Thursday, December 30, 2010

TAU DOSITHEOS ATECLECTIC ARABIA GATHERING

TAU DOSITHEOS ATECLECTIC ARABIA GATHERING
Current location:Arabia Mt GA
Current mood: grateful
Current music:"The Heart of Reiki"
Entry tags:arabia mt, congregational illuminism, gnosis, lama

TAU DOSITHEOS ATECLECTIC ARABIA GATHERING

Mt. Arabia Gathering – 1 November 2010

An account from Tau Dositheos, with illustrations by Tau Tula

http://lightofthegnosis.org/blog/2010/12/29/allsaintstalk/

On 1 November 2010 Ormus Lodge

http://www.lightofthegnosis.org/ormus.htm

had the great honor of hosting a gathering at Mount Arabia in Lithonia, Georgia USA. This gathering was part of a series of combined events

http://lightofthegnosis.org/blog/2010/10/28/events/

that were hosted by various Congregational Illuminist nodes in free communion.


Mt. Arabia

This post is limited to just one of these events, yet I want to send out a very special thanks to the entire crew of Templi de Niger Sol for initiating the idea of this shared week-long esoteric experience and for all your hard work seeing it through to completion, Bishop +Thomas Langley for his help with and participation in the Litany of Saints, Ezili Roots

http://www.eziliroots.com/

for hosting Fet Gede which is so dear to my heart, Lama Michael Crowley for his thoughtful participation at Fet Gede on the 30th, for leading us through a Chenrezig Sadhana at Kwan Yin House on the 31st, and for blessing us with a Mountain Incense Offering at the sacred power-spot (Mt. Arabia) on the 1st. I also want to thank Tau Aron for all his efforts in bringing Lama to our city, Tau Ishaviva for providing the means to record the audio, Tau Tula for the wonderful photos and to the facilitator of the Assembly of the Knowledge & Wisdom of Solomon T Allen Greenfield – for your tireless Work in support of Congregational Illuminism.

TAU DOSITHEOS' TALK ON CONGREGATIONAL ILLUMINISM

There are two audio tracks below.

The first audio track is an informal talk I gave about scrying the Rite of Memphis Degrees on November 1st at Mt. Arabia. You can also read the related outline and compare it to this reference document. For supplemental reading in regards to scrying, see Benjamin Rowe’s document.


Right click and “save as” to download the mp3 file or left click to have it play in your browser now (about 45 MB’s)

AUDIO LINK http://www.lightofthegnosis.org/download_lot/01_nov_2010_scrying_degrees.mp3

[It is unfortunate, but this recording had to be edited to remove valuable feedback from T Allen Greenfield, Tau Tula and Tau Ishaviva because the recording device was not able to pick up their dialog good enough to hear it on the playback. I had to cut out the inaudible bits. Next time we will remember to pass the recorder around when others are speaking].

The second audio track is actually two separate recordings of Lama Michael Crowley edited into one track. The track opens with Lama Crowley chanting two forms of mantra for Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig) followed by a mantra for Padmasambhava. The next segment is a recording of Lama Crowley performing the Mountain Incense Offering on November 1st at Mt. Arabia. The practice for the Mountain Incense Offering is said to originate with Padmasambhava, affectionately known as Guru Rinpoche.

Right click and “save as” to download the mp3 file or left click to have it play in your browser now (About 31 MB’s)

AUDIO LINK CLICK HERE

[We are experimenting, so the audio is admittedly very raw. We intend to improve upon this for future events.]


Preparing for the Incense Offering



LAMA MIKE IN TIBET



SHADOWS AT THE SUMMIT OF ARABIA MOUNTAIN



TAU ALLEN (L) AND TAU ARON



TAU TULA AND LAMA MICHAEL


POINTS CHAUDS WORK ON LAMA MIKE BY TAU DOSITHEOS, TAU ARON ASSISTING



SOME OF THE GROUP GATHERED NOVEMBER 1ST 2010 ON ARABIA MOUNTAIN



STIMULATING SHARING OF OPINIONS FROM DIVERSE ILLUMINISTS



Friday, November 26, 2010

SORT OFANCIENT ALIENS - VRIL

SORT OFANCIENT ALIENS - VRIL
Current location:Black Forest Germany
Current mood: amused
Current music:"Wonderland is dead" - Vril
Entry tags:nazi ufos, secret societies, ufo, vril society

SORT OFANCIENT ALIENS - VRIL
Well, it was at the Redstone Arsenal, not Wright-Patterson AFB (which I've never visited) but - aside from some people's leaps and the conspicuous omission of Rudolph Hess (Vril Member from the start to the end - died in Spandau Prison under mysterious circumstances at 93) it restates the case with a bit of my commentary first advanced on "UFO Hunters".





Vril Society

as interpreted at Crystallinks

In November of 1996 I received a video about World War II Germany pre and post and a secret organization named Vril its name linked to Atlantean time lines and one of its language composed of sounds and clicks.

The video mentioned that in Germany at the turn of the century and particularly after WW I many secret societies developed. One of these groups was the Vril Society.

In 1917 four members of the Vril society met in a cafe in Vienna. There was one woman and three men. The woman was a 'spiritual medium'. They met under a veil of mystery and secrecy. They discussed secret revelations, the coming of the new age, the Spear of Destiny, the magical violet black stone, and making contact with ancient peoples and distant worlds.

Their source of power was the Black Sun, an infinite beam of light which, though invisible to the human eye, exists in anti-matter.

The Vril emblem became the Black Sun, a secret philosophy thousand of years old provided the foundation on which the occult practioners of the Third Reich would later build. The Black Sun symbol can be found in many Babylonian and Assyrian places of worship. They depicted the Black Sun - the godhead's inner light in the form of a cross. This was not much different from the German's Knight's Cross.

The woman allegedly channeled information from aliens after which the Thule was crteated. they went on to build something called the Vril Machine. It allegedly was a saucer shape interdimensional time travel machine. Their first flight was allegedly in 1934.

Much of their work was done in the Black Forest.

Thule Society members were allegedly the first group to attempt the back-engineering of an extraterrestrial spacecraft. "A German writer, John Von Helsing, describes the discovery of a crashed saucer in the Black Forest in 1936 and says that this technology was taken and combined with the information the Vril Society had received through channeling and was made into a further project called the Haunebu.

German aircraft historian Henry Stevens states, "Haunebu 1 was allegedlythe first large flying saucer developed in Germany. According to plans allegedly obtained from classified German SS files, the Haunebu 1 was approximately seventy-five feet in diameter and probably lifted off for the first time in August 1939, a few weeks before the outbreak of World War II.

Reference: UFO Sightings


The Coming Race (original title), also reprinted as Vril: The Power of the Coming Race is a novel published in 1870 by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. The novel is an early example of science fiction, sometimes cited as the first of this genre. However, many early readers believed that its account of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called Vril was accurate, to the extent that some theosophists accepted the book as truth. Furthermore, since 1960 there is a conspiracy theory about a secret Vril-Society.

The origins of the Nazi version of the theory of the master race were in 19th century racial theories of Count Arthur de Gobineau, who argued that cultures degenerate when distinct races mix. It was believed at this time that southern European peoples were racially mixed with non-European Moors from across the Mediterranean Sea, while Northern Europeans remained pure. Proponents of Nordic theory further argued that Nordic peoples had developed innate toughness and determination due to the harsh, challenging climate in which they evolved. Thus the racial ideal of these theorists was the tall, blond and blue-eyed Nordic individual.

The German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer was one of the earliest proponents of the theory presenting a hierarchical racial model of history, attributing civilizational primacy to the "white races" who gained their sensitivity and intelligence by refinement in the rigorous North:

    The highest civilization and culture, apart from the ancient Indians and Egyptians, are found exclusively among the white races; and even with many dark peoples, the ruling caste or race is fairer in colour than the rest and has, therefore, evidently immigrated, for example, the Brahmans, the Incas, and the rulers of the South Sea Islands. All this is due to the fact that necessity is the mother of invention because those tribes that emigrated early to the north, and there gradually became white, had to develop all their intellectual powers and invent and perfect all the arts in their struggle with need, want and misery, which in their many forms were brought about by the climate. This they had to do in order to make up for the parsimony of nature and out of it all came their high civilization.

Nevertheless, such theorists usually accepted that considerable variety of hair and eye colour existed even within the racial categories they recognised. Contrary to a popular myth, the Nazis themselves did not discriminate against Germans who were not blonde or blue-eyed, or had only one of these features. Adolf Hitler and most Nazi officials (not to mention most Germans at the time) had dark hair and were considered to be "Aryans."

The postulated superiority of these people was said to make them born leaders, or a "master race". Other authors included Guido von List (and his associate Lanz von Liebenfels) and the British racial theorist Houston Stewart Chamberlain, all of whom felt that the white race and Germanic peoples were superior to others, and that given the purification of the white race and German people from the races who were "polluting" it, a new Millenarian age of Aryan god-men would arrive.

The term Aryan derives from the ancient peoples who lived in Iran (see also Iranian peoples) and the Indus Valley. Following the ideas of Gobineau and others, the Nazi theorist Alfred Rosenberg claimed that these were a dynamic warrior people who originated in northern climates, from which they migrated south, eventually reaching India. They were supposed to be the ancestors of the ancient Germanic tribes, who shared their warrior values. Building from Nietzsche, who stated "it is quite in order that we possess no religion of oppressed Aryan races, for that is a contradiction: a master race is either on top or it is destroyed" (The Will to Power, 145), Rosenberg claimed that Christianity was an alien Semitic slave-morality inappropriate to the warrior Aryan master race and thus supported a melange of aspects of Vedic and Zoroastrian teachings, along with pre-Christian European paganism, which he considered to be distinctively Aryan in character.

In Nazi Germany, marriage of an "Aryan" with an "Untermensch" was forbidden. To maintain the purity of the Germanic master race, eugenics was practiced. In order to eliminate "defective" citizens, the T-4 Euthanasia Program was administered by Karl Brandt to rid the country of the mentally retarded or those born with genetic deficiencies, as well as those deemed to be racially inferior. Additionally, a program of compulsory sterilization was undertaken and resulted in the forced operations of hundreds of thousands of individuals. Many of these policies are generally seen as being related to what eventually became known as the Holocaust.

The concepts involved in this theory of Germanic superiority is strongly contested. Most modern scholars see no connection between Indo-European population movements and alleged "Nordic" racial characteristics.

Fictional Representations

Aryan master race ideology was common throughout the educated and literate strata of the Western world until after World War II. Such theories are commonplace in early 20th Century fantasy literature. For example, a distinct belief in the status of Aryan humanity as the "master race" underlies much of the work of fantasists such as H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard's literature. Howard's most famous creation, Conan the Barbarian is supposed to have lived between the fall of Atlantis and the "rise of the sons of Arya" (i.e. the Aryans). In his story Wings In The Night, Howard also wrote,

    The ancient empires fall, the dark-skinned peoples fade and even the demons of antiquity gasp their last, but over all stands the Aryan barbarian, white-skinned, cold-eyed, dominant, the supreme fighting man of the earth.

In other cases, while the phrase "master race" itself is seldom used, the inhumane and barbaric treatment of those not belonging to the "master race" in the fictional fascisms seems to imply that such an ideology is present. S.M. Stirling's Domination of the Draka is a fictional empire which is explicitly based on the "master race" concept. After World War I in the Draka universe, the Draka citizens adopt an ideology which calls for all non-Drakan humanity to be reduced to chattel slavery. The Chosen, from Stirling's previous General series (which no doubt inspired the Draka) portrays perhaps a more realistic look at the "master race" concept, including the consequences of such a policy on a society. The Chosen, who treat other peoples with contempt, calling them "animals", are eventually destroyed by their own slaves, the lowest of the low, despite the Chosen's superior weapons, training, and centuries of eugenic breeding. The fictional fascist "Freedom Party" that rules the Confederate States of America in Harry Turtledove's American Empire series of novels also echoes the concept.

The James Bond film Moonraker is another fictionalized account of a master race - the Adolf Hitler-like megalomanic villain Sir Hugo Drax pre-selected a diverse group of astronaut trainees to become the progenitors of a master race that will repopulate Earth after the planet has been nerve-gassed. Similar ideas are explored in science fiction. An episode of The X-Files is entitled Herrenvolk. It presents the story of Nazi scientists saved by Americans after the War - during the Operation Paperclip - and their connections with aliens, which led them to successfully create a superior race of alien/men hybrids. Likewise, in The Other Side, an episode of Stargate SG-1, the Eurondans are portrayed as white supremacists who have created a purified Nordic-like population, planning to annihilate other peoples, who they refer to as "Breeders" because of their indiscriminate breeding, in rejection of eugenics.






Enter the underworld
Enter vril-ya enter vril-ya
A step down the stairway
Enter vril-ya enter vril-ya

Inside earth there was a land of mystery
Lighted up by the black sun of underground
In this world they got the key to time and space
And forces too strong for mankind to know.

O land vril-ya
An vril-ya

Secret chiefs of agharti
Will reveal the lore of vril
And aldebaran, (and) aldebaran
Ansa agarthi

Yani-ya koom-zi vril-ya an sumer an drakon a-u-ran
Yani-ya glek-ya sol nax an sorat an drakon a-u-ran

When we unlock the hidden lore of vril
We fold space and travel across the time.
With this force man will become like god
And rule the earth through the light of the black sun.

Enter the underworld
Enter vril-ya enter vril-ya
A step down the stairway
Enter vril-ya enter vril-ya

Yani-ya koom-zi vril-ya an sumer an drakon a-u-ran
Yani-ya glek-ya sol nax an sorat an drakon a-u-ran

Enter vril-ya man of sumer
Enter vril-ya man of sorat
Enter vril-ya man of drakon
Enter it now man of vril-ya
Enter vril-ya man of sorat
Enter vril-ya enter it now.


Friday, November 19, 2010

A NEWLY UPDATED LIST OF CONGREGATIONAL ILLUMINIST BODIES & NODES

A NEWLY UPDATED LIST OF CONGREGATIONAL ILLUMINIST BODIES & NODES
Current location:worldwide
Current mood: busy
Current music:"Oh Freedom" Civil Rights Song
Entry tags:congregational illuminism, freedom, gnosis, local illuminist bodies

A NEWLY UPDATED LIST OF CONGREGATIONAL ILLUMINIST BODIES & NODES
This list was compiled by + Dositheos, Facilitator of Ormus Lodge, updates by TAG (I update this list frequently):

LOCAL BODIES AND NODES IN FREE COMMUNION
PUBLIC ACCESS FREE ILLUMINIST BODIES


*** Congregational Illuminism ***


Australia
Inner Circle of The Australian branch
The Hermetic Order of the Great White Brotherhood of Light
via The Great Circle of the Order of the Red Rose
http://witchywisdom.com
sageylee@witchywisdom.com


Bulgaria
Sovereign Sanctuary for Bulgaria
Ancient & Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim
http://sites.google.com/site/memphismizraimbg/home-1

balcanmaster@yahoo.com



Canada


Vancouver, BC

Legba Lodge
http://legbalodge.110mb.com/
legba.lodge@gmail.com

Ottawa, Ontario
Brotherhood of the Secret Sun


Croatia

email: newinspiration@ymail.com


Split

Shiva Solar Temple, ( Shivin Solarni Hram)
Robin Goodfellow, Facilitator Templar
(EGnU)
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=110229592339021
vortpendragon@gmail.com


Loza Krilate Kugle
http://www.inet.hr/~theba/html/mim.htm

Greece

Athens

Isis Sophia Holy Lodge
skiados7@yahoo.gr

Serbia
Misr Lodge Memphis-Misraim
L.V.X. Novae Aurorae
star.eleven418@gmail.com

Belgrade
Porta Lucis Temple
newinspiration@ymail.com
http://www.x718.blogspot.com

Poland

Warsaw

Autireba Lodge No. 11

jatryka@gmail.com

http://gnostikoi.net/?act=page&id=175

Russia

Moscow

Tau (Dr.) James L. Choron, Bishop EGnU for Moscow and Western Russia
lord_jim@mtu-net.ru

Planetarium/Balance Lodge
http://book93.info/

United Kingdom

Liverpool
Incarnadine Lodge
Email:amodali@f2s.com


Brighton

Akashic Lodge No.3
cameron777@gmail.com

Bristol (node)

wiki: http://kiamagic.com/wiki/index.php?title=Bristol_Moot
mailing list: http://kiamagic.com/mailman/listinfo/bristol_kiamagic.com



United States

Alabama

Post Tenebras Lux Lodge No. 22
http://www.moderngnosis.org/post-tenebras-lux-lodge-no-22
http://www.moderngnosis.org/

California
Stockton
Sanctuary of Adam
EGnU Temple
sanctuaryofadam.egnu@gmail.com

Florida


Laevus Levus Semita
dzietz@hotmail.com

Georgia

Assembly of the Knowledge & Wisdom of Solomon

Lodge of the Sons & Daughters of Aaron
http://www.mindspring.com/~hellfire/bishop/

Ormus Lodge
http://www.lightofthegnosis.org/ormus.htm

Coptic Gnostic Church
http://cgc.lightofthegnosis.org/

Tau Naamah
http://taunaamah.wordpress.com/

Liberi Sanguinis Luciferi
http://www.solarphallic-cult.org/

Ezili Roots
http://www.eziliroots.com/

Bran’s Island
http://www.donaldcorrell.com/


TEMPLI DE NIGER SOL
http://www.niger-sol.org/
enkelisho@yahoo.com

Illinois

Phosphoros Lodge
23sirius@gmail.com

Louisiana
Shreveport
Order of St. George
herebepyrates@gmail.com



Massachusetts

Trinosophia Lodge No. 26
occultist@comcast.net

Michigan
North Branch
The Knights & Companions of St. John the Evangelist of Asia in Europe Lodge
http://hbofl.wordpress.com/
perarduaaddeus@gmail.com


Gwinn
TEMPLE OF LUNA
Perdurabo Lodge, A&P R MM
Frater Obligatus, Facilitator
brass_sunky@yahoo.com


Missouri


Thee Great Black Lodge on Sirius
alienprdkt@yahoo.com

*Temple Of Perpetual Change and Trans-Vision *
*Order Of Eros*
Rev. Jason Roberts
P.O. Box 1987
Columbia, Mo 65205


New Mexico


Beginner’s Mind Lodge #213
icarus93@hotmail.com

Santa Fe
Nous ErĂ´n Lodge - a study circle of Memphis-Misraim
le_regard@lycos.com

The Holy Light Temple
www.bishopjoe.blogspot.com
www.bishop139@comcast.net


New York

Moorish Monastery
http://www.myspace.com/almoroccanlodge

Bayt El Amexem Temple No. 202
sharifbey21@yahoo.com

New York City
The Gnostic Temple of Our Lady of Light
Frater Sabbathiel
fra_sabbat@hotmail.com

New Jersey
Jersey City
Sothis Lodge, No. 68, Primitive Rite of Memphis & Misraim
http://alexandriangnostic.org/sothiswork.html

+Shin Asherah Iustus
Facilitator of Temple of Venus Genetrix &
Thee Loyal Royal Order of the Waterbuffalo Lodge
mbabalon@gmail.com


Pennsylvania

Golden Triangle Temple No. 31
http://www.temple31.org/

The Virgin’s Milk Lodge
JAron98449@aol.com

South Carolina
Desciples of Memphis
magickalbuddha418@yahoo.com

Tennessee
Sanctuary of Theoria
ishaviva@comcast.net ishaviva@comcast.net


Non localized body

Constellation of Abraxas
daonnan@gmail.com



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Saturday, October 9, 2010

ANOTHER CONSECRATION AT MT HOLLY NJ POWER SPOT

ANOTHER CONSECRATION AT MT HOLLY NJ POWER SPOT

ANOTHER CONSECRATION AT MT HOLLY NJ POWER SPOT

10/08/2010

from Shin Asherah Iustus's blog - click here

Consecration of Tau Harpocrates

Over the summer, a good upstanding man came to me and asked how he could form an EGNU temple in Indianapolis, IN. After several conversations and "feeling him out" we set up the date of his consecration for September 25th, 2010 in Mt. Holly, NJ.

I do not feel that the physical act of the empowerments is what makes a person, bishop material. It is a activation process - or a rite of passage, a ceremony that acts as an initiation or symbolic transformation into the inner mysteries of knowing thy self and coming to understand ones place in the Macrocosm. I believe that the spark is present and that the act brings into light or turns on the power that is already there. The universe buries a seed within each of us and as we come in contact with people and situations that bring the seed to life, it seems to manifest in the star bodies. After recognizing our own light bodies, we are able to recognize the spirit that dwells within others. One of my roles is to identify and help people recognize their own abilities and nurture and develop them. In my role as teacher, I take on a non-guru philosophy. I believe that life teaches us many lessons and every person or situation that we come into contact with helps us along our path. The experience for me was identifying the spark that was ready to shine. I have asked Tau Harpocrates to share the experience from his point of view.



Greetings Everyone –
I wanted to take a minute to publicly thank some very hard-working members of our community and give the group a quick recap of the work done in Mt. Holly, New Jersey – from the candidate’s point-of-view.


On Saturday September 25th I had the honor of being consecrated a Templar Priest and Bishop at the hands of Shin Asherah Iustus, Tau Koz and Tau Tula with Tau Sir Hasirim serving as wittness. I cannot thank these four Light Workers enough for their efforts and kindness in helping me with this portion of my Great Work. I would contend that this level of willingness to help a newcomer is one of the greatest calling cards of the Gnostic and Illuminist community. I’m truly humbled by the amount of work and energy extended by this group of quality individuals.


The work itself was beautiful and highly customized – I spent a significant amount of time with Shin Asherah Iustus and Tau Koz reviewing a wealth of scripture, symbols and other Gnostic texts. Shin Asherah Iustus used this occasion to do a dedicated Chakra opening – something that has been alluded to in my various initiatory activities but never performed directly.


Other components of the work (all highly personalized around my experiences and desires) included a strong dose of sacred geometry used as flashing symbols – including the same graphic that I used as the source for my first sacred geometry tattoo almost a decade ago. Readings from the Book of Enoch and The Woman With The Alabaster Jar were used to remind me of some very basic truths that I hold most dear.


It’s not really possible to convey the feeling of my bare feet digging into some of New Jersey’s most interesting soil while receiving the wave after wave of energy while being consecrated by three very dedicated Bishops.


I don’t think I need to recap to anyone in this community the lineage of my consecrating Bishops as a result of their having been consecrated at the hands of Tau Sir Hasirim. While I could not be more proud of the Line that chose to have me as a recipient, I cannot overstate the real-time presence and energy of the group that did this work. Centuries of well-researched history are impressive on paper, but being there - in the right mindset surrounded by truly amazing people is just different. It’s a bit like reading a book about riding a motorcycle versus actually riding one.

If you’ve never read anything about Mt. Holly, NJ and the “Holy Holy Holy” altar – it’s worth a little Google-time. It was a perfect setting for a sunset event.


The auxiliary blessing by Tau Tula *almost* made up for the quiz she gave me before the work started :)


As a result of all this work, Indianapolis, Indiana is home to a newly chartered EGnU body – The Sub Rosa Gnostic Circle. I’m working with a few local like-minded folks to figure out if we want to lease a space, use shared space with other groups or just wander around the cornfields until the spirit strikes us to start working. Small group workings are ongoing in my home as a few of us “try on” the various rites and roles.


Through the graces of Shin Asherah Iustus, Tau Sir Hasirim and Tau Apollonius I am in the process of being recognized as a Bishop of the Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis with the near-term goal of celebrating several types of Gnostic Masses and helping members of the local Gnostic/Illuminist community attain toward Deacon and Priest/Priestess if it is their will.


Again – I can’t thank the team that did my consecration and those associated with my admission to the EGnU Episcopate enough for their work and dedication to spreading the Light of Gnosis.

Peace, Light and Understanding

Tau Harpocrates

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from "Weird New Jersey"

Holy Holy Holds the Jersey Devil

There was a legend that the Jersey Devil is sealed inside a stone altar on top of a mountain. I've seen the altar and it's really strange, because it's up on this woodsy hill after which the town of Mt. Holly was named. The altar is a big stone sucker with the words “Holy Holy Holy” inscribed on the front.

When I was a kid, back in the early 70's, there was a story that the Jersey Devil was chained up inside that altar, and if you put your ear to it, you could hear his chains clanking and scratching against the stone. It was also told that the altar was the capstone for a deep shaft that went all the way to Hell.

There's an old graveyard, Mt. Holly Cemetery, right down the hill from it on Ridgeway Street., though you can't really see it from the altar. There's a gravestone in there... it was in the front of the graveyard, on the left side, if you enter from Ridgeway Street. The grave was of a young woman and it read something like, “Thus is the fate of all who turn from God,” and it was said that this was the woman who summoned the Jersey Devil. He killed her, and was caught and chained up inside that altar. –Ken N.

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The Holy Holy of Mt. Holly

Laid out is a huge white concrete table (4 feet by 8 feet by 4 feet), almost like a sacrificial table of some sort. It has the words “Holy Holy Holy” written across it. In front of the slab are old wooden benches, more like telephone poles, set in a square.

The actual slab appears to have a seat on either end of it. Located on the other side of the Mount was an old shack that you could bang on the door and I swear it would knock back! Well the town decided to fence it off, which didn’t stop the kids from climbing over and harassing the old witch who lived inside. Then, for some strange reason, in the middle of the night the front door of the shed was barred with black iron bars. Now you cannot get near enough to knock. –Steve S.

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The Mount and the Witches’ Well of Mt. Holly

There is a place located in Mount Holly called the Mount. The first happening that comes to mind from here is the “Holy, Holy, Holy” altar that is located in the woods. This site is where they hung witches, or people that the town believed were witches. The altar is actually an old judgment table. You can still see where the gallows pole was where they were hung. The pole was cut down, but there is a piece remaining.

Off to the left of this is the Witches’ Well. If you follow the trail to the left you will run into it. Supposedly, before the gallows were put up, there was a witch who started the whole practice in the town and was thrown down this well. The witch wasn't killed instantly. She screamed and banged on the inside of the well walls until her hands were bloody, begging to be helped. After she died, the townspeople still heard her cries for help and the sound of her bloody knuckles rapping on the walls. They later built a shed over the top of the well to end the haunting. It is said that if you go there at night and knock on the walls of the shed, you can hear her knock back for help. –Ghsthntr1978



Bruce Springsteen - A Night With The Jersey Devil (Official Music Video).

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