SORCERY FROM SCRATCH
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
There have been many occasions where I receive e-mails telling me that what I talk about is nonsense and that I am spinning mythologies, tall tales and urban legends about a lot of things and that I should have a bit of skepticism when talking about such things. However, it must be said that a true skeptic entertains all ideas without necessarily being dismissive.
Those who say they are skeptics and dismiss an idea or story outright are not skeptics. They have made up their minds and usually, their accepted reality is more or less what the consensus accepts as reality.
There is no challenging opinion or challenging thought from those who have rigid thinking and so there are a lot of things that they miss out on with their negative and uncomfortable way of somehow believing they are the ‘reality police’ and always needing to explain that those who believe in what they feel is nonsense are purely delusional and imbecilic.
The Halloween season presents a challenge to me because this is the time that we open our minds to the occult, meaning literally all things that are hidden. Occult is one of those magical words that can scare people enough to have them hide in their closets or under their beds or it provokes a reaction of intrigue as it is certainly something where most people want to get in on the secrets and find out what big things are being planned in the shadows.
Whenever the subject of witchcraft comes up or even sorcery there are many people who already presume that at the core of all witchcraft or sorcery is a demon or devil that cast a curse into the ether.
Simple magic and or the use of power brought in by the natural elements have been around for thousands of years.
I know that there are many opinions that fly, and there is considerable division among people relative to the term “witch.”
Some equate it with devil worship or demon conjuring, which of course has been done by theistic worshippers of those who reign in the abyss.
However, there may be other forms which some would want to employ to describe the workings of angels.
Lately, there have been depictions of good witches, like in Harry Potter fighting against the evil witches that are lead by an evil wizard named Voldemort.
In the middle ages in Europe, there was great activity in “witchcraft.” Then came a time when the Popes took cognizance of the practices to which the layman of the church, and outsiders, were practicing and condemned it because certain functions rituals and ceremonies were generally reserved for the priesthood.
The earliest settlers of America, the Spanish, English, Dutch, Swedes, French, and German all had a “working knowledge,” generally speaking, of religious backgrounds, especially respecting good and bad–angels and witches. Most of the books brought to America were of a religious nature, having, of course, general rules for religious behavior, if not of a moral and civil behavior, as well.
The Bible, of course, was a staple in the religion of the Puritans that came to the United States. The old myth is that these pilgrims were only seeking religious freedom as if they were being persecuted for their belief in God. The truth is that there were the Puritan settlers that were religious fanatics and of course there were those who practiced folk magic alongside those who favored traditional Christianity.
The thing that would surprise most Americans is before the settlement at Plymouth there was the settlement at Jamestown where it is believed that a small group of newly formed secret societies wanted to establish a world order in America.
The founders of Jamestown had thoroughly different values than the Puritans and separatist pilgrims. Many performed Masonic rituals and conducted magical ceremonies while still participating in Christian rites.
Their Masonic beliefs indelibly shaped America’s future.
Like today, there was a polarization of the people. There were the people of in the villages, which consisted mostly of poor farmers and the elite masons were merchants and bankers. The merchants and bankers prospered which created a schism where many believed that if you were prospering that went against the Puritan faith.
The Puritan Pilgrims left England because they despised King James and yet we are told by many Christians that the Pilgrim principles and their religious freedom were based on precepts detailed in the King James Bible.
This is a total myth.
When James the 1st became King of England in 1603, there were two translations of the Bible in use: the Geneva Bible was the most popular and the Bishops’ Bible was used for reading in churches.
The Puritans were intolerable zealots and created all sorts of nasty conspiracy theories about the new settlements including the conspiracy witch hunts that were used to gain power and destroy the secret societies that were said to be the work of the devil.
When Christian fundamentalists want to defend the political spirituality and the neo-cult aspects of the United States, they often refer to America as a Judeo-Christian nation or a nation built on Judeo-Christian principles.
They tend to forget that when America was being established when the colonies were being founded by Puritan Pilgrims at Plymouth or secret societal deists at Jamestown, Judeo Christian values were just barely being defined. The Bible that most Christians believe in wasn’t even written yet.
The old-time conception, that is still held today universally among Christians, is that the Bible is the very Word of God, verbally dictated by the Lord himself and infallible in its every statement.
Therefore, with entire consistency, “Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live,” (Exodus 22:18) was made the basis of the persecution of witches, with all its horrors. This Scripture was the chief authority for the execution of witches everywhere, and it is only a modified conception of the Bible that can release the church from the obligation of witch hunting today.
The edict had changed the meaning over time and the word “witch” was replaced by “sorceress” in hopes that it would affect the authority of the commandment.
To some, it has not changed the meaning at all and this is partly why witchcraft has become a sin in the eyes of most Christians.
However, today we are seeing a mix of both religion and witchcraft being practiced openly by women and men and a few hints that perhaps some of the old pagan imagery have not left some of the major churches.
On October 3, Pope Francis opened the Synod of Bishops on the topic of “youth, faith and vocational discernment” in Saint Peters Square in Vatican City, and instead of holding a traditional papal ferula he was clutching what looked a lot like a Wiccan “stang.” Conservative Catholics were appalled and viewed the pope’s choice of staff as evidence that something diabolical is going on at the Vatican.
A ferula is a pastoral staff with a cross at the top. As there is no set style, it has come in various forms over the years.
A stang, like the one Pope Francis seemed to be holding at the synod, is a forked staff used by witches to perform rituals and spells.
Stangs are forked magic wands; many of these staffs have been seen held by Wizards in movies like Lord of The Rings. Witches claim that they can draw spirits up from the underworld through their stangs.
Apparently, the forked staff was presented to Pope Francis by two young women at an August 11 prayer vigil with youth in Rome’s Circus Maximus. The women claimed that the forked staff was a simulacra of Christ dying on the cross as a defect in the wood created the perfect pareidolia, much like seeing Mary in a piece of toast or in a water stain on a wall.
Through the fork is a nail.
A Stang is a witch/warlock’s ceremonial staff. It is always forked, and always has an iron nail driven through it. Ideally, it has a human form carved or integrated into it somehow.
The iron nail in the Stang symbolizes multiple things, including a phallus that unites the parted womb. It is the triple motif of the threefold serpentine, telluric and cainic “powers”.
The “serpentine” represents the devil the garden, “gifting” Adam and Eve with the “liberating” and illuminating words, “No, you shall not die the death. For God doth know that in what day soever you shall eat thereof, your eyes shall be opened: and you shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil. “
The word “telluric” refers to earthly power, whose source and symbol is “the serpent”, “deep in the earth”.
Cainic power comes from Cain – the man whom God cursed for offering a blood sacrifice of his brother in order to mock God.
Furthermore, witches have been very active in politics these days as well.
Tomorrow, October 20th, 2018, witches plan to place a public hex on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in New York City.
Invitations that describe the event say:
“Please join us for a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them.”
It will be done on the advent of the Waning Moon.
According to tradition, the Waning Moon means the moon is decreasing in size, moving from the Full Moon towards the New Moon. This is a time for spells that banish, release, reverse. It is reported to be a time to break bad habits or bad addictions, to end bad relationships. It is a time of deep intuition and a time for divination.
They attempted to do the same thing to President Trump after he was inaugurated as President.
Meanwhile, these actions have not been overlooked by various Catholic exorcists that are now believing that the devil wishes to engage in a fit of spiritual warfare.
Father Gary Thomas, the exorcist for the Diocese of San Jose, California, is offering Mass for Kavanaugh that Saturday. His training in Rome was the subject of the 2010 book The Rite: The Making of a Modern Exorcist that was made into a movie in 2011.
In the 12 years since becoming an exorcist, Father Thomas said that he has witnessed people in the satanic world becoming bolder. “They are more confident that the general public will be more accepting of the demonic,” he said. By contrast, Father Thomas noted that throughout history, satanic groups have been secretive, but now they are making it public in the name of freedom of religion. “This is a conjuring of evil—not about free speech,” he said. “Conjuring up personified evil does not fall under free speech. Satanic cults often commit crimes; they murder and sexually abuse everyone it their cult.”
Father Thomas said that those involved in the curse on Kavanaugh clearly believe in the power of personified evil. “They are going to direct the evil to have a permanently adverse effect on the Supreme Court justice,” he said.
Father Gary appeared on Ground Zero and spoke of many exorcisms that he has performed and testified that there have been cases where he has witnessed those who are possessed coil-like snakes and shift as their eyes darken and the contours of their face appear to be reptilian.
Word is spreading to pray and fast, not just for the protection of Kavanaugh, but for those who wish him harm. A manager at a Catholic apostolate was inspired to fast and pray the Rosary for three days and to give alms for this intention, and word has been spreading quickly.
The line between old-fashioned witchcraft and theistic satanic worship is blurring and both Witches and Laveyen Satanists are angry that newer potent practitioners of the dark arts are taking over, literally changing the paradigm for a more aggressive stance and using darker powers as their ally.
Satanic ritual and dark satanic practices have been making the headlines.
Recently the New York Post reported that a horrifying scene was uncovered in Iguatu, Brazil, where authorities uncovered a site used for human sacrifices. A trio of Satanists allegedly lured several people to the property and then tortured and murdered them. Mutilated body parts were discovered, which apparently were used in rituals in order to gain power and influence over women.
Two women that were brutally murdered in Russia were reportedly lured into a satanic ritual. Nearby CCTV cameras filmed “strange figures dressed in white coats” carrying torches and holding a mysterious ceremony amid pouring rain at the time of the murders.
Satanism is attracting counter-cultural young adults because it is seen as a community-based response to the Trump era.
Satanism’s latest mutation is something else, a contrarian uprising against a patriarchal world order that deserves its comeuppance.
With stories in the news about sexual scandals, pedophilia in churches, and corruption, young people today are now becoming more in tune with alternative views on things like socialism, communism, Nazism, voodoo, witchcraft, and Satanism.
A month ago, the satanic statue of Baphomet was erected next to the Ten Commandments in Arkansas. The reconstructed Arch of Palmyra, the original of which was the entrance to a temple for the horned god Baal was erected in Washington, D.C., as a so-called symbol of peace and resilience.
The evidence for a dark order of demons working overtime is overwhelming. The dark command excels at obfuscation, masquerades, illusion, warped truth, confusion, false flags, committing crimes and letting patsies take the blame, lies calling evildoers good and the least evil bad, and setting others up.
We see Satan’s handy work when we hear of the various provocations, between police and the people they serve. We see the cryptocracy that is run by various Luciferian henchmen that resort to promising all manner of things which are sometimes but rarely delivered.
We can assume that the price of the soul is up for the highest bidder, but there is also the possibility that when hope is all but extinguished, it is not all that surprising that a soul is relinquished without a fight in the devil’s domain.
Demonic agents can masquerade as pious religious authorities. They are there to enter into the doors of churches and tarnish the foundations and cornerstones of any religious organization. The demonic agent is deviously cunning and straightforward. He can talk you into making something immoral keen to the intellect.
Today we are reaping, as each generation does, that portion of knowledge which was sown early in the dawn of history, and as it ripens and falls into the minds of young and old everywhere, we shall accordingly stand or fall by our decisions to be rational, or irrational, and, “orthodox,” or “unorthodox.”