SERMONETTE # 8 28 April 1985 First Church of Computer Science +quot;The Road to Endor+quot

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SERMONETTE # 8 28 April 1985 First Church of Computer Science "The Road to Endor" PART II 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 dead. 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 progression advanced. Earth bound spirits who would not accept this change, called death, haunted the places and people they left behind (the origion of Halloween). 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, 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, 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. 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


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