Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A View from Below the Church

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lucifer is a Saint and it was NEVER the Devil's Name

The (Church) Fathers maintain that Lucifer is NOT the proper name of the Devil, but denotes only the state from which he has fallen.

- Lucifer, 1910 Catholic Encyclopedia

Lucifer Calaritanus (Italian: Lucifero da Cagliari) (d. May 20, 370 or 371) was a bishop of Cagliari in Sardinia known for his passionate opposition to Arianism. He is venerated as a Saint in Sardinia, though his status remains controversial.

- Lucifer of Cagliari, Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saint Lucifer, better as known as 'Lucifer Calaritanus', or in the Italian language 'Lucifero da Cagliari' is apparently seen by at least some observers a a 'controversial' Saint of the Catholic Church. Even so, anyone that has studied Church history knows quite weell that since Saint Lucifer passed away in the year 371, niire than 1,600 years ago, the likelihood of his actual Sainthood ever being officially revoked by the Church is basically zero and will probably remain that way forever. So any reader who has a burning desire to de-Saint 'Lucifer' should give up now, because it's never going to happen.  In other words, Saint Lucifer is here to stay, no matter what new dirt historians may dig up on him even today.

Saint Lucifer's Biography

Lucifer first appears in history as an envoy from Liberius of Rome to the Emperor Constantius II, requesting the convening of a church council. At the Council of Milan in 354 or 355 he defended Athanasius of Alexandria against Arian attempts to secure his condemnation by Western bishops. It was reported that Constantius II, a supporter of Arian theology, confined Lucifer for three days in the palace, where Lucifer continued to argue vehemently. 

Along with Eusebius of Vercelli and Dionysius of Milan, he was exiled. He travelled first to Syria, then to Palestine and finally to Thebes in Egypt. While in exile, he wrote fiery pamphlets to the emperor in which he proclaimed himself to be ready to suffer martyrdom for his beliefs. After the death of Constantius and the accession of Julian the Apostate, Lucifer was able to return from exile in 362.

- Lucifer of Cagliari, Saint Lucifer, Wikipedia

Saint Lucifer's Major Writings

1. Moriundum esse pro Dei filio (It is Necessary to Die for the Son of God)
2.  De non conveniendo cum haereticis (On not meeting with heretics)
3. De regibus apostaticis (On apostate kings)
4. De non parcendo in Deum delinquentibus (On not forgiving those who transgress against God)

- Lucifer of Cagliari, Saint Lucifer, Wikipedia

The Sainthood of Lucifer
Lucifer's status as a Saint is a matter of controversy. According to John Henry Blunt's 1874 Dictionary of Sects, Heresies, Ecclesiastical Parties, and Schools of Religious Thought:
"The Church of Cagliari celebrated the feast of a Saint Lucifer on the 20th of May. Two Archbishops of Sardinia wrote for and against the sanctity of Lucifer. The Congregation of the Inquisition imposed silence on both parties, and decreed that the veneration of Lucifer should stand as it was. The Bollandists defend this decree of the Congregation ... contending that the Lucifer in question is not the author of the schism, but another Lucifer who suffered martyrdom in the persecution of the Vandals."

A chapel in Cagliari's cathedral is dedicated to a Saint Lucifer. Marie Josephine Louise of Savoy, wife of Louis XVIII of France, is buried there.

- Lucifer of Cagliari, Saint Lucifer, Wikipedia

LINK--> Lucifer of Cagliari, Saint Lucifer, Wikipedia

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The All-Seeing Eye of Christ, not the Devil

The man who designed the original Eye of the Pyramid in 1782 as seen on the reverse side of the Great Seal of the United States (also seen on the back side of the one dollar bill) was NOT a Freemason, but a Christian (most probably a Protestant). How devout or traditional of a believer he actually was, we do not know, but it was definitely Christianity (and nothing else) that inspired the Eye theme, not Freemasonry. Here is why:

TITLE: Supper at Emmaus 
DATE: 1525
ARTIST: Pontormo Carucci

During a frugal meal, served by the monks who commissioned the painting, two disciples recognize Christ after the Resurrection, (Luke: 24). The naturalistic details precede the genre scenes of 17th century painting. Following the Council of Trent (1545 -1563) the eye of God seen above replaced the three-faced head of the Trinity. It was painted for the guesthouse of the Carthusian monastery at Galluzzo. However, following the suppression of convents, the work was transferred to the Accademia in 1810 and later to the collection of the Uffizi Gallery in 1948.

- Supper at Emmaus,

The eye that looks out from the top of Jacopo Pontormo's painting, "Cena in Emmaus" is, to say the least, mysterious. Art is indeed what the vision makes of it but someone still has to bring the meal on a plate.

The triangle could be read simply as a symbol of Trinity but the artist has done a rare thing, surpassing even the best intentions of a modern surrealist. While we are looking at the painting, the painting is also looking at us. If we connect this observation with the apparition of the Resurrected Christ before two of his disciples, the painting, by its composition, studies the nature of belief. It makes us rethink what Christ's resurrection meant to the disciples and by extension to Christians themselves. The painting reveals that the resurrection was a powerful 'visual' event. The affirmation of the 'truth' is in what the eye sees. We may suddenly realise that not only can God see everything, but we too can see him through Jesus as an incarnation. Belief is a reciprocal event. He shows not only just his earthly presence but that Man is indeed made in his image. 

God can now not only be 'believed in' but actually perceived using our senses.

- The Poetry of it All: Overcoming confusion by believing,

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Star of David and the Book of Genesis, Chapter One, Verse One...

In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth.

- Genesis 1:1




Notice how the Star of David is indeed the perfect symbol for which to represent all of God's Creation, not just Heaven (Triangle UP or Eye Above), or Earth alone (Triangle DOWN or Eye Below), but the entire continuum (both Heaven AND Earth) initially created by God at the beginning of Time. Seems to me, the Star of David is indeed referenced with the very first sentence found in the Judeo/Christian Bible. It is one of the reasons why the Catholic Church still tends to call the hexagram the Star of Creation, or Creator's Star.    

A Single Poem about the Single Geometric Shape called the Star of David, the Hexagram

A Poem about the Star of David

"I" am that I am the "I" as I am
in you as I am in all things.

"I"give you my peace to mankind
my peace the peace of "I"

"I" made heaven for those who are
worthy to be aware of all of light

"I" made you because of love,
you are my family of the greater whole
of the universe.

My symbol in light is the six pointed
star the star of heaven
this is my great seal.

- "I" Sail with the Seal, by John M. Tapia

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Star of David in Da Vinci's 'Proportions of the Human Figure'

There has recently been a tremendous amount of excitement around the symmetry and geometry that is contained in DaVinci's drawing called "Proportions of the Human Figure." The popular novel, "The DaVinci Code" by Dan Brown tells of how there is a six-pointed star hidden within the drawing. One idea around the six-pointed star is that the 2 intersecting triangles represent a symmetrical union of male (yang) and female (yin). 

I have seen some constructions within the drawing that have been made by others, towards the end of espousing certain conclusions. For example, some think that the star represents something called the Merkaba. The Merkaba is a star tetrahedron which represents the human energy field (or light body).

- The Da Vinci Code, by Ralph Miller, (


The first DaVinci Code article showed step-by-step how a perfect six-pointed star could be constructed within the human figure. Some suggest that the six-pointed star also represents two three-dimensional tetrahedrons. A tetrahedron is a four-sided solid, where each side is an equilateral triangle. The two interlocking tetrahedrons together form a solid called a star tetrahedron.

To review, you have a perfect six-pointed Star of David in DaVinci's drawing, which can be extended into a three-dimensional star tetrahedron, unfolding a story about unknown hyper-dimensional physical forces 

The symmetry and synchronicity of this is amazing. "As above, so below" takes on real meaning when you think of the Star of David revealed by DaVinci and in the sky...The drawing contains much, much more hidden information.

- The Da Vinci Code, by Ralph Miller, (







Saturday, May 18, 2013

The Judeo/Christian Witch and 21st Century Rock Star known as Stevie Nicks

We make all of our suns the same. Everyone must suffer the fire we've made. They all explode just the same and there's no going back on the plans we've made...You know all of our friends are gods and they all tell us how to paint our face, but there's only one brush we need. It's the one that never leaves a trace

- Peacekeeper, by Fleetwood Mac (2001)
As the chilling lyrics to the song above seem to suggest, the original members of the Rock Band Fleetwood Mac (including the infamous Stevie Nicks) still seem drawn to the Occult and even promote it in their song lyrics. Yet when I googled Stevie Nicks to investigate, my heart and I finally became her fan.
You see, when I was younger and far more devout, I was told by my older cousins and their friends that Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac was the most powerful Satanic witch in the world and every year she would, by age-old tradition, wander up into the mountains for a week or so to have sex with a wild, Mountain Billy goat- the Devil. Apparently, that rumor was fairly common in the 70s, which was the time I first heard about it.
Yet, as can be seen with just a few select quotes (see below), Stevie Nicks was, and is, far too normal to ever be into that sort of thing- you know, bestiality (sex with animals). Seems to me she'sa  perfect example of what is best referred to as a good-hearted, well-intentioned, 'white' Witch who still believes in God and His Angels, rather than Satan and his demons.  Here is Stevies Nicks herself from two different 1998 interviews:


Disc Jockey: You used to think you were a Witch. 
Stevie Nicks: Yes...
- Stevie Nicks Interview, WEGQ FM Eagle 93.7 (May 21, 1998)
A long, long time ago I decided I was going to have a kind of mystical presence, so I made my clothes, my boots, my hair, and my whole being go with that. But it wasn't something I just made up at that point. It's the way I've always been. I've always believed in good witches-not bad witches-and fairies and angels.
- Stevie Nicks, Interview Magazine, July 1998

I think there is definitely a God. I think there was definitely an Angel with me all the way through the bad times. Somebody keeping me safe. I feel very spiritual now. I really believe that God makes my music good and makes me able to deliver it and makes me able to not look or feel fifty. I mean, there has to be some outside help- this can't all be happening on its own.
- Stevie Nicks, WEGQ FM Eagle 93.7 (May 21, 1998)

As can be seen and read here, Stevie Nicks has either calmed down and is perhaps hiding a dark and wicked past (which I seriously doubt) or she really is, and always was, a sweet little girl with a huge imagination that still has an abiding affection for the God of the Holy Bible. In short, if Stevie Nicks is really a Witch, she is a Judeo/Christian Witch and therefore an ally, not an enemy to be despised.
God bless and Shalom.