And the fifth Angel (Samael) sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.
Since the year 1950, a gigantic world has been approaching our planet Earth. This star has already fallen over the planet Earth, and to this star was given the key to the bottomless pit.
What we want to say with this is that the electro-magnetic waves of this gigantic star have already touched the axis of the Earth.
The key to the bottomless pit was given to this gigantic world.
The inferior animal psyche of this gigantic planetary bolder acts upon this terrestrial humanity by sucking, absorbing, attracting all of those billions of souls who do not have the sign of God on their foreheads.
This star acts from the bottom of the abyss, attracting billions of human beings.
The key to the bottomless pit was given to this star. Since the year 1950, billions of human souls have been entering into the abyss. The bottomless pit (the abyss) has been opened since the year 1950.
The symbol of that star is the radiant cross! When the sheep become separated from the goats, then the cross of the Redeemer will triumph.
This gigantic world will be visible for the whole world within a few years.
This star “opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.”
And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth; and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.
And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.
The locusts that come out of the smoke of the abyss are human demons, the psychological “I” of each human being. These human demons are the vultures of war, those potentates of gold and silver, the merchants of souls and bodies, perfumes and riches, as well as the lords of politics, the great diplomats, the materialistic scientists, the lords of the atomic bomb and of the hydrogen bomb, etc.
These human demons, with or without physical bodies, torment each other in the cities and within the abyss. “And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.”
The number five is the number of rigor and of the Law, it is also the number of Mars and of war. Therefore, the two words “five months” are symbolic.
Presently, we are in the days of great affliction. Woe to the dwellers of the Earth, since the times of the end have arrived!
And in those days (these present days) shall men seek death (within the abyss), and shall find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Life within the abyss is the same as this life which we have in the physical plane, but it is millions of times more horrible, more tenebrous, more materialistic, and more dense.
The human beings live within the abyss with their Astral Bodies. They torment each other and desire to die, but death flees from them.
Urban life in its entirety becomes millions of times more gross and terribly materialistic when it is transplanted into the abyss. Therefore, the human beings desire to die, but death flees from them.
And the shape of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.
Lo and behold, the psychological “I” of each human being: the vultures of war, the heads of states, the sly diplomats, the great generals.
And they had hair as the hair of women (filled with false sweetness and refined hypocrisy), and their teeth were as the teeth of lions.
And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings (airplanes) was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle.
And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails (powerful armies which are armed with stings, atomic bombs, tele-electronically directed rockets, hydrogen bombs, etc.); and their power was to hurt men five months. (Thus, this is how all nations will pay their karmic debts.)
Thus, this is how the civil and military heads of states of the whole world, those diplomatic gentlemen, the great ones of the Earth, have “tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails.”
Lo and behold the great military forces of the East and West, the military power, the heads of states, the great generals, the great diplomats, the powerful men of the Earth in this twentieth century, in this day and age.
And they had a king over them, which is the Angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abbadon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
One woe is past; and behold, there come two woes more hereafter.
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