SERMONETTE # 8 28 April 1985
First Church of
"The Road to Endor"
The familiar Witch riding on a broom stick or the magic carpet of
the Arabian Nights hints at astral projection. In levitations, the
body looses its normal weight and feels light as a feather. A high
spiritual level must be attained before this can be demonstrated.
The physical body is maneuvered by the will to any position desired;
experience being the best teacher. In astral projection, the astral
body, duplicates the same maneuver while the physical body lies in
trance. This body is of subtle grade of matter and is visible at
times in the phenomena of ghost and phantasms of the living and
In ancient Egypt, the heiroglyphics on the tombs depicts a scene of
a mummified individual lying prone while above its head hovers a
bird. This was symbolizing not only astral projection but the ego
that survived death at the severing of the silver cord (ECL 12:6).
It also veiled the mystery of the initiation rites of the priests of
Amen Ra and the mysteries of Isis. Hypnotic chants were used in
accomplishing this state. The Egyptian book called "the book of the
dead" was the guide book for the departed. These souls were now
living either in the underworld or the heaven world where the
demonstration of eternal life began. The preservation of the body
of the deceased was deemed necessary for a time for the survival of
the astral double or "Ka". This explains the supply of food and
prayers placed with the mummy until it was not needed as spiritual
Earth bound spirits who would not accept this change, called death,
haunted the places and people they left behind (the origion of
Halloween) [sic]. They needed to be taught the benifits of spiritual
growth that would release them from their prison like condition.
These consisted mostly of young adults who were suddenly killed thru
accidents and hurled thru the abyss. Not accepting or realising
their fate they remained upon the earth plane. This is the
explanation of poltergeist and other violent paranormal activity
that is taking place in this age at an accelerated level. Of
special notice is the apprent higher spirit phenomena around or near
bodies of water. This is due to the magnetic influences of the sun,
moon and planets that influence tides and fluids in the body. The
American Indians knew this to be a fact and many of their religious
including healings wre attributed to the "Great Spirit" called
Manitou[sic] who moved upon the face of the waters. This is also to be
noted in Genesis Chapter 1, where the creation of life immediately
followed. Spirits tend to be attracted to water. Dry areas are
detrimental to their well being.
As the Egyptians included chants and prayers for the departed, so
does the Requium Mass by the Roman Catholic Church with the Rosary
Prayers etc, help the new arrivals thru the transition called death
or metamorphosis. The angels and saints being the guides, and the
family members being the familiar spirits are the light at the end
of the tunnel called the astro tube. This tube is an invivible cord
like unto a navel cord connected from the physical body to the
astral body or "double". When severed the results are death. In
astral projection the cord stays intact and one can travel amazing
distance at a speed like unto thought, hence the "wings symbol".
This body is able to penetrate so called solid matter, like water
thru a seive. This double is intact and free from all deformity of
the now defunct physical body, but must be realized as such. After
a short period of instruction given at what is called a
"reprogramming center" by experienced teachers, it is given an
opportunity to graduate higher (hence the Catholic purgatory). This
"holding place" is bypassed by those who have received enlightenment
here on the earth. They are called Saint or Buddah. These are the
ones that go straight to "heaven" as the saying goes. These
theories contain foundation beliefs of most religions. In the Hindu
faith reincarnation is substituted for purgatory. In the Moslem
faith the double is labeled "jinn", good or evil. IF THERE IS ANY
DOUBT AS TO THE TERM ASTRO DOUBLE READ ACTS 12:15.
The Masonic Temple contains treasures of esoteric knowledge that is
closed to all except those allowed to enter by the keeper of the
gate. There is no entry without a secret password. Here the
mysteries of Soloman's Temple is revealed thru initiations issued in
degrees and only to the worthy. These degrees progress up thru the
33rd degree which is the final degree. Beyond this degree is the
grand mystery which is the coming of Jehovah Himself, the Grand
Master and Architech of the universe to His temple, the now
"enlightened one". An exoteric version is given to the uninitiated
in symbol form. Their rites consist of trancendental magic,
mystical signs and symbols, and the "mystery of time warp".
Regarding white Witchcraft (Witch equeals "Wicca", wise one) there
is neither a personal God nor a personal devil. Mother nature is
worshipped under the lunar names of Diana, alias Isis, Sybil, Isthar
and Mary, the female principal involved. In this Witchcraft, nature
is the creator. The four elements fire, air, earth and water are
the creative tools of the universe. Fertility rites in accord with
the equinoxes and incantanations to the elemental spirits of nature
are performed at lunar cycles. Sympathetic magic is employed. A
note of interest is that at the full moon the major rites are
performed. Herbes and other paraphenalia are used and all
incantations are done in rhyme form as a means of affecting easy
memory recall. Each member possesses a "secret name"; this name is
never to be revealed or a power loss occurs.
In black Witchcraft[sic], Satan is the driving force of the spells,
incantations etc used in their ceremonies, which they consider.
This include the "hexing" of enemies. The manifestations are of a
phychic nature. This explains also the Witch doctor and his spells
and incantations. A high priestess is chosen by her abilities
becomes the leader of the coven which numbers 13 and is the visible
representation of the Evil One called Lucifer, their god. The
familiar spirits are the demons. The altars are for the purposes of
celebrating the Black Mass and sacrifices. Passages of prayers and
music are recited and sung backwards and the symbols are inverted
images (as the pentagram). This is an attempt to displace God with
the Devil and evil with good. Aleister Crowley, the great master of
black Witchcraft, instructed his students to listen to recordings
and read books backwards. The great god they call Pan, of Greek
origion, was a goat. This goat was adopted by the Church as a
symbol of the devil. The horns ,cleft foot and the forked tail were
veiled sexual symbols (the 3 pronged fork representing hetero-homo-
bi-sexuality). Sex plays a most important part in their ceremonies,
since it represents the reproductive processes of creation. This
explains the sex orgies of the coven, which includes nudie rites.
As the ceremony is approaching its climax, intercourse is performed
by a male member of the 13 with the high priestess and climaxed with
all participating in the orgy. This high level of energy forms what
is called an cone of power. It is directed by the priestess toward
a definite "target" at the orgasmic climax. This energy surge
focuses on the person or object called the "target". When the spell
is fully demonstrated scientifically it is called a "direct hit".
Paraphenalia is used although it is only a means of concentration.
Observing one main difference between white and black Witchcraft, is
that the Devil is god in black and there is no god persay in white,
only nature. Incidentally, the common cat is revered by Witches
because of the lunar implications of the shape of the iris. This
was a so called manifestation of the Egyptian goddess of the moon
called Isis. This is the origin of the cat, preferably black, in
the practice of wiotchcraft.
Alluding to the paragraph dealing with backward replay, we today see
this manifesting in cryptic messages contained in much "modern
music". In modern Witchcraft, blood sacrifice is still a necessary
ceremonial requisite[sic]. We can now see what the "road to Endor"
consists of. This is a very dangerous road to travel as it usually
terminates in destruction.
The guide God has provided is the Holy Bible, The Word of God. When
taken by faith the proof will follow. It's promises are for true.
This is His promise: "And when He is come He will teach you all
things and He will show you things to come" REV 2:17, JOH 16:13).
AFFIRMATION: I now realize how risky it is to dabble in the arts of
ESP without the aid of the Holy Scriptures to define the difference
between right and wrong. I will go forward and not backward in my
quest for the truth of things as they really were, really are and
really will be. My magic wand of power is the sword of the spirit
which is the word of God which cannot be defeated (REV 19:15).
To be continued
PASTOR : Michael A. Tanous
COPYRIGHT (c) 1985 by Michael A. Tanous