A rose by any other name is still a rose. ~ Old Proverb
In Duncan's Masonic Monitor and Guide the group present for that same degree ceremony is further told that this sign alludes to "the wonder and admiration of our ancient brethren who were present to view the interior of that magnificent edifice (Solomon's Temple) which King Solomon had erected, and was about to dedicate to the service of the Supreme Being."2
The arms raised with the palms of the hands facing forward is a supplicatory gesture, meaning passive acceptance, surrender, or an appeal for mercy. Caesar, in his Gaelic Wars, noted the use of this sign by Gaelic women, who apparently were signaling subjection to, or acceptance of, their Roman conquerors.
A single hand raised with palm outward represents a hand to heaven acknowledging the gifts or help received from extraterrestrial sources. It can also mean invocation, the calling down of powers or energy from the heavens or from ethereal sources (hell). Yet another meaning is that the hand with all five fingers showing, palm outward, indicates that one is giving honor and admiration to the Underworld Deity. Its essential meaning:
"Thank you O Subterranean Lord for your deceptive wisdom and for your cunning aid in our struggle to overcome our enemies and to effect the Great Work."
As we shall see in this chapter of Codex Magica, this sign has been displayed in public media by Presidents, presidential candidates, Prime Ministers, and many other VIPs throughout history including the Emperor of France, the Freemason Napoleon Bonaparte.
Clinton the Devil, President of the U.S.A.
President Bill Clinton was named Time magazine "Man of the Year" in 1993. On the Time cover making the announcement, President Clinton's head was pictured with the "M" in the Time masthead of the magazine stretched and appearing to be two horns on Clinton's head.3 Were the magazine's editors telling us that Clinton is the devils' man, or was it some strange coincidence?
Even more weird and dramatic, inside that same issue was a photo of Clinton in his Oval Office holding his hands and arms in the Masonic display of the sign of admiration. Now, get this: carved on the President's desk in the Oval Offices directly in front of Clinton is the eagle, in the presidential seal or logo, with its face turned to the left. But on the carpet just in front of the desk one finds the presidential seal facing toward the right: Two eagles, each facing in the opposite direction.
This is clearly the double-headed eagle of Freemasonry, a symbol representing the Serpent, honored as the Sun God in the Mystery Religions with its eagle-like, all-seeing eye. In other words: Lucifer! Solar God of Bill Clinton and the Illuminati.
Meanwhile, in Clinton's left hand (see page 183 below of Codex Magica) is a rose ~ sign of the Illuminati's blood covenant and the Rosicrucian Order. You will also find here a photo of former Yugoslav Serb leader Slobodan Milosevic, likewise holding a rose in his hand, the right hand. In Satanism the left-handed path is the most magical and powerful, but more evil. Clinton (left-hand) is still today recognized by the world as a great leader. Milosevic (right-hand) is in disgrace, in a prison cell, after being felled by Clinton and his Illuminati cohorts, proving that it's not nice to attempt to double-cross your Illuminati overlords, Mr. Milosevic!
In this chapter you will find not only Bill Clinton, Slobodan Milosevic, John Kerry, and others giving enigmatic ritual messages, but, also, we will examine other signs in which the Illuminati signal with the arms and either or both hands.
The Grand Hailing Sign of Distress
One classic Masonic pose, duplicated by or similar to that employed in many other Orders, is the Grand Hailing Sign of Distress. Theoretically, this is used in extreme circumstances in which a Mason or other elitist finds himself in a crisis or in a bind. In such an emergency he gives the Grand Hailing Sign of Distress, sometimes called the "High Sign." At that point, brethren who recognize the secret sign of alarm are expected to come to his rescue. Comically, mass murderer Charles Manson was observed giving this sign and a number of others during his trial for conspiracy to commit murder. Reportedly, Manson believed the judge in his case was a 33° Mason and would rescue him. It was all to no avail.
Likewise, Mormon Church founder Joseph Smith gave this sign while under siege of a lynch mob at the Nauvoo, Illinois jail where he had been incarcerated.
Smith knew that the angry mob was comprised mainly of Freemasons because he, too, had been one of them until he was excommunicated. The Masons didn't take too kindly to Masonic Brother Smith's stealing their symbols and ceremonies and incorporating them into his Mormon (LDS) Church rituals.4
As Joseph Smith lay dying on the jailhouse floor, he cried out, "Is there no help for the Widow's Son?" This is the enigmatic saying taught Masons, stamping Smith as a follower of the Great Goddess, patroness of the Masonic fraternity. The Bible in Revelation 27 refers to her as "Mystery, Babylon the Great, Mother of Harlots."
John J. Robinson, author of a celebrated book, Born in Blood defending Freemasonry and blasting its critics, also referenced the Grand Hailing Sign of Distress sign taught in the 3° ritual:
After brief ceremonies, the blindfold is removed, and the newly sworn Master Mason is taught several secrets of that degree. He learns the penal sign, the hand signal based on the penalty of the Master Mason's oath, which is to pass the hand in a slashing motion, palm downward and thumb toward the body, across his stomach. The due-guard of the Master Mason repeats the position of his hands on the Bible and the compass and square as he takes the oath: with his upper arms along his sides, forearms out straight, with palms down.
To this point, the ceremony is much like that of the first two degrees, but now is added a third sign, the Grand Hailing Sign of Distress of the Master Mason, given with the upper arms parallel to the ground, forearms vertical with hands above the head, palms forward. For those times when the Master Mason is out of sight of possible help, or in the dark, he is taught to summon assistance with the word, "O Lord, my God, is there no help for a Son of the Widow?" a reference to Hiram, legendary master craftsman at the building of the Temple of Solomon, about whom the initiate has yet been told nothing, and whom Masons identify with the metalworker that scripture describes as "a son of a widow of Naphtali."5
In his book Freemasonry, Jack Harris, a former Master Mason who renounced the Order after converting to Christianity, quotes at length the ritual according to the State of Maryland's Masonic Manual.6 That manual assures the Mason that at his death, if his good works are sufficient,
"a kind messenger from the Supreme Grand Master will be sent to translate us to that all perfect, glorious and celestial lodge above, where the Supreme Architect of the Universe presides."
All officers and members bow toward the East. The Master raps the lodge down (1 rap). Also explained to the brother in the third degree lecture is what he is to do in times of peril or danger. He is instructed (if he can be seen) to throw up both arms over his head and let them fall by three distinct motions. This is the great hailing sign or sign of distress, and never should be given except in a lodge for instruction, or if his life is in danger. If a Mason sees this sign, he is to flee to his rescue if there is more probability of saving the brother's life than of losing his own.At times when this sign could not be seen, such as in the dark, a spoken signal is substituted: "O Lord, My God, is there no help for the widow's son?" A Mason hearing these words would be equally bound to flee to the brother's rescue if there were more probability of saving his life than losing his own life.7