During the month of May; in many places around the world, there are various festivals celebrated by playing music, singing and dancing around what we now call the Maypole.
In addition to the music, singing, and dancing, there are also climbing contests to see who can climb the king’s phallus the fastest; with loads of beer as the big prize. These poles are erected on or around the first day of May, with festivities lasting all throughout the month and in particular, on May Day. (more…)
My special guest today is the Godfather of Consciousness and Remote Viewing, Stephan A. Schwartz.
Many of us know that something is seriously wrong with the world and then we must do something to save us from what seems to be a disastrous future. Whether it is the ongoing chaos of terrorism and wars or the poisoning of the biosphere with manmade CO2 and subsequent global warming.
Yet, a lot of us think that we cannot change things on our own so we look to other people, groups and sources for the solutions we seek.
Stephan A. Schwartz tells us that history proves that this is not true. In fact, some of the greatest changes and events have been brought into the world by the path of one person who acts as The Agent of Personal and Social Transformation. He speaks to the Gnostic choir when he explains that in order to change our world, we MUST first change ourselves and work on ourselves.
By doing so, YOU be the change that you want to see in the world!
My special guest today is modern Gnostic and Renaissance Man, Leigh McCloskey. Leigh talks about how he has learned to embrace the Matrix and beauty of Life through his interest, knowledge, study and learning ranges from art, music, history, religion, mythology, philo-Sophia and esotericism to string theory, quantum physics and the multidimensional nature of consciousness.
Leigh is an expert of Hermeticism, Alchemy and Kabbalah and has hosted twice weekly philosophical salons at his Malibu home, Olandar, for over thirty years. He has written, illustrated and published six books. He lectures both nationally and internationally and has given numerous talks and presentations of his holographic art and visual philosophy.
One of the greatest French writers of all time, Victor Hugo, had written in his book Notre Dame, “At this time there exists, for thought written in stone, a privilege that may be compared with the actual freedom of the press at the present day, — the freedom of architecture. This license was carried very far. Sometimes an entrance, a front, or even an entire church presents a symbolic meaning wholly foreign to religion, or even hostile to the Church.”
Encoded into the ancient Cathedral of Notre Dame are not only the mathematical secrets of life and death but also the symbolic keys to the hidden history of the spiritual and royal hierarchy that has ruled Rome since the time of the Caesars. For the motto for Paris is, “Only Paris is worthy of Rome; only Rome is worthy of Paris.”
After all, as Thomas Paine had written in The Origins of Freemasonry, “It is always understood that the Freemasons have a secret which they carefully conceal.”
Notre Dame is simply a Masonic masterpiece of our modern Age that holds the dead bones of power of the past and the future to come.
A future Victor Hugo states as “each race in passing writes its line upon the book.” Hugo said,
“Welcome fantasy and caprice. So long as the priest has his basilica and his altar, what can be said? The four walls belong to the artist. The architectural book has no longer to do with the priesthood, with religion, with Rome; it belongs to the imagination, to poetry, to the people.
Hence the rapid and innumerable transformations of this architecture that lasted only three centuries, – transformations that were so striking after the stagnant immobility of six or seven centuries of Romanesque architecture.
Hugo concludes, “Art meanwhile marches at giant paces. The genius and originality of the people does the work that the bishops had done; each race in passing writes its line upon the book, effaces the old Romance hieroglyphics upon the frontispiece of the cathedral, the more thoroughly perhaps that dogma itself can still be seen piercing through the new symbolism that has overthrown it.”
It was a relief not to contemplate the likely fate of the spire’s sculptures if they had stayed where they had been for the last 160 years. A cock — the Gallic rooster that topped the spire, and the unofficial national symbol of France — was found in the debris with significant damage.”
Let be said in stone that Notre Dame in an immortal monument of both the creator and destroyer which has been built and burned down many times – always for the Restoration.
Notre Dame has been described as the symbol of Christianity in France by the Vatican and one of the most splendid monuments of Gothic architecture not in just France, but of all Europe. It is the sacred place where the kings of France were crowned like Clovis, the first Merovingian King of the Franks who was baptized by St. Remigius.
The site where Notre Dame is built has both a sacred and historical significance like no other in all of Europe. In 1163, the site of the Temple of Isis would be the location where Notre-Dame de Paris (IPA: [nɔtʁə dam də paʁi]; French for “Our Lady of Paris”) would be built, and had become the “Parisian church of the kings of Europe.” It was built on the same site of an older church and Roman basilica which burned in 1211.
The original statue of Isis was preserved in the Abbey of St. Germain until the year 1514 when the Archbishop of Meaux had it destroyed.
Unfortunately, this past week, another massive fire had almost engulfed this iconic Masonic masterpiece.
One of several fires that have stricken the Cathedral over the last 1,000 years.
Nearly $1 billion in donations have poured in from around the globe to aid in reconstruction efforts of this Masonic masterpiece. Structural engineers, stained-glass experts and operative Freemasons ie: modern stonemasons from across the world are said to be heading to Paris to help with “the Restoration” of Notre Dame in the coming weeks.
The Masonic Tradition continues…
French President Macron helped lead the charge to rebuild when he went on National television telling his fellow Parisii, “I’m telling you this tonight with force, we are a people of builders.”
After hearing Macrons we are a people of builders speech, you might find some interesting Masonic synchronicity here. The English name Freemason is a corruption of the French “Freres macons,” or Brother Masons.
If we are to look back at the early Masonic documents of Freemasonry in Europe and France, we will find that the words of “Macon.” “Macon,” “mace,” and “macoun” are frequently used and in about the year 1412 “Mason” begins to be often used.
In the Manual of Gothic Architecture, author Frederick Apthorp Paley write about this Masonic history;
William of Sens is the first known master mason whose works are extant. The masons were not incorporated in England till the thirteenth century, yet there is at least as much uniformity of detail observable in the Norman and (as before observed) even in the Saxon styles. An oath of secrecy is said to have been tendered to all novitiates.* They appear to have been convened and held secret meetings at certain times and places.
The name Free-masons is a corruption of Freres macons, or fraternity.
A presumptive proof how exclusively the details of the art were in their keeping may be derived from the blundering attempts at drawing them, which are always found in MSS., stained glass, brasses, and fresco paintings. The master masons were generally foreigners, incorporated by Royal authority.
When a large building was contemplated, the masons removed in great numbers to the spot; hence they have been well described as a kind of “nomad race.”
Not many people are aware that Notre Dame has many hidden Masonic secrets and mathematical formulas that were encoded into the Cathedral with the help and direction of the Catholic monks who had worked hand and right hand with these Masons.
Modern Freemason, Masonic code breaker, and author, Richard Cassaro details these facts on his website in quoting Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame;
“…from remotest antiquity…the human race has employed architecture as its chief means of writing…Sometimes an entrance, a front, or even an entire church presents a symbolic meaning wholly foreign to religion, or even hostile to the Church…Only the initiated can decipher these mysterious books.”
“I am not ready to subscribe to the opinion of some writers who suppose that the builders of the 10th century were placed in possession of the method of applying geometric science to the secrets of architecture. But I think it highly probable that by his learning as a mathematician he gave the first impetus to the study of geometry by the monkish and the lay architects of his times.
This led to the application of the principles of that science at a little later period to the art of building, so as to develop into the system of geometrical secrets, which distinguished the builders of the Gothic style, or the Freemasons of the Middle Ages.”
Mackey continues; “In defining the secret or secrets of the medieval Masons to have consisted in an application of the principles of geometry to the processes of building, M. Michelet has taken that view of the subject which is now very generally accepted by Masonic and archaeological writers.”
McKay also lists the sacred mathematical equations of Notre Dame which appear to correspond with End Times (ie: End of the 6th Age). He writes;
“The choir of Notre Dame, at Paris, has 7 arcades. The cross-aisle is 144 feet long, which is 16 times 9, and 42 feet wide, which is 6 times 7. The towers of Notre Dame are 204 feet high, which is 17 times 12, the astronomical number. The length of the church of Notre Dame at Rheims is 408 feet, or 34 times 12.
The Cathedral of Notre Dame has 297 columns, but 297 divided by 3 gives 99, and this divided by 3 again produces 33. The naves of St . Ouen. at Rouen, and of the Cathedrals of Strasburg and Chartres, are of the same length, or 244 feet. The Saint Chapelle, at Paris, is 110 feet long and 27 feet wide, but 110 is 10 times 11, and 27 is 3 times 9.
In these few examples we have developed the numbers 3, 7, 9, 10, 11, and 12, all of which have been retained in the mystical system of the Speculative Freemasons, and their appearance among the medieval Masons could have been neither by an accident nor a coincidence, but must have arisen from a predetermined selection.
“To whom, then,” says Michelet, “belonged this science of numbers, this divine mathematics? To no mortal man, but to the Church of God.” Under the shadow of the Church, in chapters and in monasteries, the secret was transmitted together with instruction in the mysteries of Christianity. The Church alone could accomplish these miracles of architecture. She would often summon a whole people to complete a monument.
A hundred thousand men labored at once on that of Strasburg, and such was their zeal that they did not suffer night to interrupt their labors, but continued them by the light of torches. The Church would often expend centuries on the slow accomplishment of a perfect work. Renaud de Montauban, for instance, bore stones for the building of the Cathedral of Cologne, and to this day it is still in process of erection.”
Albert Mackey finishes the chapter by stating;
“This is not the place to discuss the question of how much the Freemasons were indebted to the Church for their symbolism. It will be hereafter treated on a more appropriate occasion.”
After seven years of torture and imprisonment in the dungeons of Paris, Jacques DeMolay, the Grandmaster of the Knights Templar and three of his Brothers were taken to the great door of Notre Dame to face the Pope’s ecclesiastical tribunal in order to learn their fate.
The Templar trial would be held at the Parvis of Notre-Dame Cathedral atop a wood scaffolding and temporary fire pit erected in front of the massive stone statues of gargoyles, demons, and angels. The Parvis of Notre Dame served in ancient days was a place of punishment.
When DeMolay was asked to repeat his confession of guilt for heresy, he hesitated. Looking around at the devilish grins of the demonic attendants fueling the flames of lies around him, DeMolay protested his innocence by recanting his story as he summoned Pope Clement to appear before the judgment-seat of God in forty days and King of France, Philip the Fair within a year, and both, it is well known, died within the periods specified. (See Transactions of the Quatuor Coronati Lodge, Vol. 20.)
The magistrates were stunned by his actions and the crowd who came to watch his execution grew with excitement at is valor.
Delomay’s protest was a death sentence. His Prophetic words, immortal.
Agasp of what to do, King Phillip did not wait to consult the Church as to the Templar’s sentence so he summoned DeMolay to die along with the three other Templars in the hellish flames already burning furiously near their feet. His defiance only sealed his fate which fanned the flames hotter.
DeMolay and the three other Templars was quickly burnt “in the little island ” of the Seine “between the Augustinians and the royal garden.”
The cause of the Templars persecution has been speculated on for centuries. The main theory is with their confessions relating to this head or idol known as Baphomet, and also the possible links to Mahometanism and that Gnosticism was the secret teachings of the Temple.
The conspiracy surrounding the death of Jacques de Molay was said to be led by the surviving Templars for the destruction of the papacy and several kingdoms in Europe. The Templars would then form or align with various Secret societies such as the Freemasons, Rosicrucians, and the Illuminati who would help carry out their global plan and spread the secret Gnostic teachings throughout the world.
Interestingly, these same sects have been given credit for the French Revolution and the downfall of the French throne and yes, the spread of Gnosis (Knowledge).
Over the last few months, we have also seen the sparks of a modern French Revolution.
And just this week, a massive fire had ignited a huge wood scaffolding which was covering much of Notre Dame’s exterior.
A figure that he says looks just like a Knights Templar.
Zagami says on his blog, “As the cathedral of Notre Dame collapsed overwhelmed by flames, a strange event occurred in the upper part of the cathedral, right before the eyes of millions of viewers. A mysterious figure materialized dressed very much like a Templar Knight in a white turban which was in use in the Middle Eastern commanderies of the Knights Templars in the XIII century.
Zagami continues, “Pope Francis remained silent during the fire of Notre Dame Cathedral, and spoke for the first time about the tragedy the following morning. The first to speak was the French bishops, and as the new president of the French Bishops’ conference, Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, recalled how “nothing on this earth is made to last forever.”
Just this week, a fire was said to have originated in the Al-Marwani Prayer Hall – also known as Solomon’s Stables, which is the same exact location where the first templars lived under King Baldwin I of Jerusalem.
While French firefighters were putting out the destructive blaze at the Notre Dame Cathedral, another holistic site was also up in flames. Jerusalem‘s Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is among the holiest sites in Islam and was built almost 1,300 years ago, was struck by blaze while the monumental Catholic Church was also devastated with fire.
The fire is said to have started in the Al-Marwani Prayer Hall – also known as Solomon’s Stables – part of the same compound as Al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock.
The Knights Templars of the Temple of Solomon were a military order for the purpose of protecting pilgrims journeying into the Holy Land. It was at this time that King Baldwin I of Jerusalem had given them a portion of his palace as Templar headquarters which was directly adjacent to Muslim mosque which ancient tradition claimed was part of the Temple of Solomon, and from the designation of this building, the name of the Templars would originate.
I would like to address conspiracy theorists by stating that the modern Knights Templar order who have descended from the original Templars and are legally recognized by the United Nations adamantly claims they are not a Masonic or esoteric organization. They are strictly an ecumenical Christian order.
They do allow Freemasons to join as long as they are Christian in order to represent and defend Christian values.
In this episode of the Gnostic Warrior, I speak with author and scholar of early Christianity and Judaism, Dr. Bruce Chilton. Bruce is the author of several books such as ‘Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography’, ‘Mary Magdalene: A Biography’, and ‘Visions of the Apocalypse: Receptions of John’s Revelation in Western Imagination’, to name a few.
In this podcast Dr. Chilton discusses how in the ancient Roman Empire, the Caesars were held up as gods to the people they had ruled. People like the ancient Christians who refused to worship Caesar were often exterminated. Everyone, but the Jews. Bruce talks about the Rabbi Jesus’ Jewish upbringing and the meaning of the Messiah and Christ. He shares his knowledge of the purpose of why there is religion, the various Christian religious denominations, and the identity of the ancient Jews.
Bruce also talks about his theory that experience is everything, and how a focus on perception was both the strength and the weakness of Adolph Huxley’s approach to religion.
This interview was originally conducted by Moe on February 12, 2015 from San Diego County, California and Bruce in New York.
Around 250 BC, the Celts settled on the site which was to become the ancient city of Lutetia (Lutetia Parisiorum, “Lutetia of the Parisii”),’ and today is known as the city of Paris. It was named after a tribe of Celts known as the Parisii during the Roman era of the 1st to the 4th century. The Parisians (Pariasians)it had been said were the followers of Isis who was known as the chief goddess of the Greco-Egyptian empire. Hence, the Celtic Parisii came from the East and eventually settled in Gaul.
They are first mentioned in the Commentaries of Julius Caesar who dwelt in a district on the Seine in the town called Lutetia. The Greek geographer Strabo had written during the reign of Augustus Caesar that the Parisii live round about the Seine, having a city, called Lucotocia (Λουκοτοκία), on an island in the river”.
In this episode of the Gnostic Warrior Radio Show and Podcast, I interview the Executive Director of the Flow Genome Project and author of the new best-seller, Stealing Fire, Jamie Wheal.
He is one of the world’s most innovative experts on the neurophysiology of human performance and he has worked with top athletes, scientists, artists, business professionals, and Fortune 500 companies to help map the genome of the peak-performance state known as Flow.
Flow is when you reach optimal states of consciousness where you are totally absorbed in your task, time flies where you feel and perform your best. It’s the moment of total absorption. Time speeds up or slows down like a freeze-frame effect. Mental and physical ability go through roof, and the brain takes in more information per second, processing it more deeply.”
Jamie explains how people are using flow and these rare and controversial states of consciousness to solve critical challenges and outperform the competition. His goal is a revolution of consciousness that can be spread across the world via open source sharing so we can all lead richer, more productive, more satisfying lives.
His book, Stealing Fire is for the Prometheans of the World, AKA the Fire Stealers–crazy ones, misfits, rebels and trouble-makers–this book is about you and your crew. Complete with a forgotten origin story dating back to the mists of prehistory, filled with wild-ass anecdotes ranging from the CIA and DARPA, to Burning Man and Biohackers, if you already know what you’re part of, this is your manifesto, your tribal history, and your user manual, all in one.