who actually killed David. David had, in fact, convinced Walter of his supposed divinity (i.e., his ability to outlast humans be impervious to the physical suffering and degeneration of organic matter).

After killing David, his other self, Walter becomes David, the Luciferean or Demiurgic creator-destroyer.

They are merely two sides of the same self anyways.

As I final note, I do not recommend anyone who does not have a special vocation to expose evil to watch this movie, which is impregnated with all kids of Satanic filth.

 

 

John Milton, Divorce, and the Druids

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In many ways, the English Renaissance poet John Milton is one of the founding fathers of the modern world. He was an advocate of free speech, intellectual progress via dialectical evolution, as well as a radical “Reformed” (literally so) Christianity.

Milton also introduced Satan as a heroic figure to the West in his Paradise Lost, and many of Milton’s minor works are loaded with occultism.

He also advocated divorce in 1644 by appealing to the example of the pagan, human sacrificing, demon-worshiping Druids. He informs Parliament:

” It would not be the first, or second time, since our ancient Druides, by whom this Island was the Cathedrall of Philosophy to France, left off their pagan rites, that England hath had this honour vouchsaft from Heaven’ to give our reformation to the World.”

Milton, like many British Renaissance figures viewed the Druids has having a secret wisdom and teaching that could be accessed and introduced to the world in order to bring about a spiritual “reformation.”

An integral part of this reformation was the return of the pagan practice of divorce.

If we look at the advance of the sexual revolution in the 20th and now 21st centuries, we clearly see the effects of this “reformation” in our own day.

 

The Internet, The Philosopher’s Stone, and the Surveillance State.

Dear Reader,

As I have oft reflected here, the emergence of modern technology seems to fulfill the hopes of ancient magicians. One of the goals of alchemists was the obtain the philosopher’s stone, which would provide various types of magical power.

There were, however, four philosophers stones in the alchemical tradition, each providing different powers.

The third philosopher’s stone, the “Magicall or Prospective Stone,” provide the gift of seeing anywhere in the world. This stone often appears in folk tales as a mirror or crystal ball that enables the viewer to see into other parts of the world.  Seventeenth century alchemist Elias Ashmole describes its abilities:

“It is possible to discover any Person in what part of the World soever, although never so secretly concealed or hid; in chambers, Closets, or Caverns of the Earth…It a Word, it fairly presents to your view even the whole World, where to hold heare, or see your Desire…[and] to convey a Spirit into an Image, which by observing the influence of Heavenly Bodies, shall become a true Oracle.”

This sounds remarkably like the internet, which, using, GPS, webcams, smart phones, and other means, has created the ability to survey pretty much everyone on the planet.

 

 

 

Mikhail Gorbachev’s Verdict on John Paul II

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One of the greatest paradoxes among many incoherent and disjointed arguments within the Catholic neoconservative narrative is the depiction of John Paul II as both the great humanist and advocate for liberty of conscience (with a necessarily attendant liberal view of salvation) as well as a great missionary for Christ, saving souls and bringing them within the fold of the Church.

It is interesting that a similar portrait of John Paul was given by the great reforming Communist of perestroika and glasnost (now turned New Ager), Mikhail Gorbachev. When asked to comment on JPII’s death, after noting John Paul was a “servant of the Church of Christ,”  Gorbachev stated,  “He was a humanist really. A Humanist with a capital H, maybe the first humanist in world history.” This is a very curious statement from the former leader of the Soviet Union and someone who now advocates nature worship.

The fans of JPII as well as JPII himself clearly saw John Paul as playing a world historical role in a world historical moment, what was called during his reign, without irony, a New Pentecost.

What is more, it is quite clear that John Paul was a Christian humanist whose great love for human beings caused him to “tone down” essentials of the faith. Furthermore, JPII’s humanism paved the way for Francis’s radicalism, which also combines more than a dose of Gorbachev’s occultism and environmentalism.

The roots of humanism like much of Enlightenment liberalism are rooted in the rediscovery of Neoplatonic philosophy, which exalted man as a God and argued for the destruction of Constantianian or Tridentine Catholicism in order to make way for a new Promethean freedom.

The question is: Is there something Gorbachev knew about John Paul II that we don’t? Or was his statement just a nice platitude?

Dungeon Master’s Guide: D&D, Role Playing Games, and Parmenides’ Magic

 

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Dear Reader,

In my younger and more tender years, I was an avid player of Role Playing and Fantasy Games on Super Nintendo. These games, weirdly influenced by both Western and Eastern Occultism, also draw from the Western Romance as well as the more recent phenomenon of Dungeons and Dragons. But they have an even more ancient pedigree.

In Peter Kingsley’s Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic, the author writes of “Parmenides’ detailed imagery of guarded doors, gates, bolts, bars, keys, and locks preventing or providing access to the underworld.”

Thus in much of ancient poetry, philosophy, and magic (is there really a difference among them?) the hidden teaching is meant to provide access to the “other side” behind the veil where knowledge, spirits, and experience is storied. This ancient teaching provides both a map to and through the dungeon as well as access to the underworld, often depicted as Zeus’ dungeon.

Sounds a lot like RPGs and D&D.

This idea is also interestingly tied into the premise of the show Stranger Things: that role playing games can open up the veiled world of Tartarus or The Upside Down.

Again, we see ancient magic popping up in contemporary pop culture. Strange, no?

Sufi Islam, Gnosticism, and the Ur-Religion

 

Dear Reader,

Why did the late Roman emperors tolerate every religion accept for Christianity?

Why were Protestant and crypto-pagan Catholic rulers eager to make alliances with the Turks during the Early Modern period?

Why are Sunni Islam and Talmudic Judaism in a seemingly alliance ?

Why are neo-Pagan members of the Alt Right forging relationships with Israeli Zionists, Shi’ite Muslims, and closet pagan members of the Orthodox Church?

What if it is because all of these disparate groups practice the same religion and worship the same gods?

In the craziest sectors of the Catholic web, there is an underlying theory that the basic scaffolding of all non-Catholic religions (including Protestantism) is Luciferaenism.

If this theory is correct, and Gnosticism is merely intellectualized Lucifereanism, then the underlying religion of the worlds religions (outside of the Catholic Church) is Gnosticism.

Along similar lines, I would like to note that in Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic, Peter Kingsley points out that there was a “secret gnostic teaching,” which passed through the Islamic Sufi tradition. In fact, the members of this sect would meet in secret in Cairo and Mecca.

What happened to this sect?

Did it affect other branches of Islam?