Friday, February 28, 2014

James Michener analysis - part 8: Life in New Jerusalem


The establishment of New Jerusalem is to usher in a Messianic Era for its inhabitants
According to Jewish tradition, the Messianic Era will be one of global peace and harmony, an era free of strife and hardship, and one conducive to the furtherment of the knowledge of the Creator. For our purposes, "global" is to be taken as applying only to the tiny 'world' in southern Indiana occupied by the conspirators, i.e., the New Jerusalem/Zion itself, whose land area is to be isolated and sealed off from the rest of the Earth's inhabitants. The theme of the Jewish Messiah ushering in an era of peace is taken up in two passages from the biblical book of Isaiah:

"4. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore." [Isaiah 2:4, New International Version]

"6. The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf and the lion and the yearling together; and a little child will lead them. 7. The cow will feed with the bear, their young will lie down together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox. 8. The infant will play near the cobra's den, and the young child will put its hand into the viper's nest. 9. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea." [Isaiah 11:6-9, New International Version]

According to Chabad dot org, "[T]he Talmud states that there is a predestined time when Moshiach [the Messiah] will come. If we are meritorious, he may come even before that predestined time. This "end of time" remains a mystery, yet the Talmud states that it will be before the Hebrew year 6000. (The Hebrew year at the date of this publication is 5772.)"[a] 29 Elul is the last day of the Hebrew year 5999; this corresponds to a civil date of September 29, 2239.

The Freemasons are to 'build' a metaphorical Solomon's Temple at New Jerusalem

Above left: In his De Occulta Philosophia Lib. III (Three Books of Occult Philosophy), 16th-century philosopher Heinrich Agrippa drew a man over a pentagram inside a circle. [Image from the Wikipedia 'Pentagram' page, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.] One reason that Freemasons are interested in the pentagram, is that they consider it to express the Golden Ratio. The five signs at the vertices of the pentagram shown here, are the astrological symbols for Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. According to Freemasonic writer Jean-Louis de Biasi, "[A]ll traditional representations (hermetic, astrological, alchemical, etc.) show that the foundation of the [Freemasonic] initiatic progression is composed of four elements that constitute us and can be symbolized by the Pentagrammaton (the Tetragrammaton with the letter Shin added). So...they are the four traditional elements (earth, water, air, and fire) and aether (or mind) that overcomes them."[b] Author, mystic, and 33rd degree Mason Manly P. Hall (1901-1990), writing in the year 1928, tells us that "[M]an's physical body has five distinct and important extremities - two legs, two arms, and a head, of which the last governs the first four - the number 5 has been accepted as the symbol of man...The hands and feet are used to represent the four elements, of which the two feet are earth and water, and the two hands are fire and air. The brain then symbolizes the sacred fifth element - aether - which controls and unites the other four."[c] Above right: A goat's head inscribed in a downward-pointing pentagram, from La Clef de la Magie Noire by Stanislas de Guaita (1897). The Pentagrammaton (the Hebrew symbols surrounding the goat's head) translates into "Leviathan." [Image from the Wikipedia 'Pentagram' page, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.]

The quoted material below is from chapter 40 of Hall's The Secret Teachings of All Ages:[d]

"The name Solomon may be divided into three syllables, SOL-OM-ON, symbolizing light, glory, and truth collectively and respectively. The Temple of Solomon is, therefore, first of all "the House of Everlasting Light", its earthly symbol being the temple of stone on the brow of Mount Moriah. According to the Mystery teachings, there are three Temples of Solomon...The first temple is the Grand House of the Universe, in the midst of which sits the sun (SOL) upon his golden throne. The twelve signs of the zodiac as Fellow-Craftsmen gather around their shining lord. Three lights - the stellar, the solar, and the lunar - illuminate this Cosmic Temple. Accompanied by his retinue of planets, moons, and asteroids, this Divine King (SOLomon), whose glory no earthly monarch shall ever equal, passes in stately pomp down the avenues of space...SOLomon signifies [the sun's] invisible but all-powerful, spiritual and intellectual effulgency.

"The second symbolic temple is the human body - the Little House made in the image of the Great Universal House. "Know ye not", asked the Apostle Paul, "that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" Freemasonry within a temple of stone cannot be other than speculative, but Freemasonry within the living temple of the body is operative. The third symbolic temple is the Soular House, an invisible structure, the comprehension of which is a supreme Freemasonic arcanum. The mystery of this intangible edifice is concealed under the allegory of the Soma Psuchicon, or Wedding Garment described by St. Paul, the Robes of Glory of the High Priest of Israel, the Yellow Robe of the Buddhist monk, and the Robe of Blue and Gold to which Albert Pike refers in his Symbolism. The soul, constructed from an invisible fiery substance, a flaming golden metal, is cast by the Master Workman, CHiram Abiff, into the mold of clay (the physical body) and is called the Molten Sea. The temple of the human soul is built by three Master Masons personifying Wisdom, Love, and Service, and when constructed according to the Law of Life the Spirit of God dwells in the Holy Place thereof. The Soular Temple is the true Everlasting House, and he who can raise or cast it is a Master Mason indeed! The best-informed Masonic writers have realized that Solomon's Temple is a representation in miniature of the Universal Temple..."

Who exactly are these people?
To find out who the specific persons are that are conspiring to create the New Jerusalem, one way to begin doing this is by determining what the full story is regarding the events of September 11, 2001, and finding out who was actually behind the bringing down of the World Trade Center towers on that fateful morning. Unknown to many people is the fact that a third building in New York (WTC 7) fell on that day, later in the afternoon. This building was not struck by any airplanes, nor did it suffer significant damage from WTC 1 and 2 falling. A good place to start getting to the bottom of the true events of 9/11, is by viewing this highly informative video.

Along with the above, it should also be helpful to find out why it is that the mainstream news media, and certain films, such as The Fifth Estate, are portraying Wikileaks (and its founder, Julian Assange) almost entirely inaccurately.

a. Dubov, Nissan Dovid. "What Is the Jewish Belief About Moshiach?" page. Web, n.d. URL =
b. De Biasi, Jean-Louis. Secrets and Practices of the Freemasons. 2010. Google Books, p. 34. URL =
c. Hall, Manly P. The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Reader's Edition. New York: Tarcher/Penguin, 2003. p. 229.
d. Ibid., pp. 574-575.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

James Michener analysis - part 7: Fixing the location of the planned New Jerusalem


In this post we put together information and ideas contained in previous parts of the analysis, in order to find out exactly where it is that evil high-ranking Mormons and Freemasons, evil hermaphroditic Jews, highly-placed radical feminists, and the other parties involved (i.e., certain Mennonites, members of certain North American Indian tribes, and possibly Rosicrucians and other parties), plan to physically locate their New Jerusalem (that is, their 'paradise').

Match-up of Michener's 'Indian novels' with the compass rose
With an eight-point compass rose centered in northeastern Colorado, where the action in Centennial is focused, an association can be seen between Michener's other six novels (besides Centennial) that are set in North America (and that deal, in part, with the history of certain native peoples), and their locales' approximate compass directions relative to the fictional town of Centennial:

Shown at left are the five compass directions corresponding to the six novels we are here initially considering. The position of Centennial, in the center of the compass rose, is to be 'shifted' such that it is replaced with Texas. The overall symbolism here suggests that the above-mentioned parties have selected the specific location for their New Jerusalem, based on a five-pointed star insofar as its points may be taken to correspond to compass directions, with a location in Texas at the center, as is shown below.[a]

Figuring the approximate location of the New Jerusalem
Michener is offering us a clue as to the actual planned geographical location of the New Jerusalem:

On a map of North America (above), connecting lines are drawn from locales used in five of Michener's novels: one between Alaska (near Palmer) and Haiti (a few miles east of Cap-Haïtien), one between Hawaii (on the island of Maui, at Lahaina) and the Chesapeake region (at Jamestown, Virginia), and a third line passing through the intersection of these two lines, from the location of Michener's fictional city of Toledo in Central Mexico. When extended out the other side of the pentagram, this third line passes through Independence, Missouri, which, as indicated in the Mormon Articles of Faith (quoted in part 2 of this analysis), was the location for Zion originally intended by the Mormons. All these lines intersect (on a flat map) as shown above, and yield the inverted pentagram outlined in red shown at left. In accordance with the discussion of pentagram symbolism in part 4 of this analysis, the region is thereby linked with the Mormons; and, the pentagram is also a Masonic symbol (as indicated in part 4). Also, as indicated by the Star of David traced out (purple lines), the region is linked up with the evil Jews.[b]

The smaller map above shows, at the points of the pentagram, the titles of five of Michener's novels that inform us as to some of the specific Indian tribes to be gathered.

Based on the intersecting lines on the large map, it appears that the New Jerusalem is to be located somewhere in far northeastern Texas, but these lines are drawn on a flat map. However, the Earth is spherical, so the shortest path between any two points on its surface is always a minor arc of a great circle. Therefore, to determine the actual geographical location of the planned New Jerusalem, what needs to be computed is the latitude and longitude of the point of intersection of the two minor arcs 'represented' by the two longer straight lines drawn on our map of North America (the lines between locations near Palmer, Alaska, and Cap-Haïtien, Haiti, and between Lahaina, Hawaii, and Jamestown, Virginia).[c] Using the 'Movable Type Scripts' website (URL = and the 'Great Circle Mapper' website (URL =, the intersection is found to lie in southern Indiana, not far from the city of Louisville, Kentucky near the Ohio River. Specifically, the point of intersection lies in Crawford County, Indiana, close to Milltown (see Google map here). This is the actual current planned location for New Jerusalem.

At some point in history, the Mormons decided to acquire the land itself on which to place New Jerusalem, from American Indians. Indiana's name means "Land of the Indians" or simply "Indian Land." The point on the Google Map linked to above, lies on land that was acquired from local Indian tribes in 1804 under the terms of the (second) Treaty of Vincennes (or possibly, under the Treaty of Grouseland in 1805). There is also an LDS stake (i.e., stake of Zion) on this land. This stake was established on October 24, 1982 in New Albany, Indiana, which is just to the north and west of Louisville, Kentucky. There is also an LDS stake in Louisville itself.

As indicated earlier in the analysis, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian tribes play a prominent part in Centennial. There was formerly a Cheyenne/Arapaho reservation in west-central Oklahoma (see map here); the line between Alaska and the Caribbean passes through this area, which is now known as the Cheyenne-Arapaho Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Area. The conspiratorial parties plan to get their Cheyenne and Arapaho from this region, which is indicated on the map of Oklahoma shown below,[d] as 'Area 1'. Based on name symbolism in Centennial, these two tribes represent the Israelite lost tribes of Asher and Zebulon.[e] Also indicated on the below map of Oklahoma is the location from which the parties plan to get their Comanche and Kiowa tribes, both of which figure prominently in chapter 10 of Michener's Texas (published in 1985). Also, the Apaches, depicted in chapters 2 and 3 of Texas, are to be obtained from the same area as the Comanche and Kiowa; this area is labeled on the below map as 'Area 2'. Some combination of 2 of these 3 tribes, represent the lost Israelite tribes of Reuben and Ephraim.[f]

The tribes to be gathered from Oklahoma account for five of the ten tribes to be assembled in the evil parties' New Jerusalem. The other five come (one each) from the other five of Michener's 'Indian novels': Alaska, Hawaii, Chesapeake, Caribbean, and Mexico.

As far as exactly why it is that the elite parties want to include these various groups of native peoples in their New Jerusalem, it must be the case that they intend for these people to be employed at the 'low-status' jobs and tasks, such as common laborer, waiter and waitress, cleaning maid, etc. The idea is to convince each group of people that they are descended from one of the lost tribes of Israel, so that they will fit in in New Jerusalem. The Mennonites are to be employed in positions requiring more skill, such as that of craftsman.

Other clues in chapter 10 of Texas indicate that Michener believed that New Jerusalem was formerly to be located in or near Wichita Falls, Texas. (Chapter 10 of Texas is set in the mid to late 1800's.) There are also indications in Texas, that the city of Charleston, South Carolina was, at some point, a planned location for New Jerusalem (i.e., at some point in time prior to Wichita Falls being such). In his novel, Michener depicts Charleston as a kind of 'fallen city', in the same vein as Rome. Also, in chapter 9 of the book ("Loyalties"), one of the characters who lives in Charleston has the same name as a Roman emperor, Trajan, who is best known for his extensive public building program which reshaped the city of Rome and left multiple enduring landmarks such as Trajan's Forum. Another well-known structure in Rome (though not built by Trajan) is the Aurelian Walls.

According to the 'Rediscovering Charleston's Colonial Fortifications' website, "Between 1704 and about 1730, sixty-two acres of the town [of Charleston] were enclosed within a network of walls and bastions and surrounded by a moat. The three inland walls were leveled around 1730 (an exact date has not yet been found) to accommodate civic expansion, but over the next half century the colony’s Commissioners of the Fortifications built further defensive works to protect the town’s south, west, and north sides...Charleston’s defensive fortifications were dismantled in the mid to late 1780s, after the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War, but there are three visible remnants above ground."[g] The original intention for Charleston, as far as establishing a New Jerusalem there, was to use the city's existing or remaining colonial era fortification walls, adding to them as necessary, to protect the New Jerusalem from intrusion from the outside. Freemasonry's Supreme Council, Scottish Rite (Southern Jurisdiction, USA) was founded in Charleston in 1801.

a. Image from the Wikipedia 'Compass rose' page; Compass rose en 08p by ElfQrin, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons; edited for clarity.
b. Map of North America from the Global Overlay Mapper suite at the 'mapability' website, URL =
c. The line between central Mexico and Independence, Missouri, is a 'confirmer' line that the other two lines do intersect at the point shown, so this line is not used in the computation of where the lines intersect when drawn on a globe (although the evil parties do intend to gather some native Americans from central Mexico). The reasoning used to place the four endpoints (between which the two longer lines on the map are drawn), at their respective specific geographical locations, is given below.
1) Palmer, Alaska - Palmer is located a very short distance from Matanuska, which is described in Michener's Alaska as being a "wonderland", with the word 'Matanuska' itself described as a "magical word." (--Michener, James A., Alaska, Introduction Steve Berry, Dial Press, 2014, Google Books, p. 1012, URL =
2) Cap-Haïtien, Haiti - A certain retreat a few miles to the east of here is described in Michener's Caribbean as having an "Eden-like" quality. (--Michener, James A., Caribbean, Fawcett Publications, 1989, p. 761.)
3) Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii - In Michener's Hawaii, this area is indirectly referred to as a "promised land." (--Michener, James A., Hawaii, Fawcett Publications, 1959, p. 88.) What is meant by 'indirectly' is that it must be deduced from information given later in the book, that Maui is the island on which the book's earliest voyagers landed, in or near what later became Lahaina.
4) Jamestown, Virginia - In Michener's Chesapeake, one of the characters says, "One day Jamestown will be a new Jerusalem..." (--Michener, James A., Chesapeake, Fawcett Publications, 1978, p. 97.)
d. Map from the Wikipedia 'Oklahoma Tribal Statistical Area' page, public domain, via Wikimedia Commons.
e. In Centennial, there is a character named General Asher, and also, Pikes Peak is mentioned; the latter is a mountain in Colorado named in honor of American explorer Zebulon Pike.
f. In Texas, there is a character named Reuben, and another named Efraín.
g. "Rediscovering Charleston's Colonial Fortifications", FAQ's. Web. 29 Sep. 2015. URL =


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

James Michener analysis - part 6: Connecting the microcosm with the macrocosm


Recall that some Mormons believe that the members of certain American Indian tribes, are descended from the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel. The Ten Lost Tribes of Israel were 10 of the original 12 Hebrew tribes, which, under the leadership of Joshua, took possession of Canaan, the Promised Land, after the death of Moses. They were named Asher, Dan, Ephraim, Gad, Issachar, Manasseh, Naphtali, Reuben, Simeon, and Zebulun — all sons or grandsons of Jacob. In 930 BC the 10 tribes formed the independent Kingdom of Israel in the north and the 2 other tribes, Judah and Benjamin, set up the Kingdom of Judah in the south. Following the conquest of the northern kingdom by the Assyrians in 721 BC, the 10 tribes were gradually assimilated by other peoples and thus disappeared from history. Nevertheless, a belief persisted that one day the Ten Lost Tribes would be found. [a]

In part of Centennial, Michener tells the story of the chiefs and certain other members of twelve western American Indian tribes, coming together at a meeting on Arapaho/Cheyenne territory in Colorado to establish a peace treaty among themselves and the white settlers. The twelve tribes are the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Sioux, Ute, Comanche, Crow, Pawnee, Shoshone, Assiniboin, and the three 'stranger tribes' from the north: Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara. Michener is hinting that some combination of ten of these twelve tribes, represent descendants of the Ten Lost tribes of Israel.

The meeting of Indian tribes in Centennial is a 'microcosm' for what it is that certain high-ranking Mormons are currently up to. What is meant by this is that Michener believed that the Mormons are planning on gathering certain Indian tribes from all across the North American continent - this is the 'macrocosm' mentioned earlier - in order to establish Zion. The ten actual Indian tribes involved in the founding of the planned utopia, are to be taken from the tribes in seven of Michener's novels: Centennial, Hawaii, Chesapeake, Texas, Mexico, Caribbean, and Alaska. (Centennial's Levi Zendt, a Mennonite who moves west from Pennsylvania, represents that component of the real-life Mennonites who are helping the Mormons and other parties to establish the modern-day Zion.)

a. 'Ten Lost Tribes of Israel'. Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2015. Web. 04 Sep. 2015. URL =


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