Beware Of The Sorcerer’s Medicine
By Greg Ciola
Do you find it rather disturbing that approximately 60% of the population is taking at least one pharmaceutical drug every day? Some are taking up to fifteen and twenty! We are told that we are living during a time of the greatest medical breakthroughs in the history of the world yet, over one hundred million Americans suffer from various health problems. Why has such a large majority of the world become dependent on pharmaceutical drugs? If medical science was cracked up to be what it claims, we should be witnessing medical cures on an unprecedented level. Perhaps you’re one of the hundreds of millions around the world that’s ingesting a daily dose of pharmaceutical medicine? Is it possible that the pharmaceutical/medical cartel has “disease treatment” and not “disease cure” in mind?
In this groundbreaking article I am going to peel the veneer of lies away from this subject and attempt to expose the pharmaceutical industry for what it really is. This is one of the largest industries in the world with annual sales in the hundreds of billions of dollars. The sad part is that it has been built on the backs of people who are sick, diseased and dying. In this greedy, power driven world eradicating disease is not on the list of priorities with the medical establishment. Control of disease is. That’s why we have a branch of government called The Center For Disease Control. Notice that it wasn’t named The Center For Disease Cure. Where would all these multi-national corporations turn to replace their soaring profits if diseases were being cured? How do you think the international stock markets would react if these companies suddenly saw their sales plummet because people no longer required expensive drugs that are driving many to complete poverty?
If pharmaceutical drugs were truly the answer to our medical maladies, where are the success stories? Sure the media and the medical establishment can zero in on a few remarkable cases. The charade wouldn’t work if they didn’t have that. But in the big picture, modern medicine has been a complete failure. Instead of all the wonderful success stories, we hear more horror stories of medical malpractice, overdosing, terrible side effects and in some cases even death, than the media would like you to know about. Just take a walk into any hospital or nursing home and see for yourself what this “so-called” medical panacea has done. Many of the people in these institutions are like zombies because they are being pumped full of powerful drugs. After visiting one of these establishments you’ll probably question whether these great promises that are held out to the world are really true. Is this what we in the West call medical advancement? Modern medicine is ruining more lives than it claims to be helping and it has turned countless numbers of people into pharmaceutical junkies.
Is it possible that there is a darker side to pharmaceutical medicine? Could it be that the pharmaceutical industry represents an ancient priesthood that practices sorcery and witchcraft on an unwitting populace? In search of these answers I spent countless hours doing painstaking research to get to the bottom of this. What I discovered was truly amazing. The evidence is there for all who are searching for the truth. The fact that you are a subscriber to this newsletter proves that you are interested in learning more than what the orthodox press is telling you.
The first place I began to search for my answers was the Bible. As a Bible student, I felt that there must be a deeper message relating to this subject. Some of the most shocking and convincing evidence that unlocked what I was looking for came from two key words, Sorcery and Witchcraft. In the eighteenth chapter of the book of Revelation for instance, it deals with the whore of Babylon and her eventual destruction. Verse 23 is what really caught my attention: “For by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.” I thought to myself, that’s a pretty interesting statement. What is this passage trying to say?
I then took out my Strong’s Concordance and looked up the derivation of the word sorcery. I practically fell off my chair when I found out that it comes from the Greek word Pharmakeia. The definition the concordance gives for this word is medication, magic, sorcery, witchcraft. The very next word in the Greek is Pharmakeus derived from Pharmakon. This word means (a drug, i.e. spell-giving potion); a druggist (“pharmacist”) or poisoner, i.e. a magician: – sorcerer.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. The English words pharmaceutical and pharmacy are both derived from these ancient Greek words. Here is one of the largest industries in the world and the very name of the industry is derived from words that mean sorcery, magic, witchcraft, spell-giving potion and poisoner. Don’t you find that astounding? Once I had this key, all of the other pieces of the biblical puzzle began to fall into place.
Continuing on, I read the very next verse in Revelation and my understanding of these scriptures took on a whole new meaning now that I knew the correct interpretation of the word sorcery.
“And in her (mystery Babylon) was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon earth.” (Rev. 18:24)
So in full context this passage is saying: “For by thy sorceries were all nations deceived. And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon earth.”
Is there a connection to these slain and the sorceries (pharmaceuticals) of the whore of Babylon? Could these passages be God’s way of warning His people of the potential dangers of pharmaceutical medicine? The Bible warns us to be watchful because Satan comes disguised as an angel of light. Is it possible that pharmaceutical medicine has been disguised as a great benefit and blessing to mankind when in reality it may be a poisonous spell-giving potion that has the potential to be harmful and in some cases, even fatal? If the Bible is true then you would have to draw no other conclusion. God will see to it that the truth comes out and that this “whore of Babylon” who is destroying His people and deceiving the world with her medicines will be punished.
“Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed: howl for her; take balm for her pain, if so she may be healed. We would have healed Babylon, but she is not healed: forsake her, and let us go every one into his own country: for her judgment reacheth unto heaven, and is lifted up even to the skies.” (Jeremiah 51:8-9)
The great prophetic book of Isaiah also deals with this great whore of Babylon and the judgment coming upon her. The key words in the following passage are sorceries and enchantments.
“Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans (Babylon): for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms. Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children: But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries (pharmaceuticals), and for the great abundance of thine enchantments (drugs). (Isaiah 47:5, 8, 9)
In the prophetic book of Nahum we read of God’s impending judgment on another woman symbolically referred to as the city of Nineveh. Look at how the following passages from Nahum correspond to the preceding scriptures. Notice again the word witchcrafts.
“Woe to the bloody city! It is full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not… Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well- favored harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts (pharmaceuticals), that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts (pharmaceuticals). Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon the face, and I will show the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.” (Nahum 3:1, 4, 5)
The most wicked king that ever reigned over the House of David mentioned in the Bible was Manasseh. He led the children of Israel astray and provoked the LORD to anger. The following text says that he too, also used enchantments and witchcrafts.
“And he (Manasseh) caused his children to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom: also he observed times (astrology), and used enchantments (drugs), and used witchcraft (pharmaceuticals), and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.” (II Chronicles 33:6)
All throughout history medicine and mind-altering drugs have been an integral part of black magic, witchcraft and sorcery. Apparently through drugs and medicine the mind and body can be opened up to demonic influence and even possession. There is a whole spiritual world around us that we are not able to see. Under the right spells cast by witches, magicians and sorcerers with the use of drugs, the wall of division between these two dimensions can be broken down. Does this explain why such a large majority of elderly people on high doses of pharmaceutical medication claim to be seeing things and hearing voices? As the world continues to slide quickly downhill to a more decadent and evil state, one wonders if the massive increase in both illegal drugs as well as prescribed medication has anything to do with it. It seems pretty obvious to me that they both play a part in the increased violence in our society and the loss of morality we are witnessing on a grand scale. Has Satan’s hoard of demons been released from the pit of hell to inflict death and carnage on the world by possessing peoples minds and bodies through the use of drugs? Many of the people responsible for brutal mass murders that have taken place over the last ten years were on strong pharmaceutical drugs. Depression and anti-depression medication seems to be one of the common connections.
You are probably familiar with the recent tragedy where a mother from Houston drowned her five children in a bathtub. This was one of the most horrendous and heartbreaking stories I have ever heard in my life. The children ranged in age from 6 months to 7 years. This demonically possessed woman systematically took these children one by one and held their heads under water until they were dead. Reuters ran a story on this tragedy and quoted the husband who said: “I’m supportive of her because on the one hand I know she killed our children…but on the other I know that the woman here is not the woman who killed my children.” Andrea Yates is just one of many in America suffering from postpartum depression. The husband further elaborated: “She had her psychotic side effects with her depression that led her to do this. She loved our kids and anybody that knew her knew that.”
Not surprisingly, after this terrible tragedy it came out that Andrea Yates was on a heavy-duty pharmacological cocktail mixture of anti-depressants. According to a recent story that appeared in Insight On The News: “During a two year period, Yates was prescribed four extremely potent mind-altering drugs intended to help her through two episodes of severe depression that began after the birth of their fourth child.” During Yates’ first episode, she began to take Haldol, Effexor and Wellbutrin. After their fifth child and her second episode, she was put on another round of drugs that consisted of Effexor and Remeron. The Insight On The News story went on further to report: “Yates’ husband has said that his wife was given Effexor at a dosage nearly twice the recommended maximum limit. Just days before the murders, the Effexor was for some reason reduced to just slightly more than the recommended maximum dosage of 225 mg per day and the Remeron was added.”
Ancient Witchcraft And Modern Pharmaceuticals
It’s interesting to note that in the middle ages, witchcraft was heavily associated with and influenced by women. In Middle Ages Europe, the sick often consulted witches who would brew up special potions of various herbs and drugs for their maladies. A great resource and reference book by Barbara Walker titled The Woman’s Encyclopedia Of Myths And Secrets covers this past history in more detail. In the section on witchcraft, Walker says: “Up until the 15th century, women’s ‘charms and spells’ were virtually the only repository of practical medicine. Churchmen avoided doctoring, on the ground that all sickness came from demonic possession, and the only permissible cure was exorcism…In pre-Christian Gaul and Scandinavia, medicine was entirely in the hands of women. Even in the Christian era, the village wise-women was still every peasant’s family doctor. Paracelsus said witches taught him everything he knew about healing. Dr. Lambe, the Duke of Buckingham’s famous “devil”, was said to have learned the secrets of medicine by consorting with witches… It wasn’t unusual for the witches’ healing charms to be preferred to those of the church, or for the two to be regarded as identical in essence… What the distinction between sorcery and witchcraft boiled down to was that men could practice magic, women couldn’t.”
For some reason, most people today have no idea about past history. Nor do they believe that things like sorcery and witchcraft go on anymore, other than in a harmless way. The magic arts have been with the human race from day one. If you study ancient history the ruling elite were many times deeply involved in these evil practices. However, it has always been a very secretive movement. The reason I point this out is to say that the same kinds of things are going on today as were back then. Nothing has changed. Just because many of those who practice witchcraft and sorcery today put on fancy suits, have college degrees backing them up and media publicity behind them doesn’t mean things are any different. The ruling elite that directs and influences the pharmaceutical and medical industry is sworn to secrecy to keep their magic arts from the public. Otherwise their game would be over.
Beware Of The Vipers
In the New Testament Jesus (Yahshua) made it quite clear that a generation of wicked people were linked to the snake. Every time he addressed these people it was with swift and precise condemnation for their actions. The most powerful passage occurs in the gospel of Matthew.
“Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” (Matthew 23:33)
As I dug deeper into the Bible to research this subject, I found it rather intriguing that the symbol of the snake has been linked with the pharmaceutical and medical industry. Is this just another clue that God has left for us to identify the adversary? It is very interesting that of all the symbols they could have adopted, the snake happens to be the one.
There are actually two different medical symbols that use the serpent. One is called the Caduceus
which is a staff surmounted by two wings and entwined with two snakes. This symbol is used by both the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry. The other symbol is called the Star of Life. It consists of a serpent wrapped around a rod and encompassed in a six-pointed star and is identified with emergency medical services. Both of these symbols date back thousands of years with deep roots in the occult and ancient paganism further linking sorcery, witchcraft and magic to the medical establishment. I find it rather amazing that it was the serpent that tricked Eve in the garden of Eden and it’s the serpent that this industry has chosen to link with. When the serpent deceived Eve he did it by getting her to eat a food that God didn’t authorize. Might the fruit that she consumed have had a mind-altering effect on her which she then went and gave to Adam? This is probably why there is such a heavy emphasis on the whore of Babylon in the Bible. Fallen Eve now served as the archetype. Apparently, the food the serpent tricked her into eating turned her into a whore. And just as Eve deceived Adam to eat the forbidden food, so the whore of Babylon deceives the whole world with her pharmaceutical medications. This is also why, throughout history, witchcraft was primarily associated with women who prescribed medicine.
I would like to elaborate a little bit more on these two medical symbols so that you will have a clearer picture of their pagan connection. Among the Greeks the caduceus was carried by heralds and ambassadors as a badge of office and a mark of personal inviolability, because it was the symbol of Hermes, the messenger of the gods. In another book by Barbara Walker, The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols And Sacred Objects, she discussed the caduceus. “Classical Greek writers claimed that Hermes inherited the caduceus in his character of Conductor of Souls; it was said that his magic staff had enough healing power to raise even the dead from Hades and bring them back to the light of day.” In Roman mythology the symbol was associated with the god Mercury.
The snake and the staff in the center of the Star of Life portray the staff of Asclepius who, according to Greek mythology, was the son of Apollo, the god of light, truth and prophesy. According to legend, Zeus killed Asclepius with a thunderbolt because he feared that with Asclepius’ knowledge, men might be rendered immortal. In death, it was rumored that Asclepius effected cures of prescribed remedies to the sick during their dreams.
There are some who say that these medical symbols actually come from the Bible and that they are good. Although the snake wrapped around a rod in the symbol of the Star of Life has some connection to the Bible, it is quite a stretch to justify its use today to mean what it did back then. When the nation of Israel was wandering through the desert, the people became angry for lack of food and water and spoke out against God and Moses. They said to Moses: “Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread. And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.” (Numbers 21:5-9)
The Bible indicates that this symbol was only meant for this particular instance since after the Israelites finally reached the Promised Land, it became a form of idolatry and sin. Under the reforms of King Hezekiah it was later destroyed. Here is how the Bible records this event:
“He (Hezekiah) removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made: for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it: and he called it Nehushtan.” (II Kings 18:4)
Just about every other place in the Bible where the serpent appears, it is linked with Satan. This fact alone should be enough convincing evidence to know who is behind medicine and pharmaceuticals. The most identifying passage of Satan and the serpent appears in the book of Revelation.
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: He was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” (Revelation 12:9)
So I ask you again, why has the medical community decided to adopt a symbol that is blatantly identified with Satan and ancient paganism? The fact that the word pharmaceutical means sorcery, magic and witchcraft only proves that the industry is under the influence of dark forces? It appears that the pharmaceutical industry is paving the way for Satan’s final takeover and control of this earth. The serpent’s goal seems to be to get every person on the planet consuming some type of pharmaceutical drug every day. So far, the pharmaceutical industry has done a terrific job at fulfilling his will.
Children are being put on Ritalin in an unprecedented fashion. Millions of women are taking birth control pills. Many men are taking sexual performance drugs like Viagra. Middle-aged and elderly women are taking menopause medication. Millions in the general public are taking Prozac, Lithium, Haldol and other powerful anti-depressants. Others are on medication for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart problems, arthritis, cancer, Alzheimer’s, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, Fibromyalgia, thyroid conditions, anxiety, weight problems and God knows what else. This doesn’t even include the untold number of illegal drugs being used. Where does it end? Why does it appear that the world is blinded to these issues? The first thing most people do when they get a sniffle is run to the doctor as if there is some magic pill that will fix everything and make it go away. People need to learn to trust their immune systems and the natural products God has given us to get well instead of trusting doctors who prescribe medicine like it’s candy.
Instead of putting your trust in pharmaceutical medicine, you should be putting your trust in the one who can really save you. “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up. That whosever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:14-15)
“But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings:” (Malachi 4:2)
Dangerous Pharmaceutical Side Effects
An excellent story was posted on the Internet recently titled Too Little Is Known About The Long-Term Effects Of The Most Popular Drugs. It was written by Thomas Moore and posted on the Washingtonian Online Health & Medicine web site. Here are just a few of the highlights from the story. “An NIH study with 42,000 participants found that the blood pressure drug Cardura—one of a family of alpha blockers taken by 1 million people was so ineffective at preventing strokes and heart failure that patients taking Cardura needed to be switched to more effective medication… Although new drugs are usually studied in thousands of patients for short periods, the international standard provides that drugs intended for lifetime use should be tested only in about 100 people for periods of one year or more. Although Food and Drug Administration requirements for some drugs are stricter, US law does not provide for the long-term testing of drugs, before or after approval for marketing… Even when lives are at stake, drug companies and other health authorities repeatedly have failed to warn doctors and patients about newly discovered problems or ensure they halt treatment or switch to a better drug. The failure to provide for long-term testing of drugs and to make wise use of the results constitutes perhaps the single most dangerous flaw in a system intended to protect patients from unnecessary harm from prescription drugs… A system so rife with examples of drugs that fail to deliver on their promises is a system in crisis. Add the fact that so many who take these drugs are exposed to unnecessary risks of major events such as heart attack and stroke, and the need for reform is clear.”
A story appeared in a June 1998 edition of the Orlando Sentinel that exposes some of the fraud within the pharmaceutical industry in approving new drugs. The story was written by Stephen Fried in a special to the Washington Post and was titled Inside The FDA. “Agency officers know, for instance, that the organization doesn’t actually test new drugs; the pharmaceutical companies do, and submit their results pretty much on the honor code. They know that drugs are tested on no more than 3,000 to 4,000 people before approval, and that many drug-safety problems will not show up in that small of a sample. Medical officers also know that the system for catching these problems after approval is woefully inadequate.” This story verifies that we are dealing with a self-regulated industry with no real checks and balances in place.
Another story that appeared in the Orlando Sentinel on July 4, 2001 reported new risks associated with the cancer drug tamoxifen. “New research suggests that women taking the breast-cancer drug tamoxifen have an increased chance of getting a more aggressive form of the disease if a new tumor appears in their previously healthy breast… The new research found tamoxifen users who developed new tumors were five times more likely than nonusers to get a more deadly kind of tumor – referred to as estrogen negative.”
Then we come to one of the most abused pharmaceutical drug on the market today with terrible side effects. It’s a relatively new pain medicine called OxyContin. This drug contains a powerful alkaloid derived from opium. It has replaced cocaine, heroin and ecstasy as the number one killer in the State of Florida. People suffering from tremendous pain have become junkies on this drug. OxyContin sales in the year 2000 alone were over a billion dollars. OxyContin is fast becoming the new drug of choice in America. The tablets are manufactured in a time-released delivery system so the mind-altering effects of the opium alkaloid are not experienced by the users. They are designed to deliver painkilling effectiveness for between a 12 and 24 hour period. On the street users either chew the tablets, crush them and snort the powder, or boil down the tablets and inject it intravenously because it bypasses the time-released system and delivers a powerful euphoric, heroin-like punch. Entire towns and neighborhoods are dealing with problems associated with OxyContin. The Roanoke Times ran a story on August 16, 2000 that reported OxyContin to be the worst problem seen in the community. “Tazewell County’s prosecutor has charged more than 150 people in the last year with felonies associated with the addictive painkiller… Tazewell County Commonwealth’s Attorney Dennis Lee called abuse of OxyContin an epidemic… Andy Anderson, a narcotics detective with the Pulaski Police Department, estimated that 90 percent of the people in Pulaski who admit to such crimes as breaking and entering, shoplifting, forgery or stealing checks said they committed the crimes to get money to finance their OxyContin addiction.”
There is much more that can be said about the harmful effects of pharmaceutical medicine. To cover all the facts in great detail would take a large book. The purpose of this story has been to summarize the issues and enlighten you to the roots of the pharmaceutical industry and to show that there is a sinister force behind the increase of prescribed drugs. This story offers no medical advice other than warning readers to Beware Of The Sorcerers Medicine. I hope you have been educated by this story and that it prompts you to take a closer look at the pharmaceutical industry before buying into their propaganda.