Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
During a visit to a breathtaking, beautiful and ornate Christian cathedral in Lucerne, Switzerland last week, I was taken aback by the sight of something that seemed completely out of context and out of place – a baleful and evil-looking Illuminati eye staring out over a representation of the crucified Jesus. Why do similar depictions infest Christian churches the world over?
The Church of St. Leodegar, popularly called the Hofkirche, in the bustling town of Lucerne in northern Switzerland, was originally built in 735 and the present structure was erected in 1633 in the late Renaissance style. The cathedral’s distinctive twin needles were part of the original structure.
The church is opulently decorated with awe-inspiring golden statues and vibrant paintings depicting stories from the bible.
But when one reaches the front of the church and looks up at a statue of the crucified Jesus, looming over it in a window near the roof is a depiction of a single eye inside a pyramid with yellow and orange sun rays emanating from behind.
This occult symbol is completely not inkeeping with the rest of the style of the church and the cathedral’s literature makes no mention of why it was placed there or what its significance is supposed to be.
Here’s another example of the depiction of the eye in the pyramid that Steve Watson photographed while visiting Piazza del Popolo in Rome this past June.
The video below showcases the Illuminati eye as seen in dozens of churches and cathedrals around the world. The author attributes the eye to a representation of Dajjal or “The Impostor-Christ,” an evil figure in Islamic eschatology who will supposedly return as a false prophet before Judgment Day. According to one description, “It is said that he will have one eye damaged and the other will be working.”
According to Wikipedia, “The belief is based around the events prior to the Day of Judgment around the Second Coming of The Christ, when ad-Dajjal who is blind in his right eye, shall gather an army of those he has deceived and lead them in a war against Jesus, who shall be accompanied by an army of the righteous.”
If that is so then why on earth do we see the eye placed above the crucified Jesus in the Lucerne cathedral and in hundreds of other Christian churches around the world?
The eye in the pyramid has been adopted by many different esoteric entities throughout history, including the eye of Osiris in Egypt, and the All-Seeing Eye in Freemasonry. It also famously appears on the back of the U.S. dollar bill. Henry Wallace, who was instrumental in having the seal placed on the dollar bill in 1935, had deep occult connections
As this website documents, the eye in the pyramid can be seen in the corporate logos of companies such as AOL, CBS and also appears in the window of many Starbucks coffee outlets.
As the Illuminati Conspiracy Archive details, occultists have long expressed pride in the symbol and cherished its signifiance, which denotes top down control by an elite harboring secret knowledge.
“Our beautiful seal is an expression of Freemasonry, an expression of occult ideas,” wrote H.S. Wyckoff in a piece for the Rosicrucian Magazine entitled The Great American Seal.
The Bavarian Illuminati, founded by Adam Weishaupt in 1776, also adopted the eye in the pyramid as their motif, which begs the question, why does a symbol that was used by an occult organization who stated their goal was to destroy organized religion appear in Christian churches across the world?
As Texe Marrs writes, “In his classic textbook, Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, describing the Illuminist plot in France, Abbe Barruel affirms that, “The grand object of this conspiracy was to overturn every altar where Christ was adored.” Theirs, Barruel wrote, was an “unrelenting hatred for Christ and kings.”
So if the Illuminati, symbolized by the eye in the pyramid, wanted to “overturn every altar where Christ was adored,” then why does their motif still appear above the depiction of Christ’s crucifixion in Lucerne, as well as in Christian churches throughout Europe and America?