nightsisters:

#mandala #merkaba #sriyantra #sacredgeometry by northboundtrain http://instagram.com/p/lzkxQXjzw7/

nightsisters:

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asker

Anonymous asked: can you worship the abrahamic god in a catholic context alongside gods from other pantheons?

littledoomwitch:

carpeumbra:

littledoomwitch:

keyofsolomondor:

littledoomwitch:

No.

You cannot hold any other deity as higher than God, period.

You also shouldn’t be holding any other deity as equal to God. That’s kind of just how it is.

You shouldn’t be worshiping anything or anyone other than God, because idolatry.

You could recognize the existence of and work with something other than God, but even then, you’re getting into dubious territory.

To do anything akin to worship it is where you’d better start going and confessing constantly.

—W

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gonna say no. The Abrahamic God in general is not a fan of anyone alongside Him, it’s usually a matter of Him or nadda.

— Mod D

Well I think it’s all about how you perceive and understand the word yourself. I could say that because God specifically says that you should have no other gods “before” him that could make it acceptable to worship other gods as “lesser” or demigods. Just as long as you see him as the most high and perfect god.

Then again you can take an entirely new perception of the bible not based on specifically what is written but what you believe was meant. But then that wouldn’t be a mainstream “Catholic” belief. -Solomondor

Well, not really, because when it comes to Catholicism there’s really not very much room for interpretation. Most of the room for interpretation in Catholic Occult is about loopholes and things that aren’t specifically addressed by the Bible or teachings that the church deems canon.

The idea that “the bible is up to interpretation” is a very protestant look at things, when it comes down to it. As for this specific context, God doesn’t JUST say that one should have no other gods before him, but also that one should not worship any other god. (Exodus 34:14 [NRSV] - For you shall worship no other god, because the Lord, whose name is jealous, is a jealous God)

Once you begin to stray so far from the Bible as to ignore tenets that are very explicitly stated, you don’t just get into non-mainstream Catholic beliefs, but you get into beliefs that are explicitly not Catholic.

Hoooooooooooold up.

There is room for interpretation. In fact, Qabbalah is 100% a-okay with the Catholic Church. (the contemplative side, not the “practical” side, as it is with Jews)

Hell, the bits you mention about “loopholes”, things not addressed by the Bible nor Church, etc, that’s an entire world unto itself as far as interpretation goes.

Room for interpretation in general: Yes

Room for interpretation on the topic of worshiping other gods: Not really

The latter is the point I was making. Context and all.

Well ya got me. Based on the question at hand you have corrected me. Thank you. -Solomondor

asker

Anonymous asked: can you worship the abrahamic god in a catholic context alongside gods from other pantheons?

littledoomwitch:

No.

You cannot hold any other deity as higher than God, period.

You also shouldn’t be holding any other deity as equal to God. That’s kind of just how it is.

You shouldn’t be worshiping anything or anyone other than God, because idolatry.

You could recognize the existence of and work with something other than God, but even then, you’re getting into dubious territory.

To do anything akin to worship it is where you’d better start going and confessing constantly.

—W

——

gonna say no. The Abrahamic God in general is not a fan of anyone alongside Him, it’s usually a matter of Him or nadda.

— Mod D

Well I think it’s all about how you perceive and understand the word yourself. I could say that because God specifically says that you should have no other gods “before” him that could make it acceptable to worship other gods as “lesser” or demigods. Just as long as you see him as the most high and perfect god.

Then again you can take an entirely new perception of the bible not based on specifically what is written but what you believe was meant. But then that wouldn’t be a mainstream “Catholic” belief. -Solomondor

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My dear friends and tumblr neighbors, I have neglected my tumblr account for some time now and since then I have reach over 1000 followers. I would like to thank all of you so very much for enjoying the material I love to post and share with and from you all. Much love! -Fra Solomondor Kalava

oliverfranju:

Harry Clarke: Pen & ink drawing for Faust (1925)

oliverfranju:

Harry Clarke: Pen & ink drawing for Faust (1925)

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oliverfranju:

Ex Libris by Karl Frech (1920)

oliverfranju:

Ex Libris by Karl Frech (1920)

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oliverfranju:

Jan Konupek: Monastery (from Mysteries of the Night, a series of 10 etchings, 1925)

oliverfranju:

Jan Konupek: Monastery (from Mysteries of the Night, a series of 10 etchings, 1925)

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anepidemicatthebase:

J Augustus Knapp
1853 - 1938

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deathandmysticism:

Pierre Pomet, A Complete History of Drugs, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health, 1725

deathandmysticism:

Pierre Pomet, A Complete History of Drugs, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health, 1725

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avesolis:

Homer Sprague’s rendition of Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’.
"From hell continued, reaching the utmost orb
Of this frail world ; by which the spirits perverse
With easy intercourse pass to and fro
To tempt or punish mortals, except whom
God and good angels guard by special grace.
But now at last the sacred influence
Of light appears, and from the walls of heaven
Shoots far into the bosom of dim Night
A glimmering dawn. Here Nature first begins
Her farthest verge, and Chaos to retire,
As from her outmost works, a broken foe,
With tumult less and with less hostile din ;
That Satan with less toil, and now with ease,
Wafts on the calmer wave by dubious light,
And, like a weather-beaten vessel, holds
Gladly the port, though shrouds and tackle torn ;
Or in the emptier waste, resembling air,
Weighs his spread wings, at leisure to behold
Far off the empyreal heaven, extended wide
In circuit, undetermined square or round,
With opal towers and battlements adorned
Of living sapphire, once his native seat ;
And, fast by, hanging in a golden chain,
This pendent world, in bigness as a star
Of smallest magnitude close by the moon.
Thither, full fraught with mischievous revenge,
Accursed, and in a cursed hour he hies.”

avesolis:

Homer Sprague’s rendition of Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’.

"From hell continued, reaching the utmost orb

Of this frail world ; by which the spirits perverse

With easy intercourse pass to and fro

To tempt or punish mortals, except whom

God and good angels guard by special grace.

But now at last the sacred influence

Of light appears, and from the walls of heaven

Shoots far into the bosom of dim Night

A glimmering dawn. Here Nature first begins

Her farthest verge, and Chaos to retire,

As from her outmost works, a broken foe,

With tumult less and with less hostile din ;

That Satan with less toil, and now with ease,

Wafts on the calmer wave by dubious light,

And, like a weather-beaten vessel, holds

Gladly the port, though shrouds and tackle torn ;

Or in the emptier waste, resembling air,

Weighs his spread wings, at leisure to behold

Far off the empyreal heaven, extended wide

In circuit, undetermined square or round,

With opal towers and battlements adorned

Of living sapphire, once his native seat ;

And, fast by, hanging in a golden chain,

This pendent world, in bigness as a star

Of smallest magnitude close by the moon.

Thither, full fraught with mischievous revenge,

Accursed, and in a cursed hour he hies.”

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