Sleeping Beauty and the Sacred Mountain
House of God, Gateway to Heaven
By Tracy Twyman
Every culture has a myth about the sacred world mountain - Mt. Meru in the East, Mt. Olympus in the west - where the peaks (often twin peaks) reach to the heavens. It is symbolically placed in the "Center of the Earth", the world axis, marker of the celestial pole about which the world turns. It is also Paradise, where the gods live in immortality. And they live not just on the mountain, but in its caverns, which are said to reach down into the very depths of Hell. The mountain is often volcanic as well, according to the stories, and the mountain is usually surrounded by a body of water, sometimes with four sacred rivers issuing from its peak. This makes the whole scene a perfect union of the four elements - water (the sea and rivers), fire (the volcanic material within), earth (the mountain itself), and air (the lofty summit of the peak, reaching into the heavens.) This mountain is universally remembered as having been a refuge for both gods and men during the Deluge, which is another myth common to all cultures. According to some versions, the mountain was so high that the floodwaters could not submerge it, and those who occupied it (the gods) remained safe. In other versions, such as the Judeo-Christian, it is this mountain which is the first dry land arrived at by the hero of the Flood story, the Noah figure, the pilot of the Ark. In fact, the Ark in these myths is most often occupied by a divine couple, such as Isis and Osiris. In the Greek myth these two were called Deucalion and Pyrrha.
Pyrrhas name is related to the root word for fire. "Pyr." In fact, both Deucalion and Pyrra are directly related to Prometheus, who first brought fire to Earth. Pyrrha is said to have been named so because of her fire-red hair. Deucalion foresaw the flood and built an ark, which eventually washed up on the peak of Mt. Parnassus, the highest peak in the world, and the only bit of land not covered by water. When the waters subsided, they repopulated the planet by magically creating people out of stones, which were cryptically referred to as "the bones of our mother", (i.e., "Mother Earth.") This race of men was called "The Stone People", a race of people with exceptional talents and strong physical constitutions, who rebuilt civilization up from the mud and slush of the Deluge.
Pyrrha would appear to be another version of the goddess archetype most common to all cultures - the Goddess of Love, Venus, whose myth can be found in Isis of the Egyptians, Ishtar of the Babylonians, Astarte of the Canaanites, Aphrodite of the Greeks, Sybil of the Europeans, and many more. In many cultures she is said to inhabit a magic mountain (obviously based on the polar world-mountain), the well-known "Venusberg" tale upon which Wagners Tannhauser is based. (1.) Here she lived with her attendant gnomes and fairies, who occupied the numerous caverns and underground rivers that honeycombed the inside of the mountain. A book called Myths of the Middle Ages by Sabine Bearing-Gould, it is described as having, "its own mirror-world within, where trees and vaults grow, rivers run, and stars shine out from the hidden vaults of the roof", much like a Masonic lodge is built "under the vault of Heaven", with an artificial starry ceiling. Venus is commonly known as the consort of Mars, but her principal consort was Vulcan, god of fire, and patron deity of metallurgy, which he is said to have invented. (2.) However, the preferred habit of the mountains mistress was to enchant some hapless young man into her abode and hold him there under a spell of sexual magnetism, sometimes for years at a time, the immortal goddess wasting the poor mans life away in orgiastic debauchery. She is said to still be buried there today, lying in her tomb in a deathless sleep, from which she can only be raised by the embrace of a new young man. Thus arose the primordial tale of "Sleeping Beauty", a myth referred to repeatedly in the evocative poem published by the Priory of Zion called Le Serpent Rouge, a poem that also makes repeated references to the flood, and of course to the area of Rennes-le-Chateau in the south of France. This is the vicinity of the Pyrenees Mountains, especially Montsegur, and the Pyrenees were named after the goddess said to be buried within that mountain - "Pyrene", who, like the similarly-named Pyrrha, was the consort of another famous ark navigator, Hercules. In fact, the myths of Pyrrha and Pyrene would appear to be different manifestations of the same story. This notion is tantalizing to consider when you take note of the fact that the royal family that the Pyrenees area is most famous for producing is that of the Merovingians, who are the central subject of this magazine, and who were known for their magical fire-red hair.
The woman upon whom all these goddesses were based was a real historical personage, Semiramis, queen of ancient Babylon, whose husband King Nimrod, built the city of Babylon and its famous "Tower of Babel" (3.) , as well as a number of other cities within his mighty empire, which appears to have spanned the globe. Nimrod, as weve stated previously, was the inspiration for the Biblical figure of Cain, and of the sea-god known throughout various cultures as Dagon, Oannes, Enki, etc. This figure can even be seen in the mythical ancestors of the Merovingian kings, the sea-monster they called "The Quinotaur." Like Venus husband, Vulcan, Nimrod was said to have invented metallurgy, as well as writing, math, navigation, and masonry, the latter being used to build the magnificent tower for which he is most famous. His wife, like Venus, was a love goddess, nicknamed the "Mother of Harlots", and she acted as the Headmistress of the temple prostitutes, who performed sacred sexual magic in the tower, which was built to represent the sacred World Mountain. This sex rite, still practiced by secret societies and occultists today, was known as "pyr", magic fire, and was employed as a symbolic union of the elements of fire and water - male and female energies. This rite of sexual alchemy, which was also ceremonially performed by Semiramis and Nimrod themselves, is secretly referred to by the Latin phrase: Rex igne redit et coningo gaudet occulto - "The king returns with fire and rejoices in his hidden bride."
Replicas of the sacred mountain, of which the Tower of Babel was perhaps the first, can be found all over the world, in the pyramids and stepped ziggurats of the ancient world - from China to Cambodia, from Egypt to South America. All were built to embody the union of fire and water. They were either built on an island, or surrounded by a moat, or connected to an elaborate system of fountains, and they usually contained a sacred fire which burned perpetually at the temples peak. In fact, the word "Pyramid" itself means "fire in the middle." Often they would have a secret system of tunnels built underneath them, like under the Giza pyramids, or the temple of Maccu Pichu, to represent the infernal caverns of the legendary "World Mountain." Like the Tower of Babel, they often consisted of seven steps - seven being the number of godly perfection - and each step was painted with one of the seven colors of the rainbow, forming a "rainbow bridge" to Heaven, which was, in fact the main function of the temple. In fact, the Sumerian word for ziggurat is "duranki", which means "the binding of Heaven and Earth", and the word "Babylon" means "Gateway of the Gods." Furthermore, in the Pyr ritual which is performed in a temples inner sanctum, the priestess is referred to, in Latin, as "Ianua Coeli" - Gateway to Heaven - proving again that the ritual which took place inside the temple represented the same concepts as the temple itself. (4.)
According to the Biblical narrative, the Tower of Babel was built relatively soon after the Flood, when all of the people who remained were essentially of one stock, and all of one culture. The Tower of Babel may have been the first thing built by the post-diluvian civilization that had any structural significance to it. The Bible makes it sound as though the people who built it were just arrogantly attempting to create a replica of the Holy Mountain on which the gods lived, as part of some narcissistic, self-serving effort to be more god-like. But subtle details in the passage from Genesis, Chapter 11, make it clear what the original purpose was. Genesis 11:4 states: "And they said, "Go to, let us build a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth." Lets recall: the Earth had just been destroyed by a flood, from which only a handful of mortal humans survived. However, the gods were not touched at all by the waters of the Deluge, because they lived on a mountain so high that the peak reached into the heavens, and the waters could not reach its summit. Logically, then, these people figured that in order to survive the next catastrophe brought on by divine punishment, they too would have to build a mountain reaching up to Heaven, "lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth." Even Platos description of the holy temple on Atlantis specifies that the entrance to the temple was marked by two pillars, one made to be imperishable by fire, the other imperishable by water, into which were placed sacred scrolls containing the most valuable knowledge they had attained, so that, no matter what kind of cataclysm occurred, their knowledge, and their "name", their identity, their culture and traditions would be preserved for future generations. However, in the case of the Tower of Babel, the gods saw fit to prevent this establishment of a "name", fearing that if these people could build a mountain as tall as their own, "then nothing will be restrained from them." So the tower was smashed by the might of the gods, and the people who built it were scattered upon the face of their earth, their true identity lost to history, and their unified language scrambled into the multitude that we know today.
The "universal language" that is undoubtedly referred to in the Tower of Babel story is Sumerian, in which can be found the roots of many, if not most of the words in the unfathomable multitudes of languages used on Earth today. One might imagine that if you could put all of the pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle, you would find this hidden language in the various fragments. But alas, the true pronunciation and meaning of the language of Sumer has been lost to the mists of time, along with the people who used that language, for the people who today occupy the landmass that was ancient Mesopotamia are certainly not their direct ancestors. Divine retribution stole from them their most precious possession - posterity. Symbolic similarities can be found in the later Biblical tale of the twelve tribes of Israel, ten of which were "dispersed" and lost to history, again as part of a divine punishment. during the God-imposed captivity of the Israelites in Babylon. According to The Book of Jeremiah, Gods purpose for the punishment of the Babylonian captivity was to scatter the Israelites across the globe, to cause them to lose their identity, and especially, their language. Even the patriarch of the twelve tribes of Israel, formerly known as Jacob, bears a certain symbolic connection to the recurring figure of Nimrod-Cain, the one who rebelled against God. Experts say that Jacobs name, in Hebrew, means "usurper", because he usurped his brothers birthright, a story element shared with that of Cain and Abel. But there is another detail of Jacobs story that connects him even further to the figure of Nimrod. That is his temple of Bethel.
As the story goes, God sent Jacob to a place called "Luz" (Light), "in the land of Canaan." This was the same spot where his ancestor, Abraham had once built "an altar to the Lord", and where, according to certain Jewish traditions, he had attempted to sacrifice his son Isaac, being located on Mt. Moriah. Here Jacob found the altar which his forefather had built out of twelve stones, and laid them out on the ground, saying: "If, not, these twelve stones will unite into a single one", then I shall know for a certainty that I am destined to become a father of the twelve tribes. At this time, the twelve stones joined themselves together and made one, which he put under his head, and at once it became soft and downy like a pillow." (5.) Overcome with sleep, Jacob had a wondrous dream, in which he witnessed, "a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold, the angels of God ascending and descending on it." (Genesis 28:12) He then, according to some versions, had a wresting match with one of the angels who came down from Heaven, a struggle which he won only with much difficulty. When Jacob awoke, he said to himself: "Surely the Lord is in this place, and I knew it not." (Genesis 28:16) He then became afraid and exclaimed, "How dreadful is this place! This is none other but he House of God, and this is a gate of Heaven." (Genesis 28:17) He then took the stone which he had used for a pillow, and set it up as a pillar, consecrating it with oil which magically poured down from Heaven, and resolved to use it as a cornerstone for a temple of God, which he would build upon that very spot. Thereafter he called the place "Bethel", and his own name was changed to "Israel", because, says Genesis 32:28, "you have striven with God and with men, and have prevailed", implying that the word "Israel" means "the overcome God." Once again, this links him with Nimrod-Cain, another figure known to have struggled with God, and with men.
However, there is much more evidence to link Jacob with this figure. First of all, consider the "ladder to Heaven" which he witnessed. As Freemasonic expert and author Albert Pike writes in Morals and Dogma, "The word translated ladder is salem, from salal, raised, elevated, reared up, piled into a heap... a pyramid with seven stages." Other Biblical scholars share in this consensus: the "ladder to Heaven" which Jacob saw in his dream was a seven-staged ziggurat reaching to Heaven - just like Nimrods Tower of Babel! Even the word "Bethel" is phonetically similar to "Babel." But theres more. The word "Beth-El", or "Beith-El" has been translated from the Hebrew as meaning "House of God", and also "Gateway to Heaven" - exactly what Jacob said it was. But according to author René Guenon in his book The Lord of the World, this word is also related to "bétyle", which is, "a stone believed to be the dwelling-place of the deity... Thus this stone must be the true "divine habitation, the sea of the Shekinah." This concept is further elaborated on in his colleague Julius Evolas The Mystery of the Grail, where he writes, "lapis betillis, or betillus... may be a reference to baitulos, the stone fallen from the sky according to Greek mythology." This "stone that fell from Heaven" is also known as the Grail stone, a representation of Lucifer or Cain, and the bloodline of his descendants, "The Grail Family", which included the kings of Babylon, the Biblical patriarchs, the Merovingian kings in France, and most of the royalty of modern Europe. Jacob built a temple upon that stone, and if he believed that the spirit of God actually lived inside that stone, then this temple would quite literally be a "House of God." Furthermore, it is clear that the temple he built represented, as all "world mountain" temples do, the center of the Earth, for we read in The Legends of the Jews that after he had set up and anointed the pillar, "God sank this anointed stone into the abyss, to serve as the center of the earth, the same stone, the Eben Shetiyah, that forms the center of the sanctuary, whereof the Ineffable Name is graven..." Therefore, if Jacob built his temple as a replica of the one he had seen in his dream, he would have a seven-stepped ziggurat reaching up to Heaven, with the cornerstone sunk down into the abyss, to the center of the earth - an exact representation of the primordial world-mountain in all details. Perhaps this myth is the source of Judaisms most pre-eminent symbol, the six-pointed Seal of Solomon, which can be viewed as a representation of this mountain. The upward-pointing triangle represents the mountains peak, as well as the element of fire, licking up towards Heaven, and the downward-pointing triangle represents the cavern leading t the center of the Earth, and to the stone, as well as the element of water, issuing from a subterranean source. That the Israelites viewed their God as actually living inside a holy mountain is clear from his traditional title, "El Shaddai", "The Lord of the Mountain", and from the fact that he introduced the 10 Commandments to Moses from inside of a volcano, appearing in the form of a flaming pyre to a man whose name means "Rescued from the Water" - symbolic indeed. And, of course, there is that other most well-known habitation of the Lord, Mount Zion, next to which the Jews built another "house" for the Lord, the Temple of Jerusalem.
Despite the very specific dimensions detailed in the Bible regarding how many cubits high and wide it was, we really dont know what the Temple of Jerusalem looked like - only that it was built according to the specifications of the Almighty God himself. However, most experts agree that it was built on the foundation of a much older, megalithic-style temple, obviously to another god. Although we dont know for certain that this previous temple took the form of a ziggurat, it would certainly seem to be implied by the name "Jerusalem", containing that word "salem" which, according to Albert Pike, means "a seven-stepped pyramid." (6.) The number seven recurs repeatedly in the story of the Temple of Solomon, which was built in seven years, within the confines of a city that, like Rome, was built upon seven hills. Like Bethel, and other sacred "world mountain" locations throughout the ancient world, Jerusalem was believed to be the literal "center of the earth", and throughout the middle ages was depicted on maps as being in the exact mathematical center, with all of the other land masses clustered around it evenly. The temple was itself believed to have been built in the direct center of the Holy City. And of course, like Bethel, the Temple of Solomon was built upon a sacred foundation stone, "the Rock of Zion", "the stone which the builders rejected." Just as the Lord was believed to literally be living inside the cornerstone at Bethel, God was believed also to literally reside inside the Ark of the Covenant, the Jews most famous treasure, for which the Temple was supposedly built in the first place. The Temple was built with three concentric chambers, and the Ark was placed in the exact center of the Temples inner chamber, the "holy of Holies", right where we now find the black meteorite - another "stone that fell from Heaven" - worshipped by Muslims at the Dome of the Rock, which was built over the old Temple mount. And what else was inside the Ark, supposedly? Stone tablets, handed to Moses by God himself, inscribed by Gods own divine finger. The stone at Bethel was said to have words written on it as well, specifically the four-fold "Ineffable Name of God." (7.) Evidence would indicate that the cornerstones of both the Bethel and Jerusalem temples are in fact the same object. And although Bethel and Jerusalem were probably not the same geographical places historically, there is another interesting detail from the Jewish apocrypha that indicates a geographical and symbolic connection: both Mt. Zion and Bethel are said to be "near" a place called "The Cave of Treasures", in which many Biblical patriarchs and matriarchs are said to be buried. Here, Adam and Eve are said to lay, their bodies undecayed in a perpetual death-like slumber. Eve, it would appear, is another manifestation of the "Sleeping Beauty" goddess archetype. Then the Garden of Eden, it would follow, must have been located atop the sacred world mountain, especially noting the fact that Eden was surrounded by four sacred rivers, just like the world mountain is.
have actually been a series of "reincarnations"
of the Temple of Jerusalem, all of them sacked and ruined
by foreign invaders. The Ark was, according to legend, secreted
away long before, most probably within the vast caverns underneath
the Temple which Solomon had built - another similarity between
this temple and ancient ziggurat temples. And with the Ark,
and its precious cargo, deposited underground, that makes
the similarity between Solomons Temple and Jacobs
Bethel - in which the cornerstone was sunk down into "the
abyss" in the "center of the earth" - complete.
Although the famous "Wailing Wall" is the only remnant
of the Temple still intact today, the "ruined" Temple
of Jerusalem has become a powerful symbol for modern-day Freemasons,
who undoubtedly adapted it from their predecessors, the Knights
Templar. (8.) Interestingly, there is a symbolic representation
of the Temple of Solomon to be found in Scotlands Rosslyn
Chapel, built by a direct heir to the Templar heritage, William
Sinclair. It was purposely designed to have direct structural
and dimensional similarities to the Temple of Jerusalem, including
underground caverns in which treasures are believed to have
been secreted. But it was also purposely left unfinished,
as a representation of the concept of the "ruined temple."
This concept may just be an archetypal memory of the destruction
of the Tower of Babel, a concept that one might suppose is
also represented by the missing capstone of the Giza pyramid.
This capstone is presented on the Masonic "Great Seal
of the United States" on the back of the dollar bill
as having been restored or replaced by the "All-Seeing
Eye of God." In a away, the ruined temple represents
the Fall of Man, and its restoration, his return to the Garden
of Eden. With this is mind, it is noteworthy that Rosslyn
Chapel is located in the Scottish city of Edinburgh, which
literally means "Mount of Eden", and which is also,
believe it or not, built on seven hills.
However, as we have stated elsewhere in this issue of Dagoberts
Revenge, Rosslyn is not the only holy site in Europe where
the architects and landscapers have clearly attempted to reflect
or symbolically refer to Jerusalem and the Temple of Solomon.
The other most noteworthy site is Rennes-le-Chateau, France,
which, as we have demonstrated in another article, has a landscape
that has been purposely concocted to resemble the street layout
of the Old City of Jerusalem. On this landscape you will find
the Church of St. Mary Magdalen, with the words "This
Place is terrible. It is the House of God and the Gateway
to Heaven" transcribed over the doorway, a deliberate
reference to Jacob's Temple of Bethel. Directly inside that
doorway stands the infamous statue of the demon Asmodeus,
the legendary builder of Solomons Temple, according
to Judaic tradition. The demon holds aloft on his shoulders
a seashell full of holy water, surmounted by two fiery salamanders,
and then further surmounted by four angels, thus embodying
a symbolic union of the four elements, like the ancient ziggurat
temples weve spoken of. The church is profuse with seemingly
gratuitous water imagery, like the ziggurats, with their sacred
pools and moats. And although there is no sacred pyre of evidence
of temple prostitution having taken place there, the patron
saint of the church, Mary Magdalen, actually was a temple
prostitute, and a worshipper of Astarte, a.k.a. Semiramis
- another temple prostitute. And Mary was also, just like
Semiramis, married to the king of the Holy City. In fact,
some say that the name "Magdalen" means "Companion
of the King", while it may also derive from the Babylonian
word "migdol", which means "tower." Her
first name, "Mary", is derived from the root word
for water - "mar." But another derivative of "Mary"
commonly used is Miriam, which is found to be contained in
"Semiramis", and which is a proper noun designating
the female consort in a sacred sex ritual. Since Mary Magdalens
companion was known as the "Second Adam", that must
make Mary the "Second Eve." Also known as the "Bearer
of the Grail", because she carried Christs seed,
she is depicted in Catholic statuary as holding a vase full
of balm, something shared by many other goddesses of the Venus
Things such as these are undoubtedly the cause for the strange
development of the "cult of Mary Magdalen", in which
the saint is worshipped in a veiled form (and Venus in a form
veiled further still) taking the shape of "Black Madonnas",
strange idols of the Madonna and child that can be found in
Catholic churches throughout the Pyrenees region. It should
come as no surprise, then, to learn that there is a long-standing
tradition which states that Mary Magdalen is buried, in the
region of Southern France surrounding Rennes-le-Chateau, perhaps
somewhere amongst the five mountains that found there that
form a perfect pentagram - the symbol associated with Venus.
Or perhaps St. Mary can be found in the local "Cave of
Pyrene" in the Pyrenees. Certainly Father Saunieres
mural in the church at Rennes-le-Chateau depicted her inside
a cave, surrounded by emblems of death - surely an indication
of the secret he had learned regarding the location of her
remains. And her descendants, the Merovingians, were known
for their fire-red hair, just like Pyrrha/Pyrene.
The Sumerian word "pir", from whence comes "pyre",
and thus, "fire" (9.) also has a number of other
very interesting derivatives. From it we also get the Sumerian
word "par" or "bar", which means "house"
or "temple", and thus the Egyptian word for "priest-king",
"Pharaoh." The syllable "par" or "per"
can be found in a number of other seemingly related words:
"Paradise" (the location of the World Mountain);
"peer" (meaning "nobleman"); and most
likely, the words "perfect", "pure", and
"purge", from which we get the word "Purgatory"
- all words related to spiritual cleansing (based on the idea
of baptism by fire.) This is probably the source of the word
"pray" as well. We should also consider the Indian
Zoroastrians known as "Parsis", and the Jewish sect
known as the "Pharisees", as well as the land of
Persia. It may even be related to the word "pierce",
from whence "Parcival", the Grail hero, gets his
name, which means "pierce the valley", as in the
valley between the twin peak of the World Mountain. Note also
that one of the places where Parcival sought the Grail was
in "Chapel Perilous."
the syllable "per" comes up in André Douzets
recent book, Saunieres Model and the Secret of Rennes-le-Chateau,
published by Adventures Unlimited Press and "Société
Perillos." This group is obviously named after the area
of Perillos in Southern France where Douzet believes Jesus
Christ to be buried. He points out that the coat of arms of
the Lords of Perillos depicts three pear fruits, specifically
a variety of wild pears known as "Mary Magdalen pears."
More provocative still is the painting which he mentions,
found at the church in Arques, not far from the "Col
du Parades" (Hill of Paradise), in which the baby Jesus
is depicted in the Garden of Eden being offered a pear by
an old woman. Douzet then makes the most amazing statement,
writing that, "Because of its agreeably sweetened savour
and its abundant juice, this fruit symbolized Venus... also
undoubtedly by her round and soft forms, it inspired the eroticism
symbolizing the woman, the Love."
What is being indicated here with all of these "per"
or "par" words in relation to Southern France, the
goddess Venus, and the Holy Grail? Is it possible that the
Lady Venus, the female co-pilot of the Ark during the Deluge,
is buried in one of the nearby mountains, her grave cryptically
referred to by locals as that of Mary Magdalen? Or was there,
perhaps, a stepped-pyramid temple to Venus in the area during
ancient times, containing the sacred flaming pyre, which has
since been covered up by dirt because of the flood which destroyed
A fascinating hint that this possibility exists can be found
in the book Le Vrai Langue Celtique, by Abbé
Henri Boudet, a friend of Rennes-le-Chateaus priest,
Berenger Sauniere, who was intimately involved wit his discovery
of the famous "Rennes-le-Chateau parchments", and
who undoubtedly knew the secret of Rennes-le-Chateau. He used
this book about the Celtic language to encode clues about
that secret, many of which have yet to be deciphered. On page
216, Boudet makes a strange, out of place reference to the
word "PYRE" - in uppercase. This reference is then
connected to another, ill-fitting allusion which Boudet makes
to the passage of Genesis 9:18. As luck would have
it, this reference is quite relevant to the subject of this
article, for it is a reference to the Flood, and to the bloodline
of Noahs descendants. It says: "The sons of Noah
who went out from the Ark were Shem, Ham, and Japheth. Ham
is the ancestor of the Canaanites." And the Canaanites,
we might infer, were, Boudet believed, the ancestors of the
Merovingians, the Grail family. Perhaps this is part of the
secret, contained within Southern France for hundreds of years,
which Boudet was trying to communicate.
1. In Sumeria, we have the tale of the goddess Ninurta, who
stopped up a flood of waters pouring out of the inside of
the Earth by hurling a mountain on top of the exit point.
That mountain became, thereafter, the World Mountain, and
Ninurta changed her name to Ninhursag, "The Lady of the
Mountain." She was also called the "Lady of the
Rib", a symbolic connection to the Biblical Eve.
2. His name is the root of the word "Volcano."
3. It is interesting to note that, in 1627, a Sicilian witch
interrogated by the Inquisition confessed that she had seen
Sybil emerge with her fairy entourage from "a cave in
the Tower of Babylon", and that Sibyl was "King
4. Traces of this function performed by the priest and priestess
in ancient times can be found in the Latin word for "priest"
- Pontifex - which literally means "builder of bridges"
- to Heaven, of course.
5. From The Legends of the Jews, Vol 1., by Louis Ginsberg.
6. The Temple of Solomon was based on the Phoenician temple
on the island of Tyre. All Phoenician temples, like the Atlantean
temple described by Plato, had two pillars that marked the
entrance: one made of wood, for the goddess Astarte (Venus),
the other made of stone, for the god Baal (Nimrod-Cain.) The
Temple of Solomon also had two pillars, named Jachin and Boaz.
And although there was no body of water surrounding the temple,
there was something called the "Brazen Sea", held
aloft by twelve stone bulls, three facing each cardinal direction,
over which stood the flaming "pyre" of burnt offerings.
The temple was supposed to be dedicated to the Jewish god
Yahweh alone, but even King Solomon himself erected idols
to the Phoenician gods within its Inner Sanctum, and maintained
a harm of temple prostitutes with which he undoubtedly performed
sacred sex rituals - just like in the ziggurat temples of
7. This jibes with the legends of the Grail stone"
that "fell from Heaven", which is inscribed with
the names and lineage of all of the members of the "Grail
family." The Rock of Zion is also representative of that
same bloodline, for Christ called himself by that title, a
statement that is usually interpreted as a reference to his
descent from King David. Christ, of course, was born in a
city called "Bethlehem" - very similar to "Bethel."
8. This group had lead the Crusades to recapture Jerusalem
for the Holy Roman Empire, and used the Temple Mount itself
as their headquarters.
9. "Fire" may be the source of the name of the Norse
Goddess, Freya, that cultures version of Venus and the
source of the word "Friday."
10. A relevant fact which should be noted here is that the
Pyrenees mountains contain a number of caves, one of which
is the previously mentioned "Pyrenes Grave",
covered with pre-historic paintings of animals, some of which
were native only to far-away places like China and South America,
indicating that the people who made them were world-wide navigators
who had washed up from a foreign shore. These caves, by the
way, were all painted during an epoch of pre-history (14,000
- 10,000 B.C.) known to archeologists as the "Magdalenian
Era", named after the famous "Magdalen Cave"
in Dordogne, France.