Drudge tonight put up an image of the goddess Columbia from the Capitol Building. Q-Anon has mentioned the goddess that Washington, D.C. was named after specifically.
Notice also that Columbia was considered to be an antidote to the power the British goddess of the state, Britannia, so named by John Dee with inspiration from angelic spirits, as I mentioned before. They both wear the same Roman headdress Here Bob Arnabeck describes the symbolic association:
During the Revolution, Columbia was hailed as the goddess protecting America against Britannia. For example Phyllis Wheatley sent a poem to General Washington in 1775, and it was published in the Pennsylvania Magazine in 1776, which contained these passages:
Celestial choir! enthron’d in realms of light,
Columbia’s scenes of glorious toils I write.
While freedom’s cause her anxious breast alarms,
he flashes dreadful in refulgent arms….
Fix’d are the eyes of nations on the scales,
For in their hopes Columbia’s arm prevails.
Anon Britannia droops the pensive head,
While round increase the rising hills of dead.
Ah! cruel blindness to Columbia’s state!
Lament thy thirst of boundless power too late.
Proceed, great chief, with virtue on thy side,
Thy ev’ry action let the goddess guide.
A crown, a mansion, and a throne that shine,
With gold unfading, Washington be thine.”
As I mentioned in my essay Fake N.E.W.S.: Unboxing the Compass:
There is a meaning hidden here in the motif patterns. One of the early names for the Americas was “Columbia,” from the Latin word for dove, columba, which is also related to the word “column.” The association between doves and navigation is most likely the reason why Christopher Columbus chose his alias thusly.
But also, using the name “Christopher,” meaning the “Christ-carrier” (which he signed with an “X” for “Christ” standing in for the first syllable), indicates that part of his job was to lead like a dove and bring Christianity across the waters, just like his namesake, St. Christopher, brought the baby Jesus across the raging river in the famous fable. But in that tale, it was only because Saint Christopher was a giant that he was able to bear the burden of Christ, which included the weight of all the world’s sins. Again, the theme of Atlas, and of a chosen human “column” or pillar to bear a divine weight comes up.
Also, from my book Solomon’s Treasure (2005) I wrote:
The Latin words for the Pillars of Hercules were “Columnae Herculis”, the “columnae” being the plural of “columna”, meaning “column” or “pillar.” This is further related to “columen”, meaning “that which is raised on high.” Is the basis for yet another Latin word, “columba”, meaning a “dove” or “pigeon.” Doves hold a very significant place in religious traditions from throughout the world and throughout history. They were the sacred companions of the Middle Eastern goddesses Semiramis and Ishtar, the Egyptian Isis, the Roman Venus, and the Greek Pallas Athena. In Judaism and Christianity they were associated with peace. One reason for this is the dove’s appearance in the story of the Flood of Noah. According to Genesis, when Noah’s Ark was perched atop Mt. Ararat, Noah sent out a dove to survey the land. When it came back with an olive branch in its beak, he knew that the waters had begun to subside, and that it would soon be safe to leave the Ark. (It is interesting, then, that the front of America’s Great Seal does feature a bird, in this case an eagle, holding an olive branch.)
Another story involving a dove, this time from Greek myth, evokes many of the same themes. It is part of the saga of Jason and the Argonauts, sailing in their ship, the Argo, in search of the Golden Fleece. (“Argo” is related to the word “Ark.”) Their ship was attempting to pass through the Symplegades, two rocks marking the passage from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean Sea that were continually smashing against each other. Jason, the pilot of the Argo, sent a dove through the passage to see if it was possible to make it across without getting smashed. The bird made it safely through with the help of the Pallas Athena, and afterwards so did the ship. Later on, the dove, named Columba, was placed in the sky by Athena as a constellation, where it forever guides the Argo, which was also made into a constellation. These two star clusters are often associated symbolically with Noah’s Ark.
It is interesting that the continents of both North and South America were originally called “Columbia”, after their supposed discoverer, Christopher Columbus. The name is retained in the name of the South American country of Columbia, the Canadian province British Columbia, the Columbia Gorge between the U.S. states of Washington and Oregon, and of course, the U.S. capitol, Washington, District of Columbia. Just like the Athena of the Greeks, the Marianne of the French, and the Britannia of England, Columbia became personified as the national goddess of the United States, depicted on numerous coins and government monuments. On early designs for the Great Seal of the United States, artist and Freemason William Barton had even included a depiction of Columbia holding a dove.
So is there any possible link between Columbia, Columbus, and Columba the dove? Well, the word “columbus” is simply a masculine form of “columba”, and thus means “a male dove.” Could the explorer have been given this name because he was sent out by the king and queen of Spain to explore beyond the Pillars of Hercules in search of a new passage to India, just as the dove Columba was sent ahead of the Argo to seek passage through the Symplegades?
So once again we have the Plus Ultra concept, going beyond the pillars to the next dimension, and into the subjects covered in my piece “Hidden Hyperspace Kingdoms for the Elite: Daumal’s Mt. Analogue, Disney’s Plus Ultra Tomorrowland, and Ayn Rand’s Atlantis.” Below is an illustrated reading of that piece, which is itself an excerpt of the essay “Fake N.E.W.S.: Unboxing the Compass” by Tracy R. Twyman (for premium subscribers).
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