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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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.