DAVID ICKE NEWSLETTER JANUARY 13TH 2007
THE 'GLORY' THAT WAS ROME ...
... WAS NOT OF ANOTHER DAY ...
Hello all ...
I was flown to Rome this week to be interviewed for an American television documentary about religion and I took the chance to look around. I hadn't been there since 1991 and after all I have learned in the years since then it was fascinating to see the symbolism and feel the energy of this Illuminati stronghold.
The old Tony Bennett song talks about the 'glory' that was Rome being of another day, but if you take 'glory' to be 'power' that is far from the truth. Rome has been a global power centre for thousands of years and remains so today.
By that, of course, I don't mean the Italian government, but the secret society network that came out of ancient Sumer and Babylon, in what we now call Iraq, and relocated to the seven hills that became the headquarters of the vast Roman Empire and the 'Christian' Church.
The 'Pagan' religion of Babylon and the ancient world moved to Rome to be renamed 'Christianity'. In Babylon, they worshipped the trinity of Nimrod, the father god, symbolised as a fish; Tammuz, the son who was said to be a reincarnation of Nimrod, so 'father and son were one'; and Queen Semiramis or Ishtar, the virgin mother who was symbolised as a dove.
When the Illuminati relocated to Rome and gave 'Christianity' to the world via Emperor Constantine in the fourth century, the Babylonian trinity continued as the 'Christian' Father (Nimrod), Son (Tammuz) and Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit, which, like Semiramis, is symbolised as a dove.
All the attributes that the Babylonians gave to Semiramis - 'Virgin Mother', 'Queen of Heaven', 'Our Lady' (which translates as Madonna and Notre Dame) were transferred by the 'Christian' creators to Mother Mary.
So 'Mother Mary' and 'Jesus' in this Nativity scene in St Peter's Square in Rome this week is really Queen Semiramis and Tammuz from Babylon and indeed throughout the pre-Christian world under many and various names:
Looking down on the Nativity scene in St Peter's Square are an original Egyptian obelisk and the Babylonian-inspired Christmas tree. Emperor Caligula transported the obelisk from Egypt in the first century and erected it in the Caligula Circus (later the 'Nero Circus' or the brilliantly appropriate 'Vatican Circus') and it was moved to its present site in 1586.
The ancient Greek historian, Diodorus, reports that Queen Semiramis erected a 130-foot obelisk in Babylon and it was associated with sun worship and represented the phallus of the sun god Baal or Nimrod. Some Masonic researchers say that the word 'obelisk' literally means 'Baal's shaft' or 'Baal's organ of reproduction'. It is for this reason that the obelisk also represents the Illuminati bloodlines.
It is no accident that the major Illuminati cities of Rome, London, Paris and New York all have original Egyptian obelisks, or that Washington DC has the biggest obelisk in the world, the Freemasonic Washington Monument.
Nimrod, Semiramis and Tammuz became known under countless names throughout the world and unraveling the story is much simpler once you realise that all the different names are actually the same deities. Among the aliases of Semiramis, for example, are Aphrodite, Venus, Artemis, Diana, Athena, Minerva, Demeter, Ceres, Gaea, Terra, Hera, Juno, Hestia, Vesta, Cybele, Fortuna, and Rhea or Ops, the wife and sister of the Greek horned-god Kronos (Nimrod).
Christmas was the Babylonian - 'pagan' - mid-winter festival and commemorated the death of Nimrod/Tammuz who represented the sun which 'died' at the winter solstice when it reached the lowest point of its power in the northern hemisphere. Three days later, on what became our December 25th, they celebrated the 'birth' of the sun (Nimrod/Tammuz), hence that was the 'birthday' given to 'Jesus', another sun symbol.
This is why in St Peter's Basilica in Rome they have placed 'St Peter's Chair' under a massive depiction of the sun (Nimrod/Tammuz) and in the centre is the dove (Semiramis). The inner elite of the church know what all this symbolism really means, but the rest are told to believe the fairytale or they will go to hell. St Peter's Basilica is built in an east-west direction in accordance with the movement of the sun across the earth. Below is the inside of the Dome of St Peter's - another sunburst associated with ancient sun worship.
The circle of St Peter's Square, with its eight rays, represents the goddess, Semiramis or Ishtar, and the obelisk in the centre is Nimrod. Everywhere you look around the Vatican City you see Babylonian symbolism of goddess and sun god worship. Interestingly, students at theological college are called seminarians, which comes from the Latin 'seminarium' or 'seed-bed'. Semiramis was known in similar terms as the mother, or 'seed-bed', of the gods. The word seminary is also used in reference to Jewish and Muslim religious centres of higher 'education' and the Mormons, too.
The main man behind the global emergence of Christianity was Emperor Constantine who made it the state religion of Rome and oversaw the Council of Nicaea in 325AD that decided what Christians should believe to this day. The doctrine is still called the Nicene Creed. Constantine worshipped a deity called Sol Invictus - the Unconquered or Invincible Sun - so the 'new' Christianity was all very familiar to him.
Constantine converted Rome's pagan Pantheon ('Temple to all the gods') into a Christian church and changed the names of its statues of gods, demigods and goddesses to those of 'Christian' saints. One statue of Jupiter (Nimrod) apparently became 'St Peter' and certainly the fast and feast days of the Babylonian gods became 'Saints' Days. Note, by the way, the sun wheel over the head of old 'Pete' in this Vatican statue - the real meaning of the halo.
So the 'Christian' holy days and festivals are the same as those in Babylon. Semiramis under her name Ishtar (pronounced Eastar or Ester) gave us Easter and the Easter egg comes from the fact that she claimed to have come to the earth from the moon in an egg; Lent originates from the Babylonian period of 40 days to commemorate Tammuz and the Easter ham comes from the myth that Nimrod/Tammuz was killed by a wild pig.
In Babylon, the pine tree, or Christmas tree, represented Nimrod. A log - the 'Yule Log' - was thrown on the fire to symbolise his death and, on what became our Christmas Day, his resurrection was symbolised as a tree with decorations and presents. In the Old Testament, we are told in Jeremiah 10: 3:
'For the customs of the people are vain; for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman 4; They deck it with silver and with gold, they fasten it with nails and with hammers that it move not.'
In the major courtyard of the 'Christian' Vatican we therefore have the biggest sculpture of a pine cone anywhere in the world.
It is an ancient representation of Nimrod and behind it is the Vatican seal with the two cross keys, 'St Peter's Keys to Heaven' that are actually the keys to the pagan mysteries said to have been held by the god Janus (Nimrod) and the goddess Cybele (Semiramis).
Babylon gave its trinity to Egypt and so we have Osiris-Horus-Isis, the Egyptian father, virgin-born son and mother. Above is an Egyptian symbol of Osiris (Nimrod) in the form of a pine cone.
And here is the Greek version of Nimrod/Tammuz, known as Dionysus, carrying the pine cone staff ...
... just like the popes do still to this day.
The mitre headgear of the Pope and the big-wigs of the Christian Church are the fish-head symbols of Nimrod, who was also known as Dagon, the fish god.
Nimrod or Dagon, the fish god of Babylon, and the mitre worn by the popes
The key 'Christian' symbol of the cross, you won't be surprised to know by now, is not 'Christian' at all. It was the symbol of Nimrod/Tammuz and was widely used throughout the world thousands of years before the mythical 'birth of Christ'.
The Babylon connection is not confined only to the Roman Church and Christianity in general. The Illuminati has created and manipulated many religions to confuse and control the people. Semiramis, which means 'branch bearer', evolved from an earlier Indian deity, Sami-Rama-isi or Semi-Ramas. The texts of the Jewish religion were put together after the Jewish captivity in ... Babylon. Judaism, of course, has enormous connections with Christianity, and Islam also has fundamental links to both of them with its belief in Jesus and Abraham, among many other things.
Below is an ancient depiction of the sun god, Shamash, and the moon-goddess, Nanna, from the land of Ur (Sumer/Babylon/Iraq) from around 2000 BC. Alongside is the international symbol of Islam.
The Illuminati bloodlines that came out of Babylon and Sumer, relocated to Rome and then expanded worldwide through the European colonial empires and others, have employed their symbolism throughout our societies and not just with religion. Note the pyramid and eye symbol at the top of this 'religious' art in the Vatican ...
... and then look at the pyramid and all seeing eye on the dollar bill ...
This is an ancient symbol of the Illuminati and can be found on the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, which was created by Freemasons who knew what it all meant. The Illuminati are obsessed with their history and symbolism and it is placed all around us under cover stories like the Statue of Liberty.
On the left here is an ancient depiction of Queen Semiramis, note she is holding a cross, and alongside is the Statue of Liberty holding the lighted torch, a symbol of Nimrod. The statue was given to New York by French Freemasons in Paris who knew exactly what it really portrayed - and it is anything but liberty. There is another Statue of Liberty, another Semiramis, in Paris on an island in the River Seine.
Washington D.C was built as the new Rome. The land on which it stands was known as the 'New Troy', another significant chapter in Illuminati history, and one 400-acre section was even known as Rome, appropriately. Its symbolic centre is Capitol Hill, not Capital Hill, but Capitol. This comes from Capitoline Hill, the highest of the seven hills of Rome.
This picture is Capitoline or Capitol Hill in Rome today. It was here that a Temple once stood to the 'Capitoline Triad', including Jupiter or Nimrod. The name comes from the Latin word 'caput', which means 'human skull'. A skull was found on the hill when the foundations of the Temple were being dug and so came the name 'Capitoline' or 'Human Skull' Hill and the use today of the word 'caput' to mean 'finished' or 'dead'.
You can see the inspirational and symbolic progression through the ages as the Illuminati bloodlines have expanded their influence and power ...
... This is the ancient Roman Pantheon, the Temple of all the gods ...
... which inspired St Peter's and the Vatican as the religion of Babylon and Rome became the religion of Christianity ...
... and when the Illuminati bloodlines built their new Rome, new Babylon, in Washington DC, the architectural style was the same as ever.
Washington is awash with esoteric and Babylonian/Roman symbolism in its street plan and architecture, as are so many major cities. These are among the endless clues that lie in wait for the vociferous researcher who seeks to chart the history of human control.
My trip to Rome this week, after years of such research, was like reading an open book and the trail gets clearer by the day. You cannot understand the world and events today without an appreciation of where today's controllers have come from and the long-time goal they have been working towards.
But the symbolism is only part of the story and next week I will look at the secret societies connected to Rome that are so fundamental to the unfolding, and manufactured, 'drama' that is sold to us as 'life'.
That's it ... lots of things are happening at the moment with regard to my work and it looks like being a very successful 2007 in terms of communicating the information to ever-larger numbers of people around the world. The interest in these subjects is now fantastic compared with just a few years ago.
The TV documentary about religion I mentioned earlier, by the way, is being presented by Bill Maher, who I met in Rome. American readers will know that he is a well known and controversial character. I am told the programme should go out some time this year.
DAVID ICKE NEWSLETTER, JANUARY 21st 2007
ALL ROADS ...
... LEAD TO ROME ...?
Hello all ...
I want to continue the theme of last week's newsletter in which I highlighted the Babylonian and sun worship symbolism of Rome and the Vatican City.
As I said in conclusion, the significance of Rome is far more than its symbolic language written into the architecture. The city, and especially the Roman Church, the Church of Babylon relocated, is the headquarters for some of the world's most powerful secret societies.
Here you will find the global lair of the Knights of Malta, Opus Dei and the Society of Jesus, which also connect into other groupings like the Knights Templar and the Mafia. All are strands in the web of deceit and manipulation that has been operating in the Middle East and Europe for thousands of years and now weaves its evil worldwide. It is the web I call the Illuminati.
Some of these societies are closer to the spider than others, of course, and the closer they are the more secretive they will be, the more powerful in terms of influence on global events and the more their highest initiates will know about the true nature of the conspiracy to enslave humankind.
The Society of Jesus or the Jesuits, with their sun worship logo, are about as close to the spider as you can get. Or rather, their leaders are. As usual, the Jesuit Order is itself structured as a spider's web and the outer strands know far less than those at the centre. It is the Jesuit leadership that controls the Knights of Malta, Knights Templar, Knights of Columbus in the USA, and works closely with another secret order of the Roman Church, Opus Dei, which was created by Jesuits. The alleged rivalry between the two is a diversion.
The Jesuit 'Mother Church' in Rome
The Society of Jesus was the creation of Ignatius Loyola, who was born at the Castle of Loyola in the Basque province of Guipúzcoa in Spain on Christmas Eve 1491. He and a group of associates founded the Jesuit Order in 1537 and it was given papal approval in 1540. The Illuminati secret society network was already operating and had been since the ancient world where it infiltrated the Mystery schools and hijacked the hidden knowledge that went far back to before the Great Flood - the cataclysmic geological upheavals that brought an end to a once global society.
Now the Society of Jesus would become another strand in the web and it expanded its influence until it reached its present status as one of the most powerful secret societies on earth. Loyola became the first Superior General of the Jesuits, also known as the 'Father General', and he sent his agents far and wide to set up schools, colleges, and seminaries.
The Jesuits now have some 25,000 members in 112 countries and the worldwide structure consists of regions known as assistances, which are themselves made up of provinces. It is the usual top-down, Russian doll, system that allows those at the top to keep the big agenda of the organisation from the lower ranks. The Superior General has absolute authority and is chosen for life or until he decides to resign.
The regional structure of the Jesuits. It is used as a front for global manipulation
The Jesuit Constitutions were written by Loyola and created a dictatorship that demanded absolute obedience to the Pope and 'superiors' within the Order. He said that Jesuits should be 'well-disciplined like a corpse'. Loyola produced a book called Spiritual Exercises in 1548 and it is still at the heart of Jesuit 'education'. It tells Jesuits to suspend their own judgement and the thirteenth rule says it is a virtue to believing only what the Catholic Church tells them - even if it's not true. The example is given of seeing something that is obviously white, but believing it is really black if the Catholic hierarchy says it is.
The same structure was employed by the Jesuit-educated Adam Weishaupt when the Bavarian Illuminati was officially launched on May 1st, 1776 and by many other secret groupings. Weishaupt taught Roman Catholic Canon Law at a Jesuit institute of higher learning in Bavaria, Germany, the birthplace of many Illuminati front men like Henry Kissinger and the current Pope.
The themes of the Jesuit Oath were also adopted by Weishaupt as he and his conspirators set about causing mayhem in Europe and elsewhere to establish Illuminati political control. This was achieved by planting agents in all areas of society who then engineered the conflict that brought about the required change. The French Revolution, for example, was one of their covert operations disguised as giving freedom to the people and behind all these activities was the Jesuit leadership.
Weishaupt learned his 'trade' from the Society of Jesus and all these techniques of manipulation can be found in the oath taken by Jesuits when they enter the high command levels of the Order. In the Jesuit Extreme Oath of Induction, or Blood Oath ceremony, recorded in the Journals of the 62nd Congress, 3rd Session of the USA and quoted in the book Subterranean Rome by Charles Didier, published in 1843, the real aims of the Society of Jesus are made crystal clear. Former Jesuit priests, including the late Father Alberto Rivera, have confirmed its existence and it fits the blueprint of Illuminati rituals and oaths.
The induction ceremony is conducted alongside an altar as the initiate, or postulant, stands between two monks. One is holding a banner with the Papal colours of yellow and white and the other holds a black banner bearing a knife with a red cross above the skull and crossbones. It also includes the letters INRI, which is said to mean IUSTUM, NECAR, REGES, IMPIOUS - 'It is just to exterminate or annihilate impious or heretical Kings, Governments, or Rulers'. The initiate kneels and the Superior gives him a black crucifix to hold against his heart and a dagger which he holds pointing to his heart. The Superior confirms during the ceremony that the initiate has been taught to infiltrate and spy on behalf of the Order:
'My son, heretofore you have been taught to act the dissembler: among Roman Catholics to be a Roman Catholic, and to be a spy even among your own brethren; to believe no man, to trust no man ... and obtaining their confidence, to seek even to preach from their pulpits and to denounce with all vehemence in your nature our Holy Religion and the Pope; and even to descend so low as to become a Jew among Jews, that you might be enabled to gather together all information for the benefit of your Order ...
... You have been taught to plant insidiously the seeds of jealousy and hatred between communities, provinces, states that were at peace, and to incite them to deeds of blood, involving them in war with each other, and to create revolutions and civil wars in countries that were independent and prosperous ...
... to take sides with the combatants and to act secretly with your brother Jesuit, who might be engaged on the other side. You have been taught your duty as a spy, to gather all statistics, facts and information in your power from every source; to integrate yourself into the confidence of the family circle of protestants and heretics of every class and character, as well as that of the merchant, the banker, the lawyer, among the schools and universities, in parliaments and legislatures, and the judiciaries and councils of state, and to be all things to all men.'
The initiate then pledges to wage covert war against the perceived enemies of the Order and the Pope:
'I furthermore promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants' heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race.
That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honour, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus.'
This is the true agenda behind the Jesuit operation which controls the Vatican and the Pope. Its current head, or Superior General, is a Dutch guy called Peter-Hans Kolvenbach, also known by Jesuit-watchers as the 'Black Pope'. He is far more powerful than the real one and works closely in America with New York Archbishop Edward Cardinal Egan.
The fundamental involvement of the Jesuit Order in world-changing events like the two global wars have rarely been told. Often blame is handed to a Jewish cabal, which does exist as a nexus around the Rothschilds and goes under the name of Zionism. This is an important part of the Illuminati, but not the spider. It is subordinate to the Jesuit hierarchy and the Church of Babylon, now known as the Roman Church. The Jesuit leadership has been quite happy to portray the conspiracy as Jewish-led because it hides where the true string-pullers are.
Not only was Adam Weishaupt Jesuit educated and controlled, so was Joseph Stalin and many of the key Nazis. Hermann Rauschning, former Nazi head of the Danzig government, revealed in 1939 that Hitler had said:
'I learned much from the Order of the Jesuits. Until now there has never been anything more grandiose, on the earth, than the hierarchical organization of the Catholic Church. I transferred much of this organization into my own [Nazi] party. In my Burgs of the Order, we will raise up a youth that will make the world tremble ...'
Walter Schellenberg, former chief of German counter-espionage, also quoted Hitler as saying:
'The S.S. organization has been constituted by Himmler according to the principles of the Jesuit Order. Their regulations and the spiritual exercises prescribed by Ignatius of Loyola were the model Himmler tried to copy exactly.
'Himmler's title as supreme chief of the S.S. was to be the equivalent to the Jesuit General and the whole structure and direction was a close imitation of the Catholic Church's hierarchical order.'
Hitler, Himmler, the Jesuit-trained Goebbels, and most of the major Nazis were Catholics and this is why there was so much cooperation and collaboration between Nazi Germany and the Vatican, as endlessly revealed in the decades since. The Knights of Malta coordinated the escape of the most vicious Nazis and scientists and mind manipulators like Josef Mengele to continue their horrors in the Americas. Many were issued with Knights of Malta passports. Hitler's one-time ally, Benito Mussolini, was also Vatican [in other words Jesuit]-controlled, as you would expect.
The two faces of the god Janus - the Babylonian Nimrod.
International finance appears to be the fiefdom of Jewish families, but behind them are the Knights of Malta, an arm of the Jesuit Superior General, and I know from my own research over many years that the Knights of Malta are the power behind the global banking system. It is they who control the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for example. An acquaintance of mine called me to say he had been offered a job with the IMF by the Knights of Malta at a meeting in Las Vegas. When he asked how they could possibly make such an offer, he was told that they ran the whole thing and to get the job he would have to join them. He turned them down.
The Rothschilds, a Jewish family we are told, have the title 'Guardians of the Vatican Treasury' and they ensure the financial wealth and secrets of the Roman Church stay well hidden. F.Tupper Saussy, author of the book, Rulers of Evil, wrote:
'Aware that the Rothschilds are an important Jewish family, I looked them up in [the] Encyclopedia Judaica and discovered that they bear the title "Guardians of the Vatican Treasury"... The appointment of Rothschild gave the Black Papacy [i.e., the hierarchy of the Jesuit Order] absolute financial privacy and secrecy. Who would ever search a family of orthodox Jews for the key to the wealth of the Roman Catholic Church?'
And Bill Hughes writes in The Secret Terrorists and The Enemy Unmasked:
'The Rothschilds were Jesuits who used their Jewish background as a facade to cover their sinister activities. The Jesuits, working through Rothschild and [financier Nicholas] Biddle, sought to gain control of the banking system of the United States.'
There are Jesuit plants throughout politics, finance, commerce, media and military, among them Bill Clinton, who attended the Jesuit Georgetown University, the dictator, Fidel Castro, the mass murderer Robert Mugabe, and the horrific Simon Peres, the former leader of Israel. Knights of Malta have included Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, and Prescott Bush Jr., brother of father George Bush.
Bill Clinton as a boy meets President Kennedy - the future of the Jesuit-educated, Jesuit-controlled, Clinton was planned a long time ago. That's why he was given a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University after attending the Jesuit Georgetown.
The global intelligence community is awash with them, too, with the Knights of Malta once again the prime coordinator. During the Second World War while Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini were being controlled by the Jesuit-Vatican network, so were the intelligence agencies of the United States, Germany and the Soviet Union. Their operatives included William Donovan, head of the CIA predecessor, the OSS; General Reinhard Gehlen with German Intelligence who joined the CIA after the war; and Prince Anton Turkul with Soviet Intelligence. Turkul used Jesuits as couriers.
Nazi General and war criminal, Reinhard Gehlen, Hitler's head of intelligence for the Eastern Front, was given the highest honour of the Knights of Malta, the 'Grand Cross of Merit', for services rendered.
Allen Dulles, first civilian head of the CIA, a Knight of Malta involved in the Kennedy assassination who was then appointed to the Warren Commission to 'investigate' how the president died
Many heads of the CIA have been Knights of Malta including the first director, Allen Dulles, and George Tenet, director before and during 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq. The infamous James Jesus Angleton, a major CIA operative involved in the Kennedy assassination, was a Knight of Malta, therefore controlled by the Jesuits. He largely grew up in Rome and became the head of both the Israel and Vatican 'desks' at the CIA, chief of counterintelligence and its 'liaison' with the Warren Commission that covered up the Kennedy murder. FBI chief, J. Edgar Hoover, and Clay Shaw, a CIA agent and the only man to be brought to trial for the assassination, were Knights of Malta. So was Kim Philby, the British Intelligence agent turned Soviet spy, a man close to the Rothschilds and a friend of Angleton.
My recent trip to Rome has provided a lot of new leads and areas of research and the more I uncover and understand the clearer becomes the involvement of the Vatican and its associated secret societies like the Jesuits, Opus Dei, the Knights of Malta and the Knights Templar.
All roads lead to Rome, they say - and they do.
That's it ... I must say the last two weeks have been very encouraging with the interest growing rapidly in my work and many opportunities to communicate the information to a much wider audience are coming my way now.
Coping with all that needs to be done every day is a real challenge at the moment, but it's a problem I'd rather have after all those years of being ignored.
The Awakening is unfolding, no doubt about that, and its time to surf the wave.