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The Origin of the Satanic Myth

Michael conquers Satan

The Origin of the Satan Myth:

Let us then fathom this creation of the Patristic fancy still deeper, and find its prototype with the Pagans. The origin of the new Satanic myth is easy to trace. The tradition of the Dragon and the Sun is echoed in every part of the world, both in its civilized and semi-savage regions. It took rise in the whisperings about secret initiations among the profane, and was established universally through the once universal heliolatrous religion. There was a time when the four parts of the world were covered with the temples sacred to the Sun and the Dragon; but the cult is now preserved mostly in China and the Buddhist countries, “Bel and the Dragon being uniformly coupled together, and the priest of the Ophite religion as uniformly assuming the name of his God (“Archaeology, Vol. xxv., p. 220, London). In the religions of the past, it is in Egypt we have to seek for its Western origin. The Ophites adopted their rites from Hermes Trismegistus, and heliolatrous worship crossed over with its Sun-gods into the land of the Pharaohs from India. In the gods of Stonehenge we recognise the divinities of Delphi and Babylon, and in those of the latter the devas of the Vedic nations. Bel and the Dragon, Apollo and Python, Krishna and Kaliya, Osiris and Typhon are all one under many names — the latest of which are Michael and the Red Dragon, and St. George and his Dragon. As Michael is “one as God,” or his “Double,” for terrestrial purposes, and is one of the Elohim, the fighting angel, he is thus simply a permutation of Jehovah. Whatever the Cosmic or astronomical event that first gave rise to the allegory of the “War of Heaven,” its earthly origin has to be sought in the temples of Initiation and archaic crypts. (THE SECRET DOCTRINE, Vol. 2, pg. 378-379)


  1. Reblogged this on Swordz Maestro and commented:
    Had numerous encounters with demonization of a person, also from people who are extremely inclined to this aspects of faith. It seems so nice when they call you a Sun, till you realize what it really is for them.

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    1. Would you care to explain more, what you mean of the Sun? Some Theosophists say, e.g., it is very easy when peering under the veil of matter, in the worlds, and mistaking beings and presences for God or Gods. It is stated, the principle issue is in the idea of God at present which simply allows this. I have met, asked, and talked with numerous people who, e.g., say they are convinced of Jesus Christ, because they have seen him, allegorically and in some ghostly apparition type situation. The Sun however, and the symbol and mystery of the Dragon and the Serpent, are defensible in the honour of the original meanings, which Christianity entirely disfigured. For one culture, as in China, the Dragon is a treasured symbol for Wisdom and Goodness. This is also the case among some American Natives, e.g., in Teotiuacan. It contains the same meaning. There is a constructive and destructive aspect of what the serpent represents.


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