The Occult Symbolism of the Los Angeles Central Library

Jan 26th, 2011 | Category: Sinister Sites | 180 comments


Throughout the history of Western Civilization, libraries have been the repositories of nations’ accumulated knowledge and the epicenters of their culture. Central libraries, more than being big buildings containing books, are important landmarks designed with impressive architecture and filled with symbolic art. The Los Angeles Central Library is certainly no exception. An in-depth look at the art found at the Library is quite a revealing one: It describes the occult philosophy of those in power. We will look at the Central Library’s history and the hidden meaning of its architecture.

Built in 1926, the Central Library is an important landmark of downtown Los Angeles. It is the central piece of one of the largest publicly funded library systems in the world, the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL). Most touristic pamphlets describe the building’s design to be inspired by ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean Revival architecture. As we will see, this choice of design is not simply an aesthetic one, it rather recalls the teachings and the symbolism of the ancient mystery schools of Antiquity.  In fact, after decoding the library’s many esoteric features, we can safely say that the building is mainly inspired by Freemasonry, which is, in turn, heavily steeped in ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean mysteries.

The Egyptian Room of a Masonic Lodge attest to the great importance of Egyptian mysteries in Masonic lore.

The Library’s tiled pyramid, two sphinxes, celestial mosaics and other details turn this public space into a true occult temple. Furthermore, the library is definitely built with an elitist state of mind. The true meaning of the art on display seems to be solely intended for initiates of secret societies and not the masses.  Before we examine the building’s most important features, let’s look at the background of its builders.

Elite Architect: Bertram Goodhue

Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, architect of numerous buildings of power.

The LA Central Library was designed by Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, a prominent architect who was recognized and hired by America’s most powerful people. His works include governmental and military buildings, churches, libraries and the private houses of politicians.

One of the most recognized elite buildings designed by Goodhue is the headquarters of the Wolf’s Head Society – a secret society of Yale University. Along with the notorious Skull & Bones and Scroll & Key – the two other secret societies found at Yale - Wolf’s Head functions are quite similar to Freemasonry: It is a discreet yet major force influencing one of America’s most elite universities. It has held within its ranks members who went on to become prominent politicians, diplomats, lawyers and athletes.

The insignia of Yale’s Wolf Head Society.

Perhaps Goodhue’s most notable project is the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel of the University of Chicago. Commissioned by America’s most powerful tycoon, John D. Rockefeller, the ecumenical Chapel is used for various religious celebrations. Rockefeller stated that the Chapel was meant to be the campus’ “central and dominant feature”.

The Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.

The Chapel was designed in collaboration with Lee Lawrie, America’s foremost architectural sculptor. The duo worked on several other important projects such as Nebraska’s State Capitol and the Los Angeles Central Library, the subject of this article.

Sculpture of Bertram Goodhue holding the Rockefeller Chapel by the Rockefeller’s favourite sculptor, Lee Lawrie.

Elite Sculptor: Lee Lawrie

Lee Lawrie

Born in Germany in 1877, Lawrie came to the United States at the age of 5. After learning the craft from some of America’s leading artists,  Lawrie collaborated with Goodhue on several projects and became America’s leading sculptor. His unique style and his knowledge of occult symbolism, ancient mysteries and Masonic principles apparently made him the elite’s artist. Some of his high-profile commissions include: the allegorical relief panels of the United States Senate, the Louisiana State Capitol, the statue of George Washington at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C and the Harkness Tower of Yale University.

Lawrie’s statue of George Washington at the National Cathedral. Notice the Masonic Square and Compass behind him.

Lawrie’s most recognizable works are however displayed at the Rockefeller Center.

Lawrie’s Wisdom, above the main entrance of 5, Rockefeller Center, NY. The sculpture, depicts a gnostic demi-urge holding a Masonic compass.

As described in a previous Vigilant Citizen article entitled Sinister Sites: Rockefeller Center, the complex built by John D. Rockefeller is filled with symbolic art describing the elite’s Luciferian philosophy based on the acquisition of divine knowledge (more on this later). Another important piece conceived by Lawrie at the Rockefeller Center is the statue of Atlas.

Lee Lawrie’s Atlas at Rockefeller Center.

Atlas is used by the ruling class as a metaphor “for the people who produce the most in society”, and therefore “holding up the world” in a metaphorical sense. Not surprisingly, Atlas is associated with some of the most important works of fictions describing the point of view of the elite.

Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged: two classic works of fiction describing the vision of the world’s occult elite. Both work’s promotional material feature Atlas, a metaphor for the elite “upholding the world”.

Knowing that Goodhue and Lawrie produced symbolic architecture for America’s most prominent tycoons, politicians and institutions, would you be surprised if the Central Library contained the same?

The Central Library

Facade of the Los Angeles Central Library

The library was originally built in 1926 by Bertram Goodhue. According to the Library’s documentation, the architecture’s central theme revolved around “illumination through the light of learning”. Due to an arson fire in 1986, the building underwent extensive renovations and expansion – but the central theme was faithfully respected. The artwork’s spiritual and esoteric undertones make the entire complex a “temple of illumination”. It is replete with profound mystical symbolism, sacred geometry, proportions and allusions to important occult works. The Los Angeles Central Library and the Rockefeller Center are very similar in this regard – not surprising, as Lee Lawrie masterminded both complexes. As it is the case for the Rockefeller Center, the torch of Illumination, representing divine knowledge, is the most important symbol of the Library.

The Pyramid of Illumination

Pyramid of Illumination at the top of the Library

Throning at the top of the Library is probably the complex’ most distinctive feature: A tiled pyramid topped by a golden hand holding a torch. Other than being beautiful and decorative, the Library’s apex has a deep occult meaning, clearly inspired by Freemasonry.

First, in occult lore, the pyramid is considered to be the ultimate symbol of the Mysteries. It represents the transition from the material plane to the spiritual world. From the square-shaped base of the pyramid (representing the material world) rise, in mathematical perfection, four triangles (representing divinity). According to many occult researchers, the pyramids of Ancient Egypt were most likely used for the purposes of initiation, where candidates were led to the path of Illumination.

“The more the great Hierophants were at pains to conceal their absolute Science, the more they sought to add grandeur to and multiply its symbols. The huge pyramids, with their triangular sides of elevation and square bases, represented their Metaphysics, founded upon the knowledge of Nature.
– Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma

On each side of the pyramid is a sun symbol, the most visual ancient representation of deity.

“The adoration of the sun was one of the earliest and most natural forms of religious expression. Complex modern theologies are merely involvements and amplifications of this simple aboriginal belief. The primitive mind, recognizing the beneficent power of the solar orb, adored it as the proxy of the Supreme Deity.”
– Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

Although the sun (or sunburst) is the most common occult symbol to represent the divine, it is however not directly worshiped as a god. It is a visual representation of the divinity. For this reason, the Central Library is replete with references to the sun.

In all the histories of the Gods and Heroes lay couched and hidden astronomical details and the history of the operations of visible Nature; and those in their turn were also symbols of higher and profounder truths. None but rude uncultivated intellects could long consider the Sun and Stars and the Powers of Nature as Divine, or as fit objects of Human Worship; and they will consider them so while the world lasts ; and ever remain ignorant of the great Spiritual Truths of which these are the hieroglyphics and expressions.
— Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma

The Luciferian Torch

Above the pyramid is golden hand holding a torch. There is a reason why this symbol is sitting above all others in the building:  It is a perfect representation of the building’s philosophy, Luciferianism.

The original torch is on display inside the Library. There, we can see more of the torch’s detail, including the serpent of knowledge intertwining its base.

In Latin, the word “Lucifer” means “light bearer”.  In occult symbolism, light and fire esoterically represent divine knowledge and enlightenment. A hand holding a lit torch therefore represents man’s ascent to divinity through the teachings of the Mysteries. The Gnostic interpretation of the story of the Genesis considers the snake (Lucifer) as a positive figure. It has given humans the intellectual faculties to reason and to ascend to divinity by their own means.

“Luciferianism represents the ultimate inversion of good and evil. The formula for this inversion is reflected by the narrative paradigm of the Gnostic Hypostasis myth. As opposed to the original Biblical version, the Gnostic account represents a “revaluation of the Hebraic story of the first man’s temptation, the desire of mere men to ‘be as gods’ by partaking of the tree of the ‘knowledge of good and evil.”
– Carl A. Raschke,The Interruption of Eternity: Modern Gnosticism and the Origins of the New Religious Consciousness

In occult teachings, Lucifer is not an existing being and is not equal to Satan. While Satan is esoterically associated with the descent to materiality, Lucifer represents the ascent to divinity using the cognitive powers of man. Through the acquisition of the knowledge of the Mysteries, an initiate has the:

“opportunity to erase the curse of mortality by direct encounter with the patron deity, or in many instances by actually undergoing an apotheosis, a transfiguration of human into divine”.
– Ibid.

Masonic authors such as Albert Pike and Albert G. Mackey have referred to the “luciferian path” and the “energies of Lucifer” to describe the “search for light”. The term “luciferian” is therefore used in the scholarly sense of “bringing enlightenment”. Masonic scholars often invoke Prometheus, who stole fire from the gods to bring to man, to describe this concept.  For this reason, Prometheus is the central figure of the Rockefeller Center.

Prometheus, the Hellenic equivalent of Lucifer, bringing divine knowledge to humanity at Rockefeller Center.

The references to Lucifer in this library do not stop here.

The Western Facade – Phosphor and Hesper

Western facade of the Library

Conceived by Lee Lawrie, the Western facade of the Library is another nod to the Mystery schools.  Two human figures are depicted with the names “Phosphor” and “Hesper” underneath them. This apparently minor detail is perhaps the most significant.

Phosphor (or phosphorus) is the Latin word for the planet Venus in the morning,  also referred to as the “Morning Star” or the “bringer of light”. Those terms are synonymous with Lucifer.

“Believing Venus to be two bodies, the Ancient Greeks called the morning star Φωσφόρος, Phosphoros(Latinized Phosphorus), the “Bringer of Light” or Ἐωσφόρος, Eosphoros (Latinized Eosphorus), the “Bringer of Dawn”. The evening star they called Hesperos (Latinized Hesperus) (Ἓσπερος, the “star of the evening”). By Hellenistic times, the ancient Hesperos would be translated into Latin as Vesper and Phosphoros as Lucifer (“Light Bearer”), a poetic term later used to refer to the fallen angel cast out of heaven.
– William Sherwood Fox, The Mythology of All Races: Greek and Roman

Hesper (or Vesperus) refers to Venus in the evening, the evening star.

“The disciples of Pythagoras also highly revered the planet Venus, because it was the only planet bright enough to cast a shadow. As the morning star, Venus is visible before sunrise, and as the evening star it shines forth immediately after sunset. Because of these qualities, a number of names have been given to it by the ancients. Being visible in the sky at sunset, it was called vesper, and as it arose before the sun, it was called the false light, the star of the morning, or Lucifer, which means the light-bearer”.
– Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

So Phosphor and Hesper are two words signifying the same entity, Venus, a celestial body occultly associated with Lucifer, at different stages of evolution. The figure representing Phosphor holds the names of Eastern philosophers such as Moses, Zoroaster and Buddah, while Hesper holds the name of Western thinkers such as Socrates, Francis Bacon and Immanuel Kant. These historical figures have not been chosen at random: they all play important roles in the teachings of the Mystery Schools. In fact, Francis Bacon, René Descartes and Immanuel Kant are central figures of the revival of modern Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry in Western civilization.

At the top of the wall is the Latin saying “et quasi cursores vitai lampada tradunt”. This is a quote from the Roman poem De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of the Universe) written by Lucretius and can be translated to “And like runners they pass on the torch of life“. The “torch of life” can be equated to the occult Mysteries, the hidden knowledge passed down from generation to generation through secret societies. Between Phosphor and Hesper, we see a cavalier passing the “torch of life”, or occult knowledge, to the next generation and from the East to the West.

The western facade of the Library, which also serves as the main entrance, is therefore a very significant piece representing the enduring existence of mystery schools through luciferian philosophy. All of this, and we haven’t even stepped inside the building.

Illuminated Globe

9-Feet wide globe chandelier

Situated right under the pyramid on the top of the building, this globe chandelier is composed of cast bronze and, according to the Library’s documentation, weighs one ton. It was designed by Goodhue associates and modelled by Lee Lawrie.

The globe is surrounded by a ring containing the signs of the zodiac and is illuminated by 48 lights. The ring is attached to chains leading to the sunburst on the ceiling. As seen earlier, the sunburst is an ancient symbol representing divinity. This design is reminiscent of qabbalistic engravings representing the 72 names of God.

The seventy-two names of God from Kircher’s OEdipus Ægyptiacus. Like the library’s globe chandelier, this qabbalistic engraving bears the symbols of the planets and the signs of the zodiac.

Do the lights surrounding the globe represent the “circle of the illuminated”, the hidden rulers of the earth, who are connected to divinity through Gnosis? Do the 48 lights, mirroring the 48 sunrays, represent the hermetic axiom “As Above, so Below”?

“Despite statements to the contrary, Masonry is a religion seeking to unite God and man by elevating its initiates to that level of consciousness whereon they can behold with clarified vision the workings of the Great Architect of the Universe. From age to age the vision of a perfect civilization is preserved as the ideal for mankind. In the midst of that civilization shall stand a mighty university wherein both the sacred and secular sciences concerning the mysteries of life will be freely taught to all who will assume the philosophic life. Here creed and dogma will have no place; the superficial will be removed and only the essential be preserved. The world will be ruled by its most illumined minds, and each will occupy the position for which he is most admirably fitted. (…)

The perfect government of the earth must be patterned eventually after that divine government by which the universe is ordered.”
– Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

The Statue of Civilization

In a remote alcove at the end of a checker board-patterned floor, the Statue of Civilization stands above a staircase flanked by two sphinxes. According to library documentation, the Lee Lawrie’s statue “symbolizes everything the library represents”. Her left hand holds a torch tipped with a flame and her right hand holds a book containing quotes which are, incidentally, quite important in Freemasonry:

“In the beginning was the word.” (Greek)
“Knowledge extends horizons.” (Latin)
“Nobility carries obligations.” (French)
“Wisdom is in the truth.” (German)
“Beauty is truth – truth beauty.” (English)

On the statue is a carved panel containing symbols of ancient and modern civilizations.

Panel on the Statue of Civilization’s robe

From bottom to top:

- Blank for unknown ages of man
– Pyramids of Egypt
– Ship for Phoenicia
– Winged Bull for Babylonia & Tablets for Judea
– Lion Gate of Palace of Ninos & Parthenon for Minoan and Grecian civilizations
– Wolf with Romulus and Remus for Rome
– Dragon for China
– Siva for India
– Notre Dame for Medieval Christian Europe
– Plumed Serpent Head for Maya
– Buffalo, Covered Wagon, and Liberty Bell for United States of America

Once again, these civilizations were chosen for their importance in Masonic history as they are known to have passed down occult mysteries. The blank space at the bottom most probably refers to Atlantis, the lost civilization, which, according to occult texts, was at the origin of Hermetism. The building representing Medieval Christian Europe, Notre Dame de Paris, was built by the Knight Templars, the order considered to be the ancestors of modern Freemasons.

The Sphinxes

One of the Sphinxes guarding the Statue of Civilization

In occult symbolism, sphinxes are the guardians of the Mysteries, protecting esoteric secrets from the eyes of the profane. The official website of the Library describes the sphinxes:

“In black unveined Belgian marble with bronze headdresses, the sphinxes symbolize the hidden mysteries of knowledge and guard the approach to the Statue of Civilization.”
– Source

Each sphinx carries a book containing quotes from Plutarch’s Morals (“On Isis and Osiris”)

Left Sphinx – “I am all that was and is and is to be and no man hath lifted up my veil.”

Right Sphinx – “Therefore the desire of Truth, especially of that which concerns the gods, is itself a yearning after Divinity.”

The first quote is incredibly significant in Masonic mysteries as Illumination is metaphorically equated to the “lifting of the veil of Isis”. For this reason, Freemasons dub themselves the “Widow’s Sons”, the widow being Isis, the goddess who lost her husband Osiris.

“Though few ever discovered her identity, she was Sophia, the Virgin of Wisdom, whom all the philosophers of the world have wooed. Isis represents the mystery of motherhood, which the ancients recognized as the most apparent proof of Nature’s omniscient wisdom and God’s overshadowing power. To the modern seeker she is the epitome of the Great Unknown, and only those who unveil her will be able to solve the mysteries of life, death, generation, and regeneration.”
– Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages

The second quote sums up the entire purpose of occult secret societies: to seek godliness through the knowledge of the Mysteries.

The symbolism of these sculptures is therefore extremely powerful and revealing: Civilization, the force behind nations, politics, culture, economics and citizenship  is guarded by the symbol of the Mysteries. The statue basically says: Secret societies have guided the evolution of civilization since ancient times and will continue to do so.

The Star of Ishtar

Eight pointed star at the LACL

Embedded in the floor, at a central point of the Library, is an eight pointed star, a symbol known as the star of Ishtar.

A version of the ancient Mesopotamian eight-pointed star symbol of the goddess Ishtar (Inana/Inanna), representing the planet Venus as morning or evening star.

Ishtar is the Assyrian and Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war, and sexuality and is considered by the Babylonians to be “the divine personification of the planet Venus. The story of her descent into the underworld in search presumably for the sacred elixir which alone could restore Tammuz to life is the key to the ritual of her Mysteries. Perhaps for this reason, the symbol of the star of Ishtar is often found in the lower levels of occult buildings, such as the Manitoba Legislative building (full article on the subject here: Sinister Sites – The Manitoba Legislative Building). Does this symbol represent the underworld?

The star of Ishtar at the Manitoba Legislative Building

 

In Conclusion

To most people, the Los Angeles Public Library is nothing more than a functional building, which happens to be beautifully ornamented. When one understands the occult symbolism displayed around the complex, the Library turns into a temple of illumination, dedicated to occult mysteries and Masonic principles. It is a celebration of the accomplishments of the luciferian elite and of the prevailing of its occult philosophy. The fact that the library is dedicated to secret societies, despite the fact that the LAPL is publicly funded, tells volumes about the true nature of America’s power.

After reading this article, some might ask: “If seeking knowledge is a Luciferian trait, and if Lucifer is traditionally associated with evil, does it mean that seeking knowledge is wrong?”. Heck no. Seeking knowledge will never be wrong and being ignorant will never be right. Knowledge leads to wisdom and discernment while ignorance leads to confusion and bewilderment. Furthermore, it is only by fully understanding the forces at work in the world that one becomes in a position to truly accomplish good in society. Conversely, an ignorant person can easily be manipulated by deceivers to become their unknowing accomplices. No matter what term is used to describe the search of Truth, it will always be the noblest of deeds, regardless of one’s creed or religion. The faculties of learning and understanding are not the exclusivity of one group of people. They are gifts endowed to all humans and it is our duty to make the most of them. The most important thing to consider is this: Do you use knowledge to guide, inspire and enlighten or do you use it to control, manipulate and deceive? We have seen in previous articles how the elite uses their knowledge to manipulate the masses. What will you do with yours?

Thanks to Egersis for the pics!

 






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180 Comments to “The Occult Symbolism of the Los Angeles Central Library”

  1. jx says:

    As a loyal reader of Vigilant Citizen, I thank and salute you for enlightening us with all the truth in this world today, I think I would be living my life in ignorance and false hope for the world (that everything seems to be orderly) if I haven't been reading these well-written and researched articles. Even though it's so damn scary, but at least now I can do my part in informing all my loved ones and friends what the heck is really going on in here, not that there aren't skeptics, but I believe our combined efforts can do a lot in changing the world :)

    This article, like the rest, is very revealing because we often see all these symbolic architecture but never understand them. I always thought they were something sinister but never really knew what the symbols meant. Thank you so much and keep going at writing more articles.

    On a less serious note, I'm the first muhahaha..

    • coronote says:

      Thats how you do it.

      • right on says:

        Great Article VC- since the mid 90s I have always kept an eye out for this kind of symbolism in Architecture throughout the world. I have always wanted a website that opened people's eyes to this kind of thing. Please keep up the great work. I remember a visit to California/Mexico border at Tijuana I came across a 15 foot tall symbol of the all seeing eye, Nuovous Order Seclorum, ever since then I have stayed vigilant in getting pics of this kind of stuff. Very cool! Its only a matter of time before the sheeple start to pay attention to what is really going on. Props

    • DrBarb says:

      The Library symbols are in the Language of God. Each symbol represents a portion of the Great Cycle of Life, the program in which your Spirit is enrolled. Once defined you will find the original Christ-man and woman Immortal evolution for the Christing or Transfiguration of your Spirit's material memory into the Light Psycho-Nature of God the Father and Mother. You are currently living the Catholic version of Christianity defined and forced for 600 years in order to separate you from any Living, Objective, Visual and Telepathic Awareness with the Family of God, God the Father and His Christ Son as well as God the Mother and Her Chryseis Daughter. In Their Living Presence you can be healed of all PTSD, ADD, and etc.

      You have access to all Temples in the Divine Realm for the advancement of all philosophies, Truth and Knowledge. And most important, the means to Transfigure a mortal-son or daughter of man into and Immortal Son or Daughter of God, the beginning of the Christing of lyour Spiritual-Soul.

    • Cathy says:

      Baphomet is a metaphor for your Animal Mind that you need to overcome.

      Here's an excerpt from page 1 of "The Present."

      Charles Darwin revealed how evolution works, but not what it really means.

      Evolution is no longer just a theory; it has been proven true beyond a reasonable doubt. The problem is, even people who believe evolution is true disassociate themselves from the process. They somehow skipped all the lower forms of animal life and just started out at the top of the evolutionary ladder.

      The evidence says we evolved as life evolved.

      Human beings did not just appear at the top of the evolutionary ladder to reap the benefits of those millions of years of evolution without having to live through it.

      In other words, you were those other animals. Someone had to be them.

      You had to be lower animals to be a human now. You lived as all the different animals in your evolutionary line. You lived through millions of years, and millions of lives and deaths to get to where you are now. That's what Darwin's book means.

      In addition to the fossil evidence, the genetic code proves that all animals, including us, evolved from bacteria over the last 700 million years on earth.

      In other words, you were a microbe, an insect, a fish, a dinosaur, an ape…

      When all of the evidence (100%) says something happened, and there is no evidence (zero) that anything else could have happened, it is the truth beyond a reasonable doubt to honest, rational people.

      Read pages 1-3 of "The Present" for the ultimate truth of how life works in 3 pages.

      DON'T take my word for it. Check it for yourself b/c this IS the truth you can check:
      http://www.truthcontest.com/entries/the-present-u

      • TheTruth says:

        Cathy- WOW ! :) I don't even want to get started on your comment, all i have to say, is since you believe in Evolution that much, you should wonder why Darwin gave his life to Jesus Christ before he died…..hahah

  2. Great work VC! As usual!

  3. Not Blind says:

    Wonderful article, VC!

    I think you should send a hard copy to the Library as well as the closest Masonic lodge.

    I understand your analysis about the globe hanging from the ceiling, but I was wondering if it had something to do with the planet Saturn?

    I would be interested to know if there's a room in the basement used for rituals or sacred texts that aren't kept within the shelves of the main library.

    The fact that our schools have been dumbed down and mosre libraries are closing all the time due to lack of funding proves that the Masons are not good and don't hold society's youth first and fore most. If they truly wanted people educated and enlightened, they would donate to the libraries and schools. I hate the way Masons have idols and objects in most of the schools' lobbies. What exactly does this action represent? That most of the faculty are controlled by the Masons? All this needs to stop. In a school I used to work at, the main lobby had a stuffed bald eagle that had been donated by the closest Masonic lodge. The school's mascot was the bald eagle. I didn't think you could kill and stuff a protected bird, but what do I know? I'm just one of the dumbed down useless eaters, right?

    • Catty says:

      That's how they mark their "territory", so to speak with all this symbolism. Now that I've read this, I'll now wonder about the Library of Congress, too. This masonic architects already "marked" the Capitol.

      • nolemmingshere says:

        @catty

        Small minds are concerned more with the symbols than with the underlying principles. The great thing about opinions is you don't have to back them up with facts.

    • Concerned says:

      @Not Blind…you need to check your eyes check man.

      • Not Blind says:

        @Concerned

        Would you like to see how blind I am not?

        I won't comment on your willfull neglect of the truth since you have most likely taken an oath to keep the secrets of the Craft. I have done my due diligence in seeking the answers to what is being kept hidden and I'm proud that I have not taken an oath to anyone and have no secrets to keep.

        Please take a look at the website I found while searching for the meaning of the term 'Widow's Son'.
        http://www.freemasonrywatch.org/secrets.html
        I'd also like to mention that Internet Explorer did not block this website and I have not altered my settings as NoLemmingsHere suggested.

        I'd like to bring special attention to the picture of the 'Worshipful Master's' throne. Is that not a huge penis depicted on the back of the chair?

      • Not Blind says:

        Here's the main page of the website I linked above. Many things are discussed here and it's easily searchable for Masonic terms and rituals.
        http://www.freemasonrywatch.org/index.html
        Here's a copy of their index:

        Topics covered on Freemasonry Watch:

        Freemasons Rituals & Symbols, Freemasons History, Freemasonry Secrets & Passwords, Freemasons Images & Graphics, Masonic Religion, Freemasonry & the Pentagram/Goat/Baphomet Freemasonry's Compatibility with Christianity, The Anti-Masonic Party, Freemasonry & the Knights Templar, Freemasons & TUBALCAIN, Freemasonry & Skull and Bones, MASONS in the Vatican, Freemasonry & Communism and Socialism, Freemasonry & Darwinism, Eugenics and Abortion, Freemasons & Washington DC Street Plan, Freemasonry & the U.S Seal and One Dollar Bill Symbols, Freemasonry & the Da Vinci Code, Masonry & Politics, Freemasonry & the E.U., Freemasonry & the U.N., Freemasonry & N.A.T.O., Masonry & Police Corruption, Freemasons & Career and Employment Favoritism, Freemasons & Jack the Ripper, Freemasons & Security Services, Freemasonry & Terrorism, Freemasonry & Operation GLADIO, P2 Masonic Lodge, Freemasonry & Public Education.

        Tubal Cain! (Tee hee)

        @NoLemmingsHere

        Please visit this web page. It discusses the link between Freemasonry and the Public School System.
        http://freemasonrywatch.org/publiceducation_mason
        Again, this website shouldn't be blocked by Internet Explorer either.

  4. Danson says:

    Great work as always VC!

  5. SMH says:

    Another article, sweet!

  6. chea says:

    I haven't even read the article yet, but I know what caliber of work you are able to produce, so I am thanking you ahead of time. Now, to enjoy the article :-)

  7. chea says:

    John Todd says Atlas Shrugged is an illuminati coded book Ayn Rand has ties to the elite somehow I forget

    • Dood says:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChV3Jgrrp7o

      here's a video about John's speech on the Illuminati, very very informative and sincere

      • gene says:

        Thanks for the reminder of who we really owe a debt of gratitude to. John Todd was the first to come out and spill- back when no one knew what the word meant. He was tortured and then killed for giving this info as was William Cooper.

        Now we have the fake sensationalist freemasons like Alex Jones who screech while turning folks away and obscuring the REAL heart of the threat we face. If you have ever posted a comment there about John Todd, Cooper (who Jones stole credit from for predicting 911 and launched his career off this lie) IT WILL BE ALMOST MAGICALLY ERASED, instantaneously. To mention jewish involvement? You will be blocked from even clicking on his site.

        Thank you John Todd and William Cooper, true leaders who paid the price with their very lives.

    • EastGhostCom says:

      ties, are you kidding? She admits on a Donahue show (youtube) she had weekly luncheons with the Rockefellers and other UN globalist Luciferians.

  8. Me says:

    Good article vigilant.

    As always, very interesting.

  9. Eythan says:

    Thanks a lot for this quite interesting article, I love the way you analyze every symbole and etc…

    It is …quite amazing how people can just pass in front of an occult buidling and yet not know what is truly behind such a piece of "art".

    Let our eyes be opened even more, and our mouths be ready to spread the truth.

  10. A.M. says:

    i absolutely loved this article! one of your best ones to date. God bless you, vigilant!

  11. Metal Mickey says:

    "In occult teachings, Lucifer is not an existing being and is not equal to Satan."

    I suppose they're worshipping satan by proxy though. What do they actually worship? Themselves?

    • Dante says:

      I believe just by your name, you are already brainwashed by the illiminati. In case you didn't fully understand what VC wrote, VC tried to explain on what is the long beliefs of freemansons. Lucifer ACUTALLY is NOT Satan. Lucifer represents divine knowledge and enlightenment also using divinity to use the cognitive powers of man, while Satan represents the descent to materiality…

      As you see, Lucifer and Satan are two different things, and while you sit here and question VC intellect, maybe you should acutally know what you are talking about and read those books he have posted.

      Freemansons do not worship Lucifer or Satan, they represent the IDEA in their beliefs….. Metal Mickey, shut up.

      • Candy says:

        No, no, no….call him as you want : Lucifer, Satan, Iblyss, Prometé, Horus go on….the Devil is the Devil and will always remaine The Devil.Through out history and beleifs he will have different names however he will still represent's lots of things: spirituals and material pleasure and obviously, He will always trick, lure and deceive humans by presenting to them The most harmefull things in a verry attractive way (hope you understood what I mean, English isn't my native language)

      • Concerned says:

        Candy…you are wrong. Go read up on the subject before you say someone is wrong.

      • Candy says:

        Sure, I am open for suggestions, give a title I'll try to find it :)

      • Thinus says:

        I agree. Don't call a spade a gardening tool, call it by its real name, in this case : EVIL.

      • EastGhostCom says:

        Actually, THE Devil (as in one Devil) is a relatively recent invention. All down thru history evil has always come in pairs – Scilla and Charybdiss – Rock and Hard Place – Lesser of Two Evils – you can find it everywhere. This idea of a singular evil is recent, probably deception like Einstein and Big Bang.

      • WHAMMO! says:

        Actually, you have it backwards. Alll these esoteric teachings and gods and goddesses are actually directing mankind to Satan. Venus, Saturn, Jupiter, Apollo, Diana, Artemis, Liberta, Persephone, Thor, Atlas the list is endless. And every single one of them just a euphemism for Satan, including Lucifer.

      • Metal Mickey says:

        I wasn't criticising VC at all – I genuinely wanted to know what they worship. Worshipping knowledge instead of God seems completely pointless to me, that's all. If the Illuminati think they can be Gods then they are essentially worshipping themselves (as I said). It's God's number one commandment they're breaking – you shall have no other Gods before me.

    • babylon burning says:

      Book Of Enoch and Book Of Jubilees, both found in the Ethiopian Canon and Dead Sea Scrolls say God changed the name of the angel Lucifer (light bringer) to Satan (deceiver)

  12. chea says:

    do the elite say they have secret knowledge and lead people through intiations making them their "bitch" in the process by deceiving them?

  13. Grasshopper says:

    Thank you VC yet again for a brilliant article. I have to be honest though, all their symbols are so redundant it ceases to shock and amaze me anymore.

    Anyone who has an active Facebook account should see this. Ever see yourself thinking of sex while on Facebook? Maybe this is the reason. Subliminal messages, more destructive than one might think.

    http://www.breadwithcircus.com/subliminal.jpg

    • Mighty Taiger says:

      Great find.

      I am very sure that is no accident.

      And anyone can become sure of that when they sign onto facebook and look at most of the pictures in there…from men or women… sex, sex, sex…

      I have gone off all networking sites for half a year now. Have not found them to be necessary so far and I don't think I will.

    • hoolla says:

      it also says I am: Select Sex

      clicking on Select Sex brings up either male or female.

      I'm not saying it's true, but maybe they put Select Sex on there specifically instead of anything else to help your mind "see" it better. who knows.

  14. Angel says:

    Great as usual.

    This is what you can expect from Hollywood.

  15. tash says:

    Great conclusion !! Second paragraph was awesome. I agree 100% one of the most important statements made on this site maybe.

  16. tash says:

    It was the Mason who were sent over here to establish the 13 colonies. I didn't know that, at first it was Federals ( masons), which some broke off to "democrat Republic" as one, then the republicans broke off I think, which led to them becoming " The Anti- Mason party" right before it broke off into what we know know as Democrats & Republicans seperately. FYI

    • tash says:

      So basically we still have today " the Federals" the Democrats & Republicans all at play ! The Federals were the ones who had the money to build this nation. I think what we are seeing are the reminders !

  17. Gift Of Wisdom says:

    I love here in Los Angeles. Spectacular article!

    Essentially, all Masons, Illuminati and Zionists worship the prince of darkness, prince of the air, lucifer, satan, beelzebub, baal, moloch, zeus, helios or whatever name you want to call him – he is all the SAME.

    If your "god" is NOT the HOLY LORD JEHOVAH our Father and Creator,

    then that image is a false god who represents the fallen angel – the original liar and murderer.

    • Mighty Taiger says:

      Who did lucifer kill?

      • WHAMMO! says:

        John 8:44 (KJV)

      • Sean Torres-Thopmson says:

        Mankind is who he killed. As he tricked Eve into luring Adam into sin, that sin begot death for all mankind.
        Having sympathy for Satan is exactly what secret societies live on, and they base him as their giver of light. If the so-called knowledge of the secret societies are to benefit all mankind, then why is it a secret? Because it is a true falsehood given by the Father of the Lie…….Satan.

        Blessed be Jehovah, the One True God.

  18. robinslight says:

    I really enjoyed this article, especially your conclusion. I live in So. Cal and now I'm going to make a special trip to view this landmark.

    I've noticed on most of the forums in the message boards that people with certain beliefs feel as though if you have any of this occult knowledge and implement it into your life then you are evil and going to hell. LOL. I myself believe that yes, certain people do use their knowledge to manipulate others, but that is not always the case because our true human nature is one of goodness and loving. I chose to empower and educate others instead of keeping them down.

    • Mighty Taiger says:

      All symbolism aside the library is beautiful and has a lot of very good books.

      I think you'll enjoy the trip. ;)

  19. Mighty Taiger says:

    I live a few blocks away from that library and I go there very often…!

    I had noticed the symbolism from day one, most of all when I saw the female statue and the outside sun.

    The library is HUGE. 7 stories.

    Definitely a lot of money put into it.

    If it counts for anything though, every time I'm there I feel very much at peace. The library has a clean, free aspect to it.

    I can send more pictures if you need them

    Also, Does VC live in L.A.?

    I would like to start some form of group, kind of like a book club, to discuss certain things but more face to face.

    Feel free to send me a private message.

    If you are a member of the forums you already know how to look for me.

    And very good article, of course!

    I would really like to read more on the 'Hollywood' sign/letters in L.A. and why they are there.

    I have heard a couple of theories but have not been able to find something more thorough.

    Keep up the good work!

  20. C says:

    Awesome as usual! When I see a new article in my email, I jump on the link as fast as possible. Man you are good.

  21. JMK says:

    Love all your articles! I was wondering if in the future, you could provide page numbers to the books you cite? I'd love to be able to find the references a little more easily. Thanks so much and looking forward to the next post!

  22. chosen1 says:

    Love all your articles! I was wondering if in the future, you could provide page numbers to the books you cite? I’d love to be able to find the references a little more easily. Thanks so much and looking forward to the next post!

  23. Alejandro says:

    Great Article.

    What about Los Angeles City Hall? – Topped off with a Pyramid and the architect is a freemason who designed the Masonic Temple that ABC currently uses for the Jimmy Kimmel show that's located across from the Kodak theater in Hollywood.

  24. Alison says:

    Good stuff VC, well done. Nice conclusion. Thanks again.

  25. Tetelle says:

    excellent article merci de parateger avc ns vos connaissances!!

    que Dieu vs donne tj sa sagesse et intelligence pr interpreter clips momunents et autres

  26. Katty says:

    YAY!!!! Another great article from good old VC!!!!!!!! I love them they are brilliant!!

  27. Izzy says:

    I would gladly give up my free agency/will, and all the knowledge I have to be alive in the garden of eden as if no fruit was eaten off the knowledge tree.

    The argument gets interesting though when you throw a Western minds like Socrates,Secrates,Kant, into the symbolism, Im just surprised there was nothing in there on Marx or Neitzche who the elitists love.

    Knowledge is like fire or electricity in a sense. In the wrong hands it can only lead us exactly where we are, which is why man should have never had it to begin with.

  28. Rainbow snake says:

    >The Gnostic interpretation of the story of the Genesis therefore consider the snake (Lucifer) a >positive figure. It has given humans intellectual faculties to reason and to ascend to divinity >by its own means.

    Hummm… I wonder why the snake in Genesis is a bad one trying to give human wisdom and knowledge. I would rather follow luciferian doctrine and seek farther reaches of human potential than being condemned as a sinner. Isn't it true that Christianity and Judaism were suppressing human being – keeping us being ignorant and helpless being who need God's

    salvation?

    • Joan says:

      Didn't mean to click on "Like" for this persons comments. I think its very sad to see anyone not understand what hell is, and want to please lucifer. Awful that thousands will burn if they dont ever see the true light, Jesus Christ.

      • Kingdom within says:

        Didn't Jesus say, "The Kingdow of God Is Within You (Luke 17:21) ? I think the original teaching of Jesus was Gnostic..Church maybe used his teachings to control humans.

        Satan and Lucifer are two different beings as descrubed in this article.

      • ImNotGivingInfoToAMa says:

        Didnt your god try withold information such as healing in the bible? i am not having a go or anything just need that clearing up in my mind.

      • Raphael says:

        @ImNotGivingInfoToAMachine

        where did you read that??

    • Raphael says:

      @rainbow snake

      you don't get it, don't you? Man was not punished because he wanted to know (this is what brainwashed people are led to believe), man was punished because he snubbed the one and only law he was asked to observe. God would have given Adam all the knowledge he wanted had he asked for it. In fact God would have given Adam all the knowledge anyway, had he waited to come of age. Because no toddler is taught quantum physics, right?

      So the man failed the patience and obedience test which happen to be both proofs of wisdom and maturity. And to add insult to injury, instead of being ashamed of his pathetic arrogance and search for a hole in the ground to hide his face, he asks the devil (aka the prince of darkness) for enlightenment! All that while accusing God of hiding knowledge from him! How stupid is that?

      And so the man's 'true friend' will continue to teach him all the 'wisdom' he craves for and all the 'mysteries of the ages' and the dark symbolism he never needed to know until there's no more wisdom left..

      • Rainbow snake says:

        @Raphael

        I don't get it. God created man in his own image, yet he condemns man if he makes mistakes.

        God loves us, but He burned us in the fire of hell….God in the old testament is contradicting to me…

      • Raphael says:

        @Rainbow snake

        God doesn't condemn people for making mistakes, He condemns people because they refuse to acknowledge and consequently regret them. Had Adam or Eve admitted what they did was wrong and asked for forgiveness we wouldn't be here now… But what did they do instead? They consistently passed the blame on someone else: Adam blamed the woman and the woman blamed the snake. In addition to that, Adam goes on to say "the woman whom THOU gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree" thus suggesting it was God's fault, because He was the one who gave him Eve. Therefore blaming God for our wrongdoings is a very common tradition since day one. Literally!

        Same goes for the hell. Hell was not even meant for humans, hell was made to punish the devils at the end of times. On the other hand, since God gave us free will He doesn't want to force us into believing in Him. He did everything to show us His love and why it would be better for us to choose Him over the devil. He even came here to die a gruesome death as the ultimate proof! He talked to us, He made Himself known to us, He taught us and He promised He would be with us until the end. But He also warned us in both Testaments that whoever chooses the devil will share the same fate. So in the end it's everybody's choice where they go.

      • Concerned says:

        The bible is a very philosophical tale, it has stories that were taken from many teachings from past eras. If you take the story of Jesus from the New testament, Jacob form the old testament, Horus, Attis of Phrygia, Zoroaster, Heracles, Dionysus ect… you will find they all tell a very similar tale. When the bible we read today was finally put together as one piece by the emperor Constantine, It was a tool used for control to save the Roman Empire. It unified the whole empire under one religion. That is were modern day Christianity comes from. So the bible in fact could be one of the greatest conspiracies of all time. If you only use the Bible as your only reference than you are missing out on a lot of knowledge that was held from the masses for centuries and only recently has become more available.

      • Raphael says:

        @Concerned

        I assume that somebody who claims that "If you take the story of Jesus from the New testament, Jacob form the old testament, Horus, Attis of Phrygia, Zoroaster, Heracles, Dionysus ect… you will find they all tell a very similar tale" has serious arguments to go with it, right? Because I’d really like to know what exactly are the similarities between Jesus Christ's life and those of 'Horus, Attis of Phrygia, Zoroaster, Heracles, Dionysus ect.."?

        But first of all let’s straighten things out a little bit: the veneration of some of the gods you mentioned was recorded in history only after Moses wrote his part of the Old Testament which turns the perspective over quite dramatically: It makes it really possible that their stories were actually made up starting from facts and teachings of the Old Testament. For example Heracles and Dionysos's worships cannot be traced before the 6th century B. C., whereas Moses is believed to have lived between the 13th and early part of the 12th century, B. C.! Same goes for Zarathustra who, cf. Encyclopaedia Britannica, lived between the 6th and 5th century B.C.! As for Attis of Phrygia, nobody knows when, if ever, he lived but his worship was recorded even later, between 500 B.C and 400 A.D.!!! The only old pagan deity among those you mentioned earlier is Horus. But Horus bears absolutely no resemblance to the God of the Old Testament or with the Son of God of the New Testament. And neither do the other gods. Here’s a few reasons why:

        1. Horus was born from the “goddess” Isis and a golden phallus [:)] made by her as a replacement for her dead hubby Osiris’ real manhood (or should I say godhood?) which was cut and thrown in the Nile river and subsequently consumed by a catfish.. (ouch)

        Now God of the Old Testament is not known to be born by anyone. He always was and will always be. He created everything, from the time to the universe to all there is in them.

        2. Horus and the other deities had wives and concubines with whom they had children. The Bible's God didn’t need a wife to have children. He bore a Son with whom He shares the same nature and also being a Maker, He created (out of nothing) a lot of living things. Among them are the humans, created in His image and whom he later took in as his own children.

        3. Pagan deities had moral weaknesses, pretty much the same as ours: power hunger, greed, hatred, rumor mongering, treachery etc. while the Bible’s God is above all of that, being caring, righteous, compassionate, reliable and consistent among other things.

        There are way too many arguments I could bring because I really don’t see any similarities at all between God and the gods but it would take too much of my time and Vigilant’s space. But if you have something more specific in mind I am willing to continue anytime.

      • Concerned says:

        The point of my statement is they all tell the same tail..especially that of Horus. There is no historical reference to Jesus outside of the bible, except for tiny mention in the the Talmud. So this super significant person in our history was not really written about out side of this group who wrote the bible. If you take an educated look Jacob and Jesus's stories you will find that they are very similar as well. Do any of these match Jesus's story completely no. But you will find a lot of the key story points do match. If you believe in this cruel Religion of Christianity that has killed more people in its name than any other in history..be my guest. But please take a look at the data before you speak next time.

        So here you go buddy… these are similarities.

        Dionysus

        was born of a virgin on December 25 and, as the Holy Child, was placed in a manger. He was a traveling teacher who performed miracles. He “rode in a triumphal procession on an ass.” He was a sacred king killed and eaten in an eucharistic ritual for fecundity and purification. Dionysus rose from the dead on March 25. He was the God of the Vine, and turned water into wine. He was called “King of Kings” and “God of Gods.” He was considered the “Only Begotten Son,” Savior,” “Redeemer,” “Sin Bearer,” Anointed One,” and the “Alpha and Omega.” He was identified with the Ram or Lamb. His sacrificial title of “Dendrites” or “Young Man of the Tree” intimates he was hung on a tree or crucified.

        Zoraster

        Zoroaster was born of a virgin and “immaculate conception by a ray of divine reason.” He was baptized in a river. In his youth he astounded wise men with his wisdom. He was tempted in the wilderness by the devil. He began his ministry at age 30. Zoroaster baptized with water, fire and “holy wind.” He cast out demons and restored the sight to a blind man. He taught about heaven and hell, and revealed mysteries, including resurrection, judgment, salvation and the apocalypse. He had a sacred cup or grail. He was slain. His religion had a eucharist. He was the “Word made flesh.” Zoroaster’s followers expected a “second coming” in the virgin-born Saoshynt or Savior, who is to come in 2341 AD and begin his ministry at age 30, ushering in a golden age.

        Horus

        Born of a virgin of the world, Isis. Only begotten son of the God Osiris. Birth heralded by the star Sirius, the morning star. Ancient Egyptians paraded a manger and child representing Horus through the streets at the time of the winter solstice (about DEC-21). In reality, he had no birth date; he was not a human. Death threat during infancy: Herut tried to have Horus murdered. Handling the threat: The God That tells Horus’ mother “Come, thou goddess Isis, hide thyself with thy child.” An angel tells Jesus’ father to: “Arise and take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt.” Break in life history: No data between ages of 12 & 30. Age at baptism: 30. Subsequent fate of the baptiser: Beheaded. Walked on water, cast out demons, healed the sick, restored sight to the blind. Was crucifed, descended into Hell; resurrected after three days.

        come on my dude. open your eyes.

    • Pheonix33 says:

      I have a message for ''rainbow snake''.Quite an interesting nickname you have chosen.I'm not quite sure it's coincidental.Many people know that the snake is the symbol of Lucifer, but few people know that the rainbow is also a symbol of Lucifer (he is called ''god of the rainbow'' by members of elite secret societies).Now, judging by your mentality, i suspect you have interacted with some of their members, so why don't you spread your false filth in your ''outer circles'' or whatever you call your covenants.Believe me, at the day of Revelation, God will be too mercyfull towards you traitorous demon worshippers and your masters.If i would have to decide your punishment, i'd destroy the very essence that you are made of for all the pain that you have inflicted upon mankind over the millenia.But, fortunatelly for you, it's not my call.Only The Creator is the true Judge and Punsher.

      P.S.:The rainbow is the symbol of the gay society (hmm…how weird) and i suspect that you are also part of this society as well.

      • Rainbow snake says:

        @Pheonix33

        The Rainbow Snake is a personification of fertility, increase (richness in propagation of plants and animals) and rain, and believed to be a creator of human beings, and having life-giving powers according to the Australian aboriginals. These native cultures (including American Indians, etc) have a symbiotic relationship to nature, animals and plants, and they believe everything is connected in the great web of the universe… until missionaries came and destroyed their way of life…

        People see the world according to their own belief system. Until we see the things as they really are, we may never be liberated.

        Please don’t misunderstand – I am not for the secret societies. I don't like their secrecy and their attitude of exclusiveness. I just want to have open mind and want to know what they are really aiming for.

  29. nolemmingshere says:

    @notblind

    "I would be interested to know if there’s a room in the basement used for rituals or sacred texts that aren’t kept within the shelves of the main library."

    Go there and look around it's a public building.

    "The fact that our schools have been dumbed down and mosre libraries are closing all the time due to lack of funding proves that the Masons are not good and don’t hold society’s youth first and fore most. If they truly wanted people educated and enlightened, they would donate to the libraries and schools."

    Schools and libraries are typically funded by state and local taxes. Don't slam the Masons, slam the politicians that waste tax money on frivolous and useless things. It's not up to the Masons to fund anything. Maybe you should make some donations.

    "I hate the way Masons have idols and objects in most of the schools’ lobbies."

    I've been in many schools and have yet to see a Masonic idol or object in the lobby.

    "In a school I used to work at, the main lobby had a stuffed bald eagle that had been donated by the closest Masonic lodge. The school’s mascot was the bald eagle. I didn’t think you could kill and stuff a protected bird, but what do I know?"

    Bald eagles die of old age and diseases also. Possibly it was already stuffed before it became an endangered species. It doesn't mean they were killed.

    • Not Blind says:

      @NoLemmingsHere

      Save the sarcasm. I asked a legitimate question about what would be kept in the basement. I'm so sure that they would allow me down there to have a looksee – even if I did fly ACROSS THE COUNTRY to visit this beautiful library. I guess you aren't aware of all the religious artifacts that were taken (stolen) from the basement of the museum in Iraq, but that's neither here nor there.

      I don't like your tone and maybe you should visit some schools' lobbies and see for yourself how many have Masonic donations. I don't think the schools in my area are the only ones. I understand that taxes are put towards libraries. The point I was trying to communicate was that the Masons seem overly interested in knowledge, so why aren't they attempting to preserve more of it? I know that Masons have membership dues that are usually over $100. Where does that money go? We're supposed to believe that it all goes to cancer research, I suppose. But, if I understood you correctly, you're OK with Masons purchasing dead bald eagles. Nice! How much do you think a stuffed regal bird costs these days? $500, $1000? How many text books could that have purchased with that amount? I'm so tired of hearing about all the defenses in regards to Masons. They need to be disbanded. If they want to be involved in their stupid little religious/illuminated fraternity, they should not be allowed to hold any spot in office. What's that that Kennedy said about no secret meetings? I think you need to re-evaluate what and who you hold respect for because I'm sure that you are simply one of the useless eaters just as I am in their eyes. Masons are simply a bunch of men on a high who think they know something that nobody else knows. If you are a member of a Masonic lodge, which I'm guessing you are, how do you feel about being at the lower level of a pyramid scheme that is doing nothing except helping to hold up Kissinger, the Bushes, the Rothchilds, the CFR, the Commitee of 300, the 13 Fathers, etc.?

      • Dalia says:

        I guess you aren’t aware of all the religious artifacts that were taken (stolen) from the basement of the museum in Iraq << I agree. Libraries have been the repositories of nations’ accumulated knowledge in Eastern civilizations before they were in Western ones.

      • nolemmingshere says:

        @notblind

        "I guess you aren’t aware of all the religious artifacts that were taken (stolen) from the basement of the museum in Iraq."

        Yes I am aware of the artifacts that were stolen. But that doesn't mean they were stolen by Americans and that they are hidden in American libraries.

        "I don’t like your tone and maybe you should visit some schools’ lobbies and see for yourself how many have Masonic donations."

        I have been a teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District for more than 35 years and have visited many of the schools in the district and have not seen a Masonic idol or object in the lobby.

        "The point I was trying to communicate was that the Masons seem overly interested in knowledge, so why aren’t they attempting to preserve more of it?"

        I'm sure they are preserving a great deal of knowledge to which I'm sure if you were a part of their organization that you would have access to.

        "I know that Masons have membership dues that are usually over $100. Where does that money go?"

        They can do what ever they want to do with it. It's their money, not public funds.

        "I’m so tired of hearing about all the defenses in regards to Masons. They need to be disbanded."

        Why should they be disbanded? Just because YOU don't agree with them? They are protected under our constitution just as you are.

        "If they want to be involved in their stupid little religious/illuminated fraternity, they should not be allowed to hold any spot in office."

        All religious organizations are protected by the constitution. That also includes their individual members rights to hold public office.

        "If you are a member of a Masonic lodge, which I’m guessing you are, how do you feel about being at the lower level of a pyramid scheme that is doing nothing except helping to hold up Kissinger, the Bushes, the Rothchilds, the CFR, the Commitee of 300, the 13 Fathers, etc.?"

        No I am not a member of a Masonic Lodge. With regards to some of the people you mention as being Free Masons please check out the attached link. I think it will show that not everything that you believe is absolutely true.

        http://www.masonicinfo.com/famousnon.htm

        You seem to be an angry person that is operating on insufficient information. Please do a little more research with an open mind. It can be very enlightening.

        The great thing about the United States of America is that no matter what creed, color, or religious beliefs that you may have, you are allowed to express them as you see fit. No other country in the world has the freedoms that we have here. Be thankful that you were blessed with the opportunity to be a part of such a great country.

        "Just gimme some truth." – John Lennon

      • Not Blind says:

        Everybody is entitled to their opinion. I tried to open the link you provided, but it was blocked/shut down by Internet Explorer because it had the potential to damage my computer. I was able to see the title of the page before it was shut down, which was 'Famous Non-Masons'. I guess you think that I believe that every judge or member of our government is a Mason. I don't. I thought my comment about President Kennedy illustrated this. Also, did I ever say that Americans looted the museum in Iraq and placed them inside the basements of libraries in America? No. My comment specifically was in regards to literary works, not pieces of religious significance. Concerning my view about the Iraqi museum being looted, the American soldiers were specifically ordered to protect the museum from any harm. They didn't do their job. I don't appreciate that you're putting words in my mouth and twisting the meaning(s) of my comments. You're the one who is demonstrating anger. I don't condone ANY secret societies. Period. I believe in transparency of all congregations. Religious or otherwise. Nobody should be able to meet and keep their meeting minutes cloaked. Where does our Constitution say that powerful people can hold secret meetings that may impact the American people? Do you seriously believe that the Bilderberg Group has you and your family's best interest at heart? Anytime someone is anywhere other than their private residence or a public restroom/dressing room, you should never assume to have any expectation of privacy. The Masons are involved in many powerful areas of society and that's a fact. Some churches have rules that Masons cannot hold high positions within their congregation. Why shouldn't our government? Regarding their membership dues, yes, I am concerned with what they do with the monies they collect as every member should be. We have every right to know that it's not being funneled to nafarious activities. There is an Eagles Club near me that was found out to have squandered the money they said they were raising for cancer research. It never got donated and was spent on frivolous stuff for the club and its elite members. This is just one example, but make no mistake that this is happening within other private organizations. Like the saying goes – "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely". This is the song of the sociopath. They crave attention, power, recognition, and must have their egos stroked by the same type of individuals. Me personally, I would never take a vow of secrecy to a cult who said that I would be disembowled or have my throat slit if I ever revealed their pathetic little "secrets". None of them nor their "information" is worth my life or anybody else's life. Just as in the Skull & Bones society, potential members have to scream out all their sexual trysts while lying in a coffin. Anyone who does something this bizarre or makes someone do something so bizarre needs their heads checked. Why would anyone allow themselves to be humiliated by a bunch of bullies? I don't care how much money they have or who the f-ck their daddy is! You might as well be a disciple of Charles Mason, I mean, Manson. And before you accuse me of saying that Charles Manson was a Mason, I'm not. And in case I wasn't clear earlier, sociopaths have an unquenchable thirst for power, control, and a need to feel important. Government positions and secret societies attract people who fall into this psychological profile and, yes, that makes me angry. It makes me angry that people will agree to die for people they want to rub elbows with. How do you think it would sound if I said, "VC! I vow to give my life for you and promise to throw myself into rush hour traffic if I ever waver from your teachings!"? I'd sound like a complete idiot. I'm sure VC would be embarrassed, too. People who have society's best interest at heart don't want to be viewed as gods and will never condone fanaticism, murder or suicide. They also most certainly don't want their students killing or dying for them or their teachings. These types of actions are reserved for terrorism.

        Hey, VC. I've been visiting this site for some time now and contributing to the cause. So, when will you ordain me as a 2nd degree Vigilant Citizen? ;)

      • nolemmingshere says:

        @notblind

        I hope that someday you'll find the real truth. Until then I guess we can agree to disagree.

        ps

        Try changing your browser settings, I got into the link with no problem.

      • Not Blind says:

        I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. I will never be comfortable with bullies and sociopaths holding positions of power that may or may not affect my daily life. It disturbs me that you are and cannot feel the noose they are tightening around your neck as well as the rest of us. Canada's feeling it now with the restrictions the government is placing on their internet usage, which basicly amounts to a simple act of control and greed. Speaking of the internet and control settings, I'm comfortable with my browser settings and won't be taking your suggestion since they rarely ever block my access to a site unless there is a threat of malware, worm, or virus.

        Good day to you.

      • 233.33.24.11 says:

        They were on the run and hid in the earth. For the hell of it they created a hybrid of themselves mixing monkeysapes/neaderthals/cro-magnons with their own DNA.

        They screwed around with that for a few ten thousand years. Then they had their own battles and the survivors built the Pyramid, Sumeria, The City of the Sun in DF, etc……

        So, be a Mason or be a monkey. You have totally FREE WILL.

      • vultureculture says:

        And you Sir are a Monkey!

      • leke says:

        ok…..how exactly are the Mason “dumbing” down the public? Contrary to popular believes on here, my understanding is that people dumb themselves down. Okay fine, the library does not open every day, neither does it stay close everyday; however, for those that visited the library when it was open every day, they'll still visit the library now that it opens 2 days a week ( or whatever time frame you have in your town), and for those that do not visit the library, all is well for them too-there choice, not the Masons. We are quick to point fingers and blame someone or an entity for our problems, so busy that we forget to deal with ourselves. John Lennon said “all we need is love” yeah okay tell that to his sons; busy being an “activist” and pointing finger while his family was suffering for his love( sidebar rant). Believe or not I’m not pro Mason in any way shape or fashion; however, I hate the victim mentality.

    • Concerned says:

      @nolemmingshere I totally agree with you my friend! Finally somebody that actually looks at facts and does not succumb to their own paranoid delusions.

  30. avamac says:

    i loved this article…and looooooved your last paragraph.. thank you for that

  31. Zen Gardner says:

    Best yet!..and that says a lot. New rabbit holes here I spent a few hours down that gave new links and leads to my own research, thanks. (Outlandishly brazen these elites are, thinking nobody notices. Did you notice the asteroid Decoded episode had a similar roof in one of its backdrops? Staged for whatever reason for sure. Tinkering with the "alternatives community" no doubt…

    That star of Ishtar is an (under) world that could be expounded on–eight rayed/pointed circle all over Vatican and Jesuits and others, as you well know. Some have called it the symbol of death as well as chaos. At any rate, it's all over the place and could use a closer look perhaps….;

    Way to go, Vig…keep firing away and educating. – Zen

  32. Concerned says:

    "In occult teachings, Lucifer is not an existing being and is not equal to Satan. While Satan is esoterically associated with the descent to materiality, Lucifer represents the ascent to divinity using the cognitive powers of man. Through the acquisition of the knowledge of the Mysteries, an initiate has the:"

    Im glad you stated this. Alot of people get this wrong all of the time.

    Great article by the way!!!

    • babylon burning says:

      They are different in occult teachings, not Biblical teachings.

      • Concerned says:

        Not really, Lucifer is only mentioned once in the bible and it was in reference to the king of Babylon not Satan. The common confusion comes from a Poem called Paradise Lost not the Bible. Sorry my friend, please go read up on the subject.

  33. Dalia says:

    "The most important thing to consider is this: Do you use knowledge to guide, inspire and enlighten or do you use it to control, manipulate and deceive? We have seen in previous articles how the elite uses their knowledge to manipulate the masses. What will you do with your knowledge?" << Are you reading this, people on the boards? You know who you are. Anyway, this article is art. I love it it filled in so many missing pieces of info that I had questions about.

  34. InfamousAvantGairde says:

    Indeed the seeds have sown.

    Although the transcripts dates back to 1994 they are completely inline with your articles and queries of commentors.This is a clear sign of the gathering of vanguards.Such synchronicity cannot be ignored.They are with you.They always were but have become much more active.Life will get very interesting.Your articles are becoming multicolored.

    You helped me finalize the initiation of a new beginning withen me……or what was withen me rather.

    I am afraid.They are calling me.The planets are aligning.I know what it asks of me.

    I will be strong.It was no mistake that I was urged to find pans labyrinth which led to this.

    I am a member of a consortium.Most likely of the confederation of the octave Saturn though still not sure.

    I am a vanguard born somewhat behind enemy lines.Your earth is no longer living quarters.It is now battleground.Earth is being invaded.The war is finally reaching 3rd density.

    The bible speaks of this,David icke speaks of this,the iching speaks of this,Einstien speaks of this,The illuminati speaks of this.It is happening.

    What I thought was me is not Infamous Avantgairde.For years I was afraid to look at a mirror….what looked at me was so so infamous.This entity is my partner.Dear Vigilant gave me the remaining clues.

    I am Rise.I am not here to play a game.I'm here to end them.There is a calling that I must answer.I will rise and you will see me soon.In the industry there are slots and when the time comes they will be forfilled.

    I will probe for change just as the others.You must understand what is happening.Jay z,kanye,rihanna etc are not the enemy.Especially Lady Gaga.

    I can't blame the girl for acting that way.We are not from here,you can see the difference.The insanity of this place can be cruel.You are judged by how you treat her.

    Look closer at the picture on the black swan article.Just exactly who is she being sacrificed to?Who is on the alter and who are the ones constantly saying she must be destroyed.Your playing there game and if you continue you might find a path that you did not wish to follow.

    Believe or don't believe,trust me or don't trust me,either way what comes will come whether your prepared or not.Vigilant will help you as you can see.

    Also vigilant your protection has rose…or became active rather.Fish oil helps wonderfully with the unlocking of the mind.

  35. B4URun says:

    Mighty Taiger says:

    February 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Who did lucifer kill?

    ———————————————————

    Mankind. When lucifer seduced Eve (and Adam) and they did eat the forbidden fruit they, and mankind following, was sentenced to death. Get it now, Mighty Taiger? People die – all physically and many, if not most, spiritually.

    • Vic.It.Vir. says:

      Beyond the obvious idiocy your words are drenched in… have you actually pondered the laughable the already wildly out of control population problem would be? If not a single human were to perish…

  36. B4URun says:

    Concerned says:

    February 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    “In occult teachings, Lucifer is not an existing being and is not equal to Satan. While Satan is esoterically associated with the descent to materiality, Lucifer represents the ascent to divinity using the cognitive powers of man. Through the acquisition of the knowledge of the Mysteries, an initiate has the:”

    Im glad you stated this. Alot of people get this wrong all of the time.

    Great article by the way!!!

    —————————————————————————————

    What people need to GET is that lucifer and satan are taught as seperate beings in the OCCULT. In Biblical instruction lucifer and satan are the same being. Herein is the line in the sand. Which side are you standing on? Those in the occult are lied to and why wouldn't they be, they have sold themselves out to satan/lucifer — a liar and the father of lies.

    • Concerned says:

      You are totally incorrect on this. The bible only mentions Lucifer once…Isaiah 14:12 What you are referring to is the common misconception derived from the poem called Paradise Lost. Modern day Christians have drawn this comparison not knowing the truth and unfortunately it leads many people to believe that Lucifer is evil. Lucifer represents an Idea not a being. Please read up on the subject before you say that I am wrong.

      • a person says:

        That verse is saying how Lucifer has fallen from heaven and cut down to the ground, and that weakened the nations. because he tried to elevate himself to be like God and God will cast him into hell. I'm paraphrasing, but thanks for the verse. Clears up to me that Lucifer is Satan, the Devil, the serpent, father of lies, son of the morning, great deceiver, the Accuser, And even if there are seperate entities, they are one.

      • Concerned says:

        it was in reference to the King of babylon. It does not clear up anything in your mind but that what you choose to believe.

  37. Essential Truth says:

    Daaamn!!! & Another one is added to the Sinister Sites list huh.

    VC you YOU! are the best at what you do..No BS you never disappoint.

    How could they be so blatant though??… don't answer that lol

    Was anyone else thinking of the Statue of Liberty when they saw the close up picture of the torch above the pyramid or is it just me??

  38. Ryan says:

    Did anyone watch Rihanna's new S&M video? There's a scene where there's moving text that goes, "Rihanna the princess of the Illuminati". Just blatant.

    • Paulina says:

      It's also meaningless in the context. She's talking about what the media says of her so.. it's like saying it says "SLUT" so she must be a slut

  39. Andy Ryan says:

    We need an article about bioshock so bad.

  40. InfamousAvantGairde says:

    I guess I ow some kind of explaination or convincing material.I feel that I must add on the "not human"

    comment.Avatar and surrogates express how unimportant the body can be compared to the soul.Surrogates are real.This is the technology that the subterrian bases have as well as other things.

    If you silence the mind and concentrate on energy you can feel the tension in the air of the earth.We all simply "know" something is up and something is happening.Many many things are happening.Indeed Vigilant grows ever closer.This is the time where humanity becomes Gods.But there are Gods for different things.

    From what I see humanity is some form of larva.So young yet sooo strong.Not only do live withen a prime density you have the ability to experience the best of both worlds.

    Every race here has experienced deep troubles of sadness and despair.Even though some races cling to opposite paths you are still together as one.It is just the same withen each entity on a personal basis(gen speaking).There is nothing but balance over balance.

    If you reach an extreme low you will reach an extreme high equally.You have been used,abused,seemingly abandoned,and left for prey.Now we are reaching the turning point of slavery to Gods.Everyone will get what they deserve.No one will be left out.

    I don't care what race you are,what creed you are,what beliefs you have,what enmity you hold.If you know pain as I do then you are my brother,my sister,my mother,my father,as well as a part of me.I will help you.And I will fight for and with you.

    What I will do will not harm you,although I'm am sent to kill you metaphysically.This can be a painful experience for some.I did not put the lies of the world in front of you but I can help you find truth.

    Well first you must know the emminent.War first and formost.But also equally important is the Return of The Land Of Mud.

    The world is under heavy observation for many reasons.Main reason would be because there terrified.They know what you are and what you will be…and what you will do.Your gaining knowledge at a considerable rate.

    Also I estimate that 30% of the civilization is aimed at general control managment.70% of remaining efforts is directed at impeding and destroying black growth.Reasons why would be because you have a natural gift of imaginative creativity.

    Humans see humans.That's how were taught.Everyone equal bullshit.In truth you are seen as different breeds with different traits and characteristics and are likely to lead simular lives accordince with DNA.

    Dark vs light has not escaped here.There indeed is much energy between caucasion and melonated

    entitys.

    Nature expresses this relationship.The Sun vs the Moon.One governs darkness while the other governs light.As the Sun goes down and the Moon rises the world is covered in darkness.Yet amiss this darkness is Light that illuminates this darkness.

    This light is borrowed but no one will ever know until the sun rises.The moon rules the night when the earth is at its coldest.It also rules water.Caucasions element is water.You would be representatives of Set.The number that represents you is the master number 22.The entities that best descrbe you would be Al Capone and Napoloen.

    Then during the Morning the Sun rises and it carries a dual nature.when the sun is at its peak it emits the brightest light yet if this light touches you you grow darker.Like fire you are represented physically yet you are not tangible.You cannot be held and left uncontrolled you will eventually destroy every physical thing in your path.The number that describes you is the 11.Completely torn between the 2.You feel the lowest of the lowest low so the highest awaits you.It is only fair.The entity that would best describe you would be……me.

    For earth and wind elements I'm am sorry but all i can offer is that Spanish types are most likely earth(very fixed and clengy in nature)and Asains are obviously air :)

    The matters of dark and light entitys simply must be delt with immdiately.Darkness is awakening and they are pissed.No bullshit they are seriously thinking about wiping you off the map.Pay it no mind the higher won't allow that.But…I'm not going to lie to you.You will have to deal with karma.

    If Saturn is as involved in this as I here then with any 8 you reap what you so.Everyone wins when they do what is effortless.It simply couldnt have been done without you.

    Now you must know how to tap into your power.That time will come.

  41. superninja says:

    There are Christians who believe that Satan and Lucifer are two different beings. As others mentioned, the occult treats Lucifer as benevolent. However, regardless of whether they are, or aren't the same, is not the point: they have the same goal.

    Genesis 3:5

    “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

    That is the arguement the serpent uses to persuade Eve. The serpent is likewise used as a symbol for enlightenment. It even appears at the base of the torch in this article.

    Like the serpent, Lucifer seeks to persuade man to circumvent God with promises to become like God. It values wisdom and knowledge as more important than a relationship with your Creator. It says you are a god.

    Satan tried to get Jesus to circumvent God – he tried to get him to use his own abilities and to test God, and finally to worship him as God.

    Make no mistake – all of these occult deities and symbols represent the same force.

    • babylon burning says:

      REV 12:9 "And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."

  42. Anita says:

    Yeah definately from the deepest pit! You did amazing work here VC.

    When I read the article, especially the "star of Ishtar" section, it just reminded me yet once again that the pagan deities Ishtar was to blame for the the "Easter" holiday. The name Easter is in fact derived from her name Ishtar. The subject on so-called christian-holidays are also broadly covered in a book by Lew White that explains various pagan, occult symbols etc etc. Whoever is a seeker like me, read the book by Lew White it is mind-blowing!

    I can just pray that Yahuah our Messiah will bless you VC as you're also a seeker. The Scripture clearly says nothing is in darkness that will not be exposed. So well done VC – expose them! Evil will not reign, but for all true believers know that these things will happen as it is written so in Scripture and Ha Elohim (God Almighty) will win… Halleyuyah…

    And sorry for the critics, believe it or don't but don't criticise the true believers..

  43. kittypaw says:

    VC, I think this one is one of the deepest, most profound articles of yours. You have clarified many vitally important questions. Thanks especially about revealing that the occult elite does not think Lucifer = Satan. Obvious now that they want to ascend and be like God to control everyone else and to do that they need to dumb down people.

    After reading this article anyway, my Christian pov has just strengthened, even though I do not think that was this article's aim. I feel even more like not belonging here to this world, and the promise of New Earth makes me even happier – I know where my heart is. The truth about the nature of the world and its Luciferian rulers I came about on your site, at first hurt very much – but then I "healed" and the TRUTH liberated me and liberates me all the time. I am content now, because I made my choice and my choice is Jesus. I will keep learning more, because I am a writer, and I can help people to the TRUTH about the world through my books, if this is my way.

    God bless you and your work!

  44. nolemmingshere says:

    @Mighty Taiger

    The "Hollywood" sign was originally put up to advertise a real estate development. At that time it actually read "Hollywoodland". After some time the sign fell into disrepair and it was decided to refurbish it to advertise the city due to it's growing movie industry. The "land" portion of the sign was dropped and so the sign has since read "Hollywood".

    • EastGhostCom says:

      Holly wood, per Freemantv, appears around Georgia Guidestones, the Bicentennial Capitol Mall in Nashville, and many other sites. Holly wood is also said to be material from which sorcerers' wands are fashioned.

  45. Howie Levy says:

    Great job! Thank you for spreading the word about all the great works that we Satanists, occultists, and Luciferians have been doing over the centuries, and the prominent role we played in shaping the United States of America. Hopefully soon that ridiculous notion of the USA being a Christian notion will fade away to be as quaint a notion as … well, Christianity. Hail Satan!

  46. WHAMMO! says:

    The hand bearing the torch here represents the same thing as the hand of the statue of Libertas bearing the torch in New York harbor.

  47. IseeIt says:

    Bravo. Great article choice and good timing with the Egypt drama. All eyes on Egypt.

  48. Ruben says:

    great article!

    now people start to realize what's actually going on, and those decorations and beautiful ornaments are not a coincidence. I 've always thought nobody does nothing with no meaning, there's ever a reason…

    SOMETHING IMPORTAN THE PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW IS THAT THIS TYPE OF SYMBOLISM IS EVERYWHERE… I LIVE IN GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR AND HERE THE GOVERMENT PALACES, THE POLITICS BUILDINGS ARE DECORATED BY THESE CREEPY THINGS….

    that means that they are everywhere.

  49. me says:

    i think the occultist know that lucifer= satan. they just prefer to ignore it, not everyone likes to face the truth.

  50. Clarence says:

    What a fantastic building. This makes me want to join a secret society. Wow!

  51. molson canadian says:

    heil canada!!

  52. I wonder if they have a copy of a brave new world?? secret teachings of all ages? haha

    the librarian would be like "uhh why do u wanna read those?"

    L.A. "home of sticky green and bad traffic" – Dr. Dre (^_^)

  53. Angela says:

    I visited that library every weekend as a child and never realized that the building itself was Masonic! Thanks for the eyeopener. I can't wait to go back to check all of the exhibits and look at the symbolism for myself.

  54. Resist says:

    I will keep my questions, let them have their "answers", encouraging everyone to follow suit…

    I have been inside this place, you descibe it perfectly and add in a logical, historical perspective. Gives me more of an understanding of my natural repulsion to it and to the City in general. This building is built in a perverse way that will distract visitors from the deep discomfort of it's ugly truth…selective knowledge and censorship exist as a means of psychological control.

    Fuck LA. And all of the people who claim entitlement to knowledge. Lee Lawrie left us a bunch of tacky looking buildings and sculpture. Onward and upward, hope he faced his death with the same conviction of superiority as he did his life. Douche.

    I really love your site interpretations.

  55. Ki says:

    Great insight. So far there's always been a connection to Mesopotamian ancient religious beliefs and the ancient civilization of Egypt. Something evil and sinister is coming from there and these elites wherever they come from are planning to 'throw a big party' one day. Who knows perhaps they are waiting for someone/something that is greater than anything humanity has ever witnessed. Time can only tell. But Iraq and Egypt is a 'hot' place right now and there's a big reason why that is.

  56. Yomael says:

    The lights surrounding the globe represent the circle of Luciferian initiates who act as portals, or gateways, through which cosmic Luciferian energies manifest on earth.

    The 48 lights mirroring the 48 sunrays represent the source of manifestation, the anima, the feminine.

    The number 8 represents both the height and the depth of the goddess of the 7 stars, Ishtar, embodied in her lover/son, Tammuz, her solar phallic expression.

    The number 8 thereby symbolizes the transformational process of synthesis, uniting the positive and negative currents, (black & white), to achieve the Great Work, apotheosis, or the perfect example.

  57. Anita says:

    Part of the new world order is in fact thesis and anti-thesis which results in synthesis… rubbing good and evil up against eachother until they ultimately give in / give up to whatever sick end-result there might be……. by the way which also forms part of the dark illuminati circle and plan.

  58. Sam says:

    Great content. Too many bible beater comments who still believe in literal translations. Let's walk and chew gum at the same time, shall we? The global elite don't need any assistance from fantasy villains.

  59. Cardillac says:

    Hi Vigilant,

    yet another highly insightful, very informative article from you-

    hey, guy, "keep on truckin' "!-

    you are absolutely incredible

  60. Az says:

    Thank you for this article. I've been to this library in downtown LA many times. God bless you.

  61. Oscar :) says:

    Wow 0_0

    now I'm gonna visit it tomorrow

  62. Ayu says:

    Dan Brown's the Lost Symbol (i know it's a fiction, therefore I scan the novel instead of wasting my time reading and taking the novel plot too serious.) provides me a straightforward explanation concerning ancient 'mysteries' or secret doctrines and pyramid:

    P. 19: Alchemy…lead-to-gold was nothing more but a metaphor for tapping into human potential–that of taking a dull, ignorant mind and transforming it into a bright, enlightened one.

    P. 30: The pyramid essentially represents enlightenment. It's an architectural symbol emblematic of ancient man's ability to break from his earthly plane and ascend upward toward heaven, … the structure through which man elevated himself into the realm of the gods…the ancient mysteries are all about the god within you…man as god.

    So, its clear to me now why there's a pyramid in Jhonnie Walker commercial and at the top of LA central library, to name a few. This elites really believe in the idea that human has the ability to become god. man-god, that's the message.

    We all know that the Egyptian pharaohs use pyramid-shape for their tombs. We all know that the Elite 'inherit' ancient egyptians mysteries.

    I'm a Muslim. The Qu'ran tells its readers that although the people from the past has an advance civilization (it could be even more advance than ours), unfortunatelyt, most of them and their leaders refused to submit themselves to God. Therefore The Qur'an address them as 'arrogant'.

    Today's Elite invent 3d technology, built great buildings with cutting edge architectural styles, make expensive sci-fi movies, hold financial powers, set the global perverse culture and life standards, and dare to communicate their evil mentality through symbolism we found in their works *sigh*.

  63. Anonawow says:

    I have to say that the symbolism is not even hidden here. Especially now in the internet age. every statue I was able to look up the name or the words and find the meaning before scrolling down and reading it. The names of the "passers down of wisdom" even say "from the east" and "from the west" as the scroll header on the statue. I guess in 1926 these things took a lot more research, but now it was easy to verify your finding, literally took maybe 90 to 120 seconds at a search engine to verify most things in the article. Too bad most of the people that live there and use the building have no clue of the meaning of the art.

    Oh and 61st or 62nd!!!!! cause I am never 1st here haha

  64. justagirl says:

    oh vigilant, your long holidays worth the waiting. This article is one of your best I must say. Lack a bit of your typical ironic humour but you have given us new information. Different to other articles.

    The conclusion, brilliant. I agree with you. We shouldn't be ignorant, we must seek for the truth but we shouldn't try to be like God, or create a pagan religion trying to join good and evil. Impossible. Satan tried to equal God and it didn't have a happy ending. We are sons of God, and that must be already enough for us.

    I will be waiting for one of your coming articles: "(more on this later)". I crave for that.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge. GBY

  65. beberodri says:

    Funny thing, my son's school has a field trip every month to that particular library

  66. Malachite says:

    The widom sculpture on the Rockefeller Center looks like a painting i saw of "the ancient of days from William Blake"….check it out:

    http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/William-Blake/The-

  67. frozenbutnotdumb says:

    "Don't slam the Masons, slam the politicians…" you mean to tell me that there are some politicians who AREN'T Masons??

  68. TruthSeeker says:

    The Masonic order is a product of evil spirits and is currently run by Judeo-Masonic Zionists. They have denuded the Catholic Church and are currently destroying American Society. Perhaps it is too late. Or perhaps it is just the beginning of the Mason's inevitable demise. The Masons must go.

    • Concerned says:

      Lol…how are the destroying our society. Please list the facts so that I may review them nd make an informed decision.

  69. Mari says:

    The Bible, known as "the Living Word", makes several references to Knowledge of the Mysteries as a stumbling block for all believers in the true God, and warns all belivers to not stray and not go into that direction. Why? Because the Knowledge of Mysteries is a lie in disguise. Lucifer is the father of all lies. He is the greatest lier you will ever meet!!! The real Truth is in Jesus Christ, in God who is the Creater of all. He has mercy beyond your imagination and thats why He had placed warnings throughout the Bible, Old Testament as well as New Testaments, do not fall for lies that teach that you can earn salvation through some special knowledge. Those teachings are pure lies. Wake up people. Seriously!!

  70. Marco Ponce says:

    THE SOCIETY OF "JESUS" (TRULY 666 HORUS) RULE THIS WORLD FOR SATAN!

    13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works. 2 Corinthians 11 KJV

    Main image is the jesuit IHS adrongynous 36 pointed sun (1+2+3…+36=666) of the Jesuit order with the torch of their god Lucifer on top.

    Also note the sun is in a hexagon… 6 sides, but in that you can make a hexagram with 6 points, 6 sides and 6 mini triangles.

    the final pope to be killed and rise as the 8th king/the beast is coming… the final manifestation of the 666 sun god… nimrod/osiris reborn as tammuz/HORUS! the same horus denoted in the jesuit seal of IHS!

    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 KJV

    BRACE YOURSELVES… IT MIGHT JUST BE THE NEXT POPE AFTER SOME STRONG (ALIEN) DELUSION JEHOVAH GOD IS SENDING.

  71. josephfuckstheillumi says:

    Wow! i go to this library all the time! i always knew there was something wrong with it.Strangely enough this library is where i did all my research on the illuminati. i noticed the pyramid on top and the torch! i never thought vigilant citizen would do an article on it. im so glad you did. you cleared alot of questions i had. theres also another bit of symbolism i noticed that on the ceiling theres alot of six point stars. and you didnt point out any symbolism in the mural that surrounds the walls in that large hall with the sun. but yea great article. alsoa lil fun fact i think some of the employees working there are illuminists. theres this curious librarian there who when she caught me printing out info on secret societies she questioned me rather oddly. i cant really tell but she seemed like she was hidinng something. she told me not to believe everything i readon the internet and she then proceeded to write down on a small peice of papper some books i should go look at in lower level three i think it was im not sure. now even tho this librarian is quite hot i believe she knows something i dont. but im getting too far off subject. so great article and i cant wait to see what youl bring us next

    • Everyone Will Bow- C says:

      When you stated that the librarian/media specialist was pretty hot, did you mean angry? You should have picked her brain for the reason she lead you to the other books. She probably does know something and yearning to share it. It never hurts to just look in to things.

  72. Rob says:

    The real power in a freemason's life is that of his hands, which are able to give him the erection he so fervently worships. Given enough money stolen from a willing populace, masons will design and erect the phallic and fantasmagorical structures we see in these cities AND dedicate the buildings to themselves (see the cornerstone). Because so much pornographic imagination is invested in the erected structure, it is likely to be maintained for many years, leading us to question 'the occult symbology herein'. Kind of like 'every day Cialis' or high-dose Viagra for the flaccid, burnt-out lodge.

  73. Yahweh says:

    Osiris' body was cut into many pieces and scattered across the world. One piece they never found was his penis. Hence the phallic worship. Their "God" is a mix between Yahweh (God), Osiris (both the constellation AND Osiris, Isis and Horus, their son, with the all-seing eye of the illuminated through evil pineal gland) and Baal ('satan in the belly' or intestinal parasites).

  74. David K. says:

    What a wonderful library.

  75. Everyone Will Bow- C says:

    Vigilant, you are right about average people only viewing this library as an ornate architectural building. I was one of those people, but thanks to you I am no longer blind. I can see. There are so many similar buildings such as public library that have taken root in the United States. I am going to pay very close attention to the smallest details of details from here on.

    You stated "Knowledge leads to wisdom and discernment while ignorance leads to confusion and bewilderment." Unfortunately, God is the only spiritual divine that can distribute wisdom among His people. However, knowledge with the proper amount of intelligence can lead to understanding and prevention of ignorance and confusion among people. Because there are so many people who are refusing the basic education of reading, writing and arithmetic, they lack the academic abilities to learn and understand on a higher level such as this. Regrettably, bewilderment and chaos will always be among us.

    As far as the Illuminati/Freemasonry Society, these people function on their arrogant, indulgent understanding, which is a plain foundation ornamented with confusion that lacks the divine truth? These people think their indebt knowledge about the world gives them the authority to rule in higher places; more so than the people who are not of them. The truth be told is that their knowledge will only and is going to lead to massive destruction. These people took root in the United States and their "brought from overseas" nonsense, adorned ideology is prophesied to collapse. As a result, America is an empire that is destined to fall as Rome did in order to bring down Lucifer's kingdoms. America, please wake up!

    By the way, the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel has the appearance of a Gothic architectural building design. Didn’t this Gothic design originated from when the barbarians (Germanic and Celtic tribes of medieval Europe) evaded Rome that resulted to the great fall of the Roman Empire? Well, history does repeat itself.

    Thank you for all that you do to educate your readers.

  76. Everyone Will Bow- C says:

    I am confused as to why people see Lucifer, the fallen angel and Satan as two different entities.

    As we know, Lucifer was a seraph who was given the authority to protect God's throne. However, he became an arrogant, prideful angel, because he was beautiful and smartest of all the angles. This proudness led to his idea of wanting his own throne. This idea concluded to a battle in heaven and Michael, the arch angel, threw Lucifer out of heaven. This caused Lucifer to fall to earth.

    I believe that Lucifer and Satan are one and the same. He is the leader of the rebellious angels who followed him to earth. His overall goal is to steal, kill and destroy as many humans and guide them to hell with him as he can. This is same as Satan.

    Now, does this not sound like Satan. I know that Satan is the monarch of a kingdom of spiritual darkness. I read the Book of Job in the Bible where Satan operated under the orders of God. Satan also tempted Jesus in the desert while he was fasting. Please explain the origin of Satan to me. As a Christian, I see Lucifer and Satan as synonyms.

    • Concerned says:

      This is why. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradise_Lost

      Because the Ideas in which you believe in came from that poem not your bible. I challenge you to find me wrong on this. Its hard to fight what you have been told for years. You would think by reading this website more people would take the time to read the book that Vigilant quotes. If you did, It would give you the real history and you may find that which you fear is really not what you thought it was.

      • Amazed says:

        Satan an Lucifer are one in the same.

        2 Cor. 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

        This is what Satan choses to portray himself as in order to deceive. He makes people think bad is good and good is bad; darkness is light and light is darkness. He is "the light bearer" (or Lucifer) only his light is really darkness. Also…

        Isa 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! [how] art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

        Lucifer is the fallen angel Satan and these quotes are from the King James Version. Hope this clears things up for you.

      • Concerned says:

        @ Amazed…you proved nothing by quoting those 2 verses. Lucifer is an Idea or concept. Satan is the magical evil creature in which you believe in.

      • Everyone Will Bow- C says:

        I am really not confused on Lucifer and Satan being as one. I am just noticing how people speak of them as two entities.

        Someone stated that my idea came from a poem and not the Bible. What poem?

      • Concerned says:

        That would be the Poem entitled "Paradise Lost" my friend.

    • Homer says:

      They believe Typhon is Satan.

  77. Jared says:

    Im from tChicago. The library here has some crazy shit too. There are about 6-8 Large owls going around the top of the building. it is also right across the street from the Rothschild Buiulding and a 40 scalpture of an Eye Ball. Very strange intersection.

  78. vultureculture says:

    The illuminati worship the Grand "I AM" which is the pantheistic oneness. These articles are either very good in that they inform people of the truth or they are very dangerous in that they lure people into searching too deeply like moths attracted to a flame. I wonder why VC doesn`t write an article on his opinion of what liberation is. Mine is that Jesus Christ is Lord and Saviour and his gift is Holy Spirit which is the spirit of Love and Life as apposed to the illuminati spirit of hate and death. GOD wants us to have faith in him. The Illuminati want to know GODs truth without needing to have faith in GOD. They believe in worship of the self. Will power which they call the Force.

  79. Danielle says:

    We are wise, yet we're ignorant. We are wealthy, yet we're poor. We are healthy, yet we're ill. We all know each other, yet few of us know it. We are the ocean. Each one of us are cups of ocean. Some cups picked up some sand, some seashells, some fish, some a variation of the three, and on and on. And each cup, with it's unique qualities, has something great to offer the world. We are many cups of ocean, but we all come from the same source. The ocean. When the ocean water is poured into cups, the water takes the form of the cup. But it's still the ocean. No two cups are the same, yet they are the same. They just don't know it yet, because when they were poured into the cups they were separated. They took on a new form, the form of the cup and because the cup held the water – the individual cups of water didn't recognize each other. They cups also didn't recognize where they came from. The ocean. Out of one there are many. And the many are one.

  80. Aaron says:

    I recorded an informative solo album. :)

  81. Aaron says:

    and I put 4 songs on http://www.purevolume.com./aaronmarefka so enojoy them.

    "Do you hear them in your other ear?

    You never had to listen."

  82. Watcher says:

    Sorry this is off topic bt I found this video from the 80's by Siouxsie and the Banshees called "Spellbound." It talks about "spinning" which means: switching “alters” or “spinning.” Watch the video and look at her necklace (it's a butterfly). And look at one of the album covers:
    http://new.music.yahoo.com/siouxsie-the-banshees/

  83. Gaseti says:

    Great article. However, with a little more research I think VC will find that Lucifer and Satan in the Mystery Religions are in fact two aspects of the same being. This is why he/she is always represented as androgynous or a hermaphrodite, male and female in the same body. This is the point of the male-female dual representations in so much of the MR philosophy and their symbols. Lucifer seduces with the promise of knowledge and wisdom without and in opposition to God, while Satan seduces with the promise of a fulfilled earthly life including all of the “sinful” pleasures God has prohibited without the consequences God has ordained for breaking His prohibitions, in defiance of God's word. Thus it is a true hallmark of Lucifer/Satan to boldly assert that whatever God has declared is false and instead the opposite is true. Think evolution, homosexuality, adultery, abortion, or any other hot button issue confronting society today. Lucifer’s/Satan’s deception is, “You can indeed have your cake and eat it too.”

  84. Question says:

    Dear Vigilant. Do you believe these humans can actually become "enlightened"?.

    Enlightening seems more like getting in the club.

  85. InfamousAvantGairde says:

    Darkness is on the move.Move with the stars and you will find little resistence.Spring is here.New life begins.The birth of Infamous Avantgairde is almost complete.A consortium withen one.

    Satan and Lucifer….it scares me that I know this.They are seperate physical entities though i am sure there conjoined as all things.What is known of lucifer is that he fell but the omitted is that heaven is letting him back in.Lucifer goes through hell but it is not his domain.Fire is enormous energy.Enormous energy creates heat.Heat rises.Lucifer is the Sun.

    In Will I am's song tribute to Obama's speach backwards it sings thank you Satan.I found that strange until now.Satan would be our soon to be popular planet Saturn.You worship Saturn every year.The key is the winter solstice.There is a natural progression withen the soul each year, a cycle of waxing and waning energy or from hot to cold.New life begins withen as well as the external envoirnment during spring.The natural energy rises and generates heat and life moves faster.Then the cycle ends at the winter solstice where the energy wines down and judgment is givin.Saturn is the judge.At the end of your cycle you are givin what is owed to you.If you worked very hard you will get rewards.

    "What a wonderful time of the year"Where the world celebrates there judgement….. giving nothing if "naughty" and "presents"if nice.That materialistic fat ass cleans everyones plate then comes for your kids.Santa's father time.Chronos.

    Saturn is bound by its stubborn materialism which forms a physical ring.Obama is really going hard.He knows that saturn is involved with the winter solstice and the ending and begining of progression.

    We work all year and at the end……….we get taxes.You will know who was naughty when this is over.

    And as i sit and watch me type this…….This is so f d up.I been hunted all my life.I seen demons,i seen people lose they minds in front me..I'm constantly getting threatened by demonic dreams.yet if i speak out I'm fkn crazy.I felt so much pain that I don't even feel shit no more.I'm a fkn crush any and everything that stands in my way.I'm tired of this bullshit.The project is almost complete.Maybe then ill get what I deserve..

  86. Vio1ion says:

    This article was really good. You mostly exposed the facts objectively, without jumping to unverifiable conclusions.

    Like you said so well, ignorants can be deceived. That might explain why some things are kept hidden, because taking into account the long term/bigger picture is not an easy task. Some ideals are not so well accepted either.

  87. KAT says:

    VC,

    This is one of your BEST articles! BTW, I've been to the Central Library numerous times. However less now since they make parking ridiculously expensive in LA. I think every major library has Illuminati Symbolism. The Boston main library is very grand as well. It would make sense libraries are central to acquiring esoteric knowledge. Obviously, they have books they want the public to have access to and at the same time have other books and areas that are secretive and extremely difficult to get. Several years ago, Boston's library system only had ONE copy of the LOST BOOKS OF THE BIBLE. We are consistently controlled and handled or shoved away from

    certain knowledge. It reminds me of the movies IN THE NAME OF THE ROSE & RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARC. There are places that hide knowledge for a select elite few like in the Vatican.

  88. InfamousAvantGairde says:

    @Rose

    I would have believed you if you said it once.Repitition shows that your thinking.I bother you.what if anything i said had an once of truth.Then life might get interesting.

    If you have a problem you will get your chance to say what you wish.Ill be done soon.Then you will see me.

  89. Reborn says:

    VC,

    What do you think of this video:

    the secret behind secret societies: http://amazingdiscoveries.tv/media/123/211-100K/

  90. adam says:

    Hey,

    just a interesting tid bit, i've worked about 3 blocks away from both buildings for almost 15 years, pretty much attached to the public library is a building called "the California club". the California club has always had a reputation for hosting the social elite and the powerful. built about 4-5 years after the library.

  91. Bill Jablonski says:

    It was interesting to have read the ,"secrets" of the Basement. Prohibition was in effect when the Library was built and a perfect place for a Still. Yea right.

  92. Andrea says:

    Amazingly written. I sincerely want to say thank you for this article and website.

  93. Vickey K says:

    I would like to use the picture you have of the exterior mosaic dome of the library in my blog–date May 2, 2011. (in fact I put it in, because it's time for my Mosaic Monday feature. But I will remove the picture immed if you ask). Your's is the only decent color photograph I could find.

    I enjoyed reading your post and put in a link to it in my blog. I also enjoy immensely the back and forth debates in your comments!

  94. Child of GOD says:

    "Thou sealest up the *sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden, the

    garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl,

    the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of

    thy **tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the

    anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou

    hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the

    day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. By the multitude of thy merchandise they

    have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane

    out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones

    of fire. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of

    thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee."

    ~Ezekiel 28:12-17

    Lucifer was the cherub over GODS Throne and when he was cast out of heaven, became satan. So ofcourse they are / he is the same person, just that satan cannot ever become who he once was due to his pride and iniquity that was found in him. Lucifer was the enlightened one, now as satan he tries to "relive" his glorious days as "the enlightened one" through the elite and other groups that worship him, they are deceived and blind…

    http://www.thetruthishere.com/cherub_lucifer.html

    Also, satan/lucifer known as star of the morning (the sun), son of the dawn! Go figure…

    Something else that came to mind… The top of the building of the library reminds me of the arch over the enterance of the disney castle that you see before the movie starts. Looks creepy.

    And that sun on the building reminds me of the suns you see in disneys "tangled". A coincidence?

    I think not.

  95. panos says:

    Sorry, I am Greek and the word "Phosphor" is 100% not latin! It comes from ancient greek language and consists of the word Φως (light) and φέρω (bring). A loose translation would be "the light bringer" or …Lucifer!!

  96. powerhouse says:

    Rockstar's LA NOIRE hiighlights this building in the opening sequences of the videogame, and is an important expose rife with symbolism, if you play the game, dealing the with the underside of L.A. and hollywood (everything from satanic killings, to stars getting knocked off, to the illegal drug trade supported or supplied by the u.s government).

  97. brandon says:

    I live in Los Angeles and I have always loved libraries. I go to this downtown central library often and love exploring it. Years ago I took pictures of the sphinxes. I'm going to enjoy going there even more!

  98. Lux Improvidus says:

    I wonder what they do about overdue books…

    It's a fine building, that's all.

  99. movie-buff says:

    I always thought the greek statues were around because western civilization is based on greek culture,literature, philospophy and democracy in a fairly normal way but I guess not in this case! yikes