Isis and the Dark Veils of Masonry

Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, an Orisha Priestess and New Age guru behind Iyanla Fix My Life, recently made a series of Facebook posts about her visit to the Louvre Museum in Paris. Two posts particularly caught my attention:

On April 19, she wrote:

“Isis is Our Lady! According to our tour guide, Notre Dame was originally the temple in which the people worshipped the goddess Isis who was considered the matriarchal protector of Paris.”

On April 22, she posted a picture of Isis along with those of the Catholic Madonna and wrote:

“The First is Not the Last! The statue of Auset/Isis nursing her son Horus, housed at Louvre Museum in Paris is dated First Dynasty B.C. is part of the history of Khemet aka Egypt. On the other side of the museum there are a dozen of photos of the Blessed Mother and Child that do not include the original image of Auset/Isis and Horus.”

A trained mind can decode the undertones in Iyanla’s words. She is saying that the Mary and Jesus in Christianity were an European “whitewashing” of ancient Egyptian pagan deities. Therefore, if Africans or African Americans want the “real deal,” they should embrace the original “Blessed mother and son” of the Kemet: Isis and Horus.

Although, there is a belief that the Cathedral of Notre Dame was supposedly built on the site of a former temple to Isis, it’s only an hypothesis. What has been credibly documented is that it was formerly the site of a temple dedicated to the Gallo-Roman deity, Jupiter – also identified as Cernunnos, the Horned god of witchcraft. [1]

To affirm that an African goddess was regarded as “the matriarchal protector of Paris” – a region originally inhabited by Celtic tribes – begs one’s credulity. The bottom line is: the real Mary of the Bible differs from the revamped “Blessed Virgin Mary” of Rome (which was modelled after Isis) by a country mile.

Freemasonry also has a link with the Kemet. But what many Masons, especially in the lower degrees, do not know is that the Egyptian pagan triad (Osiris, Isis and Horus) is covertly introduced to them in the Masonic rituals.

Unless they read the works of Masonic experts explaining the symbols and allegories embedded in their rites, they are intentionally kept in the dark about this.

Masonry is a mystery religion; like Hermeticism and Alchemy, it conceals its secrets from all except the adept and sages, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead the initiate. They conceal the truth from them and draw them away from it. [2]

A central ritual of Masonry is based on the legend of Hiram Abif, the Widow’s Son. In the ritual, he is accosted by three fellowcrafts who are ruffians (Jubelo, Jubelah and Jubelum). The three thugs strike him, finally killing him, bury his body in the rubble of the temple of Solomon and later lug it out of town and bury it on a hill under an acacia tree.

Solomon and King Hiram find the body on the hill of Mt. Moriah. Eventually, Solomon takes the decomposing right hand of Hiram Abif by the “Strong Grip of the Lion’s Paw,” the Master Mason grip, and hauls his carcass out of the ground, apparently resurrecting him (although this is never clear). [3]

This is simply an enactment of the dying-rising fertility god rituals found in all pagan systems. The third degree lecture discusses the monument erected to the memory of Hiram (of course, no Hebrew would build a monument of statues) saying:

“…Masonic tradition informs us that there was erected to his memory a Masonic monument, consisting of “a beautiful virgin, weeping over a broken column, before her, a book was open; in her right hand a sprig of acacia, in her left an urn; behind her stands Time, unfolding and counting the ringlets of her hair.” [4]

Before one can understand the symbolisms espoused here, one must have a knowledge of the myth of the Egyptian triad – Osiris, Isis and Horus. Here is what a reference work says about Isis:

“The traditions concerning her cult state that when Osiris was slain by the god Set, Isis began a journey to discover his remains. Osiris’s coffin was eventually engulfed by a fragrant tamarisk tree, and Isis soon found the box and the corpse in Byblos, where it floated on the Mediterranean Sea … Isis hid the coffin of Osiris, but Set discovered it and dismembered the body into 14 pieces. Isis persisted and began to look for the parts of her husband. She found all of his remains except for his phallus, which had been devoured by a Nile fish, called Oxyrrnchus by the Greeks.” [5]

When Isis fashioned Osiris’ body together and reanimated it with her magical powers, she became pregnant from the corpse and gave birth to Horus. The source also says:

“In another adventure, the goddess Isis discovered the secret name of the god Ré, viewed always as the most potent of magical weapons. She thus provided herself with additional powers, all of which she dedicated to the service of mankind.” [6]

With this in mind, we can now grasp the symbolisms behind the monument allegedly erected to Hiram Abif.

The “beautiful virgin” is Isis weeping for her husband. The broken column represents the phallus of Osiris. The spring of acacia she held is an allusion to Kemetic soul immortality and agricultural fertility.

The urn is a canopic jar used in Egyptian funerary rituals to store the vital organs of mummies. [7] The “Time” standing behind her refers to Saturn, a later form of Set, the Egyptian god of violence, chaos and disorder. Set is one of the oldest forms of Satan. [8]

It’s clear that the Masonic appellation “Widow’s Son” is a veiled reference to Horus, the son of Isis. There’s a striking similarity between the Masonic legend of Hiram Abif and the Kemetic myth of Osiris.

Both are slain by wicked men who are in turn slain in vengeance; both are buried, dug up, buried again, and finally buried a third time, after an attempt to raise them from the dead. Both are also craftsmen.

Even though Masonry is a masculine form of the mysteries which downplays the goddess’ role, nevertheless, Isis is presented as the holder of the key to the depths of magick.

Just as Isis discovered the secret name of Ra, Masonry is also based on rediscovering the “Master’s Word,” a secret name. Thus, Manly Hall, a 33° Mason and one of the most influential occultists in the last century, wrote:

“In one of the myths concerning her, Isis is said to have conjured the invincible God of Eternities, Ra, to tell her his secret and sacred name, which he did. This name is equivalent to the Lost Word of Masonry. By means of this Word, a magician can demand obedience from the invisible and superior deities.” [9]

It can’t get any clearer than that. Masonry has nothing to do with the God of the Bible, but pagan deities which He warned us never to serve (Exodus 20:2-3). Freemasonry is no different from the Old Path of witchcraft. They channel the same demonic deities for power, wisdom and protection.

Hall also revealed that:

“The great mysteries of Hermeticism, the great spiritual truths hidden from the world by the ignorance of the world, and the keys of the secret doctrines of the ancient philosophers, are all symbolized by the Virgin Isis. Veiled from head to foot, she reveals her wisdom only to the tried and initiated few who have earned the right to enter her sacred presence…” [10]

Isis in her various forms is the evil entity that all occultists and witches must plug themselves into to wield their powers.

Just as Satan blinds the minds of unbelievers, this demon has a special ability to bind the minds of her worshippers with her dark religious veils and prevent them from receiving the light of the Gospel of Christ (2 Cor. 4:4).

So when Iyanla presents Isis to her fans as “Our Lady,” or a “cross bearer” invites you to behold the veiled mysteries of the “Holy Grail,” or a Wiccan introduces you to the energies of Astarte or a Catholic waxes eloquent about the power of “the Blessed Virgin Mary,” note carefully that her true identity is the demonic queen of heaven.

Notes

[1] Valiente, Doreen, An ABC of Witchcraft, Phoenix, WA, 1988, p. 159.

[2] Pike, Albert, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Supreme Council of the Thirty -Third Degree, Charleston, 1950, p. 104-105.

[3] Duncan, Malcolm, Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor, David McKay Company, Inc., New York, 1987, pp. 102-121.

[4] Duncan, p. 125.

[5] Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, Margaret Bunson, Facts on File, NY., 2002 p. 183.

[6] Ibid, p. 183.

[7] Flexner, Stuart Berg, The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Random House, New York, 1987, p. 305.

[8] Ancient History Encyclopedia https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ancient.eu/amp/1-14437/

[9] Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of the Ages, Lulu, 1973, p. 114.

[10] Manly p. 84.

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Masonry and the English Throne

Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Elizabeth, now aged 93, is also the kingdom’s oldest ever monarch.

She is the 40th monarch in a royal line that traces its origin back to Norman King William the Bastard who claimed the throne with victory over Anglo-Saxon Harold II at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Since becoming Queen, Elizabeth II has seen 13 prime ministers, starting with Winston Churchill, 14 U.S. Presidents, from Harry Truman to Donald Trump, and every of Nigeria’s Head-of-State since Independence in 1960.

Officially, the Queen is a member of the Church of England. Under British law, as reigning monarch, she is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. All members of the British royal family are officially affiliated with the Anglican Church.

Yet, not one of them has been known to testify to the atoning power of the blood of Jesus Christ. Instead, they have been known to be Pantheists, Gnostics and Masons.

Queen Elizabeth’s father, Prince Philip, was a Mason. Her father, King George VI was a Master Mason. The same for King Edward VII.

The Queen and her son, Prince Charles, also belong to the highest ranks of Masons in the world through the Order of the Garter. The Queen was installed as a “lady” of the Order of the Garter on April 23, 1948 (her birthday) while still a princess.

When she became queen, she became the sovereign of the Order. On July 26, 1958, Prince Charles became a knight of the Order.

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the most prestigious “chivalric” order in the British Isles. It’s said to be an order of “Christian Knighthood” (which is an oxymoron) established by King Edward III and his son, Edward the “Black Prince” in 1348, few years after the fall of the powerful Knights Templar. [1]

The Order remains one of the most elite societies in Europe and it appears to be at pinnacle of English-speaking Freemasonry, if not all Masonry 

The legend behind the Order’s founding has it that King Edward III was dancing with the young countess of Salisbury (Joan of Kent) in the presence of his court in Calais, France in 1347. Suddenly, the lady dropped her garter in the middle of the dance. The incident shocked the court and all the dancing ceased.

Edward gallantly knelt down, picked up her garter and tied it around his own knee. Then he uttered the famous words: “Honi soit qui mal y pense”, which means, “Shame be to him who thinks evil of it”. In honour of the occasion, the King founded the Order with 26 knights (13 x 2) and his words became its motto. [2]

Of course, seeing ladies’ undergarments couldn’t have been shocking in 14th century England, but the garter was (and still is) the symbol of a witch high priestess. [3]

In the Craft, when a high priestess becomes a “witch queen”, i.e. when her coven of witches splits off a daughter coven with its own priestess, she acquires a silver, crescent moon-shaped buckle on her garter. With a subsequent coven created, a new buckle is added. [4]

Ostensibly, Edward was dancing with a witch queen and dropping her garter which identified her with the pagan religion of witchcraft in a nominally Christian court could have warranted her arrest. Hence, Edward gave the lady and her religion his blessing. He may have meant, “Shame be to him who thinks evil of witchcraft.” 

Edward’s choice of two groups of 13 knights is the key to this odd puzzle. In witchcraft traditions, 13 is the size of a coven and the number of moon feasts (esbats) in a given year. 

As the head of the Order of the Garter, the Queen of England and her son, Prince Charles are edged with two rows of 168 miniature gold buckles, (exactly like the horseshoe shaped buckles on a witch queen’s garter) plus one which is worn on his or her leg. This equals 169 (13 x 13!)

This essentially shows through occult symbolism that the British sovereign (in this case, Queen Elizabeth) is a Witch Queen or King. [5]

Another angle to this occult numerology is the fact that Charles is the thirteenth Prince of Wales to be invested into the order. There we have it again: the number 13.

It has been pointed out that the royal wedding between Prince Charles and Princess Diana was held at a period known as Lammastide in Paganism. Lammastide (from late July to early August) is traditionally believed to be a time for witch weddings.

This is hardly coincidental. It’s also possible that Diana herself may have been a pawn in the diabolical royal chess game.

Many multi-generational occultists raise their children with no knowledge of their dark heritage, and then covertly arrange marriages with other families possessing carefully guarded bloodlines. 

Dr. Gregory Reid, a retired private investigator on occult crimes (and a Satanic ritual abuse survivor) aptly notes this:

Generational occultists, like the ones some refer to as ‘illuminati’ or ‘luciferians’ (which I think is a more accurate term) go back over some centuries and make sure the ‘line’ of occult power that has been worked up over the years passes into the next generation. ‘Old money’ is kind of what you would expect – families that go back generations and get their power and prestige and position and political placement from wealth that was gotten long ago and continues to amass – for example, the Rockefellers, Kennedys, the Getty’s. Not saying they were involved in the occult, and not saying they weren’t, but the most powerful occult families are wealthy and very, very old. [6]

Princess Diana’s death has trappings of a ritual murder. The place where her accident occurred must have been especially chosen. It took place in a tunnel called Pont d’Alma meaning “bridge of the soul.” The place on which the Pont d’Alma is built is an ancient, pagan sacrificial site – sacred to the moon goddess (Diana).

Right above the Alma tunnel is a replica of the torch from the Statue of Liberty in the U.S. (a Masonic image of Isis sculpted by Bartholdi, a French Freemason). The torch it carries actually symbolizes the “light” of Lucifer.

It was also reported that the Mercedes carrying Diana smashed into not just any pillar within the Alma tunnel, but the 13th pillar! Thirteen is very significant, both in Masonry and witchcraft as I mentioned.

In the course of supposedly trying to save Diana’s life after the torturously slow ride to the hospital (it took all of forty minutes to travel 3.8 miles), to work on and massage her heart, her chest was cut open from collarbone to navel. [7]

This is the penalty of breaking the laws of second degree in Masonry, to have your chest ripped open and your heart taken out. A part of the oath of passing by the fellow craft says:

I further solemnly pledge myself to act as a true and faithful Craftsman answer Signs, obey summonses and main­tain the principles inculcated in the former degree. These several Points I solemnly swear to observe, without evasion, equivo­cation, or mental reservation of any kind, under no less a penalty, on the violation of any of them, than that of having my left breast laid open, my heart torn there from and given to the ravenous birds of the air or devouring. beasts of the field as prey. [8]

The occult currents flowing in the royal family can be seen in the commitment of Prince Charles, and his son, Prince Harry, to New Age philosophy. In his speech to youths during this year’s WE day, Harry reiterated core New Age beliefs:

Every forest, every river, every ocean, every coastline, every insect, every wild animal. Every blade of grass, every ray of sun and every rain drop is crucial to our survival. It is all connected, we are all inter-connected.”

He capped his speech with the words: “Change your thoughts and change the world.” This is the same nostrum hawked by every New Ager. Masonry, Witchcraft and New Age paganism may be distinct, but they are all plugged to the transformer of the lord of darkness.

This is not written to evoke an Illuminati hysteria, it’s intended to call our attention to the influence of Masonry on nations with historic Christian ties, and the necessity for prayers for world leaders to truly know Jesus Christ and be saved.

Notes

[1] William Schnoebelen, The Rite of the Divine King, The Liberator, Sept-Oct 1998.

[2] Valiente, Doreen, An ABC of Witchcraft, Custer, WA, 1988, p. 159.

[3] Farrar, Janet; Farrar, Stewart, Eight Sabbats for Witches, Robert Hale, London, 1981, pp. see photo plate #15.

[4] Valiente p. 159.

[5] William Schnoebelen, Masonry Beyond the Light, Chick. 1991, chapter 16.

[6] James Fire, The Truth Under Fire – An Interview with Greg Reid, author of Nobody’s Angel (pt. 1). June 23, 2016.

[7] Christopher Anderson, The Day Diana Died, Morrow, New York, 1998, pp. 209-210.

[8] Second Degree or Ceremony of Passing. https://www.bilderberg.org/Second_Degree.htm

Weighing the Grail Message: Wrong Courses?

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If there is an obvious fact that one gets from reading some chapters of the Grail message, it’s that its author tapped into his vivid imaginations and was influenced by a quirky spirit. Predictably, those who soak in these writings also have their thoughts reconfigured to work that way.

A regular feature of Grail materials is the destructive condemnation of Christianity, hence the need to examine the biblical and epistemological basis of their antagonism and (hopefully) correct some misconceptions.

To this end, some of the claims made in the Grail Message, vol. I, ch. 17 entitled “Wrong Courses,” will be analyzed:

“With few exceptions, mankind labour under a boundless delusion which is fatal for them!”

That right there, is elitism – one of the alluring tools of religious cults. The prospect of belonging to a select “few exceptions” unlike billions of other people is always appealing.

This is how cult leaders gain much following. They make their followers feel “special” by constantly emphasizing that they have been chosen as part of a small group of elites that have been liberated from boundless delusion through esoteric knowledge.

Their thoughts and feelings are constantly stoked. The mixture of being charmed and made to feel special is a cocktail that so intoxicates followers that they readily believe and do things they ordinarily would not.

“God has no need to run after them and beg them to believe in His existence. Nor are His servants sent out forever to admonish people on no account to turn away from Him. This would indeed be absurd. To think and expect such things is a dishonouring and debasing of the sublime Godhead.”

Indeed, “for since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature -have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse” (Rom. 1:20).

God doesn’t have to force mankind to believe in His existence, but in several places in scripture, God invites mankind to seek Him and pleads with His people to return to Him. He sent many prophets after His people whenever their hearts departed from Him (2 Sam. 12:13; Jer. 3:17; Ezk. 33:11; Zech. 1:3; Mal. 3:7).

The Lord Jesus also lovingly pleads with people to come to Him (John 5:40; Matt. 23:37). He gave to Christians “the ministry of reconciliation” to call mankind back to God from the dominion of Satan and sin (2 Cor. 5:18).

“This erroneous conception causes great harm. It is fostered by the behaviour of many truly earnest pastors who, out of a real love for God and men, try again and again to convert people who turn only to material things, to convince them and win them over to the church.”

Apart from the disjointed nature of his lines, Oskar is switching horses in mid-stream. He blames pastors for the materialistic tendencies of those won over by the church.

By transposing a universal moral flaw onto a specific group of men, he intends to poison the well – to create a very negative image of pastors in a bid to appeal to the prejudice of his readers.

His choice of words regarding pastors who “convert” people and “win them over to the church” betrays a man who has a dim understanding of biblical Christianity.

The preaching of the Gospel results in people being convicted and converted by the Holy Spirit (cf. Acts 2:36-37). They become the disciples of Christ, not a putty in the hands of a church. Some ignorant or mischievous folks might have done that, but it’s not a Biblical precept.

Mr Oskar obviously spent too much time in detention and relied on hearsay, or the spirit(s) inspiring him was just off the charts.

Perhaps, the crave after material things was used as bait in some German churches during the Great Depression of the 1930s, so Ab-dru-shin extrapolated that incident onto all churches. In any case, we expect his readers to know better.

Thousands upon thousands feel a certain inner satisfaction, an exaltation, in the consciousness that they believe in God, that they utter their prayers with such earnestness … and they sense a being linked with God, of Whom they also think at times with a certain sacred thrill that produces or leaves behind a state of bliss, in which they revel. But these legions of believers take the wrong course. Living happily in a self-created delusion.”

Thousands upon thousands? Did this man take a poll, survey or collect a data of religious people and their spiritual experiences? Was he privy to the inner states of a multitude? How then did he arrive at this assertion?

Notice also the vagueness in his descriptions. Who are these “believers” and what do they believe? Are they Christians? Muslims? Hindus? Taoists? Druids? Do they all pray to the same God? Unfortunately, no sufficient identification was provided.

This is a psychological chess game of sorts. An aggregation of mystical twaddle – replete with terms like “sacred thrill” and “state of bliss” – is thrown at the reader who is expected to just lap it up and adapt the subjective experience to his own religious persuasion.

The chapter’s title itself – Wrong Courses – presupposes that other paths are wrong, though they seem to be right. So, this puts both the knife and cake in the hands of guru Oskar. He has set himself and his system up as the arbitrate by which all spiritual courses are to be judged.

He then sits on his throne and declare legions of believers guilty of living in a self-created delusion without convincingly demonstrating that himself and his followers are not included in that very category.

“Their petitions are demands, their inner being hypocritical. They will be swept away like empty chaff before His Countenance. They will have their reward, certainly, but it will be different from what they imagine … The feeling of well-being will rapidly disappear on passing into the Ethereal World.”

Not only has the author blurred the boundary lines between reality and imagination, worse still, his illusion has supplanted his imagination.

We need to ask: what makes his course right and the Christian course wrong? How does he define “right” and “wrong” and why should his definitions be accepted? How did he determine what is “true” or “false”? And more importantly, why should Christianity be considered wrong and his Grail spirituality be considered right?

His followers can answer these questions on his behalf and polish his apples if need be. But let none of them think they can threaten Christians into kissing the ring of guru Oskar with the blast of his impersonal deity.

[God] will calmly abandon to the Darkness all the wicked, even all the wavering ones, so that those who are striving upward shall no longer be exposed to their attacks; enabling the others thoroughly to experience everything they consider to be right, and thus come to the recognition of their error!

In other words, those who readily put their heads beneath the toes of Mr Oskar are allegedly ascending, while those who waver, those who question his claims and scrutinise them with the Word of God are the ones who will be left down in darkness.

These are creative performances of self-protection from threatening opposers that all cult groups espouse. But such threats cannot displace the strong confidence that Christians have in the Rock of Ages (Rom. 9:33).

Virtually all ancient cultures, whether Greek, Roman, Celtic or Egyptian, had some sort of mystery religion. Although these groups were called by different names in different parts of the world, they all had certain elements in common.

The basic features of this pagan mystery religions are:

1. Polytheism (a belief in many gods or goddesses) or pantheism (a belief that God is the universe) or panentheism (God permeating every element of the universe).

2. A cyclical view of history (the belief that there are eternal, repeatable cycles of life – reincarnation).

3. The veneration or worship of the regenerative processes of nature (sex) as the “sacred mystery.”

This contrasts with Biblical Christianity, which holds to:

1. Monotheism (belief in one God).

2. A linear view of history (the belief that time has a beginning and an end, and that God has intervened, is intervening and will intervene in the history and affairs of mankind).

3. The worship of God through His Son Jesus Christ.

The Grail spirituality fits with these ancient religions rather than Christianity. That’s why no true Christian can be a Grail adherent. He/she will have to follow one and reject the other.

In Volume I, chapter 24 titled “Indolence of the spirit”, Ab-dru-shin spews more of his venom against what he imagines to be Christianity:

“And this main weakness of the souls was love of ease, the indolence of their spirit!

“The church knew very well that it was bound to achieve great success as soon as it showed much leniency towards this weakness, and did not require it to be overcome!

“Anything so incredible can only be possible with thoughtless people of herd mentality, who by such action brand themselves with the mark of the greatest spiritual indolence … What does a man give to his God by obedience to the church! He does not have with it a single, natural intuitive urge, which alone can help him to ascend.”

Before I respond to this flawed argument, I need to point out that whenever this man (and his followers) use the word “church”, they always read into it their Mephistophelian imagery of a gang of evil men enslaving and corrupting thousands of innocent souls.

This tends to resonate with those who have been disgruntled by certain people in churches. They fail to make any distinction between those who truly know the Lord and those who don’t.

But they want us to believe everyone in the Grail movement is sweet, kind and peaceful (actually, the feedback I get from these folks shows a contrary, disturbing picture).

Without missing words, a certain Grail adherent wrote:

All religious organizations have always feared giving power to the people by preaching spiritual independence which will make members use there [sic] own God-given abilities to understand the Word and thus reduce the power and influence of these religious organizations and leaders if not make them totally irrelevant.”

He is merely regurgitating what his grand master said above. He makes references to “the Word” but doesn’t tell us whether he’s alluding to the Bible or the Grail message. Yes, he knows what all religious organizations (except his own) fear because Ab-dru-shin the Great has told him their deepest secrets.

This statement, and what Oskar himself wrote, further lends credence to the occult philosophies undergirding the Grail message.

In Satanism, Satan is believed to typify alienation of man from creation. Therefore, a Satanist must reject conformity with institutions. He must be able to wield his own powers alone.

For those in groups like Church of Satan and Temple of Set, Satan represents self, so they worship, follow and please their ‘self.’ “Herd conformity” is one of Anton LaVey’s Nine Satanic Sins, and a repeated critique that Satanists have of Christians.

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) was a man who had much influence on 20th century satanic thought. His criticism of the “herd mentality” became one of philosophical bedrocks for Satanism’s criticism of “herd mentality.”

Nietzsche believes that: “Every superior human being will instinctively aspire after a secret citadel where he is set free from the crowd, the many, the majority” (Beyond Good and Evil, England: Penguin, 1990, 57).

Ironically, being “free from the crowd”, being part of “a superior few” or “striving for ascent” are the tools of cult leaders to pump their followers full with destructive arrogance which prevents them from seeing where the journey really leads.

The Christian, for Nietzsche, is “the domestic animal, the herd animal, the sick animal man.” (Twilight of the Idols and The Antichrist, England: Penguin, 1968, 128).

This is exactly what we read from Mr Oskar and his followers. Evidently, the dark spirit behind Satanism is also the same spirit that inspired the Grail message. It’s the spirit of the lone or desert goat.

While Bible Christianity denounces blind following (1 Cor. 7:23), it is based on denying self and following Jesus Christ. Jesus said, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me” (Lk. 9:23).

He also declared, “Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light” (Matt. 11:29).

To be a Christian entails following Christ as Lord. Christianity is not a self-intuited path, it’s Christ’s path!

The Bible uses the metaphor of sheep and shepherd to convey what it means to follow Christ. The yoke of the Shepherd must lead you in the Way. The ideas of self-mastership, cultivating powers using your intuition or being “a freethinker” are from the devil.

There are only two courses: the narrow Way of Christ which leads to eternal life and the broad path of Satan (which encompasses various false religions, alternative spirituality, and philosophies) which leads to eternal destruction.