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The world is a confusing place in these years of turmoil; we were trying to make sense of it out of the emerging pattern of world-wide conflict and civil unrest. Now the other hermits were both historians, whereas my background was as a scientist, therefore I am often ignorant of the historical background of events.
I am trying to learn!
During the recent ‘Occupy’ protests we noted with some amusement the Guy Fawkes’ masks worn by some of the protesters. This made me look into the history of these masks, (I well knew the history of the original Guy Fawkes). During my trawl through the internet I saw an item about a protest outside Bohemian Grove, and that is what spurred the rest of the search.
I believed what I first read, that Bohemian Grove was a place where the rich and famous, including the top American politicians, went for a ‘holiday’ where they behaved stupidly, but the whole thing was simply ‘men behaving badly’. But there was also the information that the development of the atomic bombs used against Japan in World War II had been discussed at the Grove. So were there two aspects of this secret rich boys camping site? I next discovered that there was a ceremony at the start of the camp in front of a huge owl where ‘dull care’ was burnt. I discussed this with the others, but the Whale thought that this was probably analogous to the Christian penitential services where everyone writes their sins on a piece of paper which is then burnt. To put my own mind at rest that this was so, I returned to the internet. Then I found Alex Jones’ web site, and realized the true import of the ceremony at Bohemian Grove. It is not just a pseudo-religious farce, it is not even a Pagan Rite - praying to a God they know not. It is pure Satanism. I do not mean that everyone who goes to the Grove is a Satanist. But that the ceremony certainly is. What else can you call something that enacts the sacrifice of a human being burnt alive on an altar in front of a 40ft high figure of an owl, by ‘priests’ complete with bishop’s mitres and crosiers. What is truly disturbing is that the ‘victim’ is heard over the loud speakers screaming as he is set alight, and whilst his body is burning, a ring of crosses around the lake burst into flames. The ‘victim’ is the size of a child. This was secretly filmed by Alex James and Mike Hanson in July 2000, and here is the link to a 10 minute video taken from the full video. The full film and information can be seen via Alex James’ web site or on you-tube, and Mike Hanson’s book ‘Bohemian Grove – Cult of Conspiracy’ ISBN 0-595-32674-9 makes fascinating but horrific reading. Due to some of its content I would advise it not to be left where children could browse through it. Past and present members of the Bohemian Club include every Republican president since Calvin Coolidge, and several of the Democratic presidents (according to information published in 2004), for a further list of some of the past and present members see Wikipedia.
Following on from trying to find the most reliable sources about Bohemian Grove, I thought I had better find out about the Illuminati. This was started in Germany in the 18th century by Adam Weishaupt. It is basically a gnostic religion ( that is one in which the higher you climb the more ‘secret’ wisdom you are entitled to know); "we shall labor at the contrivance of means to drive by degrees the enemies of reason and of humanity out of the world. and to establish a peculiar morality and religion fitted for the great society of mankind.". "Of all the means I know to lead men, the most effectual is a concealed mystery. The hankering of the mind is irresistible." It is NOT Christian. However he was keen that people would not realize that fact: “The most wonderful thing of all is that the distinguished Lutheran and Calvinist theologians who belong to our order really believe that they see in it (Illuminati) the true and genuine sense of Christian Religion. Oh mortal man, is there anything you cannot be made to believe?”. He also felt that the Freemasons would be useful to his organisation, and so he advised that the Illuminati should become Masons. "The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always concealed by another name, and another occupation. None is fitter than the lower degrees of Freemasonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it. Next to this, the form of a learned or literary society is best suited to our purpose". The above quotes were taken from this site. However, the Freemasons, who want to have influence from inside the existing structures, were not so keen to have their organisation used by a group which wanted to dismantle society so as to reform it in their own image, and so various Lodges over the years are on record as having asked Illuminati members to leave. But members of the Illuminati are still in the Masons, and use the Masons as a recruiting ground as some have testified. According to some sites the Illuminati disappeared when it was banned in Germany in 1784 and Adam Weishaupt fled to France. The modern Illuminati may have descended straight from the Bavarian Illuminati, or may just have been influenced by it. I cannot tell, but it doesn't really matter.
Whilst researching the Illuminati I had seen a site which tied up the Illuminati with the Jacobites and the French Revolution. I thought that would probably turn out to be just conspiracy theory, but looking into that gave me a surprise. I found a Google book about the French Revolution by Abbe Barruel entitled the Jabobites and I started reading, to find out that everything in book was about the Illuminati. Now Abbe Barruel was born around the same time as Adam Weishaupt and would have been in France when he arrived from Germany, so his information should be accurate. So it seems probable that the Illuminati were involved in the French Revolution or at least influenced the Jacobites. Pondering on something that Adam Weishaupt said, that he would replace the word Christianity with the word Reason, and the way that the French Revolutionaries brought in the goddess Reason, there may well have been that link. Adam Weishaupt himself returned to Catholism before his death, as noted by the church in Gothe which he built: "Reconciled to the Catholic Church, which as a youthful professor, he had doomed to death and destruction".
To turn to the Freemasons, as I have said, they seem to be more interested in controlling business and societies by using their contacts and influence within the existing infrastructure. But they are still based on a gnostic system of ‘knowledge’ pertaining to the various levels one attains, still base their rituals on the ancient pagan rites, and are not Christian. That may indeed surprise many members of the masons; after all they normally have a Bible on the altar. But to quote the official Freemason site mastermason.com: "Freemasonry as a body is indifferent to religion ... Freemasonry, not being a religion by any definition, does not "worship" any specific Supreme Being." (the quote comes in the middle of a VERY long page which is why I have quoted rather than linked to the page). Officially the book on the altar may be the ‘sacred’ book of any religion, including the Buddhist scriptures. And in this ‘tolerant’ secret society they will not tolerate the inclusion of Jesus Christ in their prayers. Two ex-masonic Grand Masters only discovered this late in their rise up the masonic ladder as you can read for yourself via this link. Membership of secret societies such as the Freemasons is still banned by the Catholic Church, the Greek and Russian Orthodox Church, many Islamic countries, and parts of some other Christian groups. Perhaps after following the above links you will be able to see why.
The ‘Rock’ had asked me to look up the Bilderberg group some time ago, and now I thought I had better do so. It turns out to be a group of political, financial and royal personages who meet to discuss the ordering of Europe, and indeed the world. It started as a meeting including Prince Berhardt of the Netherlands in the Bilderberg Hotel in Amsterdam in the 1950's. At this meeting they decided to meet every year and the number of attendees have greatly increased. See Wikipedia's list of past attendees. This year’s meeting (2011) was in Switzerland and in the list of known attendees were members from several Royal families including Queen Sofia of Spain, two delegates from China, various big-wigs from finance and commerce including Google, Facebook and Microsoft, and political figures from Europe, Canada and America. Included in the delegates from Britain were Peter Mandelson and George Osborne. The head of the NATO was also in attendance as was the U.S. Secretary of Defence. Included in their agenda this year was apparently the promoting the expansion of the ‘Arab Spring’ and censoring the internet. According to one of the delegates there were several mentions of the world being overpopulated, and that wars would help in reducing the population! I didn’t find any of the British Royal family on the attendance list for the last two years, but Prince Charles has attended in the past, and the Queen and Prince Phillip have visited Bohemian Grove. In fact, there is a considerable overlap in the lists of the Bilderberg group, Bohemian Grove, and the Skull and Bones Club.
The Skull and Bones Club is a Yale secret society. They meet in what looks like a purpose built mausoleum, and have a strange initiation ceremony involving being carried in a coffin and various things to do with bones. Just student high-jinks? May be, and when it was founded in 1830 it may well have been thoroughly innocent. But a look at the history of the club and the activity of its members and alumini in the first half of the 20th century is fascinating. Put simply, it appears that Averil Harriman’s widow in 1910 financed the setting up of the Eugenics research centre in New York, and the Rockefellers in 1928 financed the setting up of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Eugenics in pre-Nazi Germany, Ernst Rudin, later Hitler’s chief racial hygienist, was incharge of this unit. Another ‘Bonesman’ Prescott Bush (the father of President George Bush senior) and Prescott’s father-in-law George Herbert Walker were involved in the financial dealings of the Nazi regim; his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act. Of course, this does not mean that the Yale Society is in itself involved in any conspiracy, as the Rockefellers and the Bushs are also senior members of the Bohemian grove. Further details can be found in Mike Hanson’s book.
So did all this reading change me into a Conspiracy believer? I suppose it has. I think that many of these people involved in these secret meetings do not realize that they are doing anything wrong. But there does seem to be this move to try to fix the whole world by making it into one system, economic and political, and the system that would be imposed would of course be the 'right' one, because it is the one that this group of international high-flyers believes in. But they also believe in urinating on trees in public, and enacting child sacrifice to a man-made 40ft idol. Would you trust them with a One World Government?
There is only one God, the Almighty, the Holy Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
The Bohemian and Bilderberg groups etc. are basically building a tower of Babel; and as it says in Psalm 126:
“If the Lord does not build the house, in vain do its builders labour; if the Lord does not watch over the city, in vain does the watchman keep vigil”.
It is a house built on sand, for as Christ said:
“Every one who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house upon the sand;
and the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.”
But be not afeared,
“I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear him!
Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered.
you are of more value than many sparrows.”