Hello and welcome to IlluminatiWatcher.com! Today I’d like to share some of the occult and Illuminati symbolism found in the second season of HBO’s True Detective.
I’ve previously covered some of the pagan and occult symbolism that was pervasive in the first season of True Detective:
As I started watching the second season I couldn’t help but notice more of the occult imagery that I’ve been exposing in past articles, so I decided to start compiling them and updating this post as the episodes are played. It may not follow a chronological order, and I must warn you that there may be spoilers throughout.
On the opening sequence you’ll see the All Seeing Eye several times:
…along with the Illuminati Mark of the Beast:
The story focuses around solving the murder of a man named Ben Caspere, who we eventually found out broke the Illuminati vow of silence and pays the price…
We also see this Vow of Silence symbol at the beginning when Colin Farrell’s character (Detective Velcoro) is about to conduct a murder of his own:
The reason why I’m linking the murder of Caspere to actual “Illuminati” affiliated theories is that his character was involved with sex parties where prostitutes and elites meet up- just like we’ve seen depicted in Stanley Kubrick’s EYES WIDE SHUT (which I’ve broken down in its entirety in this analysis):
…which is similar to what is transpiring with the Ashley Madison hacking incident where the names and identities of millions are at risk of being divulged- a concept I’ve talked about called “predictive programming” (*notice the Vow of Silence symbol on the website logo):
A key concept that we see in this season is that of the black bird. I’ve talked about this in past articles ranging from alchemical “blackening”- a process in the “Great Work” in which initiates transition through phases to the ultimate goal: becoming god…
In alchemy you’ll notice the importance of the “Alchemical Marriage” which represents the androgynous coupling of man (solar) and woman (lunar) (as depicted on the opening credits of True Detective):
We’re currently experiencing the media freight train known as Caitlyn Jenner- which I’ve used as an example of how the Illuminati could be pushing their androgynous occult beliefs. It’s symbolism of the third pillar rising between the twin pillars of Boaz and Jachin, which takes us down another rabbit hole…
We also see the black bird on True Detective in the form of the crow. It first happens when Detective Velcoro (or is it Vel-Crow?…) gets shot while looking for clues on Caspere’s death:
In that house you’ll notice the animal heads on the wall- symbolic of the animal presence in ritualistic practices of Satanists such as in the video James Franco had some time ago with Satanist Kenneth Anger:
The reason we see these types of symbols is that the true secret history of the occult believes in the evolution of man from animal and the various hybrid monsters that roamed the earth as we made the transition (e.g. centaurs and the like).
There is the occult importance of the crow on here as well from the second episode if you consider the “godfather” of all occult practices is Aleister Crow-ley:
Modern day Illuminati occultists worship Crowley because he made contact with extraterrestrials from another dimension and supposedly opened up a portal in which these demons can enter our world.
I’ve recently worked up a full 60+ page book on actor Johnny Depp and his occult allegations– including his multiple tattoos of the black bird:
Depp is just one of many in entertainment that worship Crowley, so to think that HBO’s True Detective isn’t aware of this is absurd. The legacy that Crowley left behind influenced all sorts of people one wouldn’t expect, so I believe we’re definitely onto something here…
Also, in the fifth episode when Rachel McAdams character proclaims to see “Carrion birds” (which are really a type of crow); you’ll notice it leads them to a scene of gore and death…
The black bird represents magic, which further supports this theory since Aleister Crowley was an avid practitioner of magick and also worked his way through various occult magickal orders. This concept of magick being used for nefarious purposes is broken down through the examples I use in SACRIFICE: MAGIC BEHIND THE MIC.
In that same fifth episode, you might be surprised to see on the credits the name of Crowley as well, as John Crowley was the director of this particular episode:
Is John W. Crowley related to Aleister Crowley? I’m not sure yet- but I do know that Nathan Crowley worked on the sets of Batman: Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar– both films with “Illuminati” connections:
Nathan Crowley is not only production designer of “Batman Begins” and “Dark Knight”, but as revealed to Flotsam, he has his own super-villain heritage:
“Yes, [infamous UK occultist] Aleister Crowley is a direct relative, he’s my grandfather’s cousin, but we were never allowed to even mention his name because we were a very Quaker family.”
Another HBO-Crow-Ley link would be from the ever-popular Game of Thrones where the crow is depicted with the third eye pineal gland:
One more quick point I need to make here- I’ve been talking with Rosette and there are some interesting ideas coming up; so stay with me for two paragraphs (*Game of Thrones spoiler alert*):
You’ll also notice that in Game of Thrones that Jon Snow dies in a manner that is similar to the way Freemasonry found Hiram Abiff did (according to the legend). Abiff was approached by three men who sought to steal his esoteric knowledge of building sacred structures and when he refused they each took turns stabbing him until he died.
Charles Manson also told Tex Watson to ensure the girls played a part in the LaBianca murders so Watson instructed Leslie Van Houten to continue stabbing Rosemary LaBianca. During both of the Tate-LaBianca murders they left symbols of the Hanged Man with rope and cord tied around the necks of the victims- indicating potential occult links and messages.
In True Detective we see Detective Velcoro get “killed” only to be found alive (the shotgun blast was birdshot ammunition- another Crow-ley reference). While there are no stabbings to mention here, the secret truth is that he could’ve been subjected to some form of initiation that we see from the two previously mentioned occult-ish examples. In the ancient mystery schools the initiates were guided through scary, near death experiences (or made to at least believe they were going to die) such that they could be “resurrected” with their new found beliefs and enlightenment.
And in a sort-of unrelated note; back before July 4th (American Independence Day) we saw the promotion of a “story” of a crow that hitches a ride on the back of a Bald Eagle (the symbol for USA). Whether or not this was photo shopped is besides the point; however it makes one wonder if this was a broadcasted symbol that suggests the occult followers of Crow-Ley taking over America for a final push of the New Age…
On the final episode we see the black bird and the crow make three distinct appearances. The first one is when we learn that Lenny actually killed Caspere for revenge on what the elitists did to his family (aka the Illuminati). We hear Lenny tell Velcoro that he got the crow mask from Caspere and he calls him a “sick f*ck“.
The second time we see it is when Velcro is getting on the freeway and the billboard has what appears to be a bald eagle; perhaps another analogy to America being ran by these people:
The final play comes when we see Frank dying in the desert and the black birds are tracking him (I believe they are vultures?…):
Speaking of birds; did anyone notice the production companies at the end credits?… You’ll see that infamous Illuminati owl makes a cameo:
In the show there is a guru by the name of Eliot Bezzerides who looks a lot like Father Yod from the Source Family cult- (who also set up camp in California):
‘Father Yod’ was a New Age guru who proceeded to do what all good New Age guru-cult leaders do: gain a stable of women and make love to under age girls while professing to be god (*notice the Kabbalah Tree of Life in the background):
In the second episode Detective Paul Woodrugh and his girlfriend are having an argument and she mentions his time with Black Mountain Security (presumably an outfit like Blackwater) and he says that he “doesn’t talk about that time of his life.”
She replies and says this Black Mountain Security did “bad things that she can’t fix.”
What “bad things” happened exactly?… You’ll notice the classic sign of mind control via the MKULTRA Project MONARCH butterflies in the background:
We confirm in the fifth episode that there is in fact some kind of underground sex trafficking situation going on where prostitutes are paid to attend parties attended by the elite. At some point Caspere obtained video footage of these sex parties and paid the ultimate price for it (see the photo of Caspere’s corpse at the top).
This is reminiscent of the theories floating around that Charles Manson was a hired hitman to kill those at that Tate-Polanski residence for their debauchery in fetish films. Allegedly those in the “Illuminati” successfully confiscated these kinky tapes and locked them away for safe keeping.
In the sixth episode we see the house orgy parties that the elites attend with drugged up prostitutes. This is eerily similar to the current allegations against Bill Cosby and Hugh Hefner; with the evidence pointing to the idea that conspiracy theorists may have been right this whole time when they claim that the Playboy Mansion is a place where all sorts of occult debauchery goes down…
Detective Bezzerides is force fed a drug (“Molly”) and proceeds to have hallucinations in which she sees herself being taken away with a man who asks her about looking for unicorns. The unicorn is revered by occultists and alchemists for its symbolism of the union of opposites (see my article on Bruce Jenner for more).
…She then sees the black crow (Crow-ley) yet again; symbolizing the blackening of alchemical transformation. I think the Illuminati at the party are trying to lure Detective Bezzerides into their group:
The elites conspire and make note of the full moon- which is important to the Illuminati and occult practitioners for its astronomical importance. Some theorists like David Icke claim the moon is a spaceship and part of a virtual hologram matrix, while more rational explanations suggest the occult teachings of mystery schools revered the moon for its instrumental role in providing a reflective source and the formation of the pineal gland (“As above, so below”):
I find it interesting that Detective Bezzerides choose her sister’s name of “Athena” when she plays the role of a prostitute on the full moon (knowing that ancient mythology obsesses over the moon goddesses such as Diana and Selene). In Greek mythology Athena kills her sister Pallas, so I’m curious which woman dies in this show. In the final shot of the episode we see them drive away under the full moon again:
At the end of the show we see the premise is that these elites are conducting open murder, larceny, and basically any crime they’d like to commit in plain sight.
We are told we get the world we deserve and I don’t know that I disagree with that. I’ve been pointing out the overt symbolism that is all around us for years and people still scoff at the idea of a conspiracy of occultists when it couldn’t be any more obvious.
On the last episode we see Bezzerides providing the media with the full story of how everything went down. We’re left to wonder what happens- but I’m guessing it just might end in a similar manner as the whistle blower Gary Webb when he blew the lid off the CIA-crack scandal (as detailed in my hip hop conspiracy book SACRIFICE: MAGIC BEHIND THE MIC).
The point is this: the concepts of this show are reflective of the actual events that transpire in the darkest corners of the conspiracy theory world. Are they relaying a message to each other? Are they trying to reveal the agenda? Comment below and let me know what you think!
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