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The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals



The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

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

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

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

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

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

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

Right Fresco

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

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

Masonic Boy on Masonic Floor

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

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

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

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

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

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

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

Burning Bush, Woman in Cube and Pyramid

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

Symbolism overload

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

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

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

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

Stairs and Black Sun

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

Jacob’s ladder and a black sun

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

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

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

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

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

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

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

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

…and, once again, the Denver International Airport.

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

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

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

Middle Fresco

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

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

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

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

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

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

A person in a gas suit

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

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

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

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

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

Spinning naked bodies in a vortex of fire

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

Left Fresco

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

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

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

Sleeping Giant

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

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

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

The Occult Symbolism Found on the Bank of America Murals

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

What Is The Meaning of the Frescoes?

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

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

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

The last fresco gives a sense of “mission accomplished”, with the dominant figure surveying the work, while also conveying the message that “the work is never totally done” as laborers are still hard at work in the underground. This is reminiscent of the movie Metropolis, where a class of workers silently slave away underground to sustain the elite’s utopia.

In Conclusion

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

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God I pray in tears of sorrow for humanity,l see the hidden messege in plain view day after day that agenda for world destruction of all but the elite, I pray to to the living God he who created all in the name of Lord Jesus Christ to forgive all who are ignorant to the evil that is manifesting before my eyes I believe in your word for you are my Lord and savior and ask that you forgive my transgressions for I m a sinnerand ask of thee please my Lord send me and all the holy ghost so we that the ignorant to come into our hearts so that we may know my Lord and savior Jesus Christ the true spirit of God I pray for a humanity open our hearts and recieve our repedence of our sins Amen.


Excellent response! Please hold on and even get a tighter grip, it’s almost over. God bless


The God most high is in control. Amen


Has anybody taken the time to find the artists responsible for these works and asking them for an "interpretation"? I hear lots of ideas being tossed about but wouldn't it make sense to at least to find out from the horses mouth? Who are they? What other works have they been commissioned to do? Are they themselves involved in esoteric activities? What motivated them and were these depictions their own ideas or were they directed? No architect builds a building without a plan and likewise with regards to these murals.


Doesn’t the BLOND BOY,…look like Trump,..or his Son?


Some people are seeing literal interpretation and suggesting that the boy is Donald Trump. There’s a video on YouTube analyzing it and suggesting that the black man is Obama, the woman (in the corner) is Hillary Clinton. Don’t know about the others. After reading others interpretations, I don’t know if I’d see it that way. Maybe. I think the paintings are prophetic.


Prince William. He is also the Bavarian boy in the Denver mural. The Windsors are not English, they are German.


maybe his son, George…


Gasp! Those are fighting words…

Rodney M Hall

They are Ashkanisi Jews-Zionist.


Even if we don’t agree how to view the pictures, one thing is for certain, we had better recognize the evil that dominates this present world to which we will either be destroyed or seek God to be delivered.


JoinThe black man is Van Jones. Hillary in the box and Trump in a masonic pose the discussion…


Given recent events with Ebola, the 2nd mural appears to make a little more sense. Those bodies in the air appear to be the souls of the people burning in the industrial smokestack in the background of the photo because the smoke is rising and they are part of it. The prominent man in the hazmat gear, in my opinion, shows that infectious disease – Ebola, EnterovirusD68 – both of which have been brought here from foreign nations, is part of their plan to get to the third communist utopia mural. The fact that the government is not interested in containing this disease outbreak and close borders proves that its all part of the overall plan. Heaven help us. God did say that unless He steps in, no one will survive. (Matt 24)



What is the “official” interpretation of this work? Have you looked into that beforehand prior to this analysis?

Anyway, your interpretation is both well researched and, sadly, plausible. I am grateful for your sharing of knowledge. Your solid rooting in skepticism and logic and the avoidance of sensationalism lends Great credibility to your efforts and helps open up to the possibility of this alternate World view to those with an open mind. Thanks again.


First you would need to understand that the great pyramid was built as a religious test. “If you speak for God, then fill this hall with your living presence.” For man this is impossible, but for the boy, through God, nothing is impossible. The mystery schools, the suits, are considering what to do with the boy who rose to the occasion and cubed his height. If they are the “masters” then why is the boy able to do what they cannot, and should they listen to the Message which he has given them? He has told them of the Chelyabinsk incident in the 1980’s and what to do to prevent any casualties. Now they must decide whether or not to obey a child.

Sandy S

It has been years, but I used to travel through DIA alot. I seem to remember plaques in front of the murals that said something of an interpretation of the murals. I could be dis-remembering too. I may have also heard it on the news or in the paper when DIA opened. I do remember that one of those sources described a very mild and generic message. Basically BS. I doubt the painters would be very informative about their work.


The BANKERS are involved with Satanism, simiple as that. THe bankers want to blame others for their own evil work. The goal of society needs to be to remove the satanist bankers and as quickly as possible, they are spreading evil where ever they go.


I believe the black sun is Planet X and it moves in front of the real sun.
Also the spinning people with fire are in hell falling always, into the
bottomless pit as it is described in the Bible.


Black sun is eclipse on 8/21/17. REPENT, for the kingdom of HEAVEN is near. Matt.4:17.. “Interstellar comet”, the FIRST EVER , in our system. I’d say very persuading SIGNS. Not to mention hurricanes outta the UNDERWORLD! POSITIVELY POLARIZED.

LOOK UP! YOUR REDEMPTION IS NEAR! Hosannah, Yeshua our Messiah.


EQ=EarthQuake ?


Everyone questions




What is this nonsense I keep reading about devils being your masters after death?!? WTF?!?! What the hell is this misinformation.

Aleister Crowley was whimpering when he died. Do you know why? The Angels have death have come. and he has finally realized the truth for he can see them. Just before you die – you will finally know the truth as they take your soul – you can see them. When they bury you and the last footsteps leave-The test will begin. They will ask you the ultimate EXAM- Who is your God? What is your religion? Etc… ALL these questions. If you are good person they will come loving if your evil like him they will be your worst nightmare!


When Lenin died, it is said his nurses heard AUDIBLE shrieks of demonic glee at the passing of his soul into the next world! *SHUDDER*! And Stalin frantically described WOLVES with glowing eyes coming after him when he slipped into eternity…..damn. All for Karl Marx and perceived 'power'.


“EQ” stands for “English Qaballa”, which has mystical roots.

adam weishaupt

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


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


In the final Mural the “Sleeping Giant” and “EQ” I believe is referring to the Yellow Stone volcano. Sleeping Giant= Yellow Stone, EQ = Earth Quake


is there any way to get people together to collaborate and talk about this? i have so many thoughts and ideas about it, as do other commenters that make excellent points! let me know what you think.


Sharing ideas is how you relate to people and gain greater understanding. It’s very hard these days. More are waking, the world needs an outpouring of God’s Spirit. First comes repentance. Yeshua is Lord! Hallelujah! ElShaddai, Creator of Heaven and Earth


If these are indeed their plans, what can we do? As a nation, we are divided based on ideologies, religions, racism, misogyny. The elites are in the process of destroying a middle-class so that soon there will be only two classes: the 1% and the 99%. Once that happens, they may use the danger of domestic terrorism as a pretext to suspend gun ownership. After that, they can implement marital law. Once that happens, they can terminate all minorities and the disabled, reducing the population to a small number that they can easily manage. Under one worldwide government, the small population left will be enslaved as will be their children and their children’s children, as every minute of their lives will be controlled by the ruling elite. I feel helpless to stop them.


You are getting warm. Notice what has happened since you posted? This is what is called by the few seeking truth (aka. Conspiracy Theorists- which is a term designed for quick dismissal of what might, at times, seem an outlandish claim), a ‘False Flag’ event. A quick humble opinion, for you or those who are not aware and may not realize that the governments of the world have been doing/using these events for a long time: -Suspects identified unusually quick and/or, in an odd manner, and/or with reason, example: Passports of supposed assailants found in both debris of both, Paris and Twin Towers… Really? -Previous contact made by ‘government’ agency, such as, FBI or CIA. -Storyline changes as time goes on as the promoter(s) of agenda, adjust as to how a sometimes, seemingly impossible event could have happened. -Media Slope to promote agenda, be it surveillance, rights, privacies, laws, division, wars, or whatever other motives; it always seems to be fear driven. Fear makes people do foolish things, like give up privacies and freedoms, which is the how and why we are told the USA came to be (so say the history books(?) and why the citizens have the right… Read more »


Ha ! People are so hyped up about the OCCULT GROUPS ! You mean Ancient groups? you are grasping at your own beliefs. Before religion you had people that watched the stars, people who were psychic, and brilliant people that developed Alchemy, and watched the Sun and Moon and the stars move across the night sky, with respect to the ground they were standing upon. Those people and that Era, have been labelled Occult, which in a Modern religious context, looks and sounds evil. It is old, partially inaccurate SCIENCE. You are all making yourself more paranoid. Everything has order on this planet, just as you were told to brush your teeth as a child. Without Order, there is disorder, and if you look through history it isn’t hard to see how completely un-intelligent people were, as a whole, in ancient times. People are not privy to hidden information because they are either A) Fearful and will panic, or B)They know very little, at best about what they’re talking about, and C) people are making posts like these to see how many people’s attention it gets. Do your research, and direct yourself in the right direction, because it is clear… Read more »


I tell you the truth. There is ONE name under heaven that saves. All who call on Him shall be saved.


Yahshua is His Name; He said I came in my Fathers Name.


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


I believe that the black sun could mean a solar eclipse, either by dust in the air or cosmic events. Biblical prophecy says that the sun will be darkened before the coming of the Day of the Lord, 42 months of which are the wrath of God during which God uses the devil (and his antichrist/false prophet) to force people to choose whom they will serve for eternity. Rev 6:12 And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood; … 17 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Rev 12:12 Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time. Rev 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against… Read more »

Jason Deric

The black sun represents their black light…they get their "light"from darkness; this is how they control the masses and also shown by the puppet strings going down to the invisible box which explains that most people are contained without even knowing; The redheaded people in a circle represent passion (like sexual passion); it is an analogy (explaining that redheads have a real passion for the truth i.e "like the light of the sun". There is even a net under saying that redheads should be "catched" so they don't expose these workers of iniquity by shedding "light" on their works…


The Bank of America is owned by the Jesuits. The Jesuits rule the world. Catholicism is not Christian.


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

Herve Keptner

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

Uchiha Itachi

About the "Sleeping Giant" thing…I think it can be related to the gigantic bones found on India and other countries alike…gigantic bones which when put together form the same structure of a human being…its a huge mistery…so the image must be referring to those bones(or more clearly that gigantic beings existed before us?)…and it makes sense since the giant bones were found by diggers.

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