One of the most enduring figures of the Good Book- that irascible horned devil Baal- will be inside the Beltway this week. Well, the arched entrance to his temple, to be more precise. But nevertheless, the replica arch representing old Baal-peor is being hailed as a “symbol of peace and resilience.”
The original Arch of Palmyra in Syria was the ancient arched entrance to the Temple of Baal. It was destroyed in 2015- by ISIS ironically enough. An outfit named the Institute of Digital Archaeology reconstructed the arches using 3-D printers. Just an innocent project intended to preserve notable antiquity? Consider this:
It was unveiled on April 19, the occult holiday of Beltane, the beginning of a 13-day period known as ‘the Blood Sacrifice to the Beast’. This took place at the 2016 UNESCO World Heritage Fair in Trafalgar Square in London.
Next was a UN World Heritage event in New York City in September. After that, a global summit in Dubai. Then, off to the G7 in Florence, Italy.
Now, the Arch is in DC to catch the back end of the sacrifice to the beast, and to form that Baal bond.
After this tour stop in DC, the Arch is off to the Hague- the city of “peace and justice”- the site of the UN’s International Criminal Court.
This reconstructed relic sure seems to be popular amongst a certain community, don’t you think? I think the Spirit of Baal is being summoned into some pretty interesting places. The more things change, the more they stay the same.
Meet the new Baal, same as the old Baal.