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September 7th, 2009

A FINE VIEW OF CONGREGATIONAL ILLUMINISM

When we consecrated Tau Sciam to the episcopate in the communion of free illuminists at Arabia Mountain (see first video below), I was very pleased with this advancement of the Work. Since then he has had a child (as will be obvious in this new video(below), moved from LA to AL (make of that what mystic sense you will) and done a fine job with his video presentations. The new one presented here summarizes what many of us think, but one of the great things about congregational illuminism is that no hierarchy or creed dictates what we think or do. As with the Great Work itself, we treasure communion with our sisters and brothers, but are mindful that the Work is a "do it yourself" project.

Tau Sciam Consecration Tau Sciam latest video.

CURRENT LIST OF WORLDWIDE LOCAL CONGREGATIONAL ILLUMINIST BODIES HERE.
CURRENT LIST ON SMASHING ILLUSIONS (UPDATED AS NEEDED) HERE
ONLINE CONGREGATIONAL ILLUMINISM GROUP HERE

  Brad is my friend and a first-rate author on the mysterious since I can remember.  I used to know Brent Raynes Back in the Day in UFOlogy. More recently he interviewed me for his on-line journal.

 

 

Real Vampires, Night Stalkers, and Creatures from the Darkside

 

      By Brad Steiger

      Visible Ink Press

      43311 Joy Road #414

      Canton, MI 48187-2075

      2009, 304 pages, $24.95 US

      ISBN-13: 978-1-57859-255-5

 

      Reviewed by Brent Raynes

 

      Brad Steiger carefully, thoroughly, and yet entertainingly examines the vampire legend from multiple levels of perceived reality in order to more accurately and potentially extract relevant data and to more meaningfully define the true implications behind such reported occurrences and states of being, ever mindful to separate fact from fiction in an attempt to better discern the proverbial and all important truth of such matters. A skilled author and a most knowledgeable, seasoned researcher and investigator of subjects dark and mysterious, Brad recounts for his readers reports of frightening encounters with what he calls parasitic spirits that may possess their human hosts, feeding upon their life force, and judging from the lurid descriptions of horrible crime scene murders perhaps even feeding upon the life essences of others. Brad assures us that the real vampire, the parasitic, shape-shifting variety, is nothing like the romanticized, seductive version of popular Hollywood fame. They walk freely in the light of day, crucifixes have no affect on them, and they don’t offer immortality, only pain and death.

 

      But as I stated, Brad explores other levels and categories of reality and perception with regard to the vampire phenomenon and legend. Besides spirit possession and encounters with presumed parasitic entities of various descriptions (and this book has some fascinating first-hand accounts), and exploring in detail the historical background behind ancient encounters with supernatural beings like Lilith, the Jinn and the Nephilim, Brad skillfully traverses with us through numerous other landscapes and scenarios. While the main focus of this book is on the supernatural elements of such matters, we are also introduced to a subgroup of people within our society who call themselves “vampires,” the majority of whom claim to feed on the psychic energy of other humans rather than using their blood. Brad also introduces us to porphyria, the so-called “vampire’s disease,” or Renfield’s Syndrome, or to what psychologists refer to as a werewolf psychosis popularly called lycanthropy, to crazed serial killers who imagine themselves to possess a supernatural need to kill others, for whatever reasons. Growing numbers of psychologists, psychiatrists and clergy though are recognizing that mental delusion, illness and psychosis does not fit the profile of all of these cases. Sometimes it’s of a more inexplicable, supernatural character, and Brad has a lot of those stories too. Be sure and read his chapters Haunted by the Dybbuk, The Secondhand Sofa Came with the Spirit of a Vampire, Vampires from UFOs, Black-Eyed Beings, The Shadow People, and Multidimensional Mimics to further generate an extra little chill going up and down your spine! This book also has 90 illustrations and photographs. Some truly talented artists contributed some great artwork to this volume.

 

      A true must read, though you might want to read it in the daytime rather than late at night on a full moon.

 

 

 




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