The history of pre-Christian Britain begins in the Old Testament with the prophecies of Jacob and Moses. Concerning the twelve tribes and their descendants in the “last days Jacob identified the tribe of Dan as a serpent.

“And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days...

“Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD. Genesis 49:1, 16-18

Moses prophesied that Dan would emigrate from its territory in the northern part of Israel, which is today the Golan Heights.

“And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death...  And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.” Deuteronomy 33:1, 22

These and other Scriptures further indicate that the tribe of Dan will produce the Antichrist.

“The שְׁפִיפון, from the Syriac pp"v, to glide (Gesenins), from pWv, to sting (Kalisch), שָׁפַפ, to bite (Furst), was the horned serpent, cerastes, of the color of sand, and marked with white and black spots, which was exceedingly dangerous to passers-by, its bite being poisonous and fatal. The allusion has been almost unanimously explained as pointing to Samson (Judges 16:28), but the tribe in general appears not to have been entirely destitute of the treacherous and formidable characteristics here depicted. (Judges 18:27)  ‘It is certainly observable that the first introduction of idolatry in Israel is ascribed to the tribe of Dan (Judges 18), and that in the numbering of the tribes in Revelation 7, the name of Dan is omitted.  From these or other causes many of the Fathers (Irenaeus, Ambrose, Augustine, Theodoret) were led to believe that Antichrist should spring from the tribe of Dan (Speakers Commentary). (Pulpit Commentary)

For the Scriptural evidence, see: The Lost Tribe of Dan: Early Jewish and Christian Views of the Antichrist

In the Promised Land, the tribe of Dan removed from their God-appointed territory on the coast to the Canaanite territory of northern Israel. There they occupied Leshem/Laish near Mount Hermon, which is also called Mount Sion. (Joshua 19:40-48)

And the seventh lot came out for the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families... And the coast of the children of Dan went out too little for them: therefore the children of Dan went up to fight against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father. This is the inheritance of the tribe of the children of Dan according to their families, these cities with their villages. (Joshua 19:40,47-48)

In Judges 1:34, we find the tribe of Dan defeated by the Amorites.

“And the Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley: But the Amorites would dwell in mount Heres in Aijalon, and in Shaalbim: yet the hand of the house of Joseph prevailed, so that they became tributaries.” (Judges 1:34-35)

Albert Barnes wrote of Danites failure to destroy the Amorites:

“It was their great strength in this district, and their forcible detention of the territory of Dan, which led to the expedition of the Danites. Judges 18... The words too little are an insertion of the King James Version. Render rather, the border of the children of Dan was extended. The Hebrew appears to mean the children of Dan enlarged their border because they had not room enough. The reason of this was that the Danites, a numerous tribe (Num. 26:5 note), found themselves (Judges 1:34-35) cooped up among the hills by the powerful and warlike Amorites. Hence, the Danite expedition (see the marginal reference), which surprised the Sidonion inhabitants of Leshem, an unwarlike and peaceable race, exterminated them, and annexed their city and territory to the portion of Dan.”  (Albert Barnes Notes on the Bible, Joshua 19:47)

The Amorites were Nephilim, whose great height was described by the prophet Amos: I destroyed the Amorites, though they were as tall as cedars and as strong as oaks. I destroyed the fruit on their branches and dug out their roots. (Amos 2:9) God had commanded the Israelites to destroy the Amorites and also the inhabitants of “...Bashan, which was called the land of giants.” Deut. 3:13:

“And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that were there. And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he, and all his people, to the battle at Edrei. And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land. (Numbers 21:32-35)

Mount Hermon was believed to be the entrance to the underworld, and the rebel tribe of Dan was attracted to the Canaanite worship of the Nephilim, Baal-Hermon and Baal-Asherah, in that region which was not bound by the Mosaic law:

When Jesus came into the territories of, or was going towards, Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say I am? the son of man? Heylin. Cesarea Philippi, while it was possessed by the Canaanites, was called Leshem, Joshua 19:47. and Laish, Judges 18:27. But when the children of Dan took it, they named it after their progenitor. In later times it was called Paneas, from the mountain beneath which it stood.” (Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible)

“When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matt. 16:13-18

Mount Hermon/Sion, also known as Mount Baal-Hermon, is located at the 33rd degree latitude and longitude of the Paris Zero Meridian. According to the Book of Enoch, the fallen angels descended on the summit of Mount Hermon and mated with human women.

And the angels, the children of heaven, saw them [handsome and beautiful daughters] and desired them... And they were altogether two hundred; and they descended into Ardos, which is the summit of Hermon. And they called the mount Armon, for they swore and bound one another by a curse. (I Enoch VI.6, vs.1-5)

The offspring of this unholy union were destroyed in the flood, however, according to Genesis 6:4, there was a second invasion of fallen angels who mated with the Canaanite women:

There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown. And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Gen. 6:4-5

After that seems to refer to Numbers 13:31-33, where in the report of the spies to Moses they speak of the men of Canaan as of great stature, adding: And there we saw the nephilim, the sons of Anak which come of the nephilim. This suggests that the culminating sin of the Canaanites was not different from that of the antediluvians. Observe further that the offspring of these sinful unions became the ‘mighty men which were of old, the men of renown, from which possibly the ancients obtained their ideas of the gods and demi-gods of which the classics treat. (Grays Concise Bible Commentary)


giants. Heb. nephilim. Those mentioned in Gen, 6:4 were all destroyed in the Flood; these came from a second irruption of fallen angels, after that: i. e. after those days = the days of Noah. See Genesis 6:4, and Appendix 23 and 25. See note on Numbers 13:22. (Pulpit Commentary) (See: Part 9: Appendix 23 & 25)

On their way to Laish the Danites robbed Micah, an Ephraimite, of his idols and bribed his hireling priest, an apostate Levite, to accompany them. Dan exterminated the people of Laish and burned the city. There they worshiped the idols and ordained an apostate priesthood. Thus, idolatry was first publicly established in Israel by the tribe of Dan.

“And they took the things which Micah had made, and the priest which he had, and came unto Laish, unto a people that were at quiet and secure: and they smote them with the edge of the sword, and burnt the city with fire. And there was no deliverer, because it was far from Zidon, and they had no business with any man; and it was in the valley that lieth by Bethrehob. And they built a city, and dwelt therein. And they called the name of the city Dan, after the name of Dan their father, who was born unto Israel: howbeit the name of the city was Laish at the first.
And the children of Dan set up the graven image: and Jonathan, the son of Gershom, the son of Manasseh, he and his sons were priests to the tribe of Dan until the day of the captivity of the land. And they set them up Micah
s graven image, which he made, all the time that the house of God was in Shiloh.” Judges 18:27-31

Arno Gaebelein wrote of the introduction of idolatry to Israel:

“The tribe of Dan had failed to take the God-given inheritance (Joshua 19:40-46). The Amorites forced the children of Dan into the mountain: for they would not suffer them to come down to the valley (Judges 1:34). Then in self-will, entirely disregarding the will of God, they sent out spies to seek another inheritance. They meet Micahs priest, the hireling. Micahs idolatrous outfit including the hired priest are taken by the invaders. The hireling sees an advantage for himself, his usefulness is enlarged for filthy lucres sake. Then they killed the people of Laish and set their city on fire. The whole tribe of Dan becomes idolatrous. We have in all a picture of complete apostasy.” (Gaebelein’s Annotated Bible)

The Lord had allowed the Canaanites to remain in the Promised Land in order to test the Israelites. Starting with the tribe of Dan, all of the tribes of Israel would defect to the worship of Canaanite gods. The tribe of Dan, however, even intermarried with the Canaanites who were descendants of the Nephilim:

“Now these are the nations which the LORD left, to prove Israel by them, even as many of Israel as had not known all the wars of Canaan; Only that the generations of the children of Israel might know, to teach them war, at the least such as before knew nothing thereof; Namely, five lords of the Philistines, and all the Canaanites, and the Sidonians, and the Hivites that dwelt in mount Lebanon, from mount Baalhermon unto the entering in of Hamath. And they were to prove Israel by them, to know whether they would hearken unto the commandments of the LORD, which he commanded their fathers by the hand of Moses. And the children of Israel dwelt among the Canaanites, Hittites, and Amorites, and Perizzites, and Hivites, and Jebusites: And they took their daughters to be their wives, and gave their daughters to their sons, and served their gods. And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD, and forgat the LORD their God, and served Baalim and the groves. (Judges 3:1-7)

Moreover, the tribe of Dan led the other nine tribes into the idolatrous worship of the Canaanites:

And they forsook all the commandments of the LORD their God, and made for themselves molten images of two calves; and they made an Asherah, and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. And they burned their sons and their daughters as offerings, and used divination and sorcery, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger. Therefore the LORD was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight; none was left but the tribe of Judah only... And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of spoilers, until he had cast them out of his sight. For he rent Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drave Israel from following the LORD, and made them sin a great sin. For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did; they departed not from them; Until the LORD removed Israel out of his sight, as he had said by all his servants the prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria unto this day. (2 Kings 17:16-23)

In the region of northern Israel, the tribe of Dan readily adopted the pre-flood Baal worship of the Canaanites, who were the descendants of Ham and his cursed son, Canaan. As stated above, “It is certainly observable that the first introduction of idolatry in Israel is ascribed to the tribe of Dan (Judges 18).”  There in the Canaanite area of Mount Hermon, the tribe of Dan intermarried with the Canaanites, who were offspring of the Nephilim. Jacobs prophecy implied that Dan would therefore become the offspring or seed of the Serpent, Satan.

“Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward. Genesis 49:1, 16-17

“Comparing Dan to a serpent is a reference to Dan’s future miscegenation with the fallen angels. This seems to state that Dan will remain largely hidden from sight and will attack indirectly or by proxy. This miscegenation is perhaps further alluded to in Jeremiah.

The snorting of their horses is heard from Dan; at the sound of the neighing of their stallions the whole land quakes. They come and devour the land and all that fills it, the city and those who dwell in it. For behold, I am sending among you serpents, adders that cannot be charmed, and they shall bite you, declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 8:16-17)

And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan. (Genesis 32:22)

Bashan is linked to the Nephilim. Og was king of Bashan and he was described as being 9 cubits (14 feet) tall.

For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man. (Deuteronomy 3:11)

I destroyed the Amorites, though they were as tall as cedars and as strong as oaks. I destroyed the fruit on their branches and dug out their roots. (Amos 2:9)

The sons of God are angelic beings (Job 38:4-7), often linked with Satan (Job 1:6, 2:1). This gigantism was caused by these fallen angels breeding with humans.” (Serpent Seed Tribe of Dan)


King Solomon led the nation of Israel further away from worship of the true God to worship the ancient gods of the Canaanites.  Influenced by his one thousand pagan wives and concubines, including the daughter of Pharaoh, King Solomon built high places for the Great Mother Goddess, Ashtoreth, who was also called Asherah, which was mistranslated in the KJV as grove(s). After the death of King Solomon, all of the ten northern tribes apostatized from the worship of the LORD in the Temple of Jerusalem and worshipped the Canaanite gods, Baal and Asherah, in Dan and Bethel.

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, the symbols of the ancient Druids can be traced to apostate Israel under the rule of King Solomon. Solomon adopted the 6-pointed star from the Egyptians and it therefore became known as the Seal of Solomon. When the Israelites journeyed from Egypt to Canaan, they worshipped the six-pointed star as the star of Remphan. (Amos 5:26-27; Acts 7:43) 

Elizabeth Van Buren, author of The Sign of the Dove, wrote “the five-pointed star is the star of becoming, whilst the six-pointed star is that of completion.

“The constellation in the sky from which the gods said they came was Schwerta (the Sword?). We recall that on the cover of the book called Circuity a sword is laid over a six-pointed star and a map of France. Esoterically the five-pointed star is the star of becoming, whilst the six-pointed star is that of completion. Beyond linking the symbol with Bootes, it is important in its own right.’” (Revelation 19:11-15). (p. 80)

Circuit is...the Prieuré de Sion’s own internal publicationfor which M. Plantard is said to have written regularly under the pseudonym of ‘Cheyren’” (Holy Blood, Holy Grail, p. 221)

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Source: “Notes on Le Serpent Rouge

Occultists believe that God is male-female, that man was originally created Adam-Eve and that mankind will be androgynous in the New Age.

“The Plan is concerned with rebuilding mankind... (Alice Bailey, The Beacon, 1975)

“The goal toward which the human species should aim is the progressive reintegration of the sexes until androgyny is obtained. The evolved being tends toward bisexuality. (Alain Danielou, The Phallus: Sacred Symbol of Male Creative Power)

“The six-pointed star is a symbol of the lost archetype of The Sacred Marriage, representing the balance of male and female among others and essential for our personal and planetary healing. (GaiaMind)

Van Buren’s statement “Esoterically the five-pointed star is the star of becoming, whilst the six-pointed star is that of completion” refers to “the progressive reintegration of the sexes until androgyny is obtained or the “divine union of mankind with the angelic realm to produce a new speciesan angelic race of supermen like the pre-flood Nephilim. The ideal state of divine androgyny is symbolized by the six-pointed star.

“As the great metaphysician Mme. Helena Roerich said, Man becomes simply a god...and then God.’” (GaiaMind)

See: Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Man 

        The Six-Pointed Star: Mark of the Beast

The Seal of Solomon is the logo of the Theosophical Society, whose founder, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (née Helene Hahn von Rottenstern, 1831-91), was a Russian Jewish occultist.  Blavatsky interprets the Theosophical logo esoterically as The double triangle or Solomon’s Seal…

The triangle with its apex upward indicates the male principle, downward the female; the two typifying, at the same time, spirit and matter...

When the six-pointed star is formed of two interlaced equilateral triangles — one light with the apex pointing upward, the other dark with the apex pointing downward, both triangles being symmetrically placed with regard to one central point — and the double figure is surrounded by a circle, the sign represents the universe, spirit and matter, the alpha and omega in the cosmos, and involution and evolution. (Theosophical Glossary)

Theosophical Society logo

In her Theosophical Glossary, Blavatsky also identified the six-pointed star as the pentacle: Any geometrical figure, especially double equilateral triangle, the six-pointed star, (like the theosophical pentacle).


In Western lore, however, the pentacle of Solomon was a pentagram or pentangle, called the “druids foot” in Briton:

“The Arabs...gave the name of Solomons seal to the six-pointed star-like figure (see Magen, Dawid) engraved on the bottom of their drinking-cups. It is related in the Arabian Nights (ch. xx.) that Sindbad, in his seventh voyage, presented Harun al-Rashid cup on which the table of Solomon was represented; and Lane thinks that this was the figure of Solomons seal.... In Western legends, however, it is the pentacle, or druids foot, that represents the seal. This figure, called by Bishop Kennet the pentangle of Solomon, was supposed to have the power of driving away demons. Mephistopheles says to Faust that he is prevented from entering the house by the druids foot (Drudenfuss), or pentagram, which guards the threshold (‘Faust’...)... (Jewish Encyclopedia,  (Solomon, Seal of)


“The Drudenfuss (or Drudenfuß), literally drudes foot (also Alpfuss), is the pentagram symbol (in early usage also either a pentagram or a hexagram), believed to ward off demons, explicitly so named in Goethes Faust (1808).

Pentacle of Solomon

The hexagram was used as a ‘stand-by for Magicians and Alchemists. The Sorcerers believed it represented the footprint of a special kind of demon called a ‘trud’, and used it in ceremonies both to call up demons and to keep them away.’ (Gary Jennings, Black Magic, White Magic,... Also Harry E. Wedeck, Treasury of Witchcraft]

The hexagram is used to conjure up demons, making them appear in this dimension to do the bidding of the witch... to place spells and curses on the intended victim.” (The Star of David?)


“An alp is a nightmare creature originating in German folklore....  the alp is sometimes likened to a vampire, but its behavior is more akin to that of the incubus. It is unique from both of these creatures in that it wears a magic hat called a Tarnkappe, from which it draws its powers. The word alp is a variation on the word elf. It is also known by the following names: trud, mar, mart, mahr, schrat, and walrider. Many variations of the creature exist in surrounding European areas, such as the Druden and Schratteli, or Old Hag in English-speaking countries...

“The alp is best known for its shapeshifting abilities, similar to the creatures from werewolf lore.” (Wikipedia)

Trud = Druden = Druid = Demon


Trud demon

Celtic Warrior

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The ‘trud’ is also identified with the vampire or elf, which are among the many names for the fallen angels — Annunaki (sons of Anak) and Nephilim — revealed in Scripture.

“The all-important element of the Divine Right is that it comes from God, or the gods, alternately. And who were these gods? Authors such as Zecharia Sitchin, Sir Laurence Gardner and Nicholas de Vere are authoritatively convinced that kingship was created by an advanced race of beings called the Annunaki, also called the Nephilim in the Old Testament. These were the ones who created the human race and interbred with a portion of it to create the kingly caste which until this day has still maintained control over the Earth. These celestial creatures have been variously identified with Dragons, Elves, Fairies, Gnomes, Leprechauns, Sprites, Nymphs, Pixies, Angels, Demons, Devils, Witches, Giants, Vampires, Werewolves, and just about every mythical being you can imagine. Some, like Gardner and Sitchin, claim that they come from another planet. Others, like de Vere, say that theyre multi-dimensional, or that theyre from the Hollow Earth.” (“The Biological Basis of Elitism and Divine Right Rule)

See: Heeding Bible Prophecy: New Government: Ten Kingdoms/Kings/Horns (Merovingian Kings)

The signet of the fallen angels, the Anunnaki and Nephilim, was used by the Israelites in their worship of Baal-Moloch and Saturn, the god who ruled the antediluvian Atlantis. (See: The Six-Pointed Star: The Mark of the Beast)

“But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.” Amos 5:26


Strong’s Concordance #3594 - Kiyuwn {kee-yoon’} from 3559; n pr dei AV - Chiun 1; 1 Chiun = “an image” or “pillar” 1) probably a statue of the Assyrian-Babylonian god of the planet Saturn and used to symbolise Israelite apostasy


“Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.” Acts 7:43


Easton’s Bible Dictionary - Remphan (Acts 7:43 ; RSV, “Rephan”). In Amos 5:26 the Heb. Chiun (q.v.) is rendered by the LXX. “Rephan,” and this name is adopted by Luke in his narrative of the Acts. These names represent the star-god Saturn or Moloch.


Then Solomon built a high place for Chemosh the abomination of Moab, and for Molech the abomination of the Ammonites, on the mountain east of Jerusalem.  And so he did for all his foreign wives, who burned incense and sacrificed to their gods.” 1 Kings 11:7-8

“On the first face is engraved...a pentagram or a star with five points. On the other side is engraved a bulls head enclosed in a six-pointed star, and surrounded by letters composing the name Rempha, the planetary genius of Saturn, according to the alphabet of the Magi.” (Paul Christian, History and Practice of Magic, p. 304-5)

The Wicker Man Film (1973)




Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.

After the Assyrian invasion of northern Israel in 721 B.C., the crossbred tribe of Dan migrated from Israel to Sparta in ancient Greece and from there to Troy. From Troy they traveled to Gaul, where they later established the thrones of Europe as the Merovingian dynasty. From Gaul the tribe of Dan migrated to Briton and Ireland.

The Celts were a European cultural group first evident in the 7th or 8th century B.C. The Romans called them Galli and the Greeks called them Keltoiboth meaning barbarians. Their maximum expansion was in the 3rd to 5th century B.C., when they occupied much of Europe north of the Alps... The Celts arrived in Britain by the 4th or 5th century B.C. and Ireland by the 2nd or 3rd century B.C., and possibly earlier, displacing an earlier people who were already on the islands...

Tuatha de Danaan—mythical race inhabiting Ireland before the Gaels (Celts) came. Descendents of Danu. They defeated the Fomorians (monsters) but were later defeated by the Gaels. They agreed to live underground. (Who were the Ancient Celts?)

The apocryphal book of 1 Maccabees identifies the Spartans as Jews; Josephus also makes references to the blood ties between the people of Sparta and the Jews of Israel during the Maccabean period.

“At that particular time Arcadia was ruled by Spartans... There appears to have been a relationship between the Spartans and the Jews. In the Apocrypha we read: It has been found in writing concerning the Spartans and the Jews that they are brethren and are of the family of Abraham.  (Maccabees I 12:21) (Elizabeth Van Buren, The Sign of the Dove, p. 45)


“Jonathan...enjoined the same ambassadors, that, as they came back, they should go to the Spartans, and put them in mind of their friendship and kindred. So when the ambassadors came to Rome, they went into their senate, and said what they were commanded by Jonathan the high priest to say, how he had sent them to confirm their friendship. The senate then confirmed what had been formerly decreed concerning their friendship with the Jews, and gave them letters to carry to all the kings of Asia and Europe, and to the governors of the cities, that they might safely conduct them to their own country. Accordingly, as they returned, they came to Sparta, and delivered the epistle which they had received of Jonathan to them; a copy of which here follows: Jonathan the high priest of the Jewish nation, and the senate, and body of the people of the Jews, to the ephori, and senate, and people of the Lacedemonians, send greeting. If you be well, and both your public and private affairs be agreeable to your mind, it is according to our wishes. We are well also. When in former times an epistle was brought to Onias, who was then our high priest, from Areus, who at that time was your king, by Demoteles, concerning the kindred that was between us and you, a copy of which is here subjoined, we both joyfully received the epistle, and were well pleased with Demoteles and Areus, although we did not need such a demonstration, because we were satisfied about it from the sacred writings (10) yet did not we think fit first to begin the claim of this relation to you, lest we should seem too early in taking to ourselves the glory which is now given us by you. It is a long time since this relation of ours to you hath been renewed; and when we, upon holy and festival days, offer sacrifices to God, we pray to him for your preservation and victory. As to ourselves, although we have had many wars that have compassed us around, by reason of the covetousness of our neighbors, yet did not we determine to be troublesome either to you, or to others that were related to us; but since we have now overcome our enemies, and have occasion to send Numenius the son of Antiochus, and Antipater the son of Jason, who are both honorable men belonging to our senate, to the Romans, we gave them this epistle to you also, that they might renew that friendship which is between us. You will therefore do well yourselves to write to us, and send us an account of what you stand in need of from us, since we are in all things disposed to act according to your desires. So the Lacedemonians received the ambassadors kindly, and made a decree for friendship and mutual assistance, and sent it to them.”  (Josephus, Antiquities of the Jews, XIII, v, 8)

There is also a Greek legend of King Belus (Bel/Baal) which tells of Danaus (Dan) who migrated to Sparta with his fifty daughters called Danades. The basis for this legend is the migration of the apostate tribe of Dan:

“Now, the question remains, how do we know the Spartans were the offspring of the tribe of Dan? ... Aside from the fact that the Spartans wore long hair as a symbol of their power (like Samson) there is a legend written about the son of Belus, king of the Spartans -- in which is given the story of one named Danaus,’who arrived in Greece with his daughters by ship. According to the legend, his daughters called themselves Danades. They introduced the cult of the mother goddess, which became the established religion of the Arcadians and developed over the years into the worship of Diana...The Spartans so loved their king that they called themselves Danaanslong before they adopted the name of Spartans.  Also in the legend is a record of the arrival of ‘colonists from Palestine.’ Please note, the man who headed the expedition was named Danaus. He may well have been of the tribe of Dan, and thus would have been the progenitor of the ancient Spartans.” (J.R. Church, Guardians of the Grail, pp. 120-21)

“In Greek myth...[is] the legend of King Belaus, one Danaus, who arrives in Greece with his daughters, by ship. His daughters are said to have introduced the cult of the mother goddess, which became the established cult of the Arcadians. According to Robert Graves the Danaus myth records the arrival in the Peleponnesus of ‘colonists from Palestine.’ Graves states that King Belus is in fact Baal, or Belor perhaps Belial from the Old Testament.” (Michael Baigent, Holy Blood, Holy Grail, p. 275)

Elizabeth Van Buren is a respected occultist, the great great granddaughter of U.S. President, Martin Van Buren (1782–1862), whose ancestors emigrated from Scotland in the 1700s. According to Van Buren, the Tuatha de Danaan were demi-gods, the descendants of Danaus, the son of Belus, and founders of the Druidic priesthood. The Old Irish word tuath (plural tuatha) means people, tribe, nation and Van Burens book, The Sign of the Dove, presents fascinating details revealing the Hebrew roots of the Celtic Druids.

“In Celtic, Zion means Mount of Stone or Fortress. Huge monoliths and piles of stones were positioned to form circles. The latter were called Siun or Caers and were placed on top of hills or mounds... On May-eve and November 1st the Druids built great fires on the Zions, so that for miles around the flames on the top of the mound could be seen by the people... The Chief Druid stood in the centre of the circle during the service that approached a large central stone which was called...the Stone of the Covenant... In Ireland it was called Bethel, the house of God.


“There are certain facts that suggest that the Celts might have derived from a Jewish tradition from the East. The Celtic body of ecclesiastical and civil knowledge was Druidism. Their system can be traced to about 1800 B.C. ... It is recorded in Welsh Triads that Hugh Gadarn synthesized the wisdom of the ancients for those whom he led west from ... Sumer and Mesopotamia ... In The Psalter of Cashel it states that: The Tuatha de Danaan ruled in Ireland for about two centuries, and were highly skilled in architecture and other arts from their long residence in Greece. The Tuatha de Danaan were the descendants of Danaus, the son of Belus, who went with his fifty daughters to Argos, the home of his ancestrous Io. In Irish legends the Tuatha de Danaan, who were considered to be demi-gods, ... were said to have possessed a ... Grail-like vessel ... These teachers of wisdom...were the founders of the Druidic priesthood. (Elizabeth Van Buren, The Sign of the Dove, pp. 45, 141-143)

Thus, we learn from the occult writings that the Tuatha de Danaan, the founders of the Druidic priesthood, were a hybrid race, i.e., offspring of the Anunnaki:

“...The ancient people of the Tuatha De Danann...were the supernatural tribe of the pre-Achaean agricultural goddess Danae of Argos, or perhaps of the Aegean mother-goddess, Danu. But their true name rendered in its older form was Tuadhe dAnu. As such, they were the people (or tribe) of Anu, the great sky god of the Anunnaki. (Lawrence Gardner, Realm of the Ring Lords: The Myths and Magic of the Grail Quest)

According to Edward Davies’ Mythology and Rites of the British Druids, the Tuatha de Danaan was a branch of the demi-gods of Atlantis who survived the flood. 

It has been proved, that the great secret of the ancient Bards, who professed themselves disciples of the Druids, and consequently of the Druids themselves, resolves itself into the mystical rites of Hu and Ceridwen; that these characters were no other than the Bacchus and Ceres of antiquity, whose mysteries are acknowledged to have been duly celebrated in the British islands; and that the ceremonies and traditions of the Britons, had evident analogy with the superstitions of the Greeks, and of some of the Eastern nations.


It has also been seen, that the British mysteries commemorate the deluge, and those characters which are connected with its history ; and thus furnish an undeniable confirmation of Mr. Bryant’s opinion, that Ceres was an imaginary genius of the Ark, from whence the post-diluvian world derived their being, their laws, and their sciences; whilst on the other hand, that opinion supplies a lucid solution of the great Bardic aenigma, that every thing sacred, pure, and primitive, was derived from the cauldron of Ceridwen.


In British antiquities,... heathenism had no foundation of its own to rest upon, and...its tottering fabric merely leaned against the great historical truths, which are recorded in the sacred volume. (Edward Davies, The Mythology and Rites of the British Druids, pp. 289-290)

Also, the Celtic Sun god, Lugh, whose feast is Lughnasadh, the Festival of Regeneration,” was a leader of the Tuatha de Danaan:

The god Lugh whose name means shining one was a Celtic sun god. He was handsome, perpetually youthful, and full of life and energy. This energy manifests itself especially in the number of skills he had, according to legend, mastered. He was the patron god of Lugdunum (cur: Lyon, France) and a solar deity.

According to a prophecy, Balor, the god of the underworld was to be killed by his grandson. He locked his daughter, Ethlinn, in a tower made of crystal to keep her from becoming pregnant. However, Cian, one of the Tuatha de Danaan, with the help of the druidess Birog, managed to enter the tower. She gave birth to a son, Lugh, by him, but Balor threw him into the ocean. Birog saved him and gave him to Manannan mac Lir, who became his foster father. He was then nursed by Tailtiu.

Lugh was also sometimes considered a son of Danu and Beli...

Lugh Lamhfada led the Tuatha in the Second Battle of Mag Tuireadh against the Fomorians. During this battle, Balor killed King Nuada with his eye, but Lugh ripped the fatal eye out with a sling, killing Balor.

Lugh was husband of Rosmerta. After the god Nuada lost an arm in the Second Battle of Magh Tuiredh and was forced to abdicate his kingship since he was no longer perfect, Lugh became the leader of the Tuatha De Danaan.

Lugh’s name is the origin of that of the Pagan festival Lughnasadh (which is also the Irish Gaelic name for the month of August).” (Lugh)


The Tuatha de Danaan: This was a race of Celtic giants and father gods. Like the Cainites and other giants, they were said to dwell in underground kingdoms or inside hollow mountains. One of the chief deities was Lugus, a name that translates to Shining One, revealing an astonishing connection to Sumer’s deified giant kings.” (Giants on the Earth)

In pre-Christian Briton, the Celts were the Druids, descendants of the tribe of Dan which had been driven from their territory in northern Israel by the Assyrians.  “The Hebrew-Celtic Connection” presents compelling evidence that the heathen customs of the Celtic Druids were replications of the pagan traditions adopted by the tribe of Dan:

Dr Thomas Moore’s, History of Ireland (p. 40), relates:   

That most common of all Celtic monuments, the Cromlech is to be found not only in most parts of Europe, but also in Asia,’ including Palestine. ’Not less ancient and general among the Celtic nations, was the circle of upright stones, with either an altar or tall pillar in the centre, and, like its prototype at Gilgal [ancient Israel], serving sometimes as a temple of worship, sometimes as a place of national council or inauguration ... The rough, unhewn stone... used in their circular temples by the Druids, was the true, orthodox observance of the divine command delivered to Noah, ‘If thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone’ (Ex. 20:25) Dr Beauford, in Druidism Revived says, ‘It is remarkable that all the ancient altars found in Ireland, and now distinguished by the name of Cromlechs or sloping stones, were originally called Bothal, or the House of God, and they seem to be of the same species as those mentioned in the Book of Genesis, called by the Hebrews, Bethel, which has the same signification as the Irish Bothal’ The Bible (Judg. 9:6; 2 Ki. 1 1: 1 4; 2 Chr. 23:13) indicates that Hebrew kings were crowned either standing upon or next to a pillar of stone. ‘The practice of seating the new king upon a stone, at his initiation, was the practice in many of the countries of Europe ... The monarchs of Sweden sat upon a stone placed in the centre of twelve lesser ones, and in a similar kind of circle the Kings of Denmark were crowned.’ (Moore, ibid., p. 42) Note also the significant Bible number, ‘twelve’ which was common to both European Celts and the Hebrews.

The book, Identity of the Religious Druidical and Hebrew, adds, ‘Circular temples ... abound in England and other parts of Europe. The most ancient account of them is to be found in the book of Exodus (24.4), ‘And Moses ... builded an altar under the hill and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes.” (p. 15)’. In Europe, Stonehenge, Avebury, and many other early Celtic sites were designed in a circular pattern.

Groves were also features of both Hebrew and Celtic worship. The Bible tells us that Abraham ‘called on the everlasting God’ (Gen. 13:4) from a grove planted by his own hand. Gideon worshipped God under an oak tree. (Judg. 6:19-24)

The division of time into a seven-day week was practiced by the Irish Celts, identical to the Hebrews. Dr Thomas Moore comments that no other nation kept such a hebdomadal (seven day) cycle ‘excepting only among the family of Abraham,’ (ibid., p. 54) a remarkable proof of identity between the two peoples!

Since early times, the Israelites sinned against God by adopting many of the pagan practices of their neighbours, and so we find evidence of both Hebrew and Canaanite culture among their descendants in Europe. (The Phoenician is the eastern branch of the Canaanite people.) The ancient Baal pillar shown at left is one of many such religious monuments which have been found from the Middle East to Ireland.

There are many other examples, however, of customs linking the Celtic Druids specifically with Israel. English historian, Williain Borlase, in his Antiquities Of Cornwall (1754) presented many pages of such evidence: Druids worshipped but one God and allowed no graven images, identical to the Hebrews, and in contradistinction with almost all other ancient religions.

Consecration was by sprinkling with blood, as in the Old Testament Hebrew worship. Druid priests were clothed in white, similar to the Hebrew priest’s white ephod; sacrificial victims were bled to death, and the blood was collected in basins which served to sprinkle the altars; bulls were sacrificed, and the image of a bull (the heraldic sign of the Hebrew tribe of Ephraim) was carried into war.’ While they performed their horrid rites of human sacrifice, the drums and trumpets sounded without intermission, that the cries of the miserable victims might not be heard.’ (Compare Jer. 7:31-32, the Hebrew/ Phoenician place of human sacrifice was called Tophet, meaning ‘the drum’). They prayed with uplifted, hands, examined entrails for necromancy, and held the oak in veneration. The Druids used the magic wand in imitation of Moses’ rod, poured libations, sacrificed upon the tops of rocks, investigated truth by lots, anointed rock pillars with oil, and marked out boundaries with stones. (pp. 104-132, 161) In these and so many other distinctive ways, the religious customs of the Celts and Hebrews bear an unmistakable resemblance!

Source: Brooks, Jory S. (2001). “The Hebrew-Celtic Connection : Language, Cultural and Religious Ties.” Midwestern Epigraphic Journal 15:88-90. Brown, J. Wood (1897).

Please note that the Hebrew word translated grove in Genesis 13:4 is not the same word translated grove elsewhere in the KJV Old Testament.  In Gen. 13:4 the Hebrew word is אֵשֶׁל ‘eshel meaning a tree, not אֲשֵׁרָה ’asherah  which is also mistranslated grove in verses pertaining idol worship. Genesis 13:4 is a key verse used by pagans as evidence that Abraham worshipped Asherah” who was the Canaanite Mother Goddess, which of course he did not.


Druidic publications such as The Welsh Question and Druidism by Elizabeth Griffith confirm that the ancient Celts were the exiled tribe of Dan which kept their Jewish identity a well-guarded secret. Quoting Isaiah 24:14-16, Griffith wrote:

“...From the uttermost part of the earth (HyperboreansBritons), have we heard songs (of the Bards and Druids), even glory to the righteous... HYPERBOREANS. We are perfectly satisfied that the Hyperboreans of the ancients were the Ancient Britons. They had but a confused conception as to where these remarkable and peculiar people lived, because, as we have before explained, Dan and the kindred tribes kept their colonies a deep secret, hence their name CELTAE.”   (Welsh Question and Druidism, p. 155)

Jacob’s prophecy foretold that the tribe of Dan would be the seed of the serpent, which was more subtil (cunning) than any beast of the field. (Gen. 3:1)  Like the serpent, the tribe of Dan would infiltrate and conceal its presence wherever they lived, lying in wait and plotting the destruction of their host. 

Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.Genesis 49:16


5391. נָשַׁךְ nashak - ְa primitive root; to strike with a sting (as a serpent); figuratively, to oppress with interest on a loan:—bite, lend upon usury. (Hebrew Dictionary (Lexicon-Concordance)

In Gaul and in Briton, the Druids worshipped the serpent, Lucifer, who required human sacrifice. Their religion was a continuation of the Baal-Molech worship in the Canaanite territory inhabited by the tribe of Dan. According to Elizabeth Griffith, the Druids justified their human sacrifices by using Scripture, falsely interpreted. For example, “Glorify ye the Lord in the fires” in Isaiah 24:15 was claimed to mean that the Druid fire festivals and ritual sacrifices at Stonehenge and Avebury glorified God !

“Again, in Isaiah xxiv. 14-16, we read, They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing for the majesty of the Lord in the fires, even the name of the Lord God of Israel in the isles of the sea. From the uttermost part of the earth (HyperboreansBritons), have we heard songs (of the Bards and Druids), even glory to the righteous. 


“Isaiah prophesied about 750 B.C.that is, about the time of the foundation of Rome. Unless these words refer to the Ancient Britons, to whom then could they refer? Britain, as the Tin islands, was known before this time, and the prophet speaks of the uttermost parts of the earth, being almost the identical words adopted by the ancients for the Hyperboreans. Here we have the Lord God of Israel worshipped, and no nation worshipped the God of Israel except the Israelites ; and here we find these worshippers in the isles of the sea, where they cry aloud unto the God of Israel ; it also shows that they are not people in captivity, for they shall sing for the majesty of the Lord;’ therefore the Lord had done great things for them ; and this majesty seems to point to the visible glory or majesty of their religion in the great works of Avebury and Stonehenge. And more emphatically still does it point to the Druidical worship, in the words, Glorify ye the Lord in the fires. (Welsh Question and Druidism, p. 155)

Despite their profession of worshiping the Lord God of Israel, the Celtic Druids did not worship the God of their Hebrew forefathers, just as the ancient Israelites committed spiritual whoredom against the Lord God, and the future false Messiah of the tribe of Dan“a beast that rises up out of the sea”will not worship the God of his fathers (Daniel 11:37).

My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God. They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good: therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery. Hosea 4:12-13

The following description of the Celtic warriors mentions their gigantic stature, which is reminiscent of the Nephilim:

“For hundreds of years the Celtic warrior represented the quintessential barbarian warrior to the settled peoples of the Mediterranean. To the Romans, Greeks and other civilized people the Celts were a reoccurring nightmare that unpredictably erupted from darker Europe. It was a well earned reputation, and they repeatedly gave the Mediterranean world reason to fear them. Celtic warriors stood a head taller than their Mediterranean opponents and are described as having muscular physique. The Celtic warriors, or Gauls as they were called in the French part of their range, spiked their hair up with lime and wore horned and winged helmets to emphasize their large stature. Their attacks on the battlefield were fearless, wild and savage, but they were also skilled and deadly. As the Celts spread over their vast range, having conquered most of Europe at their height, their warriors developed different styles of warfare. In Spain they became master swordsmen accustomed to up-close combat with their short swords, in southern Gaul they developed impressive armor and preferred long swords and while in Britain they continued to fight from chariots that they had adapted to rough ground. However, whether in Asia minor or Ireland the Celtic warrior remained essentially the same, a capable warrior and someone to be feared. A fact the Romans never forgot, as it had been forever planted in their psyche when the young republic was sacked by the Celtic Warchief Brenus. The effect this had on the Romans changed history as they poured their energies into their military with single minded focus that would eventually win them an empire.”  (Celtic Warriors)

Since Druidry was essentially a criminal element in the Roman Empire it was appropriately banned. “The religion in which Druids functioned was proscribed in the Roman provinces of Gaul and Britain during the 1st century A.D. (Richard Cavendish, Man, Myth and Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural, p. 719)

Edward Davies informs us in Mythology and Rites of the British Druids that although the Romans attempted to suppress the Druid rites and sacrifices, their success was only partial and temporary. Following the departure of the Romans, the abominations practiced by the Druids were revived in the British isles:

“And as this particular sanctuary of Stonehenge had been esteemed pre-eminently sacred before the coming of the Romans, and whilst the Britons were an independent nation, so, at the departure of those foreigners, it had re-covered its ancient reputation amongst a people, who were still pertinaciously attached to their national usages and superstitions. And May was the season appointed for the meeting, because it was the solemn anniversary of the British mysteries...


“The public sacrifices of the Druids, and their open profession of magic, were undoubtedly suppressed in those parts of the provinces, which were more immediately under the inspection of the government. But this operation of civil edicts, does not necessarily imply, the immediate eradication of an inveterate superstition from the minds of the people. From what we know of British infatuation, after the departure of the Romans, it is reasonable to conclude, that during their vassalage, our progenitors had kept fast hold of their ancient prejudices and customs. We are told, which is probably true, that in many corners of the island, the Romans permitted the natives to be governed partly by their own laws, and under princes of their own. In those Asyla, people thus disposed, and who spoke a language which was unintelligible to their political masters, would naturally preserve the memory of their sacred poems and traditional institutes: they would also continue to perform such of their mystical rites, as were less obnoxious to observation and public censure.


“From the language of the Triads, and some ancient poems, there is reason to infer, that they carried their prejudices still further: that during the Roman government, there was a seminary of Druids some where in the North of Britain, or in an adjacent island; and probably beyond the limits of the empire, where the doctrine and discipline of heathenism were cultivated without control: that those Druids persisted in sacrificing, even human victims : that certain devotees, from the Southern provinces, repaired to their solemn festivals: that upon the departure of the Romans, some abominable rites were brought back from the North into Mona, and into other parts of Wales; and that the Northern seminary was not finally suppressed till the close of the sixth century. (pp. 386, 462)

The Celtic Druids’ rule over Britain was again challenged by the arrival of Roman Catholic missionaries led by Augustine of Canterbury in 597 A.D.  In his book, Anglo-Saxon England, Peter Hunter Blair surmised that “during the first half of the seventh century the Roman missionaries in south-eastern England were so heavily engaged in their fight against deep-rooted paganism that the teaching of letters to their converts was beyond their power.” (p. 312-313)

Druidism flourished for over a thousand years until the arrival of Christianity. By the sixth century it had ceased to exist in its complete form, and it was only revived after another thousand years, in the seventeenth century.” (Order of Bards & Druids)

J. A. Wylie’s History of the Scottish Nation cited the Irish historian, Muirchu, who identified the Druids of Ireland as “Anakim.” Moses identified the Anakim as the fallen angels whose offspring the Israelites were about to encounter when they entered the Promised Land.

“A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak!” (Deut. 9:2) 

We gather from Muirchu’s account that the Catholic missionary, Palladius, uttered similar words before departing from Ireland:

The old Druidic priesthood of that island was still powerful—more powerful than in either England or Scotland. The Romans were great iconoclasts when Druidic oaks or altars were concerned; and hence a vast demolition of stone circles and sacred groves in Britain and Caledonia; but the Romans had never been in Ireland; and as a consequence, no ax or hammer had been lifted up upon the consecrated trees, and the sacrificial dolmens of that land, unless it might be that of some iconoclastic Scot, and so the priesthood of Ireland retained much of its ancient influence and power. This made the task of Christianising pagan Ireland a formidable one indeed. When Palladius shook off the dust from his feet against the Scots who had rejected him as their bishop, as manifestly they did, he might have turned to the pagan Irish, but his heart failed him, when he thought how hazardous the enterprise would prove. The Anakim of Irish paganism were ‘fierce and savage,’ says an old chronicler Muirchu, ‘and ready to wash out in blood any affront that might be offered to their Druidic divinities, and so Palladius leaving ‘those few sheep in the wilderness,’ he had been appointed to feed, turned and fled from a land which, doubtless, it repented him he ever had entered. ‘He crossed the sea,’ says the authority quoted above, ‘and ended his days in the territories of the Britons.”  (Muirchu about A.D. 700, and preserved in the Book of Armagh, A.D. 800.)” (History of the Scottish Nation)

A famous painting by William Holman Hunt depicted the abduction and subsequent execution of Christian missionaries in Britain. The painting was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1850 and, strangely, is now in the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, the place of origin of the Ancient Order of Druids. 



A Converted British Family Sheltering a Christian Missionary from the Persecution of the Druids

Hunt’s painting depicts a family of ancient Britons occupying a crudely constructed hut by the riverside. They are attending a missionary who is hiding from a mob of pagan British Celts. A druid is visible in the background at left pointing towards another missionary who is being taken by one of the mob. A stone circle is noticeable behind the missionary, but these scenes can only be glimpsed through gaps in the back of the hut used by the Christian family. The contrast between Christian and Druidic symbols is identified by the painting of a red cross over a stone within the Christian family’s hut.” (William Holman Hunt)

Following the Roman occupation of Britain, the Druids went underground and transformed themselves into the Culdees (from Chaldees / Chaldeans) who lived in monastic orders, which they called seminaries, in Britain, Scotland and Ireland. The Culdees were Jewish Kabbalists who received their occult tradition from the ancient Chaldeans, according to H.P Blavatsky:

The ancient Chaldæan Kabalists—the masters and inspirers of the Jewish Kabalah—were neither the Anthropomorphizers of the Old Testament, nor those of the present day. Their Ain-Suph—the Endless and the Boundless—‘has a form and then has no form,’ says the Zohar, and forthwith explains the riddle by adding: ‘The Invisible assumed a Form when he called the Universe into existence.’ That is to say, the Deity can only be seen and conceived of in objective nature—pure pantheism...” (The 6-Pointed & 5-Pointed Stars”)

Today there is an Order of the Culdees in the UK called the Céile Dé Order which is a mix of “Celtic Christian and Pagan traditions.

“Little is known historically about the Céili Dé (plural) - or Culdees - who existed in Britain and Ireland in centuries past. Ask almost any Gael on the West of Scotland or Ireland and they will say the Céili Dé walk the edges where early Celtic Christianity blurs into its Foster-Mother; Druidism - their history blurs into myth - their saints blur into Gods and Goddesses...


“Some Gaelic legends say they were originally Druids who foresaw the coming of The Christ Consciousness and welcomed into the world that new Being they called Iosa Mac Dhe long before the first missionary ever set foot on British soil...


“The Order, comprising both brothers and sisters, are part of a Spiritual lineage held both in Ireland and the Highlands of Scotland, who still practice what we call the Living Celtic Spiritual Tradition – that naturally poetic and unselfconscious mix of Celtic Christian and Pagan that is the hallmark of the Gaelic Soul. The work of the Céile Dé Order today is, in part, about spreading the tradition beyond ‘the monastery walls...” (The Path of the Céile Dé - or Culdee)

“Celtic Christianity” is today extolled by Fundamental, Evangelical and Charismatic ministries as the true Church” of the Middle Ages which was cruelly persecuted and exterminated by the Roman Catholic Church  In fact, besides promoting Zionism, mainstreaming heretical medieval sects is just about the only issue on which Fundamentalist, Evangelical and Charismatic leaders agree. Also praised as the true Christians” are the Albigenses, Cathars, Donatist, Novatians, Bogomils, Paulicians, Lollards, Waldenses and Anabaptists, all of which denied fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith and preserved the ancient heresies for future generations. For the truth about these heretical medieval sects and those who promote them as “Christian”, please see “The Real History of King James Onlyism.” 

In 1214, Oxford University was officially established after a school of Masters and Scholars was implicated in the murder of a young woman.

The early history of the University shows that it evolved from a group of Masters and students residing in Oxford in the latter part of the twelfth century... In 1214 the body of Masters and Scholars at Oxford was placed under the jurisdiction of a Chancellor, to be appointed by the Bishop of Lincoln. The office was created under the terms of an award of the papal legate, Nicholas Cardinal Bishop of Tusculum, made in settlement of a dispute with the townspeople over the hanging of two students in 1209 for complicity in murder. This incident had resulted in the closure of the schools and the summary departure of the scholars in protest, some of whom went on to establish a studium in Cambridge. Later in the century it became the practice for the Bishop of Lincoln to confirm in office the Chancellor elected by the Oxford Masters themselves.” (Oxford University)

In 1245 A.D., the Ancient Order of Druids was formed at Mount Haemus Grove. Richard Cavendish wrote in Man, Myth and Magic of the Druidic gathering which met at the site now occupied by Oxford University:

“Druid traditions were unwritten until recently and links are widely dispersed in time. It is said that in 1245 a gathering was held with representatives from many parts and the objects of the Order were agreed. A grove or group was founded, the Mount Haemus Grove which still exists. Druids appear, together with Rosicrucians and Freemasons, in the mixture of mystical-occult societies of 18th century London; these were largely influenced by the mystic Jacob Boehme.” (Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural, Vol. 6, NY: Marshall Cavendish Corp, 1970, p. 722)

Ronald Hutton confirmed the founding of the Druid Order at Mount Haemus Grove in Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain:

“...the posthumously published book on Druidry written by Ross Nichols, founder of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids...credited the origins of modern Druid orders to John Aubrey, who decided in or around 1694 to revive a society of Druids called the Mount Haemus Grove, which he learned had been founded at Oxford in 1245...” (Blood and Mistletoe: The History of the Druids in Britain, Ronald Hutton, p. 125)

The Cambridge Encyclopedia entry for Oxford University verifies the gathering of Druid masters and students in Oxford and founding of Oxford University in 1249 A.D.

“Oxford University. The oldest university in Britain, having its origins in informal groups of masters and students gathered in Oxford in the 12th-c... The closure of the University of Paris to Englishmen in 1167 accelerated Oxford’s development into a universitas... University College 1249.” (pp. 823-24)

A History of Pagan Europe records that the Ancient Order of Druids of Oxford was revived and established in London in 1781. The book also confirms that the Ancient Order of Druids of Oxford descended from the Mount Haemas Grove Order which originally met in Oxford:

“In 1781...the Ancient Order of Druids was set up in London by Henry Hurle, as an esoteric society patterned on Masonic lines. In 1833, a split between the mystics and those who wanted a friendly society led to the majority forming the United Ancient of Druids... The mystical side continued as the Albion Lodge of the Ancient Order of Druids of Oxford, claiming descent from the Mount Haemus Grove.” (Pennick & Jones, p. 211)

Today the Ancient Order of Druids is alive and well. Disguised in the intellectual environs of Oxford University and lodges of Freemasonry, Druidry has managed to infiltrate and take over the leadership of the churches, educational institutions and governments of the world. Today, Freemasons hold the Druids in the highest esteem because they preserved the ancient mysteries which are the secret doctrine of Freemasonry. Various sources mention the connection between Druidry and Freemasonry:

Albert Pike speaks greatly about the importance of the worship of the serpent in Morals & Dogma in the various pagan mysteries’ religions of antiquity...

Freemasonry idolizes the Druids.   Pike not only mentions the Druids in this sentence, but other Masonic authors are even bolder in their admission that Freemasonry venerates them because their Mysteries’ Religion is identical to the Druids: ‘... our mode of teaching the principles of our profession [Masonry] is derived from the Druids ... and our chief emblems originally came from Egypt ...’ (William Hutchinson, Mason, The Spirit of Masonry)


Another Masonic writer (Albert Churchward), states that Masons are ‘our present Druids.’ (Albert Churchward, Signs and Symbols of Primordial Man: the Evolution of Religious Doctrine from the Eschatology of the Ancient Egyptians)


Another Masonic author, George Oliver, also noted Freemasonry’s connection with the Druids. The Druids had a high veneration for the Serpent. Their great god, Hu, was typified by that reptile; and he is represented by the Bards as ‘the wonderful chief Dragon, the sovereign of heaven’.’ (George Oliver, Signs and Symbols...) At least, this Satanic view of the serpent and the dragon being identical beings is consistent with the Bible, as the Scripture says they both are symbols of Satan (Revelation 12:9)

When Masonic authors Pike, Hutchinson, Churchward, and Oliver identify Masonry as coming from the Druid religion, this admission is extremely damning. ‘Masons...admire the Druids and some of them even claim that Masonry came from Druidism. Of course, the Druids were occultic priests, practiced astrology, and offered human sacrifices.’ (Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, p. 28)” (Freemasonry Proved to Worship Satan)



The current revival of Druidry and Arthurian lore is reimaging the ancient death cult as a benevolent society of nature lovers and environmentalists.  However, modern-day Wickerman festivals and movies presage the reappearance of the Wicker Man as an instrument of human sacrifice under the despotic rule of a Druidic Dragon King and his Druidic Dragon Court.  The victim in the 1967 horror novel, Ritual, and the 1973 and 2005 Wicker Man films was a devout puritanical Christian.

And when he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held.” Rev. 6:9

A popular setting for meetings and events at John MacArthur’s The Master’s College is a grove called Under the Oaks.” An upcoming event will be a Big Band Concert attended by members of the President’s Circle, an elite group of wealthy contributors to TMC.  This worldly event will be held “Under the Oaks” on April 30, which is the Druid feast of Beltane:

“A special Under the Oaks BIG Band ConcertApril 30th 5 p.m. at North Campus. Enjoy the sounds of classic jazz and spectacular big band tunes on the beautiful campus grounds.

Druids worshipped the oak tree as a king of the gods and a grove of oak trees as an entrance to the underworld. For this reason, Druids always performed their demonic rituals in groves of oak trees.

“Of all the trees in Britain and Ireland the oak is considered king... In the Classical world it was regarded as the Tree of Life as its deep roots penetrate as deep into the Underworld as its branches soar to the sky, and it was held sacred to Zeus and Jupiter... Druids have always been associated with sacred groves and particularly oak forests... Combined with the Indo-European root ‘wid’: to know, ‘Druid’ may have referred to those with ‘knowledge of the oak,’ the ‘Wise Ones of the Oakwood’. The Sanskrit word, ‘Duir’, gave rise both to the word for oak and the English word ‘door’, which suggests that this tree stands as an opening into greater wisdom, perhaps an entryway into the otherworld itself... Pliny, who lived in Gaul during the 1st century CE,...writes that the Druids performed all their religious rites in oak-groves.”  (Order of Bards, Ovates & Druids)

Thus among the Celts of Gaul the Druids esteemed nothing more sacred than the mistletoe and the oak on which it grew; they chose groves of oaks for the scene of their solemn service, and they performed none of their rites without oak leaves. The Celts, says a Greek writer, worship Zeus, and the Celtic image of Zeus is a tall oak.... Men sacrificed to oak-trees for good crops...” (James Frazer, The Golden Bough, XV. The Worship of the Oak)

The Druids performed rituals and ceremonies in groves of sacred oak trees, and believed that the interior of the oak was the abode of the dead. (Sacred Legends of the World Tree)

“Oak in the forest towers with might, In the fire brings the Gods in sight...

King Arthurs round table was made from a single cross section of a large Oak...

Witches often danced beneath the Oak Tree for ritual. The druids would not meet for ritual if there was not an Oak tree present. Idols were made from Oak wood. (The Goddess Tree: Oak)

The Old Testament prophecies of Jacob and Moses foretell the future of the tribe of Dan.

“And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days... Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.” Genesis 49:1, 16-18

“And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death...  And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.” Deut. 33:1, 22

Moses prophecy that Dan would leap from Bashan refers to the area in northern Israel that is today called the Golan Heights. In the ancient times, Golan in Bashan was also called Gaulon, Gaulana, Gaulane and Gaulanitis from which the Celtic name “Gaul” derived. It was a priority of modern Jews in Israel to capture the Golan Heights in 1967 during the 6-Day War in order to reinstitute the worship of the Canaanite gods, Baal and Asteroth, during the Tribulation period.

Hundreds of stone altars called dolmens are found in the Bashan/Golan Heights area.  Dolmens are also found in Great Britain at megalithic monuments such as Stonehenge and Avebury which are World Heritage Sites:

“In parts of Britain and Ireland the best-known type of megalithic construction is the stone circle, of which examples include Stonehenge, Avebury, Ring of Brodgar, and Beltany. These, too, display evidence of astronomical alignments, both solar and lunar. Stonehenge, for example, is famous for its solstice alignment.”

These sites are usually described as burial places to deflect awareness of their real function. Upon the dolmens the Druids “bathed their altars with the blood of human victims”:

“A person, who can recall the scenes of ancient days, will not traverse the island of Great Britain, which craft and superstition so long made the theatre of a cruel religion, without feeling eager curiosity, succeeded by a kind of awful horror, in viewing those places, where, in the gloom of the thickest woods, the Druids performed their tremendous rites, where they erected their sanguinary temples, and bathed their altars with the blood of human victims.” (A Complete History of the Druids: Their Origin, Manners, Customs, Powers, Temples, Rites, and Superstition, with an Inquiry Into Their Religion, T. G. Lomax, p. 24)

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), the English poet who became famous for his Dictionary of the English Language, described the Druids stone altars in A Description of Stonehenge, Abiry, &c. in Wiltshire: With an Account of the learning and discipline of the Druids.

“STONEHENGE… There is also a large stone lying within the entrance of the area, which in all likelihood served by way of a table, upon which the victims were dissected and prepared.” (p. 6)

“ABIRY… The central obelisk of this temple is circular at the base, and of an immense bulk, being twelve cubits, that is, somewhat more than twenty feet long and five cubits in diameter. When standing, it was higher than the rest. Before it was the altar of this temple. On this southern side was the ring-stone for the victim.” (p. 37)

Samuel Johnson also revealed that the Druids worshiped the god, Jove, as Jehovah, in their rituals under oak trees:

“In their worship they were equally averse to inclosed temples and the use of images. The name of Jupiter they would never admit of, and tolerated only that of Jou or Jove… True, that they invoked the SUPREME by the name JEHOVAH TSEBAOTH, the LORD OF Hosts, or God of Armies: And hence their supposed respect for Mars. True, that the oak was esteemed as an emblem of that solemn covenant in which their hopes of happiness were placed, and that, under it, divine honors were paid to JEHOVAH, the Purifier and Mediator…” (p. 49)

The Bible Places website displays photos with descriptions of the oaks of Bashan, its stone altars called “dolmens” and the Mount Hermon area. These photos show the proximity of the Oaks of Bashan to Mount Hermon which is also called Mount Sion. Note the similarity between the dolmens of Bashan to the dolmens of Stonehenge in Great Britain. These stone edifices were not merely burial sites, as suggested, but altars upon which human sacrifices, especially of children, were offered to the Canaanite gods, Baal-Moloch and Astoreth.


Golan Heights (Biblical Bashan)

Oaks of Bashan

Cattle have been raised in this area, in ancient times as well as today. Both beef and dairy cattle are currently raised in the Golan Heights. In biblical times, this area (known as Bashan) was known for its cattle and its oak trees. Amos 4:1-2 (NASB) Hear this word, you cows of Bashan... (cf. Ps 22:12). Zechariah 11:2 (KJV) Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down” (cf. Isa 2:13).

Golan Heights



Hundreds of dolmens have been found in the Golan Heights. Used for burial in the basalt areas where grave digging is difficult, dolmens were used for burial during both the Early Bronze I and Intermediate Bronze periods. The dolmen was most likely intended as a burial chamber for the chief of a clan, or another member of the nomadic elite. A dolmen is constructed of two large vertical stone slabs capped by a horizontal stone, which can weigh up to 30 tons.”

Mount Hermon


Mount Hermon is the southern tip of the anti-Lebanon mountain range. The highest peak of Mount Hermon is 9,230 ft. The highest point inside Israel’s borders today is Mizpe Shelagim, the snow observatory, at 7,295 ft. In the Bible it is known as Ba’al Hermon, Sirion, and Sion. Psalm 133 gives an image of the pleasantness and fruitfulness of this mountain. It speaks of the bounty of water, a place that receives much precipitation. Hermon, on average, gets 60 inches of precipitation a year (in 1992 it received 100 in). It is quite possible that the Transfiguration took place somewhere on the slopes of Mount Hermon, as Jesus and his disciples were previously noted to be in the region of Caesarea Philippi. Caesarea Philippi sits at the base of Mount Hermon and thus Mount Hermon could be the mountain where Jesus took the disciples.”

And the coast of Og king of Bashan, which was of the remnant of the giants, that dwelt at Ashtaroth and at Edrei, And reigned in mount Hermon, and in Salcah, and in all Bashan, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and half Gilead, the border of Sihon king of Heshbon.” Joshua 12:4-5

The Canaanite worship of Moloch and Ashtoreth at Ashtaroth involved child sacrifice which was adopted by the tribe of Dan which later performed their abominable rites under the oak” trees of Great Britain.

But draw near hither, ye sons of the sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and the whore. Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood, Enflaming yourselves with idols under every green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clifts of the rocks? Isaiah 57:3-5 (KJV)

The Bishops Bible and Coverdale Bible translate verse 5 differently than the King James Bible. The Hebrew word חָמַם chamam which means “to heat, be hot was translated make your fire” in the the Bishops Bible and under the okes” was the translation for אֵל ’el in both English Bibles which predated the 1611 Authorised Version:

Ye make your fire vnder the okes, and vnder all greene trees, and ye offer children in the valleys and dennes of stone.Is 57:5 (Bishops Bible, 1568)


Ye take youre pleasure vnder the okes, & vnder all grene trees, the childe beynge slayne in the valleys, & dennes of stone.Is 57:5 (Coverdale Bible, 1535)


Strong’s Concordance #410

אֵל el - shortened from 352; strength; as adjective, mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity):—God (god), X goodly, X great, idol, might(-y one), power, strong.

אַיִל ’ayil - from the same as 193; properly, strength; hence, anything strong; specifically a chief (politically); also ... an oak or other strong tree:—mighty (man), lintel, oak, post, ram, tree.

Another similarity to the region of Bashan is the location of The Masters College Under the Oaks” grove at the North Campus (#9 in the photo below), just as Mount Hermon is located in the northern extremity of Israel.



“A special Under the Oaks BIG Band Concert

April 30th 5 p.m. at North Campus. (President’s Circle)

Considering the abundance of evidence that John MacArthur is a Freemason and a Druid, we do not think it a coincidence that the sacred grove of oak trees, under which TMC students gather for meetings and events, is located in the North Campus. Pagan rites must be performed according to specific rules in order to invoke their deities (demons) without dire consequences.

First a sacred circle must be cast according to the cardinal points of the compass. John MacArthur displayed such a compass on his Outreach Ministry webpage, but it was removed subsequent to The Watchman Wakes expose.

The directional compass is an important device used in ritual high magic. Covens use the compass when casting a circle before their rituals to establish the four directions from which they invoke the rulers of this world’s darkness. They also use the compass to determine “True North” which is believed to be the residence of Lucifer “in the sides of the north” based on Isaiah 14:13:

For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north.” 

The following is an excerpt from our report, Designer Marks of the Beast: Part 4: Sacred Circles & True North:

Uncovering the Occult:  The following is from a checklist for law enforcement investigators to use when investigating crime scenes with what appear to have occult overtones:

Compass orientation: How is the ritual site oriented to True North? There is a long tradition in Occidental mysticism, religion and ceremonial magick relating the traditional elements (air, fire, water, and earth) to the cardinal points of the compass.’

(Each element has a direction within a magick circle or working:

East = Air; South = Fire; West = Water; North = Earth; Center = Spirit or Akasha.) 

“True North in Ritual Sacrifice

“An example of an outline for a solitary ritual [sacrifice?] that closely follows those performed in a coven environment.  This example can be utilized by either the solitary follower or a full coven.  Excerpted from the book ‘To Ride a Silver Broomstick’ by Silver RavenWolf.

A.  Ritual Preparation
     1.  Define purpose
     2.  Write ritual
     3.  Gather necessary tools
     4.  Prepare area
     5.  Prepare body
B.  Open Circle
     1.  Find true North
     2.  Set up Magickal ‘doorway
     3.  Call the Watchtowers / Elemental Quarters
C.  Invocation to the deities
     1.  Align self with deity
     2.  Invoke deities

The following excerpt from “The Wicker Man: A Ritual of Transformation” shows how a Druid ritual is performed on Beltane. This would be a major fire festival of burning the Wicker Man:

 “Rites of Spring 1982: a circle of witches gathers at twilight in a familiar clearing in the southern New Hampshire woods. They come deliberately in four lines from the cardinal directions singing their invocations to the beat of a lone drum. Only moments before, the members of each line had formed their own circle, chanting together and calling the energy and power of one direction, one element, to be with them. Now, wearing colored ribbons (yellow for air, red for fire, blue for water, and green for earth) the four lines merge in a circle surrounding a human-like figure woven of reeds and grasses that stands at the center. The chanting voices weave together as do the dancers, until the movement suddenly stops, each group in its quarter.

One Druid couple described how they determined “True North” prior to building a Dragon Temple:

“ find the circle’s orientation to True North...we marked the alignment of the center of the sacred space, the fire pit, to the North Star, also known as Polaris, on the ground. With this alignment all others were easily worked out.”

True North is an esoteric reference to the coming pole shift, the grand finale of which is prophesied in Isaiah 24:1, after Masonic engineers attempt to realign the earth to “True North” where they believe Lucifer resides or where he plans to dethrone God. God, however, will have the last Word in this matter:

“Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof... The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.” (Is. 24:1,19-20)


See: Heeding Bible Prophecy: Polar Shift

Psalm 22 is a Messianic prophecy which describes the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The following verses identify the Scribes and Pharisees as “strong bulls of Bashan” which would be the serpent seed tribe of Dan.

“Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion... For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet... Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog. Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.” Psalm 22:12-13, 16, 20-21

“The bulls of Bashan are here alluded to as remarkable for their size, their strength, and their fierceness; and are designed to represent men that were fierce, savage, and violent.” (Albert Barnes, Notes on the Bible)

Note the Lord refers to His murders as the lion, the dog and the unicorn. The lion and the unicorn are symbols of the Merovingian bloodline and the tribe of Dan. The Merovingian bloodline is the seed of the serpent (Nephilim) and the daughters of men. This genetic link may be inferred to be literal in Jesus’ rebuke of the Scribes and Pharisees in John 8:  

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44

God had the last Word against the strong bulls of Bashan who mocked His Son during the crucifixion. Their conspiracy backfired.

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.” (1 Cor. 2:7-8)

Nor is God finished with the bulls of Bashan, for their conspiracy will again backfire:

But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses. The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea: That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.” Psalm 68:21-23

The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, I will bring my people again from the depths of the sea. Our translators’ interpolation of the words, my people,’ is unhappy. The psalmist means to represent God as threatening his enemies, not as encouraging his faithful ones. Though his enemies (verse 21) fly to Bashan and bury themselves in its woods, or though they even hide themselves in the depths of the sea, he will search them out, and bring them back,’ that vengeance may be taken on them (see verse 23).” (Pulpit Commentary)

When the Nephilim and their descendants, the modern Druids of the tribe of Dan, set up their world government at Mount Hermon, the Lord Jesus Christ will search them out and take vengeance. As E. M Bounds wrote in his book on Prayer, to vindicate His name, establish His own being, to avenge His blasphemed name and violated law, and to vindicate His servants.

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.”  Revelation 19:11-16