Being Scottish I have heard a lot on Freemasonry and my family make up is steeped in Freemasonry and in Scotland we are not short of buildings and symbology that point to “the Craft”. So we have probably the most famous of all secret societies hear that emerged during the seventeenth century and gave itself a facelift from the founding of the first grand lodge in 1717. Before this, there was organised lodges of operative masons during the Middle Ages the earliest official English documents to refer to masons are written in Latin or Norman french and says Thus we have magister lathomus liberarum petrarum” (Oxford 1391), and “mestre mason de franche peer” Statute of Labourers 1351 these all refer to a worker in freestone the terms freemason and freestone mason are used interchangeably. There also are Masonic Manuscripts like the Kirkwall Scroll that is now kept in a lodge in the Orkney’s these documents and the symbology of the scroll causes debate to this day.The earliest masonic documents belonged to employees of Church and state modern Freemasons take these documents as historical and they show masons as a fraternity. In the medieval times, the freemasons had lodges and guilds the word lodge indicates a workshop erected on the site of a major work this is mentioned by Vale Roal Abby in 1278 then became meaning a group of Masons in a certain place. The term “guild ” refers to the “fellowships” of medieval tradesmen as an analogy with the Merchant guilds. The crown was the major employer and would pick their masons basically without consent it was a case when the need arose they had to perform. This changed in 1376 when four were representatives of the “mystery” or trade are elected to the Common council in London and this was the time the first use of the name Freemasons was used it was struck out and from then the word Mason only was used.
WHAT IS FREEMASONRY.
Freemasonry is a fraternal Society who welcome professional men who believe in a supreme being some say they are not of the occult but if you spend a few hours researching you see that it is steeped in Occult symbolism and share quite a lot of ideas as Theosophy does. Following 1717 the masons moved firmly into politics with people like George Washington and Franklin D. Roosevelt most Masons don’t progress past the first 3 degrees and think building hospitals contracts and funny handshakes is more or less what it is all about. When in actual fact Masons are all about self-improvement on how to become a better human, in essence, they are the Temple and the end result is to become as gods and Don’t let them tell you otherwise
“Be still — and know — that I am God … That I AM GOD — the final recognition of the All in All, the unity of the Self with the Cosmos — the cognition of the DIVINITY OF THE SELF!” [Emphasis in the original; George H. Steinmetz, The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, Richmond, Virginia, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, 1923, p. 92]
A total corruption of Exodus 3 v 14 by this the author has applied this scripture to mankind that he can become perfect in other words Divine. If the Public were aware of the satanic roots Freemasonry would never have lasted and the occupants jailed or burnt depending on the time in history. The Bible says by the mouth of two or more witnesses so hear you go
Manly P. Hall, another 33rd Degree Mason, writes,
“Man is a God in the making …” [The Lost Keys of Freemasonry, p. 92]
Masonic author, Joseph Fort Newton, clearly and boldly states,
“.. to the profoundest insight of the human soul — that God becomes man that man may become God.” [The Religion of Freemasonry: An Interpretation, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, 1969, p. 37]
With Freemasonry being one of the most well-known and influential secret society of the last few hundred years there has been some difficulty in tracking down the real origins of the Freemasons. I mentioned in the opening Intro that it pre-dates the 1700s and we find a history in one of the oldest masonic documents called the Old charges and it says that
before the Flood the sons of the patriarch Lamech invented the sacred science of Geometry and all the other sciences. Not mentioned is that he learned them from his great great Grandfather Enoch the first Mason and hid the knowledge in 9 subterranean vaults as Genesis says he built the first Cities. Back to the narrative. Fearing that God would punish them for their sins they inscribed their knowledge inside two hollow pillars, a marble pillar that could withstand fire and a bronze pillar that would survive a flood. One pillar survived the flood and was found by Hermes Trismegistus the great-grandson of Noah who worked out what they said he deciphered them and taught its knowledge,sayings and sciences to the Egyptians a few generations later. Nimrod the mighty hunter and king of the known lands of the time made a list of rules of masonry for the builders of the Tower of Babel and it was after God confused the languages that the hand signs and gestures came into play as they did not understand one another and had to use signs to communicate to one another. This remained the Norm until Soloman’s day who improved the Craft during the building of the First Temple. After completion, some 80,000 masons returned home bringing with them the knowledge of Freemasonry. This story is similar to other histories of craft guilds in the middle ages, Others say it was an invention of Oliver Cromwell 1599-1658 a.d to further the farmer’s political ambitions but we see that it pre-dates him most publications of the craft go with the “Old charges” or too old craft guilds of med-evil times.
In the 3rd degree that came about in the medieval times we come across Hiram Abiff he was sent to Soloman from the king of Tyre. Hiram was skilled in all aspects and was the overseer of the temple project with his speciality being a worker in metals Bronze Gold silver and brass and personally seen to the two pillars, Jachin and Boaz, the molten sea with its twelve oxen, the ten layers with their bases, the shovels and basins, all of brass. Although the most important element of Masonic symbolism deals with the death, burial and resurrection of Hiram Abiff, there is nothing in Scripture to support it. Masonic Grand Lodges have stated that the account is not based on fact, but rather is an allegory, used to teach.The Third Degree is to teach the heart to seek for happiness in the consciousness of a life well-spent and invited to reflect upon death and some say was grafted in from a root from the Rosicrucians.Professor Buhle, in his “Historico-Critical Enquiry into the Origin of the Rosicrucians and Freemasons, says: – –
“The building of Solomon’s Temple had an obvious meaning as a prefiguration of Christianity. Hiram, simply the architect of this temple to the real professors of the art of building, was to the English Rosicrucians a type of Christ: and the legend of Masons, which represented this Hiram as having been murdered by his fellow-workmen, made the type still more striking.”
If the inventors of the third degree got the suggestion from the Rosicrucians to make Hiram the central figure in their new scheme, it is very obvious that they found their details as to his murder in “The Legend of the Temple,”
The third Degree is the culmination of the first two degrees and the initiate has shown balance both symbolically and actually of his inner natures and has shaped them into the proper relationship with the spiritual inner being. He has pinned his flesh so to speak and purified himself to a higher degree of being becoming more stable his mentality has sharpened and he has expanded his horizon. In other words like a re-birth, Hiram faces Death rather than give up his secrets and Solomon raises him from the dead this initiation is similar to Witchcraft and the initiation at the start of Freemasonry where they face a sword at the throat and in Christianity being born again then baptism shedding the sinful man .There is many aspects I have not covered like the roll of Tubal-Cain in “The Legend of the Temple,” and many more minor details but I will show the connection between the Templars and Freemasonry.
Rosslyn Chapel was built by William Sinclair, a hereditary descendant from the first Grand Master of the Order, Hughes de Payens, who was married to Catherine Saint Clair,This gives us a pedigree and shows a connection between the founder of Rosslyn Chapel and the original Order of the Temple of Solomon. After their Leader the Grand Master Jacques de Molay’s was arrested on Friday the 13th 1307 Pope Clement the V dissolved the Templars and they fled and went underground some went on and Joined The Hospitallers and Others continued the Order Underground. The Templars found themselves in Scotland and were present at the Battle of Bannockburn 2 months after the public execution of Jacques de Molay’s. Rosslyn Chapel was a scale down Version of Solomon’s Temple and was built for the transition from Templars to Freemasons the Sinclair family had been sponsors of the Templars for quite a while Henry Sinclair wanted to construct an edifice that would somehow ‘reflect’ the earliest achievement of the Templars; namely, their excavation of Solomon’s Temple on the sacred mound in Jerusalem.Rosslyn Chapel was “a medieval representation of what the part of Solomon’s Temple excavated by the Templars. The use of Rosslyn Chapel by the descendants of the Order spanned the period of approximately 259 years from ca.1466-1725 AD. This supports the conclusion of many historians, that the original Order had, in fact survived the French persecution of 1307 AD,The Templars had a wealth of Secrets,Ordinances,Knowledge and building Techniques sacred geometry and symbolism that had to be kept and was included into the design of Rosslyn Chapel.This was a problem as the Templars wanted to keep their secrets from all who were not initiated so the Templars had to come up with a plan to secure their secrets William Sinclair used the Templars beliefs and ways and started a new branch that included his stonemasons this assured his Masons of continued patronage and exclusive privileges regarding their trade”. As a result, “the precepts of Freemasonry owe much to the survival of Templar and post-Templar thinking in Scotland.”As Mentioned in the Intro the Kirkwall scroll tells us that Freemasonry was a unique offshoot based upon the knowledge and mentorship of the Knights Templar, and it was to have its own ways and was to go in a separate direction from the Templars. It consists of 3 sheets of paintings on linen canvas, sewn together, that spans 5.5 meters tall and 1.6 meters wide. Its text is written in the Enochian alphabet from the Book of Enoch, called the “language of angels”. We find that Count William in the 14th century formed a secret order to protect the Templars, who had become a secret society only for survival, since they were persecuted by France in 1307 AD and released from the Vatican in 1312 AD. So we have a significant piece of Historica evidence that tells us that Masonry was independent as a unique offshoot since its earliest inception, and was mostly created for the Order of the Temple of Solomon to protect themselves as a formerly persecuted Order surviving in secrecy.
This section was largely taken from http://www.knightstemplarorder.org/templars-freemasons/
WHO DO THEY WORSHIP.
The story goes that you have to believe in A higher power that can be the Great I Am Buddha or Allah but Abert pike Born August the 15th (lucifers feast day) and died 1891. He was the Sovereign Grand Commander and held this post once elected for the remainder of his life (a total of thirty-two years), devoting a large amount of his time to developing the rituals of the order. And that included Morals and Dogma a book that only a select few have the honour of being presented the book it was first published in 1872 and in circulation till 1969 this book tells us exactly who the freemasons worship.
“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, sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not!” [Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, p. 321, 19th Degree of Grand Pontiff;
When the Initiate is on the first Degree he is tld to seek the light but not told who the light they mean is Lucifer till the move up the ladder and most don’t they just stay at the third
The Apocalypse is, to those who receive the nineteenth Degree, the Apotheosis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God Alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer.”
At first glance, this seems to contradict the last quote but an explanation of an ex-member Doc Marquis clears this up “The Apocalypse is identified first by Pike as being the Book of Revelation written by the Apostle John. Pike then states that similar books from other religions are just as ‘inspired’ as Revelation, mentioning Plato, Philo, the Sephar Yezirah, and the Sohar. Pike says all three of these books — Apocalypse [Revelation], the Sephar Yezirah, and the Sohar, are all identically “inspired.” And since the last two books are of non-Christian faiths, Albert Pike is saying that the contents of Revelation are no big deal”.Therefore, it is no big deal that the Book of Revelation denigrates the “pomp and works” of Satan since the God of that book is known to hate Satan.Pike then says that these three books “are the completest embodiment of Occultism.” Pike is also saying up to 18th degree the light bearer is known as God and when you reach the 19th and is giving them the true insight that the light bearer is truly Lucifer. The Phrase on the front cover is “DEUS MEUMQUE JUS” meaning God and my right and to anyone that is a satanist would know the meaning Doc Marquis says “There is one meaning within another with this statement. The first meaning is that the Freemason can depend upon their God to determine their Right and Justice. The second meaning is, since the God of Freemasonry is Lucifer, Masons are saying that they are “using occult methods,” through Lucifer, to achieve their Rights and Justice.
“The day has come when Fellow Craftsman must know and apply their knowledge. The lost key to their grade is the mastery of emotion , which places the energy of the universe at their disposal. Man can only expect to be entrusted with great power by proving his ability to use it constructively and selflessly. When the Mason learns that 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 onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy. He must follow in the footsteps of his forefather, Tubal-Cain, who with the mighty strength of the war god hammered his sword into a plowshare.” [Manly P. Hall, 33rd Degree, K.T., The Lost Keys of Freemasonry or The Secret of Hiram Abiff , Forward by Reynold E. Blight, 33rd Degree, K.T., Illustrations by J. Augustus Knapp, 32nd Degree, Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Company, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, p. 48; Emphasis Added]
Once the Mason can control his inner nature mentioned in the above section Hiram who he has the key to apply “dynamo of living power,”then he can harness the “seething energies of Lucifer” Manly p hall is telling the reader here that if the join the will get the power of Satan from the above you can see that although they use words and phrases only the members will understand that there is no doubt that the worship Lucifer. Tubal-cain is also a reference to a pagan greek god Vulcan who was a sun deity who was associated with fire, thunderbolts and light. The festival in honour of him was called the Vulcania in which human sacrifices were offered.This name is the password of the third Degree.
Below is Three other quotes to show that Lucifer is portrayed as a good being or force at the second is a mention of Hermes a pagan god. The freemasons in our time are pushing for the New age that is the old age of Saturn they are making their presence known in the music and film industry even the latest film of Noah the angel that helps him is meant to be lucifer the are slowly conditioning the masses to accept Lucifer as the new god of this age he is an entit of pure Evil lets not forget that.
“… Satan is not a black god, but negation of God … this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may represent evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force … 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 …” [Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 102]
Thoth — “The first HERMES was the Intelligence or Word of God. Moved with compassion for a race living without law … God sent to man Osiris and Isis, accompanied by THOTH, the incarnation or terrestrial repetition of the first HERMES; who taught men the arts, science, and the ceremonies of religion; and then ascended to Heaven or the Moon.” [Pike, Morals and Dogma, p. 255, 17th Degree, Knights of the East and West; Emphasis was in the original].
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 nd with its splendors intolerable, blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not!” [Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, p. 321, 19th Degree of Grand Pontiff; Red Emphasis added]
One more thing is that on the 15th of August (that date again) 1871 Pike wrote a letter to Manzini outlining a plan of three world wars and two have passed and the outcome of the Third is to get rid of the Christians and reveal to mankind the Universal worship of Lucifer Some say the Letter is a forgery a Hoax as no primary source is found to back up authenticity and Phrases seem out of place for the late 1800s and others claim it to be genuine it was mentioned in the early 1900s by a Cardinal Rodriguez of Chile, in his book “The mystery of Freemasonry Unveiled” I’ll leave the authenticity of the Letter for others to debate over as the plan it outlines falls in line with the quotes above and what we see in the 21st Century here is an extract;
The First World War must be brought about in order to permit the Illuminati to overthrow the power of the Czars in Russia and of making that country a fortress of atheistic Communism. The divergences caused by the “agentur” (agents) of the Illuminati between the British and Germanic Empires will be used to foment this war. At the end of the war, Communism will be built and used in order to destroy the other governments and in order to weaken the religions.
The Second World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences between the Fascists and the political Zionists. This war must be brought about so that Nazism is destroyed and that the political Zionism be strong enough to institute a sovereign state of Israel in Palestine. During the Second World War, International Communism must become strong enough in order to balance Christendom, which would be then restrained and held in check until the time when we would need it for the final social cataclysm.
The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other.
Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion… We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect 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 from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view.
This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.
SYMBOLOGY THE LANGUAGE OF THE OCCULT.
One of the most used sybos of Freemasonry is the double headed eagle but it isn’t an eagle its a Pheonix of ancient Egypt and it represented the ancient Brotherhood known as the “mystery schools “. The eagle replaced the Pheonix in 1841 The Phoenix was adopted by the Founding Fathers for use on the reverse of the first official seal of the United States. The Double-headed Pheonix is also on the Rothschilds coat of arms.
“Among the ancients a fabulous bird called the Phoenix is described by early writers … in size and shape it resembles the eagle, but with certain differences. The body of the Phoenix is one covered with glossy purple feathers, and the plumes in its tail are alternately blue and red. The head of the bird is light in color, and about its neck is a circlet of golden plumage. At the back of its back the Phoenix has a crest of feathers of brilliant color … The Phoenix, it is said, lives for 500 years, and at its death its body opens and the new born Phoenix emerges. Because of this symbolism, the Phoenix is generally regarded as representing immortality and resurrection … The Phoenix is one sign of the secret orders of the ancient world and of the initiate of those orders, for it was common to refer to one who had been accepted into the temples as a man twice-born, or reborn. Wisdom confers a new life, and those who become wise are born again.” [p. p. 176-77] The Pheonix:An Illustrated Review of Occultism and Philosophy b Manly P. Hall
Simply put this has many meanings as above so below a saying all Egyptian Pharaohs used this symbol minus two lines is the Hexagram the Symbol Soloman used to control Demons the most sacred symbol in Magic. The G some say means God but more like the Grand Architect who is Lucifer and Geometry
“The six pointed star is used in Masonic work and is also found in other well known secret orders.” Another Eastern Star book, The Second Mile , understates the impact of the hexagram when it says, “… the six pointed star is a very ancient symbol and one of the most powerful.”Mary Ann Slipper, a Masonic author, writing in Symbolism of the Eastern Star, 1927, on page 14,
The hexagram is used to conjure up demons, making them appear in this dimension to do the bidding of the witch. To use Demons to place curses on people hence the word “HEX” there is also a sexual meaning of male and female.
The triangle pointing downward “is a female symbol corresponding to the ‘yoni’ and the upward pointing triangle is the male, the ‘lingam’. When the two triangles are interlaced, it represents the union of the active and passive forces in nature; it represents the male and female elements.”Albert G. Mackey provides us with the occult explanation in his book, The Symbolism of Freemasonry, [p. 195, 1869 A.D.]
Also according to pike
The Compass, therefore, is the Hermetic Symbol of the Creative Deity, and the Square of the productive Earth or Universe.
The Hexagram is a 6 within a 6 within a six,(a three-dimensional representation of a 6 dimensional Hypercube Saturn worship think black cubes) it is the worship of Saturn that has a Hexagram shape on its North pole
One last symbol The pentagram used in the Order of the Eastern star this branch woman can join also and its not the only one we have people like H.P Blavatsky,Alice Bailey,Annie Besant were not just Theosophists they also were Freemasons. The International Order of Mixed Freemasonry Le Droit Humain it came about in France in the late 1800s (1894)by, Deraismes Martin and several other Masons, not to be confused with the Order of the Eastern Star. This was set up for auxiliary matters and came about in 1850 by lawyer Robert Morris but some trace them back to 1703 14 years before the first Grand Lodge in London. For freemasons worship both Lucifer and Satan in their eyes one good one bad Eastern Star is based upon the “evil Satan” Star, the Goats Head of Mendes. This is one of the Infernal Names of Satan within Satanism.The Pentagram pointed up is seen as a star that wards of Evil This belief is the reason we see both type of 5-pointed stars within Masonry; the star with the upright single point is a symbol of the “good” Lucifer, This star is also used in other Pagan practices like Witchcraft and at one point the puppeteers tried to bring it into Christianity saying it symbolised the five wounds of Christ.take note that the star is encased in the Hexagram. Could this mean that Satan is bound in the Hexagram the prison of the Fallen ones,.
The Infamous Doller bill there is symbology on the 50 and 100 dollar bills also showing the hoover dam exploding
This Secret Society is coming more out in the open and today most of these groups are inter-related and the Masons some say are separate but we have seen that it has it’s roots in the Templars who are connected to the Society Of Jesus ( Jesuits) who gave us the Illuminati and all the groups are spawned from the Vatican and go back further to the White Brotherhood and the Brotherhood of the snake who some say are one in the same. I will cover these Societies at a later date. No matter the group they are all trying to rid the world of Jesus and have had a non-stop attack on the King James Bible and they want to bring in a New Age and we are at the dawning of that age with the New.World Order and New World Religion hear already you can see they are lifting the veill bit by bit the Word of God tells us
And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them. Ephesians 5 v 11
I hope you have learned something different about the Freemasons as this post ended up going in a different Direction to what I set out to do but I’m sure I’ve covered enough to Let you know who they are thanks for reading. I’d love to hear from you so please feel free to comment or follow me on Twitter and remember to like and subscribe.
The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Societies by john Michael Greer