Editor's note: All notations will be cited when this series of articles have concluded. The information is based on research contained in Tom Horn's upcoming new book:
APOLLYON RISING 2012
The Lost Symbol Found And The Final Mystery Of The Great Seal Revealed
A Terrifying And Prophetic Cipher, Hidden From The World By The U.S. Government For Over 200 Years Is Here
MODERN WATCHER SCIENCE & THE MARK OF THE BEAST
A year or two ago, my wife Nita brought up a point I had never considered up until then. She asked if the biblical Mark of the Beast might be a conspiracy employing biotechnology in the form of a manufactured virus, a bioweapon. Her theory was gripping. An occult elite operating behind the US Government devises a virus that is a crossover between human and animal disease, let’s say an entirely new and highly contagious influenza mutation, and intentionally releases it into the public. A pandemic ensues, and the period between when a person contracts the virus and death is something like 10 days. With tens of thousands dead in a few weeks and the rate of death increasing hourly around the globe, a universal cry for a cure goes out. Seemingly miraculously, the government then steps forward with a vaccine. The only catch, they explain, is that given the nature of the animal-human strain, the “cure” rewrites one’s genetics, so that they are no longer entirely human. Nita’s point was that those who receive this antidote would become part “beast” and thus the title, “Mark of the Beast.”
No longer “entirely human” would also mean—according to this outline—that the individual could no longer be “saved” or go to heaven, explaining why the book of Revelation says “whosoever receiveth the mark” is damned forever while also explaining why the Nephilim could similarly not be redeemed. If one imagines the global chaos of such a pandemic, the concept of how the Antichrist “causes all” both small and great to receive this mark becomes clearer. When looking into the eyes of dying children, parents, or a spouse, it would be incredibly difficult to allow oneself to die or to encourage others to do the same. Lastly, this scenario would mean that nobody is allowed to “buy or sell” in the marketplace without the mark-cure due to the need to quarantine all but the inoculated, thus fulfilling all aspects of the Mark of the Beast prophecy.
To find if the science behind this abstract would be as reasonable as it appeared on the surface, I contacted Sharon Gilbert. This was her troubling response:
Tom, what is human? Until recently, most of us would readily respond that we are humans. You and I, we might argue, are homo sapiens: erect, bipedal hominids with 23 pairs of matched chromosomes and nifty little thumbs capable of apposition to the palm that enable us to grasp the fine tools that our highly developed, bi-lobed brains devise.
Humans, we might argue, sit as rulers of the Earth, gazing down from the pinnacle of a pyramid consisting of all plant and animal species. We would remind the listener that natural selection and evolution have developed mankind into a superior thinker and doer, thereby granting us royal privilege, if not infinite responsibility.
The Bible would take this definition much further, of course, adding that mankind is the only part of God’s creation formed by His hands, rather than spoken into existence, and that you and I bear God’s unique signature as having been created ‘in His image’. (Genesis 1:27)
Many members of the ‘illuminated brotherhood of science’ would likely demur to the previous statement. These have, in point of fact, redefined human. Like Shelley’s Modern Prometheus, Victor Frankenstein, today’s molecular magicians play ‘god’ not by stitching together rotting corpses, but by reforming the very essence of our beings: our DNA.
So-called ‘Postmodern Man’ began as a literary reference but has evolved into an iconicmetaphor representing a collective image of perfected humanity beyond the confines of genetic constraints. Transhumanism, also known as the H+ movement (see www.hplusmagazine.com for example) envisions a higher lifeform yet, surpassing homo sapiens in favor of homo sapiens 2.0, a bioengineered construct that fuses man’s original genome with animal and/or synthetic DNA.
While such claims ring of science fiction, they are indeed science fact. For decades, laboratories have created chimeric combinations of animal, plant, and even human DNA under the guise of medical research. The stated goal is to better man’s lot by curing disease, but this benign mask hides an inner, sardonic grin that follows an ancient blueprint to blend God’s perfect creature with the seed of fallen angels: ‘You shall be as gods’.
You and Nita speak to the heart of the matter when you warn of a day when true humans may unknowingly receive transhuman instructions via an implant or injection. A seemingly innocuous vaccine or identification ‘chip’ can initiate intracellular changes, not only in somatic or ‘body’ cells but also in germline cells such as ova and sperm. The former alters the recipient only; the latter alters the recipient’s doomed descendents as well.
In my second novel, The Armageddon Strain, I present a device called the ‘BioStrain Chip’ that employs nanotechnology to induce genetic changes inside the carrier’s body. This miracle chip is advertised as a cure for the H5N1/ebola chimera that is released in the Prologue to the book. Of course, if you’ve read the novel, then you know the BioStrain chip does far more than ‘cure’—it also kills.
Though a work of fiction, The Armageddon Strain raises a chilling question: what limitations lie within the payload of a biochip? Can such a tiny device do more than carry digitized information? Could it actually serve as the Mark of the Beast?
The answer is yes.
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) has become the darling of researchers who specialize in synthetic constructs. The ‘sticky end’ design of the DNA double-helix makes it ideal for use in computing. Though an infinite number of polyhedra are possible, the most robust and stable of these ‘building blocks’ is called the double crossover (DX). An intriguing name, is it not? The double-cross.
Picture an injectible chip comprised of DNA-DX, containing instructions for a super-soldier. Picture, too, how this DNA framework, if transcribed, might also serve a second, sinister purpose—not only to instruct, but also to alter.
Mankind has come perilously far in his search for perfection through chemistry. Although millennia passed with little progress beyond roots, herbs, and alchemical quests for gold from lead, the 20th century ushered science into the rosy dawn of breathless discovery. Electricity, lighter than air travel, wireless communication, and computing transformed the ponderous pace of the scientific method into a light speed race toward self-destruction.
By the mid-1950s, Watson and Crick had solved the structure of the DNA molecule and the double helix became all the rage. Early gene splicing, and thus transgenics, began in 1952 as a crude, cut and paste sort of science cooked up in kitchen blenders and petri dishes—as much accident as inspiration. As knowledge has increased (Daniel 12:4), genetic scientists learned to utilize microbiological ‘vectors’ and sophisticated methods to insert animal or plant genes from one specie into another. It’s the ultimate ‘Mr. Potato Head’ game, where interchangeable plastic pieces give rise to an infinite number of combinations; only, in genetic splicing, humanity is the unhappy potato.
Vectors provide the means of transport and integration for this brave new science. Think of these vectors as biological trucks that carry genetic building materials and workers into your body’s cells. Such ‘trucks’ could be a microsyringe, a bacterium, or a virion (a virus particle). Any entity that can carry genetic information (the larger the load capacity, the better) and then surreptitiously gain entry into the cell as a potential vector. Viruses, for example, can be stripped of certain innate genes that might harm the cell. Not only does this (supposedly) render the viral delivery truck ‘harmless’, it also clears out space for the cargo.
Once inside the cell, the ‘workers’ take over. Some of these ‘workers’ are enzymes that cut human genes at specific sites while others integrate—or load—the ‘cargo’ into appropriate reading frames—like microscopic librarians. Once the payload is stored in the cell’s nuclear ‘library stacks’, the new genes can be translated, copied, and ‘read’ to produce altered or brand new, ‘alien’ polymers and proteins.
The resulting hybrid cell is no longer purely human. If a hybridized skin cell, it may now glow, or perhaps form scales rather than hair; claws rather than fingernails. If a brain cell, the new genetic instructions could produce an altered neurotransmitter that reduces or even eliminates the body’s need for sleep. Muscle cells may grow larger and more efficient at using low levels of calcium and oxygen. Retina cells may encode for receptors that enable the ‘posthuman being’ to perceive infrared or ultraviolet light frequencies. The hybrid ears may now sense a wider range of sounds, taste buds a greater range of chemicals. Altered brains might even attune to metaphysics and ‘unseen’ gateways, allowing communication with supernatural realms.
Germline alterations, mentioned earlier, form a terrifying picture of generational development and may very well already be a reality. Genetic ‘enhancement’ of sperm-producing cells would change human sperm into tiny infiltrators, and any fertilized ovum a living chimera. Science routinely conducts experiments with transgenic mice, rats, chickens, pigs, cows, horses, and many other species. It is naïve to believe humans have been left out of this transgenic equation.
You and I constantly battle mutagenic assaults from external and internal pressures. Externally, our cells endure daily bombardment by pollution, waveform radiation, and chemicals that can alter the molecular structure of nucleotides (guanine, cytosine, thymine, adenine). Internally, our systems work overtime to filter genetically altered food, impure water, and pharmaceuticals. Our bodies are changing. To paraphrase Shakespeare, humanity “alters when it alteration finds”. (Sonnet 116)
If so many scientists (funded by government entities) believe in the ‘promise’ of genetic alteration and transgenic ‘enhancement’, how then can humanity remain human? We cannot. We will not. Perhaps, some have not.
Spiritually, the enemy has ever sought to corrupt God’s plan. Originally, fallen angels lay with human women to corrupt the original base pair arrangements. Our genome is filled with ‘junk DNA’ that seemingly encodes for nothing. These ‘introns’ may be the remains of the corrupted genes, and God Himself may have switched them off when fallen angels continued their program, post-flood. If so, today’s scientists might need only to ‘switch them back on’ to resurrect old forms such as Gibborim and Nephilim.
I should point out that not all ‘trucks’ (vectors) deliver their payload immediately. Some operate on a time delay. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common infective agent resident in the cells of many humans today. It ‘sleeps’ in our systems, waiting for a window of opportunity to strike. Recently, genetic specialists began utilizing CMV vectors in transgenic experiments. In 1997, the Fox television program Millennium featured an episode in the second season called “Sense and Antisense” (referring to the two sides of the DNA molecule). In this chilling story, a scientist named Lacuna reveals a genetic truth to Frank Black:
“They have the map, the map, they can make us go down any street they want to! Streets that we would never even dream of going down. They flip a switch, we go east. They flip another switch, we go north. And we never know we have been flipped, let alone know how.” 
In the final days of this current age, humanity may indeed ‘flip’. Paul tells us that Christians will be transformed in a moment (I Cor. 15:51-53). Is it possible that the enemy also plans an instantaneous ‘flip’? Are genetic sleeper agents (idling ‘trucks’) already at work in humanity’s DNA, waiting and ready to deploy at the appropriate moment?
Science is ready. Knowledge has been increased. The spiritual players have taken the stage.WATCHERS SCIENCE + TRANSHUMANIST PHILOSOPHEY = 11,22,33
All we need is the signal. The sign. The injection. The mark. The moment.
We shall ALL be changed. Some to incorruptible bodies ready to meet the Lord. Others to corrupted genomes ready to serve the Beast.
Sharon’s frightening response to my question about the Mark of the Beast is further compounded when one considers how emerging science and transhuman ambition could be used by such in their quest to bypass God and, through human effort, bring about an “exaltation” of man. I couldn’t help thinking of this as I reviewed Dan Brown’s latest heresy and concluded that there is a conspiracy, all right, and Dan Brown is in on it.
"The Lost Symbol," Brown’s follow-up to the 2003 best-seller, "The Da Vinci Code," is out this week – and if you’ve read it, you know the Freemason’s have nothing to worry about. "Symbol" is about as threatening to The Brotherhood’s dark ambition as a box of chocolates, two-dozen roses and a big sloppy kiss.
In fact, if you’re anything like me, you’ll come away from this overblown drivel with the curious feeling that we’ve all been had—that the "jitters" Freemasons were claiming to be experiencing in the lead-up to "Symbol" was really an elaborate sales gimmick between Brown and his occult buddies at 16th Street in Washington DC. The problem is, these folks are not just selling books. They’ve amassed under the guise of a "thriller" a profound apologetic for the occult aspirations of the Order of the Quest.
Set aside for a moment the fact that I’ve never had so many cliffhanger let-downs in a single night before. Over and over, page after page "Symbol" leads you to believe you’re finally on the verge of some great discovery only to then be handed a "revelation" that any two-year-old with a computer could have Googled in five minutes on the internet.
Frankly, the one truly extraordinary thing about this book is what it does not reveal. With Brown’s resources one would have thought he could have come up with at least a single fascinating tidbit. But, alas, I encourage you to stick with the Googling.
Better yet, read Apollyon Rising 2012: The Lost Symbol Found and the Final Mystery of the Great Seal Revealed when it comes out in late November, as it actually presents heretofore unknown and startling information about the Freemasons and the future of the world. I know, because I met with the real people Brown fictionalizes in the opening scenes of his book. They gave me the two coins, and I can tell you unequivocally that there are substantive reasons to be concerned, especially now that Brown has joined the "Order" to sell the Great Deception.
Let me give you an example.
When the main character of Brown’s novel, Robert Langdon receives a frightening video of an initiate of the 33rd Degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry drinking wine (or blood) from a human skull during a ritual in the Temple Room at the House of the Temple (detailed in the upcoming book Apollyon Rising 2012), Langdon considers what would happen if the video were made public. "No one would understand," he thinks to himself. Then in a scene that can only be described as pure propaganda, Brown continues:
The truth will be twisted, Langdon knew. As it always is with the Masons. The truth was that the brotherhood’s focus on death was in fact a bold celebration of life. Masonic ritual was designed to awaken the slumbering man inside, lifting him from his dark coffin of ignorance, raising him into the light, and giving him eyes to see…. Masonic initiations were startling because they were meant to be transformative…. Masonic teachings were arcane because they were meant to be universal…taught through a common language of symbols and metaphors that transcended religions, cultures, and races…creating a unified "world wide consciousness" of brotherly love (The Lost Symbol, pg 437).So, there you have it. The truth is always twisted when it comes to Masons. Drinking red substance from a skull in a dark room with a noose around your neck under a blood oath of horrific repercussion including having your throat slit, eyeballs pierced, tongue torn out, feet flayed, body hacked into pieces, and so on if you give up the wrong information, is a celebration of life, a unified effort by transendent souls who only want to lift the rest of us empty-headed twits from our dark coffins of ignorance into a unified world of brotherly love.
Aww… that’s so sweet!
Of course as you would expect in a Dan Brown book, spreading the love only goes so far, and it doesn’t take long before the tired DB attacks on Christians and Christianity rev up ad-nauseam. Literally every member of every bizarre or occult organization in the history of the world that Brown can muster is celebrated as "illuminated," "spiritually elevated," "in-tune with the Creator," blah blah blah!, while Christians who hold the Bible as literal or inspired are depicted as piteous bafoons who only ever succeed at mishandling the sacred texts anyway, scriptures that are therefore better left in the hands of deeply perspective and spiritually enlightened people… like Brown, of course… and the Freemasons.
And then there is that "Lost Symbol," which (spoiler alert, turn your eyes if you don’t want to know) turns out to be the Bible. But the apocalyptic visions from the Book of Revelation are not the dark warning against sin and the need for repentance that those ignorant conservative Christians have been preaching all these years. No, the biblical Apocalypse, we learn, is akin to the Mayan 2012 prophecies and heralds a coming time of unprecedented human exaltation when we, like George Washington did, experience apotheosis—and ascend to become gods.
Before anybody says, "Hey, it’s just a novel," consider how far reaching Brown’s books have been thus far in influencing people toward Gnosticism and rejection of the divinity of Jesus Christ.
This man is an evangelist of the coming (old) enlightenment, which, now that we know how much he appreciates the Masonic worldview, originates with Lucifer and, while illuminating them, blinds us feeble, selfish souls.
"Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish Souls? Doubt it not!" Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike in the Masonic handbook Morals and Dogma
Hoping for an antithesis to this generation’s landslide into such an abyss, one of my earnest goals over the past year as I have shared my forthcoming “revelation” with a trusted group of approximately 24 scholars (all respected and very well-known theologians, philosophers and scientists) has been to make sure this message reaches out and touches more than the church choir. What will be shared in Apollyon Rising 2012 is unprecedented for Christians and non-Christians alike. When I asked some of these great minds to join the Creation Lab at RNN and to tell me what I could do to reach the “Dan Brown” multitudes, they offered several ideas and finally everybody decided (for a series of reasons) that I should approve a “cipher challenge” similar to what Brown has done in the past, except that in our case the “clues” will ultimately lead to disclosure, a revelation and a warning as opposed to Brown-like deception.
So, check out the contest below concerning the TRUE Lost Symbol, which is ultimately intended to reach this un-churched group. Participate in the contest if you want to. Heck, win the $10,000.00 and the enigmatic "item." If you don’t want to participate, no worries. It will not diminish what is to be revealed in Apollyon Rising 2012 in a couple months from now. But! When the Grand Champion is announced, you may wish you had the "item," and the cash won’t hurt either :-)