So I’m driving from L.A. to San Francisco for my book signings and workshops Thursday the 27th, Friday and Saturday (Click on this LINK for details) and I’m flipping through the radio channels. I came to a Christian radio channel (most are actually more accurately fundamentalist Christian with conservative to right-wing extremist politics). Sometimes things just have to be heard to be believed.
The show had a guest who was talking about secret groups, ending up discussing the Priory of Sion (made famous in the Dan Brown books such as The Da Vinci Code). If you don’t know, it turns out that the stories of the Priory secret order were a hoax. But, it would seem, the guest on this radio program believes it was true and that it was secretly coded into a T.V. show.
So what was this horrifying T.V. show? Something uncensored on HBO, PBS, or MTV? Nope. You’re wrong. This most terrifying of secret society secrets was coded into The Golden Girls.
The Golden Girls?
Yep. It turns out that the guy on the radio assumed that all of the names listed as heads of the Priory of Sion, many of whom had recognizable names in the occult world, must be real. And one of the supposed names of a leader of the Priory was supposedlyâ€¦Blanche Devereaux!
On the T.V. show the character of Blanche Devereaux was played by Rue McClanahan. Blanch is played as a rather sexually liberated “Southern Belle.” [Could this be intimating that the Priory of Sion practiced sex magick?]
I would point out that the documents with the supposed names of members were a fraud. The name was probably just a joke being played on the foolish.
But wait, there’s more!
According to the radio guest, a key to this secret society is also hidden in the names of other characters. Rose (played by the again popular Betty White) was supposedly a name meaning secret or keeping secret. I guess that the naive and ditsy Minnesotan character was just a cover for her secret identity as a member of the Priory.
And then there’s Sophia (played by Estelle Getty), the older and snarky mother figure. How appropriate as the name Sophia was given to the feminine aspect of God among occult groups and secret societies such as the Priory.
Nope. I’m not making any of this up.
Although he didn’t have time to mention it, I’m going to guess he’d point out that the fourth major character, Dorothy (played by Bea Arthur) is a name that is Greek for “gift of God.” How appropriate as the Priory of Sion was supposedly protecting the blood line of Jesus, a true gift from God.
I’m sure my readers could come up with other links to the Priory of Sion. How about the original Star Trek was part of this imagined conspiracy because it appeared prior to the other Star Trek series?
It’s amazing how people can be so funny and not realize it.