The Gnostic Church of L.V.X.

The Eagle and the Temple

We start with a Gematria:  Convert the Hebrew transliterations of the letters comprising the Magickal Formula of the Great Work, ABRAHADABRA to their gematric equivalents and we get 418, the number of the Great Work that by AIQ BKR reduces to 13, the Great Work completed.  In doing the same for the letters USA (Vau, Sameck & Aleph), we get the same number by gematric reduction.  Spell out the name in full, United States of America and we get 1730, which reduces to 11; the number of Magick.  1730ev is also the year that Freemasonry was founded in America with Daniel Coxe being granted the position of Provincial Grand Master for New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania on June 5th of that year by the Grand Lodge of England. 

America would ultimately come to adopt the Eagle as its national symbol.  The Eagle is the second symbol of the Sign of Scorpio in the Zodiac, which is ruled by Pluto.  Pluto represents the image of the Sun locked in matter as in mythology; he was the god of the dead.  The Eagle replaces the Scorpion (first symbol of Scorpio), representing the completion of the work of transformation.  The scorpion provides its poison followed by the eagle as the ‘Phoenix’ transforming this poison into power as it soars to a great height.  And history has already shown us that America, the ‘New World’ has been a force that has indeed transformed the world.  Manifest Destiny is more than a doctrine as will be shown here.  And note that the constellation of the Eagle is situated just above the Sign of Aquarius.  This indicates as the Founding Fathers knew  that America is destined to lead the world into the Aeon of Aquarius.

According to the ‘Precession of the Equinox,’ movement is westward or actually, widdershins when placed on the Astrological wheel.  This represents the flow of time as divided into Aeons.  But the movement is deosil in terms of Manifestations giving us an involutionary spiral when coupled together, not unlike the movement in Liber Reguli.  We then see the formula for the descent of light, coming down into matter as matter ascends or evolves.  Yet in examining the movement of Aeons from Pisces towards Aquarius and Capricorn, the movement on the Astrological wheel is both vertical and westward, in the direction of the rising and setting Sun.  This is the Royal Arch of Speculative Freemasonry, which goes from 0°Aries to 0° Libra but by way of the upper half of the chart.

The western direction of the Sun on the Astrological wheel moves from Pisces to Libra.  And note in the USA Natal chart that Libra is the rising sign with the Sun in Cancer.  Cancer is also the height and power of the Sun as it is the sign of the Summer Solstice.  Cancer is the sign ruling the Chariot Atu in the Holy Tarot, which suggests the idea of the warrior.  And we come back around to Scorpio by way of its ancient ruler, Mars.  The metal of Mars is iron and in the Book of Revelations, the conqueror of nations is said to rule the Earth with a rod of iron.  It seems apparent that America’s militant nature is no happenstance.

For the Astrologer, the Book of Revelation is no mystery at all.  And it is relatively easy to see where the Roman Heresy edited the original book with its essential teachings being usurped by the political propaganda machine of Constantine.  As an astrological production, it stands apart from the rest of the New Testament and even from the Gnostic Scriptures.  But rather it presents prophecy in terms of the Starry Gnosis. Crowley notes in his Cry of the Second Aethyr (ARN):

“…the Apocalypse was the recension of a dozen or so totally disconnected allegories, that were pieced together, and ruthlessly planed down to make them into a connected account; and that recension was re-written and edited in the interests of Christianity, because people were complaining that Christianity could show no true spiritual knowledge, or any food for the best minds: nothing but miracles, which only deceived the most ignorant, and Theology, which only suited pedants.”

We will need to examine this, but we will start with Chapter 8 as the first five chapters are really introductory; Chapter 6 presents the opening of the first six of ‘Seven Seals,’ being the four Cherubs or fixed Watcher Stars, along with the Sun, Moon; Chapter 7 is a description of the Zodiac.

Chapter 8 gives us the opening of the Seventh Seal producing seven angels coming into possession of seven trumpets.  A description of the destruction of the Earth then ensues with the third angel sounding his trumpet and a star falling from heaven, “burning as it were a lamp…and the name of the star is called Wormwood.”  Compare this to these lines in the Cry of the 14th Aethyr (UTI) in Liber CDXVIII:

Drink in the myrrh of my speech, that is bruised with the gall of the rock, and dissolved in the ink of the cuttle-fish, and perfumed with the deadly nightshade.  This is thy wine, who was drunk upon the wine of Iacchus.  And for bread shalt thou eat salt, O thou on the corn of Ceres that didst wax fat!  For as pure being is pure nothing, so is pure wisdom pure, and so is pure understanding silence, and stillness, and darkness.  The eye is called seventy, and the triple Aleph whereby thou perceivest it, divideth into the number of the terrible word that is the Key of the Abyss.

Nightshade as found in UTI is also called Wormwood as found in Revelation.  These are poisons and we are talking about the process of transformation of which, first comes destruction.  Further on in UTI:

The Hebrew letter Nun of course, has a value of 50; but when spelled in full, equals 106.  And in adding these two numbers together, we get 156, which is the number of Babalon and as well the number of letter in each Table of Enoch.  But also it is the Tabernacle of the Congregation as per Leviticus 1:1.  Remember, the Jews have the half and we will be covering a bit of ground in Old Testament prophecy.  But the Jews actually imitated Eqyptian mythology whom in turn really took from the Sumerian.  And so it is to the Sumerian mythos that we will now turn.

The ‘Assembly of the gods’ was a silent convocation of fifty ‘Annunaki’ in Sumerian mythology with an additional seven underworld gods, known as the Igigi.  The parallel of the Igigi with the seven angels of the seventh seal is apparent.  From there, it is easy to make a connection between the fifty ‘Gates of Understanding’ and the Annunaki.  But this gets more interesting and more intricate.  First, the constellations of Argo, Canis Major (Sirius or Isis), Lepus and Orion have a combined total of fifty stars.  In Greek mythology, Argo is the ship of destiny.  And of course, we have fifty stars on the America flag.  Lepus and Sirius are constellations belonging to the sign of Gemini.  Lepus is the sign of the enemy under the foot of Orion (Osiris) the ‘Redeemer’ as Sirius is Isis, the wife and sister of Osiris.

Let’s also take another look at the natal chart for the USA.  In the ninth house, we find a stellium of planets including Uranus, Mars, Venus and Jupiter.  In UTI, the vision describes the sword dropt through the Abyss as appearing in the heaven of Jupiter.  That star is Venus, Mars is the martial activity of the Redeemer destroying the destroyer.  And of course, Uranus, discovered during the period of the French and American revolutions, is at the height of the chart, an important part of American destiny.  We’ll note the Mason, Benjamin Franklin’s connection with French Rosicruicianism further on.

Chapters 9 & 10 continue the flowery description of the Seven Seals and we next come to Chapter 11, which starts with a direction to measure the temple of God.  But this is not measured and it is “tread under foot forty and two months.”  42 is the number for the Hebrew word DLT, the World, Earth of Malkuth; and as well, AMA, the Supernal Mother, unfertilized.  We can glean from this that the Earth as Mother (Babalon) is not yet ‘redeemed.’  First, the destroyers must be destroyed.  But the nations of the Earth are prophesied to resist this as the Middle East and Europe are already resisting the actions of the America’s ‘Manifest Destiny.’

“And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou should givest reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”  Rev. 11:18

The Scarlet Woman, Babalon, is prepared for her redemption, her satisfaction in Chapter 12:14-16…

“And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.

And the earth helped with woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

The wilderness is at the heart of the America mythos, led by another important symbol, the Statue of Liberty, Venus, the falling star.  And that the serpent should shoot forth water from its mouth is yet another allusion to the poison discussed above and reminiscent of the verse from Liber AL vel Legis:

"I am the secret Serpent coiled about to spring: in my coiling there is joy.  If I lift up my head, I and my Nuit are one.  If I droop down mine head, and shoot forth venom, then is rapture of the earth, and I and the earth are one."  AL II.26

Chapter 13 gives us the number and function of the Beast, Lepus, bringing the light into the world.  But it is he that shall also be destroyed, transformed.  His ‘death’ unto Osiris comes by way of surrendering the seed of the Sun, bringing the light into the Earth, Babalon, who will become the AMYA or Woman Satisfied.  But even she is annihilated, giving up consciousness unto the Sun, Cf. the Formula of ON.  But in getting back to the temple, we come to Chapter 14:

“And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand which were redeemed from the earth.”  Rev. 14:3


The four beasts are the Watcher Stars and the hundred and forty four is twelve squared or the Zodiac.  This is a sure allusion to the uniting of Heaven and Earth as discussed above.  And the elders suggest the Founding Fathers of America who especially as Masons were completely aware of what they were doing when founding this nation.  But it would seem a logical leap here to suddenly come up with this idea.  Yet note that America holding the symbol of the Eagle like Rome and Egypt is tied to Egypt especially in a most interesting way.  Edward Kohout writes in his article about the power center of this planet and the new ‘Rome,’ New York:  The Riddle of the Sibly Chart for American Independence, “Interestingly, New York City is astronomically tied to Giza cartographically via the Pleiades; as Alcyone culminates over Manhattan, it sets in mundo at Giza.”

And the Founding Fathers as Masons knew exactly what they were doing.  Inaugurating a nation, the date they chose for signing the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia shows a chart with a mutual reception between Jupiter and the Moon that is a certain indicator of the fortune and largess of this country.  And Luna is shown rising “in mundo” or at 0° altitude on the plane of the horizon.  Luna also represents the people or congregation as discussed above.  But more than a nation, they may have been inaugurating a new race; Blavatsky writes in her Secret Doctrine:

Since the beginning of the Atlantean Race many million years have passed, yet we find the last of the Atlanteans, still mixed up with the Aryan element, 11,000 years ago. This shows the enormous overlapping of one race over the race which succeeds it, though in character and external type the elder loses its characteristics, and assumes the new features of the younger race. This is proved in all the formations of mixed human races. Now, Occult philosophy teaches that even now, under our very eyes, the new Race and Races are preparing to be formed, and that it is in America that the transformation will take place, and has already silently commenced.

Pure Anglo-Saxons hardly three hundred years ago, the Americans of the United States have already become a nation apart, and, owing to a strong admixture of various nationalities and inter-marriage, almost a race sui generis, not only mentally, but also physically. "Every mixed race, when uniform and settled, has been able to play the part of a primary race in fresh crossings," says de Quatrefages. "Mankind, in its present state, has thus been formed, certainly, for the greatest part, by the successive crossing of a number of races at present undetermined" ("The Human Species," p. 274.)

Thus the Americans have become in only three centuries a "primary race," pro tem., before becoming a race apart, and strongly separated from all other now existing races. They are, in short, the germs of the Sixth sub-race, and in some few hundred years more, will become most decidedly the pioneers of that race which must succeed to the present European or fifth sub-race, in all its new characteristics. After this, in about 25,000 years, they will launch into preparations for the seventh sub-race; until, in consequence of cataclysms — the first series of those which must one day destroy Europe, and still later the whole Aryan race (and thus affect both Americas), as also most of the lands directly connected with the confines of our continent and isles — the Sixth Root-Race will have appeared on the stage of our Round. When shall this be? Who knows save the great Masters of Wisdom, perchance, and they are as silent upon the subject as the snow-capped peaks that tower above them. All we know is, that it will silently come into existence; so silently, indeed, that for long millenniums shall its pioneers — the peculiar children who will grow into peculiar men and women — be regarded as anomalous lusus naturae, abnormal oddities physically and mentally. Then, as they increase, and their numbers become with every age greater, one day they will awake to find themselves in a majority.

And Kohout’s conclusion to his article is most profound:

With his astrological genius, Sibly wrapped a series of charts, elements, histories, and symbols into one cryptic map that, once deciphered, enlightens us to a rich history of Masonic cultivation of the social structures that helped to shape America, for better or for worse.  It is quite remarkable that Sibly was able to predict the USA's rise to world dominance some 150 years before the end of World War II:  "…the state of America shall in time have an extensive and flourishing commerce; an advantageous and universal traffic to every quarter of the globe, with great fecundity and prosperity amongst the people….  a new empire that shall soon or late give laws to the whole world." 

Corresponding to this, we also find in Chapter 14 of Revelation:

“And there followed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.”  Rev. 14:8

The Founding Fathers of America were deeply rooted in the ideals of the Renaissance with the ardent Freemason, Benjamin Franklin directly tied to French Rosicrucianism.  His connection with the French ‘Loge of the Nine Sisters’ once guided by Court de Gebelin (one of the earliest expositors of the esoteric meanings behind the cards of the Holy Tarot) brought him into direct contact with Voltaire, Lafayette, Prince Charles de Rohan and Helvetius. Espousing the virtues of Freemasonry, George Washington became the embodiment of nobility even recognized as a saint by his enemies.  And American Masonry became steeped in the egalitarian Rosicrucianism of the co-emergent French Revolution, both fostered by the writings of the pre-eminent Mason, Thomas Paine.

Chapter 15 passes with the pronouncement that none will be able to enter the temple until the seven plagues of the seven angels are dispensed.  The twelfth verse of the next chapter brings us possibly even to the present time in that the sixth angel pours his vial of plagues upon the “great river Euphrates”, which is located in the Middle East and in Iraq.  And in the nineteenth verse, America appears as “the great city…divided into three parts” with Babylon coming into remembrance before God, “to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.”  America is described as three countries, the East Coast, the West Coast and Middle America, led in the East by the Statue of Liberty.  And it has frequently in its history, come to great wrath from Pearl Harbor to 9-11.  Even in Chapter 17, Babalon (the Great Whore) is said to sit upon many waters as she’s said to have great opulence and a great store of vital energies.

Chapter 17 also gives us the key upon which Thelema is connected with the ancient Starry Gnosis.  Boldly written in the fifth verse is that which is upon the forehead of the Scarlet Whore of Abomination:  MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH, with the next verse revealing the vision of her drunken with the blood of the saints.  This key chapter even tells us that the Beast will carry her even as it arises out of the bottomless pit.  And the Beast is occultly described in an infinite manner as he is beheld as that “that was, and is not, and yet is.”  Most important here is that the Beast seems to come out from under the foot of Osiris (got of the Underworld or Pit) as an ‘underdog,’ yet another important part of the American mythos.

As well, coming from the bottomless pit describes the infinite universe found in matter as so well described by modern physics.  This is the light that indeed holds the strands of the DNA together as taught in the genetic process of phosphorylation and so aptly described by the symbol of the Caduceus.  Eliphas Levi gives a marvelous account of this symbol with the two serpents representing the OD (Active Electromagnetic Force) and OB (Passive Electromagnetic Force) and the AOUR or Light being the central pillar or Wand about which the two serpents are circumscribed.

The seven hills upon which the Scarlet Whore sits as described in Chapter 17 is a certain allusion to the seven hills of Rome as America has built its government on the Republican model that Rome originally incorporated.  Rome like Egypt and now America, also adopted the symbol of the Eagle and eclipsed all the nations of the Earth.  Chapter 18 describes the Great City fallen to indulgence in materialism into Chapter 19 where again it arises to rule with a rod of Iron as described above.  This will last for a thousand years as indicated in Chapter 20.  But what does a thousand mean?  The twelve tribes of Israel were said to each have twelve thousand people giving us the hundred and forty-four thousand noted above.  And so ‘thousand’ seems to be a number that indicates the sky as the twelve is connected with the Zodiac.  One Thousand is also the number of QRST, a Qabalistic method of exegesis.  We can deduce from this that America is the temple that will reveal the mystery of matter.

Chapters 21 & 22 complete the work with the establishment of the ‘New Kingdom’ and the rebuilding of the temple.  The temple then, is the Earth itself.  As it is said in Isaias, “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.”  And there have been two prior temples (Egypt and Rome) with the third one (America) now being built.  These are three manifestations of the Earth; three Eagles.  But each temple is also represented symbolically.  As the scheme of the Egyptian Pyramids represented the mystery of the connection between Earth and Heaven and in reflecting the constellation of Orion on Earth, so a physical temple also holds a symbolic power wherein God will manifest on Earth.  Before going into this more fully, we will first examine a further validation of the importance of the symbol of the Eagle.  As said above, the Jews have the half and Ezekiel 17:2-10 unveils the mystery of this symbol.

Son of man, put forth a riddle and speak a parable to the house of Israel,

And say:  Thus saith the Lord God:  A large eagle with great wings, long-limbed, full of feathers and of variety, came to Libanus and took away the marrow of the cedar.

He cropped off the top of the twigs thereof and carried it away into the land of Chanaan:  and he set it in a city of merchants.

And he took of the seed of the land and put it in the ground for seed, that it might take firm root over many waters:  he planted it on the surface of the earth.

And it sprung up and grew into a spreading vine of low stature:  and the branches thereof looked towards him and the roots thereof were under him.  So it became a vine and grew into branches and shot forth sprigs.

And there was another large eagle, with great wings and many feathers:  and behold this vine, bending as it were her roots towards him, stretched forth her branches to him, that he might water it by the furrows of her plantation.

It was planted I good ground upon many waters, that it might bring forth branches and bear fruit, that it might become a large vine.

Say thou:  Thus saith the Lord God:  Shall it prosper them?  Shall he not pull up the roots thereof and strip off its fruit and dry up all the branches it hath shot forth and make it whither:  and this without a strong arm or many people to pluck it up by the root?

Behold, it is planted.  Shall it prosper then?  Shall it not be dried upon when the burning wind shall touch it, and shall it not whither in the furrows where it grew?

We know from Revelation 12:14 that the Great Eagle is the world power.  And the above verses describe two temples that are then cut down.  Solomon, the third Israelite king, built the first temple in Judea circa 962 BCE.  The Old Testament relates that Solomon built it while married to the Pharoah’s Daughter.  Well, there’s a real mystery here!  Only three generations before, the Jews were supposedly slaves that escaped bondage in Egypt; and now, Pharoah is marrying his daughter off to the descendant of a slave?  Rather, we have an inherent confirmation of contemporary archaeological research, which shows that the Israelites were really an elite group in Egyptian society and probably, they were the ones who founded a new state, originally under the aegis of Akhenaten.  After all, the daughter inherits the throne of Egypt in that the throne is said to be her womb as bride of the Pharoah.  To give her mitochondria to a foreign nation would’ve been unthinkable for Egypt.  It is even conceivable that this was Akhenaten’s daughter and Sol-OM-ON was his son; the son of ISis-RA-EL!  The symbolism here is quite potent and has been addressed already and this puts the first temple under the aegis of the Egyptian eagle.

And it came to pass in the four hundred and eightieth year after the Children of Israel came out of the land of Egypt in the fourth year of the reign of Solomon over Israel, in the month of Zio (the same is the second month), he began to build a house to the Lord.  3 Kings 6:1

In this chapter of the Old Testament, the pillars of Jachin and Boaz, so important to the Masons, is described as being made of brass and set up on the porch of the temple.  The term ‘Jachin’ means ‘firmly established’ and the term ‘Boaz’ means ‘in its strength,’ indicating a temple of God.  And what's really significant here is a note by A.E. Waite where he describes the "sense in which the work was self-executed."  He goes on to say that this is suggested by the "silent nature of the building," quoting I Kings vi.7 as follows:

"And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought thither: so that there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building."

In this temple, the Ark of the Covenant was placed in the ‘Holy of Holies,’ which  A.E. Waite notes the foundation stone of this part of the temple was considered the "central point of the world."  This of course, would be Egypt!  It was the center of power as it was the center of culture.  And we find here something reminiscent of the legend that says Hermes hid the bulk of his Emerald Tablets in two columns.  That the Ark of the Covenant would be named after the allegorical boat that brought life through the Deluge seems no mere coincidence.  The porch is further described as being 50 cubits in length, which is a certain allusion to the 50 Annunaki stars discussed above.  The width of the porch was 30 cubits in length.  And if we take remove the 21 stars between Orion, Sirius and Lepus, we are left with 29 stars, the number of years that Saturn takes to complete one orbit about the Sun; one journey of the Argo with the Sun then being the 30th star by relation.  30 also suggests the Aeons of the Gnostic mythos that issued from the Pleroma and of course, the 30 Aethyrs of Enochian Magick.

Egypt would hold power until Rome came along to take the Eagle almost as a tag relay.  And of course, Rome really held power over Europe until America came along.  America is even named after an Italian, Amerigo Vespucci, one of the early pioneers of the

American continent.  Isaias 11:10-12 describes the building of the second temple, which was accomplished by King Herod, governor of the Roman province of Judea from which the Isrealites came to be called Jews.

In that day, the root of Jesse, who standeth for an ensign of the people, him the Gentiles shall beseech:  and his sepulcher shall be glorious.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand the second time to possess the remnant of his people, which shall be left from the Assyrians, and from Egypt, and from Phetros, and from Ethiopia, and from Elam, and from Semnar, and from Emath, and from the islands of the sea.

And he shall set up a standard unto the nations:  and shall assemble the fugitives of Israel and shall gather together the dispersed of Juda, from the four quarters of the earth.

The allusions to Rome as the Gentiles and the reach that it had over the known world are apparent.  Herod rebuilt the temple almost one thousand years after the original was built.  He succeeded where the Jews failed when under Persian rule about 539 BCE.  A little further on in Isaias 11:15-16, we find a further allusion to Rome by mentioning a highway by which the remnants of God’s people would return to the temple.  This seems to be a reference to the Apian Way, which was one of Rome’s earliest military routes and probably also figures into Templarism as the Templars guarded the road to Jerusalem.  As well, the seven streams being passed through “in their shoes” seems an allusion to the seven hills of Rome.  And the second temple comes under the aegis of the Roman eagle.

And the Lord shall lay waste the tongue of Egypt and shall lift up his hand over the river in the strength of his spirit:  and he shall strike it in the seven streams so that men may pass through it in their shoes.

And there shall be a highway of the remnant of my people, which shall be left from the Assyrian:  as there was for Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.


The word ‘aegis’ has been chosen carefully.  It’s etymology shows its origin to be Greek (the shield of Zeus) with the Greeks being the spiritual progenitors of Rome as well as the spiritual inheritors of Egypt; Aegyptus in Greek.  Notably, the Founding Fathers of America would base their model of government on those of both Greece and Rome, which brings us back to Ezeckiel and the prophecy of the restoration of Israel.  With America’s deep connection with Israel, acutely pointed out to the world by contemporary Muslim extremists, Ezeckiel 36:24-30 & 33-35 seems immanent, giving us the third temple under the aegis of the American eagle.

For I will take you from among the Gentiles and will gather you together out of all countries and will bring you to your own land.

And I will pour upon you clean water and you shall be cleansed from all your filthiness:  and I will cleanse you from all your idols.

Ad I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you:  and I will take away the stone heart out of your flesh and will give you a heart of flesh.

And I will put my spirit in the midst of you:  and I will cause you to walk in my commandments and to keep my judgments and do them.

And you shall dwell in the land which I gave your fathers:  and you will be my people and I will be your God.

And I will multiply the fruit of the tree and the increase of the field, that you bear no more the reproach of famine among the nations.

Thus saith the Lord God:  In the day that I shall cleanse you from all your iniquities and shall cause the cities to be inhabited and shall repair the ruinous places,

And the desolate land shall be filled, which before was waste in the sight of all that passed by,

They shall say:  This land that was untilled is become as a garden of pleasure:  and the cities that were abandoned and desolate and destroyed are peopled and fenced.

Ezeckiel 40-48 describes in detail the new temple with the land to be divided by the 12 tribes equally.  Of course, the tribes are the Zodiac as discussed above and Israel is the human race with its cleansing being the redemption of matter as the light is brought both into it and out from it as described above in Revelation.  Ezeckiel 37-39 prophecies that the “dry bones” of the dead will be resurrected and those people will form an army that will conquer “the land of Magog, the chief prince of Mosoch and Thubal.”  Mogog is specifically, Iraq but the whole of the Middle East and the Muslim world is referenced as they are also called in Ezeckiel, “Persians, Ethiopians and Libyans.”  The key yet is to see if Israel can get control of the ‘Dome of the Rock, so valuable to Muslims as the place where Mohammed is said to have ascended to Heaven.  This is built over the front entrance to Solomon’s temple and the Muslim’s are resisting any excavation effort as it could weaken the structural integrity of the foundation upon which the Mosque that is at the sight of the Dome is built.

George Washington's Visions / Prophecies

George Washington's vision is recorded at the Library of Congress


Valley Forge, the winter of 1777, American forces were fighting against the British, the most powerful nation in the world. Many believe that only 3% of the American people took part in the struggle for independence, while "Tories" gave aid and comfort to the British cause.

"This afternoon, as I was sitting at this table engaged in preparing a dispatch, something seemed to disturb me. Looking up, I beheld standing opposite me a singularly beautiful female. So astonished was I, for I had given strict orders not to be disturbed, that it was some moments before I found language to inquire the cause of her presence. A second, a third and even a fourth time did I repeat my question, but received no answer from my mysterious visitor except a slight raising of her eyes.

"By this time I felt strange sensations spreading through me. I would have risen but the riveted gaze of the being before me rendered volition impossible. I assayed once more to address her, but my tongue had become useless, as though it had become paralyzed.

"A new influence, mysterious, potent, irresistible, took possession of me. All I could do was to gaze steadily, vacantly at my unknown visitor, Gradually the surrounding atmosphere seemed as if it had become filled with sensations, and luminous. Everything about me seemed to rarify, the mysterious visitor herself becoming more airy and yet more distinct to my sight than before. I now began to feel as one dying, or rather to experience the sensations which I have sometimes imagined accompany dissolution. I did not think, I did not reason, I did not move; all were alike impossible. I was only conscious of gazing fixedly, vacantly at my companion.

"Presently I heard a voice saying, `Son of the Republic, look and learn,' while at the same time my visitor extended her arm eastwardly. I now beheld a heavy white vapor at some distance rising fold upon fold. This gradually dissipated, and I looked upon a strange scene. Before me lay spread out in one vast plain all the countries of the world; Europe, Asia, Africa and America. I saw rolling and tossing between Europe and America the billows of the Atlantic, and between Asia and America lay the Pacific.

" `Son of the Republic' said the same mysterious voice as before, `look and learn,' At that moment I beheld a dark, shadowy being, like an angel, standing, or rather floating in mid-air, between Europe and America. Dipping water out of the ocean in the hollow of each hand, he sprinkled some upon America with his right hand, while with his left hand he cast some on Europe. Immediately a cloud raised from these countries, and joined in mid-ocean. For a while it remained stationary, and then moved slowly westward, until it enveloped America in its murky folds. Sharp flashes of lightning gleamed through it at intervals, and I heard the smothered groans and cries of the American people.

"A second time the angel dipped water from the ocean, and sprinkled it out as before. The dark cloud was then drawn back to the ocean, in whose heaving billows it sank from view. A third time I heard the mysterious voice saying, `Son of the Republic, look and learn,' I cast my eyes upon America and beheld villages and towns and cities springing up one after another until the whole land from the Atlantic to the Pacific was dotted with them.

"Again, I heard the mysterious voice say, `Son of the Republic, the end of the century cometh, look and learn.' At this the dark shadowy angel turned his face southward, and from Africa I saw an ill-omened spectre approach our land. It flitted slowly over every town and city of the latter. The inhabitants presently set themselves in battle array against each other. As I continued looking I a saw bright angel, on whose brow rested a crown of light, on which was traced the word `Union,' bearing the American flag which he placed between the divided nation, and said, `Remember ye are brethren.' Instantly, the inhabitants, casting from them their weapons became friends once more, and united around the National Standard.

"And again I heard the mysterious voice saying, `Son of the Republic, look and learn.' At this the dark, shadowy angel placed a trumpet to his mouth, and blew three distinct blasts; and taking water from the ocean, he sprinkled it upon Europe, Asia and Africa. Then my eyes beheld a fearful scene: from each of these countries arose thick, black clouds that were soon joined into one. Throughout this mass there gleamed a dark red light by which I saw hordes of armed men, who, moving with the cloud, marched by land and sailed by sea to America. Our country was enveloped in this volume of cloud, and I saw these vast armies devastate the whole country and burn the villages, towns and cities that I beheld springing up. As my ears listened to the thundering of the cannon, clashing of swords, and the shouts and cries of millions in mortal combat, I heard again the mysterious voice saying, `Son of the Republic, look and learn.' When the voice had ceased, the dark shadowy angel placed his trumpet once more to his mouth, and blew a long and fearful blast.

"Instantly a light as of a thousand suns shone down from above me, and pierced and broke into fragments the dark cloud which enveloped America. At the same moment the angel upon whose head still shone the word Union, and who bore our national flag in one hand and a sword in the other, descended from the heavens attended by legions of white spirits. These immediately joined the inhabitants of America, who I perceived were well nigh overcome, but who immediately taking courage again, closed up their broken ranks and renewed the battle.

"Again, amid the fearful noise of the conflict, I heard the mysterious voice saying, `Son of the Republic, look and learn.' As the voice ceased, the shadowy angel for the last time dipped water from the ocean and sprinkled it upon America. Instantly the dark cloud rolled back, together with the armies it had brought, leaving the inhabitants of the land victorious!

"Then once more I beheld the villages, towns and cities springing up where I had seen them before, while the bright angel, planting the azure standard he had brought in the midst of them, cried with o loud voice" `While the stars remain, and the heavens send down dew upon the earth, so long shall the Union last.' And taking from his brow the crown on which blazoned the word `UNION,' he placed it upon the Standard while the people, kneeling down, said, `Amen.'

"The scene instantly began to fade and dissolve, and I at last saw nothing but the rising, curling vapor I at first beheld. This also disappearing, I found myself once more gazing upon the mysterious visitor, who, in the same voice I had heard before, said, `Son of the Republic, what you have seen is thus interpreted: three great perils will come upon the Republic. The most fearful is the third, but in this greatest conflict the whole world united shall not prevail against her. Let every child of the Republic learn to live for his God, his land and the Union. With these words the vision vanished, and I started from my seat and felt that I had seen a vision wherein had been shown to me the birth, progress and destiny of the United States."


In his farewell address, Washington spoke of several avenues of tyranny, including selfish ambition (with pretended patriotism,) collusion of powers, usurpation and precedence of usurpation, debt, foreign influence, and rank party politics.

As for collusion of powers, he warned, "The habits of thinking in a free country should inspire caution in those entrusted with its administration to confine themselves within their respective constitutional spheres, avoiding in the exercise of the powers of one department to encroach upon another. The spirit of encroachment tends to consolidate the powers of all the departments in one and thus to create, whatever the form of government, a real despotism."

On usurpation, he warned, "If, in the opinion of the people, the distribution or modification of the constitutional powers be in any particular wrong, let it be corrected by an amendment in the way which the Constitution designates. But let there be no change by usurpation; for though this, in one instance, may be the instrument of good, it is the customary weapon by which free governments are destroyed. The precedent must always greatly overbalance in permanent evil any partial or transient benefit which the use can at any time yield."