The Wall Street Movement What’s Really Behind It

By Elihu Brown


I had been hearing the rumors for decades. When the planes flew into the twin towers, I wasnt surprised, and yet, I stared at the TV in horror and disbelief. It was hard to believe what I was seeing. It was as if someone was playing a cruel joke; a sick social experiment, manipulating the public by use of modern technology to distort and alter digital images and inducing panic, similar to, and a modern day version of, Orson Welles War of Worlds. But this was no joke. It was not a hoax. It was real. These buildings, almost sacred monuments, smoking, on fire and still standing at the time, were real, real people were trapped inside of them. And this was happening live, in real time, right in front of my eyes, in the eyes of millions of others, and it was happening in New York City! In America! I knew then that that everything Id been hearing and reading about for so long was true. I knew that this atrocity would mark the beginning, the beginning of the end of this system of things as we know it. And we were going to see a whole lot more before it was all over.

I expected to see more of this same type of terrorism in the days and months to follow but that would not happen. Ten years would go by and no major acts of foreign terrorism would take place on American soil. Instead, our attentions would be diverted and our appetites for revenge, somewhat appeased when war was declared on Iraq. The war would last over ten years and, all the while, a far more insidious and systematic form of terrorism would be taking place just under our awareness. Beginning with Enron, American banks, corporations, Wall Street brokers and CEOs, would embark on, what would amount to, an all out assault against unsuspecting investors, taxpayers and workers in a brutal and shameless campaign of greed and deception for profit. 2.6 million manufacturing jobs would be sent overseas and 8 million full-time jobs would be lost altogether. There would be a boom in the housing industry not seen since the end of world war two and many on Wall Street would become millionaires hedging their bets against sub prime securities. The growing bubble would burst and nearly 4 million homeowners would lose their homes to foreclosure and 5 million more would face foreclosure, being 90 days or more behind on their mortgages. Income disparity between the rich and poor would continue to widen. Lower and middle income workers would see an increase of 16 and 25 percent in their wages, respectively, over a thirty year period, while the top one percent would see an increase of 281 percent in income over the same period. In 2007, CEOs made 344 dollars to every one dollar made by American factory workers. Even the median income disparity between Members of Congress and the people they serve grew disproportionately. Between 1984 and 2009 the median income of members of congress rose 21/2 times from $280,000 to $725,000, while the median wealth for families declined, from $20,600 to $20,500. American corporations would report record profits during the decade and spend more on lobbying interests than they would in taxes. Because of loose regulations on Wall Street; billions of dollars would be lost in pension fund investments and insider trading laws would not apply to members of Congress. Rescued banks would sit on trillions of taxpayer bailout money, refusing at the same time to approve loans for small businesss and individuals to help jumpstart a devastated economy. And none of those guilty of unethical and/or unscrupulous practices on Wall Street would be jailed or fined.

Meanwhile, the war in Iraq would prove just as costly, especially in light of the fact that the American public had been duped into believing that the country was harboring weapons of mass destruction, the premise the government would use to wage war against the country. In all, it is estimated that up to 100,000 people lost their lives. Countless others were permanently injured or disabled. Almost one trillion dollars would be spent to fund the war. And, making matters even more distasteful is the fact that no weapons of mass destruction were ever found in Iraq. The American public had been lied to. The United States went to war against a country that posed no threat to its national security. The war was invented, it turns out, a convenient excuse for corporate capitalists to go there and make profit, a very costly price to pay on the war against terror. By the end of the decade America had indeed been terrorized and lie on the brink of economic ruin.


The Evolution of Consciousness

There is an interesting book called The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind, by Dr. Julian Jaynes, a Princeton Professor. In the book, Dr. Jaynes, postulates that there was a time, around 3,000 years ago, when man was not a fully conscious being. Guided primarily by the right hemisphere of his brain, he had a bicameral mind, and was thus prone to hearing voices and having visual hallucinations. These he would perceive as commands and attribute them to the gods, to an authority outside of himself. Although highly intelligent, capable of building cities, monuments and temples to his gods, primitive man was instinctual, without reason and functioned much like the animals around him. He was aware only of the present. He did not have the ability to introspect, or to think in terms of the past and future. He was an automaton, amoral, and prone to follow and obey authority without question. He was not yet fully conscious. The breakdown of his bicameral state would be the result of his having to form new ways of solving problems to meet the increasing demands of a world growing in complexity. His growing in consciousness and becoming a fully conscious human being therefore, would happen over a gradual period of time and, according to Jaynes, quite by accident.

However correct Jaynes theory may be, it would be a mistake to assume that it would apply to all of the population at that time. What is not acknowledged is the importance of the Mystery School. Every pagan nation had not only its state religion, but another into which only an elect few gained entrance. In all cities of the ancient world were temples for public worship and offering. In every community also were philosophers and mystics, deeply versed in natures lore. These individuals usually came together and formed seclusive philosophic and religious schools. These were called the Mysteries. After being admitted, the initiate would have access to instruction that had been preserved for ages. And so it was that the philosophic-religious doctrines of the pagans were divided to meet the needs of these two fundamental groups of human intellect- one philosophic and conscious, the other bicameral and incapable of appreciating the deeper mysteries of life. To the discerning few were revealed the esoteric, or the hidden meaning behind the things seen, while the somnambulant multitude received only the literal, or exoteric interpretations. Again, because of bicameral mans inability to grasp abstract principles such as love, compassion, and empathy, he was given direct commands such as the Ten Commandments to help regulate his conduct and behavior. In order to make simple the great truths of Nature and the abstract principles of natural law, the vital forces of the universe were personified, becoming gods and goddesses. While the ignorant masses brought their offerings of sacrifice and lie prostrate in worship before the altars of Priapus and Pan (deities representing the procreative energies) the initiate, however, recognized these statues, not as gods or goddesses, but as symbols of greater abstract truths.

Guardians of the Mystery

Jaynes, attributes the eventual breakdown of bicameralism and the loosening of auditory influence and visual hallucinations, to several factors but mostly to the written word and the use of metaphor therein. He says,

once the word of god was silent, written on dumb clay tablets or incised into speechless stone, the gods commands or the kings directives could be turned to or avoided by ones own efforts in a way that auditory hallucinations never could be. The word of god had a controllable location rather than a ubiquitous power with immediate obedience.

Bicameral man would, over time and one by one, become conscious. The Ancient Adept, however, already was so, and had been for ages. Jaynes gives credit to Solon, the Greek philosopher who lived during the sixth century B.C.E, as being one of the first from the ancient world to display the traits of being fully conscious. Ironically, Solon also happens to be the founder of a mystery school and has been largely credited with the phrase Man know thyself, which hung over the entrances of many of the ancient mystery schools of the era. But long before Solon, all the way back to ancient Egypt, the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and before, the Mysteries and conscious men existed. In his book, The Secret Teachings of all Ages, Manly P. Hall, a 32nd degree, Mason, says,

Although the Mystery schools are usually associated with civilization, there is evidence that the most uncivilized peoples of prehistoric times had a knowledge of them. Natives of distant islands, many in the lowest forms of savagery, have mystic rituals and secret practices which, although primitive, are of a decided Masonic tinge.

As there have always been rulers and a ruling class, both wise and unwise, so too, there have been the Mysteries, and the teachings of which, have been used for both good and evil. From the mystery schools of antiquity all the way down to the elect few inside the secret societies of today, the Adept, the Priestly Class, have always been, and still are, the guiding influence behind the thrones of all nations, throughout all time. During an age when the majority of mankind slept in darkness, superstition and ignorance, the secret knowledge was the single and only light, and the chief causal agent that would guide and assist primitive man on his slow and arduous trek of evolution; from his lost estate to the regeneration of his soul and the reawakening of the spiritual powers within himself. Until then, the Adept, would serve as guardians of the sacred pronouncements until the appointed time, when bicameral man had sufficiently grown and was able to become fully conscious on a massive scale. Plato, an initiate of one of these secret orders, was severely criticized because in his writings he revealed to the public many of the secret philosophic principles of the Mysteries. But it was with the coming of Jesus, who, it is believed, studied with the Essenes, that would signal the appointed time to reveal and no longer keep hidden the Sacred Secret, namely that the kingdom of God was near, and was in fact, within or in the midst of the individual. Jesus was making aware, the people, of their own divinity. They were not powerless, insignificant cattle. His coming would also signal the end of bicameralism and the awakening of consciousness en masse. In opposition to Jesus were the priests in positions of influence and power and who were perverting the sacred teachings for personal and political gain. In order to hold on to that power and keep control of the masses they would eventually have him killed. Without this light, the multitude would again fall back and be herded as sheep-like followers. Centuries of darkness and servitude would ensue. But the mustard seed had been planted. Consciousness had taken root and would continue to grow.


About the Author: Elihu Brown is an author based in Akron, Ohio.To meet the guidelines of the publisher key points have been edited from this article. To read the essay in its entirety, Visit us at;


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