"Weaving Spiders, Come Not Here" - What Is This Bohemian Grove?
By J. Mark Soveign
"Weaving spiders, come not here;
Hence, you longlegged spinners, hence!
Beetles black approach not near;
Worm nor snail, do no offence."
- William Shakespeare
A quote from the 1st Fairy in A Midsummer NightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Dream, act 2, scene. 2. A charm to protect the sleeping Titania from tiny creatures common in England, all harmless, though once thought to be venomous.
San FranciscoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Bohemian Club was founded by newspaper men, artists and dramatists back in 1872. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Weaving Spiders Come Not HereÃ¢â‚¬Â is the offical Bohemian Club motto, meant to suggest that no deals are to be cut at their two week long Bohemian Grove summer fest. The Bohemian Grove is a 2,700-acre virgin redwood grove in Northern California, 75 miles north of San Francisco. Herbert Hoover called the Bohemian GroveÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s summer encampment Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Greatest MenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Party on EarthÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Not long after the Club's establishment by newspaper journalists, it was commandeered by prominent San Francisco-based businessmen, who provided the financial resources necessary to acquire further land and facilities at the Grove. They still retained the "bohemians" however Ã¢â‚¬â€ the artists and musicians Ã¢â‚¬â€ who continued to entertain international members and guests.
The primary activities taking place at the Grove are varied and expensive entertainment, such as an elaborate Grove Play and musical comedies where female roles are played by men in drag. The majority of common facilities are entertainment venues, interspersed among the giant redwoods. Conspiracy buffs regard Bohemian Grove as the occult playground of the global elite. A place where plans connected to the ratification of the New World Order are hatched. German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt wrote of his fondness for the Grove ceremonies in his Biography "Men and Power".
Odd Ball Behavior From The Rich And Powerful
The Cremation of Care ritual is over one hundred years old and is always the first order of business when these men of industry, government, and military gather each year in July. At sundown on the first Saturday of their encampment they enact a bizarre short scripted play in which they burn an effigy of "Dull Care" at the altar of the stone owl. Their rationale is that they carry the cares of the world on their back and they need a symbolic ritual in order to rid themselves of it in order to enjoy their holiday. Beginning n 1980, conspiracy theorists around the world have brought this to the attention of thew world. Grove employees in interviews have gone on record to reveal that as well as containing lots of Satanic themed imagery, the Grove is very Pagan in nature.
According to inside reports multiple "effigies" for use in the Cremation of Care Ceremony are employed in the ceremonies. In addition to the one at the altar of Molech the stone owl, there is a body that they drive in on a hearse, and one that is rowed across the lake by the grim reaper. The Bohemian Grove Action Network has periodically held demonstrations at the grove. The point of the protests has been "to let the American public know that what they've learned in civics isn't the full story on how decision-making . . . is made in this country."
It is believed that Dick Cheney was picked as the running mate of George W. Bush while attending the events at Bohemina Grove during the summer solstice on 2000. With its combination of wealth and power, Bohemian Grove's secrecy has been a target for protest for many years. The Bohemian Grove Action Network of Occidental, California organizes protests and has aided journalists who wish to penetrate the secrecy surrounding the encampment. Over the years, individuals have infiltrated the Grove then later published video and claimed accounts of the activities at Bohemian Grove.
Radio Talk Show Host and Documentary Filmmaker Alex Jones infiltrated the grove in order to bear witness the "Cremation of Care" ceremony. Jones disguised as a "Grover" claimes to have spent four hours inside the compound. Using digital video cameras, he observed and documented what appears to be truly bizarre, cult-like behavior and hand-raising worship ritual at the giant stone owl. He taped extensive footage of occult rituals conducted by dozens of robe clad "priests" with hoods the color and shape similar to Klu Klux Klan robes.
What does the owl symbolize? The demon goddess Lilith is represented throughout history as an owl. The owl is a nocturnal bird of prey with strong talons. The owl has been associated with wisdom, books, occult knowledge, shamanism and other spiritual matters. The owl is a bird of the night, so an association with the moon is also suggested. They have short tail feathers and are silent in flight, stealth like. They seem curious about things but are happy to sit and wait until the time is right to obtain their goals. Some say that a study of the demon goddess of Lilith will reveal the dark secrets behind the owl of Bohemian grove.
President Bill Clinton was once purported to say to a heckler in a crowd: "The Bohemian club! Did you say Bohemian club? That's where all those rich Republicans go up and stand naked against redwood trees right? I've never been to the Bohemian club but you oughta go. It'd be good for you. You'd get some fresh air."
View this vintage video of some network news coverage of Bohemian Grove circa 1981: