THE SEVENTH TRUMPET
Jeffrey Brackeen’s E-Mail Newsletter
Dear Friends: This series of studies deals with ancient Christian Magic Rituals. Yes, you read that correctly. That is the only terminology I know to describe some of these powerful rituals that have long since been forgotten. These rituals were not only powerful in a psychological sense, they obviously connected the initiate to much higher realms and in so doing had a tremendous impact upon the initiate.
EARLY CHRISTIAN MAGIC RITUALS
SUBJECTSCOVERED SO FAR IN THIS SERIES
Opening the Ears
Secret Teachings in the Holy of Holies
The White Robe
The Agape Feast
The Body & Blood of Christ
Baptism for the Deceased
The Holy Wedding
Secret Techniques of Effective Prayer
Passwords for Healing Others
The White Stone with a Secret Name on it
Ascending the Ladder
The Sacred Dance
The Mantras Jesus taught his disciples
SECRET TECHNIQUES FOR PRAYER, PASSWORDS & MANTRAS
Dear Subscriber and Friend,
This article will conclude our current series dealing with Early Christian Magic. Some people purport not to believe in ‘magic’, yet, they will express their belief in the power of prayer. Prayer is a form of magic ritual because it requires an act of faith, just as other rituals do.
If I were to say that effectual prayer is a real science, I have no doubt that some will raise their eye brows. The Apostle James made an interesting statement along these lines, when he wrote, "The EFFECTUAL fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much." - James 5:16
Having said that, he goes on to give an example of EFFECTUAL fervent prayer, by reminding us of Elijah, who prayed for God to withhold rain from the land of Israel and we know that God did so for three and a half years, until Elijah prayed for rain to come. Was Elijah a ‘righteous’ man? I honestly don’t know but one thing I do now is that James says in another play, "Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, sinners and purify your hearts, double-minded. . ." - Jas. 4:8
ILL WILL DIVERTS PRAYER
Furthermore, for prayer to be EFFECTUAL our hearts must be free of malice, envy, and ill-will toward others. This is why Peter instructed husbands to be reverent toward their wives. "Husbands, live with your wives according to knowledge, honoring the wife as the weaker vessel, as being heirs together of the grace of Life; so that your prayers be not hindered." - I Peter 3:7
It was Jesus who taught us to be forgiving of others, while we seek forgiveness for ourselves. "Because if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." - Matt. 6:14, 15
AN EFFECTIVE PRAYER MUST ME REPEATED THREE TIMES !!!
Why do the Kahuna/priests of Hawaii repeat their prayers three times? Because they know something that has been forgotten by Christians. A prayer to be effective must be repeated three times.
We just looked at Elijah, who prayed for the rain to cease from the land of Israel. During the time when there was no rain, the son of the widow, where he was living, died. Needless to say this was a real test of his faith. But what did he do? "He stretched himself upon the child THREE TIMES and cried unto the LORD, saying, O LORD my God, I pray you let this child’s soul return to him." -I Kings 17:21
When the people of Babylon were forbidden to pray to any one except the king of Babylon, we read that Daniel continued to "make his petition THREE TIMES a day" to his God. - Dan. 6:13
Even though we may make our supplications to the Lord in a
three fold manner, it may be that he has reasons not to honor our request. Paul, the Apostle admitted that he had a bodily afflict, which gave him a good deal of trouble. He had entreated the Lord THREE TIMES to take this affliction away but the Lord did not. - II Cor. 14:8 He believed the reason for this was because of all the ‘revelations’ he had received from God. There are times when we have to learn to say, "Not my will be done, but Yours."
KNOWING WHAT TO SAY AND WHO TO SAY IT TO
If a person only had one opportunity to speak to judge or the president of his country, he would probably give a lot of thought as to what he would say. This is the attitude that we must have when we go before the throne of the Most High God. Furthermore, it would not be wise to go see the governor of your state if you had a parking ticket. Oh, I’m sure he could pardon crimes but he might resent the fact that you did not go to the local court where you were supposed to go to have it adjucated.
One example of Jesus praying to someone other than his Father was when he was asleep in the bow of a boat and a storm came up. He did not pray to his heavenly Father but to Sabaoth, if we look at the original language. In Mark’s Gospel, we see him speaking to the elements, saying, "Peace. Be still." In another account, just before he says these words, he prays, "O, Elohim Sabaoth have mercy upon your servants. Then looking out upon the elements, he said, Peace. Be still." - Gospel of Barnabus (Get your free E-Book, The Complete Gospel of Jesus Christ on line. Go tohttp://www.treazureisland.com ). The word ‘elohim’ is plural just as is ‘Eloi, Eloi’. Sabaoth (Tzabaoth) is singular.
In previous issues of this series, we looked at some of the formulas and pass words that Jesus taught his disciples in order to get pass the gate keepers at the various levels in their spiritual ascent. There were also special words words of power.
The word 'Abracadabra' is a magic term that that derives from the early Christian amulets with Abraxas on them. The words of power for healing which Jesus used in Mark 5:41 ‘talitha cumi’ were used by Peter when he healed Dorcus, but already the writers were trying to cover the real meaning of this magic by changing letters and giving vague definitions. See Acts 9:40, where the Aramic ‘tilitha’ is somehow turned into ‘Tibitha" as though it were a proper name. (The lady’s name was Dorcus!)
THE MOST SACRED NAME
We know that the Jews did not pronounce the name of their God. In the Gospel of John, we see Jesus speaking to his heavenly Father, saying, "I have declared your NAME unto them [his disciples] and will declare it." Jn. 17:26 Now, try as you may, you will not find that name revealed in the Gospel of John. What was that name? I’ll give you a hint.
If you will read the scriptures in Hebrew, you will notice that all the words consist of consonants but no vowels. Why do you think this is so? I’ll tell you. The vowels were considered holy not just by the Hebrews but by Greeks as well.
There is a strange passage in the ‘Books of the Savior written by Philip, which reads: "There is therefore no mystery more excellent than these, except for the Mystery of the Seven Voices and their forty-nine powers and their cipher [numerical value of each letter] And there is no name more excellent than theirs, which is the NAME that contains all names and all lights and all powers."
Beloved, there are several ancient Christian manuscripts which show Jesus teaching his disciples to meditate, chant and pray with the seven vowels: (Example: A E I O U) When they performed several of the rituals, while standing in a circle, they chanted I A O, which became one of the names for God. God bless you and think on these things.
Yours, Jeffrey Brackeen