It would appear that few on ATS know the studies of the Masons is all about religion and in particular the studies of the Essene, the ways of the
Therapute, and the teachings of Jesus. I am not a Mason, though I like to study many of their themes, and in the study of Jesus and what were Jesus'
motivations there are few sources better than most of what the Mason libraries maintain.
It is amazing the level of hate that is aimed at a society that formed what became the Constitution of the US, and the understanding of the
problems in Europe and the Middle East that needed to be addressed to form a Democratic Republic that banned religion in Govt. for the good of We The
People. It was unfortunate that these studies had to be conducted underground to avoid the hate and resistance of the organized religion types. It
is also time this greater knowledge and truth is allowed to come into the light without the hate of organized religion's intentions to attempt to keep
these truths supressed.
Most of the Mason's big secrets were given up long ago and anyone can get to most of them on the Internet. All the Degrees are out in the open and
they teach a ladder of knowledge using symbols and allegory stories, which a great deal of the Biblical Narratives use also. Some would call the
Masons a Secret Society, but it is more of a Society with Secrets. The Secrets go against the teachings of the organized religion in many ways, but
its overall efforts are to get to the truth and the light.
It is often difficult to study the group that Jesus belonged and who tauight him his knowledge, but the Masons seem to have traveled this road long
ago and kept a diary for the discoveries. So, their studies deliver a great deal of the details for the Essene and where they originated from
antiquity. One of the things that I've found to be most interesting is reading one of their Encyclopedias that does a really good job of filling in
many of the missing bits of the old history for religions.
The Masons study things from Babylon, its Kings, its god, and its symbolic arts, and how that transferred to Egypt's BlackLands, and how the Essene
came to capture all this via what is called The Mystery Schools of ancient Babylon and Egypt. It is an interesting history that allows people to see
from a much more highly educated view of the sciences and medicines of these ancient societies.
There are several Masonic Encyclopeidas out there, but I like this one for the moment written by a Dr. Mackey, MD. It is now on the Internet with
all its letters of the alphabet and it makes for some of the most interesting discoveries of both religion and history. I like the Essene issues,
which are related to the old Mystery Schools issues from Pythagoras and going back to the origins of the first gods in the minds of man.
Some excepts for the Essenes is a good place to enter reading and learning.:
In ancient authors, such as Josephus, Philo, Porphyry, Eusebius, and Pliny, who have had occasion to refer to the subject, the notices of this
singular sect have been so brief and unsatisfactory, that modern writers have found great difficulty in properly understanding the true character of
Essenism. And yet our antiquaries, never weary of the task of investigation, have at length, succeeded in eliciting, from the collation of all that
has been previously written on the subject, very correct details of the doctrines and practices of the Essenes. Of these writers none have been more
successful than the laborious German cities Frankel and Rappaport. Their investigations have been ably and thoroughly condensed by Dr. Christian D.
Ginsburg, whose essay on The Essenes, their History and Doctrines, published at London in 1864, has supplied the most material facts contained in the
They had a common treasury, in which was deposited whatever anyone of them possessed, and from this the wants of the whole community were supplied by
stewards appointed by the brotherhood, so that they had everything in common. Hence there was no distinction among them of rich and poor, or masters
and servants; but the only gradation of rank which they recognized was derived from the Degrees or orders into which the members were divided, and
which depended on holiness alone. They lived peaceably with all men, reprobated slavery and war, and would not even manufacture any warlike
instruments. They were governed by a president, who was elected by the whole community; and members who had violated their rules were, after due
trial, excommunicated or expelled.
As they held no communication outside of their own fraternity, they had to raise their own supplies, and some were engaged in tilling, some in tending
flocks, others in making clothing, and others in preparing food They got up before sunrise, and, after singing a hymn of praise for the return of
light, which they did with their faces turned to the East, each one repaired to his appropriate task. At the fifth hour, or eleven in the forenoon,
the morning labor terminated. The Brethren then again assembled, and after a lustration in cold water, they put on white garments and proceeded to the
refectory, where they partook of the common meal, which was always of the most frugal character. A mysterious silence was observed during this meal,
which, to Some extent, had the character of a sacrament. The feast being ended, and the priest having returned thanks, the Brethren withdrew and put
off their white garments, resumed their working-clothes and their several employments until evening, when they again assembled as before, to partake
of a common meal.
What one learns is Jesus and Mary were Essene Masters of knowledge and the Essene school on Mt. Carmel worked much the same as the School of
Pythagoras 500 years earlier.
In order to understand the words used in Revelations on issues of symbolic imagery, one must become well versed in the understanding of how these
words of imagery can be interpreted. One can't learn how to do this well with just reading the Bible's content, as Constantine and the Romans
stripped out the knowledge on the Essene, the methods of teachings for the Mystery Schools, and all the knowledge that would allow the history of
Jesus to be seen in the correct light and true history.
In the methods of the Essene and the Mystery Schools, those not clued into how to read their imagery words on a higher level were left out of the
abilty for higher understanding. These folks of the lower realm of abilty to understand were called Beasts. Those that didn't understand the bad
parts of the Mystery School's teachings were often called the Anti-Christs as they easily marry the story of Jesus and the Essene to the issues of the
Babylon false Trinity, the issues of Nimrod, Semiramis, and Tammis, and their teachings become those of the anti-Christ.
It only via following in these footsteps of Jesus and his learning of these Essene Mystery Schools issues that one opens up the higher realm for
understanding beyond the often low ways of the literal. It is this process of learning the higher realm's knowledge that allows Jesus to raise the
dead, as the Essene considered those with only the lower realm's knowledge as being dead and being in need or rebirth into the higher knowledge.
It is only via this pathway that Jesus learned that others can know what Jesus knew and valued, and also make it easy to see those with the Beast
level of knowledge and those that adopt the anti-Christ untruths.
edit on 25-4-2012 by MagnumOpus because: Respect for Jesus is the study of the Essene's history