Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Scottish Rite Masonry and Religion--Pt.4

Is there any difference between Witchcraft, Satanism, Illuminism(Luciferianism) and Masonry?

 Perhaps a few more quotes will show the close correlation between them, and allow you to see that it is all semantics.

"Now witchcraft consists of knowledge, and knowledge brings power. Power shared is power lost. Although we have entered the Age of Aquarius, along with it's attendant freedom and loosening of restrictions, it will still be very much in your interests as a witch to shroud certain of your doings in a reasonable veil of secrecy."
---Paul Huston, Mastering Witchcraft

The Freemasons and those who wish to bring about a New World Order believe in the Age of Aquarius too. These restrictions that we are supposed to be freed from and those of the Age of Pisces, which we are in now. The symbol for Pisces is a fish. The symbol of a fish represents Christ.

I found some interesting information on what is believed by these people about the Age of Pisces and Aquarius respectively.

When you explore the links on the website of the Oracle Institute(www.oracleinstute.org), you find that their symbol is the pentacle, so obviously, their site is passing along occult teachings.

Their teachings are Luciferian in disquise. They also teach that religion keeps us subserviant to God and separated from him. They say that priests have set themselves up as mediaries between us and God, during the Piscean Age. A thorough study of the Bible shows that Christ is our true intermediary.

The website also says that Satan is made up by Christians. They then go on to say that Pisces is a water sign, and symbolizes the oceans dividing effect on Earth. Basically, they are saying that religion causes the division between men, not the failure to follow religion.

They next go on to say that Aquarius is symbolized by an angel pouring water out on a
parched earth. This angel symbolizes a fusion of all faiths into a unified religion. This
new age is supposed to be marked by peace, equality, unification and inner spirituality.
Men will not need to depend on religion to go to heaven, and we don't need a deity.
" Instead, our ability to join with the Light is contingent on our ability to discern
Truth and then spread Love, as evidenced by our practice of compassionate works which
help others and increase unity."

Why is a an air sign represented by water? I think the angel is more significant and represents Lucifer and he is pretending to be God by pouring water on the earth.

There are many verses in the Bible that refer to one of God's aspects with descriptions of water being poured out, so they are claiming symbology that can also be applied to the word of God. Sometimes it is referring to destructive forces of God and others it refers to his word.
Both can be thought of as God's will.

Jeremiah 6:11 "Therefore I am full of the fury of the Lord' I am weary with holding in: I will pour it out upon the children abroad, and upon the assembly of young men together:
for even the husband with the wife shall be taken, the aged with him that is full of days."

1 Samuel 7:5-6) "And Samuel said, Gather all Israel to Mizpeh,
and I will pray for you unto the Lord. And they gathered together to Mizpeh, and drew water, and poured it out before the Lord, and fasted on that day, and said there, We have sinned against the Lord. And Samuel judged the children of Israel in Mizpeh."

Psalms 22:14 "I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels."

Mark 14:13 "And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and therefore shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him."

Joel 2:28 "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh;

The concept of baptism and salvation/rebirth through it is a water symbol. Also, the
Flood symbolizes both God's judgement on man as well as his salvation of those who were on the ark.

They say that the way you get to the light is through meditation. Prayer is considered an outdated method of reaching God. We no longer need to pray to God and wait for an answer. We now only need to tap into the light within ourselves and that way we can "arrive at the truth on our own."

Aquarius is an air sign. "during the Great Cusp [between Pisces and Aquarius]
mankind invented telephones, satellites, and the internet, which are all air
methods of communication. In addition, mankind built airplanes, jets, and rocket
ships as air methods of travel."

Satan is referred to as "the Prince of the Air." Ephesians 2:2. Some translations say "prince of the power of the air." This is interesting considering all of these technologies mentioned above.

The very last thing at the bottom of the page says:
"We wish all of you Truth, Love, and Light
and a gentle passage into the New Millennium.
And so it mote be."

So mote it be is a Freemason expression. It also figures prominently in Wiccan practices. I was more familiar with the expression in connection with Wicca. A few years ago, I attended a funeral where they conducted a Masonic ceremony. At the end of their prayer, they said, "So mote it be." I felt like I had been gut punched. At that time, I did not know that the Masons used this expression and I thought I had just witnessed a Wiccan spell being recited at a family members funeral. I have since learned that the origin of the expression is Masonic and that those who practice Satanism and Wicca picked it up from them. That should tell you a great deal.

This emphasis on heavenly bodies or astrological symbols is due to their Luciferian beliefs. Ephesians 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the
rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms."

What else could these "forces of evil in the heavenly realms" be referring to but to Satan, disguised as an "angel of light"?

"Modern Satanist groups (those that appeared after the 1960's) are widely diverse, but two major trends are Theistic Satanism and Atheistic Satanism. Theistic Satanists venerate Satan as a supernatural deity. In contrast, Atheistic Satanists consider themselves atheists, agnostics, or apatheists and regard Satan as merely symbolic of certain human traits. This categorization of Satanism (which could be categorized in other ways, for example "Traditional" versus "Modern"),is not necessarily adopted by Satanists themselves, who usually would not specify which type of Satanism they adhere to. Some Satanists believe in God in the sense of a Prime Mover but, like Atheistic Satanists, still worship
themselves, due to the deist belief that God plays no part in mortal lives."

Theistic Satanism (also known as Conservative, Spiritual or Traditional Satanism) is the worship or reverence of Satan as a deity. It comprises several viewpoints, and typically includes a belief in magic, which is manipulated through various rituals. It may also include the usage of meditation and self expansion. Traditional Satanists often find inspiration from older sources such as the 1862 book Satanism and Witchcraft.

Luciferianism can be understood best as a belief system or intellectual creed that venerates the essential and inherent characteristics that are affixed and commonly given to Lucifer.

Luciferianism is often identified as an auxiliary creed or movement of Satanism,due to the common identification of Lucifer with Satan. Some Luciferians accept this identification and/or consider Lucifer as the 'light bearer' and illuminated aspect of Satan,giving them the name of Satanists and the right to bear the title. Others reject it, giving the argument that Lucifer is a more positive and easy-going ideal than Satan. They are inspired by the ancient myths of Egypt, Rome and Greece, Gnosticism and traditional Western occultism.

LaVeyan Satanism is a religion founded in 1966 by Anton LaVey's teachings are based on individualism, self-indulgence, and "eye for an eye" morality. Unlike Theistic Satanists, LaVeyan Satanists are Atheists, Agnostics and Apatheists who regard Satan as a symbol of man's inherent nature. According to religioustolerance.org, LaVeyan Satanism is a "small religious group that is unrelated to any other faith and whose members feel free to satisfy their urges responsibly, exhibit kindness to their friends, and attack their enemies". Its beliefs were first detailed in The Satanic Bible and it is overseen
by the Church of Satan." (Demons and Angels - Page 73)

Illuminism or Luciferianism claims to have the true wisdom and knowledge that we should attain to, but the Bible says that Lucifer’s wisdom is corrupt.

"Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee." Ezekiel 28:17

"God, who alone existed from all eternity, omnipotent, and infinite in all his attributes and perfections, created the Universe without any pre-existing elements whether spiritual or material; according to the traditions of orthodox Hebrews or Christians, the angels--pure spirits--were created in the morning and man in the evening of the creation's period. The same traditions tell us that among the angels, stood one most remarkable for his brightness, his brilliant qualities and faculties; he was consequently called LUCIFER, viz: LIGHTBEARER. This most brilliant and shining angel attempted to set himself
up in the place of the Most High, and was followed by legions of other angels; while the great majority, under the leadership of St. Michael remained faithful to God, their creator and Sovereign Lord. Since then the name of LUCIFER has been applied not only to the apostate angel, but also to men, who, like the King of Babylon, have followed the example of the fallen angel,and attempted to set themselves or something else in the place of God Almighty. The followers of LUCIFER are naturally called LUCIFERIANS, whether their leader is the fallen angel or men who are his imitators in their rebellion against God."

"Now let us note some different species of Luciferianisms. The FIRST is to admit and worship the real Lucifer or his Luciferian fallen angels, devils, or satans, or demons, known and worshiped as such; the SECOND is through ignorance or by mistake, the belief in and worship of EVIL SPIRITS as evil, without a conscious knowledge of the fallen angels, or devils, such as the Redskin Indians have it and practise it; a THIRD is to fancy and worship any god, demiurge, or fetich or many of them in the place of the true God; a FOURTH would be to worship and PAN, or ENSOPH, or chaos, or anything of that
kind and their emanations in the place of the true God; a FIFTH is to enthrone in the place of the true God, the elements and forces of the universe, being supposed to have existed from ALL ETERNITY and to worship them as the great architect, great geometrician, great artist, great overseer,great artificer, etc., of the universe."(Luciferianism or Satanism in English Freemasonry)

"Freemasonry is a fraternity within a fraternity--an outer organization, concealing an inner brotherhood of the elect. The invisible society is a secret fraternity dedicated to a Mysterious Secret."
---Manly P. Hall

"They [symbols] arose in ancient ages. The signs, symbols and inscriptions come to us from across long, drifting centuries, and will be found in ancient Sumerian clay tablet libraries of the cities of Lir, Lagash, and others of the first true urban civilization. This occurred about 600 years before Egypt was civilized..."
---Henry Clausen, Former Scottish Rite Freemason, Sovereign Grand Commander, Appointed 1942 by Franklin D. Roosevelt to head the Commission to Investigate the Pearl Harbor Attack

Dr. Albert Mackey wrote the Encyclopedia of Freemasonry. In it he said that the word "hoodwink" in a word for the Masonic policy of deceiving members at the lower degrees and keeping "the Mysteries of our art preserved."

"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 mislead; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it."
---Albert Pike, former Sovereign Grand Commander Scottish Rite Freemasonry

"We must understand the God we worship is Lucifer, he is the God of Masonry."
--Albert Pike

"That which we must say to the crowd is--We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition.

To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, we say this, that you may repeat it the 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 Luciferian doctrine.

If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay(The God of the Christians) whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy, and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests, calumniate him?

Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also God. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two Gods: darkness being necessary to light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive...

Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophical religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil.
--Albert Pike

He does not call Satan a heresy because he doesn't believe in worshiping him. He says this because he believed that Satan was made up by Christians and was heresy to Luciferianism.

There have been many publications of the Masons that hold up the curious case of Diana Vaughn. She toured around the country telling how she had been a Palladist and Devil worshiper associated with Albert Pike and the Masons. Supposedly it was proven that her story was made up. But Albert Pike's words speak for themselves.

In his book, `Terrorism And the Illuminati, Canadian author David Livingstone further explains Pike's intentions:
"Pike then told Mazzini that, after World War Three had ended, a global social cataclysm will be provoked that will be greater than the world has ever known:

"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 effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and 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 (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 into public view, a manifestation which will result in the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time."

It is obvious whether or not you believe that Lucifer and Satan are one and the same, that Freemasonry's founders believed that Lucifer was the true God. They set out to disillusion Christians through Atheism and to then disillusion people against the Atheists and come in and hold up a new religion to us and hold up to us the shining light of Lucifer's wisdom and call him god.

Does it ultimately matter if you believe in God, Yahweh, Allah or no God at all, if they intend to use that against us to destroy civilization as we know it?

Scottish Rite Masonry and Religion--Pt.3

What exactly is this ultimate plan and ulterior motive behind this recruitment of members? 

All the way back to ancient Greece, the plan was to overthrow Democracy. William T. Still recounts an event that he calls the "Mystery Scandal" that took place in Athens. He says that the members of the cult of Isis wanted to overthrow the Athenian Democracy. In order to ensure that the members of their group would maintain secrecy, they all had to participate in a crime. They went out together at night and mutilated the genitals of sculptures in the city. They reasoned that no one would tell on the others because they would be implicating themselves if they did. This is very similar to the "code of silence" maintained by modern day gang and Mob members.

Although our country was set up as a Democratic Republic, the Masons believe that the original plan for a New World Order came from Atlantis. They believe that like the alchemical principal of distillation, those who are admitted to the upper degrees of Masonry by a gradual weeding out of inferior members. They also belief that Masonic teachings have been refined from all of the mystery schools that came down from the ancient world.

"Even in ancient times, scholars bound themselves with 'mystic ties' into a worldwide fraternity, drawing candidates from all the Mystery Schools, the Masons, the Rosicrucians, the Kabbalists (Jewish Mystery School tradition, and others. These 'priest-philosophers' from Egypt, Greece, India, China, and the rest of the ancient world were formed into a sovereign body to instruct and advise their leaders."

"The explorers who opened the New World operated from a master plan and were agents of re-discovery rather than discoverers."

"Time will reveal that the continent now known as America was actually discovered, and to a considerable degree, explored more than a thousand years before the beginning of the Christian era. The true story was in the keeping of the Mystery Schools; and passed from them to the Secret Societies of the Medieval world. The Essoteric Orders of Europe, Asia, and the Near East were in at least irregular communication with the priesthoods of the more advanced Amerindian nations. Plans for the development of the Western Hemisphere, were formulated in Alexandria, Mecca, Delhi, and Lhasa [in Tibet] long before most European statesmen were aware of the great Utopian program."

"The bold resolution was made that this western continent should become the site of the philosophic empire. Just when this was done it is impossible now to say, but certainly the decision was reached prior to the time of Plato, for a thinly veiled statement of this resolution is the substance of his treatise of the Atlantic Islands."
---Manly P. Hall

Contrary to what some people believe, their aim was not to establish a Democratic nation, although that was a necessary step in their plan. Their goal was to establish a universal government, under the guise of Democracy.

"The mechanism for the accomplishment of this idea was set in motion in the ancient temples of Greece, Egypt, and India. So brilliant was the plan and so well was it administrated that it survived to our time, and it will continue to function until the great work is accomplished."

The idea of a New World Order sounds good, but they don't intend for those of us who are not part of their elite membership to belong to it.

"Wise men, the ancients believed, were a separate race, and to be born into this race it was necessary to develop the mind to a state of enlightened intelligence. The old philosophers taught that physical birth is by accident, for men are born into various races and nationalities according to the laws of generation; but there is a second birth, which is not an accident; it is the consequence of a proper intent. By this second birth, man is born by enlightened intelligence out of nation and out of race into an international nation and and international race. It is this larger and coming race that will someday inherit the earth. But unless a man be born again by enlightenment, he shall not be a part of the philosophic empire."

Despite the fact that they say it does not matter what race or nation you come from, some of them do consider your bloodline to be important. You can look into the trends of modern society and see that there is a movement toward a mixing of races and societies. In order to establish a One World Community, it is necessary to first cause people to give up the racial and national identities which have historically separated men. It would be wise to consider the Biblical account of the Tower of Babel, in which God established different races and nations in order to inhibit organized evil. That does not mean any one race should consider itself superior.

In Atlantean legends written about by Manly P. Hall, there were ten kings. Seven of them ruled over the continent of Atlantis. The remaining three, ruled Europe, Asia, and Africa. The evil that caused Atlantis to be destroyed was the decision made by the seven Atlantean kings to go to war with the other three kings. Despite this, Hall believed the Atlantean system to be the ideal.

"The league of ten kings is the cooperated commonwealth of mankind, the natural and proper form of human government. The Atlantis [legend], therefore, is the archetype of the pattern of government, which existed in ancient days but was destroyed by the selfishness and ignorance of men."

Sir Francis Bacon wrote his New Atlantis in the 1600's. He wrote about a Utopia that would be established across the Atlantic, which was inspired by Atlantis.

There have been many things written about and theorized concerning Francis Bacon. He was rumored to be the son of Queen Elizabeth I and Lord Robert Dudly. He developed secret methods of communication used by Columbus, which are called "Baconian ciphers." Interestingly, Columbus was married to a daughter (Felipa Perestrello) of a Knight Templar. After their suppression, the Templars in Spain were calling themselves, Knights of Christ. Supposedly, these new connections were the source of his information on the New World, which was his true destination. There is something to that. Would Columbus really have expected to impress Indian Rajahs with the trinkets and mirrors he is said to have taken on the voyage with him? Masons claim that some of their teachings are passed down from the Templars.

Manly P. Hall clearly believed that Bacon was a Mason and a Rosicrucian. Referring to Bacon's book he said, "On the title page is a curious design. It shows the figure of an ancient creature representing Time drawing a female figure from a dark cavern. The meaning is obvious. Through time, the hidden truth shall be revealed. This figure is one of the most famous of the seals or symbols of the Order of the Quest. Contained within it is the whole promise of the resurrection of man, and the restitution of divine theology."

"Perpetuation of the great plan was secured by secret tradition among an inner group of Initiates unknown to the outer Order at large, and patterned...in Bacon's 'New Atlantis.' This inner group counts a small number of members in the countries of the Western Hemisphere. They have kept the lamp of the Muse burning during the last three hundred years."
---Marie Bauer Hall

Obviously they believe that certain people were planning on the settling of America hundreds of years before it came about. Manly Hall said that there would be a "restitution of divine theology." Inherent in that statement is the idea that none of the existing religions are divinely established. 

Scottish Rite Masonry and Religion--Pt.2

How are so many people deceived by Masonry and why do they seek it out in the first place? 

People want to be accepted and beyond that to feel special. Masonry uses secrecy to draw these people in. Their vanity is stoked because they are chosen to be a member of a group that others are not admitted to. Then they use symbols and analogy to indoctrinate them.

You know that apples and oranges are not the same thing. But if you are told persistently that an orange is just another symbol which represents the apple, you might begin to look at apples and oranges in a different light. Suppose you originally had a preference for apples. You could be deceived to believe that it made no difference which one you ate if not that they were one and the same. Over a period of time, you could be convinced that oranges were preferable.

The teaching methods used by Masons teach those who have a particular faith that it is the same as Masonry. Masonry also teaches those that have no particular belief that they should have one. Then gradually a man's beliefs are replaced by Luciferianism. Sometimes the man still believes that he has retained his original faith, but has now gained a greater understanding of it through Masonry, because Masonry claims to teach things that God doesn't set down for all Christians, Muslims or Jews. This knowledge is only for a select few.

The following is some of what Masonic writers themselves say about their teachings:

"Freed of limitations of creed and sect he [the Mason] stands master of all faiths. Freemasonry...is not a creed or doctrine but a universal expression of Divine Wisdom...a very secret and sacred philosophy that has existed for all time, and has been the inspiration of the great saints and sages of all ages; i.e., the perfect wisdom of God, revealing itself through a secret hierarchy of illumined minds."
---Manly P. Hall

Reading between the lines, Hall was saying several troubling things. First he is saying, Masonry is above and superior to all faiths. Despite the fact that the larger religions believe they are divinely inspired, Masons believe that for some reason they are in possession of wisdom that has existed since the beginning of the world. The problem with that is it makes it necessary to believe that God still found it necessary to establish religion for the rest of us that they [Masons] do not have to follow. This would mean he has a preference for them. But the Bible says, God is not a respecter of persons.

You would also have to believe that God expects us to behave in a certain way, but hid the rules among the Masons or that God is afraid that we really can become gods and that is why he hid the knowledge from us. It really doesn't matter whether we are speaking of the Judeo-Christian God, who the Muslims call Allah or if we are referring to their god, Lucifer; because apparently, Lucifer doesn't want too many of us becoming gods either, or he is aware that it is a deception and knows that if too many people are privy to the secrets, the deception will come to light.

Whether or not you believe that Lucifer or Yahweh is the superior god, it is not logical to believe that he is the all knowing creator of the universe, which requires an orderly system, and then to think that he wants the majority of the world to be mislead as to what truth actually is.

Another thing that Hall is saying is that all other religions of the world are based on Masonry. This contradicts another Masonic writer, Colin F.W. Dyer, who says that Masonry takes its traditions from other religions. "There is one fact which must always be borne in mind...as time passes, men...weave new legends round old customs, or import them from another school of belief. This tendency can be traced in Masonry in many ways. More than one meaning lies hidden in our silent emblems, and the ostensible explanation given in the ceremony is usually neither the original nor the most profound meaning attached to it."

Albert Pike also claimed that Masonic teachings are superior to Christianity. If this were true, why would they encourage Christians to study the Bible, believing it to be inferior?

"Christianity taught the doctrine of fraternity; but repudiated that of political equality, by continually inculcating obedience to Caesar, and to those lawfully in authority. Masonry was the first apostle of equality."

In actuality, Christians are told to obey Caesar in some things and God in others, because we are not supposed to be making worldly things our priority. Christians are told to follow their conscience when they which to obey, God or government. The Bible also teaches that God does not hold one man more important than another and that men who under the government of other men, are still their equals. God does not determine equality by worldly means.

Why do so many men, who believe themselves to be faithful adherents of their religion, join an organization that believes it's teachings are superior to religion? Some understanding of this can be found in their writings.

Colin F. W. Dyer wrote, "It is possible to give a Christian interpretation to the whole of Craft Masonry, including all its symbols,...and no one can deny the correctness of that interpretation. But before Christianity existed systems similar to our own were known and venerated, and some of their symbolism and teaching has undoubtedly linked up with Freemasonry. It is therefore natural that a non-Christian interpretation should also exist, and be just as correct."

He also said, "The First Degree of Masonry teaches [the candidate] that his actions must be squared by the precepts contained in the Holy Bible, the constant study of which is strongly recommended."

"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 explanation is reserved for the Adepts, the Princes of Masonry."

Obviously, Masons want recruits that have already exhibited a tendency toward higher morals, not because they support those morals, but because in order to adopt these morals, those men have to be intelligent, ingenious persons. They also had to have been willing to allow themselves to be led at some point in their life in order to adopt those morals. They want to belong and are not unsociable loners who have any tendency toward individualism. They recruit followers. They would not like a Mark Twain, who said, "I would not belong to any organization that have me as a member."

Unless you were diligently resistant to being led astray, if you were willing to be led to a moral life, you could easily be led to change your course. This is why it is generally better to seek out truth on your own and develop an understanding of it on your own rather than have it brought to to you. You don't have to contend with the possible ulterior motives of the messenger that way.

Once they have recruited the sort of man that they look for, they consider then a resource that can be drawn upon for the accomplishment of their ultimate goals.

"Though the whole extent and origin of the plan was known only to an initiate few, members of the outer order were subjected to a selective system by which they could attain to numerous degrees and proportionately receive deeper insight into the work. This in turn spurred them to a greater effort and endeavor in their various occupations and stations in life, and made them useful instruments."
---Marie Bauer Hall

Luciferianism or Satanism In English Freemasonry:
An Essay, by L. Fouquet, O.M.I. 1898

"Bro. J. Hogg, 13 Paternoster Row, London, published in 1888, the third edition of what we call a BLUE tract for Masonic propogandism. It clearly points out the distinction between the esoteric and exoteric doctrines of the Craft. Under the heading "Symbolical Teaching and Secret Doctrines of Freemasonry", it says as follows:--"The members of the Craft WHO CAN DISCERN the "secret meaningof the symbolical teaching of the Lodge, need not be told that when we assert Masonry to be a science embracing things human and divine, we simply state an indisputable fact, gladly as we would prove it to other members, yet in these pages addressed to the general reader as well, we dare not do so;
but this we will say that to understand THE DEEPEST SECRETS OF NATURE,the only was is to search the meaning HIDDEN under Masonic symbols, the ESOTERIC DOCTRINES of Masonic teaching. The JEWELS are significant of IMPORTANT VERITIES, its SIGNS are pertinent monitions and the affectionate expression of fraternal solicitude; its PASSWORDS are carefully selected words conveying to those WHO COMPREHEND THEM much of valuable thought and of wisdom derived from ancient times. Its badges are implements of industry. A few explanations will make the matter more clear. What follows may be termed EXOTERIC teaching,but there lies in it a FAR DEEPER ESOTERIC meaning."

"The SQUARE is an emblem of our duty to God and man indicated by the two limbs, the greater and the lesser. It teaches duty by reminding us that all our actions should be guided by the strict rules of rectitude."

"The COMPASS as the implement by which we describe a circle which is confined within the boundary of its circumference, reminds us we should at all times keep our desires within due "bounds".

"Both the SQUARE and COMPASS are also emblematical of themathematical sciences and useful arts."

...."A great Masonic work by 80 Luminaries of the craft gives it clearly enough[the esoteric meanings]where they speak of the Divine plan:--

"SQUARE of Reason and Virtue, Monad; COMPASS of Mercy and Faith, Duad, The junction of the Monad with the Duad constitutes UNION, and GENERATION results."

This is obviously meaning that there is a phallic symbolism to the square and compass, and fertility symbolism as well.

"The G so conspicuously prominent in the Temples of the Great Architect of the Universe, means God to the eyes of the Christians who are Masons, and Geometry to the more advanced craftsmen who do not care in what sort of a God they believe. The Regius M.S. in the Royal Library British Museum (No. 17 AI) is a very ancient Constitution of the English Freemasonry; it tells them": "At these Lords' prayer they counterfeited Geometry,And gave it the name of Masonry,For the most honest craft of all."

"The G which the Freemasons place in the center of the Blazing Star signifies Gnosis or Generation, the two sacred words of the Ancient Kabala. It also means the Great Architect, for the Pentagram (Blazing Star) on whatever side we view it represents an A. (See ch. SVI)"

"The Masonic Eagle is also double faced, double headed.

The EIGHTY modern Luminaries of the English craft teach the same double faced doctrine;"

"The survey or observation of Nature, shows us that all objects within our immediate knowledge belong to one or other of the three natural kingdoms--mineral, vegetable, animal."

"When in the beginning by the fiat of the Great Creator matter was called to existence, the elements of these three kingdoms were CREATED or existed FROM ALL ETERNITY. Man belongs to the animal kingdom."

This is basically saying that Masons can choose whether to believe God created the Universe or to believe that the Universe always existed, and since it did not need to be created, then God is not necessary.

The majority of the Christian word is familiar with the initials I.N.R.I. We know that it stands for Jesus Nazareus Rex Judeoru, Jesu of Nazareth King of the Jews. But Masons teach it as Igni Natura Renovatur Integra--By fire Nature is Renewed in its integrity. This regenerating fire is also Phallic symbolism.

Gould's History, VOL. I, page 25:

"By those authors who attempt to prove that all secret fraternities from but the successive links of an unbroken chain, it is alleged that the ESOTERIC doctrines which in Egypt, in Persia, and in Greece, preserved the speculations of the wise from the ears and tongues of an ILLITERATE Multitude,passed, with slight modification, into the possession of the early Christian heretics; from the Gnostic schools of Syria and Egypt to their successors, the Manicheans, and that from these through the Paulicans,
Albigenses and Templars they have been bequeathed to the modern Freemasons."

"Gnosticism was the earliest attempt to construct a philosophical system of faith. It was a speculative system, and excercised little influence upon the masses of the people. The Gnostics were imperceptibly divided into more than fifty particularsects, of whom the most celebrated appear to have been the Basildeans, the Valentinians, the Marcionites,and, in a still later period, the Manicheans--Gnosticism was an attempt to solve the great problems of theology by combining the elements of Pagan Mysticism with the Jewish and Christian traditions."

"From the fact that many genuine Gnostic symbols have come down to us, or reappear in speculative Masonry, it has been contended, that whereas Gnosis, in its last and greater manifestation, the Composite Religion of Manes, absorbed within itself the relics of the Mithraic faith, so in turn the Manichean Talismans and Amulets have kept an unbroken existence through the sectaries of the Lebanon, the Soofees of Persia, the Templars, and the Brethren of the Rosy Cross. Von Hammer lends the weight of his authority in support of the Templar link; which however, he believes to have been forged at a very early period of the Gnostic heresy, and that it connected the Soldiers of the Cross with the 'OPHITES, and not the MANACHEANS,their far later successors.--

"According to Mackey, an instance of the TRANSMUTATION of Gnostic Talismans into Masonic symbols, by a gradual transmission through Alchemy, Rosicrucianism and Medieval Architechture, is afforded by a Plate in the"AZOTH PHILOSOPHORUM of Basil Valentine, the Hermetic Philosopher, who flourished in the seventeenth century.This Plate, which is Hermetic in its design, but is full of Masonic symbolism, represents a winged globe inscribed with a triangle within a square and on it reposes a dragon. On the latter stands a human figure of two hands and two heads surrounded by the sun, moon, five stars, representing the seven planets. One of the heads is that of a male, the other of a female. The hands attached to the male part of the figure hold THE COMPASSES, that to a female a SQUARE. The Square and Compasses thus distributed appear to have convinced Dr. Mackey that originally a PHALLIC meaning was attached to these symbols, as there was to the point within the circle, which in this Plate also appears in the centre of the globe. "The Compasses held by the male figure would represent the male generative principle, and the Square held by the female, the female
productive principle. The subsequent interpretation given to the combined Square and Compasses was the transmutation from the Hermetic Talisman to the Masonic Symbol."
R.F. Gould, History V.II, p. 67

"The proscription of the old pagan cultus and the bitter and continual persecution of all professors of secret and magical arts, which took place in the reign of the INFAMOUS Emperor Constantine, and was continued by Valentinian, Theodosius, and other shining lights of imperial Christianity, did not eradicate polytheism or destroy the adepts. The old religion and the old theurgic art took refuge in remote places; they were practised in stealth and in silence, and thus were presumably originated many of those mysterious secret societies which perpetuated the traditions of the Magi through the whole period of the Middle Ages,and in numerous magical rituals betray their connection with Neo-Platonism."

"The proscription of the magic and paganism was eventually followed by the proscription and persecution of the Jews, who, in like manner, were reduced to practice their religious rites in secret, and whose Oriental vindictiveness was frequently roused to frenzy by their intolerable sufferings and humiliations. Professors of Kabbalistic arts, firm believers in the virtues of invocations and verbal formulae, and addicted from time immemorial to every species of superstitious practices,
they directed their mystic machinery to do injury totheir enemies, and the infernal magic of the Middle Ages,with its profanation of Christian mysteries, ITS BLACK MASSES and impious invocations, is, in part at least, their creation."

"Thus Medieval occultism was essentially of a composite character. It borrowed, on the one hand,
from the Rabbinical wisdom of Israel, and on the other,from Pagan sources.The crusades made it subject to Arabic influence, which was definitely increased by the spread of alchemical notions from east to west, while from the debris of every vanished cultus which in barbaric times had ever flourished among the Teutonic and Celtic nations was built up the mythology of "nature spirits, the elfin world, and the strange doctrines concerning elementary intelligences."

Scottish Rite Masonry And Religion--Pt. 1

One of the biggest questions people have about Masonry is, "Why there is a necessity for secrecy?"

 If their teachings convey some truth not already apparent, then why not share this knowledge with the world?Men have been asking this question for a long time. The following quote by Bishop Dupanloup, is quoted in: Luciferianism or Satanism In English Freemasonry: An Essay, by L. Fouquet, O.M.I. 1898

"Hard as it is for men to believe that it is so diabolical abroad, it is harder still, it is simply impossible for them to think it other than a mere 'friendly society' at home when thousands well known for their principles, for honor and honesty of purpose in their own circles, have willingly, nay gladly, placed their names on the rolls of its various English Lodges. Englishmen, loyal and Protestant, could never lend themselves or their names to support the ends for which Freemasonry is said to exist; yet many such are actually Masons, and sworn members of that society which is so numerous and so wide spread abroad. That society then cannot be the evil it is said to be, or else Freemasonry here is not the same as elsewhere; this latter would appear to be the general opinion and to rest upon the basis of something like fact; for the craft is too wary to overlook the English character an obstacle to its own final success, and to cautious therefore to admit any but those who have been well tried and sounded to a knowledge of its present actions and future aims. Here as abroad, the multitude of the brotherhood have little more
idea of the scope of Freemasonry than the general public has: THEY ARE KEPT AT PLAY IN THE ANTE-CHAMBERS, LIKE CHILDREN IN THE NURSERY, WHILST REAL BUSINESS IS TRANSACTED IN THE INNER CHAMBERS BY THE OLDER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY. Men are slow to allow that they can be duped and it will be no easy matter to get those who have joined it to relinquish their membership or to deter those from joining it who are so inclined, on the strength of what certainly is, to say the least of it, a well founded suspicion of dark dealing; but the question is not a matter of mere judgment or prudence; it is one of morality and conscience."

Christians are not the only religion to revere Jesus. Muslims, while not believing that he was the Son of God, do hold him to be a great teacher and prophet. Jesus' teachings contrast with the secrecy of Masonry. In John 18:20 Jesus said, "I have always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where all Jews come together." "For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible, And nothing secret that will not be known and come to Light." Luke 8:17. The message is clear, Jesus did not keep part of his teachings secret, only revealing them to a certain elite few.

There is a difference between Satanism and Luciferianism that only exists in the minds of their followers. Satanists have similar beliefs to the Christian doctrine; that Lucifer became Satan when he fell. But Luciferians believe that Lucifer is the true God.

Both Satanists and Luciferians agree that mankind has been oppressed by God forcing us to do his bidding. Satanists say that there is no such thing as "good" and "evil" and therefore it is alright to do the things that society calls evil. Luciferianism pretends to be good. But they still teach that God is an imposter and that "good" comes from doing things that are contrary to mainstream morality, just as Satanists do. They just don't admit that what they are doing is bad. Instead, they say that the rest of the world has what is "good" and "evil" reversed because we are worshiping the wrong God.

The Bible says that we have been given our path to true freedom, rather than being oppresssed. "And you shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.: John 8:32

The reality is that Satan is just the new name given to the angel that was know as Lucifer before he was cast into hell for his rebellion. The major difference between the two groups is that Satanists openly tell their converts and anyone else who it is that they are worshiping and believe that they can call Satan and other demons into their ceremonies. Whereas, Luciferians lead initiates to believe that they are doing good and even encourage members to practice the worship of God in the beginning. Then they gradually begin slipping their doctrine in by revealing that there are other deeper meanings to what they have already been taught.

Luciferians say they are teaching truth and enlightenment and that it doesn't matter what the source of this knowledge is. This is contrary to the Biblical concept that you can be corrupted by learning evil knowledge.

The story of Adam and eve teaches that man was not intended to have the knowledge of "good" and "evil" and that sin entered the world because Satan said, "Ye shall surely not die...for then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil."

So what does Satanism and Luciferianism have to do with Scottish Rite Masonry? Manly P. Hall wrote, "Freemasonry is a philosophy which is essentially creedless. Its' brothers bow to truth regardless of the bearer; they serve light instead of wrangling over the one who brings it..."

Keep in mind that Lucifer means, "Light Bringer."

What does Luciferianism claim to be?

"The Luciferian is an individual who recognizes the common characteristics of the archetype of the Adversary, both from a masculine and feminine perspective. The Luciferian does not worship Satan or necessarily believe in it--a Luciferian does not believe in theChristian black and white symbolism of sin and redemption. The Adversary is a transcultural archetype which has existed long before Christianity began. Satan is merely a title meaning "Adversary" or "Opposer". The Luciferian relates these definitions as the empowering rebel, the spirit which stands against a slave creating religion no matter which it is. The Luciferian views the Adversary from many different cultrues, from Samael the Angel of Lawlessness, Ahriman, a sorcerous God of Darkness who creates and destroys and so on. The Luciferian knows that this God is only recognizable within, that Lucifer is a collective name for a path of religious and spiritual freedom based on the instinct of the practitioner.

The Adversary is also feminine. Lilith is the fiery bride of Samael,together they are the Adversary and Beast, they bow to no other beings, spiritual or otherwise, create their own children (demons,Lilim, etc) and make their own worlds (Qlippoth, hell, etc) to dwell in. It is known in a transcultural perspective that Samael or Satan by title is the Prince of Powers of the Air which he holds in this world.

To understand the feminine aspects of the Adversary, the female Satan if you will, you must understand instinct. Instinct is the most important aspect of the Luciferian; it is the start of motion and the very continuation of it. This is survival and Self-Preservation. Instinct is also driven by base emotions, thus at times it must be kept in check.

Instinctual hunger is based on the need for survival and the continuation of consciousness in time; feeling the self is valuable and the desire to become something stronger and more powerful." (The Bible of the Adversary, Page 30 Michael Ford, 2008)

Despite the fact that Masons claim not to be a religion, Manly P. Hall also said, "No truer religion exists than that of world comradeship and brotherhood."

Just as Satan claimed that man could become "godlike" through knowledge, Luciferians teach that you can become a god. Albert Pike said, "Whosoever aids the march of Truth...writes in the same line with Moses, and him who died upon the cross; and has an intellectual sympathy with the Deity himself."

Like Luciferians, Masons basically believe that knowledge will turn you into a god and therefore place you above all religion. In effect, you no longer have to follow any god, because you will be a god and can then make up your own idea of morality. Satanists also believe you can define your own morality.

Manly P. Hall said, "Freed of limitations of creed and sect, he [the Mason] stands master of all faiths."

The Bible leaves little room to doubt that Lucifer and Satan are the same being.

Isaiah 14:12-15 "How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! You said in your heart, 'I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God."

The Bible also says that Satan pretends that he is still Lucifer, or and angel of light; i.e. Lucifer.

"For even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. Therefore it is not surprising that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds."

Muslims also teach that Masons are misleading their initiates. "Therefore if you find any truth in the Bible, the Mason says, 'that's Masonry.' If a Muslim expounds upon the science of Al-Islam, that science is called 'Masonry.' Some Masonic writers have [gone] as far as to say Adam was a Mason because the Bible says he covered his private area with leaves which represents the 'Masonic Apron.' Such claims are made by those who want to make the uninitiated think that the 'wisdom of the ages' can only be found in Masonry."

The Bible clearly teaches that wisdom that comes from man is not to be sought after. Solomon who was the wisest man ever born fell from God's grace. This happened because he sought the teachings of other religions and was led astray because of them.