Who We Are

Vestiges of Christianity is a news blog maintained under the direction of Bishop Bryan D. Ouellette, Ph.D., SOSM. Our goal is to reconcile ancient Christian theology with contemporary orthodox Christian practices and understandings. Our praxis carries with it a strong eastern liturgical focus while maintaining a freedom of spirituality that is true to ancient Christian ideology. We welcome anyone who desires to discover gnosis through the expression of early Christianity. We use the word "gnosis" with the intention to reflect its original meaning of soteriological knowledge, mystical wisdom and spiritual realization. While we encourage a working philosophical comprehension of Classical Gnosticism from antiquity, we are not a Gnostic or reconstructionist church. Our theology is orthodox, our approach, furthermore, is mystically liberating.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Is Occult Practice, Magick, and Divination Evil?

Last time, Bishop Bryan discussed the Levitical prohibition against tattoos and offered a stern warning to those who chose to have one. In this episode, Bishop Bryan elaborates further on Leviticus 19:26-31

"26‘You shall not eat anything with the blood, nor practice divination or soothsaying. 27‘You shall not round off the side-growth of your heads nor harm the edges of your beard. 28‘You shall not make any cuts in your body for the dead nor make any tattoo marks on yourselves: I am the LORD. 29‘Do not profane your daughter by making her a harlot, so that the land will not fall to harlotry and the land become full of lewdness. 30‘You shall keep My sabbaths and revere My sanctuary; I am the LORD. 31‘Do not turn to mediums or spiritists; do not seek them out to be defiled by them. I am the LORD your God."

Is divination evil? What was meant by "defilement" when it pertains to seeking the assistance of a medium or spiritist? If tattoos are so dangerous, wouldn't tarot cards be just as harmful? These subjects and more today on Vestiges of Christianity!

(Please note: Times and dates of shows subject to change)

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The Mark of the Beast: 666, Sigils, and Tattoos

Harmless popular body art or hidden sorcery? Bishop Bryan Ouellette will discuss the esoteric implications and consequences of tattoos. Leviticus 19:28 specifically prohibits the acquiring of a tattoo under Jewish law. Was this prohibition just an antiquated Old Testament rule or was there a deeper, esoteric reason behind it? And what of the "Mark of the Beast" discussed in Revelation 13:16? Is this related to Leviticus 19? Find out today on Vestiges of Christianity!