M.P. Hall traces the history of secret societies:
“To the discerning few were revealed the esoteric, or spiritual, teachings, while the unqualified many received only the literal, or exoteric, interpretations.” What Aldous Huxley called, “The controlling oligarchy which has always and will always exist.” In order to make simple the great truths of Nature and the abstract principles of natural law, the vital forces of the universe were personified, becoming the gods and goddesses of the ancient mythologies. While the ignorant multitudes brought their offerings to the altars of Priapus and Pan (deities representing the procreative energies), the wise recognized in these marble statues only symbolic concretions of great abstract truths.
In all cities of the ancient world were temples for public worship and offering. In every community also were philosophers and mystics, deeply versed in Nature’s lore. These individuals were usually banded together, forming seclusive philosophic and religious schools. The more important of these groups were known as the Mysteries. Many of the great minds of antiquity were initiated into these secret fraternities by strange and mysterious rites, some of which were extremely cruel. Alexander Wilder defines the Mysteries as “Sacred dramas performed at stated periods. The most celebrated were those of Isis, Sabazius, Cybele, and Eleusis. Plato, an initiate of one of these sacred orders, was severely criticized because in his writings he revealed to the public many of the secret philosophic principles of the Mysteries.
Many of these ancient cults vanished from the earth without revealing their secrets, but a few have survived the test of ages and their mysterious symbols are still preserved. Much of the ritualism of Freemasonry is based on the trials to which candidates were subjected by the ancient hierophants before the keys of wisdom were entrusted to them (Secret Teaching of the Ages, 1925).”
This is why we see Egyptian imagery popping up in the inner circles of the ruling elite, they are preserving an ancient worship, of a very specific kind. For example at Bohemian Grove, elites who rule government and finance meeting in secret, ritualisticaly worshipping the mysteries, playing out ancient archetypal dramas, during a three day retreat in the woods. While this may seem kooky to most, it is harkening back to these ancient cults, which in their time really did contain the smartest and most talented of scholars, artists and scientists. Today with the internet, any kid can find the secrets layed out by Blavastky and Manly P. Hall, and by all the speakers touring the conspiracy networks. We have thrown these rituals into the harsh light of day, what the rich bankers and scumbag pedophile rings have been doing in the dark, drunk with power. However 9/11 was a warning to the world as to how powerful and ruthless they are, those who still remain in the shadows, the real “cavemen” who thrust Bin Laden out, as a front.
“Few realize the extent to which the ancient secret schools influenced contemporary intellects and, through those minds, posterity.” The works of Hall and Blavasky show that in the great temple of spirituality, mainstream Judeo-Christianity is merely one stain-glassed window. The elites worship an alternative history, of which their symbology is in plain sight. They slip subliminal symbols into culture as a brainwashing technique, like the eye, the snake, the pyramid, the dove, the lion, the red shield, etc., so that we are more compliant on the day of full disclosure, take-over. However we must keep in mind, the wisdom behind the symbology and sacred knowledge isn’t by itself good or bad, it is how it is used.
“With the decline of virtue, which has preceded the destruction of every nation of history, the Mysteries became perverted.” Here M.P. Hall is saying what corroborates with Terence Mckenna’s mushroom hypothesis about ancient paradise and the subsequent fall. “Sorcery (alcohol) took the place of the divine magic (mushrooms).” This happened after the plains of Africa dried out and the mushroom became unavailable. “Indescribable practices (such as the Bacchanalia – roman festivals of intoxication and orgy) were introduced, and perversion ruled supreme.” Just like in Moorcock’s novel Phoenix in Obsidian, where a future civilization on the brink of being wiped out by an ice age become hopeless, whimsical and perverse in their nihilism. “In despair, the few who were true sought to preserve the secret doctrines from oblivion. In some cases they succeeded, but more often the arcanum was lost and only the empty shell of the Mysteries remained.” So it is likely that the rituals at bohemian grove are an empty shell. In today’s technocratic age, in place of those ancient abstract truths which blended physics and psychology, modern elites merely worship power and mind control.
Secret Themes 1) the numbers
The extent to which you can become illuminated, matches exactly the extent to which you can surrender to the one. The one god, mind, creative force of eternity and the universe. But to understand the one you have to surrender to the two (the marriage of opposite forces, yin yang, male/female, dark/light). One plus two is three the number of physical realms in Tolkien’s cosmology (hence, MiddleEarth), and also in Blavasky’s interpretation. Our current world, and a heavenly realm, and a realm of despair, hell. 1,2,3, are the holy numbers but there is another, 7. (3 x 2 + 1). Seven days a week, seven days to create the universe, and seven archangels or classes of angels. Seven original planetary intelligences (as discussed in Blavastky as well). Numbers, symbols are language, ethics, and science are foundations for the abstract truths sought after by the occult adepts.
7 angels, 10 planets, plus a sun and moon. 10 + 2 = 12. 12 disciples of Jesus (and other Sun Gods or Lucifers), 12 signs of the Zodiac, 12 tribes of Israel.
Secret Theme 2) Hybrids, Human Abduction
The Elusian mysteries played out the ritualistic story of the goddess Persephone, daughter of Ceres, who is kidnapped by Pluto, lord of the underworld. His chariot rises out of hole in the ground, he takes and imprisons her in his dungeon. The capturing of women by male Gods is a common theme in alternative history movement, in terms of alien abduction and genetic manipulation scenarios that are discussed obliquely, in ancient, canonized texts. Even the word, “Genesis” means gene.
Secret Theme 3) Light Worship
Secret societies love to worship light, as represented by the sun god. There is the story of the beautiful young boy with golden hair, who is captured by evil ruffians, slain and after three days is resurrected. This is what astro-theologists would call a metaphor for the movements and patterns of the sun, both the day/night cycle but also the yearly equinox. The three days in which he is dead are the three darkest days of the year where it appears, that the Sun is not shifting in orientation. But there is more to the light story. The sun being only an imperfect vehicle of light (after it is going to explode one day, plus you get burned if you get too close). We want a light we can play with in our hands.
Light worship has perhaps never been so beautifully explained as in Tolkien’s Silmarillion. In his preface, he outlines his cosmology, and too mentioned light as having, at its base, a creative mind of its own, and heaven is a place where light creates the good which is synonymous with “beautiful.”
“The major themes in The Silmarillion are the fall, morality and the machine (also, magic),” writes Tolkien. He writes about the fall of elves, who lingered on Earth. Elves are immortal and are thus concerned with how to live endlessly in various worlds, rather than with death. This relates to Michael Moorcock’s theme of reincarnation throughout his books. His heroes are begin reborn in various incarnations. and despair the apparent nihilism inherent in knowledge of endless eternity.
Sauron is a fallen angel, or high elf, who delayed on Earth, fixated on certain passions he found there, ending in a desire of total control, megalomania. Him and his minions destroy the sacred light of Valnor, this creative wellspring of metaphysical light, which danced to its own tune (ideas) in the higher realm, the realm of the gods, and also entertains and nourishes the gods, and is manipulated into a language.
This is why when people have DMT trips they report contact with hyperdimensional entities who are trying to get them convert oral language to visual language, the language of light, the language of hallucination, virtual reality, electronics etc. or as Tolkien puts it, “The Machine (magic.)” Also these arts and sciences draw from this mystical light, worshipped by the ancients, and by the elves of MiddleEarth. When Sauron destroys the light of Valnor, a high chief of Elves captures some of it in three gems, which are then closely guarded in the elven fortress. This is why they lingered in MiddleEarth, instead of returning to a higher realm. They were entranced by the hidden realities within the gems. As the Hindu’s would say, they got trapped by the illusions of Maya. Thus morality (a concern of the gods, elves, men and dwarves) is like the reasoning faculty to discern truth from fiction, self from not-self, and to never be attached to the other in unhealthy ways. To draw from the light for art, not for ego. Did you share the light or horde it? If there is a judgement day, that is what is being weighed. Thus the rings of power do the same thing, and the treasures in the dragon’s lair. These items intoxicate, they make one, not himself, like an addiction, a Narcissus-complex neurotic. They give one power, but steal your autonomy, so the power is really only aiding the easily corrupted parts of us, it is an illusionary power.