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Posted on March 9th, 2022 by Clyde Lewis

There has been a lot of controversial news coverage lately about a symbol empowered by the Russian troops and that is the letter or symbol, undefinedZ.undefined The media is now calling it the Russian version of the Swastika while some military analysts are saying it its where the units originate from. It can be argued that the open use of occult symbols or sigils, base thematics, immoral memes, and fetishism are luring people towards aberrant ideologies and a ritual initiation as we are in Year Zero. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with US Army veteran and speculative fiction writer, Sean Patrick Hazlett about WORD WAR ZERO.





I received an email a few days ago. It was from a listener who told me that she was new to my show and has been amazed at how we have been able to use parapolitical points to help understand the war. She said that she also believed that this war is different because as I have said this war has put people under a spell.

She told me that the war that is happening is not only a physical war but a metaphysical war that she believes is ushering in Year Zero. She offered her own definition of Year Zero saying that it is the beginning of revolutionary change. the beginning of any new system or regime.

I couldnundefinedt have said it any better as the great reset is the goal and there seems to be this alchemical vibe in the mix that is almost supernatural.

Slowly but surely more and more people are going to wake up out of their hypnosis and understand that this war in its infancy is the beginning, the acclimation period for initiates. Then eventually we will see the ritual of the Solve et coagula which is the process of purification by fire.

Perhaps a nuclear fire or worse.

The prospect would be a massive alchemical initiation on a grand scale with all of the symbols sigils and artifacts necessary to control the crowdundefineds mind into demanding a new order or a regime.

The revolution is here, but most are hypnotized by symbols and propaganda undefined that if examined will reveal an empowered enterprise that will trap even the elect.

To many observers today, the world of occult and esoteric groups seems to represent something too complex, irreducibly alien, and incomprehensible.

However, sometimes there are clues and empowered symbols that mesmerize people and put them in a massive trance.

Everywhere you look we see the colors or yellow and blue. There are more people who would rather fly a Ukrainian flag than an American one to show solidarity for the war undefined usually, both flags would show healthy solidarity, with the colors flying above the flag of another nation.

Not so with this war undefined we are all under the spell of one flag over a different flag undefined one that we are saluting without an ounce of forethought or meaning.

It is trendy, but is it really? What has compelled people to reject their own flag for one of another country they know nothing about.

The answer is that the Ukrainian flag and its colors are an empowered Sigil.

War and the deaths of thousands now empower it as if it were a talisman of protection and unity.

Nowhere in the United States and in NATO countries would you hear of anyone declaring it a symbol of evil or treachery.

But the devotion to another country or even to another type of governing body other than our own may be seen as treason undefined by some.

But it doesnundefinedt matter because it has been empowered by death and destruction undefined a symbol to rally around in support of a country other than your own.

There will be other symbols that will be empowered as the war grows, and soon it will be overwhelming, and people will soon find themselves in voluntary entrapment undefined forgetting the cause and struggling to survive.

This mesmerism for symbol and empowered sigils is not just found here at home.

There is now another symbol that has been empowered by the Russian troops and that is the letter or Symbol Z.

The media is now calling it the Russian version of the Swastika.

No one is asking to have it removed from the alphabet yet but there is always time undefined and to be honest, it is quite peculiar that the symbol is being used on military vehicles since the letter Z is not in the Russian alphabet.

While many occult figures and groups were surveilled or policed by the Third Reich, a closer look at Nazi policies suggests a more complex picture.

Reflecting back on the first eight years of the Third Reich, the Nazis’ chief ideologist, Alfred Rosenberg, wrote, “The success of National Socialism, the unique appearance of the Führer, has no precedent in German History…. The consequence … is that many Germans, due to their proclivity for the romantic and the mystical, indeed the occult, came to understand the success of National Socialism in this fashion.”² For Germans, Rosenberg suggests, esoteric thinking was perfectly compatible.

Symbols and colors, along with pageantry is what won the hearts and minds of the Germans undefined an all of these techniques are being used now in this war.

Now with the blue and the yellow, from the internet to the state of the union address -and now in the battlefields we see the letter Z as another symbol of power from Russia.

Some occultists say that the Z is similar to the idea of the Zig Zag course that was seen as a strategy by the Nazis in the Third Reich.

The Reich was known for its ambiguities and its duplicities. Now we see Russian aggression in the same light.

What started out as curious markings slapped in white paint on Russian tanks and trucks has now become a symbol of Vladimir Putin’s own version of World War Z.

The new war in the Year Zero.

The “Z” has become akin to a new “swastika” or symbol of hatred and is showing up everywhere supporters of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine can be found.

undefinedZundefined, a letter that features in the Latin alphabet but not in Cyrillic, first appeared several weeks ago on military vehicles rolling towards Ukraine, possibly to distinguish them from Ukrainian forces and avoid friendly fire.

Initially, it was thought that the Z symbol was in fact the number 2 representing the 22 of February or 2/22/22. That was the day Russia ratified the agreement of friendship, cooperation, and mutual assistance with the breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine, Donetsk and Luhansk.

Since Russia started its invasion of Ukraine, the letter undefinedZundefined emblazoned on its advancing armored vehicles has gripped public consciousness on social media. Though there is no consensus on what the letter actually signifies, it has become synonymous with the Russian army. There are many theories brewing around it, with many saying undefinedZundefined stands for the first letter of the Russian word undefinedZapadundefined, which means West, while some noted it was the first letter in the surname of Ukraineundefineds leader Volodymyr Zelensky.

The Letter “‘Z’ or the Zed symbol is what the Russian Military are putting on their vehicles departing to Ukraine. Some interpret ‘Z’ as ‘Za pobedy’ (for victory). Others as ‘Zapad’ (West). Anyway, this symbol invented just a few days ago became a symbol of new Russian ideology and national identity.

The government-aligned Kommersant business daily this week published aerial photos of some 60 children and their families forming the shape of the letter in the snowy courtyard of a hospice in Kazan, central Russia.

Several days later, 20-year-old gymnast Ivan Kuliak stepped onto the third-place podium step at the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, wearing a undefinedZundefined affixed to his chest undefined a Ukrainian athlete stood to his right, having snagged gold.

The International Gymnastics Federation responded by calling for an investigation into Kuliak for his undefinedshocking behaviorundefined.

He, however, told Russian media that, if he could, undefinedI would do it againundefined.

Regardless, an array of politicians, celebrities and influencers want to show off their patriotic zeal by splashing the symbol that is emblematic of allegiance to the Kremlin.

Roskomnadzor, Russiaundefineds media regulator, which has recently been working to block media critical of the military operation, accordingly edited its profile on the Telegram messenger to capitalize the undefinedZundefined in the agencyundefineds name.

Beyond Moscow and Saint Petersburg, flash mobs and demonstrations of support have sprung up in far-flung regions under the slogan undefinedWe do not abandon our ownundefined.

Women have been singing with choir members wearing a undefinedZundefined on their chests, taxis have displayed a undefinedZundefined on their windows and cars have parked in the shape of a undefinedZundefined.

In the region of Barnaul in southern Siberia, a huge undefinedZundefined was on the snow, in the orange and brown colors of the Saint George ribbon, a historical symbol of Russian and Soviet military successes. Business-savvy minds have seen that T-shirts with the undefinedZundefined logo are now being sold online.

This is definitely a state-induced meme undefined much like the Blue and Yellow memes that are permeating throughout the internet.

There is a hidden occult meme of the sigil Z.

Letter Z corresponds to Zain, or Zayin in the Hebrew alphabet, meaning weapon, sword, arrow, or scepter. Symbolically, the weapon is the tongue, the sword is the words, and the scepter is the mastery in the right use of words.

Therefore, the conquest of Zain refers to the conquest of the tongue to learn how to speak the truth.

In the Book of Proverbs it says:

“There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

As Zain is the 7th letter in Hebrew,  Z is double of 7, whose vibration is of mysticism, spirituality, and occultism. Therefore, Z is very attracted to spiritual realms. The shape of Z symbolizes lightning, which is the reason which is also a symbol for Zeus (Jupiter).

Anciently the runic symbol of Z is also a shape of a moving serpent.

In Gematria  numerology, we have:

GOD = 7 + 15 + 4 = 26

Z is the 26th letter of English alphabet, so it is also symbolic of God again connected to Zeus.

Sometimes it is a disadvantage to know a few things about the occult and symbolism. You no longer can watch a movie or a music video without feeling or sensing that the symbolism involved is not somehow tied to some ancient magic that is proven to be powerful.

Symbolism as we well know is powerful and symbols are empowered as sigils or talismans that can create feelings and attitudes. One of the more magical of symbols of course is the Swastika. At first the symbol was a symbol of life and healing, then after a manipulation and repositioning the Symbol became a mesmerizing artifact and now represents all that is vile and inhuman on planet earth.

It appears to this day in film, and in presentations, and with it comes a tsunami of feelings. It is an obvious effective tool to send a message today and there seems to be no apparent change in the way this symbol will be seen for generations to come.

In the book, Simulacra and Simulation by Jean Baudrillard symbols shape reality and even though many do not know the meaning of the symbols many of them do resonate with us for some reason and our minds are drawn to them. Certain colors stimulate sexual feelings; certain sounds can be triggers that bring back memories, smells, even enjoyable of even tragic moments in our lives.

Symbolism can either reveal certain truths, or it can obscure of hide real intent and purpose. The question is why are the symbols being used, are they part of a greater ritual and what is the purpose of the ritualism and simulation? Will it make an imprint on the people who witness it? Is it coincidence or intentional?

These questions need to be asked every time an image shows up on the paranormal radar screen. I always see these interesting images and while occult imagery is always attributed to some Satanic or Illuminated conspiracy, the idea of such imagery needs to be examined and looked upon with curiosity and intrigue rather than just limited to intentional Satanic brainwashing.

Like it or not, symbolism always affects our decisions and our subconscious. Those who have studied deep occult symbolism will know that sacred geometry and other factors are responsible for choice and enticement.

You see it in religion, you see it in politics, you see it in the music industry. It cannot be avoided and you can decide if it is manipulation, or full of some sort of evil intent.

There is the metaphor that is not lost on some people and the Twilight Language that has been used not only by me but by the media. Twilight Language is the language of symbols numbers and hints that point to a supernatural or paranormal explanation as to why strange things happen in the world. Many of you who know me, understand that I see the world in patterns. I am a person who often detects symbolic language, actions, and the number that renders the mind waiting for a kind of synchronicity to unfold.

When you share this type of thinking with people, they are not always receptive and tend to think that you are prone to magical thinking.

I can assure you that it is not magical thinking – it is merely pattern-seeking and acknowledging that a lot of coincidence is meaningful and that it can be the result of calling upon a confidence trickster. Or to manipulate the masses into accepting a way of thinking that they are not used to.

It has been argued there are elite puppet masters, the so-called THEY out there somewhere that would love nothing better than to sell your soul. Sometimes we unknowingly make Faustian bargains. With a little dose of hype reality and a bit of repetition, we begin to notice that we tend to make emotional and sometimes bad choices. At times, we wonder why we do it.

We just do it.

Whether we are buying a product, watching a TV show or listening to a song – the things we see or hear affect us on an unconscious level.

We are wading through a sea of propaganda that pushes products, violence, sex, and even occult themes.

Now it is pushing for war and eventually self-annihilation undefined those who are cheering on this war and are caught up in the trance are the ones who in the end will wonder why they were goaded into supporting their own starvation and their own peril.

The general public is slowly being initiated and sold on ideas that we once considered taboo or immoral. It can be argued that open use of occult symbols, a base thematics, immoral memes and fetishism are luring people towards ideologies that may be damaging them intellectually.

Some will say that this is all part of a sinister conspiracy to beguile the population into falling for the tricks of the trade. The trade of course is mental enslavement and the creators of this manipulation believe that the end justifies the means.

Control is the shared goal of these numerous conspiring individuals, groups, and governments, and in that sense, they work together, collaborating here, working individually there, creating an evolving noose of technological expertise that covertly tightens around humanity’s throat. With this goal in place, with money and the tools of advanced technology in hand, the overall program of accomplishment crystallizes.

Barely three years into the 2020s, and we seem to be living out the prophesies of the Book of Revelation with its dire warnings about plague, poverty, hatred, and war.

We see the symbolism, we take in the sign and wonders but we deny the spirit in which they were revealed undefined and none believe in their power or what they mean in the apocalypse.

But there are a fortunate few who know and are vigilant.

New threats have arisen to occupy our attention and fuel our fears: food shortages, spiking inflation, rocketing gas prices-and yet we are supporting and cheering on a war undefined does anyone see this ad mind controlled insanity, with all the dog whistles bells and symbols?

Is this the end of the world as we know it? Or is this the beginning of the end of the world?

Is this the last gasp of a world that thinks that Uniting in War is something God approves of?

There was once a poem that i once read from a polish Poet that stated that the end of the world comes on a day that will be just as normal as any other day: He said:

“Those who expected lightning and thunder are disappointed. And those who expected signs and archangels’ trumps do not believe it is happening now. As long as the sun and the moon are above, as long as the bumblebee visits a rose, as long as rosy infants are born, no one believes it is happening now… There will be no other end of the world.”

Bertram Gross in his book, Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power in America wrote:

“Anyone looking for black shirts, mass parties, or men on horseback will miss the telltale clues of creeping fascism. In any First World country of advanced capitalism, the new fascism will be colored by national and cultural heritage, ethnic and religious composition, formal political structure, and geopolitical environment… In America, it would be super modern and multi-ethnic as American as Madison Avenue, executive luncheons, credit cards, and apple pie. It would be fascism with a smile.

As a warning against its cosmetic façade, subtle manipulation, and velvet gloves, I call it friendly fascism. What scares me most is its subtle appeal. I am worried by those who fail to remember-or have never learned -that Big Business-Big Government partnerships, backed up by other elements, were the central facts behind the power structures of old fascism in the days of Mussolini, Hitler, and the Japanese empire builders.”

In fact, there are those who are speculating that the use of the letter Z in this war is similar to what Mussolini used in his fasces symbolism or even the symbol of the The Wolfsangel or the Wolf Hook that has been used by the Neo-Nazi Azov battalion in Ukraine.

Well as we ponder all of the symbolism of the letter Z in Year Zero  undefined Z is the last letter or the Alphabet.

And it could be the very last note played in the worldundefineds funeral dirge.


Sean Patrick Hazlett is an US Army veteran, speculative fiction writer and editor, and finance executive in the San Francisco Bay area. He holds an AB in history and BS in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. As a cavalry officer serving in the elite 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, he trained various Army and Marine Corps units for war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sean is a 2017 winner of the Writers of the Future Contest. More than forty of his short stories have appeared in publications such as The Year’s Best Military and Adventure SF, Year’s Best Hardcore Horror, Terraform, Galaxy’s Edge, Writers of the Future, Grimdark Magazine, Vastarien, and Abyss & Apex, among others. He is an active member of the Horror Writers Association and Codex Writers’ Group. Hazlett’s award-winning short story “Adramelech” appeared in the Wall Street Journal best-selling anthology L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 33.