THE BIG SLEEP IN THE YEAR OF THE BIG PIG
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
On February 4, the Lunar New Year began for Asian cultures. The 12-year cycle culminates in the Chinese zodiac sign of the Pig, a symbol of prosperity in Asian culture. Legend holds that people born in the Year of the Pig are sincere, good-natured and honest.
I was reminded of this because on that day I noticed the Google doodle that eventually became an animated pig. However, the doodle also was a homage to shadow puppetry and so the animation began with a hand that looked as if it was flashing the devil horns at me.
The devil horns were eventually defined with outlines that morphed into a pig.
I laughed at the oddity.
Then I noticed in my news feed that my former producer and guest and occult author, Tracy R. Twyman also saw the anomaly and stated on her website that Google was actually celebrating the year or the Baphomet as she pointed out that the animations showed the Mano Cornuta which is seen as the masculine hexing sign. It has also been seen flashed at heavy metal concerts and has been seen as the sigh of the devil.
As I pondered this anomaly, I was thinking of what the Baphomet is and what it has come to represent.
Baphomet has always been an enigmatic symbol of the goat and the feminine. Aleister Crowley and many of his initiates have stated that the symbol represents the joining of the Whore of Babylon and the Beast. Crowley’s protégé Kenneth Grant has stated that Baphomet is Satan, the Devil, Set, and Pan. He also said that the name contains the number of the Beast or the Abyss in cabala. Baphomet is the personification of the doorway to the underworld. In his observation it represents the beast and the woman conjoined, meaning Babylon and the Beast of Revelation.
However, Baphomet is perhaps best-known as the name of a deity supposedly worshipped by the Knights Templar. During the Inquisition of the Templars in the 14th century, the knights were falsely accused of worshipping this figure. There have been stories that the Baphomet the Templars worshipped was a severed head of an animal. While some stories say they worshipped the severed head of a man, there are other stories that claim they worshipped the severed heads of cats, goats, and pigs.
This brought to my mind the severed pig’s head on a stick that was described in William Golding’s Book “Lord of the Flies.”
The severed head of the pig has been said to be the representation of the “beast” – or the devil. In theological sources, predominantly Christian, Beelzebub is sometimes another name for the Devil, similar to Satan. He is known in demonology as one of the seven princes of Hell. The Dictionnaire Infernal describes Beelzebub as a being capable of flying, known as the “Lord of the Flyers”, or the “Lord of the Flies.”
The ancient Celts also describes the pig-faced dragon or black boar as a symbol of evil that descends from the skies and spreads disease and pestilence throughout the land.
The flying pig, or great pig–dragon, was a harbinger of doom. In old Ireland, the appearance of a flying “black pig” in the sky was considered a bad omen. The reference, of course, was a metaphor for the Apocalypse.
The Celts had roasted pigs and swine as their favorite meat. The pig and boar are frequent figures in Celtic metalwork art. They, too, looked to the skies, and there were myths about the ancient Gods of War, and of pigs and their relationship to Armageddon. They would worship the god Teutates, or Toutatis, a warlike god similar to Mars, and Moccos, similar to Mercury and represented as the image of a Black Pig.
William Butler Yeats wrote many poems about the apocalypse, and in “The Wind Among The Reeds” he used the “Black Pig” as a multidimensional symbol for the coming Armageddon. In the 1896 poem “The Valley of the Black Pig.”
Yeats points out that, in the end, empires must fall to the wrath of the universe or the wrath of God or Deus Irae.
The Pig Dragon or flying Pig was also associated with comets and meteors that would fall from the sky and bring with them plague and pestilence.
Around 3500 BC, the Chinese drew dragons with pig faces. They also used the symbol of the pig dragon in mystic rituals. The “pig dragon” symbol was carved into jade and is found in Hogshan cultures, used in burials and death rituals to protect their dead and to keep them from spreading disease and from coming back as ghosts and haunting men in their sleep.
This was called ghost oppression by the Chinese. It has also been called the Old Hag Effect and has been associated with the Succubus or the Crone. In some cultures, the Crone has been seen riding a hog or a bore and visits men in their sleep.
People often report feeling a pressure weighing down on them and they sometimes state that these encounters with an old Hag or a woman seem to happen in a dreamlike state.
When the living encounters this kind of spirit they often report a feeling that they have been caressed, sat upon or even violated for the purpose of sexual gratification.
There also have been cases that have resulted in death.
In December of 1981, the Centers for Disease Control published a report detailing sudden, unexpected deaths during sleep among mostly young, male, Southeast Asian refugees in the United States. Thirty-three of those who died were from Laos, four were from Vietnam, and one was from Cambodia.
“The abruptness of the deaths reported here is compatible with a cardiac dysrhythmia,” the report stated, “but the underlying mechanism remains unclear.” Proposed explanations included stress from immigration and resettlement, sleep abnormalities, undiagnosed heart defects, and dietary deficiencies, but nothing could be proven. So it began to be called sudden unexplained death syndrome, or SUDS, and was quickly recognized as a leading cause of death among young men from Southeast Asia.
This syndrome, it turns out, had bedeviled Southeast Asians for generations. In the Philippines, it was called “bangungot,” the Tagalog word for nightmare. “Such ‘deadly dreams’ are well known among the lay people,” a Philippine medical journal noted as far back as 1917, “many of whom view them with sullen respect, if not frank terror.” In Thailand, it was called lai-tai; in Japan, pokkuri. Whatever the name, the syndrome was the same: sudden death of apparently healthy young men, often at night.
Shelley Adler wrote a book about these men who died in their sleep.
In the book Sleep Paralysis: Night-mares, Nocebos, and the Mind Body Connection Adler, who is a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, comes to a stunning conclusion: In a sense, the men were killed by their beliefs in the spirit world, even if the mechanism of their deaths was likely an obscure genetic cardiac arrhythmia.
They died of night terrors associated with Old Hag or Crone effect.
There were similar inexplicable symptoms that were encountered in 1986 by men all around the world.
One strange case is that of the Southside rapist. A series of brutal rapes in St. Louis went unsolved for many years, eventually authorities had their man. What was weird about this case is that I was consulted about what I knew about sleep paralysis and the incubus and succubus.
While the case has probably been erased from the minds of the general public today, it most certainly is a strange case because the accused rapist Dennis Rabbitt claimed that the reason he picked out women to rape at random was because he was being visited by a naked woman who he claimed raped him in his sleep.
Rabbitt, plead guilty to his rapes and murders and received five consecutive life sentences, claimed that the visits started happening when he was 12 or 13 years old and that it had changed his life.
He made his confession to officers about the macabre encounter.
He claimed that he could see everything on the woman except that she had no head. According to his account, he awoke terrified, got up and took a shower and went back to bed, and the woman came back to rape him again. He also claims that the trauma caused by the abuse of this headless woman produced an uncontrollable urge to attack women he picked at random.
St. Louis police sex crimes detective Mark Kennedy explained to Rabbitt that what he may have experienced was a visit form a succubus, a female demon who visits men in their sleep to lie with them and have sexual intercourse. The man who is victim to a succubus rape will not awaken during the act but will experience it in a dream.
There was also a connection to The Crone Hag succubus phenomenon in claims that were provided by the Lutz family who were featured in the Amityville Horror story of 1975. The Lutzs claimed that, on their last night spent in the house, their beds levitated while they were sleeping, and they saw what looked like a demonic hooded figure appearing at their bedside.
George Lutz the father claimed that he once witnessed his wife Kathy’s face transmogrify into that of a 90-year-old crone in bed.
It was reported that he five-year-old daughter, Missy Lutz, claimed to have befriended a talking pig named Jodie that by all reports was a shape-shifter.
In the Gospel of Mark Jesus encounters a demon possessed man and calls on the demon to emerge, demanding to know its name – an important element of traditional exorcism practice.
He finds the man is possessed by a multitude of demons who give the collective name of “Legion”. Fearing he will drive them out of the world and into the abyss, they beg him instead to send them into a herd of pigs, which he does. The pigs then rush into the sea and are drowned.
While the Bible says that disease and demon-possession are not to be equated. There are some who believed that Jesus cast out disease into the pigs and that they were immediately drowned to stop the spread of the infection.
Back in January, I remember reading that China has culled 916,000 pigs after around 100 outbreaks of African swine fever were seen in the country.
In addition to the pigs culled on the infected farms, many more have been slaughtered by farmers seeking to exit the industry because of the impact the disease is having on prices and trade.
Benedictine author Hildegard of Bingen has long been famous for her first major work known as the Scivias, a description of her visions and her commentaries on them which she wrote between 1141 and 1151.
Eight centuries ago, St. Hildegard experienced a prophetic vision of a period of time similar to our own. She called it the era of the Black Pig, the fourth of five symbolic animals representing successive historical periods of time that precede the Antichrist.
In comparing the eras to recent history, three particular years within the twentieth-century make dividing it into four separate historical periods. the Black Pig is the symbol of the latter part of the fourth age into the 5th. The 5th age of man is the age of the Antichrist.
In her prophecy, Hildegard distinguishes each era by a specific social evil that she says is dominant throughout the period. As it turns out, her characterizations of the unique social evils belonging to the first four epochs not only correlated to the four eras that made up the twentieth-century, but they also followed each other in the same sequence.
Many also have said that her prophecies also are in conjunction with the failings of the Papal States within the Catholic Church.
In Hildegard’s era of the Black Pig, we find in Hildegard’s description of the same social evil that has been worrying many Christians for decades. Unlike the other eras, Hildegard describes this one strictly in terms of the behavior of religious and secular leaders.
She writes: “Another is like a black pig; for this epoch will have leaders who blacken themselves in misery and wallow in the mud of impurity. They will infringe the divine law by fornication and other like evils, and will plot to diverge from the holiness of God’s commands.”
Hildegard claimed the leaders who would exist in the times symbolized by the pig would engulf themselves in filth by which Hildegard meant that they would violate God’s precept by committing fornication and related sins— they would make secret combinations with cabals and sorcerers and defile the body of the faithful.
What is highly coincidental is a report I read today written by Michael Snider a contributing reporter for the End of the American Dream website.
It appears that Pope Francis arrived in Abu Dhabi and met with the most important imam in Sunni Islam, Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb. During the meeting a British news source reports that The Pope and the Muslim Imam signed a covenant of peace between nations.
According to the Guardian News—
The pope and the grand imam of al-Azhar have signed a historic declaration of fraternity, calling for peace between nations, religions and races, in front of a global audience of religious leaders from Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other faiths.
The document pledges that al-Azhar and the Vatican will work together to fight extremism. Claiming to be in the name of “all victims of wars, persecution and injustice”, it warns against a “third world war being fought piecemeal.
It says: “We resolutely declare that religions must never incite war, hateful attitudes, hostility and extremism, nor must they incite violence or the shedding of blood.”
There was a concerted effort to make sure that all of the religions of the world were represented at this gathering.
According to the official Vatican website, a tremendous amount of preparation went into the drafting of this document, and it encourages believers from all religions “to shake hands, embrace one another, kiss one another, and even pray with one another.
In the document God and Allah are interchangeable –and it speaks of peace between all faiths.
In the document, it says that:
“Freedom is a right of every person: each individual enjoys the freedom of belief, thought, expression and action. The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race, and language are willed by God in His wisdom, through which He created human beings. This divine wisdom is the source from which the right to freedom of belief and the freedom to be different derives. Therefore, the fact that people are forced to adhere to a certain religion or culture must be rejected, as too the imposition of a cultural way of life that others do not accept.”
In essence, this is saying that it is the will of God that there are hundreds of different religions in the world and that they are all acceptable in His sight.
We know that the elite want a one world religion, but to see the most important clerics from both Catholicism and Islam make such a dramatic public push for it is something that I was always told the antichrist would do.
Is Hildegard’s prophecy of the Black Pig coming true? Is this the era she spoke of?
The inclusiveness that the Pope is showing now has some people believing that he is a false prophet or even the antichrist and is most certainly the Pope that has been foretold to bring the church down in into the abyss.
Of course, that has been one of the greatest conspiracy theories within the church and the rest of the world is that the Pope is the antichrist and that according to the prophecies of the Irish Saint Malchy is the 112th Pope that brings the church down.
Saint Malachy had and his list of 112 short Latin couplets which are said to describe each of the Roman Catholic popes along with a few anti-popes, beginning with Pope Celestine II, elected in 1143 and concluding with current pope Benedict XVI’s successor, a pope described in the prophecy as “Peter the Roman”, whose pontificate will end in the destruction of the city of Rome. The prophecy was somehow lost and was rediscovered discovered in 1590.
There is, however, something that I am sure was overlooked by most of those who choose to fit prophecy into the present day and that is another Catholic prophecy that states that there will be a time in the lineage of the Popes where both the White Pope and Black Pope (meaning a Jesuit Pope) die within a short time of each other thus paving the way for a “GREAT AND TERRIBLE JUDGE” to unite all the churches under an ecumenical umbrella.
This could be the reason why one version of Malachy’s prophecy skips the 111th pope and jumps to the 112th the 111th pope never really gets the chance to live out his reign as pope. It easy speculated that he would be removed from the throne and then is replaced by a Jesuit or Black Pope. The Pope no longer reigns as pontiff and dies while under the care of the Vatican and soon after the Black Pope Petrus Romanus dies and is replaces with a “judge” this will be a signal that the antichrist is in power.
This indicates a struggle or schism in the Vatican where a Pope who is elected does not get support from the curia and that a secret or covert Pope is also running the church.
Jorge Mario Bergoglio has chosen his name to be Francis I and is the first Jesuit Pope.
Many believe that he is the Black Pope that replaced 111th Pope after Pope Benedict the XVI stepped down. It all seems to fit the prophecy and the final downfall for the Catholic Church.
There is a prophecy of St. Francis of Assisi that speaks of a future Pope with his name.
“There will be an uncanonically elected Pope who will cause a great schism, there will be diverse thoughts preached which will cause many, even those in the different orders to doubt, yea, even agree with those heretics which will cause my Order to divide, then will there be such universal dissensions and persecutions that if those days were not shortened even the elect would be lost.”
A 13th-century prophecy that speaks of the “black pope” also says that he will be a “great and mighty” pope with a secret. It is during his short reign that a known Monarch dies.
In yet another chilling synchronicity, Saint Hildegard wrote in 1129 that the time of the lineage of Popes leading to the final Pontiff would happen in a time where the world faces famine, earthquakes, strange weather and extraterrestrial dangers.
“A powerful wind will rise in the North carrying heavy fog and the densest dust (darkness?) by divine command and it will fill their throats and eyes so they will cease their savagery and be stricken with great fear. Before the Comet comes, many nations, the good excepted, will be scoured with want and famine. The great nation in the ocean that is inhabited by people of different tribes and descent by an earthquake, storm and tidal waves will be devastated. It will be divided, and in great part be submerged.
The comet by its tremendous pressure will force much out of the ocean and flood many countries, causing much want and many plagues. All sea coast cities will be fearful and many of them will be destroyed by tidal waves, and most living creatures will be killed and even those who escape will die from a horrible disease. For in none of those cities does a person live according to the laws of God.”
Is the Black Pig a metaphor to describe the Black Pope?
Prophecy is a tricky thing. Whatever you choose to believe to rid yourself of anxiety or fear of the unknown will implant a shadow archetype that will just manifest as some Tulpa or Egregore, later on.
We see our world changing and opinions of what is happening are diminished for so-called sober explanations.