posted on Aug, 8 2004 @ 09:39 AM
It should also be pointed out that Mozart's opera, "The Magic Flute", was celebrated by the Masonic community, and condemned by the Church.
In the opera, the character called the Queen of the Night represents the Church, who has declared war on mankind, seeking to keep people in ignorance
and slavery. Sarastro, the Hierophant of the Illuminati, is slandered by the Queen, but he keeps working in serenity to transform the world from a
jungle to a utopia of liberty. The opera then follows the initiation of the story's hero into the Illuminati. The Illuminati have three temples: the
Temple of Strength, the Temple of Wisdom, and the Temple of the Sun. When the heros of the story have completed their ordeals of initiation, they take
the Queen prisoner.
However, Sarastro lectures the new initiates that to punish her would be a violation of Masonic ethics, and that their final ordeal is to learn to
practice tolerance, even against their enemies. The queen is then freed with the understanding that she will remain in exile, and never use her black
magic against the Adepts again. The opera ends with the Illuminati joining together singing the victorious birth of the Brotherhood of Man.
The opera is clearly an allegory of the struggle between he Roman Catholic Church and liberal and Masonic movements in 18th century Europe. Mozart's
Masonic Brother Johannes von Goethe, who was also a member of the Bavarian Illuminati, praised the opera as the greatest ever written.
Mozart also wrote the Little Masonic Cantata, which he dedicated to his father, also a Mason.
Today, many Lodges use Mozart's music during ceremonial work.