The teachings of the world’s secret societies are deeply connected to the pursuit of earthly power. The ancient ruling classes preferred to keep this knowledge in the hands of a small elite in order to maintain this grip on power. This week we will look at some of this secret knowledge of kings.
Perhaps the most ancient and important metaphor of power is the ancient Egyptian myth of Isis, Osiris, Set and Horus. The legend goes that in the very beginning Isis and Osiris, brother and sister, married and gave birth to children. One of these children, Set (later Satan) tricked Osiris and killed him by cutting him up into 13 pieces and making sure one piece, the penis, was irretrievable. This is a metaphor of a usurper killing the legitimate king and his male offspring as well to make sure there is no threat to his power.
In the legend Isis picks up 12 of the pieces of Osiris and fashions an artificial penis to revive him. However, it is through her son Horus, who grows up and defeats Set and becomes king that here revenge is finally completed.This is a metaphor of the female descendants of a great male leader using the seeds of other males (the artificial penis) in order to re-establish the legitimate male bloodline.
This is the story used by the royal families of Europe to show how they were able to re-establish the bloodline of David through his female descendants. It also allowed usurpers to legitimize their power by marrying into the old kingly bloodline.
The story of Isis lies behind the cult of Skull and Bones. The original Skull and Bones sculpture can be seen in the Basilica of St. John, the church built by the Emperor Constantine’s mother. There is a sculpture of Mary holding the bones of Jesus. That is the tale of Isis rebuilding Osiris to get her revenge. However, it is at base a metaphor of war and revenge and struggle for power.
There is a different metaphor to be found in Japan in the cult of the Goddess Benten (she has Hindu and Chinese equivalents). Benten is often portrayed as a naked and beautiful young woman. She is supposed to be behind such things as wealth, and the arts and music and other such good things.
Benten was supposed to have had 16 male children each and every one of them destined for greatness.
This is a metaphor for a golden age. When the first Europeans settled in America such a Goddess would have been a good symbol. Each family had many children and all the children usually went on to great prosperity on their own.
So in Asia we have a metaphor of a young bride about to have 16 happy children while in the West we have a metaphor of a widow seeking revenge through her son.
The Benten metaphor is more appropriate for the era we are about to enter but we must never forget there may come a time when the metaphor of the vengeful widow will see us through hard times.
There is a different metaphor for power in Asia that is also now appropriate to the times we face. It has been mentioned by me before but it bears repeating. This is the metaphor of the white, black and golden dragons.
A Shinto priestess whose family has run a shrine in the most ancient part of Japan for thousands of years taught it to me. She says that if you take a bit of fish or meat, together with rice and some vegetable, wrap it in paper and make a certain incantation the contents of the paper will disappear and the incantation will take effect. It would be interesting to scientifically verify this claim but for now we will look at the incantation as a metaphor.
If you make the incantation of the white dragon, you and your family will be given security and protection but it will not give you a lot of wealth or power. However, if you invoke the black dragon, you will get great wealth and power. If you see any weakness in others you will be able to shrewdly exploit if for your own benefit. However, it has a serious drawback, you find that when you have all the wealth and the power, you will have no friends. You will be alone.
Finally there is the golden dragon. If you invoke it you will have prosperity and fecundity. However, if you veer away from the path of the golden dragon, say by becoming cruel or perverted, you will lose it.
These are all metaphors of power and survival over many long generations of rulership. It is clear the Western elite overdosed on the black dragon because just when they thought they had all the world’s wealth and power in their hands, they found themselves friendless and abandoned.
The West now has to invoke the White Dragon because they have the world’s greatest military might and can use it to protect the poor and the weak and their own interests without harming others. Only then can they graduate to the golden dragon. The black dragon may be invoked in times of great war and turmoil but its dangerous side effects must never be forgotten.
Next week, we will look at rules that are common to organizations devoted to warfare, revolution and the maintenance of power. In specific we will look at Jesuits, Freemasons, Knights and Asian war cults.