It was reported in TIME magazine that GOBLIN MODE was chosen as Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2022. Curiously, “Goblin Mode” has nothing to do with goblins and everything to do with our uncaring, annoying, and lethargic behaviors, during and after the pandemic. Could there be something deeper and paranormal to this recent phenomenon of doom and gloom that seems to be overtaking the minds and souls of the masses? Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with esoteric researcher and author, Ryan Gable about GOBLIN MODE –1000000000000066600000000000001.
For the first time ever in the history of my show, I was actually asked why I always talk about Krampus at Christmas and not Jesus. I was told that all I encourage is demon worship and not the true reason for the season.
Well first of all I am not telling people to worship Krampus or Demons — but one thing that is true and that is we now live in a demon-haunted world and so it would be disingenuous to ignore the various demons that are plaguing us right now.
In fact, I am not the only one that recognizes that we are discovering that we are harboring demons in our lives — especially Goblins.
Yesterday I was reading that Time magazine had decided to call Volodymyr Zelensky person of the year — and in a sweet byline, it was reported that Goblin mode ‘was chosen as Oxford word of the year for 2022.
I was stunned, this was a term that I have not heard all year. I was asking everyone including complete strangers if they ever heard of Goblin Mode.
Every time I asked the question people looked at me as if I was on another planet. Out of 5 people that I spoke with not one said they knew what it meant– that they had never heard of Goblin Mode.
I thought that the term had some sexual connotation or some demonic mind set that I have not even come across in the my research.
I mean the subject of demons rarely comes up in casual conversation — the subject only makes it on the air — in nightly discussions on my show,
Whenever the topic of demons comes up, I often feel as if people do not know what they are dealing with. Most people have just a periphery of what a demon signifies and how not all demons flee when confronted with what is called the “breaking glass” method of banishing, such as using a Bible, cross, or even calling upon the name of Christ to banish it.
I have studied demons and while I have said the whole Jesus banishment method is like a massive antibiotic against a lot of demons, there are only a few that even pay attention to this type of ritual. Destroying operatives of the left-hand path that respond to the name Jesus Christ is Abbadon, Asmodeus, Beelzebub, Azazel, Moloch, Belphegor Behemoth, Ornias, Shedim Seraphim and of course, Satan.
Most of the Chaldean demons bow to the Son of Man.
However, in the 5th century, the demons were then divided into 5 levels. There were demons that were so named for seven different planets; some for the elements of fire like the Djinn, water deities like Fontus, and of course, the lords and demons of the air like Baalhazor.
Then came the 6th level called, the Lucifugum or those who fly for the illuminated.
Many of these demons like Pazuzu, and Abyzou, are conjured demons and are force multiplied to be used in spiritual warfare.
In the Grimorium Verum, and the Grand Grimoire are the three supreme powers of evil, Lucifer, Belzebuth, and Astaroth. There are many minions and demons of war that are unleashed by Magicians as well.
A Goblin is usually a grotesque miniature creature that looks and acts like a mischievous demon. They hide in the cracks and appear through portals.
First attested in stories from the Middle Ages, they have ascribed conflicting abilities, temperaments, and appearances depending on the story and country of origin, ranging from mischievous household spirits to malicious, bestial thieves] They often have magical abilities similar to a fairy or demon, such as the ability to shapeshift.
Similar creatures include brownies, dwarves, duendes, gnomes, imps, leprechauns, and kobolds– and many have speculated that Goblins are the alien grays that have been sighted by people who have been abducted in most UFO stories.
But Goblin Mode had nothing to do with Goblins and everything to do with our uncaring behaviors that have happened after the pandemic.
“GOBLIN MODE” is a state of being is defined by behaviors that feel reminiscent of deep lockdown days — never getting out of bed, never changing into real clothes, grazing from candy bars and Uber eats deliveries instead of cooking, binge-watching television, and doom-scrolling.
Goblin mode appears to be a reaction to the early pandemic emphasis on home and personal improvement — a “devil may care” attitude in the face of hyper-curated social media content. But this behavior does not quite align with the goblins of folklore, who take a more mischievous and sometimes vicious approach to life.
A goblin is a “general name for evil and malicious spirits, usually small and grotesque in appearance.” Interestingly, the word goblin evolved to refer to a subterranean species — not far off from those who languish indoors during the lockdown. But that’s where the similarities end.
There is a well-documented Goblin story that happened to a family in Kentucky.
It has all of the fear of “Night of the living Dead” and all off the nastiness of “Gremlins.” Yet it has graced the annals of UFO lore only because all of these miniature Night visitors can be lumped together into one big bogeyman.
It happened in Christian County Kentucky in 1955, and while some may argue that aliens invaded a small town called Kelly others argue that it was little demons that came knocking at the door of a farmhouse that sat on Madisonville road near Hopkinsville about eight miles further north.
The papers had said a spaceship had landed and “little green men” attacked the property of Lucky Sutton but police found no signs of a spaceship.
The attack took place on the nights of August 21st and 22nd 1955. Billy Ray Taylor was visiting the Suttons that night and while getting some water from the well saw a bright glow in the gully near the Sutton House. He went in to tell the others and they told him that it must have been a falling star. The Dog however began to howl and go crazy as the glow moved from the gully toward the house. According to the witnesses, the glow was coming from what appeared to be a creature with pointy ears roughly 3 feet tall with its arms outstretched above its head. It had enormous eyes that glowed a pale yellow.
Billy Ray Taylor and Elmer Sutton grabbed their rifles and started firing at the odd creature. The Creature flipped backwards and scurried off into the woods. The men rushed back into the house to reload their guns. The family inside was panicking and soon another creature appeared in the window peering in on the pale and frightened children.
Another shotgun blast echoed throughout the woods as bullets shot through the screen and knocked the demon looking entities back into the night.
There were sounds on the roof of the house suddenly and the Suttons realized that there were many more little creatures scuttling about on the house. The men ran to the door with their guns. As they walked out of the house to see what was happening a hand with talons reached down from the roof and Touched Billy Ray Taylor’s hair. Bill Ray blasted his rifle at the creature but rather than falling dead, the creature floated to a fence 40 feet from the house.
Again a barrage of gunfire made its mark but according to the men the bullets bounced off the creature. The creature looked at the men with its glowing eyes and then fled back towards the gully.
There was a sound in the maple tree that startled the men and as they looked up another goblin flung itself toward the men and once again they shot first without stopping to see what it was that was terrorizing them and their family.
It was then that another night visitor screamed and came from around the corner of the house. The creature was close enough to be shot at point-blank range but according to Sutton the bullet hit the head of the creature, but it didn’t affect it, it bounced off and sounded like a rock bouncing off a metal bucket.
Another creature was a few feet away on a barrel. Billy Ray took aim and shot the creature. The creature floated down and rolled into a glowing ball and disappeared.
The men had enough and bolted their doors as the goblins continued to climb all over the house and peer in the windows. The beings would glow as they continued their surreal siege of the house. It was then that one of the Family members suggested that if they put down their weapons perhaps the beings would go back to where they came from.
Things were quieting down, but the children were frightened and the family had to make a run for it.
Finally, the witnesses all escaped into their car and drove from the tiny community of Kelly to the somewhat larger town of Hopkinsville. There, the witnesses told the horrific story of the “goblin” encounter to the police.
Today, the term goblin encompasses any nasty creature with an injurious intent, such as Knockers, Phookas, Spriggans, Trolls, or Trows.
Goblin behavior can range from mild pranks to acts of outright terror. A goblin is seldom welcomed, even by its own kind. Goblins are certainly a menace in the home.
Goblin Mode is appropriate because those who are in Goblin mode are said to be an annoyance in any home.
Do you wake up only to find yourself staying in bed? Are there piles of clothes and takeout food boxes strewn across the floor? Do you have chip or cookie crumbs on your sheets? Have you broken your self-care routine more times than you can count? Do you not even care? If so, you might already be in “goblin mode”
According to Oxford University Press publishers behind the Oxford English Dictionary, the slang term refers to a type of behavior that is “unapologetically self-indulgent, lazy, slovenly, or greedy, typically in a way that rejects social norms or expectations” – traits that may have become familiar to many during the lockdown.
But since the lockdown people have adapted to Goblin mode and many people are finding it hard to break these nasty habits.
The Oxford University Press word of the year – also known as the Oxford word of the year – was chosen by the public for the first time. A group of lexicographers gave people a choice of: “Goblin mode,” “metaverse,” and “#IStandWith.”
Goblin mode” triumphed, racking up 318,956 votes – 93% of the total. “Metaverse” came second and “#IStandWith” came third.
However there is a synchronicity that the second and third place options have been known to generate Goblin mode behavior. The Metaverse has been created so people can waste there time getting lost in a fantasy world while hashtagging the words “I stand with” is hollow as people just become twitter activists rather than participating in anything of value.
Can it be that we have been in some sort of Goblin Mode since the pandemic and that there is something deeper and paranormal to all of this sloth?
There are some of us out there that are under the impression that there has been some sort of demon – or demonic plague that has the entire nation in its grip.
Something that is zapping us of our humanity and motivation,
For those of spiritual mind or for those who read their bibles there is a cloud of apocalyptic thinking that has permeated throughout the world and there are many who see it as the trials they must endure until salvation –while others see it as the demon that posits itself as a virus that enters the mind and influences people to do wicked things.
It is the demon that breeds entropy –when many of us should somehow rise to the occasion and exorcise the demon that has us vexed.
The old Monks that kept themselves isolated would call this lack of motivation “Acedia.” Acedia was a condition similar to Goblin Mode.
Cassian and other early Christians called Acedia “the noonday demon”, and sometimes described it as a “train of thought”. Or a crazy train of thought as giving up indulgence leads you to the runaway train that can easily go off the cliff to despair. This demon is easily conjured. All it takes is ritualized no-touch torture and confinement.
Acedia arose directly out of the spatial and social constrictions that a solitary monastic life necessitates. These conditions generate a strange combination of listlessness, undirected anxiety, and inability to concentrate. Together these make up the paradoxical emotion of acedia.
Evagrius of Pontus included acedia among the eight trains of thought that needed to be overcome by devout Christians. Among these, acedia was considered the most insidious. It attacked only after monks had conquered the sins of gluttony, fornication, avarice, sadness, anger, vainglory, and pride.
Many considered Acedia a symptom of demonic possession.
The only problem is that many people have not identified this demon – they have not named it and while a majority of people will fall to the default action of Satanic Panic, there is actually a name for this demon.
The demon was named Belphegor.
The palindromic prime number 1000000000000066600000000000001 is known as Belphegor’s prime, due to the significance of containing the number 666, on both sides enclosed by thirteen zeroes and a one.
An entire sequence of “palindromic Belphegor numbers” includes the number 666 in their sequences. For example 16661, 1066601, 100666001, 10006660001, and so on and so on for a sequence of 13 zeroes– and the count would make anyone crazy. All of these numbers are palindromic and contain “666”, but only the first and last are prime.
His symbol is that of the inverted PI symbol.
Belphegor is derived from the Hebrew baʿal-pəʿōr. In the Semitic languages of the 2nd and 1st millennium BCE, Ba’al was an honorific meaning “lord”, and it came to be applied to gods. There are 90 mentions of Ba’al in the Hebrew Scriptures, made in reference to several different gods. Ba’al Pe’or is the Ba’al of Mount Pe’or, a Moabite god which later commentators have sometimes identified with Chemosh, the national Moabite deity.
What is known about Ba’al Pe’or comes to us almost exclusively from the Hebrew Scriptures. There are only a half-dozen references to the deity.
He appears in the book of Numbers:
“Israel settled in Shittim, and the people began to commit harlotry with the daughters of the Moabites. They invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people ate and prostrated themselves to their gods. Israel became attached to Baal Peor, and the anger of the Lord flared against Israel.”
“Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Each of you shall kill the men who became attached to Baal Peor.”
In the Psalms we read:
“They joined themselves also unto Baal of Peor, and ate the sacrifices of the dead. Thus they provoked Him with their doings, and the plague broke in upon them.”
Truly, Ba’al Pe’or was rescued from the footnotes of Jewish Scripture and given a new life by the Christian demonologists seeking to populate Hell with the gods of rival cultures. The name was Latinized to Belphegor — Belphegor and he was given an imaginative makeover.
The early writers of the Infernal dictionary depicted Belphegor as a lazy demon who sits on a commode or chamber pot.
Belphegor, was known demon of discoveries and ingenious inventions. Many of those discoveries and inventions were made with good intentions but eventually would harm individuals.
He was also called the noonday demon as he would enter the mind and conjure thoughts of worthlessness and hopelessness. These mental invasions would also trigger thoughts of suicide in young people.
The demon would engender anti social behavior — very similar to what Goblin mode is.
Though Belphegor has taken many forms throughout history and been associated with many different sins, he is most often seen as the demon of sloth. This could mean that he tempts mankind to be lazy, but one church father, Thomas Aquinas, felt that sloth was the root of other sins as well. Ignorance, in Aquinas’s mind, was a result of laziness.
Belphegor, which means “Lord of the Opening” when translated from Hebrew (Baal = Lord, Peor = Opening), is sometimes seen with his mouth wide open. Some also translate it from “Phegor,” meaning “crevice” or “split.”
Goblins have been known to hide in caves, and dwell in the cracks in the walls and in crevices near rocks.
Given the crisis we’ve just experienced, ‘Goblin mode’ resonates with all of us who are feeling a little overwhelmed at this point. It’s a relief to acknowledge that we’re not always the idealized, curated selves that we’re encouraged to present in public or on social media.
The axiom of Goblin Mode captured the prevailing mood of individuals who rejected the idea of returning to ‘normal life’, or rebelled against the increasingly unattainable aesthetic standards and unsustainable lifestyles exhibited on social media.
Are we accepting the behaviors of Goblin Mode because many of us are possessed by the spirit of Belphegor?
Next to the 34 million people worldwide who have been pushed to the edge of starvation by lockdown policies, many still do noy have jobs and others are suffering from the so-called tripledemic and so they are now limited to what they are able to do.
These prison-like rules are what are destroying our spirit and welcoming Belphegor.
The tide of madness rising around us, everyday measures of the slow derangement of what we used to call “normal life” – and now can only remember and mourn.
The trend toward the destruction of humanity y – which is the death knell for any system of government – is all the more dangerous because it was gaining ground even before the coronavirus hysteria created the perfect culture for its expansion.
The culture’s lack of enthusiasm shows that Goblin Mode should not even be recognized as some trend of fad– but a dangerous feeling that is responsible for sudden deaths and suicides.
SHOW GUEST: RYAN GABLE