In "The Kingdom of Darkness Encircles North America," Vishal Mangalwadi, founder-president of BOMI/Revelation Movement and author of "The Book That Made Your World: How the Bible Created the Soul of Western Civilization!" wrote that his third visit to North America opened his eyes to the magnitude and the power of massive forces of darkness facing the faithful. Because darkness has deeply penetrated much of the body of the church it is hard to estimate how much essential theology and how many churches in North America have been lost.
Over and across our demonically darkened paganized society the idea of Satan and Satanism are uncomfortable subjects for most people, including many Christians, particularly 'woke' social justice evangelicals. It wasn't always this way. The apocalyptic prophet Fyodor Dostoevsky for example, knew that the modern ‘isms’ burning in the minds of Godless revolutionaries were of the Powers and Principalities and revolutionary leaders such as Karl Marx were demonically possessed but would only become aware of it until too late.
Unconscious Worship of Satan
While Satanism is the conscious worship of Satan and is historically rare there is also historically widespread unconscious Satanism throughout the West and America. (1 Cor. 10:20):
"...the whole world lies in the power of the evil one." 1 John 5:19 ESV
Unconscious Satanism undergirds ancient and modern pagan worship of creative energy (ie. Darwinism and Teilhardism) symbolized by the serpent and grounded in ancient Mesopotamian literature with its evolutionary account of origins and one-dimensional pagan model of reality.
From the time of Babylon mankind has been worshipping creative energy prominently featured within the Mysteries and Ageless Wisdom traditions from all around the world. The legendary history of Greece, Rome, Phoenicia, Egypt, and India, for instance, are filled with stories of man's evolutionary serpentine ancestry:
"When Aenas was about to worship at the tomb of Anchises, his father...a serpent appeared and glided among the altars, tasted the food Aeneas had placed there and then departed.... Aeneas did not know whether it was the genius loci or his father's (serpent) spirit." (The Worship of Creative Energy as Symbolized by the Serpent, Charles Edward Herring)
The solar deity Kneph, was a serpent in a fiery circle and Osiris and Isis were essentially identical with Kneph,
"The worship of Isis, the moon-goddess, was equally entwined with ophiolatry. Her emblem was the horned viper...The Egyptians often represented Isis and Osiris together, as two serpents." (The Cult of the All-Seeing Eye, Robert Keith Spenser, p. 35)
All of the pagan gods and goddesses worshipped and served by the world's nations were symbols of creative energy symbolized by serpents that really do exist. They are wicked seraphim – Watchers and Powers and Principalities:
"There are "good" serpentine beings (seraphim) who guard God's throne (so Isaiah 6's seraphim), and there are fallen, wicked serpentine beings (seraphim) who rebelled against the Most High at various times, and who became the pagan gods of the other nations." (Michael Heiser, "Serpentine/Reptilian Divine Beings in the Hebrew Bible: A Preliminary Investigation," cited by Bryan Godawa, "Enoch Primordial," p. 363)
The Serpent Biting Its Tail
In addition to serpent-powered creative energy, the serpent biting its tail is another important occult pagan symbol. This serpent symbolizes the one-dimensional pagan reality of the Void (1) and/or monism:
The cosmos is all that is, or ever was, or ever will be." Carl Sagan
All Ageless Wisdom traditions feature monism, said Dr. Gary North. Monism erases the Creator-creature distinction and is common to all occult systems,
".... from the magical sects of the East to the gnostics of the early church period, and from there unto today's preachers of cosmic evolution and irresistible karma." Monism teaches, ".... we are all gods in the making. Out of One has preceded the many, and back into One are the many traveling. Eastern mystics, philosophical Hegelians, and followers of Teilhard de Chardin are all agreed on the reality of ultimate monism." (Unholy Spirits: Occultism and New Age Humanism, Gary North, p. 60)
While monism posits the cosmic or natural dimension with two heavens, existence in the natural dimension of space and time is not the only form of existence. Timeless is the supernatural realm (third heaven) of the eternally existing, omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent Holy Triune God of Revelation and Creation.
Not just two heavens but three.
The first heaven is the immediate sky, or earth's atmosphere. (Genesis 2:19; 7:3, 23; Psalms 8:8; Deuteronomy 11:17) All people who have had out-of-body experiences by way of near-death or psychedelic drugs such as DMT, or through shamanism for example, can testify to the existence of their own souls as well as of the abode of gods, goddesses, Space Brothers, reptilians, Nordics, insectoids, and other frightening, evil beings. This abode they imagine to be the Void (nothingness) or utopia but it is really the abyss inhabited by demons and fallen angels, the "spirits of wickedness under the heavens" (Eph. 6:12) and "the prince of the powers of the air." (Eph. 2:2; Gen. 3:1)
According to the Apostle Paul, spirits of wickedness thrown down from the third heaven are dispersed in a multitude throughout the first heaven. It is with this abode of fallen angels and demons that Indian god-men (2), shaman, and contemporary New Age mediums interact and to which astral plane travelers from the time of Nimrod to our own have been visiting:
"Western observers began participating in shamanistic sessions involving hallucinogenic plants, (and) found, to their astonishment, that they could have experiences similar to those described by shamans." 'Life' magazine popularized shamanism in a 1957 story, "In Mexico, American banker Gordon Wasson ate psilocybin mushrooms in a session conducted by (a) shaman." Wasson described to 'Life's' readers his experience of "flying out of his body." Narby and Huxley report that "hundreds of thousands of people read Wasson's account, and many followed his example." (Modern Shamanism: Spirit Contact & Spiritual Progress, James Herrick, p. 17, from "On Global Wizardry, edited by Peter Jones)
When the soul comes out of its' body upon its death, it is immediately within the realm of evil spirits. According to early Church Fathers, if the soul is that of a faithful believer it will be met by one of Gods' Holy Angels and escorted to the third heaven. If not, it will meet with deceiving, malignant spirits.
Shamanists and practicing occultists such as Carl Jung know that all about us and even here on earth there exist powerful, intelligent, evil beings that move so fast we cannot see them, who emit rays outside the spectrum of our vision and communicate among themselves on a wavelength beyond what man can hear and apprehend, thus they can observe us, inflate our most disordered, evil passions, overcome our wills, and influence our dreams and thoughts for good or bad. They can also, by way of telepathy or automatic writing, transmit through someone like Nietzsche or Carl Jung teachings from the demonic realm.
According to the highly celebrated Jung, Philemon, a winged, horned demon, supervised and inspired the writing of the "Seven Sermons to the Dead." Jung described the occasion like this:
"The whole house was...crammed full of spirits. They were packed deep right up to the door, and the air was so thick I could hardly breathe...Then it began to flow out of me, and in the course of three evenings the thing (Septem Sermones ad Mortuos) was written." (Jung relates how his soul departed into the timeless realm)...the mystical land of the dead (and) soon after the....'dead' appeared to me and the result was the Septem Sermones." (To Hell and Back, Maurice S. Rawlings, M.D., p.143)
Spirits can, and do, influence the minds of God-hating evolutionary humanists who then trumpet the demonic ‘isms’ dropped into their minds as their own brilliant ideas and do the work of devils by leading astray millions of people with their damnable soul-destroying teachings.
The Second and Third Heavens
The second heaven is the starry heavens or outer space (Deuteronomy17: 3; Jeremiah 8:2; Matthew 24:29), but the third heaven is outside of time and space, meaning the first and second heavens, thus outside the reach of man's science. The timeless third heaven is where God the Father with Jesus Christ seated on His right and the holy angels and spirits of righteous men in possession of eternal life dwell and to which Paul was taken. (Deuteronomy 10:14; 1 Kings 8:27; Psalms 115:16; 148:4; 2 Cor.12: 2)
Forces of Darkness Within Church and State
“The pagan intellectuals reclothed their original ideas in a garment of christian phraseology but bestowed the keys of the symbolism only upon those duly initiated and bound to secrecy” Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages
"...the occult penetrates the lowered defenses of the Christian tradition...The entire symbology of Christianity yields to other, sometimes older symbologies with their underlying creeds and doctrines." (The Pagan Temptation, Thomas Molnar, pp. 166-167)
For the demonically darkened paganized West and America serpent energy together with ancient creeds were repackaged during the Renaissance and nineteenth century in Christian clothes and as evolutionary science and ideology by a brotherhood of powerfully influential Western occultists at the highest levels of church, society and government. Thus today unconscious Satanism abounds throughout the West and America. Its' spirit flows through nihilist ideologies and evolutionary 'religions' such as Marxism, Secular Humanism, Progressivism, Transhumanism, Evolutionary Theism, Progressive Christianity, and New Age spirituality.
According to New Age insider and unconscious Satanist David Spangler, Lucifer is the angel of the Voids’ primary creative energy – evolution:
"The true light of this great being can only be recognized when one's own eyes can see with the light of the Christ, the light of the inner sun. Lucifer works within each of us to bring us to wholeness, and as we move into the New Age, which is the age of man's wholeness, each of us is brought to that point which I term the Luciferic Initiation, the particular doorway through which the individual must pass if he is to come fully into the presence of his light and his wholeness." (David Spangler, Reflections on the Christ, Findhorn Lecture Series, 3rd ed., 1981; p. 45)
The modern evolutionary, animist and occult traditions of the spiritually pagan and mystically pantheist Western ruling classes and Global Oligarchy are revamped versions of Ageless Wisdom Teachings grounded in serpent powered creative energy.
Writing in affirmation, Corinne McLaughlin and Gordon Davidson, the politically influential co-authors of " of "Spiritual Politics: Changing the World from the Inside Out," reveal that concealed behind today's spiritual revolutionary politics are Ageless Wisdom teachings preserved by occultists since the Egyptian pantheon (27th-30th centuries B.C). These ancient teachings, said the authors, have been handed down over the ages to modern occultists in the time of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment and on into our own time:
"For centuries, the Ageless Wisdom in the West was shielded from an unprepared public.... The unveiled truths were handed down only orally by individual teachers to tested disciples or by certain religious groups and secret societies, such as the Cabbalists, Druids, Essenes, Sufis, Knights Templar, Rosicrucian's, Freemasons, and others who carefully guarded the teachings down through the centuries. A study of these secret societies would reveal powerful influences on the history of nations...." (Spiritual Politics, McLaughlin, Davidson from "Reinventing Jesus Christ: The New Gospel," Warren Smith, crossroad)
It was during the Renaissance that many influential Christians at the highest levels of Church and society had returned to occult Ageless Wisdom Teachings and serpent power. In the classic work, "Earth's Earliest Ages" English theologian G.H. Pember (1837-1910) observes that from that time ancient occult traditions were no longer veiled in mystery but boldly presented by the emerging occult brotherhood as the fruit of modern science, especially evolutionary philosophy, which the brotherhood assert was included in the instructions given to the,
"...initiates of the Hermetic, Orphic, Eleusinian, and Cabbalistic mysteries, and were familiar to Chaldean Magi, Egyptian Priests, Hindu Occultists, Essenes, Therapeutae Gnostics, and Theurgic Neo-Platonists." (Pember, pp.243-244)
Spirits of Wickedness and the Spirit of Antichrist
In Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, "The Brothers Karamazov," (1879-1880) the Grand Inquisitor is an unconscious Satanist and type of Antichrist. The Grand Inquisitor is an important part of the novel as he represents Dostoevsky's penetrating insight into the fallen human psyche and one of its' most important endowments: moral freedom. In particular, the Grand Inquisitor is the spirit of Antichrist. Like his father the devil he is the murderer of God the Father, a false witness and crucifier of Jesus Christ. He is also the symbol of the principle of nihilism (negation) and rebellion in mortal men such Hegel, Max Stirner, Karl Marx, Nietzsche, the global occult brotherhood and Western and American ruling class God-haters, who though not the actual devil, are of one mind with him, thus do his work. They are unconscious Satanists, and collectively, the Spirit of Antichrist
The Grand Inquisitor is a god-man who has usurped the throne of the Holy Triune God. He is a conscious swindler, a Big Liar who knows that God the Father exists, yet perversely chooses to rebel against and conceptually murder Him and crucify His Son despite that he knows his own life is by the grace of the personal God of life and revelation.
In "Political Apocalypse: A Study of Dostoevsky's Grand Inquisitor," Ellis Sandoz writes that when Marx found himself compelled to negate his own being (inner person, soul/spirit, self) because of his perverse desire to show that "man owes his existence (only) to man," and to establish that the "entire so-called history of the world is nothing but the creation of man," he virtually recapitulated Aquinas' argument for the existence of the Triune God. (p. 113-114)
Being of one mind with the devil, the Grand Inquisitor (Marx) suggests that in order to affirm that man is god, the denial of the existence of the one true God has in the past been necessary (i.e., Nimrod), thus to further his swindle, he asserts antitheism rather than atheism, which is merely a negation of God that nevertheless postulates the existence of man through this negation. The complete negation of the Triune God requires monism, thereby making man and nature (matter, energy, time, space) of the same substance.
For the conscious swindler, the prudent course is to flatly deny the existence of the Holy Triune God and enforce this dictate by way of psychological terror and if need be, by murder. Believers must be psychologically manipulated, mocked and terrorized into confusion, apathy and groveling submission, and even better, accommodate the Christian Church to the serpent-powered world system by way of harsh scorn, cruel ridicule, scoffing, slander and charges of insanity.
After seizing control of Russia, Marx's disciples enforced the denial of the Triune God by way of ridicule, terror, beatings, torture, murder, psychoactive drugs, and enforced teaching of Darwinism. With the exception of physical beatings, torture and murder, the disciples of the Global Oligarchy and our Godless ruling class utilize the same methods as Marx's disciples: mockery, charges of insanity, terror, psychoactive drugs, and enforced teaching of Darwinism.
The Inquisitor also knows that if men are deprived of the Holy Triune God they will worship something else. Thus as Marx, the Inquisitor proffers the natural (pagan) religion of scientific socialism and dialectical materialism (divine thinking matter animated by creative energy). But when Darwin published his own theory, the Inquisitor immediately perceived its' philosophically pagan materialist implications. The idea that humans evolved by chance and natural selection from a process of evolutionary energy working on primordial water or lifeless chemicals lay the axe at the very foundation of the Genesis account of creation ex nihilo and provided the scientific framework to support the economic infrastructure on which Marx could build his godless communist utopia:
"...the biggest thing going for Darwinism was that it finally broke the tyranny in which Christianity had held the minds of men for so many centuries." (F. Hoyle and C. Wickramasinghe, "Evolution From Space," 1983, pp. xiii-xxii, 81 and 145)
‘Woke’ Cultural Marxism and Transhumanism: Types of Utopianism
In his book "Utopia: The Perennial Heresy," Catholic philosopher and historian Thomas Molnar (1910-2010) notes that the two recurring themes of modern utopian ideologies (new Nimrod's Tower) are monism and evolutionary conceptions. At the root of these two themes there is:
" defiance of God, pride unlimited, a yearning for enormous power and the assumption of divine attributes with a view to manipulating and shaping mankind's fate." (p. 227)
In order for god-men to build a new Tower (create a God-less world and new man):
"the order of being must be obliterated (and reinterpreted) as essentially under man's control." Taking control "requires the decapitation of being – the murder of God." (Eric Voegelin, "Science, Politics and Gnosticism," p. xv)
Thus the Grand Inquisitor (Global Oligarchy) is a modern Nimrod and spirit of Antichrist, making him an ominous sign pointing to the return of pre-flood and Babylonian rebellion against the one true God and embrace of the Void, Ageless Wisdom, anti-creation evolution as origin account, and contact with Satan and Powers and Principalities.
The Grand Inquisitor (Oligarchy) is the false witness and crucifier of Jesus Christ. He is the Master of the Universe, who being of one mind with Satan, has conceptually murdered the Holy Triune God as revealed through Jesus Christ in order to take control of and reinterpret being, matter, energy, space, law, and time, making him an Antichrist:
"And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time." Daniel 7:25
1. Absolute Nothingness and Non-Self: The Reigning Worldview Of Global Power Elites and Western Ruling Classes, L. Kimball
2.The Yogic Christ and the Terrifying Demonic Reality of Yoga, L. Kimball
Originally published as “Pagan Progressivism, Cultural Marxism, Unconscious Satanism, Nimrod’s Tower, Spirit of Antichrist: Ties That Bind.” This is an updated version.
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