LION 777: A Strange Puzzle?

You all know I love this sort of thing, don’t you? I received a comment on one of my earlier posts, Exposing A Scam: V3RDAD with a link to the site .:L:.I:.O:.N:. 7 7 7 | Order of Anarchy, which initially looked like a Cicada 3301-ish secret society.

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So it was clear they wanted me to “come hither.” Fine, then – I’ll give it a look. The site supposedly belongs to a group called Order of Anarchy (OA), and the landing page has the picture above as a background, with several menu options on top. If you scroll down, you’ll see this:

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The “poem” there reads:

First you must find a Tree
Once you find the tree decode the secret message.
You will be given more hints along the way.
Nothing is hidden anymore
The golden Scarab holds a key.
Enlightenment is ahead.

J777.

Below this, it reads:

Where the Tree is
The Answer
7777777.ga

Naturally, I followed this to the link at 7777777.ga, which had (of course) more puzzles, one of which appeared to be a rebus. I can reproduce that for you here, my readers, if you’d like to take a crack at it (though I have some thoughts of my own):

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bk-paus156559_independence

bk-paus156559_64e27e4f37c04f038446670b385afdf5

777_crowley

gucci

order_out_of_chaos

secret_science_club

 skull_and_bones

????

717

-END-

Below this was some cryptographic text, which read:

0XF6AA12E6=

1337

 And finally, at the end is a PGP-encrypted message:

—–BEGIN PGP MESSAGE—–
Version: GnuPG v2
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=SvTp
—–END PGP MESSAGE—–

So, what do I make of all this? Well, I can tell you a few things about the symbols above. The first one, obviously, is the Cicada 3301 logo. Do I think this is one of their puzzles? No. The second is the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

The third (the clock), reads 2:37. 237, according to my research, is an “angel number,” e as is 1337 (at the end of the message). According to the blog ANGEL NUMBERS – Joanne Sacred Scribes: ANGEL NUMBER 237, “Angel Number 237 is a message to pay special attention to your dreams, daydreams, visions, recurring thoughts and feelings.” As for 1337, “Angel Number 1337 is a message from your angels that you are being commended and applauded for your efforts as your successes are inspiring and uplifting and and you are helping and teaching others by being a positive example for others to follow.”

I don’t know for certain if these two things are related, but it seems odd that the LION site would attach some significance to both of these numbers, and that they would also be listed as “angel numbers.”

The door with the three question marks is an image taken from 777 and Other Qabalistic Writings of Aleister Crowley, so does that mean that this site borrows heavily from Crowley’s ideas? Meanwhile, the symbol with the eagles is a Masonic symbol, and the Latin phrase Deus Meumque Jus means “God and my right,” which is a motto of theirs. Below that, the squid symbol is taken from The Secret Science Club, an art center in Brooklyn (except that they’ve replaced it with “7th Prime”). And finally, underneath that is the logo for Skull and Bones, a secret society from Yale.

Anyhow, how are all these things connected? Is it just mumbo-jumbo? At first glance, it appears that someone has taken the symbols and mottos of various secret societies and jumbled them together.

Perhaps, as a whole, it’s supposed to form some greater message, but I haven’t figured that out yet. Any further thoughts on this?

 

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