Reality & Society: The Rise of The Occult and Witchcraft- Promoting A Life Without God
Have you noticed that 2018 was different? Well let me tell you why.
Ephesisan 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
What is Satanism?
Satanism, any of various religious or countercultural practices and movements centred on the figure of Satan, the Devil, regarded in Christianity and Judaism as the embodiment of absolute evil. Historical Satanism, also called devil worship, consists of belief in and worship of the Judeo-Christian Devil and the explicit rejection of his antithesis, God, and (in Christianity) God’s Incarnation, Jesus Christ. It was traditionally based on the “black mass,” a corrupted rendition of the Christian Eucharist, and ritual magic evocations of Satan. Some more-recent forms of spiritual or theistic Satanism recognize Satan as an independent non-Judeo-Christian deity. Other modern Satanic movements, including the U.S.-based Church of Satan (founded 1966), celebrate Satan not as a god but as a symbol of supposedly anti-Christian moral values or as a pre-Christian life principle. Such movements may be atheistic, agnostic, or deistic. They do not promote or practice evil in any literal sense but may profess extreme forms of individualism and ethical egoism and may reject traditional Abrahamic religions, particularly Christianity, as hypocritical and repressive.
What is Humanism?
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism or other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good.
Knowledge of the world is derived by observation, experimentation, and rational analysis. Humanists find that science is the best method for determining this knowledge as well as for solving problems and developing beneficial technologies. We also recognize the value of new departures in thought, the arts, and inner experience—each subject to analysis by critical intelligence.
The AHA strives to bring about a progressive society where being “good without a god” is an accepted way to live life. We accomplish this through our defense of civil liberties and secular governance, by our outreach to the growing number of people without religious belief or preference, and through a continued refinement and advancement of the humanist worldview.
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The Concept of Liberalism
Liberalism is known as a combination of methods, thoughts, and policies with the aim of providing individuals with the upmost freedom and liberation possible (Bring, 2008). Liberalism is a concept based on individualism, therefore, benefits in this accordance, it is notable to mention that restraining the liberations is in no way acceptable, since all of the problems are caused by such limitations caused by the government or any other educational center which threaten individuals and their liberation. These limitations are the regulations set, which limit one’s liberties, especially in the field of economics which eventually leads to corruption (Pring, 2009).
Humanism is the liberal approach to man. In this doctrine, unlimited and unrestrained freedom leads to a successful and regulated lifestyle, because man is sane and will not lead his life astray and towards oblivion. One of the main flaws of liberalism is the uni-dimensional, incomplete and one-sided approach to man and his complicated nature (Curriculum Development Center, 2007, pp. 143-145).
In modern liberalism, man is his own and the universe’s savior, who does so by relying on his logic and is needless of God or any other divine being. As the modern philosopher, Ayziaberlin states “what our age needs is not stronger faith, but in actuality, the opposite of it. In modern liberalism, all materialistic pleasures, even those which are loathsome, are considered of high importance, due to the reason that in this doctrine, all that passes the mind is of considered so (Walers, 1995). The most important principles of humanism are: 1) Human orientation (man is the scale to all that exists and is also the center and the supreme possessor of all creation. The valuation of everything should be done by him.) 2) Liberty (he has been entitled to power and it is he who determines his fate). 3) Logic (human logic is the leader of mankind. Humanism logic is self-manifested and needless of revelation). 4) Naturalism (nature is man’s domain and he can obtain connections with nature, by his senses.) 5) Tolerance (by giving man authenticity, all humane ideas and actions will be of value) (Coates, 2009).
The terms witchcraft and witch derive from Old English wiccecraeft: from wicca (masculine) or wicce (feminine), pronounced “witchah” and “witchuh,” respectively, denoting someone who practices sorcery; and from craeft meaning “craft” or “skill.” Roughly equivalent words in other European languages—such as sorcellerie (French), Hexerei (German), stregoneria (Italian), and brujería (Spanish)—have different connotations, and none precisely translates another.
A sorcerer, magician, or “witch” attempts to influence the surrounding world through occult (i.e., hidden, as opposed to open and observable) means. In Western society until the 14th century, “witchcraft” had more in common with sorcery in other cultures—such as those of India or Africa—than it did with the witchcraft of the witch hunts. Before the 14th century, witchcraft was much alike in villages from Ireland to Russia and from Sweden to Sicily; however, the similarities derived neither from cultural diffusion nor from any secret cult but from the age-old human desire to achieve one’s purposes whether by open or occult means.
Academics tend to dismiss contemporary witchcraft (known as “Wicca”), at the heart of the modern Neo-Pagan movement, as a silly fad or an incompetent technology, but some now understand it as an emotionally consistent but deliberately anti-intellectual set of practices. Adherents to Wicca worship the Goddess, honour nature, practice ceremonial magic, invoke the aid of deities, and celebrate Halloween, the summer solstice, and the vernal equinox. At the start of the 21st century, perhaps a few hundred thousand people (mostly in North America and Britain) practiced Wicca and Neo-Paganism, a modern Western reconstruction of pre-Christian religions that draws upon the diversity of worldwide polytheistic religions to create a new and diverse religious movement. The rise of Wicca and Neo-Paganism is due in part to increasing religious tolerance and syncretism, a growing awareness of the symbolism of the unconscious, the retreat of Christianity, the popularity of fantasy and science fiction, the growth of feminism, the ascendancy of deconstructionist and relativist theory, and the emphasis upon individuality and subjectivity as opposed to intellectual coherence and societal values.
Leviticus 19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.
Leviticus 20:27 A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.
Revelation 18:23 And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.
Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Galations 5:19-21 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
What are Familiar Spirits?
Sorcerers or necormancers, who professed to call up the dead to answer questions, were said to have a "familiar spirit" ( Deuteronomy 18:11 ; 2 Kings 21:6 ; 2 Chr 33:6 ; Leviticus 19:31 ; 20:6 ; Isaiah 8:19 ; 29:4 ). Such a person was called by the Hebrews an 'ob , which properly means a leathern bottle; for sorcerers were regarded as vessels containing the inspiring demon. This Hebrew word was equivalent to the pytho of the Greeks, and was used to denote both the person and the spirit which possessed him ( Leviticus 20:27 ; 1 Samuel 28:8 ; Compare Acts 16:16). The word "familiar" is from the Latin familiaris, meaning a "household servant," and was intended to express the idea that sorcerers had spirits as their servants ready to obey their commands.
Strongs Hebrew H178 Familiar Spirits: אוֹב ʼôwb, obe; from the same as H1 (apparently through the idea of prattling a father's name); properly, a mumble, i.e. a water-skin (from its hollow sound); hence a necromancer (ventriloquist, as from a jar):—bottle, familiar spirit.
Strongs Greek G5331 Witchcraft: †φαρμακεία pharmakeía, far-mak-i'-ah; from G5332; medication ("pharmacy"), i.e. (by extension) magic (literally or figuratively):—sorcery, witchcraft.
Information you need to know about what is happening in our Society. The more you know what the principalies are doing, the more you can understand why things are so divided. Only Yah's Return can correct this corruption. But it is our Duty to HIM to share the events and to educate all who have Ears To Hear and Eyes To See. We must keep trying to open the eyes and minds of those we know and love or come in contact with as Yah calls us to Spread His Word.
27 Best TV Shows about Witches
Witches and television pretty much go hand-in-hand. Viewers love watching shows about witches and magic and everything occult. To celebrate this awesome trend throughout television history, we have gathered a list of the best TV shows about witches!
Horror Movies with Satanic Cults You Heard Of
Satanic cult movies are super hot right now. They’re so hot that even Hollywood is catching on, bringing out films like Hereditary that hold the power to scare audiences more than they’ve been scared in decades. It looks like the Golden Age of horror cinema is making a comeback, and if you’re a fan of a good ol’ bloody cult ritual, you’ll be pleased to know that the devil is definitely in these details. https://rue-morgue.com/four-badass-horror-movies-with-satanic-cults-that-youve-heard-of-and-three-gems-that-you-may-not-have/
New York Witches place Hex on Brett Kavanaugh
The occult turned partisan on Saturday as a coven of New York witches placed a hex on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
Dozens attended the event at Brooklyn's Catland Books, which was also streamed online.
Organisers said the event was "an act of resistance and resilience".
A Catholic priest and exorcist in California, Father Gary Thomas, planned to counter the spell by saying prayers for the justice at Mass.
"This is a conjuring of evil - not about free speech," Father Thomas told the National Catholic Register.
Introducing Sabrians Real Life Behind the Scenes Pagan
Soper, like Sabrina, is a practitioner of the occult. Sabrina’s witchcraft is a fictional blend of magic and mysticism drawing from a variety of subcultures; paganism, which Soper practices, is one of them. Her beliefs made designing this show—helping show-runner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa conceptualize the magical framework around each episode’s action—a professional challenge with deeply personal resonance.
The Season of the witch, how Sabarina an co are casting their spell over TV
“The current upsurge of interest in witchcraft has actually been happening for the better part of a decade now,” says American author Pam Grossman, creator and host of the popular Witch Wave podcast. The fan communities that have sprung up around occult media such as the Witch Wave, which features interviews with witches, and Sabat magazine, an influential style magazine for witches, are further proof of a renaissance in full swing.
Spirit Cooking With Marina Abromovic
My report revolves around the “world renown” Serbian performance artist Marina Abramović. Conservatives call her a Satanist and Liberals calls her a genius; both sides are altogether wrong. My essay’s subheading, The First Cut Is the Deepest, provides the upshot of my explication; I think what Abramović does is a wound upon art. Dissidents and conformists… please do read on.
Spirit Cooking, Simulated Cannablaism
The “body” parts and guts were then served by shirtless men on fancy plates to the Gala attendees. The attendees were thus able to fulfill their cannibalistic fantasies. One man sidled up between “Abramovic’s” legs and ate what was there. It was obvious the expensively dressed patrons of the “arts” enjoyed their feast.
Why Witchcraft and the Occult Are Popular in TV Shows and Movies in 2018?
Explosive Growth of Witches
Although Trinity College hasn’t run a survey since 2008, the Pew Research Center picked up the baton in 2014. It found that 0.4% of Americans, or around 1 to 1.5 million people, identify as Wicca or Pagan—which suggests continued robust growth for the communities.
Celebrities who Practice Witchcraft
Superbowl and the Occult Concerts
TruthStream Media: Does Society Realize it is Being Initiated?