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, 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 varieties; be 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. And, like Dionysus in The Bacchae,Jesus is clearly a demigod. Demigod? Indeed, the equilibrium of the divine and mortality, another display of correspondence. See, 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 that 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). 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. 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. As The Bacchae notes, Dionysus was delivered to divinity through Zeus' lightning flash, subsequently placed into a secret birthing chamber, buried in his thigh.

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


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 child 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


Christian Falsehood

Christianity: a spiritually deprived religion of deceit and compulsion—there is really no disputing that this is the case. Yet what is also just as bad (if not worse) is today's community of commercial based occultism, and their complete and utter inability to discern the difference between the Bible (an occult source) and Christianity (foolishness). Note: the Bible is not a Christian concept; rather, it is coated in esoteric astrology and mystery teachings; it is one of the largest bodies of occult literature that we presently have. When this simple and basic point is missed, what follows after is total confusion and chaos⁠—quite a depiction of today's so-called dark arts community.1

Simply put, Christianity is a cavity of society. It teaches its adherents an unwarranted mentality of credulousness—typically based on eternal damnation (see Turned into Hell). This of course creates a vulnerable mindset of susceptibility, leaving the individual thoroughly powerless at heart.2 The occult on the other hand is in one's favor, beneficially focusing the mind towards spiritual matters (the obtaining of mystical wisdom). These perspectives are quite in contrast to one another, and surely enough, the Bible is likewise in contrast to Christianity. This is why Christians can often be seen rejecting its doctrines.3

What's more is, typically those who see the Bible as mere "nonsense," haven't even studied the writings in any kind of extensive manner. So, it is really no marvel to witness so many minds being controlled by the deceiving church, as people often get puppet-stringed into this lie that the Bible is a "Christian" thing. Accepting and going along with the mere Christian claim that the Bible is "their book" is simply giving in to the bear trap; it is very gullible and senseless. Why? Because the Bible is actually coated in ancient occultism! Truly, one cannot even read Eliphas Levi's book Transcendental Magic unless they are learned in the Bible, since he references Biblical notions left and right in such a work (e.g., p. 81, 245, 237, 307, 335, 339-342, 399). It is no wonder Levi spoke of the concept of being "advanced far in exegesis" (ibid. p. 128); he obviously was not duped as people today often are.

Additionally, much of the problem is due to misperception regarding the actual Biblical stories. In other words, those who are of this above mentioned mentality may think: "The Bible? I am not believing in Jesus as a savior who died for my sins!" Yet, such fools fail to understand the enigmatic culture of the literature at hand (as do Christians). For instance, Jesus is a solar character; the Gospels are Gnostic writings. The crucifixion and resurrection are a solar eclipse taking place (Luke 23:45-46; 24:2-3). This is esoteric mythology in other words, and such people fail to recognize this. It is no different than Greco-Roman culture, as the Bible basically is Greco-Roman culture (at least when you understand the nature of the Septuagint and the Greek New Testament). Such "salvation" spoken of is simply the enlightenment of this eon (John 10:10), a salvation from corruption in this present time period ("you have" 1 John 5:13); the receiving of wisdom through the necromantic context of light in other words (see Necromancy). This is simply Gnostic teaching (not Christian), and modernized "occultists" simply reject such dark arts knowledge.

Further, to exemplify just how such mystery culture works, notice how the apostle Paul in Galatians 4:22-25 understands the character Hagar from Genesis; he understands her as a mountain. As he says: "for this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia" (Galatians 4:25). This is a classic example of the proper Biblical perspective; it is obscure reading. Jesus (the sun, Ps. 84:11) taught in the same esoteric manner (e.g. Mark 4:10-12; John 4:5-14, 32-34; 6:51-52, 60-63). As Paul also says in 1 Corinthians 9:9,
For it is written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” Is it oxen God is concerned about? 
In other words, the text of Deuteronomy 25:4 reads as "oxen", but oxen is not the concern nevertheless (even though it reads that way). And so it is with the Bible in general; people frequently have no idea how to read it. And, this is the same kind of culture as Egypt, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Norse, etc. They are all mystery cultures whose writings contain esoteric symbolism, stories of the sun, moon, and stars (and in some cases mountains, trees, etc.). It is just as the Native American Ojibwa tribe tale of The Sun and the Moon. Basically, the story tells of a husband chasing his wife, going after her; yet at the end of the tale, it explains both characters as the sun and moon the entire time.4 This is the same exact way the Hebrews understood things (see Genesis 37:9-10; Psalm 19:4-5).

Moreover, another emphatic example of the Bible teaching in direct opposition to Christianity is the topic of divination. In Genesis 44:15, the "righteous character" Joseph says to his brothers: "Did you not know that such a man as I can certainly practice divination?" This statement is made in the context of verse 5, where Joseph rhetorically reveals that he "indeed practices divination" (as he says in the passage). A Christian website argues against this Biblical teaching however, stating:
"If Joseph did practice divination with the silver cup, it was not divination in the pagan sense but seeking God’s will through a particular method." (https://www.gotquestions.org/Joseph-divination.html, fourth paragraph)
The fact of the matter is, it is in the pagan sense, as this is actually a pagan practice of divination known as scyphomancy. The Bible is very pagan. In fact, that is one of the common errors people often make: they are totally fine with paganism, yet repudiate the Bible, even though the Bible parallels the paganism. Such an unsubstantiated bias is anything but "occult," as it is not a perspective of wisdom or harmony, but rather, of confusion and incoherence.

Furthermore, Proverbs 16:10 says point blank: 
Divination is on the lips of the king; his mouth must not transgress in judgment.
This puts divination (magic) in a good light. Also, the "wise men" of Matthew 2:1 are literally magicians (Magi), since the Greek term used there is actually μάγοι, a nominative plural form of μάγος which means magician (the same Greek is used in Acts 13:6, 8 for the "evil" magician). Thus, "magicians from the East came to Jerusalem." Aaron (Moses' brother) can likewise be seen practicing magic in Exodus chapter 7. There, the Concordant Literal Version even states that the magicians "did so with their occultisms" (Exodus 7:11); if you read the verse prior, Moses' brother Aaron is doing the same thing they are.

However, one may also wonder about a passage like Leviticus 19:26, which actually condemns the practice of divination. Or, Deuteronomy 18:10 which condemns witchcraft. Is this not in opposition to the above passages with Joseph? Welcome to ancient literature⁠:

What needs to be understood is that Bible does not teach the Bible. Instead, it teaches the concept of scrolls, tablets, and writings in general (e.g. Exodus 24:12; 31:18; Isaiah 30:8; Hosea 8:12; Daniel 10:21; 2 Timothy 3:15-16). It never demands "one book" containing consistent teaching (as Christians believe with the doctrine of innerancy). To the contrary, the Bible teaches against the idea of innerancy (e.g. Deuteronomy 4:2; 12:32; Jeremiah 8:8-9; Revelation 22:18-19), and even describes men as "perverting the words" in Jeremiah 23:36. Thus, it is no surprise to find opposing teachings scattered. This is not unusual when dealing with the ambiguous nature of ancient literature⁠—such is archaeology, and should be expected in regards to the compilation of differing documents. This kind of issue also fits the "warring of perspectives" notion (see Witches & Prophets).

Moreover, this sort of thing is only problematic in the Christian kind of world view; for the occultist, when it comes to cultures of antiquity and their mystical writings, all of them can be used; any of the texts can be studied and tested (1 Thess. 5:21) regardless of the variation in teachingsWhy? Because comparative mythology is a tool of divination. The earth itself works in patterns and variety⁠—whether it is crops, animals, or even human idealogies in general, all are a product of the earth, and can therefore be utilized in magical studies. As Job 12:8 says: "speak to the earth, and it will teach you." This of course falls in line with the micro/macrocosm perspective, the world understood as a body.5 When this is all understood, the occult nature of the Bible suddenly becomes manifest.

Finally, one may argue that Acts 11:26 mentions the disciples being called "Christians" in Antioch. Acts 26:28 has a king saying "You almost persuade me to become a Christian." And, 1 Peter 4:16 says "Yet if [anyone suffers] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed." The issue? These are English Christian translations of the Bible. And, they are anachronistic therefore. The Greek word used in each of these instances is actually Χριστιανός, and its context is esoteric Gnostics, the astral Christ (Christos), not Protestantism or Catholicism (Christianity). It is an entirely different concept in other words, as the latter teaches a very mundane, force-fed ideology, while the former presents traditional spirituality.

Robert Anthony

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Endnotes:

1. If you are unaware of the difference between true occultism and commercial occultism, you may want to watch my video on the subject.

2. Which is totally against Moses in Exodus 32 of course. Instead of "giving in" to Yahweh's ideas, Moses put forth his own idea (directly in contrast to God's idea), and ended up changing God's mind to his point of view (Exodus 32:7-14). This is a good example of self empowerment.

3. An emphatic example of this is well demonstrated on www.carm.org (a Christian website) which says: "God does not create evil in the moral sense" (https://carm.org/does-god-create-evil). Aside from the fact that Isaiah 45:7 point blank says that God creates evil (KJV), Lamentations 3:38 likewise asserts:
Out of the mouth of the most High proceeds not evil and good?
The Hebrew word for "evil" here is רַע, and it is used in the "moral sense" (e.g. Micah 2:1). What Christians completely lack wisdom on is the correspondences of good and evil (the equilibrium of opposites). This occult philosophy cuts back to early perspectives, and is well illustrated here in the Hebrew Bible. Keep in mind, Yahweh is being understood from an ouroboros point of view, a primary source in nature, just as Ra is described in The Egyptian Book of the Dead ("self-begotten" ch. XV). The good and evil balance is simply part of nature (the ancient idea of "God"), and Christianity is completely in the dark on this issue.

4. Native American Myths and Legends, p. 161-162

5. Note 1 Corinthians 15:12-27 where the apostle Paul uses this sort of ancient occult philosophy to explain the congregation as the body of Christ. 


The Inverted Cross

The notion of the inverted cross⁠ has undoubtedly been "flipped on its head" over time. What is often displayed today in a setting of merchandise and satanic band imagery, really has very little to do with the actual dark arts of antiquity. 

Textually speaking, the concept of inverted crucifixion actually links back to Gnosticism—specifically The Acts of Peter, a Gnostic1 text which people may confuse with The Acts of Peter and Paul (a completely separate work). The latter has the Apostle Peter being crucified upside down in a context of him not being worthy to die in the same way as Jesus. The Acts of Peter on the other hand gives an entirely different explanation.
And the Lord said unto him: I go into Rome to be crucified. And Peter said unto him: Lord, art thou (being) crucified again? He said unto him: Yea, Peter, I am (being) crucified again. And Peter came to himself: and having beheld the Lord ascending up into heaven, he returned to Rome, rejoicing, and glorifying the Lord, for that he said: I am being crucified: the which was about to befall Peter. (The Acts of Peter, XXXV)
Now of course, when many people hear concepts like "Jesus" or "the Apostle Peter" brought up, they immediately think Christianity. Why? Because they do not understand the occult nature of the Bible. This is Gnosticism, ancient occultism in its traditional form. Jesus and Peter are solar characters;  these texts are mystery writings, covered in enigmas and motifs. This is not "Christianity" as many have been deceived into thinking. In fact, notice here in the text that there is an equation made between Peter and Christ. Jesus being crucified again, is in fact, Peter being crucified. As he says: "I am (being) crucified again" referring to Peter's upcoming death. This of course cuts back to the ancient belief of unified manifestation⁠—a plurality of being; the same concept can likewise be seen in the Gospel of Thomas where James the Just is spoken of as Christ himselfby means of description (1:12), and thus, the equation.3

Moreover, notice how Jesus ascends into heaven (above) while Peter remains on earth (beneath) in this story, the "As above, so below" apothegm being displayed in such an equation of opposites. In fact, Peter goes on to describe this very concept after:
Concerning which the Lord saith in a mystery: Unless ye make the things of the right hand as those of the left, and those of the left as those of the right, and those that are above as those below, and those that are behind as those that are before, ye shall not have knowledge of the kingdom. (The Acts of PeterXXXVIII, bold added)
This is all said while he is hanging upon the upside down cross, as he previously describes saying: "I beseech you the executioners, crucify me thus, with the head downward and not otherwise." Plus, in essence, the text subsequently leads into traditional Necromancy, his death signifying the idea of "man that first came unto birth" (as Peter adds). In other words, this inverted death on the cross is teaching somethingsomething of mystery and secret knowledge. This can be learned from the death (i.e. necromancy). 

Additionally, the symbol of the inverted cross is often associated with Satan today. However, as misinformation hailstorms upon individuals within the acquisitive "satanic culture," the ancient concept of satan shows itself to be quite the adversarial mythological archetype. Satan is simply a motif (e.g. Samael, Azazel, Demiurge), not a specific single being or character (as the Christian church evidently has confused many people into thinking). And, Satan is not lucifer either; lucifer is a latin term astrologically referring to the king of Babylon in Isaiah 14:12 (parallel to the Hebrew word הֵילֵל), as well as referring to Jesus himself in the Latin Vulgate (2 Peter 1:19 "morning star"). And, of course, the Apostle Peter is identified as satan, as Jesus says:
Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”  But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.” (Matthew 16:22-23)
This is the same exact Greek construction used in Matthew 4:10 when Jesus says to the devil: "Get behind me Satan!" (ύπαγε οπίσω μου σατανά). The term satan simply means adversary, specifically in a solar ecliptic context. In other words, it is a concept that takes the opposite position of light (e.g. Zechariah 3:1), and consistent with the Trismegistus aphorism, there is a correspondence put forth. This is emphatically seen in the Book of Job where satan is seen in opposition to Yahweh, yet nevertheless "by his side" (so to speak) in the heavens; thus, the equivalence.4 It is the same with Matthew 4, as Jesus and Satan are in contrast to one another, the devil nonetheless is in the position of power as he is ("All these things I will give You if . . ." Matthew 4:9). And so, this same pattern is seen with Peter and Jesus—Peter is an offense to Christ, satanic, and yet on his side as an Apostle simultaneously.

Lastly, some may argue for a difference between the Gnostic Peter and the Peter of the Biblical Gospels; yet such people fail to discern that the Gospels are indeed Gnostic (see The Gnostic New Testament). Further, compare the reversed crucifixion in the Acts of Peter to Jesus' words to him at the end of the Gospel of John:
“Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry [you] where you do not wish.” This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me.” (John 21:18-19, bold added)

Robert Anthony

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Endnotes:

1. Gnosticism being quite the occult practice, as Richard Cavendish was even able to grasp (The Black Arts, p. 131), but apparently many others fail to see.

2. Compare "for whose sake heaven and earth came into being" to Colossians 1:16.

3. Also see John 14:7-10; 17:20-21 [10:30-31]; Matthew 25:34-45; Galatians 2:20; 1 Corinthians 15:28 for more on a "oneness" concept.

4. Actually, the entire Book of Job seems to just be one big solar eclipse. Notice, it starts off good, sudden darkness arises, but towards the end, light comes into Job's life as things are restored. What is relevant here is the coinciding notion of Yahweh and Satan as opposites. Basically, once the "lunar darkeness" (Satan, the eclipse) comes into the picture, the anguish begins. Later on when God steps in for the restoration, all is well again.