October 2001 -
I have been investigating the symbols used by secret societies and
mystery cults to try and establish the existence of a hidden seam of golden
knowledge about the Dark Star. My premise is that these symbols are very
ancient, and have survived the ravages of persecutions down the years, as
monotheism and dogmatic religious authorities have attempted to stamp out
the old teachings. We now live in more enlightened times (one would hope),
and the secret esoteric symbols have been gradually emerging from their
shells. However, the guardians of these teachings have really no better idea
of what they mean than any of the rest of us. The esotericists have
interpreted these symbols, it is true, but these interpretations are more a
reflection of their modern spiritual values than those of the ancients
themselves. Many might disagree with this view, but I start with this as my
DarkStar19 I began an examination of Alchemy and showed how a standard
astrological interpretation of this esoteric school of thought leaves a lot
to be desired. I will soon release alchemical images that show clearly the
role of Nibiru as the Messianic Star, or the
Dark Sun. On this page I will
show more of the alchemical images
(1), but with the onus upon
another secret society that appears to hold promise for this research. This
16th Century image (right), for instance, seems to show a red fiery globe, among a
field of 7 stars (its moons?), between the Sun and Luna
(2). Clutching this
globe, the alchemist appears to be moving onto solid ground, perhaps even
moving between planets...Note how the coronal discharge of the red orb is
swept back from the Sun, as one would expect when the brown dwarf's coronal
discharge interacts with the Solar Wind. This is the origin of the
appearance of the Winged Disc during Nibiru's perihelion passage.
The Blazing Star
The Freemasons have a tremendous interest in a 'Blazing Star' that is said
to represent Sothis, or Sirius. They have this Star motif placed in
prominent places in their Temples, or Lodges. Many of their rituals are
derived from Isian rites, and ancient Egyptian symbols feature strongly in
the Craft, even though many of their degrees are actually Mosaic, or
sometimes Christian, in character. There is emphasis placed upon the
appearance of a bright light in the darkness, derived from the 'Black Rite',
described by Isis in 'The Virgin of the World'. This celestial entity known
as the 'Night' "weaves her web with rapid light though it be less than
Combine this with the
Freemason's worship of the Divine Being as represented
by a 'bright, shining light in the East' that breaks through the darkness of
the Lodge, and one can begin to piece together a common strand. Although
connected with Sirius, this light is an altogether different entity.
The alchemical image shown here contains Masonic symbols
(4). The five
visible planets and the Sun and Luna make up the standard set of planetary
symbols, but the rebus is stood upon the alchemical dragon, Azoth, who
breathes fire. He, in turn, lies upon a Winged Disc that is evidently
neither the Sun nor Mercury. Geometrical workings are at play within the
disc, in keeping with the other Masonic symbols, and the numbers 4 and 3
appear to hint at that magic number 7 again...
The Equilateral Triangle
The equilateral triangle is an important symbol for
Freemasons also. Matthew Scanlan has described the Triangular Lodge of Rushton in Northamptonshire
and links much of the symbolism used within its architecture to alchemy
(I am particularly impressed by a motif of the 'seven eyes of God within a
hexagon (sic)' on the building). The Equilateral Triangle is one of the
oldest of the sacred symbols, according to
James Churchward, and represents
the Trinity or the Triune Godhead: "Whenever or wherever this symbol is
found, in any form of record or inscription, it is either in reference to,
or represents, the ancient Trinity and Heaven...The Truine Godhead of the
Egyptians consisted of "Shu, Set and Horus"
This image shows a line of
Luna, Mercury and Sol. Above them is the
equilateral triangle of the Masons containining an Eagle
(7). We are also
treated to a red burning orb and seven raindrops (Water and Fire, or seven
moons and the brown dwarf Nibiru?)
So the Freemasons have inherited a very ancient series of symbols, and
Alchemy demonstrates that this Masonic equilateral triangle has some sort of
celestial significance. It is often shown with an enclosed eye, the
'all-seeing eye of Osiris' according to Churchward, who notes that this
combined symbol was often seen "in ancient Catholic churches, over the main
(6). Americans will be very well acquainted with this symbol, as it
is part of the Masonic imagery shown on their One Dollar bills.
In his book "The Secret Zodiacs of Washington D.C.", the esoteric writer
David Ovason provides ample evidence that Freemasons placed their symbols
prominently around the capital city of the USA. It is already well known
that the founding fathers of the American Constitution were almost all
Freemasons. Ovason discusses the significance of the year 1881 to esoteric
thinkers during the 19th Century in the USA:
"Esotericists (of whom there were many in the United States at that time)
knew that this was the year which the great 15th-century abbot and
occultists, Trimethius von Nettesheim, had predicted would mark a
fundamental turning-point in history". The Rosicrucian, Thomas Henry
Burgoyne, one of the learned and perplexing esoteric writers working in 19th
-century America, had already commented on the mysterious hypothetical
planet, the 'Dark Satellite'...
"In the year 1881,
Burgoyne promised...its malevolent influence...passed its
darkest culminating point. He was partly borrowing his ideas from the Roman
Burgoyne's interpretation of the movement and Ages of the Dark Star varies
somewhat from mine, but, as I said, his understanding is based upon his own
interpretation of ancient symbolism he would have been party to as a
Rosicrucian. He also claimed to be a Mason. Ovason has this to say about
"It is difficult to know what to make of this man: it is quite possible that
his contribution to American arcane thought is only just beginning to be
fully realized by scholars. His writings about what he called 'the magnetic
sphere of our planet which exactly corresponds to the animal soul of man'
are the equivalent of what in occultism is termed the Eighth Sphere - until
that time a closely guarded secret in the confines of the Secret Schools.
Burgoyne's prediction that a tenth planet would shortly be located has
rightly been taken as some as a reference to Pluto [Andy:
Pluto is of course
planet number 9]..."
Burgoyne also had a lot to say about reincarnation, it appears. But it is
the vital connection with 1881 that correlates with the theory I have been
developing over the last two years. Let me offer you a very remarkable
synchronicity about 1881, and you can judge yourself whether the Dark
Satellite is simply yet another re-interpretation of the ancient knowledge
of the Dark Star.
Aphelion and the Nibiruan Age
Despite the continuing pressure of the many people who think that
about to make an appearance, I have stuck doggedly to the original timeline
introduced by Zecharia Sitchin about its appearance at the beginning of the
Hebrew count of years, coincident with the Nippurian Calendar in 3760BC:
“Not only the presence of the
Nefilim but also the periodic arrivals of the
Twelfth Planet in Earth’s vicinity seem to lie behind the three crucial
phases of Man’s post-Diluvial civilization: agriculture, circa 11,000 B.C.,
the Neolithic culture, circa 7500 B.C., and the sudden civilization of 3800
B.C. took place at intervals of 3,600 years.”
"Contrary to the common assumption that the Jewish count of years (5,748 in
1988) is from the “beginning of the world”, it is actually from the
beginning of the Nippurian calendar in 3760 B.C. – the time, we assume, of
Anu’s state visit to Earth.”
I have extended this idea to propose that the last
Nibiruan passage marked
the beginning of our current era, and that the appearance of the Messianic
Star was actually the dark star Nibiru moving through the planetary zone.
Nibiru's alleged orbital period of 3600 years was a Sumerian approximation
to neatly fit into their sexagessimal system, and appears to be about 3750
years in reality. As such, our calendars have begun with Nibiruan
appearances, each time marking the start of a new Nibiruan Age. The exact
chronology is less clear, because the appearance of the Star might have been
in the years preceding 1AD, for instance, and the Jewish count of years
might be slightly askew also (3756BC has been suggested). But in previous
centuries this was not appreciated, and the dates of 3760BC and 1AD were
pretty much set in stone.
This image is a tracing board 'designed to serve the initiation of the
Stairway to Heaven sought by the Freemason
appears to ascend to a seven-pointed star in the East. The seven stars that
are becoming remarkably familiar appear to be offset, grouped with Luna.
This may be because of their ancient connection with the upturned crescent,
but they nevertheless make their presence felt even here, in the standard
symbolism of Freemasonry.
So, can be it be coincidental that this 'turning point' in 1881 represents
exactly half a Nibiruan Age? Half of 3760 is 1880, and if you take into
account the lack of 'year zero' in the Christian Calendar, we have 1881AD
for Nibiru's furthest distance from the Sun, or its 'darkest culminating
point' as the Rosicrucian Burgoyne would have it. This is the year that it
was expected to commence its long return voyage to the planetary zone.
This not only gives us independent corroboration of the Nibiruan Age of
around 3750-3760 years (depending on the exact chronology), but it signifies
the underlying teachings about Nibiru among the secret societies. Societies
that were central to the constitutional genesis of the United States of
America. (Perhaps this is why I have been able to track regular hits to this
web-site from the Executive Office of the President of the United States and
the U.S. Senate?)
To show that this correlation with American Freemasonry may go deeper than
the writings of a maverick 19th Century Rosicrucian, take a closer look at
the 'Lafayette apron' famously presented to George Washington in 1784:
The eternal eye dominates the celestial backdrop, dwarfing the Sun and
The Masonic Eye appears to be underlined by a crescent shaped wavy line, and
radiates outwards. Within the aura of this celestial image can be found
seven stars. This appears to me to be a fairly straightforward Masonic
rendition of the Dark Star Nibiru and its seven moons.
The Arch that frames this skyscape could be a similar piece of symbolism as
that used in the Masonic Royal Arch Degree, that Ovason naturally equates
with part of the Zodiac:
"In technical terms, it is the arch of the ecliptic which rises visibly in
the heavens as the pathway of the Sun, and which is marked in some diagrams
with the first seven segments of the zodiac, from Aries to
Libra, as they
emerge into the 'light of day'
The central constellation highlighted by the Arch is that of Cancer, the
'Gate of Birth' into the higher realm. It is also the constellation through
which Nibiru brightens as it enters the Duat at perihelion. The
found below the Arch, in the south, between Leo/Cancer and Taurus/Aries. So
is it any surprise, therefore, to find a cometary Star and seven smaller
stars at Nibiru's perihelion position in this Masonic image? Given the other
revelations about Masonic lore and Nibiru covered here, then perhaps it
should be no surprise at all. The American Freemasons appear to have
inherited the ancient symbolism of a Dark Star Cult. They may not like this
explanation, but it seems that the Star of the East they revere is none
other than Nibiru.
Aquila and The Eagle
I have a final suggestion to make about the symbolism incorporated into the
regalia of the USA. During these last few centuries while Nibiru has been
near aphelion, its lateral movement across the sky has been almost
negligible year on year. It is essentially a fixed object with respect to
parallax effects, and would have a stationary position against the field of
stars in the sky. This is why it is so hard to find, particularly as it lies
in the massive star-field of the Milky Way.
The constellations opposite the
Duat are Aquila and Ophiuchus.
Aphelion occurs in Aquila, the Eagle, marking its most distant point from
the Sun. This is the constellation Dr Murray suggests for his
brown dwarf in
the Oort Cloud
(11). So during the period of time when America was founded
and rose to power in the world, Nibiru has been in the constellation of the
Eagle (it might by now be in Ophiuchus, where
Voyager 1 is heading).
(12) So what
better motif than that of the Eagle for this emergent world-power?
More Masonic Symbols
Investigating Freemasonry is a difficult enterprise for a non-Mason such as
myself. On the one hand, Freemasons are anxious to give the impression that
the Craft and other orders/degrees are becoming more open to scrutiny, in
order to gain the confidence of a suspicious public, but on the other
hand... Well, it goes without saying that an organization that has cherished
its secrecy for so long will be slow to truly open up. It would be unwise to
say too much about what I think Freemasonry is all about. I'm likely to be
incorrect, not being an Initiate of the Craft. But I can provide tangible
evidence that indicates that many of the symbols I have alluded to are
contained within Masonic lore. Here are some further examples:
This image shows the interior of the
Lodge De Goed Hoop Temple (Lodge of
Good Hope) in Cape Town, South Africa
(14). Note the five-pointed 'blazing
star' which is flush with a red aura. Of more interest however is the Moon
icon, which is replete with seven small stars. Again, I think the red
crescent of Nibiru's coronal discharge at perihelion has become integrated
with the crescent moon down the centuries, leading to the seven stars being
depicted with the Moon, not the 'Blazing Star'. It's difficult to imagine
why the seven stars would be so often associated with the Moon otherwise. I
suspect the 'Blazing Star' is the conjunction of Nibiru with
perihelion (See HERE).
We first considered the
Crescent and Seven Stars icon with the 'Talisman of
Orpheus'. It is not an uncommon symbol, it seems, but its importance has not
been recognized previously. On this gravestone the same symbolism is
deployed in an evidently Masonic context. This is the Brierly Tomb at
Mellor, Greater Manchester, England
The Angel and the Mason are both pointing in the direction of this curious
motif (circled), which is found close to Aries on this occasion. The
appears to be stood upon a five-pointed star (Sirius), and a ladder extends
towards the Crescent and 7 Stars (a Stairway to Heaven?).
In his article, the Rev Parker amusingly notes how Masonic imagery found on
the architecture of churches is often put down to a tribute following the
accidental death of a Mason falling from the roof. 'Mason's set square' at
Gloucester Cathedral is given as an example...an incongruity I can
investigate in my own town!
The masonic button on the left is the earliest known, dating to 1763 from
the Regularity Lodge No 91 (United Grand Lodge, London)
On the left below
is a Masonic medal showing the radiant triangle at the top. It is surrounded
by a semi-circle of discs, numbering seven.
The medal was awarded for
charitable work, but the imagery employed also hints at Jesus/Mary or Horus/Isis.
Scottish Lodge (St Bryde No 579) boasts a Blazing Star that appears
very much like a classic Winged Disc
(16). One of the things that I find
very interesting is the presence of the two pillars. These no doubt
symbolize the two pillars upon which Knowledge was written prior to the
Flood: one could withstand the destruction of the Deluge, the other was
capable of surviving a fiery cataclysm (one wonders whether the excitation
of Nibiru as it approaches the Sun is reciprocated; that the super-charged
Sun might cause massive global over-heating during some perihelion
passages). We have seen the two pillars deployed in alchemical images also,
and it is possible that their presence may indicate an archeo-astronomical
significance. In other words, the appearance of the Winged Disc is meant to
be seen between two marker pillars, or obelixes. Speculative Freemasons
certainly show much interest in related Egyptian relics.
The 1st American Flag
Martin Cosnette dug up this little gem for me. Apparently, according to
David Icke's website, this was the very first American flag
original Stars and Stripes in the form of a comet and accompanying set of
seven stars! It contains all of the relevant symbols associated with Nibiru,
the Dark Star. There is the massive comet containing the Eye (of The
Watchers, or Nephilim?) and the seven accompanying stars, or moons. Quite
remarkable. So were the founders of the USA knowingly presenting the image
of the hidden Dark Sun as their own?
This is a black and white image, and one presumes that the
color of the
field on the left is blue, and that on the right is red. As we have seen
above, the creation of the United States of America involved a significant
number of Freemasons, George Washington most prominent among them. The flag
shown here could have easily been derived from symbolism deployed on the
Lafayette Apron, which was presented to Washington himself.
themselves have put forward explanations for the symbols, but add that no
interpretation can be considered absolute. The following is derived from
work by Frank W. Bobb, Grand Lodge librarian and curator at the Grand Lodge
Museum in Philadelphia, where the 'Washington Apron' is kept.
Prominent among the symbols is the
All-Seeing Eye, a symbol of 'watchfulness
and of the Supreme Being'
(number 4 in right image). It is a third astronomical symbol,
independent of the lesser sources of light provided by the Sun and
This 'God' of the freemasons is emblazoned with fiery radiance, within which
can be found the Seven Stars
(number 40 in right image).
These are said to represent the
seven Liberal Arts and sciences of the Freemasons. In this sense, then, the
All-Seeing Eye is the fount of Masonic knowledge and learning.
But this interpretation provided by Frank Bobb may be just conjecture. For
me, personally, the overall imagery is absolutely identical to that of
Nibiru and its moons, and found as it is with the Sun
(number 39 in right image)
(number 7), and the Arch of Heaven (number 6),
an alternative meaning can be
presented. Did the Freemasons know about Nibiru through esoteric and hidden
knowledge passed to them from older, persecuted Orders or heretical sects?
Was this hidden knowledge so central to their secret system of beliefs that
it was used by Washington and his colleagues to create the flag of the
United States of America? It's an amazing thought.
Greg Jenner writes:
"You can also see this flag (top image) in the book: 'The Gods of Eden' by:
William Bramley. He says it was only a 'runner-up' to the first official American
flag. Still very interesting though.
"Thought you might be interested in this prologue (pg. XIII) from the book
Machine' by: Christopher Knight & Robert Lomas, © 1999.
"According to the two Authors Freemason rituals of the ancient Scottish rite
devoted entire Degrees to 'Enoch' himself who was told by an angel, called
Uriel, to preserve the secrets of civilization because a global century,
known as the 'old charges' tell how everything dear to mankind existed
before the disastrous Flood and had to be reconstructed by the survivors.
"On page 55 in the book the Authors go on to say that, according to the
'Book of Enoch', he had a vision of seven stars that appeared as "Seven
burning mountains" descending upon the Earth and the 'Tollmanns' interpreted
this later as seven Cometary fragments that hit the Earth causing the
Flood in Noah's time! Regardless if the "Seven Burning Mountains" impacted
the Earth or not, it is clear to me that the seven stars were associated
somehow with a celestial event in which Enoch was 'allowed' to view.
"Therefore it is my conclusion, like you, that the Freemasons are privy to
certain hidden knowledge regarding this celestial event (Nibiru) and the
seven stars or "Burning Mountains" on the early American Flag is a great
example of this. And as you well know these seven stars show up throughout
(From Greg Jenner, Abbotsford, BC, Canada)
"Uriel's Machine" is a fascinating book, and the excerpts pointed out by
Greg Jenner do make for very interesting reading.
They provide a direct link between a description of the Dark Star and its
satellites at perihelion,
and myth connected with catastrophic Earth changes.
This page was recently included on a detailed web-page devoted to all things
Masonic. It is run by Br. Roald Atle Furre of Oslo in Norway, and the link
is included under 'Masonic Education'. Thanks Roald! A little unexpected
given that I am not even a Mason, but I know my Dad will be proud.
"A Must 4 Masons Worldwide".
For any Masons perusing this page you may also be interested in another
small essay on the Dark Satellite.
2. Woodcut from Petrarch Das Glüchbuch, Augsburg, 1539
3. R. Temple "The Sirius Mystery" p115 Century 1998
4. Sixth woodcut from the series in Basil Valentine's Azoth.
5. M. Scanlan "Mystery Set in Stone" pp22-4 Freemasonry Today Summer 2001
6. J. Churchward "The Lost Continent of Mu" pp272-3 Futura
7. 18th century engraving based on work of Basil Valentine.
8. D. Ovason "The Secret Zodiacs of Washington D.C." pp36-41, 96, 115-6,
122-3 Arrow 2000
9. Z. Sitchin “The Twelfth Planet” p415 Avon Books, 1976
10. Z. Sitchin “The Lost Realms” p 268 Avon Books, 1990
11. J.B.Murray Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 309, 31-34 (1999)
12. D. Cosnette is the Webmaster of 'Cosmic Conspiracies'
13. With thanks to Damon Elkins
14. V. Zaayman "Lodge De Goede Hoop" p36 The Ashlar Sept 1997
15. Rev A. Parker "Some Masonic Gravestones in Liverpool and Manchester"
pp226-8 & p40 Freemasonry Today Summer 2000
16. J. Jack "Lodge St. Bryde No. 579" p22-6 The Ashlar Sept 1999
17. German-speaking readers may be interested in this link (thanks to Ernst