Friday, April 30, 2010

April 30th is Walpurgisnacht

Walpurgisnacht (Walpurgis Night) is a traditional religious holiday celebrated by pagans and Satanists, as well as Roman Catholics, on April 30 or May 1 in large parts of Central and Northern Europe.  

Walpurgisnacht gets its name from Saint Walburga (or Walpurga), a woman born in what is now England in 710. Saint Walpurga traveled to Germany and became a nun at the convent of Heidenheim in W├╝rttemberg. She was made a saint following her death in 778 (or 779), and May 1 is her saint day.

For some people, the 30th of April – Walpurgisnacht is the beautiful night which signals the darling buds of May. In Wicca this day is called Beltane. The coven of witches claims it is an ancient Druid tradition.

The name Beltane comes from Bel or Baal, the Assyro-Babylonian God of Light and Darkness. The Old Testament has many references to Baal, Bal, and Bel, which are one and the same God or entity. There are rituals celebrating the passing of the 30th of April - Walpurgisnacht into the first of May. They all have an intrinsically negative force behind them. This is NOT about the passing of spring into summer. That is only a very small part of it.

The first of May is not the celebration in honor of all hard workingmen and women. It is not meant to glorify honest toil. That is the vilest form of Deception

In 1776, on Walpurgisnacht, Adam Weishaupt, a defrocked Jesuit priest, a learned but wicked man, perhaps by then a sorcerer observed the rituals from 6:00 a.m. on the morning of the 30th of April to 6:00 a. m. on the 1st of May. When dawn came and went he had plotted and set down on the finest linen paper his vision of what the whole world should be like He called his vision A New World Order.

Weishaupt was scrupulously following the dark and nefarious activities, which had always taken place on the 30th of April since Babylonian times. He linked up with or revived ancient and medieval secret societies.

Weishaupt used the name Spartacus as his secret name. He is supposed to be the modern founder of the so-called Illuminati. I do not think so. By declaring this I m aware that I am bringing down the wrath of so many of you who believe the contrary.

This is neither the time nor the venue. On Walpurgisnacht I do not intend to set of negative forces of any kind.

I intend to spend this day in prayer and in quietude because of the power, which the dark forces exert on this day. I shall take my six-year-old grandson to Church and pray to the Prague Child Jesus. Children and young people are very, very vulnerable today as well as tomorrow.


Editor's Note:   In the Christian version of the celebration, the former pagan festival in May became Walpurgis, a time to drive out evil spirits—usually with loud noises. Bonfires were built to keep away the dead and chaotic spirits that were said to walk among the living then. The bonfires reflect the holiday’s pagan origins and the human desire to drive away the winter cold and welcome spring. This is followed by the return of light and the sun as celebrated during May Day.

The traditional celebrations of Walpurgisnacht might vary from region to region - I'm not even sure it's celebrated throughout Germany. But in eastern Germany, it is the night when the witches meet at the Brockenberg in the Harz mountains to await the Spring. Celebrations include bonfires, Halloween-type costumes, excessive drinking and often times pranks. 

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