The ARK of the COVENANT (CONTRACT of the ARCH……)
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The ARCH is a word and a structure that features prominently over the millennia……
ARCHES are used in building powerful word constructs and social control structures as well as being used extensively in ARCHitecture and civil engineering.
These power structures are always hierARCHical, often with a single entity at the top known as a monARCH.
The MASONIC control structure has certainly adopted this ARCHitecture and even pretends to be borne out of the stone mason fraternities.
In Gnosticism, ARCHons are the builders of the physical universe. Among the ARCHontics, Ophites, Sethians and in the writings of Nag Hammadi library, the ARCHons are rulers, each related to one of seven planets; they prevent souls from leaving the material realm.
The ARCHers – a long running program through history – not just the BBC….
‘SOVEREIGN‘ – literally means to reign from above.
This is why the MonARCH of a country is referred to as ‘Your HIGHNESS‘
Then we have
MatriARCHs – a system of society or government ruled by a woman or women
PatriARCHs – a system of society or government in which the father or eldest male is head of the family and descent is reckoned through the male line.
OligARCHs – government by the few, especially despotic power exercised by a small and privileged group for corrupt or selfish purposes.
In these long-running and ARCHaic societal control structures we also have:
ARCH dukes and ARCH duchesses
SquireARCHies – landowners collectively, especially when considered as a class having political or social influence
mARCHioness – a noblewoman with the rank of marquess, or the wife of a marquess.
mARCHer lords – A Marcher Lord was a noble appointed by the King of England to guard the border between England and Wales. A Marcher Lord was the English equivalent of a margrave or a marquis before the introduction of the title of “marquess” in Britain
ARCHimandrite – the superior of a large monastery or group of monasteries in the Orthodox Church
ARCHaeology or archeology is the study of human activity through the recovery and analysis of material culture. Archaeology is often considered a branch of socio-cultural anthropology, but archaeologists also draw from biological, geological, and environmental systems through their study of the past
TrierARCH – the title of officers who commanded a trireme in the classical Greek world. In Classical Athens, the title was associated with the trierarchy, one of the public offices or liturgies, which were filled by wealthy citizens for a year
HagiARCHy – government by saints, holy men, or men in holy orders
AutARCHic – having and exercising complete political power and control: absolute, absolutistic, arbitrary, autarchical, autocratic, autocratical, despotic, dictatorial, monocratic, totalitarian, tyrannic, tyrannical, tyrannous
HeptARCHy – a collective name applied to the seven kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England from the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain in the 5th century until the 8th century consolidation into the four kingdoms of Mercia, Northumbria, Wessex and East Anglia.
TetrARCHy – term adopted to describe the system of government of the ancient Roman Empire instituted by Roman Emperor Diocletian in 293, marking the end of the Crisis of the Third Century and the recovery of the Roman Empire
TheARCHy – rule by a god or gods
GynARCHy – rule by women or a woman.
ExARCHate – a Byzantine province governed by an exARCH
AnARCHy – a state of disorder due to lack of social structure
All this history was documented by ARCHivists – with old records being kept on pARCHment
At school we are not taught the true meaning of the ARCHway….
By passing through the ARCHway we may be unaware that we are entering into an agreement or contract where we are to be ruled over.
The ‘CONTRACT of the ARCH’ perhaps……
ARCANUM and ARCANA – mysterious or specialized knowledge, language, or information accessible or possessed only by the initiate.
ARCHES in Modern Culture….
The ARCHERS – a British BBC radio soap opera broadcast since 1951. Having aired over 19,300 episodes, it is the world’s longest-running drama.
The ARCHERS is set in the fictional village of AmBRIDGE
The POPE – PONTIFEX MAXIMUS – The GREATEST BRIDGE BUILDER
A pontiff (bridge builder from Latin pontifex) was, in Roman antiquity, a member of the most illustrious of the colleges of priests of the Roman religion, the College of Pontiffs.
Pope Francis (@Pontifex) · Twitter
More famous ARCHes…
ARCHimedes (c. 287 – c. 212 BC)
Considered to be the greatest mathematician of ancient history, and one of the greatest of all time.
The Fields Medal for outstanding achievement in mathematics carries a portrait of ARCHimedes, along with a carving illustrating his proof on the sphere and the cylinder.
The inscription around the head of ARCHimedes is a quote attributed to him which reads in Latin: Transire suum pectus mundoque potiri.
‘RISE ABOVE ONESELF AND GRASP THE WORLD’.
ARCHimedes, Freemasonry and the Moderns Grand Lodge Constitutions
Frontispiece to the 1723 Edition:
The 1723 edition is well-known for its elaborate frontispiece engraved by John Pine in 1723. It features a classical arcade of John Montagu, the Second Duke of Montagu (Knight of the Garter #532), and the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of England (1721-1723), passing the scroll of the “Constitutions” to his 1723 successor, Philip Warton, First Duke of Wharton. Both are attended by their officers. Apollo, god of the sun, charges above in his chariot, symbolizing the meridian height. Behind the gathering is a passageway framed by walls of water – evocative of the parting of the Red Sea.
The 47th proposition of Euclid, the traditional symbol of a past masters of a Masonic lodge, appears in the foreground. Below it, in Greek, is ARCHhimedes’ famous exclamation: “Eureka!” (“I have found it!”)
eureka (English) - εύρηκα (Greek)
Boris unveiled the replica SEPTIMUS SEVERUS PALMYRA ARCH in Trafalgar Square, London in 2016
The RAINBOW Girls – an affiliated organisation within the hierARCHical structure of Freemasonry…
WALT DISNEY (Masonic order of ‘De Molay’) understood the ‘Contract of the ARCH’.
The Mickey Mouse keystone is a particular attention to detail.
Since its creation, Disney has put many millions of children under the fairytale spell of the Magic Kingdom.
Napoléon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) and the Duke of Wellington (1769 to 1852)
Both were Knights of the Order of the Golden Fleece
Napoléon was inducted 1805
Wellington was inducted 1812
(The Battle of Waterloo, was fought on 18th June 1815)
Both ‘UNDERSTOOD’ the ‘CONTRACT of the ARCH’
The Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel (firmly anchored to the tradition of the ancient triumphal arches) was built by Percier and Fontaine in circa 1806 to 1808 to celebrate the Napoleonic victories of 1805, and it was originally intended as a monumental entrance to the Tuileries palace. When that palace was destroyed by fire in 1871, it was generally agreed that the arch stood well on its own; nor was the palace greatly missed in that an exceptional view of the Champs-Elysées had been opened up.
The proportions of the arch were directly drawn from those of the Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome; furthermore Percier and Fontaine deliberately copied ancient decorative motifs of Corinthian columns in red and white marble, bas-reliefs depicting the major events of the campaign and a chariot pulled by four horses at the top. Each of the eight columns has (above it) a statue of a soldier of the Grand Army, namely: a dragoon, an infantry grenadier, a cavalry chasseur, a grenadier, a gunner, a rifleman and a sapper. The bas-reliefs illustrate the following events: (facing the Louvre) “The Surrender at Ulm” by Cartellier and “The battle of Austerlitz” by Esparcieux; (facing the rue de Rivoli) “Napoleon entering Munich” and “Napoleon bringing back the King of Bavaria” by Clodion; (facing the Tuileries Gardens) “Napoleon entering Vienna” by Deseine and “The Meeting of the two Emperors” by Ramey; (facing the Seine) “The Peace of Presbourg” by Lesueur.
Originally, “The Horses of Saint Mark’s”, the famous bronzes removed from the Basilica in Venice, crowned the building, but these originals were sent back to Venice in 1815 and replaced by copies, and the statue group was completed by an allegory of the Restoration surrounded by two Victories by Bosio.
Modern wars of the 21st Century are no different to this facade… (facade – a deceptive outward appearance).
The ARCHes are TRIumphal ARCHes inferring a triumvirate or triARCHy of organizations behind the victories.
e.g. ARC de TRIOMPHE – PARIS
This fits with the ‘TRIDENT’ symbolism (literally ‘three teeth’) – a multi-pronged attack strategy.
The over-whelming historical evidence is that the trident is made up of the following control structures:
These control structures have withstood the test of time over the millennia and are still in place in the 21st Century.
BEYOND THE VEIL
SOLOMON’S TEMPLE and the ‘ARK of the COVENANT’.
A metaphor for communicating with the SPIRIT WORLD.
The Devil’s Contract is an ancient belief that mortals can sell their soul to The Devil (or a powerful demon) in exchange for vast wealth and absolute power at the cost of being damned to spend the rest of eternity in Hell (or a similar dimension) : the belief in these Contracts allowed the infamous Witch-Trials that massacred many innocent people and has since entered popular culture as one of the most well-known Satanic tropes in media. It is perhaps one of the oldest and most recurring theme in many morality tales, theological discussions and fantasy of many genres – dating back at least as far as organized religion the idea of signing away one’s eternal soul to Satan or similiar evil has become a lasting image of malice within the human mind.
The Devil’s Contract can take many forms but has become most associated with a literal contract written by the infernal power in question (be it Satan, Beelzebub, Mephistopeles or otherwise) detailing the terms of the agreement and often demanding the mortal’s soul after their death or (alternatively) after a set amount of time.
Once a living mortal agreed to this contract, a demonic pact was formed via many varied means, the most common in the public imagination was the willing signing of one’s name on the contract – often in one’s own blood.
The Devil’s Bridge by Johann Christoph Haizmann (1651 to 1700)
From autobiographical texts, J.C.Haizmann sold his soul to the devil in 1668 at ~17 years of age.
Haizmann claimed that he gave two pacts to the devil, one written in ink and the other in his own blood.
Haizmann’s votive painting (triptych) of 1678.
Left: Satan appears as a fine burgher, and Haizmann signs a pact with ink.
Right: The Devil reappears a year later and forces Haizmann to sign another pact with his own blood.
Middle: The Virgin Mary makes the Devil return the second pact during an exorcism.
Johann Christoph Haizmann (1651 to 1700) was a Bavarian-born Austrian painter who is known for his autobiographically depicted demoniacal neurosis. The so-called Haizmann case has been studied in psychology and psychiatry since the early twentieth century, especially by Sigmund Freud and Gaston Vandendriessche.
DEVIL’S Bridges of Medieval Europe: ARCHhitecture, SATAN and Civil Engineering
Europe has hundreds of unique, gravity-defying, old stone bridges. If that weren’t interesting enough, many of them have strange Satanic legends behind them.
In nearly all of these tales, the Master Mason overcome by the obstacles of constructing a bridge under such challenging conditions, makes a deal with the Devil, who apparently has a degree in civil engineering – a great ARCHitect perhaps..
These bridges have become known as Devil’s Bridges.
The Devil was a Prolific Bridge Builder
There are so many bridges in Europe with links to the Devil that you would think the demon spent the majority of his time building bridges.
The Devil Demands Payment
All of the legends that claim the Devil helped to build the bridges have a common thread in that the Devil requires a payment in souls.
In some of the stories, he demands the soul of the original bridge builder – the MASTER MASON.
France alone has 49 Devil’s Bridges (PONT DU DIABLE)…
So who is the Master Bridge Builder of Europe….?