Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Jesuits Priests & The Novel The Shaitan


As I mentioned earlier, I would be explicating upon the hither-to-unknown subject of Jesuit Priests and the world of the occult. However, before I proceed I would like to clarify what I’m referring to when I speak of Jesuit Priests involving themselves in the mystical. One can easily mistake this statement to imply that all those dedicated to the Society of Jesus are in actuality dabblers in Arcanum, harkening back to images of the super-secret society Opus Dei. 

Far from it.

The majority of Jesuits would eschew this notion and are simply devoted to the order, in carrying out the daily functions of officiating over church matters and the like. 

Having said this, there are and has been a negligible few who have stepped out of the purview of their ordinary duties and have applied themselves vigorously to unraveling the ambiguities particularly shrouded within the world of the supernatural.

It might not be common knowledge, but not a few Jesuit priests have performed exorcisms even in recent times. The fact that they are capable of affecting this spiritual service bespeaks their vast knowledge and exposure to the vulgarities of the world of the occult.

Madame Helena Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society, was fond of accusing Jesuit priests of, not only dabbling in the Arcanum, but also of having commerce with black magic. Whether this accusation if well-founded or not is still debatable.

Nevertheless, it seems probable that the Society of Jesus, otherwise known as the Jesuits, did have exposure to the magical crafts as a result of the codifying of a great body of mystic knowledge by the 12th century Catholic Pope Honorius the 3rd, who commissioned a vast compilation of the all the then-known systems of magic in the entire western world.

This monumental work upon completion was entitled “The Grimoire of Pope Honorius,” and has secretly served as a guidebook for Catholic priests ever since, who were curious and bold enough to step foot into the nebulous world of the supernatural and to take on this added profession.

Once again, the question: What does this exposition have to do with my novel The Shaitan? The answer is that it brings us back to the enigmatic figure of the Jesuit priest, Father Emmanuel Miguel Ramirez and his behind-the-scene manipulation and control over the clandestine US army “Operation Inferno,” and over the life and career of our main character, Army Ranger Staff Sergeant Hank Donaldson.

To further understand the complexity of this covert relationship and how it relates to staff Sergeant Hank Donaldson’s assignment over Homeland Security of the nation, I encourage you all to purchased and read an ebook copy of The Shaitan.

- Daniel Canada aka Obsidian


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The picture that follows is one of the mystical Jesuit Priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin