Everyone knows the international sign for peace. But few people know what it really means. It is in fact a contraction of two of the most powerful symbols in masonry: the circle with dot, and the trident.
The trident is the symbol for Poseidon, being the artefact that this Greek god handled. Later, the Romans took over this god in their religion and named him Neptune. The symbol of the 3 forked trident had originated in ancient Greek mythology. Poseidon is known as the god of the sea who travels the world with his war chariot or seahorses, and he holds sovereign sway over the world armed with his three-forked trident. With his mighty trident, he had caused earthquakes and deluges and holds a 3-fold power over heaven, earth, and hell.
Often when you see the symbol of the Trident today, it is usually represented by a three-pronged fork symbolizing power and the holy number three (3), or more appropriately, 3 in 1. The number 3 is significant not only in the symbol of the Trident and God Neptune, but also in creation of the universe and our man made world that mimics the AS ABOVE, SO BELOW and AS WITHIN, SO WITHOUT.
The number 3 is one of the most important numbers in our world. It represents the trinity, unity, opposition and the beginning, middle and end. The creation of our world dividing time into morning, noon, evening, with the past, the present, and the future. With his 3 forked trident, Neptune holds power over the 3 principalities of heaven, the earth, and hell.
But the trident also stands for “the devil’s pitchfork” or the luciferan symbol of power. In modern society, it is often the representation of 3 official bodies of power. Those 3 bodies of power are now known as the financial headquarters, the religious headquarters and the political headquarters.
The financial headquarters is called the City of London, often referred to as the City. Many globally operating international companies have their headquarters here. It has sovereign jurisdiction, and even the queen of the United Kingdom needs to ask for approval in order to do business here.
The religious headquarter is located in Rome, better known as the Vatican. In the center of the Vatican, the Holy See is located. This Holy See serves as the central point of reference for the church everywhere and the focal point of communion due to its position as the pre-eminent see of the whole church.
The political headquarter is located in the United States. Some say that it must be Washington DC, others say that it is New York where the headquarters of the United Nations General Assembly is located. Either way, it is clear that either one of these locations is the third center of power. The military headquarters is part of this political headquarters, and therefore has no separate seat.
When we look at the number of headquarters, we find that there are 3 locations of power, spread around the world. Lately, however, the financial headquarters appears to have become more and more important. The political headquarters has followed the directions of the financial headquarters, where the religious headquarters has been losing power over the last few decades. The balance of power has been altered, so to speak.
The circle with dot
The circle represents the symbol of unity, wholeness, infinity, the goddess, and female power. To earth-centered religions throughout history as well as to many contemprary pagans, it represents the feminine spirit of force, the cosmos or a spiritualized Mother Earth, and a sacred space. Gnostic traditions link the unbroken circle to the “world serpent” or Ouroboros forming a circle as it eats its own tail.
The dot within the circle represents the male force. In every major city in the world, there is a statue of an obelisk. This obelisk represents the dot. Also, around every obelisk, there is a “circus” (a round plaza), representing the self-eating snake or Ouroboros. However, the average masons are told it represents the Microcosm and Macrocosm of Mankind, and that all men are to seek the harmony in their lives represented by the circle being in the prefect middle of the Cosmos.
Every symbol in itself is harmless and benevolent, or at least neutral. However, in reverse, that same symbol becomes malevolent. This means, in particular case, that the reverse trident is an evil symbol. Since the circle with the dot cannot be reversed in any way, as it presented in perfect symmetry, it simply cannot become good or evil. Thus it remains neutral. However, since the trident is depicted upside down, and therefore represented as malevolent, the complete peace symbol becomes a representation of evil.
To take a small diversion, let’s look at the expression “Orwellian Speech”. Here we again see the return to one of the universal principles, which is being used by the Freemasons quite often: “as above, so below“. This principle is even depicted on at least two of the Tarot cards, The Magician and The Devil. It means that every word spoken should be reversed in its meaning. In other words, when spoken about peace, in Orwellian Speech one actually means to speak about war.
In conclusion, the peace symbol, in freemasonry, is actually the symbol for male domination through power and the devil’s pitchfork, or – in other words – the symbol for war! So, next time you think about using the international symbol that is said to be the symbol of peace, think again. For you are actually stating that YOU WANT WAR, NOT PEACE!