This presentation explores the ancient occult practices of the apostle Paul, as well as a few of the hidden names of the demons that Paul was in involved with. Paul was a great sorcerer before his conversion, but his magic didn’t stop when he met Christ. In fact, Paul continued to use and develop his magical skills well after his Damascus road encounter with Jesus.
The Mysterious Magical Practices of Apostle Paul
In the annals of history, the Apostle Paul stands out as a pivotal figure in the early Christian movement. But what if there was more to his story than meets the eye? Recent revelations suggest that Paul’s involvement with the occult and dark arts might have been deeper and more profound than previously believed.
Paul: The Sorcerer Apostle
Before his transformative encounter on the road to Damascus, Paul, then known as Saul of Tarsus, was reputedly a master of the magical arts. His prowess in sorcery was so renowned that he was feared by many. But did his magical practices cease after his conversion to Christianity? New evidence suggests otherwise.
Lost in Translation
The Greek Septuagint, an ancient version of the Old Testament, has been a treasure trove for biblical researchers. Recent studies indicate that many words, when translated into English, lose their original meaning and context. This has led to a reevaluation of many passages, including those related to Paul’s activities.
Saul’s Dark Arts
Saul’s expertise in magic was not just limited to tricks or illusions. He was deeply involved in summoning spirits, a practice common among sorcerers of his time. This has raised questions about the nature of his persecution of early Christians. What was he doing that instilled such fear in the hearts of the believers?
The Secrets of the Pharisees and Sadducees
It wasn’t just Saul who dabbled in the occult. The Pharisees and Sadducees, two prominent Jewish sects, were also known to engage in secret magical rites. They used these powers to bind spirits to individuals, especially those who followed the teachings of Christ.
Decoding the Book of Acts
The Book of Acts in the New Testament contains several passages that hint at Saul’s activities. These verses, often overlooked, paint a picture of a man who used ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, and Greek magic to manipulate and control spirits.
Breathing Life into Spirits
One of the most intriguing revelations is the ancient practice of “Sufflation.” This involved breathing techniques to invoke spirits, allowing them to enter the practitioner’s body. Saul was believed to have mastered this art, using it to both imbibe and release spirits at will.
The Rituals of Sufflation
Sufflation was not just a tool for harm. It was also used in sacred rites, such as exorcisms and baptisms. This practice continued well into the time of Martin Luther and even found its way into modern Christian denominations.
Sufflation in Modern Culture
The concept of Sufflation isn’t just confined to ancient texts. The movie “Green Mile” beautifully captures this practice, showcasing both the act of inhaling and exhaling spirits.
The Greek Magical Papyri
This collection of ancient spells, dating back to 30 BCE, provides further evidence of the magical practices prevalent during Saul’s time. These spells, a blend of Greek and Egyptian magic, ranged from summoning spirits to invoking gods.
The Legacy of Saul
While Saul, later known as Paul, is revered for his contributions to Christianity, these new findings shed light on a darker side of his life. How did he use his magical abilities to harm the early Christians? And what were the implications of his actions?