The Golem: A Jewish Legend

The legendary Golem: Persecuted Jews create an artificial monster to protect themselves from their enemies.
The legendary Golem: Persecuted Jews create an artificial monster to protect themselves from their enemies.

Vengeancia (Updated June 2, 2015)  “Rabbi Loew became legendary as the mystical worker who created the Golem, an artificial man made of clay brought to life through magical combinations of the sacred letters of the Hebrew alphabet, which acted as a guardian over the Jews.” Read more. Read here, here, here, here. Who are The Gods of the Copybook Headings? Read more. Could a Golem be a Strawman? Read Bible Believers.

Golem:  Persecuted Jews create an artificial monster to protect themselves from their enemies.
Golem: Persecuted Jews create an artificial monster to protect themselves from their enemies.

You know, I’m not very politically savvy, I have to admit! You all know it! I’m just an old hippie, still listening to Jefferson Airplane and Led Zeppelin! But I’m interested in my own survival! I care about my friends and family. So for the past 6-7 years or so, I’ve been researching and writing a lot.

Could Al Qaeda and “14th Amendment citizens” both be the CREATED “enemies of Israel?” aka, enemies of the US corporation, banksters, “foreign and domestic?” Check out my multi-part article, Never Forget 9/11 Countries Around the World Admit to False Flag Terror, here. Also, Free Dr. Dino! Kent Hovind, A Political Prisoner? It’s here. Check out USA vs US.  Our Featured Activist, Texe Marrs, offers Michael Collins Piper’s book, The Golem—Israel’s Nuclear Hell Bomb and the Road to Global Armageddon. You can find it here.

“In Thomas Edison’s liberal adaptation of Frankenstein (1910), the doctor uses alchemy in an attempt to create the perfect human being. When Frankenstein looks into a mirror near the end of the film, he does not see his normal reflection but that of the monster. Instead of creating the perfect being, the monster is literally portrayed as a reflection of Frankenstein’s baser instincts and a dark reflection of a mind that presumed to meddle in God’s domain.

“In the Frankenstein adaptation Life Without a Soul (1916), a scientist’s attempts to create an invincible ‘New Breed of Man’ fails miserably because his ‘perfect’ individual is created without a soul.” From The Devil in Our DNA: A Brief History of Eugenics in Science Fiction Films by David A. Kirby, PDF. List of Lost Films, here.

“Every Masonic researcher must have encountered illustrations of masons’ marks at some time in his career. These illustrations abound in early volumes of Ars Quatuor Coronatorum and the Transactions of several other lodges of research, and in certain non-Masonic publications as early as 1843.

“Unfortunately, much of the published material reveals a lack of scientific method in observation and recording of data, and there is no definitive study of the subject as a whole. Worse — some authors attempt to link masons’ marks with occult religion, numerology, alchemy, the genesis of alphabets and other imaginative theories…” Read more about The Mason Mark.

Golem mosaic in the streets of Prague
Golem mosaic in the streets of Prague

“One of the constant themes of Jewish esoteric thought is the belief in human power, that being made in the image of God, were we wise enough, righteous enough, enlightened enough, we would have it in our power to truly be co-creators with God. How?

“Well it starts with the esoteric doctrine that the Hebrew letters are the building blocks by which God created the universe (Gen. R. 4:2, 12:10; Bahir 59). It’s an imperfect analogy, but Sefer Yetzirah (The Book of Formation) treats the Alef-Bet as if it were a kind of periodic table. Properly arranged and joined, we can use the letters as God did in constructive ways.

“But the key to unlock the power of the Alef-Bet is the correct use of divine names. The proof text for this is a passage from Psalms: By the word ‘YHVH,’ the heavens were made. Ps. 33:6 Now that’s not the conventional translation – your Bible probably translates it as “By the word of the Lord, the heavens were made.” But the construct “of” is assumed, and the occult translation is equally valid. So if we know how to use the Tetragrammaton and other divine names of power, we too could do as God does.” Read more.

Pitt In the town of Worms [in Germany] there once lived a pious man of the name of Bezalel to whom a son was born on the first night of Passover. This happened in the year 5273 after the creation of the world [1579 common era], at a time when the Jews all over Europe were suffering from cruel persecutions.

The nations in whose midst the children of Israel were dwelling constantly accused them of ritual murder. The Jews, their enemies pretended, used the blood of Christian children in the preparation of their Passover bread; but the arrival of the son of Rabbi Bezalel soon proved to be the occasion of frustrating the evil intentions of two miscreants who sought to show to Christendom that the Jews were actually guilty of ritual murder.

In the night, when the wife of Rabbi Bezalel was seized with labor pains, the servants who had rushed out of the house in search of a midwife luckily prevented two men, who were just going to throw a sack containing the body of a dead child into the Jew-street, with a view to proving the murderous practice of the Jews, from carrying out their evil intention. Rabbi Bezalel then prophesied that his newborn son was destined to bring consolation to Israel and to save his people from the accusation of ritual murder.

“But Golem and the Evil One crept up and slipped away with her.” Ramble On, Led Zeppelin

“The name of my son in Israel,” said Rabbi Bezalel “shall be Judah Arya, even as the Patriarch Jacob said when he blessed his children: ‘Judah is a lion’s whelp; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up.'” (Genesis 49:9)

Rabbi Bezalel’s son grew up and increased in strength and knowledge; he became a great scholar, well versed in the Holy Law, but also a master of all branches of knowledge and familiar with many foreign languages. In time he was elected Rabbi of Posen [in Poland], but later received a call to the city of Prague, where he was appointed chief judge of the Jewish community.

Golems are beings created from a certain substance through magical means.
Golems are beings created from a certain substance through magical means.

All his thoughts and actions were devoted to the welfare of his suffering people and his great aim in life was to clear Israel of the monstrous accusation of ritual murder which like a sword of Damocles was perpetually suspended over the head of the unhappy race. Fervently did the rabbi pray to Heaven to teach him in a vision by what means he could best bring to naught the false accusations of the miscreant priests who were spreading the cruel rumors.

And one night he heard a mysterious voice calling to him, “Make a human image of clay and thus you will succeed in frustrating the evil intentions of the enemies of Israel.”

On the following morning the master called his son-in-law and his favorite pupil and acquainted them with the instruction he had received from Heaven. He also asked the two to help him in the work he was about to undertake.

“Four elements,” he said, “are required for the creation of the golem or homunculus, namely, earth, water, fire and air.”

“I myself,” thought the holy man, “possess the power of the wind; my son-in-law embodies fire, while my favorite pupil is the symbol of water, and between the three of us we are bound to succeed in our work.” He urged on his companions the necessity of great secrecy and asked them to spend seven days in preparing for the work.

On the twentieth day of the month of Adar, in the year five thousand three hundred and forty after the creation of the world, in the fourth hour after midnight, the three men betook themselves to a river on the outskirts of the city on the banks of which they found a loam pit. Here they kneaded the soft clay and fashioned the figure of a man three ells high. They fashioned the features, hands and feet, and then placed the figure of clay on its back upon the ground.

The three learned men then stood at the feet of the image which they had created and the rabbi commanded his son-in-law to walk round the figure seven times, while reciting a cabalistic formula he had himself composed. And as soon as the son-in-law had completed the seven rounds and recited the formula, the figure of clay grew red like a gleaming coal. Thereupon the rabbi commanded his pupil to perform the same action, namely, walk round the lifeless figure seven times while reciting another formula. The effect of the performance was this time an abatement of the heat. The figure grew moist and vapors emanated from it, while nails sprouted on the tips of its fingers and its head was suddenly covered with hair. The face of the figure of clay looked like that of a man of about thirty.

At last the rabbi himself walked seven times round the figure, and the three men recited the following sentence from the history of creation in Genesis: “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)

As soon as the three pious men had spoken these words, the eyes of the Golem opened and he gazed upon the rabbi and his pupils with eyes full of wonder. Rabbi Loew [also spelled Löw] thereupon spoke aloud to the man of clay and commanded him to rise from the ground. The Golem at once obeyed and stood erect on his feet. The three men then arrayed the figure in the clothes they had brought with them, clothes worn by the beadles of the synagogues, and put shoes on his feet.

And the rabbi once more addressed the newly fashioned image of clay and thus he spoke, “Know you, clod of clay, that we have fashioned you from the dust of the earth that you may protect the people of Israel against its enemies and shelter it from the misery and suffering to which our nation is subjected. Your name shall be Joseph, and you shall dwell in my courtroom and perform the work of a servant. You shall obey my commands and do all that I may require of you, go through fire, jump into water or throw yourself down from a high tower.”

Michael Piper's book, The Golem
Michael Piper’s book, The Golem

The Golem only nodded his head as if to give his consent to the words spoken by the rabbi. His conduct was in every respect that of a human being; he could hear and understand all that was said to him, but he lacked the power of speech. And thus it happened on that memorable night that while only three men had left the house of the rabbi, four returned home in the sixth hour after midnight.

The rabbi kept the matter secret, informing his household that on his way in the morning to the ritual bathing establishment he had met a beggar, and, finding him honest and innocent, had brought him home. He had the intention of engaging him as a servant to attend to the work in his schoolroom, but he forbade his household to make the man perform any other domestic work.

And the Golem thenceforth remained in a corner of the schoolroom, his head upon his two hands, sitting motionless. He gave the impression of a creature bereft of reason, neither understanding nor taking any notice of what was happening around him. Rabbi Loew said of him that neither fire nor water had the power of harming him, nor could any sword wound him. He had called the man of clay Joseph, in memory of Joseph Sheda mentioned in the Talmud who is said to have been half human and half spirit, and who had served the rabbis and frequently saved them from great trouble.

Rabbi Loew, the miracle worker, availed himself of the services of the Golem only on occasions when it was a question of defending his people against the blood accusations from which the Jews of Prague had to suffer greatly in those days.

Whenever the miracle-working Rabbi Loew sent out the Golem and was anxious that he should not be seen, he used to suspend on his neck an amulet written on the skin of a hart, a talisman which rendered the man of clay invisible, while he himself was able to see everything. During the week preceding the feast of Passover the Golem wandered about in the streets of the city stopping everybody who happened to be carrying some burden on his back. It frequently occurred that the bundle contained a dead child which the miscreant intended to deposit in the Jew-street; the Golem at once tied up the man and the body with a rope which he carried in his pocket, and, leading the mischief maker to the town hall, handed him over to the authorities. The Golem’s power was quite supernatural and he performed many good deeds.

Three Strand DNA? Bob Carr Addressing UN Security Council.
Three Strand DNA? Bob Carr Addressing UN Security Council.

Ed. Note: Look at this image, above, with the spiraling 3-strand lights dancing across the ceiling. Then, check out the videos. “On Monday, October 15, I hosted a reception at UN HQ to mark Australia’s UN Security Council candidacy. Below are some photos from the event.” Thoughtlines with Bob Carr.

A day came when a law was finally promulgated declaring the blood accusation to be groundless, and the Jews breathed a sigh of relief when all further persecutions on account of alleged ritual murder were forbidden. Rabbi Loew now decided to take away the breath of life from the Golem, the figure of clay which his hands had once fashioned. He placed Joseph upon a bed and commanded his disciples once more to walk round the Golem seven times and repeat the words they had spoken when the figure was created, but this time in reverse order. When the seventh round was finished, the Golem was once more a lifeless piece of clay. They divested him of his clothes, and wrapping him in two old praying shawls, hid the clod of clay under a heap of old books in the rabbi’s garret.

Rabbi Loew afterwards related many incidents connected with the creation of the Golem. When he was on the point of blowing the breath of life into the nostrils of the figure of clay he had created, two spirits had appeared to him; that of Joseph the demon and that of Jonathan the demon. He chose the former, the spirit of Joseph, because he had already revealed himself as the protector of the rabbis of the Talmud, but he could not endow the figure of clay with the power of speech because the living spirit inhabiting the Golem was only a sort of animal vitality and not a soul. He possessed only small powers of discernment, being unable to grasp anything belonging to the domain of real intelligence and higher wisdom.

And yet, although the Golem was not possessed of a soul, one could not fail to notice that on the Sabbath there was something peculiar in his bearing, for his face bore a friendlier and more amiable expression than it did on weekdays. It was afterwards related that every Friday Rabbi Loew used to remove the tablet on which he had written the Ineffable Name from under the Golem’s tongue, as he was afraid lest the Sabbath should make the Golem immortal and men might be induced to worship him as an idol. The Golem had no inclinations, either good or bad. Whatever action he performed he did under compulsion and out of fear lest he should be turned again into dust and reduced to naught once more. Whatever was situated within ten ells above the ground or under it he could reach easily and nothing would stop him in the execution of anything that he had undertaken.

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  • Source: Angelo S. Rappoport, The Folklore of the Jews(London: Soncino Press, 1937), pp. 195-203. No copyright notice.
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Some great sites, List Courtesy of The Age of Transitions...

The Corbett Report great alternative news site featuring wonderful short videos

Red Ice Creations a beacon of sanity from Northern Europe

Smells Like Human Spirit quality podcast covering a wide range of topics

Old Thinker News great alternative news site with original articles

Mindful Construct a practical guide to waking up on your own terms

Investigating the Terror great research site focusing on terrorism and the politics and philosophy of fear

Pupaganda website of artist/activist Nathan Janes

ignorance is futile Global Technological Totalitarianism Survival

The AGI Manhattan Project a great source of info on “The Story of the Millenium”

genetic engineering and its dangers a massive resource of links from many sources

The Green Agenda powerful quotes and serious research showing that the idea of global warming is being used primarily as a scare tactic to get people in line with global political agendas

Cutting Through the Matrix website of researcher/ author Alan Watt

Real Solutions

Underground Wellness great information on nutrition and health

proXPN a Virtual Private Network (VPN) service to keep your online activity private. Use promo code TRESRA to receive a 20% discount on their premium service.

DuckDuckGo an alternative search engine

StartPage another alternative search engine (has an image search option similar to Google)

CV Dazzle people will recognize you from a mile away, but facial recognition won’t

Research Material (documents)

Converging Technologies for Improving Human Performance, NSF 2001 report This is the report that I detail in The Age of Transitions film. Everyone should take a look at this document.

The Age of Transitions, a piece written by Newt Gingrich in 2000.

Ethics of Human Enhancement, NSF 2009 a more recent report on “enhancing human performance” by the NSF.

National Nanotechnology Initiative, 2000 for ushering in “the Next Industrial Revolution”

Strat Trends 2006-2039, A report that envisions a world of chaos, disorder, and rapid technological advancements.

UNESCO, Its Purpose and Its Philosophy The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization preparatory document written by Julian Huxley. The sort of worldwide education that he advocated was pro-eugenics.

Royal Academy of Engineering report on Autonomous Systems, 2009 learn about how an automated highway could be built today, and that the only thing holding it back is regulatory/ legal constraints.

Harvard Science Review, Fall, 2008, Artificial Wombs: Delivering on Fertile Promises Learn about how artificial wombs are being developed, and that research is purposely kept unpublished so that it won’t arouse antagonism from the public

Postgenderism: Beyond the Gender Binary, a white paper from the IEET, a major transhumanist think-tank. The possibility of doing away with male and female specific genders is given serious consideration.

The Georgia Guidestones, this is a book published by the Elberton Granite Co, the company which built the infamous Gerogia Guidestones. This pdf is an amazing resource, and a must read for anyone who wishes to decode the mystery of the “American Stonehenge.”

Knowledge Files, a collection of classic books on esoteric subjects. Easy to download pdf versions of timeless classics.

Transfiguration: Parallels and compliments Between Mormonism and Transhumanism, A very interesting piece that bridges the apparent gap between science and religion.

Online Etymology Dictionary, Our world is described with language. Connect the dots by going back to the genesis of words.

Research Material (websites)

Cyberspace & Information Operations Study Center, The US Air Force’s “Air University.” A site with loads of information on “Influence Ops” i.e. PSYOPS.

INDECT, homepage for the EU’s project INDECT to aid in large-scale surveillance. The goal is to use narrow AI technology to aid in “threat detection”.

More Research Material (special documents that have been posted to TheAgeofTransitions.com)

INITIATIVE FOR ECO-92 EARTH CHARTER, document from the 1991 Iowa meeting mentioned in George Hunt’s video UNCED Earth Summit 1992 Thanks for this file go to Mr. Hunt.

The Wizard of Baca Grande, article written in 1990 by Daniel Wood, which was printed in West (a Canadian magazine). It is a long-form literary piece of journalism about Maurice and Hanne Strong. Thank you to Daniel Wood for providing a copy of his article.

Recommended Books

Propaganda, the book on the subject written by the self proclaimed father of public relations himself, Edward Bernays. Hint to the wise, note the words with which Bernays begins and ends the book.

The Technological Society, an amazing book by French sociologist Jacques Ellul. A refutation of the modern savior mythos surrounding technology. Reader beware, thanks to the popular opinion of various “experts” you may be equated with the Unabomber for reading this book.

Propaganda: The Formation of Men’s Attitudes, another valuable book by Ellul.

The Science of Life, written by triple authors H.G. Wells, (son) G.P. Wells, and Julian Huxley. It is a biological science book for about 1500 pages, and at the end it becomes a hardcore eugenics sales pitch. Some hard-hitting quotes are there for anyone interested in this dark subject.

The Open Conspiracy: What Are We To Do With Our Lives? very interesting piece about world revolution written by British intelligence asset, eugenicist, and sci-fi author HG Wells.

Physical Control of the Mind: Toward a Psychocivilized Society, an older book about Electronic Stimulation of the Brain (ESB). Author Jose Delgado writes about his experiments implanting electrodes in the brains of animals and humans.

Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era, by National Security advisor/technocrat Zbigniew Brzezinski. A book which revealed shocking and disturbing things about technological development in relation to social control. The topics in this book are avoided in mainstream discussion to this day.

Man into Superman: The Startling Potential of Human Evolution — And How To Be Part of It, very interesting early book on transhumanism written by a pioneer in the field of cryonics.

A Cosmist Manifesto: Practical Philosophy for the Posthuman Age, a more recent transhumanist piece written by AI and AGI researcher Ben Goertzel. This book presents many extreme transhumanist ideas.

The New Atlantis, powerful allegory pointing out the future goals of occult orders during the time of Francis Bacon.

The Republic, Plato’s grand vision for a society to be managed by a special social class referred to as the “guardians.”

Anglo-American Establishment, history of the Cecil Rhodes secret society/the Milner Group. Their mission was to bring the system of the British Empire to the entire world.

The Evolution of Civilizations, another great book by Carroll Quigley. History of ancient civilizations such as the Canaanites, Hittites, Minoans and others are discussed.

The First Global Revolution: A Report by the Club of Rome, first read Bernays, then read this book from the Club of Rome.

Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith, great book about the “revolutionary faith.” Amazing history of revolutionary movements especially in regard to secret societies and occult ideals.

The Secret Teachings of All Ages, Manly P Hall’s master work on occult subjects. If you have any interest in esoterica than you need this book.

The Lost Keys of Freemasonry / Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians / Masonic Orders of Fraternity, Please ignore Dan Brown, and instead read the works of Manly P Hall. This is an excellent set of three books rolled into one.

Alchemy & Mysticism, a wonderful book loaded with alchemical artwork. Both the text and images in this book are superb.

SAINT GERMAIN ON ALCHEMY for the Adept in the Aquarian Age, tons of occult tidbits are to be found by the critical reader who is able to read between the lines. The publishing company itself is a study all its own. The book’s passages on future technologies such as the “mind switch” are of particular interest today.

Animal Farm and 1984, legendary works of fiction by George Orwell.

Brave New World and Brave New World Revisited, Aldous Huxley’s classic fiction. It was fiction, right?