Black Rock City is made up of all kinds of people, and some are not just spectators, they are agents for those who are actually completely against the party.
Some see the Burners as demonically possessed minions of Satan, and Burning Man as his birthday party. James Whisler’s musings from 2001 make for interesting reading, to say the least.
Here’s some highlights:
To me, the Burning Man origins obviously parallels ancient pagan celebrations when Druids burned humans in wicker cages as sacrifices to their gods at least eight times a year, on their eight major holy days, one of those of course being the Summer Solstice or Litha, a Celtic fire festival.
The city’s layout for 2001 can basically be described as a series of nine concentric semicircles bisected by an access road. The Burning Man is located along this line at the center of the circles. This inner road, called the Promenade [Esplanade], also contains other important structures integral to this year’s theme.
In essence, the outline of the city streets forms the Wiccan symbol for the goddess.
Some readers may already be familiar with the Luciferian principle whereby it’s believed that by creating occultic symbols, they harness powerful energies. The symbols themselves will generate energy after they are formed; this being the precise reason behind the design of the streets in Washington D.C purposefully forming masonic and occultic symbols. To quote Cutting Edge Ministries “…the greatest power of all is created in the symbol(s) if the uninitiated NEVER discover that the symbol exists.”
(click here to see the more occultic layout of last year’s Black Rock City)
Lucifer means “bringer of light” – Illuminati means “those to whom light has been brought”. Are Burners subsconscious agents of the Illuminati? Are we participants in a darker occult ritual, which we’re only dimly even aware of?
The sad thing is that just as freemasons see no danger in their symbolic ceremonies, so it is that those who participate in the Egyptian ritual and most of the events at Burning Man are also unaware and unconcerned with any demonic repercussions. I spoke with the creator of the Egyptian ritual at length after one of their presentations. A former Christian turned atheist who abandoned his beliefs because he could find no evidence of God,he said he saw too much hypocricy in Christianity. He confirmed much of what I had previously learned about Burning Man, including the fact that many there were former “disillusioned Christians” or considered themselves ‘victims’ of Christianity. Almost as if on cue to drive the point home, a pagan associate of his walked up to confer with him and upon finding out that I was a Christian, kindly excused himself and immediately walked away. I couldn’t get too bent out of shape, at least this gentleman I was talking to was willing to accept a tract from me and hear me out.
“ I can understand how a Christian might be offended at much of the perversion here at Black Rock City, ” he said. ” But surely you don’t find anything offensive in the Kaos Ritual.”
As I began to tell him the things I took issue with, he politely interrupted me to tell me about a Jesuit priest he had met a couple years ago at Black Rock City, who expressed his approval of what he saw at the Burning Man Festival. Interestingly enough, this Jesuit was one of those who worked on the translation of the New International Version of the Bible.
…The Burning Man logo is nothing more than the universal symbol for secular humanism. Harvey, who normally comes across as very intelligent, suddenly plays dumb when it comes to revealing the underlying meaning behind his Frankenstein creation, insisting that it is nonreligious in nature. Literature from the B. M. organization taken from their 2001 guide simply states “The Burning Man is a symbol of our shared humanity and equally represents men and women. ” This year’s theme, The Seven Ages of Man, covered earlier, aptly reflects the humanistic ideologies, leaving God out of the equation from man’s birth to his ultimate attainment of wisdom. Coincidently, Harvey chose to symbolize the Enlightenment stage with the flaming torch, a symbol which has long represented illumination and initiation into the mystery religions.
Burning Man began on the summer solstice, a Pagan festival. Later, it was moved to Labor Day weekend. Interestingly, in Europe, Labor Day is celebrated on May 1 – the Feast of Beltane, another significant Pagan date. The name Beltane derives from “La Baal Tinne”, it means the “Fire of Bel” (aka Baal, the Sun god). The fertility festival is a combination of feasting and orgies, for one night, married couples are allowed to remove their wedding rings and bang whoever they want. No similarities at all to Burning Man then. Burning Man insists that this is the #1 Media Myth, they have never done anything to associate the festival with Paganism. Just another one of these Burning Man coincidences – they start the festival on a Pagan date (solstice), then move it to the US equivalent of another Pagan date (Labor Day). Simply an accident! And the way the city is laid out, and the ritualistic elements of the Burn? Just another bizarre coincidence, eat the acid and don’t worry about it.
Beltane festival celebrations in Edinburgh
Burning Man has all the makings of a great pagan holiday with Made in the U.S.A. stamped on it. It’s got the drummers, dancers, trancers, fire and a central idol, etc. Perhaps that was the intention from its inception. I toy with the idea that some powerful luciferians in this country commissioned Larry Harvey to be a front man and provide a cover in order to establish a uniquely American paganistic-/-humanistic holiday over time without arousing suspicion. It is a curious fact that Harvey chose to reschedule the event from the Summer Solstice to Labor Day weekend. While Labor Day in America may have been started by well meaning unions over a century ago, it is nevertheless a man-centered holiday, focusing on his acknowledgement of his own labors. We see a similar symboitic blending of paganism and humanism take place in Europe each year when they celebrate their Labor Day and the satanic/ wiccan holiday of Beltaine both on May 1st.
The New Age movement is founded on the same ideas as Nazism. That is quite a claim. Constance Cumbey was the first major evangelical critic of the New Age movement. Her book on it is titled “The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow – the New Age Movement and our Coming Age of Barbarism”. Bath Salts, anyone? She sees the movement, and its Pagan rituals like Burning Man, as a harbinger of the Anti-Christ.
Author Constance Cumbey connects the dots between the satanic New Age Movement and the secular humanist movement in her book The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow. It’s a movment with participant organizations combined to form a giant SPIN (Segmented Polycentric Integrated Network), which resembles a fishnet in design, with each associate member representing a knot. This is much more effective this way, because attacking an individual link has little effect on the whole movement and cannot take it down. Cumbey has ample documentation showing their interconnectedness through their common goals and open associations. She writes:
The New Age Movement, called by Marilyn Fergusen The Aquarian Conspiracy, and deriving its name from the so-called Age of Aquarius, encompasses a number of groups and submovements, such as: the Holistic Movement, Humanistic Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, Humanistic Movement, New Thought, Third Wave, Third Force, The New Spirituality, the Human Potential Movement, Secular Humanism and Humanism.
Contrary to the assertions of the New Agers that their conspiracy lacks dogma, there is a discernable body of teachings dominant within the movement. While many paths may be employed to reach the trance-like state they encourage, once that state is reached, the paths are nearly identical from that point forward.
Is she just mad because she’s missing out? Girl needs to get her Burn on!
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