A large portion of CERN is found in a commune in eastern France called Saint-Genis-Pouilly. This commune was actually identified as two separate towns.[i] Before it was given the name Saint-Genis-Pouilly in 1887, the two towns were named Saint-Genix and Pouilly. Interestingly enough, Pouilly used to be a small Roman city by the name of Appolliacum.
Before dissecting the evidence surrounding the ancient city of Appolliacum, we should first delve into the history of Saint-Genis’ namesake. The origin of the name of the town of Saint-Genis can be traced back to an individual who is surrounded by legends and mystery. It is generally believed the name Saint-Genis came from Saint Genest (also known as Genesius of Rome), a legendary Christian martyr.[ii] The legend of Genesius of Rome states that Genesius, prior to his conversion, was once the leader of a theatrical troupe in Rome. In his plays, he would ridicule Christianity, especially certain rites. In one such performance, which was to be in front of an audience containing the Emperor Diocletian, Genesius was going to ridicule the sacrament of baptism.
The play began and Genesius took on his role of a person stricken ill. Two other actors asked him what was wrong and Genesius said he felt he had a weight on him that he wanted removed. Next, two different actors, dressed as a priest and an exorcist, entered. When the actors asked what he wanted to alleviate his sickness, Genesius expressed he wanted to be baptized. It was shortly after this point in the play when things became very real for Genesius. He broke the fantasy of the play, claimed to see actual angels, and asked to be baptized onstage for real. This completely outraged Diocletian. Genesius persisted in his newfound faith, even to the point of torture and death by beheading.[iii]
Today, Genesius is regarded as the patron saint of actors, lawyers, barristers, clowns, comedians, converts, dancers, epileptics, musicians, printers, stenographers, and torture victims. His feast day is August 25.[iv] Coincidentally, August 25 is the same day Paris was liberated by the allies in 1944.[v]
Though recognized as a legend, there is a kernel of truth behind the story of Genesius of Rome. The very real Genesius of Arles is often combined with the legend of Genesius of Rome. Genesius of Arles was a notary who was martyred by Maximianus in the year AD 303.[vi] He is the patron saint of notaries and secretaries, and his feast day is also August 25. It is said, while he was performing his secretarial duties, a decree of persecution against Christians was read out loud. Hearing this and becoming outraged, Genesius threw his tablets down to the magistrate’s feet and fled. He was then captured and executed.
Interestingly enough, the account of this mysterious individual does not end here. It is believed by scholars that Genesius of Arles is the same as the Spanish Saint Ginés de la Jara.
Statue of Saint Ginés de la Jara by ‘La Roldana
If true, this adds more depth to the story. The legend states that after Genesius of Arles was beheaded, he was buried in Arles, but angels transported his head to Cartagena.[vii] Another variation states that when Ginés was decapitated in France, he picked up his own head and threw it into the sea, which carried it to Murcia.[viii] These are thought as accounts to explain why stories of the same saint and the same cult are found in two different places. Also, the feast day of Saint Ginés de la Jara is August 25.
The cult of Saint Ginés is thought to originate from the cults of the Islamic jinn, the Roman genius, or even with an ancient Carthaginian site dedicated to Ba’al.[ix] In Islamic belief, the jinn are beings made of smokeless fire that come from Djinnestan, another universe beyond our own. From a Christian perspective, these jinn might be viewed as fallen Seraphim and extradimensional in nature.[x] The genius, in Roman mythology, is the “individual instance of a general divine nature that is present in every individual person, place, or thing.”[xi] Lastly, the false god Baal-hamon was the supreme god of the Carthaginians. Baal-hamon was generally identified with the Greek god Chronos, the Roman god Saturn, and the Semitic god Dagon.[xii] Interestingly enough, Baal and Dagon are both mentioned in the Bible frequently.[xiii]
The repetition of August 25 between the three representations of this mysterious individual certainly causes one to take note. The only common theme with this particular date seems to be, strangely enough, space exploration. On this date in 1981, the Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest approach to Saturn.[xiv] On August 25, 1989, the Voyager 2 spacecraft made its closest approach to Neptune. On August 25, 2012, the Voyager 1 officially left our solar system and became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space.[xv] This apparent connection between the heavens and this mysterious individual of many names may have more parallels when we look into the namesake of the second town, Pouilly.
Pouilly was a small Roman city that likely took its name from the Latin Appolliacum. It is believed it was given that name out of dedication to the god Apollon.[xvi] Apollon can be identified with the biblical Apollyon/Abaddon in the New Testament, the Greek god Apollo, and Nimrod of the Old Testament, who is sometimes known as “the man of many names.” Just like Genesius (who could be called “the saint of many names”), Nimrod was also reported as being decapitated in the extrabiblical book of Jasher.[xvii]
The connections between Nimrod, Apollo, and Abaddon/Apollyon have been thoroughly researched, but there are a few more interesting details not commonly discussed. Apollo was worshipped by the Romans as well as the Greeks. In Mauvières (Indre), a commune in central France, Apollo was equated with the Celtic god Atepomarus. These two characters were combined to create Apollo Atepomarus, which can be translated as “Great Horseman” or “possessing a great horse.”[xviii] In the Celtic belief, horses were closely related to the sun.[xix] The interesting thing to note is the connection between this idea of Apollo being associated with horses in France (where part of the LHC and CERN resides) and what the book of Revelation states about Abaddon:
And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men… And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.[xx]
Given these descriptions, is it possible CERN will have something to do with the opening of the bottomless pit described in Revelation 9? This is a possibility many researchers have looked into recently. We will come back to this possibility throughout this book and will look at it in depth in the last chapter. Before we do, we can look into other mythology and see more potential connections to CERN.
CERN in Mythology
Interestingly enough, the word “cern” can be found in ancient mythology. For example, in Dorset, England, there is the legend of the Cerne Abbas Giant, which is often associated with fertility.[xxi] In Celtic mythology, the god Cernunnos is depicted as having antlers (or horns).[xxii] He is also shown with torcs around his neck and hanging from his antlers. Cernunnos is sometimes recognized as the god of nature or fertility.[xxiii]
Baphomet, from Eliphas Levi’s Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie, 1854
Torcs are large, metal neck rings that were once associated with nobility and high social status.[xxiv]
The word “torc” comes from the Latin torque meaning “to twist.”[xxv] It comes from this word because of the twisted shape many of the rings have.[xxvi]
Because of the association with various creatures, Cernunnos is sometimes described by scholars as “lord of the animals” or “lord of the wild things.”[xxvii] In biblical terminology, this could be understood as “lord of the beasts.” Cernunnos is also sometimes recognized as associated with sailors, commerce, and material wealth.[xxviii] Some may recognize this as a possible connection with Revelation 18.[xxix]
Cernunnos has also been associated with Baphomet, an important deity in occultism.[xxx]
Baphomet is also synonymous with the symbol of the goat pentagram, also known as the “Sigil of Baphomet.”[xxxi]
The Sigil of Baphomet
The original goat pentagram first appeared in the book “La Clef de la Magie Noire” by French occultist Stanislas de Guaita, in 1897. This symbol would later become synonymous with Baphomet, and is commonly referred to as the Sabbatic Goat. Samael is a figure in Talmudic lore and Lilith, a female demon in Jewish mythology. The Hebrew letters at the five points of the pentagram spell out Leviathan, a mythic creature in Jewish lore. This symbol was later adapted by the Church of Satan in 1969 and officially named the Sigil of Baphomet.[xxxii]
The myth of Cernunnos is explained in further and more provocative detail in Italian witchcraft. Here, Cernunnos is known only as “Cern” and has a brother named Lupus. Cern is seen as the stag god while Lupus is seen as the wolf god. It is said on the day of the spring equinox, Lupus was hit by a bolt of lightning shaped like an arrow while hunting a deer. Lupus then died and, on the next morning, rose from the underworld as the sun. Cern learned of his brother’s death and became the “god of this world.” The only thing left behind from the death of Lupus was his wolf skin, which was found in the forest by another hunter. It turns out the pelt had the magical power to transform men into wolves. The first man to wear this wolf pelt became a priest of Lupercus and founded the society of the Luperci.[xxxiii]
We find a very interesting parallel to this story in the book of Jasher concerning Nimrod:
And Cush the son of Ham, the son of Noah, took a wife in those days in his old age, and she bare a son, and they called his name Nimrod, saying, At that time the sons of men again began to rebel and transgress against God, and the child grew up, and his father loved him exceedingly, for he was the son of his old age.
And the garments of skin which God made for Adam and his wife, when they went out of the garden, were given to Cush.
For after the death of Adam and his wife, the garments were given to Enoch, the son of Jared, and when Enoch was taken up to God, he gave them to Methuselah, his son.
And at the death of Methuselah, Noah took them and brought them to the ark, and they were with him until he went out of the ark.
And in their going out, Ham stole those garments from Noah his father, and he took them and hid them from his brothers.
And when Ham begat his first born Cush, he gave him the garments in secret, and they were with Cush many days.
And Cush also concealed them from his sons and brothers, and when Cush had begotten Nimrod, he gave him those garments through his love for him, and Nimrod grew up, and when he was twenty years old he put on those garments.
And Nimrod became strong when he put on the garments, and God gave him might and strength, and he was a mighty hunter in the earth, yea, he was a mighty hunter in the field, and he hunted the animals and he built altars, and he offered upon them the animals before the Lord. (Jasher 7:23–30)
Later we get the rest of the story:
And Nimrod dwelt in Shinar, and he reigned securely, and he fought with his enemies and he subdued them, and he prospered in all his battles.
And all nations and tongues heard of his fame, and they gathered themselves to him, and they bowed down to the earth, and they brought him offerings, and he became their lord and king, and they all dwelt with him in the city at Shinar, and Nimrod reigned in the earth over all the sons of Noah, and they were all under his power and counsel.
And all the earth was of one tongue and words of union, but Nimrod did not go in the ways of the Lord, and he was more wicked than all the men that were before him, from the days of the flood until those days. (Jasher 7:44–46)
We can see how Nimrod could be identified with Cern as the god of this world. In fact, Satan himself could be identified with Cern according to 2 Corinthians 4:4.[xxxiv] Nimrod may also be identified with the first person who put on Lupus’ pelts and became the priest of Lupercus. There are many ways to make connections and assign biblical identities to various myths surrounding Cern.
Statue of Destruction
Since its unveiling in 2004, CERN’s statue of the dancing Shiva has caused quite a bit of controversy among Christians, especially in recent years.
Statue of Shiva engaging in the Nataraja dance at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland
Many look at the mythology of Shiva and the Nataraja dance and question the true motives of CERN. Is this statue meant merely as a piece of art or, as some claim, a foretelling of future destruction?
The mythology behind this statue is certainly dramatic. Shiva is one of the main deities of Hinduism. He is part of the Trimurti, the Hindu trinity. Shiva is known as “The Destroyer” or “The Transformer” within the trinity.[xxxv] One depiction of Shiva is known as Nataraja, meaning “Lord of the Dance.”[xxxvi] This is the depiction that embodies the statue at CERN.
The Nataraja depiction shows Shiva as the cosmic dancer who performs a divine dance to destroy a weary universe. Shiva does this in order to make preparations for the god Brahma to start the creation process. The statue shows Shiva in the middle of a circle of flames with his left leg raised and balancing over the demonic dwarf Apasmara who represents ignorance.
Apasmara, in Hindu mythology, is a demon that cannot be killed. Hinduism teaches a balance between ignorance and knowledge, and to kill Apasmara would be to throw off the balance. This would mean knowledge would be attained without effort or hard work, thereby rendering it meaningless. Since Apasmara cannot be killed, Shiva uses his right foot to crush and subdue Apasmara during the Nataraja dance. It is believed that Shiva remains in the Nataraja form to forever subdue Apasmara.[xxxvii]
The statue of Shiva at CERN contains an inscription of a quote by physicist Fritjof Capra, which states:
Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics.
Shockingly, there is more to be read on the statue that claims Shiva as the most superior god of all religions. From the website of Fritjof Capra:
A special plaque next to the Shiva statue at CERN explains the significance of the metaphor of Shiva’s cosmic dance with several quotations from The Tao of Physics. Here is the text of the plaque:
“Ananda K. Coomaraswamy, seeing beyond the unsurpassed rhythm, beauty, power and grace of the Nataraja, once wrote of it ‘It is the clearest image of the activity of God which any art or religion can boast of.’”
More recently, Fritjof Capra explained that “modern physics has shown that the rhythm of creation and destruction is not only manifest in the turn of the seasons and in the birth and death of all living creatures, but is also the very essence of inorganic matter,” and that “for the modern physicists, then, Shiva’s dance is the dance of subatomic matter.”
It is indeed as Capra concluded:
Hundreds of years ago, Indian artists created visual images of dancing Shivas in a beautiful series of bronzes. In our time, physicists have used the most advanced technology to portray the patterns of the cosmic dance. The metaphor of the cosmic dance thus unifies ancient mythology, religious art and modern physics.[xxxviii]
Given the mythology behind the statue and the type of scientific pioneering CERN represents, it has caused many to wonder if there is a deeper meaning. Some have even gone as far as to claim Apasmara represents the church or the true God, Shiva represents Satan, the circle of flame represents a spiritual portal, and Shiva represents Satan traveling though the portal to destroy the church, subdue God, and take over the world. There are those who believe CERN and the LHC will be instrumental in this process.
LOGO OF THE BEAST
Just as with the statue of Shiva, the logo of CERN has caused an equal amount of controversy.
CERN’s Official Logo
If turned upside down, the CERN logo resembles three sixes, which some claim is a clear sign of the biblical mark of the beast from the book of Revelation.
Three Sixes (signified in black) in CERN’s Logo
This also resembles a hand gesture that is thought to signify the three sixes of the mark of the beast.
Hand Gesture showing 666
Most times, this hand gesture is shown over an individual’s right eye, signifying the “all-seeing eye” of the Illuminati and Freemasonry.[xxxix] There are some who interpret the CERN acronym in the middle of the three sixes as representing this occultic eye… and that something really is watching from beyond…