I was prodded once, by a friend, to explain the existence and meaning of FreeMasonry. And I replied, briefly, that Julius Felsenburgh had yet to make his appearance. Not that I doubted for an instant that he eventually would. My friend persisted, and so I rambled on a bit about Julius’ prophesied coming. And how he would be the paradoxical combination of Marxism and Masonry. The paradox of seemingly opposed movements.
One movement was a radical collectivist fantasy, the other a radical individualist dream, and both were wrapped up in the person of Julius Felsenburgh, the Anti-Christ in the widely acclaimed dystopian ‘science-fiction’ novel, Lord of the World, by Robert Hugh Benson, in 1907.
What I didn’t say at the time was that Benson himself was a paradox, being the son of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and who was an Anglican priest himself. And who was said to be a shoe-in to succeed his father. But as often happens to great men, a trip to the Orient changed his perspective, in more ways than one. And the net result, as with John Cardinal Newman before him (and many of his Oxford Movement brethren of the 1830’s) was that Benson left home, to come home. To Rome. Oh, the horror! What scandal! Anyway, Benson’s Felsenburgh was the perfect portrayal of the coming Anti-Christ. And surely he is coming, whether we like it or not, slouching towards Bethlehem, as Yeats put it in his prophetic poetic work The Second Coming.
Now you don’t have to be Catholic (or a other Christian) to believe in the concept of the Anti-Christ. Muslims believe it. Jews believed it. Nor do you have to be particularly religious to believe it. Democrats certainly believe it (and that he has already come). But more importantly, FreeMasons believe it as well. They’ve just dropped the ‘anti’ part of the word.
Why would I say that? Isn’t Masonic belief really Christian at heart? Well, obviously, you are a member of the Blue Lodge if you believe that. Many do. Which suits the 32nd Degree members quite well. Every conspiracy needs camouflage, you know. A mask is so very effective. And while it won’t fool everyone, it will screen off a large percentage of viewers. That has great value. Especially if the mask covers another mask. Which will then screen off another significant percentage. Et cetera. Which is what I then related to my friend.
I explained to him that FreeMasonry was actually the latest in the perfect set of masks, each one nested upon another. And that behind the bottom mask, the first mask, there is nothing. Or better yet, nothing visible. And therein lie two tales. The first is the story of distracted men. The other is the story of the focused gods. Each side thinks it has a plan. Each side has a target. Each side thinks it is winning. But only one side believes it is playing against the other. That would be the team of the gods. The teams (lodges) made of men, however, see the gods as their pep-squad, as they play against their fellow man.
Depending on who you read, these Masonic Men truly believe that they are playing against their fellow man in order to teach them the real rules and aims of the game. The Game of Life, and the Reason behind it. They’re going to teach us all to always keep our eye on the ball. How to think for ourselves. Never take your eye off the ball. That’s what we’re always told, right?
In other words, what these Lodge-lovers are doing is supposedly for generous philanthropic reasons. Because they love their fellow man, right? But there’s a problem here, from my perspective, because there’s a game clock running on each man’s team. Not so with the gods. Let’s be clear here: there’s no overtime in this game. So then, as you play out your life, are you watching the ball? Or are you watching the clock?
There’s another problem here, even if the philanthropic motive is true in some (or even many) instances. And to be fair, I do know a number of Masons (even 32nd degree members) who do actually think themselves to be benevolent leaders of humanity. No, the problem is that so often, when we perceive something that appears to be wrong or unjust, we base our conclusion upon our own rationality, our own judgment. The same applies to our judgment of what is good. We fail to see that our rationality is meant to inform our conscience as to why something has already been deemed good or bad. Our intellect is not meant to make the call (that’s God’s job), but rather to begin to understand it.
There’s an old saying, ‘Some things are forbidden because they are evil. Some things are evil because they are forbidden’. In other words, some judgments of God are meant as a test for us. Are we really on par with God? Then who are we to question His judgment by substituting our own? Just because we can’t rationally understand why we shouldn’t eat pork (as long as it was forbidden) doesn’t mean that the command was unjust. It just means we can’t fully comprehend His ways. Is that so bad?
For example, I know lots of people who think that poverty and oppression are evil. And quite a few of them are willing to do something about it. But most of them have not decided this based upon the command of God, but rather, on their own judgment. Quite independent of God’s dictum, actually, for so many of them don’t believe in a singular, all-powerful God. So they tell themselves that even if they are wrong about His existence, they will surely be saved because of their good works. That’s a pretty iffy bet in my book. Why? Because if ‘faith without works is dead‘, then surely ‘works without faith’ is deader yet. Don’t believe me? Ask those Pharisees in Hell what their tithes bought them.
This same principle applies to The Lodge. If men decide that philanthropy is good, but they do it without acknowledging that the primary source of this judgment of ‘goodness’ is a particular God, (versus the generic ‘Supreme Being’ of Masonic admittance requirement) then they are simply setting things up for making themselves as gods, to rule over those whom they would presume to help. Any cursory reading of Masonic philosophy makes it clear that it is based on gnostic belief. In other words, there are two classes of men, the illuminated and the ignorant. Guess which ones need to be instructed in ‘the truth’? And teachers have tenure, right?
Now let me also explain that the essence of Freemasonry is not something relatively new. No, Freemasonry is simply the relatively new manifestation of the Perennial Philosophy. Or, if you prefer, the Perennial Heresy. Just ask Professor John Senior. He’ll tell you about it. It’s just syncretism in modern garb. A.K.A., Modernism. It’s nothing new. It’s simply the latest version of ‘Yes, you too can become a god!’. In other words, it’s Arianism for Dummies. And the marketplace supply seeking to sate the demand for this belief is never fully met by the manufacturers (the idiot gods) nor their distributors (idiot men). The problem lies with the distributors, of course.
Let’s expand on this a bit. I have this little acronym I use to loosely trace the origins of this belief system throughout its long product life. It is spelled thus: MIRACLES. The letters stand for this; Masons, Illuminati, Rosicrucians, Alchemists, Caesars, Levites, Egyptians and Sumerians. The story is told in reverse order. Like any good Kabbalistic reading of a word, of course. Backwards is always better, eh Komrade?
Let’s also be very clear about something else. I have heard it said (and have said it myself) that Freemasonry is simply a pale Gentile version of Kabbala. You know, Jewish practical magic. In today’s modern world (that would be the last 2,000 years), that’s true. But today, almost everyone has a Talmudic-Jewish outlook. Anyway, that ignores the real origins of the Mystery Religion and its home in Sumeria. The city of Babylon, to be specific. Because that’s where this whole thing began. In Mystery Babylon.
Let’s get to the story: let’s go to the beginning. To Sumeria, in the land of the Chaldees. The land of the city of Babylon. The land which the God of Abraham wanted him to leave. Why? Because Babylon was known to the ancient scholars as ‘the gateway to the gods’. Never forget the gods! And in Babylon we find the original Mystery Religion.
The original mystery religion centered of course on astrology. No, not astronomy. That’s the movement of the heavenly bodies. We’re talking about Astrology. The meaning of the movement of the heavens. The meaning comes down to this: pre-destination. Those who could accurately predict the future movement of the heavens (comets, eclipses, etc.) were obviously in the know. And so, just as obviously, they must be favored (pre-destined) by the gods (if not being gods themselves). These same priest-people were then believed (by idiot kings) to be able to tell these same idiot kings not just what, when, and where these heavenly movement would be, but also what they meant. In other words, they could predict the fore-ordained future, in some degree or other.
As a result of this astral knowledge, this astrologic priesthood had effectively divided mankind into two camps, the illuminated and the ignorant. And the ignorant must be led, correct? Here we have the beginnings of slavery. No, not the slavery of conquered foreigners. Everybody gets that. That’s easy. No, what we’re talking about here is the enslavement of one’s own people, who willingly submit to it. Welcome to the Empire, ‘citizen’. And welcome to the Lodge, brother. Where we explain to you, in 33 simple steps, why you are ignorant, and therefore why you need to be led. By smarter men than you, of course. So just sit back, relax, and have a drink of Kool-Aid. It’s on the house.
Let me state, up front, my understanding of the Mystery Religion, in all of its incarnations and successions, layer upon historic layer, mask upon mask, from the time of Babylon till today. Today, when the secular priesthood wears the mask of the Masonic apron. The real temporal purpose of each of these belief systems is to get men to enslave other men. Well then, what is the ultimate purpose of this slavery, metaphysically speaking? After all, if all men die, what’s the ultimate point of men enslaving other men, in the here and now? Simple. The promise of those who have crafted all of these masks to all those who will don them to ‘lead the faithful’ is this: All those you enslave in this life are your slaves in the next life. And you, of course, become one of the gods. Thus, all men are enslaved to the gods. Including the idiots who believed that the gods never lie.
Yes, I know, I know. How can it be that my slave here becomes my slave later, in the next life, if he wasn’t willingly enslaved in this life? Well, that’s the whole point of each layer of masks. The masks, and the mythic tale that surrounds each of them, is not meant to physically enslave someone, as a conquering army would. No, the purpose of these mythic masks is to get men to willingly become enslaved to the idea the mask represents. Once that has been accomplished, here and now, then it will also be so in the hereafter. After all, that’s the whole point of all religions. To gain slaves. Willing slaves. The unwilling become the sacrificial animals. That’s how it works. The trick then is to find the True Religion, the one that will grant you your freedom, and adopt you, as a son and heir. Masonry is not that one, my fellow slaves.
Yes, I can see you think I’m crazy. First of all, you can’t believe you are a slave, to something, to anything. Secondly, you can’t believe that is the point of all religions. And you surely can’t believe that Masonry is really a religion, let alone the lineal descendant of Mystery Babylon. You can’t make the leap of connecting the dots. So, let me help you. Let me show you the perfect example of the first mask leading directly to the last mask. Let me show you a man who spans all the ages of recorded history, and who is treated as a god today. His name is Sir Isaac Newton.
It’s not a mistake or a coincidence that Sir Isaac Newton, that paragon of empiric study, that giant of scientific inquiry, that discoverer of the Laws of Physics, was known as ‘The Last of the Great Sumerians’. Why? Because Newton was a practicing magician. They called them Alchemists back then.
Newton likely died, demented, from his daily exposure to Mercury. Yes, this man who said, basically, ‘If I can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist’, was busy spending his off-hours, amongst other things, pursuing the magical (as in ‘I can’t see how it works’) transformation of lead into gold. And he used mercury and gnostic incantations as the material and spiritual catalytic agents to achieve this magical transformation. He was likely done in by his physical and spiritual association with The Messenger of the gods. Sweet irony.
How has Newton enslaved anyone? Well, let me ask you this: do you willingly believe the world is strictly mechanical in nature? Materialist in essence? Then you, my friend, are a slave. A mental (and eventually a spiritual) slave, to a deterministic world view that has nudged God out of your daily picture. Welcome to the Gulag, Komrade. Please pass the salt. Watch out for #113721, he’s an informant.
Who called Newton by this Sumerian name? Among others, John Maynard Keynes. You know, that other great magician. That other guy who believed that you could create things ex nihilo. Out of nothing. Just like the God of Abraham, right? Sure. Just like The Fed, the god of today, right? And there you go. The two great powers, once again opposed. One makes men and despises mere money, the other makes money and despises mere men. But both do it out of nothing. At least, in the case of Masons, it’s through nothing of their own. Through Masonic magic. But we’ll get to all that. I promise.
Anyway, it’s all magic. Everything runs on magic. Seriously. You think the universe runs strictly on mechanics? And that these celestial mechanical operations never seem to fail? What, are they still on warranty? And some fix-it guy’s gonna come if something breaks down? Hah! Have you noticed, it never breaks down? Now tell me again, you don’t believe in magic?
Well, I do. It’s the only explanation that works. Somebody has the power, and the only question is, who is it? Jehovah or Harry Potter? Elohim or Newton? Jesus or Albert Pike? Huh? Albert Pike? C’mon, are you that cloistered? The man who wrote Morals and Dogma. The Bible of Freemasonry. General Pike, coincidentally, was the only Confederate General who was pardoned by President Johnson. Why? Because Albert Pike was President Johnson’s superior, down at the Lodge. Scottish Rite, of course. Forget those York Rite idiots, brethren. Until you read and truly understand the Anglish Civil War, that is. That’s when the Yorkie’s gave their payback. Big time.