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Ron Patton | February 12, 2024

The Super Bowl encompasses commercialized religion, occult ritualism, and totemic worship. The conspiracy netizens have had a heyday since Taylor Swift entered the picture. Fox’s Jesse Watters aired a video claiming that “the Pentagon Psychological Operations Unit floated turning Taylor Swift into an asset.” Another theory was that because of Swift’s prolific social influence, this Super Bowl was going to be an endorsement for President Joe Biden, and, the system would be rigged for the Kansas City (Secret) Chiefs to win. This annual sporting event of gladiators relates to the dynamic aspect of ultimate reality and is a metaphoric enactment of war. It illustrates archetypes of heroes and villains while painting a picture of what is to come – an oracle of the future. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with esoteric author and host of The Secret Teachings, Ryan Gable about SWIFT KICK IN THE BOWLS.



As you probably already have guessed the Super Bowl has taken on this totemic nature, where conspiracy netizens have all decided to put their spin on conspiracies of superstition and the occult.

However, there are times when there seems to be more spectacle than occult ritual — and this Superbowl has spun several conspiracy theories even before the kickoff. They are not necessarily occult — but they certainly have sparked a lot of synchs or at least that synching feeling where you feel that the numbers have been set up for a colossal ritual.

The truth is that in a secular world, the Super Bowl is set up to become a spiritual experience in some sense. If you question or have a lack of faith about whether or not the game is rigged, you are met with derision as if you have blasphemed God himself,

Superbowl is religion, it is occult ritualism, it is totemic worship.

There is a message and agenda that needs to be communicated — not from the pulpit — but from the green of the field where two tribes go to war and this time they have thrown in the metaphor of the noble knight fighting in the trenches for his Princess that watches faithfully as his secret chiefs do battle against a favored adversary. It is a battle for the kingdom, and some people have spun a conspiracy that if victorious bit the brave knight and the princess will use it to extol the virtue of the old King who seems to be losing his mental faculties.

But the mystery is whether those who question the validity of the battle will be correct — stating that it is all a staged diorama for a psychological operation.

This has plagued the NFL ever since Taylor Swift was in the picture.

It all began when Fox’s Jesse Watters aired a video that, he claimed, shows that “the Pentagon psychological-operations unit floated turning Taylor Swift into an asset.” The person speaking in the video was not in fact from the Pentagon, she was citing Swift as a generic example of celebrity influence, and this all happened years after Swift became super popular anyway, but Watters still seemed to think it might explain “why or how she blew up like this.”

He then interviewed a former FBI agent, who said that Joe Biden’s presidential campaign would like Swift’s support which is true, and that she could move substantial numbers of votes into Biden’s column which is not the track record that pop-music endorsements have historically had in American politics.

This was enough to spin conspiracy theories that the whole Superbowl was going to be an endorsement for Joe Biden. That the system would be rigged for a Kansas City Chiefs win.

The psy-op rumor mutated into its most infamous form a few weeks later. Vivek Ramaswamy, until recently a presidential candidate himself, posted on X, “I wonder who’s going to win the Super Bowl next month. And I wonder if there’s a major presidential endorsement coming from an artificially culturally propped-up couple this fall. Just some wild speculation over here, let’s see how it ages over the next 8 months.

Like an old chess player, Ramaswamy moved the Knight and the Queen into play in order to say that there was a conspiracy to save the King.

Of course, the Knight and the Queen were Swift and her boyfriend, Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs.

The plot thickened as many would say “They can rig an election by rigging the Super Bowl.”

Well, the Chiefs did pull off a win — but it had to be done in sudden death. But there was no Taylor Standing at the Winner’s podium with her man. She waited on the sidelines and there was no mention of President Biden.

The next morning, after Patrick Mahomes brought his Kansas City Chiefs to victory, President Biden sent a tweet that was particularly dark. Biden’s official account posted on X, said “Just like we drew it up.” It was accompanied by an eerie mocked-up image of the president smiling ominously with glowing red eyes on a black background.

Biden was acknowledging the conspiracy and was mocking the Conspiracy Theorists who thought Taylor Swift was part of a psy-op to garner more votes.

He signed it “Dark Brandon.”

But even with a funny ribbing at the conspiracy, It does not change the fact that Taylor Swift is an influencer and that she is a phenomenon unto herself.

A video from 2019 resurfaced that is said to be proof that Taylor Swift is a propaganda asset. Titled Information Warfare Defining and Analyzing, this NATO conference centered around the theme of “Silent Battle”. One speaker at the conference stated:

The idea is that social influence can help, can help encourage or promote behavior change, and the theory here is the sense that this sort of approach works as well with regards to misinformation.”

The speaker stated:

I include Taylor Swift in here because she’s, you know, she’s a fairly influential online person. I don’t know if you’ve heard of her. … This is a cropped image, but she’s standing next to, you know, a ‘Go vote’ sign. And, actually, celebrities, at least in the U.S., regularly will post pictures of themselves with an encouragement to people to go vote, and this has a measurable effect on voter turnout.”

The “Taylor Swift is a psyop” conspiracy gained so much traction that the actual Pentagon had to chime in. Indeed, Department of Defense Deputy Press Secretary Sabrina Singh told Forbes:

Taylor Swift is not part of a DOD psychological operation. Period.”

The Pentagon doth protest too much.

That’s exactly what a DOD psychological operation would say. This was followed by an onslaught of mainstream news sources denying the conspiracy and ridiculing whoever propagates it.

Then, the Grammys came about. And, if Taylor Swift was an actual psyop, the Grammys would have gone down exactly how it actually went down.

Taylor got a workout walking up to the podium to get award after award– she is an icon no doubt — it is almost to the point of being surreal and overblown.

People who believed that she was part of a big Psy-op expected the Grammy’s to go exactly as they did.

Then it was off to Tokyo to do four sold-out shows.. and then cutting one set short so she could hop a personal jet to see her boyfriend Travis Kelce play the big game.

Even though the stadium was abuzz that she was in the VIP Box with Ice Spice — there weren’t that many cutaways where you could see Swift — there were a few but maybe a lot less than were expected.

The media attention surrounding Taylor Swift in many ways overshadowed the game. However, as if carried by manifest destiny, Taylor’s team charged toward the Super Bowl and won in a final struggle in sudden death.

If you believe that marketers have unlocked the secret to inducing demand for unwanted goods, it’s not difficult to extend the story’s cast of characters to include the national security state, the White House, or any other villain you please.

Indeed, covert forces sometimes do try to insert themselves into popular culture, as when the Pentagon offers moviemakers access to its personnel and material in exchange for script approval. When people learn about those real propaganda pushes, it expands the range of hidden operations they’re willing to imagine.

This is why it has been a tradition for Ryan Gable and myself to analyze the ritual known as the Superbowl. But if you think this analysis is here to expose the Illuminati then you don’t know the deeper meaning of what happens in an event that is similar to the Breads and Circuses of Rome.

From the Roman numerals the secret symbolism and numbers hidden in the propaganda you learn that it is not all about Satanism or the Illuminati — it is about utilizing symbols that all faiths respond to, and the pagan stuff is thrown in to make things spooky.

It must be said that this Super Bowl was plagued with many combinations of the number 13. The Number 13 is coincidentally Taylor Swift’s favorite number as she acknowledged this when she got the 13th Grammy Award on February 4th.

The game was played on February 11th. Which digitally is 2/11 — or 2+11=13. The losing team –the San Francisco 49ers — has a 4 and 9– again totaling 13. Their quarterback Brock Purdy wears 13.

It was Taylor Swift’s 13th appearance in support of Travis Kelce. His record in her presence was 9-3.

The first half of the game ended with the score 10-3 — with the 49ers in the lead. Another in a series of 13’s.

The Super Bowl 58 or 5 and 8 adds up to 13 and the halftime show is 13 minutes long.

The halftime show featuring Usher –was not all that full of Satanic symbolism — but it was meant to (pardon the expression) Usher in the new age and a baptism by fire. If you think that Transhumanism is a satanic conspiracy then perhaps the performance spoke to you like it spoke to me.

In the beginning, Usher is seen in robes that are lit up to appear golden. Again, this enforces the yellow king or the king with connections to the dark King Hastur who is connected to Cronos or Saturn the God of time and death.

He is sitting on a throne that is lit up behind him. He appears God-like– he also wears a glove on his hand a Tribute to Micheal Jackson that looks an awful lot like the Infinity Gauntlet, the device worn by Comic book Villain Thanos in the Avengers. The Infinity Gauntlet enables its wearer to harness the power of each Infinity Stone added to it. Thanos Used the Gauntlet to wipe out half of life in the universe with the snap of his fingers.

The Gauntlet in the Avengers is a symbol of reduction and depopulation. Usher leaves his throne and begins his performance. Behind him is a stylized U which of course would be seen as the initial for Usher but it also bears an uncanny resemblance to the alchemical symbol for reduction; when he removes his shirt later in the performance we see it again around his neck.

His long flowing cape is removed and he is wearing a white outfit and on the lapel you see that he is wearing a Phoenix Pin.

The ancient occult symbol of the Phoenix is extremely important to the occult elite: It is believed to be a divine bird going back to ancient Egypt, where the bird was known as the “Bennu”.

If the name Bennu sounds familiar it is because it was the asteroid that was sampled by a space probe called Osirus rex and the samples were recently sent back to Earth.

The Illuminati and the elites love to use ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian symbolism.

As with many Egyptian ideas, the tale of the Bennu passed into Greece and was restyled. As the Greeks tell it, the Phoenix is a striking, eagle-like bird with brilliant purple feathers, and plumes of alternating red and blue in its tail. It is extremely long-lived and essentially immortal because it can resurrect itself at its time of death.

The Phoenix is a symbol of the deluge of fire as the bird destroys itself in flames and then rises from the ashes. When it feels its end approaching, it builds a nest with the finest aromatic woods, sets it on fire, and is consumed by the flames. From the pile of ashes, a new Phoenix arises, young and powerful.

According to Manly P Hall, who was extremely well-versed in ancient occult literature, including texts that are not available to the “profane” masses or those uninitiated into the occult.

Most occultists believe that the Phoenix is a symbol of Lucifer who was cast down in flames and who they think will one day rise triumphant.

The elite and occultists also believe that only one of these magnificent birds lives at any one time, and lives to be about 500 years old. Then, it self-immolates and its body is reduced to ashes; however, a new Phoenix Bird immediately arises out of these ashes, to live another 500 years.

Usher ends his first song with the words “God Answers Prayers.” This is certainly symbolic of the purity he wishes to illustrate.

He then walks into a Magical circle of protection. Then he moves down the path and there you see the Scarlett Woman of Babylon.

Again the axiom of the Blue Oyster Cult song goes through my head :

“Books by the blameless and by the dead King in yellow, queen in red.”

A flowing crimson cape and red sequined clothing are worn by the lovely Alicia Keys. Then came a sexy dance a bump and grind and it is all interrupted by Jermaine Dupri –who looked like a preacher in a suit that showed his bare legs. It was as if he was delivering a sermon to the audience about the pure and the profane.

Heaven and Hell – Form Saturn to the Sun – the alchemical message has been sent.

Usher then busted out two of his most famous slow jams, Burn and U Got It Bad, and underneath him what appeared to be a clock made him the center of time itself — but then the clock burst into flames beneath him symbolizing that as the clock turns, everything burns–again symbolizing the Phoenix and the baptism by fire.

Reduction, depopulation, rising from the ashes as something new.

Transmogrification into perfection. Not in the I age of God – but in the image of man –and alchemical science – man goes from base lead to Gold,

Again similar to the Phoenix rising from the ashes, their ‘New World Order’ will be built out of the ashes of the ‘Old World Order’.

In other words, the symbolism of the Phoenix is that it can arise only from the ashes of the previous Phoenix. The previous Phoenix in occult thinking is this present civilization. Therefore, the current Phoenix must die and be thoroughly burned so that the new Phoenix, the New World Order of the Antichrist, can be established.

Then there was a Guitar Solo by H.E.R– this way Usher could make a transformation. He returned wearing roller skates looking more like a Robot — or a character from the Movie Tron.

He introduced for their collaboration OMG.

Lil Jon appeared for a slightly random but entirely welcome detour into his own hit “Turn Down For What.” But his arrival on stage made obvious to fans what was coming next.

Ludicrous appeared on stage wearing some strange futuristic outfit with huge feet. It appeared that the stars and the cast looked like mutants and Transhuman beings left behind after the alchemical burn.

There were moments where behind Usher there were Lazer pyramids and a blue flame flickering on a huge screen.

The intense heat of a blue flame can be seen as a symbol of transformation and purification. It can represent the burning away of impurities and the emergence of something new and refined.

Again it represents alchemical change after what is called the Blackening.

The term is all part of the occult ritual of bringing together and dissolving with flame.

The alchemists believed that the basis of the material world was a Prima Materia, or prime chaotic matter, which might be actuated into existence if impressed by “form.” The “forms” arose in the shape of the elements, earth, water, fire, and air. The Alchemists deduced that the limitless varieties of life were created out of the blending of the elements in particular proportions.

It can be argued that the world at this moment in time has been coerced into a ritual of sorts that will change the way we see humanity. Our souls are slowly being broken down or burned in or refined by fire and our DNA is being toyed with so that we can accept the bitter truth about our existence.

We become new after the burning times –which of course happen during Beltane — it is a rite of spring before May.

Solve et coagula” is a medieval alchemy quote, which is to say that nothing new can be built if not before we make space, breaking the old.

The halftime ritual was about the New Man that is transfigured through transhumanism.

There is no question that the new man is the replacement for God.

Some would accuse popular culture of proclaiming sports as God. Spiritual text, however, tells us that God is one, yet God is all—a profound but confusing mystery. In depicting the supreme being with a human face, theologians of many faiths have tried to draw that being nearer to us and make it easier for us to conceptualize God.

Inexplicable skills and exquisite performances in sports expose the wonder of a higher power. As the Bible’s book of Matthew offers, “With God all things are possible”

People including the players of the game were actually caught on camera praying and crossing themselves in the stadium.

There were also the “He gets us Commercials” about Jesus. These ads showed all people those who are different or of color are washing each others feet. many commercials like this were telling us that it is not good to hate each other.. and yet we still do.

Rituals or not, and paid commercials by the Christian elite fall flat when there are other performances that darken the mood.

But rituals of the Super Bowl use God as a metaphor and replace the resurrection with the burning fires of the Phoenix.

A Trial by fire is inevitable –which leaves us wondering about Nuclear fire and whether or not we will experience the unthinkable.

As tales of the Phoenix and the rebuilding of the worlds after the fire in an alchemist blackening — the commercials of the Superbowl, while entertaining — had a few that were indicative of what the future holds for us.

The first commercial right-out chute was a trailer for the New Movie “Quiet Place Day One.” It begins with terrifying images of fire falling from the sky and major cities being turned into burning ash, It again shows us a cataclysmic cycle that we learn is the result of an alien invasion.

Then there was a Dr. Pepper commercial that shows a disaster happening because of an opening of a time portal like what you would see at CERN. The possibility of a black hole opening up and swallowing up the planet has always been the fear of those who do not like the idea of having particles being slammed together in Geneva Switzerland.

The Prophet Nostradamus wrote in CENTURY 9 QUATRAIN 44

Leave, leave Geneva everyone!

Saturn will change wealth to weapons,

RAYPOZ will exterminate all the opposition.

Before the invasion, the heavens will show signs.

Is he speaking of a Positronic ray or some sort of portal that opens in Geneva? Nostradamus is very vague but certainly is a convenient way to make a point about CERN and the Large Hadron Collider.

It was just after these cataclysmic commercials that the Game came back honoring the Lahainaluna football team. The scenes of the burned-out area of Lahaina were shown in the beginning of the honorarium. The timing of the movie scenes of destruction and the Maui fire came together seamlessly to remind us that we are in a cycle of catastrophe.

There was even a reminder of the dystopia ahead when a trailer from the New Planet of the Apes movie was shown.

A Mountain Dew commercial that talks about having a blast –included the idea of being probed by aliens as a blast –again an alien reference –where we are now being shown that aliens and UFOs are going to be a fixed meme in the pop culture. There were UFOs in a commercial for Oreos — Martin Scorsese showed up in an alien invasion commercial for Squarespace.

There was also another commercial featuring aliens with Jeff Goldblum for

So using the references in the commercials for 2024 you will be seeing many disasters and quite possibly more alien stories. There were also Tv shows and movies being promoted for Climate change fears.

The sequel to the movie Twister called Twisters was promoted sans flying Cows — and a CBS TV show about a firefighter who fights massive forest fires called “Fire Country,”

Again all of these disasters and fires were also addressed in the Superbowl halftime presentation.

The Phoenix, the fire in time, and the transfiguration.

Big Changes are coming that will give us our baptism by fire and our transhuman 5G smart cities.

While rituals may help us organize and fashion that which is so vulnerable and unpredictable in our lives, ultimately the spiritual uncertainty of free will and fate emerge. The investment of whatever amount of energy, commitment, and rite does not guarantee success.

Nor are these rituals a curse that cannot be changed but they represent what is beating in the zeitgeist.

There is no better illustration of this paradox than the miracles and madness of the Super Bowl—unexplained victories and losses or even the speculations of a possibly rigged game in favor of a pop music princess that brought more ratings to the game.

The Unique naming of Usher as the halftime performer — ritualizing the Ushering in of the New Age — the ideals that were first introduced by Aleister Crowley and Jack Parsons who were members of the O.T.O.

He also ended his performance with what appeared to be the hand gesture as above, so below.

Whatever happens in a higher realm or plane of existence also happens in a lower realm.

The Superbowl is all about movement and change and relates to the dynamic aspect of ultimate reality. It is a metaphoric enactment of war. It exposes you to many wars both spiritual and through sports.

It illustrates archetypes of heroes and villains and paints a picture of what is to come –an oracle to the future.

It’s truly dizzying to think about how much time, money, energy, and human emotion goes into games that are, just games. Stranger still when I notice how we even create games about the games, and how we spend an inordinate amount of time assembling fantasy teams competing in office pools, or even developing conspiracy theories.

It is fun if you can read between the lines — but sometimes it can be daunting to analyze the games in the middle of noise that has no meaning whatsoever.

It is wise to use discernment.

But remember, the Chiefs won which in a way, makes conspiracy theorists right.

Now isn’t that a swift kick in the bowls?



Ryan Gable is a veteran radio personality and producer for his show, “The Secret Teachings.” His broadcast focuses on the Synchronicity and objective analysis of Alternative News, Health, History, the Paranormal, Symbolism, the Occult/Esoteric, Alchemy, Magic(k), Philosophy, and more, in the most distinct ways by finding parallels and patterns often overlooked. Spending much of his life on air, and having written several books, Ryan has also been a guest on dozens of other radio shows and has had his broadcast aired on a variety of networks. He’s on Ground Zero Radio, Monday-Thursday at 10 pm, pacific time and on Fridays at 10:30 pm. His website is:

Written by Ron Patton


This post currently has 9 comments.

  1. Mark

    February 12, 2024 at 6:29 pm

    I can’t wait. Clyde and Ryan always do great shows with all topics and they always nail the Super Bowl analysis!! I have seen A LOT of 3’s, and its multiples. What was with the giant clock that Usher was standing on and the burning wheel or zodiac?

  2. Pat

    February 13, 2024 at 2:07 pm

    Interesting show Clyde! I didn’t waste my time watching any of the Super Bowl. I think it’s just a circus.!

  3. Joel S

    February 13, 2024 at 6:04 pm

    Funny how there is now clips of Taylor Swift’s performing what some people said was demon conjuring. Strange person. Also noticed their eyes seem “dead”. Come addicts have same eyes. Saw one when I worked in prison. But his eyes, were really freaky. Pure evil.

  4. Joe

    February 13, 2024 at 8:13 pm

    casino’s internet bookie’s lol any thing can be fixed as A.R. Base ball n Henry Hill. Sammi bull.. FIFA cups. Derby’s lol a distraction j

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