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MJF

Jedi Council Member
Part 2 of The Knights Templar, Jeremiah and the Ark of the Covenant

Jacob Cove-Jones
and the Mysterious Murals

After the Black Death, the church at Burton Dassett had been abandoned for some years before coming back into use as a Roman Catholic church. During the English Reformation in the 16th century, it had been taken over by the Protestant Church of England and had become the Anglican parish church of the district. From a guidebook Phillips learned that the paintings were unique and had been painted about 1350, the time of the Black Death, and had only been preserved because they had been plastered over for centuries. During repairs to the building in 1890, the plaster was removed from the internal walls to reveal the ancient decorations hidden for centuries to either side of the north transept window. They were crude depictions of two human figures wearing crowns, accompanied by a series of faded inscriptions written in Latin. As they dated from around 1350, Jacob Cove-Jones was convinced that they held a coded message that would lead to the hidden treasure.

When Phillips visited the church, he soon accepted that Jacob Cove-Jones may have been on to something. The paintings depicted two crowned figures, one holding a severed head, the other a chalice. The angels on the lid of the Ark of the Covenant were said to have represented the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, who themselves are often depicted, one with a severed head and the other with a chalice or water container. If the Templars’ treasure had included the Ark of the Covenant then these two figures may have been used as part of the code to reveal their whereabouts. In fact, Jacob Cove-Jones had propounded more than just the belief that these paintings were clues to the whereabouts of the treasure; he also claimed to have cracked the code and knew where they were hidden.

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The mysterious murals to either side of the north transept window in Burton Dassett Church.

Apart from depicting the two archangels, who may represent the two angels adorning the Mercy Seat on the cover of the Ark of the Covenant, the figure on the left holding the severed head could also be a depiction of King Herod holding St John the Baptist’s head (a saint the Templars venerated who some have linked to Baphomet). Alternatively, this representation may allude back even further in time to the Greek legend of the demigod Perseus holding up the severed head of the Gorgon Medusa, whose head he has cut off with his magic sword, which he later presents to the goddess Athena, who will then wear it on her breastplate. Meanwhile, the figure on the right representing the Archangel Gabriel is seen holding a chalice, which clearly links in with the Arthurian legends of the Holy Grail being a chalice or a cup holding Christ’s blood. However, Phillips makes a further connection between the two archangels (both of whom are depicted wearing crowns in the murals) and the constellation we know today as Ursa Major – the Great Bear – again a constellation linked with the mythical King Arthur.

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The two tail stars of the Big Dipper, now called Benetnash and Mizar, which to the ancient Israelites represented the guardian angels depicted on the lid of the Ark.

The Ark of the Covenant was described as being an ornate chest, approximately four feet long, two and a half feet wide and two and a half feet high, made of cedar wood overlaid with gold. A decorated golden rim ran around the top, and on the sides of the Ark there were rings through which poles could be passed so that it could be carried. On the lid, facing each other, were two golden cherubim, or angels, with their wings outstretched. They were said to have been the two archangels Michael and Gabriel, which according to Hebrew tradition guarded the gates of heaven and were represented in the sky by the two tail stars of the constellation Ursa Major, popularly known as the Big Dipper or the Plough. This in turn leads us to the ideas expressed in the book Hamlet’s Mill written by Giorgio De Santillana and Hertha Von Dechend concerning the handle of the mill of the gods, the peg of which is Polaris, the current Pole Star, the handle according to tradition being either the seven stars comprising the constellation Ursa Minor or those comprising Ursa Major. We have also considered these ideas before in Gary Osborn’s article on Nicola Poussin and the esoteric knowledge he has found hidden within Poussin’s paintings. Laura also discussed the topic of Hamlet’s Mill in her book The Secret History of the World (see Chapter six, pages 218-222).

It is also worth recalling that John Dee and Edward Kelley also saw what Dee believed were the archangels Michael, Gabriel and Uriel in the visions or apparitions conjured up by Kelley, Dee’s skryer, within Dee’s famous shewstone. We have previously seen how Dee was knighted or initiated by Saint Michael when the archangel dubbed him on his head with a sword. Again I would point out that the C’s have told Laura that the ‘court of seven’ in which they said Perceval was knighted had a celestial meaning. Could it be that the court of seven refers to the constellation Ursa Major and the ancient Judaic link to the seven archangels of the Bible, who sit in judgement over the affairs of men? Indeed, Dees’ angels would send Edward Kelley on a treasure hunt of his own to recover on Dee’s behalf old parchments and artefacts that may have been buried at the time of the Black Death or subsequently at the dissolution of the abbeys and monasteries in the 16th century. This apparently was how he came into possession of the fine red powder by which he was supposed to have been able to achieve his alchemical transmutations, as detailed in an earlier post. Could this powder have been the remains of a mono-atomic substance like the Egyptians’ shewbread or the Israelites’ ‘manna’ perhaps?

However, it would be the local historian Jacob Cove-Jones who would send Phillips and his friends off on their personal treasure hunt for the Herdewyke Templars’ treasure, a hunt that would ultimately prove successful. If the Templars’ treasure had included the Ark of the Covenant then the two angelic figures may have been used as part of the code to reveal their whereabouts. In fact, Jacob Cove-Jones had propounded more than just the belief that these paintings were clues to the whereabouts of the treasure; he also claimed to have cracked the code and knew where they were hidden.​

The Treasure Hunt

How Jacob Cove-Jones solved the supposed code or where it led him, he refused to reveal. If there was a code in the murals, then Cove-Jones would have been in a better position to solve it in the late nineteenth century than someone today. Long neglected and damaged by the passage of time since they were uncovered in 1890, much of the accompanying Latin writing has crumbled away. However, as the window flanked by the two figures that may have represented the Archangels Michael and Gabriel faces out onto the Burton Dassett Hills, Phillips could not help but wonder if the hills were somehow important. In the Middle Ages, when the murals were painted, the hills were known as the Phoenix Hills. In mythology the phoenix was a firebird and the hills were so named because of the beacon fires that were once lit on top of them as signals of important national events or to convey messages in wartime. A stone structure called the Phoenix Beacon, erected by the Templars who built the church, still stands on the highest point. However, nothing there seemed to provide any clue as to what Cove-Jones may have discovered. Why he didn’t tell anyone what he had discovered is a mystery but, from what is known, Cove-Jones had found something but then acted to spite his critics.

Phillips was able to speak to one of Jacob Cove-Jones’ descendants who explained that his ancestor had been involved in a dispute with other local historians over his finds and had fallen out with the local museum who accused him of perpetrating a hoax. His descendant confirmed that he had found Templar relics which consisted of three gemstones and a discovery of immense importance. Instead of showing them to anyone, he decided to hide them in new locations and left a series of his own clues to lead to their whereabouts. The clues to the locations were in two parts. The first was in the form of three bible verses and the second was in the form of a specially commissioned stained-glassed window designed by his artist friend Bernard Lamplugh that was installed in a the tiny parish church in the nearby village of Langley. Jacob Cove-Jones’ descendant was also able to confirm that the gem stones his ancestor had found were onyx, jasper and beryl. Phillips immediately made a connection between these gemstones and the ‘Stones of Fire’, which helped to control the power of the Ark. They had originally been set in the Jewish High Priest’s breastplate on his Ephod, which was described in detail in the Book of Exodus as a square design made from twined golden linen and inlaid with twelve precious stones set in four rows. According to the Exodus account, the three stones in the bottom row were jasper, an onyx, and beryl.

Over the years many local people had tried to solve the conundrum but had apparently failed. In fact, by now most people considered that there was no coded message in the window at all and that Cove-Jones had made the whole thing up. Phillips, however, was not so sure. It was something of a fad during the late nineteenth century for wealthy collectors of ancient relics to hide one or more of their prized possessions at the end of a trail of ciphered messages as a kind of personal epitaph, set for future generations to decode. Indeed, he had investigated just such a code left in another stained-glass window. Along with two friends from the USA, Graham and Jodi Russell, Phillips visited Langley church to examine the window.

Langley is a leafy village, a few miles north of Stratford-upon-Avon and Jacob Cove-Jones’ stained-glass window can still be seen in its tiny parish church (see below). When Graham and the Russells first visited the building they expected the window to depict an Old Testament scene but instead it showed a scene from the New Testament – the Epiphany. The Epiphany is the twelfth night of Christmas, on January 6, when the Three Wise Men or Magi are said to have visited the child Jesus. Called the Epiphany Window, the stained-glass scene showed the Wise Men with their gifts before the Christ Child in the Bethlehem stable where the Bible says Jesus was born.
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The Epiphany Window donated to Langley Chapel by Cove-Jones in 1907.

To cut a long story short, Phillips and the Russells were able to deduce from the Biblical verses and the clues set out in the stained-glass window the locations of the three gemstones and after experiencing a very fortuitous set of events and coincidences were able to track each one of them down in the local area. A jeweller was able to confirm that the stones were all handcrafted but this did not prove when they had been cut and polished. Hence Phillips turned to a geologist, Dr. Mellor to determine where the stones had come from. He was able to show that the beryl stone came from Egypt, the jasper from Arabia and the Onyx from the area around the Dead Sea. Phillips also noted that if Cove-Jones had been perpetrating a hoax then it was likely that he would have sourced the gemstones from the main mines where these stones were mined in the 19th century, which were in the Americas and the Far East, two areas of the world that were supposedly inaccessible to the ancient Israelites and the Herdewyke Templars in their respective ages. Although Dr. Mellor’s findings did tend to support Cove-Jones’s claims, they did not prove that the gemstones were genuine Old Testament relics as the Herdewyke Templars could have picked them up anywhere in the Middle East, as they would have been relatively common gems possessed by the medieval Arab population. However, the stones did seem to produce certain anomalous effects such as leaving a foggy shadow on undeveloped photographic paper (although there was no indication that they were radioactive) and when Phillips and the Russells took them out into some local woods at night, they encountered a mysterious geoplasmic ball or fiery orb of red light as large as a soccer ball near to a small lake renowned for such occurrences, which caused the torches or flashlights they were carrying to dim and go out. The orb approached very close to them, making a high pitched noise as it did so as if it were alive. It then suddenly shrank down to the size of a tennis ball and, upon making a loud hissing noise, it shot up into the air spiraling upwards until it disappeared over some trees growing on the opposite bank of the lake. Whilst the orb was close to them, each had experienced a strange tingling sensation all over their bodies, like being in a strong field of static electricity. After encountering the ball of plasma, each of them was left with a red prickly rash on the palm of the hand in which they had been carrying one of the gems they had each individually found, which would subsequently disappear within 24 hours of the orb’s appearance. Phillips wondered whether this phenomenon was what the Israelites had described as the ‘Glory of the Lord’.

If you read the abridged account of Phillip’s book per the link above, you will see that he makes no mention of the hunt for the three gemstones. Whether this was because of reasons of space or a subsequent change of heart on his part as to the authenticity of the stones as genuine Templar relics or the Israelites’ Stones of Fire I do not know. However, the discovery of the three gemstones left one last relic hidden by Cove-Jones to be discovered and its discovery would potentially be the most important find of all – since it was to be “a discovery of immense importance”.
Written in Stone

Eventually Graham and the Russells concluded that if the window had held a coded message for each of the gemstones they had found then it might also hold a clue to help lead them to “the discovery of immense importance” that Cove-Jones had claimed to have found, in which case they felt the clue had to have something to do with the star of Bethlehem depicted at the top of the window. According to the New Testament, a strange new star appeared in the sky at the time of Jesus’ birth. Somewhere to the far east of Judea, the three Wise Men believed that the star was a sign from God to reveal the birthplace of the Messiah. They travelled in the direction of the star until they reached Bethlehem. The story concerned a place being found by following a star. Could a star somehow be involved in leading to the whereabouts of the Templars’ treasure? In fact, the stained-glass window appeared to show two stars, one overlaid on the other.

If Phillip’s theory was correct then the Templars’ treasure included the Ark of the Covenant and there were two stars fundamentally associated with the Ark. These were the two tail stars of Ursa Major - the Big Dipper or the Plough, now called Benetnash (the ancient Hebrew name being ‘Reysh’ meaning the head, as Michael was the head or supreme angel) and Mizar (the ancient Hebrew name being ‘Kos’ meaning the cup), which to the ancient Israelites represented Michael and Gabriel (known as the ‘kings of heaven’ after Lucifer’s fall from grace and casting out from heaven), the guardian angels depicted on the lid of the Ark. Indeed, this tied up with the figures portrayed in the murals to either side of the window in Burton Dassett Church. Gabriel was the bringer of enlightenment and God’s message and was often depicted with a vessel containing the sacred water of God’s salvation, while Michael was the instrument of God’s wrath, often depicted with severed heads of the Lord’s enemies. One of the figures in the Burton Dassett murals held a chalice and the other a severed head. Even though they were depicted as medieval kings, this was surely more than coincidence. Perhaps they represented the two archangels of the Ark. Maybe either or both of the Big Dipper stars they were associated with somehow indicated the secret hiding place.

However, if Jacob Cove-Jones had used these stars to indicate a hiding place, Phillips and the Russells would need to know where and when they should be observed. The positions of the stars change all the time, not only in relation to the rotation of the earth, but also throughout the course of the year as the earth orbits the sun. If the treasure was hidden somewhere that was, for instance, indicated by the stars directly above it, they would need to know the precise time and day of the year to observe them. Furthermore, they would need to know where to observe the stars from, as they would appear to be over different locations depending on the viewing point.

Phillips and the Russells eventually came up with a solution. At the top of the Epiphany Window there was the star which guided the Wise Men to Bethlehem. In fact, it appeared to be two stars, one overlaid on the other. And right next to it there was a phoenix rising from flames – the very same creature after which the Burton Dassett Hills had originally been named. Could the location from which to observe these stars be the top of the Phoenix Hills? In fact, on top of these hills there stood the Phoenix Beacon, erected by the Templars themselves, which bore a striking resemblance to the central image in the stained-glass window: the odd-shaped casket held by one of the Wise Man. It looked very much like the round tower, with its peculiar, conical roof and castellated walls. The casket even had a bird upon it that seemed to be another representation of the phoenix rising from the fire. When Phillips and the Russells realised that the panels either side of the phoenix image beside the star were decorated with the letters B and M, they were convinced that the Phoenix Beacon was where they should observe the stars. These were the initials of the two tail stars of the Plough or Big Dipper - Benetnash and Mizar.

Now the account I am setting out here is taken directly from the abridged version of Phillip’s book found on his website. However, he has left out an important incident that helped him to determine the location of the fourth relic. Why this is so, I cannot say but it may be related to the strange manner in which he was assisted. On an earlier visit to the Templar church at Burton Dassett, he had encountered a kindly man of about sixty who he had taken to be the church warden. This gentleman had previously been very helpful to Phillips. After the Russells had returned to the United States, Phillips returned to the church at Burton Dassett alone and encountered the same man again. Phillips asked the man for help when they both stood underneath the window where the pictures of the two angels were found either side of it. Besides the angels, the mural showed red spirals as well. Phillips had previously asked the man what he thought the red spirals represented. The man told him that he thought the spirals might be connected to the apparitions at the ancient well located outside the church, which people in the Middle Ages had viewed as miraculous visions of saints and angels. Even today, people still see such strange sights but do not attribute them to miracles. Apparently, a previous vicar had seen a red fiery ball of light, which had emitted a bolt of lightning that had struck a gatepost, setting it on fire. People who had seen the light had seen it spiralling up into the night sky and disappearing. The man felt that this was what the artists had been trying to depict in the murals. At the time, this reminded Phillips of the strange balls of light that had been reported at Jebel Madhbah in the Valley of Edom. On re-encountering the church warden and having experienced the red ball of light at first hand himself, Phillips asked him if he knew that these things had been seen all over the local hills. The man suggested that the worshipers at the church had seen these lights in the green hills that rose behind the church and could be seen through the window. They may therefore have viewed the window as holy and may have been the reason why the church was called All Saints, because the worshipers may have thought they were seeing saints. This makes me think of the visions that the people of Tenerife were supposed to have witnessed of angels and people walking in procession as described in the transcripts. However, the strange little man pointed out that the apparitions were occurring there long before Christianity arrived and the Romans had called the hills the Phoenix Hills (the Phoenix being the firebird) long before they became known as the Beacon Hills. However, when Phillips went to his car to retrieve a photograph of the window at Langley Church he wanted to show the man, he found he had disappeared.

The final question for Phillips and the Russells was when they should observe the stars. Ultimately they decided that the answer lay in the name of the window and the event it depicted – the Epiphany on the 6 January. There was only one thing left: at what time on that night should they observe the stars? Something in the window did provide a precise hour of the day. At the very top of the window there was a cockerel, which in Christian tradition crowed at midnight to reveal to the Wise Men the precise whereabouts of the stable where Jesus had been born, once the star had led them to Bethlehem. If they were right then midnight on January 6 appeared to be the precise time they needed to be on top of the Burton Dassett Hills.​

When Graham Phillips and Graham and Jodi Russell climbed to the top of the Burton Dassett Hills on the evening of January 6, 2004, they were relieved to find that there were few clouds and the Big Dipper or the Plough could be seen hanging in the night sky. They stood on the summit, watching the constellation slowly moving as the earth continued to rotate until the moment of midnight arrived. The two tail stars, Benetnash and Mizar, were pointing almost vertically downwards towards the southern end of a hill that stood out in the moonlight as a stark silhouette on the far horizon.

By flashlight, they looked at a map to see that the hill was called Napton Hill, some 14 miles to the north-east. To its immediate south was the location to which the stars had pointed – a tiny district on the edge of the village of Napton-on-the-Hill called Chapel Green.

As they drove out to Chapel Green the following day, the three of them wondered what they would find there. In the Epiphany Window the star is shown hanging over what appears to be a chapel surrounded by a defensive wall and a red-brick, arched entrance. This was presumably meant to represent Bethlehem, but could it also represent what they were looking for? If Jacob Cove-Jones was to be believed, the place they were seeking was the hiding place of the Templars’ relics. As these items were considered holy, then the likelihood was they would have been hidden on hallowed ground. Chapel Green was named after a medieval chapel that once stood there but all that remains of it now is a holy well that stands beside a road at the foot of the hill. In fact, in the 1800s the original shrine that marked the spot was replaced by a drinking fountain that would have been there in Cove-Jones’ time. This, they decided, was their best bet.

When they arrived at the spot they discovered the drinking fountain all overgrown in the hedges of a roadside verge. When they saw it, they were convinced that they had cracked Jacob Cove-Jones’ code. It was a rectangular structure, about three feet high, four feet wide, and a foot thick, with a rounded arched niche in which a tap for the spring water had obviously once been set. Built from red brick, it reminded them of red-brick arch in the Epiphany Window. The star – or perhaps two stars – in the widow design was directly over a rounded brick arch that was remarkably similar to what they had found.

The area around the water fountain was later surveyed by archaeologists using geophysics equipment to detect what was under the ground. Unfortunately, nothing of interest was found. However, it was ultimately discovered that in the 1940s the entire area around the fountain was dug up to widen the lane and to build a number of houses along the new road. The records showed that the excavated rubble had been used to divert a stream in a nearby wood and this area too was investigated by the geophysics team. Although there was no evidence of any gold objects like the Ark of the Covenant, one thing was found that must have originally come from the ground excavated beside the water fountain. In the banks of the stream, a flat stone slab was discovered which was about an inch thick, a foot and a half long, and a foot wide. In the abridged account, Phillips again fails to mention that they had been drawn to the location of the stone slab by a blue orb of light this time, which was about the size of a tennis ball. As they approached it, the shining blue sphere that seemed to hang suspended like a Christmas decoration over some bushes growing along the edge of the small stream suddenly blazed a brilliant white and then shot up silently into the air, spiralling upward before disappearing into the darkness. This orb left Phillips even more dumbfounded than the first orb they had experienced at the lake. He thought the appearance of the first orb was probably a coincidence but to have experienced a second such light seemed to him more than just coincidence.

Why Phillips chose to leave these strange occurrences out of the abridged version of the book on his website seems very odd to me, unless he felt that people might think these events were just too uncanny to be believable. If so, why did he include them in his book in the first place? Perhaps the editorial decision to do so was left to someone else, but I think it robs the reader of learning of the truly bizarre circumstances in which the relics were found. The same is equally true of the strange church warden he encountered (see postscript below for more on him). When taken together with other odd occurrences experienced by this small team when locating and finding the gemstones, their treasure hunt seemed to involve some very remarkable synchronicities, which leads me to suspect that someone or some force wished the relics to be discovered by these individuals. It would be very interesting to get the C’s comments on this.

Made of sandstone, the flat stone slab was inscribed with what appeared to be thirteen separate symbols, cut into the stone to a depth of about a quarter of an inch. The slab had clearly been broken off from a longer piece as one end was irregular and jagged. The other end, however, was smoother and had been deliberately rounded at the corners.

The slab was taken to the British Museum in London, which boasts England’s best facilities for identifying ancient artefacts. However, as the stone was not made from organic matter it could not be carbon dated and, as it had been removed from its original location and used for landfill, its age could not be determined by the usual archaeological methods. How long ago the slab was shaped and inscribed was also a mystery as the symbols carved into it could not be identified. They appeared to match no form of ancient or modern writing. In fact, they could not be matched with any known alphabet or symbol system on the museum’s massive database. At the time of the book’s publication, the Russells were planning to have the slab scientifically examined at Brigham Young University in Utah. In addition, the archaeologist David Diesseman, who had assisted Phillips with his research in Israel, was arranging for the inscriptions to be examined by linguists at the Hebrew University in Israel. I am not aware of what the scientists or linguists had made of the slab and the inscriptions but Phillips had noted in his book that ancient Hebrew had only emerged in written form around 1000 BC, some 350 years or more after the Exodus.

If the Templars treasures had been hidden in Chapel Green they had long since been removed, either by Jacob Cove-Jones or someone else. The stone slab, however, may have been overlooked. It is just possible that it may have been the most important artefact of all. The sandstone from which it was cut was identified as arenite sandstone – precisely the same sort of rock from which Jebel Madhbah in the Valley of Edom is formed. If Phillips was right this was the true Mount Sinai, and the Book of Exodus states that the stone slabs from which the Ten Commandments were made came from that very mountain (Exodus 34:4). Could this strange stone slab have been one, or part of one of the two tablets that the Bible says were inscribed by God, given to Moses and kept in the Ark of the Covenant?
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The inscribed stone slab found near Chapel Green.

The Strange Church Warden

As a postscript, when Phillips subsequently returned to the church at Burton Dassett to thank the strange little man who had helped him, he could not find him. He had assumed on both occasions that he was the church warden, as he had been lighting candles and tending flowers in the church, something which typical church wardens might do. However, despite asking around, nobody in the village and the local area seemed to know who he was. It was clear that he was not a regular visitor to the church. In fact the Vicar of All Saints Church told Phillips that no one matching the man’s description was a church warden at the church. Phillips had not asked the mysterious little man his name and so was never able to establish his identity. On the first occasion he had met the man, he had come up behind Phillips without making a sound, even though the old door to the church creaked loudly on opening and footsteps on the stone floor echoed all around the church. However, Phillips acknowledged how fortuitous it was to have met the man on the two occasions he had visited the church, since without his help he might never have found the gemstones and the stone slab. Was this more than a case of good fortune though?

Continued in Part 3​
 

MJF

Jedi Council Member
Part 3 of The Knights Templar, Jeremiah and the Ark of the Covenant

The Stones of Fire

Although it is not mentioned in the abridged account of the book posted online, Phillips had been put in touch with Dr. Otto Griver, a retired Israeli linguist at the Hebrew University, who had spent years searching for the Ark of the Covenant in the Judean Wilderness. Griver had been one of the experts involved in translating the Dead Sea Scrolls in the 1980’s. He is also one of the leading exponents of the theory that the Ark had been removed from Jerusalem at the time the Greeks plundered the Temple in 169 BC. It was his opinion that the Ark had been in the custody or guardianship of the Jewish sect called the Essenes. The 1st century Jewish historian Josephus had described how the Essenes had been part of the Temple priesthood who had broken away at the time of the Greek plundering of the Temple to form a monastic community at Qumran at the north-western end of the Dead Sea. They had lived in virtual isolation for almost two centuries until they were slaughtered by the Romans at the time of the Jewish revolt in 68 AD. The Dead Sea Scrolls turned out to be a complete library of Essene texts that had been hidden before the Roman massacre. At the same time the Dead Sea Scrolls were being found the remains of the Essene monastery at Qumran were also discovered.

When considering the Essenes, it is worth remembering what the C’s have said about them. In the session dated 16 October 1994, the C’s hinted that the Essenes’ origins were possibly much older than experts like Dr. Griver would have us believe:​

Q: (L) Who was Hermes Trismegistus?

A: Traitor to court of Pharoah Rana.

Q: (L) Who is Pharoah Rana?

A: Egyptian leader of spiritual covenant.

Q: (L) In what way was Hermes a traitor?

A: Broke covenant of spiritual unity of all peoples in area now known as Middle East.

Q: (L) Who did Hermes betray?

A: Himself; was power hungry.

Q: (L) What acts did he do?

A: Broke covenant; he inspired divisions within ranks of Egyptians, Essenes, Aryans, and Persians et cetera.

Q: (L) What was his purpose in doing this?

A: Divide and conquer as inspired by those referred to as Brotherhood in Bramley book you have read.

Q: I would like to know the approximate year of the life of Hermes Trismegistus.

A: 5211 approx.


In the session dated 3 July 1999, the C’s revealed that the Nordic Covenant had been in existence for 5129 years, making its origin about 3130 BC. Since the C’s had said Hermes Trismegistus was born around 3205 BC, this would make him about 75 years of age when the Nordic Covenant was established. This would suggest that the Nordic Covenant the C’s have referred to was most probably the spiritual covenant Pharoah Rana presided over, which seems to have included the Essenes as a party. If that is the case, then the Essenes would seem to have a much older pedigree than modern Jewish historians such as Dr. Otto Griver would have us believe. However, they could have gone by another name in ancient times, perhaps as an offshoot of the druids.

The Qumran Essenes would seem to have been completely massacred by the Romans in the first century AD. If they did have knowledge of the whereabouts of the Ark of the Covenant (or what we should call the Ark of Testimony as the power cell within the Ark of the Covenant had been given back by Moses to the STS forces that had created it) then did they pass that knowledge on to any other group that resided in the Middle East? One group that springs to mind is the Assassins who were an esoteric society that were based in the Middle East whose origins most likely pre-date the Islamic conquest of the area in the 6th century. This makes me think of something the C’s said during one of their sessions with Laura:​

Q: What is the relationship between Perceval, Paran Sikarios, the Assassini, and Ishmael, the son of Hagar, at the well of the mirror?

A: Spear of Destiny.

Q: Are the Ishmaelis the carriers of the true bloodline, and the line of Isaac and Jacob, the Supplanter, the carriers of the monothiestic covenant, are the false line?

A: Close.

Q: Are the Ishmaelis also the carriers of the knowledge of levitation, the cult of the head or the skull...

A: Try to connect to the Templars.

Q: Did the Templars discover the secrets of the Ishmaelis, the Assassini, and is this what they carried into Europe, and then underground?

A: Buried in Galle.


The last answer would seem to be an affirmative and leads us back to the subject of Galle again and what may have been buried there. The C’s would shed further light on this matter in the session dated 10 October 1998:

Q: I want to ask a little bit about this book, 'The Tomb of God,'* and the clues it has given me, or that I THINK it has given me, to tracking this treasure in the Rhineland. Is this book and the clues that I believe that I have found in it, one of the major conjunctions that you mentioned in a previous session?

A: Yes, but add some flour.

Q: What? Add some flour? Why did you say 'flour?'

A: Why do you think?

Q: What does flour do when you add it?

A: Clues, my dear, clues. That is what these are.

Q: What is the result when one adds flour?

A: Emulsion...

Q: What does one get from an emulsion?

A: Transference.

Q: Where should I look for the flour?

A: Whey.

Q: Am I correct in my idea that these paintings from this manuscript produce...

A: You are still on the trail... But one always is when termination is at hand.

Q: What? Termination is at hand?

A: Resolution.

Q: Were these guys in any way at all onto something when they came up with the idea that Jesus was buried in France near Carcassone?

A: Oh we cannot tell you that.

Q: Is there a time gate where this treasure is buried in the Rhineland?

A: Stones.

Q: Is there any clue you can give me as to what to be looking for specifically?

A: And you shall find that...


We have previously looked at the issue of Alfalfa in the Rhineland and St Gallen in Switzerland, which I think may connect with the Drachenloch (the Dragon’s Lair) cave near Vattis in the Swiss Alps. Inside the cave archaeologists discovered an altar, which consisted of a rectangular stone chest with a great stone slab as a lid. Inside the chest seven bear skulls had been placed with their muzzles pointing to the entrance of the cave (ref. the ‘Clan of the Cave Bear’ in my earlier post titled ‘Buried in Galle’). However, in this 1998 session the C’s seem to be hinting that the treasure buried in Galle may be ‘stones’. Could the C’s have been referring to the stone chest itself or to some precious stones that may have been hidden there?

In my earlier post I made a conjecture that the Grail could have been hidden in the cave much more recently, perhaps by exiled French Knights Templar who had fled France in 1312. I have previously mentioned that a group of French Knights Templar fleeing France after the suppression of their order had found sanctuary in Switzerland and helped some of the Cantons to achieve independence so as to establish the modern Swiss Federation. Is it possible they brought Baphomet/the Grail with them or, if not the Grail, some of the precious gemstones that the Templars may have found in the Valley of Edom and then hid them in the Dragon’s Lair to await later retrieval? If so, could these gemstones have been linked with the gemstones the Herdewyke Templars possessed, which Jacob Cove-Jones eventually found and re-hid only for Graham Phillips and the Russells to rediscover them in 2004? The other possibility is that ‘stones’ may refer to the Ten Commandments, which were inscribed on stone tablets rather like the one Graham Phillips and the Russells discovered. Perhaps the C’s constant references to going on a ‘Treasure Hunt’ may be intended to link with the seemingly successful treasure hunt Graham Phillips and the Russells undertook only six years after this October 1998 session.​

What were the Stones of Fire?

Whilst driving Phillips to the cave where some of the Dead Sea Scrolls were found, Dr. Griver discussed some of his theories about the Ark of the Covenant with Phillips. It was Griver’s study of the Scrolls that led him to conclude that the Essenes were the guardians of the Ark and had taken it from the Temple before the Greeks sacked it in 169 AD. It is curious that Griver links the Essenes to the protection of the Ark whereas Laurence Gardner links the Levites to this role. Perhaps there was a link between the two groups that we have yet to discover. I should point out though that Phillips subsequently disagreed with Griver’s analysis and took the view that the Ark had disappeared prior to the Babylonian capture and destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem in 587 BC.

Griver told Phillips that the Israelites needed twelve sacred stones to use the Ark. According to the Old Testament, Yahweh told Moses how to make the Ark and gave him instructions for its use. First it could only be carried by members of the priesthood - the Levites. Secondly, the only person other than Moses who could use the Ark was the High Priest Aaron (and after his death, his successors). Thirdly, the power of the Ark could only be summoned if the High Priest wore a sacred breastplate, usually referred to as the Breastplate of Judgment. A detailed description of the breastplate is given in Exodus where it is described as being a square design made from twined golden linen and inlaid with twelve precious stones set in four rows (see image below):​

“The first row shall be a sardius, a topaz and a carbuncle … the second row shall be an emerald, a sapphire and a diamond … the third row shall be a ligure, an agate and an amethyst … the fourth row shall be a beryl, an onyx and a jasper.” (Exodus 28: 15-30)

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Tissot’s painting of Moses and Joshua in the Tabernacle kneeling before the Ark

Sometimes referred to as the ‘Jewels of Gold’ because they were originally set in gold, these sacred gemstones were considered to have divine power, as they were fashioned by God himself at the Holy Mount of Sinai. The Old Testament book of Ezekiel, which refer to them as the Stones of Fire, describes them as once having belonged to Lucifer but having been taken from him by God after his fall from grace (Ezekiel 28:13-16). Where have we heard that story before if not with the Lapis Exilis – the jewel that fell from Lucifer’s crown, which Wolfram Von Eschenbach linked with the Holy Grail?

The Stones were later given to Moses because, apparently, it was dangerous to look inside the Ark without their protection as recounted in the story of the men of Beth-shemesh in the Book of Samuel 6:19 who perished after looking inside the Ark. The Ark would be kept closed for many generations until it was opened under the orders of King Solomon (who the C’s said had been an Egyptian Pharaoh living before the age of Moses). When they looked inside all that was found were the two stone tablets of the Ten Commandments (1 Kings: 8-9). However, once it was opened divine forces were unleashed in the form of a cloud that was described as the Glory of the Lord, which filled the Temple of Jerusalem – the ‘Shekhinah’, which in Hebrew means the "dwelling" or "settling" and denotes the dwelling or settling of the divine presence of God. Graham Phillips believed he experienced this firsthand when he encountered the strange orbs of light whilst pursuing the relics of the Herdewyke Templars.

It seems by this time that the breastplate had perished and the Stones were kept in a coffer or box, which appears to have been held by the High Priest when the Ark was used. According to the First Book of Samuel “the Levites took down the ark of the Lord, and the coffer that was with it, wherein the jewels of gold were” (1 Samuel 6:15). The Bible does not say what happened to these sacred stones but it would appear that they remained with the Ark until its mysterious disappearance.

Phillips then quizzed Dr Griver about Lucifer and his ownership of the Stones of Fire. Griver explained that Lucifer had been the chief angel of God before he was cast out of heaven. Although the story is not related in the Old Testament itself, it was included in the ancient Hebrew Tanak, from which the Old Testament was compiled. The Christian church considered many of the accounts in the Tanak mythological rather than historical and labelled them as Apocrypha – meaning of doubtful authenticity. The Essenes, however, relied heavily on the Apocrypha and saw themselves as followers of Lucifer’s successors in heaven, the Archangels Michael and Gabriel, the ‘kings of heaven’, who were the two cherubim depicted on the Mercy Seat of the Ark. The word ‘angel’ in English derives from the Greek word ‘angelos’ meaning messenger. Dr. Griver pointed out that the Hebrew word for angel was ‘malakh’ meaning ‘shadow side of God’ but as with the Greek term they were also viewed as messengers and are often referred to by the Hebrew word “or”, meaning “light”. This is fascinating since the Cassiopaeans once mentioned that 6th Density STS forces should be viewed as shadows as in ‘shadows in the Lord’s presence’ and the C’s, as 6th Density beings, have described themselves as being ‘beings of light’. Dr. Griver explained that angels were called lights because it was believed that shooting stars were angels coming to earth on errands from God. We have already seen that the Archangels Michael and Gabriel were represented by the two tail stars Benetnasch and Mizar in the constellation Ursa Major (the Great Bear). It was for this reason that Dr. Griver believed the Essenes were the custodian of the Ark. He said “The Bible portrays Lucifer as the original possessor of the Stones of Fire, so, as devotees of Michael and Gabriel, Lucifer’s replacements, the Essenes were alluding to possessing the Stones themselves. If they had the Stones, which were inseparable from the Ark, then they must have also possessed the Ark itself.

Phillips then asked Griver what the Stones were supposed to do. Griver explained that the ancient Israelites believed that at the beginning of the world, when he was still God’s chief angel, Lucifer resided on Mount Sinai, from which he commanded the other angels. Griver added that “The sacred stones were set into Lucifer’s garments, to protect him from the might of the other angels.” Again this suggests some sort of technology in action. It should also be borne in mind that the C’s once said the human race was in fact the fallen archangel Lucifer. It also makes me think of the description of the fallen angels led by Semjaza who were called the ‘Watchers’ in the Apocryphal Book of Enoch, who entered into an oath or covenant on Mount Hermon in Lebanon and subsequently interbred with human women to create the race of giants called the Nephilim (1 Enoch 6:6). Were Semjaza and his fellow Watchers connected to the Stones of Fire perhaps?

Phillips wondered why they were called the Stones of Fire and why there had been twelve of them. Dr. Griver explained that the Torah tells us that they represented the twelve tribes of Israel but why they were called the Stones of Fire is something of a mystery. He thought it might be because they could control the divine fire that emanated from the Ark. It was also believed that they could afford protection against the terrible powers of the angels which is why the High Priest had them inset in a breastplate. This made Phillips think of the scene in Spielberg’s Raiders of the Last Ark when the Nazis opened the Ark. Phillips wondered whether Lucifer had possessed the Ark but Griver told him no, since the Ark had been made much later during the Israelites wandering in the wilderness after the Exodus from Egypt. It had been made on Mount Sinai and Moses had been given the sacred stones to protect him from the Ark’s awesome power. However, the C’s have contradicted this account by suggesting that the Ark had already been in existence prior to the Exodus and had originally been made by STS forces and given to Pharaoh Akhnaten. The C’s also mentioned about the Ark and the Holy Grail operating as ‘lensing’ devices, which suggests some sort of focusing effect. Could the Stones of Fire have been used, therefore, to focus the energy of the power cell inside the Ark? The C’s also spoke of the user of the Ark having to have the right dispensation of heart or intention to be able to use the Ark without being destroyed in the process. Perhaps the stones played a part in this as well, which makes me think of the strange behaviour of both the red and blue orbs of light when Graham Phillips and the Russells approached them during their pursuit of the relics of the Herdewyke Templars. Did Phillips and the Russells have to pass some sort of test of integrity before finding the relics perhaps?​

The Templars and the Mountain of God

The question we need to ask is, if the Templars did find the Ark of the Covenant or Testimony at Petra, how did they obtain the knowledge of where to look for it? Phillips makes some interesting observations on this matter. He points out that the Templars certainly knew the Valley of Edom had biblical associations since contemporary Crusader maps refer to the region as Le Vaux Moise – the ‘Valley of Mosis’. In addition, the Bedouin Ain Musa shrine was already there at the time the Templars took up station in the valley, hence the Templars must have known that this was where Moses was thought to have created the miraculous spring. If so, they might have worked out that Jebel Madhbah was the Mountain of God. Given that they were a religious order who had priests knowledgeable about the Bible, then they would have known that Moses created the spring at ‘the rock in Horeb’. As Horeb was one of the Old Testament names for the Mountain of God, it would have not taken much imagination for them to work out that the Ain Musa shrine was at the foot of what must have been this same holy mountain. Indeed, Phillips wondered whether the Jebel Madhbah Mountain was originally considered sacred because of the strange lights that were seen there, a phenomenon that was considered to be a manifestation of God (‘the Glory of the Lord’). The Templars may have seen these lights themselves in the Valley of Edom whilst they were stationed there. As Phillips points out, the same phenomenon seen at Jebel Madhbah was also clearly occurring in the Burton Dassett Hills given local folklore and his own experiences. Only a few locations in the world have the right combination of geology, seismic activity and precipitation to create such geoplasma. Phillips thought it was beyond mere coincidence that such a rare phenomenon should occur in two places that were linked with Ralph de Sudeley and his Templars. He even wondered whether Ralph de Sudeley had decided to build his preceptory at the foot of the Burton Dassett Hills because this same phenomenon was known to occur there. If de Sudeley’s Templars had found what they considered to be biblical relics at the foot of Jebel Madhbah, then a chapel erected at the foot of the Burton Dassett Hills would be the ideal scared place to house them – in effect they were a new Mountain of God.

Phillips points out that the phenomenon of the ‘Glory of the Lord’ appeared many times around the Mountain of God but still continued to appear to the Israelites when they left the area but now it was coming directly from the Ark. This is mentioned in the Bible in Leviticus chapter 9: verse 23 and in the Book of Numbers where it is said that the Israelites “looked towards the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the Glory of the Lord appeared” (Number 16:42). This cloud was even said to hang over the Ark when it was being moved:​

The Ark of the Covenant of the Lord went before them in the three day’s journey, to search out a resting place for them. And the cloud of the Lord was upon them by day.” (Numbers 10: 33-34).

It seems this manifestation was seen as fire by night and as cloud by day.

And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way: and by night in a pillar of fire.” (Exodus 13: 21)

This reminds me that the C’s once quoted this particular passage in one of their early sessions with Laura.

Interestingly, the Burton Dassett lights are seen at night but an equally strange phenomenon is also seen by day, which has been described as “a small cloud that floats just above the ground”, “a column of mist” and a “dancing ball of smoke”. Although various experts have explained this away as marsh gas, Phillips thinks it is hard to sustain how marsh gas, which would be at the mercy of the wind’s direction, could move in two different directions. To him it seemed more likely that the strange mist was somehow related to the daytime appearance of geoplamsa, whereas at night it would be seen to glow.

However, leaving aside for the moment the Templars biblical and contemporary local knowledge, could there have been any other means to indicate how the Templars might have discovered the hiding place of the Ark.

The Templars and the Assassins

In other sessions with the C’s, they have suggested a relationship between the Ishmaelis, the Assassins and the Templars that may have resulted in knowledge being passed on to the Templars, which might have aided them in their search for biblical relics. Quoting again from the session dated 3 July 1999:

Q: What is the relationship between Perceval, Paran Sikarios, the Assassini, and Ishmael, the son of Hagar, at the well of the mirror?

A: Spear of Destiny.

Q: Are the Ishmaelis the carriers of the true bloodline, and the line of Isaac and Jacob, the Supplanter, the carriers of the monothiestic covenant, are the false line?

A: Close.

Q: Are the Ishmaelis also the carriers of the knowledge of levitation, the cult of the head or the skull...

A: Try to connect to the Templars.

The C’s answers suggest that the Templars did obtain knowledge from the Ishmaelis and maybe from the Assassins whilst they were in the Holy Land, which may have led them to the Valley of Edom and Petra and, if Graham Phillips is correct, to the discovery of the Ark and the relics contained within it, including perhaps the pure crystal skull which they venerated as Baphomet – creating the legend of the cult of the head. Hence, we will need to explore more closely the origins of the Ishmaelis and the Assassins and see whether these groups may have had links with the Templars, which proved beneficial to them in their search for the Ark and the Holy Grail. However, this will have to wait for a follow-up post.​
 

MJF

Jedi Council Member
Thanks a lot for these three new installments. Although highly speculative, they are furiously interesting to read. :cool2:

I found two dead links in the first, and a typo in the third.

Temple Herdewyke

Burton Dassett Hills

The typo is in the paragraph What were the Stones of Fire? It's about the date 169 AD which should be 169 BC
Sorry about that. I took the links directly from Graham Phillip's site so I guess they have not been maintained. I attach alternative links in compensation for the dead links plus a link to the Wikipedia entry for Ralph de Sudeley, which seems to regurgitate much of what Phillips recounts in his book. It is interesting that de Sudeley's younger brother was the famous William de Tracy, one of the four (not three) conspirators in the murder of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury.​


If one is being critical of Phillips, the Wikipedia entry for William de Tracy states that: "William was son of John de Sudeley and his wife Grace de Tracy. Their elder son, Ralph de Sudeley (died c. 1192), became his father's heir, while the younger, William, inherited his mother's barony of Bradninch and assumed her family name as William de Tracy." This would seem to suggest that Ralph de Sudeley was the heir to his father's estate and did inherit his titles and property upon his father's death, which contradicts what Phillips has quoted in his book. He may, of course, have had older brothers who predeceased him after he had gone on the Crusades.​

Thank you also for spotting the typo involving tha date. It should, of course, have been 169 BC. You certainly would make a good proof reader.

I agree that the findings in Phillip's book are highly speculative but he is a diligent researcher and is the one mystery writer and researcher I know who has linked the Pharaoh of the Exodus with Akhenaten. I will have more to say on this subject later when writing about who the real Moses was. However, it is writers like Phillips and Hancock who challenge the prevailing archaeological narrative, which is no bad thing in my view. If you were a skeptic, you could no doubt argue that Phillips and the Russells just made the whole venture up in order to sell a book and make some money. However, if you take Phillips' account of their treasure hunt at his word, it certainly did involve a fascinating series of synchronicities and odd occurences, including some very strange phenomena. The Temple of the Altar at Jebel Madhbah is also a very interesting site in itself, which may have a much older history than archaeologists currently allow for. If you look at the photographs you will see a prominent large obelisk at the site, which may suggest possible Egyptian links. How long had the Temple been there before Abraham/Moses arrived at the site I wonder?

When viewing these matters, I tend to look at them through the prism the Cassiopaeans have given us where real history is concerned. Hence, knowing that Moses was in reality Abraham puts a diffferent gloss on things for me. The biblical account holds that the Ark of the Covenant was created on Mount Sinai (or Mount Horeb). However, the C's have told us it was already in existence at the time of the biblical Exodus and was taken by Nefertiti/Sarah and given to Abraham/Moses. If so, could the Stones of Fire or 'Jewels of Gold' have also been in Akhenaten's possession and, if so, were they stolen with the Ark? If that is the case, where they already inlaid in the so called Breastplate of Judgment? We have learned from the C's that the energy cell or weapon connected with the Ark of the Covenant was given back to STS forces by Abraham/Moses since he feared its misuse by his successors. Hence, it is likely that only the Grail, the Tablets containing the Ten Commandments and the Stones of Fire were still in the Ark/chest of gold when they were hidden by the Prophet Jeremiah.

If the Templars found these relics at Petra in the 1180's, they would no doubt have taken them back to their headquarters in Jerusalem first. However, this was overrun by the Saracens in 1187 and they would therefore have had to hurriedly find another place or places to store them safely. The obvious place to take them would have been their main territory outside the Holy Land, which was France (Cyprus was another nearer possibility). But could they have adopted a plan to divide the relics including the Grail, the Ten Commandments and the Stones of Fire between different Templar provinces? If so, this could explain why these Old Testament relics may have been held in France (the Grail?), possibly at St Gallen in Switzerland, Temple Herdewyke in England and perhaps other locations in Europe as well. Indeed, the C's seem to have hinted in the transcripts that various ancient artefacts may have been hidden at different locations and the Templars could have played a major part in this.

Despite Graham Phillips enthusiasm over the issue, I very much doubt if the Ark was ever held here in England. But could some of the Stones of Fire have been brought to England together with one of the Tablets of the Ten Commandments? I certainly think that is a possibility. However, we know there was a lot of counterfeiting of sacred relics going on at that time, so one cannot rule out that what Phillips and the Russells found were merely fakes or substitutes for the real thing making their treasure hunt just a wild goose chase. That being said, why would the Templar monks have gone to the trouble of painting the murals with the accompanying latin script (which sadly has all but disappeared today) in their church when their community was threatened by imminent destruction with the Black Death if the relics were just fakes? The murals and script seem to have provided the clues for Jacob Cove-Jones to find the relics in the 19th century only for him to hide them again due to his finds being derided by other historians and mocked as fakes. Moreover, we know that the Elizabethan explorer Sir Walter Raleigh also seems to have taken the Herdewyke Templars' treasure very seriously to the point where he spent significant sums of money buying their old site and having it extensivley excavated. We should note here that Raleigh was a close confidant of John Dee, who was himself hunting down old parchments, books and treasure with possible help from his 'angels'. Could Dee have put Raleigh on to the Herdewyke Templar relics? Digging up treasure was a dangerous occupation in 1600, since any treasure trove found ipso facto belonged to the Crown and could be regarded as stealing. However, Raleigh probably had the clout to get away with it since he again enjoyed the Queen's favour in 1600. He also had history when it came to hunting for treasure - in 1594 he had heard of a "City of Gold" in South America and sailed to find it, publishing an exaggerated account of his experiences in a book that contributed to the legend of "El Dorado".

One solution, I guess, might be to check with Graham Phillips (if he is open to enquiries) to see whether the Russells' investigations have yielded any more clues, which might help to prove the authenticity of the stone tablet and the gemstones.​
 

Palinurus

The Living Force
However, if you take Phillips' account of their treasure hunt at his word, it certainly did involve a fascinating series of synchronicities and odd occurences, including some very strange phenomena.
Such happenings make my suspicion go into overdrive, but that's just me of course. ;-)

BTW, your sort of lengthy justification was unnecessary as far as I'm concerned but welcome nevertheless.

Really looking forward to your next installments. :thup:
 

MJF

Jedi Council Member
Such happenings make my suspicion go into overdrive, but that's just me of course. ;-)

BTW, your sort of lengthy justification was unnecessary as far as I'm concerned but welcome nevertheless.

Really looking forward to your next installments. :thup:
I agree that a degree of skepticism is always a healthy thing. However, I have been re-reading Laura's 'The Secret History of the World' recently where Laura makes a good point that being overly skeptical can, conversely, be a bad thing. Hence, I am prepared to give Phillips the benefit of the doubt as regards the events he describes in his book.​

Sometimes I give a lengthy justification as it gives me the chance to add further points for discussion. One thing about this quest is that you can sometimes uncover strange connections between people and events.

I hadn't connected Ralph de Sudeley to his more famous (or infamous) brother William de Tracy, who was one of the four knights of King Henry II who murdered St. Thomas à Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, which was immortalised in modern times by T.S. Elliott's work 'Murder in the Cathedral'. Thomas à Becket, as Archbishop of Canterbury (then, as now, the most senior cleric in England) had fallen out with King Henry, though both men had previously been firm friends. A rift had grown between Henry and Becket when the new archbishop resigned his chancellorship and sought to recover and extend the rights of the archbishopric of Canterbury. This led to a series of conflicts with the King, including that over the jurisdiction of secular courts over English clergymen, which accelerated antipathy between Becket and the king. Henry II famously was meant to have said "Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest". See Thomas Becket - Wikipedia. The four knights took up the challenge and on 29 December 1170 hacked Thomas à Becket to death in his cathedral.

Seeking forgiveness after being excommunicated by the Pope, the four assassins travelled to Rome and were ordered by the Pope to serve as knights in the Holy Lands for a period of fourteen years. This sentence also inspired the Knights of Saint Thomas, incorporated in 1191 at Acre, and which was to be modelled on the Teutonic Knights. This was the only military order native to England (with chapters in not only Acre, but London, Kilkenny, and Nicosia). My own Norman family were the Sénéchals of Kilkenny in Ireland at that time, so it makes me wonder if any of my ancestors were in the order or had dealings with it. I am certainly aware that some of my ancestors were Crusaders during the Middle Ages. It would also seem that Ralph's brother William was in the Holy Land around the same time that Ralph may have discovered the Old Testament relics at Petra.

However, it is Becket's possible ties to the Priory of Sion that intrigue me. In the book 'The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail', Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln were led to understand from the secret dossier they were given by Pierre Plantard that the first Grand Master or Nautonnier of the Priory of Sion was Jean de Gisors. As we have discovered, the old French word 'Nautonnier' means 'navigator' or 'helmsman', which, interestingly, I have recently learned was a title that was also bestowed upon the Egyptian goddess Isis. This may have more relevance than you think if, as I suspect, Isis is linked in some way to the Holy Grail. Leaving aside the fact that the Priory of Sion may have been a completely fraudulent creation of Gerard de Sede and Pierre Plantard (or possibly a cover for the Rosicrucians) and just focusing on the personage of Jean de Gisors for now, Jean de Gisors was supposed to have become the first Grand Master of the Priory of Sion after its separation from the Knights Templar post the strange event of the 'Cutting of the Elm' at Gisors in 1188 at which Henry II and his son Richard Lionheart were present. Jean de Gisors (1133-1220) was an extremely powerful and wealthy landowner, who was nominally the lord of the fortress of Gisors in Normandy, which was a bastion of the English at that time, and, therefore, at least until 1183 a vassal of the English King. He is also known to have possessed property in England - in the county of Sussex and the Manor of Titchfield in Hampshire. Incidentally, Titchfield is not that far from Hambledon in Hampshire, which we learned may possibly have tentative connections to one of Laura's ancestors (see earlier post).

Apart from this, there appears to be little more known about Jean de Gisors, who seems to have made no real mark on history save for his title and land ownership. However, according to the Dossier's secrets, Jean de Gisors was supposed to have met with Thomas à Becket in the year 1169. Baigent, Leigh and Lincoln were able to confirm that Becket was actually at Gisors in 1169 and most probably did meet with Jean de Gisors, since he was lord of the fortress at the time but there is no written record of their encounter. Charles Nodier in his Voyages Pittoresques (Normandy, Vol 2, p.138) did state though that 'St Thomas of Canterbury had there (under the Gisors Elm) prepared for his martyrdom'. This suggests that the ancient elm tree at Gisors may have held some special significance now lost to history. Laura did in fact ask the C's about the 'Cutting of the Elm at Gisors' but I do not recall that she ever got a response. If the two men did meet, then it is unikely that they would have failed to discuss Becket's ongoing dispute with King Henry that had seen Becket taking sanctuary in France. Was Jean de Gisors one of those who counselled Becket to return to England and meet his fate?

Of course, there may be no link here at all but it is interesting to note that in the 14th century, the Templars of Herdwyke seem to have actively participated in the overthrow of an English king. As stated in my article, in 1327, five years after they had been outlawed and thrown off their land by Edward II, the Herdewyke Templars helped depose the King by aiding his Queen, Isabella of France, who then placed her young son Edward III on the throne as a puppet king. Edward II was, of course, Phillip IV's (the man who was most instrumental in destroying the Templars) son-in-law and the Templars had good reason to pay Edward back. This is the same Queen Isabelle who would seem to have had an illegitimate son by Roger Mortimer, conceived when he was a prisoner in the Tower of London (see Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March - Wikipedia) according to the C's, who in turn may possibly have been Laura's ancestor Willielmo Knyght de Bradley. Hence, the Herdewyke Templars seem to have been very much involved in the political machinations of the day on the side of Queen Isabella. One wonders if there may have been some subsequent connection between Willielmo Knyght and the Herdewyke Templars before the Black Death overwhelmed their community in the 1350's. Laura herself has speculated that the family name of 'Knight' may be linked to the Templars in some way. Heavily speculating here, if Willielmo Knyght had say become a member of, or at least formed a close connection with, the Herdewyke Templars' community at Burton Dassett (they had supported his mother afterall and he was of royal blood), he may have learned of the sacred relics and their derivation. The Herdewyke Templars may even have known of the whereabouts of the Holy Grail through Ralph de Sudeley. If Willielmo Knyght was raised in Worcestershire, as has been alleged, then Warwickshire is the next door county directly to the east, so there is a close geographic proximity at a time in England when many people lived their whole lives within their county. Given that genetic memories can be imprinted on one's DNA, is it possible that Laura has this knowledge locked up inside her own DNA? This, of course, is high speculation on my part right out on a limb.

I also wanted to mention the Elizabethan explorer Sir Walter Raleigh since he is a man who has not featured much in our quest up to now but was somebody who, as a courtier, was a real player and shaker and mover in the colonisation of English America (although he himself never set foot in North America). He was, of course, an acquaintance of John Dee who also had his own designs on North America. See Walter Raleigh - Wikipedia. John Dee had formed a strong working relationship with the Gilbert brothers, Sir Humphrey, John and Adrian, who were early English explorers of North America and were the half brothers of Sir Walter Raleigh.

Of great interest to me though is the colony of Roanoke that Raleigh sought to establish first in 1585, which became known as the "Lost Colony". In 1587, Raleigh attempted a second expedition, again establishing a settlement on Roanoke Island. This time, a more diverse group of settlers was sent, including some entire families, under the governance of John White. After a short while in America, White returned to England to obtain more supplies for the colony, planning to return in a year. Unfortunately for the colonists at Roanoke, one year became three. When the supply ship arrived in Roanoke, three years later than planned, the colonists had disappeared. The only clue to their fate was the word "CROATOAN" and letters "CRO" carved into tree trunks. White had arranged with the settlers that if they should move, the name of their destination be carved into a tree or corner post. This suggested the possibility that they had moved to Croatoan Island, but a hurricane prevented John White from investigating the island for survivors. Other speculation includes their having starved, or been swept away or lost at sea during the stormy weather of 1588. No further attempts at contact were recorded for some years. Whatever the fate of the settlers, the settlement is now remembered as the "Lost Colony of Roanoke Island". Modern research has still not produced the archaeological evidence necessary to solve the mystery. It is interesting that the expedition's reports had described the region as a pleasant and bountiful land, alluding to the Golden Age and the Garden of Eden, although these accounts may have been embellished by Raleigh. The Wikipedia entry for the Lost Colony of Roanoke sets out many theories on what may have happened to the colony see Roanoke Colony - Wikipedia. However, the C's cleared the matter up for Laura when they confirmed that the colony was abducted by aliens. This begs the question why since, given the state of the world right now, you would think that the aliens would have wanted the colony to succeeed. Afterall, the Virginia Company of which Raleigh was a governor, would go on to become the means by which England would eventually come to dominate North America in opposition to its European rivals and lead to the creation of the present United States of America, a centre of power for the Illuminat/NWO and by extension the Quorum. Was it just opportunistic on the part of the aliens who may have just been hungry at the time and wanted lunch?

However, the C's provided us with another cryptic clue in the session dated 21 February 1998:

A: Laura has had much success in revealing encrypted information... it even raises one's FRV. You need a "recharging, my dear." All this attack has sapped ye!

Q: (L) In what sense, or any specific mode of recharging?

A: You and Ark must get on the right "track."

Q: Are you meaning 'track' as in 'treadmill'?

A: The time for deciphering is not now.

.................................


Q: Okay, I will! Anything else? I think we have about covered it for tonight...


A: Leaves on cover...

Q: (A) What about them?

A: Oak.

Q: Yes...

A: Is Beechnut a company?

Q: Interesting thought. Okay. Anything else?

You will note that the C's first make a pun when saying "You need a recharging, my dear. All this attack has sapped ye!" Sap is, of course, something which you extract from a tree like rubber for example and may link to their later clues in that session concerning Oaks and Beechnut. Oak may tie us into Oak Island and Beechnut may link us with Sir Francis Bacon, whose name in old French means 'Beech' as in the tree. However, could there be a tenuous and cryptic link here to Sir Walter Raleigh and the Lost Colony of Roanoke? In the Wikipedia entry (see Roanoke Colony - Wikipedia) there is a reference to a theory that may provide a clue for us.​

This is what Wikpedia has to say about the subject:

"Local legends in Dare County refer to an abandoned settlement called "Beechland", located within what is now the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. The area has had reports of small coffins, some with Christian markings, encouraging speculation of a link to the Lost Colony. Based on these legends, engineer Phillip McMullan and amateur archaeologist Fred Willard concluded that Walter Raleigh dispatched the 1587 colonists to harvest sassafras along the Alligator River. All records suggesting the colony's intended destination was Chesapeake Bay, and that England had lost contact with the colony, were supposedly falsified to conceal the operation from Spanish operatives and other potential competitors.

According to McMullan, Raleigh quietly re-established contact with the colony by 1597, and his sassafras expeditions were simply picking up the colonists' harvests. In this view, the colony was not truly abandoned until the secret of the colony's location died with Raleigh in 1618. After that point, McMullan argued, the colonists would have begun to assimilate with the Croatan at Beechland.

This theory largely depends upon oral traditions and unsubstantiated reports about Beechland, as well as a 1651 map that depicts a sassafras tree near the Alligator River. A significant problem is that Raleigh supposedly planned a sassafras farm in 1587 to capitalize on a dramatic increase in crop prices, so that he could quickly compensate for the great expense of the failed 1585 colony. This overlooks the fact that Richard Grenville's privateering recovered the cost of the 1585 expedition. Additionally, sassafras prices did not skyrocket in value until the late 1590s, well after the establishment of the 1587 colony."


Well, if the C's are correct about the colony's abduction by aliens, then it is highly unlikely that Raleigh re-established contact with the colony in 1597, as there were seemingly no survivors. As for the Sassafras tree (see Sassafras - Wikipedia), medicinally, sassafras has been applied to insect bites and stings to relieve symptoms. The leaves and pith, when dried and powdered, have also been used as a thickener in soups. The roots often are dried and steeped for tea, and sassafras formerly was used as a flavouring in root beer. All parts of sassafras plants, including roots, stems, twig leaves, bark, flowers, and fruit, have been used for culinary, medicinal, and aromatic purposes. Is it possible that Sir Walter Raleigh had intended to establish a trade in the products of the Sassafras tree? Is 'Beechnut' an indirect reference to 'Beechland' perhaps? Certainly the Virginia Company of the early 17th century was an English joint stock company set up to exploit the resources of the New World by establishing permanent colonies in what is now the Eastern United States. One cash product that the Virginia Company would subsequently exploit was, of course, tobacco. However, in contrast, Raleigh never set up a company to fund his expeditions, which were paid for directly by Raleigh and his friends. Hence, this may explain the C's question - "Is Beechnut a company?". It may not have been a company but the Beechland colony could still have been a deliberate commercial venture on Raleigh's part.

Beech trees do, of course, produce edible nuts that can be harvested. Beech nuts are tasty, nutrient-dense nuts produced in the fall or autumn by beech trees. If the C's were being cryptic, then there is a brand of chewing tobacco called 'Beech-Nut' produced by the Lorillard Tobacco Company. This may link us back to Sir Walter Raleigh who helped to popularise tobacco smoking and chewing in England, being a smoker himself. There is also the Beech-Nut Nutrition Corporation a US baby food company - see Beech-Nut - Wikipedia.

However, was the earlier reference to Oak trees and then to Beechnut intended to link Sir Walter Raleigh to Oak Island perhaps?​
 

moyal

Jedi
Leaving aside the fact that the Priory of Sion may have been a completely fraudulent creation of Gerard de Sede and Pierre Plantard (or possibly a cover for the Rosicrucians) and just focusing on the personage of Jean de Gisors for now, Jean de Gisors was supposed to have become the first Grand Master of the Priory of Sion after its separation from the Knights Templar post the strange event of the 'Cutting of the Elm' at Gisors in 1188 ...​
Concerning 'suspicions going into overdrive' the year is really juicy. That is tripple Aces and eights, the dead man’s hand, Chai.
18 = 3x6 = 666 = The Mark of the Beast. 1+1+8+8 = 18

-> Chai (symbol) - Wikipedia
 

MJF

Jedi Council Member
Concerning 'suspicions going into overdrive' the year is really juicy. That is tripple Aces and eights, the dead man’s hand, Chai.
18 = 3x6 = 666 = The Mark of the Beast. 1+1+8+8 = 18

-> Chai (symbol) - Wikipedia
That is very interesting given that if this event truly occurred and marked the split between the Templars and what may have been the proto-Rosicrucians in the guise of fhe priory or order of Sion, then we might be seeing the emergence of the current New World Order and Illuminati. The C's have said that the NWO is a project of the international banking system (controlled by the Illuminati/the Consortium/the Brotherhood etc.) whose roots lie in the banking practices established by the Knights Templar - although the real roots of banking go back to ancient Mesopotamia and Babylon (ref. the insightful book The Babylonian Woe by David Astle for this - see attached pdf).

The C's have explained that 666, the mark of the beast, is represented by VISA as in visa bank cards. Perhaps the fact the split took place in 1188 was one of those strange synchronicities the cosmos sends us from time to time as a marker like Yasser Arafat dying in Room 11 in Percy Hospital. I wonder if the split occurred because the Templars had the Holy Grail and the Order of Sion wanted it but the Templars refused to hand it over, with Henry II and his son Richard the Lionheart taking the side of the Templars. History simply shows it to have been a French-English dispute over the shade offered by an elm tree in the hot sun but there may have been far more to the story than this.

The Chai symbol also reminds me somewhat of the 'M' figure in the stylised Ormus symbol (well two limbs of it anyway) that also represents the astrological sign of Virgo, which in medieval French iconography linked with Notre Dame (Our Lady). You will recall that Leigh, Baigent and Lincoln in their book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail had suggested that as from 1188, 'Ormus' had became a kind of sub-title for the Order of Sion, which was used by them until 1306, the year before the Templars mass arrests in France. The Ormus device shown below, which is a kind of acrostic or anagram, combines a number of key words and symbols. 'Ours' means 'bear' in French which is 'Ursus' in Latin with links to the constellations of Ursus Major and Minor and to the Merovingian dynasty. The word 'Orme' in French means 'elm' and links us back to the ancient elm tree at Gisors. In gnostic texts and Zoroastrian thought the term 'ormus' is linked with the principle of light - think illumination and illuminati. Ormus also ties us in, as you will recall, with 'ORME' or Orbitally Rearranged Monoatomic Elements such as mono-atomic gold, the Egyptian shewbread and Israelite Manna.

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However, according to Masonic lore and teachings, Ormus was the name of an Egyptian sage and mystic, a gnostic adept who lived in Alexandria during the early year of the Christian epoch. In AD 46, he and six of his followers were supposedly converted to Christianity by St Mark. From this conversion, a new sect or order was said to have been born, which fused the tenets of early Christianity with the teachings of other, even older mystery schools. This might have included the Therapeutae, a Jewish religious sect that existed in Alexandria at that time with certain echoes of Buddhism about it, who like the Essenes were known to be contemplatives, philosophers and healers - see Therapeutae - Wikipedia. Moroever, according to Masonic tradition, in AD 46 Ormus is said to have conferred on his new order of intiates a specific indentifying symbol, a red or rose cross. There is no proof to validate this claim, though it is obviously a fact that the Templars used the the red cross as their distinctive blazon. Leigh, Baigent and Lincoln did, however, find through their researches that in 1629 Robert Denyau, the cure of Gisors, had composed an exhaustive history of Gisors and the Gisors family in which he stated explicitly that the Rose-Croix (Rose Cross) was founded by Jean de Gisors. This is thin evidence but evidence no less that the Order of Sion may have been the proto-Rosicrucians and ancestors of the present Illuminati/NWO. The C's have proposed, however, that the origins of the Rosicrucians go back much furher in time than this and may well be linked to Giza in Egypt and the 'Rostau' (red cross).
 

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MJF

Jedi Council Member
Following on from my last post, I am posting a link to an article on John Dee, which provides a short and concise resume of his life see John Dee: Prophet And Point Man Of The British Empire – The Millennium Report.

However, I especially want to draw to your attention the following passages that link with my last post on the connection with the New World Order:

"Over years of Actions, the angels described the ordering of the cosmos; a series of instructions for ritual invocations; predictions of apocalypse and events to come in European politics; and, finally, the Angelic or “Enochian” language, which they explained was the ur-language of humanity, spoken before the Fall of Adam ...... For Dee, this was not magic, but religion—he supplicated himself to the angels totally.

Put simply, the angels wanted nothing less than a New World Order, run by divine principles, and proposed what must be one of the most dangerous ideas in Western history: A world religion, based on love and unity—a supra-Christianity or Terminal Monotheism which would not only reunite Catholicism and Protestantism but even Judaism and Islam into a fused whole; all made possible, of course, by the technology the angels had provided for direct individual contact with the spiritual agents of God instead of relying on terrestrial authority or scripture. Combined with the foundation Dee had already laid for a temporal New World Order under Elizabeth, this new religion would unite the souls of the entire globe, fusing all humanity into one State, and one Church, all directed by the angels themselves—the New Jerusalem.

The Rosicrucian Underground

While scholars would systematically soil Dee’s memory over the coming centuries, he became an underground legend—the archetypal cartoon image we inherit of the “wizard,” wearing a pointy hat and robe and wielding a crystal ball, is a survival of folk images of Dee. The eminent historian Francis Yates suggests that Dee’s actions on the Continent and writings are responsible for the Rosicrucian occult revolution in Europe that formed the cradle of the Enlightenment and modern science—and that, in a sense, Dee tricked Europe into having a scientific revolution. The Enochian scholar Stephen Skinner suggests a secret tradition in British high society kept the angelic magic alive—and Dee’s papers in the British Library are well documented as the catalyzing information behind the 19th and 20th century occult revival."

Was Dee himself a Rosicrucian? Probably not. However, he would seem to have been a guiding light for them and many of his ideas were subsequentky championed by Sir Francis Bacon that would eventually lead to the creation of the R
 

Pierre

SuperModerator
Moderator
FOTCM Member
MJF wrote: Laura did in fact ask the C's about the 'Cutting of the Elm at Gisors' but I do not recall that she ever got a response.
Here is the (very short) answer:

Session 98/10/03

Q: (L) Okay, enough on that. Moving along. Mike asked about the cutting of the Elm at Gisors. Can you comment on the
meaning of the 'Cutting of the Elm?'
A: No.
 

MJF

Jedi Council Member
My last post was downloaded accidentally before it was finished. Hence, I will continue where a I left off:

Was Dee himself a Rosicrucian? Probably not although he was part of a large European wide scientific network in which he was clearly a major player. However, he would seem to have been a guiding light for the Rosicrucians and many of his ideas were subsequently championed by the likes of Sir Francis Bacon (who almost certainly was a Rosicrucian) and this would eventually lead to the creation of the Royal Society, which in turn would fire the industrial and scientific revolution in England and from there the world and help to establish the Age of Reason and the Enlightenment.

If Dee's angels had wanted him to assist in the creation of a New World Order then we are now seemingly living in the time of its fruition. It is curious that the Spanish and French were the first European powers to establish colonies in North America. They were ostensibly Catholic powers. However, it would be the English who would eventually come to dominate North America and by this time England was a Protestant power not subject to papal authority. It was in England that modern Freemasonry (exported from Scotland) would flower and spread first to Continenental Europe and then to North America. At the same time Rosicrucianism would also spread through Britain, Germany, France and the rest of Europe and then on to North and South America through the European empires. Although Britain through its naval supremacy would become the main military instrument of the New World Order in the 19th century, this mantle would pass to the United States of America in the 20th century. I can't help but feel that the hyperdimensional powers assisted this state of affairs in order to achieve the desired result. Was the storm that scattered the mighty Spanish Armada just a fortunate Act of God that would lead to the English expansion throughout the New World? Was James II's toppling from his throne just an opportunistic matter that brought William of Orange to the Throne, which in turn would lead to the Hanoverian dynasty supplanting the Stuarts and ruling over the future British Empire? Was there more to the American Revolution than meets the eye? Was the Revolutionary War more a manifestation of a struggle between Scottish (Stuart) Rite Freemasonry and English (Hanoverian) York Rite Freemasonry as to the destined purpose of the United States - Bacon's New Atlantis? Were the main English players in colonising North America, men like John Dee, Walter Raleigh, Sir Humphrey Gilbert and Francis Bacon consciously or subconsciously following a design to ressurrect the empire of Atlantis?

In my earlier post, I referred to the question the C's posed to Laura "Is Beechnut a company?" I mentioned Walter Raleigh's role in establishing the first English colony in North America at Roanoke, which may also have been called "Beechland". Besides the answer I proposed, I am also aware that Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Humphrey Gilbert and their brother Adrian Gilbert set up an organisation called the 'Fellowship of New Navigations Atlanticall and Septentionall [i.e., northerly]' and in 1583 succeeded in getting royal backing 'to discover and settle the northerly parts of Atlantis calledf 'Novus Orbis [New World]' - in other words to colonise North America. This plan had first been mooted in August 1580 when Sir Humphrey Gilbert had visited John Dee. Gilbert subsequently agreed that if they were successful in taking possession of the northern parts of the New World, Dee would get the 'royalties of discoveries all to the north above the parallel of the 50th degree of latitude' - in other words Canada and Alaska. Gilbert, however, ran into difficulties in raising the finance to luanch the venture and therefore in desperation teamed up with Sir George Peckham and Sir Thomas Gerard, two Catholic gentlemen whose religious sympathies had seen their estates ruined. In 1582 Peckham visited Dee to discuss the plan and clarify with him whether the venture would conflict with the papal Treaty of Tordesillas of 1494, which gifted all discoveries in the New World to Spain and Portugal. In return for reassurances that it would not, Peckham promised Dee 5,000 acres in Nurembega and Sir Thomas Gerard, Peckham's partner, promised Dee a further 5,000 acres.

Norumbega, or Nurembega, was a legendary settlement in northeastern North America, which was featured on many early maps from the 1500s until European colonization of the region. It was alleged that the houses had pillars of gold and the inhabitants carried quarts of pearls on their heads. The word "Norumbega" was originally spelled Oranbega in Giovanni da Verrazzano's 1529 map of America, and the word is believed to derive from one of the Algonquian languages spoken in New England. It may mean "quiet place between the rapids" or "quiet stretch of water". In 1542, Jean Allefonsce reported that he had coasted south from Newfoundland and had discovered a great river. It often appeared on subsequent European maps of North America, lying south of Acadia in what is now New England. For all intents and purposes Nurembega would appear to have been the North American equivalent of Sir Walter Raleigh's El Dorado in South America. See Norumbega - Wikipedia.

However, the mention of Jean Allefonsce reveals that there were other players keen on exploring and founding colonies in northeastern North America besides the English and these were in the main French. One such group were the French Jesuits but there were also French Huguenots involved in the mix too. This will be highly relevant to the subsequent history of Oak Island and will link us with that mysterious group of alchemists who had an enclave in the Pyrenees. For the time being, it is worth noting that Sir Walter Raleigh spent three years in France fighting alongside the French Huguenots and was undoubtedly sympathetic to their cause.​
 

MJF

Jedi Council Member
Here is the (very short) answer:
Thank you for unearthing this. The answer was a very emphatic "no" was it not. Whether this meant the C's didn't think the subject worth commenting on or whether they expected the team to work out the answer themselves is I guess a moot point. Of course the cutting of the Elm at Gisors could be a giant red herring but somehow I don't think so.
 

thisplacerocks

Padawan Learner
Regarding the Aryan Essene of Trent at the crossroad of Arcadia, I think Sargon is the Aryan. He came from the North. He founded the capital city of Akkad/Agade, which you've mentioned sounds like Arcadia. According to the "Legend of Sargon", he was hidden like Moses and Perseus in a basket and cast into the river, and through Moses he is linked to Abraham and Jacob. He later became a cupbearer to a king, a high position second only to the king, similar to Joseph whose depiction in the bible parallels Jesus (hxxp://theopenscroll.com/when_cometh/josephandbenjamin_1.htm). Joseph's wife is Asenath which means "belonging to Neith", perhaps hinting that Joseph is linked with the goddess. Similarly, Sargon chose the goddess Inanna as his protector, and his daughter Enheduanna was a priestess of Inanna. In another post, you mentioned "Heights of Abraham" near the river Trent, which is linked to Baphomet, trident, goddess and the Italian city. So Sargon is linked with Arcadia, Moses/Abraham/Jacob, Perseus, Joseph, goddess.

Cs call Sargon a "deep level punctuator" that makes a mark on history: punctuator meaning either beginning or end, deep level meaning secretive and literally hidden in underground bases. Is it possible that Sargon was tasked to create civilisation after the nearest "flood" event 12,000 years ago when Kantekkians arrived in Canary Island from Atlantis? And Rothschild was tasked to create the "end times", which involves creating a banking system that would later issue a VISA card, VISA being 666 as the Cs say.

I think Abraham serves a similar purpose as Narmer, whom Laura conjectured to be Hermes in her book Secret History. Both Abraham and Hermes have a son Ishmael and Arabus respectively, both of whom are father of arabs. Both created a patriarchal religion that vilified goddess worship. In the case of Narmer, he was probably part of the "followers of Horus", Shemsu Hor, who came to Egypt from Mesopotamia and became the rulers. Horus killed Set and Set was depicted as an evil tyrant even though Set means "exceeding queen" in Egypt. Were they imitators of an earlier person? Could it be Sargon?

It's interesting to note that Joseph is linked to Nazir (hxxp://mileswmathis.com/phoen.pdf) and the Nazir were similar to the Essenes and Nazarenes.

August 20, 2001

Q: Well, that's bizarre. Was King Scorpion of Egypt the "Joseph" of the Bible?

A: Mainly.

Q: Does that mean that Joseph was a composite story?

A: Yes.

Q: Was King Scorpion a son of Sargon the Great?

A: Close.
Joseph is identified as King Scorpion, who is the pharaoh shown on a macehead featuring a pharoah with a scorpion and a flower beside him and who is theorized to be either a king who was alive during the time of Narmer or Narmer himself.

I think King Scorpion is actually Sargon because the sumerian word for a star in the constellation Scorpius is Sargas. According to L. A. Waddell in "EGYPTIAN CIVILIZATION OF SUMER ORIGIN", Narmer is the son of Sargon.
 

MJF

Jedi Council Member
Regarding the Aryan Essene of Trent at the crossroad of Arcadia, I think Sargon is the Aryan. He came from the North. He founded the capital city of Akkad/Agade, which you've mentioned sounds like Arcadia. According to the "Legend of Sargon", he was hidden like Moses and Perseus in a basket and cast into the river, and through Moses he is linked to Abraham and Jacob. He later became a cupbearer to a king, a high position second only to the king, similar to Joseph whose depiction in the bible parallels Jesus (hxxp://theopenscroll.com/when_cometh/josephandbenjamin_1.htm). Joseph's wife is Asenath which means "belonging to Neith", perhaps hinting that Joseph is linked with the goddess. Similarly, Sargon chose the goddess Inanna as his protector, and his daughter Enheduanna was a priestess of Inanna. In another post, you mentioned "Heights of Abraham" near the river Trent, which is linked to Baphomet, trident, goddess and the Italian city. So Sargon is linked with Arcadia, Moses/Abraham/Jacob, Perseus, Joseph, goddess.

Cs call Sargon a "deep level punctuator" that makes a mark on history: punctuator meaning either beginning or end, deep level meaning secretive and literally hidden in underground bases. Is it possible that Sargon was tasked to create civilisation after the nearest "flood" event 12,000 years ago when Kantekkians arrived in Canary Island from Atlantis? And Rothschild was tasked to create the "end times", which involves creating a banking system that would later issue a VISA card, VISA being 666 as the Cs say.

I think Abraham serves a similar purpose as Narmer, whom Laura conjectured to be Hermes in her book Secret History. Both Abraham and Hermes have a son Ishmael and Arabus respectively, both of whom are father of arabs. Both created a patriarchal religion that vilified goddess worship. In the case of Narmer, he was probably part of the "followers of Horus", Shemsu Hor, who came to Egypt from Mesopotamia and became the rulers. Horus killed Set and Set was depicted as an evil tyrant even though Set means "exceeding queen" in Egypt. Were they imitators of an earlier person? Could it be Sargon?

It's interesting to note that Joseph is linked to Nazir (hxxp://mileswmathis.com/phoen.pdf) and the Nazir were similar to the Essenes and Nazarenes.

Joseph is identified as King Scorpion, who is the pharaoh shown on a macehead featuring a pharoah with a scorpion and a flower beside him and who is theorized to be either a king who was alive during the time of Narmer or Narmer himself.

I think King Scorpion is actually Sargon because the sumerian word for a star in the constellation Scorpius is Sargas. According to L. A. Waddell in "EGYPTIAN CIVILIZATION OF SUMER ORIGIN", Narmer is the son of Sargon.
You make a lot of interesting points here. It is possible that Sargon may be the person the C's had in mind here? To prove this though we need to pin down where the original Arcadia was and then find a link between Sargon and the 'Trent'.

Sargon was supposedly a Scythian Celt, although the C's seem to suggest that his real origins were, like those of Nefertiti, to be found in an underground base.

Session August 23, 2001

Q: (L) Well, we should have figured that. There's hardly been anybody else running things for the last 300 thousand years or so. Okay, going in another direction: what other names were the Danaans known by?

A: Scythians.

Q: (L) How did the Scythians get to Egypt?

A: VIA Akkad

Q: (L) Was Sargon a Scythian?

A: Yes.


Sargon reigned approximately 2,334- 2,279 BC, so long after the flood or deluge that destroyed the civilisation we know of in legend as Atlantis. Civilisation had though already taken root in Mesopotamia long before Sargon's time. However, there is evidence for repeated flooding in the fertile crescent area, so the flood story that became the flood of Noah in the Hebrew Bible may be a composite of various flood myths in that region together with the earlier destruction of Atlantis.

Sargon is credited with being one of the first empire builders in history. He established the first Semitic dynasty (N.B. the original Sumerians were non-Semitic) that encompassed all of southern Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq), parts of Syria, Anatolia (modern day Turkey) and Elam (today's Western Iran). However, I think you are right in suggesting that Sargon may have been tasked with developing a new civilisation in that area that would eventually embrace Egypt, the most powerful country in the ancient world by the time of Abraham/Moses.

Sargon is known almost entirely from the legends and tales that followed his reputation through 2000 years of cuneiform Mesopotamian history, and not from any documents that were written during his lifetime. The lack of contemporary record is explained by the fact that the capital city of Agade, (note the homophonic similarity to Arcadia) which he built, has never been located and excavated. It was destroyed at the end of the dynasty that Sargon founded and was never again inhabited, at least under the name of Agade.

According to a folktale, Sargon was a self-made man of humble origins; a gardener having found him as a baby floating in a basket on the river, brought him up in his own calling. His father is unknown; his mother is said to have been a priestess in a town on the middle Euphrates. In The Secret History of the World, Laura links the story of Moses being found floating in a basket amongst the bulrushes with that of Sargon. I would add that Graham Phillips in his book 'The Templars and the Ark of the Covenant' makes the very same deduction.

The C's have confirmed that the story of the Hebrew slaves in Exodus who are liberated by Moses is a folk memory of the semitic peoples' (who would go on to become the Israelites) enslavement or earlier servitude in Mesopotamia:

Session 23 August, 2001:
Q. Okay, where does the story the Jews tell about being imprisoned, enslaved, crushed, etc come from? What is the source of this tribal memory of being in captivity?
A: Sumerian concept.


In that same transcript you have quoted from Narmer is equated to King Solomon who was the biblical son of King David:
Q: Was the Temple on Crete at Knossos, was it really a necropolis as Wunderlich suggests?
A: 5th density waiting room.
Q: Did they sacrifice humans there?
A: Yes.
...
Q: Was this temple the source of the legends of the Temple of Solomon?
A: Yes.
Q: Was Solomon also King Menes of Minos of Crete?
A: No.
Q: Was Solomon a king of Egypt?
A: Yes.
Q: Which king of Egypt was the equivalent of Solomon?
A: Narmer.


There is no historical record or basis for assuming Sargon the Great ever reigned over Egypt. However, if you are proposing that Narmer (Solomon) was the son of Sargon, then this would equate Sargon to King David, Solomon's biblical father. However, the C's have ssaid that David, a levite, lived some five generations after Abraham/Moses' time and we know that Abraham/Moses fled from the Pharaoh Akhenaten with the Ark some time around 1600 BC.
Q: (L) So, it started out with Abraham and his tribe. Did he have reinforcements of his Levite brothers who came and joined his tribe from Hittite land?
A: Close.
Q: (L) Are there any details of this story that I haven't covered that I ought to?
A: David was a Levite.
Q: (L) Was he of the line of Abraham?
A: No.
Q: (L) Did he come from "Hittite land?"
A: Close.
Q: (L) How many generations before he was born did his family come to the area of Palestine?
A: 5.
Q: (L) Were they relatives of Abraham? [Celts]
A: Somewhat.
Q: (L) Distantly related. So, what did David do? Came along and gathered the people together?
A: Yes.


In addition, the C's gave the year of the Narmer rebellion as being 3211 BC (see session dated August 17, 2003). This is long before Sargon's time. It is though within the timeframe of Hermes Trismegistus (see below).

I agree that Laura did compare Abraham to Hermes since she thought that Arabus (Hermes' son) and Ishmael were comparatively the same in type and function. However, Hermes lived long before Abraham' time since he was supposedly living during the reign of Pharaoh Rana:
Session 16 October 1994:

Q: (L) Who was Hermes Trismegistus?

A: Traitor to court of Pharoah Rana.

Q: (L) Who is Pharoah Rana?

A: Egyptian leader of spiritual covenant.

Q: (L) In what way was Hermes a traitor?

A: Broke covenant of spiritual unity of all peoples in area now known as Middle East.

Q: (L) Who did Hermes betray?

A: Himself; was power hungry.

Q: (L) What acts did he do?

A: Broke covenant; he inspired divisions within ranks of Egyptians, Essenes, Aryans, and Persians et cetera.

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In a later session the C's gave the timeframe in which Hermes was operating:

Q: I would like to know the approximate year of the life of Hermes Trismegistus.

A: 5211 approx.

If this meant 3205 BC, then this fits closely to the timescale of the Nordic Covenant, which was given in the Session dated 3 July 1999:

Q: How long has the Nordic Covenant been in existence?

A: 5129 years.
[making it about 3130 BC]

This would make Hermes about 75 when the Nordic Covenant was broken.

Laura followed up her questions about Hermes in the Session dated 3 July 1999:

Q: (L) Previously when I had asked a question about Hermes Trismegistus, you remarked that he was a 'traitor to the court of Pharoah Rana.' Who was this Pharoah Rana? Was he prior to the Pharoah Menes?

A: Much prior.

Q: Was the Pharoah Menes the same as King Minos of Crete?

A: No.

Q: What was the relationship between the Cretans and the Egyptians?

A: All were the same originally. Myceneans, Minoans and Egyptians all the same.

Q: So they were Egyptians who left Egypt and moved to Crete and set up their version of the Egyptian culture there? Is that it? Or did they develop independently?

A: Former is closest.

Q: Was Abraham, the founder of the monotheistic covenant, Hermes?

A: No.


Hence, the C's refuted the idea of Abraham being Hermes. However, Pharaoh Menes,the first pharaoh of the First Dynasty, is taken by Egyptologists to have reigned between 3200–3000 BC and has been identified with Pharaoh Narmer (see Menes - Wikipedia). However, the C's have placed Menes' reign long after that of Pharaoh Rana, which gives us a problem with the above timeline, although Laura in her Secret History seemed to go along with the dateline of 3100 BC for the Hermes rebellion event. That being said, there is no extant record of a Pharaoh Rana so it is difficult to identify him or her. Nevertheless, Laura in Secret History is prepared to identify Hermes as Menes/Narmer, the unifier of Upper and Lower Egypt and notes that it is from this time onwards that the Pharaohs of Egypt began to identify themselves with Horus - the 'son of Isiris'. For this reason she equates the Shemsu Hor with the Hermes rebellion gang. If Hermes was Menes and Menes was in fact Narmer, this would appear to make King Solomon Hermes/Narmer.

You said: "Joseph is identified as King Scorpion, who is the pharaoh shown on a macehead featuring a pharoah with a scorpion and a flower beside him and who is theorized to be either a king who was alive during the time of Narmer or Narmer himself."

If Joseph is King Scorpion then he would appear to have reigned before Menes/Narmer acoording to orthodox Egyptology. Here is what Wikpedia has to say on the matter (see Scorpion II - Wikipedia):

There are several theories regarding his identity and chronological position. Some Egyptologists, such as Bernadette Menu, argue that, because Egyptian kings of the First Dynasty seem to have had multiple names, Scorpion was the same person as Narmer, simply with an alternative name, or additional title. They also argue that the artistic style seen on the macehead of Scorpion II shows conspicuous similarities to that on the famous Narmer macehead. Other scholars, including T. H. Wilkinson, Renée Friedman and Bruce Trigger, have identified king Scorpion II as the 'Gegenkönig' (opponent ruler) of Narmer and Ka (or Sekhen). At the time of Scorpion II, Egypt was divided into several minor kingdoms that were fighting each other. It is likewise conjectured that Narmer simply conquered the realms of Ka and Scorpion II, thus unifying the whole of Egypt for the first time

Hence, we seem to get a very confused picture not helped by the possible Mesopotamian connections. Proponents of the Dynastic race theory believe that the first Egyptian chieftains and rulers were themselves of Mesopotamian origin, but this is still unproven. However, even if the early First Dynasty Pharaohs had had Mesopotamian origins or links, this would appear to be long before the time of Sargon the Great according to standard historical models.

You also said: "Joseph's wife is Asenath which means "belonging to Neith", perhaps hinting that Joseph is linked with the goddess."

What strikes me about this is the closeness, etymologically speaking, of the name Asenath with the name of the goddess Anath who according to Laurence Gardner was the goddess the Jewish High Priest Hilkiah worshipped during the reign of King Josiah. Hilkiah was renowned for finding a lost copy of the Mosaic Book of the Law. The captain of the Temple Guard in Jerusalem was the High Priest’s son, Jeremiah, now known to us as the Prophet Jeremiah who we saw may have been responsible for hiding the Ark of the Covenant. Hilkiah's preaching may have helped spur King Josiah to return Judah to the worship of Yahweh, God of Israel. See Hilkiah - Wikipedia.

Among West Semites, 'Anath' was considered to be chief goddess of love and war, the sister and helpmate of the god Baal. She was a goddess with four differing aspects: mother, virgin, warrior, and wanton. Though a "mother" she was ever a "virgin".

Asenath, "holy to Anath", was the wife of the Hebrew patriarch Joseph. In Elephantine (modern Aswan) in Egypt, the 5th century BC Elephantine papyri make mention of a goddess called Anat-Yahu (Anat-Yahweh) worshiped in the temple to Yahweh originally built by Jewish refugees from the Babylonian conquest of Judah. Genesis 41:45, describes the diffident relationship between Aseneth, the daughter of an Egyptian priest of Heliopolis and the Hebrew patriarch Joseph, the vision of Aseneth in which she is fed honeycomb by a heavenly being, her subsequent conversion to the God of Joseph, followed by romance, marriage, and the birth of Manasseh and Ephraim. The second part (chapters 22-29) involves a plot by the Pharaoh's son, who recruits Dan and Gad to kill Joseph, only to be thwarted by Benjamin and Levi.

"Neith", also spelled Neit, ancient Egyptian goddess who was the patroness of the city of Sais in the Nile River delta. Neith was worshipped as early as predynastic times (c. 3000 BC) and several queens of the 1st dynasty (c. 2925–2775 bce) were named after her. She also became an important goddess in the capital city of Memphis. Her principal emblem was a pair of crossed arrows shown against the background of a leather shield. A further emblem was a bow case, which the goddess was sometimes depicted wearing on her head in place of a crown. But Neith was usually depicted as a woman wearing the red crown associated with Lower Egypt, holding crossed arrows and a bow. In mythology she was the mother of the crocodile god, Sebek, and later of Re. The worship of Neith was particularly prominent in the 26th dynasty (664–525 bce), when Egypt’s capital was located at Sais.

Did Neith become the goddess Anath to the pre-Mosaic Semites and did the Jews of later times then adopt the name Aseneth (Holy to Anath) for that of the fictional Patriarch Joseph's wife, where the character of Joseph was in fact based on the Egyptian King Scorpion? This might explain why Hilkiah, a Jewish High Priest, venerated Anath if she had been conflated or linked with Aseneth.​
 
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Ursus Minor

The Living Force
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Thank you very much for continuing your series, MJF.

I wonder if the crusades have mainly been a cover operation for getting the Templars to Jerusalem.

So the Ark was given by 4D STS to Akhenaten and had been extracted by Moses on his way to the desert.
You were mentioning that according to the C's people working with it would have to have the right dispensation of heart or intention or be destroyed. That doesn't sound as if it has been an STS product at all.
Could it be that the object had been tweaked along the way?

Looking forward to your next episodes...
 
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