Shawnee State University history professor and author Mark Mirabello joined guest host Richard Syrett (Twitter) to discuss secret societies. Overwhelmingly secret societies are male only, and secretive communications are fundamental to these orders, Mirabello explained. Freemasons swear an oath to prefer Masons over other people, he added. "If two people apply for a job, they must hire the Freemason," Mirabello revealed.
There is clear evidence secret societies are very old, perhaps going back as far as prehistoric times, he continued. Mirabello referenced hieroglyphs found in ancient Egyptian tombs that look like Freemasonic hand signals. He reported on a Mormon tradition which posits the first secret society goes back to the Garden of Eden, and was formed by Cain and Satan. According to Mirabello, a widespread legend from traditional societies suggests women once dominated through magic, so men murdered females past the age of puberty to eliminate their magical knowledge, and then formed secret societies to control them.
Mirabello described how the American Mafia is a secret society. One must kill to gain entry into the Mafia and about 3,000 "made" men are part of the order, he disclosed, adding no member would ever admit to being part of the Mafia. Their initiation involves blood and a loyalty oath. If a member of the Mafia is ordered to kill his brother, he must, Mirabello asserted. He also spoke about the medieval Order of Assassins who swore oaths of allegiance to the master of the order. They often went into deep cover for years before killing their mark, and after murdering their victims would make no attempt to flee.
Open Lines followed in the latter half of the program. Marcel from London, Ontario, reported on recent sunspot activity. "We're going to get blasted," he said. Marcel connected the solar cycle to periods in history when there was what he described as collective madness. "It's going to make the loving people more loving... but people who aren't stable, who don't have a firm foundation will go off the rail," he said.
Blue Diamond in Wisconsin told Richard her grandfather was a high-ranking Freemason who taught her how to decipher codes. She later studied Merkaba with Drunvalo Melchizedek, a member the Alpha and Omega Order of the Great White Brotherhood which traces to the Pythagorean Brotherhood dating back to 500 B.C. "I can prove that the image on the Shroud of Turin was actually created by this Merkaba," she claimed, noting the same image is burned into the wall of the Queen's Chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Deb from California phoned in to talk about trolls (not the people who intentionally instigate arguments on social media, but the actual creatures). She claimed to have seen one while picking blackberries. "It looked like a cross between an animal and a person," Deb recalled, noting it had a long face, was dirty, and dressed in clothes. "It looked shocked that I saw him," she added.
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