So, I admit it. I am a total word nerd—thesaurus junkie. That’s a Haiku. Since I was in first grade and learned to write my first haiku, I have loved reading, writing, poetry, language, and words. As I get older, my appreciation grows. I love puns and words with hidden or double meanings. This is where my desire to uncover arcane meanings and disingenuous trickery through the use (or abuse) of language came into being—an intrigue that has come in handy when trying to discern the real meaning behind a lot of this occult/Freemasonry terminology that is now coming to Light.
I would absolutely LOVE to take full credit for this, but credit must go where credit is due. Kudos to Roisin Mangan—a You Tube commenter responding to the latest video put out by Weekend Warrior.
At the commenter’s suggestion, I looked up the definition of “Mask” on the online Encyclopedia Britannica website. The remainder of this article will be excerpts from that encyclopedia entry. To read the article in full, click HERE.
Bearing in mind that the online article has theatrical, costume, cosplay, and ritualistic/religious masks in mind—the symbolism behind the creation and use of masks is applicable in that the wearing of the COVID face masks has become a socially-engineered phenomenon. Given all the Facebook fist fights and social media skirmishes, it is apparent that these masks represent far more to Americans than a fine layer of fabric protecting them from other people’s spittle.
This article is not a commentary on the legitimacy, existence, or threat–alleged or otherwise–of COVID-19. It is a spiritual and philosophical consideration of the Enemy’s effective incorporation and implementation of symbolism upon society; and the powers of transformation that these symbols have upon our personal and cultural identities.
With that said, here are the quotes.
“Mask, a form of disguise or concealment usually worn over or in front of the face to hide the identity of a person and by its own features to establish another being. This essential characteristic of hiding and revealing personalities or moods is common to all masks.”
“Masks usually represent supernatural beings, ancestors, and fanciful or imagined figures, and they can also be portraits. The localization of a particular spirit in a specific mask must be considered a highly significant reason for its existence. In masks worn for socially significant rituals, the change in identity of the wearer for that of the mask is vital, for if the spirit represented does not reside in the image of the mask, the ritual petitions, supplications, and offerings made to it would be ineffectual and meaningless. The mask, therefore, most often functions as a means of contact with various spirit powers, thereby protecting against the unknown forces of the universe by prevailing upon their potential beneficence in all matters relative to life.”
“As the form of the mask develops, it is usually believed to acquire power increasingly in its own right, and again various procedures are prescribed to protect the craftsman and to ensure the potency of the object. If all the conventions have been adhered to, the completed mask, when worn or displayed, is regarded as an object suffused with great supernatural or spirit power. In some cultures it is believed that because of the close association between the mask maker and the spirit of the mask, the artist absorbs some of its magic power. A few West African peoples believe, in fact, that the creators of masks are potentially capable of using the object’s supernatural powers to cause harm to others.”
“The person who wears the mask is also considered to be in direct association with the mask’s spirit force and is consequently exposed to like personal danger of being affected by it. The real drama and power of its form is the important contribution of the wearer. Covered by the mask and costume, the performer loses his previous identity and assumes a new one. Upon donning the mask, the wearer sometimes undergoes a psychic change and as in a trance assumes the spirit character depicted by the mask.”
See also: Home Alone? Put on a Mask!