Friday, September 22, 2006

MySpace Mike says Masonry is the Church of Satan

Ain't the Internet fun?! Where else can you meet so many nice people?

[Warning: This article contains "dirty words."]

A guy named Mike wrote us the other day at our MySpace account. Mike says of himself in his MySpace profile: "People would describe me as respectful, nice, and fun to be around. My friends say I'm too nice. But in the world of today I think there needs to be more people like me." Mike says he is 31, an auto worker in Michigan, and is going to college to become an accountant. He wears a baseball cap — brim towards the front — in his photo. He's looking for "some cool people to talk to and hangout with." Sounds like a fine fellow, the kind of man who'd make a good Mason, doesn't he?

I don't think so!

Apparently Freemasonry still has a bit of a bad image inside some people's heads. Here's Mike's email to the Widow's Son:
It's NOT just an old man's doughnut and coffee club!

What is said below is what freemasonary really is.

The "Illuminati" sounds fantastic but it is NOT a chimera. Hidden within Freemasonry, it is the Church of Satan. Its membership was known; its premises were raided. Plans and correspondence were seized and published. Defectors attested to the grave danger at formal inquiries. It was suppressed but went underground. It has since grown so powerful that it has literally defined the modern age (under the guise of "progress," "reform" and "revolution") and now threatens the future of humanity. THE ORIGIN OF MODERN DYSFUNCTION The term "Illuminati" means "enlightened ones" and refers to Lucifer, the "light bringer." Its essential philosophy is to substitute "reason" i.e. expedience for "right reason" i.e. universal morality. "Do as thou wilt" was the Illuminati motto. The Illuminati will define reality, not God or nature. Illuminism or "humanism" is a secular religion and a transition to Satanism (i.e. "tolerance").

Illuminati was founded May 1, 1776. Weishaupt wrote: "The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment, let it never appear, in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation. None is fitter than the three lower degrees of Freemasonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it." An understanding was reached with the Masons at the Congress of Wilhelmsbad on December 20, 1781 to add the Illuminati hierarchy to the first three degrees of Masonry. On returning home, Comte de Virieu, a Mason from the Martiniste lodge at Lyons, reported: "I can only tell you that all this is very much more serious than you think. The conspiracy which is being woven is so well thought out that it will be impossible for the Monarchy and the Church to escape it." Nesta Webster in her book World Revolution describes the modus operandi of the Illuminati. It applies to Adolph Hitler as well as Timothy Leary:

I like how you mason's act like you are doing society a favor. Who the hell would question your real activities if you help homeless, sick kids, donations, and all the bullshit? It's just a smoke screen isn't it? You think that by doing go works in the light and then behind closed doors sell your soul to Lucifer. All I can say is FUCK THE FREEMASONS AND FUCK THE ILLUMINATI.

More conversation was held via email before this spilled out into the comments section. Here are the rest of the emails between Mike and the Widow's Son:

From: Widow's Son at
Date: Sep 22, 2006 9:07 AM

It really is just an old man's doughnut and coffee club.

Thanks for writing.

Widow's Son

From: mike
Date: Sep 22, 2006 12:22 PM

Yeah sure it is. And so was Adolf Hitler's meetings at the round table, Right?

From: Widow's Son at
Date: Sep 22, 2006 1:13 PM


Where did you get your information? What books and/or websites?

From: mike
Date: Sep 22, 2006 2:25 PM

Thanks alot for putting me on you website. This isn't the first time something like this has happend. I like a good smear campaign. What have I offended you? Go ahead and get all your brothers of light to rally to you. I don't care. I must have scared you or got you worried. It's all good to me!

From: mike
Date: Sep 22, 2006 2:46 PM

Here you can put this on your website too! I guess all these Masons and former Masons are liars.

So if a fellow brother of the craft is guilty you will lie to protect him? Nice were and when can I join!

Excepted:"Further, that I will keep a worthy brother Master Mason's secrets inviolable, when communicated to and received by me as such, murder and treason excepted."

Expected: "I furthermore promise and swear, that I will aid and assist a companion Royal Arch Mason when engaged in any difficulty, and espouse his cause so far as to extricate him from the same, if within my power, whether he be right or wrong."

Masonry ought forever to be abolished. It is wrong - essentially wrong - a seed of evil, which can never produce any good.

President John Quincy Adams
Letters on the Masonic Institution
T.R. Marvin Press, Boston, 1847

"Freemasonry, says the 'Keystone' of Philadelphia has no right to be popular. It is a secret society. It is for the few, not the many, for the select, not for the masses."

The Freemason's Chronicle 1885, Vol I, Pg. 259
Catholic Encyclopedia - Masonry (Freemasonry)

"A Mason should know how to obey those who are set over him, however inferior they may be in worldly rank; or condition."

Macoy's Masonic Monitor, p. 14.
Disobedience and want of respect to Masonic superiors is an offense for which the transgressor subjects himself to punishment."

Mackey's Masonic Jurisprudence , p. 511

"The first duty of the reader of this Synopsis is to obey the edicts of his Grand Lodge. Right or wrong, his very existence as a Mason hangs upon obedience to the powers immediately set above him. Failure in this must infallibly bring down expulsion, which, as a Masonic death, ends all. The one unpardonable crime in a Mason is contumacy, or disobedience."

Webb's Freemasons' Monitor, p. 196

"The first duty of every Mason is to obey the Mandate of the Master…The order must at once be obeyed; its character and its consequences may be matters of subsequent inquiry. The Masonic rule of obedience is like the nautical, Imperative: "Obey orders, even if you break owners."

Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, page 525

The Scottish Rite Third-Degree Master Mason Oath

This commits the occult initiate to commit murder, if necessary:
I do promise and swear upon the Holy Bible never to reveal where I have received this degree . . . and in failure of this I consent to have my body opened perpendicularly and to be exposed for eight hours in the open air, so that the venomous flies may eat my entrails, my head to be cut off and put on the highest pinnacle of the world, and I will always be ready to inflict the same punishment on those who shall disclose this degree and break this obligation. So may God help and maintain me. Amen.
Later if he 'advances' in his Masonic career he will learn the secret identity of the God of the Lodge.


Mackey's Scotch Rite Masonry Illustrated
"The Complete Ritual of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Profusely Illustrated by a Sovereign Grand Commander, 33~"
Published by the Powner Company, Chicago Illinois
"A company from which Masons may order with confidence from a firm which has continuously served the craft since 1867"

Freemasons have traditionally answered their critics in one of two ways:

If the critic is not a Freemason, his criticism is dismissed. Freemasons say he could not possibly know the truth about the society because he has never been a member.

If the critic is a member which has left the society, Freemasons dismiss his criticism by saying that, for some unknown reason, he has developed a hatred against the society. This hatred not only caused him to leave Freemasonry, it has caused him to print absolute lies in an attempt to discredit and destroy the society.

A Masonic Critic

Q. Does the Masonic organization have specified goals for influencing or controlling various Christian churches? How does the influence of Freemasons corrupt Christianity?

A. You have asked some very good questions. Masonry does not directly tell its members to go out and influence, or control, churches. What it does do is to encourage its members to attend churches.

The practical effect is much more far reaching. Many churches are literally controlled by Masons. Many, many Southern Baptist Churches are controlled by deacons who are masons. The majority of pastors are willing to settle for a nice comfortable job. Seldom do they take a stand for truth at any substantial cost. I am not saying that all pastors are like this, but more than half are.

The basic problem between Freemasonry and Christianity is that Christianity holds that Jesus is everything, while Masonry teaches that He is nothing. Freemasonry has a plan of salvation which is based on imitation of their savior, "Hiram Abiff".

A Christian Activist

In the book, Ecumenism, written by a Freemason in 1908, it says "the goal is no longer the destruction of the Church but rather to make use of it by infiltrating it."

Bishop Graber
St. Athanasius, pg. 64-65

In 2002, we became aware of a website belonging to a Knights of Columbus chapter in California. Their Webmaster goes to some length to disparage Freemasonry using the old chestnuts including the Papal Encycals from 1738. It's too bad that there are bigots everywhere and that one person can so poison the well. Fortunately, such hatred does NOT appear on the national organization's website and there are many instances of Knights of Columbus members and Masons working together for the betterment of all mankind. In 2004, we noted that the intolerance and bigotry of Council #1271 of San Luis Obispo at their site formerly titled was not only gone but the site's name was up for sale as well. Good riddance to that kind of pedantic hatred!

Edward L. King
Anti-Masonry: Points of View

The Thrice Puissant Grand Master points to the papal tiara and declares:
"This represents the tiara of the cruel and cowardly Pontiff. It is therefore the crown of an imposter... that we trample it under our feet."
He asks if the candidate is willing to do this, and then all trample on the pope's crown, brandishing poniards and shouting "Down with Imposture!" Did we understand Pike correctly when he said that men of all races and creeds may take the Scottish-rite degrees without compromising their beliefs? We feel justified in doubting the faith of any Catholic who would insult the emblem of the pope's authority in a lodge ritual. Earlier in the 30th-degree ritual, the prospective Knights Kadosh are counseled,
"And, finally, keep aloof from uniting yourself with any sectional, political, or sectarian religious organization whose principals can in any way bias your mind or judgment, or in the slightest degree trammel with obligations the vows you have just made."
This leaves no question of first loyalty, Church or Scottish rite, should claim a man's first loyalty. President Charles A. Blanchard of Wheaton College pointed out,
"Not less than five or six times in the dreary monotony of this degree is the candidate given to understand that Christianity is a narrow, fanatical, intolerant system, while Masonry is a broad, comprehensive, generous one, and that if he is a good Mason he must not be a Christian."
This blasphemy is delivered by the Advocate in the working of the 31st degree:
"We revolt against the law, by which the crooked limbs and diseased organism of the child are the fruits of the fathers vices. We even think that a God, omnipotent and omniscient, ought to have permitted no pain, no poverty, no servitude. Our ideal of justice is more lofty than the actualities of God."
A recital of the lessons of the preceding thirty-one degrees begins the initiation ceremony of the 32nd degree. The candidates are told that "Masonry will eventually rule the world", and they pray for the "universal dominion of the true principals of Masonry."

William J. Whalen
Christianity and American Freemasonry
Ignatius Press 1958, 1987, 1998

William Whalen is a nationally known expert on comparitive religion, an author of 15 books and numerous magazine articles, and a retired Professor of Journalism of 42 years at Purdue University.

"If the bible was the holy book of the Christian enlightenment, then the Encyclopedia was the inspiration of the Enlightenment. Here was a compendium of human knowledge dealing with arts, sciences mechanics and philosophy which swelled to some 36 volumes by 1780. Begun by the Atheist Diderot in 1751, the Encyclopedia bore the imprints of Voltaire, Montesque, Rousseau, Buffon, Turgot and others. Gracing the title page of Diderot's compendium in the first edition was a drawing of Lucifer, symbol of light and rebellion, standing beside the masonic symbols of square and compass.

The Enlightenment mirrored the Christian religion. Reason became its revelation, nature its god. If the Enlightenment did not abolish the myth of god, it reduced god to a sort of absentee deity, a caretaker to the universe who was nevertheless subject to the laws of nature. Deism arose from the same fertile soil of the Enlightenment as had Atheism, and no doubt many deists were actually Atheists. The deistic god was symbolized in the masonic lodges as the "Great Architect of the Universe", certainly not the god of the Christian superstition."

American Athiests
The Enlightenment, Freemasonry, and The Illuminati

'In the period of the union Between Sweden and Norway 1814-1905 the King was simultaneously the Grand Master of the Lodges in both countries and the head of the Lutheran state-churches in both countries. The new Norwegian King Haakon VII did not wish to become Grand Master, not on religious grounds, but because he did not wish to become associated solely with the upper class.

Thus this traditional association between Freemasonry and the Protestant Church might explain why it is seldom questioned by the clergy in Scandinavia. Speculations concerning secret conspiracies were centered on the Jesuits, not the Masons. With the result that Jesuits were banned from entering Norway well into the 1950s.'

Jim Shaw, the demitted 33rd degree Freemason, who resigned from Masonry after becoming a Christian wrote in his book The Deadly Deception: "there is underlying all Masonic thinking and writing, an attitude and spirit of elitism which says, "Masonry is not for everyone, just for the select few." At the same time Masonry teaches it is the only true religion and that all other religions are but corrupted and perverted forms of Masonry.

This is both elitist and contradictory, in that it leaves no hope for the non-elite to ever be able to find the "true religion." Freemasonry proudly proclaims it makes good men better; but this leaves no provision for bad men to ever be able to become good."

He continues: "It is significant, I think, that those whom Masonry rejects and excludes are the very ones Jesus sought out to accept and minister to:

The Lodge excludes and rejects the blind, for they cannot see to engage in the signs and due-guards;

it rejects the crippled and maimed, for they cannot assume the body positions necessary for the signs and due-guards.

The deaf are excluded because they cannot hear the "secret" words.

The poor are excluded, for they cannot pay the fees and dues.

The mentally challenged are rejected because they cannot memorize the correct questions and answers to be recited in rituals in order to function in the Lodge.

The emotionally ill are rejected because they cannot be trusted with the "secrets."

Historically, blacks and women have been excluded simply because they are considered unsuitable."

"Jesus, on the other hand proclaims that "whosoever will, may come" and receive His gift of redemption and that all may "take the water of life freely" (Rev. 22:17). He especially reached out to the blind, the crippled, the mentally challenged and mentally ill, the poor and the unwanted - the very ones Masonry excludes and rejects (as unworthy)."

The late Dr. Walter Martin, world renown authority on comparative religion and author of the Christian classic: The Kingdom of the Cults, during a debate with a self professed "Christian Mason," on The John Ankerberg Show, referred to Masonry as "Metaphysical Satanism."

Dr. Martin also stated of Masonry that he strenuously objected to the paganism within it. Upon visiting the Masonic Temple in Los Angeles, he found there a statue of Moses, a statue of Zoroaster, one of Osiris, and statues of many Egyptian gods and goddesses. His objection was that "when you put Moses, a representative of the God of the Bible, in the midst of the pagan world, which God judged for its evil, condemning them as vile, depraved, and wicked, then you have gone beyond 'just symbols', and are playing with dangerous spiritual fire."

William Schnoebelen, former Witch and Satanist, former 32nd degree Mason, wrote in Masonry: Beyond The Light equating Freemasonry with Witchcraft. In a chapter called "The Witchcraft Connection," he lists the following occultists, witches and sorcerers who have all been high ranking Freemasons during the past century:

Arthur Edward Waite-occult writer, black magician, and Masonic historian who wrote an "Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry."

Dr. Wynn Westcott-member of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and founding member of the occult Order of the Golden Dawn whose members introduced "Tantric" perverted ritualistic sex to western society as worship.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers-co-founder of the occultic Golden Dawn.

Aleister Crowley-master satanist of this century who was pursued in letters by pseudo-scientist Afred Kinsey for his "sexual experiences," and who founded the anti-Christ religion, Thelema. He used children in perverted sexual rituals and advocated human sacrifice.

Dr. Gerard Encausse-(Papus) masterful author, teacher of the Tarot and leader of the occult Martinistes society

Dr. Theodore Reuss-head of the O.T.O., a German occult satanic society which made Aleister Crowley its head for the British Isles

George Pickingill-the master warlock of 19th century England, leader of the "Pickingill covens"

Annie Besant-leader of the occult Theosophical society and co-Masonic hierarch

Alice Bailey-founder of the occultic New Age, Lucis (formerly Lucifer) Trust and author of The Externalization of the Hierarchy" which foretells the "New Age" or New World Order" naming 1)Freemasonry, 2)the public School System, and 3)the mainline visible apostate "Christian" church as the three organizations through which the New World Order will insidiously infiltrate the world's society as a Trojan horse - from the inside.

Bishop C. W. Leadbetter-Theosophist, mentor to the failed New Age "Christ", Krishnamurti, and prelate in the occult Liberal Catholic Church

Gerald B. Gardner-hereditary witch largely responsible for reviving Witchcraft in the modern Western world. By 1951 the last of the English laws against witchcraft were repealed and throughout the 50s into the 60s Brother Gardner published some widely read books on the rituals and traditions of his covens which became the basis of the 'New Age' occult religion 'crafted' and marketed by Masonry to the youth of the world - Wicca.

'Zealous' and 'Illustrious' Freemasons one and all.

"The triumph of the Galilean", said the president of the Grand Orient, Senator Delpech, on 20 September, 1902, "has lasted twenty centuries. But now he dies in his turn. The mysterious voice, announcing (to Julian the Apostate) the death of Pan, to-day announces the death of the impostor God who promised an era of justice and peace to those who believe in him. The illusion has lasted a long time. The mendacious God is now disappearing in his turn; he passes away to join in the dust of ages the divinities of India, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, who saw so many creatures prostrate before their altars. Bro. Masons, we rejoice to state that we are not without our share in this overthrow of the false prophets. The Romish Church, founded on the Galilean myth, began to decay rapidly from the very day on which the Masonic Association was established".

Compte-rendu Gr. Or. de France, 1902, pg. 381
Catholic Encyclopedia - Masonry (Freemasonry)

"So the Pope is thinking about excommunicating our Prime Minister, is he? In the religion game, that's called hardball.

We can play hardball too. How about he can excommunicate our Prime Minister and we can get rid of the tax exemption on Catholic Church property? They'd have to start selling their real estate. Failing that, we'd have to seize it and auction it off. It's happened before."

Toronto Star
October 11, 2005


You are cautiously to examine him, in such a Method as Prudence shall direct you, that you may not be impos'd upon by an ignorant, false Pretender, whom you are to reject with contempt and Derision, and beware of giving him any Hints of Knowledge.

But if you discover him to be a true and genuine Brother, you are to respect him accordingly; and if he is in Want, you must relieve him if you can, or else direct him how he may be relieved; you must employ him some days, or else recommend him to be employ'd. But you are not charged to do beyond your ability, only to prefer a poor Brother, that is a good Man and true before any other poor People in the same Circumstance.

The Oaths, the Penalties, and the Secrets - whether all disclosed with perfect accuracy or not; whether understood as they were by the murderers of Morgan, or as explained by the defenders of Masonry - are unreasonable, odious, and I believe unlawful. The Oaths of all Masons, heretofor admitted, if they ever had any binding force, are dissolved by the public disclosure of the secrets, which they had bound themselves to keep. Their country calls on them to disclaim henceforth and forever all secrets, and as incidental to the injuction of them, all oaths and penalties. This reasonable and moderate call has not only been resisted by the great body of Freemasons throughout the United States, but no man, high or low, eminent or obscure, has dared to avow this opinion and unite in this call without being assailed in his reputation, robbed of his good name, insulted, abused and vilified openly and in secret, by individual Masons and by organized Lodges, a body of at least two hundred thousand men, scattered over the whole Union, - all active and voting men, linked together by secret ties, for purposes of indefinite extent; bound together by oaths and penalties operating with terrific energy upon the human heart, and upon its fears; embracing within the penalty within its laws the President of the United States and his leading competitors; and winding itself around every great politcal party for its support, like poisonous ivy round a sturdy oak, and round every object of its aversion, like the boa-constrictor around its victim. Such in faint and diluted colors is at this time the image of the Masonic Institution in these United States. Commanding despotically a large portion of the public presses - intimidating by its terrors multitudes of others - and amid all its internal dissensions, uniting with the whole mass of its power against every common adversary, one of the most alarming and pernicious characters in which it now presents itself, is that of its political dominion. You tell me that you are Antimasonic in your opinion and feelings, but are perplexed by the mixture of Politics with Antimasonry. But you place herein the effect before the cause. The mixture of Politics is with Masonry.

President John Quincy Adams
Quincy, Massachusetts
23 September, 1831

One of the most hidden secrets involves the so-called fall of Angels. Satan and his rebellious host will thus prove to have become the direct Saviours and Creators of divine man. Thus Satan, once he ceases to be viewed in the superstitious spirit of the church, grows into the grandiose image. It is Satan who is the God of our planet and the only God. Satan (or Lucifer) represents the Centrifugal Energy of the Universe, this ever-living symbol of self-sacrifice for the intellectual independence of humanity.

Sister H.P. Blavatsky
The Secret Doctrine
Pages 215, 216, 220, 245, 255, 533

It (Satan) is that Angel who was proud enough to believe himself God; brave enough to buy his independence at the price of eternal suffering and torture; beautiful enough to have adored himself in full divine light; strong enough to still reign in darkness amidst agony, and to have made himself a throne out of this inextinguishable pyre.

Brother Eliphas Levi
Historie de la Magie
Pages 16-17

From: Widow's Son at
Date: Sep 22, 2006 2:57 PM

No, Mike. I'm not scared or worried. Just always looking for good material for the blog. You're today's feature. An up-close-and-personal anti-Mason is always interesting.

Why do you care so much? I mean, it's obvious from the list of sources you sent that you have read a lot, and that this sort of thing interests you.

Are you religious? Is that why you hate Masons? Or are you a believer in conspiracy theories? Or both?

— W.S.

From: mike
Date: Sep 22 2006 3:27 PM

I don't hate masons. I and I don't think it's a conspiracy theory when there are alot of former masons who say it's a cult. And as far as why do I care? When high levels of gov. officials are masons it's my right to be concerned. Why is it not in our history books that Washington and many people who's signature is on the constitution are masons? Why is this fact not disclosed. And I have posted a blog of my own on your website. It seem the person who posted before me also believes what I say. Go check it out. But I'm sure you will delete it because yes it's very anti-masonic. GO CHECK IT OUT!

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  1. this guy is definitely out there. i have recently petitioned my local lodge to join and become a freemason. my grandfather helped found this lodge and i know him to have been a very devout christian man. at the time of his death he was a 32 degree scottish rite master mason and had a masonic funeral. what this guy doesn't realize is that to be a freemason you must be a believer in God. without that you can't join.

  2. I'm Mike the person who is pictured. I just wanted to say thanks to the person who put my picture up on the site. I must say that I look very good. Please stop by my myspace and message me. I really would like to hear from all the great brothers of light! Please enlighten me as to how great freemasonry is. So please let the smear campaign begin against me. And yes this really is Mike the guy pictured. Below I have pasted some info for all of you to read. Here's a link.

    We cordially invite you to spend a few minutes with us on this website. It may change your life, not only this life but your eternal life. There may be a variety of reasons why you came to this site. Whatever the reason, this site truly applies to every individual who enters these pages, young or old, male or female.
    Cephas Ministries comes to you in humility, with love and in service to Christ Jesus who wants us to defend His Word and to expose erroneous thinking and teaching in relation to the Word of God which relates to Masons who are members of churches as well as members of the craft.

    We know from our own experiences, and from books written by former Freemasons that the Lodge encourages members to go to church. We have a number of files, books, videos explaining what the true teaching of Freemasonry is from their documentation. We also have audio tapes by Christians who have left the Lodge, and pamphlets to prove that the craft and Christianity are diametrically opposed.

    We have nothing against Freemasonry in its own right as long as Masons know that God does not condone it, if they want to go to heaven, no matter how many good deeds Masons do. Salvation has nothing to do with good deeds but has everything to do with accepting Christ Jesus God's way. Christians are told in Ephesians 5:11 that they are not to have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. By mingling Masonic teachings with Christianity there is an effect of leaven permeating the whole loaf. Jesus Christ considers Himself to be unleavened bread and prays that the Body of Christ also in His likeness becomes unleavened.

    We appreciate the benevolent work and service Freemasons perform in their community from a practical point of view. What we are concerned with is heaven. Many Lodge members believe that they are staunch Christians. One could compare that belief to Mormons. They practice a type of Masonry in the Temples along with Christiniaty outside the Temples which does not wash. The price is too great, when Masons forteit eternal life because of their membership in the Lodge.

    Gentiles are very fortunate having "grace" without works which means the opportunity for complete forgiveness but only by accepting the only true Master, Jesus Christ, and renouncing the Lodge. We beg you to consider what former Masons have to say before it is too late. The Prince of this world does not practice truth. The Word of God does.

    "Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
    "For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light: For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and truth; Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
    "And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. For it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light." (Ephesians 5:6-14)
    "God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)


    2006 Ministry to Masons Conference May 11-13, 2006

    Asbury Theological Seminary
    The Second Section of the Master Mason Ritual in which Hiram Abiff is killed, buried and raised from the grave will be shown at this conference.

    Freemasonry and the Church
    The impact of Freemasonry on the church
    An Open Letter to a Masonic Church
    Purpose of the MTM Conferences
    2006 Ministry to Masons Conference
    May 11 - 13, 2006
    Asbury Theological Seminary
    Wilmore, Kentucky

  3. Here's more proof that freemasonry is a cult.


    Morals and Dogma, 28th Degree, called Knight of the Sun, or Prince Adept,
    by Albert Pike 33rd Degree, Supreme Pontiff of the Northwest District, circa 1894,
    This book is found in virtually EVERY Masonic Lodge in the USA and the world.
    This is the definitive doctrine of Freemasonry.

    PG-18 PLEASE!


    [ Balaam's Ass Speaks editor's notes are in these brackets. ]

    Albert Pike writes:

    Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two. The human unity is made complete by the right and left. The primitive man was of both sexes. The Divinity, one in its essence, has two essential conditions as fundamental bases of its existence--Necessity and Liberty.

    The laws of the Supreme Reason necessitate and regulate liberty in God, who is necessarily reasonable and wise.

    Knowledge supposes the binary. An object known is indispensable to the being that knows.

    The binary is the generator of Society and the law. It is also the number of the gnosis, a word adopted in lieu of Science and expressing only the idea of cognizance by intuition. It is Unity, multiplying itself by itself to create; and therefore it is that the Sacred Symbols make Eve issue from the very chest of Adam.

    Adam is the human Tetragram, which is summed up in the' mysterious Yod of the Kabalah, image of the Kabalistic Phallus. Add to this Yod [ Phallus ], the ternary name of Eve, and you form the name of Jehovah, the Divine Tetragramn, the transcendent Kabalistic and magical word:

    [ What follows is ALL sexual and filthy. ]

    Thus it is that Unity, complete in the fecundity of the Ternary, forms, with it, the Quaternary, which is the key of all numbers, movements, and forms.

    The Square, turning upon itself, produces the circle equal to itself, and the circular movement of four equal angles turning around one point, is the quadrature of the circle.

    The Binary serves as a measure for Unity; and the relation of equality between the Above and the Below, forms with them the Ternary.

    To us, Creation is Mechanism: to the Ancients it was Generation. The world-producing egg figures in all cosmogonies; and modern science has discovered that all animal production is oviparous. From this idea of generation came the reverence everywhere paid the image of generative power [ sexual reproduction ], which formed the Stauros [ male organ ] of the Gnostics, and the philosophical Cross of the Masons. [ Thus, the cross of Freemasonry is the male organ. ]

    Aleph is the man; Beth is the woman; One is the Principle. Two is the Word. A.'. is the Active; B.'. is the Passive. Unity is Boat, and the Binary is Jachin. [ This is pure filth, Pike makes Jehovah "One" and the male phallus, and he makes Jesus "Two" and the female vagina, by implication. A famous alleged Christian evangelist needs to study this book better. Perhaps he has, and this charms him privately. ]

    The two columns, Boaz and Jachin, explain in the Kabalah all the mysteries of natural, political and religious antagonism.

    [ These two columns are found in all Masonic temples, at the front, on either side of the throne where the "Worshipful Master" sits and receives the worship of the initiate. The world famous alleged Christian evangelist who joined Freemasonry in the 1980s had to kneel between two such columns and swear an oath to this system. ]

    Woman is man's creation; and universal creation is the female of the First Principle. [ This is Pike's Jesus Christ. ] When the Principle of Existence made Himself Creator, He produced by emanation an ideal Yod [ male organ ]; and to make room for it in the plenitude of the uncreated Light, He had to hollow out a pit [ vagina ] of shadow, equal to the dimension determined by His creative desire [ divine phallus ]; and attributed by Him to the ideal Yod of radiating Light.

    The nature of the Active Principle [ name for Jehovah ] is to diffuse: of the Passive Principle, [ Jesus Christ ] to collect and make fruitful.

    [ Thus, the male sperm goes from Jehovah to Jesus Christ. Not nice, friends, but this is the doctrine of Freemasonry.]

    Creation is the habitation of the Creator-Word. To create, the Generative Power and Productive Capacity must unite, the Binary become Unity again by the conjunction [ sexual intercourse ]. The WORD [Jesus Christ ] is the First BEGOTTEN, not the first created Son of God. [ If a certain alleged world famous Christian evangelist believes that, he is damned to hell. ]

    SANCTA SANCTIS, we repeat again; the Holy things to the Holy, and to him who is so, the mysteries of the Kabalah will be holy. [ This implies that if you see anything here that is sexually filthy, YOU have the dirty mind, not Pike. ] Seek and ye shall find, say the Scriptures: knock and it shall be opened unto you. If you desire to find and to gain admission to the Sanctuary, we have said enough to show you the way. If you do not, it is useless for us to say more, as it has been useless to say so much.

    The Hermetic philosophers also drew their doctrines from the Kabalah [ Babylonian pagan Jews wrote this ]; and more particularly from the Treatise Beth Alolzim or Domus Dei, known as the Prtezrmatica Kabalistica, of Rabbi Abraham Cohen Irira, and the Treatise De Revolutionibus Animarum of Rabbi Jitz-chak Lorja.

    This philosophy was concealed by the Alchemists [ Medieval witchcraft. which is still with us ] under their Symbols, and in the jargon of a rude Chemistry,--a jargon incomprehensible and absurd except to the Initiates; but the key to which is within your reach; and the philosophy, it may be, worth studying. [ Pike is encouraging occult witchcraft to the Freemason. It seems that a certain famous evangelist has followed this advice? ] The labors of the human intellect are always interesting and instructive.

    To be always rich, always young, and never to die: such has been in all times the dream of the Alchemists.

    To change into gold, lead, mercury, and all the other metals; to possess the universal medicine and elixir of life; such is the problem to be resolved...

    End of quote from Albert Pike


    Comment by editor:

    This is the doctrine to which a famous alleged Christian evangelist is now bound in an oath of death. Pope John Paul II is also bound to this doctrine in his P-2 or Masonic order in the Vatican. It is no small wonder that said alleged Christian evangelist and John Paul II see eye to eye. Albert Pike makes numerous other references to Christ as the female of the godhead, and in one place, Pike makes the Holy Spirit to be the sperm of the Masonic godhead.

    If a certain alleged Christian evangelist had, anywhere along the way, admitted that he took the Masonic oath, and if he had denounced it, this discussion would have been defused, and it would be a mute issue by now. But, said alleged Christian evangelist is above confessing sin, as is true of nearly all modern gurus in Christendom, so he may well die trying to cover his Masonic connections. Indeed, it would appear that he is rather secure in Freemasonry.

    It must be noted in passing that Promise Keepers has also built its doctrines on these phallic principles of Babylon.. Alleged evangelists, Promise Keepers, Freemasonry, Islam, Zionist Kabbalism, and the Roman Whore are all cast in the same mold. Can you not see that the alleged Christian evangelist is a splendid candidate to fill the office of the False Prophet? It is interesting that he has down-played end times doctrine for many years, just as his fellow ministers in the Southern Baptist Convention have done. Could it be that he is having a problem looking at his reflection in the Word of God's mirror?

    Said alleged Christian evangelist is perhaps the single greatest influence for evil in Christendom. Even the Pope does not enjoy the popularity this evangelist enjoys around the world. We may judge this by observing the welcoming crowd, for the two men, as they arrive at the airport. Is this not why the Pope covets the evangelist's approval and soft words?

    Who is the alleged world famous Christian Evangelist? If I tell you, he will sue me, as his pit bulls have threatened, and his Masonic buddies may well have me killed or jury rigged. See if you can figure it out please.

    In the words of Albert Pike, "Sancta sanctis, blab blab blab, enough said...." :-) To the adept in televangelism since 1948, this is enough.

  4. Grouchogandhi said...
    Talk about it!

    Oh yeah my friend I will talk and talk we shall!

  5. Let see what the good people at

    Have to say.

    Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian Science and Freemasonry

    At last, more compelling evidence has come in that strengthens the intimate ties between the two cults of Jehovah's Witnesses and Christian Science to the cult of Freemasonry. My original article only used symbolism (see below) to connect these cults, now there is some good documentation. Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, was an associate of 33rd Degree Freemason Henry Steele Olcott who founded the Satan worshipping cult called the "Theosophical Society" with evil female Freemason, mother of the New Age Movement and Hitler's spiritual guide, Helena Petrovna Blavatsky. Several Eddy brothers held seances and it was at one of these seances that Blavatsky met Col. Henry Steele Olcott. Mary Baker Eddy even married a Freemason and this became the ONLY secret society which she allowed other Christian Science members to join. Also she had her own material published in the Freemasons' Monthly Magazine. Several people connected with Christian Science such as directors and board members and a number of the editors of The Christian Science Monitor were Freemasons. Even the presidents of the Mother Church in 1922-23 and 1923-1924 were Masons. This article would not have been possible if not for the new book called "Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated" by Dr. Cathy Burns. I highly recommend this book.


    Christian Scientist Freemasons

    The names below are listed in the Masonic reference book called "10,000 Famous Freemasons" written
    by William R. Denslow, published by the Missouri Lodge of Research and has it's forword written by
    ex-Usa President Harry S. Truman. Instead of just listing the names and pages they are listed on, I have typed the whole of each article to silence critics who may claim I have made this all up. Remember these guys were not 'backseat' christian
    scientists but played a vital role, some as high as president of The Mother Church. All this information explains why this cult uses a masonic symbol. There is also a good chance that Mary Baker Eddy was a female freemason.

    Erwin D. Canham

    Editor of Christian Science Monitor.

    b. Feb 13, 1904
    at Auburn, Maine. Received B.A. and Litt.D. from Bates College; L.H.D. Boston University and was Rhodes Scholar at Oxford Univ. England, receiving B.A. and M.A. in 1936. Began with the Christian Science Monitor, in 1925 and has covered many important national and international stories for his paper including the League of Nations assemblies of 1926-28, Ramsay MacDonald's tour of the U.S.; London Naval conference; trips of American Presidents; nationwide political surveys; inauguration of Philippine Commonwealth. He was head of the Washington Bureau from 1932-1939; general news editor 1939-41, managing editor, 1941-44 and editor since 1945. Mason.

    George Channing (1888-?)

    Editor of Christian Science Journal, Sentinal and Herald since 1949.

    First reader, mother church, Boston, Mass., 1941-42. b. Nov. 21, 1888 at Providence, R.I. Studied at Brown, Yale and Boston Univ. Began journalistic work on Providence (R.I.) Journal 1913. Was city editor of Seattle Star, 1921-23. Mason, 32nd Degree AASR. Deceased.

    Paul S. Deland

    Managing editor and member of editoral council of The Christian Science Monitor since 1945.

    b. at North Brookfield, Mass., he was first a real estale dealer before turning to journalism in 1905. He served as a reporter and a feature writer on papers in Worcester, Mass., New Haven, Conn. and Boston. Has been with the Christian Science Monitor since 1908. Mason and 32nd Degree AASR (NJ)

    Alexander Dodds (1874-1920)

    Editor. b. April 5, 1874 at Allegheny, Pa. and was a newspaper writer and editor from 1890.

    He was associate publisher of The Builder, Pittsburgh from 1894-96 and was later with the Pittsburgh Dispatch and managing editor of the Christian Science Monitor from 1908-14. From 1914-16 he was managing editor of the Los Angeles Herald and vice president of the United Press Assn. 1909-12. Mason. d. Nov. 30, 1920.

    Arnold H. Exo

    Christian Science Church Official.

    b. in Muscatine, Iowa. He was a district advertising manager for Household Finance Corp. from 1931-41, and in 1942 became a Christian Science practitioner and later a reader. He has been 1st reader of the First Church of Christ Scientist in Boston since 1956. Mason.

    Albert F. Gilmore (?-1943)

    Editor of Christian Science Weekly and monthly magazines, 1922-29, and
    president of The Mother Church, 1922-23.

    b. in Turner, Maine. He was a graduate of Bates Coll. He was first a high school principal, and then with
    a book company. From 1914-17 he was first reader of the First Church of Christ Scientist at Brooklyn,
    N.Y. Mason. d. June 8, 1943.

    Roland R. Harrison (1878-1940)

    Managing editor of the Christian Science Monitor.

    b. June 10, 1878 at Smithville, NY. Graduate of Cornell U. in 1903. From 1903-22 he was with the
    following newspapers: Brooklyn Standard Union; New York Times; New York Herald. He joined the
    monitor staff at Boston in 1922, and was executive editor from 1924-29, and administrative editor from
    1939. He was publisher of the Christian Science Publishing Society from 1929-39. Mason. d. Jan 16,

    Charles E. Heitman (1874-1948)

    Manager of Christian Science Publishing Society, and director of The Mother
    Church, 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston.

    b.Nov. 12, 1874 in McLean Co.,Ky.He was first reader of 2nd Church of Christ, Scientist, at New York
    City from 1918-21, and president of The Mother Church in 1923-24. From 1926-27 he was associate
    editor of the Christian Science Monior. Served as corporal in Roosevelt's Rough Riders in
    Spanish-American War. Member of Marble Lodge No. 702 at Tuckahoe, N.Y., and 32nd Degree AASR
    in Boston, Mass. d. Oct. 1, 1948.


    The text below comes from the book called "To Be God Of One World" by Robert Sessler who got most of this information from the book "The Watchtower And The Masons" by Fritz Springmeier.

    What about the Church of Jehovah's Witnesses? This church was founded by Charles T. Russell. Russell was certainly well acquainted with the Occult and Masonry because he used the 33rd Degree Masonic Symbol 9winged sun-disk with opposing snakes) in some of his books! He also used the Knights Templar symbol (a cross inside a crown sometimes encircled by a wreathe or glory) in a number of his papers and books. Russell is also buried in a pyramid with masonic symbols on its capstone.

    Charles Russell even gave a sermon in which he stated that Jesus Christ was the "Grand Master" of this Order to which Russell and the rest of the Jehovah's Witnesses belonged! He stated:

    "...the Lord Jesus, the grand and everlasting Head and Master of this Order...the Grand Master....We are not hindered from telling the ultimate purposes of this grand Secret Order which our Lord organized..."

    But this tatic of trying to make Jesus Christ of Nazereth the head of a Secret Order devoted to the occult is nothing new. Adam Weishaupt states exactly the same thing about his Secret Order of the Illuminati, which is devoted to the occult:

    "Jesus of Nazereth, the Grand Master of our Order, appeared at a time when the world was in the utmost disorder...he took in the aid of Religion...and, in a very clever manner, he combined his secret doctrines with the popular religion...and they have been handed down to the Free Masons."

    So there is very little difference seen between the "Order" or the Jehovah's Witnesses church that Russell founded, and the Order which Weishaupt founded for the purpose of bringing in and ruling a New Age. In fact Russell frequently talked about this New Age--calling it a "Golden Age" to come. He preached a sermon on it entitled "Must We Abandon Hope of a Golden Age." He even established a paper called The Golden Age which is now called Awake.

    But is this teaching of the "Golden Age to come" exclusively Charles Russell's and the Jehovah's Witnesses? No!

    "...the 17,500 [Masonic] lodges of the U.S. and Canada...are to act as harbringers of that'New Order of the Ages,' that Great Golden Age that is to come...May the Masonic Order become reorientated to make its peculiar contribution to that Glorious Objective."

    But this hope of a "Golden Age to come" does not originate with the Masons either. It is an ancient Egyptian and Babylonian term specifying the time which "men and gods could live together happily." Hence we see that this great push towards a New World Order for the Ages, is nothing more than the ancient Plan for a One World System.

    But these occultish and spiritualistic teachings of Russell's did not pass away when he died, but continue within the church of Jehovah's Witnesses. The church teaches the New Age belief that "Now we are in the end of this gospel age, and the kingdom [of Christ] is being established or set up." That this kingdom "will obtain full, universal the earth, [and that] He whose right it is thus to take dominion will then be present as earth's new Ruler" who will reign over "the new order of things on earth" in "His millennial kingdom."

    They even teach that:

    "...our minds [must be made] over so as to transform our lives in expectation of the approaching new world....
    "Let us keep our minds new...[and then if] we live through this old world's complete end, we shall enter the new world with a mind made tune with the glorious new world."

    In fact they claim that the Society of Jehovah's Witnesses is "the New World society"! This society, ever since the days of Russell, is also involved in Pyramidology or the study of its geometric shape and measurements in order to predict future events. They even claim that it was the God of heaven that designed the pyramid!

    "In the passages of the Great Pyramid [Cheops] of Gizeh...[when the measurements are combined with chronology] proves that the same God designed both pyramid and plan..."

    But did God have anything to do with the plan or design of the Great Pyramids? No. Masonic leader Manly P. Hall writes:

    "[To] the Egyptians the Great Pyramid was associated with Hermes, the god of wisdom and letters and the Divine Illuminator...the pyramid...was in reality the supreme temple of the Invisible and Supreme Deity....the first temple of the Mysteries, the first structure errected as a repository for those secret truths...
    "Through the mystic passageways and chambers of the Great Pyramid passed the illumined of antiquity. They entered its portals as men; they came forth as gods. It was the place of the 'second birth,' the 'womb of the Mysteries,' and ...Somewhere in the depths of its recesses there resided an unknown being who was called 'The Initiator,' or 'The Illustrious One..."

    This "Initiator" into the Mysteries we know to be Lucifer, or Satan. So you can see that Jehovah's Witnesses are clearly involved with the teachings of Masonry, and hence the spiritualistic Luciferic doctrines of ancient Babylon.

    Masonic Symbolism within the Cults of Jehovah's Witnesses and Christian Science

    This is the Knights Templar Symbol for the York Rite of Freemasonry. This degree is equivalent to the 32nd Degree of Freemasonry and is the highest degree of the York Rite. Shown below is examples of how the Christian Science and Jehovah's Witnesses cult have used this symbol.

    This is where Charles Taze Russell, 33rd Degree Freemason and founder
    of the Jehovah's Witnesses cult is buried.

    Here is a close-up of the JW pyramid clearly showing the Masonic Knight
    Templar symbol and the All-Seeing Eye of the Illuminati at the peak. (see the U.S. $1 Bill)

    The main logo for the Christian Science cult is also the Knights Templar symbol.
    (Christian Science Journal, Special Issue, December 1992)

    Coming Soon

    Ok so I've been a bit slow. But I'll always come through with the goods and as things stand I still have a lot more to add to this page including:-

  6. No one is saying that masons are the cause of all the ills affecting the world. But when high officals in the gov. are part of secret society they have their fingers in alot of the pies. It's been proven and well documented that Bush a member of skull and bones I might add is part of the problem. His grandfather Prescott has been caught selling oil to Hitler. And it is documented that Sirhan Sirhan was a member of the Scottish Right Lodge. Now what did he do? Shot Kennedy in the hotel kitchen. I believe it's what the mason's call a patsy but I could be wrong. Yeah.
    vikingdl said... has ethics and treats others by the Golden Rule, they will have money, power and a better chance to control their lives....
    Um, okay but if you are a mason you have better chance then most.

  7. The First Degree of Freemasonry Watch

    The very word "secrecy" is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers, which are cited to justify it.

    President John F. Kennedy
    Address to Newspaper Publishers
    April 27, 1961

    'The Craft'
    'The Old Religion'...

    The Devil as 'Baphomet' making the supposed "Sign of St. John"

    Let the 'Oblations' begin...

    'Getting a Grip'...

    'On the Square'...

    The following instruction sets out guidance governing the membership by members of the armed forces of societies such as freemasons: there is no intention or policy to preclude service personnel from membership of any lawful and benevolent organisation. However, involvement in organisations of a secretive nature, such as the freemasons, carries with it the risk of establishing disparate loyalties which may have a destabilising influence on the chain of command, not least by the perception of preferential treatment and undue influence. While membership of such organisations is clearly a matter for the individuals concerned, serving personnel should not encourage or promote membership amongst their colleagues, meetings should not be held on MOD premises, and use should not be made of any MOD property.

    Ministry of Defense
    United Kingdon
    New 2001 Department Policy on Freemasonry in the Military

    'Freemasonry is not A religion, Freemasonry IS religion'...

    'We're just a charity, we're no different than your golf club or bowling league'...

    "All secret, oath bound, political parties are dangerous to any nation."

    President Ulysses S. Grant

    'Freemasonry is not a Secret Society, Freemasonry is a Society with Secrets'...

    "I saw a code of Masonic legislation adapted to prostrate every principle of equal justice and to corrupt every sentiment of virtuous feeling in the soul of him who bound his allegiance to it.

    "I saw the practice of common honesty, the kindness of Christian benevolence, even the abstinence of atrocious crimes; limited exclusively by lawless oaths and barbarous penalties, to the social relations between the Brotherhood and the Craft. I saw slander organize into a secret, widespread and affiliated agency....I saw self-invoked imprecations of throats cut from ear to ear, of hearts and vitals torn out and cast off and hung on spires. I saw wine drunk from a human skull with solemn invocation of all the sins of its owner upon the head of him who drank it."

    President John Quincy Adams

    Brother Timothy McVeigh 32°

    A more modern example of the potential for problems within Masonic lodges is the "P2" incident in Italy. This involved the masonic lodge Propaganda Massonica (recognised by the English Grand Lodge in 1972) and its Master, Licio Gelli. A chance discovery by police involving a financial swindle uncovered a membership of P2 which included 43 MPs (including 3 cabinet ministers), 43 generals, 8 admirals (including all the armed forces chiefs), all of the heads of the security services, and hundreds of public servants and diplomats. A subsequent Parliamentary inquiry established that the lodge was the focus of nothing less than a right wing conspiracy to take over Italy.

    Martin Short
    Inside the Brotherhood
    London: Harper Collins, 1997

    'God's Banker'
    Roberto Calvi, P2
    Found hanged under London's Blackfriars Bridge
    One of the symbols used by Italian Freemasonry is a Black Friar...

    'Il Cavaliere'
    Silvio Berlusconi, P2
    Italy's Wealthiest Man and new Prime Minister...

    What matter the means as long as one arrives at the end?

    Honre-Gabriel Riquetti, Comte de Mirabeau
    'The Great Terror' Revolutionary and Freemason
    Paris, 1789

    Brother Napoleon Bonaparte
    Hegemonic Dictator and Destroyer of Europe

    Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) was initiated into Army Philadelphe Lodge in 1798. His brothers, Joseph, Lucian, Louis and Jerome, were also Freemasons. Five of the six members of Napoleon's Grand Councel of the Empire were Freemasons, as were six of the nine Imperial Officers and 22 of the 30 Marshals of France.

    But Freemasonry is democratic, loyal, a-political, and peaceful right?

    Grand Master Guiseppi Mazzini 33°
    Founder of Italian Freemasonry
    Revolutionary Terrorist Leader
    Sicilian Gangster
    Mafia Founder

    Mazzini Authorizes Thefts, Arson, Poisoning.
    Mazzini Autorizza Furti, Incendi, Avvelenamenti.

    Andrew Varna
    World Underworld, Page 58
    Museum Press
    London, 1957

    Brother Adam Weishaupt
    Founder of the Bavarian Illuminati

    By this plan we shall direct all mankind. In this manner, and by the simplest means, we shall set all in motion and in flames.

    Spartacus (Weishaupt, a Professor) to Cato (Zwack, a Lawyer)
    On founding of the Illuminati in 1776
    Ingolstadt, Germany

    The Seal of the Illuminati

    Let the Brother be brought to Light...

    I declare and I challenge all mankind to contradict my declaration, that no man can give any account of the order of Freemasonry, of it's origin, of it's history, of it's object, nor any explanation of it's mysteries and symbols, which does not leave the mind in total uncertainty on all these points. Every man is entitled therefore, to give any explanation of the symbols and a system of the doctrine that he can render palatable.
    Hence have sprung up that variety of systems, which for twenty years has divided the order. The simple tale of the English, and the fifty degrees of the French, and the Knights of Baron Hunde, are equally authentic, and have equally had the support of intelligent and zealous brethren. These systems are in fact but one. They have all sprung from the Blue Lodge of three degrees.

    Adam Weishaupt

    'The Hidden Hand'...

    It is useless to deny, because it is impossible to conceal, that a great part of Europe--the whole of Italy and France and a great portion of Germany, to say nothing of other countries--is covered with a network of these secret societies, just as the superficies of the earth is now being covered with railroads.

    Benjamin Disraeli
    July 14, 1856

    J. Wilkes Booth

    Don't wish to disturb you. Are you at home? J. Wilkes Booth.

    In an act that would haunt Andrew Johnson during his impeachment trial; just seven hours before Lincoln's assassination, John Wilkes Booth left a note at Vice President Andrew Johnson's residence that read "Don't wish to disturb you. Are you at home? J. Wilkes Booth."

    Vice President Andrew Johnson

    Among the many parallels and co-incidences that are widely and often commented on between John F. Kennedy's and Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Assassination are the following points that have been overlooked:
    1. Both assassinations involve an elaborate conspiracy which implicates many prominent men, most of whom who turn out to have 'met on the level and parted on the square'.

    2. Both assasinated Presidents are not Freemasons.

    3. Both assasinated Presidents are replaced by Vice-Presidents who are Freemasons.

    Shortly after his impeachment investigation began, Albert Pike and Gen. Gordon Granger met with President Andrew Johnson for some three hours at the White House. Soon afterwards, when Granger was summoned before the Judiciary Committee, he was asked to disclose the substance of that conversation with the president. Granger testified:

    They [President Johnson and Pike] talked a great deal about Masonry. More about that than anything else. And from what they talked about between them, I gathered that he [Pike] was the superior of the President in Masonry. I understood from the meeting that the president was his subordinate in Masonry....

    Gavrillo Princip
    Member of Black Hand Masonry
    Assassin of Heir to Austro-Hungarian Throne
    The Destruction and Slaughter of a Generation

    During the trial of Archduke Ferdinand's killer, Gavrillo Princep testified that his colleague, Ciganovich, "told me he was a Freemason" and "on another occasion told me that the Heir Apparent had been condemned to death by a Freemason's lodge." Moreover, another of the accused assassins, Chabrinovitch, testified that Major Tankositch, one of the plotters, was a Freemason.

    Mary Edith Durham
    The Sarajevo Crime, pages 85 - 86
    George Allyn and Unwinn, Ltd.
    London, 1925

    'More light please'...

    The Sun, the Moon, and the Master of the Lodge...

    It was during that period that I became interested in freemasonry. ... In the eighteenth century freemasonry became expressive of a militant policy of enlightenment, as in the case of the Illuminati, who were the forerunners of the revolution; on its left it culminated in the Carbonari. Freemasons counted among their members both Louis XVI and the Dr. Guillotin who invented the guillotine. In southern Germany freemasonry assumed an openly revolutionary character, whereas at the court of Catherine the Great it was a masquerade reflecting the aristocratic and bureaucratic hierarchy. A freemason Novikov was exiled to Siberia by a freemason Empress.

    I discontinued my work on freemasonry to take up the study of Marxian economics. ... The work on freemasonry acted as a sort of test for these hypotheses. ... I think this influenced the whole course of my intellectual development.

    Leon Trotsky
    My Life: The Rise and Fall of a Dictator
    pages 124-127

    Looking towards the EAST, the place of Masonic LIGHT...

    And our expression, that our Lodges extend upwards to the Heavens, comes from the Persian and Druidic custom of having to their Temples no roofs but the sky.

    Illustrious Albert Pike 33° '
    Morals and Dogma, page 366.

    Death, Birth, and Resurrection

    The 'poor candidate in a state of darkness' is 'made a Mason' when he is 'born again' into the 'light' of the ancient pagan religion of Freemasonry via the occult waterless baptism ritual.

    Merry Mithras...

    Brother Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

    His cheeky 'slip' was neither forgotten, nor forgiven...

    But Mozart joined Freemasonry
    An international Secret Society.
    With symbols and ritual and mystery,
    And Hiram Abiff in its third degree.

    With passwords, and handshakes, and door knocks.
    And covert signs when they are needed,
    But most of all, an oath of secrecy,
    Which each Mason is warned, must be heeded.

    Now Mozart's final opera (The Magic Flute)
    Was a peculiar one it would seem,
    For the story of this opera
    Contained a strange Masonic theme.

    But more than this it so happened,
    Or maybe it was meant to be
    In this work, Mozart "leaked out" Masonic secrets
    Perhaps a bit carelessly.

    Thunders the Worshipful Master from his stand,
    Or he will be dealt a fatal blow
    From the vindictive Masonic Hand.

    Yes - When a Mason discloses the secrets,
    He somehow meets with a tragic fate.
    As did, for example, William Morgan,
    At a somewhat later date.

    Now, curiously enough with Mozart,
    Shortly after this opera's premier,
    The composer was to meet with death,
    Though he was only in his thirty-sixth year.

    For to reveal the secrets of this order
    Is to its members a serious sin.
    And so til this day some have wondered:
    Did the Masons do Mozart in?

    We've got some 'pull' with that 'fellow'...

    Worshipful Master: * * *. (Strikes his gavel three times.)

    WM: Brother ______, if you are still willing to take the Obligation, say "I", repeat your name in full, and repeat after me.

    Candidate: I, _____ ______, of my own free will and accord, in the presence of Almighty God and this Worshipful Lodge of Master Masons, erected to Him and dedicated to the memory of the Holy Saints John, do hereby and hereon solemnly and sincerely promise and swear that I will keep and conceal and never reveal any of the secrets belonging to the Degree of Master Mason, which I have received, am about to receive, or may be hereafter instructed in, to any person unless it shall be to a worthy Brother Master Mason, or within the body of a just and duly constituted Lodge of such, and not unto him or them until by due trial, strict examination, or lawful Masonic information, I shall have found him or them justly entitled to receive the same.

    Question: Why does Freemasonry dedicate itself to John the Baptist and John the Evangelist but not have any mention of Jesus Christ in its 'charges' or rituals?

    Answer: As an organization comprised of a plurality of religious faiths, it is not to be expected that any one religion should be represented except to deceive the naive and ignorant. The John's are allusions or references to alternative forms of "christianity" in which Jesus Christ is man only, not God-man, begotten not made from God. These alternatives are called "gnostic", heretical syncretistic sects that mix Hellenistic pagan religions with Neo-Platonism.

    Question: Why does Freemasonry forbid the use of Jesus Christ in place of the 'Great Architect of the Universe' in open lodge but contradistinctly emphasise the 'Holy Saints John'?

    Answer: See response supra.

    Question: Does Freemasonry have any relation to the heretical Johannite Sects of the Mid East known as the 'St. John Christians' who revere John the Baptist but despise Jesus Christ who they term the 'Vomiter of Lies'?

    Answer: Yes. The Johannite link is an allusion to a secret church of St John, i.e. a gnostic sect of Nestorian/Gnostic Christians who deny the Divinity of Jesus Christ.

    The use of the Johns is to lull Christians into acceptance of Freemasonry's religious allusions as legitimate. They are not legitimate references, but deceptive pretences designed to seduce the naive.

    The latent meaning is that the order is the secret church of Jesus Christ. This is a lie, but the naive are allowed to conclude this if they so wish. Masons actually who seek light/understanding are lead into the darkness of moral corruption and ego defence mechanisms. They are allowed to believe and speak nonsense under the auspices of the order by men, their dominant masters who know better but must conceal the Truth from their submissives.

    Question: Was not the Knights Templar accused of ascribing to the same Johannite Heresy, and does not Freemasonry promote itself in secret as being the direct descendants of the Knights Templar?

    Their Jesus is not the Christ but a man only. It is an organization of blasphemy to normative Christians which stands in agreement with the abuse of the Christian Bible and St. John and denial of Jesus Christ as true God and true man. It is a fraud designed to deceive the public and masons into thinking that they can be masons and Christians too. That is not possible, save as a Christian heretic or apostate which denies the divinity of Jesus Christ.

    Note well that St. John omits the institution of the Holy Eucharist during the seder meal on Holy thursday, according to the Scriptural narrative. The other, Synoptic Gospels' authors declare the divinity of Jesus Christ and that the sacraments through His church are instituted by Him for the salvation of all believers.

    Freemasonry is a counterfeit salvation into self-absorption and delusion that seduces seekers from their faith, so they use as a pretence and facade, the most gnostic of the Evangelists to hide the order's animus to the claims of religion, any religion. The mason is gradually seduced away from normative morality into a new age world of false morality in which the member withdraws from his former life's attachments and substitutes them with Freemasonry's false promises. the member becomes thusly increasingly dependent upon the order as a parental surrogate and authority figure until the member is so completely dependent upon the order that he will lie or commit criminal acts on its behalf, for he has nothing else in this world or the next to sustain him and dare not oppose the peer pressure of his fellow masons' retaliation.

    Furthermore: I do promise and swear that I will support the Constitution of the Grand Lodge of the State of Nevada, also all the laws, rules, and edicts of the same, or of any other Grand Lodge from whose jurisdiction I may hereafter hail; together with the by-laws, rules, and regulations of this or any other Lodge of which I may become a member, so far as the same shall come to my knowledge.

    Question: What about the laws of the STATE of Nevada?

    Civil laws pursuant to the obligation may be circumvented at will. A noticeable omission that subordinates obedience to civil laws at best and subverts them at worst, by alienating the allegiance of the member from the family and state and religion to the Order who becomes the members family and authority.

    Furthermore: I do promise and swear that I will answer and obey all due signs and regular summons sent me from the body of a just and duly constituted Lodge of Master Masons, or handed me by a worthy Brother of this degree, if within the length of my cable-tow.

    Question: But isn't Masonry Free?

    Answer: There are initiation fees and annual dues to be paid. The true cost is the de-individuation of one's personality by submission to the mob mind of the masonic cult. Instead of knowledge and liberty, the mason grows ignorant and bondaged within a guilded cage of degrees designed to dazzle the neurotic mind from realizing the process of debasement into which it has willing succumbed.

    Furthermore: I do promise and swear that I will help, aid, and assist all poor and distressed Master Masons, their widows and orphans, they applying to me as such, I finding them worthy, and can do so without material to myself or family.

    Question: What about all poor and distressed NON Masons, their widows, and orphans?

    Answer: Masonry is a cult based upon mediocrity and mendacity. It is elitist, racist and misogynist. Masons come firstly. The notion of masons advocating democratic freedoms and rights is pure nonsense. It is a deceptive lie. Their practical volume of the sacred law is the book for tyrants by Machiavelli called The Prince, or the egotistic selfishness of the philosopher Ayn Rand (a woman!), who advocated a might is right, laissez-faire capitalism with no regard for social welfare for the disadvantaged.

    Furthermore: I do promise and swear that I will keep the secrets of a worthy Brother Master Mason, when communicated to me as such, as secure and inviolate in my breast as they were in his before communication.

    Question: Then why does Masonry claim it is only the "Means of Recognition" that are kept secret?

    Answer: Masonic propaganda through the internet is a deliberate means of deception, by evasion, deception and denial of the Truth. There is much that they need to keep secret, and much fraud that they need to perpetrate to lure in new members. It is not what they say, it what they conceal that the public needs to know.

    Furthermore: I do promise and swear that I will not give the Grand Hailing Sign of Distress of a Master Mason, except for the benefit of the Craft while at work or for the instruction of a Brother, unless I am in real distress; and should I see the sign given, or hear the word spoken, I will hasten to the relief of the person so giving it.

    Question: What about when a NON Mason gives a sign of distress?

    Answer: No obligation required. Typical of an elitist and anti-social cult.

    Furthermore: I do promise and swear that I will not give the substitute for the Master뭩 Word in any other way or manner than that in which I receive it, which will be on the Five points of Fellowship, and at low breath.

    Furthermore: I do promise and swear that I will not wrong, cheat, nor defraud a Master Masons Lodge, or a worthy Brother of this degree to the value of anything, knowingly, nor suffer it to be done by another, if in my power to prevent.

    Question: What about wronging, cheating, or defrauding a NON Mason?

    Answer: See previous response, supra.

    Furthermore: I do promise and swear that I will not knowingly strike a Brother Master Mason, nor otherwise do him personal violence in anger, except in the necessary of myself, family or property.

    Question: What about striking or doing personal violence in anger to a NON Mason?

    Answer: See previous response, supra.

    Furthermore: I do promise and swear that I will not have illicit carnal intercourse with a Master Mason뭩 wife, widow, mother, sister or daughter, nor suffer it to be done by another if in my power to prevent.

    Question: What about not having illicit carnal intercourse with a NON Mason's wife, widow, mother, sister, or daughter?

    Answer: See previous response, supra.

    Question: What about not having illicit carnal intercourse with a Master Masons SON?

    Answer: See previous response, supra.

    Furthermore: I do promise and swear that I will not be present at the initiating, passing, or raising of an old man in dotage, a young man under age, an irreligious libertine, an atheist, a person of unsound mind, or a woman, knowing them to be such.

    Question: But doesn't Freemasonry claim to be responsible for the concepts of Freedom of Conscience, Equality, Liberty, and Justice?

    Answer: Any claim to liberty and justice made by the Craft are lies designed to dupe the ignorant. It is an elitist cult infested with dominants who lure and seduce morally weak individuals into dependence upon them as submissive masons.

    Comment: Another Masonism it seems. Up is down and down is up.

    Furthermore: I do promise and swear that I will not be present at the initiating, passing, or raising of a candidate clandestinely, nor hold Masonic intercourse with a clandestine Mason, or with one who has been suspended or expelled, knowing him to be such, until duly restored.

    Question: You mean like how the Fascist P2 Lodge of Italy, Argentina, Chile, Greece, France, Switzerland, Britain, and the U.S. was counted as 'regular' by you because it was a 'regular' and 'duely constituted' lodge of the Grand Orient of Italy who you had granted 'regular recognition' to, but how you consider African-American Prince Hall Masonry 'irregular' and 'clandestine' because they are not 'men free born and well recommended'?

    Answer: Neurotic masons need to blind themselves to the facts of criminal activities of masons to preserve their dependence upon the masters of the order unperturbed by Truth. Denial and disavowal is their mantra.

    To all of which I do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear, without any hesitation, mental reservation, or secret evasion of mind in me whatsoever; binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my body severed in twain, my bowels taken thence, and with my body burned to ashes, and the ashes thereof scattered to the four winds of Heaven, that there might remain neither track, trace nor remembrance among man or Masons of so vile and perjured a wretch as I should be, should I ever knowingly or willfully violate this, my solemn Obligation of a Master Mason. So help me God and make me steadfast to keep and perform the same.

    Question: But Freemasonry isn't a cult right?

    Answer: It is assuredly a behavioural programming cult comprised of dominants and submissive in a symbiotic relationship of mutual exploitation.

    WM: In token of your sincerity, kiss the Holy Bible on which your hands rest.

    Comment: But remember Brother the oaths you took were only to other FreeMasons...

    WM: Senior Deacon, remove the cable-tow; we now hold this Brother by a stronger tie.

    WM: Brother ______, in your present situation, what do you most desire?

    Candidate: Further Light in Masonry (prompted).

    Worshipful Master: Let the Brother be brought to Light.

    Comment: The Light of Lucifer...

    Comment: Obviously ....

    † Mike Restivo
    Demitted Mason
    Toronto, Canada

    We must turn our attention to an ideal that has always been of concern to men aspiring to the regeneration of all mankind - the liberation of the entire world and the establishment of the republic of brotherhood and world peace. Among the many remedies, there is one which we must never forget: the total annihilation of Catholicism and even of Christianity. What we must wait for is a pope suitable to our purposes because with such a pope, we could effectively crush the Rock on which God built his Church. Seek a pope fitting our description. Induce the clergy to march under your banner in the belief that they are marching under the papal banner. Make the younger, secular clergy, and even the religious, receptive to our doctrines.

    Grand Master, Grand Orient of France
    Grand Master, Grand Orient of Austria
    Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Prussia
    Grand Master, Grand Orient of Italy

    The Permanent Instruction

    The 47th Proposition of Hades...

    Mitre Square
    Where Jack the Ripper roamed
    'The Juwes are the men that will not be blamed for nothing'...

    'Jubela, Jubelo, Jubelum'

    First, Jubela "that my throat had been cut across, my tongue torn out, and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea, at low water mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours, ere I had been accessory to the death of so good a man as our Grand Master, Hiram Abiff!"

    The second, Jubelo "that my left breast had been torn open and my heart and vitals taken from thence and thrown over my left shoulder, carried into the valley of Jehosaphat, and there to become a prey to the wild beasts of the field and vultures of the air, ere I had conspired the death of so good a man as our Grand Master, Hiram Abiff!"

    The third, Jubelum "that my body had been severed in two in the midst, and divided to the north and south, my bowels burnt to ashes in the center, and the ashes scattered by the four winds of heaven, that there might not the least track or remembrance remain among men, or Masons, of so vile and perjured a wretch as I am; ah, Jubela and Jubelo, it was I that struck him harder than you both. It was I that gave him the fatal blow; it was I that killed him outright;"

    'The Legend of the Three Ruffians'

    The 'Blood Oaths' for the 1st? 2nd? and 3rd?..

    The 'Examination of a Visitor' portion of this page was posted in January of 2001 by someone in the usenet newsgroup alt.freemasonry and received the following veiled threat of bodily and deadly injury towards the webmaster of this site in a post by the Freemason 'SSG Russo'.

    Just another unbelievable example of the violent temper, "zeal for the fraternity" - and mindlessness - of "Active" Freemassonry.

    The Google Cache is here.

    From: SSG Russo (ssgrusso@aol.comnojunk)
    Subject: Re: Freemasonry Examine for Visitor
    Newsgroups: alt.freemasonry
    View: Complete Thread (16 articles) | Original Format
    Date: 2001-01-14 05:10:04 PST

    The foolish and ignorant anti who produced this is in error. A due examination includes more than grips and words. You must walk the Tilers sword and pass HIS examination.

    As you have so denoted, many of the secrets of Masonry have been divulged, therefore the examinations are more stringent, being necessary to weed out those unworthy professing to be Masons.

    May the GAOTU exact due retribution upon your soul for divulging Masonic information in such a manner, and for the sole purpose of being mean spirited.

    May you find yourself paying due penance in the afterlife, as one unworthy to enter the gates of Heaven.

    May your inability to hold your tongue leave you without one, where it shall be buried in the sands of the sea, between low and high tides--an unholy place preventing future repentance and entrance into heaven.

    May your heart be eaten by buzzards, and other predatory birds. May the remainder of your viscera be taken and burned and scattered over vast distances.

    Such is the holy and noble curse I may place upon you. May your nightmares come true.

    Jason C. Russo
    Blandford #3

    You must conceal all crimes of your brother Masons...and should you be summoned as a witness against a brother Mason be always sure to shield him...It may be perjury to do this, it is true, but you're keeping your obligations.

    Handbook of Masonry, page 183

    Opening Oct. 19, 2001 is the Hughes Brothers film
    'From Hell' starring Johnny Depp that explores
    in rich detail the Masonic Royalist Conspiracy
    known as 'The Jack the Ripper Murders'

    'From Hell' Flash Intro

    Grand Lodge of Ontario, Canada Master Mason, Serial Killer, and Serial Rapist Paul Bernardo
    'Freemasonry takes good men and makes them better'
    At one point Bernardo was on the top of the Police Department's suspect list when he was terrorizing women in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough with his years long rape spree.

    Police then strangely dropped him to the bottom of the list, later saying they didn't think he was a 'credible' suspect.

    Bernardo then graduated to his grisley mutilation killing rampage.

    Did the large Police Officer Masonic Lodge Membership cloud some Detectives judgement about 'Brother' Bernardo's suitability as a suspect? How many Scarborough Police Officers were members of Scarborough Rapist Paul Bernardo's Scarborough Masonic Lodge?

    Is Freemasonry the missing piece to the puzzle of how the Police could have failed for so long to stop Bernardo, including the ignoring of repeated tips about him, that has raised so many questions in the public's mind?

    'A Web of Favoritism and Corruption'

    Brother, foot to foot teaches you that you should, whenever asked, go on a brother's errand, if within the length of your cable-tow, even if you should have to go barefoot and bareheaded. Knee to knee, that you should always remember a Master Mason in your devotions to Almighty God. Breast to breast, that you should keep the Master Mason's secrets, when given to you in charge as such, as secure and inviolable in your breast as they were in his own before communicated to you. Hand to back, that you should support a Master Mason behind his back as before his face. Mouth to ear, that you should support his good name as well behind his back as before his face.

    'The Five Points of Fellowship'
    Master Master Initiation Ritual

    The committee feels that the link between Cosa Nostra and institutions is mostly through the "Massoneria" (freemasonry):

    The fundamental terrain on which the link between Cosa Nostra with public officials and private professions was created and reinforced is the Massoneria. The Massoneria bond serves to keep the relationship continuous and organic. The admission of members of Cosa Nostra, even at high levels, in Massoneria is not an occassional or episodical one, but a strategic choice. The oath of allegence to Cosa Nostra remains the pivot point around which "uomini d'onore" (men of honor) are prominently held. But the Massoneria associations offer the mafia a formidible instrument to extend their own power, to obtain favors and privileges in every field: both for the conclusion of big business and "fixing trials", as many collaborators with justice have revealed.

    Commissione Parlamentare d'inchiesta sul fenomeno della mafia e sulle altre associazioni criminali similari
    (CPA: Commissione Parlamentare Antimafia)
    Relazione sui Rapporti tra Mafia e Politica, Page 59
    Roma, 1993

    The Government called him Britain's Biggest Crime Boss - 'Worse than the Kray Brothers'
    The United Grand Lodge of England called him 'Worshipful Master'...

    'Presiding in the East',
    'Worshipful Master' Kenny Noye...

    The life of Kenneth Noye has been one of malevolence and corruption. It is an example of how someone eagerly embracing crime as a profession can accumulate enormous wealth and frightening power.

    Detectives untangling his network of corruption now believe that at least one prominent MP was in his pay.

    Such was the apprehension and nervousness created by the extent of Noye's corruption of the police that during the investigation into Stephen Cameron's murder officers were given around-the-clock protection from their colleagues. Others changed their telephone numbers. The Noye file on the case was restricted to less than a dozen senior officers.

    In 1977 after being arrested by Scotland Yard for receiving stolen goods Noye joined the Hammersmith Freemason's Lodge in west London. He was proposed and seconded by two Police Officers. He eventually rose to be the Master of the Lodge with the support of the membership of which the Police made up a sizeable proportion. Other Masons included dealers in gold and other precious metals. A little while later Noye was being helped out of an arrest by a detective who was a fellow Mason.

    One of Noye's police contacts was prepared to intervene on his behalf not just with fellow officers, but other law agencies. The detective approached a Customs officer investigating Noye in the early 80s and pressured him to "lay off".

    April 13, 2000
    The Independent, U.K.
    By Kim Sengupta and Paul Lashmar

    Additional articles

    Membership of secret societies such as freemasonry can raise suspicions of a lack of impartiality or objectivity. It is therefore important the public know the facts. I think it is the case that the freemasons said they are not a secret society but a society with secrets. I think it is widely accepted that one secret they should not be keeping is who their members are in the criminal justice system.

    Jack Straw M.P.
    Home Secretary, United Kingdom
    1997 Home Affairs Committee

    The Three Pillars
    The 'True Blue' 'Square Club'...
    The Masonic symbology ("all seeing" eye, black and white tiles, triple turrents etc.) and terminology (Grand Lodge, Brethren, etc.) used by the premier Police Association is no co-incidence.
    Of all the professions the law enforcement and intelligence community have the highest percentage of members who are Freemasons. This also is no co-incidence as Freemasonry intentionally seeks out new recruits who it finds the most useful.
    Unfortunately organized crime has long been aware of this, and the more sophisticated criminals have used Freemasonry in their continual attempts to corrupt the justice system and 'gain an edge'.
    It is for this reason that the British Government has recently put in to place a registration system for all police officers, judges, magistrates, prosecutors, prison guards, and parole officers in the U.K. who are 'on the level'.
    Worshipful Master Noye was just the tip of the iceburg regarding corruption of police by criminals using the lodge system, and by crooked cops covering up for their activity by using their masonic 'cable tow'.

    The Three Pillars
    The G.L. of England's Logo
    The original Boyz in the Hood...

    'Once a Mason, always a Mason'...

    The Upstairs was also the offices and meeting rooms of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts...

    Some of the biggest men in the United States, in the field of commerce and manufacture, are afraid of somebody, are afraid of something. They know there is a power somewhere so organized, so subtle, so watchful, so interlocked, so complete, so pervasive that they had better not speak above their breath when they speak in condemnation of it.

    President Woodrow Wilson

    On the obverse is an eagle whose dexter wing has thirty- two feathers, the number of ordinary degrees in Scottish Rite Freemasonry. The sinister wing has thirty-three feathers, the additional feather corresponding to the Thirty-Third Degree of the same Rite conferred for outstanding Masonic service. The tail feathers number nine, the number of degrees in the Chapter, Council, and Commandery of the York Rite of Freemasonry. Scottish Rite Masonry had its origin in France; the York Rite is sometimes called the American Rite; the eagle thus clothed represents the union of French and American Masons in the struggle for Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. The total number of feathers in the two wings is sixty-five which, by gematria, is the value of the Hebrew phrase YAM YAWCHOD (together in unity). This phrase appears in Psalm 133 as follows: "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity".

    The shield on the eagle's breast affirms by its colors, valor (red), purity (white), and justice (blue), and reminds the Mason of the cardinal virtues. The value of these colors, by gematria, is 103, the value of the phrase EHBEN HA-ADAM (the stone of Adam) and suggests the perfect ashlar, or squared stone, of Freemasonry. One hundred and three is also the value of the noun BONAIM, a Rabbinical word signifying "builders, Masons." Thus the national colors spell out, by gematria, the name of the fraternity.

    'I Cannot Tell A Lie'
    To a Brother Freemason...

    LIBERTAS --The personification of liberty. Often used by usurpers claiming to restore the liberty of the Roman Republic. Attributes: pileus (pointed hat), scepter.

    DIANA, DIANA LVCIFERA -- The Hellenistic goddess of the hunt and the moon goddess (Artemis); also the patroness of children. Attributes: crescent moon, torch, bow and arrow, hunting dog, stag. Titles: LUCIFERA (light-bringer), CONSERVATRIX, VICTRIX.

    We shall unleash the Nihilists and Atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effects of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will be from that moment without compass, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view, a manifestation which will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.

    Illustrious Albert Pike 33°
    Letter 15 August 1871
    Addressed to Grand Master Guiseppie Mazzini 33°
    Archives British Museum
    London, England

    There are three plans in action in America today and they all have different purposes. The first plan is God's plan, a nonsectarian plan; the second is the Roman Catholic plan, and this is a denominational or sectarian plan, and the third is the Communistic plan, an anticapitalist plan.

    God's plan is dedicated to the unification of all races, religions and creeds. This plan, dedicated to the new order of things, is to make all things new -- a new nation, a new race, a new civilization and a new religion, a nonsectarian religion that has already been recognized and called the religion of 'The Great Light.'

    Looking back into history, we can easily see that the Guiding Hand of Providence has chosen the Nordic people to bring in and unfold the new order of the world. Records clearly show that 95 per cent of the colonists were Nordics-Anglo-Saxons.

    Providence has chosen the Nordics because the Nordics have prepared themselves and have chosen God. They are not church worshippers, for they worship God's word--the Holy Bible. The Nordics are the great Bible-reading people of the world today, and the Nordics--Anglo-Saxons--were the first people to print the Holy Bible in great quantity, and they were known as the people of a book, that book being the Holy Bible.

    But, in order to read the Bible, it is necessary to know how to read. In the Nordic race there is no illiteracy. In Norway there has been no illiteracy for more than a hundred years. Another fact that shows clearly that the Nordics are God's chosen people this time is they are always looking for more light on the mission of life. Looking at their station of life, these great Bible-reading people should open the eyes of the world. King Gustaf of Sweden is a great light in the nonsectarian Masonic Brotherhood, and King Haakon of Norway is a Masonic light in Norway. The late King Christian of Denmark was a Masonic spirit in his Denmark; also King George of England is a Masonic light to his Anglo-Saxon people.

    Just as Providence has chosen the Jewish race--the Children of Israel--to bring into the world righteousness by carrying the 'Ten Commandments' which emphasize 'Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy,' so also Providence has chosen the Nordic Race to unfold the 'New Age' of the world--a 'Novus Ordo Seclorum.'

    God's Plan in America
    Brother C. William Smith
    NEW AGE MAGAZINE, September 1950
    The official organ of The Supreme Council 33rd Degree A. & A. Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J.U.S.A.
    Published at 1735 Sixteenth Street N.W., Washington, D.C..

    'A certain point within a circle'...

    HRH giving the Master Mason's 'Grip'...
    The Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, the Most Worshipful, His Royal Highness, Prince Edward George Nicholas Paul Patrick 33? Duke of Kent, Knight of the Garter, Field Marshall, GCMC, GCVO, ADC, Hereditary Grand Master of Anglo-American Freemasonry.

    The previous Duke of Kent - George Edward Alexander Edmund was installed as Grand Master by King George VI in 1939. He died three years later in 1942 in a mysterious plane crash in Scotland, six months after it was alleged he and the Duke of Hamilton had kept a moonlight appointment with ReichFuerher Rudolf Hess on the Caledonian Moor.

    Historians tell us that the late Grand Master was Pro Nazi and travelled the Fatherland in order to better educate the King about National Socialism, so as to allow the Empire to "come to an understanding" with The New World Order, European Occultist's latest 'Great Work'. Go figure.

    The Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret
    So Mote It Be...

    The single fact that we owe not one single truth, not one idea in philosophy or religion to the Semitic race is, of itself, ample reward for years of study, and it is a fact indisputable, if I read the Veda and Zend Avesta alright.

    Illustrious Albert Pike

    Qabalah and Freemasonry owe much to Sufism
    Sufism is the Mystical Occult Belief System
    of the Pan-Islamic Secret Society known as
    The Muslim Brotherhood...

    "Noble" Knights of the Golden Circle...

    As owner-publisher of the Memphis, Tennessee, Daily Appeal, Albert Pike wrote in an editorial on April 16, 1868: "With negroes for witnesses and jurors, the administration of justice becomes a blasphemous mockery. A Loyal League of negroes can cause any white man to be arrested, and can prove any charges it chooses to have made against him. ...The disenfranchised people of the South ... can find no protection for property, liberty or life, except in secret association.... We would unite every white man in the South, who is opposed to negro suffrage, into one great Order of Southern Brotherhood, with an organization complete, active, vigorous, in which a few should execute the concentrated will of all, and whose very existence should be concealed from all but its members."

    Atrium of the Supreme Council 33° Washington DC.
    Pike's bust can be seen in the distance on the landing of the Grand Staircase which leads up to the main temple room, which all 33?Masons must file past. Pike's mortal remains are interned in a crypt under the stairs, an occult consecration.

    Illustrations of Masonry...

    I took my obligation to White men, not to Negroes. When I have to accept Negroes as brothers or leave Masonry, I shall leave it.

    Illustrious Albert Pike 33°
    History and Evolution of Freemasonry, page 329
    Delmar D. Darrah,
    The Charles T Powner Co. 1954

    The Masonic Pope

    The only statue of a Confederate General in Washington D.C. is also that of a convicted war criminal, Arkansas KKK Grand Wizard, KKK Chief of Judiciary (it's enforcement and intelligence arm), and KKK founding "brain" - Illustrious Albert Pike 33° Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council 33? Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisidiction U.S.A., the Mother Supreme Council of the World.

    The statue sits beside the Department of Justice Building.

    In 1995 African-American and Anti-Racist Groups attempted to get the statue taken down but were out gunned by the Supreme Council 33° who were able to mobilize fellow Scottish Rite Freemason 'travelling men' inside the powerful ADL of the Grand Lodge of B'nai B'rith, and intensively lobby Government officials into believing their fiction that "no primary sources existed for proof of General Pikes involvement in the KKK", and that even if there were "it happened a long time ago".

    The new Israeli Supreme Court building in Jerusalem
    Notice the pyramid with the All Seeing Eye of Horus

    The Kabbalist Cross
    A dying and resurrecting G-d
    Reborn Messiahism?
    Essenes so...

    The Grand Lodge of B'nai B'rith was founded by Freemasons, modelled on the Masonic lodge, and uses secret handshakes, passwords, and rituals based on Kabbalah as the 'foundation' for their "Mysteries", just like the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry does.

    Recently Mr. Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director was reported by to be working with the Grand Master of Anglo-American Freemasonry HRH The Duke of Kent, the founder of the 'Jerusalem Lodge' Grand Master of the Grand Orient of Italy Count Giuliano di Bernardo, and the Worshipful Master of the prestigious Quatuor Coronati Research Lodge Lord Northhampton, who has been atop the Temple Mount conducting "studies". Evidently these "Mystical Adepts" intend to reconstruct the 3,000 year old King Solomons Temple!

    One wonders if the 'Brethren of the Rosie Cross' have informed the current residents, or CNN, about their latest "Great Work"...

    They claim about 300 Million Dollars a year to hospitals and other institutions, which is good but not that much, considering that if every Mason contributes just 5 Dollars per week, they can collect 1.3 Billion Dollars per year... they are a good way to deceive the outsiders, like its secrecy, it is often a cloak to hide its real teachings and goals, and a good way to obtain propaganda... and even the so called "charity" is a way to get money for the Order: In 1985, "Circuses" of the Shriners generated 23 Million Dollars, and only 2% went to medical care of children. In 1984, out of 17 Million Dollars only 1% went to charity, the rest for the Order!

    Orlando Sentinel
    June 29, 1986.

    Some of the Brethren Klowning around...

    The Shrine's Ritual is taken from an Arabic Sufi Secret Sect
    Freemasonry & Qaballah Occultism owe much to Sufism
    The Muslim Brotherhood is a Sufi Secret Society
    A.A.O.N.M.S. - A MASON...

    Sex show may harm Shriners' charities

    'It will take a long time to regain the confidence of the community'

    Sun, Jan 28, 2001

    By Kevin Rollason
    Winnipeg Free Press

    The Khartum Shriners are worried that sick children in Manitoba could suffer the fallout from a fund-raising scandal after an event for Shrine charities this week was revealed to have included sex acts and sexual fondling of nude performers.

    And Canada Safeway, one of the charity's major supporters, will be asking the Shriners for an explanation.

    Gervin Greasley, public relations director for the Khartum Shrine in Winnipeg, said he's worried about what will happen to the organization's fund-raising.

    "It will take a long time to live this down and regain the confidence of the community".

    On Thursday night at the Garden City Canad Inn, two Free Press reporters witnessed two female performers climb upon a banquet table, fondle each other, kiss and be touched by as many as eight men at one time. Some of the men were seen to pour beer on the women and put beer bottles between their legs. Patrons performed oral sex on the women in view of more than 100 men.

    At several points, the women tried to stop the men from fondling them, complaining they were in pain and discomfort...

    Elsewhere in the hotel, some patrons visited a guest room where a man at the door told them they could get sexual intercourse for 100 Dollars or oral sex for 75 Dollars.

    Organizers of the Shriners' Motor Patrol "V.I.P. Gentlemen's Dinner," attended by more than 400 men, told the Free Press on Friday that proceeds from the event would be used to cover motor patrol operations and support Shrine children's charities.

    The Manitoba Liquor Control Commission has launched an investigation, while the Winnipeg Police Service said it will investigate if formal complaints are brought to them.

    But Greasley said the local organization itself, affiliated with 525,000 male members belonging to 191 Shrine Temples across North America, is working quickly at damage control.

    At least one of the charity's major supporters, Canada Safeway, is looking for answers.

    One member of the Daughters of the Nile, one of the women's arms of the Shriners, said yesterday she was "very disappointed" when she read about the event in the Free Press.

    "I don't understand the whole thing," she said. "Being a woman, I read it with disgust.

    Yesterday, the only three patrons drinking at the Shriners' Temple on Wilkes Avenue refused comment.

    Diane McGifford, provincial minister responsible for the status of women, said she will be talking tomorrow with Justice Minister Gord Mackintosh about the incident.

    "It appears something very degrading to women took place," McGifford said.

    "What seems apparent is although many people believe that men and women enjoy equal opportunities and are equally valued, that doesn't seem to be the case".

    McGifford said she hopes there were many men at the event who were disgusted with the goings-on.

    "They have daughters and wives too," she said.

    Noting the Shriners raise money so sick or burned Manitoba children can go out of province for help, McGifford said: "It just seems ironic of them -- we're going to help one group by dehumanizing another group".

    Naomi Levine, a Winnipeg lawyer and workplace dispute consultant, said she's shocked not only at the sex acts which went on at the banquet, but also at the fact that it involved Shriners.

    "It's extremely disappointing to see the Shriners can be so injudicious," Levine said. "It's certainly not consistent with the way they present themselves.

    "It smacks of indignity. It smacks of exploitation. There's just nothing positive about this and these are the persons who put on circuses for kids.

    "They should grease their brains and not their wheels".

    Would-Be Shriner Says He Was Subjected to Painful Initiation Rites
    The Associated Press
    Domestic News
    PM Cycle
    November 20, 1991

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - Michael G. Vaughan says he went to the Shrine temple to learn the secrets of the universe. What he learned, he says, is that the Shrine's initiation rites involve electric shocks and the humiliation of having one's underwear filled with strawberries and whipped cream.

    Now his lawsuit against the fraternity has become cloaked in nearly as much secrecy as the rites themselves.

    A judge has ordered all participants in the lawsuit not to divulge details of the case. The case file has been sealed. And only those directly involved with the lawsuit know when and where to meet for the trial Dec. 9.

    The lawsuit was filed last year by Vaughan, a 44-year-old brick mason who claims he was knocked unconscious and suffered other injuries during initiation rites in 1989 at the Oleika Shrine Temple in Lexington. He seeks an unspecified amount for medical bills, lost income and punitive damages.

    Before Circuit Judge George Barker issued a gag order last summer, Vaughan said in interviews that he wanted to become a Shriner because the group promised spiritual and emotional fulfillment.

    The Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine has about 725,000 members in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The group is renowned for its philanthropy: Its charitable foundation runs 19 orthopedic and three burn hospitals where needy children are treated free of charge.

    But Shriners also are famous for their love of fun. Temples hold circuses and football games, and Shriners driving miniature cars and boats and wearing Arabian costumes, turbans and fezzes are familiar sights at parades across America.

    "I assumed that the Shrine, as the word would imply, was like (God's) highest secret order, where a great secret would be learned once you got it," Vaughan said.

    So, in 1989, he and about three dozen other initiates stood before an audience of Shriners and began a series of tests, which included walking on an electrified mat, sitting on an electrified bench and getting a jolt of electricity to their bare buttocks, the lawsuit says.

    At one point, the lawsuit says, Vaughan's shorts were taped to his legs and he suspected a nearby sinkful of strawberries, whipped cream and ice cream was to be poured into them.

    This last humiliation was not carried out, he says, because a table fell over and took him with it. The lawsuit says Vaughan hit his head on the floor and was knocked unconscious.

    Vaughan did not pay his dues and never returned to the temple.

    His lawsuit claims that the activities were painful and harmful and that he needed medical treatment because of them. He accuses the supervising Shriners of assault and fraud.

    A court-ordered videotape of the temple's initiation devices confirmed much of Vaughan's story, including the existence of the electrified bench and mat.

    Lawyers on both sides of the case and officials of the Oleika Shrine Temple refused to comment this week, citing the court order. Vaughan has an unlisted telephone number and could not be reached.

    In court documents, the temple denied several of the allegations but acknowledged that shocks "of less than one second" are administered during initiation. The Shriners denied Vaughan was knocked unconscious.

    Theodore Corsones, lawyer for the national Shriners' organization, said he could not comment on the case but that his own initiation as a Shriner was spiritually uplifting. He said he toured a Shriners hospital for crippled children.

    "As for what went on in Lexington, I haven't the foggiest because I wasn't there," Corsones said.

    Rules are issued each year on proper initiation techniques, he said.

    Robert E. Manley, whose Cincinnati law firm specializes in fraternity law, said at least 35 states, including Kentucky, have laws that ban hazing. Manley is not involved in Vaughan's lawsuit.

    Manely said he wasn't sure if Kentucky's hazing law would apply to the Shrine case. But if the allegations are true, Vaughan could file an assault and battery complaint, he said.

    Dear Brother Hiram,
    Wish you were here...

    Fictions are necessary to the people, and the Truth becomes deadly to those who are not strong enough to contemplate it in all its brilliance. In fact, what can there be in common between the vile multitude and sublime wisdom? The truth must be kept secret, and the masses need a teaching proportioned to their imperfect reason.

    Illustrious Albert Pike 33°
    Sovereign Grand Commander
    Mother Supreme Council of the World
    THE SUPREME COUNCIL of the ThirtyThird and Last Degree
    Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
    Morals and Dogma, page 103

    The worm is turning Brethren...

  8. I believe at last count there are more insects on this planet than humans, and if memory serves me, it's been that way for a while... thinking that all the problems of the world are caused by mankind, they have all the money, they control EVERYTHING.....well, I can tell you for a fact that if an insect or a human has a personal belief in a God, has ethics and treats others by the Golden Rule, they will have hives, power and a better chance to control their lives....

  9. This is awsome. Every reply I sent to this clown he's upload on his page. This is great fun and I'am getting a huge kick out of this. And yes their are alot of insects on the earth and yes it's been this way for along time. I have an idea. How about we pose to be great christians and do charity work in the community. We go to hospitals and see sick and dying children. We say how we attend church and have a great belief in the Lord. And then behind closed doors we find a way to over through the christian belief and word. The christian church would never know what hit'em. All the time we will be working in the community doing our charity they will never know the real purpose of our intentions. Wait...hold it.... damn it it's already being done! It's called (drum roll please) FREEMASONRY. Nuts!

  10. Mike,

    Thanks to you and your friends for all the comments.

    I have no intention of "smearing you," deleting your posts, or any of those other things you've written that you expect me to do. Go ahead, and make your case, if you can.

    Since you posted links to Christian ministries like Cephas, I wonder if you claim to be a Christian. It would hardly seem the case, because few honorable Christians would publicly use the word "fuck" in such a derogatory manner towards an entire group of people such as you did in your original email to me. Actually, I'd have probably ignored your original email if it hadn't closed with "Fuck the Masons! Fuck the Illuminati!"

    I would hope that Masons from all over the world will join us here for a rousing debate. We all had a good time with Josh the Baptist and his anti-Mason pals last winter and spring. Maybe this time we'll all learn something new from you and your friends.

    It would be a lot more pleasant and interesting if you'd post YOUR thoughts instead of long copy/paste jobs from religious and conspiracy websites. Think for yourself, at least a little bit.

    — W.S.

  11. God it's just amazing. All these former masons must be liars. This guy got kicked out and must be crying over spilled milk. Right? (rolling my eyes)

    Masonry is regarded as the direct descendant, or as a survival of the mysteries... of Isis and Osiris in Egypt...”

    - Robert Freke Gould, Past Senior Grand Deacon of England, Master of Quatuor Coronati Lodge No. 2076, Vol. 1, p. 13, History of Freemasonry; New York, 1884
    “When later he [the Mason] is given Light, it means really that he is taught the principles of occultism ...”

    - Arthur H. Ward, Masonic symbolism and the Mystic Way, p. 149 - 150
    The Hoodwinking
    The Occult Revival
    The Who's Who List of 19th & 20th Century Occultism
    Arthur Edward Waite
    Dr. Wynn Westcott
    S. L. MacGregor Mathers
    Aleister Crowley
    Dr. Gérard Encausse
    Dr. Theodor Reuss
    George Pickingill
    Annie Besant
    C. W. Leadbeater
    Manly P. Hall
    Gerald B. Gardner
    O.T.O.: Ordo Templi Orientis
    End Notes
    Appendix: Quotations
    The article located at this URL, and earlier at Geocities, was first written 4 years ago. Since then I have learned a bit more about Freemasonry and have had many communications, good and bad, with its members. I've been put on an "anti-mason" [hit]list, along with others who dare to write anything unflattering against the brethren; I've had heated debates and arguments in public forums and message boards; and I've actually been threatened, both subtly and overtly. Curiously, many times the offended Mason claims to be a chaplain, a minister or a supposed "man of cloth" - a real surprise, at first, considering the occult nature of the organization.

    The negative experiences far outweigh the positive. The members who regularly post to forums and send out emails display the traits of having been thoroughly brainwashed by a first-class cult. Some are far more clever, however, and are undoubtedly part of a concerted effort by the Brotherhood. See, Masonic Disinformation, Propaganda, Dissembling, and Hate Techniques for a concise elaboration of their techniques.

    Historically, Freemasonry has been charged with corruption of public officials because of the oaths and promises they swear to keep amongst themselves, above all else. At the very least, joining a secret society, or a "society with secrets," creates a glaring conflict of interest.

    The following document doesn't go into corruption or masonic favoritism. A secret society, by its very nature - and one as widespread and established as masonry - would naturally enable such intrigue. My only intention here is to outline its influence, and guiding hand on a unique phenomenon that occurred at the crossroads of the 19th and 20th century. Having learned from earlier criticism, and with all brevity aside, I hope this page is seen as one of the most comprehensive and accurate expositions in this field of study.

    The Hoodwinking
    “Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled ...”

    “The Blue Degrees are but the outer court or portico of the Temple. Part of the symbols are displayed there to the Initiate, but he is intentionally misled by false interpretations. It is not intended that he shall understand them; but it is intended that he shall imagine he understands them. Their true explication is reserved for the Adepts, the Princes of Masonry.” (pp. 104, 105 & 819)

    General Albert Pike wrote those words in a work called Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, 1871. At the time his title was The Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite in Washington D.C. This book is revered by occult groups across the globe, and most masons have never read it, let alone understood it. It deals with the occult origins of the symbols, initiations, and rituals of Freemasonry. Morals and Dogma is typically only giving to Master Masons. It is estimated that for every hundred Masons, ten will read it, three will finish it and only one will understand it.

    The rites and rituals of Freemasonry are directly derived from ancient occult mysteries. 1 An Entered Apprentice is deceived from the beginning, as Pike has openly admitted; at the same time revealing its likeness with the "Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy."

    Pike said the initiate is "intentionally misled by false interpretations." Another esteemed Mason put it this way:

    “FREEMASONRY is a fraternity within a fraternity — an outer organization concealing an inner brotherhood of the elect. Before it is possible to intelligently discuss the origin of the Craft, it is necessary, therefore, to establish the existence of these two separate yet interdependent orders, the one visible and the other invisible. The visible society is a splendid camaraderie of 'free and accepted' men enjoined to devote themselves to ethical, educational, fraternal, patriotic, and humanitarian concerns. The invisible society is a secret and most august fraternity whose members are dedicated to the service of a mysterious arcanum arcanorum. Those Brethren who have essayed to write the history of their Craft have not included in their disquisitions the story of that truly secret inner society which is to the body Freemasonic what the heart is to the body human.”

    - Manly P. Hall 33°, Lectures on Ancient Philosophy and Introduction to the Study and Application of Rational Procedure, p. 397 [Chapter 19 - Rosicrucian and Masonic Origins]
    “When a mason learns the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy.”

    - Manly P. Hall, 33°, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, p. 48
    The latter quote, in particular, may be surprising to some but occultists have a clear concept of what Manly P. Hall was conveying. To them, the true definition of occultism is the science of energy flow and energy relationships. Occult meditation is a means of consciously and purposefully directing energy from a recognized source to the creation of some specific effect. This is the task of the initiate in all Occult groups. The initiator shows the candidate his latent faculties, his dormant powers, and initiates him into their use. He explains or demonstrates how the candidate may awaken the static energy into dynamic power.

    Freemasonry has always, admittedly, held deep occult secrets which it hides from the "profane" and unworthy. One person who believed this to be true was Alice Ann Bailey. Her praise and admiration - she appeared to be almost in awe of the craft - was evident throughout all her works. A typical flattery can be found on p. 511 of The Externalization of the Hierarchy: "The Masonic Movement . . . is the custodian of the law; it is the home of the Mysteries and the seat of initiation. ...It is a far more occult organization than can be realized, and is intended to be the training school for the coming advanced occultists. In its ceremonials lies hid the wielding of the forces connected with the growth and life of the kingdoms of nature and the unfoldment of the divine aspects of man."

    The Occult Revival
    “Satanic Ritual is a blend of Gnostic, Cabbalistic, Hermetic, and Masonic elements, incorporating nomenclature and vibratory words of power from virtually every mythos .... Masonic orders have contained the most influential men in many governments, and virtually every occult order has many Masonic roots.”

    - Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Rituals — Companion to the Satanic Bible, pp. 21, 78 [PDF Version here]
    The occult revival of the 20th century can be directly attributed to Freemasonry and its peripheral entourage of acolytes: Theosophy, the New Age Movement, Satanism, Cabalistic Black Magic, Enochian Magic, Gerardian Wicca, Alexandrian Wicca and Sex Magic.

    The Who's Who List of 19th & 20th Century Occultism
    Arthur Edward Waite
    A. E. Waite (October 2, 1857 - May 19, 1942) was a Freemason, an English occultist and member (later Grand Master) of the magical order, the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Waite is most famous as the co-creator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck, the most popular tarot deck in use today.

    From Wikipedia: "Waite was a prolific author of occult texts on subjects including divination, Rosicrucianism, freemasonry, black and ceremonial magic, Kabbalism and alchemy; he also translated and reissued several important mystical and alchemical works. His works on the Holy Grail, influenced by his friendship with Arthur Machen, were particularly notable. A number of his volumes remain in print, the Book of Ceremonial Magic, The Holy Kabbalah, and New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry having seen reprints in recent years."

    At least one Masonic authority had high praise and glowing approval for Waite's writings. In Builders: A Story and Study of Masonry, in a chapter entitled Secret Doctrine, Baptist minister Joseph Fort Newton, the Grand Chaplain for his lodge, said:

    “Perhaps the greatest student in this field of esoteric teaching and method, certainly the greatest now living is Arthur Edward Waite, to whom it is a plesure[sic] to pay tribute. ...Much learning and many kinds of wisdom are in his pages, and withal an air of serenity, of tolerance; and if he is of those who turn down another street when miracles are preformed in the neighborhood, it is because, having found the inner truth, he asks for no sign.” (p. 57)

    Dr. Wynn Westcott
    William Wynn Westcott (December 17, 1848 - July, 1925), East London coroner, a Freemason, Theosophist, Qabalist, Supreme Magus of the Societas Rosicruciana and founding member (and organizing genius) behind the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Westcott, along with MacGregor Mathers, initiated Golden Dawn students into the study of the Qabalah, Alchemy, Astrology, Geomantic and Tarot Divination, Tattwa Vision and the Pentagram Ritual.

    Before the Golden Dawn had its own Lodge, its rituals (the Isis-Urania) were performed, covertly, in a Masonic Lodge Hall:

    “From the beginning, the ceremonies of Isis-Urania were conducted at Mark Masons’ Hall in Great Queen Street (now demolished) but members were careful not to embarrass the Masonic authorities, being told that they ‘must not enter Mark Masons’ Hall by the front door, but go under archway and down passage, entering by a door on the right”

    - A. Gilbert, Golden Dawn Companion, p.31.
    The mention of Golden Dawn rituals being performed at "Mark Masons' Hall" is also repeated in other places recounting the history of the magical order: A Short Treatise on the History, Culture and Practices of The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, A Detailed History of the Golden Dawn and The Magicians of the Golden Dawn: A Documentary History of a Magical Order, 1887-1923, by Ellic Howe. It seems to be generally accepted as fact.

    Wynn Westcott is also famous for his translation of the legendary Kabbalah treatise, Sepher Yetzirah "Book of the Brilliant (Light)", into English.

    S. L. MacGregor Mathers
    Samuel Liddel "MacGregor" Mathers (January 1854 – November 1918) a Freemason, a Rosicrucian and an adept occult magician. Mathers was one of the most influential occultists in modern times. Along with Dr. Wynn Westcott, he founded the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. On the Golden Dawn, Wikipedia has this to say: "The 'Golden Dawn,' as it is commonly referred to, was probably the single greatest influence on 20th century western occultism. While it existed, it was the focal point of the development and redevelopment of magical thinking in Europe. In it, most concepts of magic and ritual that have since become core elements of Wicca, Thelema, western mystery schools and other forms of magical spirituality were first formulated."

    Mathers was instrumental in formulating instructions on the occult meanings of the Tarot. From the Golden Dawn website: "Much of what we know of the Tarot comes from Mathers and his wife. Today, we take the Tarot for granted, but without the ground breaking work of Mathers and the Golden Dawn, our Tarot symbolism might be basic and trite."

    Aleister Crowley
    Aleister Crowley (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947), the most controversial occultist in modern times, dubbed the "wickedest man alive." There's much dispute as to his official status as a mason. The Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, however, admits to his initiation into Craft Freemasonry in Anglo-Saxon Lodge No. 343. Crowley was also conferred the degrees 33°, 90° and 96° of the Antient and Primitive Rite of Masonry, Disciples of Memphis by John Yarker. Throughout his career, Crowley was as much influenced by Freemasons as he in turn had influence on them.

    Crowley has generated an intense following since his death. He has influenced countless disciples and gave birth to Satanism. Proclaiming to be the magus (and great Beast 666) of the "new age of Horus," he saw himself as the usher, or prophet, of a "new Aeon" of illuminism.

    Because of his total disregard for imposed social values and his legendary rebellion toward authority, Crowley became a hero for young people - especially rock musicians of the 60s and 70s and through to the Heavy Metal acts of the 80s and 90s.

    Dr. Gérard Encausse
    Docteur Gérard (Anaclet Vincent) Encausse (1865 - 1916), a Parisian spiritualist; Theosophist; Qabalist; chief of the Kabbalistic Order of the Rose-Croix; founder of the Order of the Martinists, based on two extinct Masonic Rites; an OTO initiate; a Golden Dawn occultist; and an adherent of Esoteric Christianity of the Gnostic Church.

    Encausse organized an "International Masonic Conference" in Paris on June 24, 1908. Later, Theodor Reuss gave him a patent to form a "Supreme Grand Council General of the Unified Rites of Antient and Primitive Masonry for the Grand Orient of France and its Dependencies at Paris." [source: The Invisible Basilica: Gerard Encausse (Papus)]

    Dr. Theodor Reuss
    Doctor (Albert Karl) Theodor Reuss (1855 - 1923) joined Masonry in 1876. Reuss was a tantric occultist and utopian socialist. William Wynn Westcott, in 1901, provided a charter to Reuss for the Swedenborgian Rite of Masonry. Westcott also provided authorization for Reuss to found a High Council in Germania of the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia. Theodor Reuss, also in 1901, was designated Special Inspector for the Martinist Order in Germany, by Gérard Encausse. [source: The Invisible Basilica: Theodor Reuss]

    Reuss is most famous as the Outer Head of the Ordo Templi Orientis. The O.T.O. is a revival of the Order of the Illuminati with practical magickal rituals and initiations. Ordo Templi Orientis is still in existence today, and has thrived in recent years as its members have embraced the internet.

    George Pickingill
    "Old George" Pickingill (1816-1909) is perhaps the most intriguing figure of the bunch. George Pickingill was a legend in his own time and was much feared by the villagers of Canewdon as a "Master of the Witches" and a black magician. "Old George" was a hereditary witch of a continuous, and genuine tradition dating back centuries. Pickingill claimed to be the direct ancestor of "Julia – The Witch of Brandon," burned at the stake in 1071; "since that time each generation of the Pickingill family has served as priests in the Old Religion." Occultists from all over Europe and the United States revered him and sought after his teachings.

    During the course of his long life, Pickingill established nine hereditary covens in Norfolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Sussex, and Hampshire. Each coven worshiped the "Horned God" and practiced sex magick in its rituals. According to the legend both Allan Bennett and Aleister Crowley (around 1899) were initiates.

    Some quotes:

    “Lefebure claims that Pickingill was believed to have sold his soul to the Devil and he was alleged to hold nocturnal orgies in the graveyard of St. Nicholas' church attended by his Romany kin. These midnight rites were allegedly ignored by the aged incumbent vicar who was terrified of George Pickingill's powers.”

    “The O.T.O. claimed that sex magic was the key which opens up all Masonic and Hermetic secrets. If Kellner did receive this knowledge via P.B Randolph then Pickingill's influence on the O.T.O. can be demonstrated. The Pickingill Nine employed texts from the Classical Mysteries in conjunction with sexual techniques to contact ancient Divine Forces. P.B Randolph visited London in 1858 and discussed sex magic techniques with Hargrave Jennings, who was one of George Pickingill's pupils.”

    “...His reputation preceded him and landowners and influential ‘Rosicrucians’ were impressed with his magical powers. He was granted access to the archives of several ‘cunning lodges’ and Masonic temples in London....”

    “...It was not long before Pickingill was exhibiting his gifts at Masonic temples and private houses. He conducted the bulk of his demonstrations at a country house in Hertfordshire. John Symonds (1973) states in his biography of Crowley that the famous French magician Eliphas Levi visited Knebworth, the country house in Hertfordshire where Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton held his ‘magical club’. It is certainly possible that Bulwer-Lytton’s house was ‘the country house in Hertfordshire’. Many Masons and Rosicrucians are known to have observed the magical experiments at Knebworth.”


    In Defence of The Pickingill Papers
    Old George Pickingill
    General Editorial for Antiquities of the Illuminati: The Second-Hand Book-Stall. Version Four, Part One
    Annie Besant
    Annie Besant (October 1, 1847 - September 20, 1933) was responsible for founding the British Federation of the International Order of Co-Freemasonry. Besant was intimately involved with Fabian socialism and was a member of the Fabian Society. Having been converted to the teachings of the Theosophical Society after a review of Madame Blavatsky's The Secret Doctrine, she joined the organization, rose in the ranks, becoming its European, and finally, worldwide head.

    C. W. Leadbeater
    Bishop Charles W. Leadbeater (1847 - 1934) 2; a Freemason; a prolific author and teacher on occult subjects and Masonic history; an adept Theosophist and prelate in the Liberal Catholic Church.

    Leadbeater was a mystic and clairvoyant widely regarded by both his masonic brothers and other occultists of his time. His works on the occult origins of the Craft are still widely read, and printed: Freemasonry and Its Ancient Mystic Rites and Hidden Life of Freemasonry being the most sought after.

    His greatest contributions to the world of the occult were by association with the Theosophical Society. He joined Theosophy in 1883 and traveled with its founder, Madame Helena Blavatsky, to India in 1884. He helped spread the teachings of Theosophy to a wide audience through "his ability to write and speak in a direct, convincing, simple popular style." Obscure concepts such as the "aura, akashic records, reincarnation, vegetarianism, long hair, bare feet, the spiritual life as practised in India, [and] the bioenergetic field surrounding the human body" were easily grasped through his accessible exposition of the material. 3

    After Blavatsky's death, Leadbeater had a hand, along with Annie Besant, in the promulgation of a new "World Teacher":

    “In 1909 at Adyar, India, Leadbeater discovered a boy whose aura he judged to be completely free of selfishness. This was Jiddu Krishnamurti, who was 13 years old. Adopted by Besant and Leadbeater, he received intensive training, then 10 years of schooling in England. People in many countries were informed of his future role. At the age of 27, Krishnamurti had a personal vision which convinced him that the consciousness of Maitreya was beginning to overshadow him. Theosophists throughout the world had been waiting for this development.”

    “But when he was 34, Krishnamurti renounced his association with the Theosophical Society, declaring: 'I do not want followers. My only concern is to set men absolutely, unconditionally free.' He spent the rest of his years teaching humanity how to achieve that freedom.”

    - The pathless journey of Jiddu Krishnamurti
    Manly P. Hall
    Manly P. Hall (1901 - 1990) is unequaled, he is the most prolific occult philosopher of all-time. No one in history has even come close to matching his literary output on the subject. "Hall authored over two hundred books on occult subjects ranging from works on astrology, the Bible, Tarot, dreams, mysticism, Eastern and Western philosophy, religion, psychology, symbology, and reincarnation, plus hundreds of essays and a monthly magazine published called the PRS Journal. Over the course of six decades he delivered eight thousand lectures. He spoke for up to two hours extemporaneously, weaving a mesmerizing tapestry of wisdom." 4

    Born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada in 1901, the Hall family moved to the United States in 1904. In 1919, Manly settled in Los Angeles. From an early age he was interested in occult matters and subsequently joined a number of societies: Theosophy, Freemasonry, the Societas Rosecruciana in Civitatibus Foederatis, and the American Federation of Astrologers.

    After writing his first book, The Initiates of the Flame, in 1922, Hall began collecting rare books on the mystery schools and esoteric philosophy to begin assembling the text for a magnum opus of occult history. During this time he also travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and Egypt. In the search for "ancient wisdom" texts, Manly Hall's favorite place was the British Museum in London:

    “The great center of learning in England is the British Museum, with its miles of bookcases, which caused De Quincy to sit and weep because he could not read all the volumes. In order to gain access to the two principal departments of the museum—one of rare books, and the other of manuscripts—it was necessary to be appropriately sponsored. I had the good fortune of becoming acquainted with General Sir Francis Younghusband, the man who led the British expedition into Tibet in 1903-1904, and camped his army at the foot of the Potola at Lhasa. While dining one day at the Officer’s Club, Sir Francis confided to me that he was known as the conqueror of Tibet, but he regarded this as a dubious honor. The real fact, he said, was that Tibetan religion and philosophy had conquered him. A note from Sir Francis immediately gave me admission to the most valuable parts of the British Museum, and I was able to examine the originals of many of the world’s most priceless books and manuscripts.” 5

    In 1923, Hall was ordained a minister by the Los Angeles-based Church of the People, an occult/metaphysical congregation. As the leader of the Church of the People, Hall started a magazine titled " The All Seeing Eye."

    By 1928, after 6 years of work and raising $100,000 for the first edition, Manly Hall finally published what has become a valuable classic for those who want to learn about the history of the occult and the "Ancient Wisdom" mystery schools: The Secret Teachings of All Ages. A quarter of a century later, the sheer breadth and scope of the work remains impressive: "pythagorean mathematics; alchemical formulae; Hermetic doctrine; the workings of the Kabala; the geometry of Ancient Egypt; the Native American myths; the uses of cryptograms; an analysis of the Tarot; the symbols of Rosacrucianism; the esotericism of the Shakespearean dramas – these are just a few of Hall’s topics." 6

    In 1934, Hall founded the Philosophical Research Society, a research institute modeled on the ancient school of Pythagoras. It was here that he made his home, he held weekly lectures and continued to publish an incredible body of work. In the year of his death, Manly P. Hall was bestowed with the honorary 33º of Scottish Rite Masonry.

    Gerald B. Gardner
    Gerald Brosseau Gardner (June 13, 1884 - February 12, 1964) was a Freemason, an English hereditary Witch and largely responsible for reviving Witchcraft in the modern Western world. Gardner claimed to trace his roots to a Witch named Grissell Gardner who had been burned at the stake in 1610 at Newburgh.

    Gardner suffered severely with asthma from an early age and required a nurse to attend to his needs. Nurse Josephine "Com" McCombie brought along young Gardner on her various trips to Europe and Ceylon, where he worked on a tea plantation. Gerald later worked and travelled to Borneo and Malaysia. In Ceylon between 1905 - 1908, Gardner became a Freemason, Sphinx Lodge 113, I.C., Colombo.

    Between 1920 and 1923 Gardner studies native lore, magic, and weaponry in Malaysia. In 1926 through to 1932 Gardner takes up amateur Archaeology; proves the existence of a Malaysian civilization predating the coming of the Portuguese in 1687; returns to England and marries Donna Rosedale, a nurse; frequents the British Museum to research Welsh and Basque folklore; encounters a whole host of Spiritualist mediums; and visits an archaeological dig at Gaza in Egypt, prehistoric caves in France, and England.

    In England before the Second World War, Gerald was involved with the Fellowship of Crotona - an occult group of Co-Masons - and met people who introduced him into Witchcraft. The Fellowship of Crotona was a secret society within a secret society; the inner circle claimed to be hereditary Witches. In 1939, Gardner was initiated into the New Forest coven by high priestess Old Dorothy Clutterbuck.

    It was in 1940 at a large gathering of many covens that a legendary event was to take place:

    “In June 1940 when England faced invasion from the Nazis, Gardner claims that the high priestess of his coven called a huge gathering of witches in the New Forest where the Great Circle was erected. This was a magical ritual only performed in cases of extreme emergency. Previously it had only been raised twice, in 1588 to combat the Spanish Armada, which was defeated not only by Drake and his ships but with the help of a great storm, and in the 1800s when it looked as if Napoleon would cross the Channel. The ritual in the forest involved raising a cone of psychic power and directing it towards the French coast with the command, ‘You cannot cross the sea. You cannot cross the sea. You cannot come.’ According to Gardner this ritual involved the use of the life force of the gathered covens and as a result several elderly witches died. The ritual was repeated four times and then the Elders said ‘We must stop. We must not kill too many of our people.’”

    - The Occult Conspiracy : Secret Societies—Their Influence and Power in World History, p. 139
    By 1951 the last of the English laws against witchcraft were repealed and throughout the 50s into the 60s Gardner published some widely read books on the rituals and traditions of the New Forest covens. This laid out the seeds of what would eventually be known as "Gardnerian Wicca." The resurgence of the "Old Religion" spread like wildfire and continues unabated.

    Gardnerian Wicca borrows very heavily from Freemasonry, Tantric Hinduism and a touch of ceremonial magick. Gardnerian covens are always headed by a High Priestess and have three degrees of initiation closely paralleling the Masonic degrees. Worship is centered on The Goddess and The Horned God. Eight seasonal Sabbats are observed, and the Wiccan Rede is the guiding principle.


    the MYSTICA.ORG, Gardner, Gerald B. (1884-1964), an excerpt from The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft.
    Roger Dearnaley, An Annotated Chronology and Bibliography of the Early Gardnerian Craft
    George Knowles, Gerald Brosseau Gardner (1884-1964)
    Michael Howard, The Occult Conspiracy: Secret Societies — Their Influence and Power in World History, Destiny Books, 1989
    Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon, Gerald Brosseau Gardner
    Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891) heralded the dawn of the New Age Movement. Her writings are the foundation for many occult fraternities. After publishing monumental works such as Isis Unveiled and The Secret Doctrine, the Theosophical Society (1875) was formed to spread her teachings worldwide. She claimed to receive her revelations from Secret Chiefs, or disembodied Ascended Masters; who claimed to be aiding humanity evolve into a race of supermen. Freemasonry took notice and many soon proclaimed her an occult genius:

    "The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled are Madame Blavatsky's gifts to humanity, and to those whose vision can pierce the menacing clouds of imminent disaster it is no exaggeration to affirm that these writings are the most vital literary contribution to the modern world. No more can they be compared with other books than can the light of the sun be compared with the lamp of the glowworm. The Secret Doctrine assumes the dignity of a scripture, . . ."

    - Manly P. Hall 33°, The Phoenix: An Illustrated Review of Occultism and Philosophy, 1960, The Philosophical Research Society, p. 122
    Blavatsky soon had a great host of admirers. The Theosophical Society had freemasons Henry Steel Olcott, George H. Felt appointed president and vice-president respectfully. Among the early members were high ranking masons Charles Sothern and Albert Pike.

    In 1907 Annie Besant became president of the Theosophical Society. The beginnings of the modern New Age Movement began with search for their "own" messiah, as it were. Along with 33rd degree mason C.W. Leadbeater, Annie Besant promoted a young adept as the messiah: Jiddu Krishnamurti.

    Alice Bailey and husband Foster (32° degree mason) continued to interlock the workings of Theosophy with the aims of Freemasonry. Bailey, as founder of Lucis (Lucifer) Trust, worked laboriously to fulfill the plan toward a New World Religion, which her master Djwhal Khul had said was the ultimate aim of Freemasonry. The Hierarchy had blessed both their beginnings, her master said.

    O.T.O.: Ordo Templi Orientis
    The O.T.O. founded at the beginning of the 20th century represents a reunification attempt to incorporate the traditions of the Freemasonic, Rosicrucian and Illuminist movements of the 18th and 19th centuries, the crusading Knights Templars of the middle ages and early Christian Gnosticism and the Pagan Mystery Schools.

    The spiritual father of the OTO was Karl Kellner a wealthy Austrian paper chemist. Kellner was a student of Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism and Eastern mysticism. He developed adhesive to form an Academia Masonica which would enable all Freemasons to become familiar with all existing Masonic degrees and systems.

    In 1895, Kellner decided that the Academia Masonica should be called the 'Oriental Templar Order'. The occult inner circle of this Order (OTO) would be organized parallel to the highest degrees of the Memphis and Mizraim Rites of Masonry, and would teach the esoteric Rosicrucian doctrines of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light, and Kellner's 'Key' to Masonic symbolism. Possession of the various degrees of Craft and High-Grade Freemasonry would be a prerequisite for admission to the Inner Circle of OTO.

    Theodor Reuss, Kellner's partner, was granted the charter to perform three systems of high-grade Freemasonry known as the Antient and Primitive Rite of Memphis of 97°, the Ancient Oriental Rite of Mizraim of 90°, and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of 33°. With the incorporation of these rites, the Order was enabled to operate as a completely independent Masonic system.

    John Symonds, the official biographer of Aleister Crowley, tells us that "the letters of O.T.O. stand for Ordo Templi Orientis or Order of the Templars, an occult society which was founded in Germany at the beginning of this century. Its leaders were well-known Grand Masters of Masonry, such as Franz Hartmann, Heinrich Klein, and Karl Kellner. They had decided to found the O.T.O. after the Viennese Karl Kellner had returned from an extensive tour in the East (where he had been initiated by the Arab fakir, Soliman ben Aifa, and the Indian yogis, Bhima Sen Pratap and Sri Mahatma Agamya Guru Paramahamsa) and had expounded the mysteries of yoga and the left-hand path which he called 'sexual magic'. Thus, in 1902, the Ordo Templi Orientis was constituted for an inner circle of adepts who, in the light of this new and exciting knowledge, found the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of masonry rather tame, and the ninety-seven degrees of the tiresome Rite of Memphis quite unnecessary." (The Great Beast: The Life and Magick of Aleister Crowley, Granada Publishing, 1973, p. 179)

    The O.T.O. has also claimed, "Our Order possesses the KEY which opens up all Masonic and Hermetic secrets, namely, the teaching of sexual magic, and this teaching explains, without exception, all the secrets of nature, all the symbolism of FREEMASONRY and all systems of religion." (Ibid. p. 181)

    I've tried to keep my biases in check for the entirety of the text. I am a Christian, but hopefully the explication of the facts have spoken for themselves; without resorting to preaching or any appearance of a smear campaign. Maybe that goal was accomplished, maybe not.

    Many Freemasons throughout history have contributed immensely to our society, I would be remiss having not mentioned it. However, for all the good that has been done there is still only one occult revival that has occurred on such a grand scale (taken together as a phenomenon) which I thoroughly believe warrants the appellation of an empire. Historians will record this unique event, and its repercussions. It should also be put on the record that many Freemasons of the period had more than a passing influence on its birth.

    End Notes
    Freemason Chevalier Andrew Ramsay, as far back as 1736, during a gathering of French Masons, revealed that Masonry was the heir of the secrets of the Templars who in turn were the inheritors of the ancient wisdom of the pagan Mysteries. (The Occult Conspiracy, p. 57; Murdered Magicians: The Templars and Their Myths)

    Mystery Schools - of all stripes, whether ancient or modern - are based on a staged series of initiations or degrees; conferred ceremonially through allegory and symbol.

    “Many Freemasons shudder at the word occult which comes from the Latin, meaning to cover, to conceal from public scrutiny and the profane. But anyone studying Freemasonry cannot avoid classifying Freemasonry among occult teachings.”

    - George H. Steinmetz, The Royal Arch Its Hidden Meaning, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co., Inc. 1946, p. 147.
    "Official records place his birth at February 16, 1854, while official Theosophy publications approved by him place his birth at February 17, 1847 (Source: Charles Webster Leadbeater Biography 1854-1934)." The Liberal Catholic Church, as well as Theosophy, places his birth in 1847.


    Manly P. Hall: Portrait of An American Sage, The Philosophical Research Society


    The Inscrutable Manly P. Hall: The Author of The Secret Teachings of All Ages Remains an Enigma


    Appendix: Quotations
    “[Freemasonry] makes no profession of Christianity, and wars not against sectarian creeds or doctrines, but looks forward to the time when the labor of our ancient brethren shall be symbolized by the erection of a spiritual temple whose moral grandeur shall be commensurate with civilization; a temple in which there shall be but one altar and but one worship; one common altar of Masonry on which the Veda, Shastras, Sade, Zend-Avesta, Koran, and Holy Bible shall lie untouched by sacrilegious hands, and at whose shrine the Hindoo, the Persian, the Assyrian, the Chaldean, the Egyptian, the Chinese, the Muhammadan, the Jew, and the Christian may kneel with one united voice celebrate the praises of the Supreme Architect of the Universe.”

    - The Kentucky Monitor, p. 95, Grand Lodge of Kentucky (source)
    “Masonry, successor of the Mysteries, still follows the ancient manner of teaching.”

    - Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, 2nd Degree, II - THE FELLOW-CRAFT, p. 22
    “Though Masonry is identical with the ancient Mysteries, it is so only in this qualified sense: that it presents but an imperfect image of their brilliancy, the ruins only of their grandeur . . .”

    - Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, 2nd Degree, II - THE FELLOW-CRAFT, p. 23
    “The doctrines of the Bible are often not clothed in the language of strict truth, but in that which was fittest to convey to a rude and ignorant people the practical essentials of the doctrine.”

    - Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, 14th Degree, XIV - GRAND ELECT, PERFECT, AND SUBLIME MASON, p. 224
    “The true name of Satan, the Kabalists say, is that of Yahveh reversed; for Satan is not a black god, but the negation of God. The Devil is the personification of Atheism or Idolatry.

    For the Initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force, which presides over the physical generation, under the mythologic and horned form of the God PAN; thence came the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the Light-bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the legend.”

    - Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, 3rd Degree, III - THE MASTER, p. 102
    “Masonry is a search after Light. That search leads us directly back, as you see, to the Kabalah. In that ancient and little understood medley of absurdity and philosophy, the Initiate will find the source of many doctrines; and may in time come to understand the Hermetic philosophers, the Alchemists, all the Anti-papal Thinkers of the Middle Ages, and Emanuel Swedenborg.”

    - Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, 28th Degree, XXVIII - KNIGHT OF THE SUN, OR PRINCE ADEPT, p. 741
    “All truly dogmatic religions have issued from the Kabalah and return to it: everything scientific and grand in the religious dreams of all the illuminati, Jacob Bœhme, Swedenborg, Saint-Martin, and others, is borrowed from the Kabalah; all the Masonic associations owe to it their Secrets and their Symbols.”

    - Albert Pike, 28th Degree, XXVIII - KNIGHT OF THE SUN, OR PRINCE ADEPT, p. 744
    “[Albert Pike] was an honorary member of almost every Supreme Council in the world, personally receiving 130 Masonic degrees.

    Pike also was one of the most physically and morally repulsive individuals in American history. Weighing well over three hundred pounds, his sexual proclivity was to sit naked astride a phallic throne in the woods, accompanied by a gang of prostitutes. To these orgies he would bring one or more wagon loads of food and liquor, most of which he would consume over a period of two days until he passed into a stupor.

    In his adopted state of Arkansas, Pike was well known as a practitioner of Satanism, Portraits of his later years show him wearing a symbol of the Baphomet around his neck.”

    - John Daniel, Scarlet and the Beast, Vol 2, Page 37
    “It is generally agreed that the biggest single influence in the modern expansion of ritual magic, and the occult explosion in general, in the Western world, was the Golden Dawn. This magical fraternity, founded by Freemasons at the end of the 19th century, developed a complex ritual system with ten degrees of initiation relating to the Cabalistic Sephiroth.”

    - Janet and Stewart Farrar, The Life and Times of A Modern Witch, Phoenix Publishing Company, p. 121
    Worshipful Master: “What makes you a Mason?”

    Senior Warden: “My Obligation.”

    - question and answer, The Entered Apprentice Degree Ritual, Grand Lodge of Nevada
    “... binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my throat cut across, my tongue torn out, and with my body buried in the sands of the sea at low-water mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours, should I ever knowingly or willfully violate this, my solemn Obligation of an Entered Apprentice.”

    - from the oath of obligation, The Entered Apprentice Degree Ritual, Grand Lodge of Nevada
    “... binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my left breast torn open, my heart and vitals taken thence, and with my body given as a prey to the vultures of the air, should I ever knowingly, or willfully, violate this, my solemn Obligation of a Fellow Craft.”

    - from the oath of obligation, The Fellow Craft Degree Ritual, Grand Lodge of Nevada
    “... binding myself under no less a penalty than that of having my body severed in twain, my bowels taken thence, and with my body burned to ashes, and the ashes thereof scattered to the four winds of Heaven, that there might remain neither track, trace nor remembrance among man or Masons of so vile and perjured a wretch as I should be, should I ever knowingly or willfully violate this, my solemn Obligation of a Master Mason.”

    - from the oath of obligation, The Master Mason Degree Ritual, Grand Lodge of Nevada
    "In willful violation whereof may I incur the fearful penalty of having my eyeballs pierced to the centre with a three-edged blade, my feet flayed, and I be forced to walk the hot sands upon the sterile shores of the Red Sea until the flaming sun shall strike me with livid plague, and may Allah, the god of Arab, Moslem and Mohammedan, the god of our fathers ..."

    - from the oath of obligation, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine ( source)
    If a Mason is a defendant in court, Masonic partiality extends to the witness stand. In the Masonic Hand Book we read:

    “You must conceal all the crimes of your brother Masons, except murder and treason, and these only at your own option, and should you be summoned as a witness against a brother Mason, be always sure to shield him. Prevaricate, don’t tell the whole truth in this case, keep his secrets, forget the most important points. It may be perjury to do this, it is true, but you’re keeping your obligations, and remember if you live up to your obligations strictly, you’ll be free from sin.”

    Masonic partiality extends to the jury box. The Blue Lodge degrees read:

    “Whenever you see any of our signs made by a brother Mason, and especially the grand hailing sign of distress, you must always be sure to obey them, even at the risk of your life. If you’re on a jury, and the defendant is a Mason, and makes the grand hailing sign, you must obey it; you must disagree with your brother jurors, if necessary, but you must be sure not to bring the Mason guilty, for that would bring disgrace upon our order. It may be perjury, to be sure, to do this, but then you’re fulfilling your obligation, and you know if you live up to your obligations you’ll be free from sin.”

    Once a Mason reaches Royal Arch degree, he is to conceal all crimes of brother Masons, including murder and treason. Royal Arch Masons swear:

    “I will aid and assist a companion Royal Arch Mason, when engaged in any difficulty, and espouse his cause, so far as to extricate him from the same, if in my power, whether he be right or wrong…. A companion Royal Arch Mason’s secrets, given me in charge as such, and I knowing him to be such, shall remain as secure and inviolable, in my breast as in his own, murder and treason not excepted.”

    - The 9/11 Masonic Capture & Subsequent Terrorist Murder of Capt. William Morgan in the year

  12. My God, so much bullshit, where to start?

  13. Mary and the Widow's Son said...We all had a good time with Josh the Baptist and his anti-Mason pals last winter and spring. Maybe this time we'll all learn something new from you and your friends.

    Bring em' on lets go! And maybe I learn something new from you and your satanist...I mean mason friends. So go ahead and get all the boys involved. I'm not going to try and get all my friends involved. But if you need more people to get your back and hide behind them go for chicken!

    Mary and the Widow's Son said...

    It would be a lot more pleasant and interesting if you'd post YOUR thoughts instead of long copy/paste jobs from religious and conspiracy websites. Think for yourself, at least a little bit.

    Oh okay I guess you are so right I can't think for myself. You really need to study the art of argument. I may copy and paste but it's the truth about freemasonry.

    Mary and the Widow's Son said...
    because few honorable Christians would publicly use the word "fuck" in such a derogatory manner towards an entire group of people such as you did in your original email to me.

    But drinking wine from a human skull is christian isn't it?

    This was written by Mason Manly P Hall, "Freemasonry is a fraternity within a fraternity-an outer organization concealing an inner brotherhood of the elect...the one visisble and the other invisible."
    The invisible society is a secret and most august fraternity whose members are dedicated to the service of an...arcanum arcandrum [a sacred secret].

    But I guess I shouldn't believe a former mason. Because what the hell would he know.

  14. Ah, More Truth!

    Just what we need.

    And, yeah, try to keep the Truth a little more pithy.

  15. Mike,

    I'm afraid you may be disappointed here. You're probably not going to find a good "fight." You see, many of those who pass through these pages aren't Christians, and those who are aren't typical, so you won't make any points with "but drinking out of a skull is Christian?" Likewise, many of us are not "mainstream" Masons, either, so your usual Pike / Hall / Waite -bashing won't fluster too many people, either.

    We've all read all the anti-Masonic sites, and can quote many of them chapter and verse.

    So, mostly, I'm just amused with your zeal and dedication. I would like to know WHY you give a damn, and why you seem so angry about it all? What's YOUR background? What's your interest in all this?

    —Widow's Son

    PS: If all those Anonymous posts are from you so far, would you mind signing them in the future as "Mike" so we can tell one Anonymous poster from another? Thanks.

  16. this is sweet
    I guess i need to go see my priest for a good molestation....

    jehovah witness believe jehavah comes from the planet alcyone in the pelaides star system, so jehovah has no credability..

    Lucifer is the light bearer so he is cool...

    if not for illuminati/masons, we would will still be getting burned at stakes, thrown in ponds, inquisitioned, tortured, all in the name of God, not baphomet..

    Hey I'm going to a Prince Hall Raising tomorrow, so I get to sacrifice with my black brothers,
    Is their baphomet a different color? I'll let you know when we conjure him.

    Mike, anything I need to know about th eprince halls? Do I need a talisman or a cross?

    wow, I never ol george, the donut eating fiend was really beelzabub? wow, just think of the conversation we'll have at the next meeting.
    Keep up the good work Mike, your really making head way here!

  17. Unfortunately for Mike, his analysis is completely misguided. It might have been on target when it was hip during the middle 19th Century. But nowadays?

    Maybe there was something to it in the old days when you could still setup up private organizations like the Federal Reserve, but those Illuminati have moved on to greener pastures. Now they're controlling things by communicating to your children via their SMS-capable cellphones. It's a teen thing, you wouldn't understand.

    But... Masons running the world? What a laugh. They can't even agree long enough amongst their squabbling to decide who's a Mason and who's not to attend the weekend fish fry much less formulate a grand conspiracy meant on enslaving humanity. Not today's Freemasons.

    Only the Discordians are capable of such feats. Believe it! Jesse Sump did.

    Hail Eris!

  18. Hip in the 19th century. Alot of the rituals that were practiced back then are still applied in lodge to this day. Most of people in high office in Washington are masons as well. I guess they must not be hip because they didn't live in the 19th century though. This is my last post.
    Occultists the world over believe that, once a symbol is created, it acquires power of its own, and more power is generated when such symbol(s) are created without the profane [uninitiated] knowing about it. And, the greatest power of all is created in the symbol(s) if the uninitiated NEVER discover that the symbol exists. In this article, we shall demonstrate positive proofs of conspiracy to achieve the ends of Freemasonry, i.e., achieving the New World Order. And, these proofs exist right under your eyes, in Washington, D.C., the Capital district. Prepare for the unexpected. Before you read this article, you might want to go to a map store to buy a street map of Washington, D.C.
    The New World Order is coming! Are you ready? Once you understand what this New World Order really is, and how it is being gradually implemented, you will be able to see it progressing in your daily news!!

    Learn how to protect yourself, your loved ones!
    Stand by for insights so startling
    you will never look at the news the same way again.

    We will demonstrate that the street design in Government Center in Washington, D.C., has been cunningly laid out in such a manner that certain Luciferic symbols are depicted by the streets, cul-de-sacs and rotaries. This design was created by an Masonic architect in 1791, just a few years after Freemasonry assumed the leadership of the New World Order, in 1782. Remember, occult leaders in Europe were told by their Familiar Spirits as early as the 1740's that the new American continent was to be established as the new "Atlantis", and its destiny was to assume the global leadership of the drive to the New World Order. From the beginning, the United States of America was chosen to lead the world into this kingdom of Antichrist, and Washington, D.C. was to be its capital.

    You will need to have your maps of Washington, D.C., opened in front of you as we proceed. As we proceed through this discussion we will answer the great question of "Why" these streets have thus been laid out.

    Before we begin our discussion of this Washington, D.C. map, let us lay some important groundwork which will enable us to better understand the occultic meaning behind what we are about to show you. This information was given Cutting Edge Ministries by a born-again Christian who was once a medium level Satanist, Doc Marquee. At the time of his conversion, Doc was in charge of several Satanic covens West and North of Boston. Doc was a Third Level Witch and a Master Witch. Shortly before Doc was born-again, he was invited to become an Illuminist, which is a secret society totally committed to the New World Order. Thus, Doc was in a most powerful position: he was both a Satanist Master Witch and an Illuminist.

    Doc underwent special training in the Illuminist secret society. As part of his training, he was shown the occultic nature of the street design of the Washington, D.C., Governmental Center. This information was provided to show Doc several factors:

    1. This design demonstrates the long-term plan which American Illuminists have had upon America. As we shall see in a few moments, this occultic street design was created in 1791 by an architect who was a Freemason.

    2. This design shows that the Plan for a New World Order is deliberately conceived and considered to be inevitable. Remember our earlier discussion about the importance and perceived power of symbols? The occultist firmly believes that a symbol or a set of symbols possesses inherent power once they are created. Therefore, occultic doctrine teaches that these Satanic symbols would act as a powerful electric-type grid once they were set in place. This power grid would constantly pulsate with Luciferic power 24 hours a day, seven days a week, constantly moving America toward the coveted Luciferic goal of the New World Order.

    3. This design demonstrates the hidden, secret power wielded by the Illuminists in the United States. Luciferic Illuminists have their hands on the most powerful levers of political, economic, and military power in this country, and they wield this power without any public understanding of what is really going on.

    Thus, Doc and other Illuminists were shown this street design with the express purpose of demonstrating that they were on the winning side in this drive to the New World Order.
    Now, let us examine the street layout of Washington, D.C., starting with a little bit of history.

    When the architect, Pierre Charles L'Enfante, who was a Freemason, laid out Governmental Center of Washington, D.C., in 1791, he planned more than just streets, roads, and buildings. He planned to use the layout of Governmental Center to hide certain occultic magical symbols, which, when they were instituted, became one large Luciferic, or occultic, symbol. An occultic magical symbol is defined as " image which hides an inner meaning. This meaning is usually cunningly hidden behind a form..." (Frederick Goodman, Magic Symbols, Brian Trodd Publishing House, Ltd., London, 1989, page 6). This definition from this Luciferic book is so important, we need to repeat it. An occultic magical symbol is defined as " image which hides an inner meaning. This meaning is usually cunningly hidden behind a form..." As we study this occultic street design of Washington, D.C., Governmental Center, you will be seriously tempted to disregard this information. Please do not, because these symbols are "cunningly hidden" behind a form.

    Further, occultists always depend upon the natural human tendency to want to disbelieve unpleasant or frightening truth. The Masters of the Illuminati always had a saying, "Audacity, always Audacity". Of course, Audacity means something so shocking and so far out, it is to be considered impossible. People naturally feel, both in a democracy and a government of royalty, that their leaders generally have their best interests at heart. Some leaders may be incompetent and some others may commit errors, but at least, people take solace in their belief that most leaders most of the time, have their country's best interests at heart. The average citizen of any country simply cannot conceive that their leaders may consistently have evil in their hearts toward the very people they are leading. But, as we have consistently shown, this is precisely the case. Our leadership has been consistently moving us toward the Luciferic New World Order since 1776, always working through Secret Societies, and always misleading the people as to their true intentions.

    This is why our study today is so critical; it demonstrates, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that our leadership has knowingly and consistently been pursuing a hidden agenda which, when fully carried out, will mean the destruction of our nation as we know it today and the beginning of the Biblical Great Tribulation. Our leaders are currently calling this system the New World Order!

    Now back to the symbols embedded within the streets of Washington, D.C.: These occultic symbols, once they are hidden, are thought to possess great power. For example, the Snake Basilisk is "said to have the power to destroy all upon whom it looks" (Ibid, page 7). However, the person who is not an occultist will have no concept of the true hidden meaning contained within the symbol. Therefore, symbols also serve another purpose: to communicate certain meanings to other occultists while hiding this meaning from all non-occultists.

    Therefore, the symbols which have been interwoven into the design of Governmental Center, communicate tremendous power to the occultist while hiding the meaning from anyone who is not an occultist. And, these symbols take on a life of their own, in the mind of the occultist, possessing great inherent power to accomplish the plans of the occultist.

    With this as background, let us now begin our study of Governmental Center, Washington, D.C.

    Beginning from top left to top middle:

    1. Dupont Circle, Logan Circle, and Scott Circle in the middle, form the top three points of the Devil's Goathead of Mendes, one of the most important types of the Five-pointed Devil's Pentagram.

    2. Washington Circle forms the extreme left-hand point of the Goathead.

    3. Mt. Vernon Square forms the extreme right-hand point of the Goathead.

    4. The White House forms the fifth and bottom point of the Goathead.

    In occultic/Satanic doctrine, the upper four points of the Goathead represent the four elements of the world, Fire, Water, Earth, and Air. The bottom fifth point represents the spirit of Lucifer. In the photocopy of the Goathead Pentagram, the fifth point extends down into the mind of the goat, who represents Lucifer. Thus, in this street layout, the fifth point is the White House, a symbol placement which represents the intention that the spirit and the mind of Lucifer will be permanently residing in the White House.
    There is a 666 evident in the most important top three circles of the Goathead, Dupont Circle, Scott Circle, and Logan Circle. Each of these streets has six major streets coming into them from all angles of the circle. This type of encoding is so typical of the occultist. Do not be deceived into thinking that this is accidental; everything I am showing you here today was deliberately planned to stamp the power of Freemasonry and the symbols of its plans for America indelibly upon Governmental Center. The combination of the Devil's Pentagram, the Goathead of Mendes, and the practical existence of the number 666 within the three upper points of the Pentagram, unmistakably shows that Lucifer is planned to be the ultimate master of Governmental Center.

    Now look for a moment at the circles which comprise the points of the Pentagram. Washington Circle, Dupont Circle, Scott Circle, and Logan Circle comprise four of the six points of the Pentagram. The only point which is not a circle or a form of a circle is Mt. Vernon Square. We shall return to the discussion of the importance of the square to the occultist, but let us now concentrate upon the circle.

    It is no secret as to why the Masonic architect chose to use circles as four of the points of the Pentagram. As Goodman states in his book, Magic Symbols, "without doubt, the circle is the most important of all units in magic symbolism, and in almost every case where it is used, the circle is intended to denote spirit, or spiritual forces". Therefore, we can know with certainty that these circles of this Pentagram were used to denote powerful spiritual forces. And, of course, these spiritual forces are from Lucifer.

    But, there is much more symbolism expressed by the circle in occultic thought. The circle has also been used as a halo above a person's head, denoting that "he or she is in direct communication with the spiritual world". (Ibid, page 29). The circle has also been utilized to represent the Sun, especially in spiritual terms, denoting spiritual light. But, the circle also is utilized as a symbol of the All-Seeing Eye. Remember the All-Seeing Eye atop the pyramid on our One-Dollar bill? This eye is within a triangle, but the important factor to realize is that the eye is atop a pyramid. Of course, a pyramid is nothing more than a triangle. Look again at the triangles formed by the Goathead Pentagram. Four out of five triangles of the Goathead has a circle, representing the All-Seeing Eye atop each triangle. However, the architect had a problem with the triangle at the far right, because he chose the square as the anchor point; the solution is to place Thomas Circle at one of the points, thus giving that triangle an All-Seeing Eye. In fact, I believe this is the reason why Thomas Circle was placed in the odd position it was; it is the only circle which was not placed as an anchor of the Pentagram. Even the Southern Point of the Goathead Pentagram, the one which ends at the White House, has a circle at its top. Notice the Ellipse located just to the south of the White House lawn.

    Thus, the Freemason architect who drew this pattern intended to show that Governmental Center was planned to be ruled by Satan. Further, the Goathead Pentagram was placed so the Southernmost point, the spiritual point, is precisely centered on the White House. Notice that I did not arbitrarily draw these lines to center on the White House; rather, the White House is the precise point where the two lines formed by Connecticut Avenue flowing from Dupont Circle, and by Vermont Avenue flowing from Logan Circle, intersect. The meaning is all too clear. Occultists planned for the White House to be controlled by Lucifer in accordance with his occultic power and doctrine.

    But, there is still more meaning expressed by this Goathead Pentagram. Quickly look again at the photocopy of the Devil's Pentagram, as copied from Goodman's Magic Symbol book. Protruding from the middle top of the Pentagram is a lighted candle, which is producing light. This physical light represents spiritual illumination. If this representation were made on a map, this illuminating candle would be thought of as being North. North is a very important direction, because it is the place of Governmental control. In I Ching, for example, North is the "place one reports to the master on accomplishments". (New Age Dictionary). This is again a fulfillment of Scripture. Remember in Isaiah 14:12-14, where God recalls Lucifer's original sin of pride and rebellion? Lucifer had every intention of taking God's throne by force and establishing his own reign. In verses 13 and 14, Lucifer vowed, "I will ascend to Heaven; I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will sit upon the mount of assembly in the uttermost north..." Did you see that North is apparently the direction in which God's throne is situated, and Lucifer planned to take it over. North is the place, occultists believe, where Governmental authority dwells.

    Now look at the Goathead Pentagram again. Scott Circle is precisely located at the middle of the Goathead, and 16th Street proceeds directly north. As you look directly north on 16th Street, you will immediately see the House Of The Temple, which is the North American Headquarters of Freemasonry. Even the number 16 is significant to the occultist; it is 4x4 (Remember that the four upper points of the Goathead Pentagram represent the Four Elements of which the earth is constructed). Number 16 literally means "felicity", which, according to my Webster's Dictionary, means blissful happiness or anything which will produce such a state. Certainly, blissful happiness is the stated goal of any Satanic system. A corollary meaning of 16 is love.

    The number 16 also pops up in an encoded manner. Both Dupont Circle and Logan Circle, which form the top two most important points of the Goathead Pentagram, are located on "P" Street. "P" is the 16th letter of the English alphabet.

    Sixteenth Street emanates north from Scott Circle, which is itself the precise middle of the Goathead Pentagram. This street represents the candle of the photocopy. The illuminating light of the candle is represented by the House Of The Temple, which begins on "R" Street. The architect is literally saying that Freemasonry is the spiritual light of this Goathead Pentagram; of course, this Goathead Pentagram is rooted at the White House. One quick word on "R" Street. The letter "R" is the 18th letter of the English alphabet, and 18 is critically important to the occultist because it is 6+6+6.

    The House Of The Temple is also located 13 city blocks north of the White House. Count them yourself, beginning with the first city block north of Lafayette Square. Of course, the number 13 represents rebellion against God's authority, and is generally thought of as Satan's number. It is no accident the House Of The Temple is located 13 blocks north of the White House. The meaning occulticly transmitted is that the control of the White House would be spiritual and would emanate from the House Of The Temple. Certainly, many American Presidents have been Freemasons. The most famous is George Washington, but the most influential was Franklin D. Roosevelt, who did more to advance the cause of the New World Order than anyone else in American history.

    The critical importance of this symbolism pointed out above, namely, that the Presidency of the United States is to be controlled by Freemasonry, is thoroughly documented by Christian author, Ralph Epperson, in his book, "The New World Order". On page 171, Epperson quotes testimony given in March, 1867, before the House Judiciary Committee, by General Gordon Granger. General Granger related a meeting between himself, President Andrew Johnson, who was a Mason, and Albert Pike, the most famous of all Masons. General Granger reported his surprise that President Johnson considered himself to be subordinate to Albert Pike. This subordination is detailed in the oath the initiate takes during the Third Degree, called the Master Mason's degree, inside the Blue Lodge. This oath states, "I do promise...that I will obey me from the hand of a Brother Master Mason ..." Presidents who are Masons are obligated to take orders from their Master Masons. But why should we be surprised? This is the meaning of the symbolization contained by the House Of The Temple being precisely 13 city blocks north of the White House.

    Now, let us quickly examine the importance of the square to the occultist. We need to understand this because the Eastern point of this Goathead Pentagram is a square, not a circle. The square is comprised of two (2) vertical lines and two (2) horizontal. According to Goodman in his book, "Magical Symbols", the vertical line symbolizes spirit. This spiritual force may move either from Heaven to Earth or from Earth to Heaven, or even from Heaven to Hell. The horizontal line symbolizes matter and movement from west to east. It also describes movement in time, as a direction in which one is traveling. This point is very critical, because the Freemason is committed to taking America in the direction of the New World Order. Since the square combines the vertical and the horizontal, it becomes a symbol of the material, physical realm which is enmeshed with spirit and time. The passage of time within an occultic spiritual context is what is in view here. In this instance, the United States of America is the physical realm which is moving in time toward the desired direction of the New World Order.

    This square also contains one more piece of occultic meaning. In this Goathead Pentagram, Mt. Vernon Square is the Eastern point. In occultic doctrine, East is the direction from which a person receives spiritual knowledge and guidance. This belief originated in the Pagan worship of the Sun, and it is very much alive in Freemasonry today.

    Now, let us look at the symbol contained in the lower right hand portion of your Washington , D.C., city street map. This combination of symbols runs South and East from the White House to the United States Capitol. These are the symbols which clearly stamp Freemasonry upon this city, and which unmistakably reveal that the brand of Luciferic worship which we see in the Goathead Pentagram is the brand practiced by Freemasonry. Let us look at these Freemasonry symbols.

    The three most sacred symbols of Freemasonry are the Compass, the Square, and the Rule or straight-edge. Look at the United States capitol, and you will see that it is laid out in the form of a circle. This represents the top of a professional compass of that era, which was circular. Pennsylvania Avenue, running from the Capitol to the White House, represents one leg of the compass. Maryland Avenue, running from the Capitol to Thomas Jefferson Memorial, represents the second leg of the compass. In this instance, you will have to lay out a ruler and draw a solid line from the Capitol to the Jefferson Memorial to get the full effect, because Maryland does not run straight through. It runs for a while and then disappears only to reappear again further toward the Memorial. However, you can easily see that the general direction runs precisely toward the Jefferson Memorial. This is the compass of Freemasonry.

    The Freemason's Square begins at Union Square, with Louisiana Avenue forming one arm and Washington Avenue the other. Again, you will have to draw a line down Louisiana Avenue and Washington to see the fully-formed square, because Louisiana ends at Pennsylvania and Washington ends at Maryland. The critical 900 angle of the square is pictorially missing; however, once you draw the natural continuation of Louisiana and Washington beyond their termination points you will see the 900 square perfectly formed.

    The Freemason's Rule, or straightedge, is clearly seen if you draw a straight line south from the White House center to the base of the Washington Monument and then straight East to the Capitol.

    Thus, all three of the sacred instruments of Freemasonry are depicted in the layout of these streets. As I stated earlier, the deliberate planning of these Governmental Buildings so that they would be laid out so as to represent these three sacred tools of Freemasonry, coupled with the Luciferic Goathead Pentagram, clearly tell us that the brand of Luciferic control and worship planned for this capitol city was Freemasonry. This clearly shows that the New World Order for which Freemasonry has labored for so many years is Luciferic, their vigorous protestations to the contrary notwithstanding.

    But there is more. Look again at the United States Capitol. At the extreme Eastern side of the Capitol, you can see two cul-de-sacs which are irregularly shaped. In fact, when you draw a bold black line carefully around these cul-de-sacs, and continue the black line around the Capitol, you get the appearance of a fat bunny's head, with the cul-de-sacs as his ears. This is not accidental, either. The head and ears of the bunny attach to the stick figures of the legs of the compass, which are meant to be the legs of the bunny. Further, the Mason's Square form stick-figure arms of the bunny. This representation is critically important, because ancient Satanists drew Satan in just this stick figure way, including the fat bunny head and his ears. This is another way of representing Satan.

    And, just as the White House forms the southern point of the Goathead Pentagram, so the Capitol forms the head of Satan. Shockingly, the meaning is also the same. The Southern point of the Goathead Pentagram represented the spirit of Satan reaching into the mind of the goathead, the bunny's head represents the same meaning. In other words, both the Executive and the Legislative Branches of Government are to be controlled by Satan.

    Let us now quickly look at the Washington Monument, which lies directly West of the Capitol. In fact, the Washington Monument lies on a straight line, precisely 900 West of the Capitol. The Washington Monument is the most important Presidential monument to the occultist, because it is an obelisk set inside a circle. What, you are probably saying, is an obelisk? An obelisk is a tall, four-sided stone pillar tapering toward a pyramidal top. The obelisk is critically important to the occultist because they believe that the spirit of the ancient Egyptian sun god, Ra, resided in the obelisk. Thus, the obelisk represents the very presence of the sun god, whom the Bible calls Satan!!

    There are only three major obelisks in the world today, and two of them are in the United States. According to Epperson in his book, "The New World Order", the first major obelisk was constructed in St. Peter's square in Rome, and is so placed that every Pope who addresses any crowd in the square, must face the obelisk. A New Age author, Peter Tomkins, reports the same facts in his book, "The Magic Of Obelisks", Harper and Row, New York, 1982, ISBN 0-06-014899-3.

    For full details of this obelisk in St. Peter's Bascilica, please read NEWS1034, "POPE JOHN PAUL II EMBRACES EVOLUTION!!"

    The second obelisk was brought to America in 1881 from Alexandria, Egypt, and was placed in Central Park in New York City.

    The third obelisk is the Washington Monument, built to commemorate our First President, George Washington. In light of the symbols which we have just studied, which have been built into the layout of Government Center, I believe the Washington Monument was constructed by Masons, according to Masonic tradition, as a symbol that this country was controlled by Freemasonry from the very beginning. And the Washington Monument has Freemasonry stamped all over it:

    * It is built from 36,000 separate blocks of granite. The number 36 is derived from multiplying 3x12 and is an important number.
    * Its capstone weighs exactly 3,300 pounds.

    * The monument contains 188 specially donated Memorial stones, most of them donated by individuals, societies, cities, and nations throughout the world. But, Masonic lodges throughout the world contributed 35 of these Memorial stones. These 35 blocks were intermingled with the other Memorial stones, but the last several of them were placed at the 330 foot level.

    * The total cost of the Washington Monument was reported to be $1,300,000, showing again a most important Masonic number, 13.

    * The Monument has 8 windows, and together they total 39 square feet in size. The number 39 is very sacred because it is formed by multiplying 3x13. And, also remember the importance of the Number 8 in Occultic Numerology, for it carries the meaning of "New Beginnings". Combined with the meaning of Number 13, as "Extreme Rebellion", you get the total message that this "New Beginning" {New World Order} is to be carried out in "Extreme Rebellion".

    There are several other, more complicated Masonic numbers concealed within the construction of the Washington Monument, but you get the point: This monument, constructed to honor the first Masonic President, was designed so that both the White House and the Capitol face toward it so that the leaders of both branches have to face the spirit of Lucifer thought to be residing in it. This is typical occultism.

    One final interesting note. We reported earlier in this article that the Washington Monument obelisk was placed directly on a straight line, precisely 900 West of the Capitol. Thus, the inhabitants of the Capitol could face the obelisk daily. However, note that the Washington, D.C., obelisk does not lie in a straight line 900 South the White House. Why? Because it was lined so that it lies in a straight line 900 from the House of Understanding, the headquarters of Freemasonry!! In the mind of the occultist, the true political Administrative power resides in this Freemasonry headquarters, not in the White House. This is why President Andrew Johnson considered himself to be the subordinate to Albert Pike, the leader of North American Freemasonry!

    Clearly, the power of leadership to drive this country toward the New World Order, leading the rest of the world, lies in Freemasonry, not in the White House or the Congress. These symbols, built into the physical layout of Government Center in Washinton, D.C., represent the extent of that power. Think of the many years these symbols have remained hidden from most people's knowledge; think of the millions of tourists which have walked on these streets during this time, without having any idea as to the existence of these symbols, not to mention their meaning! And, if you have ever driven a car in this area, you will now understand why these streets seem to be laid out so wierd! Driving here can be a nightmare. Now you know why.

    I dare anyone to email me to tell me that this perfect layout of occult symbols is accidental or without significance. The odds against this happening accidentally are so astronomical as to be absurd. Do you see irrefutable evidences of a conspiracy here?

    And, now the end is apparently in sight. The Third World War, envisioned by Albert Pike in 1870 between Israel and her Arab neighbors, is apparently at hand. Out of this war is to come Antichrist. Are you spiritually ready? Is your family? Are you adequately protecting your loved ones? This is the reason for this ministry, to enable you to first understand the peril facing you, and then help you develop strategies to warn and protect your loved ones. Once you have been thoroughly trained, you can also use your knowledge as a means to open the door of discussion with an unsaved person. I have been able to use it many times, and have seen people come to Jesus Christ as a result. These perilous times are also a time when we can reach many souls for Jesus Christ, making an eternal difference.

    We hope you have been blessed by this ministry, which seeks to educate and warn people, so that they can see the coming New World Order -- Kingdom of Antichrist -- in their daily news.

  19. Freemasonry IS a cult. As Mason I have witnessed it. In my lodge we worship the god of the smoked pork belly during the spring and fall festivals. Then in Summer and winter we worship a large bottle of Mrs. Butterworth's syrup on Saturday mornings.

    It's evil and the proof of just how wicked it is can be measured in inches of waistline. When I joined I was 34, after fifteen years I am a 44.

  20. Therefore, we can let Freemasonry speak for itself, from its own writings, and test their teachings against the Holy Bible, to discover the truth once and for all.

    This week, we will examine Freemasonry teachings about God; then, we shall contrast these teachings with Biblical doctrine.

    "While all these faiths assert their claims to the exclusive possession of the Truth, Masonry inculcates its old doctrine, and no more: 'That God is One ...'" (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma" p. 576, Teachings of the 26 Degree).

    "God in the view of Pythagoras, was One ..." (Albert Pike, "Morals and Dogma, p. 667 Teachings of the 27 Degree).

    Freemasons constantly point out that no man can become a Mason unless he ascribes to the belief in God, or Supreme Being. Based upon this claim, Masons contend that their teachings are compatible with the Bible, or Christianity. Nothing could be further from the Truth!!

    The Apostle James succinctly stated, in Chapter 2:19, "Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the devils also believe and tremble."

    Now, let us apply James' statement to our current discussion about Freemasonry: "You, Freemason, believe that there is one God; you do well, but the devils also believe and tremble, so their faith in the One God does not save you." Why? Because the coming of Jesus Christ, and His establishment of His Second Covenant, changed everything. Now, a belief in One God, by itself, does not save you.

    Jesus Christ dogmatically stated, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." (Matthew 28:18). In other words, God the Father has now given all power and authority to Jesus Christ, after His death and resurrection.

    Then, Jesus also dogmatically asserted, "I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no man cometh unto the Father but by Me."

    THE litmus test for all persons on earth since Jesus was whether they correctly believed in the claims of Jesus Christ. The Bible states that Jesus is:

    The Creator of the Universe and all that is in it (John 1:1-14)
    Coequal with God the Father, and sitting at His right hand in glory (Matthew 22:44; 26:64; Mark 16:19; Luke 20:42-43; Acts 2:33-36; 5:31-32; Romans 8:34-39; Ephesians 1:20-22;
    Colossians 3:1; Hebrews 1:1-14, quoting Psalm 2:7, where God the Father address His Son as God; 1 Peter 3:22) The New Testament of our Bible thus clearly and consistently states this Truth, that Jesus Christ is God, and that all authority has been given to Him, including the authority for Final Judgment.

    . Messiah come in human flesh (John 1:14; Romans 8:3; 1 John 4:2-3 states that the test for the spirit of Antichrist is the doctrine that Jesus Christ is Messiah [Messiah denoting Divinity] come in the flesh of a man. Any person who refuses to believe this is the spirit of Antichrist. Freemasonry refuses to acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Messiah come in the flesh as a man. Albert Pike, writing in Morals and Dogma, states that Jesus "put on the appearance of a human body and took the name of Christ in the Messiah, only to accommodate itself to the language of the Jews ... He suffered in appearance only ..." (Pages 567-568, teachings of the 26 Degree)

    On Page 568, Pike denies specifically that Jesus is the Second Person of the Trinity, "He [Jesus] like all souls, was of the same substance with God, a manifestation of the Divinity, not forming a second person ..."

    In all ways you want to count, Freemasonry doctrine satisfies the Bible's definition of the "Spirit of Antichrist". Therefore, we should not be surprised when other New World Order leaders, like Alice Bailey and Foster Bailey, boldly state that Freemasonry is one of the major forces which will produce the New Age Christ!

    But, even when you limit your focus on God alone, Freemasonry has great trouble with the Biblical definition of God. The Bible clearly teaches that, while God is a Spirit, He is also a Person, containing personal attributes, such as love, hate, jealousy, desire to see justice done, just to name a few. But, Freemasonry teaches that God and Satan are equal and opposite, and are merely Forces. Listen to Albert Pike, page 102, "Morals and Dogma",

    "The true name of Satan, the Kabalists say, is that of Yahveh reversed; for Satan is not a black god, but the negation of God. The Devil is personification of Atheism and Idolatry. For the initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil." Pike again refers to the "Infinite God" as "the mighty cosmic force" on Page 707.

    So there you have the Truth about Freemasonry teachings: God is a Force. Not a Person but a Force. Seeker of Truth, contemplate this very, very carefully, because, once again, we are given tremendous insight into the heart of Freemasonry. Turn in your Bible to Daniel 11:37-38, where God is telling Daniel some of the characteristics of the Antichrist, "Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers ... nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour.."

    The Antichrist shall honour the God of forces, not the Personal God of the Hebrew Bible, but a strange god, the God of forces. Again, Freemasonry fulfills another definition of Antichrist.

    Well did Jesus speak of this world at the End of the Age, when He stated, repeatedly that unparalleled deception would be THE Hallmark Characteristic of this time. In Matthew 24, where Jesus is giving His disciples the many signs that would herald the End of the Age, He warned three times against unparalleled deception. He warned in verses 4, 11, and 24, concluding with the warning in verse 24, "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect."

    Unparalleled deception. Freemasonry is but the most powerful of the organizations that are engaging in deception that is historically unparalleled. Do not be deceived any more. Do not be the type of person God described in Isaiah 30:10b-11, "Speak to us smooth things, prophesy deceitful illusions. Get out of the true way ... cease holding up before us the Holy One of Israel". This is exactly what Freemasonry does; it holds up a different God to worship, a God that is a force only, and a force of love only. Masonry does not hold up the True Holy One of Israel; and, it does speak "smooth things, deceitful illusions", because it denies that God can ever get angry (Page 718, 28 Degree Teaching), which means that there is no judgment! How wonderful! Except that it simply is not true.

    So, if Freemasonry does not teach the God of the Holy Bible, Who is the God of whom they speak so clearly and so often? After all, no man can become a Freemason unless he professes belief in a Supreme Being, Whom they call God?

    The answer lies in fully understanding the following two statements by Albert Pike in his book, "Morals and Dogma". On Page 624, 28th Degree, Pike writes, "... Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries ..." Ponder this for a moment: Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries. Do you mean those Luciferian Mysteries from Ancient Egypt to Babylon to the Canaanites, Hitties, etc.? Those Mysteries? Yes, for as I read Freemason literature, I am reading teachings from all these Mysteries, as well as the Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans, Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. Masonry embraces them all, because Masonry claims to teach the "universal truths" that undergird all these religions. In fact, Masonry claims that its religious truths existed before this world was created! Masonic author, Foster Bailey (husband of New Age guru, Alice A. Bailey) writes in his book, "The Spirit of Masonry", Because the star Sirius is older than the Earth, Masonry could have existed there long before our Earth Masonry began." (Page 145)

    All the Ancient Mysteries believed in many gods and goddesses, a system of religion we

    Polytheism. Each nation was conceived as having its own set of such gods, including a supreme god for that nation. When one nation in antiquity conquered another, the ancients viewed it as a triumph of one national god over another.

    Likewise, Masonry views many gods. The God of the Bible, the God of the Jews, is seen as their national god, that is all; and, the Hebrew God had a negative counterpart, Satan, as we quoted above. This Hebrew God is seen as a particularly nasty God, for, whenever He had the upper hand, He ordered the wholesale slaughter of entire villages and nations, man, woman, child, and animal. Do not be deceived: Masonry sees the God of the Holy Bible as nothing more than the Hebrew national god. Pike quite clearly states this teaching, on Page 558, of "Morals and Dogma": "The mass of the Jews, they held, recognized not the angel, by whom, in all the Theophanies of the Old Testament, God revealed Himself; they knew not the Demiurge in his true relation to the hidden Supreme God, who never reveals Himself in the sensible world. They confounded the type and the archetype, the symbol and the idea. They rose no higher than the Demiurge; they took him to be the Supreme God Himself. But the spiritual men among them, on the contrary, clearly perceived or at least divined, the ideas veiled under Judaism; they rose beyond the Demiurge to a knowledge of the Supreme God, and are therefore properly His worshippers."

    So, the poor Jews thought their God was the Supreme God, Who created all things; but the "spiritual" Freemason understands that the Supreme God of the Universe stands far away and above the poor Hebrew national God. And, this Supreme God is incapable of anger (Page 718), and is all loving (Page 717-718, 28th Degree). In fact, the Supreme God and Architect of the Universe seems to be the God Immanent of Hinduism, where He diffused Himself in all His creation, after He created. Thus, God is in all things, and in every human. We are all Divine, with some further along the Path of Enlightenment than others.

    To finalize this study of God, let us go to one of Freemasonry's more controversial teachings about the God Whom they serve. Albert Pike states on Page 321, 26th Degree teaching, "Lucifer, the Light Bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness. Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the light, and with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, selfish Souls? Doubt it not!" Then, on Page 567, Pike again refers to Lucifer as "Angel of Light". Freemasons teach that Satan and Lucifer are not the same being. No, Satan is the evil God, the negation of Yahveh, while Lucifer is the good, wonderful "Light Bearer", the One Whom Freemasonry truly worships.

    On July 14, 1889, Albert Pike issued instructions to the 23 Supreme [Masonic] Councils of the world, recorded by A.C. De La Rive in his book, "La Femme et l'Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle (Page 588), "That which we must say to the crowd is -'We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition'." (This is the God of the Bible)

    "To you, Sovereign Grand Inspector's General, we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees -- the Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferic doctrine."

    [This quote also featured in the following 2 sources: 1) Gary Kah, "Enroute To Global Occupation, p. 114. 2) Lady Queenborough, "Occult Theocrasy", p. 220-221, as quoted by author, A. Ralph Epperson, in his book, "Masonry: Conspiracy Against Humanity", p. 273-274.

    Now, you are deceived no longer.

    But, just to make sure that you are deceived no longer, allow Anton LaVey, High Priest of the Church of Satan, to have the last word. In his book, "The Satanic Rituals: Companion To 'The Satanic Bible'", LaVey says, "Satanic ritual is a blend of Gnostic, Cabbalistic, Hermetic, and Mason elements, incorporating nomenclature and vibratory words of power from virtually every mythos." (Page 21)

    Then on Page 59, speaking of the infamous Satanic Rite called 'L'Air EPAIS', or "The Ceremony of the Stifling Air", in which a person finally and totally commits himself to Satan, LaVey writes about the Requirements for Performance:

    "The chamber must either be black, or mirrored. A mirrored chamber provides greater confrontation for the celebrant, making him hyperconscious of his role. Mirrors also serve to 'rob the soul' according to old tradition. An austere chair is provided in which the celebrant sits during the first part of the ritual. The coffin may be of any type, although a traditional hexagonal style is recommended, as this is the type depicted in the actual sigil of the Sixth degree of the Templars and, combined with the skull and crossbones, is retained in Masonic symbology. The coffin must be large enough to accomodate two persons, hence special construction or modification is likely to be necessary.

    The usual devices of Satanic ritual are all employed."

    In this article, we have demonstrated the following facts about Freemasonry:

    Their teachings about God are not consistent with Biblical teachings
    Their teachings about many gods are precisely the same as the Luciferian Mysteries religions, all of which the Bible condemns, and whom God physically destroyed because they were practicing these religions.
    Albert Pike teaches that Freemasons of the 30-32 Degrees are to be told that Lucifer is the one whom they serve. And, Pike speaks of Lucifer twice in his "Morals and Dogma", both times as the Angel of Light whom they serve.
    Satanist Anton LaVey confirms that Satanic ritual and Masonic ritual are identical.
    We have shown you two instances where the teachings of Freemasonry exactly fulfill the Biblical definition of the "forces of the Antichrist".

  21. Anybody else have a raging headache?

    I always have a laugh at the satanic inverted pentagram accusations, since there is no connection between satanism and the symbol until 1961. Ah, but I guess all those Eastern Star ladies kept their goat sacrifices hidden under their skirts until all these geniuses discovered it.

  22. OFGS! WS, what do you do, set out the bait for these guys?

    Personally, I had to give up reading because the batteries in my BS meter ran down.

    The Sacred Chao of Masonry

  23. I'm waiting for Mike to speak and stop copying and pasting. This is like cliffnotes when you were in the 8th grade and didn't read a book for a book report.

    Come on Mike can you speak without pasting every hatesite we have already read?

    Make YOUR case with YOUR own words gee so can you not make your own case?

  24. Yes I can. All the stuff I copied and pasted is stuff that I believe. I do believe that freemasonry is a cult. The only reason masons do charity work is to smoke screen the real intentions of the lodge. Happy now? If you want to call them cliff notes go right ahead. I guess all these former masons who have repented and come clean about masonry are liars right? But what would they know? Just remember Hell is hot. When you die all you masons can hang out with Aleister Crowley. One of the masons famous brothers. And yes freemasonry is a cult and yes you do worship the devil if you are a mason. No one on here has convinced me other wise. I have stated my case and this is the last post for me.

  25. I rec'd the following email from Mike at the Burning Taper's email address late Friday night.

    + + +

    Why don't you try to smear these other guys? Why not put their pictures up on your Blog page?
    This guy is very anti masonic
    This person as well.
    She's got the all seeing eye on her myspace.
    Let the smearing begin.

    This is where I got most of info. but what do these guys now they are all lying right?

    Keep checking myspace profile. I plan on doing a anti-masonic page myself. Who knows maybe a satan lover such as yourself will se the true enlightment. The enlightment of god the true light bearer!

    + + +

    If I was a psychoanalyst, I'd diagnose our friend Mike with a persecution complex. I might be wrong, but then, if I was a psychoanalyst, no one would question me.

    He's mentioned a "smear campaign" against him several times today, and in this email, he urges me / us to launch a smear campaign against others who think like him.

    Mike fails to grasp this simple fact: He was chosen to be today's laughingstock simply because he wrote that original, unsolicited email to the Taper's MySpace address, saying "Fuck the Masons" and "Fuck the Illuminati." No one here sought Mike out or contacted him first; he brought all the attention upon himself with that stupid email.

    Alas, he's no scholar. He's not even a Josh the Baptist. He's given us nothing to debate, or even to think much about. He should be commended, I suppose, for mastering the CNTL-C and CNTL-P copy/paste technique, though. He's shown himself to be quite adept at that, and I guess we should encourage even the small things.

    He's promised us now at least three times that he's posted his last comment; perhaps he'll keep his promise and we can get back to something more entertaining.

    — W.S.

  26. I don't think this guy even dignifies a response. He's obviously a symptom of a much bigger problem. Remember the fundamentalist Christian heretics? It's the same old same old party line. He's just out there because he's angry and ineffective. Nothing is worse than being mediocre in an exceptional world.

    Darren Simpson
    Master Mason & Christian

  27. Mike is a product of persuasion he has proven his information comes from other blogs so it appears he does not have the abliity to think for himself. That is sad, he plays follow the leader.

    Now he pretends to preach "The enlightment of god the true light bearer!"
    but he has used the word "fuck". Even our favorite Baptist didn't use that word.

    He has not researched his own thinking for his thinking is not his but several websites.

    He came here looking for a fight, I assume to copy and paste material for his new anti-masonic site #6,987,567,952,454.

    You can't fight with someone who cna't start one.

  28. If you'll take a look at Mike's profile, there are some glaring evidences that Mike leads a life fraught with double standards. His choice of My Space "friends" shows that he's dealing with issues of subduing the subtler passions of the human body. (*Hey, if you're gonna tread the high-road; be able to take the criticism...)
    Mike states that he is single...I wonder why?
    If you're going to spout off Biblical innuendo, then you need to live by your credo, Mike. Using foul language and cursing, posting scantily clad females on your homepage; then coming out and attacking people that you don't even know, calling them "satanists" and such non-sense... Where do you get off judging people? You have far more serious personal issues yourself. You need to be concerned with your own salvation. Not with others.
    Personally, you need God in your life. If you profess to be Christian, you need to live by it's tenets. Heaven is not granted to people just because they are "good-ole-boys" that are "saved". "Not perfect, but forgiven" is one of the most doctrinally damning statements to come along the way in modern, evangelical Christianity. To "repent" is to literally "change one's mind" and turn away from sin. My concern is that your own mind and heart is not in the right place. Your statements are disingenuous. That comes from a fundamental flaw in your personal relationship with your creator.
    There are those in Masonry that do not subscribe to Christianity. Just as there are many Christians that do not subscribe to Masonry. I believe you need to spend time in retrospect and meditate upon the "beam that is in your own eye" before you try to remove splinters from the eyes of others.

    Pax de Deus,
    Darren Simpson
    MM, Christian, Open Minded

  29. Mike,

    And why should you care if Freemasonry is a cult or not? Christianity was once considered a "cult". I view evangelical, Protestant Christianity as a cult... Perhaps a dangerous one. But I don't go on to someones webpage and spout off diatribe and allegory, and quite have a lot of allegory posted...
    So you damn all Masons. OK...So what? What's next? You trying to make it impossible for folks to become or practice Masonry? We live here in America, Mike. We enjoy the freedom to practice whatever practice we want to. You can't take that away. America was based on Masonic principles. Many of our founding fathers were Masons. Those are the facts. George Washington, Ben Franklin, John Hancock, Paul Revere, etc., etc... So all of them are in Hell, Mike? If so...Then we'll be in good company. Besides...if everyone in Heaven is going to be like you... I don't wanna be there.
    Wake up and grow up. So far, you've only posted the diatribe that seems to support your beliefs. You can't force your views upon others. If you were truly trying to "save" people's souls, you would be coming at people differently. You are just attacking what you fear and don't understand. I don't think that anyone here will deny that your posts smack of certain fear and wide-eyed, fanatical devotion to the views you've formed or had drilled into you. You're chasing after shadows.

    Darren Simpson
    MM, Christian

  30. I can't believe this. I had to back out and hit the comment link again before I could post this comment, no way I'd have time to scroll back through all that nonsense.

    Did any of you happen to catch what one of his sources was? "From Hell", a Johnny Depp movie about Jack The Ripper.

    What the hell's your next source going to be, Mike? "Pirates Of The Carribbean"?

    By the way, if Jack The Ripper had anything to do with the Masons, he was more than likely somebody that had been kicked out of the order. Don't you think it would be a little odd for a Mason brother in good standing to go around leaving Masonic symbols at the scene of a murder?

    Start using your noggin, bro, all you're doing is devouring poison, just like a dog lapping up anti-freeze and thinking it's good for you becasue it tastes sweet. Like Widows Son said, think for yourself, before you lose the capacity to do so, if you haven't already.

  31. Some private email postings to me (Darren Simpson) from Mike the Anti-Mason,

    Mike Said:

    Shut up! Freemasory has some of the most disgusting people in history. As far as me having a problem you seem backed up something. You are the one who has anger issues. Maybe it's because you live in the basement with your mom. As far as Lucifer being mentioned in the bible here's the verse you dip.Lucifer" appears only one time--in Isaiah 14:12. This reads:

    1. "How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning..."

    There it is. I figured a well educated man such as yourself would know that...boy my opinion of you is changed...rolling my eyes.
    So stop the Albert Pike version of the bible or the Aleister Crowley version. So keep on attacking my morals moron!

    Oh yeah I never stated I was a Christian numb nuts! As far as the girls on my page lets look at yours. Oh 3 friends your are oh so popular. Don't be jealous. So what some of my quotes have bible verses oh no. Freemasonry has more to with Islamic terrorists then christianity any way you fool. Oh my god I'am straight and like girls and they like me. Not everyone is sasuage suck suck as yourself.Phallus symbols are filled in masonry so maybe that's why you are attacking women. Anyone who rather look at that then a women is gay in my book. So what up sailor?

    Yeah giving to charity to mask the real intentions of the lodge. You are a genius and masonry is lucky to have a man like representing it's Lodges across America.

    As far as going to anti-masonic websites good for you. I'm surprised you can even read lumpy! Your little brotherhood has been involved in scandals involving murder, drug trafficing, prostitution, money laundring, and countless other things. So if all these web-sites lie why the don't you sue them for something called *libel* you dope!

    So do me a favor SHUT YOUR MOUTH!!!!!!!!!!!

    Darren Said:

    Such anger coming from you! As far as calling me "boy" little man...I'm a 37 year old "man". Havent lived with my parents since I was 17 and I am fairly successful at what I do for a living. If you would look into the "lucifer" issue in the Bible... It is a translation issue. Lucifer was a Canaanite deity...not the Devil of Judeo-Christian thought. The problem with you pseudo-scholars is that you only look at things on the surface...You never do your own legwork to discover things as they really are. If the Lucifer you refer to was the Devil...then tell me what his name means in Hebrew. Lucifer, the light bearer is a Roman/Latin translation and the word has no equivalent in the Hebrew or the Aramaic languages. The Languages that Christ spoke was Hebrew and Aramaic. The original authors of the Bible wrote in Hebrew (Jewish) and Aramaic.
    Finally...My MySpace account is pretty new and I don't really keep up with it. My Masonic Blogs are where I converse mainly and it has pretty steady traffic. You resorting to the language and disrespectful tone you have goes even further to prove my original point. You're a flash in the pan. Your comment, "Who said I was Christian?" goes that extra mile to prove your disingenuity in the purpose of your statements. For all intents and purposes for everyone who will read these messages, you have been exposed as a pseudo-intellectual and a person who simply wants to vent anger at what you perceive is a threat.

    Freemasons are some of the vilest men ever??? C'mon! George Washington, Ben Franklin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, CPE Bach, Tomaso Albinoni, Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr.? Yeah... Pretty vile folks if you wanna look at it that way.

    Finally, you told me to shut up. I will not do the same to you because I want you to talk as much as you can. Your own words betray your limited scope and the lack of scholarship in your research. The internet is a wonderful tool...but you can't believe everything you read.

    Darren Simpson
    ("Now, I'll shut up... Thanks! :) )

    - Well folks...better not try to argue with this guy face to face...he might beat you up or something if he can't get over on you with his pseudo-scholarly arguments... Darren ;)

  32. Are it turns out, Mike actually belongs to the North Carolina Grand Lodge.

  33. LOL. Gouchogandhi you crack me up. Hope you had a good weekend!

  34. An Appeal To The Illuminati

    God is trying to realize Himself through mankind. This is the essence of all true religion. The Creator has infused human life with snowflake perfection. Man need only discern this design to discover indescribable beauty, peace and happiness.

    A loving bliss is at the heart of human life. Our worldly desires for money, sex (romance) and power are vain attempts to conjure it. But the more we pursue this counterfeit, the further we stray from the true source. The pursuit of worldly desires tends to enslave the soul. Bliss requires that we outgrow these desires.

    A relatively small clique is enslaving humanity. This is the London-based central banking cartel that controls the credit of most nations and is the mainspring of the Illuminati which controls Freemasonry. It has filched the government's credit card and can buy anything/anyone and charge the taxpayer.

    "central banking cartel"


    Few mortals could resist this temptation to own and control the world. The Illuminati want to be God and define reality according to their own dysfunction and arrested development. They want to expunge our belief in God (natural and moral order) and ensure mankind does not evolve as intended. Lucifer is their god; alienation, revolution, dysfunction and depravity are their worship.

    They want us to miss our Rendezvous with our Creator and languish in a drab prison cell with a television blasting money, sex (romance) and violence 24/7. Prisoners themselves, they would induct us into their private hell.

    Look at the mass media which they control. Do you see anything that warms your heart and reminds you of what it means to be human? Anything that expresses and fosters love for people? Anything that ennobles, (truly) educates, uplifts and empowers? Anything that encourages you to join with like minded people and work together?

    Ironically their gazillions of dollars cannot buy them what they really want. Like you and I, they want to be loved. Right now they hate people and people hate them. But if they were genuine benefactors, rather than "philanthropists" with a perverse secret agenda, they would be loved.

    We are their debt slaves. Our governments owe them trillions supposedly. In fact, they owe us trillions since we paid interest in real money for their imaginary loans. Let's make a deal. We'll forgive their debt if they relinquish control of the world's central banks.

    As Aaron Russo's film "America: From Freedom to Fascism" makes clear we must return the moneymaking function to democratically elected governments. This is the key to ending the cycle of war and depression that has afflicted humanity for centuries. This will remove the dead hand thwarting mankind's spiritual and cultural development.

    We are approaching a very critical period. More and more people recognize that 9-11 was a controlled demolition, a premeditated mass murder. Look at the video "9-11 Myths: Demolition." In the rubble, the steel central columns *stick out like proverbial sore thumbs. *They were /cleanly sliced/ at a 45-degree angle by thermite charges, like a buzz saw cuts a mighty oak.

    It's hard to believe the perpetrators thought they'd get away with this. Using state-sponsored terrorism, they are imposing a 1984 tyranny to protect themselves from prosecution. They are fomenting a gratuitous "clash of civilizations" a "never ending war" to further control and degrade us.

    I say to them. Find your bliss in the only place it exists, in the service of God and love of humanity. You cannot cheat the truth nor feel good without being good. Your path leads to hell and you will not escape the inferno.

    Right now, humanity is lost and demoralized. But the tide is already turning. The truth is the most powerful force in the universe. Choose to be loved. Rejoin mankind and help us assume our Divine destiny.

    How's this mike?

  35. Anon #27B-6,

    Have you ever actually tried to use a buzzsaw on a mighty oak?

    It ain't all that.

  36. I have been and am a free mason that too in India.I do not find anything there ,except networking.It is at best,an exclusive club.No ideological discussions.And Free Masons are not going to influence the society in any manner.Leave them to enjoy their company.

  37. Hmmm-as a Dieist I find this all very interesting. Mike you come here spitting venom and backing it up with other people's words whilst standing on the Bible like a street corner hack of a preacher. Well-take a look at the origins of Christianity-and basically all other religions. They ALL evolved from pagan beliefs. Nothing in Christianity or Islam or any other religion is new-be it the virgin birth, self sacrifice, returning from the dead and ect. All just reruns of other belief systems. Go ahead and do some research and you will see I am right. Religions today are adaptions of other older systems. Yet here you are-seething with anger and lashing out like a cornered snake at people who have never once bothered you in any way. Christians have a broad history of intolerance to anything that is out of their comfort zone-and have killed MANY in time in the name of God. Crusades anyone? As I understand it Freemasonry promotes peace and the making of a good man better. Brotherly love and compassion for your fellow human being-Mason or non-is a lesson taught strongly. Masons are to follow the laws of the country which they live, are admonished to be Godly men and good fathers and husbands and to serve their fellow creatures. I should know-because after much study I became a Mason and then later a 32 degree Mason because their was a glue of morality and humanity to bind me to my Creator, family and country. Enjoy your first ammendment right to say what you will friend. Many died to give you that right.
    I will not take the time to respond to whatever it is that you might have to say unless it concerns my belief system and I humbly ask the Brothers to remember what we were taught about engaging the non-initiated about Masonry. No good can come of it because you can no more change him or any other who oppose us than they can change us. I would also ask your forgiveness Brothers for discussing my belief system here and in no way wish to engage any of my Brothers in religious discussion, and will not for reasons you well know.

  38. This guy is a nut and ruining the Mason name. I don't where in the hell he got his information but he obviously watches too many movies. I have pettioned to join a local lodge and Johnstown, Pa. Once i'm in, this guy will go down.

  39. That's real nice. So now I will have a radical masons coming after me. That picture is not even me. So if something happens to this person would you even give a crap. This just goes to show what a great charity organization you are. Do you all normally put up pictures of anti-masons. For what purpose? In hopes of getting somebody killed? I have posted widows home address and still have it. Maybe I'll start posting it calling him a child molester that should get plenty of people stoping by widows house. I think I'll do that. I'll be back and give you link so you can see. Now well see who goes down.

  40. Great job Mike. I too have been investigating the Masons for some time now. My father is a Mason and he denies these things (as all Masons do) However, he did let me in on some of his Masonic beliefs about Lucifer being the light. Of course right away I realized how Satan has decieved men into becoming a Mason.. The Bible says, that
    "Satan (Lucifer) appears as an angel of light."
    Just as Jesus made the fishermen fishers of men.. Us Christians are also fishers of men. This is why people like Mike and me attempt to educate men about the Masons. We see men drowning in the deceptions of this world And as a Christian, it is opur job to fish them out so to speak.. We dont hate the Masons, We care - that they are decieved and on their way to hell.
    Here is a video that will shed some light on the Masons.. May God open the eyes to all who are decieved.. God bless you all..

  41. However, he did let me in on some of his Masonic beliefs about Lucifer being the light. Of course right away I realized how Satan has decieved men into becoming a Mason.

    I do believe that you are lying. While it's quite possible that your father, seeing your intolerant Fundie beliefs might have decided to have a good leg-pull with you, no real Mason would suggest something which is so patently untrue.

    Know what I call guys like you who use misinformation and untruths and half-truths in order to advance your cause? "Liars for Jesus."

    Go peddle your lies elsewhere.

  42. Why would I lie? I have nothing to gain by it. Like I said before, Nearly all Masons would deny these things because they are sworn to.
    AND, either you havent reached the Degree where these things are made known to you or, you know what Ive said to be true and cant admit it because you are sworn to deny it. Either way, I dont care. I just hope for your sake that your eyes will be open to the realities of what its all about. You said, "Know what I call guys like you who use misinformation and untruths and half-truths in order to advance your cause? "Liars for Jesus."
    Again, about me being a liar, Come on now, Im sure there is a copy of the Masonic bible online somewhere I could download and show you that Im right. I do however have an online copy of "Morals and Dogma" that really shed some light on the darkness of Masonry..

  43. To the anonymous poster above:

    Albert Pike and Morals and Dogma? That old canard?

    Read the introduction, it states that anyone may reject what they find as untrue and unsound. His writings were the opinion of, and read carefully, ONE MAN!

    By the way, have you considered that Jesus and Lucifer are one in the same? After all, the Biblical passage that equates the Devil with Lucifer is Isaiah 14:12; contrast that with Revelation 22:16 and get back to me.

  44. TM writes: "By the way, have you considered that Jesus and Lucifer are one in the same? After all, the Biblical passage that equates the Devil with Lucifer is Isaiah 14:12; contrast that with Revelation 22:16 and get back to me."

    Excellent point, Traveling Man.

    Rev. 22:16 says, "I, Jesus... am... the bright Morning Star." Through science (man's reason), we know the "bright morning star" to be the planet Venus, which depending on the time of year shines bright just before dawn, or just after dusk. It's a "wanna-be" Sun (Lucifer trying to outshine God) or a Sun, Jr. (Jesus).

    Either way, it's myth and metaphor, not gospel fact.

    See "Gods and goddesses are real beings" and articles that follow it on, where a debate on the true nature of gods and goddesses — real or archetype? — is brewing between our two new Goddess Writers.

    — W.S.

  45. TM writes: "By the way, have you considered that Jesus and Lucifer are one in the same? After all, the Biblical passage that equates the Devil with Lucifer is Isaiah 14:12; contrast that with Revelation 22:16 and get back to me."
    If you read here in Job 38:7 (King James Version)
    "7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?"
    Here the term "morning stars" also refers to angels. Satan(Lucifer) was an angel before he was cast out of heaven.

    Revelation 22:16 (King James Version)
    "16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star."
    Here Jesus is called "The Bright and Morning Star."

    Isaiah 14:12 (King James Version)
    12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

    Notice that Lucifer is called son of the morning

  46. Anonymous fundamentalist: Since you want to be word-picky and biblically-literal, quibbling over "son of the morning" vs. "morning star," please tell me where in the Bible Lucifer and Satan are indicated to be the same entity. Why do you think the Isaiah passage refers to Satan at all? Many scholars believe the passage is actually referring to a then-on-the-throne king of Babylon. See this old Burning Taper article for more information.

    — W.S.

  47. Well, if my first citation isn't enough how about" "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things."
    Isaiah 45:7

    God created evil....


    Traveling Man

  48. First of all, the Hebrew word for evil "rah" is used in many different ways in the Bible. In the KJV Bible, it occurs 663 times. 431 times it is translated as "evil." The other 232 times it is translated as "wicked", "bad", "hurt", "harm", "ill", "sorrow", "mischief", "displeased", "adversity", "affliction", "trouble", "calamity", "grievous", "misery", and "trouble." So we can see that the word does not require that it be translated as "evil." This is why different Bibles translate this verse differently. It is translated as "calamity" by the NASB and NKJV; "disaster" by the NIV; and "woe" by the RSV;
    Second, the context of the verse is speaking of natural phenomena.

    "I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me; 6That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun That there is no one besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other, 7The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the Lord who does all these." (Isaiah 45:5-7).

    Notice that the context of the verse is dealing with who God is, that it is God who speaks of natural phenomena (sun, light, dark), and it is God who is able to cause "well-being" as well as "calamity." Contextually, this verse is dealing with natural disasters, and human comfort issues. It is not speaking of moral evil; rather, it is dealing with calamity, distress, etc. This is consistent with other scriptures. For example,

    "And the Lord said to him, "Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him dumb or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?" (Exodus 4:11).
    "Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?" (Amos 3:6).

  49. Split hairs if you must.

    Still God creates calamity?

    I still say Hmmmmm.

    Traveling Man

  50. If God wants to create calamity, who am I to judge?? Look what he did to Sodom and Gomorrah, Genesis 19:24 and 25
    24 Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of heaven;
    25 And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

    Also see: Genesis 6:13
    So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth.
    Genesis 7:1
    The LORD then said to Noah, "Go into the ark, you and your whole family, because I have found you righteous in this generation.
    There are many many many examples of God creating calamity on people who refuse to obey Him.
    But do you see what God does with those who do obey Him? He protects them from the calamity.
    Gods judgements are always just.

  51. "God's judgements are always just."

    No, they are not.

    First, let me state that the accounts of the Biblical flood, and of Sodom and Gomorrah, are pure fiction. There is not a shred of evidence to support them as historical fact.

    That said, any God who would drown babies, dumb animals, and those parts of the world who had no connection to the Middle East and interaction with this God as recounted in the Bible is hardly a just God.

    Second, this same God sanctions polygamy, slavery and gives instructions on how to sell your daughter. Just? No.

    Third, according to the New Testament, this God will subject people to an eternal punishment for supposed "evils" committed in time is not just. It is cruel and unusual punishment pure and simple.

    God as depicted in the Bible is a tyrannical, psychologically underdeveloped entity who throws temper tantrums and cannot deliver on his promises.

    Peddle it somewhere else.

    Traveling Man

  52. Peddle what where?? You seem to be the one who has a problem with God. Take it up with Him.. All I can say is Gods judgements are just and His word is true.. If you want to go on believing that you are still evolving from the monkey your great gand daddy was then hey, more power to ya. Some people believe in superman, the easter bunny and yes, even Santa Clause.. Your not alone..

  53. Peddling a rigid interpretation of the Bible that leads to intolerance and bigotry by an absolute literal adherance to what is found within; that's what you can peddle elsewhere.

    As for his word being true, well I would expect an omnipotent being to be able to accurately calculate the value of Pi and not get it wrong. (Check 1 Kings 7:23.) So much for true.

    Lot gave his daughter to the men of Sodom and the God as depicted in the Bible had no problem with it. I as a human have a higher morality than that. Yet Peter calls him a "just man". So much for just.

    As for descending from monkeys, once again you tap your keyboard and show your ignorance. Evolution states that primates had a common anscestor, not that humans descended from apes. (Unlike some, my family tree forks....)

    I believe in a God whose name is not jealosy. I believe in a God who gave us a brain and the powers of reason and expected us to use them, and not, in the words of Luther: "Whoever wishes to be a Christian, let him pluck out the eyes of his reason." Or a Church that condemns science because it contradicts observation as in the case of Galileo.

    I have taken my problems up with God as depicted in the Bible, and he has remained strangely mute.

    I share a Lodge with Fundamentalist Christians, and the difference between them and you is that they know enough to "shake the dust from their feet". They are fully aware of my beliefs and I of theirs. I don't try and change them and they don't try to change me. Tolerance, it's a beautiful thing.

    If you want a better explanation of where I'm coming from please Google "Mark Morford+A liberal finds he is intolerant of intolerance"

    As for fairy tales, there is no extra Biblical evidence for the existance of Jesus. Please visit and click on the link: Did a historical Jesus exist?


  54. Traveling man, what a bunch of nonsense. Your insecurity sure shines though all you have written in your last blog.. Perhaps we have struck a nerve? I wasnt trying to to do that.. Take a chill pill if you must. Im only telling you the truth.. The facts. What God has said in His Holy word.
    About me promoting bigotry, It wasnt me who became the grand wizzard of the KKK. It was your 33rd degree Mason, Albert Pike. (the Founder of the KKK)
    Are you sure you are a Mason or a wannabe?? Come on these are facts. You are calling me all kinds of names.. Hmmm, well I always heard that Masons were making good men better.. Opps, what happened there.
    As for Lots daughters, Lot only offered his daughters rather for them to rape his house guests who were holy angels from heaven.
    I am sorry if the truth offended you. May God bless you in your search for truth..

  55. Im only telling you the truth.. The facts. What God has said in His Holy word.

    Seems to me that you're only discussing your very narrow interpretation of what some people translated from incomplete writings of what others claimed G-d said some 3,500 years ago. Looks like a lot of human intervention; how could you possibly get the truth from all of that?

    Oh, wait - you can't. Your reference proves this:

    It wasnt me who became the grand wizzard of the KKK. It was your 33rd degree Mason, Albert Pike. (the Founder of the KKK)
    Are you sure you are a Mason or a wannabe?? Come on these are facts.

    Pike was not a Grand Wizard, nor was he a founder of the KKK. The few authors who made this claim never provide any supporting evidence, and in fact, seem to cite each other!

    But then, if you were interested in discussing "facts" then you'd have bothered to look this up yourself, instead of just copying what you read someplace else.

    See, that's another thing about you "Liars for Jesus" types: you will ignore the inconvenient details and anything else that doesn't fit into your narrow little preconceptualized universe. You will simply swallow what some self-proclaimed religious expert tells you, and abdicate your personal and moral responsibilities to further the cause of spreading truth and light.

  56. To the Anonymous Poster:

    Let's stay on topic shall we? Your last post appears to be an attempt at obfuscation:

    "Traveling man, what a bunch of nonsense."

    Accurately pointing out the value of Pi is wrong in an "infallable" text is nonsense? Indicating that handing over your daughter to be raped is not the act of a "just" man is nonsense? I rather think it is pointing out Biblical error. Literary criticism if you like.

    "Your insecurity sure shines though all you have written in your last blog.."

    My last blog had a couple of quotes for other brothers, (at the time you posted), and a haiku written by Issa. I read it two ways: one that people don't have the patience to appreciate natural beauty, two that humans are impermanent compared to the moon. How's that insecure?

    If you're refering to my funk about some of the Brothers of my Lodge upset that I pointed out a misstep in Masonic protcol, well I was moping a bit about catching "a little flack" about doing the right thing. Self indulgent? Yes. Insecure? No.

    "Perhaps we have struck a nerve?"

    Neither post had anything in the slightest to do with you. Sorry.

    "I wasnt trying to to do that.. Take a chill pill if you must."

    I prefer very dry gin martinis thanks.

    "Im only telling you the truth.. The facts. What God has said in His Holy word.
    About me promoting bigotry, It wasnt me who became the grand wizzard of the KKK. It was your 33rd degree Mason, Albert Pike. (the Founder of the KKK)

    Tom Accousti beat me to this one.

    Are you sure you are a Mason or a wannabe??

    Ad hominem argument. Does not address the points I made in my post. For the record I was Initiated, Passed, and Raised in a subordinate Lodge of The Grand Lodge of the State of Connecticut, and am a member of a research Lodge as well. Both dues cards are in my wallet.

    "Come on these are facts."


    "You are calling me all kinds of names.. Hmmm, well I always heard that Masons were making good men better.. Opps, what happened there."

    Calling you names? No. Read my prior post very carefully:

    "Peddling a rigid interpretation of the Bible that leads to intolerance and bigotry by an absolute literal adherance to what is found within; that's what you can peddle elsewhere."

    I said that a rigid interpretation of the Bible leads to intolerance and bigoty - (Mathew Shepard anyone?) I never ascribed those quailites to you.

    As for making good men better, what's your point. I don't see where pointing out inaccuracies in a text several thousand years old isn't "good" nor is call into question the flawed system of morality found therein.

    "As for Lots daughters, Lot only offered his daughters rather for them to rape his house guests who were holy angels from heaven."

    And this makes it right? One would think an omnipotent God could get his minions out of a scrape without a girl having to get raped.

    "I am sorry if the truth offended you."

    Truth doesn't offend me. Denial of reason in preferance to slavish adherance to a book packed with obvious errors baffles me however.

    "May God bless you in your search for truth..

    I'm sure he/she/it does.

    Traveling Man

  57. Hey, youre right. He wasnt the grand wizzard of the kkk - he was
    the chief justice.. My mistake..
    Albert Pike
    (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
    One of the Klan founders, Captain John C. Lester, wrote a 119 page book in 1884, in which he recalled the founding of the Klan fifteen years before. The only person that Lester mentioned was "Gen. Forrest," undoubtedly referring to Nathan Bedford Forrest. Lester does not mention Pike.

    Walter Fleming republished Lester's memoir in 1905 and added a list of names and pictures of "Klansmen". These included Pike but also Rev. D.L. Wilson, who had been Lester's co-author but not a Klansman. Thus, many have disputed Fleming's authority.

    However, the Washington Post listed Pike as Chief Judicial Officer in 1905, as well (Washington Post, August 13, 1905, p.E4. ProQuest Historical Newspapers, The Washington Post 1877-1990). Further, the Ku Klux Klan has listed Albert Pike as Chief Judicial Officer in its own promotional literature. The document "Knights and Women of the Ku Klux Klan - Klorero, Elmira, New York, July, 1-2-3-4-5, 1925" has Pike pictured next to Nathan Bedford Forrest. This document is available in special collections libraries at the University of Michigan, University of Texas and University of California.

    When Susan Lawrence Davis published her "Authentic History of the Ku Klux Klan, 1865-1877" in 1924, she also captions a portrait of Pike, "Chief Justice of the 'Invisible Empire' (Ku Klux Klan)." Interestingly, Davis indicates that Pike's portrait was "...presented by Mr. Yvon Pike, Leesburg, Va., son of General Pike, for this history." That Pike's own son would supply his portrait to Ms. Davis in her endeavor to document Klan history is compelling circumstantial evidence of Pike's participation with the Klan.

    Finally, Pike's own unapologetically racist writings ("Morals & Dogma," Albert Pike, p. 829 - "Negro Masonry Being a Critical Examination of Objections to the Legitimacy of the Masonry Existing Among the Negroes of America," William H. Upton, Appendix) post-date the Civil War and stand as obvious testimony to his bigotry. That the Ku Klux Klan and his own son corroborate his participation leaves little doubt as to Pike's relation to the Klan. Albert Pike was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.

    Traveling man, are you a Mason? I know that you dont revere Albert Pike as an important figure in freemasonry yet,but dont worry. You will when and if you make it to the 33rd degree and you are handed a copy of "Morals and dogma."
    Its your right to freedom of speech to call me names. And to talk bad about The God of the Bible. But it does reveal your charactor flaws. Your hypocrisy and intolerance really shines through in your writings..
    May God Bless you in your search for Truth..

  58. Anonymous: Obviously you've researched the Klan and Pike, but are you ever going to answer my question from a few days ago about how, when and where (in the Bible) Lucifer (in Isaiah) and Satan became entwined as the same entity?

    — W.S.

  59. Dear Anonymous:

    "Traveling man, are you a Mason?"

    Already answered above.

    I know that you dont revere Albert Pike as an important figure in freemasonry yet,but dont worry. You will when and if you make it to the 33rd degree and you are handed a copy of "Morals and dogma."

    You're right about one thing, I don't "revere" Albert Pike. What I've read of him has been thought provoking

    You're a bit behind the times. "Morals and Dogma" is no longer presented to Scottish Rite Masons Southern Jurisdiction. I believe it has been replaced with "A Bridge To Light". It was, to the best of my knowledge, never presented to Scottish Rite Masons of the Northern Jurisdiction.

    Its your right to freedom of speech to call me names.

    Answered above. One point though, I did write that you displayed your ignorance of evolution. Ignorant is not a perjorative term in and of itself. I am ignorant about how much silage to feed a dairy cow to maximize milk production, but then, I'm not trying to tell dairy farmers how to run their business.

    And to talk bad about The God of the Bible.

    I call it the way I see it. In taking a literal interpretation, he doesn't come off looking too good in my opinion.

    But it does reveal your charactor flaws. Your hypocrisy and intolerance really shines through in your writings..

    I fail to see where I'm a hypocrite. I've had that opinion of God as depicted in the Bible for quite some time. I'm quite tolerant of those with different views. I don't seek to change them, (though I ask them to defend them when they come looking for a debate). You don't see me on Christian blogs articulating my opnion. Live and let live I say. But you came here of your own free will, and are being answered. I don't agree with you. I find your arguments flawed and I wish you'd take them somewhere else. (I will again point you to Mark Morford and A liberal finds he is intolerant of intolerance.)

    May God Bless you in your search for Truth..

    Answered above.

    Traveling Man

  60. Dear traveling man. I have wrongly accused you of being a hypocrite and intolerant.. My bad.. My pc didnt load the page correctly and I couldnt tell who the blog belonged to. I apologize.. And I do see wher you answered my qestion above also.

    Widiws son - There is no place in th Bible where Lucifer and Jesus become entwined as the same entity.

  61. Dear Anonymous:

    "Dear traveling man. I have wrongly accused you of being a hypocrite and intolerant.. My bad.. My pc didnt load the page correctly and I couldnt tell who the blog belonged to. I apologize.. And I do see wher you answered my qestion above also."

    I accept your apology, and we shall let the matter drop. After all, a person who does not make mistakes makes nothing.


    Traveling Man

  62. D'oh!

    I said Lucifer and Satan, not Lucifer and Jesus.

    — W.S.

  63. Widows Son, my mistake.. I dont really find in the Bible that Satan and Lucifer are one in the same, but if you ead this entire section, you would know that God is talking about Satan..
    Isaiah 14:12-15
    (King James Version)
    12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

    13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

    14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

    15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

  64. Anoymous wrote:

    Widows Son, my mistake.. I dont really find in the Bible that Satan and Lucifer are one in the same, but if you ead this entire section, you would know that God is talking about Satan..
    Isaiah 14:12-15
    (King James Version)
    12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

    13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

    14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

    15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

    If you don't find in the Bible that Satan and Lucifer (in Isaiah) are the same entity, then why do you say in the same sentence that God is talking about Satan in the Isaiah passage. I don't see it, not at all, at all.

    And you say you don't find it, yet you see it. Makes no sense, neither the passage nor your interpretation of it.

    And I don't believe even that it's "God talking," as you say. It's Isaiah, ranting about the troubles then plaguing his homeland, all mixed in with Middle Eastern mythologies.

    Why would God talk in the future tense ("thou shalt be"), during the time of Isaiah, about an event -- the casting of Satan out of Heaven and into Hell -- that supposedly happened before humans made an appearance?

    It's all a myth, overlaid with another myth, that also references the then-king of Babylon, based on the regular movements of the planet Venus.

    — W.S.


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