We PROVE that Freemasonry is occultic, Satanic, from their own writings! We will show you what one Freemasonry Publishing House recommends that their members read and study. We will also prove from this recommended reading list that Freemasonry admits that it comes from the Satanic Knights Templars!
Let’s define “occult”. The word comes from the Latin word Occultus, meaning hidden or secret. The English word “occult” then means “hidden knowledge” or “knowledge of the hidden”, depending on the context. There’s a famous quote by Albert Pike that anti-Masons like to use, like Cutting Edge Ministries (Daniel Bay) does:
As you read this terrible listing of books, let Albert Pike’s words, above, resonate throughout your whole being, mind, spirit, and emotion: “Masonry is identical with the Ancient Mysteries”. IDENTICAL!! IDENTICAL!! IDENTICAL!!
We got it with the first quote, love. Now, let’s examine the full quote by Albert Pike: “Though Masonry is identical with the ancient Mysteries, it is so only 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, political circumstances, and the ambitious imbecility of its improvers.” And instantly we see why Pike would say that in a way that I don’t think requires further explanation. Another thing Mr. Bay clings on to on this site is a publishing house called Kessinger Publishing, a publisher that according to their advertisement offers “Over 1,500 Rare, Mystical Reprints unavailable elsewhere.” Now for some odd reason, most likely dishonesty, quite frankly, Bay assumes this company to be an authority dictating Masonic beliefs. Bay keeps referring to their reading list as something aimed at Masons and assumes that every book in the list is within Masonic canon. Furthermore, Bay makes a slight change (which is a lie, pretty much) on the title of the company, he changes it to Kessinger Freemasonry Publishing House, which isn’t the accurate name nor is it a reasonable claim or even mistake to make, since Kessinger Publishing House in no way specializes in Freemasonry. Therefore “Therefore, when Kessinger Freemasonry Publishing House lists Ancient Mysteries books, it is because Freemasonry teaches and practices them, also!!!! Let this truth resonate through your whole being. Do you understand the necessity for Freemasonry to be so very, very secret for all these centuries?!” is an odd and a very misguided claim to make. Daniel then goes on to list some of the subjects Kessinger Publishing House offers books on. I’ll address some of the more unreasonable descriptions here.
Blavatsky, H.P. , is one of the most Satanic/Luciferian leaders of history!! It is absolutely damning for Freemasonry to recommend her books! Consider Helene Petrovna Blavatsky (1836-1891). She was Russian, and was the co-founder of the Theosophical Society, and occultist who systematized ancient occult thought, producing the most Satanic treatise the world has ever seen, known as the ‘Secret Doctrine’. [“The New Age Dictionary”, edited by Alex Jack, Japan Publications, Inc., 1990, The Year of the Golden Horse, New York, ISBN 0-87040-787-2, p. 23]
None of which you provide evidence for, of course. Bay goes on to cite some fundamentalist Christian, sensationalist nonsense book that I really don’t care to go into detail with here, because the non-credibility of it should be obvious to everyone. Also, I find it interesting that you would name the Secret Doctrine as the “most Satanic” book. Not a Satanic grimoire, not the Satanic Bible, no, the Secret Doctrine. Then Bay says this: “Freemasonry stands condemned today for recommending that their followers read and study Blavatsky!! We find it totally revolting that Freemasonry’s own symbol entitled, “The Old Wisdom Religion”, lists ‘Secret Doctrine’ as one of the antecedent steps that leads to “Modern Freemasonry”!” First of all, it’s a bit odd to call a lecture a “symbol”. Now, “The Old Wisdom Religion”, now called “Theosophy” is a lecture given by J.D. Buck, who was a Freemason, yes, but a universally rejected one at that. Buck was rejected by every single Masonic reviewer at the time, which was many, by the way. Bay has this to say about esoterism: “Esoterism stems from the word, “esoteric”, which means simply, “limited to only a few people”. Or it can mean, “difficult to understand”. It can also mean, “confidential, not publicly disclosed”. [Webster’s Dictionary].” Here Bay is talking about the term “esoteric” in the context of popular language, not occultism. In this use, by the way, the word has no relation to esoterism, simply due to grammar. In occultism the word is derived from the Greek ἐσωτερικός (esôterikos), a compound of ἔσω (esô), meaning “within”. Thereby “esoteric” refers roughly to “the movement inward”, or as it’s more commonly seen, “from within”, whereas “exoteric” refers to “from without”. What follows is a brilliant couple of paragraphs: “This term generally applies in a generic sense to all things occultic, and all things which must be hidden from public scrutiny. Certainly, Satanism must be hidden from public scrutiny because it seeks to destroy all things Christian and does practice animal and human sacrifices. Jesus advocated doing nothing in secret, so that He might be glorified by His followers living such open, transparent lives. Freemasonry labels itself here as be ‘Esoteric’, and therefore, disobedient to Jesus’ teachings.” Oh, that’s brilliant. Outside from the obvious fact that esoterism doesn’t refer to hiding information, nor is occultism inherently connected to human or animal sacrifice. Pretty much, every claim he makes about esoterism and occultism here is wrong, but that’s not the important part. The important part is what follows, when he says that hiding ones religion/doctrine is disobeying Jesus’ teachings.
Does this symbol mean anything to you? It was used by first century Christians as a form or verifying ones Christian faith during a time when said faith was illegal. A Christian who suspected another person of being a Christian would draw an arch, if the other person responded by drawing another arch, they both could identify one another as Christian. This sounds an awful lot like… hiding.
Knights Templar was one of the most deeply Satanic secret society in history. “The original Order of Knights Templar was founded in the twelfth century … Trade … made the Templars rich … In October, 1307, [French King] Philip ordered the arrest of all Templars on French soil and the seizure of their property. There was reason to believe, said the king, that the [Templar] order was profoundly heretical; that its military monks, in fact, were black magicians … At these trials, many of the accused Templars admitted … to witnessing or participating in … sodomy, trampling upon the crucifix, and worshipping some sort of mummified and fiercely bearded three-headed creature. The creature, swore some of the accused, was named Baphomet … Some may well have been practicing homosexuals … Templars were the custodians of secret esoteric teachings, later associated with Rosicrucianism and esoteric masonry.” [“Mind & Magic,” by Francis X.King, Crescent, ISBN 0-517-06036-1, p. 84-85] [Note: This is a Luciferian book]
There are two aspects to this. One is the fact that there are good reasons to believe that the claims made against the Templars were largely fabricated. Just have a look at some historical studies regarding the Templars. The claims were very reminiscent of the claims made against other religious groups in order to demonize them. Add to this the fact that mostly everyone owed the Templars money… Now, another aspect to this is that things like trampling the crucifix isn’t necessarily anti-Christian. Remember that there is a difference between a crucifix and a cross. I’d suggest reading the first half of The Key to Solomon’s Key by Lon Milo DuQuette.
Next, Bay moves onto magic(k): “Magic is recommended study, and practice, for Freemasons! Magic is defined as the ‘accomplishment of ends through the application of psychic technology’. [The New Age Dictionary]”. I really dislike that definition, mostly because I don’t much appreciate the New Age spin on Occultism. I prefer the definition given by Aleister Crowley: “the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will”. This definition covers the more “serious” or mature tradition of magick as it’s observed in the west.
“The major entry point Satan seems to use to lead someone astray from the True God of the Holy Bible is the lie that the Bible does not contain all truth necessary for Salvation from sins and for a fulfilling life on Earth.” Bay goes on to say that man is “so easily deceived when we stray from God’s Book!” Well Danny, the Bible obviously isn’t enough to live a fulfilling life in our modern society, unless you call starving to death as an infant, if not in childbirth, fulfilling. I don’t personally consider the Bible to be an authoritative guide on anything, really, but whatever. Furthermore, I see two major problems with this line of reasoning. One would be the fact that the Bible has changed over time. There have been problems in translation, there have been accidental changes to the texts and there have been changes done on purpose. The other problem would be what counts as the Bible. Great parts of the Bible supposedly document the thoughts and ideas of men who were not themselves divine, like Jesus, or in direct communication with God, such as Moses. An example of this would be Paul, who greatly changed the teachings of Christianity from what they were.
I’ll this part here. There probably was no reason go into the detail I did, since the whole post was based on a false premise, but hopefully I corrected some misconceptions anyway.