Symbol of the Trident

Three brethren are we and sons of Kronos, whom Rhea bare: Zeus and myself, and Hades is the third, the ruler of the folk in the neptune on hippocampusunderworld. – Poseidon says in Homer’s Iliad (xv)

The symbol of the 3 forked Trident had originated in ancient Greek mythology where it was first applied as the symbol of Neptune who is also known as Poseidon. Neptune (Poseidon) is known as the god of the sea who travels the world with his war chariot or seahorses, and he holds sovereign sway over the world armed with his three-forked trident. With his mighty trident, he had caused earthquakes and deluges and holds a 3-fold power over heaven, the earth, and hell. (more…)

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Dr. Conrad Murray: Freemason Or Not?

(Source: By Midnight Freemasons Contributor Todd E. Creason, 33°) – On June 25th, 2009, the world received some shocking Conrad  Murray Freemasonnews–Michael Jackson, the “King of Pop” was dead at the age of fifty.  Once the shock of the news subsided, what the world wanted to know was why and how the pop star came to such an untimely end.  And all eyes began to focus on Michael Jackson’s personal physician–Dr. Conrad Murray.  Without question, Michael Jackson was using some very powerful drugs, including the surgical anesthetic propofol administered by Murray.  Murray ultimately was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to four years in prison–he was released after serving two.

During the trial, the above photo was released by Murray’s attorney, and the press went wild with the news that Murray was a Freemason.  According to the information provided, Murray is the Grand Medical Director of the United Most Worshipful Scottish Rite Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F.&A.M.

Michael Jackson
1958 – 2009

This evidence satisfied the press of his Masonic credentials, and the story was repeated over and over again that Murray is a Freemason.  But most Masons will see the problem almost immediately with both his title and the Masonic organization he belongs to. There is simply no such title as “Grand Medical Director.”

But that’s not all . . . The United Most Worshipful Scottish Rite Grand Lodge of Texas, A.F. & A.M. is bogus, too–it is not recognized by any official Masonic body and isn’t associated with any Grand Lodge of Freemasons.  It is certainly not affiliated with the Grand Lodge of Texas.  It is not affiliated with the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Texas.  And it is unknown to the Scottish Rite of Texas.

The United Most Worshipful Scottish Rite Grand Lodge of Texas< is one of many phony Masonic organizations that are out there today (or what Masons would call clandestine organizations).

So back to the original question.  Is Dr. Conrad Murray a Freemason?

No, he is not.



SOURCE: Todd E. Creason, 33° is the founder of the Midnight Freemasons blog and continues to be a regular contributor. He is the author of several books and novels, including the Famous American Freemasons series. He is member of Homer Lodge No. 199, and a Past Master of Ogden Lodge No. 754 (IL). He is a member the Scottish Rite Valley of Danville, the York Rite Bodies of Champaign/Urbana (IL), the Ansar Shrine (IL), Eastern Illinois Council No. 356 Allied Masonic Degrees, and Charter President of the Illini High Twelve in Champaign-Urbana (IL). You can contact him at: [email protected]

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Seraphim: The Burning Angels of the Serpent

“These causes of our wickedness are derived from our parents, and from our constitutions, rather than from ourselves; for while seraphim - the-madonna-della-vallicellawe recoil from the works of our ancestors they are not idle.” – Plato

A spiritual battle has been fought on the earth and in the heavens for thousands of years. Many of us angels, good and bad who are living today, are born ignorant of this fierce war for our souls. Some of us will lose by default from our simple lack of knowledge, thus becoming ignorant tools used as spiritual weapons by either side. Other people will bare the sins of their parents and ancestors who had fallen like Lucifer, as they try to right the wrongs  in order to ascend to the light.

To understand this cosmic war, you must first try to comprehend the occult (hidden) nature and esoteric (secret) doctrines that govern it. Part of this understanding comes from knowledge of who you are, who your ancestors were, and the hierarchy of angels that hold government on the AS ABOVE, who thus direct the affairs of humans on the SO BELOW.


Some of these angels on high who govern on low here on earth are known biblically as the “Seraphs or the Seraphim”. They are six-winged beings that fly around the Throne of God crying “holy, holy, holy.” The seraphs hold 5th rank of ten in the Jewish angelic hierarchy and the highest rank in the Christian angelic hierarchy of angels that govern this current world. The various spellings of the Hebrew name Seraphs are the Greek Hellenized version of the Egyptian Osiris-Apis which is spelled Serapis, Sarapis (Σάραπις, Dorian Greek), Sor-apis (Σέραπις, Attic/Ionian Greek), Serapin (Greek Ὄφις), and the name ‘Seraphim’ being the plural form.

Seraphim 2These names all have similar meanings such as “the burning ones, burning spirits, fiery angels or burning angels.” The meaning of the name Seraph is also synonymous, with serpent and seraphim being the plural for serpents. They are the serpents who bit the children of Israel in the wilderness. Doctors and Scholars of the Jewish Church such as Rabbi Bechai had said this about the serpent who tempts Eve in Genesis (Gen. iii. 14); “This is the secret (or mystery) of the holy language, that a serpent is called saraph, as an angel is called saraph;” and ” hence the Scriptures called serpents seraphim (Numb. xxi. 6—8), because they were the offspring of this old saraph.”

These burning angels who are also known as serpents, are also mentioned as celestial beings in the Book of Enoch and the Book of Revelation. They are the fiery angels burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God as spoken of in Revelation 4:5 – “And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.”

In the Old Testament, the Prince of the Seraphim is named Beelzebub, and who holds office just below Lucifer who is King. In the New Testament and the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Archangel St Michael is placed over all the Angels as Prince of the Seraphim. But Christ is the head of all principalities and powers. (Col. ii. 10.)

The Greek historian Diodorus Siculus had said that Serapis is not only the same as the Egyptian Osiris, and Hammon, but also the same as the Greek Dionysus, Jupiter, Pan, and Pluto. Plutarch had said the earlier Serapis was none other than Osiris himself. (Plut.,de Sid., c. 28.). He also informs us that it was the Greco-Egyptain Pharoah, Ptolemy I who had introduced Serapis, or serpent worship from Sinope in Asia Minor to the East. It was at this time when Serapis had taken the place of all the Gods as the supreme deity during reign of the Ptolemy Pharaohs.  Ptolemy I was the ruler of Egypt from 323–283 BC and he was also the founder of both the Ptolemaic Kingdom, and the Ptolemaic Dynasty. In the year 305 BC he took the title of pharaoh.

Ptolemy I was also known as Ptolemy Soter. The meaning of the name Soter is savior. Hence, Ptolemy I was known as the Soter or savior of the East. Later during the reign of the Romans, and shortly after the death of Julius Caesar who was known in Rome as a God, his son Octavian Caesar would take the venerable name of Augustus to become their savior with his official anointing as both Pontifex Maximus and savior under PAX RAMONA. Thus becoming the first Vicar of Christ, cornerstone of the Catholic Church, and Christened as their savior of this new age under the New Testament (New Law). A moment in time, officially ending the reign of the Greco-Egyptian Ptolemaic empire, their Egyptian calendar, and the old Testament (Old Law). The meaning of the name Christ simple means anointed, and is the equivalent of the Hebrew word Messiah.

Manes was the founder of the Gnostic religion of the 3rd-4th centuries A.D., known as Manichaeism. He had taught his followers serpent worship under the name of early Christianity. He had said; ” Christ was an incarnation of the Great Serpent, who glided over the cradle of the Virgin Mary, when she was asleep, at the age of a year and a half.”

Tau cross st francisThe Seraphim are the intellectual angels with a divine consciousness, who are burning up of self-awareness that accompanies deep spiritual comprehension of divine reality. Some of these angels include Saint Michael, Gabriel, and St. Francis who was the founder of the Cordeliers and the Franciscans. He was known as the Seraphic Father and Seraphic Saint, for he was on fire for the Lord. In 1224, St. Francis had received the stigmata, making him the first recorded person to bear the wounds of Christ’s Passion. A companion of Francis, Brother Leo had left us the first definite account of the phenomenon of stigmata.”Suddenly he saw a vision of a seraph, a six-winged angel on a cross. This angel gave him the gift of the five wounds of Christ.”

The 15th century Italian medieval scholastic theologian and philosopher, St. Bonaventure is called the Seraphic Doctor for his love and zeal of St Francis. Our current Pope had taken his name after the Seraphic Saint Francis, and his actions as the Vicar of Christ prove his fiery zeal for the Lord. In the year since he has become Pontifex Maximus, he has more than lived up to his chosen name.

With the symbol of Jesus, St Mark informs us, “With the form of a serpent, He kills the serpent, for the serpent made out of the rod swallowed up the other serpents.”  Hence, “The power of the serpent of Egypt was broken on the cross.” – Justin Martyr

An angel brought supernatural food to Elijah. 1 Kings xix. 5.

Angels in the form of fiery horses and chariots attended Elijah at his ascension. 2 Kings ii. 11.

Angels as fiery horses and chariots encamped around Elisha in the mount. 2 Kings vi. 17.

Isaiah had a vision of the Seraphim. Isa. vi. 2.

Ezekiel had a vision of the Cherubim. Ezek. x. 3.

An angel was the agent of deliverance to the three holy children in the burning fiery furnace. Dan. iii. 28.

The Lord will wash away the filth of the women of Zion; he will cleanse the bloodstains from Jerusalem by a spirit of judgment and a spirit of fire. – Isaiah 4:4

Saint Paul in Corinthians had said; “Satan is transformed into an angel of light.” (2 Cor. xi. 14)

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Man Tries to Set Fire to the Grand Lodge of Freemasons in Boston

(Source: WCVB BOSTON) —A man was tackled while he was trying to light couches on fire inside the Grand Lodge of Masons in Boston Monday night.

Fire officials said a man, who has yet to be identified, walked into the building on Tremont Street and doused some couches with lighter fluid.


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Worms Fighting to the Death & Taking Over Human Minds

Unbeknownst to you, there is a fight to the death happening right now inside, and on your body. Everything you do, say, think, and Worm fightseat is affecting this eternal fight for dominion over your organs, bones, blood and your entire human shell. For some, the fight will end early in their lives. For others, they will be able to keep the battle going for much longer than some of their human cousins. In the end there will be only 1 victor, and I will give you hint of who wins this battle of the fittest, it is definitely NOT you!

The reason being, is that the human body is infested with 8 different kinds of worms; that along with our higher selves (I like to call my soul), fight for dominion over our material bodies. Some of these same worms fight one another for control in order to replicate their species and kill ours. Some of us humans will sadly lose our worm eaten minds and organs during the process. All the while, these devilish worms are having the feast of their lives. Hence, the battle of the fittest, where the worm is king and man just worm food.

Worms kinds in humansMany of these worms have small gnashing teeth, while some grow to be 2 feet long and who devour our insides and entrails without us ever even knowing they are living inside of our intestines. There are also the microscopic worms called the Demodex that crawl upon our faces and bodies causing acne, and also in our eyeballs making us blind as they eat our sulfuric secretions upon our skin and then  burrow their poisonous poop rotten carcasses into our very same skin where they simply rot and die, making our skin worm carcass graveyards.

This is no script from a  Hollyweird movie, and I’m definitely not a fear porn promoter who makes money from scaring the worm shit out of you. Nope, I’m just some wise fool with a worm complex, a blog, and internet connection here, shouting from internet rooftops in order bring these Wormwood Revelations to you in the Apocalypse. (unveiling)

Whether or not you take heed to my words or simply dismiss them as worm nonsense, is up to you.


Like many humans enjoy to fight, worms also love to fight. But please let it be known that the ancient fighting worms of the earth actually make the fighting humans of today in the UFC look like total wimps with worm arms. You see, in the UFC you have humans who have trained for several years in martial arts, that wear pads to protect their gonads, and have rules in order to help prevent serious injury or death. A sort of civilized human barbaric way to manage these aggressive human males who like to beat the shit out of one another. But in the fighting world of worms, there are no rules and these bad boys do not don pads. When they fight, they often fight to the death just like the Greco and Roman gladiators had done in the ancient past.

Here is a quote from a recent article on how worm fight and how this is rare amongst animals;

“Fighting, let alone fatal fighting, has not previously been described in any other nematode and fighting to the death is relatively rare amongst animals. Studying their behaviour helps us develop better pest control strategies – as well as providing us with a fascinating insight into the fundamental behaviour of animals and the external conditions that influence their fighting instincts,” said Griffin.

Hell, I guess we humans have to try to take the higher ground over our lower down trodden cousins known as the worm. If we don’t take heed, these same worms fighting one another to the death will become the defacto conquering kings of our own bodies. Bodies that eventually dies by becoming rotting worm filled corpses, in which the worm has obviously kicked our asses to kingdom come.

A recent article titled, “Survival of the fittest: Early life experiences can make worms fight to the death,” helps substantiate my many other articles I have written in the last year on worms.

“This is an interesting finding in terms of our thinking towards animal behaviour and fighting,” she said, adding, “conditions during early stage development have a profound effect on the expression of fighting in adults. Nematodes may be simple animals, but many of the biochemical and neural processes that take place in them have parallels in higher animals including humans”.

“Fighting, let alone fatal fighting, has not previously been described in any other nematode and fighting to the death is relatively rare amongst animals. Studying their behaviour helps us develop better pest control strategies – as well as providing us with a fascinating insight into the fundamental behaviour of animals and the external conditions that influence their fighting instincts,” said Griffin.

The study looked at worms that kill insects, using symbiotic bacteria that they carry around with them and reproduce inside the insect cadavers. Several generations can pass through a large insect and eventually, tens or even hundreds of thousands of nematode descendants emerge from the spent cadaver in soil and wriggle away in search of fresh hosts.

These are exactly the kind of conditions where we might expect fatal fighting to evolve, said Griffin.

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Ladies and gentleman, llleeeeeetttttt’sss get readyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy to worm rumbllllllllllllle!

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The All Seeing Eye of God

“These considerations lead us to an interesting topic, the Eye of Mind or the Eye of Horus … and conveying the idea of the ‘All Jupiter Great Red Spotseeing Eye.’ The end set before the Egyptian neophyte was illumination, that is to be ‘brought to light’. The Religion of Egypt was the Religion of the Light.” – Thomas Milton Stewart

In Ancient Egypt, Osiris was the SO BELOW God who represented the AS ABOVE planet of light, truth and life, Jupiter. Horus was the SO BELOW son of Osiris, and heir to the throne of the world. But unfortunately for Horus, he had many adversaries on the SO BELOW who happened to be members of his own family and that had wished to rule the world and take the throne from Osiris, AKA Jupiter. One of these deities on the SO BELOW, was a God named Set. He was the God who represented the dark ringed planet on the AS ABOVE, that we know of today as Saturn.

All seeing eyeIn one myth, when Set and Horus were fighting for the throne after Osiris’s death, Set gouged out Horus’ left eye. The eye was restored by either Hathor or Thoth. When Horus’ recovered his eye, he offered it to his father, Osiris, in hopes of restoring his life. Hence, the eye of Horus was often used to symbolize sacrifice, healing, restoration, and protection.

Albert Mackey writes that the All Seeing Eye is “An important symbol of the Supreme Being, borrowed by the Freemasons from the nations of antiquity.”

From the Pyramid Texts (§ 1806) – “O Osiris the King, the gods have knit together your face for you and Horus has given you his Eye, that you may see with it.”  Also in the passage of (§ 1806) – the Ancient Egyptians had celebrated special events in festival form where they ran 3, 6 and 10 day events known as the festivals of Red Linen. This 10 day Festival is described in (§ 1067), and celebrated the periodic return of the Eye of Jupiter in coordination with earth’s rotational status.

Jupiter as Lord of the world and the God by Law, is verified in an official treaty written in stone between Ramses II and Hattusili III of Hatti; the Hittite chief, where they refer to Jupiter as “the lord of the heaven.” This is where the phrase AS ABOVE, SO BELOW is derived, and how some governments rule over their people. The reason the Egyptians had represented Osiris and Horus with the All Seeing Eye, is because their planet Jupiter also has a giant All Seeing Eye. The mythologies of both the ancient Egyptians and Greeks throughout history tell of these spiritual and heavenly battles of the AS ABOVE, SO BELOW that govern the souls on earth.

Proclus gives us the following as one of the verses of Orpheus: “Jupiter is the king, Jupiter himself is the original source of all things; there is one power, one god, and one great ruler over all. But we have seen that Jupiter and all the other Gods were but names for the Sun; therefore it follows that the Sun, either as emblem or as God himself, was the object of universal adoration.”

“The physical universe is therefore the body of Jupiter, Jehovah, Osiris, or Shiva.” — Manly P. Hall; Lectures on Ancient Philosophy

albert-pikeAlbert Pike (1809-1891), Sovereign Grand Commander of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry says in the book Morals and Dogma; ” His power was symbolized by an Eye over a Sceptre. The Sun was termed by the Greeks the Eye of Jupiter, and the Eye of the World; and his is the All-Seeing Eye in our Lodges. The oracle of Claros styled him King of the Stars and of the Eternal Fire, that engenders the year and the seasons, dispenses rain and winds, and brings about daybreak and night. And Osiris was invoked as the God that resides in the Sun and is enveloped by his rays, the invisible and eternal force that modifies the sublunary world by means of the Sun”.–(Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 477)

33rd Degree Freemason, Manly P. Hall in his book “Lectures on Ancient Philosophy,” had written; “In man Jupiter has his abiding place in the human heart, while Neptune dwells in the brain, and Pluto in the generative system.”

According to Albert G. Mackey; “On the same principle, the Egyptians represented Osiris their chief deity, by the symbol of an open eye, and placed this hieroglyphic of him in all temples. His symbolic name, on the monuments, was represented by the eye accompanying a throne… which may as correctly be supposed to be a representation of a square. The All seeing Eye may then be considered as a symbol of God manifested in his omnipresence.”

(Let him never forget that the Master is near. Day and night let him feel the presence of the Supreme or Overshadowing One. The manly_hall 2All-Seeing Eye is upon him. Day and night this great Orb measures his depths, seeing into his innermost soul of souls, judging his life, reading his thoughts, measuring his aspirations, and rewarding his sincerity. To this All-Seeing One he is accountable; to none other must he account. This Spirit passes with him out of the Lodge and measures the Mason in the world.” (Manly P. Hall, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, p. 62, edition 2006, original edition 1923). Emphasis added

“Symbolism is the language of the Mysteries … By symbols men have ever sought to communicate to each other those thoughts which transcend the limitations of language. Rejecting man-conceived dialects as inadequate and unworthy to perpetuate divine ideas, the Mysteries thus chose symbolism as a far more ingenious and ideal method of preserving their transcendental knowledge. In a single figure a symbol may both reveal and conceal, for to the wise the subject of the symbol is obvious, while to the ignorant the figure remains inscrutable. Hence, he who seeks to unveil the secret doctrine of antiquity must search for that doctrine not upon the open pages of books which might fall into the hands of the unworthy but in the place where it was originally concealed.” — Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, p. 20

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Man Walks 2796 Miles Through China. These Photos of Him Will Shock You

Christopher Rehage walked over 4500 kilometers (2796 miles) travelling from Beijing to Ürümqi. Rehage says he was driven by something, maybe he was losing control over it. He didn’t want to be that free guy in these awesome photos or in this video below, that detail his journey and the massive physical changes his appearance had undergone.

When asked how his state of mind was during this long and sometime brutal trip, he said, “It was just the way it would be on any normal day. Sometimes you think. Sometimes you don’t. Sometimes you worry about passports, dangers, pains, relatives and loved ones, and at other times your steps are light and you sing songs in the desert. Sometimes it is boring. And sometimes you feel at peace.”

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The Bible Says “Son of Man a Worm,” & Science Says, “They Are Like Miniature Human Beings”

“Whenever any scientific revolution has driven out old modes of thought, the new views that take their place must justify Worm costumethemselves by the permanent or increasing satisfaction which they are capable of affording to those spiritual demands which cannot be put off or ignored.” — Rudolf Hermann Lotze

Today we are seeing the merger of science and the bible, but the facts are most scientists, and men of the cloth may fail to see the signs of this Apocalyptic event. Many people will think that these scientific revelations of the bible could be called blasphemy. Some will ignorantly think that this is something straight out of a Dan Brown novel, and I’m some bad guy in the Illuminati trying to enlighten unworthy humans. But the facts are, that this is no novel or Illuminati conspiracy.

In reality, this time in which we live is called the Apocalypse. A word that simply means”the unveiling,”and this event is exactly what Saint John had spoken about in the Book of Revelation. French Occultist, Gnostic and Philosopher, Eliphas Levi had said that in the end days in the tradition in the Church that the manifestation of the Mysteries of the Apocalypse is reserved till the last times.

The below dialogue is a satyr based on real words and facts that help substantiate what I and Eliphas Levis had stated, that Mysteries of the Apocalypse would be revealed in the End Time.

Worm ApocalypseMODERN SCIENCE: In a wonderful way, they are like miniature human beings.” – Dr John Sulston, Director, Sanger Centre, UK

MODERN MEDIA: “Small Worm Makes History – Scientists have taken a historic step forward in unraveling the mysteries of life. Researchers in the UK and the US have mapped all the genes in a small worm called Caenorhabditis elegans.”  – BBC News

OLD TIME RELIGION: “But I am a worm and no man. How much more is man rottenness, and the son of man a worm ? “First he said, ” Man is rottenness;” and afterwards, “The son of man a worm:” because a worm springs from rottenness, therefore “man is rottenness,” and ”the son of man a worm.”

MODERN SCIENCE: “By looking at the genes that are needed to make worm muscles, we can learn quite directly about the genes that make human muscles – because they are the same.” – Dr John Sulston, Director, Sanger Centre, UK

MODERN MEDIA: ‘Worm Wins Nobel Prize – In 1974, he showed that by adding a chemical compound, gene mutations could be induced in the worm – and that these mutations could have profound impacts on the development of the creature. This is the bedrock of much genetic science today – demonstrating the principle that our genes, if somehow mutated, might have a radical knock-on effect. This is the basis of the Nobel Prize award.’ BBC News

OLD TIME RELIGION: ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ Christ has said, “Because I fire, ye shall live also.”

MODERN SCIENCE: “The worm’s genetic blueprint has already proved useful in the study of the human brain condition Alzheimer’s disease.’ Monise Durrani, BBC Science

OLD TIME RELIGION: “How much less man, that maggot, And the son of man, that worm!” – Job 25:6

MODERN SCIENCE: “We have provided biologists with a powerful new tool to experiment with and learn how genomes function. We’ll be able to ask and answer questions we could never even think about before.” – Robert Waterston

MODERN MEDIA: What you can learn here from a crawling worm is applicable to humans,” Larson said. “Because it has the same building blocks.

OLD TIME RELIGION: “I have said to the worm, thou art my mother.” “The worm shall feed sweetly on him.”

Here is an excerpt from Éliphas Lévi’s, “Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual” that speaks about the Mysteries of the Apocalypse reserved for the end times…

So is the Apocalypse the book of the Gnosis or Secret Doctrine of the first Christians, and the key of this doctrine is indicated by an occult versicle of the Lord’s Prayer, which the Vulgate leaves untranslated, while in the Greek Rite, the priests only are permitted to pronounce it. This versicle, completely kabalistic, is found in the Greek text of the Gospel according to St Matthew, and in several Hebrew copies, as follows:

The sacred word MALKUTH substituted for KETHER, which is its kabalistic correspondent, and the equipoise of GEBURAH and CHESED, repeating itself in the circles of heavens called eons by the Gnostics, provided the keystone of the whole Christian Temple in the occult versicle. It has been retained by Protestants in their New Testament, but they have failed to discern its lofty and wonderful meaning, which would have unveiled to them all the Mysteries of the Apocalypse. There is, however, a tradition in the Church that the manifestation of these mysteries is reserved till the last times.”

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UN Mural of Phoenix Rising From Its Ashes

The colourful mural by Norwegian artist, Per Krogh features prominently in the UN Security Council chamber. It depicts a phoenix rising from its ashes, as a symbol of the world being rebuilt after the Second World War. . Photo: UN Photo/DN

Gift from Norway to the United Nations

This article is from the United Nations and I thought that my recent articles on the phoenix and worm coincide with this event.

Norway’s permanent place in the Security Council – Last updated: 5/22/2013 // Norway doesn’t have a permanent seat in the UN’s Security Council. The Security Council Chamber’s chairs and other interiors, however, are all Norwegian.

The United Nations’ Security Council Chamber has been renovated after almost 60 years of faithful service, and had its grand opening in April 2013. It was returned to its original form, and has hence stood the test of time. This was also a main priority when Norwegian architect Arnstein Arneberg planned its somewhat conservative interiors in the early 1950s.

‘My understanding of the problem was to execute a room of good, durable materials with a character, in all simplicity, which represented not only a casual taste of today, but a character so neutral that it could withstand the test of time,’ explained Arneberg to the periodical Interiors in 1952, shortly after the Chamber’s completion.

In the years that have gone by since then, this small chamber, situated in the UN Conference Building at Eastern Manhattan, has seen visits by more Heads of States and noble people than most other rooms around the world.

Exactly how Norway and Arneberg was handed the task of financing and constructing the interiors of this very special room, is hard to trace. But in a 2005 article in the Scandinavian Journal of Design History, Ingeborg Glambek concludes that it is obvious that the first UN Secretary-General, Trygve Lie of Norway, was influential when the decision was made.

Still, the process towards decorating the chamber wasn’t always as straightforward. For example, the Norwegian produced textiles for the walls had to be fire-proofed according to local New York state regulations; and this treatment, it turned out, made the textiles shrink!

This and other challenges were eventually overcome, and the trade-mark blue walls imprinted with the yellow anchors of faith, the growing wheat of hope, and the hearts of charity are still there.

Due to a need to cut costs, only the front part of the room was clad in marble, marble that is framing the main attraction of the room; a huge Per Krogh oil canvas painting constructed around the theme of a phoenix rising from a world in ashes.

It is easy to think that these ashes symbolize the then recent World War II.

‘The essence of the idea is to give an impression of light, security and joy. The world we see in the foreground is collapsing, while the new world based on based on clarity and harmony can be built up,’ explained Krogh himself in 1950, before adding;

‘Thus must the work of the UN and the Security Council provide the seeds for a new and more valuable life’.

Due to fear for the painting causing delegates to lose concentration, the then UN Art Panel was less convinced. But an insistent Arneberg, probably backed by Secretary-General Lie, eventually put the painting in place in time for the opening.

Today the fear for lack of concentration seems also to have gone away, as a decision was made to move the canvas along with the council to the temporary Security Council Chamber. And now it is back at its original location in the real and renovated Security Council Chamber.

The Security Council Chamber in figures
First meeting held: April 4th 1952.
Official inauguration: August 22nd 1952.
Dimensions: Floor space of 48 x 29 meters.
Capacity: 120 seats for the press and 400 for the general public

(Sources: Glambek, Ingeborg 2005, ‘The Council Chambers in the UN Building in New York’, Scandinavian Journal of Design History, vol. 15, pp. 8-39;

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Photos from the renovation and from the reopening
Film from the reopening and a film about the Security Council Chamber


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From the Ashes of a Phoenix Arises a Worm

The phoenix and worm regenerates itself from the fire. One is mythological in nature, and the other a scientific fact. All earth’s Phoenix Olympicscreatures are born from an egg, but the phoenix and worm are born from the fire, and are able to regenerate themselves without sexual intercourse. This is the myth of the phoenix, where from its corpse a worm emerges from the ashes of the dying bird. The next day from this worm after being nourished by the juices of the dead bird, a new phoenix is born, and on the third day flies away to Arabia.

The description of the resurrection of the phoenix from a worm appears to be a true story concealed in myths that tell us about  reincarnation and immortality of the human soul. Many of these ancient myths are similarly told by various cultures and religions, such as in Christianity with the resurrection of Christ who rose from the dead on the third day.

Phoenis and JesusIn the bible, Jacob is called a worm and Christ also calls himself a worm in saying; “But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people.”(Psalm 22:6) The Jews had even trampled upon Christ as if he was a loathsome creature akin to a worm. Jesus Christ is also connected with the phoenix in ancient Christian literature. Early Church fathers such as Clement of Rome had said  the phoenix was representative of Christ’s resurrection. Pope St. Clement used the legend of the phoenix to explain Jesus’s resurrection, and ties to resurrection after death made the phoenix a popular image on Christian tombstones. The image to the left showing the symbolism of Jesus and the phoenix, is from a modern day Catholic Church in Spain.

In Christianity, the phoenix is also a symbol of the Virgin Mary and the virgin birth conceived in the womb of a mother who was yet a virgin. Just like Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary, the legendary founder of Mycenae and of the Perseid dynasty of Danaans, Perseus was also virgin-born. In Job 29:18, Job says he will multiply his days like “Khol.” The meaning of the Hebrew word khol is both sand and phoenix. In Jewish tradition, the khol or milcham is the phoenix who was rewarded with immortal life for being the only creature in the Garden of Eden to refuse the forbidden fruit.

As it is said in Mark 9:48 – ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ Christ has said, “Because I fire, ye shall live also.” In Matthew 16:21; “From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.” And 1 Corinthians 15:4 – “that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.”

Before the Old and New Testaments were written, we had the The Book of the Dead where in Chapter 13, we can find where the morning star reference was first originated: ‘I go in like the Hawk, and I come forth like the Bennu bird [the Phoenix], the morning star of Ra’s—where, for ‘morning star.’ The Phoenix flew into Egypt in the Consulship of XII Quintus Plannus, that it was brought to Rome in the Censorship of Claudius, in the eight hundred year of the City, and testified also in their records; but after all concludeth, Sed quc e falsa nemo dubitabit, As we read it in the fair and ancient impression of Brixia; as Aldrovandus hath quoted it, and as it is found in the manuscript Copy, as Dalechampius hath also noted.

Herodotus was the first writer who had given us the first detailed account of the Phoenix:—” It comes but once in five hundred years int0 the country where its father dies.” Artemidorus, the Ephesian, in the time of Antoninus Pius, had said; “A certain time elapsed, a worm is produced from the ashes [of the former-phoenix], and this worm being transformed, becomes again a phoenix.” According to Philostratus, “the phoenix resembles an eagle, and traits rays of light from its feathers.” Achilles Tatius:—” It comes from Ethiopia into Egypt: it vaunts the sun as its lord, as is testified by the image of which its head is crowned: it is of a cerulean colour, of a rosy aspect, and its feathers project like the solar rays.”

The mythical phoenix of both Greek and Roman legends had described this fire bird with a brilliant red plumage that emitted pure sunlight, and it was immortal for it could live for many centuries. It would spend its years in Arabia, and upon reaching the end of its lifetime it would fly into Egypt where it was reborn in flames.  In ancient China, this phoenix is one of the four sacred animals along with the dragon, tortoise, and unicorn who helped create the world. The ancient Hermetics had regarded the phoenix as a symbol of the accomplishment of alchemical transmutation.

Caduceus33rd Degree Freemason, Manly P. Hall had written in the The Lost Keys of Freemasonry; “These were the immortals to whom the term ‘phoenix’ was applied, and their symbol was the mysterious two-headed bird, now called an eagle , a familiar and little understood Masonic emblem .” Hence, what is thought to be the double headed eagle of the 33rd degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in reality, is a double headed phoenix, or one could say a double headed worm or serpent such as the symbol of the Caduceus Wand of Hermes. This wand was symbolized by a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings. This same symbol is now used in the “commercial medical industry” who places profits above humans and health.

Could these alleged serpents really represent two immortal worms?

The Roman poet Ovid had written this about the Phoenix: “Most beings spring from other individuals; but there is a certain kind which reproduces itself. The Assyrians call it the Phoenix. It does not live on fruit or flowers, but on frankincense and odoriferous gums. When it has lived five hundred years, it builds itself a nest in the branches of an oak, or on the top of a palm tree. In this it collects cinnamon, and spikenard, and myrrh, and of these materials builds a pile on which it deposits itself, and dying, breathes out its last breath amidst odors. From the body of the parent bird, a young Phoenix issues forth, destined to live as long a life as its predecessor. When this has grown up and gained sufficient strength, it lifts its nest from the tree (its own cradle and its parent’s sepulchre), and carries it to the city of Heliopolis in Egypt, and deposits it in the temple of the Sun.”

Milton, in “Paradise Lost,” Book V., compares the angel Raphael descending to earth to a Phoenix:

“… Down thither, prone in flight
He speeds, and through the vast ethereal sky
Sails between worlds and worlds, with steady wing,
Now on the polar winds, then with quick fan
Winnows the buxom air; till within soar
Of towering eagles, to all the fowls he seems
A Phoenix, gazed by all; as that sole bird
When, to enshrine his relics in the sun’s
Bright temple, to Egyptian Thebes he flies.”


Charles Dickens had written about the connection between the phoenix and worms in the book, All the Year Round;

A slow-worm is a snake or serpent. Every language, ancient or modern, exercises its own right to call worms what are not worms. In short, “worm,” like many others, is an encroaching and aggressive word, claiming much which it has no right to. It is a feudal seigneur who shifts his landmark, so as to take in every tempting scrap of contiguous ground.

From a worm was produced the phoenix, of which there never was but one; and when she came to her end by burning, out of her ashes there arose another worm, which afterwards grew to be another phoenix. A silk-worm with the motto ” Sibi vinculanectit” is a device of the courtier who makes himself a slave and spins his own chains, although they be silken. A worm figures the remorse of conscience. Naked as a worm, expresses the very extreme of nudity. The worm turning when trodden upon, is the protest of the feeble against injury and injustice. To draw the worms out of anybody’s nose, is to get him to talk and betray his secrets. There are two Saints Ver or Verus—that is, Saints Worm.(2)

Fire is the very element of action, energy, power, creativity, passion, desire, and sexuality.  The symbol for fire is the upright triangle or pyramid. This is why the ancient Egyptians had built pyramids. Manly P Hall had written in the Initiates of the Flame; “Of the elements of the earth is this altar composed. It is the great cube of matter. On or in this altar burns Flame. It is this Flame that is the spirit of all created things. Man, know thyself. Thou art the Flame, and thy bodies are the living altar.”

A fire that can literally burn us alive by creating our own delirious passions and vice driven hells, or it can literally transform and forge our souls into perfection so that we then rise above the flames like the glorious ancient fire-bird, the phoenix. – Moe

The symbol of the self-born, who is the androgynous phoenix in the esoteric symbol. The double-headed phoenix is the prototype of an androgynous man, for according to the secret teachings there will. – 33rd Degree Freemason, Manly P. Hall


1. The lives of alchemystical philosophers; with a catalogue of books in occult – By Francis Barrett

2. all the year round by Charles Dickens

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