Month: June 2008

Bizarre beliefs of 1888: New Mexican Witches

The terror of the People-How to catch one Oar witchology is full, detailed and graphic, writes a St. Louis Globe correspondent from New Mexico. Every paleano can tell you their strange habits, their marvelous powers and their baleful deeds. They never injure the dumb animals, but woe to the human being who incurs their displeasure! Few, indeed are bold enough to brave their wrath. If a witch asks for food, wood, clothing, or anything else, none dare say nay. Nor dare any one eat what a witch proffers; for, if he do, some animal, alive and gnawing, will form in his stomach. By day the witches wear their familiar form, but at night dressed in strange animals shape, they fly abroad to hold witch meetings in the mountains to wreak their evil wills.

Key of Solomon

Chapter 1

Concerning The Divine Love Which Precedes the Acquisition of This Knowledge Solomon, The Son Of David, King Of Israel, hath said that the beginning of our Key is to fear God, to adore Him, to honour Him with contrition of heart, to invoke Him in all matters which we wish to undertake, and to operate with very great devo-tion, for thus God will lead us in the right way. When, therefore, thou shalt wish to acquire the knowledge of Magical Arts and Sciences, it is necessary to have prepared the order of hours and of days, and of the position of the Moon, without the opera-tion of which thou canst effect nothing; but if thou observest them with diligence thou mayest easily and thoroughly arrive at the effect and end which thou desirest to attain.

A spiritual singularity unfolding

I received this in my e-mail the other day and found it to be of interest. So I am sharing it with you.

A spiritual singularity unfolding

Review: The Final Freedoms ©free

On the horizon is an approaching religious [and scientific] furore so contentious, any clash of civilizations may have to wait. On one side, a manuscript titled: The Final Freedoms, against all the gravitas religious tradition can bring to bear.

The first wholly new interpretation for 2000 years of the moral teachings of Jesus the Christ is on the web. It focuses specifically on marriage and human sexuality, overturning all natural law ethics and theory. At stake is the credibility of several thousand years of religious history and moral theology and will undoubtably impact other fields of intellectual inquiry.

What first appears an utterly preposterous challenge to the religious status quo rewards closer examination, for it carries within its pages an ideas both subtle and sublime, what the theological history of religion either ignored, were unable to imagine or dismissed as impossible. An error of presumption which could now leave ‘tradition’ staring into the abyss and humble the heights of scientific speculation.