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Originally posted by XxiTzYoMasterxX
reply to post by TedHodgson
What about Albert Pike?
Albert Pike was born on December 29, 1809, in Boston, and was the oldest of six children born to Benjamin and Sarah Andrews Pike. He studied at Harvard, and later served as a Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army. After the Civil War, Pike was found guilty of treason and jailed, only to be pardoned by fellow Freemason President Andrew Johnson on April 22, 1866, who met with him the next day at the White House. On June 20, 1867, Scottish Rite officials conferred upon Johnson the 4th to 32nd Freemasonry degrees, and he later went to Boston to dedicate a Masonic Temple..-common knowledge
Pike was said to be a genius, able to read and write in 16 different languages, although I cannot find a record anywhere of what those languages were. In addition, he is widely accused of plagiarism, so take with a pinch of salt. At various stages of his life we was a poet, philosopher, frontiersman, soldier, humanitarian and philanthropist. A 33rd degree Mason,he was one of the founding fathers, and head of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, being the Grand Commander of North American Freemasonry from 1859 and retained that position until his death in 1891. In 1869, he was a top leader in the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan.
Pike was said to be a Satanist, who indulged in the occult, and he apparently possessed a bracelet which he used to summon Lucifer, with whom he had constant communication. He was the Grand Master of a Luciferian group known as the Order of the Palladium (or Sovereign Council of Wisdom), which had been founded in Paris in 1737. Palladism had been brought to Greece from Egypt by Pythagoras in the fifth century, and it was this cult of Satan that was introduced to the inner circle of the Masonic lodges. It was aligned with the Palladium of the Templars. In 1801, Issac Long, a Jew, brought a statue of Baphomet (Satan) to Charleston, South Carolina, where he helped to establish the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Long apparently chose Charleston because it was geographically located on the 33rd parallel of latitude (incidentally, so is Baghdad), and this council is considered to be the Mother Supreme Council of all Masonic Lodges of the World.
What about.Allister Crowley?
A petition gives his name as 'Aleister St. Edward Crowley', and his occupation as 'poet'. His petition was signed by the lodge’s secretary, the Reverend James Lyon Bowley, who was, according to Crowley, chaplain to the British Embassy in Paris. Bowley had begun his masonic life as a regular mason,he was initiated in the Apollo University Lodge No. 357 in Oxford, in October 1889 and resigned in 1899. He served as Provincial Grand Organist in the Provincial Grand Lodge of Oxfordshire for the year 1892
Crowley was initiated on October 8,1904, presumably passed the following month, and raised on December 17,1904, he is listed in the 'Tableau annuel' dated December 31,1904 with the Grand Lodge number 41210, Lodge number 54.
(Crowley, Confessions, 628) Reuss attempted to convince Crowley that there were a few men who took Freemasonry seriously, and, more importantly, that the rites concealed profound magical secrets.
In 1910 Crowley was contacted by the head of the O.T.O., the Ordo Templi Orientis, Theodore Reuss, and joined their order. Crowley took over in 1921 when Reuss suffered a stroke.
September 1910 issue of The Equinox. The review, written with the usual Crowleyan flourish towards those he wished to praise, contains these sentiments, pregnant with the assumptions of the Esoteric School of Freemasonry and a precursor of what was to come.
A picture of Crowley appears on the cover of the Beatles "Sergeant Pepper's" album.Another album cover has Paul McCartney and John Lennon giving the hand sign of the beast.
33 Mason Aleister Crowley swore an oath at a Masonic Altar and the following is Crowley's oath to his Lord Satan:
The Oath of Fealty
I bind my blood in Satan's hands,
All this that lieth betwixt my hands,
To thee, the Beast, and thy control,
I pledge me; body, mind, and soul.(Aleister Crowley, Satanic Extracts, Black Lodge Publishing 1991)
As you can see, there are some very definite connections between Freemasonry and Satanism.
Originally posted by MensaDude
I am really hesitant to reply to this, especially after reading all of the posts. I know I'm probably going to get blasted for this, but what the hell. You only live once.
They're no longer calling themselves the Illuminati, they've been calling themselves "The Bilderberg Group" at least since 1954, when they met for the first time under this new name. The previous name of "Illuminati" was far too well known and had too many negative connotations connected to it, even at that time. It's membership consists of the elites from every industry throughout the world, including the media. You can thank Fidel Castro for bringing some recent unwanted attention to the existence of this group. He just can't keep his trap shut. Google it. You'll find it.
Are Freemasons all bad? No. They do a lot of charity work and are made up of thousands of fantastic people. How are they related to the Bilderberger group? Some past attendees have been 33 degree masons. Now, as to the original poster's claim that the Illuminati have incorporated subliminal messages into movies, cartoons, etc., well, (and here comes my hesitance) I truly hate getting into speculation and making guesses,
so instead, let me just put it this way: It would NOT surprise me that some of the Bilderberg media members COULD have some influence on what type of shows/cartoons/movies are produced as well as how they're produced. Do I have proof? Nope. Would it surprise me to find out that this group had a hand in making sure that subliminal messages, similar to the OP's original links, were subtly inserted into these movies and shows? Again, nope.
Originally posted by network dude
I have no doubt that the group you suggest exists. And today their name may be as you say, but the Bavarian Illuminati (the only form I have heard of) were disbanded in the late 1700s. And they stood against tyranny and oppression, not for it. Look them up.
Yet even if one were to admit that all those things are there, you still can't prove that the secret organization is the one putting it there, or if they are, what their motivations are.
Originally posted by XxiTzYoMasterxX
You said you highly doubt a secret organization would advertise itself on tv yet...here it is.
Originally posted by vcwxvwligen
He-Man wore a "Maltese cross" which is the same cross used by the Nazis.
I know for certain that many video games including Super Mario and Street Fighter are loaded with Masonic and Illuminati symbols.