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Meet Albert Pike What Masonry says of Pike A Brief history
Pike's letter on war Still revered today Hero or scoundrel?


Meet Albert Pike..

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It is said that he found Freemasonry in a hut and left it in a palace. Without question as you look into this face you look at the spirit of Freemasonry.  Albert Pike is buried in the walls of the 33rd degree headquarters - an honour no other man has ever received.    

His extensive writings are treasured by and quoted from in Freemasonry worldwide. 

His 1000 page book 'Morals and Dogma' is published online at

wpe9.jpg (1358 bytes) It is important to note the symbol hanging around his neck. (enlarge Pike's photo) This is the symbol of Baphomet or Mendes. It appears on much 33rd degree notepaper and in very slightly modified form in their symbolry.

- Scarlet and the Beast, John Daniels, vol 2, page 126 (

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What Masonry says of Albert Pike

This room is a memorial to Albert Pike, who was Grand Commander of this Supreme Council from 1859 until his death in 1891, at the age of 82. During these 32 years, he wrote and compiled many books and became familiar with numerous languages, among them Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit. He is recognized as a great Masonic scholar, philosopher, and historian. He used his vast talents to research and rewrite the Rituals of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. His renown as a jurist, orator, philosopher, scholar, soldier, and poet extends throughout the world
The Albert Pike Room contains, in addition to his personal memorabilia, a model of the monument erected in his memory, the original of which is located at Third Street and Indiana Avenue, Northwest, in Washington, D.C., near the U.S. Department of Labor building. This is the only statue in the District of Columbia honoring a Confederate General. Also included in the Pike Room’s displays are first editions and holograph copies of many of Pike’s works; his original desk, lamp, clock, and chair; many personal items including Masonic regalia, a representative sampling of his large collection of pipes, and a plaster-cast mask similar to a life mask of Abraham Lincoln on display in the Americanism Museum of the House of the Temple

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A brief history

'Thirty-third degree Freemason Albert Pike (1809-1891), the man destined to develop the Luciferian Doctrine for the Masonic hierarchy, could not accept the 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 world, personally receiving 130 Masonic degrees.

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

In his adopted state of Arkansas, Pike was well known as a practitioner of Satanism, Portraits of 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...." '

 - Scarlet and the Beast, John Daniel, Vol 2, Page 37  (

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Pike's world war

Albert Pike wrote to Guiseppe Mazzini on August 15, 1871, calling for world war to force all governments to submit to a one world Masonic Republic. Catalogued, and on display in the British Museum Library at London, the letter reads in part:

We shall unleash the Nihilists and the Atheists and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which, in all its horror, will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, the origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil. Then everywhere, the citizens, forced to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilisation, and the multitude disillusioned with Christianity...anxious for an ideal, but without knowledge where to render its adoration, will receive the pure light..of Lucifer, brought finally out into public view, a manifestation which will result from a general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time

- Scarlet and the Beast, John Daniel, vol 1  (

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A satanist?

In the nineteenth century both Albert Pike of Charleston and his successor Adriano Lemmi have been identified upon abundant authority as being Grand Masters of Societies practising Satanism and as performing hierarchal functions of “the Devil” at the modern Sabbat.      

- ‘The History of Witchcraft’ by Montague Summers, Page 8 .

Greatly Revered today

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Masons are quick to deny Pike's influence on masonry when his explicit Luciferian doctrines are quoted - but the fact is that he is still regarded by all masons as their figure head even in the year 2000. 

- from a Masonic website

Hero or scoundrel?

The Smithsonian Associates Civil war studies, in their newsletter volume 5, number 1 write..

Carved at the base of Albert Pike's statue at Third and D Streets in Northwest Washington are the words, "philosopher, jurist, orator, author, poet, scholar, soldier."  Some of his contemporaries could accurately add, "libertine, traitor, glutton, incompetent, murderer."


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