Codex Magica: Secret Signs, Mysterious Symbols, and Hidden Codes of the Illuminati Texe Marrs

ELEVEN
„Cross My Heart and Hope to Die”—The Mysterious „X” factor

An X is an ancient symbol for change or transformation.. .long associated in medieval and renaissance art with the coming of the Messiah who shall make all things new.
—Jim Tresner, 33°
Scottish Rite Journal

The Illuminist/Masonic meaning of the X is simply this: It is the sign of Osiris, the great (Egyptian) sun God
—Texe Marrs
Dark Majesty

The sign, or letter X, has a long history of use in the Ancient Mystery Religions, in apostate Judaism, in Freemasonry, and in the occult. The Illuminati elite use it to this day to symbolize key phenomena and mark significant events.

The mysterious letter X seems to take on a wide and varied life of its own, with or without the secret aid of the elite sponsorship. Mark Euston, of the Christian Intelligence Resource Network, in a letter to the author, detailed some of the many examples of the use of the letter X. For example, the well-known science fiction TV show, The X Files.

Pornographic movies are rated X and the more sensational movies in the raw flesh category are touted as XXX, or triple X. Euston noted that we have the Microsoft Corporation creation of X-box, the movie X-Men, off-brand products are called „Brand X,” and of course, there is the U.S. terrorist prison camp, Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo, Cuba. Today’s youth have been called Generation X, and a lot of folks are concerned about a planet, or star, reported to be speeding toward us called Planet X that has occult significance.

Euston asks about all the usages of X,

„Are these just strange coincidences, some type of mind control trigger, or a subliminal conditioning of some kind?”

Good question.

Another friend, Kathy Creek, wrote and asked if I had noticed the many new drugs being released by pharmaceutical firms with either a V, Z, or an X in their name? She mentioned an ad she had seen for Clarinex, an allergy drug that had a little sun sign used to dot the letter „i” in Clarinex.

John Myers, another astute friend interested in such topics, sent me a lengthy letter and included an excerpt from author Edward Waite’s reference book, A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. Myers wryly observed that, „generally, things that are bad are X-rated.” He mentioned, too, the interesting use of the letter X in the Rx of drug stores; the use of the four-letter, abbreviated word Xmas to replace Christmas, and the fact that, in Black’s Law Dictionary, it says that the sign or mark of X is sometimes made as a substitute for a man’s signature on legal documents.

And the continued use of the mysterious X abounds. Children at play can be heard to say, „Cross my heart and hope to die.” In the Greek alphabet, the letter Chi is denoted with the symbol X, and given the numerical designation of 600. The numeroligists say that triple X, then, would yield the number 666.

Black Muslim leaders obviously see X as a substitute name of great spiritual significance. Two well-known Black Muslim leaders have been named Malcolm X and Louis X, names they chose for themselves. The latter, who was born Louis Eugene Wolcott in 1933 in New York City, changed his name to Louis X after his conversion to Islam by Black Muslim leader Elijah Muhammed. Today, he is known as Louis Farrakhan. It is well-known that Farrakhan is a 33° Prince Hall Mason.


X as Symbol for the Sun God 

According to Dr. C.J. Koster, head of the Institute for Scripture Research in South Africa, X was the emblem of the Chaldean (Babylonian) sky God. Koster says that X was an ancient symbol of the sun deity and that the letter carried with it sexual connotations. In the old Semitic languages, X represented the cross.1

Freemasonry early-on latched onto this letter exactly because of its paranormal significance as a sign of Lucifer, the solar (sun) God. The Masonic Lodge also uses X because of its sexual meanings and its Babylonian origins. Writing in the Scottish Rite Journal, the official journal of the Mother Supreme Council, 33°, Jim Tresner discussed the use of X in the ritual ceremony for the 17°, Knight of the East and West.2

Tresner, a 33rd degree Mason, emphasized that the 17th degree ritual is „one of the most powerful and profound degrees of the Rite.”3

„Here,” said Tresner, „we encounter raw spiritual energy” and „we begin to glimpse the spiritual power which is available” to the person who is able to access it.4


X as Symbol of Transformation 

Tresner goes on to suggest that the X, representing the Roman numeral 10, also symbolizes the 10 yuds, or manifestations, of the Jewish Cabala’s Tree of Life (the Sephiroth). He notes that the candidate for this degree wears two cordons, one black in color, the other white, which symbolizes the duality of Masonic doctrine.

„The fact that they cross each other,” Tresner explains, „suggests the unions of opposites or equilibrium (Ordo Ab Chao).”5

„In crossing,” says Tresner, „they form an X shape.” X, he observes, „is an ancient symbol for transformation.”6

„This degree,” Tresner concludes, „provides a spiritual jolt or jump-start in preparation for the transformation, refinement, and redefinition to come.”7

Tresner chooses his words very carefully…and very deliberately. I believe he is telling the Masonic candidates that this degree, in which the mark of X is prominent, is to prepare them to wage war against Christians, and to exalt their Man-King as the events prophesied in Bible prophecy roll forward. Naturally, Tresner would probably deny this meaning, so I leave it to you, dear reader, to discern.

Page 158 from Richardson’s Monitor of Freemasonry, detailing the ritual ceremony of the Knights of the East and West. In this ritual, the sacred word Abaddon is expressed. Abaddon is a synonym for the name of the Devil who leads millions of demons out of the pit of hell to torment earth in the last days.


However, the Masonic author of the authoritative Richardson’s Monitor of Freemasonry, no doubt lets the cat out of the bag, so to speak, by detailing how, during this ritual ceremony for the Degree of Knight of the East and West, the Sacred Word is given to the assembled members of the Lodge. That sacred word is a shocker: It is Abaddon.

Yes, Abaddon is the Sacred Word for the Masonic Knights of East and West. And the Bible reveals exactly who Abaddon is in Revelation 9:11:

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Creek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

In Richardson’s Monitor of Freemasonry it is revealed that, following the announcement of the sacred word, Abaddon, the Lodge drama for this fateful degree provides a demonstration „intended to represent the end of the world.”8


How very appropriate. How very telling!


X Symbol in the Masonic Lodge

One thing is for sure: The Masonic Order uses the X not only for the revelatory 17th degree of Knights of East and West, but for others as well. In the Royal Arch’s Super-Excellent Master’s Degree, the First Sign given is the crossing of the hands over the breast/chest. This sign refers to the penalty assessed if any secrets learned are ever divulged.

Then, in the ritual ceremony for the Select Master Degree, the Second Sign is made by crossing the hands and arms just below the neck and dropping them downward quickly. Again, this is a reminder of the disclosure penalty, which is to have the body butchered and quartered.

In the ritual for the Intimate Secretary Degree, an X pattern is employed. Richardson’s Monitor of Freemasonry reveals what happens in the Lodge:

The brethren now fall, each on his right knee, and they cross their hands and hold them up so that the thumb of the right hand touches the left temple, and the left thumb the right temple…9

The X as Tumbling Cross and Sex Symbol

In ancient India, the X symbol was equated with the vajra (jewel-phallus). Probably, this is yet another reason why the Masonic Lodge adopted this symbol for many of their ritual activities. Masonry is, in fact, a deviant sex cult.

In her interesting encyclopedia called The Woman’s Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred ObjectsBarbara Walker calls the symbol the „Cross Saltire” which means literally „tumbling cross” or a cross performing a somersault. In this sense, it is decidedly antiChrist in nature.

The Church of Scientology, New Age in its beliefs, has as its logo a traditional cross (vertical) integrated with an X, or Cross Saltire.


X as Sign of Death


Finally, as if to signify the somber, ghastly meaning of the letter X in Freemasonry ritual, pomp and circumstance, it should be noted that upon his death, when the departed Mason’s body is given a Masonic funeral by the assembled brethren, with his immediate family in attendance, the X again comes into play. The Monitor of the Work, Lectures, and Ceremonies of Ancient Craft Masonry for the Grand Lodge of the State of New York in part describes the ritual and scene prescribed for funerals as follows:

The funeral honors are given by extending the hands toward the grave with the palms up, the brethren repeating in unison:


‚To the grave we consign the mortal remains of our deceased brother.’ The arms are then crossed over the breast, the left above the right, the fingers touching the shoulders…10

You’ll find among the photos and illustrations in this section one of horror novelist Stephen King seeming to emulate exactly this funeral procedure of crossing the arms (X), the fingers touching the opposite shoulder. Is King, the master of death literature, in fact taking on the image of death, the grim reaper? Does King believe that this publicly displayed ritual act by him confers on the famous novelist the „raw spiritual energy” mentioned by Masonic authority Jim Tresner, 33°?


X—The Egyptian Connection

From what source do the Masons draw for this funeral symbolism of the X? In my book, Dark Majesty, I explain the Egyptian connection:

In ancient Egypt, the mark of „X” and the symbol of cross-bones in the symbol of an X was very prominent in religious contexts. You can find the X on the walls of a number of ancient Egyptians temples and pyramids… It is the sign of Osiris, the great sun God

The ancient pharaohs, when they were buried, had the legs crossed in the form of „X” as a sign of devotion to Osiris.”

Today, as in ancient Egypt, Osiris the sun God is worshipped; now the homage and veneration comes from the Masons and their fellow Illuminists. These men mistakenly believe they are illumined (enlightened) by their solar deity, the Great Architect, Jahbuhlun, or Lucifer.

They have even arranged for Osiris’ watchful eye, the all-seeing eye, to be pictured on each and every U.S.A. one dollar bill. It is the eye in the capstone surrounded by the rays of the sun announcing to the whole world the coming of a New Age, a New World Order (Novus Ordo Seclorum).

The arm patch on the military uniform of Pakistan’s President, General Pervez Musharraf, tells a number of tales. Against a black, circle background we find the familiar crescent moon and star of Islam (actually, pagan origin, being representative of Diana, the witchcraft „star” and „moon” Goddess) as well as the two crossed swords (in the pagan era, a sign of Mars, God of war). It is doubtful Musharraf has any idea of the actual meaning of these symbols.

Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, has a fortune of some $18 billion—and a crown with an „X” in its centrum. (Majesty magazine, Volume 25, August, 2004)

The „X” Team? In Time magazine (July 14, 2003, p. 79), it was reported that Marvel Comics intended to publish a comic book that featured a resurrected Princess Diana with superpowers. The title of the first edition was to be „Di Another Day.”

The plot was to have Princess Di and a number of mutant, resurrected from the dead partners gallivant around the world performing feats for the good side fighting evil.

Princess Di and her mutant friends would all bear a logo on their chest of a (circle) sun sign with a bold red „X” superimposed on it.

Ehud Barak, a Freemason chosen Prime Minister of Israel in 1999, with his wife, Nava. This is a very staged „X.” Also significant is Nava’s earring, which has the emblem of the Masonic double-headed eagle. (Photo: Time magazine, May 31, 1999, p. 64)

Larry Summers, Secretary of the Treasury in the second term of the Bill Clinton Administration, signals to his associates in the Illuminati elite the strength of their Order. We see first his crossed „X” hand position, the left hand path dominant.

Then there is the pillar of strength of Jaquin and Boa/ origins, and finally the black and white checkered „treshboard” upon which he stands, the science of polar opposites, the Hegelian dialectic, the high Masonic principle of equilibrium. Summers is currently President of Harvard University.

Donald E. Graham, chairman and CEO of The Washington Post, in a staged setting in the newsroom. (Vanity Fair)

Sometimes, a person wears what they are! These photos of South Africa’s political leader Nelson Mandela (left) and Disney Corp. CEO Michael Eisner (above) paint a story by reference to the design on each man’s neckties.

Look close-up and the „X” and other llluminist symbols are clearly seen. (Vanity Fair, November 1997)

Noted Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi who specializes in buildings and structures housing museums.

Fortune magazine (December 20, 1999) had this rather unusual photograph picturing two CompUSA e-commerce subsidiary managers, Michael Laskoff (left) and Stephen Polly. The caption and article gave no clue as to why the two men are crossing their legs („X”) nor was there an explanation for the bizarre staging of what should have been your usual, stock business photo.

James Erwin, vice chairman of Bank of America, heads up the giant financial institution’s Dallas, Texas, operations. Is the „X” crossing of his legs just a „good old boy” gesture or an Illuminist fraternal sign?

Allen Ginsberg, in an enigmatic example of the X. With this photo-published in the obituary column of Newsweek (December 22, 1997)!— there was no caption, only Ginsberg’s laudatory obit. The magazine touted Ginsberg’s „genius” and praised him for his „hymn of alienation” during his earlier years—a valueless poem titled „Howl.” In fact. Beat poet Allen Ginsberg was a warped, child molester advocate who boosted NAMBLA, the North American Man Boy Love Association.

He was a reprobate pedophile, but a hero of Satanists, sadists, and assorted culture freaks, not to mention the Illuminati elite. In the years before his death, they rewarded him with a $1 million payment by Stanford University. In return, the University, a prime center of Illuminist instruction, got Ginsberg’s „papers,” which reportedly included ” 300,000 utility bills, newspaper clippings, paper napkins, concert tickets, and anything else the gay poet chose to save.”

Symbols galore adorn feminist Gloria Steinem’s apartment decor in New York. She’s wearing a black outfit with belt with a huge, round sun emblem and, naturally, her handsign is „X.” Now 70-years-old, Ms. Steinem, like so many other „chosen ones,” is not at all what she seems.

A former Playboy Club bunny, Steinem was covertly working for the CIA. She „founded” the radical agenda MS magazine reportedly with Illuminist funding and traveled widely in India. Her elitist role: Foster the anti-Christian, culture-destroying Feminist Movement.

Charlie Chaplin spoofs Adolf Hitler as Adenoid Hynkel in the film classic, The Great Dictator (1940). The hat he wears has two „X’s” while the double doors in rite scene have Rosicrucian rosettes on them. Charlie Chaplin was much more than simply a spoofing comedy genius. Born April 16, 1889, in London, England, to Jewish parents, at age 30 he cofounded United Artists, a major Hollywood movie corporation.

Strongly pro-Communist and Zionist, Chaplin had a penchant for teen-age girls that sometimes got him in trouble. The llluminati paid homage to Chaplin by adopting the actor’s „The Tramp” icon for TV commercials for global technology giant IBM. (Photo: Time magazine)

Charlie Chaplin in 1952 letting the whole world know just what he is—a devil in human form! This photo, by famous photographer Richard Avedon, ran in Time magazine (October 11, 2004), an Illuminist-shill publication.

Actress Marlene Dietrich, a tool of the OSS, the predecessor of the CIA, was a lesbian who privately snickered because Hollywood portrayed her as a sex symbol for males.

Allen Iverson, NBA Basketball star. Observe his deathhead skull tattoo and, of course, the „X.”

Rock’n’roller Tommy Lee embraces hip-hop entertainer Sean Combs in an „X.” Lee’s sign of the satanic pentagram tattoo on his left hand is also evident. (Photo: U.S.A. Today, June 4, 2001, p. 4D)

Famous horror film actor Boris Karloff, in the classic cinema, The Mummy, lays in the mummy’s crypt and symbolically crosses his arms („X”) just as was done in Egyptian ritual in the days of the Pharaohs.

Stephen King, whose novels on horror and terror invariably go to the top of the bestseller’s list. The caption of this photo, published in Newsweek (August 28, 2000, p. 45) reads, „It’s good to be King.”

These ancient Egyptian figures demonstrate how prevalent was Osiris’ sacred sign, „X.”

The mummy of Rameses the Great (1279-1213 B.C.) was found in this cedarwood sarcophagus. This pharaoh is thought by Egyptologists to be the ruler who enslaved the Israelites and forced them to build cities.

Painting from the Tomb of Rameses I, Valley of the Kings, West Thebes, in Egypt.

The figure at right (Luriferian angel?) has wings crossed in „X” fashion. This is said to be a secret, coded alphabet used by the clandestine Templars Order. (From Secret Societies, by Arkon Daraul)

These ancient Egyptian figures demonstrate how prevalent was Osiris’ sacred sign, „X.”

A real Egyptian mummy, arms crossed in honor of Osiris, divine Father.

Pre-Aztec figurine, today on display in Mexico, has arms crossed in „X” position.

Bronze figurine of the demon God Pazuzu, 800-600 B.C. Pazuzu is still secretly worshipped today by many.

Rosicrucian and other mystical orders emphasize the process of alchemy, mystical union that brings about cleansing and renewal. The goal of Illuminati alchemy is to realize a New World Order through destruction („cleansing”).

Thus, Ordo Ab Chao, order out of chaos. In this drawing from Mylius’s Philosophia Reformata (1622) the alchemical process is „Bath,” the union of Sol (Sun) and Luna (Moon). The „X” is the intersection of the two opposites.

Swami Bua, an Indian Hindu sage who, in 2003, claimed to be 115 years old. He crosses his legs in the X-configuration typical of Hindu gurus and swamis as they meditate and practice yoga.

Apparently, the Swami’s lifestyle does not a healthy nation make. According to statistics overall in India, the longevity rate is 23 years less than in North America (Photo: Transformation magazine, July-August, 2003)

Kali, merciless Goddess of death and destruction, metes out justice and balancing of karma to her victims. Observe the satanic sign of Kali’s left hand and her spinning on her finger of a sun sign.

Her color is blue, same color as the Blue Lodge of Freemasonry (first three degrees). The rose and the lotus are her flowers, also the same flowers represented throughout the occult world by many other individuals and groups.

The papacy often uses the „X,” as is demonstrated in the Dagon fish-hat of Pope John Paul II on the cover of The Pope Speaks journal.

The X symbol on the robe worn by Pope John Paul II is telling, as is the silver metal torch with its black flame. Silver is the metallic element of the ancient Goddess, which the Pope would recognize in the form of Mary, Mother of Jesus. The X, of course, represents the Father deity. Not the Father God of the Old and New Testament, but of Babylon and Egypt.

Georges Darboy, Archbishop of Paris in 1870. Observe the crossed hands (X) and the Il Cornuto horned devil sign given with the left hand as it holds the prelate’s hat. (From the book, How The Pope Became Infallible, by August Bernhard Hasler, 1981, Doubleday & Co., Garden City, New York)

This image was found under the root of a tree dug up in Roscommon in Ireland. It is made of brass. The gilding, however, is now almost worn off. It is on display at the Museum of Trinity College, Dublin.

„To this deity in particular they apply themselves for success when they go out a hunting or fishing, and for the relief of all such as are indisposed!”

— Miramba. (From the book, The Round Towers of Atlantis, by Henry O’Brien, published 2002; originally in 1834; Adventures Unlimited Press, Kempton, IL 60946)

Cover of a popular witchcraft publication in the U.S.A., Circle Network News (copyright 1994). Cernunnos, horned antler God of the forest, is at top with his arms folded („X”). The sun, sacred to wiccans is at center.

In this photo of the staff of Yale University’s Yale Literary Magazine (1941), the five young men in front are all giving a similar hand over hand („X”) signal.

The photo is significant because one of the students pictured (second from right, back row) is James Jesus Angleton, perverted Mason who was long-term Deputy Director of the CIA and was guilty of murder, rape, torture, treason, and numerous other counts of evildoing. It is also at Yale where the Order of Skull and Bones and other elitist groups initiate their recruits.

Pirates hoisted the Skull & Bones (the „Jolly Roger”) flags on their sea vessels. (Illustrations from book, Pirates and The Lost Templar Fleet, 2003)

The seal of Edinburgh University in Scotland.

Logo of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, a liberal institution in Illinois.

The Japanese army occupying the Philippines in World War II issued their own local currency. This 10 peso bill was found by American soldiers on the body of a dead Japanese soldier.

The „X” is apparently the Roman numeral for „ten.”

The „Cross of Burgundy” was two crossed sticks, in the form of an „X,” which became the emblem of the Nazi Wallonien Waffen SS Division, a group of French volunteers, led by Leon Degrelle, that fought on the Russian front against the Communists.

Its advocates claim the X design of the old confederate flag (the „stars and bars”) is adapted from the ancient and historic Saint Andrew’s cross. This is far from certain. The Confederacy was secretly supported by Jesuits, Masons, and Jews (Rothschild interests) all of whom were aware of its true, occultic origins. Moreover, the degree of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry emphasizes the X- shaped cross of Saint Andrew.

Illuminism in space: NASA patches are loaded with pagan, occultic, and Masonic meanings, including the X of Osiris, the Egyptian Sun God.

An X is formed as America’s top four politicians met at the White House to decide the fate of the federal budget. Obviously, this was a staged „photo op” event, but for Vice President Al Gore and House speaker Newt Gingrich to reach over the clasped hands of President Bill Clinton and Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole was a serious breach of etiquette. (USA Today, December 21, 1995)

Albert Pike, former Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite, in his book, Morals and Dogma, considered by many Masons to be their „bible” and guide for daily living, has this illustration of an „X,” in the form of a crossed gavel and a measuring stick, or rule.

Pike explains the illustration by suggesting that Force (the brute power of the people) must be regulated by the elite:

„The blind Force of the people is a Force that must be economized, and also managed… It must be regulated by Intellect.”


MORALS AND DOGMA                                                                                                              Page 80

hour; and hence, in several African dialects, as names of the Sun, Airo, Ayero, eer, uiro, ghurrah, and the like. The royal name rendered Pharaoh, was PHRA, that is, Pai-ra, the Sun.

The legend of the contest between Hor-ra and Set, or Set-nu-bi, the same as Bar or Bal, is older than that of the strife between Osiris and Typhon; as old, at least, as the nineteenth dynasty. It is called in the Book of the Dead, „The day of the battle between Horus and Set.” The later myth connects itself with Phoenicia and Syria. The body of OSIRIS went ashore at Gebal or Byblos, sixty miles above Tsur. You will not fail to notice that in the name of each murderer of Khurum, that of the Evil God Bal is found.



Har-oeri was the God of TIME, as well as of Life. The Egyptian legend was that the King of Byblos cut down the tamarisk-tree containing the body of OSIRIS, and made of it a column for his palace. Isis, employed in the palace, obtained possession of the column, took the body out of it, and carried it away.

Apuleius describes her as „a beautiful female, over whose divine neck her long thick hair hung in graceful ringlets;” and in the procession female attendants, with ivory combs, seemed to dress and ornament the royal hair of the Goddess. The palm-tree, and the lamp in the shape of a boat, appeared in the procession. If the symbol we are speaking of is not a mere modern invention, it is to these things it alludes.

The identity of the legends is also confirmed by this hieroglyphic picture, copied from an ancient Egyptian monument, which may also enlighten you as to the Lion’s grip and the Master’s gavel.

In his classic Masonic textbook, Morals and Dogma, Scottish Rite legend Albert Pike suggests that „This hieroglyphic picture, copied from an ancient Egyptian monument, may enlighten you as to the Lion’s grip and the Master’s gavel,” two standards of the ritual ceremony for the Master degree.

In the picture, the candidate, lying on the floor, is about to be „raised” by the powerful grip of the Lion’s paw. The lion is carrying in his right hand the Ankh, symbol of reincarnation, or regeneration. The „X” on the man’s chest tells us this is Osiris, the Sun God who was slain but arose from the dead, being pieced back together by his beautiful Queen, Isis.

Beginning on page 801 of Albert Pike’s classic textbook, Morals and Dogma, we find an explanation of the 29th degree, Grand Scottish Knight of St. Andrew.

Lisa Marie Presley demonstrates her cabalistic knowledge in this body pose in a news magazine, including the X sign of Osiris and the legs in diamond position. This body position emphasizes the sex generative energies. (Time magazine, April S, 2005)

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