Saint Charles Borromeo – Instances of Miracles

Miracles in the life of Saint Charles Borromeo

He found himself at odds with the Spanish governors of Milan over matters of jurisdictional and secular natures. It came to some pretty hard-headed confrontations. In one instance, it was only through the diplomatic resources of the Pope and Prince Philip II of Spain that a sort of peace and arbitration was executed. But then he ran into problems with the clerical communities over the same thing, jurisdictional and disciplinary authority. He was actually barred from entering a church by the canons of the Church. When St. Charles would not acquiesce, and persisted in his right to make an Episcopal visit to the Church, soldiers from one of the Spanish dukes, the Duke of Albuquerque, shot at him with a musket. Thank God for the poor aim of the soldier, or the lack of accuracy of the firearms, or the intervention of the Angels, but St. Charles was not hit. However, the Crucifix he was holding was nicked.

In another separate situation, St. Charles was in his home, praying with the members of his household, when a paid assassin shot at him at such a point blank range, it could only have been the wings of the Angels which caused the bullet to graze him slightly. The civil authorities hung the would-be assassin. We’re not sure if it was punishment for the crime committed, or for not having successfully concluded the task he had been given and paid to do.

At any rate, it became very obvious to the powers that be, that this was a man to be reckoned with. He was not about to back down from anything, when it came to his Church and his God. Also, his reputation grew outside the diocese of Milan as well. He began making apostolic trips to other dioceses, such as Brescia, Cremona and Bergamo, all to the east of Milan. He made missionary trips into the Italian and German Alps to bring the Word of God to many who were victimized by the widespread lies of Protestantism. In addition, in some of these areas which had never had anybody there to minister to them, witchcraft and sorcery were also prevalent. You must remember, this time was when the greatest spread of Calvinism took place. In his travels to Switzerland, he found that although John Calvin had died prior to this time, his heresies were firmly entrenched there. St. Charles took his life in his hands to evangelize there, but he did!

St. Charles Borromeo was considered slow of speech and pace, from what we can gather, however he ran his entire life. He burned out at an early age, forty six years old. He was on retreat, when he came down with a fever at the end of October 1584. He was brought back to Milan on a litter. Within three days, he was dead. We believe that he had done all that the Lord wanted him to accomplish in a very short period of time. Twenty six years after his death, in 1610, he was canonized by Pope Paul V.

St. Charles’s life was one of great spirituality and dedication to the Church. There were no apparitions of which we’re aware, no Stigmata. He was just a solid worker in the Lord’s Vineyard. There were many miracles during his lifetime and also which were obviously due to the intercession of St. Charles Borromeo. The most powerful miracles were those of changing men’s hearts, of defending the Truths of our Church, and bringing about sweeping reforms in our Church. He was a man of great wealth, who used his riches to benefit those less fortunate than he. He was very focused on bringing the people of God, especially those of his beloved Archdiocese of Milan, back into the fold.

St. Charles Borromeo was a majestic role model, a very special role model, a role model for Bishops and Cardinals. Everyone needs Role Models! But especially those in authority who have been entrusted by God to shepherd His children. They are answerable; because to the degree that we have been blessed, to that degree we are accountable. Possibly more than anyone, bishops and cardinals need our prayers. Pray to St. Charles Borromeo for his intercession for your bishop or cardinal. He was first and foremost a prelate and Defender of the Church. Now, as a Saint in Heaven, he prays for his fellow bishops who are called to take up his torch and Defend the Faith!

Dear Bishops of the world, your dear brother Bishop and Cardinal didn’t give in to the pressures of the day. He fought the tensions of his day; if it was not the secular government disputing his jurisdiction, it was the priesthood fighting him over disciplinary actions he was imposing, especially on those complaining that the Church’s teaching on Jesus was obsolete in their age. He didn’t bring the Church and its marvelous traditions down to the perceived levels of the people. He showed the people how they could rise to the levels of Christ. He didn’t allow his clergy to give in to the carnal desires which were so accepted at that time.

Although St. Charles found himself smack in the middle of a church, influenced by the pagan humanism and secular humanism of the Renaissance, he did not capitulate. No, St. Charles brought his clergy to the level of Jesus, in Whose Name they were ministering to the world. The Laity, the street people, the beggars, the marginalized and disenfranchised, were given self worth, not by Jesus coming down to their level, not by worshipping each other, but by being raised by their bootstraps to the level to which they were called by the Sacrifice of their Redeemer, that of giving His life for them and for us.

Source by Bob Lord

How to Summon Demons

“The name “Grimoire” is derived from the word “Grammar”. A Grimoire is a description of a set of magical symbols and how to combine them properly.” The Grimoire will be an important element needed for our work. A notepad is fine, even a legal pad will suffice. The objective is to keep accurate notes and an account of the work each time you perform. The work, similar to dreams, will soon be forgotten if you are working on a higher plane. Just as when you awake from a dream, you should write down what you remember from the working ASAP. If not, you will forget valuable information and loose irreplaceable insight experienced during the height of energy working.

Lunar cycles are superfluous to demons. New and Full Moons are known to hold more energy but it is not necessary for our work at hand. The arrangement of the celestial bodies does not dictate the work for our magic. The alignment of stars may be important for horoscopes and other occult workings but not for the workings of our ceremonial initiatives. I also cover some of the energy differences in my other writings.

Solitude is very important for your first foray into the conjuring world. You must focus your mind and energy on the task and not be distracted by others. Also, do not expect a huge win-fall or magical demonstration to transpire. A test of will is needed and there is no such thing as “drive through magic” just as there is no success for those who sit on their gluteus maximus all day. Investment = Returns. For teenagers who are going to Bed, Bath and Beyond, buy some candles and conjure up a demon, please don’t bother. You may actually harm yourself in a maladaptive process.

There are different orders (ordnung) of demons. A working knowledge of their hierarchy is important ergo you must invest time for an understanding. Calling a demon lower in the echelon is preferable for the beginner. Call Samael (Demon of death) on your first try may find you in a mental ward shortly thereafter.

Some practitioners will write down their recitations and actions required during the working in the Grimoire and record the results adjacent on the same pages. I recommend this method because it follows a chronological path through the event and makes it easy to digest later. I also find sketching any visuals helps to keep the images vivid for recollection. The ritual should open as any other ritual. Do your homework and reap the benefits.

In some belief systems, the pentagram or other symbolic circle is used to protect the practitioner from a demon or other being. For Satanists, the Sigil of Baphomet is an important image but it will not protect you from the boogie man. Be serious, a demon can transverse time and dimensions. A circle on the floor or any other tchotchke will not contain them………thus the stern warning at the beginning of this post. It is not a pet on a leash. “Caveat Emptor” As the ceremony is opened, you should pay close attention to vibrations, sounds, temperature changes, etc. Some demons manifest as slight changes in ambient lighting produced by candlelight. Others will bring an uneasy “chill” to the otherwise temperate conditions of the sanctum. I have experienced the movement of small objects caused by a quick puff of air from an undetermined direction. These are all examples however, none are constantly present.

Shortly after the abnormality mentioned above, the being appears; void of form. The center of the energy mass usually vivid and discernible from others if multiple demons appear simultaneously. This is the precursor of a full visual manifestation. This interim presentation is a “testing of the water” period to establish the veracity, fortitude and / or tenacity of the practitioner. Once it has been authenticated by the being, a full display is indulged. If you have prepared as you should, you will be afforded the opportunity to “plead your case” to the being. You should speak clearly and articulate your desires in an unambiguous manner as quickly as possible. This is not a social gathering…………you called, and the call was answered. Remain focused and on point with your desire(s). Do not waste time and DO NOT PRESUME YOU ARE EQUAL TO THE BEING. Demons do not respect humans and they are not impressed with your pitiful myopic life.

When a demon first appears, it will be a shocking and baffling experience. Everything you have been taught to believe and have accepted as the truth is suddenly called into question. Just like the misguided that claim to be Satanists without believing in Satan, your belief system will be turned upside down.

The human mind will stretch like a rubber band – to the point of breaking – when witnessing such an event. It is this realization that allows a person, properly prepared, to not only experience this thing or happening but to actually learn the inner workings of the craft; gaining an insight and ability to recreate the atmosphere almost at will. It is a strain on the psyche however, that only focus, practice and an open mind can overcome.

One attribute almost every time of manifestation is a temperature change. When wearing a robe (as worn during all rituals, rites and invocations) one tends to notice the slightest variation in the environment. You may witness such a drastic change causing a hot and humid summer night to turn almost frosty; to the point of seeing breath in the candles and firelight.

Another common denominator is the unmistakable smell of sulfur just before the revelation. The odor is a stench commensurate to boiled eggs (perhaps after a few days). This phenomenon is a bit unnerving for initiates or those who have never experience a real demon.

When fully realized, the demon is usually an emerald color with an almost hallowing effect. This being is superior to humans in every way and the frenetic and demented atmosphere is reduced to pure awe and admiration. This being demands respect, reverence, wonderment and worship. Without the due respect, a consternation of pure evil, pain and a stripping of the mind is to be the only recollection; if any.

During an encounter, time seems to stand still and yet race concurrently. Watches nor clocks are allowed within the Inner Sanctum. These demonic trysts will last well into the early morning hours before conclusion.

There are variations in the appearances of demons and each has individual characteristics and demeanor. They are, in fact, as docile and jovial on certain occasions as members of the coven or a colleague. There are those times however, that the same being may be agitated, disturbed or adversarial from the first few moments. Those are the occasions to remember who possesses the true power and control….it is not you nor a member of the coven!

Let me point out that the ways of magic are not exclusive to the Magus; anyone with the proper training, tenacity, patience and determination can expect consummate results. As with anything, the reward is equally proportionate to the investment made by the practitioner. The mind and body must be attuned to the slightest dimensional harmonics to make compensatory redress and lessen the attenuate course of action.

“As the ceremony is opened, you should pay close attention to vibrations, sounds, temperature changes, etc. Some demons manifest as slight changes in ambient lighting produced by candlelight. Others will bring an uneasy “chill” to the otherwise temperate conditions of the sanctum. Demons are individuals (as we) and they make their entrance as they wish.”

The choice of demonic force desired is usually according to the ritual being conducted; In Rem: Destruction Ritual would necessitate a menacing and contentious being with the ability to do your evil dealing without any reservation whatsoever. The match of tactic and tactician is very important. This is magic where real and tangible results are produced; magic is not a stratagem.

The Ritual of Baphomet can be used as an opening for the Ritual of Black Flame. Both rituals are precursors to a summons and both work well together. Advantageous transitions into the conjurations can be found by using these rituals. The right frame of mind is both necessary and conspicuous for the practitioner. One only has to experience the true working of the conjure to be forever transformed through a satanic metamorphosis; just as caterpillar to chrysalis (pupa) to the butterfly. All actions play out to the five senses and some are overwhelming. For example, when the being Azazel (that great shepherd and scapegoat) materializes, there is always a sound that reminds me of a goat bleating. Each being is as individual as we humans. The ringing of a bell nine (9) times (during ritual work) clears the air inside the Inner Sanctum. Anton Lavey described the Inner Sanctum as the “intellectual decompression chamber” in his book The Satanic Bible.

Source by Aleister Nacht

Essential Oils – 19 "Magical" Plants For Warding Off Evil

Some Plants Have Long Been Associated with Magic or Clairvoyant Powers and Used as Charms Against Evil.

Anyone who has read the Harry Potter novels can attest to the novel’s parade of strange concoctions of plants for magical purposes. But in real life, yes certain plants do have a history with magic. Rosemary is one such plant. In Europe, a sprig of rosemary placed under the pillow was thought to prevent nightmares. A sprig placed over the doorway was believed to ward off witches. European medieval history is filled with stories of warding off evil spirits and witches. Paranoia based on ignorance and fueled by religious zeal, existed throughout the whole period of the Middle Ages.

Here are some other examples of “magical plants”:

Cedarwood oil used in ritual purification after touching anything “unclean.”

German chamomile was considered a sacred herb by the Egyptians, Moors and Saxons.

The Romans revered Clary Sage as herba sacra or ‘sacred herb’ because of its euphoric properties.

Fennel was thought to ward off evil spirits and spells cast by witches. They hung sprigs of fennel over doorways to fend off evil.

Galbanum was considered spiritually uplifting.

Hyssop was used to protect against plague and to drive away evil spirits.

Juniper was used in the Middle Ages to ward off witches.

Marjoram was considered a funeral herb to bring spiritual peace to the departed.

Melissa or Lemon Balm was considered the “elixir of life” and used for nervous discords and ailments dealing with the heart or the emotion-anxiety, melancholy and to strengthen and revive the vital spirit.

Mugwort in the Middle Ages was associated with superstition and witchcraft and was used as a protective charm against evil and danger.

Myrrh is one of the oldest spiritual oils known to man-lifting the spirit to the gods.

Myrtle was considered a sign of immortality and used in religious ceremonies.

Palo Santo was known to peoples of Latin America as a spiritual oil to purify and cleanse the air of negative energies.

Sage was used by native peoples to help cleanse the aura of negativities.

Sandalwood is considered one of the oldest oils known for its spiritual qualities and assistance with prayer and meditation. It is also considered an aphrodisiac.

Spikenard was considered one of the sacred chrisms for anointing monarchs and high initiates into the mystery schools.

The Lakota Indians used black spruce to strengthen their ability to communicate with the Great Spirit. They believed spruce possesses the frequency of prosperity.

Thyme was associated with ‘courage.’ The Roman soldiers bathed in thyme before going into battle and in the Middle Ages, sprigs of thyme were woven into the scarves of knights departing for the Crusades-again to boost courage.

In the Middle Ages, yarrow was cut “with a black-handled knife, by moonlight, repeating mystic words. It was then brought home, put into the right stocking, and placed under the pillow” so that young Highland girls would dream of their true loves!

Source by Linda Lee Smith

The Importance of Self Knowledge

What is Self Knowledge?

Self knowledge is knowing yourself intimately. It involves knowing your thoughts and feelings, how they came about, and how they influence your behavior. It is about understanding your needs, desires, motivations, beliefs, views and values. In short, it is about knowing how you tick and what makes you tick.

The tool for self knowledge is introspection, a looking within that focuses our attention on our thoughts, how they arise and disappear. This is best done in a quiet environment where you have time to watch and analyze your own thoughts. A busy life does not exclude this possibility of introspection or self reflection but it does make it less likely that you will do so. Furthermore, it is more difficult to watch a busy mind that runs and jumps everywhere like a monkey in a cage.

Why is self knowledge important?

Self knowledge is important because it helps you to understand yourself better. Through better self understanding, you are more able to be in control of your own life. You can then make life happens for you rather than have life happens to you.

It also helps you to find answer to the more insightful and spiritual question – “Who am I?”

Through self knowledge, we are in a better position to understand the outer physical universe as well as the inner metaphysical world within us, and to see how our mind becomes the interface for both experiences. We now know that the meanings we place on the “realities” of life have a greater effect on the quality of our human experience than the “realities” themselves. Thus, we can change the quality of our life simply by changing the way we think and view the world around us. We can become happier simply by changing ourselves, without changing the world. Paradoxically, when we do change ourselves, the world around us changes as well, as if on its own.

We live in a participatory universe where our thoughts and beliefs are very real “things” that affect the world around us. It is as if the content of our inner mind is reflected out into the physical world. This is how we create our own destiny. This is the understanding that will stop us from becoming a victim of circumstances, and instead become the master of our own destiny. This is the occult lesson in the ancient teachings of Hermes, in one of his seven spiritual laws. This spiritual law, called the Law of Correspondence, says “As Above, So Below. As Within, So Without”.

This is a key lesson in self understanding, in knowing that we create our own lives and that we are fully and completely responsible for what we create – consciously AND unconsciously. It is extremely empowering to realize that whatever we create we can re-create, thus we are never a victim of circumstances. It is always within our power to change our lives.

Self knowledge allows us to recognize our error in thinking and to correct it. It is therefore the mean to a better and more fulfilling life – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Source by Tim Ong

Peer Pressure in Heart of Darkness, the Crucible, and Lord of the Flies

For most people, the pressure to conform begins before we’re even born. Once the ultrasound images come through, our rooms, toys, and footy pajamas become gender-themed. In elementary school, we are systematically ranked in terms of name-brand vs. generic binders and snack items. In high school, we carefully engineer our clothes and backpacks to achieve that effortlessly cool look. Let’s not even get started on what we do in college.

Despite its being so normal a part of everyday life, there’s something inherently creepy about group thinking. Whether you’re Borg, a Stepford wife, or just a nervous freshman, everyone needs an occasional reminder of why not to run with the pack. To call in the really big guns, here are three classic literary scenarios that might help you wave your freak flag high.

Scenario One: Colonial Africa. The landscape is wild, the natives are unfamiliar, and the Europeans are doing their best to screw it up. Enter Mr. Kurtz of Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. A British ivory trader living deep in the Congolese wilderness, Kurtz is a charismatic, intelligent type-A kind of guy. Who also happens to be a psychopath. Living out a unique twist on the Into the Wild, Kurtz forsakes European civilization, amasses a private army of indigenous and European minions, and goes on a murderous rampage.

By the time our narrator, Charlie Marlow, tracks him down, Kurtz is decorating his private jungle fortress with impaled heads. What’s worse, despite the fact that Charlie a) goes after Kurtz knowing what he’s capable of, and b) witnesses Kurtz’s insanity firsthand, his experience leaves us wondering whether or not he has also succumbed to Kurtz’s influence. Although Heart of Darkness gives us an interesting look at the power of one person’s persuasion, there’s also something to be said for the sweeping momentum of mob rule. Which brings us to our second literary classic.

Scenario Two: Colonial America. The continent is enormous, the colonies are tiny, and the pioneers are so uptight that the Church of England doesn’t want them. Add a reverend’s daughter girl and a mysterious illness to the mix and you’ve got Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, a play about the Salem witch trials. Beginning with one angry girl’s accusations of witchcraft, the story snowballs as the entire village turns against itself in an eat-or-be-eaten fight to the death.

In the end, the victors are either accusers or (false) confessors, whereas those who try to keep their noses clean are summarily executed. What makes this scarier than Kurtz’s private army is the fact that a witch hunt doesn’t require a mastermind; combine ten parts society and one part fear and you’ve got yourself a recipe for disaster. Of course, the mob mentality formula works in the absence of civilization, too. Just check out our third literary classic.

Scenario Three: The Desert Island. The island is small, the wee tykes are even smaller, and their chances of being found are slim to none. When you combine all the worst parts of Heart of Darkness and The Crucible, the resulting tale of horror can only be William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, a story about a schoolyard that is accidentally relocated to an island in the middle of the Pacific. The boys polarize around the two strongest personalities, but being that they probably still used nightlights in their former life, they’re not exactly immune to good ol’ fashioned mass hysteria, either.

By the time the boys have painted their faces, ritualistically slaughtered wild boars, and waged war on each other, you begin to wonder if “youthful innocence” is a contradiction in terms. The story ends with the boys being discovered by civilized, adult men in the midst of a civilized, adult world war. You know, just in case you felt happy for a second there.

Wed together, these three stories warn us against the corrupting influence of both influential leaders and mindless mobs, social constructs and wild savagery, respected adults and smelly pre-teens, hysterical girls and barbarous boys. In short, trust no one but yourself.

Which is kind of the point.

Source by Paul Thomson

Tribes In Kenya – Beautiful Or Ugly?

Kenya has more than 40 tribes. Their role is diminishing slowly, but the tribe is one of the main defining features of living in Kenya. On the one hand, everybody admires the sight of proud Masai warriors, dressed all red with their typical spears and shield. And tribes have social advantages, such as mutual help. On the other hand, the tribes in Kenya are holding the country back. This article provides some background information.

The Big Picture Of Tribes In Kenya

Family in Kenya is all-important. Big extended families live together and look after each other. Then comes your clan, your sub-tribe, and your tribe. Since Kenyan independence in 1963, the government has tried to create a national consciousness, stressing the idea that “we are all Kenyans”. But as a result of the tribe system, national identity is very weak in Kenya.

Kenyan tribes are mainly based on language. There are three language groups in which all the tribes can be divided: the Bantu, the Nilotic and the Cushitic speaking tribes. Well-known tribes that still follow the traditional lifestyles as the Masai, Samburu and Turkana tribes are Nilotic. However, many Kenyans speak three languages: their tribal language, English, and Swahili (which together with English is the official language in Kenya).

The biggest tribes are, respectively, the Kikuyu, Luhya, Luo, Kalenjin and Kamba (although exact numbers differ widely from source to source).

Tribes In Kenya: Pretty Or Ugly?

Of course, I very much like to watch traditional tribal life. The Masai, Samburu, Turkana tribes people have magnificent colorful jewelry and clothes, impressive rituals, and beautiful songs. Experiencing this is for many one of the big reasons of coming to Kenya.

But let’s be honest. How many of the tourists who idealize the tribes in Kenya would be able to live that way themselves? Tribes also mean a belief in witchcraft (and better avoid being called a witch in Kenya!), female genital mutilation, and little individual freedom as the course of your whole life is already fixed at birth by tribal customs.

The “White Masai” movie has made this all too clear. It tells the real life story of a Swiss woman (Corinne Hofmann) who marries a Masai warrior and joins the traditional tribal life in his small village. During the first years, she shows a remarkable ability to adapt. She eats Masai food, sleeps in wooden shacks, and delivers their baby in the bush. But her husband feels increasingly threatened by her independence and abilities. When she opens a small shop in the village, he’s jealous. He gets abusive and she finally has to flee with her daughter back to Switzerland.

Tribes In Kenya Business And Politics

Besides culture, tribes play a main role in business and politics. Tribe members ‘help’ each other, and this goes from , to favoritism in the government and covering each others criminal activities.

The Kikuyu dominate both business and politics. There are several reasons: they are the biggest tribe, have westernized to a big extent, are street-smart in business and the led the independence movement in the 1950s and 1960s. This independence movement became the first big political party, KANU, which dominated Kenyan politics for many decades.

The first president of Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta, as well as current president Mwai Kibaki are Kikuyu, and both have shown clear favoritism, if not outright corruption towards their tribesmen. Kenyatta used the land reforms after de departure of the British to make himself and his fellow clan members the biggest landowners of the country. Kibaki was elected in 2002 on the promise to end the ever-present corruption, but once in office did precious little to fight it. Instead, he adopted members of his Kikuyu clan throughout his administration. These people are known as the “Mount Kenya Maffia”, after the home region of the Kikuyu around this mountain.

Many voters support a political candidate not because of his ideas or personal abilities, but because he’s from the same tribe. Political parties are based on tribes, not on ideas. Elections often come down to the question: which tribe is going to exploit the other tribes? The election struggles of 2007-2008 in Kenya also had a tribal background: many non-Kikuyu voters thought that the Kikuyu (22% of the population) under had “eaten enough” (slang for stealing government funds) under the Kibaki government, and therefore supported a politician from the Luo tribe (Raila Odinga).

While some people in the west romanticize the tribal life, seeing this as a ‘purer’ lifestyle which is more social and ‘closer to nature’, I personally am happy that I’m not a part of it, and I believe many Kenyans would benefit from a gradual roll-back of the tribe system.

Source by Arjen Koopman

Wizards and Witches – Are They Good or Bad?

If there was ever a topic open to intense dispute, it would be the subject of witches and wizards. So many people hold such strong convictions about this subject that you would think it was a situation concerning life or death. However, it is a fun topic of discussion when you approach it from many different points of view.

Are witches and wizards bad? The answer must be yes and no. You must look through history to determine what the final answer may be. In medieval times, the kings and queens sought out relief for sickness from the local practitioner, who was often considered a witch. These people, generally women, had a robust knowledge of natural medicine and could heal people with their brews. It was not until a later time when the church set forth condemning these women that the term witch became synonymous with evil.

Merlin, perhaps the most famous of all wizards, was a good and bad man. Said to talk to the dead, Merlin helped guide King Arthur to become one of the most beloved king’s in all of British history. It is also said though, that Merlin was not afraid to use his magical powers to conquers his, and the king’s, enemies.

If you come to modern day, take a look at the Wizard of Oz. There was a good and bad witch, a wizard and a cast of characters innocently interacting with them all. Harry Potter and his friends were all attending school for witchcraft and wizardry, and regardless of the fundamental outrage, the Potter series is one of the best selling children’s books of all times.

These creatures, often human beings with additional knowledge, must be placed into the same category as regular mortals. Some are bad and some are good and some struggle in between. Like their mortal counter parts, these creatures have the free will to use their knowledge for good or bad, leaving the decision of their goodness only to them, not to others.

Fairy tales are filled with witches that perform good and bad deeds. We teach our children right from wrong using these tales, so they cannot possibly be all that bad.

Magic is something that everyone needs in their life in some way. Whether it be a wonderful tale to share with their children or a natural cure for their ailments, magic must become a part of everyone’s life to make life worth the effort.

Source by Mat S

Orgasm Causing Visions – Divine Eroticism and the Orgastic Circulation of Light

Orgasms causing visions was enough to get my attention at an early age. Enochian Sex magick was the title of the first book I ever bought on the Occult. You could imagine that at age fourteen it was pretty impressive to me. The only thing was it was way over my head. I did eventually figure it out but it took years and I still learn from it.

There is what is called Divine Eroticism. This is where two people (ideally who are ‘in love’) having the ceremony send one another into visions through orgasms achieved through sex. Pretty crazy stuff, but very interesting so I thought it would make a great little article.

The premise is that One person is focused on at a time. Once a night. Now the male or female can be the receiver of these messages while the other takes down everything with pad and pen. Also keeps record from any means necessary and what is agreed upon and available. This person is in control while the other is the focus of the Divine Orgasm.

Sex magick is nothing new and has always been considered as “the food of the Gods,” or a gateway to much higher forms of consciousness. In example, utilizing sex as a way to experience and communicate with pure energy or Angels. In 1845 Sir Edward Kelly and Dr. John Dee both created what was called Enochian Sex Magick which was the premise and language of this magick. The word Enochian means literally “Angelic” or “Angels.”

The process by which these two men have derived certain knowledge was extremely complicated and highly detailed. There are symbols and certain kinds of math involving letters and language equivalents. There is an entire language created by the system and the system itself is a way of categorizing and objectifying knowledge in a clear scientific method. Anyone familiar with the rudimentary base fundamentals of the Qabalah would have an easier time of translating this system.

The systems consists of 19 Calls, or Keys, The Thirty-two Eathers, and the Qabalistic cross. All of this becomes centered around Tantric Sex as a spiritual lovemaking.

The one way of true commune with Angels, is in this form of attempting to control energy through the power of sex. The people who have had first hand experience with this Divine Eroticism state that if you take your absolute worst orgasm from Sex Magick and compare it to your best orgasm ever in regular(non-sex magick) sex, and it would still be like holding a candle to the sun. It just does not compare and nothing is better.

Trust is a huge element involved. It is important to note that no one can be coerced or tricked into this kind of thing. Nor can they be paid. The negative energy offsets the balance of what is referred to as the “Bio-psychos-spiritual vortex.” This must be clean and only the emotions of willing participants can keep it this way.

These methods were supposedly implemented by the Egyptian people as a means of producing ‘Special’ infants. By using these techniques and alignments with certain planets would raise the possibilities of certain qualities that would be naturally bestowed upon the child. They would predetermine certain characteristics, attitudes, and personalities of their offspring. So it is much more than just orgasms causing visions and it seems it really has been around a long, long time.

Source by Jamie Alan

Why Do We Find Magic Tricks So Fascinating?

Magic is truly an art of illusion. Magicians have been entertaining and confounding audiences with sleight of hand deceptions for centuries. It is believed that the origin of magic for entertainment was originally started in ancient Egypt. Performers in those days tried to convince their audience that they had magical powers, until it was deemed to be no longer safe. Magic was inevitably viewed as witchcraft. Any one performing it was liable to be hunted down and hung. In the 16th century, magicians reemerged in a new form; they called themselves entertainers, and no longer claimed that they had unnatural abilities. They were still not likely to explain the tricks to the audience though.

It was in the 18th century that a dynamic and extravagant Italian magician called Giovanni Giuseppe Pinetti brought card magic into the larger arena of the theatre. Robert Houdini is now recognized as the first real performer of ‘modern’ magic. Houdini earned his fame in the mid 1800s. Howard Thurston was probably the first master card manipulator, famous during the early 1900s’ for his “Rising Card” trick, and his uncanny ability to toss his playing cards to the farthest reaches of his audience. In company with Thurston, many other famous magicians have created and perfected tricks implementing playing cards. Dai Vernon, Harry Houdini, and Charles Bertram. Today, the magicians of note include David Blaine, and Criss Angel. You have probably seen them both on TV.

There is likely not one household in the United States that does not have at least one deck of ordinary playing cards. Moreover, at some point in our lives, everyone has most likely tried to perform a magic trick or two. However, card tricks are not as easy they appear. The good ones require excellent hand/eye co-ordination, and manual dexterity.

There are literally hundreds of websites that you can visit if you want to watch magic, or learn it. At any one of these sites, you get to see the best of the best magicians perform or explain their tricks. However, if you want to learn how to be a magician, then you need to watch a video from Gregory Wilson, entitled. “Card Stunts.”

Greg has twice been awarded top honors at the World Magic Championships, and is widely considered to be the most highly esteemed magic competition in the world. His artistry has even been used in the movies and on TV. He is a well sought after magician by crowds all over the country, and even the world. He is also a member of Clean Comedians, a group who proves that comedy and magic do not have to be offensive to anyone to provide entertainment.

The DVD “Card Stunts” is a tool that anyone who wants to learn magic from one of the best performers must have. The stunts that are explained in this DVD are incredibly illuminative. In this video, Greg teaches you how to accomplish such tricks as the Phoenix split, and the Joke in the Box. Those are the only two of the many tricks that he demonstrates in “Card Stunts”, with the brilliance that he is famous for.

Source by Sveinung Skoglund

The Door to December by Dean Koontz

Dean R Koontz started his career about 1965 with some science fiction novels that received less than overwhelming approval from reviewers and fans. By the early 1970s he was writing crime thrillers under pen names.

As the incredible success of Stephen King and Anne Rice transformed horror in the field of publishing from an occasional book into its own separate genre, Koontz combined his science fiction background with his thriller background to come up with a style of contemporary dark fantasy that few others can pull off.

THE DOOR TO DECEMBER opens with brutal murders of three men and the discovery of a nine year old girl — Melanie — taken from her mother six years previously by her father, after their divorce. Her father was one of the murdered men.

Dan Haldane is the police detective working the case, and the love that grows between him and Melanie’s mother is so obvious as to be an inconsequential sideshow.

Turns out that her father along with his associates kept Melanie a prisoner in the “gray room” — which contains a sensory isolation tank, a biofeedback machine and an aversion therapy device which includes electrodes to shock people.

The father and another psychologist at UCLA were obviously conducting bizarre experiments on Melanie.

Melanie is a difficult figure. She’s the central figure of the book, in more ways than one, yet because of the emotional and mental damage done to her by her father, she does not behave or react as a normal child. She barely does anything at all (on the outside), giving us readers little reason to like her or feel for her. It takes Koontz’s skill to bring her to life to the reader. We pity her because the two tough men (Dan Haldane and a hired security guard) do so.

But Haldane’s most immediate problem is to figure out how the three men were murdered. Their bodies are so smashed and battered in so many different ways that they defy forensic analysis. A team of gorillas couldn’t have done it.

Melanie goes back to her mother, and more trouble follows. More people are horribly murdered, including the owner of an occult book and supply store in a classical, locked room mystery.

While Dan runs down clues, he gets Melanie’s mother to hire a security guard and he is drawn into the drama. This to me is a dramatic flaw, because as a good tough guy protecting Melanie, he’s a duplicate of Dan.

I suspect most readers will figure out the basic truth long before Dan. But that enables Koontz to follow a chain of rogue sadistic psychologists and an occult author to the government who wants to achieve complete mind control and social slavery over us all.

Other flaws: I couldn’t believe that as a child psychologist herself Melanie’s mother would try to treat her traumatized daughter by herself. Or that she would try to put the child under hypnosis right away, after she’d obviously just escaped from extensive experience in a sensory isolation tank. She’s obviously so stupid we start to understand why she was blind enough to his faults as to marry Melanie’s father in the first place.

I could never believe the police background. And Dan’s continual wisecracks never seemed funny to me. I kept wishing he’d shut up.

Yet the dark conspiracy of psychology/occultism/secret government projects was powerful enough to keep me reading long after I figured out what the “It” was that was murdering people and seemed to be threatening Melanie and her mother.

And once I did, I didn’t believe that It was a threat to Melanie herself. I’m not convinced it would have been — except for dramatic purposes — because I don’t think a child who’d never been socialized would feel guilty about preserving her own life.

Somehow, despite all flaws, Koontz novels are always worth reading.

Source by Richard Stooker