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.