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So, if one of the other names Crowley used for himself was Frater Perdurabo read this quote below and it will become clear. From The Magick, in Paris, France:
"...it was the theory of the ancient magicians that any living being is a storehouse of energy varying in quantity according to the size and health of the animal , and in quality according to its mental and moral character. At the death of the animal this energy is liberated suddenly. The animal should therefore be killed within the Circle, or Triangle, as the case may be, so that its energy cannot escape...For the highest spiritual working one must accordingly choose that victim which contains the greatest and purest force. A male child of perfect innocence and high intelligence is the most satisfactory and suitable victim."
(Magick, by Master Therion, published in 1929 by the Lecram Press, Paris, France)
A footnote on p. 95 says: "(4) It appears from the Magical Records of Frater Perdurabo that he made this particular sacrifice on an average about 150 times every year between 1912 and 1928.
It might be a good comparison to look at Eastern Orthodox and Roman Catholic . The RC would seemed to have rolled a lot up into their Christian faith but the EO did not .
Reference between the messhiac and Melchizedek appears in subsequent biblical verses: Genesis 14:18-20; I Samuel 13 Psalm 110:1-10 Matthew 22:44; 26:26-28 Luke 22:19; Mark 14:22 John 6:53 Acts 2:34 I Corinthians 11:23-25 Hebrews 4:14-15; 5:6; 5:10; 6:19-20; 7:1-21. Revelation 1:6.
I think Paul preached in Athens where he mentions the many statues to their gods . Paul says that he chose the statue of the unknown god they had to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to . Its mentioned many times that when the Gospel was preached the new believers left their older beliefs ...It happened in Ephesus and caused a big uproar from the people making money off the old religion . eta The Bible is clear on the fact of other gods and if you study it you become aware that these lesser gods played a important role influencing our world .
Textto me it seems that the ancient Romans went straight from worshipping a plurality of gods to a single Christian religion that was the result of a merge of many of Rome's existing religions.
I think it’s pretty well known that Islam derived from the abrahamic teachings. They just added a slight bit more child rape and a few more reasons to murder people they don’t like.
originally posted by: Raggedyman
Do you know what you are talking about
Really, reworded to create Islam
Do you know what you are talkin about because you don't know what you are saying
If you only spent as much time trying to understand what you think you know you are writing about, you might just figure it out
a reply to: Deetermined
I find many parallels when compared to rome and the emergence of Christianity. Jesus won because rome/constantine made it the official religion and eventually forced everyone to take on the mantle. It has been spread by threat of death ever since. At first by the threat of sword and then later (and still to this day) by the threat of eternal death of the soul.
originally posted by: muzzleflash
Actually the modern depictions of Jesus are carbon copies of Charlemagne and various Frankish kings.
Google image search "Frankish kings".
Though I do agree in a very loose sense that Lahmu operates as a thematic cognate, I don't think it was a major direct inspiration. This one is more indirect.
Don't forget Horus, Apollo, Helios, Dionysus, etc had a very strong influence as well as some of the ones skalla listed.