by Ashley Cowie
REVEALED, SIR ISAAC NEWTON, THE GRAND ARCHITECT OF MODERN MATHEMATICS, PHYSICS AND OPTICS PRACTICED ANCIENT PSYCHOMAGIC TO DRIVE A DEEPLY MYSTICAL HIDDEN APOCALYPTIC AGENDA.
Albeit that last sentence is highly counter intuitive, every word is accurate. Two centuries after Newton’s death thousands of unpublished papers revealed this master of the universe was a heretical magician, who under the noses of Europe’s political and religious leaders was secretly Europe’s leading Alchemist in esoteric commune with ancient spirits. Having spent five decades exploring the macro and micro-mechanics of the universe seeking a date for Armageddon, Newton finally decoded it from the measurements and proportions of the legendary Solomon’s Temple. The greatest scientific mind that has ever lived concluded the world would end in A.D. 2060.
MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE
In July 1936 a metal chest surfaced at Sotheby’s auction house in London stuffed with a hoard of Newton’s unpublished, private, hand-written papers and lab books. Among the buyers present at the auction was economist John Maynard Keynes. He was later shocked to find over a million words written by Newton, but not on mathematical theory or astronomy, rather Newton wrote about esoteric theology and his Alchemical adventures in otherworldly realms.
The papers disclosed that although mechanistic thinking was most common at Newton’s time, his personal worldview was greatly influenced by mystical, magical, and animistic thought. He believed ethereal animal spirits flowed through the human body and that Gravitational force was an expression of God’s will and Newton’s purpose, in his mind, was to decode such mysteries of creation, to better understand the principles by which God’s universal engine functioned, thus rendering greater glory unto its creator.
Newton also believed that God made the heavens and the earth in seven days but he justified this with some smart reasoning, pointing out that the Scriptures do not specify that all seven days were of equal length. Because there was no Earth during the first two days of creation, there could not have been twenty-four-hour days, which require planetary rotation. Thus, he speculated, the length of the first two Biblical days might have been millions of years.
Newton believed: phenomena of any kind could and should be explained in terms of mechanical conceptions. Newtonian physics was used to support the deistic view that God had created the world as a perfect machine which required no further interference from Him.
Keynes said of Newton, he believed the universe was a ‘cryptogram set by The Almighty’ and that he set out to ‘read the riddle of The Godhead, the riddle of past and future events Divinely Foreordained’.
NEWTON BECAME CONVINCED THAT A DIVINE CODE HAD BEEN HIDDEN WITHIN THE PASSAGES OF THE BIBLE, WHICH IF HE COULD ONLY SOLVE, WOULD UNVEIL THE PROPHECY OF HUMANS.
As if holding communion with spirits and searching for hidden Bible codes wasn’t enough, Newton’s documented search for the legendary Philosophers Stone, reputed to transmute base metals into gold, was another great embarrassment to the scientific community at the time. The pinnacle of logic and reason was Europe’s foremost Alchemist with highly unscientific beliefs.
So what leads a man with such an extraordinarily high IQ, a hyper-developed scientific mind and a strong belief in God, enquire into and experiment with such non-scientific arts? And how did he deduce A.D. 2060 as the End of Days?
NEWTON THE ALCHEMIST
Inspired by the early philosophical works of French Alchemist Nicholas Flamel, in the 16th century a group of esoteric European intellectuals formed a deeply mystical secret society – The Ancient & Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, better known as the Rosicrucians. Like Newton, the Rosicrucians were deeply religious, avowedly Christian and anti-Catholic. Believing they could communicate with angels and spirits the Rosicrucians echoed Newton’s prophetic beliefs. They offered practitioners eternal life through the elixir vitae and claimed to be able to produce limitless amounts of time and gold from the use of The Philosophers Stone.
This highly motivated band of mystic warriors took the scientific world by storm claiming the answers to scientific problems could be obtained from the study of ancient gnostic texts and the practice of communicating with spirits and angels.
Though it is not known for sure if Isaac Newton was in fact a Rosicrucian, The Ancient & Mystical Order Rosae Crucis has always claimed Newton as a frater and during his own life, Newton was openly accused of being a Rosicrucian, as were many other members of The Royal Society.
<< This is a detail of an English alchemical scroll from the 16th century that provides a pictorial synopsis of alchemical philosophy, depicting the successive processes—through the White Stone, the Red Stone, and the Elixir Vitae—in the production of the Philosopher’s Stone. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH NEWTON OWNED 169 BOOKS ON THE TOPIC OF ALCHEMY, AND IT IS KNOWN HE HAD A LOT MORE IN HIS PERSONAL LIBRARY, WHICH AT THE TIME WAS KNOWN AS THE FINEST ALCHEMICAL LIBRARY IN THE WORLD.
He left behind an annotated English translation of The Rosicrucian Manifestos, The Fame and Confession of the Fraternity R.C., by Thomas Vaughan. He also had copies of Symbola Aurea Mensae Duodecium and Themis Aurea by the alchemist Michael Maier, both of which are significant early books about the origins of Gnosticism and the Rosicrucian movement.
Although ecclesiastical powers forbade mystical quests, the temptation proved way to tempting for Newton and not only did he dedicate over 50 years of his life to the Alchemical path, but he was the spear-head of the gnostic Alchemical movement which swept across the Royal Courts of Europe gathering the brightest minds as Adepts.
Rendering of an alchemical laboratory by 17th century Flemish artist David Teniers.
After reading the King James Bible Newton went on to read all of the original versions of the Bible that he could get his hands on. He first had to learn all the required ancient languages, symbols and glyphs to correctly interpret the ancient texts. Having downloaded several ancient languages and communication systems Newton tracked the passage and evolution of gnostic wisdom from ancient Egypt through Greece, right up to 16th century in Europe when Alchemists became the keepers of the ancient mystery traditions.
Spending so much time researching and experimenting with such deeply heretical concepts Newton formed strong anti-Catholic beliefs, evident when he wrote “The Trinity Doctrine of the Catholic Church was held together by lies and deception – a false doctrine with no basis in scripture or reason.”
Having discovered that the final phrase ‘and these three are one‘ was not present in any Greek version of the Bible, he came to the conclusion that it was a deliberate addition to provide justification for the doctrine of the Trinity. He believed the Roman Catholic Church was misguided in its interpretation of Christianity and had returned to idolatry.
NEWTON WAS SO ENRAGED BY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH’S BLATANT CORRUPTION OF THE BIBLE, THAT HE WROTE DOWN A LIST OF TWELVE REASONS WHY HE WAS AN ARIAN.
It is no wonder that upon his death Newton’s theological writings, including his Arian check list, were marked “Not fit to be printed” and stored away in the bowls of Cambridge University until John Maynard Keynes acquired them in 1942.
SIR ISAAC NEWTON AND THE DOOMSDAY TEMPLE
As Newton matured he became more heavily absorbed in esoteric thinking he distanced from his previous Cartesian mechanistic worldview and this transition made him a perfect candidate for Freemasonry. This mystical fraternal organisation was founded in the 16th century based on the structure of stonemasons lodges. Reflecting the step course of learning a man must take to become a master stonemason, Freemasonry maintains the wisdom of ancient cultures through a series of metaphorical rituals, called degrees, based on Biblical events and buildings.
Scottish Rite Freemasonry offers candidates a system of 30 degrees after that of Master Mason. Alchemical thinkers believe this represents the 33 vertibrate on the human spine, and/or the years lived by Jesus Christ.
It is suspected that Newton was initiated into Freemasonry sometime in the mid 1670s when he began rubbing shoulders with the group of Cambridge scholars who went on to create the Invisible College in 1645, the forerunner to the prestigious Royal Society which Newton was invited to join in 1671, and later became president of. The Royal Society was founded in 1660 by Scotsman Robert Moray and Elias Ashmole, a leading physicist and astrologer, and a passionate collector of alchemical texts. Other founding members who were also Freemasons with Alchemical interests included physicist Robert Boyle and architect and professor of astronomy Sir Christopher Wren.
NEWTON’S MYSTICAL THINKING WAS DIRECTLY INFLUENCED BY THESE FAMOUS STUDENTS OF HERMETICISM AND GNOSTICISM, ALL OF WHOM HAD BEEN INITIATED INTO THE FIRST THREE DEGREES OF FREEMASONRY.
During the third degree of Freemasonry candidates elevate to Master Mason and act out the story of Hiram Abiff (the Widow’s son) who is presented as the chief architect of Solomon’s Temple. Hiram is murdered in his Temple by three ruffians during an unsuccessful attempt to force him to divulge the Master Masons’ secret word.
The metaphoric themes of the allegory are the importance of fidelity and the certainty of death, but this story is a portal of possibilities to an esoteric mind, a doorway to a storeroom of ancient Gnostic knowledge which can be accessed through the study of Solomon’s Temple.
Isaac Newton’s diagram of part of the Temple of Solomon, taken from Plate 1 of The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended (published London, 1728)
The search for prisca sapientia (sacred wisdom) was a common focus of scholars during Newton’s lifetime. Newton not only believed the writings of ancient philosophers, mystics and Biblical figures concealed sacred wisdom, but that their architecture also reflected divine truths. He believed a symbolic architectural, mathematical language concealed hidden knowledge that, when deciphered, would reveal how the universe and nature ticked.
Newton dedicated an entire chapter to The Temple of Solomon in his The Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended and 1675 he annotated a copy of Manna – a disquisition of the nature of alchemy, an anonymous treatise, in which he noted his reasons for examining Solomon’s Temple:
“This philosophy, both speculative and active, is not only to be found in the volume of nature, but also in the sacred scriptures, as in Genesis, Job, Psalms, Isaiah and others. In the knowledge of this philosophy, God made Solomon the greatest philosopher in the world.”
Professor Morrison Tessa of the School of Architecture at Newcastle University, in her 2011 paper ‘Isaac Newton, Architect’, tells us:
“Newton examined the colonnades: the numbers of columns, their height, their thickness, their intervals and their style…From the description of the Temple given by the ancient writers, Newton claimed that it was possible to distinguish the plan of the Temple of Solomon. Since Zerubbabel had built on the foundations of the Temple of Solomon, everything that Zerubbabel and Herod added, or anything that is irregular, must be rejected. Harmony and symmetry in the design of the Temple were important elements in the layout of the Temple plan. Newton accepted particular dimensions of Josephus on the strength of their being harmonious with the plan. He stated that, ‘The structure is valued by such great simplicity and harmony of all its proportions’. The perfection of the measurements was of paramount importance to the design.”
The chequered floor and the two pillars of Freemasonry are architectural features taken from Solomon’s Temple. The floor represents the polar opposites in life and the two pillars are symbolic of Jachin and Boaz which stood at the doorway of Solomon’s Temple.
NEWTON ANALYSED FEATURES IN SOLOMON’S TEMPLE SUCH AS GOLDEN SECTIONS, SPIRALS, CONIC SECTIONS, ORTHOGRAPHIC PROJECTIONS AND OTHER HARMONIOUS CONSTRUCTIONS, BECAUSE HE BELIEVED THAT THE DIMENSIONS AND PROPORTIONS WERE LIKE A COSMIC RUBIX CUBE, WITH ONE SOLUTION.
He, like all esoteric scholars, saw the temple’s measurements as a mathematical problem related to solutions for ? and the volume of a hemisphere, because they believed these measurements reflected the size of the Earth, mankind’s place on it, and proportion to it.
Newton based his research on the measurements of the Temple of Solomon as it was defined in 1 Kings of the Hebrew Bible, which he translated himself from Hebrew. In addition to scripture Newton believed that many other ancient sources of information were also endowed with sacred wisdom, and that the proportions of temples belonging to other religions were in themselves sacred and held clues to the secret/s of the universe.
DOWN THE RABBIT-HOLE NEWTON WENT, ON A VOYAGE WHICH TOOK HIM TO THE VERY FRINGES OF REALITY.
He spent endless hours reverse engineering the architectural works of Hellenistic Greece, and Roman sources such as Vitruvius, in a search of their occult knowledge. To Newton, the geometry of the temple represented more than a mathematical blueprint, it also provided a time-line of Hebrew history, with which he could deduce a date for the end of the world.
NEWTON’S DOOMSDAY PROPHECY
In a letter dated 1704, below, which is currently on display at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Newton explained that after 30 years of analysing the measurements, ratios, proportions and architectural features in Biblical buildings, and the dates, times and number systems within passages of the Bible, he had found the long sought after hidden Bible code within the Books of Daniel and Revelations.
Newton’s prediction declared that the end of the world would occur in 2060, and at these End of Days we would see:
“THE RUIN OF THE WICKED NATIONS, THE END OF WEEPING AND OF ALL TROUBLES, THE RETURN OF THE JEWS (FROM) CAPTIVITY AND THEIR SETTING UP A FLOURISHING AND EVERLASTING KINGDOM”.
The crowning of Charlemagne was the moment in history upon which Newton based his end of days prediction.
How exactly did Newton arrive at the year A.D. 2060?
- He believed the last world empire, at the coming of the Antichrist, would be a revived Roman Empire. To Newton, this had already occurred in A.D. 800 when Charlemagne was crowned as ruler of the revived Roman Empire in the West.
- The Book of Daniel states that a “revived Roman Empire will rule for one ‘week’ and in the midst of this ‘week’, the Antichrist will desecrate the future temple in Jerusalem.”
- Following the day/year guideline, Newton calculated a period of seven times 360 days, or 2520 days total. However, knowing that the antichrist did not reappear following the rebirth of the Roman Empire in A.D. 800, and that Solomon’s Temple was not rebuilt, Newton believed a code was at play.
- He then established each day with a year and to pinpoint Armageddon he simply added half a week (1260 years) to A.D. 800, arriving at the year A.D. 2060.
Just after we break our children hearts by revealling the Santa and Tooth Fairy lies, I wish this fact was whispered into their ears to set them up for adult life:
SINCE 1000 B.C.E WRITTEN HISTORY RECORDS OVER 3000 ESCHATOLOGISTS, WITH 3000 PROPHESIED END OF THE WORLD EVENTS. THAT’S ONE EVERY YEAR ON AVERAGE!
Because most of us didn’t get this fact when we were young, global paranoia escalated in 2012 as a tidal wave of movies, television shows, books, news reporters and bloggers convinced millions that an ancient Mayan prophecy foretold the world would end on December 21st 2012.
The world’s second biggest fail this century, after the election polls.
Prophetic foreseeing, scrying, crystal balling and tea-bag reading are human traits that have been around for many thousands of years. Both secular and religious groups have long held a sense of insecurity about their place in the cosmos and historically, apocalyptic thought focused on social disintegration and the devastation of nature. End of Days scenarios are generally focused on the destruction of important social systems at the time, such as plagues wiping out agriculture and droughts effecting fishing.
Today, the phenomenon of eco-apocalypses is popular with fear-mongers who feature natural disasters such as tsunamis, famines, plagues, flooding and the effects of global warming, ozone depletion and deforestation. Hollywood capitalises on eco-apocalypses driving fears of devastation by NEOs striking the earth and/or changes in our atmosphere in films like Armageddon, Deep Impact,2012. In turn, the media cement peoples fears about apocalyptic developments as it attracts the powerful ‘advertising dollar’.
ALTHOUGH THE MEDIA LOVES TO RIDICULE FUNDAMENTALISTS AND RELIGIOUS APOCALYPTIC THINKERS, THEY ARE CLEARLY GREATLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CONDITION BY BEING THE MAIN SOURCE FEEDING RELIGIOUS APOCALYPTIC THOUGHT.
Especially in Newton’s time, Armageddon was/is a big money business. Over the last two decades Doomsday Preppers have spent billions of dollars stock piling food and weapons, building asteroid-proof bunkers fearing an Earth shattering Pole shift or similar catastrophic event.
Considering the frenzy that 2012ers have worked themselves into over a misinterpreted Mayan carving, can you imagine the media hype which might happen in the 2050’s based upon a prediction made by such a respected figure as Sir Isaac Newton? Astrologers, New Agers and the world media will no doubt claim that the end is once again near, and if Newton, a leading scientist said it, you know, it’s got to be true.
Newton actually predicted that the end of days would happen “no earlier than 2060 and no later than 2300”. But the Doomsday Profits will probably not pay to much attention to the second part of Newton’s prediction. Even now, BBC documentaries have been produced touting the year 2060 without referencing Newton’s all important “no later than 2300.”
My personal prediction is that by the mid 2050’s a large faction of frenzied Doomsday prophets will be declaring one of histories greatest scientists, the man who “discovered” gravity, predicted the world would end in 2060. Just like we have had to endure Y2K and the 2012 madness, our children will have to endure headlines like “NEWTON WARNED US” and “ALCHEMICAL DOOMSDAY APPROACHES”.
Behind his Christian venire Sir Isaac Newton was a deeply mystical occultist obsessed with ancient mystical texts and obscure spiritual dynamics. Now we know Newton a little better lets have a look at that story about the apple falling on his head and inspiring his Law of Gravity. There is no moment in 1666 or any other year where a Theory of Gravity occurred to Newton in a flash. He would continue to muse over gravity for two decades and much of his earliest writings on the subject are in Latin, a language he did not adopt until 1667 at the earliest.
THE APPLE STORY REFLECTS EVE IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN BEING TEMPTED BY THE FORBIDDEN FRUITS OF THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE. NEWTON SOUGHT UNHOLY ESOTERIC KNOWLEDGE THROUGH THE STUDY OF ALCHEMY AND OCCULT PRACTICE AND JUST LIKE EVE, HE ATE THE FRUITS OF KNOWLEDGE.
But we should not fear for our children’s safety because there exists a fact which negates Newton’s 2060 doomsday prediction. He based his calculations on Charlemagne’s revived Roman Empire starting in A.D. 800 and existing until the return of Christ. The revived Roman empire collapsed in 1806 when Napoleon forced the Empire’s dissolution, bringing Newton’s prediction to an abrupt halt.
If Newton were alive today he would be very well suited to modern politics, as his predictions are equally as accurate as the Brexit and American election Polls. But in a manuscript he wrote in 1704 Newton describes his motivation for having attempted to extract scientific information from the Bible and why he predicted that the world would end no earlier than 2060, he said:
“This I mention not to assert when the time of the end shall be, but to put a stop to the rash conjectures of fanciful men who are frequently predicting the time of the end, and by doing so bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail
Copyright 2016 by Ashley Cowie
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PS The Stone of the Philosophers
There are two primary ways of knowing reality:
1. The rational, deductive, argumentative, intellectual thinking that is accepted by the science and our patriarchal Western culture. The alchemists called this Solar Consciousness and assigned it many code words, such as the Sun, Sulfur, the King, the Father, Spirit, and ultimately, the One Mind of the universe. This involves left-brain activity like linear thought, schematics, formulae, arguments and logic.
2. The intuitive way of thinking, also called intelligence of the heart, a non-linear, image-driven way of thinking that is an accepted tool of the arts and religion. The alchemists called the other way of knowing Lunar Consciousness. Among its many symbols are the Moon, Mercury, the Queen, the Holy Ghost, Soul, and ultimately, the One Thing of the universe. This involves right-brain activity dealing with drawings, paintings, mandalas, symbols, music, and meditation.
The alchemists believed that perfection could only be achieved by working with both Solar and Lunar ways of knowing and ultimately uniting them in a third state of Stellar Consciousness. Stellar Consciousness is a state of incorruptible wisdom symbolized by the heroic Child that resulted from the marriage of the King and Queen, as well as by Salt, Gold, the Philosopher’s Stone, the Astral Body, and of course, the Stars themselves.
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Philosopher’s Stone – by Sir Isaac Newton
“Lapis Philosphicus” from a manuscript 416 by Sir Isaac Newton.
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