Welcome back to IlluminatiWatcher.com! My name is Isaac Weishaupt and today we’ll explore a television series that echoes many of the messages of the occultists like Aleister Crowley as well as the lessons learned right here on this website.
This show was used in my article written in January 2016 to demonstrate the occult and Illuminati obsession in entertainment called 2016: A Preview of Illuminati and Occult Symbols in Film and Television and it couldn’t have been more accurate.
The show in question is called The Magicians…
*I’ve created a video for this post with clips from the show- you can watch it on the IlluminatiWatcher1 YouTube channel (subscribe while you’re there):
Like I’ve mentioned several times in the past, science fiction (therefore the “SyFy” network) is a tool used to program the masses. In my book The Star Wars Conspiracy: Hidden Occult and Illuminati Symbolism of Aliens & The New Age it couldn’t be expressed more clearly.
L. Ron Hubbard was one of the most prolific writers of science fiction before creating the Church of Scientology. He once said:
“Science Fiction, particulary in its Golden Age, had a mission. To get man to the stars.“
Previously I’ve connected this statement to the Sci-Fi push to get us interested in interstellar travel or alien contact; but today’s exploration is a slight alteration in that the magician will use the energies of the cosmos to create change here on earth…
Another Secret Society
The school used to secretly teach the ways of the magician is called Brakebills University. Similar to the other mystery schools of antiquity; only those invited and deemed worthy are able to learn the esoteric mysteries of the occult.
In the television series we here that the characters are trying to get into Yale (before being diverted over to Brakebills); which draws obvious analogies to the secret society known as the Skull & Bones which is housed at Yale.
Another curiosity of Brakebills resides in its logo. You’ll see it centered on a bee with a key:
The key is symbolic of Freemasonry and indicates the importance of keeping the secrets from the masses (aka the Illuminati Vow of Silence), as well as the adoration of Solomon’s Temple (built by Freemasons’ founder Hiram Abiff as well as the spirits guided by the sigil of the Star of David).
The bee is also part of the rich history of Freemason iconography. I discussed this concept of the bee in my first book- A Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory: The Illuminati, Ancient Aliens and Pop Culture and how it ties into today’s Illuminati symbolism of the Baphomet:
The Merovingian Dynasty came about in the late 5th century and persisted until the 8th century. They dominated much of the region around France, (as the name of the Merovingian “Franks” blatantly shows us). The Merovingian Franks worshipped Pagan deities, and used the bee as one of their symbolic rituals. Frank King Childeric I was buried in a cloth that was adorned with bees. The Franks also used a weapon called an angon (translated as “sting”) with a bee-like spearhead. The symbol of the Fleur-de-lis is a depiction based on the argon, therefore derived from the bee. The Fleur-de-lis lily symbol is shown all over France, America, and Canada in coats of arms and flags. The Fleur-de-lis is also depicted behind the image of the Baphomet devil, with the symbol above its head.
The Dangers of Magick
Aleister Crowley added a “k” to the word Magic in order to differentiate from the stage magic of entertainment. The magicians of the occult believe in utilizing magick to make changes to the universe. Aleister Crowley defined magick as such:
“…the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will.”
…and the Tarot card for The Magician demonstrates the ideas of the Hermetic axiom “As Above So Below” which corresponds to the magician making changes to the cosmos (Above) from earth (Below).
So it seems that practicing ritual or ceremonial magick doesn’t come without consequence. Again; I make reference to The Star Wars Conspiracy for further details on the warnings of entering alternate realities:
This one particular sephirot known as Da’at is different from the others in that it represents a hidden knowledge, which is why it is omitted from most illustrations of the Kabbalah Tree of Life. This empty region on the Tree of Life is referred to as The Abyss and Aleister Crowley was particularly interested in the characteristics it possessed. He expressed his interest in Little Essays Towards Truth where he discussed Kabbalah as it pertains to his Thelema religion:
Beyond it stretches what is called The Abyss. This doctrine is extremely difficult to explain; but it corresponds more or less to the gap in thought between the Real, which is ideal, and the Unreal, which is actual. In the Abyss all things exist, indeed, at least in posse, but are without any possible meaning; for they lack the substratum of spiritual Reality. They are appearances without Law. They are thus Insane Delusions.
Crowley went further to express the ideas that crossing this Abyss is a dangerous undertaking, from which one could lose their mind if not properly prepared. However, if one successfully traversed The Abyss, they would become a Master of the Temple in his A.A. Silver Star faith which indicates this high ranking individual has gained understanding of the universe.
What is interesting here is that there is also a belief in an inverted realm of the Tree of Life in which the sephirot each have representations of evil forces (an idea similar to the one we saw in the Netflix series Stranger Things). This inverted realm contains fallen angels which are referred to as the Qlippoth (also known as the realm of the damaged gods).
The warnings are given multiple times in The Magicians.
First, Eliot warns Quentin about the third year class that mysteriously “lost” most of their students. He then tells Quentin about the waiver everyone signs before attending Brakebills that says “spellwork is not unlikely to murder you.”
Another example is during a lecture by the Dean in which he discusses the Magicians’ pursuit of power of the world and warns that it “does not come cheaply.” He warns that a lack of guidance makes the world of magick extremely dangerous and there are certain spells that are far too powerful and it could turn around and consume the practitioner and change them into “something else.”
Finally, Quentin is warned to get off of the garden path; otherwise The Beast will get him. This brings some interesting questions up because in terms of analogies, to say one is “on the garden path” is to say that they are being deceived or tricked.
Judging from the 1st season, it appears that to follow the traditional education of Brakebills is to be on the “garden path,” while exploring the darker, unauthorized realms of magick is to get off the garden path.
Are they suggesting that Brakebills and the garden path is a deception that will lead to the death via The Beast?… Is the alternative to join the hedge witch groups which dabble in the darker arts in order to confront and kill The Beast?… Time will tell.
One last interesting idea is to be found if you go to the fictional Brakebills University website and take their “entrance exam.” One of the questions asks which celebrity is not interesting modern pop culture figure that recently had an MKULTRA type breakdown magician (which I believe would be all of them), but they chose an …
Feeding “The Beast”
How curious is it that the main villain of the show is referred to as “The Beast?” Most are aware that the occultist magician Aleister Crowley owned this moniker which was bestowed upon him by his own mother. Crowley eventually embraced it and called himself “The Beast 666” further emphasizing his disdain for organized religion and Christianity.
We’ve already explored the beliefs that Crowley has in common with the show’s magicians; but to see a villain embodying the same name begs the question of how this association is to be understood. If you look into the wiki pages for The Magicians you’ll see that The Beast was birthed when a young Martin Chatwin explored the magical world of Fillory without proper preparation.
This is an explicit example of the warnings of entering into The Abyss for the initiate that is unprepared- they could lose their mind if not properly prepared and that is precisely what happens here.
Furthermore, the symbol associated with The Beast is the smiley face…
Typically this symbol is no consequence but if you look a bit further it has a disturbing history. First, there are the theories of a group of serial killers referred to as the Smiley Face Killers. Beyond that, we see it associated with the graphic novel Watchmen.
The Watchmen was written by Alan Moore- a noted magician and occultist. Alan Moore said the following:
I believe that magic is art, and that art, whether that be music, writing, sculpture, or any other form, is literally magic. Art is, like magic, the science of manipulating symbols, words or images, to achieve changes in consciousness … Indeed to cast a spell is simply to spell, to manipulate words, to change people’s consciousness, and this is why I believe that an artist or writer is the closest thing in the contemporary world to a shaman.
Moore is also a practitioner of Aleister Crowley’s Thelema religion- once again tying into this same thread.
New Magick is the Old Religion
The show leads the viewer to believe in a hidden version of reality where man can become like god through the occult knowledge of magick.
Julia’s rehab counselor, Richard, turns out to be a magician as well. He indoctrinates her to believe that magick is a set of tools left around since creation. Julia asks if God will be mad that we’re playing with His tools and Richard corrects her by stating:
“God; ‘Gods’ really; they don’t do things by accident. The tools were left for us to find.”
Here we find out that the art of magick is really just a continuation of an ancient source of hidden wisdom. This ties us back into the ideas of the ancient mystery schools of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. These schools were driven underground and allegedly formed into more secretive groups which the “Illuminati” are privy to. This same belief system is practiced by those that attend Bohemian Grove on an annual basis to provide a sacrifice to the owl deity.
We’re looking at a pagan systems of worshipping multiple gods in exchange for the powers of black magick.
In one episode, Quentin receives a mark on his palm of the All Seeing Eye inside of a pyramid (a common symbol from these secret societies). He asks Alice Quinn what it means and she informs him that it’s about contacting the “Other Side.” Again, this talk of the “Other Side” is a reference to the Abyss, or Da’ath on the Tree of Life. It’s a forbidden zone which is inhabited by the fallen angels or damaged gods (see Peter Levenda’s The Dark Lord).
Julia and the Cakes of Light
Julia is one of the main characters of the show and she is drawn into the hedge witch groups that practice the darker arts and even contact with the deities.
In the first season we find a disturbing sequence when her group of hedge witches call upon a goddess entity which ultimately possesses Richard’s body and he proceeds to rape Julia.
Julia effectively gets raped by this entity, and I wonder if she is meant to be pregnant. This would put her character in line with many other tales of occult nature that show us impregnation by a demonic entity (e.g. Rosemary’s Baby, Alien, Prometheus, and Aleister Crowley’s Moonchild).
There is no doubt the entertainment industry and the occult are obsessed with this idea of conceiving a hybrid offspring of demonic nature.
The 13th episode in which we see this disturbing rape is called “Have You Brought Me Little Cakes?” which is very reminiscent to the sex magick rituals of Crowley which called the semen “Cakes of Light.” In Crowley’s Magick, Book IV he details it as such:
A Eucharist of some sort should most assuredly be consummated daily by every magician, and he should regard it as the main sustenance of his magical life. It is of more importance than any other magical ceremony, because it is a complete circle. The whole of the force expended is completely re-absorbed; yet the virtue is that vast gain represented by the abyss between Man and God.
The magician becomes filled with God, fed upon God, intoxicated with God. Little by little his body will become purified by the internal lustration of God; day by day his mortal frame, shedding its earthly elements, will become in very truth the Temple of the Holy Ghost. Day by day matter is replaced by Spirit, the human by the divine; ultimately the change will be complete; God manifest in flesh will be his name.
The Eucharist he references is a wafer that has various items in it; including blood (which could be menstrual or even a baby’s blood) as well as semen.
In that same episode, Julia and Quentin find one of the brother gods, Ember, and he proceeds to give them an elixir that will enable them to be god-like and battle The Beast. The elixir is a jar of his semen which they are supposed to ingest- just like the Eucharist in Crowley’s Cakes of Light. It seems quite obvious as to why Ember asks them the question:
“Have you brought me little cakes?…”
It should also be noted that Ember resembles a symbolic entity of the occult we’ve already mentioned…
While this show is entertaining on some levels, it’s far more disturbing if you understand what the hidden messages are. Even worse, it is an obvious play by the entertainment industry to lure adolescents into the dark territory of the occult.
The Harry Potter series rose to much fame in the early 2000s and those children who were fascinated by the world of wizards and magick are now able to take it a step further with The Magicians. The New York Times reviewed it and said it:
“…could crudely be labeled a Harry Potter for adults…“
It may seem a bit excessive to say the show is pure evil, but given the content and symbols it seems that it could be nefarious in the idea that it draws the viewers into a world that was forbidden and even banned for so many years. I don’t advocate to shut down ceremonial magick or its practitioners, but I do believe people need to understand what they’re getting into.
What viewers need to understand is that they are being led down a path of New Age programming to believe in pursuing contact with inter dimensional beings in order to become a new form of mankind. When Quentin is given a tour of the Brakebills campus we are shown the “latent powers” of mankind being brought into fruition by the various students that practice the various disciplines these magicians subscribe to.
This idea of pursuing “hidden powers” is the exact warning I provided in The Star Wars Conspiracy:
The progression of the Star Wars-Illuminati theory takes the reader through explorations of occult doctrine, including the concepts of duality (light vs. dark), Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey,” Aleister Crowley’s Thelema beliefs in magick and the New Age powers of the mind with Blavatsky’s super-man with hidden powers. The global consciousness is demonstrated with the science fiction agenda to destroy Christianity while programming the concept of an impersonal God that exists in a future without organized religion. Transhumanism takes the center stage as we see the possibilities to keep the body alive through augmentation of technology. This technology is demonstrated as once existing “long ago and far away;” akin to the mysteries of Atlantis and Lemuria that many New Age occultists have desired to pursue.
Like other works of science fiction, Star Wars shows us a world of fantasy, but the truth behind it is that the “Illuminati” want us to pursue this fantasy to the point of fanatic belief. The genre of science fiction typically shows us an alternate version of reality devoid of religion, and this is echoed as the global consciousness’ version of creation with the Force. Sci-fi is also instrumental in supporting theories of occultists who suggest that there are hidden, latent powers within all of mankind that will someday be unlocked, and that is the journey we take with young Anakin and Luke Skywalker.
Just like Star Wars, the nefariousness of this show is in its insidious draw to bring people towards these dark arts…
I want to thank you for reading, and if any of this resonated with you or if you have more questions; I can’t implore you enough to read The Star Wars Conspiracy: Hidden Occult and Illuminati Symbolism of Aliens & the New Age. You’ll be shocked at the number of parallels it draws with not only The Magicians but also the many science fiction and superhero films & shows being forced towards us in this final age of mankind before the transhuman revolution into Crowley’s Aeon of Horus…
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Website publisher of IlluminatiWatcher.com, author, and independent researcher; Isaac Weishaupt has been on the leading edge of conspiracy theories surrounding the elusive “Illuminati” and its infiltration of the entertainment industry. Using examples of familiar pop culture and works of entertainment, Isaac has been speaking and writing about the occult from a unique perspective that seeks to understand the big agenda while helping others along the way.
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