Sunday, January 9, 2011

Hip-Hop, Idolatry & The Church Pt. 11

Examining The Symbolism Of Occult Imagery Within Hip-Hop.

2 Thess. 2:6-12 ~ " 6-And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7-For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8-And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9-Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10-And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11-And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12-That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."

Lil Wayne 
A-OK aka: 666 Symbol

This post picks up on our look at the culture of death within Hip-Hop. In our next hip-hop post I will look at where that culture of death comes from and why. However, I will preface this post by saying that parallels DO NOT completely make a case against certain practices. This is a very controversial subject because there are many parallels to many ancient rituals found within some of the symbolism prevalent in modern hip hop culture. Certainly there is a spiritual element to it, which is beyond many of the people who promote these parallels.

This information is not presented to affirm or debunk myths or statements of occultism among media and social elite. We must be careful because what may appear to be a convincing story may not stand under the weight of evidence. However, with all of that said, there is a certain secret knowledge that exists in this world and signs and gestures that indicate allegiance to that secret knowledge that is too obvious to ignore. As a church we cannot simply afford to write things off as being insignificant, but we must be led of the Spirit into all truth for the enemy is revealed and his schemes are brought to naught through the light of truth.

These are the hands signals of demonic rites of witchcraft and satanism:

The Horned God or Mano Cornuto:  Represents the horned god of witchcraft. Pan or Cernunnos. Note the thumb under the fingers and given by the right hand.

The Horned Hand or Mano Coruto Curse:   The sign of recognition between those in the Occult. When pointed at someone  it is meant to place a curse. Note the thumb over the fingers and given by the left hand.

Witch Sign  or Moon Sign:  Used to salute the rising moon.
Also used by surfers and football teams

Now, that you know that, please watch this video:

Then when you have digested that, look at this about the symbol that we have all used to indicate "OK" Is it really a symbol for 6 or 666?

We'll find it again for ya!
Beyonce dawns 666/"Eye Of Horus"
Pyramid & Third Eye Symbols

Now please be clear. I am well aware of what is called the genetic fallacy. It is a logical flaw assuming that because something started or began a certain way that it is that today. There are many things we do today that had it's beginning in obscurity. So before a solid case is made one has to be careful with facts and not be given to the creation of more urban legends. In addition, one must be careful as to not mix traditions or symbolism therefore creating a whole new cast of characters or symbolism and amalgamating things together and developing theories. This is called conspiracy. It could also be called anachronism or the modernization of an ancient practice using more recent information attributing it to formerly unknown information. Unfortunately, many teachers on this subject implore sensationalism, lead with suggestion and have mixed the invention of the satanic rites and rituals with Greek and Masonic signs and symbols and pre biblical and post biblical ritualism  and understandings. All of these things may well may be true, but we must approach the subject rationally and not with a conspiracy theorist mentality, neither do we have to impugn character. Some of the individuals in the video you saw do what they do because it's "hip" or "socially acceptable" to do so, not because they are devils or are part of a demonic conspiracy.

What I am asking is this:

Jay-Z & Kanye dawn the The "Eye of Horus"
Pyramid an  Illuminati Symbol

Jay-Z ~ "To be honest with you, ummm  I really think it's really silly, (the interpretation that his hand signals are inspired by satan or are of the illuminati) y'u-know ummm , for the record, y'u-know, I, of course, believe in God, but I believe in one God. Y'u-know, if people must know my religious beliefs I believe in one God, I don't believe in religion. I don't believe in Christians or Muslims, I think all that seperates people. I think it's one God, I think it's all the same God, and I don't believe in hell. But as far as God, of course I believe in God in my partisan type of sect or cult that sounds stupid to me like ignorant to even say, and ummm I guess that'll be the last time I address that ummm but y'u-know it's really ignorant to me." (emphasis added)

If the spirit of iniquity is working in the world and we have identified scripture to say that it is, are all of these individuals flashing and using signs merely a coincidence or is there something more sinister and specific at work even if this is something that the individuals themselves are not be consciously aware of? Then, could it be that some of them aware of this "secret knowledge" but seek to dupe those that are unaware? I'll speak very specifically about the latter question in my next article on this subject. 


Update 9/7/2011:
Professor Griff Seminar Dealing With "Symbol Literacy" This is eyeopening!


  1. Many of these same signs are popular in the street among gang members etc. These men and women are into making money at whatever cost even if that means making things look like they are worshippers of satan. It breeds popularity and their actions are covered under rights of free-speech and religious freedom.

    The problem is that the hip-hop culture has given itself to witchcraft, divination and a host of other ungodly practices as a method of communication, and as a method of getting attention.

    We know that there is a spiritual cost to these and other practices and I believe we see that cost through death, drugs, insurmountable contract and other social pressures that these experience.

    I do believe that there are sinister influences and flat out devils in the industry at the top. I'm not convinced that they are trying to be "secret" however. I simply don't think some of them are smart enough to connect the dots as the critics have done. With that said, the spirit of the devil is leading them and directing their actions and that's what makes things very deceitful and pervasive.

    It's like this, we need to see the moving parts and know what they are associated with, how and why. I told one fella, to temper his anger at the characters with the thought that they are a tool of teh devil and need mercy. The devil is using them to promote his message and he will make rich who he feels will influence and build his kingdom the most. We need to pray for these men and women that the stronghold of satan on their lives will be destroyed.

    Pastor Burnett

  2. This seminar by Professor Griff is a must see. We were not too far off from truth here. In fact I believe right on point.

  3. Professor Griff comes from a Hindu perspective in his material. He invokes Chakra's, abstinence from meat and many other Hindu perspectives to present his material.

    However, he is correct in many of his assessments.


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