On historical methodology in the study of ancient and modern religions.
Originally posted by TheForgottenOnes
.... The Hiram Key, is probably one of the best put together books I have ever read, I suggest you read it, it details everything in a good timeline
form, from ancient Egypt, to the Exodus of the Hebrews, from that to Jesus times, and from then to the Templars and finally Masonry, it is a very
I do have a copy of the "Hiram Key" and it is a fasciating read and a glimpse into the minds of two Freemasons. It must be borne in mind that the two
authors, Knight and Lomas are both Freemasons themselves, and that the last time I checked out the Masonic regalia (rather expensive customised fancy
dress for their pantomime rites) shop across the road from the Grand Lodge in London, the book had pride of place in the _
Many of Knight and Lomas' claims are ahistorical, fantastical, speculative and "special pleadings;" however some of the claims are just downright
silly; for example the authors had come across the description of an Egyptian mummy with it's skull smashed in (how unsurprising), and they leap to
the conclusion that this must be the body of the mythical Phonecian Hiram Abiff (lit. "king secret" or "secret king"), with the fantastical claim
"We had intentified Hiram Abif, and what's more his body still exists
(Page 176. of the 1997 Third edition)."
The book really deserves it's place in the "conspiracy theory" sections of bookshops rather than in the history section, and can be found alongside
other religious conspiracy titles where authors have "discovered" that "Joshua" was a common name in ancient Israel (how unsurprising), and have
written numerous conspiracy titles alleging that a such and such a person called Johsua was the real Jesus on the basis of texts referring some person
with this name.
That an American Shriner Mason, "TheForgottenOnes," considers a fantastical conspiracy theory book to be "convincing," but is unconvinced by the
numerous press allegations concerning the Shriners, would seem to indicate a certain attraction to the conpiracy theory method of discovering truth,
where the more ahistorical a claim is, the more likely it is to be true, and the more historical an allegation is against his religion, the less
likely it is to be true; this is really "National Enquirer" type historical methdology, where all fantastic claims made by the Enquirer must be true
and all claims against them must be false.
Above: page from a Masonic catalogue showing that the Masons are the inheritors of the sacred ancient Egyptian tradition of the Hula Hula Bull Dance.
Evidence that the ancient Egyptians did not perform the Hula Hula Bull Dance and many other Masonic rituals (such as the application of sacred whipped
cream, holy strawberries and divine electric shocks to the genitalia during the intitiation rites of US Masons) will be either be discovered in the
near or distant future, or has been destroyed to preserve the secrecy of such a sacred and holy act.
For anyone whose eyesight prohibits them from reading the text, musical bells which play different notes are attached between the crotch of each
intiate of this sacred and holy Egyptian rite; the "operator" then prods the bells with a stick in order to play various tunes such as the ancient
Egyptian classic "How dry am I;" "dry" being American slang for sober, indicating that that candidate has not reached the desired state of drunken
It is certianly the case that modern esoteric societies have more in common with the mystery cults of the ancient world, where initation and sex
magick were entwined and where priests and priestesses fulfilled the role of what the Biblical authors derogatorily referred to as sacred prostitutes,
than the relatively modern and more boring and desexualised use of temples by the Muslims and Chistians. While I thoroughly approve of sexual
initiation, Freemasonry on the other hand seems to be rather devoid of this in it's male only rites.
It is entirely commonplace for esoteric societies to claim to represent the mystery cults of the ancient world, just as many US college fraternities
claim to be the inheritors of the Eleusian (Greek) mysteries, when they beat up their neophytes in drunken stupidity and force all manner of silly
humiliating rituals upon them, just as numerous sects of the multi-billion dollar Jesus business claim to be the "true" representatives of a fictional
first century religious schizophrenic, Jesus.
Simlarly with the "regular" Masonic franchises; they claim to represent the mystery traditions of the ancient world, and go to great lengths to clam
that their product is a superior product, which offers better value for money in the esoteric marketplace, where fake degrees of knowledge are bought
and sold, in comparison to all other "irregular" esoteric societies, and that their product is more "ancient."
I have listened to the almost endless debates between the adherents of regular and irregular esoteric sects over whose product is more ancient, and I
have concluded that such claims are no more based on historical evidence than the hypothetical debate between a Gnostic Christian, a Catholic
Christian and a Jimmy Swaggart acolyte over who best represents a fictional ahistorical character.
Only I, the eternal enemy of God, in all of human history represent the one true ancient, genuine and diabolical orthodox faith, and I offer to beat
any price on salvation or your money back in the afterlife, plus 144 virgins (twice what the Muslims are offering).
If anyone is offered "more" than 144 virgins by any other enemy of God, please bear in mind that the offer is negotiable and can be increased if you
get a better offer.
edit on 27-2-2011 by Lucifer777 because: The text was not diabolical enough. I seem not to be in a diabolical enough mood today. Not enough
Christian Flesh and Blood to devour.
edit on 28-2-2011 by Lucifer777 because: The text was "still" not diabolical enough.
On the cult of the Secret King
It has occurred to me that I should address a central claim of Knight and Lomas' "Hiram Key" which is that "Hiram Abiff" was not a person's name but a
This is not a sensational "discovery," but it is merely an etymological (the root meanings of words) observation; since Hiram simply means "king" and
Abiff simply means, approximately "secret, hidden from view, disgused, obscure, veiled, covert" etc.
Clearly, since the designation of the fabricated fraud of Christianity, as the official state religion of the alleged deocidal (god killer) Italians
(who allegedly crucified the fictional Jesus), at the end of the 4th century A.D., all enemies of this vile religion have had, by necessity, become
the part of counterculture, whose opposition to state religion threatened their very survival.
Organisations such as the medieval Knight's Templars had to be overtly Christian, and to covertly disguise their utter contempt for Christianity. The
confessions extracted under unspeakable cruelty and torture from the Templars include confessions that they spat upon the cross and that they
practiced ritual homosexuality. Any sane person would probably confess to sodomising the Holy Virgin under such hideous tortures; nevertheless I would
have a much higher opinion of the Templars, were it established to be true that they really did spit upon the cross and engage in orgiastic sex, where
their love for other men was less or more or equal to their love for women; for such is human nature.
The 16th century Jewish medical doctor Nostradamus, for example, who was almost certainly a Kabbalist and esotericist, was hounded by the Inquistition
for referring to a statue of the Virgin Mary as a devil; such persons in ancient times had to be overtly Christian. Nostradamus clearly entertained a
blasphemous and heretical belief, and an abomibinable heresy, that plague was not caused by the Jews and by the Devil himself, and that it could be
treated by drinking boiled water, sleeping on clean sheets and fleeing from disease ridden towns. Clearly such matters are better left in the hands of
religious fanatics than medical professionals (some of whom are Masons) who are obviously dangerous heretics, but only until the point where the
reigious fanatic falls ill and calls an ambulance instead of a Christian exorcist.
It is a statement of the obvious to say that in the ancient world there were many kings, and that such kings were often subservient to other kings,
and that there were various persons who considered themselves to be "kings of kings" and that all kings were susceptible to being poisoned, murdered,
Thus it make perfect sense to have a "HIram Abiff (Secret King);" a covert king who stood beind a puppet king. The puppet king could always be
disposed of, poisoned, or he could just have an accident or fall down dead for numerous reasons. Another king would take his place and the secret king
would continute to rule.
In Masonry we have the Duke of Kent as an overt Masoc king, and I wish him no harm and I pray to that he and his cousin lives a long and happy life,
but I know that he and his cousin are intellectual imbeciles who do not appear in the sky (the Internet) to debate such trivial matters as to who
their secret king is.
Part of the problem of joining a "secret king" cult is that one is unable to know who the real king is and to scrutinise him and to engage him in
philosophical debate or observe him in the way that we can observe Christ's representative on earth (Jospeh Ratzinger) to all Catholics or the
Anglican's representative on earth of Christ (HRH Elizabeth Windsor).
edit on 28-2-2011 by Lucifer777 because: The text was not diabolical enough. I seem not to be in a diabolical enough mood today. Not enough
Christian Flesh and Blood to devour.