I'm only 10 minutes in, but this guy is a bold faced liar (no real surprise there). He claims that Demons aren't fallen angels, but instead were gods
that were worshiped in antiquity. Guess what? The bible says the same thing about demons. The bible makes the exact same claim he does, only it states
the truth about their source. He's also skipping one very important fact about demonic hierarchies. He claims that if you wish to work with a certain
entity or energy, you can invoke the name of the entity that reigns over it, but fails to mention that they all tremble at the mention of one single
name: Jesus Christ (or any rendition thereof in any tongue). Further to that, various names for God are also employed. I haven't watched enough to see
if he makes any comments on angelic hierarchies and how that applies to ritual magick yet, but will update this post with additional thoughts as I
watch the video.
As far as him claiming he has all these powers and yet needing to sell his snake oil to make money, people are buying what he is selling. You could
view that either way... He could be a charlatan, or the things he is messing with have paid off (for now) and he is making money spreading something
dangerous. Either way, he'll have to foot the bill eventually.
ETA further thoughts:
-He's not very natural at public speaking and seems nervous... maybe he should have summoned a goetic spirit to give him more confidence?
-Speaking of the goetia, nothing he is saying can't be found there, or in other easily acquired pop culture occult works.
-So far, he hasn't seemed to mention the fact that these workings always come with a price. He alludes to this early on by saying they can throw your
life into chaos in order to teach
you, implying you get 2x out of the deal. Not how it works.
-He mentions angels and planetary spirits/elemental's. Implies all spirits must ultimately answer to the top, implies that is YOU. Not quite. If this
were the case, you wouldn't need to use a hierarchical system in the first place. This theory is common in esoteric circles, but is a lie. Exorcisms
attest to this, as does nature. If these spirits are more ancient than we are, how can we be at the top of the hierarchy?
-He claims the goetic spirits are near the top of the hierarchy. This is complete nonsense. There is a reason that the goetia is considered "low
magick", even among practicing ritual magicians. The kabbalah does not support this idea either.
-Implies multiple times that he has been possessed, and channels goetic spirits into
his body to "assimilate" their powers. He seems to think
he has power over them, instead of the other way around, yet it would seem his life revolves around this system of working. Who owns who? Is he
reliant on these spirits to accomplish his ends? It would appear so. At what point does that mean he is accomplishing something else's will?
-Implies that you must remember you are at the top of the hierarchy and must remember that you are the manifestation of the creator. Wait... what? How
does that work exactly? Wouldn't the creator be at the top?
-Glorifies demonic legions, no mention of the fact they are only 1/3rd of their opposition.
-Dismisses Christianity outright, despite the fact half of his systems are tied directly into Christian theology (Gee I wonder why that is?)
-Implies sigils can be used just by drawing them on paper and meditating on them without any sort of preparation, ritual, or protection.
-Says that sigils are relatively new and only came about during the renaissance. Completely untrue. This sets off alarm bells to me, since it would
appear this guy doesn't even understand basic history, let alone occult history. Maybe he isn't actually aware of when the renaissance actually
-Did a tarot reading for an 8 year old. Well that's just awesome. I'm done.
edit on 26-2-2014 by DeadSeraph because: (no reason given)