On the occasion of it's 300th anniversary, what can I say about this most august body of elitist self-worshippers that hasn't been said before? Probably not enough, so let's make a top 5 rundown of what I believe to be the Brotherhood's most specialist gifts to humanity.
5. The Crusades.
The Catholic Church must take it's fair share of the blame for it's role in the ensuing carnage but the genesis of the 1st Crusade lies in the district of what is now north east France, because all the men who worked in unison to bring it about; it's leader Godfrey De Bouillion, Pope Urban who called for it, Peter 'The Hermit' (Trump card of the Tarot) who rallied Europe & led an expeditionary force for it & the 1st (Frankish) King of Jerusalem, Baldwin.......all happened by chance to originate from there. It's now evidently clear that these men must have been opportunistic pagans & could not have been Christians, enough has been written about the beliefs of the Knights Templar to verify that fact already, yet most still would not believe it.
Literally 'Soul Science' from the Greek. Although it's true many people have benefited from this institutionalised study of the mind, it's main purpose is 'Mind Control'. It gave us such notaries as Edward Bernays, the 'Father of Public Relations', it gave us advertising & amongst other things, is the main reason we now have a thriving pharmaceutical industry.
Just like the Christians caught the brunt of the blame for the slaughter of the Crusades (Sionism), so the Jews have copped for it this time round. The very word 'Zion' derives from the old Aramaic for the Evening Star or the antithesis of the God of the Bible. They pride themselves on having a unique sense of humour these Masons.
Freemasonry's political wing. The reason? The destruction of religion, nation states & civil liberties, all under the guise of the liberty of the common man.
I'm looking at the back of the dust-jacket of the Satanic Bible & the stupid face of Anton Lavey with a huge pentagram behind his head, halo-style staring back at me. The pentagram is listed in Mackey's Encyclopaedia Of Freemasonry thus; 'In the science of magic the pentalpha is called the holy & mysterious pentagram. Eliphas Levi says that the pentagram is the star of the Magians; it is the sign of the Word made flesh; & according to the direction of its rays, that is, as it points upward with one point or with two, it represents the good or the evil principle, order or disorder; the blessed lamb of Ormuzd & of Saint John, or the accursed god of Mendes; initiation or profanation; Lucifer or Vesper; the morning or the evening star; Marie or Lilith; victory or death; light or darkness'. Who is the great deceiver? Not Anton Lavey anyway, again they're rolling around with laughter that people would even buy into this one, but they do, & even the Prince Of Darkness himself cannot escape deconstruction & ridicule in The Craft's noble quest for the perfection of mankind.
'The symbol of Baphomet was used by the Knights Templar to represent Satan.....In Satanism, the pentagram is also used, but since Satanism represents the carnal instincts of man, or the opposite of the spiritual nature, the pentagram is inverted to perfectly accommodate the head of the goat [Baphomet]'
- Anton Lavey
You may not agree with my top 5, however you can fill your boots with your own lists because there's plenty to choose from.
For reference see;
'Born In Blood' ....by John J Robinson
'Holy Blood Holy Grail' ....by Baigent, Leigh & Lincoln
'Hermeticism Series' ....by Manly Hall (Youtube)
'Mystery Babylon Series' ....by William Cooper
'Secret Societies & Subversive Movements' ....by Nesta Webster
'The Satanic Bible' ....by Anton Lavey
For those not aware, Freemasonry is a religion that traces it's existence back to the dawn of man. It's been known by many different names in the many different lands where it proliferated down the ages; Sabianism, Mystery Babylon, Paganism etc, but essentially it boils down to the worship of man himself, & today it's most commonly known as Freemasonry. The term Freemason means;
'Son Of Light' or 'Child Of The Flame'.