The Pentagram

Like 666 and the Baphomet, the Pentagram has no doubt been strangled into a commercialized symbol over time, as the masses utilize the image for mere shock value, exemplifying the utter state of spiritual deprivation. Those who partake in this sort of trend place an overemphasis on the mere illustration of the Pentagram (typically the inverted form) rather than its actual essence and meaning. Thus, they haven't a spiritual clue, engulfing themselves in a senseless abyss of merchandise.

Firstly, note the word itself; the Greek terms πέντε (five) and γραμμή (line) certainly play their part in depicting the often displayed structure of the Pentagram, as shown in The Key of Solomon via the astrological pentacles of Venus and Mercury (magical symbols). Yet, at its core, the natural elements of air, fire, water, earth and spirit are central in understanding the traditional notion of the Pentagram. As Agrippa illustrates in his second Book Of Occult Philosophy, the microcosm (i.e. man), given the anatomy (the head, arms, and legs), is itself the Pentagram. Eliphas Levi put it this way:
"The Pentagram is the figure of the human body, having the four limbs and the single point representing the head." (Transcendental Magic, its Doctrine and Ritual, Ch. V)
This is the actual meaning. The frequent image put to use is simply a portrayal of this very concept—the figure of the human body. And as far as the geometry goes, the human body can be placed at different angles, and Agrippa does well at illustrating this (ibid.). But regardless of the angles, the microcosm remains five nonetheless (arms, legs, and head), that is, a pentagram. In other words, it does not have to be the exact shape many expect it to be. The essence is in the elements and anatomy.

This is emphatically demonstrated by Levi, as he not only identifies the Pentagram as the "Star of the Magi" (Matthew 2:2),1 but also as "wormwood" from Revelation 8:11.2 Notice, the Biblical text gives no specific description of shape in regards to these stars. Levi is concerned with the essence here, not merely a drawing. He goes on to describe it as Mary or Lilith, victory or death, day or night, all depending on whether or not it is inverted that is. Thus, the opposites no doubt have their part in the Pentagram. 

As far as the elements go, it is a matter of transmutation, since one may be changed into the other (e.g. Of Occult Philosophy, Book I, Ch. III). So it is with mankind, for they "return to dust" (Ecclesiastes 3:20; Genesis 3:19) and are part of the earth therefore, as Ovid writes: "shapeless clay put on the form of man" (Metamorphoses, 76). The five elements⁠—manifested through the figure of the body⁠—may be illustrated in a number of different ways actually; one of them being the crucifixion, which certainly places focus upon the body itself. See, contrary to the ideas of Christendom, the crucifixion of Jesus is explicitly based in the occultit is the "Morning Star" crucified (Revelation 22:16). Or as the Latin Vulgate puts it: lucifer (2 Peter 1:19; "day star" KJV).In other words, it is the Pentagram.

Furthermore, John 19:34 mentions the soldiers piercing Christ's side with a spear, resulting in "blood and water" coming out, his spirit likewise noted in Luke 23:46.4 Indeed, he breaths his last, placing his breath into the heavens (the air). You also have fire thrown in (Elijah, Matthew 27:47-49; 2 Kings 1:10-14; 2:11) as well as earth (bones, John 19:36; Genesis 3:19; Job 20:11; Psalm 103:14). These five elements are promptly highlighted in the text at the crucifixion, but those who lack the esoteric eye will not be able to discern such occult matters. In fact, this hanging on the tree (Galatians 3:13) is the same paganism as Odin in Norse (The Poetic EddaHávamál, 139). 

Moreover, what about the inverted Pentagram? Levi describes the inversion as Satan himself, asserting that a "human figure head downwards naturally represents a demon" (i.e. "intellectual subversion").5 Notice, the apostle Peter is both identified as Satan (see Matthew 16:23) and crucified upside down in Gnostic The Acts of Peter; inverted crucifixion being one and the same as the inverted Pentagram.

Additionally, similar to this martyrdom of Peter, the apostle Paul undergoes quite a specific  execution in the Acts of Paul.There, the form is a beheading, and the text notes that "milk spurted" as the executioner "struck off his head." When you understand Levi's description of "the domination of the mind over the elements,"7 you can understand how this beheading is likewise an inverted pentagram. In fact, the element of "spirit" (the head) is the same as "breath", as is seen via the Greek term itself (πνεῦμα).8 Upon death, the departing breath becoming one with the air only furthers this constant point of fusion. Nevertheless, this decapitation in view displays the opposite notion (removing the spirit from its place), an inversion if you will, again signifying the reversed concept of the Pentagram.

The apostle Paul is also found in this work speaking after his death, resurrected, with his grave in view.9 This story is quite a motif actually (beheaded, martyrdom, resurrection, tomb), for the same kind of thing is witnessed with John the Baptist (e.g. Matthew 14:1-12), as Herod says: "John I have beheaded" (Luke 9:9). Notice also, Paul, in the context of his death says: "I am already being poured out as a drink offering" (2 Timothy 4:6). John the Baptist is associated with water (Luke 3:16; John 1:26; 3:23) and experiences the same death as Paul. In ancient lore, to be associated with a part of nature is to be the embodiment itself. For instance, Leviathan is associated with the sea (Psalm 104:25-26), yet identified as the sea itself (Psalm 74:14-15). In fact, in light of the beheading of John (water), note the following:
You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces, [And] gave him [as] food to the people inhabiting the wilderness. (Psalm 74:14, bold added)
That is, he broke the heads of the waters,10 Leviathan being the water itself, that which he fed to the people (see Exodus 17:6).11 Furthermore, as far as John the Baptist goes, you can see the element of fire tie into this since he is also identified as Elijah, "the chariot of fire" (Matthew 11:11-14; 2 Kings 2:11). These notions of water and fire indeed come together in unity (e.g. "the Atett Boat" which is the solar barge of Ra mentioned in the Book of the Dead).

In summary, those who confuse the mere symbol of "the Pentagram" as the Pentagram itself are missing the bus on spirituality. As shown above, Levi uses the concept quite expansively. The symbol is an illustration of the essence; apart from the essence, it has no solidity at all.

[Also see the accompanying video: The Pentagram]

Robert Anthony

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Endnotes:

1. The "wise men" (Matthew 2:1) are actually magicians. The Greek term μάγοι (a nominative plural form of μάγος) is what is used in the text (same Greek used in Acts 13:6, 8 for the magician). Thus, "magicians from the East came to Jerusalem." Magic? Pentagram? Welcome to the Bible, it is a compilation of occultism (contrary to Christian lies).

2. Chapter V (The Blazing Pentagram). 

3. See my article on Satan & Lucifer.

4. John's Gospel? Luke's Gospel? Indeed, these are Gnostic writings, as is the theme throughout the entire New Testament (i.e. Gnosticism). Many may categorize Gnosticism in an odd and limiting sort of manner (e.g. faulty dating methods, ignoring of parallelism); the literature itself (e.g. the Nag Hammadi) sets its own standard as to what Gnosticism even means. The frequent idea presented by Christianity is that the Gnostics were heretics; yet Christians hypocritically repudiate what the Bible teaches constantlyand their sense of direction is undoubtedly debased therefore.

As should be obvious, the "rejection of the Old Testament" Gnostic theme (commonly understood) is the central core of the New Covenant. Thus, the NT is explicitly covered in Gnostic doctrine (e.g. Leviticus 11; 2 Timothy 4:4; Mark 7:18-19; Romans 10:4; 2 Corinthians 3:6-7; Colossians 2:14-16). The OT and NT are indeed against one another (Luke 11:17), yet at given times also share a common ground (e.g. Hosea 6:6; Matthew 9:13). For more, see my article: The Gnostic Testament

5. ibid.

6. There is also The Acts of Peter and Paul, which likewise contains an inverted crucifixion of Peter, but gives a different explanation as to why he should be crucified in this manner (namely, being unworthy to die like the Lord).

7. ibid., The Pentagram, Ch. V

8. For instance, "breath [πνεύματι] of his mouth" (2 Thessalonians 2:8; also see Luke 23:46; James 2:26a).

9. An obvious case of necromancy. Of course, many reading this sort of thing, being unstudied in the ancient view of the dead will fail to recognize what is going on. The dead were understood as inanimate corpses (e.g. Ecclesiastes 9:5-6; James 2:26); Paul is decapitated here. His conversation with Caesar is clearly an esoteric depiction—the "haunting" of Paul's death communicating the notion of "great punishment" soon to arrive upon his life due to the shedding of righteous blood. As Genesis 4:10 says, "blood cries" from the ground. The transmutation of death ("return to dust" Ecclesiastes 3:20; Genesis 3:19) joining the individual with the mystical living earth (Job 12:8), resurrection. This is classic Alchemy.

10. Notice in Genesis 2:10, the river "divides itself into four heads" (LXX).

11. Leviathan is a serpent (Isaiah 27:1). Jesus associates "the serpent" with his crucifixion in John 3:14.


The Occult Path

When it comes to the occult, one may arrive at the question: "Where do I start?" Or, "How does one become an occultist?" Yet, a question like this actually reveals quite a gross misunderstanding regarding the magic path itself. The occult is not something one merely "begins" one day; it is not something you sign up for. Rather, it is a meticulous process of metamorphosis, enlightenment that is eventually obtained through a gradual process of sincerity and correction⁠—this is true spirituality. Today however? The enlarging communities of "occultists" and "witches" have simply confused themselves into a commercialized network of propaganda. They have been bamboozled into a counterfeit version of the occult⁠—one which lacks substance and authenticity⁠—as they engulf themselves in various forms of consumeristic dogmatism. To understand the difference is vital.

Firstly, occultus in Latin means hidden or concealed, the hidden mystical knowledge of this earth of course being the focus. In fact, the traditional notion of magic1 itself cuts back to wisdom, as Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa understood (Natural Magic, Introduction), or Eliphas Levi noted ("to know magic is to be a sage"). Even in the the Bible, the wise men (Matthew 2:1) are identified as magicians in the Greek text (μάγοι).2 Such is is the traditional definition, but today people result to an imaginary form of magic, pretending all sorts of things as a pattern of their practice (contradicting one another repeatedly). If you plan on getting involved in the occult, then be prepared for a lot of intense studying, for to be an occultist is to be learned in theology, as Agrippa likewise said: 
"if he be not learned in theology . . . he cannot be possibly able to understand the rationality of Magick. (Occult Philosophy, Natural Magic, Ch II)
Both Eliphas Levi and Aleister Crowley partook in the nonsense of Christianity before their occult involvement (see The Biblical Occult). If you study either of these men, you will find that they were both very familiar with theology. To depart from foolishness and engage in the dark arts is indeed a sincere transition; it is to repudiate falsehood and adhere to the spiritual. Yet, as noted already, such is a process; to go through this transition is to obtain wisdom experientially. Many may claim to have been in the occult for decades, yet demonstrate that they never had wisdom to begin with. The concern should rather be: what were you doing beforehand? What resulted to such esoteric research? This is what will reveal the initial motive so as to determine whether it was ever sincere in the first place or not.3 If the reason is genuine, then it is authentic.

Additionally, some may think "the occult" is something that comes out of the 16th century (or later), where the central practices (e.g. divination, alchemy, astrology) actually go back to antiquity. See, when it comes to ancient theological perspectives (i.e. actual magic), it is important to note that comparative mythology is a tool of divination. The earth works in patterns and varietiesbe it various forms of crops, animals, or human ideologies in general, all are a product of the earth ("from dust they came, to dust they shall return"), and can therefore be used in occult practices. There are of course different forms of divination, but at its core, the obtaining of hidden spiritual knowledge in nature is pivotal to true occultism. The earth is not understood from a modernistic cosmological viewpoint, but rather, a viewpoint of antiquity. This of course leads into micro/macrocosm based philosophy, and therefore, alchemical studies. The world is a mystical concept, a single body connected as a unit; and thus, the Trismegistus aphorism: "As above, so below." You may see plenty of people quoting this saying (like some kind of catchphrase), yet if they are not studied in the matter on an expert level, they are no diviner. Notice, anyone can quote this saying (even celebrities), but to be a sage is an entirely different matterit is to know magic and be learned in theology. This may take years, but if one is sincere in their path, seeking diligently, at heart they are indeed an occultist⁠—steps ahead of the frauds. And moreover, such an astrological correlation ("As above, so below") sums up reality quite explicitly. Many people (new to the concept) may be quite shocked and baffled to observe synchronistic events taking place in nature, unique dreaming, "odd timings," etc. Yet, the occultist is in no way taken back by such occurrences. It is just another day on the mystical earth. For more on this sort of thing, you may want to see my article: True Divination.

Moreover, theology is not limited to one particular book or culture; any of the texts can be utilized when it comes to divination. The ancient cultures are coated in parallelism, fitting to one another theologically. But unfortunately, most people have been tricked into the lie that the Bible (in particular) is a Christian set of documents, failing to realize that it is actually a central source of the occult in disguise (Christians reject its content). The Biblical writings are Kabbalistic and Gnostic in nature, containing hidden mysteries of this earth, paralleling all sorts of paganism. Be it the Key of SolomonTranscendental Magic, or even The Black Arts, all of these occult works focus on the Bible for a reason. However, since many people are not studied this field, they completely miss the boat on spirituality. For instance, Jesus? Jesus is an astral concept, a solar embodiment (Psalm 84:11) falling into the same category as Apollo and Helios—not to mention the lunar chariot aspect of Revelation 19:11 & 13 which ties in (i.e. the blood moon). In other words, this is astrology. Moreover, ancient deities (gods and goddesses) are not understand from the Christian perspective of cartoon characters (as they view Jesus in the church), but rather, symbols of nature itself (sun, moon, rivers, mountains, etc.). In other words, these are esoteric concepts, not physical beings that one calls upon (the same goes for demons and spirits). The quicker one understands this, the faster they will partake in actual wisdom.

Furthermore, contrary to the compulsion of today's religious worldviews, the occult serves to empower the individual. Yet, since many people are not familiar with the "power of opposites" notion, they do not understand the implications of certain Bible passages. For instance, the Bible condemns behavior which exalts the individual for the better. In other words, it is a hidden message on exactly what to do, only written as a condemned action (what not to do). This is seen clearly with the serpent in Genesis; the serpent says to the woman: "You will not surely die" (Genesis 3:4), yet God says just the opposite (Genesis 2:17).4 Who was the liar in this story? God was, since they did not surely die in the day that they ate of it. The text even notes Adam going on to live "nine hundred and thirty years" (Genesis 5:5). This depiction involving the condemned serpent is written in the wisdom of contrast, as Jesus even says elsewhere: "wise as serpents" (Matthew 10:16). But it doesn't stop there, because if you read Numbers 22:20-22 there is yet another example of this sort of thing, as God condemns Balaam for doing the very act that he commanded him to do. The "go with them" command is a code for the opposite seen in Numbers 22:12-14 ("You shall not go with them"). Also read Proverbs 3:5 which teaches to "lean not on your own understanding". Why? Because that is the very thing one should do in order to empower themself⁠—resulting to their own mind (e.g. The Kybalion, Mentalism). Such is the case with Moses in Exodus 32:11-13 where he adheres to his own understanding, advising Yahweh, resulting in the repentance of God (Exodus 32:14). In essence, the rebellion is wisdom.
"For rebellion is the sin of witchcraft . . ." (1 Samuel 15:23)
This brings us to witchcraft: it is rebellion.5 When you understand the above notion of opposites, you will understand how this is a good thing. To rebel against foolishness exalts the practitioner, leading only to inevitable advancement. Again, the Hebraic writings are esoteric in nature, coated in inverted language; the "sin" here is the upright notion, for witchcraft is seen as "righteous" elsewhere (e.g. Genesis 44:15 "divination"), as Isaiah 26:16 says: "they uttered incantations" in a good lightMorality is indeed subjective, but the wise work things into a beneficial direction. There is no bondage in pure occultism. There are no confines, only boundless capability. 

Moreover, today's ideas of witchcraft are typically commercialized nonsense, turning tarot cards, crystals, and candle collections into a game of Clue, missing the initial spirituality behind such objects. To practice actual divination is not to limit oneself to particular trending objects, but rather, deep exploration of secret knowledge. Traditionally speaking, magic, occultism, and witchcraft are all one and the same. Witchcraft is also not limited to the feminine (as some may assume), for the same exact Hebrew term above (קֶסֶם "witchcraft") is likewise applied to the king in Proverbs 16:10 (which contrary to Christianity speaks of divination/witchcraft in a good light). You can also see this with Odysseus in The Odyssey, as he engages in the practice of necromancy (which is central to traditional witchcraft). Circe sets him and his companions in the direction of the House of Death (Book X), which of course leads into the later katabasis, a necromantic scene of darkness exhibiting its solar ecliptic involvement, as the Book begins with:
"The eye of the Sun can never flash his rays through the dark and bring them light, not when he climbs the starry skies . . ."
This speaks not of a sunset, but rather, darkness in the day ("climbs"), and hence the eclipse. Basically, the enlightenment is found within the darkness, as Odysseus is given the specific knowledge in the context of the dead. However, today people turn the concept of necromancy into what is seen in Beetlejuice, speaking of the dead as living people (misunderstanding the esoteric nature of ancient mythology). Nevertheless, the true practice is indeed witchcraft, and a pivotal interest of the actual occult (e.g. Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Hebraic, Tibetan). For more on this concept, see my article: Necromancy.

Besides all of this, one may wonder: "What about Satan? Does the occult involve Satanism?" What people need to realize is, that the modernistic circles of so called "Satanism" (be it theistic or philosophical) are simply a costume party (to say the least); they are pseudo-satanists. The actual concept of satan cuts back to ancient astrology (namely, the adversarial archetype). You may want to read my article on Satan & Lucifer, understanding that the "adversary" (שָׂטָן) is simply a mentality of the occult. Like the witchcraft explained above, it is to stand in opposition, as the Gnostic text of 1 John in the Bible asserts:
They are of the world. Therefore they speak [as] of the world, and the world hears them. (1 John 4:5)
This is a satanic text, teaching a stance in opposition to the worldly. It is the same exact Gnosticism seen in the anti-Christian Gospel of Thomas: "You, then, be on your guard against the world" (21). When this proper definition is understoodas far as the mythology goesJesus was a "satanist." Interestingly enough, the Latin Vulgate even identifies Jesus as Lucifer in 2 Peter 1:19. Yet, this simply ties into the celestial theology of the morning star (cf. Isaiah 14:12-13). Keep in mind, the ancient notion of "God" (אֵל) simply means power in Hebrew (e.g. Genesis 31:29). It is not the Christian idea of "God." 

In conclusion, these concepts all tie together hand in hand.6 Be it an occultist, esotericist, witch, satanist, magician, pagan, etc., they are all synonymous in their traditional meanings, and those who contend otherwise are simply confused on the matter. Notice, when it comes to odd definitions and strange understandings, one should not merely give in to the foolishness of society. They are the ones who need to correct themselves (not the other way around). The so-called occultists obtain this Christian sort of behavior of "giving in," as their minds are weakened and broken down into a fenced mentality of servitude. The mind is a powerful place, and through sound and focused meditation (guiding the mind in directions of proficiency), the actual occultist is placed into complete spiritual ascendancy.

Robert Anthony

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Endnotes:

1. Many hold to the trend of spelling magic with a "k" (magick, magik) like some kind of dogma (to the point of actually faulting "magic"). Although Crowley's inclusion makes sense⁠—distinguishing the idea from stage magic—it is in no way a necessity, as Arthur E. Waite even understood (note his translation of Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual). The commercial occultists viewing the k as some kind of "command" are simply missing the point. Any of the spellings (magic, magick, magik) are appropriate; word meanings are simply determined by context. 

2. Indeed, μάγοι, the nominative plural form of μάγος which means magician (same Greek used in Acts 13:6, 8 for the magician). Thus, "magicians from the East came to Jerusalem."

3. For some examples of fake occultism, see the articles: Tarl Warwick? or Hyperian?

4. Christians typically argue against the words "you shall surely die" (Genesis 2:17), asserting that it refers to a spiritual death. Yet, the text never says this; the Christians simply reason out in their minds that God cannot speak in this matter of lying. Yet, the Bible shows otherwise (e.g. 1 Samuel 2:30; Jonah 3:4, 10). Moreover, the apostle Paul (i.e. Gnosticism) understands the "you shall surely die" in Genesis as a physical death (see Romans 5:12-18), furthering the notion of opposites. In other words, the text showing that Adam did not die in that day being a code for just the opposite (esoteric culture, e.g. 1 Cor 9:9-10; Mark 4:11-12). Also, this wording of "in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die" is just as "in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God" (Genesis 3:5) which happened in that very day (Genesis 3:22).

5. Also see Witches & Prophets as well as Triadic Deity

6. When you understand that the gods are simply nature itself (e.g. the sun, moon, trees, mountains, etc.), divination (magic, witchcraft, occult) being a nature-based practice is indeed pagan.

Paganism

Although specifics may vary, the concept of paganism is generally defined as a religious perspective other than the Christian or Abrahamic worldview. Some may insist that it refers to polytheistic religions in particular, or even limit the scope to those "predating" the Christian or Abrahamic cultures. Nevertheless, when it comes to this issue, there are several different problems with the common point of view.

To begin, the Bible is not "Christian." Aside from the fact that it is covered in astrological occult literature, promoting witchcraft and sorcery to the core (see Witches & Prophets), it is quite obvious that Christians habitually reject the Biblical teachings, and this can actually be observed quite routinely. Unfortunately however, due to an immense amount of gullibility, many people simply take the Christian church at their word (Proverbs 14:15), falling for the lie that the mystically engulfed Bible is a "Christian" book. Nothing could be further from reality.

Moreover, what many people understand as "Abrahamism" is not Biblical Abrahamism at all; the Biblical Abraham was clearly a pagan.1 In fact, the Bible is so emphatically coated in pagan parallels, that only a fool would insist it is not pagan literature. You may even come across the insane statement of: "The Bible is not pagan, but its teachings were stolen from pagans." Those who claim this obviously are missing the boat on consistency. Pagan teachings are pagan teachings.

Additionally, similar to Greco-Roman paganism, or Egyptian paganism, the Abrahamic Biblical texts are not only loaded with sun worship (e.g. Psalm 84:11; Joshua 10:12-14),2 but also present polytheistic theology (e.g. Psalm 45:6-7; 82:6; Hebrews 1:8-9), as the heathen Philistines even understood Yahweh as "mighty Gods" in 1 Samuel 4:8. Plus, the Bible also identifies Moses as God and Yahweh himself (Exodus 7:1; Deuteronomy 29:2, 6); Moses is the horned God of the mountain (Exodus 34:30, 35) who meets with the solar deity of Israel (Exodus 19:20), and this is quite a scene of polytheism (for more see God of the Mountain).

Besides all of this, Norse paganism has the same characters "Adam and Eve" (as well as Noah) spoken of in the Prose Edda. Some may actually dispute over this, attempting to refuse the text, yet regardless of people denying the plain reading of the Prologue, it is nevertheless the textual evidence displayed. It also corresponds with the later mentioning of Ask and Embla in Gylfaginning, the obvious Adam and Eve parallelism (further making the point). And additionally, you not only have the Yggdrasil tree of Daniel 4:10-11, but also Odin, wounded by a spear, offering himself on the tree (The Poetic EddaHávamál, 139). This is very similar to Christ in the Bible (e.g. Galatians 3:13; John 10:17-18; 19:34, 37).

In summary, the popular definition of "paganism" is not very compelling (as shown above). Based on the comparative evidence, the motifs themselves depict quite a harmonious meaning. Clearly, all of these cultures are pagan, as they all teach the same kind of concepts. The Abrahamic mythology simply matches the other regions and perspectives in every sense of essence⁠—esoteric spiritualism, the actual occult.

Robert Anthony

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Endnotes:

1. For instance, he is found worshiping the triadic deity of Genesis 18:1-3. This is a common pagan motif (e.g. Hecate, the Parcae, Odin, Vili and Vé).

2. Notice in Joshua 10:12 it says: "Joshua spoke to the LORD . . . and he said . . . 'Sun, stand still". Here, Joshua identifies the Lord (Yahweh) as the Sun; he tells the Sun to stand still, but he is speaking to the Lord saying this in the context. Moreover, some may argue that in Psalm 84:11, "God is merely a sun, and not the sun." In other words, multiple suns? That is paganism (e.g. Helios & Apollo). There is also a "plurality of suns" view in Aztec culture, not to mention the fact that Isaiah 54:12 literally says "suns of you" (plural) in Hebrew (שִׁמְשֹׁתַיִךְ).



Hyperianism?

In today's spiritually deprived world of digital networking, "internet occultism" can be seen making its way⁠—like a swarm of mitesacross the algorithmic platforms of cell phone applications. This is a digital age; these things literally run the world today, and consequently, people have given in to nonsense quite hastily. One graphic example of such nonsense is of course Hyperianism, a movement (by default) associated with a man who goes by the name of Morgue. Who is Morgue? He is just another example of an internet commercial occultist.

You see, when it comes to the social media based communities of "occultism" and "witchcraft" (particularly on Instagram), the lack of substance is quite manifest. Anybody who is familiar with my work knows my perspective on this very issue, as I readily distribute controversial occult content which drives away the masses due to cognitive dissonance. Promptly refusing to give in to the nonsense of the mainstream, I present actual mystical practices of divination, pursuing deep esoteric studies of hidden wisdom; and unlike the commercialized multitudes, true occultists and witches can likewise be found on my page learning along with me. You see, contrary to the majority, we are concerned with actual theology.

Now, everybody has seen Morgue before⁠, as he periodically shows up with IGTV/YouTube videos displaying his Hyperian message of "New World Order". I was never motivated enough to write an article on the matter however, since it is just another example of the sort of general pseudo-spirituality I expose quite regularly. Well, all until recently that is, when I began to notice that he is influencing celebrities with his movement. That is quite a massive reach, and therefore a problem. Famous people retain power of platform, and therefore (at the click of a button) may influence untold thousands of people. Moreover, what you need to understand about celebrities is, they typically have no mental stability, since the fame and numbers go right to their heads. People of the world simply have no clue how to handle the mind; they are completely unaware of its nature. Thus, celebrities end up displaying an utter disconnection with reality due to a complete lack of mental prepotence—the overwhelming amount of pomposity engulfing them into a cavity of a perspective. And Morgue is over here feeding them ice cream (flattery). This is why he is able to gather a "Macy's Day Parade" of a following; it is a fake message he brings.

To begin, Morgue teaches in direct opposition to the occult practice of necromancy. On his website he claims:
"You never die. Only your bodily avatar passes away, but you are not your body." (Death is an Illusion)
This odd teaching makes the concept of "the dead" completely obsolete. The pivotal essence of necromancy is the corpse itself (i.e. the dead), yet Hyperians turn the corpse into an object distinct from the human being, subsequently diminishing the notion of necromancy. This strange Christian doctrine Morgue teaches is not only against ancient ideology (e.g. Egyptian, Greco-Roman, etc.), but also in complete contrast to nature itself⁠—the solar ecliptic corresponding phenomena of the heavens displaying light (wisdom) out of darkness (death),  reflecting the earthly occurrence below (microcosm). But do Hyperians understand such alchemy? Well of course not. You see, the entire notion hangs on the idea of the body returning to the dust from which it came, only to unify with the mystical earth itself in the end, and thus the ouroboros cosmology of life and death. This is why Book XI of Virgil's The Aeneid places emphatic focus upon the burial of the corpse itself. The practice of ancient necromancy is central to mankind's existence, and is a foundational point of the actual occult.

Furthermore, it is apparent that Hyperians do not understand the nature of the Bible; Morgue speaks as if the writings themselves are the problem,1 where in reality, Christianity (and their lies) is the issue. You see, pivotal to actual occultism is the understanding that the Bible is not a Christian source, but rather, a voluminous gathering of astrological occult literature. Christians (who reject the obvious pagan teachings of the Bible) simply lie, claiming that the Bible is "Christian." And, gullible people⁠ end up taking their word for it. Instead of Morgue properly explaining this to his massive following, he offers a rather confusing perspective. For instance, he will speak of mystical interpretations,2 yet fault the Bible itself as the problem. If it is an interpretational issue, then it is not the writings that are the problem; it is the interpreters. Morgue fails to catch this.3

Furthermore, in providing commentary on Genesis 22, Morgue speaks of the story of Abraham and Isaac in the context of an actual event of people.Notice, "people" are celestial concepts in Genesis (e.g. Genesis 37:9-10), and even a "mountain" in the case of Hagar (Galatians 4:24-25). Morgue doesn't tell this to his viewers though. Actually, child sacrifice in mythology is simply another depiction of the ouroboros, as man comes from God5 (Genesis 1:26-27), child comes from man (Genesis 15:4); the offering of the child back to the starting point simply displays the circularity of the ouroboros in the form of a mystery text (i.e. a sacrificial story). It is no different than Cronus devouring his children in Greek lore (another ourorobos). This is simply esoteric mythology—nothing entailing an event of actual people on earth.

Additionally, in the Hyperian Unity Document, on page 2 it says: "The Hyperian New World Order, guided by logic and reason . . ." On page 4 it says: "Logic and reason will prevail." Of course, by this he means his opinions of what logic and reason are. The subjectivity of Hyperian thinking is quite manifest in the fact that they condemn "old, traditional ways" (p. 2), yet claim: "We will bring back balance. We will restore sanity." Bring back? Restore? Those terms point to the past ("old"). Just what is being restored at that point? An old way ("we will bring back")? In other words, it is certain kinds of old ways Morgue is against⁠—making the entire "old vs new" point of view he preaches quite selective and meaningless.

In summary, these things are no surprise. The mainstream occult/witchcraft is hitting the media more and more by the day. Society⁠—with its complete and utter lack of discernment⁠—is tunneling giant masses of people into directions of absurdity. Thankfully, actual spiritual studies (with substance) will shield the individual from such foolishness of the world.

Robert Anthony

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Endnotes:

1. e.g. A Conversation with a Crazy Christian - Was Abraham Evil? @ 7:13 or 19:09

2. e.g. Will DMT Replace Religion? @ 10:05; The REAL Meaning of the Garden of Eden

3. Also see my articles: The Biblical Occult Christian Falsehood

4. Is God Actually the Devil? @ 2:46

5. God (אֵל) simply means "power" in Hebrew (e.g. Genesis 31:29).

6. By the way, Genesis is an anachronistic account. This can be seen both in Genesis 2:14 of the Septuagint where the text places the Assyrians in the time frame of Adam (before they existed), or even in Genesis 22:14 (the chapter at hand) where the writer says: "of which is it said today." The text simply points to later Hebrews redacting animal sacrifice into a human sacrifice story (Genesis 22:13), as is hinted towards in Ezekiel 20:25-26 (cf. Exodus 22:29-30; Judges 11:31-39; [cf. Micah 6:7-8; Hosea 6:6]).


Spells & Hexes

Traditionally speaking, spells and magic hexes are astrological concepts. Incantations are not mere words being spoken, but rather, have specific astral implications involved⁠—utterances of power by means of corresponding celestial phenomena. 

Explicit examples of traditional incantations can of course be found in The Egyptian Book of the Dead. For instance, the recitation for the day of burial (ch. 1B.) speaks of the deceased being delivered from worms which feed upon them; yet, the spell is nonetheless placed in the context of the heavens, concluding with Ra (the sun). Or, you have the some what "lengthy" spell of chapter XVII, which is emphatically astrological in its description. The incantation even speaks from the point of view of Ra himself (108-109), commanding the movement of Osiris. Preceding this setting you have the mention of "the seven Shining ones," a clear depiction of the constellation Ursa Minor, as they are distinguished from Ursa Major (i.e. the Thigh)1 "in the northern sky" (92). This spell basically commands the constellation: "grant that I may come to you." In other words, it is an effort in controlling the power of the stars. Plates XXV-XXVI even describe transmutation, becoming a star in the sky after death. 

Moreover, when it comes to magical curses (or hexes) in particular, one may look towards the Key of Solomon. Within the conjuration of chapter VI, you have the mention of the curse "unto the depth of the Great Abyss."Given the nature of the Key of Solomon⁠, its connection with the Testament of Solomon (an explicit astrological work), such a notion can likewise be seen as celestial. Right before this instance, the pentacles "which proceed and come from heaven" are mentioned, later followed by "Angels of God" and "Celestial Spirits." Within the confines of Hebraic culture, angels are "stars" (e.g Revelation 1:20; 12:4, 7; cf. Psalm 103:19-21/Deuteronomy 4:19).2 This all cuts into a sky context therefore⁠.

Furthermore, the Key of Solomon is basically the Book of Leviticus with variations (see Hebrew Grimoire). And, the Book of Deuteronomy likewise contains magical language—specifically the curse lists of Deuteronomy 27:15-26; 28:15-19 where the people were to say אָמֵן ("Amen," i.e. "so be it"), just like in the Key of Solomon. The Hebrew term for "cursed" (אָרַר) in these passages is also connected with the heavens, as exemplified in Job 3:8-9 where those who curse the day "are ready to wake up Leviathan." This flows into ecliptic dragon lore, an effort in bringing about darkness upon the day (the sun). Basically, the dragon swallowing the sun and spitting it out (fire) is a solar eclipse.4 Thus, cursing the day is an attempt at bringing about this event of darkness.

Additionally, notice 2 Kings 2:24 where the prophet Elisha places a hex upon the 42 stars ("children" = "stars" e.g. Genesis 22:17; 26:4; 37:9-10). The astrological nature of this story is quite obvious when understanding the concept of the chariot of the sun in the context (2 Kings 2:11; e.g. Helios, Sol, Surya). The practice of such cursing is perceived through the lens of the mystical heavens and earth: "As above, so below" equating "As below, so above." The writing of such mythology itself is an attempt at controlling heavenly occurrences; in the case of this story, it is as the Key of Solomon: an attack aimed at heavenly powers.5

Moreover, The Curse of Agade is also worth mentioning.6 In this Mesopotamian lamentation, nature itself (i.e. the gods, e.g. Suen, Utu, Enki) curses the city of Agade (Akkad). Beginning with "the Bull of Heaven" (i.e. Taurus), followed by the practice of extispicy (divination by use of animal entrails), this story ends with quite a graphic depiction of ruins as the city is cursed by the gods. Unlike the modern world, ancient civilization⁠—understanding calamity from a mystical perspective⁠—attributed such atrocities to nature itself. It is no surprise therefore to come across literature that speaks in opposition to the stars. Yet depending on the context, one may use the corresponding heavenly phenomena7 in an effort of returning it back below, cursing their earthly enemies in this manner (Lamentations 3:65; Joshua 6:26). Such is the power of incantation.

Lastly, there is also the Greek work: Oedipus at Colonus (Sophocles); in this writing, Oedipus indeed mentions the utterance of a curse in the context of the sun,yet what is particularly worth noting is the statement: "Thus to remove the inveterate curse of old . . ." Removing the curse? Obviously this describes not a mere instance, but rather, an ongoing curse. This likewise fits the Book of Revelation (another Greek writing) which says: "And there shall be no more curse" (Rev 22:3). In other words, the curse (καταναθεμα) was removed

[Also see the accompanying video: Spells & Hexes]

Robert Anthony

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Endnotes:


1. Ursa Major being one and the same as Osiris (they are used synonymously in the text).

2. The Key of Solomon mentions "Angelical Powers which are in the Heavens" (ch.VI). Notice also Judges 5:20, "They fought from the heavens; the stars from their courses fought against Sisera." Also note Revelation 12:7 where an angelic war occurs in the heavens.

3. The grimoire even instructs to perform this conjuration turning towards specific directions (East, and if not, South, West, and North). The practice is not the mere speaking of words. And moreover, the conjuration also mentions: "Jacob heard, and saw the Ladder which touched Heaven, and the Angels who ascended and descended upon it." This draws from Genesis 28:12 and depicts the "above and below" involvement of the stars (angels). Basically, God (power) is above the ladder (28:13), yet among Jacob (on earth), as he calls this location "El Bethel" (God of the house of God) later on (Genesis 35:7). Thus, the powers above descending below.

4. In Revelation 12:4, right in the context of the heavens (12:1), "the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born." The Child can be seen as Christ via "was to rule all nations with a rod of iron" (cf. Rev 19:15), Christ (God) being the sun of course (e.g. Psalm 84:11).

5. Psalm 148:2-3 well demonstrates taking control of the heavens. Actually, "Psalms" and prayers can be seen as incantations. The prayers to Yahweh in the sky are in essence an attempt at controlling his actions (e.g. Psalm 109). Of course, Yahweh is simply nature itself⁠—be it the sun (Psalm 84:11), "the morning star" (Revelation 22:16), or other concepts; he is one with all things (e.g. 1 Corinthians 15:28; Colossians 3:11; Hebrews 13:8; John 14:8-11; 17:22-23), including the earth itself (Job 12:8a).
O LORD, in distress they looked for you; they uttered incantations because of your discipline. (Isaiah 26:16, NET)
Here, the word לַחַשׁ ("incantations") is used in a good light. This is a classic example of Christianity being unbiblical. The NKJV has "prayers" in this passage instead of "incantations" (illustrating my point), but the word's usage elsewhere depicts "incantation" (Isaiah 3:3; HCSB "necromancer"; Ecclesiastes 10:11) and even "amulet" (Isaiah 3:20). The term is from לָחַשׁ (lâchash) which is used in Psalm 58:5 for "magicians" (NET) "who skillfully weave spells" (HCSB). Or note the usage in Psalm 41:7 where the "wicked" are whispering (יִתְלַחֲשׁוּ) against him, and the next passage fits a hex: 
“An evil disease,” [they say,] “clings to him. And [now] that he lies down, he will rise up no more.” (Psalm 41:8)
6. Then again, so is the Amorites and "the spells of their incantations" (2 Baruch 60)

7. Notice Deuteronomy 21:22 which says: "he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree." This is explained as crucifixion via Acts 5:30; 10:39; Galatians 3:13 (cf. Genesis 40:19; Joshua 8:29; 10:26). The one crucified on the tree is described as cursed (Deuteronomy 21:23). Of course, crucifixion is a celestial concept, as seen with Jesus in Luke 23:45; "the sun was darkened" in the context of his death (Luke 23:45-46). Well, back in Deuteronomy 21:23, it specifically notes that "his body shall not remain overnight on the tree," and that if it did the land would be defiled. Notice, the sun does not come out at night! This is a classic example of "above & below" in the context of a curse.

8. "Goddesses, allow Thy suppliant to utter yet one curse! Wretch, now my eyes are gone thou hast torn away The helpless maiden who was eyes to me; For these to thee and all thy cursed race May the great Sun, whose eye is everywhere, Grant length of days and old age like to mine." (Oedipus at Colonus)


Ouroboros

The ouroboros: a depiction of infinite cycle and seasonal continuance. It is often portrayed as a serpent/dragon eating its own tail, but as a motif of nature, its meaning actually expands into various differing contexts.

For one, the ouroboros is a cosmological perspective. Unlike the common worldview of time beginning (or being created) at some point, the ouroboros displays just the opposite, time (and nature in general) having neither beginning nor end. Furthermore, the early concept of "God" was understood as part of nature itself, and thus the concept also manifests in this manner, as The Egyptian Book of the Dead describes Ra (the sun) as being "self-begotten" (ch. XV). This is also the case with Jesus who begets himself in the Bible (John 1:14; 14:7-9). These are classic examples of the ouroboros in ancient literature. It actually springs up repeatedly in different forms: Jesus taking his own life, and raising himself from the dead (John 2:19-21; 10:17-18); King Saul falling upon his own sword (1 Samuel 31:4-5); Melchizedek the priest "having neither beginning of days nor end of life" (Hebrews 7:1-3). In fact, Wisdom itself is described as being birthed in Proverbs 8:24, and since God/Christ was understood as Wisdom (e.g. 1 Corinthians 1:24), this is yet another instance of a self-birth taking place. Wisdom, brought forth? By what wisdom? Such is the mystery of nature⁠—and so it is displayed. 

There is also an alchemical correlation, the ouroboros understood as "the change and return of the year" (Atalanta Fugiens) being consistent with the "lion devouring the sun" imagery seen in alchemy⁠—the lion (vitriol) purifying the sun (matter), resulting in gold, of course paralleling the solar eclipse (see Ecliptic Lore). Thus, you have the "change of the times upon ecliptic purification" notion coinciding with the renewal of circularity (ouroboros). A good example of this is the astral story of The Book of Job, where the darkness comes suddenly upon his life, and yet at its departure, the resumption springs forth (Job 42:12-17) as Job enters into a brighter eon⁠—quite the transmutation process. 

Finally, the concept of self-cannibalism shows up repeatedly in ancient mythology, and this is yet another form of the ouroboros. Such a thing is found in Book 8 of Ovid's Metamorphoses, as Erysichthon "gnawed his own flesh, and he tore his limbs and fed his body all he took from it." In other words, like something out of Antropophagus (1980)! 

Additionally, the Tanakh describes the Hebrews eating their own children (e.g. Leviticus 26:29; 2 Kings 6:28-29; Jeremiah 19:9; Ezekiel 5:10; Lamentations 4:10), which of course is an esoteric description of them eating themselves, as Deuteronomy 28:53 states: "You shall eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and your daughters" (cf. Genesis 15:4). Even the symbolic eating of Jesus' body (Matthew 26:26) describes self-cannibalism, as the congregation eating his flesh is described as "the body of Christ" itself (1 Corinthians 12:27; 11:24-26). Thus, Christ eating himself.

Robert Anthony