The Number 911 – The Beginning – 9/11 Truth

Genesis 1:1

King James Version (KJV)

1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

The word “beginning” in Hebrew is gematria 911 and Revelation 22:21, the last verse of the Bible represented the first word “Grace” in Greek gematria is 911.  Below is the 911 Word list.
The Number 911
The Beginning [Gen 1.1]  allthechildrenoflight-theBeginning Rashith
Grace [Rev 22.21]  allthechildrenoflight-Grace Charis
Remnant [Isa 46.3]  allthechildrenoflight-Remnant Sharit
The Apostles  allthechildrenofflight_TheApostles  Hoi Apostoloi
The Foundations of Heaven [2 Sam 22.8]  allthechildrenoflight-FoundationsOfHeaven Musdut HaShamaim
The Beginning of Wisdom [Pro 9.10]  allthechildrenoflight-TheBeginningOfWisdom  Techlet Hokmah
The Gematria Reference lists hundreds of mathematically exact identities encoding fundamental theolgical doctrine. Gematria – also known by its Greek name Isopsephia – is the study of the numerical relations implicit in the Greek and Hebrew languages. Based upon a lot of studying I believe that the New Testament came forth from Hebrew speakers but was ordained by the Most High to be passed down in Greek. A great place to see some of the Hebrew-Greek connections is a website called biblewheel

What is the Harbinger? Isaiah 9:10 prophecy

In the Book of Isaiah, an obscure passage describes the demise of ancient Israel. Does it eerily echo the decline of the United States? Revealing astonishing parallels between the fall of ancient Israel and current events, Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s riveting presentation unravels the mystery behind Isaiah 9:10—and shows that similar harbingers of judgment are manifesting themselves in contemporary America. 120 minutes.

Jonathan Cahn, AFA “Heresy” and the Harbinger: Mis-Understanding Israel & America

OK, here comes one of those posts where I stick my neck out and hope it doesn’t get cut off . . .A couple of weeks ago, I was listening to American Family Radio’s Bryan Fischer as he said, “Only two nations in history have ever had a direct covenant relationship with God, Israel and America.” He claimed that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were America’s covenant documents with God. He was making this claim in the context of promoting Jonathan Cahn’s book,The Harbinger. As soon as I heard him say those words, I thought to myself, “That’s the AFA heresy right there. That’s the whole problem with their theology!”In the list of top-selling Christian books, right along with Todd Burpo and Sarah Young (books I have reviewed and critiqued elsewhere in this blog – here and here), stands The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn. This book takes readers to Isaiah 9:10 as a prophecy of the judgment of God against America on 9/11/2001. Cahn point out that “The One-Year Bible” published in 1985, puts Isaiah 9:10 on Sept. 11th –“The bricks have fallen,
but we will build with dressed stones;
the sycamores have been cut down,
but we will put cedars in their place.

But the Lord raises the adversaries of Rezin against him,

and stirs up his enemies.” – Isaiah 9:10-11, ESV
First of all, before I go any further, any time an author starts playing “numbers games” or hidden-code tricks with the Bible (“secret prophecies”/ citing page numbers from “The One-Year Bible”), run the other way! This is not a responsible way of handling the Bible.The basic “propechy” behind the book rests on Cahn’s ability to string together random events and coincidences and read them into the text of Isaiah 9:10. This is called “eisogesis,” when you read into a text a meaning which is not there.FACT: No responsible Bible scholar would assert that Isaiah 9:10 anything to do with America whatsoever.The Harbinger has been heavily promoted on American Family Radio (AFR). I listen to AFR regularly, as they sometimes have some good things to say. However, when they start talking about The Harbinger or the theology of Israel & America which underlies both this book and much of AFR’s message, I get pretty irritated.I have written a more in-depth blog post (No Distinctions: Lord of All) exposing the flawed theology promoted by AFR, but I will just pick out a few highlights and be more specific. In my other post, I was concerned to be Biblical and not to name names, but sometimes you have to step out and name names.

Here are four key errors that underlie the theology of ”The Harbinger” and American Family Radio:

1. The political nation-state of Israel has a right to the land of Canaan; it is a Promised Land for ethnic Jews.
2. Ethnic Jews are the Chosen People of God forever.
3. America has a covenant with God through our Declaration of Independence and Constitution.
4. America is guilty of breaking covenant faithfulness with God and is suffering covenant judgment.

Each of these four statement above is false and un-Biblical.

The first two are based on a flawed way of interpreting Scripture called dispensationalism. If we are to understand the Bible properly, we cannot read the Old Testament in isolation, as if the New Testament had not been written. We must always read the Old Testament in light of the New, seeing God’s promises to Israel as they are explained in Galatians, Romans 9-11, 1 Peter 1-2, etc.

The second two errors are based on a seriously flawed way of interpreting history and our founding documents. (See this post: “I Love Our Constitution, But I Can’t Call It ‘Inspired’“)

Here are four truths that answer the four key errors above:

1. All of the covenant promises of God made to Abraham were pointing toward Christ and have been fulfilled in Christ:

“For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.” – 2 Cor. 1:20

“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s offspring, heirs according to promise..” – Gal. 3:27-29

“Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia; she corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children. But the Jerusalem above is free, and she is our mother.” – Galatians 4:25-26

2. Those who believe in Jesus Christ and are members by faith of his body are the chosen people of God.

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.” – 1 Peter 2:9-10

“But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.”  This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring.” – Romans 9:6-8

“What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened, as it is written,

     “God gave them a spirit of stupor,
      eyes that would not see
and ears that would not hear,
down to this very day.” – Romans 11:7-8

[NOTE: Based on my understanding of Romans 11, I do hold out hope for a future conversion of many Jews to Christ, but “the elect” are those who come to Christ by God’s grace.]

See also the whole use of the term “the elect” in the New Testament. It is not used of ethnic Jews, but of those who are brought to salvation through faith in Christ. We are “the chosen people” of God.

3. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are not divinely inspired documents and they do not, in any sense, form a covenant relationship between America and God.

God has made a covenant with creation not to destroy the whole earth by a Flood. He has also established a new covenant with his people, sealed in the blood of Jesus, which cleanses us from sin and makes us his holy people. This new covenant is really part of the unfolding covenant of grace, which is woven throughout Scripture.

However, at no time does God enter into political alliances with human political nation-states. America is not God’s chosen nation and America does not have a special alliance with God. This is utter nonsense and is an arrogant, America-centered view of reality that is offensive to the Bible!

Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence, including the famous words that supposedly form the “covenant with God”: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Jefferson’s view of God was not Biblical and Jefferson was not a Christian, despite David Barton’s claims to the contrary. Barton needs Jefferson to be a Christian because he needs America to have a covenant with God.

The Constitution, which forms the framework of our country’s government, does not even mention God. Far from being a covenant with God, it is a non-religious document. It does contain much Biblical wisdom and insight into human nature drawn from the Bible, but it is not a covenant with God.

4. America is suffering from the consequences of foolishness in abandoning wisdom and righteousness. This is probably the unfolding of divine judgment, but not in a covenant sense. 

God does not need a special covenant with a particular people in order to judge them. All humanity stands under God’s covenant with Adam, which Adam broke. Thus, all humanity is guilty and sinful before a holy God. (See more about this on my other blog, Calvin & the Confession.)

Here’s where I start to offend the other side in “the culture wars”:

I do believe that 55 million unborn babies killed legally over the past 40 years has consequences in the light of divine justice. I do believe that the embrace of homosexual “marriage” and of sending women into combat to protect men at home has and will continue to have consequences. I believe that running up a $16.8 Trillion debt because we all want government services but we don’t want to pay them is immoral and will have disastrous consequences.

Sin brings death, like storm clouds bring rain. We are all sinners, but America has chosen to run head-long into a maelstrom of folly, sin, rebellion, selfishness and arrogance. We will reap what we have sown. God cannot be mocked.

As T.A. McMahon says in his critique, “The clarion call of The Harbinger , which seems to be quite sincere and is one with which all Christians might agree, is that the American people must repent of their evil ways and turn to God in truth. Amen to that!”

Some people may say that I am agreeing with the main message of The Harbinger: judgment is coming and we must repent as a nation. On one level I agree wholeheartedly, but on another level I must disagree. We cannot repent “as a nation” because “as a nation,” we have no relationship with God and do not know God. The church needs to repent and return to her first love. The nation needs the Gospel proclaimed by a faithful church, a church that loves Christ and his Gospel and his church more than the nations of Israel or America.

For further reading:

Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology by Nathan Pitchford

Dispensationalism: A Categorized Scripture List by Nathan Pitchford

The Harbinger-A Matter of Critical Discernment by The Berean Call. I disagree with The Berean Call and Dave Hunt about many things, especially their understanding of Calvinism, which is badly distorted. But they get this right: “Isaiah:9:10 cannot be identified with America and 9/11, and that’s all one has to understand in order to reject Cahn’s book.”

The Harbinger: Fact or Fiction by David James. Again, I don’t agree with all of David James’ theology, but he has written a helpful critique of The Harbinger.

After posting an excerpt from a message from Barth Notes, (American Evangelicalism and the Hebrew Roots Movement) Michael was kind enough to pass on the link to a website which has posted an excellent critique  of Jonathan Cahn’s book, The Harbinger.

Comments Below

Dave 2         January 31, 2013 at 3:32 am I read the book “The Harbinger” because a friend wanted my opinion of it and I found the story quite troubling but for reasons other than what one might think. The basic premise of the book is that God was warning America that punishment is coming by bringing about the events of September 11, 2001 (911).

911 was to become the warning shot to the United States that unless the nation repented a greater national punishment would come. Between the lines, the implications also include the concept that the nation of Israel should become a priority in future American protocol and that our failure to do so would also bring God against America.

But that is not what troubled me about the book. To help explain why I do not recommend the book I must add that the military taught me that the best way to engage the enemy is to know them and know them well. Therefore, I have spent a good portion of thirty years or more studying all forms of esoteric, satanic and spiritual practices to have a better understanding of the enemy. And therefore, when someone claims to speak for God and uses scripture to support their claim the first thing I do is pray.

In this case I was saddened by the fact that this writer used Cabala commentary, the Babylonian Talmud and other sorceries to substantiate his interpretation of Isaiah’s prophecy. And while I know that it is a very long and common practice for evil to masquerade as good (2 Corinthians 11: 13-15) to subvert the works of God it is not my place to judge this writers heart.

But I feel that one must not automatically discount the warning for two very important reasons: one, America is indeed spoken of in prophecy and two, how one responds to God’s word may send one in a direction one shouldn’t go. For example, even if the writer himself comes and admits that his purpose is to deceive it would be a mistake to say that just because this man practiced evil that America will just continue on forever and that punishment shall never touch her shores because that would be wrong.

Many professing Christians have been subvertly planted by the enemy by first building up and then tearing down so that confidence in the Word of God is compromised in many hearts. Further, when a so-called prophet has been exposed then that fact can be used to destroy a truth especially if the truth is unwelcomed.

I am NOT saying that 911 was sent by God to warn us of impending judgment. And I am NOT saying that this man’s vision is true either because it misrepresents what God IS saying to America and unless one is willing to have eyes to see and ears to hear a true warning will go unnoticed, unappreciated, unwelcomed and treated as all the other failed prophecies before and after it. That is the true purpose of this book. Like the little boy who cried wolf, in time, no one pays any attention when truth comes.

michael        January 31, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Something that I have been asking the Lord to highlight in my day as I walk out this Faith He has given to me comes from this Word about the prophetic voice and the human who speaks for God and does signs that come to pass but …!!!!!

Deu 13:1 “If a prophet or a dreamer of dreams arises among you and gives you a sign or a wonder,
Deu 13:2 and the sign or wonder that he tells you comes to pass, and if he says, ‘Let us go after other gods,’ which you have not known, ‘and let us serve them,’
Deu 13:3 you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For the LORD your God is testing you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

While I believe it is not only foundational, elementary it is function that we study the Old Testament because these things were written for our learning and admonition upon whom the “ends of the ages has come”.

The reality though is God had this written to keep our eyes on the ball so to speak and know whether or not the sign or wonder coming to pass is of the Lord or just the Lord testing us to strengthen our resolve and His Faith in us:

Heb 1:1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,
Heb 1:2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

Notice something here. Those Words are from the book of “Hebrews”. Supposedly this was the ball they should keep their eyes on as we all?

Question, can you point anywhere in those two verses where God isolates and gives special attention to the United States or present day Israel?

Seems to me there is a place in whom he appointed the heir of “all” things for both just that Cahn and many many others tend to isolate the United States and present day Israel for some special treatment when Our God is not partial to any of His Elect. We all get fair unfettered and even treatment with it comes to both discipline, as it a wippin’ behind the wood shed and the manifold blessings of Christ!

Eph 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
Eph 1:4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
Eph 1:5 he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
Eph 1:6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved

Heb 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,
Heb 12:2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
Heb 12:3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
Heb 12:4 In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
Heb 12:5 And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.
Heb 12:6 For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”
Heb 12:7 It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
Heb 12:8 If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
Heb 12:9 Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
Heb 12:10 For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.
Heb 12:11 For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

The Harbinger – A Matter of Critical Discernment

The Harbinger is a novel that is becoming very popular among both Christians and non-Christians, even reaching the top of the New York Times best-seller list at this writing. What makes it worthy of review, like other books that we have addressed, is that it offers an important opportunity for believers to exercise critical discernment. In this case, author Jonathan Cahn believes that he has discovered prophetic signs from God that are found in the Old Testament and directly apply to the United States, referring in particular to the events surrounding the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Because The Harbinger ( TH ) is a fictional novel with a large dose of nonfiction added (Scripture), this critique involves two aspects: 1) a personal, subjective opinion, and 2) a more objective consideration of the author’s application of Scripture in his novel.

Whenever we read a fictional story or see a movie, our evaluation is almost always subjective, e.g., what we like or don’t like about it. As the untutored art critic might say, “I don’t know anything about art, but I know what I like!” Even an art aficionado with some expertise rarely gets beyond the subjective, although he has a great deal more criteria than the everyday art lover for evaluating a work of art. In the end, it’s still just his opinion.

In my opinion, The Harbinger is a poor script. I say “script” because it reads more like a script than like a novel, lacking nearly all of the elements that go into making a first-rate work of fiction. It tries to fit into the genre of National Treasure and The Da Vinci Code but fails miserably in my view—and I’m hardly an admirer of The Da Vinci Code. The redundancy throughout the book borders on being insufferable. If it were eliminated, TH could easily have been reduced to half its size. In addition, the dialog is repetitious, yet little if any insight into the story’s characters is provided, with the result that we don’t get to know them any better than we would a stranger whom we might sit next to on a three-minute subway ride.

Good fiction has drama. TH reads like a nine-part seminar, ending with a two-chapter tract. I actually liked some aspects of the last two chapters (though I thought I’d never get there as I struggled through the previous ones). If there had been a clear gospel presentation, these chapters might have the basis for a good tract—but definitely not for a good fictional story. Again, these are simply my opinions. I have little doubt that some will disagree, especially those who are fans of the book.

On the other hand, although TH is a fictional account that invites subjective criticism, it makes numerous claims regarding actual signs or harbingers from God—which it attempts to justify by supporting them with Scriptures. God’s Word, however, is not fiction. That subjects TH to factual evaluation, because the Bible is God’s objective truth. Therefore, we can challenge Cahn’s claims objectively by searching the Scriptures to see if they indeed are true (Acts:17:11). As Isaiah wrote, “To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to [God’s] word, it is because there is no light in them” (Isaiah:8:20). Jesus reinforced Isaiah’s exhortation in His prayer for believers to His Father: “Sanctify [meaning ‘set them apart’]…through thy truth: thy word is truth” (John:17:17).

The clarion call of The Harbinger , which seems to be quite sincere and is one with which all Christians might agree, is that the American people must repent of their evil ways and turn to God in truth. Amen to that! The major problem, however, is the way that the fictional story attempts to encourage such repentance. It declares that God has sent signs—nine harbingers—to the United States as a wake-up call that the country might take heed, repent, and thus ward off His impending judgment. If Cahn is mistaken about the harbingers and multitudes believe what he asserts, then he has led them astray. That is a serious issue and would identify him as a false teacher. Teaching God’s people wrongly carries a “greater condemnation” (James:3:1).

The main characters in the story are a journalist and a mysterious prophet. The central contemporary event related to the harbingers is the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. As the fictional story unfolds, it is revealed that the harbingers of warning and judgment are directly related to a prophecy found in the Book of Isaiah. Here is where the major thesis of the book fails the Prophet Isaiah’s own challenge of Isaiah:8:20: the author, Jonathan Cahn, has spoken “not according to [God’s] word” but has misapplied the scriptures in an attempt to support his own ideas throughout The Harbinger.

Cahn gleans nearly all of his correlations connecting America with a prophecy made to Israel from one verse—Isaiah:9:10. To begin with, this verse applies only to the tribes of the Northern Kingdom of Israel, who, along with the Southern Kingdom of Judah, comprise God’s covenant people. All the way through TH , the United States is presented implicitly as a nation in covenant with God. No, God has only one covenant nation—the nation of Israel. This is a critical error of the book. Although that may be overlooked by someone eager to recognize the U.S. in Isaiah’s prophecy, one must read the entire context, which begins with verse 8 and runs through verse 21 of chapter 9.

Cahn flip-flops between God’s judgment and God’s warning, giving the latter more emphasis as he promotes the idea that if the U.S. will heed the warning and repent of its evil ways and turn back to God, restoration and blessing will follow. Although that principle is true for every individual who turns to Him, Cahn picked the wrong passage of Scripture as a hopeful warning for America. In fact, the entire context of Isaiah:9:8-21 is a prophecy of judgment of the most devastating kind. God declares that He will send Israel’s enemies to “devour” them (v. 12), destroying her corrupt leaders and lying prophets (vv. 15-16), and “for all this,” His anger would not subside, and in His wrath He would not show them mercy. The carnage would result in civil wars among the tribes of Israel—brother against brother—with utter destruction, starvation, cannibalism (vv. 19-20), and finally captivity by her enemy. Even so, “For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out [against Israel] still” (v. 21). No “warning” is even hinted at in these verses.

Cahn’s isolation of Isaiah:9:10 and his symbolic interpretation of that verse to make it fit the September 11, 2001, jihadist attack on the U.S. is preposterous. (It’s also very odd that nowhere in the book is Islam or the term “Muslim” mentioned.) Nevertheless, as tragic as 9/11 was, what reasonably discerning person would see this as comparable to Isaiah’s account of God’s judgment on the Northern Kingdom of Israel? Furthermore, even a cursory review of American history will bring to mind far more devastating events than 9/11, from Washington, D.C. being burned and sacked in the War of 1812, to the Civil War, to Pearl Harbor, to the debacle in Vietnam, etc. Ignoring such events, Cahn zeroes in on the devastation of “Ground Zero” as verification that God has removed His “hedge of protection” from the United States. How Cahn decides what events of contemporary history God is using for His very specific purposes is troubling. Are they Cahn’s own prophetic insights or just his speculations? If the former, he is on very tenuous ground.

For many, selectivity on Cahn’s part creates some of the most compelling assertions in the novel. Again and again, as G. Richard Fisher of Personal Freedom Outreach has noted, “Cahn is playing on the old mistake of saying [that] similarity means identity.” The nine harbingers are selectively (and erroneously) taken from Scripture and are then given life by the comparison to similar things surrounding 9/11, which are then identified with Isaiah:9:10. That’s the faulty method. Fisher explains, “Similarity is not identity. A $100 bill is similar to monopoly money, which is paper, has numbers on it, and is referred to as money.” To attempt to tie them together beyond that similarity, like paying a bill with monopoly money, will have embarrassing consequences at least.

Isaiah:9:10 cannot be identified with America and 9/11, and that’s all one has to understand in order to reject Cahn’s book. Yet, for those enamored with The Harbinger and still not convinced of its serious biblical problems, consider a few of the harbingers themselves (there’s not enough space here to evaluate all of them). The sycamore and cedar trees are mentioned in Isaiah:9:10: “The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.” The passage uses sycamores as a metaphor for weaker trees being replaced by stronger, taller cedars in an act of arrogant defiance by the Israelites, who will not submit to God. Cahn points to a singular sycamore and what he refers to as a type of cedar tree (actually a Norway Spruce) that replaced it at Ground Zero as harbingers connected to Isaiah:9:10. Although there is a similarity , it takes a great deal of subjective wrangling by Cahn in his attempt to make it match Isaiah’s prophecy. The context does not allow Cahn’s claims.

Another harbinger of warning to America is referred to as “The Tower.” Cahn seems hard pressed to make a biblical connection to a tower other than a vague reference that the main character makes when he’s asked how he would know what the Tower of Babel looked like. He replies, “I don’t, but I’ve seen pictures of it.” That inane statement aside, Babel was not a Jewish tower. Nevertheless, Cahn finds a Jewish tower that he believes fits. But he had to go to the Septuagint, the translation of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek, for help. Isaiah:9:10 in the Greek is translated thus: “The bricks are fallen down, but come, let us hew stones, and cut down sycamores and cedars, and let us build for ourselves a tower. ” So, he has his “tower,” but not without an inherent problem for “harbingers six and seven.” Those harbingers are dependent upon a cedar replacing a sycamore tree. The Greek translation says “sycamores and cedars” are “cut down”; the Hebrew says that sycamores (plural) will be changed with cedars (plural). It would seem that Cahn can’t have both his “Septuagint” tower and his “Hebrew” replacement cedar (singular). They contradict one another. [For further explanation, refer to the TBC Extra page in this issue.]

There are numerous other problems with the harbingers, even though they are constructed subjectively and selectively by Cahn. Granted, the author does raise an intriguing date phenomenon related to the economic misfortunes connected with 9/11 when he attempts to link the Jewish shemitah , the Torah law of letting the land lie fallow and the forgiving of debts in the seventh year of a seven-year cycle, as a warning to the U.S. No matter what one conjectures regarding the significance of a stock market crash occurring on the first day of shemitah, the shemitah itself has no bearing on anyone or anything other than the nation of Israel. It has never applied to the Gentile nations, either in actual practice or figuratively in Scripture. To superimpose a connection with America is just that—a superimposition.

Another imposition from Cahn’s imagination is his suggestion that the inauguration of George Washington in New York City was a “consecration” of America to God similar to Solomon’s consecration of the Temple in Jerusalem. To even compare the two verges on blasphemy, especially because history reveals that much Masonic ritual was involved, as well as the “works-salvation” doctrine of Masonry contained in Washington’s speech. It was more suitable to the god of the Masonic Lodge, the Great Architect of the Universe, than to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of the Bible.

Part of the dilemma in criticizing The Harbinger is that if the foundational error in it is not acknowledged (that America has some sort of covenant with God, and that there is a direct biblical correlation between Israel and the U.S. in the events of 9/11 and following), that opens the door for the acceptance of the book’s many fallacious ideas. This creates a perception of “credibility” simply by entering into a dispute over them. Even so, because most of them are so obviously wrong, pointing any one of them out to someone enthralled with the book may still be helpful. Some of these things are addressed in other parts of this newsletter and will be touched on in our future issues as questions arise.

One final thought—we all know the saying, “You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover,” and that’s a reasonable statement. But I like to check out book covers to see who’s endorsing them. That’s hardly a failsafe practice, but it can put me on “discernment alert” if it raises red flags. In the case of The Harbinger , a big red flag went up regarding the publisher. Though the cover says “Front Line,” it’s actually an imprint title of Charisma Media/Charisma House Book Group, the publisher of Charisma magazine. For those not familiar with Charisma , there is no other publication that has supported and promoted more of the unbiblical Word/Faith teachers, the “wealth and health” preachers, the Kingdom/Dominionists, the Apostles and Prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation, the so-called spirit revivals of the Toronto Airport Vineyard, the Brownsville Revival, the Lakeland Revivals, the Latter Rain/Manifest Sons of God, and so forth. There is some irony in the fact that in chapter 9 of Isaiah, TH ’s key biblical chapter, God brings down His judgment upon Israel because of “lying prophets.” Charisma has over the years featured many who fit that description. That doesn’t automatically throw TH into a bin of rotten apples, but it should at least cause one to examine its fruit very carefully. Jesus said, “A corrupt tree [cannot] bring forth good fruit” and “by their fruits ye shall know them.”

These are days of rampant and beguiling apostasy. We need, therefore, to test all things by the Scriptures so that we do not “slip” away from God’s truth (Hebrews:2:1). We also need to pray for and encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ that we all might be biblically discerning regarding the latest agenda, movement, trend, or popular book that is adversely influencing multitudes in the body of Christ… TBC

The Harbinger FACT or FICTION?

Isaiah prophecy 9:10 & NYC – World Trade Center 9/11?

Jonathan Cahn discusses ancient biblical prophesy known as The Harbinger that concerns the future of America.


Obama ‘fulfills’ Isaiah 9:10 prophecy – again?

“We remember,” he wrote. “We rebuild. We come back stronger!”


The handwritten message Barack Obama scrawled on a new building site at Ground Zero last night sounds optimistic, upbeat, non-controversial – at first glance.

The Isaiah 9:10 Judgement:

An Ancient Mystery That Foretells America’s Future.

Is America under judgment for turning away from God as ancient Israel did?  That is the provocative question addressed by this video documentary. Here author of the New York Times bestseller “The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America’s Future.” in a 2-hour documentary based on shocking research by Cahn, who heads the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel Congregation in Wayne, N.J suggests an otherwise obscure passage in the book of Isaiah is, since Sept. 11, 2001, being uncannily re-enacted in the U.S. just the way it originally played out in the time of the great prophet of Israel, leading to the nation’s captivity and dispersions.

Cahn reveals what he calls “an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America’s future and the collapse of the global economy.”

“Before its destruction as a nation, ancient Israel received nine harbingers, prophetic omens of warning,” he says. “The same nine harbingers are now manifesting in America with immediate ramifications for end-time prophecy.”

The key to decoding the harbingers, he says, is found in understanding the seemingly innocuous words of Isaiah 9:10 (King James Version), what it meant to Israel and how the history seems to be repeating itself in America today.

“The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.”

These words were first uttered by leaders in Israel and in response to a limited strike by Assyria on the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali – an attack the prophet makes clear is actually part of a limited judgment by God against apostasy. It wasn’t meant to destroy the nation, but to awaken it, according to most commentaries.

But, says Cahn, Israel didn’t take the cue. Instead, the response from the people in Isaiah 9:10 is one of defiance. The brick buildings were toppled, but they vowed to build bigger and better. The little sycamore trees may have been uprooted, but they vowed to plant bigger and better cedars in their place.

God, speaking through Isaiah, explains what will happen as a result of their pride and arrogance and failure to heed the harbinger: Bigger and more potent attacks will follow. Because neither the northern kingdom of Israel or the southern kingdom of Judah truly repents, the first is eventually swept away by Assyrian invaders and the latter is carried off into captivity by the Babylonians for 70 years.

But what does this have to do with the United States of America – particularly what the U.S. experienced on 9/11 and since? Cahn has found some strikingly eerie parallels.

“The parallels are truly stunning,” says Farah. “In fact, they are overwhelming in their number and their exactitude. I am persuaded God is trying to tell America something and Cahn has found the key to unlocking the message.”

  • Does a relatively obscure verse of Scripture hold the secret to the pain and suffering America has been experiencing in increasing doses since 9/11?
  • Are America’s key leaders unknowingly fulfilling a prophetic destiny of national judgment by uttering words from the Bible they don’t comprehend?
  • Is the United States following in the footsteps of ancient Israel with a spirit of defiance against God leading to increasingly severe judgments?
  • Is America in danger of impending judgment? And is this judgment revealed in an ancient mystery that foretells current events down to the exact dates?
  • What can Americans learn that can prevent their nation from falling like ancient Israel did when it failed to heed God’s warnings?

The 9/11 Cube


“And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?”

W. B. Yeats

As I write these words almost nine years have passed since the epoch-making event universally known as “9/11.” I say “epoch-making” because its impact on the collective psyche of the human race has been out of all proportion to the scale of the tragedy. For example, we now use the terms “pre-9/11” and “post-9/11” in much the same way as we use “BC” and “AD” (or the rather bland “BCE” and “CE”), in recognition of the fact that 9/11 has changed our world forever.

Who was really responsible for this horrifically audacious, breathtakingly successful act of terror? What is presented here is not another “9/11 hypothesis” — rather, it is my interpretation of what appears to be a communication about 9/11 that has been placed within the event itself, insisting that the ultimate perpetrator was not any group of people but an intelligence which created 9/11 to mark a watershed moment in history. The communication is written in a symbolic language utilising words, numbers and geometric figures and is translated by means of an esoteric science known as gematria.

Gematria arose in classical antiquity from the practice of using strings of letter-numerals to represent numbers (a vestige of these ancient counting systems is Roman numerals). Each letter was converted to a number under an accepted system of alphabetic numeration, then the numbers summed to give a total. Since words are also strings of letters, then in any language to which a system of alphabetic numeration can be applied, words — and by extension phrases, sentences, etc — can also be assigned numerical values. Gematria is the discernment and study of what is claimed to be a numerical cyphertext within many ancient and modern languages, including the English language, its central tenet being that if a meaningful relationship exists between two words or phrases then this will tend to be reflected in their numerical values. Strict causality would deny such a possibility, insisting that languages evolve in Darwinian fashion over time. The existence of a cyphertext would suggest a very different reality, where teleological foresight triumphs over the blind stumblings of evolution.

The translation key for a major part of the 9/11 message is the simplest and most natural system of alphabetic numeration: the substitution of a letter by its position in the alphabet. So for English words A = 1, B = 2, C = 3… Z = 26. An example of English gematria based on this system is given below.

Jesus Christ = 151
Holy Spirit = 151
Jesus is Lord = 151
Lord of Hosts = 151
Christ the King = 151
The Sacrificial Lamb = 151

This example shows the number 151 to be a kind of “strange attractor” for names and phrases meaningfully related to Jesus Christ, hinting that some divine ordering principle has indeed been influencing the development of language.

Another example is more subtle, involving a third, geometric, element of gematria (the word comes from a Greek word meaning “earth measures”).

God = 26 (13 x 2)
Lord = 49 (7 x 7)

I have broken down the numerical value of each word into its prime factors, through which it can be seen that the largest prime factors of each number are thirteen and seven, respectively. There seems at first glance to be no obvious relationship between these numbers, but they are indeed related through a geometric figure. Regular arrays of counters can create polygons and thirteen is the number of units required to form a hexagram, within which is a hexagon of seven units (figure 1).

This Star of David, ancient symbol of Christ and modern emblem of Israel, links the two most significant English names for the Judeo-Christian God. The product of 13 and 7 is 91, the numerical value of “Spirit” and “The Father.”

My own involvement with 9/11 and gematria began in 1998, with an internal vision that symbolised my entry into a kind of celestial college, staffed by angelic teachers. The first course of study lasted three-and-a-half years and amounted to a tour-de-force of spiritual and paranormal experiences, deftly woven into my life to teach me important lessons and often having a distinctly Christian flavour. By 2001 my long-held agnosticism had been replaced by an awareness of unseen dimensions and invisible but very real companions.

On the morning of September 11th, 2001, several hours before the attacks (I live in the UK), I heard a male voice speak the words “Serpent Power” into my left ear. I knew from past experience that the two words were important in some way, so I wrote them down. Serpent Power is also known as Kundalini energy, from the serpent goddess of Hindu mythology. Yogis claim that this energy is our life force, normally residing in our “subtle body” near the base of the spine. Under certain conditions this energy can rise through the subtle body’s channels and give rise to a Kundalini awakening, a dramatic and potentially dangerous moment of enlightenment. Around 3.00PM my wife telephoned me to say that something extraordinary had happened in New York and that I should turn on the television. I did so then sat in front of it for eight hours, watching with horror, fascination and an odd sense of unreality as the serpent struck New York and Washington, causing the deaths of three thousand people, the destruction of the twin symbols of global capitalism and the “Kundalini awakening” of our sleeping world.

My sense of the unreality of 9/11 was compounded by something else: a growing number of coincidences involving the number 11. The date was the 11th, the twin towers resembled a giant eleven and there were 110 storeys in each building. These snowballed into an avalanche of elevens, including historical links with the number. For instance, Manhattan Island, on which the WTC stood, was first seen by Henry Hudson on September the 11th, 1609, and work on the construction of the Pentagon began on September the 11th, 1941. [1] Bizarrely, the 9/11 Commission report was released on 22/7/04, 1045 (11 x 95) days after 9/11. Could this clustering of elevens around 9/11 be accounted for simply by chance? I sensed from the start that a more likely explanation was a phenomenon described by the great psychologist Carl Jung: synchronicity, or meaningful coincidence. [2] My own spiritual awakening had been accompanied by many synchronicities and I could confirm the observation made by Jung and others that these intensified during periods of transition or crisis, outer events reflecting inner changes. Could 9/11 itself have been such a reflection? What inner change was it reflecting?

By the summer of 2001 my spiritual education had begun to include the study of gematria and one day in November 2001, during a period when I was myself at the centre of a storm of meaningful coincidences, it occurred to me to look at the gematria of 9/11. The first words I numerated were ‘Osama bin Laden’. A thrill went through me when I saw that the most popular English translation of his name has a numerical value of 110. Next I numerated ‘New York’, which has a value of 111. ‘September the eleventh, two thousand and one’ is 440 (11 x 40). The US emergency code ‘Nine One One’ is 110. ‘Osama bin Muhammad bin Laden’–the name the man used for signing documents after the 9/11 attacks–is 209 (11 x 19). Bin Laden’s full name is ‘Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden’, which has a value of 263, the same as the sum of the flight numbers of the three planes that struck their targets (11 + 175 + 77). Two of these are 11 and 77 (11 x 7). How many coincidences make a communication?

As my researches progressed I was helped in unusual ways. In addition to the synchronicities I mentioned, much of this assistance came from dreams and visions, guiding me with hints and clues I was expected to follow up. People around me also began to have strange dreams which they felt compelled to share with me. One woman with whom I worked had this dream in 2004. I swap bodies with my cousin, who is very beautiful. My father then catches my cousin (in my body) with a diary in which she has written many hateful things about him. My father reads the diary then attacks my cousin in anger, slashing her back and chopping off two fingers. This is a dream about 9/11. The two amputated fingers represent the destruction of the twin towers, suggesting it was a punishment from God (the father in the dream) for our rebellion. However, the beautiful cousin who took the punishment for my workmate, because they’d swapped bodies, reminded me of the “perfect sacrifice” who took our place on the cross. The slashes across her back represented the scourging with whips Jesus received before his crucifixion.

“The Pentagon” has a numerical value of 125. This is the cube of five, a number that is as strongly linked to The Pentagon as 11 was to the twin towers. For example, the Pentagon building has five storeys and consists of five concentric pentagons, the pentagon itself being a five-sided figure. “Pentagon” = 92, which is a pentagonal number. Again we find coincidences that defy the odds and which, in some cases, have been built into our language, precluding any possibility of a purely human conspiracy.

The number 125 can be displayed as a cube five units on a side. The other structure hit on 9/11 was The World Trade Centre, the value of which is 218. There is a profound geometric relationship between 125 and 218, because 218 units can surround cube 125 to create the cube of seven, with 343 units. Coincidence? Well, the twin towers were individually known as The North Tower and The South Tower (these are the names on the architect’s plans for the WTC). [3] The value of “The North Tower” is 189 and that of “The South Tower” is 197. These sum to 386, which is, incredibly, the number of units in another hollow cube, surrounding cube 343 to create the cube of nine, with 729 units (figure 2).

The “reasonable” explanation of coincidence is seriously undermined by this second discovery, which takes us beyond the reasonable world into a realm where some events, rather than being senseless accidents of history, have been created to bring transcendent meaning into our lives. The meaning within the events of September the 11th, 2001, is encoded into this nest of cubes; these present a kind of puzzle, the solution to which is shown below.

The two hollow cubes surrounding cube 125 can be opened up to revealtwo crosses, built from 218 and 386 units (figure 3).

The twin towers themselves resembled the stake and crossbar of a cross, as do the digits of 11. Bearing in mind that cube 125 is associated with The Pentagon and the number five, what then does it represent? The pentagon and related pentagram have many symbolic associations. However, for Christians they are associated with the five wounds received by Jesus Christ as he was crucified: the wounds to his two wrists, his two feet and his side. In fact the early Christians used the pentagram as a symbol of the crucified Lord, before it was dropped in favour of the cross. A reciprocal link is found in the numerical value of “Jesus Christ,” which you will recall is 151 (notice that this number incorporates the digits of the numbers 11 and five). Geometrically, 151 is a centred pentagram, as are 11 and 911. All three numbers are therefore linked to the pentagram and five-ness (figure 4).

A particular flower that has long been associated with the number five and its geometry is the rose. Christian symbolism associates the five petals of the wild rose with the wounds of Christ-the rose therefore carrying precisely the same symbolic meaning as the pentagram. The link between the rose and the crucified Lord is so strong that two well-known esoteric societies, the Rosicrucians and the Freemasons, have combined rose and cross to create distinctive emblems (figure 5).

Recall that through gematria the names “The Pentagon” and “The World Trade Centre” suggest cube 125 nested within cube 343. If we now take cube 343 and unfold its outer shell of 218 units, we see that we have a symbolic crucifix (figure 6).

The inner cube of 125 units is automatically positioned where the beams cross and thus, like the pentagram and the rose, symbolises the crucified Lord (figure 7).

The same procedure could be carried out on cube 729 to leave a cross of 386 units. The cube mounted on this cross has 343 units, symbolising through gematria the death of Jesus (the Pentagon) and the two criminals (the World Trade Centre) at Golgotha. This brings me to a remarkable confluence of cubes within the Bible that supports the crucifixion interpretation of 9/11. Here is Matthew’s version of the Superscription, the charge against Jesus placed above his head on the cross (Matthew 27:37).


Matthew’s version of the Superscription, found as worded here in English versions of the Bible, has a cubic watermark. The numerical value is 343, the cube of seven encoded within the 9/11 targets. The numbers of words and letters are eight and 27, the cubes of two and three, and the chapter is 27. Multiplying the chapter and verse indicators gives 999, which recalls cube 729, and summing these gives 64, the cube of four. In addition to its geometric relationship to the cross, the cube, symbol of perfection, has deep significance within Judaism, as discussed below.

The significance of the crucifixion to Christians is that it ended the need for the Day of Atonement. This most solemn of Jewish holy days was an annual sacrifice by the high priest to atone for the sins of his people, made initially in the tabernacle then in the Jerusalem temple. Several animals were sacrificed and their blood was sprinkled on and around the Ark of the Covenant, which was held in the inner sanctum of the tabernacle, called The Most Holy Place. The Bible describes three Most Holy Places: within the tabernacle, within the Jerusalem Temple and the New Jerusalem itself. Astoundingly, all three spaces were perfect cubes, just like the three cubes encoded into the 9/11 targets! [4]

To enter The Most Holy Place the high priest had to pass through a series of curtains, separating YHVH (who resided within the inner sanctum) from his sinful people. Within the tabernacle there were three curtains: the door to the outer court, the entrance to the tent and the veil (figure 8).

At the moment of Christ’s death on the cross the curtain in the Jerusalem Temple was torn in two, shattering the barrier previously in place between God and his people: “The curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom.” [5] If we now view the three strikes on 9/11 as the tearing of the three curtains separating the Most Holy Place from the sinful world beyond the tabernacle, we see that the events of September the 11th, 2001, were meant to reiterate the significance of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, as the ultimate Day of Atonement. Thus, on 9/11 the Most Holy Place was entered by our high priest Jesus Christ and atonement made for our sins by the blood of those who were killed on that day.

This profound correspondence can be symbolised in a special way, using the cubes encoded into the 9/11 targets. If we colour a one-unit-thick slice through the centre of cube 729, then repeat this process in the other two spatial directions — to symbolise the three airplane strikes, the three torn curtains and the three men crucified at Golgotha — we obtain the figure I call The 9/11 Cube (figure 9).

The 9/11 cube looks something like a Rubik’s cube, which is appropriate given that it presents us with the final part of the encoded puzzle. The solution is found by shining a light through the cube, oriented as shown in the figure, then looking to see what projects onto a piece of white paper ­– imagine the cube to be composed of coloured marbles (figure 10).

The projection is a hexagon of 217 units with an internal hexagram of 121 units, itself containing a hexagon of 61 units. The number 217 is the value of the following momentous phrase:

Christ’s Second Coming = 217

Incredibly, by counting the individual units in each of the three coloured zones we find that these three numbers are the ordinal values of the individual words in that phrase!

Christ’s = 96 = units in outer rhombi
Second = 60 = units in outer triangles
Coming = 61 = units in inner hexagon

The internal Star of David symbolises Jesus Christ, through its instantly recognisable form, and his Second Coming, through gematria (figure 11).

Moreover 121 is the fifth hexagram in its series and the square of 11, five and 11 being the numbers encoded into the Pentagon and the twin towers! The stunning degree of coordination shown here between numerical values, geometric properties and symbolism is singularly appropriate for the message being conveyed and is a magnificent realisation of the potential of synchronicity to bring transcendent meaning into our lives.

Finally, remember the mysterious fall of building 7 of the World Trade Centre? I propose that the fall of this structure was preordained to complete the message built into 9/11. The number 217, value of “Christ’s Second Coming,” was implied by the numbers of the three buildings that fell on 9/11. These were buildings 1, 2 and 7, which fell in the order 2, 1 and 7! As if to confirm the eschatological import of 9/11, the numbers 217 and 911 twice “cross” each other in the Bible. The 217th verse in the Bible is Genesis 9:11 and the 911th chapter in the Bible is Haggai 2, which opens with these words, “On the twenty-first day of the seventh month, the word of the Lord came through the prophet Haggai.”  [6] The ordinals “twenty-first” and “seventh” imply 217 again!

I well recall the moment when I discovered the 9/11 cube, because another dazzling synchronicity alerted me to its significance: at that very instant my wife changed the TV channel and I heard the pop band Cockney Rebel sing the opening words of their biggest hit: “You’ve done it all, you’ve broken every code and pulled the rebel to the floor.” [7] If synchronicities really are manifestations of psycho-spiritual transformation, then 9/11 may have signified the greatest leap in human consciousness since we first stood on two legs. In fact the 9/11 cube insists that this was the Event that Christians throughout the world have long awaited. What better way to return than by recreating his crucifixion and simultaneously destroying the twin pillars of a rapacious economic system? In this way he demonstrated his ultimate authority over world affairs and reminded us, during his bi-millennial anniversary, of the sacrifice he made on the cross, by making a second sacrifice to atone for our sins.

 BY William Downie

This is a truly fascinating

Submitted by ConsciousObserver on Fri, 05/21/2010 – 16:26.
This is a truly fascinating discussion about symbology and the esoterics behind the event of 9/11. Much of it makes sense. What doesn’t is the final conclusion. It a sense it does, in that 9/11 represented a “2nd crucifiction” of Christ (and all that Christ stands for). However to attribute this event to something Holy and Divine is nothing less than blasphemy. 9/11 was planned and conducted by a Satanic legion, in the form of the ultimate “black mass” for the purpose of claiming the “next age” as their own. It was a perverted plot, not a supernatural string of synchronistic coincidences led by some benevolent power. It was meant to thwart the universal ascension of earth’s and humanity’s kundalini (or the “2nd coming”). It was an event done solely for a dark purpose…to restrict the Light.

Re: This Is Truly Fascinating

Submitted by William Downie on Sat, 05/22/2010 – 03:43.

Hi, I’m William Downie.

Thankyou for your comments on my article. I understand why you would think that 9/11 was a satanic plot – the equivalent of a black mass, if you like. I know one 9/11 researcher who holds precisely that view.

My own view is that the destructive forces unleashed on 9/11 were controlled by a higher power with the foresight to see what the long-term consequenses of 9/11 will be. What seems like evil to our myopic minds will (I hope) be our saving grace. To a kitten on the operating table the veterinarian might seem to be an evil monster, but that same kitten will wake up with it’s malignant abscess drained and its life saved. 9/11 was the draining of an abscess of evil. It was the pushing of a reset button in our collective psyche, spellbound by the fake glamour of global capitalism. It was the bursting of the bubble of protection around the USA (and the rich western nations in general) that we imagined our wealth and military forces afforded us.

It’s never pleasant to be disillisioned, but all you have to lose are the illusions you held in the first place.

Thanks again for you opinions.

“They know not what they do”

Submitted by raviole2012 on Fri, 05/21/2010 – 16:47.
Conscious Observer, these words point to the truth that sometimes the Light uses the Dark for it’s own purpose. And the Dark does this “un-knowingly”. Perhaps this “Second Crucifixion as 911” points to this? The Pharisees thought they had their own Black Mass but the Light tricked them. The Dark is really in the dark about the true modus operandi of the Light. And besides. The Dark secretly works for the Light. Just some food for thought…

I’m William Downie.

I agree very much with you here! I think there were two levels of ‘conspiracy’ here (which is perhaps the cause of so much confusion about 9/11). There was a human or human-demonic conspiracy and a higher power that was in ultimate control.

In a sense I think the human psyche created (or co-created) 9/11, to fulfil the eschatological expectations of the Christian community and as a symbol and manifestation of a huge change in consciousness we are currently exeriencing.

Submitted by William Downie on Sat, 05/22/2010 – 08:02.

Hi Mark. Thanks for your insights here. Yes, I think that all events are first created in the Mind of God, or Bohm’s implicate order, before manifesting here, in the explicate order. It may be difficult for many people to understand what good could come from 9/11 — and we all project our own beliefs, wishes and prejudices onto the event — but if the information encoded into 9/11 is to be believed it will ultimately have a positive outcome for humanity. Perhaps that is one of the reasons the code was put there — to reassure us that all will be well in the end.

Was Jesus power mad and God insane? It would be easy to believe that if you read the Bible literally. I think that the patriachal, judgmental YHVH of the Old Testament was a reflection of the mindset of those who wrote the scriptures. God appears to us as we understand him/her. In fact, the destruction wrought on 9/11 may have happened precisely for that reason — because we expected punshment from a judgmental father-figure. The Judeo-Christian mindset runs deep.

I share your dislike of institutional Christianity (the car bumper sticker “God, save us from your people” says it all for me). But following Jesus Christ is not the same thing as being a church-goer or televangelist, in my opinion. Following Christ is not about worshipping him or adoring him like a football fan. I think it’s about following his example, even unto the cross. In fact I think that all of us will have to undergo our own ‘crucifixion’ if we are to live the risen life. The crucifixion and 9/11 were manifestations of an internal process where we ‘crucify’ our lower, fearful natures and adopt a more spiritual way of life. This is the real Second Coming: the descent of higher consciousness into this realm, and it is now well underway.

Re. yur last comment, I don’t know what a CAPTCHA code is, but it sounds intriguing!

“Well, I hear where you’re coming from, but most of the punishment actually isn’t happen to Westerners or Europeans-it’s happening to Muslims. Some jihadists or sectarian warriors, but mostly just everyday people doing their thing.”

The “punishment” of 9/11 was symbolic. I’m well aware that the world is still an unequal and unjust place, and may in some instances have been made more so by 9/11. Perhaps the seeds have been sown for a better world, though. The WTC and the Pentagon were idols that we worshipped, symbolising the military and financial strength of the rich western nations. People believed in what they stood for: free-market capitalism and its defense. But in reality capitalism is based on greed (ultimately on fear), assumes people are ‘selfish units of selection’ rather than spiritual beings and has lead to the economic exploitation of billions, the promotion of materialism and consumerism and the devastation of the environment. We worship mammon, not God, and have filled the world with temples to honour that false deity. The twin cathedrals of mammon in New York were destroyed to shatter our confident belief in the rightness of the system that enslaves us and make us think again. It’s not the wanton destruction of a jealous God, it’s necessity: if we keep on living this way we won’t have much longer left.

“What 9/11 did in th West was empower some incredibly vicious people to institute a militarized corporatocracy, and bring forth a Police State. All while holing aloft a Cross, on which Nature and Humanity around the world is being crucified. ”

All this is true, but while the Judeo-Christian world claims to worship God they really worship mammon, as I said. “Many will come in my name…”

“I do understand and appreciate the stance you’re articulating. But I don’t think we can so casually seperate Jesus Christ and the Father, as godforms/deities of some type, and the institutions built around them. If we believe that deities actually exist in some form, and we believe that they have some impact on consensus reality, then we can venerate or criticize these deities for the changes they’re bringing forth in the world. In my experience a relationship with a deity is like a feedback loop, both in one’s personal experience and the world around them. And unfortunately I have to question a deity who’s institutions are having such profound success making our world a much darker and vicious place. ”

I think we have to distinguish between the actions of politicians and the work of churches in the world. George Bush and Tony Blair may have called themselves Christians but can Christ really be blamed for the invasion of Iraq or Guantanimo Bay or the reductions in civil liberties we have all suffered? The church is far from perfect and “conservative Christian” is little more than an oxymoron to me, but the Church as a whole does much good in the world, quietly, without fanfare, purely for the love of humankind.

Yes, I do know a more benevolent Christ. He is well worth getting to know!

The prosperity doctrine, dominionist Christianity and the like are monstrous aberrations of the gospel of Jesus Christ. That is why the structures destroyed on 9/11 were the very temples at which those people worship. The message could not be clearer: God was pointing to the WTC and the Pentagon and saying “These are the abominations that cause desolation!” The Bible could hardly be clearer either. Jesus was on the side of the poor, the scorned, the lame and the dispossessed, not the rich and powerful.

The church has always bred heretical doctrines, from docetism to Arianism, and it seems to me that dominionism is another heresy. The majority of Christians throughout the world currently have no truck with it. The influence of America in the world is still huge, though, and it worries me that US-style Christianity is spreading, especially since the church in Europe is moribund. I think we also have to distinguish between the man-made church and the Church of God, which are two different entities. I try to serve the latter.

Submitted by Ora on Fri, 05/21/2010 – 21:38.
A great addition to work like this would be if you had statistics that verified how likely or unlikely it is that your correlations are just chance and apophenia or that they have real significance based on improbability. Statistics could scientifically back up your information with a lot more weight.

And my CAPTCHA was “of moloch…”

Thanks for your suggestion.

Actually, I have done some probability calculations, within my own very limited capabilities (I would be pleased to accept help in this area).

The 9/11 Cube is only one of many discoveries I’ve made regarding 9/11 and the Second Coming. Most of the encoded information is actually within the NIV Bible (I was ‘given’ this version in 2001). At the very start of the NIV Bible are three numbers that define a kind of fractal snowflake I call The Creation Snowflake. The full structural properties of this figure can be defined by a set of numbers several of which are numerical values for the Christian Trinity. Using the binomial theorem I calculated that the odds against these numbers also being numerical values for the English names ‘the Lord God’, ‘Jesus Christ’, ‘the Holy Spirit’ and shorter variants (eg. ‘God’) were 118 million to 1. This does not take into account the Hebrew and Greek names encoded therein or the encoding of the snowflake within the first two verses of the NIV.

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I think that this kind of analysis can add some weight to my findings, but also you can use statistics and probability to prove whatever you want, which is why even some of the best minds in mathematics could not agree about the reality of the ELS codes in the Torah. Bot sides had their minds made up before they started. I think that the only convincing evidence of the reality of the spiritual realms is the kind of awakening that I and many others have had. Hopefully the 9/11 cube will catalyse this kind of experience in others.

Submitted by Traveller_Al on Fri, 05/21/2010 – 23:13.
When I read this it seems plausible. However, many things are plausible but not true. I don’t know whether this is true insight or delusional madness. Incidently my CAPTCHA code had no meaning.

Insight or delusion — I’ve often wondered myself.

However, I will say that if I am deluded then so are the many people around me who received information for me, such as the woman who received a message for me apparently from the apostle Paul. She had no idea that I had just made my first gematria finds concerning 9/11. The message she received was encoded — in fact it was the key to the code itself, showing exactly how information is encoded and how to decode it. Unbelievable, I know, but absolutely true.

Incidentally, my CAPTCHA code is Mr lockout.

Submitted by Zorro on Sat, 05/22/2010 – 02:53.

Sorry, but the pentagram is much more ancient than Christianisty (pythagoreans, ShivaismSaraswati Yantra)

, same thing with the symbolism of the rose (Isis), same thing with the “Star of David” (ancient yantra), etc. etc….

Literalists versus Gnostics:

“The SACRED (whatever that means) is surely related (somehow) to the BEAUTIFUL (whatever that means)…”
Gregory Bateson

It’s true that the pentagram, hexagram, etc, predate Christianity and that these symbols may have been appropriated by Jews and Christians for their own purposes, but I don’t think this changes anything.

Thanks for this comment though. I wouldn’t like to have given the impression that these symbols only have meaning within the Judeo-Christian tradition.

Submitted by Tristan Gulliford on Sat, 05/22/2010 – 12:57.

I found the most interesting part of this how you heard the words “Serpent Power” on that day.

I think, though, that this intuition was NOT referring to Kundalini, but an entirely different and much darker kind of serpent power…

As for the esoteric symbolism of 9-11, I think the most obvious esoteric reference is the twin pillars of Solomon’s Temple, which appear in the Tarot, called Jachin and Boaz.

The symbolism here is intimately linked to the history Freemasonry and western occultism. There’s also a lot of symbolism around ritual sacrifice and 9-11.

Did ‘serpent power’ refer to some satanic power? I considered that myself for a while, but the message of the 9/11 cube is that the serpent refers to Christ. In Hebrew gematria ‘Ha Nachesh’ (the serpent) and ‘Ha Mashiah’ (the Messiah) both have the same numerical value of 363, which is also a double multiple of 11.

It seems far more likely to me that satan was represented by the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon. Revelation 13:11 speaks of ‘the beast out of the earth’, which has two horns like a lamb (blunt) but which spoke like a dragon. That seems to me to be a good description of the twin towers.

A direct reference to satan and his followers is found in the Bible. This too is encoded with elevens:

Revelation 20:9 (NIV)
This verse tells us in allegorical terms the fate of satan and his followers. “They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them.” The fate of Satan and that of the twin towers are conjoined by the elevenness of the verse. 209 is 11 x 19. The ordinal value of this verse is 1342, or 11 x 122.

In March 2002, while thinking about the meaning of the code I had a vision (eyes open) of the following two words:


This has a value of 110, 11 letters and each word begins with A (AA = 11). ARMS = 51 = demon. AVARICE = 59 = dragon. The two words have 4 and 7 letters. Beast = 47. It is a stunningly direct reference to the Pentagon (force of arms) and the WTC (avarice – lust for money).

Notwithstanding what I just said, 9/11 was multisymbolic to an incredible degree, so yes it also could have represented the destruction of the temple. God often used their enemies to punish his people.


Submitted by rv on Sat, 05/22/2010 – 11:47.
I was wondering if you realized the large amounts of Thelemic numbers and symbols that were present during the event. Many of them elude me now, but 56, 93, 11 were reoccurring, all powerful thelemic numbers, and of course American Airlines…i.e. AA – the order of the ‘secret chiefs’ who control human evolution were all over the place. Flight 93 is interesting because of the popular story of that flight, passengers who risked their lives to save others. ’93’ is the thelemic number which means ‘Unconditional Love’ and is quite prominent in Thelema. Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem

Submitted by William Downie on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 04:40.

This is interesting information. I didn’t know about 93 representing unconditional love in the thelemic system. This warrants further investigation. Thanks !

I don’t know too much about western occultism but I looked up the latin words Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem: ‘Visit the interior of the earth and rectifying (i.e. purifying), you will find the hidden stone’. I agree with the sentiment. Jung says something similar, I think: one doesn’t become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious. 9/11 has caused many people to do some soul searching.

The number 11 has meaning in many traditions, as well as being a ‘master number’ in traditional numerology. In Biblical numerics 11 means disorgaisation, disorder, disintegration, etc, which fits well with 9/11. There is much more to it than this, though. There are other systems of numeration besides the one I showed in the article. In the reduced value system of numeration (all letters take the value 1 to 9)

Jesus = 11

Beast = 11

There might seem to be some ambiguity here, but if we understand that the crucifixion was and is a process of shifting our identification away from the material towards the spiritual then both Jesus who was crucified and the beast which was destroyed represent the death of our identification with our bodies and the material world, the world of duality represented by the two digits of 11 or the horns of a beast or the twin towers. This was part of the ‘esoteric’ meaning behind 9/11, I believe.

The other numbers are also significant. For instance, the sum of the four flight numbers is 356 (11 + 175 + 93 + 77):

The second coming of Jesus the Messiah = 356

The three flights that hit their targets were 11, 175 and 77, which sum to 263. In the standard value system, which is the direct English equivalent of Hebrew gematria (A = 1 to Z = 800):

Messiah = 263

Remember this is also the ordinal value of bin Laden’s full name. I’m not saying he was Jesus Christ, but I think he was certainly a man who had a destiny to fulfil.

this is going to get occulty 🙂

Submitted by rv on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 10:30.

 It’s been awhile, but the number of passengers on some of those flights were, I believe 56 passengers, also a highly thelemic number, also equalling 11.

I’m sort of a closet occultist but not really a practitioner –  became fascinated with Thelema’s mysterious Liber al vel Legis, which ends with a very cryptic passage which could easily be interpreted as the return of the messiah. Messiah has many interpretations, and in this light, messiah would mean the global consciousness. If your a Christian occultist, however, you may find some of this book a bit blasphemous overtly, but covertly it’s another story.

Anyway, I always found the numerology of 911 to appear to have some significance and your article is the only one I have come across that touches upon this.

93 to you 🙂


Visita Interiora Terrae Rectificando Invenies Occultum Lapidem

Submitted by William Downie on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 14:26.

I have no problem with occultism (“occult”, as you will be aware, simply means “hidden”). So yes I am a “Christian occultist” I suppose, although in my case it wasn’t a conscious decision. It was something I came here to do. The little me (my ego) had little choice in the matter.

I think if people’s intentions are pure and they keep their wits about them (in other words, if they are as wise as serpents and innocent as doves) they won’t go too far wrong, no matter what tradition they hang their hat on.

There are certainly dangers in going public about ones occult interests. I work for a Christian charity. When my fundamentalist boss (actually, my boss’s boss) found out that I was interested in gnosticism he came to see me to tell me in no uncertain terms that I had “better not be a satanist!” I think he imagined there was some kind of satanic infiltration of the charity going on. I knew then there would be no promotion for me in that organisation. They claim to be an equal opportunity employer but there seems to be a glass ceiling for satanists…

Luke 3:9

Submitted by raviole2012 on Sat, 05/22/2010 – 14:03.
Thanks William Downie for this topic! Came to my mind this passage: “The ax is already at the root of the tree(s), and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.” The “old” tree of life with the two pillars of mercy and severity being taken down to make way for the “new” tree of life. The axe (911) taken to the roots and bringing down the two pillars of left and right. Allowing the middle pillar of compassion (“the child”) to be born from its ashes. Notice some symbolism in the “One World Trade Center” building: the crystalline structure, 108 floors, etc. An event signalling the end of duality (two pillars) and the beginning of “One” consciousness (middle pillar). Lots to digest here… btw Zorro: Christ pre-dates Jesus….
Submitted by William Downie on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 04:50.

Yes, I totally agree here! The twin towers were the trees that did not produce good fruit and which were ‘thrown into the fire’. The first mention ofthis is Deuteronomy 20:20 (the Bible’s 555th verse!)

This is also the meaning behind Jesus causing the fig-tree to wither. In Mark 11 Jesus makes his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, overturns the tables of the moneychangers and curses the fig-tree. All were represented by 9/11. Incidentally, Mark 11 is the Bible’s 968th chapter, 968 being 11 x 11 x 8.

I haven’t even gotten around to thinking about what the OWTC means, but I think your comments may be right on the mark. Incidentally

The Lord God = 108

Submitted by raviole2012 on Sat, 05/22/2010 – 15:30.
Rudolf Steiner says that Golgotha is the site of Solomon’s Temple. This gives a beautiful contemplation of the High Priest Melchizedek (Yeshua haMaschiah) coming into Solomon’s Temple, into the Holy of Holies, to put an end to the “blood sacrifice” (karma) and institute divine grace for all humanity to receive the Light (Christ). Solomon building the temple for Yeshua to make his act of divine theurgy. A structure built to be purposefully taken down. William Downie, this link may be interesting to you:
Submitted by William Downie on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 05:02.

Yes, this is essentially what was acheived on 9/11. The Light is now available to all who wish to have a personal relationship with God.

This is certainly of interest. Thanks! I’m something of a gnostic myself so I’m open to gnostic interpretations. I will ‘contemplate’ it and get back to you.

The post you linked to

Submitted by William Downie on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 11:02.

The post you linked to certainly is of interest. I was struck by these words.

“As we know and understand, the first and second temple were the shadow of the true holy temple of Yahweh, the Light Continuum, for the true holy temple is not made with human hands, but is created by the word of Yahweh, the power of Ruach Ha-Yahweh, and as we know that holy temple is the Mystical Body of the Risen Messiah – that temple that was torn down, but was raised again in three days, in which the fullness of Ruach Ha-Kodesh and the Holy Shekinah of Yahweh dwelt, the presence and power of Eheieh being realized in the Human One.”

The idea of the temple being the ‘shadow’ of the real, heavenly temple has a mathematical analogue in the 4-D cube or tesseract, the shadow of which s a 3D cube with a smaller cube inside, these being connected at their corners. The 9/11 cube can also be viewed as the 3-D shadow of such a tesseract – it’s very close to the real object. This may be a fascinating new line of enquiry for me.

Yes, 9/11 can also be viewed as the tearing down of the temple. It was an incredibly multisymbolic event, linked in the code I discovered to God’s prevention of the completion of the Tower of Babel, David defeating Goliath, the release of the Babylonian captives, Jesus healing the blind man by rubbing mud in his eyes, Jesus’ crucifixion, the destruction of the two witnesses, the fall of Babylon, the destruction of the beast, the casting of satan into the pit and many other biblical themes. 9/11 was also the prophesied Day of the Lord, marked in the Bible with the crossing of two important numbers in Amos 9. See

Submitted by William Downie on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 11:43.

Wow, that’s a fascinating story you have to tell! If I hadn’t had similar experiences myself I would have found it difficult to believe. At the precise time the attacks happened I was telling my work colleagues that the global capitalist system was now so corrupt that only a revolution of some kind would have a chance of changing it for the good. A junior colleague had made a paper airplane and was launching it around the laboratory where we worked.

9/11 was the focal point for an immense cluster of synchronicities, drawing world events, popular culture and people’s daily lives into alignment with it. I think those who are atuned to synchronicities could see that something unprecedented was occurring. I can trace the influence of 9/11 in films, books (most notably the Bible, of course), past and future events, UFO abductions (I kid you not) and in other ways. Here’s one example: the Great Northeastern USA blackout took place on 11/9/65. This power blackout affected large parts of northeastern USA and Canada, including the NY metropolitan area. 11/9/65 is 13090 (11 x 1190) days before 9/11.

On Islam, I don’t think gematria is specific to Hebrew/Greek/English or the Bible. I believe there are references t 9/11 in the Quran, in fact. My interpretation is given in Christian language, but you probably realise by now that I don’t restrict myself to a narrowly Christian view. I think that 9/11 may have been a point of convergence for the end-time prophecies of many traditions.

Submitted by William Downie on Tue, 06/01/2010 – 12:23.

Hi Jeff.

Sorry to take so long to reply, but I didn’t notice this posting.

There was a very famous UFO incident 30 years ago in Scotland, where I live. A forestry worker called Bob Taylor saw a craft in a clearing in some local woods. Two spherical objects rolled towards him and attached themselves to his trouser legs, pulling him towards the craft. He woke up later with both his trouser legs ripped. He later left the area to avoid publicity and died a few years ago.

There are some very strange features of this event that point towards it being some kind of prophecy or warning of 9/11.

1. The incident took place on 11/9/79 (note the date).

2. This was (11 x 2) years before 9/11.

3. Bob Taylor = 110

4. The two ripped trouser legs symbolise the twin towers. Mr. Taylor was pulled to the ground by the two spheres. The conventional explanation (amongst the UFO community) is that it was an attempted ubduction, but it seems to me that it was a little vignette, representing the fall of the towers.

5. The incident took place only two miles from where I lived (I live close to there now).

6. A personal link is that Mr. Taylor was a colleague of the man who was my best friend at the time.

Here’s a link to a wiki article on the encounter.

If this really was a warning of some kind, it sheds new light on the UFO phenomenon, indicating that these object are real and that they were aware of, or even the creators of, 9/11.

donnie darko official release October 26. 2001

Submitted by iamasimpelman on Mon, 05/24/2010 – 16:08.

Donnie Darko was released at the October 26. 2001

Here you have the official release dates.

I think you should check dates before you write here what a friend had told you.

Otherwise this here turns into a childish wishful thinking.

What a friend told a friend told a friend ist called urban legend.

Sorry but such things make me really angry.

Submitted by Todd Casper on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 02:28.
and into the explicate, both the second coming and recreation of the crucifixion vis a vis Bohm’s theory of the holographic universe…What a fascinating proposal, Charles Downey! Thank you for the insight, I’ve long wondered what actually transpired on 9/11 and relish the discussion. In the summer of 2001, I was in a studio writing and recording an album called ‘Unconscious Pilot’. The album is about leaving consensus reality and the corporate world view behind , the re-occurring theme is a couple escaping from America during the outbreak of a constructed war. Imagine my surprise.
Submitted by William Downie on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 11:58.

Another fascinating synchronicity! I think that at a very deep level in our collective psyche we knew that 9/11 as coming. People such as artists, musicians etc, who go deep within for inspiration are particularly receptive to information from this level, which is why, for instance, so many films made immediately before and around 9/11 seemed to hint at the event — films such as The Two Towers (Lord of the Rings – 2002), Oceans 11 (2001), The Matrix (1999), where Neo’s room number was 101, Harry Potter (2001), where Harry went to Hogwart’s on his 11th birthday.

Even films made long before 9/11 seem to me to have been mysteriously influenced by it, or by the archetype. In Hitchcock’s The Birds the avian attacks began on the 11th birthday of Mitch Bremner’s sister. In The Exorcist (which was set in Washington DC) the possessed girl was eleven when the evil spirit entered her house. Was 9/11 a kind of exorcism?

Submitted by crystl37 on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 03:38.
It is my understanding that as the time wave zero grows closer, points of novelty are repeated in a cyclic yet accelerated manner. As has already been mentioned, these numbers and symbols predate Christ, and their occurence marks significant events of great novelty in history. Terrence McKenna -Time Wave Zero The crucifixion and resurrection of Christ marked the beginning of a period of human history in which an event had such impact on the ‘masses’ as to shape the course of events for the remainder of the cycle. The events of September 11, 2001 served a resonant function in the context of our time, though in opposite polarity. It is the ultimate paradox, in a new paradigm. The importance of the esoteric symbolism of 9/11 is not dependent upon it’s particular symbolic interpretation. Recognition and awareness through gematria is important information. At this point, argument over which interpretation is best is both futile and counterproductive. That the interpretation is happening is the key.

To a limited extent I agree that different interpretations of the event are certainly possible and I also agree that the point is for people to interpret it in accordance with their own understanding, so that the event can thereby be processed by the psyche. It is often said that we construct meaning from tragic events so we can live with them — we try to fit events into the story we have created for our lives. I think that the truth is that we create our own reality, individually and collectively. In 9/11 we have an event that has emerged from the collective unconscious as an answer to our apocalyptic expectations. The final part of its manifestation is our interpretation and acceptance of the event. It was a communication from the unconscious to the conscious mind. Those who listen to it, instead of reacting with anger, fear and denial, will become part of the change 9/11 has catalysed.

Submitted by Pippalayana on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 11:12.

Somewhere down the line, the circle squared the cross into a pyramid … until it formed but a dot in infinite space .. ’till there was nothing to inform oneself of .. the life already having being lived

Wormhole Unwinding

To – fro … ‘afar … what – which … ‘any – each

‘gone-a-wry great … within imprisoning reach

Apple of Adam … ‘swallow of Eve

‘in and out of all mercy … knot-binding weave … {karma}

Incentive applied … ‘affordable sly

peaceful …’ for-warning … eventual sigh

Seeking ‘nor sought … ‘say’ eth  spirit of “oh” … {the mystery of glory}

‘moving through stillness … the  “presence” that  go … {soul}

‘Teach-only lesson … of freedom now fraught

introspect wise … ‘thou student of ought

Down below reason … ‘up above test … {Astrophysics – ZPF above highest and below lowest frequency}

the noise of all language … ‘silently blest

Consultation fore-told … ‘of rebounding flux

‘stifling meddle … at moment of crux

Contemplate while … ‘of unwinding mellow

‘whip-snapper wild … the hype of each fellow

‘Instigate rhyme … with musings of “feel”

‘sell out all glory … for righteousness kneel

Cash in all credit … ‘call in all loans

‘life ever free … the conspiracy moans

Desirous beast … of satisfied spell

‘complacency horror … of hum-drum rung bell

Each moment of measure … ‘competes not with time

sensation sore … ‘one more bleeding chime

Paying only worship … ‘sacrificing only pain

‘crying only tears … of fears of being vain

Saintly suggestion … ‘from devilish Lord

‘a God in love with mercy … more than He can afford

That’s why were here … to imagine such debt

‘proving our worth … to the extent were inept

A sense of thyself … ‘each I, you & we

‘another hero of help … who needs only thee

Competence floored … by such soaring spree

‘unknowing love …  no clue for to see

Fidgeting tense … ‘public of spies

‘wormhole unwinding … of only disguise … {negative entropic serpentine coil … Kundalini}

Simplified study … ‘no data stored

‘no witness hired … no jury to hoard

At the truth of all matter … ‘the nescience of choice

‘ongoing drama … draining-thought voice

‘Sanctioning meaning … of sun-rain … ‘wet-dry

‘complicate essence … with each-every try

The limbo of learning … ‘the Baptizing “burnt” …

the penance and prayer … ‘that within Eden “weren’t”

Chosen for calling … ‘preaching of fall

‘predator message … of scriptural stall

Enjoyment of comfort … ‘annoyance of sin

‘bearing each others … soul-burdened skin … {forever each others karma … yoga/union or fall}


Submitted by William Downie on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 14:13.

Beautiful verse. I’m in awe of your talent.
Submitted by Desire on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 13:34.
It suddenly occured to me that ‘dog’ must have the same numeric value as ‘god’ and then it all made perfect sense….I had long suspected that 9/11 was perpetrated by a pack of stray pit bulls led by my neighbor’s chihuahua, Jesus… 🙂 (and the captcha for this was bassett plant – yet another amusing coincidence)
Submitted by wildthing on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 19:10.

is god to live in a dog? yes ? no? but seriously, the old dog story, or god story.Back in 80, when mount St. Helens was erupting, I was involved in the first Rites of Eleusis oto performed in America.I was asked to play Sol, which is a ritual along with the other planets that are all rituals done for each.The part of Sol is like based on some ancient Egyptian initiation.There was some kind of sync for me with this that had to do with experiences that happened to me in the early 70’s that a call my shamanic break, a few years later and i come across ‘Cosmic Trigger’ by RAW So flash forward to the future, and I’m sitting in this chair in a white robe being Sol.After the Rites or after Sol a received a psychic word, that added up to the number “217” , for many years that number showed up to me.I never really thought that much about any particular meaning to the number, except that it held some magick that had come out of the Rite of Sol, my magick no.Flash forward to my birthday 9 11 50, on 9 11 2001 and on that day, I knew it was not what it seemed, at any rate, I was seeing the symbols comin up like a Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas jack pot.AS far as the number “217” standing for” the second coming” (as in Yeats poem) I see it as a kind of parallel metaphor or more like the object at the end of time whose name is “History is the nightmare from which I am trying to awake” my captcha…fanning sevenhitter.

but before that it was, if i had posted….chairman Pharaoh.This sync stuff has a sense of humor, methinks.

Submitted by William Downie on Mon, 05/24/2010 – 17:55.

Thanks for your recollections. I was particularly interested to read about your experiences with the number 217. We have been forwarned about the Second Coming in many ways. Those three digits are perfect for the task because not only is 217 a hexagonal number, but 127, 271 are too (and other combinations of the digits). In fact 127, 217 and 271 thereby make a kind of ‘666’.

“History is the nightmare from which I am trying to awake”

Yes, this is a statement of the philosophy behind A Course In Miracles, is it not? This is all a bad dream, from which we will all one day awaken. Given our resistance to change that will be a major task.


Submitted by sarazen on Sun, 05/23/2010 – 20:49.

Wow. Brilliant.

Could you kindly write an article on your interpretation or the significance of Dec 21 2012 please? Considering it will be 11 years since 9/11.

Over to you sir.


Submitted by William Downie on Mon, 05/24/2010 – 18:12.

Thanks for your appreciative comments.

12/21/2012… the Omega Point of our current age? It is certainly interesting that 9/11 was 11 years beforehand, something I noticed too. In truth I haven’t done too much reearch into 2012 — although I’m obviously aware of its importance in New Age thinking — so I don’t think I’m the best person to write about it.

In fact, until recently I didn’t think there was any connection between 9/11 and 2012, other than that they are both linked to end-time prophecies. However, a few months ago I had a dream where a copper-coloured coin with the digits ‘2012’ came bouncing towards me. The next day I was browsing in a bookshop when I saw Daniel Pinchbek’s book “2012: The year of the Mayan prophecy, with copper-coloured lettering and a globe with Quetzalcoatl. I took the synchronicity as a sign I was supposed to read the book, which I did. That’s actually what brought me here. So I’m taking a new interest in the ‘2012’ phenomenon. Watch this space!

Submitted by William Downie on Mon, 05/24/2010 – 18:33.

I can understand how 9/11 must have affected those who lost loved ones. But many more people died on 9/11/2001 than the 3000 victims of the terrorist attacks. Before the first tower fell that morning 10000 children had died of hunger around the world, most of them the silent victims of a pitiless economic system that has the third world in its thrall and which is largely the responsibility of rich western nations such as the USA.

We live in a world poisoned by fear, greed and exploitation. In fact it was that very mindset that created 9/11 in the first place. It was a mirror held up to us, showing us to ourselves. If we don’t like what we see it’s no use blaming the reflection. Better that we change who we are.

William, I’ve come to similar conclusions

Submitted by Jedi Mind Traveler on Mon, 05/24/2010 – 10:09.

of this archetypal event. Disillusionment is painful, but necessary and ultimately cathartic. The deep Self is animating and acting out through us the very things necessary for the realization of its power. Seeing events symbolically is the key to seeing the world as a dream and taking yourself out of dense identification with a specific character and letting the witness see all things happening perfectly as they need to.

But events that are created by the mass mind are only beginning to show force! As we get nearer, it will be increasingly difficult to tell the real from the imagined just as so many were lulled into believing 9/11 happened exactly as they watched it on television. What they came to realize was that the world is more complex, strange and mysterious than anything dreamed of!

And what is a witnessing of the mysterium tremendum but the psychedelic experience? I believe the power of mind will be truly frightening as we get nearer to the ultimate conclusion that all is mind.

Submitted by William Downie on Tue, 05/25/2010 – 15:16.

“of this archetypal event. Disillusionment is painful, but necessary and ultimately cathartic. The deep Self is animating and acting out through us the very things necessary for the realization of its power. Seeing events symbolically is the key to seeing the world as a dream and taking yourself out of dense identification with a specific character and letting the witness see all things happening perfectly as they need to.”

Yes, I think you’ve hit the nail on the head here. This Grand Awakening will have painful consequences for many of us, but will be our salvation. Yes life here is a dream, and for those for whom the dream is a pleasant experience, the awakening will be rude. But for many of us the dream has become a nightmare.

“But events that are created by the mass mind are only beginning to show force! As we get nearer, it will be increasingly difficult to tell the real from the imagined just as so many were lulled into believing 9/11 happened exactly as they watched it on television. What they came to realize was that the world is more complex, strange and mysterious than anything dreamed of!”

None of it is real, in my opinion. It’s all imagined, a kind of consensus reality we are cocreating. I think that now the cracks in this pseudo-reality are beginning to show and we are well into a mass awakening, the dimensional shift spoken of by the New Agers. Some will sing and others will scream.

” what is a witnessing of the mysterium tremendum but the psychedelic experience? I believe the power of mind will be truly frightening as we get nearer to the ultimate conclusion that all is mind”

Yes, we are beginning to meet ourselves, and discover that we are more than we ever imagined.

Gematria Calculator in English and Hebrew

Submitted by isaviv on Tue, 05/25/2010 – 02:51.
You can check results for Gematria Numbers and values in an online Gimatria Calculator like Devil = Six in english gematria:

Yeats and James Joyce

Submitted by wildthing on Tue, 05/25/2010 – 06:05.
The second coming topic part seems to some how gotten placed on this number ‘217’ I assume because it completes the hexagram.And somehow since this was a “christian” oriented interpretation of sacred geometry, ie. it seemed to fit the whole 9/11 event to a T. Ok, I don’t doubt that is true, on the other hand that to me is about the same as saying that Mickey Mouse is Moses, as far as I am concerned.I mean can we really mix politics with religion and expect to make sense of it? In either case the other part, the phenomena that the “event on the horizon” evokes is beyond any nice neat numbers or symbols we can surmise about the actual forces involved.WE can point to symbols of symbols in that there is some kind of rhythm of these cycles, however, the cycles have always been beyond the symbols we equate them with, in that the cycle itself is no number or shape, it is all numbers and shapes. So then the event will always symbolize some future event or past event, or peak moment, yet the cycle always cycles beyond and interpretations, we care to compare it to. the event itself in inside history, but the spheres of our knowing about such non-events and such history shattering perspectives are neither here or there, when we actually contemplate the rising novelty and repeating images, signs, strange mirroring links within the context of the whole endless corridore of our subconscious projections on the cross of our chaosmos.

Interesting discussion

Submitted by SunGoddess on Thu, 05/27/2010 – 09:14.

Many, many interesting ideas in this discussion. I had a nightmare in the early 80’s which I wrote down, tried to dissect for years, until 9/11 happened. Offer it now, since it seems to fit in with the satanic theory: I am in my basement laundry room, pulling many clean white sheets from the dryer. Suddenly the wall opposite opens up into a window, and I see a distant horizon. A plane crashes, and black smoke plumes out. I am somewhat disturbed, but then a moment later, another plane crashes right next to it! There are two plumes of black smoke. When this happens in the dream, I think that something truly horrible has happened, something beyond belief. White ashes fly from the black smoke, and am horrified because I know that they are the ashes of the people burned up in the crash. Then the window seems to open up, and the ashes come through the window into the laundry room. I can smell them, and know that this is the smell of burning flesh. Then, one of the ashes, which seems to be perfectly round, flies into my mouth, and I can taste it. This is more horrifying than anything else, and I awake with the taste in my mouth. The smell and taste was unbelievably intense and stuck with me for years, although I cannot remember it now, thankfully. It occured to me after 9/11 that the white sheets were shrouds; I realized before that the white ashes were communion wafers (and at that time I had the dream, I was unfamiliar, at least consciously, with round communion wafers, having never been to a Catholic service or any other that had them); and I also realized the satanic implication of the whole dream (I think after reading Michelle Remembers!) but I never could figure it out. I still can’t. I don’t understand what the implication would be for 9/11 being a mass satanic sacrifice. I cannot quite make out my captcha code, but unbelievably it seems to be “Mr Wtcnn”.

That was wrong.  Maybe I was seeing things.  Maybe it was Mr W1cnn.  Now it’s “in firearm.”

Submitted by William Downie on Thu, 05/27/2010 – 18:53.

This was an incredible dream and I agree that it anticipated 9/11. Going on that basis I would offer an alternative interpretation.

The white sheets were indeed shrouds, I would say (I have dreamed of shrouds myself before a death)and the round pieces of ash communion wafers. However, the communion wafer represents (actually is for Roman Catholics) the body of Christ. The burning flesh taste was a confirmation that the people who died in 9/11 were representing Jesus Christ, which fits in PERFECTLY with my interpretation of 9/11 as representing the crucifixion of Jesus Christ!

Blood sacrifices are not necessarily satanic and 9/11 did not ‘undo’ the work of Jesus Christ on the cross. Whether or not you think the event happened in reality the dying/resurrected Godman is a very powerful and ancient archetype which was restated on 9/11 and which had an immense impact on our collective psyche, as it was meant to have. We have been in thrall to the God of darkness for far too long, exploiting the planet, its life and each other in a fruitless and insane spiral into materialistic hell and spiritual oblivion. Now, at our blackest hour – but also our moment of greatest opportunity, because only now are we conscious enough as a species to really understand what it means to love our neighbour as ourselves – our Messiah has returned to destroy the temples of satan (the twin towers were the very horns of the beast) and lead us into his ‘thousand year’ reign.

our Messiah

Submitted by wildthing on Thu, 05/27/2010 – 22:17.

um, let me see, the people in the towers were instant karma martyrs, and Jesus is back to let you know he can really shake em down. ah, and the two towers were the very horns of the devil. sure thick on the Bible codes there, how easy the tables get turned on the temple meaning changers. I don’t know, it seems to me the more those symbols get turned around the more it feeds into mass confusion, not some just miraculous wonderful awakening.We as the humans that still have to make sense of history and as Nietzsche said ” what you don’t know can destroy you” I personally don’t think disasters teach us after the fact, or rather if we don’t learn from history we are doomed to repeat them. I don’t see 9/11 as some fell swoop one size fits all one time grand symbolic grand slam of all christian symbol jack pot that is Jesus comin back with a box cutter and thermite.Or rather if you want to make the case, you need more then 2’s and 3’s.And the ‘217’ is still just a hexagon looking for a disaster. and please, we need more then endless sound bites and fancy triangles to bring on a thousand year itch.And i did not know that was a name of a band that had a version of ‘son of a preacher man’, or a cover of ‘Helter Skelter’

captcha…the wick

Submitted by William Downie on Fri, 05/28/2010 – 01:10.
Thanks for your comments. I’ve tried to show that there is a message within 9/11, a tapestry of meaning that is the result of an extremely sophisticated weave of synchronicities, fulfilling biblical end-time prophecy, reenacting the crucifixion and most importantly announcing Christ’s return. If there really is a message there then it is there for very good reason and we had better pay attention to it. This event has welled up from the deep unconscious mind at precisely the moment we need it. You’re free to regard 9/11 in any way you please, of course, but, as any analyst will tell you, you ignore messages from your unconscious mind at your peril. ‘as Nietzsche said ” what you don’t know can destroy you”‘

ah ha

Submitted by wildthing on Fri, 05/28/2010 – 01:41.

sounds more fixed, each time you tell it, like if all that christian and geometric stuff isn’t so obvious.

sounds, more forced, too.I donno, getting terse, is the opposite of eloquent, and a real argument that wants to express some deeper insight, still no argument to bolster the “217” christ return, cept your excitment that just, well only your own idea.

thanks for your great insight.

but turning the Nietzsche quote around again, don’t cement your grand slam, the plan

the plan the plan.

just more wild speculation, with religion filling in the cracks.

and as i said, just more confusion, unless, well if your Jesus comes in more flavors, or again, this whole post is a ruse, i mean you weren’t just going to let it hang there, and expect, a bunch of yeah sayers?

i mean, now it seems like you are running out of any ideas to back up all that great imagery, other then clever cubes and wild jumps to conclusions.

another viewpoint

Submitted by goapickle on Fri, 05/28/2010 – 03:50.
I only read the first page of the comments, but I wanted to interject another viewpoint. The number 11 is directly linked with the calculation of a pyramid. It represents the apex. The synchronicities that so many people experienced around that time of the towers falling were likely the physical expressions of the underlying numerical reality of all that is and that numerical reality’s wave was coming to an apex or peak-akin to the idea of the kundalini energy rising. Because everyone on earth is a part of all that is, and therefore all that is numerical, as evidenced in gematria, than all people would have had a part in creating that situation. As someone mentioned before in the comments, 11 has long represented duality. Duality also is concerned with the number two or opposites. Duality is a call for unification, because there is a tension created when two opposing sides are present. The number 11, as it relates to harmonic tones, along with 7, corresponds with a point of disharmony that was recognized by early peoples, before Babylon, who were the first to gain real arithmetic and geometric knowledge after watching the night sky. Clearly a more harmonious way of living is called for in this time in history and you can hear alot of talk about resonating or harmonzing with something/someone, especially in the New Age community. But back to the ancients…The pentagram comes from their watching the crossing of Venus and calculating it’s passes over a period of time and then drawing this pass within a circle, marked with the various zodiac houses. (They desired an accurate calendar.) The trail left by Venus creates a pentagram. Venus is obviously the planet of Love. Not just romantic love though, but also spiritual love. Jesus has been associated with love and with the planet Venus. Also note that the symbol of the cross has planetary interpretations, which when combined with the above information, indicate that it is likely a sign for the cycle of the Planet of the Crossing coming into our sight in the night sky, or through telescopes, as can now be seen on some websites. This information is directly relating to the prophecy of the Mayans, as you have read in Daniel Penchbeck’s book. This is likely the Second Coming that is referred to. Literally it is another revolution of a particular planet, called Wormwood, as in Revelation. It has an orbit that weaves back and forth like a serpent. It is a planetary movement which heralds great change and fear, because the planet perturbes all the others in our solar system, and when viewed throught a telescope, has the distinctive crossed or winged look to it, so easily recognizable as the Winged Sun on many Egyptian Heiroglyphics. People in power, like Rosicrucians and others, as you mentioned, already knew about this planet because within their circles, they secretly kept alive the knowledge gained by past leaders, handed down through kings and secret orders, priests, pharoas, etc. as a way to keep an advantage over the masses. I also think that cities, monuments, and mounds left by both our country’s city planners as well as ancient people of other cultures, is being used as a badge of allegiance that would be clearly visible to any visiting beings from other planets. Nevertheless, I too believe that our psyches are all connected, perhaps with a subconcious oversoul or one linked mind of the masses, and with the advent of the internet, this experience has become very real to a great many people on an everyday basis. With gematria, you can find meaningful connections of events in time through any book. Recall that the tests for the Bible Code were also done with Mobey Dick. You have the right idea in calculating the geometric cubes and stars and hexagrams, but I think you would see more insight into your calculations if you watched a series of videos from the world renowned physicist Nasssim Haramein, where he describes how he discovered the connections of number with this really amazing geometric shape that could indicate a strange and powerful device used by the Isrealites and kept in places like the Holy of Holies and the Ark of the Covenant. It has many of the calculated values and angles that you have described, as well as elements of pyramids. As for someone’s comment on the interior of the world and hidden treasures there, it is a good hypothesis that this shape in Haramein’s discussion may be a kind of crystal that is in the center of each planet. I think you will find his presentation well worth your while. Also, it is important to note the exponential change that is occuring in technology. Raymond Kurzweil has written The Singularity is Near. This coming oneness, this singularity is definitely going to have huge implications for the human race through technology. It may be our “Salvation” or next step in evolution, but one which is “elected”. Who knows……time will tell. My captcha was two slewing.
Submitted by William Downie on Fri, 05/28/2010 – 18:59.

Thanks for this fascinating posting! There’s lots to absorb here but I’d like to make a few points.

“The number 11 is directly linked with the calculation of a pyramid. It represents the apex. The synchronicities that so many people experienced around that time of the towers falling were likely the physical expressions of the underlying numerical reality of all that is and that numerical reality’s wave was coming to an apex or peak-akin to the idea of the kundalini energy rising. ”

The number 11 means different things within different traditions, but its meaning within the Judeo-Christian tradition — disorder, disorganisation, destruction, etc (according to E. H. Bullinger, a recognised authority in biblical numerics) — is what is most relevant to the understanding of 9/11, which was created to fulfil biblical end-time prophecies. It also resonates with the idea of duality and division and is almost a pictogram expressing the concept. This is reinforced by the many encodings of the number 11 within passages in the Bible (specifically the NIV Bible) where these ideas are found, such as Genesis 11 (the tower of Babel), Mark 11 (Jesus overturning the tables of the money changers, his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, his making the fig-tree wither — all metaphors for 9/11). If 9/11 is understood within this tradition it all makes perfect sense. That doesn’t mean, of course that it cannot be understood in other ways and I myself stress that 9/11 was multisymbolic. I agree that the towers/Pentagon and all they stood for were and are a result of disharmonic or discordant thoughts and that it is time (high time!) for these to be replaced by more harmonic ones. I think that discordant, hateful thoughts create an energy that I would call ‘antichrist’, of which the Pentagon and twin towers were archetypal manifestations. It reminds me of the 60’s film Quatermass and the Pit, where a demonic energy is created from the thoughts of people genetically altered by ancient Martians to kill anyone who is different (ie the mindset of duality). The energy manifests as a giant devil’s head, complete with horns, towering over London.

“The trail left by Venus creates a pentagram. Venus is obviously the planet of Love. Not just romantic love though, but also spiritual love. Jesus has been associated with love and with the planet Venus.”

Yes, the orbit of Venus does create a pentagram over several revolutions. Both Jesus and Lucifer are associated with the Morning Star in the NIV Bible. I don’t know if the writers of the gospels had any knowledge of this when they wrote the crucifixion accounts and gave Jesus five wounds, or whether it’s another astounding synchronicity. I hope you agree though that the Pentagon does indeed represent Jesus Christ (or at least his five wounds) in the crucifixion drama created on 9/11. Flight 77 that struck the Pentagon would also represent the spear being stuck in his side.

“Also note that the symbol of the cross has planetary interpretations, which when combined with the above information, indicate that it is likely a sign for the cycle of the Planet of the Crossing coming into our sight in the night sky, or through telescopes, as can now be seen on some websites. ”

The reality of the planet ‘Niburu’ is very controversial and by no means proven. Mainstream science has no truck with the idea. If you have any good links by all means post them. I’m always open to new possibilities but I have to say the idea comes across as a New Age fad held by people who have little scientific knowledge.

“With gematria, you can find meaningful connections of events in time through any book. Recall that the tests for the Bible Code were also done with Mobey Dick.”

I disagree. If anyone could find a similarly meaningful set of numbers encoded into any other event I would be very surprised. It’s difficult to do accurate probability calculations but those of us who are aware of the reality of synchronicity are in a better position to accept the reality of gematria than those who adhere to a purely materialistic worldview. 9/11 was saturated and surrounded with synchronicities, signalling like a beacon that this was no ordinary event. The ‘Bible Code’, incidentally, was based on equidistant letter sequences, not gematria. Finally, it’s probably difficult to mathematically define meaning, but if this could be factored into the probability calculations the reality of the code (and perhaps the ELS codes too) would then be obvious. This would also distinguish them from pseudo-encoded patterns in books like Moby Dick.

“You have the right idea in calculating the geometric cubes and stars and hexagrams, but I think you would see more insight into your calculations if you watched a series of videos from the world renowned physicist Nasssim Haramein,”

I’ve heard of the work of Nassim Haramein, but thanks anyway for the suggestion. There is a lot more to my own work than I could show in a short article. Please go to

for a much more comprehensive exposition of the code I have discovered within 9/11 and various cultural artifacts — principally the NIV Bible — which I call the New Bible Code. Here you will find a wealth of evidence linking 9/11 to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.

“It may be our “Salvation” or next step in evolution, but one which is “elected”. ”

Our salvation, I am afraid, will be the suffering we will have to endure (of which 9/11 was also a symbol) until we learn to take up our cross and follow Christ — in other words, overcome our lower natures and be led by higher consciousness.