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ONCE DELIVERED TO THE SAINTS
"Shock & Awe" in the KJV-Only Camp
OCCULT SYMBOLS IN GRAIL RIPLINGER’S
“Of the books you read
please do take heed...
There are wolves who pretend,
play the part, act the role,
King James pose, wear sheep’s clothes.”
“‘This she-wolf is a reward to my kinsmen.’”
(In Awe of Thy Word, pp. 34, 515)
Is Gail Riplinger just dabbling in Kabbalah or is she a “Christian Kabbalist” whose hidden agenda is to introduce Christians to the occult methods used by Jewish Kabbalists to interpret Scripture? If Mrs. Riplinger is, in fact, functioning as a “Christian Kabbalist” in the Christian community, we would expect to find Rosicrucian symbols and concepts in her book. In fact, there are many Rosicrucian symbols, motifs and code words subtly incorporated throughout In Awe of Thy Word.
The examples in the following pages are representative of numerous others in the book. Most of the occult symbols are cryptically embedded in the text and artwork of In Awe of Thy Word. Displaying some of these symbols will hopefully make Gail Riplinger’s readers aware of her modus operandi. Occult symbols from various other sources have been included for comparison purposes.
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Eph. 5:11
THE RED ROSE
SPIDER WEB PENTAGRAM
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW
THE ROSE CROSS
PYRAMIDS, SQUARE & COMPASS
THE SOLAR LOGOS
THE HOLY GRAIL
As shown in Chapter 1, many pages of In Awe of Thy Word have the text aligned in the shape of the Holy Grail. The “G” and “Z” pages of the appendix, “THE KJV’s ABCs,” show the text configured as a Grail:
The “Z” page emphasizes “Zion,” which the Grail bloodline is taking over through military means in order to enthrone their False Messiah in a rebuilt Temple of Solomon:
“...‘Z’...has the active, pointed confrontational face, seen on zealots like Zelotes. ‘Zeal’ pictures the busy zigzag sense of ‘z.’ In Hebrew, the letter Zayin which looks like a club or hatchet and also means ‘weapon.’ This is carried into Zion which means ‘fortress’; Zebah which means ‘slaughter’; Zabbai pictures its ‘roving about’ zigzag nature.” (Awe, p. 1153)
Looking at the shape of the letter ‘G’ caused Gail to see God there:
“Gg The visually Grand, Great, and Gigantic letter ‘G’ frequently communicates what its size implies, and that is, greatness and grandeur....
God is seen in ‘God,’ ‘Godhead,’ ‘Holy Ghost,’ ‘godliness, and ‘godly’... The profile of G for ‘God’ gives a view of the throne C and the book ך ‘And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book...’ Rev. 5:1.” (Awe, p. 1129)
Freemasons believe the ‘God’ incarnated the Letter “G” which is why “G” is their ‘Great Letter,’ just as it is Gail Riplinger’s Great Letter:
“Thus, in the course of the degrees, the Great Letter has descended from heaven to earth, as if to show us the deep meaning of Masonry.. ...God becomes man that man may become God...meanings and much history are thus gathered into the Great Letter, some of it dim and lost to us now. In our Lodges, and in the thought of the craft today, the Letter ‘G’ stands for Geometry, and also as the initial for our word for God. Now for one, now for the other, but nearly always for both, since all Masonry rests upon Geometry, and in all its lore Geometry is the way to God.” (Short Talks on Masonry, “The Letter ‘G’”, pp. 2-3)
Visualizing God in the shapes and profiles of letters also borders on Margaret Magnus’ Kabbalistic concept that gods indwell the letters, which may explain why God forbade His people from even thinking about Him in terms of the shape of any thing:
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.” (Exod. 20:4)
“Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.” (Acts 17:29)
Eliphaz Levi mentioned among the various meanings of the Masonic Great Letter “G, the “Generative Principle”:
“G which Freemasons place in the centre of the Burning Star signifies Gnosis and Generation, the two sacred words of the ancient Kabbalah.”
Gail Riplinger includes “generations” among the meanings of the Great Letter “G” and illustrates the generative principle with a fertile womb: ——>
“Genesis 2 continues ‘g’s grandiose sense with ‘grow,’ ‘goeth,’ ‘gold,’ ‘generations,’ and ‘ground’ (the great big earth is round).” (Awe, p. 1129)
According to the Quatuor Coronati Lodge, the Great Letter “G” originally represented the Earth Goddess, “Gaia,” whose worship involved ritual sex and cult prostitution:
“In its original form the letter G was held to be sacred by the Pythagoreans; it was the initial letter of the Earth Goddess Ge or Gaia in whose honour the Eleusinian mysteries were celebrated;...” (“The Letter G” )
MORE HOLY GRAILS IN AWE OF THY WORD
What is the ‘Holy Grail’?
The Merovingian Mythos & the Mystery of Rennes-Le-Chateau
Chapter Seven: The Enigma Decoded ‡ 205
far the most corroborative evidence for my theory is the articles in Vaincre,
which I have already described in great detail.
206 ‡ Merovingian Mythos
“So in other words, Plantard was saying that that the ‘Devil’ is really a black stone that contains ‘energy’ or power, and that there is a ‘bastard race’ which descends from this stone. This is exactly what I submitted earlier regarding the Grail stone and its identity with Satan. I suggested that this stone might be buried at Rennes-le-Chateau, in an underground tomb or temple. The same was hinted at by Plantard, who wrote that the ‘Roc Noir’ is in Rennes-le-Chateau.’
Chapter Seven: The Enigma Decoded ‡ 207
Only for the Initiated
“Perhaps the most evocative lines in this new Vaincre article are the last two:
“‘In our own time the ARCH extends over a large part of the world It is from its summit that the heads of state will come to search for PEACE.’ To me, this indicates that the Priory of Sion considers the ‘Holy Land’ of Rennes-le-Chateau to be the foundation - point of an empire that not only existed in the past, but also one that will exist again in the future. The use of ‘Ab Urbe Condita’ by the Priory, referring to the foundation of Rome, says to me that they are, as they have stated in their own documents, planning a resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire through the United States of Europe. But in order for this to occur, I assume, the treasures of Rennes-le-Chateau would have to be revealed to the world. This would no doubt have a shocking impact upon the collective psyche of mankind, for it would cause us to re-evaluate not only our understanding of history but our political, religious, and philosophical tenets as well. It would be especially shocking if it was proven that direct descendants of Satan are alive today, many of them in positions of power, using their positions to bring about a resurrection of the antediluvian golden age and the empire that ruled over that epoch.
“The thing most consistently said about the Holy Grail, whether it is depicted as a cup, a stone, a bloodline, a secret doctrine, or an ancient tomb, is that it contains the secret of earthly power, either for good or for evil. He who controls the Grail controls the world. He becomes the ‘Rex Mundi’, the inheritor of Satan’s title ‘the Lord of the Earth’, and the embodiment of the Priory of Sion’s ‘Grand Monarch’ concept. It is no wonder, then, that groups like the Priory, the Templars, the Freemasons, the Nazis, the Vatican, MI5 and the CIA have struggled over the centuries to possess it. When the secret of the Grail is finally revealed, it will unleash a force as mighty as any the Earth has ever seen. The power of the Grail is, as we know, a boon to the elect, and a curse to the uninitiated. It is therefore not to be trifled with. The unveiling of the Grail could be the most glorious event in known history. It could also be one of the greatest disasters.”
THE RED ROSE
A red “English Rose” is displayed under a Grail or inverted triangle which references the Song of Solomon 2:1 – “I am the rose of Sharon...” with reference to the King James Bible along with the statement: “Tyndale and Coverdale saw the opening of the petals of the prize English Rose.”
The “Red Rose” is a cryptic reference to the Order of the Rosy Cross and the Merovingian/Dragon/Serpent Bloodline.
Is Gail stealthily conveying the idea that the KJV is a Rosicrucian Bible?
The Merovingian Mythos & the Mystery of Rennes-Le-Chateau
By Tracy R. Twyman
Chapter Six: The Hidden Stone ‡ 180
“...another Priory document, Le Serpent Rouge. The setting of the poem clearly takes place in Rennes-le-Chateau, and the main character is a mysterious ‘friend’ whom the author describes as ‘…like the pilot of the imperishable Ark…’. As the poem continues, it makes two mysterious references to ‘the line of the Meridian’ (the ‘Roseline’). There is also a repeated use of the phrase ‘deliver me from the mire, so that I do not sink’, another seeming reference to the Flood. Then, towards the end, the narrator states that the sky ‘opens its floodgates’, a clear allusion to the biblical Deluge. The poem seems to be saying implicitly that Noah landed near Rennes-le-Chateau. This is a document written by the Priory of Sion itself! It is worth noting here the fact that one of the townships near Rennes-le-Chateau, spelled ‘Arques’, is actually pronounced just like ‘ark.’ Then there is that painting, The Shepherds of Arcadia, which depicts a mysterious tomb within the landscape of Rennes-le-Chateau. In it, the mountain of Cardou is featured prominently.
181 ‡ Merovingian Mythos
“Does this imply that Cardou is the ‘Arca-Dia’—the Ark (vessel, prison, or tomb) of ‘God’ (the lord Satan)? Notably the word ‘Cardou’ can, like ‘Grail’ (‘Gar-Al’), be broken down into syllables that in certain languages mean ‘vessel’ (‘Car’) and ‘god’ (‘dou’, which sounds like ‘dieu’, the French word for ‘god’). And if Cardou is the location of the sacred tomb supposedly lit by an ‘inner sun" (the Grail Stone), which Rosicrucians symbolized as a ‘rose’, this may explain why the meridian which purportedly passes through it is called the ‘Roseline.’
182 ‡ Merovingian Mythos
“Recall that in The Legends of the Jews, Louis Ginzberg described how Cain and his descendants purportedly wound up inside the ‘Arka’, writing that ‘The earth opened her mouth and swallowed up the four generations spring from Cain -- Enoch, Irad, Mehujael, and Mathushael.’ Five generations. Five kings of the Cainites. Five mountains in the pentagram at Rennes-le-Chateau. Are these things all coincidences?
“I submit that the five mountains of Rennes-le-Chateau contain the royal tombs of Cain and the four generations of kings that succeeded him. The tomb of Enoch also contains the tablet of Enoch, which was written on the stone from Heaven - the Holy Grail. It was believed that this stone somehow contained the living essence of Cain’s ‘Grail cup’, the ‘Vessel of God’ (the true God, Satan). Because of the legend that Satan and the Cainites were imprisoned in the center of the Earth by the other ‘God’, Jehovah, the ‘Arka’ became remembered as a prison as well.
“The stone was believed to contain the wisdom of Enoch, and this is the source of the stories about the tombs of Hermes and Christian Rosenkreutz, both of which purportedly contained the treasure. The stone was associated this the alchemical ‘Philosopher’s Stone’, and thus the symbol of the ‘Black Sun’, the ‘inner sun’, or the ‘rose’ came about - said to light the inner world of Agartha, the tomb of Osiris...”
THE SCARLET THREAD
The opening pages of Gail’s book introduce a “The Scarlet Line” of Bibles wherein are veiled “mysteries” and the “deep and secret things” which will be “unveiled” to the reader through “computational linguistics” as interpreted by various Kabbalists. Riplinger’s “word-for-word and letter by letter collation of ancient and early Bibles” (many out of the corrupt Alexandrian stream) reveal the “untold, underground hidden history of the Bible” (which means there is no historical evidence for her claims).
“This is the first book to unveil treasures in the word of God, using tools from the new field of computational linguistics…
“This book is the first and only history of the Holy Bible based on a word-for-word and letter by letter collation of ancient and early Bibles…This is the untold, underground hidden history of the Bible, written, not by this author, but by the Bibles, their translators, and the martyrs themselves – Christians who died rather than corrupt one word… A history of the Bible must come from the Bible itself.” (pp. 6, 7, emphasis in original)
The many charts in the book also present, in the author’s words, a “scarlet line of letters,” which have nothing to do with the “scarlet line” of redemption found in Joshua 2:18, 21, as she claims, and everything to do with the “Rose Line” or “Merovingian bloodline” of the Rosicrucians who were practitioners of Kabbalah.
“THE SCARLET LINE” OF BIBLES
“The charts bound in this book are windows to the past. Like Rahab, they ‘bound the scarlet line in the window’ to show the people of God the safe haven (Joshua 2:18,21) The charts’ scarlet line of letters, like our Saviour’s life-preserving blood, binds the words of each successive Bible from the most ancient to the King James… Wycliffe said that to peel a thread from any word is to begin unraveling the entire holy garment of Scripture (On the Truth, p. 2)...
“The KJV weaves a tapestry with the scarlet thread. Instead, new versions ‘weave the spider’s web...Their webs shall not become garments.’ (Isa. 59:5,6).” (Awe, p.7-8)
A sewn-in scarlet red satin ribbon page marker along with red highlighting throughout In Awe of Thy Word reinforces the scarlet thread theme.
In Awe of Thy Word, pp. 6-7 (enlarged)
In the third Rosicrucian Manifesto, The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosencreutz, Christian Rosencreutz, tied a “Blood-red Ribbon bound-cross-ways over my Shoulder” – a red ribbon in the form of a cross – in preparation for the Sacred Marriage rite. The terms “alchemical wedding” and “sacred marriage” signified the union of Protestantism and Hermeticism, which will be the end result of Gail Riplinger’s Kabbalistic teachings in the King James Only community, hence the blood-red ribbon and scarlet thread motif throughout her book.
Gail identifies the scarlet line with Rahab, the harlot in Joshua 6, and associates the line of scarlet thread with ‘our Saviour’s life-preserving blood.’ However, a scarlet thread also appears in Genesis as a competing lineage for the messianic birthright. Chapter 38 gives the account of the birth of twins to Tamar, Er’s widow, who was impregnated by her father-in-law, Judah:
“And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah.” (Gen. 38:24-30)
As a matter of fact, the Merovingian tribe of Dan, which claims to have descended from Dardanus, the founder of Troy, whose father was Zarah, claims the messianic birthright from Judah through Zarah on whose hand the scarlet thread was bound.
“Dardanus Founder of Troy, son of Zarah, Proginator of the Zerahites and Electra, of the Pleiades, was born in Eygpt and from Crete, Greece, Samothrace in the Aegean and died in 1449 B.C. in Dardania at the foot of Mount Ida.” (Ancestors of: Dardanus, Founder of Troy)
American pop stars wear a red string bracelet as an amulet to ward off evil. Among these celebrity practitioners of Kabbalah are Madonna, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, and Olympics silver medalist, Sasha Cohen.
Love Amulet on Red String
Star of David Charm on Red String Bracelet
“The key to making the amazing Red String Bendel work is to transfer part of your own energy to the red string - transfer the feeling that you can ward off evil. The string is the talisman to make it happen. The Red String Bendel is as powerful as the individual who wears it.”
The Kabbalah Center promotes this pagan amulet/talisman by identifying it with Jacob’s idolatrous wife, Rachel:
Rachel and The Red String
“The Red String has been used as a tool of protection for centuries. The practice, developed by the sages, involves winding the red string around the tomb of the great Matriarch, Rachel located in the Land of Israel. The string is then cut it into pieces and worn on the left wrist. The left hand is considered by Kabbalah to be the receiving side for the body and soul. By wearing The Red String on our left wrist, we can receive a vital connection to the protective energies surrounding the tomb of Rachel. It also allows us to take Rachel
’s powerful protective energy with us and draw from it anytime.
“Kabbalists believe that by seeking the Light of holy persons, such as Rachel, we can use their powerful influence to assist us. According to Kabbalah, Rachel represents the physical world in which we live. Her greatest desire is to protect and defend all of her children from evil. When we tie The Red String to our left wrist, while reciting the powerful Ana Be
’Co ’ach prayer on this card, we seal her powerful protective energy within as it intercepts negative influences intended to cause us harm.”
The Kabbalah Center fails to inform their victims that Rachel’s pagan idols brought a curse upon her:
“And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father
“And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said, Peradventure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me. With whomsoever thou findest thy gods, let him not live: before our brethren discern thou what is thine with me, and take it to thee. For Jacob knew not that Rachel had stolen them. And Laban went into Jacob
’s tent, and into Leah ’s tent, and into the two maidservants ’tents; but he found them not. Then went he out of Leah ’s tent, and entered into Rachel ’s tent. Now Rachel had taken the images, and put them in the camel ’s furniture, and sat upon them. And Laban searched all the tent, but found them not. And she said to her father, Let it not displease my lord that I cannot rise up before thee; for the custom of women is upon me. And he searched, but found not the images…
“And Rachel died, and was buried in the way to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem.” (Gen 31:19, 31-35, 35:19)
In another instance of misappropriating a Biblical character to legitimize the Kabbalah, Madonna changed her name to “Esther” to reflect her conversion from Roman Catholicism to Jewish Kabbalism. In the Old Testament, Esther was the Jewish queen of Persia (modern Iran) whose intercession led to the royal decree authorizing the Jews to slaughter their enemies throughout the Medo-Persian Empire. The name “Esther” is an English transliteration of “Ishtar,” the Persian Mother Goddess worshipped by Jewish Kabbalists whose mystery religion was adopted by their Jewish ancestors during their captivity in ancient Babylon. The Jews who chose not to return with Nehemiah to Israel but remained in Babylon, which was later conquered by the Medes and Persians, would be the carriers of the Babylonian mystery religion back to Israel.
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