Savonarola there is....here it is...
now as for Prussia, I'm aware what prussia is, it is not "germany" prussia was an independant country in the area of Berlin and northern Germany.
It was not until later in the 19th century that Prussia unified Germany completely under its army.
As far as Mr. Pike and his Lodge status goes, he was a Master Mason, and nothing more. In the lodge of Freemasons he was still a Mastermason like the
rest of the 3rd degrees there. He'd have to bow to the wishes of the Worshipful Master as any other in the lodge.
He was a 33rd, which is an honorary title, it does not put you above a 32nd, and as far as those degrees go, they are limited to the Scottish Rite, he
could not have used his 32nd Degree to influence Freemasonry, the great root of all those appendant bodies. He would have to have been
elected//appointed to such positions, and even then, they are not life time positions. He is not the master, nor speaker for all or even some of
Freemasonry. But of himself.
It is probably that reason that led him to make his book, so that others could read his interpretation of Freemasonry.
And for your information, I brought up Morals and Dogma with my friend, a 32...and he never even heard of it. So I talked in short about it, but
there is no point of other than to encourage them to view it, and think about it. So obviously Morals and Dogma does not hold as much sway over
Masonry as one would think, the myth is perpetuated by the fact that Pike is a 32nd degree mason and that southern lodges used to give out the book as
part of a degree, but they don't really practice that anymore.
What is so ludicrous of believing that Animals are on a lower degree of intelligence and/or conciousness as Humans? I think that is an excellent
of what the degrees in Masonry are.
And what is ALSO known as the Austria-Hungary Empire? That too is a different nation than Germany or Austria. It was ruled by their own Emperor, the
Hapsburgs at the time of WW1 no? Hmm..
I too do not think that Morals and Dogma is 861 pages of jokes, but it may be that he threw in some funnies for the reader to laugh at