The Vatican has refused to accept the recent appointment of a U.S. Lebanese Ambassador in Los Angeles, California because of his affiliations to Freemasonry.
Late last week, Breitbart reported that according to the "Italian news website, Il Messaggero, Pope Francisinformed Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri during his visit to the Vatican last week that Johnny Ibrahim, who currently serves as Lebanon’s general consul in Los Angeles, was an unacceptable candidate for Ambassador to the Holy See, given his affiliation with Freemasonry. (more…)
33rd Degree Scottish Rite Freemasonic philosopher, Albert Pike had written about the meaning of the square base of the Great Egyptian Pyramid, "The Gnostics writes claimed that the whole edifice of their science rested on a square whose angles were: Σιγη, Silence; Βυθος, Profundity; Νους, Intelligence; and Αληθεια Truth." (See Morals and Dogma)
The number 33 is said to be the Master Number (Master Teacher). The Amon (AMEN) is the numerical equivalent of 1+13+5+14=33. Amen is the God of Truth, and 33 represents Christ consciousness. In the Book of Enoch, Mount Hermon is the place where the Grigori; "Watchers, Sons of God or the Nephilim," a class of fallen angels descended to Earth, and is at 33 degrees latitude and longitude.
There are many conspiracies surrounding the 33rd parallel of latitude that is 33 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane, and the 33 degrees in Freemasonry. Whether or not there are any concrete facts tying them together in Truth, in my opinion has yet to be determined without a shadow of a reasonable doubt. But there are definitely some strange coincidences and a pattern of both Phoenician (Sidonian/Hebrew/Canaanite) and Masonic endeavors that seem to tie the two together in a world wide web that needs to be explored using reason rather than conspiratorial nonsense.
Some people seem to think it has to deal with some evil Masonic plot and or that it some type of grid energy portal to the Gods, but I have found that this is just a theory propagated by profane people who are not in the know, but think they are by spreading disinformation. (more…)
The ignorant Freemason is a drone and an encumbrance in the Order.
He who does not study the nature, the design, the history and character of the Institution, but from the hour of his initiation neither gives nor receives any ideas that could not be shared by a profane, is of no more advantage to Freemasonry than Freemasonry is to him.
The true Freemason seeks light that darkness may be dispelled, and knowledge that ignorance may be removed.
The ignorant aspirant, no matter how loudly he may have asked for light, is still a blind grouper in the dark.
"The sanctum sanctorum of Freemasonry is ornamented with the gnostic jewels of a thousand ages; its rituals ring with the divinely inspired words of seers and sages.
A hundred religious have brought their gifts of wisdom to its altar; arts and sciences unnumbered have contributed to its symbolism.
Freemasonry is a world-wide university, teaching the liberal arts and sciences of the soul to all who will hearken to its words.
Its chairs are seats of learning and its pillars uphold an arch of universal education.
Its trestleboards are inscribed with the eternal verities of all ages and upon those who comprehend its sacred depths has dawned the realization that within the Freemasonic Mysteries lie hidden the long-lost arcana sought by all peoples since the genesis of human reason." By Manly P. Hall - The Secret Teachings of All Ages
At the time of the Masonic King Hiram and Phoenician rule of the Holy Island of Crete, it was one of the few places in the world that had plenty of skilled Masons, wood and metal workers to complete the job. Please keep in mind that these masons are real people who were well documented by many historians.
For example, in the legend of Hiram, he is said to be a cunning man. In 2 Chronicles ii., 13, 'And I have sent a cunning man (endued with understanding) of Hiram my fathers. In the Hebrew text, the word rendered ' my father's' is in English letters ' Abi.' (The Hebrew word 'Ab' signifies 'father,' 'Abi,' my father, and 'Abiv,' his father.)
You will also find in ancient Crete a family of builders who had descended from one of the first documented builder masons who specialized in wood, Daedalus. He is one of the most famous artists and builders of Crete who were the forerunners to the Grecian building communities, and Roman collegia. The very same ancient guilds which modern Freemasonry descends. (more…)
If you don't think that Freemasons are big players in the way the world is ran as we know it, then you are simply ignorant to the history of this ancient fraternity. Some of the most powerful and influential people in the world have been and are Freemasons.
We can also safely say that the United States is a Masonic republic.
Many of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America were Freemasons. Men like Benjamin Franklin who became a grand master in 1734 and edited and published the first Masonic book in America that same year. The first President, George Washington was a Freemason who was initiated into the group in 1752 in Virginia.
Other important Freemasons in the forming of America were people like John Hancock, Paul Revere, Marquis de Lafayette, Robert R. Livingstone, Elbridge Gerry, Josiah Bartlett, and George Clinton.
The first Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States, J Edgar Hoover was a Freemason. US Congressmen Henry Clay, Nelson Aldrich, and William Jennings Bryan were members. More recently, Senators Birch Bayh, Lloyd Bentsen, Strom Thurmond, Jesse Helms, and Sam Ervin were Masons. So were the father and grandfather of Sen. John McCain. Former senators Bob Dole, Trent Lott, Conrad Burns, and Sam Nunn are Masons, as are Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Charles Rangel. Famous Masonic governors include DeWitt Clinton, Thomas Dewey, George Wallace, George Ryan, Ed Rendell, and ex-New York Mayor, David Paterson. (more…)
"John Leylande was appointed by King Henry VIII to go through the archives of the various religious institutions dissolved by the king and remove for preservation any books or manuscripts of an important character.
Among the documents copied by Leylande was a series of questions and answers concerning the mystery of Masonry written by King Henry VI. (more…)
In the quote below, 33rd Degree Freemason and Gnostic philosopher, Manly P. Hall talks about the rank and file of present-day Masons who strenuously oppose any effort put forth to interpret Masonic symbols in the light of philosophy. He also states that Masonry is a religious and philosophic body.
These simple facts are only known by the wise Masonic philosophers who have taken the time to study the true history and symbols of the craft.
The word philosophy simply means the lover of wisdom. So essentially what Hall is saying is that most Masons oppose wisdom in the interpretation of the Craft's symbols, and many of their teachings. They instead choose ignorance and intellectual apathy over the wise truth.
These words by Hall were written well over 50 years ago, and they still ring true today. As it has been said by a wise philosopher, "there is nothing new under the sun..."
Manly P. Hall had said, "An obstacle well-nigh insurmountable is to convince the Mason himself that the secrets of his Craft are worthy of his profound consideration. As St. Paul, so we are told, kicked against the “pricks” of conversion, so the rank and file of present-day Masons strenuously oppose any effort put forth to interpret Masonic symbols in the light of philosophy. (more…)