The History Channel’s new hit series, ‘Brad Meltzer’s Decoded’, took us down ‘Wacky Lane’ last night, investigating whether the Statue of Liberty is a symbol of Freedom, or of Lucifer? Naturally, the Freemasons got dragged into the picture, for good reason. The three men most responsible for it’s design were all Freemasons. But Brad Meltzer’s team of investigators focused more on that shadowy group, the Illuminati, and their possible involvement. Many suspect that the Illuminati, forced underground in Europe due to their anti-monarch stance, may have infiltrated Freemasonry. So what has any of this to do with Lucifer?
Well, to answer that question we have to look at Albert Pike, whom Brad Meltzer’s ‘Decoded’ team completely ignored on last night’s show. Pike was a prominent member of the Masonic Lodge, a 33rd Degree Freemason. There’s a nice big statue of him in Washington, DC, despite him being one of the most notorious Confederate officers during the American Civil War. As head of a branch of Freemasonry, the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite, he published an infamous book in 1871, “Morals and Dogma”.
Albert Pike wrote “The masonic Religion should be, by all of us initiates of the higher degree, maintained in the Purity of the Luciferian doctrine. If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay and his priests camlumniate 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 …” Pike goes on to tell us that “Thus the doctrine of Satanism is 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.”
Okay, so, according to Albert Pike, Lucifer is the ‘good God’ and the Adonay is the ‘bad God’. He sets the distinction that those who worship Lucifer as the ‘bad God’, the practice of Satanism, is a heresy! Take that, you Satanists! Under this doctrine by Pike, Freemasonry is all about enlightenment. Lucifer, the ‘light-bearer’, the morning star (Venus), is the good guy because he challenged Mankind to disobey Adonay and eat from the Tree of Knowledge and become enlightened.
Needless to say, this runs contrary to the whole Judeo-Christian concept of Adonay being the ‘Good God’ and Lucifer, the disobedient bad-angel. If you recall your Book of Genesis, Lucifer had been God’s #1 angel, up until that moment when Lucifer thought himself so beautiful, so perfect, so powerful, as to consider himself God’s equal. At which point, Lucifer was cast out of heaven to reign in Hell.
So, where does the Statue of Liberty come into this? Brad Meltzer’s ‘Decoded’ team of investigators learn from several ‘experts’ that much of the design of the statue is drawn from various Masonic disciplines. The very face of the statue and it’s crown with seven spikes is literally taken right from the Roman pagan goddess, Libertas, though the image showed on TV was one of Mithra. Actually, a better example would be the Roman goddess Juno, wife of Zeus, usually portrayed holding up a torch with her right hand.
The designer of the statue, Frederic Bartholdi, had originally conceived his statue to be given to Egypt, and would stand as a ‘beacon of light’ at Port Said at the Mediterranean entrance to the Suez Canal. But when the canal company rejected the offer, Bartholdi went to Plan B, offer it to America to celebrate it’s centennial. So the Statue of Liberty was ‘re-gifted’ to us, instead.
All in all, this episode of Brad Meltzer’s ‘Decoded’ was disappointing. His team spent too much time wasted on the Illuminati question. About the only decent point made by Meltzer was at the very end. The Statue of Liberty, like most symbols, will mean different things to different people. The intention to symbolize liberty and freedom are obvious. Symbolizing Lucifer, or Juno, Libertas, Isis, Diana, etc., is less obvious. Unless, of course, you are familiar with the esoteric. While some may think the Statue of Liberty beacons us to the Immanentizing of the Eschaton, I prefer to think of her as the Greek goddess, Eris, known to the Romans as Discordia, the goddess of Chaos and Confusion. All Hail Eris! All Hail Discordia!