“Under The Sign of the Scorpion”, by Jüri Lina (2002)

Under The Sign of the Scorpion

This book provides stunning information about the secret role of the freemasons in international politics, about the bloody upheavals in France in 1789 and in Russia in 1917.

The Author reveals the presence of dark Masonic forces behind the scenes (both Lenin and Trotsky were high-ranking freemasons, obeying the International Masonic Council). The Author pursues the history of the communist ideology from the Illuminati of the 18th century, to Moses Hess and his disciples Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.



Detailed and Insightful Review from Amazon.com: 

There’s a good chance that if you’re viewing the Amazon.com page for “Under The Sign Of The Scorpion”, you are already an adherent of the “Conspiratorial View” of history; i.e. you already believe in a very powerful coalition that pursues a New World Order in stealth. So then, why do you need to read this book? Isn’t it just going to tell you things you already know? Is it so predictable you might actually be bored with it, electrifying as the subject matter is? I’ll explain why this book is beneficial:

First, “Under The Sign Of The Scorpion” corrects a huge historical oversight by recognizing that Soviet Communism does not begin with Karl Marx but instead with Adam Weishaupt, the lawyer, ex-Jesuit and professor of philosophy who founded the historic Order Of The Illuminati in Bavaria on the 1st of May, 1776. Weishaupt’s goal in founding his society was to establish a one-world government opposed to private property, monarchical government, religion, nationalism and the nuclear family, ideas Karl Marx would appropriate 70 years later. This book is aware that Communism is a species of Illuminism.

Second, this is a HISTORY book in the truest sense of the word. The author, Juri Lina, manages to describe a large number of events from all walks of human activity over hundreds of years in telling this story. It’s difficult to write a book that possesses both depth and breadth, yet Lina manages it. Even better, the book is fast-paced and flows smoothly.

Third, much of the information in this book comes not from secondhand dealers, but from primary sources: the conspirators own writings and documents obtained from various archives, including newly opened Soviet archives. So, even if you already know this sad tale, Lina’s use of primary sources adds certainty to his version.

“Under The Sign Of The Scorpion” is an exciting read, which takes us through the early days of the Illuminati, how it spread its influence across Europe by gaining command of Masonic lodges, how it used violence, deceit and blackmail to achieve its aims, the role it played in creating the sadistic Jacobin Revolution in France and how it strove to conquer the entire world. According to Lina, many Communist leaders and philosophers were also Freemasons, which explains why the Jacobin and Bolshevik revolutions were so similar. There are biographical sections on Marx, Lenin and Trotsky, a catalog of the Soviet Union’s decades-long labyrinth of murder and repression, and an expose of the European Union, the current preferred method of Illuminists to achieve their globalist goals, since the structure of Communism was revealed to be derelict, crude and too openly brutal. Unsurprisingly, there is a tremendous Jewish extremist presence at the Illuminist-Communist core, including such complementary groups as the Rothschild financial dynasty, the Satanic Frankists and the political Zionists.

The facts that I found most interesting are: a drawing of the Illuminati’s hierarchical structure published in one of their own books, that Mozart and Schiller were both privy to the Illuminati’s treacheries and used their artwork to preach against its influence, that the decision to assassinate Tsar Nicholas II and his family originated not with Sverdlov but with Jacob Schiff, and how Jews in Estonia (the author’s home country) enthusiastically became part of the Soviet murder machine in 1940, despite the kindness and tolerance the ethnic Estonians showed them.

Occasionally, Lina makes careless mistakes. He claims that “three World Wars” (WWI, WWII, Mideast War) were planned as early as 1871 by the Confederate military general and Freemason Albert Pike in a letter to Gieuseppe Mazzini. Lina claims the text of this letter appears on pg. 186 of “La Palladisme” by Domenico Margiotta (1895), yet when this book was examined, there was no “Three World Wars” letter published inside it. The closest thing were some anti-Catholic statements. Lina also mixes together the stories of the Old Testament Israelites and the Talmudic Pharisees, as if they were the same group (the review written by “Latimer The Cat” on March 29, 2008 corrects this problem).

Another problem with this book is Lina’s disparaging attitude towards Christianity. In the book’s first chapter, he rants against Christianity for its “bloody history”. He scoffs at the idea that Christianity should be judged by its teachings and not by the sometimes lacking behavior of self-proclaimed Christians, but gives no justification for opposing this idea. He tells us (citing Paul Davies and quantum mechanics) that theism has been rendered false by modern science but doesn’t mention two of the biggest 20th century discoveries that place the evidence firmly in the Christian’s favor: the Big Bang (Georges Lemaitre) and the Venus Approach (Immanuel Velikovsky). Lina, a Buddhist, tells us that Buddhism has a pacifistic history, a deeply incorrect claim, typical of naive Westerners who romanticize Eastern religions. Thankfully, this moronic and inappropriate section can be skipped over with no loss, as it has little relation to the rest of the book.

I enjoyed “Under The Sign Of The Scorpion” despite these imperfections. It is a great introduction and overview for people who are unfamiliar with conspiratorial history and Lina does a good job of listing his citations so you can cross-check them and see if he quoted them accurately, essential for a controversial subject. NOTE: for those who would reject this book as a poor investment because of its immense price, the entire text of the book can be read on the internet in PDF form if you search for it.