Bill Cooper – Mystery Babylon Hours 6 – 10 #34 #35 #36 #38 #39

Hour 6:The New World Order and Freemasonry
(aired February 18th, 1993) Good evening, and welcome to the Hour of The
Time. I’m your host, William Cooper. (Intro music: Look At All Those Idiots)
64 Ah, yes. A nation or world of people who will
not use their intelligence are no better than animals who do not have
intelligence. Such people are steaks on the table and beasts of burden by choice and consent.
Do you fit that description? I certainly hope not. If you do, then it’s time
to wake up and change it. And if you really want to know in a nutshell what’s
wrong with this country, go in your bathroom and look in the mirror.
[William Cooper does commercial for upcoming appearance (text below)]:
Everybody write this down. Write it down. Monday, March 15th—that’s a Monday—March
15th, 8pm to 11, the Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego.
That’s Monday, March 15th, 8pm to 11, the Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon
Boulevard in San Diego. I’m going to be giving a lecture that night, entitled “The Sacrificed
King,” and I will prove to you, beyond any shadow of any doubt, that John
F. Kennedy was assassinated by the religion known as Mystery Babylon.
Specifically, by the arm of Mystery Babylon that calls itself the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
I will prove it to you folks. I want to see you. I want to meet you. I want
to shake your hand. I want to see who my radio audience is. If you’re a CAJI
(Citizens Agency for Joint Intelligence) member, I specifically, really, really look forward
to meeting CAJI members. You are my heroes. You are the ones who do the dirty
work, who are constantly digging out and sending in information. So if you’re a
CAJI member, I want to meet you, I want to see you, I want to shake your hand. If you’re
just a listener to this show, I still want to meet you. I want to shake your hand.
I want to see you. And you’re going to want to hear and see what I have to say
and show you on Monday, March 15th at 8pm at the Lafayette Hotel, 2223 El Cajon Boulevard
in San Diego, California. The price of admission is $40. If you’re a CAJI
member, it’s $30. CAJI members get a 25% discount to this lecture. Sometimes CAJI
members get a bigger discount, but this was all I was able to negotiate with the promoters
of this event in San Diego. By the way, I will be there all weekend. I will be
there the 13th, 14th and 15th. Actually, I will be there the 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th.
I’ll have a room at the hotel. If you want to come earlier, I’d like to meet you. I’d
like to sit down and talk to you. I plan on having some conferences with some good people,
some patriots, in my room. And you’ll get to meet my wife and my little
daughter Pooh. They’re both looking forward to meeting you also. So, please, put it on
your calendar. Start saving your money. Make sure that you are there. It is
important. Now at the same time in this hotel the “National New Age and Truth
About UFOs” conference is going on, so if you are interested and into this nutty, loony
tunes stuff, you might want to come down and go to some of that too. Now some
of these speakers have something to say. Most of them, however, are as nutty as a
fruitcake, and so is what they say. I know. I’ve been to many of these. I’ve talked to
these people so many times it’s pathetic. I’ve sat in and listened to them, and you
talk about lies and deception and just plain old bullshit (laughs), you hear a lot of it
at these conferences. But don’t get me wrong
folks, because sometimes it’s a lot of fun. I mean, sometimes loony tunes is just
fun. Escape from the real world a little while and listen to some of these people. Most of
the lectures are free. If you want to go to the workshops, that’ll cost you. But most
of the lectures are free. I mean, you sit there all day and listen to these people,
and some of them have something to say. Most of
them . . . most of them belong in the loony bin, I’m telling you right now. My
workshop is eight o’clock, Monday night. [Reading from The New World Order]:65
Something’s wrong [folks] in America![Something’s really wrong. Something is destroying everything
that we’ve ever held dear in this country. What is it? Well,
if you’ve been listening to this show, many of you already know what it is. If you’ve
64 Look at All Those Idiots(composed by Jeff Martin, Sam Simon, Jai Winding), The Simpsons
Sing the Blues (album), 1990. Performed by J. Montgomery Burns and Smithers.
65 A. Ralph Epperson, The New World Order, 199049
just been listening to this show for a little while, you may have some idea, but you’re
not quite really sure yet what’s going on. Well, I’m going to tell you right now it’s
all about religion. Whether you’re religious or not, doesn’t make any difference. It’s
all about religion. Whether you believe in God
or not, it doesn’t make any difference. It’s all about a big battle between good and
evil. And most of it, I got to tell you, exists in the minds of men. Some of it’s real. The
question is, what’s real, what’s deception, what should we be paying any attention
to? What is it that’s driving us insane? Yes, something is wrong in America.]
(Audio clip: Trailer of La machera del demonio) 66
Today’s newspapers[folks] are full of stories about the rampant rise [of] divorce rates;
the increasing abuse of children by some parents; increases in the incidence of
rape; pornography being read by an increasing number of people; more crimes
against property; demands for world government; urgings for national borders to fall; Christian
churches being closed because they will not seek licensing by the
state, etc.[etc., etc., and I could go on and on and on and on and on.]
But [why,] why are these things happening? Why are all of the legacies of the past, the
family, national borders, the right to practice any chosen religion, the right
to private property, amongst other things, under such an attack? Is it possible that
there are actually people and organizations who really want to change the basic order
of things?[Well, my regular listeners know the answer to that.]
Clues to the answers to these questions[folks] can be gleaned from some comments made by
people and organizations that are talking about these wide-ranging
changes in the nature of our lifestyle. An Associated Press dispatch on July the 26th,
1968 reported [this]: “New York Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller says as
President he would work toward international creation of ‘a new world order’ ….”[And
you thought George Bush coined that phrase? Surprise, surprise.]
On January the 30th, 1976, a new document called The Declaration of Interdependence
was introduced to the American people. [And] it was signed by [124 traitors:]
32 Senators and 92 Representatives [altogether 124 traitors] in Washington D.C.
and [it] read in part: “Two centuries ago our forefathers brought forth a new nation.
Now we must join with others to bring forth a new world order.”[And you thought
George Bush coined that phrase? Surprise, surprise.]
Another individual who has commented is Henry Kissinger[probably the greatest traitor this
nation has ever known], former Secretary of State. According to the
Seattle Post Intelligence of April 18th, 1975, Mr. Kissinger said: “Our nation is
uniquely endowed to play a creative and decisive role in the new order which is taking form
around us.” George Bush gave the commencement address
at Texas A&M University on May 12th, 1989, and he used similar words as
well. His speech was on the subject of Soviet-American relations, and he was quoted as saying, in
part: “Ultimately our objective is to welcome the Soviet Union back
into the world order. Perhaps the world order of the future will truly be a family
of nations.” Historian Walter Mills maintained that prior
to World War I, Colonel Edward Mandell House, the major advisor to
Woodrow Wilson, the President at the time, had a hidden motive for involving America
in the war. The historian wrote [this]: “The Colonel’s sole justification for preparing
such a batch of blood for his countrymen was his hope of establishing a New
World Order of peace and security.”[You see how these people fool themselves? (laughs)
They always say that the end is peace and security, a world Utopia. But to get it,
they spill more blood than ever has been spilled in history. Each time they try to
bring about their utopia, the blood runs in the streets. They’re liars. They’re hypocrites.
They’re manipulators, deceivers. They are the worshipers of Lucifer.]
Adolf Hitler, a Socialist, and the head of the German government prior to and during
the nation’s involvement in World 66 La machera del demonio (English: Black
Sunday/Mask of Satan), 1960. Double Check*50 War II, is quoted as saying [this]: “… National
socialism will use its own revolution for the establishing of a new world order.”
[Adolf Hitler was a Socialist. “Nazi” means National Socialism.] [Hitler] confided to
Hermann Rauschning, the President of the Danzig Senate, “National Socialism is
more than a religion; it is the will to create superman.”[And what is the number of
the man? 666. You see, in the New World Order, only one man will be allowed to live—the
new man, the illumined man, and the number of that man is 666. You will see
that number increasingly all around you. You will also begin to see pyramids
increasingly all around you, and the eye in the pyramid, and the eye alone. And you will
see circles with the dot in the center. And you will see obelisks appearing all over
the place. And these are not the only signs. There are many, many, many more.
They are the signs of the religion Mystery Babylon.]
Hitler added this thought: “Well, yes! We are barbarians, and barbarians we wish to
remain. It does us honor. It is we who will rejuvenate the world. The present world
is near its end. Our only task is to sack it.”
Another book on his background quoted his comments that his Nazi Party had a hidden
purpose, one that was not perceived by the world at large. Mr. Hitler
was quoted as saying [this]: “He who has seen in National Socialism only a political
movement has seen nothing.”[For it is a religion.] The Humanist religion issued a manifesto in
1933 stating its beliefs about the world in general. It took the following
position about the need for the wealthy governments to share their wealth with the less fortunate
nations: “It is the moral obligation of the developed nations to provide
–through an international authority –… economic assistance …to the
developing portions of the globe.”[Now that is a lie, folks. It means that it’s okay for
some of us to lay back and do nothing and reap the rewards of the labor of others. That’s
socialism! That’s what it’s all about. Communism, socialism . . . it’s the same.
And these people, the worshipers of Mystery Babylon, are the original Communists. They
are international socialism. They invented it. It is their creation. It is their
dream of a world Utopia—a one-world, totalitarian socialist government.]
67 The April, 1974 issue of Foreign Affairs,
the quarterly periodical issued by the Council on Foreign Relations in New York,
had an article in it by Richard N. Gardner, the former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
for International Organizations in the Lyndon Johnson and John Kennedy administrations.
[And] he stated [this]: ‘We are likely to do better by building our
“house of world order” from bottom up rather than from the top down…an end run around
national sovereignty, eroding it piece by piece, is likely to get us to world
order faster than the old-fashioned assault.’ “Even the Communist Party is voicing similar
thoughts. The People’s Daily World for Thursday, March 9th, 1989, contained
an article written by Angela Davis. [William Cooper: You remember her?] Those familiar
with Ms. Davis will remember that she was the Vice Presidential candidate for
the Communist Party a few years ago. She currently is a member of the National
Committee of the Communist Party of the United States [and she] is quoted in the paper as
saying: ‘One underlying effect of anti-communism in this respect is to encourage
a certain hesitancy to embrace solutions which call for deep, structural,
socio-economic transformation.’ “Another Communist, Alexei Kovylov, spoke
at an evening meeting held at Windstar, Colorado in August 1985, and gave
the participants in attendance a surprise presentation. He spoke about the 12th World
Festival of Youth and Students held in Moscow a few months prior to his lecture.
He said: ‘There were three programs. The first was political and dealt with the
various issues of peace and disarmament. The second was dedicated to environmental [issues]
and to the new international economic order.’
“The alleged need for a change in the basic way things are done is consistent with the
teachings of the ‘Father of Communism,’ Karl Marx.”
[William Cooper]: He’s not really the father of Communism, but it’s a name that’s been
tagged onto him. You see, he was just a hack writer hired by the Mystery Religion
of Babylon to write the Communist Manifesto. It was not his idea, but he’s
67 pause51 reaped the benefits of it, if you can call
them benefits. “[But] he co-authored the Communist Manifesto
with Frederick Engels, another hack writer, in 1848. Mr. Marx wrote that
the Communists: ‘openly declare that their ends can be attained only by the forcible
overthrow of all existing social conditions.’
“Nesta Webster, a writer on the subject of conspiratorial organizations in the past,
wrote this in her book, entitled Secret Societies: ‘The revolution desired by the
leaders [of world revolution] is a moral and spiritual revolution, an anarchy of ideas
by which all standards set up throughout nineteen centuries shall be reversed, all honored traditions
trampled under foot, and above all [above all] the Christian ideal
finally obliterated.’ “Some of the Catholic Popes in the past have
commented on the major changes coming in the future. One such Pope was
Pope Pius XI, who wrote the following in 1937: ‘Communism has behind it occult forces for
which a long time have been working for the overthrow of the Christian
Social Order.’ “One of the Popes who preceded him, Pope Pius
XI, oh excuse me, Pope Pius IX, wrote this in November, 1846 about the
changes that he saw in the future: ‘That infamous doctrine of so-called communism…is absolutely
contrary to the natural law itself, and if once adopted, would utterly
destroy the rights, property and possessions of all men, and even society itself.'”
[William Cooper]: Now, don’t get all worked up about what the Pope says, because they
have succeeded now, with this Pope, in putting one of their own upon the
throne of the Vatican. It had long been their dream, and now it is true. And the
bans have been lifted against Catholics joining secret societies. And many of the hierarchy
of the Vatican belong to the secret societies: the Freemasons, Propaganda Due
[‘P2’], etc., etc., etc. You will find an obelisk (chuckles) –the symbol of the
phallus, the penis of Osiris –in the Vatican courtyard. You don’t believe me? Go look.
“Another individual who wrote about the future was Dr. José Argüelles of an organization
known as the Planet Art Network. Dr. Argüelles wrote, ‘Also implicit
in all these events is a call for another way of life, another way of doing things…a
redistribution of global wealth…in short, a New World Order.’
“[Now,] just what the future society was that these people are talking about was described,
in a brief manner, by Marilyn Ferguson in her book, entitled The Aquarian
Conspiracy. [And] she wrote [this]: ‘The new world is the old ~ transformed.’
“Another clue about what is in store for the future world was offered by Dr. James H. Billington,
who received his doctorate as a Rhodes…”
[William Cooper]: Rhodes, Rhodes, Rhodes, Rhodes Scholar. Where have you heard that
before? You have a Rhodes Scholar sitting in the Oval Office right now!
“[He] received his doctorate as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and has taught at Harvard
and Princeton Universities. He wrote this in his book, entitled
Fire in The Minds of Men: ‘This book seeks to trace the origins of a faith –
perhaps the faith of our time. What is new is the belief that a perfect secular…order
will emerge from the forcible overthrow of traditional authority.'”
[William Cooper]: You hear that? They believe a perfect, secular order will emerge. Nothing
perfect will ever emerge from the minds of imperfect men, and no men
will ever be ruled by other imperfect men in any kind of a perfect Utopian
order, secular or otherwise. That is why we must be eternally vigilant…eternally vigilant.
“That these future changes would involve force and slavery was confirmed by B.F. Skinner,
chairman of the Psychology Department at Harvard University, in his book,
entitled Beyond Freedom and Dignity. Dr. Skinner has been called ‘…the most
influential of living American psychologists’ by Time magazine. So the world should listen
to the professor when he speaks. The magazine told the reader what the message
of Professor Skinner’s book was: ‘We can no longer afford freedom, and so it 52
must be replaced with control over man, his conduct, and his culture.’
[William Cooper]: Not long ago in the Los Angeles Timesthere was an article called “Ten
Forecasts for the Coming Decade,” and one of these was chemical, or
electronic, implants to control individual behavior on a twenty-four hour basis.
“Another student of these changes is Alvin Toffler, who wrote this in his book, entitled
The Third Wave [William Cooper: and you should read everything he’s written,
by the way, because what he’s writing is what is coming]: ‘A new civilization is
emerging in our lives…This new civilization brings with it new family styles, changed
ways of working, loving and living; a new economy; new political conflicts; and
beyond all this an altered consciousness as well. The dawn of this new civilization
is the single most explosive fact of our lifetimes.’ “Another scientist involved in commenting
upon the future changes was Dr. Carl Sagan [and he’s] observed [this]: ‘It’s
clear that sometime relatively soon in terms of the lifetime of the human species people
will identify with the entire planet and the species…’
“[Now] the reason[, folks,] why these changes are necessary was explained by Manly P. Hall,
perhaps the world’s leading authority on esoteric words and language.
[William Cooper: He was a 33rd degree Freemason.] He wrote in his book, entitled
Lectures on Ancient Philosophy: ‘The time has not yet arrived when the average man is
strong enough or wise enough to rule himself.’
“And he explained who he considered worthy enough to rule those on the world considered
by the experts to be incapable of governing themselves. He wrote this: ‘Never
will peace reign upon the earth until we are ruled by the fit.'”
[William Cooper]: And who is the fit? (laughs) Why, them of course –the illumined, the priests
of the Mystery Religion of Babylon.
“Mr. Hall even indicated that these changes would occur soon. He wrote this comment in
his book previously cited: ‘One hundred years ago [meaning in 1884 [folks]]
it was predicted that within a few centuries men would revert to the gods of
Plato and Aristotle…We may all look forward with eager anticipation to that nobler day
when the gods of philosophy once more shallrule the world…’
“Aldous Huxley in his book, called Brave New World Revisited, quotes a character called
the Grand Inquisitor in one of Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski’s parables
as saying [this]: ‘In the end they [the people] will lay their freedom at our [the
controllers’] feet and say to us, “Make us your slaves, but feed us.”‘
“The Tucson Citizen newspaper of November the 3rd, 1988 printed a photograph of a group
of people involved in a ‘march for literacy,’ and it clearly demonstrated
that at leastsome people in America are now asking their government to
make them their slaves. The picture showed a demonstrator carrying a picket sign that
read: ‘Uncle Sam, we want you to support us.’
“Mr. Huxley gave us a date when we could expect these changes to occur. He wrote the following
in his book, written in 1958: ‘…The twenty-first century…will
be the era of World Controllers.’ “And then he told us why these controllers
would not fail: ‘The older dictators fell because they could never supply their
subjects with enough bread, enough circuses, enough miracles and mysteries. Under a scientific
dictatorship education will really work ~ with the result that most men
and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of
revolution. There seems to be no good reason why a thoroughly scientific dictatorship should
ever be overthrown.’ “Someone who might have given the world the
date for the commencement of these predicted changes was Zbigniew
Brzezinski, [a Marxist and] President Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor during
his four year administration. [And] he wrote the following in his book, entitled
Between Two Ages[William Cooper: by the way, you should read every book that he’s 53
every written…you will be angered]: ‘Either 1976 or 1989 –the two hundredth anniversary
of the Constitution — could serve as a suitable target date for culminating
a national dialogue on the relevance of existing arrangements, the workings of the
representative process, and the desirability of imitating the various European regionalization
reforms and of streamlining the administrative structure.’ [William Cooper:
And it did begin exactly when he said it would.] “So, the people of the world can now determine
what those changes are that those in the positions of implementing
changes have in store for them. In summary, [folks,] these changes are:
“The old world is coming to an end. It will be replaced with a new way of doing things.
The new world will be called the ‘New World Order.’ This new structuring will
re-distribute property from the ‘have’ nations and will give it to the ‘have not’
nations. The New World Order will include changes in the family…the workplace…religion.
“The United States will play a major role in bringing it to the world. World wars have
been fought to further its aims. “Adolf Hitler, the Nazi Socialist, supported
the goal of the planners. The majority of the people will not readily accept ‘the
new world order’ but will be deceived into accepting it by two strategies:
“1. Those in favor of the changes will have become seated in the very thrones of power,
generally without the public realizing that fact [William Cooper: and this
has already occurred]. “2. The ‘old world order’ will be destroyed
piece by piece by a series of planned ‘nibbles’ at the established format.
“The Communist Party is actively supporting the changes to the ‘new world order.’ The
basic tenets of Christianity, which were the base for the ‘old world order,’ will
have to be eliminated. “If the slower, methodical techniques of change
do not function, violence will be introduced and controlled by the
planners [William Cooper: including, possibly, a World War III using atomic weapons]. The
people of the world will give up their freedom to the ‘controllers’ because
there will be a planned famine, or some other serious occurrence such as a
depression or war. “The change to the ‘New World Order’ is coming
shortly[, folks, and it has already begun]. However, if that is not the
[case], it will be introduced, one step at a time, so that the entire structure will
be in place by the year 1999.” [William Cooper]: We’ve got to take a short
break. Don’t go away, folks. I’ll be right back after this very short pause.
(Audio clip: Trailer of The Mummy)
68 “[Yes folks,]something is indeed wrong in
America! And many sense that changes in this nation’s lifestyle are occurring.”
[William Cooper]: Most of us know full well that these changes are taking place.
“The newspapers are saturated with articles reporting the activities of those advocating
increased governmental spending for a variety of unconstitutional purposes;
organizations supporting a globalism concept urge the world to adopt a one-world
government; psychologists preaching the destruction of the family unit and recommending that the
society rear the nation’s children; governments closing private schools;
and nations forming regional governments under which national borders are
scheduled to disappear.” [William Cooper]: And, still, the sheeple
think that all ofthis is happening by accident, and any concept that it is being
68 1959 movie,54 brought about by a carefully orchestrated
plan is the product of crazy conspiratorialists (mmm-hmm).
“Since these changes appear to be part of the new philosophy known as ‘the new world
order,’ anyone desiring to know the future has to become familiar with this
new phrase and what it portends for the world of tomorrow.”
[William Cooper]: And you will quickly see that is the result of a well-thought out,
well-conceived, and well-orchestrated plan. Indeed, it is called the “Great Work.”
“As an indication that major changes are coming in tomorrow’s world, one of the current trends
mentioned is the call for a ‘one-world government’. [And] one of those
supporting this leap forward is Norman Cousins, President of the World
Federalist Society. And he is on record as saying [this]: ‘World government is coming.
In fact, it is inevitable. No arguments for it or against it can change that fact.'”
[William Cooper]: And I say, that is a lie. Two hundred and forty million Americans standing
up in concert with each other, holding a rifle in their hands, can
stop it instantly in its tracks. And that’s the truth of why we were given the 2nd article
and amendment to the Constitution. It has nothing to do with hunting or preserving your
private property. It has to do with preserving our freedom.
“The goal of a one-world government[, folks,] is not a new thought. One of the earliest
formal organizations that supported the concept of that goal was the
Illuminati, founded on May 1st, 1776, by Adam Weishaupt [William Cooper: a
Jesuit priest, a professor at Ingolstadt University, a Jesuit university, a teacher of Canon Law]…Professor
Weishaupt was quoted as saying [this]: ‘It is necessary
to establish a universal regime and empire over the whole world…'”
[William Cooper]: Now, let me tell you the truth about the Illuminati. Adam Weishaupt
did not establish the Illuminati, nor did the Illuminati die with Adam Weishaupt.
Make sure you understand that. “A more modern organization that supports
the coming changes is the Masonic Order called simply the Freemasons, or
[for short] the Masons. [It has nothing to do with bricklayers, folks. The term originally
comes from the French frère-maçon, which literally means, “the sons of light.”]
This worldwide fraternity has members in America, as will be discussed, and they,
too, support a call for a one-world government. One who has written about this secret organization
is Paul Fisher, and he says this about them in his book, entitled Behind
the Lodge Door: ‘Masonry will eventually rule the world.’ (laughs) [William
Cooper: Benevolent fraternal organization?] “Albert Pike [William Cooper: and you’re going
to hear an awful lot about Albert Pike during this series] the Sovereign
Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry here in the United States from 1850 to 1891
[William Cooper: the man who founded the Ku Klux Klan and B’nai
B’rith] wrote a book, entitled Morals and Dogma. [William Cooper: And when
and if you can find that book, don’t pass it up — buy it and read it.] Mr. Pike has
been praised by his fellow Masons as a member almost without parallel in the history
of the Masonic Order. [William Cooper: He was a great friend of Giuseppe
Mazzini, the ruler of the European branch of the Illuminati.] Carl Claudy, himself a
Masonic writer of great esteem, wrote this about Pike: ‘Albert Pike, one of the greatest
geniuses Freemasonry has ever known. He was a mystic, a symbolist, a teacher of
the hidden truths of Freemasonry. “So the outsider can know that whenever Mr.
Pike speaks he speaks with authority and knowledge. He is perhaps the
greatest Masonic writer of all time [William Cooper: and I would add, next to Manly P.
Hall]. “His book is given to each Scottish Rite Southern
Jurisdiction Freemason, who is asked to read it. (There seems to be a
difference of opinion as to whether or not this book is still required reading for each
Scottish Rite Mason. [As we were] told that it was given to each Scottish Rite Mason
in Tucson. Other Masons say that that is not true.)”
[William Cooper]: But you have to remember, they’re sworn not to reveal the secrets of
the lodge, and therefore you can never trust them to tell you the truth, no
matter what they’re telling you. 55 “[But in this book, Morals and Dogma, Pike]
informs the new Mason about the moral teachings of the Masonic Lodge.
He instructs the Masonic reader that the Order will eventually be asked to rule the entire
globe. And he wrote [this]: ‘The world will soon come to us for its Sovereigns…and
Pontiffs…We shall constitute the equilibrium of the universe and be rulers
over the masters of the world.’ “He wrote this supportive statement in a book,
entitled Legenda: ‘And thus the warfare against the powers of evil that
crushed the Order of the Temple goes steadily on, and Freedom marches ever onward toward
the conquest of the world.’ [William Cooper]: Reference to the Order of
the Temple is reference to the Knights Templars, who were destroyed in
concert by King Philip of France and Pope Clement V. And the “powers of evil,” referred
to in this paragraph, is the Christian Church –the Christian religion, Christianity
as a whole. [William Cooper]: Let me read it to you again,
just in case you weren’t paying attention. “And thus the warfare against the
powers of evil that crushed the Order of the Temple goes steadily on, and freedom marches
ever onward toward the conquest of the world.”
“The Order of the Temple Mr. Pike was writing about was the Knights Templar which was, according
to him: ‘devoted to the cause of opposition to the tiara [the
Pope’s triple crown] and the crowns of Kings.’ [William Cooper]: Well, then, is it any wonder
that the King of France and the Pope crushed the Templars in France? For
that is the only place that they were truly crushed.
“Mr. Pike said that the Catholic Church was a ‘power of evil’ because it had ‘crushed’
the Templars, even though he admitted that they were ‘devoted’ to opposition
to the Church and its leader, the Pope. “But the major point of that quote is that
these forces of opposition, presumably meaning the Masons, are marching
‘onward towards the conquest of the world.’ Mr. Pike repeated his devotion to the conquest
of the world with this comment at the end of his book, entitled Morals and Dogma:
‘Such, my Brother, is the TRUE WORD of a Master Mason; such the true
ROYAL SECRET, which makes possible, and shall at length make real, the HOLY EMPIRE of true
Masonic Brotherhood.’ [William Cooper]: Now, all of you Master Masons
outthere who have been writing me letters, don’t write to me anymore.
You are my enemies, and if I can, I will destroy you. Don’t write to me and profess your innocence,
for your own have proclaimed your guilt. And if you are truly
innocent, then you are just a foolish dupe, and you better get out while you can.
“…the major worldwide movement that champions a one world government[, folks,] under a religious
leader, is a new phenomena occurring worldwide called, ‘The
New Age Movement.'” [William Cooper]: a creation of Freemasonry.
The newspaper put out by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is called The
New Age. “Texe Marrs, a researcher into this new religion,
has written two books on the subject. Both of these books are excellent
primers for those who wish to know more about the beliefs of this religion. The two books
are entitled Dark Secrets of the New Age and Mystery Mark of the New Age. He
has written: ‘The New Age movement has undeniably taken on the definite
form of a religion, [William Cooper: Of course, because it is Mystery Babylon! He goes on
to say] complete with an agreedupon body of doctrine, printed scripture, a pattern of
worship and ritual, a functioning group of ministers and lay leaders.’
“Another writer who has written two books on the New Age religion is Constance Cumbey.
Her two books are called The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbowand A Planned
Deception. She has written this: ‘The New Age movement is a religion
complete with its own Bibles, prayers and mantras, Vatican City/Jerusalem equivalents,
priests and gurus, born-again experiences (they call it ‘rebirthing’), spiritual
laws and commandments, psychics and prophets, and nearly every other indicia of a religion.’
“The new religion has a series of leaders. One is a woman named Alice Bailey, a prolific
writer on the subject of the New Age. She was the founder of an organization
called the Arcane School, one of the major Lucis Trust divisions. The Lucis Trust
was a major publisher of books supporting the religion [William Cooper: and published
a newsletter, or newspaper, called Lucifer]. In her book, entitled The Externalization
of the Hierarchy, she told her readers who the organizations were that were
going to bring the New Age religion to the world, and she identified them as being: ‘the
three main channels through which the preparation for the New Age is going on
might be regarded as the Church, the Masonic Fraternity, and the educational
field.'” [William Cooper]: And, folks, that is exactly
who is bringing it to realization. “(The main thrust of this program is going
to be to examine only one of the three organizations mentioned by Alice
Bailey, that being the Masonic Fraternity. There are numerous works by other writers[,
lecturers, researchers] exposing the involvement of the Church and the educational
field in the New Age movement [and in the New World Order], so I’m not
going to attempt to duplicate those efforts. However, only a few are aware of the involvement
of the [Freemasons], and that is why I have chosen to concentrate on that organization[,
Mystery Babylon].) [William Cooper]: And the reason I’m concentrating
on that organization is because it is their members who have
infiltrated the Church and the educational field who control those other two organizations.
So, really, there’s only one organization that needs to be dealt with,
and that is Freemasonry. “Another major writer on the New Age movement
is Benjamin Creme, and he admitted in his book, entitled The
Reappearance of the Christ and the Masters of Wisdom that: ‘The new religion will manifest,
for instance, through organizations like Masonry. In Freemasonry
is embedded the core of the secret of the occult Mysteries.’
“So Masonry conceals a great mystery inside its temples, one that is connected somehow
to the New Age movement. The Masons admit in some of their writings that
they too are anticipating a new age, a series of major changes. Henry Clausen, the
past Sovereign Grand Commander (the equivalent of their President) of the Scottish Rite of
Freemasonry, has been quoted as saying [this]: ‘We look towards a transforming
into a New Age using, however, the insight and wisdom of the ancient mystics.’
“The Masons claim that the things that they believe in are as old as the ancient civilizations.
They also claim that these ‘mystics,’ the ancient philosophers, had the
wisdom of all ages, and that somehow this knowledge has become lost through
the centuries. Humanity today does not possess this knowledge, but it has become the task
of the Masons and other ‘truth’ seekers [William Cooper: who turn out in every
case of investigation to be liars, deceivers, and manipulators] to rediscover
these principles for the benefit of all mankind. Those possessing this knowledge will correct
the world’s current problems. Some of the Masons also claim to have identified
the cause of these problems. “One of the most prolific writers on the subject
of this ‘lost’ truth [as I have mentioned earlier] is Manly P. Hall, a 33rd
degree Mason. “(For those unfamiliar with the Masonic degrees,
all Masons in America start through what is called the Blue Lodge,
consisting of only three degrees…)” [William Cooper]: A Master Mason is of the
third degree, and really knows nothing even though he thinks that he has
been illumined. And I get lettersfrom them all the time: “I’m a Master Mason and I never
heard of any of the stuff that you’re talking about!” (laughs) Oh boy! I –it amazes
me, folks, it just absolutely amazes me that people are so stupid! Drives me wild.
“(…The initiate into the Blue Lodge goes through three separate and different initiation
ceremonies, one for each degree. After completing these ceremonies, he may
stay where he is or choose to affiliate himself with either the York Rite [William
Cooper: which has thirteen degrees] or the Scottish Rite [which has thirty-two and then
the meritorious 33rd]. The latter is 57 divided into two separate jurisdictions, the
Southern and the Northern. These are based primarily on state borders, and
whether one joins one or the other depends on where the initiate lives. The two Scottish
rites have an additional twenty-nine degrees, making for a total of thirty-two.
There is one more degree, called the 33rd degree, which is honorary, and only a few
are invited into that degree…)” [William Cooper]: And to even be considered,
they must perform some major work toward the completion of the great
work, which is the plan to bring about the Utopia on earth –the socialist dream.
“(…The York Rite has a total of nine degrees. However, since little has been revealed about
this order, we will concentrate on only the Scottish Rite, and, in particular,
the Southern Jurisdiction.)” [William Cooper]: Well, I’ve since discovered
that the York Rite has a total of thirteen degrees, folks, not just nine.
“Mr. Hall has written a book, entitled Lectures on Ancient Philosophy, in which he talks a
great deal about the Masonic fraternity. This is his comment about the
coming changes: ‘A new day is dawning for Freemasonry. From the insufficiency of
theology and the hopelessness of materialism, men are turning to seek the god of philosophy.’
“Notice that Mr. Hall has said that current ‘theology’, obviously current ‘religion’,
has proven insufficient. Also, he feels that ‘materialism,’ meaning the right to private
property, is also a failure. But more importantly, he points out that this new
‘God’ of the Freemasons is somehow different from the God of the Jews and Christians. As
will be illustrated later, some of the Masons believe that the God of the Bible is
a God of evil. “Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, perhaps the founder
of the current New Age movement, has also determined that the
Masons are somehow supportive of her religious views. She wrote this in her book, entitled
The Secret Doctrine: ‘…at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the
nineteenth centuries many Freemasons travelled to Tibet where they were initiated
into the esoteric [defined as intended for or understood by only a chosen few, as an
inner group of disciples or initiates] by an
esoteric order of the Masters of wisdom.’ “It should be expected that she would support
the Masonic fraternity. In 1875, she founded an organization called the
Theosophical Society, basically dedicated to teaching the world about her new secret
religion. One of the earliest members of that organization was Albert Pike, later to
become the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.
“Albert Pike, who later became a 33rd degree Mason, the highest degree attainable, also
saw that there were some significant changes coming, and that he was
supportive of those changes. He wrote the following in his book, entitled Morals
and Dogma: ‘We can look on all the evils of the world and see that it is only the hour
before sunrise, and that the light is coming.’
“[Now,] if Mr. Hall is right, the ‘evils’ that his fellow Mason Albert Pike saw are
connected to current religion, and that which is coming is somehow different from
these religious views. Mr. Hall, who as mentioned previously is another 33rd
degree Mason, also wrote that a new day was coming, and that it was not too far into the
future: ‘A new light is breaking in the east [the significance of the location, ‘the
east’, [I have already] pointed out [William Cooper: –it is the point where the sun
rises]] a more glorious day is at hand. The rule of the philosophic elect ~ the dream
of the ages — will yet be realized and is not too far distant.’
“So, Mr. Hall is also expecting that these changes are about to occur in the not too
distant future. “Someone who attempted to zero in on when
these changes were expected to occur was Alice Bailey, previously
mentioned. She wrote about when she thought the New Age would arrive: ‘Eventually, there
will appear the Church Universal, and its definite outlines will appear towards
the close of the century.’58 [William Cooper]: And you have already seen
the emergence of the Universalist Church. “Since she wrote early in the 20th century,
we can see that she was predicting the eventual arrival of the New Age,
sometime around the 1990s. This estimate of that date is not too far wrong, as will be
demonstrated later [in this series of programs].
“Whatever is coming in the future, some New Agers have told us that they expect that it
will last for a long time. One such writer is Ruth Montgomery, who wrote
that she saw that the new religion would rule the earth for a thousand years. She
wrote the following in her book, entitled Herald For The New Age: ‘The New Age, the
millennium [a millennium is a period of one thousand years], will see an end to that
strife, at least for a thousand years.’ “[Now,] just what is the New Age religion
that will last for at least one thousand years on the earth? [William Cooper:
What is it?] “One who attempted to answer that question
was Constance Cumbey in her book, entitled The Hidden Dangers of the
Rainbow. She wrote that these were the basic tenets of the new religion [William Cooper:
Listen closely]: “1. ‘The Plan’ for the future includes the
installation of a New World ‘Messiah’, the implementation of a new world
government and new world religion under Maitreya (an individual who will be examined later
in this [series of programs]). “2. A universal credit card system will be
implemented [as a cashless society]. “3. A world food authority will control all
of the world’s food supply. “4. A universal tax.
“5. A universal draft [and] “6. They intend on utterly rooting out people
who believe the Bible and worship God and to completely stamp out
Christianity [from the face of this earth]. “As was discussed prior to this summary, certain
people have indicated that they see the Catholic Church as an enemy.
Here, Mrs. Cumbey says that they see not only Catholicism as the enemy, they also see all
of Christianity as an enemy. “Whatever the New Agers believe in[, folks,]
it appears to be growing in popularity. Bantam Books, one of this nation’s
leading publishing houses, has reported that the sales of their New Age titles has increased
tenfold in the past decade. Time magazine reports that the number of New Age
bookstores has doubled in the past five years to a total of about 2,500.
According to an article in Forbes magazine: ‘publishers estimate that total sales of New
Age titles today are at least $100 million at retail.’
“So, whatever they believe in, many believe in it.
“But perhaps the most insightful comment about the nature of what the New Age religion believe
in, and who they worshiped as their god, was written by Mrs.
Cumbey in her book, entitled The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow. She wrote that
they had: ‘the intent of bringing about a New World Order — an order that writes God
out of the picture and deifies Lucifer.’ “So, if Mrs. Cumbey and the other writers
on the subject are right, the New Age movement needs to be studied in some
depth.” [William Cooper]: We know that the goal of
Freemasonry, at least that which is stated, is to bring about the new man, the
illumined man. And the number of the man is 666.
[plays audio of trailer from the 1957 movie, The Amazing Colossal Man]
[William Cooper advertises upcoming appearance once again]59
Now, you know what we need to do folks? I want you to listen to this closing song. Good
night, and God bless you all. (Outro music: Werewolf)
69 Hour 7: Maitreya (aired February 19th, 1993)
I’m William Cooper and you’re listening to the Hour of The Time.
(Intro music: School Days) 70
[William Cooper advertises upcoming appearance in San Diego, asks for air time donations,
and offers CAJI memberships]
Folks, something is wrong in America, no doubt about it. There’s a new religion appearing.
[Reading from The New World Order]: “[Many of you call it] the New Age religion
[and it] appears to be the exact opposite of the Old Age religion, meaning the
religion of the Jews and Christians.” [William Cooper]: It’s not really that different.
I’ve studied it;I’ve talked to people who practice it. They claim it’s not a
religion but it is. Christ has ceased to be to become a man, the son of God, the actual
manifestation of God in the flesh on earth and has become the consciousness, the
Christ consciousness. And anyone can be Christ if they have this Christ
consciousness in the New Age religion. “[Now,] these are the two religions [–the
Christian religion and the Jewish religion –] that set the United States on its
course because these religions taught that mankind had some basic human rights. They
held that the family was the basic unit in all of the world; they believed in the
right to private property; they believed in the unalienable ([which is] defined as being
incapable of being surrendered) right to life; they held that each person had the right to
worship their god; and they held that all had the right to freedom of association.
As shall be so [disclosed during this series], these positions…were deemed to be
‘self-evident’ by those who wrote the American Declaration of Independence and the Constitution,
[and] became the cornerstones of the American civilization.
(The term ‘self-evident’ [folks] means that these human rights were not worthy of
debate because they stood on their own, simply because they were true. They could not be
debated [William Cooper: because they were Creator endowed, endowed by God].)
“Yet, [folks,] today, these cornerstones of American life are no longer ‘self-evident’
[to many.]They are being publicly discussed: people and organizations are now
debating whether an individual has the basic human rights to life, liberty and
property. [William Cooper: There’s a great danger in this.]
“Frederick Wilhelm Nietzsche, a German philosopher, and one of the teachers of many of the world’s
leading communist revolutionaries [William Cooper: in international
socialists], put the argument quite succinctly, in this statement: ‘I condemn
Christianity. I raise against the Christian Church the most terrible of all accusations
that any accuser uttered. [That] is to me the highest conceivable corruption.'”
[William Cooper]: Remember, the priests, the Initiates of the Mystery Schools believe that
Christianity is a corruption of the Mysteries, the worship of Lucifer, represented
by the sun, the light, Osiris. “Texe Marrs, an author who has written in
opposition to the New Age, wrote this about their hatred of the Christians:
‘The New Age believers told, “You can be a god in the next instant if only those horrible
Christians weren’t around with their poisonous attitudes.”‘
“That thought was illustrated by another of the important New Agers, David Spangler, who
wrote this in his book, 70 School Days(originally by Chuck Berry),
The Simpsons Sing the Blues (album), 1990. Performed by Bart Simpson, featuring
Buster Poindexter (vocals) and Joe Walsh (slide guitar)61
entitled Reflections on the Christ: ‘We can take all the scriptures and all the teachings
and all the tablets and all the laws and all the marshmallows and have a jolly good bonfire
and marshmallow roast, because that is all they are worth.’
“So, the New Age, like the Masons, feel that Christianity is the enemy, a force to be countered,
not by open debate, but by contempt and ridicule and, as shall be illustrated
later, by even murder.” [William Cooper]: And, remember, the source
of the New Age movement is the order of the Freemasons.
“Other parties wish to join the debate. In 1911, the Socialist Party of Great Britain
published a pamphlet, entitled Socialism and Religion, in which they placed
their position about religion into the arena: ‘It is therefore a profound truth that
Socialism is the natural enemy of religion. A Christian Socialist is in fact an anti-Socialist.
Christianity…is the antithesis of Socialism.’
“So the Socialist, the New Ager, and the Mason have declared war on the Christians. And,
as in every war, the enemy must be defeated, even by bloodshed, if necessary.
This war has deep roots in history and I will cover those roots so that you
will understand it perfectly where this came from. This war is no different. Bloodshed
is anticipated by all parties in the battle. “Lavedi Lafferty and Bud Hollowell,two New
Agers, started the discussion about how their religion sanctions the use of
violence against the Christian community. They wrote the following in their book, entitled
The Eternal Dance: ‘This is a time of opportunity for those who will take it
[[apparently] meaning the New Agers [the Initiates of the Mystery Religions,
Socialists].] For others [apparently the Christians] if the earth is unsuitable for them [if they
will not accept the New Age religion] they will go on to other worlds.'”
[William Cooper]: Which simply means they will be exterminated. You better listen to
me, folks, I am a messenger and my message is unmistakable and it had better
not fall upon deaf ears. For those deaf ears will be rendered dead, in the coming
New World Order. “Another New Age spokesman, Maharishi Mahesh
Yogi, the ‘guru’ sought out by the rock ‘n roll group known as the
Beatles [and others], has been quoted as saying: “There has not been and there will not be
a place for the unfit…The fit will lead, and if the unfit are not coming along
[if they will not accept the New Age religion] there is no place for them.
“‘In the Age of Enlightenment, there is no place for ignorant people. Non-existence of
the unfit has been the law of nature.’
“Another example of New Age thinking on this vital issue came from a pamphlet available
in a book store selling New Age material. It was published by something called
the Guardian Actions Publications of New Mexico and it was entitled Cosmic
Countdown. [This pamphlet] alleged that it had received these thoughts from something
called ‘Higher Intelligence,’ and it directed its attention to the hunger/disease
problem in the third world. [And] the pamphlet simply stated: ‘The world should
be forewarned to be on a lookout for diseases which have been suppressed for years, suddenly
rearing their ugly heads and decimating the populations already on the
verge of starvation in the Third World Nations. “‘Although these peoples will eventually be
replaced by the new root race about to make its appearance in a newly
cleansed world; nevertheless, for the moment, this is a tragedy.'”
[William Cooper]: You see, they have made incredible admissions, but none of you are
looking, none of you are reading, none of you are absorbing. In fact, most of
you are so stupid that you think that the only thing you should read is what you
personally believe in or agree with. How can you exist in this world ignorant of the opinions
and the writings and the thoughts of everyone else, including your
enemies? “The words reveal an incredible scenario:
[you see, these] people in the Third World nations are going to be entirely
replaced by [what they call] a ‘new root race.’ That eventuality will not be a tragedy; the
tragedy is that these people are dying 62 now due to starvation and disease…”
[William Cooper: But when they die later, or they’re all gone and they’re replaced by
the new root race, that won’t be a tragedy.
“The concept that a new race of people will inhabit the world in the New Age millennium
has been expressed by other believers in the religion. Ruth Montgomery,
previously mentioned, has written about that change: ‘Those who survive the
shift will be a different type of people from those in physical form today, freed from strife
and hatred, longing to be of service to the whole of mankind…the souls who helped
to bring on the chaos of the present century [apparently the Christians and
the Jews] will have passed into spirit to rethink their attitudes.’
“To show that the New Agers are talking about the physical death of the ‘enemy’, one must
only search the writings of other New Agers. Another believer to write
on the subject of the destruction of those who will not accept the new religion
was Ruth Montgomery. [And] she has been quoted as saying in a transcribed interview carried
by a magazine called Magical Blend: ‘Millions will survive and millions
won’t. Those who won’t will go into the spirit state because there is truly no death.’
“Estimates of the number to perish have been made by some New Agers. One who has made such
an estimate is John Randolph Price, who was quoted by Texe Marrs
in his book about the New Age. [And] he said that: ‘John Randolph Price was
told by his spirit guide that up to two and one-half billion [2,500,000,000] might perish
in the coming chaos.'” [William Cooper]: And we already know that
the goal of the plan called “Global 2000” is to deplete the population by two
billion people by the year 2000. “[Now] that estimate is about half of the
current world population[: two and one-half billion].
“Another estimate of the number required to die because they will not accept the new religion
was offered by the socalled ‘Tibetan Master,’ Djwhal Khul, who has said in one of his channeling
experiences, that one-third of all humanity must
die by the year 2000. That would be about two billion people [at least].
“Channeling is one of the strange activities occurring inside the
New Age religion.”
[William Cooper]: I have witnessed this and I could tell you most channelers are just
fraudulent con artists who are taking the money of those who pay to hear this channeling
from dead spirits or ancient teachers or other world spirits.
“Some of the believers claim that they have the ability to call forth the deceased spirit
of someone who lived many years before. Quite often these spirits claim to
be [the] ‘ascended masters,’ those who have gone on to discover the eternal truths of
all creation. One such believer who claimed to be in touch with a ‘master’ was Alice Bailey,
previously mentioned. Her spirit called himself Djwhal Khul, and she claimed
he spoke through her, saying: ‘Death is not a disaster to be feared; the work of the
Destroyer is not cruel or undesirable…therefore, there is much destruction permitted by the
Custodians of The Plan and much evil turned into good.’
“[Now] just what ‘The Plan’ constituted was told to the world by Benjamin Creme, another
New Age leader. He placed an advertisement in about twenty newspapers all
over the world on April the 25th, 1982, that defined the term. The ad read, in
part: ‘What is The Plan? It includes the installation of a new world government and new world religion
under Maitreya.’ “But perhaps the most startling examples of
the teachings of this new religion came from the pen of Barbara Marx
Hubbard, one of their most articulate writers. [And] she wrote in her book, entitled Happy
Birthday Planet Earth: ‘The choice is: do you wish to become a natural Christ,
a universal human, or do you wish to die? People will either change or die. That is
the choice.’ “So the people of the world will be given
a choice: they will choose to accept the new world religion, or they will choose todie!
The battle lines are drawn! Choices will have to be made. [William Cooper: I have made my
choice. What is yours?] “Some of the leading Socialists of the past
have shown that they too have chosen up sides. One such individual was Adolf
Hitler, the head of the German Government during World War II, who held no conviction
that the murder of over fifty million [50,000,000] people during that war
was wrong. He considered himself to be an agent of this unseen god in reducing
the population of the people that he held to be undesirable. He wrote: ‘I have the right
to exterminate millions of individuals of inferior races, which multiply like vermin.’
“And he did what he considered acceptable inside his religion. Those who did not believe
in his new religion had no choice, and they perished. (The evidence that
Adolf Hitler was a New Ager will be presented later in [this series].)
“Another of the leading spokesman for the Socialist position was George Bernard Shaw,
a well-known writer [of] his day. He wrote a book, entitled The Intelligent
Woman’s Guide to Socialism, in which he stated: ‘I also made it quite clear that
socialism means equality of income or nothing, and under Socialism you would not be allowed
to be poor. (Laughter) You would be forcibly fed, clothed, lodged, taught
and employed whether you like it or not, whether you are useful or not. Even if
it were discovered you had not the character and industry enough to be worth all this trouble,
you might be executed in a kindly manner; but whilst you were permitted
to live you would have to live well.’ Socialism is the greatest perversion, deception,
and lie that has ever existed on the face of this earth and has brought
nothing but misery, death, poverty, to people who have been subjected to its cruelties.
The Masonic writer, Albert Pike, placed the Masonic order into the discussion, when he
wrote this in his book Morals and Dogma: ‘It is not true to say that “one
man, however little, must not be sacrificed to another, however great, to a majority,
or to all men.” That is not only a fallacy, but a most dangerous one. Often one man and
many men must be sacrificed, [to] the ordinary sense of the term, to the interest
of the many…the interest and even the life of one man must often be sacrificed to
the interest and welfare of his country.’ “The religious view is that the ‘sacrifice’
of one life for the interest of the ‘many’ is murder, and those who believe in the
God of the Bible are told not to commit this act. The commandment against this practice
is contained in Exodus 20, verse 13 of the Old Testament, and in Matthew 5, verse
21 in the New, and is simply expressed in these simple words: ‘Thou shalt not
kill.’ The principle is easy to understand: no person has the right to take the life of
another. This understanding is nearly worldwide (there are, of course, cultures
that have determined that human sacrifice, cannibalism and murder are acceptable
forms of behavior, but these are rare in the history of man.) But, here we are being exposed
to a whole new religious view, one growing daily in size and stature, that openly
advocates the wholesale slaughter of entire races of people.
“Adam Weishaupt, the founder of the [Bavarian branch of the] Illuminati, has also endorsed
this new conviction that murder was not improper by including it in
the initiation ceremony into the Order. He has his initiator tell the initiate:
‘Behold our secret…If in order to destroy all Christianity, all religion, we have pretended
to have the sole true religion, remember that the end justifies the means,
and that the wise ought to take all the means to do good, which the wicked take to
do evil.’ “The initiate was told that he may use whatever
means, murder included, to achieve the goals of the association that he
was joining. And that the major goal of the Illuminati was the destruction of all religion,
including Christianity. That meant that if Christians physically stood in the
way, they would be removed by simply murdering them.
“Weishaupt even went so far as to say that anyone [anyone] not willing to take the life
of another was unfit to join the Illuminati. He wrote the following in a letter
to a fellow member in 1778: ‘No man is fit for our Order who is not ready to go to
every length…’ “Weishaupt wrote that again, this time using
different words: ‘This can be done in no other way but by secret
associations, which will by degrees, and in silence, possess themselves of the government
and of the States and make use of 64 those means for this purpose, which the wicked
use for attaining base ends.’ “[Now] Weishaupt [, folks,] was aware of the
enormous power of government and he desired its power for his members.
He committed his organization to its infiltration. Then, he committed it to unspeakable purposes:
anything that would further the goal of the Illuminati.
“He even went on to grant permission to his members to distort the truth by lying if it
would further their goals. He wrote [this]: ‘There must not a single purpose ever
come in sight…that may betray our aims against religion and the state. One must
speak sometimes one way and sometimes another, but so as never to contradict ourselves, and
so that, with respect to our true way of thinking, we may be impenetrable.'”
[William Cooper]: And you wonder why politicians continually lie? Continually break their promises?
And no matter who you elect, Republican or Democrat, it doesn’t
make any difference? “Perhaps a perfect example of an oath that
these initiates take somewhere along the road to the pinnacle inside the secret
society was given in a book written by George Orwell entitled 1984. Mr. Orwell has an initiate
into a secret society called The Brotherhood in his story asked these questions:
‘Are you prepared to give your life? Are you prepared to commit murder? Are
you prepared to commit acts of sabotage which may cause the death of hundreds of innocent
people? Are you prepared to betray your country to foreign powers? Are
you prepared to cheat, to forge, to blackmail, to corrupt the minds of children? To
distribute habit-forming drugs? To encourage prostitution? To disseminate venereal diseases?
To do anything which is likely to cause demoralization and weaken the power
of the people? Are you prepared to commit suicide if and when we order you
to do so?’ “This[, folks,] is an example of the philosophy
that ‘the ends justify the means.’ The initiate should do as he was required,
as long as the act benefited the Brotherhood. There is no morality under such an oath.
“So murder of the unfit, those unwilling to adopt the new religion, will be acceptable.
And those who do the annihilating are to feel no remorse. In the view of the
New Age religion, the murderers have served mankind well.
“But this callous disregard for the right to life of every human on the face of the
earth has been predicted before. In the New Testament, John was moved to write in
John, chapter 16, verse 2: ‘Yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will
think he doeth God’s service.'” [William Cooper]: The New World Order, ladies
and gentlemen, will sail in on a sea of blood. We have to take a short
break, folks. Don’t go away. I’ll be right back after this short pause.
(Interlude music: God Bless the Child) 71
[William Cooper advertises upcoming appearance in San Diego once again]
[William Cooper]: Well, let’s continue here. “The New Age religion[, folks,] is going to
have a worldwide leader. A charismatic political
and religious leader that they call, Lord Maitreya. [William Cooper: At least,
so far that’s who they call him, or that’s whatthey call him.] This individual [as far
as I know] has not made his public appearance yet, but the New Agers claim that he is on
the earth, at the present time. They claim that he came to live with the Asian
community in East London, England in July 1977, by ‘descending’ from his ancient
retreat in the Himalaya Mountains along the border of India and Tibet. They further believe
that ‘his imminent reemergence 71 God Blessthe Child (originally by Billie
Holiday), The Simpsons Sing the Blues (album), 1990. Performed by Lisa Simpson,
cameo by “Bleeding Gums” Murphy65 into full public view is assured.’
“They also claim that this individual is the one that the Christians call Christ, the Jews
call the Messiah, The Buddhists call the Fifth Buddha, The Hindus call the
Krishna, and the Muslims call the Imam Mahdi. In other words, all of the major
religions of the world are awaiting the arrival of this one individual. It is their claim
that this one individual now [living] in London is the one expected by all of these
religions.” [William Cooper]: However, when we search
London with a fine toothed comb, we can find no trace of any living
individual named Maitreya, or fitting this description, or recognized as this religious
leader. Isn’t that strange? “And [they say] he is on the earth now, patiently
waiting for the appointed time to reveal his existence to the peoples of
the world. They say that he will apparently assume the leadership of all these religions,
and when does he will create a oneworld religion. “The New Agers have written that in the esoteric
tradition (previously defined as being intended for or understood by
only a chosen few as an inner group of disciples or initiates) [William Cooper: In other words,
the esoteric means ‘hidden.’ They claim that] the word ‘Christ’ is not
the name of an individual, but the name of an office, or function, within the Spiritual
Hierarchy of Masters. [They claim] the masters are a group of perfected men who have guided
human evolution from behind the scenes for centuries. And they believe
that this Lord Maitreya is that Christ. “[Now,] Manly P. Hall has written of this
individual, by identifying him as ‘the way, the truth and the life, which coming to
every life, redeems all who accept it.’ Texe Marrs has quoted this individual as saying:
‘My Army is ready for battle, My Masters of Wisdom and Myself at the head.
That battle will be fought for the continuance of man on this earth. Rest assured
that my Army shall triumph.’ “[Well,] it appears that the battle to be
fought between the followers of Lord Maitreya and the rest of humanity is still in
the future. But at least one of the participants has an army already prepared. [William Cooper:
How about you?] “One who claims to have seen the birth in
a ‘vision’ of someone who seems to fulfill the requirements of this Maitreya was
astrologer Jeane Dixon. Her major claim to being a ‘prophet’ is her prediction, reportedly
made before the event, of the assassination of John Kennedy in 1963. However,
her credentials were dealt a serious blow in 1968 when she also ‘prophesied’
that the Soviet Union would be the first to put a man on the moon. (Laughter) Another
of her ‘prophecies’ was that the Republican party would be victorious in 1968
(and it was with the election of Richard Nixon, a Republican,) but she also
predicted that ‘within the following decade (1970-1979) the two-party system as we known
it will vanish from the American scene.
“She further predicted that Richard M. Nixon had ‘excellent vibrations for the good of
America’ and would ‘serve [the] country well.'”
[William Cooper: (Laughter) [Sarcasm] So, you can see she is a very accurate person,
from which to judge the course of the future. [End sarcasm] You want to know
the truth folks, I am the most accurate prophet of future events in history…in
history. “Those that question her inability to correctly
predict that America, not the Soviet Union, would become the first to place
a man on the moon; and that the two-party system has not vanished from the scene; and
that president Nixon apparently did not have ‘good vibrations’ for this nation
and would later be removed from office by the event commonly referred to as
‘Watergate,’ can only presume that she must have been given ‘inside’ information about
the assassination of President Kennedy. And that would account for her knowing,
at least in that event, the true future. “Secondly, one can only wonder why this ‘non-prophet’
should be listened to about anything after her appalling record on
‘prophecies,’ but there is reason to believe that she might have been asked to write an
account of this ‘vision’ of the important birth by the New Age religion because they
wanted the official imprimatur of someone commonly referred to as a ‘prophet.’
In other words[, folks,] her ‘prophecy’ might have been written to legitimize his claim
to be a man-god so that when this individual made his public appearance himself,
the public would marvel at the fact that his birth had fulfilled a ‘prophecy.’
(Laughter) “But in any event, Ruth Montgomery wrote a
book about her, entitled The Gift of Prophecy, in which she wrote about the
very revealing and intriguing vision that Jeane Dixon allegedly had: ‘The vision which
[Jeane] considers the most significant and soul-stirring of her life occurred on
February the 5th, 1962. She saw the brightest sun she had ever seen. [William
Cooper: Isn’t it funny how that sun always pops into this stuff? Now, remember that reference
to the sun, folks.] “‘Stepping out into the brightness were a
pharaoh and Queen Nefetiti. [Remember here that these two individuals were
Egyptians. [Now,] this will become significant later on. [William Cooper: In fact, its already
significant if you’ve been listening to this show.] The couple…thrust forth a
baby as if offering it to the entire world.'” [William Cooper: Now another interpretation,
because they sprang from the sun, could be Osiris and Isis and the child is
Horus, and that is exactly is the esoteric real interpretation, although Jeanie Dixon
never said this. “Jeane looked at the baby and said, according
to author: ‘I knew here is the beginning of wisdom.'”
[William Cooper]: Remember what I told you? Osiris is the doctrine, Isis is the church,
the child Horus is the body of illumined Initiates.
“So what Ruth Montgomery wrote can be summarized as follows: A sun deity gives the world a
child from Egypt, who possess enormous ‘wisdom’. And this event
allegedly took place on February the 5th, 1962. The interpretation of these
symbols [have already been discussed and will continue to be] discussed [during this series,
and the significance will be plain to all.]
“[Jeane then says,] ‘A child, born somewhere in the Middle East shortly after 7 a.m. (E.S.T.)
on February [the 5th], 1962, will revolutionize the world. Before the close
of the century, he will bring together all mankind in one all-embracing faith.
“‘Mankind will begin to feel the great force of this man in the early 1980s, and during
the subsequent ten years the world as we know it will be reshaped into one without
wars and suffering. His power will grow greatly and until 1999, [[and then
this] year is extremely significant as will also be [discussed]] at which time the peoples
of this earth probably discover the full meaning of the vision.’
“So according to this ‘vision’, [this] child, born on February [the 5th], 1962, will grow
up to bring a one-world religion onto the face of the earth and his efforts
will be successful in 1999. “The New York Times newspaper[, folks,] ran
three consecutive articles on the conjunction of five planets, the sun the
moon and an ‘invisible body that astrologers call Khetu,’ starting on February [the 4th],
1962. The first article stated that the various bodies moved into ‘rough alignment
in the constellation Capricorn at 7:05 a.m., New York time…'”
[William Cooper]: Now Capricorn, remember, is the goat. In history, the goat was the
goat of Mendes, or the Ram. “[And the newspaper article also says] that
they would ‘remain in that alignment until 7:17 a.m., New York time,
Monday.'” [William Cooper]: The goat of Mendes, the
Ram, is also another word, or another name, for Lucifer, Satan.
“However, the article went on to say that most of the people in India became alarmed,
because most astrologers were making ‘predictions of disasters.’ There were
a few astrologers who were predicting good for the world as a result of this 67
alignment, but ‘few Indians appear[ed] to be paying them much heed.’
[William Cooper]: Now couple that with Jean Dixon’s prediction that the child was born
on February the 5th, 1962, midpoint in this alignment, and what do you
get? (laughter) They are going to great pains to prepare the world for something.
“Astronomers did not consider the event to be rare, however, and the article went on
to report that ‘the same configuration [had] occurred several times
in the past,’ the last time being in April, 1821, and then it occurred twice. The
article reported that Dr. Kenneth L. Franklin of the Museum of Natural History-Hayden Planetarium
in New York, had commented that that year does not seem to
be a year of any remembered disasters. He was then quoted as saying: ‘And that
year isn’t famous for anything as far as I know.’ (Laughter)
“Dr. Franklin also commented on the body the astrologers call Khetu. He ‘speculated that
it may be some sort of astrological addition used to make everything
come out right.’ He then added that he believed Khetu ‘to be the invisible
planet that is frequently taken into account in astrological reckonings, but that he had
no idea how it was possible to keep track of something that no one could see [William
Cooper: and, as far as he knew, didn’t even exist].’
“The Times carried another article the next day, Monday, February [the 5th], 1962, [William
Cooper: the date that the supposed child was born] and it repeated the
concern of the Hindu astrologers. In fact, that headline read ‘Hindu Astrologers
Still Say It’s Doomsday.’ And the sub-headline read, ‘Peaceful Beginning of Planetary Event
Is Viewed Gravely.’ “[Now] the third article [in] the series ran
on the Tuesday, February [the 6th], 1962, and carried the headline ‘”Doomsday”
in India Uneventful.’ (Laughter) The article reported that the Indian astrologers had ‘predicted
a variety of disasters, earthquakes, tidal waves, devastating fires,
and warfare, to name but a few,’ but that none of these events has occurred.
Furthermore, the article reported that Hindu priests had claimed that the reason that nothing
had happened was because their prayers to their god had been answered.
“But [folks,] none of these three articles mentioned the birth of anyone on these three
days. Furthermore, none but a few astrologers had believed that something good
was going to happen, and that only a few in India had even listened to them.
Only Jeane Dixon, another ‘astrologer,’ had seen [a vision of] something beneficial, in
this case a birth of a baby ‘full of wisdom,’ at about the midpoint of the three
day affair. “One can only wonder if, once again, she missed
the mark and was involved in another error [William Cooper: or if she
was intentionally made to set up the world to welcome someone named Lord Maitreya].
“In any event, these people claim that the Lord Maitreya will appear shortly to the entire
world and start everyone off on a road to a one world religion. Helena Petrovna
Blavatsky in her book, entitled The Secret Doctrine called him ‘the dragon of
wisdom.'” [William Cooper]: So, it appears that the
one call that Jeane Dixon made that appears to match other comments is her
statement that the baby she saw in her vision was ‘full of wisdom’. If the baby she claimed
to have seen in her vision was Lord Maitreya, then she was right because others
have claimed that Lord Maitreya is fill of wisdom.
“However, there is still reason to believe that she was given ‘inside’ information by
some New Agers that wanted to have this ‘Lord’s [Maitreya] birth ‘prophesied’
so that when he did surface, the New Agers could claim that his birth had been ‘a
fulfilled prophecy.’ [William Cooper]: So the world awaits the
visible appearance of Lord Maitreya. Ladies and Gentlemen, dear listeners, so that
you would realize that I’m not making any of this up, I took last night’s
program and tonight’s program, verbatim, from the introduction all the way through Chapter
3, from a book entitled The New World Order, by my good friend A. Ralph Epperson.
Again, the title of the book is The New World Order, by A. Ralph 68
Epperson. And you can order that book in any good bookstore. If you can’t find it in your
area, contact us and we will make arrangements with Mr. Epperson to be able
to furnish that book to you if you would like to purchase it. I also recommend you
purchase my book, Behold a Pale Horse. It’s a handbook for what is going
to happen in the upcoming years. Especially
this country. And without it, you will be crippled.
[Instructions to order the book from the radio show; asks for money to pay for air time]
Folks, we are nearing the end of the road of civilization as we know it, unless we wake
up. Unless we take control and make sure the future is what we want it to
be, and one of the things we must do now, immediately, is to stop fighting amongst
each other. Stop fighting the man who doesn’t look like you, or the woman who doesn’t look
like you. The people who have a different skin color than you do. We must
learn to live together and its nobody else’s business what somebody else’s religion
is. It doesn’t hurt us if they want to practice their religion as long as they are not hurting
us in the process. So why go to war with them? We are all brothers and sisters
in this world, no matter who we are. Let’s learn to live together and love each other.
Good night, and God bless each and every one of you!
(Outro music: Sibling Rivalry) 72
Hour 8: Ecumenism (aired February 21st, 1993) Good evening, folks, and once again, welcome
to the Hour of the Time. I’m William Cooper. (Intro music: The Great Pretender)
73 [William Cooper plugs an appearance and asks
for donations to stay on the air] Now folks, the Dallas Morning News on October
1st, 1989 published this story: “Anglican Leader Calls For Unity Under
Pope.” The byline is, “Associated Press – ROME: Anglican leader Archbishop Robert Runcie called
Saturday for all Christians to accept the Roman Catholic Pope as a common
leader, presiding in love. ‘For the Universal Church, I renew the plea,’ he
said. ‘Could not all Christians come to reconsider the kind
of primacy the Bishop of Rome, the Pope, exercised within the
early church?'” Again, folks, that was the Dallas Morning News, October 1st, 1989.
This story appeared in the Bakersfield Californian, August 27th, 1989: “Baptist and Catholic Theologians
Find Common Ground. Associated Press – NEW YORK: Southern
Baptists and Roman Catholics, the nation’s two largest denominations,
generally have been regarded as doctrinally far apart, but their scholars find they basically
agree. The 163-page report is seen as the most full scale mutual examination
of respective positions of the two traditions. Achieving it was an unprecedented
experience for Southern Baptists, commonly averse to accumentical affairs. The talks,
sponsored by the Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Accumentical and Inter-religious
Affairs and the Southern Baptists Department of Interfaith Witness, involved
eighteen meetings between 1978 and 1988.” Again, that appeared in the Bakersfield Californian,
August 27th, 1989. Now, I want you to listen to me very carefully
during this broadcast, for the message tonight is extremely important, and
understand that I am not attacking Catholics or anyone else. I am merely giving you the
results of our research, and sometimes the results of this research is
disturbing. It shows how we’ve been misled and deceived over hundreds, and
sometimes thousands, of years. You see, folks, more wars have been fought and more blood
has been shed in the name of religion than any other cause – perhaps all
other causes. Countless millions have been slaughtered in the name of God, Allah,
Buddha, Mohamed, Christ, for thousands of years. Christian killing Jew, Jew hating Muslim,
the Muslim against the Hindu, Christian fighting Christian, Shiite versus
Suni, Sikh against Hindu. Endless rivers of blood, supposedly shed to rid the world
of evil men and make way for peace. And, of course, it never happens.
And that’s what they say about this New World Order, that’s it going to rid the world of
evil men and make way for a thousand years of peace. Well, is it possible
for people of varied faiths and cultures to live at peace in this world? When one
considers the fragmentation and division, even among Christians, or the neverending
conflict between Palestinian and Jew, prospects for peace seem very, very dim. Some,
aware of the dark record of history, would abolish all religion. Some would
combine all religion, as is the intent in the New World Order, and anyone who refused
will simply be exterminated. Today, something unmatched in history is taking
place. Leading statesmen and religious leaders are proposing a New
World Order, a plan that many sincerely believe can bring peace on earth. A unity is envisioned
that will transcend instinctive barriers that have long separated cultures
and religions. Significant progress toward a New World Order
is seen in the spirit of ecumenism, or togetherness, now being urged by
prominent religious leaders, and being brought to reality, to fruition, by the World Council
of Churches [WCC]. In the ecumenical plan, basic theological or ideological
differences are set aside, while emphasis is instead placed upon those
elements common to most religions. And I can tell you that the new world religion will
be a religion that serves man, because man is to become god in the New World Order.
And the religion will change with the needs of man. Could the long, desired
universal peace be just around the corner? Could this succeed? Is it actually possible
for man to forge a lasting peace on the anvil of compromise? Or could it be that we
are naively forging not a New World Order, but rather the one-world order of
apocalyptic prophecy? Or is it all an invention of the mind of man throughout the ages to
manipulate large masses and 73 Performed by The Platters70
populations of people? I make no judgment, and I do not try to answer
all of these questions. You must do that in your own mind, but I must ask
those questions, for many of you have never even thought to ask them. While controversial,
folks, it is not the purpose of this program, the Hour of the Time, to disparage
or attack the honest convictions of any sincere persons, whatever their politic or
faith, for am I true Constitutionist, and I believe that we each have the right to believe
whatever we wish, no matter who likes it or dislikes it, and worship at the altar
of whichever god we choose, no matter who likes it or who dislikes it. It happensto
be one of the precepts of living in freedom.
You must understand that. No one’s right to believe what they want or practice the
religion that they want can be hindered until the practice of that religion, or the activation
of those beliefs, infringe upon the freedom of someone else. Now, I sincerely,
in my heart and in my soul, believe this. Without this belief, man cannot live in
freedom; it must be subjected to slavery, and any intelligent, free-thinking person
can quickly make that connection. That is why, even if you do not like the ravings of
the Nazi speaker standing on the street corner, he must be allowed to stand and
rave. And if you wish to listen, that is your business. If you wish to close your ears and
walk away, that also is your business. But when you shut him up, you shut yourself
up, no matter who you are or what itis that you say. For what we do to one, we
do to all. Therefore, understand that this is a program bringing you information and,
we hope, education. It is not designed to attack anyone, but merely to shine some light
in the dark corners of history, where light has not been found before.
You see, our purpose is bring out facts and principles, which have a bearing upon coming
events. For those of you who may not realize it, this is not a religious
show. This is not a religious show. This is a show that is designed to educate.
Illuminate, if you will, and that’s very ironic, because we are illuminating those who call
themselves, “Illumined,” who have been causing us misery for thousands of years.
We’re trying to reveal the hidden agenda behind the New World Order, and
along with it the ecumenical movement that almost no one dares to discuss, which is a
part of the bringing about of the New World Order.
But you see, folks, these issues must be freely discussed no matter who you are or what you
believe, for those who know history know that history repeats. And those
who ignore the lessons of history are doomed to repeat the history. As Winston
Churchill once observed, folks, “The farther backward you can look, the farther forward
you can see.” And that is really the secret why my predictions have been so accurate,
so accurate that, at this moment, I am the most successful and accurate
prophet on the face of this earth. But I am not really a prophet, I am a messenger. And
they’re not prophecy that I give you, they’re predictions based upon actual study,
research, of history, and of the plan of those who call themselves the “Guardians
of the Secrets of the Ages,” the practicers of that religion called Mystery Babylon. And
it is real, and it doesn’t matter whether you believe in any of this or not. If the
practitioners believe it, it will affect you, especially if they hold powerful positions
in the world, and I can assure you that they
do. So, this is not a religious program, folks, it just happens to be true that the New
World Order is founded upon the religious history of the past. And it is all about religion,
as you will soon see. [Reading from The Great Controversy]:74
“When Jesus revealed to His disciples the fate of Jerusalem and the scenes of the second
advent, He foretold also the experience of His people from the time when
He should be taken from them, [until] His return in power and glory for their
deliverance.” [William Cooper]: Thisis what the Bible says.
“In a few brief utterances of awful significance, Jesus foretold the portion which the rulers
of this world would mete out to the church of God in Matthew chapter 24, verse
9, verse 21 and verse 22.” [William Cooper]: Now, the reason I am quoting
this is because, if what is happening is being brought about by religious
history, then we must understand the religious history, and the books, and the chapters,
and the verses that this religious 74 Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy,
188871 history is based upon. For whatever belief
is driving the minds of the men that are bringing about the New World Order, and
the minds of the men who are fighting the New World Order, it must be understood by
all the rest of us who don’t understand any of this, or we are surely lost.
“The history of the early church testified to the fulfillment of Jesus’ words…[As]the
fires of persecution were kindled, Christians were stripped of their possessions
and driven from their homes…Great numbers sealed with their testimony in
blood. Noble and slave, rich or poor, [it didn’t matter] learned and ignorant, were
alike slain without mercy.” [William Cooper]: And unless what is coming
is stopped, this will repeat itself. “These persecutions, beginning under Nero75
the emperor of Rome, A.D. 55 to 68, about the time of martyrdom of Paul,
continued with greater or less fury for centuries. Christians were falsely accused of the most
dreadful crimes, and declared to be the cause of all the calamities — famine,
pestilence, and earthquake…They were condemned as rebels against the empire as
enemies of religion and pests to society. Great numbers were thrown to wild beasts or
burned alive in the amphitheaters. Some were crucified; others were covered with
the skins of wild animals and thrust into the arena to be torn by dogs…Vast
multitudes assembled to enjoy these sights and greeted their dying agonies with laughter
and applause.” [William Cooper]: For, in that day, it was
known as the great Roman Circus [Maximus] –the football, the Super Bowl of
that era. “[Because they] were hunted like beasts of
prey, [the early Christians were] forced to seek concealment in desolate and
solitary places…Beneath the hills outside the city of Rome, long galleries were tunneled
through earth and rock; the dark and intricate network of passages extended for
miles beyond the city walls. In these underground retreats the followers of Christ
buried their dead…When the Life-giver shall [return to] awaken those who fought the good
fight, many a martyr for Christ’s sake will come forth from those gloomy [catacombs].
[William Cooper]: In vain were Satan’s, or Lucifer’s efforts to destroy the church of
Christ by violence. You see, God’s workmen were slain, but his work went steadily
forward. Said a Christian, “You may torment, afflict and vex us. The more we
are mowed down, the more we spring up again.The blood of Christians is seed [Tertullian, in
his Apology, paragraph 50].” “Thousands were imprisoned and slained, but
others sprang up to fill their place…[Now the] Great Adversary [who
Christians believe is Satan, also known as Lucifer, but whom the Mystery Schools believe
is Jehovah or Yahweh, through adversary] endeavored to gain by artifice
what he had failed to secure by force. Persecution ceased, and in its [place] were
substituted the dangerous allurements and temporal prosperity and worldly honor.”
[William Cooper]: For if it they could not stamp out the Christians by violence, by killing
them, by crucifying them, by throwing them to the lions and to the dogs
and to the gladiators…if they could not get rid of them in that manner, and if the
empire was threatened by them, then there had to be a way to save the Roman Empire,
to save the emperor from that pestilence known as Christianity.
“Idolaters were led to receive a part of the Christian faith, while they rejected other
essential truths. They professed to accept Jesus as the Son of God and to believe
in His death and resurrection, but they had no conviction of sin and felt no need
of repentance or of a change of heart. [And] with some concessions on their part, they
proposed that Christians should make concessions, that all might unite on the platform
of belief in Christ. “Now, the church was in fearful peril. Prison,
torture, fire and sword were blessings in comparison with this. Some of the
Christians stood firm, declaring that they could make no compromise. Others were in favor
of yielding or modifying some features of their faith and uniting with those
who accepted a part of Christianity, urging that this might be the means of their
75 Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus72 full conversion…[And] that was a time of
deep anguish [for] the faithful followers of Christ [William Cooper: according to the
written history of the Christian religion]… “…This compromise between Paganism and Christianity
resulted in the development of ‘the man of sin’, foretold in
prophecy as opposing and exalting himself above God…
“The apostle Paul, in his second letter to the Thessalonians, foretold the great apostasy
which would result in the establishment of the papal power. He declared
that the day of Christ should not come, ‘except there come a falling away first,
and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth himself
above all that is called God, or that is worshiped; so that he as God sitteth in the
temple of God, showing himself that he is God.'”
[William Cooper]: 2 Thessalonians, chapter 2, verses 3 and 4, and that prophecy has come
true. As man stands in the temple of the body today and declares himself
to be God. And furthermore, the apostle warned his brethren, that the mystery
of iniquity doth already worked. And what is the mystery of iniquity? It is the Mystery
Religion of Babylon, the worship of the heavens, the Osirian cycle, of which the sun
is the symbol of the intellect. “Even at that early date he saw, creeping
into the church, errors that would prepare the way for the development of…[that]
gigantic system of false religion, a masterpiece of Satan’s power — a monument of his efforts
to seat himself upon the throne and rule the earth according to his will…
“…The nominal conversion of [the Roman emperor] Constantine, in the early part of the fourth
century, caused great rejoicing; and the world, cloaked with a form
of righteousness, walked into the church. Paganism, while appearing the be
vanquished, became the conqueror…[Pagan doctrine], ceremonies, and superstitions were
incorporated into the faith and worship of the professed followers of Christ.”
[William Cooper]: And the ten commandments were changed to permit idols in the church,
and other changes were made. You see, the day of rest was changed
from the seventh day to the first day. Why? Because the first day was the date that
the pagan religion worshiped the Sun: Osiris, the Light, Lucifer, the intellect. And so,
the pure and simple teachings of Christ were corrupted beyond recognition.
[Reading from The Present Truth, written by Bishop Stephen D. Lewis]:76
“[As Christians] consented to lower their standards, a union was formed between Christianity
and paganism. Though the worshipers of idols professed to be converted,
[they] united with the church [still clinging] to their idolatry, only changing the
objects of their worship to images of Jesus, and even of Mary and the saints.”
[William Cooper]: But they still worshiped the same gods, and they always have. If you
look at an aerial view of the Vatican, you will see that the outer courtyard
is a round temple of the sun, exactly as the druids and the Celts built. And that
in the center of this temple to the sun, to Osiris, stands the symbol of the Lost Word
of Freemasonry: the phallus, the generative force, the penis of Osiris, the
obelisk. You see, folks, the Roman Empire never fell. It just became the Catholic
church. And the Roman emperor merely changed his name from “emperor” to “pope”. Now, for
those of you who may think that I’m crazy and that I have lost my mind,
I’m going to read you verbatim from a book, entitled Dungeon, Fire and Sword.
77 It is the complete history of the Knights
Templar and the Crusades, written by John J. Robinson, author of Born in Blood. And
I’m going to start at the second –third paragraph on page 414, in the chapter entitled, Jesus
Wept (1292-1305). That’s a date — those are dates, folks.
“In London, Edward sent for the master of the Knights Templar in England, Brian De Jaye.
He told the master of his plans 76 Check source
77 John J. Robinson, Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades, 199173
to chastise the upstart William Wallace in Scotland and ask that the Templar Knights
go with him to fight for England. The temple master saw no barrier to committing
his knights to a totally secular war that had nothing to do with religion or the
true cross. It had been years since the fighting men of the temple had had anyone to fight.
The calls for men and money no longer came from the headquarters in the east.
They had no need for them. No monarch they knew in Europe was going to go
on a Crusade, even if the Pope should call it, which he wouldn’t, because the Pope had
something much more important on his mind. Boniface VIII had came up with a
way to increase the papal treasury, a way that could only come up once in a
hundred years. The following year of 1299 marked the turn of a century, and Boniface
would turn the usual secular celebration into a jubilee of joy for all
Christians. Now there would be new pathways to the total remission of sins, much
easier than going off on Crusades. Full absolution was offered to any pilgrim who would come
to Rome for fifteen days with his offering for the church, and thus he could
fill his coffers. “Even at his most optimistic, the Pope had
not foreseen the flood of pilgrims that would bring new prosperity to Rome.
The local merchants and innkeepers were delighted with the business generated by almost two
million pilgrims. Two priests stood all day and night behind the altar at
the church of St. Paul, using rakes to drag away the steady stream of gold and silver
offerings placed there by pilgrims who pushed their way through the mob to leave their gifts.
“Boniface VIII was ecstatic He remembered the words said to him as the papal crown had
been placed on his head: ‘Take the tiara, and know that thou art the father
of princes and kings, the ruler of the world, the vicar on earth of our savior, Jesus
Christ.’ Now, he indeed felt like the ruler of the world as he staged a regal pageant
He put on the dress and the insignia of the ancient Roman emperors and went out into the
streets with two swords, held high in front of him, indicating his supreme
authority over both the secular and the spiritual worlds, with heralds crying out, ‘Behold!
I am Caesar!'” [William Cooper]: And this is just one example,
because all through history, the Popes have, on occasion, made public
admittance of the fact that Rome just became the church. Displayed on the walls of the
Vatican is the double-headed eagle, the insignia of only one man who has ever
lived: the emperor of Rome. Now so I may not be accused of invention, folks,
everything that I am giving you in this broadcast is coming right out of the writings of the
historians of the Catholic church, of the Protestant church, of the Roman Empire,
of the Knights Templar, and many others. You see, I’m not inventing any of
this; it happens to be historical fact. And if you have eyes and can see, the emperor,
now the Pope, to gain converts from heathenism, unsounded doctrine, superstitious
rites, and the adoration of images and relics, were gradually introduced into
Christendom worship. [Reading from The Great Controversy]:
“The decree of a general council [the second council of Nice, A.D. 787]78 finally established
this system of [Christian] idolatry. To complete the sacrilegious work,
Rome presumed to [erase] the second commandment forbidding image worship
[from the law of God], and to divide the tenth commandment…to preserve the number…”
“[According to Christian historians and the Protestant church] Satan…tampered with the
fourth commandment also, and [purposed] to set aside the ancient Sabbath,
the day which God had blessed and sanctified [in Genesis, chapter 2, verse 2 and
3], and in its stead to exalt the festival observed by the heathen as ‘the venerable
day of the sun.’ This change was not at first attempted openly. In the first centuries the
true Sabbath had been kept by all Christians. They were jealous for the honor of
God, and…they zealously guarded the sacredness of its precepts. But with great subtlety Satan
worked through his agents to bring about his object.”
[William Cooper]: Now don’t go away folks, we’ve got to take a short break. We’ll be
right back after this short pause.(Interlude music: Ain’t No Sunshine)
79 “[Early in] the fourth century the emperor
Constantine issued a decree making Sunday a public festival throughout the
Roman Empire. The day of the sun was reverenced by his pagan subjects and was honored by Christians;
it was the emperor’s policy to unite the conflicting interests
of heathenism and Christianity [to save the Roman Empire]. He was urged to do this
by the bishops of the church, who…perceived that if the same day was observed by both
Christians and [the] heathen, it would promote the nominal acceptance of Christianity
by pagans and thus advance the power and glory of the church.”
[Reading from Is the Virgin Mary Dead or Alive]: “But while [most] Christians were gradually
regard Sunday as possessing a degree of sacredness, [some] still held the true
Sabbath…holy [and they continued to observe] it in obedience to the fourth commandment…
“[Now, they believe that] Satan had led the Jews, before the advent of Christ, to load
down the Sabbath with the most rigorous exactions, making its observance
a burden…[He casts] contempt upon it as a Jewish institution…[until finally the
pagan Sunday came] to be honored as a divine institution…While the Bible [Sabbath] was
pronounced as a relic of Judaism, and its observers were [at last] declared
to be accursed.” [William Cooper]: And the outcome of this,
is that the Jews had been persecuted throughout history. They had become
the scapegoat that you learned about in an earlier broadcast.
“The spirit of concession to paganism opened the way for a still further disregard of Heaven’s
authority.” [Reading from The Great Controversy]:
“[The visible head of the church, the pope] came to be almost universally acknowledged
as the [vicegerent] of God on earth, [and he was] endowed with authority
over church and state…More than this, the pope [appropriated] the very titles of
Deity. [He styled himself] ‘Lord God the Pope,’ [assumed infallibility, and demanded that
all men pay him homage]… “…Faith was transferred from Christ, the
true foundation [of the Christian church], to the pope of Rome. Instead of
trusting in [Christ] for forgiveness of sins and for eternal salvation, people looked to
the pope, and to the priests and prelates to whom he delegated authority. They were
taught that the pope was their earthly mediator and that none could approach
God exceptthrough him; and, further, that he stood in the place of God to them and was
therefore to be implicitly obeyed. A deviation from his requirements was [sufficient]
cause for the severest punishment to be visited upon the bodies and souls of
the offenders. [Through this error] the people were turned from God to fallible, erring…men.”
[William Cooper]: Blasphemous titles claimed for the Pope had embellished and enlarged
over the centuries, but a few of these boastful claims appear in an ecclesiastical
Roman Catholic dictionary. I’m taking this right out of a Roman Catholic
dictionary by Lucius Ferraris, entitled Prompta Bibliothecca Canonica,
80 volume 6, pages 438 and 442, article, Pope, the
Catholic Encyclopedia, 1813 edition, volume 6, page 48, speaks of this book as “a veritable
encyclopedia of religious knowledge and a precious mine of information.”
Those are the words of the Vatican. “The Pope is of so great dignity and so
exalted that he is not a mere man, but as it were, God and the vicar of God.” Remember,
the Roman emperors were deified. “Hence, the pope is crowned with a triple
crown as King of heaven and of earth and of the lower regions.” That is an exact
word-for-word description of Osiris. “So that if it were possible that the angels might
err in the faith or think contrary to the faith, they could be judged and excommunicated
by the pope.” 79 Ain’t No Sunshine, written by Bill Withers
80 Lucius Ferraris, Prompta Bibliotheca canonica, juridica, moralis, theologica, necnon ascetica,
polemica, rubricistica, historica, 174675
[William Cooper]: “The pope is, as it were, God on earth, sole sovereign of the faithful
of Christ, chief King of Kings, having plenitude of power to whom has been
entrusted by the omnipotent God direction, not only of the earthly, but also of
the heavenly kingdom.” If that’s not blasphemy, according to the definition, then I don’t
know what is, folks. [William Cooper]: “The Pope can modify divine
law, as since his power is not of man, but of God.” The Pope can modify
divine law? Well, you see that he did. He changed the day of rest dictated by God from
the seventh day to the first day, and he changed the ten commandments to allow the
worship of idols. But the doctrine of papal supremacy is directly opposed to the
teachings of any scripture that I am able to find. “Thou shalt worship the Lord thy
God and Him only shalt thou serve.” That’s in Luke, chapter 4, verse 8. God has never
given a hint in His word that He appointed any man but Christ to be the head of the
church. The bible exalts God, and places finite man in their true position. The Pope has no
power over Christ’s church except by usurpation, and that’s true only if you
are a Christian. If you are Jew, if you are a Muslim, if you are a Buddhist, none of that
is true, is it? “[By the] sixth century [folks] the papacy
[was] firmly established. Its seat of power was fixed in the imperial city, and the
bishop of Rome was declared to be head over the entire church…[William Cooper: Pagan
Rome had given place to the papal Rome]…The accession of the Roman church
to power marked the beginning of the Dark Ages. As her power increased, the
darkness of superstition and error deepened… “Those were days of peril for the church of
Christ. Faithful standard-bearers were few…at times it seemed that error and
superstition would wholly prevail, and true religion would be banished from the earth.
The gospel was lost sight of, but the forms of religion were multiplied…
“[People] were taught not only to look to the pope as their mediator, but to trust to
works of their own for sin. Long pilgrimages, acts of penance, the worship
of relics, the erection of churches, shrines, and altars, the payment of large sumsto
the church–these and many similar acts were enjoined to appease the wrath of God or to
secure His favor; as if God were like men, to be angered at trifles, or pacified
by gifts or acts of penance!” [William Cooper]: And even then, the church
still worshiped the old gods. For in dismantling churches for renovation
throughout Europe, throughout Europe, without exception, and the older the church, the more
likely it was to be true. Enshrined within the altar, out of sight of
the priests and the worshipers, were found stone penises, symbols of the Lost Word
of Freemasonry, the phallus of Osiris, the generative force of the pagan religion of
the worship of the sun, the light, Lucifer, the intellect. This is historic fact. This
is not invention, but fact. “Aboutthe close of the 8th century, papists
put forth the claim that in the first ages of the church the bishops of Rome had
possessed the same spiritual power which they now assumed. To establish this claim…Ancient
writings were forged by monks [William Cooper: and it has been proven they
were forged]. Decrees of councils before unheard of were discovered,
establishing the universal supremacy of the pope from the earliest times. And a church
that had rejected the truth greedily accepted these deceptions…
“…Another step in papal assumption was taken, when, in the eleventh century, Pope Gregory
VII proclaimed the perfection of the Roman church. Among the
propositions which he put forth was one declaring that the church had never
erred, nor would it ever err, according to the Scriptures.”
[William Cooper]: But I wonder what they told Galileo when they imprisoned him for being
right that the Earth revolved around the sun, and that the Earth was not
the center of the universe, and that the universe did not revolve around the Earth.
I wonder what they told Galileo. How did they justify being right, when they were obviously
wrong? And not only with Galileo, but Giordano Bruno and many others.
Many, many others as a matter of fact, many of whom were burned at the
stake for daring to disagree with was then considered to be politically correct. For
many of them had discovered scientific truths, and when they espouse these truths,
were declared to be heretics, and were burned at the stake because the pope
declared these truths to be falsehoods. And that, folks, was the birth of the doctrine
known as “political correctness.” And you see it reappearing now, where truths are again
declared to be false, because they are not politically correct. What are you 76
going to acceptin this world? [William Cooper]: Now, once again, I want
to tell you: we’re not attacking anyone. I care not what you believe. I care not
what altar you worship at, for I am a true Constitutionist. It makes no difference to
any of you what my religion is, although I will freely tell you that I attempt in my
daily life to follow the true words of Christ, not the doctrine or the preachings of any
church or any evangelist or any book, but those words attributed to Christ and only
to Christ. And, as the rock upon which those words stand, the ten commandments as
given to Moses by God. That is the sum total of my religion, of my beliefs, of
what I practice in my daily life. I’m not asking you to do that at all, but I am asking
everyone to quit accepting what they are told. To begin an honest, individual, personal
search for the truth. [William Cooper]: For we can no longer live
in deception, we can no longer live the lies of the past. Great change lies
ahead of us, folks. Change will come, whether we want it or not, for that is the way of
the world and the way of the universe. And if we are still living in lies and deceptions
and manipulations, then that change will be for the bad, just as it has as always
been throughout the history of the world. And blood with flow and people will suffer
all in the name, once again, of religion. And I, for one, am sick of it. Sick of it!
We must discover the truth and we must lead our lives by the truth, and we must take
the truth into the future, and we must determine the future from the truth, and nothing else.
Nothing else. For if we do not, those who have decided that they are the only
truly mature minds and, thus, the only ones capable of rule because the rest of
us do not use our intelligence and, thus, are beasts of burden and steaks on the table
by choice and consent — no better than animals who do not have intelligence…they
have determined that they are going to shackle us, once again, in slavery because
we cannot control ourselves, or rule ourselves, or live by the truth. This is what they have
determined, right or wrong, whether you believe them or whether you believe
that they know what they claim that they know, or not. It is what they have
determined and, I assure you, they are in control right now. Right now, right this moment.
And in this country, their headquarters is in a temple without windows
exactly thirteen blocks from the White House: the headquarters of the Scottish
Rite of Freemasonry. “[Now, when the pope declared] that the church
never erred, nor would it ever err according to the scriptures…the
[Scriptural] proofs did not accompany the assertion. [Next, the] proud pontiff also
claimed the power to depose emperors, and declared that no sentence which he pronounced
could be reversed by anyone, but that it was his prerogative to reverse
the decisions of all others… “…The advancing centuries witnessed a constant
increase of error in the doctrines put forth from Rome. Even before the
establishment of the papacy the teachings of heathen philosophers had received attention
and exerted an influence in the church…Prominent among these was the belief
in man’s natural immortality and his consciousness in death. This doctrine
laid the foundation upon which Rome established the invocation of saints and the adoration
of the Virgin Mary. From this sprang also the heresy of eternal torment
for the finally impenitent, which was early incorporated into the papal faith.”
[William Cooper]: And thus, once again, the worship of Osiris, and Mary, and the child,
Horus, disguised under different names, emerged as a religion from the veil
out into the open. The only thing that has changed is the names.
“Then the way was prepared for the introduction of still another invention of paganism, which
Rome named purgatory, and employed to terrify the credulous and
superstitious multitudes. By this heresy is affirmed the existence of a place of
torment, in which the souls of such as have not merited eternal damnation are to suffer
punishment for their sins, and from which, when freed from impurity, they are
admitted to heaven… “…The Scriptural ordinance of the Lord’s
Supper had been supplanted by the idolatrous sacrifice of the mass. Papal priests
pretended, by their senseless mummery, to convert the simple bread and wine into the
actual ‘body and blood of Christ.’ [William Cooper: And those are the exact words,
‘body and blood of Christ,’ written by Cardinal Wiseman], The Real
Presence of the Body and Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Blessed Eucharist, Proved
From Scripture, lecture 8, sec. 3, par. 26.”
[William Cooper]: But no scripture is quoted.77 “With blasphemous presumption, they openly
claimed the power of creating God, the Creator of all things. [All]
Christians were required, on pain of death, to avow their faith in this horrible, Heaven-insulting
heresy. Multitudes who refused were given to the flames [were burned
at the stake]…” [William Cooper]: Is it any wonder that the
invisible college, the, worshipers of Mystery Babylon, those who call
themselves the “Guardians of the Secrets of the Ages,” hate Christianity?
“…Still another fabrication was needed to enable Rome to profit by the fears and the
vices of her adherents. This was supplied by the doctrine of indulgences. Full
remission of sins, past, present, and future, and release from all the pains and
penalties incurred, were promised to all who would enlist in the pontiff’s wars to extend
his temporal dominion, to punish his enemies, or to exterminate those who dared
deny his spiritual supremacy. The people were also taught that by the payment of
money to the church they might free themselves from sin, and [also] release the souls of
their deceased friends who were confined in the tormenting flames. By such
means [did] Rome fill her coffers and sustain the magnificence, luxury, and vice of
the pretended representatives of Him who had not where to lay His head.”
[William Cooper]: And the old Roman Empire flourished under the guise of the Vatican,
the papacy, the Catholic church. “…In the thirteenth century was established
that most terrible of all the engines of the papacy–the Inquisition. The prince
of darkness wrought with the leaders of the papal hierarchy. In their secret councils
Satan and his angels controlled the minds of evil men [who invented tortures] too horrible
to appear to human eyes. ‘Babylon the great’ was ‘drunken with the blood of
the saints.’ The mangled forms of millions of martyrs cried to God for vengeance upon
that apostate power.” [William Cooper]: This is word to word [sic]
from history, folks. “Popery had become the world’s despot. Kings
and emperors bowed to the decrees of the Roman pontiff. The destinies of
men, both for time and for eternity, seemed under his control. For hundreds of years the
doctrines of Rome had been extensively and implicitly received, its rites
reverently performed, [and] its festivals generally observed. Its clergy were
honored and liberally sustained…But ‘the noon of the papacy was the midnight of the
world.’ [That was written by] J. A. Wylie, The History of Protestantism[, b. 1,
ch. 4.]” [William Cooper]: Now, Protestantism is not
lily-white, either. I use that term, “lily-white,” because throughout history
it’s been used to describe good, when in fact, in many instances, there’s nothing good about
it whatsoever. Protestantism, folks, began in the Reformation, when Martin
Luther81 rebelled against the Pope. But did you know that Martin Luther used,
as his personal seal, the rose and the cross? Revealing that he, himself, he himself was
an initiate of the Mystery School, the ancient religion of Babylon. You see, I’m
not attacking anyone, and I’m not putting anyone on a pedestal I’m not tearing down
the Vatican in order to build up the Protestant church, for they are equally guilty. Protestantism
has fractured the teachings of Christ into thousands of sects and cults and
little groups, all of them professing to know the truth. None of them really do.
“The Holy Scriptures were almost unknown, not only to the people, but to the priests…God’s
law, the standard of righteousness [in those days], having been
removed, [papist leaders] exercised power without limit, and practiced vice
without restraint. Fraud, avarice, and profligacy prevailed. Men shrank from no crime by which
they could gain wealth or position. The palaces of popes and prelates
were scenes of the vilest debauchery. Some of the reigning pontiffs were guilty of
crimes so revolting that secular rulers endeavored to depose these dignitaries of the church
as monsters too vile to be tolerated. For centuries Europe had made no
progress in learning, arts, or civilization. A moral and intellectual paralysis had
fallen upon [the world].” [William Cooper]: “The noon of the papacy,”
according to history, “was the midnight of the world.”
81 Martin Luther, (1483–1546) was a German monk, a theologian, and the father of Protestantism.78
“…Foremost among those who were called to lead the church from the darkness of popery
into the light of a purer faith, stood Martin Luther.”
[No longer reading] [William Cooper]: And this is what people
believe, but Martin Luther himself was an initiate of the Mystery Schools, a
follower of the faith of Mystery Babylon, as was the Pope and the hierarchy of the Catholic
church. You see, but they were vying for the rulership of the world, and
up until not too long ago, have always had throughout history. For the Vatican
practices the corrupted worship of Mystery Babylon, the combination of Christianity and
the worship of Mystery Babylon, whereas the Mystery Schools retained the pure
form of Mystery Babylon. And this is the only difference between the two,
folks, and they have been vying throughout history for the rulership of the world: Mystery
Babylon attempting to destroy the Pope and Christianity, and the Pope attempting
to persecute and burn away the followers, the initiates of Mystery Babylon.
And it has always been the goal of worshipers of Mystery Babylon to seat one of their own
upon the throne of the Vatican, and they have succeeded. They have succeeded,
folks, and now you are seeing the beginning of the combination of all religions
into one-world religion. And while the world and the New Age movement may be waiting for
the emergence of Maitreya, I tell you now here — and remember that I have
been the most accurate in making predictions about future world events then
anyone in the history of the world — based upon study and knowledge, not psychic ability,
not any gift from God, although I am a messenger, I can assure you of that.
I tell you that, in the New World Order, the one-world charismatic and religious
leader will be seated upon the throne of Rome. Mark my words. And for those of you who do
not understand yet, the Protestant religion was created by the Mystery
Schools to bring down, bring down the authority of the Pope, just as this
nation, the United States of America was created by the Mystery Schools to topple the monarchs,
the kings and queens from their thrones.
[William Cooper]: You see, whatever you want to believe even, folks, is OK with me. Let’s
just believe from a position of knowing the truth.
Good night, and God bless each and every one of you.
Outro music: That Old Black Magic82 82 Composed by Harold Allen, lyrics by Johnny
Mercer, 1942. Cover by unknown artist Hour 9:Initiation (aired February 24st, 1993)
You’re listening to the Hour of the Time. I’m William Cooper.
(Intro music: Stardust) 83
From Tinkerbell to Artie Shaw to George Bush’s Thousand Points of Light,
84 America has been mesmerized by stardust since its very inception. And now, America
is beginning to learn what all these references to the star, the morning star, Wish
Upon a Star, Stardust, really is all about. [Reading from A History of Secret Societies]:85
There was something [very] strange about the classical mysteries; something which attracted
people to them and having attracted them made their initiates with very
few exceptions permanent devotees. In Egypt, Greece, India, Rome and a dozen
other places and countries, sacred initiations took place in specially prepared sanctuaries
[usually in a cave or underground]. Priests of the mysteries enjoyed the profound
respect of the masses, as well as that of kings and counselors.
[And in those days there was nothing really secret about it except the initiations rites
and the knowledge which they retained for themselves, giving only the exoteric
to the people.] What were the mysteries? Until relatively
recently, and relying upon comparatively scattered fragmentssuch as Apuleius’
Golden Ass, 86 historians and religious writers had formed
an opinion of them which has been shown to be extremely naïve [if
not, outright false]. They knew that at the ceremonies symbolical teaching took place,
and hence inferred that the mysteries were a relic of the times when academic knowledge
was guarded by the very few and scientific truths (such as Pythagorean
theorems) were given only [and only] to the elect. They knew [also] that orgiastic drumming
and dancing formed a part of many of the rituals, and therefore told their
readers this was a degenerate form of religion, or a mere excuse for licentiousness.
They found that stories of ancient gods and heroes were recited: and were sure the mysteries
constituted little more than an underground survival of prehistoric religion,
magic or tribal initiation. [Or maybe that’s exactly what they wanted
us to believe, knowing full well that it was false. And, of course, if those who
did the writing were members of the Mysteries, they would never have allowed the secretsto
be revealed to the profane.] [But]times have changed [folks]. The study
of ‘brainwashing’ [and mind control] and conditioning the mind within the
past decade [or so] has helped to lay bare the essence of the mysteries, and has answered
the riddles which surrounded them. [You see,] in this process, those who have
tried to keep the celebration of the mysteries alive, who have tried to revive them,
have been shown up as relying upon the symbolic interpretation alone. And this revelation
has been in its own way has been on of the most startling developments of contemporary
religion. [You see, for] almost anyone, for instance, can get away with
83 Composed by HoagyCarmichael in 1927. Cover by Artie Shaw, 1941. Stardustis one of the
songs performed by the fictional “Ramon Raquello and His Orchestra”
during Orson Welles’ October 1938 War of the Worlds broadcast. An
announcer interrupts the song to announce that further incandescent gas explosions are
occurring on the surface of Mars. They return to the song and interrupt it again
for an interview at the Princeton observatory. 84
“Thousand Points of Light”is a recurring phrase in speeches given by George H. W. Bush. The
term was coined by speechwriter Peggy Noonan. In his 1989 State
of the Union address, Bush said: “I have spoken of a thousand points of light, of
all the community organizations that are spread like stars throughout the Nation, doing good.
We will work hand in hand, encouraging, sometimes leading, sometimes
being led, rewarding. We will work on this in the White House, in the Cabinet
agencies. I will go to the people and the programs that are the brighter points of light,
and I will ask every member of my government to become involved. The old ideas
are new again because they are not old, they are timeless: duty, sacrifice,
commitment, and a patriotism that finds its expression in taking part and pitching in.”
85 Arkon Daraul,A History of Secret Societies, 1961
86 The Metamorphoses of Apuleius also known as The Golden Assis the only Latin novel to
survive in its entirety.80 telling anyone else that he was an Egyptian
priest in a former incarnation, because there is so very little verifiable material
available to prove the reverse.[It becomes obvious, though, when you attend a party populated
by these nuts. When six people introduce themselves as having been
Abraham Lincoln in a past life.] But let anyone attempt to celebrate any of the
ancient mystery-cults’ rituals, and unless he has a sound idea on how the human mind
works, he is unlikely to escape the criticism of those physiologists who now see
in the mysteries an almost open book. [So] let us return to a sketch of the conventional
knowledge about the mysteries. In those of Eleusis, celebrated in Greece,
the candidate had to undergo fasting or abstinence from certain foods. There were processions,
with sacred statues carried from Athens to Eleusis. Those who were to
be initiated waited for long periods of time outside the hall in the temple [where]
the rites were to be held [building up a tremendous tension of suspense]. Eventually a torchbearer
led them within the precincts [usually underground]. The ceremonies
[usually] included a ritualistic meal; one or two dramas; the exhibition of
sacred objects; the ‘giving of the word’; (laughs) an address by the hierophant; and,
oddly enough, closure with the Sanskrit words: “Cansha om pacsha.”
The elements included the clashing of cymbals, tension and a certain degree of debilitation,
eating something, plus conditions which were all-inspiring, strange.
The candidate was in the hands of, and guided by, the priesthood. Other factors:
[were] drinking a soporific draught; symbolic sentence of death; whirling around a circle.
Initiation ceremonies of secret cults, the mystery-type invariably involve tests, sometimes
most severe ones. The effect of certain experiences was a carefully worked
programme of mind training which is familiar in modern times as that which is
employed by certain totalitarian states to ‘condition’ or reshape the thinking of an
individual.[William Cooper: Are you listening to me, all you Freemasons out there
who think that you’re so smart? Well, you’re not.]This process produces a state
in which the mind is pliant enough to have certain ideas implanted: ideas which resist
a great deal of counter-influence. This was the secret of the mysteries, this and
nothing else. Echoes of such training are to be seen in the rituals of certain secret
societies without mystical pretensions which survive to this day: trials, terror, expectancy,
drinking and the rest. That this fact was known in the past [folks]
is evidenced by the words of Aristotle, who was exiled because he was said to
have revealed something about the mysteries; and he said [this]: “Those who are being initiated
do not so much learn anything, as experience certain emotions,
and are thrown into a special state of mind.” [Well,] what was this special state of mind?
[Folks,] it was a plasticity, in order that the conditioning might take
permanent root. The psychologist William Sargant, the greatest authority on this subject, says
in his classic Battle for the Mind: “It seems, therefore, that there are
common final paths which all individual animals (though initial temperamental
responses to imposed stresses vary greatly) must finally take –if only stresses are continued
long enough. This is probably the same in human beings.[And] if so [it] may
help to explain why excitatory drumming, dancing and continued bodily
movement are so much used in such a number of primitive religious groups. The efforts
and the excitement of keeping the dance in progress for many hours on end should
wear down and if need be finally subdue the strongest and most stubborn
temperament, such as might be able to survive frightening and exciting talk alone for days
or weeks.” 87
[Now, understanding what I just read to you, this quote from Battle for the Mind by William
Sargant.Can you still say that music plays no part of the conditioning
of the mind? That the words in the music is not being entrapped by the
subconscious of those young people who dance for hours listening to this music?If so, I
think you’d better rethink that position. For it is a form of mind control,
brainwashing.] Dr. Sargant notes that Chinese experiments
in mass-excitation, breaking down and reconditioning are based on same
physiological principles as religious conversion and also individual and group psychotherapy
treatments. [Folks,] these include the application of tension, fear,
anxiety, conflict, to the point where subjects are uncertain. [And] in this state
suggestibility is increased and the old pattern of behavior is disrupted.
87 William Sargant, Battle For The Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brainwashing,
195781 The fact that the devotees of the mysteries
were thoroughly conditioned to them, and felt they were important in their
lives, is seen in much historical evidence. Even in the fourth century of the Christian
era, the Greeks were insisting that they “would consider life unbearable if they were
not allowed to celebrate those most sacred mysteries which unite the human race.”
[Now] the work of those that pointed out the functions of mysteries as mind-training and
conditioning has, of course, evoked no answer for those who stillthink
that the rituals are mere symbolic representations of knowledge or facts.[And
indeed they cannot admit this, simply because they would be admitting their own foolishness
and stupidity in the process. So they will resist at all costs and continue
to go to their meetings, for to do otherwise would be to confront their own fallibility,
and in human nature that is one of the most difficult things for any individual to do.
We all realize that.]It’s interesting to note [folks] that the ecstasy which is produced
by excitatory methods and is followed by manipulation of the mind is still sought by
members of many secret cults who are aware of the scientific explanation.[You see, irregardless,
even when they know this, they still seek it out. Because for them it
fulfills some terrible need, way down deep inside their gut.]
There reaction is that the experience may well be induced by physical methods; but in
spite of that [and this is what they say] “it is nothing less than actual spiritual
communion with a supernatural power.”This is the point at which scientists and
mystics cannot agree. The mystic feels sure that he has experienced something sublime.[And
who’s to say that they haven’t? Or, if you have not experienced it, you have
no basis upon which to make a decision. But to experience it is to put yourself in a
position to be controlled by others. So, we are in a quandary now. How do we explore this?]
The scientist tells [the mystic] that it is an illusion. He [just simply] will
not believe it. The situation just reminds one of the time when someone produced
the soul of a departed relative to tell a spiritualist, that there was no life after
death (laughs). Although this is alleged to have
happened in Ireland, one can visualize it taking place easily enough in the mutually
heated atmosphere of scientist versus mystic anywhere [in the world].
The orgiastic side of the mysteries [also] has a place in the sphere of psychology. The
catharsis ([or the] cleansing of the mind) which the secret cult of the Cathari
experienced after ecstasy is paralleled by the modern therapist’s procedure in
bringing his patient to a state of excitement and [then] collapse before an implanting what
he considers more suitable ideas in the mind.
Christianity [of course] was not been behind in its use of the mystery-system for initiates.
[For] it was not until A.D. 692 that the every believer was ordered to be
admitted to the worship of the Christians, following the period when it was thought
advisable to celebrate certain parts of worship in secret.[You see, Christianity in the beginning,
was a secret society itself. And the correct name for it was the Friendly
Open Secret Society, 88 although in the beginning there was nothing
open about it.] Traces of this survive in such customs
as that of the Greek Orthodox Church, where the priest celebrates divine worship
behind a curtain, which is only taken away during the elevation of the Host, “since at
that moment the worshipers prostrate themselves and are not supposed to see the
holy sacrament.” The reason given for the secrecy of the practice
of the Christian cult gives a clue in explaining that the celebrant must be
prepared by expectation. St. Augustine laid down that secrecy was essential because: the
mysteries of Christianity were incomprehensible to human intellect, and should
not be derided by the uninitiated; secondly, because this secrecy produced
greater veneration for the rites; thirdly, that the ‘holy curiosity’ of those to be initiated
into the experience of Christianity should be increased, in order that they might
attain to a perfect knowledge of the faith. [And to you all, quite frankly, folks, in
my study of mind control, the Christian church would swell, well beyond any conception or
imagination of what their numbers could be, if they had continued their
(laughs)secrecy.] St. Basil (De Spiritu Sancto, cap [let me see, that’s 17? *note:
it’s actually 27.] xxvii) [that’s a writing, folks]tells how the Fathers of the Church
“were well instructed to preserve the veneration ofthe Mysteries in silence. For
how could it be proper publicly to proclaim in writing the doctrine of those things
which no unbaptized person may so much as may look upon?”
8882 [Now this all sounds silly to us today. But
believe me, folks, there is nothing silly about it. And if it were practiced today as
it was then, the Christian church would be more powerful then you can possibly conceive.]
[Now, remember, this is the results of our research. I myself consider myself to be a
Christian. And that I follow the teachings, the words of Jesus Christ in my
daily life. Not the dogma of any church, not the preaching of any minister or priest.
But simply and only the words of Christ. Seated upon the foundation of that which God gave
us in our history, the moral code called the Ten Commandments as they were originally
given to Moses, and not as they were changed by man in the form of
the Pope.] The origin of mystery ceremonies seems to
be India: or, at least, the place in time when the Brahmin priesthood started
its initiations.The ceremonies were based upon the Hindu myths; but the procedure followed
in training the aspirant as strikingly similar in Egypt. And Egypt profoundly
influenced Greece. [Now what’s left out here, and the reason
it’s usually left out, is because any mention or discussion of the Babylonian
Mysteries or the Babylonian religion is usually met with much criticism and derision by those
who believe that it was a terrible institution. The Mysteries definitely
came from the East, and the East in the Mysteries still survives today. When one
Freemason greets another and he is not sure if he is really a Freemason, he will ask if
he is a “traveler”, or if he is “traveling” or
if he is a “fellow traveler”. All, I might add, were the same code of identification
used by the Communist party in this country, because Communism and the Mysteries are the
same entity, as are Socialism and the Mysteries.] [When they meet and this exchange takes place,
the one being queried, if he is indeed a member of the Mystery Religion,
will say, “Yes, I’m a traveler,” to which the first, or the inquirer, will respond with,
“Where are you going?” or “Where are you traveling, from where to where?” And the answer
will be, “From west to east,” for the east is the position of the rising sun,
where the knowledge comes from. You see? For an early history, it certainly can be proven
to have come from the east. And the sun was the symbol of the intellect. It
began by being the symbol of the unseen god of the universe and slowly
transformed into the symbol of the intellect, the light, Osiris, Ra, Lucifer.]
Prayer, fasting, and study were
the first requirements, when the Indian candidate prepared himself for the trials which
were before him, [All of this, folks, originated in Babylon at the dawn of civilization,] for
the actual sight for the Great Gods, and the final ‘word’ ([or] teaching) which
would be implanted in his mind when it had become sufficiently prepared to receive
it. [And] if the weather was cold, he would have to sit in the snow or rain, naked. In
the torrid heat, he sat in the full blaze of
the sun with four fires built around him to give additional heat. [And] this was the first
part of the undertaking; while he repeated prayers and repetitions which included
the invocation for his complete conversion. This latter concentration [folks]
upon the desires of the candidate is applied in more than one of the mysteries. [Some of
the initiations ceremonies were cruel and painful.] Coupled with the ‘word’ which
is given during the ceremonies, it means that the power of suggestion is being
applied continuously, and should penetrate into the mind at every moment when it is able
to receive it. This period of dedication was succeeded by
one in which he visited the underground cave of initiation. [And when it
wasn’t in a cave, it was in a tomb or a crypt, such as the pyramids of Egypt, which were
never tombs of pharaohs, but were, from the beginning until the end of their
use, they were temples of initiation.] Passing through a tunnel of complete darkness,
[the initiate] emerged into the cavern, where three priests, dressed as gods, awaited him
in resplendent and intimidating array. After being addressed and partaking in the
oration of prayers, [the initiate] walked rapidly around the temple several times
[this called circumambulation]89 89 Circumambulation is the act of moving around
a sacred object. The Circumambulation of temples or deity images is an
integral part of Hindu ritual. It is also practiced in Buddhism. In Islam, circumambulation
is performed around the Kaaba in Mecca, in a counter-clockwise direction.
and was then carried through several subterranean and unlit caves. During this time there
were wails[wails, screams] and shouts from every side, while illuminated specters and
other horrors abounded. At the end of this terrible experience, the aspirant came
to two doors which, when thrown open to the sound of the sacred conch trumpet
[the conch, folks, is a shell], revealed a scene of brilliance and glory. This hall was
full of every delight in the form of pictures, 83
music, and perfume. [The initiate] walked to the altar in the room where he was again
harangued, and presented with his sevenfold cord, which was marked his passing
through the initiation. [Now,] if we compare these proceedings with
those that were said to be carried out among the Egyptians, the parallelism
is startling [even today]. The candidate was taken to a well, which he had to descend until
it came to a tunnel. Torch in hand, he passed through a door, which closed with
a resounding noise [as if never to be opened again]. He was met by frightful
figures, which offered him a last chance of going back. [Then] he passed through a fire,
swam through a dangerous underground stream. [And] as soon as he reached
a door and touched a ring to open it, a blast of air blew out the lamp which
gave the only available light. [Some type of] machine swung him over a bottomless pit.
[And] just as he was on the point of exhaustion, and ivory door opened, and he
found himself on the threshold of a resplendent Temple of Isis. Here the priests
received him into their company. After thisseries of tests, he had to undergo fasting and what
would nowadays be called indoctrination, before he could be considered
completely initiated into even the first degree. The foregoing experiences were
followed by the higher degrees, those of Serapis and Osiris.
[And, in the process, the wives of the priests would tease him and cajole him and try to
get him to make love to them. And if he had successfully resisted, then
he could say that he had passed all the tests. But if he succumbed to their advances,
he was not considered worthy.] It is needless to outline the beliefs and
methods used in the Chinese, Japanese, South American and other mysteries;
because while the legends which are inculcated [may] vary [in some way -they are all essentially
and basically the same], the training hardly varies at all. The real mystery
of the mysteries[folks]is how and when man first discovered and the use certain
procedures to condition other men [and thus rule them and control them], and whether the
discovery was instantaneous or gradual, or simultaneous or at different times
or places. But one cannot date doctrines as one can archaeological finds, by
radioactive carbon [dating]. [And, so, you have reached another milestone
in your education into the Mysteries. And this program has only half
completed. And, again, I must remind you we have just begun, for we are essentially covering
six thousand years of the history of a hidden religion, known simply as the
Mysteries. To Christians, it is Mystery Babylon; to others, it is called the Invisible
College. In all cases, it belongs to those who consider themselves in possession of the
only truly mature minds, and thus the only ones capable of knowing certain advancements
in technology, sociology and many, many other things. They call
themselves of the Guardians of the Secrets of the Ages. And I can assure you, folks,
they are in complete control of all elements of our society, military, and government at
this time. So it is essential that you learn these facts about them and their
organization, so that we can decide our future.] [Don’t go away, folks. We’ve got to take a
short break. I’ll be right back after this pause.]
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90 The cult of Mithra, the intercessor between
man and the Persian divine power Ormuzd, was once an extremely
widespread one [for it is the original cult of the sun]. From its origins in Persia, the
faith spread to Babylononia, Greece and finally the Roman Empire, where it struggled
against Christianity at the latter’s inception. Christianity [believes that it] won,
with the decline the material virtues of the Romans, but there are people who worship the
solar deity [today], and even London has its Mithra temple.
Mithra was said to give his worshipers success in this world as well as security and happiness
in the next. [Sound familiar, Freemasons?] He was originally a genie, the
worldly representative of the invisible power which ruled the affairs of men.91
90 91 The Hindu deity Krishna is recognized by
some groups as the avatar (appearance, manifestation) of Vishnu (supreme being)
is often depicted in murtis (images) as black, and is generally shown in paintings with a
blue skin.The second protagonist in 84 Later (and the cult probably has a history
of over six thousand years) he became thought of by his devotees as not being just
one of the twenty-eight genii, but the only one which mattered, and the only one who could
cater to the wishes and needs of the people. Thus it was that the ancient Aryan
worship of Ahura-Mazda, the supreme being, was displaced by that of one of
his representatives. [Now, one way, folks, you can tell who, or which corporations, or
which businesses, or societies belong to these cults, is look at these names. Such
as Saturn, Mazda, etc.] Ahura Mazda, the supreme being, was displaced by that of
one of his representatives. Although archaeological research has produced little to give a clear
picture of the rituals and beliefs of the Mithraists, a considerable
amount of secret lore still survives in the east—from India to Syria—which gives one
a good idea of exactly how the members of the
cult thought, and [just exactly] what their magical ceremonies were.
Three ritualistic objects are used by Mithraists: the crown (equivalent to the sun, and power
of the supernatural kind), the hammer or club (symbolizing creative activity
of mankind) and the bull, which stands for nature, virility, increase. By the
proper understanding of these objects and [just exactly] what they represent, Mithraists
have it that the ordinary man can transcend his environment, can become great,
or successful, or can achieve what he wants to do; and enters a delightful afterlife.
What must he give in exchange? Nothing but worship to the principle which presides over
all destiny [and control to the priests of the religion].
[Now let’s regress just a moment, and let me explain to you why the bull. Throughout
the ancient world you see the symbology of the bull. Now you have to remember,
this history goes back six thousand years. The first two thousand, of
which, looking back, is the Christian era. Now, remember, this isthe age of Pisces, or
the two fish. The six thousand year period started in antiquity when the sun was
in Taurus, or the Bull. That is the meaning of Baal or Bael, the Golden Calf was
the representation of the House of the sun, or the age of the Bull, or Taurus. It was
really the same old Mystery Religion, the worship of the unseen God of the universe,
represented by the sun which, over the centuries and the millennia, has become
the worship of the intellect, with the sun the representation of the light, or Lucifer,
the one who gave man the gift of intellect.] [Now after the age of Taurus came the Goat,
or the Ram. And this was symbolized by the symbol of the goat, or the Goat
of Mendes, for in Mendes there was a temple erected to the worship of the Mysteries, and
since the sun was in the House of the Goat, or the Ram, the object of the exoteric
worship by the masses was the goat.] [When the sun passed into the house of Pisces,
or the two fishes, the Christian era began. We are now on our way out of
the age of Pisces into the age of Aquarius. Once you understand that the ancient religion
was a religion of the worship of the heavens then everything begins to come together.
And when you understand that they ceased believing in an all-powerful
unseen God, or hidden God of the universe, and became essentially pantheist(believing
everything is God), they call this nature or the natural way. Then you can understand
how man became to worship the intellect. The intellect. And the symbol
that used to represent the unseen God of the universe came to represent the intellect.
The use of which will bring man to the state of Apotheosis, where man himself will
become God. And then you begin to look at all the things that are happening
today and you see their symbology everywhere. Nowhere will you see it more prominently than
in the Loony Tune fringe element calling themselves, “Ufologists.”
You will see that everything to do with the so-called UFO phenomena, comes right
out of the Mystery Schools.] One reason [folks] for the loss of importance
of the cult [of Mithras] undoubtedly is that admission was restricted to
those who were thought worthy to receive the blessings which would come through the proper
beliefs and use of the magical powers presided over by the Mithra priests.
Christianity, for instance, was open to a far greater section of the population,
even although the Christian mysteries were not accessible everywhere to all to until
relatively late [in our history]. At the same time, some of the Mithraist ceremonials
were of such obvious emotional appeal that scholars are agreed, that the purely
ritualistic side of Christianity owes much to those of the sun-god of the Persians.[And
if you have been listening to this program, you already know that: that Christianity
was actually merged with the religion of the worship of the sun into what is
now known as the Vatican.] the Disney movie Aladdin (1992) is a blue
genie. The lowest degree of initiation was known
as the Sacrament, and could be administered to anyone, theoretically, who
could be relied upon to keep a secret, and would [eventually] develop into a regular
and devout worshiper.This degree was called that of The Crow, and it symbolized,
according to the present-day Mithras, the death of the new member, from which
he would arise reborn as a new man [and today The Crow is known as a phoenix]. This death
[or symbolic death] spelt the end of hislife as an unbeliever and canceled
his allegiance to former and unaccepted beliefs. The use of the word ‘crow’
probably derives from the ancient Persian practice of exposing their dead to be eaten
by carrion birds—which is still carried on by the Parsi community in India, who follow
parts of ancient Iranian religion as supposedly taught by Zoroaster. But if the
crow symbolized death, it was also delegate privileged to take over the human body after
death. [Of course] this meant that, in a sense, it was superior to humanity. Thus
it was that the member of the cult was superior to the ordinary run of mortals.
[They believed themselves to be a separate race of man and still do.]
The candidate descended seven steps into the temple, which was an underground one, fashioned
in the shape of a cavern, and made to look as much as possible like
a natural cave. Initiation tests now took place. The newcomer was pursued by ‘wild
beasts’ (priests in animal skins), ‘demons’ and all sorts of terrors. He had to fast for
three days. [And] in this debilitated, altered and plastic state, he was given a
lecture by a priest on the responsibilities which were now his. Among these were the
necessity to call brother only those who had been initiated. [In the words of a Freemason
today, whose son I happen to know: “If you are not one of us, you are nothing.”Those
words were spoken to his son when he asked his father why the Freemasons
that he knew and his father were persecuting a local business man and trying to drive him
out of business. Now, bear in mind that his son was not a Freemason. Let me say
those words again for you, folks: “If you are not one of us, you are nothing.”] All
family ties were severed; nothing mattered but doing one’s job well and carrying out
the worship of Mithra. The final ceremony took place amid the clash of cymbals,
the beating of drums and the unveiling of a statue of Mithra himself. This
latter showed Mithra as a man, carrying a bull by the hind legs. Now the symbolism of
this piece of sculpture was explained to him. The bull, in addition to symbolizing
fecundity, was representative of animal passion [and it was also the House in which
the sun dwelt in the first two thousand years of the religion]. It was through invocations
to Mithra that mankind first discovered how to overcome this force, and
how to discipline himself. Therefore the secret of religion was partly that the
worshiper must restrain himself physically in order to obtain power over himself and
over others.[And this is the mystery of the Sphinx that man has been trying to decipher
since man discovered the Sphinx in the modern world. It is simply this: that
man is nothing but an animal with a brain, with an intellect. It is to remind us, folks.
It is to tell us that no matter what you think or how high you get, you are still nothing
but an animal with an intellect. Period.]This graphic teaching of the diversion
of sexual power into psychic channels shows that the Mithraists followed in essence the
pattern of all [Mystery Schools] which believed in the production of power
through discipline. In this they are clearly distinguished from the more primitive
and the less important of the orgiastic schools, which merely practiced indiscriminate indulgence,
mass immorality and so on. The neophyte [in this initiation] then drank
a little wine from the cymbal, to show that he realized that the cymbal is the
means whereby ritual ecstasy comes, which puts him in touch with the ‘higher powers’.
[Now] two long lines of initiates knelt on either side of the low stone benches which
traversed the crypt[Remember, George Bush was initiated in the crypt, or
the tomb, at Yale University, into what is known as the Skull and Bones, the Russell
Trust, the Brotherhood of death.][Now, remember,] two lines of initiates knelt on either side
of the low stone benches which traversed the crypt, [and] as the new member,
accompanied by the priests who were initiating him, walked along the central
isle for the Eating of the Bread. A number of pieces of dried bread were placed on a
drum, similar to those which were being softly beaten by one of the priests. The candidate
ate one morsel, signifying that he accepted Mithra as the source of his food.
This bread, according to their beliefs, had been exposed to the rays of the sun to absorb
some of its quality; and thus the worshiper was partaking of the nature of the
sun itself in this ritual observance.[But it goes deeper than that that, folks,
because the sun is what enables all life to exist on this planet. Being that the planet
is at the perfect balance, where it is neither too hot, nor too cold. And that the planet
is tilted upon its axis, creating the seasons, which enable food to be grown in the
more northern latitudes, than if the earth was stable on an axis where only one portion
of the globe always was in direct alignment with the sun. Then it would be too
hot at the equator; there would be one narrow band in the northern, southern
hemisphere where crops could be grown; and it would be too cold in the northern and southern
hemispheres. So, this ritual observance has scientific fact behind it,
in that the bread, indeed, did come from the sun.][And] now [the initiate] was taught
the password of the cult, which was to identify him to other members, and which he was to
repeat to himself frequently, in 86 order to maintain the thought always in his
mind: “I have eaten from the drum and drunk from the cymbal; and I have learned
the secret of religion.” This is the cryptic phrase an early Christian
writer, Maternus, reports as being taught to the Mithraists “by a demon.”
The second degree of initiation was called The Secret, and during this the candidate
was brought to a state of ecstasy in which he was somehow made to believe that
he had actually seen the statue of the god actually endowed with life. [Folks,] it’s
not likely that there was any mechanical method by which this was done, because no such apparatus
has been found in Mithraic temples unearthed. The candidate
was brought up to the idol, to which he offered a loaf of bread and a cup of water.
[And] this was to signify that he was a servant of the god, and that “By what sustains my
life I offer my entire life to your service.”The grade of Soldier may show that
the military arts were responsible for a good deal of the power of Mithra worship
in ancient Persia. Certain it is, in any case, that this degree greatly appealed to the Roman
warriors who formed a very large part of the rank and file of the cult during
its Western expansion. A sign similar to a cross, signifying the sun, was made on
the forehead of the initiate, who was thus marked as being owned by the deity. A crown
was placed before him, hanging from the point of a sword. This he took and placed
it aside with the words: “Mithra alone is my crown.”[And this, folks, this takes
place, in every, every mystery that there have ever been. Remember when Christ went
into the desert for forty days and forty nights and was tempted by Satan? Satan offered
Him the crowns of any, or all, of the nations of the earth, if He would just
follow him. And Christ rejected it.92 The same thing happens in the Mystery School:
the initiate is always offered a crown, sometimes by the king or emperor himself.
And if he accepts the crown, he is considered unworthy, and being as it would be
interpreted as a threat to the real wearer of the crown probably would have been executed.
He was considered only worthy if he rejected the crown symbolic of the ruler,
the ruling of the nation, or people, or area.]The Persian crown, it will be
remembered, from which pattern all present-day crowns are eventually derived, is a golden
sun-disc with a hole in the centre for the head. It is jagged at the edges (representing
the sun’s rays) [just like that worn by the Statue of Liberty], and these
projections are turned up, to make what is still known in Western heraldry as the Oriental
crown.[You can also see this representation as the halo in Christian art.]
Now the candidate has to prove himself in a mock combat with soldiers and animals in
a number of caves. When the Emperor Commodus went through this degree
of initiation, he actually killed one of the participants, although he was
supposed to only make a symbolic slaying. Passed through the Soldier degree, the Mithras
was eligible, after a lapse of time, to be promoted to the rank of Lion. He
was taken again to the cavern, and honey was smeared upon his brow, as opposed to water
that had been used in his acceptance into the earlier degree—his ‘baptism’.The
degree of Lion was taken only by those who had decided to dedicate
themselves completely to the cult, and who would henceforth have no truck with the ordinary
world. The Lion was then, a sort of priest, but rather more of a monk.
He was trained into the rites of the cult and told certain secrets.
The degree of Lion of Mithras could only be conferred only when the sun was occupying
the Zodiacal sign of Leo ([and that is] about July 21st to August 20th) during
the Persian month of Asad, The Lion. [Now,] there is a good deal of astrological
lore in Mithraism, and also an admixture with cabbalistic numerology. The Greek branch of
the Mithraists, for example, worked out that the numerical equivalent of
the name (spelt by them Meitras) was 365, and thus corresponded to the days in
the solar year.[Well, since the deity was the sun, then this is exactly what it should
have been.] In the purely magical sense, Mithraism has it that both the name of the
god and the rank which the individual holds in the cult have magical power. Thus,
if a person wants to achieve anything, he has to concentrate upon the word ‘Mithra’,
while preparing for himself the ceremonial repast and beating alternately
a drum and cymbals. That the effect of initiation was to produce
someone of an upright character is amply evidenced by literature of Roman
times, in which the Mithraists were generally considered to be thoroughly trustworthy and
improved people. Even their 92 Matthew 4:1-1187
enemies could reproach their own followers with the vitality of the Mithraist creed.
Tertullian, in his De Corona93 [which is Latin for, “The Crown”], which he composed
in the third Christian Century, upbraids the Christians, inviting their attention
to the Mithrists as examples:[De Corona actually means, “the Crown of Thorns.”]
“You, his fellow-warriors, should blush when exposed by any soldier of Mithra. When he
is enrolled in the cave, he is offered the crown, which he spurns. And he
takes his oath upon this moment, and is to be believed. Through the fidelity of
his servants the devil puts us to shame,”[he said.]
[Now] there were seven degrees of initiation in all, although there are some branches of
the ecstatic side of the lore which includes certain others, making the total
twelve. After Lion came the Persian, then the Runner of the Sun, then Father, and
finally, Father of Fathers. The twelfth degree, it is said, is King of Kings, [and where have
we heard that before?]94 and properly, this can be held only by the supreme
king, and preferably the Shahinshah (King of Kings) of Persia.
This very ancient cult, from which more than one present-day secret society [is] derived,
is thus seen to contain many of the elements which underlie organizations
of this sort. [You see folks,] it is a training system; it attempts to produce in its
members a real or imagined experience of contact with some supreme power. The magical element
is there too, shown in the belief in the power of certain names to achieve
things which cannot be done by men. Mithraism was not an anti-social
society, in the sense that it did not conflict in its aims with the objectives of the countries
in which it flourished. And hence it did not threaten the established order. It
was tolerant of other creeds.[Just like Freemasonry is now. You can belong to any
religion and join at the lowest level. But I guarantee you that, when you reach the highest
level, you will only belong to one religion.] [The tolerance] of other creeds
meant that it did not intend to supplant them. Its greatest festival, the Birth of the
Sun, on the 25th of December, became Christianized; and it is claimed by those that still believe
in the mysteries and celebrate them, that Christianity did not so much supplant
Mithraism as absorb it, accepting some of its externals and diverting to its
own use [and that is exactly what has happened]. Perhaps incongruously, a present-day follower
of Mithra in England recently likened this phenomenon to the eclipse of
the Liberal Party, “because the two other Parties have taken over its objectives, and
widened the basis. Only the actual initiates of Mithra know what has been lost in the process.”
So the young man in the Phrygian bonnet, sometimes seen as the conqueror
of the bull, or even as a man with a lion’s head, still has his devotees. And
[folks] the sun still shines. [No longer reading]
So, what does all this got to do with stars and stardust? Many people believe that Venus
is the morning star and, in the ancient days, they say that it was Sirius
that rose before the sun with a red cast to it, and then turned a brilliant white as it
rose up into the heavens. Well, folks, if you really
think about it, the sun is the morning star. Good night, and God bless each and every one
of you. (Outro music: continuation of Stardust?)
95 Hour 10: Gnosticism (aired February 17th,
1993) Welcome once again, folks, to the Hour of
the Time, and our ongoing series of the exposure, of the origins, the history, the
doctrine, and the identity of Mystery Babylon. I’m William Cooper.
Many of you have written letters and asked, “How does one get into the Mystery Schools
since no one ever hears anything about it? And there appears not to be a campaign
of recruitment,” and you’re absolutely right. In our research, we have found
the requirements to be simple: be of sound mind and body, have a sincere desire to be
illumined, and simply knock up on the door.
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97 [William Cooper plugs an appearance, asks
for donations to stay on the air and offers CAJI memberships]
Well, to continue . . .remember that the first religion in the world was the religion of
the worship of the heavens. And man eventually came to recognize the sun as
the representation of the power and the ability of the hidden god of the universe.
The invisible god of the universe, the all-powerful creator of everything. But man, as he gained
his intellectual ability, began to look toward himself, toward the intellect
as that god. And the sun, the representation of what used to be the invisible god of
the universe then because the representation of the intellect, the light, Lucifer. And
man began to worship the Luciferian philosophy.
He believed—these people who call themselves the “Guardians of the Secrets of the Ages,”
and still believe—that man was held prisoner in the Garden of Eden by an
unjust, vindictive and very cruel God, the God of the Bible. And that he was set
free from the bonds of ignorance through the gift of intellect, given to him by Lucifer
through his agent, Satan. Now, many people believe that Lucifer and Satan are
the same individual entity, and they may be. I don’t know the answer to that, I just
know what the Mystery Schools believe, and I know what I personally believe and what
I personally believe doesn’t have any bearing on anything. Knowledge, the truth,
is what counts, and that’s what we’re trying to get to the bottom of here. Now,
eventually this philosophy of worshiping the intellect, or wisdom, or the mind became known
as Gnosticism. And the followers of Gnosticism began to be known
as the Gnostics. [Reading from A History of Secret Societies]:
An extraordinary number [folks] of exceedingly bizarre talismans and inscribed stones bear
witness to the power of the secret Gnostic organizations which flourished
in various forms during the few centuries immediately before and after the rise
of Christianity in the Middle East. [You see,] one of the oddest emblems of these schools
was the figure of Abraxas. [Now, that’s] a human body clothed in a Roman soldier’s
garb wielding a battle-axe, as if threatening an enemy. [Now] in its left hand
it carried an elliptical shield, upon which the words of power ‘IAO’ and ‘SABOATH’ were
sometimes written. The head of this fearsome being was that of a cock with open
beak. [Now, that symbolized the rising of the morning sun, because the cock
crows with the sunrise.] For legs, it had twin serpents [the serpent throughout history
has always been a symbol for wisdom, 96 Composed by Michael Bishop, Opening Sequence
to Erich Kunzel’s & Cincinnati Pops Orchestra Chiller(album), 1989
97 Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber,the song is based on the French novel Le Fantôme de
l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux. In the novel Erik the protagonist and son
of a master mason is portrayed as a gifted architect and great illusionist. His
reputation eventually leads him to become a political assassin employed under the Persian
Shah-in-shah (supreme shah, or King of Kings). Erik refers to himself as
“The Opera Ghost”,”The Angel of Music.” and attends a masquerade as the Red Death.
The fallen angel Lucifer was also a musician: “Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God;
every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond,
the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the
carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee
in the day that thou wast created.” Ezekiel 28:1389
the gift of intellect], coiling to either side. Underneath the figure sometimes lay
a conventionalized thunderbolt. [Now] who was Abraxas? His name, in accordance
with cabalistic computation, is decoded to mean “three hundred and
sixty-five”—[Isn’t it absolutely incredible that every single time we investigate one
of these, it leads directly to the sun. For three hundred and sixty-five days are] the
number of days in the year. [Orthe exact number of days that it takes for the earth
to make one revolution around the sun. Amazing!] There was no god or idol belonging to the
society [and this is where man made the transition from worshiping a god
to worshiping the mind]:the Abraxas figure merely represented the aspects for
power which went to make up the supreme intelligence, the all-power. The body was man himself; the
bird stood for intelligence, and the hailing of light [illumination]
which is the cock’s habit at dawn. The tunic represented the need for
struggle [or revolution, socialism], the arms the protection and power given by the dedication
to the Gnosis—[or] knowledge. The shield was wisdom, the club or whip, power.
The two snakes meant nous, insight,[or] logos, understanding.[Primordial
knowing, which was the gift from Satan, the snake, the serpent.]
By means of this diagram Gnostic teachers inculcated the theory that man comes to his
power by developing certain facets of his mind. He must struggle to arrive
at gnosis; but this knowledge if of the mystical kind and it is not the mere
collection of facts. [You see] great stress was laid upon personal mystical experience,
to and through which the initiate was guided under conditions of great secrecy.
The Gnostics did not confine their studies, or their teachings, to anyone of religion,
but borrowed illustrations from all that were accessible to them. This caused
them to be considered Christian heretics, Jews, who were trying to undermine
Christianity, remnants of the Persian sun-worshipers. They have been widely studied by early Christian
sages, and it is upon the opinions of these latter that many conclusions
have been formed. Little or no investigation of these ‘People of Wisdom’
has been done by research workers on the spot—in Asia and North Africa—where strong and interesting
traces of their beliefs and practices still remain.
The main teaching states that there is a supreme being, or power which isinvisible and has
no perceptible form [it is pantheism]. This power is the one which can
be contacted by mankind, and it is through it that man can control himself and
work out his destiny. The various religious teachers through the ages, putting on their
creeds in many different ways, were in contact with this power [they claim], and
their religions all contain a more or less hidden kernel of initiation. [Now] this is
the secret which the Knowers can communicate to
their disciples. But the secret can be acquired only through exercising the
mind and body until the terrestrial man is so refined as to able to become a vehicle
for the use of this power [or, in their terms, ‘illumined’] Eventually, the initiate
becomes identified with the power, and in the end he obtains his true destiny as
purified personality, infinitely superior to the rest of unenlightened mankind [to the
state of Apotheosis, where he himself is god].
The symbolism in which this teaching is concealed, the methods by which the mystical poweris
attained, vary from one Gnostic society to another. But the constant
factor is there: the attainment of that which humankind unconsciously needs.
[You see] the Gnostic claims that within every man and woman there is an unfulfilled urge
which cannot be given expression in the normal way because there is social
means by which it can be fulfilled. This feeling has been put into man in order that
he may seek the fulfillment which the Gnostics can give him. His search for completeness
in love, trade, professions, theology is vain and unsuccessful.
The theories of the various schools [folks] of Gnosticism with which the Christian clerics
came into contact are very much secondary to the rituals and practices
which are used to produce the Gnosis, the enlightenment [the illumination]. This
has not been fully understood by too many [people], who devote much space to trying
to work out the beliefs of the Knowers by a perusal of their writings, or by reports
which had been given them by others.[Simply, folks, because they do not
understand the symbolism. It is not clear to them; it is veiled. It is the esoteric
wisdom.] What were—and are—the Gnostic practices?
[Well] first, discipleship and the inculcated belief that the initiate must
struggle, must devote himself as much as possible to the identification with the power which
inspires all. Secondly, there are two kinds of men, those who are bound to the
earth and matter, and those who can refine themselves. It is from the latter 90
class that the aspirants are chosen [they claim. In every instance that we investigated,
they may choose them from the latter class, but they all end up in the first].
Thirdly, the methods by which the divine illumination may come are many and varied;
and it is the providence of the teacher to choose which path he will give to his disciple
to follow. Some Gnostics believed that frenzy and excitement would produce the necessary
liberation of the mind from the fetters of the body [Remember the
sphinx?]; others [consider] that this could be done best by fasting and meditation. Present-day
Gnostic practice in the East has it that different methods suit different temperaments:
and this [could] be one cause for the historical confusion as to which
branch of ‘heretics’ practiced what. The Gnostics believed themselves to be intellectual
aristocrats: their knowledge was only for the few who were ready to
receive it. [And that’s why they do not recruit. You must knock at the door. And you, and only
you, know when you ready to receive it.] And this is what made them a
secret cult, not the fear of persecution. They had their own passwords, in shaking
hands they tickled the palm as an identification signal, and they helped one another in every
conceivable way.[Just as Freemasons do today, for they are one and
the same, as they have always been one and the same with all the different versions
of the Mystery throughout the ages.] [Now some say that] they could not be called
pantheists because they considered that the doctrine was secondary to the
experience of religion; and the theologians and ordinary priesthood of any religion did
not approval of that. They were not, in fact, a religion like most others, because
they stressed the importance of the individual before that of the community. Those
who were more enlightened were more important in every possible way, because they were valuable,
refined, aristocrats. At the same time they taught that providing the
wellbeing of the Gnostics was assured, so was that of the community at large.
[And] this meant that they could subscribe to the outward doctrines of any religion,
and could continue to operate under many different politico-religious systems.
Gnosticism profoundly influenced men’s minds even in Europe up to and after the
Middle Ages, and its basic way of thinking is probably an underlying factor in other
secret societies whose members would be surprised to know it.[Because the pyramidal,
organizational structure of membership of these organizations means that
nobody below the top, the very top, really knows anything of the true religion and goals
of the society to which they belong. And so these people could truly be said to
be the greatest group of followers and fools in the history of the world. For they
think that they are illumined, but, in fact, they were never given any real secrets, and
only those at the top truly know what is really going on.]
Terrible obscenities and other crimes have been laid at the door of the Gnostics by the
early ecclesiastical writers. Although there is little doubt that some of
them did believe in mass ecstasy, it seems unlikely that their secrets were well
enough known to enable the commentators to assess them.[And in most cases whenever the
commentators try to assess them, they were trying to assess the exoteric,
or the appearance, but not the esoteric, or the real truth of the object of the
worship of the Gnostics.] The belief that certain special men could control their destiny
and obtain extra powers thought dedication to Gnostic practices meant that,
inevitably, there was a belief in magic. [Remember on previous shows we
discussed that belief in magic? Magic is real, folks. I have seen it work, and it is not
to be played with or laughed at or scoffed about. It is dangerous, extremely dangerous.]
The myriad Gnostic ‘gems’ (inscribed stones) decorated with serpents,
cabbalistic names and the rest, are more likely to be proofs of initiation and talismans than
mere identification tokens presented to ensure admission to meetings,
as some authors have thought. The reason for supposing this is that (1) the ‘gems’
are very similar in many respects to talismans in use by other communities [including the
ancient Egyptians]; and (2) they can often be interpreted as containing magical
messages or ‘diagrammatical invocations’. Ethically speaking, Gnostic belief is that
there are two principles: that of good and that of evil. A balance must be struck
between these forces; and the balance is in the hands of the Gnostic—the Knower—partly
because nobody else can tell whether an action is for the eventual good
of the individual or the community. [And] this secret knowledge comes through
the mystical insight which the supermen-Gnostics attained.[There’s that reference to a super-race
or a “superman” again, which always crops up with these people, as
it did with Hitler and many others.] The rise of individuals who wrongly believed
that they had attained to Gnosis—all knowledge—some of whom were
leaders of Gnostic societies, produced notorious characters. Those who followed the way of
the Ophite branch glorified the serpent who tempted Eve [and they still do
that today]. They did this because this snake by his actions brought knowledge 91
into the world. [Gave man the gift of intellect, the use of whic