JESUS – "There is nothing hid, which shall not be made manifest: neither was it made secret, but that it may come abroad. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear." (Gospel of St. Mark, 4)
Here Showtime presents promos for the tv show 'Penny Dreadful' (now in its third season), including their version of the 'History of the Occult'.
This species of ravenous wolf is dressed in the sheep's mask of ' just entertainment'.
Dark occult arts (whether they be freemasonry, the new age, luciferianism, the Illuminati, or just blatant witchcraft and satanic sorcery) are obscured in almost unending levels. There is always a next degree to attain, a new order to join, and a deeper understanding to learn. There is no end to the pyramid. It is a bottomless pit.
Deeper truth is hidden behind exposed half-truths. It's a magick trick.
Society has reached the hour when lies are accepted as truth from admitted liars and workers of fiction.
If the Church of Satan says they don't literally 'worship Satan' most will simply take them at their word.
If Freemasonry let's it be known that the infamous 'G' stands for 'God', most will accept that as the end of the story.
If Wicca preaches there is 'white magic' and 'black magic' most will shrug their shoulders and believe it.
But, what is this really all about? What is the truth? The point?
SAINT EPIPHANIUS OF SALAMIS (d. 403) – "I would not dare to utter the whole of this if I were not somehow compelled to from the excess of the feeling of grief within me over the futile things they do – appalled as I am at the mass and depth of evils into which the enemy of mankind, the devil, leads those who trust him, so as to pollute the minds, hearts, hands, mouths, bodies and souls of the persons he has trapped in such deep darkness…. And I am afraid that I may be revealing the whole of this potent poison, like the face of some serpent’s basilisk, to the harm of the readers rather than to their correction. Truly it pollutes the ears—the blasphemous assembly of great audacity, the gathering and the interpretation of its dirt, the mucky perversity of the scummy obscenity…. In any case, neither will I be able to pass them by; I am forced to speak out. For since the sacred Moses too writes by the Holy Spirit’s inspiration, “Whoso seeth a murder and proclaimeth it not, let such a one be accursed,” I cannot pass this great murder by, and this terrible murderous behavior, without making a full disclosure of it. For perhaps, if I reveal this pitfall, like the “pit of destruction,” to the wise, I shall arouse fear and horror in them, so that they will not only avoid this crooked serpent and basilisk that is in the pit, but stone it too, so that it will not even dare to approach anyone….I should not be ashamed to say what they are not ashamed to do, to arouse horror by every means in those who hear what obscenities they are prepared to perform."
EPHESIANS 6 – "For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places."
FATHER MALACHI MARTIN – "No one wants to believe in evil, really, above all, not in an evil being, an evil spirit. Everyone wants to abolish the idea. To admit the existence of evil means a responsibility, and no one wants that responsibility. That is the opening through which the evil spirit crawls, stilling all suspicions, making everything seem normal and natural. This is the ‘thought’, the unwariness of the ordinary human being which amounts to a disinclination to believe in evil. And if you do not believe in evil, how can you believe in or ever know what good is?"
2 CHRONICLES 33 – "And he made his sons to pass through the fire in the valley of Benennom: he observed dreams, followed divinations, gave himself up to magic arts, had with him magicians, and enchanters: and he wrought many evils before the Lord, to provoke him to anger."
SAINT BASIL THE GREAT – "Unbelievers laugh at what they see, and the weak are unsettled; faith is doubtful, ignorance is poured over their souls, because the adulterators of the word in wickedness imitate the truth. Religious people keep silence, but every blaspheming tongue is let loose. Sacred things are profaned; those of the laity who are sound in faith avoid the places of worship, as schools of impiety, and raise their hands in solitude with groans and tears to the Lord in heaven."
GALATIANS 6 – "Be not deceived, God is not mocked."
JESUS – "…in secret I have spoken nothing…" (John 18)
please also see – Wise As Serpents, A Crash Course in Symbols