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33rd degree magazine

The cover of this 1968 magazine, The New Age, published by the Scottish Rite, the world's largest Freemasonry group, clearly demonstrates it's occultic nature. First note the two double headed eagles, each crowned. The Egyptian statue at bottom left represents the male principle (Father God "Osiris") and the one at right the feminine principle (Mother Goddess "Isis")

Albert Pike is buried in the walls of the Temple displayed here.

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La Plata City.

Victor Lorenzo discovered that La Plata had been founded a little over 100 years ago by Dardo Rocha, a highranking Mason. He designed the city according to the dictates of Masonic symbolism and numerology. He installed two diagonal avenues to transect the city, forming a symbolic pyramid. Then he went to Egypt, brought back some mummies and buried them in strategic places to help assure that the city would remain under the demonic control he was helping to manipulate.

The huge Plaza Moreno in front of the central cathedral has four bronze statues of beautiful women, each representing a curse on the city. They had been ordered from a foundry in Paris run by Masons. The only other statue in the plaza is a muscular archer with a drawn bow. The arrow is aimed directly at the cross on top of the cathedral. And the cathedral has no cross! Apparently the evil archer is to be seen as having eliminated Christ crucified (Catholics often use a crucifix instead of an empty cross) from the centre of Christianity in the city.

On a straight line out from the front of the cathedral are the centres of power: the city hall, the provincial capitol, the legislature, the police department, the municipal theatre and others. They are on what would have been 52nd Avenue, but there is no street. Instead there is a tunnel under all those buildings where the Masonic rituals have been, and possibly are yet, held.

The number 6 figures prominently in the city layout, and in the architecture of the public buildings the number 666 appears time and again. Grotesque demonic faces, beautifully painted and gilded, form a prominent part of the decor of many of the buildings. Victor Lorenzo has already discovered much more evidence, and God will show him much more as he continues the spiritual mapping of La Plata.

Warfare Prayer C.Peter Wagner Page 157/8

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Glossary of Masonic terms

Acacia: Any of various chiefly tropical trees of the genus Acacia, having compound leaves and tight clusters of small yellow or white flowers.

Accord: To make to conform or agree; bring into harmony.

Movement forward, i.e., the movement from one degree to the next.

A skilled worker, craftsman. A person adept at designing and constructing, an inventor.

Bourn; Bourne: A boundary, as between properties; limit.

Cable Tow: A compound word of Masonic coinage combining cable (a rope) and tow (a rope for pulling).

Cardinal: Of basic importance.

: To draw a circular line by the compasses; symbolic of the boundary line of Masonic conduct.

Clandestine: Concealed, usually for some secret or illicit purpose. In Freemasonry, illegal, not authorized.

Cleft: Opening made by a crack or crevice; a hollow between two parts.

Contention: Strife or struggle.

A Masonic term which means intruder or one who accidently enters where he is not wanted. This is not to be confused with the word eavesdropper or one who deliberately tries to overhear and see what is not meant for his eyes and ears.

Emulation: The desire to equal or surpass; ambitious rivalry.

Equivocation: The use o equivocal language, e.g., words capable of two interpretations, cryptic, evasive, ambiguous.

Guttural: From the Latin "guttur", the throat.

Inviolate: Kept sacred or unbroken.

Lay or Inlay: The manner or position in which something is situated (lay). To set (a piece of wood, metal, etc.) into a surface to form a design that is usually level with the surface (inlay).

Manual: Relating to the hand, from the Latin "manus", a hand.

: Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain; greedy, venal.

Pectoral: Belonging to the breast; from the Latin "pectus", the breast.

Pedal: Belonging to the feet, from the Latin "pedes", the feet.

Perjured: Having wilfully told a lie while under lawful oath or affirmation; having broken an oath.

Profane: One not initiated into the Fraternity of Craft, a non Mason.

: As used in Worshipful Master, From the Anglo-Saxon, worthship (worthy); honorable or respectable. The term has no religious or sacred implication.

Extract from a Masonic web site 

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Leo Taxil's 'confession'

Freemasonry tries to debunk all links between itself and luciferian doctrine using Leo Taxil's confession.  

It can be read in full by clicking here.  

Without question (as I hope I can shortly prove) it is a last century Masonic attempt to deal with the embarrassment that Masonry experienced when General Albert Pike's letter giving instructions to the 23 supreme councils of the world fell into public hands.

This extract from John Daniel's 'Scarlett and the Beast' volume 2 gives an account of the details behind Albert Pike's letter to the hierarchy of world Freemasonry, and the letter itself..

Pike took fifty years to develop and gradually introduce his Luciferian Rite to a select few within the 33rd Degree Supreme Council at Charleston. He also converted the Masonic hierarchy in London, Berlin, and Rome. During the latter half of his work, however, French atheists began to attack spiritism and symbolism within French Lodges. By 1877 French Freemasonry overtly declared what it had covertly taught since 1840- that there is no god but humanity. English Freemasonry, which demands a belief in deity, immediately broke fellowship with the French Grand Orient.  Pike, as sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry, wanted to heal the rift by presenting his Luciferian Doctrine at the July 14, 1889, Supreme Council convention in Paris, France. Unable to travel due to poor health, he instead explicated the doctrine in a letter to be read on the convention floor. Afterward the letter was published by A. C. De La Rive in LaFemme et t'Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle.   The Freemason, a Masonic periodical in England, noted the reading of the letter in its January 19, 1935, issue. Count de Poncins quotes portions of the letter in Freemasonry and the Vatican. The most comprehensive quote, however, comes to us from Edith Miller in Occult Theocrasy. Following is Albert Pike's 1889 concept of how Lucifer should be presented to high degree Masons, while keeping the lower degree initiates and the general public ignorant:

That which we must say to the crowd is - We worship a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition.

To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General [of the 33rd degree], we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees - The Masonic religion should be, by all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of the Luciferian doctrine.

If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay, the God of the Christians, whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy, and hatred of man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his priests, calumniate him?

Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is also God. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade, no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute can only exist as two Gods: darkness being necessary to light to serve as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake to the locomotive.

In analogical and universal dynamics one can only lean on that which will resist. Thus the universe is balanced by two forces which maintain its equilibrium, the force of attraction and that of repulsion. These two forces exist in physics, philosophy and religion. And the scientific reality of the divine dualism is demonstrated by the phenomena of polarity and by the universal law of sympathies and antipathies. That is why the intelligent disciples of Zoroaster, as well as, after them, the Gnostics, the Manicheans and the Templars have admitted, as the only logical metaphysical conception, the system of the divine principles fighting eternally, and one cannot believe the one inferior in power to the other.

Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophic religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil.

Pages 39/40 'Scarlett and the Beast', vol 2, John Daniel

Twenty years later a man called Gabriel Jogand-Pagès, better known as Léo Taxil suddenly announced at a public meeting in Paris that he had concocted a huge elaborate joke that had fooled everyone and that now, as a consequence of his confession, the above letter could be disregarded.

The record of the confession runs to more than 13,000 words.  

It is recorded in full conversational style so it is clearly not a press release.   For example..

A churchman: "What you are doing right now is abominable, Sir"
Another listener: "For your punishment, a priest will never receive your confession. You are an utmost rascal!"    (Tumult)
Another listener: "All priests in this hall ought to leave at once!"
Abbott Garnier: "No! We must listen the scoundrel to the end!"  (some people in the audience stand up and leave)
M. Léo Taxil "Whether you leave or not doesn't matter. I proceed...." 

Now today - more than a century later - this would be a serious undertaking for any journalist using the most sophisticated typing equipment.  Go back in your mind to the means of writing available in 1897 and then try to imagine these 13,000+ words being recorded in their full moment by moment spontaneity.  Just speak the short sample passage above out loud in the hasty angry tones that are implied and ask someone to write (or even type) the conversation.  You'll soon see what any court of law would see. That the above is a carefully crafted piece of deception.

Even the way it is recorded for public consumption is as an amateur playwright would write. For example..

A voice. "That was a successful prank!"

Another listener. "These freemasons were your accomplices!"

M. Léo Taxil  "You bet!...    "

Only one group of people would benefit from such a carefully crafted deception. Freemasonry.

Despite all its obvious nonsense - such as Albert Pike meeting with the devil at 3pm every Friday at Masonic HQ - it had at the heart of it, the sole purpose, the single minded intent, of debunking Albert Pike's instructions to the 23 supreme councils of the world.

If the Pike letter in question was the ONLY reference by Pike or other Masonic leaders to luciferian doctrine then the ploy may have succeeded.

The truth is that the letter authenticates itself when set against Pike's known beliefs and writings and the beliefs and writings of his high ranking colleagues. Again, an extract from John Daniel's 'Scarlett and the Beast' volume 2..

Thirty-third degree Freemason Albert Pike (1809-1891), the man destined to develop the Luciferian Doctrine for the Masonic hierarchy, could not accept that Lucifer and Satan were the same personality. While teaching his beliefs to a select few in the Supreme Council  Pike became the most powerful Mason in the world. 

Although an obscure general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, he was hardly inconspicuous in Freemasonry. From 1859 until his death in 1891, Pike occupied simultaneously the positions of Grand Master of the Central Directory at Washington, D.C., Grand Commander of the Supreme Council at Charleston, S.C., and Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry. He was an honorary member of almost every Supreme Council in the Albert Pike  world, personally receiving 130 Masonic degrees.

Pike also was one of the most physically and morally repulsive individuals in American history. Weighing well over three hundred pounds, his sexual proclivity was to sit naked astride a phallic throne in the woods, accompanied by a gang of prostitutes. To these orgies he would bring one or more wagonloads of food and liquor, most of which he would consume over a period of two days until he passed into a stupor.

In his adopted state of Arkansas, Pike was well known as a practitioner of Satanism. Portraits in his later years show him wearing a symbol of the Baphomet around his neck. Pike, however, did not believe the Baphomet was Satan. In Morals and Dogma he explains that this symbol was misunderstood by those who were not adepts"; that it was "invented ages before, to conceal what it was [too] dangerous to avow."

Pike, a gifted polyglot who mastered sixteen ancient languages, discovered that the Baphomet was originally a symbol of Lucifer, the hermaphrodite god of pagans. He found in paganism no adversary known as Satan. Satan was mentioned only in, the Bible, and according to Pike, was a fabrication of Christians. "Thus," writes Pike, "the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true and pure philosophic religion is the belief in Lucifer...."

In 1843, while Pike was developing his Luciferian doctrine for Freemasonry, two other Masons were attempting to penetrate the inner shrines of the Fraternity with the doctrine of Satanism. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), the famous American poet, and Moses Holbrook (d. 1844), the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council at Charleston, S.C., had both studied thoroughly the occult sciences. Although they enjoyed discussing with Pike the mysteries of the Cabala, these two Satanists were unable to convert General Pike to the cabalistic view of Satan, which teaches two basic doctrines: (1) the Adversary was once Lucifer; and (2) Satan is a power to be used for either good or evil.

Pike describes the cabalistic view of Satan in his book Morals and Dogma, published in 1871 for the Southern Jurisdiction of Scottish Rite Freemasonry:

The true name of Satan, the Kabalists say, is that of Yahveh [sic] reversed; for Satan is not a black god, but the negation of God. The Devil is the personification of Atheism or Idolatry.

For the Initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force, which presides over the physical generation, under the mythologic and horned form of the God Pan; thence came the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the Light-bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the Legend.

Pike accuses poets of falsifying the nature and role of Lucifer by making him Satan. For example, Longfellow believed Satan was the Fallen Angel, while John Milton in Paradise Lost, made Lucifer the hero of the tale.

In contrast, Pike's writings teach that Lucifer never fell, that he is the light of the world, equal in power to Almighty God, yet less transcendent at the present time. To stress his point, in Morals and Dogma Pike ridicules the book of Revelation for denying Lucifer equality with God: "The Apocalypse is.. .the Apotheosis of that Sublime Faith which aspires to God alone, and despises all the pomps and works of Lucifer....

Pike's scorn is directed toward those who have faith only in the God of the Apocalypse without giving Lucifer due respect. He continues his eulogy to Lucifer in the next sentence: "Strange and mysterious name to give to the spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not! "

Pike believed the pagan doctrine that Lucifer was the beneficent god who taught men science. Warren Weston, in Father of Lies (1930s), confirms that the ancients knew Lucifer as 

Prometheus, the friend of men, who gave them fire, taught them all the crafts, showed them the rich ore and precious stones buried in the earth.... It is for these countless benefactions conferred on humanity that the jealous spirits who claim to be true gods have combined against him and wronged him. He is the brightest angel unjustly cast out of heaven, Lucifer, son of the morning.

Pike was also sarcastic in his denunciation of the early apostles and church fathers, whom he claimed continued the suppression of science. As you read Pike's denunciation, you will sense that the "science" to which he refers is new age doctrine, or, as illustrated in II Chronicles 33:6 - witchcraft:

The dunces who led primitive Christianity astray, by substituting faith for science, reverie for experience, the fantastic for the reality; and the inquisitors who for so many ages waged against Magism [sic] a war of extermination, have succeeded in shrouding in darkness the ancient discoveries of the human mind; so that we now grope in the dark to find again the key of the phenomena of nature.

Pages 37 - 39  'Scarlett and the Beast', vol 2, John Daniel

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Albert Pike wore a large symbol of baphomet around his neck  Indeed it appears on much 33rd degree notepaper in slightly modified form. (See below)

Compare top satanist Aleister Crowley's bahphomet X symbol on left with the symbol on much of 33rd degree notepaper on right.


This is the 'god' that this symbol represents!

Thirty third degree Mason Manley P. Hall amplifies the luciferian doctrine on page 48 of his book  'The Lost keys of Freemasonry' when he says

“When the Mason learns that the key to the warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has learned the mystery of his craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and before he may step onwards and upwards he must prove his ability to properly apply (this) energy.”

Domenico Margiotta  33rd degree Mason has written

"Palladism is necessarily a luciferian rite. Its religion is Manichaean neo-gnostism, teaching that the divinity is dual and that lucifer is equal of Adonay, with lucifer the God of Light and Goodness struggling for humanity against Adonay the God of darkness and Evil.. Albert Pike had only specified and unveiled the dogmas of the high grades of all other masonries, for in no matter what rite, The Great architect of the Universe is not the God worshipped by Christians"

Extract from 'Masonry - beyond the light' Wm.Schnoebelen former 32nd degree Mason

Famous witches and satanists have understood the 'power' behind Freemasonry's throne..

Arthur Edward Waite—occult writer and Masonic historian

Dr. Wynn Westcott—member of the Societas Rosicruciana in  Anglia and founding member of the occult Order of the Golden Dawn.

S. L. MacGregor Mathers—co-founder of the Golden Dawn,

Aleister Crowley—master satanist of this century and founder of the anti-christ religion of Thelema.

Dr. Gerard Encaussé—(Papus) masterful author, teacher of the Tarot and leader of the occult Martinistes society.

Dr. Theodore Reuss—head of the O.T.O., a German occult/satanic society which made Crowley its head for the British Isles.

George Pickingill—the master warlock (male witch) of 19th century England, leader of the "Pickingill covens."

Annie Besant—leader of the occult Theosophical society and Co-Masonic hierarch. (Yes, there are female Masons!)

Alice Bailey—founder of the New Age organization, Lucis (formerly Lucifer) Trust

Bishop C. W. Leadbetter—Theosophist, mentor to the failed New Age "Christ", Krishnamurti, and prelate in the occult Liberal Catholic Church.

Manly P. Hall—Rosicrucian adept, author, founder of the Philosophical Research Society

Gerald B. Gardner—founder of the modem Wiccan (white Witchcraft) revival.

Alex Sanders—self-styled "King of the Witches" in London and one of the most influential leaders of Wicca after Gardner.

Extract from 'Masonry -beyond the light'  by Wm.Schnoebelen. ( a former 32nd degree mason)

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Masonic funerals
Masons could even be given Masonic funerals, elaborate ones, but in 1962 Grand Lodge decreed that 'the final obsequies of any human being, Mason or not, are 'complete in themselves' and do not call for any Masonic prayers at the religious services or graveside. 

This ban came after incidents such as that engulfing the Bishop of Southwark, Mervyn Stockwood, in 1959. 

The relatives of a Mason had asked to hold a Masonic funeral in a local church.

"I carefully studied the proposed service and I found that the words 'Jesus Christ' were omitted from the prayers and the word 'Architect' substituted. Worse still, the cross was to be removed from the altar and an additional non-Christian ceremony was to take place at the graveside. I informed the vicar that while people must be free to bury their dead in their own way, I thought that in this case it would be better for the service to take place in a Masonic Temple. A Bishop when he is concecrated promises to banish strange doctrines; therefore I could not allow the doctrine of the divinity of Christ to be treated as peripheral. Moreover every church was dedicated in the Name of the Holy Trinity and not in the name of the 'Architect'  This line I took stirred up a hornet's nest. I was warned that I had offended important people and that diocese would suffer financially. It may have done so"

'Inside the brotherhood' Martin Short

George Washington's funeral in 1799 was conducted according to Masonic rites. The coffin had been draped with a Masonic apron given by a brother revolutionary and Mason, the Marquis de Layfayette, and the many Masons present each cast a sprig of acacia to symbolise both Osiris' resurrection and Washington's own imminent resurrection in the realm where Osiris presides.

'Inside the brotherhood' Martin Short

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Masonic baptisms

These may or may not still take place. They certainly have taken place and there is a book written by Albert Pike on sale from Kessingers which details the rituals. Kessingers describe the book as follows..

Masonic Baptism: Reception of a Louveteau and Adoption
The ceremony of Masonic Baptism has always been used in the Scottish
Order. The ceremony secures to a child of either sex the protection and
assistance of the Lodge or other body performing the ceremony. Includes
an overview of initiatic baptism, duties and qualifications, and the
actual ritual. Although the ritual is intended for children, adults will
be inspired by the sublime ritual and unique Scottish Rite philosophy.
210 pages
ISBN 1-56459-348-7

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Masonic ladies

Powers of darkness are always after spiritual control of the men, as the men are the spiritual 'heads' of the family unit, hence the Orange order, the Buffaloes etc, but there is always lip service paid to the ladies who wish to be involved, and so there are some Masonic lodges in existence for ladies. Kessingers advertise Pike's book on women's Masonic lodges as follows..

Masonry of Adoption: (Masonic Rituals for Women)
This wonderful book includes both the complete, verbatim, rituals and
secret work of a little-known Masonic work written by Albert Pike and
anonymously published by him especially for women. Degrees: Adoptive
Apprentice; Companion, and Mistress. This books fills an essential void
of real Masonic Initiation and Rituals for women.
244 pages
ISBN 1-56459-286-3

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Masonic handshakes
The handshakes are made by applying pressure with the right thumb to the other's knuckle

Entered Apprentice 

by applying pressure with the right thumb on to fore-finger

Fellow Craft

by applying pressure with the right thumb on the second knuckle

Master Mason

by applying pressure with the right thumb between knuckles of middle and third finger

Royalty and Freemasonry have long been linked together. 

The Queen is the Grand Patroness of English Freemasonry.

Prince Phillip joined and attended once to keep the tradition but went no further than that. 

My understanding is that - while it is tradition for all male members of the Royal family to join Freemasonry - only Prince Charles has refused.



The Blue degrees (1-3) are governed by the Grand Lodge of which the Duke of Kent (left) is Grand Master.

He was initiated into Masonry in 1964. His father had been Grand Master between 1039 and 1942. 

The Duke was installed at the greatest Masonic spectacular of all time - the 250th anniversary celebrations at the Albert Hall in June 1967 when Masons from all over the world attended in full regalia and Arab Mason walked with Israeli Mason only ten days after the Six Day War. 

- Page 212, The Brotherhood by Stephen Knight

Little Masons 

Ballater and District Pipe Band lead the Little Masons through the Deeside village

Around 70 youngsters in Ballater continue a 150 year old tradition by taking part in an annual march through the Deeside (England) village of Ballater. Ballater 'Little Masons' are local boys whose ages range from 3 to 12 walk from the Montaltrie Hotel to Craigen-darroch House in an event which has taken place since 1844. Although it was originally organised and run by the Freemasons the march is now run by local volunteers and is believed to be the only one of its kind. The organisers say that the association with the Masons may have led to a downturn in numbers but hoped that more youngsters would join to maintain the tradition.

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Secret alphabet
Freemasonry has its own secret alphabet based on a simple noughts and crosses formula as seen here on the third-degree tracing board. 


(Hiram Abiff)

T C 3000
Tubal Cain 3000 (Anno Lucis)


Above the skull and crossbones are two Semitic letters with the Masonic language below.

This is the alphabet

Taken from 'Freemasonry: The secret Language, by Steve Worral-Clare

Tyler's Staff

This Masonic staff used by the Tyler's for knocking on the temple door during ritual has a serpent winding its way from bottom to top with Masonic symbols placed within the coils..


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