Freemasonry...on the one hand, the name conjures up ideas of great men
like George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, W.A. Mozart, and many
the other hand, it
conjures up good ol'e boys that go to Baptist Churches.But then on the
other hand, (OK, I have to have 3 hands for this) it conjures up ideas
of world domination and conspiracies by people who wear aluminum foil
hats and think Star Trek is real.
First, let me say that the more bizarre stories about Freemasonry are
absolutley false. There is a now infamous quote supposedly given by
Albert Pike to a council of Freemasons that the god of Masonry was
Lucifer. It never happened. While even some masons admit Pike was a
"Luciferian", the quote is a fake. People who promote stories about the
"Illuminati" and the eye on the dollar bill are equaly in need of
IS THE ILLUMINATI REAL?
Yes and no. Yes, there was an Illuminati at one time. In 1775 Adam
Wieshaupt started it in Bavaria. Weishaupt hoped to gain control of the
world through his little group. The group recruited women and hoped to
use these femme fatales to control powerful men. There were Masonic
type rituals used by the group, but serious historians consider this a
smoke screen for what they were really up to. It was an ambitious plan,
but had about as much chance as one of the various right-wing nut
militias you here gaining control of America. He was outspoken
against the Jesuit Order, who eventually was able to expose what he was
up to. There was so much public outrage against Wieshaupt he had to
flee Bavaria. He published an "apology" for the Illuminati, perhaps
hoping to save face, but it did no good. He lived his life in abstentia
and was quickly forgotten.
A few years later, a book was published about the Illuminati taking
liberty to the facts. Today many fanciful tales abound about the
Illuminati, including George Washington and some of the founding
fathers having been members...or having opposed the Illuminati,
depending on which version you here. The story of the the
Illuminati is a favorite of conspiracy nuts because it involves their
two favorite groups: Freemasons and Jews.
Is it still around? No. It's been extinct for over 200 years.
There was a Spanish sect in Spain in the 19th century called
Illuminati...but they had no connection to Wieshauhpt's group. The
Rosicrucian group A.M.O.R.C. calls their highest order the Illuminati,
but this is wishful thinking on their part. People are said to
attend the meetings of the Illuminati "on the astral plane", ensuring
no one except schitzophrenics get to join. Speaking of schitzophrenics,
Aleister Crowley also claimed to a member, as did fake ex-Satanist Mike
I know many people have claimed to know of its existence, but many
people claim alien reptiles control the government too. Author Lady
Queensborough wrote about it in her famous conspiracy book.
Queensborough was also an anti-semite and spent most of her life in and
out of mental asylums. She finally died in one. She also never gave any
proof of the things she said. John Tod/Lance Collins even made a
lecture circuit claiming he was an Illuminati defector. He also said
JFK was still alive in 1973 and he had been his personal worlock. The
man was eventually exposed as delusional in the book The Todd
Phenomenon. The book is out of print...Todd/Collins crazy lectures are
available today even on MP3. Mark twain was right when he said people
will believe anything you tell them except the truth.
Todd/Collins is currently in a SC prison on a 300 year sentence for
rape, and his at last reportedly re-defected back to Wicca. Mike
Warneke also claimed to know of the Illuminati, and was also eventually
exposed as a fake in the Christian publication Cornerstone magazine.
I know, even Jack Van Impe even says there's an Illuminati, but I have
to disagree with him even though I respect Mr. Van Impe. The Illuminati
is like the Loch Ness Monster; everyone believes in it, some people say
they've seen it, but no one can find it when they really look for it.
Am I saying there aren't any groups that could be a vehicle for the
Anti-Christ someday? No. I would say there are contenders to this
title. The most obvious one is the United Nations. Each year, it
gradually gets a little more power. Guess who's in control of the
national Parks in the U.S.A.? The U.N.! It was deemed they were a world
resource, and too precious to trust to Americans. What's next? Our
schools? Our oil? Our banks?The story about how the U.N. made a mockery
of the Ark of the Covenant (and thus the Judeo Christian Religion) is
well known. The U.N. may someday become a world government, and when it
does, what would happen if a Muslim became it's President? The U.N. is
already very anti-Israel and anti-U.S.A.
If you're looking for groups trying to take control of the world,
they're right in front of you.
What About the Paladium Rite?
It too existed, but legend has overtaken reality. The co-ed lodge
existed in England in the 18th century, and was little more than a sex
club. The Order's moto was , not surprisingly, "I know how to love".
Police disbanded the order, and that was the end. Eventually hoax
monger Leo Taxil, in a series of books, spread rumors of Albert Pike
revivng the Palladium Rite in Charleston South Carolina, along with
many other ridiculous claims, such as Pike having a telephone he could
call the devil himself in Hell. Taxil's hoax backfired, and many people
(Like Bill Shnoebellen) cite his books as genuine. They're not. Taxil
admitted publically the whole thing had been a joke.
Sources: The Occult: A History by Collin Wilson.
The Encyclopedia of Freemasonry by A.E. Waite.
HOWEVER...having said all that, I want to say now why no Chrisian
should be a Freemason.
If you're a Freemason and you're reading this, I realize you probably
consider yourself a Christian. Please bear with me.
1. It was up until recently (?) a "whites only" orginization. Some
people get bent out of shape when they read this, namely, Freemasons,
who don't want this fact mentioned, and sympathetic non-Freemasons, who
are unaware of this fact. I recently emailed Scottish rite HQ in
Washington D.C. and asked them the exact date blacks were allowed to
join. THEY STILL HAVEN'T EMAILED ME BACK. Nor do i expect them to.
Apparently a few token blacks here and there are admitted in a handful
of lodges, but it's more common to find lodges with zero blacks. Even
Masons who favor integration of lodges admit it's going very poorly.
Look, they don't allow black people to join! That's racist! Even if
you're a Freemason and you don't consider yourself a racist, YOU STILL
BELONG TO A RACIST ORGINIZATION! Deal with it, and don't email me about
how they're not racist.
If you don't believe me, just ask a Freemason. They will probably say,
"Well, they have their own lodges". They mean African Americans have a
seperate branch of Freemasonry known as "Albert Hall" Masonry.
Albert Hall is not connected to Scottish Rite or York Rite Masonry. If
a white Freemason visited one of these Prince Albert lodges, and his
lodge found out about it, they would risk being expelled from the
Scottish or York Rite! I have heard Freemasons say this, thanks for
non-Masons reading this for actually asking some Freemasons yourself
before you email me accusing me of not knowing what I'm talking about.
In the 1970's, the U.S. government threatened the Freemasons with the
loss of their tax exempt stauts if they did not begin to admit blacks.
So guess what? THE FREEMASONS GAVE UP THEIR TAX EXEMPT STATUS! They
obviously don't want black people in the lodges. This is called
Yeah, you may know someone who's a Freemason. I know some too.
And maybe they have black friends. Maybe they don't appear
HOWEVER...if they belong to an orginization that has racist membership
policies they are being pasive racists. They're just as bad as Bill
Clinton joining a whites only country club.
Yes, I know the Freemasons do charitable works, but so does the KKK
once in a while! I've heard people tell me of how the KKK would bring
food to sick white people back in the 1930's. The KKK donated food to
Huricane Katrina victims (well, just the white ones)...but they're
There is a story circulated for years that Boston baked bean Albert
Pike asked occultist Eliphas Levi to write the quasi-Masonic
rituals of the Ku Klux Klan. I don’t really know if this is true or
not, since there are so many crazy things said of Freemasonry, and
since the Masons and the KKK are both secret societies. But I would
have to say it has a possibility of being true. Even though the KKK
took on an anti-masonic when it was reborn in the 1920's, there was no
real prohibition from Masons joining before then, and it doesn't seem
to have been enforced everywhere. In some cases, the KKK actually met
in Masonic Lodges!
Pike is said to have been a member of the KKK, which is plausible,
since he was an ex-Confederate general and a racist. It was Pike who
made the rule that Blacks could not join Masonic Lodges, a racist
doctrine still followed by Masons to this day. The reason given? It's
because blacks were not "born free". While that might have sounded
logical to the biggoted pea brains of Pike's day, it doesn't wash in
the 21st century. Every Freemason should hang his head in shame knowing
they could never ask larger than life figures like Gen. Colin Powell,
Tiger Woods, Senator Allen Keyes, or Bill Cosby to join their
orginization because they're black!
While Pike maybe remembered by Freemasons as a veritable saint, Pike
was a racist who considered black people inferior, and forbid their
entrance to Freemasonry, citing they were not born free. Pike is said
to have written the rituals of the Ku Klux Klan for Bedford Forrest
during this same period. There are many Masonic and occultic
elements in the KKK, such as the titles of “Cyclops”, “Wizard”,
“Dragon” and “Ghoul” and the burning of crosses, which is something
that you would expect of Satanists rather than Christians. The rituals
also talk about “seeking the light” and accepting the light, just like
The highest level initiation involves cutting the wrist of the
initiate, similar to initiation rituals in older Masonic orders that
are no longer practiced (?) today. Did Levi really help write these
rituals? There is no way to know for sure.
Pike is also said to have been the Imperial Wizard
for the Arkansas KKK. It’s hard to say if this all this was true,
considering the KKK was also a secret society like Freemasonry, but it
is certainly possible. Pike seems to have had similar ideas to the
Klan, as an newspaper article written by Pike illustrates:
"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." [Memphis,
Tennessee Daily Appeal, April 16, 1868]
Despite decries of Mason apologists, it’s hard to imagine Pike’s secret
society organized as an “Order of Southern Brotherhood” to suppress
Black freedom could have been anything other than the Ku Klux Klan!
York Rite and Scottish Rite Freemasons still follow
the despicable practice of barring blacks from joining at this writing.
In 1975, the U.S. Federal Government told the Freemasons to allow
blacks to join or lose their tax exempt status. Instead of letting
blacks join, they chose the latter. Even though not all Freemasons are
racist, they belong to a racist organization. The racism of Masonry is
the legacy of Albert Pike. No Christian should be part of such a legacy!
2. It's occultic whether you realize it or not. While it's unlikely
Albert Pike made his famous "Luciferian Doctrine" speech, there's no
question Manly palmer Hall made this statement:
"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 this energy." 'The Lost Keys Of Freemasonry'page
48 by Manly Palmer Hall 33rd Degree
Masonry is peppered from bow to stern with occultism. Even though I
would say the average Mason is completely unaware of it nowadays,
Freemasonry is crammed with elements from the Cabala, Alchemy,
Rosicrucianism, Gnosticism, the Templars, and astrology. Albert Pike
says the goal of the Freemason is to become " student of the Cabala"
(Morals and Dogma by Albert Pike) The Cabala is a form of Gnosticsm
that was adopted by Jewish mystics in 12th century Europe, and is found
in practically any occult book. In the otherwords, the goal of the
Freemason is to become an occultist!
Feemasonry then, is the most obvious choice to copy from if you
are stating an occult order. So many occult groups base their rites,
rituals, terminology and style from Freemasonry that Masons refer to
groups like the Rosicrucians and the O.:T.:O as "fringe Masonry". Even
though Masonry in Gardner’s day was pretty much harmless like it is
today, there were still many occultists that knew what Masonry was
about, and they eagerly joined. The 33 degrees of Scottish rite are
taken from the Cabala. At the 17th degree, the mason becomes a "Knight
of The Rose Croix" or in other words, a Rosicrucian (occultist). The
very symbol of Freemasonry itself, the square and the compass, is a
symbol of sex magic. In the 19th grade, the Mason learns of a "secret
name of God", Abbadon.
Rev 9:11 And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the
bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the
Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.
The Bible says this is the name of the demon of the bottomless pit!
Freemasonry would become the template from which many occult
organizations would pattern themselves, including Wicca. Tom McKenney
an ex-Freemason in the Scottish Rite (Knight Commander in the Court of
Honor, Past Worshipful Master Blue Lodge, Past Worshipful Master of all
Scottish Rite bodies)who left the lodge after being born again gave
this account of his initiation ritual into the highest of all levels,
the 33rd and final Degree of the Scottish Rite.
"When it was time for the final obligation we all stood and repeated
the oath with the representative candidate, administered by the
Sovereign Grand Inspector General. We then swore true allegiance to the
Supreme Council of the 33rd Degree, above all other allegiances, and
swore never to recognize any other brother as being the Scottish Rite
of Freemasonry unless he also recognizes the supreme authority of ‘this
One of the ‘Conductors’ then handed the ‘candidate’ a human skull,
upside down, with wine in it. With all of us candidates repeating after
him, he sealed the oath, ‘May this wine I drink become a deadly poison
to me, as the hemlock juice drunk by Socrates, should I ever knowingly
or willfully violate the same (the oath)’. He then drank the wine. A
skeleton (one of the brothers dressed like one- - he looked very
convincing )then stepped out of the shadows and threw his arms around
the ‘candidate’. Then he (and we) continued the sealing of the
obligation by saying ‘And may these cold arms forever encircle me
should I ever knowingly or willfully violate the same.’ The Sovereign
Grand Commander closed the meeting of the Supreme Council ‘with the
mystic number’ striking with his sword five, three, one, and then two
times. After the closing prayer we all said ‘amen, amen, amen’ and it
(SOURCE: The Deadly Deception by Jim Shaw and Tom McKenney Page 104)
So, if nothing else should convince the reader, then the above ritual
should serve to show Freemasonry is occultic to it's very core. There
is no way anyone can not call oaths swearing allegiance involving
skeleton costumes and drinking wine from actual human skulls Satanic!
Occultists have always been drawn to Freemasonry. Here's a list of some
of the more prominent occult figures who were Freemasons.
"Count"Cagliostro - French Occultist who founded the now extinct
Egyptian Rite Masonry. Created a tarot deck and authored several occult
Arthur Edward Waite - He wrote many occult books including The
Book of Black Magic and of Pacts. He designed the now famous tarot deck
that bears his name and was a member of the Golden Dawn.
Dr. Wynn Westcott - Member of Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and
founding member of the occult Order of the Golden Dawn, like Waite.
S. L. MacGregor Mathers - Was a co-founder of the Golden Dawn and wrote
and translated several occult books, including the Kabbala Unvieled and
The Greater Key of Solomon, which details animal sacrifice and use of
corpses in rituals.
Aleister Crowley - This man was a self proclaimed anti-christ,
sex pervert, and drug addict. Founded the occult sex and drug religion
of Thelema. Wrote volumes of occult books, probably more than any
occult writer. Became head of the occultic Gnostic Catholic Church. He
was initiated into the 33rd Degree by a lodge in Mexico City.
Dr. Gerard Encaussé - wrote under the penname "Papus". He founded the
"Martinist Order" occult society. Wrote several occult books including
one on the Tarot that became an occult best seller.
Dr. Theodore Reuss - A Freemason who Founded the O.:T.:O.:, the
"Order of the Orental Templars." a German sex magic society who's
membership included Aleister Crowley. The O.:T.:O.: is structured very
similar to Masonry, including a degree system and secret handshakes and
passwords. Up until the 1950's, a 32nd degree Freemason could join the
O.:T.:O.: and automatically become a Grade V member!
Annie Besant - Occult author, head of the Theosophical
society and head of the "Co-Mason" Masonic tradition that admited women
Alice Bailey - Head of the Theosophical Society, like Besant. Founder
of the New Age organization, "Lucifer Trust". Published several
C. W. Leadbetter - Theosophist, mentor to the failed New Age "Christ",
Krishnamurti, and head of the occultic "Liberal Catholic Church".
Manly P. Hall - Rosicrucian ,occult book author, and founder of the
occultic "Philosophical Research Society".
Gerald B. Gardner - occult author, member of the O.:T.:O.:, and
notoriuos founder of Wicca. He belonged to "Co-Masonry" as well.
Alex Sanders - called himself "King of the Witches" and started
his own Wicca franchise. He was a Freemason too.
3. The lineage of Masonry can be traced to heretics. Yes, there is much
Biblical symbolism in Freemasonry. There’s all kinds of talk about King
Solomon, and the building of the Temple, but this is handed down to you
from The Knights Templar In fact, Freemasonry is nothing more than a
continuation of the Templars. In the 17th Grade, Freemasons become
"Rosicrucians". The Rosicrucians are occultists that practice an
Egyptian form of occult called Hermeticism and Alchemy. Masons are
always "searching for the light" which is taken from Gnosticism. This
is the Manichean legacy of the Templars. Manicheans rejected the grace
of Christ for salvation, and instead sought "enlightenment".
Freemasonry has some very gruesome rituals which might be described as
witchcraft-like. In the book The Deadly Deception, a former Freemason
describes his initiation into the 33rd and highest level of Scottish
Rite Masonry. The 10th degree of York Rite masonry has a similar
degree. The candidate drinks a series of libations. Finally he is
presented with a human skull and told to drink from it! The intensity
of this ritual is lost on people nowadays. It would certainly be at
least, scary or disgusting today, but it must have had an almost
traumatizing effect in ancient times. These types of rituals would have
insured total loyalty to the order from anyone who under went them.
Freemasonry was a fraternal organization that had it's roots in sect of
heretic Roman Catholic monks called "The Templars". The Templars
recaptured the site of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem. At first, they
were an extremely pious sect. The order was so poor at first, they rode
two men to a horse. But over the years the sect grew extremely wealthy,
with so much money they made loans to not only kings, but the very
countries they ruled. The sect apparently defected to Gnosticism while
in the Middle East. For years, Masons have claimed a connection to the
Templars, which has been scoffed at by some. But in the 1980's, an
archeological dig of the Templar cemetery in Jerusalem revealed the
traditional Masonic symbols of the square, compass, and plumb line on
all graves except the two oldest ones. This seems to indicate a strong
link indeed to Freemasonry.
The Shriner's "Fez": Symbol of Shame
Back in the 7th century, there was a Christian city in Morocco named
Fez. The Muhammedans attacked it, and after a lengthy siege, captured
the city. The invaders gathered the 20,000 Christian defenders into the
city square, made them dig a ditch, and put them to the sword there.
When the blood of those Christian martyrs filled the ditch, the Muslims
dipped their conical white hats in the blood. The Muslims then named
their red hats (which incidentally carried the Islamic star and
crescent emblem), the Red Fez, and that same Red Fez is worn by
4. It's a big giant waste of time and money.
If you're joining because the Freemasons do charitable work, stop and
think about how much money you have to spend just to be one! You're
spending thousands of dollars. Why not just give thousands of dollars
to charity? Instead of wasting time with all those ridiculous meetings,
why ot volunteer somewhere. Tell your local minister you want to
volunteer at church. After he revives from fainting, he'll be glad to
put you to work!
(c) Uncommon Sense
part of this website may be reproduced by any means in any way shape or
form without express written consent of the owner. Some
of the materials on this web site are copyrighted by others, and are
made available here for educational purposes such as
teaching, scholarship, and research FREE OF CHARGE. Title 17,
the US Copyright law states that such Fair Use "is not an infringement
of copyright"(click here to read
do not necessarily constitute endorsements, but are provided
aids to research. NONE OF THESE MATERIALS ARE TO BE SOLD. All
HTML is Copyrighted by Uncommon Sense Media. .