Analysis of the Occult Symbols Found on the Bank of America Murals


Prominently displayed in the lobby of the Bank of America’s Corporate Center are “creepy” frescoes, filled with occult symbols. Even more unsettling is the fact that those images seem to predict events of a radical world change in the not-so-distant future. Are those murals predicting the coming of an occult New World Order? We will look at the occult meaning of the symbols found on the Bank of America frescoes.

A reader of Infowars sent me pictures of some very odd murals displayed at the Bank of America Corporate Center in Charlotte, NC. Needless to say they immediately caught my attention, as I was flabbergasted by their symbolism and their message. I also couldn’t help relating them to the ominous murals of the Denver International Airport.

Painted by Benjamin Long, the paintings are said to revolve around the themes of “making/building, chaos/creativity, and planning/knowledge in a “daring blend of abstract and realism, set off with touches of gold“.

The three frescoes ruling over the lobby of the Bank of America Corporate Center.

Although we normally read from left to right, there are clues within the frescoes hinting the viewers to read the paintings from right to left. The “planning” stage (visually represented by the fresco on the right) is normally the first step of any process so it would make sense to start from there.  There is also alchemical symbolism hinting towards the chronology of the frescoes, so we will begin with the one on the right:

Right Fresco

The fresco on the right is dubbed Planning/Knowledge.  An esoteric read of its symbolism reveals exactly what is being planned and what knowledge it is referring to.

Masonic Boy on Masonic Floor

We see here a young blond boy standing on a standard Masonic checker-board pattern floor. His feet are placed at a 90 degrees angle, in accordance to Masonic initiation ritual:

Q. On your return to the Lodge, where were you placed, as the youngest Entered Apprentice?

A. In the northeast corner, my feet forming a right angle, my body erect, at the right hand of the Worshipful Master in the east, an upright man and Mason, and it was given me strictly in charge ever to walk and act as such.”
– Malcolm C. Duncan, Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor

Seemingly underneath the boy are people dressed in business suits, seemingly strategizing while pointing at the Masonic boy. Does the boy represent the “new generation”?

This blond boy is very reminiscent of the blond boy featured at the center of one of the murals of the Denver International Airport.

Blond boy hammering a sword into a plowshare. Note that the boy is wearing a traditional Bavarian costume … perhaps as in Bavarian Illuminati?

Burning Bush, Woman in Cube and Pyramid

Symbolism overload

Behind the boy is a tree on fire, which is a reference of the Burning Bush of the Old Testament. The Burning Bush is of great importance in Masonic ritual, especially for the 33rd degree, whose members are considered to be “near the Burning Bush”.

“In the third Exodus it is record that, while Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro on Mount Horeb, “the angle of Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush”, and there communicated to him for the first time his Ineffable Name. This occurrence is commemorated in the Burning Bush of the Royal Arch Degree. In all systems of antiquity, fire is adopted as a symbol of Deity; and the Burning Bush, or the bush filled with fire which did not consume, whence came forth the Tetragrammaton, the symbol of Divine Light and Truth, is considered in the advanced degrees of Freemasonry, like the Orient in the lower, as the great source of true Masonic light; wherefore Supreme Councils of the Thirty-Third Degree date their balustres or official documents, “near the B.B.” or Burning Bush, to intimate that they are, in their own rite, the exclusive source of all Masonic instruction”.
– Albert G. Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Part 1

In the background is an Egyptian pyramid, the ultimate symbol of the Mysteries in occult teachings.

A strange feature of the painting is the woman apparently trapped inside a transparent cube, hanging from threads coming from the sky. Does she represent the common man, stuck in the confines of the material world (occultly represented by the cube) and manipulated by unseen the forces from above?

Stairs and Black Sun

Jacob’s ladder and a black sun

On the left of the image are stairs, apparently leading to the heavens, a classic symbol representing the path to illumination/Illuminati through the mysteries of Masonry.

A Masonic engraving depicting stairs leading from the Masonic floor to the “outside”

In the sky is a black sun, another symbol of an esoteric significance. Hermetic traditions teach the existence of two suns, an invisible and etheric one made of pure “philosophical gold” and the material one, the only one the profane can perceive, known as the Black Sun.

In alchemy, the black sun (Sol niger) is the name of the result of the first stage of the Opus Magnum. The alchemical Magnum Opus (or Great Work) starts with the “blackening” – the calcination of crude metals – and ends with their transmutation into pure gold.

Today, the symbol of the Black Sun is mostly associated with esoteric Nazism and cults such as the Temple of Set. It is also found in odd places such as:

Bracken House, London. The Black Sun beares the face of Winston Churchill.

…and, once again, the Denver International Airport.

Floor design in the DIA depicting a black sun moving in front of the golden sun

The right fresco therefore seems to portray the first step of a “Great Work” that needs to be accomplished, as symbolically represented by the black sun. Men dressed in suits (one of them oddly looks like Adam Weishaupt),  seem to be preparing a new generation of Masonic youth. Meanwhile, the “profane” seem to be idling in an translucent cube, controlled by invisible puppeteers.

Middle Fresco

The middle fresco, Chaos/Creativity, depicts a turbulent transitional period. Many details within the painting describe this profound turmoil, which seem to be affecting all part of society and civilization. We find military and religious figures, people protesting and much more.

Barb wires, nets and soldiers on the streets tell the viewers that this period of turmoil is also one of oppression. The nun does not seem very pleased either.

At the left of the painting is a person wearing a biohazard suit, hinting to some kind of chemical warfare.

Person in gas suit

For this reason, and many more, I find this painting very similar to one of the Denver Airport’s murals … the most infamous one.

This mural of the DIA portrays a militaristic figure wearing a gas mask and oppressing an endless line of sad people. Chemical warfare, military repression, dead babies … what is there not to like about this image?

If we look at the top of the fresco, we see translucent beings spinning with fire, perhaps implying that the turmoil is also happening on a metaphysical, cosmic or astral level.

Spinning naked bodies in a vortex of fire

This round fiery shape can also be likened to a sun. Its pale golden color and the transparency of its figures can be associated with the intermediate step of the great alchemical work named “Whitening”. Jung compared this step with daybreak, the preparation for the next and final stage, which is the sunrise, characterized by the color red. Which is, of course, the most prominent color of the left fresco.

Left Fresco

The fresco on the left is said to focus on the theme of “Making/Building“. The main figure of the fresco is a worker holding a shovel, contemplating the work done. In his back pocket is a red piece of cloth, a symbolic detail in the context of this image. There is indeed a great emphasis on the color red in this fresco, which, as mentioned above, is the also the color associated with the final step of the alchemical Magnum Opus: Rubedo, the “Red Work”.

In occult teachings, alchemical transformation can happen on numerous levels: a material level, where crude metals are transmuted to pure gold, but also on a spiritual and philosophical level, where the profane man becomes a “regenerated man”. In secret-society lore, the entire world is considered to be the subject of alchemical transformation; it is said to be an imperfect plane needing to be “transmuted into gold” in order to mirror the heavens, in accordance with the hermetic axiom “As Above, So Below”. Is a New World Order the “Great Work” of the occult elite?

Sleeping Giant

Is he dead or sleeping? And what does “EQ” mean?

An odd detail of the fresco is this man blending with the earth, apparently in deep sleep … or is he buried? This is also reminiscent of the (unsettling) sleeping little boy on the DIA murals.

A helpless little boy sleeping (or dead) under a red blanket

What Is The Meaning of the Frescoes?

Like most elitist art, the frescoes on display at the headquarters of Bank of America, the largest bank in America, tell a story intended to be decoded by those in the know. The frescoes seem to depict three stages of world transformation – planning, chaos and achievement – and are color-coded to be analogous to the three stages of hermetic alchemy: Nigredo (blackness), Albedo (whiteness) and Rubedo (redness).  The frescoes beare many resemblances to the murals of the Denver International Airport, which also depict progressive phases of a profound transformation of society after a period of intense turmoil.

The first fresco displays a wide array of occult symbols, some directly referring to Freemasonry. This is quite astonishing as the painting is in the lobby of the headquarters of the United States’ most predominant bank and not in a Masonic lodge … but perhaps there is some overlap. Those who are “in the know” and initiated to the Mysteries are those who are qualified to accomplishing the planning process, which in this painting seem to be the men in suits, whose ties match the red and white checker-board floor, and who make plans for the future generation, represented by the blond Masonic boy.

In the second fresco, civil unrest, riots, protests and repression are all taking place. Historically, the masses only usually go into an outright revolt when their living conditions deteriorate significantly or when hugely unpopular policies get adopted. Does this piece refer to the loss of civil liberties and the rise of a police state? There is also a metaphysical aspect to the image, represented by the spinning naked bodies that appear as the sun, implying that the period turmoil is also happening on a cosmic level.

The last fresco gives a sense of “mission accomplished”, with the dominant figure surveying the work, while also conveying the message that “the work is never totally done” as labourers are still hard at work in the underground. This is reminiscent of the movie Metropolis, where a class of workers silently slave away underground to sustain the elite’s utopia. I also can’t help but being reminded of the 33 Chilean miners while looking at those workers …

In Conclusion

The Bank of America frescoes are yet another example of the elite’s agenda being “hidden in plain sight”. These giant images, on display for all to see, but designed to be understood by few, describe the philosophy of the elite rulers, their occult knowledge and their plans for the future.  As it is the case for all works of art, it is possible to interpret these paintings on numerous levels and to come up with different conclusions. It is, however, difficult to ignore the recurrent themes found in the”Sinister Sites” described on The Vigilant Citizen: prevalent occult symbolism, the heralding of a “new era”,  contempt for the profane masses, celebration of repression and war, etc. When comparing the Bank of America frescoes with the art of the DIA and the Georgia Guidestones, we can find a definite consistence in their symbolism, their tone and their message. This leads me to believe that the same group is behind all of those sites and many more. Whoever they are, we know a few things for sure: they are extremely rich, extremely powerful and they don’t really like you … because you are not one of Them.


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5 years 6 months ago
Here's a thought – or, more to the point, a subtext in the murals: In the right mural, you have men in business suits talking about the new boy standing on the checkerboard (the plans of others), a girl being spun around like a record (just ask Danni Minogue) (distractions of desire), stairs and floors that end in the middle of the sky (ambitions of wealth and power), a black sun (those who use reason to blind), a burning bush (religion), an oversize pyramid (material science)…and a man busy in his studies. In short, focus on what's important. Notice that… Read more »
1 year 4 months ago

The first thing I notice about these murals is that they are very racist. Look at all the white people but only 1 black and no other races. The people who commissioned these are evidently planning on destroying all but the white race. I think races other than white should have something to say about this… and violently if you ask me. Nobody should get away with such blantant racism.

1 year 8 months ago

Hey have you guys notice why theres a black man with handcuffs on the hasmat suit pic?

1 year 8 months ago

srry mean in the soldier pic

3 hours 31 minutes ago
The boy is the first test tube baby, created from a swollen head double-tailed sperm, the Methuselah seed, planted two years before that read heifer Louise Brown. The burning bush is about him warning of the Chelyabinsk meteor as well as other future events. The suits are three world leaders who must prevent desolations during their time in office. The stairs are a future work to be done to return mankind back into space from which they fell after their homeworld was sodomized by an impact event leaving only the asteroid belt behind and raping that whore of Babylon you… Read more »
2 months 2 days ago

That’s an eclipse and not the black sun. These are strange paintings, evidently intentionally symbolic since the artwork itself is terrible.

2 months 9 days ago

I believe the EQ means the fifth. I looked up 5th degree mason and I found a article that said, “The Fifth Degree, Perfect Master, teaches us that idleness is the burial of a living man. Since Scottish Rite Freemasonry is progressive and each degree builds on the previous one, we find in this degree the themes of self-motivation and defeating procrastination logically follow and augment the themes of duty and labor from the Fourth Degree, Secret Master.

3 months 12 days ago
If these are indeed their plans, what can we do? As a nation, we are divided based on ideologies, religions, racism, misogyny. The elites are in the process of destroying a middle-class so that soon there will be only two classes: the 1% and the 99%. Once that happens, they may use the danger of domestic terrorism as a pretext to suspend gun ownership. After that, they can implement marital law. Once that happens, they can terminate all minorities and the disabled, reducing the population to a small number that they can easily manage. Under one worldwide government, the small… Read more »
adam weishaupt
3 months 15 days ago

the fresco depicts the stages until the New Atlantis is rebuilt: first is where we are now; at the bottom, spiritually devoid, god (burning bush) and enlightenment (the pyramid) are far away, the sun is dull/black. Second fresco is what’s coming (chaos), third is the result-order out of chaos where the builders (freemasons) will rebuild the destroyed world. The shovels are the pyramids of enlightenment…

8 months 3 days ago

EQ=EarthQuake ?

8 months 18 days ago

your subconscious will understand exactly what these mean-designed that way

8 months 18 days ago

oh-and could EQ also mean Earthquake?

2 months 21 days ago

Yeah, the sleeping giant, Redlands, earthquake.

10 months 18 days ago

to me the starving man in the middle fresco seems to resemble Jesus Christ, or maybe that's just how I looked at it.

Brougham Long
11 months 24 days ago

It could be stating the past?

1 year 1 month ago

I can't help but think of the Hunger Games when reading some of the stuff you post..
I watched D'Souza's movie America today…and so many things are spot on….and we do need to get this country back!!!
Keep up the good work and remember…
Nothing is as it seems, you can't see behind the scenes….

1 year 2 months ago

Thank you for a great and terrifying article! Now is the time for all good people to reconnect with their inner Divinity. We are in for the fight of the Aeon.

1 year 2 months ago

Notice the hand gestures of the men and women pointing the boy. One pointing, one cupped just like the IRS building pillars. Coincidence, no way.

Herve Keptner
1 year 7 months ago

the three pillars and the three buildings of 911? look like the bank might have paid for 911 to happens or least corporate spawncers!

1 year 7 months ago
I believe that the black sun could mean a solar eclipse, either by dust in the air or cosmic events. Biblical prophecy says that the sun will be darkened before the coming of the Day of the Lord, 42 months of which are the wrath of God during which God uses the devil (and his antichrist/false prophet) to force people to choose whom they will serve for eternity. Rev 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became… Read more »
1 year 7 months ago
Given recent events with Ebola, the 2nd mural appears to make a little more sense. Those bodies in the air appear to be the souls of the people burning in the industrial smokestack in the background of the photo because the smoke is rising and they are part of it. The prominent man in the hazmat gear, in my opinion, shows that infectious disease – Ebola, EnterovirusD68 – both of which have been brought here from foreign nations, is part of their plan to get to the third communist utopia mural. The fact that the government is not interested in… Read more »
Me Mind
1 year 7 months ago

They use "art" to help seed their ideas into the public imagination.

1 year 9 months ago
God I pray in tears of sorrow for humanity,l see the hidden messege in plain view day after day that agenda for world destruction of all but the elite, I pray to to the living God he who created all in the name of Lord Jesus Christ to forgive all who are ignorant to the evil that is manifesting before my eyes I believe in your word for you are my Lord and savior and ask that you forgive my transgressions for I m a sinnerand ask of thee please my Lord send me and all the holy ghost so… Read more »
2 years 21 days ago

I believe this is the society we live in today, already, mission done….to whatever extent is balanced and fair under the eyes of all-knowing powers that be in a divine sense. I believe the end result is a society run under a few major corporations with less employment opportunities. Remember, these murals were painted by just average joe, and no person truly can know 'all'. All we can do is take it day to day in our own affairs.

2 years 2 months ago

E Q indicates 13: E = 5 and Q = 17; 5 + 1 + 7 = 13 (The Tarot Card indicating "Death".)

john Gray
2 years 2 months ago

Why is it so hard to understand that the boy in the BofA mural Does NOT have his feet a 90 degree angle? If he had his feet at a ninety degree angle,one would be facing forward while the other completely to the left or to the right. Did you all fail geometry in elementary school? His feet are at approximately 45 degrees from each other.

3 months 24 days ago
Actually, they could still be forming a 90 degree angle, though it is hard to be sure. The heels are together. Each foot appears to be rotated 45 degrees from the front — forming a right angle. You can form a right angle with your feet without requiring that one of the feet be facing directly forward. Think of a ballerina’s turnout. To be fair, though, I think that when a Mason does a 90 degree foot stance, one foot is forward and the heels are not together so I don’t think that it necessarily represents the Masonic 90 degrees… Read more »
2 years 2 months ago

No fooling? wish I lived closer by id spray paint a stencil 25, for the cash they steal to close your account….
I banked with the criminals at RBC because student loans went there….gosh…..I bought at walmart a soda and sandwich….47usd due to an overdraft….I raised hell, screaming, ripped up the card and threw it at miss problem solver, asking "my hands are tied," can I make the right freemasonic hand signs to get my money…..

all that freemasonry stuff is a crock of s^&#

toss these wankers like they did the knights Templars I say

2 years 3 months ago

The interpretations are always personal , based on various factors , I am not here to enumerate…having said that, for me, EQ is "Emotional Quotient"…bye