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?

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Another Brief Note on The Theology of the Body and Gnosticism

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Who’s ready to talk about L.O.V.E. ????

Many Novus Ordo Conservatives who follow the popularization of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body love to use frequent and even detailed erotic imagery to describe the relationship between Christ and the Church as well as between God and the beloved soul at prayer.

While such imagery is common in the Christian mystical tradition, the heavy and public use of impure language is a new phenomenon and a characteristic of many members of the Novus Ordo ecclesiastical structure.

What is interesting is that such erotic and sensual imagery was a hallmark of Gnostic creation stories and other aspects of Gnostic theology-a point that St. Irenaeus himself chose to ridicule, noting that the Gnostics were obsessed with “the intercourse of Eros.”

Thus, even the Church Fathers noted that excessive preoccupation with sex and erotic imagery in theological discussion was the mark not only of a degenerate, but a heretic.

 

 

A Brief Note on Gnosticism, Sex Magick, Transgenderism, and Theology of the Body

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In my younger more tender years when I was a member of the JPII generation of Novus Ordo conservatives, I thought that John Paul II’s Theology of the Body and the degenerates and perverts like Christopher West and Gregory Popcack who popularized John Paul II’s thought were a welcome breath of fresh air that would sweep away the dusty old moral theology of Augustine, Aquinas, and Alphonsus Liguouri.

However, it is now quite obvious to me that the Theology of the Body movement is a product of Romantic (and thus ultimately pagan) notions of love, sex, and marriage. In fact, the only place where one will find ritualistic sex is in the occult.

I just ran across an interesting tidbit about the Asclepius, an Gnostic-Neoplatonic work that, among other things, claimed to teach men how to become gods. In the Asceplius humans were once only of one sex i.e., transgendered, and that sex enabled them to participate in a “divinely ordained mystery,” i.e. a pagan magic ritual.

There is a need for further exploration of how and why this Gnostic magic sex ritual entered into Catholic theology in the latter 20th century.

Sodomy and Gnosticism

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As we know, occultists generally function both in analysis and method in the form of an evolving dialectic opposition of two principles held in a state of tension until an eventual synthesis. The perfect example is the dialectic between feminism and the degenerate male whose synthesis appears to be the transgendered sterile robot worker.

However, as part of the process of reaching this eventually goal in the Antichrist system, the ursatanic religion, Gnosticism, often uses cells of male homosexuality to encourage male degeneracy.

We see in Plato’s Symposium as well as Phaedrus clear references to homosexual activity, which Plato later renounces in the law.

We also see this in the proliferation of homosexual cells in the Church, in academia, and in the corporate world. There are branches of Masonry as well in which sodomy is used as an initiating and enlightening activity, and there is of course of the sodomy promoted by Aleister Crowley.

Even the Alt Right seems to have been co-opted by a gang of “queens.”

Part and parcel of these groups is a contempt for women and especially female reproduction. This contempt is seen in various Manichean and Gnostic sects in the West that promoted celibacy and sodomy as a means of avoiding the generation of human life.

Despite the veneration of Sophia and other feminine divine forces, many strands of Gnosticism also contain this contempt for femininity and childbirth.

A Gnostic text that was part of the 1945 find in Nag Hammadi Egypt, the Zostrianos states, “Flee from the madness and the bondage of femininity and choose for yourself the salvation of masculinity.”

The underlying question, then, is why?

Here are some theories.

  1. The demons hate the natural law and want to thumb their noses at God by encouraging the practice of crimes against nature.
  2. The demons hate human life and the physical world since they are pure spirits (this may have been one of the reasons why they chose to rebel).
  3. The act of sodomy itself causes profound neurological changes in a human–especially for the catamite.
  4. These acts create an intense bond necessary for secret societies.