The central key figure of the incredible Novo Ordo Seclorum Geometry of the "Gateway to the East", aka the city of Trieste, is based just on that "Saint Just/Justus" figure:
Reversed pentagram, Masonic squared triangles, Virgo triangles of the urban (Counter Reformation shaped) architecture of the "Gateway to Hell"/city of Trieste, seem to be centered on the figure of that guy, a Vatican 1700 years old cartoon I nicknamed: "the saint protector and patron of Vatican scuba divers". You'll realize why later.
Papal Keys and Masonic Symbolism, by Mad.Arsenal
Jul 31 2007, 04:16 AM
Here's alot of masonic symbolism and the perhaps the true origin of the Papal Key symbol and its connection with the skull and crossbones symbol.
Like 95% of all symbolism is astronomical in origin, I see it from that angle cuz I believe thats the right angle to begin with.
And we must begin in ancient Egypt.
This is how they typically buried their mummies, with the arms crossed:
The cross in its basic symbolism is the equinoctial cross.
They had 12 steps in the mummification process, alluding to the 12 signs of the zodiac.
We must understand how important the heaven and the sun's yearly cycle was to them, and how they transferred that knowledge of the "above" to explain the world "below".
First we need to know abit about some esoteric Freemasonry symbolism.
Freemasonry - the Blue Lodge (first 3 degrees) - has 2 doctrines:
1. There is only one supreme nameless creator being, the "grand architecht of the universe"
2. The soul of the human being is immortal and survives the grave
This is clearly explained and layed out in 32nd degree Freemason, Robert H. Brown's book, "Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy" from 1882.
For example, in a section explaining the Egyptian tau cross, p.215, he quotes it directly from a masonic lecture:
|The tau cross, is as has been shown, an ancient symbol of|
Egypt denoting salvation and eternal life. The triple tau, being
a combination of the tau cross three times repeated, teaches us
that "we have an immortal part within us that shall survive the
grave, and which shall never, never, NEVER die" (Masonic
This is the two ancient doctrines of the mystery schools. The population was to get the exoteric version with the superstitious gods, based on the heavenly bodies, and the initiated learned thru the degrees the esoteric version, that "there is only one supreme being", and the dieties are but the planets etc. And that "the soul is immortal."
In this tv-program about Freemasonry, we learn about the grip of the 3rd degree, a grip called the "Lion's Paw", at 12mins54secs:
It also shows the 3rd degree of Freemasonry, where the initiate will play Hiram Abiff (the sun) who's slain by three ruffians (October, November, December or Saggitarius, Capricorn, Aquarius)
While he's buried, 12 masons go searching for him (the 12 months/zodiacs) and the 3 masons going West find him (January/Pisces, February/Aries, March/Taurus)
They then try to resurrect him 3 times (April/Gemini, May/Cancer, June/Leo).
They try with the two first grips (Gemini and Cancer) but only succeed the 3rd time, raising him from the dead to full upright position with the special grip, the "Lion's Paw" grip. This is of course an allusion to the sun being finally restored to full glory at summer solstice, June 21st, the sun in the sign of Leo the Lion, the strongest sign whith its strenght finally resurrects the sun/Hiram Abiff, role-played by the initiate.
This shows alot about how much they care about the different stages of the sun, the yearly cycle. And the veneretaion of the sun's yearly revival. At winter he's dead. But then at vernal equinox he suddenly begins to show signs of life, he is resurrected from the dead, once again, the eternal life of the sun bringing eternal life to the world. Therefore the allusion to the immortality of the soul of man, as above so below.
The vernal equinox was the most venerated, thats when you could feel the suns revival and nature beginning to spring back to life. The sun had therefore passed from death to life.
On page 98 in Brown's book, we find this ancient drawing from a king's sarcophagus. It shows his initiation into the degrees of the Mystery School of Isis:
The initiate, the king, is playing Osiris, the sun. He's the one lying "dead" on the floor. Obviously what we see is Leo gripping him to raise him to life at summer solstice, with the "Lion's Paw". The lion getting the signal from Isis at left (what would be the Grand Master in Freemasonry's ritual)
Today at summer solstice the sun is in the sign Gemini, but Freemasonry hasnt changed its ancient ritual over the many thousands of years from Egypt to the present.
Actually, Brown shows that Freemasonry is built wholly on the particular Greek Mystery School of Bacchus (IHS) which was of course built on the Egyptian ones, like all the Mystery Schools. The Bacchus mystery school was continued as the Essenes cult, and Bacchus was the sun hero who's almost exactly like Jesus, turns water into wine etc.
What we will notice on the picture is the cross on the initiate playing Osiris. That is the cross that represents Osiris.
This cross is the equinox, "The Great Celestial Cross".
The Egyptians had different names for the sun in its different stages:
|The sun was called "Atum" at dusk, "Osiris" at night, "Khepri" at dawn and "Re" at noon.|
Osiris was the sun when it was DEAD. That is either at night or at winter.
Therefore, Osiris became the judge of the Netherworld, and after you died and was burried, you'd have to face Osiris to be judged. He was infact the gatekeeper to the other realm, the realm of the dead.
So, the cross represents the equinox.
This was a very special time when the sun either came back to life, or passed away. Which is where we get the term "to pass away". Over the equator to the other realm. Or the Hebrew's "passover" at vernal equinox, celebrating spring and "springing to life" of the 12 tribes out of Egypt:
|As described in the Book of Exodus, Passover marks the "birth" of the Children of Israel|
The equinoxes are the points where the sun crosses over equator to the other realm.
Either from death to life, or from life to death.
The equinox thus represents the gateway.
It was also represented in the "Sun gate" or "Sun door", and when you pass thru that door, you go to the "beyond", the realm of the spirits, the "heavens" etc.
That is, the two pillar's most ancient and basic function was to mark respectively summer and winter solstice, to secretly function as a calendar. When they built their suntemples - facing east - they first placed a spot on the floor. This is called the "blazing star" in Freemasonry, and is found in the chequered floor of their temples, a pentagram.
They would stand on the spot, the "blazing star", and at summer solstice the would mark a place for the one pillar/obelisk outside the temple exactly in line with the rising sun, then do the same at exactly winter solstice.
Notice the "blazing star"
That means, whenever the sun rises in line with the north-east pillar, then its the day of summer solstice. And the south-east pillar, winter solstice. Thats why, as As Brown explains, still to this day, the masonic laying of the cornerstone is a sacred ritual, and it must for this reason be the north-east cornerstone layed first, for summer solstice.
Laying the north-east cornerstone of the new building: A new nation
Also, they would put mosaic chequered patterns on the floor of the temples to make it easier to measure the shadow and thus the time of the year.
These two pillars came to represent the "doorway of the sun". The "sun door".
"The Royal Arch of Freemasonry" means the heavenly sphere from vernal to autumnal equinox. That is spring and summer, these seven signs of the zodiac in the part of the year where the sun is alive and brings life, fruit, light and happiness. From Taurus to Scorpio. Or, as the masonic tradition was further evolved a couple of thousands of years after the high epoch of Egypt, the sun had moved via the prescession of equinoxes, one sign. Which is also the astrological positions used today (altho it has moved one sign further the last 2000 years)
Therefore the Royal Arch is actually from Aries to Libra, and the strongest point, summer solstice, the "Keystone", is therefore Cancer, summer solstice at around 0AD.
The Keystone State
Notice how the moon is the one pillar and the sun the other which is how they often had it in Egypt according to ancient scriptures. They had different meanings for these solstice pillars, one of them of course Saturn (winter solstice) and the Sun (summer solstice) the two phallic archtypes.
These 3 points of the year, vernal equinox, summer solstice and autumnal equinox represented respectively beauty (spring, risen sun) strength (summer, strong live sun) and wisdom (old, wise sun)
Which is what they tell masons the three candles represent that is found in every masonic lodge around the altar:
It is of course these three points of the year from the Royal Arch.
This arch-doorway on the two solstice pillars represents the "sun door of immortality", the door to the beyond to the other realm and you'll always see the keystone as a speciel stone. Like the Arch of Triumph in Paris:
This arch, "sun door", is also in the intersection of 12 roads for the 12 zodiacal signs:
When the sun rises exactly in the middle of this sun door, that means its equinox. The special point where the sun is "crucified" and passing over equator to the other realm. Therefore they used to put the winged sun where they now put the keystone, alluding to the sun passing over. Again, notice the 12 zodiacal zones:
And here we have the Pope passing thru what the Vatican call the "Holy Door", to mark the so-called "Holy Year":
Very holy indeed.
No, just the same ol' sun door to the other realm
It is the "Sun Door of Immortality", the eternal life of the sun. And when you go thru it you go to the beyond. The beyond is eternity. The afterlife.
And in Egypt, Osiris was the judge you would face before entering the afterlife, he was the gatekeeper. Thats why he is represented with the cross. Its the cross of the equinox. The place where the sun/you will pass over.
The symbol itself "X" clearly shows a line/path passing over a border, the apparant path of the sun passing over earths equator to the beyond.
The "X" is the doorway to and a symbol of the afterlife, and we can now understand why they typically layed the arms in a cross on the mummy to be buried.
Some say that Freemasons sometimes do this aswell when their brethen are buried.
Osiris' symbol is therefore the cross, the symbol of the afterlife. They called it the Netherworld, where the sun enters at winter or at night when dead. And the symbol of the gatekeeper of the Netherworld.
He is the supreme judge and gatekeeper. The pharao would often represent Osiris becuz he had the ultimate authority, the "keys to heaven and hell". Nobody would thus go to the Netherworld without going thru pharoah.
Just like "nobody" will go to heaven without going thru the Pope
Here's Osiris, lord of judgement, forming his equinoctail "X" with his arms, the doorway to the beyond:
Again, the equinoctial cross of Osiris:
At the door:
And we can now better understand the symbol of the skull and crossbones:
So the pharaoh would do the cross of Osiris cuz he had the spiritual power of the gods:
BUT - notice the two different rods: An emperors rod and a shepherds rod.
The emperors rod is pharaoh's TEMPORAL POWER.
The shepherd's rod is his SPIRITUAL POWER.
Becuz we are the sheeple and he is our shephard, the ancient symbolism.
"Pastor" even means "shepherd".
Now we can collect the pieces of the Papal keys. The silver one is the temporal power of the earth, the golden one the spiritual power of heaven.
It is simply the same old solar concept, the keys to heaven and hell symbolised in the "Great Celestial Cross", the equinoctial cross, the gateway to the beyond that the Pope claims to keep. He holds the power of Osiris, the gatekeeper of the beyond. No-one will go to heaven unless they go thru the Cardinals (from latin "cardo", "hinges") and the Pope (door) who holds the keys. The so-called "keys of St. Peter".
And they have chosen to put the mitre on top of the cross in the Papal Keys insignia. This is where I would argue that its not a pure coincidence of resemblance to the skull and crossbones symbol!
Especially not if the Jesuits used to fly these flags on their Black Ships in the 1600's and use them when initiating a priest into the 4th vow.
We can take it a step further here. Bcuz, like I showed above, the Royal Arch was the two pillars, Boaz and Jachin, shown there with the sun and moon respectively.
But that has changed.
They have at some point replaced them with the globes of the earth and the heavens with the zodiacal belt:
Why? Isnt this the Pope's temporal and spiritual power?
As we know, these two pillars represent the summer and winter solstices. And the middle is the equinoxes, the "beyond", the "X-factor" you might say.
The sun will rise in the middle at both equinoxes, two times a year. Two "X"s.
Is this also symbolised in the compass and square logo which crosses over?
Why do they cross on both sides. Is it the two equinoxes, the "beyond" between the two pillars (the "sun door")?
Solomons temple is also a masonic allusion to the sun's temple. And that is heaven. Thats why the temple was started being built at vernal equinox and ended at autumnal equinox and overall completely symbolises the universe in every way, according to the biblical description.
The masons call "the beyond" the "great celestial lodge". Heaven.
So here we have Solomons celestial temple represented between the pillars, as the equinoxes, the two crosses/gateways to the beyond from the compass and square:
We even have the vesica yoni first, another symbol for the gateway between the realms, with the masonic sculpture of the "weeping virgin" inside (aswell as the enerative principle below)
The Pope (or rather the Jesuits) want to rule from the rebuilt Solomons temple - his "church" - in Jerusalem. But Solomons temple is also a symbol of heaven ("the sun's temple") which means the Pope wants symbolically to be GOD in heaven ruling from Israel!
Here is a fascinating Freemason scupture. This is in Eilat, ISRAEL:
The two powers of the Pope, temporal and spiritual, earthly and heavenly, the two pillars of power that the Vatican is resting upon.
The pyramid with the eye. The New World Order? Solomons temple, the sun's/Pope's temple of heaven?
The proportions of the inside of the Great Pyramid (Kings Chamber) is infact the same proportions of the precisely described parts of the biblical Solomons temple!
1:2 proportions (double cube), the numbers 1-7 represented, Pythagoras incorporated etc.
Notice how its purposely built upon a rock
and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it
Israeli supreme court, Jerusalem