Oct 26, 2004
from DragonKeyPress Website
Illustration from the magazine Vaincre
showing their vision of a “United States of the West”
Since the time of Clovis I, the Merovingian kings of France have been the rightful heirs to the senior crown of Europe - that of the Holy Roman Empire, although that right has not always been recognized.
The title that Clovis and his descendants were originally given by the Pope when the covenant between the Vatican and the Merovingians first began in 496 A.D. was “New Constantine”, giving him secular authority over the choicest bits of Christian Europe, just like the authority which the namesake of the office, Constantine, had once enjoyed.
But Constantine had been the “thirteenth apostle”, and was responsible for the incorporation of Christianity into the Roman institution. He was therefore also a priest-king, holding spiritual dominion as well as secular dominion, just as previous Roman emperors had done.
But when the later Merovingian kings began to exhibit a desire to exercise their own spiritual authority, which rested partially upon the foundation of their blood relationship to Jesus Christ and King David (they were the descendants of both), it sparked a chain of events that culminated in the assassination of Dagobert II, the last effective Merovingian king, and the loss of the title “New Constantine” for his descendants.
However, the Merovingians appear to have taken their right to the title, and their right to European hegemony, very seriously, in a manner that seems to be rooted in something more ancient than the time of Clovis. They believe, perhaps because of their descent from Christ and King David, or perhaps because of their descent from an even more illustrious ancestor, that they were already entitled to rule over Europe long before it was sanctioned by the Pope.
This “Divine Right” was recognized by their loyal
subjects as well, who regarded the Merovingians as semi-divine
priest-kings, and who formed a cult worshipping Dagobert II after
his death. With a following like that, the Merovingians were not
about to give up their rightful inheritance without a fight.
Charlemagne too was considered a priest-king, and is probably the most famous and beloved figure in French history.
For his scepter he carried with him the Spear of Destiny, that holy relic supposedly bloodied by the wound of Christ, which is said to confer upon its possessor transcendental power over the entire Earth.
And while he may not have ruled over the entire
world in actuality, he did have dominion over its most significant
portion. For at that time Western Europe was without a doubt the
foremost bastion of culture, science, philosophy, and morality, a
light in the darkness, surrounded on all fronts by uncivilized
This resulted in the capture of Jerusalem four
years later, and the creation of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem as
part of the Holy Roman Empire. The capture was lead by Godfroi de
Bouillon, a descendant of Dagobert II, and his brother,
was proclaimed King of Jerusalem. The Merovingian descendants appear
to have considered the Holy Land their rightful possession, once
again due to their direct descent from King David, and Jerusalem was
in a way their coronation stone, legitimizing their eventual return
to the rule of the Holy Roman Empire.
The Templars were legally beholden to none but the Pope, and even that they took lightly, so any land controlled by them was essentially an independent principality.
They held possessions throughout the
continent, and controlled major industries, especially that of
banking. Soon, they had all the princes of Europe indebted to them.
It took the Pope and the King of France colluding against them to
get them disbanded, excommunicated, and in some cases burnt at the
stake before the Templar menace was finally subdued.
Interestingly, the Empire was ended by Napoleon, himself husband of
a Merovingian princess who had consciously attempted to associate
himself with the Merovingian mystique by placing golden bees from
the tomb of Merovingian King Childeric III on his coronation robe.
It is also interesting to note that, although he was not of royal
blood himself, he was recognized as an emperor, and ruled over a
pan-European empire much like the one that he had just crushed. The
Habsburgs remained the emperors of Austria, and then Austro-Hungary,
until the revolution of 1919, making them the longest reigning
European dynasty in history. And their role in European politics
wasn’t over by a long shot.
And in 1873, they sponsored the creation of another front organization - the Hieron du Val d’Or, whose name, as the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail notes, contains an anagram of the place-name “Orval”, a location that seems to be particularly important to the Merovingians and the Priory of Sion. Notably, the word “Orval” contains the syllables which, in French, mean “gold” and “valley.”
Thus “Val d’Or” means “Valley of Gold.” In his 1979 book Le Tresor du Triangle d’Or (The Treasure of the Golden Triangle), Jean-Luc Chaumeil states that the Hieron practiced a version of Scottish Rite Freemasonry, and that the upper degrees of this order constituted the lower degrees of the Priory of Sion itself. Chaumeil described the group’s disposition as “Christian, Hermetic, and aristocratic.”
They proclaimed themselves to be Catholic, even though the Church of Rome condemned them. Their mystic teachings contained, according to Holy Blood, Holy Grail,
The order was,
The Hieron du Val d’Or was also unabashedly pro-monarchist, and sought a restoration of the Holy Roman Empire. But this one would be built, unlike the previous one, on an ultimately spiritual basis - a vision specifically echoed in the Priory of Sion’s own literature.
The new empire would have been a reflection of Heaven on Earth, that specifically Hermetic Arcadian ideal. Jean-Luc Chaumeil described the Hieron’s agenda as:
The authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail were quick to point out that this envisioned scenario accords with the Nostradamus prophecy about the “Great King” who would issue from the House of Lorraine, since the Habsburgs were the House of Lorraine.
At the same time, though, this vision accords with that shared by numerous other cultures throughout the world and throughout history who have embraced the myth of the King of the World, a legendary quasi-divine global monarch who, it is said by those who believe in him, currently lives in the center of the Earth, psychically directing the affairs of mankind, and who will incarnate in human form at the end of our current epoch so that he can rule earth directly.
It further accords with the “King of the
blood of Sion” image discussed in the infamous
Protocols of Zion,
which, as Holy Blood, Holy Grail hypothesizes, may well have been
the minutes of a meeting of the Priory of Sion, as it describes a
plot by the descendants of King David to take over the world.
At the close of the First World War, people began to theorize that a united Europe would make it impossible for member countries to go to war with each other in the future. The pitch became even more fevered during and after the Second World War, as people began to realize the true danger of the U.S.S.R. and the need for a united European power bloc to balance the ratio of world power against the Communists.
Also, even though most of Europe was
appreciative towards the United States for freeing them from Hitler,
they also knew that the United States now held more influence than
any one European power could hope to stand up to in the case of a
conflict. But a United Europe would, once again, create a balance,
and stand as a bulwark against both Communist imperialism and
bourgeoisie American culture-distortion. Not surprisingly, it was
the royal families of Europe, particularly the Grail families, who
campaigned for a united Europe, often working through the apparatus
of the Priory of Sion and other groups.
Alpha Galates was largely concerned with politics, both of France and of Europe in general. They also published a strange little magazine called Vaincre (Victory). Pierre Plantard has claimed that Vaincre was a Resistance journal (although on the surface it does not appear to be) and indeed, European unity was a popular tenet amongst the Resistance.
Vaincre proclaimed the mission of Alpha Galates, which, as described in The Messianic Legacy, by Michael Baigent, Richard Leigh and Henry Lincoln, included:
This idea of the “United States of the West” is one of the predominant themes throughout Vaincre, and is illustrated by a drawing that ran in the first issue.
This drawing depicts a mounted knight riding down a road upon which is written “The United States of the West”, situated in between areas labeled “Brittany” and “Bavaria”, towards a rising sunset marked with the sign of Aquarius and “1946”, indicating that the birth of the United States of the West would be the dawn of a new age.
For Alpha Galates, this was not merely a dream. It was a plan. Louis le Fur, a member of Alpha Galates, later founded a group called “Energie” that included Robert Schuman, another man who wished for a United States of Europe, and who later became an instrumental figure in the drafting of the plans for the European Economic Community.
As the French Foreign Minister, it was
his “Schuman Declaration”, made on May 9, 1950, that resulted in the
formation of the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which
combined the coal and steel production of several European countries
under the same authority. This constituted the real beginning of the EU, and May 9 is now celebrated as “Schuman Day” in Europe.
The German Resistance was largely centered around an aristocrat named Claus von Stauffenberg, a nobleman and monarchist with a large and loyal following of acolytes called “the Kreisau Circle.”
Stauffenberg was responsible for the famous “Bomb Plot” - the attempt to assassinate Hitler on July 20, 1944, now celebrated as Europe’s Stauffenberg Day. Among his circle were his cousins Count Helmut James von Moltke and Hans Adolf von Moltke, the latter of whom was apparently a member of Alpha Galates.
In an article from Vaincre, in which it is announced that Pierre Plantard has been elected Grand Master of Alpha Galates, Hans Adolf von Moltke, who is described as “a great German, one of the Masters in our Order”, is quoted as stating:
Von Moltke had been the German ambassador to both Poland and Britain, and had just been appointed Ambassador to Spain.
His cousin Helmut James von Moltke had been
attempting to circumvent Hitler by negotiating a peace deal with the
Allies himself through associates in Sweden, and it is likely that
Hans Adolf von Moltke was on a similar mission in Spain. Von Moltke
died in Spain later that year, and although the Allies won the war,
the peace that followed was not at all what the Kreisau Circle had
in mind. Had they been successful in negotiating their peace deal,
Europe may well have turned out much differently that it is today.
It was very similar in style and content to that of Vaincre.
But in regards to the politics of state, C.I.R.C.U.I.T. did not confine itself to mere statements of opinion. They predicted what they believed would inevitably occur. They argued for the abolition of the French system which carved the country’s geography into departments.
They then laid out their own blueprint for the restructuring of the French government - one which would include nine sections: “
This doesn’t seem terribly radical. But then, in another article by Plantard, he described plans for the restructuring of the entire world, including:
The formation of a United States of Europe appears to have been one of the most consistently-stated goals of the Priory of Sion and those associated with it during the twentieth century.
According to Holy Blood, Holy Grail,
The idea of a united Europe was also, as I have mentioned, popular among the French Resistance. It was espoused by people such as the national literary hero of the French, André Malraux, who advocated a “European New Deal" allied against the U.S.S.R.
Also in 1942, Winston Churchill was quoted as saying,
Organizations such as
founded by Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, began to pop up in the
1940s. Pan Europa included Jean Cocteau’s friend and fellow poet
Paul Valery, and is currently directed by Otto von Hapsburg. They
employ a Celtic cross as their insignia.
use of Father Felix Morlion, founder of Pro Deo (For God), a
European Catholic intelligence agency which the O.S.S. funded and
installed first in New York, then in the Vatican itself. They also
made use of the Society of Jesuits, which has been involved in
Catholic espionage for years.
The following year, the ACUE (American Committee on a United Europe) was formed, and William Donovan was made its chairman. Allen Dulles, former head of the O.S.S. in Switzerland, friend of the Von Moltke cousins and future head of the CIA, was Vice-President.
The Director of the
Council on Foreign
Relations, and the future coordinator of the
George S. Franklin, was the Secretary. They even had another
employee, Thomas Braden, as their Executive Director. It was because
of these men that the decision was made for the US State Department
to fund the European movement. Following this, Joseph Retinger
proceeded to collaborate with
Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands and
others to create the now infamous globalist think tank,
the Bilderberg Group.
A major recipient was Italy’s Christian Democrat
party, which had been started by the father of future Pope Paul VI, who was also on their payroll. He had been working as a spy and
liaison for the OSS, then later the CIA, since WWII. It has also
been said that Pope John Paul II has been receiving weekly
intelligence briefings from the CIA since 1978, although it is
unknown whether that continues to occur given the Pope’s current
state of deterioration.
As author David Yallop has written in his book In God’s Name:
All of this came out in the Italian press when a massive banking scandal broke involving the official Vatican bank, Banco Ambrosiano, and P2.
The main figures implicated
were P2 members Michael Sindona (a high ranking official in the bank
and P2’s financier) and the lodge’s Grand Master, Licio Gelli. He
was a man with far-right viewpoints who, after the scandal broke,
was found hanging from Blackfriar’s Bridge in London in 1982, in a
manner consistent with Masonic ritual.(1) It also lead to the murder
of an Italian investigator, Giorgio Ambrosoli, and later that of
Michael Sindona himself, who was the chief suspect in the other two
This order, which dates back at least to 1804, claims to
have been created by the Templars’ last Grand Master, Jacques de Molay, who purportedly drew up a charter naming a successor prior to
his execution. They are a genuine continuation, they say, of the
original order, and they now dedicate themselves to “antiquarian
interests.” However, when the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail met
with one of their representatives in 1982, and then did some
research on their own, a much more complicated picture emerged.
This organization included a number of members who also belonged to the Grand Suisse Loge Alpina, and Zapelli had been named by one of the informants interviewed for Holy Blood, Holy Grail as being, “the real power behind the Prieure de Sion.” In their subsequent research, the authors came across internal documents from the Grand Prieure de Suisse.
They dealt largely with two themes:
Could it be that the “Gnomes of Zurich” and the powerful men and women throughout Europe who have influenced the formation of the EU were in fact “modern Templars” - members of chivalrous and traditionalist secret societies dedicated to furthering the political goals of the Grail families?
That certainly appears to be the case. Pierre Plantard himself admitted as much in his last interview with the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail (Michael Baigent, Henry Lincoln, Richard Leigh - which he conducted just after he had withdrawn himself from the Priory of Sion). In this meeting, Plantard expanded upon the Priory of Sion’s political goals for the immediate future.
He remarked, according to The Messianic Legacy, that,
He said that for some of the Priory’s members, their ultimate aim was a United States of Europe, to balance the power exercised by the Soviet Union and the United States.
They also desired a larger “common market” of the Occident, which would include both Europe and the United States. About the involvement of the Vatican in this grand plan, Plantard said that Rome was “cooperating” in accordance with their “ongoing policy” on such matters, “to which individual popes were bound.”
Without elaborating much on what this meant, he admitted that,
The Grail families then, according to Plantard, ultimately control Europe, but do so almost with the permission of the Vatican, the other great power that secretly manipulates European politics.
It is a sort of symbiotic
relationship built not so much on mutual respect but on the
recognition on the part of each that neither party could hope to
hold power for very long without the acquiescence of the other. In
this way, the situation is much the same as it was during the days
of the Holy Roman Empire.
Plans are in place to create a standing European army, navy and air force meant to phase out European reliance on NATO and the UN.
Europe even has a common flag and a transnational anthem - Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy.” The EU consists of fifteen member countries and is looking to acquire ten more on May 1, 2004 (the pagan holiday of Beltane). It will then contain more than half a billion people. It definitely constitutes a power equal in magnitude to the United States, and the Communist bloc, which it was partially conceived for the purpose of combating, has been destroyed. But the trend towards transnational super-states is growing.
Otto von Habsburg stated in a recent interview that,
There are those, such as J.R. Church (host of the “Prophecy in the News” television program) and the late Herbert W. Armstrong (of the Worldwide Church of God) who have seen in the EU a fulfillment of Biblical prophecy, the kingdom of the Antichrist described in The Revelation of St. John the Divine.
In this book, it describes,
When one reads this, it is impossible not to think of the flag of the European Union, consisting of twelve stars on a blue field, supposedly because “12 is the number of perfection”, according to the EU’s official website. (This is the same flag proposed in Vaincre for the United States of Europe.)
Furthermore, the description of the woman in Revelation 12 accords precisely with that of the Babylonian mother goddess, Ishtar, the “Queen of Heaven”, who also stands upon the Moon, clothed with the Sun, and with a crown of twelve stars around her head.
This image was later adapted by the Catholic Church into their image of the Virgin Mary, also called by them the “Queen of Heaven.”
Indeed, the Pope has officially declared the Virgin Mary to be the patron deity of the European Union. Also, the twenty pence coin of the British colony Gibraltar once bore the image of the Virgin Mary, crowned with the twelve stars and labeled both “Queen of Heaven” and “Our Lady of Europa.”
Ishtar was the Babylonian love goddess, worshipped as a divine whore with the sacred rite of temple prostitution.
Can there be any doubt, then, that this is the same goddess discussed later in The Revelation of St. John the Divine when it talks about the Scarlet Woman,
St. John describes his vision thusly:
The cup she is described as holding is reminiscent of the Grail, symbolized as a holy vessel.
Church has personified this image of the scarlet woman in the form
of St. Mary Magdalene, the reformed whore of the New Testament who
became Christ’s closest disciple (and, according to apocryphal
literature, also his wife.) The Grail families worship Mary
Magdalene as a personification of the Venus/Ishtar love goddess
archetype, and she is often depicted holding a vase “full of healing
balm”, which is said by esotericists to symbolize the Grail.
Rome was built upon seven hills, so this statement may indicate the Catholic Church of Rome, a revised version of the old Babylonian priesthood (with the old gods disguised as Christ, Mary and the saints). In Revelation 17:12 it says:
Could these be the crown heads of Europe, who will one day rule over ten forthcoming kingdoms in a newly-revised Holy Roman Empire?
Herbert W. Armstrong certainly
thought so. He believed (in accordance with my own research) that
the royal houses of Europe were made up of the descendants of the
ten lost tribes of Israel, and that they were destined to establish
the kingdom of the Antichrist, exactly as these tribes had been
prophesized to do in the Bible.
This story has previously been identified this story with the myth of the Quinotaur, or sea bull, whose rape of a Visigothic princess lead to the birth of Meroveus, the founder of the Merovingian dynasty. Of course, the Merovingians went on to provide Europe with the royal families who ruled over the Holy Roman Empire, now currently being resurrected in the form of the European Union.
The image of Europa riding the bull is used on numerous official EU documents, including currency, and can be found depicted in motifs and statuary throughout the official EU buildings in Brussels and Strasbourg. (3)
This has been interpreted
by a number of Bible prophecy preachers as a statement by the EU
identifying itself with the Beast of Revelation, yet many of these
people are ignorant of the Greek myth of Europa. It is clear,
however, that the man who called himself St. John the Divine most
certainly was not ignorant of the Greek myth. He saw that the Roman
Empire was destined to dominate the world, and he specifically chose
to depict it this way.
Priory of Sion member Paul le Coeur wrote in his book The Age of Aquarius (4):
A one-time spokesman for the Priory, Jean-Luc Chaumeil, even wrote a book about the Priory called Templars of the Apocalypse.
One can certainly see their point of
view. For one thing, the kings of a future European empire would be
blood descendants of Christ, David, and the patriarchs of the Bible,
quite fitting for the administrators of God’s kingdom. And if a
strong European empire actually managed to fend off the threats to
Western organization once and for all, it would indeed seem like
Heaven on Earth.
This can be done only by presenting a unified front. Only through Europe’s union can a genuine state of peace and security, a true “Pax Europa” be achieved in the West - a peace that will spread throughout the entire world if maintained. In a globe such as ours today, external threats to the Western order need to be met with common immigration policies, travel restrictions, and defense policies, as well as health and safety codes.
But even more so, those who attempt to destroy our culture need to be met by a West that is healthy, strong and proud; one which acknowledges its common heritage and cherishes its traditions.
The threat that faces us is ultimately spiritual in nature, and therefore our unity must be ultimately spiritual - not merely materialistic and political, which is what the EU appears at present to be. The journalist and philosopher Julius Evola wrote of this concept that,
Writer Francis Parker Yockey expressed a similar point of view when he wrote:
Even the Pope appeared to be making the same argument during a recent speech he gave to the Italian legislature when he said:
It is clear that the heritage which the
pontiff is referring to here is that of the Holy Roman Empire, and
of the Catholicism that sustained it.
As I explained earlier on, the United States government was integral to the formation (as well as the funding) of the European Economic Community since the very beginning, and US Presidents have always been outspoken in their support of a united Europe.
Furthermore, there is obviously a common cultural bond between Europe and North America that cannot be ignored, which is why the Priory of Sion has at times advocated a “United States of the West”, rather than the more restrictive “United States of Europe.”
This bond between Europe
and America will only become stronger as the common threat to our
civilization becomes more grave.
The kings of Europe come from the bloodline of the Jewish kings, and Judeo-Christianity is our predominant religion. There is no straining the Judaism out of Europe without destroying its culture. Furthermore, Jerusalem was once seen as the jewel of the European empire, and there is evidence to indicate that it will be again one day.
Writes Tim Cohen in The Anti-Christ and a Cup of Tea:
Peres’ friend Mark Halter, who was apparently in charge of delivering the message to the Pope, was quoted as saying that,
A few yeas later, the Pope, barely able to stand, made the difficult journey to Jerusalem to offer a formal reconciliation with the Jewish nation, apologizing for the Vatican’s seeming complicity with the Nazis during the Holocaust.
On March 11,
2001, Israeli President Moshe Katsav was quoted by the Bild
newspaper as saying that he was “firmly in favor of his country
joining the European Union.” France, Britain, and Germany have also
expressed their willingness to admit Israel into the EU. Perhaps Israel will be known again one day as the “Latin Kingdom of
Jerusalem.” Let us not forget that Otto von Habsburg still holds the
title “King of Jerusalem”, and that the title will revert to is son
Karl upon his death.(5)
A European leader from a royal house with established branches all over Europe is the only sort that would be accepted by people from all European countries. Every other sort of leader would be considered a despot with no mandate to rule. Furthermore, whenever a people embrace or re-embrace an established tradition of monarchy, it always makes them stronger.
Julius Evola wrote a great deal on this topic:
Of the sort of government that should lead a united Europe, he continued:
Finally, Evola made a suggestion for how a European empire could be achieved:
Evola could have hardly predicted any closer what was soon to occur: the creation of a united Europe by the very same royal bloodlines (the Habsburgs and other Merovingian descendants) who had once ruled over it before, and whose dynasties had been crushed not a century earlier in some instances.
The goal of those families - a United States of Europe - is almost fully achieved. Even the title which they envisioned for this new empire is soon to become a reality.
In November of 2002, the newspapers
reported that the Convention on the Future of Europe, lead by the
former President of France, Valery Giscard d’Estaing, has just
drafted a proposed constitution for Europe (where currently none
exists) in which the very first article declares the establishment
of a “United States of Europe.”
They intend this empire to last for a thousand years.