of Masonic terms
Acacia: Any of various chiefly tropical trees of
the genus Acacia, having compound leaves and tight clusters of small
yellow or white flowers.
Accord: To make to conform or agree; bring into harmony.
Advancement: Movement forward, i.e., the movement from one degree
to the next.
Artificer: A skilled worker, craftsman. A person adept at
designing and constructing, an inventor.
Bourn; Bourne: A boundary, as between properties; limit.
Cable Tow: A compound word of Masonic coinage combining
cable (a rope) and tow (a rope for pulling).
Cardinal: Of basic importance.
Circumscribe: To draw a circular line by the compasses; symbolic
of the boundary line of Masonic conduct.
Clandestine: Concealed, usually for some secret or
illicit purpose. In Freemasonry, illegal, not authorized.
Cleft: Opening made by a crack or crevice; a hollow
between two parts.
Contention: Strife or struggle.
Cowan: A Masonic term which means intruder or one who accidently
enters where he is not wanted. This is not to be confused with the word
eavesdropper or one who deliberately tries to overhear and see what is not
meant for his eyes and ears.
Emulation: The desire to equal or surpass; ambitious
Equivocation: The use o equivocal language, e.g., words
capable of two interpretations, cryptic, evasive, ambiguous.
Guttural: From the Latin "guttur", the throat.
Inviolate: Kept sacred or unbroken.
Lay or Inlay: The manner or position in which something
is situated (lay). To set (a piece of wood, metal, etc.) into a surface to
form a design that is usually level with the surface (inlay).
Manual: Relating to the hand, from the Latin
"manus", a hand.
Mercenary: Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material
gain; greedy, venal.
Pectoral: Belonging to the breast; from the Latin "pectus", the
Pedal: Belonging to the feet, from the Latin "pedes",
Perjured: Having wilfully told a lie while under lawful
oath or affirmation; having broken an oath.
Profane: One not initiated into the Fraternity of Craft,
a non Mason.
Worshipful: As used in Worshipful Master, From the Anglo-Saxon,
worthship (worthy); honorable or respectable. The term has no religious or
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Freemasonry tries to debunk all links between itself and luciferian
doctrine using Leo Taxil's confession.
It can be read in full by clicking
Without question (as I hope I can shortly prove) it is a last century
Masonic attempt to deal with the embarrassment that Masonry experienced
when General Albert
Pike's letter giving instructions to the 23 supreme councils of the
world fell into public hands.
This extract from John Daniel's 'Scarlett and the Beast'
volume 2 gives an account of the details behind Albert Pike's letter to the
hierarchy of world Freemasonry, and the letter itself..
Pike took fifty years to develop and gradually introduce his
Luciferian Rite to a select few within the 33rd Degree Supreme Council
at Charleston. He also converted the Masonic hierarchy in London,
Berlin, and Rome. During the latter half of his work,
however, French atheists began to attack spiritism and symbolism within
French Lodges. By 1877 French Freemasonry overtly declared what it had
covertly taught since 1840- that there is no god but humanity. English
Freemasonry, which demands a belief in deity, immediately broke
fellowship with the French Grand Orient. Pike, as
sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry, wanted to heal the rift by
presenting his Luciferian Doctrine at the July 14, 1889, Supreme Council
convention in Paris, France. Unable to travel due to poor health, he
instead explicated the doctrine in a letter to be read on the convention
floor. Afterward the letter was published by A. C. De La Rive in LaFemme
et t'Enfant dans la Franc-Maconnerie Universelle. The
Freemason, a Masonic periodical in England, noted the reading of the
letter in its January 19, 1935, issue. Count de Poncins quotes portions
of the letter in Freemasonry and the Vatican. The most
comprehensive quote, however, comes to us from Edith Miller in Occult Theocrasy.
Following is Albert Pike's 1889 concept of how Lucifer should be
presented to high degree Masons, while keeping the lower degree
initiates and the general public ignorant:
That which we must say to the crowd is - We worship
a God, but it is the God that one adores without superstition.
To you, Sovereign Grand Inspectors General [of the
33rd degree], we say this, that you may repeat it to the Brethren of
the 32nd, 31st, and 30th degrees - The Masonic religion should be, by
all of us initiates of the high degrees, maintained in the purity of
the Luciferian doctrine.
If Lucifer were not God, would Adonay, the God of
the Christians, whose deeds prove his cruelty, perfidy, and hatred of
man, barbarism and repulsion for science, would Adonay and his
priests, calumniate him?
Yes, Lucifer is God, and unfortunately Adonay is
also God. For the eternal law is that there is no light without shade,
no beauty without ugliness, no white without black, for the absolute
can only exist as two Gods: darkness being necessary to light to serve
as its foil as the pedestal is necessary to the statue, and the brake
to the locomotive.
In analogical and universal dynamics one can only
lean on that which will resist. Thus the universe is balanced by two
forces which maintain its equilibrium, the force of attraction and
that of repulsion. These two forces exist in physics, philosophy and
religion. And the scientific reality of the divine dualism is
demonstrated by the phenomena of polarity and by the universal law of
sympathies and antipathies. That is why the intelligent disciples of
Zoroaster, as well as, after them, the Gnostics, the Manicheans and
the Templars have admitted, as the only logical metaphysical
conception, the system of the divine principles fighting eternally,
and one cannot believe the one inferior in power to the other.
Thus, the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the
true and pure philosophic religion is the belief in Lucifer, the equal
of Adonay; but Lucifer, God of Light and God of Good, is struggling
for humanity against Adonay, the God of Darkness and Evil.
Pages 39/40 'Scarlett and the Beast', vol 2,
Twenty years later a man called
better known as Léo Taxil suddenly
announced at a public meeting in Paris that he had concocted a huge
elaborate joke that had fooled everyone and that now, as a consequence
of his confession, the above letter could be disregarded.
The record of the confession runs to more than
It is recorded in full conversational style so it
is clearly not a press release. For example..
A churchman: "What you are doing right now is abominable,
Another listener: "For your
punishment, a priest will never receive your confession. You are an
Another listener: "All priests
in this hall ought to leave at once!"
Abbott Garnier: "No! We must
listen the scoundrel to the end!" (some people in the
audience stand up and leave)
Taxil "Whether you leave or not doesn't matter. I
Now today - more than a century later
- this would be a serious undertaking for any journalist using the most
sophisticated typing equipment. Go back in your mind to the means of
writing available in 1897 and then try to imagine these 13,000+ words
being recorded in their full moment by moment spontaneity. Just
speak the short sample passage above out loud in the hasty angry tones
that are implied and ask someone to write (or even type) the
conversation. You'll soon see what any court of law would see. That
the above is a carefully crafted piece of deception.
Even the way it is recorded for public
consumption is as an amateur playwright would write. For example..
A voice. "That was a successful prank!"
Another listener. "These
freemasons were your accomplices!"
Taxil "You bet!... "
Only one group of people would benefit
from such a carefully crafted deception. Freemasonry.
all its obvious nonsense - such as Albert Pike meeting with the devil at
3pm every Friday at Masonic HQ - it had at the heart of it, the sole
purpose, the single minded intent, of debunking Albert Pike's instructions
to the 23 supreme councils of the world.
If the Pike letter in question was the
ONLY reference by Pike or other Masonic leaders to luciferian doctrine
then the ploy may have succeeded.
The truth is that the letter
authenticates itself when set against Pike's known beliefs and writings
and the beliefs and writings of his high ranking colleagues. Again, an
extract from John Daniel's 'Scarlett and the Beast' volume 2..
Thirty-third degree Freemason Albert Pike
(1809-1891), the man destined to develop the Luciferian Doctrine for the
Masonic hierarchy, could not accept that Lucifer and Satan were the same
personality. While teaching his beliefs to a select few in the Supreme
Council Pike became the most powerful Mason in the world.
Although an obscure general in the
Confederate Army during the American Civil War, he was hardly
inconspicuous in Freemasonry. From 1859 until his death in 1891, Pike
occupied simultaneously the positions of Grand Master of the Central
Directory at Washington, D.C., Grand Commander of the Supreme Council at
Charleston, S.C., and Sovereign Pontiff of Universal Freemasonry. He
was an honorary member of almost every Supreme
Council in the Albert Pike world,
personally receiving 130 Masonic degrees.
Pike also was one of the most physically and morally
repulsive individuals in American history. Weighing well over three
hundred pounds, his sexual proclivity was to sit naked astride a phallic
throne in the woods, accompanied by a gang of prostitutes. To these
orgies he would bring one or more wagonloads of food and liquor, most of
which he would consume over a period of two days until he passed into a
In his adopted state of Arkansas, Pike was well known
as a practitioner of Satanism. Portraits in his later years show him
wearing a symbol of the Baphomet around his neck. Pike, however, did not
believe the Baphomet was Satan. In Morals and Dogma he explains
that this symbol was misunderstood by those who were not adepts";
that it was "invented ages before, to conceal what it was [too]
dangerous to avow."
Pike, a gifted polyglot who mastered sixteen ancient
languages, discovered that the Baphomet was originally a symbol of
Lucifer, the hermaphrodite god of pagans. He found in paganism no
adversary known as Satan. Satan was mentioned only in, the Bible, and
according to Pike, was a fabrication of Christians. "Thus,"
writes Pike, "the doctrine of Satanism is a heresy; and the true
and pure philosophic religion is the belief in Lucifer...."
In 1843, while Pike was developing his Luciferian
doctrine for Freemasonry, two other Masons were
attempting to penetrate the inner shrines of the
Fraternity with the doctrine of Satanism. Henry Wadsworth
Longfellow (1807-1882), the famous American poet, and Moses
Holbrook (d. 1844), the Sovereign Grand Commander of the Supreme Council
at Charleston, S.C., had both studied thoroughly the occult sciences.
Although they enjoyed discussing with Pike the mysteries of the Cabala,
these two Satanists were unable to convert General Pike to the
cabalistic view of Satan, which teaches two basic doctrines: (1) the
Adversary was once Lucifer; and (2) Satan is a power to be used for
either good or evil.
Pike describes the cabalistic view of Satan in his
book Morals and Dogma, published in 1871 for the Southern
Jurisdiction of Scottish Rite Freemasonry:
The true name of Satan, the Kabalists say, is that
of Yahveh [sic] reversed; for Satan is not a black god, but the
negation of God. The Devil is the personification of Atheism or
For the Initiates, this is not a Person, but a
Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil. It is the
instrument of Liberty or Free Will. They represent this Force, which
presides over the physical generation, under the mythologic and horned
form of the God Pan; thence came the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of
the Ancient Serpent, and the Light-bearer or Phosphor, of which the
poets have made the false Lucifer of the Legend.
Pike accuses poets of falsifying the nature and role
of Lucifer by making him Satan. For example, Longfellow believed Satan
was the Fallen Angel, while John Milton in Paradise Lost, made
Lucifer the hero of the tale.
In contrast, Pike's writings teach that Lucifer never
fell, that he is the light of the world, equal in power to Almighty God,
yet less transcendent at the present time. To stress his point, in Morals
and Dogma Pike ridicules the book of Revelation for denying Lucifer
equality with God: "The Apocalypse is.. .the Apotheosis of that
Sublime Faith which aspires to God alone, and despises all the pomps and
works of Lucifer....
Pike's scorn is directed toward those who have faith
only in the God of the Apocalypse without giving Lucifer due respect. He
continues his eulogy to Lucifer in the next sentence: "Strange and
mysterious name to give to the spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of
the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors
intolerable blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish souls? Doubt it not!
Pike believed the pagan doctrine that Lucifer was the
beneficent god who taught men science. Warren Weston, in Father of
Lies (1930s), confirms that the ancients knew Lucifer as
Prometheus, the friend of men, who gave them fire,
taught them all the crafts, showed them the rich ore and precious
stones buried in the earth.... It is for these countless benefactions
conferred on humanity that the jealous spirits who claim to be true
gods have combined against him and wronged him. He is the brightest
angel unjustly cast out of heaven, Lucifer, son of the morning.
Pike was also sarcastic in his denunciation of the
early apostles and church fathers, whom he claimed continued the
suppression of science. As you read Pike's denunciation, you will sense
that the "science" to which he refers is new age doctrine, or,
as illustrated in II Chronicles 33:6 - witchcraft:
The dunces who led primitive Christianity astray,
by substituting faith for science, reverie for experience, the
fantastic for the reality; and the inquisitors who for so many ages
waged against Magism [sic] a war of extermination, have succeeded in
shrouding in darkness the ancient discoveries of the human mind; so
that we now grope in the dark to find again the key of the phenomena
Pages 37 - 39 'Scarlett and the Beast', vol
2, John Daniel
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Albert Pike wore a large symbol of baphomet
around his neck Indeed it appears on much 33rd
degree notepaper in slightly modified form. (See below)
Compare top satanist Aleister Crowley's bahphomet
X symbol on left with the symbol on much of 33rd degree notepaper on
This is the 'god' that this symbol represents!
Thirty third degree Mason Manley P. Hall amplifies the
luciferian doctrine on page 48 of his book 'The Lost keys of
Freemasonry' when he says
When the Mason learns that the key to the
warrior on the block is the proper application of the dynamo of living power, he has
learned the mystery of his craft. The seething energies of Lucifer are in his hands and
before he may step onwards and upwards he must prove his ability to properly apply (this)
Domenico Margiotta 33rd degree Mason has written
"Palladism is necessarily a luciferian rite. Its religion is Manichaean
neo-gnostism, teaching that the divinity is dual and that lucifer is equal of
lucifer the God of Light and Goodness struggling for humanity against Adonay the God of
darkness and Evil.. Albert Pike had only specified
and unveiled the dogmas of the high grades of all other masonries, for in no matter what
rite, The Great architect of the Universe is not the God worshipped by Christians"
Extract from 'Masonry - beyond the light' Wm.Schnoebelen former 32nd degree Mason
Famous witches and satanists have understood the 'power' behind
Arthur Edward Waiteoccult
writer and Masonic historian
Dr. Wynn Westcottmember of
the Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia and founding member of the occult Order of the
S. L. MacGregor Mathersco-founder
of the Golden Dawn,
satanist of this century and founder of the anti-christ religion of Thelema.
Dr. Gerard Encaussé(Papus)
masterful author, teacher of the Tarot and leader of the occult Martinistes society.
Dr. Theodore Reusshead of
the O.T.O., a German occult/satanic society which made Crowley its head for the British
George Pickingillthe master
warlock (male witch) of 19th century England, leader of the "Pickingill covens."
Annie Besantleader of the
occult Theosophical society and Co-Masonic hierarch. (Yes, there are female Masons!)
Alice Baileyfounder of the
New Age organization, Lucis (formerly Lucifer) Trust
Bishop C. W. LeadbetterTheosophist,
mentor to the failed New Age "Christ", Krishnamurti, and prelate in the occult
Liberal Catholic Church.
Manly P. HallRosicrucian
adept, author, founder of the Philosophical Research Society
Gerald B. Gardnerfounder of
the modem Wiccan (white Witchcraft) revival.
"King of the Witches" in London and one of the most influential leaders of Wicca
Extract from 'Masonry -beyond the light' by
Wm.Schnoebelen. ( a former 32nd degree mason)