The new World Trade Center is loaded with secrets in plain sight. My previous post was on the Freedom Tower which is WTC 1 in the following site plan:

WTC Building Arrangement

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Here’s a brief accounting of the WTC towers:

WTC Accounting

Yes, the sum of the WTC building heights is 6660 feet. See my post on 666.

Do you notice that there is no WTC6? There used to be a WTC 6 before 9/11 but they aren’t rebuilding its namesake. Don’t you wonder why?

Pleiades Elihu VedderThe Pleiades by Elihu Vedder (1885)

In Greek mythology, the Pleiades were seven sisters: Maia, Electra, Alcyone, Taygete, Asterope, Celaeno and Merope.

However only six stars in the Pleiades constellation are distinctly visible to the naked eye. The Japanese name for the Pleiades is Subaru, which in Japanese translates into “to govern.” World trade and the corporations that centralize it truly govern the world.

The Subaru car maker uses the six visible stars of the Pleiades as its logo:

Subaru

The ancient Greeks explained the sudden disappearance of the seventh star in various narratives. According to one, all the Pleiades were consorts to gods, with the exception of Merope. She deserted her sisters in shame, having taken a mortal husband, Sisyphus, the King of Corinth. Another explanation for the ‘lost’ star related to the myth of the Electra, an ancestress of the royal house of Troy. After the destruction of Troy, the grief stricken Electra abandoned her sisters and was transformed into a comet – everafter to be a sign of impending doom. -Source

The above reminds me of the PATH of Comet Elenin which reaches perihelion on 9/11/11 and whose tail will come closest to the Earth on 11/11/11. I recommend listening to Richard Hoagland on this subject.

Perhaps the 9/11 Memorial entitled Reflecting Absence symbolizes the missing Pleiadian sister?

There is more to the Pleiadian mythos that is worth understanding:

The Pleiades were the virgin companions of Artemis, to the ancient Greeks, the goddess of hunting and the Moon. Whilst stalking a hind [deer], the great hunter Orion crept into a sunlit glade, disturbing the innocent play of the sisters. They fled in alarm.

His immoderate passions enflamed by their beauty and grace, he pursued them relentlessly, as was fitting for the greatest mortal hunter. In frustration, Artemis pleaded with Zeus for his intervention. With characteristic olympian sarcasm, he did.

As the hunter closed in on his prey, Zeus transformed the sisters into a flock of doves. They flew into the heavens, beyond the reach of their pursuer, but also removed from earthly companionship with the goddess! -Source

The word Pleiades comes from the Greek peleiades which means flock of doves. Speaking of, the World Trade Center Transportation Hub is nested between WTC 2 and WTC 3.

On September 6, 2005 Gov. George Pataki, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and other city, state, and federal officials gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

“This is a momentous occasion for the World Trade Center site and for the rebirth of Lower Manhattan,” Pataki said before a crowd gathered in the World Trade Center site.

Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, who also spoke at the ceremony, designed the building in the shape of a bird in flight. In January 2004, when he unveiled his initial design concept, Calatrava said that he drew his inspiration from the image of a child releasing a bird. That image — evoking freedom and rebirth — came to life at the end of the ceremony when Calatrava’s daughter, Sophia, released two white doves into the blue sky above the site where the Twin Towers once stood. -Source

Doves and pigeons constitute the bird family Columbidae, long used in magical rituals, which I explored in my Never A Straight Answer post.

Rock dove

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As I said in that post, “This casts a new light on things such as the Space Shuttle Columbia, the District of Columbia, Columbia University, the Goddess Columbia, the country of Columbia, and of course Christopher Columbus himself.”

“Santiago Calatrava’s awe-inspiring design of a child releasing a bird into the air represents the hope and promise of a World Trade Center reborn out of the ashes of September 11. -Source

What bird rises out of the ashes? The phoenix of course. See my post on Phoenixes. Calatrava is the same person who designed the Sundial Bridge which aligns perfectly with the secret architecture of San Francisco. See this post. Everything is interconnected.

Costs of Calatrava’s Bird Keep on Soaring at Ground Zero

What’s the priciest part of the new World Trade Center? Nope, not 1 WTC, which will be America’s tallest building. The answer is a train station that will be used by New Jersey commuters and Red Bulls soccer fans, at a price tag of $3.4 billion—and climbing! That’s according to the Bergen Record, which obtained a federal report that says the final cost of architect Santiago Calatrava’s WTC transportation hub—the PATH train station and underground connections to the Fulton Street Transit Center and World Financial Center—might be $3.8 billion. -Source

Herbert Muschamp, architecture critic of The New York Times, wrote:

“Santiago Calatrava’s design for the World Trade Center PATH station should satisfy those who believe that buildings planned for ground zero must aspire to a spiritual dimension. Over the years, many people have discerned a metaphysical element in Mr. Calatrava’s work. I hope New Yorkers will detect its presence, too.” -Source

Fellow researcher Chad Stuemke dug up the fact that The Discovery Channel had a special called RISING (Rebuilding Ground Zero), the name obviously suggesting the phoenix. Here are some quotes Chad pulled out of RISING:

  • This is Ground Zero’s new gateway.
  • Calatrava’s Transportation Hall is an iconic gateway that links subway, street, and sky.
  • Beneath the new skyscrapers an iconic gateway is filling the void.
  • Project architect Mike Garz said, “I just look forward to a time when that space opens to the heavens and I can see the angels coming to collect the souls.”

OK now this inter-dimensional gateway is really starting to creep me out.

Calatrava’s above ground structure is literally called Oculus, meaning eye. -Source

The Oculus structure measures 330 feet in length and connects 13 PATH trains underground. Calatrava says the design is inspired by the crown on the Statue of Liberty. Architecture critics have compared it to a winged dinosaur. -Source

Calatravas Oculus

Oculus is also the name of the art installation in the underground Chambers Street / WTC subway station. See my post on Ellipses for more on this.

Eye subway

Image from Oculus installation courtesy Grant Chamberlin

Calatrava’s Transportation Hub replaces a temporary PATH station that had to be built after the underground system was destroyed on 9/11. The temporary station put two uptown services into operation: Newark–33rd Street (red) and Hoboken–33rd Street (blue).

The underground part of the new PATH hall will look like this:

Path Hall

The RISING special says, “PATH Hall sits directly below Memorial Plaza and consists of a spine with 25 vertebrae connecting 275 extending ribs.”

Fellow researcher Mark Gray points out that Swans have 25 cervical vertebrae. And 275 / 25 = 11

In the name of security, Santiago Calatrava’s bird has grown a beak. Its ribs have doubled in number and its wings have lost their interstices of glass…. The main transit hall, between Church and Greenwich Streets, will almost certainly lose some of its delicate quality, while gaining structural expressiveness. It may now evoke a slender stegosaurus more than it does a bird. -Source

Most researchers now support the view that birds are a group of theropod dinosaurs. The Transportation Hub looks to me like a monumental reptilian eye. Check out the Reptilian Agenda for another deep dark rabbit hole.

The Wedge of Light

Daniel Liebeskind won the competition to be the master plan architect for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site. Liebeskind’s buildings include the Jewish Museum in Berlin, the Danish Jewish Museum in Copenhagen, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, the Wohl Centre in Israel, and the Imperial War Museum North in the UK.

Liebeskind’s concept for WTC2, called the “wedge of light,” states that no shadows shall be cast on the memorial park on September 11th. Lord Foster designed the top of the building like a wedge with four rhombi at the top.

Speaking of the Pleiades, shadows, and Lords:

Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his name. -Amos 5:8

New wtc

Rendering copyright Silverstein Properties

The Transportation Hall was also supposedly designed so at the exact time the second tower collapsed, every Sept. 11th at 10:28am, the sun enters the transportation hub illuminating the building with light.

However Eli Attia, an architect who has been a frequent critic of the rebuilding process, published a study showing that 40 percent to 99 percent of the Wedge of Light would be in shadow cast by the Millenium Hilton Hotel during the times when Mr. Libeskind had said it would be free of shadows.

Mr. Libeskind won the enthusiastic support of both Gov. George E. Pataki and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg with his design, and Mr. Pataki ensured Mr. Libeskind’s selection for the ground zero commission when he overruled a committee of directors of the development corporation, which had recommended the selection of the other finalist, a group of architects known as Think. -Source

This situation reminds me of how I.M. Pei was selected for the Louvre Pyramid design without a competition and then how Mitterand stepped in and selected Johann Otto von Spreckelsen to be the architect of the La Grande Arche even though he wasn’t winning the national design competition for the megaproject. Sometimes competitions are a necessary sham when secret architecture has long been in the pipeline.

“Richard Meier, the eminent architect who participated in the ground zero design competition — and who therefore lost to Mr. Libeskind — disagreed [with the fact that shadows fall on the wedge of light]. ”How could you not take it literally?” he asked. ”He didn’t say that the sun would be reflected off buildings and that illumination would somehow create a wedge of light.’

Terence Riley, the chief curator for the department of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, took a historical view. ”Given the long history of solar orientation in architectural design, I don’t suppose it is unreasonable for people to have assumed that the Wedge of Light would be illuminated by direct sunlight on Sept. 11,” he said. -Source

Light is obviously very important to this mega-ritual in the making. Mark Gray discovered one more timely piece of the puzzle:

On 9-11-11 at sunset, the famous “Tribute in Light” will return to the skies above New York City for the night. The tribute is comprised of “88” 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs, arranged in 48-foot squares inspired by the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers. The illuminated memorial reaches four miles into the sky and is visible from as far as 30 miles away. The two arrays cast the strongest shaft of light ever projected from Earth into the night sky. -Source

Tribute in Light

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The Tribute in Light ought to get the light bearer’s attention, don’t you think?

Grant Chamberlin pointed out in a comment on this post that the 88 light bulbs in the Tribute in Light might be significant. This is another dark rabbit hole, but if we are to be whole and healthy we must have the courage to look into our shadows.

The 8s stand for the eighth letter of the alphabet (H), with ‘HH’ standing for “Heil Hitler”. -Source

The phrase “Heil Hitler” was inspired by a statement, 88 words in length, from Volume 1, Chapter 8 of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf:

What we must fight for is to safeguard the existence and reproduction of our race and our people, the sustenance of our children and the purity of our blood, the freedom and independence of the fatherland, so that our people may mature for the fulfillment of the mission allotted it by the creator of the universe. Every thought and every idea, every doctrine and all knowledge, must serve this purpose. And everything must be examined from this point of view and used or rejected according to its utility.

Eighty-eight is used as code among Neo-Nazis to identify each other. -Source

Another such illuminist monument was called the Cathedral of Light:

Cathedral in Light

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The cathedral of light was a main aesthetic feature of the Nuremberg Rallies. It was the brainchild of Albert Speer, who was commissioned by Adolf Hitler to design and organise the Nuremberg Parade Grounds for the annual celebrations. It is still considered amongst Speer’s most important works.

The effect was a brilliant one, both from within the design and on the outside. -Source

The primary aspect of the Nuremberg Rallies was to strengthen the personality cult of Adolf Hitler, portraying Hitler as Germany’s saviour, chosen by providence. The gathered masses listened to the Führer’s speeches, swore loyalty and marched before him. Representing the Volksgemeinschaft as a whole, the rallies served to demonstrate the might of the German people.

The visitors of the rallies by their own free will were subordinate to the discipline and order in which they should be reborn as a new people. -Source

The Cathedral of Christ the Light also resonates with this post:

Cathedral of Christ the Light

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The worship space in Christ the Light is a vesica pisces shape, the shape formed by the intersection of two circles [symbol of the female generative organs]. The walls are composed of overlapping panels of wood and glass rising skyward to form the vault, much like the scales of a fish.

The Catholic Cathedral Corporation of the East Bay instituted a design competition for Christ the Light. Various designs were judged and the corporation announced Santiago Calatrava (architect of the PATH Transportation Hall and Sundial Bridge) as the winner. Calatrava’s design for Christ the Light was chosen before a site was appropriated for the project.

However, by the time a site was chosen, Calatrava’s design fell out of favor and instead replaced by a design of competition runner-up Craig W. Hartman, FAIA of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM). -Source

SOM designed WTC1 (the Freedom Tower) and the new WTC7.

Consider these provocative coincidences:

Joseph Ratzinger joined the Hitler Youth in 1941 when, according to him and his supporters, it became compulsory for all German boys. Millions of Germans were in a position similar to that of Joseph Ratzinger and his family, so why spend so much time focusing on him? Because he is no longer merely Joseph Ratzinger, or even a Catholic Cardinal — he is now Pope Benedict XVI. None of the other Germans who joined the Hitler Youth, were part of the military in Nazi Germany, lived near a concentration camp, and watched Jews being rounded up for death camps has ever become pope. -Source

Pope Benedict prayed for “eternal light and peace” at ground zero on a black square pool on the 111th day of the year (2008 was a leap year).

On September 11th there are 111 days remaining until the end of the year. The original Twin Towers had 111 floors if you count the roof. See my post on 110-111.

Pope Ground Zero

Mark Gray posted this on Facebook:

Theotimos

See my post on the Freedom Tower for more on the black cube and its encoding in the 9/11 Memorial.

Borg cube from bridge

Image from Star Trek The Next Generation

Resistance is anything but futile. Remember the Borg and the overt Nazis were defeated.

William Henry’s research goes into some fascinating areas I haven’t touched on and I’m excited to be interviewed by him tomorrow. I’ll post the link on my Interviews page when it’s online. Here is William’s fascinating take on the mysteries of 9/11/11.

On the flipside Mark Gray has made some great discoveries relating to the positive side of 88.

Mark Gray and William Henry wrote the book Freedom’s Gate together about the lost symbols in the US Capitol. I highly recommend it.

88 keyboard

Image courtesy Mark Gray

The distance from the center of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House (built over the location of the original Fort Amsterdam) to the center of the Freedom Tower is exactly 1000 meters.

The distance from the corner of Reflecting Absence (former WTC North Tower) to the center of the Customs House is 888 meters.

CustomsHouse FreedomTower

The elliptical glass (see Ellipses) in the rotunda has 88 rays.

88 CustomsHouse

Image courtesy Mark Gray

Mark makes the following brilliant comparison, calling the Customs House Manhattan Gate:

ManhattanGate

Let’s also not forget the Wedge of Light itself (WTC2) has 88 floors and WTC1, WTC4, and WTC7 have numerical resonances with the keyboard.

Are we being played?

WTC Accounting

In addition there are 88 constellations in the sky:

88 constellations

Image courtesy Mark Gray

Eighty-eight (88) symbolizes fortune and good luck since the word 8 sounds similar to the word Fā (发, which implies 发财, or wealth, in Mandarin). The number 8 is considered to be the luckiest number of all in Chinese culture and prices in Chinese supermarkets can often be found containing many 8’s The Chinese government has even been auctioning auto license plates containing many 8s for tens of thousands of dollars. The 2008 Beijing Olympics opened on 8/8/08 at 8 p.m.. -Source

Thank you Mark for the reminder that in duality every symbol has an opposite. Every coin has two sides. The wise look at both of them.

This just in…

Jan Thulstrup uncovered an amazing connection in Psalm 119 which is the longest chapter in the Bible.

119 is the mirror reflection of 911.

Psalm 119 has 176 verses. 176 = 88 + 88. 176 is an octagonal number.

Psalm 119 is divided into twenty-two stanzas, one stanza for each letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Each stanza begins with the corresponding letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

Each stanza has 8 verses, composed as octaves (from the Latin octo meaning “eight”) in music.

Here a Jew reads Psalm 119 at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem:

Psalm 119 WesternWall

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