Exploring the Importance of the Double-Headed Eagle
This post is the next installment after the Destruction of Russia post. It will expand on the concept hinted at previously and will merge with some of the more esoteric writings which have been shared here on POM. The focus will be on the double-headed eagle symbol and its importance to the lines of fragmentation and division in the historical and material world.
The history which I am attempting to present is huge and complex. It mixes both historical facts, esoteric knowledge, and the patterns and trends which can be mapped through shifting power dynamics and symbols from 3000BC to the present time. It will span empires and dynasties.
As we move back and forth through history and begin to understand the spiritual heritage of Man, the reader will experience profound realizations about the truth which has been hidden right in front of us, as well as the ultimate purpose of a process which has been corrupted beyond recognition.
The double-headed eagle symbol is best known as the emblem of modern Russia, where it was inherited from the Royal House of Romanov, which was overthrown and exiled with the Bolshevik Revolution. It is also widely known as a symbol of the Scottish Rite Masonry, and more specifically as the ensign of the Order of the Royal Secret.
Notice the double-headed eagle with humanoid body, representing the alchemical transformation from this seal of the Assyrian King Ashur. Also notice the templar crosses at the bottom.
The double-headed eagle in its esoteric and alchemical forms also represents the Philosophers Stone. This stone, which is said to be both material and spiritual, is also the elixir of life, the fertile soil from which the spirit-body grows, the instrument by which all transformations were empowered, and was made of such common material that it was rejected and ignored by the ignorant and profane.
It was also called “lapsit exilis”, meaning “a stone fallen from heaven”. Heaven is of course the source of light, which comes from the fire of the sun. Light became stone.
An anonymous German philosopher described the Philosophers Stone as:
“One, [and] the medicine one, which, however according to the philosophers, is called Rebis (Two-thing), being composed of two things, namely, a body and a spirit (red or white)…Rebis is two things, and these two things are one thing […] which is called Elixir […] the nature of sulphur and mercury above ground, while underground they become gold and silver.”[NOTE: As referenced in the post The Destruction of Russia, after the Bolshevik Revolution the remnants of the Russian government waged an internal war to regain control of the country. The Bolsheviks were of course known as the Reds and the government forces were known as the Whites. The Russian government used the double-headed eagle symbol as their emblem. The Bolsheviks represented the corrupted body and the Whites represented the uncorrupting of the spirit. This is only the beginning of the connections and non-coincidences throughout the history of the world.]
The German philosopher added:
“Know that the secret of the work consists in male and female, i.e. an active and a passive principle”.
As such, we can determine that the Philosophers Stone is created through the unification of two opposites for the purpose of creating a third thing, which is a perfected thing. The corruption of this process is known to us as the Hegelian Dialectic. A thesis which is in opposition to the antithesis facilitates the creation of the synthesis, which is the unification of the two.
This is one of the most important aspects of everything we will be reviewing and learning in the coming months in this series. It is important that we understand the difference between the external version of the process and the internal version. External will represent a corruption of the uncorrupted internal.
The external thing is unperfected while the internal is a perfected thing.
The world adversarial force which we reviewed in the last installment is focused on the manifestation of a corrupted material existence. It is the gravitational pull, temptation, and challenge which encourages the internal process to learn and develop.
The obvious example which we can reference regarding the male and female aspects of the secret work is found through the external representation of the “straight and queer” cultural engineering. What is meant to be an internal unification of our male and female (active and passive) characteristics have been externalized in a corrupt form which further erodes the creation of the perfect thing. This corruption extends its influence across the political sphere as well through the left and right ideologies which are so oppositional in the modern world that it could be leading us down the road to massive civil unrest and war. This includes the growing division between the sexes and the corruption of all things related to sex as the ultimate expression of love for the purpose of unification.
Those who control and encourage this false Christ paradigm of externalized un-perfection are unable to understand that you cannot create perfection in this world, and any attempts to do so will only spread corruption and the pain associated with spiritual failure. Perfection is only possible within each one of us independently, but in unison together.
The same logic and pattern applies to the over-quoted Scottish Rite Masonic slogan “Order Out of Chaos”. The ignorant and unknowledgeable promote this deep esoteric phrase as a simple material world process by which elite rulers intentionally create chaos so an engineered and ordered solution can be provided which will trick the masses into accepting that which they would never accept otherwise.
The reversal of intent and purpose which takes place when we transition from an internal cornerstone (spirit) to an external cornerstone (body) is as corrupt as the dark heart of a lowly creature that lurks in the shadows in shame and defiance of the light. The spiritual cornerstone will hold the weight of the temple which is rebuilt within. The material cornerstone will hold the weight of a corrupt church building which serves as a reversal of the light within.
The double-headed eagle motif is one of the oldest symbols known to man. As far as we can tell it first appeared in the Early Bronze Age in Mesopotamia. An ancient scroll with a seal containing the double-headed eagle told of the foundation of the city of Gudea.
From there it began to appear throughout the Hittite culture and empire. It has been found on clay seals which appeared to serve as a form of currency. This will be important to remember for later in the series when we come back around to the importance of the restructuring of the international monetary system.
Outside of its esoteric and alchemical purposes described above, the double-headed eagle was used on ancient and monumental architecture, on seals, personal and national emblems, as well as Royal flags and banners. Being the oldest Royal crest in existence, it was found at the entrance to gates and doorways to palaces and other sanctuaries. It marked the passage through and beginning of something important.
It also was used by the Byzantine Empire, the Holy Roman Empire (which isn’t the Roman Catholic Church), the Russian Empire, the Habsburg Dynasty, Islamic Seljuk Turks (which were Sunni but slowly began to be heavily influenced by Shiite), it was the coat of arms of the Crusaders and eventually represented the Knights Templar. It has also been used in the Mayan and other American aboriginal cultures. Even ancient India used the symbol.
American Aboriginal Representation
We will explore each of these in more detail in further articles but for now we can touch on a few important facts. The double-headed eagle was used as the emblem of the last dynasty of the Byzantine Empire. The Paleologo Dynasty came to power after the fourth crusade in 1261AD and recaptured Constantinople for the purpose of uniting the Eastern Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church. The use of the double-headed eagle to represent this unification purpose (as in the alchemical reunification) is a theme we will encounter again and again across thousands of years.
Russia first began using the double-headed eagle in 1497 under Ivan III (Ivan the Great) who was the first Tsar of Russia and expanded the Russian influence over a large territory. Ivan was married to the Byzantine princess Zoe Paleologa. We will see endless examples of how the symbol of the double-headed eagle has been passed from empire to empire and culture to culture. Each time it stands in defiance of the world adversarial force which is the externalization of the corrupted man.[NOTE: This adversarial force can be associated with a single-headed eagle as opposed to the double-headed eagle. The esoteric and alchemical differences are profound as the double-headed eagle represents the spiritual destiny of man and the single headed eagle represents the material man with no spiritual consideration.]
Roman Empire Eagle
Symbol for the Gospel of St. John
Eagle Symbol from Nazi Germany
It was also the emblem of King Frederick of Prussia who made considerable efforts to unify the fragmented Holy Roman Empire (once again, not the Roman Catholic Church). King Frederick was the one who sanctioned the use of the double-headed eagle by the Scottish Rite through the French Masonic Authority called the Council of the Emperors of the East and West. Another reference to some form of unification.
Further down the road I will make the case that the Protestant Reformation coincided with a split and fragmentation in Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite and the York Rite represent the two big divisions within the masonic dogmas. This oppositional relationship was further expanded with the French Revolution and can be traced through the years as Royal House stood against Royal House and the world shifted gears through major war periods, the establishment of central banks, and the industrial revolution.
Fragmentation (division) and unification (the perfected thing) are themes which we have discussed widely here on POM. These themes keep emerging from the fog of history. Historical researchers, anthropologists, and archeologists can find no meaning or purpose for the broad and expansive use of the double-headed eagle throughout world history. The fact that is has been used in such important places adds even more mystery.
We have only started to scratch the surface of this topic in these last two posts. – JC
JC Collins can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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