Saturday, January 24, 2009

Barack Obama and the Masonic Martyr, part II

Note: the first installment of this series obviously got overshadowed by the Inauguration. But I hope anyone who hasn't read it will go back and do so. I think it is highly revealing as to the nature of this new president and perhaps more importantly, the direction this country will be taking in the year to come...

In the first part of this series, we looked at the chain of bizarre coincidences connecting President Obama to the martyred Masonic astronaut Gus Grissom, who was killed in 1967 in an explosion many people do not believe was an accident.

Given the significance of the details in these coincidences, there seems to be something more than Synchronicity at work here. It almost seems as if Grissom is a kind of idol to Obama, whose symbolic footprints the new President seems to be walking in. Indeed, Grissom's first flight into space took place two weeks before Obama was born.

And one of the ways Obama seems to be paying tribute to Grissom in his antagonism towards the NASA heirarchy, which the new President believes has failed in its mission.

The Sun and Stars- Obama makes a policy speech on NASA
"Under my watch, NASA will inspire the world once again, make America stronger, and help grow the economy right here in Brevard County and right here in Florida. That’s what this election is all about. It’s about raising our sights, seizing this moment, and reclaiming our destiny in this country."- Barack Obama, (aka "Tuvok Oba-Mason"*) quoted in

Although he identifies himself very clearly with space exploration (and sci-fi), Obama's relationship with NASA has been tense. As with so many aspects of government that I predict we will see under his administration, it appears the military will assume much greater control over the space program.

According to Newsday and other sources, Retired Maj. Gen. Jonathan Scott Gration will be appointed as director of NASA, even though partisans of present honcho Michael Griffin have lobbied heavily for Obama to keep him on. There are plans for the Army to take over the rocket program for future launches.

And Obama has reportedly tapped Dave Noble, director of voter mobilization in the gay community, to be White House liaison to NASA, which makes for an interesting symbolic conjunction.

The fact that the ISiS crew watched the Inauguration from space seemed to be particularly noteworthy to the media. Were Michael Fincke and Sandra Magnus playing the role of Obama's heavenly parents, the Osiris and Isis to his Horus?

It would certainly make sense in the overall narrative that we've seen constructed around NASA for the past 50 years. And all of this must be put in context with the mad dash the entire world is making for the heavens, regardless of what's going on in the global economy.

But it almost seems, given the avalanche of stories about his wranglings with NASA, that Obama has a very powerful personal connection to the space program. And indeed he does.


None of this should be any surprise to those who've read Obama's autobiography. One of the Apollo splashdowns had a profound impact on him:

"One of my earliest memories is of sitting on my grandfather's shoulders as the astronauts from one of the Apollo missions arrived at Hickam Air Force Base after a successful splashdown," Obama wrote in Dreams From My Father.

"I remember the astronauts, in aviator glasses, as being far away, barely visible through the portal of an isolation chamber. But Gramps would always swear that one of the astronauts waved just at me and that I waved back. It was part of the story he told himself. With his black son-in-law and his brown grandson, Gramps had entered the space age."- Chicago Sun Times

Powerful stuff. The space program had an incredible mystique in the 60s, and for a young child to be recognized by an astronaut was tantamount to being blessed by the Pope in Medieval Italy. For a biracial boy in majority-Asian Hawaii, this kind of acknowledgment could be a tremendous validation.

But what further fascinates me is the fact that young Barry was with his grandfather. We don't have a lot of good pictures of Stanley Dunham, but in that well-circulated picture we see of he and Obama playing on the beach, one thing strikes me... that photo, Obama's grandfather Stanley Dunham looks remarkably like Gus Grissom.

The nose and the chin are particularly striking, as are the squinty, smiling eyes. What must have a young Barry thought when seeing pictures of Grissom, particularly after his death? This is especially significant given that his grandfather was Obama's primary male role model. Perhaps this helped inspire the future President's idolization of Grissom.

The synchronicties multiply:

• Dunham was living in Kansas when Obama's mother was born, and Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 is now kept in the Kansas Space Center museum.

• Dunham is buried in the Punchbowl Cemetery in Hawaii, an ancient site of human sacrifice which now features a shrine to the goddess Columbia.

Another martyred astronaut is buried in Punchbowl- Ellison Onizuka, the first Hawaiian astronaut, who died in the 1986 Challenger (STS-51L) disaster. Onizuka was also an Eagle Scout and a member of the Triangle Fraternity.

• Onizuka's birthday was the Feast of St. John the Baptist (in the epochal year of 1946), the same day that various Masonic orders like the Grand Lodge of England in 1717 and the OSTS began, which counted Grace Kelly as an initiate.

• Onizuka gave his name to one of the shuttles on the NCC-1701D.

Finally, we've looked at the symbolism of the Obama campaign logo, as it relates to the Masonic icon of the Stairway to Sirius, and the point-in-circle symbol (which became a plot point in Red Planet). We've heard the stories of the design process and how and why this particular logo was chosen. Though not immediately obvious, I'd suggest that there may be another as-yet-unexamined influence on this particular logo, at least as it pertains to the symbolism.

And that's the Apollo 1 mission patch, which also incorporates the Masonic point-in-circle (separated by the gold ring) and the American flag . There are 13 stripes in this case and 5 in Obama's logo, but there are 5 stars in the Apollo patch. Seeing the Moon rise on the Earth's horizon gives me to wonder if in fact that's the Moon in the Obama logo, not the Sun.

Given Obama's encounter with the Apollo astronauts in Hawaii and his strange coincidental connections to Grissom, it's a possibility that should certainly be taken into account.

Finally, there were two ill-fated starships by the name of "USS Grissom" in different Star Trek series. This ties into the uncanny Trek connections to Obama, which in turn reminds us of the future prophesied in the Star Trek universe, and how different that is from the world we know today. It's a future not many of us are well-prepared for.

How appropriate, then, that the reboot of Star Trek is set to be the big event movie of the year. Or that it's written by the same team bringing the new Transformers movie, another potential blockbuster mixing militarism and (Egyptian) mysticism.ยบ

Militarism and mysticism- certainly the legacy of the Freemasons and their predecessors, the Knights Templar and the Mithraic cults. It's interesting to note that Harvard University- Barack Obama's alma mater- has seen an almost 800% increase in Masonic enrollment over the past ten years. If indeed we do see a large-scale Masonic revival (which would certainly be hastened by an economic slowdown), what does this mean for the rest of us?

Given the lineage we've seen going back to Heliopolis and the concept of the Zep Tepi, as well as the unprecedented amount of strange traffic above our heads, could a Masonic revival be a portent of that long-awaited return? We'll be looking at the origin of the Masonic concept in the future, and how that may well tie into the Zep Tepi mythos. Freemasonry has always attracted engineers, functionaries, civil servants and professionals- left-brain types, middle-class by definition. I've no doubt there are several steps in the pyramid above them.

UPDATE: Andre reminded us that The new Transformers movie is subtitled Revenge of the Fallen, and previously I had pointed out that this passage from Obama's speech may be a reference to Grissom:

"As we consider the road that unfolds before us, we remember with humble gratitude those brave Americans who, at this very hour, patrol far-off deserts and distant mountains. They have something to tell us today, just as the fallen heroes who lie in Arlington whisper through the ages." (Gus Grissom is buried at Arlington.)

UPDATE II: Obama's Sec'y of State Hillary Clinton has a policy on extraterrestrial contact? Fascinating...

UPDATE III: Grissom-less CSI scores 17.5 m viewers, down 11 percent.

UPDATE IV: Miss Indiana chosen first Miss America of the Obama Era. Interesting...

† Although the two men couldn't be more different in many ways, I can't help but think of Jack Parsons when looking into the life and legacy of Gus Grissom.

*Again, it is my strong suspicion that Obama himself is an initiate of one of the countless Masonic orders out there, if not actually a Freemason (meaning an initiate of one of the recognized "Free and Accepted" orders).


  1. I'm loving this train you're on. Continuing the Star Trek meme, remember that the "eagle" landed in the Hudson/Nile/Jordan adjacent to the Intrepid. The Intrepid class is a starfleet starship class, the most notable being the USS Voyager, synching back to 7 of 9. Starfleet is the ultimate fascist government - Sparta with warp drive?

    Cheers, Michael

  2. Maybe it's just that I share a birthday with this man, but I get teh feeling theres something else about this one I can't put my finger on.

    Grissom was the name of a minor character in the Dark Tower series. He and his son led the charge that wiped out the gunslingers at a place called Jericho Hill.

  3. We'll be looking at Star Trek again next week, Michael, but old school TOS Trek (which was more Gnostic than Masonic/Mithraic). The two Star franchises (Trek and Wars) both feature these Templar/Masonic brotherhoods, do they? Warrior mystics, enforcing the will of the militarized Solar regimes. I believe we will see something very similar within our lifetimes, particularly if we see a contact/disclosure event.

    The reality will be a lot less appealing than the fantasy version, however.

  4. Awesome post, Chris.

    "Seeing the Moon rise on the Earth's horizon gives me to wonder if in fact that's the Moon in the Obama logo, not the Sun."

    Veddy een-teresting... Allah is a moon god. Although, Obama's logo also reminds me of the path of the sun during the Winter Solstice (click for image).

    I would agree that there are indeed steps above your average masonic pyramid, almost like colors which we are not naturally inclined to seeing. The red and white of the templars and the blue and white of the Jesuits (actually just Horus the Red and Isis, represented by blue) are apparent in the logo, adding into the seemingly interchangeable sun and moon symbolism.

  5. Ed,

    and Gil Grissom (William Petersen)
    has left the original CSI (Las Vegas/ near Area 51/S4).
    This past week's episode was the first without him as a regular character.
    He has been succeded by Laurence Fishburne (Morpheus in The Matrix)

  6. Interesting- Petersen/Grissom's last ep was the day of the Hudson landing.

  7. I liked William Peterson better as the sheriff of Lincoln county, sheriff Pat Garrett.(Young Guns II, 1990)

    Lincoln County New Mexico is bordered on the east by Chaves County, whose county seat is Roswell.

    And we've come full circle.

  8. Interesting that NationMaster on Virgil "Gus" Grissom makes the link complete with this:

    The character Gil Grissom in the TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, is named after Grissom, a personal hero of series star William Petersen.

  9. Very interesting synchronicity, Chris.

    It should be noted that the next Transformers carries the sub title: Revenge of the Fallen, will Obama be avenging Grissom's death with extraterrestrial assistance.

    It should also be noted that the film introduces many more robots and the scope has been expanded to numerous countries, the most important of which is Egypt.

    The theory of the white circle in the logo as a representation of the moon is quite unique. I never thought of that. This logo, could have dual or many meanings. Your take is quite interesting, I will be researching this.

    Although mentioned before, it must be remembered that Fishburne who succeeds Peterson on CSI also illustrates a black man succeeding a white man. White faced Joker (Bush) defeated by the Dark Knight, Batman (Obama).

    The interchangeable symbolism of Sun and Moon, as mentioned by Tommy, is also interested. Whenever truth seekers investigate the controllers, there seems to be a obvious attempt to disregard the role of the Jesuits and the Vatican. They cant and must not be ignored. In the book of Revelation, the apostle John receives insight into the meaning behind a woman riding a beast:


    6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

    7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.

    8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

    9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth...

    Seven heads are seven mountains. Clearly, history indicates that Rome was founded on seven mountains.

    I digress, but it is quite interesting. Isnt it


  10. Andre, you reminded me about the Fallen, which Obama referred to in his speech- I added a note on the post.

  11. If that's a moon on the Obama campaign logo then think of the implications it symbolizes: nightfall in America. Or the nadir. Watch the economy for wild fluctuations. Also of interest is the sky blue tie Obama's wearing during the re-do swearing in. It's the same sky blue color of his tie that Bush wore the night he announced the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom is I'm not mistaken. It's been an observation of mine that whenever these politician types make speeches while wearing that particular color of tie, warfare soon follows. Don't know why or how, it just happens that way in my noticing of it.

  12. The O

    could it also be the former 360 day (360 degree of the O) plus the 5 days (5 stripes) calendar of the Egyptians?

    The 12 months of 30 days were equal to 360 days plus 5 extra days. They also had 36 weeks of 10 days each plus the 1 week of 5 days.

    I remember the 5 extra days had something special about them, but what exactly that was escapes me right now.

  13. Or it could be a reference to the secret underground moonbase the Annunaki have and the stripes represent the space escalator they're funneling money out of the economy to construct.

    The possibilities are endless!

  14. You're new article looks great, I'm so excited, a new episode of Lost and more on the Masonic Martyr, goodie goodie

    33 days in a cage with scorpions

    137 minute video = 33rd prime #

    she was stung 13 times

    Kanchana Ketkaew = KK

  15. Yeah, I was going to post that but you saved me the trouble.

    Scorpions. I hate scorpions...

  16. Speaking of TV shows, Chris, I think you need to pay some attention to the new Fox series called Fringe. Lots of subtle and blatant messages in each episode.

  17. Andre, I posted on Fringe here a while back.

  18. Wow. Sorry, I dunno how I missed that. Lol.

    Going back to Transformers, do you realise the subtitle of the new Underworld, Rise of the Lycans?

    Rise and Revenge? Hmmm.

  19. Interesting Picture:

    Last Supper anynone?

  20. Japan launched an eco satellite on Jan. 21 to monitor "56" thousand sites on Earth for Greenhouse gas. I found a 32 second video.

  21. "Seeing the Moon rise on the Earth's horizon gives me to wonder if in fact that's the Moon in the Obama logo, not the Sun."

    Another Moon-related symbol of interest: " moon from the Egyptian hieroglyphic system."

  22. Compare Obama's logo with the Druidic Awen symbol and several NASA mission patches.

    The Awen represents inspiration from the supreme being; it contains a star (sometimes three stars), a circle and three bars of light.

    Obama's logo: star, circle, three bars; the DNC logo contained three stars, as you know.

    You will find the same motif in several of the STS patches: STS 113, for example.

    "A light will shine down from somewhere. It will light upon you. You will experience an epiphany, and you will say to yourself, 'I have to vote for Obama'."


  23. has anyone seen the logo of wikipedia commons? the 7 arrows pointing to the middle


  25. Obama cannot possibly be a Freemason - he doesn't have the honesty, character, devotion, selflessness and commitment to be one.

    This is a truly amazing example of how one can weave together a series of strained coincidences into a seemingly irrefutable "conspiracy theory". A masterful job. Well done.

  26. What theory? I don't have a theory, nor is one put forth. I'm just connecting the dots.

  27. A Very fresh fun& fantastic treet readin your blogs b2 (or4) me. ie cool.

    {We are not afraid of the darkness, we trust that the moon shall guide us[sw]}