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Quark, Strangeness and Charm
Freemasons: The silent destroyers - deist religious cult based on the Knights Templar
Have a good look inside Bristol Freemason's Hall
" ...these people can poison every part of a person's life." Christian ex-masonic judge, 'Christopher', speaks out
"The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation. None is better than the three lower degrees of Free Masonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it. Next to this, the form of a learned or literary society is best suited to our purpose, and had Free Masonry not existed, this cover would have been employed; and it may be much more than a cover, it may be a powerful engine in our hands. By establishing reading societies, and subscription libraries, and taking these under our direction, and supplying them through our labours, we may turn the public mind which way we will." - Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Illuminati in John Robison's Proofs of a Conspiracy, 1793.
My page on the occultist secret society at Yale University - the Skull and Bones
Bristol's masonic Royal Arch synagogue of satan in pictures
When a freemason is being initiated into the third degree he is struck on the forhead in the dark, falling back either into a coffin or onto a coffin shape design. His fellow masons lift him up and when he opens his eyes he is confronted with a human skull and crossed bones. Under this death threat how can any freemason of third degree or higher be trusted, particularly in public office? He is hoodwinked literally and metaphorically, placing himself in a cult and under a curse.
Great Architect of the Universe?
Important note: Not all masons are evil! Many initiates disapprove of self-seeking criminality and persecution that goes on, particularly at the higher degrees. These higher degrees are controlled by a 'higher' order calling itselfilluminated masonry.
Grand Orient Freemasonry is wholly separate from 'Anglo-Saxon' Freemasonry, as exemplified by the grand lodges of England, Ireland, Scotland and the USA. Traditionally they have been at war. Anglo-Saxon Freemasonry believes in the 'Great Architect of the Universe' - GAOTU - and its rituals are ostensibly monotheistic - whereas Grand Orient Freemasonry is godless.
Articles about freemasonry: Masonic News - Mason's Corner - The Devil in Disguise?
FIRST FIRST TIME ON THE WEB - MASONIC RESEARCH MATERIAL - lists of UK freemasons from the Masonic Yearbook
 - Short searchable list from below doc's
 - United Grand Lodge of England - list of freemason offices, officers and organisation - Masonic Yearbook (6.7Mb) - reduced size/content searchable PDF and RTF
 - Original file as text only - much smaller Masonic Yearbook 2003/4
 - Another - less complete - published list of Grand Lodge masons
 - searchable .pdf of United Grand Lodge
Glossary of the occult
Inside Bristol's Park Street Masonic Lodge
Freemasonry destroying the Christian Church
Transcript of 1999 Freemason TV documentary: Word and RTF documents
A Christian ex-mason's plea for all masons
Having family trouble? How to lead freemasons away from the lodge
Freemasonry in the top echelons of the British Army
Occult Operators
Institutionalised sycophants?
This site reviewed on Masonic site about anti-Masons!?! Confused?!?!
Some specific alleged victims - interfering with the rule of law?
VOMIT - weekly news-sheet - Victims Of Masonic Ill Treatment
Freemasonry and the occult discussed - A Christian point-of-view from Thomas Harris
Some of the best up-to-date websites critical of freemasonry:
Why not download a site stripper such as Teleport and 'rip' the whole site?
Gerry Coulter's sites www.dorsetvictimsupport.org -www.policeinefficiency.com - www.dorsetpolice.net
Durham's masonic corruption repair man -www.cobblers2thecouncil.com
Freemason Watch - www.freemasonrywatch.org - Brilliant!
Catherine Millard - freemason exposee - www.christianheritagemins.org
Ian Johnston's "antidote to local authority websites" - www.rottenborough.org.uk
Gerry's tribunal case - www.disputes.org
Freemasonry and the Templars - www.dagobertsrevenge.com
Have a laugh! - www.masonicteddies.co.uk
Support Group http://www.false-allegations.org.uk/
Masonic Government - www.saintsalive.com/freemasonry
List of Dorset Masonic Magistrates - www.dorsetvictimsupport.org/mason_magistrates.htm
UK anti-Mason site - www.mason-rule.com
Bit crazy but.... - www.swordofjustice.tv
List of British Freemasons
http://imageevent.com/disposablesoldier/areyouadisposablecitizen
http://www.public-interest.co.uk/masons/
1. Help for the victims of freemasonry http://www.reachouttrust.org/
2. Since 1973, the SCP has been a frontline ministry confronting the occult and explaining why they are making an impact on our society.  http://www.scp-inc.org/
Book extracts:
'The Brotherhood' index
Ex-masons speaking out
From The Universal Book of Craft Masonry:
Information For Candidates
The Officers of the Lodge
Initiation rites
Further Reading:
Critical masonic booklist
'Inside The Brotherhood'
Some pro and anti masonic conversation
MASONIC RITUAL AND SYMBOLIC TERMS - from 'Masonic Ritual'
*** Masonic www links ***
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Glossary of the Occult - definitions
Templars
Knights Templar. A religious, military and banking order (Knights of the Temple of Solomon) founded by Crusaders in Jerusalem to defend the Holy Sepulchure and Christian pilgrims; a kind of Foreign Legion. Founded by Hugues de Payns with nine followers in 1118. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux drew up the Templars rule, 72 articles, in 1128. Invented the checking account. The world's first multinational. After Jerusalem was lost finally in 1244 the order's prestige and credibility fell. Abuses of landed and financial poer increased. King Philip the Fair of France ordered the arrest for of all French Templars in a suprise raid on Friday 13th October 1307. The French Treasury was located in the Temple in Paris, outside the King's control. Some captive Templars confessed they worshiped Baphomet and the devil in the form of a cat. French Templar leaders, Templar preceptor of Normandy Geoffroy de Charnay and Grand Master Jacques de Molay were burnt at the stake for
 in 1312. The Templars were disbanded in the 14th century and most of their estates were given to the Knights Hospitallers.
Illuminati
A masonic sect founded by Adam Wieshaupt (the 'first man of the higher wisdom') in Bavaria in 1778 claiming that the illuminating grace of Christ resided in it alone.
Rosicrucian Society
A society professing esoteric religious doctrines, venerating the emblems of the rose and the cross as symbols of Christ's resurrection and redemption, and claiming various occult powers. The order believed an association was needed in Europe that would guide rulers along the paths of wisdom and good [C17: from Latin Rosae Crucis, Rose of the Cross, translation of the German name Christian Rosenkreutz (b.1378 d.1484), supposed founder of the society]
Occult
Of or characteristic of magical, mystical, or supernatural arts, phenomena, or influences. [C16: from Latin occultus, past principle of occulere, from ob over, up + culãre, related to celare to conceal]
Freemasons
A widespread occult order, of Free and Accepted Masons, swearing oaths to secrecy and mutual aid. Claims to have been founded in London in 1717. Development of medieval Craft Masons, retaining secret signs and passwords by which itinerant workers in the guild recognised each other.
Order of the Garter
The highest order of British Knighthood. It consists of the sovereign, 31 knight companions and extra members created by statute.
Theosophical Society
Founded by Elena Petrovna Blavatsky, author of Isis Unveiled (1877), in 1875. Claims intuitive insight into the divine nature, but denies the existance of a personal God. Claims to be derived from the sacred writings of Brahmanism and Buddhism.
Knights of Malta
Military order of Knights who, by tradition, have been allowed to assassinate anyone with impunity guaranteed by all the royal families in Europe.
More definitions:
The reception of a mason into the 33rd degree
from defunked website - www.theunbrokencircle.com
Alchemy: The Science of decomposing and recomposing things, as well as of changing their essnetial nature and raising it higher--transmuting them into each other. While chemistry deals with lifeless matter, alchemy employs life as a factor, and deals with higher forces of nature and the conditions of matter under which they operate. In its lowest aspect, it deals with physical substances, but in its highest aspect it teaches the regeneration of the spiritual man, the purification of mind, will and thought, and the ennobling of all the faculties of the human soul.
Bilderberg Group: a powerful global elite,Group together with their 'sister' organisations-the Trilateral Commission (known also as the "Child of Bilderberg") and the Council on Foreign Relations plot the subversion and silent takeover of constitutional governments and world economy
Craft: the Craft is a term used to refer Wicca and Witchcraft.
Demon: (derived from "daemon") an artificial elemental created by a neurotic complex of energies and emotions, whether of one person or many, hence contraproductive or harmful in influence and effect.
Evocation: Calling elements or Gods/Goddesses to be present in ritual.
Earth Magic: The energy that exists within stones, herbs, flames, wind, earth,grass,water, and other such natural objects not listed here .
Folklore: Traditional sayings, cures, faerie tales,knowledge and folk wisdom of a particular locale which is separate from their mythology.
Gnosticism: the practice of several early and pre-Christian cults who believe that spiritual emancipation could only be achieved by the attainment of knowledge of the self. This idea of 'gnosis' through self knowledge and self love almost converges with satanic philosophies. The Catholic Church still regards the Gnostic gospels as heretical.
Golden Dawn Society: The Golden Dawn, founded in 1887, was an offshoot of the English Rosicrucian Society created twenty years earlier by Robert Wentworth Little, and consisted largely of leading Freemasons.The Golden Dawn, with a smaller membership, was formed for the practice of ceremonial magic and the acquisition of initiatory knowledge .
Higher Self: that part of us which connects our corporeal minds to the Collective Unconscious and with the divine knowledge of the universe.
Horned God: one of the most prevalent God-images in Paganism.
Illuminati: Illuminati is a Greek word meaning Illumination a name given to those who submitted to a Christian baptism. The Order of the Illuminati was established with some unspecified ties to the Masonic lodges of Germany orgin ; as a secret society within a secret society.
Jew-itch: name coined by some Pagans of Jewish origin who are actively seeking out the pagan roots of their birth religion.
Kabbala: mystical teaching from the Jewish-Gnostic tradition. Ceremonial Magick and the Alexandrian traditions are based in these teachings.
Lesser Magic: the art and ability bend people to your will through subtle management of your appearance and/or actions. This can be achieved through observations of body-language and character traits.
Lucifer: (Latin for "light-bearer"), name for the planet Venus when it appears as the morning star; Vulgate translation of the Hebrew expression for "bright one." The Hebrew prophet Isaiah used the term in a satirical allusion to the king of Babylon, describing the frustrated ambition of the morning star to rise higher than all the other stars: "How art thou fallen from heaven,O Lucifer, son of the morning" (quote from bible passage Isaiah 14:12).
Majestic 12: a top secret goverment created group to handle the supposed 1947 recovery and evaluation of a crashed alien space-craft in new mexico .
New World Order: an economic occult elite comprising less than 1% of the population. Their immense wealth and power enable them to exercise control over the governmental process, they effectively operate the country as a Feudal oligarchy.
New Age: the mixing of metaphysical practices with structured religion.
Occult: ("hidden, concealed") secret, esoteric; term used for magick and other esoteric arts and sciences, such as astrology or alchemy
Pagan: From the Latin word Paganus,meaning a "country dweller" the Church uses it as a derogatorily to describe any person who is not Christian, Jew or Moslem. A follower of a polytheistic religion
Qaballa: mystical teaching from the Jewish-Gnostic tradition.
Rosicrucian:The first mention of Rosicrucian is a 1614 German document that purports to recount the life of a legendary medieval knight, Christian Rosenkreuz, who traveled to Morocco and the Near East to acquire secret wisdom and the "elixir of life." The Rosicrucians, thereby, developed as a secret order of men and women who claim to possess wisdom that has been handed down from ancient times.
Shamanism: the practice of shamans which is usually ritualistic or magickal in nature, sometimes can be religious.
Skull And Bones: The Skull & Bones is a Society It is a Senior year society which exists only at Yale.Members are chosen in their Junior year and spend only 1 year on campus, the Senior year, with the group
Temple of set: originally formed in 1975 by disaffected members of the Churchof Satan led by Michael Aquino. The ToS has developed in a more Crowleyan direction, basing its belief on Set the Egyptian god of evil.
Teutonic Knights: German military religious order founded dueing the time (1190–91) during the siege of Acre in the Third Crusade. It was originally known as the Order of the Knights of the Hospital of St. Mary of the Teutons in Jerusalem. The order was one of nobles, and the knights took the monastic vows of poverty , chastity , and obedience.
Uncasting: uncasting is opening a circle at the end of a completed ritual.
Voodoo: polytheistic religion derived from worship of gods in African and the beliefs of Catholicism. Practiced mainly by the West Indians.
Wicca: an ancient religion based on the religion of the aboriginal Europeans involving the worship of the old Gods/Goddesses and the practice of magic.
Yggdrasil: one of the best known Tree of Life symbols. It unites all existence from the Underworld, to that of the Physical world.
Zodiac: The stars in the heavens divided into twelve main groups. Imaginary patterns are imposed upon various star patterns as an aid to remember the stars.In Astrology, the Zodiac signs signify personality types for the people born under them
nb. There are many other occult systems including Wicca, Satanism, Golden Dawn etc. etc.
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"The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it."
President John F. Kennedy - address to newspaper publishers, April 27, 1961
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Masonic News
The reception of a mason into the 18th degree - a Scottish rite ceremony
For the freemasons' own news see Freemasonry Today - in-house masonic publication
01May08 - Illuminati in a Nutshell
08Dec06 - unsourced - Masonic Lord Cavendish slept in a coffin!
14Nov06 - Tehachapi News - Freemasonry 'not satanic'
28Oct06 - Secrets in the stone - The Scotsman
27Oct06 - The Scotsman - Seeing the light
02Jul06 - Sunday Herald - Masons under anti-terror surveillance after UDA infiltrates Scottish lodges
04Jan05 - Guardian - Hertford, home of the Holy Grail
14Dec04 - Black Information Link - Freemasons the reason police are still racist
10Nov04 - The Times - Buttiglione 'outs' his EU successor as a Freemason
18Oct04 - Charlie Holmes -  Freemasonry in Tuscany and Valdelsa
20Aug04 - IC Coventry - Council code 'removes' Freemasons
19Feb04 - Exclusive - Bilderberg Organiser is Head Mason's PA
10Mar04 - BBC - Istanbul bomb attack kills one
10Mar04 - BBC - Man killed in Masonic gun ritual
13Jan04 - Guardian - Masonic councillors to be outed
18Nov03 - Freemasonry in 'The Sweeney'
14Nov03 - Freemasonry at the apex of the British Army
02Mar03 - Sunday Herald - Attempts to hide Dunblane files for 100 years
18Feb03 - BBC - Court hears 'secret society' claims
15Nov02 - Independent - The 'Satanic' Brotherhood with clergymen in its ranks
01Jul00 - Investigative Journalism Review - Professor of freemasonry to probe murky past of masonic brotherhood
28Jun00 - Independent - Police defy force with Masonic lodge
16Apr00 - Sunday Telegraph - Masonic disclosure blocked to protect police 'credibility'
17Apr00 - Daily Telegraph - Head of Kentish Masonic Lodge - Arrogant killer who made crime pay
14Apr00 - Independent - Freemason Noye's tangled web of corruption
The Masons Stole My House - Scallywag Magazine
02Mar00 - Anything to Declare? - investigation by BBC Southern Eye
Jan99 - Information from Punch magazine 'outing the masons'
17Dec97 - How to expose masonic councillors from The Guardian
27Oct95 - Lancashire Evening Telegraph - 'Masonic nightmare' victims tell their tale
Many articles from internet intelligence publications
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01May08 - Illuminati in a Nutshell
Printable word document
Illuminati in a nutshell
AIMS
(1) Abolition of ALL ordered national governments
(2) Abolition of inheritance
(3) Abolition of private property
(4) Abolition of patriotism
(5) Abolition of the family as the cell from which all civilisations have stemmed.
(6) Abolitions of all religions so that the Luciferian ideology of a totalitarian elite may be imposed on mankind.
STRATEGIES
(1) USE TEMPTATION TO ENTRAP
To use monetary and sex bribery to obtain control of people already occupying positions in high places in ALL governments and other fields of human endevour. Once fallen they were to be held in bondage by application of political and other forms of blackmail and threats of financial ruin, public exposure, and physical harm.
(2) GET THEM WHILE THEY'RE YOUNG
Illuminati on the faculties of colleges and universities were to recommend students belonging to well-bred families for special training in internationalism. They were to be at first persuaded and then convinced that men of special ability and brains had the RIGHT to rule those less gifted. Three special Illuminati schools are located at Gordonstoun in Scotland; Salem in Germany; and Anavryta in Greece.
(3) TERMINATOR AGENTS
Blackmailed Illuminati puppets and Illuminati educated students were to be used as agents and placed behind the scenes of ALL governments as 'experts' and 'specialists' so they could advise the top executives to adopt policies which would bring about the ultimate destruction of the religions they werre elected or appointed to serve.
(4) TO OWN PUBLIC DISCOURSE
The Illuminati were to obtain control of the press and all other agencies which distribute information to the public. News was to be slanted so that the public would get behind Illuminati puppets and come to believe in a One World Government as the only solution to the world's problems.
DEGREES
0. Preparation
1. Novice
2. Minerval
3. Illuminatus Minor
4. Illuminatus Major (Scotch Novice)
5. Illuminatus Dirigens (Scotch Knight)
6. Presbyter (Priest)
7. Principatus Illuminatus (Prince)
8. Magus (Master)
9. Rex (Man-God)
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08Dec06 - unsourced - Lord Cavendish slept in a coffin
This photo might be of interest. I took it last Summer (2005) at Holker Hall Garden Festivaland it shows clearly the Cavendish logo of the snake with a crown on its head!!
This serpent logo is everywhere on the estate and in the house. It is built into decorative mosaics in the garden and is printed on every piece of stationary in the shop etc. etc.
Rumour has it that Lord Cavendish slept in a coffin and that must relate to high level Free Masonic rituals or something like that. A friend who is very aware of these things looked at the house and spotted the copper roofed turret room that is central to the huge building and he said that he wouldn't be surprised if rituals were conducted there. He also said that he suspected there would be a large underground area and this has been confirmed. A friend knows someone who works at the hall and she said that the area underneath the hall is big enough for all the Royal family to shelter in case of an emergency!!
If anyone else knows anything re Cavendish family and Illuminati connections, let me know. James Casbolt's and David Icke's descriptions of the occult rituals are so difficult to accept and understand, as they are total anathema to anyone who has a good heart and who is gentle, peaceful and compassionate as we are.
The only way I cope is to imagine whole families who have been brought up to accept the rituals as 'normal.' They also have a different DNA and can't experience emotions as we do. If we practice 'sending' them love and compassion then I am sure the positive effects will be felt deep within them.....
In peace from Pen xx
Contact: "Penny" <peacepals1(at)tesco.net>
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Freemasonry 'not satanic'
Ritualistic site noted as “place of interest” by local deputies
By: Matthew Chew
Posted by editor Tue Nov 14, 2006
http://www.tehachapinews.com/home/ViewPost/16562
Kern County Sheriff's Deputies located a site in the Old Towne area last week  they are categorizing as a "meeting place" or "site of interest" because of several unusual items located there.
Neighbors reported seeing suspicious activity by teenagers dressed in black or "gothic" attire. The teens were seen entering and leaving private property in a rural area of Old Towne through a barbed wire fence.
The Sheriff's department contacted the property owner to verify if the activity was authorized, which the property owner denied.
Sheriff's deputy Roy Scott said that the sight, "is definitely something of interest."
Aside from the issue of trespassing on private property, a great deal of work has been done on the land, for what appears to be some form of ritualistic gathering.
There is a large pit, with a fire ring at the bottom and some sort of stadium seating carved into the sides of the pit. It resembles an ancient amphitheater.
Across from the pit is a stone fire ring in the shape of a pentagram. Although associated with Satanic worship, a pentagram has been used by different cultures and religions throughout history.
There are also several animal skulls and bones on the site and a tree carved with a pentagram and an inverted cross. Sharks teeth are embedded at each tip of the pentagram. A beheaded skunk was found near one of the fire pits and a meat cleaver laying nearby the mutilated creature was confiscated by deputies.
Scott said, "It took a lot of effort and work."
The sheriffs are making routine checks of the site but have not yet encountered anyone on the property.
Scott said evidence found in the area does indicate recent activity, but currently the Sheriff's Department classifies the location only as a gathering place, or "place of interest."
http://www.tehachapinews.com/home/ViewPost/16562
Letter to the editor: Freemasonry not satanic
By: Geoffrey Braslow
I read the article in the Nov. 8 Tehachapi News regarding sheriff's deputies investigating a site in Old Towne that had allegedly been used as a site for satanic ritual. The reporter then goes on to describe the pentagram as a symbol used by other cultures or religions such as Freemasonry. That touched a nerve.
First of all, Freemasonry is neither a religion nor a culture. Freemasons ask only that its members believe in a supreme being. Admittedly, the reporter did not say that Masons are evil, but he links them in the same article that reports on satanic ritual. In fact, Freemasonry in and of itself does not use the pentagram as one of its symbols. The inverted star, however, is used as the symbol of Order of Eastern Star, a group of charitable ladies who are sponsored by Masons. The photograph of the Masonic square and compass surrounded by the letter "G" is identified as having five points. But if the author looks carefully, he will see six and another point.
His reporting on the crime may be accurate, but had he done better research before writing this article, he would have known that the pentagram has been used as a representation of good things longer than it has symbolized Satanism. He is only sensationalizing. There are fifty pentagrams that adorn our own flag of the United States. The American Medal of Honor uses the pentagram. The pentagon is a pentagram. The pentagram is an ancient pagan symbol that represented nature and life and man's connection with the gods and goddesses. Freemasonry supports charities and education. To use it as an example in an article was irresponsible.
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Secrets in the stone
First part of the initiation into the third degree
CLAIRE SMITH - The Scotsman - 28th October 2006
http://living.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1594402006
ON THE south wall of Rosslyn Chapel, alongside the entrance historically used by women, is a very curious carving. It shows a blindfolded figure, kneeling between two pillars and holding a Bible, with a noose lying loosely around his neck.
To anyone familiar with the rites of Freemasonry, this carving bears a remarkable similarity to a Masonic initiation ceremony. But if Alan Butler and John Ritchie, the authors of Rosslyn Revealed, are correct, the resemblance is anything but coincidental.
Rosslyn has long been associated with Freemasonry, a worldwide secret society thought to have originated among the guilds of medieval craftsmen. But Butler and Ritchie believe the connection between Rosslyn and Freemasonry is more dramatic than anyone previously suspected - arguing that the beliefs of Freemasonry were first formulated by the stonemasons who built Rosslyn. They believe the chapel was not simply a reflection of the philosophy of Freemasonry, but its original inspiration.
In Rosslyn Revealed, they claim the beliefs of Freemasonry are rooted in the Ebionite philosophy of Sir William Sinclair and Gilbert Haye, creators of Rosslyn Chapel. Ebionites denied the divinity of Jesus Christ and exalted John the Baptist.
Ritchie says: "Ebionites did not believe in a hierarchical church. They believed every individual was unique and had their own relationship with God. They believed in the betterment of mankind and in man the artist. Freemasons also believe in the betterment of mankind, in education and the individual - we believe Rosslyn was the origin of that philosophy."
The authors believe that Haye, a polymath and former chancellor at the French court, came to Scotland because it had a reputation for independent thinking. The book argues that the master masons who came to Midlothian from across Europe to build the chapel between 1456 and 1496 became, in effect, the first Freemasons. The secretive nature of the craft, they say, was forged at Rosslyn, through rituals and ceremonies devised by Haye and Sinclair - linked closely to the beliefs of the Ebionites.
The carvings of Rosslyn are unlike those of a normal church because they reflect Ebionite symbolism rather than the more mainstream Christian tradition.
Ebionism had its origins in a pre-Christian mystery tradition and incorporated beliefs and symbols from Judaism, Islam and Egyptian and Persian traditions. Butler and Ritchie believe Sinclair and Haye enshrined these beliefs and symbols in the very fabric of Rosslyn - to ensure they were understood by future generations.
Many believe some of the leading figures of the Renaissance may have been Ebionites. But the sect, with its emphasis on individuality, was a threat to the hierarchical beliefs of the established church.
When Sinclair and Haye gathered the finest stonemasons in Europe to build Rosslyn, they paid them well. To ensure they kept quiet about the role of Ebionism and the mystical symbolism incorporated into the design of the chapel, Ritchie and Butler believe they swore their workers to secrecy by forming them into a society - binding them together with oaths, ceremonies and terrifying threats; the very roots of Freemasonry.
Ritchie says: "As it turns out, Rosslyn is far more important to Freemasonry than we thought. In fact, Freemasonry owes its very existence to the chapel."
In Rosslyn Revealed, the authors say: "The earl was faced with a problem. How would it be possible to pass on knowledge of the timeless truths carved into the walls of the chapel without divulging its secrets to the world at large and thereby bringing retribution down on his own head and that of his children [because Ebionites were viewed as heretics]? The creation of Freemasonry was his response."
Ironically, when the authors first embarked on their research almost ten years ago, they were sceptical about the chapel's supposed links with Freemasonry. Many of the carvings inside the chapel with supposed Masonic links were actually added in 1871, when the chapel was extensively restored - and Butler and Ritchie are convinced that the carving which visitors to the chapel are told is of the apprentice who built the so-called Apprentice Pillar, linked to a well-known Masonic legend, is actually the defaced image of an apostle.
However, they admit they were wrong. Ritchie says: "This is something which is so typical of Rosslyn. Every time you think you have worked things out, it throws up something which completely takes you by surprise."
While it might seems incredible to associate a tiny chapel in Midlothian with the very creation of a secret brotherhood which spread worldwide and played an important role in the creation of the American constitution, the link between Freemasonry with the Sinclair family is clear.
The earliest known Freemason lodge, Lodge 0, was recorded at Kilwinning in Ayrshire in 1598 and was associated with a Tironesian Abbey on Sinclair land. The oldest written records of Freemasonry are found in Scotland and the Sinclairs of Roslin were hereditary Grand Masters of Scottish Freemasonry.
The authors found a compelling piece of evidence in the "first degree tracing board" of Freemasonry, which shows three pillars, just like those at the front of the nave in Rosslyn Chapel. The pillar on the right, which is the most ornate, represents beauty and stands in the same place as the Apprentice Pillar - which has long been associated with Masonic legend.
Much of the metaphor found in theoretical Freemasonry, which was to become so powerful and widespread around the world, is based on different styles of architecture and stone craft.
And one of the most curious facts about Rosslyn Chapel is that it contains examples of many different styles of architecture. Ritchie says: "It has examples of every kind of arch and window that were available at the time. It is like a guide book, an instruction book for the guild."
Astronomy, in particular the planet Venus, has an important role in Masonic ritual and Ritchie and Butler believe Rosslyn was used as an observatory from which to chart the movements of Venus.
While the beliefs of Freemasonry have changed and been embellished over the years, the authors believe they have their core origins in the Ebionite belief systems incorporated into the design of Rosslyn. They write: "At the heart of Freemasonry we still find imperatives critically important to William Sinclair and Gilbert Haye. These include a deep reverence for John the Baptist, an enduring belief in justice, equality and fraternity, a reverence for the Noahide Laws of ancient Judaism and a recognition for that all-important part of the year around the autumn equinox.
"The same heady cocktail of Old Testament legend, Ebionite Christianity, mystery rite religion and a reverence for the human sprit that was personified by the 15th-century Sinclairs was passed directly to Freemasonry and in part survives with the craft to this day."
While the Masonic angels inside the chapel are undoubtedly a piece of Victorian fancy, the Masonic initiate on the outside of the building may well have been the first of his kind.
Once again, the facts about Rosslyn Chapel may well prove to be even more extraordinary than the fiction. In the book, Butler and Ritchie write: "Long after interest in The Da Vinci Code has waned, Freemasons from around the world will still be making their way to Rosslyn Chapel. And that is how it should be, because without this extraordinary building Freemasonry would never have existed. Rosslyn Chapel is without any doubt the oldest and most important of all Freemasonic temples."
• Find out more about the authors' investigations at www.rosslynrevealed.com
Apprentice Pillar: nothing is as it appears
Second part of the initiation into the third degree
VISITORS to Rosslyn Chapel have always been fascinated by the so-called Apprentice Pillar, the mediaeval masterpiece at the right of the altar. At the foot of the pillar are the dragons of Yggdrasil and twined around the column is an everlasting vine which links all the ornate carvings in the chapel.
The legend told to visitors is that this pillar was carved by an apprentice in his master's absence - and that when the master saw its beauty, he murdered its creator.
Many have doubted the story. Early accounts speak of the Prince's Pillar, and the carving said to be the head of the apprentice shows signs of being roughly modified to make it seem like a young man.
Butler and Ritchie believe the pillar represents the tree of life, the mystical symbol found in the Jewish text known as the Kabbalah, which shows the connection of Heaven and Earth.
But they also found a strong link between the design of the pillar and the tale of St Matthew's staff. In the biblical story, Matthew, right, doubts Jesus and is told to plant his staff in the ground.
In the Bible story, the staff grows into a great tree, with "a vine twisted around it and honey coming from above" - and from the base of the tree springs a source of water and "creatures that creep and crawl".
Like everything at Rosslyn Chapel, this is not as it seems. The authors believe the association with St Matthew's staff was a cover story, to distract attention from the profusion of strange and rather un-Christian carvings covering the chapel walls.
And, while the story of St Matthew's staff is a conventional Bible story, it is also a link to a surviving Hebrew gospel, in which John the Baptist is exalted as a prophet.
Nothing is as it appears at Rosslyn. When investigations were carried out around the chapel in the 1980s, it was discovered that foundations for a much bigger building had been laid. Even today, Rosslyn looks curiously unfinished from the outside but, in the authors' view, this was done deliberately to keep the prying eyes of the bishops away from the interior of the church.
As they say, there is still much to be discovered and "what rites and secret services once took place in the chapel at night when the shutters were safely barred may remain forever a mystery to all of us".
But the miraculously preserved carvings reveal a world which encompassed Judaism, Eastern mysticism, and images clearly from China - and even possibly from America. "We can be certain that no single overriding religious belief dominates in this sacred spot," they write. "There is something for every believer here, in what was clearly intended to be a compendium of religious and philosophical thought."
FREEMASONRY FACTS
Doors of the Masonic Temple at Covent Garden in London
1 You don't have to be a Christian to be a Freemason. However, Masons do believe in a "supreme being". Masonic rituals refer to the creator of the world as the "divine architect".
2 The fraternity of Freemasonry uses the metaphor of a stonemason's tools and crafts to describe an esoteric system of morality.
3 The square and compass is the key symbol of Freemasonry. Some believe it is a metaphor for the need for moral responsibility balanced by reason.
4 There are three degrees of Freemasonry, each of which is accompanied by ritual around which there is great secrecy. Freemasons begin as Apprentice, and progress to Master then Grand Master.
5 Freemasons are sworn to secrecy when they become a member of a lodge, but identify themselves to each other using special handshakes, signs and code words.
6 Freemasons and the Catholic Church have never had an easy relationship. The current Pope, above, issued a decree saying the craft was "irreconcilable with the doctrine of the church".
7 The secrecy and oaths of loyalty of Freemasonry have brought it under suspicion from conspiracy theorists. In an episode of The Simpsons, Mr Burns hallucinates and sees talking flies saying: "Freemasons rule the world."
8 Around 200,000 Freemasons were exterminated in Nazi Germany.
9 John the Baptist, left, is the patron saint of Freemasons. His Saint's Day falls on 24 June - the summer solstice.
10 Scotland has the earliest recorded Freemason lodge in the world and also the lodge with the earliest written records. Robert Burns was a dedicated mason and made useful contacts at lodges in Edinburgh.
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Seeing the light
The 'meditation room' where a candidate for freemasonry is left alone before being conducted to the 'Lodge' in order to be initiated into the first degree. Just before he 'recieves the light' the candidate, who is regarded of being still 'profane' must draw up his philosophical and moral testament - language on the skeleton's apron is French
http://living.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1587572006
CLAIRE SMITH - The Scotsman - 27th October 2006
WHEN he caught sight of the bright red pentagon glowing above the great rose window of Rosslyn Chapel, Alan Butler almost let out a scream. At that point, he knew beyond doubt that Rosslyn was far more than just another medieval church.
By rediscovering the lightbox, forgotten for hundreds of years, Butler and John Ritchie, co-author of Rosslyn Revealed, moved closer to illuminating their theory that the truth about the chapel is even stranger than the fiction made world-famous by Dan Brown.
"It was a real Indiana Jones moment," recalls Ritchie. "Older inhabitants of Roslin village had told the story of a mysterious light which appeared in the chapel on St Matthew's Day [21 September]. But the story had been ignored by successive histories of the chapel."
While some eagle-eyed guides in the chapel had spotted the tiny window at the top of the east wall, few bothered to point it out to visitors. The tale of how Ritchie and Butler rediscovered the hidden lightbox and why it was key to understanding the chapel's secrets is told in Rosslyn Revealed, out today.
It all began when Ritchie, a resident of Roslin who has had a lifelong fascination with the chapel, discovered an old Victorian print of Rosslyn by Hill and Adamson. Taken in 1844, it shows the East wall before the Rose window was built. When he showed it to Nancy Bruce, a guide in the chapel and his second cousin, she pointed out the aperture above the window and said: "That must be where the light comes through on St Matthew's Day."
Ritchie, a former Reuters cameraman, trained a telephoto lens on the tiny opening and discovered it was in the shape of a pentagon and appeared to be lined with some sort of highly reflective material. He explains: "I thought 'we have got to test this' and went to buy a power torch." Thanks to the scaffolding currently built around the chapel to dry it out after disastrous renovation work, he was able to climb up and shine the torch through the aperture, while Butler stood in the centre aisle to see the effect. In the book, the authors describe what happened next: "At most, we expected a small glimmer of white light from the lamp to show above the East window in the comparative gloom of the chapel's interior, but we couldn't have been more wrong. Instead of the faint glimmer we had expected to appear in the lightbox, what met our eyes was a perfect orb of steady, strong, blood-red light."
Butler struggled to conceal his excitement from other visitors in the chapel, which included a Chinese film crew. "We were absolutely stunned. I made such a loud exclamation that my wife Kate, who was with me, had to shut me up. We knew at that moment that it had been deliberately created to do this and that the people who built this church were not Christians in the accepted sense of the word." The discovery delayed publication of the book until the authors had explored the implications of the mysterious lightbox. Without erecting scaffolding inside the chapel, it was not possible to get close enough to the window to find out exactly what the box was made of. Ritchie believes the red light may come from a precious gem and that the reflective sides of the pentagon are made from highly reflective mica. The shape is significant; the pentagon or its close friend, the pentagram, or five-pointed star, is a common feature in ancient civilisations - and an
 important symbol in Freemasonry. Many associate it with magic or satanic rituals, but it was once widely used as a symbol of Christianity, with the five corners representing the five wounds of Christ. By recreating a scale model using Perspex and mirrors, the authors managed to demonstrate that the pentagonal lightbox creates a red doughnut of light, which at a certain angle refines itself into a beam of pure white light. On 21 September, the book was at the printers, but Ritchie and Butler returned to the chapel to see if St Matthew's Light still shone in the chapel.
The pair and a few guides gathered at the back of the chapel in the early morning to see if the lightbox was still functioning. Even on a dim Autumn day, the group of witnesses saw the pentagon glowing with a strong red light. "I was absolutely stunned," says Butler. "I had to pinch myself; I thought I was having a dream. People don't find these sorts of things."
The discovery shed new light on another unusual feature of the chapel. While most medieval churches were built facing east, the precise direction was determined by the day the sun rose on the relevant saint's day [the saint to which the church was dedicated]. Rosslyn was built facing due east, although it was completed before the existence of accurate compasses.
And there was more. The position of the secret window meant the light shone through on just two days of the year - 21 March, the first day of spring, and 21 September, the autumn equinox, or beginning of winter. Ritchie says: "It is so exact that if it had been an inch either way, this phenomenon would not have happened on the day it does. That shows exactly how Rosslyn was built."
Ritchie believes the lightbox was partly obscured by the rose window created in 1871 but that before this it would have created a light which illuminated a certain point on the chapel floor. A similar phenomenon can be found at St Sulpice in Paris [also featured in The Da Vinci Code], where a light reflects along the Paris meridian at midsummer, and Chartres Cathedral. The mysterious church of Rennes le Château, source of the Templar controversy, has dancing blue lights, which appear in January.
Ritchie also believes the light also has a correlation with the chapel's founder William Sinclair, whose name translates as Holy Light.
For Butler, an expert on stone circles, megalithic structures and astro-archeology, the discovery of the lightbox is confirmation the chapel's roots are in beliefs which predated Christianity by thousands of years. Both authors believe the rediscovery of the lightbox is a key to unlocking the true meaning of Rosslyn Chapel. Butler says: "In a way, this goes back to pre-Christian beliefs, to sun worship. It shows Rosslyn is unlike any other church in the world - in effect it is a medieval stone circle."
The full significance of the way Rosslyn was aligned on a true east-west axis before the existence of accurate compasses has still to be explored - but it fits with Ritchie and Butler's belief that Gilbert Haye and William Sinclair, who built the chapel, were masters of astrology. Unlike any other church, the inside of Rosslyn Chapel was once fitted with shutters, suggesting it may have been used as a secret observatory.
The authors also believe the foundation stone for the chapel was laid on the day of a rare conjunction between Venus and the Sun which is associated with the Shekinah, the female aspect of God. The hidden window may have been used as a way of measuring the movements of the planets, particularly of Venus. And, if the authors' experiments are correct, the light the secret window projected on to the back of the chapel casts a shape remarkably similar to the Eye of Horus, the all-seeing symbol of Freemasonry.
Even a person looking at Rosslyn Chapel with an untrained eye can see aspects unusual for a Christian church. The roof is sprinkled with roses and stars, and there are more Green Men - symbols of paganism - than any other church in the world. Carvings in the chapel encompass symbols of Judaism, Hinduism, Islam - and encompass the nature and sun worship of the earliest human religions.
The authors are certain there is much more to discover about the secrets of chapel. After almost a decade of research for the book, Ritchie says: "We feel as if we have only written the introduction."
• Rosslyn Revealed by Alan Butler and John Ritchie is published by O Books at £19.95.
Ebionites who harboured a Pope's son
The Masonic 'meditation room' in Orleans, France
THE conventional story of Rosslyn Chapel says Earl William Sinclair created it in the woods to thank God for a long and prosperous life. But John Ritchie and Alan Butler believe Gilbert Hay, listed in histories as "tutor to the Sinclair children," was key to the creation of the chapel.
The authors believe Sinclair and Hay were Ebionites, followers of a pre-Christian mystery tradition which had survived since biblical times.
Previously, Hay had been an adviser at the French court, personally knighted by the King of France and a confidant of French duke Rene D'Anjou. Hay was one of the most educated men in Europe and, while at Rosslyn, assembled one of the world's great libraries.
Ritchie and Butler believe Hay's real motive in settling at Rosslyn was to supervise the building of the chapel, which, far from being a conventional Christian church, enshrined the beliefs of the Ebionite sect. The Ebionites, who denied the divinity of Jesus and exalted John the Baptist, were persecuted and outlawed under the Inquisition. But they still had powerful friends, including Pope Pius II, below, who before becoming pontiff travelled on a secret mission to Scotland.
As a diplomat, the future pope fathered an illegitimate child, which, according to expert historians, he left with Sinclair to raise as his own.
Having friends in high places was just one of the reasons Sinclair and Hay were left alone to fill their chapel with symbolism wildly different from that of the orthodox Christian Church.
As Ebionites, their beliefs were a fusion of Pantheism, Persian dualism and Judaism. The feminine principle was acknowledged alongside the masculine and the individual was encouraged to have his or her own experience of God.
Look around Rosslyn Chapel and the evidence is there, in the carvings of feminine symbols of roses, in the portrayals of the Veil of Veronica, the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene.
In Rosslyn Revealed, Ritchie and Butler argue the Sinclair family, who are often taken to have been Knights Templar, were, in fact, Ebionites.
They ask: "Could it be possible Earl William Sinclair was a member of a family that had maintained its Ebionite, Jewish roots across 1,400 years of history?"
The evidence presented by Rosslyn Chapel seemed to indicate this could indeed be the case.
Factfile
'Whenever a Templar was received into the Order he denied Christ; he was forced to spit on a crucifix and often even to trample it underfoot' - Michelet
• Rosslyn Chapel was built between 1456 and 1496. Master masons came from all over the world to build it.
• The chapel has attracted some illustrious visitors over the years, including Sir Walter Scott, Dorothy Wordsworth, Queen Victoria, Robert Burns, Samuel Johnson, JMW Turner and Mary Queen of Scots. More recently, Michael Bentine, one of the original Goons, was a great enthusiast. He was a keen dowser and convinced Rosslyn was the centre of an unusually strong energy field. Rosslyn Revealed is dedicated to Bentine, below, while another unlikely expert is Rat Scabies, drummer with punk band The Damned. He wrote Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail with a journalist friend.
• In the 1560s a mob fuelled by John Knox and hatred of idolatry marched on the chapel to destroy it, but it was saved by local man Thomas Cochrane, who diverted the mob to Rosslyn Castle and its cellars of fine wine.
• The restoration in 1871 by the 4th Earl of Rosslyn was inspired by Queen Victoria. She was seduced by the chapel and appalled by its state of disrepair.
• The chapel is covered by a canopy and scaffolding, a result of disastrous repair work in the 50s. The inside of the chapel was coated in cement and became waterlogged. Rosslyn Chapel Trust, chaired by the current Earl, has applied for £11m of public money to restore the chapel.
• Some claim to have counted 110 green men in the chapel, as well as one highly unusual green woman. The men of the woods, with foliage emerging from the corners of their mouths, are an ancient symbol of man's interdependence with the natural world, and are also found in Hinduism.
• In The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Sir Walter Scott told the legend of the glowing red light which is said to emanate from the chapel when one of the Sinclairs is close to death. "O'er Roslin all that dreary night, a wondrous blaze was seen to gleam; 'twas broader than the watch-fire's light, And redder than the bright moonbeam."
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Masons under anti-terror surveillance after UDA infiltrates Scottish lodges
Another freemasonic 'Meditation Room'
By Neil Mackay = Sunday Herald - 02 July 2006
MASONIC halls throughout Scotland are under covert surveillance by anti-terror police after the outlawed loyalist paramilitary group, the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) successfully infiltrated the controversial secret society.
David Begg, the grand secretary of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, told the Sunday Herald that Freemasons have been advised by police that lodges throughout the country – particularly in the west of Scotland – are under surveillance by officers targeting the UDA. One Fife lodge has been penetrated by loyalist terrorists who used the premises for fund-raising and operational planning. For more than 18 months, UDA member Steven Moffat used the St Kenneth Lodge in Kennoway as a cover for loyalist paramilitary activity.
The UDA is one of Ulster’s most brutal paramilitary organisations. Using the cover-name the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) it waged a campaign of sectarian assassination against Northern Ireland’s Catholics. One of its most notorious “brigadiers”, Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair, fled to Ayrshire after his expulsion from Belfast following an internecine loyalist feud.
Moffat is serving five years in jail after being imprisoned by the High Court in Edinburgh earlier this month under the Terrorism Act 2000 for membership of a proscribed organisation and possession of firearms.
He was found with a Browning 9mm automatic pistol and ammunition at his home. Police also discovered flags, balaclavas and other paramilitary regalia, including documents detailing the UDA’s initiation ceremonies.
Police and prosecutors believed the items “were for the preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism”. Moffat joined the UDA in Belfast at least three years ago.
The Mason’s Fife and Kinross provincial grand master, David Wishart, said Moffat had used the Masonic Lodge in Kennoway for UDA meetings for at least 18 months. A member of the lodge who was also in the Orange Order had arranged for Moffat and his loyalist associates to hold meetings in the Kennoway lodge. Wishart insisted that no other members knew the true nature of Moffat’s activities.
Once Moffat’s actions were discovered, the Mason and Orange Order member who assisted him resigned after being threatened with expulsion from the Masons.
“I was horrified to find out that this had been going on,” said Wishart.
Moffat, who was not a Freemason but often drank in the St Kenneth Lodge’s bar, used the Kennoway Masonic Hall for two types of meetings. Firstly, regular private “strategy” meetings with Moffat and 10 other men occurred over 18 months. The UDA members discussed their plans in a closed room while lodge members drank at the Mason’s bar in the same building.
The second type of meeting was fund-raising events for loyalist causes in Northern Ireland. Up to 70 people attended three fundraisers held at the Masonic Hall over an 18-month period.
Wishart said: “The UDA infiltrated and used us for their illegal purposes. These people are very clever. We were trusting; they gained our confidence and then we were manipulated.”
Kennoway Masonic Hall was closed for eight weeks for an internal Masonic inquiry following police raids in the area in connection with Moffat’s activities.
At the time of his arrest, Moffat was planning to hold an initiation ceremony for Scottish UDA recruits at the Masonic hall. Wishart has since altered hall letting procedures and leasing now has to be cleared by a committee and a lodge member must vouch for those letting the premises.
The Orange Order has been banned from using the Kennoway lodge’s premises. Previously, Orangemen regularly hired out the hall.
“Due to rogue members of the lodge linked to the Orange Order and the UDA we took the decision to no longer allow them the use of the premises,” said Wishart.
Senior police officers told Wishart that they were “mounting similar surveillance operations in the west of Scotland” against Masonic lodges which might have been infiltrated by loyalist terrorists.
“I can’t say if there is or isn’t a risk elsewhere,” said Wishart, pointing out that members of some of the 49 Fife lodges under his command were also in the Orange Order. One other lodge in Fife also allows the Orange Order to rent its premises for functions.
David Begg, the grand master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, said if any lodges were involved in supporting the UDA they would be closed. He has warned Scotland’s 32 provincial masters to be extra vigilant but cannot compel lodges to introduce committee-led hall letting procedures similar to those adopted by Kennoway.
“We can’t tell lodges what to do. It is up to the trustees of each lodge but we will be producing general guidance in the near future,” he said.


Occult Operators
Tony Gosling - 07Jul00
New Labour promised us a public register of Masonic police, judges and magistrates in its manifesto. This spring the Home Office, that vast Masonic rabbit warren, decided that unfortunately a public list of masons was not possible, it would ‘undermine the credibility of the police’. Surely corrupt masons are making a nice job of that already.
Not to worry though, the Masons have come clean. ‘Straight up’. Haven’t you seen the latest campaign? The square and compasses in careers offices with ‘Join the Masons’. ‘Come Worship The Great Architect of the Universe’ proudly displayed on Masonic halls. No longer a ‘secret society’ freemasonry is now an amiable ‘society with secrets’.
Secrets like how to kill drivers... and cops... and get away with it. Like how to get guns and ammunition even though you are ‘unstable’ and have an ‘extremely unhealthy interest’ in young boys. Britain’s most depraved men of recent times, M25 road-raging cop-killer Kenneth Noye and Thomas Hamilton, demon of Dunblane, were just two of many ‘on the level’.
The manifesto committment clearly had sound reasons behind it but between the silence and the spin it can still be tempting to write the masonic network off as harmless. Unless, that is, the icy eye falls on one’s own friends.
In September 1996 Biggs, Rastafarian and leading light in Bedfordshire’s ‘Exodus’ free-party collective, found himself on trial for murder in Luton crown court. It was the culmination of several years of police harassment. Just before the trial it was discovered the Judge, Maurice Drake, who’d been brought out of retirement specially, was Masonic Magus of Bedfordshire. His worship was ‘reminded’ of the masonic conflict of interest and resigned.
After hearing the flimsy police evidence the retrial judge threw the case out. He didn’t need to hear Biggs’ defence.
Nobody wants to believe justice can be this contaminated. But that wishful thinking can be a serious self-delusion. By dismissing corruption as mumbo-jumbo we nourish it.
Masonic rites of passage are the same as those of witchcraft: the initiate is blindfolded, bound by a rope and has the point of a knife pressed to his chest. Under threat of death, he swears a oath of secrecy and protection of fellow initiates to the high priest. The penalty for disobedience: ‘...having my throat cut across and my tongue torn out by the root...’ Critical histories of the occult conclude the masons to be a modern incarnation of the medieval Knights Templar: pseudo-Christian killers, plunderers, and bankers.
Banned by Demon Internet for its vitriolic humour, ‘Victims of Masonic Ill Treatment’ is a weekly newsheet from Buckinghamshire. Published by a disaffected Scottish mason, VOMIT seems to be the UK’s only critical clearing house for Masonic gossip. The official source at Freemasons Hall in London is remarkable only for its extreme prevarication.
Looking ahead, the current Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill looks set to dig deep into journalists rights. We may find ourselves charged with a criminal offence facing police witnesses simply for protecting sources. In such a case your N.U.J. lawyer should be in court defending you, not their career prospects. Disturbing then, to see the representative from new N.U.J. lawyers firm, Thompsons, giving the second degree masonic hailing sign.
It would be smart for the N.U.J. to grasp the nettle by running a verified, up-to-date list of non-Masonic union officials, lawyers and newspaper/broadcast editors? And most illuminating to see who fails to appear.
The Brotherhood, Stephen Knight, Granada, 1983.
Secrets of the Lodge, Tubal Cain, Delphi, 1999.
VOMIT Tel 01494 871204 Email: [hidden email] Website http://www.vomit.cc
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Institutionalised Sycophants?
by Tony Gosling @nticopyright
When I first heard about the Freemasons they seemed harmless enough, a likable curiosity. Aprons? Secret handshakes? A bit of childlike escapism for grown-ups? But Stephen Knight and Martin Short's masonic exposés reveal an occult order where standards are falling rapidly. Their investigations reveal a more sinister picture of the world's most extensive secret society.
On an individual level privacy is an essential right, but the characteristics of freemasonry make it inappropriate in many cases. Britain's 700,000 masons, that's about one in thirty adult men, form a secret link between the country's most powerful institutions. Secret masonic links can be used by unscrupulous businessmen and other individuals to compromise the independence and integrity of the media, judiciary, local government, lawyers, MP's, local councillors, royalty, politicians, armed forces, police, civil servants, and intelligence agencies. And, in the 1990's, as economic pressures increase, so does the temptation to abuse the masonic network for private gain. A complete national list of initiates is the very least the public require if masonic assisted corruption in positions of public trust is to be checked out, and ruled out.
Bloodcurdling initiation rites, occultism, secret expressions, closed meetings... and all for what?
New recruits are drummed up by existing masons '...it might be a good idea to join...' but the choice of whether to actually apply or not is up to the individual. So what does that decision say about a person? Anyone who approaches the masons in order to join will probably be encouraged by the prospect of gaining social positions by the back door. In other words the initiate has the fundamental ingredient of a cheat who is prepared to go behind the public's back because he lacks confidence, self-belief or integrity. Masons are men who fight shy of free and open discussion. The usual reason for men joining is to take up the masons' unofficial promise to further one's career.
So why aren't these powerful people coming clean?
In the lowest three degrees of masonry there is a plethora of silly rituals that may, or may not, mean something. The point of these is surely to brainwash men into accepting bizarre subservience without questioning why they are doing it. If initiates prove to be truly and ingratiatingly obedient they are then selected by their Masonic betters to enter the higher degrees up to level 33 [see extract below]. The move to these higher degrees is like stepping from the second class to the first class carriage on a train. The 4th to 33rd degree seems to be called the 'Royal Arch' though I can find no masonic literature 'spelling that out'.
The Royal Arch is more like a gentleman's club than the lower levels. In Britain the H.Q. of the Royal Arch 'The Supreme Council' is at 10 Duke Street, St. James's London SW1. Check out the brass plaque by the door, 'The Supreme Council, Ring Once'
Another notable and easily missed Masonic venue is no. 86 St. James' Street in London SW1. The Mark Masons HQ or the 'Worshipful Society of Free Masons' is just a stone's throw from the royal hangout of St. James' Palace. At the front of the masonic building is an office of Kall-Kwik printing.
So secrecy is at the very heart of what the masons are about. Masonry is for those who'd never be able to get what they want by open discussion. Masons celebrate the ignorance in others and as such keep progress of human understanding. Masons are going behind people's backs with their patronising, condescending and subversive brotherhood.
Britain's Grand Master (33rd degree) Mason is Prince Michael of Kent. His father the then Duke of Kent, was a Nazi supporter in World War 2. Hardly encouraging
Masonry is bad for the families of those who join it, because it can, and frequently does, take precedence over everything else in their lives. It is bad for culture, democracy and the nation. The fact that so many of our so called public 'servants' are secretly masons subverts the crucial principle of open government. As one of Stephen Knight's anonymous ex-masons attests [see below], 'There is no defence against an evil which only the victims and the perpetrators know exists.'
An attempt to expose precise details of all the cranky rituals performed in the lodge is time consuming and surely misses the point. The message is already clear... powerful people are putting time in behind closed doors for their clique's advantage, and therefore our decline.
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This site reviewed on Masonic site about anti-Masons!?! Confused?!?!
"...he attempts to prove Masonic corruption..." - actually what I'm attempting is to roll back the veil of secrecy surrounding the Masons. The more I roll it back the the more decietful and corrupt it appears and the less I like what I see.
Tony Gosling - An eclectic combination of conspiracy theorist and self-absorbed clarifier of the many truths which the rest of mankind seems to have somehow overlooked, Gosling appears to be a much younger soul-mate of VOMIT/James Todd and has a large amount of material on his web site where he attempts to prove Masonic corruption - along with the many other corruptions he finds - in his homeland, England. He also finds problems with others including the Bildeburgers, the BBC who charge him for his UK television license and US President Bill Clinton. We've found it ironic that an individual who rails for human equality would find Freemasonry - which has had strong concepts of such equality since its beginnings - so troublesome. For some, it seems, the cry of 'equality' is simply a plea for them to get something for 'nothing'....
from http://www.masonicinfo.com/others_pg1.htm
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Victimisation
A leading councillor in Bristol demands all council masons reveal their membership
George Micklewright, Leader of the liberal group on Bristol City Council is concerned, he got a front page spread on the masons in Bristol's 'Evening Post' demanding disclosure of masonic membership.
via Lucy on 0117 922 2639
David is convinced he is being victimised
David says he has evidence of a masonic plot against him involving DC Wellington of the Totton police, Mr. Fraser-Scott (a typesetter who claims to be an investigative reporter), Mr. Dirks a local solicitor and several other solicitors, the official reciever, trading standards officers and the DTI.
David Turner, c/o Holly Bush, Weston Lane, Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 1RL
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VOMIT, Victims Of Masonic Ill Treatment
The VOMIT newssheet comes out weekly. It is vitriolic and has short ascerbic news articles purporting to expose corruption caused by the 'JMF', which it describes as:
"..the Judeao Masonic Faction; the heirarchies of Jews and Masons, the Establishment, the Old Boy Network or whatever you want to call it. It is the thing which controls our lives and contaminates the Judiciary and the Executive. It is the thing which makes a mockery of human rights and democracy."
VOMIT can be obtained from JM Todd, Misbourne Farmhouse, Amersham Road, Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4RU.
Enquiries and editorial phone/fax number 01494 871204
VOMIT resources on the internet
See newsgroups alt.freemasonry, uk.gov.local and uk.legal for the latest edition - go to a good search engine (not excite or yahoo) and search usenet drop down box for "victims of masonic ill treatment" or just "VOMIT"
VOMIT can be found here now - http://www.vomit.cc
VOMIT is on e-mail: [hidden email]
VOMIT had their own website where you could view their current edition and archive closed down by demon
Extract from VOMIT 12/98 'Calling All Victims'
LETTERS
Letter dated 16 April 1998 from Mr J S Chalmers, Field End, 51 Conway Crescent, Burnham-on-Sea,Somerset TA8 2UW (Telephone 01278 794374) to J M Todd
Dear Mr Todd,
As a fellow Mason I should address you as Brother but I am so appalled by a letter which you wrote recently to the press I feel disinclined to do so. I find it unbelievable to say 'I do not know a single Mason who has not been prepared to accept preferential treatment derived from Masonic Membership'. The principles of the Craft that I certainly uphold, clearly forbid any 'preferential treatment' and I for one never gained any such advantage from my membership of 25 years. The impression you give to the public at large is a disgrace to Freemasonry and quite shameful to make such a statement. You are fully aware that there is a National Register of members and like any other Association this is mainly kept private. How can you remain a member if you truly believe what you have said?
There will always be 'black sheep' in any organisation but you malign many thousands of decent men in the craft by your sweeping statement. I have always lived up to the code of conduct contained in our ritual and true friendship in the Brotherhood of Masonry can only exist if it is untainted by such hypocrisy. I trust many others will point out the error of your ways.
Signed J S Chalmers W Bro. J. S. CHALMERS. P. PRO. G. SUPT. OF WORKS (West Kent).
Reply dated 18 April 1998 from J M Todd.
Dear Mr Chalmers,
I thank you for your letter of 16 April 1998 referring to my letter of 21 February published by the Times. One thousand salutations to you and ten Brownie points and may the Great Architect of the Universe watch over you.
It was not my intention to offend decent Masons but rather to waken them up to the reality of Freemasonry. For my first twenty years of Masonic subservience my attitude was exactly like yours. I may still be a member because in Scotland one is automatically a life member in order to maintain a maximum number of brainwashed slaves to the cause.
My view is that Masons in high places are black sheep and that the rest are white sheep. Since it is obvious that you are one of the lower order Masons who do not know the first thing about Masonic corruption I should not abuse you. Bear in mind that many of us Masons have suffered grievously and still suffer as the result a Masonic chicanery. We don't take too kindly to people like you who are worried about the impression we give to 'people at large'. People at large are sick of the manner in which your hierarchy has undermined every institution in the land.
You would not know if you had gained advantages through the Craft. You could have been given promotion because, as a Mason, you would trust the word of a bent Mason. However, if you care to think a bit more you will realise that not only have you derived unfair advantage by being a Mason you will also have bestowed the same unfair advantage on other Masons.
If you want to reply to this letter please do so by return. I will publish your reply.
Yours fraternally and eternally,
James M Todd -o-o-o-
Extract from VOMIT 8/98 'The Masonic Crooks'
DOCTOR IAN OLIVER - GRAMPIANS CHIEF CONSTABLE
[This para. was edited as a result of legal threats, see the download section on my index page. Incidentally, Ian Oliver was one of the Chief-Constables who called for a full enquiry into Masonic Police links at the Scottish Police Federation's 1997 National Conference after it emerged that Dunblane killer Thomas Hamilton had only obtained a gun and ammunition licence because of his masonic connections. - Tony]
Never before has a Chief Constable been so thoroughly bad- mouthed by the establishment and by the Press. Creepy Dewar could not attack him on moral grounds on account of the gymnastics of Cardinal Irvine (alleged seducer of Dewar's wife), Geoffrey Robinson (alleged adulterer and personal friend of President Blair) and Cock Robin Cook (another alleged adulterer).
One is bound to ask how the good doctor was promoted in the first place. Doctor Oliver made only one mistake. He proscribed Masonry. This is surely why the police authority and Dewar are putting a spin on the facts. He is allegedly weird and mercenary. He must quit his post immediately because the world will come to an end if he doesn't. Doctor Oliver was prepared to go immediately provided he was compensated for loss of earnings. It will cost ten times as much to go through the procedures for sacking him.
Freemasonry is petty, evil and vindictive. It wants to be able to say that Doctor Oliver was sacked because he was useless. He will be sacked because he proscribed Masonry - for no other reason.
The latest news is that Dr Oliver has silenced Dewar and the police authority and made them keep to their agreement.
The Royal Masonic Hospital See Private Eye of 20 February 1998 at page 9. The RMH had an excellent reputation for not killing its Masonic patients. It was financed and effectively owned by the lodges who had funded it for years. The ordinary decent Mason had paid the piper. The Grand Lodge had no say in the ownership and administration. This did not stop the Grand Lodge in the form the president of the governors, the Duke of Kent who was and is also the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, deciding to sell the hospital. The governors took successful action in the courts. For reasons unknown the hospital went into receivership. The lodges offered to put up £12 million to keep it afloat. The Official Receiver and the Charity Commissioners turned down the offer authorised its sale to a property developers for £6 million. The property developer has already sold part of the property for £16.8 million and still has a few acres left for
 development. The developer will have no problem obtaining planning permission and making a further gain that could exceed the profit already made.
Will you ordinary Masons please read our introduction again?
Note that the Charity Commissioners and the Official Receiver approved of the sale. We found the Charity Commissioners guilty of the same offences when they allowed Barclays Bank Trust Company to defraud the Combined Charities Trust in the sale of the official cocaine distribution centre next door. The Official Receiver has been guilty of serious offences in the Winding Up of Bydand Limited (the highest bidder for what became the cocaine distribution centre). We have tried to provide the Metropolitan Commissioner with information that could lead to the discovery of other locations connected with the cocaine trade but so far there has been no response. In due course we hope to show that the drugs business helped to finance Lloyds Insurance Syndicates.
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Freemasonry and the occult discussed
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000
From: thomasharris <[hidden email]>
I am not preaching, but it is hoped you will see that freemasonry is imitative and opposite to Christianity and hence such is necessary
Background
I will attempt to explain the above with very brief reference to those aspects which led me to it. It will also further explain how I came to visit this particular web site. It is hoped it will be of benefit.
This is not intended to be a complete account or presentation of the information I obtained. Its only purpose is to back up the first section of this article and demonstrate how I came to write it. Consequently the reader may find that I have introduced certain arguments without fully explaining their origin. I do not offer any apologise for this. For to fully illustrate would require a much larger volume of work and illustration in detail.
It is not my intention to mis-lead or present mis-information in any way. What I have written is what I have found, if it is of use then please use it. If not bin it and forget about it.
First Impressions
Early on I had read about the masonic punishments which were respectively:- throat and tongue cutting, heart ripped from the chest, and the top of the skull being lopped off. These related to the oaths of secrecy which every mason takes progressing from entered apprentice to master mason. I concluded that the first two related to the insurance of silence through robbery of courage, which seemed to make sense. Furthermore I assumed that they referred to physical punishment should the secrets of freemasonry be revealed. The threat of physical violence and the fear of the same being an obvious motivator. As to the third I held no opinion.
If physical violence were the means of ensuring secrecy there would be innumerable documented cases the world over when the volume of masonic 'revelationary' publications are considered. Therefore it posed a question. How does freemasonry remain so secretive?
Was it simply that there was no secret? Could it be that masons dont know what their body represents but yet continue to join and progress through the 33 degrees just for the ignorant bliss of it? Certainly upon requesting to join I considered that the prospective mason may indeed be ignorant of what he is joining.
Undoubtedly today the most common reason for joining is to enter a club which will enhance career opportunities. Yet upon joining, the initiate is required to swear that they seek no worldly gain. Among other things the initiates proceed to participate in rituals, dress up in costume, memorise and recite lines and carry out various tasks all without apparent knowledge of their significance. All so that they may join the club.
But is ignorance a valid theory? Why would anybody progress from degree to degree if there were nothing to learn or nothing obtained or achieved? Obviously it is completely illogical to conclude that there is no 'secret' or at least no embarrassing and potentially volatile revelation. How many good things remain secret for long?
As more information was gathered it became apparent that religion, or more specifically a declaration in the belief in God, was essential prior to joining the freemasons. Further evidence re-inforced the idea that the freemasons were infact based upon religious belief as opposed to being purely a philanthropic organisation .
Most commonly, the freemasons I spoke to considered it to be a protestant movement with some of those freemasons also being members of the orange lodge.
At first this seemed to make sense when it is considered that the Roman Catholic Church still forbids Catholics to enter freemasonry. This comes under a ruling which forbids any Catholic to join an organisation which is intent on doing harm to the Catholic Church. This ruling was repealed under a supposed mix up in the seventies. It was stated to have emerged that the bishop who repealed it was in fact a freemason himself. It was then re-instated in 1981.
I continued my literature review. There is a huge volume of evidence to conclude the core of freemasonry is based upon a religious movement. In most cases Christianity is entangled with writings about freemasonry. However, particularly by masonic publications, anti-Christian feelings and particularly anti-Catholic feelings just ooze from the pages.
This is primarily achieved by the presentation of all sorts of alternative religious theories which often include blatant 'misquotations' which are out of context, the most popular source being the Bible itself. These are twisted to suit a whole variety of scenarios. With any work as large as the Bible it is not difficult to pick out text and piece together any message desired.
Why should this be the case? Surely modern Christianity posed no threat to their system of belief? Repeatedly masonic publications deny that their body is a religious movement. Therefore, why even bother mentioning something which they supposedly have no interest in? Was it merely a means of creating smoke?
When considering religious issues and upon further investigation it didn't take long to establish a catharian connection. Most of the popular books on the subject include a reference to the cathars in one form or another. However they do not openly say, for example, the templars were cathars and so are the masons (it wouldn't do to antagonise the publishers if you want many book sales). Rather the issue is described briefly or catharian principles are discussed without reference to their catharian origin.
In one, very popular book, I was particularly interested in a brief reference which said that they had fully discussed the templar system of beliefs in their previous work and a cross reference was given. Upon validating the cross reference it did not relate to the templars, rather it gave a limited description referring to the cathars. The apparent evasiveness intrigued me. For it was not limited to particular authors or press. What did this mean?
The 'Old' Cathars
Well most of the records concerning the old cathars were destroyed. I will briefly summarise what I learned of their beliefs and compare them with the Christian concept.
The old catharians held the belief that the Old Testament was not the work of God but rather the work of the devil .This, as far as Christians were concerned, was/is diametrically opposed to the Christian view of the Old Testament
The Roman Catholic Church was also a creation of the devil and Jesus was only a man, a good man all be it. This invalidated the ultimate message of the New Testament i.e. that Jesus sacrificed himself for our sins and was resurrected .
They believed that man/woman was actually the creation of the devil, and that our souls were those of the fallen angels. During their lifetime the cathars had a choice, either they would follow or attempt to follow a righteous path and in so doing regain their place in heaven again or they could accept their evil nature and revel in it. If they chose the latter they would be re-incarnated to try again in their next life. This is probably one of the key elements. As far as I am aware the only 'unforgivable sin' in the New Testament is to attribute the work of the Holy Spirit to the devil.
One of the given reasons they held the view that the Old Testament was not the work of God was that they had 'tasted the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil yet lived', and did not die as was written in Genesis. As to what this meant I was unaware. Did they literally eat little blue apples or was this a sexual reference? Did they feel that they had experienced evil and had overcome it on their own? The latter would have explained the term I repeatedly came accross which said 'know ye not that ye are gods'.
They believed that man/woman was used as an instrument in a continuous battle between good and evil. In this war evil would ultimately win.
Yet concerning the catharian god it seemed unclear. If the Old Testament did not suit and the New Testament did not suit, then in what did they believe?
Popular sources sight the 'divine feminine'. (refer below to imitative yet opposite)
Certainly the Roman Catholic church of old regarded the cathars as an extreme threat. They were diametrically opposed to almost every aspect of the Catholic faith. Consequently, and rightly or wrongly, the Albegensian Crusade was instrumental in almost wiping them out. In this regard I wondered if it was coincidental that the papal orders for the middle aged witch hunt and trials were issued only 2 years after this event (certainly the worship of a 'feminine' deity is still central to witchcraft today).
However that is the distant past.
Freemasonic Literature Today
Why should the pro-masonic literature still be so aggressive towards Christianity today? Could it be that it is the teachings of the church which are a threat as opposed to the establishment itself ? I looked for more clues in my literature review to support the catharian connection.
Another popular book, named the freemasonic deity as being known as ja-baal- on. Ja meaning Yahweh, baal and osirus. I found the linking of the Old Testament name of Yahweh and that of baal interesting as baal has always been synonymous with the devil. It was in line with catharian belief, that they were the same. Yet it introduced another i.e. that of osirus, ancient egyptian deity who was husband and brother to isis and got chopped into little bits and consequently ruled the Egyptian underworld, isis remaining as goddess of the Egyptians (one of the primary ones at least). Hence ja-baal-on represented the belief that the Judaic Christian God- baal- osirus were/are one and the same. It was apparent that this term related to the belief that one entity was responsible for the creation of the Judaic and other religions, in particular the ancient ones and prior to Christianity.
So it seemed to address the freemasonic fascination ancient religions which were not only restricted to male deities, despite the nick name relating to such, but also to female. In addition it seemed to explain the free masonic acceptance of Judaic symbolism.
Along with naming the freemasonic deity, the author also mentioned the imitative magic of baal. He did not go on to explain what this meant. Some form of immoral copying? Did this relate to the punishments or was it a guiding principle? For example, while I was aware that the cathars beliefs were diametrically opposed to Christianity, their general behaviour is not reported as being poor. Compared to Christianity it was both imitative in behaviour yet opposite in faith. Could this idea be expanded?
The Theory
The theory I pursued was this. The core masonic belief was that the devil along with the fallen angels were responsible for the creation of many ancient religions.
From a Christian point of view this is also quite logical and indeed is responsible for the common depiction of the devil as having goat like features because pan had sexual intercourse with a goat, Greek mythology.
However core masonic belief venerated this principle.
Using this theory I reviewed the literature again and things started to knit together quite nicely. However it is one thing reading about something and being able to prove it. Therefore I started looking for some hard evidence. Hard evidence being the operative word, because I knew that the 'freemasons' of old had a fondness for stonemasonry and so I concentrated my search in that direction.
Stone Masonry
One set of books attribute the legend of king Arthur as being a creation of the templars, supposed fore runners to freemasonry. In this regard, the sword excalibur was imbedded in stone. In the New Testament Jesus said he came not in peace but brought a sword. I was looking for the masonic version of the 'truth', set in stone.
I was not looking for any Christian ideal or support for the same, I was specifically looking for the satanic/cathar connection. I found several sites especially revealing.
One place in particular was of interest. Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland has been attributed by many popular books as being an early building by the templars, or at least by their sympathisers. Is it in fact of interest to freemasons today? Certainly there are frequent masonic day trips to the place by the bus load.
It was never recognised by the Catholic church as a place of worship, which of course would make sense if my theory were correct. Interestingly, during the Protestant Reformation, the surrounding castle was laid waste but the chapel itself was not damaged. I wondered if the reason for this could have been the revelation of an anti-Catholic message within the chapel. This would certainly explain why the church was spared. According to documentation there were at least discussions between the chapels guardian and the leader of the army at the time. However the reason it was spared is not known except for the popular notion that it was because it was so intricate and beautiful. However this didn't stop the same army destroying some of the finest cathedrals throughout Britain.
Upon my first visit to Rosslyn I wanted to verify the things I had read in the books and also the photographs I had seen. By and large the books focus on the apprentice pillar. However, in one particular and popular pro-masonic publication, a number of things were cited which simply 'didn't fit' or weren't there. The obvious tactic being that very few readers would actually verify what was 'reported'? I had almost become used to such by this time, in a literary sense. Mis-information is extremely common in this particular area :-smoke. Yet it only served to make me more curious.
Certainly many religions are depicted there and are highlighted by the tourist publications. Free masonic symbolism is also present and is happily described by the information which can be bought over the tourist counter.
Are there any depiction's which could directly relate to catharian beliefs? Many. One in particularly caught my attention, not because it was a particularly fine example but because it was mentioned in the pro-masonic publication I referred to above. It showed 'Moses' holding the ten commandments with horns on his head (obviously hinting that he represented the devil). The book referred to it in a jocular fashion asking the question why should this be? Ho-ho very funny.
I have mentioned that numerous religions are depicted. However I was interested in verifying my theory that the core masons held the belief that the devil was responsible for creating the ancient religions and the Judaic. It was not difficult. Through-out the chapel there are depiction's relating to many religions, summarian, egyptian, celtic and probably others I havent even heard of. The primary figure in the chapel is of the cletic fertility deity commonly known as the green man. There are hundreds of carvings of this figure. The most striking of which is on the eastern most wall looking down over the altar. This in itself is significant and I will go on to explain the significance of the location. However considering that the chapel was supposed to represent a Christian ideal the number of such carvings seemed strange.
At this stage I was happy that my theory was reasonably sound. That is that the core masonic belief system was one which attributed the ancient religions and the Judaic religion to one source i.e. that of the devil. However this was not all.
Like many people, including freemasons, I then adopted the position that Rosslyn had a message to reveal. Therefore I used an old formula.
Traditionally churches are built with the alter towards the east, towards God if you like. Good is traditionally on the right hand side and evil on the left looking from the east of course. Good flows towards God and evil away. Interestingly this approach also supported the imitative yet opposite theme as I will go on to explain.
I attempted to piece together the 'story' told by the carvings. While I cannot say I deciphered the place by any means, I had reasonable success and enough to say that I am satisfied that the formulae is partially sound. Here are some examples.
The two primary pillars were of interest in themselves. In accordance with the mechanism I supposed that the one on the right, or north, represented good, it being of straight and true construction and containing or restricting some form of growing 'vine' or vegetation within. The one on the left is literally imitative and the opposite of the other, twisted by seven serpents at its base (the masonic seven stars) with the growing vine or vegetation bursting forth and being the dominant feature. Indeed, in accordance 'legend' it is said that the apprentice pillar is so named because the masters apprentice completed it on his own while his master was away on business. Upon his return the master was so full of rage, envy and self pride he killed the apprentice. The legend only served to support the idea that the left hand side represented evil. In addition there was curious damage to the foot of the pillar on the right, consistent with kicking (the damage
 being reminiscent of stories of some masonic initiations involving the kicking and spitting on the cross, the chapel still being used by the order of the templars). Even more interesting was the fact that this damage was active, i.e. each time I went there, there was a little bit more damage and a little bit more stone dust on the floor. However I wouldn't say that it was consistent with centuries of kicking. Perhaps it is only a tourist gimmick. Perhaps it is the tourists themselves responsible for the kicking.
On the eastern wall and to the right the devil bound and held upside down. Towards the left an angel, unique to all others in that it doesn't wear clothing. Instead it is covered with fur (like a beast) and apparently awakening. Further to the left the same figure, masonic symbolism in hand rising and looking towards the twisted apprentice pillar on the left. This figure is typically the one quoted as showing the freemasonic symbolism although there are others in the chapel.
The whole area around the altar is full of symbolism consistent with the New Testament Revelations. These of course are most commonly associated with the apocalypse and the rise and defeat of biblical beast. In this regard it should be noted that a depiction of the masonic hiram abiff (or the apprentice) is to the left and as far from the east as possible within the chapel. The nature of the apprentices death and that of the masonic hiram abiff is consistent, ie a blow to the head. Yet it is also reminiscent of another. It is consistent with the fatal wound to one of the beasts heads and yet it lived.
The seven sins and virtues are represented. However, curiously ,they have been mixed up (imitative yet opposite?). The tourist information attributes this to an error of construction. However when it is considered the amount of time and detailed planning required for the rest of the chapels construction this is frankly illogical.
The virtually subterranean chamber, holy of holies, on the left and past the eastern wall, interestingly contains occult graffiti scratched into the walls. Above the entrance to the chamber is a male and female impression of what could arguably be the same entity (male/female aspects of the same deity?).
Within this chamber is the curious depiction of a female form preventing onlookers from observing the goings on within the chamber, perhaps representing a female guardian? Regarding the feminine aspect I was also curious about the engraved metal burial cover dedicated to one of the male protectors of the chapel which is clearly female. There are other carvings to support this theme together with a vast amount of written material. The principle remains imitative yet opposite
One of the most important themes I considered throughout, as far as this article is concerned, was that of the 'vine', or vegetation. Issuing from a dragon/dogs mouth it entangles everything. There are numerous depiction's of it growing and progressively engulfing a mans head until the head is smothered. Considering the number of depiction's of the green man, a fertility and vegetation deity, this theme seems logical. However it also reminded me of the catharian attitude towards the tree of knowledge of good and evil and one interpretation of the name of the supposed templar deity baphomet - absorption into wisdom. Is this imitative yet opposite of the Christian representation of growing faith? And is the interpretaion of the name baphomet, imitative yet opposite in itself?
There are many examples (of course 'Moses' with horns was on the left ) but without pictures description is pointless. It could be argued that there are so many carvings within the chapel that a person could adopt any theory they wanted and find supporting evidence for it.
I could go on and on, exploring Judaic legend, the masonic hiram abiff figure head, the construction of Solomons temple and looking for and finding evidence in stone. There is a huge amount of suggestive evidence. However, how can something be proven when essentially the issue comes down to faith? In this regard I will tell a personal story and what, for me, was the litmus test.
I had already burned the material and wanted to forget what it contained as quickly as possible, it felt like I had been infected somehow. By coincidence I was invited to a retirement party in an old Ayrshire hotel called the Bell Isle. Whilst eating dinner I gazed at the surrounding room, particularly the carved decorations on the wall/roof which were relatively sparse. I quickly recognised the theme of the place as being 'Rosslynesk' if you like. I decided to investigate further. Upon reviewing the main lobby I saw four, three to four foot high pans, horns, hoofs and all, positioned high on the walls to 'support' the roof together with other typical catharian themes. Of course it could be argued that in fact I had already seen those figures, however briefly, upon my entrance and so it was only my subconscious at work. However they are not in the usual line of sight and I certainly didn't see through the back of my head when I entered to see a depiction
 of the catharian supper. In hindsight even the name of the place should have been a clue, reminiscent of the biblical Belial (Bell Isle).
For myself it was conclusive. I followed a theme carved in stone but which proved to me beyond any doubt and with no ambiguity to be accurate. There can be no mistake in interpretation when looking at great big devils. However, I was rather disturbed and mystified that such a blatant satanic theme could be presented in a public place.
Keeping the secret.
How has freemasonry remained so secret over such a long period of time?
Perhaps it is only that many of the lowly master masons dont yet know what they have joined? I do believe that the majority of freemasons (master masons 3rd degree) still dont know what it represents and have no real interest in finding out. In fact I think it is a requirement that the entered apprentice doesn't know what they are joining when they request access, other than it appears to be a club where hard working and honest people meet. Its a club where they drink (an important catharian element by the way) and occasionally get the odd career boost. I would assume this equally applies to the female equivalent of the eastern star.
However what of the other 30 degrees? Further up the degree ladder ,and where the money is. They must know what it is all about. Interestingly, to progress onwards from the 3rd degree, the master mason has to be invited as opposed to requesting advancement and automatically being able to do so.
How is it kept secret? Primarily the aged old method of propaganda and mis-information. This is exactly what is found when researching free-masonry. Particularly from masonic publications, written by freemasons not necessarily printed by them. Alternative theories, poorly argued points and a whole host of mis-leading mis-information. Smoke. The obvious tactic being to obscure the woods with the trees. Yet is there something more?
Are its members afraid of some sort of spiritual retribution? To answer that I took the position of a distant observer and tried to see the bigger picture.
Seeing the Woods past the Trees.
The entered apprentice requests to join a body of which they know very little about. He proceeds to participate in what is essentially a religious ceremony consisting of traditional quotations/ readings and actions (origin Genesis but imitative and opposite) whilst wearing suitable costume, described by one masonic publication, the initiate is suitably presented for sacrifice. He is required to devote time and effort in memorising a number of passages and signals before proceeding onto the next degree. The second and third degrees follow a similar vain with the initiate freely and openly reciting the material he has learned. This is all done without knowledge of its significance or meaning. (Some masonic publications concentrate on belatedly discovering the meaning of their 'vows'). Ultimately he participates in a symbolic death and re-birth ceremony to become a master mason. He learns about an 'allegorical' figure head, hiram abiff, who died while
 protecting the secrets of the order and who's behaviour is supposed to serve as an example of a fine master mason. All of this while a belief in God is a pre-requisite for membership.
Considering the foregoing I would expect someone who so solemnly participates in such a rituals of initiation to be precisely the sort of person who would believe in spiritual retribution. A belief in God is also a belief in His judgement. Yet the masonic punishments are not a Christian teaching. The principle of the punishments themselves are self serving and exist to preserve the secrecy of the order, not to encourage good behaviour or philanthropic ideals.
I could not help but notice how the process of initiation is infact imitative of the process required to become a Roman Catholic, for example. I wondered if the symbolic death and rebirth ceremony was imitative of the Christian Baptism but yet opposite. In this regard this ceremony takes place upon the freemasonic symbol of the skull and crossbones. In themselves, these represent a story of death and birth.
I will briefly explain the significance of the skull and crossbones. According to masonic/templar legend a man had sexual intercourse with his dead sweetheart. A voice told him to return to the grave in 9 months. He did this and found the demonic 'birth' of the skull lying on top of the crossed bones.
In addition it could be argued that the purpose of the figure head of hiram abiff is to be imitative yet opposite of Jesus Christ. Serving as an example of 'good behaviour and masonic ideals' but yet remaining only a man who may or may not have really existed. Of- course Jesus Christ is much more than this to Christians.
Therefore, to an outsider, the whole process appears decidedly religious but certainly not Christian. I called it as I saw it, satanic. Yet, whether the masons themselves have 'eyes to see' this, without invitation to advance through the degrees, is debatable. In terms of biblical reference those who would practise such religion would be the last to 'see' the truth and this is ironic but also imitative yet opposite.
In so many ways I found the freemasonry to be imitative of the Christian religion which they have attacked. Imitative yet different and opposite. Just like the opposing sides in Rosslyn chapel. Perhaps the fact that I never considered joining them is revealing in itself. For what I have been doing is imitative yet opposite to their approach.
Entered Apprentice Symbolism
Suggestion as to the meaning of the masonic symbolic initiation. It is understood that the actual practises change from lodge to lodge but the essentials remain consistent. I intend to briefly propose a theory of their meaning based upon what I have written already, and by taking what I consider to be an imitative yet opposite view of there origin. I am not suggesting a traditional interpretation.
From the masonic literature I have read the following and it is entirely taken from memory. The freemason is dressed in loose fitting white garments, somewhat like a karate suit. Often accompanying this is at the ceremony is lamb skin clothing. He may be initially be presented with a hangman's noose placed around his neck, hence the source of the previous suggestion of him being suitably prepared for sacrifice. The noose obviously representing imminent death.
The lambs skin is imitative and opposite to the representation of Jesus Christ being known as the Lamb of God and being the last ever Christian sacrifice. It is also imitative and opposite to the foretelling of the coming of the womans seed which will crush the serpents head, Jesus Christ. It is also imitative and opposite in this sense because the entered apprentice has freely given himself to the serpent who is lying in wait for her heel.
The suggestion of death is imitative and opposite of the serpents promise to Eve that she would not die the death if she tasted the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
He bares his left breast. This is imitative yet opposite of the punishment of the serpent which would forever lie upon his breast and eat the earth, the left breast obviously representing the evil nature of the serpent.
He bares his left leg below the knee. This is imitative and opposite of the serpent lying in wait for the womans heel, the foretelling of the coming of Christ.
He bares his right arm. This is imitative yet the opposite of God admonishing Adam incase he should reach with his hand and taste also of the Tree of Life and live forever.
Both the hand and the heel in this sense are bared because they are coming 'under attack' by the deity. The serpent is attacking the heel of the womans seed, the entered apprentice, and at the same time is supposedly removing the chance of eternal life.
Regarding the punishments, the entered apprentices heart is 'measured' by dividers. Yet whether there is any measurement, considering their deity would be highly questionable.
I think this covers the primary aspects of the initiation of the entered apprentice, who subsequently requests advancement onto the next two degrees. After this time he must be invited to explore the 'mysteries of freemasonry'.
Most importantly, all of this is represented in Genesis Chapter 3, only one and a half pages long, which concerns the creation of man and the 'serpents craft' . This is at the very beginning of the Bible and supports the assertion of the religious ignorance of the entered apprentice.
The 'Sublime Master Mason'
Regarding the free-mason himself. I feel that the entered apprentice has probably committed the greatest act of folly he will ever complete during his lifetime. I feel that the order is dependent upon the religious ignorance of the initiate and the continued ignorance of the majority of the master masons. This is not to say that they are stupid, for I feel that if they objectively analysed their position and the body to which they belong then many would in fact leave.
As for those who progress further through the masonic degrees I wonder how 'free' they may consider themselves to be.
Are they bad people? I wouldn't go that far.
Why did I visit this site?
This brings me back to the masonic punishments. Freemasonic literature describes in a romantic fashion how the master masons actions and thoughts are seen and continually 'judged' by the all seeing eye of their deity. While as a Christian I can accept such a principal I was also satisfied that the freemasonic religion was not based upon Christian ideals. Therefore I was again curious as to what that meant in the free masonic concept.
I had long since ruled out the idea of the freemasonic punishments being of a physical nature. Therefore that left only spiritual and it had to be unpleasant. What could the lopping off of the top of a skull represent? The answer seemed obvious i.e. access to the innermost feelings and thoughts of a person against their will. The ultimate rape. Through which a person is robbed of courage and a voice.
In this regard I was reminded of the utilisation of the immoral imitative magic of baal. Was this also a reference to the punishments? Immoral imitation of thought or action by the freemasonic deity?
There are indeed carvings in Rosslyn of heads, a young mans, with their skulls lopped off, perhaps significantly, the most prominent being on the eastern wall. Whether this was as originally carved or has been done since construction is unknown, perhaps it was accidental or perhaps it was done as part of a ceremony, but it is not isolated to one carving.
Obviously there could be some comparisons drawn between this idea and this condition. That was precisely the reason I visited this site, looking for some sort of similarity and information to develop this idea further. However I must point out and emphasise that while I am satisfied that the top of the skull being lopped off represents a spiritual masonic punishment, the nature of such is purely speculation on my part.
I am not suggesting that this condition is in any way a result of the occult. I visited this site and others to gain information on how such a spiritual and essentially psychological attack could be described and envisaged. In so doing I realised some truths regarding the occult issue in general which I wished to share and have included within the first portion of this article. It is hoped that by considering some of the issues raised it will help to resolve and deter further occult investigation.
The 'Lost Secret of Freemasonry'
This is a term I repeatedly came accross. Many of the masonic and other publications delve into alternative theories and interpretations of the Bible and spend a great deal of time and effort researching ancient religions. All in the attempt to find the lost secret or the lost 'word' of freemasonry.
They propose and no doubt hope for some mystical revelation, for those with 'eyes to see', as they like to consider themselves.
The secret of freemasonry is very simple and is open for anybody to see with a little bit of objectivity and Christian faith. However, this secret is lost to the freemason himself when he requests membership and participates in the rituals of initiation.
He sucumbs to searching for the woods by looking at the individual trees, and is blinkered. He cant see the big picture.
There is no secret. Freemasonry is imitative and opposite to Christianity.
This theme applies to almost every aspect of the material I reviewed, the stone carvings I found, the freemasonic symbolism and even applies to the supposed templar/freemasonic deity baphomet. Both in interpretation of its name, absorption into wisdom and the 'means of redemption' at the hands of the same, ie labour for men and bearing children for women.
Conclusion
Despite protests to the contrary, freemasonry is a religious movement at its very core. Whether, this is acknowledged by the lowly master mason is irrelevant, as there is overwhelming documentation to prove otherwise.
The body is sustained due to the religious ignorance of the initiates and master masons, which are by far the majority.
At its core it represents an imitative and opposite view of Christianity. This core represents the minority, not the majority.
It is like a bad apple, rotten on the inside and apparently luscious on the outside. Once it has been really and deeply tasted, the masonic truth is revealed.
As far as I am concerned, it does disturb me to think that many freemasons are in public service. While I would not deny them of the opportunity to work in this area I think that the general public should at least be aware of who has joined 'the club' or any 'secret society' for that matter. I certainly would not vote for a person who, in my opinion, has so demonstrably acted in such an irresponsible manner, especially if they were middle aged and old enough to know better (as many entered apprentices are).
Regarding Rosslyn Chapel, it should be pointed out that it is infact used today as a Christian place of worship. In addition to this, the order of the templars still use the chapel for their own purposes.
Absorption into 'wisdom'.



     
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Lambang Freemasonry atauVrijmetselarij.
Freemasonry (bahasa Inggris) atau Vrijmetselarij (bahasa Belanda) adalah sebuah organisasi persaudaraan internasional. Freemasonry pada zaman modern dimulai dengan berdirinya Grand Lodge di London, Inggris pada tahun 1717. Sebagian peneliti Barat berkeyakinan bahwa Freemasonry sebenarnya sudah didirikan di Skotlandia pada abad ke-14, saat Ksatria Templarditumpas oleh Raja Perancis Philipe le Bel dan Paus Klemens V.
Di Skotlandia, Templar ini menyusup ke dalam Serikat Tukang Batu (Mason) dan menguasaigilda-gilda serikat pekerjanya (Loji). Mereka kemudian memproklamirkan diri sebagai Freemasonry, sebuah istilah yang sebenarnya nama lain dari perkumpulan Kabbalah Yahudi-Talmud.[rujukan?]
Dari Eropa, Freemasonry yang terbagi dalam dua kelompok besar (Ritus Skotlandia dan Ritus York) menyebar ke seluruh dunia termasuk ke Hindia Belanda.[rujukan?]
Maskapai perdagangan Hindia Belanda, VOC, merupakan maskapai perdagangan terbesar dunia kala itu dan dimiliki oleh Freemasonry. Nona Helena Blavatsky dan Kolonel Henry Steel Olcotttercatat sebagai orang-orang yang membawa gerakan mistik ini ke Nusantara.[rujukan?]
Organisasi ini mengklaim di seluruh dunia mereka memiliki anggota sebanyak 5 juta jiwa. Beberapa gereja Eropa melarang umatnya menjadi anggota gerakan ini.[rujukan?]
Daftar isi [sembunyikan]
        * 1 Freemasonry di Indonesia
        * 2 Penentang dan Kritik untuk Freemasonry
        * 2.1 Muslim anti-Masonry
        * 2.2 Gereja Katolik Roma
        * 3 Anggota terkenal
        * 3.1 Anggota terkenal dari Indonesia
        * 4 Referensi
        * 5 Lihat pula
        * 6 Pranala luar
[sunting]Freemasonry di Indonesia
Di Hindia-Belanda dahulu, rumah pertemuan kaum Vrijmetselarij, dalam bahasa Belanda Loge atau Loji dalam bahasa Indonesia seringkali disebut sebagai "rumah setan". Sejak zaman presiden Soekarno, gerakan ini dilarang di Indonesia.[rujukan?]
Loji-loji Freemasonry ternama di Nusantara tersebar di hampir semua wilayah di Indonesia[rujukan?] seperti di Aceh[rujukan?],Medan[rujukan?], Padang[rujukan?], Palembang[rujukan?], Jawa[rujukan?], Sulawesi[rujukan?], dan sebagainya.
Salah satu yang paling terkenal adalah Adhuc Stat alias Loji Bintang Timur yang terletak di Menteng, Jakarta Pusat[rujukan?], yang kini dipakai sebagai Gedung Bappenas. Dulu, gedung ini dikenal masyarakat luas sebagai Gedung Setan[rujukan?], karena sering dipakai sebagai tempat pemanggilan arwah orang mati oleh para angota Mason.[rujukan?]
Dr. T.H. Stevens, seorang sejarawan Belanda, dalam bukunya berjudul "Tarekat Mason Bebas dan Masyarakat di Hindia Belanda dan Indonesia 1764-1962", yang edisi bahasa Indonesianya diterbitkan oleh Sinar Harapan dalam jumlah yang sangat terbatas, banyak memaparkan tentang gerakan dan tokoh-tokoh Freemasonry di Indonesia. Tokoh-tokoh Mason Indonesia menurut buku tersebut —yang dilengkapi foto-foto ekslusif sebagai buktinya— banyak menyangkut nama-nama terkenal seperti Sultan Hamengkubuwono VIII, RAS. Soemitro Kolopaking Poerbonegoro, Paku Alam VIII, RMAA. Tjokroadikoesoemo, dr. Radjiman Wedyodiningrat, dan banyak pengurus organisasi Boedhi Oetomo.
[sunting]Penentang dan Kritik untuk Freemasonry
[sunting]Muslim anti-Masonry
Banyak Muslim yang anti-Masonry beralasan bahwa Freemasonry sangat dekat dengan Semitisme dan Zionisme, meski kritikus lainnya mengatakan bahwa Freemasonry ada hubungannya dengan Dajjal[1]. Beberapa Muslim lainnya yang anti-Masonry beranggapan bahwa Freemasonry memiliki misi untuk mempromosikan Yahudi di seluruh negara di dunia, dan misi terbesar mereka adalah mendirikan Kuil Solomon di Jerusalem setelah menghancurkan Masjid Al-Aqsa[2]. Pada artikel 28 dari konvensi Hamas, dinyatakan bahwa Freemasonry, Rotary, dan grup yang serupa lainnya "bekerja dalam kerangka dan berdasarkan instruksi Zionisme ..."[3] Namun, beberapa negara seperti Turki dan Malaysia membolehkan Grand Lodge[4].
[sunting]Gereja Katolik Roma
Gereja Katolik Roma adalah institusi keagamaan pertama yang menyatakan bahwa Freemasonry adalah gerakan terlarang dan sesat (bid'ah). Hal ini dikarenakan sepak terjang Freemasonry :
- Sejarah berdirinya dan berkembangnya Freemasonry yang berasal dari gerakan "Knights of Templar" (Satria Templar); yaitu organisasi yang tadinya berada dalam naungan gereja katolik pada zaman perang salib, namun pada perkembangan berikutnya organisasi ini mengembangkan sistem ritual magis sendiri yang bertentangan dengan ajaran gereja katolik (penyembahan dewa kuno bernama Baphomet yang berkepala kambing dan berbadan manusia, pada perkembangan berikutnya oleh Templar diartikan sebagai Lucifer), dan berkecimpung di dunia politik dan ekonomi begitu dominan hingga berkeinginan menguasai segala bidang pada zaman itu. Oleh karenanya Templar dilarang dan dinyatakan sesat oleh gereja katolik roma.
- Freemasonry menganggap diri sebagai kelanjutan dari Satria Templar, sehingga memiliki ritual, sistem dan tujuan yang sama pula. Mereka memiliki ritual magis dan mistik yang ditujukan kepada "Sang Arsitek Agung" / "The Great Architect" yang bernama lain Lucifer dan Baphomet. Lucifer secara tradisi kristiani adalah setan, musuh dari Tuhan.
- Freemasonry memiliki visi dan misi untuk menghancurkan keberadaan agama kristiani di dunia, secara khusus ditujukan kepada penghancuran gereja katolik roma yang dianggap oleh mereka sebagai gereja kristiani yang didirikan oleh Yesus (secara tradisi dipercaya bahwa paus pertama gereja katolik roma adalah rasul Petrus, murid Yesus sendiri), yang oleh mereka berarti melambangkan kekristenan dan Yesus sendiri. Visi dan misi ini telah dinyatakan dalam dokumen-dokumen dan doa-doa mereka.
- Gereja katolik roma memandang Freemasonry (dan juga Illuminati) sebagai gerakan perintis munculnya antikristus. Antikristus secara tradisi kristiani adalah gerakan bersifat iblis yang dipercaya akan muncul pada zaman akhir untuk menyesatkan seluruh dunia sebelum kiamat.
Di Indonesia, gerakan Freemasonry dan gedung pertemuan mereka pernah ada, namun akhirnya dinyatakan sebagai organisasi terlarang pada zaman pemerintahan Soekarno. Pada saat masih ada dan eksis di Indonesia, mereka sangat aktif menentang gereja katolik di Indonesia.
[sunting]Anggota terkenal
        * Enrico Fermi
        * Johann von Goethe
        * Voltaire
        * Duke Ellington
        * Rudyard Kipling
        * Louis Armstrong
        * Winston Churchill
        * Giuseppe Garibaldi
        * Charles Lindbergh
        * beberapa Presiden Amerika Serikat:
        * George Washington
        * James Monroe
        * Andrew Jackson
        * Martin Van Buren
        * James Polk
        * James Buchanan
        * Abraham Lincoln (dilantik secara anumerta oleh loji yang telah ia ajukan, dan diingkari, keanggotaan saat mencalonkan diri untuk Senat AS)
        * Andrew Johnson
        * James Garfield
        * William McKinley
        * Theodore Roosevelt
        * William Taft
        * Warren Harding
        * Franklin D. Roosevelt
        * Harry Truman
        * Lyndon Johnson
        * Gerald Ford.
[sunting]Anggota terkenal dari Indonesia
        * Raden Saleh[rujukan?]
        * Dr. Radjiman Wediodiningrat[rujukan?]
        * Hamengkubuwono VIII[rujukan?]
        * Soemitro Kolopaking[rujukan?]
        * Sri Paku Alam VIII[rujukan?]
        * Raden Mas Tjokroadikoesoemo[rujukan?]
[sunting]Referensi
        1. ^ Prescott, Andrew. The Study of Freemasonry as a New Academic Discipline (pdf), pp. 13–14. Diakses pada 21 Mei 2006.
        2. ^ Can a Muslim be a freemason?. (asp) Islamonline.com. Diakses pada 2007-05-08
        3. ^ Hamas Covenant of 1988. Wikisource. Accessed 2 October 2007.
        4. ^ Leyiktez, Celil. "Freemasonry in the Islamic World". Accessed 2 October 2007.
[sunting]Lihat pula



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Quark, Strangeness and Charm
Freemasons: The silent destroyers - deist religious cult based on the Knights Templar
Have a good look inside Bristol Freemason's Hall
" ...these people can poison every part of a person's life." Christian ex-masonic judge, 'Christopher' , speaks out
"The great strength of our Order lies in its concealment; let it never appear in any place in its own name, but always covered by another name, and another occupation. None is better than the three lower degrees of Free Masonry; the public is accustomed to it, expects little from it, and therefore takes little notice of it. Next to this, the form of a learned or literary society is best suited to our purpose, and had Free Masonry not existed, this cover would have been employed; and it may be much more than a cover, it may be a powerful engine in our hands. By establishing reading societies, and subscription libraries, and taking these under our direction, and supplying them through our labours, we may turn the public mind which way we will." - Adam Weishaupt, founder of the Illuminati in John Robison's Proofs of a Conspiracy, 1793.
My page on the occultist secret society at Yale University - the Skull and Bones
Bristol's masonic Royal Arch synagogue of satan in pictures
When a freemason is being initiated into the third degree he is struck on the forhead in the dark, falling back either into a coffin or onto a coffin shape design. His fellow masons lift him up and when he opens his eyes he is confronted with a human skull and crossed bones. Under this death threat how can any freemason of third degree or higher be trusted, particularly in public office? He is hoodwinked literally and metaphorically, placing himself in a cult and under a curse.
Great Architect of the Universe?
Important note: Not all masons are evil! Many initiates disapprove of self-seeking criminality and persecution that goes on, particularly at the higher degrees. These higher degrees are controlled by a 'higher' order calling itselfilluminated masonry.
Grand Orient Freemasonry is wholly separate from 'Anglo-Saxon' Freemasonry, as exemplified by the grand lodges of England, Ireland, Scotland and the USA. Traditionally they have been at war. Anglo-Saxon Freemasonry believes in the 'Great Architect of the Universe' - GAOTU - and its rituals are ostensibly monotheistic - whereas Grand Orient Freemasonry is godless.
Articles about freemasonry: Masonic News - Mason's Corner - The Devil in Disguise?
FIRST FIRST TIME ON THE WEB - MASONIC RESEARCH MATERIAL - lists of UK freemasons from the Masonic Yearbook
 - Short searchable list from below doc's
 - United Grand Lodge of England - list of freemason offices, officers and organisation - Masonic Yearbook (6.7Mb) - reduced size/content searchable PDF and RTF
 - Original file as text only - much smaller Masonic Yearbook 2003/4
 - Another - less complete - published list of Grand Lodge masons
 - searchable .pdf of United Grand Lodge
Glossary of the occult
Inside Bristol's Park Street Masonic Lodge
Freemasonry destroying the Christian Church
Transcript of 1999 Freemason TV documentary: Word and RTF documents
A Christian ex-mason's plea for all masons
Having family trouble? How to lead freemasons away from the lodge
Freemasonry in the top echelons of the British Army
Occult Operators
Institutionalised sycophants?
This site reviewed on Masonic site about anti-Masons! ?! Confused?!?!
Some specific alleged victims - interfering with the rule of law?
VOMIT - weekly news-sheet - Victims Of Masonic Ill Treatment
Freemasonry and the occult discussed - A Christian point-of-view from Thomas Harris
Some of the best up-to-date websites critical of freemasonry:
Why not download a site stripper such as Teleport and 'rip' the whole site?
Gerry Coulter's sites www.dorsetvictimsup port.org -www.policeinefficie ncy.com - www.dorsetpolice. net
Durham's masonic corruption repair man -www.cobblers2thecou ncil.com
Freemason Watch - www.freemasonrywatc h.org - Brilliant!
Catherine Millard - freemason exposee - www.christianherita gemins.org
Ian Johnston's "antidote to local authority websites" - www.rottenborough. org.uk
Gerry's tribunal case - www.disputes. org
Freemasonry and the Templars - www.dagobertsreveng e.com
Have a laugh! - www.masonicteddies. co.uk
Support Group http://www.false- allegations. org.uk/
Masonic Government - www.saintsalive. com/freemasonry
List of Dorset Masonic Magistrates - www.dorsetvictimsup port.org/ mason_magistrate s.htm
UK anti-Mason site - www.mason-rule. com
Bit crazy but.... - www.swordofjustice. tv
List of British Freemasons
http://imageevent. com/disposableso ldier/areyouadis posablecitizen
http://www.public- interest. co.uk/masons/
1. Help for the victims of freemasonry http://www.reachout trust.org/
2. Since 1973, the SCP has been a frontline ministry confronting the occult and explaining why they are making an impact on our society.  http://www.scp- inc.org/
Book extracts:
'The Brotherhood' index
Ex-masons speaking out
From The Universal Book of Craft Masonry:
Information For Candidates
The Officers of the Lodge
Initiation rites
Further Reading:
Critical masonic booklist
'Inside The Brotherhood'
Some pro and anti masonic conversation
MASONIC RITUAL AND SYMBOLIC TERMS - from 'Masonic Ritual'
*** Masonic www links ***
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Glossary of the Occult - definitions
Templars
Knights Templar. A religious, military and banking order (Knights of the Temple of Solomon) founded by Crusaders in Jerusalem to defend the Holy Sepulchure and Christian pilgrims; a kind of Foreign Legion. Founded by Hugues de Payns with nine followers in 1118. Saint Bernard of Clairvaux drew up the Templars rule, 72 articles, in 1128. Invented the checking account. The world's first multinational. After Jerusalem was lost finally in 1244 the order's prestige and credibility fell. Abuses of landed and financial poer increased. King Philip the Fair of France ordered the arrest for of all French Templars in a suprise raid on Friday 13th October 1307. The French Treasury was located in the Temple in Paris, outside the King's control. Some captive Templars confessed they worshiped Baphomet and the devil in the form of a cat. French Templar leaders, Templar preceptor of Normandy Geoffroy de Charnay and Grand Master Jacques de Molay were burnt at the stake for
 in 1312. The Templars were disbanded in the 14th century and most of their estates were given to the Knights Hospitallers.
Illuminati
A masonic sect founded by Adam Wieshaupt (the 'first man of the higher wisdom') in Bavaria in 1778 claiming that the illuminating grace of Christ resided in it alone.
Rosicrucian Society
A society professing esoteric religious doctrines, venerating the emblems of the rose and the cross as symbols of Christ's resurrection and redemption, and claiming various occult powers. The order believed an association was needed in Europe that would guide rulers along the paths of wisdom and good [C17: from Latin Rosae Crucis, Rose of the Cross, translation of the German name Christian Rosenkreutz (b.1378 d.1484), supposed founder of the society]
Occult
Of or characteristic of magical, mystical, or supernatural arts, phenomena, or influences. [C16: from Latin occultus, past principle of occulere, from ob over, up + culãre, related to celare to conceal]
Freemasons
A widespread occult order, of Free and Accepted Masons, swearing oaths to secrecy and mutual aid. Claims to have been founded in London in 1717. Development of medieval Craft Masons, retaining secret signs and passwords by which itinerant workers in the guild recognised each other.
Order of the Garter
The highest order of British Knighthood. It consists of the sovereign, 31 knight companions and extra members created by statute.
Theosophical Society
Founded by Elena Petrovna Blavatsky, author of Isis Unveiled (1877), in 1875. Claims intuitive insight into the divine nature, but denies the existance of a personal God. Claims to be derived from the sacred writings of Brahmanism and Buddhism.
Knights of Malta
Military order of Knights who, by tradition, have been allowed to assassinate anyone with impunity guaranteed by all the royal families in Europe.
More definitions:
The reception of a mason into the 33rd degree
from defunked website - www.theunbrokencirc le.com
Alchemy: The Science of decomposing and recomposing things, as well as of changing their essnetial nature and raising it higher--transmuting them into each other. While chemistry deals with lifeless matter, alchemy employs life as a factor, and deals with higher forces of nature and the conditions of matter under which they operate. In its lowest aspect, it deals with physical substances, but in its highest aspect it teaches the regeneration of the spiritual man, the purification of mind, will and thought, and the ennobling of all the faculties of the human soul.
Bilderberg Group: a powerful global elite,Group together with their 'sister' organisations- the Trilateral Commission (known also as the "Child of Bilderberg") and the Council on Foreign Relations plot the subversion and silent takeover of constitutional governments and world economy
Craft: the Craft is a term used to refer Wicca and Witchcraft.
Demon: (derived from "daemon") an artificial elemental created by a neurotic complex of energies and emotions, whether of one person or many, hence contraproductive or harmful in influence and effect.
Evocation: Calling elements or Gods/Goddesses to be present in ritual.
Earth Magic: The energy that exists within stones, herbs, flames, wind, earth,grass, water, and other such natural objects not listed here .
Folklore: Traditional sayings, cures, faerie tales,knowledge and folk wisdom of a particular locale which is separate from their mythology.
Gnosticism: the practice of several early and pre-Christian cults who believe that spiritual emancipation could only be achieved by the attainment of knowledge of the self. This idea of 'gnosis' through self knowledge and self love almost converges with satanic philosophies. The Catholic Church still regards the Gnostic gospels as heretical.
Golden Dawn Society: The Golden Dawn, founded in 1887, was an offshoot of the English Rosicrucian Society created twenty years earlier by Robert Wentworth Little, and consisted largely of leading Freemasons.The Golden Dawn, with a smaller membership, was formed for the practice of ceremonial magic and the acquisition of initiatory knowledge .
Higher Self: that part of us which connects our corporeal minds to the Collective Unconscious and with the divine knowledge of the universe.
Horned God: one of the most prevalent God-images in Paganism.
Illuminati: Illuminati is a Greek word meaning Illumination a name given to those who submitted to a Christian baptism. The Order of the Illuminati was established with some unspecified ties to the Masonic lodges of Germany orgin ; as a secret society within a secret society.
Jew-itch: name coined by some Pagans of Jewish origin who are actively seeking out the pagan roots of their birth religion.
Kabbala: mystical teaching from the Jewish-Gnostic tradition. Ceremonial Magick and the Alexandrian traditions are based in these teachings.
Lesser Magic: the art and ability bend people to your will through subtle management of your appearance and/or actions. This can be achieved through observations of body-language and character traits.
Lucifer: (Latin for "light-bearer" ), name for the planet Venus when it appears as the morning star; Vulgate translation of the Hebrew expression for "bright one." The Hebrew prophet Isaiah used the term in a satirical allusion to the king of Babylon, describing the frustrated ambition of the morning star to rise higher than all the other stars: "How art thou fallen from heaven,O Lucifer, son of the morning" (quote from bible passage Isaiah 14:12).
Majestic 12: a top secret goverment created group to handle the supposed 1947 recovery and evaluation of a crashed alien space-craft in new mexico .
New World Order: an economic occult elite comprising less than 1% of the population. Their immense wealth and power enable them to exercise control over the governmental process, they effectively operate the country as a Feudal oligarchy.
New Age: the mixing of metaphysical practices with structured religion.
Occult: ("hidden, concealed") secret, esoteric; term used for magick and other esoteric arts and sciences, such as astrology or alchemy
Pagan: From the Latin word Paganus,meaning a "country dweller" the Church uses it as a derogatorily to describe any person who is not Christian, Jew or Moslem. A follower of a polytheistic religion
Qaballa: mystical teaching from the Jewish-Gnostic tradition.
Rosicrucian: The first mention of Rosicrucian is a 1614 German document that purports to recount the life of a legendary medieval knight, Christian Rosenkreuz, who traveled to Morocco and the Near East to acquire secret wisdom and the "elixir of life." The Rosicrucians, thereby, developed as a secret order of men and women who claim to possess wisdom that has been handed down from ancient times.
Shamanism: the practice of shamans which is usually ritualistic or magickal in nature, sometimes can be religious.
Skull And Bones: The Skull & Bones is a Society It is a Senior year society which exists only at Yale.Members are chosen in their Junior year and spend only 1 year on campus, the Senior year, with the group
Temple of set: originally formed in 1975 by disaffected members of the Churchof Satan led by Michael Aquino. The ToS has developed in a more Crowleyan direction, basing its belief on Set the Egyptian god of evil.
Teutonic Knights: German military religious order founded dueing the time (1190–91) during the siege of Acre in the Third Crusade. It was originally known as the Order of the Knights of the Hospital of St. Mary of the Teutons in Jerusalem. The order was one of nobles, and the knights took the monastic vows of poverty , chastity , and obedience.
Uncasting: uncasting is opening a circle at the end of a completed ritual.
Voodoo: polytheistic religion derived from worship of gods in African and the beliefs of Catholicism. Practiced mainly by the West Indians.
Wicca: an ancient religion based on the religion of the aboriginal Europeans involving the worship of the old Gods/Goddesses and the practice of magic.
Yggdrasil: one of the best known Tree of Life symbols. It unites all existence from the Underworld, to that of the Physical world.
Zodiac: The stars in the heavens divided into twelve main groups. Imaginary patterns are imposed upon various star patterns as an aid to remember the stars.In Astrology, the Zodiac signs signify personality types for the people born under them
nb. There are many other occult systems including Wicca, Satanism, Golden Dawn etc. etc.
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"The very word 'secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings. We decided long ago that the dangers of excessive and unwarranted concealment of pertinent facts far outweighed the dangers which are cited to justify it."
President John F. Kennedy - address to newspaper publishers, April 27, 1961
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Masonic News
The reception of a mason into the 18th degree - a Scottish rite ceremony
For the freemasons' own news see Freemasonry Today - in-house masonic publication
01May08 - Illuminati in a Nutshell
08Dec06 - unsourced - Masonic Lord Cavendish slept in a coffin!
14Nov06 - Tehachapi News - Freemasonry 'not satanic'
28Oct06 - Secrets in the stone - The Scotsman
27Oct06 - The Scotsman - Seeing the light
02Jul06 - Sunday Herald - Masons under anti-terror surveillance after UDA infiltrates Scottish lodges
04Jan05 - Guardian - Hertford, home of the Holy Grail
14Dec04 - Black Information Link - Freemasons the reason police are still racist
10Nov04 - The Times - Buttiglione 'outs' his EU successor as a Freemason
18Oct04 - Charlie Holmes -  Freemasonry in Tuscany and Valdelsa
20Aug04 - IC Coventry - Council code 'removes' Freemasons
19Feb04 - Exclusive - Bilderberg Organiser is Head Mason's PA
10Mar04 - BBC - Istanbul bomb attack kills one
10Mar04 - BBC - Man killed in Masonic gun ritual
13Jan04 - Guardian - Masonic councillors to be outed
18Nov03 - Freemasonry in 'The Sweeney'
14Nov03 - Freemasonry at the apex of the British Army
02Mar03 - Sunday Herald - Attempts to hide Dunblane files for 100 years
18Feb03 - BBC - Court hears 'secret society' claims
15Nov02 - Independent - The 'Satanic' Brotherhood with clergymen in its ranks
01Jul00 - Investigative Journalism Review - Professor of freemasonry to probe murky past of masonic brotherhood
28Jun00 - Independent - Police defy force with Masonic lodge
16Apr00 - Sunday Telegraph - Masonic disclosure blocked to protect police 'credibility'
17Apr00 - Daily Telegraph - Head of Kentish Masonic Lodge - Arrogant killer who made crime pay
14Apr00 - Independent - Freemason Noye's tangled web of corruption
The Masons Stole My House - Scallywag Magazine
02Mar00 - Anything to Declare? - investigation by BBC Southern Eye
Jan99 - Information from Punch magazine 'outing the masons'
17Dec97 - How to expose masonic councillors from The Guardian
27Oct95 - Lancashire Evening Telegraph - 'Masonic nightmare' victims tell their tale
Many articles from internet intelligence publications
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01May08 - Illuminati in a Nutshell
Printable word document
Illuminati in a nutshell
AIMS
(1) Abolition of ALL ordered national governments
(2) Abolition of inheritance
(3) Abolition of private property
(4) Abolition of patriotism
(5) Abolition of the family as the cell from which all civilisations have stemmed.
(6) Abolitions of all religions so that the Luciferian ideology of a totalitarian elite may be imposed on mankind.
STRATEGIES
(1) USE TEMPTATION TO ENTRAP
To use monetary and sex bribery to obtain control of people already occupying positions in high places in ALL governments and other fields of human endevour. Once fallen they were to be held in bondage by application of political and other forms of blackmail and threats of financial ruin, public exposure, and physical harm.
(2) GET THEM WHILE THEY'RE YOUNG
Illuminati on the faculties of colleges and universities were to recommend students belonging to well-bred families for special training in internationalism. They were to be at first persuaded and then convinced that men of special ability and brains had the RIGHT to rule those less gifted. Three special Illuminati schools are located at Gordonstoun in Scotland; Salem in Germany; and Anavryta in Greece.
(3) TERMINATOR AGENTS
Blackmailed Illuminati puppets and Illuminati educated students were to be used as agents and placed behind the scenes of ALL governments as 'experts' and 'specialists' so they could advise the top executives to adopt policies which would bring about the ultimate destruction of the religions they werre elected or appointed to serve.
(4) TO OWN PUBLIC DISCOURSE
The Illuminati were to obtain control of the press and all other agencies which distribute information to the public. News was to be slanted so that the public would get behind Illuminati puppets and come to believe in a One World Government as the only solution to the world's problems.
DEGREES
0. Preparation
1. Novice
2. Minerval
3. Illuminatus Minor
4. Illuminatus Major (Scotch Novice)
5. Illuminatus Dirigens (Scotch Knight)
6. Presbyter (Priest)
7. Principatus Illuminatus (Prince)
8. Magus (Master)
9. Rex (Man-God)
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08Dec06 - unsourced - Lord Cavendish slept in a coffin
This photo might be of interest. I took it last Summer (2005) at Holker Hall Garden Festivaland it shows clearly the Cavendish logo of the snake with a crown on its head!!
This serpent logo is everywhere on the estate and in the house. It is built into decorative mosaics in the garden and is printed on every piece of stationary in the shop etc. etc.
Rumour has it that Lord Cavendish slept in a coffin and that must relate to high level Free Masonic rituals or something like that. A friend who is very aware of these things looked at the house and spotted the copper roofed turret room that is central to the huge building and he said that he wouldn't be surprised if rituals were conducted there. He also said that he suspected there would be a large underground area and this has been confirmed. A friend knows someone who works at the hall and she said that the area underneath the hall is big enough for all the Royal family to shelter in case of an emergency!!
If anyone else knows anything re Cavendish family and Illuminati connections, let me know. James Casbolt's and David Icke's descriptions of the occult rituals are so difficult to accept and understand, as they are total anathema to anyone who has a good heart and who is gentle, peaceful and compassionate as we are.
The only way I cope is to imagine whole families who have been brought up to accept the rituals as 'normal.' They also have a different DNA and can't experience emotions as we do. If we practice 'sending' them love and compassion then I am sure the positive effects will be felt deep within them.....
In peace from Pen xx
Contact: "Penny" <peacepals1(at) tesco.net>
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Freemasonry 'not satanic'
Ritualistic site noted as “place of interest” by local deputies
By: Matthew Chew
Posted by editor Tue Nov 14, 2006
http://www.tehachap inews.com/ home/ViewPost/ 16562
Kern County Sheriff's Deputies located a site in the Old Towne area last week  they are categorizing as a "meeting place" or "site of interest" because of several unusual items located there.
Neighbors reported seeing suspicious activity by teenagers dressed in black or "gothic" attire. The teens were seen entering and leaving private property in a rural area of Old Towne through a barbed wire fence.
The Sheriff's department contacted the property owner to verify if the activity was authorized, which the property owner denied.
Sheriff's deputy Roy Scott said that the sight, "is definitely something of interest."
Aside from the issue of trespassing on private property, a great deal of work has been done on the land, for what appears to be some form of ritualistic gathering.
There is a large pit, with a fire ring at the bottom and some sort of stadium seating carved into the sides of the pit. It resembles an ancient amphitheater.
Across from the pit is a stone fire ring in the shape of a pentagram. Although associated with Satanic worship, a pentagram has been used by different cultures and religions throughout history.
There are also several animal skulls and bones on the site and a tree carved with a pentagram and an inverted cross. Sharks teeth are embedded at each tip of the pentagram. A beheaded skunk was found near one of the fire pits and a meat cleaver laying nearby the mutilated creature was confiscated by deputies.
Scott said, "It took a lot of effort and work."
The sheriffs are making routine checks of the site but have not yet encountered anyone on the property.
Scott said evidence found in the area does indicate recent activity, but currently the Sheriff's Department classifies the location only as a gathering place, or "place of interest."
http://www.tehachap inews.com/ home/ViewPost/ 16562
Letter to the editor: Freemasonry not satanic
By: Geoffrey Braslow
I read the article in the Nov. 8 Tehachapi News regarding sheriff's deputies investigating a site in Old Towne that had allegedly been used as a site for satanic ritual. The reporter then goes on to describe the pentagram as a symbol used by other cultures or religions such as Freemasonry. That touched a nerve.
First of all, Freemasonry is neither a religion nor a culture. Freemasons ask only that its members believe in a supreme being. Admittedly, the reporter did not say that Masons are evil, but he links them in the same article that reports on satanic ritual. In fact, Freemasonry in and of itself does not use the pentagram as one of its symbols. The inverted star, however, is used as the symbol of Order of Eastern Star, a group of charitable ladies who are sponsored by Masons. The photograph of the Masonic square and compass surrounded by the letter "G" is identified as having five points. But if the author looks carefully, he will see six and another point.
His reporting on the crime may be accurate, but had he done better research before writing this article, he would have known that the pentagram has been used as a representation of good things longer than it has symbolized Satanism. He is only sensationalizing. There are fifty pentagrams that adorn our own flag of the United States. The American Medal of Honor uses the pentagram. The pentagon is a pentagram. The pentagram is an ancient pagan symbol that represented nature and life and man's connection with the gods and goddesses. Freemasonry supports charities and education. To use it as an example in an article was irresponsible.
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Secrets in the stone
First part of the initiation into the third degree
CLAIRE SMITH - The Scotsman - 28th October 2006
http://living. scotsman. com/index. cfm?id=159440200 6
ON THE south wall of Rosslyn Chapel, alongside the entrance historically used by women, is a very curious carving. It shows a blindfolded figure, kneeling between two pillars and holding a Bible, with a noose lying loosely around his neck.
To anyone familiar with the rites of Freemasonry, this carving bears a remarkable similarity to a Masonic initiation ceremony. But if Alan Butler and John Ritchie, the authors of Rosslyn Revealed, are correct, the resemblance is anything but coincidental.
Rosslyn has long been associated with Freemasonry, a worldwide secret society thought to have originated among the guilds of medieval craftsmen. But Butler and Ritchie believe the connection between Rosslyn and Freemasonry is more dramatic than anyone previously suspected - arguing that the beliefs of Freemasonry were first formulated by the stonemasons who built Rosslyn. They believe the chapel was not simply a reflection of the philosophy of Freemasonry, but its original inspiration.
In Rosslyn Revealed, they claim the beliefs of Freemasonry are rooted in the Ebionite philosophy of Sir William Sinclair and Gilbert Haye, creators of Rosslyn Chapel. Ebionites denied the divinity of Jesus Christ and exalted John the Baptist.
Ritchie says: "Ebionites did not believe in a hierarchical church. They believed every individual was unique and had their own relationship with God. They believed in the betterment of mankind and in man the artist. Freemasons also believe in the betterment of mankind, in education and the individual - we believe Rosslyn was the origin of that philosophy."
The authors believe that Haye, a polymath and former chancellor at the French court, came to Scotland because it had a reputation for independent thinking. The book argues that the master masons who came to Midlothian from across Europe to build the chapel between 1456 and 1496 became, in effect, the first Freemasons. The secretive nature of the craft, they say, was forged at Rosslyn, through rituals and ceremonies devised by Haye and Sinclair - linked closely to the beliefs of the Ebionites.
The carvings of Rosslyn are unlike those of a normal church because they reflect Ebionite symbolism rather than the more mainstream Christian tradition.
Ebionism had its origins in a pre-Christian mystery tradition and incorporated beliefs and symbols from Judaism, Islam and Egyptian and Persian traditions. Butler and Ritchie believe Sinclair and Haye enshrined these beliefs and symbols in the very fabric of Rosslyn - to ensure they were understood by future generations.
Many believe some of the leading figures of the Renaissance may have been Ebionites. But the sect, with its emphasis on individuality, was a threat to the hierarchical beliefs of the established church.
When Sinclair and Haye gathered the finest stonemasons in Europe to build Rosslyn, they paid them well. To ensure they kept quiet about the role of Ebionism and the mystical symbolism incorporated into the design of the chapel, Ritchie and Butler believe they swore their workers to secrecy by forming them into a society - binding them together with oaths, ceremonies and terrifying threats; the very roots of Freemasonry.
Ritchie says: "As it turns out, Rosslyn is far more important to Freemasonry than we thought. In fact, Freemasonry owes its very existence to the chapel."
In Rosslyn Revealed, the authors say: "The earl was faced with a problem. How would it be possible to pass on knowledge of the timeless truths carved into the walls of the chapel without divulging its secrets to the world at large and thereby bringing retribution down on his own head and that of his children [because Ebionites were viewed as heretics]? The creation of Freemasonry was his response."
Ironically, when the authors first embarked on their research almost ten years ago, they were sceptical about the chapel's supposed links with Freemasonry. Many of the carvings inside the chapel with supposed Masonic links were actually added in 1871, when the chapel was extensively restored - and Butler and Ritchie are convinced that the carving which visitors to the chapel are told is of the apprentice who built the so-called Apprentice Pillar, linked to a well-known Masonic legend, is actually the defaced image of an apostle.
However, they admit they were wrong. Ritchie says: "This is something which is so typical of Rosslyn. Every time you think you have worked things out, it throws up something which completely takes you by surprise."
While it might seems incredible to associate a tiny chapel in Midlothian with the very creation of a secret brotherhood which spread worldwide and played an important role in the creation of the American constitution, the link between Freemasonry with the Sinclair family is clear.
The earliest known Freemason lodge, Lodge 0, was recorded at Kilwinning in Ayrshire in 1598 and was associated with a Tironesian Abbey on Sinclair land. The oldest written records of Freemasonry are found in Scotland and the Sinclairs of Roslin were hereditary Grand Masters of Scottish Freemasonry.
The authors found a compelling piece of evidence in the "first degree tracing board" of Freemasonry, which shows three pillars, just like those at the front of the nave in Rosslyn Chapel. The pillar on the right, which is the most ornate, represents beauty and stands in the same place as the Apprentice Pillar - which has long been associated with Masonic legend.
Much of the metaphor found in theoretical Freemasonry, which was to become so powerful and widespread around the world, is based on different styles of architecture and stone craft.
And one of the most curious facts about Rosslyn Chapel is that it contains examples of many different styles of architecture. Ritchie says: "It has examples of every kind of arch and window that were available at the time. It is like a guide book, an instruction book for the guild."
Astronomy, in particular the planet Venus, has an important role in Masonic ritual and Ritchie and Butler believe Rosslyn was used as an observatory from which to chart the movements of Venus.
While the beliefs of Freemasonry have changed and been embellished over the years, the authors believe they have their core origins in the Ebionite belief systems incorporated into the design of Rosslyn. They write: "At the heart of Freemasonry we still find imperatives critically important to William Sinclair and Gilbert Haye. These include a deep reverence for John the Baptist, an enduring belief in justice, equality and fraternity, a reverence for the Noahide Laws of ancient Judaism and a recognition for that all-important part of the year around the autumn equinox.
"The same heady cocktail of Old Testament legend, Ebionite Christianity, mystery rite religion and a reverence for the human sprit that was personified by the 15th-century Sinclairs was passed directly to Freemasonry and in part survives with the craft to this day."
While the Masonic angels inside the chapel are undoubtedly a piece of Victorian fancy, the Masonic initiate on the outside of the building may well have been the first of his kind.
Once again, the facts about Rosslyn Chapel may well prove to be even more extraordinary than the fiction. In the book, Butler and Ritchie write: "Long after interest in The Da Vinci Code has waned, Freemasons from around the world will still be making their way to Rosslyn Chapel. And that is how it should be, because without this extraordinary building Freemasonry would never have existed. Rosslyn Chapel is without any doubt the oldest and most important of all Freemasonic temples."
• Find out more about the authors' investigations at www.rosslynrevealed .com
Apprentice Pillar: nothing is as it appears
Second part of the initiation into the third degree
VISITORS to Rosslyn Chapel have always been fascinated by the so-called Apprentice Pillar, the mediaeval masterpiece at the right of the altar. At the foot of the pillar are the dragons of Yggdrasil and twined around the column is an everlasting vine which links all the ornate carvings in the chapel.
The legend told to visitors is that this pillar was carved by an apprentice in his master's absence - and that when the master saw its beauty, he murdered its creator.
Many have doubted the story. Early accounts speak of the Prince's Pillar, and the carving said to be the head of the apprentice shows signs of being roughly modified to make it seem like a young man.
Butler and Ritchie believe the pillar represents the tree of life, the mystical symbol found in the Jewish text known as the Kabbalah, which shows the connection of Heaven and Earth.
But they also found a strong link between the design of the pillar and the tale of St Matthew's staff. In the biblical story, Matthew, right, doubts Jesus and is told to plant his staff in the ground.
In the Bible story, the staff grows into a great tree, with "a vine twisted around it and honey coming from above" - and from the base of the tree springs a source of water and "creatures that creep and crawl".
Like everything at Rosslyn Chapel, this is not as it seems. The authors believe the association with St Matthew's staff was a cover story, to distract attention from the profusion of strange and rather un-Christian carvings covering the chapel walls.
And, while the story of St Matthew's staff is a conventional Bible story, it is also a link to a surviving Hebrew gospel, in which John the Baptist is exalted as a prophet.
Nothing is as it appears at Rosslyn. When investigations were carried out around the chapel in the 1980s, it was discovered that foundations for a much bigger building had been laid. Even today, Rosslyn looks curiously unfinished from the outside but, in the authors' view, this was done deliberately to keep the prying eyes of the bishops away from the interior of the church.
As they say, there is still much to be discovered and "what rites and secret services once took place in the chapel at night when the shutters were safely barred may remain forever a mystery to all of us".
But the miraculously preserved carvings reveal a world which encompassed Judaism, Eastern mysticism, and images clearly from China - and even possibly from America. "We can be certain that no single overriding religious belief dominates in this sacred spot," they write. "There is something for every believer here, in what was clearly intended to be a compendium of religious and philosophical thought."
FREEMASONRY FACTS
Doors of the Masonic Temple at Covent Garden in London
1 You don't have to be a Christian to be a Freemason. However, Masons do believe in a "supreme being". Masonic rituals refer to the creator of the world as the "divine architect".
2 The fraternity of Freemasonry uses the metaphor of a stonemason's tools and crafts to describe an esoteric system of morality.
3 The square and compass is the key symbol of Freemasonry. Some believe it is a metaphor for the need for moral responsibility balanced by reason.
4 There are three degrees of Freemasonry, each of which is accompanied by ritual around which there is great secrecy. Freemasons begin as Apprentice, and progress to Master then Grand Master.
5 Freemasons are sworn to secrecy when they become a member of a lodge, but identify themselves to each other using special handshakes, signs and code words.
6 Freemasons and the Catholic Church have never had an easy relationship. The current Pope, above, issued a decree saying the craft was "irreconcilable with the doctrine of the church".
7 The secrecy and oaths of loyalty of Freemasonry have brought it under suspicion from conspiracy theorists. In an episode of The Simpsons, Mr Burns hallucinates and sees talking flies saying: "Freemasons rule the world."
8 Around 200,000 Freemasons were exterminated in Nazi Germany.
9 John the Baptist, left, is the patron saint of Freemasons. His Saint's Day falls on 24 June - the summer solstice.
10 Scotland has the earliest recorded Freemason lodge in the world and also the lodge with the earliest written records. Robert Burns was a dedicated mason and made useful contacts at lodges in Edinburgh.
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Seeing the light
The 'meditation room' where a candidate for freemasonry is left alone before being conducted to the 'Lodge' in order to be initiated into the first degree. Just before he 'recieves the light' the candidate, who is regarded of being still 'profane' must draw up his philosophical and moral testament - language on the skeleton's apron is French
http://living. scotsman. com/index. cfm?id=158757200 6
CLAIRE SMITH - The Scotsman - 27th October 2006
WHEN he caught sight of the bright red pentagon glowing above the great rose window of Rosslyn Chapel, Alan Butler almost let out a scream. At that point, he knew beyond doubt that Rosslyn was far more than just another medieval church.
By rediscovering the lightbox, forgotten for hundreds of years, Butler and John Ritchie, co-author of Rosslyn Revealed, moved closer to illuminating their theory that the truth about the chapel is even stranger than the fiction made world-famous by Dan Brown.
"It was a real Indiana Jones moment," recalls Ritchie. "Older inhabitants of Roslin village had told the story of a mysterious light which appeared in the chapel on St Matthew's Day [21 September]. But the story had been ignored by successive histories of the chapel."
While some eagle-eyed guides in the chapel had spotted the tiny window at the top of the east wall, few bothered to point it out to visitors. The tale of how Ritchie and Butler rediscovered the hidden lightbox and why it was key to understanding the chapel's secrets is told in Rosslyn Revealed, out today.
It all began when Ritchie, a resident of Roslin who has had a lifelong fascination with the chapel, discovered an old Victorian print of Rosslyn by Hill and Adamson. Taken in 1844, it shows the East wall before the Rose window was built. When he showed it to Nancy Bruce, a guide in the chapel and his second cousin, she pointed out the aperture above the window and said: "That must be where the light comes through on St Matthew's Day."
Ritchie, a former Reuters cameraman, trained a telephoto lens on the tiny opening and discovered it was in the shape of a pentagon and appeared to be lined with some sort of highly reflective material. He explains: "I thought 'we have got to test this' and went to buy a power torch." Thanks to the scaffolding currently built around the chapel to dry it out after disastrous renovation work, he was able to climb up and shine the torch through the aperture, while Butler stood in the centre aisle to see the effect. In the book, the authors describe what happened next: "At most, we expected a small glimmer of white light from the lamp to show above the East window in the comparative gloom of the chapel's interior, but we couldn't have been more wrong. Instead of the faint glimmer we had expected to appear in the lightbox, what met our eyes was a perfect orb of steady, strong, blood-red light."
Butler struggled to conceal his excitement from other visitors in the chapel, which included a Chinese film crew. "We were absolutely stunned. I made such a loud exclamation that my wife Kate, who was with me, had to shut me up. We knew at that moment that it had been deliberately created to do this and that the people who built this church were not Christians in the accepted sense of the word." The discovery delayed publication of the book until the authors had explored the implications of the mysterious lightbox. Without erecting scaffolding inside the chapel, it was not possible to get close enough to the window to find out exactly what the box was made of. Ritchie believes the red light may come from a precious gem and that the reflective sides of the pentagon are made from highly reflective mica. The shape is significant; the pentagon or its close friend, the pentagram, or five-pointed star, is a common feature in ancient civilisations - and an
 important symbol in Freemasonry. Many associate it with magic or satanic rituals, but it was once widely used as a symbol of Christianity, with the five corners representing the five wounds of Christ. By recreating a scale model using Perspex and mirrors, the authors managed to demonstrate that the pentagonal lightbox creates a red doughnut of light, which at a certain angle refines itself into a beam of pure white light. On 21 September, the book was at the printers, but Ritchie and Butler returned to the chapel to see if St Matthew's Light still shone in the chapel.
The pair and a few guides gathered at the back of the chapel in the early morning to see if the lightbox was still functioning. Even on a dim Autumn day, the group of witnesses saw the pentagon glowing with a strong red light. "I was absolutely stunned," says Butler. "I had to pinch myself; I thought I was having a dream. People don't find these sorts of things."
The discovery shed new light on another unusual feature of the chapel. While most medieval churches were built facing east, the precise direction was determined by the day the sun rose on the relevant saint's day [the saint to which the church was dedicated]. Rosslyn was built facing due east, although it was completed before the existence of accurate compasses.
And there was more. The position of the secret window meant the light shone through on just two days of the year - 21 March, the first day of spring, and 21 September, the autumn equinox, or beginning of winter. Ritchie says: "It is so exact that if it had been an inch either way, this phenomenon would not have happened on the day it does. That shows exactly how Rosslyn was built."
Ritchie believes the lightbox was partly obscured by the rose window created in 1871 but that before this it would have created a light which illuminated a certain point on the chapel floor. A similar phenomenon can be found at St Sulpice in Paris [also featured in The Da Vinci Code], where a light reflects along the Paris meridian at midsummer, and Chartres Cathedral. The mysterious church of Rennes le Château, source of the Templar controversy, has dancing blue lights, which appear in January.
Ritchie also believes the light also has a correlation with the chapel's founder William Sinclair, whose name translates as Holy Light.
For Butler, an expert on stone circles, megalithic structures and astro-archeology, the discovery of the lightbox is confirmation the chapel's roots are in beliefs which predated Christianity by thousands of years. Both authors believe the rediscovery of the lightbox is a key to unlocking the true meaning of Rosslyn Chapel. Butler says: "In a way, this goes back to pre-Christian beliefs, to sun worship. It shows Rosslyn is unlike any other church in the world - in effect it is a medieval stone circle."
The full significance of the way Rosslyn was aligned on a true east-west axis before the existence of accurate compasses has still to be explored - but it fits with Ritchie and Butler's belief that Gilbert Haye and William Sinclair, who built the chapel, were masters of astrology. Unlike any other church, the inside of Rosslyn Chapel was once fitted with shutters, suggesting it may have been used as a secret observatory.
The authors also believe the foundation stone for the chapel was laid on the day of a rare conjunction between Venus and the Sun which is associated with the Shekinah, the female aspect of God. The hidden window may have been used as a way of measuring the movements of the planets, particularly of Venus. And, if the authors' experiments are correct, the light the secret window projected on to the back of the chapel casts a shape remarkably similar to the Eye of Horus, the all-seeing symbol of Freemasonry.
Even a person looking at Rosslyn Chapel with an untrained eye can see aspects unusual for a Christian church. The roof is sprinkled with roses and stars, and there are more Green Men - symbols of paganism - than any other church in the world. Carvings in the chapel encompass symbols of Judaism, Hinduism, Islam - and encompass the nature and sun worship of the earliest human religions.
The authors are certain there is much more to discover about the secrets of chapel. After almost a decade of research for the book, Ritchie says: "We feel as if we have only written the introduction. "
• Rosslyn Revealed by Alan Butler and John Ritchie is published by O Books at £19.95.
Ebionites who harboured a Pope's son
The Masonic 'meditation room' in Orleans, France
THE conventional story of Rosslyn Chapel says Earl William Sinclair created it in the woods to thank God for a long and prosperous life. But John Ritchie and Alan Butler believe Gilbert Hay, listed in histories as "tutor to the Sinclair children," was key to the creation of the chapel.
The authors believe Sinclair and Hay were Ebionites, followers of a pre-Christian mystery tradition which had survived since biblical times.
Previously, Hay had been an adviser at the French court, personally knighted by the King of France and a confidant of French duke Rene D'Anjou. Hay was one of the most educated men in Europe and, while at Rosslyn, assembled one of the world's great libraries.
Ritchie and Butler believe Hay's real motive in settling at Rosslyn was to supervise the building of the chapel, which, far from being a conventional Christian church, enshrined the beliefs of the Ebionite sect. The Ebionites, who denied the divinity of Jesus and exalted John the Baptist, were persecuted and outlawed under the Inquisition. But they still had powerful friends, including Pope Pius II, below, who before becoming pontiff travelled on a secret mission to Scotland.
As a diplomat, the future pope fathered an illegitimate child, which, according to expert historians, he left with Sinclair to raise as his own.
Having friends in high places was just one of the reasons Sinclair and Hay were left alone to fill their chapel with symbolism wildly different from that of the orthodox Christian Church.
As Ebionites, their beliefs were a fusion of Pantheism, Persian dualism and Judaism. The feminine principle was acknowledged alongside the masculine and the individual was encouraged to have his or her own experience of God.
Look around Rosslyn Chapel and the evidence is there, in the carvings of feminine symbols of roses, in the portrayals of the Veil of Veronica, the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene.
In Rosslyn Revealed, Ritchie and Butler argue the Sinclair family, who are often taken to have been Knights Templar, were, in fact, Ebionites.
They ask: "Could it be possible Earl William Sinclair was a member of a family that had maintained its Ebionite, Jewish roots across 1,400 years of history?"
The evidence presented by Rosslyn Chapel seemed to indicate this could indeed be the case.
Factfile
'Whenever a Templar was received into the Order he denied Christ; he was forced to spit on a crucifix and often even to trample it underfoot' - Michelet
• Rosslyn Chapel was built between 1456 and 1496. Master masons came from all over the world to build it.
• The chapel has attracted some illustrious visitors over the years, including Sir Walter Scott, Dorothy Wordsworth, Queen Victoria, Robert Burns, Samuel Johnson, JMW Turner and Mary Queen of Scots. More recently, Michael Bentine, one of the original Goons, was a great enthusiast. He was a keen dowser and convinced Rosslyn was the centre of an unusually strong energy field. Rosslyn Revealed is dedicated to Bentine, below, while another unlikely expert is Rat Scabies, drummer with punk band The Damned. He wrote Rat Scabies and the Holy Grail with a journalist friend.
• In the 1560s a mob fuelled by John Knox and hatred of idolatry marched on the chapel to destroy it, but it was saved by local man Thomas Cochrane, who diverted the mob to Rosslyn Castle and its cellars of fine wine.
• The restoration in 1871 by the 4th Earl of Rosslyn was inspired by Queen Victoria. She was seduced by the chapel and appalled by its state of disrepair.
• The chapel is covered by a canopy and scaffolding, a result of disastrous repair work in the 50s. The inside of the chapel was coated in cement and became waterlogged. Rosslyn Chapel Trust, chaired by the current Earl, has applied for £11m of public money to restore the chapel.
• Some claim to have counted 110 green men in the chapel, as well as one highly unusual green woman. The men of the woods, with foliage emerging from the corners of their mouths, are an ancient symbol of man's interdependence with the natural world, and are also found in Hinduism.
• In The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Sir Walter Scott told the legend of the glowing red light which is said to emanate from the chapel when one of the Sinclairs is close to death. "O'er Roslin all that dreary night, a wondrous blaze was seen to gleam; 'twas broader than the watch-fire's light, And redder than the bright moonbeam."
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Masons under anti-terror surveillance after UDA infiltrates Scottish lodges
Another freemasonic 'Meditation Room'
By Neil Mackay = Sunday Herald - 02 July 2006
MASONIC halls throughout Scotland are under covert surveillance by anti-terror police after the outlawed loyalist paramilitary group, the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) successfully infiltrated the controversial secret society.
David Begg, the grand secretary of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, told the Sunday Herald that Freemasons have been advised by police that lodges throughout the country – particularly in the west of Scotland – are under surveillance by officers targeting the UDA. One Fife lodge has been penetrated by loyalist terrorists who used the premises for fund-raising and operational planning. For more than 18 months, UDA member Steven Moffat used the St Kenneth Lodge in Kennoway as a cover for loyalist paramilitary activity.
The UDA is one of Ulster’s most brutal paramilitary organisations. Using the cover-name the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) it waged a campaign of sectarian assassination against Northern Ireland’s Catholics. One of its most notorious “brigadiers”, Johnny “Mad Dog” Adair, fled to Ayrshire after his expulsion from Belfast following an internecine loyalist feud.
Moffat is serving five years in jail after being imprisoned by the High Court in Edinburgh earlier this month under the Terrorism Act 2000 for membership of a proscribed organisation and possession of firearms.
He was found with a Browning 9mm automatic pistol and ammunition at his home. Police also discovered flags, balaclavas and other paramilitary regalia, including documents detailing the UDA’s initiation ceremonies.
Police and prosecutors believed the items “were for the preparation or instigation of an act of terrorism”. Moffat joined the UDA in Belfast at least three years ago.
The Mason’s Fife and Kinross provincial grand master, David Wishart, said Moffat had used the Masonic Lodge in Kennoway for UDA meetings for at least 18 months. A member of the lodge who was also in the Orange Order had arranged for Moffat and his loyalist associates to hold meetings in the Kennoway lodge. Wishart insisted that no other members knew the true nature of Moffat’s activities.
Once Moffat’s actions were discovered, the Mason and Orange Order member who assisted him resigned after being threatened with expulsion from the Masons.
“I was horrified to find out that this had been going on,” said Wishart.
Moffat, who was not a Freemason but often drank in the St Kenneth Lodge’s bar, used the Kennoway Masonic Hall for two types of meetings. Firstly, regular private “strategy” meetings with Moffat and 10 other men occurred over 18 months. The UDA members discussed their plans in a closed room while lodge members drank at the Mason’s bar in the same building.
The second type of meeting was fund-raising events for loyalist causes in Northern Ireland. Up to 70 people attended three fundraisers held at the Masonic Hall over an 18-month period.
Wishart said: “The UDA infiltrated and used us for their illegal purposes. These people are very clever. We were trusting; they gained our confidence and then we were manipulated.”
Kennoway Masonic Hall was closed for eight weeks for an internal Masonic inquiry following police raids in the area in connection with Moffat’s activities.
At the time of his arrest, Moffat was planning to hold an initiation ceremony for Scottish UDA recruits at the Masonic hall. Wishart has since altered hall letting procedures and leasing now has to be cleared by a committee and a lodge member must vouch for those letting the premises.
The Orange Order has been banned from using the Kennoway lodge’s premises. Previously, Orangemen regularly hired out the hall.
“Due to rogue members of the lodge linked to the Orange Order and the UDA we took the decision to no longer allow them the use of the premises,” said Wishart.
Senior police officers told Wishart that they were “mounting similar surveillance operations in the west of Scotland” against Masonic lodges which might have been infiltrated by loyalist terrorists.
“I can’t say if there is or isn’t a risk elsewhere,” said Wishart, pointing out that members of some of the 49 Fife lodges under his command were also in the Orange Order. One other lodge in Fife also allows the Orange Order to rent its premises for functions.
David Begg, the grand master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, said if any lodges were involved in supporting the UDA they would be closed. He has warned Scotland’s 32 provincial masters to be extra vigilant but cannot compel lodges to introduce committee-led hall letting procedures similar to those adopted by Kennoway.
“We can’t tell lodges what to do. It is up to the trustees of each lodge but we will be producing general guidance in the near future,” he said.


Occult Operators
Tony Gosling - 07Jul00
New Labour promised us a public register of Masonic police, judges and magistrates in its manifesto. This spring the Home Office, that vast Masonic rabbit warren, decided that unfortunately a public list of masons was not possible, it would ‘undermine the credibility of the police’. Surely corrupt masons are making a nice job of that already.
Not to worry though, the Masons have come clean. ‘Straight up’. Haven’t you seen the latest campaign? The square and compasses in careers offices with ‘Join the Masons’. ‘Come Worship The Great Architect of the Universe’ proudly displayed on Masonic halls. No longer a ‘secret society’ freemasonry is now an amiable ‘society with secrets’.
Secrets like how to kill drivers... and cops... and get away with it. Like how to get guns and ammunition even though you are ‘unstable’ and have an ‘extremely unhealthy interest’ in young boys. Britain’s most depraved men of recent times, M25 road-raging cop-killer Kenneth Noye and Thomas Hamilton, demon of Dunblane, were just two of many ‘on the level’.
The manifesto committment clearly had sound reasons behind it but between the silence and the spin it can still be tempting to write the masonic network off as harmless. Unless, that is, the icy eye falls on one’s own friends.
In September 1996 Biggs, Rastafarian and leading light in Bedfordshire’s ‘Exodus’ free-party collective, found himself on trial for murder in Luton crown court. It was the culmination of several years of police harassment. Just before the trial it was discovered the Judge, Maurice Drake, who’d been brought out of retirement specially, was Masonic Magus of Bedfordshire. His worship was ‘reminded’ of the masonic conflict of interest and resigned.
After hearing the flimsy police evidence the retrial judge threw the case out. He didn’t need to hear Biggs’ defence.
Nobody wants to believe justice can be this contaminated. But that wishful thinking can be a serious self-delusion. By dismissing corruption as mumbo-jumbo we nourish it.
Masonic rites of passage are the same as those of witchcraft: the initiate is blindfolded, bound by a rope and has the point of a knife pressed to his chest. Under threat of death, he swears a oath of secrecy and protection of fellow initiates to the high priest. The penalty for disobedience: ‘...having my throat cut across and my tongue torn out by the root...’ Critical histories of the occult conclude the masons to be a modern incarnation of the medieval Knights Templar: pseudo-Christian killers, plunderers, and bankers.
Banned by Demon Internet for its vitriolic humour, ‘Victims of Masonic Ill Treatment’ is a weekly newsheet from Buckinghamshire. Published by a disaffected Scottish mason, VOMIT seems to be the UK’s only critical clearing house for Masonic gossip. The official source at Freemasons Hall in London is remarkable only for its extreme prevarication.
Looking ahead, the current Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill looks set to dig deep into journalists rights. We may find ourselves charged with a criminal offence facing police witnesses simply for protecting sources. In such a case your N.U.J. lawyer should be in court defending you, not their career prospects. Disturbing then, to see the representative from new N.U.J. lawyers firm, Thompsons, giving the second degree masonic hailing sign.
It would be smart for the N.U.J. to grasp the nettle by running a verified, up-to-date list of non-Masonic union officials, lawyers and newspaper/broadcast editors? And most illuminating to see who fails to appear.
The Brotherhood, Stephen Knight, Granada, 1983.
Secrets of the Lodge, Tubal Cain, Delphi, 1999.
VOMIT Tel 01494 871204 Email: vomituk@my-deja. com Website http://www.vomit. cc
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Institutionalised Sycophants?
by Tony Gosling @nticopyright
When I first heard about the Freemasons they seemed harmless enough, a likable curiosity. Aprons? Secret handshakes? A bit of childlike escapism for grown-ups? But Stephen Knight and Martin Short's masonic exposés reveal an occult order where standards are falling rapidly. Their investigations reveal a more sinister picture of the world's most extensive secret society.
On an individual level privacy is an essential right, but the characteristics of freemasonry make it inappropriate in many cases. Britain's 700,000 masons, that's about one in thirty adult men, form a secret link between the country's most powerful institutions. Secret masonic links can be used by unscrupulous businessmen and other individuals to compromise the independence and integrity of the media, judiciary, local government, lawyers, MP's, local councillors, royalty, politicians, armed forces, police, civil servants, and intelligence agencies. And, in the 1990's, as economic pressures increase, so does the temptation to abuse the masonic network for private gain. A complete national list of initiates is the very least the public require if masonic assisted corruption in positions of public trust is to be checked out, and ruled out.
Bloodcurdling initiation rites, occultism, secret expressions, closed meetings... and all for what?
New recruits are drummed up by existing masons '...it might be a good idea to join...' but the choice of whether to actually apply or not is up to the individual. So what does that decision say about a person? Anyone who approaches the masons in order to join will probably be encouraged by the prospect of gaining social positions by the back door. In other words the initiate has the fundamental ingredient of a cheat who is prepared to go behind the public's back because he lacks confidence, self-belief or integrity. Masons are men who fight shy of free and open discussion. The usual reason for men joining is to take up the masons' unofficial promise to further one's career.
So why aren't these powerful people coming clean?
In the lowest three degrees of masonry there is a plethora of silly rituals that may, or may not, mean something. The point of these is surely to brainwash men into accepting bizarre subservience without questioning why they are doing it. If initiates prove to be truly and ingratiatingly obedient they are then selected by their Masonic betters to enter the higher degrees up to level 33 [see extract below]. The move to these higher degrees is like stepping from the second class to the first class carriage on a train. The 4th to 33rd degree seems to be called the 'Royal Arch' though I can find no masonic literature 'spelling that out'.
The Royal Arch is more like a gentleman's club than the lower levels. In Britain the H.Q. of the Royal Arch 'The Supreme Council' is at 10 Duke Street, St. James's London SW1. Check out the brass plaque by the door, 'The Supreme Council, Ring Once'
Another notable and easily missed Masonic venue is no. 86 St. James' Street in London SW1. The Mark Masons HQ or the 'Worshipful Society of Free Masons' is just a stone's throw from the royal hangout of St. James' Palace. At the front of the masonic building is an office of Kall-Kwik printing.
So secrecy is at the very heart of what the masons are about. Masonry is for those who'd never be able to get what they want by open discussion. Masons celebrate the ignorance in others and as such keep progress of human understanding. Masons are going behind people's backs with their patronising, condescending and subversive brotherhood.
Britain's Grand Master (33rd degree) Mason is Prince Michael of Kent. His father the then Duke of Kent, was a Nazi supporter in World War 2. Hardly encouraging
Masonry is bad for the families of those who join it, because it can, and frequently does, take precedence over everything else in their lives. It is bad for culture, democracy and the nation. The fact that so many of our so called public 'servants' are secretly masons subverts the crucial principle of open government. As one of Stephen Knight's anonymous ex-masons attests [see below], 'There is no defence against an evil which only the victims and the perpetrators know exists.'
An attempt to expose precise details of all the cranky rituals performed in the lodge is time consuming and surely misses the point. The message is already clear... powerful people are putting time in behind closed doors for their clique's advantage, and therefore our decline.
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This site reviewed on Masonic site about anti-Masons! ?! Confused?!?!
"...he attempts to prove Masonic corruption.. ." - actually what I'm attempting is to roll back the veil of secrecy surrounding the Masons. The more I roll it back the the more decietful and corrupt it appears and the less I like what I see.
Tony Gosling - An eclectic combination of conspiracy theorist and self-absorbed clarifier of the many truths which the rest of mankind seems to have somehow overlooked, Gosling appears to be a much younger soul-mate of VOMIT/James Todd and has a large amount of material on his web site where he attempts to prove Masonic corruption - along with the many other corruptions he finds - in his homeland, England. He also finds problems with others including the Bildeburgers, the BBC who charge him for his UK television license and US President Bill Clinton. We've found it ironic that an individual who rails for human equality would find Freemasonry - which has had strong concepts of such equality since its beginnings - so troublesome. For some, it seems, the cry of 'equality' is simply a plea for them to get something for 'nothing'... .
from http://www.masonici nfo.com/others_ pg1.htm
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Victimisation
A leading councillor in Bristol demands all council masons reveal their membership
George Micklewright, Leader of the liberal group on Bristol City Council is concerned, he got a front page spread on the masons in Bristol's 'Evening Post' demanding disclosure of masonic membership.
via Lucy on 0117 922 2639
David is convinced he is being victimised
David says he has evidence of a masonic plot against him involving DC Wellington of the Totton police, Mr. Fraser-Scott (a typesetter who claims to be an investigative reporter), Mr. Dirks a local solicitor and several other solicitors, the official reciever, trading standards officers and the DTI.
David Turner, c/o Holly Bush, Weston Lane, Winterslow, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 1RL
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VOMIT, Victims Of Masonic Ill Treatment
The VOMIT newssheet comes out weekly. It is vitriolic and has short ascerbic news articles purporting to expose corruption caused by the 'JMF', which it describes as:
"..the Judeao Masonic Faction; the heirarchies of Jews and Masons, the Establishment, the Old Boy Network or whatever you want to call it. It is the thing which controls our lives and contaminates the Judiciary and the Executive. It is the thing which makes a mockery of human rights and democracy."
VOMIT can be obtained from JM Todd, Misbourne Farmhouse, Amersham Road, Chalfont St. Giles, Buckinghamshire, HP8 4RU.
Enquiries and editorial phone/fax number 01494 871204
VOMIT resources on the internet
See newsgroups alt.freemasonry, uk.gov.local and uk.legal for the latest edition - go to a good search engine (not excite or yahoo) and search usenet drop down box for "victims of masonic ill treatment" or just "VOMIT"
VOMIT can be found here now - http://www.vomit. cc
VOMIT is on e-mail: vomituk@my-deja. com
VOMIT had their own website where you could view their current edition and archive closed down by demon
Extract from VOMIT 12/98 'Calling All Victims'
LETTERS
Letter dated 16 April 1998 from Mr J S Chalmers, Field End, 51 Conway Crescent, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA8 2UW (Telephone 01278 794374) to J M Todd
Dear Mr Todd,
As a fellow Mason I should address you as Brother but I am so appalled by a letter which you wrote recently to the press I feel disinclined to do so. I find it unbelievable to say 'I do not know a single Mason who has not been prepared to accept preferential treatment derived from Masonic Membership'. The principles of the Craft that I certainly uphold, clearly forbid any 'preferential treatment' and I for one never gained any such advantage from my membership of 25 years. The impression you give to the public at large is a disgrace to Freemasonry and quite shameful to make such a statement. You are fully aware that there is a National Register of members and like any other Association this is mainly kept private. How can you remain a member if you truly believe what you have said?
There will always be 'black sheep' in any organisation but you malign many thousands of decent men in the craft by your sweeping statement. I have always lived up to the code of conduct contained in our ritual and true friendship in the Brotherhood of Masonry can only exist if it is untainted by such hypocrisy. I trust many others will point out the error of your ways.
Signed J S Chalmers W Bro. J. S. CHALMERS. P. PRO. G. SUPT. OF WORKS (West Kent).
Reply dated 18 April 1998 from J M Todd.
Dear Mr Chalmers,
I thank you for your letter of 16 April 1998 referring to my letter of 21 February published by the Times. One thousand salutations to you and ten Brownie points and may the Great Architect of the Universe watch over you.
It was not my intention to offend decent Masons but rather to waken them up to the reality of Freemasonry. For my first twenty years of Masonic subservience my attitude was exactly like yours. I may still be a member because in Scotland one is automatically a life member in order to maintain a maximum number of brainwashed slaves to the cause.
My view is that Masons in high places are black sheep and that the rest are white sheep. Since it is obvious that you are one of the lower order Masons who do not know the first thing about Masonic corruption I should not abuse you. Bear in mind that many of us Masons have suffered grievously and still suffer as the result a Masonic chicanery. We don't take too kindly to people like you who are worried about the impression we give to 'people at large'. People at large are sick of the manner in which your hierarchy has undermined every institution in the land.
You would not know if you had gained advantages through the Craft. You could have been given promotion because, as a Mason, you would trust the word of a bent Mason. However, if you care to think a bit more you will realise that not only have you derived unfair advantage by being a Mason you will also have bestowed the same unfair advantage on other Masons.
If you want to reply to this letter please do so by return. I will publish your reply.
Yours fraternally and eternally,
James M Todd -o-o-o-
Extract from VOMIT 8/98 'The Masonic Crooks'
DOCTOR IAN OLIVER - GRAMPIANS CHIEF CONSTABLE
[This para. was edited as a result of legal threats, see the download section on my index page. Incidentally, Ian Oliver was one of the Chief-Constables who called for a full enquiry into Masonic Police links at the Scottish Police Federation's 1997 National Conference after it emerged that Dunblane killer Thomas Hamilton had only obtained a gun and ammunition licence because of his masonic connections. - Tony]
Never before has a Chief Constable been so thoroughly bad- mouthed by the establishment and by the Press. Creepy Dewar could not attack him on moral grounds on account of the gymnastics of Cardinal Irvine (alleged seducer of Dewar's wife), Geoffrey Robinson (alleged adulterer and personal friend of President Blair) and Cock Robin Cook (another alleged adulterer).
One is bound to ask how the good doctor was promoted in the first place. Doctor Oliver made only one mistake. He proscribed Masonry. This is surely why the police authority and Dewar are putting a spin on the facts. He is allegedly weird and mercenary. He must quit his post immediately because the world will come to an end if he doesn't. Doctor Oliver was prepared to go immediately provided he was compensated for loss of earnings. It will cost ten times as much to go through the procedures for sacking him.
Freemasonry is petty, evil and vindictive. It wants to be able to say that Doctor Oliver was sacked because he was useless. He will be sacked because he proscribed Masonry - for no other reason.
The latest news is that Dr Oliver has silenced Dewar and the police authority and made them keep to their agreement.
The Royal Masonic Hospital See Private Eye of 20 February 1998 at page 9. The RMH had an excellent reputation for not killing its Masonic patients. It was financed and effectively owned by the lodges who had funded it for years. The ordinary decent Mason had paid the piper. The Grand Lodge had no say in the ownership and administration. This did not stop the Grand Lodge in the form the president of the governors, the Duke of Kent who was and is also the Grand Master of the United Grand Lodge of England, deciding to sell the hospital. The governors took successful action in the courts. For reasons unknown the hospital went into receivership. The lodges offered to put up £12 million to keep it afloat. The Official Receiver and the Charity Commissioners turned down the offer authorised its sale to a property developers for £6 million. The property developer has already sold part of the property for £16.8 million and still has a few acres left for
 development. The developer will have no problem obtaining planning permission and making a further gain that could exceed the profit already made.
Will you ordinary Masons please read our introduction again?
Note that the Charity Commissioners and the Official Receiver approved of the sale. We found the Charity Commissioners guilty of the same offences when they allowed Barclays Bank Trust Company to defraud the Combined Charities Trust in the sale of the official cocaine distribution centre next door. The Official Receiver has been guilty of serious offences in the Winding Up of Bydand Limited (the highest bidder for what became the cocaine distribution centre). We have tried to provide the Metropolitan Commissioner with information that could lead to the discovery of other locations connected with the cocaine trade but so far there has been no response. In due course we hope to show that the drugs business helped to finance Lloyds Insurance Syndicates.
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Freemasonry and the occult discussed
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000
From: thomasharris <thomasharris@ net.ntl.com>
I am not preaching, but it is hoped you will see that freemasonry is imitative and opposite to Christianity and hence such is necessary
Background
I will attempt to explain the above with very brief reference to those aspects which led me to it. It will also further explain how I came to visit this particular web site. It is hoped it will be of benefit.
This is not intended to be a complete account or presentation of the information I obtained. Its only purpose is to back up the first section of this article and demonstrate how I came to write it. Consequently the reader may find that I have introduced certain arguments without fully explaining their origin. I do not offer any apologise for this. For to fully illustrate would require a much larger volume of work and illustration in detail.
It is not my intention to mis-lead or present mis-information in any way. What I have written is what I have found, if it is of use then please use it. If not bin it and forget about it.
First Impressions
Early on I had read about the masonic punishments which were respectively: - throat and tongue cutting, heart ripped from the chest, and the top of the skull being lopped off. These related to the oaths of secrecy which every mason takes progressing from entered apprentice to master mason. I concluded that the first two related to the insurance of silence through robbery of courage, which seemed to make sense. Furthermore I assumed that they referred to physical punishment should the secrets of freemasonry be revealed. The threat of physical violence and the fear of the same being an obvious motivator. As to the third I held no opinion.
If physical violence were the means of ensuring secrecy there would be innumerable documented cases the world over when the volume of masonic 'revelationary' publications are considered. Therefore it posed a question. How does freemasonry remain so secretive?
Was it simply that there was no secret? Could it be that masons dont know what their body represents but yet continue to join and progress through the 33 degrees just for the ignorant bliss of it? Certainly upon requesting to join I considered that the prospective mason may indeed be ignorant of what he is joining.
Undoubtedly today the most common reason for joining is to enter a club which will enhance career opportunities. Yet upon joining, the initiate is required to swear that they seek no worldly gain. Among other things the initiates proceed to participate in rituals, dress up in costume, memorise and recite lines and carry out various tasks all without apparent knowledge of their significance. All so that they may join the club.
But is ignorance a valid theory? Why would anybody progress from degree to degree if there were nothing to learn or nothing obtained or achieved? Obviously it is completely illogical to conclude that there is no 'secret' or at least no embarrassing and potentially volatile revelation. How many good things remain secret for long?
As more information was gathered it became apparent that religion, or more specifically a declaration in the belief in God, was essential prior to joining the freemasons. Further evidence re-inforced the idea that the freemasons were infact based upon religious belief as opposed to being purely a philanthropic organisation .
Most commonly, the freemasons I spoke to considered it to be a protestant movement with some of those freemasons also being members of the orange lodge.
At first this seemed to make sense when it is considered that the Roman Catholic Church still forbids Catholics to enter freemasonry. This comes under a ruling which forbids any Catholic to join an organisation which is intent on doing harm to the Catholic Church. This ruling was repealed under a supposed mix up in the seventies. It was stated to have emerged that the bishop who repealed it was in fact a freemason himself. It was then re-instated in 1981.
I continued my literature review. There is a huge volume of evidence to conclude the core of freemasonry is based upon a religious movement. In most cases Christianity is entangled with writings about freemasonry. However, particularly by masonic publications, anti-Christian feelings and particularly anti-Catholic feelings just ooze from the pages.
This is primarily achieved by the presentation of all sorts of alternative religious theories which often include blatant 'misquotations' which are out of context, the most popular source being the Bible itself. These are twisted to suit a whole variety of scenarios. With any work as large as the Bible it is not difficult to pick out text and piece together any message desired.
Why should this be the case? Surely modern Christianity posed no threat to their system of belief? Repeatedly masonic publications deny that their body is a religious movement. Therefore, why even bother mentioning something which they supposedly have no interest in? Was it merely a means of creating smoke?
When considering religious issues and upon further investigation it didn't take long to establish a catharian connection. Most of the popular books on the subject include a reference to the cathars in one form or another. However they do not openly say, for example, the templars were cathars and so are the masons (it wouldn't do to antagonise the publishers if you want many book sales). Rather the issue is described briefly or catharian principles are discussed without reference to their catharian origin.
In one, very popular book, I was particularly interested in a brief reference which said that they had fully discussed the templar system of beliefs in their previous work and a cross reference was given. Upon validating the cross reference it did not relate to the templars, rather it gave a limited description referring to the cathars. The apparent evasiveness intrigued me. For it was not limited to particular authors or press. What did this mean?
The 'Old' Cathars
Well most of the records concerning the old cathars were destroyed. I will briefly summarise what I learned of their beliefs and compare them with the Christian concept.
The old catharians held the belief that the Old Testament was not the work of God but rather the work of the devil .This, as far as Christians were concerned, was/is diametrically opposed to the Christian view of the Old Testament
The Roman Catholic Church was also a creation of the devil and Jesus was only a man, a good man all be it. This invalidated the ultimate message of the New Testament i.e. that Jesus sacrificed himself for our sins and was resurrected .
They believed that man/woman was actually the creation of the devil, and that our souls were those of the fallen angels. During their lifetime the cathars had a choice, either they would follow or attempt to follow a righteous path and in so doing regain their place in heaven again or they could accept their evil nature and revel in it. If they chose the latter they would be re-incarnated to try again in their next life. This is probably one of the key elements. As far as I am aware the only 'unforgivable sin' in the New Testament is to attribute the work of the Holy Spirit to the devil.
One of the given reasons they held the view that the Old Testament was not the work of God was that they had 'tasted the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil yet lived', and did not die as was written in Genesis. As to what this meant I was unaware. Did they literally eat little blue apples or was this a sexual reference? Did they feel that they had experienced evil and had overcome it on their own? The latter would have explained the term I repeatedly came accross which said 'know ye not that ye are gods'.
They believed that man/woman was used as an instrument in a continuous battle between good and evil. In this war evil would ultimately win.
Yet concerning the catharian god it seemed unclear. If the Old Testament did not suit and the New Testament did not suit, then in what did they believe?
Popular sources sight the 'divine feminine'. (refer below to imitative yet opposite)
Certainly the Roman Catholic church of old regarded the cathars as an extreme threat. They were diametrically opposed to almost every aspect of the Catholic faith. Consequently, and rightly or wrongly, the Albegensian Crusade was instrumental in almost wiping them out. In this regard I wondered if it was coincidental that the papal orders for the middle aged witch hunt and trials were issued only 2 years after this event (certainly the worship of a 'feminine' deity is still central to witchcraft today).
However that is the distant past.
Freemasonic Literature Today
Why should the pro-masonic literature still be so aggressive towards Christianity today? Could it be that it is the teachings of the church which are a threat as opposed to the establishment itself ? I looked for more clues in my literature review to support the catharian connection.
Another popular book, named the freemasonic deity as being known as ja-baal- on. Ja meaning Yahweh, baal and osirus. I found the linking of the Old Testament name of Yahweh and that of baal interesting as baal has always been synonymous with the devil. It was in line with catharian belief, that they were the same. Yet it introduced another i.e. that of osirus, ancient egyptian deity who was husband and brother to isis and got chopped into little bits and consequently ruled the Egyptian underworld, isis remaining as goddess of the Egyptians (one of the primary ones at least). Hence ja-baal-on represented the belief that the Judaic Christian God- baal- osirus were/are one and the same. It was apparent that this term related to the belief that one entity was responsible for the creation of the Judaic and other religions, in particular the ancient ones and prior to Christianity.
So it seemed to address the freemasonic fascination ancient religions which were not only restricted to male deities, despite the nick name relating to such, but also to female. In addition it seemed to explain the free masonic acceptance of Judaic symbolism.
Along with naming the freemasonic deity, the author also mentioned the imitative magic of baal. He did not go on to explain what this meant. Some form of immoral copying? Did this relate to the punishments or was it a guiding principle? For example, while I was aware that the cathars beliefs were diametrically opposed to Christianity, their general behaviour is not reported as being poor. Compared to Christianity it was both imitative in behaviour yet opposite in faith. Could this idea be expanded?
The Theory
The theory I pursued was this. The core masonic belief was that the devil along with the fallen angels were responsible for the creation of many ancient religions.
From a Christian point of view this is also quite logical and indeed is responsible for the common depiction of the devil as having goat like features because pan had sexual intercourse with a goat, Greek mythology.
However core masonic belief venerated this principle.
Using this theory I reviewed the literature again and things started to knit together quite nicely. However it is one thing reading about something and being able to prove it. Therefore I started looking for some hard evidence. Hard evidence being the operative word, because I knew that the 'freemasons' of old had a fondness for stonemasonry and so I concentrated my search in that direction.
Stone Masonry
One set of books attribute the legend of king Arthur as being a creation of the templars, supposed fore runners to freemasonry. In this regard, the sword excalibur was imbedded in stone. In the New Testament Jesus said he came not in peace but brought a sword. I was looking for the masonic version of the 'truth', set in stone.
I was not looking for any Christian ideal or support for the same, I was specifically looking for the satanic/cathar connection. I found several sites especially revealing.
One place in particular was of interest. Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland has been attributed by many popular books as being an early building by the templars, or at least by their sympathisers. Is it in fact of interest to freemasons today? Certainly there are frequent masonic day trips to the place by the bus load.
It was never recognised by the Catholic church as a place of worship, which of course would make sense if my theory were correct. Interestingly, during the Protestant Reformation, the surrounding castle was laid waste but the chapel itself was not damaged. I wondered if the reason for this could have been the revelation of an anti-Catholic message within the chapel. This would certainly explain why the church was spared. According to documentation there were at least discussions between the chapels guardian and the leader of the army at the time. However the reason it was spared is not known except for the popular notion that it was because it was so intricate and beautiful. However this didn't stop the same army destroying some of the finest cathedrals throughout Britain.
Upon my first visit to Rosslyn I wanted to verify the things I had read in the books and also the photographs I had seen. By and large the books focus on the apprentice pillar. However, in one particular and popular pro-masonic publication, a number of things were cited which simply 'didn't fit' or weren't there. The obvious tactic being that very few readers would actually verify what was 'reported'? I had almost become used to such by this time, in a literary sense. Mis-information is extremely common in this particular area :-smoke. Yet it only served to make me more curious.
Certainly many religions are depicted there and are highlighted by the tourist publications. Free masonic symbolism is also present and is happily described by the information which can be bought over the tourist counter.
Are there any depiction's which could directly relate to catharian beliefs? Many. One in particularly caught my attention, not because it was a particularly fine example but because it was mentioned in the pro-masonic publication I referred to above. It showed 'Moses' holding the ten commandments with horns on his head (obviously hinting that he represented the devil). The book referred to it in a jocular fashion asking the question why should this be? Ho-ho very funny.
I have mentioned that numerous religions are depicted. However I was interested in verifying my theory that the core masons held the belief that the devil was responsible for creating the ancient religions and the Judaic. It was not difficult. Through-out the chapel there are depiction's relating to many religions, summarian, egyptian, celtic and probably others I havent even heard of. The primary figure in the chapel is of the cletic fertility deity commonly known as the green man. There are hundreds of carvings of this figure. The most striking of which is on the eastern most wall looking down over the altar. This in itself is significant and I will go on to explain the significance of the location. However considering that the chapel was supposed to represent a Christian ideal the number of such carvings seemed strange.
At this stage I was happy that my theory was reasonably sound. That is that the core masonic belief system was one which attributed the ancient religions and the Judaic religion to one source i.e. that of the devil. However this was not all.
Like many people, including freemasons, I then adopted the position that Rosslyn had a message to reveal. Therefore I used an old formula.
Traditionally churches are built with the alter towards the east, towards God if you like. Good is traditionally on the right hand side and evil on the left looking from the east of course. Good flows towards God and evil away. Interestingly this approach also supported the imitative yet opposite theme as I will go on to explain.
I attempted to piece together the 'story' told by the carvings. While I cannot say I deciphered the place by any means, I had reasonable success and enough to say that I am satisfied that the formulae is partially sound. Here are some examples.
The two primary pillars were of interest in themselves. In accordance with the mechanism I supposed that the one on the right, or north, represented good, it being of straight and true construction and containing or restricting some form of growing 'vine' or vegetation within. The one on the left is literally imitative and the opposite of the other, twisted by seven serpents at its base (the masonic seven stars) with the growing vine or vegetation bursting forth and being the dominant feature. Indeed, in accordance 'legend' it is said that the apprentice pillar is so named because the masters apprentice completed it on his own while his master was away on business. Upon his return the master was so full of rage, envy and self pride he killed the apprentice. The legend only served to support the idea that the left hand side represented evil. In addition there was curious damage to the foot of the pillar on the right, consistent with kicking (the damage
 being reminiscent of stories of some masonic initiations involving the kicking and spitting on the cross, the chapel still being used by the order of the templars). Even more interesting was the fact that this damage was active, i.e. each time I went there, there was a little bit more damage and a little bit more stone dust on the floor. However I wouldn't say that it was consistent with centuries of kicking. Perhaps it is only a tourist gimmick. Perhaps it is the tourists themselves responsible for the kicking.
On the eastern wall and to the right the devil bound and held upside down. Towards the left an angel, unique to all others in that it doesn't wear clothing. Instead it is covered with fur (like a beast) and apparently awakening. Further to the left the same figure, masonic symbolism in hand rising and looking towards the twisted apprentice pillar on the left. This figure is typically the one quoted as showing the freemasonic symbolism although there are others in the chapel.
The whole area around the altar is full of symbolism consistent with the New Testament Revelations. These of course are most commonly associated with the apocalypse and the rise and defeat of biblical beast. In this regard it should be noted that a depiction of the masonic hiram abiff (or the apprentice) is to the left and as far from the east as possible within the chapel. The nature of the apprentices death and that of the masonic hiram abiff is consistent, ie a blow to the head. Yet it is also reminiscent of another. It is consistent with the fatal wound to one of the beasts heads and yet it lived.
The seven sins and virtues are represented. However, curiously ,they have been mixed up (imitative yet opposite?). The tourist information attributes this to an error of construction. However when it is considered the amount of time and detailed planning required for the rest of the chapels construction this is frankly illogical.
The virtually subterranean chamber, holy of holies, on the left and past the eastern wall, interestingly contains occult graffiti scratched into the walls. Above the entrance to the chamber is a male and female impression of what could arguably be the same entity (male/female aspects of the same deity?).
Within this chamber is the curious depiction of a female form preventing onlookers from observing the goings on within the chamber, perhaps representing a female guardian? Regarding the feminine aspect I was also curious about the engraved metal burial cover dedicated to one of the male protectors of the chapel which is clearly female. There are other carvings to support this theme together with a vast amount of written material. The principle remains imitative yet opposite
One of the most important themes I considered throughout, as far as this article is concerned, was that of the 'vine', or vegetation. Issuing from a dragon/dogs mouth it entangles everything. There are numerous depiction's of it growing and progressively engulfing a mans head until the head is smothered. Considering the number of depiction's of the green man, a fertility and vegetation deity, this theme seems logical. However it also reminded me of the catharian attitude towards the tree of knowledge of good and evil and one interpretation of the name of the supposed templar deity baphomet - absorption into wisdom. Is this imitative yet opposite of the Christian representation of growing faith? And is the interpretaion of the name baphomet, imitative yet opposite in itself?
There are many examples (of course 'Moses' with horns was on the left ) but without pictures description is pointless. It could be argued that there are so many carvings within the chapel that a person could adopt any theory they wanted and find supporting evidence for it.
I could go on and on, exploring Judaic legend, the masonic hiram abiff figure head, the construction of Solomons temple and looking for and finding evidence in stone. There is a huge amount of suggestive evidence. However, how can something be proven when essentially the issue comes down to faith? In this regard I will tell a personal story and what, for me, was the litmus test.
I had already burned the material and wanted to forget what it contained as quickly as possible, it felt like I had been infected somehow. By coincidence I was invited to a retirement party in an old Ayrshire hotel called the Bell Isle. Whilst eating dinner I gazed at the surrounding room, particularly the carved decorations on the wall/roof which were relatively sparse. I quickly recognised the theme of the place as being 'Rosslynesk' if you like. I decided to investigate further. Upon reviewing the main lobby I saw four, three to four foot high pans, horns, hoofs and all, positioned high on the walls to 'support' the roof together with other typical catharian themes. Of course it could be argued that in fact I had already seen those figures, however briefly, upon my entrance and so it was only my subconscious at work. However they are not in the usual line of sight and I certainly didn't see through the back of my head when I entered to see a depiction
 of the catharian supper. In hindsight even the name of the place should have been a clue, reminiscent of the biblical Belial (Bell Isle).
For myself it was conclusive. I followed a theme carved in stone but which proved to me beyond any doubt and with no ambiguity to be accurate. There can be no mistake in interpretation when looking at great big devils. However, I was rather disturbed and mystified that such a blatant satanic theme could be presented in a public place.
Keeping the secret.
How has freemasonry remained so secret over such a long period of time?
Perhaps it is only that many of the lowly master masons dont yet know what they have joined? I do believe that the majority of freemasons (master masons 3rd degree) still dont know what it represents and have no real interest in finding out. In fact I think it is a requirement that the entered apprentice doesn't know what they are joining when they request access, other than it appears to be a club where hard working and honest people meet. Its a club where they drink (an important catharian element by the way) and occasionally get the odd career boost. I would assume this equally applies to the female equivalent of the eastern star.
However what of the other 30 degrees? Further up the degree ladder ,and where the money is. They must know what it is all about. Interestingly, to progress onwards from the 3rd degree, the master mason has to be invited as opposed to requesting advancement and automatically being able to do so.
How is it kept secret? Primarily the aged old method of propaganda and mis-information. This is exactly what is found when researching free-masonry. Particularly from masonic publications, written by freemasons not necessarily printed by them. Alternative theories, poorly argued points and a whole host of mis-leading mis-information. Smoke. The obvious tactic being to obscure the woods with the trees. Yet is there something more?
Are its members afraid of some sort of spiritual retribution? To answer that I took the position of a distant observer and tried to see the bigger picture.
Seeing the Woods past the Trees.
The entered apprentice requests to join a body of which they know very little about. He proceeds to participate in what is essentially a religious ceremony consisting of traditional quotations/ readings and actions (origin Genesis but imitative and opposite) whilst wearing suitable costume, described by one masonic publication, the initiate is suitably presented for sacrifice. He is required to devote time and effort in memorising a number of passages and signals before proceeding onto the next degree. The second and third degrees follow a similar vain with the initiate freely and openly reciting the material he has learned. This is all done without knowledge of its significance or meaning. (Some masonic publications concentrate on belatedly discovering the meaning of their 'vows'). Ultimately he participates in a symbolic death and re-birth ceremony to become a master mason. He learns about an 'allegorical' figure head, hiram abiff, who died while
 protecting the secrets of the order and who's behaviour is supposed to serve as an example of a fine master mason. All of this while a belief in God is a pre-requisite for membership.
Considering the foregoing I would expect someone who so solemnly participates in such a rituals of initiation to be precisely the sort of person who would believe in spiritual retribution. A belief in God is also a belief in His judgement. Yet the masonic punishments are not a Christian teaching. The principle of the punishments themselves are self serving and exist to preserve the secrecy of the order, not to encourage good behaviour or philanthropic ideals.
I could not help but notice how the process of initiation is infact imitative of the process required to become a Roman Catholic, for example. I wondered if the symbolic death and rebirth ceremony was imitative of the Christian Baptism but yet opposite. In this regard this ceremony takes place upon the freemasonic symbol of the skull and crossbones. In themselves, these represent a story of death and birth.
I will briefly explain the significance of the skull and crossbones. According to masonic/templar legend a man had sexual intercourse with his dead sweetheart. A voice told him to return to the grave in 9 months. He did this and found the demonic 'birth' of the skull lying on top of the crossed bones.
In addition it could be argued that the purpose of the figure head of hiram abiff is to be imitative yet opposite of Jesus Christ. Serving as an example of 'good behaviour and masonic ideals' but yet remaining only a man who may or may not have really existed. Of- course Jesus Christ is much more than this to Christians.
Therefore, to an outsider, the whole process appears decidedly religious but certainly not Christian. I called it as I saw it, satanic. Yet, whether the masons themselves have 'eyes to see' this, without invitation to advance through the degrees, is debatable. In terms of biblical reference those who would practise such religion would be the last to 'see' the truth and this is ironic but also imitative yet opposite.
In so many ways I found the freemasonry to be imitative of the Christian religion which they have attacked. Imitative yet different and opposite. Just like the opposing sides in Rosslyn chapel. Perhaps the fact that I never considered joining them is revealing in itself. For what I have been doing is imitative yet opposite to their approach.
Entered Apprentice Symbolism
Suggestion as to the meaning of the masonic symbolic initiation. It is understood that the actual practises change from lodge to lodge but the essentials remain consistent. I intend to briefly propose a theory of their meaning based upon what I have written already, and by taking what I consider to be an imitative yet opposite view of there origin. I am not suggesting a traditional interpretation.
From the masonic literature I have read the following and it is entirely taken from memory. The freemason is dressed in loose fitting white garments, somewhat like a karate suit. Often accompanying this is at the ceremony is lamb skin clothing. He may be initially be presented with a hangman's noose placed around his neck, hence the source of the previous suggestion of him being suitably prepared for sacrifice. The noose obviously representing imminent death.
The lambs skin is imitative and opposite to the representation of Jesus Christ being known as the Lamb of God and being the last ever Christian sacrifice. It is also imitative and opposite to the foretelling of the coming of the womans seed which will crush the serpents head, Jesus Christ. It is also imitative and opposite in this sense because the entered apprentice has freely given himself to the serpent who is lying in wait for her heel.
The suggestion of death is imitative and opposite of the serpents promise to Eve that she would not die the death if she tasted the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
He bares his left breast. This is imitative yet opposite of the punishment of the serpent which would forever lie upon his breast and eat the earth, the left breast obviously representing the evil nature of the serpent.
He bares his left leg below the knee. This is imitative and opposite of the serpent lying in wait for the womans heel, the foretelling of the coming of Christ.
He bares his right arm. This is imitative yet the opposite of God admonishing Adam incase he should reach with his hand and taste also of the Tree of Life and live forever.
Both the hand and the heel in this sense are bared because they are coming 'under attack' by the deity. The serpent is attacking the heel of the womans seed, the entered apprentice, and at the same time is supposedly removing the chance of eternal life.
Regarding the punishments, the entered apprentices heart is 'measured' by dividers. Yet whether there is any measurement, considering their deity would be highly questionable.
I think this covers the primary aspects of the initiation of the entered apprentice, who subsequently requests advancement onto the next two degrees. After this time he must be invited to explore the 'mysteries of freemasonry' .
Most importantly, all of this is represented in Genesis Chapter 3, only one and a half pages long, which concerns the creation of man and the 'serpents craft' . This is at the very beginning of the Bible and supports the assertion of the religious ignorance of the entered apprentice.
The 'Sublime Master Mason'
Regarding the free-mason himself. I feel that the entered apprentice has probably committed the greatest act of folly he will ever complete during his lifetime. I feel that the order is dependent upon the religious ignorance of the initiate and the continued ignorance of the majority of the master masons. This is not to say that they are stupid, for I feel that if they objectively analysed their position and the body to which they belong then many would in fact leave.
As for those who progress further through the masonic degrees I wonder how 'free' they may consider themselves to be.
Are they bad people? I wouldn't go that far.
Why did I visit this site?
This brings me back to the masonic punishments. Freemasonic literature describes in a romantic fashion how the master masons actions and thoughts are seen and continually 'judged' by the all seeing eye of their deity. While as a Christian I can accept such a principal I was also satisfied that the freemasonic religion was not based upon Christian ideals. Therefore I was again curious as to what that meant in the free masonic concept.
I had long since ruled out the idea of the freemasonic punishments being of a physical nature. Therefore that left only spiritual and it had to be unpleasant. What could the lopping off of the top of a skull represent? The answer seemed obvious i.e. access to the innermost feelings and thoughts of a person against their will. The ultimate rape. Through which a person is robbed of courage and a voice.
In this regard I was reminded of the utilisation of the immoral imitative magic of baal. Was this also a reference to the punishments? Immoral imitation of thought or action by the freemasonic deity?
There are indeed carvings in Rosslyn of heads, a young mans, with their skulls lopped off, perhaps significantly, the most prominent being on the eastern wall. Whether this was as originally carved or has been done since construction is unknown, perhaps it was accidental or perhaps it was done as part of a ceremony, but it is not isolated to one carving.
Obviously there could be some comparisons drawn between this idea and this condition. That was precisely the reason I visited this site, looking for some sort of similarity and information to develop this idea further. However I must point out and emphasise that while I am satisfied that the top of the skull being lopped off represents a spiritual masonic punishment, the nature of such is purely speculation on my part.
I am not suggesting that this condition is in any way a result of the occult. I visited this site and others to gain information on how such a spiritual and essentially psychological attack could be described and envisaged. In so doing I realised some truths regarding the occult issue in general which I wished to share and have included within the first portion of this article. It is hoped that by considering some of the issues raised it will help to resolve and deter further occult investigation.
The 'Lost Secret of Freemasonry'
This is a term I repeatedly came accross. Many of the masonic and other publications delve into alternative theories and interpretations of the Bible and spend a great deal of time and effort researching ancient religions. All in the attempt to find the lost secret or the lost 'word' of freemasonry.
They propose and no doubt hope for some mystical revelation, for those with 'eyes to see', as they like to consider themselves.
The secret of freemasonry is very simple and is open for anybody to see with a little bit of objectivity and Christian faith. However, this secret is lost to the freemason himself when he requests membership and participates in the rituals of initiation.
He sucumbs to searching for the woods by looking at the individual trees, and is blinkered. He cant see the big picture.
There is no secret. Freemasonry is imitative and opposite to Christianity.
This theme applies to almost every aspect of the material I reviewed, the stone carvings I found, the freemasonic symbolism and even applies to the supposed templar/freemasonic deity baphomet. Both in interpretation of its name, absorption into wisdom and the 'means of redemption' at the hands of the same, ie labour for men and bearing children for women.
Conclusion
Despite protests to the contrary, freemasonry is a religious movement at its very core. Whether, this is acknowledged by the lowly master mason is irrelevant, as there is overwhelming documentation to prove otherwise.
The body is sustained due to the religious ignorance of the initiates and master masons, which are by far the majority.
At its core it represents an imitative and opposite view of Christianity. This core represents the minority, not the majority.
It is like a bad apple, rotten on the inside and apparently luscious on the outside. Once it has been really and deeply tasted, the masonic truth is revealed.
As far as I am concerned, it does disturb me to think that many freemasons are in public service. While I would not deny them of the opportunity to work in this area I think that the general public should at least be aware of who has joined 'the club' or any 'secret society' for that matter. I certainly would not vote for a person who, in my opinion, has so demonstrably acted in such an irresponsible manner, especially if they were middle aged and old enough to know better (as many entered apprentices are).
Regarding Rosslyn Chapel, it should be pointed out that it is infact used today as a Christian place of worship. In addition to this, the order of the templars still use the chapel for their own purposes.
Absorption into 'wisdom'.





     
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