A Show of Hands—Illuminists
Employ the Grand Hailing Sign and the Sign of Admiration or
It all depends on what is is.
— President Bill Clinton, in answer to a question by the Special
A rose by any other name is still a rose.
In Richardson's Monitor of Freemasonry, an authoritative reference
sourcebook, we are told that in the ritual for the Masonic degree of
Most Excellent Master of the Royal Arch Mason, all present are
required to give
a "Sign of Admiration or Astonishment." It is explained that this
sign is similar to that gesture expressed by the illustrious Queen
of Sheba on her first viewing the fabulous edifice of Solomon's
In Duncan's Masonic Monitor and Guide the group present for that
same degree ceremony is further told that this sign alludes to "the
wonder and admiration of our ancient brethren who were present to
view the interior of that magnificent edifice (Solomon's Temple)
which King Solomon had erected, and was about to dedicate to the
service of the Supreme Being."2
The arms raised with the palms of the hands facing forward is a
supplicatory gesture, meaning passive acceptance, surrender, or an
appeal for mercy. Caesar, in
his Gaelic Wars, noted the use of this sign by Gaelic women, who
apparently were signaling subjection to, or acceptance of, their
A single hand raised with palm outward represents a hand to heaven
acknowledging the gifts or help received from extraterrestrial
sources. It can also mean invocation, the calling down of powers or
energy from the heavens or from ethereal sources (hell). Yet another
meaning is that the hand with all five fingers showing, palm
outward, indicates that one is giving honor and admiration to the
Underworld Deity. Its essential meaning:
"Thank you O Subterranean
Lord for your deceptive wisdom and for your cunning aid in our
struggle to overcome our enemies and to effect the Great Work."
Pharaoh Ramses paying homage to
the God Horus, son of Osiris, the sun
God deity symbolized as the all-seeing eye in the capstone on the U.S.A.'s dollar bill. Quite
the Masons' Sign of Admiration and
Astonishment came from practices of
adherents to the old Mystery Religions of Babylon and Egypt. (From
book, Other Worlds, Hilary Evans, Readers Digest Books, 1998)
On all occasions when the Egyptian high priest was called to
officiate, he wore his robe of office, the spotted leopard's skin.
The priest then led the rituals in worship of the "Hidden One," the
concealed mystery divinity, known esoterically as Saturn, the sixth
planet from the sun. Here we see the priest, attired in leopard's
skin, hands upraised, palms outward, exactly as is done in various
Masonic, Rosicrucian, witchcraft, Thelemic, and
O.T.O. rituals to this day. (Hislop's, The Two Babylons, p. 45)
As we shall see in this chapter of Codex Magica, this sign has been
displayed in public media by Presidents, presidential candidates,
Prime Ministers, and many other VIPs throughout history including
the Emperor of France, the Freemason Napoleon Bonaparte.
Clinton the Devil, President of the U.S.A.
President Bill Clinton was named Time magazine "Man of the Year" in
1993. On the Time cover making the announcement, President Clinton's
head was pictured with the "M" in the Time masthead of the magazine
stretched and appearing to be two horns on Clinton's head.3 Were the
magazine's editors telling us that Clinton is the devils' man, or
was it some strange coincidence?
Even more weird and dramatic, inside that same issue was a photo of
Clinton in his Oval Office holding his hands and arms in the Masonic
display of the sign of admiration. Now, get this: carved on the
President's desk in the Oval Offices directly in front of Clinton is
the eagle, in the presidential seal or logo, with its face turned to
the left. But on the carpet just in front of the desk one finds the
presidential seal facing toward the right: Two eagles, each facing
in the opposite direction.
This is clearly the double-headed eagle of Freemasonry, a symbol
representing the Serpent, honored as the Sun God in the Mystery
Religions with its eagle-like, all-seeing eye. In other words:
Lucifer! Solar God of Bill Clinton and the Illuminati.
Meanwhile, in Clinton's left hand (see page 183
below of Codex Magica) is
a rose —sign of the Illuminati's blood covenant and the Rosicrucian
Order. You will also find here a photo of former Yugoslav Serb
leader Slobodan Milosevic, likewise holding a rose in his hand, the
right hand. In Satanism the left-handed path is the most magical and
powerful, but more evil. Clinton (left-hand) is still today
recognized by the world as a great leader. Milosevic (right-hand) is
in disgrace, in a prison cell, after being felled by Clinton and his
Illuminati cohorts, proving that it's not nice to attempt to
doublecross your Illuminati overlords, Mr. Milosevic!
In this chapter you will find not only Bill Clinton, Slobodan
Milosevic, John Kerry, and others giving enigmatic ritual messages,
but, also, we will examine other signs in which the Illuminati
signal with the arms and either or both hands.
The Grand Hailing Sign of Distress
One classic Masonic pose, duplicated by or similar to that employed
in many other Orders, is the Grand Hailing Sign of Distress.
Theoretically, this is used in extreme circumstances in which a
Mason or other elitist finds himself in a crisis or in a bind. In
such an emergency he gives the Grand Hailing Sign of Distress,
sometimes called the "High Sign." At that point, brethren who
recognize the secret sign of alarm are expected to come to his
rescue. Comically, mass murderer Charles Manson was observed giving
this sign and a number of others during his trial for conspiracy to
commit murder. Reportedly, Manson believed the judge in his case was
a 33° Mason and would rescue him. It was all to no avail.
Likewise, Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith gave this sign while
under siege of a lynch mob at the Nauvoo, Illinois jail where he had
Smith knew that the angry mob was comprised mainly of Freemasons
because he, too, had been one of them until he was excommunicated.
The Masons didn't take too kindly to Masonic Brother Smith's
stealing their symbols and ceremonies and incorporating them into
his Mormon (LDS) Church rituals.4
As Joseph Smith lay dying on the jailhouse floor, he cried out, "Is
there no help for the Widow's Son?" This is the enigmatic saying
taught Masons, stamping Smith as a follower of the Great Goddess,
patroness of the Masonic fraternity. The Bible in Revelation 27
refers to her as "Mystery, Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots."
John J. Robinson, author of a celebrated book, Born in Blood
defending Freemasonry and blasting its critics, also referenced the
Grand Hailing Sign of Distress sign taught in the 3° ritual:
After brief ceremonies, the blindfold is removed, and the newly
sworn Master Mason is taught several secrets of that degree. He
learns the penal sign, the hand signal based on the penalty of the
Master Mason's oath, which is to pass the hand in a slashing motion,
palm downward and thumb toward the body, across his stomach. The
due-guard of the Master Mason repeats the position of his hands on
the Bible and the compass and square as he takes the oath: with
his upper arms along his sides, forearms out straight, with palms
To this point, the ceremony is much like that of the first two
degrees, but now is added a third sign, the Grand Hailing Sign of
Distress of the Master Mason, given with the upper arms parallel to
the ground, forearms vertical with hands above the head, palms
forward. For those times when the Master Mason is out of sight of
possible help, or in the dark, he is taught to summon assistance
with the word, "O Lord, my God, is there no help for a Son of the
Widow?" a reference to Hiram, legendary master craftsman at the
building of the Temple of Solomon, about whom the initiate has yet
been told nothing, and whom Masons identify with the metalworker
that scripture describes as "a son of a widow of Naphtali."5
Note that Robinson makes mention of the "penal sign, the hand signal
based on the penalty of the Master Mason's oath." In Codex Magica,
you will see several examples of this signal, including a photo of
Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and one of former House Speaker Newt
In his book Freemasonry, Jack Harris, a former Master Mason who
renounced the Order after converting to Christianity, quotes at
length the ritual according to the State of Maryland's Masonic
Manual.6 That manual assures the Mason that at his death, if his
good works are sufficient,
"a kind messenger from the Supreme Grand
Master will be sent to translate us to that all perfect, glorious
and celestial lodge above, where the Supreme Architect of the
According to Harris the ritual continues as follows:
All officers and members bow toward the East. The Master raps the
lodge down (1 rap). Also explained to the brother in the third
degree lecture is what he is to do in times of peril or danger. He
is instructed (if he can be seen) to throw up both arms over his
head and let them fall by three distinct motions. This is the great
sign or sign of distress, and never should be given except in a
lodge for instruction, or if his life is in danger. If a Mason sees
this sign, he is to flee to his rescue if there is more probability
of saving the brother's life than of losing his own.
At times when this sign could not be seen, such as in the dark, a
spoken signal is substituted: "O Lord, My God, is there no help for
the widow's son?" A Mason hearing these words would be equally bound
to flee to the brother's rescue if there were more probability of
saving his life than losing his own life.7
Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet President and
Chairman of the Communist Party, visits the
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York
City. The presiding head of the organization
proudly shows him a copy of the very first edition
(1921) of Foreign Affairs, the CFR's official journal which has
annotated notes of Vladimir
Lenin written by him personally on the margins
of some pages. Lenin obviously was a servant of
the llluminati, too.
Note that the awed
Gorbachev respectfully gives the
Illuminist/Masonic Sign of Admiration and
Astonishment with his right hand, only this time
it is lain on the display case parallel to the
"sacred" document to which his focus and
devotion is directed.
Newly elected President Bill Clinton holds out his arms in the
Masonic gesture of admiration and astonishment. Was it just his joy
at becoming President, or was Clinton paying homage to the entity
represented by the combined double-headed eagle carved on the front
of the wood desk and imprinted in the Great Seal logo on the carpet?
(From Time magazine, January 4, 1993, p. 29)
Slobodan Milosevic, President of Serbia, holds a rose aloft in his
right hand signifying he is an initiate of the Rosicrucian Order.
Milosevic failed to carry out the wishes of the Illuminati to the
letter. Therefore, in
this same issue of Time, he was called "The Butcher of The
Balkans" and the "high priest of ethnic cleansing." Later,
Milosevic was arrested, thrown in prison, and tried by an
international court for supposed "crimes against humanity." (From
Time maga/ine, January 4, 1993, p. 45)
Satanic, muddle-headed rock'n'roller Ozzy Osbourne, who once bit the
head off a bat at a rock concert and sometimes led altar calls for
the devil, raises his hands at a White House dinner hosted by
President George W. Bush and wife, Laura Bush. Osbourne was so happy
to be invited, he arrived early. Bush, at the podium, publicly
recognized and applauded Ozzy and told him how much Bush's mother,
Barbara, enjoyed his albums!
This is Senator John Kerry, arriving in Ohio for a campaign stop
while running for President of the United States in 2004. See how
Kerry's hands and arms are extended in salute to the sun, as its
rays burst through the clouds. A sun worshipper? Strange, unless one
understands that it is entirely possible Kerry was giving the
Masonic sign of adoration and admiration to the one the scriptures
call the "Prince of the power of the air" (e.g. Satan!).
Interestingly, neither the caption of the Time magazine (March 15,
2004) photo nor the accompanying article gave any clue or mention at
all of why Kerry's arms were outstretched in this position.
In this celebrated painting, The Battle of the Pyramids, by
Antoine Jean Gros, Napoleon is shown presenting the Masonic and
Rosicrucian sign of astonishment or admiration at the sight of the
marvelous sight of the pyramids of Giza. From written historical
accounts, we know that the French Emperor did, indeed, experience
feelings of amazement and admiration upon viewing the spectacle of
the Egyptian pyramids.
This particular sign can be accomplished
either with the left or the right arm extended and the palm facing
toward the object of admiration, or astonishment.
This illustration in Richardson's Monitor of Freemasonry (1860)
shows the Master Mason giving the "First Sign, or Due Guard" with
his hands upright "in the
manner of giving the grand hailing sign of distress." Compare this
with the image
inscribed on the cave stone above.
This Goddess statuette was on display in the chambers of Alex
Sanders, well-known British warlock (witch) as he led a witchcraft
ritual. Witches worship both the Goddess and the horned, male God.
(Photo: Witchcraft, Magic and the Supernatural, Octopus Books, Hong
Instructional material for educators in the Fort Worth, Texas,
Independent School District included this drawing of 13 Goddess
worshippers (13 comprise a witches coven) on a succession of six
circle platforms paying homage to
the Sun. The illustration
originally came from an Italian foundation dedicated to the work of
New Age evolutionist and educator Maria Montessori.
In the Babylonian religion, as the initiate entered into the
"Mysteries," part of the ritual was the drinking from the cup of the
Woman (the Goddess). Here, in this ancient woodcut we find a
supplicant kneeling while raising his hands in submissive fashion
after just drinking from the cup.
The priest (at right) appears to
be administering an oath while offering an oblation—perhaps a wafer,
piece of bread, or honycomb—with his left hand. (Kittos' Biblical
Cyclopedia; reprinted in Alexander Hislop's The Two Babylons, First
Edition 1916, American Edition by Loi/eaux Bros., 1916)
Former President Bill Clinton gives the Sign of Admiration as he
views a painting of the late President Harry Truman. Both Clinton
and Truman were initiates of the Masonic Lodge, and, by giving this
sign, Clinton is acknowledging the Masonic achievements of his
predecessor, Harry S. Truman, 33°.
The Clintons were visiting the
Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum in Key West, Florida.
(Photo: Florida Keys News Bureau, in Austin American-Statesman,
January 23, 2005, p. A2)
A dockside member of Greenpeace, the radical environmentalist group,
hails the organization's sea-going vessel. Almost all
environmentalist organizations are funded and run by
Members are ignorant of this behind the scenes influence.