The famous phrase against the ancient Gnostic Heretics known as the Cathars says it all “Kill them all – the Lord will know his own.” It was allegedly written in 1233 by Pope Gregory IX who issued a formal letter denouncing them as a sect of devil-worshippers, whose practices he described as being immoral and downright evil. This attack by the church on Heretics is an example of a time we still live in today that I like to call "The Secret Rites of Gnosis Controlled by the Church and Secret Societies."
For the purpose of this article, I would like to explain in simple terms what happened to the old-time religion of Gnosis. You see, in ancient times around 3,500-2,000 year ago, there was a global Gnostic religion that was practiced by many nations. It can be called the religion of Gnosis symbolized by the famous symbol found world-wide being that of the serpent and or dragon. It was by no means a unified religion and many of these nation states had constantly warred with one another.
Evidence of this old religion can be in all parts of the globe. Wherever there were massive empires and or evidence of a highly advanced people to be discovered, more often than not, there can always be found archeological artifacts of the serpent Gnostic religion.
As I have stated many times in the past, early Christianity is nothing but a unified exoteric form of this religion. Meaning that the ancient teachings of Gnosis were not at all lost and or permanently destroyed, but were secretly encoded into the teachings of Jesus and the Saints of the Universal (Catholic) Church who after all, were Gnostics themselves. They were just part of the Sethian initiates of the official organized Roman and Greek unified schools of Gnosticism backed by the world's most powerful armies and strategists.
33rd Degree Masonic Philosopher, Manly P. Hall describes this event in his Gnostic masterpiece, "The Secret Teachings of All Ages" where Hall had written, "Even today there are evidences of Gnostic philosophy in the modern world, but they bear other names and their true origin is not suspected.
Many of the Gnostic concepts have actually been incorporated into the dogmas of the Christian Church, and our newer interpretations of Christianity are often along the lines of Gnostic emanationism."
Anyone who was not part of this Universal Brotherhood of the Christian Church that was backed by the Roman and Greek armies and elite with Jesus as their Grand Master were deemed enemies of the Brotherhood. Once you were considered an enemy of the state, war would be made upon you, your family and any and all the members of these ancient Gnostic serpent schools who refused to become members of the new Universal Brotherhood. Your books burned, name tarnished and your soul deemed evil in the his-story books.
In a sense, it was the official start of this 6th Age that Plutarch had once called "Cretan against Cretan," and the Bedouins say it quite simply, "I against my brother, my brothers and I against my cousins, then my cousins and I against strangers." In the Bible this old teaching is incorporated into the story of when Cain killed his Brother Able and for doing so, Cain was protected by God. Then there are other Brotherhood sayings such as, "If you are not with us, you are against us," and "the ends justifies the means."
We can even go one step further to a time I like to call that of the Gnostic Liars where telling lies in the name of war and deceit was not only lawful, it was their job to use their words and writings to combat all competing Gnostic sects. After all, Jesus said he came not to bring peace, but a sword. This Gnostic tactic is still cleverly used to this day and especially in the so-called truth movement that can be summed up by the Latin Masonic term, "Ordo Ab Chao," and in English, "Order out of Chaos."
This war can be originally and directly attributed to the Roman-Greco Catholic Churches war on the Gnostics, and now with Islam against the competing global religion of exoteric Gnosis that at one time was found almost all over the world. This Christian influence and eventually with the advent of Islam and the birth and life of the prophet Muhammad overshadowed all the ancient Gnostic religions and schools of the past. In a sense, we can say that the last 2,000 years, we have seen a global war that was partially based on eliminating and or controlling knowledge in all parts of the globe.
The most recent evidence of these warring facts may be found in the persecution of the Gnostic sect known as the Yezedi's in the Middle East and Iraq by the Islamic group known as ISIS. Quite possibly they are one of the last remaining ancient Gnostic groups in the Middle East who has refused to convert to the ways of the Brotherhood.
A religion that they deemed unlawful, and all teachings that were not accepted by the Western and Eastern Churches in the early Councils by the Church Fathers and Doctors was deemed as heresy and doomed to destruction in a blaze of Gnostic Glory. They then encoded their own Gnostic teachings into a hard to understand esoteric form into the New Law that we know today as the New Testament.
In its place, the savior to the Christian world, Jesus had taken the place of the serpent. A time that is described by the 1st century A.D. Christian apologist Justin Martyr, also known as Saint Justin ( c. 100 – 165 AD) who said, "The power of the serpent of Egypt was broken on the cross." St. Mark informs us, “With the form of a serpent, He kills the serpent, for the serpent made out of the rod swallowed up the other serpents.” St. Augustine tells us, that the image of Christ and his Cross was the new ensign of Christian Warfare that the Romans had carried before them; being the Ensign or Profession of their Warfare.
An event that would signify the official start of their world-wide Brotherhood and war on all Gnostic heretics. A Brotherhood that was now not just based on Gnosis and blood, but also by merit in which the first Pontifex Maximus, Augustus Caesar with his advent of the 6th Age would be declared the defacto cornerstone to not only their church, but the official Grand Master of their secret societies as well.
The secret rites of Gnosis would then become incorporated into the Bible, Koran, Secret Societies and ordained initiates who operated in the lights of the dark shadows such as Freemasonry, Knights Templar and the Rosicrucians would be the new depositories for these ancient Gnostic teachings. It was then decided by the ruling aristocracy that the ancient secret rite of Gnosis would be reserved only to those they had initiated themselves into their Brotherhood which they controlled based on the person's merit of serving the state, Brotherhood and church in which the true Gnostic teachings were reserved only for a select few.
Manly Hall explains this simply when he said, "The members of the order claimed to be familiar with the secret doctrines of early Christianity. They interpreted the Christian Mysteries according to pagan symbolism. Their secret information and philosophic tenets they concealed from the profane and taught to a small group only of especially initiated persons."
All teachers, schools and secret societies that did not have their stamp of formal approval were deemed Heretics. All Masonic Lodges that did not have a charter from the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) were considered clandestine. Clandestine Masonry is an unlawful secret society falsely claiming to be Masonic. If you do not have a charter and you open a Masonic Lodge and or an Order, you are deemed a modern heretic is operating unlawfully. Please keep in mind that some of the world's top military, police and judges are Freemasons and Templars who uphold this law against heretics.
The Freemasonic organizations such as the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite and the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) are considered lawful because they have the proper legal rites garnished by The Powers That Be, and the government of the counties and states in which they operate.
This is why you will see the biG G in Freemasonry which I have explained before is nothing other than a captial G for the word Gnosis and ancient Gnostic horned deities can now be found in Freemasonry and with the Knights Templar in more modern form such as the famous Baphomet. The 19th century French occultist and Freemason, Éliphas Levi let the horns out of the bag in the 19th century when he said, "The terrible Baphomet is, in fact, like all monstrous enigmas of ancient science, nothing more than an innocent and even pious hieroglyph.”
I would go one step further and call Baphomet a pious Gnostic hieroglyph, and Jesus one of the most powerful and influential Gnostics who has ever lived!
ÉliphasLévi explains in his book Transcendental Magic: Its Doctrine and Ritual" how these Gnostic secrets would be unveiled during the Apocalypse and revealed to the masses in the end times of our Age which you and are witnessing rite now. Levi had written: "The triad, being the fundamental principle of the whole Kabalah or Sacred Tradition of our fathers, was necessarily the fundamental dogma of Christianity; the apparent dualism of which it explains by the intervention of a harmonious and all-powerful unity. Christ did not put His teaching into writing, and only revealed it in secret to His favored disciple, the one Kabalist, and he a great Kabalist, among the apostles.
So is the Apocalypse the book of the Gnosis or Secret Doctrine of the first Christians, and the key of this doctrine is indicated by an occult versicle of the Lord's Prayer, which the Vulgate leaves untranslated, while in the Greek Rite, the priests only are permitted to pronounce it. This versicle, completely kabalistic, is found in the Greek text of the Gospel according to St Matthew, and in several Hebrew copies, as follows:
The sacred word MALKUTH substituted for KETHER, which is its kabalistic correspondent, and the equipoise of GEBURAH and CHESED, repeating itself in the circles of heavens called eons by the Gnostics, provided the keystone of the whole Christian Temple in the occult versicle. It has been retained by Protestants in their New Testament, but they have failed to discern its lofty and wonderful meaning, which would have unveiled to them all the Mysteries of the Apocalypse. There is, however, a tradition in the Church that the manifestation of these mysteries is reserved till the last times.”