May 12

Illuminati Symbols


Bank of America


Planning/Knowledge is the first fresco in a sequence of 3.


Starting at the top; in the sky is a black sun.  There is a persistent belief in alchemic and hermetic tradition in the existence of two suns; a hidden one of pure "philosophical gold," consisting of the essential fire conjoined with aether, and the apparent one of profane "material gold." The "dark, consuming fire" of the material sun leads to its being called the "Dark" or "Black Sun" [1].  The black sun is the only one which can be seen in the fresco, but initiates of the mysteries will note that a second  'invisible' sun in the west is creating shadows on the ground.

Below the Black Sun a woman is suspended, as if dancing, within a transparent cube by an invisible puppet master.  The cube is all around her, it is a prison which she cannot see or touch; it is the matrix of the material world, which is represented as a cube in the occult.  There is an empty yellow brick road which winds into the background beyond the pyramid, but no one is following it to find and expose the man (Rothschild) behind the curtain.

Dancer and Reader

A man outside of the matrix is reading a book, indicating knowledge.  He is sitting on green grass; green is the typical colour of the third or sublime degree of a Master Mason, alluding to his discovery of the characteristics of divine truth, his belief in the immortality of the soul and his hope of a resurrection [2].  Close by is a burning bush, which is of great importance in Masonic ritual, especially for the 33rd degree, whose members are considered to be “near the Burning Bush”.

“In the third Exodus it is record that, while Moses was keeping the flock of Jethro on Mount Horeb, “the angle of Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush”, and there communicated to him for the first time his Ineffable Name. This occurrence is commemorated in the Burning Bush of the Royal Arch Degree. In all systems of antiquity, fire is adopted as a symbol of Deity; and the Burning Bush, or the bush filled with fire which did not consume, whence came forth the Tetragrammaton, the symbol of Divine Light and Truth, is considered in the advanced degrees of Freemasonry, like the Orient in the lower, as the great source of true Masonic light; wherefore Supreme Councils of the Thirty-Third Degree date their balustres or official documents, “near the B.B.” or Burning Bush, to intimate that they are, in their own rite, the exclusive source of all Masonic instruction”. [3]

Smoke from the burning bush indicates that a strong wind is blowing towards the west.  William Wilmshurst writes of masonic initiation:

The Instruction Lectures of the First Degree (unfortunately not used in some Lodges), contain a curious reference to the blowing of the wind, which must puzzle a good many minds.  What has the wind to do with Masonic work, and why should it be particularly favourable to that work when blowing from East to West or vice versa?

The wind referred to is not the atmospheric breeze. It is that Wind (Pneuma) which "bloweth where it listeth" ; the Wind of the Spirit ; the currents of Divine Energy.

The "East" and the "West" are not our ordinary geographical directions of space. In Initiate and Biblical language, as in the quarters of the Lodge, the East is the realm of Spirit and Light ; the West that of Matter and Darkness, the place of the disappearing sun . Man partakes of both ; he is polarised east-west, as Spirit-Matter in one.

When, mystically, the wind blows east-west, a current of Divine Energy has set in towards the west, stimulating, vitalizing and enlightening it.  When it blows west-east, man has himself directed a current of aspiration from his own spirit eastwards to God.

The wind is therefore said to be specially favourable to Masonic work when blowing from either of those points of the mystical compass. When the Mason sends up his aspirations to the heights, as he should perpetually be doing, he is as a dynamo generating and transmitting an electric current upwards ; that is, eastwards . When the Divine Fire descends upon himself, a similar current has set in westwards . It is written elsewhere and in the same sense, "As the lightning shineth from the east unto the west, so is the coming of the Son of Man" into the personal consciousness. [4]

On the left (west) of the frescoe is a series of steps; they appear to be discontinuous unlike the masonic stairs, which are a classic symbol representing the path to illumination/Illuminati through the mysteries of Masonry.  Does this indicate the inaccesibility to the profane of this pathway to enlightment?  Do the Illuminati believe they have effectively blocked the path to spiritual awakening for the majority of the population?

Masonic stairway on the right shows the path to enlightment

Below ground level (in the trenches of psychological warfare?) are men dressed in suits; their leader looks a lot like Adam Weishaupt. They are discussing the masonic youth who appears to be the main character of the fresco.


The Masonic boy is standing on a checker board floor of red and white; his feet are at 90 degrees;

Q. On your return to the Lodge, where were you placed, as the youngest Entered Apprentice?

A. In the northeast corner, my feet forming a right angle, my body erect, at the right hand of the Worshipful Master in the east, an upright man and Mason, and it was given me strictly in charge ever to walk and act as such.” [5]

Masonic Boy

The boy is wearing a blue trench coat.  When a Freemason has attained the rank of a Master Mason he is then entitled, after a period of one month, to be exalted into a Royal Arch Chapter in order to complete fully his Master Mason's Degree.  The higher Royal Arch degree is usually refered to as "The Red Lodge" from the colour of the trim on the aprons. The Craft lodges (first three degrees) have blue trim on their aprons and are refered to as "Blue Lodge" [6].  The boy likely represents a low level initiate Freemasonry (De Molay Society or similar) , which is unsurprising as only adults would be initiated into The Red Lodge.  His face is expressionless, which may indicate that he is controlled.

Note; the Mason sitting by the burning bush is dressed in blue and red, also the Masonic planners are dressed in blue suits and red ties.

Aprons of the Blue Lodge (the first 3 degrees) and the higher Red Lodge (Royal Arch Degree)

On the right (in the east; the realm of Spirit and Light) of the fresco is a translucent red rectangle, which covers the boy's left eye.  The shape of an angel (a watcher) is present to the boy's left and a single eye looks out from what appears to be the angel's hair.  My guess is that the translucent red recangle represents the highly secretive and senior society of Masons, namely the Rosicrucians.

Angel in red

Is the boy a front man leader for The New World Order?  Some people have speculated that he may be Prince William.  Finally the smilarity to the blond boy in one of the murals at Denver Airport is a feature of the frescoe to note.

Denver Airport Mural : Blond boy in traditional Bavarian costume (indicating Bavarian Illuminati?) hammers a sword into a plough share.



  1. Wikipedia, Suns in Alchemy, 17 May 2012, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sun_%28alchemy%29
  2. The Masonic Trowel, 17 May 2012, http://www.themasonictrowel.com/Articles/Symbolism/lodge_files/red_and_blue_lodges.htm
  3. Albert G. Mackey, Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Part 1, http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/mackeys_encyclopedia/b.htm
  4. Pheonix Masonry, 17 May 2012, http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonic_initiation/the_wind.htm
  5. Malcolm C. Duncan, Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor, http://www.sacred-texts.com/mas/dun/dun02.htm
  6. Sussex Masons, 17 May 2012, http://www.sussexmasons.org.uk/about-royal-arch-masonry.html