The Occult Symbolism of the Los Angeles Central Library

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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

Sitting 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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It is a bit hypocritical for a group of people to designate themselves as the "elite" and feel they are the protectors of the "light" and then want to keep it secret. It is more likely that they want to protect their elitism.

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).

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.

That " ishtar " star also has a black sun at the center, I assume you know about black sun worship/ nazis, etc………just sayin.

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

"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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

It really is one of the most beautiful buildings in Downtown Los Angeles..

His works include governmental and military buildings, churches, libraries and the private houses of politicians.

"Pilgrims Society"

I wonder what they do about overdue books…

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

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!!

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!

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.

VC,

What do you think of this video:

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

@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.

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.

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.

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… Read more »

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

Enlightening seems more like getting in the club.

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… Read more »

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/

Sorry, type error – That was "but."

Sorry again! Here is the link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvwMzSJ6RYs&fe

Wow, so blatant. Disturbing that they've been rubbing it in our faces for so long. See without seeing. Now I get what that means.

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."

I recorded an informative solo album. 🙂

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.

Im from tChicago. The library here has some crazy s**t 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.

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… Read more »

They believe Typhon is Satan.

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.

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.

@ 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.

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?

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

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… Read more »

What a wonderful library.

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).

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.

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… Read more »

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.

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… Read more »

@Marco

Jehovah God has nothing to do with aliens & the illuminati.

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!!

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

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-

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

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

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

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… Read more »

@ AYU maybe "The secret History of the World-Jonathan Black" will intrest you…

Wow 0_0

now I'm gonna visit it tomorrow

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

Hi Vigilant,

yet another highly insightful, very informative article from you-

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

you are absolutely incredible

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?"

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