From Jewish Encyclopedia
Upon pre-Talmudic demonology new light has been thrown by the “Testament of Solomon,” translated by Conybeare in “Jew. Quart. Rev.” (1898, xi. 1-45), a work which, notwithstanding many Christian interpolations, is of ancient Jewish origin and related to the “Book of Healing” (“Sefer Refu’ot”) ascribed to King Solomon (see Pes. iv. 9; Josephus, l.c.; Schürer, “Geseh.” iii. 300). In this “Testament” it is told that by the help of a magic ring with the seal of Pentalpha, Lilith-like vampires, Beelzebub, and all kinds of demons and unclean spirits were brought before Solomon, to whom they disclosed their secrets and told how they could be mastered. It contains incantations against certain diseases, and specifies the task allotted to each of the chief demons in the erection of the Temple.
The latter was a favorite theme of the Haggadists (Pesiḳ. R. vi.; Soṭah 48b; Giṭ. 68a). The later Haggadah ascribed to Moses this power to Continue reading
The “Son” of God is the “Sun” of God
By Temu, 2004
The reason why all these narratives are so similar, with a godman who is crucified and resurrected, who does miracles and has 12 disciples, is that these stories were based on the movements of the Sun through the heavens, an astrotheological development that can be found throughout the planet because the sun and the 12 zodiac signs can be observed around the globe. In other words, Jesus Christ and all the others upon whom this character is predicated are personifications of the Sun, and the Gospel fable is merely a rehash of a mythological formula (the “Mythos”) revolving around the movements of the Sun through the heavens. Continue reading
Christian Astrology…The Signs of the Disciples
by Tiara Starr, 2001
Astrologers of the past have taken the time to study the disciples of the Messiah and have associated each with a sign of the zodiac. The importance of having twelve apostles was so great, that after the demise of Judas, he was quickly replaced. As if to say that without twelve disciples, the group was not whole.
And they appointed two; Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Mathias.
The eleven disciples then cast lots (resembling the tossing of dice) and Mathias was chosen to replace Judas, the betrayer.
Peter, also known as Simon and or Cephas, is said to be the Aries. Very vibrant and fiery. He was a Continue reading
From Serving the Guest: A Sufi Cookbook
Kathleen Seide, 1999
Bread & Salt: The Common Bond
Bread signifies all God given provisions, the abundance in simplicity, the Giver and gift of life in its continuous flow, first things in the day, essential priorities.
A traveler on the mystic path
is content with a loaf of bread;
By its light he may be turned
towards the Light of God.
Aish, “life,” is one ancient Arabic term for bread; accordingly, it is treated with reverence throughout the Continue reading
The Book of Tobias in the Latin Vulgate Bible, is also known in the Greek Septuagint as the Book of Tobit. Both the Semitic origin of the book and the name Tobiah – טוֹבִיָּה, which means “Yahweh is my good,” have been appreciated. The name itself is noted, for example, in 2 Chronicles 17:8, Ezra 2:60, and Zechariah 6:10. The recent discovery of five scrolls of Tobit – 4QTob – in both Hebrew and Aramaic among the Dead Sea Scrolls in Cave IV of Qumran has given the book renewed attention.
The book is a religious novel characterized as a Hebrew romance and is a captivating story. The father is called Tobit – Τωβίτ in the Greek Septuagint and his son is named Tobias – Τωβίας, whereas in this translation both father and son are known as Tobias. Continue reading
Marcion of Sinope
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and Contradictions [antithesis] of gnosis falsley so called.
– from the pseudo-Pauline epistle of I Timothy 6:20 (circ.150 C.E.).
I. The Creator God and the Supreme God
For an evil tree bringeth forth not good fruit; neither does a good tree bring forth evil fruit. For every tree is known by his own fruit. Luke 6:43,44a
I am the Lord, and there is none else; I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil… Isaiah 45:6,7
I create evil – This god is the author of evil – there must be another God, after the analogy of the good Continue reading
Apostle John (left) and Marcion of Sinope (right), from Morgan Library MS 748, 11th century
Marcion of Sinop
Marcion of Sinop (c.1500) was an important leader in early Christianity. His theology affirmed the Father of Christ to be the true God. He was denounced by the Orthodox Church and he chose to separate himself from the church. He held a pivotal role in the development of the New Testament canon. [Mark vs Mark’s Son]
Marco was the son of the bishop of Sinep, a wealthy ship owner, and he is said to have conquered 200,000 sesterces from the Moors. Conflicts with the elders of the orthodox church arose and he was excommunicated. He fled to England where he led his own church congregation and taught the new Christian gospel. Continue reading
The Dark Side of Halloween
By Pastor David L. Brown, 1990
It’s Halloween. To most people it seems like harmless fun. But, beneath Halloween’s candy coating is a history of diabolical evil, evil that is directly connected to the occult and Satanism, evil that you need to be warned of!
That is the purpose of this file, to make you aware of the dark side of Halloween. I have researched this topic for more than a decade and Halloween’s occultic connection is becoming increasingly evident. As I begin, let me share two first hand examples of what I am talking about when I refer to the “occult connection.” Continue reading
The Seven Churches of the Revelation
As the Seven Spiritual Centers in the Body
by John Van Auken
Let’s go through the opening of the seals and the soundings of the trumpets for each center. Though these are done separately in the Revelation, we will do them together here for the sake of clarity and focus.
OPENING THE 7 SEALS & SOUNDING THE 7 TRUMPETS
OPENING THE FIRST SEAL & SOUNDING THE FIRST TRUMPET
The White Horse – Conquering – 1/3 of the Earth Burns Up
The higher self, in the form and spirit of the Lamb of God, and in coordination with God’s will, opens the seals of the body. Continue reading
History of the Peshitta
The Peshitta is the official Bible of the Church of the East. The name Peshitta in Aramaic means “Straight”, in other words, the original and pure New Testament. The Peshitta is the only authentic and pure text which contains the books in the New Testament that were written in Aramaic, the Language of Mshikha (the Messiah) and His Disciples.
In reference to the originality of the Peshitta, the words of His Holiness Mar Eshai Shimun, Catholicos Patriarch of the Church of the East, are summarized as follows:
“With reference to….the originality of the Peshitta text, as the Patriarch and Head of the Holy Apostolic and Catholic Church of the Continue reading