An X is an ancient symbol for change or transformation.. .long associated in medieval and renaissance art with the coming of the Messiah who shall make all things new. ~ Jim Tresner, 33° Scottish Rite Journal
The Illuminist/Masonic meaning of the X is simply this: It is the sign of Osiris, the great (Egyptian) sun God. ~ Texe Marrs, Dark Majesty
The mysterious letter X seems to take on a wide and varied life of its own, with or without the secret aid of the elite sponsorship. Mark Euston, of the Christian Intelligence Resource Network, in a letter to the author, detailed some of the many examples of the use of the letter X. For example, the well-known science fiction TV show, The X Files.
Euston asks about all the usages of X,
"Are these just strange coincidences, some type of mind control trigger, or a subliminal conditioning of some kind?"
Another friend, Kathy Creek, wrote and asked if I had noticed the many new drugs being released by pharmaceutical firms with either a V, Z, or an X in their name? She mentioned an ad she had seen for Clarinex, an allergy drug that had a little sun sign used to dot the letter "i" in Clarinex.
John Myers, another astute friend interested in such topics, sent me a lengthy letter and included an excerpt from author Edward Waite's reference book, A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. Myers wryly observed that, "generally, things that are bad are X-rated." He mentioned, too, the interesting use of the letter X in the Rx of drug stores; the use of the four-letter, abbreviated word Xmas to replace Christmas, and the fact that, in Black's Law Dictionary, it says that the sign or mark of X is sometimes made as a substitute for a man's signature on legal documents.
And the continued use of the mysterious X abounds. Children at play can be heard to say, "Cross my heart and hope to die." In the Greek alphabet, the letter Chi is denoted with the symbol X, and given the numerical designation of 600. The numerologists say that triple X, then, would yield the number 666.
Black Muslim leaders obviously see X as a substitute name of great spiritual significance. Two well-known Black Muslim leaders have been named Malcolm X and Louis X, names they chose for themselves. The latter, who was born Louis Eugene Wolcott in 1933 in New York City, changed his name to Louis X after his conversion to Islam by Black Muslim leader Elijah Muhammed. Today, he is known as Louis Farrakhan. It is well-known that Farrakhan is a 33° Prince Hall Mason.
X as Symbol for the Sun God
According to Dr. C.J. Koster, head of the Institute for Scripture Research in South Africa, X was the emblem of the Chaldean (Babylonian) sky God. Koster says that X was an ancient symbol of the sun deity and that the letter carried with it sexual connotations. In the old Semitic languages, X represented the cross.1
Freemasonry early-on latched onto this letter exactly because of its paranormal significance as a sign of Lucifer, the solar (sun) God. The Masonic Lodge also uses X because of its sexual meanings and its Babylonian origins. Writing in the Scottish Rite Journal, the official journal of the Mother Supreme Council, 33°, Jim Tresner discussed the use of X in the ritual ceremony for the 17°, Knight of the East and West.2
"Here," said Tresner, "we encounter raw spiritual energy" and "we begin to glimpse the spiritual power which is available" to the person who is able to access it.4
X as Symbol of Transformation
Tresner goes on to suggest that the X, representing the Roman numeral 10, also symbolizes the 10 yuds, or manifestations, of the Jewish Cabala's Tree of Life (the Sephiroth). He notes that the candidate for this degree wears two cordons, one black in color, the other white, which symbolizes the duality of Masonic doctrine.
"The fact that they cross each other," Tresner explains, "suggests the unions of opposites or equilibrium (Ordo Ab Chao)."5
"In crossing," says Tresner, "they form an X shape." X, he observes, "is an ancient symbol for transformation."6
"This degree," Tresner concludes, "provides a spiritual jolt or jump-start in preparation for the transformation, refinement, and redefinition to come."7
However, the Masonic author of the authoritative Richardson's Monitor of Freemasonry, no doubt lets the cat out of the bag, so to speak, by detailing how, during this ritual ceremony for the Degree of Knight of the East and West, the Sacred Word is given to the assembled members of the Lodge. That sacred word is a shocker: It is Abaddon.
Yes, Abaddon is the Sacred Word for the Masonic Knights of East and West. And the Bible reveals exactly who Abaddon is in Revelation 9:11:
And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Creek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
How very appropriate. How very telling!
Then, in the ritual ceremony for the Select Master Degree, the Second Sign is made by crossing the hands and arms just below the neck and dropping them downward quickly. Again, this is a reminder of the disclosure penalty, which is to have the body butchered and quartered.
In the ritual for the Intimate Secretary Degree, an X pattern is employed. Richardson's Monitor of Freemasonry reveals what happens in the Lodge:
The brethren now fall, each on his right knee, and they cross their hands and hold them up so that the thumb of the right hand touches the left temple, and the left thumb the right temple...9
In ancient India, the X symbol was equated with the vajra (jewel-phallus). Probably, this is yet another reason why the Masonic Lodge adopted this symbol for many of their ritual activities. Masonry is, in fact, a deviant sex cult.
In her interesting encyclopedia called The Woman's Dictionary of Symbols and Sacred Objects, Barbara Walker calls the symbol the "Cross Saltire" which means literally "tumbling cross" or a cross performing a somersault. In this sense, it is decidedly anti-Christ in nature.
Finally, as if to signify the somber, ghastly meaning of the letter X in Freemasonry ritual, pomp and circumstance, it should be noted that upon his death, when the departed Mason's body is given a Masonic funeral by the assembled brethren, with his immediate family in attendance, the X again comes into play. The Monitor of the Work, Lectures, and Ceremonies of Ancient Craft Masonry for the Grand Lodge of the State of New York in part describes the ritual and scene prescribed for funerals as follows:
The funeral honors are given by extending the hands toward the grave with the palms up, the brethren repeating in unison:'To the grave we consign the mortal remains of our deceased brother.' The arms are then crossed over the breast, the left above the right, the fingers touching the shoulders...10
X ~ The Egyptian Connection
From what source do the Masons draw for this funeral symbolism of the X? In my book, Dark Majesty, I explain the Egyptian connection:
In ancient Egypt, the mark of "X" and the symbol of cross-bones in the symbol of an X was very prominent in religious contexts. You can find the X on the walls of a number of ancient Egyptians temples and pyramids... It is the sign of Osiris, the great sun God...The ancient pharaohs, when they were buried, had the legs crossed in the form of "X" as a sign of devotion to Osiris.''
They have even arranged for Osiris' watchful eye, the all-seeing eye, to be pictured on each and every U.S.A. one dollar bill. It is the eye in the capstone surrounded by the rays of the sun announcing to the whole world the coming of a New Age, a New World Order (Novus Ordo Seclorum).
"To this deity in particular they apply themselves for success when they go out a hunting or fishing, and for the relief of all such as are indisposed!" ~ Miramba. (From the book, The Round Towers of Atlantis, by Henry O'Brien, published 2002; originally in 1834; Adventures Unlimited Press, Kempton, IL 60946)
MORALS AND DOGMA
The legend of the contest between Hor-ra and Set, or Set-nu-bi, the same as Bar or Bal, is older than that of the strife between Osiris and Typhon; as old, at least, as the nineteenth dynasty. It is called in the Book of the Dead, "The day of the battle between Horus and Set." The later myth connects itself with Phoenicia and Syria. The body of OSIRIS went ashore at Gebal or Byblos, sixty miles above Tsur. You will not fail to notice that in the name of each murderer of Khurum, that of the Evil God Bal is found.
Har-oeri was the God of TIME, as well as of Life. The Egyptian legend was that the King of Byblos cut down the tamarisk-tree containing the body of OSIRIS, and made of it a column for his palace. Isis, employed in the palace, obtained possession of the column, took the body out of it, and carried it away.