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An interesting finding from the depths of history. The origins of so-called Spirit Cooking, the "bread and butter" of Marina Abramovic's VIP art performances, actually trace back to a Roman pagan cult that worshipped Antinous. James Alefantis's Instagram persona, Jimmy Comet, uses the boy-lover sacrificed by Roman politicians as his profile pic.
The 'Cult of Antinous' emerged in the 2nd century, before the rise of Christianity in Ancient Rome. In fact, it actually 'competed' with other religious sects for power in the Roman Empire, but what we know is that, at least during the reign of some the emperors, the cult that James Alefantis appears to referencing on his Instagram held sway over some of the most powerful Roman politicians in History.
Antinous was the underage boy-lover of Roman Emperor Hadrian, probably the famous statesman associated with a wall up until 2017. During his reign, they visited many parts of the empire together, and while in Egypt, Antinous drowned when he fell off a flotilla on the River Nile. Now what's interesting is that the cause of death has never been established, though some believed he was sacrificed, as was tradition to do to young boys as a fertility ritual at the time.
After his death, the philosopher Carpocrates and even Hadrian himself pushed Antinous as a mysterious cult figure. According to this history, "Carpocrates is the Patriarch of Libertinism, a Patron Saint of Homosexuality and a Divinized Mortal in the Religion of Antinous." The cult, worshipping the ill-fated boy,
had has two basic inspirations. The greek Dionysian cult and Jesus himself, who they saw as a mortal being who transcended mortality through his own will and vigor. One could not simply worship Jesus, but one had to "become" a God like him.
According the Wikipedia:
The followers of Carpocrates...believed that in order to leave this world, one's imprisoned eternal soul must pass through every possible condition of earthly life. Moreover, it is possible to do this within one lifetime. As a result, the Carpocratians did "all those things which we dare not either speak or hear of" so that when they died, they would not be compelled to incarnate again but would return to God.
This is elucidated through the theme of "cosmic consciousness" that many gnostic cults have explored, as in, they travel the various stages of existence as if they were a vessel traveling from planet to planet in a solar system. This, I believe, is the reason James Alefantis salvaged that old sign and called the bar "Comet" Ping Pong.
The history of the Carpocratians also outlines the homosexual element of the cult in greater detail.
Epiphanius describes that they celebrated lovefeasts where wives were exchanged, and that they held up their hands, smeared with semen and menstrual blood to the 365 Archons as a sign of sacrifice. The High Priests, called Levites, openly devoted themselves to homosexuality, abstaining from female contact, and having frequent sex among themselves, so as to not perpetuate human enslavement in the world.
That's not to say the Carpocratians didn't engage in black magic. In what is one of the strangest repetitions in history, the cult was accused of being both a supporter of Communism, Incest and Cannibalism, according to one religious history of the time (Page 275). So a cult that made its way to the top of the Roman Empire run by secret, gay high priests who engage in blood orgies and cannibalism appears to have made its way back to the highest seat of global power. And just like in Rome, it seems that the highest rooms of power in the world enjoy the presence of "magicians" like Marina Abramovic who perform THE EXACT SAME RITUALS. "Symbolically", of course.
And we know Marina is doing the same rituals because former politically-connected magician Aleister Crowley was the one who "revived" the Carpocratian rituals with his "Cake of Light" ceremonies (The Book "The Secret Teachers of the Western World" By Ronald Lachman also claims Crowley was inspired by Carpocrates).