The almost invisible yet powerful members of the Venus Families have influenced the landscapes of the United Stats in countless ways. They delight in leaving messages that are carefully hidden - yet obvious once you know where to look.
The structure in the picture on the left is called 'the gnomon of St Sulpice and it is to be found in the Church of St Sulpice, one of the largest of the churches of Paris, France. This gnomon is part of a wonderful device which, with the aid of sunlight cast through a carefully placed window measures a shadow that falls on the floor of the church, indicating when the important 'corners' of the year occur. These are the spring and autumn equinox, together with the summer and winter solstices. This device was created in the 17th century and it was said that it was used as a means to work out 'exactly' when Easter should be celebrated in each year. This suggestion is nonsense because by the 17th century there were very accurate mathematical tables to define the moveable dates of Easter. It therefore stands to reason that the yearly shadow clock of St Sulpice serves some other, more mysterious purpose. A clue to that purpose can be gleaned not only from the fact that the gnomon is in the shape of an obelisk but on account of the Sun which appears at the top of the structure, which can be seen in the inset picture. Only a few decades after the St Sulpice gnomon was designed and built, another even more ambitious but similar undertaking was rising from the soil of Washington DC.
The Washington Monument
The Washington Monument in Washington DC
The Washington Monument is the largest freestanding obelisk in the world. It soars high above the Mall in Washington DC. Its declared purpose is to celebrate the life of President and General George Washington, Father of the American Nation. In our book we tell the entire story of the Washington Monument, when it was planned, how long it took to complete and why an 'obelisk' such as this was such a fitting epitaph to the very Freemasonic George Washington. This is about as far as the story goes in the minds and knowledge of almost all Americans, but it was merely the starting point of our discoveries regarding this most remarkable and meticulously planned structure. The Washington Monument is far from being the only obelisk in the United States that was created to serve a series of very specific and yet deeply secret functions, but it is definitely the most remarkable amongst its fellow American obelisks. The specific purposes for which it was designed are as clear as crystal for anyone to see - if they can visit the Mall regularly and know what to look for. However, despite the fact that the Washington Monument positively shouts its ingenious and quite breath-taking abilities to the world, no published historian before us has ever discovered its secrets. A description of these are amongst the most incredible revelations to be found in 'America - Nation of the Goddess.'
Sacred Earth - Sacred Sky
So far in this website we have suggested that Freemasons (whether they all realize it or not) and especially members of the secretive but powerful Venus Families hold a very special reverence for the Great Goddess, who has been worshipped by humanity for countless thousands of years. However, this is only half the story. What the Venus Families revere more than anything is 'balance'. As an expression of this it would be impossible to revere a Goddess unless her presence was also balanced by that of a God. If the Great Goddess represents the Earth, then it stands to reason that the God is associated with the sky - and in particular in a symbolic sense with the Sun. In the beliefs of the Venus Families it is the 'duality' of the Earth and the Sun that is sacred. If the Sun was not present to fertilize and support the Earth with its heat and light, no life on Earth would be possible. On the other hand, if there was no planet in the solar system that could support and nourish life, the presence of the Sun would be irrelevant. In terms of all life the Earth and Sun are mutually dependent.
The 'Real' Purpose of Obelisks
The Worth Monument, an obelisk in Manhattan, New York
Obelisks were first designed and used in Ancient Egypt but although there are still many to be seen there, and also examples that were moved from Egypt to other parts of the world, it is a fact that nobody has known for sure exactly what their purpose was meant to be. All sorts of ideas have been put forward and of course it is clear that they have a phallic dimension but until we started to look at the whole situation with new eyes, obelisks remained something of a mystery. It was the solar orb on top of the St Sulpice gnomon in Paris that gave us a clue, plus a beautiful summer morning walk along the Mall in Washington DC a few years ago. It occurred to us that at certain times, from specific locations, it would look to the observer as if the disc of the Sun was resting on the very point of any obelisk, including the Washington Monument, and so with our knowledge of astronomy and sacred geometry we set out to discover whether the Washington Monument might not simply be a structure on the landscape but actually part of a sort of 'machine' that serves a purpose. Slowly but surely the Washington Monument began to reveal its secrets to us - and we became more and more astonished at what this truly incredible structure had been designed to do. In addition we were even more surprised to learn that to a select group of people the functions of the Washington Monument are still being employed in new ways to this very day!
Magic - Elusive but at the same time Obvious
The Solar disc on the point of the Washington Monument on the pivotal date of December 21st 2014.
In our book we dedicated several chapters to our discussions about obelisks and in particular to the Washington Monument. We do not want to premeditate 'exactly' what we discovered until America - Nation of the Goddess is released because we want to make certain that our findings have an immediate impact on the world of both history and religion. It isn't so much that we now 'know' that pure genius went into the design of building of the Washington Monument that is such a revelation but rather that the Washington Monument does 'so much' and yet hardly anyone is aware of the fact - year in and year out. Nor is it strictly speaking the view of the solar disc sitting on the point of the Monument that is specifically important, though as you can see it is very impressive. Rather it is the shadow cast by the Washington Monument at specific times, on very particular dates and to carefully chosen targets that makes this structure absolutely unique and breathtaking in its oh so carefully manipulated simplicity. The Washington Monument represents a performer in an elaborate 'dance' involving the interactions of the Earth and the Sun. In the days before computer aided astronomy and mathematics it took pure genius to arrange things in Washington DC the way they were in order to present the staggering spectacle that takes place throughout each year. We apologize for keeping you waiting regarding the details of this performance but we are sure that when you do learn about it, you will be just as impressed as we were and still are.
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