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Demons (M-R)

Author: Kerr Cuhulain
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Metatron:

One of the "New Age" books that Texe Marrs draws heavily on is J. J. Hurtag's The Keys of Enoch.[99] In reference to Hurtag's book The Keys of Enoch, Marrs states: "Who is this Higher Intelligence that shall seal the minds of New Age disciples by sending them a 'divine' Image? The Keys of Enoch names him 'Metatron', which in ancient occult literature stands for none other than Lucifer, the Devil. Metatron is called the 'Left Hand of the Father', a position in obvious opposition to Jesus who sits at the right hand of God... Metatron is simply a synonym for an evil entity who was known among the priests and priestesses of the wicked, ancient, pre-Christian Babylonian Mystery Religion."[100]

The Keys of Enoch rambles on about how people can become "christed" to become "like the light body of Enoch." Hurtag's scholarship is as bad as Marrs' scholarship is. Metatron was not an evil entity as Marrs asserts. There are various theories as to the origin of the name Metatron (Variations: MTTRVN, Methraton, Meetatron, Metraton, Metrator and Merattron). Eleazor of Worms suggested that it was derived from the Latin "metator" ("guide" or "measurer"). Odeberg in his translation of 3 Enoch suggested that it was a metonym for a Jewish phrase meaning "little YHVH" ("little Jehovah"). 3 Enoch, chapter 48, lists more than 100 names for Metatron, who is described as the tallest and greatest angel in heaven. In Genesis 5:24 the patriarch Enoch is transported to heaven and turned into the angel Metatron. Metatron is the dark angel who wrestled with Jacob in Genesis 32, the watchman mentioned in Isaiah 21 and probably the angel referred to in Exodus 23:22. In The Talmud Metatron is a principal angel who is the link between the divine and mankind, though it avoids the identification of Enoch with this angel. In The Greater Key of Solomon he is an angel, of the order of Kerubim, called the Prince of the Angels, or the Vice Regent of Shaddai, the Prince of Countenances, who is the right hand (masculine) guardian of the Ark of the Covenant (Sandalphon being the left hand guardian). Metatron is a name used in the consecration of ritual wands and inscribed on the mirror of Solomon in the Grimorium Verum. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn variously consider Metatron to be the great archangel of the Sephira Kether, the male Kerub of brightness who is the guardian of representing the white pillar Jachin, or one of the three archangels of Cholem Yesodoth. Nowhere is Metatron referred to as a demon or devil.

Molech/Moloch:

Molech is listed on Madrak's "Satanists and Setians" list on his Demonbusters web site.[101] Warnke discusses Molech in his book, Schemes of Satan: "Another culture of that ancient time -the Canaanites- practiced many occult rites and rituals too. Among these were the sacrifice of children to Molech (a Semitic God), fortune telling, various forms of witchcraft, spiritism, calling up demons and necromancy."[102]

Moloch or Molech is a corrupt form of the Hebrew terms "melek" or "malek" ("MLK"), meaning "king." Molech is a spelling found in English translations of the Bible and it appears as Mulach in some grimoires. Moloch or Molech appears in the Bible in Acts 7:43, Leviticus 18:21, Leviticus 20:2-4, Jeremiah 32:35, 1 Kings 11:7, and 2 Kings 23:10. The Bible describes Moloch as a god of the ancient Phoenicians and Ammonites to whom children were sacrificed by burning. It was used as a derogatory title for gods the ancient Hebrews considered heathen, but was apparently specifically used in reference to the God Baal-Hammon of Carthage, a fertility God whose consort was the moon Goddess Tanit. Despite what the Bible says, there is no evidence to suggest that children were sacrificed to Baal-Hammon.

Nephilim:

The Nephilim are listed as demons in the "Learn About The Real Enemy- Satan and his Followers- Names of Satan and His Demons" section of the Demonbusters web site.[103] Nephilim (Variations: Nephelim, Nefilim) is a Hebrew name meaning "the fallen". In the Book of the Watchers in the First Book of Enoch, the Nephilim are a race of monsters created by the mating of the followers of the angel Semihazah with human women. This was probably a satire, referring to the Helenistic rulers of the Jewish state or even members of the priesthood of Jerusalem at the time. Other related orders listed included the Zamzummim, Emim, and Rephaim. In the Dictionaire Infernal the Nephilim are an order of fallen angels that cohabited with women.

Nicolaitans:

Nicolaitans are listed as demons in the "Learn About The Real Enemy- Satan and his Followers- Names of Satan and His Demons" section of the Demonbusters web site.[104] Nicolaitanes were general scriptures concerning revelation (Revelation 2:6,15) not demons.

Nimrod:

Nimrod is listed as a demon in the "Learn About The Real Enemy- Satan and his Followers- Names of Satan and His Demons" section of the Demonbusters web site.[105] I'll discuss him later in the section on Semiramis. In the Bible Nimrod was the son of Cush and the founder of Nineveh.

Oriens:

In Satanism: The Not So New Problem, Rapacki tells us that "Oriens: Rules over all the spirits of the East".[106] Lou Sloat's Texas Ritualistic Crime Information Network Occult Crime Manual includes Oriens in its list of occult terms.[107]

Oriens appears in two grimoires. In the Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, Oriens is one of the eight sub princes who can supply as much gold and silver as one wishes, knows all things past and future not opposed to God, can obtain information concerning propositions and doubtful sciences, can cause any spirit to appear in any form, can cause visions, can supply information on how to retain familiars, can bring the dead to life for seven years, can cause one to fly anywhere they like and can cause armed men to appear. In The Magus, Oriens is one of the four princes of the infernal world. Neither text calls Oriens the ruler of all the spirits of the east, though the name Oriens is Latin and means "rising" or "eastern."

Pan:

In Larson's New Book of Cults, evangelist Bob Larson claims that "Witches insist their Pan, even though horned and cloven-hoofed, is not the same Lucifer condemned in scripture."[108] Westhoelter's General Information Manual With Restpect to Satanism and the Occult makes the inference that Pan is cognate with Lucifer and/or Baal. Jack Roper's web site includes a section called "Witchcraft Power" in which he states that "Another interesting footnote discussing Diana's lover Pan was found in the classic book The Greek Myth by Dr. Robert Graves (Penguin Books 1960, page 102). Graves was the late Professor of English Literature at Cairo University. He was also a witch who rejected Judaeo-Christianity (see TIME Magazine February 7,1983 page 80 with picture). Graves wrote in The Greek Myth about the false god Pan 'Pan, whose name is usually derived from paein, ' to pasture', stands for the 'devil', or 'upright man', of the Arcadian fertility cult, which closely resembled the witch cult of North-western Europe.'"[109]

The actual title of Graves's work was The Greek Myths (plural). It is a two volume set. Roper has correctly quoted Graves (from volume one, though Roper doesn't indicate this). However, note how Roper refers to Pan as a "false god" here: Nowhere in the 785 pages of Graves's The Greek Myths will you find Pan referred to as a "false god". Graves bought in to the theory of Margaret Murray that there was a "Witch Cult" in Western Europe. It was this that inspired Robert Graves to write The White Goddess, which was instrumental in forming what came to be modern Wicca. It also influenced Lethbridge. We now know Murray's theories of the existence of such a cult to be incorrect. However, if Roper had really read all of The Greek Myths and taken this excerpt in context, he would have realized that Graves was making it quite clear that he wasn't referring to the Christian Devil in this reference to Pan. Once again, if Roper had read Graves's The Greek Myths, he would not have found an single reference to Pan being the lover of Artemis. Roper would not have found the name Diana in Graves's book either: Diana is a Roman Goddess and this is a book of Greek mythology.

Roper tries to capitalize on his flawed interpretation of Pan as he continues: "In the large classic volume on Pagan mythology Larousse's World of Mythology, Pan is classified as a "Nature demon" and rightly so. His emblem is the phallus according to Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legend. Pan is a "god of play and lust" within Paganism, Satanism and Witchcraft today. He has been repeatedly discussed within Pagan periodical [sic]."[110]

This is the second title of a book in a row that Roper has got wrong: The title of Larousse's book is World Mythology, not "World of Mythology". I own it, and I checked every reference to Pan contained in its 560 pages. Nowhere in World Mythology does Larousse refer to Pan as a "nature demon". Has Roper actually read Larousse's book? It seems that Roper's primary objection to Pan and thus Paganism is that it is a fertility religion in which sex is not considered to be immoral.

A variation of this theme comes up again in Roper's reference section, where he lists Philippe Borgeaud's The Cult of Pan In Ancient Greece. Roper states: "Dr. Borgeaud is Professor of History of Religions at the University of Geneva. Pan is a horned goat god in nature worship and a symbol of fertility. The author writes about one of the salient features of Pan. 'Is Pan not 'guilty' of various pederastic excesses ? Unquestionably he is attracted to young men. We cannot exclude the possibility that he went so far as to use force.' (page 73). A vase of Pan is located at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. A statue head of Pan is located at the British Museum and is pictured in the Dictionary of Cults, Sects, Religions and the Occult... The horn god Pan is pictured on the front cover of the pagan Green Egg magazine hugging a little boy who also has horns. (Issue Vol. 28 #108).See also front cover of Green Egg (Vol. 27 #104)."[111]

Note how Roper is again pasting together excerpts about Pan from various sources into one paragraph. The inference that Roper appears to be making here is that Pan represents homosexuality and paedophilia. If Roper had read volume two of Graves's The Greek Myths he'd have found the myth of Hercules and Omphale (136 i, j on page 165/166) in which Pan mistakes Hercules for the woman Omphale in the dark and gets kicked across the grotto for his pains. Pan is so disgusted when he discovers his error Pan insists that officials at his rites be naked so that he can be sure of their sexuality. He is also said to have spread rumors that Hercules was gay to get revenge. Roper picked a poor example in choosing this mythical figure if his intent was to prove that Pan was a homosexual or a pedophile.

Pan is a Greek woodland deity, half man and half goat. He is a fertility and nature God, not an angel of evil like the Devil/Satan. Wiccan traditions that use Greek deities in their worship, recognize Pan, but other Wiccans may use deities from Roman, Celtic or Egyptian sources instead. Pan is frequently mentioned in the works of Aleister Crowley and in the works of many magical and Theosophist lodges from the turn of the last century. This is yet another example of the way the Inquisition began to identify horned Pagan gods with Satan.

Patiens:

In a list of terms borrowed from Ritualistic Crime Consultants in his Texas Ritualistic Crime Information Network Occult Crime Manual, Sloat defines "Patiens" as being "Conjured up from extracted oils or secreation [sic] from animals, roots, or even a person and mixed with various other things, depending on the type of potion desired."[112] "Patiens" is the Latin word for "patience". I presume that what Sloat is trying to describe here is "Potions," (derived from another Latin term, "potio", which means "a drink").

Pegasus:

In Mystery Mark of the New Age, Texe Marrs states: "The pegasus, or winged horse, originated in Greek mythology as the symbol of the Pegae, a water-priestess. The pegasus was said to be the son of the Moon Goddess Medusa. His hoof was shaped like a crescent moon, which today is yet another New Age and occult symbol."[113]

Medusa was a Gorgon, a winged monster with serpents for hair, whose gaze turned people to stone, not a Greek moon goddess. Pegasus was created from Medusa's blood when the hero Perseus decapitated her. The name Pegasus means "of the wells," and Pegasus is related to several springs in Greek mythology. An example is the Hippocrene, the fountain of the Muses, on Mount Helicon. The Hippocrene is said to have sprung up from where Pegasus first set his foot down. While Pegasus was undoubtedly associated with water, I have been unable to find any references in texts of Greek mythology to water-priestesses called "Pegae." Pegae is a Greek word that means "spring" or "well" and I have seen a mention of a pond by this name in a version of the tales of Jason and the Argonauts, but that is all. Later in this article you'll see examples of people trying to link Pegasus to the myth of the unicorn.

Pl:

"Peel [sic] (Volcano)" is on Madrak's short list of "Gods / Goddesses" on their Demonbusters web site.[114] "Peel" is obviously a misspelling of the name of the Goddess Pl, who would be one of the "Old Hawaiian" deities that they mention in the same list. Pl is the Hawaiian Goddess of fire in the earth.

Pergamos:

Pergamos is listed as a demon in the "Learn About The Real Enemy- Satan and his Followers- Names of Satan and His Demons" section of the Demonbusters web site.[115] Pergamos, a city of Mysia, is one of the "seven congregations" in Revelation 1:11; 2:12‑17, not a demon.

Pythoness:

Under "Demons and Characteristics" the Madraks list "Pythoness"[116] on their Demonbusters web site. Pythoness is a term which refers to the Priestesses of the Delphic Oracle. They were priestesses of Apollo, not Satan. Python was a mythical serpent which sprang from the stagnant waters that remained after a deluge sent by Zeus in the ate of Deucalion. Some stories claim that Python was the son of the earth Goddess Gaia. Python was killed by Apollo, an event which was celebrated by the Pythian Games. There are many other misinterpretations of myths about pythons in the Demonbusters web site.

Ra:

In Michaelson's Your Kids and the Occult is she states that "Little girls won't have any problem at all accepting the concept of the Mother Goddess or that they themselves can become goddesses, because for years they lived the fantasy of Wonder Woman and of She-Ra, Princess of Power...Take She-Ra's name, for starters. Ra was the name of the ancient Egyptian sun god, and one of the early names of the Mother Goddess, who is worshiped today by thousands of Witches and Neo-pagans."[117]

Michaelsen is correct in stating that Ra was the Egyptian Sun God. Ra (Variations: Re, Ra-Harakhti, Atum, Aten, Aton, Kheph-Ra) was the Chief god of the Heliopolis pantheon. His name is so old that its original meaning is lost. Ra is usually depicted as a man, sometimes with a hawk's head. Crowley mentions Ra in the cry of the aethyr Zax in Liber Aervm Vel Saecvli and in Liber VII: Liber Liberi vel Lapidis Lazuli, Advmbratio Kabbalae Aegyptiorum Svb Figvra VII. Ra is also a name which appears on the Pantacle of Frater V.I.O. in Crowley's Liber CLXV. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn mentions Ra in the initiation of the Theoricus and Adeptus Major grades as well as in the Rosicrucian Ritual of the Relation Between Chess and Tarot.

A number of people including the Farrars[118] and Barbara Walker[119] have suggested that Ra may have been a masculinized version of the Goddess as Michaelsen is suggesting here. One of the Goddesses of ancient Heliopolis had a feminine version of this name (indicated by the addition of a "t"): Ra-t. She was also known as Rat-tauit ("Ra-t of the World"). This may also have been the inspiration for the name of the cartoon character She-Ra. What is really disturbing here is that Michaelsen is clearly toeing the fundamentalist Christian line concerning women: That is to say, neither Michaelsen nor the Church want women to be powerful.

Rephaim:

Rephaim is listed as an order of demons in the "Learn About The Real Enemy- Satan and his Followers- Names of Satan and His Demons" page of the Demonbusters web site.[120] Rephaim is a Hebrew name meaning "weakeners". In Enoch I this was an order of fallen angels, others listed including the Nephilim, Emim, Zamzummim. In the Dictionaire Infernal this was an order of fallen angels too.

Continue on to Definitions... Demons (A-B) - Demons (C-G) - Demons (H-L) - Demons (M-R) - Demons (S-Z)



Footnotes...

[99] Hurtag, J. J.: The Keys of Enoch, The Academy for Future Science, Los Gatos, CA, 1977.
[100] Marrs, Texe: Mystery Mark of the New Age, pg 134-140.
[101] "Demons and Characteristics", http://www.demonbuster.com/zpart2‑w11.html.
[102] Warnke, Mike. (1991), Schemes of Satan, pg 29.
[103] "Demons and Characteristics" http://www.demonbuster.com/zpart2‑w11.html
[104] Ibid.
[105] "Demons and Characteristics" http://www.demonbuster.com/zpart2‑w11.html
[106] Rapacki, Lyle J. (1988). Satanism: The Not So New Problem, Intel, pg 59.
[107] Sloat, Lou. (Date unknown). Texas Ritualistic Crime Information Network Occult Crime Manual, pg 14.
[108] Larson, Bob. (1989). Larson's New Book of Cults, Tyndale House, Wheaton, IL, pg 464.
[109] http://members.aol.com/jackmroper/jacksbio.htm, emphasis in original.
[110] Ibid.
[111] Ibid.
[112] Sloat, Lou: Texas Ritualistic Crime Information Network Occult Crime Manual, pg 76.
[113] Marrs, Texe. Mystery Mark of the New Age, pg 116.
[114] Demons and Characteristics" http://www.demonbuster.com/zpart2‑w11.html
[115] "Demons and Characteristics" http://www.demonbuster.com/zpart2‑w11.html
[116] "Demons and Characteristics", http://www.demonbuster.com/zpart2‑w11.html.
[117] Michaelsen, Johanna. Your Kids and the Occult, pg 9.
[118] Farrar, Janet and Farrar, Stewart. (1987). The Witches' Goddess, pg 263.
[119] Walker, Barbara G. The Woman's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets, pg 838.
[120] "Demons and Characteristics" http://www.demonbuster.com/zpart2‑w11.html








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