The House of Judgment of the Kepha High Priests on Crete

Kepha (Kefa, Kepha, Cepha, Hepha) was the city where the Lord Jesus was judged by the Doctors of the Law of Israel ie: The Priesthood of Kepha and condemned to death. In the Scripture, the city of Kepha was said to be separated from the city known as Acco, or Ptolemais, by a large and beautiful harbor. To travel by sea from Acco to Kepha was approximately fifteen miles but by land the distance is double.

The word Kepha means “the head,” but also denote esoterically in religion as, “Ruler, Lord or a Cornerstone (Masonic), uniting two walls.” There are many alternate spellings of the word such as Cepha, Cephas, and most commonly in Scripture as ‘Caiphas.’

You will find many priests at this time who had taken the name of Kephas, Cephas and or Caiphas. For example, as I explained in my article, Simon (Saint Peter): Kepha of the Church and The Kepha (Head Priest) Holds the Keys to Heaven and Hell, Simon AKA Saint Peter is given a special “code name” by Jesus when he says, “Thou art Shemeun, (Simon,) the son of Jona (John): thou shalt be called Kepha.” (John 1:42)

Kepha AKA Simon (Saint Peter) was succeeded by five sons and this son-in-law (Jos., “Ant.,” 18, 2, If.; 20, 9, 1.) The family were all Sadducees (Jos., Talmud), and were especially adversarial to the Pharisees. Crete and the name of “Kephala” connect to the biblical history of the High Priests of Isreal known as the Kepha, Simon (Saint Peter) who was also known as “Simon Kephas” and Jesus who was a “member of this Brotherhood.”

According to Josephus, he was also called Caiaphas” and was made high priest (18–36 C.E.) at the time of Jesus’ activity and crucifixion by the Procurator Valerius Gratus (18 A.D.) and that he was removed by the Procurator Vitellius (36 A.D.). His successor was “Jonathan the son of Ananus,”(Annas of the NT) (Antiq. XVIII. ii. 2; iv. 3) .

Historical sources prove the influential priestly background of Joseph Caiaphas who was the son-in-law of Anan – son of Seth, a powerful and important priestly family in Jerusalem (John 18:13); the Mishnah (Par. 3:5) speaks of a high priest named Elioeneiai (*Elionaeus) ha-Kayyaf (ha-Kof), who some say may have been a son of Joseph Caiaphas.

Please keep in mind that Joseph Caiaphas is the same person we know as the Roman-Jewish Historian, Josephus AKA Titus Flavius Josephus born Yosef ben Matityahu who initially fought against the Romans during the First Jewish–Roman War as head of Jewish forces in Galilee.

Therefore, we can say that the Caiphas High Priest and his Brethren of Israel were the true the Doctors of the Law at the time. These hereditary High Priests and Doctors of the Law had ruled from what is known biblically as the “Palace or House/Hall of Kephas (Caiphas).” This was the place where the High Priest of Israel resided, and it was here that Jesus was tried by the Sanhedrin.

An important to note that Simon Kepha – AKA Saint Peter had denied Jesus in one of the courts of the Palace or House of Kephas which was the exact place as mentioned by St. Mark as the two cock-crowings (chap. xiv. 72), thus increasing the guilt of Peter’s denial.

As I had written in a previous article, The Kepha (Head Priest) Holds the Keys to Heaven and Hell, this location has been verified by science and history given the fact that on the ancient Holy Island of Crete sits the Temple of Knossos (AKA Gnosis) at the bottom of a hill that was once called “Kephala.” (AKA Kephala tou Tselevi)

This is also the exact location where archeologists have found “Kephala Tholos Tomb”, which sits north of the palace of Knossos. This was where King Kephalos (Cephalus) of Crete had ruled over the “Villages of Kephalos,” from the steep and lofty headland of Kephalos.

I would like to point out that this name of Kephala tou Tselevi is also an Apocalyptic clue to the historical and biblical origins of these hereditary Israelite High Priests and Doctors of the Law.

The name Kephala means Head, tou may signify king but in the Hebrew/Modern Phoenician, the equivalent is ta’ah which mostly means “deceived, leads them astray, leads to ruin, misled and or went astray.” We find the meaning of Tselevi points to the name of their biblical priesthood – The Levites which corresponds to the “specific roles and legal rites” they were given by Rome under the rules of both Julius and Agustus Caesars.

This is precisely why in the Scripture, the headland or hill of Kephalos was also known as the Mount of Tombs and is called by the Christians,  “The Hill of Evil Counsel.” The place where it is said that the princes, priests, scribes and the elders of the law had conspired to arrest Jesus. As it is said in Matthew 26:3-5,  “that by subtlety they might apprehend Jesus“, was held in the house of Caiphas.

The Tosefta which is said to be a compilation of the Jewish oral law mentions the House of Kaipha (AKA the Judgment Hall of Caiaphas) as a high-priestly family.(Yev. 1:10) The hill south of Jerusalem where this house is said by tradition to have stood is called the “Hill of Evil Counsel”.

This is why I believe that it was also called Kephala tou Tselevi for these were the same Levite priests who were the first High Priest of the Israelites with Aaron and his brother Moses who could be called the founders of the Levite Priesthood. Joseph was both a Levite Prince and the High Priest with the Coat of Many Colors.

Saint Peter (Kephas): The first Pope was married

In the Greek New Testament, the Apostle Paul spoke of the married brothers of the Lord and the married Kephas (Saint Peter/Simon & His Desciples).

Paul speaks of having not the “same power” as the Lord and Simon when he proclaims, “Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?” (Greek: μὴ οὐκ ἔχομεν ἐξουσίαν ἀδελφὴν γυναῖκα περιάγειν, ὡς καὶ οἱ λοιποὶ ἀπόστολοι καὶ οἱ ἀδελφοὶ τοῦ Κυρίου καὶ Κηφᾶς – 1 Corinthians 9:5)

When the Apostle Paul speaks the Greek word εξουσιαν, it implies power and a right, that he and all other apostles, had a legal right to marry.

Paul speaking like a Gnostic, or who we can call a perfect Christian, says, “εσθιει, και πινει, και γαμει – εικονας εχει τους Αποστολους, He eats, and drinks, and marries – having the apostles for his example. Vid. Clem. Alex. Strom., lib. vii., c. 12.

The only married Apostles that we have direct evidence on good authority are Peter and Philip (Papias in Eus. H.E. iii. 39):

For example, it is certain Simon, Saint Peter AKA Kephas (Cephas) – the first Pope had a wife; see Matthew 8:14:

Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! As you have believed, so will it be done for you.” And his servant was healed at that very hour. When Jesus arrived at Peter’s house, He saw Peter’s mother-in-law sick in bed with a fever. He touched her hand, and the fever left her, and she got up and began to serve them.”

It also appears that the Lord’s brethren, James and Jude were married.

Paul speaks of the married brothers of Jesus and the oldest gospel, Mark, mentions James, Joses, Judas and Simon as his brothers and besides sisters (Mark vi. 3).

This was the time when Paul was evangelizing to the many Gnostic schools in Corinth which I know to be on Crete, who some of the disciples there declared, “I follow Paul”; another, “I follow Apollos”; another, “I follow Kephas”; still another, “I follow Christ.” (1 Corinthians 1:12)

The passages above indicate a select inner circle of men who were the “brethren of the Lord,” and the flesh-and-blood kinsmen of the man Jesus and some of these brethren continued in different schools or ministries.

The facts are that if we are to interpret these meanings truthfully, we will concur that “the Lord’s brethren” – The Apostles were either married men or had the legal right to marry.

And Saint Peter, the Prince (Son of a Monarch) of the Apostles First Pope was also married, yet was an apostle of Christ.

This is Christian Truth.

The Kepha (Head Priest) Holds the Keys to Heaven and Hell

On the ancient Holy Island of Crete sits the Temple of Knossos (AKA Gnosis) at the bottom of a hill that was once called “Kephala” (Kephala tou Tselevi). It sits on the western bank of the Krateros river to the south of the modern city of Heraklion, also known as Iraklio.

It is said that this location was chosen by ancient settlers for the site of the Palace of Knossos; the footprint of the Neolithic settlement at Kephala Hill was actually larger than the Bronze Age Palace of Knossos. This was the true first “Ancient City of Gnosis.”

We can find evidence of these facts encoded into the royal mythology of Ancient Crete with the story of King Kephalos (Cephalus) of Crete and Thorikos who was one of the twelve towns of the Synoekismos of Theseus. Kephalos is said to have come to Athens, married the princess Prokris, accidentally killed her, and was exiled from Athens (Mussies 1986: 44). The king is said to rule over the “villages of Kephalos,” from the steep and lofty headland of Kephalos.

Coincidentally, the discovery of what we know today as the “Kephala Tholos Tomb”, north of the palace of Knossos, proves that this mythology is based on true history as always was the case as it is in the Scripture which the two go hand and hand wherever the priesthood had travelled.

This royal tomb was found some 300 meters to the east-northeast from the Kephala hill. It came to light during what are described as “cleaning operations of the olive grove” by a small bulldozer, which resulted in the what they had called the removal of the “key of the tholos.”

Due to the circumstances of the discovery and the urgent need for protection of the site, the investigation started from the chamber, and the excavation team had to enter from the hole of the key. Escavations were eventually carried out in 1998 by the Greek Ministry of Culture under the direction of Theodoros Eliopoulos.

More evidence of the Cretan people known as the ‘Kepha’ is found mentioned in the Ancient Egyptian texts in conjunction with Crete which was called Keftiu and the same peoples who appear in the history and monuments of Egypt under the various names with one being “Kepha.”

The Ancient Egyptian, Ka is usually translated as ‘double’, because it represents a person’s double or what we can call their higher self. It also means spirit or spirit of the blood. Hence, a vessel in our bodies that carries our Ka (Spirit), is called a blood canal (Ka’nal).

The Ka Priests of Kepha – Holy Protectors of the Lord

In Ancient Egypt, the divine ka’s (Divine Angels and Good Demons) had served as guardians of Osiris who was often called the Ka of the Pyramids. In Ancient Greece, the divine Ka’s served as guardians of Zeus, the soul of this world.

These same said Ka’s – AKA guardians of Zeus and Osiris we find in Crete under a plethora of pseudo-names such as the Telchnines  (Telknines, Telkhis, Telegonus, or Greek, Τελχῖνες) and Curetes who are placed has the Royal Guardiasn of the God Zeus.  Strabo had written, that these are the names of the various groups of daimones or demons known as the Curetes (Kuretes), Corybantes, Dactyls, Cabiri, and Telchines which are names that are often used interchangeably with one another.

As I explained in my article, Simon (Saint Peter): Kepha of the Church, the word Kepha is derived from the Greek words “kepha, kephas and or kephalé,” which mean, “the head,” but also denote esoterically in religion as, “Ruler, Lord or a Cornerstone (Masonic), uniting two walls.” It is my belief that the original true story of Simon can be traced back to the ancient priesthood of the Holy Island of Crete and the City of Knossos (Gnosis).

Let me add that Simon was a fisherman and the great symbol of the Christians is a fish. The kephale (cephus, sefus) is a genus of the Cod-fishes, Cadidae, in which the head is remarkably large, depressed, and broad. Coincidentally, Crete was also once called by the Europeans – ‘Candia.’

Modern Evidence of the Villages of Kephalos

To this very day, you will find evidence of the Kepha like on Crete in Chania at a place called Kefali (Kephali). It is a small village with many old important Church sites with ancient frescoes such as Jesus and the washing of feet, fresco in the Byzantine church of Agios Athanasios or the Frescoes with Christ dead in Church of Metamorphosis tou Sotiros.

Kefali is located on the eastern side of Mount Elias, 60 km south west of Chania Town at a high altitude of 460 meters above the sea. The coastal road near Kefali to said to be one of Crete’s most beautiful and the mountainous village is surrounded by a beautiful verdant landscape and one of the nine villages, and close to the villages of Kissamos- Kaloudiana- Topolia- Elos- Kefali.

You will also find on Crete, Koukou Kefali, in English – Cuckoos Head (Rooster’s Head). It is located to the South-East of the village of Ano Zakro. There are “secret ancient ruins” here that were excavated as part of Arthur Evan’s so-called Minoan excavations and is called the Minoan villa “Tou Koukou to Kephali.”

Could these real life villages actually be scientific evidence of what is considered the “Villages of Kephalos,” from the steep and lofty headland of Kephalos?

This is an Apocalyptic possibility given the fact that there have been massive excavations done here and apparent secret political powers jockeying for control of these ancient holy sites. For example, what is titled, The Kastro Kallithea Archaeological Project: the 2016 study season – Schliemann at Knossos, this battle for the hill called Kephala tou Tselevi is detailed. Something tells me there is much more to this Biblical story…

The Canadian Institute in Greece reports:

The hill called Kephala tou Tselevi on the western bank of the Krateros river to the south of the city of Candia (modern Herakleio) on the island of Crete has come to be known world-wide as Knossos. Here at the beginning of the 20th century Arthur Evans began the excavations of a massive structure and portions of the surrounding settlement that we know today as the Palace of Minos.

Evans was not the first to excavate here,

however. Minos Kalokairinos (1843-1907), an olive merchant and antiquities collector from Candia, initiated the first test trenches on the hill for three weeks in December, 1878. He uncovered a portion of the West Magazines with their storage jars (pithoiin situ and reached as far as the Throne Room. Given the political sensitivities of the time, as Crete was still under Ottoman rule, the Christian General Administrator of Crete, Fotiades Pashas, decided in 1879 that the excavations should stop. In 1880 he also refused the request of the French School in Athens to continue the excavations for the same reasons. Heinrich Schliemann of Troy and Mycenae fame entered the picture in 1886 seeking to dig at Knossos as well.

Evans did not arrive on the scene until 1894.”

The conclude, “What happened to deny Schliemann access to Knossos?”

One last note in regards to the place called Koukou Kefal Cuckoos Head (Rooster’s Head), as I mentioned in my article, Why Saint Peter is called Satan by Jesus, there is a peculiar reference to the rooster (Cock or Cuckoo) in Simon’s denial which takes us to Peter at Caesarea where he is preparing for a discussion with Simon Magus where there is a symbolic reference to Gnosis with the “rising at the first cock-crowing.”

Also, in the “Palace of Caiaphas” Peter renounces his Master three times, and as the cock crows thrice at his third denial. The name of Caiaphas is very close to Cephas or Kephas and most likely a reference to the same mythological Villages of Kephalos and the real towns and places called Kefal which can be witnessed by anyone on Crete

Double-Headed Defacto Rulers of Jerusalem and Successors to both Peter and Caesar

The use of Kephali is interesting given that Kephalee in Greek means Head and is said to be derived from the Phoenician /Hebrew, Kephal. A word who some say signifies, double.

An interesting note is that in the etymology of the compound word “Kephalos” we can find the words ke/ka, pha/pho and los or lus. If we are to dissect the meanings individually we will find that ke/ka is a word for ‘soul’, pha or pho is light or shining and los or lus which means little and can also mean esoterically;

‘Son’ as in “Little Son ie: Son of the Father ie: God” – “Sons of God.”

This is why in the Scripture, the Head Kephas can be found in relation to the “Son and Sons of God ie: Saints” who we know also hold the “Key to the Christian Mysteries ie: True Christian History/Gnosis.”

Interestingly enough, it has been said that the so-called Jewish origin of the symbol of the keys found in Revelation i. 18, iii. 7-9, (in Preuschen’s Zeitschrift ffir die neutest. Wissenschaft, iv. pp. 190192) that Kepha was the name given to a chamber in the temple where the keys were carefully preserved.

It makes perfect sense to call the land that the great city of Knossos, AKA Gnosis was built at the bottom of Kephala Hill upon by the name “head ruler” as being symbolically considered “as the ruler and the cornerstone of the world.” After all, as I have said numerous times, the island of Crete was considered for thousands of years as the holiest land in all the world and it was also known as the Center of the World and Soul of the World.

Control Crete, you hold the Royal Sceptre to the Soul of the World thus becoming the Double-Headed defacto rulers of Jerusalem and Rome as the legal successors to both Peter and Caesar.

The Heavenly keys are held by the Sons of God, who holds the keys of Hades, by which the binding of demons and the gates of the lower world could be closed or opened. The Holy Protectors of Solomon’s Temple ie: Earth.

It should be no coincidence that Simon, AKA Kepha, AKA Saint Peter is the “Cornerstone of the Church” and he holds the Gnostic keys to the mysteries in his Right hand for it is said by the Lord;

“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind on earth shall have been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall have been loosed in heaven.”

Simon (Saint Peter): Kepha of the Church

In John 1:42, we read that Simon AKA Saint Peter is given a special “code name” by Jesus when he says, “Thou art Shemeun, (Simon,) the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Kepha.”

The above passage was said when Jesus first interviewed Saint Peter (Simon, Simeon or Symeon) to become his disciple (student) while teaching as part of John’s ministry (John 1:42). It was at this time that he gave him the surname “Kepha or Cepha.”

Later, Jesus tells Simon, “Thou art Kepha, and upon this kepha I will build my church.” (Matt, xvi, 18.)

A name and word that I believe is commonly misinterpreted by many theologians and authors to mean ‘rock’ and some could say is equivalent to “man of the rock.”

But I have found that this interpretation of the meaning is historically incorrect.

The reason I disagree is that you will not find the name Peter in the four Syriac Gospels, nor in the Epistles of Paul. The names that are found are “Shemeun (Simon) or Kepha, which answers to the English Cephas.

Also, if we are to research “true etymology” of the word Kepha, you will find that is is actually derived from the Greek words “kepha, kephas and or kephalé.”

Words that mean mainly – “the head,” but also denote esoterically in religion as, “Ruler, Lord or a Cornerstone (Masonic), uniting two walls.”

There are many words with kepha and or cepha which all denote head.

For example, we know that Simon, AKA Saint Peter, AKA Kepha was a fisherman and the great symbol of the Christians is a fish and interestingly we find the kephale (cephus, sefus) is a genus of the Cod-fishes, Cadidae, in which the head is remarkably large, depressed, and broad; the name also of a genus of Dipterous insects of the duck family.

A cephalla, se-fa’le-a, s. (kephale, Gr.) A genus of Dipterous insects, in which the fore part of the head is much prolonged, being without setae, and the palpi strongly dilated in the form of a spatula: Tribe, Musides.

This definition of the name Kephas for Simon makes perfect sense being that our Lord declared Peter as the “foundation for the church” and the leader of the 12 disciples and by the Roman Catholic Church as Prince of the Apostles and the first of its unbroken succession of popes.

It was for this reason that he was named the ‘head’ or should I say “Big head – as in wise ruler and or cornerstone – Kepha of the Church.”

Why Saint Peter is Called Satan by Jesus

Jesus turned to his Apostle Peter and said, “Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offense unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.”(Matthew 16:23)

An interesting note that I would like to point out to you is that Jesus uses nearly the same exact words for Peter that he had used to the devil in his temptation (Matthew 4:10). ”

We know through Scripture and the testimony of the Church Fathers that Saint Peter’s original name was Simon and he was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, leaders of the early Christian Great Church, and Prince of the Apostles.

But what is often left out of these name appellation is that Peter was also known as “Satan.”

To many people, the thought of calling the “Rock of the Church” which Jesus built his ministry – Satan is an apostasy to the Christian faith but that is exactly what has occurred for approximately the last 2,000 years. These facts are explained allegorically all throughout the Scripture as I have presented in my articles such as Who is Satan?, and Satan: Thou art the anointed royal cherub with Gnosis that covereth.

Satan is presented to us as the God of this World, a deceiver, and a liar. These name appellations show us that he is in charge and he lies for God in order to carry out his special mission as Ezekiel 28:14 describes how the royal anointed cherub – Satan an assignment to “cover”. This Hebrew word means to cover as a protector guard.and or fenced in hedge of protection.

Mathew 16:23 shows us that Jesus called for Saint Peter to get behind him and he is Satan. Most people would say that to get behind Jesus is a good thing and I would agree but calling the same man Satan is a statement that is contradictory.

With that said, we must assume this is done on purpose as if it codifying a mystical message in allegory.

As I explained in my article, Who is Satan, the word Satan is derived from the ancient Greek Σατάν (Satán) and the Hebrew שָׂטָן (Sātān) which means “adversary, the accuser, to show enmity to, oppose, plot against,” from root s-t-n “one who opposes, or obstructs.”

Therefore, we can say that Peter became an “adversary” to Jesus’s teachings it was because he had followed “the path of men,” and for this reason, he was told by Jesus that he was now “Satan” and he would have to get behind him during his ministry.

What happens with Peter next is indicated by the next passage from Jesus where he says, “Whoever shall come after me, let him deny himself and take up the cross and follow me.”

It is clear that Peter and the Apostles had denied themselves and Mark mentions the two cock-crowings (chap. xiv. 72), thus increasing the guilt of Peter’s denial as Eusebius asserts on the authority of Clement of Alexandria.

The reference to the rooster escapes most scholars’ radar but in my opinion, this is religiously symbolic of the Gnostic times. For the rooster was an ancient religious symbol which represented exoterically as the dividing line between night and day or more appropriately, for light and dark for the Rooster crows to signal the coming day/light of a New Age.

Symbolically, we can say esoterically that the Rooster is the awakening of the Holy Spirit or Holy Fire ie: consciousness and Gnosis of the eternal mysteries. The Rooster representing their savior as the speaker of the ancient Gnostic mysteries for who has louder pipes to crow?

This is why in ancient Gnosticism and with the Templars, we find the most important symbol being that of Abraxas who is normally depicted as a creature like a man with the body of a human being, the head of a rooster, one arm with a shield, and the other with a whip.

As I explained in my article, Abraxas, The early Fathers of the Catholic Church such as Irenaeus and Epiphanius had said that the world, as well as the 365 heavens, was created in honour of ‘Abraxas;’ and that Christ was sent not by the Maker of the world but by ‘Abraxas,’ and according to Jerome (c.347–September 30, 420) who is best known as the translator of the Bible from Greek and Hebrew into Latin, ‘

Abraxas’ meant for Basilides “the greatest God” (De vir. ill. 21), “the highest God” (Dial. adv. Lucif. 23), “the Almighty God” (Comm. in Amos iii. 9), and “the Lord the Creator” (Comm. in Nah. i. 11).

It was for this ancient Gnostic reason that the rooster was placed in the Scripture as one of the most important symbols of Gnosticism and also the Levite priesthood who I have explained in my articles, The Origins of the Kohanim Priesthood and the Levite Priesthood, are descended from the lineage of Aaron and Moses and whom spawned the Gnostic prophet – John the Baptist .

They were true Israelites from the Gnostic Ophite Order of Priests on the Dragon shaped island we know today as Dia. This island is also known by the name of Delos and more anciently as the island Kos or Cos which is named after Ceus (Zeus), the son of Titan, and has been known by various names such as Zia, Cia, Cea, Ceos, Coo, Coos, Cous, Merope, Lemnos, Letos, Staunchio and Patmos.

This is where we will find the famous so-called Rooster Cock Pillar that has since been moved to the “new Delos.” I will explain more about the Rooster when this “Levitical broken-cock” in chains has time…

Back to the two cock-crowings of Peter’s AKA Simon’s AKA Satan’s denial which takes us to Peter at Caesarea where he is preparing for a discussion with the man we know as the First Gnostic – Simon Magus with the symbolic reference to Gnosis with the “rising at the first cock-crowing.”

“When the day dawned, which had been fixed for the discussion with Simon, Peter, rising at the first cock-crowing, aroused us also; for we were sleeping in the same apartment, thirteen of us all; of whom, next to Peter, Zaccheus was first, then Sophonius, &c. After these, I [Clement] and Nicodemus, then Niceta and Aquila, who had formerly been disciples of Simon, and were converted to Christ, under the teachings of Zaccheus. Of the women, there was no one present.”— Recognitions, book 2, chapter

In the “Palace of Caiaphas” Peter renounces his Master three times, and as the cock crows thrice at his third denial.

Let me add that there is also another reference to Peter and Satan was told in Luke, “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail; and when you have turned again [after the denials], strengthen your brethren” (Luke 22:31-32).

Satan – The Royal Gnostic Masonic Cherub

We find in Ezekiel 11:22 that the “King of Tyre” is called a “cherub” and his home is located at the residence of Eden and the Mountian of God for it is said, “the king of Tyre is scornfully compared with one of these, and is assigned a residence in Eden and the mountain of God.”

As I mentioned in my previous article, Satan: Thou art the anointed royal cherub with Gnosis that covereth, Satan was a type of angel called a ‘cherub,” and he became a guardian of the Holy of Holies when he was “anointed as the cherub that covereth.” and a specific reference is made to Satan having been to a place known as the “Holy Mountain of God” and “walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.”

We also find that the King of Tyre is associated with Satan as he is described as the cherub in Eden mentioned in Ezekiel 28:13-14.  This king is said by religious scholars to be identified with specifically Ithobaal III (Latin Ithobalus, Hebrew Ethbaal) (reigned 591–573 BCE) who according to the list of kings of Tyre of Josephus was reigning contemporary with Ezekiel at the time of the first fall of Jerusalem.

As I explained before, most Jewish writers and Christian Fathers conceived the cherubim as angels with special knowledge, understanding, and full of wisdom ie: Gnosis. We know that God had appointed them as guardians and protectors (Templars) as representatives of the Divine Wisdom of the Lord in the higher heavens.

If we are to look to the history provided to us on the Kings of Tyre, we will discover that they were instrumental in helping build one of Freemasonry’s most prized symbolic structures – Solomon’s Temple. It is said in Samuel 5:11, “And Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, also carpenters and masons who built David a house.”

Are Simon (Saint Peter), Satan, the Cherubim, the King of Tyre, Freemasons and the Catholic Church all connected with one another?

It is interesting that we know that Satan was, in fact, a real person and that he is also biblically associated with the order of angels known as the Cherubim and the King of Tyre. Masons are also associated with the Royal Gnostic we know of as Satan ie; Simon Magus (Saint Peter). Even more interesting is that in Ezekiel 28:12-19, the Fall of the King of Tyre who is driven from the Garden of Eden almost perfectly matches the description of the original fall of the First Gnostic, Simon Magus, AKA Satan.

The Fall of this Royal Masonic family can be plainly seen in Genesis iii. 24 by the cherubim placed before the garden of Eden, when Jehovah God “had driven out the man, He made to dwell on the east of Eden the cherubim, and the flame of a sword turning every way, to guard the way of the tree of life ”

It is clear that the “cherubim” signify a special race of beings or royal family/bloodline with “spiritual knowledge and wisdom ie: True Gnosis” in which they are anointed as “royal guards” with flaming swords who were placed before the garden of Eden which could not be approached except by good of love and charity; for this reason they are also said “to guard the way of the tree” which we can freely say today in the Masonic States of America were the “Guardians of Ancient Gnosticism.”

The Masonic Cherubim’s flaming swords “signifies the Word and truth combating against falsity and dispersing it, thus truth protecting” the way of “the tree of life” signifies True Gnosis from the Lord and the heavenly joy therefrom. From this, it is clear that the “two cherubim” represented guards of Mystical Christianity ie: Gnosis was not approached except by good of love and charity OR else!

In my article, King Hiram: The Masonic Chief Architect from Crete, I explain ancient historical and mythical connections with religion and masonry originating on the Holy Island of Crete. A place I have also identified as “Pergamos. Where Satan’s throne is.” – Revelation 2:12

The same island where one of Hiram’s First Masons: The Cunning Daedalus Invented the Masonic Working Tools. 33rd Degree Freemason, Albert Gallatin Mackey had said Daedalus executed the Cretan labyrinth, the reservoir near Megaris in Sicily, the Temple of Apollo at Capua, and the celebrated altar sculptured with lions on the Libyan coast.

Mackay also said he was the inventor of a number of the “Working Tools” used in the various degrees of Masonry such as the compasses and square, the plumb-line and the axe, most of the tools used in carpentry, and of glue and his nephew, Perdix, is the reputed inventor of the third Great Light in Masonry, the Compasses, which are dedicated to the Craft. (page 945)

As I have explained on numerous occasions, the Freemasons are the inheritors of the world’s Gnostic mysteries with their most prized symbols – the letter G signifying Gnosis, the Blazing Star (Pentagram), and Compasses and Square.

It is said in the Scripture of the Great Fall of the Masonic King Hiram of Tyre in Ezekiel 28:12-19;

“Mortal, raise a lamentation over the king of Tyre, and say to him, Thus says the Lord GOD: You were the signet of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering, carnelian, chrysolite, and moonstone, beryl, onyx, and jasper, sapphire, turquoise, and emerald; and worked in gold were your settings and your engravings. On the day that you were created, they were prepared.

With an anointed cherub as guardian, I placed you; you were on the holy mountain of God; you walked among the stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways from the day that you were created, until iniquity was found in you. In the abundance of your trade, you were filled with violence, and you sinned; so I cast you as a profane thing from the mountain of God (Holy Mountain), and the guardian cherub (Satan) drove you out from among the stones of fire.

Your heart was proud because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor. I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you. By the multitude of your iniquities, in the unrighteousness of your trade, you profaned your sanctuaries. So I brought out fire from within you; it consumed you, and I turned you to ashes on the earth in the sight of all who saw you. All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”

As I said before, Simon Magus, a man we know as the First Gnostic and also Satan was also called the “anointed cherub” and made a guardian of the Holy of Holies. We learn from Saint Irenaeus that Simon’s consort Helen is a converted slave and prostitute from the Phoenician city of Tyre.

Helen was considered the Lost Sheep with no Gnosis of her royal soul, forced to wander through the centuries from vessel to vessel (including that of Helen of Troy), until she ended up at the brothel in Tyre where Simon had discovered her.

The same Holy Island of Crete where Hiram is the Widow’s Son and his Sovereign Masons are world-renown.

Knowing she was the One, he purchased her from her master and she became his Gnostic disciple (student) during his travels and teachings.

it was said that their reunion (Union of Soul/Opposites/Duality Become One) represented the beginning of the redemption of the world, and was the model for the process of salvation ie: Gnosis to Simon’s followers – the True Gnostics being that of the exoteric Catholic Church and esoteric Freemasons.

Satan: Thou art the anointed royal cherub with Gnosis that covereth

It is said of the angel Satan in Ezekial 28:14 – “Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.”

In the above passage we not only find that Satan was a type of angel called a ‘cherub,” he was officially “anointed as the cherub that covereth” and a specific reference is made to Satan having been to a place known as the “Holy Mountain of God” and “walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.”

Before we venture into the mysteries of these biblical teachings, it is important that you first understand who is this “Satan Cherub.” In my previous article, “Who is Satan,” I explained how the Catholic Church – the very institution that has brought us this story in the Western World over the last 2,000 years or so had assigned the “title of Satan” to a specific person whom they also called the First Gnostic, Simon Magus.

This same said Gnostic Satan became an “anointed cherub” which evidently shows the power and dominion given to him by God over the earth. In Satan’s temptation of Christ he asserts his authority and power: “And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever, I will I give it.”

Also, please keep in mind the current Vicar of Christ, Pope Francis has gone on record several times during his pontificate mentioning Satan and the Devil. Francis had warned his fellow Catholics in December 2017, “Satan is not a metaphor or a nebulous concept but a real person armed with dark powers” and that he “is more intelligent than mere mortals and should never be argued with.”

With that said, we know that Satan is a person who should never be argued with and he is also more intelligent than mere mortals and also an angel of the order of the cherub. This is the same real person of whom Catholics number as the “Devil ie: the Great Dragon, the Liar, Deceiver and God of this Earth.”

The word cherub, or more appropriately, ker-ub whose meaning is an order of angelic beings as described allegorically in Ezekiel as four living creatures, each with four faces, and each has four wings, two stretched upward sustaining the throne of Yahweh; and two of them stretched downwards to cover the creatures themselves. The cherubim never turn but go straight forward, as do the wheels of the cherubic chariot, and they are full of eyes and are like burning coals of fire.”

We read from the Catholic Encyclopedia that according to Exodus, xxvi, 31, cherubim were embroidered on the Veil of the Tabernacle, separating the Holy Place from the Holy of Holies. “With blue and purple and scarlet and fine twined linen” they were made. How many such cherubim were embroidered on the Paroket, or Veil, we do not know. It is often supposed that as this veil screened the Holy Holies, two large-sized figures to represent guardian spirits or keepers were thereon depicted.”

Ezekiel 28:14 describes how God gave his anointed cherub – Satan an assignment to “cover”. This Hebrew word means to cover as a protector guard.and or fenced in hedge of protection.

Please note that the embroidered colors and material show us what these Cherubs are made of indicating that they are considered royalty. This would explain why Christ asserts Satan’s authority and assignment on earth to place a “cover or veil” over the Holy of Holies, and we now know that the Satan works for God and this is the reason why Satan is called ” the Prince of this World,” “the God of this World,” and “the Prince of the Power of the Air.”

The Catholic Encyclopedia explains the Cherubims association with perfect knowledge, wisdom and royalty;

“Indirectly we can gather from this passage that Cherubim were conceived to be in a state of perfection, wisdom, sinlessness, nearness to God on His Holy Mountain and of preternatural glory and happiness. Unfortunately, the words paraphrased as “with wings outstretched in protection” are difficult to translate: the Hebrew term may mean “cherub of anointing, who covers”, therefore a royal, anointed being, overshadowing others with its wings to shelter them.

If this be so, we must add royalty and beneficence to the characteristics of cherubim.”

So now we understand that not only is Satan ie: Simon Magus considered a royal guardian spirit of the Order of the Cherubim by the Catholic Church, he is called the “First Gnostic,” thus indicating a “spiritual knowledge” that ONLY Satan and his order would understand and recognize.

Namely, the secret teachings of Gnosis contained in mystical Christianity and Freemasonry that truly only the initiated could understand and explain.

This is why many most Jewish writers and Christian Fathers conceived the cherubim as angels with special knowledge, understanding, and full of wisdom.”

For example, Clement of Alexandria had said, “The name Cherubim intends to show much understanding (aisthesin pollen).”

St. Augustine comments on Psalms lxxix, 2, “Who sitteth upon the Cherubim;”

“Cherubim means the Seat of the Glory of God and is interpreted: Fullness of Knowledge. Though we realize that cherubim are exalted heavenly powers and virtues; yet if thou wilt, thou too shalt be one of the cherubim. For if cherubim means, Seat of God, remember what the Scripture says: The soul of the just is the Seat of Wisdom. ”

One of the most notable figures in Ecclesiastical History and a Doctor of the Church, Pope Gregory had said of the cherubim (Hom. in Ev., xxxiv, 10), means “the fullness of knowledge, and these most sublime hosts are thus called, because they are filled with a knowledge which is the more perfect as they are allowed to behold the glory of God more closely.”

I would simply say that the meaning of cherubim is “those initiated angels with true Gnosis of the most sacred mysteries on earth.”

Simon Magus: He who has stood, stands and will stand

Speaking of the Boundless Power (ie: Infinite Power or Fire) he possessed, Simon Magus famously proclaimed in his Great Declaration, “He who has stood, stands and will stand.”

For this reason, it was said that Simon had called himself the “Standing One.”

We find the allegorized Gnostic story of Simon’s supposed battle with Paul and Peter in the Clementine writings, where he is said to call himself the manifested power of the great hidden Deity (“Hel Kisai” = “Elkesai” in Gnostic lore; “Recognitiones,” i. 72, ii. 37; comp. “the one who will stand [abide] forever”; “Recognitiones,” ii. 7, iii. 11; “Homilies,” ii. 24).

According to a rare Gnostic document, the Actus Petri cum Simone, after St. Paul had left Rome, a stir arose in that city, about a man called Simon, who was at Aricia, who had worked many miracles, and said he was the great power (magnam virtutem) of God, and without God did nothing.

It is said that Simon receives a summons: ‘Thou art in Italy God, thou art the saviour of the Romans; hasten quickly to Rome.’

He promises to come the next day at the seventh hour, flying through the air at the city gate. At the appointed time smoke is seen approaching, and suddenly Simon appears in the midst. The brethren are in a state of great consternation because Paul is away, and they are left without any to comfort them, and the greater number fall away.”

Simon still tries to deceive the people by pretended miracles, but Peter exposes him. He then explains to the Men of Rome, “do you think that Peter has shown himself stronger than me, and has overcome me? And do you follow him? Tou are deceived. To-morrow, leaving you impious and godless men, I will fly to God, whose power I am, having been weakened. If, then, you have fallen, I am he that standeth (4 ‘ErrW), and I go to the Father, and will say to him, ‘ Me, the Standing One, thy son, they wished to overthrow; but having refused to agree with them, I have come to thyself.”

The people come together to see him fly. He appears flying over Rome. Peter prays, and he falls down, having his leg broken in three places. The people stone him, and all follow Peter. Simon is taken to Aricia, and then to Terracina, where he dies.”

This story is also related in the Clementine Homilies by two of Simon’s purported pupils, Aquila and Nicetas who give us the history of Simon. They had written, “He was educated at Alexandria, and skilled in the wisdom of the Greeks and in magic He wishes to be considered the highest virtue – higher than the Creator of the world.

He calls himself the Standing One, as signifying that he will always be firmly established, and having no cause of corruption In him.

The Creator of the world is not the highest God, nor will the dead lie raised. He denies Jerusalem and substitutes Mt. Gerizim. He puts himself In the place of Christ. He perverts the Law by his own interpretation of it. He was the chief of the disciples of John the Hemerobaptist. As our Lord had 11 apostles symbolizing the 12 months of the year, so John had SO, of whom one was a woman named Helena, thus symbolizing the 2Jty days in a month. The death of John occurred during the absence of Simon in Alexandria, and Dositheus succeeded to his place.

Simon, on his return, desiring the headship, pretended to be a disciple, and then accused Dositheus of not delivering the teaching correctly. Dositheus then attempted to beat him with a rod, whereupon Simon became a cloud of smoke. Dositheus, knowing that he was not himself the ‘Standing One,’ said, ‘If you are the Standing One, I will worship you.’ Simon claims that he is, becomes head of the sect, and Dositheus shortly afterward dies.”

When I search for any interpretations of this famous quote, it has been said that Simon did so imitate that he is Jesus ie: The Standing One. Hippolytus, one of the most important 3rd-century theologians in the Roman Catholic Church teaches that there is some infinite power that is at the root of the universe, but that he (Simon) believes that he was “a power above all apparently on the earth.”

One of the greatest Greek Hellenistic Christian theologians, Origen of Alexandria, reported that this was one of his greatest doctrines that he possessed “Divine Supremacy” or “Power” which is “eternal – past, present and future ie: immortal,”

From both Hippolytus and Origen, they relate what Simon allegedly calls by the names of Boundless Power, Infinite Power or Fire” and what Hippolytus says is an Infinite Power in which Simon somehow played a part or was connected to this “Infinite Power or Fire.”

By doing so, he had what Origen called “Divine Supremacy” or “Power”  and I interpret that he became well-known by the Brotherhood as an immortal soul for “He who has stood, stands and will stand,” in the Infinite Power or Fire.

In the Scripture, an interpretation of Simon’s immortal connection to the Infinite Power or Fire we might find in Malachi iii. 6, where it is said, “ I am the Lord, I change not,” or in Revelation 1:8, 17-18: “I am Alpha and Omega … the First and the Last, and the Living One, and I was dead, and, behold, I am alive unto the æon of æons,” ie:  AAA ΩΩΩ = The Living Space of Spaces, Æon of Æons.

This would be akin to what some people call in our modern day becoming “awake, illuminated, enlightened or what I just like to call a True Gnostic.” However, in the case of Simon, his fellow Samaritans, and the Gnostics who walked the path after him, he became what we can call a Christ, Messiah, and even a God-man ie: Jesus to the people who heard his immortal teachings and believed in his conversion story.

The writings of many great historians, Church Fathers, and Saints claimed that Simon was a God and apparently so did Roman Emperors and the Gentiles for many hundreds of years. According to a fellow Samaritan who lived at the time of Simon and was also a famous Greek historian, Saint Justin had said;

“All of Samaria practices the teachings of Simon about Jesus” (Apol. 1:6).

Speaking of the Boundless Power/Universal Fire that makes him the Standing One, it was said that Simon alleges that the nature of fire is twofold; and one portion of this twofold (nature) he calls a something secret, and another (a something) manifest.

Hippolytus explains best what Simon and these Ancient Gnostics had meant when speaking of the Universal Fire:

“And he asserts that the secret is concealed in the manifest parts of the fire, and that the manifest parts of the fire have been produced from the secret. And he says that all the parts of the fire, visible and invisible, have been supposed to be in possession of a capacity of perception.

The world, therefore, he says, that is begotten, has been produced from the unbegotten fire.

And it commenced, he says, to exist thus: The Unbegotten One took six primal roots of the principle of generation from the principle of that fire. For he maintains that these roots have been generated in pairs from the fire; and these he denominates Mind and Intelligence, Voice and Name, Ratiocination and Reflection. Anti he asserts that in the six roots, at the same time, resides the indefinite power, which he affirms to be Him that stood, stands, and will stand. And when this one has been formed into a figure, He will, according to this heretic, exist in the six powers substantially and potentially.”

And He will be in magnitude and perfection one and the same with that unbegotten and indefinite power, possessing no attribute in any respect more deficient than that unbegotten, and unalterable, and indefinite power. If, however, He who stood, stands, and will stand, continues to exist only potentially in the six powers, and has not assumed any definite figure, He becomes, says Simon, utterly evanescent, and perishes.

Hippolytus concludes, “And this takes place in the same manner as the grammatical or geometrical capacity, which, though it has been implanted in man’s soul, suffers extinction when it does not obtain (the assistance of) a master of either of these arts, who would indoctrinate that soul into its principles.

Now after He was taken up again to the Father, there arose some, saying, “I am Christ,” like Simon Magus and the rest, “whose names we have not time at present to mention” (Hippolytus. On the End of the World, Chapter IX. Excerpted from Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 5. Edited by Alexander Roberts & James Donaldson. American Edition, 1886. Online Edition Copyright © 2005 by K. Knight).”

St Cyril of Jerusalem (a.d. 346) in the sixth of his Catechetical Lectures had said of Simon Magus, “was the father of all heresy.” Cyrill states that “After being cast out by the Apostles he came to Rome where, having joined to himself a profligate woman of the name of Helen, he gave out that it was he who appeared as the father on Mt. Sinai (Holy Mountain), and afterwards, not in the flesh, but in appearance [ioaiau) as Jesus Christ, and, finally, as the Holy Ghost, according to the promise of Christ.”

St. Cyrill further stated, “His success at Rome was so great that the emperor Claudius erected a statue to him with the inscription Simoni Deo Sancto.”