Mythology and Related Mysteries
1 - What Is a Secret Society?
In this book we will concentrate mostly on the origin of
secret societies and
what lies behind the beliefs and rituals of many of the world’s religions.
In the beginning, this will lead us through seemingly unrelated material,
such as electromagnetism and cyclic phenomena, but all will become apparent
as we discover that this natural world relates entirely to our belief
systems. These belief systems are similar the world over and are the basis
of the esoteric side of secret societies.
However, we need to understand the language of secret societies and exactly
what a secret society is. This is a hotly debated subject and is open to
various interpretations, as we shall discover.
There are tales of secret societies throughout history. The first question
we have to ask is why they had to remain secret. According to popular
belief, it is because those meeting in secret were “men of renown” or
“standing” and were plotting to change civilization - whether this be through
destroying the Church or the royalty or through defending the same.
According to this popular belief, one of the original secret societies was
Brotherhood of the Snake (or “dragon” or “serpent”). Although no
real historical records of an ancient Brotherhood of the Snake, first
mentioned by Madame Blavatsky, is in existence, it is a fact that the
rituals and beliefs of this supposed secret organization are similar to many
that do exist and are strangely related to the serpent.
This is no surprise
to me, of course, as one of the so-called experts of ophiolatraea (serpent
worship). In Secrets of the Serpent I discovered that there had been an
ancient and worldwide serpent religion. Merged with solar, lunar, and cosmic
belief systems, this ancient faith did, indeed, take on a worldwide aspect,
utilizing the serpent on many levels.
Eventually, these beliefs crept in to
secret cults and societies and became hidden.
Almost in every instance these secret societies are playing a religious
role - contacting god or the gods in ways that the state religion cannot or
This, in itself, gives us a good insight. It is a stark fact that religion
or beliefs are excellent ways of drawing in members and utilizing a
heightened state in the individual for their own ends - whatever they may be.
As with most religions, the members of secret societies are chosen ones,
members of the few. A clear example of this is the way that Christians
say - without knowing the real meaning of these phrases - that the way is
narrow, or that it is easier to pass through the eye of a needle than to
enter the kingdom of God.
This, in turn, makes the initiate feel more
important when accepted - even though precious few are turned down at the
initiate stage. This chosen way is universal, and not just the remit of
secret societies or religion. It is also found in normal everyday clubs and
organizations where you still have to pass tests that are blatantly measured
to allow everybody to enter, but at different levels.
The idea of there
being different levels then moves the process on and ensures that the new
initiate strives to become an adherent or full member by learning the ways
of the club or society - and thus the initiate becomes fully engulfed in the
world of the society.
Secret societies take this membership a step further by including certain
devices within the “knowledge bank” that the initiate must learn. These
devices include secret handshakes and words, special days of the year known
only to the few, and insights into standard texts. All this, and more, makes
the initiate feel ever more important. In all instances, the ultimate
enlightenment experience seems to be kept back for the very highest levels
of initiation - lower levels of illumination are permitted and used for the
There is also a build-up of comradeship through regular meetings.
allows the member to feel part of a wider family and thus more important.
Speak to any serving military personnel and you will find that one of the
major factors in the success of their unit is credited to camaraderie. This
leads the member down a path into the secret society of such emotional depth
that to leave would feel like losing a member of the family. The comfort
zone the initiate finds himself in is such that he does not wish to leave.
The initiation of any institute is the most important part. Generally, it
involves a ritual built around a seemingly impossible-to-understand myth.
There are levels to the initiation, just as there are in any religion. It
actually starts earlier than most people would understand, with just being
chosen or selected to join. This selection process appears to have a plan,
and the fact that the word “chosen” is used implies that not all can enter.
In fact, from studies of societies, the process is almost random, the true
selection coming much later.
Those not selected for the higher levels are
still members and do the bidding of higher members without actually knowing
it, and without knowing that they are often on a lower level.
During the initial stages of any initiation, the new member is cleaned, or
cleared, of any thinking that would not benefit the society or religion.
This can be seen in the world in general with the military, learning
especially from this psychological battle of wills.
By breaking down the
spirit of the recruit, the army is clearing him or her of any preconceived
ideas and allowing the full mind-bending techniques to appear unsullied in
the mind of the new soldier.
The same is true of secret societies as the new recruits are told to leave
the world behind, including family and friends, who are called distractions
or are of the world or devil. The initiates are then given as a replacement
the new family of the church or society - who, at this stage of the process,
are always forthcoming with help and love to such an extent that the recruit
is overwhelmed with joy. This remains in the new recruit’s mind, deeply
entrenched due to the cleaning process previously carried out.
This process inspires loyalty and a desire for more. The church and society
alike supply the demand with mystical insights that can only be supplied to
those who pass tests. These tests are created to deepen the bonds of the
initiate further. With each new learning process the adherent feels more and
more special and is, indeed, given special status.
There are tests put in place to determine whether the initiate has the
ability to move further. The deeper aspects of these organizations are as
ever more and more secret, and at the highest level they have to be, as this
is where the true secret or purpose of the society or religion lies.
The Knights Templar tested the initiate with spitting on the cross. The
reason is simple and has nothing to do with the irreverence spoken of by the
On one level, if the initiate fails to spit upon the cross as
requested, he is rewarded for his true faith with membership, and believes
he has made it. On the other level, if he does spit upon the cross, then he
has shown true discipline and will be led by the masters’ authority wherever
that may take him - this initiate will move further up the scale that is
hidden to the first who failed to follow the command.
As soon as the proselyte arrived at the ninth degree he was ripe to serve as
blind instrument to all passions, and above all to a limitless ambition for
domination… We thus see those who should have been protectors of humanity
abandoned to an insatiable ambition, buried under the ruins of thrones and
altars in the midst of the horrors of anarchy, after having brought
misfortune upon nations, and deserving the curse of mankind.
quoted in The Trail of the Serpent)
The effects of the ways of the society are seen to the outside world as
strange and unusual.
However, these can eventually become the norm and
accepted by the general population. Take for instance Christianity: In the
early years of its existence, it was classed as a cult or secret
organization due to having to remain underground.
The reason being that the
state religion believed itself far removed from the Christian cult’s creeds,
when in reality they were the same solar beliefs. Roman philosophies were
then what we now class as Pagan, but were followed by the majority.
Pagans had been underground at one point in their existence. Eventually this
underground stream of Christianity grew and grew, with members in positions
of “state authority” joining. This, in turn, made it more and more
acceptable. Yes, there was a lot of “state” hatred for this cult on the
surface because of its secret ways and its threat to the state religions.
Christianity had secret signs, secret handshakes, special myths, and
rituals, just as any secret organization. And this is the nub of the “secret
society” question - it has to remain secret because of the state that makes it
a secret society.
Eventually, Christianity ruled the majority of the globe
and was then fighting against other underground streams, which retained the
mysteries of ancient myth, as we shall discover.
Amazingly, exactly the same can be said of Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and
even communism - all of which began as secret and clandestine organizations
seemingly against the state. Just like the secret society of the Nazis in
the 1930s, all these now standard organizations or religions began within
secrecy and ended up taking power - a goal mocked by anti-conspiracy theorists
across the globe.
The fact remains that history has shown, in every
generation, that secret societies have gained power and become church and
state - as was their goal.
Today we have secret societies across the world in each country - all with
their own goal and all being watched, as ever, by the state.
The Arabs and
some Christians believe that the Jews are in charge of worldwide
conspiracies to take over the world.
Mary the Mother of God or copy of Isis
and Yezidis in Syria and elsewhere are seen as threats to the norm.
fabled Illuminati are seen as a hidden league of gentlemen by many and are
believed to be at the heart of Christian American power. The Christian
community believes that global terrorism is funded and carried out by
worldwide networks of Islamic secret organizations.
What history has shown is that eventually these underground streams do alter
the power balance of the world. Just look at September 11 and the disgusting
attacks on America - they were carried out by clandestine organizations and
did indeed alter the world. Another example was the revolt in America
against the British Empire, which was backed, led, and inspired by the
secret society of the Freemasons.
In Russia and France, the revolutions were
similarly created by secret organizations.
This does not mean that every attempt by every secret society will work, and
history is littered with hundreds of such failed attempts. Others have
managed to claim power only fleetingly.
Another interesting point to note, and something that relates to our
understanding of secret societies, is that many of the greatest minds the
world has ever come to know were members of secret organizations.
an initiate into the mysteries of Eleusis and he even tells us in his
writings how he was initiated. He claimed that he was placed in a pyramid
for three days where he died symbolically, was reborn, and was then given
the secrets of the mysteries.
There is no wonder that the Great Pyramid was
claimed to be part and parcel of the mysteries - the names given to it - Ikhet
and khuti - meant “glorious light” or “shining.”
So what is a secret society?
It is simply a group of individuals, basing
their origin in the mists of time or in the celestial and solar dance of the
cyclic universe, who come together to affect change. Sometimes they are
successful, sometimes they are not, but in most cases, they affect some kind
of change in society at large. They are, on the whole, spiritually based,
and there is a major thread running through those who have been successful,
and that thread is illumination, which gave rise to the name “The Shining
In 1863 Le Couteulx de Canteleu writing in Les Sectes et Societes
All secret societies have almost analogous
initiations, from the Egyptian to the Illuminati, and
most of them form a chain and give rise to others.
A Secret Language
History is a lie.
History is, as Justice Holmes said,
“what the people who
won say it is.”
It has been warped over vast periods of time to fit with
each generation’s idea of what is fact and what is truth. Without the
existence of the secret societies, our history would have been totally
The history of mankind is like a vast jigsaw puzzle.
Only when all the
pieces are laid down in the correct order can we see the bigger picture. The
result is quite startling. We will see a grand and enlightening picture of
how mysteries of the ancient and not so-ancient world can now be solved, from
megalithic standing stones, the Holy Grail, and alchemy, to the truth behind
religion and our present political systems.
The story of secret societies
hides the real history of mankind.
In much the same way that modern day genetic research is showing how
recently interlinked we are as a human race, the research and subsequent
conclusions set out in this book will show how our own political and
religious belief systems are from the same source. 1 There is, after all,
nothing new under the sun. New religious systems are just renewed elder
religions with different names and different settings - the underlying beliefs
are the same.
We can learn from this history and understand the cyclical patterns of human
behavior, which will help us to predict the future more easily - or so we are
told. We will look at the existence of life and consciousness; trace where
it came from and where it is going.
We will move over millennia of mysteries
to reason an actual history based upon fact and evidence. We will see
whether there actually is a worldwide conspiracy, and, if so, where it is
leading us. We shall establish motives, seek out new data, view existing
documents in a new light to gain an overview of vast periods of time and
civilizations, and finally come to grips with the mysteries of faith.
One of the most disturbing aspects of secret societies comes from the clear
understanding that we have been lied to for centuries by one historian after
another. Yet we must not lose sight of the fact that these professionals are
responsible for piecing together huge amounts of information and giving
supposedly factual accounts based on their own belief systems, which are
influenced by the time and location in which they lived or are living.
Without the hard work of these historians, a book such as this would have
been impossible to write, even though its conclusions are in stark contrast
to the accepted view. We must remember: many of the history books we read
today were written, or at the very least researched, during a Victorian age
of high Christianity - a time when every theory and fact was bent towards a
For instance, when it was discovered that there were
ancient crucified gods that predated Christ, these were hushed, destroyed,
or even purported to be the God-given knowledge of the future crucifixion of
Christ. This is, of course, utter rubbish, coming from a religion that
itself was a creation of ancient cults - as we shall see.
We must also understand that many historians, artists, builders,
politicians, religionists, and laypeople wanted to pass the truth on but
could not. So they devised ciphers, codes, and symbolism for their own kind
and future generations to decipher. The beauty of many of these symbols was
that most were already known and already held orthodox significances and,
therefore, the hidden meaning could easily be cloaked in mainstream
Symbols are hidden all around us like a trail of clues leading toward
treasure. We come into contact with them everywhere we go - from the symbolic
architecture and stained-glass windows of medieval churches, to, for
example, the logo on a company van. My own company logo was symbolic of
Phase Transition, the changing of one substance into another. For a
marketing company, this was ideal.
Only people who knew about such things
would be able to see this, however.
Others would just see an arrow with a
wavy line. I had hidden a symbolic device within an otherwise
ordinary-looking company logo.
Mankind has used this subtle language for thousands of years. Through each
generation, this alternative form of communication has developed and grown
increasingly complex, making it more difficult to decipher. The only way to
discover the secrets of symbolism is to break down each and every painting,
building, or text into every possible meaning, and consider both the people
who created these artifacts and the time in which they lived.
must then be weighed against known historical data, such as archaeological
One of the greatest works of symbolism on every level is
the Bible. To the
scholar who knows the alternative meanings of some of the apocalyptic texts
it has been obvious, for a long time, that there is truth hidden away. To
many more the underlying principle of the whole book is astrotheological - Jesus
as the sun, Mary the moon, and all 12 apostles are therefore members of the
But there are so many hidden layers that show that any number of
meanings are possible, and we must remember that lies are also hidden in
code. Of course, to add to this, there are hundreds of texts and so-called
Gospels, written at the same time as the Bible, that simply never passed the
test of the early Christian propagandists and were discarded from liturgy.
These are equally valid now to the history of man, or we shall again be
susceptible to the manipulation of those who chose the contents of the Bible
in the first place.
We must also be careful not to read too much into texts, as we could be in
danger of perceiving them in the light of our own modern society. There have
been many recent examples of books in which ancient structures and texts are
being taken as evidence of “extraterrestrial visitations.”
Regardless of any
other more Earthly interpretation and a huge lack of understanding of the
religious and cultural traditions of the time, this evidence is abused for a
predetermined idea or theory.
Another example of this is how modern-day evangelists use the Biblical book
of Revelation as “proof” of the Lord’s imminent return. They point to hidden
meanings regarding nuclear war and Middle Eastern dictators as if they have
had some kind of divine revelation themselves. The truth is, as any
historian will tell you, that every generation since the writing of
Revelation has claimed the end was very close. That is partly the point of
the solar cyclical Gospel, misinterpreted completely, as usual.
All of these
false interpretations make it more difficult to break the code down into
We shall begin by taking a look at our origins. The origin of life has
always been a fundamental part of religion. The age of enlightenment, of
Darwin and his contemporaries, drastically altered the religious outlook of
the world. If we look at the truth behind the origin of mankind, we will see
that Darwin was only “discovering” what was already known - that this age of
enlightenment was planned, and that it had to happen for the required
changes to occur.
We will see how ancient man and his religious beliefs were
perfectly parallel to our current scientific beliefs - the difference being
only in the terms used.
Take the following pattern, which has been
simplified but is common to the majority of the world’s religions:
Only the God exists. He is supreme and is alone.
The heavens and earth are formless. Everything is darkness and/or covered
by primeval waters.
Then there is light.
Heaven and earth are split apart.
The land is separated from the waters. Day and night are created with the
The land brings forth vegetation and eventually creatures.
Birds and animals are created.
Man appears. 2
As you will note, this pattern is also common to the current theories
regarding the origin of species without the acceptance of the existence of
It is completely in line with the so-called big bang theory and yet
seems to have emerged thousands of years ago. These patterns were especially
ancient Egypt, one of the mysterious forerunners of the world’s
Previously, religion was responsible for informing us of our origins. Now
scientists tell us to look for facts about our origins rather than
philosophize about them, while at the same time they create new theories,
which are sometimes prejudiced and do not take into account all of our
New facts come to light with every passing day. New ideas regarding
mathematical equations of the laws of physics are proving some theories to
be fact. We need to understand these facts and theories and must not be
afraid to alter our own personal viewpoint once these new facts emerge. Our
own personal truths must change or we risk becoming stale, inert religious
It is unfortunate that religious fervor in all disciplines
(including science) can stop us from seeing these marvelous breakthroughs,
and prevents us from moving on and even evolving.
So many facts are hidden from us because of generations of prejudice and
intolerance that some of them will be startling. No one will remain
unaffected by the evidence presented here. Everyone who reads this book will
have his or her own belief system or personal prejudice challenged and will
not want to accept everything as fact.
Much of the evidence here can be
taken in a number of ways, and, where this is known, each alternative
viewpoint has been given. Where other views are required, these have been
sought from original sources. I include in this all religious factions,
whether classed as cult, occult, or mainstream.
In our search for the truth, we will examine everything that could possibly
fit into one book. We will start from Adam and Eve and move through to
modern science. We will then go on to see how our belief systems began and
where some of the more paranormal explanations originated.
There will be
factual evidence of how our belief systems have been used, abused, and
manipulated by a secret and deadly group of individuals who have a history
going back thousands of years.
The glory of religion - gold
They had a name, they had a power base, and they had a
secret, locked away within their initiated few, which had major implications
for the future of mankind. We will discover the secret and reveal it.
There are thousands of best-selling books out there, which support mysteries
that simply do not exist. This book will dispel those mysteries and put us
back on the straight path. Why, in this supposedly enlightened age, do we
still believe and feed off the controlling lies of those in positions of
authority? The answer is simple.
Knowledge is power - therefore if you keep
the knowledge for yourself, you keep the power.
When we come to leave old religions behind we are simply given a new one,
more relevant to our age and to the political aims of the power brokers.
we need the opium of religion or can we survive without it?
Do we need the
repackaged “New Age” religions, or the pseudo-scientific cults that
towards UFOs for the meaning of life?
This book will show how even the new
belief systems are based upon the same old lies and the secret knowledge
that we are supposedly “too simple” to understand.
The Shining Ones, under different names, have manipulated us over the
centuries by many means, including psychology. Utilizing the story of our
origins, they played on our desire to know who we are and where we came
from, and controlled our belief systems from the start. They also understood
some of the very basic and fundamental ways in which our brains work and are
They discovered that we were influenced not only by people, but
also by the world around us in more ways than we today can even comprehend.
If you are ready for the truth, if you can honestly say you have an open
mind and are prepared to let go of misconceptions, then read on.
false interpretations of myth and religion you have heard so many times, and
know them for what they really
the secret language of the
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