The following sample essay on “The Satanic Bible” Review about acquiring knowledge about satanic theme.
Well, of course, no such name is impossible to scare. Even surprise and it is not so interesting LaVey and his ilk, he supposedly makes over something to think about and something calls into question. Any intelligent person who has read carefully the Bible, he finds reasons for doubt, hesitation and comparisons.
Interestingly another. Occultism as a phenomenon has its roots in Gnosticism – the same cult of sacred knowledge, the same primacy chosen knowledgeable and, accordingly, their permissiveness.
“Creates what He wills – let it be the Law of Love is the Law of Love is subject to the will..,” As another figure who has put the occult on a conveyor belt business, Sir Aleister Crowley. Demonessy demons, gods and succubi children and so on. Can change disguises and dance around this ancient fire indefinitely. One thing remains unchanged – the deceptive ease of acquiring knowledge (immortality, salvation, liberation – to continue the list yourself) but this has nothing to Horsham no.
For it is said: the gates of salvation cramped.
“They (the Gnostics, and hence the occultists) – wrote a famous scholar of Gnosticism SN Trubetskoy – there is an extreme expression of the spiritual Gnostics plebeians – parvenus, successful bourgeois.. stretched a winning ticket, and therefore genuinely despise all who are left behind, “the ship’s choices.” and, as this world is, in their opinion, trash and dirt, the expression “from rags to riches” can be attributed to him literally.
And further: “At first, they seem innocuous enough: a small group of curious oddballs” Rusk really adequate “some mystery” of the ancient sages “(in the old era -” the secret revelation “). All this indigestible” and boring nonsense (Berdyaev compared Blavatsky’s book with a directory of Mineralogy), however, it has one attractive feature – the effect of “the grandfather points “(remember the cartoon: owlet noticed that his grandfather – the wise owl – before you give another advice wore glasses Unequivocally, owlet decided that all the secrets of wisdom are enclosed in these glasses.. Points he certainly pulled off, and even sang a song: “I have a magic glasses … I’ll wear them, and in an instant, one-two, one-two, know all, like an owl’s grandfather!”). Oh, those “once or twice”! However difficult it is to read these writings (and remember, and that hard!), The most important thing is that they do not need to comprehend and understand. No strenuous thought, no spiritual efforts – read the booklet, and “up to date” (if by so hated them “educated soup Noah” Solzhenitsyn knew exactly that – with him we can not agree). Ease “ascent” is attracting new followers, and gradually in the community to create a state of mind, the background against which such phenomena as, say, Nazism, does not seem to be something wild. “