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Apocalyptic Art In St. John The Divine Cathedral Predicting 9/11?

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posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 10:32 PM
The unfinished cathedral is said to be the worlds largest in the world. It's funded was funded by JP Morgan and Grand Master of the Masons of the state of New York. The whole thing is just filled with masonic and occult symbols. Such as

1- The Apocalyptic Pillar

On the western facade of the building, stonemasons have sculpted numerous scenes that seem oddly out of place for a Cathedral. The most striking one is the chilling depiction of the destruction of New York city and its landmarks.The scene above was done in 1997, four years before the destruction of the Twin Towers. Other recognizable skyscrapers are the Chrysler Building and the Citigroup center.

So, what is the purpose of this weird carving? Well, the first thing that needs to be mentioned is the actual St. John the Divine is credited for writing the Book of Revelation in the Bible, which describes in symbolic imagery the events of the apocalypse. Occultists believe that the Book of Revelation has been hermetically coded to reveal its true meaning to the initiates of esoteric teachings. This scene, carved on the west entrance of the cathedral, depicts New York as being ”Babylon the Great”, the city who gets completely destroyed by the wrath of God. The artists might be on to something because there is indeed numerous similarities between the actual New York city and the description of Babylon the Great in the Bible.

2- Pagan Sculpture

This sculpture, which basically symbolizes the struggle between Good and Evil, features numerous elements we can find in paganism: Sun worship, mythical creatures and sun versus moon duality. Called “Fountain of Peace”, the sculpture borrows the fantastic, bizarre and distorted art style of the Grotesque. All sorts of animal creatures are emerging from a smiling sun, which represents the basic paradigm of Sun Worship (the Sun as giver of life). The idol points to the east, an ancient pagan tradition. There is also weird stuff on the sculpture like a DNA symbol (a DNA symbol also appears at the entrance of the Cathedral). We all know how genetic modification is as Christian as it gets. We can also find a quote of John Lennon saying “…one day the world will live as one”.

3- Strange Rituals

Every year, at Halloween, St. John the Divine is the host of a strange event called “The Grand Procession of the Ghouls”. It is basically a parade taking place right inside the sanctuary of the Cathedral where people dressed in costumes of demons, ghouls, monsters and other creepy things, walk around to macabre organ music. This thing resembles the strange rituals held behind closed doors by occult groups. Outside of the great number of costumes representing demons and Satan (already extremely bizarre for a Cathedral), some costumes seem to make a mockery out of Christianity.

4-Blessing Of Animals

Another bizarre ritual is the Blessing of the Animals that takes place in September of every year. You have a bunch of animals INSIDE and outside the sanctuary of the Cathedral “worshiping God” (in their words). Since when do animals read the Bible and such? They never did.

5-Paul Winter’s Winter Solstice Celebration
Yes inside of a church they celebrate the Winter Solstice?

It's really strange how the artwork of the church depicts New York in disarray four years before 9/11. This church really has NWO written all over it.

[edit on 28-10-2009 by Bcs8484]

posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 10:46 PM
Weird Halloween celebration... v=atVgI9dGh-0&feature=PlayList&p=B271AF78865DB547&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=39

posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 10:48 PM
depictions of destruction before destruction does not a huge conspiracy make.
yes that stuff is freaky and grotesque...but it doesnt scream conspiracy. it screams obsession with the book of revelation.

did i miss some part that really connects 9/11 with the church? or is it just chaos in new york and the involvement of masons?

on a side note...
a small nit to pick but from the article
"the cathedral is in fact a temple of Neo-Pagan-Bordeline-Satanic-the-Environment-is-more-important-than-human-life beliefs. I personally couldn’t care less about each individual’s beliefs..."

posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 10:54 PM
They claim it shows the towers collapsing, It does not. All buildings are shown juxtopsing each other and on different angles.

posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 12:33 AM
reply to post by Bcs8484

Where in the sculpture is the WTC collapsing? All of the other buildings are leaning at different angles and they haven't collapsed. Somebody obviously thought it artistic to sculpture the buildings in a leaning fashion. It's not the first time either!

Why do you think this clutching at straws by the source tells us anything particularly relevant in terms of predicting 9/11?

Twin towers collapsing


The scene above was done in 1997, four years before the destruction of the Twin Towers. Other recognizable skyscrapers are the Chrysler Building and the Citigroup center.

Yeah, so what!?

[edit on 29-10-2009 by john124]

posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 12:35 AM

Originally posted by zazzafrazz
They claim it shows the towers collapsing, It does not. All buildings are shown juxtopsing each other and on different angles.

And the twin towers didn't exactly fall over sidewards anyway either.

posted on Oct, 29 2009 @ 06:22 AM
Well the ritual on Halloween is not that strange if you read a little about the origins of Halloween. Halloween or the Samhain celebration is originally a celtic holiday. The christians came along and their original beliefs changed because the christians thought their beliefs were evil because they celebrated the dead and used spells. This to me sounds like a regular Samhain celebration.

People believed the spirits of dead loved ones came back on Halloween night. There is a lot to it and its actually very interesting. Here are some threads on Halloween and the day after Halloween.


day of the dead guatamala

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