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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Kings of Memphis Revisited

Memphis Arena and Ramses Statue (6th Largest Pyramid in the World)

Back on January 10th of this year (2008), I wrote about Elvis, Memphis and Tigers [here]...I think it's time to revisit MEMPHIS again...with the announcement today that a new pyramid has been discovered in Egypt.

The 4,300 year old site discovered several months ago, is located in Saqqara, the necropolis area of ancient MEMPHIS.

"The pyramid is said to belong to Queen Sesheshet, the mother of King Teti who was the founder of the sixth dynasty of Egypt's Old Kingdom."

With the arrival of the new SUN King [Legendary SUN Records is located in MEMPHIS], Barack Obama; it is important to keep track of the myriad of symbolic "gestures" that bring us to this moment in time.

The 1968 site of MLK's assassination in Memphis.

Obama gave his acceptance speech for the party nomination during the 40th Anniversary year of the death of Martin Luther KING, one of his numerous assassinated icons (the others being Abraham Lincoln & John F. Kennedy). King of course was killed in MEMPHIS, the Lorraine Motel (which would become the National Civil Rights Museum in 1991, the same year Memphis unveiled the Pyramid Sports Arena) . Lorraine is significant as because of it's connection with the Cross of Lorraine, which is often associated with The Knights Templar, The Freemasons, The Catholic Church and Hermetic alchemists (when drawn symetrically it respresents "As Above, So Below").

It is also important to remember the Middle Eastern/Templar roots of the original "Assassins" the Shia Muslem sect and thier charismatic Iranian leader Hasan-i Sabbah.

The Templar/Freemasonic connection with Egypt is well documented, and the blog "Modern Knight Templar" provides this rather insightful post:

During their two hundred years in the Middle East the Knights Templar became aligned and associated with the spiritual tradition of Egypt by two different streams of influence. The first of these streams was the gnostic Johannite Tradition, which the Templars inherited in the Holy Land. Before being assimilated into the Templars the Johannite teachings had moved down a long line of Grand Masters that included John the Baptist, Jesus, John the Apostle and Mary Magdalene. According to legend, both John the Baptist and Jesus had spent time in Egypt and channeled the accumulated mystical wisdom they had received there directly into the Johannite data banks. Jesus accomplished this through his disciple John. Jesus was initiated into the ancient Osirian priesthood – possibly during a ceremony in the Great Pyramid – and when he returned to Palestine he transferred the power and wisdom he had gained to John the Apostle, who then passed it down the line of Johannite Grand Masters to the Templars.

The second stream of Egyptian influence that found its way into the Knights Templar catechism came via a Sufi order known as the Al-banna, “the Builders,” which was the order of Sufi Freemasons. The Al-banna was founded by the Egyptian Dhu’l-Nun, who became a Sufi only after spending his early years studying the esoteric hieroglyphs covering the temples of Egypt and the gnostic manuscripts of Thoth-Hermes. He eventually became initiated into the Egyptian tradition of builders, which was patronized by the “Master Carftsman,” the deity Ptah-Sokar-Osiris, and contained many mystical degrees of advancement. Dhu’l-Nun ultimately took his knowledge of Egyptian masonry into Palestine and formed the Al-banna, which in turn built many of the Islamic sacred structures in the Holy Land, including the Al-Asqa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock. When the Templars were given the Al-Asqa Mosque to live in by King Baldwin II, it is believed that they spent many hours studying the architecture of the Dome of the Rock while also receiving special training by members of the Al-banna. The masonic wisdom the Knights gained was later used in the development of Gothic architecture, which would sweep Europe, as well as in the development of Speculative Freemasonry on the continent. There is reason to believe that the first three degrees of Speculative Masonry, known as the “Blue Degrees,” were adopted directly from the Al-banna and Dhu’l-Nun, who had adapted the degrees from the Egyptian Masonic tradition he was initiated into. They were called blue degrees in honor of the Egyptian masonic patron Ptah, whose sacred color was blue. Ptah was also associated with the star SIRIUS [the DOG STAR], which was known among the Egyptian masons as Sa Ptah, and this is why the star eventually became an iconic image in most all lodges of Speculative Freemasony. Finally, the legend of the Master Builder Hiram Abiff studied by the Speculative Freemasons was an adaptation of the myth of Ptah-Sokar-Osiris that had been studied by the Egyptian masons.

Other notable Memphis Kings? Elvis of course , B.B. KING, and the professional wrestler Jerry "The King" Lawler.

Memphis sports legend "The King" adorned in Templar/Crusade inspired top

In 1982, Lawler had a notorious feud with comedian Andy Kaufman. At the time, Kaufman wrestled women as part of his skits and had declared himself the Intergender Heavyweight Champion. On April 5 (14 years and one day after MLK's murder), Lawler, who had taken exception to the skits, wrestled Kaufman in Memphis. During the course of the match, Lawler delivered two piledrivers to his opponent, sending him to the hospital. On July 29, Lawler slapped Kaufman in the face on an episode of Late Night with David Letterman. Kaufman responded by throwing his coffee on Lawler. (Years later, Lawler appeared as himself in the Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon; and according to the movie, Lawler's feud with Kaufman was kayfabe.)

(Jake Kotze fans might appreciate the "Man on the Moon" connection here which also resonates with JFK/KING KILL 33.)

We cannot forget the recently "uncovered" (?) plot by two neo-nazis to go on a murder spree which was to culminate with the assassination of Obama...the men were captured in Crockett County, Tennessee (just NE of MEMPHIS) around BELLS [Nazi Bell? Liberty Bell?]; the hometown of one of the two men.

The recent and unsolved murder of Anne PRESSLY whom incidentally attended Rhodes College in Memphis before landing her bit part in Oliver Stone's "W."...Stone, we will all remember gave us the epic "JFK".

Another potential KING connection, falls yet again into the brutal slaying category. The 7 year old nephew of Academy Award winner and former American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson was shot in multiple times (perhaps even in the head...the ritual execution style signature related to the Masonic Hiram Abiff story) on or about October 24th...his name, Julien KING. Ms. Hudson's mother and brother were found dead in their home in CHICAGO [Obama's home state]. King's body was found 3 days later in an abandoned car after a massive search.

We most certainly can't avoid the PHOENIX connection either, as the Mars Phoenix spacecraft was declared dead...and, as Goro Adachi noted and Christopher Knowles reminds us; the Phoenix project was launched on Barack Obama's 46th Birthday, August 4th.

KING Curtis & The Kingpins "Memphis Soul Stew" King died at the hands of a knife to the heart...


Michael said...

This keeps getting stranger - great research, Todd.

Concerning the Hudson murders, I did a bit of research. Jennifer lived in the South Chicago neighborhood of Englewood (Angel wood) which also happens to be a town in New Jersey, on the Hudson! We both know my own preoccupation with the Hudson River being a symbolic Jordan.

Englewood is right similar to England (Angel land) and the leading suspect is William Balfour. Lord Balfour was the author of the Balfour Declaration:

"The Balfour Declaration of 1917 (dated November 2, 1917) was a classified formal statement of policy by the British government stating that the British government "view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people"... The declaration was made in a letter from Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour to Lord Rothschild (Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild), a leader of the British Jewish community, for transmission to the Zionist Federation, a private Zionist organization." --Wikipedia

All VERY strange. Cheers, Michael

Sergio Alexis Florez Ortiz Jr said...

good post