The Three Temples May 24, 2013 20:34:48 GMT -5
Post by thefreakatdornish on May 24, 2013 20:34:48 GMT -5
One possibility is that it was removed and hidden before the Temple was destroyed.
One possible location for this hiding place is Mount Nebo in what was the kingdom of Moab in what is now the Jordanian side of the Dead Sea.
Could it be that McCartney alluded to this location on the cover of his Amoeba's Secret record cover?
Alternatively, our friends the Knights Templar may have discovered it when they excavated the tunnels below the Temple.
Incidentally, the Templars originally numbered just nine knights. Number Nine, Number Nine?
If this were the case the Templars may have removed the ark and hidden it elsewhere, shall we say Rosslyn Chapel for arguments sake, and therefore, this may explain why the third Temple character on the Sgt. Pepper sleeve is obscured - hidden - and appears on the West side of the album cover.
I have long propagated the theory that the sleeve represents a masonic initiation ceremony and it would appear that the characters positioning is relevant. The other two Shirley Temples both appear on the right hand, or Eastern side, of the cover and it may be that the third temple represents the hidden knowledge that the Beatles possess, and that we, the uninitiated, don't, but that they are prepared to allude too.
Here we can see the hidden Temple, behind Sophia (Wisdom) Loren.
Proof that the Templars had indeed excavated the Temple Mount was found in the 19th century by Sir Charles Warren. I have included a picture of Warren below, resplendent in his Sgt. Pepperesque uniform, and he reminds me (a little) of the guy who appears in statue form on the record cover.
Interestingly, Warren's three year expedition to the Temple Mount was funded by Angela Burdett Coutts (of the Royal family's bankers - Coutts & Co) and Queen Victoria herself. Seriously, you cannot get more illuminati - David Icke would love that!
But, even better, for Warren was also an avid Freemason and first Master of the First Lodge founded with the aim of conducting Masonic research.
And, as the cherry on the top of the cake, Warren, after his military career, was Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police at the time of the infamous Jack the Ripper murders. Indeed, he was forced to resign from this post, due to his lack of success in catching the culprit, on the day of the last murder. The date, 9th November 1888, 9 - 11 - a date that has some resonance in PID circles.
Indeed, as aficionados of the Ripper case will know, it has long been rumoured that there may have been a masonic connection to these crimes. This assertion derives mainly from a piece of graffiti found above a blood stained apron that the killer had used to clean his knife.
The graffiti said, from memory, 'The Juwes are the men that Will not be Blamed for nothing' and it was Warren who ordered that it be removed before the locals saw it. No preserving the crime scene in those days!
Warren claimed that there was no known usage of the word Juwes in the English language, however, somebody wrote to a local newspaper recanting the masonic initiation use of the word when referring to the three Juwes; Jubela, Jubelo and Jubelum, who purportedly murdered the master mason Hiram Abif, the man who built the holy of holies, King Solomons Temple on the Temple Mount, the former home of the Ark of the Covenant.
All of which brings us nearly full circle. However, Warren, as not only, a master mason and an historian of masonic legend, but also having excavated the Temple, would be expected to know this, and it is this that has consistently led to cries of conspiracy theory concerning the Ripper killings.
The man who wrote to the newspaper to tell of this masonic discovery was a gentleman named Roslyn (after the chapel?) D'Onston Stephenson who claimed to be a black magician and who would later be named as a Ripper suspect himself by none other than our old friend and Sgt. Pepper mainstay, Aleister Crowley.
As ever, proof of nothing, but a nice tale to add to the mix of the Sgt. Pepper Code.
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