Originally posted by protocolsoflove
"An occult school can only be founded by an initiate of one of the great traditions. It will be recalled
that Paracelsus travelled in the Near East before he received occult power; it will also be remembered
that Mme Blavatsky penetrated into Tibet before she was able to establish an esoteric school. The
reason that the Lesser Mysteries of Europe use the terminology of the building trade is that the
necessary contacts for the degrees were found in the debased rituals that the mediaeval building guilds
performed ‘for luck’ when laying foundation stones. These rituals dated back to the times when temples
of the Mysteries were designed as great symbols and systems of correspondences, and the men who
did the work had therefore to be initiated into certain lower degrees in order that they might adequately
perform their tasks. Only initiate workmen could be allowed to build these symbolic temples, just as
only initiate caretakers can look after Masonic temples, and so an elementary knowledge of the
Mysteries was as much a part of the training of the better type of builder as an elementary knowledge of
mechanics." Dion Fortune "Esoteric Orders and their Work"
You guys are correct in what you say about your craft being harmless because I honestly think you believe it and I apologize for calling everyone
liars when it's probable that you guys are given only enough occult knowledge to get your feet wet. I'm sure most people don't care to read or
understand the mysteries so no one brings them "above" masonry.
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Why would anyone openly join a satanic or luceferian organization?
IMHO, the top levels of FM are run by very dark people who are part of the Order of the Illuminati. However, a vast majority of the folks who join do
so for the same purpose people join a fraternity. Establish relationships, network of friends who can help in a capitalistic world and so on.
I've known several people who are Freemasons. Many of them talk about how they were just trying to help the community etc etc. The bottom line is,
that when you read the authors who are seen as great Masons, and authorities in Freemasonry, they talk about harnessing the power of Lucifer etc.
Their vow to secrecy is directly related as well. There is layers upon layers of deception.
Like most organizations though, it's a bit more complex than "all FM's are satanists." Far from it. There is a certain level of credibility and
good will that needs to reside for the public face of such organizations.
One particular friend who got up to 32nd degree Freemason told me that he was being recruited heavily by the higher ups. When he met with them, he
said that those guys at the top really are delusional in that they feel they "run the world." They have more money than you could imagine and feel
that the rest of humanity are cattle. Not far from the accusations made against the organization by conspiracy theorists.