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Order of Melchizedek

666 is representativeblended of the divine and human natures so perfectly together.

“The highest of all occult orders which exists only in the inner world may be called the “Order of Melchizedek,” although among certain nations it has other names. This Order is composed entirely of the graduates of the other Mystery Schools who have actually reached the point where they can give birth to their present selves out of their own natures, like the mysterious
phoenix bird which, breaking open at death, permits a new bird to fly forth….

….The secret Order of Melchizedek can never appear in the physical world while humanity is constituted according to its present plan. It is the supreme Mystery School, and a few have reached the point where they have blended their divine and human natures so perfectly that they are symbolically two—headed. The heart and mind must be brought into perfect equilibrium before true thinking or true spirituality can be attained.”- Melchizedek & the Mystery of Fire by Manly P. Hall pg. 36

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Freemasonry and other orders

Masonic orders have contained the most influential men in many governments, and virtually every occult order has many Masonic roots.” –  Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Rituals, Avon Books 1972


Freemasonry A Mystery School


Freemasonry and Kabbalah

“the substance of the Kabalah is the basis upon which Masonry is bulit, since modern Masonry is undeniably the dim and hazy reflection of primeval Occult Masonry of the teaching of those Divine Masons who established the Mysteries of prehistoric and prediluvian Temples of Initiation, raised by truly superhuman Builders.” – The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy By H. P. Blavatsky, Annie Besant pg. 165

Freemasonry is not only a universal science, but a world wide religion, and owes allegiance to no one creed, and can adopt no sectarian dogma as such, without ceasing thereby to be Masonic.  Drawn from the Kabbalah, and taking the Jewish or Christian verbiage or symbols, it but discerns in them universal truths, which it recognizes in all other religions. ” -The origin of Freemasonry and Knights templar by Bennett, John Richardson, (1907) pg. 109

“The true name of Satan, the Kabalists say, is that of Yahveh reversed; for Satan is not a black god, but the negation of God. The Devil is the personification of Atheism or Idolatry.

For the Initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force, which presides over the physical generation, under the mythologic and horned form of the God PAN; thence came the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the Light-bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the legend. Gold, to the eyes of the Initiates, is Light condensed.”- Albert Pike Morals and Dogma, p.102


Freemasonry and Jesuits

“It is curious to note too that most of the bodies which work these, such as the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, the Rite of Avignon, the Order of the Temple, Fessler’s Rite, the ‘Grand Council of the Emperors of the East and West — Sovereign Prince Masons,’ etc., etc., are nearly all the offspring of the sons of Ignatius Loyola. The Baron Hundt, Chevalier Ramsay, Tschoudy, Zinnendorf, and numerous others who founded the grades in these rites, worked under instructions from the General of the Jesuits. The nest where these high degrees were hatched, and no Masonic rite is free from their baleful influence more or less, was the Jesuit College of Clermont at Paris.”

“That bastard foundling of Freemasonry, the ‘Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite,’ which is unrecognized by the Blue Lodges was the enunciation, primarily, of the brain of the Jesuit Chevalier Ramsay. It was brought by him to England in 1736-38, to aid the cause of the Catholic Stuarts. “-Vol 2, Page 390 ISIS UNVEILED H. P. Blavatsky


Freemasonry and New Age

“The three main channels through which the preparation for the new age is going on might be regarded as the Church, the Masonic Fraternity and the educational field.” – The Externalisation Of The Hierarchy by Alice A. Bailey pg 510


Freemasonry and Rosicrucian

“In the Western World the lotus has been changed to the rose. The roses of the Rosicrucian, the roses of the Masonic degrees, and also those of the Order of the Garter in England, all stand for the same thing, the awakening of consciousness and the unfolding into full bloom of the soul qualities of man. When man awakens and opens this bud within himself, he finds, like the gold pollen in a flower, this wonderful spiritual city, Shamballa, in the heart of the lotus.” The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg. 32

The Rosicrucian influence is not only in the Eighteenth Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Rite, but also in the Craft Degrees, especially in the Third Degree.


Freemasonry and The Knights Templar

“The end of the drama is well known, and how Jacques de Molai and his fellows perished in the flames. But before his execution, the Chief of the doomed Order organized and instituted what afterward came to be called the Occult, Hermetic, or Scottish Masonry. In the gloom of his prison, the Grand Master created four Metropolitan Lodges, at Naples for the East, at Edinburg for the West, at Stockholm for the North, and at Paris for the South.” [The initials of his name, J∴ B∴ M∴ found in the same order in the first three Degrees, are but one of the many internal and cogent proofs that such was the origin of modern Free-Masonry” – Morals and Dogma p820 Albert Pike 

30º – Knight Kadosh, A.A.S.R., and The Knights Templar

“…the history of the Knights Templar is revealed to him. It is also explained to him that the Knights Kadosh do not fight to revenge DeMolay. Rather, they fight in the present world to oppose tyranny and to protect the weak.

And then, it is essentially left to him. He knows what tyranny is. He has been made aware that a king, a president, a congress, or a school board can enforce it. He has been assured that tyranny is not something that happened only in the past; it is something which happens every day in his world. He may encounter examples of it a dozen times a day, and a dozen times a day he will have to decide whether to let tyranny continue or to oppose it. If he truly understands the 30th Degree, he realizes that he has undertaken a very great responsibility. But a true Knight Kadosh also understands that if no one fights, the battle is lost before it starts.” –
Knight of Kadosh, or Knight of the White and Black Eagle by Jim Tresner, 33° Grand Cross

“The close relationship between Freemasonry and the original Knights Templars has caused the story of Hiram to be linked with the martyrdom of Jacques de Molay. According to this interpretation, the three ruffians who cruelly slew their Master at the gates of the temple because he refused to reveal the secrets of his Order represent the Pope, the king, and the executioners. De Molay died maintaining his innocence and refusing to disclose the philosophical and magical arcana of the Templars.” – Secret Teachings of All Ages by Manly P. Hall page 78

“This uninterrupted chain (modern Freemasonry chain from the Knights Templar) leads us back to the important Initiatic Schools of Egypt in which certain adherents had attained the highest degree of initiation; among them Moses, Pythagoras and Plato are believed to be among these high initaties.” – The Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim Grand Lodge Untied States pg.9

“All historians and commentators agree that modern Freemasonry has its immediate origins in the master Mason builders of the Great European Gothic Cathedrals of the Middle Ages. These builders were themselves closely tied to the Knights Templar and to the Templar building associations, heirs to the Central European monastic associations and the Byzantine Colleges which, in their turn, had their origins in the Roman Collegia. Via this chain Freemasonry can be said to date back to the sixth century B.C.” – The Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim Grand Lodge Untied States pg.9

The symbol is also associated with Freemasonry, specifically the Knight Templar degree of the York Rite of Freemasonry. The symbol is also known as "Knight Templars Blood-Red Passion Cross and Crown". The cross and crown symbol is often surrounded by the phrase "In Hoc Signo Vinces", which is Latin for "By this sign thou shalt conquer". This is a reference to the story of Constantine, who reportedly had a vision of a Chi Rho symbol, and a voice saying "By this sign thou shalt conquer".
The symbol is also associated with Freemasonry, specifically the Knight Templar degree of the York Rite of Freemasonry. The symbol is also known as “Knight Templars Blood-Red Passion Cross and Crown”. The cross and crown symbol is often surrounded by the phrase “In Hoc Signo Vinces”, which is Latin for “By this sign thou shalt conquer”. This is a reference to the story of Constantine, who reportedly had a vision of a Chi Rho symbol, and a voice saying “By this sign thou shalt conquer”.  It repesents the unions of the persist and the king.

The three primary bodies in the York Rite degrees of freemasonry include the Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Council of Royal & Select Masters or Council of Cryptic Masons, and the Commandery of Knights Templar, each of which are governed independently but are all considered to be a part of the York Rite.


Freemasonry and Order of DeMolay

“As the 37th International Master Councilor, Order of DeMolay, it gives me great and personal pleasure to bring to this Supreme Council, 33°, the enthusiastic greetings of the thousands of active DeMolays throughout the world. We all sincerely appreciate the truly phenomenal support we receive from the Scottish Rite of the Southern Jurisdiction. DeMolay continues to exist because our beloved Masonic family believes in our cause, our purposes, and our high ideals. As an organization of young men, we are truly blessed with a great heritage—the ideals, ritual, and leadership excellence given to us by the Masonic Fraternity, the most respected association of men in the world. … , a lapel pin with the DeMolay and Scottish Rite emblems fused, showing the special relationship our organizations share and enjoy. “- Peter W. Brusoe’s remarks on October 6 to the Supreme Council, 33°


Freemasonry And  The Katipunan

“Since the founders of this society were Freemasons, it was Masonic in its rituals and organization.” – http://thedailyguardian.net/index.php/community/31245-andres-bonifacio-the-great-plebeian-a-mason


Freemasonry And Catholicism

“The writer is not a Mason, and thus he is free to say what he knows without fear of violating obligations, but he is a Mason at heart, and therefore frankly opposed to Catholicism.”–FREEMASONRY AND CATHOLICISM by Max Heindel 1865-1919 pg 6

Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

“Much of the Masonic secret manifests itself, without speech revealing it, to him who even partially comprehends all the Degrees in proportion as he receives them; and particularly to those who advance to the highest Degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. That Rite raises a corner of the veil, even in the Degree of Apprentice; for it there declares that Masonry is a worship.” – Albert Pike Morals and Dogma,p. 218

“The end of the drama is well known, and how Jacques de Molay and his fellows perished in the flames. But before his execution, the Chief of the doomed Order organized and instituted what afterward came to be called the Occult, Hermetic, or Scottish Masonry. In the gloom of his prison, the Grand Master created four Metropolitan Lodges, at Naples for the East, at Edinburg for the West, at Stockholm for the North, and at Paris for the South.” [The initials of his name, J∴ B∴ M∴ found in the same order in the first three Degrees, are but one of the many internal and cogent proofs that such was the origin of modern Free-Masonry” – Morals and Dogma p820 Albert Pike 


The Southern Jurisdiction is based in Washington, D.C., the Southern Jurisdiction often referred to as the “Mother Supreme Council of the World” was founded in Charleston, South Carolina in 1801. It oversees the Scottish Rite in 35 states, which are referred to as Orients, and local bodies, which are called Valleys. Washington D.C. is home of the “House of the Temple” which is Home of The Supreme Council, 33°, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction. It is located 13 blocks from the White House. The House of the Temple contains the remains of Albert Pike.


Supreme Council

“This Supreme Council consists of not more than thirty-three Active Members (Sovereign Grand Inspectors General) and such Emeriti and Honorary Members as the Supreme Council may elect. The Active Members shall be so distributed that no Orient within its general jurisdiction shall have more than one Member.”-Statutes of The Supreme Council of the Thirty-third Degree Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S. 1., U.S.A. Revised and Approved August 2011 ART. IV – 1


Sovereign Grand Commander

Elected by the Supreme Council, 33°

Albert Pike  33°, (GC, 1859)
John Henry Cowles,33°, (GC, 1921–1952)
Henry C. Clausen, 33°, (GC, 1969–1985)
C. Fred Kleinknecht, 33°, (GC, 1985–2003)
Ronald Armbrust Seale, 33°, (GC, October 7, 2003-)


Degrees

1º  – Apprentice
2º  – Fellow-craft
3º  – Master
4º  – Secret Master
5º  – Perfect Master
6º  – Intimate Secretary
7º  – Provost and Judge
8º  – Intendant of the Building
9º  – Elu of the Nine
10º – Elu of the Fifteen
11º – Elu of the Twelve
12º – Master Architect
13º – Royal Arch of Solomon
14º – Perfect Elu
15º – Knight of the East
16º – Prince of Jerusalem


17º – Knight of the East and West

Scotch Rite masonry illustrated : the complete ritual of the ancient and accepted Scottish Rite profusely illustrated by Blanchard, Jonathan, 1811-1892; Scottish Rite (Masonic order)

In the Scotch Rite, the 17th Degree: Knights of the East and West, is  one of the Apocalypse and Christian grades. This degrees scared word is Abaddon.

And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. – Revelation 9:11 KJV


18º – Knight Rose Croix
19º – Pontiff
20º – Master of the Symbolic Lodge
21º – Noachite or Prussian Knight
22º – Knight of the Royal Axe or Prince of Libanus
23º – Chief of the Tabernacle
24º – Prince of the Tabernacle
25º – Knight of the Brazen Serpent
26º – Prince of Mercy
27º – Knight Commander of the Temple
28º – Knight of the Sun or Prince Adept
29º – Scottish Knight of St. Andrew


30º – Knight Kadosh

“…the history of the Knights Templar is revealed to him. It is also explained to him that the Knights Kadosh do not fight to revenge DeMolay. Rather, they fight in the present world to oppose tyranny and to protect the weak.

And then, it is essentially left to him. He knows what tyranny is. He has been made aware that a king, a president, a congress, or a school board can enforce it. He has been assured that tyranny is not something that happened only in the past; it is something which happens every day in his world. He may encounter examples of it a dozen times a day, and a dozen times a day he will have to decide whether to let tyranny continue or to oppose it. If he truly understands the 30th Degree, he realizes that he has undertaken a very great responsibility. But a true Knight Kadosh also understands that if no one fights, the battle is lost before it starts.” –
Knight of Kadosh, or Knight of the White and Black Eagle by Jim Tresner, 33° Grand Cross


31º – Inspector Inquistor
32º – Master of the Royal Secret

33º – Sovereign Grand Inspector General

The 33rd degree is the  highest degree in Scottish Rite Freemason.  A 32nd degree Scottish Rite have do their best toward the furtherance of the Great Work in order to attain the 33rd degree, which can only be attained by meritorious work to bring about the completion of the Great Work, which is the destruction of the church, the state and the enslavement of the mob, which is all of us.


“It is curious to note too that most of the bodies which work these, such as the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, the Rite of Avignon, the Order of the Temple, Fessler’s Rite, the ‘Grand Council of the Emperors of the East and West — Sovereign Prince Masons,’ etc., etc., are nearly all the offspring of the sons of Ignatius Loyola. The Baron Hundt, Chevalier Ramsay, Tschoudy, Zinnendorf, and numerous others who founded the grades in these rites, worked under instructions from the General of the Jesuits. The nest where these high degrees were hatched, and no Masonic rite is free from their baleful influence more or less, was the Jesuit College of Clermont at Paris.”

“That bastard foundling of Freemasonry, the ‘Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite,’ which is unrecognized by the Blue Lodges was the enunciation, primarily, of the brain of the Jesuit Chevalier Ramsay. It was brought by him to England in 1736-38, to aid the cause of the Catholic Stuarts. “-Vol 2, Page 390 ISIS UNVEILED H. P. Blavatsky


The Scottish Rite Masonic Calendar

A.M, Latin for Anno Mundi, “In the year of the World” date the same as Craft Masons, except for the use of the Jewish Chronology. It found by adding 3760 to the common time.


33rd Degree members

All Masons elected to the 33º have their names published in the Transactions of the Supreme Council, 33º S.J.

1st President of Philippines  Emilio Aguinaldo Coroneted 33rd Degree on February 12, 1955 .

Foster Bailey, Alice Bailey’s seccond husband, was a 33rd degree .

Manly P. Hall

Albert Mackey

Frank S. Land founder of DeMolay organization in 1922. In 1925, he was named Knight Commander of the Court of Honor of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and crowned with the 33rd degree.

Buzz Aldrin (NASA)

Kenneth S. Kleinknecht, 33°, the Manager of the Apollo Program Command and Service Modules; Deputy Manager, Gemini Program; Manager, Project Mercury (brother is C. Fred Kleinknecht, 33°, Sovereign Grand Commander, 1985–2003)

George Bannerman Dealey, Dealey Plaza is named after him.

Johannite Order

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“The members of this group (Johannites) claimed that they alone were in possession of the inner mysteries of Christ. The supreme pontiffs of the Johannites assumed the title of “Christ” and claimed an uninterrupted transmission of power from the days of St. John.” -Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall pg 30 

“The Johannites claimed to possess ancient records to the effect that when Jesus was a small child he was adopted by a Rabbi named Joseph, who carried him into Egypt where he was initiated into the occult sciences. The priests of Osiris, regarding him as the long-promised incarnation of Horus expected by the adepts, finally consecrated him Sovereign-Pontiff of the universal religion.” -Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall pg 31


The Knights Templar and Johannite Order

“At the time of Hugh de Payers, Theocletes was the living “Christ” of the Johannites. He communicated to the founders of the Temple the ideas of a sovereign priesthood of dedicated and initiated men united for the purpose of overthrowing the bishops of Rome and the establishment of universal civil liberty. The secret object of the Johannites was the restoration of the esoteric tradition and the gathering of mankind under the one eternal religion of the world. ” -Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall pg 31

“As the Order of the Templars, therefore, was originally formed in Syria, and existed there for a considerable time, it would be no improvable supposition that they received their Masonic knowledge from the Lodges in that quarter. But we are fortunately in this case not left to conjecture, for we are expressly informed by a foreign author,. who was well acquainted with the history and customs of Syria, that the Knights Templar were actually members of the Syriac Fratemities.” To understand the forces operating behind the Knights Templars, it is necessary to examine the doctrines of the Johannite Order of Oriental Christians.”-Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall pg 30,31

The Templars, like all other Secret Orders and Associations, had two doctrines, one concealed and reserved for the Masters, which was Johannism; the other public, which was the Roman Catholic. ” morals and dogma p817 by Albert Pike 

“Thus, from the beginning, the knights of the Temple served two doctrines. One was concealed from all except the leaders and certain trusted members; the other, publicly stated and practiced for the sake of appearances, conformed with the regulations of the Church. “- Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall pg 32


“The Epic of Dante is Johannite and Gnostic, an audacious application, like that of the Apocalypse, of the figures and numbers of the Kabalah to the Christian dogmas, and a secret negation of every thing absolute in these dogmas.”  – Morals and Dogma p822  Albert Pike 

Masonry Terms/Symbols

Freemasons are known as “the Widow’s Son“.


Hiram Abif represents intelligence, liberty and truth, ...” – BEHOLD A PALE HORSE” Milton William Cooper pg 77


Double Headed Eagle


Typhon, the Queen of Ethiopia, and the seventy-two conspirators represent the three destructive powers, preserved to modern Freemasonry as the murderers of the Master Builder three destructive powers preserved to the modern Freemasonry as the murderers of the Master Builder. They are ignorance, superstition, and fear, (the state, the church and the mob) the destroyers of all good things.”– Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians, by Manly Hall pg. 148-150


 The Five Pointed Star: This picture, known to all Masons, is that of the Soul. It is the Star of Bethlehem, which heralds the coming of the Christ within. The two clasped hands are the spirit and body united In the marriage of the Lamb. It is from the union of the higher with the lower that the Christ is born. " -

The Five Pointed Star: This picture, known to all Masons, is that of the Soul. It is the Star of Bethlehem, which heralds the coming of the Christ within. The two clasped hands are the spirit and body united In the marriage of the Lamb. It is from the union of the higher with the lower that the Christ is born. ” -The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall pg. 38

Here you can see the Masonic two pillars left and right, Boaz and Jachin, within them are found the Masonic compass & square middle forming IX-XI.

The points of the compass point toward the wearer untill you return the proficency for the MM degree then you have the option to reverse them to pointing away from the wearer.


The dual principle (The Hermetic Marriage) of “male” and “female” [in Masonic teachings] is represented by the “square and compass.” The “compass” represents OSIRIS,the male god of the Egyptians, while the “square” is the symbol representing ISIS, the female goddess of Egypt – both are sexual symbols.
(Taken from: Ragon’s Cours. Philosophique page 102.)

Isis, the Mother of Mysteries, she is the church. Thus, Isis is the symbol of the Atlantean Mystery School andFreemasonry as an institution.

Horus represents the body of illumined Initiates who were born again out of the womb of Isis or the Mystery School.

Osiris represented the Secret Doctrine prior to that time when the omnific Word was lost.”  – Freemasonry of the Ancient Egyptians, by Manly Hall pg 147

The penis of Osiris represents Lost Word of Freemasonry, it represents the Luciferian philosophy. Thus the divine power of Osiris is restored through the regeneration of the man himself and the processes of initiation.

“Hori Term used by highest level freemasons only who believe they are the “eyes of Osiris,” to avenge the destruction of wisdom by overthrowing Christianity with majick. They want to accomplish consummation of the Great Work of rising an illumined man of wisdom over selfishness, that is, the man of revelation, the man’s number being 666.” – http://www.eurekaencyclopedia.com/index.php/Category:Freemasonry


“…(Sacred City of Shamballa) for like the Masonic brother and his Jacob’s Ladder…” The Initiates of the Flame Manly P. Hall


 A person who has held the office of master in a Freemasons‘ lodge, guild, etc is called a Past Master. 


A Freemason if he suspects you are a brother he might ask you if you:

“Are a traveling man?”
“Do you do much traveling?”

If you are, you would answer:

“Yes, I have done some traveling in the east.”

His reply might be something like:

“What is it that you seek? Why are you traveling in the east?”

And the answer would be:

“To find the source of illumination.”


In Spanish Orient Masonry the candidate was led by a brother called the Terrible and used symbolic names.


In the east, sits the Master of the Lodge, within the Lodge and in the north, no one sits.


Masonic Apron 


Masonic Calendars


In Untied States the Freemasons established the city of Atlanta as the new Atlantis.

Alexandria, Virginia in American there is the George Washington Masonic National Memorial.

Bavarian Illuminati

Symbol of the Minerval
Symbol of the Minerval

The Illuminati simply means “enlightened” there are many branches which are found within the mystery schools and many secret societies. The upper ranks of these branches are the Illuminati.  It’s often confused and limited to Adam Weishaupt and the Bavarian Illuminati.

On the first of May 1776 Adam Weishaupt found an organisation first known as “The Order of Perfectibilists (Perfektibilisten)” but became famous as the “Ordo Illuminati Bavarensis”, or the Bavarian Illuminati.

“It was not my intention to doubt that, the Doctrines of the Illuminati, and principles of Jacobinism had not spread in the United States. On the contrary,  no one is more truly satisfied of this fact than I am.”-George Washington Letter, October 24, 1798 (click here for full text of letter)

“I feel the weight of the responsibility resting upon me, for in the Illuminati, to preach is a very small part of the duties to be performed.” – Fundamental Laws A Report of the 68th Convocation of the Rose Cross Order (1917) by Clymer R Swinburne pg. 121


“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 fitter 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 labors, we may turn the public mind which way we will.

In like manner we must try to obtain an influence in the military academies (this may be of mighty consequence) the printing-houses, booksellers’ shops, chapters, and in short in all offices which have any effect, either in forming, or in managing, or even in directing the mind of man: painting and engraving are highly worth our care.”-Adam Weishaupt (from John Robinson’s “Proofs of a Conspiracy” p. 112)

“The Hierarchy in the Illuminati assumed code names, a practice continued to this day by the Hierarchy of Freemasonry. Its purpose is to protect identities in what is a dangerous enterprise. Weishaupt’s code name was Spartacus.” – Scarlet and the Beast by John Daniel


Rites 

“The rite (Tierdrama) was originally performed by the Order of the Illuminati, founded in 1776 by Adam Weishaupt as an extension of existing Masonic ritual Ten years earlier, Gotthold Lessing had influenced many Germans’ opinions on the limits of die arts with his critical treatise, Laocoõn. The intellectual climate in Germany had reached the point of controversy that in England gave rise to the Hell Fire Club. Passing off the Bavarian Illuminati as a society with a purely political base is a blunder often made by those who naively think that politics and magic ritual do not mix…

…The rites of the Illuminati became the basis of the curriculum of the later Ordo Templi Orientis, founded in 1902 by Karl Kellner and Adolf Wilbrandt A similar curriculum, with strong Rosicrucian overtones, was in the English Order of the Golden Dawn in 1887. The teachings of the Illuminati hold that all is material, that all religions are of human invention, that God is man, and man is God, and the world is his kingdom. ” –  Anton Szandor LaVey, The Satanic Rituals, Avon Books 1972

I. Preparatory Class

1. Novice
2. Minerval
3. Illuminatus Minor (Lesser Illuminati)

II. Freemasonic Class

1. Apprentice – Fellowcraft – Master (Symbolic Freemasonry)
2. Illuminatus Major (Greater Illumiati or Scottish Novice)
3. Illuminatus Dirgens (Scottish Knight)

III. Mysteries Class

1. Lesser Mysteries
a) Presbyter (Priest)
b) Regent or Princeps (Prince)

2. Greater Mysteries
a) Magus or Philosophus (Magician or Philosopher)
b) Rex or Doceten (King or Docetist)

Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Mizraim

"In 1881, General Garibaldi was preparing to fuse the two Rites, which would be effective as of 1889. From this moment, the Rite of Memphis-Misraïm became implanted on the many different continents of the world."-
“In 1881, General (Joseph) Garibaldi was preparing to fuse the two Rites (Memphis and Misraïm), which would be effective as of 1889. From this moment, the Rite of Memphis-Misraïm became implanted on the many different continents of the world.”-http://www.memphis-misraim.us

The degrees of the Memphis-Mizraim Rite (from 1980)

“The order has 99 degrees, making it the most comprehensive masonic order in terms of degree structure. However, there is not worked in all of these degrees. The first 33 degrees correspond to the degrees in the Scottish Rite .

Consistory

34º. Knight of Scandinavia
35º. Knight of the Temple
36º. Sublime Negociant
37º. Knight of Shota (Sage of Truth)
38º. Sublime Elect of Truth (The Red Eagle)
39º. Grand Elect of the Aeons
40º. Sage Savaiste (Perfect Sage)
41º. Knight of the Arch of Seven Colours
42º. Prince of Light
43º. Sublime Hermetic Sage (Hermetic Philosopher)
44º. Prince of the Zodiac
45º. Sublime Sage of the Mysteries
46º. Sublime Pastor of the Huts
47º. Knight of the Seven Stars
48 °. Sublime Guardian of the Sacred Mount
49º. Sublime Sage of the Pyramids
50º. Sublime Philosopher of Samothrace
51º. Sublime Titan of the Caucasus
52º. Sage of the Labyrinth
53º. Knight or Sage of the Phoenix
54º. Sublime Scalde
55º. Sublime Orphic Doctor
56º. Pontiff, or Sage or Cadmia
57º. Sublime Magus
58º. Sage, or Prince brahmine
59º. Sublime Sage, or Grand Pontiff of Ogygia
60º. Sublime Guardian of the Three Fires
61º. Sublime Unknown Philosopher
62º. Sublime Sage or Eulisis
63º. Sublime Kawi
64º. Sage or Mythras
65º. Guardian of Sanctuary – Grand INSTALLER
66º. Grand Architect of the Mysterious City – Grand Consecrator
67º. Guardian of the incommunicable Name – Grand Eulogist
68º. Patriarch of Truth
69º. Knight or Sage of the Golden Branch of Eleusis
70º. Prince of Light, or Patriarch of the Planispheres
71º. Patriarch of the Sacred Vedas
72º. Sublime Master of Wisdom
73º. Patriarch, or Doctor of the Sacred Fire
74º. Sublime Master of the stoka
75º. Knight Comm Andel of the Lybic Chain

Sublime Council

76º. Interpreter or Hieroglyphics, or Patriarch of Isis
77º. Sublime Knight or Sage Theosopher
78º. Grand Pontiff of the Thebiad
79º. Knight or Sage of the redoubtable Sada
80º. Sublime Elect of the Sanctuary of Mazias
81º. Intendent Regulator, or Patriarch of Memphis
82º. Grand Elect of the Temple of Midgard
83º. Sublime Elect of the Valley or Oddy
84º. Patriarch or Doctor of the Izeds
85º. Sublime Sage, or Knight of Kneph
86º. Sublime Philosopher of the Valley of Kab
87º. Sublime Prince of Masonry
88º. Grand Elect of the Sacred Curtain
89º. Patriarch of the Mystic City
90º. Sublime Master of the Great Work

Grand Tribunal

91º. Grand Defender
92º. Grand catechist
93º. Regulator General
94º. Prince of Memphis, or Grand Administrator
95º. Grand Conservator
96º. Grand and Puissant Sovereign of the Order
97º. Deputy International Grandmaster
98º. International Grandmaster
99º. Grand Hierophant (Licio Gelli)” – http://www.stichtingargus.nl/vrijmetselarij/memphis.html

100º. Grand General Hierophante (Frank G. Ripel)

The Council of Nine

The Council of Nine from South Park.
The Council of Nine from South Park.

“LaVey-centeredpolitical organization of the O.Tr. (the Order of the Trapezoida) kept it from becoming a proper order within the Church of Satan. The formula remained a thought experiment throughout the demise of the Church, and the ascension of the Temple of Set, where it was alternatively used to designate the Council of Nine and the Magistry. ” -Sir Thorwald, K.Tr.

“Members of the Priesthood make up the Council of Nine, which is the ruling body of the organization (Church of Satan), appointed by and responsible to the High Priest / Priestess.”- http://www.churchofsatan.com/info-for-chaplains.php

The Council of Nine can terminate membership of Church of Satan at their own discretion.

“The Council of Nine, following the dictates of the Nine Unknown, was established throughout the world. Many significant writers have obliquely referred to this mysterious cabal—Shakespeare, John Dryden, Talbot Mundy, Richard Johnson—an archetypal formation which is reflected in the nine members appointed to sit in positions of absolute authority on the United States Supreme Court…

… We blended a formula of nine parts social respectability to one part outrage,” says Anton LaVey.”- http://www.churchofsatan.com/cos-church-of-satan.php


“LaVey was given a doctorate in Satanic Theology by the Council of Nine of the Church of Satan“- http://www.churchofsatan.com/faq-lavey-and-family.php


Members

Peggy Nadramia, Magistra Templi Rex (chairperson) the Council of Nine prior  to Blanche Barton

Blanche Barton,  April 30, 2002 Magistra Templi Rex (chairperson) the Council of Nine  and editor of The Cloven Hoof

Peter H. Gilmore, Magus the Council of Nine and spokesperson for the Church of Satan

“Magistra Barton remains chair of the Council of Nine (2003), editor of The Cloven Hoof, and pursues her writing as well as the stimulating task of raising LaVey’s son.”- http://www.churchofsatan.com/cos-ever-forward.php

“On April 30, 2002, Blanche Barton and Peggy Nadramia exchanged positions, so that Magistra Nadramia became High Priestess, and Magistra Barton Magistra Templi Rex, the chair-mistress of the Council of Nine.”- http://www.churchofsatan.com/info-for-chaplains.php

“when she (Blanche Barton) appointed Peggy Nadramia as High Priestess and assumed Nadramia’s prior role of chairmistress of the Council of Nine.”- http://www.churchofsatan.com/history-blanche-barton.php

“Currently Magistra Barton holds the office of Magistra Templi Rex which is the chairperson of the Council of Nine.” – http://www.churchofsatan.com/faq-lavey-and-family.php

“I (Magus Peter H. Gilmore) , as a member of the Council of Nine and spokesperson for the Church of Satan,”- http://www.churchofsatan.com/which-witch.php


Greek mythology

” when Prometheus gave Fire to mankind, he infuriated Zeus, so to punish Prometheus, Zeus had him chained to a rock and every day an eagle came down and ate his liver. The liver grew back and the eagle returned to do the same to him the next day. To punish mankind, Zeus and eight other deities gathered to form the Council of Nine. The council members were Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Demeter, Hephaestus, Hera, Hermes, Poseidon and Zeus.

Together this council created Pandora, and sent her, as a gift, to Epimetheus. Epimetheus was also given Pandora’s Box, and told to never open it. Curiosity got the better of Pandora and she opened the box, releasing all of the misfortunes of Mankind.” -https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_of_Nine

Freemasonry A Mystery School

Freemasonry is the modern day equivalent of the ancient Mystery Schools often refered to as the Ancient Mysteries or simply the Mysteries.

“The Masonic-order is founded in the Secret Schools of the pagan antiquity, many of the symbols of which are preserved to this day in the various degrees of the Blue Lodge and the Scottish Rite.”- Melchizedek & the Mystery of Fire by Manly P. Hall pg. 33

Masonry’s ceremonies, symbols and the celebrated legend of Hiram in the Master Mason’s degree were directly borrowed from the “Ancient Mysteries“, or the secret worship of Baal, Osiris or Tamuz.”
Edmond Ronayne – “The Master’s Carpet” [p.7]

“From Egypt the Mysteries went to Phonecia and were celebrated at Tyre. Osiris changed his name and became Adonai or Dionusus, still the representative of the Sun. In Greece and Sicily, Osiris took the name of Bacchus.”
Albert Pike 33°: “Morals and Dogma” [p. 363]

“Though Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries, it is so in this qualified sense; that it presents but an imperfect image of their brilliancy; the ruins only of their grandeur, and a system that has experienced progressive alterations, the fruits of social events and political circumstances. Upon leaving Egypt, the Mysteries were modified by the habits of the different nations among whom they were introduced. Though originally more moral and political than religious, they soon became the heritage, as it were, of the priests, and essentially religious, though in reality limiting the sacerdotal power, by teaching the intelligent laity the folly and absurdity of the creeds of the populace. –Albert Pike33°: “Morals and Dogma” [p. 624-625]

Ancient secret doctrine which is concealed in Masonic allegory and sybolism … It was but to preserve these truths for future generations that Masonry was perpetuated.”
George Steinmetz, “Freemasonry: It’s Hidden Meaning” [p.123]

“There is no question therefore that the work to be done in familiarising the general public with the nature of the Mysteries is of paramount importance at this time. These Mysteries will be restored to outer expression through the medium of the Church and the Masonic Fraternity, if those groups leave off being organisations with material purpose, and become organisms with living objectives .” –
Alice Baily, “The Externalisation” of the Hierarchy [p.514]

“Even the casual observer must realize that the true wealth of Freemasonry lies in its mysticism. The average Masonic scholar, however, is fundamentally opposed to a mystical interpretation of his symbols, for he shares the attitude of the modern mind in its general antipathy towards transcendentalism. A most significant fact, however, is that those Masons who have won signal honors for their contributions to the Craft have been transcendentalists almost without exception. It is quite incredible, moreover, that any initiated Brother, when presented with a copy of Morals and Dogma upon the conferment of his fourteenth degree, can read that volume and yet maintain that his order is not identical with the Mystery Schools of the first ages…..  for whichever way the Mason turns he is confronted by these inescapable issues of philosophy and the Mysteries. Yet withal he dismisses the entire subject as being more or less a survival of primitive superstitions.” -Lectures on Ancient Philosophy—An Introduction to the Study and Application of Rational Procedure: The Hall Publishing Company, Los Angeles, First Edition 1929, Manly P. Hall pp 413-414

“This uninterrupted chain (modern Freemasonry chain from the Knights Templar) leads us back to the important Initiatic Schools of Egypt in which certain adherents had attained the highest degree of initiation; among them Moses, Pythagoras and Plato are believed to be among these high initaties.” – The Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim Grand Lodge Untied States pg.9

“the substance of the Kabalah is the basis upon which Masonry is bulit, since modern Masonry is undeniably the dim and hazy reflection of primeval Occult Masonry of the teaching of those Divine Masons who established the Mysteries of prehistoric and prediluvian Temples of Initiation, raised by truly superhuman Builders.” – The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy By H. P. Blavatsky, Annie Besant pg. 165

“The true Masonic Lodge is a Mystery School,..”–Manly P. Hall, “Lost Keys of Freemasonry” page 18

Order of the Quest

—From The Order of the Goner, by Mies Ashmole THE CHANCELLOR'S BADGE The rose emblem of the Brotherhoods of the Qom is represented surrounded by the band of the Garter god the motto of the Order.
—From The Order of the Goner, by Mies Ashmole THE CHANCELLOR’S BADGE The rose emblem of the Brotherhoods of the Quest is represented surrounded by the band of the Garter and the motto of the Order.” – Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall pg. 80

“The first group (The Order of the Quest) was dedicated to the restoration of the secret sciences through search and discovery.” – Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall pg 7

“Years of research among the records of olden peoples available in libraries, museums, and shrines of ancient cultures, has convinced me that there exists in the world today, and has existed for thousands of years, a body of enlightened humans united in what might be termed, an Order of the Quest. It is composed of those whose intellectual and spiritual perceptions have revealed to them that civilization has a Secret Destiny…

…World democracy was the secret dream of the great classical philosophers. Toward the accomplishment of this greatest of all human ends they outlined programs of education, religion, and social conduct directed to the ultimate achievement of a practical and universal brotherhood. ” – The Secret Destiny of America by Manly P. Hall

“The  rise  of  the  Christian  Church brought  persecution  of  the  classical  intellectual  pattern’s  ideology, driving  the  guilds  into  greater  secrecy;    but  all  have  continued searching  for  human  happiness  under  a  variety  of  rituals  and  symbols; and they still exist, as the Order of the Quest. ” – The Secret Destiny of America by Manly P. Hall

“In Italy, the Illuminati sought for the pearl of great price hidden in the deep waters of mortal corruption. In northern Europe, the Knights of the Holy Grail dedicated their lives to the search for the chalice of the passion. Christian and Jewish cabalists pondered the letters of the scriptures to find the secret of the crown of splendors, and the Rosicrucians in their hidden houses used the Rose of Sharon as the symbol of brotherly love, a simple rearrangement of the letters r-o-s-e becoming e-r-o-s, the Greek God of love, Eros. All these groups belong to what is called The Order of the Quest.” -The Secret Destiny of America by Manly P. Hall

The JASON Society is a branch of the Order of the Quest.

“For practical purposes,  the Esoteric Schools, which championed the human came through the Dark Ages and the medieval world, may be considered together as the Orders of the Quest. The symbolism and rituals of these Fraternities of the Middle Ages involved a search for something remote or hidden.To succeed in the Quest, the knight or companion (disciple) must dedicate himself to the service of his afflicted and exploited fellow man. He must rescue his own soul the “fair maiden in distress” by overcoming the giants, dragons, demons, and wicked nobles who pillaged the countryside. As a reward for these noble pursuits, the Christian and godly knight could aspire to a heavenly vision of spiritual mysteries.” – Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall pg 5

“After the decline of chivalry, the initiates of the Grail Church made use of the guilds and the trade unions to disseminate their convictions. As times became more liberal, these survivors of an ancient faith found poetry, drama, literature, and music excellent means for spreading the gospel of an ideal human state.” – Orders of the Quest, The Holy Grail (Adept Series) by Manly P. Hall Pg. 86


“When Benjamin Franklin went to France to be honored by the State, he was received too by the Lodge of Perfection, the most famous of all the French secret orders; and his name, written in his own fine hand, is in their record ledger, close to that of the Marquis de Lafayette. Franklin spoke for the Order of the Quest, and most of the men who worked with him in the early days of the American Revolution were also members.” – The Secret Destiny of America by Manly P. Hall

“…it is evident that he (Nostradamus) too belonged to the Order of the Quest. ” – The Secret Destiny of America by Manly P. Hall