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Category Archives: Freemasonry
An informative documentary for anyone interested in the origins of Freemasonry. You Tube summary asks, “who was the original “Widow’s Son” [brethren at grave of Hiram Abiff, picture]? That all depends on who you ask. Documentary explores particular thread of Masonic history, namely – origin of the third degree, and the ‘lineage’ of the Craft. Sources include earliest manuscripts, exploring certain facts not often brought to light, we shall see why the Mark of Tubal-Cain is an indelible stampe of heritage of the thoughtful Mason.” Documentary “Mystery of the Widow’s Son – The Legend of the Craft” begins below fold.
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Terry Melanson summarizes, in 2001 article, “The All-Seeing Eye, The President, The Secretary and The Guru,” how much occult influence Roosevelt and Wallace had on the United States:
“In 1934, Secretary of Agriculture, soon-to-be Vice-President (1940-44) and 32nd degree freemason Henry Wallace submitted a proposal to the president to mint a coin depicting the seal’s obverse and reverse. President Franklin D Roosevelt, also a 32nd degree freemason, liked the idea but opted to instead place it on the dollar bill. According to Henry Wallace, in a letter dated February 6, 1951, ‘the Latin phrase Novus Ordo Seclorum impressed me as meaning the “New Deal” of the Ages’.”
Wallace guru, Nicholas Roerich receives much of the credit, in occult circles, for placing Great Seal of the United States (picture) in everyone’s hands as writer Melanson makes clear:
“…occultists regard Roerich as the guiding hand behind the placement of America’s Great Seal and the All-Seeing Eye, and matter-of-factly state that it was at Roerich’s insistence that Wallace approach Roosevelt about finally printing the All-Seeing Eye on the dollar bill…both Wallace and Roerich were members of the Theosophical Society, this is how Wallace met his Master.”
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THE S3CR3T SUN delves into history of Saint Patrick’s Day to make some interesting connections. The blog shares: “3/17 is also the date of a Masonically-created holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. The story has it that the holiday was established by high level Freemason, George Washington, allegedly to reward Irish soldiers in the Continental Army… Washington issued a proclamation during the Revolutionary War, declaring March 17, 1780 a holiday for the Continental Army, then stationed in Morristown, New Jersey, in honor of the many soldiers of Irish ancestry and those born in Ireland. It was reported that this was the first holiday granted the troops in two years. Washington’s remark that the proclamation was ‘as an act of solidarity with the Irish in their fight for independence,’ was possibly the origins of St. Patrick’s Day in America as an expression of Irish nationalism as much as Irish heritage or of honoring a Christian saint. Since many lodges in Revolutionary-era America were chartered under the Grand Lodge of Ireland [picture, right], I’m willing to bet those Irish soldiers were predominantly Freemasons (remember this is pre-Morgan Affair, when Freemasons were hardcore).”
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Vigilant Citizen (VC) takes reader behind veil to reveal what’s with hand gesture inside coat in “The Hidden Hand that Shaped History.” VC reveals gesture part of 13th degree of Scottish Rite Freemasonry AKA Royal Arch Degree: “The ‘hidden hand’ can, in fact, be found in the rituals of the Royal Arch Degree of Freemasonry and the world leaders that use this sign are subtly saying to other initiates of the order: ‘This is what I’m part of, this is what I believe in and this is what I’m working for’….The Royal Arch Degree (the 13th degree of the Scottish Rite or the 7th degree of the York Rite) is also known as the Mason of the Secret. During this Degree, initiates are said to receive great Masonic truths….It is during this degree that the initiate learns the sacred name of God.”
VC informs holy name is Jahbulon and cites from Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor: “JEHOVAH. Of the varieties of this sacred name in use among the different nations of the earth, three particularly merit the attention of Royal Arch Masons:
1. JAH. This name of God is found in the 68th Psalm, v. 4.
2. BAAL OR BEL. This word signifies a lord, master, or possessor, and hence it was applied by many of the nations of the East to denote the Lord of all things, and the Master of the world.
3. ON. This was the name by which JEHOVAH was worshiped among the Egyptians.”
“The initiation ritual to this degree re-enacts the return to Jerusalem of three Most Excellent Masons who were held captive in Babylon….at one point, the initiate is asked to learn a secret password and a hand sign in order to go through a series of veils. The…hand sign required to go through the second veil, as documented in Duncan’s Masonic Ritual and Monitor [bottom picture],” informs VC, “…this hand gesture is said to be inspired by Exodus 4:6. In this biblical verse, the heart (“bosom”) stands for what we are, the hand for what we do. It can thus be interpreted as : What we are is what we ultimately do. The symbolic significance of this gesture might explain the reason why it is so widely used by famous Masons. The hidden hand lets the other initiates know that the individual depicted is part of this secret Brotherhood and that his actions were inspired by the Masonic philosophy and beliefs. Furthermore, the hand that executes the actions is hidden behind cloth, which can symbolically refer to covert nature of the Mason’s actions.”