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Introduction To The Occult Circus

On June 2, 2020 a coordinated global campaign labelled “Blackout Tuesday” was organized, ostensibly to “protest racism and police brutality”.

Of course the hypocrisy of corporations that habitually support and shill for war crimes now promoting such a fake, virtue-signaling campaign is nauseating. But that’s not the point; people were encouraged to post a black square on their social media, and millions did. Little did they know, they were co-opted into participating in an occult mass-ritual. That was the real purpose of the exercise.

The square, or its 3D-equivalent the cube, is indeed a universal and age-old hermetic symbol. It represents the Earth, matter, base consciousness (the sphere, circle or compass conversely representing the Heavens, spirit, elevated consciousness).

The black cube or square takes additional meaning: it is a symbol of Saturn, also known as Cronos or Kronos. That symbol is revered by occultists as they associate it with the mythological Golden Age (which Kronos ruled as the youngest and leader of the first generation of Titans).

But let’s back up for one second and state a few important things:

  • One does not need to believe any of these superstitions are real in order to study them; suffice to notice many people who claim to rule the world think they are.
  • Reverse engineering and characterizing all of the occultists’ symbols and superstitions (ancient or modern) is an impossible and pointless task; each symbol can have countless interpretations, each belief is seemingly contradicted by another one.
  • Occultists ultimately engage in what amounts to intellectual masturbation. Even though they may have discovered some concealed principles of Nature, they are far from enlightened. The convolutedness of their discipline is a testament to its ultimate falseness; the truth must be insolently simple, as perfection is achieved when nothing is left to take away.
  • The Truth exists but can never be uttered or mentally grasped. The fact all mathematical constants are all irrational or transcendental is a simple illustration of this. Approaching the Truth is therefore an endeavor rooted in humility – a quality occultists typically lack.

That last point is the most important, so let us give an example: Pi (π) exists precisely in Nature, but can never be completely written down or uttered, as it is provably transcendental. It can only be approximated. Yet, it can be easily experienced, by picturing or drawing a circle.

Similarly the Truth can never be understood or uttered, but it can still be experienced. Doing so is so simple it boggles the mind, and we will try to explain how in future posts. For the time being, it is important to remember occultism, if it is studied at all, must be considered at a distance, as the convoluted discipline of people who are seeking to grasp the world, i.e. who are after power.

Indeed occultism is a discipline of control, practiced by people who are incapable of trust and surrender, and are therefore governed by fear. They are as far away from Love and Light as one can be. They find themselves in an existential cul-de-sac; they have knowledge and understanding but no wisdom. They deserve compassion, not reverence.

Saturn And New World Order

As mentioned before, the “reign of Saturn” is mythologically related to the “golden age”.

A golden race of mortal men who lived in the time of Kronos when he was reigning in heaven. And they lived like gods without sorrow of heart, remote and free from toil: miserable age rested not on them. […] The fruitful earth unforced bare them fruit abundantly and without stint. They dwelt in ease and peace upon their lands with many good things.

Hesiod, Works and Days, translated by Evelyn-White

In occultist and theosophic circles, such an era is expected to return, and it’s being called the “New Age” or the “Age of Aquarius”.

The phrase novus ordo seclorum (meaning new world order, or new order of the ages), famous motto appearing on the reverse of the “Great Seal” of the USA, is a reference to the fourth Eclogue of Virgil, which contains a passage that reads:

Ultima Cumaei venit iam carminis aetas;
magnus ab integro saeclorum nascitur ordo.
iam redit et Virgo, redeunt Saturnia regna,
iam nova progenies caelo demittitur alto.

Translated:

Now comes the final era of the Sibyl’s song [Cumaean prophecy];
The new world order is born.
And now justice returns, Saturn’s reign returns,
Now a new lineage is sent down from high heaven.

Here Virgil writes this coming golden/Saturnian age will start with the birth of a child (understood to be a prophet). This is an age-old eschatological theme. Saturn’s “returning reign” is associated by occultists with the same story being told across traditions, that of an “apocalypse” (etymologically: unveiling) and a new golden age.

The Sun is the polar opposite of Saturn. But because the core on one extreme contains the essence of its opposite, the path to Saturn is the surest path to the Sun. In this way the alchemical “lead” is transformed into “gold”. Standard western magical symbolism ascribes lead to Saturn and gold to the Sun. […]

Because the Fraternitas Saturni has as one of its main teachings that the world is passing into an Aquarian-Uranian Age, a fairly developed picture of the envisioned future emerges. The astrological sign Aquarius is traditionally ruled by Saturn with his dark and distant aspects. […] This Aquarius-Uranian Age, ruled by Saturn, will be one in which a spiritual elite will be increasingly powerful.

Stephen E. Flowers, Lords of the Left-Hand Path (full PDF), p. 151

More On Saturn

The cult of Saturn is omnipresent in modern society, once we learn to recognize its symbols. The signal-to-noise ratio on the subject matter is however very low, and it is difficult to find credible references.

There is a 2017 book called The Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros (pseudonym), that contains a well-referenced description and chronology (no pun intended) of the Saturnine cult. It was limited to 720 copies only, which are nowadays traded for several hundreds of dollars. According to the publisher, the book “is introduced by Germany’s (in)famous Frater U.:D.:, legendary magician and prominent member of the Fraternitas Saturni“.

For our readers’ curiosity, here is an electronic copy of the book (PDF). Because it is out-of-print, we cannot accompany this link with our habitual disclaimer to try and remunerate the author if you choose to keep it; we are making it available for any paladin who might find it useful to his benevolent pursuits; in any case we recommend against the rituals and incantations described herein, and as a matter of fact the whole of section three presents little interest and can be readily ignored.

We present below some interesting excerpts from that book; we have sometimes added paragraphs to facilitate reading.

Black Cube

Few people have understood how the black cube is tied to Saturn; reference is often made to the unexplained hexagonal storm on the planet’s north pole. As far as we can tell that link isn’t referenced in ancient texts however, whereas the black cube is an old symbol of the deity.

For the initiated reader, the cube or obelisk represents the spiritual dimension to which Saturn is banished, the spiritual prison to which the deity is confined. It is square or cubic, because this is the simplest building known to humanity, and so it represents the jail or cell which holds the fallen king.

Of course, the Black Cube is not a literal room in which the deity is trapped; it represents a spiritual plane, a shadow-universe which serves as the Saturnine deity’s prison. The ritual act of setting up the Black Cube as Saturn’s idol, and calling the deity forth from the idol, is symbolic of releasing Saturn from His prison.

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, p. 107

The Picatrix is the name given to the Latin translation of a centuries-old hermetic Arab text called Ghāyat al-Ḥakīm. It is an invaluable source of understanding regarding the Saturnian cult (here is an English translation for reference).

As the author of The Picatrix makes plain, Him which someone calls ‘Saturn’, another may call ‘Cronos,’ ‘Sani,’, ‘Samedi,’ ‘Keyvan,’ ‘Tezcatlipoca,’ or even ‘the Black Cube.’ […]

[The] Picatrix compiler also uses a second account from the Kitab al-Istimatis tradition, in which he describes the Saturnine deity as a cube. […] While the color of the cube is not mentioned, given that the text has explicitly stated above that Saturn’s color is black, it is almost certainly a Black Cube.

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, pp. 29, 52

Interestingly, the black cube symbolism is present across mythologies, including far-distant ones (Sani is the Hindu Saturn).

In several of these cultures discussed, Saturn’s physical presence in this world – his idol, if you will – is said to be a black stone, cube, or obelisk. The current idol of Sani at one of his most prominent temples continues to be the black stone even now. […] We might ask why the Saturnine deity would prefer a Black Cube or obelisk as an icon.

The answer, one might suspect, is related to the earlier statement that the Saturnine deity is a remnant of the primordial Chaos, which was cut/ severed from Chaos when the cosmos surged into being.

The Cube symbolizes the cutting, in that its straight edges and angles are clearly artificial and non- natural. The Cube also represents the maiming and constraining of Saturn, and the prison dimension (Tartarus) to which the deity is confined. The Black Cube is simultaneously the prison and the throne of the dark god.

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, pp. 101-102

New Age

Although Saturn’s reign is associated with an era of abundance and peace, the deity itself is universally recognized, including by those who worship it, as the source of evil, decay, malevolence, destruction and darkness.

These likewise appear to be a kind of contradiction: how can a being be evil, or the source of evil (as a related text indicated above), and yet be honorable? The only possible answer is that in the medieval mind, a deity or person could be malevolent, and yet have a code of honor, or at least some frame of reference which humans might possibly understand.

Honor implies that the deity will acknowledge sacrifices and prayers made in its honor, and that it will react accordingly. Equally, it implies that the deity may be offended if it is approached without the proper respect and humility.

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, p. 41

This apparent contradiction is further explained in another passage.

While Saturn ruled, the world was a utopia, a golden age of plenty. All were equal, and thrived somehow under Saturn’s rule. […]

Nevertheless, the Saturnine kingdom was not ideal, for which reason it had to be overthrown by the Olympian gods. Saturn was an aspect of Chaos, and so the equality enjoyed by all was an equality of utter subjugation.

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, pp. 59-60

An even better parallel between New World Order and the reign of Saturn is proposed in the following passage.

Already, we have read much of the virtues and powers of the black god. The Saturnine deity is not a deity of brute force, but of subtlety and cunning. His revolution will not be one carried out through force of arms, but rather through the spiritual planes, as well as through the quiet corridors of power.

Saturn is the god of mystery, intrigue, stealth, secrets, and malice. A Saturnine kingdom today could, for example, manifest as a powerful state where there are cameras in every room, watchers on every street, and where people have gladly surrendered their civil liberties and dignity in exchange for safety and security.

Put this way, it does not seem so farfetched. It could equally manifest as complete and utter anarchy, with the dissolution of the civil powers, and a return to tribal or feudal living.

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, pp. 112-113

The false notions of “equality” and “discrimination”, as well as the abolition of individuality are, as we have already discussed in previous posts, fundamental to the envisioned new world order.

The dark deity has two essential goals, which form the mandate of the Saturnine cult. The first goal is to claim sovereignty, to conquer, to take back the celestial throne and then to restore the Saturnine kingdom ensuing in a state in which the world is again less differentiated from Chaos.

Under Saturn’s rule, humanity would be free of fear, grief, and loss, because it would achieve true equality through its newfound freedom from individuality and discrimination, in a never-ending Saturnalia.

The second, more far-reaching goal, is the eventual return of Chaos itself. The Saturnine kingdom may never return – there are no guarantees, and there are other spiritual powers that hold sovereignty, or would like to seize it.

Yet the return of Chaos is prophesized, and when it comes, it may be for the last time. The Saturnine acolyte prepares for that day, by working to increase the influence of Saturn – and Chaos – at work in the world today.

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, p. 156

As noted above, the contemporary “new age” religion is actually founded on age-old eschatological / “end-times” legends and beliefs.

Chaos is opposed by other spiritual powers, and demonized as a monster itself. This role is exemplified in Christian legends, which prophesy a coming final battle in which Chaos will return to war against Creation. The cosmos is disturbed, and the earth groans with storms, earthquakes, even eclipses, all caused by the increasing intrusions of Chaos.

Most of these legends predict a return of the very monsters that appeared in the earlier battles at the dawn of creation: dragons and demons break their adamantine chains – and so too, perhaps, the Saturnine deity. Whether or not such legends should be taken literally, it illustrates that there are other powers in the cosmos besides Chaos, and that these powers seek to limit and marginalize the cosmos as best they can.

Saturn as an agent or remnant of Chaos within the cosmos is opposed by the other gods but they cannot slay him. This leads to His exile but Saturn’s godly prison is imperfect. His malefic influence remains perennial, and erupts at times to temporary riotous freedom, before it can be banished back into the black dimension symbolized by the cube.

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, pp. 155-156

Hexagon

When the Voyager space probes started sending pictures back from Saturn and its persisting hexagonal cloud pattern around its north pole, cognizant Saturnian worshippers must have been amazed at such a synchromystic occurence. That is, of course, presuming the pictures are real (which the authors of this website have no way of verifying).

It is indeed likely occultists had already realized the diagonal projection of a cube is a 2D hexagon, as the hexagon was already another notorious Saturnian symbol. In other words, a 3D cube can be represented in 2D as either a square or a hexagon.

Appropriately, the (black) cube is often shown as resting on one of its corners. The following gallery offers a small glimpse into this.

Blood Sacrifice

Saturn was the origin of the western image of the Grim Reaper, and as the deity identified with harvesting, He was expected to harvest plants, animals, and humans alike.

Macrobius reports that in the earliest memories of the Italic peoples, Saturn was worshipped with human sacrifices; later, when this practice fell into disfavor, torches were burned in His honor as a substitute. Modern scholars, however, of the classical period argue that Macrobius is only partially correct: there is no question that human sacrifice was part of the worship of the Reaper.

However, while Macrobius tries to suggest that burning torches substituted for human sacrifices, Versnel has discussed the considerable evidence that the gladiatorial games were carried out as ritual observances (munera) to Saturn .

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, p. 59

One of the universal aspects of the historical and modern cult of the Black Cube is the sacrifice of living beings, animal and human. In ancient times, the authors of the Saturnine texts wrote that black animals are to be given to Saturn, which is an indication of His chthonic nature. […]

We know also that the North African cult, which worshipped Saturn as ‘Baal Haamon,’ is said to have practiced human sacrifice by immolation, where the Romans practiced it through the gladiatorial games, and Macrobius states that it was performed through the ritual slaughter of criminals prior to the rise of the Republic.

Ancient cultures such as the Vikings and Celts are famous for their practices of animal and human sacrifice, and even the weekly Christian communion (or Eucharist) is very possibly a Romanized sacrificial rite based on the Saturn cult, where wine is substituted for blood, just as it was done in funeral rites during the Imperial period. On a similar note, when Tezcatlipoca was the chief deity of the Aztec empire, human hearts were cut out and offered to him on a daily basis.

This is all to show that Saturn is the Reaper, and His cult requires the death or at least blood of living beings. […]

The modern occultist’s aversion to blood is a strange thing, and is difficult to trace back past the early twentieth century. The most likely explanation is that as the Christian West abandoned sacrifice in the medieval period, sacrifice was seen as a ‘barbarian’ practice, only performed in the occidental colonial lands like Africa and India. Sacrifice was not seen as a ‘white’ or ‘civilized’ practice.

Since occultism as it is practiced today is predominantly Europeanized, the ancient traditions were revived half-heartedly. Sacrifice, which is evident in the texts, had to be stripped out, and so many contemporary occultists attempt to dismiss it as ‘symbolic,’ though they oddly maintain that the gods themselves are real. This has led to systems of the occult today which claim legitimacy based on their knowledge of tradition, while they para- doxically abstain from (or worse, ridicule) the practice of blood sacrifice.

This attitude of ridiculing the practice of sacrifice stems entirely from the Catholic and Protestant Missionary movement, and it is unfortunate that modern occultists have maintained these colonial Christian ideas in their occult practices. There is no room for the ‘respectable colonial’ occultist in the Saturnine movement.

If someone wishes to approach the Saturnine deity, they should be aware that this is not a bloodless cult. Saturn expects and demands blood – there is no documented account of any genuinely Saturnine cult without the sacrifice of life.

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, p. 116-118

Saturn and Rome

The original pre-Republic settlement on which Rome was built was first called Mons Saturnius, dedicated to Saturn. Throughout the Republic and Empire, it represented Rome’s geographical and ceremonial center. To this day the Campidoglio is considered the geographical center of Rome.

While Cronos is relegated to being a sort of god-devouring monster in Hellenic tradition, the Roman Saturn is a much more beloved figure. Although Jupiter, Mars, and Minerva become the major gods of the empire, the Roman state and its historians acknowledged that Saturn was the original deity of the Roman people, and in fact they claimed that Italians themselves were descended from Saturn. The Mons Saturnius is one of the hills on which Rome was built, and the oldest temple in Rome belongs to Saturn.

Saturn has his own priesthood, and the state treasury was kept at his temple. The original name of the Italian settlement situated on the site of Rome was ‘Saturnium.’ Further, Saturn enjoyed a week-long series of revels each year, which began on 17 December. For a deposed deity, Saturn enjoyed a very profound respect, second perhaps only to Jupiter.

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, pp. 58-59

That last passage refers to the festival Saturnalia, which the tradition of Christmas gifts and overindulgence in eating comes from.

The Roman festival of the Saturnalia (Greek Cronia) deserves some consideration. Macrobius reports that initially, the entire tenth month of the year, December, was sacred to Saturn, while the eleventh, January, was sacred to Janus. Within the tenth month, the ancient Italians, and the Romans who followed them, celebrated the festival of Saturn for seven days, from 17-23 December.

The Saturnalia was wild, even debauched, and orgiastic at times. During this period, all norms and taboos were overturned. Servants became masters, and masters became servants. Servants could (and did) abuse and insult their owners, and may even have taken sexual liberties with them, much as their masters would have used their slaves at a whim throughout the year. Celebrants greeted each other with the cry ‘io Saturnalia‘ which served to remind each other that they were celebrating a religious occasion.

A Saturnine Prince, the Princeps Saturnalicus, was appointed in place of the usual king or emperor, to serve as the master of ceremonies, and his dictates were generally followed. Small, humorous gifts were given by friends, and it was a time for pranks, foolishness, and otherwise normally unacceptable behavior.

Exceptionally during the Saturnalia festival, the chains or cords which normally tied the legs of Saturn’s idol were undone, symbolizing His temporary release from bondage.

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, pp. 60-61

Abrahamic Religions

Hopefully it has become clear by now that the deity being worshiped by Abraham and his followers, one that Gnostics called the “demiurge”, is in fact Saturn. The depictions of an angry, vengeful and jealous god that demands continuous sacrifice in order to be appeased perfectly meets the description indeed.

Despite the Hellenistic language used by many Gnostic groups, the Saturnine deity had connections to the Abrahamic religious tradition. The Demiurge, for example, was understood to be the deity who revealed the Torah to Moses, and so the Jewish religion is understood by many Gnostic writers to be thoroughly Demiurgic.

This makes sense, especially given the cosmo-centric nature of the Torah, which emphasizes the importance of the material world, and which is largely silent about the spiritual afterlife. Moses is considered to be a Saturnine prophet, a revealer of laws written by the cosmic architect. Christianity, by contrast, is a pleromic religion, in that it suppresses the cosmic nature of the human in favor of ‘spiritual’ nature.

Many of the classical Gnostic movements identified Saturn with the Demiurge, the cosmic architect. It also occurs implicitly through Saturn’s supposed association with the deity of the Old Testament, which is echoed later in the Picatrix tradition that Saturn is lord of the Jews, via their celebration of the Sabbath. These associations are evident when one examines several texts that record Gnostic beliefs. Saturn, as the Demiurge, is called by several names in Gnostic tradition. Most commonly, He is called Ialdabaoth, which is Aramaic for ‘son (yald) of chaos (baoth).’ […]

The Kaaba itself, which was originally an icon of the Time deity, is another prominent example of the Black Cube. It is significant that the black stone at the heart of the Kaaba is said to be black iron, fallen from the stars, which according to Islamic lore makes it Saturnine by definition.

Cult of the Black Cube: A Saturnian Grimoire by Dr. Arthur Moros, pp. 69 and 102

Appropriately, the black cube symbolism across Abrahamic traditions is omnipresent. Notice for example the word “tetragrammaton” (the name of the biblical “god of Israel”) referring to a 4-letter deity, or Kaballah and Kaaba both involving the cube in the words’ very root.

We shall present a few illustrations below; click any image to view the slideshow. We would like to stress that our goal here is not to hurt any religious sensibilities, and that such understanding should not be construed as prejudice towards any group.

Modern Society

Our contemporary world is governed by the cult of Saturn; lawyers and judges dress as Saturnian priests in their black robes; university graduates adorn a black square atop their heads; even the checkerboard pattern is a not-so-subtle reference to Saturn.

Indeed the symbols are too numerous to list exhaustively. We propose a small sample below as a gallery (click to view).

Conclusion

We have introduced a very difficult topic in this post. First, because it is so vast and complex that it is nearly impossible to summarize properly. Second, because occult practice is so omnipresent, and has been for such a long time, that lifting the veil on it is likely to hurt and offend many contemporary traditions or belief systems. Still, we have done our best to propose referenced, objective and unbiased knowledge to our readers.

In introducing the world of occult practices, we have naturally focused on Saturn. As the ancient “king of the gods”, he is indeed the principal figure being worshiped either in exoteric or esoteric traditions. He is the main deity associated with matter and base consciousness, his color is black, and he has been represented since time immemorial by the cube, the hexagon or the crescent.

By understanding the mythological Saturn, one derives understanding of the barbarians’ occult rituals and practices, e.g. blood sacrifices (and child sacrifice in particular), cannibalism, etc. The overt manifestations of chaos (such as war and terrorism) are similarly almost always tributes to Saturn.

The ubiquitous exoteric “eye of providence” can furthermore be understood as an esoteric reference to Saturn, as that is exactly how the planet appeared to the ancients (archive 1, archive 2).

We have furthermore shown occultists are desperately looking to foster a “new reign of Saturn”, i.e. a “new golden age” characterized by utter subjugation and an abrogation of individuality.

Here is now the good news. It is absolutely certain that the barbarians will fail. Saturn and his minions will not show up, for the simple reason they don’t exist; manifestations following rituals or incantations are merely egregores.

This is very important to understand: occultists firmly believe that because Saturn is described in such a coherent way across geography and history (under different names), that must be proof that he is indeed a real, personified entity. That is not the case however, as we have found a better, much more plausible explanation for the archetype, thanks to Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky.

Here is the point in a nutshell: if so many cultures have coherently described an angry, vengeful deity that eats his children, that is associated with the planet Saturn, symbolized by the cube, square or the crescent, that used to govern during a golden age, that was dethroned and is now confined to a lonely, dark place it is because… they all witnessed the same astronomical phenomenon! All these common symbols and allegories come from a shared, traumatic, catastrophic experience in the sky very long ago.

In other words, antediluvian astronomical observations became legends, which became astrotheological symbols and myths, which became religion (both exoteric and esoteric). Saturn coming out of his cage is literally as likely as the planet Saturn once again finding its former orbit around the sun.

If you are interested to understand what this means, we highly recommend the documentary embedded below, Symbols of an Alien Sky.

If these ideas are attractive to you, more knowledge can be found in David Talbott’s book The Saturn Myth. Here is a full copy in PDF, for evaluation purposes; if you choose to keep it, please consider buying a copy.

There is another, more fundamental reason warranting long-term optimism, which we will get into in future posts; we have barely scratched the surface today.