What Do You Think About Sexualized Occultism Becoming Mainstreamed Now Through the Entertainment Media? 

What Do You Think About Sexualized Occultism Becoming Mainstreamed Now Through the Entertainment Media?

Hi Steve,

I’m noticing that the entertainment media is really pushing occult ideas and practices.  For example, they recently came out with a TV show, Strange Angel, which celebrates the life of an occultist named Jack Parson’s.

Parsons was one of the founders of America’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  But he followed the occult teachings of Aleister Crowley, who taught his followers to use “sex magick” rituals to invoke the presence of various demonic powers to help achieve their goals.  Here’s a link to an article discussing the show:

The article about this TV show almost makes occult practices like “sex magick” seem benign.  These kinds of TV shows are extremely concerning to me, particularly because of the way the younger crowd has so readily embraced occult themes through movies like the Harry Potter series, the newer vampire tales (in which youngsters actually want to be vampires), and many others.

Perhaps not so coincidentally, we also have the Hollywood sex cults making the news, such as in the article at the link below:

The evil and hypocrisy of Hollywood is sickening. I don’t send this note to be depressing.  But I see the old heathen/occult/pagan religions being promulgated more and more in our modern culture, while concurrently Christianity seems to be waning in influence.  I’d be interested in any insights into this you might have.



Steve’s Answer:

Hi I.R.,

Until now, I haven’t seen or even heard about the TV show Strange Angel.  However, I’m familiar with the life and background of the main character being portrayed in the show.

That’s because, years ago, I read the book “Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons,” by John Carter and Robert Anton Wilson.  That book is also about Jack Parsons, the same man whose life is now being chronicled in the “Strange Angel” TV series.

The book explains how our nation’s rocket program, and ultimately, our early space program, was strongly influenced by a handful of scientists and engineers, who were, in reality, hard-core occultists who followed the works of Aleister Crowley.

Crowley, of course, is the man who sought to blend science with occultism.  Crowley also treated sex as a religious “sacrament” consisting of three parts — auto-erotism, homosexual acts and heterosexual acts.  He also interpreted the consumption of sexual fluids during ritual “sex magick” as a form of “Eucharist.”

Parsons and other real-life scientists and engineers from our nation’s early rocket and space program routinely used Crowley’s so-called “sex magick” rituals as a means of summoning demonic powers or otherwise achieving specific goals.

“Sex as the True God of Hosts”

So why do we now see all this emphasis on sex and the occult in entertainment media programming?

As Dr. E. W. Bullinger explains in his Appendix on “The Asherah” in the Companion Bible, the Jewish Kabbala declares “sex as the true God of Hosts,” and utilizes the symbols “I” and “O” to represent that assertion.

The “I” of course is representative of the erect male phallus, while the “O” is representative of the female sexual organ.

As Dr. Bullinger points out in that Appendix, this Kabbalistic teaching on sex as the true God of Hosts “is still preserved in veiled language in secret fraternities, Freemasonry, Theosophy, and in the Roman Church; language so conceals it that probably those who use it to-day have little idea of what they are perpetuating...”

So yes, the sex-based occultism that was once so carefully hidden is now being gradually, yet blatantly, pushed onto the public through the entertainment media.  I wrote a bit about this in my Bible study, Lucifer: the Divine Androgyne, Ancient God of the Modern Transgender Movement.

These occult sex practices have, for centuries, been quietly preserved and carried forth “in veiled language” by organizations we normally refer to as “secret societies,” but also within certain religious organizations, as well.

But as you’ve so rightly noted, in the final days of this flesh earth age this kind of hyper-sexualized occult behavior is now being normalized and mainstreamed.  It’s being brought out from the shadows and placed directly into the public limelight, largely through Hollywood.  It’s called “programming.”

And yes, in large part it’s being directed at the younger generation, because they’re the most gullible and unlearned, having no understanding of the severity of such things and what they ultimately lead to, which is death.

Hollywood Sex Cults

The occult Kabbalistic idea of expressing one’s “godhood” through sexual rituals is apparently being embraced by many within the Hollywood elite, as well as by many within the political and religious elite.

This may well be the unspoken reason why we’ve seen such a non-stop parade of reports of Hollywood sex scandals, church sex scandals, political sex scandals, pedophilia scandals and more.

And don’t forget the reports of high-priced Hollywood sex clubs which “billionaires and architects of societies” are said to be paying between $20,000 to $1 million apiece to join in order to “explore the boundaries of what sex means.”

This is what the Scripture, in Romans chapter 1, refers to as worshipping the creature (i.e., the flesh) more than the Creator.  As it’s written:

Rom 1:22  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,


Rom 1:23  And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

The phrase “an image made like to corruptible man” is in direct reference to the occult worship of the male and female sexual organs, which the occult Kabbalists teach lead to godliness.

Rom 1:24  Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:


Rom 1:25  Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.


Rom 1:26  For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:


Rom 1:27  And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.


Rom 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

Because they so vehemently reject God and His Holiness, God in turn rejects them and turns them over to their own lusts.  He turns them over to the spirits of sexual degradation, which lead them into occult-related sexual practices.

The phrase “reprobate mind” refers to an impure intellect that’s been abandoned in sin and is lost to both virtue and grace.  The phrase “not convenient” should have been translated “not fit” (i.e., for the family household of God).

Rom 1:29  Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,


Rom 1:30  Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,


Rom 1:31  Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:


Rom 1:32  Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

The purveyors of these occult sexual practices know they’re fit only for death.  Yet they have pleasure in doing them, and even more so in pushing them off onto others.  The occult is essentially a death cult.  And the public is now being invited to join in, largely through the Hollywood entertainment media.

Public Occult Practices by Our Leaders

Many U.S. presidents, Congressional representatives and world leaders have been members of various secret societies.

And as Dr. Bullinger of the Companion Bible points out, these secret societies act as modern-day conduits for the preservation and promulgation of occultism, both sexual and otherwise.

More and more now, these occult practices and rituals are being brought right out into the open, and performed in public view, apparently with full knowledge of our political leadership.

As examples of some very public occult rituals we’ve witnessed from the political elite over the past few years alone, take a look at the following news stories which demonstrate how prevalent occult practices have become among the political elite:

Occult Ritual Opens Europe’s Largest Train Tunnel in Front of Europe’s Leaders

The All Seeing Eye of Horus During the 911 Memorial Service at Ground Zero

The “Oculus” Eye Project, Placed Directly Under the World Trade Center in 1998

The “Arch of Baal” Being Displayed in Washington, DC During the Biblical Holy Days

The website does a generally excellent job of exposing many of these things, particularly the symbolic occult imagery being used in the entertainment spheres.  Though they’re occasionally a bit over-the-top in some of their explanations, I’ve found the site, overall, to be quite educational.

Corrupt Religious Leadership, As Well

And it’s not just the political dynasty that’s gone occult.  Going back many centuries the religious sphere of leadership has basically been rife with occult-related sexual practices, as well.

When you read Ezekiel chapter 8 you’ll see that there was always the outward appearance of religion designed to appease the multitudes, but behind-the-scenes the religious leaders worshiped just about anything except God.

In chapter 8 of Ezekiel, God gives the prophet a full tour of the abominations being committed by the religious community in and around the temple, with each part of the tour showing Ezekiel “greater abominations” than the last.  As it’s written:

Eze 8:5  Then said he unto me, Son of man, lift up thine eyes now the way toward the north. So I lifted up mine eyes the way toward the north, and behold northward at the gate of the altar this image of jealousy in the entry.


Eze 8:6  He said furthermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth here, that I should go far off from my sanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou shalt see greater abominations.

Ezekiel 8:5-6, above, tells us that the foremost abomination of the religious leadership was the “image of jealousy,” which was a phallic sex image known as an Asherah.

This image — carved from wood in the shape of a male sex organ — was positioned inside the Temple at the very entry to the altar of God.  In other word, a carving of a male sexual organ was placed at the entry to God’s altar, representing sex as the means to godliness.

In another verse from that same chapter in Ezekiel, God tells the prophet that the religious leaders “put the branch to their nose.”  As it’s written:

Eze 8:17  Then he said unto me, Hast thou seen this, O son of man? Is it a light thing to the house of Judah that they commit the abominations which they commit here? for they have filled the land with violence, and have returned to provoke me to anger: and, lo, they put the branch to their nose.

Dr. Bullinger explains in his side notes to this verse that the word “their” is one of the eighteen emendations of the Sopherim (App-33).  That means the phrase “their nose” should have been translated “My nose,” meaning God’s nose.  But the translators felt uncomfortable translating it that way, because of the vileness of the sexual imagery in contrast to the holiness of God.

In other words, what God is actually saying to Ezekiel in that verse is that by placing the wooden phallic symbol at the entry to His altar, the religious leaders are in essence shoving it right into His face.

This, of course, is very similar to the way modern Christianity now substitutes the pagan “holy day” of Easter (i.e., which originally celebrated Ishtar, the goddess of human sexuality) in place of the true High Holy Day of Passover, at which time Christ became our Passover Lamb.

So the practice of the Asherah — substituting flesh sexuality for godliness — still continues to this day within religion, but in a more veiled fashion.

Nevertheless, we see for decades now the largest Christian denomination in the world rocked by an ongoing plethora of sex scandals, many of them involving little children who have been sexually molested by priests.  Even nuns are coming forward to say they’ve been sexually abused by church leaders, right in the church.

So I have to ask:  Are our religious leaders of today, like the religious leaders of old, falling for the Kabbalistic “IO” lie of “sex as the true God of Hosts”?  If not, why have they for decades now been working so hard to both perpetuate and simultaneously cover-up gross sexual abuse within the church and its religious leadership?

Worse yet, whistleblowers from within the church who have recently exposed the ongoing cover-up of this blatant sexual abuse are, in turn, being portrayed by the church’s top leadership as doing the work of “Satan” by seeking to “bring down the church.”

In other words, people exposing the Satanic practice of child sexual abuse inside the church are being called “Satan” by the top church leadership — very similar to the way the Jewish religious leaders of Christ’s time called Him “Beelzebub,” which is a Hebraism for the rotting stench of Satan.

We like to think of ourselves (and our political and religious leaders) these days as being more enlightened, civilized, honorable and godly than those of old.  But truth be told, not much has changed since Ezekiel’s time, either in the political or religious spheres, particularly as far as the leadership class goes.

Targeting the Public

Meanwhile, the public is now being gradually and effectively indoctrinated into occultism through the entertainment media.

Indeed, through the hidden dynasty of education (i.e., think:  TV, movies, music videos and other forms of entertainment) the powers-that-be are now bringing the public into the knowledge of these occult practices, exposing us more and more to occult symbols and occult rituals, while dressing it all up as “entertainment” and spicing it up, so to speak, with blatant sexual overtones.

For the most obvious evidence of this, watch just about any music video with modern pop stars like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Kesha, Adele, Alicia Keys, Ariana Grande, Britney Spears and many others.  (Learn more about occult rituals in music presentations, here.)

Virtually all of the modern-day pop music videos promote hyper-sexualized occult symbolism and ritual.  The pop “stars” behind these music performances (or their handlers) are simply normalizing and mainstreaming both occult and sexual promiscuity until it’s ready to become the new world religion, just as, according to Ezekiel 8, it was the predominant religious practice of old.

So, yes, you’re correct.  This is all designed to make occultism appear hip, slick and cool to the young folks of this final generation.  That’s their target audience.

Little does the younger generation understand, they’re inadvertently making themselves dead to the Lord, spiritually speaking, when they embrace the purveyors of these occult practices and ideas.  They’re being spiritually swallowed up by death, which of course, is the power of Satan in action (Hebrews 2:14).

Depressing (But There’s Good News)

You wrote, “I don’t send this to be depressing but I see occultism and the old heathen religions rising more and more.”

Well, it is depressing, indeed, because it’s true.  It’s becoming more and more blatant — more and more “in your face” as the countdown to the arrival of the antichrist continues.

But here’s the good news:  Our heavenly Father is going to bring it all to a screeching halt at Christ’s Second Advent.  As it’s written:

Isa 28:15  Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:


Isa 28:16  Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.


Isa 28:17  Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overflow the hiding place.


Isa 28:18  And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

And that’s the bottom line. At Christ’s Second Advent our heavenly Father is going to put an end to it all.

That’s why we stick with the Lord, and continue to practice and teach His Word and His ways.  He’s going to take all that’s being turned upside down today, and turn it right-side up again.  And that will put an end to this ungodly mess that’s now unfolding, once and for all times.

Until then, however, we must continue to faithfully serve the Lord…teach His Word when the opportunity to do so opens up…and set the right example for others with an eye toward helping them come out of the deception and embrace the Word of God.  As it’s written:

Jud 1:20  But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,


Jud 1:21  Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.


Jud 1:22  And of some have compassion, making a difference:


Jud 1:23  And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.

Our job build ourselves up in faith in God’s Word, and then help those who want to come out of the deception return to the Lord so they can repent and experience His mercy, grace and benevolence.

“Such Things Must Needs Be”

So don’t let it all get you down, sister.  As Christ stated regarding the offenses that will come about in this world, “such things must needs be”:

Mat 18:7  Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!

In other words, our Lord and Savior warned that “offenses” (i.e., deceptive traps, scandals and stumbling-blocks) are going to take place, and that they’ll be a “woe” to this world.

But He further stated that those who bring such “offenses” into this world are going to end up in hell if they don’t take drastic action to change their ways and embrace the Lord, instead.

So I await the same thing you await, i.e., the end of this ungodly mess we see unfolding around us.

And never forget that we get to participate in helping bring about that end, once that old dragon sets foot on this earth in his role as the false messiah, and our commission to stand against him becomes a reality (i.e., Luke 21:12-15) .

Regards in Christ,

Steve Barwick


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