In my last article, The World’s Greatest Hoax, I exploded the myth that the Freemasons were at the center of a devil-worshiping conspiracy for world domination. As expected, this left some of the simpler minds out there thinking “If it’s not the Freemasons, he must be saying the whole thing is a lie!”
Not so, not even close.
Half the truth is often a great lie. – Benjamin Franklin
For those unfamiliar with the term ‘limited hangout’ I’ll explain. The best deceptions will always contain elements of the truth, and where these disclosures are bound to stir up public anger, they’re seeded with lies to scapegoat innocent parties. This is what Ben Franklin is talking about in the quote above, and it’s what Malcolm X was talking about in the quote used to kick off my last article.
Leo Taxil’s Jesuit education is an indication that he knows more than the average person about what is truly going on behind the scenes in the world. This may have served as a model for the hoax he ultimately created. In this report we’re going to explore what he said in detail, and ultimately coax out the identity of the god of the elites, and why they all appear to be engaged in the same depraved rituals.
Origins of Lucifer
Taxil’s hoax starts off with Doctor Bataille’s encounter on a boat with an Italian man named Gaetano Carbuccia, who recounts to Bataille his experiences with the Palladium Rite. Carbuccia explains the strange rituals they performed, and one in particular where they summoned Lucifer himself. The fictitious whistleblower assures the reader this is a real spiritual apparition, that even shook hands with one of the ritual’s attendees, and proceeds with giving us a general physical description:
I then looked at the spirit that appeared. In all the previous evocations, in which I had taken part, when the spirit evoked had wanted to appear, it was always a ghost with more or less vaporous forms, a fluidic being, essentially impalpable. This spirit, on the contrary, was indeed a being like you and me, in flesh and blood, but with a truly radiant body. In the theater, sometimes, a jet of oxyhydric light is accompanied by the main character on stage; nevertheless, the trick is easy to see, since the light, directed from any point on the artist, widens towards him in the form of a barely opened compass; the light falls on man and illuminates him. Far from there, the spirit which had just appeared to us was itself the center of the glow, the luminous focus illuminating the room. There was no doubt; we were indeed in the presence of Lucifer himself.
When he shows himself, is he always like I saw him?… That, I don’t know… That day, he had the features of a man between thirty-five and thirty-eight years; tall in stature; without beard or mustache; rather lean than fat, but by no means bony; the fine, distinguished physiognomy; I don’t know what melancholy in his eyes; a nervous smile tugging at the corners of his lips. He was naked, with white, slightly pink skin, wonderfully decoupaged, like a statue of Apollo. – Léo Taxil, Le Diable au XIXe Siècle, pp. 16-17
This sympathy for the Devil, so to speak, carries on throughout the book and is the reason why Taxil refers to this fake group of Masons as “Luciferians.” However, the real Albert Pike, who Taxil portrayed as the ringleader of the bogus group of Masons, has published a great deal of literature under his own name, the most famous being the much-maligned Morals and Dogma.
The subject of Lucifer is raised only FOUR times in this 860 page book. Quite amazing for a supposed Luciferian. Pike is hardly venerating the deity, either. Reproduced here for you are the only four parts, with a little truncation in places to compensate for Pike’s loquaciousness:
Hypocrisy is the homage that vice and wrong pay to virtue and justice. It is Satan attempting to clothe himself in the angelic vesture of light. It is equally detestable in morals, politics, and religion; in the man and in the nation. To do injustice under the pretence of equity and fairness; to reprove vice in public and commit it in private … and sell one’s vote for place and power, are hypocrisies as common as they are infamous and disgraceful. To steal the livery of the Court of God to serve the Devil withal; to pretend to believe in a God of mercy and a Redeemer of love, and persecute those of a different faith … to inculcate humility, and in pride surpass Lucifer … is indeed to be like unto whited sepulchres, which appear beautiful outward, but are within full of bones of the dead and of all uncleanness. – Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 73.
The true name of Satan, the Kabalists say, is that of Yahveh reversed; for Satan is not a black god, but the negation of God. The Devil is the personification of Atheism or Idolatry. For the Initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force, which presides over the physical generation, under the mythologic and horned form of the God PAN; thence came the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the Light-bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the legend. – Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 102.
The Apocalypse is, to those who receive the nineteenth Degree, the Apotheosis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer. LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish Souls? Doubt it not! for traditions are full of Divine Revelations and Inspirations: and Inspiration is not of one Age nor of one Creed. Plato and Philo, also, were inspired. – Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 321.
It is by His uttered Word that God reveals Himself to us; not alone in the visible and invisible but intellectual creation, but also in our convictions, consciousness, and instincts. Hence it is that certain beliefs are universal. The conviction of all men that God is good led to a belief in a Devil, the fallen Lucifer or Lightbearer, Shaitan the Adversary, Ahriman and Tuphon, as an attempt to explain the existence of Evil, and make it consistent with the Infinite Power, Wisdom, and Benevolence of God. – Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 324.
It’s obvious that Pike’s (and that of the world at large) conception of Lucifer is heavily influenced by Dante’s Divine Comedy, and Milton’s Paradise Lost. It was in these fictional works that Lucifer was cast as an angel who rebelled against God’s “plan” for humanity, in favor of his own and, after a war, was cast out of heaven along with the rest of his followers.
The canonical reality is that “Lucifer” appears only once in the KJV Bible, in Isaiah 14:12, and that is the result of King James’ translator working from a copy of the Vulgate. The translator was less than adept at Latin and he had no idea what the word meant, and so left it untranslated. Isaiah was written during the Babylonian captivity and is a litany against the King of Babylon. The word ‘Lucifer’ is used in a list of epithets for the King. Working from the original Hebrew version of Isaiah we see the word is actually correctly rendered in English as “Day Star,” or “Morning Star,” a reference to the planet Venus when it appears just prior to sunrise in the east, of which Pike is clearly aware. This planet, the brightest object in the sky after the Sun and Moon was worshipped as a goddess in Rome, and in Greece she was known as Aphrodite, and Phosphorus.
And so there you have it, Lucifer is Aphrodite. Not a fallen angel who rebelled against God, but the godDESS of lust and sexual pleasure!
Need more evidence? Venus orbits the sun thirteen times for every eight orbits of the Earth. By following the orbit of Venus from our geocentric perspective, we see that its course through the heavens traces out a pentagram – the symbol ostensibly used to summon!
It’s no controversy to say that the patriarchal Abrahamic faiths eliminated the entire female aspect of God, and now we can see the original template they worked from. You shouldn’t be surprised at this, because many early Christian apologists outright admit their dogma was borrowed heavily from the earlier pagan mythologies.
And when we say also that the Word, who is the first-birth of God, was produced without sexual union, and that He, Jesus Christ, our Teacher, was crucified and died, and rose again, and ascended into heaven, we propound nothing different from what you believe regarding those whom you esteem sons of Jupiter. – St. Justin Martyr, The First Apology, Chapter 21.
Let’s now go back to the quotes from the Taxil hoax, because they clearly convey a very different conception of Lucifer than Pike did.
Therefore, when the autocratic Empire of Russia will become the citadel of papist adonaism, we shall unleash the revolutionary nihilists and atheists, and provoke a formidable social cataclysm, which will demonstrate clearly to the nations, in all its horror, the effect of absolute unbelief, mother of savagery and of the bloodiest disorder. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the mad minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate these destroyers of civilization; and the countless disillusioned adonaites, whose deist soul have up until that time remained without a compass, thirsting for an ideal, but not knowing which God is worthy of tribute, will receive the True Light, by the universal manifestation of the pure Luciferian doctrine, at last made public, an event that will arise from a reactionary movement following the destruction of atheism and adonaism, together at the same time vanquished and exterminated. – Léo Taxil, Le Diable au XIXe Siècle, Vol. II, p. 605.
That which we must say to the world is that we worship a god, but it is the god that one adores without superstition. To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the brethren of the 32nd, 31st and 30th degrees: The masonic Religion should be, by all of us initiates of the higher degrees, maintained in the Purity of the Luciferian doctrine. If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay and his priests calumniate him? Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also god. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two gods; darkness being necessary for light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive. Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy, and the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil. – A. C. de la Rive, La Femme et l’Enfant Dans la Franc-Maçonnerie Universelle, pp. 588-589.
Here these hucksters are setting up a form of dualism in the form of Lucifer and Adonai, which is indeed one of the names of God according to the Hebrews. Adonai is associated with the Greek god Adonis, and now, suddenly everything fits together.
Because Adonis and Aphrodite were lovers, not adversaries!
The worship of Adonis in Greece and Phoenicia includes a great many rituals and themes you may find familiar. The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible is an authoritative resource on this and the entry for Adonai is quite interesting.
Whereas Aphrodite self-formed from the castrated genitals of Ouranos, Adonis was born to mortals. He’s the son of Princess Myrrha, who was cursed by Aphrodite with insatiable lust for her own father after her mother bragged that Myrrha’s beauty surpassed that of the goddess. Children being punished for the transgressions of their parents is a common theme in ancient myths and this one carries on that tradition. Myrrha conceals her identity, and she manages to sleep with her father several times without being recognized, becoming pregnant. When the truth of her deeds is discovered, her father exiles her from his kingdom. She eventually is changed into a myrrh tree, but nevertheless gives birth to a child, Adonis.
This child is taken by Aphrodite to Persephone, who raises him in the underworld. After reaching adulthood, Aphrodite returns to find he has grown into a stunningly handsome man. The two goddesses quarrel over who gets to be with him and a resolution is reached where he will spend one-third of the year each with Persephone and Aphrodite, as their lover. The remaining third was his choice, and he went with Aphrodite.
Adonis, being beautiful, but ultimately useless as anything other than a boy toy, is mortally injured by a wild boar one day and dies in the arms of Aphrodite. Deemed a paragon of anti-heroic behavior, he represented the opposite of the positive sides of matrimony and manliness. An annual festival was instituted to commemorate his death by cultures throughout the Mediterranean. As recounted by many historians, these festivals usually take place over the course of three days. The first day the death of Adonis is mourned, and on the third day he is resurrected so they can repeat it all again next year.
In the Phoenician city of Byblos this event was celebrated in the temple of Astarte, the Canaanite equivalent of Aphrodite. Adonis also had an equivalent known as Baal-Adon. In Greece the women would celebrate this time in an atmosphere of frolic and licentiousness. They would also conduct orgies in honor of Aphrodite, but this was about as extreme as they got. In Byblos they would engage in sacral prostitution and much, much more.
This is the only physical book you need when medical help is not on the way.
As you shall see in the next part, coming next week, the Canaanites and other cultures further east took their worship of the divine lovers to the heights of depravity.