Again we continue this stroll through this mix mash of medieval theology which was itself a recovery of scraps of pagan theology itself. There is an organizing framework within that we may well never truly fully understand as so much was suppressed. A lot of that, quite rightly, but as usual the good went as well.
Still good stuff. The whole antiquarian discipline has largely been forgotten and needs to be revived in academic circles as it does inform a deeper understanding of history as opposed to the perusal of offical memos.
Ample material here though as this represents a lifetime of collection.
The arms of the City of London
Illustrations from The British Edda by L.A. Waddell. In fig. 41, the 9 crosses together form another symbol, the double-barred Cross of Lorraine
Once again, we have a connection here with Mete/Baphomet when Waddell says that Medusa is “also as Bur-Mioth (‘Pro-metheus’) otherwise entitled Miot.” In addition to connecting with her Gnostic title of Pronoia (‘forethought, providence,’ same meaning as Prometheus), “Bur-Mioth” brings to mind Behemoth, same as the Persian Bahumed, a.k.a. Bafomid, and thus, Baphomet, according to Hammer-Purgstall.
Also, Waddell’s interpretation of his translated texts as describing St. George killing Medusa makes sense if we take seriously what J.M. Roberts said in A History of Europe, stating that “St. George only acquired his heroic repute as a dragon-killer in the twelfth century (possibly by confusion with the Greek hero, Perseus,” the one known for killing Medusa and for riding a white horse, like St. George. The fact that Perseus put the Gorgon’s head on his shield also reminds me of the story of the alleged hero Ottone Visconti taking the emblem of the biscione from the shield of the Saracen he defeated and putting it on his own. That story too, as I have proven, was projected erroneously back into the twelfth century. It is hard not to think that all of these coincidences somehow add up to something. In the Russian icon below, St. George looks red in skin color, just like the boy being swallowed by the biscione.
St. George of Lydda
We wrote in Baphomet: The Temple Mystery Unveiled that this character was one:
St. George defeating a cockatrice
Various images of Al-Khadir riding a fish
The Green Man at Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland,
But according to Wikipedia, George himself is an Islamic figure as well: Saint George is described as a prophetic figure in Islamic sources. George is venerated by Jews, Christians and Muslims because of his composite personality combining several Biblical, Quranic and other ancient mythical heroes. In some of he is identified with Elijah or Mar Elis, George or Mar Jirjus and in others as al-Khidr. The last epithet meaning the ‘green prophet,’ is common to both Christian and Muslim folk piety. Samuel Curtiss who visited an artificial cave dedicated to him where he is identified with Elijah, reports that childless Muslim women used to visit the shrine to pray for children. Per tradition, he was brought to his place of martyrdom in chains, thus priests of Church of St. George chain the sick especially the mentally ill to a chain for overnight or longer for healing. This is sought after by both Muslims and Christians. The same article quotes from Elizabeth Anne Finn’s Home in the Holy land (1866): St. George killed the dragon in this country; and the place is shown close to Beyroot. Many churches and convents are named after him. The church at Lydda is dedicated to St. George; so is a convent near Bethlehem, and another small one just opposite the Jaffa gate, and others beside. The Arabs believe that St. George can restore mad people to their senses, and to say a person has been sent to St. George’s is equivalent to saying he has been sent to a madhouse.The article cites J. E. Hanauer’s 1907 book Folklore of the Holy Land: Muslim, Christian and Jewish to say that Christians saw this same shrine as the tomb of George, and Jews saw it as the tomb of Elijah. Furthermore, the same article quotes G.A. Smith’s Historic Geography of the Holy Land thusly:The Mahommedans who usually identify St. George with the prophet Elijah, at Lydda confound his legend with one about Christ himself. Their name for Antichrist is Dajjal, and they have a tradition that Jesus will slay Antichrist by the gate of Lydda. The notion sprang from an ancient bas-relief of George and the Dragon on the Lydda church. But Dajjal may be derived, by a very common confusion between n and l, from Dagon, whose name two neighbouring villages bear to this day, while one of the gates of Lydda used to be called the Gate of Dagon.Dagon, mentioned in the bible as the name of a Canaanite demon or “false god,” took the form of a half-man/half-fish just like Oannes. Thus he connects to Jonah/Jonas. Interestingly, around the same time in 2014 the terrorist group ISIS destroyed both an alleged tomb of St. George along with the supposed tombs of Jonah and Seth, both located in Mosul, Iraq.
+Ophite diagram of the cosmos
Left: Cecrops I. Right: Erichthonius.
Considering all of the evidence linking St. George to Lydia/Cappadocia/Phrygia, I would now like to submit for consideration some of the amazing coincidences I found between the European royal house of Ascania, from whence the previously mentioned Ottos called Margraves of Brandenberg, purportedly featured on the “OTTO” coins presented by Hammer-Purgstall. The name of the royal house was named, as Wikipedia puts it, after “Ascania (or Ascaria) Castle, known as Schloss Askanten in German,” which was itself located in and named after Aschersleben, now in Germany. It was founded in 1036 by a man named Esiko, grandson of Odo I, Margrave of the Saxon Ostmark. Odo was married to Hidda, sister of Gero, margrave of Geronis.
As in turns out, there is a lake in Turkey that is incredibly historically significant, the name of which was always written in European languages just the same as that of this royal House of Ascania. Its name is said to be derived from the Assyrian Askuza, a name associated with the ancient people called the Scythians. On modern maps of Turkey, the lake is labeled “Isnik,” and the famous town located next to it is known to us as Nicea, where several ecumenical councils were held to decide on the tenets of Christian theology, and where the Byzantine Orthodox “Greek Empire” was based during the Fourth Crusade, when Constantinople was occupied. The name Iznik may even be connected with the victory goddess Nike, as well as Enoch, for, as one source wrote:
Coins featuring Albert I, “the Bear,” Margrave of Brandenberg, circa 1100
Templar seals: Left: Star and crescent. Right: Mosque on Temple Mount
Fomenko is not the first to theorize that the Dark Ages never happened. In 1986, the German Heribert Illig wrote about what is called the “Phantom Time Hypothesis,” evidence of which, he claimed, could be found when looking at the Gregorian calendar reform. Immanuel Velikovsky had suggested something similar in 1952’s Ages in Chaos. When we open yourself up to the possibility of rearranging the chronology of history, it then becomes possible to build an entirely Christ-centric view of history. This is what one of Fomenko’s predecessors and influencers, Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov, another mathematician, did before him when he wrote the potentially revolutionary but little-known book Christ.
Another rendering of the same incident
Douris Cup from Vatican collection, featuring Jason
Tab. III, fig. 9
The Fountain of Life, from the Ghent Altarpiece
Fountain and rivers depicted as sewer system
An alternate depiction of the Fountain of Life: revelers bathe in Christ’s blood
Tab. I, fig. 13, Mysterium Baphometis
Nut and Geb, with erect phallus instead of Shu
Zeus, Ouranos, and Athena, from
The Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall
The Zodiac Man, by Michael of Rhodes
Diagram of unknown origin
Perfect Man reborn from colorectal cloud, Paradox Emblematica, Dionysus A. Freher, 16th-17th century
Sumerian depiction of Golem creation.L.A. Waddell labels this image “The Birth of Cain,” but I think it is more likely to be Seth.
Drawing of a rabbi animating a golem
Flyer from Kiev, 1915: “Christians, take care of your children! March 17 is Jewish Passover.”
Superman appears on Earth. Note cosmic egg/Sun behind him, and pose of Mulier (“The Wife”), a.k.a. “Sign of Baphomet” from Crowley’s AA order dedicated to anal sex rites
From temple at Luxor, comes with inscription: “Water of Life and Good Fortune, rejuvenating thee like thy father Atum.” L.A. Waddell takes “Atum” to be the same figure as Adam
God reposing on the seventh day, from the first Russian engraved Bible
I have many pages of notes I have made about the etymology of this word and its associated syllables. They all have to do with wisdom and sperm. Even the word “mayonnaise,” and the city of Mahon in Spain that it’s said to be native to, are connected, and just think about the implication of that (but not while you’re eating a sandwich, please). The other amazing connections relate directly to the name of the Prophet Mohammed, and also that of the Prophet Mani, founder of the Gnostic movement of Manicheanism.
The Egyptian fertility god Min
Note the symbol for the Multi-National Corps of Iraq, the name of which, in Arabic, in shortened into an acronym with the same letters as the Arabic word for sperm (MNSY). With the one on the right, it looks like the spear is going through the lion’s body. According to Hammer-Purgstall, the Ophites and Templars sacrificed lions because they saw them as symbols of Jaldabaoth, the Demiurge, whom Gnostics depicted as a serpent with the head of a lion. As for the spear with the palm branches coming out, it reminds me very much of a European heraldic device called the Alerion.
Left: Godfrei de Bouillon. Right: His royal device, the alleged inspiration for the Alerion
Godfrei de Bouillon dying, from William of Tyre’s History. What is going on here?
Fascinum, most with wings
The Legend of the Fleur-de-Lys
Left: Arms of Meurthe-et-Moselle. Right: A Merovingian coin inscribed with letters from which Hammer-Purgstall could surely form the name “Mete.”
Woman riding a green penis-shaped dragon
A denarius issued by Quintus Titius allegedly featuring Mutunus Tutunus
Fascinus ejaculates into the Evil Eye
Perseus, by Cellini
El Greco’s John the Apostle, showing John’s symbol, a serpent in a cup. The story, according to Our Christian Symbols by Friedrich Rest, is that “an attempt was made to poison John, but the attempt was unsuccessful because the poison vanished in the form of a serpent.” The image below is from the same book.
Bohemian coin featuring Christ crucified on obverse side, brazen serpent on cross from Numbers 21 8-9 on reverse. The latter healed the Israelites from the bites of “fiery serpents” when they gazed upon it. The former was compared to this in The Gospel of John 3:14-15: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.”
Left: Gorgon head on Byzantine Gnostic amulet. Inscription reads: “Holy, holy, Lord of hosts, in the highest, Blessed!” Right: Medusa by Carvaggio
Left: “The Great Kabbalistic Symbol of The Zohar.” Right: The Kabbalistic image “Zaur Anpin,” both from Magic: A History of its Rites, Rituals and Mysteries, by Eliphas Levi.
Left: Eve tempted by fruit of “genital wisdom.” Right: Both prime parents indulge.
But The Gospel of John couldn’t be more clear about the matter: “Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me.” Therefore, a better illustration, also commonly used by mainstream Christian theologians today, can be found below:
This is something taken quite literally by Kabbalists, who even say, as in The Zohar, that God has taken a concubine, equated with the dark demoness Lilith, who has alienated him from his wife, but that God will return to her at the End of Days and reconcile everything. We see this in Greek mythology, where Zeus takes a second wife, Hera, who is hostile towards all of the demigod children that he then breeds with a variety of human females. But we see from The Apocryphon of John that in the Gnostic view, these sexual identities of God’s various personalities, which they all calling different aeons, are not really distinct unless in the context of breeding. That is, Barbelo (Sophia) seems to be female by virtue of the fact that she gives birth to another aeon. Merely a few lines of text before that, she is described as a “first man,” like Adam.