The Forgotten Father

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The Forgotten Father


Many secret orders have an Outer Head - a non-corporeal entity who is recognized as that order’s true Grand Master, for whom the corporeal Grand Master is but a representative. It is similar to the concept of the patron deity. For us, we understand the Ordo Lapsit Exillis to be under the guidance of the spirit of Cain, the god-king of the ancient world immortalized in legends as mankind’s Forgotten Father.

Cain is said to have created civilizations across the globe, and to have shared with certain chosen men a secret, forbidden wisdom: the Hermetic doctrine of the occult, symbolized by the Lapsit Exillis, or the Holy Grail. These actions brought him into conflict with other members of the divine hierarchy, an occasion immortalized in the Biblical story of the War in Heaven, and in other myths from various cultures that tell the same story. He is also said to have interbred with mortal females, creating mankind’s first royal family, the Grail bloodline, which carried with it the seed of the divine. Their descendants became the lords of the earth, resulting in many, if not in fact most of the world’s royal dynasties throughout history. The Grail gene can even be found in numerous other important personages from both the past and the present, including every single president of the United States.

The archetypal figure of Cain can be found in an astonishing variety of myths and legends from divers places and periods. Notable ones include:

  • Kronos/Saturn

  • Hermes/Mercury

  • Zeus

  • Vulcan

  • Oceanus

  • Osiris

  • Oannes

  • Dagon

  • Moloch

  • Baal

  • Odin

  • Wotan

  • South American gods such as:

    • Votan

    • Viracocha

    • Quetzlcoatl

And although Cain is himself a Biblical figure, major elements of his story are repeated in the Biblical (and Apocryphal) tales of:

  • Enoch

  • Tubal-Cain

  • Noah

  • Abraham

  • Isaac

  • Jacob

  • Nimrod

  • Melchizedek

  • King Hiram of Tyre

  • Archangel Michael

  • even Christ himself

However, the Cain archetype is most famously represented in the villains of the Bible, such as Satan, Lucifer, Leviathan, and the Anti-Christ.


Cain is even portrayed in the church at Rennes-le-Chateau, as the statue of the demon Asmodeus - Rex Mundi, the Lord of the Earth - which stands in the church entryway. Cain is not always depicted as exclusively male, for in occult symbolism he is sometimes conjoined in Hermaphroditic fashion with his female consort, represented by the Venusian goddess archetype. In this manner Cain was worshipped by the Knights Templar in the form of their androgynous idol, Baphomet.

Asmodeus                                            Baphomet


The secret doctrine passed down from Cain to his descendants has been preserved in the various secret occult societies that the Grail families have formed throughout the ages, albeit in sometimes fragmented and incoherent form. It is the goal of Lapsit Exillis to rediscover the secret doctrine of the Grail - the forbidden knowledge first taught by Cain - and restore it to its original glory, in a pure and unblemished state.

In the Bible, Cain was exiled to the Land of Nod, and what became of him after is not specified, except that he is known to have founded great kingdoms. Of his death and burial, nothing is said. But the legends of other cultures pick up where the Bible leaves off. In numerous myths, the body of the Forgotten Father is said to be entombed within a subterranean chamber, located in the cave of a sacred mountain in the center of the Earth. There he is, not dead, but eternally sleeping, and his dreams still have the power to influence the actions of mortal men upon the Earth’s surface. One day, it is said, upon the arrival of the new Golden Age, he will return to once again shepherd his flock. Until then, his servants work in secret to prepare the way.

We need not speculate about the literal truth of notions such as these in order to derive use from them. To us, regardless of the scientific principles which may or may not be involved, the divine influence of the spirit of Cain upon the work of the OLE (Ordo Lapsit Exillis) can most definitely be felt. Because of this, we are obliged to acknowledge the insight and guidance that we have received from him, and thus are compelled to pledge our steadfast, unswerving obedience to him and his principles. It is a pledge we feel quite confident in making, and a servitude that brings us nothing but joy. To us, Cain will always be the rightful Roi du Monde.

If the Rulers have the Divine Right to govern, the true initiate will cheerfully obey.

- Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma


Lucifer’s Children

The Grail Bloodline and the Descendants of Cain
by Boyd Rice

Oct 20, 2004

Conventional wisdom has it that the Grail bloodline is sacred because it came from Christ, a man still considered by much of the world to be the true son of God. And yet the dynasty of kings who descended from this bloodline were known as sorcerer-kings, some of whom hinted or even stated outright that they were in fact descendants of Lucifer. A number of authors claim this thesis is true, but they are predominantly hardcore Christian conspiracy theorists, and stop well short of explaining why they believe this, or of giving any tangible details to substantiate their claims. Says one: “In typical Gnostic fashion, descendants of the Merovingians claim to have the blood of both Christ and Satan in their veins.” Given the fact that this theme (or a variation of it) recurs with some regularity, and given that it would appear to be consistent with the sort of dual vibe which permeates the saga of this bloodline, I began to wonder if there might not be some traditions from which such a notion could have arisen. At length, several were discovered.

Firstly, let’s remember that this bloodline descended from a figure who equates with the Biblical Cain. In certain rabbinic lore, we come across the very interesting notion that Cain was not the son of Adam, but of Samael. It was thought that when Samael appeared to Eve as a serpent, he seduced her. The fruit of that union was Cain. Now Samael was a fallen angel, essentially the Judaic Lucifer. If the Merovingians knew of this version of the story (which they no doubt did), and believed it, it could be the basis of their alleged assertion that they possessed the blood of both Christ and Lucifer.

An alternate version of the Cain saga, equally Luciferian in its connotations, says that he was the son of Adam’s first wife, Lilith. She had been the consort of God before coming to Earth as a fallen angel. The full details of her story are probably too well-known to bear repeating here, but it’s interesting that of the two alternate traditions concerning Cain’s parentage, both involve the Luciferian Nephilim bloodline. Also of interest is the fact that the lily is known to have taken its name from “Lilith”, and the heraldic device emblematic of this bloodline is the fleur-de-lys (widely accepted as symbolic of the lily.) Could not this symbol, viewed within this context, in fact be the “Flower of Lilith”?

The Lilith/Samael connection is also pertinent in regard to the Grail saga insofar as the two have a son of their own who seems to play a recurring role in the whole mythos: Asmodeus. Not only is Asmodeus the dominant image (shown mirroring Christ) in Rennes-le-Chateau, he is said to have played the central role in building the Temple of Solomon, the edifice from which the Knights Templar took their name. The recurrence of this strange figure in Grail lore has long perplexed observers, yet it would appear that both he and the descendants of Cain may in fact have shared a kindred ancestry. It is even said in some traditions that it was Asmodeus whom Moses called upon to part the Red Sea, and not God. Though portrayed as a demon or devil figure, his name reveals that he may not always have been viewed as such, for Asmodeus translates simply to the Lord God (Ashma = Lord, and Deus = God).

Another possible genesis of the idea of a Luciferian bloodline may have come from the Elohim, who in the Bible say: “Let us make man in our image.” Elohim is generally thought to be a plural of God, or to be “the gods.” But it is also widely believed to denote the Nephilim, the fallen angels known as the Watchers in The Book of Enoch. It is believed that the word “Elohim” comes from the much more ancient Babylonian word “Ellu”, which means “Shining Ones.” This phrase has a distinctively Luciferian connotation, because the name “Lucifer” literally means “light bearer.” And the descendants of Cain, who were the deified kings of Sumeria, bore the title of “Ari”, a term which also meant “Shining Ones.” The Sumerian pictogram for “Ari” is an inverted pentagram, a symbol long associated with Lucifer. And the phrase “Shining Ones” would be a very apt description for the descendants of Enoch’s fallen angels, who were said to have hair white as snow, pale eyes, and pale skin which seemed literally to glow and fill the room with light.


The Sumerian Ari are almost always depicted as wearing crowns bearing horns, and some of their descendants were said actually to have had horns. For instance, the most famous statue of Moses (that of Michelangelo) depicts him with horns atop his forehead, not wholly inappropriate for someone who may be a blood relation of Asmodeus. Theologians protest that they are not horns, merely rays of light. But even rays of light suggest a Luciferian subtext. Alexander the Great declared himself the son of God, and he too was said to have horns. In fact, to this very day, if you talk to people on the streets of Iran (who remember his invasion as though it happened last week), they will tell you in all solemnity that it’s a historical fact that Alexander had horns, which he wore his hair long to cover up.

In closing, we note the fact that Cain seems to have engendered his own tradition, as evidenced in a strange Gnostic sect called the Cainites. Like the Carpocrateans, the Cainites believed that no one could be saved except by “making the journey through everything.” Epiphanius describes them as a group “consecrating... lustful or illegal acts to various heavenly beings” as a sort of sacrament. Interestingly, many scholars compare them to... Satanists.

The extent to which the Merovingians knew of these alternate traditions is uncertain. Whether or not they believed in them is more uncertain still, yet it remains likely that they both knew about these traditions and took them quite seriously. To this very day, the coat of arms of the capital of the Merovingian empire, Stenay, bears an image of the Devil. And the original name of Stenay was “Satanicum.”