The Bohemian Grove has a strange, enigmatic history that intersects with artists, aristocrats, celebrities, presidents and the Templars. Alex Jones videotaped an expose on the Cremation of Care ceremony and stated it was a demonic Babylonian ritual. In this podcast, we go over the history and the allegations of Bohemian Grove to try and get down to the truth.
Original question: what part do the stories of Bohemian Grove play in the perpetuation of satanic panic and qanon?
What is Bohemian Grove? Retreat center/area for Bohemian Club–San Francisco 1872, artists writers, actors
Patron Saint: John of Nepomuk 1345-1393- killed for refusing to tell the queen’s confessions to the king
Alex Jones; Jon Ronson
Dull Cares. Play or ritual
Cares= anxieties, stresses
Bohemia: Czech Republic; Imperial State of the Holy Roman Empire
Bohemian: associated with unorthodox or anti-establishment political or social viewpoints; free love, frugality, simple living, van dwelling, voluntary poverty
Haute Boheme “upper bohemian” is more economically privileged; Bohemianism is not connected to native inhabitants of the historical region of Bohemia (Czechs); Romani believed to come from Bohemia; fashioned after the Romani lifestyle
Originally impoverished; Roman Catholic military order; crusades, Christian finance ~90% members; Large economic infrastructure, innovative financial techniques–early forms of banking; arguably formed world’s first multinational corporation. Secret initiation ceremony;
1139 Pope Innocent II: exempt from the obedience of local laws; their only authority was the Pope.
Knights Templar in Bohemia 1232-1312;
1307 king Philip IV of France was in debt to the order and pressured Pope Clement to have many of the order’s members in France arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and burned at the stake. (spit on the cross, deny christ, indecent kissing, worshiped idols, encouraged homosexual practices—similar to Jews, heretics, and accused witches)–**No evidence; Suspected of worshiping Baphomet-created for the sole purpose of persecution of Templars.
Disbanded 1312, but never really disappeared. Portugal refused to persecute. They changed their name to the Order of Christ; Supreme Order of the Holy See (The Templar’s website says they became secular and secret, privately resurfaced in 1705); one of the founding members’ nephew wrote persuasively about them and led to official church endorsement
House of Luxembourg 1308-1437 ruled Bohemia
Luxembourg- Seat of several EU institutions; Global financial center
Order of the Dragon- Sigismund in 1408; selected aristocracy and monarchs- fashioned after military orders of the crusades (Templars, etc.) legend of St. George defeat of a dragon– ouroboros and red cross
Infamous members: Vlad II Dracul (took his name from the order of the dragon); Vlad the Impaler
Roman empire- secret cults
Green Man/Cult of Isis
Green Man= Osiris, Dionysos
Isis= Greek Artemis, Aphrodite, Persephone, Eleusinian Mother of Corn, Cybele from Phrygia
Osiris= Apollo (civilizing, music, art), Hades (underworld), Dionysos (beer & wine, fertility, earth)
Cybele and Attis worship:
Attis= Green Man, a sacred tree bearing an image of the god
Priests were eunuchs- castrated themselves in honor of Cybele; taurobolium- devotee stood in a pit, bull sacrificed above head on perforated platform, devotee drenched in blood.
Spring Equinox public rites- March 15 procession of reed bearers; a week later pine tree (Attis) bound with clothes like a mummy adorned with violet and carried to the temple, laid to rest, day of mourning then the day of blood devotees would lash themselves and draw blood–splatter on the pine tree, tree taken to a crypt, at dawn a young mand (supposed to be Attis) found stretched out before the statue of the goddess, day of rejoicing.
Harpokrates= son of Isis and Serapis (Horus)- holding finger over lips; Greeks interpreted as initiates not revealing their secrets, actually Egyptian hieroglyph for a child.
Dionysos= knowledge of agriculture and arts→ The Bacchae/Bucchantes; the most popular mystery religion of the Roman Empire; ate raw flesh in imitation of the Titans devouring Zagreus and as a kind of communion with the god. Dionysos= the mind of this world, the “mundane intellect”, the world is sustained by his knowledge; initiation rites- huge bearded mask wreathed with vines or ivy leaves; frenzied, drunken orgies, playing instruments, sacrificing animals and drinking their blood mixed with wine; Evolved into the Orphic mysteries- worshiped Orpheus (a musician who was said to establish Dionysos mysteries)- ascetic lifestyle; believed humans were divine and created from ashes of the Titans who murdered Dionysos, but had to atone for the sins of the Titans- rituals that actually or symbolically dismembered a person representing Dionysos– Rebirth/Resurrection
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