Scottish Poet and Freemason: Robert Burns

Robert Burns

Freemasonry has no greater name in its ranks, other than that of Robert Burns (Rabbie Burns). Higher tribute there is none for any man to say, justly, that the world is gentler and more joyous for his having lived; and that may truly be said of Robert Burns, whose very name is an emblem of pity, joy and brotherly love.

Robert Burns was born on the 25th January 1759 in Alloway, Ayrshire, Scotland in a two roomed cottage, the home of a tenant farmer. His parents being William Burnes and Agnes Broun, who ran a small market garden.

In 1766, William Burnes faced a dilemma, he could no longer earn enough to support his growing family. The family set up home at Mount Oliphant Farm, a few miles down the road. It was at this time, William saw to it that his gifted son Robert received some form of education. By the spring of 1777 the family left Mount Oliphant before William faced financial ruin, and moved to Lochlea Farm.

The problems faced by William Burnes and other farmers at that time, was the short lease system, granted to farmers. If a farmer improved his land, he would find the rent would increase when it was time to renew his lease. So it was, they attempted to scrape a living from the poor soil, as best they could. William Burnes was one of these farmers.

On the 4th July 1781, aged just twenty-two Burns was initiated into the mysteries of Freemasonry at St.David’s Lodge, Tarbolton as an Apprentice. The Second and Third degrees were conferred upon him that very night following his initiation.

In February 1781, peasant farmer William Burnes died. Robert and his brother Gilbert rented the farm of Mossgiel, from lawyer Gavin Hamilton. Robert would spend little time on the farm, he let his brother Gilbert take over the running of it, as he spent more time on his writing and love of women.

On the 27th July 1784, Burns was elected Depute Master of St.James Lodge at Tarbolton, a position he held until St.John’s Day 1788.

In 1785 Robert Burns had an affair with household servant, one Elizabeth Paton, which bore a child out of wedlock.

In 1785/86 Robert Burns had an affair with Jean Armour, resulting in the birth of twins in 1786, much to her father’s displeasure. The couple announced they be married, but Jean was forced into requesting an annulment by her father.

In 1786 Robert Burns released his book of “Kilmarnock Poems” which received much praise from his critics and public alike. In the same year he moved to Edinburgh as his fame as a poet grew, where he mingled within literary circles.

On the 26th October 1786, Burns was made an honary member of St.John’s Lodge, Kilmarnock, with the designation of being a “Poet.” Major William Parker master of the lodge, became a great friend of Burns, to the point of subscribing to thirty-five copies of his collection of poems.

In 1787 Burns was made a Royal Arch Mason in Eyemouth

With fame as a poet, Jean Armour’s Mason father consented to an official marriage between Robert Burns and Jean Armour in 1788.

Success was short lived, but Burns the poet had a family to support, and so in 1791 relocated to Dumfries to take up the position of an excise officer.

Burns had another love, collecting and composing traditional Scottish songs. He will always be remembered for his composition “ Auld Lang Syne” sung across the world, in celebration of New Year.

Robert Burns, famed Scottish poet died in Dumfries in 1796 at the age of 37. He lived for the day, his love was writing, women and drink, leaving behind a trail of illegitimate children and broken relationships.

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Rosicrucians: Out of Darkness

Rosicrucian Order

In the 18th century, some four hundred years after the Templar Order had been forced out of the limelight.  They were to emerge as an influential Order within Masonic and Rosicrucian beliefs.

Karl Gottheff, Varon von Hund, founder of the Strict Observance Rite, who established Templar traditions, Templar rules within the Masons.  Baron von Hund had been initiated into the Paris Lodge, led by Lord Kilmarnock, Grand Master of Scottish Freemasons, and the Guardians of Templar traditions.

Supporters of the Jacobite cause claimed that a Masonic Lodge had been founded in 1700’s Scotland, and drew its charter from a surviving Templar Chapter, which had been operational for some 700 years, in Bristol.

At his Masonic initiation, von Hund claims to have met with the knight of the Red Feather, better known as Prince Charles Stuart.  Baron von Hund went on to found a German branch of the neo-Templar’s in Germany.  Based on von Hund’s account of things, the Scottish chapter of the Knights Templar had been founded by two English members of the Order.  They who had discovered the Elixir of Life, and actively practised alchemy.

A popular 18th century occult myth states that Templar’s were initiates of Gnostic teachings passed down by the Essenes, they who had iniated Jesus into its mysteries.  Meo-Templarism attempted to combine pagan and wisdom with Christian ideals.  According to Freemasonry, Templar influence of the 18th century spoke of a myth; three renegade Knights betrayed King Phillip of France to fellow Masons, who murdered Hiram Abiff in Solomon’s Temple.  Masonic references of assassination of Charles de Monte Carmel a prominent Templar who underwent a ritual murder…  This murder according to 18th century Masons, marked a turning point in the history of the Knights Templar and led to their eventual downfall.

The survival of the Knights Templar tradition was masterminded by Jacques de Molay, the Order’s last Grand Master, whilst in a French prison awaiting his execution.  On the evening of the 17th March 1314 the night before being burnt at the stake on unproved charges of heresy.  DeMolay sent a trusted aide to the Templar’s secret crypt in Paris, where the Order’s past Grand Master’s had been entombed.  Symbolic objects sacred to the Order, were duly removed.

Jacques de Molay trusted his aide, with the future of the Knights Templar.  The two pillars which stood at the entrance to the templar tombs were in fact hollow and contained money and artefacts.  It was De Molay’s wish that they be removed, before falling into the hands of the French Monarchy.  The Templar money and symbolic objects were to be used in the re-creation of the Order, preventing the loss of their secrets.

The two pillars of the crypt entrance were copies of the obelisks which stand at the gateway of Solomon’s Temple.  The pillars held detailed manuscripts, detailing occult teachings within the Templar Order.

Johann Augustus Starck, another claimant of the Templar revival, encountered Masonic Templarism whilst teaching in St.Petersburg.  He went on to make contact with surviving Templar Order’s in Southern France, they who were renowned for practising in the Cathar style.  It was Stark’s belief that the Templar’s had inherited occult from the likes of Persia, Seria and Egypt, and these were passed on to the Essenic secret society, operating in the Middle East during the Crusades.

His version of neo-Templarism received approval leading to patronage of European aristocrats and membership of new Masonic Templar lodges.  Gustav III of Sweden became a patron to neo-Templarism, a firm supporter of the Scottish Pretenders and the Jacobites.

Frederick the Great

Frederick the Great

In 1767, Frederick the Great founded two neo-Masonic lodges; “Order of the Architects of Africa,” and the “Knights of Light.”  That same year, Frederick the Great became a financial supporter of Orthodox Freemasonry.  In the next year (1768) Frederick commissioned the construction of a Grand Lodge for the Prussians.

A few years later, the title Illuminati was one of the Masonic Secret Societies.  The “Order of the Illuminati, the occultists became a title associated by Rosicrucian’s and known as key figures in secret political history.

The grand convention of Masonic Lodges in 1771 openly admitted mythical descent from the Templar Order.  Johann Augustus Stark’s group merged with Baron von Hund’s.

adam-weishauptThe Illuminati were founded by Adam Weishaupt, a professor at the Bavarian University of Ingoldstat, in the year 1776, the same year as the American Revolution.  He being of Jewish descent, educated by Jesuits in the Catholic faith.

Whilst an undergraduate, Weishaupt studied Ancient Pagan Religions, Eleusinian Mysteries and Theories of the Greek mystic and philosopher; Pythagoras.  As a student drafted a constitution for a secret society, centred on paganism.

In 1774, he made contact with a Masonic lodge in Germany, and was disappointed by what he found.  They being ignorant to occult and Masonic connections, with no knowledge of pagan symbolism.

On the 1st May 1776, Adam Weishaupt announced the foundation of the “Order of Perfectibilists,” which later became known as the Illuminati.

Weishaupt had a vision, a political vision, a utopian state, with the abolition of private property, social authority and nationality.  He believed human beings would live in harmony, within a brotherhood, based on love, peace, spiritual wisdom and equality.  His main targets of reform were the Monarchy, Church and rich landowners.

The Illuminists attempted overthrow of Hapsburg in 1784, which led to the Bavarian government banning all secret societies, and so it was Weishaupt’s followers went underground.

Comte de Mirabeau a prominent Illuminist, was one of the founders responsible for the French Revolution of 1789.  Aiming at the destruction of the French Monarchy and destroying the Catholic Church, to be replaced by the “Religion of Love,” across France.

Early 1791, allegations arose about the role played by Masons and Illuminate, partly based on the confessions of Comte Cagliostro (Comte Cagliostro born Joseph Balsamo in Parlemo, Sicily in 1743) arrested in 1789 on charges of heresy.

Comte Cagliostro

Comte Cagliostro

Cagliostro married Lorenza Felicioni whom he controlled by use of hypnotism, taught to him by Dr.Mesmer a fellow Mason.  Lorenza went on to denounce her husband in the “Inquisition for practising heresy.”  He spoke of an international conspiracy by Illuminati, neo-Templar’s and Freemasons, taking place across Europe.  He revealed their ultimate object, was to complete work started by the original Knights Templar; the overthrow of the Papacy and the election of an Illuminist as Pope.

He went on to confess that large sums of money had been deposited in banks in Holland, Italy, France and England to finance revolutions.  Funds to finance the French Revolution came from the House of Rothschild… Was this fact or fiction, was Comte Cagliostro just trying to save his life.  No historical evidence can be found to support such claims.

The radicalism of Masonic Lodges prior to the French Revolution, alienated followers amongst aristocratic classes in France.  By 1792 few lodges were still practising, and faced hostilities from the revolutionary government.  At Versailles former Grand Master of a Templar lodge was lynched by an angry mob.  Masonry came under suspicion by those in power, in their belief of a counter revolution.

The Masons who had helped start the French Revolution, and within a few years became a victim of their own creation.

French Revolution

French Revolution

By 1796, it had become common knowledge that Masons and Templars had a hand in the French Revolution of 1789.  With Jacques de Molay, Templar’s last Grand Master, a prisoner in the Bastille before his execution in 1314, and as such, the Bastille was the first target for the mob.  It wasn’t long before connections revealed that the Templar’s and Jesuits were dedicated to the creation of a church within a church.

Duc’d Orleans, Grand Master of French freemasonry an illuminist, plotted against the French Royal family.  It is believed he practised a secret occult ritual, using relics from the past, which once belonged to de Molay.  Were these the sacred objects from the Templar Crypt in Paris?  Unfortunately, historical writings are unable to provide the answer.

“The Tomb of Jacques de Molay” was published in France of 1796, claiming that the French Revolution was the work of anarchists, they who could trace their lineage back to the Templar’s and Assassins.

Father Bamuel a Jesuit priest published his book; “Memoires pour serir de I’histoire du Jacobinisme,” tracing the survival of Manichean heresy through Catharism, Assassins, Templars, Freemasons and French Revolution.

The Royal Families of Europe were shocked by the Illuminist plot of universal revolution, they had witnessed the French Revolution and feared being next in line.  In 1790 the Bavarian government brought in a law that membership of the Illuminati was classed as a capital offence.

England feared the hand of these secret societies, and Parliament attempted to bring in the “Unlawful Societies Act,” which would have outlawed Freemasonry.  It failed, because they never dabbled in politics.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte

Napoleon Bonaparte’s rise meant Freemasons faced a bleak future.  Bonaparte was well aware of the Illuminist’s role in the French Revolution.  He used the Freemasons for his own political ends.

Joseph and Lucien, brothers of Napoleon Bonaparte became Grand Masters of the Orient.  They attracted many new members, and by the end of his reign the Grand Orient boasted some 1200 lodges across France, and by the 1800’s had infiltrated the French Colonies.

In the March of 1808, a neo-Templar Order held a public requiem for Jacques de Molay, the last Grand Master of the Knights Templar.  Held at St.Paul’s Church in Paris, presided over by the Canon of Notre Dame; Abbe Pierre Romains.

In 1809 a secret Masonic Lodge came into being in France “Sublimes Maitres Parfait” (Sublime Perfect Masters), with similarities to Catharism.  They opposed Napoleon and saw him as a traitor of France.

The pre-Royalist Masonic Lodge claimed success in 1814, with the abdication of Napoleon Bonaparte in favour of King Louis XVII.  The Paris revolt of 1830, led to Louis Philippe taking his place on the throne.

king louis Philippe

Louis Philippe

Louis Philippe placed Freemasons under his protection, appointed Duc d’Orleans his son, as the Order’s new Grand Master.

The Masonic convention of 1842 held in Strasburg, sowed the seeds of the 1848 Revolution by radical elements in European Masonry; they preached anarchism and socialism.

In 1850 Napoleon III made it law, that Grand Orient Lodges were forbidden to interfere in politics, even though they received support of the politicians.

The Illuminati failed to create social order across France, but had influenced another revolution.

In 1776 American colonists challenged the British in the War of Independence, the blueprint, a society based on democracy, freedom and social equality… A New World.

American War of Independence

The American Revolution, a social experiment engineered by secret societies.

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Medieval Rosicrucian History

Rosicrucian Order

The Rosicrucian Order

According to Rosicrucian mythical history, the said order survived the demise of pagan religions and the rise of Christianity.  It is believed, when the baby Jesus was born in Bethlehem, three initiates of the Order, travelled from the east to pay their respects.  Emperor Charlemagne of the Holy Roman Emperor, an early Mason built Gothic Cathedrals and went on to found a Rosicrucian lodge at Toulouse and one in France in the 9th century.  A heretical group of Roman Catholic monks founded the Order’s first Rosicrucian College in 1000 AD.

Grand Masters of the Order have contained many notable figures throughout history:

  • Dante, the Italian writer, poet and philosopher.
  • Francis Bacon, Chancellor of England under the reign of King James.
  • Robert Boyle, the English scientist.
  • Sir Christopher Wren, England’s renowned architect following the Great Fire of London, most remembered for St.Paul’s Cathedral.
  • Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolution of 1776.
  • Thomas Jefferson, President of U.S.A.

The Order itself had been in existence for some 3500 years, since its foundation in Ancient Egypt, under the rule of Pharaoh Thutmoses III of the 18th Dynasty.

The Rosicrucian’s political manifesto called for the abolishment of the current monarchy, and replaced by wise rulers.

  • A radical reformation of sciences and philosophy based on spiritual principles.
  • The discovery of universal medicine, one which would cure all illnesses and diseases.

English Civil War

The English Civil War of 1640 laid the foundations for revolution, giving the King the right to rule, without any divine rights.  A bloody conflict ended the French Revolution with the death of an English King.

Writings have been put forward, that the Order of the Rosy Cross was founded by ex-members of the Templar Order, after Pope Clement suppressed the Order.  The Order of the Templar’s and Rosy Cross (Rosicrucian’s), both used the same symbol, and dedicated to political and religious reforms.  Both were secretly engaged in occult and pagan practices.  Medieval Rosicrucian’s were credited with possession of magical powers; prolonging youth, summoning of spirits, invisibility and turning lead into gold.

Rosy Cross, the term derives from Latin; dew, crux or cross, the chemical sign for light.  Rosy Cross translates to that of an occult symbol of alchemical, turning matter into spirit, represented by lead and gold.

Based upon Freemasonry, occult symbolism of the Order of the Rosy Cross, represents evolution of humanity from materialism to spiritual perfection.  Symbolism changed the Order’s political aims, restoration of ancient world sciences, destroyed by Christianity.

Rosicrucian’s and Freemasons became linked at an early age, based on the Masonic poem of 1638:

“For what we presage is not in grosse,
for we be brethren of the Rosie Crosse,
we have the Mason’s Word and second sight,
things to come we can foretell aright.”

This informs us that the Rosicrucian’s knew the inner secrets of Freemasonry, possessing psychic powers to tell the future.

King Edward IIIThe Order of the Garter used the same symbol as the Rosy Cross in its symbolism, and as such has been linked with the Rosicrucian’s.  Founded in 1348 by Plantagenet King Edward III of England and dedicated to the Virgin Mary.   Edward a student of Arthurian legends, an Order which met at Windsor Castle around a specially built table, similar to that of King Arthur’s Fellowship of the Round Table.

The Order of the Garter insignia consists of a jewelled collar of gold and red roses with five petals contained within tiny garters.  The roses alternate with twenty-six golden knots, each represents a member of the Order.  Hanging from the collar, a representation of St.George the patron saint of England, killing the dragon, enamelled with gold and set with diamonds.

Knights would wear a velvet garter with red and white letters, the Order’s motto; “Honi soit qui mal y pense or Evil be to he who evil thinks.”  This motto came about when Edward made a comment as he bent down and picked up the garter dropped by the Countess of Salisbury, whilst they danced, which led Edward to form the premier chivalric order in English history.

Historical records show that the son of Edward III had connections with knights who fought in the Holy Land, and inducted into the Templar tradition.  These same knights founded an esoteric lodge on their return to England, and were known to practice the occult arts.  Over the centuries Rosicrucian’s or Masons had been knighted into the Order of the Garter, a privilege granted by a reigning monarch.

During the Elizabethan period of Tudor England, Rosicrucian’s and the monarchy had close ties with each other.

Dr John Dee

Dr. John Dee

Grand Master, Dr John Dee (1527-1608) of the Order, was the confidant of Queen Elizabeth I and a practising occultist.  In May of 1555 after casting the horoscopes of Mary Tudor and Princess Elizabeth, was arrested and charged with bewitching the Queen.

Despite his short spell of imprisonment, he went on to receive Royal patronage of Elizabeth I when she ascended to the throne.  He became the Queen’s confidant.  Dee played an active role in diplomatic and intelligence matter’s and was closely associated with Sir Francis Walsingham, credited for the founding of the British Secret Service.  Walsingham first came on the scene as the Queen’s bodyguard, at a time when the Queens life was in mortal danger, and went on to develop an intelligence network across England and Europe.

Sir Francis Walsingham

Rumours spread that both Sir Francis Walsingham and Dr John Dee were students of occultism and met in an underground witches coven in Tudor England, gathering material for his intelligence network.  In 1570 Walsingham was appointed Ambassador to France, which enabled him to extend his spy network.

Negotiations were taking place in Paris, for a proposed marriage between Queen Elizabeth I of England and the Duke of Anjou.  Walsingham was of the opinion that such a marriage would not be in the best interests of England, and worked to undermine it at every stage.  Dee was instructed by Elizabeth, to check the stars, and he reported back to his Queen, it would not be a happy union for Queen and country.

Sir Francis Walsingham and Dr John Dee created a series of codes which agents could use to send messages across Europe.

A book of cryptography written by Abbot of Spanheim was discovered by Dee in 1562.  He went on to write “The Monad,” a book of the occult, a study in esoteric symbolism.

With the publication of the “Fama Fraternitatis,” a number of new lodges were created, and members claimed that the Order of the Ruscrucian’s played a part in the Reformation, rise of the Lutheran movement of Germany and Switzerland.  As supporters of Protestant dissidents, it led to the weakening of the political power of the Roman Catholic Church; enemy of the Cathars, Templars and Freemasons.  In the beginning the Rosicrucian Order, believed religious reformers were the power behind the Protestant movement, creators of spiritual tolerance, and in turn gave them support.  In fact Protestantism became spiritually bankrupt as the Roman Christians, which gave it substance of esoteric credibility.

Johann Valentin Andrea, a Lutheran clergyman born in Austria of 1586.  In 1620 he founded Rosicrucian lodges across Austria.

During the English Reformation of Tudor history, King Henry VIII will be the King most remembered for the destruction of churches and cathedrals; “Dissolution of the Monasteries.”  Protestants rejected feminine principles within the Christian faith, with the rejection of the Virgin Mary, which led to the rise of Anglo-Catholicism within the Church of England.

Elias Ashmole

Elias Ashmole

Elias Ashmole (1617-1692) friend of King Charles II, knight of the Order of the Garter and Freemason.  In 1652, Ashmole revealed his connection to the Rose Cross, and spoke of the Duke of Norfolk, grand Marshal of England being cured of leprosy.

In 1650, the book “Fasciculus Chemicus” written by Arthur Dee, personal physician to Czar Ivan the terrible was published by Ashmole.  With the death of Ivan, Dee played his part and the Romanov dynasty was established upon the throne.

Elias Ashmole and William Lilly were founders of the Rosicrucian lodge in London.  It symbolized the golden age prior to the fall when humanity was spiritually perfect, a time referring to the rebuilding of Solomon’s Temple according to Templar traditions.

Social reforms and attacks upon the religious establishment, characterized Oliver Cromwell’s activities in the 1640‘s.  This suggests that secret societies supported the “English Civil War.”  Many Rosicrucian’s and Freemasons were aristocrats, and would support the Royalist cause… Although the Order called for the abolition of the monarchy.

The Royal Society was formed in 1660, built upon Rosicrucian concept of an Invisible College, offering studies in science, religion, and the arts.

By the latter part of the 1640’s the Rosicrucian Order had formed lodges across Europe; Hamburg, Nuremburg, Paris and Amsterdam.  In the early years of the 18th century, one by one, Masonic lodges were opening their doors.

An important Masonic personality of the time, Chevalier Andrew Ramsay, supporter of the Jacobite cause, whose intention it was to bring the Stuart dynasty back to its rightful place; the English throne.  In 1736 whilst addressing French Masons he spoke of Masonry being the heir to Templar Secrets.

English aristocrats, supporters of the Stuarts introduced Freemasonry into France.  Members of the Society of Legitimists campaigning for Scottish princes, and the British crown.  In 1721 Lord Derwentwater founded France’s first lodge in Dunkirk with a charter granted by England’s Grand Lodge.

By royal decree the King of France prohibited membership to those who served in his court, threatening them with imprisonment in the Bastille.  Despite disapproval, Masonry flourished across France, and by the 1750’s many lodges were actively practising their arts.

The Roman Catholic Church condemned Freemasonry in 1738.

Grand Master Duc d’Anton of the French lodges, publicly preached of liberty, brotherhood, love and equality.  He was succeeded by Comte de Clement, who under his Grand Mastership, Freemasons split into several groups.  Duc de Chartres was elected as their new leader in 1771 upon the death of Comte de Clement.  During his time, French and English Freemasonry separated as each became independent bodies.

Savalette de Lage founded the “Friends of Truth” secret society in the 18th century.  The politics of this group mapped out plans for social reformation, which later became the French Revolution.  The Neuf Soeurs Masonic Lodge founded in Paris had the task of creating an alternative educational system.

Neuf Soeurs lodge members gave lectures on history, literature, chemistry and medicine at the College of Apollo, the Greek Sun God.  During the French Revolution, the college became known as Lycee Republican, and its tutors wore the Phrygian cap of the revolutionary militia.

Duc de la Rochafoucard, one of the leading members of the radical lodge, who translated the American Constitution into French.

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Freemasons: The Royal Society

Freemason Symbol

England was ruled by the Royal House of the Stuarts, and was going through political and social changes, as King Charles I was beheaded for his beliefs in 1649.

It was a time in history, that saw the emergence of the Masonic Royal Society of Sciences and the Arts.

It all started back in 1567, when Sir Thomas Gresham was one of the General Warden’s of Masons.

Gresham College was founded in 1579, at the bequest of Sir Thomas Gresham, as laid down in his will.  He even went to the point of listing what subjects were to be taught: Astronomy – Divinity – Geometry – Medicine and Music.

A group of learned men, thinker’s of their time, with an interest in experimental philosophy, met formally at Gresham College in Bishopgate, starting around 1645.  These learned men called themselves “The Invisible College” attending lectures and discussions of mutual interests, to one and all.

In its early days, the proceedings of the Invisible College were cloaked in secrecy.  Personal safety demanded that any discussions of an esoteric, moral or scientific nature, should take place underground.

The Royal Society was founded in 1660, by the freemasons, and its members and presidents included the likes of:

  • Robert Boyle assisted by Robert Hooke, who explored the properties of a vacuum, and gave his name to the gas law of volume and pressure.
  • William Petty, the father of modern statistics.
  • Laurence Rooke, a geometrician who worked on methods for determining longitude at sea.
  • Christopher Wren, Professor of Astronomy and prominent architect.

John Desaguliers was nominated to the post of “Curator of Experiments” in 1712, by Sir Isaac Newton, and was the first to demonstrate the existence of the atom.

Sir John Desaguliers became Grand Master of the Freemasons in 1719, and shaped the form of 18th century Freemasonry.

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Modern Illuminati Timeline (1/2)

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The Illuminati; one of those secret societies, a shadowy like organisation, shrouded in myth and legend.  They have been credited with manipulation of world events, a secret power which controls everything, from behind the scenes.

Bavarian Professor “Adam Weishaupt,” graduated in 1768 from the University of Ingolstadt, with a doctorate in law.

He sought a change, from Jesuits rule, which brought about a secret group being formed: The Illuminati on the 1st May 1776, with the Owl of Minerva as the group’s symbol, who represents the goddess of wisdom.

The use of Illuminati symbols in modern times tells us that the secret society is still in operation, controlling many world events.  The “All-Seeing Eye” associated with the order and the pyramid on the American one dollar bill, is said to represent the hierarchy of the order.  An unfinished image, means their goals, are as yet not completed.

The Pentagram, a symbol used by the Illuminati, in the practice of Black Magic.

French FreeMasons orchestrated the French Revolution against the Catholic Church and the Monarchy in 1789.  The Illuminists played their part by manipulating the grain market, causing shortages and rising bread prices, leading to poverty and famine across France, putting the country on the path towards evolution.

These Illuminists claimed that revolution would be better for its people and France.  This from conspirators who held up food supplies, blocked reforms in France’s National Assembly, as the people starved.

As the revolution started, the Jacobins’s most of whom were FreeMasons, created a campaign of terror.  Royalists and church members were sent to the guillotine.  King Louis XVI, descendant of King Philip IV was beheaded to cheers from the crowds.  France was drowning in a sea of blood.

“Jacques de Molay,” last Templar Grand Master had been avenged for his death.  The French Monarchy had been dealt a deathly blow, one which would not be forgotten.

The Duc d’Orleans, Grand Master of the Grand Orient of France, head of the French masons, along with two key Masons and Illuminists; Talleyrand and Mirabeau, started the Jacobins.  These Jacobins were an illuminized form of FreeMasons, presided over by George Jacques Danton o FreeMason.

A highly secret body of 300 key FreeMasons ruled France during its revolution.

The Prussian born Baron Anacharsis Clootz, a FreeMason and Illuminati member, and disciple of Adam Weishaupt, understood what he was trying to achieve; Socialism and Communism.  The French Revolution started out with satanic hierarchy, by November 1793, its true colours could be witnessed, in the campaign against religion.  A priest in France’s Revolutionary times would be killed, without question.

Henri de St.Simon laid out his ideas and plans for a European unity.  Sain Simon an Illuminatus suggested in the early 1800’s, in order to rearrange the world into a New Order, a number of events need to occur.

  • Two canals, one through the Suez, and the other through the Panama, creating interdependence between nations, and a dam on the Nile.
  • The technical transformation of the earth, and the biological creation of new “Androgynous Humanoid.” Progress would be achieved through revolutions.
  • Simon wanted to have a child with Madame de Stall, which would become the Anti-Christ.

As we know, their intentions never happened.

In 1807, President Jefferson and Secretary Gallatin, both members of the Illuminati, gave John Jacob Astor, special government privilege to sail his ship laden with fur, at a time when an embargo had been placed upon US ships.

Astor, his fur company had no scruples, fur trappers were paid with letters of credit, but never lived long enough to cash them in, they were murdered by his men, and so his company assets grew.

In 1812, Astor worked closely with George Clinton an Illuminati member on land deals.  John Coleman discovered Astor was a British Secret Agent.

DeWit Clinton, losing Presidential candidate was associated with the Illuminati, in the early history of the United States.  George Clinton was vice-president to Thomas Jefferson, and DeWit Clinton’s uncle.

Sir John A McDonald (1815-1891) was the first Prime Minister of Canada, a FreeMason, Knight of the Order of Bath, Knights Templar and member of the Lafayette Royal Arch Chapter of Washington DC.

Jehovah’s Witness can trace their origins to 19th century Adventist movement in America.  William Miller started the movement in 1816, he a Baptist lay preacher, proclaiming Christ’s return in 1843 then 1844.  Alas the promised Second Coming date came and went.

With the exposure of the Bavarian Illuminati in 1818, the central occult power, of European secret societies shifted to “Carbonarism aka the Alta Vendita,” led by Karl Rothschild.

The Masons were highly distressed in 1818, when a secret document; “Permanent Instructions – Practical Code of Rules,” sent to them from the Alta Vendita was lost.  Panic rained amongst their leaders, which led to offers of reward for its return.

The Rothschild’s were Satanists and adopted the hexagram symbol in 1822 for their coat of arms.

Henry Clay, losing presidential candidate and Grand Master Mason of Kentucky in 1824, held close ties to the Illuminati DuPont’s.  The DuPont’s played a major part in the building of the American capital, which was laid out and constructed with many occult patterns.

In 1833 Samuel Francis DuPont married cousin Sophie Madeleine DuPont.  The DuPont’s and Cazenoves intermarried, creating DuPont’s French lineage.

One Zevi Hirsh Kalischer proposed a venture to the Rothschild family in 1836, that they purchase Erez Israel.  So it was, the Rothschild became the main force behind the creation of Israel, and appropriately carries the “Seal of Solomon” as its logo.

In the 1840’s John Anderson Collins was involved with the Illuminati plots involving Unitarians – Rosicrucians – Masons in the creation of militant abolitionists, in the waging of war against the south.

In 1841, William Collins Witney, was the power behind President Cleveland.  William Collins Witney married Flora Payne, whose family were linked with the Rockefellers and Standard Oil.  William’s son; Harry Payne Whitney married Gertrude Vanderbilt in 1896.

In 1844 John Bartholomew McDonald was born, and became railway engineer, who built New York’s subway system.  His family had links to the Vanderbilt’s and as such got prime contracts.

William Collins Whitney was initiated into the Skull & Bones in 1863, he had two sons, both of whom became members of the Illuminati and the Order of Skull & Bones.

Jean Henri Dunant founded the Red Cross in 1864, and in 1901 received the Nobel Prize for Peace.  This Mason promoted interest in the treatment of prisoners of war, the abolition of slavery, and called for a Jewish homeland.

The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln on the 14th april 1865 in Ford’s Theatre in Washington, by John Wilkes Booth, a known Mason, sent shock waves across the country… Overnight Booth became the most wanted, most hunted man.

Charles Taze Russell, a Knights Templar, FreeMason, Illuminati, also held a secret membership of the Rosicrucians.  His satanic bloodline founded the International Bible Students Association, forerunners of the Jehovah Witness.

Astor Waldorf owned England’s Observer newspaper.  FreeMasons and Illuminati were taking over ownerships of NewsPaper and Television and the Movies in Holywood.  The Astor’s were involved in the movement against alcoholic drink, which later led to Prohibition.  The Kennedy and Onassis Illuminati families got rich quick during prohibition times, by their involvement in boot-legging.

In 1886 Frederic Aguste Barthold, a confirmed Mason, undertook the commission to build, to create a sculpture which would stand in New York harbour; “The Statue of Liberty.”  One hundred and thirty one years later, it still stands as a constant reminder.

The Rothschild’s became a powerful family in FreeMason’s.  Their money led to the creation of Jewish colonies in Palestine.  Part of a letter written by Charles T Russell founder of the Jehovah Witness:

What is needed here, therefore, next to water and cleanliness, is a good government which will protect the poor from the ravenous and the wealthy.  Banking institutions on sound bases, and doing business honourably, are also greatly needed.

In 1891, the Rothschild’s supported Rhodes and created DeBeers.  Seven wills were drawn up by Rhodes, establishing a secret society based around Jesuits and Masons.  Its aim to create a One-World-Government created around Britain and the Rhodes Scholarships.

In 1891 Jehovah Witnesses were taught that God resided on the star Alcyone, from where he governed the universe.  This was based on text found within their bible.

In 1896, Cornelius Vanderbilt Whitney married Marie Norton, who wentg on to marry W. Averell Harriman, the man who helped finance Hitler and gain his power.

lusitania-on-fireIn 1899, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt was sent a telegram, a warning not to sail on the Lusitania, because there was a chance it could be sunk by German submarines.  He never received the telegram, and sailed to his death…

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Jacques de Molay’s Revenge

Knights Templar Burnings

Burnt at the stake

On the 18th March 1314, Knights Templar Grand Master; Jacques de Molay was burned at the stake, on trumped up charges of heresy.  King Philip IV of France was responsible for the destruction of this Holy Order.

Jacques de Molay had his revenge, when King Philip IV of France along with Pope Clement V, died within a year, punished for the part they played.

Some 450 years later, Jacques de Molay would have his revenge, as the sons and daughters of the Order of the Templars, would strike a deathly blow at the heart of the French Monarchy.

In 1789, a year known across Europe, the start of the French Revolution.  Ten years of horror, as French citizens redesigned the political landscape of their country, and some 17,000 people were known to have been executed.

French Freemasons, heirs to the traditions of the Knights Templar, called upon the dying curse of Jacques de Molay of 1314, when he burnt at the stake on trumped up charges of heresy.

He called to his God, that King Philip IV and Pope Clement V his accusers should join him… Within a year both had died.

Execution of Louis XVI

Execution of King Louis XVI

So it was, Freemasons orchestrated the French Revolution against the Catholic Church and the Monarchy.  King Louis XVI a descendant of King Philip IV was beheaded.  As the King’s head rolled off the guillotine, the cheers from the crowd were heard, as one jumped upon the scaffold, put his finger in the King’s blood, shouting “Jacques de Molay, thou art avenged.”

The French Monarchy was dealt a deathly blow, by the descendants of the Knights Templar, one which would not be forgotten.

Freemasons created the French Revolution, a way of changing the social order of France, and deal a blow against the monarchy.

The Illuminists manipulated the grain market, causing shortages in 1789, leading to poverty and famine across France, putting the country on the path towards revolution.

These Illuminists claimed that revolution would be better for its people and the country.  This from conspirators who held up food supplies, blocked reforms in France’s National Assemble, as the people starved.

The real aim of storming the Bastille wasn’t the release of prisoners.  This was where Jacques de Molay, had been held prisoner and underwent torture.

As the revolution started, the Jacobins, most of whom were Freemasons, created a campaign of terror.  Royalists and Church members were sent to the guillotine, as France was drowning in a sea of blood.

By the end of 1793, this Revolutionary Republic had a problem, hundreds of thousands of men, with no work.  They opted to depopulate France, as a never ending stream of victims were rounded up, and marched to their death.

This terror was the product of hostility towards the monarchy and the Roman Catholic Church by the Masons and Illuminati, the Templars successors.

For thousands of years, secret societies, guardians of ancient orders, have exercised their influence on the destiny of nations.

The Knights Templar became the Freemasons, and a by product was the Illuminati, founded in Bavaria, with a mission to create a secular Masonic world by revolutionary means.

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Templar Legends: Skull of Sidon

Skull and CrossBones

When one thinks of the “Skull and Cross-Bones” our minds are drawn back to medieval times, of piracy on the high seas, with the likes of Black Beard.  The legend of the so called “Jolly Roger” is macabre to say the least, one of lost love and a Templar.

So join me as I delve into its history…

A great Lady of Maraclea, whose lover was of the Templar Order, and a Lord of Sidon was devastated at her death.

As darkness fell following her burial, this Templar committed the worst thing possible, he dug up her body and violated it.

A voice spoke to him, out of the darkness; return in nine months, and he would have a son.  At the appointed time, nine months to the day, he returned and opened the grave once more.  He discovered a head on leg bones, and a voice spoke; guard it well, for it be the giver of good things, and he scurried away with his prize.

He defeated his enemies in battle, by raising this macabre head for all to see.

The Order of the Knights Templar adopted the white Skull and Crossbones on a black cloth, which became the battle flag of the Knights Templar.  The flag became a talisman, designed to strike fear into opposing sailors…

In time the Skull and Crossbones became one of the possessions of the Knights Templar, and was called upon during the Templar trials.

The Crusades in the Holy Land came to an end in 1291, when they were driven out by Muslim forces.

Templar Knight; Tibald Gaudin is believed to have been responsible for removal of Templar treasure to Sidon (rendezvous for pirates) and elected Grand Master of the order.

The Skull and Crossbones is believed to have Masonic connections, and in the past the symbol had been used on Masonic grave sites.

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