BLACK MASS -A BRIEF DESCRIPTION
BLACK MASS AND BLACK MAGIC
Sure we all heard about black mass and related topics
Actually what is it?
It is utilization of negative energies of the world that brings us ungappiness,sorrows etc.In another way it can be termes as REVERSE OR ANTI HOLY MASS which is considered as the most powerful prayer of Christians.Usually nowadays there are various topics associated with black mass such as WICCANISM which is known as relegion of witchs and other BLACK MAGICIANS.CAN IT BRING ANY EFFECTS TO OUR DAILY LIFE?
THE ANSWER IS YES IF U R A BELIEVER IN GOD. BECAUSE FOR EVERY POSITIVE POWER THERE SHOULD BE A COMPENSATING NEGATIVE POWER.HERE ACCORDING TO CHRISTIAN BELIEF ALSO IF CHRIST IS THE LIVING GOD ,THERE ARE SOME POWES OF 'SATAN'-IT MAY NOT BE A MATERIALISED STRUCTURE AND SOMETIMES BE OUR GREED , JEALOUSY OR OTHER NEEDS AGAINST THE GOD AND NATURE.WE CAN SEE IN THE HOLY BIBLE THERES MANY DESCRIPTIONS OF SATAN AND DEVILS.SO CHRISTIANS ALSO THINK THESE ALL EXISTS BUT NO ONE KNOW ABOUT THE EXISTING STATE .USUALLY BLACK MASS IS HELD INA DIRTY AND SINFUL ATMOSPHERE SUCH AS ONA NAKED BODY. SO MANY PEOPLE WERE MISUNDERSTOOD AND IN BLACK MAGIC THEY R USING ALL OF THESE NEGATIVE POWERS.ALL OF U KNOW THAT IF WE WANT SOMETHING AND IF THERE IS A STRONG EAGER IN OUR MIND ABOUT THAT AND WE ARE WILLING TO RECEIVE THAT AND WE IF WE WORK FOR IT TRULY ,WE WOULD SURELY GET THAT THING.THIS IS WHAT IS KNOWN AS BELIEF WHATEVER IT MAY BE
SIMILARLY IF WE CONCENTRATING ONLY ON THESE THERE WOULD BE SOME EFFECTS SOMETIMES IN MOST CASES THAT WILL BE OUR MINDS GAMINGS-BUT CERTAINLY THAT CAN AFFECT U AND OTHERS.BUT BELIEVERS IN GOD THINK THAT THIS NEGATIVE POWER IS NOT AN EQUAL ONE TO GOD AND WE CAN OVERCOME IT BY PRAYERS ,THE HOLY EUCHARIST AND THE BELIEF IN CHRIST.
In the Satanic Bible, Anton Szandor LaVey writes that "A usual assumption is that the Satanic ceremony or service is called a black mass. A black mass is not the magical ceremony practiced by Satanists. The Satanist would only employ the use of a black mass as a form of psychodrama. Furthermore, a black mass does not necessarily imply that the performers of such are Satanists. A black mass is essentially a parody on the religious service of the Roman Catholic Church, but can be loosely applied to a satire on any religious ceremony."
ORIGIN AND HISTORY OF BLACK MASS
One recent outline of the history of the Black Mass can be found in Richard Cavendish, The Black Arts (1967), in the section on the Black Mass. Before that, an entire book was written about it, The Satanic Mass, by H.T.F. Rhodes (1954). Additionally, a detailed study was published in German (and since translated into English), by Gerhard Zacharias, The Dark God: Satan Worship and Black Masses (1964).
The Rite of the Sacrifice of the Mass was developed by early Christians. As Christianity, and specifically the Roman Catholic Church, was consolidating, there were different varieties of masses practised, many of which were quite different from the Roman Catholic Rite which was eventually adopted.
Middle Age Roman Catholic parodies and additions to the Mass
In the Middle Ages, beginning with the Latin writings of the Goliards, the Roman Catholic Mass was drawn from or elaborated upon to create parodies of it for certain Church festivities. Thus, there was a mass parody called "The Feast of Asses," in which Balaam's Ass (from the Old Testament) would begin talking and saying parts of the mass. A similar parody was the Feast of Fools. Other Middle Age parodies of the Mass, also written in ecclesiastical Latin, were "drinker's masses" and "gamblers masses," which lamented the situation of drunk, gambling monks, and instead of calling to "Deus" (God), called to "Bacchus" (the God of Wine). Some of these Latin parody works are found in the medieval Latin collection of poetry, Carmina Burana, written around 1230.
Additionally, the Rite of the Mass was not completely fixed, and there were places where the priests could insert private prayers for various personal needs. As these types of personal masses spread, the institution of the Low Mass became quite common, where priests would hire their services out to perform various masses for the needs of their clients - such as blessing crops or cattle, achieving success in some enterprise, obtaining love, or cursing enemies (one way this latter was done was by inserting the enemy's name in a Mass for the dead, accompanied by burying an image of the enemy).
Surprising as it may seem - in spite of the huge amount of French literature discussing the Black Mass (Messe Noire) at the end of the 1800s and early1900s - no set of written instructions for performing one, from any purported group of Satanists, turned up in writing until the 1960s, and appeared not in France, but in the United States.
A growing interest in witchcraft and satanism in the 1960s inspired the creation of two recordings, both made in 1968, and both called "Satanic Mass":
* The first was a record album of readings in Satanic philosophy by the Church of Satan, called "The Satanic Mass", which contained material later to appear in their Satanic Bible (published in 1969). In spite of the title and a few phrases in Latin, this album did not deal with the Black Mass.
* The second was a 13 minute recording of a full-length "Satanic Mass" made by a U.S. band called Coven. Coven's Black Mass, which was part of their stage show in 1968, was included on their 1969 record album "Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls", together with the full published text. The band stated that they spent a long time researching the material, and to their knowledge it was the first Black Mass published in any language.. The result was ecclectic, drawing chants and material from numerous sources, including medieval French miracle plays, such as Le Miracle de Théophile, in which one of the players sells their soul to the Devil. These chants were gleaned from books on witchcraft, popular in the 60s, notably Grillot de Givry's Witchcraft, Magic and Alchemy (originally published in France in 1929). Additionally, the recording, while using a couple of the Latin phrases the Church of Satan was already making popular, also added a substantial amount of church Latin, in the form of Gregorian chants sung by the band, to create the genuine effect of the Catholic Latin Mass being inverted and sung to Satan.
Soon after Coven created their Black Mass, the Church of Satan began creating their own Black Masses, two of which are available to the public. The first, created for the Church of Satan by Wayne West in 1970 and entitled "Missa Solemnis", was published in Michael Aquino's book The Church of Satan , and the second, entitled "Messe Noir", in Anton LaVey's 1972 book The Satanic Rituals.
All three of these early Black Masses (the one by Coven and the two by the Church of Satan) contain the Latin phrase "In nomine Domini Dei nostri Satanae Luciferi Excelsi", as well as the phrases "Rege Satanas" and "Ave Satanas" (which, incidently, are also the only three Latin phrases which appeared in the Church of Satan's 1968 recording, "The Satanic Mass"). Additionally, all three modify other Latin parts of the Roman Catholic Missal to make them into Satanic versions. The Church of Satan's two Black Masses also use the French text of the Black Mass in Huysmans' "Là-Bas" to a great extent. (West only uses the English translation, LaVey publishes also the original French). Thus, the Black Mass found in "The Satanic Rituals" is a combination of English, French, and Latin.
Finally, a writer using the pseudonym "Aubrey Melech" published, in 1986, a Black Mass entirely in Latin, entitled "Missa Niger". (This Black Mass is available on the Internet). Aubrey Melech's Black Mass contains almost exactly the same original Latin phrases as the Black Mass published by LaVey in "The Satanic Rituals". The difference is that the amount of Latin has now more than doubled, so that the entire Black Mass is in Latin.
LANGUAGE OF BLACK MASS
As mentioned above, the French sections that LaVey published were quotations from Huysmans' La Bas. As for the Latin of Melech and LaVey, it is based on the Roman Catholic Latin Missal, reworded so as to give it a Satanic meaning (eg. the Roman Mass starts "In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti", while LaVey's version, printed in the Satanic Rituals, starts "In nomine magni dei nostri Satanas"). There are a small amount of copyist and grammatical errors (for example, "dignum" from the Mass, is once incorrectly spelled "clignum", in the printed Satanic Rituals, a result of someone not copying correctly, and confusing the "d" with "cl". Another example, also appearing once, is "laefificat" instead of "laetificat". One of the more obvious grammatical errors is "ego vos benedictio", "I bless you", which should have been "ego vos benedico"). Another grammatical peculiarity, is that throughout his version of the Mass, LaVey does not decline the name Satanas, as is typically done in Latin if the endings are used, but uses only the one form of the word regardless of the case. Melech uses Satanus. "Satanas" as a name for Satan appears in some examples of Latin texts popularly associated with satanism and witchcraft, such as the middle age pact with the Devil supposedly written by Urbain Grandier. Both Black Masses end with the Latin expression "Ave, Satanas!", a reversal of a similar statement made by Jesus to Satan in the Latin Vulgate Bible, "Vade, Satanas!"
Bible itself says no one can stand against you if you r a true CHRISTIAN.