|By Clyde Lewis
God rewarded the phoenix by setting him up in a walled city
"And when a 1000 years have expired Satan shall be loosed from his prison and shall go out and deceive the nations that exist in the Four Corners of the Earth. Gog and Magog."
I guess it comes as no surprise to anyone that that piece of scripture was the first biblical passage that I ever memorized. I don’t know why I chose it at such a young age. But I did.
Needless to say it frightened my Sunday school teacher. Needless to say it may have just been one of the many seeds that were planted in my head that have set me on my journey of speculation and mystical masturbation.
It wasn’t long ago that my radio show, Ground Zero avoided any over burdening references to Christian texts. I have been listening to some of my recent tapes and I have read some of my recent articles and the urge of quoting some antiquated verse in order to prove a point is becoming a very bad habit.
I guess I can blame the fact that during this time in our lives it is difficult to even express anything to the conservative right without using their own ammunition against the hypocrisy.
I guess I am being an apologetic because I have to confess that in order to demonstrate that our zealous leaders have run amok I have to blow the dust off the bible and weed through the pointless genealogies, and songs of Solomon to point out that there seems to be some sort of hidden agenda that is based in yarns of mythology and biblical dogma.
There seems to be this surge in faith. My callers are sounding more religious. Many are afraid of me because I don’t sound Christian friendly. Well the truth is that I am not anti-Christian. I am more anti militant Christian. I believe that the mixture of religion and politics will set us up for a government that can only be seen as an abomination and a means to corrupt and enslave.
I have been hearing about the so-called road map and the blue print that has been set in motion to bring about some unseen crisis. This so called blue print for peace is being taken out of the prophecies of the bible and twisted in order to fit some deadline for judgement day.
I recently spoke with Dr. Larry Johns at a meeting held at Bodacious classics. The topic was geared to the themes presented in the last article I wrote called Apollyon’s Necropolis.
Iraq and Armageddon are hot topics in Internet discussion groups. I am also hearing that it is also a hot topic in Bible studies and sermons in evangelical and charismatic churches across America.
The folly of these churches is that they have been pointing at Saddam Hussein, as the man they think is the antichrist.
However it is my opinion that the whole idea falls flat in their own bibles. During Operation Dessert Storm there were many preachers who were saying things that they wish they could take back and some have not given up. I also get the feeling that George W. Bush has not read his bible and that the idea of the evil Saddam being some antichrist does not fit with prophecy because this despot can’t find favor with all people. If anything the events that have been happening lately put all kinds of questions on the table.
This doesn’t mean that Saddam does not have a hand at pushing us near the often-predicted Armageddon. It also seems to be quite possible that Saddam Hussein will become the Phoenix Rising from the ashes and waging war again.
I have noticed that the Phoenix stories dancing into our collective consciousness. and its memetic trigger seems to be showing up in many places.
I first noticed the metaphor being shown in the movie X-men United. The movie has a great deal of metaphorical subtext that if became reality would point to the attempted assassination of the president, the fall of government, and the rebirth of a stronger order of men who are to lead the world. The Arthurian symbolism of the X-men and the Knights of the Round Table started creeping into my head.
I was curious if the imagery was intentional simulacrum and later in the film I was realizing that it was not. The symbolism of the Phoenix, the new order, and the lady of the lake were also prominent metaphors.
The ending of the film had dropped many significant hints and the Phoenix story became prominent again as does the idea of an Arthurian rebirth as suggested by Dr. Xavier when he asks the students in his tutelage to read the book "The once and future King" by T.H. White.
All the chapters in the book ring an air of familiarity with many people who see that history and mythologies somehow find a way to blend. It is as if the hints are being placed in literature and movies and certain symbols and metaphors are being presented and those who are aware are hearing the message. The message is quite clear to me.
A message that rings the tune of messianic leadership.
Perhaps a monarch or king to lead us in nobility. The idea of a divine deliverer is on the minds of many, as we witness once again the falling down of our fallible leadership. There are many people in the times of Bill Clinton that were complaining that he represented Politics as usual and it led us to the self proclaimed man of God named George W. Bush.
He leaned on Christ as an inspiration and the people bought it. Now it seems that even men who use God in speeches and pledges that seem to be a sure thing can lie and then rationalize that lie because it allegedly vanquished evil.
People fall for such politics because it is believed that we are constantly searching for that charismatic leader.
In the 1960’s John F. Kennedy became America’s first prince. I say this because no where in American politics was a man that represented a wealthy and prosperous America. He was a man that was ambitious and charming. The media called the romance between John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier a storybook romance. A royal wedding. It was later that the media called it Camelot.
It was an Arthurian metaphor. A metaphor that worked it’s magic. A metaphor that was used in an interview conducted by none other than T.H. White.
Historians have suggested that Jackie herself never imagined the Arthurian legend would lodge itself so firmly in the nation’s collective consciousness.
But it did.
Now many people are awaiting the return of the once and future King. Many people are obsessed with the idea of a great figure rising up again to redeem and rescue the kingdom that appears to be out of control. Consumed by the fire and brimstone of hell and the agenda of a dark order led by none other than the devil himself.
"Underneath the thin cosmopolitan surface of today's modern Western World [i.e., the Euro-based, white civilization of Western Europe and North America] lie all the "old heroes" still - Parsifal, Guinevere, Roland, Lancelot, Barbarossa, Tristan, Isolde, etc.
They are implanted far too deeply in our collective memory to ever be rooted out by the fleeting fashions of modernity, secularism, and democracy - and who, like Arthur (the "once and future king" - the Resitiutor Orbis), stand ready to re-emerge and rescue us from the chaos and confusion of this present evil world. And there are more people than most would care to admit (many of whom are passing themselves off as Christians) who are calling us to embrace the concept of leadership that these old "warrior kings" represented - a kind of messianic leadership based on nobility of character, charisma and the ability to "get things done."— Poet Max Mell
I have pointed out in previous articles that the possibility of an all evil prince emerging and taking on the moniker as messianic leader and eventual antichrist could very well be the charismatic leader needed to bring about a New World order.
I have pointed out in article after article possible candidates for this position. While I lean towards the idea that Prince William may be the best choice, there are others who have a difference of opinion.
Tim Cohen who wrote the book "The Antichrist and a cup of tea" Concludes that Prince Charles; not William fulfills every prophetic position as Antichrist in waiting. He speaks of secret orders that exist and that they are readying the world for a new King of Europe. The secret orders have been around for since the 14th century. However I have pointed out in my previous articles many things that would support Cohen’s research. However I also believe that there is symbolism that has been duplicated in the British Monarchy that represents a reborn Camelot.
The Arthurian obsessed Prince Charles and the symbolism that the death of Princess Diana gives us. I will put away my bible for now because I have touched on scripture far too many times in this instance. The temptation still is eating at me to whip out the book of the apocalypse. However I will spare you the bible class and whip out a Story by Hans Christian Anderson.
In the Garden of Paradise, beneath the Tree of Knowledge, bloomed a rose bush. Here, in the first rose, a bird was born. His flight was like the flashing of light, his plumage was beauteous, and his song ravishing. But when Eve plucked the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, when she and Adam were driven from Paradise, there fell from the flaming sword of the cherub a spark into the nest of the bird, which blazed up forthwith.
The bird perished in the flames; but from the red egg in the nest there fluttered aloft a new one—the one solitary Phoenix bird. The fable tells that he dwells in Arabia and that every hundred years, he burns himself to death in his nest; but each time a new Phoenix, the only one in the world, rises up from the red egg. – The Phoenix Bird
The Phoenix came from the Rose Bush. A flaming Sword sparked the bush and consumed the bird.
Let me take some artistic license here and a stretch of logic making a prophet of Hans Christian Anderson.
Let us say that the Bird represents the earth. After The Rose blooms and dies the Bush is consumed and a spark ignites the earth. Death is the result and the rebirth or rebuilding begins.
Now let us try it again and this time I will add more artistic license.
After the Rose Blooms and dies, The Bush is consumed after a spark ignites the earth. The earth rises again. Its people shall be reborn.
Princess Diana’s alleged last words were "I will rise." She was known as England’s Rose. Her death happened during the feast of Santa Rosa, (Saint Rose) her body was interred in a tomb on an island in the middle of the lake. Diana becomes posthumously the lady of the lake. There at her grave is a flame. A flame that burns similar to John F. Kennedy’s flame. The flame is the promise that there will be a return.
It is an icon that reminds those who see it of the Phoenix.
Charles or William awaits the call to become the new king to rebuild the lost kingdom. Prince Charles is an Arthurian and has Arthur as one of his many names. So does his eldest Son William. It is speculated that perhaps one of them will take on the sacred name of Arthur and resurrect the once and future king.
The lady of the lake already spoke as to who the next king should be.
I believe Wills can rebuild Camelot and I will be his Merlin. We will return to the chivalry, pageantry and glory of King Arthur's court. William will re-make the Monarchy by showing love, leadership and compassion." - Princess Diana
The time is near where the New Kingdom will rise from the ashes of the old.
The Bush, or George W. Bush attacks the area of the once proud Arabic bird. The result is death. He then decides to create a New World and builds it on the bodies of the old.
There are many authors and investigators who point out that the secret Illuminated masons will produce a leader that will be a charismatic leader who will propose plans that will eventually bring about Armageddon.
Armageddon of course is the unthinkable future curtain call where millions of people will die fighting against evil. It is the baptism by fire where the entire earth will be consumed and then reborn in a more celestial state.
The question that we need to ask ourselves is when does the hero become a monster? When does our leader become a deity and when we knight him as such, how does that make us any different than a follower of Osama Bin laden or a Saddam Hussein?
How does a President, a King or even a prince go from a Champion to a semi conscious cult leader like Jim Jones or David Koresh? When do we know that our newfound solution has become a Hitler or worse a political Frankenstein?
Those who are obsessed with solution will settle for anything that appears to be good. However if we take the time to dig deeper the "choice" that you think you made is a trap. You think you are making a real choice for something new, when in reality you have bought the old ideal, you have chosen the evil you forgot existed.
This is where you find yourself in the Shadow of the Phoenix. The vicious circle, The re-occurring nightmare. The old ways will rise from the ashes of war. The old empire and the blood covenant that goes with it is about to unfold its wings.
I believe that the Shadow of the Phoenix is a very powerful metaphor.
It can be meant as a warning, or a conditioning where your mind has a silent agreement with the views of a new messianic leadership and a new way of living that resembles a utopia or Zion.
You are about to witness the death of liberal and free views and the rebirth or resurrection of an alleged new way of life. The meme of death and rebirth are becoming major themes coming out of Hollywood these days and even literature is pushing the Phoenix metaphor even more.
In some circles, especially the illuminated ones the Phoenix is a symbol of power, wisdom and immortality. It is also the symbol of the secret orders, it is also viewed an "all day pass’ for initiates into the secret orders. It is the symbol of the death and the rebirth, an ordinance the death and new life ceremonies in the temples of the secret societies. If one reads of initiate ceremony, especially Albert Pike you read of the death rite rituals of the secret orders.
"All the lights are extinguished, except a single lamp or candle: and as the reading concludes, three brethren, clothed in black and wearing black masks, rush in seize the candidate, in silence, tear the bandage from his eyes, and hurry him into the vestibule, where they force him into a coffin, placed on the floor in the middle of the room. They then throw a black cloth over his body, leaving the face uncovered, and withdraw."
--Magnum Opus by Albert Pike published 1857
The death and resurrection rites are not affiliated with the story of Jesus. These rites are mystical ones that deal with other stories that are not in harmony with Christ. The Christian right that feels that they have scored a victory with George W. Bush when in reality they have scored a victory for the secret societies, that groomed and protected their agents from the beginning. The cycle continues and others are initiated into the order of the Phoenix as well.
George W. Bush and other leaders are tied to secret societies that value bloodlines and other nebulous mysticism that many consider to be the work of Lucifer. Workings of the societies include the use of death symbols like skulls, cross-bones and skeletons. There are also rituals where stones and swords are used and other tools that end in the death and resurrection rite that resembles the tales of the Phoenix and the gods Tammuz, Dionysus and Mithra.
There are many Christian watchdogs however who see these organizations as secret orders that are established to destroy the plan of God. They are so named secret combinations in the kingdom of the antichrist.
When the book "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" was released in Bookstores there were many people who were claiming that the title of the book was indeed a trigger.
The question is a trigger for what?
What is it supposed to represent to children who probably don’t know or even care? Obviously it is the adult who sees the symbol as a symbol of trouble.
Christian leaders were pointing to the occult symbolism in the title and condemning it from the pulpit claiming that it was sending a message to a dark order that children were successfully being conditioned into seeing the symbol of the Phoenix subsequently guaranteeing another silent agreement.
I thought that the whole exercise was fruitless religious paranoia until I saw something resting on the lapel of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
It was a pin that appeared to be an eagle.
As a matter of fact after researching the pin some more I realized that the pin was in fact called the "Liberty Eagle" and that it was used by women democrats as a solidarity pin that was used to represent support for then president Clinton.
Hillary Clinton wore the pin when she appeared on the "Today Show" and declared there was a "right wing conspiracy" out to target and destroy the Clinton administration.
Presidential secretary Betty Currie also wore the pin as she testified before a grand jury during the Monica Lewinsky sex scandal.
On February 4th, 2000 an article appeared in the DRUDGEREPORT that sent a signal to conspiratorial watchdogs. The pin was not an eagle at all. It was a depiction of a Phoenix and it represented solidarity of another sort.
"MCCAIN WIFE WEARS 'HILLARY PIN'
The wife of GOP presidential hopeful John McCain stunned campaign watchers by wearing the famed "Hillary pin" as she celebrated victory in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary, INSIGHT magazine is reporting.
The brooch, which has been gracing Democrat power suits from Secretary of State Madeleine Albright to Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend to Betty Currie, was poised prominently on the shoulder of an ebullient Cindy McCain on Tuesday night, reports the magazine's Sheila Cherry.
Former Clinton White House communications director Ann Lewis was quoted in the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL in 1998 explaining how the pin -- golden bird, perched defiantly atop a pearlescent sphere -- "became a symbol for women who were supporting the president."
"Local sellers say most purchasers now consider it a solidarity statement supporting first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton," who wore it as she assailed a "vast right-wing conspiracy" on NBC's TODAY show in 1998.
Asked why Cindy McCain wore the pin, a McCain spokesman replied: "I will get back to you."
But they never did, reports the mag. --DRUDGEREPORT
The neck of the bird was stretched out and it was perched on a sphere. It definitely looked like a Phoenix.
Manly P. Hall who has written books on the subject of secret orders claims in his book "The Destiny of America" that the Eagle on the Great Seal and the Phoenix are interchangeable and are a part of Luciferian symbolism that appears everywhere in the United States.
"Among the ancients a fabulous bird called the Phoenix is described by early writers such as Clement, Herodotus, and Pliny: in size and shape is resembled the eagle, but with certain differences. The body of the Phoenix is one covered, with glossy purple feathers and the plumes in its tail are alternately blue and red. The head of the bird is light in color, and about its neck is a circle of golden plumage. At the back of its back the Phoenix has a crest of feathers of brilliant color. Only one of these birds was supposed to live at a time, with its home in the distant parts of Arabia, in a next of frankincense and myrrh. The Phoenix, it is said, lives for 500 years and at its death its body opens and the newborn Phoenix emerges. Because of this symbolism, the Phoenix is generally regarded as representing immortality and resurrection."—Manly P. Hall.
Our Founding Fathers were Masons and their symbolism has often been targeted as being anti-Christian. Secret occult history has recorded that Masons originally envisioned the American eagle to be the Egyptian Phoenix.
Mythology about the bird claims that after 500 years the bird dies in a fire that consumes it. Out of the ashes of the dead Phoenix, another new Phoenix arises.
It is believed that the reason the Masonic leaders changed the original Phoenix to the American eagle is that they were convinced that the American public would not stand for an obvious Luciferian symbol.
A symbol that represents death and rebirth.
In Vietnam, in the 60s and 70s, The CIA and U.S. Army special units set up a string of torture and death camps throughout South Vietnam. The program was called "Operation Phoenix."
It is believed that some of the most horrific slaughters and torture came from Operation Phoenix.
Death quotas had to be fulfilled by village chiefs, local political bureaucrats and lower-level commanders.
Sometimes, entire villages and towns were targeted for extinction.
Many of the people were innocent.
"Most victims, were innocent, brought in only after a nosey neighbor, village gossipper, or family enemy falsely reported them to authorities as a potential threat to security. Many were accused of saying something they shouldn't have said, or of "insufficient support" for the political system."-- Don Luce Hostages of War
Which leads to some deeper horrors about Project Phoenix.
During the Kennedy and Johnson administrations the number of U.S. military personnel invading Vietnam jumped from 23,000 in 1963 to 184,000 in 1966. During 13 years of America's war against the people of Vietnam 8000,000 tons of bombs and defoliants were dropped in total - and at least 3 MILLION Vietnamese people were slaughtered.
Tom Ridge, William Colby, Senator John Kerry, William Casey, Donald Gregg, Oliver North, Theodore Shackley, and Felix Rodriquez are all CIA officers who participated in ‘Operation Phoenix.’
Take a look at those names.
Any of them ring a bell?
Anyone seeing a pattern form? Has operation Phoenix started again? One of the names is the leader of our Department of Homeland Security. One of the names in the list is planning on a presidential run in 2004. John Kerry is also a Skull and Bones initiate. The same so called secret order that gives us George W. Bush.
Both could go head to head in the next election.
Brings new meaning to the lesser of two evils.
I have often said that our political system is like one bird with two wings. Now I am beginning to see the reality. Sometimes it is hard to see, when the light is blocked out by the shadow of the phoenix.
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