posted on Jun, 28 2003 @ 10:59 PM
Ugh researcher how much do you know of the "old charges"? Hmm? Your great reasearchingness.
You read a bunch of CROCK from Americans, one of whom was starting his own "club" called the "Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite".
Which of course did not exist in the form it is today, before him.
However, MASONRY, what WE are...because we're not talking Scottish rite here.
Has no one spokesman.
And is Ancient.
Now, we would follow more doccumentations by masons, if there were more you know...but most were burned in 1717, when the Grand Lodge of England
declared itself public (there-by revealing masonry to the world, before it was secret), and then asked all lodges to hand over any written doccuments
pertaining to the secret craft, that they may be put into the archives.
However most lodges at the time were outraged at this public exposure and rather burned all that had been written. Regardless of its historical
But when it comes to people like Manly P. Hall (whom was more of a joker than anything), and baily, and any other more "modern" writer that is
talking about Secret Agendas and such.
They are simply just "enhancing" our image (as I see it), for the Templars before them would say they were great wizards and capable of magic, and
that they could see the future, to enhance their "image".
Later of course that back fired on the Templars, but it can't back fire on Freemasonry, a society that can vaporize into the shadows but be every bit
as strong, as society that has changed the world so much, that now people claim they were abducted by aliens and went to Jupiter, and yet those people
are not burned at the stakes.
So therefore it seems quite obvious you're going to get a lot of jokers out there, especially if they were "33rd degree masons" for the whole
scottish rite has a bit of a mild manner attitude, not as far flung as the shriners but still.
Do you begin to get my point?
On such a subject it is hard to keep things to a few paragraphs but I hope this gives you a broad view as to why manly p. hall and other 33rd degrees
speaking for Freemasonry are not reliable.
What is reliable are research into the historical lines of Masonry, tracing it back into the ages, however far it goes, and books pertaining to
gerneral structure of Masonry.
So you know the Illuminati can NOT control Freemasonry.
Each Grand Lodge is its own Jurisdiction, therefore the Illuminati would have to have a Grand Master in most of the Lodges to control anything, and
most of those positions are elected, and only 1 year terms and only 1 term per person. And open to any Master Mason, which is just the 3rd degree,
far away from the 33rd.
Therefore it is impossible for Masonry to be controlled by anybody, it is a society controlled by an idea...not a person.