Aimee Semple McPherson (Elizabeth Kennedy)
"You have no business being
sick - everyone of you should get well
and get up and go to work, heh? Get up and go to work and earn some money and
help send the gospel out!" - Aimee1890 Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy is born in and raised in rural
Aimee Elizabeth Kennedy's worldly pursuits drew the
consternation of her a Methodist father, James
Kennedy who brought Aimee to a tent revival led by a visiting Pentecostal,
Robert Semple, in an attempt to curb her licentious behavior.
Semple introduced Aimee to Pentecostalism and marries her.
1915 George Jeffreys founds Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance in
Ireland on four "conerstones"
Baptism in the
Spirit, Divine Healing,
and the Second Coming.
Jeffreys and his brother Stephen were England's greatest
John Wesley and George
Whitefield, and Aimee had worked with Jeffreys. The Elim Foursquare Gospel
influenced the American Assemblies of God, which
embraced the same four principles before Aimee had her vision in Oakland in
1922." - Daniel Mark Epstein
1922 Aimee Semple
McPherson has a vision to found a religion which she calls the Foursquare
Gospel, after a vision she has in Oakland. Aimee is preaching on the prophet
Ezekiel's vision of hayyot - Man, Lion, Ox and Eagle, when suddenly she began
to shake with emotion. Aimee saw in the mysterious symbols 'a complete Gospel
for body, for soul, for spirit and
humans needed to identify different directions of movement from a given spot on
The easiest method is to
divide the horizon into four
quarters and name each in realtion to the movement of the sun.
Egyptian and Babylonian
mythologies used animals to
depict abstract concepts while the
Greeks used human
These were synthesized to create
depictions of natural phenomena
that could not easily be explained by
multiple common languages in use as they are
In Christian images,
the Tetramorph is the
union of the symbols of the Four Evangelists, derived from the four living
creatures in the Book of Ezekiel, into a single figure or, more commonly, a
group of four figures. Each of the four Evangelists is associated with one of
the living creatures, usually shown with wings. The most common association,
but not the original or only, is: Matthew the Man,
Mark the Lion, Luke the Ox, and
John the Eagle.
a way of living. If one has done one's best to steer the chariot, and one
notices that a greater other is actually steering it, then magical
operation takes place."
Carl Jung, The Red Book, Page 314
The Man, Lion, Ox and Eagle is
the Merkabah - the same symbols used by
is envisaged as
obscure or esoteric knowledge - what men consider
esoteric wisdom -
the vehicle for the
communication of human consciousness with the
mysteries of the
Merkabah refers to the use of the
the four-wheeled vehicle driven by four "Chayot", each of which has four wings
and the four faces of a man,
lion, ox, and eagle which correspond to the four directions the chariot can
go - north, east, south and west.
In this conceptualization the movement is restricted to two dimensions.
"As the Master said: The king among living creatures is a lion; the
king among domestic beasts is an ox; the king among birds is an eagle, but man
takes his place proudly above them, and the Holy One, blessed be He, takes His
place proudly above them all, and above
the whole world in
its entirety." - Babylonian
Talmud, Tract Hagiga, Chapter II
"Having mingled the
Vital Spark from two
according substances, mind and Divine
Spirit, as a third to these He added Holy Compassion, the venerable
Charioteer uniting all things." - The
Chaldæan Oracles of Zoroaster,
translated by W. Wynn
The Significance of the Chariot with Krishna and
Old European Culture: The thundering sun god
uses the Sefirot as the Merkabah for descending or ascending through the
various realities enumerated in the Kabbalah.
Several movements in
Talmudic mysticism, including the
Ma'asei Merkavah of the late Greco-Roman period following the destruction of
the Second temple, and later, students of the Kabbalah, have
focused on passages from Ezekiel,
seeking underlying meaning and the
Secrets of Creation in
what they argued was the metaphoric language of
Due to the concern of some
Torah scholars that
misunderstanding these passages as
literal descriptions of
God's image might lead to blasphemy and/or
idolatry, there was great
opposition to studying this topic without
emphasize that the imagery of
the Merkaba is not meant to be taken literally; rather the chariot and its
accompanying angels are analogies for the various ways that
God reveals Himself on Earth.
and Kabbalah discuss at length what each aspect of this vision
In Christianity, the man, lion, ox, and eagle are used as
symbols for the four evangelists (or gospel-writers), appear frequently in
church decorations and appear in the Tarot card "The World".
creatures are called Zoë (or the Tetramorph), and continuously surround
the Chariot Throne, along with the twenty-four angelic rulers, the
seven Archangels, the Ophanim, and countless angels, spirits, and saints, where
they sing praises to the Trinity,
and beg the Creator to have mercy on humankind.
flashing of fire, continuously
ascending and descending, function like pistons to power the movement of the
chariot. In the hierarchy of these angels, Seraphim are the highest, that is,
closest to God, followed by the Chayot, which are followed by the Ophanim.
The chariot is in a constant state of motion, and the energy behind
this movement runs according to this hierarchy.
The movement of the
Ofanim is controlled by the Chayot while the movement of the Chayot is
controlled by the Seraphim.
The movement of all the angels of the
chariot are controlled by the Likeness
of Man on the Chariot Throne.
The sages rabbi Yochanan Ben Zakkai
and later rabbi Akiva were deeply involved in
The Talmudic interdictions
concerning Merkabah speculation are numerous and widely held.
Discussions concerning the Merkabah
were limited to only the most worthy sages.
Admonitory legends are
preserved about the dangers of overzealous speculation concerning the
Without the final initiation into the Merkabah the study of
the Kabbalah will be ever incomplete,
and the Merkabah can be taught only in 'darkness, in a deserted place, and
after many and terrific trials.'
Since the death of Simeon Ben-Iochai
this hidden mythology has remained
an inviolate secret.
British Israelism spawns the Identity movement, which is incorporated in Los
Offspring of the Identity movement are the Posse
Comitatus, Aryan Nations, the Christian Patriot movement, the
Committee of the States, the Unorganized Militia and other white
The central belief in Identity movement dogma is the
existence of two races on Earth: a godly white race descended from Adam and a
satanic dark race fathered by Satan.
(De' dark cuz de' done been burned
in the Fires of Hell!)
Parham and William Marrion
Branham, taught this dogma as the "Two Seed."
dogma, Jesus was not a
Semite, but an Aryan.
mythology claims that Adamic (Aryan) people, the children of Adam, are the
Lost Tribes of Israel that fled to northern
Europe and later became the Christian nations.
Butler, a Lockheed aerospace
engineer and neofascist, founded
Aryan Nations, a movement built around Identity movement and the Two
Aimee Semple McPherson pioneers the use of
theatrics in revival
mettings to attract and hold the attention of her audience.
150-day tour Aimee Semple McPherson travels 15,000 miles and delivers 336
sermons to audiences totaling over two million people.
1923 Aimee Semple McPherson builds Angelus temple, an enormous
flagship church located in Talmudwood and provides hot meals for
thousands of hungry
Radio station KFSG (Kall
Four Square Gospel) goes on air, with live broadcasts of Sunday services at
KFSG is the third radio
station commissioned in Los Angeles.
Aimee Semple McPherson
neoevangelic radio show
reached millions of people over 45 radio stations during the
Seen at a Aimee Semple McPherson
"A little girl wore a pair of glasses one-half of which
was entirely black.
I gathered that she was totally blind in one eye
and almost blind in the other.
I sat upon the stage very close to the
While prayer was being made for her, the little girl,
who appeared to be about 11 years of age, wept and sobbed and writhed in her
eagerness to secure the help that she had been led to expect.
the platform and public claim was made by one of the workers that she had been
healed, and the little girl verified the claim by a nod of the head given in
reply to the question of the workers.
An hour later, when the meeting
was out, I noticed a small cluster of women near the platform. I thought I saw
the blind little girl in their midst, so I asked my wife to go over and
investigate and talk to her if necessary.
She found the erstwhile
'cured' girl flat on her face on the floor, sobbing, with shattered hopes and
a breaking heart.
was complete, and so was her disillusionment.
improved sight that she seemed to have had in the midst of the excitement on
the platform had disappeared, and with it the
hope of the little girl." -
Arno Clemens Gaebelein
Biographer Daniel Mark Epstein, though extremely
sympathetic to Aimee Semple McPherson, admitted that those healed were "mostly
diseases of the
immune system, or attributed to hysteria."
"Aimee Semple McPherson built
her career by replacing the 'Gospel of Fear, Hellfire, and Damnation' with the
'Gospel of Reconciliation and Compassion'" - Daniel Epstein
1933 Aimee Semple McPherson appears on Broadway.
Aimee Semple McPherson enters Vaudeville
Aimee Semple McPherson's mother, Mildred (Minnie)
Kennedy, was a partner in her daughter's successful religious empire but left
"after receiving a broken nose during an explosive argument" with her
Aimee Semple McPherson, twice-divorced, committed adultery with her
radio engineer and died of a illegally obtained barbiturate
International Church of the Foursquare
Angelus temple, the International Church of
the Foursquare Gospel has now grown to include more than 1,834 fellowships in America, and over
29,973 fellowships worldwide.
There are currently more than 3 and a
half million members in 123 countries around the globe.
At the end of
the reporting year, there were 48,271 Foursquare employees. International
Church of the Foursquare Gospel presently ranks as one of the three or four
most recognized branches of Charismatic
Chuck Smith of
Calvary Chapel, had been raised in the International Church of the
Foursquare Gospel, although he states he never met Aimee Semple McPherson.
"My mother sat under Aimee's ministry, even played in the band, and
later on (after Aimee's controversial death) worked in the central offices
there at Angeles temple. However, to my knowledge, she never met Ms McPherson,
and neither did my father." - Chuck Smith
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