9 - Do You Want to
Know a Secret?
Solomon’s Temple Revealed
In the last chapter, we discovered the serpent secret of the cult centers of
our globe and their influence on the modern meeting places of religions and
Perhaps the most important of all influences on the most
powerful secret society -
the Freemasons - is the Temple of Solomon. But there
is a deep psychology held within the walls of this temple, one that has
permeated secret societies for millennia. It’s time to take a look at this
There is a journey that we all must take. It is called life. There is no
escaping this journey. We cannot pay somebody to take it for us or to take
the pain and sorrow that frequents our path. Without our mother and father
there would be no help at all from the very start. We would be helpless and
we would, in all likelihood, die.
We are born with no knowledge whatsoever other than some minor genetic
memories, and many of us simply follow the patterns that life, evolution,
and our peers throw at us. We subconsciously assume we must do as our
forefathers; we must follow in their footsteps; we must marry, have
children, get a job, and step onto the roller-coaster of commercialism and
the greed-oriented rat race we know as capitalism or even communism.
is seemingly no way out of this life, and anyway, most of us are enthused by
the chase - for we truly know no different.
All of this is perfectly natural. We are, after all, apes with less hair. We
strive to be the alpha male and female; to be top dog; to fit in with the
society or “tribe” that surrounds us and support the same football team as
our friends. And often that society is just a larger version of our selves;
it is created by groups of selves.
In the times gone by, our ancestors saw through all of this and recognized
that there was another way. They discovered that in order for man to elevate
himself above the level of the brown earth upon which he scrambled, he
needed to alter his internal dialogue.
Man needed to understand himself and
the forces that drive him.
This unique understanding - that there could be a higher goal for mankind,
whether collectively or individually - evolved into what we now know as
Gnosticism. Of course, this is a massive oversimplification and we should
always take into account the mystics - those who have experienced what we
would call otherworldly emotions or visions.
Also, regardless of popular
perception, the Christians were not the only Gnostics and mystics. Gnostic
comes from the Greek word gignoskein meaning, simply, to know.
“one sect of so-called philosopher’s in the first ages of
However, the term is now being used more loosely, and I personally see the
term slightly differently than others, and probably in a controversial
To me, the Greek term implies all-knowledge. This is a kind of knowledge
gained much like plugging ones mind into the World Wide Web and being able
to download every single piece of data in an instant. In the same way, the
true Gnostic, much like the mystic, could supposedly understand all things
in a unique way.
Whether this is the mind tapping into the collective
Akashic records, or any other name given to the process,
does not matter for the purpose of this chapter; the fact remains, it was
believed. And because of this belief, physical manifestations of the
internal belief system emerged the world over.
In this way, the temples of
man were exactly that - Temples of Man.
Gnosis, then, means knowledge of the most esoteric kind, and this is the
story that has been hidden from our eyes for too long. This is the truth of
the secret societies that we on the outside are supposedly too worldly to
So, let us now try our best to comprehend the Temple of Solomon and, in
doing so, let us walk upon holy ground, trodden only by the initiated.
In the years of my own searching, there were times when I would be found at
the feet of the Magi, sitting and listening to the wise words of the Sufi,
joining in the debate at a more enlightened Freemasonic Lodge. I was
learning and viewing the process with an open ear and an open eye, and yet
also balancing it all with the knowledge of modern science and reductionism.
Both worlds, the one of the esoteric and the one of science, are useless
apart - both are needed today if we are to truly understand.
So down to the facts about the Temple of Solomon. We are sadly lacking in
any archaeological evidence, regardless of what you read on some literal
fundamentalist Website. What we are told is that in the 10th century B.C.,
the wise King Solomon erected a great temple to the Lord. Unfortunately, if
any of this is true, then we actually find that it was a temple that
encompassed many Pagan religions.
According to Professor James Pritchard, in his book, Solomon
...the so-called cities of Megiddo, Gezer and Hazor, and
Jerusalem itself were in reality more like villages….Within were relatively
small public buildings and poorly constructed dwellings with clay floors.
The objects reveal a material culture which, even by the standards of the
ancient Near East, could not be judged sophisticated or luxurious…The
‘magnificence’ of the age of Solomon is parochial and decidedly lackluster,
but the first book of Kings implies exactly the opposite. 2
In fact, and in the bright light of day, what we actually have (which most
writers are afraid to say) is no evidence whatsoever for Solomon’s Temple.
We have no evidence for Solomon, other than these peculiar Biblical texts.
Nor do we have any evidence for the Queen of Sheba, or any of the other
characters involved. Instead, there is more depth than could ever be
imagined, more meaning than we would dare to believe.
In The Temple at Jerusalem: A Revelation, John Michell gives us an insight
to the real meaning:
Legends of the Temple describe it as the instrument of a mystical, priestly
science, a form of alchemy by which oppositely charged elements in the earth
and atmosphere were brought together and ritually married. The product of
their union was a spirit that blessed and sanctified the people of Israel.
How right Michell is.
The Temple is an instrument of mystical and priestly
science, or even magic. The secret unravels before our eyes the more we
learn. You see the true Gnostic, the true disciple or perfect one, must be a
man or woman of balance.
He or she must unite the two sides of the mind - the
male and female principles, as they are called. We are all both male and
female, and the alchemists used this concept of balance and revealed it in
their images of the Hermaphrodite (half man and half woman).
Solomon was no real man, and Sheba was no real woman. Instead they were
symbols of this internal and often external process. The whole story of
Solomon, Sheba, and the Temple, which is the perfectly formed body (both
physical and spiritual) is the story of our own psyche.
It is an esoteric
truth, misunderstood in its exoteric form.
Hiram was the son of a Jewish mother and a Phoenician father and is credited
with the decoration of the Temple of Solomon. He was said to have been the,
“son of a widow of the tribe of Naphtali… He cast two bronze pillars” in 1
We must also note something of interest found in 1 Kings 16:
Then he made
two capitals of cast bronze, to set on top of the pillars.
The height of one
capital was 5 cubits; and the height of the other capital was five cubits.
He made a lattice network, with wreaths of chainwork, for the capitals which
were on top of the pillars: seven chains for one capital and seven for the
(Masonic Bible, Collins)
These pillars became known as Joachim, meaning “he establishes” and Boaz,
which means “in him is strength,” and these are now familiar to most modern
Freemasons as central to their own lodge or temple.
Copies of these can be
clearly seen at the infamous
Rosslyn Chapel, as we shall discover.
But what is interesting here is the original text about these pillars.
Firstly, bronze is used for the capitals, just as bronze is used for the
“Brazen Serpent” of Moses and is indicative of the fiery aspect of the
serpent as one of the channels in the kundalini process. Their “heights”
were 5 cubits, matching the five hooded cobras seen across India and atop
many pillars, although the Bible calls them Lilies, which are symbols of
Leading up to these capitals were “wreaths” of “chainwork” - seven on each
pillar. Strangely, these chains were “for the capitals,” so we conclude that
these seven leveled chains (coils) were pointing towards the head (capital)
just as the serpents of the Kundalini do.
There are more real links between Hiram and the serpent. For instance, we
noted previously that he was of the tribe of Naphtali.
The standard of the
tribe of Naphtali, according to Jewish tradition, is a serpent or basilisk,
and this could have come from Egyptian origins, as Jewish tradition states
that Naphtali was the brother of Joseph, chosen to represent the family to
And now I have sent a skillful man, endowed with understanding, Huram
[Hiram] my master [father] craftsman, (the son of a woman of the daughters
of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre), skilled to work in gold and
silver, bronze and iron, stone and wood, purple and blue, fine linen and
crimson, and to make any engraving and to accomplish any plan which may be
given to him, with your skilful men and with the skilful men of my lord
David your father.
(2 Chronicles 2:13–14)
Here, Hiram is said to be a son of the tribe of Dan, which had an emblem - the
serpent, this time with a horse.
Incredibly, there is also a hidden truth and repetitive pattern in this
little statement about the real skills of this literary character. Follow
Hiram is skilled in:
gold and silver
bronze and iron
stone and wood
purple and blue
fine linen and crimson
making any engraving
accomplishing any plan that may be given to him
Note that there are seven “balanced” elements to the skill of the man who
will build the Temple! This is a real clue to the Temple’s secret indeed.
According to this book of Chronicles, Hiram was a cunning man (a word used
for the serpent) endued with understanding, and skillful in the work of
gold, silver, brass, stone, and timber. But he was also credited with
certain tools, which could pierce stone. Stone, as I show in Gnosis, is
symbolic of wisdom and foundation.
Hiram’s tool, therefore, pierced the veil
or even the very root of wisdom.
According to the book of Kings, the Temple was built of stone (or wisdom)
before it was brought to the site - something similar to a prefabricated
building. It was said by tradition that neither hammer, nor axe, nor any
tool of iron was used in the building. So how was it built? This in itself
is a paradox, which can only be answered by the true secret of the Temple
According to Rabbinical teaching, the prefabrication of the Temple was
performed by the Shamir, a giant worm or serpent that could cut stones
(incidentally, worm means serpent). Not dissimilar to Norse and Celtic
beliefs in which Valhalla and Camelot were built with the fire of the
dragon, and in China where building is aided by the serpent energy.
This is a universal concept as can be seen in India, where it was the
serpentine-linked Nagas of fable who escaped their country and took the
architectural wisdom abroad.
The architect gods, such as Thoth of Egypt, are
linked strongly with the serpent wisdom because they are linked with the
building of “Temples of Wisdom” inside our selves.
The real you at the center
The Shamir, according to one legend, had even been placed in the hands of
the Prince of the Sea, 3 which is symbolic of the Prince of Wisdom.
In essence, what we really have here is the Temple of Wisdom being built by
the serpent, and that serpent is none other than that of, or similar to, the
internal kundalini, later to be developed into the Kabbalah.
This is a
psychological training manual, a method of self-improvement, a way for
society to become One, a multilayered method of getting closer to the deity
that resides in each and every one of us, a deity that the ancients saw as
being the same in each of us.
The whole process repeats again and again throughout the Bible.
is reduced (like the alchemical method) and is remade. Then again and again,
until finally the Christ is the temple that is reduced (killed) and then
rises again for the last time. And now, according to the texts, we can all
meet with this Christ and we can all have the knowledge. We just need to
understand that the true Christ is all and in all.
But this hasn’t worked, has it? Man is still,
even now in the 21st century, searching for answers, and so the temple is
being reduced once again...
I say, we should all take a look at our own “temples” and knock them to the
ground. We should then go about rebuilding them in a bigger and better way
than before, just the way the Bible states.
And more than that, we must keep
on doing this until this world of ours has peace and all truly are equal
But we need to beware. All this can sound very wonderful and enticing. In a
way, I am playing a trick upon your mind in the same way that secret
societies often play games of manipulation.
There is truth in the previous
statements for sure - but to gasp in awe at the power of the kundalini simply
because ancient man found it “enlightening” would be foolish, as we shall
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