The eventual dissolution of the Western Roman Empire which occurred @ 476 AD by most reckonings, gave rise to a NEW theory of “ iniquity” which would shape the future of not only the Jews of Europe, but of all Christendom itself.. After the third sacking of Rome in 476 AD by the Germanic barbarian hordes of Odoacer, the fortunes of the swiftly dissolving Roman Empire, which by now was reduced to anarchy, ruin and plagues, slowly began to be revived under the leadership of the conquerors themselves.. The Roman Empire, having been distributed in the west to several conquering ARIAN barbarian nations such as the Huns, Vandals, Ostrogoths and Visigoths, received a new twin directive from the East in the form of Islam and the “ New Rome”: Constantinople, which was to last after the fall of Western Rome for almost 1000 years ( until it fell to the Turks in 1453 AD) as the “ bastion” and “ protector” of the west from the encroachments of the Turks, Mongols, and other barbarian invaders.. At the fall of Constantinople to the Turkish armies in the 15th century, the Greek intellectuals and escapees from the doomed Byzantine Imperial Court, such as Gemisthos Plethon, found refuge in Italy and surrounds; but most particularly in the region of Florence, at that time under the city-state rule of the Medicis. With the fall of Constantinople to the Muslim Turks came the end of the Middle Ages, and the new era of the Renaissance was begun from the meeting of Grecian East Rome, with Latin West Rome ( the “ twin horns” of the Roman Empire/Earth), and ofcourse Islam…
Though politically at variance, Europe had by that time received and absorbed much from the Arian descendants of Mahommed in the Islamic East; particularly the revival of Greek Hermetic learning and academic scholasticism based upon the old heathen philosophers whom the Muslim wiselings such as Avicenna and Averroes had translated and carried into Spain via the Moorish conquerers during the late Dark Ages and Middle Ages.. Arianism, which was the common parent of Islam, had ruled the roost in the fallen Western Roman Empire until the advent of Emperor Charlemagne in France.
Charlemagne had introduced Arthurian Chivalry and Feudalism into his conquered realms, and most of the surrounding nations followed suit… A few hundred years afterwards, the power of the False Prophet in Rome, the Papacy, was spread abroad to the Holy Land itself during the Crusades.
The Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. 1099-1187
(History of the Christian Church by Philip Schaff. Volume 5: Chapter 7)
“…..Eight days after the capture of the Holy City a permanent government was established, known as the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem. Godfrey was elected king, but declined the title of royalty, unwilling to wear a crown of gold where the Saviour had worn a crown of thorns. He adopted the title Baron and Defender of the Holy Sepulchre. The kingdom from its birth was in need of help, and less than a year after the capture of the city the patriarch Dagobert made an appeal to the “rich” German nation for reënforcements. It had a perturbed existence of less than a century, and in that time witnessed a succession of nine sovereigns.
Godfrey extended his realm, but survived the capture of Jerusalem only a year, dying July 18, 1100. He was honored and lamented as the most disinterested and devout among the chieftains of the First Crusade. His body was laid away in the church of the Holy Sepulchre, where his reputed sword and spurs are still shown. On his tomb was the inscription: “Here lies Godfrey of Bouillon, who conquered all this territory for the Christian religion. May his soul be at rest with Christ.”
With the Latin kingdom was established the Latin patriarchate of Jerusalem. The election of Arnulf, chaplain to Robert of Normandy, was declared irregular, and Dagobert, or Daimbert, archbishop of Pisa, was elected in his place Christmas Day, 1099. Latin sees were erected throughout the land and also a Latin patriarchate of Antioch. Dagobert secured large concessions from Godfrey, including the acknowledgment of his kingdom as a fief of the patriarch. After the fall of Jerusalem, in 1187, the patriarchs lived in Acre…..”
Amidst their knightly temporal victories in the East, the Teutonic, Templar, and Hospitaller Knightly orders themselves were overcome by the seductions of Islamic Ismaili/Druze Theosophical influences to such a degree that they not only intermarried with the Ismaili/ Druze population of the East, but also embraced their secret GNOSIS and rites of initiation, and carried them back home to the West with them, shortly after their demise at the hands of Suleyman the Magnificent.
“….The Christian occupation of Palestine did not bring with it a reign of peace. The kingdom was torn by the bitter intrigues of barons and ecclesiastics, while it was being constantly threatened from without. The inner strife was the chief source of weakness. The illegitimate offspring of the Crusaders by Moslem women, called pullani, were a degenerate race, marked by avarice, faithlessness, and debauchery. The monks settled down in swarms over the country, and the Franciscans became the guardians of the holy places…..” ( History of the Christian Church by Philip Schaff. Volume 5: Chapter 7)
The Druzes, who are descended from the remnants of the Jewish tribe of Dan that had intermarried with the Phoenician nation, particularly Tyre, to this day in their underground crypts and secret chambers, hold in their possession the “ golden calf of Dan”, and further the teachings of Cerinthus and the Gnostics..
THE DRUZE CULT OF THE GOLDEN CALF
The Fact:—Persistent local rumor continues to associate “calf worship” with the Druze religion,…….. That there is jealously guarded and hidden from the uninitiate eye, in one of their leading places of seclusion (khalwah), of which there are about forty in the Lebanon, some gold figure of a calf or bull inside of a silver box has been almost ascertained beyond doubt. A high Druze sheikh has practically admitted in a recent interview the existence of such a box. Paul Casanova reports in the Revue archéologique the discovery of a baked clay figure of a ram or sheep with the name of al-Ḥakīm inscribed on it. Passages in the tracts of Ḥamzah and Bahā’-al-Dīn referring in a derogatory manner to the “calf” and the “worshipers of the calf” are not lacking, but one passage in the epistle entitled al-Asrār (Secrets or Mysteries) has clear and unmistakable reference to “the box in which is the figure of the incarnation of our Lord.” …..If and when the calf cult is proved in the case of the Druze religion, some connection will then be sought with earlier cognate Israelitish and Egyptian cults. ( Main Sources: W. B. Seabrook, “The Golden Calf of the Druzes,” Asia (New York), March, 1926. See also Revue de l’Orient, X, 238.)….
Madam Blavatsky, the foundress of the modern “ Theosophical Society” ( A branch of the Rosicrucian Order and Movement) claims to have been initiated into the Druze religion…
Mme. Blavatsky wrote, in 1878:
“…..I belong to the secret sect of the Druzes of the Mount Lebanon and passed a long life [time?] among dervishes, Persian mullahs, and mystics of all sort. — Theos., LII, 628, Aug. 1931….”
Christian Rosencreutz, the founder of Rosicrucianism in Germany during the 14th century, was also initiated into Druze Ismailism at Damcar in Yemen ( where also exists a large community claiming descent from the tribe of Dan, according to the travel journals of Reverend Joseph Wolff)…Robert Fludd, Francis Bacon, Jakob Boehme, and somewhat earlier Paracelsus ( the founder of modern medicine) were famous early leaders of Rosicrucianism in England and Germany. ( see Frances Yates’ works on the “ Rosicrucian Enlightenment” of the early 17th century). The Hermetic tradition in Islam was inherited by the Druze Ismaili sect, from which influence modern Western Freemasonry takes its rise, via the various medieval orders of Crusader Knights. Freemasonry worships Hiram Abiff, the “ builder of the Temple of Solomon” ( as recorded in Scripture); who is none other than Hermes Trismegistus. ( Please refer to the Rosicrucian William Wynn Wescott in his “ History of Rosicrucianism” for confirmation of this correlation between Hiram Abiff ( who was of the tribe of Dan in the region of Naphtali), and the famous Hermes Trismegistus).
HERMETIC AND ROSICRUCIAN ORDERS
“…..Yet another element in the occult revival, one still influential today, was the emergence of many Hermetic and Rosicrucian orders—some secret, some not. Hermeticism refers to a religious worldview that emphasizes the interrelationship between God, humanity, and the cosmos. Everything enjoys a fundamental unity because it derives from God. The Hermetic literature of antiquity and of the Middle Ages and Renaissance is based around the fictional Hermes Trismegistus. In reality, the Hermetic corpus consisted of texts written by Neo-Platonists and Greek Gnostics of the second and third centuries c.e. that were believed during the Renaissance to have been written by a real person, Hermes Trismegistus, who was an ancient Egyptian sage. He can be seen as a human composite figure possessing characteristics of the Egyptian god Thoth and the Greek god Hermes. In the late Greco-Roman period, he was styled as an Egyptian sage with vast knowledge of the interconnected material and spiritual world. The Hermetic literature emerging from antiquity through the Middle Ages articulates a vast knowledge of astrology, medicine, alchemy, divination, and natural magic. Rosicrucianism dates to the early seventeenth century, and in many ways, it derived from renaissance Hermetic ideas. Between 1614 and 1620, texts began to appear in Germany telling of a fifteenth-century German nobleman who had traveled east, to Damascus and then to Damcar [Dhamar] in present-day Yemen, to learn occult wisdom. The traveler, Christian Rosenkreuz (purportedly 1378–1484), or Rosycross, stayed with a group of wise men who taught him occult secrets, mathematics, and science. (They also improved his Arabic.) Rosycross then returned to Germany and established a “Fraternity of the Rosie Cross” of four persons, each of whom was initiated into the magical secrets Rosycross brought back with him. The initiates were to cure the sick and to pass on their magical knowledge to chosen successors. They were to remain undistinguished from normal society in dress and reputation and would only know each other by the letters R.C. The fraternity was to remain completely secret for one hundred years. The pamphlets narrate the finding of the Tomb of Christian Rosycross in a secret Vault of Seven Sides discovered in the fraternity’s headquarters. The vault contained the uncorrupted body of Rosycross as well as magical lamps, mirrors, books, and details of a vast knowledge of the universe—all dedicated to the glory of God..…” ( “Modern Alchemy..” by Mark Morrisson).
In 2Chronicles 2: 11-14 ( KJV 1611), Scripture relates the identity of “Huram my fathers” ( Abiff); the “ son of a woman of the daughters of DAN. The fame of this Huram; the founder of HERMETICISM ( who later became an apostate) spread throughout the known world, especially to Egypt ( where he was known as Thoth) and Greece ( where he was worshipped as “Thrice-Great Hermes”); and especially to the Germanic/Scandinavian countries, where he became known as Odin, or Wodan. Adolph Hitler resuscitated the public worship of Wodan/Hermes, during his reign in Germany. The Latins knew him as Mercurius Trismegistus….
”…Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which hee sent to Solomon: Because the Lord hath loued his people, hee hath made thee King ouer them. 12 Huram said moreouer, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel that made heauen and earth, who hath giuen to Dauid the King a wise sonne, indued with prudence and vnderstanding, that might build an house for the Lord, and an house for his kingdome.( Gen 1:2; Exod 20:11; Ps 33:6; Ps 96:5; Ps 102:25; Ps 124:8; Ps 136:5-6; Acts 4:24; Acts 14:15; Rev 10:6); 13 And now I haue sent a cunning man (indued with vnderstanding) of Huram my fathers: The sonne of a woman of the daughters of Dan, and his father was a man of Tyre, skilfull to worke in golde and in siluer, in brasse, in yron, in stone and in timber, in purple, in blew, and in fine linen, and in crimson: also to graue any maner of grauing, and to find out euery deuice which shall be put to him, with thy cunning men, and with the cunning men of my lord Dauid thy father….”