|The Pool of the Black Star in the Manitoba Legislative Building|
Is the Manitoba Legislative Building a modern-day temple to pagan gods, and "The Pool of the Black Star" symbolic of a sacrificial altar?
In the words of Frank Albo, known as Canada's Dan Brown for his da Vinci style investigation of the building, this mysterious edifice "bar none, is the most sophisticated and complex occult-Masonic-designed building in the world". Frank Albo's expertise covers the world's ancient religions, temple design, mythology, Freemasonry and the Kabbalah, a spiritual movement that dates back thousands of years.
On a recent visit to Winnipeg I toured the Manitoba Legislative Building with guide, Don Finkbeiner, and found its connections to the secretive Freemasons, the Kaballah and the occult strangely riveting.
As I stood on the "Pool of the Black Star" on the lower level of the Legislature, the thoughts of Thomas Leslie recorded in the Legislature's guidebook in 1925 sent a chill down my spine. "There should be an altar here," he said "and a priest, and the image of a god and a victim, and a curved knife, and a circle of white-robed worshippers around the outer edge of the Pool, and the victim should be on the altar and the curved knife should flash; the floor is stained; dull red stains are trickling through the black veins of the marble".
Posted by Anne Gordon on Saturday, 12th March, 2011
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