الجمعة، 26 نوفمبر، 2010

ما هى الماسونية ؟ افكارها ، نشأتها ، وهل صحيح ان زعماء وملوك عرب اعضاء بها ، وهل تسيطر على العالم ؟

الماسونية لغة : البناءون الأحرار
إصطلاحا : منظمة يهودية سرية هدامة ، إرهابية غامضة ، محكمة التنظيم تهدف إلى ضمان سيطرة اليهود على العالم وتدعو إلى الإلحاد والإباحية والفساد ، وتتستر تحت شعارات خداعه ( حرية - إخاء - مساواة - إنسانية ) .
جل أعضائها من الشخصيات المرموقة في العالم ، من يوثقهم عهداً بحفظ الأسرار ، ويقيمون ما يسمى بالمحافل للتجمع والتخطيط والتكليف بالمهام تمهيداً بحفظ جمهورية ديمقراطية عالمية ، وتتخذ الوصولية والنفعية أساساً لتحقيق أغراضها في تكوين حكومة لا دينية عالمية .
و سميت القوة الخفية وهدفها التنكيل بالنصارى واغتيالهم وتشريدهم ومنع دينهم من الإنتشار ، ومنذ بضعة قرون تسمت بالماسونية لتتخذ من نقابة البنائين الأحرار لافتة تعمل من خلالها ثم التصق بهم الاسم دون حقيقة .

نشأتها
أسسها هيرودس أكريبا سنة 43 م(الراجح) و هو ملك من ملوك الرومان بمساعدة مستشاريه اليهوديين :
حيران أبيود : نائب الرئيس .
موآب لامي : كاتم سر أول .

المرحلة الحديثة للماسونية تبدأ سنة 1770م عن طريق آدم وايزهاويت المسيحي الألماني ، الذي ألحد واستقطبته الماسونية ، حيث وضع الخطة الحديثة للماسونية بهدف السيطرة على العالم وانتهى المشروع سنة 1776م ، ووضع أول محفل في هذه الفترة ( المحفل النوراني ) نسبة إلى الشيطان الذي يقدسونه .

استطاعوا خداع ألفي رجل من كبار الساسة والمفكرون وأسسوا بهم المحفل الرئيسي المسمى بمحفل الشرق الأوسط ، وفيه تم إخضاع هؤلاء الساسة لخدمة الماسونية ، وأعلنوا شعارات براقة تخفي حقيقتهم فخدعوا كثيراً من المسلمين .

ميرابو : كان أحد مشاهير قادة الثورة الفرنسية .
مازيني :إيطالي الجنسية و هو الذي أعاد الأمور إلى نصابها بعد موت وايزهاويت .
البرت مايك : جنرال أمريكي سرح من الجيش فصب حقده على الشعوب من خلال الماسونية ، وهو واضع الخطط التدميرية منها موضع التنفيذ .
ليوم بلوم : فرنسي الجنسية ، مكلف بنشر الإباحية ، أصدر كتاباً بعنوان الزواج لم يعرف أفحش منه .
كودير لوس : يهودي ، صاحب كتاب العلاقات الخطرة .
لاف أريدج : هو الذي أعلن في مؤتمر الماسونية سنة 1865م في مدينة "أليتش" في جموع من الطلبة الألمان والإسبان والروس والإنجليز والفرنسيين قائلاً :"يجب أن يتغلب الإنسان على الإله وأن يعلن الحرب عليه وأن يخرق السموات ويمزقها كالأوراق " .

· ماتسيني جوزيبي : 1805-1872م ، لم أجد أي معلومات إضافية عليه ( الجماعة على النت ناقلة موضوع الماسونية حرفيا من بعضها ) :confused:.

ومن شخصياتهم كذلك : جان جاك روسو ،فولتير ( في فرنسا ) جرجي زيدان ( في مصر ، كار ماركس وأنجلز ( في روسيا ) والأخيران كانا من ماسونيي الدرجة الحادية والثلاثون ومن منتسبي المحفل الإنجليزي ومن الذين أداروا الماسونية السرية وبتدبيرهما صدر البيان الشيوعي المشهور .

جذور الماسونية يهودية صرفة ، من الناحية الفكرية ومن حيث الأهداف والوسائل وفلسفة التفكير . وهي بضاعة يهودية أولاً وآخراً ، وقد اتضح أنهم وراء الحركات الهدامة للأديان والأخلاق . وقد نجحت الماسونية بواسطة جمعية الإتحاد والترقي في تركيا في القضاء على الخلافة الإسلامية ، وعن طريق المحافل الماسونية سعى اليهود في طلب أرض فلسطين من السلطان عبد الحميد الثاني ، ولكنه رفض رحمه الله وقد أغلقت محافل الماسونية في مصر سنة 1965م بعد أن ثبت تجسسهم لحساب إسرائيل
لم يعرف التاريخ منظمة سرية أقوي نفوذاً من الماسونية ، وهي من شر مذاهب الهدم التي تفتق عنها الفكر اليهودي ،فهي تخفي تنظيمها تارة وتعلنه تارة ، بحسب ظروف الزمان والمكان ، ولكن مبادئها الحقيقية التي تقوم عليها هي سرية في جميع الأحوال محجوب علمها حتى على أعضائها إلا خواص الخواص الذين يصلون بالتجارب العديدة إلى مراتب عليا فيها .

الأفكار والمعتقدات

· يكفرون بالله ورسله وكتبه وبكل الغيبيات ويعتبرون ذلك خزعبلات وخرافات .

· يعملون على تقويض الأديان .

· العمل على إسقاط الحكومات الشرعية وإلغاء أنظمة الحكم الوطنية في البلاد المختلفة والسيطرة عليها .

· إباحة الجنس واستعمال المرأة كوسيلة للسيطرة .

· العمل على تقسيم غير اليهود إلى أمم متنابذة تتصارع بشكل دائم .

· تسليح هذه الأطراف وتدبير حوادث لتشابكها .

· بث سموم النـزاع داخل البلد الواحد وإحياء روح الأقليات الطائفية العنصرية .

· تهديم المبادئ الأخلاقية والفكرية والدينية ونشر الفوضى ولانحلال والإرهاب والإلحاد .

· استعمال الرشوة بالمال والجنس مع الجميع وخاصة ذوي المناصب الحساسة لضمهم لخدمة الماسونية والغاية عندهم تبرر الوسيلة .

· إحاطة الشخص الذي يقع في حبائلهم بالشباك من كل جانب لإحكام السيطرة عليه وتيسيره كما يريدون ولينفذ صاغراً كل أوامرهم .

· الشخص الذي يلبي رغبتهم في الانضمام إليهم يشترطون عليه التجرد من كل رابط ديني أو أخلاقي أو وطني وأن يجعل ولاءه خالصاً
للماسونية .

· إذا تململ الشخص أو عارض في شيء تدبر له فضيحة كبرى وقد يكون مصيره القتل .

· كل شخص استفادوا منه ولم تعد لهم به حاجة يعملون على التخلص منه بأية وسيلة ممكنة .

· العمل على السيطرة على رؤساء الدول لضمان تنفيذ أهدافهم التدميرية .

· السيطرة على الشخصيات البارزة في مختلف الاختصاصات لتكون أعمالهم متكاملة .

· السيطرة على أجهزة الدعاية والصحافة والنشر والإعلام واستخدامها كسلاح فتاك شديد الفاعلية .

· بث الأخبار المختلفة والأباطيل والدسائس الكاذبة حتى تصبح كأنها حقائق لتحويل عقول الجماهير وطمس الحقائق أمامهم .

· دعوة الشباب والشابات إلى الانغماس في الرذيلة وتوفير أسبابها لهم وإباحة الإتصال بالمحارم وتوهين العلاقات الزوجية وتحطيم الرباط الأسري .

· الدعوة إلى العقم الاختياري وتحديد النسل لدى المسلمين .

· السيطرة على المنظمات الدولية بترؤسها من قبل أحد الماسونيين كمنظمة الأمم المتحدة للتربية والعلوم والثقافة ومنظمات الأرصاد الدولية ، ومنظمات الطلبة والشباب والشابات في العالم

ماهي الماسونيه

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم



الحمد لله و الصلاة و السلام على رسول الله و على آله و صحبه و من اهتدى بهداه أما بعد :

إنه لمن الخطر العظيم الذي يحاك و يخطط له في
بلادنا الإسلامية

هو مخطط الماسونية
فالماسونية هي التي ساهمت في بناء المدرسة العلمانية في العالم

لفصل الناس عن أديانهم بغض النظر عن الديانة

و كان مخططا رهيبا جدا استطاعت الماسونية من خلاله
تحطيم النصرانية في نفوس أتباعها و أصبحت محصورة في طقوس و عبادات معينة لا تتعدى الكنيسة

و سيطرت الماسونية على الدول الغربية و أحكمت عليها الخناق
حتى يكون الجميع خدما للدولة اليهودية

و بدأت الدولة الصهيونية كأنها الابن المدلل للغرب الكافر المغفل و المحكوم من قبل القوى الماسونية

و هي الآن تتفق لقطع المساعدات عن حماس و اتفقوا على كلمة رجل واحد


و العقبة التي تواجه هذا المخطط الصهيوني هي المسلمون

فقام أتباع الماسونية الصهيونية بنفس الخطوات و المخطط التي فعلوها في تدمير النصرانية عند الغرب

و هو تقويض و هدم الدين الإسلامي في نفوس المسلمون لتكون بلاد الحرمين تابعة للقرارات الماسونية الصهيونية
و كان من خططهم

إباحة الجنس واستعمال المرأة كوسيلة للسيطرة

تهديم المبادئ الأخلاقية والفكرية والدينية ونشر الفوضى والانحلال والإرهاب والإلحاد

الشخص الذي يلبي رغبتهم في الانضمام إليهم يشترطون عليه التجرد من كل رابط ديني أو أخلاقي أو وطني وأن يجعل ولاءه خالصاً للماسونية

إذا تململ الشخص أو عارض في شيء تدبر له فضيحة كبرى
وقد يكون مصيره القتل



العمل على السيطرة على رؤساء الدول لضمان تنفيذ أهدافهم التدميرية
السيطرة على الشخصيات البارزة
في مختلف الاختصاصات لتكون أعمالهم متكاملة
السيطرة على أجهزة الدعاية والصحافة والنشر والإعلام
واستخدامها كسلاح فتاك شديد الفاعلية
بث الأخبار المختلفة والأباطيل والدسائس الكاذبة
حتى تصبح كأنها حقائق لتحويل عقول الجماهير وطمس الحقائق أمامهم
دعوة الشباب والشابات إلى الانغماس في الرذيلة
وتوفير أسبابها لهم وإباحة الاتصال بالمحارم وتوهين العلاقات الزوجية وتحطيم الرباط الأسري

و غيرها من الخطط و الأفكار

و المشاهد الآن هو
العمل المنظم و المستمر لتحويل بلاد الحرمين لصالح المخطط الماسوني
فوجد من بعض الشخصيات الكبيرة ثناء على بعض الشخصيات اليهودية و قدح في علماء الإسلام

حيث يقول عن هنري كيسنجر اليهودي قاتل الملك فيصل والداعي لاحتلال منابع النفط في الخليج ما نصه : (
أنت يا سيدي الرجل المناسب في المكان المناسب في الوقت المناسب ..أما الذين يصنعون التاريخ فهم الساسة الذين أصبحت واحداً من أبرزهم
)

ويقول عن هذا اليهودي : (
ربما كان هذا الرجل حتى بعد أن نجرده من الهالات والأساطير خير من يستطيع المساهمة في حل مشكلة الشرق الأوسط
)

ويقول أيضاً عن رفعت المحجوب أحد ألد أعداء تطبيق الشريعة الإسلامية ما نصه (
فكرت في الأستاذ الذي علمني أكثر من حرف ..والذي سمعت منه لأول مرة أسماء آدم سميث و ريكارد وكارل ماركس ..رحم الله أستاذي الدكتور رفعت المحجوب وجزاه عن تلاميذه خير الجزاء
)

بينما هو في المقابل يقول عن كلام للشيخ ابن باز رحمه الله تعالى : (
اطلعت بمزيد من الأسف والألم مع المقال المنسوب لكم في مجلة المجتمع الكويتي والذي وردت فيه عبارات نحوي يعف قلمي عن تكرارها
)

و يقول : (
وأن يمنحكم السداد والصواب ويقيكم شر التصرفات اللامسؤولة
)

و يقول عن الشيخ الألباني ما نصه : (
نتمنى على بعض علمائنا الكرام أن يبقوا في مجالات تخصصاتهم وألا يزجوا بأنفسهم في بحار السياسة وهم لا يحسنون السباحة فيها حتى لا يغرقوا ويغرقوا شبابنا الحائر معهم وقديما قال فقيه ألمعي :بين أصحابنا من أرجو بركته ولا أقبل شهادته في السياسة
)

من كتاب الشيخ عبدالرحمن الجبرين (
رسالة الإصلاح
) و جدتها في أحد المواقع على الشبكة



و وجد منهم من
جعل المرأة قضية يجب أن تطرح في المحافل و المناسبات
و تفرض فرض و تلزم بها الدولة حتى لو لم تقبلها منذ زمن طويل , بل حتى لو حذر منها الملك عبد العزيز طيب الله ثراه فلا يلزم من بعده أن يسير وفق كلامه بل وفق المخطط الماسوني



ووجد من ترك البلاد تعيش في مستوى الدول المتخلفة
و ركز على المرأة , فأظهروها و هي تحمل الخمر في إعلام بلاد الحرمين
و أظهروها وهي تمثل أنها مكبوتة و محرومة من الحقوق , و هذا شيء يدندنون عليها و هو من أبرز شعارات الماسونية الكاذبة ألا و هو المساواة
فأخذوا يصرخون و ينعقون مطالبين بالمساواة , تركوا الحقوق التي شرعها الله و طلبوا السفور و الاختلاط و التبرج بدعوى المساواة

و الذي يثير الدهشة هل فعلا أصبح هؤلاء أعضاء في الحزب الماسوني
؟؟ و من أي مستوى في هذا الحزب ؟؟

فلقد ظهر عدم وطنيتهم و سعيهم لتخريب طاقة الأمة المتركزة في الشباب سواء بعدم تطويرهم و توظيفهم بل إخراجهم من الأعمال التي يعملون بها لترتفع نسبة البطالة و إخراج ربات الخدور لتخالط الرجال في الأسواق
و لقد ظهر تركيزهم على نزع الحياء و إبراز المرأة السافرة كأنها المرأة العصرية المدنية الحضارية
, حتى تتزعزع الثقة و تفسد الأجيال القادمة
مخطط رهيب , و مخيف جدا
و الذي أحب الإشارة إليه لهؤلاء أن يفهموا أمرا كالشمس للبصير
سقطت النصرانية في الغرب من نفوس أصحابها و قبلت العلمانية لأنها دين محرف
فلا تظنون أن بلاد الحرمين مهبط الوحي سوف تكون كذلك , فالجزيرة العربية جمعت بين الرسالة و العروبة

فالإسلام هو الدين الحق و هو الشريعة التي تولى الله بحفظها ووعد بنصرها

(
وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنْكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُمْ مِنْ بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْناً يَعْبُدُونَنِي لا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئاً وَمَنْ كَفَرَ بَعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ ) ( النور:55 )

اعضاء الماسونيه العرب

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

ان الحمدلله نحمده ونستعينه ونستغفره ونستهديه ونعوذ بالله من شرور انفسنا وسيئات اعمالنا إنه من يهده الله فلا مضل له ومن يضلل فلا هادي له.
واشهد أن لا إله إلا الله الملك الحق المبين خلق الخلق وقدر الرزق فلم ينس أحداً من خلقه واشهد ان محمداً عبده ورسوله صلوات الله وسلامه عليه خير من بلغ عن ربه.

(( الماسونية ))

هي منظمة مهنية انشأها البناءون الأحرار في القرون الوسطى كجمعية مهنية لأصحاب مهنة البناء في روما وأوربا ثم حولها اليهودى الصهاينة إلى جمعية ومنظمة سرية عالمية هدفها تخريب العالم وتحويله إلى قطيع من الغنم يحكمه اليهود بعد إنشاء دولتهم المزعومه على أرض فلسطين.
وهكذا تحولت الماسونية كنقابة مهنية لمن يحترفون أعمال البناء إلى منظمة عالمية لها طقوسها السرية ودرجاتها الثلاث والثلاثون واصبحت كالأفعى تحيط بالعالم من خلال المحافل التي تم انشاؤها منذ القرن السابع عشر الميلادي في انجلترا حيث تأسس أربعة محافل جمعها محفل رئيسي تأسس عام 1717م ثم انتشرت المحافل في اوربا وامريكا والعالم العربي ايضاً.
ويرى اليهود انهم من سلالة تختلف عن بني آدم وهذا ما يقرره كتبة التلمود فالله خلقهم وأراد أن يسخر لهم خلقاً اخر يخدمهم فخلق لهم آدم وذريته وانهم جاءوا من كوكب آخر قبل خلق آدم عليه السلام.
وهذا هو معنى السامية من وجهة نظرهم.

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الماسونيه فى الدول العربيه
اعضاء الماسونيه العرب 

والشخصيات الماسونيه كثيرة جداً في العالم العربي و الاسلامي وهم يحتلون المناصب الكبرى في الدول وان كان معظم الدول العربيه والاسلامية قد الغت المحافل 575;لماسونية في بلادها إلا انها انشئت محافل لنوادٍ تابعه للماسونيه مثل نوادي اللوينز واللوتارى وهي ماسونيه ، ومن هذه الشخصيات :

1-ابو العلاء المعرى:

هو احمد بن عبدالله بن سليمان التنوخى ومسقط رأسه (معرة النعمان) من مواليد 972 وتوفي سنة 1060م كف بصرة وكان من الذين لزموا بيوتهم فاعتكف طيلة حياته وسميى رهين المحبسين العمى والبيت زار طرابلس واللاذقية ودخل أحد الأديرة بها واقام بين الرهبان ودرس المسيحية واليهوديه ثم رحل إلى بغداد وتتلمذ على ايدي شيوخها عاد إلى بلدته (المعره) عام 1010م واعتكف بداره
كان لا يرى في الدنيا إلا شرورها كثرت حوله الأقاويل فقيل إنه كافر ملحد وقيل زاهد وأوصى أن يكتب على قبره:



هذا جناه أبي علي = وما جنيت على احد

2-الأمير عبدالقادر الجزائري:

من مواليد القيطنة من بلاد الجزائر عام 1807م ونادت به القبائل اميراً عليهم عام 1832م واعترف به السلطان مراكش واستأنف الحرب على الفرنسيين ثم مهادنتهم مع المارشال بيجو فصار له إمارة واسعه بين مراكش ووهران وتيتري والجزائر الغربيه.
حاربته مراكش مع فرنسا فترك البلاد عام 1848م مع عائلتهإلى طولون وبعد أن تولى لويس نابليون حكم فرنسا زاره في قصره وحضر تتويج نابليون الثالث وسافر عام 1852 إلى الأستانة ثم اتخذ دمشق وطناً له عام 1856م
وهو اول ماسوني مؤسس جاهر بماسونيته في سوريا توفي عام 1883م

3-الشيخ يوسف الأسير:

من ابناء صيداء مواليد 1815م تخرج من الأزهر جالس محمد علي الكبير مدة اقامته بمصر تولى فتوى عكا ثم مدعي عام جبل لبنان من مؤلفاته : رائد الفرائد ، شرح أطواق الذهب ، رد الشهم للسهم ، إرشاد الورى ، تخطئة جوف الفرا ، شكيل الإنجيل والتوراة وتوفي سنة 1889م.

4-الميرزا باقر:

الملقب بإبراهيم ذي الروح العطرية من اعلام القرن التاسع عشر وهو مثل جمال الدين الافغاني ومحمد عبده من الماسون له كتاب ترتيب أيات القرآن.

5-جمال الدين الافغاني وتلميذه محمد عبده:

من مواليد 1839م أفغاني الاصل أحسن اللغة العربية والفارسية والفرنسية أقام في مصر فترة من الزمان وكون مدرسه إصلاحي 7; التف حوله شباب الامه وقتها مثل عبدالله النديم ومصطفى كامل ومحمد عبده وانضم الافغاني إلى الماسونيه وأنشاء في باريس جريدة العروة الوثقى عام 1884 وكان من اقطاب تحرير العروة الوثقى الشيخ محمد عبده والميرزا محمد الباقر.
رحل الأفغاني إلى لندن وباريس عام 1883-1885م ثم إلى روسيا 1886-1889م وسافر الى ميونخ وطهران والبصره ولندن 1889-1892
أنشاء مجلة ضياء الخافقين وأعدها لمهاجمة شاه ايران انتقاماً منه لطرده من أيران استقر في الأستانة واصيب بالسرطان في فمه ومات به ودفن كعامة الناس عام 1897م.


قال الافغاني في بحثه عن الماسونيه الاسكتلنديه ،اما معشر الماسون فيؤلمني أنني للآن ما عرفت بصفتي ماسونيا ولا لمطلق الماسونيه تعريفاً يجعل لها صورة في الذهن أو وصفاً ينطبق على من ينخرط في تلك العشيرة أول ما شوقني للعمل في بناية الاحرار –الماسونيه- عنوان كبير خطير: (حرية ،اخاء ،مساواة) غرضه منفعة الإنسان وسعى وراء دك صروح الظلم وتشييد معالم العدل المطلق فحصل لي من كل هذا وصف للماسونية وهو همة للعمل وعزة للنفس واحتقار للحياة في سبيل مقاومة كل ظالم وهذا ما رضيه من الوصف للماسونية وارتضيه لها.
وأنشاء الأفغاني محفلاًه ماسونيا وطنيا تابعاً للشرق الفرنساوى بمصر بلغ أعضاؤه نحو ثلاثمائة عضو لكن بسبب نشاط الأفغاني السياسي أصدر الخديو توفيق حاكم مصر أمراً بإخراجه من البلاد الهندية.
وتتبع تلاميذ الشيخ جمال الدين الافغاني شيخهم في الانضمام إلى الماسونية ومن607;م تلميذه محمد عبده وقد انخدعوا في شعارها الحرية والإخاء والمساواة ولعلهم لم يدركواحقيقة الماسونية أو أنهم أدركوا وأرادوا أن يأخوا منها الظاهر.

6-سعد زغلول:

ولد في بلدة ((أبيانا)) عام 1860م وحصل على شهادة من الازهر عام 1878م وتعرف على الشيخ جمال الدين الافغاني وصار أحد تلاميذه واتبع نهجه الإصلاحي والماسوني عمل في مناصب عدة منها القضاء ثم اختاره اللورد كرومر وزيراً للمعارف عام 1907م ثم انتخب وكيلاً للجمعية التشريعية المصرية.
بعد الحرب العالمية الأولى كون وفداً لمفاوضة الإنجليز حول استقلال مصر عن الأمبراطورية البريطانية فأطلق شرارة ثورة 1919م.
كون حزب الوفد المصري وفاز في الانتخابات البرلمانية عام 1924م وكون الوزارة واصبح ايضاً رئيس البرلمان المصري ثم استقال من منصب رئيس الوزراء ثم انتخب رئيساً للنواب عام 1925م
توفي عام 1927 وكان شأن انضمامه للماسونيه وقتها شأن المثقفين والزعماء السياسيين في ذلك الوقت الذين 575;نخدعوا بشعاراتها البراقة.


(( و هو من أهم دعاة العلمانية وله الدور الاساسي بتطبيق السفور بمصر وأهم من ساهم في نصرته ))

7-داود عمون:

من مواليد 1869 تخرج من مدرستى عينطورة والحكمة وخدم دولة تونس الغرب مدة عمل بالمحاماة في مصر وعاد إلى بيروت وانتخب عضواً في مجلس إدارة جبل لبنان عام 1914م توفي عام 1922م



8-الشيخ إبراهيم اليازجي:

من مواليد 1847م بيروت كان شاعراً وأتقن اللغة العربيه وقواعدها وآدبها قان بتنقييم عبارة الكتاب المقدس ترجمة الأدباء اليسوعيين عام 1872-1881م.
من اثاره الصناعية عام 1886م القاعده المعروفه بحرف ((سركيس)) ثم رحل إلى اوربا ثم استقر في القاهرة عام 1893م واصدر مجلة البيان 1897 ومجلة الضياء.
توفي في المطربة بمصر عام 1906م ونقلت رفاته من القاهرة إلى بيروت عام 1913 ودفنت بمقبرة الزيتون ونصب له تمثال في مدخل زقاق البلاط ثم نقل باحتفال إلى حدائق الجامعه البنائية ((الأونيسكو)) عام 1957.


9-محمد رضا بهلوى:

شاه إيران السابق اعتنق الماسونيه وصرح رسميا في 26 فبراير 1951م في مجلس وزراته بقبوله الأستاذية العظمى الفخرية للمحفل الأكبر للامبراطورية الإيرانية.
وفي 25 ابريل 1952 منح وشاح القطبية الفخريه للشرق الأكبر المثالى العالمي.

10-مصطفى كامل أتاتورك:

اسمه مصطفى على رضا عام 1880م وهلك عام 1938م وتولى رئاسة تركيا منذ عام 1923م حتى وفاته.
يقول عنه عميد الماسونية في الشرق الاوسط حنا أبو ر�5;شد : الانقلاب التركي عام 1918م الذي قام به الأخ العظيم مصطفى كمال أتاتورك واهم ما قام به بطل تركية الخالد.

1- ابطال نظام الخلافة.
2- ابطال المحاكم الشرعية.
3- ابطال الامتيازات الأجنبية.
4- ابطال الانتخابات بالوراثة.
5- ابطال نظام السلطنة.
6- ألغى وزارة الاوقاف.
7- ألغى دين الدولة.
8- أبطل الألقاب واليناشين.
9- خلف تركيا الجديدة.

نعم هذا هو البطل الماسوني الذي ألغى الإسلام في تركيا وجعلها دولة علمانية ،حارب الإسلام والمسلمين حتى أهلكه الله كما سيهلك سيرته.

يقول حنا ابو راشد أيضاً عنه:فإذا أوقف اتاتورك المحافل الماسونية حيناً فقد أعادها معززة مكرمة بعد الاستقرار إصلاحاته، من يمثل أتاتورك من رجالات الماسون سابقاً ولاحقاً قد يمثل هنري الثامن ملك انجلترا والفريد روزنبرج ولوثر وهتلر وموسوليني وغيرهم.

ويقول ايضاً: فهنري الثامن ملك انجلترا فصل الكنيسة عن الدولة، واتاتورك ابطل المادة التي ت 6;ص على ان دين الدولة الاسلام!

وروزنبرج قال: أن الحكومة لا تبالي بتذمر الكرادلة والقساوسة لأن تطور ثقافة الشعب الالماني بلغ نهايته القصوى وهكذا أعلن اتاتورك.

ولوثر : كان عهده الإصلاح الديني وهكذا كان عصر أتاتورك عصر الحرية والمساواة!!

وعامر علي: ترجم القرآن الكريم إلى اللغه الانجليزية واتاتورك ترجمه إلى التركية.

وهتلر: وحد الأحزاب في حزب النازي وادمجه في الحكومة وهكذا فعل اتاتورك مع الفارق بين المعتدي والمدافع.

وموسوليني: سبق هتلر حيث لم يبق في ايطاليا غير الحزب الفاشيست الحاكم وهكذا كان حزب أتاتورك.

وايضاً من الشخصيات الماسونية الرئيس الحبيب بورقيبة والرئيس احمد سوكانو الأمير بشير الشهابي الكبير وغيرهم الكثير من الرؤساء والعظماء الذين انخدعوا بشعارات الماسونية وانساقوا وراءها ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله.

Origin Of Free Masons

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[NOTE: This essay appeared in New York, 1818, with an anonymous preface of which I quote the opening paragraph: "This tract is a chapter belonging to the Third Part of the "Age of Reason," as will be seen by the references made in it to preceding articles, as forming part of the same work. It was culled from the writings of Mr. Paine after his death, and published in a mutilated state by Mrs. Bonneville, his executrix. Passages having a reference to the Christian religion she erased, with a view no doubt of accommodating the work to the prejudices of bigotry. These, however, have been restored from the original manuscript, except a few lines which were rendered illegible." Madame Bonneville published this fragment in New York, 1810 (with the omissions I point out) as a pamphlet. -- Dr. Robinet (Danton- Emigre, p. 7) says erroneously that Paine was a Freemason; but an eminent member of that Fraternity in London, Mr. George Briggs, after reading this essay, which I submitted to him, tells me that "his general outline, remarks, and comments, are fairly true." Paine's intimacy in Paris with Nicolas de Bonneville and Charles Frangois Dupuis, whose writings are replete with masonic speculations, sufficiently explain his interest in the subject. -- Editor.]
IT is always understood that Free-Masons have a secret which they carefully conceal; but from every thing that can be collected from their own accounts of Masonry, their real secret is no other than their origin, which but few of them understand; and those who do, envelope it in mystery

The Society of Masons are distinguished into three classes or degrees. 1st. The Entered Apprentice. 2d. The Fellow Craft. 3d. The Master Mason.
The Entered Apprentice knows but little more of Masonry than the use of signs and tokens, and certain steps and words by which Masons can recognize each other without being discovered by a person who is not a Mason. The Fellow Craft is not much better instructed in Masonry, than the Entered Apprentice. It is only in the Master Mason's Lodge, that whatever knowledge remains of the origin of Masonry is preserved and concealed.
In 1730, Samuel Pritchard, member of a constituted lodge in England, published a treatise entitled Masonry Dissected; and made oath before the Lord Mayor of London that it was a true copy. "Samuel Pritchard maketh oath that the copy hereunto annexed is a true and genuine copy in every particular." In his work he has given the catechism or examination, in question and answer, of the Apprentices, the Fellow Craft, and the Master Mason. There was no difficulty in doing this, as it is mere form.
In his introduction he says, "the original institution of Masonry consisted in the foundation of the liberal arts and sciences, but more especially in Geometry, for at the building of the tower of Babel, the art and mystery of Masonry was first introduced, and from thence handed down by Euclid, a worthy and excellent mathematician of the Egyptians; and he communicated it to Hiram, the Master Mason concerned in building Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem."
Besides the absurdity of deriving Masonry from the building of Babel, where, according to the story, the confusion of languages prevented the builders understanding each other, and consequently of communicating any knowledge they had, there is a glaring contradiction in point of chronology in the account he gives.
Solomon's Temple was built and dedicated 1004 years before the christian era; and Euclid, as may be seen in the tables of chronology, lived 277 before the same era. It was therefore impossible that Euclid could communicate any thing to Hiram, since Euclid did not live till 700 years after the time of Hiram.
In 1783, Captain George Smith, inspector of the Royal Artillery Academy at Woolwich, in England, and Provincial Grand Master of Masonry for the county of Kent, published a treatise entitled, The Use and Abuse of Free-Masonry.
In his chapter of the antiquity of Masonry, he makes it to be coeval with creation, "when," says he, "the sovereign architect raised on Masonic principles the beauteous globe, and commanded the master science, Geometry, to lay the planetary world, and to regulate by its laws the whole stupendous system in just unerring proportion, rolling round the central sun."
"But," continues he, "I am not at liberty publicly to undraw the curtain, and openly to descant on this head; it is sacred, and ever will remain so; those who are honored with the trust will not reveal it, and those who are ignorant of it cannot betray it." By this last part of the phrase, Smith means the two inferior classes, the Fellow Craft and the Entered Apprentice, for he says in the next page of his work, "It is not every one that is barely initiated into Free-Masonry that is entrusted with all the mysteries thereto belonging; they are not attainable as things of course, nor by every capacity."
The learned, but unfortunate Doctor Dodd, Grand Chaplain of Masonry, in his oration at the dedication of Free-Mason's Hall, London, traces Masonry through a variety of stages. Masons, says he, are well informed from their own private and interior records that the building of Solomon's Temple is an important era, from whence they derive many mysteries of their art. "Now (says he,) be it remembered that this great event took place above 1000 years before the Christian era, and consequently more than a century before Homer, the first of the Grecian Poets, wrote; and above five centuries before Pythagoras brought from the east his sublime system of truly masonic instruction to illuminate. our western world. But, remote as this period is, we date not from thence the commencement of our art. For though it might owe to the wise and glorious King of Israel some of its many mystic forms and hieroglyphic ceremonies, yet certainly the art itself is coeval with man, the great subject of it. "We trace," continues he, "its footsteps in the most distant, the most remote ages and nations of the world. We find it among the first and most celebrated civilizers of the East. We deduce it regularly from the first astronomers on the plains of Chaldea, to the wise and mystic kings and priests of Egypt, the sages of Greece, and the philosophers of Rome."
From these reports and declarations of Masons of the highest order in the institution, we see that Masonry, without publicly declaring so, lays claim to some divine communication from the creator, in a manner different from, and unconnected with, the book which the christians call the bible; and the natural result from this is, that Masonry is derived from some very ancient religion, wholly independent of and unconnected with that book.
To come then at once to the point, Masonry (as I shall show from the customs, ceremonies, hieroglyphics, and chronology of Masonry) is derived and is the remains of the religion of the ancient Druids; who, like the Magi of Persia and the Priests of Heliopolis in Egypt, were Priests of the Sun. They paid worship to this great luminary, as the great visible agent of a great invisible first cause whom they styled " Time without limits." [NOTE: Zarvan-Akarana. This personification of Boundless Time, though a part of Parsee Theology, seems to be a later monotheistic dogma, based on perversions of the Zendavesta. See Haug's "Religion of the Parsees." -- Editor.]
The christian religion and Masonry have one and the same common origin: both are derived from the worship of the Sun. The difference between their origin is, that the christian religion is a parody on the worship of the Sun, in which they put a man whom they call Christ, in the place of the Sun, and pay him the same adoration which was originally paid to the Sun, as I have shown in the chapter on the origin of the Christian religion. [NOTE: Referring to an unpublished portion of the work of which this chapter forms a part. -- American Editor, 1819 [This paragraph is omitted from the pamphlet copyrighted by Madame Bonneville in 1810, as also is the last sentence of the next paragraph. -- Editor.]
In Masonry many of the ceremonies of the Druids are preserved in their original state, at least without any parody. With them the Sun is still the Sun; and his image, in the form of the sun is the great emblematical ornament of Masonic Lodges and Masonic dresses. It is the central figure on their aprons, and they wear it also pendant on the breast in their lodges, and in their processions. It has the figure of a man, as at the head of the sun, as Christ is always represented.
At what period of antiquity, or in what nation, this religion was first established, is lost in the labyrinth of unrecorded time. It is generally ascribed to the ancient Egyptians, the Babylonians and Chaldeans, and reduced afterwards to a system regulated by the apparent progress of the sun through the twelve signs of Zodiac by Zoroaster the law giver of Persia, from whence Pythagoras brought it into Greece. It is to these matters Dr. Dodd refers in the passage already quoted from his oration.
The worship of the Sun as the great visible agent of a great invisible first cause, "Time without limits," spread itself over a considerable part of Asia and Africa, from thence to Greece and Rome, through all ancient Gaul, and into Britain and Ireland.
Smith, in his chapter on the antiquity of Masonry in Britain, says, that "notwithstanding the obscurity which envelopes Masonic history in that country, various circumstances contribute to prove that Free-Masonry was introduced into Britain about 1030 Years before Christ." It cannot be Masonry in its present state that Smith here alludes to. The Druids flourished in Britain at the period he speaks of, and it is from them that Masonry is descended. Smith has put the child in the place of the parent.
It sometimes happens, as well in writing as in conversation, that a person lets slip an expression that serves to unravel what he intends to conceal, and this is the case with Smith, for in the same chapter he says, "The Druids, when they committed any thing to writing, used the Greek alphabet, and I am bold to assert that the most perfect remains of the Druids' rites and ceremonies are preserved in the customs and ceremonies of the Masons that are to be found existing among mankind." "My brethren" says he, "may be able to trace them with greater exactness than I am at liberty to explain to the public."
This is a confession from a Master Mason, without intending it to be so understood by the public, that Masonry is the remains of the religion of the Druids; the reasons for the Masons keeping this a secret I shall explain in the course of this work.
As the study and contemplation of the Creator [is] in the works of the creation, the Sun, as the great visible agent of that Being, was the visible object of the adoration of Druids; all their religious rites and ceremonies had reference to the apparent progress of the Sun through the twelve signs of the Zodiac, and his influence upon the earth. The Masons adopt the same practices. The roof of their Temples or Lodges is ornamented with a Sun, and the floor is a representation of the variegated face of the earth either by carpeting or Mosaic work.
Free Masons Hall, in Great Queen-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, is a magnificent building, and cost upwards of 12,000 pounds sterling. Smith, in speaking of this building, says (page 152,) "The roof of this magnificent Hall is in all probability the highest piece of finished architecture in Europe. In the center of this roof, a most resplendent Sun is represented in burnished gold, surrounded with the twelve signs of the Zodiac, with their respective characters;

Aries          Libra
                    Taurus         Scorpio
                    Gemini         Sagittarius
                    Cancer         Capricorns
                    Leo            Aquarius
                    Virgo          Pisces
After giving this description, he says, "The emblematical meaning of the Sun is well known to the enlightened and inquisitive Free-Mason; and as the real Sun is situated in the center of the universe, so the emblematical Sun is the center of real Masonry. We all know (continues he) that the Sun is the fountain of light, the source of the seasons, the cause of the vicissitudes of day and night, the parent of vegetation, the friend of man; hence the scientific Free-Mason only knows the reason why the Sun is placed in the center of this beautiful hall."

The Masons, in order to protect themselves from the persecution of the christian church, have always spoken in a mystical manner of the figure of the Sun in their Lodges, or, like the astronomer Lalande, who is a Mason, been silent upon the subject. It is their secret, especially in Catholic countries, because the figure of the Sun is the expressive criterion that denotes they are descended from the Druids, and that wise, elegant, philosophical religion, was the faith opposite to the faith of the gloomy Christian church. [NOTE: This sentence is omitted in Madame Bonneville's publication. -- Editor.]
The Lodges of the Masons, if built for the purpose, are constructed in a manner to correspond with the apparent motion of the Sun. They are situated East and West. [NOTE: The Freemason's Hall in London, which Paine has correctly described, is situated North and South, the exigencies of the space having been too strong for Masonic orthodoxy. Though nominally eastward the Master stands at the South. -- Editor.] The master's place is always in the East. In the examination of an Entered Apprentice, the Master, among many other questions, asks him,

    Q: How is the lodge situated? A: East and West. Q: Why so? A: Because all churches and chapels are, or ought to be so."
This answer, which is mere catechismal form, is not an answer to the question. It does no more than remove the question a point further, which is, why ought all churches and chapels to be so? But as the Entered Apprentice is not initiated into the druidical mysteries of Masonry, he is not asked any questions a direct answer to which would lead thereto.


    Q: Where stands your Master? A: In the East. Q: Why so? A: As the Sun rises in the East and opens the day, so the Master stands in the East, (with his right hand upon his left breast, being a sign, and the square about his neck,) to open the Lodge, and set his men at work. Q: Where stand your Wardens? A: In the West. Q: What is their business? A: As the Sun sets in the West to close the day, so the Wardens stand in the West, (with their right hands upon their left breasts, being a sign, and the level and plumb rule about their necks,) to close the Lodge, and dismiss the men from labor, paying them their wages."
Here the name of the Sun is mentioned, but it is proper to observe that in this place it has reference only to labor or to the time of labor, and not to any religious druidical rite or ceremony, as it would have with respect to the situation of Lodges East and West. I have already observed in the chapter on the origin of the christian religion, that the situation of churches East and West is taken from the worship of the Sun, which rises in the east, and has not the least reference to the person called Jesus Christ. The christians never bury their dead on the North side of a church; [NOTE: In many parts of Northern Europe the North was supposed to be the region of demons. Executed criminals were buried on the north side of churches. -- Editor.] and a Mason's Lodge always has, or is supposed to have, three windows which are called fixed lights, to distinguish them from the moveable lights of the Sun and the Moon. The Master asks the Entered Apprentice,


    Q: How are they (the fixed lights) situated? A: East, West, and South. Q: What are their uses? A: To light the men to and from their work. Q: Why are there no lights in the North? A: Because the Sun darts no rays from thence."
This, among numerous other instances, shows that the christian religion and Masonry have one and the same common origin, the ancient worship of the Sun.

The high festival of the Masons is on the day they call St. John's day; but every enlightened Mason must know that holding their festival on this day has no reference to the person called St. John, and that it is only to disguise the true cause of holding it on this day, that they call the day by that name. As there were Masons, or at least Druids, many centuries before the time of St. John, if such person ever existed, the holding their festival on this day must refer to some cause totally unconnected with John.
The case is, that the day called St. John's day, is the 24th of June, and is what is called Midsummer-day. The sun is then arrived at the summer solstice; and, with respect to his meridional altitude, or height at high noon, appears for some days to be of the same height. The astronomical longest day, like the shortest day, is not every year, on account of leap year, on the same numerical day, and therefore the 24th of June is always taken for Midsummer-day; and it is in honor of the sun, which has then arrived at his greatest height in our hemisphere, and not any thing with respect to St. John, that this annual festival of the Masons, taken from the Druids, is celebrated on Midsummer-day.
Customs will often outlive the remembrance of their origin, and this is the case with respect to a custom still practiced in Ireland, where the Druids flourished at the time they flourished in Britain. On the eve of Saint John's day, that is, on the eve of Midsummer-day, the Irish light fires on the tops of the hills. This can have no reference to St. John; but it has emblematical reference to the sun, which on that day is at his highest summer elevation, and might in common language be said to have arrived at the top of the hill.
As to what Masons, and books of Masonry, tell us of Solomon's Temple at Jerusalem, it is no wise improbable that some Masonic ceremonies may have been derived from the building of that temple, for the worship of the Sun was in practice many centuries before the Temple existed, or before the Israelites came out of Egypt. And we learn from the history of the Jewish Kings, 2 Kings xxii. xxiii. that the worship of the Sun was performed by the Jews in that Temple. It is, however, much to be doubted if it was done with the same scientific purity and religious morality with which it was performed by the Druids, who, by all accounts that historically remain of them, were a wise, learned, and moral class of men. The Jews, on the contrary, were ignorant of astronomy, and of science in general, and if a religion founded upon astronomy fell into their hands, it is almost certain it would be corrupted. We do not read in the history of the Jews, whether in the Bible or elsewhere, that they were the inventors or the improvers of any one art or science. Even in the building of this temple, the Jews did not know how to square and frame the timber for beginning and carrying on the work, and Solomon was obliged to send to Hiram, King of Tyre (Zidon) to procure workmen; "for thou knowest, (says Solomon to Hiram, i Kings v. 6.) that there is not among us any that can skill to hew timber like unto the Zidonians." This temple was more properly Hiram's Temple than Solomon's, and if the Masons derive any thing from the building of it, they owe it to the Zidonians and not to the Jews. -- But to return to the worship of the Sun in this Temple.
It is said, 2 Kings xxiii. 5, "And [king Josiah] put down all the idolatrous priests ... that burned incense unto ... the sun, the moon, the planets, and all the host of heaven." And it is said at the 11th verse: "And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the Sun, at the entering in of the house of the Lord, ... and burned the chariots of the Sun with fire"; verse 13, "And the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the mount of corruption, which Solomon the king of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth, the abomination of the Zidonians" (the very people that built the temple) "did the king defile."
Besides these things, the description that Josephus gives of the decorations of this Temple, resembles on a large scale those of a Mason's Lodge. He says that the distribution of the several parts of the Temple of the Jews represented all nature, particularly the parts most apparent of it, as the sun, the moon, the planets, the zodiac, the earth, the elements; and that the system of the world was retraced there by numerous ingenious emblems. These, in all probability, are, what Josiah, in his ignorance, calls the abominations of the Zidonians. [NOTE by PAINE: Smith, in speaking of a Lodge, says, when the Lodge is revealed to an entering Mason, it discovers to him a representation of the World; in which, from the wonders of nature, we are led to contemplate her great original, and worship him from his mighty works; and we are thereby also moved to exercise those moral and social virtues which become mankind as the servants of the great Architect of the world. -- Author.] Every thing, however, drawn from this Temple [NOTE by PAINE: It may not be improper here to observe, that the law called the law of Moses could not have been in existence at the time of building this Temple. Here is the likeness of things in heaven above and in earth beneath. And we read in I Kings vi., vii., that Solomon made cherubs and cherubims, that he carved all the walls of the house round about with cherubims, and palm-trees, and open flowers, and that he made a molten sea, placed on twelve oxen, and the ledges of it were ornamented with lions, oxen, and cherubims: all this is contrary to the law called the law of Moses. -- Author.] and applied to Masonry, still refers to the worship of the Sun, however corrupted or misunderstood by the Jews, and consequently to the religion of the Druids.
Another circumstance, which shows that Masonry is derived from some ancient system, prior to and unconnected with the christian religion, is the chronology, or method of counting time, used by the Masons in the records of their Lodges. They make no use of what is called the christian era; and they reckon their months numerically, as the ancient Egyptians did, and as the Quakers do now. I have by me, a record of a French Lodge, at the time the late Duke of Orleans, then Duke de Chartres, was Grand Master of Masonry in France. It begins as follows: "Le trentieme jour du sixieme mois de l'an de la V.L. cinq mille sept cent soixante treize;" that is, the thirteenth day of the sixth month of the year of the Venerable Lodge, five thousand seven hundred and seventy-three. By what I observe in English books of Masonry, the English Masons use the initials A.L. and not V.L. By A.L. they mean in the year of Light, as the Christians by A.D. mean in the year of our Lord. But A.L. like V.L. refers to the same chronological era, that is, to the supposed time of the creation. [NOTE: V.L. are the initials of Vraie Lumiere, true light; and A.L. of Anne Lucis, in the year of light. This and the three preceding sentences (of the text) are suppressed in Madame Bonneville's pamphlet, 1810. -- Editor.] In the chapter on the origin of the Christian religion, I have shown that the Cosmogony, that is, the account of the creation with which the book of Genesis opens, has been taken and mutilated from the Zend-Avesta of Zoroaster, and was fixed as a preface to the Bible after the Jews returned from captivity in Babylon, and that the Robbins of the Jews do not hold their account in Genesis to be a fact, but mere allegory. The six thousand years in the Zend-Avesta, is changed or interpolated into six days in the account of Genesis. The Masons appear to have chosen the same period, and perhaps to avoid the suspicion and persecution of the Church, have adopted the era of the world, as the era of Masonry. The V.L. of the French, and A.L. of the English Mason, answer to the A.M. Anno Mundi, or year of the world.
Though the Masons have taken many of their ceremonies and hieroglyphics from the ancient Egyptians, it is certain they have not taken their chronology from thence. If they had, the church would soon have sent them to the stake; as the chronology of the Egyptians, like that of the Chinese, goes many thousand years beyond the Bible chronology.
The religion of the Druids, as before said, was the same as the religion of the ancient Egyptians. The priests of Egypt were the professors and teachers of science, and were styled priests of Heliopolis, that is, of the City of the Sun. The Druids in Europe, who were the same order of men, have their name from the Teutonic or ancient German language; the German being anciently called Teutones. The word Druid signifies a wise man. [NOTE: German drud, wizard. Cf. Milton's line: "The star-led wizards haste with odours sweet." The word Druid has also been derived from Greek ####;, an oak; Celtic 'deru,' an oak and 'ndd,' lord; British 'deruidhon,' very wise men; Heb. 'derussim,' contemplators; etc. -- Editor.] In Persia they were called Magi, which signifies the same thing.
Egypt," says Smith, "from whence we derive many of our mysteries, has always borne a distinguished rank in history, and was once celebrated above all others for its antiquities, learning, opulence, and fertility. In their system, their principal hero- gods, Osiris and Isis, theologically represented the Supreme Being and universal Nature; and physically the two great celestial luminaries, the Sun and the Moon, by whose influence all nature was actuated." "The experienced brethren of the society, [says Smith in a note to this passage] are well informed what affinity these symbols bear to Masonry, and why they are used in all Masonic Lodges." In speaking of the apparel of the Masons in their Lodges, part of which, as we see in their public processions, is a white leather apron, he says, "the Druids were apparelled in white at the time of their sacrifices and solemn offices. The Egyptian priests of Osiris wore snow-white cotton. The Grecian and most other priests wore white garments. As Masons, we regard the principles of those 'who were the first worshipers of the true God,' imitate their apparel, and assume the badge of innocence."
"The Egyptians," continues Smith, "in the earliest ages constituted a great number of Lodges, but with assiduous care kept their secrets of Masonry from all strangers. These secrets have been imperfectly handed down to us by oral tradition only, and ought to be kept undiscovered to the laborers, craftsmen, and apprentices, till by good behavior and long study they become better acquainted in geometry and the liberal arts, and thereby qualified for Masters and Wardens, which is seldom or never the case with English Masons."
Under the head of Free-Masonry, written by the astronomer Lalande, in the French Encyclopedia, I expected from his great knowledge in astronomy, to have found much information on the origin of Masonry; for what connection can there be between any institution and the Sun and twelve signs of the Zodiac, if there be not something in that institution, or in its origin, that has reference to astronomy? Every thing used as an hieroglyphic has reference to the subject and purpose for which it is used; and we are not to suppose the Free-Masons, among whom are many very learned and scientific men, to be such idiots as to make use of astronomical signs without some astronomical purpose. But I was much disappointed in my expectation from Lalande. In speaking of the origin of Masonry, he says, "L'orgine de la maconnerie se Perd, comme tant d'autres, dans l'obscurite des termps;" That is, the origin of Masonry, like many others, loses itself in the obscurity of time. When I came to this expression, I supposed Lalande a Mason, and on enquiry found he was. This passing over saved him from the embarrassment which Masons are under respecting the disclosure of their origin, and which they are sworn to conceal. There is a society of Masons in Dublin who take the name of Druids; these Masons must be supposed to have a reason for taking that name.
I come now to speak of the cause of secrecy used by the Masons.
The natural source of secrecy is fear. When any new religion over-runs a former religion, the professors of the new become the persecutors of the old. We see this in all instances that history brings before us. When Hilkiah the priest and Shaphan the scribe, in the reign of King Josiah, found, or pretended to find, the law, called the law of Moses, a thousand years after the time of Moses, (and it does not appear from 2 Kings, xxii., xxiii., that such a law was ever practiced or known before the time of Josiah), he established that law as a national religion, and put all the priests of the Sun to death. When the christian religion over-ran the Jewish religion, the Jews were the continual subject of persecution in all christian countries. When the Protestant religion in England over-ran the Roman Catholic religion, it was made death for a Catholic priest to be found in England. As this has been the case in all the instances we have any knowledge of, we are obliged to admit it with respect to the case in question, and that when the christian religion over-ran the religion of the Druids in Italy, ancient Gaul, Britain, and Ireland, the Druids became the subject of persecution. This would naturally and necessarily oblige such of them as remained attached to their original religion to meet in secret, and under the strongest injunctions of secrecy. Their safety depended upon it. A false brother might expose the lives of many of them to destruction; and from the remains of the religion of the Druids, thus preserved, arose the institution which, to avoid the name of Druid, took that of Mason, and practiced under this new name the rites and ceremonies of Druids.

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¨ A Separate Reality-Anthropology, Ritual and Today’s Mason by Roel van Leeuwen
¨ The Degrees of the Practical Masons by Neil Wynes Morse
¨ An Exile from Canada to Van Diemen’s Land by Wallace McLeod
¨ The Mason Mark by Ken Brindal
¨ The Masonic Approach to Self-Development by Phillip Hellier
¨ Lord Carnarvon in Australia by James Daniel
¨ Mysticism, Masculinity and Masonry by David Slater
¨ The Hung Society and Freemasonry the Chinese Way by Graham Stead
¨ Science, Freemasonry and the Third Millennium by Robert Collins Barnes
¨ greenMASONRY: Nature and Freemasonry by Geoffrey Ludowyk

LECTURES FOR LODGE AND CHAPTER
By VW.Bro. Gary Kerkin
Past Grand Lecturer, Grand Lodge of New Zealand
Grand Lecturer (2009), Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of New Zealand, Northern Division.
THE EXCELLENCIES OF FREEMASONRY AND FREEMASONS
FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY
THE OBLIGATIONS OF A FREEMASON
WORDS IN FREEMASONRY
THE FIRST DEGREE TRACING BOARD
THE SECOND DEGREE CEREMONY
THE SECOND DEGREE TRACING BOARD
THE ALTERNATIVE THIRD DEGREE
THE MARK DEGREE
WHITHER THE ROYAL ARCH
¨ THE INITIATION IN THE ANCIENT AND ACCEPTED SCOTTISH RITE
by RW Bro. Leon Zeldis 33, Past Sovereign Grand Commander, Supreme Council of the AASR of the State of Israel.

The Initiation in the craft degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite (AASR) is completely different from the ceremonies currently performed by most lodges in the English-speaking world. It draws its symbolism from various esoteric sources, from Alchemy and Cabbala, from Gnosis and Rose-Croix. Alchemic elements suffuse the entire craft degrees of the Rite, the hidden message being that these degrees transform the profane candidate into a new man, a person who has purified his mind and his spirit, just as the alchemist attempted to purify vile matter to make the philosopher's stone.

¨ PILLARS OF BEAUTY: FREEMASONRY AS AN AESTHETIC TRADITION
by W. Bro. Adam G. Kendall PM, Henry Wilson Coil Library & Museum of Freemasonry, Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of California.
Freemasonry's ingenious and layers-deep system of rectitude and self-knowledge teaches, at its core, that an individual can build and lead their lives as if it were metaphorically a beautiful, strong edifice.

¨ THE HISTORY AND THE PERSECUTIONS OF SPANISH FREEMASONRY
by VW Bro. Martin I. McGregor, Grand Lecturer, Freemasons New Zealand.
The paper details the history of Spanish Freemasonry from its foundation to the present day and presents considerable details of the persecutions suffered by the Spanish brethren virtually throughout their history.

¨ THE BLAZING STAR: AN INITIATIC JOURNEY FROM FELLOWCRAFT TO MASTER MASON
by Bro. C:. D:., Loge La Rose de Corail n°499, Grande Loge Nationale Française.
The Blazing Star is a guide for the Fellowcraft along the long path towards the Light.

¨ 18th CENTURY MASONIC EPHEMERA
by R.W.Bro Y.Beresiner PGStB, PM Quatuor Coronati Lodge #2076 UGLE
Paper Delivered to the AMMLA (European Masonic Museums & Libraries) Conference, Bayreuth Germany, July 2009.

¨ COLLECTION OF MASONIC ART CALENDARS
Slide Show of the best Masonic Calendars.
Collection of beautiful and inspirational Masonic Calendars with illustrations of Masonic jewels, artefacts, tracing boards and portraits of interest to all Freemasons.

¨ FOR NO ATHEIST MAY BE MADE A FREEMASON
by Bro. Joshua L. Rubin, 32°, Pythagoras Lodge of Research, G.L. of the District of Columbia, USA.
Atheism and Freemasonry. This paper illustrates exactly why Freemasonry does not allow atheists to join the Fraternity.

¨ "ARE YOU DRESSED FOR LODGE?" ENQUIRED ROSETTE
by W.Bro. David Barrett PM Ra'anana Lodge #70, PGrand Marshal of the G.L. of Israel.
The aim of this paper is to draw the attention to a Masonic item which hardly ever attracts any questions as to its origin, namely the rosette or multiples thereof, found on the Masonic apron and by whose design our place is distinguished on the Masonic ladder.

¨THE CRAFT IN ISLAMIC COUNTRIES: an Analytical Review
by WBro Kent Henderson, KCSJ, PJGD, UGL Victoria, Australia
Fellow, Australian and New Zealand Masonic Research Council
The purpose of this paper is to examine the causes of Islamic antipathy towards the Craft, locate them within an historical perspective, and discuss the surrounding issues.

¨ MEMENTO MORI - THE SYMBOL OF THE SKULL WITH CROSSED BONES
A Perspective on Death and Dying in the Chivalric Orders of the York Rite of Freemasonry

by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.
The symbol of the Skull and Crossbones, often called the Memento Mori, is a grim reminder of our own mortality. This paper explores the history of the Momento Mori as artwork, as Christian symbolism, and in the context of it's use in the Christian Chivalric Orders of the York Rite of Freemasonry.

¨ MASONIC POEMS illustrated by Tracing Boards
by W.Bro. Ferenc Sebök, Saint Charles de la Parfaite Harmonie Lodge, Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium.
¨ MASONIC CALENDAR 2009
Artwork by W.Bro. Ferenc Sebök, Saint Charles de la Parfaite Harmonie Lodge, Regular Grand Lodge of Belgium.
¨IN SEARCH OF THE MASONIC LOST WORD
by Bro. Darren Lorente, St. Mary Islington Lodge #5451, United Grand Lodge of England.
Is there really such a thing as a Masonic secret? If so, is this Masonic secret a lost word and what is the significance of this lost word in today's Masonic ritual?

¨KING SOLOMON AND THE BUILDING OF THE TEMPLE
by RW Bro Rainer k. Janotta 33°, Past District Deputy Grand Master
The American Canadian Grand Lodge within the United Grand Lodges of Germany.
The Building of King Solomon's Temple makes a central religious statement: "There is but one God". This statement binds King Solomon and his Building of the Temple with the operative and speculative Freemasons.

¨THREE USES OF MEMORY IN FREEMASONRY
by W Bro. J. Scott Kenney, University Lodge #34, G.L. of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
Why is memory so important to Freemasons? An interpretive aspect of the art of memory in Freemasonry.

¨ THE EXCELLENCIES OF FREEMASONRY AND FREEMASONS
by VW Bro.Gary Kerkin, Past Grand Lecturer, Grand Lodge of New Zealand.
The attributes which should be manifest in every Freemason are examined in terms of the lines of Kipling's poem "If". Taken separately each of the ideals expressed in the poem may be considered a criterion of the qualities expected of an aspiring Freemason and in practical terms could serve as a guide to the suitability of a candidate.

¨ THE SEPHIROTH AND THE FOUR WORLDS IN THE THREE DIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.
The concept of the Sephiroth and the Four Worlds is a difficult to understand, but essential, part of Freemasonry. This paper examines features of a Three-Dimensional model of the Sephiroth proposed by Robert Wang, secretary and protege of Israel Regardie of Golden Dawn fame. Wang's three 3-d model portrayes the four worlds with the geometry of the Sephiroth represented as a double cube with a center column as the Pillar of Beauty.

¨ ORNAMENTS, FURNITURE AND JEWELS
by W.Bro. Julian Rees
The 'Craft in Spirit' Column - Spring 2009. In many rituals we find surprising gaps, lacunae, places where we feel there ought to be something, but there is not

¨ THE AUGUST ORDER OF LIGHT
by R.W.Bro Y.Beresiner PGStB, PM Quatuor Coronati Lodge #2076 UGLE
Origins and History of a little known and respected Order.

¨ MASONIC RESEARCH IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
by W.Bro. Tony Pope , editor of the Australian & New Zealand Masonic Research Council’s publications.
An illustrated account of the formation and activities of the Australian & New Zealand Masonic Research Council (ANZMRC).

¨ FREEMASONRY: BELIEF IN A SUPREME BEING
by Bro. Darren Lorente, St. Mary Islington Lodge #5451, United Grand Lodge of England.
One of the pre-requisites that must be satisfied by a candidate in order to become initiated into freemasonry is to declare belief in a Supreme Being, but the Supreme Being could be interpreted not only as a generic term for God but simply as the hidden answer to the mystery of existence.

¨ A MODERN EXAMINATION OF THE LANDMARKS OF FREEMASONRY
by Bro. Terence Satchell, Mt. Rushmore Lodge #220, Grand Lodge of South Dakota.
This paper reexamines the Landmarks specified by Mackey and Pound. It establishes the criteria which these two authors established to define the individual Landmarks of the fraternity and determines whether these criteria were followed. It also uses more recent documents in Masonic history to see if the fraternity continues to regard these customs as Landmarks and examines the repercussions of not recognizing certain customs as the Landmarks of the order. Finally, the paper creates a set of Landmarks based on this reexamination which could alleviate much debate.

¨ TOLERANCE
by Wor. Bro. Clive Herron, Marine Lodge 627 IC, Durban, South Africa.
A look at the importance of practicing tolerance in the Lodge.

¨ TWO ESOTERIC MASONIC CONCEPTS WHICH ARE LINKED BY THE TETRAGRAMMATON
by Bro. William Steve Burkle KT, 32°, Scioto Lodge No. 6, Chillicothe, G.L. of F.&A.M. of Ohio.
The Tetractys and the Sephiroth represent similar concepts; however the link between these two concepts would not be readily apparent were it not for their common use of the Tetragrammaton. The Tetagrammaton serves as a bridge between these concepts which span time, culture (Greek and Hebrew), and multiple Masonic rites and rituals. This paper discusses the Tetragrammaton, the Tetractys, and the Sephiroth and shows how the three are related.

¨ A COMPARISON OF THE BIBLICAL AND MASONIC ACCOUNTS OF THE BUILDING OF KING SOLOMON'S TEMPLE
by Bro. Terence Satchell, Mt. Rushmore Lodge #220, Grand Lodge of South Dakota.
A comparison between the account of the building of King Solomon's Temple in Masonic Ritual and the accounts given in the Old Testament of the Bible. It concludes that while many similarities between the Biblical and Masonic account of this event exist, there are also some discrepancies.

¨ FREEMASONRY AND THE WESTERN MYSTERY TRADITION
by Bro. Darren Lorente, St. Mary Islington Lodge #5451, United Grand Lodge of England.
A brief outline of the different theories of origin of the Craft, from the more historical to the more fanciful

¨ FREEMASONRY AND THE ZODIAC CROSS
by Bro. Ronald J. Watkins, Wayfarers Lodge #50, Grand Lodge of Arizona.
A Speculation into the Divinity of the Right Angle and Compasses.

FREEMASONRY AND SECRET SOCIETIES:

Are these organizations benevolent fraternities 
or silent organizers of tremendous power? P. 1
By DeVita Brown
Edited by: Dr. Lee Warren
2000 PLIM Retreat, (c) 2000 PLIM REPORT, Vol. 8 #5
Theme: Inner Journey, Part 6
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 What is Freemasonry?  What is a Secret Society?
Most Americans have no idea or knowledge of what Freemasonry is or its purpose. They are ignorant of the important historical role Freemasonry has played in the founding this country and influencing the start and outcome of the French Revolution in 1789. Most Americans see the Masons as some harmless fraternal organization that does benevolent acts and provides charity for the needy. However, here are a few historical facts that prove the influence of the Masons in establishing America.
       Masons of the St. John’s Tea Party Lodge and the St. Andrew Lodge dressed up like Indians, carried out the Boston Tea Party, which occurred before the American Revolution, December 16, 1773.
       Of the 56 signers of the “Declaration of Independence,” between 55 to 53 were Freemasons according to the A. Ralph Epperson’s book The Unseen Hand and Jim Marr’s book Rule by Secrecy.
       Of the 55 members of the Constitutional Convention, all but 5 were Masons and the majority of the members of the Continental Congress were also Masons (New World Order by William Still, p. 61).
       “All the staff officers Washington trusted were Masons and all the leading generals of the Army were Masons,” according to the book The Unseen Hand (p. 130). According to book New World Order by William Still, twenty-four of George Washington’s major generals were masons and thirty of thirty-three brigadier generals were Masons (p. 61).
       Masons designed The Great Seal of the United States with its esoteric symbols. According to The Unseen Hand (p. 127), these Masons were Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams who also appointed the Continental Congress in July 4, 1776. Professor Charles Eliot Norton of Harvard University said that the Great Seal of the USA was a reflection of the Masonic Fraternity. William Still quoted him. “The device adopted by Congress is practically incapable of effective treatment; it can hardly look otherwise than as a dull emblem of a Masonic Fraternity (p.  66).”
       Mason Benjamin Franklin obtained finances and guns for the American Revolution from leading French Masons and the French government.
       According to the book New World Order: The Ancient Plan of Secret Societies by William T. Still (p. 21), seventeen U.S. Presidents were Masons: Washington, Monroe, Jackson, Polk, Buchanan, Andrew Johnson, Garfield, McKinley, Teddy Roosevelt, Taft, Harding, F. D. Roosevelt, Truman, Lyndon Johnson, Ford, and Reagan. Three other presidents: Jefferson, Pierce, Taylor, are strongly believed to be Masons. According to William T. Still, this information was obtained in the 1951 edition of Holy Bible, Masonic Edition.
       Masons have always had great influence on the U.S. Supreme Court, according to Paul Fisher’s book Behind the Lodge Door. He states:  “The record shows that from the inception of the Supreme Court in 1789 through 1940, there never were more than three Masonic justices during term, except on two occasions.”  Beginning with Mason President F. D. Roosevelt’s terms, through the first three years of President Richard Nixon’s term, Masons dominated the Court in a ratio of five to four beginning in 1941 to seven to two in 1946 (p. 14).    
These are just a few facts that prove the power and influence of Freemasonry in this country. What is astounding is that very few of these facts are in the history books taught to Americans during their educational process. This further shows that the powers that be do not want these facts to be known.
If one doubts the importance of Freemasonry in the history of the world, a comment in an article in the November, 1946 issue of The New Age Magazine, published by the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, proves this fact. Andre Tardieu, former French Premier, states: “Freemasonry does not explain everything; yet, if we leave out its account, the history of our times is unintelligible.” This is why the Disneyland view of history that the masses are taught does not makes sense. Sanitized history dumbs the masses down and gives them a skewed view of history and the world. Nothing makes sense and they are unable to put the dots or events together. Ralph Epperson in his book The New World Order quotes Many P. Hall saying that Freemasonry is “the most powerful organization in the land.”
The papacy of the Roman Catholic Church has condemned Freemasonry and in 1738 Pope Clement XII said Freemasons were their mortal enemy. Pope Leo XXII stated the purpose of the Freemasons was the“overthrow of the religions, political and social order based on Christian institutions and the establishment of a state of things based on pure naturalism.”  
The question that should be asked is: since so many American presidents were and are Freemasons, why is their so little known about Masons? For those who have done the research, they know that the Freemasons are the largest and oldest secret organization in the modern world.
Webster’s New World Dictionary defines “Freemason” as “n. a member of an international secret society having as its principles brotherliness, charity, and mutual aid; Also Free and Accepted Mason”
The dictionary also defined Freemasonry as follows. “Freemasonry is a science of symbols, in which by their proper study....”
This article will deal briefly with the origin and structure of Freemasonry, their beliefs, and evidence of their conspiracy.
History of Freemasonry - Ancient roots of Masonry
Freemasons go back to the Mystery Religions of Egypt and Babylon, which were also very secreted societies. They consisted of a priesthood craft that kept the highest esoteric learning of that time confined to their inner circle and basically used their knowledge to manipulate and control the rest of the populace.
This is a theme that is traceable throughout all secret societies. Recall Moses was sent by the Angel of Yahweh into Egypt to show the tremendous power and “signs and wonders of the Holy Spirit.” Moses was about to confront the “great power” of the Egyptian priesthood who were actually magicians and masterful sorcerers (Jannes and Jambres), and who had extensive esoteric knowledge.
These priests used this knowledge to deceive the people and even to manipulate the rulers of Egypt. For example, it has been recently revealed that the ancient Egyptians employed electric eels to produce ‘electric shock’ for purposes of mind control.
“The Egyptians, in the time of Moses, were proficient in all the arts and sciences,* ... Their language was mystical, and their priests secured the mysteries of their religion from the knowledge of the vulgar or uninitiated by symbols and hieroglyphics, comprehensible alone to those of  their order. The fraternity of ancient Egypt was denominated by the Hiero-Laotomi, or  Sacred Builders. They were a selected caste, and connected with the government and priesthood, being in fact Masons of the priestly order; whilst the ordinary  Masons or articifers were of an inferior caste... Moses was initiated into the secrets and mysteries of the priestly order when in Egypt...(A Dictionary of Freemasonry , pg. 8)”
Manly P. Hall, a Freemason and Master Illuminati says the following about ancient Mystery religions and their ties to Freemasonry: “Every pagan nation had [and has) not only its state religion, but another into which the philosophic elect alone have gained entrance. Many  of  these ancient cults vanished from the earth without revealing their secrets, but a few have survived the test of ages and their mysteries’ symbols are still preserved. Much of the ritualism of Freemasonry is based on the trials to which candidates were subjected by the ancient hierophants before the keys of wisdom were entrusted to them.
Few realize the extent to which the ancient secret schools influenced contemporary intellects and, through those minds, posterity (The Secret Teachings of All Ages - Manly P. Hall, pg. XXI)” 
Craft of Masonry
As with many of the ancient secret organizations, it is hard to discern facts from myth. For example, some Masons believe themselves to be descended from Hiram Abiff (a highly  skilled  expert master builder on Solomon’s temple), or descendants of a group of  builders that worked on Solomon’s temple. Masons also place a great deal of importance on the symbolic meanings of different aspects of Solomon’s temple.
The truth of the matter is the Hiram Abib in the Bible has no connection with Masonry, although Masonry uses him symbolically. Manly P. Hall, the greatest mason of the 20th century, stated the purpose the Hiram Abiff. Quoting from his book The Secret Teaching of All Ages Manly P. Hall states: “As the legend of Chiram Abiff is based upon the ancient Egyptian Mystery ritual of the murder and resurrection of Osiris …(p. XCV)”
The book The Secret Teaching of All Ages states the following about Hiram Abiff: “To the mystic Christian Mason, CHiram represents the Christ who in three days (degrees) raised the temple of His body from its earthly sepulcher. His three murderers were Caesar’s agent (the state), the Sanhedrin (the church), and the incited populace (the mob). Thus considered, CHiram becomes the higher nature of man and the murderers are ignorance, superstition, and fear. The indwelling Christ can give expression to Himself in this world : only through man’s thoughts, feelings, and actions.  Right thinking, right feeling, and right action these are three gates through which the Christ power passes into the material world, there to labor in the erection of the Temple of Universal Brotherhood.  Ignorance, superstition and fear are three ruffians through whose agencies the Spirit of Good is murder false kingdom, controlled by wrong thinking, wrong feeling, wrong action, established in its Stead. In the material universe evil appears ever victorious (p. LXXVIII).”
 Medieval Masons
Masons were actually Master builders of great Cathedrals. Temples secreted their craft and Masons inculcated hidden symbols into these buildings that gave clues to the true nature of the builders. They were not just bricklayers as you might think. It is generally believed in occult circles that these medieval Masons had inherited esoteric knowledge from their pagan antecedents and this knowledge was incorporated into the sacred architecture of the cathedrals.
The “operative” Masons of Europe, persons who were literally in the stone mason trade who formed guilds and lodges, provided not only a pattern of secrecy, but a new “magical order. The lodges of “speculative” Masons of professionals and aristocracy in England provided a legacy of subversion and corruption in the very exercise of their trade.
Do Freemasons fall into one of three groups?
Tony Brown in his book Empower the People identifies three groups in Freemasonry. “(1) the majority who are in the first three degrees, of which the ultimate one is the Master Mason (these are the philosophical innocents, more interested in a better job than curling up at night with a book by Albert Pike); (2) the financially well-off who are philosophically interested and ambitious enough professionally to buy and earn the degrees after Master Mason—men like Jim Show, a Thirty-third-Degree Mason [who defected to Christianity and coauthored The Deadly Deception, an expose of Freemasonry] who was never approached to become a Devil devotee or to do anything that he thought was immoral; and (3) the Illuminati Freemason Luciferian Occultists in the upper degrees and various occult orders, who are every on the lookout for those inclined to and opportunistic enough to sell their souls to the Devil (p. 99).”
            Structure of the Freemasonry
Freemasonry is structured into two groups “York Rite” and “The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry (AASRF).” York Rite Masonry has 13 steps and is more Biblical or Christian based than AASRF which is composed of 33 steps or degrees. AASRF is based on deism, the worship of man’s reason rather than revelations from the Holy Spirit.
Both groups have the first three degrees in common called the “Blue Degrees.” The candidate must take blood oaths not to reveal any Masonic secrets. After the candidate finishes these introductary degrees, he must decide which one of these paths he will take.
The “Blue Degrees” represent the outer part of Freemasonry meaning Masons in the first three degrees are not privy to any deep Mysteries. In fact, the candidates are lied to or deceived into believing false interpretations. The great Albert Pike, Grand Commander, confirmed this in his book Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. He states: “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 (p. 819).”
Note to the reader: Albert Pike was MP Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme for the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States from 1859-1891, whose headquarters was in Charleston, South Carolina.
Freemasonry, the Universal Religion
What must be understood is that Freemasonry believes it is the universal religion of the Ancient Mysteries. This is pointed out in the literature of the Masons. Quoting the book New World Order, it states: “Thus, Masonry is a great fellowship of men of all countries and ages who are capable of discovering in the religious teachings of all humanity, some of them crude indeed, the fundamental truth COMMON TO THEM ALL: that God is the Father of all mankind (p. 156). “
It must be understood that the ultimate goal of all levels of Masonry is to receive more Light.  Now the question is who or what is this Light? As any student of the Bible knows, there are two great Lights. The great archangel Lucifer was the great Light in heaven prior to his fall (Isa. 14:12-14) and the Messiah told His disciples that He was the Light, the Way and the Truth  (Jn. 14:6).
Two of the greatest Masonic writers, Albert Pike of the 19th century and Manly P. Hall of the 20th century, confirmed this point. The book New World Order quotes Albert Pike. “Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries (p. 160).” Pike goes to say Masonry is “the successor of the Mysteries.” Manly P. Hall states: “…in masonry, the ancient religious and philosophic principles still survive.” Readers of the book of Revelation understand that the Masons are one of the Mystery religions of Mystery Babylon the Great, the Abomination  of the Earth (Rev. 17:5). Albert Pike states in his book Morals and Dogma: In fact masonry, successor of Mysteries, still follows the ancient manner of teaching… Though Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries … (p. 11)” So, Freemasonry is a mystery religion.
God of the Freemasonry
Masonry believes that they have knowledge of the true and only god. Ralph Epperson’s book New World Order quotes a noted Mason, Henry Clausen, the Past Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite, in his book entitled Clausen’s Commentaries On Morals And Dogma. He states that there is only one god, and that one of the purposes of Masonry is to teach its initiates just who that one god is: “The true knowledge of the One Supreme Deity is given (p. 156).”
Now that an understanding of the structure of the Masons, the outer and inner circle, is understood, the specifics about the Masonry god can be explained. On first glance the Mason’s god appears to be the same God of the Bible or Yahweh Elohim, but on closer investigation this is not true. On closer scrutiny of the Freemasons writings one can see that they worship nothing more than the pagan mystery religions’ gods or deities.
The Masons called their god “The Great Architect of the Universe.” Albert Pike brings out this point in a lecture he gave to 28th Degree Masons in a work called MAGNUM OPUS: He writes: “We conclude this Lecture with that which has always been, and we believe always will be the Masonic idea of the Supreme Being: We call Him the Grand Architect of the Universe, considering that Universe as His most significant temple and perfect work of architecture (p. 42).” Although this god, “The Great Architect of the Universe,” is in reality Yahweh-Elohim, the Masonic writings show that they are referring to another God by the attributes they have given to him. We find out later after careful investigation, the other god they refer to is Lucifer. In short, as Albert Pike says there are two meanings.
In the Masonic writings on “The Great Architect of the Universe,” whom they worship in the Masonic hall, the Masons use many ancient symbols and pagan deities to refer to this god. They are the Sun, the snake, and the Egyptian God Osiris. Manly P. Hall, a 33 degree Masons, in his book The Secret Teaching of All Ages say that the ancient rites of the Sun God are alive in the Masons. He states: “Sun worship played an important part in nearly all the early pagan Mysteries. The Solar Deity ... was slain by wicked ruffians, who personified the evil principle of the universe. By means of certain rituals and ceremonies, symbolic of purification and regeneration, this wonderful God of Good was brought back to life and became the Savior of His people ... in Masonry, the ancient religious and philosophical principles still survive.”  Thus, we have one great mason saying that pagan rites and ceremonies are believed in masonry. This contradicts the scriptures, for Yahweh forbade Israel from worshipping any graven images or idols. In addition, Albert Pike in his writings said the ancient Egyptian Sun god and Osiris rival the god Adonai, which is Yahweh-Elohim, according to the book Masonry Conspiracy against Christianity.
Here are a few quotes from the Masonic writings that proves that their God is not of the Bible or Yahweh Elohim. Albert Pike points in his book Morals and Dogma:
       “… Horus, the Son of Osiris, himself symbolized also by the Sun, … (p. 15)”
       “The horned serpent was the hieroglyphic for a God, (p. 495)”
       The God or Elohim of the Bible is a rival of the pagan deities Osiris and Baal “…… AL, AL Schadi, Alohayim, and Adonai; as Chief or Commander of the Heavenly Armies; as the aggregate of the Forces Alohayim of [Nature]; as the Mighty, the Victorious, the Rival of Baal and Osiris (p. 697);”
       The Sun is the hieroglyphical sign of the Truth, because it is the source of light…. (p. 776)”
       Masonry is a march and struggle toward the Light (p. 32).
What is the Mystery of the light of Freemasonry?
Masonry does not initially tell its beginning candidates what or who is the Light, especially in the lower degrees. Many believe that this light is the Messiah, but the writings of some of the great Masons reveal this great mystery. A few quotes will illustrate that Lucifer is the Light of Masonry. This is big a mystery. Here are some of the quotes of Albert Pike which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Freemasonry’s great “Architect of the Universe” is Lucifer.
       “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 ... ? Doubt it not (p. 320)!”
       Manly P. Hall’s book entitled THE LOST KEYS OF FREEMASONRY. This quote by this 33rd Degree Mason is another source for this belief, because he wrote: “When the Mason learns the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his Craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onward and upward, he must prove his ability to properly apply energy. ‘
       “The True name of Satan… is that of Yahveh, reversed; for Satan is not a black god, but the negation of God The Devil is the personification of Atheism or Idolatry. Satan ... this is not a Person, but a force, created for good, but which may serve as evil (p. 102).”
       “To prevent the light from escaping at once, the Demons forbade Adam to eat the fruit of ‘knowledge of good and evil’ by which he would have known of the Empire of Light and that of Darkness. He obeyed; an Angel of Light induced him to transgress . . .  (p.  567).”
       A book entitled THE MYSTERIES OF MAGIC, A DIGEST OF THE WRITINGS OF ELIPHAS LEVI was one from which Albert Pike copied a lot of his writings. This is what he wrote about Lucifer in his book “XXXVIII: What is more absurd and more impious than to attribute the name of Lucifer to the devil, that is, to personified evil. The intellectual Lucifer is the spirit of intelligence and love; it is the paraclete it is the Holy Spirit, while the physical Lucifer is the great agent of universal magnetism.”
The above quotes clearly prove that Freemasons are worshippers of Lucifer. This is the hidden mystery that is revealed to those of the higher degrees of Freemasonry.
Other Beliefs of Masons
Important figures an/or events in Free Masonic History
The Disneyland version of history that most Americans were taught in school and college does not mention the role that Freemasonry has played in world events. This proves that American history is censored and that hidden force controls the educational system. In other words, the American populous is being deliberately dumbed down, which is a repeat of the conditions of Israel when the Messiah appeared. He told the leaders of Israel that they had taken away the “Keys of Knowledge (Lk. 11:52).”  Manly P. Hall in What the Ancient Wisdom Expects of Its Disciples points out that secret organizations were always the power behind the thrones. He writes: “...                the ancient initiates [whom the Masons link themselves to ... are the invisible powers behind the thrones of earth, and men are but marionettes, dancing while the invisible ones pull the strings. We see the dancer, but the master mind that does the work remains concealed by the cloak of silence.”
       Albert Pike said that Masonry “… aided in bring about the French Revolution (p. 24).” What is not brought out in our history books is that freemasonry was one the forces that established democracy by overthrewing the monarchies of Europe and the Rome Catholic Church. 
       Manly Hall said in his book The Lost keys of Freemasonry, “Masonry is an ordainer of kings. Its hand has shaped the destinies of worlds …,” He also boasts that Freemasonry is the most powerful organization in the land.
       There is no question of the importance of Freemasonry’s role in the founding of this country. Now George Washington, founding father and first president of the United States of America, was a 33rd degree Mason himself. Even in his day, he understood the threat of a subversive force in Freemasonry (Illuminati) and was warned about it.
Secrets and Power of the Masons Revealed
Captain Morgan of Batavia New York was the first person to reveal some of the inner secrets of Freemasonry, which resulted in the Masons murdering him. He revealed the initiation rites of the lower degrees or the Blue Degrees, which included rituals, passwords, and secret oaths. William T. Still wrote in his book New World Order:  The concern over the influence of secret societies in the United States grew steadily until an anti-Masonic explosion erupted in 1826, after the murder of one Captain William Morgan, of Batavia New York. Morgan was killed by Masons shortly after obtaining a copyright for an expose on Masonry.  Morgan’s crime was that he was the first to publish the complete rituals, including the oaths and secret passwords of the first three degrees of Masonry, known as the Blue Lodge (p. 98).”
Now Captain Morgan’s book touched off a firestorm. According to William T. Still in 1826 there were 50,000 Masons in America. After the publishing of this book 45,000 left the Masons and resulted in as many 2,000 lodges closing between 1830-1840. As the result of this scandal, a political party called the Anti-Mason party was formed. It got 130,000 votes in the 1832 presidential election and carryied the state of Vermont. William T. Still quoted William J. Whalen’s writing in 1958, who explained: “…Rhode Island and Vermont passed laws against blood oaths. Thousands of Masons burned their aprons. In a few years time, membership in the New York lodges dropped from  30,000 to 300 as a direct result of the Morgan incident( p.  108).”
Two states, New York and Massachusetts, began an investigation of the Masons. The findings of these states showed the power the Masons had over the press at this time and the influence of the Masons in the political arena. Bill Still lists their findings below:
       The New York State Senate in 1829 began an investigation of the Masons. Its findings revealed that Masonry was “composed of powerful and wealthy men whose members held office in almost “every place where any importance.” They also criticized the role of the press, thereof, saying the press had been “...silent as the grave. This proclaimed sentinel of freedom, has felt or has been smitten with the rod of its power.”
       Five years later, in 1834, a joint Committee of the Massachusetts legislature investigated the Craft. “It found that Freemasonry was a distinct independent government within our own government, and beyond the control of the laws of the land by means of its secrecy.”
It there is any doubt of the Masons’ influence in this country an incident with one the U.S. President should clarify the point. This incident is not in most history books. If it is, the most important facts are left out. The U.S. Congress tried to impeach President Andrew Johnson because he pardoned Albert Pike, who was a General in the Southern Army when they fought against the North in the Civil War.
After the Civil War, Pike was tried for treason, found guilty, and sent to jail. Many of the Mason brothers used their influence to get Pike pardoned for he was the Grand Master of the Southern District. Now President Andrew Johnson, being a Mason, pardoned Pike April 22, 1867, but did not inform the press for nine months. Because of the Anti-Mason fervor in this country, Congress impeached President Johnson in March 1867. During this impeachment hearing President Johnson, Albert Pike and General Granger had a meeting for three hours in the White House. The General was summoned by the house Judiciary Committee and asked about this meeting. William Still’s book stated that the General said the following. “They [President Johnson and Pike] talked a great deal about Masonry. More about that than anything else. And from what they talked about between them ... I understood from the conversation that the President was [Pike’s] subordinate in Masonry  (p. 123).”
Shortly thereafter, President Johnson was given the fourth through the 32nd degrees of the Scottish Rite Masonry in his bedroom in the White House.  Now this shows the power and the influence of Masonry and its shows that the President of the United States is subordinate to the Grand Master of Freemasonry.
Are Freemasons and Secret societies operating by a pattern?
Many of the symbols in Masonry come directly out of the Bible. For example the 33rd degree is the highest degree and it is compared to Yahshua’s 33 year life and ministry. The Messiah brought in a new order or Covenant out of the chaotic darkness under the old Covenant due to sin. The motto of the 33rd degree “Ordo Ab Chao,” means “order out of chaos.”
Freemasonry uses the number 13 and it appears many times on the U.S. Great Seal. This is compared to 12 tribes of  Israel and the 13th is the Levite tribe (Priesthood and keepers of the tabernacle). Also Yahshua was surrounded by 12 disciples and He was the 13th.
Freemasons swear to “blood oaths” just as Israel under the LAW swore to a “Blood oath” with Yahweh when they agreed to the terms of the covenant Moses presented to them from Yahweh when he came down from the mount. Scriptures says that the covenant was dedicated with blood. William T. Still tells us about some of the ‘blood oaths’ in the lower degrees of Freemasonry in his book New World Order, pg. 99-100, 103).
Now Masonry is a secret order, meaning they have secrets that their members are forbidden to divulge. Likewise, in comparison the Hebrew Priesthood, was a secret order. They kept the secrets of the ministry of the tabernacle; none but them knew how to officiate therein).
 What are the goals of the Freemasonry?
As was stated throughout this article and lecture, Masonry seem to be a harmless and benevolent organization to the public and the majority of its members, who are in the “Blue Degrees.”  It is especially clear to the officials of the Roman Catholic Church and others in the know that Masonry and the Church are locked into a spiritual and psychological battle for the souls on earth. This battle is ideological and that is irreconcilable.  William T. Still quotes a French Masonic author Le Couteulx de Canteleu, who wrote Les Sectes et Societies Secretes, in 1863. This book explains the aim of secret societies. “As a whole [it] was, is and will always be the struggle against the Church and the Christian religion, and the struggle of those who have not against those who have .... All secret societies have almost analogous initiations, from the Egyptian to the Illuminati, and most of them form a chain and give rise to others (p. 98).”
Quoting from William Still’s book, another French writer Vicomte Leon de Poncins, explained that the aim of Freemasonry is “to pervert the Christian nature of Western civilization into a Masonic “religion” he called “atheist rationalism.” According to de Poncins, the destruction of Christianity is “indispensable” to Masonry in order to establish this “new political and social city... in its place.’ ... the deeper meaning of the struggle is religious. It is a conflict between God and man lead by reason alone (p. 98)”
This ends Part Two of this lecture.
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