Ken Kesey, Lifetime Actor

In his premier novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ken Kesey portrayed a mental hospital that was controlled by an evil ‘Combine’, whose tentacles extended well beyond the hospital walls.  This ‘Combine’ was described using Masonic symbolism, as a society with a secret, hateful agenda to remold the world and to govern it as an empire of human drones and slaves.  Kesey’s novel powerfully depicted the psychologically destructive potential of psychiatric institutions and their tools, including electroshock therapy and prefrontal lobotomy, and portrayed those methods as weapons that were used by ‘The Combine’ to achieve their goals of control and dominance. The book seemed to be Continue reading

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A Pedophile Fantasy in the Rye

In a prior article available on this site, J.D. Salinger’s book The Catcher in the Rye was shown to contain a hidden symbolic level that depicted Holden Caulfield’s initiation into the Freemasons. The article also showed that Salinger described a kind of Freemasonry that did not shy away from violence to protect its secrets. Continue reading

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The Freemason in the Rye

J D Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye is a work with many mysteries attached to it: perhaps the least of which is that, though it is both incoherent and morally destructive, it has been forced-fed by America’s public school system to America’s adolescents for sixty years. A mystery more often cited by the public press, however, has been the book’s association with assassinations.

In fact, among the assassins purportedly in possession of Catcher in the Rye were three of the most famous in history. Mark David Chapman, after he had shot and killed John Lennon, calmly opened his copy of Catcher in the Rye and proceeded to read it before being apprehended. John Hinckley was also carrying the book while attempting to kill Ronald Reagan. It is alleged that Lee Harvey Oswald had a copy in his apartment and that it was one of his favorite books, though this is disputed. Continue reading

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Warning to Oysters: Beware the Walrus!

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For many in the ‘Baby Boomer’ generation, the Beatles were not just a fantastically popular band, but a symbolic representation of Continue reading

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The ‘angels’ of Revelation revealed!

Though my new work is entitled Shakespeare’s Secret Messiah and reveals an entirely new understanding of Shakespeare, it also shows the real meaning of Continue reading

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Sometimes We Need a Little Levity

A 2008 David Sipress cartoon that appeared in the New Yorker: Continue reading

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FINALLY – the long-awaited new book by Joseph Atwill!

We certainly appreciate all of your patience, waiting for Joe Atwill’s follow-up book. It’s been a long journey, but in the meantime, Dr. Jerry Russell came on board the Caesar’s Messiah team. You may remember that  Continue reading

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How I came to work on “Shakespeare’s Secret Messiah” by Jerry Russell

To some critics, Joe Atwill seems an unlikely person to be writing about the New Testament and Shakespeare, considering Continue reading

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Jerry Russell’s Rebuttal to Richard Carrier

Reply to Richard Carrier, November 23, 2013
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This review is from: Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus: Flavian Signature Edition (Paperback)

I am posting this five-star review in support of Joe Atwill and in opposition to the many vicious and personal attacks that have been posted on the Internet against him. Atwill’s most severe critics are atheists, humanists and freethinkers from the Christ Mythicist camp, such as Robert Price, Richard Carrier, and Tom Verenna, who (one might imagine) would be his natural allies. However: Continue reading

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Richard Carrier: The PhD That Drowned at Gadara

By Joseph Atwill

Richard Carrier has written a recent critique of Caesar’s Messiah that can be viewed at his website The article is a slanderous tantrum consisting of little more than child-like insults, analytic blunders and outright inaccuracies.

The story began several years ago when I contacted Carrier (PhD) because he was publically criticizing Caesar’s Messiah in an incoherent manner that clearly indicated he had not read the book. I wrote:

“Dear Mr. Carrier: Continue reading

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