Years ago in private conversations with some close friends, among them my co-author on Transhumanism: A Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas, I offered the opinion that eventually the Papacy would either become captive to the trend to globaloney overtaking the West, or that it would find some mechanism by which to begin to re-establish actual political power to the institution. More recently, to another friend, I offered the speculation that this would be leveraged via calls for a role in a new central bank.

As readers of this site know, I blogged about the predecessor pope, Benedict XVI's, call for a global "moral consulting authority" with a rather jaundiced view. Now, Francis I, who on these matters seems to share Benedict's views, has come forward denouncing the "cult of money":

Pope Blasts Global Financial System As ‘Cult of Money’

I suspect there are clues here as to how this goal might be leveraged, and typically, it will be through calls to help the poor. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for helping the poor, but usually when the powerful do this they only have in mind the aggrandizement of their own power.  And try as it might, the papacy has a two millennium track record here, some of which it may be justifiably proud of, for the Roman Catholic Church does an enormous amount of charitable work and good in the world. But when it has held actual political and financial power, it, like all institutions, has also done an enormous amount of harm. Here the important thing to remember is that its claims have not changed, and thus, the danger will always remain.

But beyond this, I suggest there is a geopolitical context in which His Holiness's statements might be viewed. With the growing trend among the BRICSA nations to act as a geopolitical and financial counterpoise to the financial and imperial ambitions of the West, one inevitable thing that will happen is that a rapprochement may be in the works between that bloc and the Vatican. It would be to both their benefit: the Papacy in modern times has consistently sought an entry into China, and to come to some sort of modus vivendi with Eastern Orthodoxy, where the Russian Orthodox Church, the neo-papal claims of Constantinople notwithstanding, has the overwhelming numerical and political influence. And with Mr. Putin's attempts to shore up the domestic front, its role in the post-Soviet era, at least as a political and cultural outlet, has only grown. With China's recent overtures to Argentina - the Pope's homeland - and the attempt of BRICSA their influence, we can easily predict  that one must watch this Pope very carefully, particularly with respect to Russia and China. A call for reform in behalf of the poor or underdeveloped, is tailor-made to the BRICSA agenda, especially given the unresponsiveness of the Western oligarchs to anyone but themselves.

See you on the flip side.

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. LSM on May 23, 2013 at 6:35 am

    “the Roman Catholic Church does an enormous amount of charitable work”- well, yes, but at whose expense at the end of the day?-

    me thinks the pope speaks with forked tongue-

    obviously the Vatican ‘sponsors’ charity organizations but how much money does the Vatican itself pay into them?- maybe a lot but I bet once the donations go through the ‘machine’ behind each charity organization it just lands back in the koffers of the Vatican- and I believe more parishoners pay into charity organizations than the “Holy See”-

    a very good American friend of mine worked for almost 15 yrs. for a diplomatic mission (freighted former east block refugees to the US via Germany) based in Bonn here in Germany, and she and co-workers were told to never donate to the Red Cross because only 5% of donated money went to the people in need of help- the rest was swallowed by the ‘machine’ behind it- it’s truly sad-

    anyway, if the Vatican/Queen Elizabeth II/former Queen Beatrix (the list of “richies” is endless) were really interested in eradicating poverty they would’ve individually moved their adipose tissues a long time ago and it wouldn’t have even made a DENT in their wealth- the only conclusion I can come to is they want continued poverty-

    stay well Dr. Farrell and readers- regards-

    Larry in Germany

  2. Robert Barricklow on May 22, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Just finished an article entitled: Promised Land/Will Brazil’s rural poor ever inherit the earth?, from Harper’s Magazine.
    There is a 64 yr old Sister Leonora Bruneeto who says of The Vatican/Catholic church/The upper class, the dairy cow that the Church has been milking since the colonial days, doesn’t want to see a change.
    She’s disappointed in the Church’s failure to use its global power to overthrow tyrants, force corporations into submission, effect the equitable distribution of land, and otherwise resist civilization’s urge to exterminate itself.
    “I could be at peace, have a more tranquil life. But its impossible to be tranquil when your see brother human beings suffering . Impossive.”

    There isn’t a current “good” track record,; nor a past, to portend anything of difference into the near future.

  3. DownunderET on May 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm


    I think we all know that George Ann Hughes lives in Oklahoma and just wondering if Dr. Farrell can tell us if she’s ok.

    I’m also assuming that with all the devastation maybe all that she lost was her internet connection, hopefully.

  4. Tim H on May 22, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Off topic I know, but while we’re discussing the Pope, I couldn’t help notice the papers down here are carrying a story about Francis’s supposed obsession with Satan, the power of prayer and exorcisms. A cult of money has gotta fit in there somewhere…

  5. DownunderET on May 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Would thou buyest a used chariot from this centurion?

    Why would you believe ANYTHING that came out of this den of thieves and child molesters, they have lied about every aspect of the human race and it’s origins.

    Just like they sacked the library in Alexandria, I’d like to burn the Vatican to dust. But before doing so, I’d like to take a peak downstairs in the vaults, BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Elm on May 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm

      A control of the history of the world is very important as a platform upon which to erect a preferred narrative. Some documentation makes it by the masks of history inspite of the rigorous & far-flung efforts of the censors. Covering up unfavorable pasts is often a full time obsession, as it was with Hitler & has been for Obama for instance. Indeed, apparently all but five of the Codices (books) of the indigenous peoples of North America were burned by the Dominicans. Thanksgiving is a particularly important observance of the American enlightenment, in that it was largely from the indigenous peoples from which this event was derived….

      Yes, the Lenape Thanksgiving Ceremony was quite impressive, & profoundly connected with a knowledge of the Creator & His universe.

      “…The Thanksgiving Ceremony brought together the diverse beings & aspects of the Lenape (Delaware) world. Spirits (souls) were invoked by visionaries in words & songs, while elements were evoked in the seating by the clans (Turtle of the water, Turkey of the air, and Wolf of the land). Divided by gender while united in prayer, the congregation encompased the spiritual & material cosmos.”

      “…The building (the great hall) represented the universe (and was designed accordingly). The oval floor space was the turtle holding up the earth. On the posts were carved faces of twelve spirits living in levels of the sky. The center post (past from the center of the floor up through the center of the roof) united people with the Creator, an ancient male figure sitting in heaven for all eternity & controlling the world with His thoughts.” Indeed, the entire universe is both of & within the Mind of the Creator simultaneously.

      “…[A]t the harvest ceremony — they thank[ed] mother earth for her bounty and the Creator for continued life,” & in naming a new born daughter, “she,” the mother of the child, “will also feast guests & make the babies name more generally known. And so, the next day, before they feast everyone with samples of all the food the Turtles had procured that summer & fall, cedar needles are smoked to purify the area, tobacco is burned to get the attention of the Manitou, & the baby girl is named. Through the medium of cedar & tobacco smoke, the girl’s heart, the family’s fire, & the Creator are aligned to intensify the flow of life-giving energy through all the realms of the community.” Fascinating!

      “…”A few weeks later, another celebration, dedicated to general thanksgiving, is held in the great hall, with the Turtles hosting other clanspeople & neighbors who live in the region. Over the course of several days, leaders offer prayers to the Creator, & every man who has a successful career conveys the manner in which he encountered an immortal, who took pity on him & provided a gift of supernatural power. These recitations alternate between speaking & chanting, accompanied by athletic movements evocative of the encounter. Only the Lenape have this ceremony, so its celebration serves to confirm their shared tribal (or community) identity. A fixed series of ceremonies bring them together seasonally, but this thanksgiving rite is the culmination of the year.”

      “…During the winter, families hold other ceremonies, feeding people & showing their generosity. In the spring, they move to rapids & waterfalls to process shad & other fish runs. Men do the heavy work of spearing & netting fish, while the women gut, cut up, & smoke-dry the catch. At the towns, farm crops are planted, & many of the new green shoots of spring are harvested as fresh vegetables. People work according to their ability, by sex (a positive affirmation & separation of gender) & age. The more successful, of course, also work to demonstrate their ongoing relationships with immortal benefactors. As the farmlands mature, a ceremony is held to safeguard the harvest & sample some of its early returns. Then the people scatter to upland camps to gather fall produce, before settling again into their towns for the winter.” [American In 1492: The World of the Indian Peoples Before The Arrival of Columbus, Vintage Books, 1993:316-318]

      Gratitude & sanctification. Now THESE are the true spirits of thanksgiving grounded in the American “New” World, & not steeped in an Old World Odor.

      Note: The use of tobacco by the North American native people’s for sacred purposes, both historically & currently, is at the root of Roman animous towards tobacco & it’s adulteration & demonization. Interestingly, all three leaders of the Axis powers during WW2 were non-smokers, Hitler rabidly so, whereas all three leaders of the Allied Powers smoked tobacco.

      • Robert Barricklow on May 23, 2013 at 7:38 am

        Crazy Horse for me personifies their spirit. he lived, fought for it, and for me still lives. One aspect of his religion was manifested by never having his image captured, in any form. There were no picyures of Crazy Horse.
        Today “they” are in the process of building a GIANT sculpture of Crazy Horse. World record size. The Exact Opposite of his practice. It is spitting upon his spirit. It disgusts me to no end.

        • Elm on May 23, 2013 at 9:47 am

          I agree, however, it’s more than spitting on his spirit, it’s an attempt to define, freeze, quantify & Capitalize upon it. There really is something to a photo of a man being used to capture the soul, for the purpose of capturing the soul & freezing it into a form of occultic bondage. As usual, the problem with “size,” is the larger they make it, the less significant it becomes. So this is probably their intention. Call it, the Roman paradox of size. Indeed, the Roman law governing CAPITALIZATION is, an ALL CAPS NAME represents a total loss of personal, family & citizenship status & authority.

          Gage Canadian Dictionary 1983 Sec. 4 defines Capitalize adj. as… “To take advantage of – To use to ones own advantage.”

          Blacks Law Dictionary – Revised 4th Edition 1968, provides a more comprehensive definition as follows …

          Capitis Diminutio (meaning the diminishing of status through the use of capitalization) In Roman law. A diminishing or abridgment of personality; a loss or curtailment of a man’s status or aggregate of legal attributes and qualifications.

          Capitis Diminutio Minima (meaning a minimum loss of status through the use of capitalization, e.g. John Doe) – The lowest or least comprehensive degree of loss of status. This occurred where a man’s family relations alone were changed. It happened upon the arrogation [pride] of a person who had been his own master, (sui juris,) [of his own right, not under any legal disability] or upon the emancipation of one who had been under the patria potestas. [Parental authority] It left the rights of liberty and citizenship unaltered. See Inst. 1, 16, pr.; 1, 2, 3; Dig. 4, 5, 11; Mackeld. Rom.Law, 144.

          Capitis Diminutio Media (meaning a medium loss of status through the use of capitalization, e.g. John DOE) – A lessor or medium loss of status. This occurred where a man loses his rights of citizenship, but without losing his liberty. It carried away also the family rights.

          Capitis Diminutio Maxima (meaning a maximum loss of status through the use of capitalization, e.g. JOHN DOE or DOE JOHN) – The highest or most comprehensive loss of status. This occurred when a man’s condition was changed from one of freedom to one of bondage, when he became a slave. It swept away with it all rights of citizenship and all family rights.

          Diminutio. Lat. In civil law. Diminution; a taking away; loss or depravation.

          Capite. – Lat. By the head.

          This is why “THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” although appearing LARGE, indicates a perversion & vastly reduced status of the united states of America. CAPITALIZATION in Occulted Terms, always represent a reduction in status. The original several states of the union are in the Roman place called pergatory, just like the Messiah they “worship” hanging from the cross.

          The riddle of Jesus – an alledged “Jewish” Messiah upon a Roman crucifix, whether Jesus was or is the “Jewish” Messiah, is to bind or freeze the Messiah in occultic bondage so as to prevent his coming. Like capture the flag, the idea is to capture the god as it were, & to leech spiritual energy off the god. These people are energy vampires & their CRUCIFIED (read CAPITALIZED) god is an insult to God just as much as any STATUE is an insult to Crazy Horse.

          Reverend Alexander Hislop writes in The Two Babylons, a worship of Jesus by Rome is actually a worship of Babylon’s Nimrod & his forebearer Ham, eldest son of Noah & father of the Cananites. They are “Hamites.” So, like the Jewish Messiah, to make a idol of a noble man like Crazy Horse, who would never have approved of being idolized as a god, is truely a mockery & a grave insult, no pun intended. There is also a documentary which claims, a worship of Jesus is actually a worship of Titus.

          Caesar’s Messiah – Joseph Atwill
          Problem is, if Jesus is Titus, why would Jesus be depicted as overturning the tables of the money changers? Would Titus have overturned the tables of money changers charged with serving Roman interests? “Behold webs of mind’s perception, spun in threads of wax.”

          Sounds like the Skull & Bones crowd who dug up Geronimo’s skull etc. In either case they are grave robbers. Historically, Rome always liked to embed the body parts of the “saints” in the alters of new churches. Paul Blanchard reports they had encased something like 113 St. Peter’s fingers in church alters throughout the world. This was before mass media.

          • Robert Barricklow on May 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm

            Loved your reply remarks.
            There is one other point I wanted to stress & that is the different forms of “spiritualism” and their expressions in different societies over evolutionary time. These are from “situational” to “social” to “Symbolic”. Symbolic is at the highest level of learning and consequently has almost infinite possibilities for aggregation, as ideas can be added to ideas in ne formations. The Crazy Horse “side” interfaced with the “living” nature around him. Also “drugs” accentuated the “spirit” interface.

  6. marcos toledo on May 22, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Is the Vatican getting ready to jump ship and disengage from the money and power junkies of Anglo-America just wondering.

  7. Gail on May 22, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Not to be trusted under any circumstances. Helping the “poor”means getting more converts, getting more converts means more money in their pocket, more money in their pocket means more power. They need to:
    1. Come clean about early Christianity and the cut and paste job done on our current Gospels.
    2. The Catholic Church is not the be all and the end of of spitituality, it is a Roman culture based religion.
    3. Publically denouce the Jesuit Oath.
    4. Turn the Vatican into a museum.
    They will never do these things….. so. Case closed. They are never to be trusted.

    • QuietRiot on May 22, 2013 at 6:50 am

      Really like this post…

      It was an eye opener to read the “non canonical” gospels… Only if the church practiced poverty could it be trusted…

    • Elm on May 22, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      Rome is the Ecclesiastical point of a trilogy of power involving sorcery, City of London finance & the Romanist Capital District of Columbia military. The DC is built upon what was previously named “Rome” in the two states of “Mary”-Land & “Virgin”-ia. Minerva, the Roman goddess of the arts, war, etc., sits perched atop the Capital Building cloaked in “her” war regalia. So Washington, District of Columbia, is in substance occupied territory & anathema to the precepts of the American constitutional republic.

      Not all “humility” is in substance humility, but rather an “arrogance of humility,” wherein substance directly conflicts with an intended appearance. This is why the Romanist cult is Luciferic, i.e., a consumate contradiction between substance & form, in which any blessing becomes a curse – The blessing becomes the curse of Bilaam, black occultist of antiquity.

      And as the Biblical account provides, only the spiritually & morally compromised & diminished — a people whose conduct has caused Divine Flow & Providence to depart from their midst, can then be cursed. This is why it is a Romanist socerer’s prerogative to promote & inculcate immorality among the people, & to position Rome as an intercessor between God and mankind, so as to bend & pervert the Divine Frequency, placing mankind out-of-attunenment, i.e., “attonement.” The concept is to hold any intended Divinely inspired Messiah in occultic bondage, so as to not only prevent his “coming,” but also to derail the messianic era. To this end, the current obfuscations between cause/effect & truth/falsehood have been multiplied & accelerated in a race to blunt human enlightenment.

      The spiritually & ritually impure can never bestow a true blessing. The Romanist requisite celebacy of its priestly cult precludes any possible ritual or spiritual purity. This is why any apparent humility or beneficience conceals & cloaks a penchent & thirst for the opiate of power. The “Beast” of Revelations is a Master Corporate Pretense or Fiction — a Global Cartel. “Charity” from a Corporate perspective is designed to grease the wheels of commerce & control. Rockefeller is portrayed by Wikipedia as a great philanthropist. The art or craft of concealing darkness & death in an apparent benevolence & light (illumination) is apparent here. Illumination destroys both enlightenment & vision, & the people perish from a lack or loss of vision. The quest has been to undermine & destroy the American enlightenment since her inception.

      • LSM on May 23, 2013 at 11:29 am

        since when was the Vatican NOT involved in sorcery?- we can discuss “this and that” until we turn blue in the face but when will enough people wake up and realise (Joseph Atwill aside- I read his book already- wasn’t impressed- there are other sources out there that surpass Atwill as well as Shlomo Sand’s “The Invention of the Jewish People”- I read that one also) that all roads still lead to Rome-

        I dunno, Elm- my gut feeling still tells me the “quaint” Vatican controls the western world- unanswered question: who controls the Vatican?- the Rothschilds, Rockefellers. western elite, etc. or the remnants of the Italian “Black Nobility” (Medici, Borgia, Borghese, etc. also on the French side the Rohan family) dictating to the Rothschilds, “Rockenfelders” (supposedly their real name)- I don’t have the answers (how could I?) but I still have a helluva lot of questions-



        • Elm on May 23, 2013 at 7:15 pm

          It’s not a matter of “who” controls the Vatican, but “what.” The Vatican & her Priests are proxy servants of a System, & an Idea – The Beast System, which is to say, a Master Corporate Pretense or Fiction whose adopted task is to interceed — as a secretary would between a dictator & the people (Bormann), between God & man.

          This idea is largely predicated upon Lucifer’s rebellion against the Creator, & as Velikovsky points out, Lucifer is a name of Venus as a “fallen” planet or rebellious Angel of God. Venus is luminous, but during “her” life as a comet, wrought death & destruction on a global scale. Quite a powerful god. So the Venetian cult acts in the name of this power – a destructive power of the creation, rather than in the name of an Omniscient Creator. Just as Lucifer conceals darkness & is in rebellion against God & enlightenment, so too is the Illuminati.
          Once again, Illumination destroys enlightenment.

          In ancient times, mankind more or less, formed numerous idols in deference to their own passions, & as personifications (masks) of natural & celestial phenomena. They then acted in the name of the alleged demands of the idol. Like today’s Allopathic Legal & Medical System(s), the Priesthood acts (and acting it is) as interpreters for the gods, & codified a “nomenclature” (A System of Principles & Terms) for this purpose, that being, because the gods being deaf & dumb as any statue is, they couldn’t speak for themselves. Does Minerva atop the Capital Building “speak?” So, the System is looped upon itself to provide a perpetual self-justification.

          Once again, the Beast System is not attuned with the Creator, but functions like a parasite rather than a open & beneficient channel for a dissemination of Divine Emanations & enlightenment. The CEO of the Beast System, is of course Its SpokesPersona the Ceasar/Pope. So, whereas the Beast is not a “who” but a “What,” so too is a man serving in his capacity as a Pope or CEO of the Beast System, not to be viewed as a man per se.’ The Pope “speaks” AS the Beast, this because the Beast has no capacity to speak for Itself. This same principle applies for McDonald’s, Starbucks & all other Corporate or Legal Fictions, that in principle are sub-entities of the Beast System.

          So just as the CEO of a Corporate Entity wears two hats — that of a man, whose humanity is often many steps removed from his functions within & for the Fiction, & that of an Agent, so too does a Pope wear two hats, that of a man removed as well as that of an Agent, Head Interpreter or Spokesman for the Beast System.

          But fundamentally, The Beast System is out-of-attunement with both the Master Conceptualizer & Creation, insofar as the Genesis day begins at sundown & ends at evening, & the genesis year begins at the head of the year, rather than at the “door” of the Roman year In January. If one may recall, the two faced Janus after whom January, a relatively recently named year, is also the god of “doors.”

          Further, the Genesis or Creator’s Sabbath is the “7th day,” & not the first day of the week. So Rome is in complete discord with the most fundamental precepts of Creation & ethical monotheism insofar as Genesis is concerned, this, when Rome purports to hold the “keys to heaven,” which may in fact be true. Problem is, heaven is in lockdown for those who fail muster with the secretary.

          When Obama speaks, his voice becomes that of The District of Columbia as it’s CEO, called “The President,” or under Maritime Jurisdiction, “The Captain” of A Ship at sea — That of Slave Ship America. Under current conditions, Obama does not speak as an elected trustee for the people’s “Office” of President. This important distinction has been obfuscated & lost to common perception, in that a man in the American constitutional system of government, does not BECOME the President, rather he is elected as the people’s trustee FOR the Office of President, which is bound by it’s own set of carefully defined prerogatives. Indeed if the man, in this case the composit Obama, is in fact designated THE President, then this is by definition a dictatorship, & neither a republic nor a so-called democracy in which there ostensibly exists a separation of powers between the legislative, judicial & executive branches of government, & the trustee for the Office of President is the people’s champion whose liberties & rights he swears an oath to uphold, rather than a puppet of his hidden benefactor’s. This separation has been violated.

          So, “who” rules the world is not the question, but “what.” Only a form containing a Godly soul — a human being with a capacity to act moral & ethically of independent volition, can be a “who.” The Corporate Entity or Fictional Persona is souless & without conscience, & in psycho-analytical terms, a self-serving Psychopathic Entity. As Irish born author Thomas Sheridan explains in “Puzzling People: Labyrinth of The Psychopath,” these Entities, like a magnet, tend to agglomerate at the gates of Corporate Power & Influence. In fact, as they rise to “higher” levels, they are profiled to ensure they “fit in.”

  8. DanaThomas on May 22, 2013 at 5:37 am

    We are still waiting for the Vatican to “put its money where its mouth is” – and I wouldn’t hold my breath.
    Amongst other assets, the Vatican is estimated to own over 20% of all real estate in Rome alone.
    Readers might recall the ingenious fiscal mechanism by which the Vatican currently gets 1.2 BILLION euros a year from Italian taxpayers: this is called “8 per 1,000” by which 0.8% of income tax payable is set aside (at no direct cost to the taxpayer) to “charitable” causes such as the Catholic church; other options are the State, the Jewish community and 4 Protestant churches (Buddhists and Hindus coming soon).
    However, just over 40% of taxpayers actually tick the “8 per 1,000” box on their forms. The “trick” is that the money from ALL tax returns is pooled together and then distributed on the basis of the percentage of those who actually check that box; about 85% of them opt for the Vatican. I.e. instead of getting the money from 85% of the 45% who specifically opt for one of the “8 per 1,000” choices – i.e. 38% of the total, the money from 85% of ALL the tax returns is assigned (more than double).
    The inventor of this “brilliant” scheme in 1985 was Mario Tremonti, who in more recent years has been Berlusconi’s finance minister.
    And as for the “transparency” of the Vatican Bank, I wouldn’t hold my breath there, either. Still, there might be some surprises due to conflicts taking place in the breakaway civilization…

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