Thursday, 26 October 2017

Cult of Aton - part 8: The serpent

It's not only buildings and public art that have been included with hidden in plain sight symbolism in cities. It can also be found on city layouts. Looking at cities from satellite images reveals sometimes quite interesting details.

Here's an example from my home-country's capital Helsinki:

Arabianranta, Helsinki, Finland

At first glimpse, it doesn't really look like anything.

Look again:

Who would use serpent symbolism? Have a guess.

Masonic symbolism: the serpent

Masonic symbolism: the ouroboros serpent

Masonic symbolism: the ouroboros serpent

Masonic staff with the serpent

Masonic art: the orphic egg and the serpent

Templar symbolism: the serpent

Moses (Akhenaton) and the brazen serpent

Masonic snake fastener for aprons

The serpent is one of the oldest symbols humankind has ever used. Its history is very long and it has many side tracks - so many that it would be impossible to cover everything in one blog post.

In masonic context, it goes back to the origins of the Cult of Aton in ancient Egypt. It was a royal symbol of the members of the Egyptian royal families.

Akhenaton wearing a serpent on his forehead

Nefertiti - the wife of Akhenaton - wearing a serpent on her forehead

But the serpent symbol was much older than the dynastic period of ancient Egypt. Before kings and queens it was the symbol of the ancient priestly class. They were the stellar priests, master astronomers and astrologers, the keepers of the ancient wisdom and knowledge, and called serpent priests.
"The priests of the sun at Heliopolis, as well as at other places, employed the symbol of the serpent, as did the pharaohs." - Michael Tsarion (The Irish Origins of Civilization, vol 2)

What the history books wont tell you, is the fact that these people who gave birth to the high civilization of ancient Egypt came from Ireland. Yes, they were ancient druids whose symbol was the serpent.
"The pharaohs wore the serpent on their headgear and the serpent was the symbol of the Magi of Ireland, the Naddreds, or Druids."  - Michael Tsarion (The Irish Origins of Civilization, vol 1)
"The high king of ancient Ireland was known as Nuada or Nada or Nuah. The name is a variation of Naddred, meaning "wise serpent"" - ibid

To get the big picture of the ancient historical connection between Ireland and Egypt, I highly recommend you to read The Irish Origins of Civilization (or see the video lecture of it) by the great Micheal Tsarion.

So why do the masons of today use so much serpent symbolism? The serpent represents wisdom. "The Elite" and the leaders of the Cult of Aton (which masonry is a branch of) consider themselves as the keepers of the esoteric knowledge and wisdom of the ancient druids. But unfortunately the way they use this knowledge and wisdom is very corrupted. The druids used it for the benefit of the humankind. In the hands of "the Elite" this ancient knowledge has turned into a weapon of control. Their knowledge of the occult is only for the corrupt insiders of their inner circles of power - not for you and me.

Jesus said, "The Pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys of knowledge and hidden them. They themselves have not entered, nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to. You, however, be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves" - (Gospel of Thomas)

Monday, 9 October 2017


A sculpture called Engagement in Helsinki, Finland, continues the pattern of masonic and tarot symbolism hidden in plain sight all over the city. Designed by Dennis Oppenheim, the esoteric themes are not only in the details of the sculpture, but also in the location.

Helsinki art museum introduction:
Dennis Oppenheim's Engagement comprises two diamond rings attached to each other. The rings are painted steel and the house-like diamonds are made of acrylic plates and have an electric light inside. The rings symbolize marriage while the houses symbolize the home and family. The dynamics of marriage requires that a balance be struck between two people with different backgrounds. Also, every union includes the possibility of a break up. In Oppenheim's piece, this dynamic arises from the small distance separating the rings, which lean away from each other.
Dennis Oppenheim is an American avant-gardist whose career began in the 1960s. He is known especially for his Land Art and performances, but his work includes installations and sculpture, many of which can be seen in public locations. Works from his Engagement series have also been temporarily shown in New York and Leoben in Austria. The Helsinki City Art Museum acquired Engagement in 1998. Nine metres high piece was erected in the central square in Ruoholahti by the canal and unveiled in the artist's presence on October 10, 2000. Ruoholahti is a new housing district near the city centre, built in the 1990s in a former industrial zone.


Isn't it funny how the tops of the "diamond-houses" look like the masonic pyramid?

Masonic pyramid in the one dollar bill

Although the sculpture has this masonic motif, the main theme of the hidden in plain sight symbolism is once again about tarot.

The exoteric symbolism is obviously about marriage. This is a little hint for the esoteric level of the symbolism. Another hint is in the positioning of the rings. If you look at it from a certain angle, it resembles a pair of horns.

Marriage and horns, what have you got?

In tarot, the card of marriage is The Devil. The ruler of the card is Capricorn, the sign of Saturn. Horns and rings, get it?

Horns and rings

The location of the sculpture is carefully selected. There are two other Devil sculptures in Helsinki, Elias Lönnrot memorial and Work (one of the four pedestal statues of the Statue of Alexander II). On map, these three sculptures are exactly on the same straight line.

From left to right: Engagement, Elias Lönnrot memorial and Work

Elias Lönnrot memorial (upside down Devil)


More examples of hidden in plain sight tarot statues on page Esoteric statues.