The Ideas of Witchcraft that Shaped The Beliefs of Copernicus, Newton, Galileo and their Magical Theories

I want to talk to you about the magical world of the occultist who formed our understanding of the Cosmos: Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Galileo, Kepler,  and the rest.   Galileo is quoted as saying that where our senses fail us, reason steps in.   However, Galileo made astrological charts for rich people!   It seems, throughout history, scientific geniuses such as Galileo,  Newton, and others have believed in completely fantastical things.   From astrology, alchemy, to straight-up magic and witchcraft, they have not only practiced but have incorporated them into all of their wildly popular theories of modernity.  For example, the theory of gravity was drawn from a magical principal called, the magic (law) of attraction.  Witches believe that magic is a way of attracting lovers, bringing luck, banishing evil spirits, fortune and more. According to one witch, “Magic is something we use to help us get what we want or need.”  These bizarre ideas seemed very valid to many of these so-called men of science; however, we have the benefit of hindsight today.  We know that scientific principles should come from rationality and observations that can be tested and repeated.  The Big Bang, Gravity forming the Universe, and the ever-expanding universe, are all ideas that cannot be observed or repeated. They are merely theories formed from the compromised minds of men who were heavily influenced by occult doctrines. 

Galileo (1564-1642) is held up as the paragon of rationality.   He advocated a Heliocentric cosmos, the idea that the Sun, not the earth, is at the center of the Universe.   This, of course, was an idea that was rejected by the early church because of the Genesis account; however, Galileo was determined to convert all Christians to this new view of God’s creation.  It is from this observation the Jude writes, “For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ” (Jude, 1:4).
Galileo was somewhat of a fortune teller.  Although history records that Galileo did not believe in astrology, he nonetheless, practiced it, conducting readings for wealthy clients.   This is quite unscientific for a so-called man of rationality science, however, the truth is revealed in the light of a man’s actions.  Galileo taught many medical students the art of reading astrological charts as well and based their success as doctors on their understanding of astrology.  
Galileo wasn’t alone in keeping up on his signs his contemporaries, Kepler conducted his own astrology studies.  I‘m sure it’s surprising to know that many of these men, who were the founders of science were involved in occult practices because we only know them in the context of mathematics and rationality.   However, Isaac Newton,(1642 -1726) the founder of gravity and theories of motion, was also so what of a magician.   John Maynard called Isaac Newton the last of the great magicians.    Newton spent half his life obsessed with alchemy.  Alchemy was a transformative magic.
Newton had hopes of using this magic to change metals into gold.   In 1700, he was made the Master over the Royal Mint.  In his new position, he tried repeatedly to use magic to divine metals into gold.  He failed.   Could men so heavily involved in the occult be trusted to assimilate theories about the true nature of the world in which we live?     Robert Boyle is considered the father of chemistry, yet,  he too dabbled in alchemy magic.  He was so committed to the alchemy cause that he fought to make alchemy legal.  He was unsuccessful because alchemy was considered witchcraft. 
 Tycho Brahe, (1546-1601) Newton and Galileo were also interested in the stars, astrology, and magic. Tycho Brahe created his own model of the universe.  He had cataloged more than a 1000 stars.  He also convinced everyone he was a sorcerer.   He did all of this from so from his own private sorcerers Island.  Tycho Brahe was fantastically wealthy.  He built multiple observatories and had a squad of astronomical assistants.   Tycho used many tricks to make himself appear to have magical powers.  One author stated that he created and used tiny robots to convince the locals that he was a sorcerer.  However, he is the man who we credit for creating one of the first conceptual drawings of our universe.  This was the same man who had his nose partly sliced off in a duel and got his pet moose drunk at parties.    Even though Brahe was a depraved man of the occult who thoughts were guided by sensuality and hedonism, Brahe is wildly popular and still respected as a founder of science. 
In the western world many grew up in an educational system, which, for the most part, has regarded the development of science and knowledge as largely the product of some vague concept of
Judeo-Christian belief system.   This generic idea, that it is the Christianized nations of Europe and
their colonial offshoots which, because they had a theistic foundation which taught, that a rational creator made the world in an orderly way; enjoyed an intellectual climate most preferable to
scientific study and development.   Such a climate produce great scientific minds (or so-called scientific minds) like Isaac Newton, Galileo, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, etc.
In other words, all of the geniuses we learned about in school.   However, this worldview does not
hold up to a decent scrutiny of history.  Instead, these men often were just the opposite.  Rather than to base their scientific discoveries in rational observation, they often turned towards the occult metaphysical world for answers.   Surprisingly, however, it seems that Christians within our modern day culture were the last to know; preferring to cling to the mythology about the Christian roots of science because it plays such a large role in their current approach to Christian apologetics. Notwithstanding, in subjects such as creationism, where so many geologists and astronomers turn to in hopes of vindicating the Genesis account, Christians completely swallow the bait of modern human secularism.  However, if such Christians were willing to lay down their rose-colored glasses, and give up their slanted views of scientific history in Europe America and the West, they would see
that real science is really based in alchemy and the Kabbalah.  In fact, most theoretical science traces back to the occult mystic schools, rooted in what they prefer to be a religion rather than science
Another concern that us Christians ought to have with respect to the roots of theoretical and cosmological science is its ties to hermetic philosophy.   Towards the beginning of what we now know as the Renaissance in Europe.   The Europeans interest in the historical figure of Hermes Trismegistus sheds an incredible amount of light on how ancient esoteric teachings penetrated Europe and gave rise to the period known as the Renaissance of enlightenment; and finally the scientific and industrial revolution.   It is rather astounding to learn just how highly regarded the figure of Hermes
Trismegistus was.   In the European Renaissance, he was considered by scholars (even st. Thomas Aquinas) to be just as literal a figure in history-but pagan Egyptian history – as Moses of the Hebrew scriptures.  In fact, some regarded him to have the same status as Abraham.   So here we have a figure in history, Hermes Trismegistus, a pagan magician from antiquity, who somehow comes to receive incredible favored treatment by European Christian theologians and scholars alongside
Europeans who of course much more deeply attracted to the occult elements of this tradition.   And so in the 15th century, we have Italian scholars in Catholic priests Marsilio Ficino, who had been commissioned by a wealthy Medici family to translate the works of Plato; yet, when the Medici family suddenly came into possession of the Greek manuscript said to be the writings of the Magnificent Hermes, Ficino was ordered to hold his work on Plato and translate the hermetic text with utmost priority.   The result was the work known thereafter as Corpus Hermeticum.  This had far a far-reaching effect on Renaissance thinking.   It was this work along with the Kabbala that had the greatest impact on the thinking of Copernicus.   Moreover, while Corpus Hermeticum contained a fair amount of more philosophical ideological content,  it also contained descriptions of outright rituals, such as how to summon astral energy from above and animate stone idols.  Needless to say, it was quite deserving of the categorization of witchcraft.    
Another prominent figure, with the rise of Copernicanism whose hermetic influence have been thoroughly documented and well-known, is Giovanni Bruno, who first proposed that the Stars are distant Suns.   According to historians, he was burned at the stake for his beliefs.
Copernicus himself referred to Hermes in a quote about the Sun.   “In the middle of all, sits the Sun, enthroned in the most beautiful temple. Could we place the luminary in any better position from
which he can illuminate the whole at once?  He is rightly called the lamp, the mind, the ruler of the universe, the visible God…  The all-seeing…  So the Sun sits as upon a royal throne ruling his children the planets which circle around him.  Clearly, these men, Copernicus, Isaac Newton, and others were heavily influenced by the occult teachings of this man/sorcerer.
Exodus chapter 22:18 tells us do not allow a sorcerer or a witch to live, but we have allowed them to hijack and warp the very perception that we have about the world. 
 Sorcery uses spells divination and speaking to spirits and is clearly taught against in the Bible.
 For example,  2nd Chronicles chapter 33:6, King Mannaseh is condemned for his many evil practices including sorcery, and his burning of his sons as an offering to the Valley of Hinnon.   God condemns him for practicing sorcery.   The Apostle Paul lists sorcery as one of the sinful practices that marked the lives of unbelievers:  “Now the works of the flesh are evident sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, and strife, all of these, I warn you as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”  Galatians chapter 5:19-21, translates the word sorcery as for pharmakia, where we get our word pharmacy.   In Paul’s day, the word primarily meant dealing in poison or drug use or even alchemy, amulets, charms, and conjuring the power of the occult.   Isaac Newton, Tycho Bray and other so called scientists were quite taken with the occult.  These are the same men who helped to shape our schools and doctrines about the nature of our world.  We would not believe that our world is spinning and was formed by gravity, had we not had their theories to lean on.  However, can we really trust our educational system to the doctrines of these men of magic?   
It is no question that NASA is practicing deception.  The 1969 moon landing was very suspicious.  NASA has also been shown as a very deceptive organization.  Most of what they give us concerning the nature of the cosmos is computer generated.   Ironically, the very word NASA itself means to
deceive.  Indeed, Strong’s defines this word as: Strong’s # 5377 – naw-shaw’; a primitive root; to lead astray, i.e. (mentally) to delude, or (morally) to seduce:—beguile, deceive, ×greatly, × utterly.
So the occultist have been the ones to lead us into this new brave world of science, and most of the science that they have done is still very questionable. NASA uses CGI to make us believe that the earth is a globe.  Evolution is impossible to prove.  Gravity cannot be explained.  We’ve never been past 7 miles deep in the earth, yet we say that the earth has a core 4000 miles beneath the earth.
Could all of our foundational beliefs be false, and centered in the occult beliefs of a few men who we thought were scientists, but instead were sorcerers?  We may never know until we reach heaven.  However, all of the evidence points to the conclusion that the real inspiration behind these men of science was not the Holy Spirit.