Ritual - A brief analysis of the song

ghost ritual brief analysis

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This is an analysis of the song "Ritual" for these fans.
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The performance of rituals has prehistoric origins. The reasons most commonly found in history are these :

¬ To celebrate the hunting and harvesting
¬ Later, when the first human attributed the existence of nature and the world to " something greater than themselves " ( gods , ) rites were performed to " appease " his fury , or to "please " it.
Ritual is a way, a mean, constituted of formulas and procedures, which aims to change a reality – or many of them.
People always resort to any means to face something unknown. Since the use of a saint pendant on a chain around his neck to protect against all kinds of evil ( being the person religious or not ), or praying before entering or leaving home, or even making a sign when passing in front of a house of umbanda and Candomblé articles (“Umbanda” and “Candomblé” are Brazilian religions of African origins), the practices for blessings , well, we all have our " rituals "
The most popular method of rituals are those involving chants ,uses of prays, magickal formulas – here I use "ck" to differentiate it from the word “magic”, which is the illusion of magic - in a predetermined place. Such procedures and vestments are intended to evoke supernatural forces - made only by people already versed and authorized to carry out the rites .
The ritual may be performed to create a link between a thing of the past with the present. Much of the rituals are performed at night because it is believed that supernatural forces are close to darkness.
Excerpt of the song that refers to the analysis above:
"Tonight, we're summoned for a divine cause
Remembrance - No
But for their future loss”

The rituals could also include animal sacrifices - and even human ones. The history points out that the practice of human sacrifices are very old, and they occurred around the world.
The ways used for sacrifices were varied. It could be done by quartering, decapitation and many other ways.
To a general understanding, human sacrifices were aimed at the use of blood , because it was seen as a "vital and sacred energy" that kept the existence of the gods, for the full operation of the universe.
“This chapel of ritual
Smells of dead human sacrifices
From the altar...”

Intentions (energies) are used for the private benefit of those who perform them , or for the benefit of a group. As said before ,rites were held to commemorate the hunting and harvesting, and begging for the help of the "gods". In ancient times ,people resorted to rites as a defense against a hostile people.

Beduins and nomads
Carried through the times
Through pestilences and famines
These ancient scrolls of rhymes

As said before, rituals had the importance of ensuring the existence of the gods. Worship was a way" sub- existence" of the gods.
In this passage , there is a clear reference to Lucifer, as the "Fallen Angel .Then, one can understand that the song is about a ritual to raise Lucifer to the condition of a god - using a human sacrifice, probably someone who is an "enemy" - which probably promoted one´s “ fall".

"Our fallen angel vexed
Was banished from the sky
Recite now from the text
Pray for all to die"

Addendum: FOR THE LOVE of LUCIFER ,PLEASE UNDERSTAND IT AND CLARIFY THE NATIONS :
LUCIFER WAS NEVER A " FALLEN ANGEL " .
I recommend the reading of this link:
http://exegeseoriginal.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/lucifer-e-estrela-da-manha.html

I'll introduce again the excerpt that is related to that part of the song:
" St. Jerome, was not an expert in Greek, and as in many languages , some words have different meanings. In Isaiah 14, we see a prophecy against the King of Babylon, and as he was not an expert in Hebrew also , Saint Jerome translated this particular passage as the King of Babilonia being lucifer. In verse 12, we see a prophecy against a proud king who says
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of dawn ! How you were thrown to the earth,winner of the nations"
St. Jerome translated this passage from the Vulgate:
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of perdition! How were you thrown to theearth,winner of the nation"
The morning star, that is the planet Venus, was known for their brilliance and brightness, so it was called morning star. When St. Jerome made the translation, he understood that it came to something full of light, then used the Greek word lucifer. But if we read the whole chapter, we see that the prophecy of Isaiah 14 refers to a tyrant and proud king, not a being fallen from the sky."
The next excerpt of the song already refers to procreation. We pass through the death rite for a lust rite, which aims life. We also see in antiquity that victims forthe human sacrifice could be women. In the following excerpt ,it would be referred to a victim to breed - by logic, a woman. There are many films on the subject of choosing a woman to generate the "bastard". The film "Rosemary's Baby" is the most famous one in this regard.
In this case, there won´t have an evocation , but an "invocation" - a member selected invoke Lucifer. Lucifer, through this member, will copulate with the chosen victim – the woman to breed the bastard. It will be a rite watchedby the others, in order to strengthen the scope of the goal.

“This chapel of ritual
Smells of dead human sacrifices
From the altar bed
On this night of ritual
Invoking our master
To procreate the unholy bastard”

The following excerpt from the song is a “Satanic” version of the Christian (Satan - the opponent , the hostile) “the Lord´s Prayer”
"Nemesis" is the Greek goddess of vengeance. One of her duties was to punish the disobedientones . If this excerpt , it is just cursing the "children " coming of the pioneers who , in the name of "God", killed for the religion. And then by "calling" all who are not part of the cattle (guilty ones) to integrate the "ritual" .

The excerpt as follows:
"Our father
Who art in hell
Unhallowed be thy name
Cursed be the sons and daughters
Of thy Nemesis
Whom are to blame
Thy kingdom come
nema"

Tonight, we summoned for His unholy fiend
Now celebrate
The End

Hope to have helped.

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