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On today’s episode of the Occult Symbolism and Pop Culture with Isaac Weishaupt podcast we’ll wrap up the apocalypse discussion with a talk about Albert Pike- Freemasonry, KKK and his alleged prophecy of the three world wars written in the 1800s! Then we’ll briefly discuss beliefs held by LDS Mormons, Aleister Crowley, Charles Manson, Bill Cooper and Theosophy before we dive deeper into the connections with Q Anon, Evangelicals, Trump, Traditionalism, Sound of Freedom and how these connect into Jerusalem and Israel as the final showdown. We’ll wrap it all up with a look at the Orthodox Christian perspective on the end times and how to behave accordingly!
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Welcome back to occult symbolism and pop culture. I’m your host, Isaac Weishaupt. Today we complete our two part analysis, the discussion about the impending apocalypse. We’re going to talk about our Pike, Freemasonry and we’re gonna take a look at this letter he supposedly allegedly wrote a letter detailing and very accurate descriptions of what was going to happen in World War One, two and three. Come on, bro. I’m not buying it. Oh, really, Albert Pike this Grandmaster Freemasons going to let the cat out of the bag? Well, we’re gonna talk about it. We’re going to also touch on different ideas from the LDS Mormons the Aleister Crowley’s the Charles Manson’s my red pill daddy, Bill Cooper. Then we’re going to dive deep. So deep on QA non evangelicals, you wanted me to say put about to sleep, but I did not. QA and on evangelicals traditionalism, our favorite philosophy. We talk about it all the time here a little bit on sound of freedom a little bit on Trump, make sure you’re still with me. And then why all these things are plugging into this mass ritual. It’s a mass ritual of the apocalyptic showdown in Jerusalem, Israel. And then we’re gonna wrap up with the truth. The truth from the Orthodox Christian perspective from Metropolitan Isaiah, a guy I’ve met, I met him and we’re gonna talk about real interesting stuff now. Surely you’ve heard part one if you haven’t listened to part one, you better go back. I don’t know what you’re doing. What are you doing? Don’t jump into part two. Yes, psychopath. I’m gonna call the police. Part one. We talked about the roots of this whole thing. Solomon, Solomon’s temple using demons to build a temple, magic, ritual magic. And we talked about the occult symbolism of Solomon, the Galatia. We talked about John D and how he was one of these occultists like Aleister Crowley who was trying to push for the end of the world. He was using these Puritan Protestant beliefs in man, triggering the second coming of Christ to rebuild the temple. And then we talked about the Knights Templars. And then I left you hanging, waiting, wanting part two. And to sum it all up, what we talked about in part one, they all want the End Times. It’s the grand finale, The spectacular grand finale. Because they’re crazy people. I’m just trying to you know, I’m just trying to watch some movies and hang out, pay some bills off. Get a convertible, I don’t know. They tried that. They tried to get in a convertible. These guys, okay, Albert Pike. Now he was one of the most famous Freemasons to ever walk this earth. We’re going back to the 1800s. All right. He was a general in the Confederate army. He was the sovereign grand commander of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry who take title, that’s the speculative branch of Freemasonry, that’s the Scottish Rite has the 33 degrees. It’s the most well known. He published a free Masonic book called Morals and Dogma that lays out the degrees of the initiation process. But of course, it’s veiled in secrecy. But it is. Less let’s see. It is a comparative religion. It’s about philosophy, symbolism, numerology, the great mysteries, as they call it with a capital G. This is the occult beliefs, right? This is the occult beliefs in a perennial philosophy they don’t believe they believe in a vague all knowing God. Not really the Christian holy trinity, which gets confusing when you’re when we’re talking about how they want to bring the second coming of Christ, right. I don’t profess to understand how all the pieces fit together. But I do think it’s strange. So he was influenced by a guy named Elvis Livia, a very famous prominent magician occultist who had said that Freemasonry He had all of its roots in the ancient pagan rituals. And a guy named Marina Rene going on who was the guy behind traditionalism philosophy. He chimed in on our pike. He said our pike admired Elvis Louie so much that he actually plagiarized Morals and Dogma from an Elvis Lavie book called the dogma and ritual of high magic. This is the book where Lavie drew the first depiction of the goat of Mendes, the Baphomet, back in 1854. And the Baphomet ties in all these things, as one would expect, because it goes back to when the Knights Templar were in the Middle East. Remember, we talked about that, and Part One supposedly learned from the assassins, and the secret society teaching there. And the Baphomet is actually a term that’s a derivation of Mohammed of Maha met. So there was some heavy duty Arabic influences there. But if you look to the Church of Satan, they have a web page on the history of the Baphomet. And it refers to Elvis Libby’s book, right? Which the was actually the English translation, which is called transcendental magic. Don’t be confused. It’s the same book and refers to chapter five, which is called the blazing pentagram, which is the star right? The pentagram is a star. And it says that the star is the sign of the Word made flesh, and symbolizes order or confusion, the two, the two polarities, they also talk about, you know, it could represent the lamb or the goat depending on its orientation, meaning upright or inverted. That’s why satanist using the inverted star, and when it’s inverted, also symbolizes Baphomet the goat of Mandy’s, because as you can imagine, it’s got sort of like a chin and, you know, ears, floppy ears, and horns, if you can picture that. And of course, it represents Satan or darkness. The references with magic and demonic activity goes back to the grimoires like that lesser Key of Solomon that we talked about in part one. And it talks about how sama built his temple by controlling demons. It actually also says the testament of Solomon is the oldest text Grimoire there goes back to one the first century BCE that had info on his ring Solomon’s ring that he you know, wore that he wore that he used to control the demons that they say it was actually bearing a pentagram a star. Nonetheless, from LFS Levy’s description, there have been many versions of the Baphomet symbol posted inside of a pentagram. Basically, the idea is that magic and the Baphomet are almost synonymous. Okay. Back to Albert Pike. He died in 1891. And his remains can be found in Washington DC at the House of the Temple. Where they do that Osiris rising ritual. There was a memorial statue built there. It was actually the only outdoor Confederate statue in all of Washington, DC. But in 2020, during the George Floyd protest, this statue was torn down and set on fire because of our Pike’s connections to the Confederacy, and allegedly the KK gay, I say allegedly, because that’s what Wikipedia says. But then they also post a quote from Albert Pike. And I’m gonna read it to you and he said, the white race and that race alone should govern this country. It’s the only one that is fit to govern, and it’s the only one that shell sounds pretty racist to me. Call me crazy. And the kk k claimed that pike was a high ranking member. So anyhow. And now they’re supposedly this lead. Why are we talking about our pipe? Supposedly, he wrote this letter that has some relevance to our topic today. And supposedly it was written in 1871. And a website, news 20 four.com is the best and always the best source. It was kind of the easiest source to find the actual writing of the letter. So we’re going to use it to read the contents of the letter that he supposedly wrote August 15 1871, to Italian politician Giuseppe Mazzini. And in the letter pike predicts the first world war being conducted by the Illuminati. I’ve also read that Albert Pike was supposedly running the American arm of the Illuminati, but conspiracy theory of course, because they say the Illuminati disbanded. Do you know in 1787? I think so, basically, he’s saying, Yeah, well,
what’s going to happen? It’s going to be the Illuminati overthrowing the czars of Russia, so it can turn it into an atheist communist state, so that communism could start to spread and destroy religion. And what do you know that would happen? You know, 40 years later. Plague also supposedly goes on to predict World War Two, saying it will play on the differences between fascists and political Zionist, and that it would destroy Nazism and empower political Zionism. How does he know how does he know these things? Right? I don’t believe it. Down to the term Nazi ism, come on. He talks about how communism is to be the counterbalance to Christianity so that these two forces would be intact for a final battle social Cataclysm as he calls it. That leads us to the third world war, which will, he says will be about the differences between the Zionist and the Islamic world. The Muslim Arabic world and the State of Israel will mutually destroy each other, all other nations will be divided on the issue. I’ll read this part verbatim here. Meanwhile, the other nations once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion. We shall unleash the nihilist and the atheist and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm, which in all its Horch will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere the citizens obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization and the multitude disillusioned with Christianity, whose deep deistic spirits will from that moment, be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render adoration will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer brought finally out in public view. So there is telling us Lucifer is the the final dictator, the final boss here. This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement, which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time. At the same damn time. How did he know the lyrics to the future song? So was the letter real? Because he, because he’s talking about World War Three, right? And like, how did he know? Well, the claim is that the British Library in London has this letter, and they’ve had it on display since 1977. And I Googled around I found a FOIA request submitted by someone named Daryl berry on April 25 2023, to the British Library. It shows the response allegedly seems pretty real, from the library denying that it’s ever had or seen that letter. And it had like an official letterhead from the British Library, it seemed very realistic looking. So my guess is that this is fake news. Based on you know, that plus the use of the term Nazi ism like he knew, I don’t know. But who knows, right? Could be, but if it is true, if you can prove this letter is true, then that’s a pretty damning piece of evidence, right? But as far as I can tell, Jury’s out a little bit. All right. Like this guy was prophetic down to an exact science. Apparently, if that’s true, so that was Albert Pike. Now let’s do a little round robin of some other characters that are really into this whole thing. The Mormons, in fact, that’s what their name is the Latter Day Saints. That’s what LDS stands for. Meaning there’s a latter day period after the Second Coming of Christ. So of course, they’re very interested in making that happen. This is a period of destruction and the last days of man, Christ is coming back and he’s catching bodies to he’s gonna separate the righteous from the wicked, towards the Earth to remove the wicked. The Jewish people will see the errors of their ways and repent become believers of Christ. And Jesus will then rule over heaven and earth, in a theocracy for the new millennium, which is going to be a period of peace according to the LDS. At the end of this period, there is a time when Satan is released from his prison cell and then they have a nice fistfight. And that’s how the whole thing happens. But there’s a term they use called the The You say we’re hanging by a thread. Mormon Glenn Beck said this on air one night. He said that, you know, and it’s a sign that the US Constitution is hanging by a thread. And that’s coded language for the Mormons who think that the LDS Mormons will become the new government of America. They’re going to take over. And you’ll see that that’s this is a common theme over and over Charles Manson, he supposedly had helter skelter visions. And he, he had a, he had visions of a he was a prophecy of a race war in America. And the Beatles, were talking to him and telling him the truth over the White Album. That’s what Vincent Bugliosi got the court to convict them on. If you read Tom O’Neill’s chaos, it questions that heavily. But whatever, Manson and because they, they use all the testimony of Bruce Davis to sort of seal this theory. But Manson and his family, they were going to be the new government. And they were going to spark a race war and the black people were going to win. And Charles Manson supposedly was like, hey, they’re not going to know how to govern. So here I come with my family. We’re going to be the new government. And they were going to rise from their abyss and Death Valley where they were going to hide out the whole time to be the new leaders. And that’s why the Tate LaBianca murders happen they were supposed to trigger this final battle. And that’s why they wrote in blood on the walls, helter skelter and rise spelled helter wrong. What about Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons they were part of God’s plan to everyone’s part of the plan, I guess. Croley thought Christ was he called it the cult of the dying god. And it was actually a perversion of the Osiris religion which takes us into Freemasonry. And Curley thought he was the Antichrist and he was going to bring about the new age of Horus effectively ending Christianity. He was fulfilling the angels plan of initiating the apocalypse. And he would embody the forces of the Antichrist, the beast Babylon, to trigger the return of Christ. Because you remember in part one, we learned about that, that Darby guy who started the dispensationalist thing, this fundamentalist evangelical rapture fantasy, and as I talked to you, in part one, Aleister Crowley was born and raised and steeped in this. So he believed in it, he just thought he was going to be the adversarial force. That was his role. Bill Cooper, he wrote a whole book one of my red pill daddies behold a pale horse, very famous text. And the theories he lays out in the book about a secret society and a secret government and plans for a new world order. And, you know, part of this was a plan to find the bloodline of Christ and King David. And once they could find this bloodline, they could use the Holy Spirit to have full power in this new world order. It’s a wild theory, but that’s what’s laid out. And he he posted the full text of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. He actually called it the protocols of the Weizmann of Zion, and the book that I have the old version. And that’s kind of what it talks about. Now, this was a letter we’ve talked about on the show in the past, particularly the arguments for debunking it and this was a document written about a suppose it plot of Jewish global domination. But in to be fair to Bill Cooper in the book, he says that they should replace the term Jews with Illuminati. What about theosophy because Halina blood ASCII was into this whole thing to what do you know? They believed in a Maitreya coming to show the world the ancient wisdom and evolve mankind because Maitreya is their Messiah? That’s kind of like their Christ. Blood. Well, that’s he thought there was many sort of mini messiahs, but this was the big dog Maitreya. And I wrote about this in Aliens UFOs in the occult user illusion, one. Amazon self narrated on Audible, it’s a great book, you’re gonna love it, check out the reviews. And I wrote a chapter about Project Blue Beam and the journalists surge monastics who asserted that the Project Blue Beam was intended to usher in the new messiah and the new religion through a false UFO invasion. Is that what’s going on here? I don’t know. Maybe everything’s shaping up this way. And then the book I read a passage from Bill of ASCII is The Secret Doctrine. I’m going to read to you now
as the Satya Yuga is always the first in the series of the four ages of the Hugo’s, so the Kali Yuga comes last. The Kali Yuga reigns now supreme in India and it seems to coincide with that of the Western age. Any out is curious to see how prophetic and almost all things was the writer of the Vishnu Purana, when foretelling to Maitreya, some of the dark influences and sins of this Kali Yuga. For after saying that the barbarians will be the masters of the banks of the Hindus. Boy, I got a bunch of names, I don’t know how to pronounce it on the audible version, the chant Chandra bhaga. And cause Mara adds, there will be contemporary monarchs reigning over the earth, Kings of churlish spirit, violent temper, and ever addicted to falsehood and wickedness. They will inflict death on women, children and cows, they will seize upon the property of their subjects and be intent upon the lives of others, they will be of unlimited power, their lives will be short, their desires insatiable. Now, this is arguably referring to Donald Trump. It was quite a churlish spirit. churlish means rude in a mean spirited and certainly way, because even if you liked Donald Trump, you, you have to admit he’s very churlish a violent temper addicted to falsehood. And this leads into QA non Yes, because you’ll notice that QA Nan is sort of embedded with some of these dispensationalist evangelicals. There’s a certain kind of person influenced by all these things, including the fiction of the Left Behind series, which I actually have notes on. I was going to do a second show on sound of freedom. But I haven’t recorded it yet. Because for whatever reason, you know, people weren’t feeling my criticisms of Tim Ballard, or my guest, I should say, on our sound of freedom show. At some point, when it’s clear to everyone that he is a fraud, maybe I’ll release it. I don’t know. If enough people ask for it. Maybe I’ll do it. Just felt like I was kind of kicking a dead horse with it. But I do have some notes on it that I mean, I’ll share a little bit on it. Why not? So it starts out with talking about how the sound of freedom was created by Angel Studios, which is a production company based in Provo, Utah. Home of the Brigham Young University is the most Mormon a city in America I don’t know founded by the Harmon family in if you live in Utah, you know, that’s the name of the grocery chain, which I assume is the same Harmon family. Anyway, and they’re LDS Of course. They also did a show I think they actually I don’t think LDS people like being called Mormons anymore. I think they like to call themselves LDS. Hey, look, I tried to respect whatever people want to be called. So LDS sorry. They also did a show called The chosen. And that director was Dallas Jenkins. Now Dallas Jenkins father was Jerry Jenkins, this is the guy that wrote the Left Behind series, popularizing this rapture stuff. And of course, it’s tied into the Council for national policy which if you listened to the interview I did with John Grissom on sound of freedom a couple of months ago, very controversial. People don’t like it when we get into the religion element too much here. Religion and Politics and all there’s a reason they tell you not to talk about those things. Well, we talked about the CMP and how they are, you know, arguably architecting a lot of conservative thought right now. Slash conspiracy thought sometimes. And again, I hate I hate that I got to pause to give caveats. Like I don’t care like you’re a conservative conspiracy person. You want to believe that? Donald Trump’s a savior, I don’t care. That’s fine. Totally fine. I don’t care. I don’t agree with you. And that’s okay. Don’t let people get hostile in the comment section with me like, I don’t know they’re really upset by these things. I’m saying and it’s like, Dude, I don’t you think I take myself more seriously than I think you know, and what and why would you know that right? You don’t know me personally. But I say a lot of things I talk a lot of trash in whatever. It’s like by the end of this, we’re gonna talk about how the Orthodox perspective is the right perspective. But that’s according to me. And I get it not everybody’s Orthodox and I’m sure there’s Protestants out there that have good arguments for why Orthodoxy is bull crap or whatever. And that’s fine. I don’t care. I tell you myself, I have problems with one religion. There’s things I don’t agree with. And and what what kind of brainwashed person do you want me to be? This is I’m just gonna Yes, tell me what think, you know even with orthodoxy, I read some of the ideas of what we’re supposed to buy into. And sometimes usually I’m like, Okay, that’s a good, good gut guiding path. But sometimes I’m like, No, I don’t agree with that. Because everyone’s supposed to think in lockstep, no. All right. So look, what I’m what I’m saying is you’re going to hear me say things you don’t agree with and you don’t like, and that’s okay, as well. And you can, by all means, disagree with me, and that’s fine. I don’t know. I just, I hate to throw the caveats. But I’ve thrown the caveats out, because I know when I say the CMP is tied into right wing, conservative thought and conspiracies, some people are going to not love that, that their beloved conspiracies are being are part of a conspiracy is what I’m saying. I believe that. And that’s okay. So anyhow, lots of people get into this truther movement back in 2020. Right, they joined this, this group that have this blend of dispensationalism left behind rapture fiction, end of the world eschatology, Trump QA, Nan, I mean, sort of this Handmaid’s Tale, evangelical, white nationalist sort of vibe, and you know what I’m saying? And I’m confident there’s, you know, some of those people are listening right now, that fit this vibe. And that’s alright, you know what? We’re still friends. We don’t agree on everything. Why should we? I don’t want you to agree with everything. This isn’t a cult. We don’t agree on everything, and neither should we. Actually, I actually respect almost more. Someone who can listen to me that I find out doesn’t agree with me. And they can nicely tell me so right you get look, I’m sensitive, right? I agreed comments all day. And sometimes it’s too much. Sometimes I read somebody’s bad comments. I’m like, why am I doing this? I’m just gonna stop doing it. I literally think that that happens sometimes. Not often, but it does happen. Because I’m like, Man, I don’t need this. I’ll just focus on my day job and just do the normal thing. And like, why am I putting myself out here like this? When people are mean to me? I just don’t just don’t be mean to me. That’s all I’m saying. Tell me why I’m wrong. And that’s okay. But I respect people who actually when I find out, they don’t agree with me. And they still listen, those are the real truthers because they’re seeking the truth. And I’m giving my perspective, which sometimes I’m right, sometimes I’m wrong. It’s the sissy wants to pack it up and run. Okay. You can’t you’re not a real truth or if you can handle here in the year truth isn’t the truth. All right. Which I guess that would be me if I back it up to podcasts, which proves that I am not. We pull it back in for me. But that’s what I think sometimes. Sometimes I read the comments and I also get her and I am a sissy. And I say, you know, I don’t need this anymore. But then I can’t I can’t stop. I look at this stuff. And I think I don’t know, someone’s got to say these things. Might as well be me. Anyhow, these forces, they’re commingling. Okay. And my concern is that the roots of all this goes back to a larger conspiracy of traditionalism that, you know, Alexander Dugan, Steve Bannon, admire. I’ve talked about this a million times. And it’s this concept of the final age of man giving way to a rejection of modernity embracing a fascist traditionalist theocracy. I don’t think they care who is going to be the fascist dictator, because it’s like that theory about, you know, whoever’s running things is just a puppet. So could be Trump could be Mike Pence, I don’t think they care. They just want someone who’s willing to sort of take orders from the, you know, the new, the new top. So the evangelicals, they support Israel, because it’s part of their fantasy of bringing about the end times. And my question is, are these the same forces looking to shift us into a new age of this sort of fascist theocracy, a concern? And this look, same concern I would have with a Chinese communist dictatorship. I don’t want that either. Let’s put that out there. All right. But the Evangelicals believe they’re God’s tool to bring about the Second Coming. As I understand it with me reading. I’m not an Evangelical, I don’t know anything about it. That’s what I’m reading. All right. They believe that God Himself promised the Holy Land, and Jerusalem, to the Jews for all of eternity, for forever. And this goes all the way back to Abraham. This is the Christian Zionist viewpoint. I don’t know where the overlapping is on a Venn diagram of evangelical Christian Zionist. I’m gonna read you from the Washington Post. Pastor Nate pile in 2018 says what kickstarts the end times into motion is Israel’s political boundaries being reestablished to what God promised the Israelites According to the Bible,
there’s also an article on Newsweek headlined, Trump will start the end of the world claim evangelicals who support him. And this is from 2018, as well, which was further bolstered on December 6 2018, when Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and open that US embassy there, which was controversial. And this starts getting more deeper into geo political realms where I am definitely not that well versed. For instance, I have no clue how or why a president can recognize the capital of another country or whatever, I don’t know. But Newsweek says this as the eastern part of Jerusalem has long been envisioned as the future capital of a Palestinian state. If and when a two state solution is reached between Israel and the Palestinians, are recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, many critics say Trump killed any chance of a negotiated peace deal in the Middle East. So apparently, rejects the idea of a two state system, supporting the evangelical idea that the Jews will not hold land forever and ever. It’s God’s will. But apparently, you know, Palestine and Israel both claim Jerusalem as the capital. And that was controversial because Trump was the leader of the free world at the time, and made that sort of final decision is like no, and I don’t have to party state. And he wasn’t the only one flirt with this idea, either. Bush’s Clinton Obama, the article talks about how almost every president gets into this stuff, or at least talked about it right. That’s what I read on a Vox article, not Newsweek. The evangelicals like all this, because they believe Christ is coming back for that 1000 year period of peace. So that’s what they want to be around for. And Israel and the rituals leading up to this whole event can be triggered. Okay. So that’s in summation, in conclusion, that’s, that’s kind of how all those pieces fit together. And, look, you could argue with me and say, that’s wrong for this, that and the other. And you could be right, I don’t know. That’s just the path I carved into all this. It’s a very complex topic. And I’m not well versed in geopolitics, and I certainly don’t know the history of Israel and Palestine. So what I like to do, finally, I look to my faith that I barely hang on to, because I’m a terrible Christian. And I look at the Orthodox Christian perspective. So what, what am I supposed to believe her? And, you know, is it the truth? I don’t know yet. A 2003 article by metropolitan Isaiah. I’ve actually seen this guy before. He is the Metropolitan for the Denver, Greek Orthodox, former diocese. And he got his start at Holy Trinity in Salt Lake City. That’s called HT. Right? in the biz, we call that HT. And I want to say my priest, who was riding motorcycles with him telling me a story about how he’s riding motorcycles with me on the air with metropolitan Isaiah. He was a Marine, so you know, tough guy. Anyhow, here’s what he said, because he’s much more qualified to speak on the N times than I am. The Greeks call it pose Hiya, pero si power brucea, which means the Second Coming. And the symbolism of the event is that Christ is the bride groom, the groom, right? They call bridegroom in the church, which is always confusing to me. I know why they just don’t call them groom. But that’s what they say. Christ is the male bridegroom. And the church, which is always referred to in the feminine as a her as a female is the bride. So when Christ come back, he marries the bride, right? The groom marries the bride, which is the church which is the people of the church, Christ is reunited with the people. All right. So at the beginning of Holy Week always starts with the bridegroom services. And these are, are about the return of Christ. So it turns out the Orthodox also believe that Christ will return will read you from Metropolitan Isaiah. The conscious of the church accepted that even though the Lord had ascended into the heavens, he was always present in the Divine Liturgy, and consequently in the life of the church. His words furthermore are true when he says I’m always with you even to the close of the age, Matthew 2820. The statement of the Lord for the Orthodox is actualized. When one receives his body and blood in the whole Eucharist, that’s the communion. The Holy Eucharist is Christ’s very presence within the body and the soul of the recipient. This relates directly to the second coming from when one receives Holy Communion, that person does so with the expectation of the promised return of Christ as the bridegroom coming to receive the Church, His Bride. St. Paul clearly says, For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. First Corinthians 1126. The church therefore continues to have as a foundational teaching the glorious return of Jesus Christ in the fullness of His glory, as the two angels had declared on the day of His ascension. So he’s saying that, you know, you can kind of be communed with God, every week, if you take communion, which prescribes a whole, you know, a prescription of how to take that, right, like, You got to be baptized, Orthodox gotta be in good standing. But there’s like, There’s levels to it, right? Like officially by the doctrine, you have to go to confession on Saturday, you know, repent, you know, say your prayers on the way to church, fast during the prescribed fast, which is every Wednesday and Friday on top of, I guess, three major fast periods a year. So it’s, it’s no thing to be taken lightly. Some people take it regardless, because there is some priests that sort of have a viewpoint of like, hey, you know, you do your best. And you take advantage of as much as you can to commune with God. It just depends on what priest he talked to, which is, again, the point I’m trying to make with this whole idea. And in Orthodoxy, it’s the same thing. They tell us these things, and it’s kind of up to the individual person as to how, what route you want to take like me, I don’t take communion that often. I mean, I haven’t gone to church in a couple of years, folks, but the just because I’m lazy, right, I just I get busy and I’m like, Man, I don’t want to get up early and get dressed one more day of the week. And the the Night Owls of this house, okay. So, are they gone? Who cares? Oh, sorry about my commute. Yeah, so I’m more in the camp of if I go to confession, and I fasted and I did all the things that I’m worthy you know, some people don’t know some and that’s fine to eat his own right. That’s a relationship between you and God. You know, so the here’s where it gets conspiratorial a conspiracy fact, if you will. Again, reading from Metropolitan as it is he still metropolitan? I should look that up. Metropolitan eyes a Greek Orthodox, yeah, let me make sure I get that right, His Eminence, Metropolitan Isaiah, I don’t know. I’m not an orthodox geek. I don’t know if I need to call him his evidence, like that’s a new title. Anyway, we’re calling them Metro Isaiah. With this ancient tradition in place and part of the annual cycle. The belief in the Second Coming is not usually a topic of public discussion with the Orthodox. Other than an occasion such as in this meditation in order to reflect on present day conditions in the world. It is never used as a fear tactic, which would harm one’s freewill. And there you go. And that’s what every Orthodox priest that I’ve talked to. We don’t focus in on the return you just be prepared always. That’s, there’s some Bible parable about the women waiting with the oil lamps or something. You’re just supposed to always be ready. You don’t know when it’s gonna come. Only Christ knows when it’s coming. You cannot trigger it. That’s the belief. And I stand by that. I think that’s, I think that’s the man’s ego, to think that he can trigger to tell God when he can come back. Like that’s insane to me. i It’s hard for me to believe that’s a Christian belief. But he says right there, it’s never to be used as a fear tactic, which would harm one’s freewill. So you start doing this too much of this fire, Brimstone talk. And you don’t you don’t scare people into loving Christ. That’s not the way it’s not the way it’s supposed to be. says we believe as Orthodox Christians that we are in fact living in the end times B. But we also quote the Lord when He says Not yet. Matthew 24 Six. Many prophecies must be fulfilled before the very end. For instance, in the book of Daniel, we read in the final chapter, that knowledge will greatly increase. We are already witnessing internet and websites systems truly an information explosion with instantaneous communication systems all over the globe. He wrote this in 2003. So There are now literally billions of voice waves criss crossing the planet.
Bah bah bah. The terrorist attacks which took place at the close of the second millennium, which escalated on September 11 2001, are events that have thus far been unknown. For the Orthodox Church, September 2001, was the first month of the first year of the third millennium according to the eek ecclesiastical calendar, we consider this diabolical attack on our land at the beginning of a new world condition. On the other side of the spectrum, we see the giant industrial powers of the world unifying and creating giant industrial, technological and scientific complexes, which are being controlled by fewer and fewer people. And oligarchy of power and control has begun. Technology has already made phenomenal advances wherein microchips are not only placed in inanimate objects such as vehicles for their immediate known location, but also in the bodies of children for fear of their being kidnapped or disappearing. Somehow, many Orthodox Christians, especially monks, with great insights, see these achievements as the preparation for a one world government, ultimately, with a one war world ruler. Wow. Okay, so let’s unpack that a little bit. And St. Nicholas Church was right next to the World Trade Center, and they got destroyed. I’ve not to pat myself on the back. But I’ve participated in fundraisers to help rebuild the I think it was the roof of it got it got it got damaged pretty bad. So the so he says right here, we’re in the new world order right now. And it probably is the End Times globally, but and then he talks about the oligarchy, some we always talk about here. These giant industrial, technological and scientific complexes, right. That’s a Pfizer. You know, these companies, these big pharma companies. And then he talks about chips being put into kids this supposedly save them from being you know, kidnapped. And what do you think Tim Ballard over there doing with the sound of freedom? Where are we pushing the ideas of chipping kids to save them? Now, there’s a little bit more or less, yeah, why not? Let’s go into he talks about how orthodoxy believes that prophet Enoch and Elias will come back to preach Christ second coming. And if you recall, Enoch was taken by God and didn’t die. And Prophet Elias was sitting on a fiery chariot and didn’t die in the ancient astronaut there, as they believe these are references that you have vaults. And that’s part of the angle with the whole UFO religion is they need a new religion, to sort of divert from the Christian perspective, they need something that’s going to entice to the scientific atheist type folks. And, of course, the argument is that it’s a Luciferian antichrist religion. He also Isaiah also says many cosmic events will occur before the two holy witnesses return, there will be upheavals and phenomenal catastrophic events in the heavens and on earth. Many catastrophes on earth will be by the hand of man, ah, a tease this, I believe, at the beginning of Part One, if you believe in manmade climate change that could fit into there. Or maybe he’s talking about HAARP or weather modification programs. Chemtrails, you know, take take from now what you will. He wraps up with the stance of orthodoxy that I’ve always been familiar with, I’m going to read this to you, and then we’re going to wrap it up here, folks. Until the Second Coming, until then we live our lives as normally as we can without having undue concern in interpreting the signs and the seasons. Because the Bible tells you not to have anxiety. Now me I love me some anxiety. I like to keep me up late at night. Oh, it’s the best, but it’s but but the Bible and God is like no, don’t do that. And I think it’s because we have a certain purpose for being here on this earth is to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation and to enjoy love. Right? I think that’s what we’re here for. And sure there’s lots of distractions and lots of awful things I mean, it’s it’s a it’s a whole thing. So I get it that it’s a struggle but we can’t get too wrapped up in the fear based stuff. That’s the problem with the black pill stuff. You get too much into it and like now you now you don’t get to experience love and God’s like he’s looking at you as His child and like Dude, what are you doing man? Go here get all mad. Me mean. You’re here Bob and little kids. What are you doing? Sound I want it for you. Alright, let me finish this for as we understand just As we know, the springtime is arriving when we see the budding of plants and trees. So too will we know when the end is truly imminent and the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and in glory is near at hand. Also, I should say the Orthodox don’t believe in the rapture either. It is a Protestant idea. And it was popularized by the left behind fiction series.
And from what I read the the concept of it cites they say, Bible verses to talk about those who were left behind, which doesn’t net which to me doesn’t really make sense. Because to be rapture has to be taken to heaven with Jesus, right. So the ones left behind are being punished, they have to face all the evils of the end times and suffer with Kirk Cameron. But Jesus coming back as compared to the stories of Nolan Lott. And in those stories, you want to be left behind? You don’t know. And his people were the only ones spared. Everyone’s died in the flood. But you know, not my thing. I don’t really understand much about it. There’s so much more we get into with this topic. I mean, this could be a you could read a whole book on this stuff. This is more of a primer into the ideas of eschatology, and these world theories. You could, we could revisit this on a part three someday and talk about the angle with the UFOs and the aliens. Some of these Zionism theories, or pop culture examples, do you know Twin Peaks was clearly inspired by the idea of cosmological battles. And I think it’s fascinating because we, as humans, have the drive that constantly pushes us towards the forces of creation and destruction, sex and death, Eros and Thanatos, as Freud put it, and it manifests in many ways, you know, look at pop culture celebrities, and we build up Leno, like right now we’re building up Taylor Swift still, oh my gosh, she’s so great, whatever, give it 10 years, and we’re gonna be tearing her down because she’s a bad mom or whatever. I don’t know. That’s just what culture does. But it’s interesting how some people they gravitate towards the stuff without, you know, without putting much thought into it, this this whole concept of the Antibes to the point of trying to trigger it. It’s like a, like a moth to a flame. Dangerous, I think. So in conclusion, in conclusion, we humans are pretty weird. Turns out, so there you go. Alright. Thanks for joining me on this analysis. Very controversial. I know. I know. That’s very triggering for some folks. So my apologies. I hope you don’t think I’d take myself too seriously. Just because I believe mostly in Orthodox Christianity. I’m a lukewarm Christian. Not a good one. I’m definitely not getting raptured up definitely. I’m definitely gonna be stuck down here watching bumfights with Satan or whatever. But yeah, it was just some ideas. Okay. All right. Hey, if you’d like to show if you like this kind of this kind of freewheeling stuff, not corporate sponsor trip. Well, corporate sponsor I guess now I got sponsors for corporate but I still say what I want, you can leave a review. That’s how you can help the show. You go on that Apple iPod, iPad, iPod. How old am I? You on an Apple iPhone podcast app? And you just mash that five star for me? What was that help? I’m telling you. I mean, you could do it right now. You could do it right now you could pick the phone up out of your pocket. I want you to maybe you’re buying groceries. Maybe you’re maybe you’re raking leaves. You got a second, pull the phone out your pocket. Open up the little app, mash me a little five star hell you could read give me a little message. I might read it. Like I said, I am a sensitive snowflake. And sometimes I can read comments. And then sometimes I read a bad one and shuts me down for months and I’m like, Oh, I’m not reading these anymore. But you know, you never know. I do see I do see a lot of them. Alright. So thank you for your support. And until next time, stay WOKE
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