A postscript to "The Divine Council and the Kabbalah" in the form of a letter to Henry Makow (www.savethemales.ca)
Henry,...Perhaps you know that the Kabbalah is at the very heart of the Sabbatean movement that Barry Chamish has been exposing lately (see http://www.redmoonrising.com/chamish/Feb04.htm). You see, just prior to the year 1666 (perhaps in anticipation of the "666" of Revelation?) Kabbalistic scholar Nathan of Gaza was about 18 years old when the "angels" spoke to him and told him to preach that Sabatai Sevi was the Messiah of the Jews. The whole Sabbatean movement is pretty well documented, including the testimony that Nathan gave of his mystical experiences, and how his role was simply as a mouthpiece for the "angels" to direct Sevi's actions. It was all so believable that many of his followers were faithful and unfazed even when Sevi converted to Islam during his incarceration under the Turks.After yet another failed Messianic movement instigated by the "angels" of the Kabbalah, the Kabbalah was again discredited within Judaism. However, it remained a powerful force in occultism within the "Gentile" world, basically acting as a false "Judeo-Christian" link to the angels that were actually the spiritual forces of paganism that survived within the Hermetic documents that were translated during the Renaissance.And then as the Hermetic-Kabbalistic tradition evolved it eventually turned, first, into a viciously anti-Christian political force (Weishaupt's Illuminati was one of the first to actively plot against Christianity as a whole), and then also into an anti-Semitic political force (most notably with Helena Blavatsky's Theosophical movement that helped to inspire Hitler).Lately I have been doing a lot of research into the Templars and its offshoot the Freemasons, and I have been studying how this vast body of research connects with EIR's historical material that exposes the insidious role of Venice from the Crusades to the Thirty Years War (approx.1200-1650). See http://members.tripod.com/~american_almanac/venicept.htmI have come to realize how Venice was actually a bastion of paganism throughout its existence. It was continually a thorn in the side of the Catholic Church, and it was the architect of the Protestant Reformation, as well as the architect of the over-reactive Counter-Reformation that created the Inquisition.Early on, Venice was instrumental in getting Henry VIII to break with Rome and Spain (1529), and by this time England was already infected with anti-Catholic sentiments through the ancestors of the Templar elite and through the Masonic lodges that had crept down from Scotland, which is where many of the Templars had fled in the early 1300s.England became a Satanic power base through the combined effect of the Scottish Templar/Freemasons; the spread of the spirit-conjuring Hermetic-Kabbalist teachings of Cornelius Agrippa, the Venetian Franciscan monk Francisco Giorgi, Giordano Bruno, and John Dee; as well as through the Aristotelian materialistic teachings of atheistic Venetian scholar Paolo Sarpi that inspired (and were plagiarized by) Francis Bacon and Thomas Hobbes, and later John Locke and Isaac Newton.These three occult streams merged together in London, which became the new Venice, and once again evil was entrenched in an island fortress. From there the "spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (Ephesians 6:10-12) were able to continue their battle against humanity.After the Church was deliberately torn apart by the successful schemes of these unholy beings, and after Europe was ravaged by seemingly never-ending religious warfare, the Rosicrucian movement came on the scene in the early 1600s. It began with documents that spoke of a secret movement that was working to establish a peaceful New World Order of love and religious tolerance. The Rosicrucian movement pretended to acknowledge Christianity as the true faith (or a true faith), but underneath it was infused with pagan hermetic and kabbalistic symbolism and imagery. Its roots were undoubtedly with the spirit-conjurers at the head of the Satanic heirarchy, with whom Francis Bacon was intimately involved (for instance his New Atlantis). Rosicrucianism was but one of many examples of a bogus solution being offered for a manufactured crisis.As Venice faded from being the world's most powerful economic force London took its place. Under Cromwell (1600s) the Jewish financier element was invited in, coming from their previous bases in Venice, Amsterdam and Antwerp, and provided further anti-Christian fuel for the fire. They helped finance the British East India Company that reaped the profits of British Imperialism around the globe over the centuries.The 1700s saw the rise of openly anti-Christian sentiment in the form of Bernard de Mandeville and Voltaire, both sheltered by London at times, and then the anti-Christian thinking of David Hume and Adam Smith (both Scottish, by the way). Then as Weishaupt's Illuminati was built up from Frankfurt, Germany (the home of the Rothschilds), Weishaupt ordered his operatives to leave English lodges alone. The Illuminati and the subsequent French Revolution were both run from London.The 1800s saw England become fertile soil for Darwin, and London saw fit to shelter Karl Marx as he was fabricating his secular theory about the evolution of society and economics. London was also the sanctuary of the legendary Masonic revolutionary Giuseppe Mazzini, who was allegedly the Grandmaster of the reconstituted Illuminati, as well as the friend of Albert Pike and Helena Blavatsky (both spirit-conjuring Kabbalah-based Luciferians.)In 1854 London was also visited by a budding young occultist named Alphonse-Louis Constant (Eliphas Levi). His biographer Christopher McIntosh states that it was here that he was introduced to the "international network of occultists." However, the biography mentions only his meeting of Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton, and the other connections he made remain unknown. However, McIntosh writes that Levi's "most important event" during this time was his "famous evocation of Apollonius of Tyana."Apollonius of Tyana was, according to Blavatsky and Alice Bailey, a third century personality that Jesus of Nazareth was reincarnated into after his death. Levi writes that Apollonius correctly predicted the answers to two questions that he asked of him. The first answer was "death!" concerning a friend of a friend, and the second was "dead!" concerning his marriage.After leaving London, Eliphas Levi's career as an occult scholar took off, and he pioneered the use of the Kabbalah with John Dee's Enochian angel magic to supposedly create a better system of spirit-conjuring. Levi became perhaps the most famous occultist of the 19th century, and his work was the foundation of the occultism of the Golden Dawn, and of Aleister Crowley, who firmly believed that he, himself, was Levi's reincarnation.Again, let me stress that the foundation of the Kabbalah is its system of 70 or 72 names of God that are in turn connected with the angelic powers that lead the 70 nations of the world. The position of these angels was overturned at the Crucifixion, and they are now the fallen angels in league with Satan, but the Kabbalah does not acknowledge this fact and portrays them as Holy Angels. The Kabbalah is basically an occult system that offers at its heart a way to connect with these angels as mediators between "God" and man. And who is the god of the fallen angels? What god do you think they lead the open-minded and enthusiastic metaphysical adventurer to?Aleister Crowley has the answer, which he found after climbing all the ladders, after jumping through all the hoops, and after passing through all the grades that occultism pretends to offer. His final task was to "Cross the Abyss" whereupon he came face to face with his "God." This quest of his is recorded in his autobiography, or in a shorter form in the article at http://www.digital-brilliance.com/kab/essays/GnosticTrail.htm.The answer was the culmination of a ritual that Crowley undertook with Victor Neuburg in the desert of Algeria, thirty days journay away from the closest settlement. Here is Crowley's "God" who is also the "God" of the angels invoked by the Kabbalah (note the reference to "70"):
"For he is wisdom, and by wisdom hath he made the Worlds, and from that wisdom issue judgements 70 by 4, that are the 4 eyes of the double-headed one; that are the 4 devils, Satan, Lucifer, Leviathan, Belial, that are the great princes of the evil of the world.
And Satan is worshipped by men under the name of Jesus; and Lucifer is worshipped by men under the name of Brahma; and Leviathan is worshipped by men under the name of Allah; and Belial is worshipped by men under the name of Buddha."
The "double-headed one" refers to the supposed good/evil sides of Crowley's Most High God, whose four eyes are four aspects of evil that are also worshiped in their "positive form" by the major religions. Another name for this "God" is Choronzon, as Colin Lowe, the writer of the above article, explains,
"The secret of Choronzon is that Choronzon and the "Most High" are the same. There isnít a sheet of paper that one could insert between them. This is the origin of Bill Heidrickís comment that there isnít much point in preventing Choronzon from manifesting in the physical universe, because the universe is "in a sense" Choronzon. The "Most High" is as demonically poisonous and destructive as Choronzon, and declares, like Choronzon, that He is the only God. Every pulpit thumper is Choronzon, declaring the one truth; and the pulpit thumpers, thundering at the blasphemies and heresies and sacriligious untruths of other pulpit thumpers are the many faces of Choronzon. Every person who makes a world for other people to live in is the "Most High", setting down laws of right and wrong, good and evil, and in their demiurgic isolation they are also Choronzon. Every aspect of Chronozon, declaring "I am I" in brief isolation from the whole, is the Most High, but taken together (and there can only be one Most High) they constitute the raving dispersion of Choronzon.
Choronzon is the particular foe of magicians. Dee, for example, believed utterly in a Most High who had all knowledge. A common theme in the Enochian Keys is that the magician commands because he is a "true worshipper of the Highest". As a magician approaches the heirophantic position in Chesed, the last sephira before the Abyss, he is assumed to have all the answers. He is a pope in his own world, with faithful followers who demand mysteries with answers, who demand revelations just as Dee prayed for revelations. That is why Choronzon scorns Neuburgís claim to know more than he - Choronzon has all the answers anyone could ever want. A problem with having all the answers is that all the other hierophants also have all the answers, and so the eleventh Aethyr is the Holy City with its mighty walls and towers and motionless legions guarding against the terrible powers of the Abyss, where everything is real, and nothing is true, and the mightiest of hierophants is nothing."
That is how the fallen angels lead men to believe that Satan is the only God, thus fulfilling Satan's ultimate wish, as expressed in Isaiah 14:13-14,
"But you said in your heart, I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."
Today Aleister Crowley is the world's most honored and celebrated occultist. He is beyond a doubt the posthumous "High Priest of the New Age." In Britain after Crowley's death the academic establishment took a great deal of interest in Crowley's legacy, but from a dry materialistic and clinical perspective, of course. They pinpointed the few occasions when Crowley would throw interviewers for a loop by saying that perhaps his experiences were but a figment of his imagination, or manifestations of his subconscious. However, under the surface, Britain's occult subculture devoured the instructions left by Crowley and followed the path that he left for initiates to achieve spiritual "enlightenment."Until 1991 the world's foremost academic expert on the legacy of the Golden Dawn and Aleister Crowley was Ellic Howe. He was inducted into the United Grand Lodge of England in 1970, and then in 1978 he progressed to the point that he was elected Grand Master of the Quator Coronati Lodge of London.After Howe died in 1991, the number one expert on Golden Dawn/Crowley scholarship was Robert A. Gilbert. He also served for a time as Grand Master of the QC Lodge.The QC Lodge is the world's most prestigious lodge dedicated entirely to masonic scholarship. This lodge was the driving force behind the late-20th century emergence of the vast body of literature dedicated to revealing Templar-Masonic connections, including the work of men like Michael Baigent, a QC member, who co-wrote the massive bestseller Holy Blood, Holy Grail in 1982. Baigent is presently the editor of Freemasonry Today magazine.The QC Lodge is thus the primary promoter of the commonly-accepted belief that Jesus Christ was married to Mary Magdalene, that he had children and died, and that the only religion he espoused was a simple spirituality closer to the mystery religions of Egypt and Babylon than to Judaism, and that his teachings are nowhere more perfectly expressed than in the tenets of, you guessed it: FREEMASONRY!Holy Blood, Holy Grail then led to a cottage industry of books based on historical sleuthing of Templars, Masons and secret societies that always humanized Jesus and demonized Christianity and especially the Catholic Church. Today it resurfaces in the work of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons.The QC Lodge is also at the heart of the masonic movement to rebuild Solomon's Temple. The Temple of Solomon is the foundation of masonic symbolism, and the imagery and parables of masonic ritual point initiates always to the East to Jerusalem where it is to be rebuilt. One of Crowley's "masterpieces" of occult instruction is entitled The Temple of Solomon the King, which, for him, is the initiate's metaphysical goal and destination. The current project of the masonic elite is to make the mystical goal of masonry a material place. See http://www.redmoonrising.com/tm.htm for further evidence of this project.Critics who love to point the finger at Christian Fundamentalists and Jewish Zionists because of their misguided support for a rebuilt Temple should be informed that another force, one that is also spiritually-motivated, seeks the same goal for the Temple Mount. It has the same goal but perhaps it has more clout in the form of raw political power and virtually unlimited funding. The problem that faces them is that they must pull it off in a way that leaves them unnoticed and unmarked, with Jews and Christians remaining in the aftermath as the focus of the world's anger and disgust.The British-based magazine Biblical Archaeological Review promotes two men as Temple Mount experts. One is Dr. Asher Kaufman, a member of the QC Lodge, and another is Dr. Leen Ritmeyer, who is employed by the Rothschild family. Ritmeyer's recent work, promoted by BAR, argues that Solomon's Temple stood exactly over the spot now occupied by Islam's Dome of the Rock.Shake it all up together and what you have is a recipe that virtually guarantees the Apocalypse in our generation.And then when things appear to be at their worst the "good" manifestation of Aleister Crowley's god will appear in his costume of "love and light," with a tantalizing and flattering offer to lead humanity into the New Age.--"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God... by this the love of God was manifested in us that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him... By this, love is perfected with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment." 1 John 4:7-17Take care Henry,Peter Goodgame