posted on Sep, 24 2009 @ 08:16 PM
The different orders, secret societies and mystery school focuses on different things. But of course there are similarities, and some have originally
sprung out of others. One example is Theosophy and Rosicrucianism, they share a lot of common things and teachings, and they are also pretty
scientific in their work compared to many other occult orders, meaning they are focusing on experiments and verifications, practical exercises that
people can judge from on their on and so on, also doing group work, publishing books on their knowledge etc.
Others focus on other things, such as OTO and thelemic orders, which really are more dark and sinister and worshipping deities of other dimensions,
such as Aiwass whom taught Aleister Crowley Thelema etc.
Freemasons are less complex and do not focus as much on the spiritual and esoteric and occult as for example Theoshophical Society or Rosicrucians, or
OTO for that matter. They do take part of rituals etc, and do have interesting teachings, but it is more of a ceremonial type of thing than an actual
ritual serving a deeper spiritual and practical purpose.
Others, like Golden Dawn, are hermetic, and somewhat related to Rosicrucians and Theosophs, and also OTO and A.A.
You also have others like the Knights Templars which focuses on rather different things again though they too relate to freemasonry in many ways and
share bonds. But by all means, many Freemasons are also Knights Templars and Rosicrucians and other things.
Certainly there are similarities dating way back for most of the secret societies, like you mention egyptian but also greek and latin etc. Thats where
they started, though they have changed names through time, split up, merged and created new orders out of old members and so on, with new agendas and
teachings, even though focusing some on the old material.
Personally I am a Grandmaster of a Order myself, which dates back to the 1400s in Switzerland, where it was originally founded by my family. It was
founded by people whom split out from other Orders of that time who decided they wanted some changes and different system.
If I understand you correctly, I do agree. The Rosicrucians and Theosophs among others are well known for science, and indeed Francis Bacon himself
was a Rosicrucian and also most likely Shakespear. He is the founder of "modern science". People of these and other such orders and societies have
found things to be true often long before traditional science have. Later on, traditional science have confirmed the findings of these Orders.
The secrets happens in the lodges away from public. But read my material above, freemasons are not as "secret" or "deep" as many other orders, in
my opinion. Most freemasons are rather nice people though, I have many friends whom are freemasons and they are great nice people with an interest in
humanity, politics, the spiritual and so on.
Yes I agree, see my above explanations regarding freemasons.