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Hieroglyphic Monad

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Raelian Movement

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

An introduction to the new religious movement and atheistic religion, including origins, basic beliefs and practices.



Magic Square of the Sun (Sol)

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

In the Western Occult Tradition, each planet has traditionally been associated with a series of numbers and particular organizations of those numbers. One such method of numerological arrangement is the magic square. Page 4.



Beliefs and Practices of Scientologists...

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

An overview of Scientology beliefs concerning what happens to us after we die and how they commonly reflect these beliefs through funeral services.



What the Elohim Has to Do with the Raelian...

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

Find out about the Elohim, who, according to the Raelian church, are a human-like alien race that created life through scientific processes on Earth.



The Rosy Cross or Rose Cross

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

The Rosy Cross or Rose Cross, a complex symbol used by a variety of modern occult groups to represent a vast and complex array of meanings.



Triquetra

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

The triquetra shows up in a variety of different contexts, many of which re largely unconnected. What do various groups associated with this three-pointed symbol?



Magic Square of Venus

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

In the Western Occult Tradition, each planet has traditionally been associated with a series of numbers and particular organizations of those numbers. One such method of numerological arrangement is the magic square. Page 5.



What is Theistic Satanism?

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

Theistic Satanism encompasses a variety of related beliefs honoring a figure addresses as Satan or associated with Satan. In contrast to LaVeyan Satanism, which is atheistic and considers Satan merely a symbol for what their faith encourages, theistic Satanists view Satan as an actual being. Theistic Satanism is largely a development of the 20th century.



Scientology

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

An introduction to Scientology, including basic beliefs and practices.



Who is Satan?

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

Satan appears within multiple belief systems. Unfortunately, there is a common presumption that all of these Satanic figures must indeed be the same being, despite the fact that each religion has its own very unique perspective and description of him.



Squares

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

As a basic geometric shape, squares are used in a variety of images and symbolism. They commonly represent solidity, stability, materiality, and the physical world.



Why the Hexagram Is a Powerful Religious Symbol

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

The hexagram has possessed a variety of meanings over the last several thousand years. It shows up in Hindu artwork, occult works, Kabbalistic sources, and it is the modern symbol of the Jewish faith. There are two forms of the hexagram. The first is of two interlocking triangles. The second is a unicursal figure.



Baha'i Faith

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

An introduction to the Baha'i Faith, including basic beliefs and practices.



As Above So Below

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

Few phrases have become as synonymous with occultism as “as above, so below” and various versions of



Vodou Veves

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

Vodou religious practices commonly include appealing to the lwa, or spirits, and inviting them to temporarily take possession of human bodies. Vodou symbols known as veves are employed when appealing to the lwa, with each lwa having its own veve.



Types of Western Occult Practices

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

The following is a partial list of paths within the Western Occult Tradition. Many occultists follow practices involving aspects of multiple paths. This makes generalizing about the occult extremely difficult and is the reason I find it more helpful to describe individual occult paths.



What Are the Principles of Luciferianism?

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

The Order of the Luciferian Sword put together its summary of what it means to be a Luciferian.



Satanism and Halloween

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

Addressing the modern connections between Satanism and Halloween in popular culture, which is largely divorced from the historical Halloween and its connections with Catholicism and folklore.



Eliphas Levi's Pentagram

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

19th century occultist Eliphas Levi constructed this pentagram. It is commonly interpreted as a symbol of mankind, as many pentagrams are. However, it is a symbol of many things that unite in the existence of mankind, as is evidence by the variety of additional symbols involved. Page 3.



Why Do So Many People Connect Halloween and...

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

While some consider Halloween to be a modern extension of the Celtic Samhain, the truth is far more complicated. Halloween traditions and meanings have changed dramatically over the centuries through the interaction between religion, culture, and folklore.



Aleister Crowley, Thelemic Prophet

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

A highly controversial figure in his own time, Aleister Crowley is now considered highly influential in occult circles. Besides being held as a prophet within the religion of Thelema, his numerous writings on magic and religion are still widely read.



Baphomet Pentagram

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

The Baphomet Pentagram is the official, copyrighted symbol of the Church of Satan. While similar images existed previous to the Church, which didn't form until 1966, this precise image is of relatively new construction. It is featured here with the Church's permission. Page 2.



33 Jedi Teachings to Live By

2016-10-01T11:01:18Z

Jedi Religion is a very non-dogmatic, non-organized religion. As such, there are few if any rules that can be expected to be followed by all believers. However, this also allows for wisdom to be put forth by members of the community for believers to study, accept or reject as they see fit.