PHOTOS: Rosicrucians in Toronto

November 28th, 2011 by Jay

Here are a few production stills taken while we shot the Guidestones web series in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They include a Rosicrucian church as well as a shoot inside the beautiful Metropolitan United Church.

Rosicrucian Church, Toronto | Guidestones Web Series

Rosicrucian Church, Toronto | Guidestones Web Series

Metropolitan United Church, Toronto | Guidestones Web Series

Metropolitan United Church, Toronto | Guidestones Web Series

Metropolitan United Church, Toronto | Guidestones Web Series

VIDEO: Guidestones Web Series Teaser, Decoding Sandy

November 25th, 2011 by Jay

We’re very excited for the fourth teaser trailer for the Guidestones web series, because it introduces one of the two main characters: Sandy (played by Supinder Wraich). Like Gloria, Sandy has clearly been impacted by what may be an international conspiracy, though she seems to know less than Gloria. How does she relate to Gloria or even Harold in this tangled web and to what degree do the Georgia Guidestones play a role? Sign up to our mailing list at the top of this page to help Sandy on her quest when the series launches!

VIDEO: Guidestones Web Series Teaser, Decoding Gloria

November 24th, 2011 by Jay

Here’s the third teaser trailer for the Guidestones web series, inviting you to decode this international conspiracy through a very mysterious figure: Gloria. Unlike Harold, Gloria seems to be entirely someone affected by this conspiracy, rather than participating in it. However, she has a dubious personality – maybe those who do not believe her have reason to distrust what she believes… Then again, perhaps its the Georgia Guidestones, R.C. Christian and a secret society or new world order that has conspired to silence her. The only way to find out is to sign up at the top of this page to receive the series when it launches!

BLOG: Population Control

November 22nd, 2011 by Jay

One of the most disquieting aspects of the Georgia Guidestones is the very first of the ‘commandments’: “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.” The concept of population control is not exclusive to the Guidestones, especially insofar as drawing a correlation with a balance with nature, but the 500 million is 1/16th of the present population that would have to… die.

Population Control | Guidestones Web Series

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Most commonly, this topic pertains to controlling future births, including debates about the use of contraceptives vis-a-vis Catholicism or government intervention, such as China’s one-child policy. But what option is there to reduce a population if it is seen as 7.5 billion people more than desired? And if so many people are to die, could it be a gradual process or would it necessarily have to be a single, sudden method? The commandments on the GA Guidestones are then advice not for those of us who currently see them, but those left after some cataclysmic event, since it is only once the population is below 500 million that anyone can ‘maintain’ the population of that size. Population levels were already approximately 4 billion in 1975 – over 5 years before the center cluster of the Guidestones were erected. The use of the word maintain clearly conveys that this message is not for those alive before a cataclysmic event.

Population Control | Guidestones Web Series

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Van Smith offers an interesting link between cataclysmic events, astronomy and structures such as the Guidestones:

Supposedly, B.F. Coggins, an extremely wealthy and powerful granite and real estate magnate in Elberton, Georgia, has in his company’s possession a Rosicrucian document describing the Georgia Guidestones monument as some sort of portal. The document admits that the monument contains hidden messages, but that only the enlightened will understand them. Moreover, the monument was designed for an activation event that will indicate the immediate threat of a global catastrophe so horrific that humanity will come close to losing all hope. The document reassures the survivors that they are loved and will be cared for. The tenor is such to evoke the impression that intercession will occur either supernaturally or by space aliens.

I deeply doubt the veracity of these claims, but if there is any possibility that they are true, the “activation event” can only mean that Polaris, the North Star, will drift out of the sighting hole drilled into the Gnomen stone. When I was last at the Guidestones this fall, Polaris was barely visible within the sighting hole.


This benevolent account of the Georgia Guidestones also closely follows Hopi legends of a similar construction that their ancestors built in order to track polar alignment to warn of the coming Day of Purification, a very similar catastrophe used as fodder for 2012 hysteria.

However, there is no reputable scientific evidence supporting the notion of an impending 2012 cataclysm. On the other hand, there are good reasons to believe that the Georgia Guidestones is an arrogant advertisement for the demented plans of a deranged but powerful cult to overthrow national governments and install a totalitarian global government.

If anything, 2012 hysteria will be used as a smokescreen for manmade chaos leading up to that event.

Astronomy-based events, or natural disasters more broadly, is but one theory to describe so catastrophic a drop in population. However, there is reason to consider for whom population control benefits and, apart from a general interest in nature, who could assume they would be one of the 500 million to survive and also contribute to the event that reduces the population. Van Smith uses this as the basis for his assertion that R.C. Christian is Ted Turner.

Population Control | Guidestones Web Series

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Smith highlights, among other evidence, Ted Turner’s interest in population control, which includes the following statement: “A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.”

To this end, Terry Melanson builds on this argument by adding Raymond Wiley’s observation that the monument’s language is reminiscent of “what I would define as late-1970s Ted Turner environmentalism. It’s got very much that kind of quality to it … and lots of mentions of nature, nature, nature.”

Melanson continues along this path, drawing connections with the Illuminati:

The edifice, its message and supposed author, bears the signature of a Rosicrucian, new age, elite environmental philanthropic ethos that reached its apogee in the 80s and early 90s – people like Ted Turner and Maurice Strong and the globalists in the Club of Rome and the Aspen Institute. Environmentalism, population control, impeding catastrophe, world government, allusions to esotericism or occult traditions – it is all there in the saga of the guidestones, just as it is with the new age elite-turned-globalist billionaires.


And traditionally, the “new world order” rhetoric of the elite has invariably been accompanied by the longing for some sort of “world government,” and disdain for patriotism and nationalism. It seems to have been coined in the 1860s by the founder of the Bahá’í Faith. According to Bahá’u’lláh, a genuine “New World Order” required the establishment of a World Government, World Parliament, World Code Of Law, World Tribunal, World Police Force, World Language, a permanent single currency, an international uniform tax, and unity of all the world’s religions under the umbrella of the Bahá’í Faith.

Yet, even with these theories in mind, we are still no closer in conceiving how the population will be so drastically reduced in size in order for this ‘new world order’ to exist. The topic, however, has no shortage of stabs in the dark made every day with regard to any number of natural disaster theories, biological contaminates, etc. We will look at some of these in future weeks.

PHOTOS: Return of the Georgia Guidestones

November 21st, 2011 by Jay

More production stills from our shoot at the Georgia Guidestones for the Guidestones web series. As always these photos come courtesy of Thom Smalley.

GA Guidestones, Supinder Wraich | Guidestones Web Series

Lead actress Supinder Wraich investigating one of the many translations of the Guidestones’ ‘commandments’.

GA Guidestones, Dan Fox, Supinder Wraich | Guidestones Web Series

Lead actors Dan Fox and Supinder Wraich in character as journalism students decoding the mystery of the Guidestones, aka the American Stonehenge.

GA Guidestones, Supinder Wraich, Dan Fox, Jay Ferguson | Guidestones Web Series

Filming the students’ filming.

GA Guidestones, Jay Ferguson, Dan Fox, Supinder Wraich | Guidestones Web Series

Director Jay Ferguson preparing the actors for the scene. Photo taken from a suspicious car keeping the shoot under surveillance…

BLOG: Rosicrucianism, R.C. Christian and the GA Guidestones

November 15th, 2011 by Jay

When deciphering the identity of R.C. Christian, the pseudonym of the ‘creator’ of the Georgia Guidestones, a popular consideration is that the name is an allusion to the Rosicrucian religious order. Related to Christianity, the Rosicrucians took the ‘Rosy Cross’ as their emblem, while the creator is named Christian Rosenkreuz – all possible configurations for the ‘R.C.’ in ‘R.C. Christian’. But what is Rosicrucianism and how might it relate to the Guidestones?

Rosicrucianism is the belief structure of a secret society (Rosicrucian Order) that was purportedly created by an alchemist named Christian Rosenkreuz in late medieval Germany. This society was signalled by the Rosy Cross, which is a cross with a white ross at its centre, which some believe predate Christianity. As a secret society thought to hold power, the Rosicrucians have been linked with both the Knights Templar before and the Freemasons after. They are an order of sages and alchemists of thought, amassing information key to their brand of enlightenment and eventually set to disseminate this to individuals clever enough to seek them out. This privileged information, however, would otherwise be concealed from the ‘average’ man, its secret understanding of the relationship between nature, the world and an astral spirituality could by its value not possibly be understood by all. Yet the order is also interested in the “Universal Reformation of Mankind”. How can these two conflicting points be reconciled – a secret society and an interested in reformation for mankind? Through drastic change that will be the event that sees this society come into visibility.

Rosicrucianism, as the cross symbolism potentially suggests, does not exist wholly apart from Christianity. Rather, it operates as a sect that is explicitly opposed to Catholicism and whose secret society and syncretic eye toward astrology and evolution certainly sets it apart from the beliefs of many modern day Christians. Two anonymous manifestos, not unlike the Georgia Guidestones pointing toward their author’s name as a pseudonym, were first published in Germany: Fama Fraternitatis RC (The Fame of the Brotherhood of RC) and Confessio Fraternitatis (The Confession of the Brotherhood of RC). Also like the Guidestones, these outline the interests of the society, but nonetheless maintain the secrecy of the Order. One key aspect that it is stated is the ultimate goal: “to prepare a new phase of the Christian religion to be used during the coming age now at hand, for as the world and man evolve so also must religion change”.

In the intervening time, many followers and interpreters of Rosicrucianism have developed, including the recent Rosicrucian Fellowship, which was formed as early 1909. One distinguishing aspect of the fellowship is its interest in altruism, which it contains in the harmony of the Rosicrucian spirit, which many tenets that have come to be associated with the Guidestones – population control, respect for nature – confirm. Their interpretation of Rosicrucianism also emphasizes twelve exalted Beings that are gathered around a rather important thirteenth Being: Christian Rosenkreuz. Rather than engaging in the astrologically intensive rebirth cycle that the Fellowship advises for its followers, these thirteen have the mission of preparing the entire whole world for the new Age. Rebirth and astrology are so closely linked, much in the way the Guidestones have specific holes to follow events in the sky. Furthermore, this is a connection between the natural, scientific world and a doctrine of how man is to live that is also conveyed through the Guidestones and their message.

The connection between the Guidestones and Rosicrucianism goes beyond the obvious allusion in the name R.C. Christian. I have mentioned some cursory comparisons – the doctrine overlapping with the messages on the Guidestones and the structure built to ‘monitor’ astrological events – but other researchers have made far more in-depth connections. Van Smith breaks down the statistics of the structure’s construction, noting that “the Gnomen Stone, the tall, thin central slab of the monument” has  proportions of 1:2:10, “which sum to be 13” – or R.C. Christian. His research also reveals that this number also signifies the “Hidden Hand” of the Rosicrucians as a whole.

Furthermore, Smith has heard rumour that B.F. Coggins, “an extremely wealthy and powerful granite and real estate magnate in Elberton, Georgia”, holds a Rosicrucian document describing the Georgia Guidestones “as some sort of portal.” It points to hidden messages in the monument “that only the enlightened will understand”. Finally, the document apparently suggests that the Guidestones were “designed for an activation event that will indicate the immediate threat of a global catastrophe so horrific that humanity will come close to losing all hope.” This event will be marked through the astronomical observation points and Smith hypothesizes that it will specifically occur when “Polaris, the North Star, will drift out of the sighting hole drilled into the Gnomen stone.” His reason to believe this is the gradual shift of the North Star out of clear sight through the hole. Rather than workmanship flaws or the slow settling of the monument into the ground, Smith believes this to be intentional, as an interview conducted with Wayne Mullenix, who sold R.C. Christian the land, revealed that “the foundation for the monument was spectacularly overbuilt, extending 20 feet in all directions away from the Georgia Guidestones and reaching all the way down to bedrock.” Misalignment, then, is not likely and a hole that is specifically stated as following the North Star, is now – coincidentally enough – starting to ‘lose’ the star. What chronological reason could there be for this?

In the popular Wired article, Randall Sullivan talks with Jay Weidner, a conspiracy theorist who the Rosicrucians have passed knowledge down for  generations about a solar cycle that “climaxes” every 13,000 years. This climax includes “outsize coronal mass ejections” that are believed to be disastrous for Earth. This conforms to the astronomical, natural and advisory interest of the Guidestones, but Weidner takes his analysis even further, believing that the Rosicrucians themselves are “orchestrating a ‘planetary chaos,'” and that a recent sign of this was the collapse of the US financial system, due to its subsequent affect on oil that will cause “mass riots, and ethnic wars worldwide”. He believes this culminates with December 21, 2012, where a process of population control will reach its highest destruction of man. For Weidner the Guidestones are not simply ways for which we should all live our lives, but more specifically “The Guidestones are there to instruct the survivors.”

Sullivan reported Weidner’s hypothesis to the only man who has met the R.C. Christian responsible for the Guidestones, banker Wyatt C. Martin. Upon hearing this grand plot, Martin shook his head, saying it’s “the sort of thing that makes me want to tell people everything I know.” Perhaps this is because Weidner has pursued a correct path beyond its conclusion into fantasy. Perhaps Weidner is wrong about all this. Perhaps, too, Martin simply does not realize the extent of R.C. Christian’s involvement, or rather the involvement of those he may represent.

Select images from Rosicrucian Library.

VIDEO: Guidestones Web Series Teaser, Decoding Harold

November 9th, 2011 by Jay

We’ve just received the second teaser trailer for the Guidestones web series, inviting you to decode this international conspiracy. Who is Harold? What is he implying about the Georgia Guidestones? Does this point to a larger conspiracy? Is Harold somehow related to the mysterious R.C. Christian, who created the GA Guidestones? Start theorizing now; who knows what clues lie in store for our uniquely interactive, transmedia mystery.