The Esoteric Meaning of the Twin Pillars: Boaz and Jachin

Since the dawn of civilization, the entrance of sacred and mysterious places have been guarded by two pillars. Whether in art or in architecture, twin pillars are archetypal symbols representing an important gateway or passage towards the unknown. In Freemasonry, the pillars are named Jachin and Boaz and represent one of the Brotherhood’s most recognizable symbol, prominently featured in Masonic art, documents and buildings.  This article will look at the origins of this timeless symbol and its esoteric meaning.

The concept of twin pillars standing at the gates of sacred places can be traced back to ancient civilizations of Antiquity (some claim from Atlantis, the lost source of Hermetic knowledge).

A Gateway

The symbol of the twin pillars have, since time immemorial, guarded the gateways to holy places and mysterious realms. They mark the passage towards the unknown and the otherworldly. In ancient Greece, The Pillars of Hercules was the phrase that was applied to the promontories that flank the entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar. The northern Pillar is the Rock of Gibraltar in the British territory of Gibraltar.

The Pillars of Hercules guarding the passage towards the unknown.

According to Plato’s account, the lost realm of Atlantis was situated beyond the Pillars of Hercules, in effect placing it in the realm of the Unknown. Renaissance tradition says the pillars bore the warning Nec plus ultra (also Non plus ultra, “nothing further beyond”), serving as a warning to sailors and navigators to go no further. Symbolically, going beyond the Pillars of Hercules can mean leaving the foulness of the material world to reach a higher realm of enlightenment.

The two columns called the “Pillars of Hercules” in Ancient Greece stood at the gateway to the sphere of the enlightened
The frontispice of Francis Bacon’s “New Atlantis” featuring the Pillars of Hercules as a gateway to a new world. According to occult lore, Atlantis is the civilization from which all hermetic knowledge emerged. The rebirth of this lost kingdom has been the dream of Mystery schools for centuries.

“The city of the philosophic elect rises from the highest mountain peak of the earth, and here the gods of the wise dwell together in everlasting felicity. In the foreground are the symbolic pillars of Hercules which appear on the title page of Bacon’s Novum Organum, and between them runs the path which leads upward from the uncertainties of earth to that perfect order which is established in the sphere of the enlightened.” 1

In Freemasonry

The Masonic usage of the terms Jachin and Boaz originates from the Biblical account of King Solomon’s Temple. The master builder of the Temple of Solomon was Hiram Abiff, a prominent figure in Masonic ritual. The verses 1 Kings 6:1-38, 1 Kings Chapter 7, and Chapter 8 describe the dimensions, the construction and the dedication of the Temple under Solomon. One passage describes more specifically the twin pillars standing in front of King Solomon’s Temple.

15 For he cast two pillars of brass, of eighteen cubits high apiece: and a line of twelve cubits did compass either of them about.

16 And he made two chapiters of molten brass, to set upon the tops of the pillars: the height of the one chapiter was five cubits, and the height of the other chapiter was five cubits:

17 And nets of checker work, and wreaths of chain work, for the chapiters which were upon the top of the pillars; seven for the one chapiter, and seven for the other chapiter.

18 And he made the pillars, and two rows round about upon the one network, to cover the chapiters that were upon the top, with pomegranates: and so did he for the other chapiter.

19 And the chapiters that were upon the top of the pillars were of lily work in the porch, four cubits.

20 And the chapiters upon the two pillars had pomegranates also above, over against the belly which was by the network: and the pomegranates were two hundred in rows round about upon the other chapiter.

21 And he set up the pillars in the porch of the temple: and he set up the right pillar, and called the name thereof Jachin: and he set up the left pillar, and called the name thereof Boaz.

22 And upon the top of the pillars was lily work: so was the work of the pillars finished.

- 1 Kings Chapter 7

An artist rendition of King Solomon’s Temple.

The account of Solomon’s Temple is of great importance in Freemasonry as each detail of the building holds an important esoteric meaning. The Twin pillars act as a “portal to the Mysteries” by standing on each side of the entrance to a sacred place.

“According to the ancient Rabbins, Solomon was an initiate of the Mystery schools and the temple which he built was actually a house of initiation containing amass of pagan philosophic and phallic emblems. The pomegranates, the palm-headed columns, the Pillars before the door, the Babylonian cherubim, and the arrangement of the chambers and draperies all indicate the temple to have been patterned after the sanctuaries of Egypt and Atlantis.” 2

For this reason, Jachin and Boaz are prominently featured on Masonic buildings, monuments and documents. Here is Albert Pike’s description of the pillars in a text intended for new Masons:

“You entered the Lodge between two columns. They represent the two which stood in the porch of the Temple, on each side of the great eastern gateway. These pillars, of bronze, four fingers breadth in thickness, were, according to the most authentic account–that in the First and that in the Second Book of Kings, confirmed in Jeremiah– eighteen cubits high, with a capital five cubits high. The shaft of each was four cubits in diameter. A cubit is one foot and 707/1000. That is, the shaft of each was a little over thirty feet eight inches in height, the capital of each a little over eight feet six inches in height, and the diameter of the shaft six feet ten inches. The capitals were enriched by pomegranates of bronze, covered by bronze net-work, and ornamented with wreaths of bronze; and appear to have imitated the shape of the seed-vessel of the lotus or Egyptian lily, a sacred symbol to the Hindus and Egyptians. The pillar or column on the right, or in the south, was named, as the Hebrew word is rendered in our translation of the Bible, JACHIN: and that on the left BOAZ. Our translators say that the first word means, “He shall establish;” and the second, “In it is strength.”

These columns were imitations, by Khurum, the Tyrian artist, of the great columns consecrated to the Winds and Fire, at the entrance to the famous Temple of Malkarth, in the city of Tyre. It is customary, in Lodges of the York Rite, to see a celestial globe on one, and a terrestrial globe on the other; but these are not warranted, if the object be to imitate the original two columns of the Temple. The symbolic meaning of these columns we shall leave for the present unexplained, only adding that Entered Apprentices keep their working-tools in the column JACHIN; and giving you the etymology and literal meaning of the two names.

The word JACHIN, in Hebrew, probably pronounced Ya-kayan, and meant, as a verbal noun, He that strengthens; and thence, firm, stable, upright.

The word Boaz is Baaz which means Strong, Strength, Power, Might, Refuge, Source of Strength, a Fort. The prefix means “with” or “in,” and gives the word the force of the Latin gerund, roborando–Strengthening The former word also means he will establish, or plant in an erect position–from the verb Kun, he stood erect. It probably meant Active and Vivifying Energy and Force; and Boaz, Stability, Permanence, in the passive sense.” 3

The Twin Pillars on a Masonic Tracing Board
Inside a Masonic Lodge
Masonic monument in Israel featuring the twin pillars.
The High Priestress of the Tarot sitting between Boaz and Jachin.

Esoteric Meaning

As with most occult symbols, the Masonic twin pillars conceal multiple layers of meaning, some intended for the profane and others divulged in higher degrees of Freemasonry. However, it is generally accepted that the Jachin and Boaz represent the equilibrium between two opposite forces.

“These were the names [Jachin and Boaz] of the two pillars cast from brass set up on the porch of King Solomon’s Temple. They were eighteen cubits in height and beautifully ornamented with wreaths of chainwork, nets, and pomegranates. On the top of each pillar was a large bowl – now erroneously called a ball or globe – one of the bowls probably containing fire and the other water. The celestial globe (originally the bowl of fire), surmounting the right-hand column (Jachin), symbolized the divine man; the terrestrial globe (the bowl of water), surmounting the left-hand column (Boaz), signified the earthly man. These two pillars respectively connote also the active and the passive expressions of Divine Energy, the sun and the moon, sulphur and salt, good and bad, light and darkness. Between them is the door leading into the House of God, and standing thus at the gates of Sanctuary they are a reminder that Jehovah is both an androgynous and an anthropomorphic deity. As two parallel columns they denote the zodiacal signs of Cancer and Capricorn, which were formerly placed in the chamber of initiation to represent birth and death – the extremes of physical life. They accordingly signify the summer and the winter solstices, now known to Freemasons under the comparatively modern appellation of the ‘two St. Johns.’” 4

“Alef is man; Bet is woman; 1 is the principle; 2 is the word; A is the active; B is the passive; the monad is BOAZ; the duad is JAKIN. In the trigrams of Fohi, unity is the YANG and the duad is the YIN.

BOAZ and JAKIN are the names of the two symbolical Pillars before the principal entrance of Solomon’s Kabalistic Temple. In the Kabalah these Pillars explain all mysteries of antagonism, whether natural, political or religious. They elucidate also the procreative struggle between man and woman, for, according to the law of Nature, the woman must resist the man, and he must entice or overcome her. The active principle seeks the passive principle, the plenum desires the void, the serpent’s jaw attracts the serpent’s tail, and in turning about upon himself, he, at the same time, flies and pursues himself. Woman is the creation of man, and universal creation is the bride of the First Principle.”

The permanent alliance of reason and faith will result not from their absolute distinction and separation, but from their mutual control arid their fraternal concurrence. Such is the significance of the two Pillars of Solomon’s Porch, one named JAKIN and the other BOAZ, one white and the other black. They are distinct and separate, they are even contrary in appearance, but if blind force sought to join them by bringing them close to one another, the roof of the temple would collapse. Separately, their power is one; joined, they are two powers which destroy one another. For precisely the same reason the spiritual power is weakened whensoever it attempts to usurp the temporal, while the temporal power becomes the victim of its encroachments on the spiritual. Gregory VII ruined the Papacy; the schismatic kings have lost and will lose the monarchy. Human equilibrium requires two feet; the worlds gravitate by means of two forces; generation needs two sexes. Such is the meaning of the arcanum of Solomon, represented by the two Pillars of the Temple, JAKIN and BOAZ.” 5

The union of the two pillars is said to generate a third pillar, one in the middle, which esoterically represents man and mankind.

“When the two columns find equilibrium between them it will signify the union of the Sushumna and the Kundalini. This sacred marriage will create a “Fire-Mist” to radiate throughout the human body, filling it will divine Light. It is then that humanity will become the third column of the Temple Wisdom. He/She will be a column formed by the combined forces of Strength (Jachin) and Beauty (Boaz). This act forms the Lost Word in the vibratory system of the soul’s physical embodiment.” 6

The combining of the two oppsite forces of the twin pillars produce the center pillar: the perfected man.


Qabbalistic Meaning

In Qabbalistic teachings, Jachin and Boaz represent the two pillars of Sepiroth, the Tree of Life.

“In the mysterious Sephirothic Tree of the Jews, these two pillars symbolize Mercy and Severity. Standing before the gate of King Solomon’s Temple, these columns had the same symbolic import as the obelisks before the sanctuaries of Egypt. When interpreted Qabbalistically, the names of the two pillars mean “In strength shall My House be established. “In the splendor of mental and spiritual illumination, the High Priest stood between the pillars as a mute witness to the perfect virtue of equilibrium – that hypothetical point equidistant from all extremes. He thus personified the divine nature of man in the midst of his compound constitution – the mysterious Pythagorean Monad in the presence of the Duad. On one side towered the stupendous column of the intellect; on the other, the brazen pillar of the flesh. Midway between these two stands the glorified wise man, but he cannot reach this high estate without first suffering upon the cross made by joining these pillars together. The early Jews occasionally represented the two pillars, Jachin and Boaz, as the legs of Jehovah, thereby signifying to the modern philosopher that Wisdom and Love, in their most exalted sense, support the whole order of creation – both mundane and supermundane.

The column on the right, which is called Jachin, has its foundation on Chochmah, the outpouring Wisdom of God; the three globes suspended from it are all masculine potencies. The column at the left is called Boaz. The three globes upon it are feminine and receptive potencies, for it is founded in Understanding, a receptive and maternal potency. Wisdom, it will be noted, is considered as radiant or outpouring, and Understanding as receptive, or something which is filled by the flowing of Wisdom. The three pillars are ultimately united in Malchuth, in which all the powers of the superior worlds are manifested.” 7

In Popular Culture and Architecture

Pillars are sometimes used in pop culture for reasons other than decorative purposes to take on an esoteric meaning. The act standing between or going through pilllars, symbolically representing transformation or initiation, can be found in instances such as:

The cover of the first book of the Harry Potter series, where he discovers he is a wizard. His “initation” is visually protrayed as him going through two pillars. The original title of the book is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the Philosopher’s Stone an ancient alchemical concept representing Illumination.
Rapper Kanye West standing in the middle of twin pillars in the highly symbolic video Power.
Amongst the plethora of esoteric symbols found in The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, the twin pillars stand on each side of the stage.
Two pillars standing in front of the IRS Building in Kansas. Also note the Masonic/dualistic black & white pattern and the hands pointing upwards, known as the “Hand of the Mysteries”.
Two immense pillars and one in the middle in Astana, Khazakhstan, a city whose architecture and layout contain numerous occult elements.


  1. Manly P. Hall, Lectures on Ancient Philosophy
  2. Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages
  3. Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma
  4. Hall, op. cit
  5. Eliphas Levi, Dogme et Rituel
  6. Corinne Heline, Old Testament Bible Interpretations & The Bible and the Tarot
  7. Levi, op. cit.

53 Comments to “The Esoteric Meaning of the Twin Pillars: Boaz and Jachin”

  1. chacha says:

    like petronas twin towers..

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    • APPLESEED says:

      Or like the WTC Twin Towers….

      I think there may even been more to the pillars, and they actually might reference an ancient stargate or dimensial way of traveling (either in the physical realm) or more so in the metaphysical, so I heard.

      There is a lot to this world that we don’t know (or at least most of the population doesn’t know), but the signs are clearly popping up everywhere. Stargate the movie (and t.v. series) might not be that far from the truth.

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    • stonehead says:

      Notice on the harry potter book cover right underneath the pillars is a checkerboard floor

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    • exsinner says:

      no not our petronas twin tower,hope it got nothing to do with the two pillars.even if it is,i’m not surprised at all since in malaysia got a shopping mall called Sunway Pyramid and its built is based on pyramid.I’m pretty sure there’s a lot of hidden message inside the mall.There’s a lot of ancient egypt script

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  2. Mrs M says:

    Pastor Mike Hoggard has a good teaching on this, he relates the pillars as being representative of our 2 stranded DNA. In the Kings passage, it says that they measure a total of 23 cubits high each, while each strand has 23 pairs of chromosomes each. While adding the 3rd pillar, does that appear to be symbolic of transhumanism or the combining of as above (watchers) so below (humans) to make us 3-stranded DNA?

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    • Gus says:

      “See my shadow changing,
      Stretching up and over me.
      Soften this old armor.
      Hoping I can clear the way
      By stepping through my shadow,
      Coming out the other side.
      Step into the shadow.
      Forty six and two are just ahead of me”

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      • IgnotumArcanus says:

        I’ve been crawling on my belly
        Clearing out what could’ve been.
        I’ve been wallowing in my own chaotic
        And insecure delusions.

        I wanna feel the change consume me,
        Feel the outside turning in.
        I wanna feel the metamorphosis and
        Cleansing I’ve endured within

        My shadow
        Change is coming.
        Now is my time.
        Listen to my muscle memory.
        Contemplate what I’ve been clinging to.
        Forty-six and two ahead of me.

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    • tracy says:

      The pillars of Boaz and Jachin can also represent the left and right hemispheres of the brain, the temple of Solomon is the sun and the moon. Throughout history these two polar opposites are seen everywhere. Take Bram Stokers dracula, you have the werewolf scared of the moon and the vampire scared of the sun. In Dr Who you have the doctor and the master. When these two hemispheres come into balance the pineal and pituitary come into play to form the third eye.
      Here is a thread that may interest a few people

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      • renee says:

        The pillars of Jachin and Boaz where taken from the bible, 2 Chronicles for one, and they are the portals or gateway to the Holy of Hollies. This was the only temple God allowed His people to built, as you can not stuff God in a building, it was just a symbol of what He was doing. The only way in to the Holy of Hollies was by the sacrificing of animals for the sins of men. Now we have the final atonement which was Jesus. He died so we can enter in thru these portals. All you have to do is ask Him to be your savior, your Lord and believe it in your heart. Then you can enter into a whole new world. You become not of this world. You belong to Him. He loves you, created you, and has a plan for your life. This portal doesn’t have impossible thoughts behind it. These are facts you can count on. Call Him. He is near.

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        • Srben says:

          Beautifully stated, Renee.

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        • sophia says:

          Renee, LILA, and zuul have told the truth here and others represent what God’s enemy (lucifer, satan) has stolen and perverted to confuse us. The Esoteric and occult explanations are corrupted copies and are to throw us off what is truth so that we will not find life eternal in the salvation that comes only from Jesus sacrifice on the cross to pay each one of our sin debts for there is no forgiveness of sins without a perfect (Jesus is the only perfect one being all God and all man) shedding of blood as the Word says is one of God’s perfect tennents. When we make the choice of recieving Jesus and not satan, we then become children of God and not satan and we also become born again which means we recieve the Holy Spirit to guide, teach, comfort and change us into the person we were planned to be before the fall…He knew each one of us long before we were concieved. So Jesus came to save us from the horrible delema we were put in when we first listened to satan in the garden. We chose satan then and what we got was him in this lifetime detroying our world with sickness, wars, disasters and death (read Job). But since Jesus sacrifice for us, we have the choice to choose Him now and not satan so that we can live eternally with the Father and Jesus and not with satan in the lake of fire…yes there is a literal hell…so please choose now before it is too late for you. Your words are powerful and are heard…say, Jesus I choose you as my Lord and Savior and I am sorry for my sins and come and do a good work in me. It is that simple and powerful.

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          • Craig Murray says:

            Amen to that Sophia! Well written!
            Only one thing I’d like to add to the prayer and that is to say ‘I turn (repent) from my sins…’ because just being ‘sorry’ doesn’t cut it. In Mark 6:12 it is written that the disciples went out and preached that men everywhere had to repent not say sorry. ~_^
            God bless you!

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    • Hello Kitty says:

      Yes, I do remember this video. Mike Hoggard explains everything about the two pillars and triple helix perfectly. I am so glad that you don’t find him an extremist as half of my family does. Oh well, their loss not mine.

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    • Seeker13 says:

      Very good point Mrs M, thank you for sharing with us.

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  3. zuul says:

    Talking about Pillars, pyramids, and how to answer the question a luciferan question.

    Ghostbusters! I loved this growing up, but now this seen has all new meaning.

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  4. airborne70 says:

    I was driving through downtown Clearwater, FL and noticed they have two pillars (y. 1915) flanking the road leading toward what is now the Scientology area of downtown. They are located at the intersection of Clevland and Myrtle and are visible on Google.

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  5. Raphael says:

    The devil’s preoccupation since the dawn of time was to masquerade the purpose of God. This is exactly what he did then and this is what he does now. This is also what he did when he ‘taught’ Adam and Eve the ‘knowledge’ and ‘made them like God’, this is what he did when he taught the first generations after flood to build the tower of Babel to ‘get closer to God’, this is what he did when he taught the assyrians, babylonians, chaldeans and ancient egyptians the ‘mystery religions’ based on his twisted image about divinity and this is also what he did when he distorted the real meaning of Jachin and Boaz lending them esoteric/caballistic ones.
    Jachim and Boaz were built by king Solomon to guard the entrance of the first temple following direct indication by God. The temple of Solomon was a symbolical representation of the kingdom of God and every little detail and measurement in it has a deeper meaning that meets the profane eye. But in a more comprehensible and common interpretation they also represent the will (Jachin) and the strength (Boaz) of God.
    So what did the devil do this time? What he knows best! He initiates his own disciples into the knowledge of nothingness by stealing God’s symbols and representations, wrapping them up in his own vomit and then selling them back to the humans as wisdom gems.
    Jachin and Boaz were originally symbols of divinity which were taken out of context, misrepresented and integrated into masonic/occult crappy teachings. .

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    • zuul says:

      @Raphael Raphael that’s one of the best observations about symbolism I have read and concur with in a comments section. Like changing art and perverting into pornagraphy and thats what a lot of great symbols have turned into are perversions for the occult.

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    • LILA says:


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      • Raphael says:

        Thanks Zuul and Lila for the appreciations. It saddens me deeply to see what they did to God’s teachings and how they managed to trash every single piece of wisdom He ever passed to the generations before us. But what saddens me the most is the fact that people today tend to be much more interested in this false knowledge than they ever were in the real one. I often wonder why; is it because it’s more accessible or more self gratifying or probably because it doesn’t require any effort or sacrifice or self improvement? I really don’t know but I wish I could help more people understand that it has zero value. The sciences of the occult have no more value than McDonalds’s foods have healthy or nutritional ingredients; they are the junk food of the soul.

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        • DiZiLLuZioNed says:

          Well said Raphael!! Junk food for the soul, I like that. Your question as to why people would rather choose Satans counterfeit over The Most High’s salvation is puzzling to me as well. I guess it stems back from the OT. YWHW only selected a handful of people to call his own. Everyone else in the world was considered pagans and worshipped pagan gods, ie. fallen angels. If you were born a pagan you would die a pagan as it was forbidden to marry outside of the Hebrew faith, even though several people (Soloman) did. And unless you were already apart of the Israelite faith then you would never be privy to The Most High. This is why I am so thankful to be born during the Age of Grace and to a strong Christian family.

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      • Lux Fer says:

        “Never mind silly arguments like the Mystery Schools existed before Christianity…”….. really? Have any of you ever bothered to understand how the Christian Church came into being? It was a man-made, politically-expedient, artificial creation. “Lucifer” is itself a corruption of the latin “lux fer”, or “light bringer” – Venus, or the morning star, which rises ahead of the sun 5 times out of 8 and was associated with the Goddess. The early Church fathers – aghast that that women should be venerated – created Lucifer and henceforth we’ve had the suppression both of women and illumination. The biggest single hindrance to progress in the past 2000 years has been the church, which protects the privileges of the few and subjugates the many.

        Esoterica, secret societies and mystery schools have – luckily for mankind – kept such knowledge alive. Heaven only knows where we’d be if we’d only had religious dogma to fall back on. Prior to literacy becoming widespread, people had an excuse for ignorance. What is the excuse in 2011?

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        • lesha says:

          The church created lucifer to keep people ignorant……and Alice Bailey, Helena Blatovsky, Benjamin Creme created what again?

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      • Jo says:

        I actually find it hilarious that most of you talk like you know everything: God this, God that, God the other. I am not sure where you get such certainty – The Bible is so old and has been rewritten so many times – and is always a representation of alleged ‘events’ – so it will always be coloured by human bias.
        The point you make about ‘Lucifer’s’ (you see him as Satan/the antithesis of God?) obsession with duality being a necessary one for ‘him’ because without the ‘light’ he cannot exist. Here I really laughed out loud – because the same can be said for ‘God’ according to the same logic: light cannot exist without darkness. And the assertion that a real hell does exist is known…how, exactly?! I think the real hell is here on earth, and other people make it so. Hopefully, the shadow of God will gradually fade from our minds to enable us to gain access to a bit of light. :-)

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    • agcha says:

      parabens você escreveu um otimo comentario

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    • david says:

      I was greatly encouraged by your comment concerning
      Solomon’s pillars. Since the specific details of the temple constuction were given by the God of Israel, it only makes sense that their true meaning can only be made known by the same God. As for me and my house, this is the God we will serve; the God of truth, the God of love, the only true God..

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      • I only now read your simple beautiful words of last August about the Pillars Jachin and Boaz. I suggest you visit the site where you can find an original theory about their use and the way Solomon achieved his task of putting the Ark of Covenant in its place, designed by God, where it could be detected, not even at the time of the Babylonian destruction. This theory appears at a very serious time and could have practical positive reactions. Edoardo

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    • mark says:

      Wow man, your cool. I’d like to hear more of what you know.I was looking for how the dollar sign came to pass when i found you. Like i said i would like to know more! thanks ,Mark

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    • Oceo says:

      This is perfect! Spot on ., the idea of knowing what others don’t allures many into seeking non existent “wisdom”. In my study I have discovered that these “mysteries” unearth virtually nothing. I discover and uncover only to keep asking , okay…and what next? The wisdom has no beginning and no end and sometimes contradicts , conflicts and just confuses further. God’s word (God being the Hebrew Jehovah of the bible) is simple, direct and perfect. Why don’t we as a people understand that God gave us ‘free’ wisdom and nothing is new or hidden under the sun, all truths are made revealed by the Word of God.

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  6. The pillars Jachim and Boaz were originally tree-trunks, not brass. Jachim was a yew; and Boaz an oak (in Western Europe) or in the eastern Mediterranean, a terebinth or turpentine. Both trees are very long-lived. The terebinth is strong, and contains highly-flammable oils and resins, and so was thought to contain the essence of the sun. Symbolically then, it represents the sun-god. The yew is extremely poisonous. It represents the death aspect of the goddess, and may be found next to ancient graveyards. ( )
    Together, Jachim and Boaz are the sun-god and the goddess paired.

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    • Jo says:

      I made a drawing a while ago (whilst reading alot of western philosophy) of two trees, one black with white blossom, the other white with black blossom, and a naked woman between each, with her hands touching each trunk) and somebody later remarked about the pillars of the tree of life (thats what brought me here). Unfortunately, apart from the odd comment challenging patriarchal domination, most of the other messianic rants are utterly unenlightening.


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  7. Yahweh says:

    According to Yeshua, they represent Light and Sound, which is Now and Time, which is the Stars and Mother Earth, which is Atoms and Electrons.
    “God” is the purest form of Love, which is Dependency, to create or concist of Life.

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  8. Bosco says:

    Twin pillars on US Social Security card.

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  9. Derek Jourdan says:

    To modern man the pillars like so many other symbols are indeed esoteric and occult in its meaning. The power and wealth of a small minority is protected by hiding its true character. This symbol in its original concept is all about our universe and the way it responds to our desires. Download a free copy of “Mysteries finished of Symbols and gods” from The familiar architecture and symbols in use all over the world are really an ancient spiritual and philosophical technology that serves in our awakening and equipment for the new day ahead of mankind. You will be fully enlightened and delighted in a few short hours.

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  10. Joshua Steele says:

    It’s very important for people who are new to these matters to understand that it is all about the human body. The pillars are the left and right channels on either side of the spine. When they are brought together by certain breathing exercises and concentration, the central channel opens and chi/kundalini rises up to the “eye” which is the actual physical pineal gland. When the pineal gland is opened (which can be quite painful and distressing the first time) you will percieve reality the way it actually is and not the dualistic illusion which most people think is reality. The black and white checkerboard are not just symbols of good/evil. They are also referring to the yang chi which we enfold within our bodies and the yin chi which we carry on our exterior (back/kidneys). These are actual physical forces that govern growth and decay in the universe from the movement of the stars to the life of plants and animals. It is possible to pull the yin chi into the body and unite it with the yang chi. It has a very powerful and dangerous effect. The Taoists, Yogis, Sufis, Gnostics have know about these things since time immemorial. The Mystery Schools are all about spritiual transformation via the physical human body.

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  11. Izzy says:

    This article has greatly helped me to understand the inner conflict within me, or the war inside my head. I feel so much better about myself, know that I know the majority of the problems I have are in my head. Finding balance and peace within oneself can be easy, if you choose to believe that it can be.

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  12. tomi says:

    The take down on 911 was a signal to the world of the end of American Economic supremacy.

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  13. Mike O says:

    As always very informative thankyou. Would love to see something on the Catholic Church am and what I believe are its occult symbolism and practices. Thanks

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  14. Ital Livity says:

    The Real Secret (Christians, Muslims, Jews, Rastafarians, and Truth Seekers read this)

    I believe that you have not arrived thus far by chance, mistake nor in vain. It is your relentless searching for the truth that has brought you along. Having come this far, I believe that you may have at the least basic knowledge of certain events and issues around the world. A great cosmic (for lack of a better word) war is ongoing and the grass (us) is the one that is suffering. I’ve in my short existence gone through countless material which material was seeking to point to the truth but somehow like everything else the truth has always seemed to be fragmented. What everyone so far has missed is the main player in this great eternal story. The truth of the matter is, we are dealing with beings that have a much higher overstanding whose main objective is revenge candy coated with domination. This is at least true for the being who is within our physical realm. There really is one source of all knowledge and truth and there is one counterfeiter of all knowledge and truth. This is the greatest truth to ever be hidden from the world. The worst part is that the hiding place is right in your face. We live in a world where everyone and everything is compartmentalised such that everyone is kept busy by their little revealed knowledge that they miss the whole picture. There is not one thing that humans know, it has all been fed them – notice I said humans. There is a big difference between humans and human beings. We really can never know where we are going if we never interrogate where we are from. I must be quick to point out that this world as we know shall cease to exist one day so, the interrogation I am speaking of here is of a higher overstanding.

    This compartmentalised living is the one tool that has kept everyone under oppression. I marvel at the grand architect of this system, it was wonderfully created by beings not of this dimension. The only thing that these beings have failed to do is split the atom inside an atom. Their intelligence has actually become a curse for humans. There are four main compartments that all humans fall under: 1. Religion – It really does not matter which religion you are under, it still falls under this great system. Christianity, Islam, Judaism the worlds biggest religions – Bahai will be the biggest in the nearest future – have literally swallowed whoever has allowed them to. I used to be a Christian so I believe I have the right to speak about it and other organised oppressive bodies of religion. 2. Science – The marvel of this subject can be understated at times but this particular compartment is perhaps the greatest conqueror of human beings. They lost their beingness to Science. From machines of war to food manufacturing, Science has conquered. The greatest war to come will be about food, the telltale signs of this future war are already upon us. 3. Education – The greatest weapon ever created against human beings, education; has single-handedly reformatted human beings to produce the current humans in existence. Though all of these four are well oiled machines, education is the most outstanding. It is one weapon that has really thrown humans into their current hysteria. 4. The fourth is actually a vehicle upon which all else rides. It is sort of the master’s compartment such that everything else would fail was it not of this compartment. This is Politics. While the other three control the world, Politics run the world.

    From these four it is not difficult for anyone to see that everyone fits somewhere as a glove. If you can show me any human who does not fall under any of these four, I’d show you a new planet of peace and harmony. It is also evident that there is someone who who set-up and controls these compartments and him alone knows the whole structure of this system.

    Many have interpreted events of this world. All their interpretations are plausible but when you analyze their assertions, you will realise that they are all foolhardy. Unsurprisingly everyone seems to come from the same source because they all seem to point at a common enemy; the underworld or inner-space. It is well and good but if there is an underworld then polarity dictates that there should be an overworld. The reason why this is not mentioned is because the ruler of the underworld wishes to keep this to himself in that way keeping all and sundry in a state of panic. I mean think about it; all of the pointing fingers always accuse someone for our problems but never point at anyone as a rescuer. How can it be that problems that we clearly can attest to be way above and without us be solved by ourselves? This my friend is where it all lies. The greatest lie ever told was that the leader of the underworld, the one titled Satan, does not exist. This lie was simply implemented by the use of the word God to mean the one and only being who sits at the top of the pyramid in whom (God) is the origination of the universe as we know it. Of course this is his knowledge that he has spread around and whether you are talking to Christians, Muslims, Jews, Satanists, Atheists etc, the long and short of it always ends with a being somewhere called God or Force or Nature etc. This is a grand design to keep all away from the truth. God’s ministers are very fervent in spreading this good spell some knowingly and others just ignorantly. Of all the material I have consumed I’ve not met anyone who explicitly could reveal in great detail the similarities in the differences. Eventually the knowledge we think we possess is an incomplete carbon copy of a knowledge far greater and wondrous in design and architect.

    The similarities in these differences WILL culminate into what has repeatedly been dubbed the Armageddon but before that the earth will for the third time be desecrated until it is completely destroyed together with the current heaven and the heavenly bodies. The next heaven and earth is beyond anyone’s wildest imagination including the underworld’s leader. What is known though is its magnificence even without the sea (it will have no sea). This is the reason why the leader of the underworld is bitter because he wont be a part of this world though he has been a part of this one for countless millenia. This is after he failed to split the last atom. As he was a spectator when the universe was created he has tried with disastrous results to replicate what he saw in a different dimension but ALL of the ‘advanced’ technological wonder we gawk at, pale at the magnificence to come. We are only slaving to keep feeding his insatiable and very destructive appetite which is based on pride.

    So this my friend is the threshold to The Real Secret. The real secret lies in unlocking the mysteries hidden in plain sight. Selah!

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    • david says:

      I’m surprised that someone with the tremendous insight that you have concerning the true nature ofn our terrestrial conflict has so trivialized and marginalized the message of the gospel. Of all the sources that you could make reference to, it is the most in agreement with what you have to say. Since nothing we humans might say which is true is original, it would behoove all of us to reconsider the claim of the man who said,”I am the way and the truth and the life, and no man comes to the Father(Eternal truth) except through Me.” most people who refuse to recieve the forgiveness offered to us by God through faith in His Word do so for one simple reason: they refuse to admit that they need to be forgiven.

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    • RJ says:

      Very intriguing post. It caught my eye, not just by the book-like length, but by the seemingly honest attempt to share your experience about your search for truth. Like David, it appears to me that you are still very closely in-line with the Biblical New Testament, and the Gospel of Yeshua. I want to share 3 passages that have been extremely powerful in my life, especially in my recent undertaking of searching for truth in all things. They all happen to be found in the book of John…

      1) “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
      2) “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
      3) “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

      Seeking for the truth in all things has been a phenomenal journey thus far, and has opened my eyes more and more to the Truth of Yeshua in a VERY powerful way. I had always believed in the Creator and Jesus his Son (now I refer to him by his real name Yeshua), but it has become so intensely real to me. I have also gotten a very keen understanding of how the world works and how the pieces are all fitting together and falling into place. I hope you continue to seek the Truth and be sure to ask Yahweh for guidance along the way, it is very easy to be misled by the lies of Satan.

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  15. Dani says:

    Ran across these vintage pictures from 1949, “siren of Atlantis”
    Interesting that each picture includes checkerboard, pillars and tiger print.

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  16. Joey Tavares says:

    Thank you.

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  17. Seeker13 says:

    There is truth in all things. Often when an outsider tries to define something on the inside there is a lack of context and sometimes an element of fear that colors the information coming into their conscious mind. But having been raised in the Christian, Celtic, and Masonic traditions, and having studied Hindu and Buddhist traditions, I can honestly tell you that they’re all related to making yourself a power of good in the universe through service to others and harmony with Nature/The Universe. There are arguments on here that are spoken with passion, I only ask you don’t think so loudly that you block out the soft voice of truth whispering to you. All that is hidden is not malevolent…

    Love and light my friends!

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  18. Nas says:

    Its just interesting to know all these things and how they are being used in everyday music, art, politics, and so many ways.

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  19. Russ says:

    I’ve enjoyed reading the comments above and heartened that despite each others belief, the general goal/intention is to improve mankind for many- not just the chosen few.
    Paganism and similar beliefs are the oldest of our beliefs/religions. It has been mocked by those whe forget that many of the “newer” religions have their roots here.
    Seems to me that the further our religions go from the the pagan ethos, the worse the world becomes. The planet provides our means of survival, yet we chose to kill it! Or, we selectively damage parts of it and hence endanger the lives of others, why? I don’t mean sacrificial stuff or icons, just a genuine understanding of the planet that we all live on, the big house!
    I’m not religious or pagan, just a line of thought that might prompt some comments.
    Enjoy your life.

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  20. TXvicky says:

    In relation to a secret tibetan buddhist practice called tummo, the wind in ones side channels of your light body (refereed to as the sun and moon channnels) is brought into the central channel, and ascended to the crown where the “essential drop” descends. old images of heiros gamos depict something similar as well.

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  21. TXvicky says:

    I believe the real symbolism here is saying to go beyond dualism to find the enlightened state

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