19 London - Secrets in Plain Sight

Uploaded by Secretsinplainsight on 27.10.2010

I discovered a long distance alignment that leads from France to the United Kingdom. This
one begins very close to Chartres in both time and space. Chartres cathedral was built
at the same time as Bourges cathedral and is only a hundred miles away.
When I was studying Bourges cathedral, I kept thinking about the connections between the
founders of the Gothic style and the Templars. So I drew a line in Google Earth from the
central entry of Bourges cathedral to the entry of Rosslyn chapel in Scotland.
So what? You can draw a line between any two points. But you won't believe what the line
passes directly over in London...the Headquarters of the United Grand Freemasonic Lodge of England.
The United Grand Lodge of England is the main governing body of Freemasonry within England,
Wales, and much of the former British empire. The building is on Great Queen Street, no
less. UGLE as the organization is known seems to
be a fitting acronym for its ugly-as-sin container, historically third on the site since Masonic
meetings first started here in 1775, a year before the American revolution. Perhaps some
of America's Masonic founding fathers planned the revolution here, I'm not sure.
When the Templars were around they controlled a sizable district less than half a mile away
in the City of London. The Temple includes Temple Church, the adjacent
Middle and Outer temples, and a host of related buildings.
The Templars themselves said they designed the round portion of Temple Church after the
Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem which also features a rotunda. Perhaps politics
motivated them to claim Christian provenance for their temple.
Long-time esoteric researcher John Smout says a better geometric comparison is between Temple
Church and the Dome of the Rock which seems to have a high degree of correlation with
the round church's ground plan. This makes more sense to me as the Templars did take
their name from the Temple mount in Jerusalem. Case in point, they were never known as the
Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Whichever building was ultimately their template,
the Templar influence was so powerful that they actually got the Patriarch of Jerusalem
to come to London and consecrate Temple Church in 1185.
Temple Church was brought to the public's attention in The Da Vinci Code where it was
the scene of a shootout amidst marble effigies of medieval knights.
The Temple served at times as the residence of Kings and representatives of the Pope while
Temple Church itself served as a depository bank.
I believe Smout's geometric analysis of Temple Church is right on the money, if you'll pardon
the pun. The Temple plan is laid out with triangles
and squares, which we know from studying Chartres Cathedral have hidden significance. Triangles
and squares are arranged in such a way as to depict three cubes.
The symbolism of three cubes is something we've seen before in the George Washington
Masonic National Memorial. I believe three cubes symbolize the holographic
nature of the universe: the human, planetary and stellar scales resonating as a fractal
structure. As above, so below. My reasons for coming to this unusual conclusion will
become apparent in the Paris episodes. After the Great Fire of London in 1666, Sir
Christopher Wren was chosen to redesign St. Paul's cathedral. He oriented St. Paul's in
line with the axis of Temple Church. Extending beyond St. Paul's we see the alignment continues
to the Bank of England. The Bank was chartered in 1694 during the
construction of Wren's cathedral. More than just a local branch, the Bank of England is
the central bank of the whole of the United Kingdom and is the model on which most countries
modern central banks are based. The Bank of England is literally the mother of all banks.
Recall how the Templar's meteoric rise in power came in part by becoming the first transnational
bank, and how Temple Church itself acted as a bank whilst housing both royals and Papal
representatives. By tracing the alignment from Temple Church
to the Bank of England through St. Paul's Cathedral, we draw a connection between Templars,
the modern banking system, and the Church: three powerful bedfellows.
The Bank of England presides over a street pyramid in the heart of the City of London.
The symbolism of the Bank over a pyramid suggests a hidden power relationship analogous to the
House of the Temple presiding over the pyramid of Washington DC. After all, pyramids are
clear symbols of hierarchy and one can read it as control from the top down.
The base of the pyramid contains the London Stone, said to be the rock from which all
distances in the United Kingdom were measured. The Romans laid this foundation stone in London
just as they had done earlier with the Umbilicus Urbis Romae.
You could say this pyramid was built on a rock-solid Roman foundation.
Some of the greatest secrets are hidden in plain sight. Isn't that strange? I mean if
you ran a secret society, why painstakingly encrypt your greatest truths in alignments,
city plans, and in architecture? I would have thought there were better ways of keeping
secrets. There must be some kind of power gained or
maintained by hiding these truths out in the open where many can see, but few understand.
Sir Christopher Wren was a brilliant mathematician, astronomer, geometer, and architect. He was
an enlightened man who clearly excelled in the Seven Liberal Arts.
St. Paul's cathedral is the most important building of Wren's architectural career. Stephen
Skinner pointed out in his book Sacred Geometry that the length of St. Paul's including its
entrance steps measures 555' and that this distance is equal to the height of the Washington
Monument. Recall how triple 6's and 5's are encoded
in this singular measure as 6660" = 555'. St. Paul's length therefore symbolizes the
relationship between macrocosm and microcosm. The distance from the floor of the cathedral
to the top of the cross on its dome is 365', matching the height and symbolism of the Sun
Tower at Chartres. St. Paul's is one of the few places we're
not surprised to see the English foot used as the unit of measure.
Trying to decipher London from another angle, I was looking at Buckingham Palace and wondering
about the perfectly straight axis called the Mall in front of it. Wanting to trace where
this obvious gesture leads I need to ask where does the Royal axis go?
It appears that the Mall leads to the Admiralty Arch but then the axis seems to fade away
in the confusion of buildings along the Strand. Or does it?
Tracing the axis beginning at Buckingham Palace, passing over the Victoria memorial, traveling
along the Mall, going under the Admiralty Arch and through the buildings on the Strand,
the axis arrives precisely at Temple Bar. Temple Bar was a gate designed by Sir Christopher
Wren to ceremonially bar access to the City of London. It got the name Temple from being
directly in front of the Templar compound. The Temple was taken over by the Inns of Court
after the Templars were ousted in 1307. The Middle Temple and Outer Temple are two
of the Inns of Court to which all barristers in England must today belong.
In fact the phrase The Bar, meaning the legal profession as a whole, can be traced back
to Temple Bar. Wren's gate is no longer there but tradition
and the law remain. Traditionally, the Lord Mayor would offer the Sword of State to the
Queen when she passed through the gate as a token of loyalty.
It is a little known legal fact that the monarch may not enter the City of London without the
permission of the Lord Mayor of London. What's up with that? I always thought the Queen was
the one in charge. You might be surprised to learn the The Lord
Mayor is not the Mayor of London, nor is The City of London the same as Greater London.
Confused? The law can do that. The person the Queen bows to is the Lord Mayor
of London. He's the guy who runs the City of London Corporation, a tiny private jurisdiction
that covers only about one square mile. The Wealthiest Square Mile on Earth as it's often
referred to is the sovereign state within Greater London whose boundary closely follows
the ancient Roman walls of Londinium. In Isaac Newton's day there were more than
200,000 souls living within the Square Mile but now that figure is down to less than 10,000.
Today the tiny City of London has become a leading center of global finance. Other powerful
sovereign cities within cities that come to mind are of course the United Nations Headquarters
and Vatican City. This concludes our brief tour of London. Where
we're going next is a bit of a mystery.