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Memorabilia

I was going through some old paperwork last night and came across a folder of memorabilia from high school. I had a good laugh at this letter:

HighSchoolLetter

I don’t remember that test and unfortunately I have retained very little Spanish, even though I went on to take 4 years of classes. What kind of superhuman effort did I exert on September 21, 1984 to warrant a letter sent home to my parents? Maybe my superpowers shine brighter on the equinox?

That’s mildly amusing but here’s what really got me laughing out loud:

HighSchoolLetterhead

The address of my high school is 33333 Golden Lantern. Is the address some kind of alchemical statement? Is golden lantern a euphemism for the pineal gland? See my post on 33.

The phone number was (714) 496-6666, back when most of southern California was all in one area code. But look at that: five sixes all in a row. Did I go to an illuminati high school?

If you have read much of my blog, my book, or watched my two films you will probably be smiling at this “coincidence.”

Dana Hills High School is in Dana Point, which is in southern Orange County, the namesake of a TV series called The O.C. (which I have never seen).

Dana Point’s population was most recently measured at 33,351 (2010 census). Just 18 more people than the perfect 33,333. Dana Point covers a land area of 6.5 square miles. Do you know what I have discovered about 6 and 5?

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Dana Point Harbor viewed from end of Blue Lantern

I recognize the scenic vantage point from where this wikipedia photo was taken. I remember carefully reading Plato’s Republic during the summer of 1984, sitting in a gazebo at the end of Blue Lantern where this photo was taken.

The streets in Dana Point’s historic core are named after colored lanterns, used by sailing ships 200 years ago to advertise their wares. However, this was only done in 1930 in the spirit of faux romanticism that real estate developers succumbed to when they laid down the bones of this town. The United States is so young, especially the West Coast.

I was just looking at Dana Point in Google Earth and decided to look at neighboring Laguna Beach, which, by the way, was the name of another awful TV series.

I zoomed in on the hospital where I was born and smiled again because it is located at 33°30′ north latitude.

My birthplace

My birthplace at 33°30′ north latitude

Was my DNA genetically engineered by the Anunnaki? They must have messed up because I was born without both of my legs below the knee and also without my right hand. I’ve walked on artificial legs since I was 18 months old. All through my childhood I needed a new pair of legs every year or so as I was growing (and less frequently now that I am an adult). As you might imagine this turned out to be a financial burden for my parents.

Luckily for me the Shriners donated funds to have a few pairs of legs made in my childhood. You know those guys who wear those funny Fez hats driving around in miniature cars powered by lawnmower engines at parades? Oh well maybe you don’t know. They do that to “promote a positive Shriner image to the public.” Is this the most effective method you can think of to accomplish this goal?

Photo credit Rdikeman at the English language Wikipedia

Photo credit Rdikeman at the English language Wikipedia

His Fez says Syrian Corvettes. The word corvette comes from a sailing warship with one tier of guns. But why Syrian? I must be missing something.

The Shrine used to be called Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, but in 2010 they changed their name to Shriners International which describes itself as “a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth.” Life magazine described the Shriners in 1938 as “among secret lodges the No. 1 in prestige, wealth, and show.”

Up until recently, Shriners had to complete the Scottish Rite’s 33 degrees (or the York Rite degrees) before being eligible for membership. Shriners are therefore a brotherhood of elite freemasons at the top of the veritable pyramid.

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I traced the Fez hats back to Fez Morocco where the red dye used on the funny hats made from crimson berries originally came from.

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Fes aka Fez, Morocco

I searched for Fez in Google Earth (which is also spelled Fes) and its latitude comes up at precisely 34.033333° N. I have never seen any city whose label comes up with such a perfect string of threes.

Children with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate are eligible for care and receive all services in a family-centered environment, regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.

The Shriners are doing good things for disabled children and that is outstanding in my book.

Back to the O.C. just one last time. Just 4.44 miles from my birthplace is the Chet Holifield Federal Building, known locally as The Ziggurat. It is a 7 stepped pyramidal complex that was built in what was the middle of nowhere around the time I was born. Now it is in the middle of a town called Aliso Viejo that didn’t exist when I was in high school. The Ziggurat is owned by the US Government and the Department of Homeland Security controls the top floor. Also the IRS shares part of the building. Death and taxes. When I was in high school the place was a ghost town and I learned to drive a stick-shift in its vast and empty parking lot. It is located at 33°33’33″ N.

Chet Holifield Federal Building at 33°33'33" N.

Chet Holifield Federal Building at 33°33’33″ N.

Interestingly the Ziggurat was designed by architect William Pereira who also designed the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, but that is another story.

Here are a few fun facts:

  • The number of minutes in 33°33′ = 2013.
  • The Sun is 333,000 times more massive than the Earth.
  • 33.33… x 33.33… = 1111.1111…
  • The Earth-Moon system’s center of mass, called the barycenter, is an average of 1111 miles beneath the surface of the Earth.
  • The Earth’s orbital velocity is 1111 miles per minute.
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    There is just something about repeating digits that catches my attention.

    Tao of the Tau

    Tau is the Greek letter T or τ in lower case.

    Tau

    The symbol τ was used in mathematics to represent the golden ratio until the Greek letter Phi (Φ) gained prominance (after the first letter of Phidias, acclaimed sculptor of the Parthenon).

    Tau is also known as the symbol representing the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its radius (equal to 2π).

    Advocates for τ argue that radius is more fundamental to circles than diameter, and therefore, that τ (circumference divided by radius) is more fundamental than π (circumference divided by diameter). They think this makes formulas written in terms of τ express the mathematics more clearly than with π. -Source

    Using τ instead of 2π makes a lot of sense to me:

    • A circle is defined as all points in a plane a certain radius away from a center point.
    • The unit circle has a radius of 1, not a diameter of 1.
    • Angles measured in radians make more sense using τ rather than 2π because τ radians measures a full circle, so 1/4 circle is τ/4, 1/2 circle is τ/2 and so on.

    Tau angles

    However using τ is really a moot point because π already won the mindshare. However I find it interesting that Tau has been used to represent both the golden ratio (Φ) and the relationship of a circle to its radius (more commonly known as π).

    I can think of one other symbol that encodes in its proportions both mathematical ideas: the Great Pyramid. Note that the proportions 4:π and Φ:1 are not taken at the same time but I’ve shown them together for simplicity, so read the left and right halves of the diagram separately.

    Pi Phi GP

    “The Tau cross is also a symbol of the male or creative side of the deity, and is really a conventionalized form of the phallus.” -Freemasonry and the Ancient Gods by J.S. Ward

    Crowley used an inverted Tau on the cover of his book Magick, which was “regarded in serious occult circles as a book of ultimate authority on sexual magic.” -Source

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    Seen right-side-up, the T is seen as the shape of the cross on which Jesus was crucified.

    The TAU cross is preserved to modern Masonry under the symbol of the T square. This appears to be the oldest form of the cross extant.” -The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly Hall

    There are several instances in the Bible of the Tau cross anticipating the Latin cross:

    • The angel of death passed over the children of Israel who painted the Tau mark in goat’s or sheep’s blood above their doors to slay all Egyptian firstborn. This is better known as Passover. See Exodus 11:1 in the Brick Testament.
    • The Tau mark was placed upon the foreheads of particular men to save them from being slain in yet another genocidal bloodbath depicted in Ezekiel 9 (unforunately this isn’t illustrated in Lego).
    • The summit of Mt. Nebo in Jordan is the location of the Brazen Serpent Monument, featuring a snake wrapped around a Tau cross.

    MtNeboBrazenSerpent

    Image by Jerzy Strzelecki under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

    Mt. Nebo is where Moses saw the promised land of Israel (but wasn’t allowed to go there himself). You can see Jerusalem on a clear day from this monument.

    Pope Benedict XVI visited the site on May 9, 2009, gave a speech, and looked out from the top of the mountain in the direction of Jerusalem. -Source

    The fiery serpent comes from the Bible (Numbers 21:5-9):

    • “And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
    • And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
    • Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
    • And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
    • And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.”

    Check out this version illustrated with Lego. I like the Brick Testament because it consistently shows the character of this God. In this case God kills his chosen people with snakes because they complained about being hungry and thirsty. It’s easy to forget that and recall only that he healed those who didn’t complain with the Nehushtan as it is also known.

    The 25th degree in Scottish Freemasonry is called is The Knight of the Brazen Serpent.

    Here is a old masonic jewel that is probably from this degree.

    Thanks to Rick for this image

    The above image reminds one of the Rod of Asclepius. Here it is as the Star of Life, logo of the emergency medical services worldwide.

    Star of life

    Also the emblem of the World Heath Organization underlines the fact that it is a specialized agency of the United Nations with its 33 sector grid laid over the world.

    The symbol of a serpent climbing the pole is also a symbol of Kundalini, or life force rising up the spinal column.

    Kundalini

    These symbols all came from the Crux Ansata, better known as the Ankh. Think of it as a yoni on top of a lingam, or vesica piscis on top of a tau if you will. What better way to symbolize life then through sexual union? This has been pushed into the shadow in the last two thousand years in the West.

    Ankh

    Thanks to reader Rick for pointing out that the Hindu Ardhanari is a composite androgynous form of the Hindu god Shiva and his consort Parvati: half male and half female, split down the middle. Note the Ankh is used here as a depiction of both male and female genitalia.

    Image from Tantra: Cult of the Feminine by Andre van Lysebeth page 240

    The Hindu androgyne reminds me of Baphomet whom the Templars revealed they worshipped under torture by the French Catholics in 1307.

    Often mistaken for Satan, Baphomet represents the duality of male and female, as well as Heaven and Hell or night and day signified by the raising of one arm and the downward gesture of the other. -Source

    I can’t help remember sex kitten Lady Gaga striking a similar pose in a Masonic Lodge (see Repeating Ones).

    Image source

    Look closely: Gaga’s left breast (on our right) is pushed up and her right breast is flattened much like Ardhanari. Gaga as Baphomet.

    Image by Redtigerxyz  under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

    Andre van Lysebeth shows in Tantra that the Om glyph actually represents the sexual act (female on the left and male on the right in this case) with what looks to me like the sun and moon in the upper right:

    Image from Tantra: Cult of the Feminine by Andre van Lysebeth page 170

    The Ankh is similar to the concept of the Tao in Chinese philosophy and religion. Opposites coming together form a dynamic balance.

    Thank you Ian le Cheminant for emailing me this vitally important concept:

    I had always associated synchronicity with Carl Jung but recently rereading Lama Anagarika Govinda’s The Inner Structure of the I Ching I was reminded that as a mode of thinking it is profoundly Chinese. Govinda writes: “All our reasoning is based on the law of cause and effect operating as a sequence. The Chinese do not reason so much along this horizontal line from past, through present to future; they reason perpendicularly, from what is in one place now to what is in another place now. In other words, they do not ask why, or from what past causes, a certain set of things is happening now; they ask, ‘What is the meaning of these things happening at this moment?’ The word Tao is the answer to this question. The present situation within and around oneself is Tao, for the present moment is life. Our memory of the past is contained in it as well as the potentiality for the future.”

    Yin and Yang

    Squaring the circle also comes to mind as a larger resolution of opposites, in the case of heaven and earth.

    Earth Sun Moon by Scott Onstott

    Pi brings together the linear and the curved, the limited and the unlimited, the human and the divine.

    SwordRing

    The Sword and the Ring by Scott Onstott

    Slight dyslexia is all you need to get from Angels to Angles. In many areas of mathematics angles are measured in radians rather than degrees. One radian is equal to about 57 degrees (57.2957795…).

    360 degrees = 2π or 6.283185… radians. An angle of 1 radian results in an arc with a length equal to the radius of the circle.

    Tau is the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet. Three Taus therefore have a value of 3 x 19 = 57.

    Radians

    Triple Tau is an important Masonic symbol.

    “This emblem, placed in the center of a Triangle and Circle – both emblems of Deity – constitutes the jewel of the Royal Arch as practiced in England, where it is so highly esteemed as to be called the “emblem of all emblems,” and “the grand emblem of Royal Arch Masonry.” -Source

    TripleTau

    Image by PeRshGo under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

    The Royal Arch Degree Jew-el has a Star of David composed of two interlocking triangles (male and female) and a triple Tau at the bottom. This reminds me of the phrase triple bottom line or Hermes Trismegistus.

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    This ancient Alchemical emblem found in the ruins of Pompei suggests that the Star of David is a metaphor for the sexual act, a fact covered up by the SATOR magic square (see Paternoster Squares).

    Robert Fowler discovered a cipher in Shakespeare’s sonnets dedication poem that requires one understand the Royal Arch Degree jewel in order to decode it. It’s a fascinating intellectual journey that I won’t belabour in this post.

    Dedication 1609

    However I will mention the decoded message refers to eternal life and a diagram that appears to depict Orion, an obelisk, a pyramid, the Star of David, and rays of the Sun. It is becoming harder not to see that Francis Bacon was involved in writing the works of “William Shakespeare.”

    Listen to Robert Newman on The Shakespeare Project.

    The 33rd degree jewel depicts four Taus forming a Greek cross.

    33rd Jewel

    “The quadruple tau, moreover, being composed entirely of ‘right angles, horizontals, and perpendiculars,’ contains within itself all the secret signs of Freemasonry, a fact which I am not permitted to further explain. It will, however, be apparent to every ‘bright mason,’ who can soon study them all out for himself.” -Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy by Robert Hewitt Brown

    I’m not a mason but am bright enough to see at least on one level that the Quadruple Tau cross represents the great cross in the heavens as discussed in my Esoteric Astronomy video. The four beasts corresponding to the fixed signs in the aforementioned alchemical seal and Royal Arch degree jewel support this notion.

    GreatCross

    Here’s the Hindu version of the 33rd degree jewel: the Sri Yantra aka Sri Chakra. In addition to four taus, it features nine interlocking triangles, just as the 33rd degree jewel shows a nine pointed star and the brazen serpent jewel depicts a nine-pointed star.

    Image by N.Manytchkine under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

    That brings me to a couple of very interesting buildings I’ve become aware of that I think encode the Quadruple Tau symbol. First up is Terrace on the Park at 52-11 111th Street in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, NY. Do you see the solar 52 weeks in a year encoded with all the ones? The building was contructed as a helipad for the 1964 World’s Fair, which I plan to post about another time. One can say it has a special connection with the sky.

    Terrace on the Park

    Thanks to John Handrinos who lives nearby the park for pointing out many of its secrets in plain sight.

    Here is the official video about what goes on inside Terrace on the Park. Lots of people getting married inside Terrace on the Park seems quite appropriate symbolically.

    Finally my thanks to Grant Chamberlin who discovered something very interesting about the CitiGroup Center (aka 601 Lexington Ave) in Manhattan.

    Citigroup center

    The square base reminds me of the Quadruple Tau even though it is not highlighted as such.

    CitigroupBase

    Grant noticed that there are 32 full panels across the top of the T plus 2 half panels, making a total of 33 panels on each side. Just a coincidence or the Tao of the Tau?

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    Secrets of San Francisco

    San Francisco is brimming with secrets in plain sight. I’ll take you on a tour through some of them in this post so sit back and enjoy the ride.

    Stephen O’Rourke wrote a fascinating article about the masonic history of San Francisco. He identified a street pyramid in the Streets of San Francisco (which incidentally is the name of a great TV series from my childhood).

    Many of the state’s pioneers, Fremont, Stevenson, O’Farrell and Montgomery were Masons. The first Masonic meeting in fact took place only two years after the US took control of San Francisco, on October 17, 1849, at 728 Montgomery Street…[in the adjacent block to where the Transamerica Pyramid now stands]. -Stephen O’Rourke

    The streets of O’Rourke’s “unfinished” pyramid (just as on the dollar bill) are Montgomery at the top, Columbus and Market on the sides, and Van Ness at the bottom. These are all very important streets in the urban plan. Market doesn’t perfectly mirror Columbus but the pyramid is clear enough.

    SF Pyramid

    The Transamerica Pyramid is at the upper left corner, Aquatic Park and Fort Mason are in the lower left, and City Hall is near the lower right corner. See how the curved breakwater guides the eye around to Fort Mason. We’ll get to Pier 33 later on.

    California Street bisects the pyramid and 1111 California Street stands where the Kings’s chamber would be in the heart of the Great Pyramid of Giza.

    1111 California is the address of the Masonic Center at the top of Nob Hill (see Repeating Ones and 11-11). Cable cars run up and down California street.

    In fact I used to ride the cable cars almost every day right past 1111 California when I lived in Pacific Heights and commuted to UC Berkeley in Architecture school from 90-91 (connecting to BART under the Bay). Masonic Center is a famous auditorium where I saw Ravi Shankar perform circa 95.

    NH Masonic Center Exterior

    Image source

    There is a frieze on the building exterior representing a gigantic tug of war between good and evil forces where they are pulling on the Sun. The interior strangely contains gravel and soil from each of the 58 counties in California, suggesting some kind of sympathetic magic at work.

    Directly across from 1111 California is Grace Cathedral, an Episcopal cathedral done in the gothic style and completed in 1964.

    Richard Cassaro has discovered what he calls Freemasonry’s Lost Secret encoded in gothic cathedral architecture.

    Grace Cathedral San Francisco

    Image by ShakataGaNai under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

    Contained in the cathedral are stained glass windows by noted artists that depict over 1100 figures ranging from Adam and Eve to Albert Einstein. 32 windows or window groups…including The Chapel of Grace and baptistry window series contains over 32,000 pieces of glass. -Source

    Laid out on the floor of Grace Cathedral is a labyrinth that is based on the famous medieval labyrinth of The Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres (see my Chartres videos). There is a similar labyrinth outside that you can walk almost anytime to simulate the journey of the soul.

    GraceLabyrinth

    Image by Marlith under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

    The red dot identifying Downtown San Francisco in Google Earth is on Mason street. Cable cars also run on Mason (they don’t run on many streets).

    Downtown Mason

    The Transamerica Pyramid (see my San Francisco video) and 555 California (see Snowflake and the Flower) are the two tallest buildings in the City (left and right below). I used to work in between them at two architecture firms in the late 90s.

    FinancialNorth

    Image by Danjahaner under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.5 Generic license

    Enough about California Street, let’s now consider the Great Seal of California.

    The Seal of California depicts the Goddess Minerva having sprung full grown from the brain of Jupiter. This was interpreted as analogous to the political birth of the State of California without having gone through the probation period of being a Territory.-Source

    Minerva appears to be sitting where UC Berkeley is located in the East Bay, just a coincidence.

    Seal of California

    Minerva is displayed on the Medal of Honor, the highest military decoration awarded by the United States government.

    Moh army mil

    Note the inverted pentagram which reminds me of the inverted broken pentagram in the streets above the White House. Interestingly the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle (where JFK’s funeral was held) is just one building away from the intersection where the pentagram is broken.

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    Minerva is often depicted with her sacred creature, an owl, which symbolizes her ties to wisdom.-Source

    There appears to be an owl depicted in the landscaping surrounding the US Capitol.

    Owl Capitol Building

    The Bohemian Club logo features an owl and this plaque is on their headquarters at 624 Taylor Street in San Francisco.

    BohemianClubOwl

    “Weaving spiders, come not here;

    Hence, you long-legg’d spinners, hence!

    Beetles black approach not near;

    Worm nor snail, do no offence.”- Shakespeare (Midsummer’s Night’s Dream)

    The quote tells the members to relax and take a break from the relentless plotting to take over the world or whatever it is they regularly do.

    The Bohemian Club membership lists are private. Some prominent figures have been given honorary membership, such as Richard Nixon and William Randolph Hearst. Members have included some U.S. presidents (usually before they are elected to office), many cabinet officials, and CEOs of large corporations, including major financial institutions. Major military contractors, oil companies, banks (including the Federal Reserve), utilities, and national media have high-ranking officials as club members or guests. Many members are, or have been, on the board of directors of several of these corporations. -Source

    The Bohemian Club has a 2700 acre summer camp about an hour’s drive from SF they call the Bohemian Grove where they enact the Cremation of Care ceremony. It’s the original Burning Man.

    The participants enact a ritual sacrifice in front of a colossal stone owl. A boatman recalling Charon arrives to begin the ceremony (see Airports).

    Cremation of care

    Alex Jones had a camera snuck into the Cremation of Care ceremony at Bohemian Grove in 2000:

    In a fascinating interview with Josh Reeves on Red Ice radio I learned that there is a statue of Saint John of Nepomuk at Bohemian Grove. This catholic saint was confessor of the queen of Bohemia who was martyred because he refused to divulge the secrets of the confessional. Nepomuk is depicted holding a finger to his lips…meaning keep quiet.

    St John of nepomuk

    Image by Urharec under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

    The subtext to the elite is keep quiet or you will suffer the same fate.

    Jan Nepomucen

    Martyrdom of St. John Nepomuk by Szymon Czechowicz (1750)

    In the interview Henrik Palmgren and Josh Reeves both agreed that the owl is the true illuminati symbol.

    My friend Jan Thulstrup was doing some research on the Royal Arch in freemasonry and discovered some amazing correlations with Pier 33:

    Pier33

    Pier |pi(ə)r| noun:

    1 a structure leading out from the shore into a body of water, in particular a platform supported on pillars or girders, used as a landing stage for boats.

    2 a solid support designed to sustain vertical pressure, in particular a pillar supporting an arch or a bridge.

    Pier 33 clearly features an arch with keystone flanked by two symbolic piers (definition 2).

    I used to drive by Pier 33 every day from 97-02 when I taught at the Academy of Art University’s Architecture campus in Fisherman’s Wharf. I never gave it a second thought at the time.

    The Royal Arch is part of the York Rite. Freemasons who reach this degree may continue to Cryptic Masonry or go straight to the Knights Templar. -Source

    Here is a Royal Arch tracing board:

    RoyalArch

    18th century image from David Ovason’s Secret Architecture of Our Nations Capital

    Here, the progression of the signs is from left to right, and we see the sign of Cancer as the entire keystone. The reason that the signs appear to be going in the wrong direction is that we are looking into the “temple” from the outside [of the galaxy]. Notice that a cluster of 7 stars float below the keystone, which are symbolic of the Pleiades.

    Notice also the heraldric shield that depicts an ox, an eagle, a lion, and a man. These are direct references to the fixed signs of the zodiac, namely Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius. The Sun and Moon hover above the arch, and above the two pillars that support the arch. These pillars are called Jachin and Boaz, are sometimes simply labeled as J and B, and are important elements in understanding the Royal Arch via operative Masonry. Source

    The bottom of the tracing board depicts a coffin, ark of the covenant, and one other object I’m not sure of on the left (tablets of Moses maybe?). There is a star with a tail suggesting a comet under the arch.

    Please remember the sign Cancer is at the top of the royal arch.

    Jan stretched a cord along the actual pier (definition 1) where the ferry to Alcatraz docks adjacent to Pier 33 and discovered it has a bearing of 33 degrees true north.

    Pier33 Alcatraz Landing

    This pier (definition 1) is called Alcatraz Landing. Known as The Rock, Alcatraz was one of the world’s most forbidding prisons before it closed in 1963. Officially no one ever Escaped from Alcatraz although 3 men were lost at sea which reminds me of Admiralty law (another dark rabbit hole).

    Alcatraz Island Lighthouse is the oldest light station on the US West Coast. How’s that for a symbol of illumination? Here it is from Pier 33.

    Alcatraz Island Lighthouse

    Image by Bruce C. Cooper under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

    Fisherman’s Wharf is located nearby at Pier 39. Its symbol is a crab (cancer is Latin for crab) because from the city’s early days during the Gold Rush where Italian emigre fishermen settled in the area and fished for the Dungeness Crab. From then until present day it remained the home base of San Francisco’s fishing fleet.

    FishermansWharf

    Fisherman’s Wharf became a tourist attraction in the 70s and continues to this day. Millions of tourists enjoy eating dungeness crab before of after taking the ferry to Alcatraz and exploring the historic prison. The last time I did this was when my Italian friend Luciano from Trieste visited me in SF.

    Dungeness Crab Fishermans Wharf

    Image by Fred Hsu under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

    The Royal Arch is really an astronomical allegory:

    RArchB01

    Image source Robert Hewitt Brown’s Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy

    The Egyptian sky goddess Nut forms another royal arch. Her brother-husband Geb forms the earth.

    Nut

    Nut and the Royal Arch of the York Rite probably come from the arching Milky Way:

    Milky Way Arch

    Image by Bruno Gilli/ESO under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license

    Cancer is the sign of summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and Capricorn rules the winter solstice.

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    Image source

    The tropics of cancer and capricorn are so named because they represent the circles of latitude on the Earth that mark the most northerly and most southerly positions at which the Sun may appear directly overhead at its zenith.

    The imaginary line is called the Tropic of Cancer because when it was named, the Sun was in the direction of the constellation Cancer at the June solstice. However, this is no longer true due to the precession of the equinoxes. According to International Astronomical Union boundaries, the Sun now is actually in Taurus at the June solstice. -Source

    Tropics

    Image based on work by WikiLaurent and Thesevenseas

    Jan Thulstrup sees Alcatraz Landing as the Gate of Man…

    Alcatraz Landing

    …and the Golden Gate as the Gate of God. There is definitely a resemblance (made in his image they say).

    GoldenGateBridge

    Image by Rich Niewiroski Jr.

    There is something to this. The journey to The Rock is a journey of the soul into incarnation in the prison of the body. The light that shines from within is the light of spirit. After death the soul passes through the Golden Gate on its way to the Duat (see my San Francisco video).

    I was reading Goro Adachi’s mind-blowing post on Elenin: Lucifer’s Comet and came across a key piece of information relating to San Francisco.

    Japan SF Lorca Va lat align

    Image by Goro Adachi

    Another equally impressive geometric message, initially hinted in the name “Golden Gate” (in San Francisco), has to do with the Golden Ratio (or “Phi”) which is fractally encoded in pentagram…

    1: 1.618

    Turns out the Birthquake latitude is exactly 1.618 times that of the Tropic of Cancer (~23.44° North), i.e. Golden Ratio. (Big thanks to reader “Azazel” for discovering this and independently noting Elenin’s pentagrammic approach to Earth.) -Goro Adachi

    That’s right SF’s latitude = Phi x Tropic of Cancer. The Tropic of Cancer shifts in a complicated manner over time. That’s why it creates a band when multiplied by Phi.

    TropicCancerMexico

    Image by Roberto González under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

    I was looking at the map and realized that the center of the dome of San Francisco’s City Hall, the Masonic Temple at 1111 California Street, and Alcatraz Landing at Pier 33 are all located in a perfect line.

    I stretched a cord and lo and behold the distance from the top of the dome of SF City Hall to the beginning of Pier 33 is 3333 meters exactly.

    SF Alignment

    This reminds me of the shafts in the Great Pyramid that point to Orion and Sirius (the Duat).

    Shafts to the stars

    Discovered by Robert Bauval in The Orion Mystery

    SF City Hall has a floor area of 46,000 square meters, recalling Obama reading Psalm 46 on 9/11/11 (see 11:11). City Hall is an impressive structure having the fifth largest dome in the world.

    SFCityHall

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    In a solar year the Sun rises 365 times but, during the same time, a star will have risen 366 times. It sounds odd but it’s true. Each day according to the rising of a star (a sidereal day), is 23 hours 56 minutes 4 seconds in length, whereas a mean solar day is 24 hours in length. That leaves a discrepancy of 236 seconds, which over a year amounts to another 24 hours. -Before the Pyramids by Knight and Butler

    Furthermore 366 is the key to the ancient megalithic system of measure. Knight and Butler show how the earth’s meridian is divided into 366 Megalithic degrees. Each Megalithic degree is divided into 60 minutes and each minute is divided into 6 seconds. Amazingly each Megalithic second is equal to 366 Megalithic Yards (MY). Are you with me?

    Knight and Bulter reveal that the width of Ellipse Park in front of the White House is 366 MY (see my post on Ellipses) and that Stonhenge’s henge (earth circle) has a circumference of 366 MY.

    Alexander Thom invented the MY unit after surveying thousands of megalithic sites in the UK.

    1 MY = 2.722 feet ± .002 feet

    John Michell and Robin Heath had reason to believe this value was ever so slightly off (0.2% off from 1 MY to be exact). They define what they call an Astronomical Megalithic Yard (AMY) in The Lost Science of Measuring the Earth.

    1 AMY = 36/7 x .528 = 2.715428715428715428…

    The fractions defining the AMY remind me of the latitude of Avebury (360/7)° and the fact that there are 5280 feet in a mile. An amazing metrology.

    The values of MY and AMY are both suspiciously close to the mathematical constant e.

    e = 2.718281828…  (0.1% off from 1 MY).

    Bernoulli discovered the constant e is an interesting transcendental number.

    “One example is an account that starts with $1.00 and pays 100 percent interest per year. If the interest is credited once, at the end of the year, the value is $2.00.

    If the interest is computed and added twice in the year, the $1 is multiplied by 1.5 twice, yielding $1.00 × 1.5 x 1.5 = $2.25. Compounding quarterly yields $2.44, compounding monthly yields $2.61.

    Bernoulli noticed that this sequence approaches a limit. With continuous compounding, the account value will reach $2.718281828… which became known as e.

    In the IPO filing for (SF Bay Area company) Google in 2004, rather than a typical round-number amount of money, the company announced its intention to raise $2,718,281,828 which is e billion dollars to the nearest dollar.” -Source

    Google

    This is a fair use of the Google logo as I am discussing the Google IPO

    Google is continuing to change the world in a compounding sort of fashion.

    Now that I’m geeking out, I can tell you e is also part of “the most beautiful theorem in mathematics”, known as Euler’s identity. -Source

    Eulers id

    e‘s importance is is right up there with Pi, Phi, and 528 in my humble opinion. I discovered the following harmonious relationship between these constants (99.9% accurate). Call it the Onstott rationale:

    Phi pi e 528 ratio

    528 is the heart of the solfeggio (ancient musical scale) which arises naturally out of the Ennead:

    528 ennead

    The ennead was encoded in the relationship between the angles of Columbus Ave, Mason Street (representing the street grid), the location of the Transamerica Pyramid and the location, length, and orientation of Treasure Island as shown in my San Francisco video.

    Ennead

    Cort Lindahl discovered that the red line goes directly due north to Sundial Bridge in Redding, California. The distance from the base of the gnomon of Sundial Bridge to the center of the Ennead of San Francisco is 166.66 nautical miles.

    SundialGE

    Let’s not forget that the flag of the City of San Francisco features a Phoenix

    Flag of San Francisco

    …or that the United Nations was chartered in SF’s civic center. The UN Emblem is divided into 33 sectors.

    UNFlag33

    The Transamerica Pyramid is at the head of Columbus Ave [dove is columbae in Latin] that cuts across the street grid at a 40 degree angle (40 x 9 = 360).

    ColumbusAve

    666 Filbert is nearby this photo location. It is the Peter and Paul Catholic Church which is featured on the Transamerica Pyramid’s official website due to the resemblance of form perhaps.

    666Filbert TAP

    Image source

    Jim Alison has discovered something mind-blowing about Columbus Avenue. Read his article on SF to learn more about it and some fascinating masonic history involving the richest man in California.

    Jim says if you extend a great circle all the way around the Earth along the vector of Columbus Avenue…

    ColumbusVector

    …it goes right over the Nazca plains in Peru (see how it matches the azimuth of the bold white line scraped into the ground)…

    Nazca

    …and then the great circle passes right over the Angkor Wat Complex in Cambodia. Ankkor Wat is the world’s largest religious building. Angkor Wat means City Temple.

    Angkor

    More amazing than that is the relationship between these sites. They encode double Phi relationships.

    Sfan

    Image courtesy Jim Alison

    “The distance from Nazca to Angkor is 12,446 miles, one half of the circumference of the earth. San Francisco is 4,754 miles from Nazca. San Francisco is 7,692 miles from Angkor. These distances express double φ (Phi) relationships as follows:

    • 12,446/7,692 = 1.618
    • 7,692/4,754 = 1.618

    These are precise expressions of the golden section.” -Jim Alison

    What does that tell you? My research is consistently leading to the spacefaring, four-dimensional gods. It stands to reason that four dimensional entities would deliberately impulse people to encode patterns in space as well as time.

    See again Richard Cassaro’s research that ties disparate cultures together which archaeologists think had no contact with each other in space or time.

    For what it’s worth I ran a bunch of JCN full matches on many of the topics in this post. Here is what turned up. It’s not to be relied on as fact, but JCN is a powerful tool for divination that can definitely lead one in interesting directions.

    Which Number Represents Golden Gate The Destiny of American Freemasonry
    Which Number Represents Alcatraz The Great Theft of the Human Spirit
    The Meaning Of Alcatraz Landing The Deception About The Godhead
    Transamerica Pyramid The Daughter of Lilith
    Treasure Island The Star of Miriam
    Masonic Center Temple of Sarah
    Eleven Eleven California The Book Named Tree of Life
    The Ultimate Secret Of Fort Mason The Astronomy Of The Astral Plane
    The Astronomy Of Grace Cathedral The Cause Of Member Of Illuminati
    Five Hundred Fifty Five California The Guardians Of Pain And Suffering
    The Effect Of Six Hundred Sixty Six Filbert The Secret Of Lucifer Ownership Of The Soul

     

    San Francisco’s namesake is Saint Francis of Assisi (1181-1226) who founded the Franciscan order. Francis was a wealthy young man and soldier who had an ecstatic vision while fighting a war.

    St Francis in Ecstasy

    Ecstasy of Saint Francis by Caravaggio, c.1595

    After the ecstasy Francis returned to Assisi, gave up all his possessions and wealth to lead an ascetic life. On a pilgrimage to Rome, Francis begged with the beggars at St. Peter’s. The experience moved him to live in poverty. He founded the Order of Poor Clares for women and became known as the patron saint of animals and the environment.

    Pope Innocent III endorsed his Franciscan order in 1210. That’s the same “Innocent” who ordered hundreds of thousands of Cathars massacred in the Albigensian crusade. In 1219, Francis went to Egypt where crusaders were besieging Damietta, hoping to find martyrdom at the hands of the Muslims.

    I find St. Francis to be a complex character. I admire him for his attitudes toward women, the poor, animals, and the environment. Less clear is his relationship with Innocent III and his motives for going to Egypt. There is brilliance and shadow in everyone.

    Yin and Yang

    Yin and yang are not opposing forces (dualities), but complementary opposites that interact within a greater whole, as part of a dynamic system. Everything has both yin and yang aspects as light cannot exist without darkness and vice-versa, but either of these aspects may manifest more strongly in particular objects, and may ebb or flow over time. Source

    Perhaps that is the message of San Francisco. It is a dynamic city where light and dark dance in the ever evolving transformation of human consciousness.

    After this post I’m going to take a break from blogging and weave my videos, blog, and additional research together in a book / ebook / maybe video. Please add your email address to the ‘new video’ list on the right sidebar if you’d like to be notified when it’s done.

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