Many people visit South Africa for the sun but in yesterday’s opening ceremony for the World Cup 2010 there was a different type of Sun worship going on . The Olympic Games and Football World Cups normally provide us with occult symbology and yesterday was no different but it did include new variations .
The actual trophy the different countries are trying to win is actually a representation of the Sun . The golden orb is not the Earth, and the winners of the trophy are able to keep the Sun for four years until a new competition is held to see who become the Sun Kings .
People assume the hosts of the World Cup are chosen after a long competition to see who should hold it but the venues are actually chosen for their spiritual energies . In this case the ceremony was held in the capital of South Africa, Johannesburg .
Johannesburg is roughly translated as The Town of John . If you research Masonic symbology you will discover that St John is the patron saint of Freemasonry and that also, there are two St Johns who they venerate.
The first St John is John the Baptist . John the Baptist is renowned as the the prophet who prophesied the coming of Jesus and also baptised Jesus . The second St John is St John the Evangelist who wrote the book of Revelations and predicts the apocalypse and mentions 666.
I could not say which John, Johannesburg was named after but it makes sense to hold the World Cup at a city named after a venerated figure in Freemasonry .
The ceremony itself had occult symbology and the main symbol that jumped out at me was the Scarab beetle depicted . The Beetle is an ancient Egyptian symbol of longevity and it is normally combined with a representation of the Sun – in this case a football . It has been claimed the Beatles took their name due to its esoteric connections . I’m sure many people were confused when they saw the giant beetle but this is the reason for its inclusion . The Scarab is also used in Masonic rituals .
The next interesting symbol was the Cabalash, which the design for the stadium was taken . Even though this is widely used in African society, it also has an occult meaning . In western terminology, the Cabalash would be described as a cauldron and is famous for its use for Witches brews as for example in Macbeth and the Three Witches . It also refers to Goddess worship as the cauldron is representative of the Womb . In Pagan terms it represents the Cauldron of Death and Rebirth .
The dancers then got into the action and managed to arrange themselves into interesting shapes . I think most people know of the pentagram but a symbol I have seen more and more is the X . To be honest I am not sure of its exact meaning but I wasn’t surprised when it was included .
An actual Sun was very kindly added to the ceremony for the dancers to perform on, as well .
It wasn’t only in South Africa, where the esoteric influence was felt . A giant screen was placed in Trafalgar Square, London for the public to go and see the spectacle . At the centre of Trafalgar Square is Nelson’s column where a statue of Horatio Nelson is placed atop the column . It is assumed that this figure is just an war hero but it is actually a reference to the Sea Captain a major figure in Masonic lore . In the story of Hiram Abiff, the Sea Captain refuses escape for the Three Ruffians who murdered Hiram Abiff . In my view the Sea Captain refers to God .
These big sporting ceremonies have become more and more esoteric but I don’t think we have seen anything yet . The 2012 London Olympics promise to be the most occult yet and the opening ceremony should be a feast of symbology and Masonic ritual .
To read another post about Sun worship at the World Cup click Solar Eclipse at World Cup Final .