What is EVIL?

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 one for allWhat is Evil? What does it look, like?  More importantly, what does it feel like?

That which sides with Satan: Diabolical, sly, sneaky, in shadow and tests your Ethos is evil.  The character you build may not be the one that you are.    When you believe yourself to have a strong, moral character, astute ethics and are an all around  ‘good person’; it can be deduced that you’ve been clothed with the doctrine of society; for to embrace Evil is to be sinful, immoral and abnormal.  Eventually, it fits like a straight jacket.  It feels restrictive and binding.

Synonyms include but are not limited to: bad, corrupt, destructive, hateful, heinous, hideous, malevolent, malicious, nefarious, ugly, unpleasant, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, base, foul, low, offensive, poison, reprobate, wrong, angry, atrocious, baneful, beastly, calamitous, damnable, depraved, disastrous, execrable, flagitious, harmful, iniquitous, injurious, loathsome, maleficent, malignant, no good, obscene, pernicious, rancorous, repugnant, repulsive, revolting, spiteful, stinking, unpropitious, wrathful.

I’ll use the film The Ninth Gate (1999) to frame it, may even switch between the movie and the book The Club Dummas – so do try to keep up.

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“(Corso)Precise, unscrupulous and deadly as a black mamba”

Take Mr. Witkin for example.  Corso beats him to the punch, downplays the volume’s real value and gets the books from the estate in his grips for a whole lot less.  Corso can then reap a decent profit when he sells them.  Witkin, knowing Corso’s reputation and the quickness by which he acts.  Calls him out.    Does this make him one of the good guys?

Witkin’s overall look and demeanor are supposed to give the viewer the impression he’s on the up and up.  Corso knowing Witkin’s reputation, gets in and out before he can even take an inventory, let alone haggle with a price on a collection.   Having been beat at his own game, doesn’t by default make Witkin a good person with strong moral character.  It only means he’s slow on the draw and was outwitted by Corso (again).

 

Balkans: “Strange. I’d have bet a brace [pair] of Gutenberg Bibles you spend half the night with your eyes peeled. You’re one of those lean, hungry, restless types that put the wind up Julius Caesar. Men who stab their friends in the back.”

Balkans hires Corso for his reputation, not because he’s a nice fellow that’s trustworthy.  Money talks and Balkans is offering Corso a nice sum for authenticating his copy of the Nine Doors (Ninth Gate).   In knowing of Mr. Corso, Balkans can also appeal to his sense of pride as being on point with his knowledge, techniques and relentless pursuit.

To be one that would stab his own friend in the back is considered to the contrary of what society would call a ‘good person’ yet, plenty of ‘bad people’ get on pretty well in the world.

The Ceniza Brothers also give the impression that they are ‘good guys’, yet the hint dropped by them during Corso’s first visit to the shop, later proves to be a key.

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When the brothers giggle and speak about the ‘Master’ forger, they are really speaking about their own craft. Unbeknownst to Corso and the reader at the time, is that the brothers did in fact forge missing pages so that the Nine Doors in their possession could be sold as a complete and authentic copy.

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“If this is a forgery with missing pages restored, it’s the work of a master”

When Corso is given the clue by Lucifer, he returns to find the shop cleaned out but he does in fact locate the missing original page he was pursuing.  In spite of being shady in business dealings, the Ceniza brothers are quite successful and get on in this life rather well. In spite of their dishonesty.

Corso’s characterization does present some moral fiber, even if the majority of his deeds appear to be amoral.   When Fargas refuses to sell and Balkans pushes him to take the copy, he refuses.  In the meantime, Mrs. Taillefer beats them both to the punch when Fargas is found dead in the fountain, his copy of the Nine Doors stolen and Corso is left to take the fall for both murder and theft.

In the book however, Corso arranges a ‘burglary’ with his partner Pinto but still he’s adamant that he doesn’t want Pinto to harm Fargas, only stage the burglary and steal the book.  Pinto protests Corso’s irritating reminders, he knows his work.  The purpose is to point to Corso’s Ethic.

Maybe Fargas is the good guy?  Just an innocent old man that collects valuable books right?  Even Victor Fargas has his own story of woe and suffering, in the book Corso described him as close to madness by the state of his home, even if the collection was kept impeccable.  Fargas was slipping away, paying the price to the deeds of his youth.  To embrace Evil is to be transformed by it.  Whether the outcome is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ remains to be seen.

“Jackals on the sent of the Gutenberg Bible”

Years ago my Black Book of Names caused a stir as I was selling handmade books using the engravings from The Club Dummas.  In Occult circles the whole “And it harm none, do as ye will” axiom rears its head but its so rarely understood.  White-lighters believe they are ‘harmless’ all while sweeping the harm that they do under the rug as if no one will notice it.  I sure the hell see it.

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Those that don’t practice but just tow the line of “We don’t harm anybody!” are just idiots with no real ability to comprehend what it means.   This book, what’s written in it, or thought in the Ether is for the person that posses it.  His WILL be done, regardless of repercussions.  Short of grabbing the thing and smacking someone in the head with it, the only real harm it does to another person is to their fragile psyche.

I’ve been accused of causing illness and death by just suggesting a person may be in it.  In truth, grab the thing (a prop) off my library shelf and you’ll find that aside the woodcuts, the pages are blank.  Malevolent Magic.  I’ll be sorry they tell me, I’m going to hell or some Karma boogeyman is going to eat my soul or some shit.  These are the things they believe.  All that Evil in the world is just the stuff they don’t like, makes them uncomfortable or ashamed and dishonored by the code they’ve been taught.

Is there a single good guy in The Ninth Gate?  Even if you pointed to the so called innocent standers-by, you don’t know their story.  Everybody has a story and in it, are deeds of Evil.

This Sagan quote gets shared about so often, I doubt its given a second thought.  My immediate thought is that child abuse is an act of Satan.  To the Satanists with good guy badges, it’s all “But we don’t harm little children!”  completely missing the point.  The act of harming children in a society that asserts that it’s wrong and taboo, assigns it as Left-hand Path action.  Aside that, harm is subjective.  Millions of people believe they are doing right and good by their children, harming them, without ever laying a finger on them.  Believers and Non-Believers alike.  So please, don’t tell me that you don’t embrace Evil.

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Carl Sagan and Corso aren’t that different in terms of character.  Not only did he say this, he meant it with righteous indignation.   He also said:

“Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense.”

I’d consider the statement about zealots deep nonsense.  I remain skeptical of his intentions when he said it and the science of mind doesn’t add up.

Having said it, does it make him a good person because he seemingly rejects the abuses of children?  What about the harm done in the name of self-righteousness?  In the name of protecting them?

The 9th Engraving Woodcut interprets to:  “Now I know that from Darkness comes Light” , things considered dark, unknowable and off-limits can certainly light your ass on fire.  One can be illuminated, in that your ignorance has been pulled into the light.  If you reject Evil and all those spooky bad things, you can be assured you’re cutting off one hand to save the other.   You’ve put a fence up in the field of knowledge but you’re not safe.  Not even close.  Eventually Evil penetrates barriers and erases imaginary lines.  Temptation to know, is like that.

Sin Jones

Too offensive for the public… Dead Baby Dolls

IMG_2446This doll was deemed too offensive to the public. It was too lifelike, too morbid and too “real”. Nevermind that it’s a miniature doll, or that Vampire and Zombie infants were completely acceptable at a public Library event called “Monster Fest”.

Mothers that have lost infants in childbirth were offended and I was asked to remove it from my vending table. Once again the question is asked: “Is Art Satanic?”

My little art doll sure was a topic of provocation, do I stay or do I go? Why continue to support an event that has an unspoken criteria of acceptable items? A library is full of information arcane and yet, when that knowledge is portrayed through material objects, it’s too offensive to know. Go figure.

October is a strange month, it’s a time for hallmark holiday fare and a time to react to figments of one’s own imagination. It used to just be the 8th month on the Roman calendar (mensis-months) then by the late 16th century, menses was adopted to describe the crisis of Women during menstruation. Sounds legit.

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The baby doll itself is thought to be a ritual object. To little girls everywhere, it was a Mother’s way of teaching their daughters how to nurture to later become Mothers. If she mistreated her doll, it gave Mothers opportunity to correct the child’s behavior. While imagination is taken into account, I doubt the things imagined ever were, at least not in any real meaningful way. The battery of tortured dolls found in every household or garbage bin should demonstrate that dolls are objects to project upon.

I’ve never played with dolls in a traditional sense, they’ve always just represented intent. When I was given my first baby-doll, even then I knew it wasn’t really for me to have a doll to play with. It was a replica of that idea and like any poor emanation it tends to deteriorate over time. I received a doll just like the girl next door, not because I wanted it but because “I” was to be just like the neighbor’s child. Watched-over to determine if that intent would thereby be projected upon me.

I observed the girl next door for cues and wondered why I didn’t actually believe this was a “real” baby like she seemed to. Why, I asked myself, did pretending to put a doll to bed, change its diaper or rock it back and forth feel stupid and acting. Who was the act for?

If you’re caught not playing with your dolls like you should, you’re faced with demands and projected guilt: “Why aren’t you playing with that doll I bought you? You know, I spent a lot of money on it, it’s a collector’s item!”

What’s a little girl to do? Meet expectations, play-act to satisfy the demand, or collect ritual objects?

For me it was the latter, which is why I don’t know that I qualify as a doll-collector.

When I see a discarded doll at a yard sale or thrift that catches my eye, I feel impelled to alter it. They don’t all end up like this, mostly they end up collected but changed in some manner, whether literally or metaphorically.

I do like dolls, some even make me giggle, like that little fat fucker that sits atop a kitchen shelf. The epitome of too much “Mangia!”

IMG_2444Perhaps even the mass produced doll is art, it does provoke me to project my ideas upon it (maybe even some paint). Art, some say, is magic and that every manifestation of it is a ritual object. If it can manage to alter your perception then it qualifies as authentic.

I’ve decided to keep this one and continue to contemplate whether it’s an art doll or just causality having been provoked by it.

SIN JONES

Fighting for Honor: Conversations with James Jackson

James Jackson writes:  “Occultism feminism panthers Hollywood symbolism spelling it out for secret societies to brag about Bastet witches Mafdet cats witchcraft and other inferior pagan ideas…”

The occult schools are trying to define what is hidden in religion an they are notorious for being fraudulent and lying for power and influence. There are countless contradicting occult societies and they are all inferior and their magic has failed to defeat me at martial arts for instance. One of many examples of them coming up short.

Inferior to what?  One must place a set of ideals on a pedestal before you can begin to address those that are inferior.  James goes on to say:  “There is One God and through him I am over 100-0 in martial arts. Long ago people would prove their religion through wars. When the smoke cleared the 2 largest religions are Christianity and Islam. Now secret societies are manipulating people to destroy those 2 religions so that is how it ends. Masonry, rosicrucians, theosophy, wiccan ect ect greek mysteries, dinoysus, orpheus, platonic schools of thought and more. Philosophy and religion go hand and hand. Religion seeks to join or reconnect with what is spiritual. When you are doing all guess work it is meaningless, only TRUE prophets can define the relationship between God and man. “

Only TRUE prophets?  You can imagine my skepticism with regard to self-awareness.  Just seems to me that Mr. Jackson is getting a bit caught up here.  It may spark an interesting discussion (or Not), It’s led to a scheduled interview and using my… What did he call them?  “You are a satanic feminist who dabbles in witchcraft, one look at your channel and pic one can tell that. What secret society of spiritual bottom feeders do you belong to? THe relationship is supposed to be with God not the devil. Prophets tell it better than anyone else ever has so the proof is in the pudding.”

Moi, a Feminist?  Supposed to be?  Secret Society of Bottom Feeders?  Well hey, sign me up!  Not sure what this guy is trippin’ on but if offered, I’d say “No thanks”.  Pride & Vanity, one of the Devil’s Favorite sins…  Honor?  I’d be curious to learn how this fellow not only defines it but would see it in practice.  Our discussion is scheduled for 9/25/15 6:30 EST.  Any predictions on how it will turn out?  Devil-animated-animation-devil-smiley-emoticon-000386-large

Update: here it goes!

Poison Apple Radio: Aligning with the Devil

Blake3Poison Apple Radio show, 8/8/15 @6 pm EST. Joining me is Blake from The Demented 1, Youtube channel. We will be discussing what happens when you align with the Devil.  I will be taking live callers during the show, be there or despair! To subscribe to future shows, visit Poison Apple Radio For a simple MP3 download file, visit: Poison Apple Radio

Other Links of Interest:

Church Tithing Collection Notices

American Atheists Monument Controversy in Florida

Satanic Temple Monument Unveiling in Detroit

Try a Different Approach

ennealinks  If what you’re doing isn’t working, try a different approach.

You have a body.  YOU ARE NOT YOUR BODY.

You have habits. YOU ARE NOT YOUR HABITS.

You engage in Conflict. YOU ARE NOT YOUR CONFLICT.

You have Will.  YOU ARE NOT YOUR WILL.

Whatever form you reside within, it is merely a shell built upon a foundation.  If the foundation is cracked, the structure will come crashing down.  Build it again.

Recommended Reading:

Beelzebub’s Tales to His Grandson

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Poison Apple Radio: Interview with James Hale

James Hale 2Tune in this week with your host SIN JONES for a round table discussion with James D. Hale founder of the former Church of IV Majesties responsible for a media whirlwind in Oklahoma City, when his group scheduled a mock-exorcism at the Civic Center in 2010.  The group dismantled shortly thereafter but still enjoys trolling the locals.  Now-a-days James is busy forming a local Biker group that is open to Satanists among its ranks.  We will be discussing the event from his point of view, addressing criminal accusations, his recent interview for the documentary film The Real Enemy and what the media attention amounted to for personal gain.  James is a writer, local rabble rouser and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  His 14 year old daughter received some local media attention when she called out a local school for discrimmination against Satanists. 

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