(Melchizedek Communique, MC122509) "...eructabo abscondita a constitutione mundi."
The name Melchizedek lies like gold in the river. A mysterious meeting between Abram and Melchizedek, following the war of the kings, is mentioned in Genesis 14. Melchizedek, like Millard Fillmore, is the lost key, the stone which the builders rejected. 
In Genesis xiv. 18-20, we read how Abram received bread and wine from Melchizedek, King of Salem, and paid him tithes. But where was this Salem?
The location of Salem is much disputed, "but it was evidently somewhere West of the Jordan, in the country of the Canaanites." Because Melchizedek was king and priest of the Canaanites, this suggests some faith anterior to that of Abraham. And the covenants and treaties of friendship which Abram (Abraham) entered into with the Canaanites "raise a strong presumption that they could not then have been so wicked as they are represented to have been in the time of Moses, five hundred years afterward." 
Where was Salem? "Taking advantage of this uncertainty the Christians have settled it to be Jerusalem. But it happens in this case that a Heathen author removes the difficulty. Eupolemus states that Abraham received gifts from Melchizedek in the Holy City of Hargerizim, or of Mount Gerizim." 
Melchizedek ought to be written mlki-zdk "and means literally Kings of Justice."  Melchizedek is the King of Justice. His scales have been tipped in a contrary direction as of Sunday, December 20, 2009, when Mars went from direct to retrograde motion until March 10, 2010.  Manifestation of this balancing of the scales is hard to discern, but it may have something to do with passage of the health care legislation in the Senate, which roughly parallels the Mars reversal.
Or it may have something to do with peace, or war. "Salem" can signify "Shalom" which can mean peace.
"When David and the priests removed the holy place from Gerizim to the city of the Jebusites, they then, perhaps, first called it Jerusalem; and to justify themselves against the charges of the Samaritans, they corrupted the text in Joshua, as some of the most eminent Protestant divines are obliged to allow, substituting Ebal for Gerizim, and Gerizim for Ebal." 
"Melchizedek could not be king of the city of Jerusalem in the time of Abraham, because it was not built; for it was in the thicket in this place, Mount Moriah, where he found the ram fast by the horns, when he prepared to sacrifice his son Isaac." If there had been a city there in the time of Abraham, the history would have said that he went to the town to sacrifice. 
So where was Salem, and where is peace? A Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth to men, and women, of good will.
------- Notes -------  The Secret Doctrine of the Order of Melchizedek, by G.C.F. Grumbine. 1919.  Anacalypsis, by Godfrey Higgins. London: J. Burns, 1874.  "Pater Sadic Crosses Line of Adjustment", Melchizedek Communique MC122409 http://www.shout.net/~bigred/mc122409.html
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