Joseph Herrin (09-23-2012)
Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
Satan is an usurper. He seeks to claim for himself that role which belongs to Yahweh. We read of Satan’s first attempt at usurpation in the following passage from the prophet Isaiah.
You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’
In the words from the Lord’s prayer that are cited at the top of this post we see Yahshua, the Son of God, expressing the proper attitude for all who acknowledge Yahweh as the Creator and God of the universe. Christ taught His disciples to pray that the will of their heavenly Father would be done on the earth (or in the earth of our flesh) in the same way as it is accomplished by the holy angels in the heavens.
In imitation of Yahshua, Satan has taught his disciples a similar phrase. This phrase is “As above, so below.” This very common occult expression means many things to different people. Some relate it to the testimony of the stars above being reflected in the events on the earth. Some suggest that it means that god is like man, and man is like god. (Who they identify as god varies. Certainly some are identifying Satan/Lucifer as god.) In this writing I would also postulate that these words are an expression of Satan’s desire to establish his rule upon the earth as a reflection of his present rule among the fallen angels in the heavens.
Great Seal of Solomon
Eliphas Levi, born Alphonse Louis Constant, has had a great influence upon modern occult practice. He was a magician and writer of occult books. The image above that is referred to as the Great Seal of Solomon is attributed to Eliphas Levi. It can be understood as a symbolic illustration of the phrase “As above, so below.” We further see this expression given physical embodiment in the drawing of Baphomet.
You can see the name Eliphas Levi written at the bottom of this image which was published in his book Dogma and Ritual of High Magic in 1855. It is interesting to note that when the Knight’s Templars were arrested, their properties confiscated, and many of them burnt at the stake in the 1300s, one of the charges brought against them by King Philip IV of France was that the Knights Templars worshiped an idol named Baphomet. This name was traceable back to Mahomet, or Mohammed. You may note the double image of the crescent moon in the drawing of Baphomet above. Mohammed was the prophet of Allah, who was known as a lunar deity. The crescent moon figures prominently in Islam.
Baphomet has become associated with Satan, and no doubt Satan is the originator of all idols and false gods. Even the Bible associates goats with evil. Christ spoke a message regarding the day of judgment where the sheep were being separated from the goats. To the goats He will say:
“Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the aionian fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels…”
In the image of Baphomet we see the right hand pointing up, and the left hand pointing down, once again bringing to mind the expression “As above, so below.” What I would bring out in relation to this present study is that Satan is called the Prince of the Power of the Air in the Bible.
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins, in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
Satan has a spiritual kingdom of which he is the head. It is this kingdom Christ refers to in the following Scripture.
But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons…” But He knew their thoughts and said to them, “Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; and a house divided against itself falls. If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul.”
The Jews called Satan (Beelzebul) “the ruler of the demons.” Yet Satan has greater aspirations than to rule over demons. He seeks to rule over all mankind. That rule that he has in the heavenly realms he wishes to see brought to fulness as all mankind bows before him in open worship. Satan sought to accomplish this end by inducing the Son of God in the flesh to bow before him in worship.
Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory; and he said to Him, “All these things I will give You, if You fall down and worship me.”
Having failed in tempting Yahshua to worship him, Satan has not given up his quest. He is ever working toward the goal of getting all men to worship him. The book of Revelations reveals that he will achieve this goal among the mass of humanity at the end of the age.
And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast; they worshiped the dragon because he gave his authority to the beast…
Even as the demons worship Satan, and even as 1/3rd of the angels followed Satan in rebelling against Yawheh, so too does Satan seek to induce all mankind to follow and worship him. “As above, so below.”
It was shown earlier that the capital city of America is laid out with many occult symbols. We observed the Star of Mendes, another image of Satan as the goat headed god of this world, laid out in the streets of Washington, D.C.. The chin of the goat, representing the spirit of Satan, rests right upon the White House. If one were to overlay the image of Baphomet shown above onto the street grid of Washington, D.C., with the chin resting on the White House, they would find that the flame atop the torch would rest directly upon the House of the Temple, the headquarters of Freemasonry in North America. This Masonic building is precisely 13 blocks from the White House.
In 1832, the 100th anniversary of the birth of George Washington, Horatio Greenough was commissioned by the Congress to create a statue of Washington to be placed in the Capitol Rotunda. The marble statue attracted controversy as soon as it was unveiled in 1841. Greenough had modeled the body of Washington after the Roman god Zeus. He was bare chested, wearing a toga, and many thought it was indecent to display an image of Washington in this immodest condition.
George Washington Statue
What is striking is that Washington is posed similarly to Eliphas Levi’s drawing of Baphomet.
The statue was eventually removed from the Rotunda due to public outcry. It now sits in the Smithsonian Museum. One gets a sense of the meaning of Washington’s hand gestures as they consider where his statue was designed to be placed, and what was directly overhead in the Rotunda.
Apotheosis of Washington
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This painting on the inside of the Capitol Dome is called The Apotheosis of Washington. It shows George Washington ascending into the heavens to take his place alongside the gods of Rome. The word apotheosis means “elevation to a divine status.” This painting portrays one of the foremost teachings of Freemasonry. It is taught that as a man advances through the various degrees of Freemasonry that he is ascending toward godhood. The Freemasons often employ an image of a ladder ascending into heaven as a symbol of man’s progress toward deification.
As a man advances in the esoteric knowledge of Freemasonry, being trained in the Luciferian doctrines, he is ever striving toward a state of enlightenment. He is told that he can be a light upon the earth, having the key of wisdom, the secret to ascending to godhood. (Note the key hanging from the ladder in the image above.)
The message portrayed in the Rotunda Dome is that George Washington, as the first president of the new Masonic nation, himself being a lifelong Freemason, had attained to a state of godhood. If you look closely at the image of Washington in this painting, you can see that his pose mirrors that of the statue that was placed underneath.
George Washington – As Above, So Below
Note also the stars in the painting to the far left and right in the image above. Once again Satan is mimicking the promises of Yahweh.
“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”
Satan, the great deceiver, promises that he holds the key to mankind’s ascension to godhood. He pretends to have the secret knowledge whereby man might ascend to the heavens and rule as gods. He would invite men to devote themselves to the study of his Luciferian doctrines, and obedience to his rule.
It is not by coincidence that Mormon belief includes this same teaching. Mormons are taught that they can become gods of their own planets. They are exhorted to devote themselves to the Mormon church. To become a member of the Temple. To pass through various initiation rites. To adopt certain symbols that are plainly Masonic in origin, such as the Temple garments that faithful Mormons must wear under their clothes at all times.
The angled shapes on either breast of the garment signify the square and compass of Freemasonry. As the Republican Party has set forth Mitt Romney as their candidate for President of the United States, we see that things have not changed much at all since George Washington entered office in 1789.
In many ways, Washington, D.C. is a Luciferian message board. It is declaring on earth what Satan is seeking to bring about. He would set his throne beside the throne of God and be worshiped by angels and men. The layout of the city gives testimony to the fact that Satan is the one who rules over the affairs of men. His chin is resting upon the White House, the building where the most powerful political figure in the world is seated and conducts the affairs of this nation, and many others.
In the various reflecting pools throughout this nation we see an expression of the Luciferian motto “As above, so below.” The image at the very top of this post shows the Washington Monument mirrored in the reflecting pool. These things were built with great thought and purpose. They are showpieces to Masonic/Luciferian doctrine. Once again we have the promise of Satan that men can become as gods if they will seek after the wisdom he can give to them. In the image in the water we also see reflected Satan’s heavenly kingdom. Satan has been working steadily toward that day when his kingdom will include the worship and fealty of all mankind. All the nations will worship the dragon.
This testimony was expressed by numerous means as the nation was being formed. You will recall in a numerous post that at the Masonic cornerstone laying ceremonies and other key events in the history of America, the Dragon’s Head, a node of the moon, was prominently featured astrologically. In the heavens we also find the constellation Draco, the Dragon. This constellation represents Satan, the adversary of the people of God.
This is actually a poor depiction, for as I have shared in other writings, Ursa Minor, also known as the Little Bear, was in ancient times known as the Lesser Sheepfold. Ursa Major, was similarly referenced as the Greater Sheepfold. These two constellations represent the people of God, Israel and the Church. Note the proximity of the Dragon to those stars representing the people of God.
This image of Draco, as is true of most depictions of this constellation, looks more like a serpent than a dragon. Dragons are actually nothing more than winged, flying serpents. In the Garden of Eden we read of the serpent’s encounter with Eve. He is figured as being in the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, tempting her to eat. When Yahweh pronounces judgment on the serpent, we are told that the serpent is cursed from that day forward to go forth on its belly, eating the dust of the earth.
What we learn from this is that the serpent did not previously go forth on its belly. This was its condition AFTER Yahweh judged the serpent. How then did it travel before it was cursed? I see only one appropriate answer. The serpent was winged, and it flew. Satan is called both “the dragon,” and “the serpent of old” (Revelation 12:9, 20:2). In one form he is a serpent, and in the other he is a flying serpent.
Unknown to many people, the first emblem of America as a nation was not an eagle, it was a serpent. The very first political cartoon published in a newspaper in America is attributed to Benjamin Franklin.
This cartoon, published in 1754 during the French and Indian War, gained great popularity among those colonialists who desired their own identity separate from England. Images have a powerful way of uniting people together. In 1774, Freemason Paul Revere used this image in his publications, and in 1775 Benjamin Frankin wrote an article in which he suggested that the serpent was a fitting symbol of the American “spirit.” Yes, indeed!
“I recollected that her eye excelled in brightness, that of any other animal, and that she has no eye-lids—She may therefore be esteemed an emblem of vigilance.—She never begins an attack, nor, when once engaged, ever surrenders: She is therefore an emblem of magnanimity and true courage.—As if anxious to prevent all pretensions of quarreling with her, the weapons with which nature has furnished her, she conceals in the roof of her mouth, so that, to those who are unacquainted with her, she appears to be a most defenseless animal; and even when those weapons are shewn and extended for her defense, they appear weak and contemptible; but their wounds however small, are decisive and fatal:—Conscious of this, she never wounds till she has generously given notice, even to her enemy, and cautioned him against the danger of stepping on her.—Was I wrong, Sir, in thinking this a strong picture of the temper and conduct of America?”
Does it not seem fitting that the man who was a member of the Hellfire Club should choose a serpent as the emblem of America, and that Paul Revere who frequented the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston, the headquarters of the American Revolution, should also adopt this symbol? We need not guess who is the ultimate author of both the Hellfire Club and Freemasonry. It is none other than the dragon and serpent of old.
When the United States formed a navy in 1775 to intercept British ships, the first flag flown from the fleet was known as the Gadsden Flag, named after Christopher Gadsden, a member of the Continental Congress from South Carolina. The flag featured a yellow background with a coiled rattlesnake in the center. On the serpent’s tail were thirteen rattles.
This flag was soon afterwards modified and became one of the first official flags of America, before the stars and stripes. In the following form it was, and still is, called the First Navy Jack.
This flag continues to be flown from the oldest ship in the United States Navy. At the time of this writing, it is being flown from the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.
What I would point out in all of this is that there is a very discernible link between the “influences of the heavens,” as David Ovason refers to in The Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capital, and the nation that is called the United States of America. The same symbol in the heavens that represents “the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan,” was adopted by the men who under his guidance and inspiration were the founding fathers of America.
This is important to know, for as the book of Genesis reveals, “the serpent was more cunning than any other beast of the field.” These words describe the policy by which America’s government has operated since her inception. This is the manner in which the government guides and directs the citizens of her own nation. She practices cunning and deception. This will become more obvious as this present series develops.
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