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Posted: August 15th. 2004

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Exposing Satanism and Democrats [2]

by Kerr Cuhulain

In a section with the caption "Witches and Black Cats", Watkins borrows the concept of familiars from the Inquisition, telling us that Wiccans "have living talismans or symbols through which they derive their dark powers. They invoke evil spirits to enter the bodies of their talismans. Some have dogs, owls, snakes or swine for their talismans, but the most common are cats."[27] Watkins claims that "The black cat particularly was connected to demonic powers."[28] "Black cats are the chief idol of the goddess of Wicca, Diana," Watkins claims, "In legend, she turns into a black cat to commit incest with her brother, Lucifer." This is, of course, a variation of the story found in Aradia: Gospel of the Witches[29] and in The Alex Sanders Lectures[30], which I've discussed elsewhere in the Witch Hunts series. "Eventually the Druids themselves came to be regarded as witches," the creators of the Exposing Satanism site claim, "Witch hunting during Halloween became almost a national pastime in the colonial years of our nation. But that was yesterday."[31] It sure seems from some of the statements in this site as if Watkins would like to see the practice reinstated. Of course Witches weren't burned in colonial America: History tells us that the people accused of witchcraft in Salem were hanged.

"Witchcraft is demonic worship in diametric opposition to the worship of the Heavenly Father Yahweh," Watkins tells us, "Yahweh minces no words about it. He told Israel through Moses, 'Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live' (Ex. 22:18). He says in Deuteronomy 18:10, 'There shall not be found among you any one that makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that uses divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch.'"[32] Of course Watkins clearly stated earlier in his web site that "Anyone who hates a person is wrong, period". Seems as if he has abandoned this concept at this stage in his web site. Watkins concludes this section by stating that Satan uses Halloween to "get all to worship him."[33] This is followed by quotations from Peter I 5:8, 1Thassalonians 5:22 and 1Timothy 4:1.

At the end of this page one finds several links, one of which is to the Christian news magazine Worthy News, specifically an article by Thomas R. Horn: "Spiritual Warfare Feature of Worthy News: WHAT WITCHES DO AFTER HALLOWEEN."[34] This lists the eight Wiccan Sabbats and discusses some of the ancient "earth mother" Goddesses. This is followed by a section with the title "Something Wicca This Way Comes" which states: "Wiccans might find it interesting that many Christian theologians also believe the physical earth contains spiritual forces. In the Book of Revelation, chapter nine and verse fourteen, we read of 'the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.' Likewise, in Job 26:5, we find 'Dead things are formed from under the waters.' The literal Hebrew translation says, 'The Rafa (fallen angels) are made to writhe from beneath the waters.' Additional biblical references indicate that the earth is a kind of holding tank, or prison, where God has bound certain fallen entities. (2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6) That such fallen spirits seek to communicate with, or participate in the affairs of humanity, is defined in Scripture. The Hebrew people were warned that earth spirits pretending to be gods might seek communion with men, and, when the witch of Endor communicated with the same, they ascended up from 'out of the earth' (1 Sam. 28:13). It would seem, based on such Scriptures, that the dynamic or energy behind the earth-goddess-spirits of Halloween is indeed real, and, according to the Christian doctrine, is identical with the legions of fallen spiritual forces that are bound within the earth."[35] Horn concludes that "those who practice modern paganism are deceived into worshipping 'devils' (Rev. 9:20). The dogma that were once embraced (and still are through Wicca) as the wisdom of the goddesses, are defined in the scriptures as the 'doctrines of devils.' ... In Acts 7:41-42 (Jerusalem Bible), we find that those who worship idols are joined to the 'army of heaven' [stratos, the 'fallen angel army'], and Psalm 96:5 concludes, 'all the gods of the nations are idols' (elilim, LXX daimonia [demons])... Because the Bible clearly defines earth-centered goddess worship as the homage of demons, and since demons are eternal personalities which desire the worship of humans, it is fair to characterize Wiccan deities, including the god, goddess, and Horned god of the Hunt, as neo-pagan titles attributed to demon spirits."[36]

In a section with the title "Witches are People Too", Horn encourages Christians to preach the Gospel to Wiccans in order to save them. He claims that "The cold embrace of Mother Earth could not match the magnetic warmth of the love of God."[37]

Another link on the Halloween page takes you to The Watchman, another Christian newsletter, and the article "Halloween - Harmless Fun or Pagan Rituals?" by Ruth Gordon.[38] Gordon claims that "parents have become increasingly aware of the dangers facing their children at schools which have adopted New Age techniques into their curriculum or counseling programs."[39] She complains that "Some schools have also implemented policies prohibiting the celebration of any holiday that is religious in nature."[40] As an example she mentions Yorktown Elementary School in Yorktown, Virginia, which she tells us discontinued calling their annual Christmas celebration a Christmas Party, changing the name to Winter Carnival. Gordon complains that "All Christian-oriented Christmas decorations were disallowed yet, oddly, a Jewish religious symbol - the Menorah - was placed in the foyer of the school beside a Christmas tree."[41] She complains that only "secular Christmas songs" were sung. She then protests that "Educators, however, seem bent on defending the observance of another religious holiday - Halloween - purporting it as merely being fun and not having religious substance."[42] She bemoans demonic/Satanic decorations such as witches, ghosts and goblins" and warns us of to "sordid Occultic practices lurk[ing] under the cloak of this seemingly innocent traditional festival celebrated at the end of October."[43]

Gordon comes up with a new twist on the nonsense concerning Druids that such articles usually contain. "The Druids believed that people needed to be cleansed after they died," Gordon claims, "The souls of the departed were transferred by magic to the bodies of animals."[44] She then quotes a Christian source that we've seen used by many others that I've written about in the Witch Hunts series: Kurt Koch's book Occult ABC: "During the night of October 31, the enchanted souls were freed by the Druid god, Samhain [the god of the dead], and taken together into the Druid heaven. This festival was always accompanied by animal and sometimes human sacrifices and linked with all kinds of magic."[45] Gordon then gives us several quotes from two Pagan authors[46] to prove that Samhain/Halloween is a Pagan festival (as if we needed proof of that). From this Gordon leaps to a quote from Phil Philips and Joan Hake Robie's awful book Halloween and Satanism, which is another source you'll recognize from earlier articles in my series. This leads Gordon to a quote from another source you'll recognize, Johanna Michaelson's Like Lambs to the Slaughter: "There is another religious group which is equally serious about its Halloween celebrations: the Satanists. Halloween to them is a more sinister and direct celebration of death and Satan; they celebrate [it] as one of his two highest holy days. At Halloween the sacrifices of some of these satanic cults are unspeakably vicious and brutal."[47] Gordon reports that "This includes a series of six weeks of rituals including the slaughter of a small animal like a bird or cat, progressing through each week with a larger animal such as a goat, and then the murder of a small infant or child until the final night where they ritually murder not only another child but also an adult female."[48] Gordon concludes that "With the current rise of rebellion amongst our youth and Satanism on the increase, certainly our school systems have an ethical and legal obligation to cease from perpetuating the celebration of this Pagan holiday." Note that up to this point Gordon never said that Satanism and Wicca were the same, but she now expects you to believe that this is the case. Nor does she offer any proof of her outrageous claims concerning sacrifice.

The final link on the Halloween page is to the web site of Berit Kjos, who I will discuss in more detail in a future article. The link is to Kjos's article "Halloween 1999: A Seductive Bridge Between Two Cultures."

Part of the Exposing Satanism and Witchcraft web site is devoted to the identification of demons and angels. In this it resembles the Demonbusters web site that I wrote about earlier in the Witch Hunts series. This is the "Spirit World" page, which was authored by a person simply identified as "Libby". Libby relies heavily on quotes drawn from Dake's Annotated Reference Bible.[49] Libby lists "10 Kinds of Spirit Beings Besides God"[50]: This list includes several classifications of angels (Seraphim, Cherubim, Archangels or Chief Angels, Common Angels), specific angels (Michael, Gabriel), "Zoa or Living Creatures"[51], "Spirit Animals shaped like the fleshy ones we have on earth"[52], and "Lucifer, the original ruler of planet earth and present pseudo-ruler of man's dominion on earth"[53], devils, "Unnamed princes of Persia and Grecia"[54], "Demon locusts"[55], "Demon horsemen"[56] and "the inner man, or soul and spirit of human beings."[57] Libby then goes on to offer definitions of angels and common angels, and offers lengthy lists of where one might read about angels in the Bible.



Libby lists "General Facts About Angels" (which includes comments like "need no rest", "can eat food", "travel at inconceivable speed", "are not to be worshipped", "are being taught wisdom by the church", "can cook", "wear garments"). Following this is a list of the "work of angels" which apparently includes driving spirit horses, guarding gates, the tree of life and the abyss, waging war, ruling nations, singing the praise of God, leading sinners to Gospel workers, directing preachers, binding Satan, separating the good and the bad, and re-gathering Israel (which isn't explained).

Libby then lists "Satan's angels", classifying them as those who are bound and those who are "still loose with Satan and who will be cast down to the Earth in the middle of Daniel's 70th week in the future tribulation."[58] The "work of Demons" listed by Libby includes: possession of people to cause dumbness and blindness, grievous vexation, lunacy and mania, uncleanness, supernatural strength, suicide, convulsions, lusts, counterfeit worship, error, sicknesses and diseases, lying, enchantments and witchcraft, heresies, wickedness, fear, love of the world, bondage, discord, violence, betrayals, oppression, persecution, jealousy, "and ever other evil they possibly can, to work against man and God."[59] Libby claims that demons teach people to steal, fight, become fierce and wrathful, tell fortunes, "be friendly" (this seems an odd entry), travel, speak, imitate departed dead, "and do many other things when in possession of bodies they are permitted to operate through."[60] Under the caption "General Facts About Demons", Libby claims that:

Thousands of them can enter into and take possession of one man at the same time.

They have more than ordinary intelligence.

They have personality.

They can enter into and control both men and beasts.

They inflict physical maladies.

That "All unbelievers are more or less in league with them"[61]

That "There are demon spirits for every sickness, unholy trait, and doctrinal error known among men."[62]

That "Disease germs, which are closely allied with unclean spirits, are really living forms of corruption which come into the bodies of men bringing them to death. Just as refuse breeds maggots, so man in his fallen state of corruption breeds germs through unclean living and contact with corruption in the fallen world. THEY ARE AGENTS OF SATAN, CORRUPTING THE BODIES OF HIS VICTIMS."[63]

Libby then goes on to rant about the various characteristics of Satan, starting with multiple Biblical quotes which describe Satan as "a real person."[64] Libby describes Satan's "personal names" including Lucifer, Devil, Beelzebub, Belial, Adversary, Dragon, and Serpent. Libby reports that Satan "has access to heaven" (you'd think that he'd be persona non grata) and that Satan "rules the business, social, political, and religious activities of the majority of mankind."[65] Libby claims that Satan "is head of some religions and is a leader in religious affairs."[66] Libby makes the interesting statement that "Satan was created by Christ along with other beings, principalities and powers in heaven and earth."[67] Under the caption "The Work of Satan", Libby lists "26 Branches of Satan's Work", including:

Causing all sickness, disease, and physical and mental maladies.

Taking "advantage of ALL diversities of men to further their rebellion and hold them captive."[68]

Causing doubt, unbelief, oppression, weakness, "deadness", delay, compromise, division and strife.

Libby claims that "The greatest and most important work of Satan among men now is to counterfeit the doctrines and experiences of God as revealed in Scripture, in order to deceive saints."[69] Libby goes on to state that "one of the chief means by which Satan and his forces try to control men is through ignorance."[70] This is an interesting statement given the monumental ignorance revealed by this web site. "It accounts for their widespread success in getting men to accept their suggestions, doctrines, ideas, leadings, and guidance," Libby tells us. This statement could be applied equally well to a number of fundamentalist Christian churches. Libby goes on to warn us that:

"1. Any doctrine that denies or causes doubt and unbelief concerning anything taught in Scripture is from Satan and his demons."[71]

"2. Any power, influence, or doctrine that causes one to become passive, inactive, submissive, and unresisting to the workings of supernatural spirits seeking to control his life contrary to the teachings of Scripture, is not of God."[72]

Libby then rants some more about the "character of Satan", listing some of Satan's methods, including:

"2. If one falls he tries to make him stay fallen or commit suicide. He endeavors to cause men to end their lives by insisting it is the best way out; but he hides the true fact that this will be only the beginning of real torment in eternal hell...

"6. Emphasizes sin and sinful pleasures as innocent enjoyment...

"7. Stirs unholy passions in men and women, causing them to throw away all restraint and live a life of revelry...

"10. Urges churches and their leaders to make religion a paying proposition by appealing to the rich and influential through lowering the standards of holy living, making salvation easy for all, and compromising essentials of the faith; and b feeding the sheep messages on current events and book reviews instead of the infallible Word of God."[73]

(Continued... Click HERE for page III)



Footnotes...

[27] Ibid.

[28] Ibid.

[29] Leland, Charles G. (1974). Aradia: Gospel of the Witches, Samuel Weiser, NY.

[30] Sanders, Alex. (1984). The Alex Sanders Lectures, Magickal Childe Publishing, NY.

[31] http://www.exposingsatanism.org/halloween.htm

[32] Ibid.

[33] Ibid.

[34] http://www.worthynews.com/witches-after-halloween.htm

[35] Ibid.

[36] Ibid.

[37] Ibid.

[38] http://www.watchman.org/occult/hallow.htm

[39] Ibid.

[40] Ibid.

[41] Ibid.

[42] Ibid.

[43] Ibid.

[44] Ibid.

[45] Koch, Kurt. Occult ABC, pg 87.

[46] Erica Jong's book Witches, Marian Green's Magic for the Aquarian Age,

[47] http://www.watchman.org/occult/hallow.htm, quoting Michaelson, Johanna. (1989). Like Lambs to the Slaughter, pg 190.

[48] Ibid, pg 192.



[49] Dake, Finis Jennings. Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, Dake Publishing, Inc., Lawrenceville, GA.

[50] http://www.exposingsatanism.org/spirit-world.htm

[51] Ibid.

[52] Ibid.

[53] Ibid.

[54] Ibid.

[55] Ibid.

[56] Ibid.

[57] Ibid.

[58] Ibid.

[59] Ibid.

[60] Ibid.

[61] Ibid.

[62] Ibid.

[63] Ibid, emphasis in original.

[64] Ibid.

[65] Ibid.

[66] Ibid.

[67] Ibid.

[68] Ibid.

[69] Ibid, emphasis in original.

[70] Ibid.

[71] Ibid.

[72] Ibid.

[73] Ibid, emphasis in original.








ABOUT...

Kerr Cuhulain


Location: Surrey, British Columbia

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Bio: Kerr Cuhulain the author of this article, is known to the mundane world as Detective Constable Charles Ennis. Ennis, a former child abuse investigator, is the author of several articles on child abuse investigation that appeared in Law & Order Magazine. Better known to the Pagan community by his Wiccan name, Kerr Cuhulain, Ennis was the first Wiccan police officer to go public about his beliefs 28 years ago. Kerr is now the Preceptor General of Officers of Avalon. Kerr went on to write four books: The Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca (Horned Owl Publishing), Wiccan Warrior and Full Contact Magick: A Book of Shadows for the Wiccan Warrior. (Llewellyn Publications), as well as a book based on this series: Witch Hunts: Out of the Broom Closet (Spiral Publishing).

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