Commenting on the “deep state” and the occult in the federal government, Lt. Col. (ret.) Robert Maginnis, a Pentagon security and intelligence official and a senior fellow for National Security with the Family Research Council, said he has “personally met people” that identify as “witches” in the government and added that “Washington is the heart of evil in the United States, as well as the world.” During an interview on The Jim Bakker Show, Sept. 29, Maginnis explained that there are essentially three layers operating in the federal government: the politicians and the bureaucats; the lobbyists, special interests, and other groups that seek to influence the politicians; and the demonic or spiritual level that influences the first two layers. Over the years, Lt. Col. (ret.) Maginnis has testified numerous times before Congress and appeared on countless news outlets, including ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and the Fox News Channel. (READ MORE)
If you walk along the National Mall this November, you’ll see the Smithsonian Museums, the Washington Monument, Capitol Hill, and, possibly, something else: a 45-foot tall nude sculpture of a woman (that was first sent to the Burning Man occult festival to be ‘energized’ with demonic power). The Amazonian figure would tower over the National Mall next to the Washington Monument, directly facing the White House until March 28 to promote women’s equality. Organizers are trying to raise funds to transport the R-Evolution sculpture from San Francisco to Washington. They’ve gotten approval from the National Park Service to have the structure on the grounds of the National Mall. (READ MORE)
Picking up from the last entry, one does not have to look far to see that horrific murder (and other crimes) are well associated with Freemasonry. Former Freemason Charles Finney, who went on to be an illustrious Presbyterian leader of the Second Great Awakening, had a great deal to say about his experiences in his work, Why I Left Freemasonry. Under his heading entitled “Features of an Anti-Christ,” Finney remarks: “Freemasonry knows no mercy, and swears its candidates to avenge violations of Masonic obligations unto death,” and, “The penalties of these oaths are barbarous, even savage.”[i] Under his heading “Some Fair Conclusions,” Finney lists five disturbing reasons the Christian Church must sever all ties from Freemasonry. The fifth item thereof is mind-boggling:
Fifth, can a man who has taken, and still adheres to, the oath of the Royal Arch Mason be trusted to public office [such as a president or politician]? He swears to espouse the cause of a companion of this Degree when involved in any difficulty, so far as to extricate him, whether he be right or wrong. He swears to conceal his crimes, MURDER AND TREASON NOT EXCEPTED [caps in original]. Is such a man bound by such an oath to be trusted with office? Ought he to be accepted as a witness or juror when another Freemason is a party in the case? Ought he to be trusted with the office of Judge, or Justice of the Peace, or as a Sheriff, Constable, Marshal or any other office?…
Is any man who is under a most solemn oath to kill all who violate any part of Masonic oaths, a fit person to be at large among men?[ii]
Perhaps some have heard of the strange disappearance of Captain William Morgan in 1826. Supposedly, Morgan was abducted by Freemasons and murdered after he threatened to expose their secrets in a book he had written. He had been arrested and taken to jail for failure to pay a debt, and was subsequently released when a group of men came to his “rescue.” Immediately after he left the jailhouse, he was forced into a nearby carriage and was never seen alive again. It has been presumed he was murdered.
The account follows a complicated trail, and unfortunately, the story has been told with numerous variations depicting Morgan either as an innocent saint or disloyal buffoon, depending on the speaker. If the tale is divulged from the lips of a Freemason, Morgan was a drunken gambler and traitor, and after he was “escorted” to the carriage, he was thereafter given money in exchange for his own disappearance. Brotherhood members have throughout the years repeatedly come forward to admit that “misguided” members of the secret Order were definitely guilty of abducting Morgan (the trial evidence agrees), but that he agreed to make himself scarce in trade for the money and thereafter went on to live a peaceful life in Canada. However, there appear to be many plot-holes in this ending:
First, numerous eyewitnesses (including bystanders and unbiased staff of the jailhouse) testified in the trial after Morgan’s disappearance that he was forced into the carriage, all the while crying, “Murder! Murder!”
Second, it is a fact that after the abduction—whether he went willingly or was abducted by force—Morgan was taken to Fort Niagra on the Canadian shoreline and confined there. When an unidentified body washed up near that shore and was taken to Morgan’s wife for identification, she didn’t hesitate to confirm that the body was that of her husband.
Third, the Freemason publications that asserted Morgan had been seen in foreign parts of the world appointed in dignified offices were largely dismissed as false rumors, as they were written without consideration of his middle age, lack of foreign language skills, and lack of education (education that would have been needed in order for him to have been appointed as a dignified official anywhere, including in his native land, let alone in a foreign country where years of expensive training would have been needed to establish him in such positions as they claimed).
Fourth, all who came forward with the claim that they had seen and/or spoken to Morgan after his disappearance either belonged to the fraternity, or were well enough associated with the fraternity to give a biased testimony (whether that as a favor or from intimidation).
Fifth, if the “gone to Canada” story Freemasons so staunchly adhere to is true, what purpose would that ultimately achieve, anyway? The book was already at the publishers, and Morgan’s Illustrations of Freemasonry did, in fact, get published following his disappearance. The damage from the leak had already been dealt, and there was no “silencing” anyone by convincing them to leave the country, so that would have been a pointless way for the Brotherhood to clean up the mess Morgan made. An act of revenge upon the Freemasonic tattle-tale is the only logical reasoning behind this.
In the convoluted aftermath of the abduction, Dr. J. W. S. Mitchell, writer of the History of Free-masonry, and Masonic Digest, reflected the raging sentiment of the public when he wrote, “That William Morgan was murdered, we sincerely believe, and that one or more masons were concerned, and participated in the hellish deed, we have no reason to doubt.”[iii]
But the tale of Captain William Morgan, and the assertions by former Freemason Charles Finney, are only but two examples in a very, very long line of conspiracies attached to the Freemason’s oaths. Countless other testimonies have referred to blood oaths of horrific repercussion, including throats being slit, eyeballs pierced, tongues torn out, feet flayed, bodies hacked into pieces, and so on, if a Freemason were to give up the wrong information.
But back to our reflection upon the modern-day rituals…
Once the oath of secrecy has been taken aloud during the candidate’s ceremony, a reenactment of Hiram Abiff’s death is carried out from beginning to end, including the ritualized mock-blows of the apprentices to the candidate/initiate. At this, the initiate dramatizes falling down dead. Two among the brotherhood stage an attempt to resurrect the body, but the efforts are unsuccessful. A third fellow succeeds in the mock-resurrection, and the initiate is “reborn” (reincarnated or resurrected Rosicrucian-style) into the role of Master Mason.
For the initiate, this dramatization is an honor of the highest measure, as it represents allegiance to the bond of brotherhood and the integrity of a promise kept. Those who have gone on to describe the importance of the ritual to the outside have said the act represents the Masons’ need to mature in the natural world, whilst ensuring their spiritual maturity in preparation for the next life.
However, once Freemasonic symbolism (on display unabashedly throughout our nation’s capital) is taken into consideration and paired with the character of Abiff, the true meaning of this ritual stands out as far more sinister than mere celebration of integrity. (I tend to prize common sense a little too often for the word “integrity” to be associated with any ritual promising an unworthy candidate’s future disembowelment, as Monteith highlighted, but as this piece is written to provide information to the readers and not to share personal opinions, I will end that thread here.) Might Abiff represent someone or something other than the hero-builder of Solomon’s day?
Osiris was the rebirth and regeneration god of Egypt who married his sister, Isis. Osiris’ brother, Set (or “Seth”), wished to overthrow the throne for himself. He and seventy-two fellow conspirators (note this number, as it is important numerology we will discuss later) tricked Osiris into climbing inside a golden chest. Once inside, Set nailed the chest closed and had it thrown into the Nile River where it floated down the current and snagged in…an acacia tree, which was holding up the roof of a Phoenician coast palace in Byblos. Isis was heartbroken over the loss and searched the Nile for her husband. When she found him, he was drowned, but she took his body back home to care for it. Seth waited for Isis to momentarily leave the body, abducted his brother’s remains a second time, chopped it into fourteen pieces, and threw those, also, into the Nile. Again Isis fled to the Nile in search of her husband’s pieces, and found thirteen. The missing body part was, as you have probably guessed, his male reproductive organ. According to the myth, the organ had been swallowed by a medjed (also known as the “elephantfish” for its elephant trunk-like mouth)—a fish worshiped at Oxyrhynchus in ancient Egyptian religions.… Using a golden obelisk for the reproductive organ, Isis pieced Osiris back together and performed a ritual to impregnate herself. The son born of this unholy union was Horus—a reincarnation of the literal Osiris, whom she’d lost. Essentially, then, through the posthumous sex-magic ritual performed between Isis and the dead body of her husband, she is now mother to her own husband through Horus—the tutelary guardian god of the sky who watches over the world through the “eye of Horus.”[iv]
Apart from the fact that there are obvious parallels between the tales of Osiris and Hiram Abiff (both were victims of a violent murder by “brothers”; both burials involving references to an acacia tree; both deaths involve the loss of something grievously important [phallus; secret word or building plans]; both were eventually reborn [resurrected/reincarnated]; and several others depending on the versions told), many respected experts of Freemasonry (including respected Freemason authorities) have bluntly linked Osiris and Abiff.
Azariah T. C. Pierson wrote in Traditions of Freemasonry, “The legend and traditions of ‘Hiram Abif’…form the consummation of the connecting links between Freemasonry and the Ancient Mysteries.”[v] Later in the same work, Pierson said, “We readily recognize in Hiram Abif the Osiris of the Egyptians.”[vi] Thirty-third-Degree Freemason and author Daniel Sickels of The Freemason’s Guide came to the same conclusion, referring to the rite as “thoroughly Egyptian.”[vii] He goes on to say, “Osiris and the Tyrian Architect [which is Hiram Abiff, said in some associations to have been the king of Tyre] are one and the same.… In Egyptian Freemasonry, Osiris was the type of Beauty, Goodness, Order, and Truth. So, in the Temple-myth, the Tyrian [Abiff] is the symbol of Beauty and Order, and of that Creative Art which is ever ready to size the Ideal, and incarnate it in material forms.”[viii] Albert Mackey, in The Lexicon of Freemasonry, attested that the legend of Abiff was also “thoroughly Egyptian, and is closely allied to the Supreme Rite of the Isianic Mysteries”[ix] (the “Supreme Rite” being the highest degree; the “Isianic Mysteries” was Mackey’s reference to the mystery religion of Osiris and Isis). It appears clear then, through both obvious parallels as well as by Freemasonic admission and expertise, that the ritual of Hiram Abiff is none other than the ritualistic reenactment of Osiris and his sister/wife, Isis.
So what of it? Why do we care that the Freemasons are commemorating an ancient Egyptian god through the pseudo-hero Abiff? In the light of all they could be doing (Hellfire Club mock human sacrifices, charred bones in Franklin’s basement, and disappearing captains come to mind…) why do we fear such playacting? There are all kinds of religions and clubs out there that participate in odd events. What is it about this one in particular that we find so concerning?
It all travels back to that ancient Rosae Crucis, Rosicrucian, Masonic/Freemasonic, agenda.
The Devil’s “Magnetic” Link
By now, almost everyone in the country has seen the aerial shots of the pentagram in Washington, DC. As tools like Google Earth have provided instantaneous access to anyone on the globe wishing to see it for themselves, nobody can say it doesn’t exist. Many choose to say it was a fluke accident, but that theory falls flat when the pentagram design is compared to all the other pagan images and monuments in and around it. Their claim might be that the design doesn’t form a true pentagram since Rhode Island Avenue doesn’t connect entirely to the rest of the shape as the classic symbol would. Several times, Freemasons have used this reasoning to point to the “accidental” architecture with comments such as, “Oh please! It’s not even a true pentagram!”
However, that is easily explained by Manly P. Hall in The Secret Teachings of All Ages, and it, too, is intentional. Immediately under his heading “THE PENTAGRAM,” Hall sheds some light on what the pentagram actually means, and why it frequently appears in black magic without a complete connection:
In symbolism, an inverted figure [like the upside-down star] always signifies a perverted power. The average person does not even suspect the occult properties of emblematic pentacles. On this subject the great Paracelsus has written: “No doubt many will scoff at the seals, their characters and their uses, which are described in these books, because it seems incredible to them that metals and characters which are dead [such as monuments, domes, seals, dollar bills, statues, architectural design of a city, and any other inanimate object] should have any power and effect. Yet no one has ever proved that the metals and also the characters as we know them are dead, for the salts, sulphur, and quintessences of metals are the highest preservatives of human life and are far superior to all other simples.”[x]
This proves to us today that, even if the mainstream public does not believe inanimate objects have power—if we don’t buy into that “life power” of “salts, sulpher, and quintessences of metals”— there are those who do believe in their living power and plan to see it carried into the fruition of its intended design. Such an undertaking in a major city would need to be completed by men of power. Who do we think of when we consider the most powerful men in the world? Perhaps the elected leaders of the most powerful country in the world who belong to equally powerful secret fraternities?
The black magician cannot use the symbols of white magic without bringing down upon himself the forces of white magic, which would be fatal to his schemes. He must therefore distort [or turn upside down, in the case of the pentagram] the hierograms so that they typify the occult fact that he himself is distorting the principles for which the symbols stand. Black magic is not a fundamental art; it is the misuse of an art. Therefore it has no symbols of its own. It merely takes the emblematic figures of white magic, and by inverting and reversing them signifies that it is left-handed.[xi]
When viewing the map of the beloved Washington, DC, pentagram, the lowermost point of the inverted star begins at the back of the Oval Office and stretches out to a precise and perfectly executed design, except for the Rhode Island Avenue disconnect…which, as stated, was intentional. This would position the marker of the symbol to point straight at the home of our presidents, the first of which was Freemason George Washington.
A good instance of this practice is found in the pentagram, or five-pointed star, made of five connected lines. This figure is the time-honored symbol of the magical arts, and signifies the five properties of the Great Magical Agent, the five senses of man, the five elements of nature, the five extremities of the human body. By means of the pentagram within his own soul, man not only may master and govern all creatures inferior to himself, but may demand consideration at the hands of those superior to himself.
The pentagram is used extensively in black magic, but when so used its form always differs in one of three ways: The star may be broken at one point by not permitting the converging lines to touch; it may be inverted by having one point down and two up; or it may be distorted by having the points of varying lengths. When used in black magic, the pentagram is called the “sign of the cloven hoof,” or the footprint of the Devil. The star with two points upward is also called the “Goat of Mendes,” because the inverted star is the same shape as a goat’s head [or Baphomet].[xii]
This “Great Magical Agent” encapsulating the “five elements of nature” Hall referred to is recognized by several other names, most notably of which is the “Grand Telesma,” thus coined by Hermes Trismegistus of the sacred Hermetic Corpus texts addressed earlier. Additional (and quite telling) information on this subject comes from renowned scholarly mystic Arthur Edward Waite.
Waite was a Freemason anda member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, as well as the founder of the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross established in 1915. He wrote several acclaimed books, including The Real History of the Rosicrucians, and was the cocreator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck (the most popular Tarot deck in use within English-speaking countries today). In his book, The Mysteries of Magic, we read under article “IV.—The Great Magic Agent, or The Mysteries of the Astral Light” in the “Doctrines of Occult Force” section:
There exists a force in Nature which is far more powerful than steam, by means of which a single man, who can master it and knows how to direct it, might throw the world into confusion and transform its face. It is diffused through infinity; it is the substance of heaven and earth, for it is either fixed or volatile according to its degrees of polarization. It was termed by Hermes Trismegistus the Grand Telesma.… It is substance and motion at one and the same time; it is a fluid and a perpetual vibration. The inherent force by which it is put into activity is called magnetism.… [A telling moment for sure… Magnetism is the drawing force of one object to another. Consider, then, what these occult builders might be interested in “drawing toward” Washington, DC…] The will of intelligent beings acts directly on this light, and, by means thereof, upon all nature, which is made subject to the modifications of intelligence.[xiii]
Let’s stop and take a look at the enormous implications of that last sentence: We humans, the “intelligent beings,” Waite says, when imposing our “will” upon “all nature” through the Grand Telesma or Astral Light, can manipulate the very laws of nature (thus creating a supernatural effect). In case it may be assumed that I have misinterpreted or misquoted this fantastical line of thought, on page 73 of this same work, Waite says, “The Great Magic Agent has…properties, [which, when] directed by the will of man, can modify all phases of Nature.”[xiv] Perhaps put even more simply and adjusting this reflection to Freemasonic agenda: According to master occultists, humans can control the forces of nature and therefore impose their will upon others existing within it (in this case, American citizens) through the power of the Great Magical Agent/Grand Telesma—the symbol of which, according to these same occult masters, is the pentagram. The “inherent force” behind the pentagram, as Waite explained, is “magnetism,” which serves to pull or draw something toward something else.
He goes on to explain that although the chemistry side of these forces had not yet been mastered (at the time of his writing), there would be a day when “the coming synthesis of chemistry will probably lead our physicists to a knowledge of the universal agent, and then what will hinder them from determining the strength, number, and direction of its magnets? A complete revolution of science will follow, and we shall return to the transcendent magic of the Chaldeans [Babylonians].”[xv] And I would add: What would hinder them from determining Washington, DC, as the location of the magnetic pull?
But of course, to direct the forces of the Great Magical Agent to their proper location, one would need to place a design over the receiving end to establish occult connection. What better design to choose than the “time-honored [pentagram] symbol” Hall spoke of, which “signifies the five properties of the Great Magical Agent”? But wait… We already have that very symbol, stationed in Washington, DC, as a receptacle. And it’s left open on Rhode Island Avenue, just as Hall discussed, for the “footprint of the Devil.” In the next entry we will unveil how deep state occultists in Washington today are calling on The Great Magical Agent For Isis Impregnation…
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[iii] Dr. J. W. S. Mitchell, History of Free-masonry, and Masonic Digest, as quoted by: A. P. Bentley, History of the Abduction of William Morgan, and the Anti-Masonic Excitement of 1826–30 (Van Cise & Throop: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, 1874), 26.
[iv] Thomas Horn and Steve Quayle, Unearthing the Lost World of the Cloudeaters (Defender Publishing: Crane, MO, 2017), 437–438.
[v] Azariah T. C. Pierson, Traditions of Freemasonry and Its Coincidences with the Ancient Mysteries (Masonic Publishing Company: University of California Press, 1870), 159.
By default of the inclusion of the word “mason” in the terms “Masonry” and “Freemasonry,” anyone can gather that the societies were formed in the Baconian era with an interest in major-city (or kingdom) architecture. A mason lays stones, so these fraternities are clearly about the mission of building. But if mere architecture was the only goal, what explanation might there be behind all the ancient orders of mysticism? This question might seem like one with an obvious answer to veterans of literature discussing the occultic symbolism of Washington, DC, but it is a question that must be asked for those readers who are only just joining the discussion. What were these secret builders up to, and why were their societies built upon the foundations of occultism?
Before we address these questions, please note that just as some followed the Rosicrucian Order to seek personal growth and not to pray to dark deities or practice alchemy, most men and women in Freemasonic circles today are morally upright people. They either do not know about the plans set by the men who have gone before and above them, or they believe it to all be rumors perpetuated by conspiratorial crazies and find themselves understandably exhausted by the stereotypes. Some of these very personalities have tossed all darker theories out, saying the equivalent to: “If you are not a Freemason, then I think it’s ridiculous that you would talk about what we are really doing. I always hear from conspiracy theorists that I’m ‘just not high enough to know what the higher degrees are up to,’ but the accuser, himself, is not a Freemason, so he knows even less than I do about who we are and what we stand for. For once and for all, we are not doing [fill in the blank].” Because slight variations to this argument continue to appear, I feel it’s time in the reflection to show what a Freemason did say on the subject—one who happens to be one of the most respected, learned, authoritative, and celebrated Freemasons of all time. Sovereign Grand Commander Albert Pike, in the Masonic handbook, Morals and Dogma, wrote:
Masonry, like all the Religions, all the Mysteries, Hermetic, and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages, or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled; to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it.[i]
It would be imprudent and inaccurate to suggest that every Freemason currently has, or has had in the past, a sinister scheme for America’s future on their mind. For those Freemasons who are not yet in the upper levels, it is understandably frustrating that they keep being told by outsiders that they are in the dark about their own society. However, as Pike—one of the greatest spokesmen of Freemasonry in world history—just explained, that is precisely what is going on. All the lower-level Freemasons receive is “false explanations and misinterpretations” until they have proven themselves worthy of keeping secrets. By then, they have already agreed to a horrific end should they default on their promises of confidentiality.
There is simply too much occultic symbolism associated with Freemasonry for researchers to completely let go of the idea that both early and modern upper rungs of the society intend only to simulate harmless or entertaining social rituals. It remains a blatant and open fact that the architecture of our Capitol was built with unsettling imagery in its very stones—the nature of which is always pagan…and frequently satanic.
It is well known that [John] Dee was a sorcerer who summoned demonic spirits to obtain secret knowledge; a practice used by Rosicrucians (of whom Dee was the chief in England) for centuries. The root word for “demon” means “a knowing one.” The Rosicrucians desired to know secrets of science (i.e., knowledge) and consulted demons to get information. [Sir Francis] Bacon also made contact with demonic spirits, including the goddess Pallas Athena, whom he claimed was his muse or inspiration. In time, Dee handed off the leadership of the Rosicrucian Society to Bacon, who would enfold the secrets of Rosicrucianism into the system of Freemasonry.
Little wonder that Sir Francis Bacon would become the father of the modern scientific method, and that men like Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson would follow his example in their scientific endeavors. Franklin and Jefferson are both claimed by modern Rosicrucians as being of their order.
Like the Gnostics, the Rosicrucians craved knowledge; it was this desire that led them to worship Lucifer. The secret orders regard Lucifer as the “angel of light” who, in the form of a serpent, bid mankind to partake of the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil” so that their eyes would be open and they could become as gods. This is the inner doctrine of Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, and all the secret orders—and always has been. In the nineteenth century, when Masons like Pike and Mackey (along with leading occultists such as Eliphas Levi and Madame H. P. Blavatsky) [of whom we will later address] described this doctrine in their writings, they were only admitting in print what had been secretly known for centuries. The difference was that with the revolutionary movements, freedom of religion allowed them to publish such things without fear of persecution.[ii]
This is an interesting trail of thought, for sure. However, Pinto did not limit his reflection of American Masonic origins to Dee and Bacon. He goes on to address the longstanding “secrets in stone” exercises put in place by earlier Masons in the interest of introducing syncretized symbolism in sacred places:
Centuries before all this, in 1492, Rosslyn Chapel was built by Scottish Freemasons. To this day, the chapel is considered a puzzle because it is filled with carvings and icons of [both] Christian and Pagan religions. Why? The reason is because Freemasons have always had the inner doctrine of amalgamating religious beliefs. Much of this can be traced back to the Knights Templar, who are said to have fled to Scotland when they were persecuted in Europe (circa 1307).… Furthermore, in the wake of the Scottish Jacobite rebellions of the early 1700s, many Scottish Masons and Rosicrucians fled to America, bringing their occult doctrines with them. One of their power centers was the Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4, whose members included George Washington, James Monroe, and eight of the Revolutionary War generals.[iii]
Manly P. Hall, known as “Masonry’s greatest philosopher” to his celebrators, once wrote a book called The Secret Destiny of America. Even the book’s title holds an ominous insinuation. (That our country would have been born with a “secret destiny” is a concept we will visit at length throughout this work.) Hall confirms Pinto’s assertion in his book with the following words regarding how early Freemasons “reclothed” their ideologies in “Christian phraseology” in order to flatter and deceive a land whose residents held Christian values dear prior to the Revolution:
The rise of the Christian Church broke up the intellectual pattern of the classical pagan world. By persecution of this pattern’s ideologies it drove the secret societies into greater secrecy; the pagan intellectuals then reclothed their original ideas in a garment of Christian phraseology, but bestowed the keys of the symbolism only upon those duly initiated and bound to secrecy by their vows.…
They signed each stone with the secret symbols of their cult, and into the intricate carvings of church and chapel they worked the old pagan figures and designs. Many guilds sprang up, binding skilled craftsmen in confraternities of arts and crafts and trades. Architecture remained the chosen instrument for the perpetuation of the Great Design….
All the sciences contained brilliant far-seeing men who equally desired to contribute their part to the philosophic empire of the future. Secret societies were formed in their own professions, using the emblems established in their arts to conceal their social aspirations. Thus did the Alchemists come into being [including such men as Dee and Bacon], the mystic chemists seeking the elixir of life, the wise man’s stone [of which Dee spent his entire life devotedly seeking], the universal medicine, and the agent for the transmutation of metals.[iv]
So what began as a subtle syncretism of Christian symbolism alongside pagan symbolism became an outright replacement of pagan symbols over sacred Christian images by the time our capital was built. Pinto says as much: “The practice of carving their doctrines in stone continued in the new world with the building of Washington, DC. This is why one will find in our nation’s capital countless images of gods and goddesses, along with zodiacs, the Washington Monument Obelisk (which Time Magazine depicts Trump fracturing in its recent Hat Tip cover to occult insiders), reflecting pools, and a whole cacophony of pagan imagery. There are no monuments to Jesus Christ, the apostles, or anything having to do with the Christian faith.”[v]
Who were the design engineers and builders of our nation’s capital? That would be those men we outlined at the beginning of this study: the presidents, politicians, founding fathers, government associates, aristocratic elitists, and finally, those who “appreciated” the morality of Christ while flirting with “Hellfire Club” debauchery on the weekends. The architecture of our country is entirely pagan. Are we supposed to surmise that this was done by accident? That the builders who dedicated each stone of Washington, DC, to pagan gods made Jesus Christ the victim of unintentional oversight? That they intended to glorify the Man behind the morality they “appreciated,” but they simply got busy and forgot? Or, can we prize common-sense logic well enough to conclude that our founding fathers and prominent American leaders deliberately and calculatedly dedicated our land to pagan gods for an underlying (and terrifying) purpose?
If the symbols embedded in our capital are allowed to speak for themselves, I believe we have a strong case for precisely that brand of conclusion. All the images are displayed out in the open for any visitor to view in person. The intent of the society’s masterminds may be shrouded under layers of secrecy, but their artwork is blatantly public.
So, if the society does, in fact, have an agenda related to the dark etchings and monuments on our land, how have our citizens remained so unaware if the proof of it is not even remotely hidden?
The answer to that question may in part be due to the value Freemasons place on keeping a secret.
The Legend of Hiram Abiff / Vows of Silence
The tale of Hiram Abiff (also known as “the Widow’s Son” and oftentimes recognized as King Hiram I of Tyre or Huram Abi, son of a widow from the tribe of Naphtali), is ritually reenacted amidst the brethren each time a Freemason reaches the Master level (or 3rd Degree). The story involves several variations throughout history, but a popular regaling of the central elements (as known to the general public) is as follows:
Around a thousand years before Christ’s birth, King Solomon appointed a master architect to oversee the building of the sacred Jerusalem Temple—the housing site, as designed by God directly, of the Ten Commandments tablets. This architect was named Hiram Abiff.
Solomon shared God’s divine and heavenly building design with Abiff, but swore him to secrecy. Abiff agreed to keep the design a secret at all costs, including at the threat of death.
Three of Abiff’s apprentice workers grew jealous of his position as master mason. They sought to gain access to the riddles of deific Masonry—believing that this would unlock secret knowledge of the universe (or in some variations “give them magical powers,” “make them the greatest masons,” etc.)—by repeatedly asking Abiff for the restricted access code. Abiff did not divulge the information, so a plan was set in motion to ambush him at the next opportunity. The three apprentices studied Abiff’s schedule patterns and set the ambush plan in motion for midday, as each day at noon, Abiff walked away from the worksite to pray. (The popular version says he frequented the Holy of Holies in the depths of the Temple at this time.)
Just after they were in position—one apprentice stationed at each of Abiff’s three exits—Abiff headed to the eastern door to leave. The first apprentice met him there and demanded the code. Abiff informed him that he would only be given the code after the Temple was completed and the apprentice had proved himself worthy of the secrets. Angered, the apprentice struck Abiff in the throat.
Abiff fled, stumbling to the southern door, where he was met by the second apprentice demanding the same answer. Abiff refused again and was dealt a blow to the chest.
Abiff fled once more to the western door, where the third apprentice repeated the demand. After a third refusal, he was finally killed with a strike to the forehead. Just before death, he is said to have cried out, “Who will help the widow’s son?” (now rumored to be the Masonic cry for help from fellow brethren in the fraternity). His blood was shed entirely within the Temple walls.
Abiff’s body was taken outside and buried, where it was later discovered by Solomon and his men nearby an acacia tree. (Note the “acacia tree” for later.)
This is where the story has nearly uncountable variations of its ending, each involving many different aspects of burial, murder scandals with Solomon’s name at the center, items of interest found at the exhumation of the body, the theory that the secrets of the building plans died with Abiff, etc.
Modern historians (and some Freemasons) suggest that the legend of Hiram Abiff originated the term “free mason”: a mason who has a free mind, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom to travel the world to his heart’s desire, and so on—and that “free masons” always have three assailants (like the apprentices in the story): ignorance (which, as stated prior, was also the greatest enemy of Sir Bacon’s goddess Pallas Athena), fanaticism, and tyranny. Other theories have surfaced proposing that the “free mason” was simply a mason who didn’t belong to, or allow himself to be mandated by, a mason guild, or that the term distinguishes the “free masons” from the “cowans” (Scotland’s rough, unhewn stone builders). (Also worthy of note: Today’s Masonic lodges are built based on the biblical description of King Solomon’s temple as a result of the legend.)
What remains for today’s Masonic fraternities, however, is the heroism laced into the legend of Abiff. So dedicated was he to the concealment of the Masonic secrets that he willingly died protecting them—and his death was mercilessly violent. The greatest hero of any brethren, or so the story signifies, is one who can keep the knowledge of the secret mysteries of the builders and brethren restricted, even in the face of bloody death. This legendary “access code” (sometimes referred to as “password,” “code word,” “secret code,” or “keyword”) is said to be given to a Master Mason as a sign of accomplishment or recognition for their service to the society only after they have proved themselves a worthy Apprentice and Craftsman (the first two levels of Freemasonry). The secret code of the Master Mason is then bestowed upon them following the ritual of Hiram Abiff.
The initiation rite of the Master Mason has been revealed numerous times by former Freemasons. The rite varies slightly from testimony to testimony, but key essentials of the ritual remain solid. To begin, the ritual is always held confidentially in the presence of the brethren. The candidate swears an oath of secrecy, vowing never to expose anything that happens within those walls to another human being outside of them. They are made to agree that, should they default on this promise, they risk being killed in horrific and/or painful ways.
It’s a secret society. It’s always been a secret society. And to reveal anything about these secret societies ensures your death. And people have tried to expose Masonry, even to this very day, [they] risk their lives in doing it.… When you actually go into Masonry in the first three degrees, you’ll promise that if you ever reveal any of the secrets of Masonry in the first degree, you’ll have your tongue cut out and you’ll be buried in the sands of the sea up to the level of your neck [when the waters reach] low tide. At the second degree…they cut out your heart, and at the third degree, they’re going to cut out your entrails and burn them.[vi]
Sounds sensational, no? But one does not have to look far to see that murder (including recent mysterious deaths connected to WikiLeaks?) are well associated with Freemason SABOTEURS, as we will uncover in the next entry.
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[i] Albert Pike, Morals & Dogma: Scottish Rite in Freemasonry (Jenkins, Inc., Richmond, VA: 1944), 42; emphasis added.
It’s been more than three years since Payton Leutner was stabbed 19 times by two friends in a Wisconsin park in the “Slender Man” stabbing, and this week a jury hears testimony to decide if one of her attackers was mentally competent at the time. Opening statements began Tuesday in the case of 15-year-old Anissa Weier, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Weier’s defense is now tasked with convincing 10 of 16 jurors (12 assigned and four alternates) that Weier was delusional at the time of the May 2014 attack and went after Leutner because Weier feared the internet character Slender Man. Weier has pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide, meaning she admits she took part in the attack; this trial will determine if she can be held criminally responsible, which will impact whether she heads to prison or a mental hospital. (READ MORE)
At the start of our overview on the faith of the founding fathers, the point was made that people too often begin their research into the subject from the American Revolution and forward, inadvertently missing the paganism that had long been established on our soil before the United States of America was conceived. The same can be said of the research into Masonry and Freemasonry. So many books, articles, and documentaries (as well as Internet sites dedicated to the subject) begin the dig around the apron of George Washington or the geographical pentagram of DC, since the purposes of those works are to address the occultism that pervades our young America. This paves way for the errant concept that if Freemasonry has any kind of religious slant—Christian, pagan, satanic, etc.—it would have been born around the late 1700s. Therefore, when Freemasonic religions in the US are considered, the religions of our US founding fathers are immediately married to the conclusions (which is faulty). For instance, one might say, “Freemasonry could not have been built upon [this or that] religion, because that’s not the religion Washington and his men belonged to. By process of elimination then, we can safely assume that at worst, the Freemasonic rituals were harmless, creative, Deistic simulations.”
Though such reasoning seems logical, it limits the conclusion to the timeline of the men (and women) who supervised America’s birth, and not to the origins (and influences therein) of the Freemasonic Order—which is ancient. It is surprising to observe how few people are aware how far back the rabbit hole of Masonry and Freemasonry travels.
First, it is important to refute a popular assumption that there were only a few Freemasonic leaders active at the time of the American Revolution, and that the importance of this is trivial to our nation’s formation. Although a few sources claim the United States of America was only marginally connected to Masonic influence, they are becoming a minority.
Nancy Pelosi, at the first session of the 110th Congress on January 5, 2007, delivered House Resolution 33, which was a commemoration of the past “thousands of Freemasons in every State in the Nation and honoring them for their many contributions to the Nation throughout its history.” Two items on the agenda read, “Freemasons, whose long lineage extends back to before the Nation’s founding” and “the Founding Fathers of this great Nation and signers of the Constitution, most of whom were Freemasons.”[i] Perhaps she was referring to the well-known early brethren of the Craft: Washington, Monroe, Jackson, Polk, Buchanan, A. Johnson, Garfield, McKinley, T. Roosevelt, Taft, Harding, F. Roosevelt, Truman, L. B. Johnson, Ford, Franklin, Revere, Burke, and Hancock. Perhaps she was referring to John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, and numerous others who were accounted friends of the brotherhood. Regardless of who she may have had in mind at the time of her address, it is the result of much public display just like this that the issue has mostly been dropped and acknowledgment of significant Masonic sway at the nation’s onset has been accepted.
Occult expert Manly P. Hall of Freemasonic infamy wrote: “Was Francis Bacon’s vision of the ‘New Atlantis’ a prophetic dream of the great civilization, which was so soon to rise upon the soil of the New World? It cannot be doubted that the secret societies…conspired to establish [such] upon the American continent.” Hall continued that historical incidents in the early development of the United States clearly bore “the influence of that secret body, which has so long guided the destinies of peoples and religions. By them nations are created as vehicles for the promulgation of ideals, and while nations are true to these ideals they survive; when they vary from them, they vanish like the Atlantis of old which had ceased to ‘know the gods.’”[ii]
To the few remaining sources that postulate Masonry was a Christian endeavor until it was sullied by occultists like Albert Pike, consider what Pelosi said about Masonry “extend[ing] back to before the Nation’s founding.”
Prior to Washington, the first Grand Master of the American Masonic Order is largely considered to be Sir Francis Bacon of the Baconian “New Atlantis” dream (which we will discuss shortly) circa 1620. And his primary influence according to most historians? Rosicrucianism: a seventh-century European cultural movement syncretizing Kabbalism, Christianity, and Hermeticism toward the goal of spiritual reformation among man.
Kabbalism—although the meaning of the word kabbalah translates “tradition” (of the Hebrews)—can in no way be compared to orthodox Judaism. The precise meaning of its practice varies from each adherent to the next, depending on their own cultural application of its teachings (kind of how Christianity’s convictions and teachings vary from one denomination to the other, all based on the Cross of Calvary, yet rendering religious practices that at times can be polar opposites of each other). Origins trace to orally passed traditions from the ancient rabbis of Moses’ time and evolves into differentiating convictions as later generations made modifications. However, as it relates to Rosicrucianism in the seventeenth century just prior to the Deistic Age of Reason, the core doctrine is that of a Western esoteric and occultic nature drawing its insights from none other than theosophical mysticism. Many have summarized Kabbalism as the early Jews’ own Mystery Religion.
Hermeticism (also called Hermetism) is both philosophical and religious, stemming primarily from the sacred Egyptian-Greek Hermetic Corpus wisdom texts, frequently dated to approximately AD 100–300 (although almost just as often, they are dated to Pharaonic Egypt by others, though these dating methods are highly scrutinized). These texts were written as a conversation between a teacher by the name of Hermes Trismegistus (literally, “thrice-greatest Hermes”) and a disciple seeking enlightenment. Discussions between these two characters falls deeply into reflections on the cosmos, divinity, unlocking spiritual rebirth through the power of the mind, alchemical achievements (cloaked in metaphor), and vehement defense of pagan rituals and veneration of sacred imagery. Although, like Kabbalism, Hermeticism has evolved greatly over time—both due to divergent applications of the doctrine as well as significant mistranslations of the original writings—it almost always insists throughout all its variations that it is the supreme Prisca theologia (Latin “old theology”; the belief in one single and infinitely true theology found in all religions of the world as bestowed upon mankind by God [or “the gods” in some cases] from the beginning). By the fourteenth century (heading into the Renaissance), Hermeticism proved to be a profoundly dominating authority on alchemy and magic, inspiring countless authors in subsequent centuries (Sir Thomas Browne, Giordano Bruno, and Pico della Mirandola, to name a few) who rose to stardom with their own canons of enlightenment and spiritual human transcendence via these methods.
But if the seventeenth-century Rosicrucianism is the forerunner of American Masonry through personalities like the credited first Grand Master Sir Francis Bacon, then what is the forerunner of Rosicrucianism? Let’s trace this back even farther to the Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (represented today by AMORC, the organization claiming to be the highest authority of the ancient Order; Rosae Crucis translates “Rose Cross”). The cross symbol is contemporarily associated to the death of Christ, but the Order Rosae Crucis predates Christianity, so according to the official AMORC organization today, at the time the earliest symbols were drawn, the cross was a representation of the shape of the human body (consider da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man”). The rose, according to the same source, “represents the individual’s unfolding consciousness.”[iii] Their site goes on to say quite openly:
The Rosicrucian movement, of which the Rosicrucian Order, AMORC, is the most prominent modern representative, has its roots in the mystery traditions, philosophy, and myths of ancient Egypt dating back to approximately 1500 BCE. In antiquity the word “mystery” referred to a special gnosis, a secret wisdom. Thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt select bodies or schools were formed to explore the mysteries of life and learn the secrets of this hidden wisdom. Only sincere students, displaying a desire for knowledge and meeting certain tests were considered worthy of being inducted into these mysteries. Over the course of centuries these mystery schools added an initiatory dimension to the knowledge they transmitted.[iv]
Now, if this source is true, we’re finally getting somewhere. It appears that the earliest forms of today’s Freemasonic fraternities, albeit by a different name, were established in ancient Egyptian and pagan mysticism. The site goes on to share some interestingly familiar details regarding the Order’s ceremonious operations:
It is further traditionally related that the Order’s first member-students met in secluded chambers in magnificent old temples, where, as candidates, they were initiated into the great mysteries. [Sound familiar?] Their mystical studies then assumed a more closed character and were held exclusively in temples which had been built for that purpose [a “Grand Lodge” of its day]. Rosicrucian tradition relates that the great pyramids of Giza were most sacred in the eyes of initiates. Contrary to what historians affirm, our tradition relates that the Giza pyramids were not built to be the tombs of pharaohs, but were actually places of study and mystical initiation. The mystery schools, over centuries of time, gradually evolved into great centers of learning, attracting students from throughout the known world.[v]
According to AMORC, the first school of the Order was launched by Pharaoh Thutmose III. A short number of years later, Pharaoh Amenhotep IV (later Akhnaton) became a celebrated initiate and established worship of the sun (or solar disk, “Aton”). Following this, famous Greek and Roman philosophers (such as Thales, Pythagoras, and Plotinus), “journeyed to Egypt and were initiated into the mystery schools. They then brought their advanced learning and wisdom to the Western world. Their experiences are the first records of what eventually grew and blossomed into the Rosicrucian Order.”[vi]
As with any religions involving varying sects, denominations, orders, organizations, divisions, and so on, the Rosicrucian Order has always varied in its practices from discipleship group to discipleship group. Whereas there were certainly individuals drawn into the practice of the ancient Order Rosae Crucis and the latter Rosicrucian Order who sought only the “unfolding consciousness” enlightenment promised (approaching it from an intellectual-growth angle), a great number of leaders took it well beyond that and into spiritually perverse acts of regularly communing with demons and Satan. According to standard Christian theology, this is always the natural result of clandestine fellowships that concentrate upon enlightenment through exhortation to pagan deities, spiritism, clairvoyance, ESP, and so on via communication with the spiritual realm—that which is unsanctioned and unprotected by the blood of Christ—whether the worshiper intended it or not. It remains to be an invitation for demonic influences to mimic the pursued entities, and once they respond (as history has shown they do), the worshipper believes contact with the deity has been made and “enlightenment” was achieved.
Sir Francis Bacon, whom we have already expressed herein to be the accredited first American Freemason and “New Atlantis” dreamer, was close associate to John Dee. Dee was Queen Elizabeth I’s personal advisor. As a celebrated mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, occult philosopher, Hermetic philosopher, divinest, alchemist, sorcerer, and crystal-gazer, Dee’s authority of the relationship between science and magic was strong in an age when the rest of the surrounding world could not reasonably deny supernatural activity, but was excited to find explanation of the supernatural through newfound, Age-of-Reason methodologies. Dee stood as one of the most educated and scholarly men of his day. (In fact, the European “Age of Discovery/Exploration” is in part attributed to Dee’s work in space navigation; he would go on to instruct some of England’s most intense early “voyages of discovery.” One of the many links between Dee and the Rosicrucian Order is his famous illustration of the Monas Hieroglyphica—a glyph showing the relationship between the moon, sun, elements, and fire—which was said to have been a partial inspiration to the Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz pamphlet.)
Though Dee is a name well remembered for his contributions to the space and science communities of his era, it’s not a secret that he religiously communed with demons—as well as with what he believed to be “angels”—as a means of uncovering the Prisca theologia. He believed that one universal language unlocked the secrets of creation, and that mankind had, at one point, been at perfect peace amidst his human brothers and sisters. Who better to ask for these secrets than angels and demons?
Ian Taylor, author of In the Minds of Men: Darwin and the New World Order, said during an interview:
[This is why] the Rosicrucians had to be a secret society. Their object was to discover God’s truths after Him. But some of their methodologies were bordering on witchcraft.… They claimed that they could communicate with angels and demons. Well, in the first place, the Scripture tells you not to do it. But their idea was that if you could do that, surely those creatures, the angels and the demons, they know a lot of things that we don’t know. After all, they’ve been around since time immemorial, and they are familiar with Heaven itself, so surely they can tell us many secrets. Well the Church…would take a dim view of that and [the Rosicrucians] could be put to death for that sort of thing.[vii]
Chris Pinto’s documentary Secret Mysteries goes on to say:
Dee was imprisoned under suspicion of sorcery: an accusation that would follow him throughout his life—and one that seems not unfounded, considering his system of magic is still practiced by many occultists to this day.… In his quest for knowledge, Dee tapped into the powers of the beyond, hoping to learn secrets from the spirit realm…but not everyone saw Dee’s dabbling as communicating with angels of God. Dee once wrote that he was looked upon as a “companion of hellhounds,” a “caller” and a “conjurer” of “wicked and damned spirits.” Yet, like Bacon, he practiced much of his craft in secret as an active member of the Rosicrucians in England. Some even credit Dee as founder of the Rosicrucian movement. As such, communing with angelic beings that provide scientific knowledge was a familiar practice.… The secret societies of the Elizabethan era were in danger, not for the knowledge they possessed, but [for] how they obtained it through occult practices of summoning spirits and conjuring demons. They were nevertheless determined to continue for the cause of science and learning.… In a diary entry of June eighth, 1584, Dee records a startling account, [saying] Jesus was not God, and that no prayers ought to be made to Him. [The diary entries] further claimed that sin does not exist, and that man’s soul simply moves from one body to another…in reincarnation.[viii]
As the Rosicrucians ebbed each day farther toward a universalized ideology of reincarnation (a concept that became paramount in American Freemasonry), Dee continued to meld science, mathematics, magic, and alchemy as he conducted magic ceremonies, gazed into his obsidian scrying mirror, and prayed for the “angels” to give him the answers to the world’s most sought-after questions. His reputation as a sorcerer has remained so prominent throughout history that he became the infamous inspiration behind J. K. Rowling’s mighty chief wizard Dumbledore of “Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry” in the Harry Potter book series—the character described to look exactly how Dee appeared while in service to Mary I of England (known as “Bloody Mary” for her persecution of Christians).
Sir Bacon prized Dee’s achievements and followed in his footsteps. (Bacon had communed and worshiped a demonic presence [he called her a “muse”] by the name of Pallas Athena, based upon an extremely powerful Greek goddess who “shook her spear” from anger in the presence of ignorance—which is pertinent to the Hiram Abiff legend, as we will discuss shortly.) Thus, that ancient Egyptian Order Rosae Crucis became, through the complicated relationship and resulting influences of Bacon and Dee, the newly established form of the secret Masonic/Freemasonic society.
Take the Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis (itself proven to be modified throughout the ages by pharaohs and ancient philosphers) and add the syncretism inaugurated by Rosicrucianism (Kabbalism, Christianity, and Hermeticism) along with the crystal-gazing, demon-worship, and angel-prayers of the Bacon/Dee era. If we’re not already drowning in a pool of esoteric mystery, then add the Deistic, Age-of-Reason enlightenment slant (birthed by some of the same personalities that participated in Hellfire Club, “Do-what-thou-wilt” orgies/drunkenness/mock rituals), and we arrive at the onset of United States Freemasonry.
It’s no wonder that so many find the beliefs and rituals of the Freemasons confusing and ambiguous. But, perhaps this is an appropriate time to remind the reader what Paul said in 1 Corinthians 10:20: “The things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.”
Was America dedicated to such a thing? More than most know… and we’ll continue exposing these Saboteurs in the next entry.
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[vii] Ian Taylor, during his interview for Secret Mysteries of America’s Beginnings: Volume 1: The New Atlantis, DVD series, distributed by Total-Content LLC, executive producer David E. Bay, written and directed by Christian J. Pinto, 1:39:38–1:40:24.