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Sinister Sites, Temple Square Utah (LDS)

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posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 07:28 AM
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One of my favorite things to research is secret societies, the symbols they use, and the buildings they build and use for whatever it is they do. One of the best places I've found that researches these places and interprets the symbols in an occult view is the vigilant citizen. I was surprised these haven't been posted here before. He does these sinister site write ups on many different places around the world. This one will be on the Mormon Temple Square in Utah.

IMO LDS is a creepy religion or twist on Christianity to begin with. Makes sense people like Glen Beck would be a member.

Anyway, here is the write up. I hope you all find it as interesting as I did. If people like these I will do more threads of them in the future or you could always go to the link above and check them out for yourselves.



Situated at the heart of Salt Lake City, Utah, Temple Square is the spiritual, cultural and administrative center of the Mormon faith. This ten acres plot of land includes a Temple, a domed tabernacle and numerous buildings, monuments and memorials. While this place may seem holy and wholesome, a closer look at the structures reveal the presence of occult, pagan and masonic symbols. A deeper study of those grounds only adds to the controversy regarding Mormonism and reveals the disturbing truth about its real god.

This article’s intent is not to condemn Mormonism as a faith, but rather to analyze the symbols in Temple Square in an objective matter. A visitor of this religious area finds himself surrounded with symbols esoterically associated with Black Magic, evil or ancient paganism. Why are these symbols visible on supposedly Christian buildings, of all places? Many ex-Mormons have claimed that the LDS secretly leads followers to the worship of Lucifer. Are they right?
The Temple is the centerpiece of Temple Square and acts as the heart of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The building itself is stern and imposing and surrounded with many sculptures. It is said to accomplish the same functions as the ancient Temple of Jerusalem. While we can write pages on how this is not true, we’ll focus on the structure itself.



Inverted Pentagram The exterior of the Temple contains numerous symbols which are not simply remnants of ancient paganism but directly associated with evil. The most blatant symbol is the inverted pentagram.



This symbol is found all around Temple Square, in multiple forms. An upright pentagram stands for the five elements, protection against malignant spirits and is an embodiment of the Golden Proportion. It also signifies the dominance of the divine spirit on the lower nature of Man. Conversely, an upside down pentagram represents the submission of the spirit to matter and the submission of man to his lowest impulses.


Eliphas Levi’s rendering of the upright and inverted pentagram. Contrarily to popular belief, Levi did not come up with the use of the inverted pentagram as a negative symbol. It was used in ritual magick centuries before the publication of his work.
“The pentagram with one point upwards repels evil, but a reversed pentagram, with two points upwards, is a symbol of the Devil and attracts sinister forces because it is upside down and because it stands for the number 2. It represents the great Goat of the witches’ sabbath and the two upward points are the Goat’s horn.”
-Richard Cavendish, The Black Arts



The walls of the Temple bear Sun stones, phases of the moon and stars (in the form of inverted pentagrams). Those three celestial bodies can be found on ancient pagan temples and their use can be traced back to the times of Baal Worship. Through Mystery Religion, occult orders like the Freemasons have preserved those symbols and still apply them on their own monuments.



This classic masonic symbol representing the “Great Architect” is right on the facade of the Temple. It is surrounded by glory and a veil. It most probably represents the initiatic process of the Mormon Church, which is very similar to the one Freemasons go through.



Like Freemasons, Mormons learn secret handshakes and passwords during their initiation process. This handshake is on the facade of the Temple and is similar to the handshakes portrayed on Masonic buildings and monuments such as this one:



On top of the handshake is the saying “I am Alpha and Omega”, which is taken from the Book of Revelation. It can be translated as “I am the beginning and the end”. The fact that it is placed on top of the handshake, the symbol representing LDS’s secret doctrine, makes me wonder who is the Alpha and Omega.





posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 07:28 AM
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Each Mormon Temple has its own baptismal font, mounted on the backs of twelve life-size oxen. Mormons say it is modeled after the “laver” which was situated at the entrance of Solomon’s Temple. The only thing they’ve forgot to mention is that the laver was used by priests to clean themselves after animal sacrifices (laver means “to clean”). It was not used to baptize people. It was certainly not used for the “baptism of the dead”, a Mormon practice where deceased people become posthumously part of the Mormon church. Numerous scandalous baptisms have taken place where, for example, holocaust victims were baptized without the family’s consent. More recently, Barak Obama’s mother, who died of cancer has been baptised by the Mormons without consent. There is no trace of this disturbing practice in ancient Christianity or Judaism. Ex-Mormons who have witnessed these ceremonies say the rituals dwell in the fields of witchcraft and spirit invocation.


Museum of Church History and Art This museum displays exhibits celebrating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its history. You can find information about their migration, settlements, and the men who have served as prophets and presidents from 1830 to the present. There is also a special kid’s corner. What better place to display…inverted pentagrams?



These two pentagrams appear at the entrance of the Museum of Church History and Art. Once again, it is important to stress the significance of this symbol as it is the equivalent of placing an upside down cross right on a church. “In symbolism, an inverted figure always signifies a perverted power. The average person does not even suspect the occult properties of emblematic pentacles.” -Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages The circled pentagram on the left is particularly significant due to the fact that it is used in Black Magick rituals. “The black magician cannot use the symbols of white magic without bringing down upon himself the forces of white magic, which would be fatal to his schemes. He must therefore distort the hierograms so that they typify the occult fact that he himself is distorting the principles for which the symbols stand. Black magic is not a fundamental art; it is the misuse of an art. Therefore it has no symbols of its own. It merely takes the emblematic figures of white magic, and by inverting and reversing them signifies that it is left-handed. The pentagram is used extensively in black magic, but when so used its form always differs in one of three ways: The star may be broken at one point by not permitting the converging lines to touch; it may be inverted by having one point down and two up; or it may be distorted by having the points of varying lengths. When used in black magic, the pentagram is called the “sign of the cloven hoof,” or the footprint of the Devil. The star with two points upward is also called the “Goat of Mendes,” because the inverted star is the same shape as a goat’s head.” – Op. Cit We can find more pentagrams in the museum in…the kid’s corner.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 07:28 AM
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The Visitor’s Center The Visitor’s Center is a tourist favorite but contains the most disturbing symbolism of Temple Square. It basically reveals the real object of worship of Mormonism. Christus Statue




The Christus Statue is said to be the icon of the LDS Church and is dramatically displayed in the Visitor’s Center. It is a replica of Bertel Thorvaldsen’s Christus in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Mormon version is placed in front of an unusual setting: the universe. This might refer to the gnostic concept of “cosmic Christ”. One detail is however striking and unusual. You might know that one of the most basic ways to analyze a work of art is through the relation between light and shadow. Well in this setting, the Christus figure is actually casting a shadow on planet Earth. Isn’t Jesus considered the “Light of World”? Casting a shadow on something symbolically means that is it keeping it in darkness and ignorance. If this figure of Jesus isn’t the source of light, what is then? The answer lies within the rotunda of the Visitor’s Center.


The Rotunda

The rotunda faces the Christus statue and bears a special kind of inverted pentagram.



Inverted pentagram with elongated bottom point The bottom point of the pentagram is elongated. This detail which goes unnoticed by most visitors, carries heavy occult meaning. First, the irregular length of the bottom point represents a perversion of the power of Good. Second, this particular pentagram, with the bottom point falling down carries a precise esoteric meaning: the fall of Lucifer, the Fallen Angel, the Morning Star.

“When the upright star turns and the upper point falls to the bottom, it signifies the fall of the Morning Star.” -Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages

After establishing this fact, the light and shadow riddle can easily be solved. Lucifer, the light bearer, is considered the source of light of the universe. The figure representing Jesus Christ blocks the source of light on Earth and thus meaning that Christianity has an obscuring effect on mankind. So this setup, who apparently celebrates the coming of Christ on Earth represents in actuality the exact opposite.



The elite of the LDS in front of Christus Throughout history, all spiritual currents have regarded light as being the ultimate representation of good, truth, beauty, knowledge and divine wisdom. In all religious art, the source of light is of an utmost importance. Some ex-mormons have claimed that the LDS worships Lucifer in subtle yet deceitful ways. The symbolism in place sure do corroborate their testimonies.



Cain’s offering Another strange feature of the Visitor’s Center is the above arrangement: Adam and Eve kneeling in front of an altar which has fruit on it. This is a reference to Genesis IV, which describes the offerings of Cain and Able to God.
“1. And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord.
2 And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord.
4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering.
5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
6 And the lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted: and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door: and unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
8 And Cain talked with Abet his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.” -Genesis, Chapter IV
To sum up the story, Cain and Abel were the sons of Adam and Eve. Abel was in charge of sheep, while Cain took care of the ground. When it was time to give offerings to God, Abel slew a lamb in sacrifice while Cain gave fruit. God accepted Abel’s gift but rejected Cain’s fruit (the reason for this is unclear). Cain then lost his tempter and ultimately killed his brother. The sculpture displayed at the LDS church portrays Adam and Eve offering fruit to God while a lamb (Abel’s gift) sits there alive and enjoying its non-sacrificed state. One can’t help but wonder: what does this piece represent if not a sense of resentment (maybe even defiance) towards a cruel and unjust god? Why do we portray Cain’s offering which was rejected by God? The meaning of this arrangement falls right into the beliefs of luciferians, who see God as a stubborn tyrant. Biblical and mythological figures who defy God are celebrated by the luciferian doctrine (see article on the Rockefeller Center). Lucifer, the light-bearer is considered to be hidden savior of humanity who brought the gift of godliness to humans.



Situated at the corner of State St. and South Temple, the Eagle gate is yet an other occurrence of an inverted pentagram. We can find on top of it a huge 200 pound eagle clawing a beehive, the symbol of Utah, of Mormonism and coincidentally an important symbol of Freemasonry.


To Conclude This article barely scratches the surface on the occult symbols found at Temple Square. There are numerous esoteric concepts that can be studied such as reflective pools (who embody the notion of “As Above so Below”), phallic and yonic symbols, astronomical references to Saturn and many more. Without even having previous knowledge of the history, philosophy or beliefs of the LDS, a symbol-literate person can grasp the core intent of this church by reading the meaning of their art. The rituals, symbols and modus-operandi of the LDS are directly lifted from Scottish Rite masonry. The hidden meaning of the art at Temple Square incorporates a mix of pagan and subversive symbolusn and subtly celebrates the worship of Lucifer.
I do not claim to be a specialist of Mormonism or of Joseph Smith Jr., the Mormon prophet. I’ve tried to stay as unbiased as possible in the research and composition of this article. I however know that the scriptures warn the world against false prophets and, from what I’ve gathered, Joseph Smith is as false as it gets. I hate to be the one to say it, but someone has to. Stay vigilant.


I hope everyone enjoyed this and again all credit goes to the vigilantcitizen. Please check it out when you have a chance.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 07:37 AM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder
This classic masonic symbol representing the “Great Architect” is right on the facade of the Temple. It is surrounded by glory and a veil. It most probably represents the initiatic process of the Mormon Church, which is very similar to the one Freemasons go through.


The Eye of Providence actually dates to the 16th Century and is a Trinitarian Christian symbol.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 08:21 AM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

Thankyou for your work on this thread. It is a odd that all that work went into building those buildings and statue, at great expense I should add. So that indicates a great amount of thought went into the locations and lighting. Thanks again



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 08:33 AM
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Odd, but likely pretty explainable.

However, if you really want to get your spidey-senses tingling go spend some time diving into the rituals behind a Temple Wedding.

Just sayin'.






edit on 11/28/2016 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:10 AM
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People shouldn't get all worked up about religious symbology. It is purposely designed to confuse people, building a mystery of depth and unexplained higher purpose. All organized religions and governments use this tactic, drawing the attention of the uninitiated, making them oogle over some signs and symbols, hopefully drawing them into a deeper search for meaning, which might endear one to the belief, policy or product.

They can't sell you their spiel if you don't go inside.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:33 AM
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a reply to: intrptr

Agreed that it is designed to confuse the uninitiated, but someone who understands what symbols and occult meanings are can interpret said symbols and give insight to what it is they actually believe or what the initiated see. For example, the rotunda morning star being the source of light, and Jesus in between the light and earth, blanketing the earth in darkness. Most people would never have picked up on that meaning. Hidden in plain sight. This one sinister site has to do with religion but there are others that do not. Almost all have masonic symbols all over them however.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:43 AM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

The 'initiated' get even more symbology and ritual. If you can stand it, makes me laugh.

The Church of Christ has this ceremony they put people through, theres hidden camera footage seeing 'behind the veil', all over YouTube.

"I leave symbols to the symbol minded." --Sir George Carlin

"You set aside the laws of God by your traditions." --Jesus (paraphrased)



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 09:55 AM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: FauxMulder

If you can stand it, makes me laugh.


Funny indeed.

Not to get too far of topic but honestly, I think any organized religion and church is comical. While we're quoting Jesus, didn't he say something like "the kingdom of God is within you"? That makes much more sense to me, why would a God or the Creator need a building built by man? He doesn't, especially when its filled with weird symbols and rituals as shown above.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 11:32 AM
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Always easy to poke fun at or come up with sinister theories about things you don't understand. It's actually where racism and bigotry start. It's easy to hate what you don't comprehend.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder

originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: FauxMulder

If you can stand it, makes me laugh.


Funny indeed.

Not to get too far of topic but honestly, I think any organized religion and church is comical. While we're quoting Jesus, didn't he say something like "the kingdom of God is within you"? That makes much more sense to me, why would a God or the Creator need a building built by man? He doesn't, especially when its filled with weird symbols and rituals as shown above.

We're on the same wavelength.


The truth isn't 'out there' its 'in here'.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 12:17 PM
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originally posted by: Jansy
Always easy to poke fun at or come up with sinister theories about things you don't understand. It's actually where racism and bigotry start. It's easy to hate what you don't comprehend.


God forbid we shout comprehend it. Then they'd have to create even more mystery.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 04:58 PM
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Thanks OP for making this thread, you've put a lot of work into it, i'll take my time to read over everything then hopefully contribute to it



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 05:18 PM
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It's easy to hate what you don't comprehend.


Who said anything about hating? You can keep your hand in the sand all you like, just don't try to force people to drink your flavour of kool-aid

www.thetoptens.com...


From their origins in Freemasonry (an order that organized in the medieval Catherdral-building age) to the major changes in temple ceremony from the early days of the Church till now, not much has remained constant. The church says changes were made for the sake of brevity and clarification but to go from a 12 hour ritual to about 90 minutes is pretty drastic. Plus taking out some of the more gruesome parts due to member's discomfort seems like pandering to the masses, not the will of God.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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originally posted by: FauxMulder

IMO LDS is a creepy religion or twist on Christianity to begin with. Makes sense people like Glen Beck would be a member.

Statements like these betray the antagonistic motivation behind the vast majority of anti-Mormon propaganda. Truth is not the goal--the goal is to jerk off those who have already left the faith and to confuse and discourage anyone investigating it.

None of this stuff is new. It's been analyzed and re-analyzed, interpreted this-way-and-that, debunked and rebunked ad nauseam. The bottom line is that any culture of symbols is highly complex, and can only be understood by an accurate (and highly nuanced) interpretation of those symbols. Being religious in nature, that understanding comes from an otherworldly source; therefore, the symbolism will never be understood by those without access to that source--people who don't believe in it.

That's difficult for some people to understand, and that's precisely my point.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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originally posted by: NthOther

originally posted by: FauxMulder

IMO LDS is a creepy religion or twist on Christianity to begin with. Makes sense people like Glen Beck would be a member.

Statements like these betray the antagonistic motivation behind the vast majority of anti-Mormon propaganda. Truth is not the goal--the goal is to jerk off those who have already left the faith and to confuse and discourage anyone investigating it.

None of this stuff is new. It's been analyzed and re-analyzed, interpreted this-way-and-that, debunked and rebunked ad nauseam. The bottom line is that any culture of symbols is highly complex, and can only be understood by an accurate (and highly nuanced) interpretation of those symbols. Being religious in nature, that understanding comes from an otherworldly source; therefore, the symbolism will never be understood by those without access to that source--people who don't believe in it.

That's difficult for some people to understand, and that's precisely my point.


I'm not trying to confuse or discourage anyone from investigating it. If anything I hope a thread like this encourages people to investigate. You're free to interpret the symbols and art as you please.



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder
It is some sort of illuminati cult, all right. Joseph Smith depicted himself as some sort of Sphinx upon death:


Methinks he believes in some sort of self-divinity. He also promoted a white supremacist revision of history. Recall the LDS painting of Blonde Jesus teaching the white Mayans to accept Christianity:



posted on Nov, 28 2016 @ 10:51 PM
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a reply to: SargonThrall

"white mayan's"

Those picture's remind me of some of those JW watchtower magazine pretty pictures, all whites in a garden of Eden playing with Lion's.



posted on Nov, 29 2016 @ 12:15 AM
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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: SargonThrall

"white mayan's"

Those picture's remind me of some of those JW watchtower magazine pretty pictures, all whites in a garden of Eden playing with Lion's.



They got everything online at jw.org.




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