posted on Jan, 20 2005 @ 08:14 PM
My first post --
I have studied Ritual Books and the secrets of college fraternities for a few years. Fraternities, not counting secret groups like the Skulls, do
nothing to improve a member's chance of becoming successful. Besides subconcious side-effects of belonging to a group or feeling like one belongs to
something extremely important.
The idea of belonging to an important group is perpetuated by myths of the occult. Many fraternities believe that their ritual is the greatest in the
collegiate system, and that the ideals of their organization are somehow superior to those of other fraternities.
Before Christianity was widely accepted, Christians used similar systems of challenging to identify each other. (most of you should be able to find
the story of the fish symbol) They even wore robes similar to those you frat boys wear. (Imagine the KKK robes minus the face masks and starch on
the hoods. A variety of colors is sometimes symbolic of one's role or significance in the ritual, and the color may even be a symbol for one of the
ideals of the fraternity)
One could write a book about the symbolism of the robes and their links to freemasonry -- the identification of these organizations with Greek letters
may also be attributed to the link between Freemasonry and ancient Greece. I am not really an expert on that part of this subject, but my point is
that the rituals of fraternities, themselves, come from Freemason rituals.
What separates each fraternity is the ideals which it claims to pursue. The main difference that I have discovered between white and black
fraternities is their theme. Many white fraternities pursue themes that are based in christianity, while the black rituals I have studied emphasize a
symbolic recreation of slavery.
If you are wondering what a fraternity's ideals may be, take a look at their symbols or even their names. If you notice 3 or 7 of something on one
of the fraternity's symbols, it may be a vague reference to the trinity or the seven churches -- christianity. If a fraternity begins with an Alpha
and ends in an Omega, it is likely to have some Revelations like imagery in its ritual or at least mention christianity. Tau of course represents the
cross in many fraternity names. The Chi and Rho -- Constantine's image. Constantine himself may be a part of some of these rituals.
A summary of Constantine's role in the ritual and symbolism of secret societies. The story of Constantine is an integral part of the Ku Klux Klan
ritual. (You might be able to find a copy of the expose that outed many secrets of the KKK in your local library -- The Terrible Mysteries of the Ku
Klux Klan; it's not exactly the ritual, but some refer to it as a public copy of their ritual). The KKK used the story of Constantine (God appears
before Constantine before battle, proclaiming "In this sign (the cross or the chi rho) you will conquer"). The KKK interpreted this as "In this
sign (the cross) you will conquer." What they inteneded to conquer was integration. Their interpretation lifted Constantine up as a
militant-religious symbol. The flaming cross that was so prevalent in their ritual and terrorism is the ritualistic symbol of that sign which was
given to Constantine. This relates to fraternity rituals because some rituals have been able to incorporate Constantine into the ritual without
focusing too much on his militancy. However, one fraternity has all but copied the ritual of the KKK.
(btw - many fraternity members will adomantly deny even being associated with rituals or a ritual book, while fraternities like Delta Upsilon (I
believe that's the one) have posted their entire ritual on the internet.)
What I have found the most interesting about fraternity ritual books are the ciphers/decoding methods. Without revealing which fraternities they are,
I will provide two examples.
One fraternity was founded through an association with Confederate Civil War soldiers. They codified the secret parts of their ritual with a
polyalphabetic code, which was what many Confederate soldiers used to relay messages during the war. It is also known as the Vigenere cipher, and you
can probably google to find out the details of it.
The other method was to leave the most important words out of the ritual book entirely, and to pass the words on through oral tradition. The words
are important, I know them, but do not find it necessary to post them here.
Of course, nothing in this post is really secret; just knowledge I have obtained by looking at fraternity ritual books. Just remember that the only
reason that it seems like people in those organizations seem like they are getting an unfair advantage in the world is not because of the
organizations themselves, but the means by which they make it into the fraternities. First, they are enrolled in college -- which better explains the
excessive drinking than their fraternal association. Second, they have money for the dues. That means a lot of them have mom and dad to back them up
if they don't quite make the dean's list each semester. Third, they have some kind of social ability to appease the leaders of the fraternities,
which means they have the discipline that is required in many aspects of a career environment that would yield uncommon success. (they make good
sycophants) And fourth, the prestige of the particular school has a lot to do with one's membership in a fraternity. Good fraternities are found at
good schools. The fraternities at Harvard are being led by smarter students and better leaders than fraternities at less prestigious universities.
Fraternities are not taking over the world, but their secrecy is what markets them. That's why many people want to join -- to find out what all the
secrets are about.
If you want to acquire a ritual book, there are 2 ways -- legally and illegally. I can not condone the acquisition of books illegally, and will let
you imagine for yourselves the methods by which people have acquired ritual books illegally. As for legal means; check thrift stores or any place
that may sell used books. People will donate ritual books unwittingly to the Salvation Army, an Antique Store, or a Used Books Store -- I'm not
talking about Barnes and Noble or the local College Textbook store. Another method is through online auctions -- I just checked, and there is a
Sorority Ritual Book on ebay for about $300 dollars.
Keep up the interest. These rituals are top secret, and date back to around reconstruction. Maybe you can't provide details about a single
fraternity, but it does not take a history professor to figure out that the organization of these secret societies and college fraternities has
something to do with Reconstruction, Gender, and/or Race. The KKK is a prime example of how race and gender were involved. Look at the organizations
on your campus (if you are still in school). Do those fraternities or sororities look for certain types of people? Are they all black and male, all
white and male, all christian and male, all jewish and male, all white and female, all christian and female, all black and female?
Hopefully, this gives you some insight on the history, significance, and motives of secret societies around you. They aren't as secret as they think
they are, and they aren't as important as you think they are.