Hidden in the seat of power
Church and State
Moving inside the Capitol Building, you’re sure to be distracted by the incredible art and architecture. But what does it all mean?
Inside of the rotunda, directly underneath the capitol dome in the “heart” of the building , there is a mural that looks a lot like any other classical work of art. But if you look closely, you might notice a rather fancy looking George Washington depicted, donned in flowing purple robes and surrounded by maidens. The women (13 total) represent the original colonies, meanwhile the outskirts of the mural depict some of the Roman gods.
The name of this work of art is the Apotheosis of Washington, which many people believe represents our first president being elevated to the status of a god. In his royal purple robes, this portrayal certain goes beyond nationalism to the point of being religious.
666 and 13
What’s in a number? Well, once a number is repeated often enough, it begins to take on a meaning of its own.
The Washington Monument is 6,660 inches tall, and each face of the monument is 55.5 feet in length, or 666 inches; anyone who is familiar with the occult is sure to feel wary about the number 666. That also might give you some hesitation around D.C.’s three main roundabouts: Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, and Scott Circle. All three have 6 main streets running through them: another instance of 666.
The White House is 13 streets away from the Capitol Building. The White House is also 13 streets away from the Masonic House of the Temple. Many people think that the Washington Monument is due south of the White House, but it’s actually due south of the Masonic Temple. Coincidence?
The Templar Cross
The cross of the Knights Templar is another symbol of the Freemasons, so the giant one visible in the streets around the White House is also suspect. Or is it just geometry?