THE ADVENTIST SYMBOL AND THE ALCHEMICAL CRYPTOGRAM
Compare carefully the similarities between these two symbols. The Alchemical Cryptogram also involves the triangle or (Pyramid), the circle or (Disk) and the cross under the circle.
The purpose of this post is to demonstrate how the Seventh-Day Adventist organization has borrowed concepts from Alchemy, Kabbalah and Magic to incorporate them into their logo. The triangular shape with a disk inside, surrounded by a mystical flame standing on a cross, is not a mere coincidence. The Adventist triangle is a Gnostic symbol involving all kinds of esoteric and kabbalistic meanings.
What is Alchemy?
Alchemy is an influential philosophical tradition whose early practitioners’ claims to profound powers were known from antiquity. The defining objectives of alchemy are varied; these include the creation of the fabled philosopher’s stone possessing powers including the capability of turning base metals into the noble metals gold or silver- as well as an elixir of life conferring youth and immortality.” (See Wikipedia article on Alchemy)
Esoteric Meaning of Alchemy:
In the eyes of a variety of esoteric and Hermetic practitioners, the heart of alchemy is spiritual. Transmutation of lead into gold is presented as an analogy for personal transmutation, purification, and perfection.” (Antoine Faivre, Wouter J. Hanegraaff, Western esotericism and the science of religion, p. 96, 1995)
Manly P. Hall, occultist and Masonic author explains that the enigma of the Alchemical Cryptogram “is a reminder that those studying works on Hermeticism, Rosicrucianism, alchemy, and Freemasonry should always be on the lookout for concealed meanings hidden either in parables and allegories or in cryptic arrangements of numbers, letters, and words.“ (Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, p. 563, 2003 original text published on 1928)
Manly P. Hall also mentions in his book of Secret Teachings, the relationship between alchemy, the triangle and the number 33.
Alchemy is a threefold art, its mystery well symbolized by a triangle. Its symbol is 3 times 3 – three elements or processes in three worlds or spheres. The 3 times 3 is part of the mystery of the 33rd degree of Freemasonry, for 33 is 3 times 3, which is 9, the number of esoteric man and the number of emanations from the root of the Divine Tree.” (Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, pp. 497, 498, edition 2003)
Grillot de Givry describes alchemy:
There was one doctrine, alchemy, which claim to penetrate the mystery of life and of the formation of inanimate substances.” (Witchcraft, Magic & Alchemy by Grillot de Givry, p. 347, 1971)
“One of the first precise notions gleaned from reading authors who have treated of alchemy is that this science is based on a secret reserved for only a few privileged adepts possessing the intellectual and moral qualities requisite for obtaining it.” (Witchcraft, Magic & Alchemy by Grillot de Givry, p. 347, 1971)
Why did the SDA church end up choosing a symbol similar to the Alchemical Cryptogram? That is a question that any smart member of the SDA religious organization should be asking around.
As we can see in the illustration above, the Seventh Day Adventists logo can also be compared to me magical triangle of Solomon. Let us review the Qabbalistic masonic concepts involved into this symbol. The SDA logo has concealed in it the triangle, the disk and the three flames representing the “Trinity of the Sephiroth”, which is the triad of the Qabbalists. (Look at the Qabbalist symbol שׁ or “Letter Shin” on the upper right)
According to Freemasonry books there is an occult meaning involved in the Qabbalistic symbol called “Letter Shin” (Next symbol). In the book (The Secret Teachings off all Ages) Manly P. Hall says:
The Qabbalists used the letter שׁ, Shin, to signify the trinity of the first three Sephiroth. The central circle slightly above the other two is the first Sephira–Kether, the White Head, the Crown. The other two circles represent Chochmah, the Father, and Binah, the Mother. From the union of the Divine Father and the Divine Mother are produced the worlds and the generations of living things. The three flame-like points of the letter ש have long been used to conceal this Creative Triad of the Qabbalists.” (Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, page 372) (bolds and colors in the quote added by this website).
The Magical Triangle of Art is also known as the Solomonic Triangle or Triangle of Evocations.
The triangle of art represents the protected space outside the magic circle, into which spirits are compelled to appear in Solomonic ritual magic. Typically, the central circle is inscribed with the sigil (seal) of the spirit to be invoked. The usual form is of a triangle, circumscribed with various words of power, containing an inner, blackened circle. The purpose of the triangle is to contain the manifested entity. In some cases, the triangle is created as a physical object; sometimes, the central circle is replaced with a black scrying mirror.”
THE MAGICAL JEWISH TETRAGRAMMATON
The Tetragrammaton is usually represented as a triangular shape with a circle inside. According to Lenormant and his book “Chaldean Magic”, the letters of the Tetragrammaton originated in Chaldea:
The Pythagorean idea of the creative powers of numbers and letters, upon which the ‘Sefer Yetzirah’ is founded, and which was known in tannaitic times…is here proved to be an old cabalistic conception. In fact, the belief in the magic power of the letters of the Tetragrammaton and other names of the Deity…seems to have originated in Chaldea (see Lenormant, ‘Chaldean Magic,’ pp. 29, 43). Bolds added
The Jewish Encyclopedia defines the Tetragrammaton as: “The quadrilateral name of God, , which is thus referred to in Josephus, in the Church Fathers, in the magic papyri, and in the Palestinian Talmud (Yoma 40a, below), whence it has passed into the modern languages. (see Jewish Encyclopedia article on Tetragramaton)
The Tetragrammaton is a Qabbalistic symbol used for magical rituals and spirit invocations. According to the Jewish mystic religion, the tetragrammaton refers to the name of “the God of Israel” YHWH.
In the book “Clinical and experimental hypnosis in medicine, dentistry, and psychology” the effects of the magical tetragrammaton are defined:
In Major Trends in Jewish Mysticism, which gives me the impression of a Judaized treatise on Yoga, G.G. Scholem describes how Abulafia, a cabbalistic philosopher and mystic, developed a method of concentration up on the magical and mystical properties of the Hebrew letters, arranging and rearranging them, starting with the tetragrammaton and developing 99 further names of God. Bowers and Glasner were impressed with the autohypnotic nature of Abulafia’s experiences; the various letter combinations produced hypnotic fantasies which accounted for the new truths and insight achieved. (William S. Kroger, M.D., Michael D. Yapko, Ph. D., Clinical and experimental hypnosis in medicine, dentistry, and psychology, p 125, 1963, 1977, 2008) Bolds added
It is scientifically proven that triangles have been used in magic and hypnotism for many different purposes.
By staring for some minutes at the middle of the triangles young people easily fall asleep and enter the somnambulistic state.” (Fredrik Johan Björnström M.D., Hypnotism, p. 5, 1889)
Qabbalistic symbolism does not comes from God, but from rabbinical Judaism which is nothing else than a mix of all the occult mystic practices they had borrowed from the Babylonians, Egyptians, Chaldeans, Canaanites, etc… Therefore, whoever follows the Jews, their traditions and their occult practices is following their father (the Devil) and carrying out his desire. (John 8:42-46)
The Gnostic origin of the Tetragrammaton
“The ‘mystic quadriliteral name’ (Clement, “Stromata”, ed. Dindorf, iii. 25, 27) was well known to the Gnostics, as is shown by the fact that the third of the eight eons of one of their systems of creation was called ‘the unpronounced’, the fourth ‘the invisible’, and the seventh ‘the unnamed’, terms which are merely designations of the Tetragrammaton (Blau, l.c.p. 127). Even the Palestinian Jews had inscribed the letters of the Name on amulets (Shab. 115b; Blau, l.c.pp. 93-96); and, in view of the frequency with which the appellations of foreign deities were employed in magic, it was but natural that heathen magicians should show a special preference for this ‘great and holy name’, knowing its pronunciation as they knew the names of their own deities.” (See the Jewish Encyclopedia article on Tetragrammaton.) Emphasis added
The Hermetic Philosophy of the Kybalíon comes from Hermes Trismegistus. According to the Secret Doctrine, Hermes Trismegistus was known by the Ancient Egyptians as “The Great Great” and “Master of Masters”. (The Kybalíon, A study of the Hermetic Philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece by Three Iniciates, The Yogi Publication Society, Masonic Temple Chicago iII, 1908)
Hermes “the god of speech” is mentioned in the Bible:
“In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk. When the crowd saw what Paul had done, they shouted in the Lycaonian language, ‘The gods have come down to us in human form!’ Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul they called Hermes because he was the chief speaker. The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought bulls and wreaths to the city gates because he and the crowd wanted to offer sacrifices to them.” (Acts 14:8-13 NIV 1984)
The Adventist Symbol and the Egyptian Winged Disk (Sun God)
ADVENTIST LOGO BECOMES AN EGYPTIAN WINGED DISK WHEN UNFOLDED
The previous illustration shows what happens when we unfold the “solar flames” of the SDA symbol. Compare it to the Egyptian symbol on the far right and observe carefully how the Egyptian winged disk found on this ancient painting is also on top of a cross (Ankh Cross), just like the Adventist logo.
The Goetia Circle of Evocation
The SDA triangular symbol can also be compared to the Goetia Circle of evocation, composed by a circle within a triangle and used by magicians to evocate the 72 spirits. This symbol also known as the Tetragrammaton or “Triangle of Solomon” (the Lesser key of Salomon), as is used by Qabbalists. In the ritual, the magician would stand within the circle and the spirit was believed to appear within the triangle. This triangular symbol was use by the occultist and Freemason Aliester Crowley during magical rituals and spiritual ceremonies. Aleister Crowley was the leader of the Secret Society “Ordo Templi Orientis”.
We may wonder why always triangular or pyramidal shapes?
The triangle is one of the most used occult symbols. A triangle with its point downward represents the deity and is called the Deity’s Triangle, or the Water Triangle. With one point up, it is called the Earthly Triangle, PyramidTriangle, or the Fire Triangle. These two definitions of the triangle are standard occult beliefs and they can be found in Masonic books like: (Shirley Plessner, Symbolism of the Eastern Star, Cleveland, Ohio, Gilbert Publishing Co., 1956, p. 18.), (Robert Macoy, Adoptive Rite Ritual, Virginia: Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply co., 1897, p. 237)
The Triange According to Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry:
There is no symbol more important in its significance, more various in its application, or more generally diffused throughout the whole system of Freemasonry, than the triangle. An examination of it, therefore, cannot fail to be interesting to the Masonic student.
The equilateral triangle appears to have been adopted by nearly all the nations of antiquity as a symbol of the Deity, in some of his forms or emanations, and hence, probably, the prevailing influence of this symbol was carried into the Jewish system, where the Yod within the triangle was made to represent the Tetragrammaton, or sacred name of God.” (Source: Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. Articles on the Triangle at Masonicdictionary.com), (Freemasons Magazine iv, page 294)
If you do a little bit of research on books of occultism like (The Secret Teachings of All Ages), you will see that these triangular shape symbols were commonly used in magical rituals for incantations and spells over groups of people and places to accomplish goals. Revelations 18:23 (NIV) tells us that “Babylon the Harlot” would use magical spells to somehow control the nations and lead them astray.
In the book of Galatians 3:1-3, Paul also talks about the believers being bewitched by someone to make them turn away to a different gospel than the one already preached. In the book of Isaiah 47:12 the prophet also talks about the fall of Babylon just as John in Revelations 18:23 and he describes how Babylon used spells and sorcery.
Let’s review the verses:
- Revelations 18:23 (NIV): “The light of a lamp will never shine in you again. The voice of bridegroom and bride will never be heard in you again. Your merchants were the world’s great men. By your magic spell all the nations were led astray”.
- Galatians 3:1-3 (NIV): “You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified. I would like to learn just one thing from you: Did you receive the Spirit by observing the law, or by believing what you heard? Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?”
- Isaiah 47:12 (NIV): “Keep on, then, with your magic spells and with your many sorceries, which you have labored at since childhood.
Possible reasons why so many triangles and pyramids
According to Freemasonry in the book “The Secret Teachings of all Ages”, the pyramid will be the emblem that will unify the world.
“The Dying God shall rise again! The secret room in the House of the Hidden Places shall be rediscovered. The Pyramid again shall stand as the ideal emblem of solidarity, inspiration, aspiration, resurrection, and regeneration. As the passing sands of time fury civilization upon civilization beneath their weight, the Pyramid shall remain as the visible covenant between Eternal Wisdom and the world. The time may yet come when the chants of the Illumined shall be heard once more in its ancient passageways and the Master of the Hidden House shall await in the Silent Place for the coming of that man who, casting aside the fallacies of dogma and tenet, seeks simply Truth and will be satisfied with neither substitute nor counterfeit.” (Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, p.120, 2003 version, original text published in 1928) Emphasis added
With that quote in mind, lets take a look at the next SDA Ministry Magazine Issue with the pyramid as an emblem of “Resurrection For a Fallen Brother.”
Observe in the following illustration how Jacob Boehme a sixteenth century cabalist represents “God” in the shape of a Pyramid or Divine Triangle sitting on his throne. The pyramid or triangle is an esoteric representation of “God” according to the teachings of the Cabala and commonly used in Gnosticism.
Jakob Böhme or “Jacob Boehme” (1575-1624), an Occultist, Theosophist and “Christian” mystic who was able to attract through his Gnostic illustrations many disciples to the Masonic lodges of his era.
Behold the great and Supreme Triangle of the Kabalists! Fatality, Will, and Power! Such is the magical ternary which, in human things, corresponds with the Divine Triangle.” (Albert Pike, Morals And Dogma, p. 738) Emphasis added
Later on in his book Morals and Dogma, Albert Pike elaborates more about the triangle as the chief masonic symbol representing the masonic deity.
The peculiar and principal symbol of this degree is the Tetracty of Pythagoras, suspended in the east, were ordinarily the sacred word of letters glitters, and, like them, representing the Deity. Its nine external points from the triangle, the chief symbol in masonry, with many of the meanings of which you are familiar.
To us, the three sides represents the three principals attributes of the Deity, which created, and now, as ever, support, uphold, and guide the Universe and its eternal movement; the three supports the Masonic Temple, itself and emblem of the Universe: Wisdom, of the Infinity Divine Intelligence; Strength, or Power, the Infinite Divine Will; and Beauty, or the Infinity Divine Harmony…” (Albert Pike, Morals And Dogma, p. 826) bolds added
Henry Makow, author of the book “Illuminati, The Cult That Hijacked the World”, says that all these masonic symbols are the basic components of a satanic conspiracy. A conspiracy that is attacking us with full evil force.
This satanic conspiracy, succeeds only because people cannot believe something so colossal and monstrous actually exists.”
(Henry Makow, Lucifer is the Secret God of Secular Society – Occult Agents Control Humanity, internet, savethemales.ca, October 13, 2003)
It doesn’t really matter what explanation the SDA leadership can come up with, all the evidence presented proves that some how this religious institution has been borrowing concepts from occultism, Cabala, Freemasonry, Magic, mysticism, Hermeticism, Gnosticism, Alchemy, etc… In summary, all these are clear signs of spiritual prostitution going on at high levels. The question is; Is anybody even watching?
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For those who want to know more about what Alchemy is, the Following documentary shows the story of John Dee, Queen Elizabeth’s Alchemist (Magician).