The Shinar Directive – Part 6

The Shinar Directive – Part 6

Secrets of The Brick Layers

By Michael K. Lake, Th.D.

ShinarDirectivesmallIn researching this portion of my upcoming book The Shinar Directive, I really struggled with what aspects of the Tower of Babel story to examine. I could easily dive into the rich minutia contained within this story and miss the main points that we need to explore. So, before I examine this unfinished conspiracy, let’s look at some basic information regarding the Tower of Babel.

  1. The gathering: Nimrod gathered the people together in direct defiance to God’s instruction for Noah to replenish the earth. Men working together also served as a mechanism to build a society in which men need not walk with the Creator to survive and thrive. They developed reliance upon one another (secular system) and developed gods most likely based upon the legend of the Watchers and the Nephilim.
  2. The construction: This tower/altar was made of bricks (more on this shortly) and sealed with bitumen. Bitumen is asphalt in its natural state. This substance would have made the tower waterproof.[i] Again, this reinforces the concept that they were preparing themselves to withstand another judgment flood.
  3. Make a name and prevent scattering: I will address the concept of making a name for the citizens of Babylon a little later in this chapter. Their refusal to scatter shows their absolute determination to defy the instruction of God.
  4. The symbolic meaning of the tower: Dr. Edward F. Murphy, in his Handbook for Spiritual Warfare, states the following:

Again this supports our spiritual warfare interpretation of the sin of Babel leading to God’s judgment. Satan, “the god of this world,” building on the corrupt flesh of man (his pride) and his worldly ambitions, was the spirit behind the Tower of Babel. Wenham says, “Throughout Scripture Babylon is seen as the embodiment of human pride and godlessness that must attract the judgment of almighty God.” It is also the symbol of the rejection of the true God and the creation of god systems which are created by men to meet their own selfish wants. [ii] (Emphasis added)

So the tower served as an occult symbol of the rejection of the Creator and the establishment of a god system that catered to the sinful/carnal desires of fallen man.

  1. The power of being one: The people had a singular focus of building a civilization that would draw men from the Creator. God said that the people had one language, and they were completely unified in their Babylonian work. Because of their unity, God said that they could accomplish anything they envisioned.


The Tower of Babel stands in the sands of time as both a prophetic and occult lightning rod. God chose to include the story of this tower within Holy Writ, because it will add to our understanding of the final days before Jesus returns. When God confused the tower builders’ language and stopped the progress of the tower’s construction, it also served as an incomplete aspiration for all divisions within the occult world that demanded the completion of the original work.

Most biblical commentators believe that the Tower of Babel was in the shape of a ziggurat. The abrupt intervention by Almighty God would also suggest that the structure was never completed. When you look at the shape of a ziggurat and that of the unfinished pyramid on the back of the US dollar bill, you will notice that they are very similar (especially since Nimrod did not complete the tower).


This shape is also known as a trapezoid. The trapezoid is a specific geometric shape used within the occult to attract both demonic energy and demons themselves. You will find this shape in old-style homes that were similar in design to the one used in the 1960s TV show, The Munsters, as it was associated with haunted houses. Another name for the trapezoid is the frustum. I believe this second term associated with this shape illustrates the frustration of all those associated with Babylon, because their great work remains unfinished. It is also interesting to note that the Masonic altar is trapezoidal in shape. Like all things within a Masonic temple, this could be a hidden identification to the work they are all laboring to accomplish.

Part of biblical conspiratorial history is that the spirit of Babylon is still laboring behind the scenes today to complete the work started by Nimrod at the Tower of Babel.

This Elite desire to finish what Nimrod started is seen in the poster developed for the European Union (EU) announcing its formation. This poster is filled will occult significance.


  1. The Tower of Babel chosen as a symbol for unifying Europe:—Isn’t it interesting that the leaders of the European Union chose the only symbol within human history that caused intervention by God Himself? Not only is the symbol used, but the leaders declare that they have overcome the judgment of God (confusion of the languages) by providing one voice for the people of many tongues!
  2. Eleven Baphomets (upside-down stars): First, the star is a symbol of Nimrod. Within the occult belief system and use of symbols, the star is used for many purposes. In the Dictionary of Mysticism, we find that the star “is considered by occultists to be the most potent means of conjuring spirits. When a single point of the star points upward, it is regarded as the sign of good and a means to conjure benevolent spirits; when the single point points down and a pair of points are on top, it is a sign of evil and is used to conjure powers of evil.” [iii]

So the EU poster is announcing a working of dark magic for evil. The numbers eleven, twenty-two, and thirty-three are important in Masonic endeavors. The number eleven announces the beginning of the work, the number twenty-two then adds action to the undertaking, and the number thirty-three declares its completion. This poster was announcing the beginning of a work of dark magic to complete the unfinished Tower of Nimrod.

  1. The People in the Poster: Notice the people in the poster. (If you cannot see them well, you can simply do an Internet search for “EU Tower of Babel Poster” to get a better look.) The people are brick shaped. This is the declaration that the end-time Tower of Babel will not be made from physical bricks, but from people who have been conformed to the Babylonian mindset.


In the last entry, I hinted at the fact that the objective of the Luciferian Elite (to include all aspects of the mystery religion and its systems) is really all about completing the work that Nimrod began. Only when they reach a certain advanced point within this Babylonian working will the great despotic King Nimrod return to put the final pieces into place, complete his work, and reward his faithful with the knowledge of godhood. This work flows through the currents of history. Its polluted stream runs from Babylon to the pharaohs of Egypt, to the emperors of Rome, to the kings of Europe, and even to the presidents of the United States. For the work to build progressively within society, it must control every facet of civilization: from finances to politics to religion. Nothing must be overlooked.

Frank Herbert had insights on how the Elite operate and encoded this belief in his sci-fi novel, Dune.[1][iv] Several times throughout the novel, when the plans for the emperor and some leaders of the noble houses are revealed, he refers to them as “plans within plans within plans.” I think the apostle Paul provides the same insight regarding Lucifer:

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10–11)

Paul uses the Greek word methodeia (μεθοδεία; meth-od-i’-ah), which can be defined as “cunning arts, deceit, craft, and trickery.”[1][v] The Theological Lexicon of the New Testament expands on this basic definition:

This noun is unknown in Greek before Eph 4:14; 6:11. It is derived from the verb methodeuō, “follow closely,” then “pursue by devious means,” hence “capture, trick, seduce.” The noun methodos is also used in both positive and negative senses. In the papyri, methodeia does not appear before AD 421, and it is always used in the administrative and financial sense of “method” of collecting taxes. But in Eph 4:14, it refers to the shrewdness (panourgia) of the false teachers, whose “devices” lead people into error (planē), and in Eph 6:11 it has to do with the devil’s ambushes or ensnaring maneuvers. So this methodeia can be defined as the well-thought-out, methodical art of leading astray, what we would call “machinations.” [vi] (Emphasis added)

We could also add to this definition the term “stratagems.”[vii]

Therefore, the wiles of the devil are defined as methodically planned and implemented machinations or stratagems to first lead astray and then entrap the world. In other words, “plans within plans within plans.”

The Luciferian Elite’s system of occult philosophy consists of many layers (similar to an onion) within the organization, within its planning, and even within the meaning and purposes behind its beliefs. Grand Commander Albert Pike shares this truth regarding the Masonic Lodges:

Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism, and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and use false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it [viii]

I have referred to this onion analogy many times with my students over the years. Its outer layer is pure white, but as you peel off each of the layers, they gradually become darker. The center is completely black and is pure evil; only a few individuals know the complete plan.

You may ask: Why do the Elite use such secrecy and hidden levels? I think we find the answer in the demise of Nimrod. In the traditional history of Nimrod, his uncle Shem had gathered just men to kill Nimrod for his war against Almighty God. It is said that Shem cut Nimrod into pieces (similar to the death and killing of Osiris) and sent pieces of his body to the major cities of Babylon as a warning not to follow his idolatry. Alexander Hislop continues this narrative in his book, The Two Babylons:

Now when Shem had so powerfully wrought upon the minds of men as to induce them to make a terrible example of the great Apostate, and when that Apostate’s dismembered limbs were sent to the chief cities, where no doubt his system had been established, it will be readily perceived that, in these circumstances, if idolatry was to continue—if, above all, it was to take a step in advance, it was indispensable that it should operate in secret. The terror of an execution, inflicted on one so mighty as Nimrod, made it needful that, for some time to come at least, the extreme of caution should be used. In these circumstances, then, began, there can hardly be a doubt, that system of “Mystery,” which, having Babylon for its centre, has spread over the world. In these Mysteries, under the seal of secrecy and the sanction of an oath, and by means of all the fertile resources of magic, men were gradually led back to all the idolatry that had been publicly suppressed, while new features were added to that idolatry that made it still more blasphemous than before.[ix] (Emphasis added)

As horrific as circumstances were under the leadership of Nimrod in Babylon, I cannot imagine how new features were added that were even more blasphemous. But I believe that, historically, Reverend Hislop is correct.


The system the military and governments use to keep secrets is based on the esoteric layering of the mystery religions. When I served in the military, one of my posts required a secret security clearance. After the vetting process was finalized, I had to sign documentation that I would keep all information secret, would only reveal the information to those of secret clearance or higher, and only to those who had a need to know. I had to learn about the various clearances, the compartmentalization of those secrets, and the levels “above top secret.” One of the more interesting concepts was compartmentalization. A select few men and women with “above top secret” clearance reviewed information within a briefing room. The information could be discussed freely within the room, as long as everyone had clearance and a need to know. Once the men and women left that room, the information could not be discussed for any reason—not even with each other. When they left the room, the project and information ceased to exist. This is the way the Game of Thrones is played and how secrets are kept. For many in government and the military (as well as the occult), few have the big picture. They are only provided the piece of the puzzle they are required to implement.



[i] Elwell and Beitzel, Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible,                                                                       362–363.

[ii] Edward F. Murphy, Handbook for Spiritual Warfare (Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1996) 231.

[iii] Frank Gaynor, ed., Dictionary of Mysticism (New York: Philosophical Library, 1953) 136.

[iv] Dune was written in 1965.                                                                       Herbert not only describes how the Elite think, but he foretells the fight for oil (Spice is used as a metaphor) and the rise of an Islamic messiah who will oppose and gain the upper hand over the Elite by being transmuted into something else.

[v] Strong’s “# G3180.”

[vi] Ceslas Spicq and James D. Ernest, Theological Lexicon of the New Testament (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 1994) 462.

[vii] Timothy Friberg, Barbara Friberg, and Neva F. Miller, Analytical Lexicon of the Greek New Testament, Baker’s Greek New Testament Library (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2000) 256.

[viii] Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Fremasonry, new and revised ed. (Richmond, VA: L. H. Jenkins, Inc., 1950) 104–5.

[ix] Hislop, The Two Babylons, 43.

Updated: January 8, 2015 — 2:59 pm