posted on Oct, 28 2012 @ 09:34 PM
You make a compelling argument however it requires a fair amount of study on the matter of 'occult' practices and acceptance that such notions are
in practice currently. S&F as you have opened my eyes to a deeper meaning of the usage of 666, luciferianism/ satanism and texts concerning it.
For example the object of much of the practice of 'the beast' is exalting themselves as God, or gods. Take the Qabbalistic text of Aleister Crowley,
777. Crowley being an extremely influential character on what has become popular culture (at least in the USA) over the last century.
Liber 777 Vel Prolegoma Symbolica Ad Systemam Sceptico-Mysticae Viae Explicande, Fundamentum Hieroglyphicum Sanctissimorum Scientiae Summae is
designated a "Class B" document by Crowley. The title refers to a lightning flash descending the diagrammatic worlds, the zig-zag pattern suggesting
three diminishing 7s. It consists of roughly 191 columns, with each row corresponding to a specific Sephirah or path on the Tree of Life for a total
of 35 rows and is used for a quick reference for corresponding mnemonics and factors of religion for use in magic (for instance, an evocation of Venus
would have one looking across that column for the colour corresponding to Venus that will be the colour of his or her robe, and then Venusian incense,
The first appearance of 777 was published anonymously in 1909 after Crowley had written it from memory in just a week. An introduction to one edition
by "Frater N.'." states that Crowley may have published it anonymously because it was taken from a Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn manuscript
that was obligatory for initiates to memorize.
Within the detail of the book the column's vertical axis is numbered from 1 to 32 signifying the 32-paths of wisdom which occur in the western
Qabalah, numbers 1-10 are the sephirah of the universe and numbers 11-32 the paths which join them. The horizontal columns have many categories
pertinent to religion, mythology and magick given in some 32-parts each. The Hebrew alphabet, the Tarot cards and the astrological glyphs fortunately
total 22-each and are given to the paths as a map of the magician's universe. From the 11th path onward some of these numbers have been exemplified
by appearing to the left or right in the margin for easy reference, paths 11, 23, 31, 32-bis and 31-bis are leftwards and denote the five astrological
elements; paths 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29 are rightwards and denote the 12 astrological signs, the rest are astrological
The tables were constantly revised in Crowley's lifetime but it was not until 1955 that they were published ("Revised Prolegomena Symbolica ad
Systemam......"). This includes smaller tables that extrapolate correspondences of the five elements, twelve zodiacal signs and seven planets
This also expands on Biblical interpretations of lucifer's fall from Heaven as being 'like lightning' as he sought to usurp God and and become so
himself. It may also provide clues as to what the 'mark of the beast 666' is in actuality as opposed to the common material interpretation of
'embedded micro chips' in people. It could easily refer to thought patterns and actions with the outline you have drawn.
I don't mean to push any religion on anyone, I just find this post very illuminating on a subject which has so dominated human thought for the last
Thank you very much for your contributions.