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originally posted by: FriedBabelBroccoli
originally posted by: rtb1234
Franklin was also a member of The Hellfire Club and you should know about John Dee and the [B]Necronomicon[/B] as mentioned in this excerpt.
[COLOR="#0000ff"] "John Montagu, Lord Sandwich (the face in the halo) and George Selwyn, (a close friend of Horace Walpole who visited in 1763) were among the inner circle of twelve. One of the female members, Lady Betty Germaine, became a particular friend of Walpole's; through her Walpole acquired one of Dr. Dee's celebrated scrying stones, the Angelic Stone, now in the British Museum. Mary Wortley Montagu, Lord Sandwich's grandmother and a member of the earlier Hellfire Club, was also said to have been a member.
The cloud quote is not taking it all now. Here is the rest.
Satirized in the novel Chrysal, or the Story of a Guinea by Charles Johnstone, and referenced in Charles Churchill's The Candidate, these Medmenhamites were a probable influence on Matthew Lewis's The Monk.
Nope still not all. Oh well - the important thing is Ben Franklin worked with these people on his Book of Prayer used by Christians - just like the KJV is coded by Francis Bacon - code is memes and NLP.
Interesting thread OP.
I actually wrote a thread on influences of this kind regarding early computer development with the Homebrew Computer Club by author Steven Levy.
Steven Levy wrote for Wired magazine and has a great interest concerning John Dee and the language he developed or 'channelled.'
You may also want to read about the senior societies at American Ivy League schools as many of their traditions mirror closely the rituals of the old mystery schools which inspired TOGD and masonry.
It is under 'Wizards of Technology'
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: CIAGypsy
If following some arcane "system" works, its because you believe its going to work.