'For centuries people were burned at the stake, stretched to death or otherwise tortured for failing to be Roman Catholic. But, if research released by the Vatican is right, the Inquisition was not as bad as one might think. According to the documents from Vatican archives relating to the trials of Jews, Muslims, Cathars, witches, scientists & other non-Catholics in Europe between the 13th & the 19th centuries, the number actually killed or tortured into confession during the Inquisition was far fewer than previously thought…..European & North American historians have been searching the archives since a Vatican conference on the Inquisition in 1998. Their findings support the recent theories of some independent historians that the Spanish Inquisition has been exaggerated into a kind of legend.'
- The Guardian (16 Jun 2004).
Those who've read my blog on the Catholic Church know there's been a concerted effort on the part of the Mystery Schools beginning at the very latest by the 14th Cen to discredit the Catholic Church out of existence. As things stand it looks fairly grim reading from a Catholic perspective, as the Mysteries took over the running of the Vatican (as they said they would) in the mid-20th Cen, now the ancient Doctrine of the Church is being melded with not only other Christian Denominations but with other religions, including Buddhism & the New Age. Other troubling developments are it has had to publicly beg for forgiveness for past 'crimes', 'As the successor of Peter, I ask that in this year of mercy the Church, strong in the holiness which she receives from her Lord, should kneel before God & implore forgiveness for the past & present sins of her sons & daughters.'
This almost incredible wrench includes stuff the Church either had little part in, was no more guilty than others & according to my research, some things it wasn't actually guilty of any wrongdoing;
'The Roman Catholic Church formally apologized Monday for failing to take more decisive action in challenging the Nazi regime during World War II to stop the extermination of more than 6 million Jews.' - Washington Post (Mar 17th 1998).
Unsurprisingly, the future Pope who worded it & the Pontiff who delivered it were German & Polish respectively.
'We are deeply saddened by the behaviour of those who in the course of history have caused these children of yours (Jews) to suffer, & asking your forgiveness we wish to commit ourselves to genuine brotherhood.'
Added Pope John Paul the George & Ringo.
Most famously however, from it, or should I say from those members of the Brotherhood speaking for the Catholic Church, came the multiple apologies for the Inquisition. The Catholic Inquisition came about because of threat posed by the Gnostic sect the Cathars in the 12th & 13th Cen, situated most notably in Southern France & the Northern Italian peninsular. Despite what historians might say, the Knights Templar were Gnostics, & as Albert Pike says in Morals & Dogma, they were devoted to the destruction of both Church ('alters') & Thrones. They were & are Pagans, & the Cathari, 'The Pure Ones' were merely another branch of the Mysteries, who the Catholic Church, with the eventual assistance of Europes Monarchies had put out of action when the Roman Empire assumed a sanitised, polyglot form of Christianity (Catholicism) as it's Faith, so by the time of the Middle Ages, the Mystery Schools had decided to take Europe, by intrigue or by force if necessary, however they were thwarted by Europes Thrones & Alters, but not for long.
secular institution or state would under such circumstances, yes the use of torture was terribly wrong as was the executions, but as you can see from the above entry in the Catholic Encyclopaedia, such powers were designated to secular authority & would not have been sanctioned by the Church, at least most weren't & not directly from the Pontiff. What the Catholic Church was involved in from the 11th to the 20th century was…...WAR. The Mysteries refer to the period between the 4th & 11th centuries as 'The Dark Ages', they then term the period between the 11th & 15th 'The Middle Ages', then we have the 'Renaissance' (rebirth), 'Reformation' (you may see political movements termed 'Reform' dotted about the place nowadays) & now we've moved supposedly into the 'Age of Enlightenment' & so on. When the Catholic Church uses terms like the Albigensian 'Crusade', they mean War, all the Medieval groups cited under the 'Heresies' were subversives, proto-communists; 'The Holy Virgin who once victoriously drove the terrible sect of the Albigenses [Cathars] from Christian countries, now suppliantly invoked by us, will turn aside the new errors, especially those of Communism, which reminds us in many ways, in its motives & misdeeds, of the ancient ones.' - Pope Pius IX.
As stated, responsibility for the expurgation of the Heresies fell to battle-hardened soldiers, nearly always of aristocratic birth, hence the Mysteries intense dislike of monarchies, yet the hostility may be traced way before;
'Thus the Order of Knights of the Temple was at its very origin devoted to the cause of opposition to the tiara of Rome & the crowns of Kings'
- Albert Pike Morals & Dogma.
Similar say to the figures attributed to the Germans for the Jewish death-toll during the 3rd Reich, it's impossible to put even a ballpark figure on the numbers killed during the Inquisition, what I do know is, the figures, like in the Holocaust, have been greatly exaggerated;
Moreover, we have to differentiate between war & the actual legal process of the Inquisition, war after war was fought in the name of religion between the Catholic & Protestant, this being the case, many writers have included those death tolls in their calculations, whether a Protestant started the conflict or not, things like this must be taken into consideration but seldom is. Not only that, many conflicts were intentionally began by the Jesuits, another subversive branch of the Mysteries who've always employed the Hegelian Dialectic principle of Thesis - Antithesis - Synthesis, the stage we find ourselves at now. Bearing these considerations in mind, the actual figure whereby the Church was directly involved in executions must have been considerably lower than a million, & that for a period of over 800yrs,
'Estimates of the number killed by the Spanish Inquisition, which Sixtus IV authorised in a papal bull in 1478, have ranged from 30,000 to 300,000. Some historians are convinced that millions died. But according to Professor Agostino Borromeo, a historian of Catholicism at the Sapienza University in Rome & curator of the 783-page volume released yesterday, only 1% of the 125,000 people tried by church tribunals as suspected heretics in Spain were executed.'
- The Guardian (ibid).
Incidentally, can the Church really be blamed for suppressing the Alchemists when they were refining the sciences that would ultimately lead to the Atomic Bomb?…….'The first person in Europe to make gunpowder was [Alchemist] Roger Bacon, a 13th century monk. His famous recipe for blackpowder said (in old English), 'of saltpetre take five parts, five of young willow (charcoal) & five of sulfur & so you will make thunder & lightning'. The Church was not pleased about this because it was thought only God could produce thunder & lightning, so imprisoned him for ten years. Guns were invented just after Bacon's death in 1292.'
Why was Spain such a hotbed for Inquisitional activity? Much of Spain was ruled by the Islamic Moors until the late 15th Cen & it was through them, not the Jews, the Qabbalah was first introduced into Europe according to Manly Hall, 'Let us begin by considering where the Cabalistic books first began to circulate. That was in Spain.' - A. E. Waite 'The Holy Kabbalah' (1924). In fact it was first compiled into the Zohar (the main book) immediately before the arrest of the Templars (turn of 14th Cen) by Rabbi Moses de Leon. Just because he has a 'Rabbi' before his name does not necessarily mean a Rabbi is Jewish, many Rabbi's hide behind Judaism to conceal the fact that they are subverting (Communists) that religion & if they are Qabbalists, you can be damn sure they're not Jewish, despite what anyone says, the same for Imams, Priests or whoever who practice any of the Hermetic (magical) arts, Qabbala is merely another tenet of Gnosticism with strands of Pythagorean numerology & Zoroastrianism.
What else was happening in Spain at the time? Well, the Jesuits were formed by Spanish 'Saints' Ignatius & Francis (Xavier) plus St Peter (Faber) of France; 'The Alumbrados came especially from the reformed Franciscans & the Jesuits (St Ignatius Loyola was charged in 1527 with sympathising with them) ; the extravagant claims made for their visions & revelations caused them to be relentlessly persecuted. The Inquisition issued edicts against them on three separate occasions (1568, 1574 &1623) & it's principally from these that knowledge of the beliefs of the Alumbrados is derived. See also ILLUMINATI'.
- Encyclopaedia Britannica (1961).
Alumbrados means Enlightened in English, Illuminati in Latin.
Writing of Inquisition victim Giodano Bruno (1548-1600), authors Baigent & Leigh (Elixir & The Stone - 1997) state; 'Through his death, he has become for posterity a martyr to those things, as well as an indictment against ecclesiastical tyranny that shames the Church to this day.' Well it wouldn't be difficult judging by the amount of confessions issued from the Vatican these days, however, Baigent & Leigh must have instantly forgotten they'd documented the reasons why the Church acted as it did, one was Bruno was '..implacably hostile to Spain & the Church.' Moreover; '..he was bent on nothing less than the establishment of a new world religion', that of Hermeticism. They quote Rosicrucian authority Frances Yates in saying Bruno was the inspiration for the Rosicrucian Manifesto's (1611-16), the documents that announce a new world religion wherein the Pope will eventually be shred to pieces 'with nails' etc. In symbolic language they admit Bruno was a Luciferian, as they all were & are but more to my mind, they place him as active in the Babbington Plot (1586), another Anglo-Jesuit conspiratorial entrapment case in the Regicide of the Catholic
Mary Queen Of Scots….& Bruno is considered a martyr? How many 100's of 1000's of innocent Catholics did the English slaughter previous to the openly treasonous Giordano Bruno?
There's much more to him but we'll move on to perhaps the most infamous of all the Inquisitions convictions, Galileo Galilei. To do so I'll merely quote a tiny portion of a paper written by author Richard S. Westfall entitled; 'Galileo & the Jesuits' ;
'More than once, after his trial, Galileo asserted that the Jesuits were the source of all his troubles. He was not alone in that judgment; it was the accepted view of the age.'
Enough said as they say round our way.
I suppose I'm being an apologist for the Catholic Church, however I'd say that it's done in the spirit of necessity, for it's not just the Catholic Church who've been under attack all this time, it's all religions who are being replaced by the Mystery religion of Babylon. As Masonic authors Baigent & Leigh say in their book quoted above, 'More than any other Renaissance magus, Bruno comported himself like a man on a mission. Frances Yates describes it as a specifically 'Hermetic religious mission…a mission in which Ficino's magic becomes expanded into a projected full restoration of the magical religion…' The Rosicrucian Manifesto's said the same thing, the Illuminati said the same thing, the Church was under attack from within & without, & from the most diabolical minds one could ever imagine, yet it's the victims of these diabolical minds who've gone down in history as the worlds 'Most Evil' etc etc, people like Hitler or Inquisitor Tomás de Torquemada (pictured above). Even if Hitler & Torquemada were evil, they couldn't hold a candle to most of the Brotherhood floating around today never mind those throughout history, at least Hitler & Torquemada were honest about what they were doing, although Hitler's case is complicated, he was 100% set up then sunk by the Allies, he was brought to power, financed & even trained by us, 'I learned above all from the Jesuits' is a quote attributed to Adolf according to Herman Rauschning, he was trained by Aleister Crowley according to French philosopher Rene Gunon. The goal of the Mystery Schools is the destruction of the State (nation), the Church & the Mob, Hitlers brand of Socialism was 'National' Socialism, & any association with a group under that term these days will land us in the clink.
What I'm trying to do is demonstrate that when we look into regularly maligned events in history, the actual story is a lot different than the one we were told in school or at the cinema, few people are actually aware that they RECEIVE their perception of life FROM the television, the radio, the cinema etc, & that perception is CONTRIVED, it's someone else version of history skewed to suit their agenda they watch when they see a bio or a documentary or a film, the war between the Church & the Mysteries is never mentioned in school or hardly ever in history books, yet it was a matter of the utmost concern to the Church for centuries, many of the plethora of Papal Bulls on the issue are still available, as is a host of literature on the subject from the Mysteries, including; Morals & Dogma,The Secret Teachings Of All Ages,
the Rosicrucian Manifesto's, to name a few. Thus I'd like to suggest we all take what we're told with the proverbial pinch of salt,
'….unless we can prove it in our own research' - Bill Cooper.
'Almost all people are hypnotics. The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced, & the people believed properly.'
- Charles Fort.
Whether one agrees with the Catholic Church or not is not the issue, the issue is peoples freedom to worship at the alter of their choice has been under attack for centuries by an intolerant, elitist, genocidal religion & in the end, if we do not accept this religion, we are to die.
The Catholic Church never went that far, they only defended themselves when they came under attack as any of us would & yes sometimes it went too far (use of torture, executions), but how much of it was under their control? Like us they are only human, & unfortunately these misdeeds have been seized upon & blown out of all proportion by the Mysteries to discredit the Church & bring it down, it's a tactic of war they've used time & again & are still using today. The Church had a habit of acquiescing with secular enterprises when it should have spoken out, as in the Crusades, or the Conquistadors for example, for this it should be regretful, but if so, what have they got to be sorry about when the perpetrators of these events certainly don't give a damn? An example of Papal acquiescence is the suppression of the Templars from 1307-14, Pope Clement V went along with Phillip The Fair's scheme, 'Blackmailed by King Phillip IV of France, the chronically sick Pope acquiesced to Phillip's demands for the suppression of the Knights Templars.' - Encylopaedia Britannica (1961). It's said also that under ruthless pressure from Phillip, the Church moved it's headquarters from Rome to Avignon in France in what is known to Christians as the; 'Babylonian Captivity'.
So it appears to me at least the Church had little leverage over European Monarchs beyond this point, the Church's influence was over the imaginations of the populace in general & would be for some
time to come.
As Galileo (who had more than a tenuous connection to the Mysteries) was being interrogated under the Inquisition, the Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French & English were barbarically slaughtering untold millions as they cut their way round the globe forging out tyrannical empires for themselves, alls that happened to Galileo was he was placed
under house arrest, for a bit.