The definition of “occult” is simply “hidden, not observed.” For example,
The fecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a lab test used to check stool samples for hidden (occult) blood.
Occult blood in the stool may indicate colon cancer or polyps in the colon or rectum — though not all cancers or polyps bleed.
Typically, occult blood is passed in such small amounts that it can be detected only through the chemicals used in a fecal occult blood test.
For the same reason that most people – other than coprophiliacs – don’t mess with their poop so don’t familiar themselves with the blood and germs and decay within it, Lucifer’s kingdom is hidden “until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness; and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts:” (I Corinthians 4:5)
“when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.” (Proverbs 28:12)
“Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold,
“the four winds / spirits of the heaven strove upon the great sea [above the firmament]…And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another…These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth...
- The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it. (Babylon)
- And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. (Persia)
- After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. (Greece)
- After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns… (Rome)
I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit.” (Daniel 7)
A beast is a general term for any living creature of unknown species. We can begin to categorize these beasts by matching their features to beasts described in heaven. In other words, these are hyper dimensional beings who, having been cast out of heaven, are among Satan’s legions on earth.
“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.
- And the first beast was like a lion,
- and the second beast like a calf,
- and the third beast had a face as a man,
- and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” (Revelation 4:6-7)
The beasts shown to Daniel are the true, unseen heads of world kingdoms and empires who are not simply demonic spirits possessing and controlling the human leaders, or even human-appearing angelic beings, but actual beasts / unknown creatures / aliens from the sea of outer space as described, who used to be openly known and worshipped as such. While this may sound preposterous, it fits with the rest of the account.
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
Notice that there is an apparent contradiction in that
- “four great beasts came up from the sea…”
- “These great beasts…shall arise out of the earth.“
This seeming contradiction can be resolved by recognizing that the beings are hybrids of the hyper dimensional alien beings and humans.
Political Princes, Rulers of the Darkness of This World
Previous posts explained that a “son” is not necessarily the biological offspring, but can be an adopted individual completely unrelated to the Father, who the Father acknowledges as having his likeness / attributes and qualifications to carry out the Father’s legacy.
With this in mid we can understand that Satan adopts human sons to carry out his will in positions of religious and political governments. An obvious combination of occult with secular government is found in Hitler’s Fatherland where all Nazis gave absolute obedience to the Fuhrer.
Consider Daniel’s role in first the Neo-Babylonian then the Persian governments as an international diplomat in what had become the center of world government. In the old world theocratic State Departments this routinely involved communication with spirit beings, understood at that time to be ruling all the kingdoms of the earth.
Daniel and Ezekiel in Babylon, Jeremiah and Isaiah in Jerusalem, and Joseph and Moses in Egypt became involved in international crises where intelligence gathering is of the utmost importance, and negotiations with other nations’ leaders included a hierarchy of ruling gods in the heavens.
“whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding…and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince. Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him. (Daniel 9:25-26, 11:1-2)
“And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream…And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace…What God is about to do he sheweth unto Pharaoh…famine shall consume the land…Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt…keep food in the cities…against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt; that the land perish not through the famine…And Pharaoh said unto his servants, Can we find such a one as this is, a man in whom the Spirit of God is? And Pharaoh said…unto Joseph, See, I have set thee over all the land of Egypt…and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.” (Genesis 41:8,15-43″
”And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet / Press Secretary. Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his land… (Exodus 7:1-12)
Co-regency of Human Sons with Hyperdimensional Beings
Co-regency between the spirit and the human prince is how the hyper dimensional being accomplishes his rule in the four dimensional realm. Co-regency was a common practice in ancient kingdoms, especially when the primary ruler was unable to get out and about among the populace.
“And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a leper…and Jotham his son was over the king’s house, judging the people of the land. (II Chronicles 26:21)
Co-regency of a human ruler with a spirit being is understood to be a reality for the believing kings of Israel and Judah, and therefore the pattern for Satan and his minions aspiring to replace the true God.
“For the LORD…the Holy One of Israel is our king…and saidst…I have exalted one chosen out of the people.” (Psalm 89:18-19)
Note the following co-regency of YHVH and Zoroastrian Cyrus of Persia.
”Thus saith the LORD…That saith of Cyrus, He is my shepherd [like David and Yeshus/Jesus], and shall perform all my pleasure…
Co-regency is described in the preamble to Hammurabi’s Code.
- When Anu the Sublime, King of the Anunaki, and Bel, the lord of Heaven and earth, who decreed the fate of the land,
- assigned to Marduk, the over-ruling son of Ea, God of righteousness, dominion over earthly man, and made him great among the Igigi
- then Anu and Bel called by name me, Hammurabi, the exalted prince…to bring about the rule of righteousness in the land, to destroy the wicked and the evil-doers
Being “called by name” signifies joining with God / the gods, the adoption process whereby the father assigns sonship for the purpose of carrying on his legacy. This is what the Babylonians tried to accomplish when they renamed Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah as described above. This is what happened when Gaius Julius Caesar adopted his nephew Gaius Octavius Thurinus, who upon the adoption took over his new father’s work, including his social and political roles, i.e. identity, as signified by taking his name – Gaius Julius Caesar. Never knew that? Later historians continued to identify him as Octavian to avoid confusion with his great-uncle.
We have been misled by secular archeologists and historians into believing that the ancient kingdoms’ reports of co-regency with supernatural gods was only an imaginative myth.
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish
- the host of the high ones that are on high,
- and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
It can be deduced that the prince of each rival polity
- strives for supremacy as himself in the hyper dimensional space, and
- indwells a human – in some way – for most effective hands-on rule in the lower four dimensions.
This perspective is also recorded in another incident.
“I saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaven standing by him on his right hand and on his left. And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him…I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so.” (I Kings 22:19-22)
Alexander the Great who conquered the Persian Empire claimed to be the hybrid son of Zeus, the Greek version of the Mesopotamian King of the gods. Implicitly that means he rules all of Zeus’ holdings, i.e. King of Heaven and Earth. And he is certainly known for conquering the whole known world, and beyond! He did not destroy the mammoth Persian empire in all its glory but sensibly added it to his country holdings virtually intact.
It is also recorded that his mother played with snakes and that she told him that Zeus had impregnated her in the form of a snake. Taking on the form of an animal to impregnate a human female was one of Zeus’ well-known vices, so people could believe this. If this account is true, it would have been carried out by a clone of the Serpent.
One thing is certain – we find evidence for generational hybridization, since Alexander’s father was an impressive conqueror himself.
The transformation of the Roman republic, the fourth and last kingdom in Daniel’s view of history, into a de facto monarchy necessarily included the transformation of the first emperor, Augustus Caesar, from a mere mortal to, first a son of god, then a living god.
Caesar’s alter ego was, who else? Apollo, son of Zeus.
Even today human rulers openly claim descent from a god. Many people take this very seriously.
Interesting that Prince Charles of England claims descent from Vlad the Impaler, ruler of Transylvania in what is now called Roman-ia, reflecting its history as a Roman province. Vlad the Impaler was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, derived from Vlad’s family name of Dracul, which means “dragon”. In other words, Vlad the son of the dragon.
I can’t make this up.
Do the beasts symbolize the empires?
This can be true to a degree.
A contemporary example of duality where the leader of the empire represents the entire empire would be “The Big Three” in the Yalta Conference, where it is recognized that Churchill = the British Empire, Stalin = the Russian Empire, and Roosevelt = the new forming American Empire on the ruins of the British.
But in order for there to be parallel between the ruler and the empire, the beasts must be the actual rulers.
Daniel describes literal hyper dimensional beings.
These “beasts”, i.e. unknown therefore unspecified living creatures are equivalent to the “beasts” described in heaven, which gives us to understand that they are hyper dimensional beings.
“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.” (Rev 4:6-7)
The true, unseen heads of these world empires are not simply demonic spirits possessing and controlling the human leaders, or even human-appearing angelic beings, but actual beasts as described, who used to be openly known and worshipped as such.
Mesopotamian snake goddess, Egyptian lion-headed Sekhmet, Greek half-goat Pan.
This concept is fascinatingly portrayed in a short story by Neil Gaiman, the acclaimed author of American Gods.
Alice Bailey (1880-1949), founder of Lucis Trust, was a Christian turned occultist whose life’s work was motivated by an “absolute conviction…that the Plan for humanity requires the cooperation and service of trained and dedicated human beings…in collaboration with those who form the spiritual hierarchy, the inner government of the planet.
Can we bring our post-modern materialistic selves to accept that the current human rulers of the kingdoms of the world are co-regents with hyper dimensional embodied beings as frankly stated in Daniel’s visions? If so, then the bizarre configuration described as a permutation of the last empire makes perfect sense.
“And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron…And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes [the very last part of the fourth kingdom, that would be us], part of potter’s clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.
- And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
- And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.” (Dan 2:40-43)
The unnamed they who mingle themselves with the seed of men didn’t need to be defined because the original readers already knew, from their hyper dimensional world view, that they are the true power brokers, the spirit beings who rule from the back rooms of power.
But at the end of time, they emerge from the darkness back into the spotlight.