Before I go on with the article, I would like share with you guys as to what really pulled my head in this direction. As a child, I was always mystified with Magic, but as I grew old; I realized over half of the magicians faked it on stage. One way or the other they created illusions for the entertainment of the audience & as I grew more mature over the passage of time, I kept on asking myself; were all Magicians FAKE? What about those individuals who really were Magicians, such as David Copperfield? & Is Magic inter-related with Satanism & Occultism? If so, then how well are they both connected to one another? So here I am writing another blog & trying to study another mystery.
Occultism, Satanism & Magic
Before I can carry on any further, it is of utmost importance that we should know the difference between the these three terms.i.e Occultism, Satanism & Magic. Do they all have the same meaning or is there a slight difference between them?
According to an online based dictionary, Word Web (v.6.6); the term Occultism means, “A belief in supernatural powers and the possibility of bringing them under human control”
Where as, Satanism means, “A belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)”
Now I am sure most of you guys would already have an insight as to what Magic really is? But as for those, who are not aware, let us see what the Dictionary has to say about it?
“Any art that invokes supernatural powers is Magic.”
From the above definitions, it is clear that all of these terms are slightly different from one & other yet they all point towards the same thing. So I guess the questions that can be asked here are, can supernatural powers be brought under human control? If Yes, then does it have a cost that we humans have to pay? How to control such powers? Is Satanism to be considered as a religion? Why do people practice Satanism? Are there any famous people who are to be considered as one of the followers?
“A belief in supernatural powers and the possibility of bringing them under human control”
It is of common knowledge that King Solomon being a human being had subdued various powers under his control. He had his army ranks made up of Men, Animals & supernatural beings known as Jinns. What are Jinns? According to Islamic Teachings, Jinns are beings made of fire & like human beings they have a free will of their own & have their own families. They live & die & among them are both Good Ones & Mischief Mongers as well. The problem makers are known as Demons in English & sometimes may be referred to as Ifrit/Ifreet in Arabic, referring to the ones residing in Deserts.
Now some of you may argue that since King Solomon was one of the Prophets of Allah, he had this miraculous powers, indeed such an argument would be a valid one & yes he was granted such powers from Lord Al-mighty Himself. So the question here arises, can we take the example of an ordinary person? Answer to this is an affirmative.
Occultism & Exorcism
If we travel across the globe, we can see various examples especially in the Sub-continent, which comprises of the following three countries:
In all of these above mentioned countries, cases of exorcism are common. In case if some of you don’t know what Exorcism is, it is a technique or a practice to get rid of the evil spirit that has possessed an individual. Now where is occultism in Exorcism?, in the above mentioned countries, many people known by their professions, such Amil Bengali, Peers, Maulvis & Alims, Pandits, Pastors & Priests, etc. All of these respective individuals know the art of controlling a Jinn.
How do they do it?
Supernatural powers are to be fought with supernatural powers & therefore in order to get rid of the Evil ones, you need to control a good one. Someone of immense strength, that could go into war with the Evil one. This type is known as a Muwakkil. Muwakkil is the type of Jinn that is on the good side. Now often it happens in certain cases of exorcism, multiple demons control the person & they are all backed by one & other so that in order to give a tough time to the Muwakkil. Therefore, often the Exorcist (the one who cleanses someone of the evil spirit) has in his possession a powerful Muwakkil.
Should One Possess a Jinn?
The Answer is NO! As mentioned above, Jinns are free beings, & we as humans have absolutely no right to keep them as pets. Although, there are many people who have these supernatural beings at their disposal & use them for their personal gains, such people will only thrive in this World Only, because Evil has no Reward in the Hereafter.
Why do Jinns possess humans?
They don’t do it of their own free will, they are in general compelled by their masters to do Evil things, of course there may be some that might do so of their own free will but in majority of the cases their masters compel them to do their bidding or face consequences.
So Why Can’t We See One?
We can’t, the reason being for this is that either our eyes are not quite capable of seeing one in their true form. i.e. fire like form, or they themselves do not want to be seen. Although many Jinns are shape shifters, they may be among us in the forms of a street cat, or perhaps as an ordinary human being, but then again whether to be seen or not, it is their own choice.
Where do they live?
In more than 80% of the cases, they live somewhere far away from human beings, that is either a Desert, Jungle, Forest, Riverbed side, etc. they prefer uninhabited places. One such place is the Wadi – e – Jinn (Valley of Jinn) aka Wadi e Baza (Valley of Baza), located near Medina in Saudi Arabia. It is said that The Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) granted these beings respite & a place to live, where they shall be free from human beings & live as they will among their own community.
Translation of Commentary:
The man is speaking Urdu language & says that car is in neutral gear & he hasn’t even pressed accelerator (Race) & yet the car is moving on its own & the Jinns are pushing it.
Below is another video of the same location. In which the Person is explaining about the Phenomenon of the Valley.
Now Coming Back to the Topic, the inter-relation of Satanism, Occultism & Magic. Lets view the definition first.
“A belief in and reverence for devils (especially Satan)”
Now the question is Who is this Satan, on whom this so-called religion is based upon. Satan or Shaitan in Arabic, also goes by many names such as Lucifer, The Devil, The Fallen Angel & Iblees.
According to Islam, Iblees was once the head of Angels & upon the creation of Man (Adam) Allah ordered the angels to bow down in prostration. All abided by except (Iblees). He refused to bow & exclaimed that why should I bow down in front of someone who is created of Clay (Teen) & while I am created of Fire (Naar). I am a superior being to him. This arrogance led to his expulsion from Heaven & he was termed as Shaitan Al Rajeem (Satan the Cursed One).
Note: Who ever follows Satanic Principals or Evil practices is considered practicing Satanism & thus is a Satanist.
Albert Pike & Summoning of The Devil ~ Myth
If we trace down time & go back through the pages of history, one name keeps reoccurring with reference to the Summoning of The Devil & that is Alber Pike.
Albert Pike was born on December 29, 1809, in Boston, and was the oldest of six children born to Benjamin and Sarah Andrews Pike. He studied at Harvard, and later served as a Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army. After the Civil War, Pike was found guilty of treason and jailed, only to be pardoned by fellow Freemason President Andrew Johnson on April 22, 1866, who met with him the next day at the White House. On June 20, 1867, Scottish Rite officials conferred upon Johnson the 4th to 32nd Freemasonry degrees, and he later went to Boston to dedicate a Masonic Temple.
Pike was said to be a genius, able to read and write in 16 different languages. In addition, he is widely accused of plagiarism, so take with a pinch of salt. At various stages of his life he was a poet, philosopher, frontiersman, soldier, humanitarian and philanthropist. A 33rd degree Mason, he was one of the founding fathers, and head of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, being the Grand Commander of North American Freemasonry from 1859 and retained that position until his death in 1891. In 1869, he was a top leader in the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
Pike was said to be a Satanist, who indulged in the occult, and he apparently possessed a bracelet which he used to summon Lucifer, with whom he had constant communication. He was the Grand Master of a Luciferian group known as the Order of the Palladium (or Sovereign Council of Wisdom), which had been founded in Paris in 1737. Palladism had been brought to Greece from Egypt by Pythagoras in the fifth century, and it was this cult of Satan that was introduced to the inner circle of the Masonic lodges. It was aligned with the Palladium of the Templars. In 1801, Issac Long, a Jew, brought a statue of Baphomet (Satan) to Charleston, South Carolina, where he helped to establish the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Long apparently chose Charleston because it was geographically located on the 33rd parallel of latitude (incidentally, so is Baghdad), and this council is considered to be the Mother Supreme Council of all Masonic Lodges of the World.
Pike was Long’s successor, and he changed the name of the Order to the New and Reformed Palladian Rite (or Reformed Palladium). The Order contained two degrees:
Adelph (or Brother), and
Companion of Ulysses (or Companion of Penelope).
Pike’s right-hand man was Phileas Walder, from Switzerland, who was a former Lutheran minister, a Masonic leader, occultist, and spiritualist. Pike also worked closely with Giusseppe Mazzini of Italy (1805-1872) who was a 33rd degree Mason, who became head of the Illuminati in 1834, and who founded the Mafia in 1860. Together with Mazzini, Lord Henry Palmerston of England (1784-1865, 33rd degree Mason), and Otto von Bismarck from Germany (1815-1898, 33rd degree Mason), Albert Pike intended to use the Palladian Rite to create a Satanic umbrella group that would tie all Masonic groups together.
Albert Pike died on April 2, 1891, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, although the corpse of Pike currently lies in the headquarters of the Council of the 33rd degree of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Washington, D.C. (see The Deadly Deception, by Jim Shaw – former 33rd degree Mason and Past Master of all Scottish Rite bodies.)
It is a commonly believed fallacy that for a short time, the Pike letter to Mazzini was on display in the British Museum Library in London, and it was copied by William Guy Carr, former Intelligence Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy. The British Library has confirmed in writing to me that such a document has never been in their possession. Furthermore, in Carr’s book, Satan, Prince of this World, Carr includes the following footnote:
“The Keeper of Manuscripts recently informed the author that this letter is NOT catalogued in the British Museum Library. It seems strange that a man of Cardinal Rodriguez’s knowledge should have said that it WAS in 1925”.
It appears that Carr learned about this letter from Cardinal Caro y Rodriguez of Santiago, Chile, who wrote The Mystery of Freemasonry Unveiled.
To date, no conclusive proof exists to show that this letter was ever written. Nevertheless, the letter is widely quoted and the topic of much discussion.
Following are apparently extracts of the letter, showing how Three World Wars have been planned for many generations.
“The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused by the “agentur” (agents) of the Illuminati between the British and Germanic Empires will be used to foment this war. At the end of the war, Communism will be built and used in order to destroy the other governments and in order to weaken the religions.” 2
Students of history will recognize that the political alliances of England on one side and Germany on the other, forged between 1871 and 1898 by Otto von Bismarck, co-conspirator of Albert Pike, were instrumental in bringing about the First World War.
“The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. During the Second World War, International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm.” 3
After this Second World War, Communism was made strong enough to begin taking over weaker governments. In 1945, at the Potsdam Conference between Truman, Churchill, and Stalin, a large portion of Europe was simply handed over to Russia, and on the other side of the world, the aftermath of the war with Japan helped to sweep the tide of Communism into China.
(Readers who argue that the terms Nazism and Zionism were not known in 1871 should remember that the Illuminati invented both these movements. In addition, Communism as an ideology, and as a coined phrase, originates in France during the Revolution. In 1785, Restif coined the phrase four years before revolution broke out. Restif and Babeuf, in turn, were influenced by Rousseau – as was the most famous conspirator of them all, Adam Weishaupt.)
“The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.” 4
Since the terrorist attacks of Sept 11, 2001, world events, and in particular in the Middle East, show a growing unrest and instability between Modern Zionism and the Arabic World. This is completely in line with the call for a Third World War to be fought between the two, and their allies on both sides. This Third World War is still to come, and recent events show us that it is not far off.
Well my opinion is purely based on logic, if someone can summon & capture & control a demon, then why can’t the Devil be summoned at will? Although controlling the Devil is a debatable issue. Being one of the Creations of Fire (Jinns) . He should be controllable, but from Albert Pikes experience, assuming that if he indeed sought his guidance, then in that case, clearly controlling the Head of Demons is something out of human powers.
Now in case you guys are wondering if are there any famous satanists still existing in the present era? Answer is yes, but who are they? No one knows for sure. Although I searched a lot in hope that may be I’d come across a website with good reasoning as to why those individuals are termed or listed as Satanists, I came across this picture as well & I kept wondering, why in the world is George Washington Posing as the Baphomet? It creeped me out, just to imagine that the first president of United States of America being one of the Satanists. Never the less I continued my search & I came across the following link, which gives arguable reasoning about these individuals as to why they should be one of the Satanists? The link is as follows:
Apart from that my search also led me to cross roads with the famous Nostradamus & again I wondered whether he too were a Satanist or not? The answer is Yes, he too tried to seek the guidance of the supernatural beings. For further details on Nostradamus, you may view the following link:
Magic & Magicians
So now that we have had a broader view of as to what Occultism & Satanism is? & Apart from that viewing what a Jinn is from an Islamic point of view. Let us Analyse & see what is Magic & who a Magician is?
“Any art that invokes supernatural powers is Magic.”
So basically, what Albert Pike & Nostradamus conducted was purely an art of Magic. They invoked supernatural powers & tried seek guidance from those power. Based on what we saw, I suppose; it is safe to conclude that a Magic is another branch of Satanism, Although Occultism may be defined differently, since it can be used for the betterment of mankind. Exorcism may also be considered as a branch of Occultism.
An Illusionist, creates an illusion, tricking his audience to believe that he is performing an act that cannot be performed by an ordinary being. Illusions are different from traditional or ritual magicians. Some famous Illusionists may include:
- David Copperfield
- David Blaine
- Chris Angel
Now I am sure, if you have read it this far, you are particularly interested in knowing what a Black Magic is? To put it simply, using occultism for selfish gains & purposes is termed as Black Magic, often one may harm himself as well while practicing it over the other.
Where is it conducted?
Well to be honest we cannot pin point a single country from the map & claim Black Magic originates or is widely practiced here, but according to common belief, Black Magic Largely Exists in the following countries:
- Bangladesh (Usually the people related to a certain sect of Hinduism perform it)
- Brazil (Witchcraft is quite famous)
- Egypt (Gypsies often perform it)
- India (Many Traditional Rituals are known to be conducted in remote villages)
- Couple of African Nations
Is it Worth it?
If you love to put your life at stake, then this might be true for you but for most of us humans, it is total bullshit. In short what I mean to say is NO!
Since Black Magic Exists, Is there a White Magic as well?
The answer to this question is purely based on logic. Black magic is known to be dealing with demonic acts, often involving despicable crimes & sinful acts. Where as if we look at Spirituality, esp. in terms of The Revealed Religions it is totally opposite of Black Magic. The verses, hymns & praises of Al-Mighty Lord & the basic principles that often require one to be clean & pure automatically repels & thus weakens the impact of Possible Black Magic attacks.
According to Islamic Teachings, two Surats mentioned in the The Holy Qur’an, particularly:
- Surat Al Falaq
- Surat Al Naas
Since we have seen the 3 terms in vast depth, it is perhaps safe to say that all of the above mentioned arts, should be left untouched & to be not be tempered with, because there are certain forces that a man may never be fully able to comprehend.
I have tried my best to Differentiate, between the three terms Magic, Occultism & Satanism. Furthermore, I have tried to explain the concept of Exorcism, while the Supernatural beings namely Jinns have been explained in accordance to the best of my knowledge in relation to the Islamic Concepts.