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posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:15 PM
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I have been reading posts here at ATS for a few years now and I very rarely post anything. As a Master Mason (been traveling since 2008) I have seen many outrageous and just laughable posts regarding Freemasonry and what it is we do. I created this post to answer any questions abut Freemasonry PHA or otherwise. Feel free to ask anything and I will be glad to answer. If i do not know the answer I will surely direct you to where you may be able to find it or connect you with someone who may be able to answer your inquiry. All I ask is that you remain respectful. No question is forbidden or too stupid to ask.




posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:20 PM
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Hey I have something cool to show you randomly that I found out.
Maybe you will find it interesting. I know I did.

See I was studying about Cook and Hawaiian history, and I stumbled upon this really awesome book:
10,000 Famous Freemasons, and the link I gave I think is vol. 3.


King Kamehameha IV (1834-1863) King of Hawaii, 1854-63. Name was Alexander Liholiho, nephew of Kamehameha III. He introduced the use of the English language in Hawaiian schools. He assumed the throne at the age of 20. On Jan. 14, 1857 he was initiated and passed in the Lodge Le Progress de l'Oceanie No. 124 (under AASR jurisdiction, later No. 371 under Calif.). His raising was deferred until Feb. 8 of that year, at which time he passed his examination in open lodge in full on the two degrees he had taken, to the surprise and admiration of the brethren present. R. G. Davis, master of the lodge at the time, wrote: "Seldom have I witnessed the impressive ceremonies of this degree conducted with such solemnity. The candidate, divested of all regal honors, standing before a large assembly of brethren, many of them decorated with rich jewels, and all in Masonic clothing, gave the lodge a striking appearance and left an impression on our minds not soon to be effaced. It was a lesson in humility.”The lodge was closed at 11 p.m. and the brethren repaired to the king's palace where they were entertained in a truly royal manner. At five minutes after midnight, they toasted the king's 22nd birthday. Kamehameha took immediate interest in Masonic activities. He was installed as junior warden, Sept. 9, 1857, and as master the following January. He served as master for three years. A crowning act of his reign, and a monument to him, was the founding of the Queen's Hospital, the cornerstone of which he laid, July 17, 1860, with Masonic ceremonies. He died Nov. 30, 1863 when but 29, and was given a Masonic burial. Alexander Liholiho Council of Kadosh No. 1, AASR (SJ) of Honolulu is named in his honor.


That was actually the information I was looking for it was cool to have found out about this little known but incredibly historic moment in time.

I never cease to be amazed by this extremely deep series of topics.
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posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:24 PM
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That is pretty cool information and history. I havnt gotten the cjhance to sit in Lodge with a King, but I have had the honor of sitting in Lodge with a Prince from Africa. It was a great and memorable experience. It was the true definition of "Meeting on the Level"....



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:26 PM
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Here is some important info everyone should brush up on about Prince Hall.


Prince Hall (1735 – 1807)[1] was an African American noted as a tireless abolitionist, for his leadership in the free black community in Boston, and as the founder of Prince Hall Masonry.


What most people don't get is that all of this was going on way before the Civil War ever even transpired.
Incredibly interesting and mind blowing if you ask me.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:29 PM
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If there is anything in that Wiki you think is wrong please point it out. I am probably no where near as informed as you on this particular individual so maybe you want to clear the air on anything the Wiki screwed up on.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:31 PM
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definently interesting. Prince Hall did a lot of things in his time. The things he got accomplished are amazing to me considering the time in which he lived. He was a learned man and communicated with men all over the world. he obstacles he encountered and overcame were tremendous. Being a black man in America was not easy at that time, but he made the most of his resources and what he had. I find it interesting how he was able to communicate with men in foreign countries at that time.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:32 PM
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there were some discrepencies..i will address when i get back from lunch



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:36 PM
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Originally posted by Level_Head
I have been reading posts here at ATS for a few years now and I very rarely post anything. As a Master Mason (been traveling since 2008) I have seen many outrageous and just laughable posts regarding Freemasonry and what it is we do. I created this post to answer any questions abut Freemasonry PHA or otherwise. Feel free to ask anything and I will be glad to answer. If i do not know the answer I will surely direct you to where you may be able to find it or connect you with someone who may be able to answer your inquiry. All I ask is that you remain respectful. No question is forbidden or too stupid to ask.


Hey, so I know Masonry is basically open to people of all faiths, but does it have its own spiritual dimension? I was reading some texts, and you got the idea that there were spiritual truths hidden in some of the symbols, like a spirituality of freemasonry. Do you feel that's the case?



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:39 PM
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Are the Masons connected with the International Postal Service?



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:41 PM
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I have heard you must be chosen to join, referred by a Freemason. Is this how it works? My great grandfather was Senator Tom Anglin of Oklahoma. He was a Freemason of the 19th degree. I have always wondered about his associations and contributions, not to specifically know the past, but to how I could contribute. However, if it is indeed by invite only, I guess it is not in the cards for me.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:56 PM
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Originally posted by Boscov
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I have heard you must be chosen to join, referred by a Freemason. Is this how it works? My great grandfather was Senator Tom Anglin of Oklahoma. He was a Freemason of the 19th degree. I have always wondered about his associations and contributions, not to specifically know the past, but to how I could contribute. However, if it is indeed by invite only, I guess it is not in the cards for me.


I think you can seek membership. I can't remember though, you either need two masons, or two members of the community to vouch for you. You also have to be a man, (at least it used to be) and it used to be, not an atheist.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 02:58 PM
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2B1ASK1

The man that waits for an invitation will wait forever.

Also, to be clear - there are Freemasons, and then there are Prince Hall Masons (PHA). They are almost identical, and adhere to the same Ancient Landmarks, but there's been some issues between the two groups for some reason and so they don't officially recognize each other. Learned about that recently.

Wish we could get over that and just be Brothers.

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posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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hi, thanks, i'd like to take this opportunity ..more of an ongoing series of questions maybe?

whenever you have the time, please watch the first 15-20 mins of this video, untill donald runs from the chess figures and eats the pill.

..any thoughts you're willing to share?



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:03 PM
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Origins are the same ultimately though so all of that is petty IMHO.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:05 PM
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how to gain access beyond the hidden angles?
how to past trough the gate?



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:10 PM
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It's good to see a PHA Brother popping on. I wanted to go the last Annual Communication for the MWPHGL of Oregon, Idaho, and Montana Inc., but I had business elsewhere at the same time.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by tridentblue

Hey, so I know Masonry is basically open to people of all faiths, but does it have its own spiritual dimension? I was reading some texts, and you got the idea that there were spiritual truths hidden in some of the symbols, like a spirituality of freemasonry. Do you feel that's the case?


The symbols are essentially information encoded cryptically. They also allow you to trace history through comparative analysis if you want to uncover their origins.

The information that you can derive from such historical allegories are always a very complex matter to contend with.

Rather than a spiritual truth per se, I personally have found historical revelations about obscure human history and explanations of why everything is the way it is today.



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:19 PM
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hi man, how do you feel about the thought of deciphering those symbols, with comparative ivestigations,
trough synesthesia? i believe this was a common method in ancient times,,,,

wanna see my spaceship?



posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by solve
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how to gain access beyond the hidden angles?
how to past trough the gate?

What are you getting at? If you're looking for an esoteric answer, that's not something I can help with on a web forum. Or in person. It's deeper than that.


Originally posted by solve
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hi man, how do you feel about the thought of deciphering those symbols, with comparative ivestigations,
trough synesthesia? i believe this was a common method in ancient times,,,,

wanna see my spaceship?

I cant help but think there's a trolling aspect to these posts, but I could very easily be misinterpreting.
Anyways, it does kinda look like the guy is in some sort of craft. The question is: What do YOU think it means?
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posted on Jun, 14 2013 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by solve
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hi man, how do you feel about the thought of deciphering those symbols, with comparative ivestigations,
trough synesthesia? i believe this was a common method in ancient times,,,,

wanna see my spaceship?


Monument 19 from La Venta, supposedly the "earliest known "Feathered Serpent" representation in Mesoamerica" according to Olmec wiki.

Wiki Feathered Serpent


The god and the image were adopted by the Aztec, Maya, Toltec and Mixtec, although each culture had its own way of depicting and worshipping the feathered serpent. In his various incarnations, the feathered serpent was worshipped as the god of wind, the god of water and the morning star god.


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