CONTINUATION – Witchcraft … ON THIS PAGE:
· CELTIC GODS AND CHRISTIANITY — THE ROMAN CHURCH EMERGED
· Reincarnation in pantheism, Polytheism, and those Roman Catholic ancestors, the Druids
· ‘Mother Mary became the reincarnation of the Savior/Redemptrix goddess of Ancient Babylon
· How Juno the Dove became Mother Mary, the Holy Spirit of Roman Catholicism
· The fertility feast Lupercus became ‘Saint’ Valentine’s Day
· THE APHRODISIAC MYTH
· Pagan/Catholic veneration of relics or lucky charms
· TRUE BLESSING AND HEALING ARE GIFTS FROM GOD
CELTIC GODS AND CHRISTIANITY
The Roman Catholic Church Emerged
Thousands of years after God confused the people’s language at the Tower of Babel and scattered them all over the earth, the ancient Indo-European Celts with their Druidic priesthood also ruled over the Saxons and the Vikings. (This obelisk of Babel was and is a main symbol of sun and phallic worship, as Christianized by the masonic Roman Catholic—Protestants church steeple.) Because the Druids carried the torch of ancient Babylon into this part of the world, they wrangled themselves into theocratic, or ‘divine’ lordship over the Celts, Saxons and Vikings. Religion and ‘State’ became one. They advised the kings, magistrates, and warlords and acted as priests, diviners and ‘healers;’ guiding history through the actions of these kings. While the Celts, Saxons and Vikings raped, plundered and torched Europe during different times in history, they violently imposed the Druidic religion upon all their subjects. The Saxons subjected the Germanic peoples of Europe and the Vikings colonized the Scandinavian countries. This “co-incidental,’ imperialist tri-alliance was not a democracy. The most intelligent, strongest Celt made himself king, and ruled the other kings with fear and brutal domination.
The Greeks and Romans, overran by the Celts, adopted the Druidic beliefs, rites, and rituals, which they combined with Greek and Roman mythology. Combined with Judaism and Old Testament temple worship, this was the Jewish/Roman, religious/political background of Jesus’ life on earth. After Jesus ascended into heaven, He established His true body of believers, the real saints of Christ, through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, as described in Acts chapter 2. These early disciples, as described in the whole context of the Book of Acts, were simply known as ‘the ecclesia,’ ‘the assemblies of Christ,’ or ‘Followers of The Way’ – named after Jesus our Lord, Who called Himself “the Truth, the Way, and the Life,” (Acts 9:2; 24:14, 22; 2:47, 5:11, 8:1, 11:22.) These disciples of Jesus were, and still are the ones, whose suffering most writers forgot, while they had to endure in Christ by unwavering faith; placing their hope in Jesus’ return and eternal life in heaven, as described in Heb. Chapter 11.
Scripturally born again children of God have never been part of the sacrilegious and violent Roman Catholic and Protestant church systems of later years, whose scandalous conduct has nothing to do with the Holy God of the Bible and the true body and bride of Christ. The early spiritual ancestors of the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches were the ones Paul warned against in Acts 20:28-31, “Take heed to yourselves and to all the flock… For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. From among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things to draw away the disciples after themselves…” This savage infestation of Christianized paganism began shortly after Paul’s ‘departure,’ first in the form of the Roman Catholic Church, and many centuries later, through her daughter, Protestantism. From about AD 67-107, shortly after Pentecost, Catholicism and its unbiblical, hierarchical clergy in the form of ‘divine’ ‘apostles’ (popes,) ‘bishops’ began to conjure up that great Roman Catholic Church religion. From then on, Jesus’ Biblical body of believers, ‘the assemblies,’ or “The Way,” (Acts 24:14,) became known as (Roman Catholic) ‘Christianity.’ “It was in Antioch that [the followers of The Way] were first called [Roman Catholic] Christians,” (Acts 11:19-26.)
Why did Roman Catholics Christianize “The Way” or Assemblies of Jesus?
Despite all God’s Scriptural warnings against idolatry and witchcraft, the Vatican continued to fill their noxious golden cup with uncontextual verses from the Bible, pagan rites, norms, forms, and initiations, and Celtic, Greek, and Roman mythology. When Caesar Constantine converted to Christianity in the 4th century A.D., adopting the Roman Catholic faith as the state religion of the Roman Empire, he gave the Vatican his military help and ‘divine’ emperor blessing to convert ‘the whole world’ to Christianity. Through the centuries, the Vatican executed this mission through unimaginable violence and oppression – and by Christianizing more and more pagan doctrines, traditions, and feasts to gain favor with the pagans, who were already familiar with these unbiblical practices.
In addition, Christian converts, (who were not born again believers, but simply heathens that joined the Roman Catholic Church,) expected the Christian clergy to do the same type of magic to which they were accustomed. Because Satan always uses the familiar to bring people in bondage, the papacy structured their church and priesthood to mimic the hierarchy of pagan temple-worship. They accommodated the ancestor worship of their converts by ‘canonizing’ dead Roman Catholic ‘saints’ as ‘mediating, spiritual ancestors,’ or gods. They brought in so-called ‘sacred relics’ to replace the pagans’ magic and lucky charms. They also adopted important pagan feasts, ‘sacred’ days, pagan rituals, rites, initiations, and doctrines; Christianizing them by naming them after ‘Christ,’ (Christmas, Christening...) calling ‘personal spirits’ and dead spiritual ancestor “saints,” and so forth. In this way, the Roman Catholic Church firmly established active idolatry as well-known, worldwide Christian tradition, doctrine, temple norm and form, and culture.
Even more hideously, as nearly the entire church structure and almost all the doctrines of Protestantism prove, Martin Luther, John Calvin and all their contemporaries merely adapted (or ‘reformed’) Roman Catholicism to fit their Catholic-Protestant churches.
Reincarnation in Pantheism, Polytheism and the Druids: spiritual ancestors of the Catholic Church
The Celtic priesthood, the Druids, taught the old Babylonian concept of reincarnation, which means that after physical death, the soul “returns to earth in numerous ways and forms until, eventually, its good works outweigh its bad works and it reaches soul rest.” For example, the ‘Mother goddess’ queen of Old Babylon, Semiramus, theoretically gave birth to her dead, ‘reincarnated’ husband Nimrod, in the human form of Tammuz, her son. The Celts were polytheists, (worshippers of many gods,) and pantheists, (worshipping nature as gods, and gods as nature.) Today, pantheism is also a core belief of the Liberal Catholic Church, Theosophy, Hinduism, Neopaganism, Chinese Taoism, Nazism, certain denominations of the Cabbala and Hasidic Judaism, who all believe in reincarnation in some form or another.
‘Mother’ Mary became the Reincarnation of the Co-Savior/Redemptrix of Ancient Babylon
As in pre-flood Babylonian religion, (Gen. 6 and 11,) the Celts worshipped a ‘supreme’ or ‘creator’ god, the sun god Belenos or Bel; Lugus or Lug; Taranis - known in Celtic Ireland as Dagada. His wife, the fertility goddess, ‘creatrix’ and ‘divine mother goddess,’ (‘earth mother,’ ‘mother earth,’ or ‘mother nature,’) was called Dea Matrona, also known as Venus, Diana, the Roman goddess Ishtar – (or Juno in the form of the dove,) and the Egyptian goddess Isis. Dea Matrona or Diana is that same old ‘mother goddess’ Semiramus from ancient Babylon, reincarnated as Nimrod’s wife.
Alexander Hislop wrote in ‘The Two Babylons,’ “So great was the devotion to this goddess queen [Semiramus…] that her fame and exploits… cast the exploits of her husband Ninus or Nimrod, [Gen. 11,] entirely into the shade. To justify this worship… the mother was raised to divinity as well as her [husband]-son, [Tammuz,] and she was looked upon as destined to complete [her son’s work in] the bruising of the serpent's head… [As both Tammuz and Semiramus became the so-called saviors and redeemers of humanity.] The Roman Catholic Church maintained that it was not so much the seed of the woman, as the woman herself that was to bruise the head of the serpent. In defiance of all grammar, [the Roman Church] renders the divine denunciation against the serpent thus: "She shall bruise thy head, and thou shallt bruise her heel." The same was held by the ancient Babylonians, and symbolically represented in their temples… Among the Greeks, the same thing was symbolized; for Diana, whose real character was originally the same as that of the great Babylonian goddess, was represented as bearing in one of her hands a serpent deprived of its head…”
Juno the Dove became ‘Mother’ Mary, the Holy Spirit of Roman Catholicism
Hislop continued, “As time wore away, and the facts of Semiramus' history became obscured, her son's birth was declared miraculous: and therefore, she was called "Alma Mater," [an allegory for a university or college,] or "the Virgin Mother.” Old Semiramus, ‘Queen of Heaven,’ ‘Mother of god,’ ‘god’s wife,’ worshipped by the ancient Egyptians as Isis with the ‘Savior-child’ Osiris, (a.k.a. Tammuz, or Horus) on her lap, was reincarnated, canonized, and Christianized by the Roman Catholic Church as Mary, the co-creatrix, co-redemptrix ‘Virgin Mother,’ ‘God’s wife,’ ‘Queen of Heaven,’ ‘Mother of god,’ with [reincarnated ‘christs’ Osiris, Horus, Tammuz,] or Little Baby Jesus, [who, as a human, simply ‘carried the christ consciousness,’] on her lap.”
Most Christians do not know this, but the trinity of the Roman Catholic Church is not The Scriptural Godhead of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The Roman Catholic trinity consists of that ‘happy heavenly family:’ ‘father’ god, his baby or dead son Jesus, (who still suffers, nailed to the Catholic cross,) and Mother Mary, god’s ‘wife,’ the ‘Virgin Queen of Heaven’ – a.k.a., Old Semiramus of ancient Babylon! As part of the trinity family, Mother Mary is the ‘holy spirit,’ or the Roman fertility goddess Juno the Dove.
Hislop explained in ‘Two Babylons,’ “The [turtle] Dove and the Deified Queen of Heaven: Now in her, [Semiramus of ancient Babylon,] as the Tabernacle or Temple of God, not only all power, but all grace and goodness were believed to dwell…. To express the celestial benignity of her nature, she was called by the name of "The Dove…” [as a sign if ‘divine’ incest.] The dove, the symbol of this deified queen, is commonly represented with an olive branch in her mouth, as she herself in her human form also is seen bearing the olive branch in her hand… ‘A branch,’ was the symbol of the deified son, [the reincarnated ‘christs’ Tammuz, Osiris, Horus…] When the deified mother was represented as a Dove… that identified her with the Spirit of all grace that “brooded, dove-like, over the deep at the creation;” for in the sculptures at Nineveh the wings and tail of the dove represented the third member of the idolatrous Assyrian trinity. In confirmation of this view, it must be stated that the Assyrian "Juno," or "The Virgin Venus," as she was called, was identified with the air. Thus Julius Firmicus says: "The Assyrians and part of the Africans wish the air to have the supremacy of the elements, for they have consecrated this same [element] under the name of Juno, or the Virgin Venus." Why was air thus identified with Juno, whose symbol was that of the third person of the Assyrian trinity? Because in Chaldee the same word which signifies the air signifies also the "Holy Ghost."
This entirely accounts for the statement of Proclus that "Juno imports the generation of soul." Whence could the soul - the spirit of man, (1 Ths. 5:23,) be supposed to have its origin, but from the Spirit of God? In accordance with this character of Juno as the incarnation of the Divine Spirit, the source of life, and also as the goddess of the air, [Roman Catholicism's Mother Mary was born.]
THE FERTILITY FEAST LUPERCUS BECAME ROMAN CATHOLIC “SAINT VALENTINE’S DAY”
When the supreme fertility goddess Semiramus, (in whatever form this demon might present itself,) gave birth to her son Tammuz after her husband Nimrod died, Nimrod was supposedly ‘reincarnated’ as her son Tammuz. Hence, her son also became her dead reincarnated husband. As a result, the dove (Semiramus) with the ‘olive branch’ (Tammuz) in her mouth symbolizes ‘divine’ incest – the same old vile concept of ‘divine’ incest, which was, and still is celebrated globally in various ways as the fertility feast, or immoral sex feast, euphemized as a ‘love feast,’ called “Saint Valentine’s Day.”
Ancient Greeks celebrated Semiramus’ incest as a fertility feast in mid-February, which they attached to the wicked incest ‘marriage’ of the god and goddess Zeus and his sister/wife Hera. On February 14, ancient Romans celebrated a foretaste of Semiramus’ incest in honor of the goddess Juno, (a.k.a. Old Semiramus of Babylon,) the “Queen of Roman gods and goddesses, and goddess of women and marriage.” The next day began the fertility feast Lupercalia in honor of bestiality - the so-called ‘marriage’ and abominable family structure of the human god Lupercus (or the Greek creator god Pan) and the wolf Lupa, who ‘nursed’ the human boys Romulus and Remus, the alleged ‘founders’ of Rome.
During the Roman fertility feast of Lupercus, naked men and women held massive street parties on loads of liquor and other ‘aphrodisiacs.’ In the meantime, their priests sacrificed animals for fertility blessings in the temples; cutting the hides into strips to dip into the blood of the animals. After the temple rituals were done, the Roman priests came to hit the partying pagans with the bloody goat’s hide to ‘make them fertile’ for the coming year. The blood-smeared, bombed-out-of-their-minds couples then engaged in boundless fornication for the duration of the festival, and some stayed together until the next year. Thus, the ‘divine’ incest feast of Lupercus eventually became known as the festival of Juno Februata, symbolized by the incest committing Dove, holding the husband/son Branch in her mouth, and by the ‘Two Love Birds on a branch’ - [Alban Butler, ‘Butler’s Lives of Saints.’]
In 496 AD, Roman Catholic Pope Gelasius 1 Christianized the immoral sex feast of Lupercalia, based on ‘divine’ incest. In honor of ‘saint’ Valentine, the so-called ‘patron saint of lovers,’ pope Gelasius 1 named the whoring feast of Lupercalia “St. Valentine’s Day.” They began to celebrate this Christian “love feast” on February 14, the same day as the Roman feast that honored Juno the Dove’s incest with her son. In 1382, Geoffrey Chaucer wrote in ‘Parlement of Foules,’ “For this was Saint Valentine’s Day, when every bird cometh there to choose its mate.”
Saint Valentine’s Day celebrates the incest of the fertility goddess Semiramus; the incest of Zeus and his sister Hera, and the bestiality of the god Lupercus and the wolf Lupa, and their abominable wolf-suckled family.
That millions of people, Christians especially, relate this dirty Roman Catholic ‘love feast’ to the pure love between a man and a woman; even to marital love – and most horrendously, to ‘the love of Christ for His bride,’ is witchcraft from hell, and an indescribable abominable act against the most Holy God of the Bible.
The Aphrodisiac Myth
In witchcraft and other occult practices, it is believed that one can take in; ‘drink,’ or ‘eat’ the soul, and/or the potency, or power of that which is consumed. Thus, the absurd belief in aphrodisiacs, or sex ‘enhancing’ foods and potions derived from plant, animal and human matter, is associated with the ‘magical powers’ and witchcraft of the fertility goddess Aphrodite. Such stupidities, steeped in Satanism, are assisting in the annihilation of all wildlife and plant life on this planet! Due to human encroachment, habitat loss, unchecked poaching, the illicit and most cruel pet trade, and the gathering of so-called aphrodisiacs such as rhino horn, nearly all remaining species of wildlife on earth have declined by as much as 90% during the last 10 years! All wildlife now, in 2018, faces complete annihilation! Slash-and-burn farming in the rainforests in places like Brazil and the Congo destroys all habitation at a rate of 5 acres every 3 seconds!
Also, most animals only remove some of the outer layer of bark from trees, hence, most animals do not harm trees. However, removing all the layers of bark from trees to use in occult ‘medicine’ and other witchdoctor brews decimates entire forests of indigenous vegetation and of course animal life too, killing our planet at an astounding rate! Once a tree is stripped of its bark it slowly starves to death, as the underlying layers of bark protect the tree and carry water and nutrients from the roots to the branches and leaves.
The practice of consuming ‘soul and sex enhancing,’ ‘magic’ plants and animal matter to enhance sexual activity is also witnessed in the act of cannibalism, [practiced by witchdoctors of all kinds,] where the ‘patient’ eats the heart of an enemy to gain courage; the genitalia to gain virility, the brain to gain intelligence and knowledge, etc. Therefore, in the use of so-called aphrodisiacs such as rhino horn, superstitious Orientals especially, illogically believe that the upward shape of the horn can enhance and prolong sexual activity. In reality however, a rhino’s horn, which the God of the Bible had created as a mere defensive and working tool for the animal, simply consists of a hair-like substance made off skin cells and connective tissue – which contain absolutely no nutrient, medicinal, or ‘supernatural’ value whatsoever!
Pagan and Roman Catholic veneration and worship of ‘relics’ or ‘lucky charms’
‘Good luck’ always centers on the goddess of chance, who is none other than ‘Luck,’ ‘Lux,’ or Lucifer himself. In contrast, Biblical blessing centers on the completed work of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross, and on His reversal of the entire cursed state of the Old Testament Law into the inherited, blessed state of all born again believers in Christ, (Deut. 28; Gal. 3:10-14.) To place one’s trust and reverence superstitiously or religiously in ‘sacred’ objects – or in fact, in pagan gods and their rituals, rather than in the unseen God of the Bible and the truth of His Word, is unashamed witchcraft.
‘Lucky charms’ and religious relics originated from Lucifer the devil; as all other forms of ‘luck’ and superstition. Hence, luck, superstition, and talismans can only bring the curse of God upon idolaters, (Ex. 20:5; Deut. 28:15-68.)
So-called ‘sacred’ relics or lucky charms, (icons or religious objects such as Buddha and Mother Mary statues, talismans, amulets, totems, etc.) are objects that belonged to, was touched, or supposedly ‘blessed’ by so-called ‘holy people,’ priests and shamans. Such charms are worn, kept, displayed, and used in pagan and Christian worship, rituals and sacrifice as ‘magic’ objects that ‘emit’ protection, ‘blessing,’ and so forth.
The veneration and worship of so-called ‘holy’ relics from Israel and other places, (the origin of which had been disputed and refuted by Biblical truth, science, and historical fact,) still form a huge part of Roman Catholicism and other branches of Christianity. Just as in other forms of paganism, Catholics also use talismans or lucky charms, which, as gods, ‘contain and emit’ ‘blessing, healing and protection.’ Among these, Catholics worship the so-called ‘blood and burial cloth of Christ;’ ‘pieces of the cross,’ (which Helena, Caesar Constantine’s mother, supposedly ‘rescued’ from the holy land during the Dark Ages;) the hair, blood, and teeth of the many dead Catholic ‘saints,’ and so forth. However, all Christians must know that these things ‘emit’ or ‘radiate’ demonic power, not the ‘anointing’ of the Holy Spirit of the Bible.
True Blessing, Protection, and Healing are Gifts from God
The God of the Bible has nothing to do with luck; He is God of all light, life, protection, and blessing, and He Alone holds lives and “times in His hand,” (Deut. 28:1-14.) The God of the Bible is in full control of our destiny without ever resorting to, or relying on any type of physical object to ‘aid’ or ‘radiate’ His presence, protection, healing, or blessing.
The three New Covenant symbols, (the Lord’s Supper, the water baptism of sincere disciples, and the anointing with oil,) has nothing to do with pagan practices, or church ‘sacraments,’ either Roman Catholic or Protestant. None of these three New Testament ‘signs’ even vaguely refers to the use of magic potions and talismans. None of these three symbols, by itself, contains any supernatural power, or brings or emits any kind of salvation, healing, blessing, deliverance, or protection. For instance, the Lord’s Supper and Biblical baptism is witchcraft without personal faith in and obedience to Christ, and the anointing of oil without sincere prayer and faith in the healing power of Christ, is a useless pagan ritual.
Pagan and Roman Catholic Rosaries or Prayer Beads
Through the ages, pagans have believed that a ‘blessed’ rosary of beads, animal skin, seeds, knotted wool, pieces of bone, pearls, etc. [a talisman or lucky charm] is ‘full of positive energy that brings you life, blesses, and protects you!’ A common pagan talisman is the rosary or prayer beads, which Catholics use in their praise and prayers to Mary while counting their series and sequences of prayers. (For every ten ‘Hail Mary’s,’ they say one ‘Glory be to the Father!’) Muslims and other pagans such as Hindus and Buddhists, also thread stringed beads, called tesbih or misbaha, through their fingers while repeating their mantras or learned prayers, counting the series of prayers that make up their religious requirements. However, Jesus commanded, “When you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the pagans do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words. Therefore do not be like them…” (Mt. 6:7-15.)