Biblically speaking the word SPIRIT means intelligent energy. Spirit beings have intelligence, and since they are not made of matter, they have to consist of energy. Sorcery and Magic work through the release or application of energy, of power, of force that is being controlled, not so much by the magician or the sorcerer but rather by the spirit or the energy that uses the magician as a conduit. I would like to explore this subject of intelligent energies, of invisible, immaterial beings or spirits permeating our world and influencing every aspect of life from controlling man’s thoughts to causing what may be accurately termed ‘unnatural disasters’. The subject of magic is interesting to study because it is a confirmation of the presence of these ‘spirits’, these energies, these forces in the natural world although they are not visible to the natural eye. However, they are very much visible to the ‘spiritual’ eyes, as we shall see. Arthur C. Clarke formulated 3 laws called, surprise surprise, Clarke's laws, the best known of these 3 laws states:
- “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”
- Leigh Brackett, a Sci-Fi writer wrote: “Witchcraft to the ignorant, …. Simple science to the learned.”
Magic is in reality nothing more than technology based on the ability to access energies and powers that are normally latent in our world. In the book of Exodus we are introduced to what might be classified as the best examples of ‘Magic’ to be found in the Bible. Before the Israelite exodus from Egypt, Moses and Aaron performed a series of miracles before Pharaoh to show to him the ‘power of God’. Interestingly some of these miracles were duplicated by Pharaoh’s ‘wise men’ and ‘sorcerers’ that are identified as magicians in the Bible.
- Exodus 7 v 8: And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, v9 When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for you: then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent. v10 And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
The above miracle was performed by Moses and his brother Aaron in front of Pharaoh by the power of God Almighty. It is understandable and believable that God who created all things is able to display his power in such a fashion. However what is of interest to note in this story is the fact that the ‘magicians’ of Pharaoh were able to perform the same miracle although they were not working under the power of God.
- Exodus 7 v 11: Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. v12 For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods.
The question that arises is how did they duplicate this miracle? The ‘how’ is actually answered in the Bible story itself, it tells us that ‘now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their ‘enchantments’... Moses and Aaron performed ten miracles in all before Pharaoh. Out of these ten miracles, Pharaoh’s magicians were able to duplicate three but not the other seven. Pharaoh's magicians themselves acknowledged that these miracles were performed by the power or ‘finger of God’ as they called it.
- Exodus 8 v 18: And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast. v19 Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
The word INCANTATION has the following meanings:
1. Ritual recitation of verbal charms or spells to produce a magic effect.
2. A formula used in ritual recitation; a verbal charm or spell.
In the above definition I would like to draw your attention to the word, ‘FORMULA’. One of the definitions of the word Formula is as follows: A prescription of ingredients in fixed proportion; a recipe. Enchantments used in magic ceremonies are therefore recipes that have a scientific and technological basis that effect changes in the natural world. A food recipe takes existing physical ingredients and combines them in fixed proportions to effect a desired change. For example eggs, mushrooms and spinach along with salt and seasoning may be combined in fixed proportions to make a quiche. All the ingredients undergo a change in their physical nature but the result is a desired food product according to the formula or recipe created by the chef.
Magic is a scientific and technological process that combines existing invisible energies in fixed proportions according to a FORMULA known only to those who have been initiated in the knowledge of the science of magic. Magic therefore is based on language, as are all scientific formulas. The language may not be understood even by the practitioner of magic but nonetheless it is a scientific language as are the languages of all sciences. The magician in essence is the operator of a machine the workings of which he himself does not understand. As an example most people know that pressing the ON button on a TV set will make it work but they do not understand the technology of how the machine actually works. So it is with magic, the enchantments or incantations are formulas that release energies through the spoken word to effect changes, even to reshape or transform matter, and in some cases to form matter, seemingly out of nothing.
The understanding of how magic works, real magic, as for example practiced by the magicians of Pharaoh 3500 years ago in transforming wooden rods into living serpents, begins by understanding that there are two dimensions of existence; the visible dimension and the invisible dimension.. Sleight of hand tricks employed by so – called ‘magicians’ do not qualify as real magic.
- The Visible dimension corresponds with the corporeal, flesh and blood, the material dimension; this is what we call the Natural world.
- The Invisible dimension corresponds with the ethereal, the energy dimension. This is known as the Spirit world.
Spirits are invisible, immaterial, intelligent beings. Spirits occupy the same physical space that corporeal creatures do but they are way more powerful since they are composed of energy not matter. Biblically speaking this is more true of God than any other being. God is a being of pure energy who is the Creator of all matter. The God of the Bible, Jehovah is frequently described in the Bible in words and terms that can only mean energy, and power. For example in the book of Revelation, chapter 4, the apostle John provides an eyewitness account of his vision of God.
- Revelation 4:2: And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. v5: And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
In the above description the use of words such as Lightnings imply electrical energy, thundering and voices imply sonic energy. God is said to have seven spirits which are depicted as ‘lamps of fire’; Lamps suggest Light and Fire suggests Thermal energy. The seven spirits of God are most likely seven fundamental energies that constitute, and power all of creation. In the book of Exodus we find the following description of the time when God descended upon Mount Sinai at the time of the giving of the Ten Commandments.
- Exodus 20:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
The LORD (Jehovah) we are told descended upon Mount Sinai in fire, and the mountain was literally on fire with the smoke ascending up as that of a furnace; this could be indicative of some type of powerful craft. For example whenever we see videos of spacecraft like the Apollo or the Space shuttle, there is a great deal of smoke that spews forth from the exhaust. So the fire and smoke could have resulted from a craft of some type or it could have been the Energy that is Jehovah God causing these manifestations of the Energy in the natural world. The mountain also quaked greatly; here we have a Biblical example of the earth quaking by energy being exerted upon it. If God is not a being of Energy, how could the earth have been quaking, and quaking greatly at that? Whether the energy was emanating from a craft that caused the quaking or directly from God Himself, the fact remains that there was so much power on display that Moses said, “I fear and quake greatly”, Moses himself started quaking not just the mountain. This example of energy causing an earthquake is also seen in more than one place in the Bible; for example, in the book of Revelation we read:
- Revelation 16:18 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.
Once again we read descriptions of mighty energy, voices, thunders and lightnings. That seems to be the pattern in the Bible, Sonic and Electric Energy seem to be the primary forms of energy affecting the natural world as opposed to electromagnetic energy that we hear so much about in the field of directed energy weapons etc. William Cohen, then Defense Secretary, testified before a Senate committee in 1997 that electromagnetic energy was being used to create exotic weaponry that could cause earthquakes and other ‘unnatural’ disasters. This is a quote from his testimony: "Others are engaging in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves.
However, Sonic Energy seems to be the primary form of Energy in the Bible, not electromagnetism, from which all other forms of energy are derived. For example in the very beginning of the book of Genesis we read:
- Genesis 1 v 3: And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
Light itself resulted from the energy of Sound, God spoke, God expressed Himself as stated in these three simple words, AND GOD SAID...At that very instant the energy of Sound was transformed into the energy of Light. Light itself would appear to be a form of audio waves of a frequency that is far beyond the range that human beings can generate or detect.
- John 1 v 1: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
The bible tells us that God is the Word, what has not been understood until now is that The Word is a language but it not a human language such English or French or Hebrew, it is AUDIO ENERGY. When God speaks, his utterance is a release of Sonic Energy, probably in the form of audio waves. This energy is intelligent because it is based on language, it is not random. So whatever is expressed by the language comes into existence because it is powered by the energy that is released by the act of expressing it in words that themselves are energy. The energy contains the instructions, literally a code like a computer language that instructs it as to what effect must be produced by the energy. Jesus stated emphatically in
- John 6:63: ... the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
Jesus said quite clearly that his words as spirit, are energy and life (vitality.) This is only possible if the words are waves of energy (sound waves) not dead letters as written on paper. This concept is best understood by comparing the language of God to a computer language. A computer language is not English or any human language yet it can produce human speech, videos, images, anything that a programmer desires for the language to produce when the language is energized by electrical impulses. Similarly the Word of God is a set of instructions that contain the energy to bring into existence that which is written in the instructions, it can be matter, or it could be a form of energy, such as light arising out of sound. So it seems that the Word (Sound Energy) is the fundamental energy from which all other energies such as Light, Thermal, and Electric energies arise.
This is the very basis for magic – incantations are formulas based on sound energy that release spirits (powers, forces, and energies) in the spiritual world to affect changes in the natural world. As mentioned earlier spirits themselves are energies, are forces, are powers, for whom the magician becomes a conduit. In that sense all human powers that be on earth are magicians, as shown in Stanley Kubrick’s movie ‘Eyes Wide Shut’. Highly placed people all engage in power generating rituals that draw on the power of evil spirits, of evil energies to gain earthly wealth and earthly power. Actually the reverse is true; evil spirits use these people as conduits to disperse their evil forces, their evil energies in the world; this is the reason why the history of the world is one of constant bloodshed and violence. Evil energies thrive on bloodshed, therefore bloodshed is very much a part of these rituals that these ‘leaders’ engage in, even to this day.
‘Eyes Wide Shut’ glamorized the rituals of the rich and powerful removing the bloodshed part which is the most important part of the ritual. However there was a 1970’s movie with Christopher Lee titled ‘The Satanic Rites of Dracula’ that depicted these rituals involving ministers in government, heads of industry and academia involved in sacrificial rituals to gain wealth and power. A well known professor was a part of this occult group and was engaged in genetically engineering a doomsday virus. Genetically engineered bio – weapons are very much fact not fiction; this perhaps is the real reason why so many works of fiction, books and movies, are based on this premise. Please be warned that the Dracula movie is very graphic, the ritual in this movie is even more realistic than in ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ and these rituals, even in movies, serve a greater purpose (an evil purpose) for the movie makers than just that of entertainment or monetary profit. These movies are works of fiction but they are based on historical fact, and since history has a tendency to repeat itself, there is no reason for us to believe that such acts of wicked depravity are not going on today.
The ritual of magic therefore is based on release of ‘sonic’ energy, energy that is released through spell casting and incantations that somehow manipulate matter. The process is one of technology; just as turning on a switch sends electricity to the bulb making it glow, so too does speaking certain secret formulas. The formula itself must produce audio waves of certain wavelengths that are the key to the transformation of matter such as that of a rod into a serpent. This is why the statement by Leigh Brackett, “Witchcraft to the ignorant, …. Simple science to the learned” is a true one. The science of how magic works is not known even to the magicians, all they are taught is the incantation but it is a certain fact that the powers that perform the magic are not the magicians but the unseen spirits, the powers, the forces that are invoked by the magician. These spirits have an exact knowledge of the scientific formula that can transform energy into matter. In recent times, some of this esoteric occult knowledge has been shared with man resulting in an explosion of technology that could not even be dreamed of a hundred years ago.
In future segments we will study how all matter is formed through the process of transformation of energy, Sonic Energy to be exact. God alone is able to speak (literally express energy in the form of sound waves) at all possible wavelengths, all possible frequencies, and can therefore create anything he desires. Spirit beings, both angels and devils have been given some of the energy that originates with God but they do not have the capability of expressing, of speaking beyond certain frequencies, which is the reason why they are not omnipotent like God. This is the reason why Pharaoh’s magicians were unable to duplicate all the miracles that God did by the hand of Moses and Aaron. There is no such thing as magic, only technology even if it seems to be magic. More to follow...