For centuries, May Day has been a chief holiday for the peoples of Europe. While numerous groups claim May 1st as their holy day, I highlight three: the communists, the Illuminati, and the pagans. It is about these controversial segments of society that I wish to speak, highlighting the significance and origins of their shared holiday.
Before delving into details, I present an overview of this holiday as it relates to our three groups.
1. The holiest day on the communist calendar is May 1st, known as May Day or International Workers’ Day. May Day was selected by the communists as a day to animate the proletariat, or working class, to labor for the world revolution. The impetus for this holiday was the violent Haymarket Riot in Chicago in 1886. May Day is still an incredibly influential holiday with unmistakable communist overtones.
2. May Day is also the day the Order of Illuminati was founded in Bavaria in 1776. Adam Weishaupt deliberately founded this secret society on this day because of its occult significance. The Illuminati, in conjunction with sects of Freemasonry and Jewish revolutionary groups, formed an amalgam of evil that eventually spawned the communist movement in 1848. Communists celebrate May Day as their founding day not by happenstance, but precisely because it was the day the Illuminati Order was founded.
3. Additionally, May Day, more properly known as Beltane, is an ancient pagan holiday celebrated throughout Europe for centuries and still commemorated to this day. To pagans, it was the day that marked the return of the spring after the winter season. As such, Beltane was perhaps the most significant of the eight pagan Sabbats.
In their book Celebrate the Earth: A Year of Holidays in the Pagan Tradition, Laurie Cabot and Jean Mills – two avowed Witches – describe May Day thus:
“The word Beltane simply means “fire of Bel.” Bel is the “bright or shining one.” The Romans called him Belanos, but his roots can also be linked to Baal from Asia, which means “god.” In modern Irish, Beltane means May. In his honor, on the eve of May first, the ancient Celts set two large fires. . . .
“On Beltane, Witches celebrate the great fruitfulness of the Earth. In our rite we light a Beltane fire symbolically in a cauldron, using the sacred woods just as our ancestors did . . . In ritual we celebrate the union between the Great Mother and her young Horned God. Their coupling brings fresh new life on Earth, which we each experience in the exuberance of Spring.
“Beltane is the season to “go a-maying.” May, the fifth month in numerology, is a month of sensuality and sexual revitalization . . . On this day, couples may decide to live together for a year and a day to see if they can find a rich and loving life. After a year and a day they may decide to part company. This concept of “marriage” is an acceptable idea to the Craft” (Cabot and Mills, Celebrate the Earth, 141-142).
Joyce and River Higginbotham, two practicing pagans, wrote an interesting book titled Paganism: An Introduction to Earth-Centered Religions. Inside, they discussed the various pagan Sabbats. This is what they noted about Beltane:
“Beltane (pronounced BELL-tain or bay-ALL-tin), also known as May Day, occurs on May 1, halfway between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. This is an exuberant holiday that celebrates sexuality, fertility, and the unfolding of spring. It is a time when the divine male and female energies come together in a union whose fruits are ourselves, our crops, and livestock. The month of May was set aside to honor this “divine marriage.” . . . .
“A well-known Beltane celebration is the Maypole dance. A pole, traditionally cut from a fir tree by young men, is topped with red and white streamers and a crown of flowers and placed into the ground. The pole, of course, is a phallic symbol, which represents the male aspects of divinity, and the streamers represent male fertility. The streamers are taken by two circles of dancers, one circle of which dances clockwise (or deosil) to represent the forces of life. The other circle dances counterclockwise (or widdershins) to represent the forces of death. Typically, one circle consists of young men and the other young women. As the dancers weave the streams in and out, they weave together the forces of life and death.
“Other celebrations of Beltane include wearing wreaths or crowns of flowers, the crowning of a May Queen, and the lighting of bonfires” (Joyce and River Higgenbotham, Paganism, 21).
These two sets of self-proclaimed pagan authors tell a similar tale. May 1st, Beltane, is an ancient pagan holiday designed to commemorate the god Bel, or, as is usually said, to commemorate the union of the divine male and female energies/deities. On the male side, the Horned God is venerated and, on the female side, Mother Earth, also called Gaia by other earth-worship cults, is worshiped.
In more practical terms, Beltane is the day chosen to mark the return of spring after its long winter hiatus. It was a time when the crop would be planted and the earth bloom into life. When you recall the pastoral, agricultural nature of ancient European societies, particularly the Celts, it makes sense why May Day would be a most sacred day.
This pagan holiday was celebrated in many ways. Sexual excess and immorality is a hallmark of Beltane, as the authors cited admit. Even the Maypole, to many pagans, represents the phallus. Ancient pagans worshiped the phallus, erected obelisks in representation of the phallus, and make it an integral part of their worship. From the Jewish Kabbalah to Egyptian occultism to Hinduism to European paganism, the phallus is a pagan religious symbol. Combined with the female counterpart (often symbolized by the wreath straddling the Maypole), this union represented the epitome of life, fertility, and spirituality to pagans.
There is also a more obscure tradition wherein Maypoles are seen as conduits from the spirit world to the earth. Through these poles, spirits – more correctly, demons – could be released into the world. The dancers themselves are sometimes seen as the conduits for these spirit entities. The takeaway is that Beltane was and is one of the holiest of all the pagan holy days, a time to worship the pagan deities.
May Day is also a significant date to professed Satanists. For instance, the Church of Satan was founded in San Francisco on Walpurgisnacht 1966 by the Jew Anton LaVey. Walpurgisnacht is an occult festival which begins on the night of April 30 and ends May 1. Of this night, lover of Anton LaVey and a high priestess in his church, said:
“So each of us has his or her assigned roles, shifting kaleidoscopically, as we progress through our lives . . . listen well to those demons within and never falter. It’s all part of the Devil’s game. On this night of wickedness and remembrance, may you continue to conjure forth as much satisfaction and indulgence in your role as I do in mine.”
In short, May Day’s origin is in the worship of the pagan god Bel. It has been a favorite holy day for Witches, pagans, and Satanists alike. It is a day of perversion and Satanic rituals, and a time of invoking dark forces from the netherworld. While most people innocently hand out flowers or dance around Maypoles, the high adepts of modern Satanism know the real meaning of this all-important pagan Sabbat.
Another organization that understood the significance of May Day was the Illuminati. As noted, May 1, 1776 was the founding date of the Order of Illuminati. Established by the Jewish ex-Jesuit Adam Weishaupt in Bavaria, the Illuminati’s goal was to subjugate the world under its iron grip and to institute a global occult theocracy. May Day 1776 was, therefore, a Satanic declaration of war against mankind.
While a professor of canon law at Ingolstadt University, Weishaupt studied heavily in occultism. He “interrogated the Cabala” and all branches of pagan thought (John Robison, Proofs of a Conspiracy, 80). There seems little doubt that he became a committed convert of these evil philosophies. He founded the Illuminati in part to spread these “doctrines of devils” (1 Timothy 4:1).
Author J.R. Ledkins described the Illuminati’s goals in these words:
“The latter day manifestation of the secret combination, the whore of all the earth, the beast, the church of the devil, or whatever name is used, is in fact the Illuminati. . . .
“The objective of the Illuminati is to establish a one world government with Lucifer as its prince. Members of the Illuminati have literally sworn an oath to dethrone the Christ and to replace Christianity with pure Satanism. . . .
“The leaders of the Illuminati . . . are a small but very powerful group of international bankers. They have induced others into their order to include educationalists, economists, etc. These men have accepted the Luciferian doctrine of Adam Weishaupt” (Ledkins, Wherefore the Lord Commandeth You, 15, 41).
While there have been many groups that have sought to conquer the world or to spread Satanic doctrines, the Illuminati had a well-devised plan and organizational structure to accomplish this end. One of the leading experts on the Illuminati is Henry Makow. In his book, Illuminati: The Cult that Hijacked the World, Makow wrote:
“Deception is Satan’s way. The Illuminati literally are his servants. . . .
“The New World Order is an attempt to overthrow God and replace Him with Satan. It says black is white, evil is good. It creates a bogus reality designed to serve the few and enslave the many” (Makow, Illuminati, 17, 23).
Today, the vast majority of so-called “experts” acknowledges the existence of the Illuminati, but claims that it was purged out of existence in the 1780s by the Bavarian government. In truth, the Illuminati – by the time the purges began – had thousands of agents spread throughout Europe and the United States operating under a myriad of disguises. As Henry Makow said, the Devil’s modus operandi is deception. His followers use deception and concealment at every turn and do most of their work through front movements.
In his worthy book The New World Order, author A. Ralph Epperson observed:
“[T]his conspiracy has, in the main, acted under the cover of concealment. They do not announce their plans before they occur. And they certainly do not announce their involvement after the planned event has occurred.
“Professor Adam Weishaupt boastfully stated that his organization would remain concealed from the eyes of the public. He wrote:
““The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation.”
“He even told the world, in his writings, where he would conceal the Order:
““None is fitter than the three lower degrees of Free Masonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it.”” (Epperson, The New World Order, 105-106).
An early witness of the spread of this Satanic secret society is none other than George Washington. In an October 24, 1798 letter to G.W. Snyder, the Father of Our Country, wrote:
“It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Iluminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary, no one is more fully satisfied of this fact than I am.
“The idea I meant to convey, was, that I did not believe that the Lodges of Free Masons in this Country had, as Societies, endeavoured to propagate the diabolical tenets of the first, or the pernicious principles of the latter (if they are susceptible of seperation). That Individuals of them may have done it, and that the founder, or instrument employed to found, the Democratic Societies in the United States, may have had these objects—and actually had a seperation of the People from their Government in view, is too evident to be questioned.”
Indeed, it is “too evident to be questioned” that the Illuminati has propagated its doctrines in the United States and that it has done so partially under the guise of Freemasonry. This was clear to General Washington, and it ought to be even clearer to those of us with valuable historical hindsight. If anyone ever calls you a “conspiracy theorist” for believing that the Illuminati not only did not die in the Bavarian purges, but that it spread to the United States and is attempting to destroy our government, know that you are in good company.
Yes, the Order of Illuminati – a Satanic conspiracy bent on world domination through surrogate groups – was founded on May Day 1776. The fact that the pagan holy day Beltane was chosen by Weishaupt as the day in which to launch his conspiracy is no accident. It is fitting that the Illuminati, the Church of Satan, Witches, and pagans of all stripes all share a common holiday.
When I lived in Russia as a missionary from 2006-2008, I saw parades, festivities, banners, and flags commemorating the all-important communist event known as May Day, or International Workers’ Day. This date is the time when the “workers of the world unite,” to steal a phrase from Karl Marx’s dreadful Communist Manifesto. International Workers’ Day was first celebrated on May 1, 1889. It was in commemoration of four workers who died in a riot in Chicago on May 4, 1886. And perhaps it is worthy of note that Karl Marx’s birthday is May 5.
The Haymarket Riot, as it is known, was fomented by a group of disaffected workers. As most communist rallies do, violence soon reared its ugly head. When a rioter threw a bomb at police, police opened fire, killing four protesters. Seven policemen were also killed in the melee. Seven rioters were subsequently tried and executed for their involvement. This all-around tragic affair was used as a rallying point for the “labor” movement – a movement initiated by communists – across the globe.
Today, the violence associated with International Workers’ Day continues. On this very day in 2018 communists and their allies broke windows, threw firebombs, vandalized property, and caused chaos from Paris, France to Portland, Oregon. In London, protesters marched with portraits of Stalin. Everywhere May Day is celebrated by the “workers of the world,” communism and its symbols are sure to be found lurking nearby.
It is not a coincidence that the communists chose May 1 as their holy day. It is a little-discussed truth that communism was spawned by the Order of Illuminati. Many early communists called themselves Spartacists, conjuring the image of Adam Weishaupt whose secret code name within the Illuminati was Spartacus.
The conspiracy that eventually morphed into communism was an amalgam of the Order of Illuminati, certain sects of Freemasonry, and various Jewish revolutionary groups. Together, this cabal professed a communistic dogma – an ideology that has remarkable continuity throughout the ages among Satanic secret societies. May Day being their holy day, it is no surprise that communists would commemorate this day.
President J. Reuben Clark, Jr., a brilliant constitutionalist, a man who held many high-level positions within the U.S. government, and a respected religious leader, said this about communism in 1959:
“[W]e have the man [Soviet dictator Nikita Khrushchev] described by President McKay and commented upon so well, who in effect is the directing head of this whole great body of paganism in their ideology and in their non-belief in God. I think this is the first time in all history when God’s people have been faced with an organized paganism more or less guided and directed by one who denies God and says he is unconvertible from his atheism. . . .
“We get the impression that he has in mind that his Marxian ideology, and his atheism, shall gain control somehow and make of all of us the followers of his doctrines. . . .
“Now, let us have no illusions about this, brethren and sisters. The plan is really one of exterminating God and Christianity. . . .
“We do not have now a united front to this united paganism. We are still torn and divided among many sects. But the problem we face, if the plans of the Marxian paganism are carried out, is our extermination. . . .
“I cannot bring too strongly that here in the last days, paganism is under one head, and that head is guided by Satan himself” (President J. Reuben Clark, Jr., Conference Report, October, 1959, 45-46).
Communism, though it officially professes atheism, is pure Satanism. It is “organized paganism.” This “Marxian paganism” has as its chief goal the “exterminating God and Christianity” and bringing the world under its totalitarian control.
It is a fallacy of history to claim that the communist leaders were atheists. As I documented in my book A Century of Red, and again in my upcoming, about-to-be-released book Red Gadiantons: What the Prophets Have Taught about the Communist Secret Combination that Threatens Mankind, Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Joseph Stalin, and other major Bolshevik kingpins were Satanists. In his phenomenal book Marx & Satan, Richard Wurmbrand also documented evidence for the Satanic connection between communism and the Father of Lies. In perhaps the most important statement of his book, he wrote:
“It is essential at this point to state emphatically that Marx and his comrades, while anti-God, were not atheists, as present-day Marxists claim to be. That is, while they openly denounced and reviled God, they hated a God in whom they believed. They challenged not His existence, but His supremacy” (Wurmbrand, Marx & Satan, 29).
Like their Illuminati forefathers, communists are the modern high priests of Lucifer’s counterfeit religion. They are the false prophets of the world’s paganism – a paganism that is relatively united under their control. Like the Illuminati, communism operates through fronts such as the feminist, LGBT, environmental, Civil Rights, and “Islamic” terrorist movements. Again, I document these fronts in some detail in my two books A Century of Red and the upcoming Red Gadiantons.
At the end of the day, I don’t care if a person celebrates May Day. However, I want everyone to be aware of May Day’s origins. To recap what we have covered, the ancient origin of this celebration is in the Beltane festivities. Beltane is the holiest day of the year for many pagans, a time when the male and female gods unite and the light half of the year begins with its rush of fertility and harvest. It is a day when the veil thins and the unseen world is near. Yes, Satanists, Witches, and pagans of all types venerate this momentous Sabbat. May Day was also when the Illuminati conspirators founded their movement and declared unrelenting war against the throne of Christ. And, finally, it is a day that modern communists – heirs of the Illuminati tradition – have chosen to galvanize the working class in their Satanic assault on God and all that is good in society.
If these pagans gets their way, Christianity will be repressed, our Freedom will vanish like dew before the sun, and a Luciferian theocracy will be imposed by a global government governed by Marxian pagans. These gangsters use every opportunity to promote their wicked cause. May Day, while seemingly innocent with its bright flowers and colorful Maypole, is really an unholy Sabbat in the occult tradition. By all means, celebrate it with your family and friends, hand out flowers to neighbors, and enjoy your vacation if you live in a country that officially commemorates May Day. But know and never forget the pagan origins of Beltane, or May Day, and the violent beginnings of International Workers’ Day, the holiest day on the communist calendar. Happy May Day.
May 1, 2018.