Background and History of the Cathedral
This unfinished building has been claimed as being the world's largest cathedral. It is realistic to maintain such high aspirations when your sources of funding include tycoons like JP Morgan and prominent figures like the Grand Master of the Masons of the state of New York. The completion of the cathedral was such a prized accomplishment for the Freemasons that it was featured on the front page of "Masonic World" of March 1925.
The article states:
"It is particularly fitting that the Masons, who were the principal builders of cathedrals and churches during the greatest cathedral-building period, should now have a prominent part in the movement to build America's greatest cathedral ( ) Little need be added to the story of Freemasonry during the cathedral-building period; its monuments are its best history, alike of its genius, its faith and its symbols."
The article openly admits that Masonic cathedrals represent the best legacy of the Brotherhood and the symbolism is prominently showcased. The masses are however too ignorant to recognize the meanings behind the art, so they just stare at them, thinking "it's pretty nice".
Freemasonry and the Occult
As you might know, Masonry has been, through the ages, the keeper of the "ancient mysteries", which are occult and esoteric teachings only communicated to the initiates. I will not explain here the mystery religion as it takes several years of studies to get some understanding. I can however say that the occultists draw their teachings from ancient Egyptian, Babylonian, Kaballah and Gnostic cultures, who predate by many centuries the Christian era. Secret societies have been forced to hide the true nature of their philosophies in a veil of
While many low-level Freemasons may be practicing Christians, those looking to reach higher degrees within the Brotherhood are required to study the tenants and the philosophies of the Mystery Religion. Freemasons do not necessarily seek for the world to embrace their brand of spirituality, as it is strictly reserved to the initiates. However, people in high places, who often happen to be Masons are seeking to steer the population towards a "dumbed-down" version of their paganism, as you will read later.
The impressive exterior of the cathedral provokes a humbling sensation at whom gazes at it. But what are you humbling yourself to? We'll examine the details of the artwork.
1- The Apocalyptic Pillar
On the western facade of the building, stonemasons have sculpted numerous scenes that seem oddly out of place for a Cathedral. The most striking one is the chilling depiction of the destruction of New York city and its landmarks.
So, what is the purpose of this weird carving? Well, the first thing that needs to be mentioned is the actual St. John the Divine is credited for writing the Book of Revelations in the Bible, which describes in symbolic imagery the events of the apocalypse. Occultists believe that the Book of Revelations has been hermetically coded to reveal its true meaning to the initiates of esoteric teachings. This scene, carved on the west entrance of the cathedral, depicts New York as being "Babylon the Great", the city who gets completely destroyed by the wrath of God. The Book of Revelation mentions:
"Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!
She has become a home for demons
and a haunt for every evil spirit,
a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.
For all the nations have drunk
the maddening wine of her adulteries.
The kings of the earth committed adultery with her,
and the merchants of the earth grew rich from her excessive luxuries."
-Book of Revelations 18
The artists might be on to something because there is indeed numerous similarities between the actual New York city and the description of Babylon the Great in the Bible. The Book of Revelations mentions:
- A "Great Prostitute" who sits on many waters peoples, multitudes, nations and languages holding a golden cup. She rules over the kings of the Earth. = The Statue of Liberty
- Merchants of the Earth who grew rich of her "excessive luxuries", weeping because nobody buys their goods anymore = New York Stock Exchange
"The merchants who sold these things and gained their wealth from her will stand far off, terrified at her torment. They will weep and mourn and cry out:
" 'Woe! Woe, O great city,
dressed in fine linen, purple and scarlet,
and glittering with gold, precious stones and pearls!
In one hour such great wealth has been brought to ruin!'
- Book of Revelations, 18
Knowing that, still today, over 70% of the world's capital goes through the NYSE, we understand why the building was depicted on the apocalyptic pillar. It represents the "financial" aspect of the Book of Revelations, where it repeatedly refers to rich merchants and trading goods.
So, a landmark of NYC, the St. John the Divine Cathedral, predicts in vivid detail the destruction of its home city. Pretty unusual. Under the rendering of the NYSE, we a skeleton and strange creatures, who seem to represent death and destruction. Is this some sort of prophecy?"
There is so much more on this article, including photos, that I encourage you to click on the link at the top of the article. -Lisa AKA stienster
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