Magic

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect” —Mark Twain

Astrology, Tarot, Runes and Magic; are all real. They are not parlour tricks as the majority tend to believe. A cursory glance at history shows us that witches were genuinely feared, to the degree that those even suspected of witchcraft were tried and sentenced to death. People are not sentenced to death for parlour tricks.

Although it may seem that Witchcraft was stamped out centuries ago, it was simply driven underground. It is in fact alive and well and is practised by some of the most powerful people in the world. How better to hide something than to convince people that it doesn’t exist?

Secret Societies

There are numerous secret societies around the world whose member practise witchcraft openly and avoid suspicion by calling their ceremonies; initiation rituals and comparing themselves to High School students joining Fraternities. The truth is that these societies practise powerful magic and their members control Governments and Countries.

There are hundreds of these Covens masquerading as clubs and they all practise the same magic. The best known of the Secret Societies is of course The Freemasons. There is much more to The Freemasons than their public image suggests.

“I… promise and swear…that I will keep and conceal, and never reveal any of the secrets…”

—Masonic Initiation Ceremony

The Freemasons are also known as The Builders and are in fact mentioned in The Bible: The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner. The very name Freemasons come from their belief that Adam and Eve were held captive in The Garden of Eden and were freed once the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil was eaten.

Freemasonry has a history going back to the beginning of time, far further back than any other Secret Society. It was the Builders under the instruction of Nimrod: also known by the Egyptians as Osiris the Sun God (whose Birthday falls on the Winter Solstice 25th December) who built the Tower of Babel. This is the basis for all Pagan religions and the reason that Christmas is celebrated on the darkest day of the year, it has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus who was not born during Winter.

Old Gods

Nimrod had a wife named Semiramis and they had a child named Tammuz. The Egyptians knew them as Osiris, Isis and Horus. The Greeks knew them as Zeus, Athena and Apollo. The Romans knew them as Jupiter, Mercury and Venus and the Hindus as Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. These are some of the old gods who walked among men, teaching them secrets and there are many others.

The members of these Societies do not simply believe in what really is a religion; they actually commune with their gods and are given power on Earth in exchange for their faithfulness. Their gods are Osiris the Sun god; which is where worship on Sunday comes from, his wife Isis the queen of heaven and their son Horus the sky god and reincarnation of Osiris.

Hermeticism

The Freemasons learn their “craft” very slowly over many years. There are 33 degrees of Masonry and the secrets that they keep are revealed one degree at a time. The Masons practise what they call “The Great Work” which also has ties to Alchemy and Hermeticism and the god Thoth also known as Hermes Trismegistus. The Great Work has one goal, which simply put; is self-transcendence. The Masons believe that if they complete The Great Work; they will become Gods.

The methods used by the Freemasons are the same as those used by almost all Secret Societies. These Secret Societies are collectively known as The Illuminati and include The Knights Templar, Skull and Bones, Gnostics, Rosicrucian’s, Satanists and Wiccans, to name a few.

Dualism

The magical system that they use is known as Dualism and this can be seen in the symbols used by The Freemasons; The square and the compass, Boaz and Jachin, the checkerboard, the Sun and the Moon are all used by Freemasonry and are all opposites. The belief is that all opposites are one separate whole and one cannot exist without the other. The Great Work involves the merging of these opposites into a new form: good with evil, light with dark, the ying with the yang.

The Great Work is the uniting of opposites. It may mean the uniting of the soul with God, of the microcosm with the macrocosm, of the female with the male, of the ego with the non-ego—or what not.

Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears

Lesser Magic

The magic used by Secret Societies is mostly Lesser Magic and is done using symbols. Many of us have seen what is known as “The All Seeing Eye” : a masonic symbol but also used by other societies and notably appears on the US one Dollar Bill. Its correct name is The Eye of Horus and it is generally depicted with a pyramid because Horus was an Egyptian god. The Eye of Horus is often presented in the shape of the Pineal Gland: also known as “The Third Eye” which gives psychic abilities once opened and the opening of which, is one of the goals of Freemasonry.

 These are the symbols with which members of these societies identify themselves: a quick Google image search using the term “celebrities all seeing eye hand sign” or celebrities 666 hand sign will bring countless examples of this.

The rituals and symbols which are used to further The Great Work are numerous and complex and will be the subject of my next post.

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