Chapter 8 - Do What Thou Wilt - Witchcraft and Satanism
By Jay Rogers
Published November 2011
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Is there a connection between pagan religion and the abortion industry?
This powerful presentation traces the biblical roots of child sacrifice and then delves into the social, political and cultural fall-out that this sin against God and crime against humanity has produced in our beleaguered society.
Conceived as a sequel and update to the 1988 classic, The Massacre of Innocence, the new title, The Abortion Matrix, is entirely fitting. It not only references abortion’s specific target – the sacred matrix where human beings are formed in the womb in the very image of God, but it also implies the existence of a conspiracy, a matrix of seemingly disparate forces that are driving this holocaust.
The occult activity surrounding the abortion industry is exposed with numerous examples. But are these just aberrations, bizarre yet anomalous examples of abortionists who just happen to have ties to modern day witchcraft? Or is this representative of something deeper, more sinister and even endemic to the entire abortion movement?
As the allusion to the film of over a decade ago suggests, the viewer may learn that things are not always as they appear to be. The Abortion Matrix reveals the reality of child-killing and strikes the proper moral chord to move hearts to fulfill the biblical responsibility to rescue those unjustly sentenced to death and to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves (Proverbs 24:11,12; 31:8,9).
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- Chapter 1 - Abortion: The Religion of Witchcraft and Child Sacrifice
- Chapter 2 - Abortion in Biblical Perspective
- Chapter 3 - Abortion ... The Devil’s Mousetrap
- Chapter 4 - The Origin of Child Sacrifice
- Chapter 5 - The History of Human Sacrifice
- Chapter 6 - Modern Witchcraft and Child Sacrifice
- Chapter 7 - Witchcraft, Feminism and Child Sacrifice
- Chapter 9 - Defeating Jezebel
- Chapter 10 - Tearing Down the High Places
- The Abortion Matrix: Defeating Child Sacrifice and the Culture of Death (DVD)
Chapter 8 – Do What Thou Wilt – Witchcraft and Satanism
by Eric Holmberg and Jay Rogers
Of course, while witchcraft, goddess worship and other forms of pagan spirituality serve to under-gird and empower the abortion industry, the vast majority of its supporters have no conscious interest in – and may well even condemn – such forms of occult spirituality. No matter. As long as they sacrifice or support the sacrifice of children to the idols of convenience – they are, whether they realize it or not, ensnared “by the devil, having been captured by him to do his will” (2 Timothy 2:26).
As Jesus said to people who were even convinced that they were on God’s side:
“You are of your father the devil … and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning …” (John 8:44).
But there’s another spiritual dynamic feeding into the abortion industry that we should also consider.
The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw a growing interest in eastern mysticism, pagan spirituality and even occultism, particularly among the liberal elite in the West. Enlightenment humanism and higher criticism – the field of textual analysis that increasingly questioned the inspiration and inerrancy of the Bible – created a spiritual vacuum into which flowed all manner of alternative and esoteric beliefs – many of a sexual nature.
For example, renowned explorer Sir Richard Francis Burton found the exotic sexual practices of the orient fascinating and looked for ways to bring them back to the UK in order to challenge the prevailing Victorian morality. In 1883, he published the Kama Sutra, at the time barely known even in India, and turned it into the urtext of supposed sexual enlightenment. Ananga-Ranga (1885), The Perfumed Garden (1886) and essays sympathetic to homosexuality accomplished their purpose: semi-legitimizing perversion and launching a vigorous public debate about purity and pornography, desire and deviance, state regulation and personal freedom.
This, along with other subversive efforts, prepared the way for a rash of academics and clinicians who pioneered the so-called science of sexology. Far too often, this new “science” sought to normalize an ever-increasing variety of sexual behaviors while ignoring or even attacking God’s standards on the subject.
It was also quick to embrace the social philosophy of eugenics, a new field and term that was first formulated by Sir Francis Galton in 1883. Drawing on the recent work of his half-cousin Charles Darwin, Galton proposed that the human race could be improved by a sort of guided natural selection, encouraging the reproduction of some people while discouraging others. The latter category initially consisted of people with gross genetic and mental deficiencies but gradually some individuals and governments – including America’s – expanded it to include the forced sterilization of the poor, the handicapped, even certain races and ethnicities.
Eugenics also opened to door for abortion – initially for babies with severe handicaps or who were products of rape – where the tendency to rape was seen at the time as an inheritable characteristic. But gradually, in some countries – again most notably in America – abortion became accepted for almost any baby and for any reason. And while eugenics is today almost universally condemned as a socio-scientific theory, its stepchild – abortion on demand – is alive and well.
To take as just one example of this brave new world of scientific progressivism, let’s consider the first “sex congress,” held in Berlin in 1921. The World League for Sexual Reform was led by three pioneers in the field of sexology from Switzerland, England and Germany.
Auguste Forel (1848 – 1931) had grown up in a pious Calvinistic home. Early on he developed religious doubts and at sixteen refused to be confirmed as a Christian. He spent the rest of his life attacking biblical standards – what he called “religious mysticism” – concerning human sexuality. An ardent socialist and eugenicist, in 1905 Forel authored “The Sexual Question” the first book to provide a comprehensive treatment of human sexuality from both biological and sociological perspectives. In it and other writings Forel championed homosexuality – including homosexual marriage – the decriminalization of incest and bestiality and was among the first to advocate abortion in the case of rape, danger to the mother’s health, mental illness and similar contingencies. At a time when almost everyone viewed abortion as an immoral and criminal act, his was a very ground-breaking position.
Havelock Ellis (1859 – 1939) a British sexologist and advocate for eugenics, wrote Sexual Inversion, the first English medical text book on homosexuality. In it he advocated the normalization of same-sex relationships, including consensual acts between men and boys. A fan of famed atheist philosopher Frederic Nietzsche and Fabian socialist and gay activist Edward Carpenter, Ellis authored a book on the two men, calling them “modern seers.” He also advocated the use of psychotropic drugs – for example, in his essay “Mescal: A New Artificial Paradise.” In his personal life he married a lesbian and practiced open marriage, including as just one of his lovers, Margaret Sanger.
Magnus Hirschfield (1868 – 1935) was a secularized Jew, eugenicist, socialist and homosexual who was the primary force behind the de-criminalization of homosexuality and turning Germany – and particularly Berlin – into a worldwide epicenter for the gay lifestyle. Germany at the time was also a hot-bed of occultism – a revival that, just by the way, featured heavily in the formation of the SS, National Socialism and Hitler’s Third Reich. In 1987 Hirschfield co-founded the Scientific-Humanitarian Committee, the first homosexual-rights organization in Western history. Another co-founder, Max Spohr, was a publisher who not only printed Hirschfield’s and other lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender publications, he was also responsible for many of the occult texts that helped drive the revivals of occultism in Germany, France and the U.K.
Around the same time Aleister Crowley was making a name for himself as “the Beast 666” and “the wickedest man in the world.” Taking the tantric sex introduced by Sir Richard Burton and the occult ideas that were in the air at the time, Crowley combined them with Nietzsche’s “will to power” and his concept of the “over-man,” or “superman” who by force of will and intellect is able to transcend the feeble Christian values of good and evil. The result was a witch’s brew of unimaginably perverse sexual activity and occult rituals he called sex magick and that brought forth his most famous axiom: “Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be the Whole of the Law.”
As we have already seen, the Bible says that there is no new thing under the sun. Crowley’s newfangled law is just a regurgitation of what the Adam and Eve fell for in the garden: “You shall be as God – determining for yourself what is good and evil.”
For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil” (Genesis 3:5).
Crowley simply took the essence of the primary worldview that was circulating in and through the sexual, scientific and religious revolutions of the early 20th century and codified it as a religious axiom. When it comes to expressing yourself sexually, forget God: “Do what thou wilt.” As regards perfecting the human race or its social and economic systems, don’t fret about what the Bible says: “Do what you think is best.”
Need religion, a higher power, some form of spirituality to scratch that transcendental itch we all seem to be born with? “Believe whatever you want to believe.”
Inconvenienced by an unwanted pregnancy? “Do what thou wilt!”
Unlike most of his contemporaries, Crowley, like Nietzsche, had the intellectual honesty – or at least the nerve – to call this worldview precisely what it was according to Scripture: satanic, beastly, devilish, anti-Christ. A half-century later, his American heir-apparent, Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan, said precisely the same thing.
And so while witchcraft and goddess worship are a major conduit for the demonic energies that swirl in and through the abortion movement, there is another, more masculine component as well: good, old fashioned “Do What Thou Wilt” satanism.
And, back to Crowley: Aldous Huxley famously dined with him and it was rumored that the old beast took the opportunity to turn him on to peyote. Not only did the famed author of Brave New World later romanticize the emerging drug culture by writing The Doors of Perception, he also wrote the preface to Birth-control Methods by Australian sexologist and closet homosexual Norman Haire. A colleague of Ellis’ and Hirschfield’s and an attendee of the World Sex Congress of 1921, Haire, like the others, was a staunch supporter of gay rights and the eugenics movement.
But even more interesting and significant is the Crowley connection to perhaps the 20th century’s most influential sexologist, Alfred Kinsey. Founder of the Institute for Research in Sex, Gender and Reproduction at Indiana University – now called the Kinsey Institute – Kinsey, like his European counterparts, set out normalize all manner of deviant sexuality under the guise of objective science. Bisexual and with a penchant for masochism, Kinsey encouraged group sex among his graduate students and filmed sex acts in the attic of his home under the guise of research. Towards the end of his life, he, along with avant-garde filmmaker and Crowley disciple Kenneth Anger, visited the Great Beast at his lair at the Thelema Abbey in Siciliy.
Anger later observed, “Kinsey was obsessed with obtaining the Great Beast’s day-to-day sex diaries… To obtain grant monies and maintain the support of the university, Kinsey needed the excuse of research to validate his twenty-four-hours-a-day obsession with sex.”
That the man who perhaps more than any other was responsible for the “legitimization” of sexual perversion in the latter half of the 20th century was both a pervert and a fan of the century’s most notable occultist is a fact that should be shouted from the housetops… as well as his connection to the abortion holocaust.
In April of 1955, 16 months before he died, Kinsey attended a clandestine conference on the abortion issue at the Arden House in Harriman, New York. Sponsored by Planned Parenthood and the New York Academy of Medicine, a report from the conference was published three years later.
Edited by Planned Parenthood’s president, Dr. Mary Calderone, Abortion in The United States was the first serious apologetic on abortion rights. Kinsey was quoted as the leading “scientific” authority at the conference, citing data from his questionable research suggesting that illegal abortions were very common and dangerous while “therapeutic abortion” – abortion performed by a doctor – posed minimal health risks. In other words, legalizing abortion made perfect medical sense. Pregnancy, Birth and Abortion, published the same year by three Kinsey Institute researchers – and dedicated to Kinsey – made essentially the same argument.
Together, these books were a first major strike against America’s abortion laws and provided the so-called scientific support for the prestigious American Law Institute’s position on abortion. Codified in their 1959 draft of the Model Penal Code, the proposed law allowed for elective abortion in cases of rape, incest, fetal deformity, and threats to the mother’s physical or mental health.
This last stipulation, mental health, of course, was the camel’s nose in the tent that made abortion as a fall back method of birth control possible. All a woman had to do to get an abortion was say that having the unplanned baby would impinge on her happiness or peace-of-mind.
The door to abortion-on-demand was now open. New York was among the first states to walk through it and by 1970 had the most liberal abortion laws in the country. The Supreme Court forced the rest of the United States to follow in 1973, citing the ALI’s Model Penal Code in its infamous Roe v. Wade decision.
“Do what thou wilt” became the whole of the law.
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