Osiris, The Oscars and The Babylon Gate

The Academy Awards are being held this Sunday night. They don't seem to have the same cultural cache they once did, but we can say the same about Hollywood itself. But it wasn't always this way.

What we must remember is that Hollywood's Golden Age was a distinctly Freemasonic enterprise. Some of the biggest names in show business were Masons including; John Wayne, W.C. Fields, Oliver Hardy, Bud Abbott, Gene Autry, Irving Berlin, Nat King Cole, Cecil B. Demille, Duke Ellington, Douglas Fairbanks, Clark Gable, Walt Disney, Audie Murphy, and Danny Thomas. Most importantly, three of the most powerful Hollywood moguls -Louis B. Mayer (of MGM) Jack Warner (Warner Bros) and Darryl Zanuck (20th Century Fox) - were all Masons. The primacy of Freemasonry (remember, just a small part of the overall Masonic network) is reflected in the fact that the Academy Awards used to be held in the Shrine Auditorium, which is owned and operated by the Scottish Rite.

But is all this just another variation on the Eternal Ritual? A bit of deep background first...

What fascinates about the mysterious origin of Horus is the presence of very similar Sun gods in distant parts of the world, who seem to have echoes of Horus in both appearance and name.

One is Ashur, a Sumerian sky god who was also adopted as the head deity of the Assyrian pantheon. Ashur is pictured as a man riding within a winged sun disc that is almost identical to the one associated with the Shemsu Hor. It is worth remembering that the original Egyptian rendering of Osiris is Ausur, which for all intents and purposes is the same word as Ashur. Another Assyrian god bearing a remarkable physical similarity to Horus is Nusku, or Nisroch, the god of fire and the Sun. This deity was pictured as a large muscular man with the wings and head of an eagle.

There is also Ahura Mazda, the supreme Zoroastrian deity often pictured in a form identical to Ashur. Again we see the winged sun disk form first associated with Horus and Ra. And the name of the Hindu Sun god Surya echoes that of Ausur, as well as Horus. Surya is said to be the most powerful aspect of the god Shiva, and is depicted as riding in a chariot with seven horses. Another sun god associated with a chariot is the Greek god Helios, who is very much a counterpart to Horus. Helios too was associated with the eagle, and the horses that pulled his chariot were often pictured possessing the wings of eagles. Helios was also known as Helios Panoptes, meaning ‘Helios the All-Seeing’.

This daisy chain of connections between Asian sun gods may seem academic to some. And that's certainly true if by "academic," you mean "Academy Awards."

This shot is taken from the last Academy Awards at the Shrine. The stage design looks like something taken from a Masonic tracing board. We have stairways, checker board floors, a columned arch and an enormous solar object at center stage.

The lighting changes and the sun-form seems to become a Stargate, as the names of the dead are written into the Book of Life.

The Academy Awards have migrated from the overtly masonic Shrine Auditorium to the newly constructed Kodak Theatre, which is part of the Hollywood and Highland Complex. Even a cursory look at the inside of the Kodak Theatre will leave one trained to spot Solar motifs positively breathless.

The entire edifice is like a visual symphony of Sun motifs, from the red and gold color scheme to the enormous stylized sun-disk in the theatre’s ceiling.

Masonic iconography is alive and well in the Kodak, as we see in this checkerboard curtain and the pair of three Sun symbols ("33," which reminds that Stan and Patrick drink Rolling Rock in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).

Red and gold circles, semicircles and ovals are ubiquitous in both the architecture and decor. And that’s just inside.

The rear entrance to the theatre is a massive recreation of the Babylon Gate from D.W. Griffiths’s Intolerance (Griffith was yet another Hollywood Freemason). On its facade are reliefs of the Ashur and the eagle-headed god Nisroch, both representing different aspects of Horus. Near the top rim of the gate is a border design made of 17 keyhole-shaped objects. It seems only appropriate that behind the Babylon Gate stands the Renaissance Hotel, located on the 1700 block of Highland Ave.

All well and good, right? Now ask yourself- what in Heaven's name is this doing in the courtyard of the venue where the World's most prominent awards ceremony is held every year? What connection is this alleged to have to the Oscars? I mean, the symbolism is obvious but what's the cover story?

And what of Oscar himself? Well, as others have pointed out, he bears a very strong resemblance to Ptah, the god of craftsmen (read: "masons") and often syncretized with Osiris. Oscar is also reminiscent of some depictions of Osiris himself, all the more fascinating when you consider his Egyptian name is the pseudo-homophonic Ausur. Or that no one can seem to agree where the name "Oscar" actually came from.

In a strange way, it makes me feel a bit nostalgic to see Hollywood, the Oscars and Freemasonry all recede from the national stage. Freemasonry has been in decline for some time, and the prominent role it once played within the Masonic network has probably been replaced by the senior societies like Skull and Bones and Scroll and Key, or perhaps by truly secret, invitation-only orders we will never know of. Hollywood sold the last shred of its soul a while back and exists only for the big ticket fantasy and sci-fi films it produces so masterfully. The Oscars reflect the split within Hollywood, where insiders are more concerned with celebrating the few quality films still produced there while people mainly go for the popcorn flicks that are never nominated.


  1. Very interesting, awesome article. What's up with the elephant in the first pic? Abbot was a Freemason? What about Costello?

    Only maybe peripherally related, but have you seen Rintaro's Metropolis? It has one of the greatest pedigrees in anime, Rintaro adapting Osamu Tezuka, who was inspired by Fritz Lang. Rintaro incorporates more of Lang into Tezuka's story. Why am I bringing this up? I don't know, I guess golden "statues", art deco, solar symbolism, blatant Babylonian references. This image alone should make synchromystics salivate.

    1. Hi Adam, watch Walter Veith lectures 'Hidden Agendas' and 'The wine of Babylon'. He explains
      all these symbols throughly (including the elephant)

  2. Oh yeah, Metropolis was great- a steampunk classic. Interesting to see how the Japanese have eclipsed us with so much of this stuff. I'd be interested to study what parts of the network are active in the film industry there.

    The other questions? You got me!

  3. I guess Costello was not. I've heard that "Who's on First" is masonic in nature, I suppose maybe just due to three degrees. Lots of concern by Abbot and Costello being "on the level".

    Tezuka is like the Japanese Kirby, so fundamentally inspirational. There's something about the oriental/occidental interaction, especially in romantic works, that generates true art magic.

  4. Er... maybe I'm wrong, but I thought Freemasonry was traditionally closed to Catholics, Jews and blacks?

    Wasn't it precisely this kind of exclusion from WASP elites that led to more 'ethnic' cliques (Nation of Islam, the mafia and the Hollywood oligopoly being very distinct examples).

    I'm not sure I'm convinced by this stretch of the argument - some of the names you cite couldn't even get into certain hotels - never mind protestant cryptocracies!

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  6. No, you're incorrect. Article has been updated with link.

  7. Fantastic post. I've been musing about Daedalus, who appears to be the Greek Ptah.

  8. Wasn't Asher, one of the 12 tribes of Israel?

    "One is Ashur, a Sumerian sky god who was also adopted as the head deity of the Assyrian pantheon"

  9. Nobody knows why the Oscars got their names from, right? Then what about cars, for that matter? I can't see how shortening the word 'automobile' can possibly derive the word 'car,' but there it is. Perhaps Oscar is a concatenation of Osiris and Car, to mean the vehicle through which the faith of the sun god cult is delivered to the modern era. Kind of like how it has been intimated that Israel is really the concatenation of Isis, Ra and El in a manner similar to how the Masons combined aspects of Yahweh, Allah and Baal to become the 'great architect of the universe.'

    1. car comes from Carriage

  10. I believe car, like carriage and cart, is derived from "Chariot" which is a whole other discussion...

  11. Hello Chris!
    Wonderful Post!

    MGM = 13 7 13 = 33
    GM ( Oz-CAR ) = Golden Mean 7 13

    The arbutus, yew tree of Holly-"wood" was used by vortex wearing wizards to cast spells with their alpha-beta, the hypercube or base.
    "Base ball" implies the masonic square and circle, rock and roll, cube and sphere or left brain, right brain simultaneous operations of thinking and feeling.
    Baseball, like golf are masonic games anchored in geometry and numbers. Both are followed by left brainers through the statistics they keep and memorization that nerds enjoy. Using baseball player memories to prolong sex is a subtle reference to the multidimensional thought that is required for tantric sex.

    Al Bielek, interviewed here:


    references stargates as does Wilber Smith , the Canadian electrical engineer who headed "Project Magnet" in the 1950's. Smith's other claim to fame was recognizing the importance of the ionosphere wrt radio waves. Bielek goes into our reality being surrounded by 6 other parallel realities in the braid that is our time line of string theory. Even Michio Kaku talks about the reality of parallel dimensions.

    What are the 3 scores of golf, the pythagorean 3,4,5? The objective is to put the little sphere into the "worm" hole by stroking it. Look out for the bogey, men!

    Thanks for the "Who's on first" masonic tracing board connection. Bob Hieronomous interviewed a woman who claimed her vaudeville dad helped write that sketch. Hieronomous ( 21st century radio )
    is a mason in two organizations.

    The hierarchical structure is molded after the 7 tiered Berith Iysh ( contracted man in Hebrew ) British Empire. The Universal Postal Union ( post as in penis ) is the global organization responsible for revenue and it is privately owned. You can only go so far up the freemasonic structure before you have to be an ET. The planet is just one of 300 in the Orion Empire. Orion is the galactic 2nd chakra associated with the 3rd eye ( torus ) of Aldebaran, the eye of Taurus. The bulls-eye, the bully.

    Thanks for the article!

  12. This was an absolutely fascinating piece!

    I think the masons should join up with Anonymous (from YouTube - not this comment thread) and join them in taking the fight to scientology. It seems to me that it is the scientologists --- not the skulls or other obscure fraternities that have profited the most from Freemasonry's once-loyal Hollywood constituency.

  13. Very Excellent Post! "You have no history of antiquity and no antiquity of history"-Plato

  14. Thanks for the article! I lived in Hollywood while they were building the new square. When I first saw it I gasped! I couldn't believe how blatant the symbolism was. I just didn't think there was still a need for it. And no one seemed to question it's strange theme. This was the first time I have read anything that brings awareness to it. One thing I did notice also was that the Babylon gate was angled toward the old Masonic building across the street (That Disney owns) If I remember correctly it was almost exact. Anyway I'm glad you reminded me of this scenario. Take care.

    David Carlson (davidkrone@yahoo.com)

  15. Bongani Monwabisi3:41 PM, April 02, 2008

    This is nothing more than another flagrant copy of the African spiritual concepts that were first found in the Nile Valley thousands of years before Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. These spiritual concepts and symbols were taken by the invaders of ancient Kemit (Egypt) and repackaged within there own specific cultural wrapping paper and represented as something new. The Masons also plagiarized the African symbols in creating there masonic brotherhood in the 7th Century which was derived from Imhotep several thousand years BC in the building of the Step Pyramids.

  16. Hi mate, I seem to remember the word 'oscar' came from Stan Laurel, who named his award in his acceptance speech upon receiving it for the first time. I'm guessing he was a mason?! Haven't researched it but if it plants a seed...! Love to all, the world is what we make it. Believe in love and love will be all there is. Believe in fear, they win. I look forward to the time when we stand together in love, having a good old laugh at the minority who underestimated us for so long before they failed. peace and love. Peace and love. x

  17. Bloodlines of the Levitical Priestcraft from the times of Babylon maintain their highly ideological and ritualistic ways. The Zionists of today. They maintain their hold on the secret knowledge of Mazzaniria as enlightened ones. Iluuminati, tandem clandestine brothers of those steeped in the arts of The Mayan Jaguar Priests's "Nightscript" Time wave restructuring program, more commonly known as Jesuits. Eyes Wide Shut and hide in plain sight strategies enable this deliberate manipulation to occur. Through the linguistic patterns imbeded in the Hieroglyphs of Earth and the use of Druidic Holly Magic the program of pure evil is implemented through Hollywood. The Oscars are simply a Reptilian Symbolism Ritual Ceremony.

    Henry G Castleberry aka TheTolec

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  19. Excellent post--interesting possibilities!

  20. More about Ahura Mazda, etc: Ahura is a cognate of the Sanskrit word Asura, which refers to a "race" of Gods in the Indo-Persian mythos. The other race is Devas. In Vedic Hinduism, the Devas became the "good guys," and the Asuras became dubious figures roughly comparable to the Greek Titans. In Zoroastrianism and other religions and mythologies of Persian origin, the Asuras--or Ahuras, as the word was pronounced in Persian--became the good guys. Zoroaster is recorded as forever fulminating against the devas. Of course Zoroastrianism is the dominant external influence in the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and these are the religions in which evil beings are referred to as devils.

  21. Hey Secret Sun,

    did you know that NESTLE (the world's bigggest "food" company) is building a new factory in germany for "hypoallergenic baby food" - and they call this project PROJECT HORUS!

    1. Oh, wow. There's actually a guy on LinkedIn who worked on that: https://www.linkedin.com/in/florian-schreyer-085b1897

  22. Your Forgotten Conscience12:22 AM, March 09, 2010

    So in all the time you spent figuring all this out, did you ever bother asking yourself why they'd go to such lengths to put this sort of imagery in the Academy Awards? Seems kinda pointless to me, exactly what do they achieve by doing this?

  23. What does anyone achieve by injecting symbolism into anything? Governments, religions, MySpace pages- people identify themselves with symbols because they want to identify themselves with what those symbols represent. That's basic Anthropology.

  24. Thank you for your blog! I really appreciate the treasure trove of information here. It's very helpful to me. :) I was just there and I was like that seems very out of place here. What's with the egyptian symbolism? There it is! Thanks.