by Bill White
[This is a draft of the introduction to what will probably become Bill White's major work, if he is allowed to finish it and is not murdered in prison by the dictatorship. This is a second draft, but in view of his pending disappearance from Roanoke for an unspecified time and destination, I figure I'd better run this while there's still some chance he may get to see some part of the book published. - HAC]
In 1900 B.C. the Tale of the Shipwrecked Sailor was
committed to papyrus. In it a sailor shipwrecked in he Red Sea meets a
serpent—blue-eyed, yellow-amber-skinned and bearded—who tells the sailor of the
destruction of a race of serpents on their island home by “fire from the sky”.
There are older tales of
serpents. The Oyramind Texts, carved into the walls of the tombs of the Old
Kingdom Pharaohs, tell of Apep, the monstrous serpent of the Underworld, who
each night attempts to prevent the sun from rising. Joseph Campbell, in his Masks of God, tells us of the Sumerian
serpent Nin-Ghizzida, guarding the Tree of Life in the pre-Biblical Garden of
Eden. The there is the serpent in the Garden of Eden itself. Since ancient
times, at least 4500 years before this writing, the serpent has been an object
of myth and worship.
By 1600 B.C. the cult of the
serpent was finally planted on the island
of Crete and the southern portions of
Anatolia, modern Turkey.
The Middle Egyptian Tale of Sinuhe tells of Menus of Fejhu—King
Minos the Phoenician—who founded the Minoan culture on Crete.
He also focused his island kingdom’s worship on the goddess the Hittites called
Kubaba and the Greeks Cybele.
The Mycenaean Greeks—the
first wave of Greek Indo-Europeans, with their mushroom-like mykos hats—thought
that they had exterminated this cult around 1400 B.C. But it had only been
submerged to become a current in the early pagan faiths. Later Greek city
states warred against this cult, and passed laws to prevent its introduction
into their poli.
The early Jews took their god
YHWH from a variant of this faith. Rome
embraced the cult with open arms. This cult, in its different guises, survived
the fall of the Roman empire, infiltrated European
society, and eventually prospered. The old pagan priests, the notion of the
serpent bloodline, and the figure of the Great Mother Cybele, all survived by
entering the Catholic church, particularly in Byzantium and Merovingian France.
During the Dark Ages, they combined with occult Judaism to gain power and
launch the first experiments in democracy, Communism, and Zionism.
These facts have led many
into conspiracy theories. David Icke’s The
World’s Biggest Secret is an example of this approach. Icke’s method is to
cobble together other conspiracy theories of varying quality around the theme
of the invasion and control of earth by space reptiles. In indulging this view
he goes beyond what the evidence shows, which is a long-perpetuated cult for
which the anti-human symbol of the serpent or reptile is a key motif. Icke
makes the facts easy to dismiss—even a recent best-selling e-book, The Lizard King, satirizes that Barack
Obama is a “flesh-eating reptile from space.”
Among Icke’s sources are the
works of Henry Lincoln, John Leigh, and Michael Baigent, the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, The Temple and the Lodge, and other
studies of the occult. Lincoln and company are best known for setting off Dan
Brown’s Da Vinci Code madness, and they have woven their theories around a
theme of dubious legitimacy, the existence of an occult order they call the
Priory of Sion.
The Priory of Sion and the
so-called Sion documents are fabrications, and serve to obscure the real origins
of the occult stream in ancient paganism, particularly as that paganism was integrated
into the Jewish religion by Hebrew rabbis. Yet there is substance to the work
of Lincoln, Leigh, and Baigent. Many of their sources other than the Priory
documents are legitimate historical works, works cited in places like the New Cambridge Medieval History which is
used as a baseline standard in historical reference in this book.
A standard reading of Dark
Ages sources—writers like Bede and his History
of the People and Church or England,
Gregory of Tours and his History of the
Franks, Fredegar's Chronicle, the
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, and the
like—indicates as we shall see that the Merovingian blood line did survive into
the Middle Ages, and further, survived as Masonic myth predicted it did—in Saxon
England, the kings of Scotland and after the 11th-century much of
Europe’s nobility. From sources like Procopius’s Anecdotes we find other serpent bloodlines as well, such as that of
the Byzantine Emperor Justinian. One might say that Holy Blood, Holy Grail is
the work of three Juwes—Jubela, Jubelo, and Jubelum—the “Three Unworthy
Craftsmen” of Masonic myth. Many of the pieces of the puzzle are there, but
without the key to their assembly.
The historian Michael Hoffman
calls this the games of Cryptocracy, where hints of conspiracy are released to
be read by the initiated. The Revelation
of the Method, and his perspective on Catholicism and the occult, is
invaluable in interpreting this period. Few more powerful critical scholars of
Judaism are active in the modern world and Hoffman’s views on post-Renaissance occultism, carried in his Revisionist History newsletter and many
books are helpful in tracing the same currents in the early Church. Hoffman’s
weakness is his pro-Ficino material, though as of issue #70, he has begun to
correct this. Catholic neo-Platonism was not an exclusively 15th-century
A source, which Lincoln,
Leigh, and Baigent drew heavily from, which is an excellent guide to the other
side of Great Mother occultism, the Apollonian faith, is the writing of
National Socialist linguist and archaeologist Otto Rahn, the model for Indiana
Jones. Inner Traditions has made his Crusade
Against The Grail and The Court of
Lucifer available to an English language audience, just as they have made
the great occultist Julius Evola available in the United States as well.
Rahn and a little book on
pagan Berber culture called Muslim
Colonies In Southern France, solve the mystery of how the migration of a
Jewish Nesi to Southern France and Catalonia
in the 7th-century AD reactivated an ancient paganism, giving us
both the Kabbala and the Crusades. Another crucial work on this subject is
Zuckerman’s A Jewish Principality in
Southern France, which in turn gives an understanding of the importance of
the Cluniac reforms, the rise of the House of Provence, and the Bad Popes in
shaping medieval internationalism.
Sir George Frazier and his Golden Bough are still invaluable for
understanding the preservation of ancient paganism within the Catholic Church.
Though viciously attacked by some modern Christians, Frazier’s basic research
is generally correct, if his anthropological perspective is not. With Frazier,
the Church fathers, from Origen’s observations on the pagans to St. Jerome’s complaints
about the text of the Bible, help one to understand how the Catholic religion
All of these sources and many
others with the work of several individuals, allowed this exploration of the
continuance of the serpent cult into the modern world. Gwendolyn Toynton, of
Numen Books, and her Occult Traditions,
Alchemical Traditions and other
works bring together many valuable works on neo-Platonism, Solomonic magic, and
other forces key to this period. Researches from the Bill White Trial Blog and
Harold Covington’s Northwest Front gathered many genealogies and short articles
which illuminated dark corners of this work. Willis Carto’s Barnes Review and Paul Angel’s Poison
Pen Press supported my research and published my two previous books, Centuries of Revolution and Tradition of the Mother, which further illustrate this subject.
In Serpent’s Blood a new history of the bloodline phenomenon has been
written. Ancient and abhorrent, this is the Philosopher’s Stone of occultism—a
guide to understanding the decline of Europe’s
Aryan peoples, and the demonic forces behind it. The serpent cult is real, it
is still alive, and it takes its tribute from the world’s peoples in blood.
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They have once again put off Bill's sentencing on the irate e-mail beef for another two weeks, after which he could be moved out of Roanoke and sent God knows where, disappearing for weeks, or possibly just plain disappearing. That does happen, you know: sometimes Amurrica's prisoners are simply held incommunicado for years. You have possibly another three weeks to write to him and wish him bon voyage and happy landings in whatever shithole they drop him into.
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