It is a useful viewpoint to see all of human civilization as a battlefield of black magicians. Down through the ages, opposing occult schools and orders have waged endless metaphysical battles – their magical conflicts often manifesting in terrible wars upon the material plane.
For more than a thousand years, Western civilization was dominated by the Catholic magocracy centered in Rome – an order of sorcerers who employed strange rituals of symbolic cannibalism, performed liturgies in a dead language, employed brutal violence to suppress heretics and used sophisticated memetic engineering to convert heathens and control societies. But the reign of the Roman sorcerers waned due to two great historical events: The Protestant Reformation led by Martin Luther, which would spark a brutal Thirty Years’ War and a reordering of power in Europe, and the dawn of the Enlightenment, which saw a new breed of rationalist philosophers and scientists become the ascendant magi in the Western world. These new Enlightenment cultists wielded reason, science and industry as their primary tools of power, and for the past several centuries they have been highly successful in spreading their potent brand of magic across the globe.
At around the same time that the Enlightenment was dawning, a new empire was being conceived by occultists across the English Channel in Britain. There, in the 16th century, magician-mathematician John Dee is said to have created the “British Empire” meme, and promoted an ideology of Anglocentric Christianity, British-Israelism and naval power as a means of dominating the world. The following centuries of British imperial expansion across the globe, which saw Britannia become an empire of unprecedented global reach, is a testament to the power of Dee’s vision, and a source of inspiration to the Dark Lords.
In the 18th century, the United States of America was born, the brainchild of Freemasons and Enlightenment cultists like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson. America’s founding fathers saw an opportunity to create a new kind of nation, one based on Enlightenment ideals of pragmatism, reason, capitalism and republicanism rather than monarchy, magical thinking, religion and tradition. The American revolution, and the French revolution which soon followed, would inspire the overthrow of the entire European feudal order during the 19th century, and sow global disruption throughout the 20th. America has had a brilliant run, but by now it is rather obvious to the Dark Lords that its magic has waned and its civilization has gone into terminal decline. They say the candle that burns twice as bright burns half as long, and for a nation that has burned as brightly as the U.S.A., it is not surprising that its candle has begun to flicker out after less than a century as world leader.
America’s rise to global dominance was made possible by perhaps the most dramatic manifestation of metaphysical warfare in world history. For World War II was really a cosmic war between opposing occult ideologies; on one side, you had the Anglo-Saxon, Jewish and Freemasonic descendents of John Dee and Benjamin Franklin, whose magic expressed itself in ideals like financial capitalism, liberalism and democracy. On the other side, you had the Axis sorcerers, whose pagan, theosophist, Shinto, Zen and Islamic sorcery manifested as fascism, holy war, theocracy and large scale occult power rituals. Truly, the world has never seen such an awesome contest of magical wills, and only the industrial might of the Allies and some good fortune (or some would say, divine providence) allowed them to escape the thousand year Reich of “dark lords” Hitler, Hirohito and their minions.
In the Near East, the Islamic sorcerers have reigned supreme for 1400 years, spreading their rituals of obeisance to moon god Allah, stone worship and obedience to the Quran to Europe, Africa, Asia and now the world. But the Islamic empire went into decline centuries ago, unable to compete with the might of the West’s technological wizardry, and has been bitterly trying to regain its lost glory ever since. In recent years, Muslim magic seems to have increased in potency and ambition, bringing revolutions in Iran and Egypt, the 9-11 attacks, global jihad, the “Islamic State,” and the prospect of a renewed war of civilizations that could result in World War III. It remains to be seen whether this new outbreak of Islamic will to power represents the rise of a new Caliphate, or the death throes of a dysfunctional and obsolete religion.
Meanwhile in China, the dragon has awakened and begun to shake the world. The metaphysical significance of this epochal event was hinted at by a Taoist sorcerer this way:
“A new era is now dawning for mankind. As the curtain opens on a new century, a new play with new performers is about to replace the one that is currently running on the world stage. After a period of fifteen hundred years, the order of power is about to change drastically. From now on, those who understand the principles of Chi, the vital energy of the universe, will rule the world. The future of any nation will soon be measured by the level of intelligence of its citizens and the strength of their Chi energy. Since the measure of a person’s intelligence is commensurate with the amount of Chi energy in his body, the knowledge needed to increase an individual’s internal power will soon be of paramount importance to all.” –Min Tzu, Chinese Taoist Sorcery
This is a beautiful statement of the Sith magical worldview; for we also believe that an individual’s Force power, and the collective Force power of organizations and nations, will be the true measure of power on this planet going forward. Nor do we dispute Min Tzu’s implication that China, with its vast population, growing ambitions, ancient traditions of celestial emperors, Taoist sorcery, “chi”-powered supermen and collective destiny, may soon become this planet’s leading empire.
There are many more examples of the role of magical cabals in building empires and new orders that I could discuss: From the lost beginnings of the Pharaohnic dynasty to the occult origins of the Third Reich; from the roots of classical civilization in the Greco-Roman mystery religions to the Zen-Shinto mysticism animating Imperial Japan; from the Tantric and Shamanic foundations of the Tibetan Lamacracy to the Kabalistic influence on the creation of modern Israel; much of history has been written by esoteric orders who harness the power of their magically-enhanced wills and imaginations to change the world.
In the Star Wars universe, the magical battlefield was simplified down to two opposing schools: the Jedi and the Sith. On our planet, the situation is considerably more complex and the antagonists have different names, but the essence of the struggle is the same. Jew vs. gentile, Muslim vs. infidel, Christian vs. pagan, Catholic vs. Protestant, atheist vs. believer, and all sides seeking the same prize: unlimited power. Darth Sidious said that “the Sith and the Jedi are similar in almost every way, including their quest for greater power,” and this is also true in our galaxy. For we, the Sith black magicians of this planet, understand that there are no good guys in these eternal cosmic struggles – only contests of wills to determine whose Force power is supreme, and whose visions of empire will be victorious. May it be our black magic that prevails, and brings a new dawn to this world!