Osiris, The Oscars and The Babylon Gate
by Christopher Loring Knowles, Feb 20, 2008
Christopher Loring Knowles
The Academy Awards
are being held this Sunday night. They don't
seem to have the same cultural cache they once
did, but we can say the same about Hollywood
itself. But it wasn't always this way.
What we must remember is that Hollywood's Golden
Age was a distinctly Freemasonic enterprise.
Some of the biggest names in show business were
Masons including; John Wayne, W.C. Fields,
Oliver Hardy, Bud Abbott, Gene Autry, Irving
Berlin, Nat King Cole, Cecil B. Demille, Duke
Ellington, Douglas Fairbanks, Clark Gable, Walt
Disney, Audie Murphy, and Danny Thomas. Most
importantly, three of the most powerful
Hollywood moguls -Louis B. Mayer (of MGM) Jack
Warner (Warner Bros) and Darryl Zanuck (20th
Century Fox) - were all Masons. The primacy of
Freemasonry (remember, just a small part of the
overall Masonic network) is reflected in the
fact that the Academy Awards used to be held in
the Shrine Auditorium, which is
owned and operated by the Scottish Rite.
But is all this just another variation on the
Eternal Ritual? A bit of deep background
What fascinates about the mysterious origin of
Horus is the presence of very similar Sun gods
in distant parts of the world, who seem to have
echoes of Horus in both appearance and name.
One is Ashur, a Sumerian sky god who was also
adopted as the head deity of the Assyrian
pantheon. Ashur is pictured as a man riding
within a winged sun disc that is almost
identical to the one associated with the Shemsu
Hor. It is worth remembering that the original
Egyptian rendering of Osiris is Ausur, which for
all intents and purposes is the same word as
Ashur. Another Assyrian god bearing a remarkable
physical similarity to Horus is Nusku, or
Nisroch, the god of fire and the Sun. This deity
was pictured as a large muscular man with the
wings and head of an eagle.
There is also Ahura Mazda, the supreme
Zoroastrian deity often pictured in a form
identical to Ashur. Again we see the winged sun
disk form first associated with Horus and Ra.
And the name of the Hindu Sun god Surya echoes
that of Ausur, as well as Horus. Surya is said
to be the most powerful aspect of the god Shiva,
and is depicted as riding in a chariot with
seven horses. Another sun god associated with a
chariot is the Greek god Helios, who is very
much a counterpart to Horus. Helios too was
associated with the eagle, and the horses that
pulled his chariot were often pictured
possessing the wings of eagles. Helios was also
known as Helios Panoptes, meaning
This daisy chain of connections between Asian
sun gods may seem academic to some. And that's
certainly true if by "academic," you mean
This shot is taken from the last Academy Awards
at the Shrine. The stage design looks like
something taken from a
Masonic tracing board. We have stairways,
checker board floors, a columned arch and an
enormous solar object at center stage.
The lighting changes and the sun-form seems to
become a Stargate, as the names of the dead are
written into the Book of Life.
The Academy Awards have migrated from the
overtly masonic Shrine Auditorium to the newly
constructed Kodak Theatre, which is part of the
Hollywood and Highland Complex. Even a cursory
look at the inside of the Kodak Theatre will
leave one trained to spot Solar motifs
The entire edifice is like a visual symphony of
Sun motifs, from the red and gold color scheme
to the enormous stylized sun-disk in the
Masonic iconography is alive and well in the
Kodak, as we see in this checkerboard curtain
and the pair of three Sun symbols ("33," which
reminds that Stan and Patrick drink
Rolling Rock in
Sunshine of the Spotless Mind).
Red and gold circles, semicircles and ovals are
ubiquitous in both the architecture and decor.
And that’s just inside.
The rear entrance to the theatre is a massive
recreation of the Babylon Gate from D.W.
Intolerance (Griffith was yet another
Hollywood Freemason). On its facade are reliefs
of the Ashur and the eagle-headed god Nisroch,
both representing different aspects of Horus.
Near the top rim of the gate is a border design
17 keyhole-shaped objects. It seems only
appropriate that behind the Babylon Gate stands
Renaissance Hotel, located on the
1700 block of Highland Ave.
All well and good, right? Now ask yourself- what
in Heaven's name is this doing in the courtyard
of the venue where the World's most prominent
awards ceremony is held every year? What
connection is this alleged to have to the
Oscars? I mean, the symbolism is obvious but
what's the cover story?
And what of Oscar himself? Well, as
others have pointed out, he bears a very
strong resemblance to Ptah, the god of craftsmen
(read: "masons") and
often syncretized with Osiris. Oscar is also
reminiscent of some depictions of Osiris
himself, all the more fascinating when you
consider his Egyptian name is the
Or that no one can seem to agree where the name
"Oscar" actually came from.
In a strange way, it makes me feel a bit
nostalgic to see Hollywood, the Oscars and
Freemasonry all recede from the national stage.
Freemasonry has been in decline for some time,
and the prominent role it once played within the
Masonic network has probably been replaced by
the senior societies like Skull and Bones and
Scroll and Key, or perhaps by truly secret,
invitation-only orders we will never know of.
Hollywood sold the last shred of its soul a
while back and exists only for the big ticket
fantasy and sci-fi films it produces so
masterfully. The Oscars reflect the split within
Hollywood, where insiders are more concerned
with celebrating the few quality films still
produced there while people mainly go for the
popcorn flicks that are never nominated.
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