Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Alchemy of 9/11

In the last post (called Factoring Norah) I encountered a code linking Norah Jones' video Chasing Pirates to alchemical practices and 9/11. This presented the interesting idea that events on 9/11 may have been alchemically motivated. Writer's Note; the 19th Century Dutch author Joris K. Huysmans, who penned La Bas, reveals that, due to the fringe nature of their science, alchemists were often excluded by the Roman Catholic Church, drawing them deeper into a mire of Satanic and occult rituals viz-a-viz; Gilles de Rais.

Alchemy has three main processes, each defined by a different colour phase;
  • Black; Gestation, or Sol Niger, where the material is consumed.
  • White; where the material is transformed.
  • Red; the finished product.
The black and the white phases of the alchemical reaction are traditionally associated with the symbol of the serpent. The black phase, of the black serpent/toad, is replaced by the white phase of the Winged Serpent. As we can see, this process occurred on 9/11/2001.

1.) The black billowing smoke from the towers, contorts like a giant snaking leviathan over the City.

2.) The white clouds of dust that accompanied the collapse of the WTC towers.

But where is the flying serpent?

Good question. A number of years ago, a photograph surfaced on the Internet that showed what looked like a dragon flying over the streets of Manhattan.
It is said to have been taken by a NYC cop on the morning of Sept. 11th 2001. The police officer said he was photographing random streets, and did not notice anything 'unusual' until he reviewed the pictures at home. Unfortunately, the picture can no longer be found on the internet. All that remains is this abandoned thread on ATS.

Unlike our friends on Above Top Secret, it does not matter to me whether the image is real or not. What matters is that it exists (or existed); and in so doing connects the white smoke of the WTC to the Winged Serpent of alchemical animal symbolism.

Finally, we have the spiritualization of an earthly material; the very goal of the alchemist. The alchemist seeks to change his material body into a body of light, this is the exactly what we see here. The massive steel frames of the WTC are transformed into twin Pillars of Light.

The Alchemical processes on 9/11 seem to have skipped the red phase and focused primarily on the black and white phases. This reduction is emblematic of the black and white squares on the Masonic Tracing board, which is strongly connected to the idea of time travel, denoting, as it is does, the interrelationship between space, time, light and dark.

The 3 Pillars of Masonry are related to Alchemy and Kabbalah, and are thought to represent WTC 1, 2 and 7. Note that the two pillars to the left and right of the picture are accompanied by drawings of the Sun and the Moon.

The Abyssal Planes

To understand alchemy, it is said you must have a knowledge of the Kabbalah.

The Tree of Life is an important symbol in the Kabbalah, as it links many internal concepts together. Futhermore, the Tree of Life can be broken down into three lateral parts, or Pillars of Truth. These are the Active Pillar, the Passive Pillar and the Pillar of Light.

Whatever happens to the Active Pillar must occur to the Passive one, in order for God to be 'satisfied.' As we know, both towers suffered the same fate on 9/11. But WTC 7 suffered a somewhat different fate -  it collapsed without being struck by a plane.

While the Tree of Life can be broken down laterally, it can also be subdivided longitudinally. Then this is done a clear relationship between its form and WTC 1 & 2 can be found; see diagram below.

The 10 sephiroth (or Spheres) are linked in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life; and are part of a modular inter-dimensional hierarchy; they are also thought to be representative of the Chakras and Root-Races.

We can see from this image that the area where the planes went into was called the Abyss; or the Mystery (a very appropriate name under the circumstances). The Abyss is a dimension that lies at the very edge of creation. It is populated by the imbalanced, and those who are not fit to exist. As such, it is a demonic realm, not too dissimilar to the Christian concept of Hell. Famed occultist and magician Aleister Crowley claimed to have traversed this realm, in one of his astral/out-of-body adventures.
Paul Laffoley, a New York based multi-media artist, worked on the plans
for WTC South Tower, for a period of 18 months. Laffoley's artwork is concerned with dimensionality, time-travel and utopia. He routinely refers to modular (or nested) dimensional hierarchies in his paintings, as they are advanced within the Kabbalah.
But how do we know, for sure, that Kabbalism is connected to the World Trade Centre?

Well, according to Paul Laffoley, it isn't.
When Freeman asks if the architect of the WTC, Minoru Yamasaki, was influenced by Kabbalism, Laffoley flatly denies it. It is Laffoley's opinion that Yamasaki is a linear capitalist, and therefore incapable of esoteric thought or action. We will see why this cannot be so later on.

According to Laffoley, his work is an attempt at opening up 'dimensional portals' or doorways. These doorways are described as 'singularities' and represent the crossover from one dimensional plane to the next. It is interesting that a man, so involved with traveling to other dimensions, should wind up working on the World Trade Centre; seeing as it acts as a set to ground doorway.* Crackling noise, like the kind that inexplicably accompanied the collapse of the WTC towers, is proven to be an inter-dimensional wave pattern capable of permeating lower dimensions. Lafolley's painting ominously entitled Dimensionality; The Manifestation of Fate, and which contains numerous references to the Cabbala, was officially dated as having been painted in 1995. However, I have seen a version of the same painting from a retrospective he did of his work from way back in the 1960's. This was around the same period that he did the work for Yamasaki's architectural firm, and interestingly it contains the exact dimensions of WTC2 encoded into it;s geometry. See diagrams. I can't help get the feeling that Laffoley was employed on the project because of his interest in dimensionality, time-travel and philosophical utopias.

Dimensionality: The Manifestation of Fate by Paul Laffoley, mixed media, 1995. Left; Laffoley's painting over-layed with elevator system of WTC 2 , and right, the original image.

 In the picture above, I have superimposed the elevator scheme of the WTC 2 with Lafolley's diagram of the 0 - 8 dimensional hierarchy. The fact that Laffoley only lists 8 real dimensions is intriguing, as it invokes the E8 Lie Group with its 8 real space vector dimensions. When the real space vectors are summed with the other vertices, in the E8 polyhedron, we get a value of 248. Remarkably this is the number of the apartment that Norah Jones' is meant to be living in, when she receives the message in the bottle, in the video for Chasing Pirates.
  • Norah finds a map in a bottle outside her apartment door; Apartment 248. Note; this information is not included in the official video, but is only revealed in the Making of Chasing Pirates.
  • The map leads to the Holy Grail, as per the map in Pirates of the Caribbean 4; (See previous post; Factoring Norah).
  • The E8 Lie Group is considered to be the Holy Grail of physics; the Theory of Everything.
  • If you were to write out all of the statistical data on E8, in standard type face on A4 paper, it would cover an area of Manhattan Island. This data is a map of all 248 subatomic particles.
  • The map Norah finds outside her apartment is a map of Manhattan Island.
These subtle and almost poetic connections extend from the minute to the immense without distortion, this is the true archetype of dimensionality; a world hidden in our own; permeating it unseen, and yet felt - the free-scale dimension of the Tree of Life. The E8 Lie Group is indistinguishable from ideas about dimensionality, time-travel and utopia. It is therefore no surprise that Lafolley deals with similar forms and concepts, as E8, in his work.

Black Sun Microsystems
At the beginning of the interview clip, Laffoley explains how he wanted to build 17 bridges between the two towers, to facilitate evacuations during times of emergency. It is interesting to note that the number 17 is traditionally used as a number to denote conspiracy in the symbology of cinema. I cannot think of a conspiracy of a more cinematic nature than that of 9/11. When Yamasaki hears about Laffoley's proposal he fires him; he doesn't admonish him or consult with him, he just fires him. According to Laffoley, Yamasaki wanted two freestanding towers that would visually vibrate. (See; The Tuning Fork Hypothesis Revised).

It is clear from this conversation that Laffoley was keen to append sacred systems and numerology to the structure, even if Yamasaki was not. If you have read either 9/11 Videodrome or The Power of the Gods, you will know that the conspiratorial number 17 has a very important significance to the events of 9/11. Did the satanic alchemists involved in the destruction of the twin towers decide to incorporate Lafolley's numerology after all, or was it merely coincidental?

There was a 17 minute delay between the first plane striking the North Tower and the second plane striking the South one. As we know, the WTC towers are mirror images of each other; i.e. whatever happens to one must happen to the other, in real time. The delay in reflection is engineered to suit the time it takes light to travel from the Sun to the Earth, and back again, around the time of the Autumnal Equinox, on September 11th.

Time it takes Sunlight to reach Earth Throughout the year
  • Winter Solstice: Dec 21-22; 9 minutes
  • Vernal Equinox: March 20-21; 8.5 minutes
  • Summer Solstice: June 21st; 8 minutes
  • Autumnal Equinox: Sept. 22-23; 8.5 minutes

When the first Tower exploded in a ball of flames, a timer started running. This timer was comprised of a single ray of light, of constant speed. This light beam bounced off the South Tower and headed back out into space again, in the direction of the Sun. By the time it reached its destination, the second plane struck the towers in a ball of flames. Two towers, two explosions, two Suns.

The alchemists believed that there were two suns in the heavens: a hidden one of pure "philosophical gold," and an apparent one of profane "material gold." The "dark, consuming fire" of the material sun leads to its being called the "Dark" or "Black Sun." The Sol Niger is also the name of the first process, or blackening of material, in alchemy.
1; The original Sun Microsystems logo. 2; I have altered elements of logo
to highlight the distinct swastika element of the design.
This becomes even more interesting when we consider that Sun Microsystems had offices on the 25 and 26 floors of WTC 2 - an area associated with Identity on our Kabbalistic model. The logo for Sun Microsystems is a carefully disguised swastika, very similar to the one used in Nazi symboplism.
The Black Sun. or Schwarze Sonne of Nazi mysticism.
 Could Andy Bechtolsheim, founder of Sun Microsystems, be a Nazi sleeper agent? He certainly has the right genetic background, being blond and a German national. His sandal clad feet give the impression that he is perhaps, somewhat pagan in his religious leanings. But, to my mind, he appears genuinely benign; and for this reason alone, I don't see him being a party to mass murder.

Having said that none of the Sun Microsystems employees that worked inside the WTC died on the morning of September 11th. In fact, according to this e-mail, only one member of staff showed up for work that day. This is unusual for such a busy retail company; certainly. But it cannot be considered evidence for any prior knowledge on the part of the workers, merely a collective and unusually heightened sense of precognition; or fortune telling. 

On January 27 2010, Sun Microsystems was acquired by the Oracle Corporation for US$ 7.4 billion. The company is now called Sun Oracle; As in the oracle of the Sun God Apollo, at Delphi. This merger marks the transition of the Sol Niger into the Golden Sun of the alchemists.

2010, by all accounts should be an interesting year in terms of Alchemical Solar Rituals (ASR), like the one we have been discussing. Evidence for this might come from the works of famed SF writer Arthur C. Clarke, who is well known for his predictions. Could his past writings contain information about future events? His book 2001; A Space Odyssey certainly appears to predict something major, of social import, occurring in the eponymous year. In an excerpt from his novel Rendezvous with Rama, Clarke hits upon the exact date;
At 9:46 GMT on the morning of September 11 in the exceptionally beautiful summer of 2077, most of the inhabitants of Europe saw a dazzling fireball appear in the eastern sky. Within seconds it was brighter than the Sun, and as it moved across the heavens––at first in utter silence––it left behind it a churning column of dust and smoke.
Astonishingly, Clarke was not merely correct about the date of cataclysm, but the atmospheric conditions and time (to one hour exactly) as well. In his book 2010; Odyssey Two, First Contact, Clarke details mankind's first interaction with an extra-terrestrial civilization. This interaction manifests itself in the creation of a second sun in our solar system; the pure sun of philosophical gold. I believe the second stage of the ASR will continue this year, and I will even go so far as to predict another false-flag operation occurring on September 22nd 2010. Why? Because it is 9 years and 11 days after the first stage of the alchemical process began.

In light of my own researches, I believe Lafolley is incorrect to assert that Yamasaki was a narrow-minded capitalist with no occult references to his work.
1.) Architecturally speaking; Yamasaki wanted to recreate Mecca, the Islamic holy land, in downtown New York City. An unusual preoccupation for someone merely pedaling capitalist interests. And let us not forget that Alchemy was an Arabic preoccupation, going back many centuries, evident in its arabicized prefix; Al.
2.) Jake Kotze made the interesting connection between the World Trade Centre complex and the Giza Pyramid Complex, based on the positions of stars in Orion's Belt. In response to this I did my own research pertaining to the height of the WTC and its relationship to the Great Pyramid at Giza. (See Image below). 
    The Great Pyramid at Giza - without its capstone - is equal in height to the first section of the WTC (represented by the red line). The height differential expressed by the Sky Lobby and Technical Services floors is equal to the differential in the pyramid with its capstone in place (the blue line). This is more than just coincidence, and shows a clear intent to connect the WTC to a powerful occult symbol.

    The Giza pyramid was, at one point, encased in limestone; this made it glow white in the sunlight. Symbolically speaking, the White Pyramid of the Sun is the antithesis of the Black Cube, or Kaaba, at Meccah. This is because the pyramid is a hybrid of the square and the triangle, signifying the relationship between the material and spiritual worlds; where as the cube is deficient because it only relates back to its own materialism; at least that is what symbology implies.  
    • The Kaaba at Meccah represents the Black Sun of the material world. It should be noted that it contains a sacred black stone of extra-terrestrial origin; this will be referred to again in following posts.
    • "Pyramid" means fire in the middle, and, therefore, evokes the Central Fire, or the Sun that exists at the Centre of the Universe. This is related the pure White Sun of "philosopher gold," the spiritual fire of the alchemists.
    The sun has always been depicted, as being in the midst of the planets; even before the Heliocentric solar model was introduced by Copernicus. See diagram.

    Considering all of this attention to the holy sites of the Middle East; both ancient and present, I believe that there is a frank possibility Yamasaki included aspects of Kabbalism in his final plans for the WTC. Although this opinion is contrary to the testimony of Paul Laffoley, his very presence on the project, along with his willingness to put forward ideas of a mystical and numerological nature, suggests to me that not all Yamasaki's 'arrows' were as straight as Laffoley would like us to believe.

    The Solitron, a painting by Laffoley, slightly altered by myself, to include the floor plan of the WTC 2. This painting includes imagery relating to the the Black Sun,and the True Sun. The hexagram is a symbol of the unification of opposites and is therefore related to the events of 9/11.

    Left; The Sephiroth of the Kabbalasitic Tree of Life, relating to the elevator schema of the WTC 2. The seven-fold modular dimensionality. pertaining to this diagram is correct to the 55th floor. The Twin Towers had 110 floors each.

    Above; An old alchemical print depicting the Caduceus and two mounds, partially connected by an underground tunnel.

    *PKD maintained, in his 1980 book Valis, that Set to Ground Doorways could only accessed through the Kabbalah, and its related symbolism.

    If American Airlines Flight 11 was able to withstand the dimensional cross-over into the Abyss (Daath) it would likely have landed on a Black Glass Runway, patrolled by the armed guards of the deranged Mother Goddess Pistis-Sophia. If the runway, or slipway, is damaged, or has come away, then it can be related to the split in the World Soul. Other symbols that connected to this Abyss are; the lightning bolt, as seen in the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, canals and waterways, separation or divorce, and the Broken Column of Freemasonry. Unfortunately, many of these unpleasant archetypal elements made an appearance in the events of 9/11.


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    2. This is excellent and you really deserve a wider readership. Alchemy is the key to decoding the symbolism of (so-called) reality.

      The WTC site was called the Bathtub. The Mercurial bath is a well-known alchemical symbol.

    3. Thanks Eleleth for the kind words. I hope to take the blog in new directions. Some newer posts on alchemy include



    4. Great site. It Albert Pike's work "Morals and Dogma" he refers to the alchemical process throughout and especially on page 782 in regards to the "Flaming 5 pointed Star" (A burning Pentagon building perhaps?) "You should pass practically through the five points or rules of the Master, and by the use of one part to a thousand, transmute and annoble metals" and later on page 783 describing the altar of the Alchemists "The Altar of Perfumes indicates the Fire that is to be applied to Nature. The TWO TOWERS are the two furnaces, moist and dry, in which IT is to be worked. The bowl (Bathtub of the WTC) is the mould of oak that is to inclose the philosophal egg". Interesting. Chris at:

    5. Hello, I submitted this message this morning, but forgot to include my mail address. It's info[at]

      Very interesting and very well put together, but I strongly suspect that, like most 'conspiracy theories', it all hangs together on sloppy logic, unverified assertions and the attribution of significance to what are in fact simply coincidences. I don't have time to check any other facts, but one mistake is glaringly obvious: you say that "The sun has always been depicted, as being in the midst of the planets; even before the Heliocentric solar model was introduced by Copernicus. See diagram." The diagram in question shows the Ptolemaic system, which is in fact geocentric (look it up). If you look closely you'll even see buildings and trees on what's obviously the earth at the centre of the diagram, and the sun ('Solis') in the fourth orbit around it, between Venus and Mars. If this is typical of the standard of accuracy of what you're writing here, then what does that say about your theories as a whole?

      1. Thanks for the kind words. As for your point about the geocentric diagram it is true that the Sun has always been depicted in the midst of the planets. It goes; the Moon, Mercury, Venus, the SUN, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn. You see it is located in the middle with 3 planets on either side; i.e. the Earth wasn't considered a planet at this time.
        I am aware that this is not the Heliocentric model that is why I said "even before the Heliocentric model was introduced by Copernicus."

        This is actually one of the only pieces of info in this post that I am not responsible for discovering, and I skipped over it for that reason. I see now that I should have linked to the site that first made the observation, but I don't remember who said it; possibly Tsarion. Sorry if I caused confusion, but I don't think that the entire argument rests on that one point anyway, in fact it has very little to do with it.

    6. Mmmm... I think it comes down to a slightly unusual use of the words "in the midst of", but OK, I see what you mean. You're right about the entire argument not resting on that one point - far from it - but it just happened to catch my attention and made me wonder whether the accuracy on this particular point was indicative of that of the entire story.