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The Bushby Fraud

The Bushby Fraud
Exposing An Agenda Disguised as “Researching the Truth”

The Bible Fraud
An Untold Story of Jesus Christ
Tony Bushby
The Pacific Blue Group, INC
Hong Kong

Australian author, Tony Bushby in his 2001 book, The Bible Fraud, has a quote on its front cover attributed to Pope Leo X (1513-1521).  We will discuss this quote in more detail when we approach it in text in the third chapter.  The quote is: “How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us.”  We will see who is proposing the fable for profit later.  Mr Bushby expresses his humility in research when he asks on page 11 “Was this book forseen by Nostradamus?”  What rationality for publishing!

Page 12 gets even better with a title for the page of “No Arguments ... Many people may find themselves at odds with certain conclusions reached within this book.  Therefore, the author, publisher and associates of this publication will not engage in written religious argument with readers who hold a different opinion from those expressed here.”  Forgive me for jumping ahead to Mr Bushby’s fourth title in this series ,The Twin Deception, but it is only to an unnumbered page 13 for the following quote after the same disclaimer about discourse, “Those who doubt what is revealed in this book should personally conduct their own research to verify that what is recorded is supportable in historical records and church archives.”  The research I have done, Mr Bushby, is checking out the sources you cite, and that, sir, has led me no other alternative to expose your misquoting, your taking of quotes out of context, your lies, and the  worst academic charge: plagiarism.  One of Mr Bushby’s primary sources is The Catholic Encyclopedia and I have, unfortunately, had the time to check out every reference made in The Bible Fraud taken from The Catholic Encyclopedia.  I will dissect his agenda by his own sources.

On the third page of his very first chapter, we can find lack of scholarship when we read the following on page 19: “It was the ‘wisest fool in Christendom’,2 who ‘authorized’ the translation and publication of the first Protestant version of the Bible into English.  He came to the English throne in 1603 ... “  If you research the history of the Bible in English you will discover that the first complete translation was published in 1535, and is known by its main translator’s name as the Coverdale Bible.  If you have access to a good rare book library, there should be a copy, for I have studied copies both at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and at the Newberry Library in Chicago, IL.  Please note that the Coverdale Bible is dedicated to Henry VIII.  Of course, it was Henry VIII who had to create the Anglican Church (Church of England) and split from the Vatican because divorce was forbidden by the Catholic Church and his wife would not bear him a son to be his heir.  So in the first sentence of the second section of the first chapter, we can accuse Mr Bushby of sloppy, incomplete research because the first English Bible was published in 1535, and it was in protest to the Vatican’s reluctance to interpret in the languages of the people, spawned by the hundred years of Gutenberg’s genius.  

On page 19, we can also safely accuse Mr Bushby of plagiarism.  Mr Bushby writes about Sir Francis Bacon “He was a man of many aims and purposes, the father of modern science, remodeler of modern law, patron of modern democracy, and possibly the reviver of Freemasonry.”  

A truly remarkable mind expressed its genius through a man named Manly Palmer Hall.  In 1925 he started his research for one of the most interesting tomes ever compiled.  He self-published this work and entitled it An Encyclopedic Outline of Masonic, Hermetic, Qabbalistic, and Rosicrucian Symbolical Philosophy.  The subtitle of this work is THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF ALL THE AGES and its recent reprinted edition, sans plates, is The Secret Teachings of All Ages.  Mr Bushby lists this book in his bibliography on page 237, incorrectly listing 1901 as its publication date; however, 1901 is the year attributed to the birth of Mr Hall.  The Subscription (first) Edition was published in 1928.  The Lilly Library on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, IN (which also houses the Coverdale Bible 1535, as well as other rare old Bibles) possesses a Subscription Edition of this tome.  Listed in the list of subscribers, it is interesting to note that the Vatican Library is found.  The pages in this tome are about a foot wide by one and a half feet long, and Mr Hall numbered his pages with Roman Numerals.  I will cite from this volume; therefore, my paginations will differ from the more recent paperback edition.

Mr Hall writes on pages CLXV and continues onto CLXVI with this about Sir Francis Bacon: “Father of modern science, re-modeler of modern law, editor of the modern Bible, patron of modern democracy, and one of the founders of modern Freemasonry, Sir Francis Bacon was a man of many aims and purposes.”  Though not exactly sure, I believe that this one sentence would be enough evidence to keep from awarding Mr Bushby a Doctoral Degree if this was his thesis in the United States.  But Mr Bushby is Australian, and maybe they don’t mind someone altering an already published sentence slightly, without any recognition.  As we will continue to see, Mr Bushby has taken from Mr Hall at liberty without citing his source.

The next example of incomplete scholarship comes on page 21.  Mr Bushby states “His reason was personal, as King James had previously instructed the revisers to ‘defend the position of the king’ in their restructuring of the texts ... In their translation of 1 Peter 2:13 the revisors changed the phrase ‘the emperor, as supreme’ to ‘the king, as supreme’.  Because King James’ Bible was written to support the authority of a king, …”  It is easy to see how inadequate his research is when consulting his Bibliography because he only refers to one English Bible printed before the KJV in 1611 and that is the Bishop’s Bible 1608.  For every English language Bible printed since 1535, including the Vatican’s official translation, published as a New Testament only in Rhemes in 1582, all use some spelling of king.  No English Bible used the word emperor instead of king!  None!  This piece of evidence is a complete fabrication by Mr Bushby.  

Mr Bushby cites the IX Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, Volume X, page 814 as a source for stating that the Aramaic and Hebrew sources of the Greek biblical manuscripts no longer exist.  He might mean the XI Edition, because this is not in the IX edition on the page cited. 

On page CLXX of Mr Hall’s tome we find the following: “The most famous of all literal cryptograms is the famous biliteral cipher described by Sir Francis Bacon in his De Augmentis Scientarium.  Lord Bacon originated the system while still a young man residing in Paris.  The  biliteral cipher requires the use of two styles of type, one an ordinary face and the other specially cut.  The differences between the two fonts are in many cases so minute that it requires a powerful magnifying glass to detect them.  Originally, the cipher messages were concealed only in the italicized words, sentences, or paragraphs because the italic letters, being more ornate than the Roman letters, offered greater opportunity for concealing the slight but necessary variations.  Sometimes the letters vary a trifle in size; at other times in thickness or in their ornamental flourishes.  Later, Lord Bacon is believed to have had two Roman alphabets specifically prepared in which the differences were so trivial that it is almost impossible for experts to distinguish them.”  We find Mr Bushby using this on page 22: “The most famous of all literal cryptograms is the famous biliteral cipher described by Bacon in his De Augmentis Scientarium.  Sir Francis originated the system while still a young man residing in Paris and this particular cipher required the use of two styles of typeface, one an ordinary face and the other especially cut.  The differences between the two fonts are in many cases so minute that it requires a powerful magnifying glass to detect them.  Originally, the cipher messages were concealed only in italicized words, sentences or paragraphs, because the italic letters, being more ornate than the Roman letters, offered greater opportunity for concealing the slight but necessary variations.  Sometimes the letters vary a trifle in size; at other times in thickness or in their ornamental flourishes.”  Once again, Mr Bushby fails to cite his source.  Aren’t these two passages a little too close?  Re-read both.  Mr Bushby did not change the meat and potatoes of Mr Hall’s words, he only changed the garnish decorating the dish.  

Mr Bushby continues in the next paragraph on page 22 with “Alphabets secretly adjusted were not entirely satisfactory, however, for although they rendered unintelligible the true nature of their writings, their very presence disclosed the fact of concealed information.  Through patience or persecution, the keys to those alphabets were eventually acquired and the contents of the documents revealed to the unworthy.  This was not good enough and necessitated employment of more subtle methods of concealing divine truths.  The result was the appearance of cryptic systems of writing designed to conceal the presence of both the message and the cryptogram.  Thus having devised a method of transmitting their secrets to posterity, Sir Francis Bacon and others like him encouraged the circulation of certain documents specially prepared by incorporating ciphers containing the deepest secrets of religion, mysticism and philosophy.  Thus, medieval Masons and Rosicrucians disseminated their secrets throughout the World without evoking suspicion, since volumes containing these cryptograms could be subject to scrutiny without revealing the presence of the hidden message.”  Once again, this thought belongs to Mr Hall, for he writes on CLXIX: “Secret alphabets were not entirely satisfactory, however, for although they rendered unintelligible the true nature of their writings, their very presence disclosed the fact of concealed information - which the priests also sought to conceal.  Through patience or persecution, the keys to those alphabets were eventually acquired and the contents of the documents revealed to the unworthy.  This necessitated employment of more subtle methods for concealing the divine truths.  The result was the appearance of cryptic systems of writing designed to conceal the presence of both the message and the cryptogram.  Thus having devised a method of transmitting their secrets to posterity, the Illuminati encouraged the circulation of certain documents specially prepared through incorporating into them ciphers containing the deepest secrets of mysticism and philosophy.  Thus, medieval philosophers disseminated their theories throughout Europe without evoking suspicion, since volumes containing these cryptograms could be subjected to the closest scrutiny without revealing the presence of the hidden message.”  Is there any originality to what Mr Bushby presents as his own thought?

There are many more paragraphs that Mr Bushby plagiarizes from Mr Hall concerning Sir Francis Bacon.  I hope that I have presented enough to prove my point; however, it is my hope that your skepticism will lead you to Mr Hall’s tome and compare what he writes about Bacon being the man behind the Shakespearean works with what Mr Bushby presents.  Whose thoughts are original?  Why would Mr Bushby fail to cite Mr Hall as a primary source for his first chapter?

Continuing on into the second chapter, endnotes 23 and 26 should be stated as coming from Volume VII instead of VI of The Catholic Encyclopedia.  Upon close scrutiny, though, we see Mr Bushby misquote his source in Note 23.  On page 34, we find: “Mariamne Herod’s ancestors can be traced back on her grandmother’s (Mariamne I) side to the Hasmonean ‘priest-kings’ and ‘hereditary priests’ from the tribe of Benjamin.  She, her sister, and her brothers were descendants of the legitimate Hasmonean dynasty and ‘carried the Hasmonean blood’.  Once determining that Mr Bushby lists the wrong volume in his note and we find Volume VII, p291, we read ‘inherited from his Hasmonean ancestors’, but nowhere on the page do we find the phrase ‘carried the Hasmonean blood’.  Mr Bushby might accurately state the thought, but he does not need to place any quotes around ‘carried the Hasmonean blood’ because that is, unlike his reporting on Sir Francis Bacon, his own wording.

Mr Bushby,on page 36, attributes this phrase to T. W. Doane’s Bible Myths: ‘all over, as they were a very numerous sect’ when writing of the Essenes. Mr  Doane writes the following on page 431: “ ... that the reason why Jesus was accepted above all others was because the Essenes - a very numerous sect - believed him to be the true Messiah.”  What great accuracy, four out of nine words, are in his cited source!  If Mr Bushby were only a baseball player, he would have an incredible average!

Page 40 yields a vague reference.  Endnote 47 just lists “47. Encyclopedia Britannica ‘Palatine’.  To aid Mr Bushby with his endnote, Palatine cannot be found in the IX Edition, but it can be found in the XI Edition, Volume 20, on pages 595 and 596.

The only critique of the third chapter is the comparison of the quote Mr Bushby uses does not match either of his sources cited as having the quote.  This comes on page 46 (one of Sir Francis Bacon’s favorite numbers), and is the quote attributed to Leo X, also on the cover.  Mr Bushby cites both Doane’s Bible Myths (p438) and Volume IX of The Catholic Encyclopedia.  Mr Bushby’s quote: ‘How well we know what a profitable superstition this fable of Christ has been for us.’  As reported under “LEO X” on page 163 of Volume IX of The Catholic Encyclopedia we find this “How much we and our family have profited by the legend of Christ, is sufficiently evident to all ages.”  Footnote number 4 on page 438 of Doane’s Bible Myths states: “The reader should compare this with Pope Leo X’s avowal that, ‘it is well known how profitable this fable of Christ has been to us.’”  It is interesting to note that this thought, immediately attributed in The Catholic Encyclopedia to a playwright named John Bale took Mr Bushby several more books to at least put out the thought of this quote possibly coming from John Bale.  But, Mr Bushby has never properly quoted either of his sources, and has bastardized both sources to concoct his own quote for Leo X.

Page 54, in the fourth chapter, sees more of an accurate quote, without marks, than many he puts marks around.  Endnote 10 he attributes to Doane, but he more quotes Doane with a few changes than he paraphrases him, but this is not as bad as what he does when commandeering  Mr Hall’s words as his own.

On the next page (55) Bushby writes “The central aspect of Essenic literature was its pre-occupation with prophecy and it was recorded that they had an uncanny ability to successfully predict future events.  Philo, a First Century writer, compared them not only with the Persian Magi but also with the Indian Yogis.  Later researchers also connected the Druids with ‘the Magi of the old Persians’.  Mr Bushby cites this to Albert Macey’s (should be Mackey) Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, 1917, p238.  The Lilly Library has the 1909 version, which was first copyrighted 1873, where we find the following thoughts under the entry for DRUIDICAL MYSTERIES: “It has also been traced to the Hebrew with equal incorrectness,” the etymology of Druid, “for the Druids were not of the Semitic race.” And, “I think that with the old Celts the Druids occupied the same place as the Magi did with the old Persians.”  The connection that 33° Freemason Albert Mackey (the Later researcher?) was making in the 1909 printing of his encyclopedia is different than the one Mr Bushby makes, by my reading.  Mr Mackey seems to be stating that both the Magi and Druid Priesthoods held the same social status.  The relationship between the priesthood of the Druids and the profane masses of Celts, was similar to the power, awe and respect commanded by the Magi over the ancient Persian masses.  My reading of Mr Bushby is that there was some kind of physical, doctrinal overlapping between the Druids on the isles and the Magi.  Although, there is evidence of a global society in our ancient past and a connection through antiquity of the priesthood (the ancient scientists), this is not what I took from Mr Mackey’s encyclopedia.  

My 2004 printing of Mr Mackey’s Lexicon of Freemasonry (first published in 1845) states on page 112 “With respect to the origin of the Druids, the most plausible theory seems to be that of Mr. Higgins, that the Celts, who practiced the rites of Druidism, ‘first came from the east of the Caspian sea, …”  A little contradictory, perhaps, or maybe later, with more research, he felt less so.  My 1970 (MCMLXX) printing of A. E. Waite’s  New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry (two volumes combined in one) on page 198 under DRUIDS AND THEIR MYSTERIES starts with Mr Waite writing “We are not concerned with an excursion into the history of the religious belief or practice, and therefore much which has been advanced by Masonic writers on Druidical Mysteries can be set aside at once including the dreams which have identified them with Brahminical priests, with primitive Buddhists and with keepers of the Mosaic tradition.”  

Next stop, page 74:  Mr Bushby is so close to getting this quote correct that it doesn’t detract from his argument.  He reports “The field of Gospel history had its beginnings in remote Galilee,”; Volume VIII, page 375 of The Catholic Encyclopedia states “The field of the Gospel history was remote Galilee.”  Only slightly incorrect in citing his source here, but where does the intelligent reader start to discern?  Page 75 states that “The Gospels clearly stated that Jesus Christ was a Galilean (Matt 26:70) with twelve followers.  This was in reality Judas Khrestus and, excluding Judas Iscariot, ‘all the apostles were Galileans’ …”  What his source actually states is that other than Judas Iscariot, the rest of the disciples ‘who were all Galileans.’  Again, so slightly wrong that it doesn’t really matter.

Although not in quotes the “Gaul” immediately preceding Endnote 14 is actually “Galla” in The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume X, page 674.

Page 77 note 21 is correct in its use of The Catholic Encyclopedia, but the Endnote fails to state Volume and page number.  Endnote 21 can be found on page 341 of Volume VI.  Later, Mr Bushby informs us that “The reality of the issue was that the now-called early Khrestian/Christian movement was actually a body  of brutal Galilean militants and this may explain why modern day Christian encyclopedias and dictionaries fail to record an A-Z entry under the heading of ‘Galilean’.22  This is a particularly strange omission, for the church proudly stated that ‘the early Christians were called Galileans and the apostles, except Judas Iscariot, were all Galileans.23”  Endnote 22 only tells you to see Catholic Encyclopedias.  The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6 has entries for Galations, Galilee and Gaul.  Endnote 23 is a misquoting.  What it reads is “ ... and it may be remarked that his origin separates him from the other Apostles, who were Galilieans.”

Endnote 24 was supposedly from the 1967 New Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VI, page 737.  Mr Bushby is writing of Judas Khrestus and states this “‘He lived almost as an outlaw in the more mountainous and unpopulated regions of Upper Galilee,’ said the church.24”  I checked every volume of the New Catholic Encyclopedia, reading every page numbered 737 looking for his quote; all to no avail.  Please try to find it yourself, for I failed in that quest.

Page 86 informs the reader that “However, Tiberius died on 16 March 37, and just before Pontius Pilate reached Rome. 20”  Mr Bushby again presents the wrong volume in his endnote.  He states that this quote comes from Volume XVI of The Catholic Encyclopedia, page 718.  This is the quote he should have used from Volume XIV, page 718: “Shortly before his death Tiberius recalled the procurator Pontius Pilate from Judea.”  His source states Pilate was recalled before Tiberius died, but in no way, shape or form does it attempt to relate the arrival of Pilate and the death of Tiberius in a temporal fashion, only that the order for recall went out before Tiberius died.  Do I need to remind Mr Bushby that communication in those times took far longer than the electronic mediums we use today?

Page 88 (Dr Leary’s favorite number) is where we find Mr Bushby’s first truly misleading statement.  Mr Bushby writes about the ante-Nicene father Irenaeus (d. 202) that it was reported by church authorities (New Catholic Encyclopedia, 1967, Volume VII, page 631) “They said of him: ‘Although of crucial importance in the development of the church’s theology, Irenaeus presents problems of considerable difficulty in regard to details’ about Jesus Christ.”  Mr Bushby is seriously misleading the reader here because he should have finished his quote “ ... in regards to details of his life, writings, and teaching.”  Taken in context the New Catholic Encyclopedia states that Irenaeus presents difficulty in regards to his own life, not that of Jesus Christ, as Mr Bushby states.  The confirmation that this is the thought is in the use of the word ‘writings’, which Mr Bushby so conveniently leaves out because there is no known tradition, I am aware of, that Jesus wrote anything.  Please check it out yourself.

Irenaeus is an interesting read.  The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6, page 657 has Irenaeus stating: “It is not possible that the Gospels be either more or fewer than they are.  For since there are four zones of the world in which we live, and four principal winds, while the church is scattered throughout the world, and the pillar and ground of the church is the Gospel and the Spirit of life; it is fitting that we should have four pillars, breathing out immortality on every side and vivifying our flesh ... The living creatures are quadriform, and the Gospel is quadriform, as is also the course followed by the Lord.”  Attributed to Against Heresies (Adv Her) III, xi, 8. There are also four seasons.  Could there be any reasoning why there were specifically twelve disciples?  Twelve followers of the sun.  Twelve hours in a day, twelve hours in a night, Twelve houses of the zodiac.  Following the logic expressed above by Irenaeus, probably.

On page 89, Mr Bushby writes “The church claimed the Acts of Thomas contained ‘an historical nucleus’ 31 …”  What the diligent scholar will read on the page cited by Mr Bushby will be this “ ... and there are also certain historical data which suggest that some of this apocryphal material may contain germs of truth.” Volume XII, page 658, The Catholic Encyclopedia.

Page 91, Endnote 44 is separated from Mr Bushby’s own writing that, even without the quotes, it should be expected to be taken directly from the source cited.  However, he has only presented a paraphrasing of The Catholic Encyclopedia.

Page 95 has Mr Bushby reporting “To cover-up the true origin of the name ‘Christian’, the later church reasoned that ‘Krestus was a Pagan substitute for Christus’17 ...”  The source is Volume VIII, page 374 of The Catholic Encyclopedia.  The source states “are acquainted with the pagan substitution of Chrestus for Christus.”  Page 375 states “It has already been noted that Suetonius considered Christ (Chrestus) as a Roman insurgent who stirred up seditions under the reign of Claudius (AD 41-54).”  But, strange enough, Mr Bushby does not seem to use that quote that would further his theory.  Did he not read the entire entry?

Page 99 is another unverifiable attempt to relate the Essenes and the Druids.  Mr Bushby writes “The Essene doctrine was ‘So closely associated with Druidism that its origin may be said to have been Druidic’ 5...”  Mr Bushby cites Lewis Spence’s 1920 Encyclopedia of Occultism as his source, but fails to tell what page to find the entry for “Celts”.  This page is 96, but it fails to mention the Essenes.  Instead you will read “Magic among the Celtic peoples in ancient times was so closely identified with Druidism that its origin may be said to have been Druidic.”  Page 150 of this encyclopedia has an entry for ESSENES, THE “So far as can be judged there was nothing occult in their beliefs.”

It is of great interest what information is replaced with the “...” for Mr Bushby’s quote associated with Endnote 9.  What Mr Bushby reports is “They laid claim to magical powers and the ability to predict ... it is enough to say that between Essenism in certain aspects and Christianity there are some points of resemblance’.9”  What is reported in The Catholic Encyclopedia is “They laid claim to magical powers and the ability to predict and Freemasons pretended to find in Essenism pure Christianity.  In reference to such chimeras it is enough to say that between Essenism in certain aspects and Christianity there are some points of resemblance.”

I will take a moment to make a quick digression.  On the shelves of the Reading Room at the Lilly Library are several encyclopedias.  They have a set of The Catholic Encyclopedia, followed by a set of the 2002 Revised and Updated New Catholic Encyclopedia.  If you were to look at The Catholic Encyclopedia under FREEMASONRY you would be informed to search under MASONRY.  If you would look, you would see about twenty-five pages of text.  However, if you search under either FREE or just MASONRY in the 2002 Revised and Updated New Catholic Encyclopedia you will not find any entry!  The most fascinating thing about this is that by going over to the Herman Wells Library’s East Tower you can find a copy of the 1967 New Catholic Encyclopedia, which at least has an entry about the Masons, albeit a shorter article than before WWI.  Since 1967, the compilers and editors of New Catholic Encyclopedia have deemed it unnecessary to warn their flock about the Freemasons trying to destroy the Church.  The warning was one of the things edited out in 1967, but the 2002 Edition has absolutely NO entry!  I don’t know what it means, but I know it exists that way on paper through a century of Catholic encyclopedias.

Mr Bushby, again using Lewis Spence’s 1920 Encyclopedia of Occultism creates his own reality when he writes “Mary Magdalen’s father was King of Britain and she was a Celtic Princess, and probably a Druidic priestess.23”  Page 97 of Spence’s work states “Females are generally the conservators of these mysteries, but that there were Druid priestesses is fairly certain.”  Nowhere in Mr Spence’s article can one find any mention, occulted or overt of Mary Magdalen or her father.  All that can be verified is that there were Druidic Priestesses.

Page 108 has Mr Bushby citing Mr Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry again.  And again, his source is dated 1917.  However he fails to inform the reader what entry to search under.  I looked for Cuno, Cunobeline, beline, etc... but could not find where he retrieved this information.  The notes in particular are 31 and 32.

Page 110 starts with Mr Bushby, again separated from his text without quotation marks, using the correct words from his source (The Catholic Encyclopedia); however, he takes liberty with the ordering of his quote, for Volume VI, page 395 has the same words, but in a different order.  Mr Bushby gives another quote for Endnote 37 that is a paraphrasing not in need of the quotation marks used. Endnote 41 is incorrectly listed as Catholic Encyclopedia, 1967, missing the NEW, and it is from Volume II not Volume 11 (this font is even worse than his to determine Roman Numerals and our Arabic numerals.  It appears to be eleven and it should be two).

Page 133 reveals the next quote taken out of context. Mr Bushby writes “Even the genuine Epistles were greatly interpolated to lend weight to the personal views of their authors. 10”  The source, Volume VII, page 645 of The Catholic Encyclopedia is specific in that Mr Bushby’s  “authors” is the SINGULAR “author”; specifically referring to a collection of letters attributed to Ignatius with the thought that Ignatius was the author.  Read this quote twice with the difference being whether it reads as a singular author or a plurality.  The Epistles spoken of was the collection of letters and their author was Ignatius. 

Endnote 6 on page 144 is found on page 230 of Mackey’s 1909 Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.

Mr Bushby informs his reader on page 154 “The word ‘stake’, not ‘cross’, was found in all oldest Christian Gospels and the ‘cross tradition’ did not enter the New Testament until centuries later.  The church admitted that ‘there is no proof of the use of a cross until much later’ than the Sixth Century. 36”  These are the two relevant quotes I found on page 475 of Volume IV of the New Catholic Encyclopedia, which is the source provided by Mr Bushby.  “The cross is beyond doubt the widest used of all Christian signs.  A cross was placed on the altar during Mass as early as the 5th Century in Syria, but there is no proof of a similar custom in the West until much later.”  However, the same page reports “The cross, occasionally even the crucifix was used for private devotion in the first 3 centuries.”  

Chapter Fifteen (pages 160-163) contain more information taken from Mr Hall concerning Sir Francis Bacon and his various uses of ciphers and acrostics.

“A study of Christian records showed ‘it was those who received the gift of public speech who possessed all authority in the primitive church’.  For the first 300 years ‘the primitive church had no organization’ and the clergy ‘did not have a special title ... they were generally called presbyters’.5”  This, Mr Bushby informs the reader about on page 166.   The first set of single quotation marks he uses are unnecessary because he is paraphrasing;  however, Mr Bushby did alter the meaning from ‘primitive community’, as was written in 1907 in his source, to ‘primitive church’.  The second use of quotes is slightly out of context.  The Catholic Encyclopedia reports in Volume II (he has eleven again, same with note 8 that follows) this: “The Primitive Church, he says, had no organization ...”  The key here is that Mr Bushby leaves out the ‘HE SAYS’!  Who is the he?  The Catholic Encyclopedia attributes this thought that there was no organization in the primitive church to a J. B. Lightfoot.  It is not an admission from the Catholic Church as much as a proper citation of reference material, something Mr Bushby obviously does not concern himself.  Finally, the third set of quotations that Mr Bushby uses in these two sentences is a convolution of the source, not needing to be treated as a quotation.

This is exactly the situation we find on page 167 about Endnote 8.  Already mentioned was how this is referred to as Volume Eleven instead of Volume Two.  If you were to check the source you would find that the information Mr Bushby presents at the top of page 167 is not one sentence, and that the ending comes a page earlier than the beginning.

This is followed by taking another quote out of its context.  Mr Bushby attributes this quote to The Catholic Encyclopedia Volume 11, page 652.  “In discussing matters associated with the development of the early clergy, the church itself admitted, ‘One might indeed be curious about the interval between the time of the apostles and the beginning of the Third Century AD’.11”  Yes, Mr Bushby, this is an accurate quote about what the church admits; however, the context of the quote is concerning the authenticity of Moses’ authorship of the Pentateuch.

Mr Bushby did not proofread this page because he quotes, for note 13, “two-two acolytes” when the number should be 42 as The Catholic Encyclopedia has it.  Also, “porters” should read ”doorkeepers”, but it doesn’t drastically alter the meaning.  I am going to quote the entire next paragraph Mr Bushby writes on page 167 because I looked through every volume of The Catholic Encyclopedia and the 1967 New Catholic Encyclopedia on pages 581-582 and could not find anything he puts inside quotes.  “By the first time of the first Christian council at Nicaea in 325, the number had increased to ‘two thousand and forty eight presbyters, deacons, sub-deacons, acolytes and exorcists’.  The number of actual presbyters was 318, mainly ‘preosts’ but amongst them several ‘chief orators’ or bishops.  The exorcists ‘said prayers for pretend exorcism’ and the acolytes or ‘door-keepers’, as they later became called, were illiterate assistants who followed the presbyters. 14”  If Mr Bushby would only have sourced this to the same page as he cited for note 13 above, I could have found my “doorkeepers”.

With the deepest heartfelt applause, I must bring to your attention that Mr Bushby correctly cites The Catholic Encyclopedia in his note 15. about Constantine issuing an edict permitting “all Christians to carry their lawsuits before the bishop”.  Good on ya’, mate, you got one right.

Mr Bushby continues on page 167 with “With this permit, the biscop soon became an influential and powerful personage in the community, the judge and the jury, the voice of Roman authority, and one not entirely of an ecclesiastical nature.  ‘They tended to regard themselves as superior to the highest authorities in matters ecclesiastical and to think of the church as a department of the State’. 16”  His source this time is 1967’s New Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XII, page 577.  Yes, the quote is there, but the “They” referred to are the Christian Emperors of Rome concerning their primacy over the church.  Even the Christian Emperors were uniting the powers of church and state.  This continued at least until Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor.

Mr Bushby must have some special appreciation for page 583.  The last correct note could be found from Volume II, page 583 (see 15 above), the same is true for Endnote 18, page 167.  Although it comes from volume IV, it also can be found on page 583.  Kudos, again, Mr Bushby.

Page 173 finds Mr Bushby informing the reader that Jerome “is called ‘the most holy one’ and, like Augustine, ‘Doctor of the Church’.47”  Mr Bushby cites two sources, and maybe the other one has what he has in quotes.  Here is what The Catholic Encyclopedia Volume XV, page 515 reports:  “Made and copied without any official supervision these western texts soon became corrupt or doubtful and by the time of St Jerome varied so much that the doctor ...” mends the dogma rigid again.

Page 177 finds the following information: “Less than one in 10,000 could read or write (Josephus).  When a presbyter from Carthage called Cyprian told a gathering of rabble he saw ‘an infant vomit the Sacred Species it had received into the holy chalice’, they believed him. 83”  Volume IV, page 584 of The Catholic Encyclopedia has the quote used, but not from Cyprian telling the rabble and their beliefs.

Endnote 111 on page 180 misses the balance that the source presents.  Concerning Lactantius, Mr Bushby writes “Lactanius’ words and thoughts suggested he reincarnated in the 19th Century as Jack the Ripper.  The church said ‘his writings exhibit many shortcomings’. 111”  Page 736, Volume VIII of The Catholic Encyclopedia continues with “as well as the graces of his master ‘Christian Cicero’.”

Endnote 113 following near the bottom of page 180 registers at 2/3 accuracy.  Mr Bushby states “The ‘barbarous, uncouth’ Bishop Tertullian 113 ...” the way that The Catholic Encyclopedia , Volume IV, page 583 (there goes my 583 theory) speaks of Tertullian as “... brilliant, barbarous, uncouth  ...”.  Why not state the “brilliant” part, Mr Bushby?

The next Volume correction to offer Mr Bushby comes in note 7 on page 185.  Mr Bushby claims this quote comes from Volume XI, when, in fact, it can only be found in Volume X of the IX Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

The next mistake Mr Bushby displays from The Catholic Encyclopedia appears on page 187.  “The Catholic Encyclopedia openly discussed ‘the major posed by the artificial structure’ of the Canonical Gospel of Matthew 16”  Page 410 does speak of an “artificial structure” of one of the Gospels; however The Catholic Encyclopedia is talking of the Gospel According to St Luke, and not Matthew as Mr Bushby wishes you, dear reader, to believe in ignorance.  

The quotation Mr Bushby uses on page 188 supposedly from the IX Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica was not in Volume X, or any other volume on page 783ff, I searched through on the fourth floor of the East Tower of the Herman Wells Library in Bloomington, IN.

In referencing the 8000 consultants to the 1967 New Catholic Encyclopedia, Mr Bushby informs the reader some of these consultants “said of the Gospel of John: ‘some of the irregularity undoubtedly stems from the history of editing’. 28”  The volume number is missing in Mr Bushby’s citation; however Volume VII of New Catholic Encyclopedia, page 1087 contains the entry for the Gospel of John and says “after John’s death ... his work was edited by his disciple(s) ...”.  I guess we should rejoice that Mr Bushby at least could get the root “edit” correct, but nothing else in quote pans out.

Notes 31 and 33 are located on the same page as note 32, page 656, and not the pages 135-137 listed from Volume VI of The Catholic Encyclopedia.  Their pages in Mr Bushby’s fictional universe are 189 and 190, respectively.  With the exception of having the wrong page number, Mr Bushby gets three in a row, good on ya’ mate!

Endnote 36 from page 190 cites The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume IX, pages 645-649.  Mr Bushby also tells us in this note that we will find his sources about “Marcellus of Britian” under the heading of “Marcion”.  The Catholic Encyclopedia states that Marcion was from Sinope.  Both Herodotus in the ancient world and Constantin von Tischendorf say that Sinope was on the shores of the Black Sea, not Britain.  Mr Bushby has let down his guard to his true agenda: British Israelism.

Endnote 4 on page 195 is from page 459.  Mr Bushby cites the pages 459-472, but it is found on the first page.  

On page 202, Mr Bushby informs the reader “Simply put, the last twelve verses in today’s version of the Mark Gospel are not original to the story. 27”  His source is the New Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume XII, page 409.  The only reference to Mark on that page is “... (except  probably St. Mark’s Gospel, whose Resurrection narratives are not free from problems) ...”  SEE The Catholic Encyclopedia under CODEX for better confirmation of Mr Bushby’s claim about Mark’s ending.

Following this on page 202, Mr Bushby writes “In 1967, the Editorial Committee that approved the NEW CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIAS openly confessed that the earlier (Trent) decision ‘is no longer sustainable in the view of the better knowledge gained concerning the Gospel’s (Mark) style and vocabulary’. 28”  Page 240, is all that is listed in the Endnote.  After searching EVERY volume of New Catholic Encyclopedia on page 240, I came away empty handed.  I wish you better luck.

Chapter Nineteen begins on page 204 and Mr Bushby’s quote for note number 2.  The title of this chapter is HOW THE TWINS BECAME GOD.  The Catholic Encyclopedia is, again the source.  And, again, I could not find what Mr Bushby purports.  “A considerable amount of presbyter’s material of this period is available, particularly the correspondence of Cyprian (c. 258), consisting of eight-one letters covering many of ‘the superstitions of the time’.”  The entry in Volume IV under writings presents the following information about Cyprian:  “From this large collection,” of Cyprian’s eighty-one letters, “we get a vivid picture of his time.”  Does a vivid picture equate to superstitions?  On page 583 discussing St Cyprian, Bishop of Toulon (476-546): “which discusses some of the disputed theological questions of that age.”

Also on page 583, there is an entry for Saint Cyprian and Saint Justina which contains this: “Cyprian was a heathen magician of Antioch ...”

Mr Bushby’s quote for note 3 immediately following is not where he cites it should be.  Note four lists two Volumes of The Catholic Encyclopedia, V and X.  The page listed for Volume V did not contain what Mr Bushby presents.  It was extremely interesting to find  that the page listed for Volume X was where the entry was for Moloch; however, neither volume listed contained the quote sourced to them.

Note 5 does not improve much.  All that is listed is a page number (546).  Again I check both Volumes V and X that were listed in note 4 that did not pan out.  Volume X, page 546 talks of the Albiginsian Crusade and Volume V had the entry for Essenes.

Page 206, the page listed for note 14 should read 770 instead of 720, but the citation is accurate.

Page 211 contains Mr Bushby’s next fictional quote, this time from the 1967 New Catholic Encyclopedia , Volume 1, page 792.  In the paragraph for Endnote 31, Mr Bushby has six words in his paragraph that should contain the quotes because they are the only words from this paragraph found in his source.  Mr Bushby needed to include inside quotes “Probably at the suggestion of (H)Osius,” because these are the only words to be found, ‘wrapped and bound in leather’, as Mr Bushby reports it, should be found in the source, but it is not there.  Mr Bushby misnames  Hosius, and calls him Osius.  He dangles a loose quote after “Nicaea”, again sloppy, shoddy scholarship.

Note 32 on page 212 is correct.  Congratulations, again, Mr Bushby.  However, note 33 following is dealt with differently in context than what Mr Bushby presents.

Jumping ahead to note 67 on page 219, Mr Bushby again misleads his reader by his interpretation of a source.  “It was Eusebius who also ordered the destruction of fifteen late-Second Century books originally written by a person called Porphyry, citing that they ‘spoke about the Khrestians’.67”  This quote is supposed to come from T. W. Doane’s Bible Myths, page 438, footnote number 5 (immediately following Mr Doane’s reporting of Leo X quote).  Mr Doane reports “Christian Magistrates”, but I could not find justification to specify Eusebius as the one.  It does mention that Porphyry was the author of fifteen books against the Christians. Mr Doane fails to use the phrase ‘spoke about the Khrestians’ as well.

Mr Bushby happens to nail note 68, correctly citing page 620 of Volume V of The Catholic Encyclopedia.

The last citation of The Bible Fraud I have attempted to verify comes on page 222.  It is note eighty-one, and it finishes this sentence “Although Constantine had earlier deified a new god for the rabble, their religion became official to the Roman Empire only in 380, when Emperor Theodosius (d. 395) legally imposed it on all his subjects. 81”  Mr Bushby would have been able to really hammer this fact home as he finished his first book, had he pulled some information about Theodosius from the 1967 New Catholic Encyclopedia Volume XIV, pages 25 and 26.

This concludes the sources I have been able to check from Mr Bushby’s Endnotes.  Can one man be so sloppy with his research, or is he trying to push forth an agenda.  The Bible Fraud has genealogical trees at the front trying to follow a bloodline of descendants of Jesus, and his twin Judas Thomas.  The mythology of the lost tribes is what Mr Bushby is working on deceiving you into believing and setting up for someone to claim a blood connection to Jesus/Judas as a reason to subjugate humanity as its new king.  This objective will be accomplished through several aims, all of which have been in play for longer than any one alive.  These aims are being propagated from something named earlier as British Israelism.  This is the belief that the ancient Brits were one of the lost tribes of Israel.  The entry in the Third Edition, Revised (2005) of The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church defines the BRITISH ISRAEL THEORY on page 241 as “The theory that the British people is ultimately descended from the ten Israelite tribes which were taken captive into Assyria c. 721 BC and thereafter wholly disappeared from Hebrew history.  It was often found in conjunction with pronounced imperialistic views; and though the numbers and influence of those who defend it are small, they often hold it with a persistence and enthusiasm which refuse to give a dispassionate considerations to objections urged against it.  The theory meets with no support from serious ethnologists or archaeologists.”  Doesn’t this definition remind you of the voracity of the Zionists to their beliefs?  The question must be asked, are their any powerful Jews in Great Britain who wield an imperialistic view and provide fervent support for Zionism?  

Before we address that question, we must return to Mr Bushby, because we have yet to see his most despicable lies to propagate his agenda.  His second book was entitled The Secret in the Bible, his third book was The Crucifixion of Truth, and the fourth in his series is titled The Twin Deception.  Before tackling Mr Bushby’s claims in The Secret in the Bible, we will jump ahead to The Twin Deception, because this book is the easiest to confirm that Mr Bushby is less than forthright and further expose him in an irrefutable lie that is indispensable to his agenda.  Once we have confirmed his agenda beyond a shadow of a doubt we will then try to discern truth from lie in The Secret in the Bible.

The Twin Deception
Michaelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci preserved a Papal secret, and the discovery of an ancient Bible unlocks it.
Tony Bushby
Copyright 2005
First Printed 2006
Joshua Books
Queensland, Australia

This volume starts, on an unnumbered page 3, with a short biography of Mr Bushby.  I present all three paragraphs for your consideration.

“Tony Bushby was born in Australia in 1948 and is the author of five books, all of which are regarded as classics of their genre."

“In 1985 he began research into the origins of Christianity and has since revealed incontrovertible evidence of Cover-ups, fraudulent activities, and forged Gospels within the established Christian church.  To date Tony has written four outstanding books on this subject that have received acclaim the world over.  He is also held in high regard for his writings on the subject of Near-Death Experiences, and has personally interviewed over 600 people worldwide who have experienced the phenomena."

“Tony continues to research in the Middle East and Europe, seeking further evidence of Truth and gathering information that challenges the basis of our core beliefs.  He has access to rare ancient writings in the Alexandrian Library in Egypt, and adopts the attitude that ‘regardless of how many people may be disturbed, there is no religion superior to Truth’.”

In Part One, I picked apart Mr Bushby’s use/misuse of his sources to attempt to disprove his credibility.  What I failed to do was to fully explain his synopsis.  His main claim is that Jesus was the younger of a set of twins with Judas Thomas (the disciple) being the older twin.  It is through the agenda of British Israelism that he is attempting, like several others, to prepare to present a ‘benevolent’ king, descending from Jesus, to whom the world should submit.  Attempting to present any family tree to Jesus should be a red-flag warning to be skeptical.  It matters not whether you believe if the Queen of England believes herself descended from David and Solomon through Jesus, but she might have even told it as a bedtime story to Charles, who told the same story to William - they believe it!

However, as being born where the United States Constitution (the greatest of man’s attempts to end the old world’s tyranny of both Pope and King in contractually specifying the separation of worldly and spiritual powers in the formation of government) is supposed to be the law of the land, and having been blessed to be born free from the mental control exerted upon too many from Vatican City, I openly and freely criticize any effort to make me submit my will.  I declare my sovereignty of my own will.  No other man is authorized to act as an intermediary between me and my interpretation of the divine, and no man will force me to submit to being his subject.  I would rather die on my feet than live on my knees!  Or, as the slogan for the Great State of New Hampshire states “LIVE FREE OR DIE!”  If Jesus did have descendants, and they are true to his message (and we will, eventually, get to a discussion on the Bible in English examining the truth of that message), they would never make you bow down and worship them as King.

Although I know an agenda is being orchestrated, each faction hiding behind occult orders releases a hint of truth through a huge mask of lies.  Only to the diligent and skeptical can any glimpse of truth be attained.  My Bushby, like his fellow “fiction” author Dan Brown has elaborated upon how certain Renaissance artists were aware of that Jesus was a twin with Judas Thomas and this concept was presented on canvas.

While housesitting for my brother, in Chicago’s suburbs, before being placed in a back brace, I had the opportunity to inspect some of Mr Bushby’s claims about Renaissance paintings revealing secreted information about Jesus at the Art Institute of Chicago.  I met up with one of my fraternity brothers that I had not seen in over ten years when he got off work, and went to the Art Institute on 29 March, 2007.  I had my copy of The Twin Deception in my book-bag, but did not mention this, only explaining my purpose to my friend of exploring Renaissance paintings, not about searching for clues about the claim presented by Mr Bushby that Jesus had a twin brother depicted in paintings as John the Baptist.

After ascending the stairs and entering into the first room with five large paintings, we approached one titled JOHN THE BAPTIST POINTING AT JESUS.  My friend’s first comment was “They look identical!”  Upon his comment, I pull The Twin Deception out of my book-bag and explain my interest in Renaissance paintings.

Not every painting in Chicago’s Art Institute would support Mr Bushby’s claims; but there are definitely some that unmistakably support the claim of twinship.  One showed a familial resemblance, and we agreed, as thirty-five year-old, childless bachelors, that John looked about three while Jesus was an infant.  Of course John and Jesus were supposed to have been cousins so a familial resemblance with an slight age difference is not far from Biblical accounts, but some of the paintings would support Mr Bushby’s theory.

The only thing I had done before this time, was to spend a few hours in the Lilly Library in Bloomington.  My father was driving to his hometown once a week to compile a scrapbook from the local paper of his childhood athletic exploits, and I had had him drop me off a couple of times before I went to Chicago.  I had already disproved Mr Bushby’s claim about 1 Peter 2:13.  I had counted words in the 1611 KJV’s Psalm 46, as opposed to earlier versions, and searched, in vain, for a 29th Chapter of the Acts of the Apostles.

Upon returning inside the event horizon of Indiana, I started taking my copy of The Bible Fraud on the bus to IUPUI’s library where there were both the pre-WWI and the 1967 versions of Catholic encyclopedias.  It took about forty hours to go through all of Mr Bushby’s citations from these two sources.  I would scan each page cited quickly looking for what was presented inside Mr Bushby’s quotation marks.  If I found that phrase or sentence, I would read to see if it was taken in context or not.  If I failed to find what was presented in quotes, I would first look to judge which entries were on the page and selectively read.  If I could not find the thought in that entry, I would keep on reading the page, constantly looking back to The Bible Fraud to make sure of what volume, page, and quote I was seeking.  If I failed to find what Mr Bushby led me to believe I would find, I would start to search other volumes.   

It is somewhat understandable how easily it could be to mix up Arabic and Roman numerals; how the note may express Volume IV when the citation comes from Volume VI, or using eleven instead of two, or IX instead of XI, but the more I searched the more convoluted it became.  Where does one draw the line between sloppy research and propaganda?  It became more and more clear, especially when I began explorations into Mr Bushby’s claims set forth in The Twin Deception.  As we proceed, it should become obvious.

Mr Bushby explains to the reader on page 25 about receiving as a gift, a copy of an extremely rare Bible.  “Central to the argument presented in this book is the content of an old Bible gifted to me by a lady in England.  This Bible is quite special, for proudly written in bold capital letters in the descriptive section in its front pages is the word FIRST.  This Bible was published in 1563 at Rheims in France and is the First English-language copy of the Vulgate ever produced.  The Introductory Pages carry a history of its translation, and the names and circumstances of the priests involved in its publication.  Its existence precedes later Vulgates that received major structural changes under papal command of Pope Sixtus V in 1588 and nine subsequent revisions thereafter.  This Bible differs greatly from today’s edition and carries information about Jesus and (26) St Paul that is excluded from modern versions.

“The following chapters demonstrate the effect of that evidence on our understandings of Christian origins and the significance of the deletions are explained.  In summary, the modern-day Vulgate is a widely different Bible to that published in 1563 and understanding the nature of the changes is especially important for those who believe the Bible is the word of God.  The availability of the FIRST Vulgate has made it possible to develop a new story about the circumstances surrounding the birth and emergence of the Christian religion and moves the debate on the origin of the New Testament into new Territory.

“This old Vulgate Bible has now been copyrighted in readiness for photographic reproduction in its original form, and its subsequent availability to the public.”

Dear reader, do not hold your breath awaiting to see this Bible of which Mr Bushby writes, for I will prove it does not exist, as he purports, by inspecting the photographs from this “FIRST” Vulgate of 1563 that he does include in The Twin Deception.  The Lilly Library, the Newberry Library in Chicago, and Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah), have copies of the first recognized English language New Testament from the Vulgate.  It was published in Rheims (Rhemes as spelled then), but these libraries contain a version printed in 1582, not 1563, and I have seen all three.  We shall see that there are too many similarities between the photos Mr Bushby presents to the 1582 Rhemes New Testament to believe that the truth is being accurately portrayed by Mr Bushby.  Unmistakable proof of the charge of an agenda furthering the cause of British Israelism will be our result of plying through the labyrinth of deception and misinformation spewed from Mr Bushby.

We must jump ahead to chapter 35 to see what Mr Bushby reports about his “special” Bible.  Mr Bushby starts chapter 35 with unusual accuracy on page 315.  However, in the second paragraph on page 315 Mr Bushby falls back into his deceptive ways.  “however, unknown to church historians today, an English-language version of the Vulgate was secretly published 20 years previous to the ‘traditional’ version mentioned in church records.  In 1559, four Catholic bishops stole a Latin Vulgate from the Vatican in Rome during the turmoil preceding the election of Pope Pius IV in December of that year.  They took it to a safe house in Rheims, France, and began the long task of translating it into English.  It was published four years later in 1563 and is the FIRST Vulgate ever printed in the English language.  It is finished with a chamois leather cover and contains both Old and New Testaments.” 

Page 316 purports the following fable: “In modern Bibles, the Acts of the Apostles ends abruptly at Chapter 28, but the FIRST Vulgate has a 29th Chapter consisting of 26 verses totaling approximately 865 words.  That concluding chapter mentions the Gospel of the Twin, the exodus of the Bethany Group, Paul’s journey to Britain, his discussions with the Druids, his preaching at Mount Lud (Ludgate) in Londinium, and a reference to the ‘double’ of Jesus.”

I demand all skeptics to find a 1582 Rhemes NT and compare it with the photographs Mr Bushby publishes.  A magnifying glass will come in handy to read the page numbers in Mr Bushby’s photographs.  The other thing that is needed is a mind capable of critical analysis and a good memory.  A good memory is relevant because in The Crucifixion of Truth (Tony Bushy first published 2005, the third in the series) we find Mr Bushby writing this concerning the Acts of the Apostles in a section titled THE FALSE NATURE OF THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES (p.211): “The known falsifications is the Acts of the apostles establish that its value as a record of history is invalidated and the church admitted that the entire work was pure fiction, as were the other five writings carrying the name of the Acts of the Apostles.  Evidence that the whole document is a forgery is confirmed by a passage in the records of St Jerome.”

The first thing to notice is how many pages are in front of the Gospel According to Matthew, Chapter IX, shown on page 26 in The Twin Deception.  If one really pays close attention between this photograph and the top one on page 27, one will be able to conclude that the sheet between the cover and the Preface on page 27, is seen hanging out beyond the text with the same crease in its upper left corner as can be seen on page 26.

Page 27 has two photographs that are enough to know that Mr Bushby has intentionally misled the reader on page 315 when Mr Bushby states that this Bible, that was a gift, contains an Old Testament.  The first photograph on page 27 shows the front cover, maybe a sheet or two, then the Preface to the Reader.  This preface is the same that was used in 1582.  It should be readable enough to discern the following: “THE PREFACE TO THE READER TREATING OF THESE THREE POINTS: OF THE TRANSLATION OF HOLY SCRIPTURES INTO THE vulgar tongues, and namely into English: of the cause vvhy this nevv Testament is translated according to the auncient vulgar Latin text & of the matter of translating the same.”

The preface page Mr Bushby prints in his fiction states outright that it is only a preface to the translation of the New (or the use on two v’s for a w) Testament!  Would the translators working to stop the rise and spread of Anglican Bibles put their preface of the New Testament before Genesis?  Our answer to this question is found in the second photograph on page 27.

This photograph shows Chapter I of the Gospel According to Marke.  With the naked eye, one should be able to determine the page number in the upper right-hand corner of this photograph as being 87.  Does it seen reasonable that the translators starting renumbering their pages after the Old Testament?  If so, the pages must be small if Matthew took 85 pages, so small, that if this volume were to contain an Old Testament, it would have to measure at least eight inches thick.  When compared with dimensions of the 1611 King James, it would take at least five more copies to come close to the filling the volume.

The answer is that the 1582 Rhemes New Testament starts with a Preface, but facing the preface page was the page showing the date of 1582 with the four translators names that Mr Bushby had to leave out of his photographs to propagate his deception.  This preface is followed by the Gospels.  Page 87 agrees exactly with where Marke should begin in 1582.  And it is logical in a book with approximate page dimensions ( I am guessing from memory) of six inches by five inches, that a preface, Matthew, and the annotations in the 1582 version would consist of eighty-five pages.  

So far, the answer to our problems could be that the 1582 printing is a reprint of Mr Bushby’s 1563 version.  This solution will vanish as we continue our exploration.

If Mr Bushby or Joshua Books had employed a fact checker, page 28 would not have been published with its two photographs.  These two photographs are the two torpedoes that sink the vessel of lies Mr Bushby is sailing.  “These sections called TABLES do not appear in modern Vulgates.  This particular picture shows the TABLES of Peter and Paul.” is the caption under the first photograph; “The closing pages of the TABLES.” is Mr Bushby’s statement after the second photograph.  From Mr Bushby’s wording, the reader would believe that the second photograph followed the top photograph somewhere in the text, depending on how many pages the TABLES took.  Without a magnifying glass we can determine this to be a false assumption we are led to accept. 

The top photograph shows three columns running down the left side of the pages.  The bottom photograph shows four columns.  An aided eye, or a 1582 copy reveals the three columns in the top photo to be the Emperors Tiberius (Tibery), Claudius (Claudy), and Nero (Neronis).  The bottom photograph’s column titles are easier to see on the right hand side and they are the abbreviations of the Gospels: Mt, Mr, Lu, Io.  There was no “J” in that English so they used “I”;  John was Iohn.  The TABLE of Peter and Paul are placing years associated with the Emperors and Peter and Paul’s missions.  The TABLE after the Gospels is comparing which verses report the same part of the life, times, and teaching of Jesus in which Gospel.  More proof, with the naked eye comes about halfway down the bottom photograph’s right-hand page.  My naked eye clearly reads “He riseth the third day,” with the line below it being “appeareth first to Mary Magdalene.”  I don’t remember which one, out of Peter and Paul, was it that rose on the third day and appeared first to Mary Magdalen?

If the reader were to scrutinize these photographs with a magnifying glass, the reader would be able to discern the top photograph reveals a page number of 375 in the top right-hand corner, while the bottom photographs shows pages 284 and 285.  Mr Bushby’s caption for the bottom photograph should read “The closing pages of the TABLES of Jesus’ life.”  Then the reader would not be led to think that the bottom photograph shows the completion of the TABLES of Peter and Paul.

The next critique of the top photograph, when compared with a library’s hard copy of the 1582 Rhemes New Testament is the bear trap of the lie that Mr Bushby will never escape.  The TABLES of Peter and Paul immediately follow the concluding annotations for chapter 28 of the Acts of the Apostles.  If Mr Bushby were honest, then there would have to be AT LEAST ONE page of his gifted Bible in which to include the “... 29th Chapter consisting of 26 verses totaling approximately 865 words.”  Which would dictate that every photograph coming from the claimed 1563 Bible after the Acts of the Apostles differ in its paginations than a 1582 Rhemes New Testament.  There is no other conclusion.  If the 1582 version has no 29th Chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, then it WOULD HAVE to have AT LEAST ONE page less than Mr Bushby’s.  Check the source, is the lie mine or Mr Bushby’s?

The interesting thing to note about the photograph published on page 29 is Mr Bushby’s comment “It should be remembered that this Bible was printed just sixty years or so after Christopher Columbus discovered the New World.”  To this I direct Mr Bushby’s attention back to the man he never credits for his information about Sir Francis Bacon, Manly Palmer Hall.  Mr Bushby wants to turn Christianity on its head, but spews the myth that Columbus “discovered” the New World.  There is more evidence that Columbus, whoever he was, had ancient source maps kept through various secret societies since antiquity.  The Piri Reis map of 1514 is better circumstantial proof about ancient knowledge of circumnavigation (and longitude and latitude) than anything Mr Bushby purports as truth.  Piri Reis even stated that the map associated with his name was drawn from older source maps found in Constantinople/Istanbul.

The next pages with photographs of Mr Bushby’s fictional 1563 Bible are sixty-four and sixty-five.  Here are shown three photographs.  Page 64 has a photograph showing the ARGUMENT before Colossians starts (pages 534 and 535). The photographs on page 65 show the beginning of Philippians (pages 526 and 527) above the conclusion of the fourth chapter, its annotations and the beginning of the fifth chapter of Corinthians (pages 432 and 433).  The page numbers in parentheses are from the 1582 copy.  These numbers, again, match perfectly with Mr Bushby’s photographs, if you were to inspect them with a magnifying glass.

How can these page numbers be the same if Mr Bushby’s copy has  “... a 29th Chapter consisting of 26 verses totaling approximately 865 words.”  Did they get inserted on unnumbered pages?  Believe whom you wish, but personal research will reveal what is true.  How do you know I am not deceiving you?  What is reported in the source documents?

We have almost completed this dissecting of truth from lie from some of Mr Bushby’s primary sources.  The defense, of course, could be that I have only checked but a small fraction of Mr Bushby’s sources.  To this charge, I must admit guilt.  
However, with the discrepancies from the sources thus seen, is it logical to think that more accuracy will come from the more obscure sources than the ones thus forth shown?  Once we have firmly established what his agenda is then we can apply the necessary grain of salt to what Mr Bushby writes that seems to be true, and begin to read between the lines to see what is truly being revealed in this maze of deception.

Jumping back to pages 308 and 309, Mr Bushby is discussing the history of the Encyclopedia Britannica.  On page 308, Mr Bushby claims “In the 1895 version alone, 344 Christian experts contributed to articles associated with the biblical sections in the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Editions.”  This is an impossibility.  There was no 1895 version of the Encyclopedia Britannica.  The 9th Edition has publication dates between 1875 and 1889.  The 10th Edition was a reprinting of the 9th with eleven supplemental volumes was printed in 1902 and 1903.  The 11th Edition has for its dates of publication 1910 and 1911.  This information can be found inside the opening pages of any volume of the 11th Edition Encyclopedia Britannica on the copyright page listing all the dates associated with each Edition.

Mr Bushby again shows his lack of scholarship on page 309 when he writes “After the publication of the 11th Edition in 1898, ...”, are we to believe that the copyright pages of the 11th Editions that are in libraries are inaccurate of the publication dates of the Encyclopedia Britannica?  I would love to see these 1895 and 1898 versions of the Encyclopedia Britannica Mr Bushby claims to have sourced; however, they must be in the library of fictional information inside Mr Bushby’s skull.

To defend my argument concerning why his 1563 fictional Bible would take at least one page to present a 29th chapter and annotate it: Mr Bushby takes four pages to present this fiction with commentary.  Why do your photographs have the same page numbers of the 1582 Rhemes New Testament, Mr Bushby, if the 1582 version has no 29th Chapter of the Acts of the Apostles?  Maybe you were misled, Mr Bushby, by the lady who gave you the copy you possess?  Maybe the deception is yours?  Either way, it is imperative that humanity should not believe what is claimed between page 320 and page 324 in Tony Bushby’s The Twin Deception.

Mr Bushby claims in his fictional account of “The suppressed chapter of the Acts of the Apostles” that Paul leaves from Rome to go to Spain and then Briton.  “Verse 2.  For he had heard in Phoenicia that certain of the children of Israel, about the time of the Assyrian captivity, had escaped by sea to the ‘Isles afar off” as spoken by the Prophet, and called by the Romans ... Briton (This is a previously unknown biblical reference to the Bethany Group and their departure for France and Britain.  It seems that in Paul’s time (c. 62-65), the Exodus of the main Gospel personalities to Europe was general knowledge).”  Not if it is all a fabrication of wealthy, powerful, influential people trying, in vain, to justify their belief in British Israelism.  Returning again to the definition in the Third Edition, Revised (2005) of The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church of the BRITISH ISRAEL THEORY on page 241 as “The theory that the British people is ultimately descended from the ten Israelite tribes which were taken captive into Assyria c. 721 BC and thereafter wholly disappeared from Hebrew history.  It was often found in conjunction with pronounced imperialistic views; and though the numbers and influence of those who defend it are small, they often hold it with a persistence and enthusiasm which refuse to give a dispassionate considerations to objections urged against it.  The theory meets with no support from serious ethnologists or archaeologists.”

“The theory meets with no support from serious ethnologists or archaeologists.”

“The theory meets with no support from serious ethnologists or archaeologists.”

“The theory meets with no support from serious ethnologists or archaeologists.”

Nor does it meet with support of Mr Bushby’s fictional 1563 Bible because the photographs Mr Bushby publishes destroy any credibility of the possibility of the existence of a suppressed chapter of the Acts of the Apostles.  The cat is out of the bag, Mr Bushby.  The castle of sand you made is going to be washed away by the rising tide of truth against your lies.
The third verse speaks of preaching the Gospel of the Twin to both Jew and Gentile, commanded by the Lord.

Page 321 finishes with this fictional tenth verse that continues on to 322: “Verse 10.  And at evening the Holy Ghost fell upon Paul, and he prophesied, saying, Behold in the Last Days the God of Peace shall dwell in the cities, and the inhabitants thereof shall be numbered; and in the seventh numbering of the people, (322) their eyes shall be opened, and the glory of their inheritance shine forth before them.  The nations shall come up to worship on the Mount that testifieth of the patience and long suffering of a servant of Jesus.

“Verse 11.  And in the latter days new tidings of the Gospel of the Twin shall issue forth out of Jerusalem, and the hearts of the people shall rejoice, and behold, fountains shall be opened, and their shall be no more plague.

“Verse 12.  In those days there shall be wars and rumors of war; and a king shall rise up, and his sword, shall be for the healing of the nations, and his peacemaking shall abide, and the glory of his kingdom a wonder among princes.

“Verse 13.  And it came to pass that certain Druids came unto Paul privately, and showed by their rites and ceremonies they were descended from the Jews which escaped from bondage in the land of Egypt, and the apostle believed these things,” but I don’t believe them, and neither should you, “and he gave them the kiss of peace”.

Take the time to read these fictional verses several times and meditate on why their falsehood is imperative to understand.  Is the stage being set to usher in a true Rex Mundi?  Will you bow to someone claiming a blood descent from Jesus, to be King of the World?  Out of Jerusalem will come forth a new Gospel of the Twin.  Out of Druidism, erroneously claiming to be one of the lost tribes of Israel, will arise a king who will use his sword to heal the nations.  Is this the agenda that Mr Bushby is secretly working to advance?  Is this Gospel of the Twin a mask for Dualism?  Is that the twin?  Jesus and Lucifer?  This is the same line argued by the Mormons, and the Encyclopedia of Mormonism claims that Joseph Smith was a FreeMason.  It would appear as though his murder was for revealing secrets he was sworn to keep, but he revealed in the creation of his religion.  Dualism will be discussed in due time, as well.

Verse 24 speaks of two pillars erected by Caesar Augustus.  Mr Bushby immediately draws the parallel between Jachim and Boaz outside Solomon’s Temple held sacred in the Masonic Mysteries.  Verse 25 has Paul preaching between the columns.  Mr Bushby finishes his fiction with “Verse 26.  And they went forth and came unto Illtricum, intending to go by Macedonia into Asia, and grace was found, and they prospered and had peace.  Amen.”  I would be very surprised if there ever existed an ancient city, province, territory, anything named Illtricum.  Maybe I am paranoid, but I cannot help but think Mr Bushby included it as a joke.  When I read this place name with a long ‘I’ to start the word I say “I’ll trick ‘em”!  If anyone can prove where and when an Illtricum existed, I would be very appreciative.  I am not in anticipation for Mr Bushby to refute any of my claims, because  “though the numbers and influence of those who defend it (British Israel Theory) are small, they often hold it with a persistence and enthusiasm which refuse to give a dispassionate considerations to objections urged against it.”

Before trying to find the needles of truth in Mr Bushby’s haystack of lies, page 325 has a slight truth obscured by a multiplicity of lies.  Mr Bushby claims that the book of James was longer in the original Vulgate.  This is true, but only by one verse.  Mr Bushby creates three verses.  In the first of this fictional ending of James, it is ironic that some of the words issuing from Mr Bushby’s imagination are “In what I write to you, I do not lie.”  

For the skeptic that has been checking the sources to determine whether I am unjustly attacking Mr Bushby, or if I am accurately portraying my research, they will be entertained to find the verses that finishes off the Book of James in 1582 on page 651 read as follows: “19.  My brethren, if any of you shal erre from the truth, & a man convert him: 20. he must know that he ‘vvhich maketh a sinner to be converted from the erroor of his vvay,’ shal save his soule from death, and :: covereth a multitude of sinnes.”

Page 326 has Mr Bushby’s next photograph proving my point on page numbers.  The upper right-hand corner of his photograph reveals the page number of 641, once more in perfect accord with the 1582 Rhemes New Testament.  The same can be said of the final photograph Mr Bushby publishes on page 337.  Page 382 is not where Romans should start if there were a 29th chapter concluding the book before Romans.  There is no other conclusion than Mr Bushby is fostering the agenda of British Israelism.

However, some of his claims are based on proper research (and initiation?), and those claims should be expressed.  Having undeniably exposed his agenda (and I don’t mind his agenda in attacking/exposing the Catholic Church as an instrument of lies, wealth and control) by beginning to check his sources, my mind has been exposed to many new vistas and for that - thanks.

If one were to study a diverse range of eschatological myths, amongst the common themes would be this catch-22:  In the End Times there will be much deception, AND in the End Times all secrets will be revealed.  It appears as though secrets are being revealed, amidst much deception, and Mr Bushby appears to a mouthpiece for a secret society.

While riding on a chartered bus back to Cleveland, OH from Iowa while volunteering in Dennis Kuchinich’s failed presidential campaign in 2004, I had a several hour conversation with another volunteer in which I was beginning to explain to her how our volunteer efforts would not compare to the Skull and Bones network’s power to ensure that John Kerry would get the nomination against his fellow Bonesman, George W Bush.  She was, like most, oblivious to the fact that there are occult orders protecting arcane knowledge.  I was traveling with Mr Bushby’s second book: The Secret In The Bible (three years before checking his sources in his first book) and began by explaining the information I eventually found to be plagiarized from Manly Hall concerning Sir Francis Bacon.

Another man on the bus, who was far more involved with the campaign than our volunteer status, began to put in his two cents worth, and his thoughts were worth far more than a penny.  I cannot remember what secret society he claimed to be a third generation, 33° member, but he definitely help shed some light upon what beliefs have been kept hidden.  He claimed that there is an ancient war still being waged, a war between ancient, secret societies.  Understanding symbolism was crucial to seeing the battleground: control of the subconscious.

Certain esoteric thought is applied to understanding of the New Testament and the man, and mission of the Anointed One, the Christos.  I am not speaking as an initiate, only an objective reader of initiated authors.  Of course they cannot express their secrets openly, but, to the diligently critical scholar what is intended to be between the lines becomes apparent.  Jesus taught in parables, too: an outer meaning for the masses, but a different meaning for those closest to him - those with eyes to see and ears to hear.  This undeniable fact of the Gospels allows organizations with occult, or secret, knowledge to try and trace their secrets to being the “correct” interpretation of the parables.  Anything is possible, but is it probable?  

Suffice for now to reveal, as Mr Bushby claims that certain esoteric orders believe Jesus to have been a full initiate into several of the ancient Mystery Religions, including the Essenes, the Druids and the Egyptians, as well as traveling to India.  Mr Bushby reports that the initiated Rabbi, Jesus, was stoned to death outside London for stealing the Torah from Jerusalem, while it was Judas Thomas, the twin, that died in India.  There are reputable sources that place Thomas in India, being sold into slavery to a certain King Gundafor.  Mr Bushby, of course, states that it was Jesus who sold his brother into slavery.

What is true is that certain esoteric orders believe to have the same, original, key to the parables.  Do they?  To Mr Bushby, the reason the Bible reports Jesus to have been crucified at 33 is to show he was, in fact, the highest of initiates.  The forty days of fasting before his ministry was the fast before entering the first degree; the three days in the tomb after crucifixion represents the final initiation.  We will examine these claims as we proceed through Mr Bushby’s second book: The Secret In The Bible.  For this volume, I will not present the material as I have thus forth.  There should be not much more need to show we must take his claims with more than a grain of salt, but the only way to reveal a secret is to conceal it within disinformation.  Mr Bushby does allow a glimpse into the beliefs of certain secret societies, and some of what he reports is factual.  I will focus on disseminating some of the concepts he presents that seem to check out as being more probable than his proven agenda.

The Secret In The Bible
The lost history of the Giza Plateau and how Temple priests of the Great Pyramid preserved the evidence of life beyond death.
Tony Bushby
Copyright 2003
Second Printing 2005
Joshua Books
Queensland, Australia

As you can tell from the subtitle, this work is slightly unorthodox.  Proof of the afterlife hidden by Egyptian priests in the Bible?  Dear reader, although my style will change in this section, my skepticism remains.

Having seen through the agenda of British Israelism (which will be expounded upon later in this issue), we can begin to see what is believed about the ancient world by those sworn to secrecy.  I do not doubt that Mr Bushby has been chosen by his order to propagate their beliefs to usher in their chosen Messiah, but bearing in mind what I was told on that bus, the secret war is coming public.  The secret is the same, the war is between factions that are trying to reveal the truth to mankind (and that may take generations), and forces that are using the same information to control our species.  The secret being fought over by ancient, arcane, enemies is the very truth about our own reality.

When I was a child, there was a television show that lasted a few seasons.  It was called The Greatest American Hero and its basic premise is, in my humble estimation, the truth behind this occult war.  A man was visited by aliens and given a suit that gave him super-powers like flight.  The show was light drama/comedy because the protagonist was presented with an instruction manual precisely detailing how to properly use his newfound suit, which was promptly lost in the pilot episode.
Through trial and error he began to learn to control his powers, but never found the instruction book again.  The instruction book for super-powers is the secret being fought over.  Rightly so, in most aspects.  Have you trained your mind to never think negatively?  Isn’t this one of the meanings of the myth of the djinn (genie): they will grant your wish, but chances are, it will not be as you expected.  You may get exactly what you asked for, but it may be the furthest thing from what you really would wish.

In my online bookmobile rides, I will examine, in depth, books examining consciousness and its relation to quantum experiments and other cosmological models; however, suffice to state presently that consciousness is instrumental in my cosmology: in particularly mass consciousness.  This has been through researching far more reputable sources (although they still may have their agendas, too), three of which you have seen their titles above: The Conscious Universe, The Elegant Universe, and The Future of the Body.  This established, let’s review Mr Bushby’s claims about Egypt.

On page 5 we are presented with claims of two secrecy agreements taken to not directly reveal certain secrets.  The main one is called by the Rosicrucian fraternity (but he fails to state which Rosicrucian group) the ‘Seven Unspeakable Secrets’ and the Freemasonic legends speak of them as ‘Seven Steps of the Winding Stairs’.  The other agreement was about the extent of subterranean chambers beneath the Giza Plateau.  Other information can be more freely disclosed than those two items.

Page 6 reveals that he has encoded each chapter with one word to spell out “The Soul’s Secret”.  “That sixteen-worded sentence was extracted from the ancient Book of God, a mysterious old document written on a fabric of an unknown nature, and highly regarded by the Ancients thousands of years ago.”  We will examine this sixteen-word sentence in due course, and find how, it, too, is taken directly (minus one word) from Manly Palmer Hall’s epic tome, although Hall is quoting another source and not speaking in his voice for that sentence.  Let’s see some of the things believed by this initiate.

This great secret in the Bible “...underscores the mystery teachings of the Secret Societies of Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Knights Templar, the Eastern Star and others … “ (p. 13)  As you will hear me explain in the bookmobile’s entries on Freemasonry, not all Masonic authors make the same claims about the order.  Even those of the highest degrees disagree about the origins of the fraternity.  Mr Bushby, obviously, is of the opinion that its origins are in antiquity.  The belief that the order of Freemasons are direct descendants of the architectural designers and builders of the world’s greatest monuments.  Not all Masons agree, even those of the same degree.

Chapter One expounds upon the Ancient Mysteries.  He discusses the finding of the Nag Hammadi Library, and certain tracts from it showing proof of the same secret.  Being a brother that traces the order to the ancient world, he must not fail to mention the Essenes knowing the same secret.  He then expounds upon the kabbalist, Maimonides, insistence that there is a secret in the Torah.  The literal translation was for the masses, but the real truth of the sanctity of the Bible was never to be taken literally.

Then, we arrive in Egypt with a quick encounter with what has become known as The Book of the Dead.  Mr Bushby reports that it is erroneously called The Book of the Dead, but that it’s true title should be The Book of the Master of the Hidden Places.  Since we need not concern him with any semblance of accuracy in reporting facts, let’s look at what true scholars would rename it if it were feasible to begin to call it by any other name.  Both Sir E. A. Wallis Budge and Robert Faulkner state that it should properly be called something like The Book of Coming Forth By Day, The Book of Coming Into the Light, or The Book of Manifesting in the Light.  On page 26 he states that the ‘hidden places’ are under the Giza Plateau and were initiation chambers.  For Masons tracing their history that far, they believe the Great Pyramid to be THE quintessential Initiation Chamber, of the highest degree of the Egyptian Mystery Religion.  This argument may prove to be far more probable than the standard view of a king’s tomb.

A quick mention of The Book of Thoth and the Great Pyramid and their relations with this great secret, and then on to Herodotus, the ‘Father of History’.  Ending his first chapter with a discussion on the Torah.  Explaining that he was given access to a 2,000 year-old copy of a Torah Scroll and the importance of it being in scroll form, painstakingly copied letter-for-letter.  Mr Bushby may present it later, but on a Torah scroll, the letters were equal-spaced and there were no vowels used.  

Max Heindel, founder of the Rosicrucian Fellowship in Oceanside, CA reports that there are two well-known translations of the first line of the Torah, pending on which vowels are used.  The first is the traditional ‘In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”  According to Heindel this opening sentence of the Bible can also be translated “Out of the ever-existing essence (of space) the two-fold energy formed the double heaven.”

In the famous Papyrus Of Ani, which has the most complete compilation of incantations mentioned above as the erroneously named Book of the Dead, one can clearly witness a priest dressed in a leopard fur.  Another section (if memory serves) shows this fur on the wall, but it is unmistakably a leopard skin.  Mr Bushby begins his second chapter with an explanation of this fur representing the priesthood.  The fifteen (15) associates that lived on the Giza Plateau with their god Leo were known as the Leo-prds.  This is his etymology of ‘leopard, lion and panther.  These words are associated in my etymological dictionary, but does that mean there was a grouping of sixteen at Giza that at least one was a ‘god’ with his associates/disciples?  However, it at least attempts to explain the depiction of the leopard fur used on the Papyrus of Ani.  

Of course the subtlety of a Masonic author is beautiful.  Chapter Two is entitled: THE MYSTERY SHOOLS: THE KEEPERS OF SECRET KNOWLEDGE; the beauty lies in making sure that this chapter began on page 33!  Could it be any other way?  Part of what Mr Hall wrote that Mr Bushby presented as his own concerning Sir Francis Bacon was that 33 was his favorite cipher number.  Above, we saw that Bacon was considered one of the foundation stones of modern Freemasonry a century before its ‘official’ founding in 1717.  Bacon was prone to using 33 as his signature because it was the summation of his last name, replacing letters with their respective numbers.

This does not hold true today, because the English alphabet has had two letters added to it since the time of Lord Bacon: J and W.  Today, Lord Bacon’s last name adds up to 35 instead of 33, but without a “J” then B (2) + A (1) + C (3) + O (14) + N (13) = 33.  Mr Bushby plagiarizes this from Mr Hall, and he fails to explain how it is impossible in today’s English alphabet to have B+A+C+O+N= 33.  However, in a contemporary alphabet as Shakespeare and the King James Bible (both of which Mr Bushby, like Mr Hall before him, believe to be ultimately edited by Sir Francis Bacon himself!) it is true.

Mr Bushby claims to have used Bacon’s Biliteral Cipher to crack secreted passages inside a First Edition Shakespearean Folio of 1623.  Obviously, I am deeply skeptical about what he claims to have found, but I do not doubt that Lord Bacon’s Biliteral Cipher was used in the great Shakespearean Folio of 1623.  Having scrutinized pages Mr Bushby claims to have found coded messages in this priceless artifact of culture, I can attest that there is indeed two sets of typeface used on the pages he cites (33 is one of them).  I have not attempted to spend the time to try and crack the code myself, but I have seen evidence that one is there, and it was something that would have been forever lost with a new printing with only one typeface like today’s versions.

This chapter traces a lineage of the secret from Egypt, through the Mithraic Mysteries (with the etymology of Mithras being Myth-RA), the Eleusinian Mysteries, the Druidical Mysteries and modern Freemasonry.  Circumstantial at best, but he is not the first to trace the lineage of Freemasonry back to the great builders of Giza.

In his third chapter, he begins with describing the Gods of Egypt, by way of mentioning that the Elohim of Genesis is a plural word.  Then he describes the Ennead: the group of nine gods from father through grandchildren.

One of the volumes Mr Bushby enjoys to cite in this book is the two volume set by Gaston Maspero entitled The Dawn of Civilization.  Gaston Maspero was the French equivalent to Sir E. A. Wallis Budge, with the exception that Maspero was based in Egypt, whereas Wallis Budge was the Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities for the British Museum.  Mr Bushby reports how this Ennead had superhuman capacities, but that those capacities could be drained.  He plagiarizes Maspero, because he should have used quotes, when he discusses the ‘SA’.  The SA, according to Maspero, was a mysterious fluid that circulated throughout the bodies of both mortal, and god.  Some of the gods had an abundance, and they could share it with others.  In order to receive an induction of SA, one kneels at the foot of the god so the god can move their hands over the nape of the neck, thus transferring this divine, mysterious force to the other gods and humans, alike.  When the gods began to become depleted of their SA, they would replenish themselves in a ‘pond of the SA,’ mysteriously located somewhere in the northern sky.

Mr Bushby inserts an illustration of a drawing of a photograph taken in 1889 of “The Administration of the SA” from the hypostyle hall of the great Temple of Luxor.  This same illustration is found in Maspero’s work, so not only do we see plagiarism of M Maspero’s writing, but throughout this volume, all of the “Drawn by Boudier” come straight out of the 1968 republishing of the 1894 original by M Maspero, as published by the Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.  However, Mr Bushby draws attention to the two coiled snakes on the Pharaoh’s apron, as he kneels for his SA, and hints that this is important to understanding his Biblical secret.

Mr Bushby reports on page 63 “The mystical pool of magical fluid was referenced in the Unas Pyramid Texts, but without elaboration, implying only that it was somehow connected with the spiritual body.”  Then he begins to delve into the myths of giants, eventually finding way to mention the Nefilim, the watchers, the Annunaki, the Books of Enoch, Jasher and Genesis.  He talks about dwarves, and even a recent search for a tribe of tailed-humans on a remote island is reported.  Since this book’s publication there has been talk of discovering ‘hobbit’ remains.  We still have  giants, dwarves and midgets.  If Shaquille O’Neal stood next to Prince to be photographed, would it not still seem to you that David and Goliath is still true today, Pygmies still exist, and who does not get a little intimidated, even with a friend, who is a good head higher than yourself?

Next we come to a section on insects, in particular the Egyptian view of the Scarab (dung) beetle and how it, as the god Khepra, along with Ra, arrived on Earth via the Benben stone.  Mr Bushby hints at how this mysterious Benben stone is important, too.  There has been much speculation about the benben.  Some think it was a meteorite, that became pyramidal shaped through the burning friction of our atmosphere.  This is an attempt to help explain the designs of both pyramid and obelisk, for both were to be capped with a sacred benben stone.

Mr Bushby finishes this chapter with describing the Egyptian ‘Magician’, or High Priest before a brief summary.  I quote here the last paragraph of this chapter: “On penetrating into that mysterious world, one finds evidence of a widespread belief that the early gods of Egypt were a master race of giants who carried within them a supernatural substance called SA.  They ‘came with books of magic’, and the possibility exists that one of the six races of giants recorded in the Old Testament built the Great Pyramid.”

To start off Chapter 4, Mr Bushby begins by questioning when was an historical Jerusalem founded.  Citing a Professor Thomas Thompson of Marquette University, Jerusalem became a capital in the 7th century BC.  A small, insignificant city, in the 7th century might be why the great Herodotus never travelled to Jerusalem as he did all over the rest of that ancient realm.  Although Mr Bushby cites Herodotus, he fails to bring into his argument that Herodotus must be the first anti-Semite because in no place in his famous HISTORIES is there any mention of anything that can be related to Judaism or any Jewish thought of a Holy Land.  How could he have missed traveling through the only monotheists in the region?  How come he never reported on any of the Old Testament patriarchs, or their slavery and exodus out of Egypt?  Again, due diligence is needed on your part, dear reader, but to this topic we shall return.

Mr Bushby then conceals what he is really exposing by directly referencing another ‘bloodline’ author ‘Sir’ Laurence Gardner.  All will be revealed, but only by being veiled.  We ascend with Mr Bushby and Moses to the heights of Mt Horeb, also known as Mt Sinai, and find a temple.  The famous archaeologist William Flinders-Petrie discovered this temple atop Mt Horeb in 1904, writing about it in 1906.  Mr Gardner is less than covert in his endorsement that Prince Michael Stuart is the rightful heir to the throne, and has been prepared to govern altruistically.  As stated above, he also is an author who has, supposedly, traced the bloodline of Jesus.  Unlike Mr Bushby, however, he appears to overtly support his most likely candidate for the correct heir.

Only by concealing a secret, can one expose the secret.  Mr Bushby is extremely kind in not intruding upon Mr Gardner’s quest.  There are aspects to their mythologies they share, but Mr Bushby is specific in what he references of his fellow initiate, but conceals what Mr Gardner is reporting to have been found by simply stating that Mr Gardner believes it to have been an alchemical laboratory.  Do the lines of this blood intersect, or are they parallel?  Are each chosen to reveal but a part of the greater mystery?  Mr Bushby claims to be revealing Rosicrucian, Kabbalistic, and Masonic secrets, but he has clearly left alchemy to another.

Page 90: “In Egyptian Mysteries, a high initiate was called a Mese, Muse or, in some translations, Mose.  The plural of that word was Muses or Moses.”  Others have traced the the Egyptian origin of Moses to being ‘son of’, as in Thutmoses, for example, but we see an Egyptian solution to the mysteries surrounding Moses in either case.  Citing the 11th Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica Vol. 3 p 864 (and I have not checked it for its accuracy) Mr Bushby claims “The real truth is that ‘the Torah … received its form at the hands of Ezra’, a high priest and scribe.”  As we have seen with Mr Bushby’s uses of “…” there is more than a good chance that this is out of context.  He then proceeds to define Ezra as being derived from Os-Ra, an abbreviated form of Osiris-Ra.

Page 91: “Ezra (400 BC) lived at the end of a period today called the Babylonian Exile.  The earlier transplantation of Jews from Palestine to babylon took place some 70 years before his time …”  I cite this only to again posit about why there is no mention of anything resembling ancient Jewish culture or civilization by Herodotus?  He would have been traveling through the area a century before this exile, but yet not a word?  Anyways, Ezra, of course, is one of the main characters leading the Jews from their captivity back to Palastine .  Claiming Ezra took scribes to Mr Horeb to dictate his words.  It was from this session in the wilderness that the first collection of what we know today as the Old Testament was created in either 24 or 22 books, with later books being added.

In Chapter Five Mr Bushby explains that Jesus was initiated into the highest of the Egyptian Mysteries, and that once the secret that was in the Torah Scroll was explained to him, he temporarily marked his body with the key to the code and went back to Jerusalem.  Citing several Talmudic references, Mr Bushby claims that Jesus promptly stole the only scroll of the Torah from the temple.  The reason for this theft was to reveal the secret to the profane; and this was the capital offense that Jesus was convicted.  Again, Mr Bushby claims this execution to have occurred outside London by stoning.

Is this not an interpretation of history similar to what I heard on that campaign bus about a war between secret societies?  Mr Bushby does not speculate as to whether or not Jesus intended on revealing secrets before he was initiated, or once he learned the secret he felt it his moral obligation to tell the truth to the profane.  But if the secret history of the world is about a small faction fighting a guerilla war of releasing information against a larger group trying to suppress the same, this makes sense.

Chapter 6 finds a re-plagiarizing of Mr Hall’s information about Sir Francis Bacon.  Once establishing plagiarism above concerning Sir Francis Bacon, not much was mentioned about Sir Francis Bacon and his importance to the modern version of the Mystery Schools.  The time is appropriate for a more in depth view of Sir Francis Bacon.  

As stated before, Sir Francis Bacon is believed, by some of those inside the craft, to have been the organizer of Speculative Freemasonry a century before the public unveiling with the first United Grand Lodge in 1717.   Sir Francis Bacon is also believed to possibly be the author of the Rosicrucian manifestos.  Mr Bushby reports that Sir Francis Bacon went to Paris at sixteen and, supposedly, initiated into the Knights Templar.  John J Robinson does an excellent job in providing links between the outlawed, and eradicated, Knights Templar and the origins of Freemasonry in his book Born in Blood.  He discusses these knights in detail with their role in the Crusades in Dungeon, Fire and Sword.  (Please enjoy our trip down the road as I read highlights from these books on the website.)

Officially, the Knights Templar (the Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon) were outlawed on 13 October, 1307.  The date of their arrest fell on a Friday and it is claimed that the superstition of Friday the 13th descends from this event (highly probable in my opinion).  After enduring years of torture, the last Grand Master of this order, Jacques de Molay, was finally burned at the stake for his crimes of heresy in 1314, in Paris.  Did the Knights Templar survive in Paris, underground, for at least 250 years for Lord Bacon to learn any of their ‘secrets’?  Mr Bushby believes so.

According to academia, Sir Francis Bacon had nothing to do with the Bible authorized by the King of England,  but occult sources believe him to have been the ultimate editor of this most popular of all English language translations.  Having examined multiple copies of this 1611 “Authorized” Bible, I can attest to there being certain symbols that are of a hidden nature.  There are pictures of handshakes that resemble what has been revealed to be the grip of the Third Degree: the Master Mason’s secret handshake.  There is a picture of a pelican wounding its own breast to feed its seven chicks which is the symbol of the 18th Degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry; the degree of the Rose Croix (but denied by some Masonic authors to be the same as the Rosicrucians, but Mr Bushby equates the Pelican feeding its own blood to its chicks is a Rosicrucian symbol).

Pushing the myth (and all myths are based, in part, on some truth) of Sir Francis Bacon’s being the ultimate editor of the KJV Bible and the author (or editor) of the works known as Shakespeare’s, Mr Bushby claims to have cracked some of the ciphers inserted into the Shakespearean Folio of 1623.  We have already seen the relationship of 33 and Sir Francis Bacon.  This is one of the keys to decipherment.  

Sixteen hundred and twenty-three years spelled out contains 33 letters and this is claimed to be important by Mr Bushby. If we consider this to be true then it implies many possibilities with nineteen hundred and forty-seven years.  1947 bore witness to the passage of the National Security Act forming both NSA and CIA.  Among the other curiosities of history from that year was a little incident that occurred outside of a little New Mexican town called Roswell.  William Shakespeare; Sir Francis Bacon = 33 letters is another ‘clue’ Mr Bushby uses for his thesis as well as the thirty-three letters that create ‘Pallas Minerva, Athene or Athena, Virgin’.

Mr Bushby claims that the Shakespearean Folio of 1623 contains the following ciphers, all phrases consisting of thirty-three letters:
Jesus Christ, Initiation, Great Pyramid
Page 33 of the folio
The Bible Fraud p 162
Jesus Christ Stoned Death Lundunaborg
Page 111 of the folio
The Bible Fraud p 163
Temple of Solomon Hidden Under Pyramid
Page 330 of the folio
The Twin Deception p 273
The Place of the Skull Was The Home of God
The Twin Deception p 274
Constantine Wrote the New Testimonies
The Twin Deception p 274
Rabbi Jesus and Judas Thomas Were Twins
The Twin Deception p 275
Marcellian, Marcus Were Judas and Jesus
The Twin Deception p 275
Megdalene’s Castle Location Segontium
The Twin Deception p 275

Mr Bushby only lists those three page numbers listed above from the great folio.  Possibly, those are the real ciphers on those pages.  Maybe someday I can afford to pay an entire team of researchers, and some of them will be trying to crack codes in old books, but alas, that lies in the world I am building, not the one I inhabit, today.

Mr Bushby notes how throughout Sir Francis Bacon’s writings, the word ‘kings’ was used in italics to draw attention to the Book of Kings in the Old Testament.  Ezra (whom we just met at the amalgamation of Osiris and Ra) authored these books, and as an initiate, he ciphered in his secrets.  One of these was about the brazen serpent of Moses.  Also, these Biblical books contain the evidence of the great Temple of Solomon.

On page 119 of The Secret in the Bible we see Mr Bushby acknowledge that Herodotus fails to mention any King Solomon, nor does Plato.  We can also find the following thought on the same page: “The best-informed Masonic writers agreed that the biblical description of Solomon’s Temple was ‘veiled in allegory and clothed in symbols’ being, maybe, a fanciful description to hide the fact that Ezra was talking secretly about a real Temple at Giza.”

Mr Bushby concludes this chapter taking liberty with Mr Hall again, this time concerning Solomon.  One of the esoteric interpretations of Solomon is that it incorporates three ancient identities of the sun.  Composing itself of the Latin Sol, the Om (Aum) - the Hindu chant, and the Egyptian name for their City of the Sun: On.  With some originality (or at least without my discovering his source) breaks Solomon into Sol and Amun: “The origin of Amun was ‘a moon’ and the word Solamun was a combination of Sun and Moon, light and dark.”  Anything is possible, but what seems probable?

The next chapter finds us exploring a hidden history concerning the pyramids of the Giza plateau.  Denying its being built as an elaborate cemetery for pharaohs, he claims that in addition to the three extant pyramids today (minus their once highly polished facing stones) there was another, a fourth pyramid (the Black Pyramid) on the plateau.  To confirm the existence of a tradition of a Black Pyramid in Egypt, Mr Bushby turns to the Maori of New Zealand.  It seems that the Maori were the builders and that the Great Pyramid was made of a concrete-like aggregate.  There are those today, who also propose that the huge blocks of limestone in that building, are, indeed, concrete-like aggregates that were mixed and poured into frames on site.

Mr Bushby reports that the earliest name for the Great Pyramid known is Khûît: “the ‘Horizon’” and gets a confirmation by Michael Hayes in his 2004 The Hermetic Code in DNA where Mr Hayes reports on pages 104/5 that the early Egyptians knew the Great Pyramid as Khuti.  Neither of them cite this source, but is must have some germ of truth.  However, Mr Hayes reports its meaning to be “The Lights” and not horizon.  To the Egyptian mind, though, horizon and light have enough in common that it is a valid interpretation of the same glyph.  The light defines the horizon, and the horizon points to the light.

The Pyramids at Giza once were covered in ‘casing stones’ that made the sides, according to ancient tradition, smooth with a precision we only duplicate in machine shops on small items.  Additionally, these ancient sources report that the sides were once covered in  strange marks and colors.  The Great Pyramid is the most precise, mathematical building ever erected, and remains one of man’s greatest enigmas.  One of those enigmas, as reported by Mr Bushby, is that the dimensions of the fabled Ark of the Covenant are of the right size to be placed inside the ‘sarcophagus’.

Mr Bushby then leads to a discussion on the Sphinx including disclosing  (p 150)“It was commonly believed that the Sphinx was hewn out of solid rock but that is not so.  The Sphinx is hollow with three entrances and in the last decade or so, workman internally strengthened its back with vertical trusses and criss-crossed steel supports to prevent the monument from collapsing.”  Bearing in mind the Sphinx’s riddle, is the answer of ‘man’ an answer or a question?  Seeing that only the proper answer is required for passing the Sphinx, is this circumstantial evidence supporting some of these outlandish claims?  Is not the Sphinx an example of the gatekeeper to the mysteries, like the Tyler in Masonry?

Mr Bushby’s next outlandish claim also has an unexpected confirmation in another source.  Mr Bushby uses the Book of Enoch as one of his sources, and my copy of its translation comes from Richard Laurence, originally published in 1883, reprinted in 2000 by Adventures Unlimited Press.  Mr Bushby claims that the original gates of Babylon were across the Nile from the Giza complex.  On page 152 we see ‘Nordan’s map  reproduced from Travels in Egypt and Nubia, 1757,’ which shows CAIRO formerly BABYLON.  My copy of Enoch has a frontispiece of a map of, what is known today as, the Middle East.  From the Nile in the West, including all of the Arabian peninsula to parts north of ancient Persia, this map (Maybe from James Bruce’s original expedition that led to the bringing of the Book of Enoch to the world?), too, shows BABYLON to the north of Heliopolis.  (See scanned images on the website.)

With Heliopolis being known as ON by the Egyptians, Mr Bushby claims that this Babylon is derived from Per-hapi-en-on, and it was integral to the Giza complex.  My edition of Mapero’s The Dawn of Civilization has a map showing BYBLOS located north of Heliopolis, again providing a circumstantial support that Byblos-On could also be a conjunction of those ancient cities yielding the original Babylon.  Mr Bushby claims that Ancient Iraq’s Babylon was a creation of migrants coming from the Nile.  

Page 156 draws this conclusion by Mr Bushby “Accordingly, all biblical references to Babylon may have been references to the first Babylon within sight of the Great Pyramid.  It was recorded that when Ezra led the exiled people from Babylon, he took with him not only the ancient Secret knowledge but also ‘a great treasure for the Temple of Jerusalem’.  If the Babylon of the exile was in fact the ‘original Babylon’ at Cairo, then Ezra departed from the complex of the Great Pyramid, and that scenario provided an intriguing possibility.”

Mr Bushby claims that the Harran recorded as the home of the patriarch Abraham in Genesis was also within immediacy of the Giza complex.  What Mr Bushby does not do is to speculate that if, indeed, modern Cairo is founded on ancient Babylon, does that mean that the Great Pyramid was the true Tower of Babel?  If Ezra led the ‘people of Israel’ from the Babylonian captivity back to the ‘Promised Land’, and this was actually a fleeing from Egypt, is this a retelling of the Moses saga and that exodus?  

Before we can possibly venture into those speculative seas, we must finish with the task at hand.  I appreciate Mr Bushby for producing his work, although we have seen his agenda, he is about to summarize some of the beliefs of occult organizations.  By no means, should his stating that Masons believe something be interpreted as the Mason down the street having the same interpretation.  Freemasonry is truly one of the most fascinating of subjects to study.  It is fairly easy to find books published by both 32° and 33° Masons discussing the history of their fraternity in both dissertation and cyclopedic works.  It is difficult to find two Masons who agree on everything, and we will spend hours online discussing Freemasonry in the bookmobile series.  For instance, Mr Bushby, as we have seen, claims that the symbol of the pelican stabbing its breast to feed its seven chicks is a sign of the Rosicrucians.  It is, indeed, the symbol of the 18th Degree of the Scottish Rite, which, despite the name ‘Scottish’ was originated in France.  This degree is known as the Rose Croix Degree, which the candidate becomes a Knight of the Rose Croix.  

I do not know if A E Waite was awarded the 33°, but he has this to say on page 372 of Volume 2 of his A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry about the ROSE-CROIX “Those who can follow this ROSE-CROIX quest with an open eye of mind, those who can attain its term by living a realisation in the heart will see that they have travelled in their search round six circles … after which there is the Sabbath-Rest at the end of the Eighteenth Degree, in which the time of the quest is swallowed up in that end attained.”

His next entry is on the Rosicrucians (pp 372-5).  He equates them with alchemists, which Mr Bushby  intentionally failed to address, but we are fast approaching that discussion.  Mr Waite acknowledges a similarity in symbolism, but denies a connection between his fraternal order and this mystical order.  There are two different Rosicrucian Headquarters in the State of California: the Rosicrucian Fellowship - a Christian interpretation ordained by a hidden brotherhood in Europe to become public via Max Heindel (or at least that was his story).  The other is in San Jose and is Egyptian in origin and is known in short as AMORC - the Ancient Mystical Order of the Rose Cross.

However, to 33° Mason, Albert Mackey, in his Lexicon of Freemasonry (which he also conveys in his encyclopedia) on page 370 has this to say about the PRINCE OF THE ROSE CROIX “In relation to its origin, masonic writers have made many conflicting statements; some giving it a much higher antiquity than others, but all agreeing in supposing it to be one of the earliest, if not the earliest, of the higher degrees.  The name has, undoubtedly, been the cause of much of this confusion in relation to its history, and the masonic degree of ‘Rose Croix’ has, perhaps, often been confounded with the cabalistical and alchemical sect of ‘Rosicrucians,’ or ‘Brothers of the Rosy Cross,’ …  Notwithstanding the invidious attempts … to confound the two orders, there is great distinction between the them.  Even their names, although somewhat similar in sound, are totally different in signification.  The Rosicrucians, who were alchemists, did not derive their name, like the Rose Croix Masons, from the emblems of the rose and cross, for they had nothing to do with the rose, but from the latin ROS, signifying DEW which was supposed to be of all natural bodies the most powerful solvent of gold, and CRUX, the cross, a chemical hieroglyphic of light.”

On page 416 in describing this same etymology in a footnote at the end of his entry on ROSICRUCIANS quotes the cabalist Mosheim explanation “Of all natural bodies, dew was esteemed the most powerful solvent of gold; and the cross, in chemical language, is equivalent to light, because the figure of a cross + exhibits at the same time three letters, of which the words LVX, or light, is compounded.  Hence a Rosicrucian philosopher is one who, by the assistance of the dew, seeks for light, or the philosopher’s stone.”  Again, we will discuss alchemy soon, but first we must descend into the initiation chambers under the Giza plateau.

If you have never heard of any alternative theories to the world’s most perfect building other than the Great Pyramid was made as a tomb for Pharaoh, your world-view is about to change.  I have no qualms in calling the Great Pyramid the most perfect building ever made; it has many layers of precision that boggle the mind.  From what is left of the casing stones, as well from stones inside, we know that that building was made to extreme tolerances, the type of tolerances made in machine shops for small parts, today.

Christopher Dunn presents his theory in The Giza Power Plant; this power plant idea has been weaponized by Joseph Farrell calling it The Giza Death Star.  Mr Dunn’s career is as a machinist, and so trying to explain the use of machine-shop tolerances on a grand scale is his quest.  He posits that the the two shafts in the Queen’s Chamber were passageways allowing controlled amounts of two dissimilar liquids to enter the chamber.  The mixing of these liquids could release hydrogen, which, being the lightest of known elements, would rise up the Ascending Passageway to the King’s Chamber where it would collect.

Mr Dunn’s model has Helmholtz resonators affixed along the Ascending Passage with the theory that the building was resonating with the Earth, which the Helmholtz resonators would begin to emit sounds from this inherent resonance to increase the energy in the rising hydrogen.  At the top of the Ascending Passage is the entrance to the King’s Chamber which has been described officially as being some form of lock mechanism against grave robbers.  Mr Dunn speculates that it acted as an acoustic filter by only allowing certain wavelengths to enter the King’s Chamber, forming a chord, if you will, of focused sound upon that room, full of highly energized hydrogen.  (The copy I once had was last in the possession of the man who taught me basic electrical theory so I am working off of memory.)

Anyways, somehow, Mr Dunn explains how the shafts in the King’s Chamber are of the perfect length to create a MASER out of the hydrogen.  A MASER is the same as a LASER, but a LASER is only using visible light in its magnification.  This MASER was Mr Dunn’s power plant, and although I have not read Mr Farrell’s take on it being a Death Star, it was easy to see how, if Mr Dunn were correct, how that MASER could easily be turned into a dreaded weapon, or a harbinger of free energy.

“Among the mystics or members of the Egyptian Mystery Schools, tradition explained that the Great Pyramid was great in many ways.  Despite the fact that it was not entered until the year 820, the secret schools of pre-Christian Egypt insisted that the interior layout was well known to them.  They constantly claimed that it was not a tomb, nor a burial chamber of any kind, except that it did have one chamber for symbolical burial as part of an initiation ritual.  According to mystical traditions, the interior was entered gradually and in various stages via underground passageways.  Different chambers were said to have existed at the end of each phase of progress with the highest and ultimate initiatory stage represented by the now-called King’s Chamber.”

This Mr Bushby reports on page 167.  He follows this with reporting that confirmation of underground chambers at Giza connecting the Sphinx to the Pyramids were reported in the Daily Telegraph of March 4, 1935.  AMORC founder Lewis Spence, had published a plan of ‘Underground Giza’  in his 1900 book Symbolic Prophecy of the Great Pyramid which Mr Bushby reprints in his with additional drawings showing the extent he claims (or is this his part of the truth he has been commissioned to reveal through his disinformational propaganda?) to exist - of this underground initiation chamber, please view these scanned images on my website.

Mr Bushby’s next chapter is short, in which he discusses the fabled Book of Thoth with its 22 leaves of gold-leaf ‘pages’.  (Page 178) “An intriguing age-old Egyptian tradition maintained that the Book of Thoth contained a secret process by which the regeneration of humanity was to be accomplished and served as the key to other writings.  Its pages were inscribed with strange hieroglyphic symbols that gave to those acquainted with them a particular power.  The initiated priesthood maintained for centuries that those symbols contained the ‘Key to Immortality’ and when certain areas of the brain saw the symbols, the subconsciousness of that person was expanded, and he or she was permitted access to a superior level of knowledge.”  Mr Bushby concluded this thought with stating that the original Book of Thoth was what the ‘inscriptions’ on the facing stones of the Great Pyramid.

Mr Bushby describes the association of the Book of Thoth with an iron box including a description of Nefrekeptak, a son of the first Pharaoh by the name of Amenhotep.  It seens Nefrekeptak claimed to have discovered the Book of Thoth, and that it was found in an iron box inside a secret tomb.  Nestled inside the iron box, was a bronze box, which had inside it a sycamore box, which had an ebony an ivory box, which contained a silver box, containing a golden box, which, finally, contained the Book of Thoth.  The iron box was carved with twisted snakes and scorpions and guarded by an indestructible serpent.  Fail not to understand this parable of seven nestled containers guarded by the undying serpent.

Mr Bushby finishes this short chapter with confessing that the fabled Book of Thoth was thought to have been lost in the three burnings of the great library in Alexandria.  But, as he will reveal, this is erroneous.  The Book of Thoth has survived the ravages of time if you know where to look.

The next occult topic Mr Bushby turns to discuss is another highly contested one.  He is not the first to boast this claim, and it could, quite possibly, have a kernel of truth to it.  This chapter is called THE BIBLE OF THE GYPSIES and he begins this paragraph with this thought “A time arose in Egypt when control of the Mysteries began to fall into the hands of selfish men, ambitious to misuse the influence of that mighty Secret institution for their own personal sends.  Sorcery replaced spirituality and the presumed ministers of the gods became devils in human form.” (p 184).  As this encroachment continued of a materialistic versus spiritual interpretation of the Mysteries, the true Magi convened to figure out how to preserve the Book of Thoth for posterity.  They choose a game.

Mr Bushby claims that Genesis records the plural of torah to be torot, and this became tarot in English.  The 22 cards of the tarot deck that are dissimilar to our modern playing cards: the Major Arcana (the big secret?).  Mr Bushby is not the first of occult writers to make this connection between the Gypsies (being Egyptsies), the Tarot, and the Torah.  Mr Bushby claims that origins of these 22 cards can be found in the ruins of the temples of Thebes.  Particularly on the overheads of the palace of Medinet-Abou, but these cards also have their counterparts in the Book of the Dead, and since there were only 22 letters in the ancient Hebrew alphabet there is the association of a letter with each of the cards.

Of these 22 cards, 21 are numbered, and one of the greatest of occult disputes that can be garnered today is a discrepancy as to which order the unnumbered card falls.  It seems everyone has their own key to unlocking this ancient, sacred book: these 22 sacred pages.  If it is this fabled Book of Thoth, then maybe we need to find the right key, but maybe it is just more misdirection.  I own two decks, one is a modern “Pythagorean” deck and the other was an original take done by Salvador Dali.  Mr Bushby claims that there are subconscious stimulators built into these cards that activate parts of the brain.

Page 189 reveals “The Major Arcana cards were purposely designed to outline the path of life of a human being from its beginning to its end, and altogether, they reveal a complete picture of all possibilities in human life.”  Mr Bushby exerts the assertion that the card called the Fool was known in ancient Egypt to have been the Madman.

He then takes on the task of explaining that the key to the proper numbering of these twenty-two hieroglyphs is to be found encoded in Psalm 119.  My grandfather’s Masonic King James Bible is proof for this claim.  It is divided into 22 sections of eight verses.  Each stanza is ‘titled’ an English rendition of the Hebrew alphabet.  Bushby claims that this Psalm’s 22 stanzas describe a card each and present a mathematical, cabalistic code to unravel the proper order.  Mr Bushby claims to have been given the secret of the gypsies by an old woman in Cornwall, England, as well as he claims to been given another ancient document titled The Divine Scale which he claims is directly related with the Tarot, the Torah, and his Secret in the BIble.

I hope now you are beginning to understand why I have been so critical of Mr Bushby’s agenda and improper scholarship.  He truly makes some outrageous claims, and we know we should take his writings with more than just a gain of salt.  However, he is not the first to report most of these beliefs of the modern secret societies.  His truly innovative work, lies next and if what he is hinting is possibly true, the world is far different than we have been led to believe.

Chapter 11 focuses on the mysterious Benben stone.  Legend has it that this stone fell to Earth, and created the entire pyramid and obelisk building craze.  Each capped with their own representation of this stone from heaven.  Mr Bushby reports that traditions state that there is something ‘in’ or ‘within’ this stone, most probably a meteorite.  

Page 226 has Mr Bushby declaring “The conclusion reached in this work is that the Great Pyramid was originally and specifically built to accommodate the Benben upon its platformed location at the highest point.  When the object was in place, it somehow activated the Pyramid Effect, or invisible force, that subsequently ‘switched the pyramid on’.  It appears the benben served as the catalyst to energize the specifically designed interior chambers of the Pyramid, a point clarified later.”

Mr Bushby then turns to the ‘Inscriptions on Statue B of Gudea’ in the Louvre (Is it there?) and other Sumerian tablets that tell a story of a King’s decision to build a temple.  The king is Gudea and he commissions his son, Ninagel, to build it.  It seems that to complete this temple, an invasion of ancient Egypt was required.  The reason for this war was because the new temple was to be crowned with the ‘Throne of Radiance’, Ra’s ‘Celestial Chamber’, and the Great Pyramid’s ‘Luminous Crown’ - the Benben Stone.  It is also of note that the skirmishes began on the Sinai Peninsular.  I wonder how close to Mt Sinai/Horeb?

The invasion was a success and Ninagel returns across Arabia with the new capstone for his temple.  This is the story Mr Bushby describes of how the great capstone disappeared.  “The cylinder seals referred to King Gudea’s temple as having an ‘uppermost chamber’ and a ‘Chamber of Seven Zones’.  That may have been a design aspect copied from the area of the secret chambers recorded on Masonic plans just below the pyramidion of the Great Pyramid.  Those chambers were shown as being in the same location as the ‘seven bands of colour’ that were once painted around that area.” (Page 233.)

Mr Bushby concludes this chapter on this celestial object, with the speculation that it, the true Benben, the capstone that activates the machine of the Great Pyramid, is still in Arabia today, and is still revered today.  It encompasses one of the great pillars of Islam: that being the great pilgrimage to Mecca.  Mr Bushby believes this ancient, alien, artifact to be at the heart of the Ca’aba in Mecca, to which every good Muslim must go circumambulate counter-clockwise seven times, the seventh time  around its cubic walls, reverentially touching them, then spiraling out of the plaza.  The possibilities this leads to reinterpreting history and the present are astounding, if this ‘fact’ is in any way close to being true.

Mr Bushby then leads us into fairly uncontested areas before plunging back into allegory.  He begins Chapter 12 with an Egyptian tradition a ‘serpent lies coiled in the Great Pyramid’, a Rabbinical tradition calling the Torah the ‘Serpent Book of the Ages’, and the Sumerians calling the Great Pyramid ‘The House of the Serpent’.  This leads into an exposition on mythological snakes, their association with both wisdom and evil, and the associations with medical staff’s having either one or two spiraling serpents.

Although I, obviously, do not believe everything Mr Bushby writes, I find great wisdom in this thought on page 243 “The earliest initiates or ‘The Wise Men’ who were initiated into the Mysteries were called ‘Serpents of Wisdom’ and the curious reference to ‘a serpent on two legs’ in the Book of the Dead is not a description of an extra-terrestrial being from a spacecraft but simply means a high initiate.”  I doubt if I will get to the UFO/alien phenomenon in this issue, but suffice to say now, I am just as much of a heretic to those believers as I am to any other mental  template.

Transitioning from discussing serpents, next is Khepra, the scarab, then on to the Bennu bird/phoenix, but mainly in how they were depicted as acting as a prism creating a spectrum of light.

The rest of this chapter explains the derivation of the ancient, 22 letter, Hebrew alphabet by which angle of reflection one views this clear Benben stone while shining a light through it.  Stan Tenen of the Meru Foundation will claim that Mr Bushby is a plagiarist, as is another man by the name of Dan Winter in this aspect.  Mr Tenen has spent many years devoted to mathematical interpretations of this ancient alphabet, and has even registered his research under trademark protection.  Mr Winter is a fugitive from justice in the United States because of his unauthorized use of Mr Tenen’s work, and his attempting to pass it on as his own.

Yes, Mr Bushby is a plagiarizer, but Mr Tenen would probably fly into a fury if he were confronted with how he has not credited his work appropriately.  Mr Tenen, as opposed to agreeing the origin of Hebrew letters comes from the shadows they cast by shining a light through a pyramid, claims that they originated in a universal language of hand-gestures that complimented the letter’s sound and meaning.  However, this is not an original concept, either.  The seed of this work can be found in Gerald Massey’s works.  I have watched all of Mr Tenen’s videos and have never heard him attribute the idea an universal gesture language being proposed by Mr Massey.  

I had a several hour conversation with Mr Tenen several years ago as he told me of his lawsuits and how everyone is out to steal his research, misrepresent it, and claim it as their own.  He asked if I was an anti-Semite when I asked him if he thought it might seem a little ‘Jew-like’ to try and patent the Hebrew alphabet and suing people for unauthorized use of trademarked material.  I replied I was an anti-Zionist and asked if he knew the difference between Judaism and Zionism?  That dismissed his accusation and we continued our discussion.  He has done some fascinating geometrical research on the Hebrew alphabet, and although he is less than interesting as he presents his ideas, if you can endure the boredom to get the meaning, it is fascinating.

Having sat in the Chamber of Reflection long enough deciphering truth from lie, we enter into the mystical world of initiation.  The next two chapters relate Masonic initiations to their original counterparts under, and in, the Giza plateau, and the purposes of those initiations.  On my website, you will find Mr Bushby’s “Master Plan” maps of the Giza complex, and more in-depth descriptions of their associated rituals.  I will not dwell upon much on these chapters, except for a few relevant points so we can draw this exploration to its conclusion where Mr Bushby is concerned.

Having equated the Giza plateau with the Book of the Dead, where the Book of the Dead describes the initiation through the Giza complex which prepares the soul of the initiate for its eventual separation from the body, Mr Bushby begins with the Orisirian myth, especially his resurrection.  Claiming the empty, lidless, ‘sarcophagus’ in the ‘King’s Chamber’ of the Great Pyramid to be the ‘Resurrection Machine’ or the ‘Instrument of Resurrection’ and “While in the Resurrection Machine, the Ancients believed that the mummy of Osiris was struck with a particular magical force that brought about an astral rebirth, and the ‘star’ of the god was reborn in the sky.  Early Egyptian priests called that force the ‘Secret Science’ and today it is called the Pyramid Effect.” (p 263) And, the Benben was the activator.  The death and resurrection of Osiris took 3 ½ days, and this is the same length of time Mr Bushby claims the final initiation required.

Initiation was developed as (p 264) ‘a special process through which they claimed they could, by a particular method of development, prepare individuals in readiness to receive the Seed of Immortality; then, after advancing them through other processes, move their soul out of the body and mingle it in the heavens … then return it back to its earthly body to resume daily life.”

Before initiation, one had to fast for forty days in the ‘Chamber of Ordeal’, and thus, of course, Jesus spent forty days in the wilderness fasting before his ministry.  Having purified the body and purged all evil thoughts from the mind while studying star charts, passwords and grips for what was to come.  Taken to another chamber, here the candidate must withstand the seductions of seven women.  Remaining chaste is the proper course, if the candidate succumbs to the seduction he is dismissed.  Passing this worldly temptation, the candidate is interrogated as to his knowledge and motives.  Passing interrogation, he is led to the underground entrance.  Here he must recite the first of his memorized passwords to  pass underground between two pillars.  Blindfolded he enters the subterranean crypts of initiation below the Giza plateau.
Passing through several phases of this underground initiation, the candidate is eventually brought, through underground passageways, to the Great Pyramid, finding his way to what is now called the Queen’s Chamber.  Here two chalices are presented and after taking his vow of secrecy, he must grab either the silver or golden grail and drink, although he is told one contains poison.  Hesitation is failure.  Passing this phase the candidate is led to the final initiation, and we find ourselves leaving the Queen’s Chamber and approaching the bottom of the Grand Gallery.

“Extreme physical discomfort, sometimes pain and the use of ‘the dramatic’ were common ingredients in the initiation process.  Proof of a candidate’s courage and faith was required to be demonstrated, and in the final stages, the process worsened.” This starts Chapter 14: THE MEETING WITH GOD.

The ancients called today’s Grand Gallery the Hall of Judgement.  Mr Bushby claims that along both walls of this ascending passageway seats were positioned in the upper part of these walls.  These were the seats used by 56 initiates acting as judges.  The blindfolded candidate was presented with a large ☥(Crux Ansata - Ankh cross).  To the heckling, jeers, and physical lashings of fists and reeds of those who had trodden the same path sitting above him, the candidate was to somehow get his cross to the top of the inclined Grand Gallery.  Having carried or drug his cross to the top amidst the verbal and physical abuse (equated with the bystanders abusing Jesus as he carried his cross), the candidate provides the next password: JO-AH-VA, preceding the Jehovah of the Old Testament in the Book of the Dead by thousands of years.
At the top of the Grand Gallery, the candidate is tied to his cross, or crucified.  Once tied to his cross his eyes were unveiled and the Grand Gallery came into view below him.  The 56 judges depart from their seats and exit, leaving the ‘crucified’ candidate alone with his initiating guide.  Tied to his cross for several hours, the candidate is provided with ‘a soporific drink’.  Mr Bushby discusses this in reference to Christ being given the vinegar on the cross before ‘giving up the ghost’.  He also makes reference to John Allegro’s Sacred Mushroom and the Cross and the amanita muscaria mushroom.  

The judges return and begin to chant AUM.  “The vibrational tones of the chanting caused the Hall of Judgement to light up with a supernatural stream of vertical standing light.” (p 284)  This leads to an explanation of the scriptural reference during the crucifixion of the tearing in two of the curtain of the temple - the darkness of the Grand Gallery was lit by this audibly produced light.  WOW!  That would have been some trip!  Then, while semi-conscious (and tripping ball) the candidate was untied from the cross and taken into the King’s Chamber where seven Adepts, dressed in animal masks depicting the pantheon, formed a circle, sat in the lotus position and resumed the chanting of AUM.  Then, the candidate was struck three times with a mallet to render them unconscious.  Now they were placed inside the granite sarcophagus, the Instrument of Resurrection, where they remained for the rest of their trip.

“The conclusion drawn is that the Great Pyramid was designed as a place of initiation; not only as the major site of initiation but as an Instrument of Initiation” that “when operating, was understood as a purposely-built apparatus for the exodus of consciousness from the three-dimensional plane of existence into realms of Higher Intelligence.” (p 292)  Upon coming down from the soporific tincture, the candidate was Resurrected and Reborn into the gnosis of the soul outside the confines of time, space and body.  Once normal consciousness was regained, the neophyte was led out.  Before exiting the Gate of Coming Forth By Day, he was presented with the garments showing his new status as an initiate.  The gate he left was between the paws of the Sphinx, where family and friends awaited him in celebration after his 3 ½ day ordeal.

Chapter 15 finds Mr Bushby summarizing his thesis of his next book in this series: The Crucifixion of Truth.  This thesis is that the book of Revelations  that ends the canonical Christian Bible was originally part of the Sibylline Books, one concerning Isis and Osiris, and it contains 22 chapters for the same reason as 22 has been so important in this study.

The last chapter reports that there is a meditation inherent with the Torah Scroll, and the Tarot Trumps, that will provide the same mystical, out-of-body experience that was the culmination of initiation.  The last two pages of text are titled THE HOLY GRAIL OF ETERNAL LIFE, but Mr Bushby really fails to explain the Grail here.

At the outset of this review, we were informed that Mr Bushby had encrypted a “sixteen-worded sentence ... extracted from the ancient Book of God”.  This sentence reads LEARN DEEPLY OF THE MIND AND ITS MYSTERY FOR THEREIN LIES THE TRUE SECRET OF IMMORTALITY.  This sentence is, also, plagiarized from Mr Hall’s magnum opus.  Mr Hall, however, attributes this ‘ancient Book of God’ to the words of Poimandres, the dragon, to Hermes: “‘Learn deeply of the mind and its mystery, for therein lies the secret of immortality.’”  Mr Bushby added the word TRUE, but otherwise it is quoted by Mr Hall on page XXXIX (99 in the paperback).

There is a true secret of the mind, but one that was only hinted.  The fabled alchemical workshop atop Mt Horeb, is part of the story missing, but Mr Bushby pointed in the right direction when he pointed to Laurence Gardner who brought to the world the information of Arizona farmer David Hudson and his re-discovery of a ‘white-powder’ of gold and its special, sacred properties.  One of those properties was activation of certain areas of the brain to stimulate production of a new glandular secretion: this secretion is the secret of the ages!!!

Mr Bushby has revealed a reason to refer to the chief priest as the ‘HIgh’ Priest.  He was the priest who initiated and guided one into a mystical ‘high’ that made him leave his body and come vis-a-vis with the divine and back to the body.
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