Picking up from the last entry, one does not have to look far to see that horrific murder (and other crimes) are well associated with Freemasonry. Former Freemason Charles Finney, who went on to be an illustrious Presbyterian leader of the Second Great Awakening, had a great deal to say about his experiences in his work, Why I Left Freemasonry. Under his heading entitled “Features of an Anti-Christ,” Finney remarks: “Freemasonry knows no mercy, and swears its candidates to avenge violations of Masonic obligations unto death,” and, “The penalties of these oaths are barbarous, even savage.”[i] Under his heading “Some Fair Conclusions,” Finney lists five disturbing reasons the Christian Church must sever all ties from Freemasonry. The fifth item thereof is mind-boggling:
Fifth, can a man who has taken, and still adheres to, the oath of the Royal Arch Mason be trusted to public office [such as a president or politician]? He swears to espouse the cause of a companion of this Degree when involved in any difficulty, so far as to extricate him, whether he be right or wrong. He swears to conceal his crimes, MURDER AND TREASON NOT EXCEPTED [caps in original]. Is such a man bound by such an oath to be trusted with office? Ought he to be accepted as a witness or juror when another Freemason is a party in the case? Ought he to be trusted with the office of Judge, or Justice of the Peace, or as a Sheriff, Constable, Marshal or any other office?…
Is any man who is under a most solemn oath to kill all who violate any part of Masonic oaths, a fit person to be at large among men?[ii]
Perhaps some have heard of the strange disappearance of Captain William Morgan in 1826. Supposedly, Morgan was abducted by Freemasons and murdered after he threatened to expose their secrets in a book he had written. He had been arrested and taken to jail for failure to pay a debt, and was subsequently released when a group of men came to his “rescue.” Immediately after he left the jailhouse, he was forced into a nearby carriage and was never seen alive again. It has been presumed he was murdered.
The account follows a complicated trail, and unfortunately, the story has been told with numerous variations depicting Morgan either as an innocent saint or disloyal buffoon, depending on the speaker. If the tale is divulged from the lips of a Freemason, Morgan was a drunken gambler and traitor, and after he was “escorted” to the carriage, he was thereafter given money in exchange for his own disappearance. Brotherhood members have throughout the years repeatedly come forward to admit that “misguided” members of the secret Order were definitely guilty of abducting Morgan (the trial evidence agrees), but that he agreed to make himself scarce in trade for the money and thereafter went on to live a peaceful life in Canada. However, there appear to be many plot-holes in this ending:
- First, numerous eyewitnesses (including bystanders and unbiased staff of the jailhouse) testified in the trial after Morgan’s disappearance that he was forced into the carriage, all the while crying, “Murder! Murder!”
- Second, it is a fact that after the abduction—whether he went willingly or was abducted by force—Morgan was taken to Fort Niagra on the Canadian shoreline and confined there. When an unidentified body washed up near that shore and was taken to Morgan’s wife for identification, she didn’t hesitate to confirm that the body was that of her husband.
- Third, the Freemason publications that asserted Morgan had been seen in foreign parts of the world appointed in dignified offices were largely dismissed as false rumors, as they were written without consideration of his middle age, lack of foreign language skills, and lack of education (education that would have been needed in order for him to have been appointed as a dignified official anywhere, including in his native land, let alone in a foreign country where years of expensive training would have been needed to establish him in such positions as they claimed).
- Fourth, all who came forward with the claim that they had seen and/or spoken to Morgan after his disappearance either belonged to the fraternity, or were well enough associated with the fraternity to give a biased testimony (whether that as a favor or from intimidation).
- Fifth, if the “gone to Canada” story Freemasons so staunchly adhere to is true, what purpose would that ultimately achieve, anyway? The book was already at the publishers, and Morgan’s Illustrations of Freemasonry did, in fact, get published following his disappearance. The damage from the leak had already been dealt, and there was no “silencing” anyone by convincing them to leave the country, so that would have been a pointless way for the Brotherhood to clean up the mess Morgan made. An act of revenge upon the Freemasonic tattle-tale is the only logical reasoning behind this.
In the convoluted aftermath of the abduction, Dr. J. W. S. Mitchell, writer of the History of Free-masonry, and Masonic Digest, reflected the raging sentiment of the public when he wrote, “That William Morgan was murdered, we sincerely believe, and that one or more masons were concerned, and participated in the hellish deed, we have no reason to doubt.”[iii]
But the tale of Captain William Morgan, and the assertions by former Freemason Charles Finney, are only but two examples in a very, very long line of conspiracies attached to the Freemason’s oaths. Countless other testimonies have referred to blood oaths of horrific repercussion, including throats being slit, eyeballs pierced, tongues torn out, feet flayed, bodies hacked into pieces, and so on, if a Freemason were to give up the wrong information.
But back to our reflection upon the modern-day rituals…
Once the oath of secrecy has been taken aloud during the candidate’s ceremony, a reenactment of Hiram Abiff’s death is carried out from beginning to end, including the ritualized mock-blows of the apprentices to the candidate/initiate. At this, the initiate dramatizes falling down dead. Two among the brotherhood stage an attempt to resurrect the body, but the efforts are unsuccessful. A third fellow succeeds in the mock-resurrection, and the initiate is “reborn” (reincarnated or resurrected Rosicrucian-style) into the role of Master Mason.
For the initiate, this dramatization is an honor of the highest measure, as it represents allegiance to the bond of brotherhood and the integrity of a promise kept. Those who have gone on to describe the importance of the ritual to the outside have said the act represents the Masons’ need to mature in the natural world, whilst ensuring their spiritual maturity in preparation for the next life.
However, once Freemasonic symbolism (on display unabashedly throughout our nation’s capital) is taken into consideration and paired with the character of Abiff, the true meaning of this ritual stands out as far more sinister than mere celebration of integrity. (I tend to prize common sense a little too often for the word “integrity” to be associated with any ritual promising an unworthy candidate’s future disembowelment, as Monteith highlighted, but as this piece is written to provide information to the readers and not to share personal opinions, I will end that thread here.) Might Abiff represent someone or something other than the hero-builder of Solomon’s day?
To answer this, we need to take a closer look at the Egyptian god Osiris: the highly praised judge of Rosicrucianists. As I explained so recently in Unearthing the Lost World of the Cloudeaters:
Osiris was the rebirth and regeneration god of Egypt who married his sister, Isis. Osiris’ brother, Set (or “Seth”), wished to overthrow the throne for himself. He and seventy-two fellow conspirators (note this number, as it is important numerology we will discuss later) tricked Osiris into climbing inside a golden chest. Once inside, Set nailed the chest closed and had it thrown into the Nile River where it floated down the current and snagged in…an acacia tree, which was holding up the roof of a Phoenician coast palace in Byblos. Isis was heartbroken over the loss and searched the Nile for her husband. When she found him, he was drowned, but she took his body back home to care for it. Seth waited for Isis to momentarily leave the body, abducted his brother’s remains a second time, chopped it into fourteen pieces, and threw those, also, into the Nile. Again Isis fled to the Nile in search of her husband’s pieces, and found thirteen. The missing body part was, as you have probably guessed, his male reproductive organ. According to the myth, the organ had been swallowed by a medjed (also known as the “elephantfish” for its elephant trunk-like mouth)—a fish worshiped at Oxyrhynchus in ancient Egyptian religions.… Using a golden obelisk for the reproductive organ, Isis pieced Osiris back together and performed a ritual to impregnate herself. The son born of this unholy union was Horus—a reincarnation of the literal Osiris, whom she’d lost. Essentially, then, through the posthumous sex-magic ritual performed between Isis and the dead body of her husband, she is now mother to her own husband through Horus—the tutelary guardian god of the sky who watches over the world through the “eye of Horus.”[iv]
Apart from the fact that there are obvious parallels between the tales of Osiris and Hiram Abiff (both were victims of a violent murder by “brothers”; both burials involving references to an acacia tree; both deaths involve the loss of something grievously important [phallus; secret word or building plans]; both were eventually reborn [resurrected/reincarnated]; and several others depending on the versions told), many respected experts of Freemasonry (including respected Freemason authorities) have bluntly linked Osiris and Abiff.
Azariah T. C. Pierson wrote in Traditions of Freemasonry, “The legend and traditions of ‘Hiram Abif’…form the consummation of the connecting links between Freemasonry and the Ancient Mysteries.”[v] Later in the same work, Pierson said, “We readily recognize in Hiram Abif the Osiris of the Egyptians.”[vi] Thirty-third-Degree Freemason and author Daniel Sickels of The Freemason’s Guide came to the same conclusion, referring to the rite as “thoroughly Egyptian.”[vii] He goes on to say, “Osiris and the Tyrian Architect [which is Hiram Abiff, said in some associations to have been the king of Tyre] are one and the same.… In Egyptian Freemasonry, Osiris was the type of Beauty, Goodness, Order, and Truth. So, in the Temple-myth, the Tyrian [Abiff] is the symbol of Beauty and Order, and of that Creative Art which is ever ready to size the Ideal, and incarnate it in material forms.”[viii] Albert Mackey, in The Lexicon of Freemasonry, attested that the legend of Abiff was also “thoroughly Egyptian, and is closely allied to the Supreme Rite of the Isianic Mysteries”[ix] (the “Supreme Rite” being the highest degree; the “Isianic Mysteries” was Mackey’s reference to the mystery religion of Osiris and Isis). It appears clear then, through both obvious parallels as well as by Freemasonic admission and expertise, that the ritual of Hiram Abiff is none other than the ritualistic reenactment of Osiris and his sister/wife, Isis.
So what of it? Why do we care that the Freemasons are commemorating an ancient Egyptian god through the pseudo-hero Abiff? In the light of all they could be doing (Hellfire Club mock human sacrifices, charred bones in Franklin’s basement, and disappearing captains come to mind…) why do we fear such playacting? There are all kinds of religions and clubs out there that participate in odd events. What is it about this one in particular that we find so concerning?
It all travels back to that ancient Rosae Crucis, Rosicrucian, Masonic/Freemasonic, agenda.
The Devil’s “Magnetic” Link
By now, almost everyone in the country has seen the aerial shots of the pentagram in Washington, DC. As tools like Google Earth have provided instantaneous access to anyone on the globe wishing to see it for themselves, nobody can say it doesn’t exist. Many choose to say it was a fluke accident, but that theory falls flat when the pentagram design is compared to all the other pagan images and monuments in and around it. Their claim might be that the design doesn’t form a true pentagram since Rhode Island Avenue doesn’t connect entirely to the rest of the shape as the classic symbol would. Several times, Freemasons have used this reasoning to point to the “accidental” architecture with comments such as, “Oh please! It’s not even a true pentagram!”
However, that is easily explained by Manly P. Hall in The Secret Teachings of All Ages, and it, too, is intentional. Immediately under his heading “THE PENTAGRAM,” Hall sheds some light on what the pentagram actually means, and why it frequently appears in black magic without a complete connection:
In symbolism, an inverted figure [like the upside-down star] always signifies a perverted power. The average person does not even suspect the occult properties of emblematic pentacles. On this subject the great Paracelsus has written: “No doubt many will scoff at the seals, their characters and their uses, which are described in these books, because it seems incredible to them that metals and characters which are dead [such as monuments, domes, seals, dollar bills, statues, architectural design of a city, and any other inanimate object] should have any power and effect. Yet no one has ever proved that the metals and also the characters as we know them are dead, for the salts, sulphur, and quintessences of metals are the highest preservatives of human life and are far superior to all other simples.”[x]
This proves to us today that, even if the mainstream public does not believe inanimate objects have power—if we don’t buy into that “life power” of “salts, sulpher, and quintessences of metals”— there are those who do believe in their living power and plan to see it carried into the fruition of its intended design. Such an undertaking in a major city would need to be completed by men of power. Who do we think of when we consider the most powerful men in the world? Perhaps the elected leaders of the most powerful country in the world who belong to equally powerful secret fraternities?
The black magician cannot use the symbols of white magic without bringing down upon himself the forces of white magic, which would be fatal to his schemes. He must therefore distort [or turn upside down, in the case of the pentagram] the hierograms so that they typify the occult fact that he himself is distorting the principles for which the symbols stand. Black magic is not a fundamental art; it is the misuse of an art. Therefore it has no symbols of its own. It merely takes the emblematic figures of white magic, and by inverting and reversing them signifies that it is left-handed.[xi]
When viewing the map of the beloved Washington, DC, pentagram, the lowermost point of the inverted star begins at the back of the Oval Office and stretches out to a precise and perfectly executed design, except for the Rhode Island Avenue disconnect…which, as stated, was intentional. This would position the marker of the symbol to point straight at the home of our presidents, the first of which was Freemason George Washington.
A good instance of this practice is found in the pentagram, or five-pointed star, made of five connected lines. This figure is the time-honored symbol of the magical arts, and signifies the five properties of the Great Magical Agent, the five senses of man, the five elements of nature, the five extremities of the human body. By means of the pentagram within his own soul, man not only may master and govern all creatures inferior to himself, but may demand consideration at the hands of those superior to himself.
The pentagram is used extensively in black magic, but when so used its form always differs in one of three ways: The star may be broken at one point by not permitting the converging lines to touch; it may be inverted by having one point down and two up; or it may be distorted by having the points of varying lengths. When used in black magic, the pentagram is called the “sign of the cloven hoof,” or the footprint of the Devil. The star with two points upward is also called the “Goat of Mendes,” because the inverted star is the same shape as a goat’s head [or Baphomet].[xii]
This “Great Magical Agent” encapsulating the “five elements of nature” Hall referred to is recognized by several other names, most notably of which is the “Grand Telesma,” thus coined by Hermes Trismegistus of the sacred Hermetic Corpus texts addressed earlier. Additional (and quite telling) information on this subject comes from renowned scholarly mystic Arthur Edward Waite.
Waite was a Freemason anda member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, as well as the founder of the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross established in 1915. He wrote several acclaimed books, including The Real History of the Rosicrucians, and was the cocreator of the Rider-Waite Tarot deck (the most popular Tarot deck in use within English-speaking countries today). In his book, The Mysteries of Magic, we read under article “IV.—The Great Magic Agent, or The Mysteries of the Astral Light” in the “Doctrines of Occult Force” section:
There exists a force in Nature which is far more powerful than steam, by means of which a single man, who can master it and knows how to direct it, might throw the world into confusion and transform its face. It is diffused through infinity; it is the substance of heaven and earth, for it is either fixed or volatile according to its degrees of polarization. It was termed by Hermes Trismegistus the Grand Telesma.… It is substance and motion at one and the same time; it is a fluid and a perpetual vibration. The inherent force by which it is put into activity is called magnetism.… [A telling moment for sure… Magnetism is the drawing force of one object to another. Consider, then, what these occult builders might be interested in “drawing toward” Washington, DC…] The will of intelligent beings acts directly on this light, and, by means thereof, upon all nature, which is made subject to the modifications of intelligence.[xiii]
Let’s stop and take a look at the enormous implications of that last sentence: We humans, the “intelligent beings,” Waite says, when imposing our “will” upon “all nature” through the Grand Telesma or Astral Light, can manipulate the very laws of nature (thus creating a supernatural effect). In case it may be assumed that I have misinterpreted or misquoted this fantastical line of thought, on page 73 of this same work, Waite says, “The Great Magic Agent has…properties, [which, when] directed by the will of man, can modify all phases of Nature.”[xiv] Perhaps put even more simply and adjusting this reflection to Freemasonic agenda: According to master occultists, humans can control the forces of nature and therefore impose their will upon others existing within it (in this case, American citizens) through the power of the Great Magical Agent/Grand Telesma—the symbol of which, according to these same occult masters, is the pentagram. The “inherent force” behind the pentagram, as Waite explained, is “magnetism,” which serves to pull or draw something toward something else.
He goes on to explain that although the chemistry side of these forces had not yet been mastered (at the time of his writing), there would be a day when “the coming synthesis of chemistry will probably lead our physicists to a knowledge of the universal agent, and then what will hinder them from determining the strength, number, and direction of its magnets? A complete revolution of science will follow, and we shall return to the transcendent magic of the Chaldeans [Babylonians].”[xv] And I would add: What would hinder them from determining Washington, DC, as the location of the magnetic pull?
But of course, to direct the forces of the Great Magical Agent to their proper location, one would need to place a design over the receiving end to establish occult connection. What better design to choose than the “time-honored [pentagram] symbol” Hall spoke of, which “signifies the five properties of the Great Magical Agent”? But wait… We already have that very symbol, stationed in Washington, DC, as a receptacle. And it’s left open on Rhode Island Avenue, just as Hall discussed, for the “footprint of the Devil.” In the next entry we will unveil how deep state occultists in Washington today are calling on The Great Magical Agent For Isis Impregnation…
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[ii] Ibid.; italics added, all-caps original.
[iii] Dr. J. W. S. Mitchell, History of Free-masonry, and Masonic Digest, as quoted by: A. P. Bentley, History of the Abduction of William Morgan, and the Anti-Masonic Excitement of 1826–30 (Van Cise & Throop: Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, 1874), 26.
[iv] Thomas Horn and Steve Quayle, Unearthing the Lost World of the Cloudeaters (Defender Publishing: Crane, MO, 2017), 437–438.
[v] Azariah T. C. Pierson, Traditions of Freemasonry and Its Coincidences with the Ancient Mysteries (Masonic Publishing Company: University of California Press, 1870), 159.
[vi] Ibid., 240.
[vii] Daniel Sickels, The General Ahiman Rezon and the Freemason’s Guide (Masonic Publishing Company: New York, NY, 1871), 195.
[viii] Ibid., 196.
[ix] Albert Mackey and Donald Campbell, A Lexicon of Freemasonry (C. Griffin, third edition, 1867), 195.
[x] Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages, locations 6391–6408; emphasis added.
[xii] Ibid.; emphasis added.
[xiii] Arthur Edward Waite, The Mysteries of Magic (Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.: London, 1897), 68–69; emphasis added.
[xiv] Ibid., 73.