Gnostic Doctrine

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

Kabbalah and Gnostic Tarot Cards

Kabbalah and Gnostic Tarot Cards

Is magic part of classical Gnosticism? To answer this question we will have a reading from a text from the Nag Hammadi Library, called "On the Origin of the World"

Let us return to the aforementioned rulers, so that we may offer some explanation of them. Now, when the seven rulers were cast down from their heavens onto the earth, they made for themselves angels, numerous, demonic, to serve them. And the latter instructed mankind in many kinds of error and magic and potions and worship of idols and spilling of blood and altars and temples and sacrifices and libations to all the spirits of the earth, having their coworker fate, who came into existence by the concord between the gods of injustice and justice. (On the Origin of the World)

In nineteenth century Europe, spiritualism revived witchcraft and mysticism, and when wed with false Christianity, Satanism was born.

In the twentieth century, public Satanism came out, which coincides with a decline in power of Catholic church.  The opportunity for Satanism to grow comes at times of weakness and a need for good leadership.

Today, ‘Kabbalah’ is united with Satanism.  Tarot cards go with ‘Kabbalah’, the practice which developed in Babylon in the early middle ages.  The New Age religions appeal to believers of these powers, as do Free Masons, Order of the Golden Dawn.  Modern Satanism tries to define the occult in honest ways.

‘KABBALAH’. (HEBREW: tradition).  The mystical religious stream in JUDAISM, transmitted alongside the written law, seeks to explain the connection between God and creation, the existence of good and evil, to show the road to spiritual perfection, always preserving its basic Hebrew character.  Practicers of Kabbalah: Kabbalists. 

EXAMPLES: Superstitious belief in verses on amulets, or good luck charms, to protect from evil.

Spiritists: are also concerned with messages from the dead, They get involved in the whole range of spiritualist practices; tarot cards, ouija boards, automatic writing, etc.

People in the past wore amulets and talismans to protect themselves, and they turned to medicine men and shamans for cures. People today still carry “Saint” Christopher medals or wear “good luck” charms, and they have their séances, Ouija boards, crystal balls, horoscopes, and tarot cards

Some fortune-tellers work with Tarot cards. These special cards include 22 “Tarots” (or trumps) and 56 numeral cards. The numeral cards are divided into four suits. Each suit is given an overall sense and each card is given a specific meaning. The cards are interpreted according to their assigned meanings, modified by the combination of one card with another when dealt, drawn or spread out.

Tarot reading, too, is connected with astrology. The book How the Tarot Speaks to Modern Man explains that Tarot readers “base their interpretation of the cards upon the structure of the universe, particularly the solar system as symbolized by the Holy Cabala.” The “Cabala” (a body of Jewish occult doctrine) divides up the universe into three elements (fire, air and water), seven planets and the twelve signs of the zodiac—22 in all, corresponding with the 22 trump cards of the Tarot deck.

Isaiah 8:19 And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits and unto the wizards, that chirp and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? on behalf of the living [should they seek] unto the dead?

20 To the law and to the testimony! if they speak not according to this word, surely there is no morning for them..

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