Last year, in 2016, a new railway station World Trade Center Transportation Hub was opened replacing the old Hudson Terminal on Manhattan, New York City. The main building of the complex is called Oculus, opened on March 4th, 2016.
"The newly built World Trade Center Transportation Hub, designed to resemble a dove but tasked with the job of a phoenix, opens this week, nearly 15 years after the Sept. 11 attacks left Lower Manhattan in ashes.
Oculus, the birdlike structure that is the hub’s focal point, welcomes the public on Thursday, months ahead of the expected opening of connections to 11 New York City subway lines and the underground PATH trains that link New York to New Jersey.
After Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s vision of a dove released into the air from a child’s hands, Oculus has a practical purpose: To rebuild a terminal that was destroyed when the Twin Towers collapsed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. "
On exoteric level the dove is most commonly associated with peace. We all know the biblical story of Noah and the dove with the olive branch. In Christianity, the dove is also the symbol of the Holy Spirit - which is basically the hidden and downplayed feminine aspect of the Holy Trinity.
In older traditions, the dove was a goddess symbol. Venus (or Aphrodite), Ishtar, Astarte and Sophia of the Gnostics were all associated with the dove.
|Dove as the Holy Spirit|
|Christian art: the dove and the olive branch|
When it comes to the esoteric level of the dove symbolism, the dove holding an olive branch has a little hint. All is revealed if you know what the olive branch truly represent.
The olive branch is a symbol the Cult of Aton. It's origins go to the early days of the Cult of Aton in ancient Egypt. More of this in the articles The olive branch and The owl.
|Pharaoh Akhenaton offering an olive branch to the Sun god Aton|
On esoteric level dove has nothing to do with peace - almost the contrary.
The word dove comes from the word david. In biblical context david refers to king David, the hero of the Jews who killed Goliath with a sling. Of course, this story has nothing to do with actual history. It's just one of the many pagan myths the Cult of Aton portrays as their own. In this case the origins go to ancient Ireland and the myth of the Sun god Lugh, who kills the evil one-eyed Balor in a similar fashion. This story is much, much older than any Jewish or Christian tradition. The same motif was used by JRR Tolkien in his Lord of the Rings.
|David defeats Goliath with a sling|
|Lugh defeats Balor with a sling|
|Sauron - the evil eye - gets destroyed by a brave little hobbit|
There is very little historical evidence to support the claim that the biblical king David ever existed.
"There is not a single shred of evidence for any of the implausible biblical characters as they have been presented (Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Saul, Solomon, David, Aaron, and Jesus, etc). This is because they are later interpolations. They were designed to resemble earlier figures who wished to be remembered and lauded even though concealment was their over-arching priority. The bible is their story, their history, its many imperfections a clever mask of mystique designed to evoke reactions of awe, frustration, intrigue, and suspicion. Like tigers, the real figures have hidden behind the "tall grass" of history, so to speak."" - Michael Tsarion (The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2)
In historical context, david is not a name, but a title. Again, we go back to the ancient Egypt. In the 18th dynasty it was a title given to the military commanders. There was no one single David, but many davids.
"However, the title David (from DWD or TWT, meaning "Beloved" - hence TUTankhamen) has been found to refer to the kings of the Egyptian eighteenth dynasty, that is, to the Cult of Aton. The word david was a title given to military commanders. In other words, there was not one "David," but many. The word had a similar meaning to "General" "Field Marshal," or "Commander."" - Michael Tsarion (The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2)
This is why "the Elite" and its "high commanders" use the dove and the Star of David as their insignia.
"We also derive the word dove from David, and the white dove is a frequently used cryptic insignia for the "House" and "Seed" of David, (and therefore for the Cult of Aton). In Latin dove is columba, giving us the Knights of Columbus, the District of Columbia, Christopher Columbus, Columbia Broadcasting Company (CBS), and so on. The dove can also be seen on standards of the British Royal Family, on the Greenpeace logo, on Visa credit cards, and several other corporate emblems." - Michael Tsarion (The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 2)
|Doves on the royal regalia of the British Crown|
|The pope posing for camera with a dove|
|The dove and king Edward VI - with masonic symbols|
|Dove in the OTO logo|
|Masonic symbolism: the dove|
|'Columba' = 'dove'|
It's a very common misconception to say the Star of David is a Jewish symbol. It's actually an atonistic symbol. (Sure, Judaism is one branch of it.) It's the symbol of the davids - the commanders of the Cult of Aton.
|Masonic symbolism: Star of David (with olive branches)|
|Star of David in the Grand Temple of Masonry in London|
|Star of David in the one dollar bill|
|Pope and the Star of David|