Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The OCCULT and 2012

This is obviously a difficult topic to address and most have tackled it in ways that are really not helpful.  The attached article or post I received by way of the cryptozooloogist is particularly helpful in properly describing the Occult and to establish its role in opposition to spiritualism which it somewhat mimics.  Then most of my readers do not have a real clue about spiritualism anyway, so perhaps I need to make certain comments on my developing understanding regarding this problem.

I ask you to accept certain assertions.

Mankind arose during the past 200,000 years and achieved modernity as we understand it today, about 40,000 years ago.  This allowed the following to be accomplished:

            1          GOD was engineered as an ubermind and took on the responsibility of managing the human race and this solar system at that time.  The present internet and underlying hardware is presently evolving into exactly the same solution.
            2          GOD was tasked to establish souls in the living to preserve data and to provide true material immortality to the living identities in biological form.
            3          It was determined that restoration of pre Ice Age ecology was possible through a simple crustal shift of thirty degrees.  It is plausible that an earlier natural shift proved out the concept.  To this end, a comet was targeted directly at the North Pole at the correct time.  The crust was then shifted thirty degrees south about 13900 years ago.
            4          Prior to impact, humanity evacuated Earth and moved into space habitats at least and plausibly into underground structures on Mars in particular.  Please note this evacuation was done by the simple expedient of switching all live births to space adapted human forms.  Eventually everyone had exited physically as a space adapted human or simply died and left as a soul.
            5          Physical transport was conducted in Magnetic Field Exclusion Vessels (MFEVs) or ARCs(a nod to Noah).  We are going to be able to do all this ourselves inside the next two decades.

If you are able to swallow all that, you can take a rest.  I have seen ample evidence to support these conjectures and much of that evidence is scattered throughout this blog.

Yet the bottom line is that GOD is a physical reality and the establishment of the soul is a natural development to be expected.  Our great fortune is that it has already been done and we even have available a simple hand up to avoid been soul trapped through simple acceptance of the teachings of Jesus.  Other teachers had promoted the error of difficult attainment as a natural result of ego promotion, when all that is necessary is to understand the reality of the afterlife and to not reject it.  Once you accept that humanity has gone out there already and that you will be returning to the ‘afterlife’ then you do not want your actions or thinking to interfere.

Now we get to the main issue.  It is possible for the soul to commune and even communicate with GOD and to some extent with souls presently in the ‘afterlife’  The effort of spiritual teachings is to open that access and to benefit from it and to benefit others from such knowledge.
 It is difficult to achieve and most will need a spiritual guide.  I add though that the young often have such access, including knowledge of their previous incarnation.  Such access is quickly suppressed as one ages and it takes then a special effort.

This is not the occult or spiritism which is something altogether different and is driven by unacceptable motives.  I suggest that only the pure in motive are able to communicate properly, thus often the most successful communicators go into a trance that removes their own motives from the effort.

That leaves one other question.  When are we going to be accepted into the community of space humanity?  The establishment of 2012 as the appropriate time for this to occur is much too conforming in terms of the accelerating rate of change to discount it.  Quite simply, we will be making contact inside the next two decades all by ourselves.  I simply do not think we have much else to learn independently in any event that we have not already guessed.  Thus opening access this coming year is a pretty good option for space humanity because it preempts us doing it. 

Thus we have every right to be optimistic as to the future of humanity, when so much is maturing at the same point in time.  2012 is likely meant to be the year of revelation.



Today, many people dabble in the mystical, occultic arts. Is there anything wrong with being involved in these practices? Yes, the Bible takes a clear position on this subject, strongly denouncing these practices. God created us and therefore owns us. He has a right to set the rules for our lives. God's Word indicates that these practices are part of Satan's strategy of evil tricks and deception, designed to lead us astray. Satan and his demons are real beings set on our destruction. Christians are warned to…

"Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places." (Ephesians 6:11-12).

Concerning occult practices, the Israelites were told:

When you come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominable practices of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, anyone who practices divination or tells fortunes or interprets omens, or a sorcerer or a charmer or a medium or a necromancer or one who inquires of the dead, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD..." (Deuteronomy 18:9-12a)

Astrology (Predictions by the Planets or Moon; Horoscopes; Sometimes Referred to As "Observing Times" in the Old Testament)

Although the Bible does not go into great detail about astrology, it certainly makes its position clear. We should never trust in astrological beliefs or predictions.

Astrology is an ancient, heathen practice that leads to disaster.Our lives are not determined by the stars or movement of planets. The Bible warns against the false predictions of astrology (Jeremiah 10:2; 27:9-10; Daniel 2:1-4; 4:7; 5:7-9) and repeatedly condemns the associated practice of worshipping the sun, moon and stars (or "deities or demons associated with them") (Deuteronomy 4:19; 17:2-5; 2 Kings 21:3, 5; Zephaniah 1:5; Job 31:26-28; Jeremiah 8:1-2).

The deeper, anti-God aspects of Astrology and the signs of the Zodiac:

"The Scripture also says that they (Nimrod and his people)wanted to make a name for themselves so they would not be scattered abroad over the face of the earth. Hislop believes that this idea of making a name for themselves had less to do with fame (although that was part of it) as it was connected with living by names and signs, especially the signs of the Zodiac. Ben Adams in his book, Astrology, The Ancient Conspiracy, makes the same point, as does E.W. Bullinger in his book Witness of The Stars. They all agree that the mention of the Tower reaching to heaven in the King James Version would more properly be rendered as, "depicting" the heavens.

Even Herodotus, the Greek historian who saw the tower after it was finished by Nebuchadnezzar, confirms this interpretation. He reported in the fourth century B.C. that the Tower of Babel had the twelve signs of the Zodiac brightly painted in twelve startling colors around its seventh and final level. It is probable that they were trying to make a name for themselves, but it was the name of the god of their own invention..."

In Isaiah, God sarcastically rebukes and righteously mocksIsrael for practicing astrology:

"You felt secure in your wickedness, you said, 'No one sees me'; your wisdom and your knowledge led you astray,and you said in your heart, 'I am, and there is no one besides me.' But evil shall come upon you, which you will not know how to charm away; disaster shall fall upon you, for which you will not be able to atone; and ruin shall come upon you suddenly, of which you know nothing. Stand fast in your enchantments and your many sorceries, with which you have labored from your youth; perhaps you may be able to succeed; perhaps you may inspire terror. You are wearied with your many counsels; let them stand forth and save you, those who divide the heavens, who gaze at the stars, who at the new moons make known what shall come upon you. Behold, they are like stubble; the fire consumes them; they cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame...!" (Isaiah 47:10-14a)

Magic, Spells, Enchantments, Charming, Sorcery, Wizardry, Witchcraft

Research has shown that occult magic is often fraudulent and deceitful illusion—counterfeit miracles. Many books have been written on this subject. In some instances, occult magic or divination are a manifestation of demonic powers or the result of demon possession (Acts 16:16). Of course, the power of Satan and his demons is extremely limited compared to God's power.

Those who follow the path of the magic arts are on the wrong path—a road that leads away from God, not toward Him. In one way or another, the end will be disaster.

The evil Queen Jezebel practiced witchcraft (2 Kings 9:22) bringing catastrophe on herself and all Israel.

Over and over, God denounces those who "conjure spells" (NKJV) and those who practice witchcraft and sorcery. The Bible says that anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord (Deuteronomy 18:10-12; 2 Kings 21:6; Micah 5:12; Isaiah 47:12; Ezekiel 13:18, 20; Acts 8:11-24; Leviticus 20:27; Exodus 7:11; Revelation 9:21; 22:15).

God warns of the ultimate punishment. Revelation 21:8 says of "…those who practice magic arts …their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur… the second death" (NIV).

Those who practice witchcraft (sorcery) will not inherit the kingdom of God (Galatians 5:20-21). These practices are anti-God and are in rebellion against Him.

Many of the citizens of ancient Ephesus practiced the magic arts. Those who became Christians realized the foolish error of their former lives and burned their expensive books of magic as the trash they were (Acts 19:19).

The Bible tells how the apostle Paul once dealt with one of these deceivers, a sorcerer and false prophet who led people astray. "Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him and said, 'O full of all deceit and all fraud, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease perverting the straight ways of the Lord? And now, indeed, the hand of the Lord is upon you, and you shall be blind, not seeing the sun for a time.' And immediately a dark mist fell on him, and he went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand" (Acts 13:9-11).

Divination, Fortune-telling, Mediums, Spiritism, Necromancy, Familiar Spirits, Wizardry, Seances, Channeling, Clairvoyance, Spirit-guides

The Bible strongly warns people not to consult mediums and spiritists for the truth, but to inquire of God (Isaiah 8:19).Clearly, if those who practiced these arts have any power (beyond being great deceivers), it is not a gift from God (as some falsely claim).

The Bible condemns and forbids these practices several times (Deuteronomy 18:9-14; Isaiah 44:25; Jeremiah 27:9; 2 Kings 21:6; 23:24). Divination and spiritism were despised practices of the heathens (Ezekiel 21:21; Isaiah 19:3; 1 Samuel 28). Scripture says that one of the reasons King Saul died was "because he consulted a medium for guidance" rather than God (1 Chronicles 10:13-14).

The Bible provides examples showing the folly and failures of those who claimed the ability to predict the future based on their own powers or those of spirits (Daniel 2:27, etc.). God calls the word of diviners "nonsense," "lies" and "deception" for foolish people (Ezekiel 13:8; Jeremiah 14:14; Isaiah 44:25). God said, "Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!" (Ezekiel 13:3).

If an Israelite lived the deceitful practice of being a medium, it was punishable by death (Leviticus 20:27). The presence of a medium or spiritist among God's people of Israel was considered a defilement (Leviticus 19:31). All these practices take people further from their Creator, the true and living God.

Following Omens or Signs

We are not to look to omens or "signs" to direct our lives. The Bible reprimands people for doing this. It is an "abomination" and foolishness (Deuteronomy 18:10-12). Look to God and His instructions for life as provided in the Bible. To do otherwise is to foolishly deceive yourself, or allow Satan and others to deceive you.

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