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Welcome to a World of Freemason secrets ( Part 1 )

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posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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Contrary to popular belief, it is not at all impossible to obtain information on Freemasonry, not even the highest ranks. There is a very rich literature in many languages, often written by Masons themselves. There are enough published books to provide the information you need.

First, let's do a quick overview of the early history of Freemasonry. According to the general idea freemasonry it originated from the Middle Ages and Renaissance lodges, the walls masters' secret league with special characters and password. Their special symbols and rites attracted outsiders, so that it formed Freemason lodges, whose members did not have to be real masons. The first Grand Lodge was formed in London in 1717, and the ceremonial and speculative Freemasonry spread rapidly across Europe.

The earliest and real Freemasonry are the first three ranks. If they lack of secrecy, one can not call it masonry. Ritual in these three mandatory degrees revolves around the construction of Solomon's Temple and the assassination of its builder Hiram (or in other systems Hiram Abiff or Adoniram). With this basic freemasonry there is no particular learning associated, besides a general view on deism religion, and therefore Masonry has been filled with very different ideologies.

The closed Masonic lodges ​​during the 18th century became a collection source for all sorts of "forbidden knowledge": alchemy, hermetics, Kabbalah and theosophy. During the 17th century it grew into the nebulous groups who called themselves Rosicrucians, and are now often made ​​covenants with Freemasonry. It was only when the French Revolution Freemasons became a rallying point for radical ideological forces.

Freemasonry occult characteristics and its connection to the House of Stuart pulled royal houses and nobility in its realm. It also changed masonry to the structure. The original ritual was rooted in the craftsmen's class and tailored to their needs. In the higher classes, there were other ideals. Now created the higher Freemasonry with its rich flora of knightly degrees. Instead mura's apron and tool bar to this knight's cloak and sword. This higher freemasonry varied from country to country, for there were no fixed rules for how many the higher grades would be or how they should be designed. In the Swedish system of eleven degrees is Scottish with its thirty-three. In the 19th century there were systems with 90 or 96 degrees, which could keep members employed throughout life with new initiations. But all the time, it was the first three degrees which was the necessary basics.

Linking to a medieval chivalry was an appealing thought, so the Freemasons named themsleves the heirs of the early 1300s dissolved Knights Templar. Ramsey, who in the 1700s organized on the Scottish Freemasonry, sought related to St John, but on the continent the mysterious Knights Templar had greater attractiveness. As one freemason summed it up in a short and pithy way in 1771:






"One of them wants to do gold, the other wants to exorcise spirits, the third wants to restore the Knights Templar."





In freemasonry there is a legend. When the Knights Templar were crushed by the Inquisition and Grand Master Jacques de Molay was executed, the Grand Masters legacy was first given to Beaujeu and then Aumont. Aumont sailed with a few other brethren to Scotland and landed on the island of Mull. And reconstituted 1,314 words but concealed in the form of a Federal walls. Thus became the Scottish Freemasons bearer of the Knights of the Order secrets.

Some historical background to this has been never able to track and is considered a myth

There is a somewhat a later legend told, that when the Templars under the lead of Beaujeu was traveling with Molays relics, they came to Carpentras in southern France, and ran there together with another funeral procession, which brought Pope Clement V's corpse. During the night, when the two coffins were stored in the church, the Knights switched out the bodies. The Pope's corpse was burned, and the ashes were scattered to the winds. Molay was then buried in the pope's place, but Beaujeu succeeded once again come upon the corpse and buried it, according to the alleged inscription 11 March 1314 (one month before Clement V died, April 20). Then follow the usual story of sailing to the island of Mull.

The doctrine and tradition known as Molays testament declares that Masonry is derived from the Templars, who in turn received wisdom of the canons at the Tomb of the Church in Jerusalem. These canons were Rosicrucians, and their doctrine originated in the direct line of the Essenes, the Jewish monastic order which today we tend to identify with the Dead Sea rollers communities.

The Masons descended from the Templars is an idea
.
Some historical background to this has been never able to track and is considered a myth

1. The Congregation has made ​​a firm statement on this issue in 1983, where membership in Freemasonry is a barrier to access to Communion, Acta Apostolicae Sedis 76 (1984), p 300th

2. Of the extensive literature about the history of freemasonry can mention Karl RH Friek, Die Erleuchteten, Akad. Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz 1973. There are several detailed frimurarlexika: Bernard E Jones, Freemason 's Guide and Compendium Rev. ed. George G Harrap & Co., London, Toronto, Washington, Sydney 1956; Eugen Lennhoff & Oskar Posner, Internationales Freimaurerlexikon, Amalthea-Verlag, Zurich, Leipzig, Vienna 1932 (here abbreviated IFL); a small Swedish counterpart's Guidance for Freemasons, PE Eklund publishers, Stockholm 1909. For the German Freemasonry, which is of great significance for the Swedish, see Ferdinand Runkel, Geschichte der Freimaurerei in Deutschland 1-3, Berlin 1931-32.

3. If the higher degrees are two older excellent books: Heinrich Lachmann, Geschichte and Gebräuche der maurerischen Hoch Grade and Hoch Grad-Systeme, Braunschweig 1868, and GA Schiffmann, Die Entstehung der Ritter Grade in der Freimaurerei um die Mitte des XVIII Jahrhunderts, Leipzig 1882nd both of these are reprinted in a single volume entitled Hoch Grade der Freimaurerei, Akad. Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz 1974. A comprehensive documentation is also available in Rene Le Forestier, La Franc-Maçonnerie Templiere occultiste et aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles, publ par Antoine Faivre, editor of AubierMontaigne and U Nauwelaerts, Paris and Louvain in 1970.

4. Johannes Rudbeck, Karl Fredrik Eckleff, Stockholm 1930. Martin Lamb, Enlightenment, Romanticism 2, Stockholm 1920, 1617. Runkel 2, p 124. Friek, pp 286-291. Art Eckleff in the IFL.

5. le Forestier, passim. Lessing quote from Friek, p 214E

6. le Forestier, p 11517, 16017, 691. Lamb's 17th

7. Friek, p 300 f.

8. le Forestier, Book 1, Chapter 8. Friek, pp 291-295. Rudbeck, pp 104-107. Lamb, 18. The revision of the ritual stretched into the 1800s seen from CLH Thulstrup, Notes to the Swedish history of freemasonry 2, Stockholm 1898's 128th

9. The original French (with German translation) in Schiffmann, p 178,191th German translation of the I Friek, pp 295-298. Lamb, p 26f.

10. Runkel 1, p 185-196. le Forestier, Book 1, Chapter 2, 3, 6 and passim. Friek, p 223-234 and passim. Art Dog in the IFL.

11. Runkel 1, p 254-350. le Forestier, Book 1, Chapter 4 and 5. Friek, pp 246-251. Art Starck in the IFL. There is a monograph on Starck, though mainly with his alleged crypto-Cath

12. Runkel, l, p 306




posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:31 PM
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What about gypsies?



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:33 PM
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Fat white men?
Watered down kabalah?
Beer?
Funny hats and costumes?
MaHaBoner?



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

well those filthy gypsies art the true holdeth'rs of the legacy, cant seeth intelligent designeth winning ov'r natural selection. .



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: Cinanev

I see you made it back already. How long are you going to last this time?



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:35 PM
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a reply to: dashen

thee sir art the winn'r of the day.



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:36 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

drinketh thy beest'r



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: Cinanev

Any reason you opted to be even more difficult to understand than usual?



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:37 PM
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My grandaddy was a freemason-

sorry, couldn't resist.



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:41 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Itsth a masonicusth secretethsthth.
or he is daffy duck



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:50 PM
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Nothing wrong with Freemasons, nice group of guys. Went to an open house the other day and got a nice gift basket, fine chocolates, a couple gift cards(I'm assuming the businesses are owned buy some of the members), a wonderful bottle of merlot and well.....a fleshlight with the local lodges seal and moto on it.

Sure, that was really odd, and a bit creepy, but you don't see the writing on it if you hold it just right.

Other than that, fine group of guys.
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posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:51 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
...a fleshlight with the local lodges seal and moto on it.


Uh, did you mean a flashlight? Because a fleshlight is something completely different.



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:52 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: MisterSpock
...a fleshlight with the local lodges seal and moto on it.


Uh, did you mean a flashlight? Because a fleshlight is something completely different.


I know what I typed.........



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:53 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

So they gave you a sex toy?



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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I figured it was a bit strange.

But after eating all the chocolate and drinking the whole bottle of wine, the pairing of gifts made a bit more sense.



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

Gotcha. Would love to see a picture of your gift.



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:56 PM
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a reply to: MisterSpock

that's too awesome




But after eating all the chocolate and drinking the whole bottle of wine, the pairing of gifts made a bit more sense.



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:57 PM
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a reply to: Cinanev


" The doctrine and tradition known as Molays testament declares that Masonry is derived from the Templars, who in turn received wisdom of the canons at the Tomb of the Church in Jerusalem. These canons were Rosicrucians, and their doctrine originated in the direct line of the Essenes "

bit of confusion. Molay saying Rosicrucians taught templars. Quite old

but

" During the 17th century it grew into the nebulous groups who called themselves Rosicrucians ". quite new


What about Christian Rosenkreuz ? where does he fit in this



posted on May, 24 2016 @ 04:58 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus
a reply to: MisterSpock

Gotcha. Would love to see a picture of your gift.



My gift from god or from the lodge? I might be able to squeeze both of them in the same picture. I'll PM you later, I'll stop at the store and get more chocolate and wine on the way home.
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posted on May, 24 2016 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: MisterSpock
My gift from god or from the lodge? I might be able to squeeze both of them in the same picture.


Both. I can always blow the picture up from wallet size to something more impressive.



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