I just came across an interestingly description of the “highest sacrament,” that is, the “sacrament of Apollo,” in the Chaldaean Oracles, which reads: “culminates in the union of the soul of the initiate with the ray sent towards him from the sun.”
The Oracles further describe a literal tasting or imbibing of sunlight. On the surface, this ritual simply sounds weird and crazy. However, it must be remembered that the rituals of the Chaldaean oracles are integrally linked with shamanism and theurgy and thus possession.
As a result, the drinking of sunlight is only a representation of allowing the sun god entrance.
And who is Apollo? Well he is also called Ra and Lucifer among other things.
This sacrament of Apollo reminds me a very ugly Church of a former convent that I visited that was designed to allow the sunlight shine on the Novus Ordo table-altar during the solstice (winter, if I remember correctly).
Now why would an architect of a Catholic Church want to represent what at least looks like the sacrament of Apollo on an altar?
Is there a connection between the sacrament of Apollo and the notion of enlightenment and illumination popularized in the 18th and 19th century?
While paganism and its modern incarnation in the New Age movement is known for its flexibility and openness to variations in worship and ritual, I found something very interesting when reading about the Chaldean Oracles.
The demon of the oracles who calls himself “God” demands that the rituals be done absolutely correctly or this “God” will lead the magus down “the wrong path,” i.e. mislead him or her.
This is a very interesting tidbit, and it reminds me of something I saw one time.
I remember watching the beginning of a black mass performed by Anton Lavey (aka Howard Stanton Levey!) in a Protestant documentary on how degenerate and Satanic Hollywood is.
What I found especially curious about Lavey’s black mass (I quickly fast-forward through it and would strongly recommend against watching it!) was that it was in Latin, ad orientem, and a deliberate mockery of the Traditional Latin Mass not the Novus Ordo.
Thus, the devil demands a strict adherence to his diabolical rituals which are a mockery of the Mass of the Ages not the Mass of Paul VI.
The devil often mocks God while simultaneously attempting to ape God’s magnificent designs. God demanded strict, exact observance of the detailed commands he gave to the Israelite people for worship, and the Most Holy Catholic Church has (until the 1960s) had a similar emphasis on slavish attention to detail in worship (and in doctrine).
Thus the modernist theology and the modernist mass with their loosey goosey approach are a special breed of evil and almost “sub-Satanic” form of degeneracy that do not even match the standards of the wicked practitioners of the occult.