posted on Oct, 22 2006 @ 05:12 AM
OK since the past few days seems to have been alittle slow on our beloved ATS secret society forum, i have decided to pose a question that i have been
keeping in the back of my mind for several months... that being, What is your favorite rumor about Albert Pike, the compiler and posterchild of the
scottish rite of the American southern jurisdiction and author of Morals and Dogma.
now i pose this question not to start any great debate on what may or may not be true of the man, but rather just to see what everyone else has heard
of him in their research and studies.. and maybe have a few laughs in the process
i'm sure many of us are familiar with a great many rumors about him, such as that he was said to often take a half dozen whores and a wagon of food
into the woods for a week of orgies and gluttony.
Other far less savory and humorless rumors also persist, such as that he was a principle member or even founder of the KKK.
But for me, i think the most interesting rumor is that he was said to constantly wear a bracelet that some claim was a spirit fetish which kept him in
constant contact with a spirit guide, some going so far as to suggest that this spirit was infact the devil himself, and that through this bracelet he
would have a daily meeting with the devil. which supposedly took place at 3pm.
Now while the fancifull nature of this rumor brings a smile to my face, i find that i have to debunk it myself in the interest of not sounding like a
While i would not discount the idea that one could infact contact and remain in contact with the spirits (with or without such a spirit fetish), I
find it highly unlikely that it would infact be the biblical devil. inperticular for the following reasons.. the first being that anyone who has truly
read pikes work, could not possibly belive that he was a servant of the biblical devil, or an agent of evil at all. Secondly, as Pike was a lawyer, he
would have had to spend atleast sometime in a courtroom, and court is usually insession at 3pm, it would have been impractical for him to have to
divide his time between litigation and a confrence with the devil.
But at anyrate, the question is posed and i look forward to hearing all the outlandish stories you have all come across over the years.. and i hope
the question and exchange of stories amuses you all as much as i expect it will amuse me