Recently, I was beamed to a whole new level of consciousness by a visitor to my Instagram page (iamwilliamhenry) who left a series of comments about a photo of me standing in front of the Great Rainbow Portal at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Paradise Valley, AZ. The comments referenced the “secret song” of the 144,000 righteous or perfected humans who follow Christ, ‘beat the Beast’ and ascend to the Celestial City in the End Times prophecy of the Book of Revelation. He cited my work on the Rainbow Light Body — our evolved, perfected or ascended body that is the body of the resurrected Christ — and listed a number of popular music tracks he said are ‘secret songs’ about this state of being.
The commenter’s theory is that many musicians from funk to rap to hip hop to popular music are secretly obsessed with Jesus and speak in codes in their songs to reveal to one another, and to their awakened listeners, their beliefs and understanding of the Rainbow Light Body. They are also into my work.
Does Eminem listen to William Henry? I don’t know, but my Instagram guest thinks so.
KID CUDI KNOWS!, he continued.
“Kanye knows…. they are the 144,000… and the rainbow body is their ‘secret song’,” he said.
I stopped in my tracks with his comment about Kanye West, who has been freaking me out a bit lately with his come to Jesus meetings and his other “I am the messiah” shenanigans.
As a student of the messiah’s ‘to do’ list I am always intrigued when a celebrity or politician publicly plays the messiah card or works on the list.
Until the Instagram comment about all I knew about Kanye West is that he is married to Kim K and that since 2013 he has made it clear he has a messiah complex that is as old as, and maybe even worse, than U2 frontman Bono’s.
In 2004, West won a Grammy for “Jesus Walks” and got him a nomination for best Gospel artist.
In 2006, West posed on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine wearing a tunic and a crown of thorns alongside the headline “The Passion of Kanye West.”
Then, in 2013, he took to calling himself Yeezus .
The word ‘Yeezus’, says the Independent, is likely to be a portmanteau of “Yeezy”, the rapper’s nickname, and “Jesus”. The term is thought to have been coined by rapper Kid Cudi.
Is this just an act? A polarizing way to get people talking about him?
Or, is Kanye West, ahem, the messiah?
If so, I wonder.
Does he find it hard to save us?
Does he dream of things to come?
Does he know the “secret song”.
Does he have the ‘to do’ list?
I know I do.
YEEZY IS KING…OF THE CRATER?
I’m not wishing to be unkind here. I’m kind of tripping over this. It is serious business, especially in a time when President Trump is widely hammered for his messianic claim to be the “chosen one” and reincarnation of the Persian king, Cyrus, who freed the Jews from Babylon.
What really got me going was West’s IMAX film, “Jesus Is King”. Not because it is another ‘Jesus is now Kanye thing’, but because it was filmed at the Roden Crater, near Flagstaff, AZ.
Jesus is King.
Of all the places in the world for the messiah to show up West could not have picked a better one in my book.
Roden Crater is an under construction temple of light being built by James Turrell, the Leonardo of our time.
Roden Crater from the surface.
The interior of Roden Crater.
A profoundly cosmic being, Turrell sculpts with light as no other artist has done before. Roden Crater is his magnum opus.
A MacArthur Fellow, his work is featured at the Guggenheim, LACMA and other museums around the world. If you would like to have your mind expanded and soul enhanced by an amazingly gifted master of Light start here.
As his website says, “Roden Crater is a gateway to observe light, time and space”.
The Roden Crater will be a controlled environment for the experiencing and contemplation of light.
The stairway to heaven of the Roden Crater takes me back to the temple of light, the Horus Stargate temple, at Edfu, Egypt.
What else do you call a place where, on a night time visit, beams of light from a distant star cast your shadow on the wall?
You might call it a temple of light. I call it a stargate.
The Anasazi who inhabited this plateau a thousand years ago created sipapu gateways to the underworld in their kivas.
Life, and good karma, have brought me two unforgettable moments with Turrell.
In 1999, he came to Nashville, to install “Blue Pesher” at Cheekwood Botanical Garden. I ran up to him like a wild-haired lunatic and asked him if he was trying to capture light with a capital ‘L’.
He gave me a deep, cosmic nod.
I knew it!
Way beyond any celebrity or politician, meeting Turrell was at the top of the list of the biggest holy s#$t moments of my life.
It was topped on Thanksgiving weekend 2017 when Clare and I had an unexpected chance to spend a few hours talking with Turrell in the comfort of my best friend’s home / monastery near Phoenix.
I have been fixated on the Roden Crater since 1990 when I read a National Geographic article about how Turrell was transforming the dormant volcano on the border of the otherworldly Painted Desert near Flagstaff, Arizona into a portal.
I turned his portal/crater/cosmic temple into the setting of a novel I was writing for Ted Turner’s “Tomorrow Award” literary contest.
In 1990, media king, Turner, said science and technology can’t solve the world’s problems and he offered a mega literary prize for the best piece of fiction dealing with themes insuring the survival and prosperity of all life on the planet.
In my book, “Turtle Island”, Roden Crater was a portal out of which the new age messiah emerges. His name was Janus Earthman. He was the first human born in space. He and his daughter build Tula, a sacred space for the children of the world to gather to learn to build a new civilization.
I didn’t win Turner’s literary prize, but Roden Crater and Turrell stuck with me.
From that first moment that I heard Turrell’s name and learned of his visionary place I knew they were special…
v e r y s p e c i a l
…and that, one day, the Roden Crater could be ground zero for an event of incomprehensible to all but the enlightened proportions.
But that day would have to wait.
For one thing it would have to wait until Turrell opened the Crater gate. It has been closed to the public since its inception.
Only a lucky few have set foot on its holy ground. Art world types see it as the ultimate ticket.
At least one other insanely cosmic musician had his sights set on Roden as a backdrop for a world ch-ch-changing musical odyssey.
He experienced Turrell’s unfinished masterpiece. Sadly, he died before completing his vision.
And, now, here I am, 30 years on. Still waiting.
It’s September 29, 2019.
Clare and I are in France about to embark on our “Light of Heaven” tour. Thirty two guests have arrived in Toulouse and are ready to follow us on the trail of the ascension mysteries of Mary Magdalene and Yeshua.
From out of the blue, here comes news about Kanye’s “Jesus Is King” being filmed at Roden Crater.
“Filmed in the summer of 2019, Jesus Is King brings Kanye West’s famed Sunday Service to life in the Roden Crater, visionary artist James Turrell’s never-before-seen installation in Arizona’s Painted Desert,” Imax said in a statement. “This one-of-a-kind experience features songs arranged by West in the gospel tradition along with music from his new album Jesus Is King — all presented in the immersive sound and stunning clarity of Imax.”
Oh my effing God!
CAN THIS REALLY BE HAPPENING?
At first, news of Kanye’s involvement made me sick.
As I wrote to my friend in whose monastery I met Turrell, “I always thought of this place (Roden) as the holiest ground.”
I was stunned that, after all these years, the Roden Crater story comes down to Kanye West, the ‘clown’ who seems to think he’s the messiah, making a movie called Jesus is King at ‘thee’ portal!
Can this really be happening?
It sunk in deep during our tour. It left me feeling, well…
I admit it.
I was jealous.
I was ignorant, too.
I really didn’t know the real Kanye West.
What I didn’t know in France in September, but would find out during my Thanksgiving visit to Phoenix sixty days later, is that, in January 2019, West donated $10 million to help complete the Roden Crater project.
His $10 million is part of a massive effort to raise at least $200 million to accelerate construction and to open Roden Crater to the public in a projected five years.
Finally, Turrell’s masterpiece will be revealed… and all thanks to Kanye West and Arizona State University.
The particle accelerator opening this stargate is an interdisciplinary partnership with ASU—minted in part with help from Michael Govan, director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and president of the artist’s Skystone Foundation.
ASU is creating an extraordinary ‘new school’ at Roden based on the combination of art + science that will inspire a new civilization.
It is completely out of the box, academically speaking.
It’s a place daVinci would come to study.
Who knows? They might one day have an Investigative Mythologist / Ancient Astronaut Theorist stop by to give a talk about stargates in the ancient world.
Clearly something BIG is up at Roden Crater.
Something like I wrote about in “Turtle Island”.
WHAT TO DO?
After getting over my self, I realized how brilliant West is to have come to Roden to begin his elevation and how pivotal is the role he can play in the revelation of Terrell’s temple of light.
I am deeply grateful for the light they are shining.
Kanye West strikes me as a messiah who’s heart is in the right place…but his mind isn’t quite sure about what to do. He’s got the where to do it right (Roden), but not the what to do.
Far be it for me to tell Kanye West, or any other messiah, what to do. However, one thing is sure, and Kanye seems to know this, among other things, the messiah will lead humanity in a new song, a Secret Song known only to the 144,000 redeemed by Christ.
Is this literally what West came to do at Roden Crater?
There may not be another person on earth more qualified to lead us in the Secret Song.
As Atlantic author Spencer Kornhaber writes, “Kanye West has made the world rethink the human voice.”
In West’s world the human voice is the ultimate instrument. With his mastery of auto tune and sound tools West has changed how the human voice sounds. No one is better at processing human vocals to the point where they aren’t even human anymore.
Throughout his career West has also harnessed the emotional power of choirs.
A Time review says Jesus Is King has the potential to be a turning point for gospel music — for better or worse.
New voices sing new songs, right?
In 2019 West teamed up with Joel Osteen, speaking to his 44,000 member congregation in Houston, TX in November 2019.
On December 17, 2019 happymag.tv reports “Following the release of his seminal, genre-destroying, gospel hip-hop album Jesus Is King, Kanye is doubling down on his religious efforts, with a potential co-headline tour with televangelist Joel Osteen coming in 2020. The Osteen/Kanye service will be offering up the good word of the 144,000 at Yankee Stadium in May 2020.
Apparently Osteen will handle the service while West takes care of the music.
What will they sing?
This is what circles us back to the 144,000 who sing the new song…and to the Rainbow Light Body.
In the Book of Revelation, John has a vision of a celestial city that is populated by ascended humans. “And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel”. (Revelation 7:4)
In Revelation 14: 3 we learn the 144,000 sing a new song before the throne of God:
14:3 They sang as it were a new song before the throne,
John Martin’s “The Last Judgment” shows the 144,000 in their white robes of light.
Ever since John channeled the book of Revelation in AD 95, Bible students have debated and discussed questions about the 144,000.
Who are they? What is their purpose? When will they appear? How will they be recognized? Where will they appear? Why are they numbered? Why only 144,000? Does it have something to do with the ‘perfect’ number, 12? 12×12 = 144. 144 x 1,000 (the power number of God) = 144,000.
Two things are known.
The 144,000 will be alive when Jesus comes.
And, all of these numbered people will have the seal of God on their foreheads
This seal protects them from the wrath of the AntiChrist in the End Times.
The seal is what makes God’s People different.
Here’s what the Bible says about the righteous at the end, the 144,000 as found in the first eight verses of Revelation 7:
“And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree. And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel:
The location of the seal…the forehead… is important. It shows that the righteous have activated their pineal glands. They are enlightened.
Next, in Revelation 14, we learn about these 144,000 have ascended to a new level of existence.
14:1 Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion,
and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand,
having His Father’s name written on their foreheads.
14:2 And I heard a voice from heaven, like the voice of many waters,
and like the voice of loud thunder.
And I heard the sound of harpists playing their harps.
14:3 They sang as it were a new song before the throne,
before the four living creatures, and the elders; and no one could learn that song except the hundred and forty-four thousand who were redeemed from the earth.
14:4 These are the ones who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins. These are the ones who follow the Lamb wherever He goes. These were redeemed from among men, being first-fruits to God and to the Lamb.
14:5 And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.
THE SECRET SONG IS A FREQUENCY
Revelation is telling us that the new song, the Secret Song, is one sung by those who had been redeemed from the earth.
Redemption is defined as an act of correcting a past wrong. To be redeemed means to be free of debt and sin.
In Judeo-Christian mysticism the wrong that is referrred to is Eve’s eating of the wisdom of the serpent. This led to God wrapping humans in coats of skin…human skin…as punishment. Before this humans were in a different energetic state. They/we were light beings or perfect light humans as depicted below in this creation scene from the Church of St. Frances in Assisisi, Italy.
To be redeemed is a state of being in which a person is free of material chains and concerns.
The Essenes referred to the redeemed as the perfected ones and perfection as a return to our original light bodies. This occurs when we unpeal our coats of skin and reveal our true selves, which is visualized in Christian and Tibetan art as a body of rainbow light. As the Redeemer, Jesus came to show us the way — the art + science — to do this.
Attaining the light body is symbolized by a robe of light.
The Secret Song is a frequency or vibration sung by the redeemed perfect light humans in their Rainbow Light Bodies. It is their frequency. It is transmittable. The New Humanity can learn to sing this song and to put on this Robe. In fact, are mandated to do so.
The question, will Kanye West lead us in singing this Secret Song?
CLOTHED IN CHRIST
Whether one follows the teachings of Yeshua, the Christ, or Kanye, our spiritual goal is the same. Paul put it succintly in Romans 13:12. We are to “cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light”.
Armor, of course, suggests a soldier dressed for combat and Paul develops that aspect of the image in Ephesians 6:11-18 where he describes a cosmic end time battle with nefarious beings the gnostics called archons. “Put on the whole armor of God that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil” (v. 11). The archons have no souls. They seek to steal ours. Paul is saying the way to combat them is to put on the Robe or Armor of Light.
Armor is an anagram for amor, French for love.
The Resurrection or Glory Body of Christ is the same state of being as the Tibetan Perfect Rainbow Light Body. To put on Christ is a term used by Christians for putting on the resurrection robe or light body of Christ.
What Paul does not say, but which other light body teaching do, is that the Robe of Light is woven from threads made of our acts of love. The more acts of love you perform the more radiant your Robe of Light. No acts of love means you have no armor.
The 144,000 are baptized into Christ and have put on Christ, the Robe or Armor of Light, the Amor or Love of God. The are shining and radiant.
This robe of light is specifically mentioned just after the 144,000 (the great multitude which no one could number) are described in Revelation 7: 9.
9. After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, Revelation 7:9
They are sealed in their robes of light. It is what distinguishes them from other humans.
While this robe is described as ‘white’ this is a reference to the purity of the beings. Also, white is a combination of the all the colors of the rainbow. Slowing down the frequency of white reveals the rainbow.
I would love to see Kanye or Joel riff on Galatians 3:27. “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.”
THE GREAT TRIBULATION AND THE 144,000
So, who are the 144,00 and where did they come from? The answer is found in Revelation 7:
14. And I said to him, “Sir, you know.” So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb
15. “Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.
16. “They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any heat;
17. “for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” Revelation 7:10-17
Verse 14 helps to confirm that this group in heaven is actually the 144,000. They are the ones who came out of the Great Tribulation.
What is the Great Tribulation?
It is a time of cataclysmic earth changes that result into the destruction of most of the human population.
21. “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22. “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened. Matthew 24:21-22
So, it is easy to see why the righteous 144,000 would need to be sealed in their Robes of Light. They would need to be protected and they can only be protected if they are sealed with God’s seal.
Their seal, the Robe of Light, is the way they escape earth and ascend to God’s throne.
According to the Book of Revelation, the 144,000 sealed ones will be on earth at the same time as the Mark of Beast is forced upon the people of the world.
What, exactly, is the Mark of the Beast? On earth, we see that the whole world will worship both Satan the dragon and the beast:
4. So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” Revelation 13:4
The beast is so strong that everyone considers it foolhardy to even think of going against what the beast says to do. That is why they exclaim: “Who is able to make war with the beast?”
8. All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. Revelation 13:8
The 144,000 can and will resist the Beast. But now a second beast comes up. And this second beast makes the situation even more forbidding.
- He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,
- and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Revelation 13:16-17
This second beast forces all to worship the first beast and it will cause all to receive a mark and whoever does not receive this mark will not be allowed to eat! They will not be able to buy nor sell anything.
But of course, God has probably the strongest language found in the Bible for anyone who receives the Mark of the Beast:
- Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand,
- “he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
- “And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” Revelation 14:9-11
If anyone worships the beast or receives his mark they will receive the wrath of God and they will have no rest day or night.
What is the Beast?
High on top of the list is A.I. and the quantum computers that run the algorithms. Second on the list is Transhuman technology that will transform us from spiritual humans to robotic superhumans. Every major Silicon Valley corporation, and about ten thousand start-ups, are actively developing the unfathomable technology that will bring about the Singularity and Lucifer’s Rebellion. Elon Musk’s Neuralink is a direct fulfillment of the Mark of the Beast..
These last days have seen a significant rise in the awareness of the dark powers of A.I. to retrain the brain, program the body and diminish the soul. The Digerati seek to simulate the organic ascension of Christianity, Buddhism and other traditions and snatch the ignorant into a fake new digital reality.
Someone or something is going to have to save us from this calamity.
They are the 144,000 who will opt out of its fake ascension program and ‘Beat the Beast’.
They will overcome it by putting on Christ…putting on their Robe of Light by singing the Secret Song.
It is time for the choir to come together.
I may not have a song, but I do have a path of articles on the Robe of Light, including one inspired by Joel Osteen.
In closing, I say to Kanye and the choir. Sing the Secret Song. Shine. The Sealed Ones are waiting.