Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Astronaut Theology: Masonic Manhattan Edition

On Monday, we looked at the icon of the heavenly phallic beam of light and the pubis/pyramid in relation to science fiction movie posters. We have some more of those on tap, but let's try to further decode this enigmatic icon. If you haven't yet, please read that article as it contains important background material for today's adventure.

The Big Kahuna of ancient astronaut theory is a good place to start making our way back to the real world. The placement is a bit off with the pyramids here, but we see the phallic rocket and the womb-like spacecraft just below it, indicating a technical kind of insemination. This is essentially the same symbolism as the obelisk and the dome.

Here's an explicit rendering of the meaning of the beam from Heaven for the film we watched a few weeks back- that being the insemination of alien intelligence into human DNA. The godlike fingers are zapping the bland-faced fellow's brains with their extraterrestrial mojo. It may be lousy graphic design, but it's more than serviceable symbology.

Slowly easing into the real world we see the beam from Heaven and the pyramid represented in Las Vegas at the Luxor Hotel, home of the post-human androgyne, Carrot Top. Some might argue that the beam is actually emanating from the top of the Luxor, but it's safe to say that's a bit more cost effective than sending down a beam from space.

To the best of my knowledge, this icon of the pyramid and the beam is a modern one. And in my interpretation, it's speaking to an extraterrestrial intervention that helped humankind evolve from building mud huts to building the Great Pyramid, all in the blink of an eye in the context of human history.

OK, that's still in the show business realm, right? Where do we find a truly remarkable depiction of this icon? Why, at Rockefeller Center, of course.

This depiction, however, is different in that we see the conception and the nativity simultaneously. "Prometheus" emerges from the top of the triangular rock formation, at the same point where the beam was received. We see the heavenly shaft/beam represented by 30 Rock, and the seminal fluid represented by the waters of the fountain. But why do we see "Prometheus" there and what does he have to do with any of this?

First of all, if that's Prometheus, then I'm Homer Simpson. That is Mithras. The Zodiac has no significance in the Prometheus legends, but is intimately associated with Mithras, and the Rock represents his birthplace. The flame is that of the Sun, hence the golden color. The flame is directly above the goat of Capricorn, which represents Mithras' birthday. He's also very young and handsome, which the old Titan Prometheus was not usually depicted as being.

Here are some images from Antiquity that show Mithras being born from a rock. In one we see him holding a torch. The "Prometheus" statue fits in quite well with these icons. And as we've discussed before, lording above Mithras at 30 Rock is the supreme deity of the Masonic worldview...

...the Great Architect of the Universe in the flesh, right over the doorway to 30 Rock. It can't possibly get more explicit than this. Note the pyramid form created by the compass and eight pointed stars. Here we have the apotheosis of Masonic Manhattan.

The Architect standing above Mithras here also reminds us that Ahura Mazda was the father of Mithras. And how was Ahura Mazda usually depicted?

As a man in a flying disk. Or saucer, if you prefer.

So what are we looking at here? My interpretation is pretty straight-forward.

• As we saw with Stargate and other films, the heavenly inseminating shaft symbol carries not biological life but higher intelligence, specifically technological intelligence brought to Earth and inserted through genetic manipulation into human DNA. The pyramid or dome represent Mother Earth and its idiot children, meaning us.

• At Rockefeller Center, the insemination has led to conception which has led to inception. Mithras represents our sun, so the heavenly shaft is obviously not coming from Sol. It's coming from deep space to our Solar System, which you see represented in that wonderful photo.

•The placement of the GAOTU inside the Heavenly Shaft demonstrates that what came from the Heavens was alien intelligence, which the frieze refers to as Knowledge (Gnosis) and Wisdom (Sophia). Is this what the Gnostics knew? I've always had trouble with the whole idea of Gnosis, in that it always seems to boil down to a question of faith. Were there sects who had real, tangible knowledge of the origins of human intelligence? It's a question that we'll be pondering in the weeks and months to come on The Secret Sun.

Downtown from the Rock, we see the heavenly beam twinned at Ground Zero, next to the pyramidical tower of the WFC (which we'll be looking at in much greater detail in the near future). Now, I know a lot of people see 9/11 as America's Reichstag Fire, but the events of the past seven years show that it was actually America's Pink Slip, with the core of the financial system rapidly moving to the new "world trade centers"... the straight-out-of-science-fiction metropolis of Dubai, which makes Lower Manhattan look like Kabul after the Soviets left. This is the planned Dubai Pyramid, which surprise of all surprises, features the inseminating beam at the top. What an astonishing coincidence. I'm sure there's no connection to the Stargate or anything crazy like that. No way. Not in Falcon City, Dubai.


  1. Amazing post. The latest CSI: Las Vegas opened focusing on the luxxor hotel's light beam(see my post on CSI for pics) which definitely seemed ritualistic to me.

  2. The Rockefeller Architect, is it a Masonic affect or a Blake depiction. It strikes me more the representation or reinterpretation of the Blake architect, especially as the Masonic inference doesn't necessarily ascribe human like attributes of construction.

  3. Hey Travelie,

    I think Blake was essentially visualizing a Masonic concept, so there's probably no difference. British Freemasonry was at the apex of its power during his time and being in the printing trade I'm sure Blake came into contact with plenty of Masons. Personification of these concepts tends to be rare in Freemasonry, which is a result of the Jewish/Kabbalah influence, perhaps even an Islamic influence on the stonemason guilds of the Middle Ages.

  4. Very true. I tend to see Blake as a Rosicrucian, which in some instances tends to visualize that sort of creator divinity. Especially in Blake's other works, truly a hieroglyphic outlook.

    interesting idea though, the beam connection, I wonder if its a developing under current or a manifestation of something new.

  5. Your post reminded me of this image - the Prudential Center in Boston.

  6. Chris-
    Your posts are always good, but sometimes they're just brilliant, like today. Wow. Thanks for shedding the light on Prometh- I mean, Mithras. I think you made that case VERY well. I just need to make a note to remember that, because it does give the symbolism there at 30 Rock a different flavor. In all, I appreciate the theme you suggest, that of extraterrestrial intelligence coming down on the idiots here. I figure you've checked out the extra biblical book Enoch the Prophet. I think he spells it out REALLY well there, albeit he doesn't really view that interference with man as a good thing at all. Love to hear your thoughts on that when you get time. Thanks for another really sweet entry.


  7. Wow-- cheers, Thrace! I read the passages about the AA's in Enoch several years ago. I will definitely be getting around to that again. Check out some Tracy Twyman's writings on the topic, too.

    I will be looking at Enoch and the Biblical prophets in the future. I've done a lot of research on the Baptist, who is the Christ of Masonry and the other Mystery traditions. Some people think that Judaism and Christianity and Paganism and even branches of Islam are separate and incompatible, but I see them all as contiguous.I think even the so-called Clash of Civilizations between Islam and the West is prefabricated and that there is no quarrel among the elites on these issues.

  8. Fantastic post, Chris. The Promethius/Mithras connection was hit out of the park. Your best post yet.

  9. Cheers, Z. I appreciate all of the great feedback I get here on the Sun.

  10. Here's some links that you or your readers may be interested in:

    - "NYC: Rockefeller Center," collection by a fine photographer, wallyg.
    - the Lee Lawrie [sculptor of "Wisdom Creating the Universe" aka GAOTU] pool at Flickr.
    - Stalking Lawrie: America's Machine Age Michelangelo, by Gregory Paul Harm, M.A.

  11. Chris, great post! I just had a friend leave that was from Dubai, she was such a sweetheart and beautiful too! I talked to her about the "Hotel Atlantis" out there, some incredible synch winks my friend.

    I think your ultra rich elites pretty much have Dubai covered, the are probably constructing their true Atlantis there while keeping the wage slaves out here. Anyways, great work as always!

  12. Thanks for the great links, Terry.

    Michael, I think what we're seeing is the 21st Century of Alexandria/ Constantinople. Moving the seat of power to where all the action is. I can see a situation where all the big American and European banks would move their HQs there.

  13. Thanks for posting a link to the Wisdom photo and crediting it. If your readers like Lawrie's work, they can find more at mo other sites, and

    Keep up the good work.


  14. Nice post - however if "Aliens" put people here then who put the aliens in space?, good work though!