Secret Legacy

The Secrets of Freemasonry and its Kindred Arts and Sciences were finally revealed to us one December morning, several years ago, when we chanced upon a lucky find in a second-hand book-stall, in Anaheim, California. It seems that someone had dispensed with an extensive collection of books on Freemasonry. The usual exoteric subject matter was present and accounted for. However, a few gems of inestimable value were made available to us. It became clear that we were being guided into the...

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The Crime is discovered and an oracle committed. B. The Levite's testimony. It is evident that the woman was raped by the men of Gibeah, but not as to the murder. What comes out is the men wanted the Levite, and not the woman. The man probably killed his own concubine himself, since he did not care for her except as property. C. The War. 600 men of the Tribe of Benjamin survive. 21. The Curse. A. No one would give their daughters to Benjamin. B. The Solution destroy the Men and Women and...

Ahiman

First, Crudens' Concordance, page 588 Ahiman - Num 13 22 - A. was of the children of Anak. Ahiman - a brother prepared, a brother of the Right Hand. (4) Page 584 Rezon - lean, or small, or secret, or prince. The son of Eliadah. 1 Kings 11 23. Before we start quoting the Bible, we shall get our texts listed. In the Scofield Reference Bible, in the Concordance Dictionary of Proper Names, we get the following Ahiman - my brother is a gift ( ) Num. 13 22. Rezon - Lean, of Damascus. 1 Kings 11 23....

Dossiers Secrets

So, then, in this place we shall examine these Benjaminites more closely, and see if there might be some Connections with the legends of Freemasonry as well as other popular legends. The first legend to discuss is that which we quoted above. The entire piece, given in French in the endnotes to Holy Blood, Holy Grail, is rather cryptic. It does not openly speak of the Merovingians. Instead, it speaks of the descendants of Benjamin, and implies the region of the Peloponnese known as Arcadia, and...

The Curse

However, the beginning of the story really takes place in Chapter 19. The Bible's testimony is lacking in details, but what we see is the case of false or at least unfair accusation. A. Restores silver to his mother. B. She has 200 pieces melted into a 'molten image' and a shrine is built, with Ephod, Teraphim, and Micah installed one of his sons as priest. C. v. 7. Levite from Bethlehem-Judah. Installed as Micah's priest.

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Now, the importance of the 3X3 extends beyond the reference to the Ritual of the Royal Arch. It also refers to the Time System of the Code of the Eternal, since 27 x 4 is equal to 108, which is an important number in the Time System. This word does not show up in any other Masonic Encyclopaedia in our possession. Nor do we meet with it anywhere else. So, we can assume it to be a word created to conceal a meaning of importance. ADON is equal to AIN 61, NOT. That is an important word in the...

Introduction To The Internet Edition

This is Internet Edition version 1.6. We had originally planned on offering it as text only format, but we decided to issue some of its parts online. Authors usually issue the earlier material first. We chose to create the Second Book first, namely the Qadosh section. Now we bring elements of the first part out, and make them available. The First Book, Legacy deals with our motives for embarking on this Quest, and with the factors that played a large part in getting us started, investigating...

A 2000 Years Later

G ODFREY VI is Godfroi de Bouillon, who became King of Jerusalem circa 1099 c.e. This means that, at circa 901 BCE, some kind of wholesale departure took place in Palestine. We have already made note of the division of the Monarchy in circa 922 BCE. The resulting upheaval makes it clear to us that this period would be the best time for a group of Benjaminites to depart without raising much suspicion. 2000 YEARS LATER -- may actually refer, not to 901 BCE, but to 893 BCE. For, according to 2...

Abn Masu Hbunys

Synwb h ws)m Nb) The Stone which the Builders Rejected Is this a mere coincidence In the IV York Rite, the degree of Mark Master, the Stone which the Builders Rejected plays an important role, and it plays an important role in the symbolism presented in Holy Blood, Holy Grail, the Stone of SION. In fact, it is stated by those researchers that this rejected stone referred to a particular stone overlooked or unjustifiably neglected during the building of the Temple. In other words, something of...

His Hidden Thing

Other Pass-words of this degree, in the old Rituals, are GABAON, STYR, LIBANUS, DAVID. rts, SATAR or STAR Heiph. rytsh , h'styr, 'he hid', concealed, veiled a veil, occultatio, arcanum.' A HINT TO THE INITIATES TO LOOK FOR SOME CONCEALED MEANING, THAT COULD NOT SAFELY BE INTRUSTED TO ALL, UNDER THE WORDS OF THIS DEGREE AND THEIR PRETENDED EXPLANATIONS. For starters, this word equals 666 if spelled rwts , and 671 if spelled rwts'h . These numbers are pregnant with symbolism to the Kabbalist, to...

More Slagheaps Of Conjecture

For the True Initiate, there is no God. This is not atheism. The Supreme Being has no attributes, because it is the Totality, aka the Pleroma of the Gnostics. The Formless and Empty void of the Buddhists (Shunyata). Spend several nights watching the stars, pondering the great question, and you will, sooner or later, recognize Pleroma, if you haven't already. THERE is no God. Not No - Thing AIN 61, NUIT, AIN SOPH. The point at which God Manifests is in the Heart. This is Hadit, the winged solar...

The Royal

Now we come to consider the Royal Art from our understanding of the term. We shall speak of blood. Blood plays a major role in any history of the Authentic Tradition. Blood is a medium for History. Trevor Ravenscroft and Kenneth Grant both have spent a great deal of time on the subject of Blood Atavisms, though both have covered it in a flawed manner. When we speak of the power of Blood, or of Bloodlines, we shall not apologize, if what we say seems to be racist in tone. For, we do not hold...

The Underground Stream

The River where the combat is supposed to have occurred, is named Gadara conjecturally. It was perhaps the same river at the crossing whereof Ezra had those to rendezvous who accompanied him to Judaea. For that it was 'the River Ahava' according to his Book and in the Sanskrit, and therefore presumably in Zend and Persian, ahava in Sanscrit i.e., a-hve-a, means 'war, battle.' But where the River is it is impossible to ascertain. We get little out of this, except for one really interesting clue....

Love Festivals

We have strayed away from the subject of this section in order to introduce a Deity Initiator Instructor who assumes a great deal of importance in our story. All in all, the play, The Daughter of Hiram Abif gives us much material to study, though the play is not a large one. We have more about the failure of the Davidic Monarchy, practically before it happened, more about Solomon and Hiram, more about migration patterns from Palestine to Greece. Robert Graves would undoubtedly have found this...

The Horus Concept

Throughout history, this concept has existed in one form or another. In ancient Egypt, the King was an Incarnation of Horus, then became an Osiris upon death, and the next king became the present Incarnation of Horus. During Messianic times, the Messiah was not a one-shot deal, forever and ever in all eternity. Messiah-ship was a species of King-ship. The Anointed one, the Deliverer, was an office that held to the rules of succession. In the Essene communities, the head of the Order was the...

By Way Of Conclusion

Sitchin, in When Time Began, pp. 77-78, writes regarding the builders of Stonehenge An interesting clue emerges as one reads the legends concerning the tumulus of Newgrange. According to Michael J. O'Kelly, a leading architect and explorer of the site and its surroundings (Newgrange Archaeology, Art, and Legend), the site was known in early Irish lore by various names that all designated it as BRUG OENGUSA, the 'House of Oengus,' son of the chief god of the pre-Celtic pantheon who had come to...

The Pope Shall Restore The Spoil

Ll , Shalal, 'spoil, prey, booty, plunder.' Mwl , Shalom, 'restores, shall restore.' yib , 'Father ' the y added to b giving greater intensity of meaning. In Greek Papa in Latin, Papa, a 'Father, a Bishop, the Pope.' So that these three words unmistakably mean, 'THE POPE SHALL RESTORE THE SPOIL ' i.e., LIBERTAS, LIBERT , Freedom of Conscience. Perhaps also, secretly, the spoil taken from the Order of the Temple. Perhaps. Perhaps this refers to the restoration of the pact made with Clovis, which...

Freedom Of Thought

P.'. on the bridge are said by Dumas, in his novel of 'Joseph Balsamo, or the Memoirs of a Physician,' to have meant 'Lilia Pedibus Destrue ' 'Destroy with your feet the Lilies ' or, 'Tread under foot the Lilies ' -- a declaration of eternal hostility against the Bourbons. But in the old Rituals they are said to be the initials of the words 'Libert de Passer,' and this gives the clue to the real meaning. It was thus that the Hermetic Philosophers and Alchemists concealed...

Oannes Dagon

Let us suppose that the Benjaminites of the Kingdom of Mari, were a nuisance to the more civilized rulers because of their ancestry -- a genetic link to the Nephilim, perhaps. Among the temples unearthed in Mari, was a Temple of Oannes, or Dagon, the Fish-God who the Philistines worshipped. Some say the Philistines originated in Crete, and in relation to the Israelites, they were considered with the same amount of loathing as the Benjaminites of Mari were to the officials. Indeed, today, to be...

Act I

Audience chmber of King Solomon. Hiram, Solomon, Zabud, others. Scene II. Galilee. Solomon, Hiram, Court Chorus Shulammite. Scene III. Harem in Jerusalem. Shulammite Chorus. Scene IV. Banquet. Solomon, Shulammite, Captain of the Guard, Cleonthes. Shulammite, Chorus. Scene II. By beloved is mine. Shepherd Cleonthes , Shulammite. Scene III. I am my beloved's. Shepherd Cleonthes , Shulammite. Scene IV. The Festival of Melcarth in Tyre. King Hiram, Cleonthes, mother of Shulammite, and her...

The Daughter Of Hiram Abiff

Hiram Abiff

Thrill with lissome lust of the light. Oh man My man Come careering out of the night Of Pan IO Pan Io Pan Io Pan Come over the sea From Sicily and from Arcady Roaming as Bacchus with fauns and pards And nymphs and satyrs for thy guards, On a milk-white ass, come over the sea To me, to me, And wash thy White thigh, beautiful God, In the moon of the woods, on the marble mount, The dimpled dawn of the amber fount Shepherdess No Temptation. Poussin, Teniers hold the Key -- the Parchments of...

Poussin Is The

The FIFTH Gate is the introduction, which states that this story is a marvellous legend, which highlights history like the finial on a cathedral. Poussin is a Key with his painting of the Shepherds of Arcadia, and King Midas. We know about the former, and we know the tomb was not in Arcadia, but in Arques, France, until the 1980s. We know about the geometry in the painting. It is worth noting that the recent exposure THE TOMB OF GOD is seriously flawed. See our essay IS THIS THE HOLY MOUNTAIN...

Ahiman Rezon

More to say about The Book of the Words. We shall comment presently upon The Book of the Words, by Albert Pike. The Book of the Words, 1 - 32 , Sepher ha-Debarim, originally published at Charleston, 1868 c.e. Our edition is the 1992 Reprint by Kessinger Publications, Kila, Montana. This work was originally printed along with the Rituals, Liturgies, Legendas, Readings, Morals and Dogma, for the use of the Consistories in each State, under the Southern Masonic Jurisdiction of the Ancient and...

Triad

To know exactly who is who, and what is what, it will be necessary to explain the Triad, or Trinity, its origin and its changes or metamorphoses. Then the TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO - the three in one - can be recognized in the cross more readily than most people see the three persons in one God. The triad generally belongs to the male, although the female Divinities were sometimes of triple constitution. 7 . If we turn to the analysis of the subject according to Rawlinson, we find taht the first and...

Freemasonry

Freemasonry, as envisioned by its creators, fulfills the same purpose. Theoretically a man who becomes a Freemason is mature is married, perhaps is possibly a member of a religious denomination is affiliated with his political party of choice, and so on. Then, by achieving Marriage with the Order, these men of different walks of life can be bonded in Brotherhood. People from all walks of life are gathered together and united to achieve one purpose, the Accomplishment of the Great Work. As it...

On The Crowned And Conquering Child The Significance Of Horus

He who was called Christ on the circumference of the Templar circle was still named Horus at the point within the circle. -- A. E. Waite, The Chivalry of the Holy Temple, in Emblematic Freemasonry, p. 185. Waite is referring to the works of Friedrich Ludwig Zacharias Werner, which included The Templars in Cyprus and The Brethren of the Croix. The other images group around me to support me let all be worshipped, for they shall cluster to exalt me. -- Ai.III.22. First sentence. In 525 B.C.E., the...

Sepher Ha Debarim

Sepher ha 'Debarim is the Hebrew title Albert Pike applied to The Book of the Words, 1 - 32 . Words our abbreviation is a piece of etymological research into the origins and meanings of the words employed in the rituals of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite AASR . Included is a lot of secret lore which Freemasons should study, but rarely do. In fact, a lot of the denials made by eminent writers, in the case of the past couple of centuries, namely, Mackey, Clegg, Waite, and company and those...

The Johannite Tradition

What is necessary is an interdisciplinary approach to one's chosen material -- a mobile and flexible approach that permits one to move freely between disparate disciplines, across space and time. One must be able to link data and make connections between people, events, and phenomena widely divorced from each other. One must be able to move, as necessity dictates, from the third to the twelfth to the seventh to the eighteenth century, drawing on a varied spectrum of sources -early...

What Is The Johannite Tradition

Since most of our material concerning the Johannite Tradition will be found in Book Two, Qadosh The Johannite Tradition, we shall present here a brief outline of it, as we use the term, and as we have come to understand the term. Original usages of the term apply it to one of the various Johns in the New Testament. John the Baptist, John the Divine, John who wrote the Gospel of John. Others use the name John the Almoner, who is said to have been a patron of the Qadosh Fathers. We have come to...