Monotheism is the belief in one God, while polytheism is the belief in many gods.
After studying ancient cultures for a while, I realized that most of them were polytheistic. Most ancient African, European, American and Asian cultures believed in many gods. They believed in the gods of wisdom, gods of wealth, gods of nature, gods of warriors and so on. Ancient folks prayed to particular gods for particular things. If an individual wanted wealth, he would pray to the god of wealth, and if another wanted luck, he would pray to the gods of luck and good fortune.
Besides this, some ancient cultures worshipped many gods but believed in a supreme God that dominated other gods. For example, the Greeks believed Zeus was the King of Gods, but they also worshipped the other gods.
Furthermore, while studying ancient cultures, it dawned on me that polytheism is older than monotheism. Sarah Johnson agrees with me for she wrote, “polytheism is always the older or ‘primary’ and monotheism the newer or secondary type of religion (Sarah Johnson, Ancient Religions).” It, therefore, appears that monotheists borrowed the concept of God from polytheists.
However, most people believe polytheism is a form of paganism. Little do they know that the concept of one god appeared after people unified polytheistic gods into one Supreme-being. Some scholars even argue that monotheism began when Akhenaten, an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, forced Egyptians to practice monotheism.
I’m sometimes tempted to believe polytheism makes more logical sense than monotheism. Sometimes I wonder if God can hear all our prayers, answer them, and guide all of us at the same time. Maybe it’s true, as polytheists believe, that God rules over other gods that assist him in guiding us, and listening to our prayers. It also makes sense that if one wants wisdom and wealth, she should pray to the god of wisdom and wealth, instead of praying to the King of Gods/God.
Perhaps God’s only duty is to provide life to the universe while other gods’ duties are to take care of us and guide us. Maybe we even have guardian gods that help us deal with life and fulfill our destinies.
Lastly, is it sensible to argue that all ancient cultures believed in many gods because they were primitive, or because it was logical to believe in many gods? Moreover, why did various ancient cultures which never met, coincidentally believe in many gods? Maybe it’s because these gods existed.
Anyway, the idea of many gods should be taken seriously because it might be the secret to freedom and understanding the higher realms. Maybe monotheism was created because it prevents people from realizing the true nature of the higher realms and it’s easier to control people who believe in one God.
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The Rise of the Church & the Government, and the Death of Magic
‘It was in the Church’s interest, as it expanded, to suppress all competing Pagan methodologies of magic. This could be done only by presenting a cosmology in which Christian miracles were legitimate and credible, whereas non-Christian ones were of the devil.’ – WikiZero
Magic, mainly defined as the use of supernatural powers to influence things or events, was widely practiced in ancient societies. People used it for teleportation, invisibility, levitation, clairvoyance, easing pain during childbirth, healing, and recognizing poisonous insects and plants.
On top of that, many seekers of ancient wisdom reveal that ancient folks used magic to achieve higher states of consciousness that enabled them to understand and contact the spirit world.
Despite the benefits of magic, the church, under King Edgar, created the Canon Law, which banned magic and ordered the killing of individuals who wrote or owned magical texts.
Frances and Nineveh knew about this occurrence for they wrote ‘a few hundred years ago, the possession of a magical book would have been grounds for burning at the stake/death by burning (Frances and Nineveh: A System of Sacred Magic and Spiritual Initiation).’
After banning magic in Europe, the church proceeded to discourage it in other cultures, while it paved the way for colonization. For instance, it brainwashed African cultures by making them believe that their lives would be better if they abandoned magical practices and embraced Christianity. Together with the colonial government, it encouraged Africans to kill magicians, claiming they were witches.
At first, I supported the church and the government for eradicating magic because I believed it was only used for witchcraft. However, after researching extensively on ancient secret history, I realized that magic enabled people to acquire spiritual powers, and the Church and the government banned it because it wanted to control people.
The church and the government noticed the impossibility of controlling people who practiced magic because they accessed higher forms of intelligence and possessed many powers that prevented them from needing a government to take care of them or a church to help them rise to higher states of consciousness. Also, since magic reminded people of the existence of higher powers other than the government and the church, it made it hard for the church and government to control them.
However, despite the banning of magic in the early ages, our free modern society allows people to perform magical practices. Therefore, instead of ignoring this ancient practice, we must realize that we now have the opportunity to study it, and realize our divinity or ability to manipulate reality.
PEACE BE WITH YOU
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The Secret History of the Illuminati
‘It should be understood that the doctrines and philosophies expounded by the Order (Illuminati) predate it by millennia. These traditions and beliefs can be traced back through the Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Knights Templars, Mystery Schools of Greece and Egypt, to ancient Sumer and their accounts of the possibly extraterrestrial Annunaki (Jim Marr; Illuminati: The Secret Society That Hijacked the World).’
Recently, I provided a brief book review of Jim Marr’s book: Illuminati; The Secret Society that Hijacked the World. Today, I’ll share with you Jim Marr’s amazing thoughts on the history of the Illuminati.
According to Jim Marr, the Illuminati stole its secret knowledge from ancient secret societies, such as the Rosicrucians and Knights Templars. These secret societies stole this secret knowledge from an ancient advanced civilization known as Sumer, which received the knowledge from extraterrestrial beings known as The Annunaki.
These secret societies were not evil associations. They all believed in God, and they claimed to understand the hidden mysteries of the world. However, they hated the church because they believed they didn’t need anyone to interpret the word of God for them. Besides, they referred to themselves as ‘The Chosen Ones’ since they believed they were the keepers of ancient secret knowledge.
These secret societies led to the founding of the Illuminati in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt, a student of ancient knowledge, and an admirer of ancient secret societies. Weishaupt formed the Illuminati because he wanted to use it to promote justice and equality.
He then focused on recruiting the youth: particularly professionals and individuals from wealthy families.
Later, the Illuminati attracted the interest of high-level society members – such as the scientists, authors, bankers, politicians, and philosophers- who then changed Illuminati’s goals and used it to establish control over the masses. It was then banned in 1785, and Adam Weishaupt was forced into exile. However, despite being banned, the Illuminati continued existing under different forms and names.
Today, it controls the world’s political, economic, religious, and social affairs. Some whistleblowers even claim that the Illuminati is engineering diseases and creating wars to reduce the world’s population. On top of that, several conspiracy theorists believe the Illuminati is currently conducting moon landings and secret space flights.
Anyway, some people believe famous musicians, politicians, writers, and investors are the primary members of The Illuminati, while others claim that the main members are extraterrestrials who also rule other planets.
It’s difficult to know who exactly the Illuminati is, and its specific aims. However, what we surely know is that A RULING CLASS that controls the masses exists, for as Albert Einstein wrote, ‘the ruling class at present, has the schools and press, usually the Church as well, under its thumb. This enables it to organize and sway the emotions of the masses, and make its tool of them (Jim Marr, The Secret Society That Hijacked the World).’
Peace Be With You
Jim Marr. (2017). The Illuminati: The Secret Society That Hijacked the World. Michigan: Visible Ink Press
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