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Sunday, May 1, 2022

A Generation of Vipers

Previously: Men In White

Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Just when you think you've got a hold on reality, a new rabbit hole appears and takes you into a Wonderland that you thought was not possible on this plane of existence. As of late I have stumbled into such a rabbit hole, and I want to share it with you. But before I begin a disclaimer is in order: the conclusions drawn herein are solely my own, based upon my own research, opinions, spiritual promptings and impressions. There is no way to prove anything I'm about to tell you. Please do your own praying and your own research and come to your own conclusions. I am not a prophet, I don't receive revelation from God, I have never seen an angel or had any heavenly vision or manifestation. I am just a nerd who likes to read too much and is just learning to follow the promptings of the Spirit. Please accept the possibility that everything that follows could be wrong... and with that caveat out of the way, let's dive in.

The phrase "generation of vipers" appears in the scriptures a total of five times. Four times in the New Testament and once in the Doctrine and Covenants. John the Baptist and Jesus use it in reference to the Pharisees, and Joseph Smith utters the phrase while receiving a revelation in Liberty Jail. In that revelation the Lord uses the phrase to describe those who "swear falsely against" His "servants, that they might bring them into bondage and death," as well as those who "offend" His "little ones," meaning innocent children. To these people the Lord declares that "it had been better for them that a millstone had been hanged about their necks, and they drowned in the depths of the sea" (D&C 121:18-23). God is using the word "viper" to describe extremely evil people. People who hurt children, and have no compunction about delivering His servants up to governments to be killed. A viper does not care who or what its venom is injected into. It uses its poisons to one end: self-preservation. The innocence of the victim of a snake bite matters not to the snake; these are very dangerous animals indeed. In one instance, the Lord prefaces the phrase with "ye serpents," which give us another clue as to who these people are. The serpent has always been a symbol of the great deceiver, Lucifer himself, and to those who follow him it represents his wisdom, but to those who follow Christ it is a symbol of the devil's subtlety to lie, deceive, and strike you when you're least expecting it. The symbol is ancient, and has been used by the Mystery Schools since Cain became Master Mahan. When you find the symbol of the serpent in modern society today, know that it is a trademark of the Church of the devil. That Church is alive and well, even thriving, and is preparing to unleash a torrent of miraculous events that will have the power to deceive even the very elect. Please try to open your mind as you read what follows, because your first instinct will be to not believe a single word of what they're planning to do, and they want to keep it that way. To get an idea of what's going to happen in the future we have to comprehend the past. This requires going back to the beginning, to the first one-world government, where a king named Nimrod ruled with an iron fist. 

Mythos: The Key to the Past    

We live in a world where secular knowledge has been largely suppressed. The powers that be have changed history by controlling and filtering the flow of information. To find truth in any subject requires an extensive and exhaustive search, and complete dependence upon the Holy Spirit to guide you. Much truth can be ascertained through the study of cultural myth, and unfortunately, there are things passed down through the Mystery Schools that can only be found this way. The Lord has revealed the secret oaths, covenants, signs of these organizations in the twenty-four plates of the Jaredites, but has not allowed his prophets to write them down in any scripture that we have. This is because the knowledge of those secret works was too tempting for the Jaredites, and contributed to their destruction. Alma told this to his son Helaman as follows:
And now, I will speak unto you concerning those twenty-four plates, that ye keep them, that the mysteries and the works of darkness, and their secret works, or the secret works of those people who have been destroyed, may be made manifest unto this people; yea, all their murders, and robbings, and their plunderings, and all their wickedness and abominations, may be made manifest unto this people; yea, and that ye preserve these interpreters.

For behold, the Lord saw that this people began to work in darkness, yea, work secret murders and abominations; therefore the Lord said, if they did not repent they should be destroyed from off the face of the earth. 

And the Lord said: I will prepare unto my servant Gazelem, a stone, which shall shine forth in darkness unto light, that I may discover unto my people who serve me, that I may discover unto them the works of their brethren, yea, their secret works, their works of darkness, and their wickedness and abominations. 

And now, my son, these interpreters were prepared that the word of God might be fulfilled, which he spake, saying:

I will bring forth out of darkness unto light all their secret works and their abominations; and except they repent I will destroy them from off the face of the earth; and I will bring to light all their secrets and abominations, unto every nation that shall hereafter possess the land. (Alma 37:21-25)

As you can see, the Lord desires that we know these secret works, but we have to be prepared to receive them. He specifically mentions those that will inherit the promised land. He wants us to know these things, but apparently His hands are tied, because of what happened to the Jaredites:

And now, my son, we see that they did not repent; therefore they have been destroyed, and thus far the word of God has been fulfilled; yea, their secret abominations have been brought out of darkness and make known unto us.

And now, my son, I command you that ye retain all their oaths, and their covenants, and their agreements in their secret abominations; yea, and all their signs and their wonders ye shall keep from this people, that they know them not, lest peradventure they should fall into darkness and also be destroyed. 

For behold, there is a curse upon all this land, that destruction shall come upon all those workers of darkness, according to the power of God, when they are fully ripe; therefore I desire that this people might not be destroyed. 

Therefore ye shall keep these secret plans of their oaths and their covenants from this people, and only their wickedness and their murders and their abominations shall ye make known unto them; and ye shall teach them to abhor such wickedness and abominations and murders; and ye shall also teach them that these people were destroyed on account of their wickedness and abominations and their murders. (Alma 37:26-29)

The Lord, in His mercy, has withheld the details of the oaths and covenants of Mystery Babylon. This is to protect us from becoming intrigued and joining these organizations. But the Lord never said that we were forbidden from searching these things out for ourselves. He has left us a clue as to where to find these oaths and covenants for those interested. After all, God wants us to be informed and to know the truth, for how can be face an enemy we know nothing about? Moroni offered this clue when commenting on secret combinations in the book of Ether:

And now I, Moroni, do not write the manner of their oaths and combinations, for it hath been made known unto me that they are had among all people... (Ether 8:20, Emphasis added)  

What is the common thread that has connected all people throughout the history of the earth? It is myth, passed down through both writings and oral traditions. These are the clues, the trail of bread crumbs so to speak, that the Lord has left for those who desire to know the enemy they are facing. The secular and academic world considers this path to discovering truth foolish, but the Lord has always said that the "wise" and the "prudent" in their own sight are not interested in truth, but in vanity and self-aggrandizement. They don't consider that studying the myths of ancient civilizations can uncover hidden knowledge, so they stick to archeological findings and trust credentialed historians who write peer-reviewed articles. But such history can be easily controlled and manipulated by the powers that be; this is one reason why the earth is groaning under gross darkness. God always reveals things in a way that confound the arrogant, and He does it through simple means. Many who study these things have come to believe that there is some unwritten law or code of ethics that Satan has to adhere to before he unleashes some evil scheme on the world. I think he has to publicly declare, in some form or another, what his diabolical plans are. This has been done through myth, tradition, and popular culture, including music, movies and television series in our modern era. If you look hard enough, you can find the secret plans that pervade almost every aspect of our society. They are hidden in plain sight. 

The Brotherhood of the Snake

Now let's get back to vipers. Who are these people? They are the Mystery School initiates. The serpent is a symbol of their religion. It represents wisdom and occult, or "hidden" knowledge. They believe that is what separates them from us, the profane. The serpent is a cunning, crafty, patient, and lethal hunter. It can remain hidden for hours or days when pursuing a kill. The victim is struck with venom so quickly that it has no idea where the attack came from. Then the snake patiently waits for the victim to die before consuming it. It can go between meals sometimes for months. Everything about its anatomy and way of life is slow, pre-meditated, and calculated with precise accuracy. It sheds its skin often through regeneration, and uses its tongue to smell microparticles in the air. This sense from the tongue communicates to the snake's brain whether predator or prey is close by, and is used to track the movements of these other animals with precision. What the snake lacks in eyesight is made up for by the forked tongue and the extra senses it is capable of. 

These people, the Mystery School initiates, worship the serpent as a representation of Lucifer; anciently they were called the Brotherhood of the Snake. They were a secret society, a fraternity, with secret signs, tokens, handshakes, oaths and covenants. Bill Cooper, in his book Behold a Pale Horse, explains the core beliefs of this brotherhood:
The oldest is the Brotherhood of the Snake, also called the Brotherhood of the Dragon, and it still exists under many different names. The Brotherhood of the Snake is devoted to guarding the "secrets of the ages" and to the recognition of Lucifer as the one and only true God. (p. 83)

Cooper explains that this brotherhood was also known as "the Mysteries," and that "the snake and dragon are symbols that represent wisdom" (p.86) This view is also substantiated by Manly P. Hall, who goes into much more detail on the ancient veneration of the serpent:

The serpent is true to the principle of wisdom, for it tempts man to the knowledge of himself. Therefore the knowledge of self resulted from man's disobedience to the Demiurgus, Jehovah. How the serpent came to be in the garden of the Lord after God had declared that all creatures which He had made during the six days of creation were good has not been satisfactorily answered by the interpreters of Scripture. 

The tree that grows in the midst of the garden is the spinal fire; the knowledge of the use of that spinal fire is the gift of the great serpent. Notwithstanding statements to the contrary, the serpent is the symbol and prototype of the Universal Savior, who redeems the worlds by giving creation to the knowledge of itself and the realization of good and evil. If this be not so, why did Moses raise a brazen serpent upon a cross in the wilderness that all who looked upon it might be saved from the sting of lesser snakes?

Was not the brazen serpent a prophecy of the crucified Man to come? If the serpent be only a thing of evil, why did Christ instruct His disciples to be as wise as serpents?

The accepted theory that the serpent is evil cannot be substantiated. It has long been viewed as the emblem of immortality. It is the symbol of reincarnation, or metempsychosis, because it annually sheds its skin, reappearing, as it were, in a new body. There is an ancient superstition to the effect that snakes never die except by violence and that, if injured, they would live forever. It was also believed that snakes swallowed themselves, and this resulted in their being considered emblematic of the Supreme Creator, who periodically reabsorbed His universe back into Himself...

The seven-headed snake represents the Supreme Deity manifesting through His Elohim, or Seven Spirits, by whose aid He established His universe. The coils of the snake have been used by the pagans to symbolize the motion and also the orbits of the celestial bodies, and it is probable that the symbol of the serpent twisted around the egg -- which was common to many of the ancient Mystery schools -- represented both the apparent motion of the sun around the earth, and the bands of astral light, or the great magical agent, which move about the planet incessantly...

Being symbolic of universal force, the serpent was emblematic of both good and evil... The serpent with its tail in its mouth is the symbol of eternity, for in this position the body of the reptile has neither beginning nor end. The head and tail represent the positive and negative poles of the cosmic life circuit. The initiates of the Mysteries were often referred to as serpents, and their wisdom was considered analogous to the divinely inspired power of the snake. (The Secret Teachings Of All Ages, pp. 212-214) 

Notice how Hall declares the serpent to be the prototype of the "Universal Savior"? According to Hall, the serpent "saves" us by "giving creation to the knowledge of itself." Or, in other words, the serpent makes us self-aware by imparting its wisdom and knowledge of opposites, i.e., good and evil. This is nothing but the same old bait and switch, giving Lucifer the credit for the creation of the world and bestowing the gift of intellect to man. Remember, these people believe that Lucifer is a benevolent god, the "Great Architect" of the universe, and it doesn't matter what you believe, because what they believe affects you. Later in this blog series (this one will require multiple parts) you'll learn just how pervasive those effects are. For now, just realize that the Brotherhood of the Snake has infiltrated every organized religion, and is secretly espousing its serpentine doctrine in the top echelons of religious hierarchies. Also realize that most secret societies are break-offs or satellites of this brotherhood, and have had these "secret works" passed down to them over time. The serpent philosophy dominated the Babylonian, Sumerian, Chaldean, Persian, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman Mysteries, as well as medieval groups like the Knight's Templars, the Rosicrucians, the Jesuits, the Knights of the Roundtable, and modern groups like the Skull and Bones, the Knights of Malta, the Bohemians, the Committee of 300, and their modern Anglo-American front groups like the Bilderbergers, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and all the way up to the United Nations. These people control the world. To understand what they are planning, you have to know the ancient history of Babylon, where it all began. 

King Nimrod and the "Watchers"

Nimrod is a Biblical character that is rarely talked about. The name itself has become somewhat of a pejorative in our modern lexicon, akin to moron or idiot. However, the truth about this insidious man has been deliberately suppressed by the Mystery schools. The secret knowledge about who Nimrod really was is a major part of the religion of Lucifer. Nimrod was the link between the antediluvian and postdiluvian secret societies. He instituted the first totalitarian dictatorship, i.e., the first kingdom. He is only mentioned briefly in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and was known as a great hunter. Here is what the Bible says:
And Cush [son of Ham] begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. (Genesis 10:8-9)

The phrase before the Lord doesn't mean what you think it does at first glance. In Hebrew, other translations of before include "against, opposite, and contrary to." Consider also that the commandment not to "have other gods before me," is used in a similar vein. The Bible is telling us that Nimrod's a bad guy. In the Book of Mormon Nimrod is mentioned as the name of a valley that the brother of Jared was led into to prepare a vessel to sail to the promised-land. It says that the valley was named after the "mighty hunter," corroborating the Biblical account. 

What does it mean to be a "mighty one in the earth"? This is where it gets interesting. The Bible also offers this background information on Nimrod:

And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, and Resen between Calah and Nineveh: the same is a great city. (Genesis 10:11-13)

Shinar is roughly translated as "country of two rivers." This would put Shinar in the heart of ancient Mesopotamia, where the Tigris and Euphrates rivers are, or somewhere close to modern Iraq. After the tower of Babel was destroyed the capital city was moved to Nineveh, the "great city," and was apparently built by Asshur, who is named as a son of Shem in Genesis 10:22. The name Assyria is derived from Asshur, and is named by Isaiah as the country that the last-days dictator, the king of Assyria, will hail from. The cities mentioned in the scripture above made up the known world at that time, and Nimrod ruled over all of it, with an iron first. 

All the other historical data we have on Nimrod comes from Apocryphal works like the books of Jasher and Jubilees, and myths and legends that have been passed down throughout different cultures. From this we can piece together how Nimrod fits into the Mystery Religion. But before we dive in, a word of caution is in order. The Apocrypha consists of many books that were lost or removed from the Bible, and according to the Lord, there is a mixture of truth and error in them, and the only way to know the difference is through the Spirit. Here is what He said:

Verily, thus sayeth the Lord unto you concerning the Apocrypha--There are many things contained therein that are true, and it is mostly translated correctly; there are many things contained therein that are not true, which are interpolations by the hands of men. Verily, I say unto you, that it is not needful that the Apocrypha should be translated.  Therefore, whoso readeth it, let him understand, for the Spirit manifesteth truth; and whoso is enlightened by the Spirit shall obtain benefit therefrom; and whoso receiveth not the Spirit, cannot be benefited. Therefore it is not needful that it should be translated. Amen. (D&C Section 91)

I think it's interesting that the Lord said that the Apocrypha is mostly translated correctly, which means that we can benefit a lot from reading it. Yet at the same time the only way to know the truth is by the power of the Holy Ghost. Keep this in mind as we dive further down this rabbit hole; it's a deep one, and it's going to take multiple posts to cover everything. 

Let's get back to Nimrod and what it means to be mighty. There is a link between giants, mighty men, and men of renown in the scriptures. This link is described in both the Genesis account and the re-translated book of Moses, only with subtle changes. The book of Moses tells the story this way:

And Noah and his sons hearkened unto the Lord, and gave heed, and they were called the sons of God. And when these men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, the sons of men saw that those daughters were fair, and they took them wives, even as they chose

And the Lord said unto Noah: The daughters of thy sons have sold themselves; for behold mine anger is kindled against the sons of men, for they will not hearken to my voice. And it came to pass that Noah prophesied, and taught the things of God, even as it was in the beginning. 

And the Lord said unto Noah: My Spirit shall not always strive with man, for he shall know that all flesh shall die; yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years; and if men do not repent, I will send in the floods upon them. And in those days there were giants on the earth, and they sought Noah to take away his life; but the Lord was with Noah, and the power of the Lord was upon him. 

And the Lord ordained Noah after his own order, and commanded him that he should go forth and declare his Gospel unto the children of men, even as it was given unto Enoch. And it came to pass that Noah called upon the children of men that they should repent; but they hearkened not unto his words;

And also, after that they had heard him, they came up before him, saying: Behold, we are the sons of God; have we not taken unto ourselves the daughters of men? And are we not eating and drinking, and marrying and giving in marriage? And our wives bear unto us children, and the same are mighty men, which are like unto men of old, men of great renown. And they hearkened not unto the words of Noah...

And the Lord said: I will destroy man whom I have created, from the face of the earth, both man and beast, and the creeping things, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth Noah that I have created them, and that I have made them; and he hath called upon me; for they have sought his life... 

The earth was corrupt before God, and it was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt, for all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth. (Moses 8:13-21, 26, 28-29, Emphases added)

In the Genesis account the term sons of God is substituted for sons of men quoted in Moses 8:14 above. This mistranslation has given birth to a plethora of confusion. There is an account in the book of Enoch that the sons of God described in Genesis were actually "fallen angels" who came down to the earth and copulated with mortal women. The offspring of which became the giants, which in Hebrew is translated as the Nephilim. According to the book of Enoch, these fallen angels, also known as the "Watchers," taught man sorcery, incantations, witchcraft, the dividing of roots and trees (this is more than just herbology, this is how to use herbs like mushrooms that cause hallucinations to have "spiritual" experiences), as well as astrology, astronomy, and alchemy. The book of Enoch goes into great detail about these Watchers, how they conspired in heaven before they came down, and swore oaths to each other, that there were two hundred of them, and even naming their leaders, chief among them was an angel named Samyaza. 

But in the account of Moses it was the sons of men that came in unto the daughters of the sons of God, i.e., Noah and his progeny. Sons of God is a phrase that describes those who have covenanted with Christ and have been spiritually adopted by Him. The sons of men, in my opinion, is an appellation for those who have not entered into such a covenant. I believe the story of the Watchers in the book of Enoch is therefore a myth and an interpolation of men. However, what about the giants? What about the mighty men and the men of renown? How does all this fit into the picture? Notice that the sons of men refer to themselves as the sons of God in Moses 8:21? And they are bragging about the children being born to them becoming these men of renown, the mighty men of old. What in the world are they talking about? And finally, what does the Lord mean that "all flesh had corrupted its way upon the earth"? What was going on that was so bad that God was constrained to destroy all flesh from off the face of the earth?

This, my friends, is where it gets interesting. What in the world were the antediluvians up to? In my opinion, they were genetically altering human DNA to create a superior race of people. The word renown means famous and legendary, describing men with superhuman strength and abilities. And the word mighty means "having or showing great skill, strength, or force," and "imposing in size, degree, or extent." If my theory is correct, then the "Watchers" were not really fallen angels with resurrected bodies, who came and slept with human women, but were actually evil spirits, demons who followed Satan, who never received physical bodies. I believe these demons actually did teach men sorcery, witchcraft, astrology, alchemy, and everything else described in the book of Enoch, as well as the science of DNA manipulation and alteration. Why? To get men to create chimera bodies for them to possess. A chimera is "an organism, organ, or part consisting of two or more tissues of different genetic composition, produced as a result of an organ transplant, grafting, or genetic engineering." 

The other accounts of this pre-flood phenomena are recorded in the books of the Jubilees and the book of Jasher. The book of the Jubilees agrees with the fallen angel theory of the book of Enoch:

When the children of men began to multiply on the face of the earth and daughters were born unto them, and the angels of God saw them on a certain year of the jubilee, that they were beautiful, and they took themselves wives of all whom they chose, and they gave birth to their sons and they were giants. 

Because of them lawlessness increased on the earth and all flesh corrupted its way. Men and cattle and beasts and birds and everything that walked on the earth were all corrupted in their ways and their orders, and they began to devour each other. Lawlessness increased on the earth and the imagination and thoughts of all men were continually, totally evil. 

God looked upon the earth, and saw that it was corrupt, and all flesh had corrupted its orders, and all that were on the earth had committed all manner of evil before His eyes. (The Book of the Jubilees: The Little Genesis; The Apocalypse of Moses, Chapter 5, verse 1-3) 

The book of Jasher, however, is more inline with my own opinion, that it was men who corrupted the DNA of all flesh on earth, not fallen angels from heaven:

And all the sons of men departed from the ways of the Lord in those days as they multiplied upon the face of the earth with sons and daughters, and they taught one another their evil practices and they continued sinning against the Lord.

And every man made unto himself a god, and they robbed and plundered every man his neighbor as well as his relative, and they corrupted the earth, and the earth was filled with violence. 

And their judges and rulers went to the daughters of men and took their wives by force from their husbands according to their choice, and the sons of men in those days took from the cattle of the earth, the beasts of the field, and the fowls of the air, and taught the mixture of animals of one species with the other, in order therewith to provoke the Lord; and God saw the whole earth and it was corrupt, for flesh had corrupted its ways upon the earth, all men and animals

And the Lord said, I will blot out man that I created from the face of the earth, yea from man to the birds of the air, together with cattle and beasts that are in the field for I repent that I made them.

And all men who walked in the ways of the Lord in those days, before the Lord brought the evil upon man which he had declared, for this was from the Lord, that they should not see the evil which the Lord spoke of concerning the sons of men. 

And Noah found grace in the sight of the Lord, and the Lord chose him and his children to raise up seed from them upon the face of the whole earth.  (The Book of Jasher, Chapter 4, versus 16-21, Emphases added)

As you can see, the sons of men practiced idolatry, socialism (robbing and plundering their neighbors), fornication under the consent of the king (like medieval England), and wait for it... "the mixture of animals of one species with the other," or in other words, genetic modification, or Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) Is this sounding familiar yet? Keep in mind that this genetic alteration and "mixing" was happening with both men and animals. And why is this important for us today? Because of what the Lord declared to his disciples in Jerusalem:

But as it was in the days of Noah, so it shall be also at the coming of the Son of Man. (Joseph Smith--Matthew 1:41)

The Mystery of the Seed of the Serpent 

There is a scripture found in both Genesis and the book of Moses that has always been puzzling to me. After the serpent had tempted Eve into partaking of the forbidden fruit, God told him (Satan) that He would place enmity between his seed and the seed of the woman:
And I, the Lord God, said unto the serpent: Because thou hast done this thou shalt be cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of they life;

And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, between thy seed and her seed; he shall bruise they head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. (Moses 4:20-21, Emphasis added) 

We have to ask the question here: is God talking about a physical snake or Satan himself? And if Satan, then how can a spiritual entity have seed? When a snake strikes a person it usually bites the lower part of the body, and depending on the kind and severity of venom it has it leaves a bruise as the poison begins to travel through the body, but a man can simply stomp on its head to kill it. Is God trying to tell us something in this parable? Is God really talking about the obvious characteristics of snakes or is he trying to reveal a deeper mystery? I believe it is the latter. The scripture in Moses says "and in those days there were giants on the earth"... where did they come from? Who was their lineage through? Did God actually create them? Were they part of the seed of the woman or did they come from somewhere else? We are not told anything about the history of the giants, except that they were present in the days of Enoch and Noah. Could these have been the chimera bodies created for the demons who followed Satan? Was this something he offered to the third of God's children that followed him in the preexistence? I am not asking you to believe me, I am just asking you to logically think about it. 

Why did so many spirits follow Satan in the war in heaven? What could possibly have been so appealing about never getting a physical body? It doesn't make any sense that any would follow him, unless he promised to provide them bodies of their own. To see just how badly these spirits wanted physical bodies, all one has to do is simply read the New Testament, most of what Jesus' healing consisted of was casting out demons. It only makes sense that the giant bodies were possessed by evil spirits, because all of the Apocryphal works describe them as being bloodthirsty, violent, and having an insatiable appetite. In other words, the spirits who possessed them were so thrilled to have a body that they literally had no control over themselves. Here is how Enoch recounts it:

Then they [the Watchers] took wives, each choosing for himself; whom they began to approach, and with whom they cohabited; teaching them sorcery, incantations, and the dividing of roots and trees. And the women conceiving brought forth giants, whose stature was each three hundred cubits. These devoured all which the labor of men produced; until it became impossible to feed them; when they turned themselves against men, in order to devour them; and began to injure birds, beasts, reptiles, and fishes, to eat their flesh one after another, and to drink their blood. (The Book of Enoch, Chapter 7, verses 10-14)

Now think about this. Remember D. Christian Markham's theme throughout his book Two Churches Only? God creates and Satan imitates. Jesus Christ was the only being in this creation cycle to have been the progeny of a Father in Heaven and an earthly mother. He was the literal Son of God, part God, and part human. Now think of every myth and superhero story that you know. Was is the common thread? They are part god and part human; a mixture of heavenly and earthly seed. A few ancient heroes that come to mind that fit this description are Hercules, Apollo, Dionysus, Prometheus, Krishna, Brahmin, Buddha, Horus, Thor, and on and on and on. The myth of the Watchers follows this same pattern. They were “gods” who came down to earth and mated with women to create a race of god-men, men of renown, mighty men, or superheroes. I believe this interpolation was included in the book of Enoch and Jubilees to perpetuate the Satanic myth that a race of gods have been created on this earth different from Jesus Christ. Christ comes from the seed of the woman, the giants come from the seed of the serpent, but the serpent seed wasn't created from fallen angels, it was the result of genetic manipulation and cloning. But it is real, the giants were real, they survived the flood, and the Old Testament is replete with evidence about their existence. 

When I wrote my book on war in 2014, I was truly puzzled as to why God would command Moses, Joshua, and Caleb to march into surrounding civilizations and kill every living soul, including women and children, and take their possessions and their lands. In contrast, Captain Moroni's volunteer army was fighting only to defend their families, lands, freedom, and religion from the tyranny of Amalickiah and Ammoron. The Old Testament and Book of Mormon seem diametrically opposed when it comes to preemptive and defensive warfare. I chalked this conundrum up to two different possibilities: either these parts of the Bible were mistranslated or there were special circumstances that justified God and the Israelites in their actions. I am now leaning toward the latter. 

Now indulge me for just a moment. What if the Amalekites, Hittites, Jebusites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Horites... were descendants of the giants? What if they were hybrid chimeras (able to reproduce) that survived the flood and were inhabited by evil spirits?  If that were the case then the usual rules of warfare would not apply because the enemy would not be human. God would be justified in destroying these races from off the face of the earth because the spirits that possessed these bodies rejected His plan in the pre-existence. Remember, demons are able to possess both human and animal bodies, so a hybrid chimera of a creature somewhere in between would be a cinch. I know this sounds crazy, but as I said in the beginning of this post, sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Just pause for a moment and think about all the genres of fiction that have shaped our ideas of what monsters, creatures, and animal/human hybrids look like. There is no shortage of these mythical creatures on movies and television series, we are obsessed with them! Think of the creatures in the Lord of the Rings, the Alien and Predator movies, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Godzilla. Or movies about Bigfoot, zombies, vampires, mummies, yetis, or other supernatural phenomenon. And don't forget the anthropomorphic cartoons that our children love like Kung Fu Panda, Zootopia, Disney's Robinhood, and Madagascar. We love to give animals human characteristics on the big screen, but where did this idea originate from? Remember what the book of Ecclesiastes says:

The thing that hath been, is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9, Emphasis added)

There is nothing new under the sun. Satan is doing that which has been done in other worlds. Remember that God put enmity between the seed of the woman and the seed of the serpent. If my theory about the giants is correct, then the Old Testament testifies of that enmity. Have you ever heard of the Annunaki? They are supposed to be ancient aliens/gods who came from another planet and performed genetic experiments on caveman to create homo sapiens. This is an ancient Sumerian myth as old as Nimrod and his Mesopotamian empire. There are people who believe this today, among them Jordan Maxwell and Zecharia Sitchin, the latter of which is a 33rd degree Freemason. Can you see how this story mimics the "Watchers" from the book of Enoch? Ancient god-men coming down and performing genetic experiments to create a superior race? Well, it just so happens that there was a race of people in the Old Testament called the Anakim. And they were a race of giants. God commanded the Israelites to destroy them but they were terrified of them. The book of Numbers recounts what the spies said that Moses sent to scout the land of the children of Anak:

And they told him, and said, We came unto the land wither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. 

The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan. And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. 

But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. (Numbers 13:27-33), Emphases added) 

Not only where these giants cannibals, they were enormous. If what Enoch said about the height of the giants was really true (that they were 300 cubits high, or about 450 feet tall), then the children of Israel would really seem like grasshoppers to them. Can you imagine how terrified you would be if you were a soldier in the Israelite army? Notice that the term Annunaki and Anakim seem similar? They have the same root words of ana and aki. What if the myth of the Annunaki was just a corruption of this Biblical account mixed with the Watchers from the book of Enoch? What if all ancient myths were derived from some modicum of truth? How about the Horites, mentioned a few times in the Old Testament? They were most likely cave-dwellers because the term Horite means those who dwell in caves. Well these people are a perfect match for the Morlocks in H.G. Wells 1885 novel, The Time Machine. And the Amorites dwelled in the mountains, and we hear of myths of bigfoots and yetis also dwelling in mountains. In Amos 2:9 they are described as being the height of cedars and as strong as oaks. Also consider that although the etymology of the word Amalekites is unclear, one of the possible meanings is "one who licks blood," lining up with the myths of vampires and other blood sucking creatures. The name Hittites means "terrible" or "fearsome," the name Jebusites means to "trample down," and the name Hivites means "tent-dwellers" or "serpents." Are you beginning to get the picture of what Moses, Joshua, and Caleb were up against? This is something straight out of a horror movie. The only way they would've been able to defeat such enemies is through the power of  God, through the order of the higher priesthood and the sealing power; the power to command the elements. Enoch had this power and it was enough to make the giants stand afar off from Zion. 

Before I close this post we have to examine the name of the Canaanites. The name comes from Canaan the son of Ham, and "it is a transliteration of an Aramaic name meaning 'zealot'." The land of Canaan was the promised land that would later become Israel. Moses and the children of Israel were commanded to take it from the Canaanites, but because of disobedience it took forty years to obtain and they never actually conquered the Canaanites. The word "zealot" is an interesting term, because the ancient Phoenician Canaanites were extremely religious people. They celebrated pagan holy days worshipping the sun, the moon, and the stars. They were a cult that sprang from the Mystery Religion of Nimrod, which is what part 2 of this Viper series is going to cover. Part of their religion involved cannibalism, because the Mystery Religion required human sacrifice to gods like Molech and Baal. And after the victim was killed, the cult members would often drink the blood, because they believed it would give them vitality and immortality. Satanic cults still do this today, and I'm not talking about your local punk/kid devil worshippers. I'm talking about world elites in powerful religions, governments, and Hollywood. The worship of Molech and Baal is alive and well today. In fact, the very word cannibal is derived from the religion of the Canaanites. It is a combination of the words Canaan and Baal. As you can see, someone wants you to know where this wacky stuff came from. It is hidden in plain sight. 

Stay tuned for Vipers Part II: The Mystery Religion of Nimrod and the Tower of Babel...

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Men in White

Previously: They Seek Deep to Hide Their Counsels from the Lord


A new interpretation of the man in the white robe in Lehi's dream began circulating in the remnant movement almost a decade ago. Before then it seemed as if no one noticed his presence at all. Like me, most probably assumed that the man was placed there by God to help Lehi find the Tree of Life. But a second look in between the lines tells a different story. Clearly, the man in white was an obstacle for Lehi, a stumbling block placed in his way to distract him from the path. This 2015 post from an abandoned blog explains the interpretation well, but in this post I'm going to attempt to extract a deeper meaning that will hopefully shed some new light on this spiritual object lesson.

White represents purity, which makes this part of Lehi's dream seem ambiguous. White robes are mentioned a few other times in scripture in regards to the righteous. Nephi was shown John the revelator wearing a white robe, Joseph Smith described Moroni (or Nephi according to some) as wearing a robe of "exquisite whiteness," and Jesus himself was wearing a white robe when he descended to visit the Nephites. In the book of Revelations John sees that those who sacrificed their lives for the testimony of Christ were given white robes, as well as those who came out of great tribulation and washed their robes white in the blood of the Lamb.  Why then, in this one instance of scripture, is a white robe being attributed to man who is placed in Lehi's path to deceive him and lead him astray? I think it all comes down to one word: perception. 

God is trying to teach us that impostors also wear white robes, many of which we perceive to be righteous. White is a very symbolic color in the traditions of the Church, especially in temple worship. When endowments are taken out the initiate usually has family and friends that go with them, all dressed in white, and after they come through the veil they have a joyous reunion in the mostly white Celestial Room. That leaves powerful impressions on the mind, at least it did for me, and nostalgic associations of the color white with purity, joy, righteousness, and eternal progression. These impressions can become etched in a persons subconscious mind, and can lead to a conditioned response when they see images of what they perceive to be righteous men dressed in white. This response includes a feeling of acceptance, of non-skepticism, of letting down the walls of protection and opening the mind to teachings of such men, like say this one in the picture below:

Doesn't that feel nice? President Nelson is dressed in an all-white suit, surrounded by white statues of Saints with his hand on Peter's white key of "authority." Where is he? At the Vatican visiting the Pope, also a man dressed in white. Isn't it soothing? It makes a person feel like they have God's approval and everything is taken care of and under control. These guys got us, obviously they have "keys," just believe and trust in them. God wants them to consort with leaders of powerful churches to hasten his work. Everything is going to be OK. The kingdom is in "good hands," and is built upon the "rock" of Peter's authority, which has been given to President Nelson. 

Can you "feel" all the emotions this picture invokes? You can almost observe the myriad messages and thoughts dancing across your mind as you gaze at it. It's almost as if this was purposeful photographic propaganda... "sssh child, don't question the men in white, they have connections with heaven, they have your paperwork and your ticket to salvation, don't bite that hand that feeds you spiritually, there, there, go back to sleep."

With that sardonic introduction, let's analyze the few verses (1 Nephi 8:5-8) in Lehi's dream that describe this man in the white robe:
And it came to pass that I saw a man, and he was dressed in a white robe; and he came and stood before me.
Lehi's dream begins in a "dark and dreary wilderness" (verse 4), and while in this wasteland the man "stood before" him, meaning directly in his way. Church leaders claim they stand between us and the Lord, true they don't say this outright, but it is implied in the teachings of the Church. For example, you cannot attend the temple if you do not sustain the President of the Church as prophet, seer, and revelator. Most members conflate temple services with worship of Jesus Christ, so you can't worship Christ without acknowledging that some man is president of a corporation. Of course, this is idolatry,  Nephi said that the Lord employeth no servant to stand between us and him. 
And it came to pass that he spake unto me, and bade me follow him. 

The man did two things here, he spoke to Lehi and admonished him to follow him. We are not told what he said, but it was more than just "follow me" because of the conjunction and. He "spake unto me, and bade me follow him." Is this not what modern-day leaders of churches do to their followers? They deliver sermons and lectures to keep them active in their respective sects, to keep the tithing flows coming, and to keep the pastors adored. 

And it came to pass that as I followed him I beheld myself that I was in a dark and dreary waste. 

Following the man is getting Lehi nowhere. As he followed him he found that he was still in the wasteland. This mode of worship is nonproductive. It does not lead to the Tree of Life. 

After I had traveled for the space of many hours in darkness, I began to pray unto the Lord that he would have mercy on me, according to the multitude of his tender mercies.  

Now the punchline. Lehi had been in darkness for hours. Notice it is not just a dreary waste, the man had led him into darkness. And it was only after Lehi had prayed for mercy that the Lord delivered him and showed him the spacious field and the distant Tree of Life. The Lord showed him the gate to ascension, the straight and narrow path. The man in white either had no idea where he was going, i.e., was a blind man attempting to lead other blind men, or he was a wolf in sheep's clothing deliberately attempting to deceive Lehi. The message is clear: don't follow a man

In 1832, the Lord declared to Joseph Smith the status of the world. He said "the whole world lieth in sin, and groaneth under darkness," and then he told him why:

And by this you may know that they are under the bondage of sin, because they come not unto me. For whoso cometh not unto me is under the bondage of sin. And whoso receiveth not my voice is not acquainted with my voice, and is not of me. And by this ye may know the righteous from the wicked, and that the whole world groaneth under sin and darkness even now. (D&C 84:50-53, Emphasis added)

The quickest way to "come not unto" Christ is to put your trust in and follow a man. This causes our spirits to "groan" under complete darkness. It feels good to the carnal man to trust in worldly comforts such as riches, and in worldly "authorities" such as government and religious leaders. But it feels like death to our spirits, which know better. That's why those who engage in idolatry feel incomplete and unhappy, often relying on drugs, the pursuit of riches, or other addictions to fill the void. Satan understands this phenomenon and capitalizes on it. He has set up his own paradigm of opposites, a false dichotomy to you deceive you into calling evil good, and good evil. If you can control both sides of an argument, you can control the minds of those engaged in it. This is known as the Hegelian Dialectic, and has been used by conspirators for centuries to shape and mold societies.

It basically goes something like this: you create a problem/narrative, then you create an opposition to that problem/narrative, you let people argue, divide, and fractionalize over it, then you create a "solution" that solidifies more control into the hands of those who created it in the first place. I have to hand it to the devil here, this is utter genius, and has allowed him to control the entire world. This has been symbolized in Freemasonry by the black and white checker board, because Satan wants control of both good and evil. Notice the LDS leaders wear both white and black suits depending on the occasion, I don't think this is inconsequential. The opposites create a narrative in the mind that you are totally unaware of, a level of propaganda so deeply embedded into your subconscious that you won't catch it unless you are familiar with the philosophies of Mystery Babylon. 

Let's go down the rabbit hole...

Black and White: Its Ultimate Meaning

In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus forbade swearing oaths, I wrote about that here. He ended that part of the sermon with this teaching:
Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair black or white. (Mathew 5:363 Nephi 12:36

Why would he use black and white in relation to hair color? Not everyone's hair is black or white; most consist of a shade somewhere in between. Well, Jesus is using these colors to show the futility of swearing oaths. Swearing or covenanting with an organization, society, fraternity, or religion will not change reality. Black and white (right and wrong, truth and error, slavery and freedom, opposites, etc.) already exists under the parameters that God has established; no one can change that. Those who swear oaths to Mystery Babylon believe that good is evil, and evil is good, and that Lucifer is the creator of those opposites. They want to control both good and evil; that's why Satan launched a campaign at the beginning of this creation to usurp religion. 

Those older than me will remember the false preacher that used to be in the temple endowment ceremony before 1990; he was collegiately trained in the ministry to preach "orthodox religion" to people for money. It makes sense why LDS leaders removed this from the endowment; they are essentially doing the same thing. Whatever the motives were for removing the preacher matter little, because the deeper message has been omitted, which is: Satan desires to control organized religion. Why? So that he can surreptitiously manipulate the true meaning of good and evil. He wants a monopoly on those concepts, because when you control both sides of an argument, you control the mind. And what better way to accomplish that then by skewing the lines of right and wrong? 

Let's consider a few teachings that emanated from the LDS Church that have done this very thing. The sin of adultery was transformed through the teaching of "celestial marriage" and polygamy from a vile sin into a requirement for exaltation. Murder was changed from a gross crime to being "necessary" to atone for certain sins that Christ's atonement would not cover. And "lying for the Lord" became a virtue when it was necessary to keep back "mysteries" like plural marriage from the lay members of the Church. In just those three examples it is easy to see how the lines of right and wrong have been subtly entwined. Now times that by ad infinitum and that is what Satan has been doing here in this world ("that which has been done in other worlds"), in every other religion and philosophy. 

I think it no coincidence that Lehi was shown the iron rod after he stopped following the man in white and prayed unto the Lord. It is only through the word of God that one can discover the true meaning of right and wrong, meanings that those who swear by their heads are powerless to change. The iron rod refers to things "as they are." For instance, murder and adultery are crimes, having many wives and concubines are equated with evil, lying is declared a sin, and those who engage in it are "thrust down to hell." Just like that, the iron rod has boldly destroyed the entire foundation of the Brighamite Church, without compunction. But why is that so hard for so many to see? Because they are confused as to what is really good and what is really evil; they have rested the scriptures in exchange for "blind guides" who lead them astray. 

But Satan's shenanigans are much bigger than the subjugation of just one church; he wants them all. And so he has organized a fraternity who swear "by the oaths of the ancients," to infiltrate every religion and to plant the false dichotomy of the Luciferian concepts of opposites. A false paradigm meant to blend the lines of right and wrong like a painter mixes colors. Black and white are at the opposite ends of the color spectrum; white reflects all light and black absorbs it. Me and my kids love to watch old episodes of Bob Ross, and it is fascinating to see him mix his color. When he wants to add a dimension of light to a mountain, or a forest, or a lake, he simply adds a little white to the paint, and whatever he is painting becomes three-dimensional. The light makes it look real. And when he adds black to darken a color it makes the light stand out even more. Painting is nothing more than the manipulation of various shades of black and white. Notice how the mountains stand out in the painting below. Can you see where the light is hitting them and how it creates the ridgelines?

Although the painting is beautiful, it's not real. It's the manipulation of light and color on a blank canvas. It tricks the mind into believing it is viewing a real mountain landscape, and it invokes all the feelings and emotions that one would experience if they were standing physically in a place like this. The emotions are real, but the painting is not. I'm not trying to say that paintings are evil, I certainly love good artwork (especially Bob Ross), but there is a lesson to be learned here. Just as a master painter can manipulate color to create an optical illusion, Satan can use the mediums of religion and philosophy to create moral illusions. Look at the mountains again, specifically at the ridgeline in the middle of the painting. One side is light and one side is dark, but both are illusions. Neither one is real. Yet it feels aesthetically pleasing. When we look at a painting, our logical minds know that it is not real, but the subconscious mind doesn't know the difference. As far as it is concerned, we might as well be standing in that beautiful place. 

Similarly, when we learn something in Church history that sears our conscience, like adultery and pedophilia becoming justified through plural marriage, at first we are incensed. That is the conscious mind knowing the painting isn't real. But then we begin to learn the "justifications" for the doctrine, like that an angel appeared to Joseph and "made him do it," or that there was a "revelation" from the Lord declaring it to be the highest ordinance in the gospel, and our subconscious minds begin to take over. They begin to make the painting real. The different shades of black and white (light and darkness) begin to blend until the mind can't tell one from the other. We rationalize the doctrine by thinking things like the following: it was revealed for a higher purpose that we can't understand, some day when we get the Celestial Kingdom we will be able to live this law because we will be perfect, God uses it sometimes to raise up seed, God created more women then men so it only makes sense that we will live it in the afterlife, God sometimes contradicts his own commandments like when he commanded Nephi to kill Laban, etc. 

The rationalizations can go on ad infinitum, until a beautiful and mysterious painting with depth perception and intricate detail has been created in the subconscious mind. And instead of learning how painters manipulate color, the mind is content to leave this "mystery" alone and get lost in the beauty of it. The beauty creates complacency and carnal security, much like the image of President Nelson in his white suit holding onto to Peter's white key. Now look at Bob Ross's painting again. Does it not create a feeling of serenity in your mind? Does it not calm your autonomic nervous system? Does it not create a longing to be in that place? But what is really behind those oil-based colors? Nothing but manufactured white canvas. And what is really behind the doctrine of plural marriage? Adultery... just plain old... adultery. 

Polygamy is just one example of how Satan creates moral illusions, and he has literally done this with every commandment and principle that God has ever revealed. But God has given us the iron rod to wade through the mists of darkness that these illusions create, and he has also revealed Satan's tells to us. Every poker player has a "tell" that gives him away, and Satan is no different. His Achilles heel is his pride, and his biggest tell is that he can't help but place his insignias on his works, i.e., he signs his paintings with symbols. He always does this, and if you look hard enough you can find his trademark in every organized religion, in every government, in global organizations, in many corporations, in military symbols, in schools, in courts,... literally everywhere. But the ground floor for this symbology is found in Masonic temples, literally on the ground... floor... in something called the Mosaic Pavement. 

Ritualistic Ground Zero

What you're looking at is a Masonic Mosaic Pavement on the floor of a Masonic temple. The word mosaic comes from the Latin word musivum which the Romans used to describe cubed decorations brought together to imitate a painting. The derivation goes all the back to Moses (mos), who etymologists surmise used colored stones to create a pavement in the tabernacle. Freemasons believe that this very mosaic of black and white stones was part of the design of the temple of Solomon. Despite being no evidence to substantiate this belief, there is one reference in the New Testament that seems to suggest that this mosaic design was part of the judgement seat in the Jerusalem temple. In the gospel of St. John, Pilate brought Jesus to a place called the "Pavement" when the chief priests were shouting to crucify him:
When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. (John 19:13)

The Greek word translated for pavement is lithostroton, which literally means stone-strewn, which could be describing a mosaic pavement formed of ornamental stones of varying colors. The Hebrew word Gabbatha means heap or haughtiness, and was probably used in this Biblical context to describe an elevated podium, such as a judgment seat or altar. It was believed that the Sanhedrin held councils on such a pavement in the courts of the Jewish temple. Here is what Albert Mackey said about the Pavement in the Encyclopedia of Freemasonry:

The mosaic pavement is an old symbol of the Order. It is met with the earliest rituals of the last century. It is classed among the ornaments of the lodge along with the indented tessel and the blazing star. It's party-colored stones of black and white have been readily and appropriately interpreted as symbols of the evil and good in human life. 

There is some ambiguity about the derivation of the "indented tessel." Mackey explains that in some of the earliest Catechisms of the 18th Century, it was rendered indented tarsel, which is a corruption of tassel. And going back further to the English and French tracing boards of the First Degree, trestle-boards or tessellated borders were used, with each corner having a tassel. The four tassels represented "the four principle points, the Guttural, Pectoral, Manual, and Pedal, and through them to the four cardinal virtues, Temperance, Fortitude, Prudence, and Justice" (source). In the image below you can see the tessellated border, or the tracing board:

As you can see the border is similar to a fringe, like a fringed flag in a U.S. court room. Remember a fringed flag is NOT a United States flag, it is a military flag flown in a conquered territory. I wrote about that here. The Hebrew word tsitsith connotes both fringes and tassels, which are symbolic of remembrance of duty to God. The children of Israel were admonished to sew fringes on the borders of their garments to remind them to keep God's commandments. 

The word tessellated is derived from the Latin word tessela, which means "a little square stone." Freemasons believe that the floor in king Solomon's temple was "tessellated," meaning checkered, and that the fringed border around the checkered pavement represented "cords." This is where it gets interesting. In French Freemasonry the "indented tessel" represents "a cord forming true-lover's knots," and in the German tradition it is called die Schnur von starken Faden, which means, "a cord of strong threads." In all traditions of masonry the cord of fringes and tassels forms a boarder around the checkered floor; remember the white and black stones represent both good and evil. The message in this symbolism is that Lucifer (the true god of Freemasonry), controls good and evil and all things represented in the Pavement, which includes you and me. He is showing this by "binding" the Pavement with his "strong cords." This makes Nephi's statement in 2 Nephi 26:22 even more interesting:
And there are also secret combinations, even as in times of old, according to the combinations of the devil, for he is the founder of all these things; yea, the founder of murder, and works of darkness; yea, and he leadeth them by the neck with a flaxen cord, until he bindeth them with his strong cords forever. (Emphasis added)

Who is the "them" that Nephi is referring to? Those who comprise the "secret combinations," which the devil is the founder of. Nephi had to be shown these things in vision, or how else would he know that adepts are literally led around by the neck during Masonic initiation rituals? Here is a brief description of rituals performed in the modern Blue Lodge:

The Blue Lodge initiation ceremony is filled with symbols and rituals. For the initiation ceremony, the inductee removes all of their clothing, shoes and jewelry. They are given a garment to wear that has one leg rolled up and the left breast remains bare. The candidate is blindfolded for the first portion and then led around by a rope around his neck. As the candidate approaches the oath of secrecy, the sharp point of a sword is placed against his left breast symbolizing justice and knowledge that God will reward him according to his works. The candidate will walk in a circle, which symbolizes the mystical links to the past. (Source, Emphasis added)

These rituals are not modern. They were performed by the Egyptian mystery schools anciently, or as Nephi said, "in times of old." In Part 1 of Two Churches Only Volume I, Markham reveals the first seven degrees of Egypt, and the fourth degree is when the rope is placed around the aspirants neck:

He was handed a sword and a shield and taken through dark passages. He met certain persons, presenting frightful appearances, carrying torches and serpents. He was attacked, with the cry of PANIS! He defended himself bravely, but was taken prisoner, his eyes were bandaged and a cord placed around his neck. Dragging him into a hall, the specters disappeared. (p. 75, Emphasis added)

By using the word "flaxen," Nephi is describing a weak cord. The rope used in rituals is often the hangmen's noose, which is made of smaller fibers of flax or other material threaded and wound together. The typical noose has around 440 total threads. In the Egyptian mysteries, after the rope is placed around the initiates neck, he is led into another room where his blindfolds are removed. He hears a speech from a "King" who afterword gives him a sword and tells him to proceed into a cave and cut the head off of the next person he sees. Upon entering the cave he sees a beautiful woman, not a real one, but a model of one. After severing the head, he brings it back to the monarch who declares the head to be that of Gorgon, or the wife of Typhon. Remember Typhon is the bad guy in the Fable of Osiris, and is also known as Set. His wife represents the woman who John the revelator described in the Book of Revelations; the woman in the wilderness, also known as the kingdom of God. This ritual is symbolic of Satan overcoming the saints who make up God's church. (See 1 Nephi 13:5)

It is at this point the initiate is symbolically bound with "strong cords" because he has become complicit in murder. This is how Satan controls his dupes (think of his classic deal with Cain). He gets them to commit murder, and once he has done that, he has them forever. Remember that Alma said that he who murders against the light and knowledge of God cannot easily obtain forgiveness. Once the initiate has actually shed innocent blood, the chances of him returning to God are slim to none. 

The Mosaic Pavement is symbolic of all the dramas of the mystery schools playing out in real life. It is truly the ground floor of Masonic ritual. The rituals of the First Degree begin on the Pavement because it represents the world, Lucifer's world that he gives himself credit for creating. Remember, God creates, and Satan imitates. 

"Monopoly, 21, Checkers and Chess"

The words in the subtitle above are lines from the popular R.E.M. song, Man in the Moon. The song is about "the game of life," played out through "doubt, belief, transition, conspiracy, and truth." The lyrics are full of irony, contradiction, opposition, and divergence. The song is really about the search for truth, but only finding it through skepticism and doubt. What John Michael Stipe, front man for R.E.M., is really describing in the song, is the great paradox of human life. This same paradox is found in the esoteric meaning of the game of chess, the game that is played on the black and white squares of the Masonic Pavement. The game is not about one kingdom fighting another for dominance, the game is about you, and me. It's about everything that makes us human, and it's symbolic of the great war between good and evil that has raged since time immemorial, as well as the duality that exists in each of us. But there's one major problem, it's Satan's symbolic interpretation of these concepts, not God's. Remember he wants control of both sides of the game, both the black and the white players, so he creates a false paradigm of good and evil that seems oppositional, but in reality is manipulated and controlled. 

Sometime when you are bored look at the back of a dollar bill. The eagle that you see has two "wings," a left wing and a right wing. These terms are symbolic of American political parties, and we use them today in describing where a person falls on the political spectrum. But the two wings belong to the same bird, and are controlled by the same brain. This is an example of how Satan hides his occult teachings in plain sight (yes, the founding fathers who designed the Great Seal were Masons). Consequently, no matter what party controls the House and the Senate, the Deep State still remains in power. This is how the political status quo is maintained, but ignorant Americans somehow think that things actually "change" when a president from the opposite political party takes over. They think their vote somehow counts and that their talking-point arguments actually matter. But it's all an illusion, no matter what party is in control, there are still unjust wars, immoral laws, counterfeit money printing, crony capitalism, and Gadiantons plundering and murdering whomever they want behind the scenes. Most American politicians, and every U.S. president, have taken the very oaths I described a few paragraphs ago. The eagle on the dollar bill represents the Hegelian Dialectic, in plain sight for all to see; this is the pattern of Satan's church. I saw a meme the other day that said that a conspiracy theorist is just someone who is good at pattern recognition. Satan has made those patterns easy to recognize with his obsession with symbolism. All you have to do is look. 

Let's get back to the game of chess. Manly P. Hall describes the esoteric meaning of the game in his book, The Secret Teaching Of All Ages, which is basically a mini-encyclopedia of Freemasonry. Here is what he says about chess:
In its symbolism chess is the most significant of all games. It as been called "the royal game"-- the pastime of kings. Like the Tarot cards, the chessmen represent the elements of life and philosophy... The chessboard consists of 64 squares alternately black and white and symbolizes the floor of the House of the Mysteries. Upon this field of existence or thought move a number of strangely carved figures, each according to fixed law. The white king is Ormuzd; the black king, Ahriman; and upon the plains of Cosmos the great war between Light and Darkness is fought through all the ages. Of the philosophical constitution of man, the kings represent the spirit; the queens the mind; the bishop the emotions; the knights the vitality; the castles, or rooks, the physical body. The pieces upon the kings' side are positive; those upon the queens' side, negative. The pawns are the sensory impulses and and perceptive faculties -- the Self and its vehicles; the black king and his retinue, the not self -- the false Ego and its legion. The game of chess thus sets forth the eternal struggle struggle of each part of man's compound nature against the shadow of itself. The nature of each of the chessmen is revealed by the way in which it moves; geometry is the key to their interpretation. For example: The castle (the body) moves on the square; the bishop (the emotions) moves on the slant; the king, being the spirit, cannot be captured, but loses the battle when so surrounded that it cannot escape. (p. 333)

The number of squares on the chessboard, 64, is the sum of 4 x 4 x 4, four being a cubed number. Cubes are important to Satan, remember that Hermes, or Mercury, is represented by the large stone cube in the United Nations Meditation Room, I wrote about that here. The black cube is also a symbol of Saturn, or Kronos, who is the punitive god, which is why judges wear black robes today. And college graduates wear square black "mortarboard" hats with tassels, representing the mortarboard of a "mason," or brick layer. Satan has infused his symbolism into all aspects of society to boast himself as the god of this world. But there is more. The following story about Ormuzd and Ahriman contains elements that will be familiar to you:

According to the Persians, there coexisted in eternity two principles. The first of these, Ahura-Mazda, or Ormuzd, was the Spirit of Good. From Ormuzd came forth a number of hierarchies of good and beautiful spirits (angels and archangels). The second of these eternally existing principles was called Ahriman. He was also a pure and beautiful spirit, but he later rebelled against Ormuzd, being jealous of his power. This did not occur, however, until after Ormuzd had created light, for previously Ahriman had not been conscious of the existence of Ormuzd. Because of his jealousy and rebellion, Ahriman became the Spirit of Evil. From himself he individualized a host of destructive creatures to injure Ormuzd.

When Ormuzd created the earth, Ahriman entered into its grosser elements. Whenever Ormuzd did a good deed, Ahriman placed the principle of evil within it. At last when Ormuzd created the human race, Ahriman become incarnate in the lower nature of man so that in each personality the Spirit of Good and the Spirit of Evil struggle for control. For 3,000 years Ormuzd ruled the celestial worlds with light and goodness. Then he created man. For another 3,000 years he ruled man with wisdom, and integrity. Then the power of Ahriman began, and the struggle for the soul of man continues through the next 3,000 years. During the furth period of 3,000 years, the power of Ahriman will be destroyed. Good will return to the world again, evil and death will be vanquished, and at last the Spirit of Evil will bow humbly before the throne of Ormuzd. (Hall, The Secret Teachings of all Ages, p. 31)

Is this not the story of Jesus and Satan? Ahriman, a "pure and beautiful spirit," or dare we say, a son of the morning, or angel of light, rebelled against Ormuzd because he was jealous of his what? Power. "Wherefore, give me thine honor," said Lucifer to God in the preexistent heavenly council, and we know that God has said that his honor is his power. But are you ready for the twist at the end of the movie? According to the Mystery Schools, Ahriman is Jesus Christ. Satan has twisted things around in this creation myth, making himself the good guy. How do we know this? Because of the fable of Osiris taught in the Mystery Schools. I wrote about this in my first post on Mystery Babylon, but it bears repeating here. Hall describes the "destructive spirit" of Ahriman as the embodiment of Typhon. Typhon is another name for Set, who killed his brother Osiris and cut his body up into 14 pieces. Osiris represents order and Set represents chaos, and what is the credo of the Mystery Schools, "order out of chaos." Osiris rules like Mufasa in the Lion King, with an iron fist and a "benevolent despotism," while Scar lets things go wild and descend into chaos. In other words, Lucifer uses dominion to destroy agency and Christ allows us to choose for ourselves. They call Christ the "destructive spirit" because he sometimes has to destroy the world when it becomes ripened in iniquity. Here is what Hall wrote about Typhon:

Typhon is the embodiment of every perversity. He is the negative creation, the Ahriman [i.e., the "destructive spirit"] of Zoroasterism. Typhon is black magic and sorcery -- the Black Brotherhood. Nephthys, his wife, is the institution though which it manifests. He is neither a single evil nor even a sequence of ills, but an infinite diversity of them, indescribably insidious, empowered to infect the fabric of church and state. (Hall, Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians, quoted in There Are Save Two Churches Only, p. 67) 

I wrote about each point he made in some detail in my post on Mystery Babylon, but here is a quick review: Typhon's "black magic" is the Holy Priesthood of God, the "Black Brotherhood" are those ordained after the Order of the Son of God, and Nephthys is the church, the saints of God, or the humble followers of Christ, the woman who John saw travailing in the wilderness. The Mystery Schools have made war against Nephthys, the church of God, just as Nephi prophesied:

And it came to pass that I beheld that the great mother of abominations did gather together multitudes upon the face of all the earth, among all the nations of the Gentiles, to fight against the Lamb of God. (1 Nephi 14:13)

The fable of Osiris is symbolic of this war, primarily waged on Christians. Satan's followers believe they are right, they have been deceived into believing that Jesus is the bad guy. They believe their god Lucifer is the "Great Architect" of the universe, and has granted them the gift of intellect. Indeed, they believe that through Lucifer's revelations of the "Mysteries" they can learn to become gods through the intellect. Remember, Satan imitates everything that God does. Lehi tells us that there is "opposition in all things..., otherwise there would have been no purpose in the end of its creation." God created a world with opposition because that is the only way we could progress. Well, Satan wants credit for that too. So he creates myths and narratives that he hands down to the Mystery Schools that give him the credit for everything that God does. Remember, he wants all the glory. The esoteric meaning of these myths are given to his high priests of the mysteries, and the exoteric is filtered down into the every day life of the profane. Every society and civilization in history has creation myths in their writings and traditions that have been corrupted in some form from what God revealed to Adam in the beginning. Satan uses these myths and the degradation of language to get people to worship him while believing they are worshipping the true God. 

Again, I have to hand it to him, this is utter genius. There is no doubt that Satan is a brilliant being, and he knows many mysteries of the universe by virtue of the fact that he has had no veil of forgetfulness placed over his mind. This is why it is so difficult not to be deceived, his lies are circular and all encompassing, they penetrate into every aspect of your life. But God wants you to be diligent in learning how not to be deceived. He set it up that way because He wants to see how badly you desire to know the truth. It's like piecing together a tedious puzzle, or trying to find a way out of an intricate maze; you go down rabbit hole after rabbit hole, only to discover that you've gone the wrong way, and have to start at the beginning again. You have to work hard and fight for it, and give up all your silly traditions along the way. 

When I was a missionary I used to have vivid dreams involving evil spirits. In one of these dreams I was looking at myself sleeping in my bed in my missionary apartment. There was a large swirling mass that looked like a black tornado that began to come down from the ceiling. It grabbed my arm and slowly began pulling me up into it. The scene changed from me looking at myself to being myself and looking directly up into the swirling cyclone. I couldn't talk but kept repeating the words "in the name of Jesus Christ I command you to leave" in my mind over and over again, but to no avail. I felt utterly doomed. Just at the moment that I was about to be consumed into the blackness my mouth was loosed and I blurted out the words I had repeated in my mind commanding the evil to leave. The tension was so high that when I finally said those words they rang loudly into the air and seemed to hang in time and space. Time stopped for a moment, and for a lingering instant it was just me and the sound of those ringing words, everything thing else was gone. The evil released me, and I awoke to the peaceful morning sun rays gently caressing my window sill. The dream was symbolic of our search for truth. Evil is there at every turn to deceive and consume us, and sometimes to find truth you have to scream out, at the top of your lungs, "I want to know the truth, and I'll give anything to find it!" You have to yell louder than the religious and philosophical "noise" that is all around you, and you cannot care where the search leads you, what traditions it destroys, or what others think of you after you find it. The love of God and His truth have to trump all else, otherwise you will be deceived. 

The Hermetic Marriage and the Subversion of Opposites

The game of chess and the black and white mosaic it is played on has a much deeper occult meaning than what Manly P. Hall explained in the quote above. Remember, there are circles within circles of meanings in occult theology. The deeper meaning goes back to the Garden of Eden, in which Satan prides himself in giving the gift of intellect (the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil) to man. In the creation story told by Moses, Satan came to Eve in the form of a serpent, and in many cultures the serpent represents "wisdom." But it is really women who have the gift of wisdom, this is apparent in Eve's realizing that she had to partake of the fruit in order to have children. Ironically, Satan played right into God's plan. 

In the beginning when Adam was created the language was pure and undefiled, but after the tower of Babel the language became confounded. According to McKay Platt, who gave a talk on the subject of language at the recent Restoration Conference in Kentucky, the word "confound" means "mix" or "mingle." In order to deceive us, Satan incorporates subtle nuances into language to change the meanings of important concepts over time. This is how things that God has revealed to man can get turned upside down, or lost and forgotten. And once divine teachings have been corrupted Satan is free to place himself into the "mix" of language to make it seem like he is God. As part of McKay's talk he quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson, which I will repeat here. He describes the fascinating connection between truth and language:
A man's power to connect his thought with its proper symbol, and so to utter it, depends on the simplicity of his character, that is, upon his love of truth, and his desire to communicate it without loss. The corruption of man is followed by the corruption of language. When simplicity of character and the sovereignty of ideas is broken up by the prevalence of secondary desires, the desires of riches, of pleasure, of power, and of praise, -- and duplicity and falsehood take place of simplicity and truth, the power over nature as an interpreter of the will, is in a degree lost; new imagery ceases to be created, and old words are perverted to stand for things which are not... (Language: Chapter IV From Nature, Published in Nature; Addresses and Lectures, p. 4)

This corruption of language has happened throughout history. For instance, in ancient Hebrew serpent and savior are synonymous. The Hebrew word for serpent is Nachash, and it denotes both trickery and healing. A snake is perceived as a trickster, but in ancient lore the serpent was a also healer, and this is where the imagery for the Caduceus (the snake wrapped around a pole) came from; the same symbol used in the medical industry today. Satan wants it both ways, he wants to be the deceiver and the savior. We've all heard the legend of the white bearded god of the Aztecs, named Quetzalcoatl. Many of us who come from various Restoration branches believe that this legend was handed down to the remaining Lamanites after Christ came to visit the Nephites in America. But the name Quetzalcoatl actually means feathered serpent, and who is the serpent? Lucifer

The Mystery Schools teach that Christ, whom they refer to as merely a teacher, is the serpent re-born. They also teach that the Christ consciousness is really illumination, which is another term subverted by Satan. His followers are, after all, the "illumined" ones. Can you see how he uses Christ as a vehicle to insert himself into history? This is his jealousy coming through. The serpent in occult traditions has always been associated with gnosis, or primordial knowing; the worship of the intellect. And consequently intellect is all Satan has going for him. He never proved himself in this probationary state, he never descended below anything. He was never in a situation where he lost his memory and had to put his complete trust in God. He never had to struggle in the world to find truth. Thus, his followers are taught to exalt the intellect above all else. This is all Satan is. 

Christ is the complete opposite. Not only did he have his pre-existent memory erased, but he had to learn to struggle in mortality, exercise faith in God, and to sort the truth from the error. And then after he found out who he was and what his mission was, he willingly descended below all things. He is the true hero and Savior. Every myth about every god or super hero has elements of the story of Christ, but Satan has twisted it around to make himself out to be the true God. The story of Superman is one such example, he wears the sign of the trinity on his chest, the triangular shield. A triangle has historically represented the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost in Catholicism, but ironically it is also a Masonic symbol. Superman condescends from a higher world, he begins his mission at age 30, he is raised by step-parents, he has a vision from his father (Jor-EL, Jehovah God) in the wilderness, and of course he saves mankind from evil. Read this article to learn about all the parallels between him and Jesus. But on his chest, within the triangle, he also wears an inverted red S, which is a symbol of a red serpent. And John the revelator describes the red serpent or dragon as Satan, who drew 1/3 of the hosts of heaven after him. Another example of how the iron rod sets the record straight. 

Among the symbols of the chessboard is the representation of the androgenous god; the concept of duality. The androgenous god contains both male and female elements. The Mystery Schools believe that the god of this world is both male and female. After all, the Bible does tells us what the image of God is: in his own image, male and female, created he them. The image of God is therefore male and female, and we know we have both a Heavenly Father and Mother. But Satan has also derailed this divine teaching by combining both elements into one being: the hermaphrodite. According to the Mystery Religions, the Hermetic Marriage is not the marriage of a male and a female in the traditional sense, but the marriage of the dual nature of each person. This nature consists of the ying and the yang, the animalistic instinct verse the higher spiritual self, the positive and negative poles, science and religion, God and nature, black and white, male and female, etc. The Masonic compass represents the "circumscribing of all truth in to one great whole," and the only question you need to ask yourself is this: Is it God's truth or Satan's truth? One is invariably false. The only way to find out God's truth is through His word contained in the iron rod and through the manifestations of the Holy Spirit. Otherwise, it is impossible to discover it. 

All of Satan's teachings sound good and carnally pleasing. The delivery of his preaching is timely and professional, his pastors are educated and well-paid, masters of language manipulation and propaganda, well-dressed in black and white suits, seemingly full of divine "authority" granted unto them by God, and surrounded by an aura of paternalism. These are the men in white and black, representing the squares of the Mosaic Pavement, claiming a monopoly over the pseudo dichotomy they create for you. They want you to think that your choice to follow them is choosing good, but the only choice they offer is between evil and evil. The right choice is to follow God, who has nothing to do with them. The man in white who leads you into mists of darkness will never reveal anything of substance to you. He’ll keep you at an arm’s length, forever dangling his own version of salvation in front of you, but never delivering it. Like Lehi, you will have to pray unto the Lord for deliverance, and when you break from the man’s path, he will just keep walking, saying nothing and never looking back.

A Generation of Vipers

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