Fifty years ago today, on November 19, 1963, The Dallas Times Herald detailed the exact route of the presidential motorcade. It showed the President would be going down Elm Street.
Part of the theorizing considers the special location of the "ritual killing" of the "King."
My study of place names imbued with sorcerous significance necessarily includes lines of latitude and longitude and the divisions of degrees in geography and cartography (minutes and seconds).Most recall this passage as if Downard was talking about the 33rd degree of latitude. But you understand, with the Freemasonry theory, there is not much difference between 32nd and 33rd degrees.
Let us take as an example the "Mason Road" in Texas that connects to the "Mason No El Bar" and the Texas-New Mexico ("The Land of Enchantment") border. This connecting line is on the 32nd degree. The 32nd degree is the penultimate Masonic degree awarded. When this 32nd degree of latitude is traced west into the "Land of Enchantment" it becomes situated midway between Deming and Columbus, New Mexico. ~ James Shelby Downard
Downard later states the significance of the 33rd latitude. It is all about the spot to Kill JFK:
Important "protective" strategy for Dealey Plaza was planned by the New Orleans CIA station whose headquarters were a Masonic temple building. Dallas, Texas is located ten miles north of the 33rd degree of latitude. The 33rd degree is the highest in Freemasonry and the founding lodge of the Scottish Rite in America was created in Charleston, South Carolina, exactly on the 33rd degree line. ~ James Shelby DownardWilliam Grimstad, writing even before it was published, was able to walk a wonderfully skeptical open-minded road, as he passed along the following summary of Downard's JFK insights in Weird America in 1978:
Would you believe John F. Kennedy as a ceremonial king-who-must-die? I'm afraid there is a certain body of opinion, undoubtedly the farthest-out brain wave of assassinology yet, that maintains the killing was pulled off, not by the Russians, the Cubans, the CIA, or the Mafia, but by alchemists.
As I understand the hypothesis, President Kennedy was for some reason chosen as The King (remember "Camelot," "Macbird" and all that?) after the fashion of James G. Frazer and Mary Renault whose "The King Must Die" he had been given to read before his death. This killing of the king in Dallas was related somehow to the touching off of the world's first atomic bomb at the Trinity Site in New Mexico 18 years earlier. Apparently the Bomb was the "destruction of primordial matter" stage of the grand alchemical working, but these conspiracy buffs aren't much more specific on details than were the early alchemists in their recipes. Anyway, Kennedy represented the next stage of the process - the "Death of the White King" - when he was immolated on a trinity site of his own. For, aren't Dealey Plaza and the ill-famed Triple Underpass on the bank of the old Trinity River? ~ William Grimstad
Grimstad, of course, is famed for his "Fayette Factor," which evolved directly from Downardian considerations. Grimstad, Michael Hoffman, and Adam Parfrey are among many responsible for keeping the King Kill conception alive, but the triad are the first three.
Popular cultural outlets, such as Robert Anton Wilson's works (e.g. Cosmic Trigger), the music of Marilyn Manson (e.g. King Kill 33), and the various books and movies about the numbers 23 and 33, have Downard's insights influencing a broader audience. My own works and books, including The Copycat Effect, show the readers various purple shades of Downard.
Developing from this, then, is what several writers have "discovered" as the significance of certain names or dates, or even factoids like Dealey Plaza being near the 33° north latitude and it being the first Masonic temple in Texas. Not too remarkably, most of the hints to these revelations track back to Downard.
Downard showed clearly the linkages between the mystical landscape and the 33° latitude. Intriguingly, awareness of the Fayette Factor seems more in play than any longterm knowledge of the 33° parallel or of 33 as a harmonic digit - except on anniversaries like on November 22, 2013. In general, it seems, more people follow the 23 "coincidences," in the numbers arena than they do "33." And, the 32nd degree is, after all, 23 reversed.
This is changing. Jim Brandon/William Grimstad penned the following thoughts in his 1983 book, The Rebirth of Pan: Hidden Faces of the American Earth Spirit: "...there are certain numbers entangled with certain phenomena...."
The top numerical candidate, coming into its own, has to be 33.
Thirty-three turns up in some remarkable places.
All kinds of associations have been made with the 33rd Parallel: pyramids, death rows, prisons, ufo crash sites, UFO sightings, the first nuclear explosion at the Trinity Atomic Bomb test site, the first site of the Scottish Rite in America, the first shots of the Civil War at Fort Sumter, and various assassination-assassination attempt locations (from Jesus to JFK & RFK, from Captain William Morgan to Gabrielle Giffords).
Hiroshima, Japan (August 6, 1945) and Nagasaki, Japan (August 9, 1945) experienced the dual atomic bombings that marked the international beginning of the Atomic Age.
The Trinity location is about 35 miles southeast of Socorro, New Mexico (which is at 34° 3' 29" N latitude, and the site of Lonnie Zamora CEIII 1964 incident - "craft" and "ufonauts" pictured above) at the White Sands Proving Ground.
Conspiracy sites often have statements like "close to 33° latitude are Kabul, Hollywood, Hiroshima & Nagasaki, Dallas 33°, Baghdad 33° and Phoenix also 33°," mentioning their power node locations. Certainly, this is the legacy of Downard. JFK was killed next to the Trinity River, in front of the Triple Overpass, at Dealey Plaza, on 11.22. It does seem, sometimes, like it all happened in a movie.
For example, while I was in West Hollywood, I kept having "coincidences" revolving around Mel Gibson. I have no idea why. By chance, his girlfriend (Nadia Lanfranconi, magazine cover) was my driver to and from the shoot. I got to meet and talked for sometime with a famed director (synchromystic fan favorite Zooey Deschanel's father Caleb) who had directed/photographed Gibson in various movies. In line for my flight back and in first class, there was Danny Glover, who had been with Gibson in several films.
Such events remind me of the lyrics from Route 66,
If you ever plan to motor west,
Travel my way, take the highway that is best.
As "Eugene" once observed here: "Route 66, starting in Chi-ka-go (energy-soul-lek lekha), terminates in Santa Monica (mother of Augustine, the codifier of 'the Empire never died'). Santa Monica is the on the 33rd parallel." (Actually, Santa Monica, near West Hollywood, is at 34°00'29N latitude.)
Last year, an important theorist in this realm wrote, during his Mason Road journeys:
In his magnum opus, King Kill 33°: Masonic Symbolism in the Assassination of John F. Kennedy, [James Shelby] Downard used the example of the “Mason Road,” which runs through Texas, as demonstrating an alchemical formula linking significant place names to the 33rd latitude, which so happens to be the highest degree (33) of Freemasonry.And...
Located along the 33rd degree one will find Dealey Plaza, Roswell and Alamagordo, New Mexico, in addition to other significant historical sites where high tech black magick rituals have presumably occurred. It should also be noted that Freemasonry’s most influential branch, the Scottish Rite, was founded by grand master Albert Pike in Charleston, South Carolina, a city also on the 33rd degree latitude. Dealey Plaza, located near the Trinity River, was the site of the first Masonic temple in Dallas. Kennedy’s ill-fated motorcade was just about to the “Triple Underpass” when “three shoots” rang out, wounding Kennedy twice and Texas Governor John Connally once. Even the date, 11/22/63 contains symbolic numerological significance (11 + 22 = 33).
Downard’s central thesis posited that this grand Masonic conspiracy consists of three great alchemical works:
1) The creation and destruction of primordial matter
2) The Killing of the King, Kennedy
3) The Making Manifest of all that is unseen, the final act. (At present time unknown as to the exact nature of this “final act,” though some have speculated it will be nuclear.) ~ Adam Golightly
Downard contended that the Illuminati arranged that the first man on the moon, Neil Armstrong, would be a 33rd degree Mason.Others - many others - have traveled this Mason Road along or near the 33rd latitude. To Fouke, Arkansas. To LaGrange, Georgia. To Lubbock, Texas. To Aurora, Texas.
Downard’s King Kill 33° draws upon a larger conspiratorial canon, which surfaced in an audiocassette series produced by Downard protégé William Grimstad in the mid 1970’s entitled Sirius Rising. According to author Robert Anton Wilson, Grimstad’s Sirius Rising presented the theory that “the Illuminati were preparing Earth, in an occult manner, for extraterrestrial contact.” Part of this magickal preparation consisted of the founding of Cal Tech, the home of Parson’s JPL, on the 33rd degree latitude, near the SoCal town of La Canada. Located in the same vicinity is the fabled Devil’s Gate Dam, where Parsons conducted O.T.O. rituals. ~ Adam Golightly
The unnatural nature of the 33° alignments is well-discussed in the synchromystic world. See, for example, the wild and weird, from Red Ice Creation's "Along the 33rd Parallel: A Global Mystery Circle" to Scoreboard Canada's "The 33rd Parallel: Masonic Line of Death...." and Hidden Mysteries' "Masons and Mystery at the 33rd Parallel."
Some are merely simple retellings, as with what Andrew Nicholson wrote over a year ago:
In 1963, US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas close to the 33rd Parallel on 22 November (11/22). And then just after midnight on 6 June 1968, JFK’s younger brother, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, about 1,245 miles east along the 33rd parallel from where his brother was murdered. ~ Andrew NicholsonYes, scores have talked about "Mason Road," even if they haven't used that phrase. Some even realized that Elm Street is literally the place Downard was talking about, personified.
Elm Street is an important boundary, delineating the Main Street District of downtown Dallas, Texas, which is also bounded by Lamar Street, the US 75/I-45 (I-345) elevated highway and Commerce Street. Many of the grand historic buildings that had been neglected have been restored and adapted for new use. Pegasus Plaza is the district's urban plaza. It takes its name from Pegasus, the iconic sign atop the adjacent Magnolia Hotel, and the mythical flying horse. It is bounded by the Magnolia Hotel (formerly the Magnolia Petroleum Building, built in August 1922), Adolphus Tower (October 5, 1912, built by the founder of the Anheuser-Busch company, Adolphus Busch) and the Kirby Building (former the Busch Building, also built by Adolphus Busch, in 1913). Pegasus and Magnolia are two power names, of course, but some of these buildings appear to have significant beginnings.
When Elm gets ready, its strike will completely smash an enemy....
Elm is good for any magic workings, which are involving strength; and it also has the ability to add stability and grounding to a spell. Elm does well in dark practices, especially in spells that can bring irreversible material damage. It is known to dull the senses and cause depression or darkness, and is often used in dealing with shadows.