Based upon research by Willie Martin
Table of Contents
Symbols of Masonry
Out of Chaos, Order
Masonry Ties Bush's New World Order To All-Seeing Eye
A New World Order"
General Tenor of the Papal Condemnations
Benedict XIV and Pius
Pius VIII and Gregory XVI
Universality of Papal Condemnations
Authority of the Papal Decisions
Freemasonry Explained -- Part 1
Freemasonry Explained -- Part 2
Symbols of Masonry
Jesus, the only Savior of the world, was right when He foretold John: "the great dragon was cast out, that old Serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceived the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
John " . . . saw a beast (government) rise . . . and the dragon (Satan) gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority."
Since we now know who the real god of Masonry is, let's look at some of the Masonic symbols and see how these symbols actually represent their god. Arthur Waite states: "The grand and universal symbols which are characteristic and Emblematic of Freemasonry are the Pentalpha or Pentagram, the Hexangular Seal of Solomon, called otherwise Shield of David, the All-Seeing Eye, the Point within a Circle, the Cubic Stone, the Sun and Moon. The particular symbols . . . are the rough and perfect Ashlar, and of course the Working Tools. There is finally the Blazing Star."formed by interlacing five A's was also in similar use. To summon demonic help, the pentagram was fashioned: a five-pointed geometric figure."
Let's look at a few of these symbols in more detail. The pentalpha or Pentagram is a five-pointed star. It is used in all kinds of magic rituals. Sybil Leek, a well-known witch, declares that the "Pentagram has always been used in ritual magic and in the witchcraft rites of healing."
An expert explains: "The pentacle (pentagram), the five-pointed figure, contained mystic symbols, used especially in divination and the conjuration of spirits. The pentalpha, a design
International Imports produces an occult catalog: This company sells altar covers with pentagrams on them, a "circled pentagram for white magic occult work; inverted pentagram for black magic rituals."
The "inverted pentagram" is the five-pointed star with one point down. Elsewhere this catalog advertises occult jewelry with a pentagram. It adds that "the pentagram is the most powerful of all Occultic talismans . . . It is alleged that it is more powerful than the Cross . . . " We are told that the inverted pentagram is "a sign for evil."
Texe Marrs informs us: "Celtic priests called it (the pentagram) the witch's foot. In the Middle Ages it became known in Britain and elsewhere in Europe as the goblin's cross, devil's sign, and the wizard's star. Among the druids of Great Britain, it was the blasphemous sign of the Godhead."
Manly P. Hall, an occultist, points out that 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 line 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 length. 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. When the upright star turns and the upper point falls to the bottom, it signifies the fall of the morning star." As stated, the pentagram can be drawn with one point down or two points down. Witches, Satanists and Masons all use this symbol!
Satanists the world over use the pentagram with one point down, and witches use the pentagram with two points down. Gary Jennings, in his book, "Black Magic, White Magic," reveals that: "the most powerful and respected of all magical symbols was the pentagram, the figure of five sides and five angles . . . The belief was that if this figure were drawn with a single angle . . . pointing down, the sign represented Satan and thus was used for invoking evil spirits."
Max Wood states: "If you are a member of the Satanist Church, you wear one (a Pentagram). With this in mind, I was intrigued when I discovered that the Eastern Star (a Masonic organization composed of third degree Masons and women relatives of third degree Masons) uses the Pentagram with the one point down, the same symbol that the Satanists use! The Mystic Shrine (another Masonic group composed only of Masons who have advanced to the 32nd degree) also uses a Pentagram with one point down as its symbol. C.J.S. Thompson, in The Mysteries and Secrets of Magic, mentions that in India the pentacle 'is the symbol of Siva and Brahman' and Siva (or Shiva) is another name for Satan, so the pentacle (or Pentagram) is one of Satan's symbols. It's no wonder then that Satanists use it."
Dick Sutphen, an openly confessed New Ager, uses the pentacle in his magical rituals. He confirms that the "pentacle (or Pentagram) holds an important place in ritual magic." and that the, " . . . history of man is the history of magic, and it has been practiced from earliest times through Druidism, the Magi, the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans, Jews, Knights Templar (a Masonic organ), Order of the Golden Dawn and in various organizations right up to the present."
Sutphen lists many groups that are adept in magic. I find it quite fascinating that the Masons claim the same sources for their knowledge of Masonry. Hutchinson acknowledges that "our mode of teaching the principles of our profession (Masonry) is derived from the Druids . . . (and) our chief emblems originally (came) from Egypt . . . select men who had the "light of understanding and truth" were, " . . . under the denomination of Magi among the Persians; wise man, soothsayers and astrologers, among the Chaldeans; philosophers amoung the Greeks and Romans; Brahmins among the Indians; Druids and Bards among the Britons . . . "
Hutchinson also brags "that we (Masonry) retain more of the ceremonials and doctrines of the Druids than is to be found in the whole world besides . . . " The Druids were occult priests who worshiped many gods, practiced astrology, and offered human sacrifices. So, by Masonic testimony, Masonry is founded on the principles of magic and occultism! It should be plain, then, that Masonry is an occult Religion and is not at all compatible with Biblical Christianity!
Another Masonic symbol is the all-seeing eye. We are assured that this represents the all-seeing eye of God, but this, too, is a symbol that has a deeper meaning than what is normally revealed. Pike, the 33rd degree Mason who boasted that "Lucifer is God", explains in his book: "Masonry, like all the religions, all the Mysteries, Hermeticism and Alchemy, conceals its secrets from all except the Adepts and Sages or the Elect, and uses false explanations and misinterpretations of its symbols to mislead those who deserve only to be misled, to conceal the Truth, which it calls Light, from them, and to draw them away from it."
Nonetheless, if one does enough research, it is possible to find out who the all-seeing eye really represents. International Imports mentions that the all-seeing eye is the third eye of clairvoyance. Clairvoyance is a form of divination and the Bible specifically warns us not to practice any form of divination. J. Edward Decker, Jr. reports that "The 'All-Seeing Eye' is a Masonic representation of Osiris." Osiris is the Egyptian god of the dead (and of the underworld) and part of the "Masonic trinity" to whom Masons pay honor.
The Blazing Star is related to the Pentagram. Waite reports: "The Blazing Star is a Masonic variant of the Pentagram." Pike reveals that the "Blazing Star in our lodges . . . has been regarded as an emblem of Omniscience, or the All-Seeing Eye, which to the Ancients was the sun."
The Blazing Star is also claimed to be "an emblem of the Sacred Name of God and thus of God Himself . . . " What is the name of this God? Pike remarks that this symbol was "the emblem of Osiris, the Creator" He reiterates that Osiris' " . . . power was symbolized by an Eye over a Scepter. The Sun was termed by the Greeks the Eye of Jupiter, and the Eye of the World; and his is the All-Seeing Eye in our lodges." It is quite clear, then, that the All-Seeing Eye in the Masonic Lodges is actually a symbol of Satan! In addition, we are told that this All-Seeing Eye can represent Shiva, a synonym for Satan, so either way Satan is being represented in the Lodge by the symbol of the All-Seeing Eye! The Hexagram (also called the Shield of David, Star of David, Crest of Solomon, and Hexangular Seal of Solomon), is another symbol used by Masons, Witches and Magicians. Jennings indicates that the hexagram, although used now as a symbol of the Jewish religion, was used long before Judaism. He notes that the sing was used as a, " . . . stand-by for magicians and alchemists. The sorcerers believed it represented the footprint of a special kind of demon called a trud, and used it in ceremonies both to call up demons and to keep them away."
Spellbound, a book written by Jack Chick, points out: " . . . in witchcraft this (the hexagram) is the most evil sign in the occult world. It must be present to call a demon forth during a ceremonial rite. The word hex, meaning to place a curse on someone, comes from this emblem."
Waite confesses that the hexagram is the sign of the Grand Architect. Those entering Masonry are taught that the Grand Architect represents God, but you must remember that the Masonic god is actually Lucifer! The hexagram, therefore, is another symbol of Lucifer (Satan).
Masonry also uses the sun symbol. The symbol for the sun is usually represented as a circle, signifying Deity. Jennings, expounding on Magical Symbols, informs us that the, " . . . oldest diagram in use was the simple circle, the shape of the all-powerful sun . . . and the all-seeing eye's iris. The idea of eternity was often symbolized by a Serpent coiled into a perfect circle, biting its own tail."
We can see that the sun represents the Masonic Deity, who is often presented as a serpent coiled into a circle. On one hand-painted picture of a Masonic apron can be seen numerous Masonic symbols, among them the serpent coiled into a circle, biting its tail.
The serpent, of course, represents Satan and is symbolical of the sun! Osiris is also considered to symbolize the sun. Section 2 listed numerous names by which Osiris is known in different nations. One of these names is Sabazius, who is represented with horns and his emblem is a serpent. He is also considered to be a solar deity (a sun god). With this in mind, it is no surprise to discover that Masonry uses the sun as one of its symbols. It is also amazing to observe the name that the New Agers give to the sun. In the movie, 2010, by Arthur Clarke: " . . . a new sun suddenly appears radiantly in the sky, bringing peace to earth . . . "
Clarke reveals in his book of the same title just who this mysterious and peaceful force appearing as the "sun" is: Its name is Lucifer.
Hutchinson indicates that the "God of Nature (is) symbolized by the sun." Pan (Satan) is the god of nature (in mythology), so the sun symbolizes Satan! Hutchinson also maintains, "We have retained the Egyptian symbols of the sun and moon . . . and thereby, we signify, that we are the children of light..."
Elsewhere he adds: " . . . we wear the figures of the sun and moon; thence implying that we . . . as true Masons, stand redeemed from darkness, and are become the sons of light . . . " Remember, the word "Lucifer" means "Light Bearer," so Masons are the "children of light" or, actually, the "children of Lucifer."
Another Masonic writer, Foster Bailey, says: "Stage by stage they (the Masters of Wisdom) assist at the unfolding of the consciousness of the candidate until the time comes when he can 'enter into light,' and, in his turn become a Light Bearer, one of the Illuminati, who can assist the Lodge on High in bringing humanity to light."
The "Masters of Wisdom" are spirit guides (actually demons) who are supposedly directing the way to a One World Order and the Illuminati is an organization that was founded on May 1, 1776, by Adam Weishaupt. The name "Illuminati" is derived from Lucifer.
The Illuminati was dedicated to a "New World Order" or a "One World Government" the exact goal of the New Agers today. The Illuminati plays a part in Masonry too, for in the listing of "Masonic Chronology" in Waite's book, is this notation:
"1776, Foundation of the Illuminati of Bavaria, by Adam Weishaupt, on May 1." This date (May 1, 1776), is represented on every dollar bill! If you look at the back of a one dollar bill you will find on the left-hand side, "MDCCLXXVI" which is 1776, and the words "NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM" which means "New World Order!"
Des Griffin explains: "This insignia was adopted by Weishaupt at the time he founded the Order of the Illuminati on May 1, 1776. It is that event that is memorialized by the 'MDCCLXXVI' at the base of the pyramid, and not the date of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, as the uninformed have supposed. It should be noted that this insignia acquired Masonic significance only after the merger of that Order with the Order of the Illuminati . . . " That merger occurred in 1782.
Out of Chaos, Order
On the Obverse of the Great Seal, the Square & Compasses identify five points: the tip of the Right wing, the tip of the Left wing, the Arrows held by the left talons, the Tail feathers, and the Olive branch held by the right talons. Reading clockwise these letters spell "RLATO".
'MASON' and 'ARLTO' appear to constitute incomplete names of the fraternity of Freemasons and geographic locations of Masonic significance. If we add the four letters, 'FREE' to 'MASON' we get ,FREEMASON' and by adding four letters: 'ING' and 'N' to 'ARLTO' we get 'ARLINGTON.'
We changed "ASMON" to "MASON" in the previous diagram by moving point in the center to the left of the first letter. Do likewise with obverse or front of the Great Seal, moving the 'A' of 'RLATO' to the left of 'A', producing the word 'ARLTO'.
Taking the 'M' from 'MASON' and turning it upside down, a new series of letters on the reverse of the Great Seal would be 'WASON'. By adding the five letters of 'HINGT' the result is the name of the next geograpic location; 'WASHINGTON.' If one adds the five letters of 'CHES' and 'N' to 'ARLTO', the result is 'CHARLESTON.'
George Washington was a Freemason. The nation's new Capital was renamed Washington D.C. in his honor. The land now known as the District of Comumbia bore the name 'Rome' in 1663 property records, and the branch of the Potomac River bordering 'Rome' on the south was called the 'Tiber'. In 1790, President George Washington, a Protestant, appointed Congressman Daniel Carroll, a Roman Catholic, to head a three man commission to select a suitable site for the "federal city" stipulated by the Constitution. The commission chose 'Rome'. Many of the Founding Fathers of the United States were Masons and today the majority of Washington's most influential politicians are Freemasons.
From the obverse of the Great Seal, we deduced the words 'ARLINGTON' and 'CHARLESTON.' Arlington, Virginia is the home of the Pentagon which is directly across the Potomac river from Washington D.C. while Charleston, South Carolina is the home of North America's first Scottish Rite Lodge. Charleston is located near 33? N Latitude and the 33rd Degree is the highest degree openly attainable in Freemasonry. For further details
Masonry Ties Bush's New World Order To All-Seeing Eye
James G. Martin, a 33rd degree Mason who is Governor of North Carolina and a leading Republican Party big-wig, has warmly praised President Bush's plans for a "New World Order." Writing in Raleigh's daily newspaper, The News and Observer (March 24, 1991), Martin states: "President George Bush . . . has revitalized an old but timely idea, the realization of a New World Order."
Martin noted that this was the same visionary idea as depicted or our U.S. one-dollar bill, the all-seeing eye above the pyramid with the Latin inscription below of Novus Ordo Seclorum. This, Martin explained, is interpreted as either "A New World Order of the Age," a "New Secular (or worldly) Order" or simply a "New World Order." Unfortunately, in his article Governor Martin failed to tell readers these significant facts: that the pyramid and its all-seeing eye was first printed on the U.S. dollar bill in the 1930's at the insistence of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a Mason, and his vice-president, Henry Wallace. Wallace, a fellow Mason as well as an ardent communist sympathizer, later ran for president as a socialist.
Parade Magazine of July 2, 1989 quoted President Bush: "Tahe desire for freedom from tyranny inspired the world and still does. Look on the back of any dollar bill and you'll see it. The Great Seal of the United States bears the motto, 'Novus Ordo Seclorum,' meaning a 'New Order of the Ages'" President Bush spoke before the United Nations on October 1, 1990, where he confirmed his support of World Government by the year 2000 A.D.
"We (members of the U.N.) must join together in a new compact, all of us, to bring the United Nations into the 21st century . . . The calendar offers up a convenient milestone, a signpost by which to measure our progress as a community of nations. The year 2000 marks a turning point, beginning the turn of the millennium . . . The United Nations can help bring about a new day . . . to press forward to cap an historic movement towards 'A New World Order.'"
This left-hand side of the dollar bill also contains a pyramid with the all-seeing eye above it. You will also notice that the caagsone (or cornerstone) has been removed and that the all-seeing eye has replaced it. Sharon Boyd, writing in the New Age Magazine, What Is, proclaims: "Ancient Freemasonry employed the triangle, usually in connection with the all-seeing eye. Throughout the entire system of Masonry, no symbol is more important in its significance, it is the Masonic symbol of the 'Grand Architect of the Universe.' The entire symbol of the Eye of Providence (the All-Seeing Eye) in the Radiant Triangle forms a cornerstone of the unfinished pyramid."
The Bible specifies that Jesus is the chief Cornerstone, but He was rejected. This is quite evident by looking at the picture, the cornerstone has been removed or rejected and has been replaced by the all-seeing eye, a symbol of Satan! Not, only do these symbols actually represent the Masonic god, Lucifer, but there is also another meaning behind them. These symbols, as well as others, have sexual connotations! For example, let's look at the point within a circle. When a person enters Masonry, he is told that the point within a circle represents. " . . . the individual Mason (the point), contained and restricted by the boundary line of his duty (the circle). Its real meaning, however, is that of the phallus, positioned within the female generative principle (sex organ) in sexual union, the climatic act of sun-worship."
Albert Mackey, a Masonic authority, writes: "The point within a circle is an interesting and important symbol in Freemasonry . . . The symbol is really a beautiful . . . allusion to the old Sun-worship, and introduces us for the first time to that modification of it, known among the ancients as the worship of the phallus."
Pike proclaims that Osiris and Isis (who was both his sister AND his wife), " . . . were commonly symbolized by the generative parts of man and woman . . . the Phallus and Cteis . . . The Indian Lingam was the union of both, as were the boat and mast, and the point within a circle . . . "
He also reminds us that the "Sun is still symbolized by the point within a circle . . . " and that it is one of the "three Great Lights of the Lodge." What are the "three Great Lights of the Lodge?" These lights are represented as the "Bible, square, and compass."
The compass is the symbol of the Heavens and the square represents the Earth. However, these symbols depict far more than just the heavens and earth. Once again, we find the portrayal of the PAGAN GODS in symbolism, for Pike mentions that "the heavens and the earth were symbols." For Osiris and Isis. Also, there is a sexual inference. Jim Shaw reports: "Blue Lodge Masons are taught that the square is to remind them that they must be 'square' in their dealings with all men, i.e., to be honest . . . The real meaning of these 'great lights' however, is sexual. The square represents the females (passive) generative principle, the earth, and the baser sensual nature; the compass represents the male (active) generative principle, the sun/heavens, and the higher spiritual nature."
One of the first things a newly initiated Mason does is form a Tau Cross with his feet. While he is blindfolded ("hoodwinked") and before he swears the Masonic oath, the Mason is made to form "the angle of the oblong square (Tau Cross)" with his feet. The Senior Deacon then shouts, "Stand Erect!" even though the person IS already erect. Mr. Shaw then expounds to us that this, " . . . position of the feet forms the 'Tau Cross,' a phallic symbol from antiquity associated with phallic worship and sun worship in which the sun was viewed as the source of life (male), rising each day in the east to impregnate the earth (female) with new life. Such worship was always done facing the East. Here in the ritual, the command 'Stand Erect' is also not a coincidence, and is of obvious symbolic meaning."
The ankh (also called the looped Tau Cross, Crux Ansata, and the Key of the Nile. "was a cross with a coiled serpent above it . . . " This "Crux Ansata was the particular emblem of Osiris . . . possessing mysterious powers and virtues, as a wonder-working amulet . . . "
Additionally, the " . . . Ankh is a symbol of reincarnation and of worship to . . . the sun god of Egypt (Lucifer or Satan). It also means that in order to worship him in his rites you have given up your virginity and practice orgies."
There are many other Masonic symbols that I won't take the time to analyze, but you can see that one symbol after another has to do with Satan and has sexual implications! Do not be deceived, Masonry is NOT compatible with Christianity or the Bible, no matter what any Mason tries to tell you.
By now you should be able to realize that Masonry is a worship of Lucifer (through the use of symbols and various gods), but where did it originate? Masonic writers vary quite a bit on this point. Some allege that Masonry actually goes back to the Garden of Eden. Who was present in Eden? Of course it was Satan, the serpent! After the flood, Nimrod, Noah's great grandson was called "a mighty hunter before the Lord." The word "before" in the Hebrew has several meanings, but one meaning is "against," And is the correct meaning for this word, if you read the context. Nimrod built the Tower of Babel in defiance and rebellion against God. Masons, however, are proud of this building, for Waite brags: "As regards Masonry, Babel of course represented a Masonic enterprise, and early expositors reaped full benefit from the fact. They remembered that the people who were of 'one language and one speech' journeyed from the East towards the West, like those who are tried and proved Master Masons. When they reached an abiding place in the land of Shinar, it is affirmed that they dwelt therein as Noachidae, being the first characteristic name of Masons. It was here that they built their High Tower of Confusion . . . Out of evil comes good, however, and (1) the confusion of tongues gave rise to 'the ancient practice of Masons conversing without the use of speech.'"
Notice that according to Masonic testimony the evil was not in the building of the tower, but in the confusing of the languages. God confused the languages, so it is implied that God caused the evil, but in spite of this evil, Masons believe, good came because now they converse by means of symbols.
Foster Bailey seems to also look to Babel as a great Masonic enterprise, although he does not mention Babel by name. He states that Masonry "is the descendant of, or is founded upon, a divinely imparted religion . . . " This religion, he explains, " . . . was the first United World Religion. Then came the era of separation of many religions and of sectarianism. Today we are working again towards a World Universal Religion."
Babel fits this description for it was a "unified world religion," but then separation came because God had caused the language to become confused. Of course, Masonry is again working "towards a World Universal Religion." This is the goal of the New Age Movement today, and it was the goal of Weishaupt back in the 1700's. In fact, this has been the goal of Satan for 6,000 years! He has wanted a one-world religion and an one-world government of which he is the head.
Bailey is not the only Mason working toward this goal. Waite admits: "We know that the world of present values is in the melting-pot and that a New Order is to come . . . The purpose of my Masonic life is concerned solely with a work in humility towards this end."
Following are statements by some prominent men regarding the coming New World Order: --
New World Order, 1918 to 1995: "The old world order changed when this war-storm broke. The old international order passed away as suddenly, as unexpectedly, and as completely as if it had been wiped out by a gigantic flood, by a great tempest, or by a volcanic eruption. The old world order died with the setting of that day's sun and a new world order is being born while I speak, with birth-pangs so terrible that it seems almost incredible that life could come out of such fearful suffering and such overwhelming sorrow."
"If there are those who think we are to jump immediately into a new world order, actuated by complete understanding and brotherly love, they are doomed to disappointment. If we are ever to approach that time, it will be after patient and persistent effort of long duration. The present international situation of mistrust and fear can only be corrected by a formula of equal status, continuously applied, to every phase of international contacts, until the cobwebs of the old order are brushed out of the minds of the people of all lands."
"...when the struggle seems to be drifting definitely towards a world social democracy, there may still be very great delays and disappointments before it becomes an efficient and beneficent world system. Countless people . . . will hate the new world order . . . and will die protesting against it. When we attempt to evaluate its promise, we have to bear in mind the distress of a generation or so of malcontents, many of them quite gallant and graceful-looking people."
"The term Internationalism has been popularized in recent years to cover an interlocking financial, political, and economic world force for the purpose of establishing a World Government. Today Internationalism is heralded from pulpit and platform as a 'League of Nations' or a 'Federated Union' to which the United States must surrender a definite part of its National Sovereignty. The World Government plan is being advocated under such alluring names as the 'New International Order,' 'The New World Order,' ' World Union Now,' 'World Commonwealth of Nations,' 'World Community,' etc. All the terms have the same objective; however, the line of approach may be religious or political according to the taste or training of the individual."
"In the first public declaration on the Jewish question since the outbreak of the war, Arthur Greenwood, member without portfolio in the British War Cabinet, assured the Jews of the United States that when victory was achieved an effort would be made to found a new world order based on the ideals of 'justice and peace.'"
"If totalitarianism wins this conflict, the world will be ruled by tyrants, and individuals will be slaves. If democracy wins, the nations of the earth will be united in a commonwealth of free peoples, and individuals, wherever found, will be the sovereign units of the new world order."
"New World Order Needed for Peace: State Sovereignty Must Go, Declares Notre Dame Professor."
"Under-Secretary of State Sumner Welles tonight called for the early creation of an international organization of anti-Axis nations to control the world during the period between the armistice at the end of the present war and the setting up of a new world order on a permanent basis."
"The statement went on to say that the spiritual teachings of religion must become the foundation for the new world order and that national sovereignty must be subordinate to the higher moral law of God."
"There are some plain common-sense considerations applicable to all these attempts at world planning. They can be briefly stated: 1. To talk of blueprints for the future or building a new world order is, if properly understood, suggestive, but it is also dangerous. Societies grow far more truly than they are built. A constitution for a new world order is never like a blueprint for a skyscraper."
"He [John Foster Dulles] stated directly to me that he had every reason to believe that the Governor [Thomas E. Dewey of New York] accepts his point of view and that he is personally convinced that this is the policy that he would promote with great vigor if elected. So it is fair to say that on the first round the Sphinx of Albany has established himself as a prima facie champion of a strong and definite new world order."
"The United Nations, he told an audience at Harvard University, 'has not been able -- nor can it be able -- to shape a new world order which events so compellingly demand.' . . . The new world order that will answer economic, military, and political problems, he said, 'urgently requires, I believe, that the United States take the leadership among all free peoples to make the underlying concepts and aspirations of national sovereignty truly meaningful through the federal approach.'"
"The developing coherence of Asian regional thinking is reflected in a disposition to consider problems and loyalties in regional terms, and to evolve regional approaches to development needs and to the evolution of a new world order."
"He [President Nixon] spoke of the talks as a beginning, saying nothing more about the prospects for future contacts and merely reiterating the belief he brought to China that both nations share an interest in peace and building 'a new world order.'"
"The existing order is breaking down at a very rapid rate, and the main uncertainty is whether mankind can exert a positive role in shaping a new world order or is doomed to await collapse in a passive posture. We believe a new order will be born no later than early in the next century and that the death throes of the old and the birth pangs of the new will be a testing time for the human species."
"My country's history, Mr. President, tells us that it is possible to fashion unity while cherishing diversity, that common action is possible despite the variety of races, interests, and beliefs we see here in this chamber. Progress and peace and justice are attainable. So we say to all peoples and governments: Let us fashion together a new world order."
"At the old Inter-American Office in the Commerce Building here in Roosevelt's time, as Assistant Secretary of State for Latin American Affairs under President Truman, as chief whip with Adlai Stevenson and Tom Finletter at the founding of the United Nations in San Francisco, Nelson Rockefeller was in the forefront of the struggle to establish not only an American system of political and economic security but a new world order."
"A New World Order"
"Further global progress is now possible only through a quest for universal consensus in the movement towards a new world order."
"We believe we are creating the beginning of a new world order coming out of the collapse of the U.S.-Soviet antagonisms."
"We can see beyond the present shadows of war in the Middle East to a new world order where the strong work together to deter and stop aggression. This was precisely Franklin Roosevelt's and Winston Churchill's vision for peace for the post-war period."
"If we do not follow the dictates of our inner moral compass and stand up for human life, then his lawlessness will threaten the peace and democracy of the emerging new world order we now see, this long dreamed-of vision we've all worked toward for so long."
"But it became clear as time went on that in Mr. Bush's mind the New World Order was founded on a convergence of goals and interests between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, so strong and permanent that they would work as a team through the U.N. Security Council."
"I would support a Presidential candidate who pledged to take the following steps . . . At the end of the war in the Persian Gulf, press for a comprehensive Middle East settlement and for a 'new world order' based not on Pax Americana but on peace through law with a stronger U.N. and World Court."
"How I Learned to Love the New World Order."
"How to Achieve The New World Order"
"The Final Act of the Uruguay Round, marking the conclusion of the most ambitious trade negotiation of our century, will give birth -- in Morocco -- to the World Trade Organization, the third pillar of the New World Order, along with the United Nations and the International Monetary Fund."
"New World Order: The Rise of the Region-State"
The "new world order that is in the making must focus on the creation of a world of democracy, peace and prosperity for all."
The renewal of the nonproliferation treaty was described as important "for the welfare of the whole world and the new world order."
"Alchemy for a New World Order"
"We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money."
These quotations, and many others like them, demonstrate clearly that the words "new world order" have been in use for decades, and did not originate with President George Bush in 1990. The "old world order" is one based on independent nation-states.
When one studies the antics of these world leaders and other prominent men, and the results of a life time of work and public life, one notes that most of them are Masons and one quickly sees that they are under the absolute control of Jewish Masters behind the scenes.
The "new world order" involves the elimination of the sovereignty and independence of nation-states and some form of world government. This means the end of the United States of America, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights as we now know them. Most of the new world order proposals involve the conversion of the United Nations and its agencies to a world government, complete with a world army, a world parliament, a World Court, global taxation, and numerous other agencies to control every aspect of human life (education, nutrition, health care, population, immigration, communications, transportation, commerce, agriculture, finance, the environment, etc.). The various notions of the "new world order" differ as to details and scale, but agree on the basic principle and substance.
Benjamin Creme wrote a book through the guidance of a demonic presence in which he states: "The New Religion will manifest, for instance, through organizations like Masonry. In Freemasonry is embedded the core or the secret heart of the occult mysteries, wrapped up on number, metaphor and symbol . . . "
Bailey asks: "Is it not possible from a contemplation of this side of Masonic teaching that it may provide all that is necessary for the formulation of a universal religion?"
Ralph Anderson gives us this message from the "Tibetan" (a spirit guide or demon who is contacted through meditation) that one of the three main channels that will bring about the new age is Masonry! As a matter of fact, the official journal of Scottish Rite Masonry is called "The New Age!" One prominent Mason brags: "Now that we are going into the Age of Aquarius, and so many groups are working for the restoration of the mysteries, we Masons are the proper group to bring these teachings to the world because, after all, this is the same thing we've been teaching all along!"
Anderson remarks: "The methods of Deity are demonstrated in its Temples, and under the All-Seeing Eye the work can go forward. It is a far more occult organization than can now be realized, and is intended to be the training school for the coming advanced occultists."
One author, who does channeling, points out that those who structured the Masons, Shriners, Moose, and Elks were Channeling information from Ascended Masters (demons). We are further told by another occultist that Masonry emanates from Shamballa!
Shamballa is the mythological place where the "Lord of the World," Sanat Kumara (actually Lucifer or Satan), is supposed to live. Constance Cumbey tells us: " . . . Shamballa is what they claim to be the capital city of the Masters of Wisdom and of the whole Satanic hierarchy. They claim it is a city in the Gobi Desert."
Alice Bailey, a New Ager, believes that through group involvement, " . . . there can be inauguration of a new phase of activity in Shamballa. This will enable the Lord of the World to become the ruler of a Sacred Planet which, up to date, has not been the case."
A pamphlet on Shamballa notes: "Our Earth can now become a Sacred Planet, if all right conditions are fulfilled."
Bailey reminds us: "From their lofty position in the mystical land of Shamballa, the Legions of Light (remember, Lucifer means 'Light Bearer') . . . have announced that time is running out for humanity. They say that time is running out for humanity. They say that our civilization is about to enter a 'New Age' of enlightenment and that all deserving souls should be ready to take the next step up in cosmic consciousness to a new spiritual understanding."
This is reaffirmed by a former Mayor of New York City: "The warning of Theodore Roosevelt has much timeliness today, for the real menace of our republic is this Invisible Government which like a Giant Octopus sprawls its slimy length over the city, State and Nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self-created screen. It seizes in its long and powerful tentacles our executive officers, our legislative bodies, our schools, our courts, our newspapers, and every agency created for the public protection. It squirms in the jaws of darkness and thus is the better able to clutch the reins of government, secure enactment of the legislation favorable to corrupt business, violate the law with impunity, smother the press and reach into the courts. To depart from mere generalizations, let say that at the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as the international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States Government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both parties, write political platforms, make catspaws of party leaders, use the leading men of private organizations, and resort to every device to place in nomination for high public office only such candidates as will be amenable to the dictates of corrupt big business. They connive at centralization of government on the theory that a small group of hand-picked, privately controlled individuals in power can be more easily handled than a larger group among whom there will most likely be men sincerely interested in public welfare. These international bankers and Rockefeller-Standard Oil interests control the majority of the newspapers and magazines in this country. They use the columns of these papers to club into submission or drive out of office public officials who refuse to do the bidding of the powerful corrupt cliques which compose the invisible government."
Then we have the statements of a famous journalist: "We know the powers that are defying the people . . . Our Government is in the hands of pirates. All the power of politics, and of Congress, and of the administration is under the control of the moneyed interests . . . The adversary has the force of capital, thousands of millions of which are in his hand . . . He will grasp the knife of law, which he has so often wielded in his interest. He will lay hold of his forces in the legislature. He will make use of his forces in the press, which are always waiting for the wink, which is as good as a nod to a blind horse . . . Political rings are managed by skillful and unscrupulous political gamblers, who possess the 'machine' by which the populace are at once controlled and crushed."
This brings us to one of the main goals of the New Age Movement, which is a One World Government with a One World Religion. But for this goal to be realized, a One World Leader is needed. Are Masons, like New Agers, also looking for a One World Leader? Yes, they certainly are! "The true seers have beheld everywhere the same Star in the East (Lucifer) and have come to adore him who is to be born." alleges Waite.
Bailey further explains: "The Christ will reappear in physical presence. Another thing that will happen will be that the ancient mysteries (occultism) will be restored . . . those landmarks which Masonry has so earnestly preserved and which have been hitherto securely embalmed in the Masonic rituals . . . It is these mysteries which Christ (the Masonic 'Christ' or Lucifer) will restore upon his reappearance . . . "
One of the rituals worked in the Order of Light is called the "Sat B'Hai" which has seven grades symbolizing the nine incarnations of Vishnu (a Hindu god) with a tenth incarnation in the future. This belief is prevalent among the Hindus (and New Agers!).
They believe that the god Vishnu has been born time and time again. The first time he was born as a fish, then as a tortoise, then a boar. Finally, he was born as Buddha, but the Hindus are expecting him to be born one more time in the future. This time he will be the savior of the world.
The Hindus call this tenth incarnation "Maitreya," or the New Age Christ! Waite tells us about this "periodic redeemer." He says: "The tenth incarnation is still to come, being that of a warrior on a milk-white steed, waving over his head the Sword of Destruction . . . "
Now that we have presented a history of Masonry, we shall present proof: Masonry is a Religion!
The following is a letter by James D. Shaw a former 33rd Degree Mason and Past Master to all Scottish Rite Bodies: "'Jimmy, you should be like your uncle,' my mother would often say, 'he's a fine man and he's a Mason.' Little did my precious mother know at that time, that she was planting an obnoxious seed thought in my mind that would later make me a slave to the world's largest, most aggressive and devilish cult, Freemasonry. Had I known then what I know now, I would have avoided Freemasonry like the bubonic plague for the rest of my natural life! But I didn't know. I was thoroughly ignorant of Masonry's true purpose and aim, like the majority of those who bow before its idolatrous altars; bound with a rope, until they are bound even more securely by heinous Masonic oaths and Obligations. As a young man I knew nothing of Christ, or salvation through faith in Him. I had attended a few churches, but found them to be a grand disappointment. They were as hopelessly dead, cold and lifeless as I was. Oh, they had a form of religion that I didn't have, but that was all; but I would gain that later in Freemasonry [a form of religion]. For in my mind the words of my mother kept surfacing from time to time. So as time went by I asked a friend about Masonry. And since he was already a member he helped me make my application. I was accepted and took the three degrees of Symbolic Blue Lodge Masonry. Had I known what the Blue Lodge and its ritual actually symbolizes, I would have turned away from it in horror! But, as I have said earlier, I was totally ignorant of what I was getting myself into. In the first degree, called 'Entered Apprentice,' I was told to ask for 'light.' In the second degree, called 'Fellowcraft,' I was told to ask for 'further light.' In the third, or 'Master's Degree,' I was told to ask for 'more light.' As I look back on it all, I can see now what I couldn't see then. I myself was very darkness itself, totally alienated from the Light and Life of Christ; which made me a prime target for the Masonic cult's False Light! I know now that Freemasonry never did and never will have light to offer anyone. The supposed 'light' in Masonry is 'darkness' and 'ignorance', the reflection of Lucifer the god of Freemasonry. '. . . If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!'
'And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.'
'Oh, its all in fun,' I was told as I impersonated a character named Hiram Abiff in the initiation of the third degree. Little did I know what I would have to renounce and leave the institution of Masonry, before I would find out just who this 'Hiram Abiff' actually represented! I didn't know, and neither does one in one hundred thousand candidates for the third degree know that they are impersonating Osiris of Egypt, or Baal of the pagan Canaanites and Phoenicians, or Bacchus Sun-god of the Greeks, who is slain annually by the principle of darkness represented by the Three Winter Signs of the Zodiac. And is portrayed in the Masonic Lodge by the three ruffians, called Jubela, Jubelo and Jubelum. How Satan must have laughed at me as I served him diligently as priest of the Lodge for so many years. I was not willing to be just a 'card carrier.' I was too eager for that. So I served in all the chairs and ultimately became Worshipful Master of the Lodge. I pursued the degrees of the Scottish Rite and joined the Shrine in my quest for preeminence in the eyes of men. In time I became Past Master to all Scottish Rite Bodies. And finally was selected for the coveted 33rd Degree, and was made a 33rd Degree Mason in House Of The Temple in Washington, D.C. This honor, that I had coveted so long, and had worked so hard for. This goal that I had desired so very much to obtain, now seemed so absolutely worthless, meaningless and empty! The reason for this is simple; just one month earlier, I had received Jesus Christ as Lord! I had something of far greater worth and value than any man made degree. I knew what it means to be cleansed and saved by the Blood of Christ. I knew Christ! And when you know Him, you want to shout it from the house top! Since Christ was now my Lord, I could no longer serve the god of Freemasonry. For he and Christ are as opposite as darkness and light. I knew that I must leave Masonry, for I didn't feel right in it any longer. Although I tried, I couldn't see Christ in Masonry; He is just not there. And He has never been there, for His Holy Name is denied in any well governed Lodge."
If a Mason is suspended or expelled from his Blue Lodge, it automatically severs his connection from all other Masonic bodies.
A person who has passed the first three degrees and becomes a Master Mason may visit other Blue Lodges that are not his own.
A Master Mason may become either a Scottish Rite Mason, a York Rite Mason or be a member of both. After a Master Mason has become either a Scottish Rite Mason, a York Rite Mason or both, he may then join the Shrine. And become known as a Shriner Mason.
Every Mason is therefore ignorant of what is said and done in the meetings of the higher degrees than his own, for entrance to them is forbidden. In a lodge meeting, there are always present one or more masons of a higher degree, often unknown as such to their brothers of the lower lodges. It is an essential duty which is laid upon the higher degrees to visit lower lodges and to inspire in them the ideas which they have themselves received from above.
You as a mason know this to be true, as there are always brother masons enticing, in one degree or another, to go ever higher in search of more light. To go the path of the Scottish Rite or York Rite whichever you so desire, but he will suggest the one he is currently pushing.
None can deny, that Freemasonry is a Secret Society. While in the administrative organization the management is directed from below by election, the organization of degrees, on the contrary, demonstrates the probability of a secret higher group which makes its will pass in an invisible manner throughout the whole Masonic Pyramid.
The Secret of Masonic organization resides in the arrangement of degrees or elsewhere, but one thing is certain, namely that between Freemasonry such as it is shown to us in the form of a private humanitarian and Philanthropic Society and the immense evolutionary part which it has played in their world, there is a striking contrast.
There is a similar disproportion between its visible organization and the results obtained by the higher degree members. Nor can one understand the need of the terrible oath exacted from all Freemasons, an oath accompanied by curses and threats if they should reveal the secrets of the Masonic Lodge. Would a simple philanthropic society make such serious dispositions and think of such precautionary measures? When it is only a question of doing good, even discreetly, there is no need for this kind of concealment: there is something behind the facade!
The following is an example of such oaths, although it will differ somewhat in the various jurisdictions: "I, ____________, of my own free will and accord, in the presence of Almighty God, and this Worshipful Lodge, erected to Him, and dedicated to the holy Saints John, do hereby and hereon most solemnly and sincerely Promise and Swear, that I will always hail, ever conceal, and Never Reveal any of the arts, parts, or points of the Hidden Mysteries [What hidden mysteries? Think about it] of Ancient Free masonry, which may have been, or hereafter shall be, at this time, or any future period, communicated to me, as such, to any person or persons whomsoever, except it be to a true and lawful brother Mason, or in a regularly constituted Lodge of masons; nor unto them until, by strict trial, due examination, or lawful information, I shall have found him, or them, as lawfully entitled to the same as I am myself. I furthermore Promise and Swear that I will not print, paint, stamp, stain, cut, carve, mark or engrave them, or cause the same to be done, on any thing movable or immovable, capable of receiving the least impression of a word, syllable, letter, or character, whereby, the same may become legible or intelligible to any person under the canopy of heaven, and the secrets of masonry thereby unlawfully obtained through my unworthiness. All this I most solemnly Promise and Swear, with a firm and steadfast resolution to perform the same, without any mental reservation or secret evasion of mind whatever, binding myself under no less Penalty than that of having my throat cut across, my tongue torn out by its roots, and my body buried in the rough sands of the sea, at low water mark, where the tide ebbs and flows twice in twenty-four hours, should I ever knowingly violate this my Entered Apprentice Obligation. So help me God, and keep me steadfast in the due performance of the same."
This oath is directly in opposition to the words of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For He commanded us, as Christians, meaning His followers: "But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil." A second witness, James also commanded us [Christians]: "But above all things, my brethren, Swear Not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation."
Masonry is so well organized in this respect and knows so well how to render its adherents secretive that it has only been in the last few years that word has begun to leak out, even in the low degrees which know nothing important and which form the immense majority.
We now come face-to-face with one great point: One quite understands the difficulty which the normal American feels in crediting the reality of the revolutionary, and anti-religious tendencies with which . . . freemasonry stands charged.
All or nearly all the masons whom he has personally known have been law abiding citizens, often church goers, often conspicuously charitable and in general pillars of respectability. Speaking of the vast majority of the lodge members, there is nothing with which they are less in sympathy than subversion of the existing social order, or hostility to any form of sincere religion.
Most of the members and the official heads of masonry are above suspicion but we must point out the obvious: Not only are secret societies dangerous, but all societies whose object is mysterious. The whole history of man is proof of this position. In no age or country, has there ever appeared a mysterious association which did not in time become a public nuisance!
The advantages to be derived from freemasonry are not clearly conspicuous while the dangers are obvious, one never knows where it actually leads to and who are the effective leaders.
The Masonic oath is immoral in principle: It is imposed by an authority which has no adequate sanction, differing in that respect from the oath exacted for example, by a magistrate, a judge, or an ecclesiastical superior who are in their varying degrees the representatives of the commonwealth or of God. Again, the scope of the oath regards either secrets that are nowadays no secrets at all or else secrets which are criminal and contrary to public policy. Thirdly the manner of the oath taking is irreverent and, in the extravagance of the penalties invoked, it borders on the blasphemous.
Fourthly, by the form used the mason may be said to pledge himself blindly to anything and everything, he knows not rightly what. He signs a blank check which is left for others to fill in, and though the Entered Apprentice is told beforehand that nothing will be required of him contrary to his allegiance, to his country, or his conscience, such assurance is worth little when it comes from those whose views on moral questions may be very different from his own.
On the other hand we can speak with the authority of experience; the process has been identical in every country, one after the other: First of all, freemasonry was loyal, conservative and not anti-religious. However, behind that veil, the revolutionary anti-Monarchical and anti-Christian work was being carried on in the inner circles, eventually permeating all freemasonry and the outside world.
It was thus in France before 1789, in Portugal before 1905, in central Europe before 1918. The Masonic documents published at Budapest are proof of it. What happened in Europe is currently happening here in America. So would it be an exaggeration to say that this process is now going now?
There is a hidden power behind that "Nameless Beast" (the revolutionary spirit) which is the secret of his amazing achievements but it is the very power that the average American refuses to take into account.
There are elaborate organizations all over the country for dealing with the Communist threat, but which of these show a vision sufficiently clear to detect the force behind it, or if detecting, the courage fight it?
The existence of these powers has never been questioned by students of history: The Catholic church has always recognized the fact, and therefore has forbidden her adherents, under pain of excommunication, to belong to any order of freemasonry or to any other secret society.
And it is untrue, that no American Mason is permitted to attend a lodge meeting of the Grand Orient or of any other irregular masonry. Thomas Paine, who was in Paris at the time of the revolution, and played an active part in it, returned to England and established eight lodges of the Grand Orient and other revolutionary societies.
But that is not all. There are occult societies flourishing in America today, such as the New Age Movement, Humanist Movement, etc. But instead of indulging in useless retrospect, suppose we open our eyes to current events.
Disraeli at Aylesbury, September 10, 1876. Spoken in a public address delivered October 1, 1877. Parvenu a la Vingt-cinqui?me (Apostolic Letter), March 19, 1902. The Jew (London, 1923), Chapter I. Freiheit Auktorital und Kirche (1865), p. 218; Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, Edward Cahill, p. xi. Papal Condemnations: We believe it will be useful, at this stage, to place before you a summary of Papal condemnations of Freemasonry, which are so severe and so sweeping in their tenor as to be unique in the history of 'Christian' legislation.
General Tenor of the Papal Condemnations: During the last two centuries Freemasonry has been expressly anathematized by at least ten different Popes, and condemned directly or indirectly by almost every pontiff that sat on the so-called chair of St. Peter. The Popes charge the Freemasons with occult criminal activities, with "shameful deeds," with acting under the direct inspiration of the devil and his disciples, the Jews, if not actually worshiping Satan himself (a charge which is hinted at in some of the papal documents, and is confirmed in "Morals and Dogma," by Albert Pike), with infamy, blasphemy, sacrilege, and the most abominable heresies of former times; with the systematic practice of assassination; with treason against the State; with anarchical and revolutionary principles, and with favoring and promoting what is now called Bolshevism (which is Judaism in action); with corrupting and perverting the minds of youth; with shameful hypocrisy and lying, by means of which Freemasons strive to hide their wickedness under a cloak of probity and respectability, while in reality they are a very "synagogue of Satan," WHOSE DIRECT AIM AND OBJECT IS THE COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY, and the universal restoration of paganism in a form more degraded and unnatural than the world has hitherto known. The Popes again and again remind Christian rulers of their urgent duty, in the interests of religion and morality, and for the sake of the peace and safety of the State, to suppress all the secret societies in their dominions. Moreover, the Popes included in their condemnations and censures not only those that join the Freemason sect, but also those that encourage and assist them in any way directly or indirectly.
Clement XII:The first Papal condemnation was issued by Clement XII in 1738, twenty-one years after the establishment of the first Masonic lodge in England, and seventeen years after the formal introduction of Freemasonry into the continent of Europe. The emphatic and comprehensive terms of this condemnation were never revoked or toned down, and the sentence of Clement XII has been confirmed in its full rigor by succeeding Pontiffs: "Under an outward semblance of natural probity, which they require, and which they regard as sufficient . . . they (the Freemasons) have established certain laws and statutes binding themselves towards each other . . . but since crime ultimately betrays itself . . . their assemblies have become to the faithful such objects of suspicion that every good man now regards affiliation to them as a certain indication of wickedness and perversion." Hence, the Pontiff, "For the sake of the peace and safety of civil Governments, and the spiritual safety of souls, and to prevent these men from plundering the House like thieves, laying waste the Vineyard like wolves, perverting the minds of the incautious, and shooting down innocent people from their hiding places," pronounces the grave sentence of major excommunication against these "enemies of the common-weal:" "Wherefore, to each and all of the faithful of Christ, of whatever state, grade, condition or order, We ordain stringently and in virtue of holy obedience, that they shall not under any pretext enter, propagate, or support the aforesaid societies, known as Freemasons, or otherwise named; that they shall not be enrolled in them, affiliated to them, or take part in their proceedings, assist them, or afford them in any way counsel, aid, or favor, publicly or privately, directly or indirectly, by themselves or by others in any way whatever, under pain of excommunication, to be incurred by the very first act, without further declaration, from which absolution shall not be obtainable through anyone except through Ourselves, or Our successor, the Roman Pontiff for the time being, unless in article of death." (In Eminente, an. 1738. (Iuris Canonici Fontes, Vol. I, pp. 656-657; Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, Edward Cahill, pp. 119-120).
Benedict XIV and Pius VI: This condemnation was renewed by Benedict XIV, who condemns anew the secularism (or religious indifference), the occult character, the oaths of secrecy, and the revolutionary tendencies of the Masonic sect, and calls upon all Christian rulers to take effective measures against the Freemasons of their territories, and secure that the Apostolic prohibition of the sect be carried into effect. (Providus, 1751, In Eminente, an. 1738, Vol. ii, pp. 315-318; Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, Edward Cahill, p. 121).
Pius VI: without explicitly mentioning the Freemasons, manifestly refers to them, when he condemns the hypocrisy, the naturalistic philosophy, and the destructive revolutionary tendencies of his time. (Inscrutabili Divinae Sapientiae, 1775, sec. 2, 6, and 7. In Eminente, Vol ii, pp. 649, 652-653).
Pius VII: Pius VII denounces the secret societies as the prime cause of the revolutionary upheavals in Europe, and stigmatizes the hypocrisy of the Italian Caronari (whose society, he says, is an offshoot of Freemasonry, or at least modeled upon it) who were actually affecting a pretended zeal for the welfare of the Church: "They affect a special obedience and wondrous zeal for the Catholic faith, and for the person and teaching of Our Lord Jesus Christ, whom they sometimes impiously dare to call the ruler of their society, and their great teacher." He denounces their secret oaths, their indifferentism in religion "than which nothing worse or more dangerous could be thought of." Again, "They blasphemously profane and defile the Passion of Jesus Christ by their sacrilegious ceremonies. They dishonor the Sacraments of the Church (for which they sacrilegiously substitute others invented by themselves) and even turn into ridicule the very mysteries of the Catholic religion. They cherish a very special hatred against the Apostolic See, which they are striving to overthrow . . . While boasting that they require from their members to cultivate charity and all other virtues, their real moral teaching is most depraved. They brazenly defend lustful excess; they teach that it is lawful to assassinate those that betray their secrets, and to stir up sedition against kings and other rulers . . . and deprive them of their power." (Ecclesiam, 1821. In Eminente, pp. 721-723).
Leo XII: Leo XII reproduces the three bulls of his predecessors, and bewails the fact that Christian rulers had not obeyed the wishes of the Vicars of Christ, and suppressed the Masonic sects, as the safety of both Church and State required. He stigmatizes the destructive ravages of the Freemasons and the other secret societies, in the intellectual centers throughout Europe. He accuses them of the systematic assassination of those whom they have marked out for death. He denounces their impious and irreligious propaganda, and assumes as a certain and authentic fact that all the secret sects "although differing in name, are closely united with each other by the unholy bond of the same wicked and impious designs." He again implores the temporal rulers to take active measures against them as enemies of both Church and State. He condemns in a special way the "absolutely impious and criminal oath by which the members bind themselves not to reveal to anyone the secrets of their association, and to execute the death sentence upon those who reveal them to their superiors, clerical or lay." He admonishes all the faithful to flee from those men who are "the darkness of the light," and "the light of the darkness. Beware of their blandishments and honeyed words . . . Hold it for certain that none can have any share in the work of these sectaries without becoming guilty of a most grievous crime. Be deaf to the words of those who, in order to entice you into the lower grades, declare vehemently that nothing is permitted in them at variance with religion; that nothing even is spoken of, nothing done but what is blameless, honorable, and holy." He renews in explicit and somewhat stronger terms the excommunication pronounced by Clement XII against all those who either join these sects, or lend any kind of advice, help, or assistance to the, in any way, directly or indirectly. (Quo Graviora, 1825. In Eminente, pp. 725-733; Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, Edward Cahill, p. 123).
Pius VIII and Gregory XVI: Pius VIII again renews the condemnation of his predecessors, and refers to the imminent peril arising from Masonic influences in the schools and colleges; for through their teachers they train up a type of men to whom the words of St. Leo may well be applied: "lying is their rule, Satan is their God, and shameful deeds their sacrifice." Traditae Humilitati Nostrae, 1829. (Cf. Bullarium Romanum, tom. xvii, p. 19, for this bull which is not printed in the Iuris Cano nici Fontes; Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, Edward Cahill, p. 123).
Gregory XVI: compares the secret societies to a sink in which "are congregated and intermingled all the sacrilege, infamy, and blasphemy which are contained in the most abominable heresies." (Mirari Vos, 1832. (Iuris Canonici Fontes, Vol. ii, p. 745; Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, Edward Cahill, p. 123).
Pius IX: Pius IX in his encyclicals and allocations, condemned Freemasonry and the kindred secret sects, at least six different times between 1846 and 1873. (Cf. Quo Pluribus, 1846; Singulari Quadam, 1864; Maxima quidem laetitia, 8162; Ex epistola, a Brief addressed to Monsignor Darboy, 1865; Multiplices autem, 1865; Etsi multa luctuosa, 1873; Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, Edward Cahill, p. 124). In his first encyclical he confirms and renews the condemnations pronounced by his predecessors against "those baneful secret sects who have come forth from the darkness for the ruin and devastation of Church and State." He again reprobates the "dreadful doctrines allowing indifference in matters of religion, which is so directly opposed even to natural reason, the doctrine, namely, by which men pretended that they can obtain eternal salvation in the observance of any religion whatsoever." (Qui Plurius, sect. 5. (Ibid., p. 811).
Later on, he applies to the Masonic sects the words of Our Lord: "You are from your father the devil, and it is the works of your father that you wish to do." (Singulari Quadam, sect. 3. (Ibid., p. 892)). In 1865 he bewails the fact that so many rulers had disregarded the injunctions of the Holy See, and had not suppressed the Masonic sects, asserting that their neglect had brought ruin and devastating upon Europe. "Would that they had not shown such negligence in so serious a duty; we would not then have to deplore such great wars and movements of revolt by which all Europe has been set ablaze, nor those bitter evils which have afflicted and still weigh heavily upon the Church." He expressly reprobates the false but wide-spread opinion, arising from ignorance of the facts, that the Freemasons were a harmless and philanthropic body, and that the Church has nothing to fear from them. Who does not see how far which an idea is from the truth? What is the object and meaning of that close association of men of every religious belief? What is the purpose of their secret meetings; of the dreadful oaths taken at their initiations that they will never divulge anything pertaining to their association; of the unspeakable penalties they imprecate upon themselves would they prove false to the promise? He also reprobates the opinion that the condemnation of Freemasonry did not extend to the countries in which it was allowed by the civil law. Finally, he renews solemnly the condemnations and censures pronounced by his predecessors; adding that all should know that these sectaries, who are "wolves in sheep's clothing, intent on the destruction of the flock," are to be reckoned amongst those of whom the Apostle has warned us so sternly "that he expressly orders to have no intercourse with them, nor even give them the ordinary salutations." (Multiplices inter. pp. 1010-1011; Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, Edward Cahill, p. 125).
Again, in the Brief addressed to Monsignor Darboy, Archbishop of Paris, on the occasion of the death of Mons. Magnan, he speaks of the union of the sects as forming "the Synagogue of Satan . . . whose object is to blot out the Church of Christ, were it possible, from the face of the Universe." (Ex Epistola, November, 1865 (quoted in the Dictionaire Apolog?tique de la Foi Catho lique, loc. cit).
Finally in 1873 the Pope enumerating the trials and persecutions which had lately come upon the Church in Rome and throughout the whole world, the expropriation of the Holy See, the persecutions in Switzerland, the anti-Catholic activities of the German imperial government, the revolutions and anti-Catholic movement in South America, attributes this universal war against the Church to the Masonic and allied sect, "of which the Synagogue of Satan that is now mobilizing its forces against the Church of Christ is composed . . . " He warns the Bishops to point out to the faithful the fallacy of those "Who whether deceived themselves or striving to deceive and ensnare others still presume to assert that these dark associations aim only at social betterment and human progress, and the practice of beneficence; and to impress the Pontifical decrees on their minds by constantly reminding them of them; pointing out at the same time that it is not alone the Masonic body in Europe that is referred to by also the Masonic as sociations in America and in whatever part of the world they may be." (Etsi Mulla, November 21, 1873; Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, Edward Cahill).
Leo XIII: Leo XIII in almost all his encyclicals strives to combat "the deadly poison circulating today in the veins of human society," (Quod Apostolici, 1878; Freemasonry and the Anti-Christian Movement, Edward Cahill, p. 126). Which is none other than the spirit and the teachings of Freemasonry. In the encyclical which treats directly of the Masonic sects he reaffirms the condemnations of his predecessors, and expressly includes in them not only Freemasonry, but the sects springing from, or modeled upon Freemasonry, and which aim at the same objects, such as the Carbonari, the Orange Society, Nihilits, etc. "There are," he writes, "several organized bodies which, through differing in name, ceremonial, form and origin are, nevertheless, so bound together by a community of purpose, and by a similarity of their main opinions, as to make in fact one thing with the sect of Freemasons, which is a kind of center whence all go forth, and whither all return. He expressly includes in the condemnation all who adhere to the reprobate sect; for all share their guilt, even though they may not themselves participate actively in their crimes: Even though there may be persons amongst the Freemasons, and these not a few, who are neither themselves partners in their criminal acts, nor aware of the ultimate objects at which they aim, neither these persons nor the affiliated societies which, perchance, do not approve of the extreme objects of the Masonic sect are for that reason to be reckoned as alien to the Masonic federation," for, "as the whole principle and object of the sect lie in what is vicious and criminal, to join these men, or in any way help them, must be unlawful." Again: "To wish to destroy the religion and the Church which God Himself has established . . . to bring back, after a lapse of eighteen centuries, the manners and customs of the pagans . . . is audacious impiety . . . To have in public matters no care for religion, and in the arrangement and administration of civil affairs to have no more care for God than if He did not exist, is a rashness unknown to the very pagans; for in the hearts and souls of these latter the notion of a divinity and the need of public religion were so firmly fixed that they would have thought it easier to build a city in the air than to organize it without religion and worship." Further on, the Pope expressly charges the Freemasons with revolutionary and disruptive activities, and even with favoring extreme Communism and revolutionary Socialism. "For the fear of God and reverence for divine law being taken away . . . sedition permitted and approved, and the popular passions urged on to lawlessness . . . a change or overthrow of all things will necessarily follow. Yea, this change and overthrow is deliberately planned . . . by many associations of Communists and Socialists; and the sect of Freemasons greatly favors their designs, and holds to the common with them their chief opinions . . . The Freemasons . . . having by their artifices . . . secured great weight in the government of States are, nevertheless, prepared to shake the foundations of empires, to harass the rulers of States, to accuse and cast them out as often as they appear to govern otherwise than as they wish."
The following passages of the same Encyclical illustrate the wondrous accuracy with which the Pope analyses the results of Masonic (i.e. Jewish) influence on public life: "What refers to domestic life in the teaching of the Naturalists is almost all contained in the following declarations: that marriage belongs to the genus of commercial contracts, which may rightly be revoked by the will of those who made them; and that the civil rulers of the State have power over the matrimonial bond; that in the education of youth nothing is to be taught in the matter of religion as of certain and fixed opinion; and each one must be left at liberty to follow, when he comes of age whatever he may prefer. These things the Freemasons . . . have long determined to make into a law and institution. For in many countries, and those nominally Catholic, it is enacted that no marriages shall be considered lawful except those contracted by the civil rite; in other places the law permits divorce; and in others every effort is used to make it lawful, as soon as may be . . . With the greatest unanimity the sect of the Freemasons also endeavors to take to itself the education of youth . . . Therefore in the education and instruction of children they allow no share either of the teaching or of discipline to the ministers of the Church; and in many places they have procured that the education of youth shall be exclusively in the hands of laymen, and that nothing which treats of the most important and most holy duties of man to God shall be introduced into the moral training."
The following passage of the Encyclical illustrates further the character and trend of the Masonic moral code: "But the Naturalist and Freemasons deny that our First parents sinned, and consequently that man's free will is in any way weakened or inclined to evil . . . Wherefore we see that men are publicly tempted by the many allurements of pleasure; that there are journals and pamphlets with neither moderation nor shame; that stage plays are remarkable for license; that designs for works of art are shamelessly sought in the laws of a so-called realism; that the contrivances for a soft and delicate life are most carefully devised; and that all the blandishments of pleasure are diligently sought out by which virtue may be lulled to sleep. Wickedly also, but at the same time quite consistently, do those act who do away with the expectation of the joys of heaven, and bring down all happiness to the level of morality, and, as it were, sink it in the earth . . . Of what we have said the following fact . . . may serve as a confirmation. For since generally no one is accustomed to obey crafty and clever men, so submissively as those whose soul is weakened and broken down by the dominance of the passions, there have been in the sect of the Freemasons some who have plainly determined and proposed artfully and of set purpose that the multitude should be satiated with a boundless license of vice, as when this had been done, it would easily come under their power and authority." (Cf. supra, Chapt. V, p. 114 and 118).
In another passage the Pope gives additional reasons for the Church's uncompromising attitude towards Freemasonry. "To simulate and wish to be hid; to bind men like slaves in the very tightest bonds; and, without giving any sufficient reason, to make use of men enslaved to the will of another, for an arbitrary act; to arm men's right hand for bloodshed, after securing impunity for the crime, all this is an enormity from which nature recoils. Wherefore, reason and truth itself make it plain that the society of which We are speaking is in antagonism with justice and natural uprightness." (Humanum Genus, 1884. (Cf. ibid., pp. 221-233; see also The Great Encyclicals of Leo XIII. Benziger: New York, 1913, pp. 87-100).
Perhaps, the most remarkable of all the Papal pronouncements on Freemasonry is that of this same Pontiff in the Apostolic Letter which he addressed to the Bishops of the whole Church in 1902 on the occasion of the silver jubilee of his pontificate. In this letter, from which we shall quote later, he refers to the destructive work, the aims and the methods of the Masonic sect, which had gradually became more and more apparent during the previous twenty-five years. (Parvena a la Vingt-cinqui?e, March 19, 1902 . Cf. CEuveres de Leo XIII, tome vi, pp. 287-288; (La Bonne Presse, 5 Rue Bayard, Paris). See Preface and also chapter viii (pp. 154 and 157-158) for some extracts from this letter).
Benedict XV: Finally, in the "Codex Iuris Canonici" issued in 1917 by Pope Benedict XV, the previous ordinances are confirmed and enforced: "All those who enrol their names in the sect of Freemasons, or similar associations plotting against Christianity or the legitimate civil authorities, incur by the very fact the penalty of excommunication, absolution from which is reserved to the Holy See. If the delinquents be clerics or religious, every Catholic is under the obligation of denouncing them to the Congregation of the Holy Office. (Canons 2335 and 2336). Members of the Freemasons sects, even though nominally Catholics, are treated as heretics. Hence, the faithful are to be specially warned and prevented from contracting marriages with them (Jews and Freemasons). (Cannon 1065). They are to be deprived of Christian burial." (Acta Sanctce Sedis (July 13th, 1865), vol. I, pp. 292-293. Catholic Encyclopedia, art. "Secret Societies.").
Universality of Papal Condemnations: It will be observed in studying these Papal documents that although all individual Masons are not accused of participating actively in the crimes and shameful deeds of the Masonic body, all are held to share in the responsibility and guilt, since all members lend their names and at least their moral support to the reprobate society. Furthermore, the whole sect of Freemasons is condemned indiscriminately. Indeed, the idea that the Popes should repeat such grave and indiscriminate accusations against the Masonic society, while at the same time meaning to exclude that portion of it which was the parent body, and was always by far the most numerous. (Of the four and a half millions (in round numbers) of active members whom the Freemason sect at present includes, more than thirteen-fourteenths of the whole belong to the Anglo-American or Anglo-Irish portion).
Cardinal Gasparri, writing on June 20, 1918, to Monsignor Jouin, (Founder and editor of the Revue Internationale des Soci?t?s Secr?tes), and conveying to him the Holy Father's grateful appreciation of his work, refers particularly to Monsignor Jouin's successful efforts "in establishing conclusively, in spite of lying assertions which sometimes deceive even Catholics themselves, the identity of Freemasonry with itself everywhere and always, and the consistent continuity of the Freemasons' policy, whose design, as one sees today, is the rejection of God and the ruin of the Catholic Church." (Cf. any issue of the "Revue Internationale des Soci?t?s Secr?tes, for Approbation de Sainte Si?ge," printed on interior of back cover).
Authority of the Papal Decisions: For Catholics the Papal condemnations of secret societies are final and conclusive. But even to a non-Catholic who knows the traditional policy of the Holy See, the caution and moderation which it is accustomed to exercise in its legislation, especially that of a penal character, and the circumspection which even the very circumstances of modern times, and the jealous watchfulness of the enemies of the Church force upon the Sovereign Pontiffs in their public pronouncements, these peremptory and unqualified condemnations of Freemasonry must needs be a very striking, if not conclusive, argument of its essential and almost unexampled wickedness. The suggestion that the Popes, one after another, in the course of nearly two centuries acted without sufficient knowledge of the spirit and aims of the Masonic order cannot be entertained. This was a matter in which no risks could be taken. Even the most ordinary prudence would prevent the Popes from making accusations that could not be proved against so powerful a body as the Freemasons. Besides the Popes were always able to secure the most accurate information. They had at hand for consultation the vast body of Masonic literature, and had access to the other sources of information already referred to in the foregoing chapter. They always had at their command the advice and co-operation of n umbers of able and learned men whose function it was to make an exhaustive study of such questions, and who were not less devoted than the Popes themselves to the interests of the Church, and the prestige of the Holy See. They had, furthermore, the testimony of many Adepts of the craft, who had left the ranks of the reprobate society, and come back to the Church's fold.
In more recent times, Popes, such as Leo XIII and Benedict XV, had, besides, under their eyes the history of the Masonic activities in every country of Europe and America during the preceding two hundred years, and the numberless newspapers, reviews, and magazines edited under the auspices of the Masonic (Jewish) order, from which Masonic (Jewish) principles and activities can in large part be learned. Hence, Leo XIII could state with truth, more than forty years ago, referring to the previous condemnations: "What is of the highest importance, the course of events has demonstrated the prudence of Our predecessors . . . The sect of Freemasons in the course of a century and a half . . . has brought upon the Church, upon the power of princes, upon the public well-being, precisely the grievous harm which Our predecessors had foretold. Such a condition has been reached that henceforth there will be grave reason to fear, not indeed for the Church, for her foundations are too firm to be overturned by the efforts of man, but for those States in which prevails the power, either of the sect of which we are speaking, or of other sects not dissimilar which lend themselves to it as disciples and subordinates." (Humanum Genus, 1884. (Great Encyclicals of Leo XIII, p. 86).
These last words might well have been spoken by the Pope had it been given him to look into the future and see in vision the deplorable course of events during the past years: the systematic war against religion and Christian morality in France and which threatens the final ruin of that great nation; the persistent campaign of assassination waged by the secret societies against the dynasty of the Hapsburgs, as well as the attempts on the life of the King of Spain; the revolution in Portugal, with all the horrors and excesses that accompanied it; the revolutions in South America, in Cuba, and the Philippines; the various anarchical attempts in Spain itself, and especially the anarchical rising in Barcelona (July 1909), and the subsequent agitation aroused by the Masonic and Jewish-controlled press all over the world for the organization of an international Kulturkampf; the awful tragedy of Russia; the whole course of the revolutions and persecutions in Mexico, with all their accompanying horrors; the perils that now surround ordered society in so many countries; the irreligion, immorality, race suicide, divorce, juvenile crime, destruction of home life; the spirit of unrest and dissipation, which are now affecting the very springs of life over the whole civilized world, all traceable in large part directly or indirectly, to the influence and activities of the same sinister but half-hidden power which, in the opinion of many, is to be identified with the Anti-Christ foretold in Holy Writ, or is at least the herald of his coming. Hence, even today, we may repeat quite relevantly the words of Leo XIII, written over forty years ago in reference to Freemasonry: "Would that all would judge of the tree by its fruits, and acknowledge the seed and origin of the evils that press upon us, and the dangers that are impending," (Great Encyclicals of Leo XIII, p. 99) so that Governments may be led to enforce the repressive measures against these enemies of God and man which the Holy See has so often and so urgently advised. (Dictionnaire Apolog. de la Foi Catholique, vol. ii, col. 95. Preusss, chap. viii; also Catholic Encyclopedia, pp. 772-775, where numerous references to authentic Masonic documents are given; C. Penney-Hunt, THE Menace of Freemasonry to the Christian Faith. A 64-page brochure written apparently by a Methodist clergyman showing the anti-Christian and pagan character of English Freemasonry, and the alarming extent to which it has permeated the English Protestant Church, amply documented from contemporary English Masonic sources. Catholic Encyclopedia from the Rivista, 1909, p. 44. Freemasonry, by the Brother the Rev. T.J. Laurence, London, 1925; 5th ed., p. 58).
It seems to be true, however, that in some localities only "Christians" viz., those who are baptized, are admitted to certain lodges; just as certain other lodges admit only Jews. (The Inner Sanctuary, p. 271. Also Penney-Hunt, for numerous citations of similar purport from English present day Masonic writers and speakers, The Menace of Freemasonry to the Christian Faith; A. Church-Ward, Signs and Symbols of the Primordial Man, in which the author, a Masonic writer of high standing, shows that Masonry is essentially a pagan religion, p. 450).
Naturalism does not mean the Natural Law, which, properly understood, is a portion of the Divine Law and is the necessary basis of the supernatural. The term Naturalism has a predominantly negative significance, and primarily means the complete rejection and contempt of the supernatural, including faith, grace, the sacraments and the Church; and the elimination of all reference to a future life in the hereafter. Courrier de Bruxelles, March 3rd, 1879, quoted in Rev. S.J. Deschamps, Les Soci?t?s Secr?tes et la Soci?t?, incomparably the best general survey of the anti-Christian and revolutionary activities of Freemasonry and kindred secret societies in all countries during the past two centuries.
Masonic Jurisprudence, p. 95; Albert Church-Ward, Signs and Symbols of the Primordial Man, in which the author elaborates the Masonic doctrine of Naturalism; and as a conclusion from some of his antiquarian researches, writes: "Therefore this (Masonry) is the greatest, truest, purest religion in the world, void of all dogma." p. 450. Sickely, Freemasons' Monitor, pp. 97-98. For references and proofs, Arthur Preuss, A Study in American Freemasonry. A study of the doctrinal and moral teachings of Freemasonry, as contained in Anglo-American official documents; Dictionary of Secret and other Societies. Institutes of Masonic Jurisprudence, p. 405. Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma, pp. 698, 751, 771; Mackey, Symbolism, pp. 112, 186; Lexicon of Freemasonry, arts. "Phallic Worship," and "Point within a Circle." Mackey writes naively (without indicating his authorities for the assertion) that in the ancient pagan mystery worship the Phallic symbol stirred up no absent emotions or thoughts among its votaries! The "Primordial Point" comes directly from the Jewish Kabbalah (Cabala): " . . . the Primordial Point, or the Smooth Point, because, as the Sohar tells us, 'When the Concealed of the Concealed wished to reveal himself, he first made a single point: the Infinite was entirely unknown, and defused no light before this luminous point violently broke through into vision." (The Kabbalah, Rev. Christian D. Ginsburg, LL.D., pp. 187-188).
These three degrees from the basis upon which the whole Masonic system is erected. All Masonic authorities agree that the whole doctrine and ideals of Freemasonry are contained in germ in the three first degrees, on which all Masonic rites and everything contained even in the highest degrees, are only developments. (Rev. S.J. Deschamps, Les Soci?t?s Secr?tes et la Soci?t?). This idea of two in one, a king and queen together is directly from the Jewish Kabbalah, or Cabala; for we find on page 200, as related by the Rev. Christian D. Ginsburg: "The Creation or the Kabbalistic Cosmogony: Having arrived at the highest trinity which comprises all the Sephiroth, and which consists of the Crown, the King and the Queen, we shall be able to enter into the cosmogony of the Kabbalah. Now, it is not the En Soph who created the world, but this trinity, as represented in the combination of the Sephiroth; or rather the creation has arisen from the conjunction of the emanations. The world was born from the union of the crowned King and Queen; or, according to the language of the Kabbalah, these opposite sexes of royalty, who emanated from the En Soph, produced the universe in their own image. Worlds, we are told, were indeed created before ever the King and Queen or the Sephiroth gave birth to the present state of things, but they could not continue, and necessarily perished, because the En Soph had not yet assumed this human form in its completeness, which not only implies a moral and intellectual nature, but as conditions of development, procreation, and continuance, also comprises sexual opposites." (Brother J. Yarker (Grand Master of the Ancient and Primitive Rite), Speculative Masonry, pp. 53-54. J. Yarker, Speculative Masonry, p. 14; Mackey, Lexicon, pp. 126-129. Ragon, Cours Philosophique, p. 102. Mackey, Lexicon of Masonry, pp. 13-99. Ragon, Tuileur G?n?ral de la Franc-Ma?onnerie, p. 28. Mackey, Lexicon of Masonry. Ragon, Cours Philosophique, pp. 218-219).
Throughout the whole book on Masonry the "Sacred Author" discusses little else than the process of generation, Isis, Egypt and etc. Ragon, Ritual du Grade Rose-Croix; Albert Pike, Ritual of the Rose-Croix Degree; Jouin, La Guerre Ma?onnique, vol. I, pp. 31-34, for a long citation from the ritual of the Rose-Croix initiation in which the Gospel history of the Last Supper is blasphemously parodied. (Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. ix, p. 779 (c), from Albert Pike's book, The porch and the Middle Chamber, p. 128). Yet we know from the Scriptures that it was the "Jews", not the Romans who crucified Christ our Lord and Savior. See Acts 2:36; 3:14-15; 4:11-12; 5:30; 10:39; 13:27-29; Luke 3:23-33; 24:20; John 19:6; 14-18; 1 Thessalonians 2:14-15.
Morals and Dogma of the Ancient Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, p. 829. Morals and Dogma. R.P. Dom Paul Benoit, La Franc-Ma?onnerie, vol. I, p. 256. The Masonic technical term for non-Masons. M. Ch. Nicoullaud, L'Initiation Ma?onnique; Dr. Fahey, C.S. Sp., in Catholic bulletin, vol. xvii (1928), pp. 715. John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11; Ephesians 2:2. Acta S. Sedis, vol. I, p. 293, July 13, 1865. The words are quoted from the Editor's notes to a reply of the Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office to enquiries made by a number of American Bishops concerning the Fenian brotherhood. The attitude of the Holy See has always been that all such secret societies are, at least through their leaders or founders, offshoots of Freemasonry, or are specially liable to be utilized by Freemasons for their own ends. Some include among these, but without conclusive proof, a certain section of the Knights Templars before their suppression. Hence the Freemasons' esteem for the Templars. (Hunter, Outlines of Dogmatic Theology, vol. ii, No. 455. Manuel de Sociologie Catholique, p. 387; Manuel Social Chr?tien, by Chanoine Dehon, pp. 73-74).
The celebrated Leo Taxil affair is worth mentioning in this connection. The facts are as follows: The year after the promulgation of Pope Leo's Encyclical (Humanum Genus, 1884), which caused such a serious check to the progress of Freemasonry, two French Freemasons (or ex-masons as they themselves asserted), Leo Taxil, a notorious anti-clerical and pornographic writer, and a certain Dr. Bataille (alias Dr. Hacks), together with some others whose identity is not well ascertained, began to publish a series of books and pamphlets (Le Diable au XIXi?me Si?cle, Y a-t-il des patently exaggerated and sometimes fantastic, of a supposed Masonic Rite of Adoptive Freemasonry (viz., containing women as well as men (Mackey's Encyclopedia, pp. 9-12) called the Palladist Rite. This rite was represented as having been organized in the United States by Albert Pike, and having for its fundamental activity the worship of Satan. Some of these writings, especially the series called "Memoires d'Une Ex-Palladiste," were published over the name of Diana Vaughan, also a supposed convert from Freemasonry, who was represented as a wealthy American lady, belonging to a family in which Luciferianism (viz., the worship of Lucifer) had been a family tradition for centuries. These writings created an immense sensation all over Europe, and gained very wide credence among Christians. Bataille, however, soon withdrew and confessed himself an impostor. The ecclesiastical Commission appointed to examine into the affair refused to give a definite decision in absence of satisfactory proof of the authenticity of Miss Vaughan's writings, or even of that lady's existence. Finally, in 1897, Taxil made a public declaration in Paris that his supposed revelations were without foundation; that Diana Vaughan was an invention of his imagination; and that the whole thing was merely a money-making literary adventure. The real motives and genesis of the conspiracy still remain shrouded in mystery. Some (including Masonic writers, who repudiate all connection of the Masonic Order with it) accept Taxil's explanation at its face-value. Many, probably the majority of non-Masonic authorities, hold that the affair was a colossal Masonic conspiracy organized to throw discredit and ridicule upon the evidence that Satanism and obscenity were associated with certain sections of Freemasonry. Some even incline to the opinion that Taxil was at first sincere; that Diana Vaughan was a real personage and died a martyr; and that the fascinating Memories published over her name are in large part real history and not romance. Whatever be the genesis of the affair it is certain that the too-ready credence given to the fantastic inventions which Taxil's writings contained helped to discredit many things of which there was otherwise reliable evidence. For a Masonic account of the affair, see A.E. Waite, A New Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, vol. ii, pp. 251-264. For an account from the opposite standpoint, see Spectator, Le Myst?re de Leo Taxil et la Vraie Diana Vaughan, published by the Rev. Inter. des Soc. See. (Paris, 1929); as well as a series of articles published by different writers in the same review, during 1929. Taxil's own writings, Revelations Compl?tes sur la Franc-Maconnerie, etc. (Letouzy & An?, Paris, 1885, ff) as well as the Memoir es d'Une Ex-Palladiste (Libaire Anti-Ma?onnique, 37 Rue Etienne-Marcel, Paris, 1895 ff) are now rare. Thus, on the very first page of the ceremony of initiation into the Rose-Croix degree, as followed at present in these countries, we find among the Preliminary Directions the following items: "This degree requires three rooms . . . The first is named the Black Room. This should be hung with black, etc . . . In the East two black curtains are ranged so as to be drawn asunder, and opened sufficiently to show an altar behind, on which there should be a Super-altar of Three Steps. The Altar should be hung with black . . . Behind and above the upper step a transparency on which are represented three Crosses; the center and highest should have the Mystic Rose (black) placed on the limbs of the Cross, surrounded by a crown of thorns; the other two should have a Skull and Cross-bones depicted at its foot. On the Altar should be placed a Bible, Sword, and Compasses. Beside the Altar, there should be on the right a Throne for the M.W.T., and one for the Prelate on the left. The Black Room should open into the Chamber of D...h, and through it into the Red Room . . . This chamber, viz., Chamber of D...h should contain the emblems of Mortality, a figure in a w...g s...t laid out as c...e, behind which a lamp of spirits of wine and salt must be placed. The chamber may be lighted by transparencies representing Skulls, Cross-bones, etc." What does all this fantastic and unwholesome mummery suggest, or whether does it tend? Does it imply a blasphemous use of Christian symbolism for dark purposes? Again, what is the meaning of such passages as the following, which occur in the opening of the rite of initiation: "M.W.S. E. and P. Generals, what is the hour? "First G. The ninth hour of the day. "M.W.S. Then it is the hour when the Veil of the Temple was rent in twain, and darkness overspread the earth, when the true Light departed from us, the Altar was thrown down, the Blazing Star was eclipsed, the Cubic Stone poured forth Blood and Water, the Word was lost, and despair and tribulation sat heavily upon us." A solemn pause. "M.W.S. Since Masonry has experienced such dire calamities, it is our duty, E. and P...s to endeavor by renewed labor to retrieve the loss . . . " (The Rose-Croix of Heredom, pp. 19-22. Privately printed for the Supreme Council Thirty-third Degree. London, 1926).
Does all this mean that the direct aim and object of Freemasonry is to retrieve the defeat which its founder and master suffered by the Death and Passion of Our Divine Lord? On this whole question "La Partie Occultiste," a monthly Supplement published in connection with the "Revue Internationale des Soci?t?s Secr?tes." See also R.P. Dom Paul Benoit, La Franc-Ma?onnerie. Father Burbage seems to refer to the Judaism, known as Hebrewism in the Old Testament, and has no relation nor even remotely resembles the Judaism as known to the world today, and as distinct from the religion of the Talmud and the Cabal, many of whose Jewish votaries are Freemasons, and are the driving and directing power of Freemasonry. (I Corinthians 2:14. II Corinthians 11:14. Dictionnaire Apologetique de la Foi Catholique, art. "Juifs et Chr?tiens," cols. 1651-1764, especially cols. 1666-1668 (a well balanced and comprehensive sketch with an excellent bibliography, by Felix Vernot); also art. "Kabbalah"; and finally art. "Franc-Ma?onnerie," by Gautherot (cols. 98-99 and 124-126); Deschamps, Liv. II, chap. xi, sec. 6, Liv. III, chap. prelim., sec. 9; also vol. iii, "Annexes," "Document B." Mgr. Jouin, Les Fid?les de la Contre-Eglise, pp. 24-69, and Les Actes de la Contre-Eglise, pp. 21-115. Analecta Juris Pontificii (Rome, 1855), Premi?re Serie, i?me liv. cols. 770-779 ("Livres Talmudiques et Rabbiniques"); also Quatri?me Serie, 35i?me. liv. cols. 1417-1421 ("Livres Talmudiques").
Bonsirven, Sur les Ruines du Temple. This work forms a volume of the series La Vie Chretienne (published by B. Granet, Paris, 1928). Webster, World Revolution (2nd edition); also Secret Societies and Subversive Movements. Lambelin, Les Victoires d'Israel (Paris: B. Grasset, 1928). This book, which is well documented, treats among other things the rapid conquest which the Jews have made (since their emancipation after the French Revolution) in the European countries over the Christian organization of society.
Sombart, The Jews and Modern Capitalism (translated from the German by M. Eagsein, Dutton & Co., New York, 1913; the French translation of the same book is published by Payot, Paris. Werner Sombart is a Jew, and was a professor in the Handelhochschule of Berlin. His book is scholarly and thorough.
Leroy-Beaulieu, Israel Among the Nations (translated from the French Israel chez les Nations, 15th edition, undated, an apology or defense of the Jews, written some years ago by a French non-Jewish writer).
Sydney and Beatrice Webb, Problems of Modern Industry (London, 1898), chap. II. "The Jews of East London" (an interesting and useful sketch by a friendly writer, of the social characteristics of the modern Jew).
B. Lazare, L'Anti-Semitisme, son histoire et ses causes (Paris, 1894). Lazare is a Jew, and is one of the few Jewish apologists who do not lay all the responsibility for the antipathy between Jew and Christian at the door of the latter.
H. Belloc, The Jews (London, 1922). Belliot, pp. 366-371 (a useful summary of the Jewish question in its relation to modern social science).
Catholic Bulletin (1928), pp. 822 ff, article by Rev. Dr. Fahey, C.S.Sp. Aeta Apostol, Sedis, April 12, 1928, vol. xx, p. 103. Humanum Genus, 1884. Rev. Internat. de Soc. Sec., April 29, 1928, p. 367 where an account is given of the condemned league, and of the pamphlet Pax Super Israel. Thus, an apologist of Freemasonry in the Irish Times of April 20, 1928, writes of Amanullah, King of Afghanistan: "It is not surprising to anyone who knows the Craft that he is a Freemason, in view of the Jewish ancestry." Dict. Apolog., loc. cit., col. 1687-1694. Also Sch?rer, History of the Jewish People in the Time of Jesus Christ. (Macpherson's translation, Edinburgh, 1905), vol. I, pp. 119-166; vol. ii, pp. 10-13; Analecta Juris Pontificii, li?re serie, i?me livre, col. 772. L'Antisemitisme, p. 293. Dict. Apol., loc. cit. Analecta, loc. cit. and i?me Ser. liv. 35, col. 1417 ff; Plot Against Christianity, by Elizabeth Dilling. Dict. Apol., loc. cit. Analecta, loc. cit. and i?me Ser. liv. 35, col. 1417 ff; Plot Against Christianity, by Elizabeth Dilling. Jewish Encyclopedia, art. "Cabala;" Dict. Apolog., art. "Kabbalah;" Dict. de la Th?ologie Catholique (Paris, 1923), art. "Cabala;" Plot Against Christianity, Elizabeth Dilling, art. Cabala. The most authoritative work on the Jewish Cabala is the Zohar ("Splendor") or Sepher La-Zohar ("The Book of Splendor"). There are two standard editions of the Zohar - the Mantua edition (1559) and that of Amsterdam (1805). A French translation by Jean de Paisley was published in 1906-1911 (Librairie Leroux, Paris). Encyclop. Britt., 11th Edition, 1911, vol, xiii, p. 371 (a); vol. xiv., p. 339 (b); and vol. xvii, p. 346 (b). The British Hermetic Society, founded by Edward Maitland in 1884, has for its object the investigation and propagation of occultism. Gougenot de Mousseaux, Le Juif, la Judaisme et la Judaisation des Peuples Chr?tiennes, p. xxxi, 336, 337. Copin-Albancelli, Le drame Ma?onnique, La conjuration Juive contre le Monde Chr?tien (12th ed., Paris, 1909). Dict. Apolog., art. "Juifs et Chr?tiens," Col. 1667. Again, Mr. H. Belloc writes: "Specially Jewish Institutions, such as Freemasonry (which the Jews had inaugurated as a sort of bridge between themselves and their hosts in the seventeenth century) were particularly strong in Britain; and there arose a political tradition whereby the British State was tacitly accepted by foreign Governments as the official protector of the Jews in other countries." The Jews, p. 23. Nesta Webster, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, pp. 102 and 120. This is true, for instance, of the Grand Lodge of Prussia, and the so-called "Christian" lodges affiliated to it. It is also apparently true of the lodges of some of the rites practiced in Ireland such as that of the Order of the Temple. Nesta Webster, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements, chaps. vii, and ix. L'Antiisemitisme, p. 339. Preuss, American Freemasonry. See index "Kabbalah" and "Kabbalists" Also Dict. Apolog., loc. cit., col. 126. Jewish Encyclopedia, vol. v, p. 503, art. "Freemasonry." Rev. Intern. des. Soc. Sec., May 6, 1928. Jouin, Les Fid?les de la Contre-Eglise Ma?ons, pp. 37-45, where full documentation is given. Benoit, La Franc-Maconnerie (Paris, 1895), vol. ii, pp. 326-330. Fede e Ragione (Fiesole), January 30, 1921, p. 6, for a detailed account of these organizations. Les Fid?les de la Contre-Englise Ma?ons, p. 76 for proofs with full documentation.
In the German Masonic review Latomia, February 28, 1928, the lodges of B'nai B'rith are explicitly referred to as Masonic lodges. In fact, they are the controlling power in German Freemasonry. Jewish Chronicle, October 29, 1889. Nineteenth Century, January, 1881, pp. 10-11, art. by H.M. Hyndman, entitled "The Dawn of a Revolutionary Epoch."
Coningsby, London, 1844, pp. 183-184. Four years after the publication of Coningsby, the year 1848, Disraeli is quoted as saying that "nearly all the Secret Societies have a Jew at the head." L'Histoire et les Histoires, p. 98, par Mgr. Landrieux, Bishop of Dijon (Paris, 1921). Le Juif, la Judaisme, et la Judaisation des Peuples Chr?tiens (Paris, 1869), p. 340. L'Abb? Emmanuel Barbier, Infiltrations Ma?oniques, quoted in Dict. Apolog. art. "Franc-Ma?onnerie," col. 99. Leroy-Beaulieu, Israel Among the Nations. Rev. S.J. Deschamps, Les Soci?t?s et la Soci?t?, vol. iii, p. 25. For a list of the central governing committee of the Universal Israelite Alliance, the Jews' Who's Who. Some writers state that the headquarters have been transferred to New York. Archives Israelites Universelle, tom. xxv, pp. 511-520 (1861). Quoted in Deschamps, loc. cit., p. 24. Deschamps, loc. cit., vol. v, art. "Freemasonry." Deschamps, loc. cit., p. 24. Mgr. Dillon, The War of Anti-Christ with the Church, p. 20. Roger Lambelin, Les Victoires d'Israel, pp. 211-212; Freemasonry and The Anti-Christian Movement, Edward Cahill, p. 92. "As long as there remains among the Gentiles any moral conception of the social order, and until all faith, patriotism, and dignity are uprooted, our reign over the world shall not come . . . And the Gentiles, in their stupidity, have proved easier dupes than we expected them to be. One would expect more intelligence and more practical common sense, but they are no better than a herd of sheep. Let them graze in our fields till they become fat enough to be worthy of being immolated to our future King of the World . . . We have founded many secret associations, which all work for our purpose, under our orders and our direction. We have made it an honor, a great honor, for the Gentiles to join us in our organizations, which are, thanks to our gold, flourishing now more than ever. Yet it remains our secret that those Gentiles who betray their own and most precious interests, by joining us in our plot, should never know that those associations are of our creation, and that they serve our purpose. One of the many triumphs of our Freemasonry is that those Gentiles who become members of our Lodges, should never suspect that we are using them to build their own jails, upon whose terraces we shall erect the throne of our Universal King of the Jews; and should never know that we are commanding them to forge the chains of their own servility to our future King of the World . . . We have induced some of our children to join the Christian Body, with the explicit intimation that they should work in a still more efficient way for the disintegration of the Christian Church, by creating scandals within her. We have thus followed the advice of our Prince of the Jews, who so wisely said: 'Let some of your children become cannons, so that they may destroy the Church.' Unfortunately, not all among the 'convert' Jews have proved faithful to their mission. Many of them have even betrayed us! But, on the other hand, others have kept their promise and honored their word. Thus the counsel of our Elders has proved successful. We are the Fathers of all Revolutions, even of those which sometimes happen to turn against us. We are the supreme Masters of Peace and War. We can boast of being the Creators of the Reformation! Calvin was one of our Children; he was of Jewish descent, and was entrusted by Jewish authority and encouraged with Jewish finance to draft his scheme in the Reformation. (Phillip II, by William Thomas Walsh, p. 248: 'The origin of Calvin' (whose real name was Chauvin). See also: Lucin Wolf, in Transactions, Jewish Historical Society of England, Vol. XI, p. 8; Goris, Les Colonies Marchandes Meridionales ? Anvers; Lea, History of the Inquisition of Spain, III, 413). Martin Luther yielded to the influence of his Jewish friends unknowingly, and again, by Jewish authority, and with Jewish finance, his plot against the Catholic Church met with success. But unfortunately he discovered the deception, and became a threat to us, so we disposed of him as we have so many others who dare to oppose us . . .
Many countries, including the United States have already fallen for our scheming. But the Christian Church is still alive . . . We must destroy it without the least delay and without the slightest mercy. Most of the Press in the world is under our Control; let us therefore encourage in a still more violent way the hatred of the world against the Christian Church. Let us intensify our activities in poisoning the morality of the Gentiles. Let us spread the spirit of revolution in the minds of the people. They must be made to despise Patriotism and the love of their family, to consider their faith as a humbug, their obedience to their Christ as a degrading servility, so that they become deaf to the appeal of the Church and blind to her warnings against us. Let us, above all, make it impossible for Christians to be reunited, or for non-Christians to join the Church; otherwise the greatest obstruction to our domination will be strengthened and all our work undone. Our plot will be unveiled, the Gentiles will turn against us, in the spirit of revenge, and our domination over them will never be realized. Let us remember that as long as there still remain active enemies of the Christian Church, we may hope to become Master of the World . . . And let us remember always that the future Jewish King will never reign in the world before Christianity is overthrown . . . " (From a series of speeches at the B'nai B'rith Convention in Paris, published shortly afterwards in the London Catholic Gazette, February, 1936; Paris Le Reveil du Peuple published similar account a little later).
It was Oliver Cromwell who readmitted the Jews into England in the 17th century. Although Luther and most of the first Protestant leaders were bitterly hostile to the Jews, as was Voltaire who was himself a Jew, and his hostility to the Jews was only to deceive Christians into feeling sorry for the Jew thus gaining easier admittance for them into the overall population of the countries. And two centuries later, the financial and political power of the Cabalistic Jews is due in part to the movements of which Luther and Voltaire were the standard-bearers.
(Abb? Barruel, Memoires sur le Jacobinisme. H. Belloc, The Jews and The Free Press, chap. ix; Roger Lambelin, Les Victoires d'Israel, chap. iv-v; Freemasonry and The Anti-Christian Movement, Edward Cahill. Author of the Kulturkampf, and closely identified with Freemasonry of the extreme type. Deschamps, vol. ii, p. 416. Rev. Intern. des Soc. Sec., May 6, 1928. The Tribune (Rome) of August 28, 1927, for an important article on "Masonic Activity in Bulgaria," which, according to the writer, is directed and controlled by the Cabalistic lodges, some of which are exclusively Jewish, and all include a strong Jewish element. The Jewish lodges are those of the B'nai B'rith. Gustave Gautherot, art. "Franc-Ma?onnerie" in the Dictionaire Apologetique de la Foi Catholique, cols 124-126, where documentation is given to prove the close connection of Freemasonry with the Theosophical and Occultist movement. This is the professed object of the Masonic League of Instruction which was established in France in 1866. S.J. Deschamps, Les Soci?t? Secr?tes et la Soci?t?, vol. iii, p. 427; also Mgr. Jouin, Le Peril Judeo-Maconnique, vol. xii (Le Loi d'Enseignment), p. 99).
Freemasonry usually adopts the pose of outward decency but always on naturalistic principles. Morals and Dogma, p. 206. Mystic Masonry, p. 134. Mystic Masonry, p. 149. Fort, p. 464. Webb, Mon., 240. Kenneth MacKenzie, Royal Masonic Ency. Sickels, p. 84. Craftsman, p. 356. Mackey Juris, p. 38. Sickels, p. 19. Sickels p. 59. Mackey Lex, p. 100. Inner Sanctuary, 1:271. Mackey Rit. p. 123. Webb, Monitor, p. 231. Ritualist, p. 272. Sickels, p. 85. Ritual, p. 23-24. Ritual, p. 25. Ritual, p. 26-17;27; Sickels, p. 55. Sickles, p. 56. Mystic Masonry, p. 248. Clement of Alexandria. Freemasonry, Martin Wagner, p. 282. Matthew 15:24. Matthew 10:6. Isaiah 14:12. Revelation 17:3-6. Matthew 23:29, 33-36. Revelation 18:24. Revelation 19:2. Isaiah 41:8. Also see the following Scriptures: Joshua 1:2; 1 Samuel 23:10; 27:12; 2 Samuel 3:18; 7:8; 1 Kings 8:25; 8:26; 8:59; 11:32; 11:38; 20:32; 2 Kings 5:6; 21:8; 1 Chronicles 17:7; 2 Chronicles 6:16; Nehemiah 1:6; Isaiah 44:1; 44:21; 49:3; 49:6; Jeremiah 30:10; 43:10; 46:27; Ezekiel 28:25; Mal. 4:4. The New Mountain Church and The Vacant Chair, by the Rev. Joaquin Saenz Arriaga, a Mexican priest, Spanish language only.
The theme of the intimate connection between Freemasonry and the expulsion of the Society of Jesus from various countries and later on its temporary suppression has been elaborated by the Abb? Barruel in his celebrated "Memoires sur le Jacobinisme," published 1796. In the same work he shows the predominating influence of Freemasonry in the Jacobin excesses of the French Revolution. On the same subject, cf., Webster, "Secret Societies and Subversive Movements," also the valuable work of G. Martin, apparently a Masonic writer, "La Franc-Maconnerie Francaise et la Preparation de la Revolution (Presses Universitaries de Franc, Paris, 1926)." See also "Rev. Intern. des Soc. Sec., 1926, No. 31, pp. 507ff." Dictionnaire Encyclop?dique de la Th?ologie Catholique, Vol. ,I, art. "illumin?s," pp. 274-275 (Paris, 1861). Isaiah 14:12. 2 Corinthians 11:14. Proofs of a Conspiracy, 1967 edition, p. 71. World Revolution, Nesta Webster, London, 1921, p. 14. Barruel, English translation, entitled History of Jacobinism, London, 1798, Vol. iv, pp. 23-24. Barruel, English translation, History of Jacobinism, p. 134. Robinson, Proofs of a Conspiracy of Freemasons and Illuminati against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, p. 161. Robinson, Proofs of a Conspiracy of Freemasons and Illuminati against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, pp. 39, 44-45. Robinson, Proofs of a Conspiracy of Freemasons and Illuminati against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, p. 191; Barruel, History of Jacobinism, Vol. iv, pp. 317 ff. Robinson, Proofs of a Conspiracy of Freemasons and Illuminati against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, p. 135. Robinson, Proofs of a Conspiracy of Freemasons and Illuminati against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, p. 151. Maynard, Cretineau-Joly, sa Vie Politique (Paris, 1875), pp. 340-420; S.J. Deschamps, Les Soci?t?s Secr?tes et la Soci?t?, Vol. I, chap. vi; Dillon, War of Anti-Christ with the Church, chaps. xiv-xv, for long extracts from these documents. The originals are still in the Vatican archives. Cretineau-Joly, L'Eglise en face de la Revolution, Vol. ii, pp. 120-400, quoted in Mgr. Dillon, The War of Anti-Christ Against the Church, pp. 68-82.
A third instance of important Masonic documents being seized and published by the civil authorities occurred in 1919, when the Hungarian Government upon the fall of Bela Kun suppressed Freemasonry and seized its archives in Budapest which have since been published. Jouin., Le Peril Judaeo-Maconnique, Vol. iii, p. 120; de Poncins, The Secret Powers Behind the Revolution, pp. 68-76. Nesta Webster, World Revolution, pp. 299-304, where citations similar to those given here are quoted from Bucharin, Lenin, and other modern revolutionary leaders. For proofs of the identity of the present policy of Freemasonry with the policy described in the above extracts, see the remarkable brochure entitled La Dictature de la Franc-Maconnerie sur la France, by A.G. Mitchel ("edition spes," Paris, 1924). Compte Rendu du Gr. Or. de France, p. 381, quoted in Catholic Encyclopedia, art. "Masonry." Congr?s de Gen?ve, 1902, pp. 93 ff. Congr?s de Gen?ve, 1902, p. 93. Convent Grand Orient, 1922, p. 362; Michael, p. 19. Convent Grand Orient, 1922, p. 362. Convent Grand Loge de France, 1923, p. 48. Voeu de la Grande Loge de France, 1923, p. 90. Convent Grand Orient, 1923, p. 23.
W.L. Wilmshurst, The Meaning of Masonry, p. 142, quoted in Penney-Hunt, The Menace of Freemasonry, p. 7. Wilmshurst was one of the leading British Freemasons and was a recognized authority on the Craft. The Masonic Initiation, p. 25. The Masonic Initiation, p. 18. Off. Bull, 1885, vii, 29. Quoted in Catholic Encyclopedia, p. 778. Papus was the nom-de-plume of Dr. Gerard Encausse, the biographer of Martinez Pasqualis, who was the founder of the French Martinist Order. Encausse was an avowed Cabalist, and was the President of the Order until his death in 1916. He, consequently, may be presumed to have been within the inner Masonic circle. Mgr. Jouin's, Les Protocols de Nilus, pp. 162-163. As, for instance, in the London Times, August 16-20, 1921. Mgr. Jouin, Les Protocols des Sages de Sion. Trad, Serge Nilus (i?me ed., Paris, 1927); Les Protocols de G. Butmi (Paris, 1922); Les Protocols des Sages de Sion (Coup d'CEil d'ensemble), ioi?me edition (Paris, 1925).These three editions (which are published at 8 Avenue Portalis, Paris) contain all the best matter on the subject so far available; and include introductions, full discussion on genuineness and veracity, valuable appendices, etc. Gottfried Zur Beek, Die Geheimnisse der Weisen von Zion (Berlin, 1991). This edition, which was the first published outside of Russia, has a valuable introduction giving many details of the history of the document in Russia up to 1914. The Jewish Period; Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion (London, 1921) contains only the text of Nilus. The Protocols of the Wise Men of Zion (Beckwith Edition, New York, 1921) gives the text of Nilus (1917), and has an epilogue (pp. 133-164) containing some useful information connected with the Protocols. An Italian edition, edited from the offices of the weekly review Fede e Ragione (437 Corson Umberto, Fiesole), was published in 1921. The Polish edition (published in 1919) has for title Bacznosc! ("Attention"), with the words in Polish as sub-title: "Read and get read, 1897-1920." Jouin, Le Peril Judaeo-Ma?onnique, vols. ii, iii, v and xi 8 Avenue Portalis, Paris). The International Jew, vols.. I to iv, published by the Dearborn Publishing Co., U.S.A., and sold by "The Britons," 40 Great Ormond Street, London, W.C.I. Also the London Times, May 8, 1920, and again, July 12 to 29, 1921; Morning Post ("The Cause of the World's Unrest"), July 12 to 29, 1920, and again October 24 to 27, 1921. L. Wolf, Myth of the Jewish Menace; or, The Forged Protocols (Macmillan, 1922). Webster, Secret Societies and Subversive Movements (London, 1924). The Secret Societies of All Ages & Countries, Charles William Heckethorn, vol. ii, pp. 61-63. Third Edition, p. 224-226; 249-251. 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