Friday, April 4, 2008

John Adams and the Jesuits

As you may have discerned from Matt Malone's posts, a few of us at America are besotted with John Adams: the second president, that is, not the composer.

Last night I watched an advance copy of the final episode of HBO's stupendous series "John Adams," starring Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney as his wife, Abigail. It was magnificent (don't worry: I won't give anything away); by the end I was awash in tears. Incidentally, the seven-part series is not simply a beautiful evocation of the life and times of an almost-forgotten Founding Father, but also a deeply affecting portrayal of the consolations of the married life. Of course I have to go by what others tell me about marriage, but see if you can remember two actors who have portrayed a loving husband and wife so convincingly.

Anyway, this Jesuit is besotted with John Adams.

John Adams, however, was definitely not besotted with the Jesuits.

One of the many pleasures of the final episode is hearing Paul Giamatti and Stephen Dillane, who plays Thomas Jefferson, read from the Adams-Jefferson correspondence that was taken up at the end of their lives. Their longstanding friendship had ruptured over Jefferson's political machinations, but was restored in an epistolary fashion after the death of Abigail. In May 1816, Adams wrote to Jefferson about the "restoration" of the Society of Jesus:

"I do not like the reappearance of the Jesuits.... Shall we not have regular swarms of them here, in as many disguises as only a king of the gipsies can assume, dressed as printers, publishers, writers and schoolmasters? If ever there was a body of men who merited damnation on earth and in Hell, it is this society of Loyola's. Nevertheless, we are compelled by our system of religious toleration to offer them an asylum."

It's not surprising that Adams would despise us. The Society of Jesus was founded on obedience (Adams was an outspoken free thinker who bridled at any suggestion that he hold his tongue) to a foreign power (Adams was deeply suspicious of most things European).

And then there's the whole Catholic thing. "Indeed, Mr. Jefferson," he wrote two years earlier. "What could be invented to debase the ancient Christianism which Greeks, Romans, Hebrews and Christian factions, above all the Catholics, have not fraudulently imposed upon the public?" And in 1821 he asked, "Can a free government possibly exist with the Roman Catholic religion?

John Adams was a good man--brave, hardworking, loving. Americans owe him a debt that can never be repaid. He was also irascible, hot-tempered and bellicose. And our second president was also very much a man of his times, and so his antipathy to the Society of Jesus is perhaps not surprising. But imagine the lively conversations that John Adams and St. Ignatius of Loyola, another passionate, intelligent and outspoken founder, might have had.

Or are having right now.

James Martin, SJ

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Mark of Cain, Knights Templar, Vikings and Holy Grail

The subject delves into History and Scripture - Secret Societies Grail Legend and symbology in art. (Originial Thread)

As many of you have watched or read Dan Browns "Da Vinci Code" you are already introduced to the idea of the Holy Bloodline. This book reinvigorates the populace's imagination and makes them wonder again of these old stories. (has for me) But the agenda of the movie overall is to paint the Merovingian Bloodline in a good light.
And just what is this family that wishes to place itself as a Divine King ? And what would that mean for the world. Would they try to impose their Sovereignty above the people ?

Let us recall that this bloodline descended from a figure who's father is in question. Lucifer / Samael was the fallen angel who appeared to eve as a serpent and seduced her in the garden to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. But many would say he completely seduced her and through their union fathered Cain. Thus Cain and Able are Half Brothers, Able by Adam and Cain by Lucifer / Samael.

We all know Cain killed Able and was then thrown out of Eden by GOD. Cain and his next 7 Generations of Kin were Cursed by GOD, and he Marked them on their forehead with a Red Cross. A Mark / Birthmark so that all would know him.

Today it could be known as the Cross of Lorraine or Sigil of Baphomet.

4:13 And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment [is] greater than I can bear.

4:14 Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the earth; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond in the earth; and it shall come to pass, [that] every one that findeth me shall slay me.

4:15 And the LORD said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.

4:16 And Cain went out from the presence of the LORD, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

In an ancient variation on Biblical tradition, the so-called “Mark of Cain” - believed to have been inflicted upon Adam’s first son - is said to have been caused by a stone that fell from Lucifer’s crown during the war in Heaven and bounced off Cain‘s forehead. According to this lore, the mark was in the shape of a red serpent. The jewel from Lucifer’s crown became a sacred relic, and was handed down dynastically from father to son, eventually coming into the possession of King Solomon. He hired a master craftsman to carve the huge stone into a plate and drinking vessel. According to this same legend, these very utensils were later used by Christ at the Last Supper. This story, bizarre though it may be, is emblematic of the unambiguously Luciferian symbolism that recurs constantly in regards to lore of the Grail bloodline - symbolism that has been consciously cultivated by the Merovingians throughout their history.

Now this bloodline settled in the area of Giza, Cannon / CAINNON and were known as the Canaanites / CAINAANITES

The dynasty of kings who descended from this bloodline were known as sorcerer-kings, some of whom hinted or even stated outright that they were in fact descendants of Lucifer.

Today Secret Societies use the Symbology of Cain Cross / Mark of the Red Dragon. Here you see the upper half symbolizing the Bloodline of God, known as the Cross of Lorraine. We also have the Luciferian Blood Opposite in the spirit of Freemasonry.

As Above :

So Below :

And the merger of Dualities :

Yes, it is none other then the Sigil on the Crown of the 33° Sovereign Grand Commander:

Also Worn by Albert Pike :

And used in the works of Aleister Crowley, he calls it the Baphomet :

But It does not stop here, Ohh no. Its much more then even I could tell you, yet I try ;p

We also have the Order of the Rose Cross or Rosie Croix / Rosicrucians :

Here you see the Mark on the Collar worn by a Rosicrucian Degree Instructor :

The Descendents of Cain would tattoo their forehead even after the 7 generations but later the Red Cross would be worn by the Templar Knights emblazoned on their chest and shields :

We also have the knights of malta who use the red malta cross :

Now lets get into the knights templar / seekers for the holy grail / protectors of the bloodline and their god Baphomet also known as PAN. The Goat Fucker

The Templar Knights who Burned on friday the 13th for their demoniac worship.

Look here at their Half Man / woman / Goat deity :

Notice the ROSE and CROSS on his chest along with his female breasts. And notice the Adepts who wear a Cross upon their chest.

He is the PAN of Rome ! He who likes Goats, men and women.

We all know the saying a picture says a thousand words. Well these words are the language of symbology and its your job to become literate in this language, Or be Deceived.

Philosophy is shown to us through art. And Art always imitates life.

Even the art of movies.

For example in the newly released DVD Pathfinder you will find everything I have just told you thinly veiled.

The story is about the VIKING / Descendent of the Knight Templar who ran from the persecution of the church.

They come to find the new land before Columbus came in his ships. I might add here that Columbus came in ships with a large red cross on the sails.

They come to rape and pillage the Indians, moving to each village along the coast slaughtering the "savages". They came dressed as Half Men half / Goat-beast Monsters with weapons of death. On their helms were the Horns of Baphomet / Pan, and some would dress their feet to look like hoofs. All with the intent to bring terror in their prey.

The native Indians call them the Dragon Men. Those with the Mark of the Dragon.

And here you see one of the wounded vikings with the Mark of Cain :

Story of the Two Wolves

One evening an old Cherokee
told his grandson about a battle
that goes on inside people.

He said, "My son, the battle
is between two wolves
inside us all.

One is Evil.
It is anger, envy, jealousy,
sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance,
self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority,
lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good.
It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity,
humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy,
generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

The grandson thought about it for a minute
and then asked his grandfather:
"Which wolf wins?"

The old Cherokee simply replied,
"The one you feed."

Viking Ship with the Fleur De Lis on its sail.

The Fleur De Lis is the Icon for the Priory De Zion / The Keepers / Holy Grail Protectors.

And here is one with the 2 headed phoenix of the Scottish Rite :

More that bear the Spiral Serpent on its sail:

Now we have 1 shown with the Iron Cross / Malta Cross :

Nina, Pinta, and Santa Maria :