As far as goddess symbolism goes, Katy Perry’s super bowl performance did not disappoint. The Lady of the Lions is an image that extends across time for more than 6,000 years and across a wide geographic region as far as Minoan Crete to the west, and Mesopotamia to the east. Often, a goddess with lion symbolism is associated with a god identified with the bull. This is the case with Asherah, who is Mother Nature personified. Her husband was originally El, the Bull God, of the Canaanites and was also very important to the Hebrews. There is a mass of archaeological evidence from the Iron Age showing that a frequent title of the goddess Asherah was “the Lion Lady”.1 Asherah’s association with lions is far from unique in the ancient world. In fact, Asherah herself would continue to be depicted with lions past the heyday of the Canaanites and through the days when Israel was the nation ruling that region. Lions were emblems of the ruling tribe of Judah, the tribe of King David. According to the Bible, the throne of King Solomon was covered with ivory, overlaid with gold and featured lions on each side of the armrests. Six steps led up to it and twelve lions stood on them, one at either end of each step.
Lions are especially sacred to the Sumerian goddess, Inanna, even then a symbol of primal power, she was frequently depicted standing on the backs of two lionesses. Inanna was associated with the planet Venus and was known as the courtesan of the gods. Her powers were sex and war. In the music video for the song, Dark Horse, Katy Perry is an Egyptian goddess who spurns her suitors similar to the tales of Gilgamesh and Ishtar/Inanna. Inanna was held responsible for fertility and her high priestesses regularly had ritual sex with the king in order to make the crops grow and to anoint the king with Inanna’s blessings. Sacred prostitution in Inanna’s service was so celebrated in the ancient city of Uruk that it was called “the city of the courtesans”, and was believed to be especially blessed by the goddess.
In Babylon, Inanna was known as Ishtar. Though Ishtar had been worshipped by sacred prostitution in her earlier incarnation as the Sumerian Inanna, the practice reached its height in Babylon, which is perhaps why the goddess is remembered in Christian mythology as the Whore of Babylon. Besides the many full-time temple whores, some sources indicate that every Babylonian woman was expected to perform the rite with a stranger at least once in her life. The grand entrance into the city of Babylon was the blue Ishtar Gate, decorated with approximately one hundred and twenty lions which is why it is sometimes called the lion’s gate. Lionsgate Films brought us The Twilight Saga and The Hunger Games.
More than forty goddesses in Egypt were associated with lions or other felines. In Egypt, Asherah is equated with Qudshu or Qetesh, who was adopted by Egypt from Canaan. Her name means “Holy One” and she is the naked goddess of heaven and earth, love and fertility. In this stele she is holding a snake and riding a lion.
On the subject of goddesses, it was a meme even Stephen Colbert referenced that this super bowl was called the “Superb Owl.” Along with connections to secret societies, owls have always been associated with the goddess. In the Bavarian Illuminati, first level initiates were called Minervals after the Roman goddess and their symbol was an owl. The owl symbolizes going into the dark in order to find knowledge and exploring dangerous realms such as the “Abyss” in order to attain more wisdom. We see the owl a lot in the realm of conspiracy, including its most infamous use at Bohemian Grove during the Cremation of Care ceremony where “mock” sacrifices of children are given up to the owl-god in the forest.
There is a curious piece of art in the British Museum, called the Burney relief, depicting a winged, nude, goddess-like figure, flanked by owls, and perched upon supine lions. The actual goddess has yet to be identified and she is only called the “Queen of the Night”. Whether it represents Lilith, Inanna/Ishtar, or Ereshkigal, Inanna’s sister and Queen of the Underworld is under debate. This large plaque is made of baked straw-tempered clay, modeled in high relief. The figure of the curvaceous naked woman was originally painted red. So, here is a very early representation of the Scarlet Woman. She wears the horned headdress characteristic of a Mesopotamian deity and holds a rod and ring of justice, symbols of her divinity. Her long multi-colored wings hang downwards, indicating that she is a goddess of the Underworld. Her legs end in the talons of a bird of prey, similar to those of the two owls that flank her. The background was originally painted black, suggesting that she was associated with the night.
After Katy descended from the great cat like beast in the super bowl, she enters the icy chess board with her flaming dress. Her dancers are chess pieces and isn’t it interesting that we just had Tracy Twyman on the Freezone about her channeling of Baphomet and the game of chess was a big part of this. Check out an extended excerpt from Tracy's book here about what Baphomet had to say about the game here.
There is a book called Fire and Ice: The History, Structure and Rituals of Germany’s Most Influential Modern Magical Order: The Brotherhood of Saturn. The book is about a secret society with an emphasis on Saturn, sexual mysticism, and Neitzschean Thelemism. Saturn is the Titan, Kronos; Time, the Grim Reaper and the baby eater. His symbol is the black cube and in esoteric geometry, the hyper cube is the infinite prison. The god Saturn would also fit in with the aristocratic cannibalism theme of the lion/sphinx. Saturn has also been associated with Satan for numerous reasons. Many authors argue that the word Satan is derived from the word Saturn whose color is black like Satan. Also, Ancients considered Saturn to be the farthest planet from the sun, the latter being associated with the principle of God.
The Pepsi super bowl commercial, “Halftime Touches Down”, begins with a lone Pepsi machine standing in the wilderness which is abducted by a blue beam. The Stanley Kubrick movie, 2001, A Space Odyssey, begins with a black monolith standing alone and approached by cave men. The black monolith represents mankind’s next leap in evolution. The monolith also has special meaning to the technologically focused, dark occultist group, the Temple of Set.
In Aleister Crowley's work, The Vision and the Voice, there is a passage about the black cube. “Pass thou on, therefore, O thou Prophet of the Gods, unto the Cubical Altar of the Universe; there shalt thou receive every tribe and kingdom and nation into the mighty Order that reacheth from the frontier fortresses that guard the Uttermost Abyss unto My Throne.”2 The United Nations meditation room is a bare wedge-shaped room with and an eerie stone altar. Is this not the location where “every kingdom and nation” are initiated into the order? Remember the United Nations was the perfect job for the weird cannibal sisters from Kerth Barker’s book who found out that, in the end, they had to “Work Bitch”.
In the early 1950s, Dag Hammarskjöld, second Secretary-General of the United Nations, spearheaded a campaign, supported by the multi-faith “Friends of the UN Meditation Room” group, to revamp the room. Mr. Hammarskjöld personally planned and supervised in every detail the creation of the room which reopened in 1957. Hammarskjöld said he had a very strong feeling about the spiritual world and he felt that it should be the center of the United Nations. But what kind of spirituality did he have in mind? In his note to visitors of the Meditation Room, Hammarskjöld said this: “But the stone in the middle of the room has more to tell us. We may see it as an altar, empty not because there is no God, not because it is an altar to an unknown god, but because it is dedicated to the God whom man worships under many names and in many forms.” In the center of the room he placed a six-and-half-ton rectangular block of iron ore, polished on the top and illuminated from above by a single spotlight. This block, which was a gift of the King of Sweden and a Swedish mining company, was the only symbol in the Room. Mr. Hammarskjöld described it as “...a meeting of the light, of the sky, and the earth... it is the altar to the God of all.... we want this massive altar to give the impression of something more than temporary...”. The God of all, according to Thelema and the T.O.T.O, is again, the Hidden God, Pan, whose name means “all”.
The Meditation Room is in the shape of a trapezoid. This geometric shape, called a frustrum, is of interest because of its dark spiritual connections. It is the pyramid with the capstone missing, a shape that will never reach God. In the 1950s, Anton LaVey, formed a group called the Order of the Trapezoid, which later evolved into the governing body of the Church of Satan. LaVey, writes about the occult study and cataloging of the subjective/objective impressions and manifestations which occur within an “angular” environment which he sums up in his principle known as the Law of the Trapezoid, which states: “All obtuse Angles are magically harmful to those unaware of this property…”
For Katy Perry’s last number, she appeared as the pentagram goddess riding the Blazing Star. You can check out all Freeman’s work about the Blazing Star of Freemasonry and the Goddess Columbia here. But, what does the fiery star mean to the O.T.O.? Starfire Magazine is the official journal of the Typhonian O.T.O. In occult terms, the original Star Fire was the lunar essence of the Goddess, the menstrual blood and other fluids were called “Elixir Rubeus”, and regarded as fluid intelligence. Menstruum contains the most valuable endocrinal secretions, especially those of the pineal and pituitary glands and was drank in a ritual ceremony called the Black Mass, after which the Catholic Mass is said to have been modeled. The fluids were collected from sacred priestesses referred to as Scarlet Women (a title Crowley gave to all his female sex magick partners) or Grail Maidens.
Since my recent research had been so close to the symbolism we saw in the Super Bowl, I was invited as a guest on Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis and he asked what we might see in the next Grammy’s. Among other things, I said if it were in keeping with the O.T.O. theme, we would need to see a representation of their horned god, Pan, who is called the “Hidden God.” The pagan religions of the Middle Ages worship both the horned god and the Triple Goddess. The “great god Pan”, the horned deity, represented Saturn in ancient paganism. This half-man half-goat creature is considered the ancestor of our modern depictions of Satan.
“Pan was a composite creature, the upper part–with the exception of his horns–being human, and the lower part in the form of a goat. The pipes of Pan signify the natural harmony of the spheres, and the god himself is a symbol of Saturn because this planet is enthroned in Capricorn, whose emblem is a goat”
- Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages
At the beginning of the 2015 Grammy’s, AC/DC played Highway to Hell while the audience wore light up Devil horns. Other performances paled in symbolism to Madonna’s. She sang a song called Living for Love, as the Scarlet Woman of the evening surrounded by bulls in diamond masks. In the ancient Canaanite religion, the bull was symbolic of El (a deity with lion feet) and his son Ba'al Hadad, and they both wore bull horns on their headdress. Along with the lions on the Ishtar Gate of Babylon, are two more curious creatures. One, an extinct type of bull called an auroch, and the other a type of dragon, a chimera, with the head and neck of a serpent, the paws of a lion, the tail of a scorpion, and the talons of a bird of prey similar to the Burney relief. The dragons are associated with Marduk, the patron god of the city. The bulls are symbolic of Adad, the god of storms, fertility of the land, and the harvest. He is also called Hadad or Ba’al. The word “cannibal” is said to come from the words “Canaan-Ba’al”.
It is believed the Carthaginian and Ammonite bull god, Moloch, was a representation of Saturn because he devoured children. Moloch worship was practiced by the Canaanites, Phoenicians, and related cultures in North Africa. Moloch was worshiped with a particular kind of child sacrifice. He appears in the Bible where God says: “And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Moloch.” (Leviticus 18:21) Moloch appears in a passage on King Solomon's religious failings: “Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.” (1 Kings 11:7)
Moloch comes from a Semitic root word, mlk, which also means “king”, and “Ba’al” means “lord” so it can get confusing. MLK is combined with the Hebrew vowel, “Bosheth” meaning “shame” or “disgrace” to make Moloch or Molech. Depictions of the god include a giant bull statue, glowing red from the flames stoked beneath him. His arms are either stretched out, pointing down to a fire pit where children could be placed in his hands and slide down into the fire, or he had cubicles in his body where babies could be placed to roast.
So what does ancient child sacrifice and cannibalism have to do with the pop culture rituals we see today? What does it all mean? Basically, we are seeing ancient bloodlines, who some people call “the Illuminati”, who are willing to sacrifice their own young for more power and personal longevity and the culmination of their “Great Work” is global slavery.
- The Cry of the 1st Aethyr, Which is Called LIL