King-Kill 33: Masonic Symbolism in the Assassination of John
Preface to King-Kill/ 33: James Shelby Downard's Vision
This excerpt from the essay "King-Kill/33" has been out of
print since 1987 and the publication of the first edition of
Adam Parfrey's conspiracy anthology, 'Apocalypse Culture.'
Subsequent editions of 'Apocalypse Culture' (including the
current Feral House edition), do not carry it.
The Campaign for Radical Truth in History
(http://www.hoffman-info.com) is pleased to make this
excerpt available once again, on the occasion of the 33rd
anniversary of the immolation of America's only Catholic
president, John Fitzgerald Kennedy. May his surviving
murderers be yet brought to justice.
Convicted Mafia hit-man Charles Harrelson, a suspected
Kennedy assassin, is incarcerated in a Federal prison for
the contract killing of a federal judge. (The suspect is the
father of "Natural Born Killer" movie star Woody Harrelson,
who was directed by "JFK" filmmaker Oliver Stone).
Journalists have thus far shown little interest in
attempting to interview the senior Harrelson and persuade
him to provide information which might lead to the arrest
and conviction of those responsible for Kennedy's killing.
The late James Shelby Downard's primal way of looking at
things, which is the way I think ancient man perceived the
world, encompasses a vision that detects every link and
every symbol, beginning with the significance of names, then
places and then the obsessive actions which stem from the
confluence of the two and which have come to be known as
ritual. Publisher Adam Parfrey, who first brought Shelby's
work to a mass audience, states:
"In Downard's writings, the products of his subconscious
bubble to the surface and catalyze painstaking research. The
collision of the poetic against the logical works especially
well in the field of conspiracy; it remains the freshest
approach to a field of inquiry..."
I remember sitting in Shelby's airstream trailer in St.
Petersburg, Florida in 1977, along with the great Fortean
philosopher William N. Grimstad and Charles Saunders, a
brilliant recluse who was a close friend of Jack Kerouac
toward the end of the Beat writer's life (a fact missed by
every one of Kerouac's numerous biographers; so much for
Shelby's conversation that day ranged from the occult
significance of the Theremin musical instrument to the
sorcerous implications of elevators, the relationship he had
with an evanescent rabbit named Petey; the sinister
connotations of the circus and the mystical topography of
the American Southwest, which Mr. Downard knew the way you
and I know our backyard.
As he fried our hamburgers, he regaled us in his
prospector's drawl with the hidden wonders of a tapestry of
coincidences which he wove from the seeming mundane details
of everyday living, into a magic carpet of incomparable
strangeness and peerless utility.
Parfrey spoke for many of Shelby's friends and associates
when he stated: "Downard has influenced me to look with
interest upon the details and the fantastic convergences of
For my money, James Shelby Downard is the one man most
intimately tied to the once and future November, on the
Camelot calendar's 33rd turning of the wheel, in this age of
the Revelation of the Method; the era of the deluge of
hidden facts made public, which Downard predicted would not
liberate us, but only enslave us further.
More than two decades ago he foresaw the coming of this time
as the fulfillment of the final dictum of the alchemical
rampage of the elephant Must Be; the behemoth run amok in
the fields of our nightmares. As the "X-Files" and the other
fictional TV shows which neither I or Shelby have ever seen,
purposefully muddy the waters with a flood of pop drivel
disguised as revelation, the actual truths are lost in the
James Shelby Downard looked forward to the time beyond Must
Be, to the era which will witness the return of could be.
After the coming cataclysmic chastisement has run its
cleansing course, we will once again wish upon a star and
dream a destiny free of the masonic chain that at present
binds our nation as tightly as the hangman's rope once bound
the rotted cadavers on Tyburn Tree.
Despite having been relentlessly targeted and attacked for
more than a half century, Mr. Downard, unlike poor Kennedy,
did trip the Harodim on the winding stairs and did slide
down the railing, like a child outwitting enormously big and
powerful bad guys, by the fortune which Providence reserves
for the guileless.
--Michael A. Hoffman II
Masonic Symbolism in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy
By James Shelby Downard with Michael A. Hoffman II
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The information I present in these pages on the Kennedy
assassination is well-known to certain news agencies who
have chosen to suppress it, just as the motivation for the
assassination has been plunged into cryonic secrecy. Masonic
betrayal of the "common man" involves archetypes of
fertility and death symbolism seemingly motivated to bring
about syncretism in opposing principles in order to green
Israel, rebuild the Temple of Solomon and establish a One
It is by way of Masonic sorcery that the union of opposing
principles is supposed to be brought about. The criminals
who stage-managed Dallas in the killing of Kennedy have
controlled the American people's will in exchange for a
sleep without nightmares. I publish this in the wake of the
situation Charles Seymour alluded to: "The moralist
unquestionably secures wide support; but he also wearies his
audience." Most Americans are beyond being tired; the
revelations have benumbed them.
Most Freemasons apparently have no idea of the evil that is
part of Masonry, and if they do know about it they don't
believe it. The same holds true for most members of the
"Clandestine Lodges" and Masonic-oriented fraternal
organizations as well as Androgynous Masonic Societies.
It is certain that onomatology, or the science of names,
forms a very interesting part of the investigations of the
higher Masonry.... --(Encyclopedia of Freemasonry)
When the ancients saw a scapegoat, they could at least
recognize him for what he was: a pharmakos, a human
sacrifice. When modern man sees one, he does not, or refuses
to, recognize him for what he IS; instead he looks for
"scientific" explanations-to explain away the obvious.
--Thomas Szasz, (Ceremonial Chemistry)
The "science of names" word wizardry forms only one segment
of the science of symbolism used by Masons. The JFK
assassination encounters this science in a decisive way and
contains a veritable nightmare of symbol-complexes having to
do with violence, perversion, conspiracy, death and
degradation. These elements are important not only as
cause-and-effect in the murder of a president but in the
ensuing reaction of the people of America and the world.
The fertility and death symbolism in the "Killing of the
King" rite which is part of Greening Ritualism that has to
do with JFK, has been suppressed because examination of it
must necessarily link it to "Freemasonry" and its mysticism,
as well as to the political influence it exerts. Obviously
this would do some damage to public confidence in:
a. Masonic progressivism. i.e. Iiberty, equality,
b. Those who have shielded the conspirators.
c. The entire mental concept that passes for knowledge about
the genuine nature of the government of the United States.
Mystical toponomy incorporates word wizardry (onomatology)
and the Masonic science of symbolism. In considering my data
it would be helpful to consider a dictum of Einsteinian
physics: "Time relations among events are assumed to be
first constituted by the specific physical relations
obtaining between them."
My study of place names imbued with sorcerous significance
necessarily includes lines of latitude and longitude and the
divisions of degrees in geography and cartography (minutes
Let us take as an example the "Mason Road" in Texas that
connects to the "Mason No El Bar" and the Texas-New Mexico
("The Land of Enchantment") border. This connecting line is
on the 32nd degree. The 32nd degree is the penultimate
Masonic degree awarded. When this 32nd degree of latitude is
traced west into the "Land of Enchantment" it becomes
situated midway between Deming and Columbus, New Mexico.
Slightly to the north of the town of Columbus are the Tres
Hermanas (three sisters) mountains. It is approximately 32
miles between Deming and Columbus. The Three Sisters
mountains are a minute and some seconds south of the 32nd
degree line. When this line is traced further west it passes
the ghost town of Shakespeare at a distance south of the
town which is roughly equivalent to the distance which the
32nd degree line passes north of the Three Sisters
mountains. The names "Shakespeare" and "Three Sisters" find
a connection in the tragedy Macbeth which comprises such a
large part of JFK assassination imagery.
When this 32nd degree line is traced a little distance
farther west, into Arizona, it crosses an old trail which
meandered north of what is now another ghost town but which
at one time was called the town of "Ruby." Part of the old
winding trail became known as the "Ruby Road." The town of
Ruby acquired its name officially on April 11, 1912, and was
notorious for many brutal murders which had ritual aspects.
Four of these homicides occurred in a store attached to the
post office which had been erected over the grave of a
Continuing on with mystical toponomy, one encounters the
fact that Ruby road twists north into the area known as the
Kennedy and Johnson mountains.
Johnson Mountain is supposedly named after the general
manager of the Peabody Mining Company who also had a town
named after him which was the location of the Keystone and
Peabody copper mines. The 32nd degree of latitude is but a
few seconds from Johnson. In this frontier town on a
December evening, 1883, a Colonel Mike Smith and a man Mason
were ambushed by gunfighters described as being of
questionable reputation and questionable character. These
terms are employed in Masonic writings:
He [Captain William Morgan, victim of an early 19th century
torture-murder by Masons] was a man of questionable
character and dissolute habits, and his enmity to Masonry
originated in his refusal of the Masons of Leroy.
(Encyclopedia of Freemasonry).
A "keystone" is the designation for which, when set in
place, "keys" or locks the whole. A symbolic keystone is
vital to the legend of the Masonic Royal Arch Degree of
York. The earliest known record of such a degree is in the
annals of the city of Fredericksburg, Virginia, on December
22, 1753. Fredericksburg is also the location of the "House
of the Rising Sun," a masonic meeting place for such
notables as founding fathers George Washington and Benjamin
Franklin (of Hell-Fire Club fame) and George Mason.
The Killing of the King
Never allow anyone the luxury of assuming that because the
dead and deadening scenery of the American
city-of-dreadful-night is so utterly devoid of mystery, so
thoroughly flat-footed, sterile and infantile, so burdened
with the illusory gloss of "baseball-hot
dogs-apple-pie-and-Chevrolet" that it is somehow outside the
The eternal pagan psychodrama is escalated under these
"modern" conditions precisely because sorcery is not what
20th century man can accept as real. Thus the "Killing of
the King" rite of November, 1963 is alternately diagnosed as
a conflict Needless to say, each of these groups has a place
in the symbolism having to do with the Kennedy
But the ultimate purpose of that assassination was not
political or economic but sorcerous: for the control of the
dreaming mind and the marshalling of its forces is the
omnipotent force in this entire scenario of lies, cruelty
and degradation. Something died in the American people on
November 22, 1963-call it idealism, innocence or the quest
for moral excellence. It is the transformation of human
beings which is the authentic reason and motive for the
Kennedy murder and until so-called conspiracy theorists can
accept this very real element they will be reduced to so
many eccentrics amusing a tiny remnant of dilettantes and
President Kennedy and his wife left the Temple Houston and
were met at midnight by tireless crowds present to cheer the
virile "Sun God" and his dazzlingly erotic wife, the "Queen
of Love and Beauty," in Fort Worth. On the morning of
November 22, they flew to Gate 28 at Love Field, Dallas,
Texas. The number 28 is one of the correspondences of
Solomon in kabbalistic numerology; the Solomonic name
assigned to 28 is "Beale."
On the 28th degree of latitude in the state of Texas is the
site of what was once the giant "Kennedy ranch." On the 28th
degree is also Cape Canaveral from which the moon flight was
launched-made possible not only by the President's various
feats but by his death as well, for the placing of the
Freemasons on the moon could occur only after the Killing of
the King. The 28th degree of Templarism is the "King of the
Sun" degree. The President and First Lady arrived in Air
Force One, code-named "Angel."
The motorcade proceeded from Love Field to Dealey Plaza.
Dealey Plaza is the site of the Masonic temple in Dallas
(now razed) and there is a marker attesting to this fact in
Important "protective" strategy for Dealey Plaza was planned
by the New Orleans CIA station whose headquarters were a
Masonic temple building. Dallas, Texas is located ten miles
north of the 33rd degree of latitude. The 33rd degree is the
highest in Freemasonry and the founding lodge of the
Scottish Rite in America was created in Charleston, South
Carolina, exactly on the 33rd degree line.
Dealey Plaza is close to the Trinity River. At 12:22 p.m.
the motorcade proceeded down Main Street toward the Triple
Underpass, traveling first down ("Bloody") Elm St. The
latter was the scene of numerous gun fights, stabbings and
other violence, and it is the location of the Majestic
Theatre, the pawn shop/negro district, and industrial
It was also the home of the Blue Front Tavern, a Masonic
hangout in the grand tradition of "tavern-Masonry": Sam
Adams and the Masons of the American Revolution did much of
their conspiring at the Green Dragon Tavern in Boston. One
of the many bars claiming the honor of being the first
Masonic lodge is the Bunch of Grapes Tavern, also in Boston.
The Blue Front was the site of the "broken-man" ritual in
which various members of the "Brotherhood of the Broom"
swept the floor and tended some fierce javelino pigs. The
Blue Front was once a fire-house and was still sporting its
fire-pole in the late 1920s. This is extremely germane
symbolism. The national offices of the Texaco Oil
Corporation are located on Elm St., Dallas. Its chief
products are "Haviland (javalino) Oil" and "Fire Chief"
On the corner of Bloody Elm and Houston is the "Sexton
Building." "Sexton" is heavily laden with graveyard
connotations. It is closely associated to the beetles of the
genus Necrophorus or Sexton Beetles, so-called because they
bury the remains of tiny animals with their eggs.
Bloody Elm, Main, and Commerce form a trident pattern in
alignment with the triple underpass as any Dallas map will
show. Many analysts contend that at least three assassins
were involved in the crossfire ambush of Kennedy.
It is a prime tenet of Masonry that its assassins come in
threes. Masonic assassins are known in the code of the lodge
as the "unworthy craftsmen." Because Masonry is obsessed
with earth-as-gameboard (tessellation) and the ancillary
alignments necessary to facilitate the "game," it is
inordinately concerned with railroads and railroad personnel
to the extent that outside of lawyers and circus performers,
no other vocation has a higher percentage of Masons than
Minutes after John Fitzgerald Kennedy was murdered three
"hoboes" ("unworthy craftsmen") were arrested at the
railyard behind Dealey Plaza.
No records of their identities have ever been revealed nor
the "identity" of the arresting officer. All that remains of
those few minutes are a series of photographs which have
reached legendary proportions among persons concerned with
uncovering the real forces and persons behind the
Dealey Plaza breaks down symbolically in this manner: "Dea"
means "goddess" in Latin and "Ley" can pertain to the law or
rule in the Spanish, or lines of preternatural geographic
significance in the pre-Christian nature religions of the
For many years Dealey Plaza was underwater at different
seasons, having been flooded by the Trinity River until the
introduction of a flood-control system. To this
trident-Neptune site came the "Queen of Love and Beauty" and
her spouse, the scapegoat in the Killing of the King rite,
the "Ceannaideach" (Gaelic word for Kennedy meaning "ugly
head" or "wounded head").
The systematic arrangement and pattern of symbolic things
having to do with the killing of Kennedy indicates that he
was a scapegoat in a sacrifice. The purpose of such macabre
ritualism is further recognizable in patterns of symbolism
culminating in the final "making manifest all that is
Oswald means "divine strength." The diminutive form of the
word is "os" or "Oz": denoting strength. The role which
"Divine Strength" played in the Dealey "Goddess Rule"
Killing of the King ritual should be given careful
One should also note the significance of (Jack) Ruby's
killing (destroying) of "Ozwald" in reference to the "Ruby
Slippers" of The Wizard of Oz which one may deride as a
fairy tale but which nevertheless symbolizes the immense
power of "ruby light," otherwise known as the laser.
Oswald may have undergone biotelemetry implantation in the
Soviet Union while a "volunteer" at a Behavior Control
Center at Minsk. Oswald roomed with Cubans and was allegedly
friendly with a Castro-man identified only as being "burly"
and a "key man." "Burly" can mean burlecue, burlicue or
burlesque. The "key," of course, is one of the most
important symbols in Masonry and the symbol of silence.
If Oswald was the result of some Soviet Frankenstein process
why did he have to travel several thousand miles for such
treatment when it is a routine operation in America?
While such activities of the Mill-of-Dread are pro forma at
a variety of institutions at the present, there was once a
time when it was deemed necessary to do such work at Walter
These implants were back alley operations in which the
victims were overpowered in some place or other, drugged and
then dragged to this government hospital. They were operated
on, continued on a heavy drug regimen and varied from
somnolent to comatose for a number of days. The electrical
function of the victim was recorded and monitored and the
biotelemetry plant tested. Subsequently the victims were
"brainwashed" and returned to the place where they had been
seized. The targets then continued their existence, unaware
of how their bodies had been invaded and their autonomy
Occasionally, victims were returned to Walter Reed because
of abscesses at the incision or for the replacement of the
obsolete device with an updated one. Biotelemetry implants
were made in various parts of the body depending on the
desired effect and function.
Like the disgraceful treatment of the autopsy of President
Kennedy, Oswald's is similarly weird. Oswald was literally
butchered in the "postmortem examination." Pieces were
actually cut out of his body. The major incision in his
torso resembled a huge "Y" which ran from the area of his
groin to the solar plexus region. From there incisions were
made to the right and left armpits. The so-called "two horns
of the letter Y" supposedly symbolize the paths of virtue
and vice: the right branch leading to the former and the
left to the latter. The letter is sometimes referred to as
the "Litera Pythagorae" (The Letter of Pythagoras): "Litera
Pythagorae, discrimine secta bicorni, Humanae vitae speciem
praeferre videtur" (The Letter of Pythagoras parted by its
two branched division appears to exhibit the image of human
In the 47th Problem of Euclid lies a secret of the 3rd
Degree of Masonry. Pythagoras is called by Freemasons "our
ancient friend and brother." One of Pythagoras' main
doctrines was the system of "Metempsychosis" which pertains
to the passing of a human soul into the body of an animal.
Perhaps this was the intention of the autopsy-by incising in
Oswald's body the "Letter of Pythagoras" they sought to
expedite transmigration, and they may even have gone as far
as feeding sections of Oswald's corpse to the intended
animal, for this too is a practice of what used to be widely
feared as necromancy.
The Kennedy and Oswald burials were both at "Arlington": JFK
at the National Cemetery near Washington, D.C., and Oswald
at Rosehill Cemetery near Arlington, Texas. "Arlington" is a
word of significance in Masonic sorcery and mysticism and it
has a hidden meaning which ties in with necrolatry.
At the Kennedy gravesite there is a stone circle and in its
middle a fire that is called an "eternal flame." The fire in
the middle of the circle represents a point in the circle,
the same type of symbolism that is recognizable in Kennedy's
bier and cof fin being in the center of the rotunda in the
Capitol. A point in a circle symbolized the sun in ancient
sun worship. It was also a symbol of fecundity, with the
point symbolizing a phallus and the circle a vagina.
At the Oswald gravesite stands a small tree. There exists an
old belief that a tree which grows at or on a grave is
embodied with the spirit-force of the person buried at that
site, and that a twig or branch taken from such a tree has
I suggest that Lee Harvey Oswald's mother should gently
remove a twig from the tree at her son's grave and then at
every opportunity touch FBI agents, CIA operatives,
policemen, etc., with that same twig. Such a procedure
couldn't help but be more efficacious in bringing the
murderers of JFK to justice than the Warren Commission was.
John F. (Honey Fitz) Fitzgerald, the grandfather of John F.
Kennedy, was elected mayor of Boston thanks in part to his
"Wake House" campaigns which were much imitated. These
consisted of a daily surveillance of the newspapers for
announcements of deaths after which a discreet "sympathizer"
would be dispatched and a good deal of political mileage
accumulated in the bargain.
For a time the Fitzgeralds lived near the former site of the
Green Dragon Tavern, established around 1680 and demolished
for the widening of a street in 1820. The Fitzgerald home
was on Hanover Street and the Green Dragon Tavern was on
Green Dragon Lane (now Union Street). The tavern boasted the
"first lodge room of Freemasonry in America," the St. Andrew
Lodge located within the tavern proper.
In the mysticism of the Chinese tongs, the Green Dragon is a
death symbol. A symbol of the dragon is worn on a ring or
held in the hand of a "hatchet man." The Green Dragon is
supposed to impart the notion of a "license to kill" for it
signifies that the murder is an affair of "honor": the Green
Dragon is the guardian of the god-with-a-thousand-eyes who
protects the sanctity of the third heaven.
Much of Boston's Irish population arrived in American in
what were nicknamed the "coffin ships." Members of the
Kennedy family were acquainted with the "Coffin" family. The
Reverend William Sloane Coffin was the son of the theologian
Henry Sloane Coffin; the younger Coffin was a member of the
Peace Corps Advisory Council that Sargent Shriver headed.
"Shriver" or "Shrive" has the meaning of one who grants
absolution to a penitent, and it was customary to call upon
a shriver before death. If the shriver was not available, a
"sin eater" was summoned. The old pious cry which was
connected with the request for a shriving was "Shrive me O
Holy Land and Give Me Peace." To this the shriver would
respond "Pax Vobiscum":
...the spell lies in two words, Pax Vobiscum will answer all
queries. If you go or come, eat or drink, bless or ban, Pax
Vobiscum carries you through it all. It is as useful to a
friar as a broomstick to a witch or a wand to a conjurer.
Speak it but thus, in a deep grave tone, Pax Vobiscum! It is
irresistible-watch and ward, Knight and squire, foot and
horse, it acts as a charm upon them all. I think, if they
bring me out to be hanged tomorrow, as is much to be doubted
they may, I will try its weights upon the finisher of the
sentence. ("Wamba, son of Witless")
Sargent Shriver, a Catholic and Kennedy by marriage, as head
of the Peace Corps and in association with a Coffin, might
be considered to be in a sensitive position in relation to
In the ancient mysteries the aspirant could not claim a
participation in the highest secrets until he had been
placed in the Pastos, bed or coffin. The placing of him in
the coffin was called the symbolical death of the mysteries,
and his deliverance was termed a rising from the dead; the
"mind," says an ancient writer quoted by Stobaeus, is
afflicted in death just as it is in the initiation in the
mysteries. And word answers to word, as well as thing to
thing; for burial is to die and death to be initiated. The
coffin in Masonry is found on the tracing boards of the
early part of the last century, and has always constituted a
part of the symbolism of the Third Degree, where the
reference is precisely to the same as that of the Pastos in
the ancient mysteries. [My emphasis.] (Encyclopedia of
President Kennedy sat at the head of a coffin table at the
White House. To his back, over a fireplace, hung a portrait
of Abraham Lincoln, an assassinated president. On either
side of the picture were urns that resembled the type called
"cinerary urns" which are vessels in which the ashes of the
dead are kept.
A book about JFK was called Three Steps to the White House.
In Masonry are what is known as the "three symbolical
steps." "The three grand steps symbolically lead from this
life to the source of all knowledge." (Encyclopedia of
It must be evident to every Master Mason without further
explanation, that the three steps are taken from the
darkness to a place of light, either figuratively or really
over a coffin, the symbol of death, to teach symbolically
that the passage from darkness and ignorance of this life
through death to the light and knowledge of eternal life.
And this from earliest times was the true symbolism of the
The body of President Kennedy was placed in a coffin which
was positioned in the center of a circle under the Capitol
dome. The catafalque was "a temporary structure of wood
appropriately decorated with funeral symbols and
representing a tomb or cenotaph. It forms a part of the
decorations of a 'Sorrow Lodge.' " This Masonic Encyclopedia
entry refers to the ceremonies of the Third Degree in Lodges
of the French Rite.
Pictures taken of the Kennedy coffin and catafalque show
these two props of the funerary rite as a point in a circle.
Fecundity is the symbolic signification of the Point within
a circle and is a derivation of ancient sun worship.
In the lore of mystery cults and fertility religions was
invariably the legend of the death of the hero god and the
disappearance of his body. In the subsequent search and
supposed finding of the body we see the contrivance of an
elaborate psychological ruse. The body was said to have been
concealed by the killer or killers of the hero god. The
concealment of the body was called "aphanism" and is a rite
of the Masonic 3rd Degree. Anyone interested in
comprehending the mechanics of group mind control would do
well to study the 3rd and 9th degrees in particular, and all
the grades of Masonry in general. The disappearance of the
body, this aphanism, is to be found in the assassination of
The President's brain was removed and his body buried
without it ... Dr. Cyril Wecht, chief medical examiner of
Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, past president of the
American Academy of Forensic Scientists, and a professor of
pathology and law, received permission from the Kennedy
family in 1972 to view the autopsy materials (at the
National Archives) ... When he routinely asked to see the
brain, Wecht was told it was missing, along with the
microscopic slides of the brain. Marion Johnson, curator of
the Warren Commission's material at the Archives said, "The
brain's not here. We don't know what happened to it." (Los
Angeles Free Press, Special Report No. I, pg. 16)
If and when the brain is recovered, the entire process will
have been completed under the term "euresis." In the Masonic
Mysteries are "symbolical ladders." On the Masonic tracing
board of 1776 there is a ladder with three steps, a
significant revision of the usual ladder in such references
There are of course all sorts of ladders: the Brahmanical
Ladder (seven steps), the Kadosh Ladder (seven steps),
Rosicrucian Ladder (seven steps), Jacob's Ladder (various
numbers attributed), the Kabbalistic Ladder (ten steps);
then there is old "Tim Finnegan's Ladder" which is known to
some as the "Ladder of Misfortune," and it is seemingly
comprised of one false step after another.
Tim Finnegan was an Irish hod carrier who fell off his
ladder while drunk. Since he was apparently dead, his
friends held a "Death Watch" (black watch or wake) at his
coffin. This watch lived up to the traditional "liveliness"
of these affairs and Mr. Finnegan was splashed with some
vintage Irish whiskey (Fitzgerald's?) and resurrected.
After the Kennedy coffin was removed from the center of the
Capitol rotunda circle, it was taken, with pageantry, to the
street for viewing. The funeral procession made an
"unplanned stop" on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the
"Occidental Restaurant" and a picture was taken of the flag
draped Kennedy coffin with the word "Occidental" featured
prominently over it. In Masonry and in the lore of the
Egyptian jackal-god Anubis, a dead person is said to have
Several months after the Kennedy funeral, "Occidental Life,"
an insurance branch of the Transamerica Corporation, ran an
advertisement for group life insurance which it proclaimed
to be "new" but contained a turn that was indeed original:
the inferential weird claim was made that "Until now there
was only one way to cash in on Group Insurance" (my
emphasis); apparently some rather profound changes were made
in the manner of things-as-they-are after the "Killing of
the King" had become a fait accompli.
The spontaneous stop was made because of the horse Sardar
("chief"), a gelding ("Castro"), which was wearing boots
pointing around to the rear in the Kennedy funerary rite.
Horses figure prominently not only in the pleasure of kings
but in their murders as well. James Earl Ray was convicted
partly on the evidence of a "white Mustang" (automobile),
Sirhan Sirhan claimed to his psychiatrists, trance-like,
that he shot Robert Kennedy "for a mustang, mustang, mustang
John F. Kennedy had demonstrated affection for the
performance of a lady who was a renowned ostrich-feather
fan-manipulator (Norma Jean Baker a.k.a. Marilyn Monroe). In
Egypt, lamenting girls with ostrich feather-fans sang a song
of entreaty of the type that Nephthys and Isis reputedly
sang as a dirge, before the partial resurrection and/or
erection of Osiris. The sad dirge or lamentation has become
known as a "Maneros" consisting primarily of the singers
entreating the dead to return, by singing "come to my house"
and then offering inducements of some type or other.
It is a damn pity that the ritualists didn't have Marilyn
Monroe and Rosemary Clooney sing a Maneros at the JFK
funeral, for Rosemary Clooney just couldn't believe that JFK
was dead at the time, and Marilyn Monroe was killed because
of JFK. In Ancient Egypt the entreaty to the dead of the
type said to be performed by Isis and Nepthys was usually
performed with a hawk-fertility-goddess statue present along
with other funerary symbolism.
Jacqueline Kennedy was considered "fashionable, erudite,
erotic and stunningly gorgeous." Mrs. Kennedy visited an
exhibition of Egyptian funerary rite symbols at the National
Gallery of Art where she was photographed with a depiction
of the "hawk-headed divinity that was said to be named
Hor-khenty-khem." Recently there was a traveling nightmare
of funerary symbolism touring the country (the Tutankhamen
exhibit of the National Endowment of the Humanities).
Before JFK began his Jornada del Muerto (Journey of Death),
he was photographed with Yugoslavian dictator Tito on the
winding stairs in the White House. Tito is a significant
name in Masonry since it was the title given to Prince
Harodim, the first Judge and Provost said to be appointed by
King Solomon. The Tito was a reputed favorite of Solomon,
whose temple was a hotbed of thievery, money-changing, male
and female prostitution and sorcery. This ancient Tito
presided over the Lodge of Intendants of this temple and was
one of the "twelve knights of the twelve tribes of Israel."
Let me repeat, JFK was on some winding stairs with a man
named Tito. Winding stairs are symbolically important in
The degree of the winding stair is taught in the degree of
Fellow Craft. This is the Second Degree, and a person at
this grade is of course a candidate for the symbolic
assassination, euresis, autopsy and coffin resurrection of
the Third Degree.
The number of steps in the winding stair are "odd" although
no less so than the fact that this Tito or Harodim is a name
translating as "those who rule over" the activities of the
The winding stairs of this temple, according to the Masons,
begins at the porch and winds to a level purified by the
Divine Presence (Shekinah) and dominated by the Divine
President Kennedy preceded Tito down the stairs to a
portrait of the assassinated President Garfield where he was
photographed, and another picture was taken on the stairs
before a picture of Lincoln (recall the black walnut rocker
of JFK, comparable to the black walnut rocker Lincoln was
assassinated in; the "Lincoln Continental" limousine in
which Kennedy was shot and the dozens of other parallels
between the two men). It's unfortunate that President
Kennedy didn't trip Tito and then slide down the stair-rail,
for he was in a very vulnerable position as related to
Masonic sorcery, and such unorthodox action might have
rattled the "Prince of Harodim."
John F. Kennedy, the one and only Catholic president of the
United States, was a human scapegoat, a "pharmakos."
"Pharmakos" or "Pharmak-vos" can mean "enchantment with
drugs and sorcery" or "beaten, crippled or immolated." In
alchemy, the Killing of the King was symbolized by a
crucified snake on a tau cross, a variant of the crucifixion
Jesus Christ was tortured and murdered as the result of the
intrigue of the men of the Temple of Solomon who hated and
feared Him. They were steeped in Egyptian, Babylonian and
Masonry does not believe in murdering a man in just any old
way and in the JFK assassination it went to incredible
lengths and took great risks in order to make this heinous
act of theirs correspond to the ancient fertility oblation
of the Killing of the King.
I have stated that the three hoboes arrested at the time of
the assassination in Dallas are at least as important
symbolically as operationally and that they comprise the
"Three Unworthy Craftsmen" of Masonry. This symbolism is at
once a telling psychological blow against the victim and his
comrades, a sign of frustrated inquiry-- the supposedly
senseless nature of any quest into the authentic nature of
the murderers--and a mirror or doppelganger of the three
assassins who execute the actual murder.
As for the three assassins themselves:
Perry Raymond Russo told a New Orleans grand jury that [CIA
agent David] Ferrie said [regarding the assassination of
JFK] that "there would have to be a minimum of three people
involved. Two of the persons would shoot diversionary shots
and the third ... shot the good shot." Ferrie said that one
of the three would have to be the "scapegoat." He also said
that Ferrie discoursed on the availability of exit, saying
that the sacrificed man would give the other two time to
escape. (Quoted by W.H. Bowart in Operation Mind Control).
The Warren Commission
Gentlemen, don't pass me by!
Don't miss your opportunity!
Inspect my wares with careful eye; I have a great variety.
And yet there is nothing on my stall.
(Witch in Goethe's Faust I, Walpurgis Night)
These are the thoughts of a huckster-witch which one need
not search for dressed all in black with conical cap;
instead, look among the gray flannel suits in the board
rooms and offices of the newspapers, electronic media,
government and advertising agencies-that is, those who are
not busy working for the CIA or Naval Intelligence selling
the public lies.
Mason Lyndon Johnson appointed Mason Earl Warren to
investigate the death of Catholic Kennedy. Mason and member
of the 33rd degree, Gerald R. Ford, was instrumental in
suppressing what little evidence of a conspiratorial nature
reached the commission. Responsible for supplying
information to the commission was Mason and member of the
33rd degree, J. Edgar Hoover. Former CIA director and Mason
Allen Dulles was responsible for most of his agency's data
supplied to the panel.
Is it paranoid to be suspicious of the findings of the panel
on these grounds? Would it be paranoid to suspect a panel of
Nazis appointed to investigate the death of a Jew or to
suspect a commission of Klansmen appointed to investigate
the death of a negro?
Representative Hale Boggs, the only Catholic on the
commission, at first agreed with its findings and when he
later began to seriously question them he was "accidentally"
killed in a plane crash.
HOODWINK. (Definition.) A symbol of the secrecy, silence and
darkness in which the mysteries of our art should be
preserved from the unhallowed gaze of the profane."-Dr.
Albert Mackey, Mason, member of the 33rd degree, foremost
Masonic historian of the nineteenth century, writing in the
Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.
That is how they see us, as "profane," as "cowans"
(outsiders), unclean and too perverted to look upon their
hallowed truths. Yes, murder, sexual atrocities, mind
control, attacks against the people of the United States,
all of these things are so elevated, so lofty and holy as to
be beyond the view of mere humans.
On December 20, 1947, Jacob Rubinstein changed his name to
Jack L. Ruby by decree of the 68th Judicial Court of Dallas,
Texas. The etymology of the term "Ruby": (French) rubis;
(Spanish) rubi; (Latin) rubinus, carbuncle.
ln old law books it was once the practice to print some of
the titles of the statutes in red and these were termed
rubrics or a ruby and hence any fixed, formulated or
authoritative injunction of duty was apt to be designated as
being a rubric or ruby.
As a rubinus or carbuncle Ruby is associated with the
"Breastplate of Judgment" used by the Chosen Mispet (High
Priests) of Jewish sorcery, enabling them to receive
"divine" answers regarding the welfare of Judaism; some
interpretations claim that the "Breastplate of Judgment"
manifested the immediate presence of Jehovah and was also
worn by Masons in Royal Arch chapters.
This "breastplate [which] contained twelve stones" each
symbolized one of the twelve tribes of Israel. The carbuncle
or ruby was connected to the tribe of Judah (Nohpech).
The term "Jack Ruby" was once used by pawnbrokers to
indicated a fake ruby.
In iconography a ruby or carbuncle symbolizes blood,
suffering and death.
Truth or Consequences
District Attorney for New Orleans, James Garrison, was
supported by a "Truth or Consequences" Club and is alleged
to have been an ex-FBI agent and to have been mentally
disturbed at one time. Jim Garrison was an outsider in the
Secret Society machinations of the FBI and may very well
have been pharmacologically or hypnotically induced to set
up his ill-fated investigation and the position he acquired
in the "Truth or Consequences Commission."
Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, is a town located on the
33rd degree of parallel latitude, and near the same latitude
John Fitzgerald Kennedy became an oblation and on the same
latitude is the chief Temple on this planet in the minds of
sorcerers, namely the Temple of Solomon at Jerusalem, which
was once located there and is sworn to be rebuilt on this
In a literal, alchemical sense, the Making Manifest of All
That is Hidden is the accomplishment of the 3rd Law of the
Alchemists and is, as yet, unfulfilled or at least not
completed; the other two have been: the creation and
destruction of primordial mater (the detonation of the first
Atomic Bomb at the Trinity Site, at White Sands, New Mexico,
on the 33rd degree of parallel), the Killing of the King (at
the Trinity Site, at Dealey Plaza, Dallas, near the 33rd
degree of latitude).
Only the repetition of information presented in conjunction
with knowledge of this mechanism of Making Manifest of All
That is Hidden provides the sort of boldness and will which
can demonstrate that we are aware of all the enemies, all
the opponents, all the tricks and gadgetry, and yet we are
still not dissuaded, that we work for the truth for the sake
of the truth. Let the rest take upon themselves and their
children the consequences of their actions.
--James Shelby Downard with Michael A. Hoffman II
Copyrightę1998. All Rights Reserved
Published electronically in conjunction with the 33rd
anniversary of the JFK assassination by the Campaign for
Radical Truth in History, http://www.hoffman-info.com
P.O. Box 849, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83816
Essay: "Dark Side of a Bad Moon: The Ritual Aspects of
Criminal Politics" by Michael A. Hoffman II, in Revisionist
History no. 12 (Jan. 2000)
Book: Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare by Michael
A. Hoffman II
The complete manuscript: King-Kill 33 by James Shelby
Downard and Michael A. Hoffman II
Manuscript: Skullduggery by James Shelby Downard
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(Msgr. Jouin, page 24,
The Papacy & Freemasonry,
Msgr. Jouin, 1930
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