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So much goes, unquestioned or misunderstood.
The world at large is totally ignorant of the occult symbolism which lies behind the famed statue of liberty which sits astride the harbor of New
York, symbolizing its true inner character and purpose. The sculptor who made the great statue was Italian. His name was Auguste Bertholdi. His work
was greatly influenced by the ancient sculptor Phidias who made gigantic statues of the ancient goddesses, particularly Athena, the "goddess of
wisdom" and Nemesis (another name for Venus), a goddess who held a cup in her right hand. Before beginning the statue of liberty project, Bertholdi
was seeking a commission to construct a giant statue of the goddess "Isis," the Egyptian Queen of Heaven, to overlook the Suez canal. The statue of
Isis was to be of "a robed woman holding aloft a torch" (Statue of Liberty: 1st Hundred Years, Bernard Weisberger, p.30, quoted in Beyond Babylon,
James Lloyd, p.103).
The Masonic Connection
Bertholdi never made the statue of Isis for the Suez canal -- but it seems obvious that he made it after all, fulfilling his life's ambition, when he
constructed the Statue of Liberty for the United States!
Writes James Lloyd in Beyond Babylon:
"Auguste Bertholdi was a member of the cultic Masonic Lodge in Paris, a
`. . . secret international brotherhood linked to the ancient builders of th pyramids
and the cathedrals' [quoted from Statue of Liberty, by Weisberger]; and as a result,
fellow members of the mysterious order of Masons `. . . were frequently involved
with the creation of the structure, and the various ceremonies that were dedicated
to it' [ibid., p.44]. For example, the pedestal was built by another mason named
Richard Hunt, and the design came from his study of `. . . pyramids, zigurrats, and
other . . . styles' [Statue of Liberty video]. You'll recall The Tower of Babel was
a ziggurat; and of course, the Statue of Liberty is actually a tower" (Beyond
As the obelisk was completed in the 1880's, a number of American clergymen were upset that a "pagan goddess" was being placed on American soil. The
Masonic Lodge, in the meantime, kept a low profile to avoid unnecessary controversy, just as they did when they planned the Washington monument,
another Egyptian obelisk symbolizing the rays of the Egyptian god shining down and enlightening mankind.
The Masons, of course, trace the origin of their secret society back to king Solomon, and from him back to ancient Egypt. Says Alexander Hislop in his
magnificent book The Two Babylons, concerning the origins of Masonry:
"It is admitted that the secret system of Free Masonry was originally founded
on the MYSTERIES OF THE EGYPTIAN ISIS, THE GODDESS-MOTHER,
OR WIFE OF OSIRIS. But what could have led to the union of a Masonic
body with these Mysteries, had they not had particular reference to architecture,
and had the god who was worshipped in them not been celebrated for his success
in perfecting the arts of forification and building. Now, if such were the case,
considering the relation in which, as we have already seen, Egypt stood to Baby-
lon, who would naturally be looked up to there as the great patron of the Masonic
art? The strong presumption is, that NIMROD [the arch-rebel against Elohim -- Gen.
10:8-10] must have been the man. He was the first that ganed fame in this way.
As the child of the Babylonian goddess-mother, he was worshipped, as we have
seen, in the character of Ala mahozim, `The god of fortifications.' Osiris, in like
manner, the child of the EGYPTIAN MADONNA, was equally celebrated as `the
strong chief of the buildings.' This strong chief of the buildings was originally
worshipped in Egypt with every physical characteristic of Nimrod" (Hislop, The
Two Babylons, p.43).
As Hislop shows, Isis is the Egyptian name for the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, who is also the same as Athena (Greece), Minerva (Egypt and Greece),
Astarte (Syria), Cybele (Rome), Ashtoreth (Israel), and Diana (Ephesus). This statue of the pagan Madonna, the Statue of "Liberty," is a statue of
this same ancient pagan "Queen of Heaven," the wife of Nimrod, or Semiramis!
Goddess Diana of the Ephesians
The worship of this pagan goddess caused no small persecution for the true believers of the first century. Paul and his entourage, preaching the true
gospel about the Messiah and the Kingdom of YHWH, in the city of Ephesus, ran smack into the powerful Diana cult, and were hauled before the
authorities of the city. We read in the book of Acts:
"And the same time there arose no small stir about that way. For a certain man,
a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto
the craftsmen; whom he called together with the workmen of like occupation, and
said, Sirs, ye know that by this craft we have our wealth. Moreover ye see and hear,
that not alone at Ephesus, but almost throughout all Asia, this Paul hath persuaded
and turned away much people, saying that they be no gods, which are made with
hands: So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that
the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should
be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth. And when they heard these
sayings, they were filled with wrath, and cried out, saying, Great is Diana of the
Ephesians. And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius
and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they rushed with
one accord into the theatre. . . . And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the .........
So the story goes.
Humanity time and again have been treated as if they are 'subjects' unto 'another'.
Then again, you have 'always' had a Choice.
It is time to choose.