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Obama, president of the New Age

On Tuesday January 20 2009, Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States of America. The oath of office was administered by Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts, The inauguration didn’t really go as planned for Roberts stumbled slightly over the solemn ceremonial words causing the well-spoken Obama to stammer as well. On the 21st  of  januari the inauguration was repeated at the White House to take away all possible objections of a possible unlawful inauguration. This time in the absence of the press, Obama and Roberts were alone in the Map Room with Bejamin Latrobe whose portrait is hanging from the wall over the fireplace. Latrobe is the great architect of the Capitol in Washington. Noteworthy is the fact that Latrobe is a Freemason and, as such, Obama was taking the oath in the presence of a Feemason. Another interesting fact is that no Bible was used at the second inauguration! The day before during the official inauguration, the Bible that was used for the inauguration of the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, was used as one of the most important ceremonial objects.

Obama sworn in as president
Obama is taking the oath without a Bible on January 21st in the presence of Freemason Benjamin Latrobe in the background.

If the validity of the first inauguration is questioned, then what about the second inauguration? Lodge number 7 (Singleton Loge) in Washington organized a Freemason’s inauguration ball to celebrate Barack Obama’s inauguration. On the website singletonlodge.org , one can read that this lodge is the first Freemason’s lodge to ever organize a Presidential inauguration ball. It’s therefore striking that it happened to be Obama’s inauguration that was used to organize this maiden ball.

Inauguration ball


It’s common knowledge that George Washington, the first President of the United States, was a master mason. In 1788, he entered the Alexandria Lodge in Washington D.C. It was also George Washington who laid the cornerstone of the Capitol. The laying of the corner stone is an important masonic ritual. It originates from the ancient custom to place the cornerstones of a temple such that they would align with the Summer and Winter Solstices as seen from the center of the temple. The temple itself was aligned to the East such that the Sun would illuminate the center at equinoxes. This allowed the priests who were initiated into the ancient science of astronomy to track the annual journey of the Sun.

It’s therefore no surprise to discover that the Capitol is perfectly aligned East. This is the first sign that the layout of the government buildings and map for Washington D.C. were designed according to masonic principles. Another example is Washington Memorial which was built in commemoration of the first President, George Washington. Washington Memorial is an obelisk carved from marble, granite, and sandstone. It is the tallest obelisk ever built with a height of 169 meters. The obelisk is an important object in Freemasonry for astronomically it represents the Sun while esoterically it represents the Egyptian solar deity Ra. The ancient, astronomical knowledge plays a central role in Freemasonry according to the 32nd Degree Freemason Robert Hewitt Brown in his book ‘Stellar Theology and Masonic Astronomy’ from 1882. According to Brown, astronomy in Freemasonry is an ‘allegorical application of symbols and emblems to teach about the unity of God and the immortality of the soul’.

Washington Memorial
Washington Monument obelisk is a startling 169 meter high!


Not only President George Washington, but also many of his successors were Freemasons and/or members of secret societies. Former president George W. Bush, along with his father George Herbert Walker Bush, were both members of ‘‘Skull and Bones’, a secret society from Yale University. Rumors on the Internet speculate about the fact that Barack Obama himself could also be a Freemason and member of the black Prince Hall Lodge. Hard evidence for this claim can not be found, yet the claim can not be entirely dismissed either.

Freemason or not, Obama lives in the capitol of Freemasonry in the United States. Through the ages, the city of Washignton D.C. has been the center of Freemasonry. It is a well known fact, for instance, that the street plan behind the White House contains the esoteric pentagram, a fact that can easily be verified using Google Earth. It will be demonstrated in this article that this is not the only masonic influence on the architecture of the city of Washington.

The inaugurations of Presidents in my opinion have been influenced by the Brotherhood of Freemasons because they can be associated with important masonic related astronomical events. Most presidential inaugurations took place on March 4th  with the exception of the inauguration of George Washington which took place on April 30, 1789. On this day, Venus rose at dawn along with the sun. The ensuing inaugurations took place starting from 1793 to 1933 on March 4th, with an occasional exception. This means that every eight years starting with the inauguration of John Adams in 1793 that Venus rose as the Morning Star during these inaugurations. The rising of the planet Venus as the Morning Star is an important ancient astronomical event still playing an important role in the initiation rituals of Freemasons as Filips Coppens explains in his book ‘The Stone Puzzle of Rosslyn Chapel’. Around the thirties of the last century, the rising of Venus on March 4 had shifted towards March 8, preventing Venus from being the rising Morning Star during inaugurations. As a replacement of Venus, Sirius became the new important astronomical object. Therefore, the inaugurations after 1933 were no longer were held on March 4 but on January 20 starting with the inauguration of Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 20, 1937. The date change was recorded in the 20th Amendment of the American Constitution.

On January 20, the star Sirius rises as the Evening Star in Washington D.C shortly after sunset. Surely it can’t be a coincidence that two of the most important celestial bodies Venus and Sirius both with a rich mythological history from ancient times rise as Evening or Morning Stars during Presidential inaugurations. The planet Venus in ancient times was associated with the mother Iananna and Astarte, while the Egyptian virgin mother Isis was associated with the dog star Sirius (Sothis). In ancient Egypt, the rising of Sirius as the Morning Star around the Summer Solstice marked the beginning of the flooding of the Nile and the start of a new year. Given the countless ties and connections with ancient Egypt, it is logical that both celestial bodies would therefore be very important in Freemasonry as well.

Barack Obama chose to start his inauguration with a celebration on Sunday, January 18 at Lincoln Memorial in Washington. Viewed from Lincoln Memorial, the obelisk resides due East in-line with the Capitol Building. In front of the obelisk lies a huge, elongated pool called the ‘Reflecting Pool’ for it mirrors the obelisk in the water.

We are One concert
We Are One concert, January 18, 2009


Since the design of Washington D.C. was designed by Freemasons with an obsession for astronomy, it is not remarkable that the most important day of the USA ‘Independence Day’ has not been forgotten. On the Fourth of July when the Sun has reached the height of the tip of obelisk (at 8 ° 36’ above the horizon as viewed from Lincoln Memorial), the Sun, Capitol building and Jefferson Memorial will align. This alignment that can only be viewed on the 4th July (Independence Day) cannot be mere coincidence. It seems Washington has been carefully designed by Freemasons to record this important day for the United States of America.


At the Winter Solstice (21st December) another interesting alignment takes place. This time when the sun has reached the height of the obelisk, it will align with both Jefferson and Lincoln Memorial. These examples clearly demonstrate the masonic influence on the design of the layout of Washington D.C. using the obelisk as the central and ultimate symbol of solar worship and symbolism

Winter solstice alignment
Notice the Sun is just above the river


Back to the inauguration on January 20th when Sirius rose as the Evening star..... Are there more astronomical clues about this day that are important? It seems that not only on this day in Washington Sirius is visible the longest time of the year, it’s also the day that the crossing of the Ecliptic and the Milky Way becomes visible shortly after sunset in eastern direction. Viewed from Lincoln Memorial, this crossing is situated straight above the obelisk. It’s almost as if the tip of the obelisk is pointing to this crossing!

Readers of my previous articles concerning this subject may know by now that the crossing of the Ecliptic and the Milky Way is exactly the place where the Sun resides in era-2012 (in between 1978-2017) at the solstices. It denotes a Great Celestial Conjunction ((Smelyakov-Wicherink where the Sun, after 26,000 years, resides once again at the Galactic Equator of the Milky Way during a solstice. It means the beginning and the ending, the Alpha and Omega of the Precession Cycle. It is the start of another Precession Cycle, in biblical terms the ‘End of Times’ and the start of a ‘New Age’. John Major Jenkins has coined this conjunction of the Sun with the Milky Way at the Winter Solstice of 2012 ‘Galactic Alignment’.

Ironically, if had been up to the first architect of the street plan of Washington Pierre L’Enfant, the area right behind the obelisk as seen from Lincoln Memorial would have been named ‘Jenkins Hill’. In 1791 at the time L’Enfant started to design the layout of Washington, what is now called ‘Capitol Hill’ was then named after a man named Jenkins who raised his cattle there.

Winter solstice alignment
While Sirius rises as the Evening Star, the crossing of the Ecliptic and the Milky Way resides straight over the obelisk. The obelisk is reflected in the water symbolizing the Sun on the Milky Way.


This is the amazing astronomical event at the ‘We Are One’ festival on January 18 that Barack Obama witnessed shortly after sunset; Sirius rose as the Evening star while the crossing of the Galactic Equator and the Milky Way resided straight over the obelisk being reflected in the Reflecting pool. What an amazing display of gigantic astronomical masonic symbolism since the reflection of the obelisk in the pool symbolizes the conjunction of the Sun with the Milky Way! The ancient Egyptians regarded the river Nile as the counterpart on Earth of that great river in the sky, the Milky Way. It is no coincidence that the obelisk in Washington is placed at the head of elongated pool built to represent the Milky Way waters.

Reflecting Pool reflects the obelisk in the water
Obelisk reflected in the water, metaphor for the Sun (obelisk) on the Milky Way (pool)


It is also no coincidence that the obelisk is situated between the Potomac and Anacostia River both forming, so to speak, the Nile-delta of the United States. Viewed from Lincoln Memorial, the Winter Solstice sun resides over the Potomac River (see the image of the Winter Solstice alignment) while the Anacostia River resides right behind the obelisk. Similar to Washington also Londen, New York, Paris and Rome have obelisks (Needles of Cleopatra) that are placed at the bank of the rivers that are rushing through the hearts of these cities.

What was revealed to Obama on Sunday, January 18th is the crossing where the Sun will reside during the Summer Solstice (21st June) of the years of a Great Celestial Conjunction (in between 1978-2017). President Obama mentioned not only the obelisk but also the Reflecting Pool in his speech at Lincoln Memorial, several hours before this astronomical were to take place. These were his exact words of hope:

“What gives me hope is what I see when I look out across this mall. For in these monuments are chiseled those unlikely stories that affirm our unyielding faith -- a faith that anything is possible in America. Rising before us stands a memorial (the obelisk!) to a man who led a small band of farmers and shopkeepers in revolution against the army of an empire, all for the sake of an idea.

Directly in front of us is a pool (Reflecting Pool) that still reflects the dream of a King (Martin Luther King), and the glory of a people who marched and bled so that their children might be judged by their character's content.

And yet, as I stand here today, what gives me the greatest hope of all is not the stone and marble that surrounds us, but what -- what fills the spaces in between. It is you -- “

The dream of Marin Luther King of a new age where humankind would come together and become one, while race, religion and roots no longer matter, not only reflects the inspiration for the ‘We Are One’ concert’, but lies at the heart of the 2012 prophecies predicting that humanity will unite and take another course to finally leave the ego predominated era behind.

Barack Obama is the President that will lead us through the 2012 era because he will be in office when the Mayan Calendar expires on December 21st 2012 when the Sun, after 26,000 years, once again resides at the Milky Way. It therefore comes as no surprise that Obama chose Lincoln Memorial as the place of his pre-inauguration celebrations on January 18. It also comes as no surprise that the logo of Obama is the rising sun:

Logo Obama, the rising Sun


Whether Obama is a Freemason or not is irrelevant, his brother Breemasons that accompany him know what they are doing when they organize a party. They have been doing that for centuries in anticipation of the one big party…

Appendix: Washington Alignments Calculations.

This article was published in the june edition of Spiegelbeeld

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