Pizzagate Decoded - Part III: What is Moloch, Minerva and the Bohemian Club's "Great Owl"?
Pizzagate's occult aspects are among the least explored and outlandish sounding, but regardless evidence continues to exist that occult ritual and Pagan deities have real significance to the global political elite.
Perhaps the most famous and sinister of these entities is Moloch, a Canaanite god associated with child sacrifice. Not much cohesive information exists on the ancient origins of Moloch worship, but the deity is still important enough today to be a figure of worship for aids to Hillary Clinton.(1) This article will attempt to unravel the many aspects and scattered history of Moloch and solve some decades old mysteries and misconceptions on Moloch's relation to Baal and Minerva.
This is part of an on-going segment to try and decrypt various infamous symbols and references which have come up during Pizzagate-related research. These notes may then provide as useful tools for others who may come across further references in their own research.
Early history in Jerusalem
Ancient Moloch worship
The earliest history on Moloch worship can be found through scattered sources and analyses of passages found in the Bible. The Jewish Virtual Library notes that one of the earliest and most significant mentions of Moloch specifically would be found in Leviticus 18:21 and 20:2–4 where, "the laws of the Holiness Code speak about giving or passing children to Moloch".(2) The JVL further elaborates that the usual method for sacrifice was through ritual cremation, which many will find reminiscent of the Bohemian Club's "Cremation of Care" ritual.
Moloch worship was almost exclusively practiced in Ancient Jerusalem at a site known as Tophet,(3) which curiously enough also translates to "Hell".(4) Tophet would be used by certain cults in Jerusalem for these ritual child sacrifices to Moloch and Baal.(5) All in all the symbolic, location and ritual similarities between Moloch and Baal suggest these two, once-isolated and region-specific entities were perhaps synthesized in Tophet sometime between 1000 and 500 BC. Moloch and Baal commonly found as combined deities after this date, as can be seen in the case of the Greek city of Palmyra where they worshiped a Sun god named "Malach-bel" as late as 500 AD.(6)
History suggests that worship of Moloch began to fade sometime in 600 BC, when King Josiah of Judah sacked Tophet and outlawed Moloch worship.(7) Soon after, King Joakim's reign and the Babylonian Captivity of the Hebrews would lead to a resurgence in Moloch worship in 500 BC.(8) The Jewish Virtual Library attributes the resurgences to human sacrifice being a fairly common in these times of political upheaval and turmoil as people begin to panic for solutions which would result in extreme religious acts of "devotion".(9)
These practices would continue to fade, however, as sacrificing children through cremation to Moloch would be highly frowned upon by Jewish and Christian doctrines against false idol worship. Moloch and Baal were thus finally banned in mainstream Judeo-Christian practices and would eventually become amalgamated into the general idea of "Satan" and evil itself.
The Knights Templar
Knights Templar and Baphomet
Worship of Baal and Moloch does not end there as we well know, however, but the evolution of the sacrifices, rituals and symbols can be difficult to trace. Baal, for instance, would remain an important figure in esoteric and occult practices well into the Middle Ages but under a different name. The Knights Templar worshiped a goat-headed entity called Baphomet, which embodied almost the exact same symbols and allegory as Baal.(10) In fact, because of Baphomet's similarities to Baal the Spanish Inquisition would accuse the Knights Templar of heresy and have the entire order tortured and killed.(11)
This particular inquisition was interestingly not authorized by the Pope, however, and in the end many Templars were able to escape to Switzerland where they would form the first international bank. Even Templars themselves suggest they were instrumental in the founding of Switzerland and the Swiss banking system.(12)
With Switzerland as its new and politically neutral home, this hybridization of Baal and Moloch worship would continue well into the present-day.
The Bohemian Club
Cremation of Care
The Bohemian Club was founded in 1872 by actor Henry "Harry" Edwards as a retreat for the rich, famous and powerful in Sonoma County, California. The Bohemian Club's all-male membership and guest list includes artists, particularly musicians, as well as prominent business leaders, government officials, senior media executives, professors, astronauts, cabinet officers, Central Intelligence Agency directors, future presidents and former presidents.(13) The owl is an important symbol of knowledge for the Bohemian Club.
Member James F. Bowman would conceive the first "Cremation of Care" ceremony in 1881 and was conducted by "high priest" George T. Bromley. In this ceremony a ritual is performed to burn a sacrifice before the Club's large and ornate owl statue which is described as, "an exorcising of the Demon to ensure the success of the ensuing two weeks."(14)
The Bohemian Club themselves only refer to this figure as the "Great Owl" in their rituals, and thus many have debated for decades what entity this could possibly refer to. In fact, in Part I of this series we discussed the likely connections between this "Great Owl" and the Roman goddess Minerva.
Researcher Alex Jones has been criticized for vehemently claiming that this owl is Moloch despite not offering much in the way of physical evidence. As it turns out, in fact, Alex Jones most likely formed this theory from a 1996 article on Bohemian Grove in which the owl symbol is attributed to Baal, which in turn was related to Moloch as was discussed earlier. The author of this article, Mark Walter Evans, would later reiterate the loose connection he had made and that it only "figuratively" referenced Moloch:
I wish to say that when I wrote the article, I did not mean to make a literal equation of the “Owl of Bohemia” with Molech, but a figurative one, stressing the similarities, and announcing the continuity of a “cult of Sacrifice,” on a Symbolic level.
That many fundamentalist Christians have run with this thesis, and taken the equation literally, is an intersting phenomenon — but I was more inclined to draw a simile that to starkly declare it was “Molech” his-self. …
Despite my personal skepticism of Alex Jones, however, the Moloch connection has become increasingly more plausible and substantiated over time. For instance, I was able to locate a 1905 lithograph book titled, The Inland Printer, in which the letter 'm' in Ancient Egyptian, written with the owl hieroglyph, was pronounced "mulak".(15)
Also if Moloch was truly only relevant to ancient Jerusalem and had nothing to do with modern culture, why would this entity at all be mentioned by an aid of Hillary Clinton in State Department emails?(16) Why also the sacrifice of a chicken? No historical texts describe the sacrifice of chickens to Moloch, but interestingly documents do describe chicken as a code word for young children which leads to more questions.
It turns out the real answers to these long-unsolved riddles might be a bit of both.
Moloch/Minerva or Baal/Ishtar?
My research has led me to the hypothesis that modern interpretations of Moloch and Minerva, while seemingly unrelated entities historically, are actually just contemporary versions of the Babylonian god-couple Baal and Ishtar.
Baal was the all-powerful Sun god and Ishtar was his winged and mysterious wife. Both would be strongly associated with bulls, just as Moloch, but more specifically Ishtar would be symbolized by the owl.(17) This same relationship can find itself repeated in variations throughout religious history in Egypt's Ra/Isis, Zeus/Athena and eventually Jupiter/Minerva, where Isis, Athena and Minerva have all been represented by the owl and concepts of virginity with Ra, Zeus and Jupiter representing the all-powerful bull/Sun father.
In 1955, Moloch was famously re-imagined by bohemian poet Allen Ginsberg who was also in Sonoma County, California. In his poem, Howl, Ginsberg describes Moloch as the embodiment of capitalism and the corporate-industrial machine, as well as more:
What sphinx of cement and aluminum bashed open their skulls and ate up their brains and imagination?
Moloch! Solitude! Filth! Ugliness! Ashcans and unobtainable dollars! Children screaming under the stairways! Boys sobbing in armies! Old men weeping in the parks!
Moloch! Moloch! Nightmare of Moloch! Moloch the loveless! Mental Moloch! Moloch the heavy judger of men!
Moloch the incomprehensible prison! Moloch the crossbone soulless jailhouse and Congress of sorrows! Moloch whose buildings are judgment! Moloch the vast stone of war! Moloch the stunned governments!
Moloch whose mind is pure machinery! Moloch whose blood is running money! Moloch whose fingers are ten armies! Moloch whose breast is a cannibal dynamo! Moloch whose ear is a smoking tomb!
Moloch whose eyes are a thousand blind windows! Moloch whose skyscrapers stand in the long streets like endless Jehovahs! Moloch whose factories dream and croak in the fog! Moloch whose smoke-stacks and antennae crown the cities!
Moloch whose love is endless oil and stone! Moloch whose soul is electricity and banks! Moloch whose poverty is the specter of genius! Moloch whose fate is a cloud of sexless hydrogen! Moloch whose name is the Mind!
Moloch in whom I sit lonely! Moloch in whom I dream Angels! Crazy in Moloch! Cocksucker in Moloch! Lacklove and manless in Moloch!
Moloch who entered my soul early! Moloch in whom I am a consciousness without a body! Moloch who frightened me out of my natural ecstasy! Moloch whom I abandon! Wake up in Moloch! Light streaming out of the sky!
Moloch! Moloch! Robot apartments! invisible suburbs! skeleton treasuries! blind capitals! demonic industries! spectral nations! invincible madhouses! granite cocks! monstrous bombs!
They broke their backs lifting Moloch to Heaven! Pavements, trees, radios, tons! lifting the city to Heaven which exists and is everywhere about us!
Visions! omens! hallucinations! miracles! ecstasies! gone down the American river!
Dreams! adorations! illuminations! religions! the whole boatload of sensitive bullshit!
Breakthroughs! over the river! flips and crucifixions! gone down the flood! Highs! Epiphanies! Despairs! Ten years’ animal screams and suicides! Minds! New loves! Mad generation! down on the rocks of Time!
Real holy laughter in the river! They saw it all! the wild eyes! the holy yells! They bade farewell! They jumped off the roof! to solitude! waving! carrying flowers! Down to the river! into the street!
Source: Howl by Allen Ginsberg, 1955
In Part I of this series I also discussed the modern interpretation of Minerva and how it played a part in Hillary Clinton's policy decisions.(18) In many ways the "Minerva rule", and its concern for the interests of corporate elite over the general good, parallels the global capitalist, industry-loving Ginsberg version of Moloch.
With all that said I hope this article clears up some of these long-standing mysteries about the origins of Moloch and Minerva worship among the global power elite and its consistent pattern throughout history. While the idea may be hard to conceptualize and accept for some, worship of such Pagan deities has been historically influential in the wealthiest and most successful political, religious, corporate and banking organizations in the world. By deciphering these riddles, however, we might start to gain an understanding for what it is such rituals and individuals are ultimately trying to accomplish.