Sacred Destabilization • Part Four: Antinomianism and the Spiritual Roots of Critical Theory Philosophy

By: Eric • August 24, 2022


Drawing:, “Master’s Lodge as ruined Temple,” Les Francs-Maçons Ecrasés, 1747. [the ruined Temple is symbolic of the Second Temple of Solomon, which was destroyed]

Allow us to focus the lights of the arena on this concept for a moment. A certain cluster of churches rooted in Protestant sects of Christianity have carried out the agenda of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity™ by accepting and welcoming the LGBTQ people to the faith. This is de facto revoking the word of the Lord as stated in the bible. This is no longer a sin. If scripture is subject to revocation – than sin itself is subject to eradication.


Norm Macdonald Tweet from 2017(?) – predicting the Church of the Woke? He nailed it!

[Dear reader, uncited, quick summations of the following concepts, eras in time and historical events are given for the purpose of expediency, for they will be touched upon in more detail going forward. This is a 30 part series – the Sacred Destabilization]


Ordo ab Chao

Amongst many faiths, religions and mythologies, there is this ever present theme of “creation through destruction” – or within Freemasonry, the Latin “Ordo ab Chao”, which means “out of chaos, comes order.”

Yet, what, or who, creates the chaos and what defines chaos?

Take a look around. We are in the chaos. This is Building Seven, low-key, the world over. 



Antinomianism

From New World Encyclopedia: “Antinomianism or lawlessness in theology, is the idea that members of a particular religious group are under no obligation to obey the laws of ethics or morality as presented by religious authorities.”

The heart of antinomianism is belief in human perfection, the state of divine indwelling in which anything that one wills is good because it is prompted by the presence of God within.

As we discussed in Part Three, Sabbati Zevi introduced his brand of Kabbalah interpretation over the Jewish texts and determined that man must descend into sin – inverting the laws of Torah – to bring about the return of the Shattered God.


Sabbateanism

Rectifications or repairs or restorations to bring about the return of the Tetragrammaton are called Tikkun. These are acts performed that will reverberate throughout the universe to allow for the Shattered God to gather its sparks.

Now, the manner in which Zevi applied the metaphysical realm of Kabbalah, the fourth realm, he drew from the Torah and Talmud that God has been dispersed throughout the universe into sparks of light upon creation of man. It is said that God has to remove himself, from his space, in order for creation to have occurred. Upon this event, God became the Shattered God.

This is another duality: God removed himself – from himself – to create space for Man. It is seemingly a paradoxical duality.

According to Zevi, further bolstered by the influential Nathan of Gaza, for God to be restored whole, mankind had to descend into sin. If mankind took this path, the Shattered God will collect itself, collect these sparks, to return to whole, to redeem what he created. The Sabbatean way was redemption through sin.

Zevi said all that is bad is actually good. Manipulation, sexual perversion, adultery, stealing – sins necessary to restore God. Half of the known Jewish world was spellbound by this notion around 1666. This is very important.

When one contemplates the seemingly duplicitous nature of one’s “Greatest Ally ™” – one wonders – is there a spiritual element at play? A divine ordainment a certain identity admonishes upon themselves?

Zevi said: “Praised be He who permits the forbidden.”


Significance of the Location: Ottoman Empire

Sabbateanism arose throughout Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa and even within many of the influential Jewish communities in Central and Western Europe. Even with the passing of Zevi, Sabbateanism had taken on its own form – a flavor of antinomianistic faith swept through all of society, even outside of Judaism.

Turkey (the country currently defined by its borders) was the home of Zevi. One of the important things about Zevi, in addition to resistance by some the high rabbis to this radical method of redemption through sin – ultimately the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire felt threatened, as Zevi made the proclamation that he wanted to become King. Zevi was imprisoned, long and short of this – he remained so inspirational whilst imprisoned that he was given a choice to live, he had to convert to Islam.

Other Jews following Zevi converted as well. For optics, appearances.

Thereafter these new Muslims were known as Dönme.

By the 1680s, the Dönme had congregated in Salonica, the cosmopolitan and majority-Jewish city in the Ottoman Empire. For the next 250 years, they would lead an independent communal life—intermarrying, doing business together, maintaining their own shrines, and handing down their secret traditions.



In Part Five, we will venture into the “Second False Messiah”, the Occult, Revolution, birth of Left/Right alignments, Marxism, the Bolsheviks, the capitalists behind the revolutionaries, psychoanalysis (and its affect on ideology), Weimar Republic, Frankfurt School and analysis of Critical Theory origins.

Sacred Destabilization • Part Three: Redemption Through Sin

By: Eric • August 16, 2022


Tree of Life – St. John the Divine in New York City

Sabbati Zevi: The False Messiah

He was born in 1626 in Smyrna, Turkey. He was Jewish, son of parents from Greece. By the age of 20, in 1646, he was considered both extraordinarily intelligent in scholastic work – more over in Rabbinical studies. He undertook study of the Talmud (principal book of Jewish Rabbinical Law), then Kabbalah.

In the Kabbalah, the year 1648 (translated to the Roman calendar) gave credence to the arrival of the Jewish Messiah.

In Hebrew, the word Sabbati means Saturn. In Jewish mysticism, Saturn is regarded as the highest planet and is attached to the concept of the long-awaited Messiah.

Zevi was known as highly ambitious and eccentric. He claimed to have defeated creatures (like wolves and serpents) in epic confrontations. In 1648, it was the news and momentum of massacres of Jews in Eastern Europe reached Turkey’s Jewish community. The collective sentiment was fear. Coinciding with the year 1648 messianic potential, a great many of these Jews turned to Zevi as the long awaited Messiah. He manipulated the circumstances to his favor.

He turned the Torah around by declaring that all sins were now considered “holy” and that the only way to “repair” God was to engage in acts of depravity.

He was excommunicated from Turkey in 1651 by the Rabbinical authorities, however, many of his followers now literally and figuratively, followed him. He went to Greece, to Albania, elsewhere in Turkey, most impactfully in Constantinople, where his following grew enormously. Now, his seven year ban was up, with which he returned to Symrata in 1662. He set out to make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Symbolically, he first went to Egypt. When he reached Jerusalem, he met Nathan of Gaza.

Nathan of Gaza; served in the capacity of one who wrote a Gospel about Jesus. He believed Sabbatai Zevi was the messiah. He was a deeply religious man with strong core of believers behind him. They took his word for it, his writings were known as influential extreme. In 1665 Nathan of Gaza dedicated his life thru spreading the word of the Messiah.

In the mid 1600s, anticipation of the year 1666 was of high apocalyptic measure amongst certain prolific Calvinist scholars, specifically in England and the Netherlands, however, the sentiment was spread throughout the lands around the Mediterranean Sea. Regardless of faith, the knowledge of the implications of the year 1666 were obvious (666 – mark of the beast).

By 1666, given the circumstances, half of the known Jewish world were practicing Sabbatean-Judaism, or Sabbateanism.