Revelation 8 Abaddon and the Muses administer Wormwood

Revelation 8 is figurative until you decode the warning that Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon and the MUSES administer the fatal sting of the "scorpion" after they have lulled the world to sleep.  The beast in Revelation includes the meaning of "A new style of music and drama" as the MARK for those of faith or of truth. A reader has allerted us to the oil leak in the gulf: as the earth passes through the Galactic center (equator) the magnet core of the earth can change radically as it has been slowily migrating. At worst, a physical shift can occur. Of the many means of the earth being burned with fire, the cracking of the earth can trigger such an event.  These are updated notes indicating the FIGURATIVE ignition of the fires in a spiritual sense.  We know that this has been taking place for a few decades in all Bible based churches.  In Revelation 9:

APOLLO, ABADDON, APOLLYON IS THE MUSICAL WORSHIP LEADER.  Abaddon UNLEASHES the Muses or Locusts from the smokey pit and they SEPARATE the Godly people from those OF the World.  At just the right time ABADDON or APOLLYON showed up in most churches.  The ATTACK was and is especially virulent against what they call ANTI-instrumental Churches of Christ.

Mousagetēs 1 doric for Mousēgetēs leader of the Muses, Lat. Musagetes, of Apollo, Plat.

Strabo Geography [-10.3.10] And on this account Plato, and even before his time
Pythagoreians, called philosophy music 

andthey say that the universe is constituted in accordance with harmony,
assuming that every form of music is the work of the gods.
And in this sense, also, the
Muses are goddesses,
Apollo is leader of the Muses,
poetry as a whole is laudatory of the gods.

And by the same course of reasoning they also attribute to music the upbuilding of morals, believing that everything which tends to correct the mind is close to the gods.

Now most of the Greeks assigned to Dionysus, Apollo, Hecate, the Muses (9 women team), and above all to Demeter, everything of an orgiastic or Bacchic or choral nature, as well as the mystic element in initiations; and they give the name "Iacchus" not only to Dionysus but also to the leader-in-chief of the mysteries, who is the genius of Demeter.

No one in recorded history was ignorant that the sounds of brass, plucked strings and pipes or flutes took the rational or siritual mind CAPTIVE so that men like Jubal or Nimrod knew how to steal other people's property.  The WORLD or KOSMOS for which Jesus will not pray is also marked by the "supernatural" sounds of wind, string and percussion instruments.  The Spirit OF Christ said that Lucifer (the halal word) was CAST AS PROFANE out of heaven and showed up in the garden of Eden as the Singing and Harp-Playing Prostitute. She-he-it shows up again at just the right time as the Babylon Mother of Harlots.  Again at the right time Science understands why music AGGITATES and TEACHES LIES:
Not surprisingly, the theory is a radical-some might say crazy-departure from the past, being based on tiny strings vibrating in 10-dimensional space-time… In superstring theory, the subatomic particles we see in nature are nothing more than different resonances of the vibrating superstrings, in the same way that different musical notes emanate from the different modes of vibration of a violin string.
Rev. 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

Apollo is considered to have dominion over plague, light, healing, colonists, medicine, archery, poetry, prophecy, dance, reason, intellectualism, Shamans, and as the patron defender of herds and flocks. Apollo had a famous oracle in Crete and other notable ones in Clarus and Branchidae.

Apollo is known as the leader of the Muses ("musagetes") and director of their choir. His attributes include: swans, wolves, dolphins, bows and arrows, a laurel crown, the cithara (or lyre) and plectrum. The sacrificial tripod is another attribute, representative of his prophetic powers.

The swan and grasshopper symbolize music and song; the hawk, raven, crow and snake have reference to his functions as the god of prophecy.The chief festivals held in honour of Apollo were the Carneia, Daphnephoria, Delia, Hyacinthia, Pyanepsia, Pythia and Thargelia.

Thalrgelia in Greek religion, one of the chief festivals of Apollo at Athens, celebrated on the sixth and seventh days of Thargelion (May-June). Basically a vegetation ritual upon which an expiatory rite was grafted, the festival was named after the first fruits, or the first bread from the new wheat.

On the first day of the festival, one or two men (or a man and a woman), representing the deity but also acting as scapegoats for community guilt, were first led through the city and then driven out. Occasionally, as in times of heavy calamity, they were sacrificed, being either thrown into the sea or burned on a funeral pyre. On the second day of the festival, there were a thanks offering, a procession, and the official registration of adopted persons.

-Apollo  Apollo exercises an elevating and inspiring influence on the mind as god of music, which, though not belonging to him alone any more than atonement and prophecy, was yet pre-eminently his province.

In Homer he is represented only as a player on the lyre,
song is the province of the Muses;
but in course of time he grows to be the
god, as they are the goddesses, of song and poetry,
        and is therefore
Mousagetęs (leader of the Muses) as well as master of the choral dance,
which goes with music and song. And as the friend of all that beautifies life he is intimately
    associated with the Graces
[Graces meaning CHARIS meaning Charismatic
        meaning the MARK of homosexual "worship"]

Mousagetęs 1 [doric for Mousęgetęs] leader of the Muses, Lat. Musagetes, of Apollo, Plat.


"Upon hearing that Ganymede was to be cup bearer as well as Zeus' lover, the infinitely jealous Hera was outraged. Therefor Zeus set Ganymede's image among the stars as the constellation Aquarius, the water carrier. Aquarius was originally the Egyptian god over the Nile. The Egyptian god poured water not wine from a flagon.

"All of Zeus' scandalous liaisons have allegorical meanings. Zeus' torrid affair with Ganymede was a religious justification for homosexuality within the Greek culture.

Before the popularity of the Zeus and Ganymede myth spread,

the only toleration for sodomy was an external form of goddess worship. Cybele's male devotees tried to achieve unity with her by castrating themselves and dressing like women.

"While Platonic love needed women for regeneration purposes (grow the attendance)

the philosopher used this myth to justify his sexual feelings towards his all male pupils.


(tettix). A species of insect, frequently mentioned by the classical writers. It is originally a caterpillar, then a chrysalis, and is converted into a fly late in the spring. Its song is much louder and shriller than that of the grasshopper.

The ancient writers, and especially the poets, praise the sweetness of their song; and Plutarch says they were sacred to the Muses. According to Aelian, only the male cicada sings, and that in the hottest weather
Like much of the book there are LOTS of warnings about SORCERERS or those tho use theatrics to drive you into a drugged state.

The prophecy that one third of the FAITHFUL FEW would have their fountains of knowledge by the use of SORCERY which drugs the mind: 

Captain Edward Johnson, in about 1631, wrote on what became Harvard University. The learned, reverend, and judicious Mr. Henry Dunster had received a patron for establishing a college. And he notes:

"And as in all the other passages of this history the Wonder-working Providence of Sion's Saviour hath appeared, so especially in this work, the Fountains of learning being in a great measure stopped in our native Country at this time,  so that the sweet waters of Shilo's streams must ordinarily pass into the Churches through the stinking channel of prelatical pride,

Amos 5 which warns about music also warns about Wormwood: Paul might warn "don't get fluted down with wine" before you begin SPEAKING one to another.

Jer. 23:15 Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets;
        Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall:
        for from the prophets of Jerusalem is profaneness gone forth into all the land.
Rev 8:1  And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.

Rev 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.

Rev 8:3 And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.

Rev 8:4 And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints, ascended up before God out of the angel’s hand.

Rev 8:5 And the angel took the censer, and filled it with fire of the altar, and cast it into the earth: and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.

Rev 8:6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.

Rev 8:7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Rev 8:8 And the second angel sounded, and as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;

Rev 8:9 And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.

Rev. 8:10 And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven,
       burning as it were a lamp,
       and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
Aster Greek  II. etaph. of illustrious persons, etc., “phanerōtaton aster' AthēnasE.Hipp.1122 (lyr.); “Mousaōn astera kai Kharitōn
Mousa  Muses
Thugater Moisan thugateres, of Odes, Pi.N.4.3; plastigx khalkou th. Critias 1.9D.; th. Seilēnou, of the vine
Graces Kharis : the foregoing personified, as wife of Hephaestus, Il. 18.382.—Pl., Kharites, the Graces, handmaids of Aphrodīte, Il. 5.338, Il. 14.267, Il. 17.51, Od. 6.18, Od. 18.194.
Stella Summoning with voco summon into court, before a tribunal
B. Transf., brightness, splendor, brilliancy, lustre, glow, redness (mostly poet.): “fronte curvatos imitatus ignes lunae,
I. a tune, song; poem, verse; an oracular response, a prophecy; a form of incantation (cf.: cano, cantus, and canto).
I. In gen., a tune, song, air, lay, strain, note, sound, both vocal and instrumental (mostly poet.; in prose, instead of it, cantus; cf. “also versus, numeri, modi): carmen tuba ista peregit ( = sonus), : “per me (sc. Apollinem) concordant carmina nervis,citharae liquidum carmen,Lucr. 4, 981; cf. id. 2, 506; Hor. C. 1, 15, 15: “lyrae carmen,Prop. 2, 1, 9 Hertzb.: “canere miserabile carmen,Ov. M. 5, 118: “harundineum,id. Tr. 4, 1, 12: “socialia carmina,id. H. 12, 139: “barbaricum,id. M. 11, 163.—With allusion to playing on the cithara: “hoc carmen hic tribunus plebis non vobis sed sibi intus canit,Cic. Agr. 2, 26, 68; cf. Aspendius.—Also the sound of waves,
6. On account of the very ancient practice of composing forms of religion and law in Saturnian verse, also a formula in religion or law, a form: “diro quodam carmine jurare,

(Mostly poet.) The fire or glow of passion, in a good or bad sense; of anger, rage, fury:
raving, inspiration, Stat. Ach. 1, 509: “quae simul aethereos animo conceperat ignes, ore dabat pleno carmina vera dei, B. Figuratively of that which brings destruction, fire, flame: “quem ille obrutum ignem (i. e. bellum) reliquerit,Liv. 10, 24, 13:
The fountains of waters are those who once carried the Spirit Word to all of the nations.  Lampas is the SUN god connected with SABBATH and music.  

Incentor, o-ris, m. [id.] , one who sets the tune or begins to sing, a precentor, singer (post-class.). I. Lit.: carminis, I. Lit.: “carminis,Paul. Nol. Carm. 15, 32: “incentore canam Phoebo Musisque magistris,Paul. Nol. Carm. 15, 32 : [1] incentore [2] canam [3] Phoebo [4] Musisque [5] magistris, 
II. Trop., an inciter, exciter: “igneus turbarum,Amm. 15, 1, 2: “civilis belli,Oros. 5, 19: “rebellionis totius,id. 6, 11.
Phoebus Apollo as the god of light. B. Phoe-bēus , a, um, adj., Phśbean, Apollinean: “carmina,Lucr. 2, 504: “lampas,the sun, Verg. A. 4, 6: “virgo,Daphne, Ov. P. 2, 2, 82: “laurus,id. Tr. 4, 2, 51: “Rhodos,where the worship of Apollo prevailed, Circe,daughter of Sol,

lampadas tinassōn, in Bacchic ceremonies, Id.Ra.340 (lyr.); used in festal processions, phainete toutō (sc. Aiskhulō lampadas hieras ib.1525 (anap.), cf. Th.102 (lyr.).
lights used in Bacchic ceremonies Id.Ra.340 , or in festal processions, phainete, faggot, luchnis, helios identified with Apollo, Abaddon or Apollyon of the book of Revelation. 4. meteor,

Eos is used of the Musae who were the musical arbitrator. They are life or phôs, Ęôs the goddess of dawn, Latin aurora.

2. day, katęďen es dusin ę. Musae; mesatę ę (arbitrator).

lucĭfer, fe(ra, fe(rum, adj. [lux-fero] , light-bringing: itaque ut apud Graecos Dianam, eamque Luciferam, sic apud nostros Junonem (Juno)
A. The morning-star, the planet Venus: stella Lucifer
B. The fabled son of Aurora [Eos] and Cephalus

Hęlios II. as pr. n., Helios, the sun-god, Od.8.271, identified with Apollo,
2. Hęliou astęr, of the planet Saturn,
[Lucifer, Zoe, daughters of Eve]
Rev. 8:11 And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground,  which didst weaken the nations! Isaiah 14:12

Lucifer: Heylel (h1966) hay-lale'; from 1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star: - lucifer.

Halal (h1984) haw-lal' to be clear (orig. of sound, but usually of color); to shine; hence to make a show, to boast; and thus to be (clamorously) foolish; to rave; causat. to celebrate; also to stultify: - (make) boast (self), celebrate, commend, (deal, make), fool (- ish, -ly), glory, give [light], be (make, feign self) mad (against), give in marriage, [sing, be worthy of] praise, rage, renowned, shine.

H3939 la‛ănâh lah-an-aw' From an unused root supposed to mean to curse; wormwood (regarded as poisonous, and therefore accursed):—hemlock, wormwood.

Wine prepared with Wormwood

Although the word wormwood appears several times in the Old Testament, translated from the Hebrew term לענה (la'anah), e.g., Deuteronomy 29:18 and Jeremiah 9:15, its only clear reference as a named entity occurs in the New Testament book of Revelation: "And the third angel sounded, and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters; And the name of the star is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood; and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter." (Revelation 8:10, 11 - KJV)

 "the star called Worm wood seems to denote a mighty prince, or power of the air, the instrument, in its fall, of sore judgments on large numbers of the wicked."[3] Scofield Reference Notes draws a link between the term in Revelation and Isaiah 14:12,[4] which reads, "How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations!" (NIV)

Wormwood is Absinth: 894.  apsinthos, ap´-sin-thos; of uncertain derivation; wormwood (as a type of bitterness, i.e. (figuratively) calamity): — wormwood.Absinthĭum , i, n. (also absinthĭus , i, m., ap. Varr. acc. to Non. 190, 25), = apsinthion, [p. 11] I.wormwood, Plin. 27, 7, 28 sq.; Cato, R. R. 159; Varr. R. R. 1, 57; Col. 12, 35; Plaut. Trin. 4, 2, 90: tetrum, Lucr. 1, 936 ; 2, 400; 4, 11 al.--Trop. for something bitter, but wholesome, Quint. 3, 1, 5


Now learn of what remains! More keenly hear!
And for myself, my mind is not deceived
How dark it is: But the large hope of praise
Hath strook with pointed thyrsus through my heart;

On the same hour hath strook into my breast
Sweet love of the Muses, wherewith now instinct,
I wander afield, thriving in sturdy thought,
Through unpathed haunts of the Pierides,
Trodden by step of none before. I joy
To come on undefiled fountains there,
To drain them deep; I joy to pluck new flowers,
To seek for this my head a signal crown
From regions where the Muses never yet
Have garlanded the temples of a man:
First, since I teach concerning mighty things,
And go right on to loose from round the mind
The tightened coils of dread religion;
Next, since, concerning themes so dark, I frame
Songs so pellucid, touching all throughout
Even with the Muses' charm- which, as 'twould seem,
Is not without a reasonable ground:

But as physicians, when they seek to give
Young boys the nauseous wormwood, first do touch
The brim around the cup with the sweet juice
And yellow of the honey, in order that
The thoughtless age of boyhood be cajoled
As far as the lips, and meanwhile swallow down

The wormwood's bitter draught, and, though befooled,
Be yet not merely duped, but rather thus
Grow strong again with recreated health:
So now I too (since this my doctrine seems
In general somewhat woeful unto those
Who've had it not in hand, and since the crowd
Starts back from it in horror) have desired
To expound our doctrine unto thee in song
Soft-speaking and Pierian, and, as 'twere,
To touch it with sweet honey of the Muse-
If by such method haply I might hold
The mind of thee upon these lines of ours,

Till thou see through the nature of all things,
And how exists the interwoven frame.

Lucr. 2, 412; icretois De Reri, Matira

And note, besides, that liquor of honey or milk
Yields in the mouth agreeable taste to tongue,
Whilst nauseous wormwood, pungent centaury,
With their foul flavour set the lips awry;

Thus simple 'tis to see that whatsoever
Can touch the senses pleasingly are made
Of smooth and rounded elements, whilst those
Which seem the bitter and the sharp, are held
Entwined by elements more crook'd, and so
Are wont to tear their ways into our senses,

And rend our body as they enter in.
In short all good to sense, all bad to touch,
Being up-built of figures so unlike,
Are mutually at strife- lest thou suppose
That the shrill rasping of a squeaking saw

Consists of elements as smooth as song
Which, waked by nimble fingers, on the strings
The sweet musicians fashion; [organici] or suppose
That same-shaped atoms through men's nostrils pierce
When foul cadavers burn, as when the stage
Is with Cilician saffron sprinkled fresh,
And the altar near exhales Panchaean scent;
Or hold as of like seed the goodly hues [poppy seed]
Of things which feast our eyes, as those which sting
orgănĭcus , a, um, adj., = organikos.
I. Of or relating to implements, mechanical: “telarum organica administratio,Vitr. 10, 1, 5.—
II. Of or belonging to musical-instruments, instrumental, musical: alterum (melos), quod vocant organicon, Cato ap. Non. 77, 9.—
B. Subst.: orgănĭcus , i, m., a musician, Lucr. 5, 334; 3, 132; 2, 412.

organ-ikos , ē, on,
A. serving as organs or instruments, instrumental, esp. of the several parts of the body, Arist.PA646b26: distd. from ta kinētika, Id.GA742b10 ; “ta o. merēId.EN1110a16, cf. PA661b29, GA739b14, al. ; hai o. aretai, of a slave, Id.Pol.1259b23 ; “o. kai mēkhanikai kataskeuaiPlu.2.718f; esp. of war-engines, “ o. biaD.S.17.43 ; “o. kataskeuaiOnos.42.3 : metaph., ho o. eis plēthē logos speech which is brought to bear on the mob, Plu.Cat.Mi.4 ; of musicians, practical, opp. logikoi (theoretical), Id.2.657e ; “epoieito akroaseis logikas te kai o.Supp.Epigr.2.184.6 (Tanagra, ii B.C.) ; so of surgeons, “tōn o. hoi diasēmoteroiPMed.Lond.155.2.13 ; o. (sc. tekhnē) Plu.Marc.14 ; but organikos, = logikos, logical, Elias in Porph.115.17. Adv. “-kōsby way of instruments, Arist.EN1099b28; “-kōteronmaking more use of instruments, Cael.504.33 ; “to kinoun An.433b21.
Of the "sorcerers" in Revelation 18:

Aristophanes, Plutus Cario


Singing, to the same tune and with similar mimicry

As for us, threttanelo! we will seek you, dear Cyclops, bleating,

and if we find you with your wallet full of fresh herbs,
all disgusting in your filth, sodden with wine and sleeping in the midst of your sheep,
we will seize a great flaming stake and burn out your eye.

CARIO I will copy that Circe of Corinth, whose potent philtres compelled the
companions of Philonides like swine to swallow balls of dung,
which she herself had kneaded with her hands;
and do you too grunt with joy and follow your mother,
my little pigs.

See The Pagan Agapae (love feast) same as Marzeah in Amos and Jeremiah.

Pharmaka, Philtres, and Pheromones The wines and beers of antiquity, however, which were potent infusions of innumerable psychoactive plants often requiring dilution with water and in which alcohol served rather as preservative than inebriating active principle, had already in Shakespeare's day given way to straight alcoholic beverages, if anything augmented by the soporific and anerotic hops, Humulus lupulus. We know not the venereal verities of the archaic wines of mandrake, Mandragora officinarum (the famous aphrodisiac of the Biblical story of Leah and Rachel), nor of the genuine Pilsener beer, which gets its name, not from the place -- Pilsen -- but from Bilsenkraut, its original inebriating principle, Hyoscyamus niger or henbane, which contains visionary tropane alkaloids [Raetsch 1996; 1997].. It is still possible, albeit difficult, to obtain genuine absintheliqueur in Europe, a potent alcoholic libation fortified with extracts, or oil, of wormwood, Artemisia absinthium, which owes its psychoactivity to the volatile terpenoid thujone,

Human menstrual blood and other vaginal secretions were used as ingredients in philtres or "love-potions," believed to incite both love and lust [Birchler 1975; Mueller- Ebeling & Rätsch 1986]. There has been limited research of female human pheromones, but one such study of 50 healthy young women who wore special tampons showed their vaginal secretions contained an extensive complement of simple compounds like acetic, propanoic, and butanoic acids, which are called "copulins" [Michael et al. 1974]
One of the signs is the increasing visual and audible use of women as "worship leaders" or [1] incentore [2] canam [3] Phoebo [4] Musisque [5] magistris, which we have noted above may add a little "enchantement" to the certain lust generated by sight and sound.
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