We live in a time like never before. I think it surpasses the days of Jesus Christ, the One and Only Son of GOD! If that’s possible. You see it’s everywhere, it’s in your children’s cartoons (Mickey Mouse-the Wizard); it’s in your movies at the theater (Harry Potter); it’s in the programs you watch on Television (Bewitched); it’s EVERYWHERE! It’s in the school system teaching your kids! It’s in the workplace! Believe me, it’s everywhere.
WIZARDOLOGY FOR ALL ASPIRING WIZARDS
Witchcraft goes by many names! OH, YES! It does. Spell it anyway you want but it’s still the same end result. Contact with demons. Spell and enchantments which are performed by demons.
What is Dragonology? Look it up! In one description it actually says it’s a series of several books of NONFICTION, published by Candlestick (appropriately named) Press. It tells you that you can befriend a dragon! Learn their language and the author is Dr. Earnest Drake who ascribes to be a member of the SECRECT and ANCIENT SOCIETY OF DRAGONOLOGISTS (S.A.S.D.)
In this site it begins with an interestingly ‘interactive’ stooge. But, what I find rather odd are the images in the background and if you’ve been at this awhile like I have then certain images should really stand out to you.
2. Egyptian King
3. As Above, So Below- (3) pyramid lights by the vase, among others.
4. Key (to illumination)
6. Chess Piece
7. Hidden ‘Green’ Dragon
8. Time Hourglass
9. Triangle within Triangle
BUT WAIT….scan your mouse over and it reveals other scenes (hidden)
15. Lion/Unicorn = Royalty! (British)
And so on and so on…
Do you know what a dragon is? Some say a reptile, while others say different. I tell you it’s neither.
Dr. “Dragon” seems to have had his first job with Templar Publishing! Amazing how the pieces of a puzzle fit together so well. He wrote the Dragonology books but also a book called “How To Be A Knight”.
One question posed to aspiring Wizards is, “Have you memorized the spell for summoning a unicorn familiar? Familiar?? Really? This is a spirit!
Originating in 1898, the secret society of which is published is of senior men at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
Why is it that most secret societies involve a SERPENT or DRAGON?
Serpent Mound….heard of it? Well, believe it or not America has it’s foundations in secret societies. And there are many serpent mounds around America, of course, the most famous being that of the “Serpent Mound” in Ohio, Adams County. According to some this mound is connected to Stonehenge. This intriguing mound is related to Stonehenge, and it is the “Dragon Guardian” of the East, to Stonehenge’s Secret of the West. You may not realize it but Stonehenge is directly north of the infamous serpent temple, Avebury.
The Order of the Dragon was one of a number of forgotten chivalric brotherhoods that arose in Central and Eastern Europe in the Late Middle Ages. Founded in the late 14th Century by the Holy Roman Emperor Sigismund I, the Order has earned itself a place as a sinister footnote in the blood and iron history of the conflict between East and West. Modeled in part on the orders of military monks founded during the Crusades – such as the notorious Knights Templar (1120-1312) – later fraternities, like the Order of the Dragon, had a more overtly political than religious agenda.
The public face of the Draconists (as members were known) was of a chivalrous society dedicated to defending Christianity from the infidel, while defending the innocent, and promoting fraternal loyalty between members. But – just as with the controversial Templars – there was another shadowy side to this elite Order. Indeed, many regard it as more of a secret society than a benevolent brotherhood of pious knights – a cabal dedicated to dark conspiracy rather than holy crusade.
For one thing, it was a highly exclusive club, whereby only royalty and the most distinguished nobles were welcome among the ranks of its inner circle, which consisted of around 24 Draconists. For another, the Order was deeply involved in the tempestuous political arena on the Eastern borders of Christian Europe. It was rumored members were just as interested in plotting against rival Christian princes as they were in combating the threat of invasion from the Islamic East. Certainly, the curious rituals and customs of the Order of the Dragon suggest the exotic ceremonies of a secret society of some kind.
A complex system of colored robes and secret insignia was instituted for members. For example, some circumstances called for a green robe (symbolizing the dragon – their fearless mascot), to be worn over a red robe (symbolizing the blood of Christian martyrs). While costumes and rites varied according to custom and the calendar, the Draconist symbol remained constant. A medallion that hung from a collar, it featured a dragon holding a double-armed crucifix, the cross emblazoned with the mottoes ‘Oh how merciful is God’ and ‘Just and Faithful’ in Latin. This medallion was to be carried by Draconists at all times, a symbol of their eternal membership and loyalty to the Order, and was buried with the member at death.
Though by no means the most distinguished, a mere local prince among kings and emperors, one Draconist was to earn the Order an ominous place in history and folklore. That Draconist was Vlad II, Voivode (a local term meaning ‘warlord’) of the province of Wallachia. His lands lay at the border between the Catholic kingdoms to the west and Turkish Empire to the east, forming a gateway for either side should they wish to invade. To survive as a ruler on this blood-soaked boundary required not only military flair, but great cunning and well-honed diplomatic skills. By accepting membership of the Order of the Dragon in 1431, Vlad was not only accepting a great honor, but binding himself to the Christian side.
His membership of the esteemed Order did not go unnoticed at home in Wallachia. Vlad made sure it didn’t by putting the Order’s symbol of a dragon on his armor and the local currency. It earned him the nickname ‘Dracul’, meaning dragon in Romanian. According to contemporaries, Vlad earned the title, being ‘a righteous and unconquerable man, the mightiest and bravest in battle, since with only a few men at his disposal and due solely to his own heart and wisdom, he waged a long war with the Turks’.
But matters in the treacherous border territories were seldom straightforward, and Vlad was forced to change sides on several occasions, placating first the Catholics and then the Turks in order to survive. Finally, in 1442, the Turkish Sultan seized his two youngest sons, Vlad and Mircea as hostages, to ensure the elder Vlad’s co-operation. Five years later valiant Vlad Dracul died in battle, almost certainly the victim of one last betrayal by his Christian ‘allies’. His son and namesake Vlad, bitter and vengeful both against his Turkish ‘hosts’ and those that had betrayed his father at home, finally escaped incarceration and began his own violent progress to the throne, becoming Voivode of Wallachia in 1448 and, in the process, establishing a reputation as both a brutal tyrant and war hero.
His favorite form of punishment involved impaling the victim upon a long sharpened pole. It was a very painful death, one which Vlad III resorted to frequently, creating forests from the impaled bodies of those he thought had betrayed him, might betray him, or just were not sufficiently respectful. Thus Vlad became known as ‘Tepes’ (pronounced ‘tsepesh’) meaning ‘impaler’. His other nickname referred to his ancestry, and established the Voivode a place in international folklore. While never a Draconist himself, many remembered his father’s distinctive insignia, and dubbed Vlad III ‘little dragon’ or ‘son of the dragon’ – in Romanian, ‘Dracula’. Though notoriously cruel, most Wallachians admired the Voivode’s bold campaigns against the Turkish invaders and savage, but uncompromising, attitude to law and order at home. For them, ‘Dracula’ was a title they conferred upon the ruler as an honor.
But not everybody saw it that way. Some of those persecuted by the Impaler in Wallachia and neighboring kingdoms – most notably German monks – headed back west with tales of Vlad III’s excesses. They exploited the double meaning of ‘Dracul’ – it could mean both ‘dragon’ or ‘devil’ in Romanian. While still a hero in his homelands to this day, to many shocked Western Europeans who heard rumors or read fifteenth century pamphlets about this bloodthirsty warlord, Dracula came to mean ‘Son of the Devil’. Four centuries later an Irish author came across one of these pamphlets in the British Museum while researching a horror novel. The author, Bram Stoker, liked the name and gave it to the undead villain of his 1897 masterpiece. That novel was, of course, Dracula.
The bloodline that has led a medieval secret society to inspire the name of the modern world’s most popular fictional villain is a crooked and obscure one. The distinctive dragon insignia of the Order of the Dragon still manifests in modern culture in various mutilated forms. For example, the British Satanic metal band Cradle of Filth adopted a customized version of the Draconist seal as their own unofficial logo. Ironically, like most of those invoking Vlad Dracul and his notorious son Dracula, the band’s stance is different, or even the direct opposite, of that of the original Order of the Dragon. Draconists were bound by oath to crusade against heretics, heathens and other enemies of the Church – like, one is tempted to observe, Cradle of Filth.
Also, recently Prince Charles came forward and admitted his ancestry to Vlad. Crazy, right? Well, it’s true.
Members of the order, known as “Draconists”, are referred to in the statutes as barons (barones, occasionally socii).
The 1497 “Four Witches”
This Dürer print is currently titled the Four Witches. The animal in the lower left of this print has been interpreted as a devil and thus scholars believe the four naked women are witches. However, when this print was made in 1497, witches in medieval art and printing were not portrayed naked. Since symbolism in medieval art (called iconography) had to be instantly recognizable by the buying customers, it would be nonsensical to believe that these are witches, for no one in the society would interpret them as such. It wasn’t until late in the Renaissance that naked witches appeared in art or prints. Actually, one of Dürer’s famous apprentices, Hans Baldung Grien, was one of the first artists who illustrated naked witches.
So if these women are not witches, who are they? And why are they associated with a dragon? Could they be connected with the Hungarian Order of the Dragon?
Yes. The clues that tell us this is are the letters on the ball suspended over their head and the veil on the woman on the left. There is a relationship of these women to each other, to Dürer, to Hungary, and to a dragon.
Let’s look at another at another image:
The figures are Dürer’s Hungarian relatives, his uncle Ladislas (Larwence), his aunt Katherine and his cousin, their son, Niklas, who apprenticed as goldsmith along with Albrecht under the tutelage of Albrecht the Elder.
The animal flying in the air putting a bellows into the man’s ear has also been identified as a devil. But once again it does not have horns and therefore it’s a dragon. Recognizing this animal as a dragon is a further clue to decoding the true meaning of this print. In Hungary, the Dürer family would have been members of the Order of the Dragon and Dürer tells us that they were members often in other prints.
The print erroneously called The Temptation of the Idler.
However, the Patricians, who came from non-noble ancestry, had great enmity towards nobility. To be economically successful, the Dürers would have had to suppress the knowledge of their linkage to this knight order. Yet, Albrecht would not let this connection be forgotten. This membership in the order apparently was of great importance to him which is probably why he keeps reminding us of this connection in his prints.
It goes a long way to explain why Dürer wrote in 1506 in his letter from Venice to Willibald Pirkheimer “Oh, how I shall freeze after this sunshine! Here I am a gentlemen, at home only a cockroach.” (Heaton, The Life of Albrecht Dürer of Nürnberg, 98.)
Ingrained in society is the constant degree of magic, the hint of witchcraft. Why? Because the people who’ve been in control of the world for hundreds, even thousands of years love witchcraft and they want each generation to love it as well.
GOD tells us this is sin!