Monday, November 17, 2008

Stairway to Sirius: Death and Restoration, Part I

Left to Right: The Solar Obelisk, Heavenly Beam

A hawk-eyed Secret Sun reader caught this news story:
"Shares of Sirius XM* (Nasdaq: SIRI) are getting absolutely slashed today, currently down 17% to just over $0.16...(read "17'"- CK) Investors may be selling Sirius XM stock today as a play on the extremely concerning outlook at Detroit's Big 3 automakers." -
 So Wall Street continues to fall and futuristic Metropolises are springing like mushrooms in Asia. As the Old World Masonic symbolism simultaneously reveals itself and then falls away, our faces are rubbed in a much older and much more explicit ritual half a world away. What looks like a new (and incredibly powerful) religion is stepping onto the stage while the rest of us are dazed and punch-drunk from an avalanche of ill omens.

All of this was probably planned long before our great-grandparents were born (perhaps even theirs and theirs), but the process seemed to accelerate after the 2000 Election (aka the Janus Ritual) and the 9/11 Attacks. 

And so Jachin and Boaz vanished from the skyline, revealing a new icon that many people didn't recognize in the World Financial Center. One of the reasons it goes unrecognized is that most people are looking at it backwards.

Here's an explanation from Wired New York:

World Financial Center is a group of four towers, completed in 1988, built on the Hudson River landfill next to the World Trade Center. 
  1 World Financial Center Roof shape: A cut pyramid Tower occupant: Dow Jones and Oppenheimer 
2 World Financial Center Roof shape: A dome Tower occupant: Merrill Lynch 
3 World Financial Center Roof shape: A solid pyramid Tower occupant: American Express
4 World Financial Center Roof shape: A stepped pyramid Tower occupant: Merrill Lynch 
 OK, now let's line up the glyph of Sirius against the WFC buildings in their proper order:
please click to enlarge

We see that the buildings now line up with the hieroglyph, with the step pyramid of WFC forming the stairway. WFC1 and WFC2 seem roughly set to north, but the Winter Garden, WFC3 and WFC4 are oriented to the northwest.
  Here is the proper view of the Stairway to Sirius, looking majestic while the Sun sets over New Jersey (aka Nova Caesarea, aka the black magic capital of America). This is a view that would have been impossible before 9/11. 

It's interesting to note that the Port Authority and the city and state governments have been bickering over the planned Freedom Tower, and to date it's only been built to the height of 25 feet. Estimates now have it that the tower won't be completed until 2013, well after the magic date of December 22, 2012. 

Given the current economic slump, it's likely it will be delayed well past that date.

From this angle it's really quite striking to see the step pyramid leading up to the pyramidion, with the step motif continued in the taller building. The westerly orientation of the Stairway is consonant with the the Western lands in Egyptian mythology, where the Sun "Sets" where the dead were buried on their way to meet Amentet, winged goddess of the dead and rebirth.

Amenti or Amentet was originally the place where the sun set, but subsequently the name was applied to the cemeteries and tombs which were usually built or hewn in the stony plateaus and mountains on the western bank of the Nile. Some believe that Amenti was, at first, the name of a small district, without either funereal or mythological signification.

-- The Principal Geographical and Mythological Places in the Book of the Dead, E. A. Wallis Budge

Here is Amentet, accompanied by the Hawk of the West. Her role as the goddess of rebirth is interesting, given her association with the Hawk. Coincidentally, we just saw another female hierophant accompanied by hawks standing on the western rim of the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, declaring the rebirth of Atlantis... a ritual that could only truly be appreciated from the air. Or as the producers of the event boasted, "from Space." What someone floating overhead would have seen was the "illumination" of the gigantic, man-made, palm-shaped island. But what link does the palm tree have to the Stairway to Sirius? 

How can we link this ritual to the strange iconography of Masonic Manhattan, and by extension the recent "Election" pageant?

This is the main atrium of the Winter Garden, which begins the north-west orientation of the World Financial Center. As you can see the area is lined with palm trees, leading to an elaborate sunset design in the arched roof.** Again, this is not oriented to the real sunset, but is set slightly to the north.
  But the Winter Garden itself is important to this symbolic narrative since in the Northern Hemisphere, Sirius is known as one of the stars of the "Winter Hexagon" with stars such as Rigel and Aldebaran (both of which should be familiar to Star Trek fans, as well as the "Winter Triangle" with Procyon and Betelgeuse (aka Beetlejuice). 

Which is all well and good, but how do we explain this sudden change to a northwesterly direction with this palm-lined atrium?

Because we see the same northwesterly orientation to the Palm Jumeirah.† There is some hidden signficance to this angle, and the palms symbolically link the Stairway directly to the new Atlantis. And as we will soon see, the alignment of the palm-lined Winter Garden will become the linchpin to this whole Sirius narrative... 

 So, why this palm imagery? We see it in the Stairway to Sirius and now in this Atlantis Rising ceremony in the new world capital of Dubai. Christians use the palm to celebrate Christ's victory lap in Jerusalem, but the palm has a universal significance in the ancient world, and is identified with the Sun, as well as with victory and resurrection. In the Kabbalist and Alchemical traditions, the palm tree is a symbol of androgyny (remember our brief look at Nim's Island?). 

 Perhaps the genus the palm is classified under offers us a clue. 

The palm tree is in the genus Phoenix.



*Regular readers will recognize the 3/17 and 10/13 encoded into this story, as well as the self-evident Dogstar and the not-so-evident "33" encoded into the radio waves of the Sirius XM logo (an even less-evident 11 reveals itself when you add the waves and the rays of the star). 
**The Winter Gardens sunset has 17 major rays above the horizon 
Note also the English "Knowledge (Gnosis) Village" and Route 611 (6+11=17). As always, please click the links in the article to get crucial information regarding the overall narrative.