The Mystery of Iniquity
I intend here to give show the nature of forces and of events that may propel an antichrist manifesting occult powers onto the world stage in these days. As Paul predicted:
For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: (2Thess 2:7-8)
Occult activities have been practiced throughout the ages at least in small groups. Even in western civilization, which considered itself too intelligent to believe in such superstition, such practices continued in private among some in many places.
The discovery of magic texts by archaeologists permitted
the spread of occult knowledge into elite circles. That a politician,
educated at a university where such a thing could have been learned, wrote a
story which many critics called “the most powerful and appalling story of the
supernatural ever printed in the English language” is
a coincidence consistent with this idea.
A more concrete demonstration of this connection is shown by the
education of Aleister Crowley at the same university. In December 1896, in his second year at
Many of them also which used curious arts brought their
books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. (Acts
This is not to infer that all students that are thus exposed at an elite university will practice witchcraft, nor that such exposure would necessarily occur in the archaeology or anthropology department of its origin. I failed to complete an education at a university where such was possible and saw no sign of such a thing. The nature of human curiosity and temptation will ensure that some practice such and their high-caliber education will propel them into many positions of influence and power.
Espionage serves this same end in a supporting way. Widespread surveillance also opened up knowledge of the occult outside of the circles that had previously practiced it. Curiosity and easy means to fulfill it made the learning of the dark things of the world an inevitable consequence of such technology for those who had access to it. The sort of elite occultist described above would be among their likely targets. This creates a class of spy (government or corporate) that might also prey on those of their targets that they do not like.
The person of Michael A. Aquino
gives substance to the relationship between the occult and intelligence
activities. While advancing in a
career as an Army Psychological Operations Officer, Aquino
was faithfully involved in the occult beginning as a member of the
All of this is done in the West. Non-western powers likely have similar and perhaps different means to the same ends.
Copyright © 2008, 2009
Adapted from a similar passage in my possibly censored book.