The Christian Conspiracy
Artist's reconstruction of the buildings in the Plan by J. Rudolf Rahn, 1876.
The Plan of Saint Gall is a famous medieval architectural drawing of a monastic compound dating from the early 9th century. It is preserved in the Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen, Ms 1092.
It is the only surviving major architectural drawing from the roughly 700-year period between the fall of the Roman Empire and the 13th century.
As I could present an endless list of artefacts which either are both magical and supposedly Christian, or texts which do not contain Jesus Christ, but Chrest and/or nomina sacra, the process would be a waste of time - yours and mine.
The Roman Catholic Church maintains that the legitimate use of sacramentals in its proper disposition is only encouraged by a firm faith and devotion in God, not through any magical or superstitious belief bestowed on the sacramental. In this regard, rosaries, scapular, medals and other devotional religious Catholic paraphernalia derive their power, not from the symbolism created by the object, rather by the faith of the believer in entrusting its power to God. While some Catholics may not fully appreciate this view, belief in pagan magic or polytheistic superstition through material in-animate objects are condemned by the Holy See.
Protestant denominations in general do not share in this belief, but other Christian Evangelicals sometimes advertise in television prayer clothes, or coins, and wallet reminders claiming to have intercessory powers on its bearer.Lay Catholics are not permitted to perform solemn exorcisms but they can use holy water, blessed salt and other sacramentals such as the Saint Benedict medal or the crucifix for warding off evil.
The crucifix is one of the key sacramentals used by Catholics and has been used to ward off evil for centuries. The imperial cross of Conrad II (1024–1039) referred to the power of the cross against evil. Many of the early theologians of the Catholic Church made reference to use of the sign of the cross by Christians to bless and to ward off demonic influences. The crucifix is still widely used as a talismanic sacramental by Christians. One should be wary of how the crucifix is attached to as jewelries such as pendants, bracelets and necklace where it is attached to. If the cross is attached in such a way that it can be turned upside down then it attracts evil and bad luck when worn for long periods of time.And so on, and on. Look at the early catacombs and you will see the magic, with Jesus and his magic wand performing his 'miracles'. Where did it come from? The Pythagorean mysteries, which became NeoPlatonism, Gnosticism and Manichaeism; read the Greek Magical Papyri. These 'philosophers' are nothing of the sort, they are magicians. Some examples:
1. Iamblichus, also known as Iamblichus Chalcidensis, or Iamblichus of Apamea (Greek: Ἰάμβλιχος, probably from Syriac or Aramaic ya-mlku, "He is king"; c. 245 – c. 325 AD), was a Syrian Neoplatonist philosopher who determined the direction taken by later Neoplatonic philosophy.Iamblichus was the chief representative of Syrian Neoplatonism, though his influence spread over much of the ancient world. The events of his life and his religious beliefs are not entirely known, but the main tenets of his beliefs can be worked out from his extant writings. According to the Suda, and his biographer Eunapius, he was born at Chalcis (modern Qinnasrin) in Syria. He was the son of a rich and illustrious family, and he is said to have been the descendant of several priest-kings of the Royal family of Emesa. Despite the complexities of the make-up of the divine cosmos, Iamblichus still had salvation as his final goal. The embodied soul was to return to divinity by performing certain rites, or theurgy, literally, 'divine-working'. Some translate this as "magic", but the modern connotations of the term do not exactly match what Iamblichus had in mind, which is more along the lines of a sacramental religious ritual. Still, these acts did involve some of what would today be perceived as attempts at 'magic'.
2. Porphyry of Tyre (Greek: Πορφύριος, Porphyrios; c. 234 – c. 305 AD) was a Neoplatonic philosopher who was born in Tyre.Porphyry also wrote widely on astrology, religion, philosophy, and musical theory.
3. Plotinus (Greek: Πλωτῖνος; c. 204/5 – 270) was a major philosopher of the ancient world. In his philosophy there are three principles: the One, the Intellect, and the Soul. His teacher was Ammonius Saccasand he is of the Platonic tradition. Historians of the 19th century invented the term Neoplatonism and applied it to him and his philosophy which was influential in Late Antiquity.After spending the next eleven years in Alexandria, he then decided, at the age of around 38, to investigate the philosophical teachings of the Persian philosophers and the Indian philosophers.And what are the Church Fathers when they began their careers? They are 'philosophers', inhabiting the imperial court; we have only the false, textual tradition to tell us that these magicians became Christian.
Plotinus' philosophy had a great influence on the development of Christian theology.
|Chrestos in opening of Mani epistle - Kellis, Egypt|
The term "Logos" was interpreted variously in neoplatonism. Plotinus refers to Thales in interpreting Logos as the principle of meditation, the interrelationship between the Hypostases (Soul, Spirit (nous) and the 'One'). St. John introduces a relation between 'Logos' and the Son, Christ, whereas, St. Paul calls it 'Son', 'Image', and 'Form'. Victorinus subsequently differentiated the Logos interior to God from the Logos related to the world by creation and salvation.
Certain central tenets of Neoplatonism served as a philosophical interim for the Christian theologian Augustine of Hippo on his journey from dualistic Manichaeism to Christianity.Many other Christians were influenced by Neoplatonism, especially in their identifying the Neoplatonic One, or God, with Jehovah."For Moslems, Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus are part of the Islamic tradition in the same manner that Abraham is regarded to be a prophet of Islam."
Theurgy (from Greek θεουργία) describes the practice of rituals, sometimes seen as magical in nature, performed with the intention of invoking the action or evoking the presence of one or more gods, especially with the goal of uniting with the divine, achieving henosis, and perfecting oneself.You see my point, I hope, how I could plough on forever exposing the Christian claptrap to the light of day. I cannot be bothered - you either 'get it' by now, or you never will.
Since I first climbed out of 'the glittering web' of false assumptions and so began to recognise Christianity for the historical fraud it is, I have wondered: who did it? With thought over time, it seemed likely to me that those people then are connected to the academic frauds of modern times, those who read IC XP in the early texts and claim it says Jesus Christ, those who deceive their students into believing that original ancient documents exist, when what we have is works by anonymous monks claiming to be making copies originally written by 'ghosts'.
In other words, the original fraud has continued to the present day and will continue until it is exposed and stopped.
Here is the sort of place I'm looking for - Carolingian and buried in the Swiss countryside:
The Abbey of Saint Gall is a Roman Catholic religious complex in the city of St. Gallen in Switzerland of a dissolved abbey (747-1805). The Carolingian-era monastery has existed since 719 and became an independent principality between 9th and 13th centuries, and was for many centuries one of the chief Benedictine abbeys in Europe.
Catholic Encyclopedia (1913), Volume 6
Abbey of St. Gall
The abbey gave hospitality to numerous Anglo-Saxon and Irish monks who came to copy manuscripts for their own monasteries. Two distinguished guests of the abbey were Peter and Romanus, chanters from Rome, sent by Pope Adrian I at Charlemagne's request to propagate the use of the Gregorian chant. Peter went on to Metz, where he established an important chant-school, but Romanus, having fallen sick at St. Gall, stayed there with Charlemagne's consent.I've been checking monasteries of the period, especially their scriptoria and notice how with Charlemagne's authority, British monks were visiting them. I think this is actually when, where and how the false textual tradition was composed. Those historians who know this period and these places better than me should look, too.
The Abbey Library of Saint Gall was founded by Saint Othmar, the founder of the Abbey of St. Gall.
The library collection is the oldest in Switzerland, and is one of earliest and most important monastic libraries in the world. It holds 2,100 manuscripts dating back to the 8th through the 15th centuries, 1,650 incunabula (printed before 1500), and old printed books. The library holds almost 160,000 volumes. The manuscript B of the Nibelungenlied is kept here.I think it very likely that the Roman Church kept a record of their work; I doubt it is in the hands of the known, monastic orders, but rather is secreted away. Switzerland would be a good place.