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The Apocalypse Plot: A Merovingian Anti-Christ?
Oct 24, 2004
Author: Tracy R. Twyman
With the safe passage of the year 2000, prophesized by many to be the beginning of the Great Tribulation, many religious people breathed a sigh of relief, and returned to their care-free, sinful lives. Those who had saved up supplies and provisions in preparation for the predicted catastrophe tore into them almost as soon as Dec. 31, 1999 had passed. After all, there seemed to be no need for them. The Western world was at peace, the economy was great, and all of the computers which supported that economy were working perfectly. Many derided those who had expected a Doomsday scenario, those superstitious, radical ?fundamentalists? who foolishly awaited the rise of the Anti-Christ, and his defeat by the Second Coming of Christ. Some even haughtily proclaimed a New Age of peace and prosperity, a time of Goddess-worship, free love, and the copious use of various ?essential oils.?
Then came the events of September 11, 2001, and the revelry abruptly screeched to a halt. With the first year of the new millennium barely half-way through, a realization sunk in that a new age was indeed being ushered in, but not some tie-dyed, hippy-dippy love-fest. Nay, the Angel of Death hath descended upon the land, and few with any knowledge of the scriptures would hesitate to say that the End Times are at hand. The old order is most certainly finished, and we are its last generation.
Many cultures have predicted a bloody apocalypse at the end of time, from the Ragnarok of Nordic peoples to the end of the Mayan calendar, which will occur a mere 11 years from now. The prediction of wars, earthquakes, floods, and pestilences is almost universal, often accompanied by the return of that culture?s father-god, who then establishes a new order, and reigns directly over his people once again for thousands of years, as he has in the distant past. For as universal as the tale of an upcoming Armageddon is, so too are the traditions of past apocalypses, worldwide calamities that destroyed previous civilizations, bringing an end to the Golden Age when the gods ruled directly over man upon the Earth. The impression one gets is of a recurring cycle of apocalypses, a ritual cleansing of the world caused by cyclical pole shifts and planetary collisions, but also caused, spiritually, by the sins of mankind.
The Judeo-Christian version of the Apocalypse is no exception. A brief look at The Revelation of St. John the Divine shows that it bears strong resemblances to the apocalyptic histories of other cultures, things that those cultures say have already happened, and which the archeological record attests to. In Revelation, the Sun becomes black, the Moon red as blood. A fiery mountain is cast into the sea, and a star called ?Wormwood? falls into the Earth, poisoning the waters thereof. ?And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island moved out of their places.? (Revelation 5:14.) This matches almost precisely the stories of the destruction of Atlantis as described by Plato, and the Flood of Noah described in Genesis and The Book of Enoch - events that occurred in the distant past, but are described in Revelation as chronologically preceding the rule of the Anti-Christ. Yet one would assume that after the events just described, there would be no kingdom left for him to rule over, certainly not one as grand and glorious as Babylon the Great. Perhaps St. John was merely seeing visions of the past, to prepare him for the visions he was about to have of the future. Perhaps part of what he was meant to see and realize was that this is a cycle, in which God repeatedly creates mankind, rules directly over him, and then abandons him, allows him to spread wickedness over the Earth for millennia. At some point, finally, he destroys him, and rules over the few, righteous remnants again in a ?Second Coming? of the ?Kingdom of God? - over, and over, and over again. One thing we can all be sure of about our deities is their love of ritual, and the Apocalypse ritual is certainly one of their most sacred, a ceremonial sacrifice of their greatest creation, mankind, which they apparently repeat every few thousand years.
Of all the apocalypse scenarios from various cultures, the Judeo-Christian one is by far the most specific in terms of predicting what religio-political events will lead up to the calamity. For prior to the return of the ?King of Kings?, Jesus Christ, the Bible tells us that the majority of the Earth?s population will unite under a single monarch, the spawn of the Devil himself, the Anti-Christ. He will rule foremostly over a kingdom depicted in Revelation as taking the symbolic form of a dragon, ?with seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.? (Revelation 13: 1.) This is the same beast that is described earlier in Chapter 12 as having been cast out of Heaven. ?And his tail drew a third part of the stars of Heaven, and did cast them to the Earth.? (Revelation12:4.) This is, of course, the same story as the biblical ?War in Heaven?, in which Lucifer, God?s most beloved angel (and according to Jewish apocryphal tradition, God?s first-born son) was cast out of Heaven for his rebellious nature, along with a third of the other angels, who had decided to rebel with him. This is represented in the Old Testament as preceding the Flood, and indeed, the whole event sounds like a mythologized account of a celestial occurrence, one that probably accompanied a catastrophic polar shift. The ?Dragon? is Draco, a constellation that encircles the whole of the night?s sky, and is depicted as swallowing his own tail. A polar shift caused it to appear, from the perspective of ancient man, that he, along with one-third of the stars, had been cast out of the sky and into the sea - the sea that the Dragon would eventually rise out of again at the End of Time. This beast became thereafter known as Leviathan, ?the Dragon of the Deep?, and the ocean itself, known also as ?the Abyss?, was thereafter associated with him.
Many Bible prophecy preachers today are quite certain that the Beast of Revelation represents the rising European Union, which is quickly coalescing from an economic partnership into a true political empire of nations, a process that has been greatly facilitated by the events of September 11. Many see in this union a revitalization of the old Holy Roman Empire, held together in the Middle Ages by the Roman Catholic Church, as well as other Vatican-approved monarchs. Most of these monarchs, as well as their supreme head, the Holy Roman Emperor himself, came from royal houses descending from the family that first held the title ?New Constantine?, a prototype of the Holy Roman Emperor title. That family was the Frankish line of the Merovingians, a line that most modern European royals, as well as all 44 of the U.S. presidents, are descendants of. As many of our readers know, the Merovingians, including their modern-day descendants, consider themselves to be inheritors of the blood lineage of Jesus Christ himself, through his consort, Mary Magdalene.
As the story goes, Christ survived the crucifixion, and fled with his pregnant wife to the Jew-friendly area of Southern France, where a substantial number of his kinsmen were already settled. There his descendants intermarried with local Visigothic nobility, giving birth to the royal line that would provide Europe with all of its subsequent monarchs, as well as the heads of the Holy Roman Empire. That makes these people not only descendants of Christ, but also of the Judaic King David. Indeed, the royalty of Europe mimic the royalty of ancient Israel in form, symbol and ceremony very closely, cherishing their Davidic heritage as the source of their ?Divine Right? to rule. For the throne of David was installed by God himself, who decreed that the office would be passed down to David?s descendants until the end of time. As the Bible states, ?The scepter shall not depart from Judah... until Shiloh come.? (Genesis 49:10.)
Perhaps this is why our Anglo-European culture, presumed by most to be made up of Gentiles with pagan ancestry, is the world?s main proponent and bastion of Judeo-Christian theology. In fact, many, such as Herbert W. Armstrong of the Worldwide Church of God, believe that it is not just our political leaders, but the majority of our population that carries the blood of the Israelites. Armstrong maintains that the ten ?lost tribes of Israel? in fact be found today scattered across Europe, Britain, and the former colonies like the US, Canada, and Australia. He makes a convincing case by analyzing words and place-names found throughout Europe that appear to be based in Hebrew. He argues that the word ?brit? comes from ?berith?, the Hebrew word for ?covenant?, and that the word ?Saxons? (as in ?Anglo-Saxons?) comes from ?Isaac?s Son?s.? He also points out a number of locations throughout Europe and especially Ireland that could have been named after the tribe of Dan, such as ?Dundalk?, ?Dundee, ?Donegal?, and of course, ?Denmark?, meaning ?Dan?s Mark.? He even examines historical Irish legends stating that sometime prior to 700 B.C., a tribe called the ?Tuatha de Danaan? (Tribe of Dan) arrived on the coast of Ireland and settled down, driving out other tribes along the way, and later becoming fixed in Irish legend as a fantastical race of giants. He then recounts a rather significant Irish folk tale regarding a supposed visit by the Prophet Jeremiah in 569 B.C. In that year ?an elderly, white-haired patriarch?, whom the locals referred to as a ?saint? came to Ireland with a young woman named ?Tea-Telphi?, who was the daughter of an Egyptian king, and her husband, ?Simon Brach.? Simon was the son of the King of Ireland, and the two had met in Jerusalem shortly before that city was sieged. They then went back to Ireland, along with Jeremiah, bearing a harp, an ark, and something called the ?Lia-fail?, which later became known as the ?Stone of Destiny?, the stone upon which all British monarchs must sit at their coronation. This is the same one that the Brits believe to be synonymous with Jacob?s fabled pillow-stone, upon which he slept as he dreamt about wrestling with an angel. Armstrong finds significance in the fact that the word ?lia-fail? reads the same forwards and backwards, perhaps an indication of its Hebraic origin.
It is the tribe of Dan that is named by many Bible prophecy preachers as being the tribe from which the Anti-Christ will spring. For one thing, Dan is the only tribe not mentioned in Revelation as having been ?sealed? on their foreheads as ?Children of God.? One must assume, then, that the Danites are ?sealed? with that other mark, the number of the Beast, 666. Furthermore, as J.R. Church writes in The Guardians of the Grail, ?Four symbols are used in the Bible regarding the Danites - a serpent, an eagle, a lion, and the bees.? The first three are symbols now commonly used in European heraldry by Merovingian descendants, the serpent often being depicted as a dragon. The bees, however, are a symbol quite specific to the Merovingian dynasty. Church continues: ?In the story of Samson [who was a Danite], we find the famous riddle of the bees who made honey in the carcass of a lion, which had been killed by Samson. The symbolic nature of the bees could represent the concept that the descendants of the tribe of Dan would one day try to bring about the destruction of Judah, whose symbol was the lion, and from the carcass of the lion the tribe of Dan would attempt to produce the golden age of a world empire, symbolized by the honey.? Samson is further connected symbolically to the Merovingians because he, like the Merovingian kings, had hair with magical powers that disappeared when it was shorn. As for the serpent symbolism, this is supposedly based on the association of Dan with the astrological sign of Scorpio, although a scorpion is, in this author?s estimation, not quite a serpent. The Priory of Sion, the modern organization dedicated to the propagation of Merovingian interests, has published a poem with the suggestive title of Le Serpent Rouge - The Red Serpent. It contains thirteen stanzas, each written for a different sign of the zodiac, with a thirteenth sign called ?Ophiuchus - The Serpent Holder?, inserted between Scorpio and Sagittarius. Perhaps, in addition to referring to the red dragon of Revelation, this poem alludes to a thirteenth sign that is the real zodiac house of Dan, and perhaps also a thirteenth tribe of Israel that has been hidden from the public record. Dan is further associated with the serpent because of Genesis 49:17, which states: ?Dan will be a serpent by the roadside, a viper along the path, that bites the horse?s heels.? But perhaps the tribe of Dan wished to do more than merely destroy the lion of Judah. It seems just as likely that Dan wished to unite with Judah, to intermarry into his bloodline and rightfully assume his God-given throne. After all, both tribes are referred to in Genesis as ?a lion?s whelp?, perhaps indicating a connection between the two. And author Harold Camping has suggested that, ?The king to come, the Messiah, will be of the House of David (Judean), but his mother will be a Danite.? Does this refer to the fact that David?s consort, Bathsheeba, was a Danite? Or to a more recent union of the tribes in the form of the Merovingian bloodline?
More evidence for a Danite origin of the Merovingians lies in the fact that Meroveus, the founder of the dynasty, is traditionally a descendant of Odin, linguistically connected with Dan, and that the Merovingians claims descent from the royal house of Troy, which was founded by Dardanos, son of Zeus, a figure we have associated with the Biblical figure of Cain, and with the origins of the Tuatha de Danaan. The tales of the Tuatha de Danaan have a mythic quality about them, and match almost precisely those of the Nephilim, the fallen angels who according to the Bible, and to other ancient legends, intermarried with mortal women to create a bloodline of kings that co-mingled mortal genes with divine ones. This was, according to tradition, the cause of the War in Heaven in which Lucifer was cast to Earth. Among the offspring of this human-angel union was Cain, who was, say the legends, the son of Eve by Lucifer himself. Cain went on to become the father of a race of giants, called Cainites or Canaanites, who built civilizations all over the world. Cain founded a number of cities himself, and we have argued that he is essentially synonymous with Nimrod, who built the Tower of Babel. Although the race of Cain is popularly thought to have been cursed by God, the Bible says that God placed a mark upon Cain and all his descendants cursing those who would do them harm, even after the murder of his brother, Abel. In fact, the Cainites are remembered by every other culture as magnificent kings - teachers of wisdom and builders of nations. Even the word ?king? comes from ?Cain.? He was worshipped by his people as a god, depicted in the form of a sea-bull, or a ?dragon.? This was the Babylonian religion that the Hebrews found so idolatrous and offensive. It even included the sacrifice of babies in a fiery pit. And yet many of the Hebrews, including their kings, practiced this religion, and intermarried with Canaanite women. Thus it is conceivable, if not certain, that the bloodline of Cain interbred with the Davidic bloodline that eventually resulted in Jesus. The Merovingian Franks alluded to their Cainite descent with their legend that their founder, Meroveus, was the spawn of a sea-bull called the ?Quinotaur?, a word not to be found in any dictionary, but which is etymologically linked with the name of Cain. Perhaps it is this intermingling of holy and infernal bloodlines that the Merovingian descendants known as the Angevins were referring to with their use of the double-barred Cross of Lorraine, said to represent both the blood of Christ, and of Satan, ?the same artery and the same vein.?
Interestingly, the worship of Jesus as God incarnate has lead to the formation of a religion that is, in all outward forms, a resurrection of the old Babylonian religion of Cain. Many of the ceremonies of Christianity, including Mass, Communion, Baptism, and Confession, are taken directly from the Babylonian priesthood, as well as many of the symbols and idols used by Catholicism. The construction of the Cathedrals resembles the ancient pagan temples of Babylon, and even the structure of the priesthood is the same, along with the requirements of celibacy and wearing black. But most importantly, the deities are, at heart, the same. All of the saints are said to possess powers that correspond with those of various pagan deities, and are worshipped as such by many people, especially throughout the Third World. The familiar statues of Mother Mary holding the baby Jesus mimic precisely those of Babylon?s Ishtar holding her baby. She, like the Virgin Mary, was called the ?Queen of Heaven?, and the ?Mother of God.? The traditional Catholic depiction of Mary ascending to Heaven matches that of the Babylonian goddess in every detail. This depiction is also precisely described in the twelfth Chapter of Revelation: ?And there appeared a great wonder in heaven, a woman clothed with the Sun, and the Moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of 12 stars.? This woman gives birth to, ?a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron.? This person is either the Anti-Christ, or his ancestor, Cain. Both would match this description.
The seven-headed dragon, as we know, is Europe. But what of the ?Scarlet Whore? referred to in Revelation as riding on the back of the Great Beast, the one called ?Mystery, Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth?? There can be little doubt that Rome is the Scarlet Whore. This is made clear when it is specifically stated that, ?The seven heads [of the Beast] are the seven mountains on which the woman sitteth.? (Revelation 17:9.) Rome was built upon seven hills. The ten crowns represent the ten kings who will be in charge of the European Union, presumably descendants of the ten lost tribes of Israel. The scarlet woman is also said in Revelation to be in possession of, ?a golden cup in her hand, full of the abominations and filthiness of her fornication.? (Revelation 17:4.) It would be no stretch to equate this cup with the Holy Grail, a traditional symbol of the bloodline of Christ, and of the womb that bore his descendants - the womb of Mary Magdalen (whose name, ?Magdol? in the Babylonian tongue, means ?Tower?, as in the ?Tower of Babel.?) She too is traditionally thought of as a whore, and is worshipped in Southern France as an incarnation of Ishtar, in the form of the ?Black Madonna.? She also is depicted in Catholic iconography as holding a vase, ?filled with healing balm?, as it says in the poem Le Serpent Rouge, which she used to anoint Christ as the King of Judah just prior to his crucifixion. And we know that the ?filthiness of her fornication? with Jesus is what beget the Merovingian bloodline that shall once more rule the European empire in the coming age.
To be sure, the resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire via the European Union is in fact a stated goal of the modern Merovingian mouthpiece, the Priory of Sion, which has been manipulating European politics behind the scenes for decades now. As early as 1942, the Priory began publicly calling for a ?United States of Europe?, to be ruled over by kings of Merovingian descent. They even proposed a flag for the new empire, a circle of stars, like those which adorn the crown of the Queen of Heaven, and which adorn the flag of the EU today. An illustration from the Priory?s official publication, Vaincre, depicts a person holding this flag and riding towards a sunset that is marked with the astrological sign of Aquarius, and mounted upon a white horse.
?A pale horse?, you say?
Interestingly, although supposedly at odds with orthodox Catholicism because of their claim to be descendants of Christ, and to be in possession of his ?true teachings?, the Priory is also known under the official subtitle, ?C.I.R.C.U.I.T.? - an acronym for French words which translate to, ?Chivalry of Catholic Rules and Institutions of the Independent and Traditionalist Union.? It is easy to see how the Catholic Church could be ?reformed? by descendants of Christ, armed with his as-yet-unrevealed teachings, and formed into a true ?Universal Church? that could assimilate Protestants, Jews, and even pagans. This could then be used as the theological basis for a revised Holy Roman Empire, ruled by an emperor with descent from Christ, King David, and Cain, making him acceptable to all three religious groups, a Messiah to all cultures, ushering in an era of spiritual revival and global unity. He may even function as a priest-king, and because of his lineage, might be worshipped as an incarnation of God. This all sounds, to Bible prophecy preachers, a heck of a lot like the Anti-Christ. The ?False Prophet? who initiates the worship of the Anti-Christ, described in Revelation as a beast with ?two horns like a lamb?, may be the Pope, who wears a miter with two horns - which, by the way, is modeled after a hat that was traditionally worn by Nimrod.