The Egyptian Obelisk – What does it mean?

In ancient Egypt the obelisk symbolized the sun god, Ra. It was said to have been a petrified ray of the Aten, the sundisk. But why is this symbol seen in so many places including London, Washington DC and the Vatican?

Around 30 BCE, Rome seized control of Egypt. The Ancient Romans were awestruck by the obelisks they saw and looted the various temple complexes.

Obelisk Monuments

The largest standing and tallest Egyptian obelisk is the Lateran Obelisk in the square at the west side of the Lateran Basilica in Rome at 105.6 feet tall.

More well known is the iconic obelisk at Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican. Brought to Rome by the Emperor Caligula in 37 CE, it has stood at its current site and on the wall of the Circus of Nero, flanking St Peter’s Basilica. This one was taken from the Temple of Isis in Egypt.

Not all the Egyptian obelisks in the Roman Empire were set up at Rome: the Idumean (of Esau), Herod the Great, imitated his Roman patrons and set up a red granite Egyptian obelisk in the hippodrome of his new city Caesarea in northern Judea.

Obelisk monuments are also known from the Assyrian civilization, where they were erected as public monuments that commemorated the achievements of the Assyrian king, i.e. the Black obelisk of Shalmaneser, the king who took Israel captive (2 Kings 17).

The King of Israel bowing to Shalmaneser III, king of Assyria depicted on the Black Obelisk

Obelisk Symbolism

Phallic symbolism was prevalent in the architectural tradition of ancient Babylon. The Romans, who were deeply superstitious, also often used phallic imagery in their architecture and domestic items.

“Obelisk, a long pointed four-sided shaft, the uppermost portion of which forms a pyramid. The word “obelisk” literally means “Baal’s shaft” or Baal’s organ of reproduction.”

Masonic and occult symbols illustrated. Dr. Cathy Burns, p 341

The Washington Monument is an obelisk within the National Mall in Washington, D.C., built to commemorate George Washington, once commander-in-chief of the Continental Army (1775–1784) in the American Revolutionary War and the first President of the United States (1789–1797).
Located almost due east of the Reflecting Pool and the Lincoln Memorial, the monument, made of marble, granite, and bluestone gneiss, is both the world’s tallest predominantly stone structure and the world’s tallest obelisk.

The Washington Monument is a hollow Egyptian style stone obelisk with a 500-foot tall column and a 55-foot tall pyramidion. Total Height of 555’ x 12” = 6660”

It is the tallest monumental column in the world if all are measured above their pedestrian entrances. Overtaking the Cologne Cathedral, it was the tallest structure in the world between 1884 and 1889, after which it was overtaken by the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

The Power of Example

The Heavens declare the Righteousness of the LORD

“Declare His glory among the heathen, His wonders among all people. For the LORD is great, and greatly to be praised: He is to be reverenced above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens.”

Psalms 96:1-5

“…The Lord reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of His throne… The heavens declare His righteousness, and all the people see His glory. Confounded are all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols…”

Psalms 97:1-7

Baal Hammon

Baal Hammon was the chief god of Carthage. He was the weather god considered responsible for the fertility of vegetation and esteemed as King of the Gods. He was depicted as a bearded older man with curling ram’s horns. …Modern scholars identify him with Dagon the Fish-god.


Tanit was a Phoenician goddess, the chief deity of Carthage alongside of her consort Baal-hamon. …She is the equivalent to the moon-goddess Astarte/Ashtoreth …a consort of Baal Hamon, a heavenly goddess of war, a virginal mother goddess
Her shrine excavated at Sarepta in southern Phoenicia (modern-day Lebanon) revealed an inscription that identified her … securely to the Phoenician/Venetian goddess Astarte (Ishtar). The same images can be traced to the Black Madonna.

Astarte in Washington DC
The shrine to the virgin Mother-Goddess in Washington DC

Amun Ra was the ultimate god of the entire ancient Egypt; many of the Egyptians considered him as the God of Kings and the King of Gods! He is the oldest and most worshiped ruler of ancient Egypt. Ra was the god of the sun and light, who traveled across the sky every day in a burning boat.

As the chief deity of the Egyptian Empire, Amun-Ra also came to be worshiped outside Egypt, according to the testimony of ancient Greek historiographers in Libya and Nubia. As Zeus Ammon, he came to be identified with Zeus in Greece and Jupiter in Rome.

“Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria … he did evil in the sight of the Lord and walked in the way of his father and his mother [Jezebel], and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin: For he served Baal, and worshiped him, and provoked to anger the Lord God of Israel, according to all that his father had done.”

1 Kings 22:51-53

Elijah, Samuel and Jesus vs. Baal and Ashtoreth


“And it came to pass, when Ahab, king of Judea, saw Elijah the Prophet, that Ahab said to him, ‘Are you he that troubles Israel?’ And he answered, ‘I have not troubled Israel; but you and your father’s house, in that you have forsaken the Commandments of the LORD and have followed Baal.

Now therefore send, and gather to me all Israel unto mount Carmel and the prophets of Baal four hundred and fifty, and the prophets of the groves/Ashtoreth four hundred, which eat at Jezebel’s table’. So Ahab sent unto all the children of Israel, and gathered the prophets together unto mount Carmel.

And Elijah came unto all the people and said, ‘How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow Him: but if Baal, then follow him‘. And the people didn’t answer him a word.”

1 Kings 18:17-21


“And Samuel spoke to all the House of Israel, saying, ‘If you do return to the LORD with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods and Ashtaroth from among you, and prepare your hearts unto the LORD and serve Him only: and He will deliver you out of the hand of your enemies.

Then the children of Israel did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth and served the LORD only.”

1 Samuel 7:3


“Again, the devil took Jesus up into an exceeding high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And said to him, ‘I will give you all these things if you will fall down and worship me’.

Then Jesus said to him, ‘Get away from me, Satan: for it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and Him only shall you serve.”

Matthew 4:8-10

The Powerful Example of Sodom and Gomorrah

“I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria (Ephraim); they prophesied in Baal, and caused My people Israel to err. I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery/idolatry, and walk in lies: also they strengthen the hands of evildoers, that none return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto Me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.”

Jeremiah 23:11-14

“For if God did not spare the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher/teacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;

And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an example unto those that after should live ungodly.”

2 Peter 2:4-6

“Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers… Except the Lord of hosts had left unto us a very small Remnant, we would have been as Sodom, and like unto Gomorrah.”

Isaiah 1:7-9
Lot narrowly escapes Sodom
Sodom suffers the wrath of God while a remnant escapes

A Remnant has been Reserved

‘Has God cast away His people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. God has not cast away His people which He foreknew. Don’t you know what the scripture says of Elijah? how he made intercession to God against Israel, saying,

‘LORD, the children of Israel have forsaken Your Covenant, thrown down Your altars, and slain Your prophets, and I am left alone, and they seek my life.’ But what was the answer of God to him? ‘I have reserved to Myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.”

Even so then at this present time also there is a Remnant according to the election of grace.”

Paul – Rom 11:1-5, 1King 19:14-18

The Remnant will Hear

“And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, I am the LORD your God. After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein you dwelt, you shall not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, where I bring you, you shall not do: neither shall you walk in their ordinances.
You shall do My judgments, and keep My ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.”

Leviticus 18:1-4

Israel forsook the LORD and served Baal and Ashtaroth

“When all that generation were gathered unto their fathers: there arose another generation after them, which did not know the LORD, nor yet the works which He had done for Israel. Then the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD and served Baal.

They forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them out of the land of Egypt, and followed other gods, of the gods of the people that were round about them, and bowed themselves unto them, and provoked the LORD to anger. And they forsook the LORD and served Baal and Ashtaroth.

Thus the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel, and He delivered them into the hands of spoilers that spoiled them, and he sold them into the hands of their enemies round about, so that they could not any longer stand before their enemies. Wheresoever they went out, the hand of the LORD was against them for evil, as the LORD had said, and as the LORD had sworn unto them: and they were greatly distressed.”

Judges 2:10-15

“For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the LORD their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared/reverenced other gods, and walked in the statutes of the heathen…”

2 Kings 17:7-8

Israel’s Example at the End

“The children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the LORD their God – they built them high places in all their cities… And they set them up images and groves (images of Asherah/Ashtaroth) in every high hill, and under every green tree: and there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the LORD carried away before them; and worked wicked things to provoke the LORD to anger: For they served idols, whereof the LORD had said to them, ‘You shall not do this thing’.”

Turn from your Evil Ways

Yet the LORD testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, ‘Turn from your evil ways and keep My Commandments and My statutes, according to all the Law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.

Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that did not believe in the LORD their God. And they rejected His statutes, and His Covenant that He made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He testified against them; and they followed vanity, and became vain, and went after the heathen that were round about them, concerning whom the LORD had charged them, that they should not do like them.”

2 Kings 17:7-15

Baal and Ashtaroth

“But they left all the Commandments of the Lord their God, and made them molten images, even two calves, and made a grove (image of Asherah/Ashtaroth), and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal. And they caused their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire, and used divination and enchantments, and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger. Therefore, the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of His sight: there was none left but the tribe of Judah only. Also Judah did not keep the commandments of the LORD their God, but walked in the statutes of Israel which they made.

And so 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.”

2 Kings 17:16-20

The Sins of Jeroboam

For He rent/tore Israel from the house of David; and they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat king: and Jeroboam drove 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 did not depart 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

“…Unto this day they do after their former manners: they do not reverence the LORD, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the Law and Commandment which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom He named Israel; With whom the LORD had made a Covenant, and charged them, saying, ‘You shall not reverence other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to them.’

But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and an outstretched arm, Him shall you reverence, and Him shall you worship, and to Him shall you do sacrifice. And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the Law, and the Commandment, which He wrote for you, you shall observe to do for evermore; and you shall not reverence other gods. The Covenant that I have made with you, you shall not forget; neither shall you reverence other gods. But the LORD your God you shall reverence; and He will deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.”

2 Kings 17:32-41

The king of Assyria did carry away Israel unto Assyria and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes: Because they did not obey the voice of the LORD their God, but transgressed His Covenant, and all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded, and would not hear them, nor do them.”

2 Kings 18:11-12

America Taken Captive – The First Inauguration of Ronald Reagan

The first inauguration of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States, was held on Tuesday, January 20, 1981, on the West Front of the United States Capitol in Washington DC. This was the first inauguration in history to be held on the building’s west side facing the Washington Monument. …Chief Justice Warren E. Burger administered the presidential oath of office to Reagan, who placed his hand upon a family Bible given to him by his mother, opened to 2 Chronicles 7:14.

“And the LORD appeared to Solomon by night, and said to him, ‘I have heard your prayer, and have chosen this place (Solomon’s Temple) to Myself for an house of sacrifice. If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people; If My people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:12-14

A Startling Statement

“If My people … then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14

The ex-Jesuit, Alberto Rivera made a startling statement. He is most notable for his statements about his time as a Catholic priest and the inner workings of the Catholic Church. Rivera said that he became disillusioned upon finding that the Vatican was behind Freemasonry and that its reverence of the Virgin Mary was contradicted by the Bible.

“There would be a sign given to Jesuits throughout the world when all churches would be taken over by the Jesuit Order. The sign was to be when a president of the United States took his oath of office facing west, toward the obelisk.”

Ex-Jesuit priest, Alberto Rivera
Egyptian Obilesk in Washington DC
Reagan’s Inauguration was the first to face west toward the Egyptian Obelisk in Washington DC

Apostolic Nuncio

In 1984 a revised Concordat was signed defining the relations between the government of the United States and the Vatican.

The Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See, the Vatican embassy, is one of the most visible such buildings in Washington.

“The pope, as the ‘Vicar of Christ’ on earth, appoints an Apostolic Nuncio as his personal and official representative both to the Church in the United States and to its Government.”

The Jesuit Oath of Obedience

Q. —How do you travel? A. —In the bark of Peter the fisherman.

Q. —Where do you travel? A. —To the four quarters of the globe.

Q. —For what purpose? A. —To obey the orders of my general and Superiors, execute the will of the Pope and faithfully fulfill the conditions of my oaths.

Q. —Go ye, then, into all the world and take possession of all lands in the name of the Pope. He who will not accept him as the Vicar of Jesus and his Vice-regent on earth, let him be accursed and exterminated.”

Excerpt from The Jesuit Extreme Oath of Obedience
Graven images of RReagan and JPII
Graven Images of Ronald Reagan and JPII in Poland

On November 22nd, 1983, Ronald Reagan signed an accord or concordat with the Nation, Vatican State. They were then recognized as a Nation with full diplomatic relations and an exchange of Ambassadors at the highest level, “Pro Nucio.” Diplomatic relations were severed in June, 1867 over Vatican involvement and engineering in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

“Jesuits who killed President Lincoln – not directly but indirectly – prepared and planned and trained those who did it. Same with JFK.”

Ex-Jesuit Alberto Rivera

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas Texas on November 22, 1963. He was inaugurated on January 21, 1961.

Reagan cut a deal – America taken captive

Year of the Bible

Reagan declared 1983 the “Year of the Bible” …The late Evangelist Jerry Falwell stated that Reagan was “the greatest thing that has happened to our country in my lifetime.” …At the annual meeting of the National Association of Evangelicals in 1983, Reagan delivered his famous address branding the Soviet Union as the “evil empire”. He did so in no small part because the organization affirmed his resistance to the burgeoning nuclear-freeze movement. This movement had garnered support from many other religious leaders, including Catholic bishops. The evangelical right was not only part of Reagan’s coalition; it was also one of its pillars.

In 1984, Falwell and other Christian Right leaders offered an unrestrained endorsement… calling Reagan and Bush “God’s instruments in rebuilding America.” Reagan published an election-year book titled ‘In God I Trust’ …Pat Robertson called Reagan “probably the most evangelical president we have had since the founding fathers.” …Especially apropos in 1984 was his long-standing interest in scriptural prophecy. According to an election-year poll, nearly 40 percent of Americans linked the biblical end-times with a nuclear apocalypse. Where did they get that idea?

City-States that Rule the World

At the center of each city state, are giant phallic-shaped stone monuments.
The flag of Washington’s District of Columbia has 3 red stars denoting DC, Vatican City and City of London).

City of London – FINANCE: They design and control all financial and banking systems including the Federal Reserve.
Vatican City – RELIGION: The Roman Pontiff is seeking to merge all religions into one.
Washington DC – MILITARY: The most powerful weaponry ever to exist.

Three City-States – One World Power System that Controls the World

Vatican City is not part of Italy or Rome. The Vatican is the last true remnant of the Roman Empire. The State of Israel is also said to be a Roman outpost. Their want is to seat the pope in Jerusalem. Israeli authorities have granted the Pope an official seat in the room where the Last Supper supposedly took place on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. The Vatican’s wealth includes investments with the Rothschilds in Britain, France and US and with oil and weapons corporations as well. The Vatican’s billions are said to be in Rothschild controlled ‘Bank of England’ and US Federal Reserve Bank. The money possessed by the Vatican is more than banks, corporations or even some Governments.
The Vatican has long wanted control over part of the area on Mt. Zion so as to turn it into an international religious center for Roman Catholics.
Vatican wealth has been accumulated over the centuries by taxing indulgences, some popes have even sold tickets to heaven. Today, they are harvesting souls in Asia as a 3rd millennium goal.

The influence of the Vatican and the Catholic church is immense — greater than any army, tyrant, or government. They are also the greatest financial power on Earth.

Recently the Roman Catholic bishops dedicated the Americas to ‘Our Lady of Guadalupe‘ who is none other than Ashoreth/Ishtar.

The image of Ashtoreth in the National Shrine of Washington DC

“My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray… they have forgotten their resting place.”

Jeremiah 50:6

Now that the end-times are upon us, everything is becoming manifest. The weeds are being made plainly visible.

“And he said, ‘Go your way, Daniel. For the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.’”

Daniel 12:9-10

A Most Powerful Example

“For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when you are buffeted for your own faults, you shall take it patiently? But if, when you do well, and suffer for it, you take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps. Who did no sin, neither was guile/deceit found in his mouth. Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not. But committed himself to Him that judges righteously. Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.”

1 Peter 2:19-25

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Kim Staver
Kim Staver
August 10, 2023 7:52 pm

Great article, Thank you! The dome is connected with the obelisk also.

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