I Am East I Am West (1999) is a statue by Pekka Jylhä in North-West Helsinki. The Helsinki Art Museum introduction:
I Am East I Am West consists of a large gilt bird made of bronze that is attached by its wing to a column-like red-painted steel pipe. The piece is 5.5 metres high and the bird's wingspan is about 2 metres. The artist Pekka Jylhä (b. 1955) has described the work as follows: "This work of Environmental Art has emerged and developed from a life on the boundary between two cultures. In my childhood in Ostrobothnia, we lived between two strong religious sects separated by the Lestijoki river. Sometimes it felt like I was forced to live with two separate minds. On the other hand, the boundary was a no-man's land where the sects neutralized each other and life was freer and happier.
"An earlier version of this work is entitled Attack (Galleria Anhava, 1992) after Eetu Isto's painting of the same name from 1899. This earlier version consists of a two-headed black bird that symbolizes fear and danger. "I Am East I Am West is a golden (24 carat!) bird flying high in the sky, symbolizing the pursuit of cultural autonomy, like the flight of a bird that is free to choose its own route between two strong cultures. "The canal flowing into the Baltic, beside which the bird is about to land, is an important element of the piece." I Am East I Am West was unveiled on May 27, 1999. The work belongs to the collections of the Helsinki Art Museum.
|I Am East I Am West|
Notice the language of the introduction text. See how they avoid using the word eagle? Instead they talk about large bird.
Why? Because they are trying to cover the obvious fact, that this sculpture is as masonic as it can get. Beyond any doubt, this is the masonic double-headed eagle. The museum knows it, but chooses not to mention it.
|Masonic symbolism: The Double-headed Eagle|
The name I Am East I Am West refers to the origins of the masonic double-headed eagle - Roman emperor Constantine, the hero of atonism who used the symbol as he united East and West Rome. (Read more.)
|The double-headed eagle of emperor Constantine (Byzantine eagle)|
There is another statue of a double-headed eagle in Helsinki, located in the city center, called The Stone of the Empress.
|The Stone of the Empress|
Having a look of the map reveals something very interesting of these two masonic statues. If you draw a straight line between them, you can see how several statues are located exactly on this same line. There is the statue of President Risto Ryti (1), who was a Freemason, the tarot memorial of another Mason, President Urho Kekkonen (2), masonic Ilmatar and the Scaup (3) and the tarot statue of Aleksis Kivi (4). In addition, on that same line is an ancient prehistoric holy/burial site (5).
|From left to right: I Am East I Am West, ancient burial site (5), Ilmatar and the Scaup (3), statue of President Ryti (1), Urho Kekkonen memorial (2), Aleksis Kivi statue (4) and The Stone of the Empress.|
What are the odds of coincidence having all these statues, with Freemasonry written all over them, on the same geometric line between two statues of double-headed eagle? You do the math.
So what is this "line forming" all about?
"The Elite" believes in many occult arts, including ley lines ("archaic tracks"), geometric alignments, and the manipulation of Earth's energy grid. I know it sounds ridiculous to many, but it's really not that important whether or not you believe in it. Important is to understand that "the Elite" takes it very seriously. For them it's ancient occult science and a matter of great importance.
"Ley lines are hypothetical alignments of a number of places of geographical interest, such as ancient monuments and megaliths." (Wikipedia)
"Most cultures have traditions and words to describe the straight, often geometric alignments that ran across ancient landscapes, connecting both natural and sacred prehistoric structures together. Usually the names given to represent these invisible lines are translated to an equivalent of 'spirit', 'dream', or 'energy' paths. However, apart from the physical presence of the sites themselves, proving the presence of a 'connection' between them is something that researchers have found notoriously elusive." (ancient-wisdom.com)
|On of the most famous ley lines: St. Michael alignment|
It's an ancient art. It's not a coincidence one of the structures on the geometric alignment between the two double-headed eagles is thousands of years old burial site. And it's not a coincidence the burial site is right in the middle of these eagle statues.
|The ancient burial site in Helsinki|
The belief system behind this line forming is all about control. "The Elite" believes the Earth's energy grid has an affect on human mind and consciousness. By manipulating the Earth's natural energy grid, they believe they can manipulate the mind of the people. This geometric alignment in Helsinki is just one small example in one small city. Using geometric alignments with esoterically important structures in cities all over the world, "the Elite" believes they can affect the minds of the people in those cities.
So does it work? Well, let's look at this question from another angle: "The Elite" has studied and preserved the esoteric knowledge of the ancients for thousands of years. Would they go through all that trouble of building these alignments all over the world, if it didn't work?
You tell me.