Thursday, May 15, 2008

Golden Boy: Just Saying, is All

Here's a picture of Golden Boy when he stood vigil outside of AT&T's former world headquarters in Basking Ridge, NJ. The building is now owned by (former Baby Bell) Verizon, whose name is one of those corporate neologisms. In this case it seems to be a contraction of "true (veritas) horizon." Could horizon's true occult meaning be "Horus-Zone?"

It's an interesting question, given that Verizon's logo could be interpreted as containing a hidden 17. If you really wanted to get carried away, you might interpret it as Veritas, 17 (Horus) and On, the biblical name for Heliopolis (cult center of the Followers of Horus).

I may have mentioned this before, I strongly believe that the Mithras known to the Romans was no relation to Zoroastrian Mitra, but in actuality a culturally-appropriate adaptation of Horus himself. This is something I've researched in depth for my upcoming book on esoteric symbolism in science fiction film.

Suffice it to say that conservative Romans held a very dim view of Egypt, seeing it as corrupt and decadent. And they also thought the notion of animal heads on gods was offensive. But the Shemsu Hor obviously had a very strong interest in Rome, and it's my belief that the Mithras cult was created especially for those Romans whom they wanted to bring into the fold, namely those alpha males in business and the military. The Shemsu Hor's fingerprints are all over Mithraism, as we will look at in the future.

All of these figures - Horus, Mithras, Helios, Sol, Shamash, Ba'al, Hercules, etc etc etc - all represent the Sun as a symbol of phallic aggression, technology, hierarchy, and militarism, so any difference between them or their cults is academic, anyway.


  1. I love it!

    I was working on a post regarding Baalbek (Heliopolis - City of the Sun) oops, I almost spelled it Heilopolis (my last name is Heil) and Jupiter-Baal last night in the wee hours and noticed the striking resemblance between Jupiter-Baal & Golden Boy.

    However, I had to get some sleep so I did not get a chance to finish it. But alas, you being the awesome guy that you are, yet again displayed your eerie (in a good way) intuitive skill and touched upon Ba-al/Heliopolis AND in conjunction with Golden Boy no less!

    You also mentioned some other interesting connections as well.

    It's all very cool indeed Mr. Knowles!

  2. Cheers, Daria!

    And Welcome to the Syncosphere- people are mind-melding all the time!

  3. Winnipeg has its very own Golden Boy perched atop the Legislature building, a stunning Freemason Temple.

    Would love to show you it one fine day.


  4. I would say it is definitely Horus and there is more evidence to support that. They sell fiber optic (light-based) internet called FIOS. The advertising illuminates us with phrases like "grab the light".

  5. Winnipeg also has Wing 17, doesn't it Jake?

  6. U R correct, I had no idea.

    Be great.

    Flying back to the center of the North American continent next week Sunday.