As a person who is interested in learning about the occult beliefs and belief systems of people in positions of power and influence, I can say the purpose of researching in this field is to do a few different things.
One purpose of researching the occult (which means hidden) beliefs of powerful people is to get into their mental space and better understand their reasoning for making moves, that perhaps they don’t want people paying attention to: know your enemy.
Another purpose of researching the occult beliefs of powerful people is to derive some entertainment from it.
Yet possibly the most intriguing and important reason for someone to investigate this is the possibility that people of power and influence are kind of like initiates to physical, scientific or spiritual information that has been hidden from us. That is, maybe some people had knowledge passed down to them about the spirit or life that we don’t know about: but that does not make these “initiates” special or respectable.
With no due respect to those people who happen to have inherited information that has been hidden from most people, let’s take a look at a very small section of the vast archives of bizarre symbolism in the Catholic Church.
Anyone experienced with the research field of occult symbolism should know that symbols are capable of having double, triple, or even quadruple layers of meaning. Completely different meanings lie beneath a surface explanation for a symbol sometimes. With that in mind, what are the different layers of meaning encoded into these structures?
It doesn’t imply that these people are respectable or gifted for happening to inherit positions of influence if they did, to suggest that there are multiple layers of symbolism here. It doesn’t necessarily mean that they know something we don’t, but if they do in fact, they still aren’t respectable based on what people suspect about the multi-Century old institution.
This is the Paul VI Audience Hall, sometimes referred to as the Hall of the Pontifical Audiences. The hall rests partially in Vatican City, and partly in Rome.
In 1971, Pier Luigi Nervi of Italy erected the hall, designed to seat 6,300 people.
This bronze statue is as much of a magnet for occult symbolism researchers as the Denver Airport murals. Designed by Pericle Fazzini, it is titled “La Resurrezione.” It simply translates to “The Resurrection.”
It is exactly 66 feet tall. For those who are interested in analyzing the potential mathematics encoded into its dimensions, which is a multi-millennial old practice, the dimensions of the bronze sculpture are 66 ft × 23 ft × 10 ft (20.1 m × 7.0 m × 3.0 m). Marty Leeds is an example of a researcher who looks into this type of thing.
Now here’s where it gets openly weird. La Resurrezione is actually meant to depict Jesus rising out of a nuclear crater in the Garden of Gethsemane. Gethsemane is supposed tobe the place where Jesus prayed and his disciples rested just before his crucifixion. It is a place of agony in the Bible.
Why would the Catholic Church mix the death of Jesus with nuclear craters? Military technology mixing with Catholic ideology: that is almost like the theory put forward by the work of fiction Twin Peaks, where the first nuclear bomb test, nuclear blast in recorded history kind of released some kind of demons into this dimension.
It’s difficult to say what this is really meant to depict, but the high level people within the Catholic Church have a history of behaving more like the stereotypical representation of Satanists than Catholics. With all the pedophilia accusations that extend deep within the institution, and all the other things they have been accused of, it would appear that these high level people actually just like to focus on darkness.
A bizarre focus on darkness, truly what people think when they hear the phrase “graven images” is at least apparent from this sculpture. Now, take a look at these other photos of the aforementioned hall. Does this look like the head of a snake?
Whatever all this strange symbolism means, one can at least recognize the psychological profile of a creepy occult institution when they see it.
It may be wise to tread lightly and trust scarcely when dealing with people who believe in strange dark symbolism.
However, if it were meant to depict something positive, symbolism could be an interesting way to represent something.