Speak No Evil: Witchcraft’s popularity on the rise in Hudson Valley
Posted: Aug 27, 2017 12:54 PM PDTUpdated: Aug 28, 2017 9:43 AM PDT
Despite its fearsome legacy, witchcraft is rising in popularity in New York state and especially in the Hudson Valley.
News 12’s Tara Rosenblum spent four months exploring and gaining access to a mysterious, secretive world that most people don’t even know exist: a thriving underground community of witches.
Watch “Speak No Evil,” only on News 12, starting Tuesday to learn about the modern-day magic and ancient rituals at the center of their faith. Tune in to meet some of the most powerful witches in New York and see what happens when they come together to perform a white magic ritual and summon sacred spirits.
Part one of the series airs Tuesday starting at 4:30 p.m., and part two airs on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
Și ce înseamnă acel descântec esoteric ,,as above so below“?
As above so below meaning
This phrase comes from the beginning of The Emerald Tablet and embraces the entire system of traditional and modern magic which was inscribed upon the tablet in cryptic wording by Hermes Trismegistus. The significance of this phrase is that it is believed to hold the key to all mysteries. All systems of magic are claimed to function by this formula. “‘That which is above is the same as that which is below’…Macrocosmos is the same as microcosmos. The universe is the same as God, God is the same as man, man is the same as the cell, the cell is the same as the atom, the atom is the same as…and so on, ad infinitum.”
This message theorizes that man is the counterpart of God on earth; as God is man’s counterpart in heaven. Therefore, it is a statement of an ancient belief that man’s actions on earth parallel the actions of God in heaven. This pivots on the belief that “all things have their birth from this One Thing by adaptation.”
To the magician the magical act, that of causing a transformation in a thing or things without any physical contact, is accomplished by an imaginative act accompanied by the will that the wanted change will occur. The magical act and imaginative act becomes one and the same. The magician knows with certainty that for the change to occur he must will it to happen and firmly believe it will happen. Here it may be noted that magic and religion are akin: both require belief that a miracle will occur.
To bring about such a change the magician uses the conception of “dynamic interconnectedness to describe the physical world as the sort of thing that imagination and desire can effect. The magician’s world is an independent whole, a web of which no strand is autonomous. Mind and body, galaxy and atom, sensation and stimulus, are intimately bound. Witchcraft strongly imbues the view that all things are independent and interrelated.” These concepts pivot on the belief that all things come from the One Thing, or First Cause, and “Its power is integrating, if it be turned into earth.”
The purpose of all rituals in ceremonial magic is to unite the microcosm with the macrocosm to join God, or gods when invoked, with the human consciousness. When such a supreme union is achieved the subject and object becomes one. This is because the magician feels that he is consciously in touch with all elements of the universe, therefore, he can control them. It may be said, the magician feels connected with the universe. This feeling intensifies the more the magician successfully practices his skills. Whenever he experiences a failure he knows that the ritual was not performed correctly.
When feeling unison with the universe the magician knows he has reached his Higher or True Self because he has attained mastery of himself and the universe. Thus he feels his “skillful work ascends from earth to heaven and descends to earth again, and receives the power of the superiors and of the inferiors.” Therefore, he “hast the glory of the whole world therefore let all obscurity flee from thee.” Now the miracles are possible.
Some magicians, including Aleister Crowley, claimed that when the magician reaches this ultimate peak of altered consciousness the miracles are no longer important, the extreme goal becomes the direct union with God.
Fără să înțeleagă, ONU a dat o proclamație care împlinește psalmul 2.
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For the first time the group was allowed to hold the ceremony just a few hundred meters from the Mount − which is administered by a Muslim religious trust
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S-ar prea putea ca Europa Unită apocaliptică să nu cuprindă în final Anglia ! Asistăm la o regrupare mondială a străvechiului ,,imperiu britanic“.
Profetul spune că invazia lui Gog în Israel va trezi doar un ,,protest formal“ din parte unei entități de state distincte numite ,,puii lor de lei“:
,,Seba şi Dedan, negustorii din Tars şi toţi puii lor de lei îţi vor zice: «Vii să iei pradă?“ (Ezec. 38:13).
O știre și un comentariu venit astăzi spre mine par să confirme această direcție politică.
President Trump has had a lot to say about England, and it looks like the Queen has taken notice.
According to a report from The Telegraph, the Royal Commonwealth Society is planning to open an office in the United States soon, with hopes that they could one day woo the U.S. into joining as an “associate member,” and reports indicate that Queen Elizabeth II may be the driving force behind the move.
Established in 1949, the Royal Commonwealth Society is a group of states that had previously been a part of the British Empire. The group describes itself as:
“…an association of governments and peoples, built around shared language, institutions, challenges, aspirations and values. Unlike most other international associations, the Commonwealth works on a consensus model and membership is voluntary, predicated primarily on a country’s commitment to upholding shared values and principles, including the protection and promotion of human rights, democracy and the rule of law.”
Although he wouldn’t explicitly say that he was working on orders from the Queen, the director of the Royal Commonwealth Society explained the Queen’s role, saying:
“The Queen is our patron and I see her from time to time, and she makes it clear to me that the Commonwealth is a priority to her.”
President Trump hasn’t been shy about expressing his fondness for England, and he vocalized his desire to expand ties with them during his January meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May, saying:
“Great days lie ahead for our two peoples and our two countries.”
Prime Minister May echoed the president’s sentiments and discussed the strong historical bond between the two nations. She said:
“And, as you say, the invitation is an indication of the strength and importance of the special relationship that exists between our two countries, a relationship based on the bonds of history, of family, kinship and common interests.”
In addition to strengthening ties with England, joining the Commonwealth would certainly open many doors for President Trump in the international arena. As a loosely formed intergovernmental organization made up largely of former territories of Great Britain, the Commonwealth provides many opportunities for cooperation between its member states without binding them to obligations for one another.
With the criticism President Trump has levied towards NATO, a less formal alliance where the United States could pick and choose which members it works with would seem like a perfect fit. Of course, the Commonwealth couldn’t replace NATO, but it would be a beneficial relationship to supplement existing relationships with foreign countries with virtually no drawbacks.
The Telegraph also reports that Nigel Farage, the driving force behind the “Brexit” movement, is playing a key role in inviting the United States to join the Commonwealth. Farage has been close with President Trump recently, and reportedly talked up the idea with senior aides to the president.
In the wake of their decision to leave the European Union, England may look to strengthen ties outside of Europe. It looks like the Commonwealth may be instrumental in those efforts.
Toți știm că în cărțile profeților Isaia și Mica se află două pasaje identice despre vremea păcii din împărăția mesianică:
,,El va fi Judecătorul neamurilor, El va hotărî între un mare număr de popoare; aşa încât din săbiile lor îşi vor făuri fiare de plug şi din suliţele lor, cosoare: niciun popor nu va mai scoate sabia împotriva altuia şi nu vor mai învăţa războiul“ (Isaia 2:4; Mica 4:3).
Astăzi am înțeles că metaforele de mai sus intraseră în folclorul de atunci, vorbind despre ciclul ,,război și pace“, despre vremea înarmărilor și vremea dezarmărilor. Iată aceleași elemente ale metaforelor de mai sus folosite ,,invers“ în cartea profetului Ioel, pentru a defini vremea războiului:
,,Fiarele plugurilor voastre prefaceţi-le în săbii şi cosoarele, în suliţe! Cel slab să zică: ‘Sunt tare!’ (Ioel 3:10).
Oricât ne-ar place sau nu, omenirea condusă de Satan este pornită spre sinucidere colectivă, spre război fraticid și numai ,,frâna providențială“ pusă de Dumnezeu o împiedică. Iată ce ne spune profetul Daniel:
,, …este hotărât că războiul va ţine până la sfârşit şi împreună cu el şi pustiirile“ (Daniel 9:26).
Cash No Longer King: Europe Accelerates Move To Begin Elimination Of Paper Money
In the shadow of Donald Trump’s spree of controversial actions, the European commission has quietly launched the next offensive in the war on cash. These unelected bureaucrats have boldly asserted their intention to crack down on paper transactions across the E.U. and solidify a trend that has been gaining momentum for years.
The financial uncertainty amplified by Brexit has incentivized governments throughout Europe to seize further control over their banking systems. France and Spain have already criminalized cash transactions above a certain limit, but now the commission has unilaterally established new regulations that will affect the entire union. The fear of physical money flowing out of the trade bloc has manifested a draconian response from the State.
The European Action Plan doesn’t mention a specific dollar amount for restrictions, but as expected, their reasoning for the move is to thwart money laundering and the financing of terrorism. Border checks between countries have already been bolstered to help implement these new standards on hard assets. Although these end goals are Continue reading
Israel’s Sanhedrin reinstates assessment for daily operations
After 2,000 years, the Temple tax is returning for all Jews. Worldwide.
Israel’s Sanhedrin, the ancient high court that recently was reborn, has announced not only the resumption of the half-shekel per person per year tax, but procedures so that that Jews around the globe can participate.
It’s based on God’s instructions in Exodus that everyone 20 years and older “shall give the contribution to the Lord. The rich shall not pay more and the poor shall not pay less than the half shekel.”
The Book of Revelation: Study #2
WHAT DO THE SYMBOLS IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION MEAN?
Symbols. The Book of Revelation is filled with mysterious symbols. Why? For the same reason that Jesus spoke in parables. In Luke 8:10 Jesus says, “You are permitted to understand the secrets of the Kingdom of God. But I use parables to teach the others so that the Scriptures might be fulfilled: ‘When they look, they won’t really see. When they hear, they won’t understand.’” NLT. The book of Revelation is clothed in symbols so that only those sincerely seeking truth will find it.
However, even though the book of Revelation is written in symbols, the Bible explains itself in a literal language. For example:
- A Beast in prophecy is explained in Daniel 7:23 “Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdomupon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.” So, a beast in prophecy represents a kingdom.
- Water in prophecy is explained in Revelation 17:15 “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” So, waters in prophecy represent multitudes of people.
- A Day in Bible prophecy is explained in Ezekiel 4:6 “And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year.” So, a day in prophecy is equal to one year.
We never have to wonder what the Bible means. God has provided the answer to our every question! All we need to do is look with an open heart. We can be sure that Bible prophecy is accurate.
SYMBOLS OF REVELATION — LITERAL MEANING
|Angel||Messenger||Daniel 8:16, 9:21; Luke 1:19,26; Hebrews 1:14|
|Ark of Testimony||Ark of covenant/mercy seat where GOD dwells||Exodus 25:10-22; Psalm 80:1|
|Babylon||Religious apostasy/confusion||Genesis 10:8-10, 11:6-9: Revelation 18:2,3; 17:1-5|
|Balaam, doctrine of||Advancing our own interests, compromise, idolatry||Numbers 22:5-25|
|Beast||Kingdom, government, political power||Daniel 7:23|
|Binding of Satan||A symbolic chain of circumstances||Isaiah 14:12-20|
|Black||Moral darkness, sin, apostasy||Exodus 10:21-23; Jeremiah 4:20-28; 8:21; Acts 26:18; John 12:35; Joel 2:1-10|
|Blood||Life||Leviticus 17:11; Deuteronomy 12:23|
|Bottomless Pit||Earth in chaos, torn up, dark & empty||Genesis 1:1,2; Jeremiah 4:23-28; Isaiah 24:1-4,19; Revelation 20:1-3|
|Bow||Success in battle against evil||Psalm 7:11,12; Psalm 45:4,5|
|Corrupt Woman||Corrupt, apostate church||Ezekiel 16:15-58; 23:2-21; Hosea 2:5; 3:1|
|Crowns||Kingship, victory||1 Chronicles 20:2; 2 Kings 11:12; Ezekiel 21:26,27; James 1:12; 2 Timothy 4:7,8; 1 Corinthians 9:25|
|Cup||Meted out suffering and judgments||Psalm 11:6; 75:8; Isaiah 51:17, 22-23; Jeremiah 25:15-17; 49:12|
|Day||Literal year||Ezekiel 4:6; Numbers 14:34|
|Door||Opportunity||2 Corinthians 2:12; Revelation 3:20|
|Dragon||satan or his agency||Isaiah 27:1; 30:6; Psalm 74:13,14; Revelation 12:7-9; Ezekiel 29:3; Jeremiah 51:34|
|Eagle||Speed, power, vision, vengeance, protection||Deuteronomy 28:49; Habakkuk 1:6-8; Revelation 12:14|
|Eating the book||Assimilating the message||Ezekiel 3:1-3; Jeremiah 15:16|
|Egypt||Symbol of atheism||Exodus 5:2|
|Eye salve||Holy Spirit to help us see truth; Discernment to understand word; Antidote for spiritual blindness||Ephesians 1:17-19; Psalm 119:18; 1 John 2:20,27; John 16:7-13|
|Faithful witness||CHRIST||John 18:37; John 3:11; Revelation 3:14; 19:11|
|False prophet||Apostate Protestantism||Revelation 16:13,14; 19:20|
|Forehead||Mind||Romans 7:25; Ezekiel 3:8,9|
|Fornication||Illicit connection between church & world||Ezekiel 16:15,26; Isaiah 23:17; James 4:4; Revelation 14:4|
|Four Beasts or Living Creatures||Heavenly beings with special responsibilities||Revelation 5:8-10; 4:6-9; 6:1-7; 14:3; 15:7; 19:4|
|Four Corners of the Earth||Four directions of compass||Jeremiah 49:36|
|Garments||Covering of righteousness||Genesis 35:2; Isaiah 61:10; 52:1; Zechariah 3:3-5; Romans 13:14|
|Gold||True riches of heaven, faith, scripture||Psalm 19:7-10; Galatians 5:6; James 2:5; Job 23:10|
|Hand||Symbol of work||Ecclesiastes 9:10|
|Harlot||Apostate church/religion||Isaiah 1:21; Jeremiah 3:1-3, 6-9|
|Heads||Major powers, rulers, governments||Daniel 7:6; Daniel 8:8,22; Revelation 17:3,10|
|Hidden Manna||CHRIST||John 6:49,50,53; Matthew 13:44|
|Horn||Power and strength||Deuteronomy 33:17, Zechariah 1:18,19|
|King or Kingdom||Psalm 89:17,24; Daniel 8:5,21,22|
|Horse||Symbol of battle||Exodus 15:21; Isaiah 43:17; Jeremiah 8:6; Ezekiel 38:15; Zechariah 10:3|
|Special representatives/angels||Zechariah 1:8-10; 6:1-8|
|Image||A likeness||Exodus 20:4; Genesis 1:26; 5:3; Deuteronomy 4:25; Romans 8:29|
|Incense||Prayers of God’s people||Psalm 141:2; Revelation 5:8; 8:3,4|
|Israel||True followers of CHRIST||Romans 9:6-9; Romans 2:28,29; Galatians 3:39|
|Jezebel||Immorality, idolatry, apostasy||1 Kings 21:25; 2 Kings 9:22|
|Keys of David||Power to open and close the sanctuary||Revelation 3:7,8; Isaiah 22:22|
|Keys||Control/jurisdiction||Isaiah 22:22; Matthew 16:19|
|Lamb||Jesus/Sacrifice||John 1:29; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Genesis 22:7,8|
|Lamb’s Wife||New Jerusalem||Revelation 19:7-9; 21:2,9,10|
|Lion||Strength, Jesus Christ||Genesis 49:9; Revelation 5:4-9; Psalm 7:2|
|Locusts||Destruction/destructive agencies||Joel 1:4; Deuteronomy 28:38|
|Lord’s Day||Sabbath||Isaiah 58:13; Matthew 12:8; Exodus 20:10|
|Man Child||Jesus||Psalm 2:7-9; Revelation 12:5|
|Mark||Sign/seal/mark of approval or disapproval||Romans 4:11; Revelation 7:2-3; Ezekiel 9:4|
|Measuring Rod||God’s Law||James 2:10-12; Ecclesiastes 12:13,14|
|God’s Word||Isaiah 8:19,20; 2 Timothy 3:16,17|
|Merchants||Advocates of Babylon’s teachings||Isaiah 47:11-15; Nahum 3:16; Revelation 18:3,11,15,23|
|Moses’ system of types and sacrifices||Hebrews 10:1,11|
|Morning Star||Jesus||Revelation 22:16|
|Mountains||Political or religio/political powers||Isaiah 2:2,3; Jeremiah 17:3; 31:23; 51:24,25, Ezekiel 17:22,23; Daniel 2:35,44,45|
|Mystery of God||The Gospel||Ephesians 1:9,10; 3:9; 6:19; Colossians 1:26-27|
|New Jerusalem||The holy city of Heaven||Revelation 3:12; 21:2|
|Oil||Holy Spirit||Zechariah 4:2-6; Revelation 4:5|
|Open Door||Unlimited opportunity||1 Corinthians 16:9; Acts 14:27; John 10:7-9; Hosea 2:15; Colossians 4:3|
|Rainbow||Token of covenant keeping||Genesis 9:11-17|
|Red (color)||Sin, corruption||Isaiah 1:18; 26:21; Psalm 75:8; Jeremiah 46:10|
|Persecution, destruction||Ezekiel 32:6,11; Jeremiah 46:10; Nahum 2:3|
|Reins||Seat of will, affections||Psalm 7:9; 16:7; 26:2; 73:21; Proverbs 23:16; Jeremiah 17:10|
|Seal||Sign, mark and seal mean the same thing||Romans 4:11; Revelation 7:2,3; Ezekiel 9:4|
|Second Death||Lake of fire||Revelation 21:8; 20:14|
|Serpent||satan||Revelation 12:7-9; 20:2|
|Seven Candlesticks||7 candlesticks in Holy Place in sanctuary||Exodus 25:31-40|
|Seven Churches||Revelation 1:20|
|Seven Heads||Seven political powers||Revelation 17:9,10; Isaiah 2:2-4; Jeremiah 17:3|
|Seven Lamps||Jesus, Word of God||John 9:5; 1:9; Psalm 119:105; Revelation 4:5|
|Sickle||Symbol of harvest – End of world||Matthew 13:39; Revelation !4:14|
|Sodom||Moral degradation||Ezekiel 16:46-55; Jeremiah 23:14; Genesis 19:4-14|
|Stars||Angels||Revelation 1:16,20; 12:4, 7-9; Job 38:7|
|Sun||Jesus and the Gospel||John 9:5; Psalm 84:11; Malachi 4:2; Matthew 17:2; John 8:12|
|Sword||Bloodshed, destruction||Isaiah 3:25; 13:15; Acts 12:1,2; Jeremiah 48:2|
|Testimony of Jesus||Spirit/gift of prophecy||Revelation 19:10; 22:9; 1 Corinthians 13:2|
|Thief||Suddenness of Jesus’ coming||1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Peter 3:10|
|Time||Literal year||Daniel 4:16,23,25,32; 7:25; 11:13 margin; Revelation12:6,14; 11:2,3|
|Torment||Test, prove by trail||1 Corinthians 3:13; Hebrews 12:29; Isaiah 33:14|
|Twenty Four Elders||A group of redeemed from earth||Revelation 5:9,10; 4:4; 7:9-14|
|Two-edged Sword||God’s Word – Sword of Spirit||Ephesians 6:17; Hebrews 4:12; Matthew 10:34; Isaiah 49:2|
|Two Witnesses||Old and New Testamentsq||John 5:39; Zechariah 4:1-14; Psalm 119:130,105; John 12:48|
|Waters||Inhabited area – people, nations||Revelations 17:15|
|White (color)||Purity||Psalm 51:7; Isaiah 1:18|
|White Robes||Victory & Righteousness||Isaiah 61:10; Revelation 19:8; Zechariah 3:1-5; Revelation 7:14; Galatians 3:27|
|Winds||Strife, commotion, “winds of war”||Jeremiah 25:31-33; 49:36-37; 4:11-13; Zechariah 7:14|
|Wine||False doctrine/teachings||Jeremiah 25:15-18; 51:7|
|Jesus blood of atonement||Matthew 26:21-29|
|Wings||Speed||Habakkuk 1:6-8; Jeremiah 4:13; Exodus 19:4|
|Woman, Pure||True Church||Jeremiah 6:2; Isaiah 51:16; 2 Corinthians 11:2; Ephesians 5:22-35|
|Woman, Impure||Apostate Church||Ezekiel 23:21; Revelation 14:4; Hosea 2:5; 3:1; Ezekiel 16:15-58|
|Wormwood||Sorrow/bitterness||Jeremiah 9:15; 23:15; Lamentations 3:19|
|Wrath of God||Seven Last Plagues||Revelation 15:1|
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