posted on May, 25 2009 @ 12:36 PM
Will the Spear of Destiny make you invincible, all powerful and immortal? Will he who possesses this relic get the power to kill whole battlefields in
a breath? Will anyone killed by this spear automatically become damned or saved? Many things have been said and believed when it comes to one of the
most bizarre relics of our civilisation, the elusive Spear of Destiny or Longinus' Lance, Lancae Longini in it's proper Latin. And one is certain,
it touches the very foundations of Christendom and hides more than one tale, just in principle. And the eighth century Catholic Gollum would go: How
much more in real life? I give you...:
The Spear of Destiny
According to the Bible, the Roman officer at the foot of the cross became a Christian instantly, proclaiming Jesus to be the Son of God when Jesus
stopped breathing, uppon which the officer pierced his lance in Jesju's chest, and water mixed with blood flowed out of the wound -- instead of
breaking his bones like he and his soldiers did to the other two, something which might actually have saved his life, for had they broken his bones
according to their methods, it would most certainly have killed him or at best crippled him until Death would come by on his sulphurous horse. However
Death wasn't occupied with Jesus that day, he survived, and most certainly because of what many Christians and Bible scholars forget, appart for the
fact that surgeants today still pierce the chest of patients with ruptures in their longue, in order to relieve air pressure and drain the thorax for
blood and condensed water. His special treatment on the cross. How his corpus was first miraculously saved from being broken into pieces and secondly
from ending up in the fires of Gehenna, which is translated Hell in most Bibles. Gehenna is a garbage dump in the Ben Hinnom valley outside the old
walls of Jerusalem where they cremated executed- and/or dead criminals and other un-touchables.
Anyway, let's get back to the actual subject of this thread, the Spear of Destiny. The officer or Roman Centurion is not named in any of the books we
know, but tradition has it he was called Longinus or Panthera, some even call him Gaius Cassius Longinus or in different combination. This name,
however, is identical with the name of one of the conspirators who killed Julius Cæsar nearly a century earlier, so I guess the name Longinus is a
bit spurious, and I sense perhaps something like what happened to names like Judas and Quissling etc. We humans have a tendency to honor the worst of
our kind by making their names eternal. But to make things simpler I will call the centurion Longinus in the coming few paragraphs since it's the
most common name from which we know the guy.
In Satanism and occultism, as in Christianity, the Spear of destiny is a sacred relic. What is even stranger is that both Satanists and Christians
keep it in it's elevated regard because of the same reason as if it had been agreed upon: It was not the crusifiction that killed Jesus, it was
Longinus or more precisely, his spear, Lancea Longini. For the Church it was crucial that Jesus died on the cross in order to explain their existence
and right to ecclecial and secular power, and for the Satanist the answer is too obvious to even mention, but it still resonates in harmony to that of
the Church. Myth covers secrets about how Jesus survived the cross and lived happy days ever after together with lady Rosemary and their children in
Europe until he died an old man at 120 and buried with his fathers in England.
According to tradition Longinus was later sentenced to death by his Roman superiors and executed because Jesus survived the crusifiction.
There are many candidates to being the true Lancea Longini around today, but a few stands out as the most prominent ones. Firstly the Catholic relic
known as the Vatican Lance, the Echmiadzin Lance and the Vienna Lance or Hofburg spear which belonged to the emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. The
official Catholic one is the one with the longest known history attached, but it is the Vienna Lance that has caught the most attention. Among it's
admirerers are Napoleon and Hitler. Hitler even managed to get his hands on it in 1939 after having been obsessed by the spearhead since he as a child
is supposed to have seen it in an exhibition in Vienna. According to Wikipedia Hitler believed he would become invincible if he owned the relic, as if
the blade possessed supernatural powers, though that sounds a bit biased. The man wasn't stupid. After the war it was given back to Austria by an
american officer, and it has been locked down ever since. However there is a great film about it, based on one of history's best cartoons,
Hellblazer, and the film is called Constantine, after the main character in the magasines, John Constantine, played by Kenau Reeves. A mustsee for
anyone interrested in mystics surrounding our civilisation. This film gives an alternate take on what happened to the spear after the war, and if
Hitler found it magic a century ago, it sure is in the world of John Constantine.
[edit on 25/5/2009 by Neo Christian Mystic]