July 18, 2009
from VigilantCitizen Website
During the last years, a new trend appeared in Hollywood: secret societies being at the center of movie intrigues.
Some might find this surprising since secret societies are supposed to be… well… secret. Many people in the movie industry are part of those Brotherhoods so what is the reasoning behind this?
We’ll look at the myth Hollywood is trying to create by examining “National Treasure” and “Angels and Demons”.
A decade ago, movies about Freemasonry or the Illuminati were rare and far apart (see here a nice list of Masonic references in movies).
There has however been a major switch during the last decade. The world wide public has witnessed major blockbuster movies featuring those Brotherhoods at the center of the story.
Their exoteric symbols are abundantly displayed and some of their history is even explained.
I believe an important change is taking place in the communication strategies of these elite societies.
The advent of the digital age, where any individual can create and publish content has rendered the secrecy of such organizations impossible. Self-published websites, books, documentaries, DVDs and other medias have exposed many secrets of Masonry and other orders. Information which could only be found in rare and exclusive books is now a Google search away.
I have encountered some Masons who were
astonished by the level of knowledge possessed by the ”profane”. Those types
of Masonic scholars, who aren’t actually initiated into the Brotherhood,
were very rare not too long ago.
The strategy is :
Through Hollywood and best-selling books, secret societies are being introduced to the average Joe but with one BIG condition: the public is given a distorted, caricatured and romantic portrayal of secret societies.
We are introducing in pop culture a mythical lore around secret societies, associating them with fascinating symbols, treasures hunts and exotic adventures. The viewers believe they are actually learning facts about Freemasonry or the Illuminati and they leave the movies with a sense of wonder, fascination and admiration. Those feelings are however based on totally erroneous facts, dubious explanations and fairy tale story telling.
After viewing those movies, the viewer has a positive predisposition concerning those orders and will be less inclined to believe and research conspiracies related to them.
This blockbuster adventure movie was produced by Walt Disney Pictures, a brand that guarantees family-friendly entertainment.
So parents can bring their kids and enjoy a
nice, wholesome, Masonic disinformation session. The movie revolves around a
treasure hunt based on clues left by prominent Masons on the Declaration of
The Freemasons are not an all-American institution, as the movie insinuates.
It is a European secret society dating from the
Middle-Ages, who opened lodges in North America to expand its reach. The
goal of Masonry is not to “protect a great Templar treasure”, it is an
ancient order of builders who incorporated into its rites, over the years,
teachings of the Templars, Rosicrucians and the Illuminati.
Their conflicting interests with
Catholic church ultimately lead to their persecution and demise.
In other words, it’s good publicity.
So the “educational” part of the movie gives in fact a mythical and romantic story of Freemasonry.
Some viewers might view this distortion as fact, others will associate everything Masonic to a fairytale. The important thing is that the truth about Freemasonry is concealed behind a veil of mythology.
Interesting choice of transition between the face of the grandfather telling the story and the Pyramid of Gizeh.
His eye becomes the All-Seeing Eye of the Great Architect.
Esoteric Meaning of the Movie
Masonic Washington Monument – “As Above, So Below”
(warning: major spoilers ahead)
Like all true mythological stories, National
Treasure has an exoteric meaning for the ignorant masses and an esoteric
meaning for the initiates. If the exoteric story is meant to mislead the
public, the esoteric meaning carries however great truths about occult
brotherhoods. Here’s the hidden meaning.
This treasure disappeared for a thousand years
from the Western world, which corresponds to the early Christian period. The
movie says that it was eventually discovered by the Knights Templar in
Jerusalem, under the Temple Solomon (the Freemasons’ sacred building) and
brought it back to Europe. This knowledge then migrated to the USA through
The torch represents the Luciferian doctrine of American Freemasonry instituted by Albert Pike.
In the highest degrees, Lucifer is taught to be the “light bearer”, the god of Good who shows to path to illumination.
Back to the story.
Ben Gates, with his Luciferian torch finds the
path to illumination and obtains access to an infinite source of knowledge.
During the scene where the heroes look around the treasure room, they find
very significant items: Scrolls from the Library of Alexandria, Egyptian
statues and other artifacts from the Antiquity. All of those objects refer
to the occult knowledge that has been communicated through the ages through
Flashing his Masonic ring, the representative of the law says “someone has to go to jail” for the stealing of the Declaration of Independence. The next scene shows the ”bad guys” (the non-Masons) getting arrested, even if they did not actually steal the Declaration.
We see here a blatant example of the Masonic oath superseding the law.
The FBI agent willfully ignored the law to help his Masonic brother.
Then end of the movie shows the heroes rich and
happy. There’s no esoteric meaning to this, it is just a sappy Disney
Angels and Demons
This movie is based on Dan Brown’s novel which focuses on the Illuminati and its war against the Catholic Church.
The hero runs across Rome to save
Vatican from a mega-bomb which was set up by Illuminati agents to
blow at midnight. The first page of Dan Brown’s book claims that “the
Illuminati was factual”, inciting the readers to take everything written in
the book as facts. They should not do so.
Here are some of his claims:
The Bavarian Illuminati has dissolved some years after its creation.
Researchers however say that the Illuminati has
successfully integrated itself within modern Freemasonry. Illuminati
thinkers believed that worldwide reach of Masonic lodges represented the
ideal platform for the propagation of their ideals.
Nowadays, the Illuminati is considered to be a hidden order which recruits within Freemasonry potent candidates for the continuation of its agenda.
Dan Brown’s work has mostly been focused on
secret societies. There is an important reason why he has the full support
of Hollywood: his works serve the agenda of disinformation.
The only true way to make the masses turn their back on Christianity is not by destroying the Vatican, but by changing the way people see their religious elite. In that optic, the movie itself is the bomb against the Vatican. Even if the Church, with the help of Robert Langdon, apparently prevails at the end of the movie, the viewer of Angels and Demons has spent two hours seeing all the symbols, rituals and figures of Catholicism being desecrated.
Some examples: Robert Langdon destroys the archives of the Vatican, candidates for papacy are kept in cages like animals, one candidate is crucified and burned inside a church, the tomb of the defunct Pope is opened to reveal his grossly deformed face, etc.
All those scenes have a strong symbolic meaning which deeply affect the conscientiousness of the viewers.
The holy and divine aura surrounding the Vatican is replaced by gruesome deaths, destruction and corruption. The whole movie depicts the institution as an inadequate, stubborn and reactionary relic of the past.
To top it off, the viewers learn that the whole
“Illuminati” thing was a big setup, masterminded by the son of the Pope (yes
apparently, the Pope had a son) to take his position. So the movie
tells the viewer that the Illuminati doesn’t even exist and that the
Church is so corrupted that its members are ready to commit the most
horrendous sins to obtain power.
Through this movie, the real Illuminati denies its own existence while still carrying out its plan to destroy organized religions by constant indoctrination.
The age old struggle for power between the Catholic Church and occult orders is taking place on our movie screens and we can clearly see who is winning.
These works are now appearing as a result of the democratization of information, which allows regular people to access information which was previously inaccessible. These movies serve the same purpose as occult symbols: to reveal and to conceal.
They reveal to the initiates while they mislead the profane.
Hollywood movies have been used to promote numerous agendas such as the Vietnam war, the fear of Communism, the fear of Islamic terrorism, the promotion of American values, etc.
The movies analyzed above simply promote a new
agenda, which is disinformation about secret societies.