## SATAN UNCENSORED

Satan Uncensored

As stated Satan is Shiva in the east. Shiva’s full title is Satana Shiva which means THE ETERNAL GOD. And the Yezidi’s who still call their God, Satan and stated they came from ancient India also call their God, A SHIVA. And show their God in the image of the earliest image of Shiva in Southern India. The enemy claims Satanism is about death and destruction but they are lying. And as the absolute proof of this how is Satan viewed in the east.

“Shiva is the great lord of immortality in Yoga. Shiva as Rudra is the Divine doctor, the foremost of all physicians in the Rigveda. Shiva is also the Vedic deity of healing touch and binging the power of healing into one’s hands.

Shiva has a special form as Mrityunjaya or he who conquers death. This occurs through this connection to Soma.Shiva is connected to the Moon and worshipped on Mondays. For this is the famous Shiva Mrityunjaya Mantra. Shiva s the lord of bliss and Soma is also called Sundareshvara, the lord of beauty, and Kameshvara, the lord of love.”[1]

The grail cup is also connected to Shiva its the cup of the Moon nectar of Soma that is drunk to give one eternal life. The mouth is allegorical for the mouth of the sushumna nadi in which this energy flows into and transforms the soul. And is the key to Kundalini Yoga. The Shiva linga is the symbol of the third eye and pineal gland. And reborn soul.[2]

The Yezidi’s state that Satan created humanity and that Satan then taught them the knowledge of the light body ascension. The Hindu’s state the same. In the first Sangha in the golden age that Shiva lived on earth with the other Deva’s and taught humanity how to ascended thought kundalini Yoga. What is evil about this……..NOTHING. What is evil is trying to stop people from achieving this which is what the enemy program of Yahweh is all about.

Satan and our Gods want us to live in a spiritualized utopian world and have been fighting for us the whole time.

Sources
[1]Soma In Yoga And Ayurveda, David Frawley
[2] Kundalini Tantra, Swami Satyananda Saraswati

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## THE DEVIL IS WODAN AND THE GRAIL IS PAGAN

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## The Devil is Wodan And The Grail is Pagan

Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:14 pm
The ancient Aryan world existed from Ireland to though central Asia to India. Its no mistake the Indo-Aryans all spoke the same language of Sanskrit and had the same culture. The hair braid style found on the White Mummies in China is only found on this earth today in Denmark as part of the culture. From Northern Europe to Greece to India the central god is commonly referred to as the Horned God. Which later become the symbol of the Devil.

Sanskrit was originally a runic cuneiform script it was later changed to Brahmi script and then the current Urdu of today with the Moghul Empire. The runic scripts survived in the European runes. The different runes are names of Vedic Aryan deities as well as the same deities in Aryan Egypt. Kaun is the ancient spelling of Krisna, Is “Lord” in the Veda’s, and Isis in Egypt. Aos, Osiris in Egypt, Geb, the name of the earth God in Egypt, Ura is Uraesus which is Ura..Deus, the God Ura the second rune. Because the letter are deities in the mysteries. We note this openly with the Thor and Tyr runes, two Gods.

Note Aos the fourth rune of Wodan means Sacred Tree and serpent. Aos is the name of the serpent God. And Aos means God in the runes. Wodan. The meaning of Osiris is Sacred Tree. Osiris is Ptah in the later theology in Egypt as is well known. The fourth rune Aos is a literal name of Osiris in Egypt. Aos is the runic name of Wodan.

In northern Europe Wodan on all the sacred artifacts is always showed as the horned God. The Gundestrup Cauldron found in Denmark. It shows Wodan as the central horned figure sitting holding the horned serpent and ring and surrounded by different shamanic animals. The other scenes relate to the rebirth of the soul a warrior being thrown into the cauldron by a man with what appears to be a serpent headdress and later horse seated warriors being lead by a serpent. The symbol of the victorious warriors ride thought the underworld to rebirth. The horse is the spine in myth. The serpent is Wodan.

Note on this image the shape of the crown of the Horned God, is the open thousand petal lotus in the east. Its shown the same way:

In ancient Vedic India we have Lord Pashupati who is the ancient form of Shiva sitting as the horned God surrounded by seven main sacred animals. These seven animals in Vedic world are the symbols of the seven chakra’s that the horned God is the master of. As the Lord of Yogi. In Sumer the Seven main Gods are shown standing atop and riding seven totem animals. The head God of Sumer Enki is shown always as the horned God. The Aryan Sumerian’s had exact same culture the Europeans did as fellow Aryans. In Sumer Enki was shown as the serpent and also called Satana. Which is why the Aryan Yedizi’s who’s calendar is seven thousand years old and stated they came from India and were part of Sumeria. Still call their God, Shaitan, Satan.

Wodan is called Hari-gast. Hari is a name of Shiva in the east and the source of the word Ari, Arya. Hari means HA meaning The. The Ari. The Arya.

Odin is the holder of the Odherir Cauldron of which He turns Himself into a serpent to drink dry. This like on the Gundestrup artifact which is the symbol of the Odherir Cauldron is showing the serpent as the symbol of the reborn soul. This Odherir Cauldron is also shown as Wodin’s Horn of Mead. The reason is the horn is the symbol of the tailbone. In the east Shiva, Pashupati is shown with the Kunda which is the sacred water pot always sitting next to Him. The tailbone is called the Kunda in Sanskrit. This kunda holds the water of life of which Enki rules in Sumer. The Horns are the symbol of the risen serpent. The trident of Shiva the serpent wand, has the bull horns on the top showing the two serpents coming together at the top. Enki is crowned with bull horns and He is the serpent God.

In the Edda’s and Saga’s the original divine couple are Woden and Freya, Frigga is actually Freya in the Myths. Freya simply means “The Lady”. Woden descends into the realm of Hel and marries the Goddess of Hel who lives in a sacred cave. The Sacred cave is the symbol of the Kunda in the east and west the dwelling of the root chakra were the serpent energy lays coiled. Odin sings the rune mantra’s and pleases the Hel Goddess who then gives him the drink of the mead from the horn, the tail bone. Odin is transformed into an immortal and in some cases turns into a eagle carrying a serpent to ascend to Valhalla. The symbol is still in the east. Its the serpent being lifted to the crown.

There is another tale of Odin having the sacred marriage with Freya who gives Him the cup of mead to drink and turns Him into the immortal one. Freya the Goddess is shown as having the form of a Hag and beautiful maiden. She shows her beauty form upon appearing to marry the God hero, she appears here holding the sacred mead cup. This is the tale of Perceval and Kundry in the Grail mythos. Kundry is also Kund in German the Kunda. Which is known as Kunda and Kundalini in Sanskrit. The name of the serpent Goddess in the east and west, The Lady. As She is even called in the east.

The symbol of the sacred marriage between Odin and Freya is the golden ring the symbol of infinity, gold is the metal of immortality its the ouroboros symbol the perfected soul. The Pagans would swear all their oaths on our Gods, they did this many times on the Golden Ring. They were swearing their oath upon the serpent which is the symbol of the High God, Wodan.

Another name of the World Tree [the spine] is Mimir’s Tree. The tree is kept young and alive eternally by the water of Mimir’s Well which waters it daily. This is the all revealing part. Odin after drinking from Mimir’s well under goes nine nights of trial on the World Tree. For which He gives nine rune chants to over come each night. He emerges reborn a metamorphosed divine being. The nine nights are the nine worlds or chakra’s the serpent energy pierces thought to reach the crown. The runic chants are the sacred formula’s to pass the flow thought each chakra to the crown to be reborn. This is seen in the east, Greece and Egypt as well.

The sacred marriage of the Mead between Odin and Freya is the symbol of the alchemical inner sexual union of the soul by raising the serpent to the crown. The Mead is called Madhu in Sanskrit which means Honey its the actual name of the Soma. Its honey wine as the Norse, Germanic Mead is. Mjaðar in the old Norse. The Soma is the nectar of immortality which in the Veda’s is released thought all of the chakra’s and nadi’s upon the serpent reaching and opening the crown chakra. The union of heaven and earth the God and Goddess. Taking one to Immortality.

The symbol of drinking in the Vedic world is in their Yogic texts is the moving the prana up the spine from the root to activate and bring the kundalini to the crown. Its the core of the techniques of pranayama and other methods.

Wodan breaths the breath of life into the first people Ash and Elmba. This is the symbol of the energies of the serpentine centers and prana flowing thought the nadis and body. Which the breath is connected to. The symbol is Wodan is the soul and the breath of life. Breath is symbolic of spirit.

Woden’s name also means spirit, the element of spirit is the symbol of Prana which is always shown as the serpent in the Vedic world as the western. The element of spirit is also sound which is light. Woden is called Mercury openly by the Roman’s and one of Shiva’s original titles is Wodan in the east. Because Wodan is their name of Mercury as well as Buddha the two are interchangeable. That is why in Sri Lanka Wodan is what they call Buddha. Shiva is also called Mercury in the Hindu alchemical texts as its Mercury which transforms the elements to gold. Shiva is openly called Wodan in the east. In Europe Wodan was also called Budh, Budha, Buddha. Buddha is Sanskrit for Mercury as is Wodan.

This is why runes are carved into wood, wood rules the element of spirit. They are to be vibrated into the soul to transform the soul. Galdr means not just to sing or vibrate runes but also shining. The runes take one to the shining state. Rune means mystery, its the knowledge of how to raise the serpent and transform the soul. Which come from Wodan the serpent. The core of the word Rune, Ru is the symbol of the spoken word creating the new soul in Aryan Egypt. Where Ptah the Creator God was called Buddha [Wodan] in the east Buddha is translated and spoken as Pootah, Ptha as well. Shiva-Wodan of the east shares the same qualities of Ptah. Ptah is the serpent creator and the serpent is also called Buto, Wuto in Egypt . Enki the serpent God of Sumeria is known to be Ptah in Egypt. And further east becomes Shiva-Wodan. Ptah is also called Pan in Egypt and is shown as the later Greek Pan. Pan is another ancient form of the same God. He was shown as the black goat just as Dionysus was. Later they became separated or the writings we have left claim such.

The Devil is shown with horns, wearing animal skins adorned with Serpents, being blue or red in color and carrying the trident or spear. And dwelling on mountain tops and in the sacred groves. This to this day is the ancient symbol of Shiva and Dionysus who is Shiva further west. Dionysus was called Savas and Shiva was called Shiavas. The tales of the two Gods are the same in everyway. The Greeks stated they came from the east. And openly called Shiva, Dionysus when in the east. Dionysus was shown as being red as was Shiva sometimes the color of the rising sun. The reborn soul. Wodan was shown as being blue as Shiva as well as Dionysus as well. The blue paint the bear shirts the warriors of Wodan painted themselves was called Wod. Wod is another name of Wodan. The color of spirit purified by serpent fire.

In the Greek mysteries the Hero is flung into the Cauldron and boiled till the Titanic elements raises to the top and is removed. They then remerge reborn as a shining Olympian. In the Germanic, Norse anyone who is bathed in the Well emerges a Shining one, reborn.

The Shiva tantra’s state that Shiva is the fire of the serpent energy and the breath or pranayama and the element of spirit.

In the east they state the elements are turned to gold by the “fires of the Kundalini” so we see this Mercury is really the serpent energy which is called Wodan east and west. This is why all the Pagan rites of Wodan revolved on the single concept of mystical death and literal rebirth. So much so Snorri removed all mention of this in his Christened writing. It was too dangerous to the Church.

Wodan is the serpent energy that transforms the elements of the soul by fire into their one aspect which is Spirit which is eternal. The name of spirit is Wodan. And the name of the serpent that transforms into spirit is Wodan. Because the serpent is the symbol of the reborn soul because its spirit.

They would wrap a golden serpent around the tree in the sacred grove to honor Wodan. This is the symbol of immortality in the Pagan world.

Shiva, Woden was Zeus to the Greeks, mainly in the form of Dionysus the primordial form of Zeus. The bible calls the Throne of Zeus the Throne of Satan in Pergamum was the Temple of the Throne of Zeus, the Nazi’s brought this to Germany and gave it honors. From revelations:

“To the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘I know your works, and where you dwell… where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to my name, and did not deny my faith even in the days in which Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.'” Revelation 2:12

The Christians also call Wodan openly the Devil in their writings. There are many Christian tales of Wodan appearing as a man and making pacts, offering knowledge of the occult and tricking Christians into blasphemes against the Christian sacraments. Wodan is the center figure all the tales of the Devil roaming the earth appearing before Kings, educated men and normal people and making oaths and pacts come from. He is the Mephistopheles of Faust. This is were the concept of worshipping the Devil to obtain magical powers comes from. The Devil is the serpent in symbolism in Christianity. The worship of the serpent in the Pagan world is the practise of activating the Kundalini and developing Siddhi’s from this. Wodan is the serpent God. And was the name of the this energy to our ancestors east to west. Devil is a Sanskrit word for the serpent as well. A Devil worshiper is literally a serpent worshipper. This is what the Christians meant literally by calling Pagan’s Devil worshippers. Serpent worshippers. Wodan is the serpent.

In some versions of the Grail Mythos Percival is only able to obtain the Grail after avoiding all Churches, consecrated grounds and Christian rites or holy days. Only by dwelling in the Forrest and then making a pact with Lucifer, the Devil, then the Hero is then able to obtain the grail.

Sources:
Shiva and Dionysus Gods of Love and Ecstasy, Danielou
Maiden with the Mead – A Goddess of Initiation Rituals in Old Norse Myths, Maria Kvilhaug
The Mystery of the Grail, Evola
The Serpent Grail, Gardiner and Osborn
Shiva Lord of Yoga, Frawley
Hidden Horizons Unearthing Ten Thousand Year of Vedic Culture, Frawley
The Sons of God, Acharya S
Starwalkers, William Henry
The Realm of the Ring Lord, Gardner

## WHO IS SATAN ?

### Who Is Satan?

Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:41 am
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Who is Satan?

The Ancient Sumerian’s worshipped the creator of Humanity as Enki who they stated created the race of Adamu [meaning humanity] and into their blood Enki put the secrets of the blood of the Gods. And in doing such Enki created the new race with a special spiritual purpose, to ascend and become shining ones [God means shining one in the ancient language]. The Creator God, Enki was also called Satana by the ancient Sumerian’s. This is why the Yezidi People who live in north Iraq, still worship their God as Satan. The Yezidi people stated in their own records they were part of ancient Sumeria and Babylon and are the first humans. The Yezidi’s state before being in Sumeria they migrated out of ancient India. You can still see their religion in Hinduism in India. In Hinduism the highest name of God, the saviour God is SATANAMA this is Satana….ma. This is the most sacred mantra in Kundalini [serpent] yoga the science of true spirituality and liberation.

Satanama is the highest mantra in the original Yoga and is made to transform one into the light body. It means SA birth, TA, life, NA transformation, MA rebirth. However if one pays attention they will note Satana to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Roman’s who came out of India from their own texts. Call Satana, the name SATANAS.

SA is birth and rebirth is still birth. SA birth, TA, life, NA, transformation, S, rebirth. The name of Enki, SATANAS is literally the mantra of the light body, the serpent energy. In ancient Sanskrit the sacred langue of Hinduism, SATANAS is the mantra of the elements of the soul and their transmutation into light.

The name of the ancient religion was SATya, which is Sata ya. Which is named after Sata…na. And holds the same meaning: Eternal Truth.

The Yezidi and other surviving ancient cultures such as the Mandean’s state that Enki, Satana created humanity not in the near east but in the far east. In the garden Paradise of Sri Lanka and that Satana came down from Adam’s peak and taught the race of Adamu the sacred spiritual knowledge of liberation, ascension to the light body. The Hindu’s state that Sanata created the Adimu and Eva in the sacred Garden of Sri Lanka in the golden age. When Sri Lanka was part of a larger continent called Kumara Kandam, The Land Of Immortal Serpents, in the first Sangha. When Satana and the other Gods lived physically on earth and had a civilization here. It was in the first Sangha they taught humanity the science of the light body ascension.

The Shivanolipatha Malai, the most sacred mountain in Sri Lanka is still called Adam’s Peak by those in the Near East in ancient memory that this was the mountain Satana descended from to teach mankind the light of the soul. Satana is still worshipped by the Sri Lankan’s as Sanata/Murugan. The Visnu Purana’s stated Sanata is the original God all cultural images of Hindu leader Gods go back to, including Krisna.

Satan is still worshipped in Hinduism as Sanat, note the Peacock and Serpent of Sanat are the sacred symbols of the Yezidi’s, Satan. And the Yezidi’s came from India from ancient Hinduism. The Satya.

If we look to ancient Sumeria which was part of a much larger culture that migrated out of the ancient east. We find something important. Satana, Enki was shown as a serpent, called the Serpent of Fire, around a tree. He is shown instructing Adamu and Eva in the knowledge of ascension. Sometimes He is shown as a physical man carrying the Waters of Life. As Enki is the God of the Waters of Life in ancient Sumeria. However water is symbolic in the spiritual texts of the ancients for spiritual fire. The Waters of Life is the fire of life. The Serpent of Fire. For it is by fire all life is made perfected and reborn in eternal life. As the ancients stated.

The Garden of Edin is symbolic its originally Mount Meru in the east the four rives running into it with the sacred tree at the center, the spine. The tree has a man on one side and a women on the other. The male and female half of the soul and body which meet at the sushuma the center channel in the spine. Edin means Abode of the Gods. Here Gods are simply allegory for the Charka’s which reside in the garden, meaning the soul.

In Hinduism in the east there are images of a women sitting under a tree holding an apple with a serpent in the tree. The apple represents the symbol of Akasa which is the spiritual god the divine element. The message is the Shakti energy, the serpent transforms the soul. The union with Adamu and Eva with the apple is the union which transmutes spirit and matter the body and soul into the light body. This is when they realize they are naked. To be naked in Hinduism means Kechari to be sky clad, literally. This is the symbol of the rebirth into the ascended state in Hinduism and ancient Sumeria, Egypt and elsewhere. This naked state of Adamu and Eva was called Aurum in the ancient texts meaning “Shining light.” Spiritual rebirth.

Enki is also spelled ANKI in Sumerian which becomes Ankh to the Egyptians. The Ankh, Anki is the symbol of immortal life, the light body. Anki, Satana is the God of Life, the God of Light. Which humanity is supposed to have.

Later when Juadism was created it stole the spiritual cultural texts of the Sumerian’s [they even stated Abraham came from Sumeria] and corrupted them and into this poured the lie that humans are cattle slaves of a new god, Yahweh and that the ultimate sin the human could reach for was the light body, true freedom. Yahweh openly states in panic if Adamu and Eva eat from this tree they will become Gods, Shining Ones and he will not be able to make them cattle slaves. They will have true eternal freedom.

This becomes obvious again in the story of the Tower of Babel. Babel in the ancient near east is the name BAB the serpent goddess and El, shining one. Babel is the shining serpent. Its also called the Serpent or Fish tower. The spine. The tower the ancient peoples were building is the raising of the kudanlini serpent up the spine to enlightenment. Then enter Yahweh who with a council of other beings openly panic’s and repeats the exact same statements it made in the Garden of Edin. If humanity finishes that Tower they will become Gods, Shining Ones and he will not be able to make them cattle slaves. Then Yahweh openly attacks humanity and destroys spiritual knowledge to remove spiritual power from humanity. To make humanity his cattle slaves. Which is what Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all about doing. The Jewish Torah the blue Print of Christianity and Islam. Orders the extermination of all the Pagan nations, the extermination of their cultures and the slave subjectification of them to the yoke of Yahweh and the claimed Chosen People. Referring to non Hebrew humanity as literal excrement and animals of the field, cattle put here to be ruled over by the People of Yahweh with a rod of iron in a Hebrew dictatorship of mass murder, enslavement and rape. This book the Torah even sanctifies ritual child murder and cannibalism, just check the story of Jephthah:

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The most sacred ritual of the Christian is gathering around a ritually murdered human on a gallows and then drinking his blood and eating his flesh while chanting they are domesticated slave animals [sheep] of Yahweh, what do you do with sheep? the same thing you do with cattle, slaughter them, work them and herd them. This ideal is from Judaism which uses human and animal ritual murder to appease Yahweh.

Satana [its also spelled Satana not Satan in Hebrew] means Enemy of the Jewish People in Hebrew. And in the proxy death cults of Judaism which equal Jewish control, that of Christianity and Islam. Satana by the confessions of the very people who brand him evil in their Torah…… Literally Satana is the enemy of injustice, ritual child murder and cannibalism, enslaving humanity, extermination of human beings and animals and all forms of filth in the book of evil the Torah, Bible and Koran. It was not Satana who orders people to murder all people who will not worship him. It was Yahweh in the Torah, Bible and Koran. The Jews called the Gentiles the non-Jewish People the literal blood children of Satana in their Talmud and Torah and state we are to be physically exterminated and enslaved.

The God Satana is Father and Friend of Humanity, His very name means “Saviour.” Standing with Satana is standing with life, truth and the eternal way.

Source:
The Holy Science, by Swami Sri Yukteswar
Genesis of the Grail Kings, Laurence Gardner
The Hermetic Doctrine, Julius Evola
Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, The Chakra’s
Guardians Of The Holy Grail, Mark, Pinkham
The Lost Civilization Of Lemuria, Frank Joesph
The Blue Apples, William Heny
Siva And Serpent Worship, Hyde Clark

## KNOWLEDGE OF SATAN

The Meaning of Life is to Better yourself and the Universe ~ Satan
Place knowledge above faith, reocngnize that Yahweh could never ever be your divinity. Jesus could never ever be your salvation. In Lucifer’s house there are many dwellings, Many paths and many bridges lead to him ~
Otto Rahn
Knowledge of Satan
“THERE IS NO GOD BUT MYSELF” “KNOWING THIS, WHO DARES WORSHIP THE FALSE GODS OF THE KORAN AND BIBLE?”
~ SATAN
FROM THE QU’RET AL-YEZID
It is better to wait for a light bringer than a broken mirror dripping with blood, we  must traverse hell to reach the light. As Faust spoke, ” It is, I look for divinity, there is a heaven, yet it leads through hell, at least for me, so mote it be, I dare it.”  ~
Excerpt from Lucifer’s Court
There are different sects of Satanism. Knowledge of Satan and Joy of Satan Ministries is Spiritual Satanism.
Satanism is not a “Christian invention.”
Satanism predates Christianity and all other religions.
Satanism is not about spooks, goblins, vampires, Halloween monsters or other related entities.
Satanism is not a “reaction to Christianity.”
True Satanism is about elevating and empowering humanity, which was our True Creator (Satan’s) intention.
We know Satan/Lucifer as a real being.
We know Satan to be the True Father and Creator God of humanity.
We know “Yaweh/Jehova” of the bible to be a fictitious entity, and the people behind coercing this lie, to be the true deceivers of humanity and the masters of lies. This is evident in the many contradictions within the Judeo/Christian Bible, revealing this text to be the work of human beings who had occult knowledge and infused it with power to make it credible, and to incite fear in order to control.
We are law abiding.
We DO NOT advocate or participate in any blood or living sacrifice. This act is Judeo/Christian, as stated in their Bible-  Deuteronomy 12:27:
“And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the LORD thy God: and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh.”
We have found Satanism is the original religion of humanity. We have done our research. Satanism is based upon the ancient religions that predated Judaism and Christianity from hundreds to thousands of years.
Christianity was a reaction to the original Pagan religions, labeled as “Satanism” meaning “enemy/adversary” in Hebrew. If you read through the information contained within this website, we prove this.
Christianity was invented to remove spiritual and occult knowledge (the powers of the mind) from the populace and place this power in the hands of a “chosen” few to the detriment of all humanity. The powers of the mind and soul are very real.
People who are unaware of or who do not believe in these powers are easy to control and manipulate by those who are skilled in using these energies.
The Original Gods [Demons] were unjustly labeled as monsters and branded as “evil” to keep humanity from spiritual knowledge. Because of this, the human race has drastically degenerated both spiritually and intellectually.
Spiritual Satanism strongly advocates all learning, knowledge, inquiry, and free thought.
Spiritual Satanism supports the separation of church and state. Satanists do not push Satanism or prosyletize.
Spiritual Satanists acknowledge science and believe everything of the occult/supernatural to have a rational scientific explanation. We believe humanity has been held back dangerously in this area due to the hoax of Judeo/Christianity and its relentless attacks upon science for centuries.
We practice power meditation to advance spiritually and to elevate ourselves. Power meditation is as essential for the human soul as food is essential for the human body. The serpent, a symbol of Satan represents the firey kundalini force coiled at the base of the spine, which upon ascending, transforms the human mind and soul to a much higher level of understanding and ability. This is the true meaning of “Raising the Devil.” The Serpent symbol of Satan also represents the DNA helix of life.
We work directly with Satan. We believe each and every person who is willing and respectful can have a personal relationship with Satan. There are no mediators in Spiritual Satanism; the Ministry is here only for guidance and support.
We take our tenets and practices directly from Satan himself. For far too long, enemies of Satan such as the Christian churches have been at liberty to dictate lies concerning Satan and Satanism. These lies have been the foundation of occult crimes and other heinous acts that they indirectly promote. True Satanism has been actively and zealously suppressed for centuries and many out of ignorance believe lies about Satan and react accordingly.
Spiritual Satanism is a life loving religion. Satan accepts us as we are, but guides us to advance ourselves to where we evolve to a higher level. Spiritual Satanists are free to live their lives as they choose- responsibility to the responsible. We live by natural law and encourage everyone to develop themselves to their fullest extent.
We know we “save” our own souls as opposed to claims of the Nazarene saving anyone. Satanism is based upon the true transformation of the soul through power meditation. The Nazarene is a fictitious entity, whose identity was stolen form some 18+ crucified Pagan Gods, such as Odin, who hung from a tree and is nothing more than a tool to keep humanity under the control of a chosen few. The Nazarene has been used in Christian masses and services as a substitute for a human living blood sacrifice, revealing their true purpose.
The Judeo/Christian religion is a vicious hoax on humanity of catastrophic proportions. For a hoax to succeed there has to be a lack of knowledge on the part of the victim. The Christian religion and its cohorts actively suppress knowledge and free thought, encourage people to be slaves, and never advocate or teach anything for the betterment or advancement of humanity. As opposed to the stories of how the Nazarene healed people; Satan shows us how we can heal ourselves and perform so-called miracles, using our minds and the powers of our own souls.
Through empowering ourselves, we have confidence, self-respect and achieve spiritual advancement and independence.
Spiritual Satanism places no limits on developing the powers of the mind- known as “witchcraft” or “magick.” We believe in justice and just as martial artists are versed in the uses of Dim Mak and other aspects of physical combat, Spiritual Satanists are versed in the Black Arts of “magick” should they ever need them. People who are unaware of these powers are defenseless against them, and the powers that be know this all too well. Satan does not tolerate injustice.
Spiritual Satanism does not in any way condone spirit abuse as taught in the classical grimoires. The Demons who were bound and compelled to do the bidding of the sorcerers are now free and anyone using the nine-foot circle methods and “Jehova” names is inviting personal disaster. The Demons are our friends and with respect and reverence in summoning through Satan, we seek to establish mutually beneficial relationships with them.
Spiritual Satanism advocates individuality, liberty, and independence.
It is obvious that Satan is not the “deceiver of humanity.” His followers have been few in number and he doesn’t need copious amounts of wealth, power and control to keep his followers.
The Al Jilwah
The Black Book of Satan
Chapter I
I was, am now, and shall have no end. I exercise dominion over all creatures and over the affairs of all who are under the protection of my image. I am ever present to help all who trust in me and call upon me in time of need. There is no place in the universe that knows not my presence. I participate in all the affairs, which those who are without call evil because their nature is not such as they approve. Every age has its own manager, who directs affairs according to my decrees. This office is changeable from generation to generation, that the ruler of this world and his chiefs may discharge the duties of their respective offices everyone in his own turn. I allow everyone to follow the dictates of his own nature, but he that opposes me will regret it sorely.
No god has a right to interfere in my affairs, and I have made it an imperative rule that everyone shall refrain from worshipping all gods. All of the books of those who are without are altered by them; and they have declined from them, although they were written by the prophets and the apostles. That there are interpolations is seen in the fact that each sect endeavors to prove that the others are wrong and to destroy their books.
To me truth and falsehood are known. When temptation comes, I give my covenant to him that trusts in me. Moreover, I give council to the skilled directors, for I have appointed them for periods that are known to me. I remember necessary affairs and execute them in due time. I teach and guide those who follow my instruction. If anyone obey me and conform to my commandments, he shall have joy, delight, and comfort.
Chapter II
I requite the descendants of Adam, and reward them with various rewards that I alone know. Moreover, power and dominion over all that is on earth, both that which is above and that which is beneath, are in my hands. I do not allow friendly association with other people, nor do I deprive them that are my own and that obey me of anything that is good for them. I place my affairs in the hands of those whom I have tried and who are in accord with my desires. I appear in diverse manners to those who are faithful and under my command.
I give and take away; I enrich and impoverish; I cause both happiness and misery. I do all this in keeping with the characteristics of each epoch. And none has a right to interfere with my management of affairs. Those who oppose me I afflict with disease; but my own shall not die like the sons of Adam that are without. None shall live in this world longer than the time set by me; and if I so desire, I send a person a second or third time into this world or into some other by the transmigration of souls.
Chapter III
I lead to the straight path without a revealed book; I direct aright my beloved and chosen ones by unseen means. All my teachings are easily applicable to all times and all conditions. I punish in another world all who do contrary to my will.
Now the sons of Adam do not know the state of things that is to come. For this reason, they fall into many errors. The beasts of the earth, the birds of heaven and the fish of the sea are all under the control of my hands. All treasures and hidden things are known to me; and as I desire, I take them from one and bestow them upon another.
I reveal my wonders to those who seek them, and in due time my miracles to those who receive them from me. But those who are without are my adversaries, hence they oppose me. Nor do they know that such a course is against their own interests, for might, wealth and riches are in my hands, and I bestow them upon every worthy descendant of Adam. Thus the government of the worlds, the transition of generations, and the changes of their directors are determined by me from the beginning.
Chapter IV
I will not give my rights to other gods. I have allowed the creation of four substances, four times and four corners; because they are necessary things for creatures.
The books of Jews, Christians and Muslims, as of those who are without, accept in a sense, i.e., so far as they agree with and conform to my statutes. Whatsoever is contrary to these, they have altered; do not accept it. Three things are against me and I hate three things. But those who keep my secrets shall receive the fulfillment of my promises. Those who suffer for my sake I will surely reward in one of the worlds.
It is my desire that all my followers unite in a bond of unity, lest those who are without prevail against them. Now, then, all ye who have followed my commandments and my teachings, reject all the teachings and sayings of such as are without.
I have not taught these teachings, nor do they proceed from me. Do not mention my name nor my attributes, lest ye regret it; for ye do not know what those who are without may do.
Chapter V
O yea that have believed in me, honor my symbol and my image, for they remind you of me. Observe my laws and statutes. Obey my servants and listen to whatever they may dictate to you of the hidden things. Receive that, that is dictated, and do not carry it before those who are without, Jews, Christians, Muslims and others; for they know not the nature of my teaching. Do not give them your books, lest thy alter them without your knowledge. Learn by heart the greater part of them, lest they be altered.
Spiritual Satanism differs from LaVeyan Satanism. We are aware of the existence of Satan/Lucifer as an actual being. We are not atheists! In spite of major discrepancies, the Church of Satan, founded 1966, by Anton Szandor LaVey, presently takes an atheistic stance as far as external deities are concerned, and views Satan as only an “archetype.”
In light of new knowledge based upon hundreds of hours of intense and in-depth research, we have discovered the following:
1. Satan is our True Creator God.
“YHVH” otherwise known as “Jehovah” by the deluded, is a false entity. “YHVH” stands for the four elements and corners in the popular Jewish systems of magick that are available to the public.
2. The character “Jesus Christ” is fictitious and was stolen from some 18+ Pagan legends of a God hanging from a tree, such as Odin, then being resurrected, and is another description of the alchemical operation of transforming the soul- death and then resurrection.
The Nazarene is and has never been anything more than a tool to remove all true spiritual knowledge and disarm the populace of their spiritual powers. Humanity has paid to the tune of trillions upon trillions of dollars, and with sickness, misery, and suffering due to the removal of this knowledge. Spiritual knowledge was systematically destroyed, twisted, and corrupted to SPIRITUALLY AND FINANCIALLY ENSLAVE US ALL. By force-feeding the populace that the Nazarene is a real entity, those at the top have maintained control and have reaped untold wealth and power.
3. True Satanism preceded Christianity by thousands of years and is based upon total transformation of the soul. Christians are deluded into “accepting Jesus Christ” and “living saved” which is all false. Everything in the Christian religion is false and we prove this beyond all doubts. The Christian “saved” hoax is based upon stolen and corrupted knowledge of alchemy, where one truly works spiritually to transform one’s soul into godhead.
Many Traditional Satanists worship Satan/Lucifer. Some acknowledge him as a friend and do not worship. We respect individuality and personal choices. One’s relationship with Satan/Lucifer is up to the individual, as Satanism values free thought and individuality.
Satan is the bringer of knowledge. The goal of Spiritual Satanism is to apply this knowledge and transform our souls into godhead, as was originally intended by our Creator God Satan.
Unlike most religions, Spiritual Satanism encourages one to question everything. Being one’s personal best and exceeding limitations are the essence of Spiritual Satanism and this begins with using one’s brains to their maximum potential.
Spiritual Satanism does not in any way conflict with science. We strongly encourage and support all scientific knowledge and enquiry. We are well aware humanity is dangerously behind in scientific knowledge and understanding due to centuries of oppression by Christianity. We believe that all spiritual and paranormal phenomena can be scientifically explained in a rational manner; scientific knowledge has not yet progressed far enough to comprehend or explain much of the so-called “supernatural.”
There are no mediators in Spiritual Satanism. We strongly encourage our people to interact one on one with Satan. The ministry is here for guidance and support only. One’s relationship with Satan is between that individual and Satan. We take the stance of “responsibility to the responsible.” We place no limitations on knowledge or personal power and do everything we can to make all knowledge available to EVERYONE- not just a select few who are a self-appointed “elite” as with other religions. Satan encourages self-study, learning, direct experience.
Most Spiritual Satanists make a commitment to Satan. The commitment is very important because Satan protects us as we work to advance our powers. Those who go it alone or without any spiritual protection often meet with disaster. Once one makes a commitment, Demons often guide us and work with us to help us advance. Unlike right hand path religions, Spiritual Satanism encourages action. Satan wants his people to live life to the fullest and to evolve.
Satan is always there for us, but as we progress, he expects us to handle things, as we are able to, for ourselves, using our own powers. Christianity and its cohorts deliberately make cripples out of people. Christians forever rave about how their Nazarene has healed people. These people remain as slaves because they are never taught how to, nor are they required to heal themselves or others. The Nazarene archetype stands for slavery, servitude, and enduring endless abuse in order to program humanity to be the perfect slaves in a new world order. The Nazarene places total emphasis on the “afterlife” in order to create the mindset that the life we are now living does not matter. This frame of mind is essential for enduring all kinds of abuse for the benefit of a few.
“It has served us well, this myth of Christ”
-Pope Leo X [1475-1521]
As for the so-called “miracles” connected with Christianity, any healings have been very few and far in-between. These are also based upon allegories related to transforming one’s soul. Any human being with spiritual knowledge and power can accomplish all of the feats attributed to the Nazarene in the bible, and more. Most Christians are unaware that they are dealing with nefarious aliens [enemy Nordics also known as “angels” and another ET race known as the Greys], who put up a show every now and then to give credibility to the lie. With the New Age practitioners, many call upon angels for assistance and learn nothing. The same theme of human ignorance and powerlessness prevails. Satan/Lucifer is the True Creator God of, and the great liberator of humanity. He does not fear humans having spiritual power and knowledge because he is truthful and has nothing to hide.
Satan gives us the knowledge to become independent and free. He directs us to be masters of our own lives and destinies. Satan and his Demons are always there to help us when there are things we cannot yet handle.
Satan keeps his promises; he is consistent and loving with his own. Satan stands for freedom, strength, power, and justice. Satan shows us it is NOT OK for us to take abuse. He shows us that we are deserving of pleasure, happiness and a better life. He created us through genetic engineering, the same as scientists are now creating clones and working with genetics, but only on a much more advanced level.
Many people disregard so-called “occult” power, they do not take it seriously or are otherwise completely ignorant concerning it. The truth is, occult power has been in the hands of a few for centuries. Christianity has been their tool for removing this knowledge from the populace.
Following the removal of knowledge, a fictitious past was invented to keep people from knowing the truth. People who do not understand or are unfamiliar with these skills are at the mercy of those who have them and who are adept at using them. Thousands of years ago in Ancient Egypt, this power was well known and most of the populace knew how to use it. With the arrival of Judeo/Christianity and Islam, knowledge was systematically destroyed wherever it was found.
Cities, libraries, and any other sources of knowledge were destroyed in an attempt to annihilate all knowledge of the Original Gods [who are extraterrestrials] and the powers of the human soul. The Gods who interacted with, intermarried or befriended humanity were cursed and banished.
Humanity has been cut off from our True Creator God Satan and has devolved ever since. The abuse of children, animals, careless destruction and disregard for the environment, the earth, and other living creatures are some of the effects of spiritual degeneration. Thousands of years ago, long before the coming of Judeo/Christianity, humans lived side by side with the Gods in the era known as “The Golden Age.”
Satan is the Sumerian God known as “EA” or “ENKI.” He is a GOD, not an angel! He has been denigrated and slandered through the centuries with falsehoods and lies. Most people do not know Satan. They believe everything they are told about him without question. Fear is a powerful tool that has been used for centuries to keep humanity away from Satan.
Satan is the most brilliant and powerful of the Gods. He is symbolized by the Water Bearer of the sign of Aquarius, the 11th sign of the Zodiac. Aquarius is the sign of humanity, technology and genius. One of Satan’s numbers is 11.
Satan/Enki established the Ancient Egyptian Order of the Serpent, also known as “The Brotherhood of the Snake.” Through the millennia, the teachings have been corrupted and no longer resemble the original doctrines. This Order was to bring humanity godly knowledge and power and to complete the Great Work of transforming our souls. This knowledge has been kept in the hands of a few and abused to the detriment of us all under the direction of the enemy gods. People are told if they are given this power, they will abuse it. This is another lie created and spread by those who deliberately use these powers for nefarious ends under the direction of the enemy extraterrestrials masquerading as “Jehovah” and company. To reveal these well-kept secrets to the average person would assure that those in control would no longer retain their power.
The Gods are an extra-terrestrial humanoid race of beings. In the Christian bible, they are referred to as the “Nephilim.” These beings are very evolved, highly advanced, and immensely knowledgeable and powerful. They genetically modified their DNA, so they do not age.
In the Simon version of the Necronomicon [this book is based upon Mesopotamian/Sumerian mythology, even though classified as a work of fiction], the phrase: “When the Great Bear hangs low in the sky” refers to the constellation Ursa Major, part of the Big Dipper. When the planets align a certain way, it opens up a travel line for space travelers. People are always looking to the sky for when the Gods will return.
Humanity’s sole purpose was for use as slave laborers in the mines for the Nephilim. We were to be destroyed after the gold mining project was completed. Satan, along with many of the Nephilim fathered children with human mothers. These offspring were known as “Demi-Gods.”
Satan is incredibly strong, brilliant, and powerful. He refused to admit defeat. He lost a battle, but not the war. SATAN/LUCIFER STANDS FOR FREEDOM FROM TYRANNY! DOES SATAN REALLY EXIST?
Yes. He interacts with his Disciples and followers. Many of us have seen him, we have witnessed the so-called supernatural, and we have been given abilities way beyond that of the average person. When we ask, we get answers. Unlike other religions, where followers have to go searching for their gods, Satan/Lucifer comes to us. He lets us know of his presence.
Demons, as opposed to all of the Christian lies, are friends of humanity. Demons, who are the Original Gods, give us much individual attention and protection, once a strong and trusted relationship is established. When we are close to, and under the protection of Satan, he gives us good Demons to work with. Their Sigils contain very important designs of alchemical symbols related to the opening of the soul.
Satan is not “evil,” nor is Satan responsible for the multitude of illnesses, diseases, or anything else that afflicts humanity. These afflictions are due to the removal and destruction of ancient knowledge that was replaced with the Christianity programs.
Satanism stands for the balance of spirituality with technology. Without this balance, civilizations eventually collapse.
“Hell” is not a burning lake of fire. Hell is not inside the Earth, as some foolish Christians claim in order to frighten people. The Christian concept of Hell is very ludicrous. Some of us, who are close to Satan, have seen “Hell.” We all seem to have had the same experiences. Some places in Hell are dark and illuminated by a blue light, and in other places, there is daylight. One of Lucifer’s colors is blue and Demons often appear with a blue light. Blue is a very spiritual color. I saw people sitting around a table in a bar in Hell, playing cards. The room was smoke filled, these people, already being dead, could smoke to their hearts content. These people were in spirit form. Some visit the earth to help humans who are on the Left Hand Path. This is where Satan keeps his own people until we can reincarnate and evolve into godhead.
“Hell” and the “Lower world” are also allegories for the three lower chakras; “Hell” representing the base chakra. The reason for this is the fiery kundalini serpent lies coiled beneath the base chakra and when roused, it can be scorching hot.
As opposed to hysterical Christian claims, Satanism is not in any way about blood sacrifice. All kinds of murder and living blood sacrifices can be seen all throughout the Judeo/Christian bible. The serpent/snake, which symbolizes Satan, represents the kundalini at the base of the spine, also the DNA. The serpent represents life. When this force is activated, we are healed and enlightened.
Spiritual Satanism: Mankinds original Religion
The righteous person serves neither god nor his creatures ~
Meister Eckhart

## TEMPLE OF BEL (Baal-Zebub) ,PALMIRA

Temple of Bel, Palmyra

Temple of Bel – Palmyra, first and second centuries C.E.
(photo: ian.plumb, CC BY 2.0)
Location of Palmyra within Syria

### A noble city

Described as a noble city situated in a vast expanse of sand and renowned for its rich soil and pleasant streams, the ancient city of Palmyra was a stopping point for caravans traversing the Syrian Desert (Pliny the Elder Natural History 5.88.1). There is evidence that the site has been settled by people since the early second millennium B.C.E.

Known from ancient literary records—including Assyrian texts and the Hebrew Bible—Palmyra today is known as a unique and resplendent ruined city that preserves remarkable examples of monumental, hybrid architecture that blends the canon of Graeco-Roman architecture with Near Eastern elements.

### Brief history

Palmyra, originally known as Tadmor, became a prosperous city under the Seleucid kings and was eventually annexed to the Roman empire after 64 B.C.E. Under Tiberius (emperor from 14-37 C.E.) the city was incorporated into the Roman province of Syria and assumed the name Palmyra. The city received the patronage of several Roman emperors and experienced great prosperity. The city suffered under the rise of the Sassanid dynasty of Persia. After the brief, revolutionary rise of queen Zenobia, the city was sacked by the Roman emperor Aurelian in 272 C.E.

View of Palmyra ruins from the Qala’at Shirukh hill (photo: Varun Shiv Kapur, CC BY 2.0)

### A hybrid architecture

The monumental architectural remains of the city attest to its great prosperity during its heyday. Among the many surviving monuments of Palmyra is the remarkable temple of the Semitic god Bel or Baal (top of page). A discussion of its architectural features demonstrates both the plurality of artistic and architectural styles in the ancient Mediterranean, and the numerous cultures that frequently overlapped and inter-mixed there. Although an inscription attests to the temple’s dedication in 32 C.E., its completion was gradual with major architectural elements added over the course of the first and second centuries.

Plan of the site of Palmyra

Columns in the inner court of the temple of Bel
(photo: ian.plumb, CC BY 2.0)
The organization of the temple’s ground plan derive from the traditions of eastern ritual architecture, including independent shrines for distinct divinities and, notably, the bent-axis approach to the cult (i.e. the architecture requires the celebrant to enter the temple and turn 90 degrees in order to view the offering table and cult area). The architectural elements employed in the temple’s elevation however, derive from the Graeco-Roman canon, including the use of the Corinthian order as well as various architectural elements of that adorn the frieze course and roofline.In its outward appearance, the temple seems to derive from the canon of Hellenistic Greek architecture.

The temple itself sits within a bounded, architectural precinct measuring approximately 205 meters per side. This precinct, surrounded by a portico (a colonnaded entryway), encloses the temple of Bel as well as other cult buildings. The temple itself has a very deep foundation that supports a stepped platform. At the level of the stylobate (the platform atop the steps) the area measures 55 x 30 meters and the cella (the inner chamber of the temple that held the cult statue), stands over 14 meters in height and measures 39.45 x 13.86 meters.

The cella is designed according to the Near Eastern tradition of the bent-axis approach and incorporates two separate shrines (thalamoi). A ramp and central stair, with an off-center doorway, grants access to the cella. The columnar arrangement is pseduoperipteral (free-standing columns at the porch with engaged columns on the sides and back) and includes an arrangement of 8 x 15 (height = 15.81 meters) fluted, Corinthian columns. The cella also has exterior Ionic half-columns at each of its ends. Merlons (crenellations) crowded the roof and the ceilings were coffered. From masons’ marks and graffiti found on the site, it seems that there were craftspeople of various background, including Greeks and Romans alongside the Palmyrenes.

Palmyra’s divine triad: Baalshamin, with the Moon god Aglibol on his right and the Sun-god Yarhibol at left, discovered at Bir Wereb, near Palmyra, 60 cm high (Louvre, Paris) (photo:  Emmanuel PIERRE, CC BY-SA 3.0)

The temple is dedicated to a divine triad, Bel along with the moon god Aglibol and the sun god Yarhibol. This divine triad is innovative, with the secondary gods playing the role of Bel’s attendants.

Carved stone ceiling, cella, Sanctuary of Bel, Palmyra, Syria (photo: John Winder, CC BY-NC 2.0)

### Graeco-Roman + Near Eastern

Front view of triumphal (or monumental) arch at Palmyra, Syria (photo: Erik Hermans, CC BY 2.0)The Temple of Bel is one of the great architectural achievements of the Mediterranean world during the early first millennium. As an architectural product it draws on rich, canonical forms derived from both the Graeco-Roman and Near Eastern spheres and its technical aesthetics are of the first order. Along with temples such as that of Heliopolitan Zeus at Baalbek, the Palmyrene temple demonstrates the massive civic investment in monumental architecture.

Clearly Palmyra was prosperous, allowing its elites to invest heavily in elaborate architecture—all the same this civic investment was also central to the Mediterranean concept of urbanism where presentation architecture helped to define and advance the status of the city itself. The hybridity of the Temple of Bel further demonstrates that ancient Palmyra was a multi-cultural community and that while the cult and its function adhered to Semitic practice, the execution of the temple in the Graeco-Roman style spoke the architectural lingua franca of the expansive Roman empire.

Essay by Dr. Jeffrey A. Becker

Palmyra, UNESCO video

Palmyra on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Trade Routes between Europe and Asia during Antiquity on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Trade and Commercial Activity in the Byzantine and Early Islamic Middle East on the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History

Palmyra photo album on Flickr from the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

The Divine Triad at the Louvre

Palmyra, UNESCO World Heritage Site

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## DEATH,HELL & THE AFTERLIFE

Death, Hell & the Afterlife
Many people are understandably frightened in regards to “Hell” being a place of torture, eternal damnation, and fiery torment. Personally, since coming to Satan, I have had extensive experience both in working with human souls who have passed from this earth, and in seeing Satan’s Hell which is a safe place for the souls who are there.

In contrast to souls who go to the light when leaving their physical bodies through death; Satan is responsible and protective. He sends Demons to escort Satanic souls to Hell. This is to ensure these souls will be protected from the light, which is of the enemy. In addition to working with many different Demons, Satan has had me work with human spirits. Though their physical bodies are dead, they are very much alive and do not like being referred to as “dead.” I am talking those of importance in Hell. Most spirits who have resided in Hell, have reincarnated. Some are still there for specific reasons. I can tell you, Satan’s Hell is not some place of fire and brimstone, but a safe haven for souls who are of Satan.

There is another place- the Christian “Hell” where Christian believers who fall short, wind up. This is where the horror stories come from and angels have taken some unfortunate individuals on a personal tour of this, as they are human hating.

This place of torment is not of Satan, but is and was created by the Judeo/Christian “God.” Those who tie into Christian beliefs and energies are all vulnerable:

Matthew 25: 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels

The truth regarding the light seen by many in death and with near death experiences can be explained. The following quote taken from the Luciferian Liberation Front website article “Jesus of Borg” is quite accurate in many respects. Human souls are harvested by advanced extra-terrestrials for energy. These souls are “judged” according to how malleable they are. With any powers of the mind, energy must conform to the will of the operator in order for the working/s to be effective. Any resistance makes the soul unfit. Many believers who are deemed unfit are cast into torture and damnation.

Quote:
“When we dissect the cube of heaven we see that it is constructed like a living cell with its own system of energy circulation and metabolism. From all appearances, it is a giant solar battery/generator which allows the ONE mind of the collective G.O.D. to be able to feed off the life essences of the enslaved souls held within its “temple pillars” and redirect their energies according to the will of the ONE. When a human being dies, his life essence, spirit, or soul is scanned by the Soul Collectors who patrol the dimension between physical time/space and the finer dimension of subspace and these Collectors project an image before the just deceased soul of a life form that will be recognizable to the deceased, such as a relative or friend who had died before they had (a grandmother, religious figure, etc.). In this manner, the Soul Collector is able to get the newly deceased soul to lower his defenses. The Collector takes on the role of guide and attempts to lead the soul to the gates of the Holding Ship. In this Holding Ship, the spirit essence of the dead person is scanned again to determine its degree of purity of energy (its lack of resistant character traits) and its potential to provide nourishment to the collective mind of G.O.D. This potential is based on the degree that this spirit has been subdued through fear and dependence or how effective religious programming had been on this soul during its physical lifetime. Those spirits, which have little or no self-will and have been sufficiently programmed to serve G.O.D. during their lives will have the highest nourishment potential.”
End of Quote

This topic [understandably] has come up many times in all of the groups…the Christian concept of “Hell.” There have been cases of certain individuals who have seen horrors and such from near death experiences and related. Some of these people had ties to angels who showed them this sort of thing as well. This is of the Christian “God” and has nothing to do with Satan. Most tours of “Hell” such as in the story of “Dante’s Inferno” are guided by an angel.

Now, when I say “Christian God” this term is a collective label for the human hating entities out there who have been exploiting humanity, using their invented Christian religion as a tool. Long before photography was readily available and knowledge of extraterrestrials was made public, occultist Aleister Crowley drew a picture of “Jehovah” and the image was of a grey extra-terrestrial. The greys hate humanity.

Not to get into a rehash of what is already on the JoS website; my point in making this post is to reassure people regarding “Hell.” Knowing the truth is very important and when you open your mind through power meditation, you will see more and more truths. The enemy does have rotten places for human souls who fall into their traps. This has nothing to do with Satan. Things are backwards. Just as the Jews [who are of the enemy at the soul] accuse and blame Gentiles for everything THEY THEMSELVES DO, in order to create a distraction and diversion and to confuse, this bleeds over into a much larger area in the way of what Christianity does. Everything the Christians are and do, they blame upon Satan.

I have heard Christians [ad nauseum] go on and on about how “The Devil hates humanity” “was a murderer and a liar from the beginning” “is all about materialism” “works to prevent humanity from achieving everlasting life and immortality” the list of bullshit goes on and on and in reality, this all applies to Jehova, THEIR “God.” One only needs to look to all of the murders, the endless lies, and the genocide of Gentile nations in the Old Testament of the bible. In addition, the Nazarene WHICH IN REALITY WAS STOLEN FROM A CONCEPT, was invented into a fictitious Jewish character for the purpose of creating another distraction and deception so that the concept is devoid of its spiritual message so that anyone who follows this kike on the cross will never perform the magnum opus and achieve immortality. Christians keep compulsively parroting “Jesus loves you” when the real truth is “Jesus hates you!” “Jesus” hates humanity!

“Jesus” is nothing more than a subliminal tool for ushering in the Jewish messiah [if enough people believe in this “second coming” and put their psychic energies into it, the ruling kike needed to unite the Jews of the world will appear on the scene and enslave every Gentile under the most heinous and brutal conditions] and TO KEEP THE DELUDED FROM SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE, ADVANCING THEIR SOULS AND ACHIEVING EVERLASTING LIFE/IMMORTALITY. “Jesus” also serves as a distraction so that believers never meditate or do anything to advance their souls. The deluded believe “Jesus” will take care of everything and that “Jesus saves” when in truth, we all save our own souls, given we have the knowledge and that we apply it. Those who are denied this knowledge and do not meditate will die and be reincarnated over and over, damned into repeating the same mistakes and totally at the mercy of their destiny. Try running this by Christians. They keep parroting “The Devil deceives” when in truth, it is their own “God.” And, this so-called “God” of theirs is afraid of humanity obtaining knowledge and spiritual power? Is threatened by our physical nudity? “Loves” you so much he will damn you to a fiery pit to burn for all eternity? Hardly our creator. Everything the Christians accuse “The Devil” of is really their own “God.” This is their deception. “He deceiveth the masses.”

Now getting back to those near death experiences and such, Lilith told me something very enlightening. She told me that those who have had strong ties to Christianity in their past lives are very open to the enemy. Even if someone is non-religious, an atheist or an agnostic, if there is a strong essence of Christianity on that person’s soul from former lifetimes; it is an opening for the enemy to manipulate him/her in this lifetime. Note that those who have had frightening experiences run straight back to the enemy. The enemy will use the individual for an example into scaring others, and in many other ways.

Many of us have been with Satan for centuries of past lives. I asked her about myself and she replied to me “you have always rejected it” [Christianity]. Because of the systematic removal of spiritual knowledge, few of us are really open and aware to what is on our own soul and the souls of others. Regardless of where one’s soul was at in former lifetimes, when one performs the Dedication to Satan, this is very real and permanent. Christian sacraments such as baptism, confirmation, and such are false and non-binding. Satanic sacraments are real.

Some people have a harder time than others do in coming to Satan. For those of us who have been with him through all of our lifetimes, coming to Satan is like a duck coming to water, a bird flying free; it feels so perfect. There is nothing conflicting. Some of us [myself included], when first opening to Satan and studying Satanism, have felt a beautiful, comforting warm glow of energy surrounding us. People who have anxiety, more than likely have past life issues with Christianity and/or other false programs of the enemy. These need to be overcome and performing the dedication is the first step, as once one dedicates one’s soul to Satan, this is permanent.

Close associations with the enemy in past lives, such as one being a devout Christian [this can even be worse if the past lives were many], has made one’s soul very open to the influences of the enemy; holes so to speak. The enemy then uses certain individuals for their own nefarious purposes. Some people have a more difficult time in coming to Satan than others, but those who have found the truth and who are sincere, can overcome any obstacles. Key indications that one was with Satan in past lives are a very strong desire to be with him again, a higher than average interest in the occult, witchcraft and the powers of the mind and soul, and a very positive feeling when studying true Satanism, and in knowing Satan. Many of us have powers and knowledge that have come from past lives.

I have learned much about the soul, as I have had the privilege of working directly with a few human spirits who are of major importance to Satan. They do not like to be called “dead.” They are very much alive, alert, and aware, with their same personalities, character traits, likes, dislikes, emotions, and everything else they were in their physical lives here. The only thing is they do not have a physical body yet. Reincarnation is not the only way one can obtain a physical body. Most people reincarnate because those souls who are without a body do not eat, they do not sleep, and basically, they stagnate. It is very boring for them. The soul can enter the body of a living being, [as the one I have been working with does with me], and enjoy physical pleasures such as eating, touching different things, and anything else physical. The soul by itself is also able to feel sexual orgasm. Sexual orgasm is not only physical, but is also spiritual, as when orgasm occurs, the chakras open, and this is one of the main reasons the Christian churches are and always have been against sexual pleasure, it is a spiritual thing, not physical, that they are against, as they work to destroy all spirituality.

Also, one does not obtain power through or after one’s physical death. We take ourselves with us, our personalities, our abilities and one’s spiritual power. Hell is dimly lit, from what I have seen of it. Lilith told me this is for two reasons; one being to protect the souls who are there and for another, light is power. Satan’s side has been deprived of power. They lost a battle, though, not the war.

The experiences in death are highly individual. People who are vulnerable to the enemy, as I wrote of in the above, are at the mercy of the enemy. All of this has to do with past and present lives. There are others who for whatever reason, often an important issue, refuse to move on and remain as ghosts and stay here on earth. As I wrote of before in a sermon on ghosts, there are often serous unresolved issues such as one being murdered and others not knowing, one’s corpse not being properly buried and such, as it matters to the individual. Others just go to the astral. Much has to do with one’s spiritual beliefs if any, as one ties into corresponding energies. Satan protects those who are dedicated. The goal of Spiritual Satanism is physical and spiritual perfection and immortality, so you don’t have to die and reincarnate, and forget everything you learned in this life all over again.

Satan takes care of his own. I asked a VIP human spirit of whom I have been working with, what happened when he died [after he fell to the floor following his swallowing of a cyanide capsule]. He told me four of our Gods showed up, took his astral hand, lifted him from his body and took him to Hell where others he knew who had passed on were already there and where he has been secure, safe, and very protected. Another VIP spirit who also swallowed cyanide was escorted this way. The VIP spirits have been segregated, as they are given extra protection.

A woman that a family member of mine worked with related her fears, years ago, concerning her husband seeing Demons on his deathbed. These were the messenger Demons; the gargoyle types and he was frightened. Again, at some point in a past life, his soul was of Satan, and Satan took responsibility for him. These Demons are there for the protection of Satanic souls to ensure they are not abducted by the enemy, by going to the light.

An essence is like a trace of energy left behind as with a violent death, so-called “haunted houses” and that sort of thing. An essence is just energy. An essence does not have a personality, emotions, or awareness.

I have seen Jew lying filth teachings that those who have passed on are “empty shells.” Nothing could be further from the truth. Thanks to this sort of thing and the Christian churches, which are their major tool, many of those who have passed on are forgotten by their families, and survivors; due to spiritual knowledge being systematically removed. Survivors visit the empty corpse at the gravesites and don’t know how to contact and communicate with their loved ones on the other side who haven’t reincarnated yet. The physical body is dead, but the soul lives on and is not dead in any way.

As for endless questions concerning suicide, suicide should be a totally last resort, as many problems can be overcome through meditation and directing one’s energies. There are certain cases where suicide is the only answer, such as facing torture or worse, where there is NO other way out possible. The Powers of Hell want us to live. The enemy tries to get people to commit suicide.

The experiences in the above article are not just my own, but of other dedicated Satanists who have also confirmed their own experiences regarding Hell and working with those who have passed on and are now in spirit form.

• SATAN NEVER MURDERED ANYONE
• SATAN NEVER LIED TO ANYONE
• SATAN ACCEPTS YOU AS YOU ARE, AND DOES NOT HATE HUMAN NATURE
• SATAN RULES OVER WHAT IS CALLED ‘THE OCCULT’ WHICH IS COMPLETELY SPIRITUAL
• SATAN GIVES US KNOWLEDGE AND DOES NOT FEAR HUMAN SPIRITUAL ADVANCEMENT
• SATAN DOES NOT FEAR HUMANITY

# Back to the Face on Mars

While Scientific American has probably in mind future astronauts, the new discoveries have important implications for the presence on Mars of “ancient astronauts,” and have a bearing on the issue of the famed (and controversial) Face on Mars.

In his various volumes of The Earth Chronicles series, Zecharia Sitchin has provided ancient evidence, both texts on clay tablets and illustrations from cylinder seals, showing that Mars served as a way station for the Anunnaki “gods” in their space travels from Nibiru to Earth. (See also the article “Was the ‘Face’ depicted 4,500 years ago?” on this website).

In The Lost Book of Enki (2004) Zecharia wrote in regard to the Face on Mars that it marked the burial place of an Anunnaki leader named Alalu – that a great rock, fashioned in the image of his face wearing an astronaut’s helmet, covered a cave in which the dead Anunnaki leader was laid to rest.

The existence on Mars of large caves (‘caverns’) topped by shaped rock structures – now revealed by NASA’s new discoveries – was thus actually written about first in Zecharia’s The Lost Book of Enki three years earlier.

Z. Sitchin 2007

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 © Z. Sitchin Reprinted with permission.

## THE EGYPTIAN PYRAMIDS

The Egyptian Pyramids
To this day, atheistic scholars and scientists are at a loss to explain the megalithic structures and extremely advanced civilizations that existed in ancient times. These structures still stand today after thousands of years.

After the flood, much of the landscape was eroded. A landing base was needed for the Gods and the twin pyramids at Giza in Egypt were built to replicate the twin peaks of Mount Ararat.¹ Measurements were taken from the skies. The Gods also used the Pyramids to do ritual work, for magickal ceremonies and initiation rites.²

There are 365.24 cubits in the pyramid’s base. This corresponds exactly to the solar year. The sum of the base diagonals gives an approximation of the number of years in a total precession of the equinoxes. [Just short of 26,000]. The pyramid’s apex corresponds to the North Pole, the perimeter is equivalent to the equator, and its four plane surfaces accurately represent the four quadrants of the hemisphere. These measurements parallel the ley lines and magnetic fields of the Earth.

The exteriors of the great pyramids were originally covered with limestone and they shone in the Sun. The limestone has been picked off over the centuries. The Gods placed crystals inside of the pyramids. The power of the crystals produced a beam that reflected up to the sky. To this day, the electrical current at the apex of the pyramids is so powerful it has knocked men unconscious. The pyramids also reverberated from the inside to serve as a landing guide. The Gods called them the “lofty houses of eternity.”³

The pyramids were built in the Age of Leo, according to what was written by the Gods. This is the reason for the Sphinx, which has the body of a lion. The face on the Sphinx was originally that of the Egyptian God Thoth. Due to rivalry between brothers Thoth and Marduk/Amon Ra, the face was eventually changed to that of Amon Ra.4

Satan/Enki was given the “Lower World.” These were the lands beneath the equator. This included all of Egypt, though Egypt is north of the equator.5

In 1904, Aleister Crowley spent the night in one of the Pyramids. He claimed a purple light lit up the entire area inside of the pyramid. Archeologists and Egyptologists who have explored the Pyramids are at a loss to explain the absence of torch marks at a time when they believed electricity and other means of light were not yet invented. Napoleon, in the year 1798 entered one of the Pyramids. When he came back out, he was pale faced and in awe. He would never reveal what he saw as he claimed no one would ever believe him.

References:

¹ The Lost Book of Enki: Memoirs and Prophesies of an Extra-Terrestrial God by Zecharia Sitchin

² The Ancient Secret of the Flower of Life by Drunvalo Melchezedek [These two volume books are very right hand path, but contain useful information if one can read past the Christian biased garbage].

³ The Lost Book of Enki

4Ibid.

5Ibid.

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# Akhenaten

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published on 17 April 2014

Akhenaten (r. 1353-1336 BCE) was a pharaoh of Egypt of the 18th Dynasty. He is also known as Akhenaton’ or Ikhnaton’ and also Khuenaten’, all of which are translated to mean successful for’ or of great use to’ the god Aten. Akhenaten chose this name for himself after his conversion to the cult of Aten. Prior to this conversion, he was known as Amenhotep IV (or Amenophis IV). He was the son of Amenhotep III and his wife Tiye, husband of Queen Nefertiti, and father of both Tutankhamun (by a lesser wife named Lady Kiya) and Tutankhamun’s wife Ankhsenamun (by Nefertiti). His reign as Amenhotep IV lasted five years during which he followed the policies of his father and the religious traditions of Egypt. However, in the fifth year, he underwent a dramatic religious transformation, changed his devotion from the cult of Amun to that of Aten, and, for the next twelve years, became famous (or infamous) as the heretic king’ who abolished the traditional religious rites of Egypt and instituted the first known monotheistic state religion in the world and, according to some, monotheism itself. His reign is known as The Amarna Period because he moved the capital of Egypt from the traditional site at Thebes to the city he founded, Akhetaten, which came to be known as Amarna. The Amarna Period is the most controversial era in Egyptian history and has been studied, debated, and written about more than any other.

### Amenhotep IV Becomes Akhenaten

Amenhotep IV may have been co-regent with his father, Amenhotep III, and it has been noted that the sun-disk known as the Aten’ is displayed on a number of inscriptions from this period. The Aten was not new to the rule of Akhenaten and, prior to his conversion, was simply another cult among the many in ancient Egypt. It should be noted that cult’ did not have the same meaning in this regard as it does in the present day. There was absolutely nothing negative in the designation of a community of worshippers being known as a cult’ in ancient Egypt. It carried the same meaning then as a member of the Christian community today being designated a Baptist, a Lutheran, a Presbyterian, or Catholic or Eastern Orthodox. The gods and practices of the various cults all represented the same end: eternal harmony and balance.

Akhenaten’s religious reforms may have been the first ever instance of monotheism.

Amenhotep III ruled over a land whose priesthood, centered on the god Amun, had been steadily growing in power for centuries. By the time Amenhotep IV came to power, the priests of Amun were on almost equal standing with the royal house in wealth and influence. The historian Lewis Spence writes, “With the exception of Ra and Osiris, the worship of Amun was more widespread than that of any other god in the Nile Valley; but the circumstances behind the growth of his cult certainly point to its having been disseminated by political rather than religious propaganda” (137). By the time of Amenhotep IV, the Cult of Amun owned more land than the king. In the 5th year of his reign, Amenhotep IV outlawed the old religion and proclaimed himself the living incarnation of a single, all-powerful, deity known as Aten and, by the 9th year, he had closed all the temples and suppressed religious practices. The historian Barbara Watterson writes:

By the ninth year of his reign, Akhenaten had proscribed the old gods of Egypt, and ordered their temples to be closed, a very serious matter, for these institutions played an important part in the economic and social life of the country. Religious persecution was new to the Egyptians, who had always worshipped many deities and were ever ready to add new gods to the pantheon. Atenism, however, was a very exclusive religion confined to the royal family, with the king as the only mediator between man and god (111-112).

Amenhotep moved his seat of power from the traditional palace at Thebes to one he built at the city he founded, Akhetaten, changed his name to Akhenaten, and continued the religious reforms which resulted in his being despised as the heretic king’ by some later writers while admired as a champion of monotheism by others.

### Akhenaten’s Monotheism

Some historians have praised Akhenaten’s reforms as the first instance of monotheism and the benefits of monotheistic belief; but these reforms were not at all beneficial to the people of Egypt at the time. The historian Durant, for example, writes that Akhenaten’s reforms were “the first out-standing expression of monotheism – seven hundred years before Isaiah [of the Bible] and an astounding advance upon the old tribal deities” (210). Those old tribal deities’ of Egypt, however, had encouraged peace, harmony, and the development of one of the greatest ancient cultures the world has ever known. The polytheism of the ancient Egyptians encouraged a world view where peace and balance were emphasized and religious tolerance was not considered an issue; there is not even a word directly corresponding to the concept of religious tolerance’ in the ancient Egyptian texts. A hallmark of any monotheistic belief system, however, is that it encourages the belief that, in order for it to be right, other systems must necessarily be wrong; and this insistence on being the sole administrator of ultimate truth leads to intolerance of other beliefs and their suppression; this is precisely what happened in Egypt. The names of the god Amun and the other gods were chiseled from monuments throughout Egypt, the temples were closed, and the old practices outlawed. The Egyptologist Zahi Hawass writes:

Dating to this point in Akhenaten’s reign was a campaign to excise the name of gods other than the Aten, especially Amun, from the monuments of Egypt. This was done with violence: hieroglyphs were brutally hacked from the walls of temples and tombs. This was probably carried out, at least in part, by illiterate iconoclasts, presumably following the orders of their king. [Akhenaten] carried out a religious revolution the like of which had never been seen before in Egypt. His reign represents a significant departure from religious, artistic, and political norms (42-43).

Priests of Amun who had the time and resources hid statuary and texts from the palace guards sent to destroy them and then abandoned their temple complexes. Akhenaten ordained new priests, or simply forced priests of Amun into the service of his new monotheism, and proclaimed himself and his queen gods.

### Neglecting Egypt’s Allies

The pharaoh as a servant of the gods, and identified with a certain god (usually Osiris), was common practice in ancient Egypt but no one before Akhenaten had proclaimed himself an actual god incarnate. One of the many unfortunate results of Akhenaten’s religious reforms was a neglect of foreign policy. From documents and letters of the time it is known that other nations, formerly allies, wrote numerous times asking Egypt for help in various affairs and that most of these requests were ignored by the deified king. Egypt was a wealthy and prosperous nation at the time and had been steadily growing in power since before the reign of Queen Hatshepsut (1479-1458 BCE). Hatshepsut and her successors, such as Tuthmosis III, employed a balanced approach of diplomacy and military action in dealing with foreign nations; Akhenaten chose simply to largely ignore what happened beyond the borders of Egypt and, it seems, most things outside of his palace at Akhetaten. Watterson notes that Ribaddi (Rib-Hadda), king of Byblos, who was one of Egypt’s most loyal allies, sent over fifty letters to Akhenaten asking for help in fighting off Abdiashirta (also known as Aziru) of Amor (Amurru) but these all went unanswered and Byblos was lost to Egypt (112). Tushratta, the king of Mitanni, who had also been a close ally of Egypt, complained that Amenhotep III had sent him statues of gold while Akhenaten only sent gold-plated statues.

### The Amarna Letters

The Amarna Letters, (correspondence found in the city of Amarna between the kings of Egypt and those of foreign nations) which provide evidence of Akhenaten’s negligence, also show him to have a keen sense of foreign policy when the situation interested him. He strongly rebuked Abdiashirta for his actions against Ribaddi and for his friendship with the Hittites who were then Egypt’s enemy. This no doubt had more to do with his desire to keep friendly the buffer states between Egypt and the Land of the Hatti (Canaan and Syria, for example, which were under Abdiashirta’s influence) than any sense of justice for the death of Ribaddi and the taking of Byblos. There is no doubt that his attention to this problem served the interests of the state but, as other similar issues were ignored, it seems that he only chose those situations which interested him personally. Akhenaten had Abdiashirta brought to Egypt and imprisoned for a year until Hittite advances in the north compelled his release but there seems a marked difference between his letters dealing with this situation and other king’s correspondence on similar matters.

While there are, then, examples of Akhenaten looking after state affairs, there are more which substantiate the claim of his disregard for anything other than his religious reforms and life in the palace. It should be noted, however, that this is a point hotly debated among scholars in the modern day, as is the whole of the so-called Amarna Period of Akhenaten’s rule. Regarding this, Hawass writes, “More has been written on this period in Egyptian history than any other and scholars have been known to come to blows, or at least to major episodes of impoliteness, over their conflicting opinions” (35). The preponderance of the evidence, both from the Amarna letters and from Tutankhamun’s later decree, as well as archaeological indications, strongly suggests that Akhenaten was a very poor ruler as far as his subjects and vassal states were concerned and his reign, in the words of Hawass, was “an inward-focused regime that had lost interest in its foreign policy” (45).

Any evidence that Akhenaten involved himself in matters outside of his city at Akhetaten always comes back to self-interest rather than state-interest. Hawass writes:

Akhenaten did not, however, abandon the rest of the country and retire exclusively to Akhetaten. When he laid out his city, he also commanded that a series of boundary stelae be carved in the cliffs surrounding the site. Among other things, these state that if he were to die outside of his home city, his body should be brought back and buried in the tomb that was being prepared for him in the eastern cliffs. There is evidence that, as Amenhotep IV, he carried out building projects in Nubia, and there were temples to the Aten in Memphis and Heliopolis, and possibly elsewhere as well (45).

### Akhetaten & Amarna Art

Life in his palace at Akhetaten seems to have been his primary concern. The city was built on virgin land in the middle of Egypt facing towards the east and precisely positioned to direct the rays of the morning sun toward temples and doorways. The city was:

Laid out parallel to the river, its boundaries marked by stelae carved into the cliffs ringing the site. The king himself took responsibility for its cosmologically significant master plan. In the center of his city, the king built a formal reception palace where he could meet officials and foreign dignitaries. The palaces in which he and his family lived were to the north and a road led from the royal dwelling to the reception palace. Each day, Akhenaten and Nefertiti processed in their chariots from one end of the city to the other, mirroring the journey of the sun across the sky. In this, as in many other aspects of their lives that have come to us through art and texts, Akhenaten and Nefertiti were seen, or at least saw themselves, as deities in their own right. It was only through them that the Aten could be worshipped: they were both priests and gods (Hawass, 39).

The art Hawass references is another important deviation of the Amarna Period from earlier and later Egyptian eras. Unlike the images from other dynasties of Egyptian history, the art from the Amarna Period depicts the royal family with elongated necks and arms and spindly legs. Scholars have theorized that perhaps the king “suffered from a genetic disorder called Marfan’s syndrome” (Hawass, 36) which would account for these depictions of him and his family as so lean and seemingly oddly-proportioned. A much more likely reason for this style of art, however, is the king’s religious beliefs. The Aten was seen as the one true god who presided over all and infused all living things. It was envisioned as a sun disk whose rays ended in hands touching and caressing those on earth. Perhaps, then, the elongation of the figures in these images was meant to show human transformation when touched by the power of the Aten. The famous Stele of Akhenaten, depicting the royal family, shows the rays of the Aten touching them all and each of them, even Nefertiti, depicted with the same elongation as the king. To consider these images as realistic depictions of the royal family, afflicted with some disorder, seems to be a mistake in that there would be no reason for Nefertiti to share in the king’s supposed disorder. The depiction, then, could illustrate Akhenaten and Nefertiti as those who had been transformed to god-like status by their devotion to the Aten to such an extent that their faith is seen even in their children.

The other aspect of Amarna Period art which differentiates it from earlier and later periods is the intimacy of the images, best exemplified in the Stele of Akhenaten showing the family enjoying each other’s company in a private moment. Images of pharaohs before and after this period depict the ruler as a solitary figure engaged in hunting or battle or standing in the company of a god or his queen in dignity and honor. This can also be explained as stemming from Akhenaten’s religious beliefs in that the Aten, not the pharaoh, was the most important consideration (as in the Stele of Akhenaten, it is the Aten disk, not the family, which is the center of the composition) and, under the influence of the Aten’s love and grace, the pharaoh and his family thrives.

### Akhenaten’s Monotheism & Legacy

This image of the Aten as an all-powerful, all-loving, deity, supreme creator and sustainer of the universe, is thought to have had a potent influence on the later development of monotheistic religious faith. Whether Akhenaten was motivated by a political agenda to suppress the power of the Cult of Amun or if he experienced a true religious revelation, he was the first on record to envision a single, supreme deity who cared for the individual lives and fates of human beings. Sigmund Freud, in his 1939 work Moses and Monotheism, argues that Moses was an Egyptian who had been an adherent of the Cult of Aten and was driven from Egypt following Akhenaten’s death and the return to the old religious paradigm. Freud quotes from James Henry Breasted, the noted archaeologist, that:

It is important to notice that his name, Moses, was Egyptian. It is simply the Egyptian word mose’ meaning child’, and is an abridgement of a fuller form of such names as Amen-mose’ meaning Amon-a-child’ or Ptah-mose’ meaning Ptah-a-child’…and the name Mose, child’, is not uncommon on the Egyptian monuments (5).

Freud recognizes that the Cult of Aten existed long before Akhenaten raised it to prominence but points out that Akhenaten added a component unknown previously in religious belief: “He added the something new that turned into monotheism, the doctrine of a universal god: the quality of exclusiveness” (24). The Greek philosopher Xenophanes would later experience a similar vision that the many gods of the Greek city-states were vain imaginings and there was only one true god and, though he shared this vision through his poetry, he never established the belief as a revolutionary new way of understanding oneself and the universe. Whether one regards Akhenaten as a hero or villain in Egypt’s history, his elevation of the Aten to supremacy changed not only that nation’s history, but the course of world civilization.

To those who came after him in Egypt, however, he was the heretic king’ and the enemy’ whose memory needed to be eradicated. His son, Tutankhamun (reigned 1336-1327 BCE) was given the name Tutankhaten at birth but changed his name upon ascending the throne to reflect his rejection of Atenism and his return of the country to the ways of Amun and the old gods. Tutankhamun’s successors Ay (1327-1323 BCE) and, especially, Horemheb (c. 1320-1292 BCE) tore down the temples and monuments built by Akhenaten to honor his god and had his name, and the names of his immediate successors, stricken from the record. In fact, Akhenaten was unknown in Egyptian history until the discovery of Amarna in the 19th century CE. Horemheb’s inscriptions listed him as the successor to Amenhoptep III and made no mention of the rulers of the Amarna Period. Akhenaten’s tomb was uncovered by the great archaeologist Flinders Petrie in 1907 CE and Tutankhamun’s tomb, more famously, by Howard Carter in 1922 CE. Interest in Tutankhamun spread to the family of the golden king’ and so attention was brought to bear again on Akhenaten after almost 4,000 years. His legacy of monotheism, however, if Freud and others are correct, was a part of the world’s culture since he instituted what remains a potent aspect of daily life in the present day.

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