Isis and the Dark Veils of Masonry

Dr. Iyanla Vanzant, an Orisha Priestess and New Age guru behind Iyanla Fix My Life, recently made a series of Facebook posts about her visit to the Louvre Museum in Paris. Two posts particularly caught my attention:

On April 19, she wrote:

“Isis is Our Lady! According to our tour guide, Notre Dame was originally the temple in which the people worshipped the goddess Isis who was considered the matriarchal protector of Paris.”

On April 22, she posted a picture of Isis along with those of the Catholic Madonna and wrote:

“The First is Not the Last! The statue of Auset/Isis nursing her son Horus, housed at Louvre Museum in Paris is dated First Dynasty B.C. is part of the history of Khemet aka Egypt. On the other side of the museum there are a dozen of photos of the Blessed Mother and Child that do not include the original image of Auset/Isis and Horus.”

A trained mind can decode the undertones in Iyanla’s words. She is saying that the Mary and Jesus in Christianity were an European “whitewashing” of ancient Egyptian pagan deities. Therefore, if Africans or African Americans want the “real deal,” they should embrace the original “Blessed mother and son” of the Kemet: Isis and Horus.

Although, there is a belief that the Cathedral of Notre Dame was supposedly built on the site of a former temple to Isis, it’s only an hypothesis. What has been credibly documented is that it was formerly the site of a temple dedicated to the Gallo-Roman deity, Jupiter – also identified as Cernunnos, the Horned god of witchcraft. [1]

To affirm that an African goddess was regarded as “the matriarchal protector of Paris” – a region originally inhabited by Celtic tribes – begs one’s credulity. The bottom line is: the real Mary of the Bible differs from the revamped “Blessed Virgin Mary” of Rome (which was modelled after Isis) by a country mile.

Freemasonry also has a link with the Kemet. But what many Masons, especially in the lower degrees, do not know is that the Egyptian pagan triad (Osiris, Isis and Horus) is covertly introduced to them in the Masonic rituals.

Unless they read the works of Masonic experts explaining the symbols and allegories embedded in their rites, they are intentionally kept in the dark about this.

Masonry is a mystery religion; like Hermeticism and Alchemy, it conceals its secrets from all except the adept and sages, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead the initiate. They conceal the truth from them and draw them away from it. [2]

A central ritual of Masonry is based on the legend of Hiram Abif, the Widow’s Son. In the ritual, he is accosted by three fellowcrafts who are ruffians (Jubelo, Jubelah and Jubelum). The three thugs strike him, finally killing him, bury his body in the rubble of the temple of Solomon and later lug it out of town and bury it on a hill under an acacia tree.

Solomon and King Hiram find the body on the hill of Mt. Moriah. Eventually, Solomon takes the decomposing right hand of Hiram Abif by the “Strong Grip of the Lion’s Paw,” the Master Mason grip, and hauls his carcass out of the ground, apparently resurrecting him (although this is never clear). [3]

This is simply an enactment of the dying-rising fertility god rituals found in all pagan systems. The third degree lecture discusses the monument erected to the memory of Hiram (of course, no Hebrew would build a monument of statues) saying:

“…Masonic tradition informs us that there was erected to his memory a Masonic monument, consisting of “a beautiful virgin, weeping over a broken column, before her, a book was open; in her right hand a sprig of acacia, in her left an urn; behind her stands Time, unfolding and counting the ringlets of her hair.” [4]

Before one can understand the symbolisms espoused here, one must have a knowledge of the myth of the Egyptian triad – Osiris, Isis and Horus. Here is what a reference work says about Isis:

“The traditions concerning her cult state that when Osiris was slain by the god Set, Isis began a journey to discover his remains. Osiris’s coffin was eventually engulfed by a fragrant tamarisk tree, and Isis soon found the box and the corpse in Byblos, where it floated on the Mediterranean Sea … Isis hid the coffin of Osiris, but Set discovered it and dismembered the body into 14 pieces. Isis persisted and began to look for the parts of her husband. She found all of his remains except for his phallus, which had been devoured by a Nile fish, called Oxyrrnchus by the Greeks.” [5]

When Isis fashioned Osiris’ body together and reanimated it with her magical powers, she became pregnant from the corpse and gave birth to Horus. The source also says:

“In another adventure, the goddess Isis discovered the secret name of the god Ré, viewed always as the most potent of magical weapons. She thus provided herself with additional powers, all of which she dedicated to the service of mankind.” [6]

With this in mind, we can now grasp the symbolisms behind the monument allegedly erected to Hiram Abif.

The “beautiful virgin” is Isis weeping for her husband. The broken column represents the phallus of Osiris. The spring of acacia she held is an allusion to Kemetic soul immortality and agricultural fertility.

The urn is a canopic jar used in Egyptian funerary rituals to store the vital organs of mummies. [7] The “Time” standing behind her refers to Saturn, a later form of Set, the Egyptian god of violence, chaos and disorder. Set is one of the oldest forms of Satan. [8]

It’s clear that the Masonic appellation “Widow’s Son” is a veiled reference to Horus, the son of Isis. There’s a striking similarity between the Masonic legend of Hiram Abif and the Kemetic myth of Osiris.

Both are slain by wicked men who are in turn slain in vengeance; both are buried, dug up, buried again, and finally buried a third time, after an attempt to raise them from the dead. Both are also craftsmen.

Even though Masonry is a masculine form of the mysteries which downplays the goddess’ role, nevertheless, Isis is presented as the holder of the key to the depths of magick.

Just as Isis discovered the secret name of Ra, Masonry is also based on rediscovering the “Master’s Word,” a secret name. Thus, Manly Hall, a 33° Mason and one of the most influential occultists in the last century, wrote:

“In one of the myths concerning her, Isis is said to have conjured the invincible God of Eternities, Ra, to tell her his secret and sacred name, which he did. This name is equivalent to the Lost Word of Masonry. By means of this Word, a magician can demand obedience from the invisible and superior deities.” [9]

It can’t get any clearer than that. Masonry has nothing to do with the God of the Bible, but pagan deities which He warned us never to serve (Exodus 20:2-3). Freemasonry is no different from the Old Path of witchcraft. They channel the same demonic deities for power, wisdom and protection.

Hall also revealed that:

“The great mysteries of Hermeticism, the great spiritual truths hidden from the world by the ignorance of the world, and the keys of the secret doctrines of the ancient philosophers, are all symbolized by the Virgin Isis. Veiled from head to foot, she reveals her wisdom only to the tried and initiated few who have earned the right to enter her sacred presence…” [10]

Isis in her various forms is the evil entity that all occultists and witches must plug themselves into to wield their powers.

Just as Satan blinds the minds of unbelievers, this demon has a special ability to bind the minds of her worshippers with her dark religious veils and prevent them from receiving the light of the Gospel of Christ (2 Cor. 4:4).

So when Iyanla presents Isis to her fans as “Our Lady,” or a “cross bearer” invites you to behold the veiled mysteries of the “Holy Grail,” or a Wiccan introduces you to the energies of Astarte or a Catholic waxes eloquent about the power of “the Blessed Virgin Mary,” note carefully that her true identity is the demonic queen of heaven.

Notes

[1] Valiente, Doreen, An ABC of Witchcraft, Phoenix, WA, 1988, p. 159.

[2] Pike, Albert, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Supreme Council of the Thirty -Third Degree, Charleston, 1950, p. 104-105.

[3] Duncan, Malcolm, Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor, David McKay Company, Inc., New York, 1987, pp. 102-121.

[4] Duncan, p. 125.

[5] Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, Margaret Bunson, Facts on File, NY., 2002 p. 183.

[6] Ibid, p. 183.

[7] Flexner, Stuart Berg, The Random House Dictionary of the English Language, Random House, New York, 1987, p. 305.

[8] Ancient History Encyclopedia https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.ancient.eu/amp/1-14437/

[9] Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of the Ages, Lulu, 1973, p. 114.

[10] Manly p. 84.

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Masonry and the English Throne

Queen Elizabeth II is Britain’s longest-reigning monarch. Elizabeth, now aged 93, is also the kingdom’s oldest ever monarch.

She is the 40th monarch in a royal line that traces its origin back to Norman King William the Bastard who claimed the throne with victory over Anglo-Saxon Harold II at the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

Since becoming Queen, Elizabeth II has seen 13 prime ministers, starting with Winston Churchill, 14 U.S. Presidents, from Harry Truman to Donald Trump, and every of Nigeria’s Head-of-State since Independence in 1960.

Officially, the Queen is a member of the Church of England. Under British law, as reigning monarch, she is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. All members of the British royal family are officially affiliated with the Anglican Church.

Yet, not one of them has been known to testify to the atoning power of the blood of Jesus Christ. Instead, they have been known to be Pantheists, Gnostics and Masons.

Queen Elizabeth’s father, Prince Philip, was a Mason. Her father, King George VI was a Master Mason. The same for King Edward VII.

The Queen and her son, Prince Charles, also belong to the highest ranks of Masons in the world through the Order of the Garter. The Queen was installed as a “lady” of the Order of the Garter on April 23, 1948 (her birthday) while still a princess.

When she became queen, she became the sovereign of the Order. On July 26, 1958, Prince Charles became a knight of the Order.

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is the most prestigious “chivalric” order in the British Isles. It’s said to be an order of “Christian Knighthood” (which is an oxymoron) established by King Edward III and his son, Edward the “Black Prince” in 1348, few years after the fall of the powerful Knights Templar. [1]

The Order remains one of the most elite societies in Europe and it appears to be at pinnacle of English-speaking Freemasonry, if not all Masonry 

The legend behind the Order’s founding has it that King Edward III was dancing with the young countess of Salisbury (Joan of Kent) in the presence of his court in Calais, France in 1347. Suddenly, the lady dropped her garter in the middle of the dance. The incident shocked the court and all the dancing ceased.

Edward gallantly knelt down, picked up her garter and tied it around his own knee. Then he uttered the famous words: “Honi soit qui mal y pense”, which means, “Shame be to him who thinks evil of it”. In honour of the occasion, the King founded the Order with 26 knights (13 x 2) and his words became its motto. [2]

Of course, seeing ladies’ undergarments couldn’t have been shocking in 14th century England, but the garter was (and still is) the symbol of a witch high priestess. [3]

In the Craft, when a high priestess becomes a “witch queen”, i.e. when her coven of witches splits off a daughter coven with its own priestess, she acquires a silver, crescent moon-shaped buckle on her garter. With a subsequent coven created, a new buckle is added. [4]

Ostensibly, Edward was dancing with a witch queen and dropping her garter which identified her with the pagan religion of witchcraft in a nominally Christian court could have warranted her arrest. Hence, Edward gave the lady and her religion his blessing. He may have meant, “Shame be to him who thinks evil of witchcraft.” 

Edward’s choice of two groups of 13 knights is the key to this odd puzzle. In witchcraft traditions, 13 is the size of a coven and the number of moon feasts (esbats) in a given year. 

As the head of the Order of the Garter, the Queen of England and her son, Prince Charles are edged with two rows of 168 miniature gold buckles, (exactly like the horseshoe shaped buckles on a witch queen’s garter) plus one which is worn on his or her leg. This equals 169 (13 x 13!)

This essentially shows through occult symbolism that the British sovereign (in this case, Queen Elizabeth) is a Witch Queen or King. [5]

Another angle to this occult numerology is the fact that Charles is the thirteenth Prince of Wales to be invested into the order. There we have it again: the number 13.

It has been pointed out that the royal wedding between Prince Charles and Princess Diana was held at a period known as Lammastide in Paganism. Lammastide (from late July to early August) is traditionally believed to be a time for witch weddings.

This is hardly coincidental. It’s also possible that Diana herself may have been a pawn in the diabolical royal chess game.

Many multi-generational occultists raise their children with no knowledge of their dark heritage, and then covertly arrange marriages with other families possessing carefully guarded bloodlines. 

Dr. Gregory Reid, a retired private investigator on occult crimes (and a Satanic ritual abuse survivor) aptly notes this:

Generational occultists, like the ones some refer to as ‘illuminati’ or ‘luciferians’ (which I think is a more accurate term) go back over some centuries and make sure the ‘line’ of occult power that has been worked up over the years passes into the next generation. ‘Old money’ is kind of what you would expect – families that go back generations and get their power and prestige and position and political placement from wealth that was gotten long ago and continues to amass – for example, the Rockefellers, Kennedys, the Getty’s. Not saying they were involved in the occult, and not saying they weren’t, but the most powerful occult families are wealthy and very, very old. [6]

Princess Diana’s death has trappings of a ritual murder. The place where her accident occurred must have been especially chosen. It took place in a tunnel called Pont d’Alma meaning “bridge of the soul.” The place on which the Pont d’Alma is built is an ancient, pagan sacrificial site – sacred to the moon goddess (Diana).

Right above the Alma tunnel is a replica of the torch from the Statue of Liberty in the U.S. (a Masonic image of Isis sculpted by Bartholdi, a French Freemason). The torch it carries actually symbolizes the “light” of Lucifer.

It was also reported that the Mercedes carrying Diana smashed into not just any pillar within the Alma tunnel, but the 13th pillar! Thirteen is very significant, both in Masonry and witchcraft as I mentioned.

In the course of supposedly trying to save Diana’s life after the torturously slow ride to the hospital (it took all of forty minutes to travel 3.8 miles), to work on and massage her heart, her chest was cut open from collarbone to navel. [7]

This is the penalty of breaking the laws of second degree in Masonry, to have your chest ripped open and your heart taken out. A part of the oath of passing by the fellow craft says:

I further solemnly pledge myself to act as a true and faithful Craftsman answer Signs, obey summonses and main­tain the principles inculcated in the former degree. These several Points I solemnly swear to observe, without evasion, equivo­cation, or mental reservation of any kind, under no less a penalty, on the violation of any of them, than that of having my left breast laid open, my heart torn there from and given to the ravenous birds of the air or devouring. beasts of the field as prey. [8]

The occult currents flowing in the royal family can be seen in the commitment of Prince Charles, and his son, Prince Harry, to New Age philosophy. In his speech to youths during this year’s WE day, Harry reiterated core New Age beliefs:

Every forest, every river, every ocean, every coastline, every insect, every wild animal. Every blade of grass, every ray of sun and every rain drop is crucial to our survival. It is all connected, we are all inter-connected.”

He capped his speech with the words: “Change your thoughts and change the world.” This is the same nostrum hawked by every New Ager. Masonry, Witchcraft and New Age paganism may be distinct, but they are all plugged to the transformer of the lord of darkness.

This is not written to evoke an Illuminati hysteria, it’s intended to call our attention to the influence of Masonry on nations with historic Christian ties, and the necessity for prayers for world leaders to truly know Jesus Christ and be saved.

Notes

[1] William Schnoebelen, The Rite of the Divine King, The Liberator, Sept-Oct 1998.

[2] Valiente, Doreen, An ABC of Witchcraft, Custer, WA, 1988, p. 159.

[3] Farrar, Janet; Farrar, Stewart, Eight Sabbats for Witches, Robert Hale, London, 1981, pp. see photo plate #15.

[4] Valiente p. 159.

[5] William Schnoebelen, Masonry Beyond the Light, Chick. 1991, chapter 16.

[6] James Fire, The Truth Under Fire – An Interview with Greg Reid, author of Nobody’s Angel (pt. 1). June 23, 2016.

[7] Christopher Anderson, The Day Diana Died, Morrow, New York, 1998, pp. 209-210.

[8] Second Degree or Ceremony of Passing. https://www.bilderberg.org/Second_Degree.htm

Unbroken Racism, Fanaticism and Paranoia

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Here is a feedback I received from Pillah Bee (from Kenya) on my recent Facebook post about Rebecca and Daniel Yoder:

Somebody recommended Unbroken Curses for me to read. I somehow found the writer to be biased against people of other continents, especially the blacks. How can she claim they have tribal gods in the current generation?

This is a good observation. Several reviewers of Unbroken Curses on Amazon have also pointed out that Rebecca and Daniel Yoder appeared to link other races to haunting  ancestral curses, but didn’t apply the same to their own race.

I particularly noticed a prejudicial indent in Rebecca’s first book, He Came to Set the Captives Free, where she referred to an African American couple as “Mr and Mrs Black” and “a negro couple.” She intentionally wanted her readers to know that they weren’t Mr and Mrs “white skinned.”

Considering the history of racial tensions in the American society and the Christian nature of her book, I didn’t consider it appropriate for her to append a pseudonym as “Mr and Mrs black”, or the term “negro” to persons of colour. It was unjustified in the 80s and inexcusable today.

In the Unbroken Curses (Whitaker, 1995) book, Rebecca made Africans (and by extension, African Americans) out as a violence-infested race, dying like flies today because of the influences of their tribal gods. Here is the quote:

The whole continent of Africa is characterized by tribal warfare. In 1995, there have been uprisings of intertribal warfare and massacres in Kenya as well. We have all seen the same thing in Somalia as it was filmed by the news media. The people of Africa have never broken away from the sins of their forefathers. Each tribe is consequently ruled by particular demon gods. Demons hate people and are determined to exterminate them!

Thus, the whole history of Africa has been incessant warfare and massacres among tribes. Until the Christians unite as one body and cry out to God in repentance for the sins of demon worship and hatred and warfare among their tribes as well as their ancestors’ tribes, the curses from the sins of their forefathers will not be removed from their lives. Christians and non-Christians alike are being killed in those massacres. They are wasting away in the iniquities of their fathers (Leviticus 26:39).

“This same problem exists here in America. The biggest problem in any large city is gang warfare and violence. Most of this is black-on-black violence. Why? Because the intertribal warfare among blacks is being carried on right here in America. Each gang is the same as a tribe. It doesn’t matter that these precious people are no longer in Africa. They are still wasting away in the iniquities of their forefathers” (pp. 31-32).

A complete dissection of the unnerving rhetorical device employed here would require a separate post on its own, but few points are in order.

If the author(s) had a slight knowledge of the history of warfare and violence in Africa, she would have realized that Western powers are also implicated in it. Not to mention, her simplistic grasp of the causes of the massacres in Kenya and Somalia.

One only needs to read the paragraphs quoted above in light of violent occurrences in the U.S. (and Europe) in the past decade alone, to see how her racial prejudice negated her prescription for Africa.

Imagine how insensitive and condescending it would sound for an African writer to cite the American Civil war, the Connecticut, Marysville, Roseburg and Parkland school shootings, several workplace shootings, the Orlando night club shootings and serial murders in the US and link it to the pagan gods of Masonry, New Age ashrams and Neo-Nazi gangs in America, and then conclude that “Americans are wasting away in the sins of their forefathers.”

The most irking part for me was when she wrote with dogmatic certainty that, “the people of Africa have never broken away from the sins of their forefathers.”

I can only hope that this pair have met enough real African Christians since the time they wrote that hogwash to correct their misconceptions. Racial profiling is bad. It destroys social relations and fosters divisions within the Body of Christ.

A man from the UK who had read my blog articles on the Yoders, told me during a chat few weeks ago that when he read Unbroken Curses at the age of 22, he became so obsessed with demons that he was casting off demons from virtually everything. I can relate to that.

You see, the case histories given in the book tend to induce in an unwary reader, a neurosis of tying almost anything from a non-American or non-caucasian context with the demonic.

Few examples are in order:

(1) They narrated about a Japanese hand painted fan with the picture of a geisha girl allegedly evoking lustful thoughts in an American couple (p. 54).

We are told that geisha girls “are high-class prostitutes” and since “the painting on the fan honored and glorified geisha girls…the demon of sexual immorality had the legal right to be on the fan, which made it an unclean object” (p. 55).

From my study, geisha girls are not prostitutes, they are rather a symbol of Japanese culture.

Using Rebecca’s logic, Christians will have to be casting Buddhist and Shinto demons out from Japanese cars imported into their countries or they will come under demonic attack.

(2) Rebecca said she “fell into the trap of honouring demon gods…while visiting Hawaii for a speaking engagement” (p. 60).

She explained that when she arrived at the church the first night, two little girls placed a lei of flowers around her neck and welcomed her. Then when she began to speak, she became confused, her mind blanked out, and she couldn’t put two sentences together to make any sense.

Later, she realized that the pagans on the islands regarded the leis flowers as sacred to their gods and a sign of good luck. Thus the quirky conclusion:

I had unwittingly given honor to the demon gods of the Haiwaiin Islands when I accepted the leis around my neck! This brought me under a curse and gave the demonic spirits the legal right to attack me! (p. 61).

I must confess, that this is a twisted, tortured path. First of all, who created those plants? God. So even if some pagans sincerely believed that they were sacred to their deities, they can’t bring one under a curse or make one susceptible to demonic attack.

Apostle Paul directly addressed this: “For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving” (1 Tim. 4:4).

Rebecca quoted this same passage when addressing unclean foods on p. 116, but she probably forgot to apply the same in this situation.

Pagans also believe roses to be sacred to their gods, but to assert that giving someone a rose flower as a gift will bring down a curse on them, is a demonic delusion in itself.

(3) A statement she made on pg. 63 would be of interest to Christian archaeologists and historians:

Thus, around the world, and on St. Croix specifically, ancient demon gods are being dug up, carefully restored, and placed in positions of honor. Money is being paid in honor as tourists go to see them. In essence, little difference exists between these tourist attractions and pagan temples.

This is a display of fanaticism. A museum is an institution that cares for a collection of artifacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance. It’s not a pagan temple.

The ethnic images placed in museums are not for religious veneration. The money paid by tourists are not paid “in honour of demon gods.” Various scholarly works are done by digging up such past artefacts and many of them have been useful to biblical authenticity and understanding.

The Yoders laid a burden of guilt on their Christian audience at St. Croix (and by extension, their readers):

We had to tell them that if the Christians of St. Croix do not join together to vigorously protest the [museum] project and do everything possible to stop it, then they would be guilty of sinning against God by being partakers in giving honor to demon gods...” (p. 67).

At this point, a reasonable reader should question if Rebecca and Daniel Yoder have ever vigorously protested the building of Masonic lodges, Wiccan covens, Hindu or Buddhist temples in their own state of Arkansas before asking Christians to fight against a museum project – which is a purely secular undertaking?

This is why I can’t recommend any material by this pair for new Christians. They simply capture the fevered imaginations of their own minds and syringe them into their readers.

There is a world of difference between a person enlightening you and someone filling you with hysteria.

There is a part of the book where they relayed a story about “a powerful American Indian demon god” called Tsagalalal and how she ruled over the whole region of Stevenson, Washington DC.

But when you read about this Tsagalalal from any reference work, you will realize that the Yoders exaggerated her power and influence in their book more than the Native Americans themselves.

I must also point out that the “vision” relayed by Daniel Yoder, of the rainbow bridge between heaven and earth where pets await their owners, is a variation of an American Indian myth. So much for their earlier fuss with their lei flowers.

Expectedly, on pg. 122, Rebecca exhibited her demonic paranoia towards African arts in a hotel in Abidjan:

A large, woven tapestry was hanging on the wall at the head of our bed. It had African figures woven into it. We quickly recognized that the figures were representations of demon gods. A painting of the opposite wall was a watercolor of an African tribe holding a ritual ceremony. Both were legal grounds for demons.”

Take note of two things. Once they found out an African (or non-Western) painting in the room, they instantly branded it as demonic. Second, the figure woven into the tapestry in that hotel were plural.

Later, things went downhill:

During our stay, I developed a physical problem. I realized that I was under heavy demonic attack, but I was unable to gain victory.” (p. 123)

Now, this narrative of being defeated by demons in spite of prayer is a recurring trope in the Yoders’ books as I have pointed out. Eventually, the key to the puzzle was found when the hostess came to their room:

As soon as she looked at it [the tapestry], she said, “Oh, that is the god Poro. He is a powerful god of the tribes in northern Ivory Coast.

Earlier, we were told that there were figures woven into the tapestry, but now we are told it’s a singular figure – Poro. Rebecca further said:

Poro “hated women so much that any woman who dared to look at him or at a depiction of him immediately had a curse of death placed on her. There are no images of Poro among those northern tribes because the women who look at them die.”

If these were true, then the hotel management must have been part of a hidden conspiracy to afflict and kill foreign women by putting up a tapestry that could bring death curses on female visitors. Ah, such unbroken curses!

Let anyone reading this take a moment to do a brief Internet search about “Poro” and you will realize that it’s a male fraternal society, not a deity. Poro society is known for hunting and they are resident in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea and the Ivory Coast.

The Encyclopedia of African Religion (Molefi Asante and Ama Mazama, 2008), says that “Sandogo is the women’s society, and Poro is the men’s society. Although Poro is the men’s society, young girls and post-menopausal women are permitted to join Poro, and men are permitted to join Sandogo.”

There are depictions made of Poro men and their masks, but there’s no such thing as a “powerful god of Ivory Coast” called Poro, whose hateful gaze makes women drop dead.

The argument that the hotel staff wouldn’t know her own culture as to misinform the Yoders doesn’t wash. The Yoders’ claims betray a premeditated and wilful intent to deceive people and sensationalize spiritual warfare.

From what I have documented so far, honesty seems to be the farthest thing from Rebecca and Daniel Yoder’s minds whenever they communicate with the public. Take their stories and visions with much caution and discretion.

I end this with the words of Pillah Bee:

That put me off. If she (or should I say they) wanted to put across their points, they need not to be biased, if their argument is valid. It is very wrong to misinform the readers especially because that’s a print media, we have people who are truly seeking to know more about biblical truths, and they need to be guided in the right direction.