In Richardson’s Monitor of Freemasonry, an authoritative reference sourcebook, we are told that in the ritual for the Masonic degree of Most Excellent Master of the Royal Arch Mason, all present are required to give a „Sign of Admiration or Astonishment.” It is explained that this sign is similar to that gesture expressed by the illustrious Queen of Sheba on her first viewing the fabulous edifice of Solomon’s Temple.1
In Duncan’s Masonic Monitor and Guide the group present for that same degree ceremony is further told that this sign alludes to „the wonder and admiration of our ancient brethren who were present to view the interior of that magnificent edifice (Solomon’s Temple) which King Solomon had erected, and was about to dedicate to the service of the Supreme Being.”2
The arms raised with the palms of the hands facing forward is a supplicatory gesture, meaning passive acceptance, surrender, or an appeal for mercy. Caesar, in his Gaelic Wars, noted the use of this sign by Gaelic women, who apparently were signaling subjection to, or acceptance of, their Roman conquerors.
A single hand raised with palm outward represents a hand to heaven acknowledging the gifts or help received from extraterrestrial sources. It can also mean invocation, the calling down of powers or energy from the heavens or from ethereal sources (hell). Yet another meaning is that the hand with all five fingers showing, palm outward, indicates that one is giving honor and admiration to the Underworld Deity. Its essential meaning:
Pharaoh Ramses paying homage to the God Horus, son of Osiris, the sun God deity symbolized as the all-seeing eye in the capstone on the U.S.A.’s dollar bill. Quite possibly, the Masons’ Sign of Admiration and Astonishment came from practices of adherents to the old Mystery Religions of Babylon and Egypt. (From book, Other Worlds, Hilary Evans, Readers Digest Books, 1998)
On all occasions when the Egyptian high priest was called to officiate, he wore his robe of office, the spotted leopard’s skin. The priest then led the rituals in worship of the „Hidden One,” the concealed mystery divinity, known esoterically as Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun. Here we see the priest, attired in leopard’s skin, hands upraised, palms outward, exactly as is done in various Masonic, Rosicrucian, witchcraft, Thelemic, and O.T.O. rituals to this day. (Hislop’s, The Two Babylons, p. 45)
As we shall see in this chapter of Codex Magica, this sign has been displayed in public media by Presidents, presidential candidates, Prime Ministers, and many other VIPs throughout history including the Emperor of France, the Freemason Napoleon Bonaparte.
Clinton the Devil, President of the U.S.A.
President Bill Clinton was named Time magazine „Man of the Year” in 1993. On the Time cover making the announcement, President Clinton’s head was pictured with the „M” in the Time masthead of the magazine stretched and appearing to be two horns on Clinton’s head.3 Were the magazine’s editors telling us that Clinton is the devils’ man, or was it some strange coincidence?
Even more weird and dramatic, inside that same issue was a photo of Clinton in his Oval Office holding his hands and arms in the Masonic display of the sign of admiration. Now, get this: carved on the President’s desk in the Oval Offices directly in front of Clinton is the eagle, in the presidential seal or logo, with its face turned to the left. But on the carpet just in front of the desk one finds the presidential seal facing toward the right: Two eagles, each facing in the opposite direction.
This is clearly the double-headed eagle of Freemasonry, a symbol representing the Serpent, honored as the Sun God in the Mystery Religions with its eagle-like, all-seeing eye. In other words: Lucifer! Solar God of Bill Clinton and the Illuminati.
Meanwhile, in Clinton’s left hand (see page 183 below of Codex Magica) is a rose —sign of the Illuminati’s blood covenant and the Rosicrucian Order. You will also find here a photo of former Yugoslav Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic, likewise holding a rose in his hand, the right hand. In Satanism the left-handed path is the most magical and powerful, but more evil. Clinton (left-hand) is still today recognized by the world as a great leader. Milosevic (right-hand) is in disgrace, in a prison cell, after being felled by Clinton and his Illuminati cohorts, proving that it’s not nice to attempt to doublecross your Illuminati overlords, Mr. Milosevic!
In this chapter you will find not only Bill Clinton, Slobodan Milosevic, John Kerry, and others giving enigmatic ritual messages, but, also, we will examine other signs in which the Illuminati signal with the arms and either or both hands.
Likewise, Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith gave this sign while under siege of a lynch mob at the Nauvoo, Illinois jail where he had been incarcerated.
Smith knew that the angry mob was comprised mainly of Freemasons because he, too, had been one of them until he was excommunicated. The Masons didn’t take too kindly to Masonic Brother Smith’s stealing their symbols and ceremonies and incorporating them into his Mormon (LDS) Church rituals.4
As Joseph Smith lay dying on the jailhouse floor, he cried out, „Is there no help for the Widow’s Son?” This is the enigmatic saying taught Masons, stamping Smith as a follower of the Great Goddess, patroness of the Masonic fraternity. The Bible in Revelation 27 refers to her as „Mystery, Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots.”
John J. Robinson, author of a celebrated book, Born in Blood defending Freemasonry and blasting its critics, also referenced the Grand Hailing Sign of Distress sign taught in the 3° ritual:
Note that Robinson makes mention of the „penal sign, the hand signal based on the penalty of the Master Mason’s oath.” In Codex Magica, you will see several examples of this signal, including a photo of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and one of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
In his book Freemasonry, Jack Harris, a former Master Mason who renounced the Order after converting to Christianity, quotes at length the ritual according to the State of Maryland’s Masonic Manual.6 That manual assures the Mason that at his death, if his good works are sufficient,
According to Harris the ritual continues as follows:
Mikhail Gorbachev, Soviet President and Chairman of the Communist Party, visits the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York City. The presiding head of the organization proudly shows him a copy of the very first edition (1921) of Foreign Affairs, the CFR’s official journal which has annotated notes of Vladimir Lenin written by him personally on the margins of some pages. Lenin obviously was a servant of the llluminati, too.
Note that the awed Gorbachev respectfully gives the Illuminist/Masonic Sign of Admiration and Astonishment with his right hand, only this time it is lain on the display case parallel to the „sacred” document to which his focus and devotion is directed.
Newly elected President Bill Clinton holds out his arms in the Masonic gesture of admiration and astonishment. Was it just his joy at becoming President, or was Clinton paying homage to the entity represented by the combined double-headed eagle carved on the front of the wood desk and imprinted in the Great Seal logo on the carpet? (From Time magazine, January 4, 1993, p. 29)
Slobodan Milosevic, President of Serbia, holds a rose aloft in his right hand signifying he is an initiate of the Rosicrucian Order. Milosevic failed to carry out the wishes of the Illuminati to the letter. Therefore, in this same issue of Time, he was called „The Butcher of The Balkans” and the „high priest of ethnic cleansing.” Later, Milosevic was arrested, thrown in prison, and tried by an international court for supposed „crimes against humanity.” (From Time maga/ine, January 4, 1993, p. 45)
Satanic, muddle-headed rock’n’roller Ozzy Osbourne, who once bit the head off a bat at a rock concert and sometimes led altar calls for the devil, raises his hands at a White House dinner hosted by President George W. Bush and wife, Laura Bush. Osbourne was so happy to be invited, he arrived early. Bush, at the podium, publicly recognized and applauded Ozzy and told him how much Bush’s mother, Barbara, enjoyed his albums!
This is Senator John Kerry, arriving in Ohio for a campaign stop while running for President of the United States in 2004. See how Kerry’s hands and arms are extended in salute to the sun, as its rays burst through the clouds. A sun worshipper? Strange, unless one understands that it is entirely possible Kerry was giving the Masonic sign of adoration and admiration to the one the scriptures call the „Prince of the power of the air” (e.g. Satan!).
Interestingly, neither the caption of the Time magazine (March 15, 2004) photo nor the accompanying article gave any clue or mention at all of why Kerry’s arms were outstretched in this position.
In this celebrated painting, The Battle of the Pyramids, by Baron Antoine Jean Gros, Napoleon is shown presenting the Masonic and Rosicrucian sign of astonishment or admiration at the sight of the marvelous sight of the pyramids of Giza. From written historical accounts, we know that the French Emperor did, indeed, experience feelings of amazement and admiration upon viewing the spectacle of the Egyptian pyramids.
This particular sign can be accomplished either with the left or the right arm extended and the palm facing toward the object of admiration, or astonishment.
This illustration in Richardson’s Monitor of Freemasonry (1860) shows the Master Mason giving the „First Sign, or Due Guard” with his hands upright „in the manner of giving the grand hailing sign of distress.” Compare this with the image inscribed on the cave stone above.
This Goddess statuette was on display in the chambers of Alex Sanders, well-known British warlock (witch) as he led a witchcraft ritual. Witches worship both the Goddess and the horned, male God. (Photo: Witchcraft, Magic and the Supernatural, Octopus Books, Hong Kong, 1974)
Instructional material for educators in the Fort Worth, Texas, Independent School District included this drawing of 13 Goddess worshippers (13 comprise a witches coven) on a succession of six circle platforms paying homage to the Sun. The illustration originally came from an Italian foundation dedicated to the work of New Age evolutionist and educator Maria Montessori.
In the Babylonian religion, as the initiate entered into the „Mysteries,” part of the ritual was the drinking from the cup of the Woman (the Goddess). Here, in this ancient woodcut we find a supplicant kneeling while raising his hands in submissive fashion after just drinking from the cup.
The priest (at right) appears to be administering an oath while offering an oblation—perhaps a wafer, piece of bread, or honycomb—with his left hand. (Kittos’ Biblical Cyclopedia; reprinted in Alexander Hislop’s The Two Babylons, First Edition 1916, American Edition by Loi/eaux Bros., 1916)
Former President Bill Clinton gives the Sign of Admiration as he views a painting of the late President Harry Truman. Both Clinton and Truman were initiates of the Masonic Lodge, and, by giving this sign, Clinton is acknowledging the Masonic achievements of his predecessor, Harry S. Truman, 33°.
The Clintons were visiting the Harry S. Truman Little White House Museum in Key West, Florida. (Photo: Florida Keys News Bureau, in Austin American-Statesman, January 23, 2005, p. A2)
A dockside member of Greenpeace, the radical environmentalist group, hails the organization’s sea-going vessel. Almost all environmentalist organizations are funded and run by the Illuminati. Members are ignorant of this behind the scenes influence.