STAGE — WISDOM — Who does Lady Liberty Represent?
WHO DOES LADY LIBERTY REPRESENT?
Researching how the Statue of Liberty, or as its designer originally called her, “Liberty Enlightening the World”, came to grace New York harbor, I learned that it involved the efforts of three French men, four if we count the original architect, Eugène Viollet-le-Duc. Officially, the three men were Édouard René Lefèbvre de Laboulaye, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, and Alexandre Gustave Eiffel. According to its entry on Wikipedia, the statue began with a conversation between two friends. On this occasion, Laboulaye suggested to Bartholdi, the French citizens gift the American people with a statue representing freedom, to commemorate the centennial of the Declaration of Independence in 1876. Feeling that it should be a joint venture to cement the bond between America and France, Laboulaye proposed that France create the statue, while the US provided the pedestal for it to rest on. Despite receiving approval from the US government in 1875, the project was not completed until October 1886. Still, this is only half the story as it does not explain why the “Light” inspired such an endeavor, to uncover this, we need to dig a little deeper.
The process of making the Statue of Liberty a reality, is a perfect example for how Creation occurs through the Tree of Life. By that I mean, the “Light” inspired (Spiritual—Fire Plane or Atziluth) Édouard Laboulaye in the creation of a monument, honoring the principle of freedom for the French people to give to America. Meditating on the idea (Mental—Air Plane or Briah), he discusses it with his friend Frédéric Bartholdi and they both come up with a statue of the goddess Libertas. Bartholdi visualizes the idea in his imagination (Emotional—Water Plane or Yetzirah), before sculpting (Physical—Earth Plane or Assiah) a model of his vision.
According to the entry, originally Bartholdi “interested his friend and mentor” architect EugèneViollet-le-Duc, to act as “chief engineer.” It was Eugène who first had the “idea” to cover the statue with “copper sheets.” The entry informs us that these sheets “were heated and then struck with wooden hammers.” Evidently, this innovative “idea” drastically cut the overall weight of the statue, because it greatly reduced its “volume.” This was because the sheets of copper were only required to “0.094 inches (2.4 mm) thick.”
When Viollet-le-Duc unexpectedly died, Bartholdi handed the project to Alexandre Gustave Eiffel, but he had different ideas from his predecessor. Viollet-le-Duc had planned to use a “masonry pier” to support the copper sheets, instead, Eiffel built “an iron truss tower.” Avoiding the buildup of “stress”, which could result in the skin “eventually cracking”, Eiffel fastened “a secondary skeleton to the center pylon.” Then to facilitate the statue’s ability to withstand the “winds of New York Harbor”, not to mention allowing the “metal to expand” in the hot summer, Eiffel took a novel approach. His approach was to “loosely” attach the “support structure to the skin” by utilizing “flat iron bars.” These “bars” evidently “culminated in a mesh of metal straps, known as ‘saddles’ that were riveted to the skin.” Eiffel’s approach, using design to provide “firm support”, became “one of the earliest examples of curtain wall construction.” Ensuring that “the exterior of the structure is not load bearing but is instead supported by an interior framework”, Eiffel also included “two interior spiral staircases”, facilitating access to the “observation” platform “in the crown” with its seven rays. Symbolizing freedom, Frédéric Bartholdi placed a broken chain at the goddess’ feet. 18
So much for the “material” attributes of the Statue of Liberty, what about the three men; after all, it was their minds who came up with the finished creation inspired by the “Light.” Having gazed at the magnificent Eiffel Tower in Paris, Alexandre Gustave Eiffel’s contribution to the endeavor seemed self-explanatory. Even so, I wondered if there was more to his involvement. Clicking on the link to his entry, I found this curious excerpt that related Eiffel was not the best student.
As a child, the young Alexandre found “his classes at the Lycée Royal in Dijon boring and a waste of time.” However, the author of the entry tells us that during the final two years, his history and literature teachers were able to interest him in their subjects; consequently, he knuckled down and began studying them in earnest. It seems that Eiffel’s uncle Jean-Baptiste Mollerat, who owned a chemical plant near Dijon, played an essential “part in his education.” Introducing his nephew to his friend, “the chemist Michel Perret”, the two devoted “a lot of time”, teaching Alexandre “about everything from chemistry and mining to theology and philosophy.” 19
Considering that two men took the time to teach young Alexandre, I wondered if they were connected to the Orders of the Quest. I could find no definitive information on either his uncle, or Michel Perret. Still, as Eiffel is credited with the French Railway system, as well as several bridges, I suspect that it was no accident that he was chosen to construct such a significant monument to freedom.
Turning to Édouard René Lefèbvre de Laboulaye, as he was an abolitionist union supporter in the American Civil War, his role seemed obvious. More so, as after the war he became “president of the French Emancipation Committee”, who helped the newly freed slaves in America. Frédéric Bartholdi’s role seemed obvious too, but I learned that spiritually it was not just about his creation, it concerned the energy his choices infused into the statue.
Bartholdi’s insistence that the cost of the venture be borne by both France and the US, meant there was a considerable amount that needed to be raised. To assist in the fundraising, he sculpted the massive head and the statue’s raised torch-bearing arm, to display at the Paris World’s Fair in 1878. He also sold tickets for the public to view the statue’s construction. Within a year, Bartholdi had raised 250,000 francs ($296,438), a lot from ordinary citizens. 20 As remarkable as this was, the way the US raised the funds needed for the pedestal, was even more amazing.
The entry has that in 1882, a New York committee was set up to raise the money for the statue’s pedestal. One method was to auction off “art and manuscripts.” Looking for a way to promote the project, the committee approached the poet Emma Lazarus to compose an original poem. Unwilling to give up her work of helping Jewish refugees escape the “anti-Semitic pogroms in eastern Europe”, by coming to New York, she initially refused. Nonetheless, when she realized that she could write a poem hi-lighting the refugee’s plight, namely, being “forced to live in conditions that the wealthy Lazarus had never experienced”, she agreed. Therefore, she wrote the inspiring poem, entitled The New Colossus, which includes the famous, “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” The author of the entry tells us this poem, “is uniquely identified with the Statue of Liberty and is inscribed on a plaque in the museum in its base.”
Despite Emma’s inspirational poem the author of the entry relates, “fundraising lagged.” Having only raised $3,000, the lack of funds caused a delay in constructing the pedestal. Evidently, since New York appeared unable to raise the money, according to the entry “groups from other American cities, including Boston and Philadelphia, offered to pay the full cost of erecting the statue.” Of course, these cities wanted the statue in their own cities, not New York harbor, requiring its relocation.
Nevertheless, Joseph Pulitzer publisher of the New York World, a New York newspaper was inspired to help. As a result, he “announced a drive to raise $100,000—the equivalent of $2.3 million today” for the pedestal. Due to his position as a publisher, “Pulitzer pledged to print the name of every contributor, no matter how small the amount given.” Without knowing it, this action would directly appeal to people’s egos’ desire for recognition and allow their spirits to direct them to donate money. Regardless, as the author tells us, “The drive captured the imagination of New Yorkers.” Apart from using the egos, I believe the “Light” inspired children, because when “Pulitzer began publishing the notes he received from contributors”, it affected New Yorkers. The author gives several examples, such as:
A young girl alone in the world" donated "60 cents, the result of self-denial." One donor gave "five cents as a poor office boy's mite toward the Pedestal Fund." A group of children sent a dollar as "the money we saved to go to the circus with." Another dollar was given by a "lonely and very aged woman." Residents of a home for alcoholics in New York's rival city of Brooklyn—the cities would not merge until 1898—donated $15; other drinkers helped out through donation boxes in bars and saloons. A kindergarten class in Davenport, Iowa, mailed the World a gift of $1.35.
Once the money began coming in, the New York committee was able to resume building the statue’s pedestal. Moreover, on August 11, 1885, Pulitzer announced in the New York World “that $102,000 had been raised from 120,000 donors, and that 80 percent of the total had been received in sums of less than one dollar.” 21
Just the information in the entry is reason enough for why a statue could hold the energy of the Palladium, but this is only the tip of the iceberg. Another choice Bartholdi made from the inspiration of the “Light” was to choose Liberty Island, formerly known as Bedloe’s Island, for the site. Bedloe Island was free land, as during the 19th (1800s) century, the “New York State Legislature” had given the island to the US government “for harbor defense.” Another important energetic factor was the island’s history with the original native population, the Lenape or Delaware People. This association was beneficial because the Lenape were a matriarchal society. Finally, the Statue of Liberty’s pedestal is built over Fort Wood, whose walls were constructed in the shape of an 11-pointed star. 22 (see below)
The first thing that struck me was how much the 11-pointed star reminded me of Islamic art. It appears my intuition was accurate, because when I typed “11-pointed stars in Islamic art” into my search engine, I found a page full of 11-pointed stars in Islamic design. Apparently, this symbol, which I gather is called a hendecagram, is also connected to the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. However, when the statue was erected, it did not represent the Sephiroth, it represented the Qlippoth. I say “represented” deliberately because, since the “Shadow’s” neutralization in 2010, the Qlippoth have merged into the Sephiroth.
Geometric designs in and on buildings made me think of the Knights Templars and the order’s successors, the Freemasons. Coincidentally, Frédéric Bartholdi joined the Freemasons Lodge Alsace-Lorraine in Paris in 1875. Even more interesting, according to a plaque inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty, the Masons of New York performed a sacred laying of the cornerstone ritual at its official dedication. Something told me that these Masons did not use acacia, but rather the original corn, not only because of the “Light’s” involvement, but also the influence of the French Masons. Feeling the need to verify my hypothesis, I searched the web for articles on the Cornerstone ceremony in 1884. Apart from the expected conspiracy articles, I found an article entitled Masonry and the Statue of Liberty. The article by R.W. Robert C. Singer, the Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New York, is on the web site masonicworld.com. As this was from an actual mason from the New York Lodge, I thought it could be informative. Unfortunately, I can only include the excerpts on the dedication and a few extremely relevant comments. That said I highly recommend reading the full article, as it is well worth consideration in view of this treatise.
…In the summer of 1865, a group of Frenchmen were gathered together one evening at the home of the well-known author, Edouard Rene de Laboulaye… Laboulaye told the group that it would be a splendid gesture on the part of all liberty-loving Frenchmen to acknowledge their friendship to America by presenting a fitting memorial… In 1871, Laboulaye… suggested that Bartholdi visit America and make arrangements for the presentation of the monument on July 4, 1876, the Centenary of the Declaration of Independence. Armed with letters of introduction and full of high hopes, Bartholdi sailed for America… Two weeks later, while standing on the deck of the ship Pereire steaming up Lower New York Bay, he caught a vision of a magnificent goddess holding aloft a torch in one hand and welcoming all visitors to the land of freedom and opportunity… Under the leadership of Henri Martin and inspired perhaps by the fact that so many of the sponsors of the Franco-American Union were members of the Masonic Fraternity, a campaign, netting one million francs was completed by 1880. Contributors included over 100,000 individuals, 181 villages, 10 Chambers of Commerce, and many school children. The pedestal, which was America's responsibility, had been plagued by inadequate financial support, and it took a last-minute effort by Joseph Pulitzer, the owner and editor of the New York World, to raise over $100,000, most of it from school children. …On Washington's birthday in 1877, Congress accepted the statue, in the name of the United States, as a gift from the French people… The presentation and erection of the Statue of Liberty was an occasion of world-wide significance and delegating the laying of the cornerstone to the Masonic Fraternity was a fitting tribute rendered to free men of high principles and recognized international reputations throughout the world. The date set for the ceremony was August 5, 1884… A United States Army band played " La Marseillaise," the French National Anthem, following with the very popular "Hail Columbia." Then began, on the raised northeast corner of the pedestal, the formal cornerstone ceremony… By traditional ceremony, the cornerstone was then tested and being found, square, level and plumb, the Deputy Grand Master completed the work by applying the mortar and by having the stone lowered firmly into place. The Grand Master then struck three blows with the gavel and declared the stone duly laid. The elements of consecration, corn, wine and oil (My own emphasis), were next presented…The principal address was given by the Deputy Grand Master, R.W. Brother Lawrence, who said in part: "Massive as this statue is, its physical proportions sink into comparative obscurity when contrasted with the nobility of its concept. Liberty Enlightening the World! How lofty the thought! To be free, is the first, the noblest aspiration of the human breast. And it is now a universally admitted truth that only in proportion as men become possessed of liberty, do they become civilized, enlightened, and useful... As Masons, we cannot appropriate to ourselves alone the lessons which this monument will teach. Not only to us, but to all men will it appeal… the gigantic figure which is here to stand in unapproachable grandeur while the centuries pass, will command: "Be noble, and the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping, but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own. " …The Statue of Liberty is not just a colossal 225-ton pile of metal reaching some 300 feet in the air at the entrance of New York harbor, conspicuous by day and a guide to mariners by night. Magnificent in its conception, wonderful in design, and a masterpiece of engineering skill, this gigantic figure, holding aloft a torch of freedom in one hand and clasping a book of laws inscribed with the date "July 4, 1776" in the other, casts its light far beyond the horizon. The light which illumines the Statue of Liberty is a guiding symbol to the path of freedom for men of all nations…
If the above account of not only the Cornerstone ceremony, but also FrédéricBartholdi’s vision of a magnificent goddess holding aloft a torch is correct, then I suspect Sophia was behind the whole endeavor, after all, Bartholdi did have the vision while sailing past Bedloe’s Island. With this in mind, I considered the reason for choosing the Roman goddess Libertas. To the casual observer, choosing a goddess that represents freedom is a no-brainer. Nevertheless, the “Light” had been moving away from the Roman influence in America, consequently, I questioned why the “Orders of the Quest” would choose a Roman goddess for the Statue of Liberty, obviously I needed to investigate further.
On Libertas entry, I found a reference to the goddess Libera, which is also a goddess of freedom. I discovered that she is connected to the Roman goddess Ceres, or the Greek goddess Demeter. Apparently, Libera was the female counterpart to the god Liber (freedom), who was also linked to Dionysus. As such, Libera is merely the feminine form of the name Liber, and the two deities should be viewed as a pair, like Jupiter and Juno. However, this goddess first enters Roman history in the 5th century, around 493 B.C.E. as a “Triadic cult companion” to not only Liber, but also to Ceres “in a temple established on the Aventine Hill.” The author of her entry tells us that “she has no known native mythography.” Yet around 205 B.C.E., according to Greek cults dedicated to the mother and daughter goddesses of Ceres (Demeter) and Proserpina (Persephone), Libera “was officially identified with Ceres’ daughter Proserpina.” Evidently, “In the late Republican era, Cicero describes Liber and Libera as Ceres’ children.” 23
I think this is a clear case of the “Light” hiding the truth in plain sight. As I reported in Volume I, Mother goddesses were known by many names, and the Mother goddess even came to be depicted as The Empress in the Major Arcana of the Tarot:
In Greece, the mother aspect of the goddess was the Greek Earth Mother, Demeter… searching the web, I found that Isis has several titles, the most informative was on a website called Ancient Mother, which unfortunately when I looked to include the link in the references I could no longer find it. Nonetheless, the author of the website listed them as: Queen of Heaven, Mother of the Gods, The One Who is All, Lady of Green Crops, The Brilliant One in the Sky, Her Latin name was Stella Maris, or Star of the Sea, Great Lady of Magic, goddess of magic, fertility, nature, motherhood, underworld, Mistress of the House of Life, She Who Knows How to Make Right Use of the Heart, Light-Giver of Heaven, Lady of the Words of Power, Moon Shining Over the Sea.
Adding to the evidence, the accompanying article on Libera confirmed that Isis was associated with many other goddesses. In this respect, it relates that “At a comparatively early period in Egyptian history Isis had absorbed the attributes of all the great primitive goddesses, and of all the local goddesses such as Nekhebet, Uatchet, Net, Bast, Hathor, etc., and she was even identified as the female counterpart of the primeval abyss of water from which sprang all life…” With the goddesses Libertas and Libera both representing freedom, I wondered why the “Orders of the Quest” used Libertas as the statue’s model, because “she” is also associated with money. On the other hand, Libera is connected to the Mother goddess as a goddess of fertility, through her association with Persephone the daughter of Demeter/Ceres.
The names of two goddesses representing freedom were too much alike to discount their connection, and that is the point. Energetically, these two goddesses were one and the same and at the appropriate time Libera’s attributes will take over from Libertas as the archetype’s consciousness.
Returning to Isis as the archetype for the Divine Feminine, from the list above, Isis represented every aspect of the feminine, which makes sense when we consider that Isis was a lower aspect of Sophia. To reiterate, I discovered in Luther H. Martin’s book HELLENISTIC RELIGIONS, The Mysteries that Isis’ mysteries were in Macedonia before Alexander’s conquest: “The deities of the Hellenistic Mysteries…had been known from the earliest times-but were themselves transformed by and into their Hellenistic roles. Although the historical origin of each was still remembered as Greek, Egyptian, or Syrian, locale became less important; for with Hellenistic internationalism, each had become a universal deity.” It seems that Herodotus (ca. 484 B.C.E. - ca. 425 B.C.E) was also familiar with Isis and “…identified her with Demeter.” Again, as reported earlier, Mr. Martin explained, “By the end of the fourth century B.C.E. she was already honored in the Athenian port of Piraeus among the Egyptians who had settled there. The Hellenistic Mysteries of Isis eventually became a universal cult, recognizing no racial or geographic distinctions, and had followers in practically the entire inhabited world.”
Considering the important role that the Statue of Liberty was to play in Great Spirit-Mind’s plan, it is no wonder that the “Light” used their tools, the “Orders of the Quest”, to place an archetype of Sophia to hold the energy for the future. In designating the goddess as Libertas, rather than Libera, those following the “Shadow’s” agenda would see the Statue of Liberty as strengthening “his” position in America, especially, as “she” was sitting on top of a 11-pointed star, which at the time was a symbol for the Qlippoth. Still, as I have emphasized, the “Light”was playing the long game, therefore, the forces for the “Light” knew that at some time the “Shadow” would be neutralized, causing the purification of the Soul Plane and the absorption of the Qlippoth back into the Sephirot. Even so, let us look at what making the Statue of Liberty an image of Libera, and connecting her to Demeter/Ceres meant. We will start with Demeter’s entry on Wikipedia, which describes her as the “goddess of the harvest and agriculture, who presided over grains and the fertility of the earth.” Among her titles in her cult are “she of the Grain”, meaning she provided “food or grain.” Demeter or Ceres was also associated with “divine order, unwritten law, law bringer, and law bearer. Her title “Law-Bringer,” was evidently meant “as a mark of the civilized existence of agricultural society.” Apart from her role as goddess of the harvest, she “also presided over the sacred law, and the cycle of life and death.” Together with Persephone, her daughter, the two goddesses “were the central figures of the Eleusinian Mysteries.” 24
The point that jumps out at me is Demeter’s connection to the Eleusinian Mysteries. Due to these Mysteries predating the Olympian gods, they hold great importance. Starting with the entry for the actual Mysteries, which relates their connection to “initiations” conducted annually “at Eleusis in ancient Greece.” The author of the entry believes these mysteries consist of the, “most famous of the secret religious rites of ancient Greece.” Basically, the Eleusinian Mysteries involve “the myth of the abduction of Persephone from her mother Demeter by the king of the underworld Hades, in a cycle with three phases, the descent (loss), the search, and the ascent, with the main theme being the ascent of Persephone and the reunion with her mother.” As these mysteries “involved visions and conjuring of an afterlife, some scholars believe that the power and longevity of the Eleusinian Mysteries came from psychedelic drugs.” Fascinatingly, the author tells us that the “name of the town, Eleusís, seems to be Pre-Greek and it is probably a counterpart with Elysium and the goddess Eileithyia.” 25
The mention of psychedelic drugs rang true for me, for they were always intended to be used as a means to connect with the Spirit World until people learned to communicate with Great Spirit-Mind directly. Curious as to who the goddess Eileithyia was, I clicked on the link and learned that: “For R. F. Willets, Cretan dialect ‘Eleuthia’ would connect Eileithyia …to Eleusis. The name is probably related with a city in Crete named Eleutherna. Walter Burkert believes that Eileithyia is the Greek goddess of birth and that her name is pure-Greek… In Roman mythology, Demeter (Ceres) has a daughter named Libera” 26
There it was again, the reference to Libera connecting to Eleusis, which brings in The Mysteries, so my next step was to research the mysterious ancient city of Eleusis. Not surprisingly, the city’s page on Encyclopedia Britannica focuses on the Eleusis being the site of the Eleusinian Mysteries. This ancient city has a colorful history, because it was apparently independent until the 800s B.C.E. when it was “annexed” by Athens. It is then that the Eleusinian Mysteries became a prominent “religious festival.” Following the Peloponnesian War, when the Athenians “expelled the Thirty Tyrants” from the city, these “tyrants” became a plague on Eleusis, thankfully only for a short time. Afterwards, in 403 B.C.E., the city briefly regained its independence before the Athenians reestablished its “hegemony.” In the 4th century of the Common Era, a ruthless Goth named Alaric devastated Eleusis, so much so that it was abandoned until the 1700s. At this time, it became a “suburb of Athens” known as Lepsina. According to its page, Eleusis’ (Lepsina) secrets were first revealed in 1882 when the:
Greek Archaeological Society laid bare …the Great Propylaea, a 2nd-century-AD copy of the central building of the Propylaea on the Acropolis of Athens. It also traced its extensions at various periods and revealed successive stages in the structure of the Telesterion, or Hall of Initiation, first built in late Mycenaean times, before 1000 BC. 27
In the city’s entry on Wikipedia, I learned that the Eleusinian Mysteries, also known as the Mysteries of Demeter and Kore, “revolved around a belief that there was a hope for life after death for those who were initiated.” Moreover, this hope “was cultivated from the introduction ceremony in which the hopeful initiates were shown a number of things including the seed of life in a stalk of grain.” 28 This reminded me of the Masonic ceremonies involving corn and I realized that both “ceremonies” were honoring the Divine Feminine in all of Her forms.
Many interpret the Myth of Demeter and Persephone as representing the seasons, in that Persephone, Kore, or Libera the goddess of birth, represents Life in nature. According to the myth Demeter AKA Mother Nature makes a deal with Hades, Death, and or hibernation, for Persephone to spend half the year underground, symbolizing autumn and winter, and returning to her mother for the other half, representing spring and summer. Although this interpretation is accurate, it is only one of the meanings for the myth. Therefore, we could look on this as the outward or exoteric meaning, or the way Jesus taught the people in parables, whereas He taught The Mysteries to the Disciples.
Nonetheless, other investigators have seen a deeper or esoteric meaning, believing that the Eleusinian Mysteries or The Mysteries in general, were about teaching the initiates then, and everyone today how to spiritually evolve. In this way, we could interpret the myth gnostically, i.e., both macrocosmically (universally) and microcosmically (individually). Thus, we could see Demeter and Persephone representing Sophia before and after her fall macrocosmically, and as the individual soul microcosmically. Due to monotheism, we tend to think of the Divine as singular, but macrocosmically, He/She is/are both many and one. I am not likening the Supreme Being to the hundreds of gods and goddesses in the Hindu religion, nor the pantheon of gods and goddesses in the Greek and Roman system. Here I am saying that the “One” is also the “Many”, because there are many levels and layers in the Divine Realm. This is one of the meanings for Jesus’ statement in John 14:2 “In my Father’s house are many mansions.”
One of the biggest problems for me was understanding that The Christ, Sophia, her partner What-has-been-Willed, and Melchizedek could be in more than one place at a time. As I wrote in Our Story 1995-2002: TRUE PHILOSOPHER’S STONE the answer concerns our concept of time:
“In the appendix, Argüelles makes a casual reference concerning the conscious effect of looking at a clock. He reports that the act of looking at a clock engages the human being’s cognitive brain and prevents any natural telepathic tendencies. How can using a clock prevent telepathy?
Something that Craig and I came to understand is Humanity’s connection to linear time. Throughout our studies, one message keeps repeating: The Human race creates its own reality. The Life Principle has the imperative to move forward, which we see as linear movement. Despite that information, physical evolution is cyclic. So why would Great Spirit-Mind want a person to continue thinking linearly? The reason is the condition of the general consciousness. Until Humanity attains the ability to control his or her lower instincts, it was unsafe to connect the consciousness of the planet together. As this is the Fullness of Time, obviously Great Spirit-Mind feels a large number of Humanity is capable of controlling his or her baser instincts and are ready to graduate.” 29
Once I realized that in the Divine Realm there is no such thing as Linear Time, the answer appeared. Clearly, if there is no past, present, or future in this realm, then, The Christ, Sophia, her partner What-has-been-Willed, and Melchizedek could be both in the Pleroma and in any of the lower planes at the same time. This concept helped in understanding Great Spirit-Mind’splan in respect to the Return of the Palladium.
However, at present we are still discussing the role the Statue of Liberty played in Great Spirit-Mind’s plan. To ascertain “her” role we need to determine which deity’s energy and consciousness was infused into the statue. We find another clue in Emma Lazarus’s sonnet, The New Colossus, 28 which is on a plaque (right) within the statue. As stated, this is where the iconic words associated with Statue of Liberty, “give me your tired…” etc., comes from.
Even though Emma wrote the sonnet specifically for the Statue of Liberty to raise funds for its pedestal, the sonnet was not associated with Liberty until 1903. This was when the plaque bearing the words was placed within its structure. 30
Bearing in mind the importance of the sonnet to the “Light’s” objective for the statue, I wondered why it was not included in the Masonic ceremony. Initially, I thought it might concern the 7th Wave, in that the Wave was inactive or under the wrong god. Yet when I checked Carl’s chart (see below), I saw that the Masonic ceremony, not only fell in an active phase for the Wave that ended slavery and fostered equality, but the ceremony was also under the auspices of the god of maize and sustenance.
To my mind, the only explanation for not using Emma’s inspired words in the 1884 Masonic ceremony, was that the “Shadow” did not want the sonnet associated with the statue. For as the entry says, “it was [Lazarus's poem] that permanently stamped on Miss Liberty the role of unofficial greeter of incoming immigrants.” 31 In this way, regrettably, the “Shadow” was able to mitigate the more spiritual aspects of the sonnet’s connection to the statue. This was achieved simply by making the exoteric or open meaning of its inspired words become the accepted interpretation. If instead we use a deeper more esoteric interpretation, we can clearly determine the goddess that would enlighten the world’s identity.
I believe the “woman with a torch whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, and her name, MOTHER OF EXILES”, is none other than The Empress in the Tarot’s Major Arcana. Representing Venus, card 3’s “goddess” is a quintessential archetype for the Divine Feminine, or Sophia.
There are several reasons for connecting Libera/Liberty, or Liberty Enlightening the World to The Empress. The figure in the card’s crown of 12 stars is supported by seven points and Liberty wears a crown with seven points or rays. Notice that The Empress’ right arm is also slightly raised while holding a golden shining orb.
Likewise, Liberty raises a torch in her right arm, which again mirrors the Empress. Moreover, the Statue is encased in copper, which is Venus’ metal. This is evinced by the astrological symbol for Venus being the same as the alchemical symbol for copper. Finally, Craig informs me that when he enlarged the photo of the statue’s head, it revealed a rectangle running down her neck and through the exact point of the red box in the Empress’s card.
We know that The Empress is an archetype for Sophia, because “she” represents both Venus and Wisdom, and as fans of The DaVinci Code know, Sophia is Greek for Wisdom. In addition to the physical similarities, Liberty was dedicated under the “god of maize and sustenance”, not to mention, the masons used corn in their cornerstone ceremony. Looking at the card, I do not think there is any doubt that The Empress is sitting in a corn field, which incidentally connects her with Demeter and the Eleusinian Mysteries. The clincher for me was remembering that the Hebrew letter assigned to the Empress, Daleth means door. Could there be any better representation for, “I lift my lamp beside the golden door”, 32 than The Empress/Venus/Sophia with her golden hair, lifting her golden scepter in a field of golden corn?
In respect to the traditional interpretations of the other features mentioned in Emma Lazarus’s sonnet, I concur with two of them. Since there can be no doubt that “Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, with conquering limbs, astride from land to land…” is referring to anything other than the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Moreover, I think “your huddled masses…” 33 is unlikely to mean anything other than the thousands of immigrants that would pass through Ellis Island. However, I disagree with interpreting the “the air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame” as only referring to Brooklyn and New York City. I believe the “air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame,” 34 is also referring to Paris and New York with the air-bridged harbor being the Atlantic Ocean separating them.
When I first learned that the French gave America the Statue of Liberty, I can remember being surprised. Nonetheless, in working on this treatise and discovering how the “Light” worked, I can understand a little better now. The purpose for Life is to transmute the elements through our emotions and unite all opposites. One of the most persistent divisions throughout Globe D was the difference between the Protestants and the Catholics. As more wars have been fought and more blood spilled over the different doctrines, uniting Christianity has seemed hopeless, but that is the brilliance and patience of Great Spirit-Mind and the “Light’s” plan.
Today we associate the masons as being exclusively Protestant, yet in the 12th (1300s) century as the heirs of the Knights Templar, they were Catholic. Inspiring French Masons to launch such an endeavor, the “Light” achieved two things. First it connected the Continent to the Americas, but more especially it brought Catholic France and Protestant America energetically together. Some would say that this had already happened with Spain conquering South and Central America and their descendants emigrating to America, and of course they would be right. Even so, I am not speaking in literal terms here, I am speaking symbolically. The actions taken in 1884 would have the most impact in modern times, which is the reason why Emma Lazarus was inspired to write “air-bridged harbor”, as today the Atlantic is certainly “bridged” by “air” – planes.
Apparently, a “tablet” with Frédéric Bartholdi’s name states that the Statue of Liberty was a “gift” from the citizens of “the Republic of France”, honoring the two countries “alliance” in America “achieving” its independence. In essence, the “gift” is a testament to the countries “abiding friendship.” 35 The clincher for me was remembering that in France, Bartholdi created a scaled down version of Liberty Enlightening the World and placed it in the vicinity of the Eiffel Tower facing West. Admittedly, as I learned of it in Nicholas Cages’ film National Treasure: Book of Secrets, my conclusion might seem fanciful, but looking at the photo of Paris’ version below, the two statues seem energetically connected to one another.
Despite identifying the Statue of Liberty with Sophia, I was still unsure as to how a copper-clad colossus could represent the Palladium, yet alone be the means for its return. It was time to go back and check the details on the Palladium and so as I have covered it extensively earlier, I reprint the appropriate excerpts below, together with the appropriate references.
Logically it made sense that the Founding Fathers would model the New World on the strongest Empire. After all, the Romans did conquer Greece, replacing the Hellenistic Era with the Roman Era. Still, the Romans were nowhere near the strongest spiritually, as The Mysteries originated from Greece. So, why would the members of the “Orders of the Quest” infuse the country with a less spiritual connection? The answer is that the Founding Fathers did not, they needed to include the Roman influence because of the sacred Greek relic that was passed to them. As stated in Part Two of Volume I this sacred relic, known as the Palladium, was considered the supreme treasure of the ancient world. According to Mr. Ovason, the relic was believed to be connected to “one of the greatest esoteric Mysteries of the ancient world.” *16 Such a powerful proclamation indicated to me that the “Palladium” warranted further investigation. Previously in Volume I, I mentioned the Palladium in respect to its possible connection to England, but at this point I want to focus on its connection to America, therefore, I will share my process of ascertaining the value of this sacred relic. My enlightenment began when I was moved to type the word Palladium into the Wikipedia search, and learned that it is described as “an image of great antiquity on which the safety of a city was said to depend.” A palladium is most often a statue made from wood, which the author of the entry relates “especially signified the wooden statue (xoanon) of Pallas Athena that Odysseus and Diomedes stole from the citadel of Troy and which was later taken to the future site of Rome by Aeneas.” *17
Understanding the Palladium was of Greek origin made me wonder why the Founding Fathers did not use Athena instead of Minerva in their imagery. Discovering the answer lay in the history of this sacred relic, which I discovered when Great Spirit-Mind alerted me to the Greek word xoanon in the entry. As I had no idea what xoanon meant and was clueless to its connection to the Palladium, I looked up its entry on Wikipedia and I found that the term comes from the “verb to carve or scrape wood.” It seems to have been “an Archaic wooden cult image of Ancient Greece.” Although quite a few “such cult images were preserved into historical times,” unfortunately, not one is “known to have survived to the modern day, except where their image was copied in stone or marble.” Another source for the term xoana, derives from the 2nd century geographer Pausanias (110-180 C.E.), who apparently “described numerous xoana in his Description of Greece, notably the image of Hera in her temple at Samos.” *18
The entry for Palladium relates that it “was said to be a wooden image of Pallas (whom the Greeks identified with Athena and the Romans with Minerva) and to have fallen from heaven in answer to the prayer of Ilus, the founder of Troy.” This legend evidently was widely believed throughout the Hellenistic Age, as the entry explains that the goddess Athena “fashioned” the Palladium “in remorse for the death of Pallas.” Its arrival in Troy is evidently “part of the city’s founding myth”, which had been known by the Greeks since the 7th (600s) century B.C.E. As well as Troy, the Palladium was also connected with the “Samothrace mysteries”, by way of the “pre-Olympian, Elektra, who was the mother of Dardanus.” It seems that she was the “progenitor of the Trojan royal line,” which is surprising because Zeus apparently seduced her, fathering her son Dardanus. Along with Elektra associated to the Palladium, there is also Dardanus’ step-brother Iasion, the official “founder of the Samothrace mysteries.” *19 I did not see Elektra’s importance until I learned that she was also referred to as a Pleiad *20, meaning she was from the constellation of the Pleiades.
When the Greeks discovered the Palladium was protecting the city of Troy, Odysseus Diomedes stole it before using the famous “Trojan Horse” ploy to enter Troy. Afterwards the exact whereabouts of the Palladium is unknown, because there are two possible destinations. The most logical is that the victorious Greeks took their prize back to Athens, the city of Athena. Regardless, there are several legends that say the Palladium was taken to Italy and “kept there in the temple of Vesta in the Roman Forum.” As the Romans conquered the entire region and took over from the Greeks, I think this question is moot. Nonetheless, it makes sense that the Romans, having inherited (stolen) the Palladium from the Greeks, would take the priceless relic of one of their prime goddesses back to Rome with them, especially since it was said to protect the city that it was kept in. With the fall of Rome, either the efficacy of the Palladium would be in doubt or it was no longer there. This brings me to another legend that suggested Constantine took the relic to Constantinople. David Ovason thinks that “Such a move would have undermined the primacy of Rome and was naturally seen as a move by Constantine to legitimize his reign.” *21
After the Ottomans occupied Constantinople, the Palladium vanished from history. Considering that it was “wooden”, I am not surprised that the Palladium disappeared, because wood is organic and eventually rots. However, as the entry for xoanon implies, the ancients often copied a wooden image in stone or marble, meaning they believed the efficacy was in the image or archetype rather than the actual figure or statue. Even so, Mr. Ovason relates that “some esoteric scholars” assert that it was “not lost but hidden away in another country.” This country would be “where the civilization of the future was to develop.” Seemingly, the Palladium would be needed there for its second and primary function, namely to “act as a spiritual center for the dissemination of that esoteric lore”, in other words The Mysteries. It is important to keep in mind that both Minerva and Athena were goddesses of wisdom and associated to the Egyptian goddess Isis. Regarding this, the most important information Mr. Ovason imbued about the Palladium’s purpose for me, was his association with it as a “torch” that was “passed on” by a “dying civilization” to a new “embryonic civilization.” *22
Notwithstanding my discovery of the Palladiums possible connection to England, the “New Troy”, considering the reflection of the Federal Triangle in the three mountains of Washington State, shown in the maps above, there is a strong possibility that the relic’s influence is present in America. In other words, the Mystery of D.C. was transferred to the City of Destiny, Tacoma. Moreover, the sacred relic of the Palladium has become the energetic and consciousness of Wisdom or Sophia, The Divine Feminine (Minerva, Athena, and Isis) to be shared with the world and activated by the 777,000. This information turned out to hold the key to how the “Light” succeeded in their plan for America.
Like I said, as the Palladium was last officially associated with the Romans or rather the Byzantines, the Founding Fathers would have wanted to maintain the continuity. Nonetheless, I am sure that as members of the “Orders of the Quest”, they understood every goddess, be they Greek, Roman, Egyptian, or any other civilization were all archetypes for the Divine Feminine, Sophia or Wisdom. Consequently, the “members” could use the true wisdom and knowledge to mitigate some of the damage done by President Jackson’s unconscious decision to interfere with the astrological connection to the Divine Feminine in Washington DC.
Following my investigation, I saw the possibility of the Statue of Liberty representing the Palladium, but to definitively answer this question, I needed to compare what I learned and answer two more questions. First, is it possible that Liberty or Libera is an image of the original Pallas Athena. Second, could Bartholdi’s original title – Liberty Enlightening the World be referring to either Minerva and Athena, both goddesses of wisdom and therefore Sophia and the Divine Feminine? Since I knew that the ancients merged the goddesses together, I felt the answer to my first question was an unqualified yes, which meant that my second question concerning Bartholdi’s title is also yes. Nevertheless, the point that settled it for me was Mr. Ovason’s reference to the Palladium’s additional purpose. That is apart from protecting the city, it represented a “torch” that was “passed on from a dying civilization to an embryonic civilization by the Secret Schools.” There is no question that Liberty is holding a torch.
With the Statue of Liberty, AKA Sophia or Divine Wisdom holding the Palladium’s place, the “Light” worked with the Orders of the Quest to prepare for its return. As we know, while they were waiting for the right time the “Shadow” steamed ahead with “his” agenda, creating an oligarchy and sabotaging the Baby Boomers, their children and in some cases their grandchildren, who were born to witness the return. Surprisingly, when the “Shadow” was at “his” strongest and looking like “he” would win the war, the “Light” was able to implement Great Spirit-Mind’s plan.
Knowing it was during the 1980s that the “Shadow” gained supremacy, I was a little taken aback to learn from Carl that the 8th Wave’s Pre-wave started in 1986. Initially, as this Wave represented “economic inequality”, I thought it only favored the “Shadow.” Still, as stated, I came to understand that the Waves were merely the impetus driving consciousness evolution. So how did the “Light” use the 8th Wave to its advantage? To put it in Carl’s terminology, the answer involved the kind of hologram Humanity downloaded from the 8th Wave, which revealed how this Wave benefitted the “Light” as well as the “Shadow.”
Obviously, the technology-surge the 8th Wave initiated that led to violent images, not to mention explicit sexual scenes, did not assist with our Spiritual Evolution or the “Light’s” objective. Nonetheless, as Carl wrote, despite “economic inequality” the effect of the 8th Wave “…tends to cancel out the dominance of the Sixth Wave and so favors women. The Eighth Wave also has several other effects such as for instance strengthening the Eastern Hemisphere on a global scale and fostering creativity in the digital realm… With the interactive Internet and the widespread use of cameras in smart phones, products of the Eighth Wave, we are seeing a shift to information being widely provided in the form of images…” As I said, I saw this in Daphna Moore’s work with our latest book Ancient Teachings on the Ego in Daphna Moore’s RABBI’S TAROT, together with my being inspired to recolor the Rider-Waite Tarot cards. To reiterate, the 8th Wave’s download affected a specific part of the brain – the inferior temporal gyrus.
Reference to technological advances in the mid-1980s must include the Internet, despite it being a double-edged sword, this invention has single-handedly united the world in the intervening years. This obviously benefitted the “Light”, but it did a lot more, it prepared the way for the Universal Christ to enter the mass consciousness in 1994. (Note: it was for this event that Craig and I were awakened.) Since then The Christ has been working with Humanity through each person’s individual Christ-consciousness and higher selves, inspiring us to fulfil our Life’s purpose.
I understand that the “Light’s” next step in facilitating the Palladium’s return, required taking advantage of the energy generated from the Mayan Waves, specifically the 5th and 7th Waves, which coincided with a rise in Humanity’s vibration or frequency. As stated, an ideal opportunity opened-up in 2010 because of the mass consciousness’ frequency rise (despite the economic recession), through electing Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey’s web series, and the multiple groups world-wide preparing for the 11-11-11 Peace ceremonies. Energetically this rise resonated with the 5th and 7th Waves, which were both in their Day 7 and under the dual creator god, (see above chart), therefore, it helped Great Spirit-Mind’s plan.
The 9th Wave’s Pre-wave (beginning July 18, 2010) coincided with the 8th Wave’s inactive Night phase. Since Carl describes this phase as being “turned off”, this “coincidence” caused the 8th Wave’s propensity to stimulate “inequality” to weaken, allowing the “Light” to remove a major stumbling block to Spiritual Evolution.
Although, the 6th Wave/Long Count was still in effect and in its Day 7, it was under the dual creator god’s influence. Therefore, with the 8th Wave being in an inactive phase, the strongest influence was the 7th Wave also in its Day 7. This added to the 5th Wave (Day 7) and 9th Waves’ influence of equality and unity, strengthening the “Light” in its endeavor to neutralize the most damaging consequence of the “Watcher’s mistake”, namely the World Soul and its remnant the “Shadow of Deception.”
Earlier, I mentioned that when we were initially moved to create the Gateways I was skeptical as how meditating on a “card” could have any effect, but when Craig created the “Gateways” I found myself mesmerized by them. To reiterate, Fox’s new show “Superhuman” revealed that we have a specific part of the brain that interprets symbols, color, and images. Again, this is known as the “inferior temporal gyrus.” I believe this is how the 8th Wave assists in our transformation. However, as Carl tells us, currently the greatest influence on us is the 9th Wave, because it is the highest frequency. We have been under the 9th Wave’s influence of unity and equality for more than six years. Every 36 days, for 18 days, its influence to co-operate which each other to solve our collective problems has pulsed through us. This effect is apparently cumulative and will eventually override the impulse to be selfish, because the hologram has been downloaded.
Helping us to understand how these holograms affect us, Carl mentions one of my favorite author’s books in The Nine Waves of Creation. Craig and I read Michael Talbot’s book, The Holographic Universe: A Remarkable New Theory of Reality that Explains-The Paranormal Abilities of the Mind. The Latest Frontiers of Physics and Unsolved Riddles of Brain and Body, early on in our studies. It was so helpful that I quoted from this remarkably insightful book regarding quantum physics in LOVE: The Common Denominator (LCD):
The Mandelbrot Set had given me a glimpse into the inner world. I had learned of the ancient concept of “As above, so below,” in studying Greek Philosophy, but what does science have to say about this? I found the answer to that question when I explored the world of sub atomics.
Michael Talbot’s The Holographic Universe: was once again my guide into this mysterious world. Mr. Talbot believes that we need to consider the universe as one great hologram, in which we create our reality moment by moment. He explains that the science of quantum physics has posed more questions than answers. For instance, Talbot writes “If you break matter into smaller and smaller pieces you eventually reach a point where those pieces—electrons, protons, and so on—no longer possess the traits of objects...Although an electron can sometimes behave as if it were a compact little particle, physicists have found that it literally possesses no dimension.”
“Possesses no dimension.” This statement absolutely amazed me. Did this mean that at the subatomic levels the paper I’m writing on has no measurable dimension? Evidently that is the case. But what was even more surprising to me is that, according to Talbot, physicists have learned that “An electron can manifest as either a particle or a wave.” He explains, “The electron, like some shape shifter out of folklore, can manifest as either a particle or wave. This chameleon like ability is common to all subatomic particles.” 36
…In Holographic Universe: he cites Karl Pribram, a neurophysiologist at Stanford University as hypothesizing “If the holographic brain model was taken to its logical conclusions, it opened the door on the possibility that objective reality‑‑the world of coffee cups, mountain vistas, Elm trees, and table lamps‑‑might not even exist, or at least not exist in the way we believe it exists. Was it possible, he wondered, that what the mystics had been saying for centuries was true, reality was Maya, an illusion, and what was out there was really a vast, resonating symphony of wave forms, a ‘frequency domain’ that was transformed into the world as we know it only after it entered our senses?”
I have often wondered at the popular saying “Life is what you make it.” However, I did not realize that the saying is meant literally. Several years ago, Great Spirit-Mind told me “The Key to the Mysteries is hidden in your language.”
Over the millennia we have adopted sayings that carry great truths. For instance, our saying, “what goes around, comes around” can be related directly to the universal law of Cause and Affect or Karma. The Bible put it another way, by saying we will reap what we sow. I believe, what today, has become a trite saying, is a way our subconscious uses to remind us that we are collectively creating our reality. We can literally make this earth a heaven or a hell.
This brings me back to the outside/inner forces that work on us. When we are born, we have the imprint of the position of the stars stamped on our soul. This determines certain trends of characteristics and opportunities put on our path through life. However, although we have been dealt our “hand of cards,” how we play that “hand” is under our exclusive control. To deny this truth, denies free will. Consequently, when difficulties arise, how we handle them and our attitudes to them are of paramount importance. 37
Gregg Braden explains how our thoughts can affect the material world in Awakening to Zero Point: The Collective Initiation He relates that each cell in our bodies is surrounded by a “magnetic field,” which can be considered as a “buffer stabilizing the information of the soul within each cell.” It is this “buffer” generating “drag or friction around each cell,” that prevents our capacity to completely “access that body of information.” Braden goes on to say that the planet’s magnetic field has traditionally acted as a “safety zone between thought and manifestation…” He explains that two millennia ago the earth’s magnetics “were high,” which meant there was “distance” between our thoughts and the manifestation of the thought. He adds, “The group-body consciousness was relatively new, learning the power and consequence of thought. It was during this time (Christ) that higher magnetics were desirable; both then and now it would be very confusing to have each thought and passing fancy become manifest in your life.”
Due to Earth’s “magnetics” being “relatively high,” for a person “to manifest something in this world,” he or she needed to be really focused and “envision” the object desired. Braden explains that only with total focus “could the seed of that thought be sustained long enough to be pulled down through the matrix of creation, crystallizing into something ‘real’ in your world and your life.” Nonetheless, he cautions that at present “as the intensity of the fields decrease,” our thoughts can take form far more quickly than before. It is during “lower magnetic fields” that individuals can seriously affect their reality. Braden asks, “…as you think and feel, you create; is there ever a time that you are not feeling?”
Braden also points out that as humanity nears the close of this 2000-year cycle, “The alignment of magnetic contours are nearly identical to those present at the birth of Christ.” It is through cycles that humanity or rather our spirits evolve.
So, if everyone is creating differently, then what is the result? Simply chaos. However, there is hope. Evidently, the number of people required to affect real change isn’t as high as we would think. Braden, like Michael Talbot, the author of The Holographic Universe: feels that the universe is a hologram. As a result, “all knowledge is eternally present, stored as resonant patterns of sound and form (frequency and geometry).” By this reasoning, all of humanity can be affected by the actions of a few individuals. This is like Carl Jung’s Universal Unconsciousness, which he believed explained the phenomena of two people on opposite sides of the globe discovering the same thing simultaneously. Giving everyone hope, Braden states, “Through the holographic experience, a relatively few number of individuals may create change through ‘becoming the change’.”
The way people behaved immediately following 9-11 showed what could happen when enough people put their needs aside. Great Spirit-Mind showed me how powerful this connection can be on the Friday after the event. I was cleaning house with tears streaming down my face. Out of character I was singing, “We shall overcome” over and over again. Wondering what was happening, I felt compelled to turn on the TV. To my surprise I was greeted with the sight of hundreds of people openly weeping and singing “We shall overcome.” Before the country descended into the emotion of vengeance, for one brief shining moment, the Human Race had the opportunity to literally transform this world. 38
The key phrase here is: “all knowledge is eternally present, stored as resonant patterns of sound and form (frequency and geometry).” With the 8th Wave helping us to recognize color and images through our inferior temporal gyrus, together with the 9th Wave’s awe-inspiring push for us to transform and unite, the images and symbols available on the internet will have greater and greater effect.
October this year (2018) is the seventh anniversary of the 6th Wave/Long Count’s end, but the world has been experiencing the full force of the 9th Wave’s influence since March of 2011. Numerologically, 2018 is a year 11, a master number. This tells me that 2018 offers an opportunity for the Palladium, in the form of the Divine Feminine Sophia, to join the Universal Christ in the mass consciousness.
Considering the political climate since the election, I wondered if the “Light” would need the 8th Wave’s influence turned off, as it were, for the Palladium to return. However, although when I checked my Mayan Calendar calculator I discovered that for most of the year, the 8th Wave is in an inactive Night phase, amazingly it becomes active again entering its 11th Day on September 22nd. As this coincided with the 9th Wave beginning its inactive or Night phase, I was a little confused, but then I remembered transformation is an individual process, not to mention that the 8th Wave favors women and therefore Sophia’s return. Of course, it could just be a coincidence that the Wave (8th) specifically tuned to the feminine, goes into its Day 11 (remember the 8th Wave has continued switching from Day to Night since it entered its Day 7 in 2010) in a year 11, on one of the most powerful astrological times of the year, the Autumnal Equinox, but somehow I do not think so.
Thank you all for taking the time to read this.
Namaste, Peace, Love & Compassion Always, - Suzzan